Dr. Yogesh Kumar Bhatt, VP, IT Education and Training, Manipal Global Academy of Information Technology (MGAIT) was invited at the Digital Disruption and Transformation Summit (DDTS) 2017 at Chennai, organised by FICCI. The event took place at The Hilton, Chennai on July 28 and was attended by more than 300 IT professionals including CEOs, CTOs, COOs, LoB Heads, Head of Operations and Head of Finance.
The agenda of the plenary session was – ‘Digital Tsunami – Survive and Thrive’ and leaders from across the industry shared insights on a range of things that can help organisations to surf smoothly on this massive wave of change. They spoke on Hyper Automation and Productivity, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Blockchain and Digital Marketing.
Addressing the growing concern over job redundancy in the world of IT, the leaders pointed out that there’s massive scope of work and employment in the digital era, provided professionals upskill themselves in new technology areas.
Dr. Bhatt, in his address, pointed out the multitude of ways in which digital transformation is pervading human lives, services and various business models. In his session on ‘Talent in Digital Industries’, he focussed on the changes in the education context brought about by two key factors. First being the new digital age technologies in the ever-evolving field of IT. Second being the change in learning style, brought in by the millennial workforce. This necessitates a new approach for education delivery – with implications across pedagogy, content, and learning platform. His speech kindled a lot of curiosity and excitement. The three takeaways were wonderful (Enterprise = Software; Workforce = Millennials; Education environment = Bricolage). Audience felt that this topic is highly relevant, and admired how MGAIT keeps on aligning its programs based on these factors.
MGAIT is at a constant endeavour to offer the best learning solutions in this domain.