Kunal Arora

Feb 252018
 

Atul Marathe introduces us to blockchain technology, crypto currencies and their business applications.

A Crptocurrency like Bitcoin was in the news these days, for different reasons. Some look at it as a fantastic speculative opportunity while others wish it away as something to do with money laundering and diverting black money across borders. Many are too confused with a lot of jargon around it like crypto currencies, hashing algorithms, public and private keys etc. Most of us are curious about what  impact this technology will have in our life, if any.

So this session will address why this disruptive technology – Block Chain is seen as the next big thing after the internet. It is also called the ‘Money of the internet’ world, and how netizens will adopt to it compared to our existing currencies. We will also discuss new business models that will emerge on the internet  Token based remuneration may catch up soon.

It is interesting to see its big impact on under privileged countries with weak banking networks and / or doubtful or corrupt governments with hyperinflation trying to keep tight control on their currency and its exchange. For others its more of an alternate offering. This session will not be a technical session about block chain technology.

Dec 262017
 

The Y-Point Orchestra will have its annual performance in Pune on 13th January 2018. The YPO has been going from strength to strength. In addition to the 4 shows they have had in Pune they have also performed in Delhi & Goa.

Where:
Devang Mehta Auditorium, Bhagirath, Persistent Systems, Senapati Bapat Road
When: Saturday, January 13 @ 6pm. Registration starts at 5:30pm
Pass: Rs 250/- per person

So get ready to enjoy your favourite Old Hindi Songs rendered by some amazingly talented IIT Alumni on the saxophone, accordion, keyboard, guitar etc., accompanying our very own Kishor Kumars, Rafis, Latas and Ashas. The main performance will last for about two hours. Snacks & Tea will be served. IITB Alumni are welcome to invite their families and friends to join the fun evening.

This event is in support of the GREAT Foundation and Persistent Foundation. GREAT foundation is an NGO started by Viney Kirpal, a long time teacher at IITB. It has aimed at providing quality education to the children of low income families attending government schools. They are currently focusing on Project Udaan to help poor children in 9th standard clear competitive exams like the JEE by strengthening their core concepts in Science, Math, and English.

Passes can be collected at following the locations (10am-6pm)

As the response will probably be more than the seats available please get your passes as soon as possible.

Jyoti Pardeshi
Great Software Laboratory Private Limited
7th Floor, Amar Arma Genesis,
Baner Road, Baner (Opp Domino’s Pizza)
Pune – 411007
Tel: +91 20 4671 1000

Namrata, Vinod
Sprye Solutions,
Flat #4, Neeti Apartment,
Moreshwar Housing Society,
Baner Road, Pune
Tel: 020-65263999

Vilas Kulkarni’s Studio
Plot No 40 B, Swastishree Society
Chinmay Mission Lane, Near Cosmos Bank
Karvenagar, Pune 411051
Ph: 94220-16005

Ashish Belagali
10xofy,
Dnyanavatsal Commercial Complex (Synerzip building),
Opp. Vanadevi Mandir, Karve road
Karve Nagar, Pune – 411052
Ph: 98900-56365

Nov 182017
 

In our endeavour to get interesting speakers, the IITBAA Pune Chapter has invited Tomio Isogai to talk about how to do business with Japan.

Tomio is Japanese & is now based in Pune. He has spent his working career with Sharp Corporation last as MD of Sharp India. He was the in 5 foreign countries for more than 20 years mainly in the emerging regions, including his last 6 years in India (New Delhi and Pune).
He has decided to become a bridge person connecting India and Japan with his mission as.
1. Contribute to the bilateral relations in between India and Japan (in commercial, academic, and cultural aspects)
2. Transfer his knowledge, skill, and knowhow to the next generation. (in global marketing, cross-cultural management, human resource development)
3. Promote Indian Yoga and Ayurveda into the fast aging Japanese society.(for healthier, self-dependent and longer life for all)

The title of his talk was ” Look East, Act Global – Cross Cultural Perspectives .” He talked about the history of Indo Japanese relations, how the combined skill of the two countries can lead to India becoming a manufacturing powerhouse. He also is available for helping Indian companies to do business with Japanese companies.

Oct 072017
 

The IITBAA Pune Chapter had invited Vinayak Joglekar (Class of 1977- IITB; Class of 1981- IIM Calcutta) Founder & CTO, Synerzip to talk on “The Future of Work”.

His talk covered 3 areas:

1) The future of jobs- how automation will impact jobs, moving from full-time employee to freelance consultant; shorter, flexible associations; smart contracts and blockchain
2) The future of organizations- Moving from hierarchical spider corporates to star-shaped communities; more agile and lean teams.
3) The future of hiring- using NLP and ML, Maybe DNA analysis for candidate evaluation, lean hiring.
The talk lasted 1.5 hours & was followed by Q & A.

About 60 people attended, mainly IITB alumni. However, there were also alumni from other IIT’s & some from IIM’s. in Pune

vinayak

Sep 292017
 

The IITBAA Pune Chapter had invited Ramesh Adavi to share his knowledge about Data Science with us on the 9th Sept. 2017 Ramesh Adavi did his BTech in Mech in 1979 & an MBA from IIM-Bangalore in 1984.

His interests are:

  • To enhance employability skills of college students, with a particular focus on “Critical Thinking”
  • To provide Business Intelligence and Optimization solutions assisted by Data Science technologies In his words-Data Science, Analytics, Machine Learning, …. are red hot subjects.

At the “basics” level, these subjects are very similar. Essentially, there are NINE techniques that are “foundational”. If these techniques are understood conceptually, a person new to the field will know “what these subjects are all about”. Armed with a high-level understanding, he/she will be able to get into an in-depth study (and discussion) of these subjects, with confidence. These NINE techniques are Classification, Regression, Similarity Matching, Clustering, Co-occurrence grouping, Profiling, Link Prediction, Data Reduction & Causal Modeling.

Ramesh presented this. His talk was well received. The talk lasted about 2 hours & was followed by a Q&A. There were about 70 attendees mainly IITB alumni but also alumni from other IIT’s & from IIM’s.