It was a great experience to be a Jury and Mentor to the talented students in Digital Healthcare focused Hackathon organized by Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, #Hash2018 at B’hub. This event highlighted my persistent belief in the creative confidence of our future engineers. In a matter of 22 hours, 100+ students in 20+ teams came together to build hacks and apps in multitude of digital technologies ranging from #ibmwatson #googlefirebase #iot #unity3d #leapmotion #angularjs #react#android #python #ml.
We could see the confluence of machine learning, data science, IOT, Mixed Reality, Gesture Computing, Clean Tech, cognitive computing, natural language processing, enterprise mobility, social networks, digital marketing and so much more. Students from Engineering colleges across the length and breadth of Kerala flocked in this event, from Kerala University, KTU, CUSAT and MG University ! A well spend weekend with future sparks !! Hats off to Team #MBCET + Team #Bhub.
I had a curious conversation with Channel I’M / Channeliam on #Bitcoin investment and trading strategies for 2018. Never knew it will be a precursor to such an interesting time for bitcoin signals and global market economy as a whole. Interesting times indeed! There are ongoing debates about considering Bitcoin as a currency, commodity, and trading instrument for futures.
Is bitcoin a conventional currency ? no, it is not. It is a digital currency produced by the intellectual labor of a decentralised and self organised collective. Is it a conventional commodity ? no, it is not. It is a digital asset build from a social network of conventional commodities.
At the moment, global market economy is ever more interested in the #bitcoin signals as the correlation between conventional stocks and bitcoin is getting very close. Following articles in global financial journals and magazines are loud testimonials to this pulse.
It is loud and clear. Bitcoin has become the most dynamic and most social and most evolutionary financial machinery human kind has ever created. It has created a trust machine so massive that we have started using supercomputers to mine and monetise it.
It was quite sheer coincidence that I got connected to the inspiring community of business management educators called ‘MaxEd’. LinkedIn has played a key role in establishing this connect.
I got into the community through their WhatsApp groups and started networking very closely. The entire community was quite enthusiastic to join hands with us to spread the message of innovation beyond the corporate circles and towards the academic platforms.
I joined them in the Think Tank Conclave in Kochi at Olive Downtown, quite a professional environment for discussion of this magnitude.
We brainstormed over quite a few topics concerning Management Education in Kerala.
Rishabh, an aspiring entrepreneur has presented a few interesting ideas around building a business model to conduct education as a multinational experience.
Inspired by the air of positivity and optimism, I decided to share a few thoughts on innovating management education in Kerala through a phase wise, yet radical approach.
My proposal was well received by all the delegates in the conclave. We had multiple rounds of ideation and collaborative thoughtscaping around building Edu Tech and Edu Innovate Ecosystem around campuses in Kerala. A few academic institutions like SCMS Cochin, SB College Changanassery, DCSMAT etc., TKMIM etc. came forward with abundance of energy and passion to realise the dreams together. Finally, we called it a day with a flick together to flock together a long journey ahead !