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Title: 2011 PanIIT Global Conference Proposal Executive Summary

2011 PanIIT Global Conference Proposal
Executive Summary
Proposal prepared by the Houston Team, Feb 8, 2010
Executive Summary
  • Houston offers the opportunity to
  • Expand beyond the existing PanIIT network of the
    East, West and Midwest and hold the conference in
    the heart of US in the 4th largest city and the
    fastest growing area of US
  • Engage truly excited volunteer base with
    organizational experience and a collective
    leadership, who have led large organizations and
    held conferences of comparable size
  • Tap the untapped alumni power in these areas and
    bring new perspective to Pan IIT movement,
    reaching out to over 1500 attendees from this
    area. Our Houston team includes alumni from 7
  • Lower the conference cost. Travel, accommodation
    and food are the cheapest among all major US
    cities. Easy access from anywhere in US / World.
    The weather is PERFECT from September through
    December. Attendee cost (registration, travel,
    lodging) will be about 30 lower in Houston
    compared to either East or West coast. Conference
    costs including logistics, food, audio visual,
    etc. for a comparable facility (Category 5 hotel
    located downtown) in other metropolitan cities
    are at least 50 higher. Cost per attendee for
    3000 delegates is 330
  • Expand the IIT branding in technologies of the
    future, e.g. energy, biotechnology, space
    technology. Houston is the global center for
    energy, space and healthcare. The conference
    theme will be Innovations for the Changing

Event Leadership
Conference Chair Roopa Gir IIT R, Univ Louis
Pasteur, France Managing Partner, ARG Global
Tech, Advisory Board Amira Impex. President of
IITAGH, Past VP/Sec. of PanIIT USA, PiTech
Executive Team. Member energy advisory group
through the Consul Generals office. Organized
Dosti 2006 (Indo-Pakistan Friendship Forum,
Houston, over 500 attendees). Chaired IIT Roorkee
National Meet, Las Vegas 2007, Joint Indonesian
Petroleum Association and Soc. Of Expl.
Geophysicists conferences in Indonesia , 1998,
1999 Other Volunteer for PanIIT
2005/2007/2009 Moderated Next 50 Years of IIT
at IITB B Golden Jubilee Founding Member IIT
Roorkee Heritage Fund
Operations Partha Chatterjee IIT KGP, USC, Texas
AM Director Energy Finance Practice, SunGard,
Lead Positions at Sapient, Dynegy, El Paso,
Schlumberger Organized NABC 2006 (over 3500
attendees). India Energy Conference 2006 Other
Past President IIT KGP Houston Current Board of
Directors IIT KGP Founding Member IITAGH
Content Murthy Divakaruni IIT M Global Head
Energy Utilities at HCL. Over 35 years in the
Energy Utilities Industry. Ex-ISRO, GE, Shell,
BT and Larsen Toubro Organized Over 15 large
technical conferences throughout the US (250
1500 attendees). Digital Energy Conference.
Other Member IITAGH
Media Pradeep Anand IIT B, Univ of
Houston President Seeta Resources, Board of
Advisors Univ. of Houston, Houston Technology
Center Organized Co-chair NABC India Energy
Conference, Chairman India Business Conference.
Other Responsible for Global Publicity and
Media for IIT B Golden Jubilee Member of Core
team and Chaired Sessions on Energy
Globalization, Founding member IITAGH
Sponsorship Surajit Dasgupta IIT KGP Senior
Technology Manager, Kellogg Brown Root (KBR).
13 Years in Oil and Gas as Senior Engineer with
Sun Oil Co, 17 years in the Engineering
industry Organized NABC 2006 in Houston (over
3500 attendees) Organized India Energy Conference
in 2006. Treasurer / Secretary of Tagore Society
of Houston
  • Strong core leadership team with commitment,
    ability and availability to organize this
    conference. This core leadership team will be
    supported by a large number of qualified and
    energized alumni. See Appendix for details

Alumni Base
  • Houston is the 4th largest city and the fastest
    growing area of the US
  • There are over 100,000 Indians in Houston. The
    IITNT has over 650 alumni. IIT Alumni of Greater
    Houston (IITAGH) has over 1200 alumni. The South
    and South Central US states have over 4000 alumni
    in the 8 adjoining states.
  • Over 100 active volunteers with large conference
    and organizational leadership experience
  • The alumni base represents key growth industries
    such as Energy, Healthcare, IT, Engineering
  • We estimate an attendance of over 1500 alumni
    from Texas, and
  • the South and South Central states (1000 new

