Register for ACM India Industry Webinar on 11 April with Anand Deshpande: "How to Manage Your Professional Career"

March 30, 2020

While we are in lockdown, operating from home and collectively fighting COVID-19, let's take the opportunity to reflect on our career plans.

For the next ACM India Industry Webinar, we bring you another eminent technology leader from Indian industry with an extremely interesting talk on something which is relevant to all of us, no matter what stage we are in: planning our own professional career.

Register now for the next session of our ACM India Industry Webinar series, "How to Manage Your Professional Career", to be presented on Saturday 11 April 2020 at 11 am IST by Anand Deshpande, Founder and Chairman, Persistent Systems Ltd. All students, faculty and industry professionals are welcome to attend the webinar. Feel free to forward this communication to those who would be interested.

Note : You can also stream this webinar on your mobile device, including smartphone and tablet.

Abstract: Whether a student right now or a working professional already, each one of us wants to have a successful professional career but how are we planning to get there? With increasing lifespan, our professional career now spans over 50 years - nearly 40 years in employment and at least another 10 beyond. We also live in a world where the gig economy is the future and the life of companies is shrinking. Single job at a single company is unrealistic.

It is imperative that we take complete responsibility for our own careers. In this session I propose to share with the participants ideas on how to plan their professional careers.

Duration : 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)

Dr. Anand Deshpande is Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Persistent Systems since its inception and is responsible for the overall leadership, strategy and management of the Company. Anand holds a B. Tech. (Hons.) in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

Anand has been the driving force in growing Persistent Systems from its inception in 1990, to the publicly-traded global Company of today. He has been recognized by his alma mater, IIT Kharagpur, as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2012 and by the School of Informatics of Indiana University with the Career Achievement Award in 2007. He is the founding President of ACM India and is a part-time member of the UIDAI. He also champions the cause of small business and entrepreneurship through his family foundation, the DeAsra Foundation.

Dr. Hemant Pande, Executive Director, ACM India