With the last quarter rolling by, it is that time of the year where Veritas Pune, India celebrates its culture of innovation with illuminate 2023, a conference where techies and subject matter experts from the organization come together for discussion, debate, and all-round collaboration. Veritas illuminate is all about socializing beyond your own product group, business unit, or function and opening channels for cross-pollination of ideas.
When illuminate was organized over the past few years it was either virtual or hybrid, with a lot of employees participating remotely. For the first time in three years the Veritas Pune office is seeing people coming in the hundreds to participate in the tech conference and the atmosphere is charged with enthusiasm and ideas. This is the place to be for employees to learn new things happening across the company and understand how the company is leapfrogging competition.
Planning an event on such a massive scale is no mean task and this year the illuminate team consisted of 20 employees assisted by almost 100 volunteer employees. The team began the planning process in November 2022 laying the foundation for the 32 demonstrations, 28 presentations, and much more.
While the finale event is planned for 21 to 23 March, there were several pre-event engagements that kept the audience captivated. TechColosseum was a weekly event that consisted of panel discussions and paper presentations throughout January and February. The site-wide hackathon was held on 2 and 3 March and the uConnect university hackathon was held on 4 March. Other events and competitions include paper presentations, product and technical demonstrations, poster making, tech tutorials, a blog competition, college graduate project showcases, and elevator pitches.
There were also fun aspects like trivia and games that kept the audience engaged throughout the three months leading up to the finale. A total of 588 teams signed up for one or more of these events which is close to 40% more than last year.
This is just one reason that I love the opportunity to lead this entire initiative year on year. The energy that the illuminate event infuses in, not just me, but every participant and volunteer is effusive and infectious. Veritas is one of the few companies that focuses on innovation through collaboration and provides employees the opportunity and time for such activities.
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