Sujit Sinha, 2009 Honoree

Senior director, IT strategy and architecture
Motorola Inc.
Schaumburg, , Ill.
First job:
"My first professional job was at NASA launching space shuttles; so I once was a real rocket scientist. Now if only lines of code would obey Newtonian physics!"
Favorite vice:
"As anyone who knows me at all will tell you, my vice is chocolate. My executive assistant rations me one piece of chocolate a day, so I do not become too stressed. It certainly does help."
What do you love about IT?
"It sits at the center of the technological convergence, and working at a mobile solutions firm makes it that much more exciting. This is the advantage that a career in IT provides ? a broad view that changes the way things get done."
Twenty years ago, I was...
"preparing to launch Shuttle Discovery after spending two and a half years redesigning the solid rocket boosters after the Challenger accident. It was a personally gratifying moment to get the fleet flying again, and one that I hope was reflected in all
Favorite ice cream flavor:
"Cookies and cream."
In high school, I should have been voted "Most Likely to ..."
"become a nuclear physicist and glow in the dark. Wait -- that is what I was voted."
Favorite movie:
2001: A Space Odyssey
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