Utkarsh Rai is VP Software and Managing Director of Infinera India (NASDAQ: INFN) and recipient of Udyog Rattan award. After earning his Computer Science degree from BITS Pilani in the late eighties, Utkarsh worked in Siemens, first in Delhi and then in Germany. He moved on to work with Adaptec in the USA. While working there, he completed a Certification in Business Administration from UC Berkeley by attending evening classes. During the boom period of the late nineties, when Indians were flooding the U.S. job market, he sensed better opportunities in India and swam against the tide to join Motorola in Bengaluru. Having gained the required experiences, he took another gamble in leaving a safe and successful career in Motorola to bet on a small startup, Infinera, more than a decade back. Since then Infinera has gone public growing manifold. Utkarsh’s desire to share his experiences with a wider audience spurred him to write books. His books – “Offshoring Secrets”, “101 Myths and Realities @ the office” were well received. He is on to his next book on career Management.