The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) successfully concludes fifth edition of the Industry Institution Summit

The event involved tech talks and panel discussions on futuristic technologies by industry experts and academic leaders.

Chennai, 08 September 2023: The Industry Institution Summit, by the IET Chennai Local Network, was successfully concluded on 1st September 2023. With a total number of 450 participants, the event was centered on the theme ‘Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship catering to futuristic technology’.

The summit focussed on bridging the gap between Academia and Industry and brought together top management professionals, researchers, academicians, and industry experts, including corporates such as Renault, Nokia, Bosch, NVIDIA, Gislen Software and Ruah Tech, and students and faculty from institutions such as Hindustan Institute of Technology, VIT Chennai and SRM Institute of Science & Technology. The participants focused on exploring futuristic technologies and skills required to meet industry needs. The event was graced by the presence of Mr. Sukhpreet Singh, CEO – TANSAM Centre of Excellence as Chief Guest, Mr. Anantharaman Prakash, Vice President, Product Engineering at Renault Nissan Technology and Business Center India Pvt. Ltd as Special Guest and Ms. Mathivathani R.P, Associate Vice President (WorksLabs), Guidance Tamil Nadu as Guest of Honour

“The process of planning and curating this event has been an extremely rewarding experience. We are very grateful for the immense support and participation that we received from the technology community in Chennai, and this event truly showcased that the city is home to some of the country’s best technologists and academicians. Chennai will play a significant role in writing India’s technology growth story, and we are excited to see what the future holds. I would like to thank everyone involved in making this event a success, and am confident that these discussions will play a crucial role in enabling the collaboration of industry leaders and academia for technology innovation”, said Mr. S Cloudin, Chair of the IET Chennai Local Network

A total number of 23 speakers delivered 15 sessions, along with parallel tracks where competitions (Smart City Challenges & a Pentathlon) were held. The discussions centered on several impact-driven themes such as ‘Generative AI: MIracle or Menace”, Navigating the Road Ahead, Opportunities and Challenges of Software Vehicles, “E-Mobility and Indian Railways”, and ‘Preparing students for immersive technologies”. The IET Chennai Local Network Awards and Young Professional Awards were also presented at the summit.

In alignment with the IET’s global focus on societal challenges where the engineering profession and the IET can make an impact, this 5th edition of the Industry Institution Summit deliberated on the various challenges and opportunities available in Sustainability and Climate Change, Digital Futures, Healthy Lives, People-centric Infrastructure and Productive Manufacturing.

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