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Thursday, September 26

9:15am PDT

Welcome Address: Inaugural
Opening Address: Ajay Prabhu, COO – QuEST Global and Chair, NASSCOM Engineering Council

Welcome Address: KS Viswanathan, Vice President, Industry Initiatives, NASSCOM

Closing Address: Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Govt of Karnataka               

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Ajay Prabhu

COO, Quest Global
Dr. Ajay Prabhu is QuEST Global’s Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Ajay drives Global Delivery and Operations. His commitment to operational excellence and people development has fueled QuEST’s Growth from 250 employees in 2002 (when he joined QuEST) to its present workforce of... Read More →
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Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy

Additional Chief Secretary, Department of IT, Bt and S&T, Government of Karnataka

Thursday September 26, 2019 9:15am - 9:50am PDT
Grand Ballroom

9:50am PDT

What not to Miss at the conference
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Karthikeyan Natarajan

Senior VP & Global Head - Integrated Engineering Solutions, Tech Mahindra

Thursday September 26, 2019 9:50am - 10:00am PDT
Grand Ballroom

10:00am PDT

Session I: Opening Keynote: Emergence of India as an Innovation Hub
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Dr. Tessy Thomas


Thursday September 26, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Grand Ballroom

10:30am PDT

Session II: The Leader’s Talk: Together Towards Tomorrow: Co-Creating a USD 100 Billion Industry by 2025
As digitization is rapidly transforming business models and industries, co-creating with various industry stakeholders will be vital for creating and delivering value. This session would focus on key factors essential for building a cohesive ecosystem of all stakeholders, including – the traditional organizations, large OEMs, disruptors & start-ups, regulators, etc.

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Debjani Ghosh

President, NASSCOM

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Karl Weiss

Vice President, Caterpillar, Inc.
K.E. (Karl) Weiss is a Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Innovation & Technology Development Division. ; ; Since joining Caterpillar in 1992, he has had various assignments within product development at Caterpillar’s Decatur... Read More →
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Aravind Melligeri

CEO, Aequs
Aravind Melligeri, Chairman & CEO of Aequs, creating long-term value through innovative strategies is a relentless, lifelong pursuit. In 2009, Aravind set up the first-of-its-kind, integrated ecosystem for aerospace component manufacturing in India. Today, the group generates about... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Grand Ballroom

11:15am PDT

Networking over Tea & Coffee
Thursday September 26, 2019 11:15am - 11:45am PDT
Pre-Conference Area

11:45am PDT

Session III: Panel Discussion: Workforce 4.0: A building block for an effective Eco-System
Tech-driven automation and digitalization across industries is contributing to a demand for upgradation of job skills. To keep up with the pace of digital transformation, industries are focusing on efficient resource management and upgradation of human capital. In this session, we aim to uncover the requisites for building workforce of the future to drive Industry 4.0.

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Karthikeyan Natarajan

Senior VP & Global Head - Integrated Engineering Solutions, Tech Mahindra

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Supria Dhanda

Vice President and Country Manager, Western Digital India
Supria Dhanda is Vice President and Country Manager of Western Digital India. She leads India’s strategic charter and its expansion, key customer relationships, government relations , sustained growth of Research and Development capability, and serves as a spokesperson for the corporate... Read More →
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Divya Nanavaty

Head, India Knowledge Center, United Airlines
Divya is an experienced Aviation professional with over 20 years of International experience in Finance, Operations and Network Planning  
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R. K. Shenoy

Senior Vice President Embedded Solutions, Robert Bosch Engineering

Thursday September 26, 2019 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

12:30pm PDT

Session IV: Short Talk: Moving from Trend Watching to Trend Setting
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Sri Krishnan

SVP, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions
SriKrishna is the Head Business Unit Innovation& Incubation at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business SolutionsInnovations based on upcoming technologies, Incubating Business Domains Healthcare, AeroSpace & Agri.Corporate Research & Center for Artificial intelligence

Thursday September 26, 2019 12:30pm - 12:50pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

12:50pm PDT

Networking Lunch
Thursday September 26, 2019 12:50pm - 1:50pm PDT
Pre-Conference Area

1:50pm PDT

Session V: Mash-Up: Short Talk: Rejuvenating Telecoms with 5G
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Aloknath De

CTO, Samsung R&D India
Crafting Core Technology: "Technology on SciArt, Technology of Value, Technology for All."Innovation and Intrapreneurship pertaining to: "Connected Things, Smart Analytics, Secure Services".All with a focus on creating and utilizing knowledge in AI, IoT, Data Analytics. And all with... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2019 1:50pm - 2:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

