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A Wonderful Evening with Infosys Co-Chairman at LA
Everything about the evening was truly superb

Los Angeles, April 01, 2009

The Indus Enterprises “TIE” of Southern California met at the Sheraton Hotel in Cerritos, CA on the evening of April 1, 2009. The registration started around 5:30 PM, and at 6:30 the TIE members and guests entered the hall. There were two stations for buffet dinner. People lined up and served themselves enjoying the Desi food provided by India House of Artesia. The food was very delicious. The hall was totally full with about 600 guests.

Nandan Nilekani, Co-Chairman of Infosys Technologies Ltd, is an Indian software entrepreneur with TIE management. net worth: USD $1.3 Billion

At 7:15 PM, Sumita Batra, President of TIE welcomed the audience and Thanked everyone for coming. She briefly spoke about the Southern California TIE chapter and appreciated the sponsors and the supporters.

The first speaker, Mr. Azad Oommen, gave introduction of The American India Foundation “ AIF”. The American India Foundation (AIF, founded 2001) is a nonprofit American development organization that is devoted to accelerating social and economic change in India. The AIF has invested in over 100 Indian non-governmental organizations while raising about $50 million since its inception. It is one of the largest secular, non-partisan American organizations supporting development work in India. He said that AIF with the help of Indian patterns have trained 40,000 young people and has a goal to reach 100,000 by the year 2010.
AIF works with partners to implement programs in education, livelihood, and public health sectors in India - with emphases on elementary education, women's empowerment, and HIV/AIDS, respectively. AIF through its program Digital Equalizer attempts to bridge the digital divide by providing computers, internet access and training to improve learning and critical thinking amongst students of under-resourced Indian schools. It also implements the Service Corps Fellowship, which sends skilled young Americans to work with NGOs in India for a ten month period. The fellowship helps exchange technical skills, intellectual resources and helps increase the capacity of Indian NGOs to continue their work while giving American leaders a good understanding of India.

The speakers also included Mr. Navneet Chug, President Elect - TIE. He also welcomed everyone and introduced the keynote speaker Mr. Nandan Nilekani Co-Chairman of Infosys.



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Nandan Nilekani, Co-Chairman of Infosys Technologies Ltd, is an Indian software entrepreneur and net worth: USD $1.3 Billion. He is also a co-founder, along with N. R. Narayana Murthy and other partners

In 1981, Nilekani and six other colleague who were working in Patni Computer Systems decided to start their own company, InfoSys. The whole group was led by N. R. Narayana Murthy to complete this project......Read More