The Leadership lecture series was launched in the year 2011 by the Office of Alumni and Corporate Relations, IIT Madras. The Leadership Lecture Series provides a forum for our students to interact with renowned guest speakers and draw inspiration from their stories and experiences. Over time this series has featured highly accomplished industry leaders from diverse backgrounds, who have inspired future leaders and answered questions that only real-life experiences can answer.
Long Duration Energy Storage
By Dr. Ashok Krishna, Founder & Chairman, THEMES, LLC Retd. as VP – Technology, Chevron on August 28, 2023
Driving Global Success From Indian Roots
By Mr. Sriram Viji, Board Member and Managing Director of Brakes India Private Ltd on August 25, 2023
Leading In A Digital World
by Mr. V K Mathews, Founder and Executive Chairman at IBS Software on March 30, 2023
Mankind Is My Business
by Mr. Ganapathi Ramachandran, Executive Chairman of TRIGYN Technologies Ltd on March 2, 2023
Demonstrating Resilience and Empathy
By Ms. Lavanya Chari, Global head of investments and wealth solutions, HSBC on January 23, 2023
The Road To Success Is Like A New York City Avenue
by Mr. Ram Sundaram, Former Partner, Goldman Sachs on January 19, 2023
My Entrepreneurial Journey And Go-To-Market Lessons Learned
by Mr. Venkat Rangan, Co-Founder and CTO, Clari Inc on December 12, 2022
By Dr. Narayanan (KK) Krishnakumar, CTO, Delta Air Lines on December 05, 2022
By Mr. Pradeep Gulipalli, Co-founder, Tiger Analytics on September 09, 2022
Life Lessons From Sport – Not Taught At Any School
By Mr. Alpesh Shah, Senior Partner and Managing Director,The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), India on August 12 2022
Choosing A Career Path Which Enables Lifelong Learning
By Mr. Aravind Krishnan, Principal – Private Equity, Blackstone on July 29 2022
The Journey From A Corporate Employee To An Entrepreneur
BY Mr. Atul Shinghal, Founder and CEO of Scripbox on July 01 2022
0.2X to 20X
BY Mr. Naveen Tahilyani,Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer Tata AIA Life Insurance on June 17 2022
Even Engineers eat Ice Cream
BY Mr. KVS Manian,Whole Time Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd on June 03 2022
Lesson In Life And Leadership From My Civil Service Career
By Dr. Girija Vaidyanathan,Chief Secretary, (Retd.) Govt of Tamil Nadu @ Govt of Tamil Nadu on May 20 2022
Leadership Traits For The Future
By Mr. Satish pai, Managing Director @ Hindalco Industries Limited, Mumbai, India on April 07 2022
Is Computer Science A Social Science?
By Mr. Prabhakar Raghavan, Vice President for Strategic Technologies, @ Google, USA on March 18 2022
Leadership And Innovation In Clean Energy Transition
By Dr. Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, CTO, Energy & Mobility, Microsoft R&D India & Azure Global Karnataka,India on March 04 2022
Complex Challenges In Leadership Journeys
By Mr. G.K. Pillai, Chairman @ Tata International Ltd on February 11 2022
Lessons From My Life
BY Mr. Parth Jindal, MD of JSW Cement & CEO of Bengaluru FC on January 28 2022
Leadership Life Lessons,Inspiration #Tatastories
By Mr. Harish Bhat, Brand Custodian, Tata Sons on January 14 2022
Democratization Of Innovation Is Rewriting The Word
By Mr. Anand Rajaraman, Founding Partner @ Cambrian Ventures, Palo Alto, CA, USA on January 07 2022
Journey From Consulting To Business Leadership
By Mr. Sumeer Chandra, Global Head and General Manager, PS Services at HP on December 03 2021
My Leadership Journey & Key Lessons
By Mr. Anand Kripalu, Managing Director & Global CEO, EPL Ltd.INDIA on November 19 2021
By Mr. Ramesh Srinivasan, Senior Partner and Global Dean of Bower Forum at McKinsey & Company on October 29 2021
Life After IIT – Traversing The Multiverse
By Mr. Subhradeep Mohanty, CFO-Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank on October 08,2021 at 07:00 PM
The Fast Track to Innovation: Research as a Path to Serving Others More Effectively
by Dr. Arthur Lupia, Hal R. Varian Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation on October 08,2020 at 07:00 PM
Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Role of Computing and Data Science
by Madhav Marathe, professor at the University of Virginia on 14th May 2020, 06:30 PM
A talk by Shri Guitar Prasanna on 27th January , 2020
Robots to make your food? It is already happening…
by Dr. Deepak Sekar on 7th January , 2020
Role of MOSPI in SDG – Data Driven Monitoring
