Sep 15, 2022
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM (America/New_York)
Deewan Banquet, 560 Stelton Rd
Piscataway,United States View map →

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Following our immensely successful second in-person program in two months with Chairman Anand Deshpande of Persistent Systems (100 + attendees), I am pleased to invite you to our next exciting in-person event with three technology leaders sharing their insights:

Ramaswamy Nagappan, Chief Information Officer, Pershing LLC. and

Stacey Stewart Chief Information Officer, Life Sciences Industry

Krishna Bhagavathula, Chief Technology Officer, NBA Media Ventures LLC

Come and exchange perspectives with these three technology leaders who are successfully building an eco-system to leverage technology to transform their businesses. The program will be moderated by Charter Member Sri Geedipalli, Managing Director, Simanor, LLC. Large corporate customers are important for so many of our entrepreneur members. 

  • Learn how global CTO/CIOs are collaborating with the CEO to use technology to orchestrate business growth.
  • Navigating ongoing operational challenges including Covid, Tight Labor Markets, Recession fears, and War, and preparing for future disruptions.
  • What are their views on selecting strategic partners as well as all kinds of “shorings” – Offshoring, Reshoring, Nearshoring, Friendshoring, etc
  • Gain insights on where are the technology leaders continuing to invest and hire more resources. 

Come engage with the leaders to explore top technology trends shaping up for 2023 and beyond.


Raman Kapur, 

President, TiE New Jersey


6:00 - 7:00 PM - Hors d’oeuvres and inormal interaction with members
7:00 - 8:00 PM - Panel Discussion and Q/A
8:00 - 9:00 PM - Dinner and Networking

Deewan Banquet. 
560 Stelton Rd,
Piscataway, New Jersey  

Ram Nagappan Chief Information Officer, BNYMellon Pershing.

Ram Nagappan is the Chief Information Officer for BNYMellon Pershing. With more than 30 years of information technology experience, Ram oversees the firm’s technology and digital experience-centric wealth management solutions. As a member of Pershing’s Executive Committee and BNY Mellon’s Global Operations and Technology Executive Council, he is closely involved in setting the firm’s strategic direction and actively collaborates across the enterprise.Ram is a distinguished technologist and an accomplished innovator instrumental in building many industry-first solutions. Under Ram’s leadership, Pershing launched the award-winning, open architecture-based wealth management products (NetX360+®, NetXInvestor®, and NetXServices).

Prior to assuming his current role, Ram served as managing director and chief technology officer at DLJdirect and CSFB direct, pioneers in online internet brokerage. During the late ’90s, he led the efforts in establishing an offshore center, iNautix Technologies Chennai, India, which provides an array of technology development services. As a spokesperson on technology trends and issues, Ram has been featured in a number of technology and financial publications including InvestmentNews, ThinkAdvisor, and Bloomberg Radio. He is a regular keynote speaker and panelist at industry events and conferences. Ram was recognized with the Circle of Excellence Award by Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA) and ComputerWorld as a Premier 100 IT Leader and by the New Jersey Technology Council as “CIO of the Year.” Ram is also an official member of the Forbes Technology Council.

Ram actively contributes to social, community, and entrepreneurship programs. He is the founding member of the American Tamil Entrepreneurs Accosication (ATEA) and also a strategic advisor, investor, and mentor for various startups and venture funds. A graduate of Anna University Chennai (India), Ram earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication. He has also completed the Securities Industry Institute® (SII) program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and studied under Clay Christensen of Harvard Business School on Innovation and Disruptive strategies.
Stacey Stewart
Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President
Life Sciences Industry

Stacey Stewart is a Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer in the life sciences industry.  She is the executive owner for delivering technology services including infrastructure, applications, cybersecurity, and enabling the company’s digital workspace. Stacey brings 30 years of diverse strategic and operational experience in Data Engineering, Analytics, Business Process Re-Engineering, Supply Chain, and Sales & Marketing.

Stacey has worked in many functions in technology enabling business transformation, mergers and acquisitions, large-scale ERP deployment, and infrastructure modernization.   She has held transformational roles at Johnson & Johnson, Coopers & Lybrand, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and American Standard.

Stacey received a Bachelor of Science cum laude from the University of Delaware with a degree in Economics and Management Information Systems.
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, National Basket Ball Association (NBA)

Krishna Bhagavathula is responsible for setting the NBA’s technology strategy and ensuring alignment with the league’s objectives.  He leads teams that deliver best-in-class applications, systems/cloud infrastructure, courtside technology, and workplace experiences that support the NBA’s leagues, staff and teams. Since joining the NBA in 2017, Bhagavathula and his team have executed significant digital transformations.

These include several cutting-edge technology initiatives that have impacted management of high-speed arena and global networks, cloud-based enterprise infrastructure, fan-facing systems that deliver content, data engineering teams and self-service workflows through automation. Prior to joining the NBA, Bhagavathula served as Chief Technology Officer for NBC News Digital, where he oversaw technology teams focused on developing web, mobile and OTT platforms and products for, MSNBC and shows including TODAY, Nightly News and Meet The Press.

Before joining NBC News in 2013, he spent more than eight years at WebMD, most recently as Vice President of Engineering, where he led development teams responsible for WebMD’s Internet properties, mobile applications, content management and search/discovery platforms. Bhagavathula has also held management consulting positions with BearingPoint, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers after starting his career as a software engineer developing mobile network provisioning systems.  He has extensive experience driving strategic and transformational digital initiatives that have deep organizational impact, as well as delivering business and technology solutions across a wide range of companies ranging from startups to multi-billion-dollar corporations.
A frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences and events, Bhagavathula serves on the advisory boards of several CTO/CIO consortiums and executive committees.  He has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and lives in Princeton, N.J., with his wife and two daughters.
Managing Director Simanor,  LLC. 

Srinath ("Sri") Geedipalli has 20 years of professional experience in Operational, Business Development, and Finance roles in multiple industries. Sri is a Managing Director and Co-Founder at Simanor, an Advisory firm focused on mid-market companies in the US and India providing M&A, Strategic, and Capital Raising Advisory services. At Simanor, he leads the Company’s initiatives within the Technology, Healthcare, and Business Services industries.

Sri has successfully originated and advised on multiple M&A transactions involving the US and International companies in the IT, BPO, Healthcare, and Engineering industries. Sri has recently closed deals in the Software, Healthcare & Services industries also actively focused on SaaS and Emerging Technologies. 

Sri is a Board Member at the NYC chapter of the Alliance of M&A Advisors and TiE New Jersey. He was also presented with M&A Advisor’s Top 40 under 40 award.  Sri has an MBA with Honors from NYU Stern School of Business.  

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