March 29th to 31stDA-IICT, India.

About Tachyon’19

All India Industry Applications Society Students Conclave

IEEE IAS DAIICT Student Branch Chapter organized Tachyon ’19- All India Industry Applications Society Students Conclave. It was a 3-day mega event wherein there was an extraordinary conglomeration of a majority of in-vogue topics of a modern world like 5G, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

The Conclave, held during 29th- 31st March 2019, was filled with enriching expert talks with around 85 enthusiastic participants including faculties and students from all over the nation. Held in Mini Auditorium (CEP 102), the Conclave was conducted in six sessions dealing with talks on different technologies spread throughout the three days. The highlight of the event was the presence of honourable Dr. Peter Magyar, the IEEE IAS Director of Chapter Development as our Distinguished Speaker with us.

The Inaugural Ceremony began with the Lightening of the Lamp and thereafter with a welcome speech by Ms. Raksha Rank, the current Chairperson of IEEE IAS DAIICT Student Branch Chapter which was followed by the speech of Ms. Neelanshi Varia, ex-chairperson of IEEE IAS DAIICT Student Branch Chapter. Thereafter we had Prof. Manik Lal Das, Chair of IEEE Gujarat Section and our Director, Dr. K. S. Dasgupta who addressed the students. Next we had Chief Guest and Distinguished Speaker Dr. Peter Magyar who spoke about IEEE and IAS and introduced them in detail. This was followed by the speech of Keynote Speaker Mr. Sunil Parekh, who is an advisor to Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd Group. He talked about creating Value through Synthesis of Emerging Technologies.

The last day kick started with a lecture by the distinguished Prof S L Maskara (Retd), IIT Kharagpur. He spoke about 5G technology. This enriching session was followed by a refreshing High Tea. Next was the talk on Machine Learning, one of the most anticipated and awaited topics of Tachyon ’19, by Dr. Nitendra Rajput, Executive Vice President and Head of Data Science at Info Edge. The final session was taken by Prof. Sourish Dasgupta, co-founder of Raxter.io, on Artificial Intelligence. To freshen up the participants after the talks, there was organised a GK based fun quiz by the Organising Committee which was hosted on the online platform Kahoot. This was followed by a networking session wherein participants also gave their valuable feedbacks and clicked photos with props prepared by organising committee.

Certificates were distributed and this marked the end of the mega three-day event. It was undoubtedly a successful and enriching event.








We are proud to announce the prominent speakers for this conclave. All of them are professoinals in their respective fields.

Dignitary Speaker


Peter Magyar

Keynote Speaker


Sunil Parekh

Sunil Parekh, Advisor to Zydus-Cadila Healthcare Ltd Group, is a Senior Mentor and helps young Startups, along with handling his various corporate engagements with Zydus Group (Pharma), Jubilant Group (Oil & Gas). Sunil is deeply connected with the startup entrepreneurial Eco System and actively engaged as a board member of CIIE@ IIMA- Seed fund committee member & Mentor Edge, as well as at the NID incubator in Ahmedabad. A Patron member of TiE Ahmedabad and a Founding Curator on the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers, he has also been leading SPICMACAY in Gujarat. He has been awarded the ‘Top 100 Eminent people of Gujarat’ and deservedly so.

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Technical Speaker Panel


Nitendra Rajput

Nitendra Rajput works as Executive Vice President and Head of Data Science at Info Edge, where he defines and leads the data science work for various Info Edge businesses such as naukri, jeevansathi, 99acres. He has been recognized as an ACM Distinguished Scientist, ACM Distinguished Speaker and a senior IEEE Member. With over 19 years of experience and almost 80 publications to his name, Nitendra is considered to be an expert in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Interactions.

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Shankar Lall Maskara

Shankar Lall Maskara holds B.Sc. (Engineering), M.E. and Ph.D. degrees and is a Life Senior Member of the IEEE. Being a part of the esteemed faculty of IIT, Kharagpur from 1966 to 2004, his research interests include Wireless and Mobile Communications, Spread Spectrum Techniques, Code Division Multiple Access, Error Control Coding and Telecommunication Networks.

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KrishnaPrasad Shastry

KrishnaPrasad Shastry is a Distinguished Technologist and head of Advance Development Center, part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise CTO. In this role he is responsible for driving strategic programs and advance development in emerging technologies like Blockchain, AI and Intelligent Edge. In his 15 years with HPE, Prasad has led several research and advance development activities in the areas of Big data, Software Accelerators, in-storage computing and memory-driven computing.

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Sourish Dasgupta

Prof. Dasgupta is the founder and CEO of Rygbee Inc. He was an Assistant Professor at DA-IICT. He is a research oriented, recently-turned entrepreneur with immense expertise in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, with much of his research based on Natural Language Processing and allied areas.

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Date and Time Session/Activity Speaker
Day 1 (29th March, 2019)
5:00pm - 5:15pm Welcome Talk by Ms. Neelanshi Varia, exChairperson (2017-2018) & Ms. Raksha Rank, Chairperson(Present) Ms. Neelanshi Varia & Ms. Raksha Rank
5:15pm - 5:30pm We;come Talk by IEEE Gujarat Section Chair Dr. Manik Lal Das
5:30pm - 5:40pm Welcome Talk by the Director Dr. K.S. Dasgupta
5:45pm - 6.30pm Talk by chief guest, the IEEE IAS Director of Chapter Development Dr. Peter Magyar
6.30pm - 7:30pm Talk by renowned Keynote Speaker Mr. Sunil Parekh
7:30pm - 9:30pm Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner
Day 2 (30th March, 2019)
8:30am - 10:00am Talk on Blockchain Technology Mr. Krishnaprasad Shastry
10:00am - 10:30am High Tea
10:30am - 5:30pm Industrial visit Punsari Village, First Smart Village of India
6:00pm- 7:30pm Cultural Eve with outstanding performances.
Day 3 (31st March, 2019)
8:30am - 10:30am Talk on 5G Communications Technology Prof. S.L. Maskara
11:00am - 1:00pm Talk on Machine Learning Mr. Nitendra Rajput
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch and Networking
2:00pm - 3:00pm Talk by Young Professionals/Women Entrepreneur TBA
3:00pm - 5:00pm Talk on Artificial Intelligence Dr. Sourish Dasgupta
5:00pm - 6:00pm Networking and Fun events
6:00pm- 6:30pm Closing Ceremony

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