IoT- In­dia of To­mor­row

“Be­ing a neu­tral body we feel we are a credible voice to tell peo­ple it is not for our per­sonal in­ter­est but for ev­ery­body in­ter­est…” says Rishi Bhatnagar, Chair­per­son IET IoT Panel

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“Be­ing a neu­tral body we feel we are a credible voice to tell peo­ple it is not for our per­sonal in­ter­est but for...

IoT is In­dia’s fu­ture. In­ter­net of things is the strat­egy to gain progress and make coun­try smart, and it can be any­thing, a sys­tem of in­ter­re­lated com­put­ing de­vices, me­chan­i­cal and dig­i­tal ma­chines, ob­jects, an­i­mals or peo­ple, so when every­thing will be con­nected it will make world even smaller and man­age­able. To ad­dress the vast op­por­tu­ni­ties in IoT, The In­sti­tu­tion of En­gi­neer­ing and Tech­nol­ogy (IET) has called upon an IoT panel. In an in­ter­view Rishi Bhatnagar, Chair­per­son IET IoT Panel, talked to DQ Chan­nels about what’s IET IoT panel is do­ing for fu­ture.

What is the agenda of IoT panel?

IET is 143 years old in­sti­tu­tion for en­gi­neers. As a neu­tral body, it’s no profit kind. We are try­ing to see how can we bring in­dus­tries to­gether and see how we can pre­pare In­dia for the revo­lu­tion com­ing called IoT, how we can utilise it for skill de­vel­op­ment, how we can see what the in­dus­try; what govern­ment; what academia should be do­ing and let peo­ple know what IoT is. Be­ing a neu­tral body we feel we are a credible voice to tell peo­ple it is not for our per­sonal in­ter­est, but for ev­ery­body’s in­ter­est to bring vol­un­teers on both and let the world know what revo­lu­tion is com­ing and let’s pre­pare for it.

There are a num­ber of is­sues to be worked on, name three ma­jor is­sues which should be ad­dressed im­me­di­ately?

There are mul­ti­ple is­sues, but I per­son­ally feel that while peo­ple are talk­ing about con­nec­tiv­ity and about stan­dards, I will men­tion only two things, I feel that peo­ple are not talk­ing about and work­ing on it, first is on the skill re­quire­ment and le­gal law. When In­ter­net of Things hap­pens, we are try­ing to com­bine 4 in­dus­tries, for e.g. I am wear­ing a de­vice, this de­vice is get­ting con­nected to a com­mu­ni­ca­tion chan­nel to a cen­tralised lo­ca­tion to a data cen­tre, that data cen­tre and so­lu­tion cen­tre are man­aged by an IT com­pany and then you have an in­dus­try, so instead of a de­vice the con­nec­tiv­ity provider, the op­er­a­tor, IP ad­dress provider the so­lu­tion de­vel­op­ment provider and 4th is the health care in­dus­try, when 4 of them com­bine to­gether need a dif­fer­ent kind of reg­u­la­tory re­quire­ment, which we don’t have. For in­stance, if a driver­less car hit a per­son whom are you go­ing to find, who will go to jail, as it is a driver­less car. We have to start thinking about those cases that are not in ex­is­tence. The le­gal law has to hap­pen in that case. And the sec­ond thing is to de­velop those so­lu­tions, as there are skilled peo­ple, who will un­der­stand there is man­u­fac­tur­ing of de­vice con­nec­tiv­ity in 4 dif­fer­ent in­dus­tries and try­ing to curb into one so­lu­tion. So you need peo­ple who are skilled. And there will be le­gal is­sues, for which new laws are to be de­vel­oped and the sec­ond thing is that for skilled peo­ple, these are two ar­eas I be­lieve not much is hap­pen­ing. We are small IT or­gan­i­sa­tion try­ing to ed­u­cate and de­velop.

IET IoT panel has started a credit pro­gram, tell us more about it?

We have launched our first credit course. There is one univer­sity in Chennai, for which we have cre­ated a one credit course for IoT, they are do­ing it with sec­ond year B. Tech stu­dents and we have iden­ti­fied around 30 stu­dents, with which we are tak­ing 60 hrs kind of course, this in­clude class­room and lab ses­sions. And it is to im­prove skill set knowl­edge in the stu­dents, it is first credit pro­gramme, we are look­ing for­ward to ex­pand­ing it, as we are plan­ning to talk to HRD Min­istry and more job cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties will be there.

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