The IEEE Bombay Section, for the second successive year, is getting ready to put forward the IEEE Bombay Section fanatics with yet another eventful happening of the Bombay Section for the year of 2019. This is indeed the biggest biannual event of IEEE Bombay Section attracting delegates from more than 185+ Student branches with its vast geographic area. This year the congress is themed on “Collaborate, Explore and Accelerate” and to facilitate the theme, IEEE BSC 2019 will stretch over three days lot more involvement, mindfulness, remembrance and inspiration. This year we are planning to provide attendees with substantial, real-life examples of all sorts of domain of Entrepreneurial, Innovative world, Professional world, Research, Administrative domains, Social segments which will help them improve their interpersonal and professional skills. Await for a refined experience and an invaluable platform for the delegates to collaborate, explore and accelerate which will cherish everyone for the life time. Overview: DAY 1: Inauguration Ceremony: IEEE Bombay Section Congress was inaugurated by the Chief Guest of the event DR. D.B. Phatak and IEEE Bombay Section Chairperson Mr. Abhay Phansikar and in the presence of other IEEE Bombay Section Execomm Members. Keynote Speech on The Digital Century - Challenges and Opportunities Speaker: Chief Guest Padma Shri Dr. D. B. Phatak Dr Deepak B Phatak is a teacher, and has been working with IIT Bombay since 1971. He is a Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering. He has expanded the synchronous distance education, which he started at IIT Bombay 15 years ago, into an innovative program for training 10,000 teachers at a time. He discussed some really brainstorming facts with the students such as Vijay Bhaskar invented the first super computer in India and Tim Berners Lee made WWW and HTTPS. He also discussed about UNPARALLELED DATA COLLECTION which consist of EXTENSIVE (SENSOR) NET, IOT, SMART CITIES. He also discussed modern day problems of colleges and existing job crisis for freshers. He stated the 3 ELEPHANTS of our education cycle which are ACCREDITATION, CONFUSION and STRATEGY. He believes that teachers need to become the facilitators of learning. Keynote Speech on “Global Volunteering Platform of IEEE” Speaker: Guest of Honor Mr. Husain Mahdi Dr. Husain Falih Mahdi, Lecturer at Computer and Software Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Diyala, Iraq was the guest of honor for IBSC’19. He is the IEEE in-charge for South East Asia. He stated the benefits of Volunteering work. He made the students understand that IEEE should not only be utilized by an individual for his personal growth but also should be given back to the community. He stated to the delegates his achievements in IEEE across the globe like him being an integral part of IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Activities Committee, IEEE PES Young Professionals Committee Academic Liaison, IEEE IAS Chapters Area Chair, R10 Southeast Asia, Australia and Pacific, IEEE PES SB Region 10 Coordinator, IEEE PES Day Chair 2019 to name a few and awards throughout his career like The Darrel Chong Student Activity Award 2016, IEEE - MGA Young Professionals Achievement Award Recipient, IEEE Malaysia Student Volunteer Award 2015. 1)PARALLEL SESSIONS: A) Panel Discussion on “Overseas Internship and Entrepreneurship Opportunities” Panelists: Mr. Anurag Kalyani, Ms. Olga Krylatova, Mr. Kerron Vaishnav Mr. Kerron Vaishnav who has been leading European Projects partnership with more than 50 countries, based on Social Entrepreneurship, Youth Employment and Leadership. He stated some points about the general dependent attitude of Indians. He stated that having only technical knowledge is not important but making connections with people is important at the same time. He stated that one should not depend on limited education but should increase their knowledge exponentially and should Cross the border of your education, if one wants to come on the track of Entrepreneurship. Ms. Olga Krylatova an event and PR manager by profession. After completing her Diploma in the field of ‘YOUTH WORK MANAGEMENT’, she did her post graduate program and distance learning programs in the field of Sociology, Social Advertising and Student television to name a few. On the work front she is currently associated with DISHA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION TRUST” (INDIA) as PR manager. She spoke about Internship Challenges that Indians are facing overseas. Anurag Kalyani is an HR from Wipro Pune. He discussed about facts such as the Employment of Engineers in India is 10% and the FIRE Institute (Federation of research and Entrepreneurship) which helps people