I thank every member of IEEE who supported me in filing the nomination for the position of Vice Chairman (Industry) 2018 of the Madras Section. I’m also happy that my petition has been accepted by the Executive Committee and has been subject to an election from among the members of IEEE Madras Section.
It is my passion for the development of rural and underprivileged in the society that has driven me towards contributing the wealth of my professional and personal experiences to the society.
I have been volunteering a lot of my time towards empowering youth in information and technology. My activities with the help of other like-minded volunteers include seminars, workshops, pep talks, and motivational sessions among students from different schools and colleges. I have also trained graduates and young professionals in technology. Mentor-ship and coaching activities are also part of my volunteering efforts.
IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organisation. IEEE Madras Section is an entity of IEEE which caters to the needs of the state of Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Pondichery in India. Madras section is of significance that it has won the Large Section Award on October 28th, 2018 among IEEE Region 10 which covers large part of the world, namely Asia and Pacific countries and at the same time, part of Africa also. IEEE is a strong organization with a powerful brand and enviable mission – Advancing Technology for Humanity.
IEEE now has a permanent committee for facilitating industry engagement with activities across IEEE, to identify and act on opportunities, gaps and overlaps across IEEE, launch initiatives and recommend to the IEEE Board needed development of products and services that meet the needs of industry, government and industry professionals.
As an Entrepreneur, an avid blogger, and a sought after motivational speaker, having over a decade of experience in starting up and managing IT Enabled Services companies, together with my passion towards entrepreneurship, leadership and empowerment of students and young professionals, and my professional network of executives and decision makers from various industries, I firmly believe that I have the right spirit to contribute to the society by working closely with IEEE and the industries.
As an AWS certified Associate, I am responsible for solving AWS cloud architect, developer & sysops problems for clients in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and everywhere in between.
With a vision to empower the youth from the rural community using information and technology, I have founded REAL (Rural Entrepreneurship and Applied Leadership) IT with a mission to provide employment and promote entrepreneurship by empowering youth in rural parts of Tamil Nadu.
As the Managing Director, I’m also the chief visionary of this team of a bunch of people passionate about solving business problems. We design, build and maintain innovative solutions unique to each business.
CEO, Blitz Web Solutions, Chennai (2004-2008)
The first business unit I founded and delivered web based software solutions to clients in India, US, UK and Singapore.
Project Manager, Bosco Infotech Pvt. Ltd, Chennai (2004-2005)
Programmer, Darwin Technologies (2003-2004)
My journey with IEEE started in 2015 as a Professional Member. At the first event as a member of IEEE, I was able to on-board the major sponsor (The Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and also lead Events Operations for the IEEE WIE ILS 2015 in Chennai.
The second year with IEEE was even more encouraging as I was elevated as a Senior Member. I was invited to various sessions among schools and college students. I was also the Chair of Publicity & Industry Connect in IEEE SS12, 2016 at Coimbatore.
In my third year, I was the Chair of Project Contest and also as a keynote speaker for the IEEE SS12 2017, Hyderabad. 2017 was also special because I was able to inspire many young women from Sri Lanka as the speaker (empowerment track) at the IEEE WIE ILS in Sri Lanka.
Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.Ryunosuke Satoro - Japanese writer
As the Vice Chairman (Industry) of Madras Section for the year 2018, my goal is to enhance industry engagement, assured by your votes, and with the support of volunteers and staff of IEEE Madras Section.
As the Vice Chair (Industry) of the Madras Section, I shall support the Chair in carrying out his/her duties including but not limited to:
Maximize satisfaction of section member needs
Assist in developing and presenting plans for section members’ needs relating to industry connectivity and execute them
Identify potential volunteers contributing to IEEE by working closely with Industries including but not limited to contributions through SIGHT, SSIT, Students Activities, Web, Education, Young Professionals, Women in Engineering and Entrepreneurship and present their contributions to the Execom for review
Minimize membership attrition by enhancing recognition of IEEE and its members among industries
We don’t have to strive to gain or win something by defeating others. We become superior just by giving our best in what we can do, every day.#Entrepreneurship #Leadership #Empowerment pic.twitter.com/mXlGuziW6E
— Abilash Praveen (@abilash_praveen) December 8, 2017
You can’t fly high without trusting someone below.#Entrepreneurship #Leadership #Empowerment pic.twitter.com/lcJb3hZeiJ — Abilash Praveen (@abilash_praveen) December 13, 2017
To make a difference, we must first be willing to leave the comfort zone.#Entrepreneurship #Leadership #Empowerment pic.twitter.com/afMqfj91BB
— Abilash Praveen (@abilash_praveen) December 7, 2017