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Institute Lecture on 'The future is here'

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay organised an Institute Lecture by Mr. Raj Nair, Chairman, Avalon Consulting, India.

Title: 'The Future is Here'

Day & Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017

Time & Venue: 5:15 pm at Hall No. 21, 2nd Floor, VMCC


Technological development in solar cells, sensors, internet, smart phones, various digital technologies (including block-chain), quantum mechanics, etc. are likely to massively disrupt some industries. There are some far-reaching disruptions waiting to happen. These can be logically foreseen, if we know how to connect dots on the Science & Technology map. These dots can reveal the future especially if you were to connect the impact of those changes to things that lie downstream, two or three stages away from the immediate impact. The speaker will discuss likely impact of the disruptions on industries such as automobiles, computing, banking, and power utilities, etc. and their implications for IITians. Young engineers like IITians can be drivers or enablers of these developments and can contribute to making industry and research future ready.

About the Speaker: 

Mr.Raj Nair is an entrepreneur who set up and runs 4 professional services companies in Management Consulting, Market Research, Analytics and IT with 16 offices in the USA, UK, Singapore, Australia and India employing over 2100 professionals.  They are known for innovation, quality and creative use of technology. Each one of them has won laurels in the global market and not just in India, besides being commercially successful. He has a B.Tech (Hons) degree from IIT Bombay in 1971, PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad in 1973 and also a Law degree from the University of Mumbai in 1976. He has been, over the years, invited to speak at various conferences in India,USA, UK, Middle East and Singapore on diverse subjects ranging from global economics to the impact of future technologies on business, entrepreneurship and education.