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Pinnacle 2018

IIM Americas

Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

Pinnacle 2018

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Registrant Apr 27, 2018 $50.00 $3.55
Spouse/Significant Other Apr 27, 2018 $50.00 $3.55
Guest Apr 27, 2018 $50.00 $3.55
At the door Not Started $75.00 $4.81

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IIM AMERICAS invites you to its San Francisco/Bay Area Annual Convention "Pinnacle 2018". The theme of this year's conference is "Blockchain Technologies - Disrupting Industries". Pinnacle 2018 features scintillating speeches, thought-provoking panel discussions, 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!


09:00 AM   09:45 AM   Registration, breakfast, networking

09:45 AM   09:55 AM   Kick-off

                                    Amith Dsouza, Technical Account Manager, Google

                                    Varinder Singh, Sr. Software Engineering Manager, Nvidia

                                    Srikanth Yellamraju, Product Management, CenturyLink

 09:55 AM   10:40 AM   Demystifying Blockchain

                                    Alan Morrison, Senior Research Fellow, PwC

10:40 AM   10:50 AM   Break

10:50 AM    11:35 AM   Crypto-Assets Unencrypted

                                    Prof. Atulya Sarin,Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

                                    Prof. Seoyoung Kim,Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

11:35 AM   11:45 AM   Break

11.45 AM    12:30 PM  Morning Keynote - A World Without "Money"

                                     Toni Lane,  “The Joan of Arc of Blockchain” 

12:30 PM   01:30 PM   Lunch & networking

01:30 PM   02:00 PM   Who's in the Room

                                      Ashima Jain, President IIM Americas, Managing Director, PwC

02:00 AM   02:45 PM   Afternoon Keynote

                                    Christopher Allen, Principal Architect - Blockchain & Decentrailzed Identity 

02:45 AM   02:55 AM   Break

02:55 PM   03:40 PM   My Personal Blockchain Journey

                                     Freddy Mangum, CxO, Adviser, Cybersecurity & Blockchain Specialist 

03:40 PM   03:50 PM   Break

03:50 PM   04:35 PM   Blockchain - Disrupting Healthcare

                                     Walter De Brouwer, CEO CoFounder,

 04:35 PM   04:45 PM  Wrap-up and Vote of Thanks

04:45 PM   05:30 PM   Happy hour and refreshments

05:30 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


Ashima Jain:

Our sponsors: Indus Googler Network  

All participants of Pinnacle 2018 acknowledge that none of the organizers and IIM Americas are responsible for any mishap/accident/negligence, whatsoever howsoever

All participants of Pinnacle 2018 acknowledge that IIM Americas will take pictures/video at the event which IIM Americas will use at its sole discretion

Agenda is subject to change at IIM Americas sole discretion 

Have questions about Pinnacle 2018? Contact IIM Americas

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When & Where

Google - Emoji Tech Talk (Ground Floor)
1225 Pear Ave
Mountain View, CA 94043

Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

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IIM Americas

IIM Americas is a pan IIM organization.  It represents Americas based alumni of the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs). Enthused by IIM Americas  success , several pan IIM organizations were started in other parts of the world and today 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 schools to get into, the multi-layered screening process permits only about 1300 out of about 140,000 applicants or one out of every one hundred applicants to get admitted every year. Armed with state-of-the-art management knowledge, skills and human and social orientation, IIM alumni, the creame de la  creme of managerial talent, are globally spread and occupy important leadership positions in business, academia, government, arts and sports.


The objectives of IIM Americas are:


  1. To play a leading role in providing informational guidance and conduct programs and services that contribute effectively to the future growth and professional development of its participants in the field of management
  2. To establish cooperation with other organizations that are active in management and business
  3. To serve as a source of information to the public state-of-art management knowledge
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