The following executives will be among those presenting at the Forum.
July 6-7, 2017 - Bangalore, India
Industrial companies are revisiting their own business processes and technology approaches as competitors and partners start to employ 'digitalized' business processes and exploit the increasing convergence between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) on the plant floor. Trusted technology vendors are moving from Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concepts to real IIoT products, solutions, and services. Companies are creating and implementing open source alternatives to traditional technology solutions. Governments around the world are supporting manufacturing growth initiatives. Emerging business models allow manufacturers to rethink, or even outsource, asset management. Intelligent connected products, along with network communications, software, and analytics now enable manufacturers to improve uptime and optimize operating performance. Other hot topics such as cognitive computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence power much of this transformation. The Digital Enterprise benefits from smarter products, new service and operating models, new production techniques, and new approaches to design and sourcing.
How will disruptive technologies change existing products and plants? How will open source solutions impact traditional software and automation domains? Is digitalization a threat to cybersecurity and, if so, how can the risk be mitigated? How 'smart' are smart machines, and what benefit will these bring? How do Big Data and predictive and prescriptive analytics enable operational change? How do connected products create opportunities in aftermarket services? What software capabilities are needed to achieve transformational change? Which industries are already changing? What steps can organizations take to foster innovative thinking?
Join us at ARC's Fifteenth India Forum to learn more about how the digital enterprise will be realized and the benefits that this can bring. Discover what your peers are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys.
Who Should Attend
ARC's India Forum is a must-attend event for:
- CEOs, COOs, and Presidents
- CFOs, VPs, and Directors of Finance
- CIOs and CTOs
- VPs and Directors of IT
- VPs, Directors, and Managers of Operations
- VPs, Directors, and Managers of Engineering
- VPs, Directors, and Managers of New Projects
- VPs, Directors, and Managers of Procurement
- VPs, Directors, and Managers of Supply Chain and Logistics
- Directors, Managers, and Architects of Automation and Enterprise Integration
- Plant Managers and Supervisors
- Production Managers and Supervisors
Andy has over 40 years’ experience in enterprise and automation solutions. He is a recognized authority on business strategies and is a frequent speaker at executive conferences around the world. Andy founded ARC through which his vision and influence has advanced the art of manufacturing.
Vikas is Vice President of the Technology Center of Excellence, Hydrocarbon Business, headquartered in Navi Mumbai. He has over 26 years’ industry experience, covering the gamut from refinery, petrochemicals, IT/automation, and technology consulting. With his experience and expertise he has held different portfolios, such as Project Manager, Techno functional Consultant, Technical Advisor, Delivery Lead, Automation Engineer, and Operations/Technical Services Engineer. Vikas is a graduate in Petrochemical Engineering, Pune University and has a postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management from IIT, Delhi. He is currently working on his MBA.
Himanshu presently heads Technology for Birla Carbon, India Center. He has 37 years of work experience in fertilizer, petrochemicals, chemicals, co-gen, and fiber manufacturing facilities and R&D. Himanshu has worked abroad (UK, Mexico, USA, Thailand, and Egypt) for close to 25 years. His many accomplishments include being the first person in India to install a DCS for a fertilizer plant and he received the Exceptional Contribution Award from Kumar Mangalam Birla in 2005. Himanshu holds a B.E. from Gujarat University.
Niranjan is responsible for building and strengthening the design and engineering ecosystem and capabilities in India. He has over 23 years of general management and leadership experience and was an entrepreneur prior to joining NASSCOM. His extensive work experience in the IT industry comprises of developing and executing operational strategies with a strong focus on developing customer-centric solutions. He promotes a collaborative approach by bringing in a cross-section of stakeholders including the industry, government, start-ups, and academia to execute programs at NASSCOM. Niranjan is a post graduate in Information Technology.
In addition to his General Manager position, M.K. Srivastava also heads the C&I Department at NTPC. He has 30 years’ experience in power plant C&I engineering and has spearheaded the development of many guidelines, policies, and procedures. He has contributed in the development of intelligent cable engineering and ICS software for which NTPC has the copyright. With his guidance, many new initiatives like digitalization and complete water management have been undertaken. He has authored papers for national and international conferences and is the President-elect of the International Society of Automation (ISA), Delhi Chapter. He holds a B.E in Control & Instrumentation from N.I.T. Surat.
