“India was somehow not a leader in the previous three Industrial revolutions. Our honourable Prime Minister keeps telling us on various platforms – India is going to be the torchbearer for Industrial Revolution 4.0. It is a very huge transformative trend that we are seeing around,” said Navin Mittal, Commissioner, Collegiate and Technical Education Department, Government of Telangana
He was speaking at the 10th Higher Education and HR Conclave 2019, Chandigarh, orgainised by Elets Technomedia and powered by digitalLEARNING. Mittal was one of the key speakers at the event and inaugurated the summit along with other key dignitaries at the event.
Elaborating his thoughts on the fourth Industrial Revolution, Mittal said, “There are three significant trends which we are seeing all over the world. The first one is industry 4.0, which is a big shift from industry 3.0. It was about basic use of Information & Technology, basic development of Information & Technology in last five to six decades”.
“But now we are in the threshold, and I would say at a transformative time on industry 4.0, which is all about blend of humans and machines. It is significantly the gap between humans and machines. And we are finding this whole transformation which is happening in front of our eyes. In terms of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, nano technology. We can see this amazing-amazing transformation which is happening,” he explained.
Mittal, in his address, also congratulated Elets Technomedia on completing 16 successful years of operations.
He said, “I am happy to know that Elets has completed 16 years on March 12 , 2019. I must say Elets is doing wonderful work in various sectors. Whether it is in the sector of governance, especially smart cities or whether it is digitalLEARNING in the sector of education. Also in the sector of health, banking, finance in startup space.”
“I have been associated with some of these sectors in terms of participation and also co-organising some of the conferences with the help of Elets Technomedia. The level of participation and the way conferences are organised, I must say it has been a wonderful experience. Some great learnings have taken place through these conferences. I personally attended them and also co-organised few conferences. It’s been a wonderful learning experience,” he added.
Further, expressing contentment on being a part of 10th HEHR Summit, Chandigarh, Mittal said, “I am happy being part of the 10th Higher Education and Human Resource Conclave Chandigarh. There’s been a wide participation not from academia but also from industry and Government. So, this is one platform which brings the three together – academia, industry and Government. Some very good deliberations have taken place in this conclave which will help to bridge this gap between the three and ensure that the outcome and output of our higher education sector is useful for the other two. This will bridge the gap between the two and bring polished initiatives and supportive structures, which will help to connect both higher education as well as the human resource sector”.
Notably, Navin Mittal has been associated with Elets Technomedia from a very long time. He was also among the key speakers at the 9th Higher Education and Human Resource Conclave, Hyderabad, which took place on 4-5 February 2019.