Amity School of Engineering Technology, Amity University, Noida, recently organised its 12th International Conference on Cloud Computing, Data Science and Engineering in collaboration with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a global association of working engineers.
Titled Confluence 2022, the conference aimed at bringing together professionals, academicians, industry experts, researchers and technology enthusiasts to discuss various emerging trends and innovations, share research results and discuss next generation technologies.
The conference was held virtually owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. It provided a platform for industry and academia for sharing advancements in research and development in upcoming areas of cloud computing, data science and engineering.
Manish Tewari, CIO, Fractal, said in his inaugural speech, “The theme for the Confluence is very apt and relevant during the present times. The increasing use of technology has been adopted in our lives during the pandemic. The entire world has understood the power of technology and has become a part of the change. The ability to connect with anyone from anywhere has reduced the negative impact of COVID-19 and given a new dimension to business and education.”
The COVID crisis, he added, has given an opportunity to further develop technology in which Data Science is playing an important role.
An industrial session on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning was also organised during the technical session of the conference. Apart from this, papers on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, Algorithms and Software, Big Data – Data Mining, Computer Network and Sensors, IoT Automation, and other topics were also presented.
Anant Agarwal, founder and CEO, edX, a technological innovation initiative which connects learners with education providers, said that COVID-19 has brought about a major change in education.
Explaining the four major changes in future education, he said that the first change is online life-long learning, the second is small modular programmes, the third is hybrid education on campus and the fourth is involvement of human skills in corporate education.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, human values-based courses such as leadership, communication and intelligence have made it to the top 15 courses, he added.
J. Ramkumar, professor, IIT Kanpur and former chairperson, Uttar Pradesh unit of IEEE section, said, “Social innovation and medical innovation are very important today. Artificial Intelligence is being used to know the medical requirements in special areas, besides providing information about the diseases which are spreading rapidly. Today, Data Science is being used in the health sector as well as in the area of disaster management.”
During the conference, Anant Agarwal, founder and CEO, ADEX was awarded the Honorary Degree of Professorship. Katha Chanda and Karan Khare, both alumni of Amity School of Engineering Technology, were awarded the Amity Alumni Young IT Achievers Award.