Annual IIT Bay Area Leadership Conference 2018: Creative Disruption Presents Umang Gupta, Ravi Mhatre, Greg Schott and Many More Compelling Speakers

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Umang Gupta, Ravi Mhatre, Greg Schott and many more speakers will be at the upcoming IIT Bay Area Leadership Conference on June 9, 2018

"​In just one day, learn about technologies & startups creatively disrupting the status quo​."

The IIT Bay Area Alumni association is hosting its upcoming Bay Area Leadership Conference (IIT BALC) 2018, on June 9, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA. This leadership conference is designed primarily by IITians, for IITians, with IITians along with family and friends. There are over 15,000 alum from the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) based in the Bay Area for whom this annual conference is an occasion to learn, showcase and mingle with their friends and peers.

Topics for the Leadership Conference 2018 with a theme of Creative Disruption include Blockchain, AI, Robotics, Healthcare, and Disruptions. About 30 IIT-led startups will also be pitching their value propositions and showcasing technology at the Startup Mela (Festival), which is back by popular demand. It gives startups by IIT alumni founders a forum for branding, recruiting, fund-raising, and getting feedback from their peers and a platform for graduates next year.

According to Ravi Mhatre, “Some people like to Garden or Golf, I’m interested in technology.” There will be more than 40 renowned IITians speaking about technology at the conference. We are excited to have Umang Gupta, a visionary, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Keynote Systems, Ravi Mhatre, a partner at Lightspeed Venture, Rakesh Mathur, CEO of, Parag Agarwal, CTO at Twitter, and Greg Schott, CEO of MuleSoft.

Join us on June 9 at Santa Clara Convention Center and Listen to leaders and subject matter experts who challenge the status quo and forge new technological paths. Learn disruptions happening in every aspect of life. Expand your horizon, meet with fellow IITians and network. While learning, enjoy good food and drinks too!

The sponsors of the third IIT BALC include Conference Sponsor Rubrik joined by Platinum Sponsor Thoughtspot, and Gold Sponsor Lightspeed Venture Partners.

To learn more about all our sponsors and illustrious speakers at the upcoming IIT Bay Area Leadership Conference 2018, please visit

About IIT Bay Area Alumni Association –
The IIT Bay Area Alumni is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation in the process of securing tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the IRS and serves over 15,000 IIT alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Contact: For media inquiries, Surbhi Kaul, (408) 421-6555, or Praveen Gupta, Tel: (408) 429-9782.

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