in Projects, Research, Entrepreneurship. He believes that it is the Teachers job is to make the students Employable and companies only want good learning skills, attitude, communication skills. B) Session on “Innovative Teaching Learning Practices” Speakers: Mr. Kiran Talele, Dr. Gayatri Phade, Dr. Vikram Patil, Mrs. Aarti Karande This track started with a seminar on Innovative Teaching Learning Practices with Mr. Kiran Talele , Dr. Gayatri Phade, Dr. Vikram Patil and Ms. Aarti Karande (Prof, SPIT) where multiple innovative pedagogical methods and their impact were shared and discussed. These were the methods that will help the teachers keep students more actively involved in a subject and will help in better understanding of concepts as well as building logics that will improve the analytical thinking of a student. A)Panel Discussion on “Startup Incubation” Panelists: Mr. Nikhil Kulkarni, Dr. Sanjay Gandhe, Dr. Sachin Pachorkar, Dr. OmPrakash Kulkarni Dr. Omprakash Kulkarni is the CEO for Sandip Incubation Center and he has 18 Patents Commercialized. He also worked in a project named Nanotechnology with Dr. Kalam. He initiated 15 Startups in SITRC. He believes that the Best is not ultimate, Perfection is Ultimate. He stated the 3 ACE about startups which are Acceptable, affordable, adaptable. Next on the row was Dr. S.T. Gandhe, principal of Sandip Foundation. He explained the students the meaning of SANDIP which stands for (Startup, assets, nurturing through diversified and innovative platforms). He explained the meaning of an INCUBATOR which is a place where a startup can grow and there are 3 types of INCUBATORS- Academic, social, Corporate. Next, we had Mr. Nikhil who is the Manager of Sandip Incubation cell stated that 50% of today’s occupation will no longer exist by 2025. Today only 18.33% of engineers are employable and 18.09% actually get a job and the Employability of management graduates in functiona domains remains below 10 %. Lastly, we had Dr. Sachin Pachorkar who is an associate professor in the Department of Management at KBT College of Engineering. Under the Project Green Street in Maharashtra he developed two innovative concepts, coconut express and Kool Kartz. He discussed about SIPP Startup intellectual Patent Property, DIPP (Dept of industrial intellectual policy property). B)Session on “Funding Opportunities” Speaker: Dr. Vinit Kotak Dr. Vinit Kotak, the Vice-Chair of IEEE Bombay Section took a session on funding opportunities for Student Branches. He introduced the attendees to various organizational units (OU) of IEEE and gave an overview of how to apply to these organizations for funding. These fundings help in the exponential growth of any IEEE Student Branch Chapter and its respective members. He also explained the methodology to do the same. A) Session on “Digital Footprint” Speaker: Mr Mahesh Rakheja Mr. Mahesh Rakheja is a technical speaker and a startup entrepreneur. He has trained and worked with various governmental departments such as Law Enforcement Department of Turkey, Indian Army, State Intelligence, Police Department to name a few and helped them with detective service projects. He had a certain aura about him which brought immense cheerfulness and joy amongst the delegates. He stated that most of the students are not able to figure out the best stream for them because they have multiple opportunities and thus they start their careers with something and end with something else. Digital Footprints is important. He stated that internet is world of imagination and social media is impacting life if your digital footprints are not good. He also stated that students should create their own email-id rather than using Gmail. This creates a strong impact on the employer and makes them think that you are tech-savvy. He stated the importance of trying on new technology which will help students choose their preference. B) Session on “IEEE Xplore Digital Library: Driving Innovation” Speaker: Dr. Dhanu Pattanashetti Dhanu Pattanashetti is the Client Services Manager at IEEE and is based out of Bangalore. Dhanu works with IEEE Xplore Digital Library customers throughout India and handles IEEE Xplore training (both onsite and via webinar) and presentations. He addresses the faculty, students and academicians on how IEEE Xplore can create value in their careers. He closely works with libraries in universities/technical institutions, students/faculty/researchers in academic, government and corporate sectors and advises effective data use for their endeavors.He has published 2 papers in journals and presented several papers at national and international conferences. He explained about how to access papers from IEEE Xplore and whom can access the same. He