Keynote Event

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM EDT (Networking begins at 5:30)
  • Location: Loeb Playhouse (Stewart Center), 128 Memorial Mall Dr., West Lafayette, IN
  • Keynote Speaker: Rupal Thanawala, CEO/Managing Director, Trident Systems & President, Asian American Alliance, Inc.
  • Featuring: Purdue TAAL, Purdue Philharmonic Orchestra, and the AAARCC Lion Dance Team
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Rupal Thanawala is CEO/Managing Director of Trident Systems and leads in digital transformation and management consulting practice. Rupal has over two decades of experience in strategy and management consulting in Fortune 500 companies and specialization in Life Sciences industries. She is a community-minded business executive providing leadership in non-profit sectors focusing on diversity and inclusion, technology, health, and education. She serves on the boards of Asian American Alliance, Inc. (President), Indiana Chamber of Commerce, American Lung Association, BDPA (Black Data Processor Association), Techpoint Foundation for Youth Health Science Innovation, and the Dean’s Advisory Committee of Indiana University School of Informatics and Computer Engineering.

This program is co-sponsored by the Roger C. Stewart Leadership and Professional Development Department, Purdue Foundation Student Board, and Purdue Graduate Student Government. 



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