2:00pm PDT

Session V: Panel Discussion: 5G- The Y2K for the next decade?
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Rajan S. Mathews; Director General – Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) – India’s largest Communications Industry Association.; ; Prior to joining COAI as DG in April 2010, Rajan served in many senior executive positions such as CEO, COO and CFO of such major companies... Read More →

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Aloknath De

CTO, Samsung R&D India
Crafting Core Technology: "Technology on SciArt, Technology of Value, Technology for All."Innovation and Intrapreneurship pertaining to: "Connected Things, Smart Analytics, Secure Services".All with a focus on creating and utilizing knowledge in AI, IoT, Data Analytics. And all with... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2019 2:00pm - 2:35pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

2:35pm PDT

Session VI A: Disruptor Byte
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Kiran Nataraj

CEO, Shopworx

Thursday September 26, 2019 2:35pm - 2:50pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

2:50pm PDT

Session VII: The Summit Fireside Chat: Crystal gazing the Electric, Autonomous, and Shared Future
The future of mobility will not only be restricted to self-driving vehicles but would evolve into vehicles that communicate with each other and the infrastructure. In this session, hear two experts as they discuss the future with electric, autonomous and connected cars. Also, what are some of the future technologies which will make businesses future ready.

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Dr Dirk Walliser

Senior Vice President Corporate R&D Innovation & Technology, ZF Group
Dirk Walliser has been Senior Vice President Corporate R&D of ZF Group since September 2018.; ; Previously, he has served as COO Automotive Controls and Chief Innovation Officer within the Eberspaecher Group.; ; In 1993, Dr. Dirk Walliser joined Daimler AG and managed projects in... Read More →

Nishant Batra

CTO, Veoneer

Thursday September 26, 2019 2:50pm - 3:25pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

3:15pm PDT

Session VI B: Roundtable Discussion (by Invitation only): Platformization - Traversing from Products to Platforms
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Pari Natarajan

CEO & Co-Founder, Zinnov
Pari Natarajan is the CEO & Co-founder of Zinnov, a global management and strategy consulting firm. He has driven the globalization vision for more than 250 Fortune 500 companies and has helped them transform their businesses across dimensions of revenue enablement, productivity... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT

3:25pm PDT

Networking Tea/Coffee
Thursday September 26, 2019 3:25pm - 3:55pm PDT
Pre-Conference Area

3:55pm PDT

Session VIII: Guest Keynote: Applications and New Opportunities in Digital
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Dr. Shinya Ishida

Project Leader, DENSO Corporation, Japan
Dr. Shinya Ishida is the Project Leader of R&D in DENSO Corporation, Japan.; After joining DENSO Corporation in 2018, he has led some important projects including connected-vehicle service, Factory IoT, and MaaS (mobility-as-a-service) platform. He has also started InnerSource to... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:55pm - 4:15pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

4:15pm PDT

Session IX: Leader’s Talk: Smart Factories: Connecting People, Processes and Machines
The need for real-time data sharing on the shop floor is fueling the need for all the components of the manufacturing process to be ‘connected’. Furthermore, deployment of HMI – Human Machine Interface, Robotics and Wearables to add efficiency to the industrial processes are rapidly transforming the manufacturing landscape. In this session, we focus on how the connected factories will revolutionize the manufacturing ecosystem and help businesses enhance their ‘speed-to-market’.

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Srikanth Gopalakrishnan

SVP Intelligent Asset Management, SAP Digital Supply Chain
Currently managing the Asset Management space for SAP. This is where most of the digital transformation is happening for large industrial customers with the advent of IOT. Manage a portfolio that includes collaborative Asset management with the Asset Intelligence Network, Predictive... Read More →

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Alexander Klotz

VP, Head of Technical Center India, Continental Automotive Components India Pvt Ltd
Alexander Klotz is the head of Continental’s Technical Center India (TCI), the in-house R&D center of Continental Corporation. In this role, Klotz will be responsible for the growth of the center into a trusted partner augmenting Continental’s global R&D competence. In this regard... Read More →
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Hirren Turakhia

Sr. Vice President and Global Head, ERS Industrial, HCL Technologies
Hirren architected HCL Europe engineering business strategy across Industrial, Auto, Aero, Medical and Hi-Tech segments since 2012, most recently he heads HCL ERS business in Industrial sector (Power, Energy, Industrial Building Systems, Robotics, Process Automation, Heavy engineering... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2019 4:15pm - 4:50pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

4:50pm PDT

Session X: Short Keynote: Use Case: EVs and Scaling up in the Face of Slowdown
As the industry is currently confronting paradoxes of disruption and slowdown simultaneously, organizations are struggling to deploy business models which can sustain in today’s time whilst ensuring future readiness. In this session, hear from an eminent leader on how his business has planned to scale up and what every business can learn from that.