Conference Location Hilton Americas, Downtown
Houston, (Blocked entire Hotel for Nov 17-20,
  • Category 5 hotel with 91,500 sq ft of meeting
    space, 40,000 sq ft Grand Ballroom, 1,200
    guestrooms, 3500-4000 attendees in the Ballroom
  • Additional space at GRB Convention Center
    access via an air-conditioned walkway
  • Several additional hotels nearby Doubletree,
    Four Seasons, etc.
  • Hotel is 4 miles from the Museum District by
    Metrorail. Other attractions NASA Space Center,
    Downtown Aquarium, Houston Symphony Grand
    Opera, Houston Texans, Numerable quality golf
    courses, Cruises from Galveston
  • The temperature averages for November are High
    73F Low 53F
  • Alternative dates available
  • August 31 September 3, 2011
  • September 1 5, 2011
  • September 9-12, 2011

Easy access to IAH airport, Continental Airlines
Hub with 700 daily flights, 25 min to
downtown Hobby airport, Southwest Airlines Hub
with gt 150 daily flights, 15 min to downtown. IAH
is one of only two airports in the nation
selected as a Model Port by U.S. Customs and
Border Protection in piloting a new, more
welcoming approach to international travel into
the US. Houston serves 63 international
Comparable Attendee Overall Cost
  • Hilton Americas is a Category 5 hotel located in
    downtown Houston with lower cost transportation
    and lodging costs

Comparable cost to the attendee will be about 30
lower in Houston
East Coast
West Coast
Lodging 139
Lodging 159
Lodging 89 single/double
Airfare 400
Airfare 350
Airfare 375
Registration 200
Registration 200
Registration 150
Conference costs including logistics, food, audio
visual, etc. for a comparable facility in other
metropolitan cities are much higher
Cost Structure (For 2000 Attendees)
  • Conference cost per attendee 355

Conservative Projection ( 2000 attendees)
PanIIT Seed 25K
Net 235K
Exhibitors 20K
Conversations in progress with 2 x 50K
Commitment from Schlumberger 4 x 25k -
Commitment from KBR 10x 10k Local Business
Community 150K 100K to 250K Mahindra,
Jindal, Mehta Foundation
VARIABLE EXPENSES Food, Waiter, Kitchen Rental,
Service Charge, Taxes, Transportation, Speakers,
Exhibitor Space, Entertainment, Marketing/
Outreach / Souvenirs, Contingency, IITAGH
Investment, Credit Card Fee
Variable (495K)
Sponsorship 600K
First time sponsors from Energy and Space
industries. We believe we can raise over
1M. Target companies for fund raising are listed
in Appendix
FIXED EXPENSES Audio Visual, Stage, Registration
Staff, Security, Event Planner, Brochures,
Speaker Gifts, Cocktail Receptions
Registration 300K
Fixed (215K)
Total Expenses (710K)
Total Revenue (945K)
Conference rooms, ballrooms, stage set-up will be
free (for 750 room commitment on Friday and
Cost Structure (For 3000 Attendees)
  • Notes
  • Hotel will provide facilities conference rooms,
    ballrooms, stage set-up will be free (if over 750
  • Hotel room rates will be 89 tax for Single/
    Double. This is exceptionally low for a Cat 5
    Hotel in the heart of downtown in a major city.
  • Rooms are available and have been booked
  • This budget for food is based on our discussions
    with Hilton and Mumbai Spice restaurant owner.
    It incorporates past experience from hosting
    equivalent sized NABC Conference at the Hilton,
  • Calculations for Food are based on estimated
    attendees for Thursday 10, Friday 80, Saturday
    95 and Sunday 75
  • Early Bird Registration fees would be offered at
    a discount of 30 and increased as we get closer
    to capacity.
  • Conference costs including logistics, food, audio
    visual, etc. for a comparable facility in other
    metropolitan cities are much higher
  • We can provide world class entertainment at a
    much lower cost because of our team members
    links with the entertainment industry.
  • Risk management Planning to raise 30 more than
    estimated expenses 10 contingency. During
    recent NABC conference, 1.5M was raised

