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Pinnacle 2013 "What Next?"

IIM Americas

Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Pinnacle 2013 "What Next?"

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Regular - Registrant Ended $50.00 $3.74
At the door Ended $75.00 $5.12

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IIM AMERICAS invites you to its San Francisco/Bay Area Annual Convention "Pinnacle 2013". The theme of this year's conference is "What Next?".   Pinnacle 2013 features scintillating speeches, thought-provoking panel discussions, valuable workshops, interactive discussions with the movers and shakers of Silicon Valley and powerful networking. Breakfast, lunch, hors d'oeuvres, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be provided. 

Pinnacle is a great opportunity to expand your network, create business contacts and catch up with the community!


08:30 am - 09:00 am     Registration, Networking, Breakfast

09:00 am - 09:05 am     Welcome

                                           Jayant SwamyEmcee, Director, IIM Americas, Trainer, Consultant, Writer, Coach

09:05 am - 09:15 am     Kick-off

                                           Ashima Jain, Founding President, IIM Americas, Managing Director - PwC

09:15 pm - 10:00 am    "Nowcasting" 

                                           Dr. Steven Scott, Sr. Economic Analyst, Google

10:00 am - 10:15 am     Break

10:15 am - 11:00 am     "Where the Trillion Dollar Market Opportunities Lie"

                                          Vivek Wadhwa, Tech Entrepreneur, Academic, Researcher, Writer  

11:00 am - 11:15 am    Break

11:15 am - 12:00 pm    Keynote:  Economic Forecast

                                          Dr. Mario BelottiW.M. Keck Foundation Prof. of Economics, Univ. of Santa Clara

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm   Lunch & Networking

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm   Panel Discussion:  Social Mobile Cloud

                                        Session chairman:  Madhu Nutakki, VP, Digital Presence, Kaiser Permanente

                              Ramneek Bhasin, Vice President & General Manager Mobile, The Find, Inc.

                              Deepak Chandnani, Consultant, ex CEO, Obopay 

                              Ankit Jain, Head of Search & Discovery, Google Play, Google

                              Manu Rekhi, Venture Partner, Inventus Capital

02:30 pm - 02:45 pm  Break

02:45 pm - 03:30 pm  Workshop:  Setting Up a Start-up - Process, Practical Issues & Pitfalls

                                        Navneet Chugh, Managing Partner & Founder, The Chugh Firm  

03:30 pm - 03: 55 pm  Next Steps

                                         Ashima Jain, Founding President, IIM Americas, Managing Director - PwC

03:55 pm - 04:00 pm   Vote of thanks


04:00 pm - 05:00 pm   Happy Hour, Hors d'oeuvres & Networking

05:00 pm                        Close

Parking - free

Local alumni will be delighted to host out of town alumni. Spouses and guests are welcome (tickets need to be bought for them).

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable 


Lakshmi Lakshmanan    lakshmil@alumni.stanfordgsb.org   

Bhatt Vadlamani           bvadlamani@gmail.com

Satish Talluri                satish.talluri@gmail.com

Ashima Jain                 ashima.jain@gmail.com (408) 621 0569


All attendees of Pinnacle 2013 acknowledge that none of the organizers and IIM Americas are responsible for any mishap/accident/negligence, whatsoever howsoever

All attendees of Pinnacle 2013 acknowledge that IIM Americas will take pictures/video at the event which IIM Americas will use at its sole discretion
Have questions about Pinnacle 2013 "What Next?"? Contact IIM Americas

When & Where

Google - QD3 Building - Room: Olympic Tech Talk (1st floor)

468 Ellis St
Mountain View, CA 94043

Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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IIM Americas

IIM Americas is a pan IIM organization founded in the summer of 2005. It represents more than 6000 Americas based alumni of the Indian Institutes of Management. There are similar pan IIM organizations in Europe, Middle East, Australia and Far East.

The IIMs are the original pioneers of management education and research in India and today rank amongst the best business schools across the world. These institutes are rated as some of the toughest business schools to get into, the multi-layered screening process permits only about 1400 out of every 100,000 applicants or one out of every seventy applicants to get admitted every year. Armed with state-of-the-art management knowledge, skills and human & social orientation, IIM alumni, the creme de la crme of managerial talent, are globally spread and occupy important leadership positions in business, academia, government, arts and sports.

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