by Shri Pravin Srivastava , Chief statistician of India and Secretary of Indian Statistical Services on 25 September , 2019
Dr. Arvind Virmani, Chairman of the Policy Foundation & Former Executive Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF)
by Dr. Arvind Virmani, Chairman of the Policy Foundation & Former Executive Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) on March 6,2019 @5.00 PM in ICSR Auditorium
Presentation on “Dr. Verghese Kurien – The Milk Man of India”
by D.V.Mallikarjuna on February 21,2019 @ 5.00 PM in Hall-3,IC & SR
Fire side Chat with Sambit bal
by Sambit Bal on January 23, 2019 @ 5.00 PM in Hall-3 , IC & SR
Gedanken Experiments in Graduate School
Talk by Dr. Ashok S. Krishna, Distinguished Alumnus – 29th Oct, 2018 at 5:30 PM@ICSR , Auditorium
Differentiation that made the Difference
by Shri. R.G. Chandramogan, Chairman and Managing Director, Hatsun Agro Products Ltd on September 7, 5 pm in Hall 3, IC & SR Building
Change and Continuity: Unit Vectors of the Campus Chronotope
by Dr. R. Srinivasan [1984/BT/MT], on August 24, 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium
How Things Grow – The Unseen Forces That Drive Mass Adoption Of Technologies
by Shri. Shamanth Rao, [2005/BT/AE], Growth Consultant & CEO of RocketShip HQ, Brooklyn on August 23, 5 pm in IC & SR Exhibition Hall
Agreement and Leader Election in a Distributed World
VAJRA Colloquium Series – Talk by Prof. Gopal Pandurangan [1994/BT/CS], Professor of Computer Science, University of Houston, Texas, USA on August 16, 5 pm in IC & SR Exhibition Hall
Project -Based Extreme Engineering: A New Paradigm for Top-Class Engineering Education
Dr. V. Ramamurti Faculty Fellow Inauguration Lecture: by Prof. Amrutur V. Anilkumar [1982/BT/ME], Professor of the Practice of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA on Aug 14, 5 pm, IC & SR Auditorium
Active and Passive Human Digital Twins – Future Prospects
VAJRA Colloquium Series – Talk by Prof. Perumal Nithiarasu – Aug 7, 2018, 5 pm, IC & SR Auditorium
Data Science, AI and Society: Towards Explainable Models
VAJRA Colloquium Talk: by Dr. Srinivasan Parthasarathy, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering & Director of Data Mining Research Laboratory at Ohio State University on Aug 13 at 5:00 pm in IC & SR Auditorium
How did Humans Evolve the Ability to Deny or Ignore Reality in the Face of Obvious Facts?
by IIT Madras Distinguished Professor, Dr. Ajit Varki, on Aug 6 at 5:30 pm in Hall 3, IC & SR.
Materials and NanoEngineering: New Frontiers
VAJRA Colloquium Series: 2nd Talk by Dr. Pulickel Ajayan (Professor, Rice University, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department) on July 27 at 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium
Process Control in the Semiconductor Industry
by Siva Dhandapani (’92-ME), Process Development, Applied Materials (AMAT), SiliconSystems Group – Please send email to “firstname.lastname@example.org” for Lecture Video.
Innovative Catalysis and Marketplace Response
by Dr. Kamala R. Krishna, Manager of Process Research, Chevron’s ETC (Downstream Technology and Services); Tuesday, July 10, 4 pm in IC & SR Auditorium
From Campastimes to Presentimes – A Personal Journey Over Half a Century
Talk by Shri. Venkatesh Mannar ( BT-CH, ’70 ), Special Advisor on Nutrition to the Tata Trusts & Special Advisor to the Tata Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi) of Cornell University, on Apr 6, 2018, Hall 3, IC & SR Building @ 5 pm
Blockchains Untangled: Public, Private, Smart Contracts, Applications, Issues
Talk by Dr C. Mohan, IBM Almaden Research Center and our distinguished alumnus, on Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018, Aryabhatta Hall (CS25), Department of CSE, IIT Madras.
Thinking About Career Choices in the Wisdom Economy
Talk by Shri. Anshumani Ruddra ( BT-CH, ’04 ), Chief Product Officer at Cuemath (beyond school math education for K-8 students), on Friday, Mar 23, 2018, Exhibition Hall, IC & SR Building, @ 5 pm
Lessons to learn from US shale revolution
Talk by Dr. Bhamy V. Shenoy ( BT-ME, ’65 ), Founder, Mysore Grahakara Parishat (NGO), 16th March @ 5 pm, IC & SR Hall 3
Processing with Powders: From Powder Metallurgy to Additive Manufacturing
Talk by Prof. V. Sundar (BT-CH, ’87), Endowed Chair of Manufacturing & Materials University of Louisville, March 14, 2018, @ 3:30 pm in MSB 104
Career opportunities for practitioners of Chemical Engineering in Biotechnology.
