CONFERENCE AGENDA

CONFERENCES & TOPICS: WIDE VARIETY

At [email protected], our aim is to enable you to take Informed Decisions. We realise that different people need to take different types of decisions. Thus, we bring to you a large variety of topics across multiple tracks–so that whatever be the type of decision you need to take, you have access to experts in that field to guide you…

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THE CONFERENCES

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Making IoT Start Ups Successful

PANEL DISCUSSION ON: Supply Chain challenges: Distribution-the vital link for electronics manufacturing

Description:

Key reasons which affects success rate of Start Ups in IOT based product innovation are : Selection of right platform to make product Techno/ Commercially successful. Samples support and Technical support/ mentoring during development.; Testing environment .In this session I am going to share how STPI IoT Open Lab is going to address these challenges faced by Start ups and how our application engineering team is going to support them to be successful.

Date: 17th June

Time: 12:00PM – 12:30PM

Speakers:

Sanjeev Keskar, Managing Director India, Arrow Electronics

Sanjeev Keskar is working as Managing Director India at Arrow Electronics a leading Electronic component global distribution company since June 2015. Earlier he was Managing Director Sales at PMC-Sierra for five years. . He was also elected Chairman of India Electronics and Semiconductor Association for year 2013-14. Prior to PMC Sierra he was Country Manager, Sales, at Freescale Semiconductor from 2005 to 2009 where he led design win and revenue growth for the India sales operations. Prior to that Mr. Keskar was the Country Manager, India, for AMD Far East Ltd. from 2001 to 2005. There he started the company’s India operations as the first Country Manager and established AMD India in four years with all major OEM and Channel engagements. Mr. Keskar has also worked at National Semiconductor as Country Manager (1996 – 2001), Max India Ltd. (Avnet India) as Regional Manager and Continental Device India Ltd. Overall; he has more than 35 years of experience and has spent 30 years in Semiconductor industry. Mr. Keskar received a Master’s degree in Management Science and a Bachelor’s of Engineering and Technology from Pune University.

Dwarfs and Baby Giants of Tech Companies

Description:

This session is an interaction in the context of building scalable hard (deep) technology companies. For instance, those developing intellectual property, fundamental innovations in computing systems, electronics and so on. Why are such companies important for growing India? If you are technologist with substantial track-record of inventive work during employment in MNC captives or R&D Labs, what should you be aware before starting a company? What are the most common challenges entrepreneurs of hard-tech companies face? What are a few possible approaches to solve them? How can deep-tech capable SMEs think differently and grow again?

Date: 17th June

Time: 13:40PM – 02:10PM

Speakers:

Sundara Nagarajan, Managing Director, Innovation ScaleUp Advisors

S Nagarajan or SN is Managing Director of Innovation ScaleUp Advisors, an advisory platform and practice that helps innovators (SME leaders) scale-up technology-based businesses using one connected platform to monetize innovation value, globally. SN deeply relates to the challenges involved in scaling ideas to deliver business value, owing to his career in computer systems development engineering for over three decades. He is an accomplished senior technologist with experience in startup initiatives of large global enterprises and early-stage companies. He has performed director-level technical leadership and executive management roles in product development and deployment serving Customers worldwide. His subject matter expertise is in computer systems architecture, data management, and systems/software engineering. As a Technical Director at NetApp and as Distinguished Technologist at HP Enterprise, he contributed to the architecture development of enterprise-class products and solutions. As a member of the founding management team of Philips Innovation Campus and as Director (Systems) at HP, delivered high-volume consumer and enterprise-class products, managing large teams of R&D engineers. As Director-Technology at IPValue, he developed deep knowledge and expertise in the business aspects of innovation and commercializing intellectual property. He co-founded Bluefont Technologies to develop technology for high-bandwidth short-range wireless. Started his career at Wipro, during the early days of Information Technology in India and grew through different roles. As Operating Partner in IndusAge Partners, a global technology VC firm, SN got exposed to the tehnology venture capital investment process. Nagarajan is a Gallup Certified Coach for Builder Profile (BP10) for entrepreneurial development and Clifton Strengths Finder (CSF) for leadership development. He is a Certified Director by the Institute of Directors India. He is a Senior member of IEEE and member of ACM. He is a Charter Member in The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Bengaluru. Nagarajan holds M.S. (By Research) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calicut, India.


