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jims rohini organized Technowhiz 2022 - 7th Annual infotech symposium

Department of Information Technology organized its 7th Annual infotech symposium TechnoWhiz2022 on Saturday, 19th February 2022 in virtual mode via Zoom Platform. Theme of this year Technowhiz was “Role of Information Technology in Renewable and Sustainable Energy”.

The event started at 10 am with an audience of more than 140 technocrats and students. In the inaugural and first technical session, proceedings were started by Mr Devesh Lowe, Assistant Professor (Department of IT). After a brief introduction to JIMS and Technowhiz, Dr. Praveen Arora (Dean of IPU affiliated programs) was invited to deliver a welcome address. Dr Praveen emphasized the need of Information Technology in every sector. She highlighted the role of IT in Wind turbine, solar energy and energy requirements in daily life. Dr. Praveen officially welcomed the gathering and all guest speakers at the symposium. Dr Pooja Jain (Director, JIMS) also addressed the gathering and focused on relevance of clean energy and its practical usage. Dr. Jain highlighted the energy needs of developing and developed economies and how this attitude towards sustainable energy has changed in past two decades.

Technical session-I was carried forward by Technical Speaker-I Mr VikramJeet Singh, Associate partner with KPMG India. He is a senior executive with more than two decades of experience. During his speech, he focused on many areas like design transformation, how technology is overshadowing markets, need of renewable power, technology adoption in renewable sector etc. He also focused on predictive modelling, data analytics, and growing demand of professionals and investment in energy sector.

His discussions were carried forward by second Technical speaker -II Mr Vinay Kumar Jain, Senior Principal Technology Architect at Infosys. He directed his talk on practical aspect of using IT in energy sector. His vision of energy in generation, transmission and distribution and all the flaws these sectors have highlighted in the past, deeply impacted audience mind. His views on digital transformation, blockchain, cloud and IoT with special reference to quantum computing and its impact on fulfilling the gap areas of energy requirements helped everyone understand this need of the hour.

Technical session II started with an inaugural address and introduction of panelist by the moderator Ms. Aakanksha Chopra,(Assistant Professor- Department of IT). Session opened with the address of Technical Speaker-III, Mr Kartik Sharma, co-founder of Dcode-AI. His address was focused on impact of artificial intelligence and AI based devices in day-to-day life and people with energy needs. He used simple examples to demonstrate the concern of the world towards renewable energy and sustainable energy.

Session was carried forward by Technical Speaker-IV, Mr Japneet Singh Chawla, Senior member of technical staff at Lambda Test, and JIMS Alumni of 2016 batch. Mr Chawla primarily narrated the impact of AI/ML in a global supply chain perspective, by presenting a case study where ML has created, and help in cutting energy requirements.

Both sessions were highly interactive and informative. Each session was followed by a Q&A session in which many students and faculty members queried about projects, placement offers and growth of IT in energy sector. Overall TechnoWhiz 2022 was highly successful which recorded participation of more than 170 under graduate students.

Learning Outcomes: 

1.      This symposium opened new doors for young minds to continue on the path of evolution, and enable our next generation to live inworld free of pollution.

2.      TechnoWhiz 2022 helped students gaining knowledge about green computing.