Talk by Dr. Shrikumar Suryanarayan ( BT-CH, ’82 ), Chairman and co-Founder of Sea6 Energy Pvt. Ltd, March 14, 2018, @ 4:30 pm in MSB 241
Haptics: Science and Technology of Touch for Robotics, Virtual Reality and Healthcare
Talk by Dr. Mandayam Srinivasan (MIT), March 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm in IC & SR Hall 3
My Entrepreneurial and Investment Journey
Talk by Shri. Rajiv Khanna ( BT-CH, ‘ 68 ), Founder “Kwality Ice Creams”, “Kwality Milk Foods Ltd”, & Wealth Wizard , @ Hall 3, IC & SR Building on Mar 8, 2018 @ 5 pm
How Ramen noodles changed the way I design products
Talk by Shri. Akshay Kothari, Head of LinkedIn India, on Mar 9, 2018, @ 5 pm, Media Resource Centre ( MRC ), Central Library
Reliance Hazira complex audio visual presentation
Talk by Dr. Leja Hattiangadi, Adjunct Professor in the Chemical Engineering department of IIT Bombay @ 5 pm on Feb 28, 2018 @ MSB 241
Energy Innovations: A Disruptive Force for a Better World?
Talk by Dr. Jatin Nathwani, Executive Director, Waterloo Institute of Sustainable Energy ( WISE ), Canada, @ MSB 241, on Feb 26, 2018 @ 5 pm
Journey from IITM to Mayorship of South San Francisco
by Dr. Pradeep Gupta (BE-EE, ’64), Chair of Regional Planning Committee and is a Member of Association of Bay Area Governments Board, on Feb 02, 2018 @ 5.30 pm, IC & SR Auditorium
What 42 years in venture capital, $300 Billion plus in value created and being a lead investor in companies like Gilead Sciences, Hotmail, Siri, and Uber has taught Menlo about entrepreneurship and company creation
by Shri. Venky Ganesan, Founder of Trigo Technologies and Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), on Feb 02, 2018 @ 4.30 pm, IC & SR Auditorium
From Homo Sapiens to Holo Sapiens: Post Monetary Technologies to Enable Collective Intelligence
by Mr. Jean-Francois Noubel, Co-founder, Holochain peer-to-peer software application platform, on Jan 16, 2018 @ 5 pm, IC & SR Auditorium
New Targeted Therapies for Cancer, Autoimmune, and Infectious Diseases
by Dr. Philip S. Low, Presidential Scholar in Drug Discovery, Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Purdue University, in the “India-Purdue Collaborative Lecture Series in Honor of Professor C.N.R. Rao”.
Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence: Independent Not-For-Profit Research Institute for Social Good
Talk by Dr. P. Anandan ( BT-EE, ’77), CEO, Wadhwani Institute of Artificial Intelligence, US on Nov 6, 2017 @ 5 pm, IC & SR Auditorium
Distributed R & D – Experiences of an accidental entrepreneur
Talk by Shri.Balasubramaniyan S.M ( MT-EE, ’78 ), Chairman and Chief Mentor Digital Core Technologies Pvt Ltd, Kochi @ 5 pm, Hall 3, IC & SR
Don’t follow your passion! And other learnings from an Accidental Entrepreneur
Talk by Shri.Karthik Hariharan ( BT-MT, ’91 ), Serial Entrepreneur, & currently with Apple’s Health Software Team, Room No . 401, Department of Management Studies ( DoMS ) on Oct 23, 2017 @ 5 pm
Better learning opportunities for the under served in India’s schools-Agastya experience
Talk by Shri. K.Thiagarajan ( BT-CH, ’74 ), COO, Agastya International Foundation, Bangalore, on Oct 20, 2017, Hall 3, IC & SR Building, @ 5 pm
Journey from IIT Madras to an Antarctic expedition
Talk by Ms. Purvi Gupta ( DD-BT’ 09 ), on Oct 16, 2017, Hall 3, 5 pm
40 years of Diabetes Research : The story of my journey
Talk by Padma Shri Dr. V. Mohan, Chairman & Chief of Diabetology, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre & President & Director, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, on Sep 20, 2017 in CLT @ 5 pm
DEFENCE, NUCLEAR AND SPACE TECHNOLOGIES—INDIA’S STRATEGIC SECTORS–A BRIEFING
by Shri. A.K. Sinha ( BT-EE, ’69 ), Former Senior Scientist, ISRO Govt. of India, & Ex-Director[ R&D], BVUCOE,Pune, on Sep 15, 2017, IC & SR Auditorium, @ 5 pm
A Tale of Two Talks or How I was unable to make up my mind
by Shri. Sriram Raghavan ( BT-CS, ’98 ), Director, IBM Research – India, on Sep 8, 2017, IC & SR Auditorium, @ 5 pm
Are you looking for a Job or a Career after IIT is the question
by Prof. Ravikumar Bhaskaran ( Ph.D-CE, ’76 ), Managing Director, Technology Foundation & Hon. Adviser Ext. Affairs, IIT Gandhinagar, Sep 1, 2017, IC & SR Auditorium, @ 5 pm
LEADERSHIP MYTHS & REALITIES—HOW TO BECOME A GOOD MANAGER
by Shri. B.S. Gilra ( BT-CH, ’67 ), President, Orient Paper Mills (CSU), on Aug 24, 2017 @ 4 pm in DoMS Seminar Hall
TRANSITION TO TURBULENCE
by Prof. V. Kumaran (BT-CH, ’87) , Senior Professor, Indian Institute of Science, on Aug 18, 2017 , IC & SR auditorium @ 5 pm.