Grow Entrepreneurs: Opportunities for startups and margin-top: 20px;entrepreneurs, incubator strategies, VC, investors etc. ( in & post COVID Era )

Date: 17th June

Time: 14:20PM – 14:50PM

Speakers:

Suresh Jayaraju, Tech. Product and Business leader; Ex-Senior Director and Head- NASSCOM 10,000 Startups,

Suresh is a Tech. Product and Business leader, till recently was Senior Director and Head- NASSCOM 10,000 Startups, where he nurtured 1000+ Startups in product, growth, and funding to drive significant value to India’s startup ecosystem. Currently, he is building Innovopod (innovopod.com) a tech platform focussed on solving ecosystem problems around market access, funding, and business growth with ex-colleagues from Google. Earlier, he led product development and partnerships to fuel the growth of global brands like Google, Airtel, Samsung, and the Tata Group. At Google, he led Partnerships and Product Management for Google Maps, Google Search, and Android for South Asia


PANEL DISCUSSION

Date: 17th June

Time: 14:20PM – 14:50PM

Speakers:

Poornima Shenoy, Co-founder, THE GAIN


What are the opportunities available for Startups and how to seek it right?

Description

    1. 1) Address the insecurity surrounding the start-up ecosystem across the globe and affecting Startups from India
    2. 2) How can they overcome such challenges of seeking support from accelerators and VCs without compromising or diluting themselves much
    3. 3) What are the MeitY sponsored programs through THE GAIN, for such deserving startups
    4. 4) How THE GAIN is positioned and poised to help
    5. 5) Funding support from THE GAIN through its other group companies into VC and Seed Funds.

Date: 19th June

Time: 14:00PM – 14:30PM

Speakers:

Vivek Saxena, Chief Executive Officer, THE GAIN

Vivek has approx. 26 years of professional experience from ESDM industry having functional expertise in Nurturing Start-ups, Business Management, Marketing and Outreach, Investment Strategy and Market Research. Vivek has been instrumental in bringing new initiatives in IoT, Embedded Systems and fabless semiconductors. He has got rich experience in managing technology business from International markets and held CXO positions with MNCs and Indian organizations. He had travelled extensively across the globe for business tie-ups and has vast experience of managing professional relationships from diversified cultures and geographies. He is closely associated with multiple Industry Associations, Academic Institutes, Investors Groups, VCs Network, technology incubators and accelerators in Indian ESDM eco-system. Vivek currently works as CEO for one of the leading Accelerators backed up by in-house Fund platforms to support start-ups from India and abroad. Vivek is also associated as a Council Member with GLG inc. and Coleman Research from USA and Singapore apart from a couple of other consulting companies. Vivek loves to travel, impart management trainings, encourage entrepreneurship, sharing knowledge and becoming a trend setter in the technology businesses.

Date: 19th June

Time: 14:40PM – 15:10PM

Speakers:

Srinivas Raghavan, CTO and Advisor, Startupxseed


Date: 19th June

Time: 15:20PM – 15:50PM

Speakers:

Abhay Tandon, Director and Head of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, India


Do you really need to enroll for a Incubation or acceleration program to succeed

Date: 17th June

Time: 13:00PM – 13:30PM

Speakers:

Sanjeev Chopra, CEO, Electropreneur Park


Product Prototyping in IoT for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Date: 17th June

Time: 12:20PM – 12:50PM

Speakers:

Ganesh Shankar, Founder,CEO of FluxGen Technologies

Emanuel Deepak, Co-Founder, F2S Agro Technologies CEO, Electropreneur Park


Entrepreneurship During and Post Covid-19

Date: 19th June

Time: 16:20PM – 16:50PM

Speakers:

Anvita Bajpai, Founder, SunvAI.in


How to convert an idea into a product using FLIP Methodology

Date: 18th June

Time: 13:50PM – 14:20PM

Speakers:

Srinivasa Moorthy, Director – D4X Technologies Pvt Ltd Advisor

Has Sales really changed in the past decades?

Date: 17th June

Time: 16:10PM – 16:40PM

Speakers:

Amit A Tiwari, Managing Partner, Raise Ur Sales Business Consultants LLP

“23+ years of experience in B2B & Enterprise level General Management, Sales, Marketing, Customer Relationship Management including managing teams at a global level. Worked with Indian and multinational firms such as Conserv Systems, Underwriters Laboratories, LM Windpower, DQS India & Vaxia managing teams in India and globally. Presently Founder – Director of Raise Ur Sales Business Consultants providing solutions on cost effective & practical solutions to address the slack in organisational growth and visibility.”

Training on How to Sell in the New Normal?

Description

  • 1. What is the new normal?
  • 2. How has selling changed in the new normal?
  • 3. How to excite and engage the Customer during the conversation?
  • 4. What all preparations are required to make a sales call effective?