also explained which papers can be accessed by Student Members and which one’s by Professional Members. Cultural Program Competition: The delegates put up performances such as dancing, skit, group and solo instrumental singing, poetry recitation and sketching. Day2: PARALLEL SESSIONS: A) Laughter YOGA Speaker: Aditi Waghmare The day started with Ms. Aditi Waghmare taking an enjoyable session on laughter yoga that truly left the attendees laughing and happy for the day. She also explained the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how important yoga and exercise are for students and working people to maintain sustainability and balance. It was a great start to the day and all the delegates were energised and a swirl of happiness was seen in them. B) Session by Student Speaker Speaker: Ms. Purva Ekatpure, Mr. Shubham Kulkarni Mr. Shubham Kulkarni is an avid Reader, Blogger, Writer, Novelist/Author, Founder of Fine Point. In July 2018 he started writing Novel ' Just two of us which is a love story with a tragic end. He said that an author should have the following great imagination, should be an avid reader, should have a creative pen and should know his audience. He is currently working in 55 sectors out of which he covers the following in writing sector: freelance blog, newsletter, copyright, online creator, content marketer, social media manager, social influencer, local news reporter, magazine publisher, proofreader, ghost reader, columnist, speech writer, playwright/screenwriter, resume writer, business plan writer, business proposal writer, blogging consultant, writing workshop teacher, product description writer, song writer, letter writer, gaming storyboard creator and much more. Ms. Purva Ekatpure is a national level champion in Abacus. She Studied German language and went to germany to communicate with peoples amongst 32 countries where she found out that their main source of communication was german language. She also participated in BITS in Goa and she is currently working as chairperson of WIE IEEE. She is also volunteering in PICT IEEE Student branch(PISB) and working as WIE secretary of PISB. She is also the Co section Student representative of IEEE Pune Section. A)IEEE and Patenting - Tools for Prior-Art Search and to Determine Patentability Speaker: Dr. Dhanu Pattanashetti Dr. Dhanu Pattanashetti (IEEE Client Services/University Partnership Program Manager) in great detail explained about the tools available with IEEE to do a priority search and determine patentability. This session was exclusively very important for those students and yp members who are planning to file a patent for their respective research materials. He explained the feasibility options using IEEE Patenting tools. B) Session on Effective Career Mapping Speaker: Aswin Shibu Abraham Currently working as the Head of Business Development at MixRank, Mr. Shibu has been a dedicated IEEE member for more than 10 years. His experience and knowledge in sales and business development is second to none. He is primarily focused on outbound Sales, B2B solution-selling, sales strategy and also on data consulting for high growth companies. Organising Panel Member of All kerala student congress. He is also a record holder Microsoft hackathon , bengaluru in 2012. He is also active in TISP Programs ( teachers in service program). He is also a member of IEEE RAS( robotics and automation society). He claims to have IEEE as an integral part of his professional and personal life and says that joining IEEE has changed his life. A) Session on Intellectual Property Rights Speaker: Dynaneshwar Kamble Mr. Dyaneshwar Kamble, Co-founder of Not for Profit, Ready2Innovate forum has a professional working expertise of over 19 years within Tata Group in the field and domains of telecom, smart city, business intelligence, and utilities. Having traveled and worked in a number of countries around the globe Mr. Kamble is currently handling IP growth for New Growth Market (Asia and Middle east) & Engineering department. Intellectual Property Rights by Mr. Dyaneshwar Kamble has worked and traveled in various countries around the globe. He gave an explanation on types of IPR and the rights associated with one’s IP. He shared his valuable experience on the topic and delegates solved out a lot of their doubts regarding the same. B) Panel Discussion on Information Security & Cyber Crime Panelists: Vikas Naik, Dr Dhanaji Jadhav, Pooja Kadam, Deepak Desale Dr. Dhanaji Jadhav who is an IT & Cyber Crime expert believes that “crime is an invadable phenomenon” and that this era is of Information and Technology. He says that when the ethics decreases, crime increases. Cyber-crime occurs in the human age between 18 to 30. The IT