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Post event analysis by Blockalive.io for Blockchain Summit 2018, Singapore conducted by UNICOM

28 Feb

BLOCKCHAIN / EVENTS AND CONFERENCES
Singapore’s Industry Leaders Discuss the Future of Blockchain Technology at Unicom’s Blockchain Summit 2018

Held in a pleasant, intimate setting of Ramada Hotel’s Zhongshan hall, the Unicom’s Blockchain Summit 2018 offered a number of interesting talks on the current development in blockchain technology and emerging token economy.

Are we going towards AI-governed blockchains?

Hayk Hakobyan’s take on the issue of governance offers a big picture overview of the problem and outlines directions toward AI-governed blockchains that will eventually enable us to solve real-world problems such as e-voting and intelligent decision making.

He points out problems with traditional blockchain systems such as Bitcoin and Ethereum that are caused by asymmetries in incentives for system improvements between developers, miners and users.

In the case of Bitcoin, new developers are not incentivized to improve the system as there is little value for them in doing so. As a result, there is a potential risk of a small number of veteran Bitcoin developers gaining too much power and being susceptible to bribery or being responsible for slowing the technological advancement of the Bitcoin ecosystem. At the same time, there is a risk of miners gaining disproportionate power over the system as well since high-volume miners are a small, concentrated group.

Ethereum plans to transition from PoW towards PoS system of governance. The system based on PoS addresses the possible centralization risk and the risk of disproportionate power accumulation observed in the Bitcoin network. However, the system is still overly reliant on Ethereum’s creator and there are few ways for incentivizing core system development.

New types of chains offering on-chain governance are emerging:

Tezos

Similarly to Ethereum, Tezos is a smart contracts platform. However, it also allows protocol upgrade through on-chain governance. The core idea behind Tezos system of governance is to incentivize developers (or anyone for that matter) to propose protocol changes. The developer submits a proposal for protocol update and at the same time requests compensation for their work. In effect, the power dynamics shifts toward the users and away from miners and core developers. In order for the suggested protocol changes to be implemented Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) consensus model comes to play, whereby token holders can choose delegates to represent their votes.

Dfinity

Dfinity offers similar system of governance as Tezos with the added possibility of applying changes retroactively. This essentially means that, apart from protocol updates, users have the power to back-edit the existing ledger when necessary. This is particularly useful in case of cyber-attacks.

Taking a step further, Hakobyan discusses other theoretical concepts of governance (such as Futarchy, Liquid Democracy and Quadratic voting). He also proposes that a combination of AI and blockchain technology could potentially mark the beginning of entirely new paradigm: maximizing security while remaining immutable by employing AI agents to govern the chain.

Governance 2.0
A system of governance whereby coordination, incentives and decisions (including consensus) will be governed according to proven AI models.

Governance 3.0
Combination of blockchain and AI technology contributes to the development of direct democracy, such as in global transfer of large amount of data or tracing e-voting procedures. Moreover, in the line of the core idea behind the CAPTCHA project, where both human mind and AI collaborate on a large scale in order to digitize old books and scripts, PoW protocols can be designed to contribute to the common good and wealth of humanity.

Photo Gallery from the Unicom’s Blockchain Summit 2018 in Singapore

Upcoming conferences from UNICOM: http://www.unicomlearning.com/Conferences.html

 

Contest > Analytics And Big Data > Big Data Champions League 2018

20 Feb

About Big Data Champions League 2018:
The 5th edition of the annual corporate quiz contest on Big Data, Big Data Champions League 2018 is back! Purpose of this contest is to identify India’s most knowledgeable Big Data and Analytics Professionals. Will you bring laurel to your organization and to yourself?

Big Data Champions League will be organized by UNICOM in 2018.

Over 4000 IT professionals from 800+ companies in India and abroad would be participating, with experience ranging from 6 months to 25 years and professionals in Big Data.


Big Data Champions League 2016 Winners

1st Prize – HPE -C.V. Goudar, Data Scientist & Shyam Mohan Pagadir, Data Scientist, HPE, Bangalore
2nd Prize – Innovators, Ojasvi Harsola, Senior Consultant & Jaswinder Singh, Lead Consultatnt, Saama Technologies, Pune
3rd Prize- DataBiz, P Vivekanandan, Data Scientist & Rajesh Kommuru, Data Scientist, HPE, Bangalore
Big Data Technology Champions League is an initiative of Big Data Visualization 2018 and UNICOM to run India’s most prestigious Corporate Quiz on Big Data Technologies. BDTCL will be presented by UNICOM.