LPG @ 12K Feet: How Attitude Overcame Altitude
by Shri. G. Ramkumar ( MT-CE, ‘ 81) , Former Executive Director, Indian Oil Corporation, on Aug 4, 2017 , IC & SR auditorium @ 5 pm.
Architect Corner: Smart City Accelerator – Social Venture
Talk by Shri. Bhagvan Kommadi ( BT-AE, ‘ 93 ), Founder, Architect Corner, on Apr 7, 2017 @ 5 30 pm, Hall 101, DoMS
A Career in Research: It is NOT Passe
Talk by Dr. Anand Sivasubramaniam, (BT-CS,’89) Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, on Mar 31, 2017 @ 5 30 pm, IC & SR Auditorium
Teaching 80,000 people with 1 laptop & finding other good problems to solve for IITians
Talk by Shri. Tanmai Gopal ( DD-CS, ‘ 12 ), Head Engineering & Co-Founder, Hasura, core-tech startup, on Mar 24, 2017 @ 5 : 30 pm, I C & S R Auditorium
Journey of an entrepreneur
Talk by Ms. Roopa Karemungikar ( BT-CE, ’95 ), Co-Founder, Altura Consulting – on Mar 3, 2017, in Seminar Hall DoMS @ 5 30 pm
Artificial Intelligence – Intelligence Software Agents ( ISA ) and its application.
a talk by our alumnus, Dr. Jagannathan Iyengar (MT-EE, ’76 ), Professor of Computer Information Systems in the University System of North Carolina (NCCU), on Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 @ 5 30 pm in IC & SR
talk by Shri K. Ramachandran (BT-ME, ’66), on Feb 22, 2017 @ 5.30 pm, in IC & SR Auditorium.
Career Reflections: From the Lab to the Boardroom
talk by Shri. Aravind Immaneni ( BT-CH, 92) Executive Vice President Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Fifth Third Bancorp – Friday, Feb 17, 2017, @ 5 pm in CLT.
“Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem”
talk by Prof. Dhirendra Shukla, Professor and the Dr J Herbert Smith ACOA Chair in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of New Brunswick on 14 Feb @ 4pm @ IITM Research Park.
Investing. Its Role in a person’s life.
talk by Shri. Sankaran Naren ( BT-ME, ’87 ), Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer (CIO), ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited – Friday, Feb 10, 2017, @ 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium.
Value of software and similar IP created as a product within a business, and by extension to the national and international economy
Talk by Emeritus Prof. Gio Wiederhold, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Medicine, Stanford University- Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 @ 5 pm, IC & SR auditorium
I wish I knew these when I graduated
talk by Shri. Kartic Vaidyanathan (BT-ME, ’96 ), Director Operations, Cognizant, on Feb 3, 2017 IC & SR Auditorium @ 5 pm
Leadership lecture Series along with Social entrepreneurship Club
talk by Shri. V. Sashi Kumar (MS- Entrepreneurship ’88) at DoMS Seminar Hall, on November 1, 2016
Lessons learnt while going from 0 to 1 in a startup
talk by Shri. Geetansh Bamania ( DD-ME, 2011 ) Serial Entrepreneur on Oct 28, 2016, IC & SR Auditorium, 5 pm
Story of an Entrepreneur: Sports, Big Data and Finance
by Varun Gupta, 2010 IITM alumnus & Founder, FinoZen, on Friday, Oct 21 at 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium.
Effect of Economies on Social Enterprises
Samanvay Lecture series : video conference lecture by Mr. K. Sridharan [1980/BT/CE] on October 2, 2016, IC & SR Auditorium, 6.30 pm
by Shri Umesh Malhotra ( BT-MT, ’90 ), Serial Entrepreneur, is on Friday, Sep 30 at 5 pm IC & SR Auditorium.
