Great Lakes hosted the 10th International Entrepreneurship Conference (IEC) on March 1, 2018 at the campus. Organized by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) committee, the conference saw Mr. N.T. Arun Kumar, Special Representative – IT & Innovation and Director General (designate) of International Institute of Digital Technologies, Government of Andhra Pradesh as the Chief Guest. Guest of honor Mr. Matt Murphy, CTO, Think span, Chicago, USA joined the conference on a video call. Other guest speakers included Mr. Sanjeev Narsipur, Managing Director – Technology Consulting, SI Practitioners & Blockchain, Accenture and Mr. Sudin Baraokar, Head of Innovation, State Bank of India. Dr. Bala set the tone for the conference on the theme ‘Blockchain beyond Bitcoins – an exploration to Profundity and welcomed the gathering in the presence of Mr. Mohan Lakhamraju, Shri Sankaran and Prof. Veeravalli.
The conference witnessed the honoring of family members of (Late) Shri. Narasinga Rao, an alumnus of Great Lakes and Co-founder of SSI Ltd. Going forward, the conference will host the inaugural ceremony as Dr D.V Narasinga Rao Memorial in the years to come.