19th National Seminar from Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology – SCIT titled IoT and Big Data : Leverage or Adversary to Data Analytics was indeed a life time experience and a cherishing experience for me. It is a rare opportunity to meet MBA students presenting enterprising ideas about Decentralised Agriculture Marketplaces and sharing thoughts about Universal Basic Income and clarifying concepts about Quantum Computing and Algorithmic Business Models.
Moderating an eminent panel of Industry thought leaders with academic erudition and implementation insights from world class organisations was a challenging task and a learning experience. Sourabh Mukharjee from Accenture, Dr. Sheela Siddappa from Bosh, Dr. Pradeep Bilurkar from Barclays, Kapil Gandhi from Ernst and Young were our fellow panelist. The event started with an inspiring inagural address from the director of #SCIT, Dr. Dhanya Pramod. It was followed by an illuminating and thought provoking keynote address by the Chief Strategy Officer of Fractal Analytics, Sameer Dhanrajani.
In the panel discussion we covered a wide spectrum of topics ranging from evolution of IoT and Big Data, Cloud based Data Integration approaches for IoT, IoT Analytics applications, Industry solutions and emerging use cases, emerging challenges around IoT Big Data landscape, need for standardisation, need for ontologies around IoT Data Sets, career opportunities in IoT Big Data Analytics area etc. Altogether it was a dream journey to an inspiring academic institution. I wish all the very best for this institution and its committed faculty members and passionate students !
I am deeply honored and excited to know that some of our efforts at converging AI, Analytics, Blockchain, Big Data, IoT, Quantum Computing are getting recognized across global thought leadership forums. IoT World Congress has shared my views on the Digital Convergence in the recent article they have published in the forum.
What will happen when these three technologies act jointly and coordinate in the same environment? For experts in data science and cognitive computing such as Gokul Alex, AI will constitute the brain which will make the decisions set to manage the industrial production of the future, IoT will act as the backbone of the connected society and blockchain will establish an impregnable data exchange chain between them.
Alex points out that the convergence of these three great technologies means blockchain will manage the extraordinary potential of AI. “IoT will help to transform the potential of blockchain into effective connectivity networks, while the concurrence of AI, IoT and blockchain will encourage the creation of synergies in the working environments of digital economies, converting the fourth industrial revolution into a reality. Robotics will also play a leading role in this confluence, once AI has transformed its operations into more fluid and transparent processes for both humans and machines.”
This is a short note reflecting on my conversations with one of my favorite teachers of all time. I have learned about life, livelihood, logic, literature and so many forms of knowledge from various masters. I respect their knowledge and remember all of them with gratitude. Today when professor K.C.Ravindranath called me inviting to take a session on AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning at Rajadhani Institute of Engineering and Technology at Thiruvananthapuram, I am really honored and more importantly astonished by his vitality and passion to travel future forward with the younger generation as energetic as a creatively curious and confident child. I wish I will have this spirit and passion in the days to come. He is very keen and eager to get the young talent to contribute to the academic ecosystem with all integrity and sincerity. We need teachers and mentors like him to revive the creative confidence in our teachers and students all over India.
I am quite creatively curious about the innovation master classes program organised by #HUBSTREET a group of talented youngsters in Kerala. Perhaps it is the first innovation community fully organised by young children. Looking forward to converse with them on the basic purposes and concepts of innovation.
I had an interesting conversation with Channel I’am on the emerging digital economy of India. Digital economy in India is evolving into an ensemble of vivid modes of finance capital, social capital, industrial capital and other forms. It is quite unique to the Indian economy that the basic modes co-exist with advanced forms, as always in our history. Please listen to this conversation to know further about the possibilities in the Indian economic fabric.
I have answered an interesting question on Enterprise Digital Transformation in Quora. Please read further in the following link and share your thoughts on an interesting analysis on the relevance of Business Process Governance in the #EnterpriseDigitalTransformation
Excited to be part of the Innovation Master Class : INNLOGUE #Innologue2k18 Organised by Hub Street – A Knowledge Collective formed by a group of creative youngsters ! It is quite inspiring to see how the future generation is marching towards the mastery of digital technologies and business models through creative conversations. Thank you B’hub and R Abhilash Pillaifor connecting us with emerging knowledge collectives !! It is nice to see Maklab Innovations joining us in this initiative !