In­dia Elec­tron­ics Week 2018 Driv­ing Technology, In­no­va­tion & In­vest­ment for Smart Prod­ucts

Few things that set the last edi­tion of In­dia Elec­tron­ics Week (IEW) apart were 150-plus speak­ers, 3,000-plus con­fer­ence del­e­gates, over 30 per cent of vis­i­tors trav­eled from out­side Kar­nataka for the show, and last but not the least: over 35 per cent wer

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After the suc­cess of the last two edi­tions of In­dia Elec­tron­ics Week (IEW), EFY Group brings to you the third edi­tion on the same theme, ‘In­vest in In­dia’, to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of In­dia’s elec­tron­ics in­dus­try and show­case its ca­pa­bil­i­ties to the world. This week-long cel­e­bra­tion will be trig­gered by small events held in key cities across In­dia, and will cul­mi­nate in the main B2B in­dus­try event.

Nine rea­sons why you should not at­tend IEW

We spoke to a few mem­bers of the tech com­mu­nity to un­der­stand why they had not at­tended ear­lier edi­tions of or In­dia Elec­tron­ics Week (IEW). Our aim was to iden­tify the most com­mon rea­sons and share them with you, so that if you too had sim­i­lar rea­sons, you may choose not to at­tend 2018. This is what they shared…

1. Tech­nolo­gies like IoT, AI and em­bed­ded sys­tems have no fu­ture.

Frankly, I have NO in­ter­est in new tech­nolo­gies like In­ter­net of Things (IoT), ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, etc. I don’t think these will ever take off, or be­come crit­i­cal enough to af­fect my or­gan­i­sa­tion or my ca­reer.

2. I see no point in at­tend­ing tech events.

What’s the point in in­vest­ing en­ergy and re­sources to at­tend such events? I would rather wait and watch—let oth­ers take the lead. Why take the ini­tia­tive to un­der­stand new tech­nolo­gies, their im­pact and busi­ness mod­els?

3. My boss does not like me.

My boss is not fond of me and doesn’t re­ally want me to grow pro­fes­sion­ally. And when she came to know that IEW 2018 is an event that can help me ad­vance my ca­reer, she can­celled my ap­pli­ca­tion to at­tend it. Thank­fully, she is at­tend­ing the event! Look for­ward to a hol­i­day at work.

4. I hate in­no­va­tors!

Oh my! In­dian start-ups are plan­ning to give LIVE demon­stra­tions at IEW 2018? I find that hard to be­lieve. Worse, if my boss sees these, he will ex­pect me to cre­ate in­no­va­tive stuff too. I bet­ter find a way to keep him from at­tend­ing.

5. I am way too BUSY.

I am just too busy with my on­go­ing projects. They just don’t seem to be get­ting over. Once I catch up, I’ll in­vest some time in en­hanc­ing my knowl­edge and skills, and fig­ure out how to meet my dead­lines.

6. I only like at­tend­ing ven­dor events.

Can you imag­ine an event where most of the speak­ers are not ven­dors? Where most talks will not be by peo­ple try­ing to sell their prod­ucts? How bor­ing! I can’t imag­ine why any­one would want to at­tend such an event. I love sales talks, and I am sure ev­ery­body else does too. So IEW is a big ‘no-no’ for me.

7. I don’t think I need hands-on knowl­edge.

I don’t see any value in the tech work­shops be­ing or­gan­ised at IEW. Why would any­one want hands-on knowl­edge? Isn’t brows­ing the Net and watch­ing YouTube videos a bet­ter al­ter­na­tive?

8. I love my of­fice!

Why do peo­ple leave the com­fort of their of­fices and weave through that ter­ri­ble traf­fic to at­tend a tech­ni­cal event? They must be crazy. What’s the big deal in lis­ten­ing to ex­perts or net­work­ing with peers? I’d rather en­joy the cof­fee and the cool com­fort of my of­fice, and learn ev­ery­thing by brows­ing the Net!

9. I pre­fer for­eign events.

While IEW’s was voted the ‘World’s No.1 IoT event’ on, I don’t see much value in at­tend­ing such an event in In­dia—and that, too, one that’s be­ing put to­gether by an In­dian or­gan­iser. Naah! I would rather at­tend such an event in Europe.

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