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International Seminar Disruptive Technologies : Shaping Future Innovations

August 21, 2019

The Institution of Engineers India (IEI) is organizing a one-day International Seminar on the theme “Disruptive Technologies : Shaping Future Innovations” under the aegis of FEIAP-ICT, jointly with The Institution of Engineers Mauritius (IEMauritius) in collaboration with the University of Mauritius in Balaclave, Mauritius on 21 Aug 2019.

Disruptive Technology

Disruptive Technologies – Technologies which displace an established technology and shakes up the industry or a ground-breaking product that creates a completely new industry. Some examples are Personal Computers, Emails, Social Networks, Smart Phones, Tablets, GPS devices, Mobile computing, Drone Technology, Geographical Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, 3D Printing, Automated machines & Cloud Computing.

Disruptive Technologies – What are they and how have they infiltrated our day to day living?

The objective of this talk is to highlight how disruptive technologies are already part of our lives and are significantly influencing the way we live. Often people do not realize how
dependent we have become on technology.
This talk will set the ball rolling on what is meant by disruptive technologies.

The Emerging Technologies – A myth or reality?

Development and innovation in technologies are happening fast. What can we be expecting in the near and in the distant future? Will all these upcoming disruptive technologies have strong lasting impacts? What is indeed awaiting us? This talk will be more about a critical review of upcoming technologies and assessment of what may be coming our way.
The talk will bring awareness of what is happing in the world, how the upcoming technologies can quick move into our day to day life and specially to what extent can the promises
behind the upcoming technologies become a reality.

The Hype from the Truly Disruptive Technologies – a User Perspective

Are some disruptive technologies oversold only for marketing purposes? Are all the technologies bringing about a change, or are they bringing along their own difficulties?
Should we fall in the trap? how to safeguard our interest? This talk is aimed at being critical about new technologies so as to make wise decisions.

The Future of Work and the Work of the Future

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Robotics, Automation, Internet of Things have become the buzz word everywhere, governments,
businesses, individuals are talking about these technologies today however do we really understand the impact they will have on the way we work today and the work we will do in the future. Join us in this workshop as we explore these emerging technologies and the impact of they will have on work, education, politics and our social interactions.

Rethinking Disruption – User Empowerment

Are industries safe from upcoming disruptive technologies? What risk can these technologies pose for well established industries and eventually for the economy of a country? This talk is to provide a clear appreciation of the risk – who is at risk and how can concerned industries be more resilient, or at least make the audience appreciate that technologies may take us off guard.

The Artificial Intelligence of Things:

From smart connected devices to artificially intelligent things and services

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging multi-faceted area with significant technical, social, and economic importance. Everyday objects, goods, vehicles and utility components are being combined with Internet connectivity and artificial intelligence capabilities which promise to transform the way we work, live, and play. The Internet of Things engages a broad set of ideas that are complex and intertwined from different perspectives. In this presentation emerging IoT application areas including smart cities, precision medicine, precision machining and precision agriculture are discussed. The recent evolution from smart connected devices to artificially intelligent things and services are also discussed.


For more information:

  International Seminar Brochure

  Institution of Engineers India website

  Institution of Engineers Mauritius website

  Federation of Engineering Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) website




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