iLink and Microsoft to conduct a network and learn event titled “”Azure: Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform and why you should care”

iLink and Microsoft to conduct a network and learn event titled “”Azure: Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform and why you should care”

Bellevue WA, Mar 1st 2011: iLink Systems, an ISO and CMMI certified global software solutions provider, Microsoft NSI Partner and winner of the 2009 Public Sector, Health partner of the year award, today announced an upcoming networking and learn event called “Azure: Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform and why you should care” scheduled for Thursday Mar 10th, 2011 in Mountain View, CA. This event is co-sponsored by Microsoft and will be held at the Microsoft Executive Conference Room in Mountain View, CA. 

Agenda for the event will be:

  •     10.00 to 10.50 AM – Microsoft Keynote
  •     10.50 to 11.00 AM – Break
  •     11.00 AM to 11.50 AM – iLink presentation and Demos
  •     11.50 to 12.00 Noon – Q&A, Feedback
  •     12.00 Noon – Pick up box lunch and network

On asking why one should attend this event, Piyush said “The advent of cloud computing is forcing companies to re-evaluate their IT strategy. This event will help you get an overview of cloud computing, understand key concepts behind Azure – Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform, and get guidance on how to take the next steps and other considerations when moving your applications to the cloud. The event will also cover “3 screens and the cloud” paradigm. In this, we will talk about the new Metro UI design for Windows Phone 7 and how to develop Silverlight applications on the Windows Phone.”

What: Lunch and Learn program – Azure : Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform and why you should care

When: Thu Mar 10, 2011 from 10.00 AM – 12.00 PM PST

Where: MSFT Executive Conference Room , Building 1, 1065 La Avenida, Mountain View, CA, 94043

Who: CIO, CTO, IT Director/Manager, VP of Engineering, Business Decision Makers

About iLink:

Founded in 2002, iLink Systems, Inc. is an ISO and CMMI certified global software solutions provider, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and winner of the 2009 Public Sector, Health partner of the year award. iLink integrates software systems and develops custom applications, components, and frameworks on the Microsoft platform for IT departments, application services provides and independent software vendors. iLink solutions are used in a broad range of industries and functions, including healthcare, telecom, government, education, and life sciences. iLink’s expertise also includes mobile and embedded systems, business intelligence, portals and collaboration, and user experience design. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, iLink has offices in Fairfax, VA; Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; Palo Alto, CA, London, UK and Chennai, India. To learn more, please visit

Please contact:

Anandh Kumar K
PR Contact,
iLink Systems, Inc
Ph: 425-869-8104

  • SriramGanapathySriram Ganapathy
    Strategist – Cloud Solutions at Microsoft


    Sriram Ganapathy is a Technical Specialist with Microsoft. He has been with Microsoft for 17+ years and has held a variety of roles including solution sales, technical and partner sales, services, support and consulting. During his tenure at Microsoft, his focus has been on the Microsoft Data platform technologies. Sriram is based in Dallas and is focused on providing technology and solution guidance to customers in the US central region in SQL Server, Azure, Big Data, Advanced Analytics and related technologies. 

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    Abhi Vantaram
    Director, iLink Systems

    Abhi has over ten years of experience working on an array of strategic planning, technology assessment, internet infrastructure, software architecture, development and implementation projects. He has over 6 years of experience in working on Environmental applications including Compliance, EMS, Sustainability, Haz Waste, Haz Mat, Conservation, NEPA, etc. He has worked with several fortune 500 clients, startups and product companies, as well as Federal, State & Local, Global Government. He has managed large teams, developed and delivered multiple enterprise solutions. He is well versed and has experience working with both Java/Oracle and Microsoft based technologies.

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    Manigandan Gopalakrishnan
    Director NE Region, iLink Systems


    Mani has over 20 years of IT experience that spans Solution and Services Sales experience across various verticals such as Financial Services, Communications, Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, CPG etc. He has worked with iLink for over 6 years, is based out of NJ and currently heads the NE Region Practice for iLink managing Sales and Business Development for NE, Mid Atlantic and some states in North Central, Mid-West and Heartland Districts.

  • ambujbigAmbuj Parihar
    Director – Central region, iLink Systems


    Mr. Parihar, with over 15 years of experience, has overall responsibility for the strategy and business development, including sales and marketing, of the Central region. Mr. Parihar holds a Master degree in Wireless Communication from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.


  • leadership-page-piyushprakash Piyush Prakash
    VP – Business Operations & Innovation, iLink Systems

    Piyush is a performance driven technology leader with 16 years of experience in IT, and has overall delivery responsibility for all projects at iLink. He is intrigued by the ways in which technology binds us all, and touches our life (and business) on a daily basis. He enjoys discovering and simplifying the true value, often veiled behind the seemingly complex technology landscape of today. He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies, startups and ISVs to delivery large scale enterprise solutions as well as innovation driven R&D engagements. Personally responsible for iLink’s TCG (Technology Consulting Group) team, he relishes the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies, including delivery of various frameworks and accelerators.

    Prior to iLink, he has served in key positions in Infosys Technologies and TATA Interactive Systems. He holds a Bachelors of Technology degree from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, and Masters in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

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