XRLI Hosts its Insightful Techno-Operations Event CYGNUS 2019

With the theme ‘Industry 4.0’, more than 50 teams across the country participated in the case competition “Encephalon”. The event also unveiled IOT Lab at XLRI and students showcased working models of IoT

XLRI- Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, hosted its flagship techno-operations event Cygnus 2019. The event was jointly organised by AXIOM – The Operations Club and SOCRATES – The IT Club of XLRI under the theme “Industry 4.0”. Cygnus 2019 focused on the applications of IoT and how it has started shaping the Industries.

Every manager must be adept in handling operations to bring about cost savings and creating efficient processes is the norm of the day. The role of Operations and Supply Management in achieving this cannot be undermined. Cygnus 2019 aimed to help management students become more accustomed to new technologies and promote innovation in businesses. The conclave included various events with emphasis on technologies like IoT, Data Analytics and Blockchain and their implementation in Operations Management.

Cygnus intended to provide students a valuable insight into the rapidly developing technological space, thereby helping them stay ahead in the game and make informed technology-related decisions as future leaders. 

The conclave kicked off with an interactive workshop on Industrial IoT conducted by Mr. Arup Chakraborti- Founder, Greenwave Solutions Pvt Ltd. He explained the various applications of IoT. The 3-hour interactive workshop session opened up the students to a plethora of avenues of IoT. It was followed by a guest session on Digital Twin by Prof. Surjya K Pal – CoE on Advanced Manufacturing Technology, IIT Kharagpur and a workshop on Industry 4.0 by Ms. Smriti Agrawal – Head, Digital and Analytics, Tobacco Division, ITC.

Case competition, ‘Encephalon’ was held on operations management, in association with Swiggy, where student teams from Delhi Technological University and NITIE Mumbai, took home the winners and runners up prizes respectively.

A participative session on Industry 4.0 by Mr. Shailender Singh, DGM- Business Excellence, from ITC Paperboards and Specialty Paper Division and the unveiling of XLRI’s IoT lab drew the event to a close.

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