Sivaram has worked in automation in various sectors, including power T&D, power plant automation, and communications. He has considerable experience in distributed systems, SCADA, DCS, and microcontroller applications. He has worked on software for redundancy systems, and managed large projects both in the public sector and private fields. He has nearly forty years of work experience and is a key contributor to the National policy for Industrie 4.0. He is a graduate in Electronics Engineering from IIT-Madras.
Chandrashekar has helped create several industry firsts and cutting-edge software technologies, which have been deployed in Fortune 500/Global 1000 companies worldwide. He is a mentor and advisor to a few startups as well. The company’s TPM-Trak products help manufacturing companies improve their shop-floor productivity and profits. In the last six years, TPM-Trak products have won six major awards, including Siemens, CMTI-PMT, FIE, Economic Times, PC Quest, NASSCOM PEM. Chandrashekar holds a B.E. from Bangalore, and an MS from the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.
For the past 30 years, Dr. Ashok has been working on the LCA project, primarily in the areas of materials development, especially research in smart material applications. He has spearheaded the successful establishment of India's first and only one of three Shape memory Alloy plants in the world. He has won four national level awards, and is the first metallurgist in DRDO to receive the Pathbreaking Research/Technology development award in 2011. His qualifications include: B.E. Metallurgy (IISc), ME Mechanical (IISc), PhD (Delhi), LLb (Bangalore University), MBA (Delhi), DIM, DPM, ADIM.
After completing his graduation in Electrical Engineering from MREC, Jaipur (now MNIT), Vivek worked at Instrumentation Limited, Kota from 1988-2006. He has been with DCM Shriram since December 2006 as Head-Instrumentation for all eight plants at the Kota complex - Power, Fertilizer, Cement, Chlor Alkali, Calcium Carbide, PVC, Fenesta Building Systems, and Shriram Axiall. He was honored with the Distinguished Instrumentation Professional Award-2016, India by ISA (International Society of Automation) in 2016 at the Automation India Week at Mumbai.
Chethan has held this post for the last 10 years, primarily driving world class quality and excellence initiatives across all Kalyani group companies, bringing a high degree of customer centricity in the organization. He has 30 years of experience in various areas such as R&D, engineering, quality assurance, manufacturing operations, operational excellence, and Six Sigma in steel, automotive, and general engineering industries.
He has a B.Tech from NIT Surathkal and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from I.I.Sc, Bangalore.
juwi SEA is a fully owned subsidiary of juwi renewable energies. It is headquartered in Singapore and the geographically distributed team manages engineering activities in the SEA region. Sanoj has worked primarily in development of automation systems and solutions using PLCs and SCADA for the manufacturing industries, including watch manufacturing, auto component manufacturing, and solar PV manufacturing. He was associated with development of the thin film PV manufacturing systems and thereafter in several solar PV installations, design, and maintenance in India and APAC. Sanoj holds a B.E. (Electrical Engineering) from RVCE, Bangalore.
Ace Micromatic is India's leader in real-time manufacturing intelligence products - TPM-Trak. AceMicromatic MIT is part of the AceMicromatic Group, India’s largest manufacturer of high tech CNC machines and automation products. With his rich global experience at large MNCs, Madhusudan brings a global perspective to innovation and product engineering. He holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, and an M.Tech in Computer Engineering from REC Suratkal.
Praful has 11 years of experience in industrial and systems engineering, manufacturing engineering, project management in automotive MNCs and the auto component industry. He holds a B.E. in Production Engineering, and M.Tech from IIT Kharagpur.
Following is the preliminary schedule for the Forum. Times and sessions are subject to change.
