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Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Association For Computing Machinery aaa ccccccc mmmmm mmmmm a a cc cc mm mm mm mm aa aa cc c mm mm mm mm aaaaaaaaa cc mm mmm mm aa aa cc c mm m mm MEETING NOTICE aa aa cc cc mm mm aa aa cccccccc mm mm Program: Driving Growth in Technology Businesses Speaker: Srini Chari, Ph.D., MBA Managing Partner, Cabot Partners Group chari@cabotpartners.com About the topic: Growth through innovation is not just about technology or products but rather about the careful design and optimization of the business with people, processes, policies, and partners with purpose, passion, persistence, and perspiration! In this talk, Dr. Srini Chari will share his experiences first in working at a large technology firm (IBM); followed by running a small emerging technology software startup; and now at being a solo entrepreneur. He will discuss the key differences between these three scenarios. including how to optimize and grow the business by working with key stakeholders including investors, clients, business partners, employees, and others. He will take a 360-degree-view examining each business scenario across various dimensions, ranging from strategy (strategic intent marketplace insight, technology innovation, business design) to execution (critical operational tasks, climate/culture, talent, organization, etc.). He will highlight the key differences and lessons to be learned. Most of the talk will focus on the practical aspects of leading or running a technology intensive business. About the Speaker Srini has over 20 years of experience in information technology and is an authority on emerging computing technologies with a focus on high performance computing and cloud computing. Prior to co-founding Cabot Partners Group, Srini was president and CEO of TurboWorx, Inc., a bioinformatics software company providing workflow solutions for grids and clusters. Before that, Srini spent 13 years at IBM, where his last position was Program Director, Emerging Businesses, Corporate Strategy. Srini was a start-up member of IBM's Life Sciences and Healthcare business unit. Srini now consults extensively with business, scientific, and IT leaders, and serves on the board of several technology start- ups. His clients include IBM, Qlogic, HP, Morgan Stanley, Brocade, Harvard University, RPI, and government organizations. Srini has published extensively in professional journals, presented before leading professional societies and conferences, and has been quoted in leading business publications including Forbes, the Investor Business Daily, and Bloomberg. A graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology in mechanical engineering, he holds an MS in engineering and a Ph.D. in computational mechanics from the University of Texas, and an MBA with distinction in finance, management and international business from the Stern School of Business, New York University. In addition, he has completed Harvard Business School executive programs on strategy and leadership. He resides in Danbury, Connecticut and enjoys reading, racquet sports, swimming, and hiking. When: 7:30 pm, Monday, March 19, 2011 Where: Ulrich Room, Dyson Hall, Marist College Directions: Building 6 on the map at www.marist.edu/welcome/map.html Parking: Please park on the east side of Route 9, in the lot to the southeast of Dyson Hall. Cost: Free and open to the public Dinner: 6 pm, Palace Diner, 845.473.1576 Map and menu: www.thepalacediner.com All are welcome to join us for dinner. Coming up: Apr 23 Sean Dague. Distributing the Future: The Hows, Whys, and Benefits of Being a Tech Volunteer May 21 Ed Nisley. 3D Printing: The Hard and The Soft We thank Marist College for hosting the chapter's meetings. Refreshments are served after the meeting. For further information, email collier@acm.org or call 845.522.1971. P - L - E - A - S - E P - O - S - T

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