Digit Event Promotional Feature: With a decade of redefining ideas and untiring innovation in its archive, Cognizance, the annual technical festival of IIT Roorkee, is set to return in its eleventh edition. Aiming an all inclusive growth that pervades all sections of the society and bringing them out of the shadows into a bright light of fresh ideas and simple solutions, Cognizance evolves to a canopy of not just technical renaissance, but also emerges as a confluence of viable solutions to present socio-economic concerns and energy demands. Ranging from Social Empowerment, to scrutinizing and cultivating viable alternatives to meet energy demands and rendering strategies for economic stability while preserving the technological-esque as its crux; Cognizance moves forward with a single dictum. In times of unprecedented technological advancement, Cognizance beckons the youth, bright, aware and driven, to embark on this journey of change driven by AIM INCLUSION and oversee the transcendence of technology across all divides and barriers. With a multitude of over 180 events like professional workshops, exhibitions, international conferences, online events and large-scale technical, management and policy-making events with global participation from more than 1500 Technical & Management institutes, Cognizance '13 is set to be a true and complete celebration of technology.
Cognizance ’13 looks to fulfill its aim of inclusion through a mosaic of theme events.
● Equistrata : Equality is the most quintessential truth that one should never disagree with. Aiming the inclusion of a number of socially deprived issues, a roster of events would be geared towards responding to that cause.
● Igenesis : Hope for a sustainable future can be gauged by the way a nation handles its resources. The stage is set to invite solutions which are feasible in nature and both practical and reliable which should result in a safe future for all the citizens.
● Bottom line : This event aims to bring out methods to improvise on the existing systems of law and order and society to ensure that progress of India is at a comparable pace with the rest of the world.
● Economix : Handling money the right way is an art. Cognizance aims to pick out the financial whiz kids who can face the challenges of India's finance with élan.
● Design for all: You are challenged to develop technological solutions and designs that empower, advance and include often overlooked groups such as the elderly and the disabled.
Cognizance, in its glorious repertoire, includes:
● Center-stage events like Robosapiens- the robotics extravaganza which comprises of splendid events such as Armageddon, Robotron and Power Drift; Chaos- The Biggest Gaming Event of the country; Quizzotica- A confluence of the best quizzers and quizmasters of India.
● Online Events such as Blogomania-an event which aims to pit the top bloggers of the nation against one another; a platform to showcase one’s eloquence, wit and humor to impress the masses on topics covering social, cultural, political issues. Cognistreet- the virtual stock market game which was the biggest hit of Cognizance 2013 having participants from across the world; Insomnia- The ultimate coding challenge that is spread across a period of 2 months. Apart from being a great hit among computer geeks and passionate coders, it renders over 5000 programmers from across the globe ,Illushun- The online puzzle solving contest that draws participation from across the globe, testing the aptitude and attitude of contestants.
● Exhibitions- Cognizance has been a host to exhibitions from National Power Corporation of India Limited, Indian Army, Defense Research Development Organization, A-SET Dancing Robots, Amar Sen Hand Shadowgraphy, 3D Street Art etc. Cognizance 2013 expects to organize exhibitions from Illuminati, Vilas Nayak, Quad Robotics, Sand sculptures by Sudarshan Pattnaik etc.
● Workshops- Workshops at Cognizance is carefully chosen to meet the need of the industry and is organized by the best in the world. In this edition, the workshops would be Inven-To-Pi, Dogbot, Ornithopter, Cyber Forensics etc.
● Guest lectures –Cognizance ’13 is set to host the following luminaries of their respective fields:
● Jeff Lieberman, host of the show Time Warp on Discovery Channel
● Harry Kroto, 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
● Gordon Gill, leading architect of Gordon Gill and Ardian Smith architecture
● HS Puri, President of UN Security Council
● RV Guha, Co Leader, Cyc Project, Google
● David Hilmers, NASA astronaut
● Dinesh Dhamija, Entrepreneur of the year 2003
● Amit Phadnis, Vice President, NOSTG at the Cisco’s R&D Organisation