Date/Time : 09/27/2014 / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location : India House

Categories : Develop Pillar,  

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Engineers and technologists are renowned for their hard skills (math, computation, and problem solving).  However, what it often takes to be successful at work is the use of soft skills.  These include presentation skills, facilitation skills, networking, and understanding of business concepts.


As part of the IITAGH focus on the Connect, Develop and Give Back pillars, we will be conducting a Skill Building Workshop on “The Principles of Principled Networking.”

The session will be led by Pradeep Anand, President of Seeta Resources, LLC.  He will walk through his experiences, lay the foundation of the principles of networking, and focus on how to build a trusted network.

 – Date:  Saturday, September 27, 2014

 – Time:  3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 – Location:  India House, 8888 West Belfort Ave, Houston, TX 77031

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.  There is a nominal cost of $10 per person for this event.

About the Presenter: 


Pradeep Anand is President of Seeta Resources. CEOs and Senior Executives retain him as an advisor to help accelerate revenue and margin growth of their firms. Startups value his global professional network.


Before founding Seeta Resources and starting his consulting career in 1994, Pradeep helped commercialize two of the most significant new technologies in the oilfield–Logging-while-Drilling at Sperry-Sun and 3D Seismic Interpretation at Landmark Graphics. Today these technologies, produce more than $3 Billion in revenues.


Since 1994, Pradeep has worked with more than 60 clients, not only in the oilfield but also in technology and manufacturing and engineering industries; from low-tech to high-tech; in North America and Europe.


He is an Adjunct Faculty member at the Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University. He teaches MBA students Marketing Management in the Energy Industry.


He is a Mentor for startups at Surge Accelerator (Houston), Red Labs (University of Houston) and OwlSpark (Rice University), where he is sought for Go-to-Market Strategies, Pricing effectiveness and his professional network (for customers/investors).


He received his MBA from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, and his BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India. In 2001, he received IIT Bombay’s Distinguished Service Award.


Pradeep speaks at business conferences and at firms, and has published extensively in leading industry magazines and journals, and newspapers. He serves on the Advisory Board of University of Houston’s College of Technology, and India Studies program.