List of Topics that will be covered in Big Data Technology Champions League 2018:

Columnar MPP analytical database
NoSQL
Hadoop
MapReduce
Machine Learning
Pig
Hive
Recommendations
Data Science
Data Mining
Big Data in the cloud

Game Plan:

Qualifier Round 1: Online, 07th March, 2018 – Duration 30 Mins (Time: 4:00-4:30 PM) FREE

Link to take the quiz would be sent to nominees via email 2 days before the quiz
Quiz can be taken from anywhere – office / home / browsing centres, etc.
This round will be for 30 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions
Questions have been designed to be generic covering all areas of Big Data Technology. Most delegates will find questions to be easy.
Based on performance selected teams will be qualified for Round 2.
Selected Candidates will be informed via Email.

Semi-Finals in Bangalore on (13 April 2018) PAY (08:15-08:45 AM)

Format – Pen and Paper based quiz.
This round will be for 30 minutes. You will have to answer 20 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions
Top 04 teams will go to finals.
Certificates will be provided to all semi-finalists

Finals with 4 Teams in Bangalore (13 April 2018) (Time: 4:30-5:00 PM)

Format – Oral quiz to be held on stage
Quiz will have Audio and Video Rounds/Multiple Choice with Live scoring. Contest Format will be explained at the beginning.
This round will be for 30 minutes. You will have to answer 20 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions
Result will be announced at the Venue by 5.30 PM. Winners and Runners-Up Teams will be given Prizes by our Chief Guest.

What’s the Best Big Data Team taking home?

Winning Team – Gold Certificates and Gold Medal to the winners
First Runner Up Team – Silver Certificate and Silver Medal to both players in the team
Second Runner Up Team – Bronze Certificate and Bronze Medal to both players in the team
Winners shall be facilitated with the awards on the same day of conference (i.e. 13 April, 2018) at the venue.
Every semi-final participant will be getting the certificate.

Link:http://www.unicomlearning.com/big-data-champions-league-2018.html

Who is eligible for Big Data Technology Champions League’2018?

Anyone who is professionally involved in Analytics/Big Data(at all roles)is eligible
Student/Fresher is not eligible

Is there any participation fee?

There is no participation fee to take Qualifier Round.
Teams get selected for the Finals need to pay INR 15,000 + GST per team as participation fee. This fee includes Attendance @ SemiFinals and Big Data Visualization 2018 in Bangalore on 13 April 2018..

How to Enrol for Big Data Technology Champions League’2018?

Corporate Nomination :

A Team* of two needs to enrol together by sending an email to contact@unicomlearning.com with following details of each participant:
Team Name | Full Name | Email Id | Phone Number | Company Name | Designation | Team name | Comments (If Any)
*More than one team can be nominated by a company

Non-Corporate Nomination :

If your company is not nominating you and your friend, then you can still nominate your team
A Team* of two needs to enrol together by sending an email to contact@unicomlearning.com with following details of each participant:
Team Name | Full Name | Email Id | Phone Number | Company Name | Designation | Team name | Comments (If Any)

FAQ Big Data Technology Champions League’2018 (Frequently Asked Question)
I am managing Testing team. Am I eligible?
Yes, This contest is open to all corporate citizens who have passion for Software Development & Big Data.
I am a free-lance consultant in software development/testing. Am I eligible?
Yes, This contest is open to all experience professionals (working or freelancing) who have passion for software development.
I am interested but do not have a partner. Can I still participate?
No, This contest needs to be registered in a group of two. Single nomination is not acceptable. So kindly find a suitable partner and register.
I am not in software domain. Can I participate?
Yes, you can try your luck. 🙂
My friend and I are students and passionate about Hadoop. Can we participate?
No, This contest is not for students.
My friend and I have corporate experience but currently not working. Can we participate?
Yes.
I am from company A and my friend is from company B. Both work on Big Data Projects. Can we participate?
Yes.
What will be difficulty level of quiz questions?
All quiz questions are expected to be at basic to intermediate level

Link:http://www.unicomlearning.com/big-data-champions-league-2018.html

 

Contest > Software Testing > India Testing League 2018

15 Feb

About India Testing League 2018:

The 6th edition of the annual corporate quiz contest India Testing League is back!! Purpose of this contest is to identify India’s most knowledgeable Testers. This year, we have revised the topics to make it a little more fun and competitive. Will you bring laurel to your organization and to yourself?

