XIMB hosts Envision 2010 to discuss Vision, Practices and IT Strategies

 | August 23,2010 12:59 pm IST

 Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) hosted Envision 2010, a national level IT summit, organized by Xsys, the Systems Association of XIMB, on 21st August 2010. The theme of the discussion was ‘Vision, Practices, IT Strategies: Steering Innovation’, and the panel of speakers included Mr.

Srijat Mishra, MD and CEO, Kalinga Software Pvt. Ltd (Kalingasoft); Mr. Abhijit Sen, DC Head, Infosys Bhubaneswar; Mr. Asit Mahapatra, CEO, Dhanei KGFS, representing IFMR Trust; Mr. Ananta Rao Mangalagiri, CGM (IT), Orissa Power Transmission Corporation Ltd; and Dr. Gopal Krishna Nayak, Professor, Information Systems, XIMB and Director, IIIT Bhubaneswar.


The interactive summit revolved around the relevance of innovations in IT and the irreplaceable position IT occupies in various sectors, with each speaker illustrating the impact of technological progress in diverse fields. Apart from elaborating the latent needs for innovation, challenges to IT applications, and different innovation prospects, the role of IT in rural financial services with focus on high levels of usability and easy access, and the necessity of IT infrastructure in the electricity sector were also discussed.


The question and answer session that followed had the speakers answering questions that addressed topics such as financial literacy in rural areas, and the relevance of online medical services, that were put forth by the audience. The event concluded with the announcement of winners of various competitions conducted by XSys, with the dignitaries distributing the certificates.