In this news, we discuss the ICT Academy Organized Global Technology Forum 2020 – The Mega 5 Days Virtual Conference.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (NewsView) ICT Academy organized “Global Technology Forum 2020 ”, a 5-day mega technology conference from October 14 to 18, 2020. The virtual conference aimed to promote research activities on innovation and Technology, which hosted article presentations, presentation sessions and tutorial sessions featuring various global experts from multiple industries. The 4 conferences, namely “International Conference on AI, Robotics and Automation (ICARA 2020), International Conference on Signals, Communication and Embedded Systems (ICSCES 2020), International Conference on Advances in Sensors, Energy and Hybrid Vehicles (ICSEHV 2020) and International Conference on Advances in IoT, High Performance and Edge Computing (ICIHPE 2020) ”brought together researchers, scientists and academics presenting their research, the best of which were presented in ICTACT journals (listed in group 1 of the list UGC-CARE).
GTF2020 welcomed 4 internationals Technology 5-day lectures featuring 51 keynote speakers, 21 international speakers, 10 in-depth technical tutorials, a power panel discussion, and over 300 technical research paper presentations on emerging technologies including AI, automation, IOT, sensors, communication systems and hybrid vehicles. More than 5,000 intellectuals, practitioners, researchers, academics, technology experts and industry gurus from around the world exchanged ideas and advancements in these emerging technologies. Thiru RB Udhayakumar, Honorable Minister of Revenue, Disaster Management and Information Technology, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, inaugurated the World International Conference Technology Forum 2020 (GTF 2020) and published the conference proceedings booklet. Dr TG Vinay IAS District Collector of Madurai received the first copy of the conference proceedings booklet. Thiru. Hans Raj Verma IAS, Additional Chief Secretary – Tamil Nadu IT Department delivered the special speech, Thiru. Lakshmi Narayanan, President, ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu gave the opening speech and Thiru M Sivakumar, CEO of ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu gave the closing speech.
Thiru RB Udhayakumar, the Honorable Minister of Information Technology, in the inaugural speech, mentioned that the state of Tamil Nadu is a leader in India, in terms of e-governance, IT and BPM exports, the number of globally recognized SAAS companies attract investments globally and create job opportunities. In addition, he elaborated on the various initiatives of the government of Tamil Nadu in realizing the vision of Tamil Nadu start-up and innovation policy to establish, support infrastructure and strengthen the existing mechanism in the areas of action such as IOT and artificial intelligence. The Honorable Minister of Information Technology expressed his pleasure to participate in this Global Forum and appreciated the Tamil Nadu ICT Academy for launching an innovative initiative to minimize the gap between industry and academia through technology, even in times of pandemic. Thiru Hans Raj Verma IAS, Additional Chief Secretary – Informatics, Government of Tamil Nadu, mentioned in his special speech that the future belongs to the brave, visionaries and opinion leaders. He said: “GTF2020 is a perfect platform to elevate the vision of the nation. The Honorable Prime Minister of India has made a clear call to make India Atmanirbhar. The Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu gave a mandate to the IT department to equip Tamil Nadu’s youth with the future skills of today. In this context, GTF2020 is of considerable importance. We need to create more of such ecosystems that ensure that the aspirations of young people are met. We need to look to the future to make the skills in demand available to all young people in the country. Thiru Lakshmi Narayanan, President of Tamil Nadu ICT Academy and Cognizant Vice President Emeritus, in his opening speech, said that the State of Tamil Nadu and India had played a vital role in information growth Technology industry in the country. India is recognized as one of the leading countries in technology. The software service industry in India is well known around the world, and members of the Tamil Nadu educated community have spread their wings across the globe and are contributing to the impact of technology on industry and society. ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu since its inception 12 years ago, has transitioned from the beginning with capacity building, development and teacher training in engineering schools, and is now turning into capacity building to a higher level; capacity building not in terms of teaching, training and learning, but also in the areas of research. He said that under the leadership of the IT department of the government of Tamil Nadu, the Tamil Nadu ICT Academy is also embarking on a major initiative to support electronics manufacturing.
