The Department of Computer Applications of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management & Technology (GGNIMT), Civil Lines Ludhiana organized a webinar on “Digital Innovations in the World”

500 participants including students, professionals, academicians and technocrats joined the session to learn how companies across the world are transforming their digital operations to become the world’s most successful tech giants.

Dr. S.P Singh, President, Gujranwala Khalsa Educational Council (GKEC) and Former Vice- Chancellor, GNDU, Amristar welcomed the eminent guests & participants to the webinar. He said that, “We’re now living in the age of digital Darwinism, where you evolve or you become irrelevant.”

 While introducing the Webinar, Prof. Manjit Singh Chabbra, Director, GGNIMT said that digital technologies impact innovation in all sectors of the economy, including traditional ones such as agriculture, the automotive industry, and retail. He mentioned that it is the digital innovation that has lead the education industry to survive this pandemic.

Prof. Satinderjit Singh, Head, Dept. of Computer Applications presented the rationale of the webinar. Elaborating on the theme with respect to innovation in Agriculture, he said that in 1950 we struggled to feed 3 billion, while in 2050 we would be feeding 9 billion, that too with much lesser land availability with the help of innovation in Gene editing and bio technology.

Mr. Rajesh Patil, Director, Qualcomm India was the Chief Guest. He deliberated in length on “5G and  Cellular IoT” during his inaugural address . “Digital transformation is the cultural, organizational and operational change of an organization, industry or ecosystem through a smart integration of digital technologies, processes and competencies across all levels and functions in a staged and strategic way”, he said. Mr. Patil highlighted that 5G is the open innovation platform that enables society to take the leap towards a smarter, safer and sustainable future. He described the digital services – Industry 4.0  as the combination of  cloud computing, artificial intelligence , Iot and 5G.

Mrs. Akhila VijayKumar, Senior Consultant, CBEEV, IIT Madras was the next key speaker. She presented her views on ‘Electronic Vehicle Infrastructure Integration”. She explained that New electric vehicles are more powerful, affordable, safer, and reliable. “EV Nearly every automobile manufacturer in the world is pursuing EV technology, and many other industries are looking for ways to adapt the science for their own products”, she further mentioned.

“Innovations and trends in technology have a direct impact on digital security”, said  Mr. K. N. Rai, Director (Security),  Bihar,  Dept of Telecom, Govt. of India , the next key panelist who dealt in detail on “ Network Security”.He informed that the Network security is needed to protect our workstations from harmful spyware and to ensure that shared data is kept secure. He elaborated that  Network security infrastructure provides several levels of protection to prevent MiM attacks by breaking down information into numerous parts, encrypting these parts and transmitting them through independent paths thus preventing cases like eavesdropping

Arvinder Singh, Hony. General Secretary, GKEC  said that embracing innovative digital technologies will  help save cost, improve efficiency , enhance productivity and maintain competitive advantage apart from ensuring success.

Dr. Harpreet, Principal GGNIMT proposed the vote of thanks and concluded the session. He said, “Technology has been shaping the way we work and live for decades. As everything in our world is becoming increasingly digital, new software and applications continue to emerge and arguably make our lives easier in all aspects. ”



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