A Symposium on Emerging Technologies and InfrastructureHeld on July 28, 2018 Saturday at 9.30amVenue: UGC Auditorium, JNTUH, Kukatpalli, Hyderabad

Experts shared their knowledge and answered the questions posed by the participants at the one-day symposium on Emerging Technologies and Infrastructure, organized by Awareness in Action at the UGC Auditorium in JNTUH, Kukatpally on July 28, 2018.

The symposium focused on three issues - urban infrastructure, digital infrastructure and connectivity infrastructure.

Speaking on the occasion, chuef guest, Dr B.S. Madhukar, Advisor to NAAC, said that the idea of lift came from, not an engineer, but from a janitor of a hotel. He said the lifts began working from outside the building as against the lifts working within the buildings.

He pointed out how we misuse the available infrastructure. By 2040, India becomes 10 Trillion market and utilization or misutilisation of existing infrastructure would primarily be playing a major role. He also spoke about the gap between industry and the industry-required-knowledge possessed by students passing out of colleges.

Speaking on urban infrastructure, additional principal chief conservator of forests, Hyderabad circle, Dr. G. Chandrasekhar Reddy stressed on greenery. He said that in India, planting began only around five decades ago. “We need to focus more on it to increase green infrastructure”, he said.

The urban infrastructure includes transport facilities, communication facilities, roads & buildings and waterways for civilians. Singapore is one of the greenest cities, which provides its people the best urban infrastructure, he said.

Chandrasekhar Reddy focused mainly on Hyderabad green infrastructure and benefits of it. The green infrastructure gives humanity access to nature. Air quality increases as the green infrastructure increases and in turn, that increases the human-health, he said.

Speaking on digital infrastructure, MD and CEO, 5Barz India Pvt Ltd., Shri Samartha Raghava Nagabhushanam and Shri Vijaya Kumar Khaderbad said that digital connectivity is of two types – personal and home connectivity through broadband. 'Internet of Things' and 'Internet of Everything' are the next big things which could be enabled by the Net Connectivity.

The real picture of the India, however, does not give a comfortable feeling, they said adding that while there are 100 million affordable homes of which 30% are broadband connected and 170 million homes are not-affordable homes and not broadband connected.

The speakers also said that crypto currency is next level digital banking against the existing core bank and the crypto currency would be everywhere in the next 10-15 years.

Speaking on connectivity infrastructure, Deputy Chief Engineer (R&B), Telangana, Shri T. Satyanarayana said, the motto of Indian roads is to reduce the time to reach the destination. India had 29,000 km stretch of roads in 1980, 76,000 kms by 2012 and 1,15,435 km stretch of by 2017 and it will go up to 2 lakh kms in the coming years.

He said Indian roads contribute 4.7% of GDP. Roads carry 65% freight and 85% of passengers. He also spoke about the latest "Bharatmala" and National Highways Authority of India projects. India has 1.435 lakh km roads, which constitute National Highways, State Roads, District Roads and Village Roads. With 56 lakh kms length of India Roads, India is next to US, he said.


Shri Y.V.S.T. Sai, IRS

Commissioner of Income Tax, Hyderabad

Dr. G. Chandrashekar Reddy

IFS,Addl. Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests,
Hyderabad Circle

Dr. B.S. Madhukar

Advisor, NAAC

Shri T. Satyanarayana

Deputy Chief Engineer ( R & B ), Telangana

Shri Samartha Raghava Nagabhushanam

MD & CEO, 5Barz India pvt Ltd

Shri Vijaya Kumar Khaderbad

Secretary, Association of Enterprise Architects

Shri Surya Gadiraju

MD, Rimini Street India

Prof. E. Saibaba Reddy

Principal, JNTUHCEH Speakers

Prof. K.M. Lakshman Rao

Department of Civil Engineering, JNTU

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