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Pragyan’s Youth Summit 2018 On Mission Smart Cities

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Pragyan Youth Summit is an annual forum of active discussion and debate organised by Pragyan, the techno-managerial fest of NIT, Trichy. Initiated in 2016 and having come a long way since then, the Pragyan Youth Summit 2018 is scheduled to be held on 20th January 2018 at The Westin, Chennai.

Hosting renowned technocrats and entrepreneurs, PYS 2018 is all set to offer a holistic package to the delegates comprising of a Panel Discussion, a Youth Talk, a Keynote speech, a smart city development workshop and a unique Pitchfest.

Centring around the theme, ‘Mission Smart Cities’, the Summit aims to discuss the role of emerging technologies such as Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence in the evolution of smart cities. Attendees and participants have a lot to gain from the experience as the inputs they receive from the Panel Discussion are irreplaceable.

The discussion, which will be themed ‘Changing Technology for Future Cities’, will be moderated by Mr. Samuel Raja D, founder of How India Lives, the Delhi-based data search and visualisation startup, which provides products like the Smart Cities Tracker holding a repository of data on ‘Smart Cities’.

Panellists include other technocrats and entrepreneurs including Dr. Amiya Kumar Sahu (President, National Solid Waste Association of India), Ms. Karuna Gopal (Founder, Foundation for Futuristic Cities), Mr. Amitabh Satyam (Chief Mentor, Smart City Transformations) and Mr. Srinivasa Raghavan Venkatachari (Principal Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services).

The keynote speech being delivered by Mr. Bipin Kumar, co-founder and Director at Gaia Smart Cities, is sure to give the delegates a clearer perspective on the idea of smart cities as he has been in the field of telecommunication for over 17 years. He’s also the Chairman of the Smart City Group for TEC Department of Telecom, the Ministry of Communication, Government of India.

Pitchfest, the signature feature of the summit gives students and young entrepreneurs, a platform to showcase their ideas and receive holistic feedback and recognition for the same. In line with the theme of Smart Cities mission, the Summit strives to bring out the best of ideas from the youth thus paving way for an inclusive developmental plan.

Also, considering the wide audience range of the summit, feedback can be received from all fronts resulting in a higher understanding of the flaws and finery in ideas. Additionally, participants may be rewarded with exciting opportunities for internships or incubations after their pitch.

To emphasise the power of thoughts of the youth, a young but thriving entrepreneur, Mr. Siddharth Hande, Founder and CEO of Kabadiwalla Connect, will deliver a youth talk at the Summit. The twenty minute power-packed talk delivered by the geospatial analyst and urban studies researcher is sure to inspire the attendees to look at the issues impeding India’s development from a new perspective.

To give the students a learning experience, a workshop on the development of smart cities is being organised by CISCO Systems Inc. revolving around the technology of Connected Digital Platform and Internet of Things as strategies to securely connect everything – people, data, devices and processes – for optimised efficiency. The course, requiring no prerequisite knowledge, will cover programming and architecture with CDP, among other topics.

In summary, the PYS will be a learning platform like no other, and is a must-attend for budding
entrepreneurs and technicians.

For further details, check Pragyan Youth Summit

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