Date: 19th June

Time: 12:10PM – 13:10PM

Speakers:

Ashutosh Sharma,Founder, Mentor and Guide Learning Conclave

Ashutosh is a seasoned HR Performance Consulting Expert with more than 20 years of in-depth industry experience. He has been involved in providing HR productivity solutions to national and international Clients. His expertise involves Training needs Analysis, Instructional Design, Developing Online Training (VILT), Video-based Training Solutions as an alternative to classroom training, Designing Processes, norms & manuals (SOPs) and Coaching, besides delivering training on various topics, creating tools to measure training effectiveness etc.

How to grow your brand using Amazon Alexa

Description

The penetration rate of smart speakers and by extension voice ai has been faster than any known technology. It has been faster than the Internet, TV, and Smart Phones. With this explosive growth, new avenues are opening up for businesses to reach out, engage, and add value to their customers. In 2009, it must have been inconceivable for most businesses to have imagined that one day they would need a Mobile App. Back then, it was difficult to imagine that there would be businesses that are only mobile apps – for example, Uber. Now, there is an even stronger trend in motion – the penetration of voice ai. In this webinar, you will learn how early adopters are deriving value out of the Amazon Alexa platform and how you can do the same for your business.

Key Takeaways:

  • (1) How to engage with your customers using Alexa
  • (2) Case studies from early adopters
  • (3) How to make money using Alexa

Date: 19th June

Time: 11:40AM – 12:10PM

Speakers:

Venkatesh Varadachari, Founder, MAKERDEMY

Venkatesh Varadachari is the founder of MAKERDEMY, a pioneer online ed-tech company that teaches next-generation technology such as IoT and voice ai. Venkatesh is a graduate of IIM, Bangalore and National University of Singapore.

Re Imagine Sales & Marketing

Date: 19th June

Time: 13:40AM – 14:10PM

Speakers:

Shakthi Leekha, Sr GM & Head -Marketing-Illumination, Bajaj Electricals Ltd

PANEL DISCUSSION ON: Supply Chain challenges: Distribution-the vital link for electronics manufacturing

Description

The supply chain for electronics is under tremendous stress in India. As the electronics industry undergoes changes, there are structural changes to the manner in which semiconductor and component players are operating. Most impacted by this are the distribution partners – who are being forced to reinvent themselves as more and more value-added activities in the signal chain are being pushed onto them. At the first edition of [email protected], we had examined the issues surrounding Supply Chains for Electronics in India. As India was planning to exit the Lockdown and restart manufacturing of electronics, we had examined the challenges in rebooting India’s Electronics Supply Chain. We had examined two issues in detail – what are the challenges facing supply chain managers as they planned to restart production after the prolonged lockdown; and what are the challenges facing companies as India seeks to relocate manufacturing from China to India. Now we look at this from the Fulfillment angle. Distributors play an important role in meeting the just-in-time requirements of either EMS or ODM players, and are often tasked with managing the supply-to-line requirements of these manufacturing entities. Simultaneously, distributors are facing the challenges of re-inventing themselves, as business models evolve in the industry. They are being called upon to play an increased part in the design signal chain–and this explains the logic of large distribution companies acquiring and merging design houses into themselves.The Panel Discussion will examine the following issues: 1. The challenges facing electronics distributors as the industry undergoes structural changes 2. The possibility of additional component manufacturing taking place in India – either through additional investments by existing players, or new entrants (domestic or foreign) or entry of new distributors into the industry 3. Building integrity of forecasts by customers and challenges faced by distributors and ODM’s due to unrealistic and illogical forecasts by design houses

Date: 18th June

Time: 11:30AM – 13:00PM

Speakers:

PVG Menon, President & CEO, VANN Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. PVG Menon is the Founder & CEO of VANN Consulting, which is a strategic management consulting company. He is an industry leader with over 30 years of experience of both developing and managing technology. He is a firm believer in an “India First” approach for the ESDM sector, and passionately advocates the mantra of “Innovation Led Design. Design Led Manufacturing”.

Mr Menon has worked in technology development and management roles in companies like CMC Ltd and Siemens. He has product management experience running global product lines for Analog Devices Inc and Philips (later NXP) Semiconductors. He started a boutique strategic management consulting company called VANN Consulting which has a deep focus on electronics and semiconductors and operates at the intersection of Public Policy and Go-to-Market. He has also served as the National President of the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) where he took the body to a new level, expanded the member base and took it into new areas like Strategic Electronics. He has worked extensively in the area of mega-projects like Fabs and has been part of several Task Forces and high-powered Committees charged with formulating policy for the sector.

Mr Menon has very close links with both Academia and Industry. He serves on the Executive Council of the Advanced Computing and Communications Society of India (ACCS). He is also a published author and a much sought after speaker on the ESDM sector.


