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Learn from accomplished Business Leaders and Technologists in an informal candid setting

Network with your tribe, uncover opportunities working together

The IIT Alumni Association of North Texas (IITNT) is hosting L.E.T.S. Talk 2024, a full-day interactive learning experience designed around the themes of Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Service.  This will be the prime networking event in 2024 for IIT alumni as well as members of the public who live and work in the North Texas area. Throughout the day, conference attendees can expect to hear from inspiring leaders and participate in lively discussions.

The conference will feature an update from the IIT Entrepreneur Advisor Network (IITEAN), the group that hosts startup pitch events and will showcase entrepreneur success stories from Stingray and Bytetrail.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be served throughout the day. A post-event social and networking evening has also been planned.

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast, Registration & Networking

LEADERSHIP & SERVICE

  • Welcome, Conference Chair Remarks and IITNT Introduction  
  • Official Proclamation and Conversation with VIP guests / elected officials

Host: Hon. Dr. Raj Menon, Trustee, Collin College and Founding President of IITNT  

  • Featured Talk: How alumni can help shape the future of IITs

Muktesh “Micky” Pant, Former CEO of Yum China Holdings

Short Break

TECHNOLOGY

  • Technology Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence

Moderator:

Sara Eaton, Managing Director, Slalom

Panelists:

Manosiz Bhattacharyya, Chief Technology Officer, Nutanix

Sandeep Chaturvedi, Chief Technology Officer, GM Financial

Rashmi Jain, Chief Information Officer, Careington International

  • Featured Talk: Educating to Survive the ChatGPT Invasion

Dr. Po-Shen Loh, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Lunch and Networking

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • How a Guiding Hand Led to Uncommon Achievements: The Power of Community in Shaping Education

Jonathan Boyd, Allen Fire Chief

  • Building Your Startup: Customer Funded or Venture Backed?

Hemant Elhence, Founder and Ex-CEO of Synerzip, Investor, Advisor, Board Member

  • How to start a business in USA

Chand Parvathaneni, Managing Attorney at Law Firm of Sim, Parvathaneni and Brown

  • About IITEAN:

     Sharad Elhence

  • Entrepreneur’s Success Stories:
    • Stingray
    • Buddha Foundation

Short Break

  • Update on IITNT

Sanjeev Kumar, President of IITNT

  • Closing Keynote: Safety First – The Evolution of Automated Driving

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, Executive Director Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, College of Engineering,

Chief Mobility Research and Development Officer, Alabama Transportation Institute

  • Sponsor Mentions and Vote of Thanks

Dharma Verma, Dileep Kasargod, and Amit Kumar

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Happy Hour & Networking

Collin College Frisco Campus

9700 Wade Blvd, Frisco, TX 75035 

Google Maps Link

Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, April 27, 2024
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Location
Conference Center, Collin College Frisco Campus


 

The IIT Alumni Association of North Texas (IITNT) is hosting L.E.T.S. Talk 2024, a full-day interactive learning experience designed around the themes of Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Service on Saturday, April 27th, 2024 from 8:30 AM. IITNT will contribute part of the fund collection towards UT Dallas Endowment Fund, and Collin College Endowment Fund.

This will be the prime networking event for 2024 for IIT alumni, IITNT members as well as members of the public – technology and business professionals – who live and work in the North Texas area. Throughout the day, conference attendees can expect to hear from inspiring leaders and participate in lively discussions. The conference will feature the next edition of our popular and exciting Pitch Perfect event.  Several start-up companies have been selected by the IIT Entrepreneur Advisor Network (IITEAN) to share the progress of their Business.  These companies are then matched with mentors.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be served throughout the day. A post-event social and networking evening has also been planned.

Elegant polo shirts with embroidered IITNT logo are available for purchase. The color of the actual polo shirts may vary slightly compared to the ones shown below.

 

Men’s Polo Shirt                                                                                                                                                 Women’s Polo Shirt

Please make payment through Zelle to: treasurer@iitnt.org and mention the payment date and payment account name in the payment field during registration.

Dress Code: Business Casual

Bookings

Tickets

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Student - Registration $80.00
Regular Registration $110.00
Registration at the Venue $125.00
Table for 8 $600.00
Polo T-shirt
Polo T-shirt with embroidered IITNT logo. Please select the T-shirt size during the registration.
$25.00

Registration Information

Booking Summary

Please select at least one space to proceed with your booking.

