Cygnus 2019, the 2nd edition of XLRI’s Operations and IT conclave has successfully concluded. This edition of Cygnus was held under the theme Industry 4.0. A two-day symposium jointly organised by AXIOM—the Operations Club and SOCRATES —the IT Club of XLRI attracted a total footfall exceeding 1500 attendees and saw a participation of more than 50 pan India teams in its case study competition, Encephalon.
The conclave included various events and workshops with emphasis on technologies like IoT, Data Analytics and Blockchain and their implementation in Operations Management The conclave kicked off with an interactive workshop on Industrial IoT conducted by Arup Chakraborti—founder, Greenwave Solutions Pvt Ltd, attracting engineering and management minds alike. It was followed by a guest session on Digital Twin by Prof. Surjya K Pal—CoE on Advanced Manufacturing Technology, IIT Kharagpur and a workshop on Industry 4.0 by Smriti Agrawal – head, digital and analytics, Tobacco Division, ITC.
The second day was attended by guest sessions on Tata Steel’s journey in intelligent manufacturing, delivered by Ranjan Kumar Singh – head, Slab Casting and Akshay Khullar – chief, LD2 and Sand Casters. Case competition, Encephalon was held on operations management, in association with Swiggy, where student teams from Delhi Technological University and NITIE Mumbai, took home the winners and runners up prizes respectively. A participative session on Industry 4.0 by Shailender Singh, DGM- Business Excellence, from ITC Paperboards and Specialty Paper Division and the introduction of XLRI’s IoT lab drew the event to a close.
Cygnus aimed to help management students become accustomed to new technologies and promote innovation in businesses. Technology promotes innovation, making businesses more efficient and competitive in the market.
Cygnus intended to provide students a valuable insight into the rapidly developing technological space, thereby helping them stay ahead of the game and make informed technology related decisions as future leaders.
AXIOM is an initiative, started in 2004 by the students and the faculty of XLRI to help the students gain an insight to the intricacies of industrial and operations management.
It is an attempt of this society to extend the understanding of the international best practices and develop interest among students for the same.