Act 2000 course entirely acts with computer system, computer network. He believes that operation about cyber tech is a crucial issue and also that ethical hacking is unconstitutional. Mr. Deepak Desale our next panelist says that police officers are running behind cyber crime all the time and citizens nowadays have the need to change debit card pin every 6 months. He says that every 10 min a cyber-crime occurs in our nation. He also suggests that a person should draft a complaint before going to the police. Mr. Vikas Naik is a Consultant and Trainer for Police Academy and others Govt. agencies Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He is drafting ready reckoner for crime investigation officers and also drafting house information security policy. consultant, trainer, conducting cyber-crime investigation. He says that police are staling not failing. The more and more people try to be secretive the more they are showing their privacy. Ms. Pooja Kadam who is a CS Graduate from Cranfield University of Defence, UK believes that everything on the internet is not true. We should always verify the things of internet before submitting our personal details anywhere. She also spoke about certification on cyber security like the EC Council Certificate. Session on “Data: Fueling the future of mankind” Speaker: Anshul Gupta Mr. Anshul Gupta who works at ISME-DICE Ecosystem spoke all about Data Science. He said that in the upcoming years data will going to be costlier than oil. He framed a famous quote by Daniel Moran that" you can have data without info, but you cannot have info without data" and another one by Ronald Coase which states" torture the data, and it will confess to anything". He explained that there 4 types of data analytics-Descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive. He said that by 2020 the new info generated per second for every human will approx. amount 1.7 mb and the accumulated volume of big data will increase from 4.4 ZB to roughly 44 zettabytes or 44 trillion GB as data would double every two years thus reaching the 40 ZB point 2020. Workshop on “Embedded System/IoT” Speaker: Dr. Saurabh Mehta and Mr. Hannan Satopay This workshop was conducted by Dr. Saurabh Mehta and Mr. Hannan Satopay on the topic of Embedded Systems and IoT and the course contents that were covered by them were Arduino Programming, Sensor Integration, Integrating Communication Model and IoT Applications using Cloud. The students were very content with the workshop and were enthusiastic about learning the depths of the topic. A-Plan Activity Competition: An opportunity to showcase some of the best practices adopted by your Student Branch; IEEE BSC 2019 came up with a unique platform for all the student branches who strive and work hard endlessly to keep up the motto of IEEE and spread knowledge and creativity in the best possible way.This was an opportunity to present some of the best practices that contribute to the success of your student branch. The winners for the same was VSIT College, Mumbai. B-Plan Activity Competition: B: Plan Presentation was for Branch Counselor to represent the best practices followed by Branch Counselors of all Student Branch to maintain the smooth functioning of their respective SB’s. The winners for the same were VSIT College, Mumbai. Photo-Booth Contest: Gala Dinner: The Gala Dinner at the resort was the best time spent by the delegates which also included some brilliant performances by speakers and delegates. The delegates jelled in really well during this time period and it was a great networking session for them. DAY 3: Session on “Prepare Yourself for 21st Century IT Careers - Industry Expectations” Speaker: Mrs. Rakhee Sonavane Mrs. Rakhee Sonavane who is an industrialist believes that only 30% of engineering graduates get jobs while the rest remain unemployed. She believes that some of the aspects are extremely important to an engineering graduate beyond academics and they are good Communication Skills, a Positive Approach, an Ability to lead, Updated with latest trends in technology, should have the Willingness to Travel. Students should also have Knowledge of Foreign language, an Ability to Multitask, Candidates should be Ambitious and Passion. Session on “Collaborative Research Opportunities” Speaker: Dr. Satyanarayan B. Dr. Satyanarayana is working in the Department of High Energy Physics, TIFR since 1983 – and is currently a Scientific Officer (H). He is also a Visiting Professor at the Applied Science Department of the American College, Madurai. With varied areas of interest such as ‘Detectors and Instrumentation for high energy and nuclear physics experiments’, he has worked on many major experiments, including a series of