Distinguished Speaker Series 2019

Speaker Sessions
Academic Areas Information Systems
Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Director-Persistent Systems
Anand holds a B. Tech. (Hons.) in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Anand has been the driving force in growing Persistent Systems from its inception in 1990, to the publicly-traded global Company of today. He has been recognized by his alma mater, IIT Kharagpur, as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2012 and by the School of Informatics of Indiana University with the Career Achievement Award in 2007. Prior to founding Persistent Systems, Anand began his professional career at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California, where he worked as Member of Technical Staff from May 1989 to October 1990. 
 
Anand has served numerous positions at various professional and non-profit organizations viz. NASSCOM’s Executive Council, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) India, where he was the first President, SEAP (Software Exporters’ Association of Pune) and Pune Chapter of CSI (Computer Society of India), CII’s Pune Zonal Council and as a Trustee in the Computer History Museum. Currently, he serves as a Trustee of Persistent Foundation, Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council in the School of Informatics of Indiana University, and Member of the Executive Committee of MCCIA. 
 
Anand is a founding member of iSPIRT, India’s first product think tank, started with the vision of creating a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in India. Anand is also a founder member of Inter Institutional Inclusive Innovations Center (i4C). With members of his family, he has established DeAsra Foundation ( http://www.deasra.in), a non-profit entity which focuses on creating self-employment at scale.
August 7, 2019 | 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM | Wednesday
AC6 LT at Hyd and Pushpagiri LT at Mohali, ISB Campus, Hyderabad, India, 500032
By Invitation