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Event Overview

The Indo-American Community Services (IACS) is hosting a Professional Development Conference at the Atlanta Marriott, Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA on Saturday August 18, 2018.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. You are still welcome to join by checking in at the front desk at the venue

Theme

Personal Branding and Leadership

Highlights

  • Why is personal branding important?
  • Build and re-invent your personal brand - create a brand called 'YOU'.
  • Discover your values and beliefs and align your personal brand with the organization goals.
  • Create a personal brand to advance your career and professional growth.
  • Explore your leadership attributes through a unique personal brand.
  • Strengthen your networking relationships with customers and colleagues.

Keynote Speakers

  • Jana Kanyadan, SVP & Chief Information Officer of Mohawk Industries Inc.
  • Sue Kolloru Barger, Partner & Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group
  • Kenneth Escoe, VP & GM at ITW Hi-Cone

Moderator

  • Vishal Patell, VP Marketing & Customer Solutions, CHEP North America

Agenda

  • 3.30 pm – Registration & Check-in
  • 4:00 pm – Reception/Networking
  • 5 pm – Keynote speeches & panel discussions
  • 8pm – Dinner & Networking

All are invited to attend.

Event Date & Time

Aug 18, 2018

08/18/2018 12:00 AM 08/18/2018 12:00 AM UTC IACS Professional Development Conference - Personal Branding and Leadership IACS Professional Development Conference - Personal Branding and Leadership Atlanta Marriott 5750 Windward Parkway IACS

Event Speakers

  • Jana Kanyadan

    SVP & Chief Information Officer

    Mohawk Industries Inc.

    Jana Kanyadan

    SVP & Chief Information Officer

    Jana Kanyadan is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Senior Vice President of IT at Mohawk Industries, Inc. In this capacity, Jana is responsible for leveraging technology to achieve Mohawk’s strategic objectives and drive innovation across the global enterprise.

    After earning graduate degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University, Jana spent the past two-decades growing his leadership skills in technology roles up to the CIO level. His career has been focused in the manufacturing sector, including time with leading global companies such as Cummins, Ingersoll-Rand, Eaton and Ecolab. Jana’s previous roles have included significant manufacturing, engineering and finance assignments; and, to further enhance his business acumen, he earned an MBA from Duke University. 

    Mohawk Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of Always in Style floor covering products for residential and commercial markets globally. 

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    Mohawk Industries Inc.

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  • Sue Kolluru Barger

    Partner & Managing Director

    Boston Consulting Group

    Sue Kolluru Barger

    Partner & Managing Director

    Sue Kolloru Barger is a member of The Boston Consulting Group’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications; Global Advantage; Operations; People & Organization; and Strategy practices.

    Since joining BCG in 2005, Sue has developed deep expertise throughout the technology, media, and telecom industries. She has helped cable operators, wireless carriers, and device manufacturers on issues of operational efficiency, large-scale cost reduction, postmerger integration and divestiture, and organization design and effectiveness.

    Sue has worked with clients in the US, Indian, and Southeast Asian markets on growth, customer, and sourcing strategies, and on customer segmentation.

    Sue also leads BCG’s Women’s Initiative in the Atlanta and Miami offices. Before joining BCG, she was an account manager and consultant in Lucent Technologies’ global-consulting division for North American and Asian carriers. Sue previously worked as a hardware engineer in the semiconductor division of Nortel Networks.

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    Boston Consulting Group

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  • Kenneth Escoe

    Vice President & General Manager

    ITW Hi-Cone

    Kenneth Escoe

    Vice President & General Manager

    Kenneth Escoe currently serves as Vice President & General Manager at ITW Hi-Cone, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). In this capacity Mr. Escoe has full P&L responsibility for the division and oversees strategic and day to day operations of the division globally. Prior to his appointment at ITW HiCone in 2016, Mr. Escoe was Vice President & General Manager of the Welding Accessories & Cutting Division of ITW. He was appointed to this position in 2014 after joining ITW. Prior to joining ITW, Mr. Escoe was Co-founder and Managing Partner at Energy Growth Partners in Washington, D.C from 2011 to 2014. In this capacity, he led private equity deal sourcing and investing on behalf of the firm’s limited partners. Prior to his tenure in private equity, Mr. Escoe has held multiple commercial and operational leadership positions at the Danaher Corporation (2004 – 2011) and at The Timken Company (1993 – 2004). Mr. Escoe holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Escoe is married with three children and enjoys global travel, and engaging in community involvement initiative to encourage underprivileged populations to leverage education, entrepreneurship, and capitalism to foster economic development.

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    ITW Hi-Cone

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  • Vishal Patel

    Vice President, Marketing & Customer Solutions

    CHEP North America

    Vishal Patel

    Vice President, Marketing & Customer Solutions

    Vishal joined CHEP in 2004 and was named Vice President for Marketing and Customer Solutions in February 2018. During his first few years at CHEP, Vishal held various roles in Supply Chain, Strategy and General Management. In 2007, he helped launch the CHEP business in India and served as Director, Supply Chain until June 2011. After returning to the U.S., Vishal led the strategy function for CHEP Americas until August 2013, when he was named Vice President for Retail Supply Chain Solutions for CHEP USA. In that role, Vishal managed relationships with the company’s top 100 retail customers.

    Vishal has previous supply chain experience in the apparel and pharmaceutical industries. He holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Southern California and an MBA in International Business from the University of South Carolina.

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