Amity University’s ‘Two Day CONFLUENCE-2016’ the Global Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summit themed on “Cloud System and Big Data Engineering” concluded at Amity Campus, Sector-125, Noida with humungous participation of Academicians and Corporate leaders from world renowned Institutions and Organizations such as Cambridge University, UK; University of Nottingham, UK; University of Massachusetts, USA; Purdue University, USA; Stanford University, USA; Cornell University, USA; Asia Pacific University, Malaysia; University of Cape Town, South Africa; University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; Istanbul University, Turkey; Intel Corporation, USA and others.
Amity conferred Industry and Academic Excellence Awards upon Venkatesh Sarvasiddhi, Head Microsoft Innovation, India; Dr. Neeta Verma, Deputy Director General , National Informatics Centre, Ms. Renuka Jain Gupta, CCI Advisor (Financial Analysis), Competition Commission of India, Mr. Keshav Bansal, Executive Director, Intex , Mr. Indranil Das, Vice President- Asian Business, Arginos Inc, Mr. Harshdeep Singh, Vice-President, Corporate & Institutional, Data Wind, Mr. Vinod Murthy, Director, Ernst and Young, Dr. Nabajyoti Choudhury, Additional Director, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Mr. Sunil Sardana, Vice President-Offshore, Punj Llyod, Mr. Devinder Prashar, General Manager, EPSA Group, Mr. Sumit Rao, Sr. Director, Engineering, Cerner, Prof. (Dr.) David Gries, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, USA and Prof. (Dr.) Paul Gries, Acting Vice Dean , University of Toronto, Canada
Addressing the distinguished gathering, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity expressed his delight over the MoUs and International alliances which were initiated during two day Confluence 2016. He shared that as part of theMoU signed with Intel, Intel and Amity will co- develop a state of the art Hi Computing Laboratory at Amity which will benefit the students immensely. He also announced fellowships for “Synergy of Brains Mission” and invited the speakers and delegates to come together on one platform for collaborative research and development. Dr. Chauhan also announced the launch of “Centre of Cloud Computing, Data Science and Engineering” which will act as a platform for scholars and researchers worldwide to discuss and deliberate upon recent trends and issues in the area of Cloud Computing and Data Science.
During the Summit, Amity University signed 6 MoUs with University of Massachusetts, USA; Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada; Sunway University, Malaysia; Asia Pacific University, Malaysia; Penza State University, Russian Federation and Intel Corporation to facilitate and enrich educational ties between the Institutions and benefit from inter disciplinary research.
Dr. Michael A. Smith, Visual Computing Architect and Academic Program Director, Intel Corporation, USA; Prof. (Dr.) David Gries, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, USA; Prof. (Dr.) Graham Kendall, Vice-Provost (Research and Knowledge Transfer) University of Nottingham, UK and Malaysia; Prof. (Dr.) Paul Gries, Acting Vice Dean, University of Toronto, Canada; Prof. (Dr.) Jean- Paul Van Belle- Director, Centre for IT and National Development in Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa were conferred Honorary Professorships by Dr. Ashok K Chauhan at Amity School of Engineering and Technology.
The valediction of the Summit was graced by Prof. (Dr.) Supriya Chakrabarti- Associate Dean, University of Massachusetts, USA; Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Gupta- Graduate Program Director, Wireless Sensornets Lab, Western Michigan University, USA; Prof. (Dr.)R Logeswaran- Dean, Asia Pacific University, Malaysia; Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity; Dr. B Shukla- Vice Chancellor, Amity University and Prof. (Dr.) Abhay Bansal- Head, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Amity School of Engineering & Technology.
Expressing his views, Prof. (Dr.)R Logeswaran- Dean, Asia Pacific University, Malaysia appreciated Amity for its state of the art facilities and cutting edge infrastructure and urged the students to utilize the facilities to the best which could lead them to places. He shared that the MoU that his University has signed with Amity during Confluence 2016 will involve lot of interactions between both the Institutions especially on research side, which will mutually benefit both the Institutions and respective countries as well.
Prof. (Dr.) Supriya Chakrabarti- Associate Dean, University of Massachusetts, USA expressed his delight in being part of “Confluence 2016” and stressed that the MoU that has been signed between University of Massachusetts, USA and Amity will harness the boundless energy evinced by students and faculty of Amity. He expressed his desire to utilize the resources of both the Institutions in the best possible way for societal benefit. He thanked Amity University for providing him an opportunity to re-connect with his passion about Cloud Computing and Big Data through Confluence 2016.
Prof. (Dr.) Jean- Paul Van Belle- Director, Centre for IT and National Development in Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa appreciated “Confluence 2016” and called it an apt platform and congregation of all the stakeholders- Industry, Students, Academia under one platform. He stressed that it is very important in current times for all the stakeholders of education sector to come together and bridge the widening chasm between Industry and Academia.