Industry-Academia Conclave throws the spotlight on Industry 4.0

 

PALS (PAN IIT Alumni Leadership Series), a voluntary educational initiative of Alumni of all IITs, organized an Industry-Academia Conclave at IIT Madras Campus late last week. The theme of the Conclave was ‘Conquering Industry 4.0.’

Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, characterised by the coming together of Digital and Physical worlds and Digitisation of Manufacturing Processes, based on cyber-physical systems, will throw up challenges in leadership and workforce skill gap, for which both Industry and Academia are to be prepared. The Conclave Guests of Honour were B. Muthuraman, Former Vice Chairman, Tata Steel Ltd, K. Ananth Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd and Dr. Anand Samuel, Vice Chancellor, Vellore Institute of Technology.

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