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Legacy vs Modern systems: BTC Conclave at SDA Bocconi Asia Center

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The Business Technology Club (BTC) of the SDA Bocconi Asia Center (SDABAC) heralded a new chapter in the series of important events at the campus by organizing the first of its kind- BTC conclave on 16
th March 2019. Industry stalwarts from various tech organizations held a very open and informal round table discussion on the topic -Legacy vs Modern systems. The discussion also had the profound presence of Mr. Emanuele Micheli, President at Scuola Di Robotica, Italy and Prof. Paola Bielli, Senior Professor at SDA Bocconi as esteemed panelists.

The session had Mr. Atul Jayawant, Group CIO at Aditya Birla Group as the Keynote speaker, who not only helped the session to be immensely insightful but also moderated it to help obtain the objective of the entire session which was knowledge sharing by the core.

SDABAC will be forever thankful to the hugely knowledgeable and distinguished invitees who made the event a great success. We would like to thank Mr. Venkat Iyer – Venkat Iyer, EVP & Sales Director, Maistering -Augmenting Masters, Mr. Ashok Dash – Director and Business Head for their India Cluster of countries, Kodak Alaris , Mr. Denis Thomas – Director – Strategy and Innovation at Capgemini , Mr. Deepak Pant – Director – Artificial Intelligence & Analytics at Cognizant , Mr. Ghansham Mhatre – Head – IT Operations at Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd (LTI) , Mr. Raj Basu , Head of Product at CreditMate and Mr. Saket Koria , Enterprise Account Manager – Information Security Software & Solutions at IBM for joining us for the session and to share with us their meaningful insights.

“Loved the eclectic viewpoints from friends from disparate industries like Manufacturing, IT, Startups and consulting. A very nice forum to exchange views and gather new ideas! Continue having such discussions!” 👍 – Mr. Ashok Dash, Director and Business Head for their India Cluster of countries, Kodak Alaris 

The session also had a special guest in NAO-a humanoid robot, one of the many masterpieces that Mr. Emanuele has created. NAO kept the invitees captivated by displaying the entire array of his capabilities including greeting the guest and dancing.

“The event at SDA Bocconi was quite relevant to today’s digital revolution, where legacy and modern technologies play an important part in deciding the success or failure of a business. The discussion was extremely interesting and brought about different points of views in a simple and effective manner. I must compliment the center for bringing together specialists in their fields and for the excellent organization of the event. While the technology used to play an important role in a business enterprise, today, technology has become the backbone of any enterprise, or in other words, the technology is the enterprise.” Venkat Iyer, EVP & Sales Director, Maistering -Augmenting Masters

The institution for the first time hosted an event that aims to further amalgamate the seemingly blurring line between Business and Technology since its inception in 2011 at the only offshore presence of SDA Bocconi in Milan- Mumbai. The Business Technology Club (BTC) as a student-run body strives and aims to empower the future leaders with the technological acumen that is disrupting the business and will continue to do so even more in the future.
We at SDABAC look forward to continuing with the motive of – “empowering lives through knowledge and imagination” by organizing similar endeavors in the coming days also.

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