Internet of Things – Dr. K S Venkataraghavan

When people talk about “the next big thing,” they’re never thinking big enough. It’s not a lack of imagination; it’s a lack of observation. The future is always within sight, and you don’t need to imagine what’s already there. The Internet of Things revolves around increased machine-to-machine communication; it’s built on cloud computing and networks of data-gathering sensors; it’s mobile, virtual, and instantaneous connection; and they say it’s going to make everything in our lives from streetlights to seaports “smart.” Hence, we present a gateway for you to dive into this manless world and learn the language that the things there speak.
Date: 10/03/2017 Time: 10 AM Duration: 3 Hours
Dr. K S Venkataraghavn
Principal Scientist
Department of Computer Science & Engineering IIT Madras
Date: 11/03/2017
Time: 10 AM Duration: 3 hours

Fee: ₹100 per Head

Defence Electronics - BEL

Wars are no longer fought in trenches. Or seas. Or the skies. Well, some of them are but there are ones that take place entirely behind the screen. We have progressed from stones and sticks to bows and arrows, then guns and now to missiles. With a push of a button, we are capable of wiping out entire cities. A flick of a switch is all that stands between men and death. In a world where armaments are created faster than they can be fired, the defence against them is of utmost importance too. Anti aircraft missiles, Ballistic missile interceptors, radar systems – the list goes on.
Sometimes to put the gown down, we have to pick it up. This guest lecture is aimed at educating budding engineers on the electronics of defence systems and why it is a much needed education.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Presenters: Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
Fee: ₹100 per Head

Communication with Aliens – Dr. S. Krishnakumar

“Two possibilities exist: Either we’re alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally - Arthur C. Clarke
You’ve seen them speak with weird circles in Arrival. You’ve seen them speak through the President of the United States of America in Independence day. You’ve even seen one asking for help to go home from a little boy. But the elusive question still remains : Do they really exist? If yes, can we establish some form of communication with them?
Look no further for answers to these questions you never knew you had. We have them here. Put on your tin foil hats and join us at this guest lecture on “Communication with Aliens”. You’re lying if you say you are not weirdly excited about this.
Date: 10/03/2017
Time: 2 PM
Presenter: Dr. S. Krishnakumar
Fee: ₹100 per Head

Digital Payments – Sabapathy Narayanan

Remember that panic wave that swept the nation after the out-of-the-blue demonetisation?
For those without hot cash on their hands, it was the digital payment facilities that saved the day.
From movie tickets to lunches to auto rides to flight bookings, everything these days is being paid digitally. But How? How do they keep track of it? How safe is it? Can we get ripped off? A lot of these questions are bound to occur. It is a huge shift from a practice we’ve been used to for as long as we can remember.
But times have changed and almost all of the payments have embraced the digital way. Don’t scratch your head any more as all your queries are explained and all the myths destroyed. This guest lecture on Digital payments is sure to expel all your questions on how the process works and on the protective features of these occasionally doubt-ridden processes.
Date: 11/03/2017
Time: 2 PM Duration: 3 hours
Mr. Sabapathy Narayanan,
Co-Founder – PayHuddle, Quad42 Media Corporate Storyteller
Fee: ₹100 per Head