Monthly Archives: May 2012

World Telecom and Information Society Day, 17 MAY 2012

May 17 is celebrated every year across the World as ‘World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)’. International Telecommunications Union (ITU), an arm of the United Nations, lays down a different theme of importance every year and discussions and brainstorming sessions are held on the theme in all member nations.

This year’s theme was Women and Girls in ICT”, aims to ensure that the vulnerable female half of the world’s population will march forward as equals.

A function organized by the MIT’s Pune MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT), Kothrud to celebrate the WTISD. It was sponsored by the Pune Centre of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (IETE). Ms.Malathi Srinivasan, Country Leader- Academic Initiative, IBM India Pvt Ltd,was the Chief Guest. Among the dignitaries who addressed the audience were Group Captain G. M. Apte, VSM, Chairman Pune Centre IETE, Ms. Malathi Srinivasan & Ms. Manju Parkhe.

Function has started with the theme speech by Group Captain G. M. Apte, VSM, Chairman Pune Centre IETE. Founder President Prof (Dr.) Vishwanath D. Karad welcomed the gathering on behalf of MITSOT and IETE. Dr.Vijay Wadhai, Principal, MIT College of Engineering Pune, read out the global address conveyed by the ITU. Ms. Malathi Srinivasan delivered Key Note address, in which she succinctly brought out the role ICT can play in improving the life of Women and Girls.

All the dignitaries were felicitated by Founder President Prof (Dr.) Vishwanath D. Karad. This was followed by a talk by Ms. Manju Parkhe, GM– Sourcing, GE Healthcare, Bangalore who shared that “ICT can deliver educational and literacy programmes specifically targeted to poor girls and women.”, it also adds value to their life and improve their earning potential.

There are number of IETE Students’ Forums (ISF) in Engineering Colleges in Pune, where students interact with each other and the Faculty to share professional knowledge and organize events to broaden their professional perspective. Pune Centre of IETE acts as a catalyst in support of these Forums. The Centre also judges the performance of the Forums and rewards those which excel.

On this occasion Certificates were distributed to MITCOE students for their Innovative Projects by the hands of Chief Guest.

This year awards were distributed for the exceptional contribution in the field of Telecommunication by the hands of the dignitaries on the dias to the following dignitaries:

“Innovation Leadership” Award to Mr. Aayush Bhatnagar, Lead Solution Architect , Rancore Technologies –for outstanding contribution in the field of “Innovation & Research – Telecommunication”

Dr. Mrs.Madhuri. A. Joshi, Dean R & D, College of Engineering, Pune for outstanding contribution in the field of “ Telecom Education”

Dr. Mrs Madhuri.B.Khambete, Principal, Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune for outstanding contribution in the field of “Telecom Education”

Projects which were exhibited during the programme was introduced by Prof. Bharati Dixit, Assistant Professor, MIT College of Engineering, Pune & an Overview of Projects given by Mr. Munir Sayyad, Rancore Technologies.

At the end of the function Dr. Sanjay Upadhye, Executive Director, MIT Pune convinced the audience about the importance of “SMILE” in human life.

Mr. Hemant M. Joshi, Telecom Leader, Deloitte Haskins & Sells, India gave Concluding Remarks & Dr. Sanjay M. Bhale, Director Academics, MITSOT, Pune offered a Vote of thanks marking the end of a successful event celebrating the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2012.

Ms.Malathi Srinivasan, Country Leader- Academic Initiative, IBM India Pvt Ltd, addressing the gathering.
Mr. Aayush Bhatnagar, Lead Solution Architect , Rancore Technologies and Dr. Sanjay M. Bhale, Director Academics, MITSOT in the audience
Ms. Manju Parkhe, GM – Sourcing, GE Healthcare, Bangalore
Ms.Malathi Srinivasan, Country Leader- Academic Initiative, IBM India Pvt Ltd felicitating Mr. Aayush Bhatnagar, Lead Solution Architect , Rancore Technologies

Written By : Milind Pande

Management Development Programme (MDP) Overview Report

Mr. Steven Henchock

MIT School of Telecom Management, organized the Two Day (11th & 12th May) Management Development Programme (MDP) on the topic “Business Analytics for the Decision Making” at ICC Tower, MCCIA ,Bajaj Board Room,Pune.The brief outline of the report is as follows.

