Message from Chair


Dear IEEE members,

Wishing you and your family a very happy year.

It is a great honor to take on the responsibility of the Chairperson of the Pune Section for 2018. I would like to thank all of you for entrusting me this responsibility and I will do my best in providing industry leadership and strategic directions to the section. I feel humbled to take on this responsibility in a milestone 50th year from TCS, where I work and 150th year for the Tata group.

Over the year, my focus would be to align the context of developmental initiatives at Pune & India to the IEEE vision and mission. As we see a considerable amount of change across the industries and the future of work is getting re-defined, it is a great opportunity for IEEE Pune section to make a difference. While our student community will continue to be the focus, I will look forward to driving more industry participation and adopt some of the best practices from the industry to further our journey of Excellence.

Continuing the good work done by Dr Mani and team in 2017, we plan to create special initiatives to drive key themes in 2018. In the Digital Era, adoption of new technologies will create some exciting opportunities and challenges. Solar power, Electric vehicles, IOT, Analytics, AI, Machine Learning and many more technology advances can help us on Smarty City, Affordable Agriculture, Start up India and various other initiatives. The new Execom team will look forward to your support and participation. Wishing you all the best.

Best regards,
Dinanath Kholkar

Chair-IEEE Pune Section
Vice President and Global Head of Analytics & Insights, Tata Consultancy Services
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