Chetan Sharma

NASSCOM Annual Technology Conference 2018

Blog Post created by Chetan Sharma Moderator on Aug 31, 2018

NASSCOM is organising the 5th edition of the Annual Technology Conference on 26-27 September at the Leela Ambience Gurgaon. The deliberations at the conference would be around the theme thriving in Smart Transformation.

NATC series of conferences showcases technology to developers, solution architects and thought leaders in India so that they can get enabled to use these in creating cutting edge products and services

 

  • As a curtain Raiser, we have invited Cynthia Stoddard, Global CIO, Adobe. Cynthia Stoddard (Cindy), to address a gathering of top notch CTOs and CEOs on the 20th of September .The Adobe Global CIO is a recipient of the CIO 100 Award in 2017 for Adobe IT’s innovative ways to deliver business value and was named among the top Women of Influence in 2016 by Silicon Valley Business Journal, and was recognized as one of Huffington Post’s Top 100 Most Social CIOs in 2015 and 2016.

 

Cindy will be delivering a thought leadership session and sharing her views on ‘Customer & Employee Experience Journey’ and how this can be driven using technologies like AI/ML

 

The session will be on 11:00 am – 01:30 pm (followed by lunch) on 20 September at the Adobe office in Noida 132 Corporate Office. Please confirm your participation by registering HERE 

 

We are also conducting 2 Masterclasses on 26th in the first Half. The details are as follows:

 

  • Master class 1: Blockchain by IBM
  • Master class 2: AI/ML by AWS

 

Masterclass I by IBM: Blockchain

The IBM Masterclass on Blockchain will be held on 26 Sep at the Pearl Ballroom in Leela Ambience Gurgaon. Masterclass on Blockchain will give the audience an understanding of the concepts of Blockchain, how is it implemented in one of the popular Blockchain platforms, the Hyperledger Fabric. Session will continue to introduce the IBM Blockchain platform, an implementation of Hyperledger Fabric on the IBM cloud and show how to create and deploy an application using the Blockchain platform. By the end of the workshop, the attendees should have gained an understanding of what Blockchain is and how its' value can be leveraged in solutions, understood how the technology is implemented in Hyperledger and how to create an application using the Blockchain platform on IBM Cloud.

 

Agenda

 

Topic

Time

Introduction to Blockchain

9: 30 -10:00

Implementations of Blockchain - Hyperledger

10:00 – 10:45

IBM Blockchain Platform - Introduction

10:45- 11: 15

Simple Blockchain application on IBP

11:15- 12:00

Conclusion

12:00- 12:15

 

Register Here

 

Masterclass 2: ML Workshop from Amazon Web Services

Pre Requisites:

Participants must bring a laptop/chrome book to the event to work on the hands-on content. All participants must have an AWS account with access to all AI services including Sagemaker and dependencies with them. The AWS account should not be in suspension or blocked as this will not enable them to run services.

 

Software has traditionally not been able to SEE, HEAR or TALK, I can process only data. With the advent of AI and ML it is now possible to introduce complex capability where software can see and recognize objects, faces and things in pictures, understand text in blobs, generate speech and interact with humans naturally. In this workshop, we will introduce the participants to using the various capabilities in the AI/ML stack of AWS and how to build real world applications that are smart and can create engaging user experiences. This is a hands on workshop, though a lot of code will be pre-baked and given, the participants will be expected to write some code on their own. Familiarity on using Python programming language, processing data in text files, reading and writing json from web services would be expected.

 

Agenda

 

Time

Topic

09.30 – 10.00

Introduction to the AI/ML Services on Amazon Web Services

10.00 – 10.15

Lab 1: Rekognition Pictures – object detection in pictures

10.15 – 10.30

Lab 2: Rekognition Video – object and activity detection from video

10.30 – 10.45

Lab 3: Polly English and Hindi – speech generation

10.45 – 11.00

Lab 4: Advanced Polly controls in SSML – controlling aspects of speech

11.00 – 11.15

<Break>

11.15 – 11.30

Quick Walk through of Translate, Comprehend

11.30 – 12.30

Lab 5: Walk through with Amazon Sagemaker – build your own model

 

Register Here

 

Also this year for the first time we will be conducting the first ever Technology Quiz for our member companies. The Quiz will not just test the technical knowhow of your employees, but enable them to think out of the box and look at finding solutions to problems from different perspectives.

 

Not only will it test their knowledge, but there are great prizes to be won as well. The winner team will get 50K and the runner’s up 25K, with individual prizes for 3 attendees in the tune of 10K. The company’s name will be listed as the winners of first TechQuest on all social media platforms.

 

This is a great opportunity to cement your position as the company with the best tech talent in the country and I would request you to nominate at least 3 teams for the Quiz.

 

The Quiz is being conducted on 26th September from 2:00 PM onwards.

 

To register for the Techquest quiz please Click Here.

 

For the conference on 27th, we will be focusing on these 5 emerging technologies: 

  • Immersive Experience
  • Intelligent Automation
  • Architectures
  • Platforms
  • Blockchain

 

To know more about the speakers and the various sessions, please refer www.nasscom.in/natc/  

 

We will also hold a Policy roundtable on the event day, which will run parallel to the sessions. Further details about the same will be shared with you separately.

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