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Welcome to the MSB Technology, Innovation & Design Graduate Association (TIDGA) website!

The Technology, Innovation & Design Graduate Association (TIDGA) provides a professional and social network for MBA students interested in making a difference in all business aspects of technology. Technology is vital in every post-MBA career path, and we hope to create a dynamic community of MBA students with a passion for high-tech and innovative, design-focused thinking. Though a young student organization, we are a committed group with diverse work experience in numerous functions, at both large tech firms and growing start-ups. Through digital platforms and local events, we aim to inspire our members and the Georgetown community to understand the role of technology, innovation, and design in business.

Upcoming Events 
Title Organization Date/Time
Google Toolbox: Organization and Efficiency Tips (Lunch Provided) Technology, Innovation and Design Graduate Association (TIDGA) 9/23/14
12:30pm-1:30pm

Our Board: 

We are excited to have a board with an array of diverse experience to lead the club.  Please feel free to contact any of our board with any questions you may have!

Co-PresidentNaveen Ravisanker 

Prior to business school Naveen Ravisanker was a consultant at Oracle where he worked in their banking products division, catering to public and private sector banking clients.  His work involved system architecture analysis, product development, and project management.

Summer Internship:  Summer Associate at Citibank

Why Technology: The superlative pleasure of developing a concept to life is unrivaled

Co-President: Elizabeth Block

VP of Career Management: Nishant Khanduja

Before Georgetown Nishant did Product Management for a multinational semiconductor company in Boston and was an Internal Strategy Consultant for a boutique consulting firm in India. 

Summer Internship: Corporate Finance and Strategy at Hershey

Why Technology: The desire to understand and explore the limitless innovation capabilities in the technology space

Other Activities: Non-profit Theater (acting), Sports, DIY projects, Cooking

VP of Events: Max Novakowski

Prior to business school Max worked in information technology supporting various PeopleSoft systems at Freddie Mac.  Max then moved onto software development, first at TriTek Solutions and then at Westat,

Summer Internship: Navy Federal

Other Activities: Listening to live music and watching a lot of soccer

VP of Marketing & Communications: Tonja Hardyman

Before Georgetown, Tonja worked as a Product Manager for three years working closely with developers and engineers from various countries for a Chilean .com. She was also a PSIA L2 Ski Instructor in California and Human Rights Intern in Switzerland.

Summer Internship: Product Marketing at Samsung

Other Activities: Adventure Club, skiing, formerly horse racing

VP of Finance: William Li

Prior to business school Will was Managing Director at OBDC Small Business Finance, a firm focused on economic development finance in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Summer Internship: Corporate Finance at American Express

Other Activities: Playing and coaching competitive badminton, hiking and fantasy sports

VP of Digital Strategy: Abhinav Deswal

VP of Alumni: Sherafgan Khan

Before Georgetown, Sheraf established his own consulting firm in the marine surveying and intelligence field.  He was also a researcher at USC and a pro-bono consultant for Doctors without Borders.  

Other Activities: Working with his international network "Birds Think Like Flowers" which advocates for a highly educated global population through online transparency

Why Technology: Sheraf hopes technology will enable the global population to have a deeper interaction with the world around them, allowing for a more transparent world, free from all forms of censorship and oppression

VP of International: Rahul Gupta

Prior to business school Rahul was a Product Consultant for Core Banking Products with Wipro Technologies. 

Summer Internship: Summer Consultant, Education Pioneers

Other Activities: Trekking, experimental cooking, long drives, following the auto industry

Why Technology: Witnessed how a highly technical, yet business-driven software product can help businesses achieve tremendous success in highly competitive industries such as banking.  

 

 

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