7th International Conference – CONFLUENCE’ 2017 on “Cloud Computing, Data Science & Engineering” organized by Amity School of Engineering & Technology (ASET) in association with EMC Corporation concluded today at Amity University Uttar Pradesh.
Prof.(Dr.)G.P. Li, Director, University of California, USA; Prof. (Dr.) TEO Tong Meng, Professor, CSE Deptt., NUS; Prof.(Dr.) Marcial Dave,Professor, Uytengsu Computer Studies Hall, Silliman University and Prof. (Dr.)S. N.Singh, Professor, IIT Kanpur, Prof.(Dr.)Virendra Kumar, Research Professor, University of Brunswick Canada, Prof.( Dr.)D.S Chauhan, President, Association of Indian Universities, Prof.( Dr.) Mohammad S. Obaidar, Chair Department of Computer and Information Science,Fordham University USA; Mr. Dennis Deters, Head of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada; Prof Keshav Dahal, University of the West of Scotland, Scotland graced the Valediction
The two day Technical Conference aimed at providing a platform for Industry,Researchers and Academia for sharing advancements in Research and Development in upcoming areas of Cloud System and Big Data Engineering.
More than 500 participants participated in the Confluence including 40 International Delegates, 39 Scientists and Researchers from 20 countries including USA, UK,Australia, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Netherlands, Scotland, Philippines,Singapore, Russia, Malaysia, South Africa, Ireland, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong,Sweden, Greece, UAE and many more.
Confluence– 2017 received 539 research papers from more than 30 countries, out of which149 manuscripts were selected.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Prof Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh said that Confluence 2017 has been a platform where the minds from various spheres met and deliberated upon the development of Cloud Computing, Data Science and Engineering. She mentioned that the future technologists must have imbibed immense knowledge from the distinguished speakers which will aid in mapping their career path.
Sharing his views, Prof.(Dr.) S.N Singh, Professor, IIT Kanpur said that the development of nation depends upon the skills and training of professionals, hence, knowledge exposure of budding professionals as per industry requirement is important.
During the Valediction, Amity Leadership and Academic awards were conferred upon eminent Industry Leaders in recognition of their contribution towards strengthening industry academia linkage including Mr. Rajesh Bajaj, Cluster Head, Reliance BIG TV Limited, Mr. Vibhu Mahajan, Chief Operating Officer,Choko La, Mr. Rahul Mittra, CEO, Wave Cinemas, Mr. Sanjay Khajuria, Vice President, Nestle India Limited, Mr. Sameer Garg, Vice President, Axis Bank Limited, Ms. Ruchi Dhawan Sharma, Head- HR, Max Life Insurance, Mr. Praveen Saharya, Director, Tom Ford, Mr Ashok Sharma, Head Pdt. & Marketing,Escorts and Mr. Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express amongst others
In his acceptance speech, Mr.Vibhu Mahajan, Chief Operating Officer, Choko La expressed his gratitude for bestowing the honor upon him. He lauded the brilliant young minds of Amity and advised them to utilize the most out of the deliberations of such conferences to enhance their knowledge and professional skills.
During his acceptance speech, Mr. Rahul Mittra, CEO, Wave Cinemas said that itis important to have choices in professional life. He stressed that leaders on their journey to success inspire others as well to become leaders. He encouraged students to follow the career path of their choice rather than the imposed one.
During the Conference, 11 MoUs were signed between Amity University and Foreign Universities, Industry and Research Institutions including Machine Intelligence Research Lab, USA; University of Cape Town, South Africa;California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology,University of California, USA; BNEFIT, Philippines; Delft University of Technology, Netherlands; Auckland University, New Zealand; Delta Power Solution India Power Ltd; University of western Sydney, Australia; Institute of Information Technology, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Philippines;Silliman University, Philippines and University of New Brunswick, Canada.
Prof.(Dr.)G.P. Li, Director, University of California, USA; Prof. (Dr.) Jan van den Berg, Professor Cyber Security (TU Delft and LU), Scientific Director Cyber Security Academy The Hague, Netherlands; Prof.(Dr.) Simeon Simoff, Dean, University of Western Sydney , Australia and Dr.Ajith Abraham, Director, Machine Intelligence Research Lab, USA were conferred upon Honorary Professorship by Dr. Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Group and Dr. Atul Chauhan, Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh in the presence of Dr. (Prof.) Gurinder Singh, Group Vice Chancellor, Amity and Dr. (Prof.)Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh