Presenting ARC's Fifteenth India Forum
Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise

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
Executive Speakers

The following executives will be among those presenting at the Forum.

Andy Chatha, President, ARC Advisory Group

achatha100.jpgAndy 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.

Himanshu Vyas, Sr. Vice President (Technology), Aditya Birla Group

HVyas100.jpgHimanshu 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.

M.S. Niranjan, Director of Engineering, Research and Development, NASSCOM

MSNiranjan100.jpgNiranjan 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.

P.V. Sivaram, President of Automation Industry Association and CEO of B&R Industrial Automation (ABB)

PVSivaram100.jpgSivaram 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 Bharathi, Managing Director and Co-founder, AceMicromatic MIT

CBharathi100.jpgChandrashekar 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.

B Ashok, Deputy Project Director, ADA

BAshok100.jpgFor the past 25 years, Dr. Ashok has been working on an LCA project in ADA.  He has worked primarily in the areas of materials development, especially spearheading 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 several awards including Aeronautical Society of India award for three consecutive years in 1990, 1991, and 1992, as well as the ISAMPE Silver Jubilee award.  He is the first metallurgist in DRDO to receive the Path breaking Research/Technology development in 2011.

Chethan K, Group Director, Quality and Excellence Champion, Kalyani Group of Companies

ChethanK100.jpgChethan 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.

Sanoj James, Head of Engineering, juwi Southeast Asia

SanojJames100.jpgjuwi 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. 

Madhusudan Kestur, Director, Ace Micromatic

MKestur100.jpgAce 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 Kushwaha, Manager of IT Services, Bharat Forge

PKushwaha100.jpgPraful 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.

Agenda

Following is the preliminary schedule for the Forum.  Times and sessions are subject to change.

Thursday, July 6

8:30 AM Registration 
9:30 AM Welcome Note - ARC Advisory Group
9:35 AM Inauguration - Lighting the Lamp and Photo Session
Keynote Presentations
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
10:40 AM
Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise for Discrete Industry
11:05 AM Tea and Coffee Break
Automation and Enterprise Trends
11:30 AM
Automation Challenges
12:00 PM
Advanced Control Solutions for the Process/Discrete Industry
12:30 PM Panel Discussion and Q&A
1:00 PM Lunch
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

8:30 AM Registration
Keynote Presentations - Industry in Transition: Information Driven Manufacturing
9:30 AM
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
1:00 PM Lunch
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

 

Location

The Forum is held at the Le Meridien Bangalore.

Le Meridien Bangalore
28 Sankey Road
PB No 174
Bangalore, Karnataka 560 052
India
Tel: + 91 80 2226 2233
lemeridien.com/bangalore

Attendees should make their own hotel reservations by contacting reservations@lemeridien-bangalore.com.

Speaker Opportunities

For information on nominating a speaker for the forum, please visit our Speaking Opportunities page or contact Ganapathiraman G. at ramang@arcweb.com or +91-80-2554 7114.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ganapathiraman G. at ramang@arcweb.com or +91-80-2554 7114.

Previous Attendees

The following companies were among those who attended recent India Forums:

ABB
Abhijeet Industries
Acalmar Oils & Fats
ACC
Accenture India
Ace Designers
Ace Micromatic
ADA
Adani Group
Aditya Birla
AIA
Air Liquide Engineering
Aker Kvaerner Powergas
Altiux Innovations Pvt Ltd
Ametek
Andhra Pradesh Power
AP Gas Power
APERC
APGENCO
Apogee Process Control
APTRANSCO
Aquatherm Engineering
Ascent Intellimation
Aspentech India
Associated Capsules
AstraZeneca
Aurobindo Pharma
Automation Industry Assoc.
Avadooth Automation
Avant-Garde
Axcend Automation
B&R Automation
Bajaj Hindustan
Ballarpur Industries
Barry Wehmiller
Bayer CropScience
Bayer Material Science
BDMA
Beijing Hollysys
Bentley Systems
Bharat Aluminium
Bharat Bijlee
Bharat Forge
Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd
Bharat Petroleum Corp
BHEL
Bhilai Steel Plant
Bhushan Strips and Steels
Binani Industries
Biocon
Bizworth India
Boeing
Bongaigaon Refinery
Bosch
Cache Technologies
Cadbury India
Cadila Health Care
Candem Technologies
CD Controls
Cement Manufacturers' Ass
Chemical Industry Digest
Center for Cellular & Molecular Biology
Central Electricity Authority
Central Power Research Inst.
Chennai Petroleum
Chettinad Cement Corp.
Chitale Dairy
CII
Cisco India
CLPA
Conceptia
Continental Energy Services
Control Infotech
Cotmach Electronics
Creative Power Engineers
Cyient
Danfoss
Dasthur & Co
DCL
DCM Shriram Ltd
DCPL
Deepak Fertilisers
Deepak Nitrite
Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory
DFM Systems
Director General of Hydrocarbons
Doosan HF Controls
Dow Corning
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
DRDL
DuPont Engineering
ECIL Electronics Corp.
EID Parry India
El Forge
Electrical and Electronics
Emerson
Endress and Hauser
Engineers India
Enzen Global Solutions
Essar Chemical
Essar Constructions

