• Saturday, December 02, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    New York University in New York, NY

    Inaugural IIT Madras Thought Leadership Lecture

    Inagural IIT Madras Thought Leadership Lecture 

    "Will Blockchain be as Revolutionary as the Internet?"

     Suresh Kumar (B.Tech. Civil 1981), Former Global CIO of BNY Mellon

    Where:  New York University, 44 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012

    When:  Saturday, December 2nd, 11 am




     We are proud to announce the inauguration of the "IIT Madras Thought Leadership Lectures" featuring prominent alumni sharing their insight and experience on topics of current interest. We are aiming for a good mix of practical and academically oriented talks covering multiple disciplines, and hope that these events will give alums an opportunity to learn, engage and network. 

    We are privileged to have Suresh Kumar (B.Tech. Civil 1981) deliver the first lecture in this series: "Will Blockchain be as Revolutionary as the Internet?". As the former Global CIO of BNY Mellon, Suresh will share with us his personal experience in addressing strategic and tactical issues surrounding the blockchain, and help us better understand this potentially transformative technology. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A.

    Suresh was a member of BNY Mellon’s Executive Committee, the organization’s most senior management body, and led 13,000 technology professionals that made BNY Mellon the industry leader in delivering innovative and exceptional technology solutions.  In recognition of his contributions, he was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame by CIO magazine in 2016.  Suresh has also served on various industry committees such as FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Technology Advisory Committee, DTCC (The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation) Technology Advisory Boards, the Technology Management Committee of SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association), and on Stevens Institute of Technology and Pace University Advisory Boards. 

    In addition to his B.Tech from IITM, Suresh has an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad and a M.S. in Computer Science from NY Institute of Technology.

    Please join us in making this inaugural lecture a grand success. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation.


    Save the Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 11 am

    Location: New York University, 44 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012

    Additional details to follow.

    Thank You
    IIT Madras Foundation + IITMAANA Teams


  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018 at 08:00 AM through January 03, 2018

    IITM Researchers Reunion

    You are cordially invited to the IITM Researches Reunion. Join your fellow batchmates as we catch up, reminisce, and create new memories together! This is the first time we want to bring all researchers for a reunion from across all years of graduation. We invite all Ph.D., MS, M.Tech and Post-Docs who had the pleasure of doing research at IITM. This is a celebration of the bond we all have to IITM, that we are bonded by our spirit as seekers of truth, as toilers at the lab, our passion for science and research and most of all in celebration of the strong friendships we built there.

    This will also be an opportunity to see the growth of IITM research, innovations, meet with current faculty and researchers and hear about their research pursuits.


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