June 20, 2023 - Tokyo, Japan | July 12-13, 2023 - Bangalore, India
June 20, 2023 - Tokyo, Japan (Japanese)
July 12-13, 2023 - Bangalore, India (English)
September 1 - 30, 2023 - Session Videos and Virtual Exhibition Hall Available Online
Join us at the ARC Industry Forum Asia to speed up your digitalization and sustainability initiatives with strategies and stories from the digital front lines.
We need to act fast. Despite progress, digital transformation is still very much a work-in-progress in industrial companies. Yet, the next wave of disruption is already cresting into industrial markets that are still dealing with pandemic-induced supply chain fragility and workforce shortages, exacerbated by global geopolitical conflict that we thought was a thing of the past. This next one ― climate change ― might be the biggest disruptor of them all. We are in a critical time of action.
Energy transition and sustainability are now being woven into the core business strategies of industrial companies, who now have the mandate and opportunity to tackle environmental and social challenges. Companies that are more advanced in their digital journeys are already integrating sustainability and energy transition initiatives, together with competitive excellence, resilience and agility, and workforce goals, into a comprehensive strategy driving towards becoming a focused, integrated, digital organization.
Technologies like digital twin, cloud, machine learning, edge computing, IoT, cybersecurity technology, additive manufacturing, augmented reality, 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. ESG, governance and compliance, workforce and skills, customer-centricity, competitive excellence, servitization, and change management all need management attention. Executives charged with driving transformation are seizing this moment to innovate and deliver real value. Call it digital transformation, smart manufacturing, or Industry 4.0, industrial companies are driving to innovate, transform, and accelerate the future.
Is your company on track to becoming a focused, integrated, digital organization?
Join us at the Annual ARC Industry Forum Asia to learn more about how transforming factories, plants, 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 to prepare for the future.
- 21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT, and ET Converge
- AI and Machine Learning
- Asset Performance Management
- Automation Innovations
- Digital Twins and Connected Smart Machines
- Digital Workforce and Culture
- Energy Transition and Sustainability
- Industrial Cybersecurity
- Industrial IoT Platforms, Edge Infrastructure, and End Devices
- MES End User Success Stories
- Smart Infrastructure
Tokyo In-Person Event Agenda
Following is the schedule for the Tokyo Forum sessions. All times are Japan time. Presentations will be made in both Japanese and English (full interpretation services are available).
Tuesday, June 20 - Tokyo, Japan
|Track 1||Track 2|
|9:40 - 10:20 AM||Keynote Presentations: Digital Transformation and Sustainability|
|10:30 AM - 12 PM||Plant Data Management and AI/ML Utilization||Digital Twin and Predictive Maintenance with Robotics|
|12:30 - 1 PM||Lunch Session with Q&A|
|1:20 - 2:50 PM||Workshops||Workshops|
|3:10 - 3:30 PM||ARC Presentations|
|3:40 - 5 PM||SICE-ARC Panel Discussions|
|5:10 - 6:40 PM||Reception|
Bangalore In-Person Event Agenda
Following is the schedule for the Bangalore Forum sessions. All times are India Standard Time (IST). Presentations will be made in English.
Wednesday, July 12
|9:30 AM||Welcome Note by ARC Advisory Group|
|9:35 AM||Inauguration - Eco-friendly watering a plant along with Group Photo with all sponsors|
|9:45 AM||“Digital Transformation Growing Pains” |
Ganapathiraman, VP & GM, ARC Advisory Group
“Realizing Value through Open Process Automation”
“OPA Testbed - Inroad to Capability Building”
|10:30 AM||“Digital Transformation is Helping in Meeting ESG Goals” |
Vivek Gupta, Joint Vice President and Head of Instrument & Digital, DCM Shriram Limited
|11:00 AM||Tea/Coffee Break|
|Digital Transformation and Sustainability Initiatives (Part 1)|
|11:30 AM||“AI@Edge” |
Vikas Manoria, Head, Regional Product Management, Factory Automation, Digital Industries, Siemens Limited
|11:50 AM||“Integrated Instrumentation System for Sustainable and Innovative Mobility Solutions” |
Aniket Pratap, Senior Manager Fuel Cell Systems, Reliance Industries
Mihir Shah, Business Development Manager, Emerson will be part of panel.
