Think Future And How! -Prof. Kakaseeri Krishnan.

Think Future And How!  -Prof. Kakaseeri Krishnan.

Think Future And How!

The technology giant IBM held its second edition of the IBM Think Summit in Mumbai on Sept. 12. 2018. Had the good fortune to be a part of it on behalf of BIMTECH.

The star physical attraction of the Summit was the display of a replica of Q, the quantum computer using electrons and their property to solve humongous computing problems in science, mathematics, finance, health etc.

The overarching theme of the summit was “Put Smart to Work”. In his opening address Mr. Karan Bajwa, Managing Director IBM India/ South Asia spoke of his inspirational meeting with Prime Minister Modi and how they were working on taking help from IBM technology to solve some of India’s pressing problems in health, agriculture, easy of doing business etc.

Among the speakers showcasing IBM’s work with businesses across the world creating enormous opportunities leveraging platforms and riding a new wave of digital innovation were Harriet Green, CEO & Chairman, IBM Asia Pacific, Jayanta Banerjee, group CIO, Tata Steel, Tarun Aggrawal, VP, Maruti Suzuki.

Sriram Raghavan, CTO & IBM head of research, India and Singapore demonstrated with speakers from ICICI Prudential, TATA AIG and Vodafone Idea how professions and industry are being transformed in India by working with IBM to solve vital issues affecting the common man in the country.
The tour de force of the evening was an awe inspiring overview of IBM’s futuristic research by Arvind Krishna, Sr. VP, IBM World Wide where the audience was made to experience the world of tomorrow.

There was also the Think Dialogue moderated by Vikram Chandra of NDTV and participation from luminaries like Bhaskar Bhat, MD of Titan, D Shivkumar, Group Exec. Pres., Aditya Birla Group, Antony Jacob, CEO, Apollo Munich and others on using descriptive technologies to reinvent the rules of engagement.

All in all, a staggering and an enriching Summit!!