Ranvir Trehan receives 2011 IOE Alumni Merit Award
The IOE Alumni Society Merit Award Winner for Our 2011 IOE Alumni Awardee is Ranvir Trehan.
The Award will be officially presented at the Alumni Awards Dinner Fall 2011.
At Noon on Friday, October 28th (Room 1680 IOE) Ranvir will deliver a talk titled "Perspectives from a Multi-Dimensional Professional Life." Ranvir will recount his life's story with a particular emphasis on the important lessons that can benefit those who are transitioning to a profession. He will discuss the role of self reliance, excellent education, risk taking, perseverance and diligence, and timing in shaping his own career.
Ranvir Trehan received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India, a Masters in Operations Research from the University of Michigan, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Dayton. He has also completed Ph.D. coursework at George Washington University.
From January 2005 to June 2011, Ranvir was Vice Chairman of Apptis Holdings, Inc., a professional services and technology deployment company with nearly $1B in revenue. Prior to that, Ranvir was CEO of SETA Corporation, which served as the platform for Apptis. Ranvir started SETA Corp. as a one-man information technology solutions provider in 1987. By 2004, when it merged with Apptis Inc., SETA had more than 600 employees and annual sales of about $86 million.
Before SETA, Ranvir served as a Department Head of Information and Communications Systems at MITRE. During his 18 years at MITRE, he successfully spearheaded the FTS2000 systems engineering effort (the $25 billion Government-wide telecommunications program), and effectively managed planning and implementation of large IT systems modernization projects for the Secret Service, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other Federal government agencies. He conducted critical performance analysis of ARPANET, the predecessor of the Internet, for DARPA and presented results to the European Computing Conference in London. He also implemented X-25 packet switching technologies for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
Currently Ranvir serves on the Board of CARE and Washington Tennis and Education Foundation. He is also on the International Committee on the Arts of The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Arts and Culture Committee of the Asia Society. He has served on the Board of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and is active in numerous other charitable and cultural organizations. Ranvir has published numerous research articles, and has taught graduate courses in engineering and Operations Research.
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