Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Srinagar Nov 02 (Only Kashmir): A top level team of senior executives from Google, USA visited the Business School, University of Kashmir and interacted with students and the faculty.

The team included, Ms. Mary Himinkool: Head of Global Entrepreneurship Outreach, Ms. Sonia Wadhawan: Senior manager, New Business Development, Mr. Divon Lan: Product Manager, Ms. Olivia Ma: Global Entrepreneurship Manager, Mr. Debu Pukayastha: Principal, New Business Development from Google, USA. The team was also accompanied by Mr. Andy Dwonch and Mr. Usman Ahmad from Mercy Corps.The team was received by the Director, the Business School and senior faculty members. The Director, Business School, Prof. Shabir A. Bhat in his welcome address termed the visit of senior executives from Google, USA a historic moment for the Business School as it provided an opportunity to the students and the faculty to interact with some of the best brains in the world, who are playing a significant role in shaping the future of global information communication technology.
The welcome address by the Director was followed by the interaction of the executives from Google team with the students and the faculty. Mr. Divon Lan: Product Manager, Google, USA, introduced his team and spoke extensively about Google and the world of information and communication technology Mr. Divon said that the information communication technology has greatly eliminated the physical and geographical barriers and made it possible for us to think of a world without any barriers. He further added that the future of the world is greatly dependent on web connectivity. Other members of the team shared their view with the audience about the future cutting edge technologies being developed by the Google. They also extensively talked about the operating systems developed by Google, such as android and other applications like Google Chrome and Google Plus. The members also shared their experiences about the work culture in Google, they said that the competence and capability is the only criteria at Google and persons from any background ethnic, cultural or national are welcome to work at Google. The team members also gave their perspective on processes initiated by Google to keep the client information secure and safe and to keep hackers at bay. The members also encouraged the students to think innovatively and creatively in order to be the business leaders of tomorrow. They stressed on the need to identify gaps in business and to develop successful and sustainable business models. The team members also threw light on how businesses could be promoted on social networking sites. The session was also followed up by question answers from the audience. Students enthusiastically participated in this session and asked some insightful and thought provoking questions.
The team members answered these questions with great expertise knowledge and patience. In their interaction with the students, the team members from Google greatly appreciated the talent and capability of the students.
In his concluding remarks Prof. Shabir stressed the need to strengthen the linkages between the academic institutions and world renowned corporate houses to groom the competent, capable and professional managers of tomorrow. He further added that interaction with distinguished team from Google, USA will ignite the spark among the capable and competent youth of our valley to dream bigger and to strive to achieve these dreams. Prof. Shabir also emphasized that in today’s world of communication and technology, Google has emerged as an organization that is shaping tomorrow’s world and is playing a pivotal role of empowering the people by providing information at the click of a button. Prof. Shabir also thanked Mr. Usman Ahmad, Head Mercy Corps, India for his support and his role in promoting entrepreneurship among the youth of the state and also appreciated the role of Mr. M. Ayub Shah, Placement Officer in coordinating these interaction programs.
Bilal Bashir Bhat, Editor-in-Chief Only Kashmir was also present on the occasion.


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