Workshop on Internet of Things Begins
VIZIANAGARAM: “Digital space has witnessed major transformations in the last couple of years. Engineers should focus on the latest technologies, where they can address the common man’s problems,” said JNTU-Kakinada vice-chancellor VSS Kumar.
He took part in the inaugural of two-day national workshop on Fog Computing and Internet of Things (IoT), conducted by the department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) in association with Government of AP and Microsoft, at JNTU, Vizianagaram. Kumar said the IoT could help automate solutions to problems faced by various industries like agriculture, health, energy, security and disaster management through remotely connected devices. He expressed happiness for taking part in the event.
IT advisor and Chief Minister’s special chief secretary JA Chowdary said the IoT was creating a new world, where people and business could manage their assets in better informed ways. The latest entrant to the digital space is the Internet of Things (IoT), described Chowdary. “AP is the first state to enter into IoT Policy, and it aims at transforming India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy,” he said. Chowdary added that the various initiatives proposed to be taken under the Smart City concept and the Digital India programme are to set up digital infrastructure in the country. Around 170 students from various colleges took part in the workshop. JNTU Vizianagaram principal V Sreenivasulu was present.