Microsoft and iLink to present a half-day Windows 8 event at Houston TX

Microsoft and iLink to present a half-day Windows 8 event at Houston TX

Redmond WA, June 5, 2013: iLink Systems, an ISO and CMMI certified global software solutions provider, Microsoft Gold Level Partner and winner of the several Microsoft “Partner of the Year” Awards, today announced an upcoming lunch event entitled Windows 8 Apps on Tablets and Phones – Increasing Business Productivity by “mobilizing” the millennial worker Scheduled for Thu, June13, 2013.

The event is co-sponsored by Microsoft and will be held at Microsoft Office, One Briar Lake Plaza 2000 W. Sam Houston Parkway S, #350 Houston, TX. Guest speakers from Halliburton and Qualcomm will talk about their experiences around Windows 8.

One can register at

The agenda for the event:

  • 09.00 AM : Welcome and Registration
  • 09:20 AM : Halliburton’s success with iLink Systems and Microsoft – Shaji John, Halliburton
  • 09:30 AM : Microsoft Customer Successes – Windows 8 Apps are making customers more productive – David Billedo, Microsoft
  • 10:30 AM : Coffee break
  • 10:45 AM : iLink Client Successes and Frameworks – Windows 8 Frameworks helping clients address business productivity challenges – Madhav Ranganathan & Piyush Prakash, iLink
  • 11:45 AM : Lunch and deeper discussion on your needs

Presenting at the event will be David Billedo, Partner Technology Advisor, Microsoft; Shaji John, Product Architect, Halliburton; Madhav Ranganathan, Practice Director, iLink Systems, Inc and Patrick Wolf, Windows RT on Snapdragon Evangelist, Qualcomm. On asking why one should attend this event, Madhav said ” By attending this event one will learn how Microsoft’s customers have increased productivity multi-fold by adopting Windows 8 Apps on mobile devices to perform their day-to-day work activities; in conjunction with traditional desktops and laptops. Will also learn how iLink’s clients have used iLink’s 50+ Frameworks to solve their current business challenges; see real-life demos of iLink Windows 8 based frameworks targeting various industry domains, including Oil & Gas, Legal, Manufacturing and others; and how you can reduce time for adoption and time to market by using iLink’s Frameworks.

What: Windows 8 Apps on Tablets and Phones – Increasing Business Productivity by “mobilizing” the millennial worker.

When: Thu Jun 13th, 2013 from 9.00 AM – 12.00 PM CST.

Where: Microsoft Office, One Briar Lake Plaza 2000 W. Sam Houston Parkway S, #350 Houston, TX.

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

Hosts: David Billedo, Partner Technology Advisor @ Microsoft; Shaji John, Product Architect @ Halliburton; Patrick Wolf, Windows RT on Snapdragon Evangelist @ Qualcomm and Madhav Ranganathan, Practice Director @ iLink Systems.

How: RSVP to or register at

About iLink:

Founded in 2002, iLink Systems, Inc. is an ISO and CMMI certified global software solutions provider, Microsoft Gold Level Partner and winner of the 2012 Microsoft Public Sector PSNS Partner of the year and 2011 Mobility 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 providers 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 Redmond, Washington, iLink has offices in Fairfax, VA; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; London, UK and Chennai, India, Trichy – India. To learn more, please visit

Please contact:

Karthikeyan S
PR Contact, iLink Systems, Inc
Ph: 425-869-8104


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    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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