Xerox Research Centre India (XRCI) conducted XRCI Open 2014 – Xerox India’s 1st Open Innovation Symposium in Bangalore. The event saw the participation of eminent institutes namely IISc, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIIT Hyderabad, IIIT Delhi, IIM Indore, Singapore Management University among others as a part of panel discussions, keynotes, and poster presentations.
Traditionally, Xerox has been actively engaged in productive collaborations with academia through a number of initiatives such as research grants and open innovation projects. The goal of XRCI Open was to further strengthen ties with the academic research community in India and to encourage researchers to work on key problems across different technical domains, such as data analytics, machine learning and optimizations, mobile and distributed computing, human computation, game theory, ethnography and design announced the press release.
“We are proud of our rich history of innovations, and the same innovative spirit and passion continues to drive us,” said Dr. Manish Gupta, Vice President, Xerox Corp and Director of Xerox Research Centre in India during his welcome address. Manish spoke about innovations from Xerox Innovation Group in industry verticals like transportation, healthcare, education and banking, and referred to exciting opportunities to leverage technology to make a difference in the world at large, and especially, emerging markets like India.
Highlights of the events included keynote talks, poster presentation from students and panel discussions on two emerging technology topics. The first keynote address was by Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director and Professor of Strategic Management at the Indian Institute of Management Indore that centered on a study of corporate innovation centers in India, addressing issues from a strategic perspective as well as from the perspective of an individual contributor working at these centers.