Sessions - FAN Meeting

Faculty Alumni Network (FAN)
October 14 and 15, 2016
EMBA Commencement (Optional for FAN participants)
Friday, October 14, 2016
10:30Graduation Ceremonies for 1 st EMBA Batch of Joint IIT Bombay – Washington Univ Program
Keynote: David Farr, CEO, Emerson
FAN Meeting
3:00 PM

REGISTRATION (Frick Forum/Emerson Auditorium)

Incubation Centre Tour 
 3:30 PMShuttle Buses to CORTEX (Board outside Knight Center)
 4:00 PMTour of Cortex Incubation Center (Dedric Carter, Kurt Dirks)
 5:30 PM Reception (Frick Forum)
5:50 PMWelcome - Ruyintan Mehta, President, IITBHF
Jugal Verma, Dean (Faculty Affairs, IIT Bombay)
6:00 PM Keynote Speaker: Leanne Caret, CEO, Boeing Defense - TBC

Saturday, October 15, 2016
All Sessions in BAUER HALL, Emerson Auditorium (Unless Specified Otherwise

 7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast (Frick Forum)

 8:00 AM


 8:30 AMIntroductions - Ravi Sinha, Dean (Alumni & Corporate Relations), IIT Bombay
Welcome – Chancellor Mark Wrighton and Director Devang Khakhar
Overview by Symposium Chairs
– Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Dean, U of Washington, Bothell
– Milind Atrey, Professor-in-Charge, SINE, IIT Bombay
9 - 10:30 AMSession I - Role of Leading Universities in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Coordinators: Mahendra Gupta, Pratim Biswas
 Keynote: Holden Thorp, Provost, Washington University
Salil Donde, Executive Vice President, NASDAQ
Mukti Khaire, Professor, Harvard Business School
Milind Atrey, Professor-in-Charge, SINE, IIT Bombay
10:30 AMCoffee Break, Frick Forum
11 am – 12:30 PM

Session II – Corporate & Faculty Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Coordinators: Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Milind Atrey

 Keynote: Rakesh Sachdev, CEO, Platform Specialty Chemicals
Shashikant Suryanarayan, Prof. IIT Bombay & CEO, Sedemac Corp.
Girish Saraph, Founder, Vegayan Systems
Mike Lyons, Professor, IIT Bombay & Stanford University
Anand Kusre, Professor-in-Charge, Desai Sethi Centre for Entrepreneurship, IIT Bombay 
 12:30 PMLunch, Knight Center
Presentation on WHEELS Global Foundation –
Suresh Shenoy, CEO Alyx Technologies
Recap of Previous FAN Meeting / Review of Action Items – S. Iyer, UCLA
2 – 3:30 PMSession III – (1) Success Stories and Experiences; (2) Connecting Innovation Centers on Campus (SINE, Desai, Skandalaris)
Coordinators: Nitish Thakor, Anand Kusre, Ron Mehta

Keynote: Ravi Venkateshan, Chairman, Bank of Baroda, TBC Ravi Sinha

Proposed Panellists:
Emre Toker, Director, Skandalaris Center, Washington University
Rakesh Mathur, Serial Entrepreneur, CEO, Flywheel Inc.
Ajay Bhagwat, CEO, Renu Electronics]
3:30 - 4:00 PMCoffee Break, Frick Forum 
4 - 5:30 PM

Session IV - Start Up Pitch Competition (to a VC Panel)
Coordinators: Kurt Dirks, Dedric Carter, Emre Toker, Ron Mehta, Sandeep Krishnamurthy


Mike Lyons, Stanford University

Venktesh Shukla, President, TIE
Dedric Carter, Washington University

Start Up Pitch Participants: 5-10 companies from SINE + IITB alumni (young ones) in the US engaged in start-ups (Ron to suggest) + WUStL alumni

 5:30 PMRECEPTION – Frick Forum
6:15 PMPresentation by Hon. Mr. Arun K. Singh
Indian Ambassador to the United States
7:30 PMDinner with Ambassador – by Invitation Only (Hillman Hall)