Manufacturing, Operations & Supply Chain Challenges

Date: 18th June

Time: 15:00PM – 15:30PM

Speakers:

Dr Guruprasad Rao, Director & mentor, Imaginarium India Pvt Ltd

Dr Guruprasad Rao is a Director & Mentor (Leadership Team) at Imaginarium India Pvt. Ltd., India’s leading 3D printing company. His current focus is on Skill Development, 3D printing Medical Applications, DfAM for Metal 3D printing besides technology mentoring and technology partnerships across domains. Dr Rao is a technocrat with over 30 years of experience encompassing Industry & Academia. He holds BE (Mech) with PG in Tool Engineering from GTTC , M Des in Product Design from IISc, Bengaluru and PhD from IIT Bombay. For his terminal degree, he worked on Medical applications of 3D Printing. He is also currently pursuing Medical Law at NLSIU. His industrial assignments include Titan, Tanishq, Crompton Greaves and presently at Imaginarium. He joined Imaginarium as CEO and is presently designated as Mentor – Director. He has taught design at IISc, NIFT, JSSATE and NTTF. He was Professor & Head, Project Office IICD, Jaipur. He also teaches courses on Emerging technology and its impact at SPJain and KJ Somaiah Business Schools. He has bagged many awards including 3 Gold medallions. As an accomplished industrial designer, he holds 8 patents and 100 plus design registrations. His research interests include Product Design, Product Aesthetics, Design Management, 3D printing and its applications in the medical domain, DfAM, Design Pedagogy He is a Member of the FICCI capital goods committee. He is a trained Assessor for CII-EFQM Business Excellence Award , Member, Board of Studies, NIT Warangal. He is a Member, Board of Studies, Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering, Industry Member, Academic Council, Terna Engineering College, Navi Mumbai, Industry Member, Academic Council, DJSCE, Mumbai, Mentor, KIIT Technology Business Incubator Bhubaneswar, Mentor, SIBD at AIIMS, New Delhi, Industry Partner with BETiC, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, Mentor at SINE, IIT Bombay, Review Member, NASSCOM Sector Skill Council. He was a part of the Grand Jury for the 6 th,7th and 8th Manufacturing Excellence Awards hosted by Manufacturing Today. Member, Advisory Board of the MIT-WPU School of Design. He is a Mentor of Change, AIM NITI Aayog ( MOC-1687) and Member, CII National Committee on Design (2019-2020). Mentor for GDC’s I-NCUBATE program. He is also Member of SIG on 3D printing in Healthcare at JSS Academy of Higher education and research University. He is also a Member – Expert Selection Committee for MedTech Rapid Prototyping Facility at Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangalore, Karnataka. He is a guest faculty at IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay and SPJIMR, Visiting faculty at K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research. Adjunct Faculty, RGIT, Mumbai. His hobbies include Ham Radio, Astronomy, Painting, Photography, Jewellery Design, Model Making and Cooking

Electronics Supply Chain in India: Disruptions and Restructuring

Description

With the SARS-CoV-2 gripping the Indian Electronics Supply Chain, unprecedented challenges are faced from human resources, component procurement, equipment & spares supply and logistics. In this webinar we review the best practices being used by some of the leading OEM’s and EMS houses. The webinar also covers some of the lessons learned and path forward based on the incentives created by the Government of India.

Date: 19th June

Time: 13:20PM – 13:50PM

Speakers:

Ankan Mitra, Engineering Manager – WEAMG Electronics

Ankan Mitra is an electronics industry professional based out of Bangalore, India. He has played various roles in electronics manufacturing and design industry. Also, as a Master IPC trainer and iNARTE ESD Engineer have trained numerous professionals in India and South East Asia. As a volunteer team member has contributed as the President of India chapter of leading electronics non-profit association. He can be reached at [email protected]

KEYNOTE SESSION:
“Building Competence to Innovate for ‘Make in Global India’ Initiative”

Description:

Abstract: Today, the world is in pursuit of new business models. India, a youthful nation known for its innovative zeal can take the lead in providing a new work culture. India, with the right blend of the physical and the virtual infrastructure can emerge as the global nerve centre of complex modern multinational supply chains in the post COVID-19 world. Can our Engineers & Innovators rise to the occasion and seize this opportunity? Everybody is harping about INNOVATION! Some say, Innovation is the KEY to India’s rise in Electronics on the Global Arena. But, HOW DO WE INNOVATE WITHOUT the “COMPETENCE TO INNOVATE”??? The talk shall focus on the imperatives & challenges for today’s engineers and the way forward to build the required competence & skill sets to succeed in the global innovation ecosystem…

