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2016 Leadership Conference

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Leading transformation for a better tomorrow:
Technologies that lift the human spirit

Co-Sponsored by IIT Association of Greater New England (IIT AGNE) and

PANIIT USA, the national IIT Alumni organization    

Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island

August 12-14, 2016



 The conference is open not just to IIT alumni but to everyone and with over 1,200 attendees and 100 speakers expected, you are sure to find it a fun, exciting and enriching experience.  Hurry and SAVE MONEY ON EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATON – less than $200 is a great value!

·       Get Inspired by world class speakers such as

o   Dr. Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande – Technology & Social Entrepreneur

o   Eric Gebhardt – Chief Platforms and Operations Officer, GE

o   Rajesh Subramaniam – EVP Global Marketing and Communications, FedEx Services

o   Stephen Kaufer – President and CEO, TripAdvisor

o   Dr. Amitabha Ghosh – Space Scientist and Chair, NASA Mars Rover Mission

o   Dr. Nitin Nohria – Dean, Harvard Business School

and many more. 

·       Expand your minds to the latest technology trends in

o   Life Sciences & Healthcare: integrative medicine, healthcare delivery, medical devices

o   Energy & Environment: renewable energy generation, storage, efficiency, water tech

o   Frontiers of Technology: IoT, cloud based enterprise, security, AI, Big Data

o   Education: University Presidents panel, digital learning, democratization of education

·       Participate in the Business Plan Competition with cutting edge technology ideas, access to investors, and chance to win $25,000 in cash prizes.

·       Network with industry leaders, make business connections, advance your career.

·       Renew old friendships and create new ones with plenty of opportunities between sessions and over meals or a friendly game of bridge to reminisce about good ol’ days.

·       Have fun with musical entertainment and on line bridge tournament.

·       Bring your family to enjoy the lovely New England summer, tour local attractions, and take your kids to visit the world’s best Universities while you are here.

Check out the website for more details on the CONFERENCE SCHEDULE.


Business Plan Competition:

Enter our business plan competition with an innovative product or business proposal.  You will have access to Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors and decision makers from leading enterprises, and exposure to a talented pool of technical and business folks.  Businesses can include, but not limited to: information technology, biotechnology, green technology, advanced manufacturing and medical devicesThe final round will be held at the Conference on Sunday, August 14, 2016 and up to $25,000 in cash prizes will be given out.  For guidelines for submission, please visit the website.


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