NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ‘Advancements in Information Technology: Business & Societal Perspectives’ @ SMS Varanasi


One Day National Seminar on ‘Advancements in Information Technology: Business & Societal Perspectives’ organized by the School of Management Sciences (SMS) Varanasi, the Chief Guest Prof S K Kak (Former VC-MMTU NOIDA), a well-known figure in the Academia, urged the young generation to use the Information Technology (IT) for creating a better, safer and a smarter society. Speaking further, he said that we should understand our impending roles in such a creation which could lead the country to scale greater heights technologically. He said, today the mobile phone serves as a replacement for so many things of daily use and has occupied an emotional place in life, however, we should limit our identity to the emerging technologies as there is another side of the coin too! IT has to be understood in individual as well as social terms. The key issue is ‘crime’ using IT, a social disruption and that’s why such programmes must bring out initiatives to curb the menace, he added. He also exclaimed that ‘life skills’ are absent in India and it is here we need to transform our IT based education.

The Guest of Honour, Mr. SachinRane (Sr. VP, Datamatics Global services) opined on the use of analytics as a part of modern management involving IT that is bringing enormous challenges and opportunities to us. He said that the major problem in India is the IT infrastructure which must be improved soon to enable our competitive advantage further. He highlighted the trinity of success – the Knowledge management, Consumer feedback and Market Simulation & Forecasting for the industry. He insisted on the need for global designing with local manufacturing. He said that social media has infact made the people more ‘un-social’.

Earlier the Director of the Institute Prof. P N Jha welcomed the dignitaries to this event. There were participants not only from few places in India but also abroad like Libya, Mauritius, Nigeria etc. who presented their research findings in the Technical Session coordinated by Dr. Aditya Kumar Gupta (Asstt Prof., SMS). The Inaugural Session was coordinated by Dr. (Mrs) PallaviPathak while the plenary session was coordinated by Dr. AbhishekSrivastava (both Asstt Profs, SMS).

The Valedictory Session was addressed by the Chief Guest of this session, Prof. Rajeev Tripathi (Director MNNIT-Allahabad). He stressed on the fact that one must not get away from reading original text books as they help in innovative thought development which is necessary in IT. He stressed on the importance of ‘communication’ for better career prospects. He urged the students and participants to develop their IT skills for a better living!

The Seminar briefing was given by Mr. Anand P Dube (Assoc Prof, SMS). The Vote of thanks was presented in the inaugural and valedictory sessions by Mr. SS Srivastava (Assoc Prof, SMS) and Prof. KS Mishra (Dean-Systems & IT) respectively. The Guests were felicitated by Prof PN Jha. The Executive Secretary Dr MP Singh, the Registrar Mr Sanjay Gupta, Dean (R&D) Prof Alok Kumar, Dean (DSA) Prof. Sandeep Singh along with other faculty members were also present on the occasion. At the end, the participants and paper presenters were given the Certificates by Prof. Rajeev Tripathi.

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