Date: 17th June

Time: 11:00AM – 11:50AM

Speakers:

Narang N Kishor, Founder, Mentor and Pricipal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs Pvt Ltd

Mr. Narnag N Kishor is a Technology Consultant, Mentor & Design Architect with Organizations of National & International repute in diverse fields of Electronics & ICT viz.: Electrical, Electronics, Information & Communication Technology…Designing Hardware Critical Embedded Designs to Mission Critical Systems Design for Nation’s Defence & Space Programmes. He has over 40 years of professional experience in various aspects of education, research, design management; technology, business, industry and Standardization. He has over 27 years of hardcore Research and Design Development Experience in Solutions, Systems, Products, Hardware, Software & Firmware (Embedded Software) in fields of Industrial, Power, IT, Telecom, Medical, Energy and Environment. He has over 10 years of Consultancy Experience to different segments of business & industry and over 200 Research & Design Mentees in the Electronics & ICT Ecosystem. He is the Vice Chair – Strategy in IEC Systems Committee on Smart Cities, Chairman of LITD 28 – Sectional Committee on ‘Smart Infrastructure’ in BIS; contributing pro-actively in Indian Standardization Ecosystem in various BIS Sectional Committees He is Representing India in IEC – SEG8, SEG9, SEG10, SEG11; SyC Smart Cities, SyC Smart Energy, SyC Active Assisted Living, SyC LVDC, SyC Smart Manufacturing and also the Co-Editor of ISO 30145 & ISO 30146. He is Passionate to always stay at the forefronts of the technologies, and, to be able to INTERFACE the various evolving & upcoming technologies to the different segments/aspects of the business & ‘society at large’. Strong expertise in designs for cross domain products, systems and solutions. Since early 90’s, been actively instrumental in providing design solutions & support to Semiconductor Companies to promote new devices in Indian Market and played a pivotal role in the ESDM & ICT Eco -System with pro-active support. He has been supporting leading business houses in developing latest Products, Systems & Solutions in the fields of Smart Metering, Smart Homes, Smart Buildings & Smart Cities, Internet of Things, Convergence & Energy Efficiency; trying to make our earth the Smart n Green Planet

Career competencies for the connected world

Description:

This talk would focus on all the aspects and career competencies required during this turbulant times. It will cover what are the skillsets required in the tech industry and career and hiring trends in the industry today

Date: 18th June

Time: 13:10PM – 13:40PM

Speakers:

Willis Langford, Human Resource Director, Avnet

A result driven, customer-focused human resource professional with demonstrated successes of leading strategic business objectives over two decades across multiple industries of Finance, Construction, Consumer and Electronics (Semiconductors). During this period, he has worked in the field of Accountancy, Audit, Facilities, Legal, Market Communications and Human Resources. A trusted advisor, who has successfully implemented and executed business and human resource transformation initiatives. A dynamic business partner who has had immense success through specialized experience by accomplishing more with Millennials. He is specialized in facilitating leadership programmes and helping emerging leaders reach their true potential. Willis currently heads the Human Resource function in India for a world leading, multi-billion dollar, electronics technology company. His strengths lie in focused Talent Engagement, Organisation Development, Strategic Planning with high affinity for business numbers. He has executed award winning, leading practices in employee engagement and also in health & well-being at his work place. A writer, coach and creative course curator, warm and enthusiastic, Willis looks up to another positive day in life!!

Key technologies to bet one’s career on, in the future, and where are the jobs going to be?

Date: 19th June

Time: 15:00PM – 15:30PM

Speakers:

Ram Bhavaraju, Head of Software & Intelligence, Ather Energy


Post Covid Hring trends in the Semiconductor Industry.

Description:

Post Covid, Semiconductors need to think to map India as the hot spot in the semiconductor with the larger talent market. Companies with vigor capabilities with adequate capacity in the sub continent will help the same domain company to grow,upskill and use their resources. Essential infra to be planned with the Government so as to sail the business. Trend – demand for Design Engineers in RTL and HLS(high level synthesis) will increase in future mainly due to fact that FPGAs will finally make a cut from Embedded SoCs to Desktop/Server SoCs. Creation of IP would be demand for Design engineers who can do both software and hardware RTL/HLS designs and then design skills would become more important than verification as there would be more focus on porting accelerating algorithms on FPGA hardware than verifying them. It will be just like any other software engineer job – design, implement, debug/test/verify, maintenance – only additional thing would be that you would be doing it for a system with integrated CPU,GPU,FPGA.IoT ,5G ,AI and Automotive segments are still evolving, hence there are many opportunities in design as well as verification space. Opportunities are there as long as designs start becoming mature enough to support global requirements.Augment drones where embedded and hardware used to build upon the operational infrastructure and services to foster the development of a drone services market and of a robust, dynamic and innovation-oriented supporting framework.IoT has enabled many design challenges in the field of Low-Power Design, ParallelProcessing, Memories and Networking. Automotive segment is enabling design challenges with different safety standards, Real-time processing, connected cars. Until these products becomes successful, design challenges will remain for sure. IPv6, 5G, 4G, connected cars, there are so many other things which are driving communication markets which mainly includes base-station, micro-cells, pico-cells

