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IIT Madras Technology Summit & Director's Update 2018

IITMAANA Bay Area Chapter

Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM (PDT)

IIT Madras Technology Summit & Director's Update 2018

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Summit Theme: Frontiers in AI


When:      Saturday, 8 September, 2018 

                Conference: 8:00am - 6:30pm (includes Breakfast and Lunch)

Where:    ServiceNow, 2225 Lawson Ln, Santa Clara, CA 95054

What:      AI conference featuring senior executives, leading faculty and alumni

        from IIT Madras

Tickets:  Early Bird Tickets on sale now.

               Discount for full-time students in school/college and  IITM Spouse/Child.

                You do NOT have to be an IIT Madras Alum to register or attend. 

               Event open to ages 13+.

Keynote addresses

Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi & Dean Ram Nagarajan

Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google in a Fireside Chat with Anand Rajaraman

Joseph Sirosh, VP & CTO AI, Microsoft in a Fireside Chat with Krishna Bharat


Technology panels featuring IITM Faculty and Industry Leaders

Smart Manufacturing               FinTech               Transportation


Visiting Faculty

Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula, Professor, Dept. of Applied Mechanics (Faculty-in-charge IITM Incubation Cell)

Prof. Ramesh Babu (ME)  

Prof. Rahul Marathe (DoMS)

Prof. Raghunathan Rengasamy (CHE)

Prof. Sathyan Subbiah (ME)

Prof. Nandan Sudarsanam (DoMS)

Prof. Gitakrishnan Ramadurai (CE)

Prof. Indumathi Manivannan Nambi (Energy) (CE)



8:00am - 9:00am:    Registration & Breakfast (Lobby)

9:00am - 9:15am:    Welcome (Room: All Hands 2)

  Dean Nagarajan and

  Summit Co-chairs Naren Nayak & Kannan Govindarajan

9:15am - 10:15am:  Keynote: AI is Empowerment. How it could shape the World! 

  Fireside chat with Joseph Sirosh (VP & CTO AI, Microsoft)

  Moderator: Krishna Bharat (Founder, Google News)

10:15am - 11:15am:  IITM Research collaboration with industry Globally

    Presentations by:

        • Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula (IIT Madras)
        • Om Nalamasu (CTO, Applied Materials) 
        • Eshwar Belani (Partner, Symphony AI) 
        • Dr. Vijendran Venkoparao (Sr. GM and Head of Technology Strategy & Innovation, Robert Bosch Engineering)
        • Moderator: Ashok Krishna (Chevron)

11:15am - 11:30am:  Coffee/Tea Break & Networking

11:30am - 1:00pm:   Can AI Make Manufacturing Great Again?  (Room: All Hands 1)

        • Prof. Ramesh Babu (IIT Madras)
        • Prof. Raghu Rengasamy (IIT Madras)
        • Om Nalamasu (Applied Materials)
        • Peter Marcotullio (SRI)
        • Moderator: Prasad Akella (Drishti)

11:30am - 1:00pm:   FinTech: Fact, Fiction & Future (Room: All Hands 2)

        • Prof. Nandan Sudarsanam (IIT Madras)
        • Prof. Rahul Marathe (IIT Madras)
        • Anju Patwardhan (CreditEase)
        • Schwark Satyavolu (Trinity Ventures)
        • Suhas Yerra (AIG)
        • Krishna Bhagavatula (JP Morgan Chase)
        • Arvind Parthasarathi (Cyence)
        • Moderator: Srini Ramaswamy (JP Morgan)

1:00pm - 2:00pm:   LUNCH

2:00pm - 3:30pm:  The Future of Urban Transportation in India (Room: All Hands 1)

        • Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula (IIT Madras)
        • Prof. Ramadurai (IIT Madras)
        • Nandu Ramani (Uber)
        • T.R. Ramachandran (Velodyne)
        • Robert Schwiers (Chevron)
        • Moderator: Muthu Muthusrinivasan (Google)

2:00pm - 3:30pm:  How can sensors and other hardware realize the

                               vision of AI in manufacturing (Room: All Hands 2)

        • Prof. Sathyan Subbiah (IIT Madras)
        • Prof. Rahul Marathe (IIT Madras)
        • S. Subbiah (Ansys)
        • Arun Santhebennur (PetaSense)
        • Prof. Barbara Linke (UC Davis)
        • Moderator: Raji Baskaran (Intel)

3:30pm - 3:45pm:    Coffee/Tea Break & Networking

3:45pm - 5:00pm:  Keynote: Perspectives on AI: Hype vs. Reality.

Impact on Society, Education and Software Engineering

 Fireside chat with Peter Norvig (Director of Research, Google)

 Moderator: Anand Rajaraman (Founder, Rocketship VC)

5:00pm - 6:20pm:  IIT Madras: "Quest for Eminence" 

        • Director Ramamurthi & Dean Nagarajan
        • Prof. Indumathi (IIT Madras) announces CZC
        • IIT Madras GDC CEO Raghuttama Rao
        • Moderator: Ashok Santhanam (FogLogic)

6:20pm - 6:30pm:  Summit Wrap-up 


Have questions about IIT Madras Technology Summit & Director's Update 2018? Contact IITMAANA Bay Area Chapter

When & Where

ServiceNow, Inc
2225 Lawson Lane
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM (PDT)

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