Ms Gayatri Magie from IBM Team North America addressed students and faculty members of The NorthCap University on 3 August 2016 to build their awareness on Internet of Things. Ms Magie is the Business Development Executive leading the IBM Watson Internet of Things Academic Initiative. She collaborates with educational institutions worldwide to help faculty and students build IoT skills leveraging IBM resources and platforms available for academia. With 18 years of experience in the domain of Information Technology and working on worldwide teams and projects across various aspects of the business, including product development, customer support, project management, product management, and sales, she could connect the dots on various related issues during the talk.
Ms Gayatri introduced the concept of ‘Internet of things” to the students and faculty using many examples and case studies with the help of slides and videos. She also introduced the concept of IBM Watson to the students. The students were required to register on the IBM Watson website from which they could download various open source software and even design IoT applications.
The lecture was followed by a Q&A session, where students inquisitively asked questions which Ms Gayatri answered them informatively.