Date: 18th June

Time: 13:40PM – 14:10PM

Speakers:

V P Sampath, Senior Design Lead, Tessolve; Senior Member, IEEE

V.P.Sampath ,Senior Member ,IEEE and Member,IEI ,Currently working as Senior Design Lead,Tessolve ,consultant to VLSI companies and Patron for Semiconductor Federation of India.He may be reached at [email protected] too does accquistion of major semiconductors and involves in setting up of a foundries in India and a passion to build India as a super power.

PANEL DISCUSSION ON: Security Trends & Increase in Ransomware attacks after Covid_19

Date: 19th June

Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Speakers:

Anay Pathak, Senior Technology Consultant at DellEMC

Anay Pathak is Senior Technology Consultant at DellEMC & working with Global customers on designing Data protection, Business continuity, Disaster Recovery & Cyber Recovery Solutions for them. Anay has 15+ years of experience in DC virtualization , public cloud & data management and have worked with some of the large enterprise organization which includes – HP, DXC, Orange, HCL & now with Dell Technologies.

SoC design verification and Validation challenges

Description

This presentation from Prodigy Technovations will give an insight to the SoC design verification and Validation challenges. It gives a snap shot view of the key points that need to be factored for optimal SoC design checks and potential solution to address the challenges.”

Date: 17th June

Time: 12:40PM – 13:10PM

Speakers:

Vasudev U N, Director Product Management and International Sales, Prodigy Technovations Pvt Ltd

Vasudev U N, is the Director Product Management and International Sales at Prodigy Technovations Pvt Ltd and has a rich experience of over 27 years in Test and Measurement and Embedded Solutions space. Vasu is responsible for defining new product requirements, Product Life Cycle Management, Go To Market Strategy and Sales. • Vasu has held positions in R&D, Telecom Sales and Product Development in Multi National Companies and Indian Companies. Vasu has held key industry positions: like Board of Directors HDMI Forum. Chairman Test Subgroup HDMI Forum. Vice Chairman Test Subgroup HDMI Forum. Represents the company in MIPI , JEDEC PCIE and USB standards bodies. He represents the industry in the Board Of Syllabus for Engineering courses. Vasu holds an Executive Management Certification in Strategic Management from XLRI, Marketing Management from Symbiosis and Bachelor’s degree in Electronics from RV College of Engineering Bangalore University. Vasu is interested in current affairs, Cricket, Camping and Hiking.

Open Source: What is cooking at Linux Edge Foundation

Date: 17th June

Time: 12:20PM – 12:50PM

Speakers:

Chetan Kumar S, Co-Founder and CEO at Aikaan Labs Pvt Ltd

Chetan Kumar S is CEO and co-founder at AiKaan Labs Pvt Ltd. an edge computing startup in Bangalore. AiKaan Labs (www.aikaan.io) building a machine Intelligence-driven edge computing platform, to orchestrate and manage applications and devices at scale. AiKaan edge computing platform is helping the enterprise building distributed business-critical applications on connected devices (edge computing devices). Chetan Kumar is an Industry veteran working at networking giants like Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Alcatel-Lucent and startups in the areas of security and WAN technologies.

How to quickly set up a real-world Proof-of-concept (POC) testbed in IoT

Date: 17th June

Time: 14:20PM – 14:50PM

Speakers:

Bhupendra Pratap Singh, R&D Engineer – IoT, Centre for Development and Advanced Computing

Bhupendra Pratap Singh is a skilled polyglot programmer specializing in Internet of Things. Bhupendra has experience with Distributed Ledger technology (fee less transactions), Wireless Sensor Networks, Edge Computing Frameworks, Cloud Native Applications, Embedded Linux, TICK Stack and communicating technical results to audiences with various backgrounds. He also has a thorough understanding of Socket Programming, C, Python, Node.JS, SQL, Time Series databases, Prometheus, Docker, Kubernetes, Grafana and other computing frameworks and languages. Bhupendra has also published more than 10 research papers in reputed journals and conferences. He has delivered invited technical talks at various conferences and engineering colleges. He was the key members from CDAC to deliver technical talks for capacity building in IoT in north east regions under Workshop on Emerging Technologies, Innovation, Incubation &Entrepreneurship Development Sponsored by MeitY Government of India during December 2018 to February 2019. He also loves teaching & open source and is keen on FOSS adoption among student community and keep exploring emerging technologies, especially open source trends in core domains. Currently, Bhupendra works at Center for Development and Advanced Computing, Pune as a R&D Engineer.

