TiE meeting ! Another one

I guess this is going to be a lot interesting. A panel discussion on Wireless sector. Wireless is one(only ) technology marketspace which is growing by leaps & bounds in India. There is scope of startups from here focussing on wireless in India alone.

Please mark your calendar and register for an exciting TiE Networking Meeting on Wednesday, 29th June 2005. Address byDr. Atiq Raza Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Raza Microelectronics, Inc.and a Panel Discussion on “Emerging Opportunities in Wireless Space? Panelists: John Gardner, Rob Trice, Vineet Buch, Sujit Banerjee, Vasudev BhandarkarBlueRun Ventures and Nokia Growth Partners
Atiq Raza is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Raza Microelectronics, Inc. Prior to Raza Microelectronics, Mr. Raza was President and Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). At AMD, Mr. Raza oversaw the development of AMD’s processor roadmap and brought the AMD-K6 and Athlon family of processor products to the market. Mr. Raza became part of AMD’s management team after the merger with NexGen, Inc. in January 1996, where he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He has spent over thirty years in various engineering and management positions, including Vice President Technology Centers at VLSI Technology Incorporated. Mr. Raza obtained his Bachelor’s degree with Honors from the University of London and a Master’s degree from Stanford University. He serves on the board of directors of Magma Design Automation, Inc., Nishan Systems, Zeevo, Matrix Semiconductor, and other private companies. John Gardner, General Partner & Co- Founder, BlueRun Ventures. He has 15 years of experience in advising and working with start-up and emerging businesses, including extensive transactional experience in mergers, acquisitions and venture capital investments. Previous investments include MongoMusic (acquired by MSFT) and Covigo (acquired by SBL). John currently serves on the board of directors of @Hand, Cerebra, IntelliSeek, Neopad Technologies, and Sequoia Communications. Rob Trice, General Partner, Nokia Growth Partners. He brings a variety of domestic and international operational and business planning experience to the firm. Rob focuses on content delivery, messaging, WLAN, and CRM investments. Rob works most closely with BlueRun Ventures’ portfolio companies Airgo Networks, Atrua, Bitfone, Netli and SoftCoin, and he is responsible for the fund’s activities in Japan. Prior to this he worked with Direct TV in a variety of operational and business planning roles in the U.S. and overseas. He helped to launch the company’s joint venture operations in Japan; worked in the U.S. operation’s Customer Service organization; managed the company’s projects with the affiliate television networks; and led a number of enterprise-wide initiatives, including the company’s CRM project. Rob has also worked as a policy analyst at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, a think tank in Washington, D.C. Vineet Buch Prior to joining Blue Venture in 2005 he was a Director with Product Management and Software Development responsibilities in Oracle Server Technologies.. Before Oracle, Vineet was co-founder and CTO of Karient, a provider of systems management software. Vineet started Karient after serving as Senior Director of Engineering at Corio, a leading Application Service Provider since acquired by IBM. Before joining Corio, Vineet was a Practice Manager in Oracle Consulting, running a consulting practice focused on Enterprise System Architecture. Sujit Banerjee Focuses on Systems and Component companies. He is also responsible for the India office. Prior to BlueRun Ventures, Sujit was a Principal with TL Ventures and Finaventures. He was responsible for several of their investments in the semiconductor and communications area. Before TL Ventures he worked as an Investment Banker with Merrill Lynch in their Global Technology Group. Prior to that he worked as a consultant with companies such as Hitachi, Toshiba and Hynix designing and implementing sales, marketing and operational strategies for their DRAM and SRAM memory businesses. Sujit also has extensive experience as an active investor and advisor to India based high tech companies. His investments in this area include Nevis Networks, Atrenta and Baypackets. Vasudev Bhandarkar brings several years of operational expertise in Wireless Technologies, Internet to Enterprise Software, and IT Services. Most recently he was Chairman and CEO of Unimobile, a wireless platform software company which was sold to Electronics for Imaging (EFII). Prior to that he was the founding VP of Marketing and Business Development at Selectica (Nasdaq: SLTC). Prior to Selectica he founded and ran a successful software services firm, Alma Enterprises which he merged into Selectica.

Date:Wednesday 29th June 2005

Time:6.45 PM

Place:Taj Residency @ Vijay Nagar Hall, Bangalore

Event Sponsors:BlueRun Ventures & Nokia Growth Partners

Non Member Meeting Fee:Rs. 350/-



A meeting happened only a few days ago and now another one is scheduled so soon, this can happen only in bangalore :). I have seen TiE Hyderabad & also TiE Delhi they are not so active. Back in college when I planned to join TiE in hyderabad , an smart insider there
told me it is not going to be of value add, later I skipped TiE delhi for same reason, bangalore is where all the action is the insider said.
Don’t know about pune & mumba I guess they maybe better than hyd or delhi chapters.

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2 thoughts on “TiE meeting ! Another one

  1. TiE Hyderabad has been improving over the last year and with events like this lined up, they are definitely putting in the efforts to increase the activity here. Although the frequency of events is still lesser than desired, atleast the ‘student’ membership is worth the 500 bucks an year they charge 🙂

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