Conference Theme
Meeting Global Energy Demands
Exploring Technologies of the Future
Innovations around Green, Nuclear Alternative
Energy Nanotechnology Biotechnology
Oil, Gas Power Technology trends, new sources
and conversion economics. Energy Trading market
dynamics, engineering design innovations, global
Innovations for the Changing Future
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) NASA
collaborative session
Sessions with MD Anderson Baylor College of
Space Summit
Collaboration and Advances in Medical Technology
Community Support
  • Hon. Sanjiv Arora (Consular General of India) for
    the South Central States has issued full support
    for ensuring new IIT alumni registrations
  • A large number of elected officials, community
    leaders and organizations in Houston have
    pledged support for the event (see Appendix for
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry,
  • Mayors Office Annise Parker
  • Harris County Judge Ed Emmett
  • Senator John Cornyn
  • Greater Houston Partnership Jeff Mosley
  • Rice University President David Leebron
  • University of Houston President Renu Khator
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center President John
  • Texas Childrens Hospital
  • Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater
  • Indo-American Political Action Committee
  • Greater Houston Convention Visitors Bureau
  • Houston Technology Center
  • TiE-Houston
  • Various Institutions and Businesses

  • We guarantee that the Houston conference will be
  • Entertaining
  • Enterprising
  • Enriching
  • Economical
  • Eventful
  • We look forward to hosting the Global 2011 Pan
    IIT Conference in Houston.

