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2023 Speakers

Samir Desai


The Desai Foundation

Samir A. Desai has been committed to fostering community in business, philanthropy and culture throughout his career. After holding a series of management and technology leadership positions with high tech startups and large corporations, Samir went on to start, Systems Resources Corporation (SRC), a high-tech systems company providing game changing support with upcoming technology such as automatic identifications, GPS, Internet, and voice response for transportation, defense and health industries. Outside of his professional career, Samir was active with politics, cultural and educational organizations. Samir is proud to have served as TIE-Boston’s Founding Charter Member, Board Member and President and continues to be committed to TIE’s mission and mentoring entrepreneurs. After selling SRC in 1999, Samir stayed connected to entrepreneurship through TIE-Boston and by advising emerging companies, investing in promising ventures, and mentoring young entrepreneurs. He is also the founder of The Desai Foundation, a robust public non-profit, which empowers women and children through community programs in health and livelihood in India and the United States. For his successful involvement with business, community and philanthropy, Samir went on to win several prestigious awards and accolades from the federal government, business and community organizations such as EY Entrepreneur of the Year, INC 500, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Samir considers his greatest life achievement to be the impact made through the Desai Foundation which currently reaches a population of over 3 million people in 8 States in rural India and US. And his family, Samir has two daughters, two grandsons, and lives with his lovely wife Nilima.

Keynote Panelist

Closing Keynote: "The Next Chapter"

Friday, April 28, 2023 at 7:30:00 PM UTC


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Samir Desai
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