Today we are talking to Swamy Kotagiri, the CTO at Magna International. And we discuss the benefits of taking time to unplug and reflect, creating a culture where everyone has an entrepreneurial mindset, and benefits of diverse product teams.
All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!
Swamy Kotagiri was named Chief Technology Officer of Magna International, a leading global supplier with $35 billion sales, in January 2014. In this role, Kotagiri is globally responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s innovation and new product strategy and development, at a corporate level as well as in conjunction with Magna’s operating units.
Kotagiri has more than 23 years in the automotive industry and a Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University. He has more than 12 patents to his credit in automotive product and process design.
We have more than 173,000 entrepreneurial-minded employees dedicated to delivering mobility solutions. We are a mobility technology company and one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers with 340 manufacturing operations and 89 product development, engineering and sales centres in 27 countries.
Our competitive capabilities include body exteriors and structures, power and vision technologies, seating systems and complete vehicle solutions. Our common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MG) and the New York Stock Exchange (MGA). For further information about Magna, visit www.magna.com.