Report on: International Conference at HNIMR, Pune. Topic: Empowering Artificial Intelligence through Business Strategies.

On 15th and 16th Feb’19 MKSSS’s Hiraben Nanavati Institute of Management and Research for Women organized an International Conference on “Empowering Artificial Intelligence through Business Strategies”. Under the guidance of director Dr. Jagdish Pol- Chief Convener, the HR Team of the Institute organized the Conference. The Programme Convener of the International Conference was Dr. Arpita Singh. The chief guest of the Inaugural ceremony was Dr. Amit Andre (Vice President, Vinsys Corporation, USA. The other delegates were Ms. Sophia Nebel (DE international services, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Pune), Dr. Rachana Shikare (Dean, DYPMIS), Mr. Prasad Adawadkar (Founder, AuraApps Consulting). We also had Japanese delegates to grace the ceremony, Mr. Mitsugu Shinke (ShiN President) and Mr. Seizo Tsuji ,Mr. Kohei Isa, Mr. Tsukasa Nagayoshi, Mr. Tatsunori Onishi from Wakayama Prefectual Government center.

The Inauguration was followed by lecture series on topics like on ‘Object Detection Using Deep Learning’ by Mr. Arun Kumar Nair (Head AI, Canspirit Artificial Intelligence, Pune), ‘Digital Innovation-Your Key to Smart & Intelligent Future’ by Mr. Pinaki Bhowmick (Founder-DX & beyond). It was followed by a Panel discussion on ‘Perspective of Millennia’s towards Devising Business Strategy for AI’ the panelists were Mr. Rony Mathew (Leader Designate -HR, PARI Robotics) , Mr. Prasad Adawadkar (Founder, AuraApps Consulting) , Ms. Shonelle Thakkar (Co- founder &CEO – Diquery Digital LLP) and Ms. Trupti Pansare (Director, HR, Inteliment Technologies). The Academicians, Corporates and Students presented their Research Paper on different aspects of AI and its utility in building business strategies.

The Second day started with a lecture on ‘AI- The new Skilling Wave In Industry 4.0’ by Mr. Rohit Ghosh (Founder, CEO-Pedagogy). Followed by a session on ‘Holistic Approach to AI’ by Prof. D.P Apte (Registrar, MIT WPU, Pune). Post lunch session was on ‘AI- Impact on Employment & ways to use it to our advantage’ by Mr. Chandrashekar Adawadkar (Management consultant and practicing CA), ‘Organizing for an AI future’ by Mr. Shantam Shukla(Lead Innovation Officer, Forbes Marshall) and ‘ Illustrating AI for business’ by Dr. Mahendra Ramdasi (Transformational Consulting , IBM,Pune).

The conference concluded with a Valedictory session graced by eminent personalities like Mr. Etienne Chaperon (Director, CEO United Crane Components) chief guest of the ceremony, Mr. Elstan Fernandez, Dr. Rachana Shikhare (Dean, DYPMIS), Mr. Prasad Adawadkar, (Founder, AuraApps Consulting) Director – HNIMR Dr. Jagdish Pol (Chief Convener) & Dr. Arpita Singh (Programme Convener).