KU holds workshop on internet of everythingNovember 12, 2014
KARACHI: A workshop on “ Internet of Everything “ organized by Department of Computer Science University of Karachi , on Thursday at UBIT Seminar Hall. The event started with the recitation of the verses from the Holy Quran. Latyer In charge DCS Mr. Badar Sami gave a welcome note. He talked about the scope of internet and also discussed the concept of IoE.
Prof. Dr. S. M. Aqil Burney , meritorious Professor , founder of the Department said “ when we started in 1994, there were only 70 students and 2 teachers and today there are over 1700 students and many teachers.
According to him , the goal of the concept behind it is, to have a peaceful , vibrant society , we need to interact with other people and the future depends in innovation. He ended by praising the hardworking students and the efforts taken by the workshop coordinator Dr. M. Sadiq Ali Khan.
The main part which elaborated the tagline of the workshop IoE was conducted by M. Noman Ali, Assistant Professor and Academy Coordinator in Cisco Support Centre CTTC. He explained IoE as “every computing device must be connected to a network: 99% of the unconnected devices are expected to be on a network by 2020” .
The second session was conducted by Ahmer Saeed Asst Director IT in State Bank of Pakistan and Director of Cisco Centre in CTTC. He discussed Cyber Security- modern security threats and their mitigation. He said every organization prioritizes the protection of its assets and databases. With this the workshop headed towards its closing ceremony.
Rehan Hashmi (Member National Assembly and sub-committee member HEC) was invited as a Chief Guest. The Guest of Honor was Jamal Ahmed , Member Provincial Assembly.
It started with an address by the workshop co-coordinator Dr. Sadiq Ali Khan. He said Mr. Rehan Hashmi despite of Politician, a true Entrepreneur, energetic and very experienced management trainer.
Dr. Sadiq highlighted the importance of the workshop for the students. He announced that through this workshop the department of computer science basically starting the Cisco Academy Karachi University activities. The internet now connects anywhere from 10 billion to 15 billion devices. It is a network of network where billions even trillions of connections create unprecedented opportunities as well as new risks.
He said I personally believe that the coming year will signed three major shifts in education: IoE, shared services and cloud computing. For education, IoE means that the experiences that we deliver to students will be more connected, integrated, flexible and meaningful.
He lauded the encouraging step taken by the Department of Computer Science by starting training and short courses program through Cisco academy, that may brings the revenue and resources for the department as well as that enhance the technical capabilities of the students that helps the students to explore the market trends and requirements.
Chief Guest, while passing his reviews about the workshop asked the students to “make your passion your profession.” He also appreciated the efforts of Dr. Sadiq for conducting the workshop and on taking this initiative. He highlighted some facts and figures about the grant of HEC especially for the public sector Universities in Karachi. He talked about the private –public organization partnership for resource generation. He motivated students about the future perspective of the industry. He appreciated the infrastructure facility available at the Department. Later, a token of appreciation was distributed among the guests and certificates were distributed among the participants by the chief guests.