India: The Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers hosted 49th World Telecommunication and Information Society Day Celebrations on May 17. The theme of the event was “Big Data for Big Impact”.
Lieutenant General Ashish Ranjan, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Signal Officer in Chief, Rama Vedashree, CEO of Data Security Council of India, Rashmi Verma, Co-Founder and Executive Director of MapmyIndia talked about various aspects of Big Data in the event.
Speaking on the topic, Rama Vedashree said, “Volume, variety and velocity are three aspects of Big Data. Velocity of Big Data platform makes it amenable for insights and analytics. That in return led to various artificial intelligence-based solutions or cogitative computing on variety part.”
Vedashree believes that 80% of the Big Data is typically unstructured data which comes from various sources. She also added that penetration of SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud) technology has accelerated the wave of Big Data. Vedashree also talked on the privacy and security aspect of Big Data.
Rashmi Verma, Co-Founder and Executive Director of MapmyIndia spoke about the evolution of technology and said that 80% of data has location component and with that we can build data and then can help customers. Verma also said that Big Data is a noun and a verb which has the ability to give much information.
Elaborating on the value aspect of Big Data, Lieutenant General Ashish Ranjan said, “Big Data is becoming important for the Army and the force is looking for deployment of it for battel management solution. Lieutenant General Ranjan also highlighted challenges of Big Data.
Also in the event, Shikha Shrivastav, group leader of CDOT, demonstrated iCu-safety app which is a handy tool for everyday safety and emergency solution. On a single tap, the app automatically clicks the image updates about location and image of a person in an emergency.