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 
There are no upcoming events at this time.

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-President: Christopher Foss 

Prior to Georgetown, Christopher Foss was the Business Development Manager at Car Keys Asia, a startup in Indonesia specializing in Asian automotive markets.  He led a team to design and develop the first ‘Cars.com’ type website for Indonesian car buyers.  He currently owns a boutique consulting firm, Yourleadin Group International, and has worked on projects ranging from strategy development for Foodhini, a DC based ethnic food delivery startup, to designing market entry strategy for clients looking to enter the Malaysia, Singapore, and U.S. markets.”  
Christopher is also a dual degree candidate set to receive an M.S. at the School of Foreign Service, and is in the International Business Diplomacy program.  He speaks Korean and Bahasa Indonesia.

Co-PresidentAkshay Tilak

Originally from India, Akshay completed his undergraduate degree in engineering from College of Engineering, Pune. Prior to business school, Akshay worked for three years with TATA Motors, managing services marketing and sales for commercial vehicles. He also worked for a year with a boutique technology company, heading their business development team, where he developed and implemented a product growth strategy for their software product. At Georgetown, Akshay is a board member of Technology, Innovation & Design Graduate Association, and an active member of Marketing and Consulting club. Over the summer, Akshay interned with VMware as a Product Marketing Manager.  

Co-PresidentNoobtsaa Philip Vang   

Noobtsaa studied mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota and worked as a project engineer for 3M Company before business school. With a strong passion for technology and social entrepreneurship, he is focusing on how both can be integrated to create lasting social impact. 



VP of Alumni: Shanthala Gorur Ashwath

Shanthala is focusing her MBA on product management, strategy and entrepreneurship.

Past summer she interned as a Product Manager at NetApp Inc., where she designed business metrics to help make data driven decisions to grow NetApp’s Cloud products. She also led customer feedback project through interviews and surveys to help define future product roadmaps.

Prior to McDonough, Shanthala worked for four years with Hewlett Packard and LSI Corp, in product development as an Engineer. She graduated from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India, where she studied Electronics Engineering.

After graduating from McDonogh, she hopes to continue her work in product management in the technology industry.


VP of Marketing & Communications: Tanush Sahai

Tanush is a second year MBA student here at MSB. During MBA his focus has been towards learning how technology and business work together, both within the US and globally. Before MBA, he was a consultant with Microsoft India R&D, where he worked with clients and sales partners to identify new and innovative ways to use Microsoft's newest technologies within small and medium businesses. His team specifically worked on cloud products.
During the past summer, Tanush had the pleasure of being in Silicon Valley, workeing as a Product Management Intern with Visa, in their Risk and Business Intelligence Products division. The technology sector is definitely fun to work in and very rewarding. 


VP of Finance: Pierre Boudet

Pierre was born and raised in France. Prior to MBA, he worked for 6 years in London (UK) at Bloomberg and was involved with business development, product management and consulting. He is now interning at Adobe in San Francisco in their Global Strategy team. He is active in the European and Emerging Market clubs. Finally, he is an InSITE fellow, consulting for DC-based startups.


VP of Case Competition: Vigneshwar V

Vignesh is a Computer Science undergrad from Chennai who interned at
Deloitte (Technology) over the summer. He is extremely passionate
about technology trends and was part of the winning team at the
‘Deloitte Technology MBA Innovation Challenge’ along with Shanthala
and Tanush who are also a part of the TIDGA board.

Hobbies and interests:  Tennis, F1, the artificial intelligence space,
application of IOT in established industries

VP of Career Day: Jordan Edelman



EP Liaison: Kali Nooney

Kali is currently a wireless communications engineer with H&M Networks while pursuing his part-time

MBA at MSB. With considerable experience in the telecom industry, Kali is passionate about techology and aspires to encourage more interaction between FTs and EPs who are interested in tech careers and the tech space in general. While not working or studying, Kali enjoys cooking, the great outdoors and traveling the world.





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