Slides 13 16 Houston Conference Team
Profiles Slides 17 19 Why Houston? Slide 20
Target Companies for Fund Raising Slides 21
32 Houston Community Support Slides 33 About
Houston Conference Team Profiles
Houston Conference Team Profiles
Mallik Putcha (IIT Madras, U of H) Senior
Engineer, Cimarron Inc., Deep ties with NASA
executives. Experience with Constellation,
Mission Control, and Space Shuttle. Founding
President of IITMAANA. Past IITAGH Trustee
Sunil Hali (IIT Roorkee, NJIT, USA) Founded and
heads CineMaya Media, Inc., a leading Indian
media and entertainment company that operates
five leading newspapers. Produced events such as
The Music Festival of India, 1997 and Indian and
American Achiever Awards, 2007 Zee Gold
Bollywood awards, 2000 attended by over 17000
attendees Miss India worldwide, Zee TV six
nation Double Wicket Cricket championship, among
others. Produced high quality event Music
Festival of India held at Carnegie Hall,
attended by 2600. Produced 60th Anniversary
celebrations at John F Kennedy Centre of
Performing Arts with first Indian American
Achiever Awards, attended by over 2000.
Subha Vishwanathan (IIT Madras IITKanpur, Univ.
MN) Director, Advanced Technology, ConocoPhillips
Company, Houston, Texas Director, IITMAANA
Board Member, IITAGH. Over 35 years experience in
the oil and gas sector. For the last 9 yrs been
working in the non-conventional resources
. Played a key role in coordinating PanIIT 2003.
Founding member of IITAGH. Past VP and currently
the coordinator for the outreach programs.
Successfully initiated and coordinated a program
to teach Math and sciences at a local high school
and in a local middle school for the last 6
Sanjaya Sood (IIT Delhi) Vice President
Geothermal Energy Services, Schlumberger. Board
of several start-ups. Member of the Houston Angel
network and engaged with the Texas Emerging
Technology Fund. Member energy advisory group
through the Consul Generals office. IITAGH
Ashok DeySarkar (IIT KGP) Founder and President
PFP Technologies, 30 years in Oil and Gas,
Chair, Conference Chair- NABC India Energy
Conference, Houston, 2006. Executive Director
Tagore Society of Houston Patron IIT KGP- UC
Berkley Partnership . Major sponsor for IIT
foundation student activity project.
Ashok Rao (IIT Delhi) Serial Entrepreneur with
four successful high technology start ups. Took
one of them public with a market cap in excess of
400mm. 2008 APAHA George H. W. Bush award for
Arts Achievement. Selected to top 100 South
Asians in America. Angel Investor. CEO of
Excalibur Pictures. President of TiE Houston,
TiE Global Board member. IITAGH Trustee.
Pratish Kanani (IIT Roorkee Univ of
Illinois) COO Partner at Sense Corp. Senior
Manager Ernst Young LLP, Texas 4000 for Cancer.
U of H MBA mentor. Seed donor of Roorkee Heritage
fund. IITAGH Treasurer.
Houston Conference Team Profiles
Lalit Kumar (IIT Roorkee, IIM Calcutta) Financial
controller at Dell Inc., Austin IITR Chapter.
Organizing member of the 2007 IIT Roorkee
National meet in Las Vegas. Avid long distance
and marathon runner
Venkata Siva Battula (IIT Guwahati University of
Wisconsin-Madison) Mechanical Engineer,
Schlumberger since 2008. Worked at GE as Lead
Engineer from 2001 to 2006. Member IITAGH
Chetan Mehta (IIT Bombay) Entrepreneur. Since
2001, focused on entrepreneurial pursuits.
Successfully co-founded and co-managed a
healthcare services venture, with 50 higher
profitability than the industry average.
Concurrently, played the role of mentor, coach
and/or interim executive for four start-up
ventures. Volunteer mentor with Houston based
non-profit business accelerator that assists
start-ups and early stage companies to nurture
and grow them into sustainable businesses.
Currently assisting two start-up software
companies with business strategy, planning and
execution, fundraising, setting up governance
model and offshore product development.
Shiv Mathur (IIT Bombay IMI Geneva) Former
Chairman of IBP Balmer Lawrie Group, India. Over
40 years experience in the Petroleum industry.
Now Owner Managing Director of FTS Solutions.
Serves on the Board of two Houston Charities -
The Furniture Bank the Houston Chennai Sister
Cities Association.
Abhay Sawant (IIT Bombay) Co-Founder and CEO at
Mobeus World President of IIT-North Texas.
Organized full day conferences in Dallas.
Raj Menon (IIT Bombay, UT-Austin) President,
Flat World Design. Founding president of
IIT-North Texas. Organized 3 full day
conferences in Dallas
Sundy Srinivasan (IIT Delhi, MIT) Senior Manager
for BP in Houston and has over25 years of
experience in the oil and gas industry.
Founding member of IITAGH. Past IITAGH President
, Advisory Director on the boards of the MIT
Enterprise Forum and the Rice Alliance Energy
Forum. Advisor to AID (Association for India's
Development). Member of the "Energy Group" in
Houston. Published Poetry in over 4 books. Actor
in Community Theatre. IITAGH Trustee
Sandeep Chandel ( IIT Roorkee, UMN) With more
than 20 years of Technology Management and a
successful entrepreneur, Sandeep is active with
the Pan IIT Dallas chapter. Sandeep, in
collaboration with a team of fellow IITians have
been organizing annual Pan IIT Conferences for
North Texas area for past 4 years. Founded
IIT-Roorkee chapter of Dallas and was part of the
organizing committee for the national IIT-Roorkee
meet in Las Vegas in 2007.
Sushil Agarwal (IIT Kanpur) Process Manager at
Fluor.  Past Event Director, IITAGH.
Core team includes members from PANIIT chapters
from Dallas and Austin
Houston Conference Team Profiles
Prabhu Murugan (IIT Bombay, Rice Univ) Worked
with LyondellBasell and Laplace Technologies
President elect IITAGH, IITB Heritage Fund,
Alumni Services Committee Organized various
events for IITAGH and Community Outreach
Activities for LyondellBasell
Amit Mohan (IIT Delhi, Georgia Tech) Worked with
Schlumberger, Ericsson and Tata Infotech Ltd
Co-Chair IITAGH, Global Rep - IIT Delhi Alumni
Assn member Exec. Council Organized numerous
events including IIT Delhi Directors visit
to Houston for Faculty Hiring. Graduate Student
Senator at Georgia Tech.
Sanjay Jain (IIT Delhi) Sanjay Jain has been in
Healthcare IT industry for 13 years, in various
roles including Chief Architect and VP Research
Engineering at Cerner Corporation. He has headed
innovations for Radiology Departments in digital
imaging with patent pending for some workflows.
He also chaired the radiology committee of the
Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, as
worldwide consortium for standards based
integration across the healthcare enterprise.
Deepak Goyal (IIT Roorkee) Entrepreneur (4 yrs) -
eZdia.com a Community driven business
resourceful and experienced to do online
marketing via website, SEO, facebook, LinkedIn,
Orkut and other web based marketing channels
Salil Dave (IIT Kanpur, IIM, Harvard) Director,
Microsoft Leading Pacific Northwest Pan IIT
Shauvik Kundagrami (IIT Bombay, MBA Tulane
University) Managing Director and Co-Head, U.S.
Energy Group for RBC Capital Markets. 
Previously, Shauvik was a Managing Director in
the Energy Group at Jefferies Company, Inc.
Prior to joining Jefferies, he was a Vice
President in the Corporate Finance Department of
Howard, Weil, Labouisse, Friedrichs Incorporated.
Rishi Singh (IIT Guwahati Univ of Oklohoma)
Geomechanics Engineer, Schlumberger since 2006.
Professional experience in geomechanics and rock
physics has worked on wellbore stability,
subsidence, analysis of production-induced
reservoir stress changes, pore pressure
prediction, Member IITAGH
Hemant Jha (IIT KGP, Lehigh University) 5 Years
in Oil Gas President IITKGP Houston, Event
Organizer and VP IITAGH Organized several IIT
KGP, IITAGH and CRY Houston events
Huzefa Shakir (IIT KGP, Texas AM) Worked with
Halliburton and Suzuki Motor Corp. Secretary
IITAGH Participated in organizing numerous
events including iJobFest 2009
Ankur Awasthi (IIT Kanpur, Univ of
Houston) Senior Consultant, Production
Operations, Halliburton Past Secretary and
Events Coordinator, IITAGH
Sony Sonrexa (IIT Madras) Sr Reservoir Engineer,
Noble Enery. Worked in the Oil and Gas Industry
for over 25 years. Member energy advisory group
through the Consul Generals office.. IITAGH member
Why Houston?
  • An excellent opportunity for global PanIIT
    conference to capture the interest and
    imagination of a very large number of alumni in
    south central US, which is also home to a large,
    diverse industrial base
  • It is time to move to the heartland of the US and
    hold the event in the fourth largest city and the
    fastest growing area of the US.
  • A strong appetite and passion among local alumni
    for bringing PanIIT 2011 to Houston since the
    event has not been held in this region
  • Past events held in the East, West and North.
    The next logical choice is South.
  • IIT branding within this area has been sporadic
    and spotty, built on local efforts
  • It is time we expand the IIT branding to the
    technologies of the future, e.g. energy,
    biotechnology, nanotechnology
  • Alumni resources from this area have not been
    garnered effectively for nation building nor for
    advocacy for the alma mater
  • It is time we capture the untapped alumni power
    in these areas and bring new perspective to our

