Data is becoming an increasingly important differentiator in every industry. The “competitive advantage” derived by processing internal and external data becomes so much more powerful, when it’s presented with the modern UX on multiple devices with real-time actionable insights. Attend this event jointly hosted by iLink Systems and Microsoft to not only understand the science behind Big Data capabilities of Azure, but also to experience the art of marrying big data with modern UI and world class DevOps practices.

We will discuss (and debate)

The opportunities created by Big Data, Cloud, IoT and Modern UI to propel your business forward

A comprehensive introduction to Microsoft Azure “Cloud” Services, including:

Azure IoT Suite
Event HUB
Stream Analytics
Web App, Mobile, API and Storage Services

Compare and contrast various “data” consumption opportunities and patterns, such as:

Dashboards and Real-time analysis using PowerBI
Predictive Analytics using Azure ML (Machine Learning) service
Custom Modern UI using AngularJS and MEAN Stack
Hybrid Mobile Access using PhoneGap
Native mobile Access using Xamarin

Learn DevOps best practices to ensure that your Cloud, Big Data & IoT projects are optimally managed and monitored

Deep Dive into iLink’s Accelerators and Frameworks, such as:

Angular & MEAN Accelerator
DevOps Accelerator
Trouble Ticketing “Predictive Analytics” Framework
Azure IoT Framework


Event Agenda

  • 08:50 AM – 09:00 AM

    Welcome and Registration

  • 09:00 AM – 09:10 AM

    Presentation Start and Agenda Briefing

  • 09:15 AM – 09:45 AM

    Microsoft presentation on Azure Vision and Roadmap

  • 09:50 AM – 10:00 AM

    Coffee, Tea Break

  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Presentations and Demos

  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    Lunch, Q&A & Raffles

Date : 07th Oct 2016
Time : 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM CDT

Microsoft Office, 750 Town & Country Blvd,
10th Floor, Houston, TX 77024.
Parking is Free

Sriram Ganapathy

Strategist - Cloud Solutions at Microsoft

Piyush Prakash

VP – Business Operations & Innovation, iLink Systems

Ambuj Parihar

Practice Director - Central region, iLink Systems


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–Director, Leading online people search directory.

“iLink understands agile software development. They put together an excellent team for our project and quickly delivered a fully functional product. I am happy to recommend iLink for their product development expertise.”

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VP, Leading photonic communications Company.

“iLink has done a fantastic thorough work and met very tight timelines. I will use their services again and I am one happy client.”

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Director, Largest national nonprofit organization

“iLink goes above and beyond, working around the clock, to make sure our site is up and running properly. They concern themselves with our overall functionality and have even alerted us when other systems/vendors have failed. They set the standard.”

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CXO , Unique online education platform provider company.

“iLink is a passionate company and it cares.”

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Director, A foremost IT staffing Company.

“iLink was very responsive, had exceptional skills, and was willing to go the "extra mile" to produce great results.”

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Director, Fortune 50 Telecom Company

“This is customer service. I appreciate it!!!”

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 several Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. 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 Health & Life Sciences, Telecom, Government, Education, and Oil & Gas. 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; Atlanta, GA; Chennai, Pune, Trichy – India and Dubai.

  • 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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