BICSI, the premier association supporting advancements in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), concluded the BICSI India District Technology Conclave 2019 showcasing innovations in digital transformation and enhanced ICT capability. Co-working spaces, IoT, Automated infrastructure management, POE lighting, Firestopping & ICT infrastructure testing were among the key learning areas at the conference, as technology leaders demonstrated how advanced ICT technologies are simplifying operations, delivering new levels of efficiency and performance, while reducing cost and complexity.
“As new business requirements continue to evolve, ICT is rapidly advancing in a landscape of emerging technologies,” said Mr. Ninad Desai, District Chair, BICSI India. The intricacies of today’s networks are extensive and to meet these new set of challenges, it is important that ICT professionals are equipped to manage disruptive technologies and transform ICT networks that are built for tomorrow’s demands, he added.
Eminent speakers delivered interactive demonstrations, business technology presentations, technology insights, case studies and opinions.
The keynote address by Mr. Deben Moza Executive Director – Head of Project Management Services, Knight Frank India, illuminated on why a flexible and robust ICT Infrastructure is imperative to transform co-working spaces into smarter, compelling and interactive set-up. Mr. Bala Chitoor, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Flamenco Tech and guest of honour at the conference, highlighted how IoT can help organizations improve efficiency, asset utilization and productivity.
Delivering the vote of thanks, Mr. Ketan Kothari, Immediate Past District Chair, presented broad perspective of BICSI and how it is consistently building an ecosystem of collaborative learning and skilling.
The conference acknowledged the achievements of ICT professionals in achieving the coveted BICSI credentials and felicitated Mr. Manoj Bawishi (RCDD), Mr. Vinodh B (DCDC) & Mr. Sudhesh MD (DCDC) for successfully achieving professional excellence and benefitting from the districts “Learn To Succeed” programmes. Ms. Divya Umesh Godse, India finalist at the Worldskills 2019, Kazan, Russia event was also felicitated for her performance in Information Network Cabling category. WorldSkills is the global hub of skills excellence and development that brings together educators, industry, governments and international organizations and develops skills through global training standards & benchmarking systems, while enhancing industry engagement.
An ICT IQ quiz on testing the understanding of ICT terminologies & industry best practices was conducted online for the very first time and evoked an enthusiastic response from the audience.
The conference featured presentations by:
Mr. Ashok Srinivasan, RCDD, Technical Director, CommScope on how the infrastructure has evolved from a simple Ethernet connectivity to a network that drives the economy of not just the business, but also public life at large.
Mr. Manish Agarwal, Sr. Sales Director – India & SAARC, Industrial & Enterprise Solution, Belden, on IoT: The new convergence and the challenges it brings.
Mr. Shajan George, Technical Director, R&M, on RJ45 Cat.8: a topic for LAN.
Mr. Narendra Vasandani, RCDD, Technical Manager- India and Middle East, Siemon, on considerations for PoE lighting: cabling infrastructure design.
Mr. Sachin Sehgal, National Sales Manager, Fluke Networks, on how IoT changes the networking landscape and why testing matters.
Mr. Neeraj Nayyar, Strategic Business Developer, Hilti India Pvt Ltd, on mitigation of fire risk and airflow challenges by firestop solutions.