The Houston conference will enable IITians to
impact the global challenges in energy and
Why Houston?
  • Energy Capital of the World
  • Worlds Largest Medical Center
  • 3rd Largest Concentration of Fortune 500
    Companies have their HQ for 27 of them
  • 4th Largest Museum District
  • 2nd Largest Theatre District
  • 6th Largest Port in the World
  • 6th Largest Airport System in the World
  • 90 Languages Spoken in Houston
  • Energy Capital of the World
  • - Upstream, Downstream, Chemical and Oil Services
  • Approx. 25 of US refining capacity gt 25 US
    gas prod.
  • Leader in wind-powered electricity generation
  • NASA
  • - Space City Mission Control for space program
  • - NASA celebrates golden jubilee of 1st person in
    space in 2011
  • Medical Center
  • - Texas Medical Center Largest Medical Center
    in the world
  • - Leader in treatment, education and research
  • IT/Telecommunication
  • Home to some of the largest tech companies
    Dell, HP, TI, BMC, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent,
    Dell, Freescale, EDS that employ gt500,000
    engineering and management professionals
  • Engineering Construction
  • - Base for most Engineering Construction
  • - Capital outlays for energy power projects are
    driven from Houston including Calgary Oil
    Sands and Middle East investments

These industries employ an estimated 2000 IIT
alumni in the Houston area, and several thousand
more in the surrounding area
Houston Commits and is Ready To Go
We commit to
and have the experience
  • IIT Alumni of Greater Houston (IITAGH) has a
    strong, passionate and committed team that will
  • Members of our core team have organized
  • NABC2006 (3500 attendees)
  • DOSTI 2006 ( 500 attendees)
  • TiE Global retreat in San Antonio 2008
  • We are proficient in managing PR and media
    (Example IIT Bombay Golden Jubilee Conference in
    NY, NABC Houston)
  • 3000 attendees and will target 4000 attendees
  • 30 participation from non-IITians
  • Raising 1m
  • a world-class conference

Over 100,000 people of Indian origin in the
Greater Houston area
Target Companies for Fund Raising
  • Houston has large Indian population that is well
    known for giving donations for the right cause
    (Example Pratham and Indo-American charity).
    Houston is a base for most energy companies even
    those headquartered in Europe and Canada (Shell,
    BP and Total, Encana, Transcanada) as is the
    Energy capital.
  • Surrounding regions a large number of Indians and
    companies from whom we can raise funds. Texas
    Instruments, American Airlines, Southwest, EDS
    are examples.

