IITMAANA Bay Area Gajendra Circle Conference

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

Gnani Palanikumar, CEO Quest (Pitch Perfect segment)

Nikhil Raj, Paysa.com (Pitch Perfect segment)

Ravi Polisetty, Vlocity Inc. (Pitch Perfect segment)


Blockchain Unleashed!

Caring for Family Separated by the Seven Seas

Innovation to Product - What's a Successful Go-to-Market Strategy?

AI, AI Everywhere - What Can an IITian Do?


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

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