Founder, CEO, and Managing Director of SLK Software Service Parth Amin (BA ’85) will be part of a CEO roundtable at IIT’s first-ever Global Alumni Gathering. The discussion will take place over breakfast from 8:30-10 am on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
Amin’s expertise in international business development and entrepreneurial skills made SLK Software—a software development company specializing in IT solutions and services—a forerunner in the offshore software development arena. SLK Software designs, develops, and builds large applications in the manufacturing and financial sectors. Its customized software solutions have become integral to its clients’ work, and SLK maintains and builds on them as the businesses evolve.
A few days after graduating from IIT in 1985, Amin returned to his home country, India, to join Kirloskar Oil Engines, where he worked for five years. He then moved to Kirloskar Computer Services in Bangalore and shortly rose to become vice chairman and managing director. Amin stayed abreast of the IT industry by tracking growth trends of established and emerging IT companies that were making news and headlines in the media. During the 1990s tech boom, he observed that dot-coms seemed unlikely to flourish without sustained revenues, so he sought to start a tech company that would build long-term relationships with large businesses. In 2000, he founded SLK Software Services. He named the company after his grandfather, S. L. Kirloskar, who was one of India’s largest industrialists. Amin received the International Award of Merit from IIT in 2013.
The Global Alumni Gathering will take place September 19-20, 2014, and will showcase how IIT alumni are redefining innovation and changing the world. For a complete event schedule, speaker bios, and registration information, visit the Global Alumni Gathering website.