Tech Leaders of Tomorrow

Some former winners such as Google helped give a leg up to the crop of 2009 Technology Pioneers chosen by the World Economic Forum

The group of 20 young, fresh-faced computer programmers in jeans and polo shirts embossed with the company logo could have been with any Silicon Valley startup. But the team, lined up in New Delhi in July 2007 for a portrait taken by a news photographer, work for a Swiss company called Nivio, which employs more than 85% of its engineers and designers in India. The headline over the photo crows: "Indians invented world's first Windows-based online desktop."

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