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IITMAANA's 2017 Gajendra Circle Conference

Annual Professional Conference

th Apr
10:00 am
2225 Lawson Lane, Santa Clara, CA

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IITMAANA's 2017 Gajendra Circle Conference


Thanks to our Event Sponsor ServiceNow

 Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Jobs

 When:    Saturday, April 8, 2017 

               Conference: 10:00am - 4:30pm (Lunch, Snacks, Beverages included)

               Social Hour:  4:30pm - 5:30pm (Hors d'oeuvres, Wine/Beer, Beverages)

Where: ServiceNow, 2225 Lawson Lane, Santa Clara, CA

What:   A conference hosted by IITMAANA and open to the Public

              (You do NOT have to be an IIT Madras Alum to register)

Tickets: REGISTER HERE  (Discount for spouses,  youth in school/college)

Who's Going?: Attendee List


Looking to Hire? Looking for Job Opportunities? This is the Event for you!!


10:00am - Registration & Networking

10:30am - AI and the 5-year forecast on Jobs

  • Vic Mahadevan (CEO, Dev Solutions) (IITM 1975) - Moderator
  • Kannan Govindarajan (Director, ServiceNow) (IITM 1991)
  • Kalmanje Krishnakumar (Chief, Autonomous Systems/Robotics NASA Ames) (IITM 1982)
  • Anima Anandkumar (Principal Scientist, Amazon Web Services) (IITM 2004)
  • Muthu Muthusrinivasan (Head Risk/Safety Platform, Uber) (IITM 2004)
  • Eshwar Belani (Partner, Symphony Incubator) (IITM 1996)

11:30am - Bay Area Parenting for ages 4-14

  • Madhura Belani (Elementary/Middle School Parent) - Moderator
  • Lalitha Kumar (Parent Ambassador, High School/College Parent)
  • Naghi Prasad (Middle School Parent) (IITM 1988)
  • Gayatri Subramaniam (MS ED, MA MFT, Therapist)
  • Usha Sangam (College Parent, Parenting Instructor & Consultant) (IITM 1983)

12:30pm - LUNCH

1:00pm - Exciting Opportunities in the Energy Industry

  • Tilak Gopalarathnam (Director, LG Tech) (IITM) - Moderator
  • Sudeshna Pabi (Sr. Scientist, Electric Power Research Institute)
  • Konda Reddy (VP Engg, Sentient Energy) (IITM 1997)
  • Kumar Dhuvur (Co-Founder, PowerScout) (IITM 2000)
  • Anil Suri (formerly Chief Risk Officer, PG&E)

2:00pm - Keynote Fireside Chat

                          Mark Fulgham (President & CTO, NTT DATA Americas)

                          Host: Ashok Santhanam (CEO, FogLogic) (IITM 1974)

2:45pm - Future of VC Investments in AI

  • Ravi Belani (Stanford Entrepreneurship School) - Moderator
  • Dilip Venkatachari (VP, McKinsey & Co.) (IITM 1981)
  • Ramanathan Guha (formerly Google Fellow and VP Research) (IITM 1986)
  • Ajay Royan (Managing Partner, Mithril Capital Management)
  • Srinivas Narayanan (Director, Facebook) (IITM 1995)

3:45pm - Skill-based Volunteering

  • Prasanna Vinjamuri (Non-profit Platform Founder) (IITM 1993) - Moderator
  • Shashi Sastry (VP Product; Domestic Violence Counselor)
  • K Sridharan (Founder, Sankara Eye Foundation, USA) (IITM 1980)
  • Usha Sangam (Teacher, Tutor, Art of Living Teacher, Volunteer) (IITM 1983)
  • Greg Miller (Website/IT volunteer, youth managerial skills camp coordinator)

4:45pm - Social Hour (Hors d'oeuvres, Wine, Beer, Beverages)

Snacks and beverages available at all times.

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Event open to the Public (ages 13+) 

(You do NOT have to be an IITM Alum to register)

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