The Coming of the Bots: The Future of the Human Workforce
Talk by Dr. Santanu Paul ( BT-CS, 1990), CEO and MD, TalentSprint Private Limited on Sep 23, 2016 IC & SR Auditorium @ 5 pm
HOW ARE YOU INTELLIGENT?
by Mrs. Harini Mohan & Shri. D. Chandrasekhar ( BT-MT, ’70 ) on Sep 16, 2016 @ 5 pm, IC & SR auditorium
Insights from a day in the life of a Trucker
by Shri. Vellayan ( BT-CE, ’90 ) Managing Director, Cholamandalam Investment and Finance
My experiences as entrepreneur over 30 years.
by Shri. S. Kailasanathan ( BT-EE, ’73 ), Managing Director, Microsense Private Limited, on Sep 2, 2016 @ 5 pm , Hall 101, DoMS.
“Enjoy, Learn and Contribute- – Leadership in Technology Stream
by Shri. Sivakumar( BT-ME, ’68 ) on Aug 26, 2016 @ 5 pm, IC & SR auditorium
Speeding Innovation , followed by a Town-Hall discussion: ” Energy Chat “
by Dr. Vikram Rao ( BT – MT, ’65 ) Executive Director, Research Triangle Energy Consortium, Duke University on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 @ 5 pm Seminar Hall 101, Department of Management Studies
Flights of Fancy & Asking for Trouble
by Dr. G. Venkat ( BT-AE, ’92 ), Serial Entrepreneur, on Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 @ 5 pm in IC & SR auditorium
Aerospace Systems Engineering : The Way Forward
talk by Dr. Amrutur V. Anilkumar ( BT-ME, ’82 ), Professor of Practice of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University is on Aug 11 (Thursday) at 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium.
Entrepreneurship: The first 12 months
by Shri. Mayank Kachhwaha ( BT-ME, ’08 ), Co-founder IndiaLends, in IC & SR Auditorium on 8th April, at 5 pm.
HAIL – WHAT REALLY MATTERS?
by our alums, Shri. Prashanth Vasu [1994/BT/ME], Head of Mckinsey’s Public Health works in India and Shri. Bharath Madhavan [1994/BT/ME], Chief Architect for Cisco Inc, Video and Cloud technologies on Apr 6, 2016 @ 6 pm, CLT.
Femto-to-Macro Scale Engineering Applications Covering Commercial-Research-Educational Opportunities via Nuclear-Centric Technologies
by Dr. Rusi Taleyarkhan ( BT-ME , ’77), Professor, Colleges of Engineering and Science, Purdue University, on Mar 28, 2016 @ 5 pm, IC & SR auditorium.
CIVIL SERVICES AS A CAREER OPTION
by Shri. S. Gopalakrishnan ( BT-EE, ’90 ), IAS, Commissioner of Civil Supplies & Consumer Protection, Govt. of Tamilnadu, in IC & SR Auditorium @ 5 30 pm.
What does Industry want?
by MS Srinivasan (BTCH-77), IRO, IITM, at 4:30 pm on Friday, March 4 in MSB 241
Entrepreneurship & Opportunities in New India
by Vellayan Subbiah (BTCE-90), MD, Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Co Ltd, on Friday, Feb 26, 2016 in IC & SR Auditorium @ 5 pm.
Academic Capitalism in the 21st Century
by Dr. Sridhar Tayur (1986/BT/ME) , Ford Distinguished Research Chair Professor of Operations Management Carneige Melon University, on Feb 15, 2016 in CLT @ 5 pm
How to make your mark in the changing world
by Shri. Vijay Ullal (1980/BT/CH) , CEO & Founder, Victory Ventures, on Feb 3, 2016 in CLT @ 5 pm
Life is full of ups and ups
by Shri. Ramgopal ( RamG) Vallath (BT-EE, ’89) , author of ‘From Ouch to Oops’ on Oct 16, 2015, IC & SR Auditorium @ 5 pm
Transformation of Society through Space: Indian Scenario
by Dr. BN Suresh (MT-ME, ’69) Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor at ISRO, on Oct 9, 2015, IC & SR auditorium @ 5 pm
Internet of Everything, a new growth opportunity
by Dr. Manish Kothari (BTME-92), VP, Engineering, Qualcomm India on Tuesday, Oct 6, 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium
The Normal Distribution is Abnormal
Dr. Satish Ramakrishna (1987/BT/EE), Head of Risk & Pricing, Deutsche Bank, New York, on Sep 18, 2015 @ 5pm, IC & SR auditorium.
The Cricinfo Story
by Dr. Badri Seshadri (1991/BT/ME), MD, New Horizon Media ( NHM )] on September 4, 2015 @ 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium.
The Latent Power of Absurd Ideas
by Dr. Jayant Haritsa [1985/BT/EE], Professor, IISc on August 21, 2015 @ 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium.
Serial Entrepreneurship Challenges and Upsides
by Mr. T. Muralidharan (1979/BT/CH), Serial Entrepreneur on August 14, 2015 @ 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium.
