Notes from SCIT 19th National Seminar : Amalgamating IoT and Big Data

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 !

Healthcare Hackathon in the Heart of the City ! Moments from Hash2018

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.