It is commonly said that “We do not only use technology, but we live technology!”
On 18th July 2020, the Department of Information Technology took a step ahead in bringing forward something that could be of great knowledge for all the budding professionals and give them considerable insights on Industry 4.0.
The department conducted a webinar on “Embracing job opportunities in Industry 4.0” with Management Programme in Information Technology for all those techno-crat graduates and aspirants willing to pursue their career with the Management Programme in Information Technology.
The theme of the webinar was based on providing insights on various job opportunities that are available in the field of Data Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Industry 4.0.
Mr. Abhishek Ray Chaudhury, an Alumnus of PGDM-IT (Batch 2013-15), working as a Senior Consultant at Luxoft. The other prominent speaker at the webinar was Sri. Debtanu Paul, Global Head-Talent Development (Technology) at TCS.
The webinar was coordinated by Dr. Rik Das and it covered important aspects of Industry 4.0. The webinar was attended by Fr. (Dr.) Joseph Marianus Kujur S.J, Director XISS; Fr. Pradeep Kerketta S.J, Assistant Director XISS; Fr. Francis David Kullu S.J., Finance Officer XISS; Dr. Mahua Banerjee, Head of Programme (IT Programme); Dr. Amar E. Tigga, Professor XISS along with other Head of Programmes of the Institute as well as students from XISS and other Institutes.
The opening note was initiated by Dr. Rik Das where he introduced everyone to the webinar, following which Director XISS, Fr. Joseph Marianus Kujur S.J. shared considerable insight on the topic talking about the various job opportunities that are available in the market, sighting the difference in the Job patterns that are affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Fr. Pradeep Kerketta S.J, in his address, mentioned the ethical practices that need to be considered while working in the industry and the various job opportunities that are available if one is an IT professional. Following this, Fr. Francis David Kullu S.J. also talked about the fusion of Digitalisation, where technology rules our lives and the advantage of having a good techno-managerial knowledge can help one stand out in this competitive market environment.
Dr. Mahua Banerjee also provided her insights on, why one should choose Information Technology as a career option and the ways, how technology has overruled all other platforms in the industrial front. Professor SR Roy, one of the faculty from the Department of Information Technology also talked about Industrial Revolution that took place over time.
Sri. Debtanu Paul, one of the prominent speaker covered important aspects on “Uncovering Opportunities in Industry 4.0”. He also talked about Connected Computing Power through Abundance, Automation and Experience. Saying that ‘Data is Pervasive’ he also explained how physical and virtual value chain play a crucial role and how one can use it to find and seek opportunities to excel significantly.
“Opportunities that never existed are there today!” he added. Selection of significant tools and reimagining the economy with three important C’s called Creative thinking, Collaboration and Communication, can help one find opportunities and exploit it the most to excel.
Abhishek Ray Chaudhury also talked about “Career Modelling in an evolving technology landscape”, where he said that “As opportunities are many, to choose the best is still the difficult task in this technology driven market.”
“Career is a discovery process which evolves with time” he added. He also talked about various career options that are available in today’s time if one is an IT professional, sighting some like, Analytics, Block chains, Web developer and many more. The feild of IT if blended with other industrial domains like Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management and many more can be a very good mixture to excel in Career. Since there are ample opportunities, one must map their skills and interests areas and take up the ‘Wheel balancing techniques’ to map what one wants and how can that be achieved.
The webinar was of great learning for all and ended with the Vote of Thanks being delivered by Dr. Rik Das, following which the court was open for the audience to ask questions to the speakers, taking it as an opportunity to learn more for near future.
The webinar laid considerable insights on why IT is the best career option one can look for, as the blend of technology with other domains can certainly be a good career plan.
The webinar was also attended by Faculty from IT Programme namely Professor S.N. Singh, Professor S.R. Roy, Professor Sarbjeet Prasad, Dr. Madhumita Singha, Professor Viplava Thakur and Mr. Himanshu Mohanta.