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Archive for April, 2009.

Optimization and Organizational Readiness for Change

Before implementing an optimization project, it is very important to ensure that the organization in which the change is implemented is receptive to the change. In the third article of PuneTech’s series on optimization, Dr. Narayan Venkatasubramanyan takes us through the steps needed to ensure that an organization, like the receiver of an organ donation, is ready to accept the change.

India/China better markets today for tech startups – Ajit Shelat, SVP, Nevis Networks

The news of Nevis Networks’ death are a gross exaggeration. After a workforce reduction, and a change in strategy to focus on the India/China markets, Nevis is doing fine, and had their best quarter in 1Q2009.

“My Story” with S.B. Mujumdar, Founder of Symbiosis – 29th April

What: TiE Pune and MCCIA Pune invite you to a session with S.B. Mujumdar, founder of Symbiosis When: Wednesday, 29th April, 6pm Where: ICC Towers, 5th Floor, Wing A, Senapati Bapat Road, Map Registration and Fees: This event is free for all to attend. Register by sending an email to namita[dot]shibad[at]gmail[dot]com About the speaker – […]

You can still go for Joomla! Day (free) – India’s biggest Joomla conference – 25 April

Joomla! Day India, will be big. Toby Patterson, a member of the Joomla! Core team development workgroup member (Update: Sorry about misidentifying Toby – Live tweets from the event indicate that his keynote was great), will be giving the keynote speech. Members of the Joomla! bug squad will be there. And they are coming in […]

IEEE Seminar: Dr. Harrick Vin, Vice President and Chief Scientist, TRDDC – 25 April

What: Seminar on two topics – “Trends, Opportunities and Challenges in IT Systems Management” and “Academia and Industry Collaboration” by Dr. Harrick Vin, Vice President (R&D) and Chief Scientist, Systems Research Lab, Tata Research Development and Design Center (TRDDC), TCS, Pune – organized by IEEE Pune. When: Saturday, 25 April, 5pm Where: Institute of Engineers, […]

MCCIA workshop: Intellectual property Right awarness, acquisition and commercialization – 24 April

What: Workshop on ‘Intellectual property Right awarness, acquisition and commercialization’ arranged by MCCIA on the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day When: 3pm, Friday, 24 April Where: Hall no. 6, 5th Floor, Wing A, MCCIA Trade Tower, S.B. Road Registration and Fees: This event is free for all to attend. No registration required. Details: On […]

Architecture of a decision-support system

Application of optimization in real life situations is often defeated by “real-life” issues that have nothing to do with the optimization algorithm, and more to do with how well (or how badly) the model being optimized fits reality. This is the second in the series of articles on optimization by “real life optimization guru” Dr. Narayan Venkatasubramanian. In the first article, he presented a case study and this article analyzes how a layered architecture to tackling this problem would have surfaced the problems much earlier and many of the surprises that caused them to swing wildly between jubilation and depression would have been avoided.

Java Persistence 2.0: With JBoss/Hibernate Guru Emmanuel Bernard, 22 April

Image via Wikipedia What: An overview of the features of Java Persistence 2.0 with JBoss/Hibernate Guru Emmanuel Bernard When: Wednesday, 22st April, 4:30pm Where: Red Hat Pune 6th Floor, East Wing Marisoft-III, Marigold Premises, Kalyani Nagar, Pune Registration and Fees: This event is free for all to attend. No registration required Details: This will be […]

Hibernate Search – Adding search to your Java apps: A deep dive, 21st April

Image via Wikipedia What: A deep dive into Hibernate Search with JBoss/Hibernate Guru Emmanuel Bernard When: Tuesday, 21st April, 4:30pm Where: Red Hat Pune 6th Floor, East Wing Marisoft-III, Marigold Premises, Kalyani Nagar, Pune Registration and Fees: This event is free for all to attend. No registration required Details: As we had reported last week, […]

Branding and Marketing for your startup: PoCC meet, 18 April

“Branding your IP: A mantra to global success” and “Hi-Technology Marketing” – a Pune OpenCoffee Club meeting for Pune Startups to understand branding and marketing