India Testing League will be organized by UNICOM & KPMG.

Over 2000 IT professionals from 400+ companies in India and abroad would be participating, with experience ranging from 2 years to 20 years.

Winners of India Testing League 2017, 2016, 2015:

ITL 2017 Winners:

Winners: Rapid Value- Adarsh and Abhilash

Frist Runners-Up: ZEQA from ZEOMEGA- Priya and Darshan

Second Runners-Up: Test Diva from Manhattan Associates- Pratibha and Bharti

2016 Winners:

Winners: Mrinal Chatterjee & Dipan Lahiri from Tech Mahindra

Frist Runners-Up: Vivek C B & Renjith R Nair from RapidValue Solutions

Second Runners-Up: Ramyashree Gowda & Shivakumar Balur from Samsung Research India

2015 Winners:

Winners: Roopesh & Athuliya from Manhattan Associates

Frist Runners-Up: Arun & Sudip from Zyme Solutions

Second Runners-Up: Baishampayan Roy & Anisha Maitra from TCS

List of Topics that will be covered:

Manual Testing
Test Automation
Agile Testing
Mobile App Testing
Device Testing
Testing Tools
Test Management
Test Processes
Test Strategy

Link: http://www.unicomlearning.com/india-testing-league-2018.html

Qualifier Round 1: Online on May 23, 2018 – Duration 30 Mins [Time: 4:00-4:30 PM] FREE

Link to take the quiz would be sent to nominees via email 2 days before the quiz

Quiz can be taken from anywhere – office/ home/ browsing centers, etc.

This round will be for 30 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions

Questions have been designed to be generic covering all areas of Testing. Most delegates will find questions to be easy.

Based on performance selected teams will be qualified for Round 2.

Only top 10% candidates will be selected for Semi-Finals.

Selected Candidates will be informed via Email & will have to pay a nominal fee of INR 15,000+ GST per team to participate in semi-finals. This fee includes a Complimentary pass for World Conference Next Generation Testing 2018, Bangalore (Only Day 1).

Semi-Finals in Bangalore at the conference venue on 19thJuly(08:00 am to 08:30 am) PAY.

Format – Pen and Paper based quiz.

This round will be for 40 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions.

Top 4 teams will go to finals.

Certificates will be provided to all semi-finalists.

Finals with 4 Teams in Bangalore at the conference venue on 19th July (Time 4:30 PM to 5:00PM).

Format – Oral quiz to be held on stage.

Quiz will have Audio and Video Rounds/Multiple Choice with live scoring. Contest Format will be explained at the beginning.

This round will be for 40 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions.

Result will be announced at the Venue by 5.30 PM. Winners and Runners-Up Teams will be given Prizes by our Chief Guest.

What’s the Best Testing Team taking home?

Winning Team – SmartWatch, Gold Certificates and Gold Medal to both players in the team.

First Runner-Up Team – Silver Certificate and Silver Medal to both players in the team.

Second Runner-Up Team – Bronze Certificate and Bronze Medal to both players in the team.

Winners shall be felicitated with the awards on the same day of the conference in Bangalore at the World Conference Next Generation Testing 2018, Bangalore.

More:http://www.unicomlearning.com/india-testing-league-2018.html

 

IoT Olympiad 2018

14 Feb

About IoT Olympiad 2018:
The 3rd edition of the annual corporate quiz contest IoT Olympiad is back!! Purpose of this contest is to identify India’s most knowledgeable Technology Manager. This year, we have revised the topics to make it a little more fun and competitive. Will you bring laurel to your organization and to yourself?

IoT Olympiad will be organized by UNICOM in 2018.

Over 1100 IT professionals from 300+ companies in India and abroad would be participating, with experience ranging from 5 years to 20 years.

Link:http://www.unicomlearning.com/iot-olympiad-2018.html

List of Topics that will be covered in IoT Olympiad 2018:

Embedded Software
Embedded C++
Embedded Hardware
IoT in Manufacturing
IoT in Retail/Ecommerce
IoT & Future of Connected Automobile
IoT & Smart Homes
IoT & Smart Cities
IoT in Energy/Utilities
IoT in Smart Buildings
IoT in Healthcare & Personal Fitness
IoT in Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics

Game Plan:

Qualifier Round 1: Online, 07th March, 2018 – Duration 30 Mins [Time: 4:00-4:30 PM] FREE

A Team of 2 Persons needs to Register.
Link to take the quiz would be sent to nominees via email 2 days before the quiz
Quiz can be taken from anywhere – office / home / browsing centres, etc.
This round will be for 30 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions
Questions have been designed to be generic covering all areas of IoT. Most delegates will find questions to be easy.
Based on performance selected teams will be qualified for Round 2.
Selected Candidates will be informed via Email & will have to pay a nominal fee of INR 15,000+ GST per team to participate in semi-finals. This fee includes Complimentary pass for IoT Summit 2018, Bangalore.

