By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 9 Aug: Uttaranchal Institute of Management, Uttaranchal University, is organising an International Conference on the topic, ‘Information Technology and Management for Sustainable Development’ (ICITMSD), here, from 9 to 10 August. The Conference began with Jitender Joshi, Chancellor, Uttaranchal University, felicitating Chief Guest Dr Narendra S Chaudhari (Vice-Chancellor, Uttarakhand Technical University). The Guests of Honour, Dr Rakesh Sharma (Scientist, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology), and Dr S Qamar (King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia) were felicitated by the faculty members. The Keynote Speakers included eminent personalities from academia and industry, namely Prof (Dr) Subhash C Sharma, (IIT-Roorkee), Dr Sandeep Rakshit (American University of Nigeria), Anita Koli (NIIT Technologies) and Dr Alok Kumar, JKLU. The welcome address was delivered by Prof (Dr) Pradeep Suri, wherein he introduced all the dignitaries and said the Conference was being organised with the objective of bringing together eminent researchers, scholars, academicians and industry stalwarts to promote high-end research in various areas of technology and management. Prof (Dr) N.K. Joshi emphasised on latest trends in technology and management, namely Big Data and Machine Learning. He added that ‘Data is the strongest currency in today’s world’. Dr Narendra Chaudhari motivated the students for inclusion of technological interventions. Dr Rakesh Sharma encouraged the participants to consider various perspectives of technology for advancement at the global level. Dr S Qamar spoke on mobile technologies and shared his research experiences. Thereafter, Conference Proceedings were released. The Chief Guest and Guests of Honour were presented mementoes as a token of gratitude. The Keynote Speakers Prof (Dr) Subhash C Sharma and Anita Koli delivered the Keynote Addresses in Track 1 and Track 2, respectively. Other speakers included Dr Sandeep Rakshit and Dr Alok Kumar. A large number of participants from across the globe presented their papers on the main and allied themes. There is huge participation from the research scholars and post- graduate students of UIM.