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TiE Detroit announces the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN, U.S., November 8, 2017 / -- Raj B. Vattikuti, Altimetrik Founder, Chairman, Vattikuti Ventures has been announced as the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017. The award will be presented to Raj at TiECon Detroit 2017 gala dinner on November 10, 2017 at Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan. The announcement was made today by TiE Detroit President, Tel Ganesan.

”Raj has been a revolutionary force in Michigan. The award is presented to the most distinguished individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the Michigan community. I am honored to announce this award on behalf of TiE Detroit.” , said Tel Ganesan, President TiE Detroit.

Raj B. Vattikuti, Founder of Altimetrik, is a philanthropist and serial entrepreneur who has seeded a string of successful enterprises, including Altimetrik, Covansys, Synova, Vattikuti Ventures, Vattikuti Technologies, and Davinta Technologies. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, USA, Altimetrik, his present venture, is a rapidly growing technology enterprise with more than 2,500 associates across development centers in San Francisco and New York City (USA), Bangalore and Chennai (India) and Montevideo (Uruguay). Altimetrik is committed to driving noticeable change to client businesses, leveraging a world-class workforce.

Raj is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy, India. He is a post-graduate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Furthermore, Raj was conferred an honorary doctorate for Business Administration by Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island. He was also conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the IT industry by Dykema Gossett at the third annual Michigan IT Summit in 2001.

"I am humbled by this recognition. TiECon Detroit brings together some of the most innovative entrepreneurs, visionaries and business leaders and am thrilled to be with the TiE community.”, said Raj.

TiECon Detroit 2017 will bring together TiE members, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, top industry executives and thought leaders in two action-packed days. TiECon Detroit 2017 will provide a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, explore new businesses, discuss emerging technologies, share growth strategies and obtain insight from global business leaders, community leaders and worldwide experts. The conference will also host “TiE20", which will showcase the most promising 20 start-up companies across TiECon Detroit’s five focus segments: Health & Fitness, Mobility, Fintech & Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence/Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, and Sensors.

Online registration and more information are immediately available for TiECon Detroit 2017 at For more information about the conference, please contact Jacqueline Perry, TiE Detroit 248-254-4087 or via e-mail at

About TiECon Detroit 2017
TiECon Detroit 2017 is Michigan’s largest entrepreneurial conference, attracting hundreds of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other professionals. This year’s theme is Ignite2Disrupt- The World Of Digital Connectivity. This year’s TiECon Detroit is being held on Nov 09-10, 2017 at Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan. For more information, visit

About TiE
TiE is a global, not-for-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs across its international network sponsored by top Venture Capital Firms, and Fortune 500 corporations; spread across 61 chapters in 18 countries comprising 2500 experienced entrepreneurs and business executives as charter members, 13000 aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals as members. TiE has grown to become the world’s largest non-profit organization for entrepreneurs. For more information, visit

Jacqueline Perry
TiE Detroit
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