Texas Instruments Chesapeake Energy Devon
Energy Entergy ATT Valero Tesoro Dow
Chemicals Amerada Hess Pioneer Resources TCS,
Infosys, LT, HCL Energy Future Holdings
Schlumberger Halliburton KBR Occidental ExxonMob
il Chevron BP ConocoPhillips BJ Services Baker
Hughes Reliant Energy NASA MD Anderson Royal
Dutch Shell Marathon Oil ConocoPhillips Sysco C
ontinental Airlines Southwest airlines American
Airlines Williams Companies Hunt family The Shaw
Group Flour Jacobs Construction Lockheed
Martin National Oilwell Smith International Memor
ial Hermann Health St. Lukes HP Dell
We plan to raise funds from the eight south and
south central states as we want to recruit IITs
to participate in the PanIIT Conference and
engage them for future events. Most Universities
like UT-Austin, Texas AM, U of H, Rice
University, SMU, OU are contacted for
Houston Community Support
Mayor of City of Houston
BILL WHITE Mayor City of Houston
Mayor White's leadership has brought Houston
together, as shown by his overwhelming
re-election to a third term. He uses business
practices every day at City Hall to improve
service and get things done. Houston is the
fourth-largest city in the United States and the
largest city within the state of Texas. The city
has a population of 2.2 million within an area of
600 square miles. Houston is the seat of Harris
County and the economic center of the
HoustonSugar LandBaytown metropolitan areathe
sixth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with
a population over 5.7 million.
State of Texas
JOHN CORNYN Senator State of Texas
In 2008, Texans overwhelmingly re-elected Senator
John Cornyn to represent them for a second
six-year term in the U.S. Senate. Texas is the
second-largest U.S. state in both area and
population, and the largest state in the
contiguous United States. Texas is bordered by
Mexico, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and
Louisiana. Texas has an area of 268,820 square
miles (696,200 km2), and a growing population of
24.6 million residents. Houston is the largest
city in Texas and the fourth-largest in the
United States, while DallasFort Worth and
Houston are the 4th and 6th largest United States
metropolitan areas.
Harris County
JUDGE EDWARD EMMETT County Judge Harris County
As Harris County's chief executive officer,
Judge Emmett is responsible for working with four
county commissioners to oversee a county
government serving nearly four million remarkably
diverse residents. Harris County is a county
located in the U.S. state of Texas within the
HoustonSugar LandBaytown metropolitan area. The
county had a population of 3,400,578 making it
the most populous county in Texas and the third
most populous county in the United States.
Greater Houston Partnership
JEFF MOSLEY President Greater Houston Partnership
Jeff Moseley is the president and CEO of the
Greater Houston Partnership, which serves as the
primary business advocate for world trade,
economic development and public policy for the
Houston region. The Partnership was formed in
1989 from a merger with the Greater Houston
Chamber of Commerce, Houston Economic Development
Council and Houston World Trade Association.
Today, the organization represents 10 counties
and nearly 2,000 businesses in the greater
Houston area.
Rice University
DAVID LEEBRON President Rice University
David Leebron left the deanship of the Columbia
University School of Law to become the seventh
president of Rice University on July 1, 2004.
Rice University consists of over 3,000
undergraduate, 897 post-graduate, and 1,247
doctoral students, and awarded 1,448 degrees in
2007. The university employs 611 full-time
faculty and 396 part-time or adjunct faculty
members in 2007. Rice has a very high level of
research activity and had 77.2 million in
sponsored research funding in 2007
University of Houston
RENU KHATOR Chancellor/President University of
Renu Khator became the 13th president of the
University of Houston and eighth chancellor of
the University of Houston System in January 2008.
Since becoming president, she has made student
success her top priority, along with building a
nationally competitive research university that
is recognized among the best in the nation.
University of Houston is the flagship
institution of the U of H System. It is the
third-largest university in Texas with an
enrollment of 37,000.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
JOHN MENDELSOHN President MD Anderson Cancer
John Mendelsohn, M.D., combines experience in
clinical and laboratory research with
administrative expertise for guiding The
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
in the 21st century. Since becoming president in
1996, he has recruited a visionary management
team and implemented new priorities for
integrated programs in patient care, research,
education and cancer prevention. Under his
direction, M. D. Anderson has been named the top
cancer hospital in the nation five out of the
past eight years in U.S. News World Report's
Americas Best Hospitals survey.
Texas Childrens Hospital
DAVID POPLACK M.D. Department of Pediatrics Texas
Childrens Hospital
David Poplack, M.D., director of the Texas
Children's Cancer Center and deputy director of
the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College
of Medicine, also holds the Elise C. Young chair
of pediatric oncology at BCM and serves as the
chief of the hematology and oncology section in
the department of pediatrics. With 639 licensed
beds and 465 beds in operation, Texas Children's
is the largest children's hospital in the United
States and is affiliated with the Baylor College
of Medicine as that institution's primary
pediatric training site.
Sysco Corporation
William J. DeLaney (Bill) III serves as Chief
Executive Officer of Sysco Corp. since June 27,
2009. Mr. DeLaney served as Chief Financial
Officer and Executive Vice President of Sysco
Corp. from July 1, 2007 to October 2009. Mr.
DeLaney served as Senior Vice President of
Financial Reporting of Sysco Corp. since January
7, 2007. With record sales of 37.5 billion, a
7.1 increase and record net earnings on 1.1
billion, a 13.1 increase (FY08), Sysco continues
to be the global leader in the foodservice
Indo-American Chamber of Commerce
Indo-American Chamber of Commerce
  • The IACCGH has a mission to support and enable
  • Facilitate access to the Indian Consulate,
    Ministry, and Indian regulatory agencies and
    facilitate resolution of issues where needed
  • Create industry-focused consortiums with our
    members and those from partner chambers and
    facilitate the creation of India-focused Industry
    Groups in Energy, IT, BPO and Healthcare
  • Help your business obtain Minority Certification
    with subsidized support through the Houston
    Minority Business Development Center and Houston
    Minority Business Council
  • Help you apply for SBA and other subsidized
    loans benefits through outreach events
  • Work to enhance member representation in local,
    state and national advisory councils and boards

