KPIT to host prestigious Industrial Liaison Program with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Innovation for Emerging India
Pune, March 15, 2016: KPIT Technologies (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a global technology company specializing in IT consulting and product engineering, today announced that it will host the respected Industrial Liaison Program with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) titled, ‘2016 MIT Innovation for an Emerging India Workshop’ on 21st March, 2016 at the KPIT campus in Pune. The workshop will have eminent speakers delve into the strong links between MIT and companies leading the development and application of cutting-edge innovations in India and around the world.
The conference will feature presentations by MIT faculty, keynote addresses from Indian industry leaders and “Lightning Talks” from MIT-connected startups founded and operating in India. They will discuss innovations in diverse fields such as advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, clean energy amongst several groundbreaking domains. The sessions will also focus on how big data can be utilized to improve operations and processes in businesses, resulting in business growth and better lives.
With KPIT’s focus on building an environment conducive to innovation, this program is an excellent platform to explore development and application of advanced technology in India and globally. Ravi Pandit, Co-founder, Chairman & Group CEO, KPIT Technologies will be the key note speaker at the event.
The workshop will include sessions on digitizing the processes of fabrication in manufacturing by Neil Gershenfeld, Director, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms and data driven artificial intelligence by Una-May O'Reilly, a Principal Research Scientist.
Other topics that will be discussed include:
  • Starting and Running a Tech Company in India : Panelists:
    • Varun Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CTO, Aspiring Minds
    • Katie Taylor, Tata Center Fellow and Founder, Khethworks
    • Hemant Khemka, MD, Stesalit Systems Ltd.
    • Pradeep Nakhate, Head of India, EyeNetra  
  • Internet of Things and Behavior Change by Richard Fletcher, Research Scientist, MIT Development Through Dialogue, Design and Dissemination  
  • Solar Cheaper than Coal by Frank van Mierlo, CEO, 1366 Technologies  
The 2016 MIT Innovation for an Emerging India Workshop is a daylong conference, being held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on the 21st March 2016. Registration is open for ILP members and invited guests.
About KPIT Technologies Ltd.
KPIT (BSE: 532400, NSE: KPIT) is a global technology company specializing in providing IT Consulting and Product Engineering solutions and services to Automotive, Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities and Life Sciences companies. Together with its customers and partners, it creates and delivers technologies to enable creating a cleaner, greener and more intelligent world that is sustainable and efficient.
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