Explore the Boolean Legacy
The Indian Institute of Technology (Madras) in collaboration with the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and University College Cork are to host a seminar on George Boole on the 20th of November, 2015. Opening remarks by Professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director IIT Madras and Dr. Michael Murphy, President of UCC, will launch the affair.
A panel discussion on the influence of George Boole in the fields of Logic, Computer Science and Engineering will follow. Speakers include Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan (Infosys), Dr Ramesh Gopinath (IBM), Prof. B. Ravindran (IIT Madras) and Dr. Shashikant Albal (SSN Engineering College).
Mr Senapathy “Kris” Gopalakrishnan served as the vice chairman of Infosys from 2011 to 2014 and the chief executive officer and managing director of Infosys from 2007 to 2011. Kris is one of the co-founders of Infosys. Recognized as a global business and technology thought leader, he was voted the top CEO (IT Services category) in Institutional Investor's inaugural ranking of Asia's Top Executives. Mr Gopalakrishnan serves on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, is the Chairman, Board of Governors of IIIT, Bangalore and is on the Board of Trustees of Chennai Mathematical Institute.
Ramesh Gopinath is currently the Director of IBM Research, India (IRL) and Chief Technologist IBM - India & South Asia. In this role he is responsible for strategy and execution of IRL's research agenda working in close alignment with the IBM business units in the region & IBM Research labs globally. Until October 2012, Ramesh Gopinath was the Director of Innovative Service Technologies at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in New York where he had responsibility for Research innovations in support of Cloud offerings from IBM Global Technology Services. He has been with IBM Research since 1994 & over the years has led the delivery of differentiated value to IBM products and offerings in the areas of speech technologies, collaboration, mobile collaboration and most recently Cloud.
The discussion will be followed by a screening of The Genius of George Boole, an Oxford Film and Television production commissioned by University College Cork. OFTV has won many awards for its productions including two Oscars, four BAFTAs, two Indies, an RTS award, the Silver Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival and a Cable ACE. Filmed in Ireland (Cork), UK and US this 58minute film shines new light on the life, work and legacy of George Boole, whose role in the digital revolution has been largely unknown. The digital world is in its infancy and industries in their infancy struggle to look back and investigate where the industry came from. This film redresses this and specifically focuses on an unsung hero of the digital age-George Boole.