vGHCI Sessions, Tracks, and Agenda
Tracks, Sessions, and Descriptions
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science | Cloud Computing
Design for Digital Experiences | Emerging Technologies and Industry Trends
Hardware, Internet of Things, and Edge | Original Research | Open Source | Security and Privacy
Transform Service Operations | Technology Driving Social Impact
|Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning(ML), and Data Science
Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Data Science have become the leading, fastest growing and exciting areas in Tech. This track provides a platform for researchers and practitioners in these areas to present and discuss the latest trends, research outcomes, novel tools, practical experiences, and technical challenges. Our aim is to create a high-quality track focused on a few current and thematic domains.
Below is this year’s line-up of impatcful sessions covering the latest in AI, ML and Data Science: Emerging fields / applications for AI; Deploying ML at Scale; Fairness and AI; Solving real world AI problems through Deep learning; AI & Assistance; Healthcare & AI.
Career 360 focuses on professional development topics on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), leadership, and management skills that are integral to career advancement. Technologists love logic, programming, and engineering. That said, having a meaningful and successful career demands more than technical skills and expertise. Competencies centered around people, emotions, attitude, intelligence, interactions, inclusion, aspirations, and influence are vital for career progression.
To that end, this year’s sessions present topics on the exciting themes:
The Career Fair is one of the most appreciated and exciting aspects of the Grace Hopper Celebration India every year! We are happy to announce that the Career Fair will happen on two Fridays, March 5 and March 12 on an all-new virtual platform. At the Career Fair, you will have the opportunity to interact virtually with other attendees and possibly, get an opportunity to interview with a sponsor. By attending vGHCI, you will gain access to the amazing sessions and content, – plus the amazing Career Fair on both days. Click here for more details!
Thinking on the lines of building a business then you will find Cloud Computing interesting! The sessions will not only help you gain an insight into how relevant Cloud native management is in handling infrastructural-agnostic solutions, but also, the fact that Cloud is the new growth engine for business.
|Design for Digital Experiences
InDesign for Digital experience is derived from an organization’s customer-facing digital assets. This includes company’s web and mobile sites, mobile applications, in-store digital devices, and wearables that blur the lines between physical and virtual worlds. Digital experience design looks at the whole lifespan of a user’s experience with a service or product through multiple digital touch points, rather than focusing just on a single product or service.
This track will introduce concepts around:
|Emerging Technologies and Industry Trends
Could technology have predicted the outbreak of COVID-19? Does industry drive technology or does technology disrupt industries? Will hyper-space travel happen in your lifetime? If these and similarly intriguing, futuristic questions prey on your mind – you are one of those technologists whose insights, views, and opinions are what this track is all about and provides a forum to highlight such emerging trends across Technology and Industry.
|Hardware, Internet of Things, and Edge
In this age of digital transformation, IoT, Hardware, and Edge Computing spearhead the industry disruption and create new opportunities. IoT drives widespread connectivity and generates huge volumes of data, creating a need for specialized Hardware for storage and processing of data at the edge. Edge computing delivers the decentralized complement to today’s hyperscale cloud and legacy data centres.
2021 has innovative topics including Quantization in the Edge AI, Lidar, Hardware RTL-RTL formal verification & Predictive maintenance with digital twin across all facets of IoT, Hardware and Edge as a complete story. Participate and be part of the learning experience.
|Original Research (AnitaB.org India in Collaboration with IEEE Women in Engineering (WiE))
Research is fundamental to science and technology. The insights and innovations that it brings in, helps us grow, think of things differently and keeps us abreast of changes around us. The Original Research track has an exciting line up of researchers, academicians, professional, practitioners, and students who will present interesting original, high quality empirical and theoretical research papers (IEEE published).
This year’s sessions are on the subtopics:
In the Open source track, speakers will share their learnings and insights on using, maintaining, or developing open source. Open source has become mainstream with the rapid adoption of open source business-models by the market. Many big companies are embracing enterprise grade open source software to achieve portability and cost reduction. Startups are also building business models around open source software. The open source community guides the adoption of technology in the open source ecosystem.
Join us to learn from the industry Open source experts to know:
One of the most exciting ways to get an insight into some of the most riveting tech ideas and original research in an informal manner at vGHCI is by attending the Poster sessions. Visit the iPosters gallery that exhibits the interactive, multimedia Poster Presentations in the virtual poster area of the Celebration.
Meet Our vGHCI Poster Winners:
—First Prize: Health monitoring system using human-centered design patterns [Unma Desai, Sanya Shaikh]
—First Prize: Learning made fun and interactive using marker based multiplayer AR! [Cyril Sophia Lawrence, Nandhini Rajkumar]
Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration India is a wonderful opportunity for women students to start a great career in technology. This could be your chance to learn, network, and get inspired at the largest gathering of women technologists in Asia!
We have offered vGHCI Student Scholarships for this year’s virtual GHCI. Student Scholars will have the opportunity to meet some of the top names in Tech, through an interactive virtual Career Fair. Get your resumes ready!
|Security and Privacy
This track covers one of the essential aspects of business solutions and operations of today. We have many engineers and researchers to share the latest technology trends, techniques, pioneering practices, tools, learnings, and challenges in the field of security and privacy.
Join the sessions in this track, to enrich your knowledge on the following:
|Transform Service Operations
The role of technology in services and operations has immense potential. Technology can transform services to create value in completely new ways. For many companies, service automation/innovation is the key to differentiating themselves from competitors and integrating their businesses with suppliers, regulators, customers, and end users. Advances in information technology have helped in rapid scaling of service automation/innovations in health, education, government, finance, hospitality, retail, communications, telecom, transportation, energy, utilities, and even in advanced agricultural and manufacturing systems viewed as socio-technical systems.
|Technology Driving Social Impact
In today’s world, technology-based solutions focusing on the alleviation of societal problems are able to deliver life-changing outcomes for individuals and communities. Critical problems like poverty eradication, access to education, providing good sanitation, affordable housing, tackling climatic change, and depletion of natural resources can be solved using technological advancements.
Attend these very meaningful and impactful sessions on: Tech revolutions in the Waste Management Industry; Disrupting India’s Social Problems Through Technology; Building Digital Twin of the Planet and more!
A popular track featuring collection of thought-provoking sessions presented by industry and technology experts bringing together the finest minds redefining technology and product innovation, to build conversation on the new frontiers of technology. The pandemic hasn’t stopped us, in fact, it has energized us and we bring thought invoking multiple niches and deep-dive sessions on technology, platforms, and its impact on business, unraveling the future Technology 2021. Log in to the virtual world of technology where the world’s best minds will be streaming their vision and will be sharing their thoughts on the latest trends and ideas in technology, usages, and challenges in a crisp and engaging way. This year’s Tech Talks will provide fresh perspective on how Technology is playing a pivot role in fields of Data Science, Gamification, Policy of Social Platform, AgriTech, Fashion Industry, Healthcare, Socio Economy, Arts, Cybersecurity, CI/CD, AI ML, Civic Bodies and Programming – thus inspiring more women to choose technology careers, play an active role in creating technology products as entrepreneurs and move the needle further, in bridging the gender gap at the workplace.
Tech Workshops is an exclusive track designed to offer workshops across varied technology areas. The purpose of the workshops is to provide participants with hands-on opportunities to learn and experience active and emerging topics of Technology.
Thank you to our Leadership and Program Committee.
Click here to view GHCI impact reports from previous years.
Click here to view GHCI impact reports from previous years.