ARC's Eighteenth India Forum Goes Virtual!

By Sharada Prahladrao

Technology Trends

For the very first time ARC’s, India Forum titled Driving Digital Transformation in Industry and Cities on September 8-9, 2020 will be a virtual event.  And like with all firsts, there is a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation as we gear up for this virtual Forum.  The current pandemic has impacted how businesses are transacted and events are hosted the world over.  Business strategies and models are undergoing a sea change, and it is clear that flexibility, agility, and innovative approaches are required to succeed during these uncertain times.  For over 25 years, ARC has been attracting the lead users in industry for our live networking and learning Forums.  Now, we bring you the same level of content and value in a virtual world.

This two-day virtual Forum is structured to disseminate information and technology effectively and provide end users, solution providers and decision makers an opportunity to network and get an overall view of the market and its requirements.  Typically, the India Forum attracts a large number of end users.  This time too, many end users have already registered for the virtual Forum, and we also have many high profile end user speakers from companies, such as Reliance Industries, Petroleum Development Oman, DCM Shriram, Tata Steel, Tata Consulting Engineers, Ace Micromatic MIT, Haldor Topsoe, NTPC, and industry bodies like NASSCOM.  Speakers from the supplier side will also bring in their customers, highlighting case studies. 

The presentations will cover the digital transformation journey across industries.  The agenda has been structured in such a manner that the topics covered at our Forum will be of relevance to all.  The focus will be on digital transformation initiatives that cover the gamut from overcoming barriers to digital twin applications, cybersecurity, and future architectures.  Industry 4.0 and business strategies will be discussed both from the Indian and global perspectives.  ARC Advisory Group’s Eighteenth India Forum, albeit virtual, for process and discrete industries is a not-to-be-missed event for all stakeholders – technology solution providers, end users, industry trackers, decision and policy makers, and the media.


  • Platinum Sponsors: Bentley Systems and Uniper; and Global Sponsor Siemens
  • Media Sponsors: A&D,, Chemical Engineering World, Chemical Industry Digest, Chemical Today, Control Engineering, EM, Highways Today, Industrial Automation, OffshoreWorld,, Uptime, and World of Chemicals 
  • Industry Association Sponsors: ODVA and PLCopen

All our sponsors look forward to virtually meeting and interacting with a global audience.  In this period of social distancing and travel restrictions, a virtual forum is a practical and feasible solution.  The ARC India Virtual Forum is a must-attend event of the “new normal” and will provide a good “meeting” place for industry leaders.  Registrations from all over the world have already started coming in.  In fact this time we expect more people to attend online – all that one has to do is click on this link to register:


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