Author: Anup Mehta

Last time I visited TIECON was in 2009, when the economy was in a downward spiral and every other person I met was looking for a job. TIECON 2013 was a very different atmosphere. It was billed as the largest conference for entrepreneurs.

TIECON featured impressive lineup of speakers and panels in various industry segments including Big Data, Mobile, and SDN.

Big Data track featured key speakers including, Dr. D J Patil, Greylock Partners, and Rayid Ghani, Chief Scientist at Obama for America 2012 campaign focusing on analytics, technology, and data.

Mobile track speakers included Anand Chandresekhar, Sr. VP and CMO at Qualcomm, discussing investments in mobile ecosystem.

Datacenter track featured Dr. Guru Parulkar of ONGC and consulting professor at Stanford University, discussing about software defined infrastructures.

Entrepreneurship track had some big names including Ronnie Screwvala, Syntel’s Bharat Desai, Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics, and Manoj Bhargava, CEO of 5-Hour Energy, possibly the best speaker who provided a simple and no-nonsense approach to business management.

Hemant Joshi and I spent most of our time at the Clarice Technologies booth. It was the first time Clarice was participating at TIECON. It presented an opportunity to build the Clarice’ brand in Silicon Valley. It was particularly well timed, as I had just joined Clarice to start the US operations. It also was gave me an opportunity to meet existing clients and well-wishers.

I gave couple of interviews to introduce Clarice to local media companies. Here is one of the interviews –

Overall it was a good experience participating in TIECON. I look forward to contribute to future TIECON as speaker or panel member and build Clarice’s brand and business.

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