|12:10 PM||“Digital Transformation Consulting for Industries” |
Nitin Soni, Certified Smart Industry Assessor, DX Solutions Consultant
Sumit Srivastava, Vice President & Head of Digital Solutions, Yokogawa will be part of panel.
|12:30 PM||Panel Discussion and Q&A |
Moderators with Speakers/Panelists
|Digital Transformation and Sustainability Initiatives (Part 2)|
|2:00 PM||“Reducing Environmental Impact with ABB's Advanced Digital Solutions” |
Krishna Kumar, Sales Director for AMEA region, Digital Business, ABB Process Industries
|2:20 PM||“Repurpose and Revitalize Your Digital Landscape: A Path to Transformation and Decarbonization” |
Satyendra Dubey, Principal Consultant, Value Chain Optimization, APAC, AVEVA
|2:40 PM||“Improving gH2 Business Value Chain” |
Kirankumar Vyas, Head of Business Development, Process Automation India and Pulak Upadhyay, General Manager, Digital Consulting, Process Automation India, Schneider Electric
|3:00 PM||Panel Discussion and Q&A |
Moderators with Speakers/Panelists
|3:30 PM||Tea/Coffee Break|
|Advances in Automation: Architectures, Networks, Standards|
|4:00 PM||“Advanced Physical Layer (APL) Deployment Make Connection Easier” |
Jainendrasinh Shivgulam Thakur, Deputy General Manager Instrumentation, RAMKY Group
Jack Li, CEO of SUPCON Singapore will be part of the panel.
|4:20 PM||“Achieving RRR through Interoperable Standards & Architectures” |
Divyang Shah, Group Lead, Reliance Industries Ltd.
Dinesh Thukaram, Senior Vice President Industrial Solutions, Utthunga
Praveen Kumar Singh, Chief OPC Solutions Architect, Utthunga
|4:40 PM||“Digitalization - Transformation Using OPC UA” |
Samrat Bhattacharjee, Head of Research, Sustainable Automation Research India and Rajkiran Patil, Director Measurement Intelligence, Siemens. Site Leader – OPC Hub India
|5:00 PM||Panel Discussion and Q&A |
Moderators with Speakers/Panelists
|5:30 PM||Networking with Delegates|
|6:30 PM||Cocktail Party and Dinner|
Thursday, July 13
|Industrial AI and Analytics|
|9:30 AM||“Integration of Circular Economy Principles into Procurement Decisions and Logistics Processes” |
Anup Dubey, Senior Analytics Practice Lead, Group Data & Analytics, Aditya Birla Management Corporation Ltd.
|9:50 AM||“Driving Business Outcomes with Industrial AI at Scale” |
Rajesh Ramachandran, Global Chief Digital Officer & Managing Director, ABB
|10:10 AM||“How Analytics & AI Powered Digital Transformation Has Helped Them to Achieve Sustainability & Profitability in Manufacturing” |
Rajesh Lande, Senior General Manager, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Group
Ganesh H Iyer, Chief Technology Officer, Knowledge Lens: A Rockwell Automation Company will be part of the panel.
|10:30 AM||Panel Discussion and Q&A |
Moderators with Speakers/Panelists
|11:00 AM||Tea Break|
|Advanced Automation Enhancing Operational Excellence|
|11:30 AM||“Automatic Manifold System for Base Oil Transfer” |
S.N. Vijayakumar, Chief General Manager (Lube Complex), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Chennai
Sachin Bhogale, Senior Manager Sales, Emerson will be part of panel
|11:50 AM||“OT Cybersecurity - Circumvent the Challenges of OT Cybersecurity in Legacy Systems” |
Vivek Roy, Head Digital Connectivity & Power, Process Automation, Digital industries, Siemens Limited
|12:10 PM||“Wireless Sensors for Industrial IoT Solutions” |
Mr. Ajoy Kumar, General Manager Product Sales & Marketing, Yokogawa
|12:30 PM||Panel Discussion and Q&A |
Moderators with Speakers/Panelists
|OPA Ecosystem Development|
|2:00 PM||“Future of Process Automation” |
Sunita Devi, Group Lead, Open Process Automation, Reliance Industries Ltd.