Transforming Perceptions about Physics
by Prof. Meera Chandrasekhar [1970/MSc/PH] & 2002 DA Awardee on Jul 9, 2015 @ 5 PM in IC & SR Auditorium
Building a Career – A Trapeze Act
by Shri. Ajay Tandon ( BT-81, ME), MD & CEO, Tata AutoComp Systems Ltd, on Apr 16, 2015 in CLT @ 4 pm
Learnings from Life
by Shri B Muthuraman, our Distinguished Alumnus, and Ex-Chairman, Tata International Ltd & Ex-Vice Chairman, Tata Steel Limited on Mar 13, 2015 @ 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium.
Brains, Minds and Machines
by Dr. Mriganka Sur, Paul E. and Lilah Newton Professor of Neuroscience, Director of the Simons Center for the Social Brain at MIT, USA on Feb 27, 2015 @ 5 pm in Biotech Seminar Hall
Tech -> Tech4Dev -> Dev : An alumnus’ journey in the development sector
by Shri. Vijay Krishna (BT-92, EE), Director, Sanitation Programme , Arghyam on Feb 11, 2015 @ 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium
Reflections on a career after IITM
by Dr. Umesh Achia (BT/1968/CH), Technology Consulting as President of ACHIA LLC on Feb 13, 2015 @ 5 pm, IC & SR Auditorium
by Dr. Anant Agarwal (BT/EE/82; Professor, EE & CS, MIT; President & CEO, edX) on Feb 10 (Tuesday) @ 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium
CSR, Ethics and Brand @ Tata
by Dr. Mukund Rajan (Member of the Group Executive Council at Tata Sons Ltd; Tata Brand Custodian and Group Spokesperson; Chief Ethics Officer) on Jan 30 (Friday) @ 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium
Yoga and Global Sustainability
by Dr. Sailesh Rao (BT-EE, ’81; Distinguished Alumnus), Executive Director, Climate Healers, USA on Jan 22, 2015 @ 5.30 pm in Central Lecture Theater
Computers and Sciences
by Shri. Ananth Krishnan (CTO-TCS) on Nov 14, 2014 at 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium.
Entrepreneurial culture in scaling up Cognizant
by Shri. Lakshmi Narayanan, Vice Chairman, Cognizant Technolgy Solution, on Nov 07, 2014 @ 5.00 pm, in IC & SR Auditorium.
Technology and Innovation in Agri & Dairy Sectors in Emerging Markets – An Entrepreneur’s View
by Shri. Ravishankar Shiroor (MT/1996/EE), Director, Stellapps Technologies Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, on Oct 31, 2014 @ 5.30 pm, in IC & SR Auditorium.
Life in the Technology Lane
by Shri. S. “Sundi” Sundaresh ( BT/1978/EE ), CEO, Xangati Inc., USA on Oct 30, 2014 @ 5.30 pm, in IC & SR Auditorium.
Building a Balanced & Successful Life
by Shri. Noble Paul, Research and Technology Strategy Partnership Manager for JAPAC, India and China for AirbusS.A.S, Toulouse, France, on Oct 17, 2014 @ 5 pm, in IC & SR Auditorium.
Challenges of Video Streaming in Emerging Markets
by Brahmayya Akella (BT/ME/1976 & MS/ME/1983), Founder & CEO of Touchfone Technology India Pvt Ltd @ 5 pm on Oct 10 (Friday) in IC & SR Auditorium.
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
by Shri. Satish Pai (BT/ME/1985), Dy. Managing Director, Hindalco Industries @ 5 pm on Sep 26 in IC & SR Auditorium.
by Shri. D. Shivakumar (BT/AE/82), Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd, on Friday, Sep 12, 2014 @ 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium.
Connecting genomic information storage to cancer suppression and treatment : A non-linear scientific journey
by Professor Ashok Venkitaraman, Medical Research Council & the University of Cambridge, UK on 8th Sep @ 4.30 pm, IC & SR Auditorium.
Serving the Under-served: Lessons from A Real-world Journey
by Shri. Sridhar Vembu (BTEE-89 ), Co-founder, Zoho Corp (formerly AdvenNet), on 4th Sep @ 5 pm, IC & SR Auditorium.
Women in the Corporate World and Work Life Balance
by Ms. Soma Mondal, Commercial Director, National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO), on Aug 22 @ 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium.
Using Data Analytics For Meaningful Innovations
by Gopi Koteeswaran (BT-ME, 1993), CEO, LatentView Analytics, on Aug 14 (Thursday) @ 5 pm in IC & SR Auditorium.
Reviving Tesla for an Array of Possibilities
by Dr. Thomas Thundat, Canada Excellence Research Chair Professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada on 15/05/2014 in IC & SR Auditorium
Science, Superstition and The Steradian Trail: The Crazy World of Ideas
by M.N. Krish, on 25/04/2014 in IC & SR Auditorium
From Pad Chalak to Padma Shri
by Padma Shri Dr MUKESH BATRA, Founder-Chairman, Dr. Batra’s Healthcare on 11/04/2014 in IC & SR auditorium.
by Monishi Sanyal , Serial Investor & Entrepreneur, Silicon Valley on 08/04/2014 in IC & SR auditorium.