IoT Digital Transformation in Post Pandemic Era- a Must to be SMART-SMARTER-SMARTEST

PANEL DISCUSSION Post Covid 19 Era, Approaching IoT Challenges & Opportunities using Digital Transformation and way to go forward

Date: 17th June

Time: 12:20PM – 12:50PM

Speakers:

Sreenath C Lakshmanan, Founder & CEO, i4DigitalValue

Sreenath C. Lakshmanan is the Founder & CEO at i4DigitalValue which offers Customized and Specialized Advisory, Strategy and Consulting Services using Design Thinking & Customer Experience for Digital Business Transformation, Robotics Process & Intelligent Automation, IOT, Blockchain, Agile Innovations and ERP Solutions. Sreenath has 26+ years of experience including 18+ years in the IT industry, across Digital Business Transformation, RPA, Customer Experience Management, Blockchain/ IOT Consulting, Applications & SAP Consulting/Advisory/Delivery, Presales/Sales, ITSM/CMMI Consulting with experience in Industry verticals like BFSI, Manufacturing, Automotive, Telecom, Healthcare and Travel/ Transportation. Sreenath is a pioneer in developing world-class solutions of Integrated Design Thinking and Customer Experience principles for Digital Business and has acquired exceptional skills on Design Thinking and Customer experience with MIT Sloan School of Management on Innovation of Products and Services: MIT’s Approach to Design Thinking Sreenath has been a speaker in both national and international events.

Leveraging edge architectures for digital transformation in brownfield factories

Description

Brownfield factories have been operational for decades and it is practically impossible to revamp the entire automation simply to gain benefits from the industrial revolution. Usually it incurs huge capital as well as operational expense. However, everyone wants to embark on their digital transformation journey. Building Greenfield factories with next generation machines and technologies is ideally not always feasible. In the presentation, we would learn how factories can leverage edge architectures for making their existing installations smart without the need for replacing entire value chain. It will also highlight case studies from India, where MSMEs and SMEs have benefited from such installations thus, bringing about a digital transformation in their existing factory shop floors

Date: 17th June

Time: 11:40AM – 12:10PM

Speakers:

Ninad Deshpande, Head – Marketing and Specialist – Open Technologies, B&R Industrial Automotion

Ninad Deshpande graduated in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering from University of Pune and is having over 11 years’ experience in the automation industry. He has also completed his MBA – Executive from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM). He has worked in different areas of automation industry such as application development, testing, R&D, technology marketing, marketing and corporate communication. Presently working with B&R Industrial Automation (a member of the ABB group) as Head – Marketing and Corporate Communication, India. He is also a member of the committee for Smart Infrastructure, Smart Manufacturing at the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and is part of the speaker bureau of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). https://www.linkedin.com/in/ninad-s-deshpande/

Training on 3D printing 101

Description

  • 1) 3D Printing 101 The first session will include introduction to 3D Printing, its process, parts of a 3D printer, its types, material used and everything else for one to be introduced to the world of 3D Printing. Duration: 30 minutes .
  • 2) Let’s talk about 3D Printing: The second session that is the Next half an hour will include a demo of 3D Printing, its applications (majorly about medical applications), display of different 3D printed models, information to access different 3D Printing files and software, future of 3D Printing.

Date: 17th June

Time: 15:00PM – 16:00PM

Speakers:

Rohan R, Founder and CEO, Addere Creations

Rohan R is the Founder and CEO of Addere Creations. Addere Creations was started in the year 2017 by Rohan R during his college days. As a solopreneur who is passionate about 3D Printing, 3D Scanning and 3D Designing, he founded Addere Creations in his garage. Within a span of few years, Addere Creations now fulfills orders for many companies, innovators and others, has provided employment to many freshers and also conducts workshops on these technologies to spread its awareness and advantages to the world. Along with his team at Addere Creations, they are striving to achieve new heights by enabling and developing new technologies in our country.

How India is going to make itself Self-Reliant wrt growing IoT demand?

