IoT is definitely getting popular day-by-day where no company can afford to ignore. Benefits offered by IoT for both B2B and B2C companies are obvious. For many traditional businesses which didn’t come into the digital world (PC era) are now leapfrogging directly into cloud centric IoT era. IoT based solutions being seriously considered and deployed in traditional industries like chemical manufacturing, water treatment plants, leather manufacturing etc… As time passes, more industries and business are flocking into IoT. These businesses stand to gain benefits in terms of improved operational efficiency, better productivity and better manpower management. Similar advantages are clearly seen in B2C industries as well. An average consumer benefiting by interacting with devices that are getting smart – Smart Home, Smart City etc..Irrespective of that type of Business (B2B or B2C), it is imperative that their existing manpower and new recruits (freshers) should be skilled in the IoT related technologies to harness benefits in a tangible fashion.
In Emertxe, we have been doing many knowledge sharing sessions in order to bring more awareness about IoT. Our primary focus is been with colleges and Universities where we contribute in many areas – providing guest lectures, conducting hands-on workshops, Sponsoring Hackathons and offering project based internship for bright students. With our IoT Course getting Launched we see all the more reason to do similar activities among college graduates and share perspective on how then can build careers in IoT.
In the past, our workshops were delivered as classroom based face-to-face programs. For a while now we have been thinking about leveraging technology for delivering these programs remotely. As a beginning, we have launched our virtual classroom sessions to conduct these workshops. Last week a session was conducted by Mr. Jayakumar Balasubramanian (Director, Emertxe) on the topic “Building Careers in IoT” for a set of remotely located students from Thiagarajar College, Tamilnadu. As a part of the talk Mr. Jayakumar talked about business trends, technology trends and how individuals can build their career in IoT. He also shared skill-sets and approach fresh engineers to take in order to make a successful career transition.
The presentation was made interactive by having two-way question and answers. More than 150 participants attended the talk who eagerly raised lot of questions about IoT and their careers. To make it all the more interesting, an online quiz was organised in the end with winners getting some goodies.
We believe initiatives like this will bring in more awareness into the ecosystem of people which mainly includes fresh engineers, who are going to build tomorrow’s IoT solutions. We look forward to make this particular talk as a series of talks with many similar engineering colleges targeting third and final year students. Stay tuned.