The panel discussions will bring some of the best minds from Industry, Academia, the Government and the Development sectors and have them present their views on the three pillars that are showcased in the theme of the meet: “Transforming Society, Enterprises & Academics through Innovation”.
Transforming Enterprises: The Evolution, The Progress & A Peek Into The Future– BITS Pilani has produced a plethora of high impact entrepreneurs who have created a dent in the industry they chose. Sukumar, a BITSian himself, the Editor of MINT, will be in conversation with an electric panel of some of the biggest names from various industries including Information Technology/ITeS, Heavy Industry and Electronics.
Interactive Q&A session with audience featuring All Campus Directors– BITSAA International co-founder Anupendra Sharma will lead an open session with the Directors of all the 4 BITS Pilani campuses. Joining them would be the Vice Chancellor of BITS, B N Jain & Kris Ramachandran, Advisor to Aditya Birla Group. The session will be highly interactive and will discuss the path that BITS Pilani will take to propel it to one of the best universities of the world highlighting important factors such as the role of alumnus, initiatives that will enrich the faculty & student experience at the campus, ramping up existing programs and introducing newer initiatives.
Transforming Society through Innovative Actions– The versatile Ramesh Ramanathan will be in talks with the top thinkers and leaders that cover the wide spectrum of responsible business, development and sustainability. The panel will discuss what innovative actions are required to transform the society not only at the bottom but also at the middle and the top of the pyramid.
Critical requirements for our Educational System to drive High-Growth Entrepreneurs- Universities with their proximity to research facilities, professors, collaborations and network of alumni are at a vantage point of creating high impact entrepreneurs be it students or the professors themselves. This panel will address various steps that might have to be taken to strengthen an institute’s ideal playgrounds from which great enterprises can emerge.
Nurturing the Next Brand of Professionals– This panel will speak to key industry professionals, BITS Pilani administration and academicians about what can BITS do to keep up with the changing industry landscape. Moreover, it will also address how BITS Pilani’s existing system (Practice School Program, TIC projects where companies outsource their projects to BITSians) be leveraged to create the next class of professionals.
Mind boggling BITSian achievements– This panel will present talks by few BITSians who have gone on to achieve interesting milestones be it being a Project Director at the Smithsonian, or developing a novel farming technique, or creating a state of the art navigation system and much more.
Technologies that will shape the future– This panel brings experts from energy, health, IT, semiconductor, media and more. It is aimed to focus on discussions about emerging technologies that will help to position the BITS fraternity at the forefront of new ideas & developments. The panel will also answer critical questions that will define our country’s progress as we step into the next decade with technological revolution in all industries.
The first ever global alumni meet – BITSAA Global Meet 2011, will be held from 8th-9th January, 2011.