TThe first global IISc alumni conference was organized with the three-fold objective of strengthening alumni relationships; building a global platform for interactions between the institute, alumni, industry and academia; and initiating such collaborations in six specific areas via workshops. The event was inaugurated by then Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam via video feed.

Speakers at the event included Nobel Laureate venture capitalist Arno Penzias, Applied Materials’ chairman of the board James Morgan, TCS CEO S Ramadorai, Cognizant Technology Solutions vice chairman Lakshmi Narayanan, Chancellor of the University of Berkeley Prof. Robert Birgeneau, IISc Director Prof. P Balaram, and other senior faculty members.

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