CSI50 National Convention on ‘ICT- Bridging the future’

CSI@50 National Convention


Hyderabad, October 15, 2014: Computer Society of India (CSI) in association with Government of Telangana, Hysea, DRDO, JNTU and GNIT will host a 2 days Student conference (December 10th & 11th) , 1-day e-Gov Knowledge Sharing Session (Dec 12) and the 3 days GOLDEN JUBILEE convention (Dec 12-14) in the city of Hyderabad.

CSI also announced the creation of new CSI@50 global convention website http://www.csi-2014.org/. The website was unveiled and launched by Sri Dr. Rajiv Sharma, IAS Chief Secretary to Government of Telangana, Sri Harpreet Singh IAS, Secretary (IT&C) to GoTS, and Prof. Rameshwara Rao, VC-JNTU were also present on this occasion.

Over 2500 students from across the country and 1000+ delegates from the industry, academia, and research institutions will be participating in this convention that will underline research, development and implementations of Emerging ICT applications. Heads of various ICT departments from the state and central government are also expected to attend conference.

About the Conference
Student Conference- Campus to Corporate & Beyond: Dr. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India will deliver the inaugural address at the student conference. The conference to be held at the Guru Nanak Institutions Technical Campus will delve on Career options & Entrepreneurship.

The main Golden Jubilee Conference ‘ICT- Opportunities in Digital India' from 12-14th December at the JNTU Campus will be inaugurated by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communications & IT and Law & Justice, GoI. He will also deliver the inaugural speech. This will be followed by a keynote Address by Dr. Avinash Chander, Secretary Department of Defence R&D, DG R&D and SA to RM on ‘Digital India- challenges and opportunities ahead'. Other topics to be deliberated on include Rural ICT, Technology enablement in education, Enterprise networks & Data Handling and entrepreneurial opportunities. The conference will also include a special session with a panel of CIOs from leading corporations.

CSI special interest group on e-Governance will hold a Knowledge Sharing Summit on 12th December, at JNTU, for senior government officials from central and state governments. Discussion topics will include e-Governance 2.0, Digital Telangana- the road ahead, and Integrating e-gov applications.

CSI-2014 also invites original research pertaining to Emerging ICT for Bridging Future on the following topics (but not limited to): ICT- in Agriculture, Education, Governance, Rural Development, Industry, SME Management, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logistics, Security Challenges, Broadband and Wireless Technologies. The selected paper will be published by the internationally recognized Springer.

The organisers have also announced a unique Hackathon competition for students, to be organised by HyderabadHackers.in. This will be held simultaneously in 30 colleges. Winners from this round will have an opportunity to interact with Former President Abdul Kalam, and also compete n the final round at IIIT-H for a top prize money of Rs. 1, 00,000.

Talking about the objective of the 5 Day CSI@50 CSI Student Conference and Golden Jubilee K Mohan Raidu, Convenor, CSI Golden Jubilee Event 2014 said "We are delighted to celebrate our 50 years in Hyderabad. It is a proud moment for each one of us. This is a convergence of past present and the future".

Citing the birth and the first annual convention of CSI that kicked of 50 years ago in Hyderabad, Conference Chair JA Chowdary said "CSI@50 is very special for all of us and it provides us an unique opportunity for each one of us to examine realities ICT industry over these years and debate how future scenarios can be shaped with Government, Public and Private partnerships".

It is a favorable moment to share the current trends and discuss newer opportunities in ICT both at the academic level and in the Industry which will shape the generation next and make India a ‘Digital Powerhouse'. J A Chowdary added.

Eminent Personalities from different Departments from Government of India, Corporate Honchos, Chairman, CXOs, and CEOs from companies like Microsoft, Google, Wipro and many well known company's executives will participate and address key sessions. The conference will exhibit dynamic industry showcases, demonstrating growth, opportunities, innovative applications and technologies. Startup and innovation will be the key focus at these exhibits.

The registration for the conference is open the details of which is available at the website www.csi-2014.org

About Computer Society of India
Born in 1965 Computer Society of India (CSI) has grown to an enviable size of 100,000 strong members consisting of professionals with varied backgrounds including Software developers, Scientists, Academicians, Project Managers, CIO's , CTO's & IT vendors to just name a few. It has spread its branches all over the country. CSI boasts than 500 student branches with its footprints across 73 different locations. CSI has plans of opening many more chapters & activity centers in smaller towns and cities of the country. The core mission of CSI is to spread the knowledge, and provide opportunities to as many interested as possible.

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