Semi-Finals in Bangalore at the conference venue (08:00 am to 08:30 am) PAY

Format – Pen and Paper based quiz.
This round will be for 40 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions
Top 04 teams will go to finals.
Certificates will be provided to all semi-finalists

Finals with 4 Teams in Bangalore at the conference venue (Time 4:30 PM to 5:00PM)

Quiz will have Audio and Video Rounds/Multiple Choice with Live scoring. Contest Format will be explained at the beginning.
This round will be for 40 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions
Result will be announced at the Venue by 5.30 PM. Winners and Runners-Up Teams will be given Prizes by our Chief Guest.

What’s the Best IoT Team taking home?

Winning Team – Gold Certificates and Gold Medal to both players in the team
First Runner Up Team – Silver Certificate and Silver Medal to both players in the team
Second Runner Up Team – Bronze Certificate and Bronze Medal to both players in the team
Winners shall be facilitated with the awards on the same day of conference in Bangalore at the World IoT Summit.

Who is eligible for IoT Olympiad’2018?

Anyone who is professionally involved in IoT Technology/Any Sector related to IoT Technology (at all roles) is eligible(Student/Fresher is not eligible)
Is there any participation fee?

There is no participation fee to take Qualifier Round.
Teams get selected for the Finals need to pay INR 15,000 + GST per team as participation fee. This fee includes Attendance @ Semi-Finals and Finals (selected teams).

How to Enrol for IoT Olympiad’2018?

Corporate & Non Corporate Nomination :

A Team* of two needs to enrol together by sending an email to contact@unicomlearning.com with following details of each participant:
Team Name | Full Name | Email Id | Phone Number | Company Name | Designation | Team name | Comments (If Any)
*More than one team can be nominated by a company

http://www.unicomlearning.com/iot-olympiad-2018.html

 
 

GARP | ERP Training

02 Feb

ABOUT THE TRAINING
Why ERP ® ?

As global energy markets become increasingly interconnected and awareness of the importance of risk management grows, it is important to distinguish yourself and your ability to add value to an organization. Earning the ERP ® signals to employers that you are committed to the energy industry and risk management, and that your knowledge of the physical and financial energy markets has been validated against industry standards. By joining the ERP ® community, you will become part of an elite group of skilled professionals sought after and employed by leading global energy companies, financial institutions, commodity trading firms, consulting firms, and market regulators.

More info: http://www.unicomlearning.com/ERP_2018/

Write to us: contact@unicomlearning.com

To help you pass the ERP ® exam we have below offerings:

Energy Risk Professional (ERP ®) Instructor Led Online Training
Energy Risk Professional (ERP ®) Online self-learning sessions
Energy Risk Professional (ERP ®) Practice Test series

ERP® Certification
The highest professional designation for energy risk management.

ERP CERTIFICATION:
The Energy Risk Professional (ERP) is the first globally recognized designation for energy market professionals. The ERP designation signals a mastery of the knowledge and tools required to successfully navigate the challenges of the rapidly changing energy markets. ERPs are employed globally by oil and gas companies, crude oil refinders, power generators, electric and gas utility companies, commodity trading firms, investment banks, consulting firms with energy practices, and regulatory agencies.

EARNING THE DESGINATION:
The ERP Certification signifies an energy professional’s ability to identify and measure risk across the energy value chain. Developed by leading energy practictioners, the course links practical, real-world knowledge of energy commodity markets with an understanding of price formation, financially traded energy products, and tools used to assess and manage energy risk

ENERGY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Comprised of senior practitioners and academics in the field, Energy Oversight Committee oversees the creation of the Exam and program content.

