On January 18th 2024, Wisdom Tree successfully hosted its inaugural offline event, “Meaningful Conversations,” at Andaz Delhi. In line with their thought leadership brand, the event brought together influential figures from the business and thought leadership realms to engage in discussions on contemporary subjects spanning emerging technologies, learning & skilling outcomes, and practical experiences around employability.
The event was supported by Dell Technologies with a central theme revolving around “Emerging Technologies: Impact on Education and Skilling,” providing a platform for insightful perspectives on how these advancements will shape our future.
The distinguished panel featured Col. Nidhish Bhatnagar, Director of the School of Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence & Cyber Security at Rashtriya Raksha University, India; Dr. Sanjay Goel, Professor and Chair at the University at Albany, SUNY; and Dr. Vinish Kathuria, Managing Partner of SenseAI Ventures and mentor at NASSCOM Deep Tech.
Some of the key takeaways from the discussion included:
- Overall Tech Impact: Col. Nidhish Bhatnagar emphasized India’s massive and advanced tech stack, especially with UPI’s takeover, predicting an upward trajectory in various sectors.
- Skilling: Dr. Vinish Kathuria highlighted the concept of Manufacturing 4.0, stressing the need for specialized training for local teams to ensure successful implementation. He expressed concern about organizational silos within business schools, advocating for a more integrated and collaborative approach.
- Jobs: Examining future job prospects in AI, the overall trend indicated a positive net gain. However, accurately predicting the impact on sectors like manufacturing and education remains challenging.
- Responsible AI: Dr Sanjay Goel discussed the revolutionary potential of sensor technology in healthcare, alleviating traffic congestion and driving complete automation in manufacturing. While opportunities seem boundless, he stressed the importance of maintaining a sense of caution.
Notable attendees included Dr Himadri Das from the International Management Institute – IMI, Dr Poonam Verma from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Dr Jones Mathews from Online PGDM by Great Lakes Institute of Management, and other eminent academicians.