OPA Ecosystems Partners Presentations:
“Implementing Secure by Design in an OPA System”
“O-PAS Architecture in Harsh & Hazardous Areas”
“PLC NEXT - OPAS Open Process Automation System (OPAS)”
“Creating OPA Aligned Products at Scale for the Industry”
|2:45 PM||Panel Discussion and Q&A |
Moderators with Speakers/Panelists
|Plant Asset Management Advances / Enabling the Energy Transition|
|3:00 PM||"Automation and Remote Monitoring Trends in Solar PV Power Plants” |
Ms. DS Latha, Discipline Head, Power Business Unit - Instrumentation and Controls, Tata Consulting Engineers Limited
|3:20 PM||“Digital Transformation from a Utility Perspective” |
Soumyajit Mukherjee, AGM NTPC and Sarangapani, GM NTPC
|3:40 PM||“Digital Disruption and Application of Emerging Technologies in the Power Industry” |
Sanjeev Kumar Mishra, Senior Manager E&I Maintenance, JSW Energy Ltd
|4:00 PM||Panel Discussion and Q&A |
Moderators with Speakers
|4:15 PM||Vote of Thanks|
The following executives are among the speakers at the Forum.
Group Technical Authority, Instrument & Control
Sharul Rashid has more than 30 years of experience in handling instrumentation and control issues in oil & gas, gas liquefaction, and petrochemical plants including pipeline transmission network. He advises not only within his Group Technical Solutions but also Petronas-wide on plant instrumentation and control issues. He is involved as an instrumentation expert in many key Petronas projects, including the Kertih Compressor Station, Peninsular Gas Utilization metering stations, and MLNG Satu Rejuvenation and MLNG Dua Debottlenecking. Sharul is a Steering Committee (SC) member for JIP33 (IOGP), Vice-Chair Instrument Automation Standards Sub-Committee (IOGP) and Vice-Chair ISAGCA (ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance) and “Expert” ISA IEC 62443 Certification in Cybersecurity. Sharul is Co-chair of Certification Working Group (CWG) of OPAF (Open Process Automation Forum).
General Manager, Digital & Data Science Innovation Dept.
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
Shogo Kaneko is a leader in promoting company-wide Digital Transformation (DX) projects and value creation activities through data utilization, and has been in his current position since 2019. After obtaining a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, he joined Sumitomo Chemical in 2003, where his career started in production technology and process development as a process engineer. After a 13-year-experience in production sites, and then moving to the head office, he promoted DX activities in the manufacturing factory for the next three years from 2016.
Group Lead, Open Process Automation
Reliance Industries Ltd.
Sunita Devi has more than 16 years of experience in the refinery and petrochemical industry and has worked extensively on commissioning and lifecycle management of DCS & SIS at RIL-Jamnagar Manufacturing Division. She is a TUV certified functional Safety professional and subject matter expert for Control System Reliability and Foundation Fieldbus technology at RIL. Her area of interests are ICS reliability and cybersecurity, OPC-UA, virtualization, Fieldbus technology, and IIOT. Sunita holds a B. Tech. in Electronics and Instrumentation.
General Manager, DX Office, Company Strategy General Div., Chemicals Company
Tetsu Honjo was involved in maintenance, construction, and operation management as an instrumentation/control system engineer at the domestic and overseas production plants of AGC Chemicals Company, and later took charge of management and corporate strategy operations, including plant managers of production plants and the Strategic Planning Office of Corporate Planning Department of AGC. In 2017, he established a planning and execution organization for the realization of smart factories through the use of digital technology in AGC Chemicals Company, and in 2019, he launched the Digital Transformation Office to lead the planning and execution of various projects for the use of digital technology and information.
Technology Acquisition Advisor, Strategic Planning
ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering
Mohan Kalyanaraman holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and an MBA and has 26 years of experience in catalysis, commercialization, and business development. He is currently a technology acquisition advisor for ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Company and serves as the Marketing and Outreach co-chair for the Open Process Automation Forum.
Division Director, Production Technology Div.