underground experiments at Kolar Gold Fields, D-Zero experiment at Fermilab, Chicago and CMS experiment on LHC at CERN, Geneva. He strongly believes that research is work that involves setting up experiments and/or systematically studying something and trying to discover new facts about it. He also explained that why or why not research should be chosen as a career. He suggests that if we love a subject and make a career out of it. He also explained us about Teaching opportunities as a career and said that teaching requires thorough understanding and understanding is the first step to research. He claims that people always talk of producing 'products ' out of colleges which is very wrong as every student has the right and ability of choosing to be a product or not. Workshop on “Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Speaker: Surekha Godane She is one of the exuberant professionals in the field of Information technology, Mrs. Surekha has been a thorough technocrat for the past 11 years. She is currently working as a Manager in the Agile sector at Accenture India Office. With more than 7 years of specific expertise in the Agile/DevOps as Agile lead/Coach for various projects with Accenture, Surekha is a certified SCRUM as well as SAFe Agile, she was a perfect guide and mentor for the workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. She went through the basics of algorithm and logic building skills required for Machine Learning and also covered some basics of Neural Networks. Panel Discussion with Bombay Section EXECOM Panelists: Mr. Kiran Talele, Mr.Abhay Phansikar, Dr. Vinit Kotak, Dr.Satyanarayan B, Mr.Anand Gharpure, Dr Saurabh Mehta, Mr. Dnyanesh Kamble The Executive Committee Members of IEEE Bombay Section shared their valued experience about being a part of IEEE and encouraged the students also to be actively participating henceforth in all the events of IEEE Bombay Section. Valedictory Function: Day 3 ended with the valedictory function, where prizes were given to the winners of A-Plan , B-Plan and Cultural Night Competition. Certificate of Appreciation was issues to the Organising Committee Students and Certificate of Participation was issued to all the delegates. Networking: OUTCOMES: 1) Students got to know more about the benefits of IEEE such as the various Scholarship and Funding Opportunities. 2) Students got an opportunity to meet and interact with professionals linked to the wide geography of IEEE who can help them down their targeted career path. 3) Better Analytical and Logical Thinking will be developed within the students because of the technical seminars and workshops scheduled during Congress. 4) Owing to the parallel sessions on Career Orientation, students tend to have a clear idea about which path to choose beyond graduation: Higher Studies, Startup Incubation, Research or Job in IT/Core Sectors 5) Students and YP members got to interact with several other student branch members and counselors, which has opened doors for more collaborative events. 6) Young Professional Members and Branch Counselors were explained the methodology of Innovative Teaching-Learning Practices and opportunities of Patenting and Intellectual Property Right to help their in their own respective careers.
The Covid-19 pandemic started in India in January end and in the month of march the cases started increasing. The complete nation-wide lock-down was declared. Schools, offices, colleges,& other places were shut down. Everyone’s routine gets completely disturbed. All emotions are at an all-time high. Especially youngsters who are very hyper hot because everyone is at home completely nowadays, and due to this different unnecessary and irrelevant thoughts tend to come in mind. And also, the laziness which has taken over us. By going through all these things SF IEEE STB(20132) came up with again new series of Webinar called “Unlock your Life … Learn to stay happy at home!!” The Speaker of the Webinar was Mr. Chirag Patil who is an International Faculty at an art of living. He is a director of youth and gep. Also, he is a motivational speaker and life coach. He has taught Happiness program to more than 30000 youth and inspired more than 100000 people. Mr. Vinayak Dutta is also Faculty at an art of living. The webinar was attended by Er. Nikhil Kulkarni Branch Counselor SF IEEE STB(20132) and 109 other Attendees which also includes IEEE SB Members. This Webinar was successfully organized by IEEE SB Core Members,. About Speaker: Chirag Patil is an international teacher at the art of living. He is a director of youth and gep. Also he is a motivational speaker and life coach. He has taught Happiness program to more than 30000 youth and inspired more than 100000 people.