Experts and luminaries in the field of Data Science from government and corporate sectors took part in one of its kind three-day conference on Big Data and Analytics
Hosted by Aegis School of Data Science recently, Aegis Data Science Congress (DSC) 2017 was a one of its kind three-day conference on Big Data and Analytics. Minister of State for Science & Technology,
The conference had as its theme, the confluence of the domains of Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Cognitive Computing.
The goal of the DSC was to provide a platform for showcasing the Indian perspective on data science, analytics and big data to a global audience. The conference focused across industries like -Telecom, Retail, Banking, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, E-commerce, Health care, IT & SW, Insurance, Consulting, Education, Sports, Media, Government etc.
The event observed the presence of various luminaries in the field of Data Science from Government and Corporate Sectors. The Key Note Speech was delivered Dr. Usama Fayyad, First Chief Data Officer ever titled. Industry leaders, researchers, top academicians from around the world joined this conference.
More than 1500 delegates participated in the event. Some of the dignitaries amongst many others included
Y.S Chowdary, Minister of State for Science & Technology, spoke about the recent initiatives by the Govt. of India in the field of Data Science. He said: “Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India has recently launched a new program called Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS) to foster, and promote R&D in the emerging field of research. Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) is a mechanism controlled or monitored by computer-based algorithms, tightly integrated with internet and its users.
“Through this program, DSC intends to focus on Data Sciences, Internet of Things (IOT) research, and basic research on Cyber Security. Realizing its importance, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India is offering financial support to research projects under Big Data Initiative (BDI). Government of India’s Skull India Initiative is aimed at increasing the competencies and average productivity.
“The flagship programs of Govt. of India like Digital India, Digital Village, and Smart Cities are data intensive, and use data and they generate data that has commercial value. Data with commercial value open opportunities for start-ups and entrepreneurial development. But we should be equipped to harness them.
“India is the IT capital of the world it and has a pool of mathematics, computer science, and coding skills. India is certainly poised to leverage the advantages of these fields but we need disruptive technologies. I am sure that this Data Science will come out with a road-map of how we can make India ready for these disruptive technologies in data science, and data-driven fields.”