The co-founder and first president of TiE, Suhas Patil, at TiE Influencers’ Circle reception at BNY Mellon Club West lounge at Levis Stadium, May 5. (Vansh A. Gupta/Siliconeer)
As the tech jargon was flowing in the rooms of the Santa Clara Convention Center; entrepreneurs and representatives from startups were marketing their offerings to the many venture capitalists attending the conference, at the expo. TiE marked its 25th anniversary in style.
With the deepened interest of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, gaming, and other technologies fresh off the boat, our world is slowly becoming the future depictions of a 1990s’ sci-fi movie. The evidence? – TiEcon 2017.
This year, TiEcon had many keynotes and tracks focusing on AI, AR/VR, autonomous vehicle technology, gaming, drones, and entrepreneurship. As the tech jargon was flowing in the rooms of the Santa Clara Convention Center; entrepreneurs and representatives from startups were marketing their offerings to the many venture capitalists attending the conference, in the expo.
TiE marked its 25th. anniversary in style, with the exclusive TiE Influencers’ Circle reception at Levis Stadium, May 5, and the Banquet featuring Mika Singh, May 6. While one was a cocktail reception with techie conversation flowing freely, the other was an epic party with the playful and lively spirit of TiE and its members finally surfacing, writes our youth editor Vansh A. Gupta.
America has a long, proud tradition of immigrants coming to this country in search of a better life for themselves and their families. After earning a prized education at U.S. universities, many of these immigrants have made important contributions to our innovation economy centered in Silicon Valley. Recently, however, I’ve noticed a growing sense of anxiety among international students and their parents who feel they may no longer be welcome in the United States. If this trend continues, it could have long-term damaging effects on American jobs and the overall U.S. economy, writes P.K. Agarwal, regional Dean of Northeastern University in Silicon Valley.
There has been multiple analysis on three-years of Modi government. Naturally, the views have been varied and often extreme. Some have extolled the virtues of the Prime Minister for leading a corruption free administration with nobody in the opposition good enough to challenge his position and persona. Others have criticized Modi for not doing enough to check the fringe Hindutva elements who have been emboldened under the BJP rule, writes Siddharth Srivastava.
President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate accord, June 1, which he said was not tough on India and China, and alleged that the deal was negotiated “poorly” by the Obama administration and signed out of “desperation.” Expressing deep concern over his successor’s decision to pull out, former President Barack Obama has said, June 2, that by doing so, the Trump Administration has joined a small handful of nations that reject the future, writes Lalit K. Jha.
When IIT alums from any campus meet, there is instant bonding. They know each other exactly, in fact sometimes there is no talk and the connection is established and cherished. They are intellectually compatible, having passed the dreaded JEEE. There is none of the getting to know you, the formality and good behavior so important in other budding friendships. IIT friendships spring instantly and strongly and continue to grow.
China’s vision of Belt Road Initiative or One Belt One Road, a mega inter-continental connectivity project was boycotted by India as it chose not to attend the conference due to its own concerns, writes Priyanka Bhardwaj.