Future Ready U

A Seminar Conducted by Forces Network at New Delhi

Forces Network, a professional network of the military veterans in the corporate, has conducted a full day seminar on the theme ‘Future Ready U’ at Pride Plaza, Aerocity, New Delhi on 25 August 2019.

“Today’s world is changing at a rapid pace. It offers continuous challenges as well as opportunities. However, to grab the opportunities, it calls for agility, informed decision making and taking massive action. Now if you consider the transitioning of military veterans embarking on a second career it seems that they would have to do a fair amount of heavy lifting to thrive in such a world. It was with this as the backdrop, the theme of the seminar was chosen. It aimed to inform and educate the seminar participants about the upcoming future trends and also how to prepare for them”

– Col Iqbal Singh (Retd)
Founder of Forces Network

 Airtel CTO Randeep Sekhon addressing the seminar participants

The seminar had an impressive lineup of marquee speakers. Prabhjeet Singh, Director, Operations and Head of Cities, Uber India & South Asia spoke on the future of mobility in a riveting talk. Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Airtel – an ex-IAF officer spoke about the apparent permanence of telecom industry in the future lives. He further emphasized upon the importance of learning new skills like computational thinking, new media literacy, trans-disciplinary abilities, design mindset, social intelligence, agility, and learning and unlearning ability. Vinay Gupta, Head of Data Analytics, SGSL made an extremely engaging presentation on data science whereby it was completely demystified for a layman to understand it. He also covered the path to building one’s skills as a data scientist. In the last segment of the seminar, there was an interesting discussion about whether in the era of digitalization, cloudification and virtualization would remain the jobs of physical security officers, or the chief info security officer (CISO) would take over these roles.

The seminar was attended by convincingly a large number of participants – closed to 250 – who expressed a great deal of satisfaction over the content and conduct of the seminar. Strikingly, the participants came from across the length and breadth of the country such as Shillong, J&K, Cochin, Hyderabad and Binaguri etc.

The seminar ended with an hour-long mentoring session where selected industry experts mentored the mentees in small groups of 4-6 people on a round table. They encouraged the mentees to ask questions – all that they wanted to ask and didn’t know where and whom to ask. The mentees found this session extremely enlightening.

The Forces Network is more than 11 years old and it has more than 4900 members spread across the globe. Forces Network is focused on helping military personnel transition smoothly in to a corporate career and in building the network of the military veterans in the corporate.


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