Essar Oil Ltd
Excel Consultancy
FCRI
FDT Group
FLSmidth
GE Energy
GE IP
Genting Lanco Power
German Technical Cooperation GTZ
Gland Pharma
GNFC
Godrej & Boyce
Grasim Nagda
Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals
Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals
Haldia Petro Chemicals
Happiest Minds
Hanuman Automation
Heidelberg Cements
Hi Rel
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
Hindustan Lever
Honeywell
Honeywell Process Solutions
Hindustan Petroleum
HMT Machine Tools
IBM
ICB Technimont
IIIT-Bangalore
Indian Cane Power
Industry 2.0
Infosys
Invensys
Indian Oil Corp Mathura
Indian Oil Corp Panipat
Indian Oil Corp Barauni
Indian Oil Corp Baroda
ISA
Ispat Industries
ISRO
ITC Bhadrachalam
ITI Ltd
Jacobs
Jasubhai Digital Media
Jindal Stainless
Jindal Steel and Power
Jost's Engineering
Jubilant Organosys
Kartapur Cold Storage
Kaspersky
Kemotheraptik Drugs
Keshav Power
KM Sugar Mills
Karnataka Power Corporation
Kochin Refineries
Kribhco, Surat
Krishak Bharati Cooperative
L & T
L & T - Heavy Engineering
L & T - S&L
L & T - Valdel
L & T Infotech
L & T Technology Services
LANCO Infratech
LMW
M K Raju Consultants
M R F
M.N. Dastur & Company
Mahagenco - Chandrapur
MALCO
Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals
Masibus Automation & Instrumentation
Mecgale Pneumatics
MECON
MEIPL
Meridium
Metso Automation
Mishra Dhatu Nigam
Mitcon
Mitsubishi Electric
My Home Cement
MY HOME POWER
Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals
NASSCOM
Natco Pharma
National Aluminium Company
National Informatics Center
National Thermal Power Corp
Nava Bharat Ventures
Ncon Turbo Tech
Nestle India
NMCC
NMDC
Noida Power
Nuclear Fuel Complex
Nutech Engineers
Oil India
ONGC

Oracle
Orient Cement
OSIsoft
Paradeep Phosphates
PCSchematic
Pepperl+Fuchs
Pfizer
Pidilite Industries
Piramal Enterprises
Ponni Sugars
Praj Industries
Praxair India Ltd
Pro-face India
Pyrotek
Qualitas technologies
Raptron Semiconductors
RCF
Reliance Energy
Reliance Gas Transportation
Reliance Industries
Reliance Info Solution
Rockwell Automation
Rolta India Limited
Rourkela Steel Plant
Saipem India Project Svcs
Salem Steel
Sampoorna
Sandoz
Sangfroid Pharma
Sanghi Sez
SAP Labs India
Sarla Technologies
Satyam Computer Services
Schaeffler
Schenectady Herdillia
Schneider Electric
SEARCH
Selerant
Servilink Systems
Seshasayee Paper & Boards
Shakkthi Precision
Shri Chamundeswari Sugars
Shriram Fertilisers & Chemical
Siemens
Sierra Controls and Instrumentation
Siemens Information Systems
SIETC
SM Labs
SMS Pharma
SPB Consultants
Sree Rayalaseema Alkalies and Allied Chemicals
Steag Energy Services India
Steel Authority of India
STQC
Strides Arcolab
Sun Innovation Systems
Sunlux Technologies
Sunvik Steels
Supcon
Surfacoats
Synchrono
Syspro
TANGEDCO
Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consulting Engineers
Tata Elxsi
Tata Motors
Tata Power
Tata Projects
Tata Steel
Tata Technologies
TB Woods
TE Connectivity
Tech Mahindra
TechNova Imaging Systems
Torrent Power AEC
Ugar Sugars
UGS India
United Phosphorous
US Pharmacopia
Usha Martin
Uthunga Technologies
Vacon
Valdel Corporation
Varroc Engineering
Vasavdatta Cement
Vega
Vir Rubber Products
Vishay Components
Vizag Steel Plant
Volvo
VPS
VVF
Wintech
Wipro
Yantra Automation
Yokogawa