Unity Dinner 2012’s theme of “creating Jobs” especially, when we are trying to recover from a long recession, is very close to our heart. America is a land of opportunity and immigrants have come here from all over the globe to fulfill their dreams. This is very much evident from all the hustle and bustle we see here in Silicon Valley, where we are ahead of the innovation curve and creating new markets, thus creating scope of more employment.

This is a perfect evening, for GOPIO Silicon Valley and Indo-American Community Federation, to recognize someone with an “Entrepreneurship of the year award”

He is not new to any awards; he has received several national and international entrepreneurship awards.  He has been recognized by the Prime Minister of India and FICCI Corp. of India and also awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by the Co-Federation of Indian Industry (CII) and C&L.

He has been a panel speaker for Seybold, COMDEX, and many other Indian technical tradeshows.

Bill Gates has personally congratulated him for his PlanWell creation saying that MirrorPlus Technologies had “the most sophisticated application of a server farm network using Windows 2000 that I have ever seen” and announced an Alliance Partnership with MirrorPlus Technologies.

He later merged MirrorPlus Technologies that he had founded with Ford Graphics and later became a part of ARC. ARC went public in Feb 2005 and is listed in NYSE. He is currently Chief Technology Officer of ARC. ARC has employed up to 5000 employees nationwide. He is also serving on the Board of many multinational companies.

Additionally he has also founded other companies like Elegant Micro Device and Consolidated Software with each having great successes in their own domain areas.

He is also a community activist. He worked closely with many council members, assembly members, city officials including mayors along with Congress and Senates throughout the country and his own Family Foundation helps 500 orphan children worldwide.

It is thus our immense pleasure to grant the award to Mr.Rahul Roy.