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Naveen Munjal


Thursday September 26, 2019 4:50pm - 5:10pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

5:10pm PDT

Session XI: Short Keynote: Clean Tech – Emission-Less, Economic, Accessible
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Joe Phelan

Director, India, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Joe is India Director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.; ; Joe is responsible for raising the profile and engagement of Indian... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2019 5:10pm - 5:40pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

5:40pm PDT

Session XII: Closing Keynote: Design for Living Off the Planet
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Susmita Mohanty

CEO, Earth2Orbit
Dr. Susmita Mohanty is a spaceship designer and the only space entrepreneur in the world to have started companies on 3 different continents. She is the CEO of EARTH2ORBIT, India’s first private start-up (2009-ongoing). She has co-founded two other companies, MOONFRONT in San Francisco... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2019 5:40pm - 6:15pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

6:15pm PDT

Friday, September 27

8:00am PDT

9:20am PDT

Ice Breaker
Friday September 27, 2019 9:20am - 9:30am PDT
Grand Ballroom

9:30am PDT

Session XIII: Opening Session: Additive manufacturing – The boon to industry 4.0
Additive Manufacturing shortens the product development cycle with tooling-free production and bolsters the design and engineering landscape. In this session, we focus on how increased deployment of additive manufacturing processes enabled by 3D printing is changing the course of manufacturing and presenting new opportunities that previously were unthinkable.


Terry Wohlers

President, Wohlers Associates, Inc.

Friday September 27, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Grand Ballroom

9:45am PDT

10:00am PDT

Immersive Tech: The World Beyond the Screen
Throughout time humanity has been searching for better ways to communicate and transfer knowledge. Today, Immersive technologies such as VR and AR have proven to help convey knowledge and practical skills more efficiently and effectively than any technology that came before. Areas such as entertainment, arts, healthcare and education are evolving. Across industry verticals, businesses leverage this technology to save costs and scale up. Processes such as onboarding, training, safety and product design are moving into the world beyond the screen.

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Avinash Changa

Avinash Changa is an all-rounder in the field of digital concepts and production techniques, a true VR-evangelist and founder of WeMakeVR. Since its inception in 2013, WeMakeVR has developed into one of the most award-winning VR-companies in the Netherlands, and is an internationally... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Grand Ballroom

10:30am PDT

Session XIV : Disruptor Byte: A Powerful Success Story of an Innovator
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Amardeep Sibia

CEO, SatSure
Amardeep, currently the CEO at SatSure Limited, has a solid background in technology management. Amardeep utilizes his 25 years of experience leading and building organizations responsible for architecting and designing of critical technology products and systems.

Friday September 27, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am PDT
Grand Ballroom

10:45am PDT

Networking over Tea & Coffee
Friday September 27, 2019 10:45am - 11:15am PDT
Pre-Conference Area

11:15am PDT

Session XV: Short Talk: Brain Meets Brawn in the Edge Vs. Cloud Debate
With network set to become the new computer, the next big wave of computing will primarily focus creating autonomous systems that can communicate with each other. In this session we will focus on how processing the data at edge will help industries create intelligent systems that will power ER&D sector towards a new era of solutioning.

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Padmanaban Sukhumaran

Executive Director, Multicloud Global Service Engineering, IBM
Entrepreneurial, accomplished professional offering more than 24 years of experience in services engineering, delivery management and financial management with 17+ years in IT industry. Associated with IBM India Pvt. Ltd. for over a decade, having 6 years of Executive Leadership (Business... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2019 11:15am - 11:35am PDT
Grand Ballroom

11:35am PDT

Session XVI: Panel Discussion: Digitizing the Product Engineering Ecosystem
The enterprise engineering landscape is changing rapidly. Platforms are now being purpose built to create integration that makes data sharing across systems faster and easier. In this session, we focus on how the interconnectedness and availability of data facilitated by platformization is likely to disrupt business models at an unprecedented rate.

