Bhubaneswar: Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University celebrated its 15th Foundation Day on February 16, 2019. Mr. Amitabh Ray, Managing Director, Ericsson Global Services, India delivered the Foundation Day Lecture in the presence of a host of dignitaries. Delivering the 16th Foundation Day Lecture, Mr. Ray said that he started his career as Developer 30 years back and rapidly, climbed the corporate ladder to become MD of Ericsson Global Services, India credited “art of staying relevant and putting context to things” as simple secrets of his success.
“Speed of change the human race is going through today is increasing exponentially. In next 20 years, the world will change as much as it had changed in last 1000 years. This change will primarily be driven by technological changes. The world we are living in is witnessing an increasing velocity of technological changes. In this milieu, the art of staying relevant has become the most important”, he elaborated.
“Velocity of transformation has made unpredictability a new normal. In the present time corporate decision making also involves dealing with paradoxes – paradoxes between short-term profits and long term goals, between growth and environment and so on. Students should be prepared to go through the cycles of learning, unlearning and re-learning”, he told a packed auditorium. He advised students to be a good ambassador of this great institution.
“The two institutions Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) & Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) are playing an important role in the fields of education and bringing about social transformation in the country”, stated Mr. Ray. He congratulated Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS for lifting thousands of underprivileged children out of poverty through holistic education in KISS. Among others Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS; Prof. Ved Prakash, Chancellor, KIIT Deemed to be University; Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty Vice Chancellor and Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Registrar also spoke on the occasion.