India Electronics Week 2018 kick started today in Bengaluru!

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India Electronics Week (IEW) 2018, one of the largest global events to promote Indian electronics industry, kick-started today at the Karnataka Trade Promotion Organization (KTPO), Bengaluru. The highly anticipated third edition of IEW and the second edition of EFY Conferences is organised by EFY group and is supported by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

Panel discussion on Disruptive Technologies : The New Normal

The inaugural session was opened with remarks by Ramesh Chopra, Executive Director, EFY Group. He extended his warm welcome to all dignitaries at the IEW ’18 and said, “The world is moving very fast and many of us are finding it difficult to keep pace with it. At IEW this year, our focus will be on Internet of Things. IoT is a vast field which tends to connect the entire world alongside human beings. There is great expectations from IoT. We have gathered here today to see how best we can make use of this technology”.

The opening ceremony was marked by the IoT CEO Summit. The topic of the panel discussion was “The Disruptive Technologies: The new Normal”. Key industry stalwarts who participated in the panel discussion included : Rahul Tongia, Scholar, Researcher and a Fellow at Brookings India; Satish Jamadagni, Vice president, NPE, Reliance Jio; Neelesh Mantri, General Manager – Innovations, SB Energy (SoftBank Group); Amith Singhee, Senior Technical Manager, IBM Research; Snigdha Singh, Executive Director – Technology Division, Morgan Stanley and Martin Woolley, Technical Programme Manager for the EMEA region, Bluetooth SIG. The session was moderated by Narang N Kishor, Founder, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd and Chairman of LITD 28 on Smart Infrastructure, Bureau of India Standards.

Kishor opened the panel discussion with his remark, “India as a nation is at the cusp of taking off and smothering the world with our innovations”. The discussion followed with panelists sharing their views and opinions.

Talking about blockchain technology, Snighdha Singh mentioned the technology has started shaping things up slowly, and very soon, is expected to evolve into another step higher. She further said that quantum computing is being considered as the next best revolution on the horizon for financial industry. She commented, “As an industry member I am very much enthusiastic to see when quantum computing achieves the desired platform”.

The panel discussion will be further followed by another round of talk which will focus on the topic “Industry 4.0: Awakening of the third eye with IIoT”. This discussion will revolve around some intriguing focus areas like; what does IIOT really mean, what are the best practices and elements to implement IIOT and what are the reigning usage trends of IIOT in the industry.

— By Baishakhi Dutta

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