CSI holds its an­nual con­fer­ence ‘IT2020’ at IIT Mum­bai

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The Com­puter So­ci­ety of In­dia (CSI), Mum­bai Chap­ter along with UBM In­dia hosted IT2020, its flag­ship event at VMCC, IIT Mum­bai on Fe­bru­ary, 27 and 28, 2014. The theme for the event was ‘ Tech­nol­ogy - Now De­liv­er­ing Value.’ Keep­ing with evolv­ing trends in tech­nol­ogy, the con­fer­ence was made up of six tracks: Har­vest­ing Big Data, IT for busi­ness ex­cel­lence, gov­er­nance, risk and com­pli­ance, lev­er­ag­ing mo­bile com­put­ing, cloud com­put­ing and ed­u­ca­tion.

The con­fer­ence aimed at of­fer­ing sev­eral ad­van­tages to all IT stake­hold­ers. Ac­cord­ing to the or­ga­niz­ers, cor­po­rates could hope to lever­age cut­ting- edge IT in­dus­try trends and gain in­dus­try spe­cific ex­per­tise, apart from hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to de­velop their pro­fes­sional net­works. For stu­dents, the con­fer­ence of­fered par­tic­i­pa­tion cer­tifi­cates that would help them in their ca­reers.

The con­fer­ence boasted of a galaxy of in­dus­try and academia stal­warts ad­dress­ing var­i­ous tracks.

Ra­jesh Ag­gar­wal, IAS Sec­re­tary, Govern­ment of Ma­ha­rash­tra was the key­note speaker. Other no­table speak­ers in­cluded Dr. Deepak Phatak, (Re­cip­i­ent of Padma Shri) IIT Bom­bay; Prashun Datta, CIO, Tata Power; Dr. A.K. Hirve CGM, IT Dept, RBI; and other in­dus­try lead­ers from var­i­ous seg­ments.

Dilip Ganer­i­wal, Chair­man, CSI – Mum­bai Chap­ter said, “This con­fer­ence ad­dressed the needs of IT pro­fes­sion­als, stu­dents and in­dus­try, en­abling all stake­hold­ers to get more from their IT in­vest­ments. The con­fer­ence was en­vi­sioned to set IT roadmap ahead till 2020.”

Part­ners at the event in­cluded Nx­tGen, Con­tact Sin­ga­pore, Vista In­fosec, W3C, Aashna Cloudtech, Zenith, Tata Te­le­ser­vices, Stel­lar Data Re­cov­ery, and D-Link Academy.

The Com­puter So­ci­ety of In­dia (CSI) was es­tab­lished in 1965 and has con­trib­uted in guid­ing In­dian IT in­dus­try since then. CSI has 72 chap­ters, more than 500 stu­dent branches and more than 100,000 mem­bers, in­clud­ing fa­mous IT in­dus­try lead­ers, sci­en­tists and aca­demi­cians.

The Mum­bai chap­ter is one of the leading chap­ters of the Com­puter So­ci­ety of In­dia (CSI). The chap­ter is the epi­cen­tre of host of ac­tiv­i­ties con­ducted for its mem­bers. CSI-Mum­bai con­ducts tech­ni­cal and non-tech­ni­cal pro­fes­sional cour­ses and fo­cuses on ca­reer en­hance­ment and knowl­edge shar­ing among IT pro­fes­sion­als.

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