First Day of ILC
The most awaited Inspired Leadership Conference organized by the SOIL students initiated its first day merrily at the Leela hotel in Gurgaon. A unique amalgamation of aspiring leaders and renowned leaders from the industry came together to guide on the industrial revolution 4.0 and its impact on the individual lives, on industry and business globally. The seminar started with the unique "morning circle" a criteria to synergize the positivity and share it with everyone present. The students from Shinzenken and the inspired leaders were also a part of this uniting act.
The event was followed by the Vandana which literally means prayer in the dance form to the god for thanking everything. Anil Sachdev the founder of School of inspired leadership took forward the conference by welcoming the speakers and guests.
Followed by the enlightening from Dr. Rishi Mohan the president of Aeris Communication, Chairman IET IOT panel India who talked about how digitization is uniting the world and getting it closer and making it a one entity. "We should up-skill ourselves as the skills are getting obsolete and competencies are getting added” said Mr. Rishi Mohan.
The roles government played in making India a digital
"We have grown 50 times in data consumption in last 5 years in spite that our data cost is lowest. We have the largest Jan Dhan- 376 million bank account got opened in India. This is more than population of America”.
India is the centre of whole digitization as India is consuming most data.
It has power of connecting the unconnected. India is going to change the world and we are doing it by various means and Adhaar is one the best example to prove it. India has finally become inward looking and it will help India to be the world leader. Agility is one of the major factors which India has adopted in recent years and should implement digitalization in every area from school to Skilling to banking etc.
India has its own constrains such as several languages.. India is leading the industrial revolution."
How to be future ready?
Cross functioning of skills.
Step away from distraction to create something productive.
Mr. Sanjay Gupta the CEO of English Helper talked about how strengthening of the education is important to get ready for the future. English Helper provides a digital and easier way to help students learn English with the help of AI.
Deploying technology to solve a traditional problem is not easy and it was not easy for English Helper as well in the start. Now it has created a network to reach 4 million students. Digital platform have capacity to change the world and they are the torch bearers.
The compulsion of using technology for doing good should be there to be an inspired leader which is the utmost priority at SOIL.
“Digital curriculum should be added in schools to make students future ready” said Sanjeev Nikore
“We are getting physically distant but technically closer with the customer. The way we address business should change as the technology is changing”. said Debashish Bhattacharya
Interesting interactive session took place in the conference to talk about how machines are going to change the future of HR. HR should have to be agile in terms of working and be quick to unlearn to learn to sustain in this field.
Robots and digitization has power to bring the positive changes and can help in solving various societal problems. Humans and robots will work together in future make it a better world to live in.
The first day was wrapped up with the closing ceremony where the Japanese and Indian students shared their experience. Japanese were amazed to see the changed and transformed India. SOIL is taking a step to change the negative perception of India in the world and this is just a small step which will cause positive ripple effects in the future.
Second Day of ILC
The second day of Inspired Leadership conference started with a thought provoking note by Dr. Gulshan Rai former Chief information security officer, PMO.
How much we are working to bring out the best version of ourselves? Is someone else responsible for our growth?
Rapid change in technology brings in the need for leadership from an individual level. Technologies are making people capable of empowering themselves and people are learning the skills and abilities from platforms like YouTube and MOOCS. The role of the technology manager and CEO is almost equal which shows how technology has been embedded in our daily life.
Companies which were embracing the changes in technology are standing as the top performers. India is expecting a 5 trillion dollars digital ecosystem by 2024 and 3 trillion dollars economy. But for that we need to work on building competency and develop skills for the new employment changes coming on. India will disrupt to construct. Dr. Gulshan Rai also mentioned that "SOIL is doing a fantastic job for building the great future leaders by making them ready for future disruptions".
Artificial intelligence, RPA are not the next big thing happening in India but is already embedded in our systems. The panelist of 7 members, Shalini Mathrani (Dep. Director General, National Informatics center), Ekta Ghosh (Chief Tech. Officer, NIIT), Mitali Nikore (Economist), Shubham Arora (Associate Director, PWC), Shashank Mittal (Sr. Consultant at PwC), Patrick Newell (Prof. Shinzenken), Yogesh Andlay (Board member SOIL), experts from their respective field sat together to do a very informative discussion on where does India stand digitally? What are the consequences and how the challenges could be tackled?
India already is facing a huge divide economically. Growing so fast digitally are we creating a huge divide digitally as well? There could be huge gap scene in enterprises and industries which are AI enabled using RPA and yet other are not even aware of the changes happening. What could be done to lessen the gap?
Few key takeaways which came into light and should be kept in mind to build a digital India with the least gap available could be
1. Implementing digital literacy at the basic school level.
2. Transparency in uses of data and security of data.
3. Awareness at village level about digital progress.
4. Government should be abreast about the changes happening in the world digitally and work on implementing it for the benefit for the citizens.
5. Financial services should be digitalized and made cost effective.
6. Up-skilling and product innovation should be taken into account.
As soon to be inspired leaders we should keep these in mind and work on whenever we get chance.
The second day at Inspired Leadership Conference was more colourful and vibrant as it was filled with the beautiful dance performance, group songs presented by the SOIL and SOBD students. It surely was a great learning and a joyous experience for the students of SOIL, SOBD and Shinzenken University as well.