Weeklong ISTE workshop held at DBCE

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The department of Computer Engineering at Don Bosco College Of Engineering organised an online one-week Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) workshop on ‘Recent Trends in Industry 4.0 Technologies’. The workshop was attended by 95 participants comprising both faculty and industry representatives from different states of India and from various disciplines of engineering. The workshop was based on the current trending technologies in Industry 4.0.

Present on the occasion were director, Fr Kinley D’Cruz and principal, Don Bosco College of Engineering, Neena Panandikar, along with head of department, Computer Engineering, Guarang S Patkar. Speakers with expertise in various emerging technology in industries were invited to deliver sessions during the course of the entire week.

The first speaker was director of IdeaZ Unlimited, Kishore Shah who delivered a session on ‘Introduction to Industry 4.0’. He gave a quick overview of core elements and technologies in Industry 4.0 and elaborated on the difference between Industry 3.0 and Industry 4.0.

A session on ‘Demystifying Blockchain’ was delivered by senior specialist in Advanced Development Centre, Hewlett Packard, Bengaluru, Vishesh Garg. He spoke about blockchain technology to create decentralised peer-to-peer transfer of assets without requiring trust.

In a session on ‘Agent Technology’, lecturer, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, T Kartheeswaran explained how agents can sense and act on the environment and make their own intelligent decisions.

Head of cyber security and compliance consultancy, United Kingdom, Karim Tobich spoke on recent trends in Industry 4.0 technologies and foundations for IoT (Internet of Things)

In a session on ‘Cyber Security and Forensics’, assistant professor, Solapur University, Maharashtra, Shriram D Raut spoked about the importance of network security in IoT, social media to avoid cybercrimes.

Associate professor from the department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, Greece, Alepsis Efthimios gave a talk on Human Computer Interaction (HCI) in 2020.

In a session on ‘3D Printing’, founder, Infinity3D, Goa, Ryan Vaz’s explained the importance of 3D printing in the evolution of Industry 4.0 by narrowing the gap between idea and reality.

Visual artist at Visual Vibes, Bengaluru, Gohar Chanekar spoke on virtual events in a pandemic and projection mapping. While associate professor, Sreevidyanikethan Engineering College, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, K Suresh explained how IoT has played an important role and created new business opportunities in Industry 4.0.

Founder and director of Ulavan Agritech Services (OPC), Tarun Krishnakumar spoke on Drone Industry 4.0 and new-age industry opportunities began with a review of Industry 1.0 to 3.0 in agriculture.