TiE Houston
Ashok Rao President, TiE Houston
TiE-Houston is a not-for-profit organization
focused on fostering entrepreneurship through
networking, mentoring, and participation in the
local and global economy. Following the
guideline and philosophies of the TiE
organization, the Houston chapter will attempt to
mobilize the people of Houston and the Indus
region based on the common tenet of
entrepreneurship. The Houston region now supports
a critical mass of Indian professionals and
academics. In addition, the role and
participation of Indus professionals in the
current wave of business activity has burgeoned,
and the need for an organization such as
TiE-Houston - bringing the Indus and "mainstream"
populations together in business and social
partnerships - is now more evident.
  • IITAGH has about 1200 members in the Greater
    Houston area. IITAGH is a 501c3 organization.
    Apart from our networking events, we mentor
    university students from surrounding universities
    and teach math at local inner-city schools Lee
    High School and Jackson Middle School. IITAGH was
    awarded the Literacy Advance of Houston in
  • Vision
  • Mentor Mentor younger graduates
  • Educate Support the local community at large,
    particularly in the area of teaching Math and
    Science at Greater Houston area schools
  • Network Provide a networking forum to Greater
  • An inclusive organization that is open to the

Board of Trustees Aniruddha Panagarkar Ashok
Rao David Raj Joseph Pally Rakesh Jaggi Richard
DSouza Sanjay Sood Sundy Srinivasan Sunil
Board of Directors Roopa Gir President Prabhu
Murugan President Elect Hemant Jha Vice
President Huzefa Shakir Secretary Pratish
Kanani Treasurer Subha Viswanathan Community
Affairs Vikas Shukla Events Chair Amit
Mohan Events Co-chair Suraj Mhatre Publicity Kam
lesh Kumar Membership Deepak Lumba Sponsorship L
akshman Rao Mentoring Deepak Goyal Webmaster
In addition to the Board of Directors, we have
representatives for each IIT and Campus
representative for U of H, Rice Univ and Texas
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