September 8-9, 2020 - Online
The current situation with the coronavirus has led us to re-invent our Forum in India and offer it to you this year as a Virtual Forum. There is a feeling of solidarity in the industry right now that if we are creative and flexible, we can beat this disruption and minimize its impact on our lives and our business!
Disruptive new technologies and methodologies have already gained a foothold in most organizations. Cloud, Machine Learning, Edge Computing, IoT, Cybersecurity Best Practices, Additive Manufacturing, Augmented Reality, DevOps, and more are enabling new business processes and obscuring traditional functional boundaries. OT, IT, and ET teams are growing their skills and capabilities and transforming real-time operations. Executives charged with driving transformation are seizing this moment to innovate and deliver real value. By using data, digital technologies, and machine learning, organizations can ask questions about their interactions with customers, then map those learnings back to how assets are deployed and managed in operations. They can optimize their business, respond quickly to customer needs and market trends, and improve profitability and shareholder value.
Everything is becoming more connected and intelligent. Streetlights, cars, gas turbines, and thermostats stream data. Buildings, refineries, oil platforms, mines, and wind turbines are optimizing asset and operating performance. Parking meters and distributed power grids deliver value to both consumers and operators. Design software can link to additive machines to print parts directly. And it's only the beginning.
How will disruptive technologies change existing products, plants, and cities? Can cybersecurity threats be overcome? How will machine learning, artificial intelligence, and open source solutions transform operations? How will a digitally-enhanced workforce stem the loss of tribal knowledge? How do connected products create opportunities in aftermarket services? What steps can organizations take to foster innovative thinking?
There are countless ways to conduct your digital transformation journey, many technologies and suppliers to evaluate, and endless choices to make along the way. Embedded systems, networks, software platforms, augmented reality, and machine learning may play a role as you begin to improve uptime, optimize operating performance, enhance service, and re-think business models.
Join us at ARC’s Eighteenth India Forum to learn more about how digitalizing factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike. Discover what your peers and industry leaders are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys.
Following is the schedule for the Forum.
Tuesday September 8
|9:50 AM||Welcome Note, Introduction of Sponsors and Agenda
G. Ganapathiraman, GM & VP, ARC Advisory Group
|10:00 AM||"Open Architecture in ICS – Open Process Automation Forum’s Story"
Divyang Shah, Group Lead, Instrument Reliability in Center of Excellence, Instrument Department, Reliance Industries Limited
|10:30 AM||"Improving Resilience of Industrial, Infrastructure, and City Assets"
Anne Marie Walters, Global Marketing Director, Bentley Systems
“Building a Self-reliant Digital Enterprise”
Bireswar Roy, Head Industry Services, Digital Industries, Siemens
Keynote Presentations, continued
“Digital Twin Applications in Hydrocarbon Processing Industry”
Vikas Deshmukh, Vice President, Technology Center of Excellence, Reliance Industries Limited
“Digital Transformation Overview”
G. Ganapathiraman, VP & GM, ARC Advisory Group
|12:30 PM||“How the Corona Virus Impacts Everything"
Florian Güldner, Director of Research, ARC Advisory Group
|1:00 PM||Lunch Break|
Future Architectures, Digital Transformation Initiatives
|2:00 PM||"Future Automation Architectures (Cloud, Edge, Virtualization, MTP)"
David Humphrey, Research Director, ARC Advisory Group
|2:30 PM||"The 'Human' Element of Digital Implementation; Lessons Learned from Implementing Digital Solutions in Power Stations"
Pete Saddington, Business Development Enerlytics, Uniper
|3:00 PM||"Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation"
Dharmender Singhal, Head of Technology Digitalization Department, GSU Technology, Haldor Topsoe India
Going Digital – The Indian Scenario
|3:30 PM||"IIoT and Industry 4.0 – India Context"
Madhusudan Kestur, Director, Ace Micromatic MIT
|4:00 PM||"India Economic Scenario"
Rajkumar Paira, Senior Analyst, ARC Advisory Group
|4:30 PM||Close for the Day|
Wednesday, September 9
Digital Strategies to Achieve Operational Excellence and Cybersecurity
|9:50 AM||Introduction of Agenda for Day 2
G. Ganapathiraman, GM & VP, ARC Advisory Group
"State of Enterprise AI Adoption in India"
Achyuta Ghosh, Head of Research, NASSCOM
|10:30 AM||"Industrial Control System (ICS) Cyber Attack – Kill Chain Based Analysis"
Palaniappan Kannan, Consultant, Petroleum Development Oman
|11:00 AM||"Operational Excellence for Discrete Industry"
Amit Shrivastava, Director, Business Development - Digital Twin Solutions, Bentley Systems
Industrial Applications for Block Chain and Process Safety
|11:30 PM||"Safety in Process Industries-Current Scenario Due to Covid-19 and Digital Transformation Initiatives"
Vivek Gupta, Assistant Vice President & Head Instrumentation, DCM Shriram Limited
|12:00 PM||"Industrial Applications for Blockchain"
Ralph Rio, Vice President, Enterprise Software, ARC Advisory Group
|12:30 PM||Lunch Break|
Enterprise Strategies for Growth and End User Experiences
|2:00 PM||"Continue Safe Operation as Competence Declines Against a Changing Operation"
Pete Davies, Sr. Vice President of Digital Engineering Solutions, Uniper
|2:30 PM||"SARTHI (Solution for Asset Reliability Tracking & Health Indexing): In House Developed Digital Asset Management at Khargone"
R. Sarangapani, General Manager Maintenance, Khargone Super Thermal Power Project, NTPC
A. K. Goswami, Executive Director, NKSTPP, NTPC
|3:00 PM||"Digitalisation in Tata Steel"
Gaurav Saran, Sr. Manager, IT, Raw Material and Iron Making Technology Group, Tata Steel
|3:30 PM||"Digital Transformation in Process Industries - Unique Challenges and Proposed Approach"
Himanshu Joshi, Head Industry 4.0 Practice, Tata Consulting Engineers
|4:00 PM||"Smart City Planning Using the IEEE Smart City Planning and Technology Guide"
Jim Frazer, Vice President, Infrastructure and Smart Cities, ARC Advisory Group
|4:30 PM||Vote of Thanks and Close the Event|
The following executives are among those speaking at the Forum.
Assistant Vice President & Head of Instrumentation
DCM Shriram Limited
Vivek has over thirty-two years of experience in the field of Control & Instrumentation (C&I). From 1988-2006 he worked with Instrumentation Limited. Since 2006 he has been with DCM Shriram Limited at Kota, Rajasthan, and is now the Assistant Vice President & Head of Instrumentation and Team Lead for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). He has attended national and international conferences and authored many articles. In 2016 he was awarded Distinguished Instrumentation Professional under District 14 of ISA. Vivek is currently a member of the Steering Committee of ARC’s Digital Transformation Council.
Vice President, Technology Center of Excellence
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)
Vikas has 26 years of experience in the hydrocarbon industry in various functions such as operations, technical services, process automation, and control. At RIL Vikas is involved in various new initiatives like immersive training simulators, data reconciliation, digital twin; and is also responsible for technology strategy, business process governance, managing various technology engagements, competency assurance, and sustainability initiatives. Vikas holds a degree in Petrochemical Engineering and an MBA and a PG diploma in Supply Chain Management.
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
Karnataka Power Corporation
Kartapur Cold Storage
KM Sugar Mills
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