ENEOS Materials Corporation
After joining JSR Corporation in 1998, Masataka Masutani has provided his expertise in the areas of process development, plant design, and manufacturing staff. Since 2011, he has been in charge of plant operations as the production engineering team leader and then, the production engineering manager. Since 2016, he has been involved in smart manufacturing that incorporates drones and AI into chemical plants. On April 1, 2022, as ENEOS Corporation completed the acquisition of JSR's elastomer business, he transferred to ENEOS Materials Corporation, which ENEOS established to succeed JSR's elastomer business, and served as the division director of production technology division.
Joint Vice President and Head of Instrument & Digital
DCM Shriram Limited
Vivek Gupta has over 33 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. He is responsible for automation and digitalization of power plant, fertilizer plant, chlor alkali plant, PVC plant, calcium carbide plant, and Fenesta Building Systems. Vivek has completed the HARVARD Manage Mentor course, attended Leadership Effectiveness Program from IIM-Bangalore, and a Leadership program arranged by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations, India. 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, USA and the ISA-Delhi, and a member of Working Group of CII for Smart Manufacturing. Vivek holds a B.E (Electrical) from MNIT, Jaipur.
Group Manager, MI Technology Group, Digital Research Center, Central Technical Research Laboratory
After joining ENEOS Corporation in 2002, Hideki Ono was engaged in R&D of petroleum refining catalysts, separation materials, and battery materials, as well as new process development, etc. In 2018, he moved to work utilizing digital technologies such as simulation, participating in the joint research and commercialization of an AI simulator with Preferred Networks, Inc. In 2021, he was transferred to Preferred Computational Chemistry, a joint venture with Preferred Networks, to engage in business start-up and sales, before assuming his current position in April 2022.
Latha D S
Discipline Head, Power Business Unit - Instrumentation and Controls
Tata Consulting Engineers Limited
Latha began her career with a brief stint as a Lecturer; subsequently joined John Brown Engineering (P) Limited; and in 2004 she joined TCE. In her present role she is responsible for improvization in utilization of existing technologies, adopting emerging technologies and driving design innovations. She has over 30 years of industry experience in field instrumentation and control systems engineering. Latha has worked on many firsts, such as implementation of TMR SIL control system for petrochemical industry, HAZOP and FMEA for power plants. She represents TCE at various sectional committees of Bureau of Indian Standards as a member. Latha holds a B.E. (Instrumentation and Controls) from Bangalore University, Karnataka, India.
General Manager & HOD (Station Engg. & R&M)
NTPC Nava Raipur
Sarangapani has about 32 years of experience in the power sector, both in engineering as well as in O&M areas. He was head of maintenance at India’s first ultra-supercritical station, Khargone. His focus areas are HMI engineering, cybersecurity, advanced process control, digital asset management, IIoT and Industry 4.0. Sarangapani was a topic leader and the only team member from India for preparation of IEC 62443-2-4 standard for Cybersecurity of Industrial Automation Systems. He spearheaded a project for remote operation of a hydro power station and also led the Digital Transformation team and prepared a digital roadmap. He holds a B.E (Control & Instrumentation) from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, M.Tech in Computer Science, IETE & also an alumnus of IIM, Lucknow.
The Tokyo Forum is held at KFC Hall & Rooms.
KFC Hall & Rooms
Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015
The Bangalore Forum is held at Radisson Blu Hotel.
Radisson Blu Hotel
1 Palace Road
1 800 1080 333
The following companies have attended previous ARC Forums.
ABB Bailey Japan
Acalmar Oils & Fats
Air Liquide Engineering
Ajinomoto Co. (Thailand) Ltd.
Aker Kvaerner Powergas
Amazon Web Services
Andhra Pradesh Power
AP Gas Power
Apogee Process Control
Asia Pulp and Paper
Astasoft Sdn Bhd
Automation News Company
Automation Industry Assoc.
Basell Polyolefins India
Bayer Material Science
Beijing ForceCon Technology
Beng Hui Marine Electrical
Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd
Bharat Petroleum Corp
Bhilai Steel Plant
Bhushan Strips and Steels
Business & Technology Daily News
Cadila Health Care
Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração
CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)
Cement Manufacturers' Assoc.