Payment and Confirmation

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Learn from accomplished Business Leaders and Technologists in an informal candid setting

Network with your tribe, uncover opportunities working together

The IIT Alumni Association of North Texas (IITNT) is hosting L.E.T.S. Talk 2024, a full-day interactive learning experience designed around the themes of Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Service.  This will be the prime networking event in 2024 for IIT alumni as well as members of the public who live and work in the North Texas area. Throughout the day, conference attendees can expect to hear from inspiring leaders and participate in lively discussions.

The conference will feature an update from the IIT Entrepreneur Advisor Network (IITEAN), the group that hosts startup pitch events and will showcase entrepreneur success stories from Stingray and Bytetrail.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be served throughout the day. A post-event social and networking evening has also been planned.

Agenda

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast, Registration & Networking

LEADERSHIP & SERVICE

  • Welcome, Conference Chair Remarks and IITNT Introduction  
  • Official Proclamation and Conversation with VIP guests / elected officials

Host: Hon. Dr. Raj Menon, Trustee, Collin College and Founding President of IITNT  

  • Featured Talk: How alumni can help shape the future of IITs

Muktesh “Micky” Pant, Former CEO of Yum China Holdings

Short Break

TECHNOLOGY

  • Technology Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence

Moderator:

Sara Eaton, Managing Director, Slalom

Panelists:

Manosiz Bhattacharyya, Chief Technology Officer, Nutanix

Sandeep Chaturvedi, Chief Technology Officer, GM Financial

Rashmi Jain, Chief Information Officer, Careington International

  • Featured Talk: Educating to Survive the ChatGPT Invasion

Dr. Po-Shen Loh, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Lunch and Networking

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • How a Guiding Hand Led to Uncommon Achievements: The Power of Community in Shaping Education

Jonathan Boyd, Allen Fire Chief

  • Building Your Startup: Customer Funded or Venture Backed?

Hemant Elhence, Founder and Ex-CEO of Synerzip, Investor, Advisor, Board Member

  • How to start a business in USA

Chand Parvathaneni, Managing Attorney at Law Firm of Sim, Parvathaneni and Brown

  • About IITEAN:

     Sharad Elhence

  • Entrepreneur’s Success Stories:
    • Stingray
    • Buddha Foundation

Short Break

  • Update on IITNT

Sanjeev Kumar, President of IITNT

  • Closing Keynote: Safety First – The Evolution of Automated Driving

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, Executive Director Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, College of Engineering,

Chief Mobility Research and Development Officer, Alabama Transportation Institute

  • Sponsor Mentions and Vote of Thanks

Dharma Verma, Dileep Kasargod, and Amit Kumar

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Happy Hour & Networking

Venue

Collin College Frisco Campus

9700 Wade Blvd, Frisco, TX 75035 

Google Maps Link

Registration

Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, April 27, 2024
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Location
Conference Center, Collin College Frisco Campus


 

The IIT Alumni Association of North Texas (IITNT) is hosting L.E.T.S. Talk 2024, a full-day interactive learning experience designed around the themes of Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Service on Saturday, April 27th, 2024 from 8:30 AM. IITNT will contribute part of the fund collection towards UT Dallas Endowment Fund, and Collin College Endowment Fund.

This will be the prime networking event for 2024 for IIT alumni, IITNT members as well as members of the public – technology and business professionals – who live and work in the North Texas area. Throughout the day, conference attendees can expect to hear from inspiring leaders and participate in lively discussions. The conference will feature the next edition of our popular and exciting Pitch Perfect event.  Several start-up companies have been selected by the IIT Entrepreneur Advisor Network (IITEAN) to share the progress of their Business.  These companies are then matched with mentors.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be served throughout the day. A post-event social and networking evening has also been planned.

Elegant polo shirts with embroidered IITNT logo are available for purchase. The color of the actual polo shirts may vary slightly compared to the ones shown below.

 

Men’s Polo Shirt                                                                                                                                                 Women’s Polo Shirt

Please make payment through Zelle to: treasurer@iitnt.org and mention the payment date and payment account name in the payment field during registration.

Dress Code: Business Casual

Bookings

Tickets

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Student - Registration $80.00
Regular Registration $110.00
Registration at the Venue $125.00
Table for 8 $600.00
Polo T-shirt
Polo T-shirt with embroidered IITNT logo. Please select the T-shirt size during the registration.
$25.00

Registration Information

Booking Summary

Please select at least one space to proceed with your booking.

Payment and Confirmation

Speakers

Title Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Ruchi Gupta, CPA

ICICI Bank
Code 17

Silver Sponsors

In-kind Sponsors

Wild Ohio Brewing

Collin College

Flat World Design

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