At Chicago Summit Founder Gladson Varghese Spells Out AAEIO’s Roadmap. Dr Pramod Vohra, Congressman Bill Foster Discuss Work Avenues

September 30, 2022 02:32 AM
AAEIO President Gladson Varghese is Getting the Award from Senator Ann Gillespie

At Chicago Summit Founder Gladson Varghese Spells Out AAEIO’s Roadmap. Dr Pramod Vohra, Congressman Bill Foster Discuss Work Avenues

CHICAGO - The American Association of Engineers of Indian Origin (AAEIO) held its U.S-India summit and Annual Gala on September 17th 2022 at Marriott, Oakbrook, IL. U.S Congressman Bill Foster inaugurated the Summit, President Gladson Varghese welcomed the chief guest and attendees, Chairman of the Summit and Gala Dr. Deepak Kant Vyas and Co-Chairman Dr. Promod Vohra gave the details of the Summit and purpose to the attendees. 

In their remarks they stated,  AAEIO  is proud to organize this summit and Annual Gala to benefit the Indian Engineering community.  The summit is to bring political, economic, and innovation leaders from India and US together to address the power of engineering profession to be a catalyst in promoting Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Economic Development.  This Summit have high level representatives from Company Executives, Government, and the Private sector.  The Summit have panel discussions, a presentation of best practices in Technology and networking opportunities.   This is first of the many events planned for the next year to bring the engineers of Indian origin together and work towards creating a group to influence students, future startups, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and community leaders.

This Summit is an attempt to bring all US engineers of Indian Descent under one organization to create synergy in Innovation and Future development of the country.  Also, AAEIO will take upon itself to mentor the future engineering entrepreneurs on a global basis to serve as catalysts for change and growth.  The leadership talent in the US will mentor the future generation of engineers though mentoring, networking, advising, guiding, and partnering. U.S Congressman Dr. Bill Foster who was a former scientist mentioned that there are different areas AAEIO, Federal government and various industries can work together to develop better Technology and innovation. Immersive Touch Technology Company presented various ideas for innovation and latest technology in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Northwestern University Kellogg school of Management Associate Dean Dr. Mohanbir Sawhney talked about current trend, Challenges start-up companies are facing and how to overcome the issues.

AAEIO Members with Congressman Bill Foster

There was a Panel discussion on How Illinois Government can benefit Indians living in Illinois and what are the Areas Illinois Senate and AAEIO can work together to Benefit Indian Engineers, start-ups, businesses and Engineering students. Senate President Hon. Don Harmon, Senate Deputy Majority Leader Hon. Laura Murphy, Senator Hon. Ann Gillespie, State Rep. Hon. Mark Walker, Oakbrook Trustee Dr. Suresh Reddy, AAEIO Secretary Nag Jaiswal and AAEIO President Gladson Varghese participated on the discussion and  Dr. Promod Vohra, Dr. Deepak Kant Vyas, and  Brij Sharma were the moderators.

Annual Gala was inaugurated by Senator Hon. Ann Gillespie by lighting the Lamp along with Board members of AAEIO. President of AAEIO Gladson Varghese welcomed all the VVIPs and the audience, explained the Major accomplishment of 2021-2022 and the Vision for next few years of AAEIO. Also a video was played explaining the accomplishment of AAEIO for the year 2021-2022. Awards were presented to people for their extraordinary work and to the Sponsors. Avient Corporation from Ohio becomes the Corporate Partners of AAEIO,  Kalpesh Patel and  Vishwanathan Lakshmanan received the Plaque from Senator Ann Gillespie for Corporate Partnership.  Patel and  Lakshmanan mentioned Avient is a $4 Billion corporation, they will work with AAEIO to fill various Job opportunities they are having and their Engineers will become members of AAEIO and looking forward for a strong partnership. They urged other Corporations also need to come forward and become a Partner of AAEIO.

India’s Union Minister for state for Electronics, IT & Entrepreneurship Dr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar joined the meeting via Zoom and did the Keynote Address and participated in the Q&A session. He addressed the audience and AAEIO Board explained what improvements are happening India in the field of Innovations, Technology and Economy. Innovations in India are going to be a force that is going to impact the whole world. India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Its economy is expected to grow at very faster rate this year. Innovations in India have been a huge force for economic growth and social development. AAEIO need to take a lead role and work with Indian Engineering organization in India to improve innovation and Technology in India.  India is not just one of the world’s largest economies; it is one of the youngest too. While this unique demographic holds the promise of making India a thrumming engine of the world economy. Minister Dr. Chandrasekhar also answered questions from the Audience. Ms. Prachi Jaitly and Nitin Mahesh were the Emcees, entertainments were performed by Ms. Nipa Shah and  Parth Patel. AAEIO also honored its Life members, Annual Gala and Summit ended with Dinner and Entertainment.




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