Cognitive Computing & Digital Social Innovation

27th September, 2018 | 9:30am – 1:30pm | RSVP:

Venue: #310, 2nd Floor, Academic Block

IIIT Bangalore and Mphasis India will be hosting a Symposium on Cognitive Computing & Social Innovation at our campus

Detailed Schedule

Cognitive Computing & Social Innovation, 27th Sep

Background about the symposium:

Cognitive technology is transforming all aspects of enterprises and society today. This requires dedicated investments – both financially & intellectually – to build a world class ecosystem accessible for all.

IIITB, in partnership with Mphasis are committed to building the first of its kind cognitive computing centre focusing on machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, sensors and augmented reality. Through this partnership, IIITB and Mphasis intends to reach out to the sections of society that can benefit the most from it.

IIITB and Mphasis will be inaugurating the Cognitive Computing Centre-of-Excellence on this day and the Symposium is the first of the initiatives of this Centre.

The centre will focus on applied research with relevance for society and enterprises. The centre will work on proof of concepts, prototypes, and research papers and all intellectual assets generated from the programme will be open sourced and accessible for everyone.

Objectives of this Symposium

  • Raise awareness about the needs in the domains of education, enterprise & government, accessibility
  • Understand the challenges that are currently being faced with regard to the use of technology in these domains
  • Sharing of strategies and technology solutions that are working both within India, as well as internationally
  • Devising innovative technological solutions that could be implemented to help in addressing such challenges
  • To develop a way forward to implement the innovations and necessary tools to make the fight against such challenges more effective
  • In all this, to generate a closer-knit partnership between academia, corporate India, Public Sector and NGOs in addressing these challenges

The proceedings of the symposium will be compiled in the form of a report (video / audio) and would be shared with all participants.

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome Address

  • Mr. DV Jagadish, CEO – Outreach, IIITB

09:40 – 10:15 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Prof. Sadagopan, Director – IIITB
  • Mr. Sundar Subramanian, President – Global Delivery, Mphasis
  • Mr. Srikanth Karra, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mphasis
  • Dr. Sravana Karnati, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Sterling Talent Solutions (via Skype)

10:15 – 11:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Cognitive Computing & Education / Digital Empowerment

  • Moderator: Ms. Praseeda, Researcher – IIITB
  • Dr. Prasad Ram, Founder – Gooru Labs (via Hangout)
  • Prof. Sridhar Mandyam, IIITB
  • Prof. GS Raghavan, IIITB
  • Mr. Ashish Vikram, Founder – Videoken

11:00 – 11:30 Mphasis Cognitive Computing CoE

  • Inauguration of Mphasis CoE – Venue: #314
  • Demos & Posters – Venue: #308
  • Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:15 PANEL DISCUSSION: Cognitive Computing & Industry / Social Sectors

  • Moderator: Dr. Jai Ganesh, Sr. VP – Mphasis NEXT Labs
  • Mr. Peter Roxburgh, Justice & Care
  • Prof. Chandrasekhar Ramanathan, IIITB
  • Prof. Jaya Nair, IIITB
  • Ms. Anvita Bajpai, Founder – SunvAI

12:15 – 13:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Cognitive Computing & Accessibility / Assistive Tech

  • Moderator: Dr. Meenu Bhambhani, VP & Head – Mphasis CSR
  • Ms. Priti Rohra, Chief Accessibility Officer – Barrier Break
  • Prof. Dinesh Babu Jayagopi, IIITB
  • Prof. Madhav Rao, IIITB
  • Mr. Ankit Rajiv Jindal, Founder – Friends for Inclusion


  • Moderator: Prof. Ramesh, CEO – Innovation Centre, IIIT-B

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch

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