GIC’ 16: Digital Assurance


GIC: Global IT commune 2016 , held on the 12th of November at SCIT, beheld the platform for eminent industry experts sharing and imparting valuable insights on upcoming and current concepts and developments in  Information Technology. The event was graced with the presence of an array of accomplished speakers who shared and discussed about providing customer delight through digital assurance which was the theme for the seminar,  with the faculty and students of the college .The seminar kick started with the lighting of the auspicious lamp  by  Dr. Dhanya Pramod, Director SCIT , Dr. Shankar Ramamoorthy, Director Amdocs Testing , Mr. Anshoo Gaur, CEO and founder Praavega Systems Private Ltd. and other dignitaries followed by Ganesh vandana and a motivational song sung by Mrs. Bhanu Shankar.

The informative presentations started after Dr. Dhanya Pramod addressing the gathering and welcoming the concept of digitization and the significance of Shannon’s principle. She also highlighted India’s strong position by mentioning the invention of ZERO and explained the latest technologies to look forward to and to adapt to, which included IOT, big data, cloud etc. She also stressed on the challenges that have to be dealt with along with the upcoming innovations such as security .Then the students and the faculty were addressed by Dr. Shankar Ramamoorthy who set the tone for the seminar setting his views straight for the reason behind GIC and why it is important to have a seminar like GIC which brings together industry and academia and makes sure that technology reaches classrooms. He opened the topic Digital Assurance to all the speakers and shared his views on digitization by pointing out how babies  born in today’s age are digital already.

Mr. Anshoo Gaur, CEO and founder Praavega Systems Private Ltd. the chief guest for the seminar made his presentation on  ”Digitally  Yours-Mr. Innovation ”which was  immensely informative .He started off by referring to Bob Dylan’s song “The times they are a changin” and connecting it to how everything around us is changing and how technology turns scarce into abundant .He discussed how technology is changing exponentially and not linearly,  and entering a world of exponential technologies like 3D printing, Artificial Intelligence ,Virtual Reality, robots and many more. Therefore the idea he brought forth was to analyse the inevitable change in terms of dematerializing, demonetizing, democratization and assess the challenges associated with them, leaving us with a quote by A. Lincoln – “The best way to predict your future is to create it”. The next speaker was Mr. Jagdish Avachat, AVP Persistent Systems, who explained digital architecture, digital revolution, digital transformation, Threat-digital disruption and digital obsolescence and emphasised on how data chaos has to be converted into digital operating model, followed by which Mr. Aditya Garg, founder QA Agility Technology Ltd. Made a speech on Rise and Rise of Digital testing referencing relevant videos. Mr. Anant Varade , Senior VP enterprise, Seed infotech, enlightened the students about the various tools and techniques needed to bring about a smooth transition towards a true digital world. Mr. Surajit Das, Agile Ambassador, presented “Agile: Innovation, machine for digital assurance” with the help of innovations in sports, establishing a link between team work and adaptability. He cited examples of innovations in team sports and examples in individual sports and compared them drawing our attention towards the fact that the number of innovations in team sports are more than that in individual sports owing to purpose, shared values , creative abrasion , thus linking it to agile which brings people together for innovations and makes a team more resilient and adaptable  towards change.

Leo Paulose, Innovation Expert, Amdocs , presented “Digital innovation – The last emperor of digital era” with relatable examples and significant industry relevance. He emphasized on disruptive innovations and sought examples of how disruptions have toppled a lot of existing technologies, such as films once used for photography are no longer used with the invent of digital cameras. He mentioned how one change triggers a lot of other changes and that changes are not confined to just a single domain but is everywhere including funding, medicine, operations etc. one such change being an almost free route to a start up. He ended his speech by urging businesses to accept change and study the market and disrupt for a better tomorrow.