Tuesday, June 9, 2009
IBM to offer remote mentoring to IIIT-Hyderabad students - Making Smarter India
IBM will be launching a remote mentor-ship program in IIIT Hydrebad. Its a part of Smarter Planet initiative taken by IBM under which IBM’s vision is to bring a new level of intelligence in the world.It improves how every person, business, organization, government, natural system, and man-made system interacts. As per IBM there is a chance to do everything in a better,efficient and a more productive way and as the planet gets smarter ,chances of opening up new meaningful possibilities progress.
In this program IBM and IIIT-Hyderabad will try to involve students in various technology projects which will help them in broadening their horizon and perspectives. The projects will be mainly inclined towards application of Information Technology for the society. These projects will be helpful both for the students and the society.
According to Mr Jai Menon, Vice-President of Technical Strategy, IBM Corporation "The projects will be crucial for IBM as well as providing solutions to real world problems".
Smarter Planet initiative by IBM is a way to work towards future applications . Since Internet has grown and has shrunk the world to a small place IBM thinks that its time to work smarter. That means tackling problems "like wasting too much energy, like spending too much time in traffic, like producing food too expensively and wasting too much of what we produce." All of these issues can be solved with the help of smarter user of technology and brains.
IBM has been working for many years to create a smarter world and has already decongested Stockholm, improved water management in Brazil. It has also partnered with Google for smarter electronic storage of health record.
Now its time to see how IIIT-H and IBM make a smarter India.