Hyderabad: “We have the biggest source of problems and what we need is to apply resources, bringing electronics, artificial intelligence and data science together to solve them,” said Mr Ajay Sawhney, secretary, ministry of electronics and information (MeitY), at a plenary discussion, ‘Institutional Models of the Future’, at IIIT Hyderabad on Sunday.
Mr Sawhnwy said, “We have seen a major transition as IT is moving deeper, we end up moving into every domain. We are moving towards serious disruption where in almost every domain whether it’s banking and finance, energy, transportation or manufacturing, IT and digital are playing the dominant part.”
He said the need was to re-imagine for the next 20 years.
Mr Ajit Rangnekar, Director General, Research & Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH), said, the next biggest industry in the country is the education sector that is why institutions have to work in two ways, one through the students and one through the faculty members for building a better future.
IIIT Hyderabad celebrated its 20th anniversary on Sunday. The two day celebrations included a global alumni meet on Saturday, deliberations and panels and a showcase of the institute, its research and innovations on Sunday. Prof P J Narayanan, Director, IIIT-H shared an overview of the institute and its future plans.