Dr. Lawrence Austen, Trafigura
Ben Baglin, ERP EDF Trading
Stuart Chaplin, Shell Trading and Supply
Gordon E. Goodman, NRG Energy
Dr. Vince Kaminski, Rice University
Glenn Labhart, EOC Chairman Labhart Risk Advisors
Alessandro Mauro, MKS (Switzerland) SA
Peter J. O’Neil, Ancher Daniels Midland
Dr. John Parsons, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jonathon C. Stein, Hess Corporation
Andrew Sunderman, Direct Energy
Dr. Chris Strickland, Lacima Group
Dr. Glen Swindle, Scoville Risk Partners
Gary Taylor, British Petroleum

1.ERP Exam Part I
4 hours/80 Questions

2.ERP Exam Part II
4 hours/60 Questions

3.Demonstrate 2 years
Related Work Experience

4.Mandatory Continuing
Education 40 hours/2 years

BY THE NUMBERS:
There are currently more than 1,400 practicing ERPs across 75 countries

Nearly 1,800 candidates have registered for the ERP exam in 2016.

ERPs are employed by more than 140 companies around the world.

More than 90% of candidates who sat for the ERP Exam since 2009 have indicated they would recommend the ERP Program to a friend or colleague.

Creating a Culture of Risk Awareness®
The ERP program is administered by The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), the only internationally recognized organization dedicated to the education and certification of risk professionals. GARP’s mission is to elevate the practice of risk management at all levels, setting the global standard for the industry through independence, expertise, and leadership. As the energy industry expands, the global ERP community continues to grow, matching the market’s demand for more highly skilled risk professionals.

Link: http://www.unicomlearning.com/ERP_2018/

SYLLABUS
Physical Energy Market Topics (Part I Syllabus)

Comprehending the Coal Industry

Emission Trading Markets and Regulations

European Power Markets and Infrastructure

Gas Markets and Deregulation

Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production

Introduction to the Oil Industry

Introduction to the Power Industry

North American Power Markets

Oil Storage Overview

Overview of the Global LNG Market

Overview of the Natural Gas Industry

Overview of the Natural Gas Value Chain

Overview of the Oil Value Chain

Overview of the Renewables Industry

Petroleum Refining Made Easy

Financial Energy Market and Risk Management Topics (Part II Syllabus)

Online Courses

Hedging with Futures and Options

Introduction to Commodity Derivatives

Introduction to Derivative Markets and Trading

Introduction to Forwards and Swaps

Introduction to Trading Risk Control

Oil Pricing Mechanisms

Petroleum Products Trading

Understanding Commodity Risk

Understanding the Value-At-Risk Concept

Using Weather Derivatives

Link: http://www.unicomlearning.com/ERP_2018/

Instructor Led Online Training
ABOUT THE TRAINING

48 Hours of Instructor Led Online training covering the entire syllabus of May 2018. This training is delivered via Citrix Go To Training.

2 Practice Tests with 80 questions for Part I and 60 questions for Part II
These tests will give you the feeling of D-Day.

Recorded Sessions access- 24*7 Till May 2018 examination
Our online training is recorded and we share this with you for your revision purposes.
You can use this if you have missed the training for any reason or would like to revise what you have learnt.

Doubt clearing session
Dedicated doubt clearing session for each portion.

Study Group
ERP ® preparation is incomplete without a study group. We help you create a study group with people from different parts of the world preparing to pass the examination at the first go.

What you need to attend this training?
A Broadband Connection (256 Kbps Minimum)
Audio Equipment: Headset (Recommended)

Training Date for May 2018 ERP ® Exam

Part I Training Dates
03 March 2018
04 March 2018
10 March 2018
11 March 2018
17 March 2018
18 March 2018

Part II Training Dates
31 March 2018
01 April 2018
07 April 2018
08 April 2018
14 April 2018
15 April 2018

28 April 2018 Doubt Clearing Session – Part I (2 hours)
29 April 2018 Doubt Clearing Session – Part II (2 hours)

P.S. The duration of the training each day would be 4 hours. 8 PM to 12 AM/Midnight IST

Local Time :
India UK New York Saudi Arabia Ghana Netherlands
7:45 PM 2:15 PM 9:15 AM 5:15 PM 2:15 PM 3:45 PM
8:00 PM 2:30 PM 9:30 AM 5:30 PM 2:30 PM 3:30 PM
12:00 AM 6:30 PM 1:30 PM 9:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM

PRACTICE TEST 1 – Part I (Access to this test will be given as per your choice)
PRACTICE TEST 2 – Part II (Access to this test will be given as per your choice)

Reach us at: contact@unicomlearning.com for more info.

Link: http://www.unicomlearning.com/ERP_2018/

 
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