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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.
MaxEd has been a powerhouse of ideas and innovators in the field of Management Education. I have always cherished every meet ups and events that MaxEd organized. It demonstrated an amazing ring of friendship and focused thought process. When MaxEd completes one year, the Think Tank is becoming a formidable thought leader and visionary in vivid dimensions of management consulting. MaxEd members are presenting their thought leadership in Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation, Innovation Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Ecosystem Development, Social Business etc.
Our Think Tank conclave coincided with the MaxEd Talk the Walk #MaxEdTTW Kochi Edition. It was a real treat for anyone with genuine interest in social transformation and open innovation. We could connect with innovators in different walks of life. I could connect to an array of educators and entrepreneurs in this occasion. Thanks to MaxEd !!
TKM Institute of Management has organized a national conference on Innovation focusing on the impact of applied innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Management. It was a great opportunity to connect with innovative entrepreneurs and academicians and a lot of passionate and creative students from colleges across Kerala.
I focused on the much needed convergence of innovative practices in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Management (STEAM) to build minimum viable concepts, minimum viable prototypes, minimum viable designs, minimum viable products and minimum viable commerce at scale. The concept of STEAM resonates we’ll with the concepts of lean methodology and innovation sprints.
We had an enlightened panel discussion after the Key Note sessions. Our panel comprised of Dr.Vinithkumar Nair, Professor from TKM Institute of Management, Nishant Nambiar, CEO of Inforich Technologies, Dr. Arun Surendran, Strategic Director, Trinity College of Engineering and Geethu Sivakumar, CEO of PACE HighTech.
I could meet the leadership of the pioneering education consulting firm AAMC from Australia soon after this conference.
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.
Dinner at Old School was quite a subtle experience. Amritha and myself spend our late evening immersed in conversations about various daily encounters. Days have become fuming facades of lives. Many people are getting crushed in the fast lanes of digital livelihood. Life has become quite a ephemeral experience. In this juncture, more than ever we should learn the art of mindful divergence – an art to diverge from digital facades and information overload. People profess attention economy. I must say it’s an illusion in our times. Hence let’s learn mindful Divergence in our own terms. In actuality, Mindful Divergence will guide us to creative conjugations and will eventually lead us to Mindful Convergence.
In this late night hours on a Saturday, after watching a few documentaries on Vimeo, I feel that we are learning the art of drifting in time. Time is a tyrant ! I felt this a few years ago. At this moment, time is more forceful and formless and ephemeral and is tempting all of us to drift with its qualms. I may or may not exist in space, yet I always drift in time. Space is just a co-existence, I feel at this moment. A few years ago, I felt there is only space. In this age of digital technology, we may feel the world is flat. This illusion makes us feel that there is no time and only space. However, now I feel space is just a temporal coexistence for a few hundred years. It is a manifestation of energy through matter and material representations. Between and Beyond, time exist. Hence we need to learn the art of drifting time.
Write ups about Quantum Computing is creating ripples in and around our technology communities for sometime now. Every week we are hearing that research divisions in Universities and leading Technology giants are building quantum computers in search of ‘Quantum Supremacy’. While this race is on the course, I must say that this trend is defining a major turn around for the upcoming generations. Data Structures will diffuse into thousands of energy structures such as the combinations of entropy, noise, mechanics, diffusion, reflection, interpolation, convergence, radiance, fractals. etc. Information will become isomorphic to experiences and hence it will be emergence of digital consciousness in its polymorphic manifestations.
The world is gradually transitioning from information society towards natural society through the sands of time. It may take a while since we are in the midst of another journey. We are consciously cultivating a machine learning driven syntellectic age of converging intelligence categories. Cognitive Informatics experts were critical about the undue importance given to artificial intelligence since the advent of the hype around AI and Deep learning. Pursuit for machine intelligence and the synthesis of human intelligence with artificial intelligence and machine consciousness has taken us into the warps of convoluted theories.
Quantum Computing is taking us back to ground zero. Nature has quite a lot of bewildering possibilities and permutations left in its array of knowledge. From weather patterns to image structures, quantum computers can make our measurements and experiences more precise and contemplative. We have to get back to our physical laboratories and start experimenting with fertile materials and their infinite properties and behaviors. This article is just a brief post to mention that physical world is still far more diverse and versatile ground for computational experiments.
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.
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 !