Digital Trust Dialogues at Malabar Cybersecurity Summit 2018

Dear All, It is my pleasure and privilege to be a part of the MalabarCybersecuritySummit2018 organized by RedTeamHackerAcademy with eminent panelists in my favorite calicut city with a network of passionate entrepreneurs and innovators. Cybersecurity has become a wider landscape as the spectre of DigitalTrust and DataPrivacy has attained newer dimensions. Information architecture is no longer an a linear social network. It is entwined with digital identity and economic systems. We will talk about the new age information systems in the context of Blockchain #DigitalForensics QuantumComputing postquantumcryptography zeroknowledgeproofs differentialprivacy etc. All are invited to join us in this future forward dialogue !!

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 !

Travelling with Time Together with a Teacher : Respect and Reflections

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.

Digital Economy of Emerging India : In conversation with Channel I’am

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.

https://channeliam.com/2018/04/05/digital-economy-transformation-villages-india-cashless-transaction-financial-cash-free/

MaxEd Think Tank Conclave : Addressing the right challenges in Education space !

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.

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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 !!

Prayaana Labs – A Women Technology Leadership Collective

This week I was in Kochi for the launch of Prayanaa Labs – a Social Innovation Initiative where we are working alongside Fortune Factory. Fortune Factory is a company run by Chandra Vadhana an inspirational women leader. We are venturing into this initiative with the firm conviction that woman technology leaders will emerge in Kerala only if we provide a congenial ecosystem. We have no dearth for women technocrats and entrepreneurs in Kerala. However the key issue is that they are not coming together in a collective.

Infopark CEO Mr. Hrishikesh Nair has inaugurated the Prayaana Labs website digitally. NASSCOM Kerala Leader Mr. Arun Nair was also present in this occasion. He has extended all the support from NASSCOM for this initiative.

Our Global Head of Services and Solutions, Mr.Sunil Balakrishnan has kindly graced this occasion with his presidential address in this function. It was an inspiring moment to listen from a Technology leader who has nurtured three generation of technocrats within our organisation. Sunil spoke about the ecosystem in Kerala and shared his pragmatic insights on the possibilities. He had recommended that we should make this a space for women Technology professionals to continue their learning and to acquire niche skills required for the Digital Age.

I got an opportunity to talk about the need for an ecosystem for nurturing woman leaders. Woman leaders exhibit better tenacity and bandwidth and stress management skills at topmost levels. In the recent times woman technology leaders are becoming the champions of maker movement and DIY initiatives.

It is also interesting to note that even the paradigms of Design Thinking is transitioning from Industrial Design to Emotive Design which will be quite resonating with the cognitive perspectives of womanhood. It is noted by various neuroscience experts that women folks tend to use limbic brain more that men.

Prayaana Labs is an initiative where we will provide all the necessary knowledge, innovation toolkits, mentoring and industry awareness so that girl students can ideate together with industry leaders and march towards a Digital Future with creative confidence. A team of woman entrepreneurs and women technology leaders have come forward to mentor and guide these students in Prayaana Labs. These leaders participated in a panel discussion during the launch event. It was a great experience listening to their deep and diverse perspectives on society, technology, entrepreneurship and professional life.