From Campas times to Himalayan Climes in Pursuit of Profession, Passion and Purpose
by Dr. Prakash Keshaviah, Director, Nephrology Unit, Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust & Hon. Prof. Physiology, Dehradun, Uttaranchal on 28/03/2014 in IC & SR Auditorium
Hovercrafts, Fusion Reactors and Ports, and the thread that connects them: Innovation in Engineering
by Dr. Meka Vij, Founder, Amma Lines Ltd.; Chairman, Rewas Port, Maharashtra on 21/03/2014 in IC & SR Auditorium
business@bop: Insights from Chotukool Journey
by G Sunderraman, Executive Vice President – Corporate Development, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd on 14/03/2014 in IC & SR Auditorium
Conversation with Suresh Kalpathi
by Suresh Kalpathi, Chairman & CEO, Kalpathi Investments on 07/03/2014 in IC & SR Auditorium
What drives innovation at Stanford, and in Silicon Valley?
by Ram Shriram, Founder Sherpalo (Menlo Park, CA, USA) on 03/03/2014 in IC & SR Auditorium
The Small Role of Innovation in Entrepreneurship
by Ajit Narayanan, Founder & CEO of Invention Labs, IITMRP, Chennai on 28/02/2014 in IC & SR Auditorium
Why Value Creation is more important than Value Extraction
by Dr. Gautham Mahajan , President, Customer Value Foundation on 14/02/2014 in CLT
How to Succeed as a Hardware High-Tech Entrepreneur
by Dr. KV Reddy, President, PriTel, Inc., USA on 07/02/2014 in IC & SR Auditorium
Living & Giving
by Dr. Gururaj (Desh) Deshpande , Chairman, Sycamore Networks, USA on 05/02/2014 in IC & SR Auditorium
A Bit of Advice
by Shri K Shanker, Director- in-charge of Onshore Business for the integrated Technip Companies in India on 31/01/2014 in CLT
Innovation as a way of life
by Mr. Raj Narayan, Managing Director, Radel Electronics (P) Ltd., Bangalore on 24/01/2014 in Seminar Hall no.401, Department of Management Studies
Smart Networked Systems
by Dr. Ram D. Sriram, Chief Software and Systems Division, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, USA on 13/12/2013
Entrepreneurial Success of Two IITians
by Shri Ashok Khanna, Vice Chairman, C&S Electric Ltd, Delhi on 25/11/2013
Analytics– The Next Frontier
by Venkat Viswanathan, Founder & CEO, LatentView on 08/11/2013
Philosophy, Technology and Movies – The innovation recipe
by Dr. K Subramanian, CEO, Powergear Limited on 31/10/2013
Building Your Operacy Toolkit: Success Competencies you need that nobody bothers to help you learn
by Shri Rathindra Nath Roy, Consultant & Facilitator, Learning, Strategic Thinking & Change Member, Board of Directors, Villgro Innovations Foundation, Chairperson, Board of Directors, eFarm on 18/10/2013
Consulting, Career and Fulfillment
by Akhil Krishna, Associate Director, KPMG on 04/10/2013
The Career Cheat-Sheet
by Bharath Kumaran, McKinsey & Co, Singapore on 20/09/2013
What I wish I knew at 21 – Survival tips for the world beyond IIT
by Shripati Acharya, Managing Partner, AngelPrime on 13/09/2013
by Shri. Jainesh “Jay” Mehta, Director, The Mehta Family Foundation on 06/09/2013
Now for something a little different: from high tech to high spirits
by Desmond Nazareth, Managing Director, Agave India on 30/08/2013
Career Success: Design or Choice?
by Shri. Vinod Aachi, Global Head, Regional Markets, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore on 16/08/2013
How Big Data is Changing the World
by Dr. Anand Rajaraman, Senior VP, Walmart Global e-commerce on 13/08/2013
The 10 secrets to surviving the first year of entrepreneurship
by Shri Gandharv S Bakshi, Co-Founder of Lumos Design Technology (India’s first solar apparel & accessories company) on 02/08/2013
Being Smart is not just good enough today and you have to be wise to be successful in the world
by Dr. Prasad Kaipa, CEO Advisor and Coach on 25/04/2013
Competitive Exams and Preparation Strategies for these
by Rajesh Balasubramanian, Director, Ascent Education, Chennai on 12/04/2013
Following your gut: Lessons from Entrepreneurship & Wall Street
by Sharat Potharaju, Co-founder and CEO of MobStac on 05/04/2013
The Smartphone Revolution
by Dr. Sandeep Sibal, Country Manager and V.P Business Development for Qualcomm India & South Asia on 05/04/2013
What is Entrepreneurship?
