CHENNAI: The second International Conference on Communication, Computing and Information Technology, organised by MOP Vaishnav College for Women, was inaugurated on Friday. The seminar, organised in partnership with Scopus Indexed International Journals, brought together industry experts, students and academics to explore various topics like augmented reality, cryptography and big data.
“When someone introduced a camera into phone, it was technological convergence. Along with this, if there is application convergence and feasible business model, then we will have rapid industrial convergence,” said Lakshmi Narayanan, vice-chairman, Cognizant Technology Solution, who was the chief guest of the event. Innovation, he said, is not just about the idea but also about the execution and the benefit that it can give. “The iPod was ‘innovation’ because it was not just a music player. It was connected to iTunes, which was connected to an online store. This made it a good business model,” he added.
Speaking of the advancements in computer technology, he said that the big revolution would be when the computer worked liked human brain — when each cell did the processing, memory and storage. “This has been actually cracked by researchers, but while the brain requires 23 Watts of power to do all of this, a computer that can do one-millionth of the functions, would require more than 300 Mega Watts,” he said.
Manoj Kumar Sonthalia, secretary of the board of governors of the college said, “The extensive use of computers, advancements in Information Technology and the widespread introduction of infrastructure in India have made it possible to consider a business model for proliferating information nodes throughout the country, in a financially viable and sustainable manner.”
The two-day programme will see a series of lectures and paper presentations. As many as 74 papers will be presented during the course of the conference, with select papers to be published in the International Journal of Computer Applications.