Anu Vaidyanathan

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Anu Vaidyanathan
Personal information
Nationality Indian
Born New Delhi, India
Residence Bangalore, India
Alma mater Purdue University
Occupation Entrepreneur, writer
Sport
Sport Triathlon

Anuradha "Anu" Vaidyanathan (born 1983 or 1984) is an Indian writer, entrepreneur and triathlete. Vaidyanathan's first book, the memoir "Anywhere But Home – Adventures in Endurance"

[1] , was published by Harper Collins in 2016, to positive reviews.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Early life[edit]

Vaidyanathan was born in New Delhi, India. She is of Indian descent. Vaidyanathan earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Engineering from Purdue University and North Carolina State University. She founded PatNMarks, an Intellectual Property Consulting firm, in 2001.[8] She has served as the founder and CEO.[9]

Vaidyanathan also has a PhD in a record-setting time of 26 months from University of Canterbury at Christchurch, in Electrical Engineering.

Career[edit]

Sport[edit]

In 2009, while working towards her PhD, she became the first Asian woman to complete the Ultraman Canada event, placing 6th amongst women,[10] in the absence of any significant sponsorship.[11]

She is the first India-based athlete to train for an participate in Ironman Triathlon.[12] She has competed all over the globe in Ironman distance events and long-course triathlons culminating in Ultraman Canada in 2009, followed by a finish at Ironman Canada three weeks after Ultraman. Vaidyanathan was the first Indian woman to have qualified for the Half Ironman 70.3 Clearwater World Championship in 2008[13] (although she did not compete in this race[14]).

Vaidyanathan speaks on a variety of topics including Gender[15] [16] [17] ,[18] Sport,[19] and Innovation[20] and has addressed several organizations, including Fortune 100 companies, Sporting Teams, Universities and Schools.

Academia[edit]

She has served as a member of faculty at Indian Institute of Technology Ropar in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering,[21] teaching Undergraduate and Graduate classes on Computer Architecture. She has also served as visiting Faculty at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, teaching courses in Business Policy,[22] Innovation,[23] Technology[24] and Intellectual Property.[25][26]

Bibliography[edit]

Vaidyanathan has written and contributed to articles and columns on the themes of Sport[27] , Technology[28] and the Evolution of IP Valuation[29] [30]

Columns[edit]

  • "Use of technology for emergency response" (2011) The Hindu BusinessLine[31]
  • "Find your own path" (2011) The Hindu BusinessLine[32]
  • "Keep off the doodle copycats" (2011) The Hindu BusinessLine[33]
  • "Reputation Systems" (2011) The Hindu BusinessLine[34]
  • "The Art of the Start" (2014) LiveMint[35]
  • "Tramp the World" (2014) LiveMint[36]
  • "The eve of inspiration" (2015) LiveMint[37]
  • "Tranquil Dream" (2015) LiveMint[38]
  • "Stay the course in the wilderness" (2015) LiveMint[39]
  • "The Babushka Brigade"(2015) LiveMint[40]
  • "Running memories and Trinkets" (2015) LiveMint[41]
  • "Pedal Away" (2015) LiveMint[42]

External links[edit]

