Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), the premier Telecom R&D centre of the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India, observed its 40th Foundation Day celebration on 25 August 2023 that was inaugurated by Shri Devusinh Chauhan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, Government of India.
Shri Devusinh Chauhan in his inaugural address underscored the critical need of modernizing the communication networks by adopting the latest technologies like AI/ML in an efficacious and expeditious manner. He further exhorted the young engineers and entrepreneurs to innovate relentlessly for realizing the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” and develop cutting-edge technological applications for larger benefit of citizens across the length and breadth of the country. He appreciated various technology use-cases and home-grown solutions that were demonstrated in the exhibition that was staged as part of the annual day function.
Shri Devusinh Chauhan also inaugurated C-DOT’s Enterprise Security Operation Centre (ESOC) at C-DOT campus, New Delhi and launched TRINETRA. TRINETRA is a combination of multiple Security systems like Security information and Event Management (SIEM), Security Orchestration and Automated Response (SOAR), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), User Entity and Behaviour Analytics (UEBA), Multi-Source Threat Intelligence and others. The solution provides 24×7 near real-time actionable cyber-security status and detection and resolution of cyber-threats (Virus, Malware, Ransomware, Spyware etc.). It also performs security evaluation of organization’s IT assets by protecting endpoints including PC, Laptop, Servers and VMs by detection, analyses and mitigation of vulnerabilities and giving AI enabled automated responses to the cyber threats ensuring protection of sensitive data. The solution is capable of protecting critical digital infrastructure of various Government departments from ever-evolving cyber threat landscape.
C-DOT organized a technical conference centered on “Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)” as part of its GB Meemamsi Lecture Series (workshops on newly emerging dimensions of Telecom & ICT), wherein several domain experts, field veterans and academicians shared their insightful experiences and profound knowledge on the emerging trends of AI & ML and their applications in various sectors including health and defense & security systems. The technical conference was inaugurated by Shri Devusinh Chauhan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, Government of India in the august presence of Shri Manish Sinha, Member (Finance), Digital Communications Commission and Shri AK Sahu, Member (Services), Digital Communications Commission.
Shri Manish Sinha, Member (Finance), Digital Communications Commission, Government of India offered his valuable insights into commercialization of indigenous technologies by reducing the time to market and creation of new business opportunities for export of home-grown technologies.
Shri AK Sahu, Member (Services), Digital Communications Commission, Government of India accentuated the critical role of indigenous R&D in solving complex real-time problems, strengthening national networks & boosting overall growth of the nation.
The technical conference saw a wide range of topics pertaining to the novel dimensions of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning amid insightful talks by various field experts.
The notable speakers at the conference included Shri Kamal Aggarwal, DDG(DIU), Prof. Brejesh Lall, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Prof. Swagatam Das, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata, Prof. Mayank Vatsa, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Shri Deepak Vishwakarma, Scientist ‘F’, Scientific Analysis Group (SAG), DRDO, Shri Tavpritesh Sethi, Associate Professor, Indraprastha Institute of Technology (IIIT), Delhi, Shri Jigar Halani, and Ms Pooja Yadav, Scientist ‘F’, Scientific Analysis Group (SAG), DRDO.
Dr. Rajkumar Upadhyay, Chief Executive Officer, C-DOT, talked about C-DOT’s strides in diverse areas of Telecom & ICT including AI and ML. He thanked the Hon’ble Minister and other dignitaries for posing trust and confidence into the abilities of C-DOT’s researchers and reaffirmed C-DOT’s firm resolve to achieve “Aatmanirbharta” in Telecom sector with indigenously developed technologies and innovative solutions.
The event saw good attendance from experts from technological area of AI and ML , emerging Startups showcasing their products and members of media.