E V E n t S  -  2016 Highlights



O T H E R   E V E N T S  

Build Appa using Hasura - 16 Nov 2016 @IITMRP

Centre For Innovation (CFI) Open House
5 Nov 2016 @IITM


TIECON - 4-5 November 2016 @ITC Chola

Keiretsu Forum - Launch of WISE (Women Investing and Supporting Entrepreneurs) and Group Mentoring - Oct 2016 
IITMIC CEO - guest speaker at the event

Ather Open House - 27, 28 August 2016 - IITMIC hosted the event @IITMRP

Amazon Web Services Thought Leadership Session - 5 July 2016 @IITMRP

Cracking the Code - Digital Content Monetization and Customer Delight

Are you an entrepreneur or business executive dealing with the challenges of building and delivering a seamless digital experience for your end users? Are you grappling with the following challenges:

· How can I deliver fast and reliable content to my customer?
· How do I ensure content is delivered seamlessly at scale?
· How do I secure my web applications?
· How do I increase monetization via better customer engagement?

Mr Kalyanraman Prasad (Vice President, AWS Edge Services) conducted a session on how to leverage Edge services to enhance customer experience and drive monetization.

The session was followed by a lively panel discussion led by Mr. Manikanda Boopathi (VP-Digital, New Generation Media), Mr. VidyaShankar (CEO & Founder, Cloud Kinetics) and Mr. Deepak Khullar (BDM, AISPL), who shared their insights and answered questions on how to build scalable delivery platforms using multipleAWS services such as Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Amazon Cloudfront, Amazon Redshift, etc. 

Mr Boopathi also showcased how AWS helped ‘Puthiyathalaimurai’ – A Tamil news channel; develop its content streaming portal, aimed at mobile and table users. The networking session over tea, was yet another avenue for audience members to have their specific questions answered, apart from the opportunity to network with AWS staff and users.

E-summit 2016: 1-3 April

IITMIC sponsors IITM Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 (1-3 April)

Techsaloon - 1 April 2016 - Saloni Malhotra: "Fate Loves the Fearless"

IITMIC and Research Park co-sponsor The Tech Saloon - 'Fate loves the Fearless' - an evening with Saloni Malhotra - 1 April

About the speaker: From being an entrepreneur, Saloni is now using her entrepreneurial skills to build a new education vertical at Paytm, India's largest m-Commerce company. Her team works with educational institutions to create cashless campuses by enabling mobile payments.

Prior to this, Saloni founded and ran DesiCrew, a for-profit organization focused on creating knowledge- based livelihood opportunities in small towns and rural areas. She stepped down as the CEO in March 2012, after bringing on board a venture fund and handing over to a professional management team. She continues to participate on the Board.

An engineer from Pune University, she began her career with WebChutney, an interactive media agency in India. She is also an Aspen India Leadership Initiative Fellow for 2015 & an Aspire Circle Fellow.

Other engagements: 

• Board Member Goonj, a not for profit that converts waste to useful resource.

• Mentor Traveller Kids, a young start-up that creates edu-taiment toys for 7-12 yrs olds.

• Advisor to Start Up!, a social business incubator in Delhi

• Advisor to Sevamob, a start-up that serves low income consumers via primary healthcare and insurance

• Founding Trustee of the Local Community Exchange Empowerment Trust (LOKALEX)

Techsaloon - 10 Mar 2016 - "Innovation at IITM Incubation Cell'

IITMIC and Research Park co-sponsor The Tech Saloon - 'Innovation at IITM Incubation Cell' - an evening with Satish Kannan, Co-Founder CEO of DocsApp and Tanuj Jhunjhunwala, Co-Founder CEO of Planys Technologies - 10 Mar

Two IITM Incubated companies: DocsApp and Planys Technologies were showcased. - a great audience followed by a vibrant High Tea!

Satish Kannan from DocsApp

Satish is CEO & Co-founder of DocsApp, a mobile health tech start up which enables users to have a hassle-free consultation with MD specialist doctor with in 30 minutes at the comfort of their home. Satish comes with experience in healthcare through his previous stint at Philips healthcare. He holds a BTech /MTech dual degree from IIT Madras.
About the Startup:
DocsApp is an online doctor consultation app that makes sure that doctors are easily accessible to the patients. The thought behind the entire concept is to make the healthcare industry more efficient and accessible to the commoners. Their mantra is #NoAppointment #NoTravel #NoWaiting – for doctor consultation. So no more waiting in line, or travelling long distances to meet the specialist. The doctor, is just a click away. 
It is like Whatsapp for patients and doctors. Apart from consultations, patients can also get diagnostic tests done at home. Currently DocsApp provides consultation in the following fields of Psychiatry, Derma, Gynecology, General Medicine & Pediatrics.
Tanuj Jhunjhunwala from Planys.

