Bridge 2011, a conference by ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu and NASSCOM

Bridge 2011, a conference by ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu and NASSCOM


About The Event

Bridge 2011,Bridge 2011, a conference by ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu ,Bridge 2011, a conference by ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu (ICTACT) in association with NASSCOM, with a specific focus on skills for future and the need for innovation. This is a novel initiative that aims to bridge the industry – academia skill gap.

Bridge 2011 is a platform for all the stake holders to discuss on improving the Industry-Institute Interaction primarily on the key issues that includes Future of Work, Enablers to bridge Industry Academia Skill Gap, Role of technology, Innovation, Applied research, Future virtual world and Sustainability.

 It is an opportunity for stakeholders from both industry and academia to share their thoughts and ideas and the ways for preparing academic campuses to deliver high value industry relevant output. The conference also aims at understanding the future requirements of skills among the entry level employees of new gen organizations in the Indian IT and ITES sector.


Time Session
0830 - 0930 Registration
0930 - 1030 Inaugural session
1030 - 1100 Networking Tea Break
1100 - 0100 Session 1 - Future of Work
  • Problems and Vision
  • Skills for Future (Generic and Domain)
  • Entry level skills required for today and future - Academic point of View , Industry point of View and Student Point of View
  • Current position of skills.
  • Actions for academia to address the skill gaps - Short and Medium term goals
  • Campus to Corporate
0100 - 0200 Networking Lunch Break
0200 - 0330 Session 2 - Enables to Bridge Industry - Academia Skill Gap
  • Platform for Changers (Social Media, E Learning, M Learning, assessment standardization, etc).
  • System as changers
  • Models that are working.
  • Case Studies (Industry and Academia)
  • Innovation
  • Faculty Development
  • Technology for access, Standards.
  • Teachers to trainers
  • Learning Platforms
0330 - 0400 Networking Tea Break
0400 - 0530 Session 3 - Sustainability
  • Role of Academia, government, Industry on sustainability.
  • Sustainable models
0530 - 0545 Concluding Remarks

Participants from Academia, Corporate and Government

  • Academia: Senior Management, Principals, Placement Directors, Deans, Directors, Faculty members and students from Universities, Engineering Colleges and Arts & Science Colleges
  • Corporate: Senior Management , HR Heads, Recruitment and Technology Heads
  • Government and other agencies: State Govt. and its agencies, NASSCOM , CII, MAIT, STPI

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