IIT Madras Technology Summit in the Bay Area Saturday, 8 Sep 2018 ServiceNow, Santa Clara, CA, U.S.A.
IIT Madras Technology Summit in the Bay Area
Saturday, 8 Sep 2018
ServiceNow, Santa Clara, CA, U.S.A.
IIT Madras is India’s #1 engineering College – for the THIRD year in a row !!!
San Francisco Bay Area hosts
IIT Madras Technology Summit
Sep 8 at ServiceNow, Santa Clara, CA
Theme: Frontiers in AI
Super Early Bird Registrations expiring soon
IITMAANA Bay Area Bridge Tournament
30 June 2018 – San Jose Bridge Center, San Jose, CA, U.S.A.
The IITMAANA Bay Area Chapter hosted its 2018 Bridge Tournament at the San Jose Bridge Center in San Jose, CA. This inaugural event attracted several Bridge enthusiasts, who were subjected to bouts of nostalgia from their Bridge-playing days on campus. Many of them had not played Bridge in a long time, and did not have a partner. But, the organizers ensured that everyone who showed up was matched with a partner, and had an entertaining afternoon of Bridge. Lunch and snacks were available in abundance, but the spirit and camaraderie on display showed the IITM bond was strong across the decades. There was representation from every decade starting with the 1970’s, with the youngest player from the 2015 batch. But, the real piece de resistance was seeing the 80+ year-old mother of an Alum matching her wits against the rest of the players.
Here are some PHOTOS taken at the event.
This event was organized by the IITMAANA Bay Area Chapter Committee – Shoba Sivasankar, Mohan Kompella, Niran Kundapur, and Naren Nayak. Special thanks are due to Dinesh Nettar, who put in a tremendous effort to plan and organize the tournament, while also acting as the tournament Director.
The spirit of IITM is flying high!
Prepared By: Naren Nayak, President, IITMAANA, Bay Area Chapter
31 March 2018 – Google, Mountain View, CA, U.S.A.
The IITMAANA Bay Area Chapter hosted its 2018 Gajendra Circle Conference & Networking Event at the Google campus in Mountain View, CA. This annual, day-long event was attended by around 100 people, including spouses and children, from the IITM Alumni community. The conference had a variety of panels catering to the diverse interests of the Alumni community. New, this year, was the Pitch Perfect segment featuring IITM Alums “pitching” their companies, ideas, and products to the audience. This segment gave the attendees an opportunity to learn about businesses, small and large, in different industries.
A key facet of this event was to allow attendees to network. And, there were plenty of opportunities to do this – in between panels, during lunch, and at the Social Hour (it actually was much longer!) at the end of the day. The TARAMS hangout serving tea, coffee, snacks, and beverages helped set the mood and revive nostalgic memories from life at the IITM campus. Sale of IITM memorabilia was brisk. Overall, it was good to see old friends catching up, and many new friendships being formed.
Here are some PHOTOS taken at the event. And, these are the videos:
Pitch Perfect Segment
The IITMAANA Bay Area Chapter thanks Google for being the Event Sponsor and providing us its facility. We are grateful to all the panelists and speakers for their time and effort. Our sincere thanks to the volunteers who helped run the event. Our gratitude to the Organizing Committee – Anish Kadavil, Mohan Kompella, Pradeep Madhavarapu, Shishir Rai, Shoba Sivasankar, and Vaibhav Sharma for their tireless efforts. Finally, we appreciate the support of all the attendees for helping make this event a grand success. We look forward to seeing many more from the IITM Alumni community at future IITMAANA events.
It’s good to see the spirit of IITM is flying high!
Prepared By: Naren Nayak, President, IITMAANA, Bay Area Chapter
At the close of nominations, the following nominations were received for the IITMAANA Board posts:
President: Prasanna Vinjamuri, ’93 ME
Vice President: Srinath Chigullapalli, ’99 Met
Secretary: Amarendra Nettem, ’89 Civil
Treasurer: Ram Vemuri, ’95 CS&E
As there were just 1 nominations per post, the Board has decided to forego the voting process. On behalf of IITMAANA, we welcome the new board members and we look forward to their leadership in the future.
Election officer, IITMAANA
This is a special and exciting time for IITM’ and Alumni to come together with shared values and a common sense of purpose for significant contributions towards education, mentoring, career advice and motivation to young alumni from seasoned professionals, for potentially rewarding benefits to all members. The IIT Madras Foundation provides a strategic goal for all alumni to contribute towards the growth of their alma mater.
The Boston area is host to a vibrant community of IITM alumni working in technology, education and healthcare. In this spirit, IITMAANA conducted a Kick-off Event to inaugurate the IITMAANA Boston chapter.
On a balmy Saturday Fall afternoon of December 2, IITM alumni across generations gathered for an Inaugural meeting commemorating the IIT MAANA Boston Chapter and the building of a Network of IITM Chapters across the East Coast, held at the prestigious MIT Cambridge in Boston. There was a buffet of delicious food and drinks with scrumptious samosas, organized
by Sanjay Guruprasad. Thank you Sanjay!
An eclectic group of IIT Alumni enthusiastically participated and engaged in interactive discussions, brainstormed innovative ideas, expressed concern areas while providing guidance for a successful Boston chapter and for chapters being launched within the IITMAANA Network. A resounding THANK YOU to Dilip Subramanyam for his dedication, hard work and support over the last 10-20 years for creating and developing the IITMAANA Chapter in Boston. He has now passed the Torch forward to a new team who will spearhead and grow IITMAANA Boston into a thriving organization.
Please welcome the new Appointees for the Boston IITMAANA Chapter:
Roopesh Mathur - President
Suresh Sriramulu - Vice President
Sanjay Guruprasad - Secretary
Treasurer - to be appointed
“A trip to nostalgia now and then is good for the spirit.”
You are cordially invited to the IITM Researches Reunion. Join your fellow batchmates as we catch up, reminisce, and create new memories together! This is the first time we want to bring all researchers for a reunion from across all years of graduation. We invite all Ph.D., MS, M.Tech and Post-Docs who had the pleasure of doing research at IITM. This is a celebration of the bond we all have to IITM, that we are bonded by our spirit as seekers of truth, as toilers at the lab, our passion for science and research and most of all in celebration of the strong friendships we built there.
This will also be an opportunity to see the growth of IITM research, innovations, meet with current faculty and researchers and hear about their research pursuits.Read more
The Bay Area’s IITMAANA Chapter had its annual professional conference on Saturday, April 8, at the offices of ServiceNow in Santa Clara, CA. This year’s conference was attended by over 100 people from a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience.
Our Keynote speaker was Mark Fulgham, a prominent figure in the Silicon Valley, and President of NTT Data Inc. While his decades of experience in the IT industry ensured that he has “seen it all”, he was most willing to share his viewpoints on the theme of the conference and other topics. Ashok Santhanam was the host for the Keynote Fireside.Read more