Lecture Meeting by on Creativity and Innovation by Prof C Uthayakumar
Lecture Meeting held on 29th Dec 2015 by Prof. C. Uthayakumar
Prof. C. Uthayakumar, is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with more than thirty two years of experience in educational, IT enabled Solution Delivery, Total Quality Management, Project Management and Knowledge Management. He has got vast experience in conducting video discussions in educational institutions. His hobbies are Self developmental activities, Holistic healing including Flower therapy, Self-hypnosis, Spiritual Healing, Social Service, etc
The Evening Lecture for the month of December was organised as a Video Discussion on 29th Dec 2015 at NIQR Conference Hall, Nungambakkam. Prof. C. Uthayakumar, Executive Committee Member, NIQR Chennai Branch was the speaker and the topic was "Creativity and Innovation". Mr. S. Rajasekaran, NIQR Chennai Brach Chairman presided over the session and Mr. C V Gowri Sankar, NIQR Chennai Branch Secretary introduced the speaker.
This is the second in the series of Video Discussion Lectures. The session started with a video clip by famous cartoonist Mr. Madhan wherein he advocated that creativity is prevalent in the whole Universe in some form or other.
Prof Uthayakumar explained the meaning of Creativity, Innovation, Invention & Genius with a few examples. Creativity is an idea by combining of 2 or more things together uniquely & quickly, Invention is producing or prototyping a new idea, Innovation is reproducing it many times with new value additions and Genius is one who thinks differently than others and making it a habit. He gave a beautiful picture of how Gillette blade and Diner card were invented.
Professor made the session lively and it became special for the high interaction level; Mr. P R Iyer, a senior NIQR Life Member gave an account of how the wheeled trolley was invented, Mr. Raghavan thrilled the audience with a story about astronomers using pencil in space when pen could not be used due to lack of gravity, Mr. Rajasekaran gave lot of examples from the book ‘1001 Inventions That Changed the World’ by Jack Challoner and Mr. Gowri Sankar mentioned about the development of new varieties of steel – EN or Emergency Number series during World War II.
The newsletter for Nov-Dec2015 was released on the occasion by Mr. P R Iyer.