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Inaugural All-India Gathering in Mumbai


Registration for this event is now closed. Please contact Susan Hiser at if you have any questions.

Paresh Kapashi (TPR’90), president of Carnegie Mellon Mumbai Alumni Network, and the Mumbai Alumni Community invite you to a special occasion to connect with alumni, parents, students, and friends of the university from all over India. The evening includes social and professional networking, and a high-profile alumni panel discussion.

New Horizons for India: Future of Technology and Entrepreneurship in the context of Indo-US Relations

Participate in an intriguing discussion about trends in technology, economy, and business, and their impact on India’s global position. How might the future of entrepreneurship affect the India-US relationship?

Featured Panelists:

Kushagra Nayan Bajaj (TPR'97)Click to expand
Vice Chairman, The Bajaj Group of Companies

The Bajaj Group, with consolidated revenues of USD 1.8 billion and assets of USD 4.5 billion, has interests in power, sugar, ethanol, real estate, personal care products and infrastructure. The group currently employs more than 20,000 people. Driven by an awareness of its responsibility to society, the group is actively engaged in the social and economic development of its communities through the Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation. The foundation was established in honor of Kushagra Bajaj's great-grandfather, Shri Jamnalal Bajaj, the renowned freedom fighter, philanthropist, businessman and adopted fifth son of Mahatma Gandhi.

Kushagra received a bachelor of science in economics, political philosophy and finance from CMU and his master of science in marketing from Northwestern University. In 2011, Kushagra and his wife, Vasavadatta, established the Bajaj Family Chair at the Tepper School of Business.

Dr. Lalitesh Kumar Katragadda (CS'96, '98)Click to expand
Country Head India Product, Google India Pvt. Ltd.

Lalitesh is country head of India products at Google and leads Emerging Markets engineering with the mission to bring the next three billion users online. His most recent creation, Google Map Maker, doubled the world's digital maps corpus, mapping 1.5 billion people in 187 countries. The UN and aid agencies have used these user-generated maps to assist and rescue millions. Lalitesh has spoken at TED conferences and the White House on crowdsourcing for development.

Lalitesh co-founded Google's first international engineering center in 2004. Prior to Google, Lalitesh served on the faculty of CMU. At CMU, he founded its Lunar Rover program and went on to found a robotics start-up, which was acquired by Google in 2002. Lalitesh received his Ph.D. and M.S. from CMU in robotics and computer science. He also has a M.S. from the Design Division, Stanford University, a M.S. in aerospace from Iowa State, and a B. Tech degree from IIT-Bombay.

Harsh Manglik (TPR'76)Click to expand
Adjunct Professor of Management, CMU's Tepper School of Business
Chairman & Geography Managing Director, Accenture India (retired)

Harsh Manglik is a seasoned leader, who brings with him more than 30 years of rich and diverse experience in global business and in management consulting at a number of world-class organizations. His deep roots are in the global aerospace and IT industries. He served as Chairman & Geography Managing Director, Accenture India, and was a member of Accenture's global Executive Leadership Team (ELT) that had overall responsibility for Accenture's corporate governance.

Harsh was Chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), and now continues as a member of its Council of Chairmen. He was also an invited member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He currently serves as a director on the board of Infotech Enterprises and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.

Registration and Networking Reception - 5 p.m.
Program and Panel Discussion - 6 p.m.
Buffet Dinner and Open Bar - 7:45 p.m
Attire is business casual.  

Complimentary valet parking will be available to all participants.

Contact Information
Primary Contact
Aamir Anwar
(+1) 412-268-2719
Date & Location
Date: 6/22/2013
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Sofitel Mumbai BKC
Grand Salon
C-57 Bandra Kurla Complex
Bandra (East)
400 051 – Mumbai, India

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