Thursday, July 6
|9:30 AM||Welcome Note - ARC Advisory Group|
|9:35 AM||Inauguration - Lighting the Lamp and Photo Session|
|9:45 AM||"Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise"
ARC Advisory Group
|10:15 AM||Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise for Process Industry|
Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise for Discrete Industry
|11:05 AM||Tea and Coffee Break|
|Automation and Enterprise Trends|
Advanced Control Solutions for the Process/Discrete Industry
|12:30 PM||Panel Discussion and Q&A|
|Advancement in Control, Network Strategies, and MES|
|2:00 PM||Industry in Transition: Maximizing Benefits through Control and Information Convergence|
|2:30 PM||Networks for the Industrial Internet of Things|
|3:00 PM||Imagine the Future of Data Using Enterprise Manufacturing Operational Intelligence|
|3:30 PM||Tea and Coffee Break|
|Strategies to Achieve Asset Performance Management|
|4:00 PM||The Intersection of Enterprise Asset Management and Industrial Internet of Things|
|4:30 PM||Minimizing Safety Risks with Asset Performance Management|
|5:00 PM||Leveraging Smart Field Systems to Create Value in Process/Discrete Industries|
|5:50 - 6 PM||Panel Discussion and Q&A|
|6:30 PM||Cocktail Party and Dinner|
Friday, July 7
Keynote Presentations - Industry in Transition: Information Driven Manufacturing
Building the Smart Connected Factory of the Future
|10:00 AM||Cybersecurity - Threats to Industrial Control Systems|
|Strategies to Achieve Operational Excellence|
|10:30 AM||Operational Excellence for Process/Discrete Industry|
|11:00 AM||Tea and Coffee Break|
|11:30 AM||Transformational Innovation: From Concepts to Reality in Process Automation|
|12:00 PM||Analytics in the Age of the Industrial Internet of Things|
|12:30 PM||Panel Discussion and Q&A|
|Enterprise Strategies for Growth|
|2:00 PM||IT/OT - The Organizational Dilemma: Who Controls Automation?|
|2:30 PM||Wireless Control - Where Does It Make Sense?|
|3:00 PM||Predictive Analytics Bring a New Dimension to Situation Awareness|
|3:30 PM||Panel Discussion and Q&A|
|3:45 PM||Vote of Thanks|
|3:50 PM||Tea and Coffee Break|
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The following companies were among those who attended recent India Forums:
Acalmar Oils & Fats
Air Liquide Engineering
Aker Kvaerner Powergas
Altiux Innovations Pvt Ltd
Andhra Pradesh Power
AP Gas Power
Apogee Process Control
Automation Industry Assoc.
Bayer Material Science
Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd
Bharat Petroleum Corp
Bhilai Steel Plant
Bhushan Strips and Steels
Cadila Health Care
Cement Manufacturers' Ass
Chemical Industry Digest
Center for Cellular & Molecular Biology
Central Electricity Authority
Central Power Research Inst.
Chettinad Cement Corp.
Continental Energy Services
Creative Power Engineers
Dasthur & Co
DCM Shriram Ltd
Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory
Director General of Hydrocarbons
Doosan HF Controls
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
ECIL Electronics Corp.
EID Parry India
Electrical and Electronics
Endress and Hauser
Enzen Global Solutions
Essar Oil Ltd
Genting Lanco Power
German Technical Cooperation GTZ
Godrej & Boyce
Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals
Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals
Haldia Petro Chemicals
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
Honeywell Process Solutions
HMT Machine Tools
Indian Cane Power
Indian Oil Corp Mathura
Indian Oil Corp Panipat
Indian Oil Corp Barauni
Indian Oil Corp Baroda
Jasubhai Digital Media
Jindal Steel and Power
Kartapur Cold Storage
KM Sugar Mills
Karnataka Power Corporation
Krishak Bharati Cooperative
L & T
L & T - Heavy Engineering
L & T - S&L
L & T - Valdel
L & T Infotech
L & T Technology Services
M K Raju Consultants
M R F
M.N. Dastur & Company
Mahagenco - Chandrapur
Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals
Masibus Automation & Instrumentation
Mishra Dhatu Nigam
My Home Cement
MY HOME POWER
Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals
National Aluminium Company
National Informatics Center
National Thermal Power Corp
Nava Bharat Ventures
Ncon Turbo Tech
Nuclear Fuel Complex
Praxair India Ltd
Reliance Gas Transportation
Reliance Info Solution
Rolta India Limited
Rourkela Steel Plant
Saipem India Project Svcs
SAP Labs India
Satyam Computer Services
Seshasayee Paper & Boards
Shri Chamundeswari Sugars
Shriram Fertilisers & Chemical
Sierra Controls and Instrumentation
Siemens Information Systems
Sree Rayalaseema Alkalies and Allied Chemicals
Steag Energy Services India
Steel Authority of India
Sun Innovation Systems
Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consulting Engineers
TechNova Imaging Systems
Torrent Power AEC
Vir Rubber Products
Vizag Steel Plant