Mumbai CSI plays host to IT++
CSI 2004 convention organised by the Computer Society of India, Mumbai chapter
turned out to be a well attended event. The events themes had a mix of
new technologies, applications and research.
Tutorials on a range of topics were on offer for those interested in updating
their technical and implementation skills. The RFID and location-based services
tutorial gave an introduction to RFID, provided an overview to the internal
workings of the tech-
nology, the design of RFID systems, business application, and covered deployment
Others topics discussed were service-oriented architecture (Jini and Web services),
data mining and a mobile communication primer which included wireless radio
communication and communication networks.
Another highlight was a CIO summit that sought to address
key issues faced by Indian CIOs. Topics such as IT governance and software licensing
issues were discussed and debated in depth at the conference. Rajan Kaiker,
Co-Chairman, Franklin Covey, APAC involved the CIOs in a session on "Creating
a culture of execution to meet business goals." Speaking about XQ (execution
quotient) he stressed upon the importance of having quantifiable means to ensure
the execution of an organisation's goals. This convention also included a top
ten technology prediction presentation by research firm Gartner that covered
a range of futuristic technologies such as micro fuel cells, semantic web, electronic
ink, ultrawideband, smart dust, and holographic storage.