Management Development Programme (MDP) with Dr. Suresh Borkar, Sr. Faculty Member, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA.

MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT), Pune recently organized the 10th edition of its annual initiative i.e. Management Development Programme (MDP) with Dr. Suresh Borkar, Sr. Faculty Member, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA. The session this year was scheduled on Friday, 11th August 2017 from 3 pm to 5.30 pm at Hotel Deccan Rendezvous, Apte Road, Pune. Dr. Suresh Borkar, apart from his vast academic experience has also spent relatively long time in the Industry, as Former MD & CTO of Tata Lucent Telecom Joint Venture and Lucent India Inc. The focus of the Interaction was “Artificial Intelligence – The Growth Engine”, a subject which is very much relevant in today’s challenging times.The interaction focused on varied areas such as AI Framework comprising of Services, Architecture & Technology, AI – Utopia or Dystopia and its application in the Indian context. He highlighted that AI is currently used in different industry sectors such as Manufacturing, Logistics, Transportation, Healthcare, Financial Services & e-commerce, Education, Home, Agriculture, Military Systems etc. He also spoke on the Key factors enabling AI which include Internet of Things (IoT), Growth in Big Data and Innovations relying on Computer-based Vision, Speech Recognition and Natural Language Processing. He also focused on current AI advances as well as Research Areas and key AI players such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Alibaba, and Baidu as Users, Platform and Service Providers, and Researchers.In conclusion he also stressed on the areas of concern with relation to AI such as its Impact on Employment, likely domination by two or three large general purpose Cloud-based Commercial Enterprises, much bigger impact in developing economies than in rich ones, the ethical dimension and societal issues, Rights to Privacy and protection of personal data, diminishing interpersonal interaction etc.Around 35+ senior professionals from leading organizations such as Indus Valley Technologies, Indus Towers Ltd., Capgemini Technology Services, Sigma Systems India, Uberall Solutions India, Boston IT Solutions, GTL Ltd., Bhate & Ponkshe and many more as well as faculty members from select Management & Engineering Institutes participated in this Interactive Session.

The overall feedback at the end of the session was that it was a great learning for all those who were present & that these kind of sessions will certainly go a long way in enhancing the continuous engagement between institutions like MITSOT and the Industry.

Earlier, Dr. Milind Pande, Project Director, MITSOT felicitated Dr. Borkar and remarked on his long association with MITSOT over the past many years.