Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka, conducted the latest edition of “Cutting Edge”, the annual exhibition showcasing projects done by its students at the BMICH recently.
Cutting Edge is an exhibition of innovative, state-of-the-art IT and business solutions researched and developed by the IIT students who are currently following the undergraduate programs of University of Westminster. Hundreds of IIT students following BA (Hons) Business Management, BSc (Hons) in Business Information Systems, BSc (Hons) in Computing and BEng (Hons) in Software Engineering participated in this year’s event.Several of the projects presented at Cutting Edge have won awards at local and international competitions and also the research papers based on some of these projects were presented at prestigious forums.Partial funding for students to participate at such events was provided by IIT.
The exhibition included almost 100 ICT/Business projects, all of which were innovative creations by IIT students demonstrating their creativity and in-depth knowledge of the subject matter. The latest technology trends in ICT such as the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Cyber Security and Social Networks had been widely utilised by the students. The exhibition also included its very own iFM Radio Station complete with a live webcast.
The Chief Guest at the opening ceremony was Dee Liyanwela – Executive Director-Technology and Head of London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)
Informative seminars on ICT Career Guidance, Leadership, Wisdom and Personality Development were also conducted for school children during the event. An ICT Quiz Competition challenged the ICT knowledge of all participants while a Gaming Zone had a collection of the latest games.
Commenting on another successful exhibition, Naomi Krishnarajah Dean of IIT stated, “Cutting Edge is the perfect platform for IIT students to demonstrate the theoretical and practical knowledge of their areas of expertise. The event allows students to solve today’s IT problems while also testing their vision, creativity and ability to harness technology to solve these problems.”