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A Guest Lecture on Use of Technology for Energy Management
30th October, Tuesday. We had an interaction with Mr Sreekumar, who is the Vice President for Field Services, Schneider Electric India. He had worked with Areva from 1986 -1990 and with ABB from 1990 – 2003 in Sales. Since 2003, he has been with Schneider Electric. He started in Strategy markets with responsibility for E&I, moved to heading New Growth Platforms (launched Voice Data Image, Building Management System etc.) and is eventually heading Power Monitoring and Control.
The session started off with him giving us an insight into Schneider Electric – the company. Schneider is a French electrical engineering company founded in 1836, and today, they are the global specialists in Energy Management. Few would be aware of the fact that Schneider comprises of around 120 brands globally. Schneider has expanded its operations all over the world by acquiring firms like Merlin Gerin, Telemecanique, Viridity, Telvent, Luminous, Areva T&D, Digilink etc. The story goes like that Charles Schneider, the then CEO of Schneider in 1920s, envisaged the vision that doing well in France alone won’t sustain the company in the long run and it was vital to explore market worldwide. He took a stand, went against the decision of the local folks and brought Schneider to the world.
Energy management includes planning and operation of energy-related production and consumption units. Mr. Sreekumar gave us an overview as to how can technological advances help firms and businesses to make energy safe, reliable, efficient and productive from plant to plug. A method known as the Smart Grid Solution (which uses Substation and Feeder Automation, Microgrid Control, Intelligent Meters etc) is implemented to increase energy efficiency. A Building Management System (BMS) is a computer based control system installed in buildings that manages and monitors access control, video security management, lighting control, ventilation, fire systems & energy efficiency. The latest advent in digital video security imaging science is the Sarix™, the proprietary, ground-breaking imaging technology that powers IP cameras with high-definition resolution, advanced lowlight capabilities, consistent color science, and super fast processing power.
The session was a highly interactive one with Mr. Sreekumar clarifying and answering the various queries put up by the students. Altogether it was a great learning experience for us.
Vidit Mehta Lead Coordinator Events and Seminars, PR & Media MBA 2012-14, IIT Kanpur
“It is not the strongest of the species
that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to
A new zeal, vigour, and an
unquenchable thirst for proving oneself is what describes MBA batch of 2019-21.
52 of us set foot on the pavement of a new journey and needless to say it has
been unprecedented. Be it the early morning presentations, the stark midnight
deadlines, or the never-ending case studies covering the gamut of concepts and
context, each one of these activities can vouch for it. It has hardly been a
month, yet the batch has acclimatized well with the life of one the most
coveted institutes in the country, IIT Kanpur.
For most of us, this is the
desired path, and for the rest, it is an opportunity to relive their school
days. Since we are in a place that has no norm and instead offers endless
diversity, there will always be something that entertains and challenges us. It
is time we took this opportunity to build a lasting relationship with our
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
– Lao Tzu.
The energy of the Indian subcontinent unified at the gates of IIT Kanpur when we started our much- awaited journey of MBA. The pre-assignments and admission process gave us a much-needed glimpse of life ahead of us. With all glittering hopes, we, the 54 minds embarked on an endeavour to achieve our dreams and here we are, introducing our remarkable 2018-2020 batch with immense pride and responsibility wearing the badge of IIT Kanpur.
For most of us, who have prior work experience, it is a back to school time and for the rest, it is an aspired path by choice, now that we are in our new home, it is time for us to build an everlasting relationship with our peers and let the world know about us. With the get-up-and-go attitude, the diversity of the 2018-2020 batch is one of a kind with studen…
Mr Vikash Kumar,
Chief Digital Officer at Trident Group India Ltd, visited the IME department at
IIT Kanpur along with his colleague Mr Mohit Goel, GM at Digital Trident, on
the 3rd of September, 2016. Talking about the changing scenario of
digital marketing and the challenges and opportunities that it poses for
today’s marketing managers, he shared his insights as the Chief Digital Officer
of the textile giant Trident India Ltd, about the marketing and branding
strategies being followed in the current scenario.
Mr Kumar stressed upon keeping the session as informal and
interactive as possible, making it into a dialogue rather than a one-way
lecture. He started with defining digital marketing as a medium that provides
two way flow of information or communication on world wide web.
He emphasized on how the rapidly changing world of digital
marketing has made textbook knowledge insufficient, and further emphasized the importance
of learning on the job, staying unique, and believing in o…