Kolkata: The state Information Technology and Electronics (IT&E) department will organise a summit on 'Embedded Technology' with various stakeholders from the state, industry and academia at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in New Town on Friday.
State IT&E minister Bratya Basu will address the programme, which will cover the industry, research and development and other perspectives for this cutting-edge technology.
"Embedded technology has an intrinsic link with the electronic industry and the job potential in this area across the globe is immense. It will rise further in the days to come. So, we have to ensure that the young generation of Bengal is prepared to embrace this new technology," a senior official of the state IT&E department said.
The official added that embedded technology exists in smartphones, gaming consoles and 3D printing and knowledge regarding the technology is being felt to a large extent.
It may be mentioned that Additional Chief Secretary of IT&E department Debashis Sen recently visited Taipei on the occasion of Computex 2018 and has witnessed that the country is progressing by leaps and bounds in modern age technologies like embedded technology.
"This technology is relatively new and so, people need to undergo training and skill development to be prepared for it," the official added.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee desires to build a hub for technology firms like Silicon Valley in the state and so, the state IT&E department is leaving no stones unturned to play a leading role in emerging IT technologies like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Embedded Technology, Robotics, IOT etc.
"Our vision is to move towards a decentralised and transparent ecosystem, where the government and every industry will be able to leverage benefits of these emerging technologies," the official said.
The keynote speaker at the workshop will be Amlan Chakrabarti, dean of Calcutta University, who will be speaking on "Reconfigurable Computing for Embedded Technologies."
The day-long summit will witness eminent speakers from various government and private agencies, along with the nodal officers from all departments, directorates and statutory bodies .