iConsulT - The future of sustainable business practices and the role of technology in it
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Hult Consulting Club and Hult IT Club of Hult International Business School of Boston are proud to host a joint annual Club event iConsulT –the highlight of the 2012/2013 academic year!
This year’s event deals with the future of sustainable business practices and the role of technology in it. In a fragile economy, with corporations and businesses still recovering from the last financial crisis, and with the threat of another crisis looming over the world, is the dependency on IT and the huge investments it calls for justified? Are the expert’s claims of big data’s role in sustained corporate growth reliable? What is the credibility of consultant’s claims of providing efficient, cost-effective and long term business solutions?
Date: April 24, 2013
Location: Hult International Business School, 1 Education Street, Cambridge, 02141 MA
Dress code: Business formal
Opening Keynote Speaker
Param Venkat is the founder and managing partner of Spiria Tech Inc., a management consulting & advisory firm, which is focused on enabling sales & talent transformation for services and product companies in their pursuit of accelerating revenue growth, improving market positioning and transforming into a high performance organisation. Param has a rich history in IT industry and before founding Spiria Tech he worked for Wipro Technologies as Head of Testing Services and Head of Business Application Services for Banking.
Closing Keynote Speaker
Wayne M. Adams is a Senior Technologist with the Office of the CTO at EMC. He is responsible for expanding and managing EMC technology leadership initiatives with selected industry standards bodies. Wayne’s industry association roles have included the SNIA Board, DMTF Board, W3C Advisory Committee, and many leadership committee roles for technology forums and initiatives, cross-industry strategic alliances with industry associations and government initiatives. Joining EMC in 1997, Wayne has held managing positions including partner management and software product management, where responsibilities included API licensing and product lifecycle management for Storage Resource Management, SAN Management, and I/O pathing product lines. Prior to EMC, he had held technical roles at Digital Equipment Corporation and Eastman Kodak. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a dual major in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Sam Gopal is the Director of Product Management at Iron Mountain. He has over 15 years of experience in management consulting, business strategy, process improvement and IT systems implementation. Sam has worked in a variety of industries including high technology, automotive, department of defense and information management. In his current role Sam leads efforts focused on developing growth platforms and new business opportunities within Iron Mountain.
Aditya Nag is Principal Program Manager at VCE. He installed Linux for the first time in 1996, in the days of actually having to compile your own GUI. He then went on to law school, but managed to keep his love for technology going by writing for large international publications, including Linux.com. His personal site was Slashdotted, back when that actually meant something. After law school, Aditya was a Senior Analyst for IDG Media, writing for PC World, with his articles syndicated all over the world. Aditya currently runs all social media for VCE, and manages to squeeze in some Arduino and Raspberry Pi development when he can.
Phyllis Speen is a consummate sales executive, entrepreneur and business leader. For years, she has worked as a sales and business development executive, successfully developing new sales avenues for clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies such as Moore North America and Pitney Bowes. Her consulting practice, InfoNeeds, advised companies across numerous industries in business development, sales and marketing strategy. Phyllis is a Babson College graduate. She has written, blogged or has been quoted in articles published in industry publications including the Babson Bulletin. Recently she joined IBM for the Innovation Center Waltham.
Connor Tyrrell is a management consultant in Accenture’s Trading Operations practice, working with Energy Trading clients. He’s worked through clients’ IT departments, primarily working with the Risk Management groups. He’s worked on a variety of projects including implementing a trading and risk management system, setting up a framework around acquiring and centralizing external data, and reporting and analytics using both internal and market data.
Special guest speaker
Tushneem Dharmagadda is the CEO & Founder of Mobinett Interactive, a Cambridge MA based firm specializing in mobile strategy, design, development and deployment. Products created by Mobinett Interactive have launched across the world, received rave reviews in the media and are used by fortune 100 companies as well as startups. Prior to Mobinett, Tushneem was at Analog Devices (ADI) where he worked extensively with the wireless mobile baseband and DSP divisions. Tushneem also chairs Special Interest Groups at TiE Boston, a non-profit group for fostering entrepreneurship and has served on the Boards of several other non-profits in the New England region. He has an MBA from Northeastern University, a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona with specialization in computer networks and security, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Bangalore University.
IT Consulting Mini Case Challenge
iTriumph is a mini case challenge related to the iConsulT event. In this challenge you need to consult the Hult International Business School and help them to design and implement a new IT project. The project is aimed at creating a generic solution open to the public and which helps in
- Hult Brand Promotion
- Spreading the Hult ideology to the world
- Creating a platform for Hult students to interact with the Business world
- Creating a platform for Business Professionals around the world to tap into the Knowledge and resources of Hult.
The submission DL for entries is April 20th. More information about the mini case challenge can found here: http://www.hultconsultingclub.com/i-consult/itriumph
More information about the event and IT mini case competition can be found from our event website and Facebook page: