The Next 5 in 5 event organized by Computer Society of India, Nashik Chapter in association with IBM received a good response. The event was part of CSI Nashik’s CIO Club initiative.
More than 50 people from Nashik’s IT community attended the event.
Mr. Mangesh Pisolkar (Chairman, Nashik Chapter) introduced CSI and its activities. He also explained the purpose behind organizing CIO club programs. He introduced the guest speaker Mr. Nitin Kharde from IBM.
Mr. Kharde presented the CIO Survey conducted by IBM on global basis. He explained the CIO mandate in terms of 4 areas – Transform, Leverage, Pioneer and Expand. Audience appreciated the survey results and shown keen interest in the findings.
The main highlight of the event was the next presentation by Mr. Kharde, titled "Next 5 in 5". The title itself created enough interest, which meant "Next 5 innovations in next years". IBM Research team continuously evolves new technologies that have significant effect on the human lives. Each year this list is published. Mr. Nitin shared the earlier years’ predictions with the audience. The catch line was "The World keeps changing, we have to anticipate".
Few predictions from each year were – 2006 : 3D Internet, 2007 : Cell phone for shopping, 2008 : Solar Energy and You will talk to web and web will talk to you, 2009 : Intelligent cities and 2010 : Your commute will be personalized.
At this point, Mr. Nitin stopped and allowed the audience to stretch their imagination to predict what could be the predictions of 2011. Audience came out with all great ideas. IBM had predicted Self Created Energy, Biometric/DNA based security, Mind Reading, Mobile Usage and Analytics.
The event ended with votes of thanks by CSI Nashik Chapter Vice Chairman Mr. Dahale.