: IIT ALUMINI GLOBAL CONFERENCE - PANIIT 2008
Event: IIT Alumni 2008 Global Conference
Organized by: Indian Institute of Technologies
3000 plus IIT alumni
2000 plus IIT students and over 500 leading research scholars
Over 200 distinguished industry leaders and panelists
Leading Academicians and policy makers, Venture Capitalists, Private Equity and
Financial Institutions, Industrialists, CEO’s, and Strategists
The PanIIT-2008 event is slated to be held at IIT Madras, Chennai during
December 19-21, 2008. The venue and timing are very appropriate, given that IIT
Madras is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year.
Participants will enjoy the
tremendous opportunities for professional networking, a chance to indulge in
nostalgia, to listen to the views of a galaxy of pre-eminent luminaries, and to
hear of the efforts being made by their fellow alumni to contribute to the
transformation of the nation. With entertainment and light hearted events in
between for delegates and their families.
Stars at the Plenary
The Prime Minister, Hon’ble Dr. Manmohan Singh, will be
delivering the Inaugural Address (by live video-feed) on the 19th at 9:30 am.
At 5:30 pm on the 19th, the Hon’ble Minister for Finance, Mr. P. Chidambaram,
will engage in conversation with Dr. Raghuram Rajan, noted Economist, on the
topic of how India can become one of the Top-3 economies in the world.
The second day, 20th December, will be led off at 9:30 am by Shri L.N. Mittal,
President & CEO of Arcelor Mittal. He will show the way to think big and win
in the global marketplace, in the format of an informal chat with a TV anchor.
This will be followed by another dynamic talk delivered at 10:30 am by Bob
McDonald, COO of Proctor & Gamble, on innovation strategies at P&G.
At 4:30 pm on the 20th, a powerful panel of academicians, led by Dr. Patrick
Aebischer (President, EPFL, Swizerland), Dr. Rajiv Grover (Dean, Fogelman
College of Business & Economics, U Memphis), Dr. Subra Suresh (Dean of
Engineering, MIT) and Prof. Surendra Prasad (Director, IIT Delhi) will engage in
a debate, moderated by Dr. Vijay Kumar (Senior Associate Dean, MIT), on the
roadmap for IITs to become global leaders in education and research.
The 5:30 pm plenary session that follows brings together three Tata CEOs - B.
Muthuraman (Tata Steel), S. Ramadorai (TCS) and Ravi Kant (Tata Motors)- in a
dialog with Prof. C.K. Prahlad (U. Michigan) on India @ 75, and how Indian
industry can shape the future.
The last day of the Meet, Dec 21st, shines brightest of all. At 9 am, Rajat
Gupta (CEO, McKinsey & Co) will moderate a knowledge-capture session
designed to assimilate the learnings of PanIIT 2008 and pave the way forward.
Next up is Orkut Buyukkokten (Product Manager, Google) at 10:15 am, interacting
with students and campus youth in a free-wheeling take on online social
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