By INN, Chennai;
The BUSINESS CONCLAVE event conducted at Col. Dr.JEPPIAAR AUDITORIUM, JEPPIAAR ENGINEERING COLLEGE, CHENNAI was inaugurated by The Chairman and Managing director of Jeppiaar group of institutions, Dr. M. REGEENA JEPPIAAR who also gave the presidential address. Based on the on opportunities and challenges, in setting up smart cities as a topic a panel discussion was led by the experts from varied sectors including Mr. Simon Selvaraj – Local director, Strategic Lead-Chennai, Urban Solutions Srilanka, JLL who talked about the Smart City rollout by sharing in-depth of on the ground responding to student questions in specific.
Ms. RajaniSeshadri – Chairperson Women’s wing – Cii, spoke about the entrepreneurial opportunities that come with the scale, adding on the do’s and don’ts while entering the entrepreneurial space was followed by the Chief Financial Officer of LancoTanjore Power Co Ltd, Mr. S. KathirKamanathanwho shared his expertise on opportunities evolving with smart cities for infrastructure and services in the power sector with some real ground examples and advising the present students to learn more about the basic ground figures.“Catching the students attention with saying smart cities are not done by the government alone, but an equal effort from the citizens and what infrastructure would become in a smart city, so the scale of opportunities” said Mr.SureshKrishn who is President CREDAI at ISHA Homes in Chennai region.
Shortlisted business cases were presented by students from different collages across Tamil Nadu, before the experts. Around 2000 students have participated in the function.
The Prize distribution and valedictory ceremony took place in the presence of the Chief Guest, Mr. ISAAC HEWLINGS, Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Trade, British Deputy High Commission, Chennai who gave the prizes to winners of JIEC 2017 and interacted with students and responded to their queries patiently giving his inputs in how should students contribute in the development of smart cities by developing themselves.