Systems Night - Join Us!

SDM Systems Night
Thursday, October 25
6:00 - 9:00 PM 
Samberg Conference Center, 6th Floor
50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139 
Join us for an evening for current students, alumni, and faculty to engage with business and technology leaders focused on systems thinking, design and management. A panel of key speakers from a range of industries will give "lightning talks" on how they employ systems thinking and management principles along with plenty of time for discussions, networking, and socializing.
Speakers will include:
Aravind Asokan, SDM '14, Senior UX Designer, Terrafugia
Stephen Boyer, SDM '07, Founder and CTO, BitSight Technologies
Kate Cantu, SDM '15a, Materiel Leader, PNVC Integration, U.S. Air Force
Karl Critz, SDM '10, CTO, REsurety
Vikas Enti, SDM '15a, Head of International programs, Amazon Robotics

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Speaker Biographies

Aravind Asokan, SDM '14
Senior UX Designer, Terrafugia
Aravind is a Senior User Experience and Human Machine Interface engineer at Terrafugia, an MIT-born startup on the cusp of delivering the world's first practical flying car. Aravind defines and creates the pilot and driver experiences for the Transition flying car, along with supporting flight test operations, and defining system behavior. A lifelong aviation enthusiast, Aravind came into the MIT SDM program with deep experience in the design of aircraft flight decks, air traffic control systems, and in-flight entertainment systems, and focused his SDM thesis on Single Pilot Operations for commercial air transport. Prior to his M.S. from MIT, Aravind completed his undergraduate education from the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India, specializing in Product Design. 

Vikas Enti, SDM '15a
Head of International Programs, Amazon Robotics

Vikas leads the International Programs team at Amazon Robotics where he is accountable for the success of complex robotics programs in Europe and Japan. Vikas started his career in robotics R&D at the A*STAR Data Storage Institute in Singapore where his team was at the forefront of leveraging cloud technologies for enabling social robots. He then moved to Boston to join Kiva Systems which was later acquired by Amazon to become Amazon Robotics. He was most recently based in London and Luxembourg where he built new technical and program teams to support Amazon Robotics' growth in the region. Vikas received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University where he specialized in mobile robots for landmine detection.
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