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Som Mittal

Former President & Chairman, NASSCOM

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Guru Bhat

Vice President & General Manager, PayPal
A technology leader with over 20 years of experience, Guru has been instrumental in driving PayPal’s technology strategy in India as the company builds out next-generation payment solutions and services.; ; In his current role, Guru leads the technology centers in Bangalore, Chennai... Read More →
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Dr. Stefan Jockusch

Vice president of Strategy, Siemens PLM Software
Dr. Stefan Jockusch is vice president of Strategy for Siemens Digital Industries Software, responsible for strategic planning, market and competitive intelligence, technology and academic ecosystem, strategic account management and strategic projects. ; Jockusch has been serving in... Read More →
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KR Sanjiv

Chief Technology Officer, Wipro Ltd.
K. R. Sanjiv is the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Wipro's Global IT Business. As a CTO he is responsible for establishing the company’s technical vision and strategy and also leading various aspects of the company’s future technology development. It includes... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

12:20pm PDT

Session XVII: Panel Discussion: Enabling Intelligent Transportation & Logistics via on IoT
Establishment of cognitive IoT infrastructure with embedded intelligence will revitalize product development and process automation supported by machine-to-machine interactions. In this session, we will discuss the requirements for deploying IoT at scale which will help reinvigorate intelligent transportation, by driving efficiency across supply chain.

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Madhavan Satagopan

EVP- Office of Non Linear Strategies, Virtusa
A Technologist at heart and Business Leader in mind, Madhavan Satagopan is a Strategist, Trusted Advisor and a Specialist in incubating NextGen capabilities for large Organizations and customers alike, with an eye and passion for impact on society and industry. He has been responsible... Read More →

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Akihiko Iketani

Head of NEC Laboratories India, NEC Technologies India
Dr. Akihiko Iketani is Head of NEC Laboratory India and Senior Manager, Central Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation. With his nearly 20 years of experience at NEC laboratories, including NEC Laboratories Singapore, he is now responsible for global R&D strategy in transportation... Read More →
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Nitesh Bansal

Senior Vice President and Global Head of Engineering Services, Infosys
Nitesh is passionate about bridging the physical-digital divide, advocating AI, machine learning and process automation to amplify business value. He has worked with numerous clients helping them understand ways to leverage Industry 4.0 and IOT technologies leading to digitization... Read More →
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Ashish Khushu

Chief Technology Officer, L&T

Friday September 27, 2019 12:20pm - 1:05pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

1:05pm PDT

Networking Lunch
Friday September 27, 2019 1:05pm - 2:15pm PDT
Pre-Conference Area

2:15pm PDT

Session XVIII: Panel Discussion: Shared Mobility - Catalyzing New Ecosystems
Shared mobility isn’t just confined to ride-sharing, rather the capability to manage and share data within an ecosystem. Furthermore, it is disrupting the entire automotive ecosystem in terms of – vehicular design, disruptive business models, etc. In this session, we focus on how various facets of the automotive industry are evolving and how organizations can collaborate to manage and share data within the ecosystems to acclimate with the future of mobility.

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Laksminarayan M.

Chairman Of The Board, WABCO (India) Ltd.

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Pankaj Jhunja

Head of Mobility Services, Tata Motors
The love of taking things apart to discover how they worked, found its way into a career in Design, which started with creating objects to creating enabling environments for design teams. Over the last 25 years I moved from designing simple consumer products to highly technical, industrial... Read More →
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About Yann; Yann was appointed Executive Vice-President, Faurecia Group Strategy on 2019, April 1st. His scope encompasses Strategy, Technology (CTO), Merger & Acquisitions, Technology Platforms, and Ventures.; ; His Career ; Yann began his career in 2004 at Michelin, where he held... Read More →
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Manu Saale

MD and CEO, Mercedes Benz R&D India
Manu Saale is the Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India(MBRDI), with headquarters in Bengaluru.Soon after completing his Bachelors of Engineering in Electronics and Communication in 1995, Manu began his career with Bosch, German automotive Tier 1 supplier in Bangalore. Thus began his long association with the German automotive industry and... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

3:00pm PDT

Session XIX: Panel Discussion: Co-creating an Agile Ecosystem of Sustainable Growth
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Raghav Parwal

Engineering Manager, Nymble
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Ajay Prabhu

COO, Quest Global
Dr. Ajay Prabhu is QuEST Global’s Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Ajay drives Global Delivery and Operations. His commitment to operational excellence and people development has fueled QuEST’s Growth from 250 employees in 2002 (when he joined QuEST) to its present workforce of... Read More →
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Sagar Apte

Founder, MyCarIQ
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Krupalu Mehta

Co-Founder, Parallax Labs

Friday September 27, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

3:45pm PDT

Session XX: Closing Keynote: Collaborating for success of engineering for design for India
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Dr. Kota Harinayana

Founder Chairman, General Aeronautics
Kota Harinarayana was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad[1] and the President of the Aeronautical Society of India.[2] He is an alumnus of the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (now Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi) [3](bachelor's degr... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
Grand Ballroom

4:15pm PDT

Networking over Tea & Coffee
Friday September 27, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm PDT
Pre-Conference Area