by Shri. K Vaidyanathan, Director & CEO, APA Engineering on 28/03/2013
When you leave – issues & impact!
by Shri. Rasipuram (Russ) Arun, General Manager, Bing Search & Advertising, Microsoft India Development Center on 22/03/2013
Good Entrepreneurs Rarely Take Risks
by Shri Chandran Sankaran, Founder & CEO, Zyme Solutions on 15/03/2014
National Telecom Policy & Its Impact
by Shri J. Gopal, Former Advisor, Technology, Dept of Telecommunications on 03/03/2013
The Excitement of Research and Advanced Technology Development: A Personal Journey
by Dr. C Mohan, IBM Fellow & Former IBM India Chief Scientist, Almaden Research Center, San Jose CA on 22/02/2013
Ecommerce Technology – Evolution over the past decade and current trends
by Dr. Madhavan Ramamoorthy, VP, Bank of America Continuum India on 21/02/2013
Creativity – Your Unique Identity
by Dr. Natarajan Annamalai, Management Consultant on 15/02/2013
From Hacker to Entrepreneur: My Journey
by Mr. Ravi Pratap, Co-founder, MobStac on 08/02/2013
Attracting Serendipity: Managing Your Career for the Next 20 Years
by Mr. Prasad Setty , Vice President, People Analytics & Compensation, Google on 17/01/2013
Wall Street, Engineering & The Case for Greed
by Shri. Kumar Doraiswami, Managing Partner, Angle Light Partners LP on 20/11/2012
What a 7.4 GPA & backpacking in 70 countries teaches you about starting companies
by Shri. Bala Parthasarathy, Serial Entrepreneur on 09/11/2012
Learnings in Leadership – Insights from a corporate career
by Shri. Palani Kumar, Senior Advisor & Management Consultant on 01/11/2012
Innovating for the Marketplace
by Shri. L Kannan, Serial Entrepreneur on 19/10/2012
Is there a recipe for big ideas? And other unanswerable questions
by Dr. Viswanath Poosala, ALCATEL-LUCENT, HEAD OF BELL LABS, INDIA on 05/10/2012
Entrepreneurship for Engineers
by Dr. Lalit Chordia, President & CEO, Thar Energy, USA on 03/10/2012
Life is What You Make It
by Shri. M.G. Ambi Parameswaran, Executive Director & CEO Draftfcb + Ulka, Mumbai on 29/09/2012
Shaping the Ecosystem
by Shri. B. Santhanam, President-Flat Glass, South Asia, Egypt & Managing Director, Saint-Gobain Glass India on 27/09/2012
Passion for Excellence
by Shri. S. Gopal, Managing Director, Chemplast Sanmar Ltd, Chennai on 14/09/2012
What They Don’t Teach You at IIT – a conversation about preparing for life, entrepreneurship, business & teamwork
by Ram Kedlaya, Founder and CEO, Group Tminus on 06/09/2012
Payments Industry – Disruptive Innovations
by Dr. Bharath Thothadri, Managing Director, RIM Centre of Excellence, India American Express on 30/08/2012
Life & Business Lessons from a career in FMCG
by Shri. Anand Kripalu, President India & South East Asia Kraft Foods Mumbai on 21/08/2012
Life Lessons From a Technologist
by Dr. Bala Bharadvaj, Managing director, Boeing Research & Technology-India on 16/08/2012
Microfluidic Technologies for Point-of-Need Diagnostics: Experiences at a Start-Up Company
by Dr. Dhananjaya Dendukuri, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of Achira Labs on 13/04/2012
Confessions of a Serial Dreamer
by Mr. Sandy K Chandra, Serial Entrepreneur on 03/04/2012
My IT Journey: Opportunities & Challenges
by Ms. Hema Gopal, Vice President, TCS on 15/03/2012
The Next Billion: Automobiles as Connected Cocoons & Agents for a Cause
by K. Venkatesh Prasad, Ford Motor Co on 21/02/2012
The Value of Social Media: Lessons Learned from Successes and Failures
by Prof. V Kumar, Lenny Distinguished Chair Professor of Marketing, and Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Brand & Customer Management on 02/02/2012
Global Demand for Energy and Energy Sources – A View to 2040 at IIT Madras
by Dr. Ram Seetharam, Development Planning Manager, Arctic/Caspian Projects ExxonMobil Development Company on 12/01/2012
Corporate Cultures and Innovation
by Dr.V. Sumantran, Executive Vice-Chairman,Hinduja Automotive on 28/11/2011
Anecdotes of an Accidental Entrepreneur
by Mr. Anand Rajaraman, Senior Vice President, Walmart Global eCommerce – Entrepreneur on 11/11/2011