3rd International Conference on Data Management organized by IMT Ghaziabad

Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad organized 3rd International Conference on Data Management was held on 11th and 12th March 2010 in collaboration with University of Saskatchewan, Canada and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

The conference, co-chaired by Dr. Poonam Garg and Dr. Susmi Routray, was attended by over 200 delegates from India, Bangladesh, USA, Canada, Turkey, Singapore and many other countries. The conference witnessed a rich exchange of ideas amongst IT professionals. The delegates felt that the overall experience was enriching and the high-end discussions that they had enlarged the spectrum of their subject knowledge.

Academicians, industry experts, research scholars and IT practitioners shared copious flow of knowledge during these conference days. They discussed that data is growing exponentially. But enterprises need maximum scalability, performance and production for its intensive applications. An effective data management in terms of quality and consistency across the enterprise can drive significant business benefits. Data management in firms enables intelligent business decisions and impacts positively all business processes ensuring customer delight. The major challenges of an effective data management for any organization are heterogeneous sources of data across multiple applications and databases, customer driven markets, global slowdown, high costs per internal and external transaction for organization due to siloed data stores, challenges in managing customer churn and new customer acquisition.

The conference was inaugurated by Mr. Gerarld Seniuk Chief Judge of Saskatchewan. The keynote address was delivered by Mr. Rajat Nag (Managing Director General, Asian Development Bank), and Mr. Bharat Rele (Director-Solution Engineering for SAP India). Mr. Nag’s keynote address focused on the future of the Asia and Pacific region in the global economy following strong economic growth in recent decades. The address then highlighted the need for inclusive growth to address the challenge of the “two faces of Asia” where one face is evidenced by glittering skylines in Asian capitals while the other reveals abject poverty. Finally, Mr. Nag focused on the key challenges for India. He also discussed the importance, among others, of infrastructure improvements, environmental concerns, governance reforms and India’s leadership on regional cooperation and integration initiatives for a more prosperous South Asia and global economy. Mr. Bharat Rele’s keynote address was focused on Managing the Lifeblood of Your Organization. He explained that heart of any organization is Data. Almost every department in the organization depends on it. When properly managed, information can help you run your business effectively and efficiently by providing critical data needed to drive business processes and decisions. Information can also be a source of knowledge helping your organization increase competitiveness and profitability.

The plenary session is being conducted in two parts by Mr. Swapan Purkait who is the CEO of Nettech, a leading information technology consulting and development firm specialized in the area of computer networking and Ruchin Kumar who is the principal architect of Safenet which is a global leader in information security. Mr Swapan has presented demonstration of hacking and guided the audience regarding the measures to be taken to safeguard their network against unethical hacking and Mr. Ruchir Kumar demonstrated how to secure your information, Network, email & desktops.

We received around 300 papers and as an upshot of a double blind review process we selected 125 papers for presentation. Technical sessions were organized in 21 parallel tracks of data management, computer science and engineering and communication network and security, computer applications, and ERP/CRM.

The conference was just an episode in the series of conferences planned to be taken with the annual periodicity. Dr. Poonam Garg, the conference co-chair, closed the event by announcing the theme of the conference to be held next year in the month of January with its thematic focus on data management and ethical hacking.

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