  • "Penning the tale of grit and glory"(2016) Hans India[43]
  • "Triathlete Anu Vaidyanathan on her extreme passion"(2016) Femina[44]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://amazon.in/Anywhere-But-Home-Adventures-Endurance/dp/9351775240/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463840897&sr=8-1&keywords=anu+vaidyanathan
  2. ^ Ravi, S (16 July 2016). "Fun on the Run". The Hindu. 
  3. ^ Devi, Sangeetha (29 June 2016). "Anywhere But Home". The Hindu. 
  4. ^ Venkadesan, S (7 July 2016). "This sportswoman is all game for writing". Dina Thanthi. 
  5. ^ Chandran, Divya (22 July 2016). "Chronicles of a Triathlete". The Hindu. 
  6. ^ Borges, Jane (26 June 2016). "Triathlete Anu Vaidyanathan's story". Mid-Day Mumbai. 
  7. ^ Chandran, Divya (11 July 2016). "Chronicles of a triathelete". The Hindu. 
  8. ^ Nidige, Deepika (14 May 2016). "Living her own exciting adventure". Deccan Herald. 
  9. ^ TV, YourStory (16 December 2013). "Anu Vaidyanathan, Entrepreneur and CEO". 
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  11. ^ Tilak, Visi (17 October 2013). "India's (Female) Ironman". Wall Street Journal. 
  12. ^ Modarressy-Trehani, Caroline (17 October 2013). "India's First 'Iron Woman' On Keys To Success". Huffington Post. 
  13. ^ Ashok, Kalyan (27 February 2008). "Anuradha dares to be different". The Hindu. 
  14. ^ "Matching Athletes: World Championship 70.3 2008". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  15. ^ Rebecca, Lakshmi (29 September 2013). "India's first Ironman is a Woman". 
  16. ^ Allianz, Bajaj (10 April 2012). "Anu Vaidyanathan – Entrepreneur and India's one and only Ironman!". 
  17. ^ Rebecca, Lakshmi (29 September 2013). "India's first Ironman is a Woman". 
  18. ^ Nitte, TEDx (19 March 2012). "TEDxNMAMIT". 
  19. ^ Talks, INK (30 December 2012). "INKTalks". 
  20. ^ Turkey, Startup (9 June 2014). "Startup Turkey". 
  21. ^ Neelakantan, Shailaja (15 August 2010). "An Indian University Finds Success Recruiting in the U.S.". The Chronicle of Higher Education. 
  22. ^ Murali, D (10 January 2013). "Telecommunications and Patents". The Hindu. 
  23. ^ Murali, D (10 January 2013). "Innovation when Outsourcing Technology". The Hindu. 
  24. ^ Murali, D (10 January 2013). "Apple vs. Microsoft". The Hindu. 
  25. ^ Murali, D (10 January 2013). "Technology and Intellectual Property at IIM Ahmedabad". The Hindu. 
  26. ^ Murali, D (10 January 2013). "IP Policy". The Hindu. 
  27. ^ Vaidyanathan, Anu (30 December 2011). "Find your own path". Business Line. 
  28. ^ Vaidyanathan, Anu (6 March 2011). "Use of technology for emergency response". Business Line. 
  29. ^ Murali, D (18 September 2011). "IP Valuation". Business Line. 
  30. ^ Murali, D (18 September 2011). "IP Valuation". Business Line. 
  31. ^ Vaidyanathan, Anu (6 March 2011). "Use of technology for emergency response". Business Line. 
  32. ^ Vaidyanathan, Anu (30 December 2011). "Find your own path". Business Line. 
  33. ^ Vaidyanathan, Anu (11 April 2011). "Keep off the doodle copycats". Business Line. 
  34. ^ Vaidyanathan, Anu (21 March 2011). "Reputation Systems". Business Line. 
  35. ^ Vaidyanathan, Anu (8 December 2014). "The Art of the Start". Mint. 
  36. ^ Vaidyanathan, Anu (22 December 2014). "Tramp the World". Mint. 
  37. ^ Vaidyanathan, Anu (5 January 2015). "The eve of inspiration". Mint. 
  38. ^ Vaidyanathan, Anu (26 January 2015). "Tranquil Dream". Mint. 
  39. ^ Vaidyanathan, Anu (6 April 2015). "Stay the course in the wilderness". Mint. 
  40. ^ Vaidyanathan, Anu (17 March 2015). "The Babushka Brigade". Mint. 
  41. ^ Vaidyanathan, Anu (27 April 2015). "Running memories and Trinkets". Mint. 
  42. ^ Vaidyanathan, Anu (10 August 2015). "Pedal Away". Mint. 
  43. ^ Vaidyanathan, Anu (3 July 2016). Hans India http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Sunday-Hans/2016-07-03/Penning-the-tale-of-grit-and-glory/239314.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  44. ^ Vaidyanathan, Anu (27 June 2015). Femina http://www.femina.in/achievers/triathlete-anu-vaidyanathan-on-her-extreme-passion-%E2%80%93-feminain-8292.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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