Mr. Sivakumar, CEO of Tamil Nadu ICT Academy, while thanking the speakers and delegates, said that this event will bring great technological knowledge to the participants and expressed his gratitude to the researchers for submitting their technical papers which would have an impact on global transformation. The conference included technical sessions on advanced technologies such as 6G, IoT, Edge Computing, AI, Blockchain and Neural Networks moderated by global technology experts from Stanford University, USA, Lawrence Technological University, USA, Nottingham Trent University, UK, Imperial College London, UK, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, University of Melbourne, Australia, University of New South Wales, Australia, University of Brescia, Italy, Anna University, India, and Visvesvaraya University of Technology, India.
Prof KK Aggarwal, Chairman, National Board of Accreditation, Government of India, Dr Rajendra Kumar IAS, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Informatics (MeitY), Government of India, R Ramanan, Director of mission – Mission Atal Innovation, NITI AAYOG, Government of India, Sunita Sanghi, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, Tmt. P Ramana Saraswathi IAS, Co-Director of e-Governance and Co-Director General, TNEGA, Government of Tamil Nadu and Thiru M Vijayakumar IAS, Managing Director, Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited, Government of Tamil Nadu, India were the decision-makers from the Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu who delivered remarks at the Global Technology Forum. At the opening of the opening speech of the second day, Professor KK Aggarwal said that the combination of advanced technologies such as AI, IoT, blockchain, etc., will create great wonders in the world in which we live in. By 2024, we may not be talking about AI because it would have been one of the things we use in our daily lives. On the third day, Dr Rajendra Kumar IAS, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Informatics (MeitY), Government of India, explained that the Aadhar platform enabled all major government departments in India to provide services to citizens without papers or books. , and reiterated that Aadhar is a major step towards the Digital India Initiative. ELCOT Managing Director Thiru M Vijayakumar IAS proudly stated that Tamil Nadu has an inherent culture of creating thought leaders for the world.
On the fourth day, Mr. R Ramanan, Mission Director – Atal Innovation Mission explained the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in India, quoting the Prime Minister’s speech in Atmanirbhar Bharat on self-sufficiency in India. While Ms. Sunita Sanghi from the Government of India’s Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship expressed her view that governments around the world are changing their policies to make the most of Industry 4.0 technologies. Finally, the day ended with a keynote from Tmt. P Ramana Saraswathi IAS, Co-Director of e-Governance and Co-Director General, TNEGA, Government of Tamil Nadu, explaining how the Government of Tamil Nadu is leading as a pioneer in technology-based initiatives through TNeGA. The last day of the conference was marked by a Power Panel Discussion on the role of academia in the future of research. This exclusive power panel brought insights into the areas of the changing role of academia in research, the future of research, academic collaboration in industrial research. The panel speakers were Prof. MK Surappa, Vice Chancellor, Anna University, India, Dr Karisiddappa, Vice Chancellor, Visvesvaraya Technological University, India, Haridas Menon U, Head – HR, TCS Research & Org. Infra., Dr Anbu Rathinavel, Design Director, Intellect Design Arena Ltd., Dr G Sainarayanan, General Manager, HCL Technologies Ltd.
Dr Anbuthambi Bhojarajan, President, ICT Academy, delivered the closing speech and presented the awards for the best technical paper to the researchers. He thanked the stakeholders for making this program a great success with more than 5000 participants from all over the world. The conference also featured technical tutorials provided by industry experts from Autodesk, Automation Anywhere, Cisco, MathWorks, Oracle, VMware and academic experts from Saudi Arabia. Partners of the virtual event include the Sona College of Technology, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, KSR Institutions, Gitam University, Muthayammal Engineering Institutions, Mathworks, Oracle Academy, Autodesk and Dassault Systemes. The Australian government and the Kingdom of Morocco were the partner countries of the conference.
The event was organized on a technological virtual platform with participants from all over the world. For more details on the event, please visit gtf2020.ictacademy.in.
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