Center for Cellular & Molecular Biology
Central Electricity Authority
Central Power Research Inst.
Cenviro Sdn Bhd
Chang Chun Chemical (Jiangsu)
Chemical Industry Digest
Chettinad Cement Corp.
Collaborative Systems Integration
Continental Energy Services
Covestro Polymers (China)
Creative Power Engineers
Daihachi Chemical Industry
Dasthur & Co
DCM Shriram Ltd
Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory
Deloitte Tohmatsu Risk Service
Dikabatas Sdn. Bhd.
Director General of Hydrocarbons
Doosan HF Controls
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Dynam Electro Controls
ECIL Electronics Corp.
EID Parry India
Electrical and Electronics
Endress and Hauser
Enzen Global Solutions
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
FieldComm Group Japan
Finolex Industries Ltd
Fortinet Security Network (Thailand)
Geely Technology Group
Genting Lanco Power
German Technical Cooperation
Godavari Biorefineries Ltd
Godrej & Boyce
Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals
Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals
Haldia Petro Chemicals
Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
Heavy & Chemical Ind. News Agency
Hitachi High-Tech Solutions
Indian Cane Power
Indian Oil Corp
Industry Control Solution Lab
Iwai Kikai Kogyo
j5 Japan Co
Japan Electric Measuring Instruments Manufacturers Assoc (JEMIMA)
Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association (JEMA)
Japan Robot Association (JARA)
Jasubhai Digital Media
Jindal Steel and Power
JP Steel Plantech
JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy
Kalbe Morinaga Indonesia
Kanazawa Engineering Systems
Kansai Coke and Chemicals
Karnataka Power Corporation
Kartapur Cold Storage
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
KM Sugar Mills
Kogyo Gijutsu Sha
Krishak Bharati Cooperative
Kuraray Co., Ltd.
Kyushu Electric Power
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
META Engineering Technology
MHPS Control Systems
Minconsult Sdn Bhd
Mishra Dhatu Nigam
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
Mitsui E&S Engineering
MK HQ External Affairs & Tech.
Morinaga Milk Industry
Motoyama Engineering Works
My Home Cement
My Home Power
Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals
Nagoya Institute of Technology
National Aluminium Company
National Informatics Center
National Thermal Power Corp
Nava Bharat Ventures
Navin Fluorine International
Ncon Turbo Tech
Nippon Paper Industries
Nippon Sheet Glass
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone
Nomura Research Institute
NPO 3D-CAD Engineers' Association
Nuclear Fuel Complex
Ontime Engineering and Services
OQ Refineries and Petrochemicals
Osaka Gas Chemicals
Osaka International Refining Co
Osaka University and Kobe University
Petroliam Nasional Berhad
PIvot Engineering Services
Porton Pharma Solution
Praxair India Ltd
Progressive Safety Equipment
PT Kalbe Morinaga Indonesia
PT Kaltim Prima Coal
PT Pertamina Hulu Kalimantan Timur
Reliance Gas Transportation
Reliance Info Solution
Rolta India Limited
Rourkela Steel Plant
Rovisys Asia Company
Saipem India Project Svcs
Sakata Inx Corp.
SAP Labs India
Satyam Computer Services
Seshasayee Paper & Boards
Shell Chemical Seraya
Showa Shell Sekiyu
Shri Chamundeswari Sugars
Shriram Fertilisers & Chemical
Sierra Controls and Instrumentation
Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Southern Petrochemical Industries
Sree Rayalaseema Alkalies and Allied Chemicals
Steag Energy Services India
Steel Authority of India
Sumitomo Heavy Industries
Sun Innovation Systems
Sunpower Phillipines Mfg.
Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consulting Engineers
TechNova Imaging Systems
The Chemical Daily
The Heavy & Chemical Industry News Agency
The Polyolefin Company
Tiara Vibrasindo Pratama
Tokyo Denki Sangyo
Tokyo Electron Device
Toshiba Digital Solutions
Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems
Tri Alpha Kuasa
TXOne Networks Japan
UEZUMI T&A ORG
Vir Rubber Products
Vivix Vidros Planos
Vizag Steel Plant
Waterfall Security Solutions
West Bengal Power Development
Yashima Export & Import
Yokogawa Solution Service