The 5th Indira International Innovation Summit (3i), hosted by Indira college of Engineering and Management (ICEM) a part of the prestigious Indira group of Institutes (IGI), was organized on the 13th and 14th of January 2012.
Inaugurating the summit, IGI Chairperson, Dr. Tarita Shankar and Group Director, Mr. Chetan Wakalkar, highlighted the importance of constantly having an innovative spirit and nurturing a culture of thinking out-of-the-box towards creating a successful career, amongst the students pursuing various professional courses within the institute. The summit witnessed various talks and sessions by prominent innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders from corporate houses across the country on both the days.
The key note address on the first day was delivered by Mr. Ranjukumar Mohan, Director, JK Ansell Ltd. followed by other prominent speakers like Ms. Sunita Singh, Senior Director and co-founder, NEN, Mr. Maneesh Sharma from SAP India and Mr. Ashish Patel, Euphoria Consulting.
Mr. Deepak Rao, motivational speaker and Edutrainer, Mastermind India, mesmerized the audience in his session on Extra Sensory Perception (ESP). The other highlight of the day was Mr. Ramaprasanna Chellamuthu, Microsoft India R&D Ltd, who had the audience in a trance through his session on cutting edge technological innovations. Aliya Hasal and her crew from Drum Café International entertained the audience with an exceptional percussion session.
An integral part of the summit are the “Innovation Awards” that were presented on Day 1 and the “Engineering Excellence Awards” presented on Day 2 to Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Senior leaders from companies of repute, for their contribution in their respective fields and inspiring a spirit of innovative thinking. The lifetime achievement award recipient, Mr. Patrick McGoldrick, MD and CEO of TATA Technologies while commending IGI for providing an effective platform for the students to be inspired and learn from various innovative practitioners through the 3i summit, also shared from his rich experience along with the other award recipients on the preparation needed for a successful and enriching career.