Amity ACM Student Chapter of Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Amity School of Engineering & Technology organized a Guest Lecture by Dr. PK Gupta on 25th March 2015.
Dr. P.K Gupta has 30 years of experience in the IT industry. Currently, P.K Gupta is a Specialty Strategy Theatre Lead, Asia Pacific and Japan for EMC Corporation. In this role, P.K Gupta is responsible for strategy and operations. P.K Gupta has been with EMC since May 1997, earlier roles being Director, Product Marketing, Product Management and Director of Engineering.
Dr. P.K Gupta delivered a fascinating lecture on the digital transformation in this age. He described how technology has taken over all facets of current life, in the from of clouds and big data. From small scale ideas and companies, current technology has reached far beyond with huge amounts of data being generated. Companies like Snapchat etc are now valued at the exorbitant amount of 10 billion dollars. He stressed about the kind of skills that are in demand in the industry mentioning that moving over java and C and C++, employers are looking for candidates with experience in working with Hadoop or with good basics in networking and operating systems. He also spoke about the fact that development has moved into Agile Methodology today. Most companies now look for compact and fast working skills. He spoke about Big Data and Fast Data, stating the five V’s of Big Data. He spoke about could meeting Big Data, stressing about the challenges that come with handling such large amounts of data such as taxation, security, legalities, organisation. Quoting Dr. Gupta, “Future is already here and it is not very evenly distributed” is his biggest worry. The expert Talk gathered more than 300 attendees including faculty members and students from various institutes of Amity University, Noida.