Take a stance in 2012 as NetIP North America welcomes you to
At a time when communities are facing unprecedented challenges due to the lackluster economy, political partisanship and foreign dependence, it is important for everyone to come together to think collectively and Think Change. That's why this year, the NetIP Conference strives to inspire conference attendees to think about how to improve upon themselves and the communities they live and work in.
The goal is to provide a platform for creative discussions, interactive sessions and enlightening events to challenge attendees to break barriers and think outside the box. The conference will achieve this through inspirational and motivational speakers, thought-provoking panels and workshops, professional development seminars, and networking opportunities to develop an action plan for change.
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Deputy Chief of Mission Ambassador Arun K. Singh,
Arun K. Singh joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1979. His first assignment abroad was at the Embassy of India, Moscow from 1981-1982, where he learnt Russian. He then served at the Indian Missions in Addis Ababa as Second Secretary from 1982-1985, and in Tokyo as First Secretary from 1985 – 1988.
On returning to Delhi at the Headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, he served as Deputy Secretary / Director dealing with East Asia and Pakistan Divisions from 1988-1991. From 1991-1993, he headed the Offices of the Foreign Secretary and the External Affairs Minister of India.
Ambassador Singh served at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations Office, New York from 1993-1997 as Counsellor and handled multilateral social and economic negotiations. He served in the Indian Mission at Moscow again as Counsellor / Minister from 1997-2000.
During his assignment in Delhi from 2000-2005, he served in the capacity of Joint Secretary dealing first with the United Nations Policy, and then Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Divisions at the Ministry of External Affairs.
Ambassador Singh served as Ambassador of India to Israel from April 2005 to September, 2008. He assumed his new assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India, Washington D.C on October 9, 2008.
Suneel Gupta, Product Guy, Groupon
Suneel loves to build stuff from scratch. Prior to serving as Groupon's very first Vice President of Product Development, Suneel built widely-used products for Mozilla Labs, blogged for MTV, developed television concepts for Sony Pictures, led trade efforts in Ghana, wrote speeches in President Clinton's West Wing, and produced the Kahani Movement, an interactive film project with his brother, Dr. Sanjay Gupta (CNN).
Palak Patel, President of Production, Roth Films
Palak Patel runs the film division for Joe Roth's company, Roth Films. Roth Films recently produced Alice in Wonderland directed by Tim Burton. They also produced Knight & Day starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Patel is an Executive Producer on Snow White And The Huntsman which was released by Universal Pictures this summer. He is currently in post production on Oz: The Great And Powerful starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams, directed by Sam Raimi scheduled to be released in March 2013. He is in production on Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie for Disney scheduled to be released in March 2014. Patel is also producing Neverland for Sony Pictures which Gavin O’ Connor is directing, as well as Million Dollar Arm for Disney starring Jon Hamm. Patel oversees and supervises all film projects in development and production at Roth Films.
Patel was President of Production at Paula Weinstein's Spring Creek Productions which had a first look deal with Warner Bros. Patel worked closely with Weinstein overseeing Monster-In-Law, Rumor Has It, Looney Tunes, Envy, Blood Diamond, andRecount directed by Jay Roach.
Reggie Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Cvent
Reggie is the CEO and Founder of Cvent, the world’s largest provider of event management technology. He led the company from a two-person startup to a 1100 person company that helped manage 350,000 events in 90 countries.
In July 2011, Reggie led the company’s first round of funding in over a decade—a $136 million investment—which, according to the Wall Street Journal, was the biggest U.S. software funding deal since 2007.
Reggie was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year® for Greater Washington in 2010, selected as one of Washingtonian Magazine’s 100 Top Tech Titans in 2010 and 2011, and named a rising star of Washington by Forbes Magazine. MeetingNews has twice named him one of the 25 most influential people in the $250 billion dollar meetings industry along with the CEOs of Marriott, Hilton and Linkedin . In addition, Cvent was honored for the 2010 “Management Team of the Year” by the American Business Awards, and voted one of the “50 Best Places to Work” in Washington three years in a row by the Washington Business Journal. Reggie has been featured in over 100 articles in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Businessweek, USA Today, Forbes, and The Washington Post, and has appeared on ABC News, CBS News, NBC News and CNN.
Reggie is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Indian CEO High Tech Council (now the DC Chapter of TiE). He was also a member of TiE Global Board of Trustees for 4 years. n addition, Reggie was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to be Chairman of the Chief Information Officers Advisory Commission, and he has served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, Inova Healthcare System, and the DC Chamber of Commerce.
Before Reggie started Cvent, he was a corporate lawyer at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and was the President of the DC Chapter of the South Asian Bar Association.
Reggie’s most exciting accomplishment was that he attended 7 straight National NetIP Conferences!