STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The Institution of Engineers (India), Jammu Local Centre celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day here on Wednesday at Institutional Complex, Sector-3, Channi Himmat, Jammu by holding a seminar on topic ‘Big Data for Big Impact’. The seminar was attended by a large number of engineers from various departments and organizations. Dr. Anju Bhasin, Vice Chancellor of the Cluster University Jammu and Aashutosh Bajaj, Circle Business Head, Reliance Jio (Infocomm) (CEO) Jammu graced this occasion as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively. Braj B Sharma, FIE, former Chairman presided over the function. Big Data for Big Impact will explore that power of Big Data for development and examine the opportunities to convert unprecedented quantities of data to information that can drive development. Five papers on the topic were presented by S.C Thukral, FIE; Ranjeev Sawhney, MIE; Sewa Ram, MIE; Supinder Jeet Singh, AMIE and Rajesh Kumar Angural. Dr Anju Bhasin, in her address, said analysis of big data will enable evidence-based decision-making at national, regional and international levels. She also laid emphasized on producing data services and skills and promote infrastructure for data literacy and science industry relevant to Big Data. Aashutosh Bajaj emphasised that India has a long route to travel in comparison to developed nations at global scenario. He also focused on Government of India plan for digitisation in boosting technological advancements quoting examples of IOT (Internet of Things). He said that countless opportunities will also be identified as we learn to better perfect and harness big data and understand the impact big data can have as a global good. He said that data development at all fronts is oxygen to digital life. B.L Rawal, MIE; Honorary Secretary presented vote of thanks.
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