Monthly Archives: July 2010

The First QFI Quiz for Corporates

The first quiz as part of Quiz 2.0 – the QFI initiative for Corporate quizzing was held on Saturday. (July 10, 2010)

We had a good turn out of 26 teams representing over 25 organizations. After a preliminary round, 8 teams were selected for the finals. The following teams made it to the finals:

1. Caterpillar / IBM  (Balaji, Sethu)
2. Ashok Leyland (Sunil Rinald, Vivek Rao)
3. KPMG / Irevna (Ramkey, Anil)
4. L&T / McKinsey (Rohit Koshy, Raghuram Talluri)
5. Cognizant Technologies (Yagnyeshwaran, Krishna Pillai)
6. Nokia / Wipro (Anish Raju, Kiran Vijayakumar)
7. Telcordia / Infosys (Hari, Badri)
8. Ascent Education / SSPL (Ram Kumar, Prashanth)

After 5 rounds of quizzing, the team representing Ascent / SSPL finished first, followed by Nokia / Wipro and Cognizant.

The winners received holiday vouchers from Club Mahindra along with cash prizes. All participants received gift vouchers from

We wish to thank the management of Aricent for their hospitality during the event.

We plan to hold our next event on the 28th of August 2010 (Saturday).

The venue and other details will be finalized shortly. If you’d like to know details of the upcoming quiz, please send us an email at

You can also send your feedback to us at the same email address.

Coverage of the quiz by Chennai Online: Link1 Link2


Clarification: Cross-Corp teams, Pre Registration for Chennai Corporate Quizzing Circuit – Business Quiz – 10th July, 2010


As we have been getting several requests from participants for cross-corporate teams, we are now permitting participants to form cross-corporate teams (i.e. members of a team need not be from the same corporate).

This will also help increase interaction between corporates which is one of the main aims of this event.

Please do bring your ID card or a letter from your organization to the event. Please note that this event is not open to students.

Another important aspect is the pre-registration. The security system at Aricent requires that the names of the participants be given to them prior to the event. This will help speedup entry and streamline the process. Hence you are strongly urged to send an email to to register your team. The registration fee can be paid later at the venue when you are present for the event.

I hope we will have a great response for this new initiative


Gopal Kidao

Secy, QFI

Chennai Corporate Quizzing Circuit – Business Quiz – 10thJuly,2010


The Quiz Foundation of India (QFI) is starting a new initiative, the Chennai Corporate Quizzing Circuit.

Inspired by Lunch 2.0 networking events in the Silicon Valley, QFI wants to create a platform where peers from different companies can meet, exchange ideas, and enjoy a good round of quizzing in the bargain.

The Chennai Corporate Quizzing Circuit will see participation from major companies at Chennai, with each company hosting the event in turns. Every month, teams of 2 members (cross-corporate teams are permitted), will go through a written preliminary round followed by a finals.

Attractive prizes to be won + goodies for all the participants.

A nominal participation fee of Rs. 200/- will be collected from each team, towards the prizes. Any number of teams can participate from the same organization.

The first quiz in the series is being held this weekend. The quiz will feature all areas of business. The quiz will be set and conducted by QFI members Gopal Kidao and Jayakanthan. Details are given below.

Date: 10th July, Saturday

Time: 9:30 am (reporting time)

Venue: Aricent,

Espee IT Park,

Plot #5, Jawaharlal Nehru Salai,

Ekkattundhangal, Guindy,

Chennai 600032

Contact Person: Gopal Kidao – +91-98401 26727

Jayakanthan – +91-94444 43347

Rohit Koshy – +91-90030 20855

You can pre-register for the event, before 5:00 pm on Thursday, 8th July, by sending an email to with

1) Name of your team

2) Name of your team members

3) Name of your company

Looking forward to hear from you asap.

Please feel free to get in touch with us for any clarifications.

Warm regards,