In Conferences, Speaking

On Dec 17th, I’ll be in Mumbai speaking at Infovision: The Knowledge Summit. It’s probably the most prestigious event focusing on Knowledge Management featuring such stalwarts as F.C.Kohli, father of Indian Software Industry, Prabhakar Ragahavan, Head of Yahoo! R&D, Dr.Pandu Nayak of Google.

I’m on the panel discussing ‘Web 2.0 & Mashups’ and my fellow panelists include Arun Ramanujapuram (Director of Advanced Technology Group, Yahoo! Bangalore), Ashok Krish (TCS Innovation Labs), Rohit Agarwal (Founder & CEO, TechTribe Networks) and Jayanta Chatterjee (Professor, IME Department, IIT Kanpur). Coincidentally, Rohit of Techtribe and I were in the same panel at the Knowledge Summit in Delhi last month and we are speaking at the Web Innovation summit on Dec 18th.

I wish the organizers of this event had taken a little more care while putting my profile up on their website. Not only do I have a new title, I’m also working in a new company!!

The very next day, I head out to Bangalore to speak at the Web Innovation Summit. It’s quite a major event focusing on latest web technologies and close to a 1000 members are expected to attend. The event is put together by TFCI (Trade Fairs Conferences International) headed by Bal Tarkad, its CEO.

I’ve put together events and know a thing or two about event management. I’ve been involved in the backstage of the preparations and should say that Bal is the most creative and aggresive guy I’ve seen to push the event to greater heights. Lots to learn from him.