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Thursday April 21, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Intercontinental Hotel (Addison) 
15201 Dallas Pkwy
Addison, TX 75001

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US India Chamber - Annual Technology Conference 

The USICOC Annual Technology Conference is an all-day conference designed to provide businesses with information on a variety of technology topics. This year, the conference will focus on business strategy and cyber security. The topics are relevant to small, medium and large companies interested in doing business with Indian tech companies.

Conference Agenda

9am- Breakfast & Keynote Speech: Albert Shen, National Deputy Director,Minority Business Development Agency, US Department of Commerce

Topic: The National Deputy Director will talk about ideas and opportunities for entrepreneurs looking for their next business idea.  Additionally, he will speak about other government facilitated opportunities for entrepreneurs to start their next business.

10am- Panel #1: US-India Technology Collaborations for Strategic Growth

Topic: Executives from Toyota, Tech Mahindra and other multinational corporations discuss why and how they partner with emerging technology companies to strategically grow their business.

  •  Mike Vilello, National Manager-Procurement Operations, Toyota Financial     Services
  • Oliver Turman, Director-Supplier Diversity, AT&T
  • Gurusharan Singh, Assistant Vice President, Tech Mahindra (Americas) Inc.

11am- Panel #2: Innovation, Funding and Growing Your Company

Topic: Representatives from venture capital funds will discuss what they look for in when investing in emerging technology companies.

  • Dayakar Puskoor, Managing Director, Naya Ventures
  • Vik Thapar, Principal,Cypress Growth Capital, LLC
  • Raja Doddala, Former Vice President, Omnichannel Strategy & Corporate VC at 7-Eleven

12pm- Lunch & Keynote Speech: Counsellor Tarun Mohindra, Counsellor of Science and Technology, Indian Embassy, Washington DC

Topic: The Counsellor of Science and Technology from the Indian Embassy will discuss US India Technology Trade and the impact it is having on the US economy. He will also discuss ways that companies can work together to create even more favorable technology trade conditions to enhance value for American corporations.

1pm- Break Out Sessions* 

  • Ideation to Commercialization-Nurture, Grow, Exit by Sunny Banerjea, Managing Director, Fidelity National Information Services; Deepak Jain, Founder and CEO, Swych; and Robert P. Sabella, Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, Swych
  • Trends in US Employment-based Immigration Policy by Vishal Chander, Attorney
  • Maximizing Technology Company Values in the eyes of potential investors, M&A partners and buyers by Brad Purifoy, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Associates
  • Cyber Security Nuts and Bolts- What to do in case of a Breach by Ajay Mago, Partner Culhane Meadows; Stacy Scott, Vice President of Security Science Practice, Stroz Friedberg; and Shawn Tuma, Partner, Scheef and Stone
  •  Information Security Strategies to prevent a Data Privacy Breach for Indian Technology Companies by Kevin Wheeler, Managing Director, InfoDefense

1pm- Technology Expo