Objective of the Programme:

Business Analytics is upcoming discipline and it has been observed that the Individuals with analytics skills are in short supply. Further the Employer demand for analytics talent is projected to intensify in coming years as the amount of data continues to grow in the IT and Telecom Industry. On the backdrop of this scenario MITSOT organized the Two Day Management Development Program (MDP) on the topic “Business Analytics” for the professionals from the IT and Telecom sector.

Knowledge Partners:

For this programme we were successful in getting the very active support as a knowledge partner from the leading data analytic firm,StatSoft,New Delhi & Deloitte ,India along with MCCIA,Pune chamber.

Expert Speakers:

  • Mr.Steven Henchock,Advisory Principal, Risk Information Services,Deloitte & Touche LLP,USA
  • Dr. Randhir Mishra, Ex.Faculty,IIM,B’lore & Sr.Consultant
  • Mr. Mukhopadhyay, Sr.Statistician,StataSoft India.
Mr.Steven Henchock
Dr. Randhir Mishra
Mr. Saikat Mukhopadhyay

Participants:

This course was primarily aimed at practitioners who want to learn about state-of-the art analytics through statistical approach, and how it can be applied to solve their specific business or research problems. There was overwhelming response for this program from corporate and Management Institutes. As the program was more interactive in nature the number of participants was restricted to only thirty.

Corporate Participants:

  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt.Ltd.,Mumbai
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions,Pune
  • Idea Cellular Ltd.,Pune
  • Persistant Syaytem Ltd.,Pune
  • Terragni Consulting (P) Ltd.,Pune
  • Forbes Marshall Pvt.Ltd.,Pune
  • Creative Components ,Nasik
  • Deloitte Haskins & Sells,Pune
  • Ideas,Pune

Participants from Management Institutes :

  • Dept.of Management Sciences, University of Pune
  • Symbiosis Center of Information Technology,Pune
  • Magarpatta City Institiute of Management,Pune
  • Indira Institute of Management,Pune
  • Sinhagad Institute of Management,Pune
  • Matrix Institute of Management,Pune
  • MIT Group of Institutions

Total 32 Participants attended the Programme

Content :

The following topics were covered in the programme:
• Data Management & Transformation
• Data/Business Understandings.
• Predictive Analytics & Modeling.
• Churn Analysis.
• Customer Profiling/Segmentation.
• Interactive Graphical Data Analysis.

Methodology:

The teaching methodology for this program was an appropriate mixture of classroom teaching, hands on experiments and Live Case discussions.

Written By : Milind Pande

“World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2012” on 17th May 2012

MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) is committed towards creating the finest Telecom and Management Professionals. At MITSOT we are working towards enhancing knowledge and skills in the efficient transfer of latest trends in Telecom and Management field with infrastructure of international standards. Enduring the tradition, MITSOT is proud to host its sixth “World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2012” along with The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) on Thursday, 17th May 2012 at Saint Dnyaneshwara Hall, MIT Campus Pune.

IETE is India’s leading recognized professional society devoted to the advancement of Science and Technology of Electronics, Telecommunication & IT. The Institution provides leadership in Scientific and Technical areas of direct importance to the national development and economy. Government of India has recognized IETE as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) and also notified as an educational Institution of national eminence.

Focus :

Gender equality is a basic human right enshrined in the UN Charter. ITU Council proposed that we focus our efforts this year on women and girls, using the power of ICTs to provide new digital opportunities to end discrimination and empower the female half of the world’s population to achieve their rightful place as equals in the world. And this effort with ICTs must begin not only from the cradle, but from antenatal health care, reaching out to the remotest communities – with every mother, every girl and every woman guaranteed her birthright.

Theme 2012 :

The theme of this year’s WTISD, “Women and Girls in ICT”, aims to ensure that the vulnerable female half of the world’s population will march forward as equals.

This is an opportunity, a forum for industry and academia to shed light on key issues, exchange thoughts and ideas on emerging businesses and is structured as a half day conference featuring speakers on “Women and Girls in ICT”. Eminent Personalities from the industry would address and share their views about the scope of ICT in the Indian context.

The concluding session would be to take stock of what could be the action plan and the opportunity for Industry and Academia to work together and setting an agenda.

Written By : Milind Pande