It is rightly said, all that begins well, is surely going to end well, or shall we say, in Point10's case, all that has begun well, will hopefully continue to get better and better with each passing work week. This past weekend and more or less the last two weeks has seen Point10 Team members spring into action towards a successful launch of Technology Summit.
Our first public event was held on 8th Aug, which provided the platform for professionals to come forward and propagate the ideology of revitalizing how the education ecosystem can be transformed for the well being of the students by distributing books to needy/talented students. It basically showed the ETHICAL side of Team Point10, wherein we young funded needy/talented students’ education.
But we want our Youth to be Professionaly Competent as well. So to take our initives to the next Level we have created a platform to bring together Professionals and Educationist from across various industries to share their insights to prepare students for the future.
We were also very privileged to have a right startegic partner, Xcellon Insitute for our Student- Awareness initiatives.
The Xcellon Way : At Xcellon, education goes beyond giving facts and knowledge. We believe that management is a way of thinking and hence we focus on developing the key mental processes that enable a person to excel.
Point10-Xcellon Technology Summit - 2009
A big hall of Xcellon Institute, filled with 125+ students of various Engineering colleges from Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Mehsana, Baroda, Surat, Bhuj etc; along with 10+ professionals discussing on the surge of new Emerging IT Trends in the world and how students can prepare themselves for ever-chaning world of Information Technology.
On the 22nd of Nov’09, Point10 with the association of the Xcellon Institute, had organised the Point10-Xcellon Technology Summit - 2009 with the motto of revitalizing education Eco-system and providing a new platform to the students of Gujarat. Various Professionals and Educationists from across the IT Industry with exp. From Yahoo, Sun-Microsystems, Infosys, Cognizant, iCUBIX, Radix Technologies etc were present to share their insights to prepare students for their future.
The delegates present were hardly people above the age of 30!!! This is what the India’s Gen Nxt is on to!!! The youth of our country, which represents 50 per cent of our population, is full of opportunities to make India competitive in the globalised world.
The summit was started by Mr. Jatin Chaudhary, CEO’s keynote regarding the Theme of the summit ( Be Aware. Be Prepared.)and on why one should work on something which they love doing.
Mr. Kunal Chaudhari ( VP – SDG @ Point10 ) and Mr. Kartik Iyer ( Mentor - BCG @ Point10 ) , explained the students on Emerging IT trends i.e. Web 2.0, ERP, Intelligent Systems and the importance of “OUT OF BOX” thinking in software development.
Mr. Puneet Thariani ( Mentor – Design Group @ Point10) talked about the importance of a UX ( User Experience ) and User friendly Design.
Mr. Pratik Mistry ( Technology Mentor @ Point10 ) explored the very important and relevant technology buzzwords ERP and DBMS giving the basic knowledge to the students.
Mr. Roopesh Madan, Vice President – IT,Finance @ Claris Lifesciences, talked about the various careers that IT students can pursue and which they were unaware of.
Mr. Umesh Solanki ( Mentor – Communications Skills @ Point10 ) described the importance of being multitasker. He said that one should not only go for specialization in just a single IT field. According to him, IT is not just adding labels to your already booming file of degrees. Students should try to be a Technologist along with acqurirng specialization in various fields.
Lastly Team Point10 talked about Point10 –Campus Internship Program 2010 available for finaly year students.
All sessions were highly interactive with lots of students taking part into conversations and at times asking tricky questions to the speakers. This shows the quality of students we have , its just that they are not exposed to the external world as they should be.
All the Participants were awarded with certificates and guests were honoured with a token of thanks.
The summit ended with a clear notion to the people “BE AWARE. BE PREPARED.”
There was a time when 10 by 10 meant 100%, perfection, A+, something to strive for but mostly never to achieve. Conclusively, the Point10-Xcellon Technology Summit - 2009 was one such effort by Team Point10 to strive towards perfection.
This is just the start... their are still many more of it to come.
Coming Soon : Cleantech Summit, Healthcare Summit, Electronics Summit, Communications Skills workshop etc.