Infosys Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:INFY), a world leader in consulting and information technology services, today held a brainstorming session with some of the biggest names in the technology field on "Software Engineering Innovation: How can India be the leader?" at its campus in Bangalore . The panel discussion addressed some of the most important issues that are impediments to India emerging as a leader in Software Engineering Innovation including over reliance on processes and not research and innovation, exploration of limited domains etc.
The panelists fiercely debated topics including how far has India really come in the IT and at what level of maturity is the industry currently at, definition of IT and how India can improve the various components and what can the Indian software industry, academia and research do to help India take the lead in providing innovative solutions to these problems.
The panel discussion was lively and dotted with humour and practical illustrations . The panelists included eminent personalities like Prof. S Sadagopan, Director, IIIT Bangalore; Prof . Bimal Roy, Prof - in - charge, (Applied Statistical Unit), Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata; Prof. Pankaj Jalote, Professor & Head, Computer Science Department, IIT Kanpur; Dr A L Rao, President, Telecom & Internet Working Solutions, Wipro Technologies Ltd; Mr. Deependra Moitra, General Manager, (Engineering), Lucent Technologies Ltd & Member IEEE Software Editorial Board; Mr. Satyendra Kumar, Vice President, Head - Quality & Productivity, Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Dr Raja Ramanna, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies and Member of the Rajya Sabha was the Guest of Honour at the event and marked the occasion with the launch of a book titled "The Art and Technology of Software Engineering: A Mosaic of Models and Methods" edited by Dr R Ramkumar, Principal Researcher, Software Engineering and Technology Labs (SETLabs), Infosys Technologies. The book is a collection of essays by six researchers in SETLabs and addresses the opportunities and challenges of web - based applications.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. S Gopalakrishnan, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Infosys Technologies Ltd said, "Infosys is proud that we are able to contribute to the software engineering discipline through the publication of this book. Some of the best practices from the research activities at Infosys are being shared through this and we hope that this will encourage more publications from Infosys and the industry.
In his keynote address, Dr Raja Ramanna, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies and Member of the Rajya Sabha gave his unique insights into the nature of Quantum Computers and its future.
Dr R Ramkumar, Principal Researcher, Software Engineering & Technology Labs (SETLabs) said, "The release of the book marks a milestone in the history of Infosys as it showcases original software engineering research that has been conceptualised and executed entirely at Infosys in a manner that effectively bridges theory and practice."
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