Tanuj Jhunjhunwala is a 2014-batch alumnus from IIT Madras with Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Product Design. Tanuj is Co-founder and CEO at Planys Technologies and currently leads business development and marketing at Planys. As an engineering student at IITM, Tanuj was involved in various inter-disciplinary technical projects and competitions in the field of robotics. His Master’s research on “Underwater Remote Operated Vehicle for Structural Health Monitoring of Submerged pipelines” earned him the ‘Bhagya Lakshmi and Krishna Iyenger Award’ along with ‘JC Bose Patent award’ at IITM Convocation 2014. Tanuj was the Co-Curricular Affairs Secretary of IITM in 2013 and led the organizing team of Shaastra 2014. Professionally, he has earlier worked with TATA Motors (R&D), Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (Germany), TVS motors (R&D) and BMW India.
About the Startup:
Planys Technologies Pvt Ltd is an IIT Madras incubated company that provides underwater robotic inspection, exploration and environmental survey services using indigenously manufactured underwater robots (also called remotely operated Vehicles (ROVs)). Founded by IITM Alumni and Faculty, Planys covers the whole breadth of automated inspection solutions starting from customized design and fabrication of robotic platforms to integrated sensing and diagnostics. Planys integrates advanced marine robotics with the next-generation inspection techniques (NDT) to provide safe inspection solution for the shipping and O&G sectors. Planys is the first and currently the only OEM of ROVs in India.

Techsaloon - 12 Feb 2016 - Prof Jim Libby: "Higgs Boson - the God damn particle'

IITMIC and Research Park co-sponsor The Tech Saloon - 'Higgs Boson- the God Damn particle' - an evening with Prof Jim Libby - 12 Feb

A layman introduction to Higgs Boson, CERN, LHC fascinating the world - a great audience followed by a vibrant High Tea.

"On 4 July 2012, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider announced they had each observed a new particle in the mass region around 126 GeV. This particle is consistent with the Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model. The Higgs boson, as proposed within the Standard Model, is the simplest manifestation of the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism. 

On 8 October 2013 the Nobel prize in physics was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider."

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Prof. Jim Libby is an experimental particle physicist working at IITM since 2009. Dr Libby received his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Oxford. His PhD work was with the DELPHI experiment at the Large Electron-Positron Collider at CERN. Since completing his PhD in 1999 he has worked with accelerator experiments at CERN, Stanford, Cornell and KEK (Japan) that study the metamorphosis of quarks and antiquarks experiencing the weak interaction. He also participates in studies related to the Indian-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) to be built under the West Bodi Hills, Tamil Nadu.

Interaction with Kanwal Rekhi - 28 Jan 2016 - morning & lunch

Hosted by IITMIC & IITM Alumni Associations

About the speaker: Mr. Kanwal Rekhi is a globally recognized Venture capitalist, Angel investor and entrepreneur, currently serving as the managing director at Inventus Capital Partners. Mr. Rekhi is credited as the first Indo-American Founder & CEO to take a venture-backed company public on the NASDAQ. 

Session 1: Presentations by IITM incubatees followed by discussion & feedback.

A few of our incubatees had an opportunity to have a one-on-one discussion with Mr Rekhi and gained valuable insights on successfully taking up the challenges in entrepreneurship. IITM Director and IITM Entrepreneurship Forum (alumni) members added value to the session with their inputs and feedbacks.

Session 2: An interactive Panel Discussion with Kanwal Rekhi moderated by IITMAA

Key Takeaways:

* Leverage the available limited resources to maximum potential.
* Understand the market requirement well to cater to the needs.
* In the process of technology development, do not under-estimate the importance of market-fit and client-fit analysis.
* Investors look for scalability.
* Focus on domain expertise. It is immensely complex to diversify service companies to product development
* Identify the niche area and focus on delivery.
* Effective time management by prioritizing tasks.
* Entrepreneur should exhibit leadership qualities by taking complete ownership and motivating the team to work toward common goal.