Date: 18th June

Time: 11:00AM – 11:30AM

Speakers:

Arpit Chhabra, CEO & Co-founder, IoTfy


Leading the transformation through distruption

Description

Emerging technologies are changing the way we do business and work, almost permanently. The new generation workforce is adding to this dynamic. What worked before may not work again. Therefore, leading the transformation through disruption needs an innovative as well as an adaptive mindset. Unprecedented focus on communication & execution, insightfulness, and resourcefulness is mandatory.Key takeaways: Understand the essential ingredients required for leading through transformation & disruption.Know how to focus & crank up the key drivers of effective change Understand frameworks to manage complex issues.

Date: 18th June

Time: 11:40AM – 12:10PM

Speakers:

Anand Tamboli, Founder & Director, KNEWRON Technologies

Anand Tamboli is a serial entrepreneur and a thought leader in emerging technologies; he is also a keynote speaker, award-winning published author, and technology futurist.

Drones as an IOT device

Description

Drones and IOT are both emerging technologies of current times. But a combination of the two has the power to bring a change that can unprecedented in human history. By being able to connect together various drones, or drones with other devices, humans can interact with the world like never before.

Date: 18th June

Time: 12:20PM – 12:50PM

Speakers:

Anima Aggarwal, Founder & Director, WAVEKIDS

Anima Agrawal is the founder and director of WAVEKIDS. After finishing Master in computer Application, she joined AAI (applied artificial group) in C-DAC Pune. After serving in Corporate in India and abroad for a period of 10 yrs. Anima started her own company WAVEKIDS in education space. WAVEKIDS provides experiential learning in STEM. She has been associated with NGO’s, Schools, Alternate learning centres and other organizations in Bangalore and outside Bangalore. She has been instrumental in introducing experiential learning in some of tier 2 and 3 cities in India. She was chosen be part of the program “STEM education in the 2tst century” by The New York Academy of Sciences. She was a speaker in India Electronics Week in 2019 and in 2020 and in various other forums. Anima is passionate and determined to make a difference the way is learning is defined. Apart my professional qualification I like reading, travelling, spending quality time with my friends and family.

An Intelligent Industrial Trolley Robot System for Industrial Process Assistance

Date: 18th June

Time: 15:40PM – 16:10PM

Speakers:

Vishnukumar Velayudhan Nair, Global HW product development (RBEI/EEG2), Robert Bosch GmbH

Vishnukumar is a Embedded Design Engineer Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd and he is also responsible for Global HW product development (RBEI/EEG2). Before RBEI, he worked as a Research Engineer in the Dept. of Instrumentation at the Cochin University of Science and Technology. He has also worked as an Assistant Engineer Dept. of Electronics Production & Projects at V-Guard Industries Ltd.

PANEL DISCUSSION ON Post Covid 19 Era, Approaching IoT Challenges & Opportunities using Digital Transformation and way to go forward

Date: 18th June

Time: 15:10PM – 16:10PM

Speakers:

Sreenath C Lakshmanan, Founder & CEO, i4DigitalValue

Sreenath C. Lakshmanan is the Founder & CEO at i4DigitalValue which offers Customized and Specialized Advisory, Strategy and Consulting Services using Design Thinking & Customer Experience for Digital Business Transformation, Robotics Process & Intelligent Automation, IOT, Blockchain, Agile Innovations and ERP Solutions. Sreenath has 26+ years of experience including 18+ years in the IT industry, across Digital Business Transformation, RPA, Customer Experience Management, Blockchain/ IOT Consulting, Applications & SAP Consulting/Advisory/Delivery, Presales/Sales, ITSM/CMMI Consulting with experience in Industry verticals like BFSI, Manufacturing, Automotive, Telecom, Healthcare and Travel/ Transportation. Sreenath is a pioneer in developing world-class solutions of Integrated Design Thinking and Customer Experience principles for Digital Business and has acquired exceptional skills on Design Thinking and Customer experience with MIT Sloan School of Management on Innovation of Products and Services: MIT’s Approach to Design Thinking Sreenath has been a speaker in both national and international events.

How to rapid design and manufacture Electronics for your product – A guide to hobbyists and startups

Date: 18th June

Time: 14:20PM – 14:50PM

Speakers:

Abhay S Bharadwaj, Senior Embedded Engineer, Wolkus Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd

Abhay Bharadwaj is an Engineer, Technology Trainer, and a Tech Evangelist and is currently working as a Senior Embedded Engineer at Fasal. His expertise is developing scalable systems in IoT and has worked on developing IoT products in various domains such as AgriTech, retail, environment, Automobile, etc. Abhay believes that IoT will change the way the world works, and as an engineer, he firmly believes in creating products that will have huge impacts on the society. He helped create “Fasal Sense”, the IoT hardware that is revolutionizing the way Indian farmers are able to make data-driven decisions to get better yields and better savings. When Abhay worked on developing solutions using LoRa and NB-IoT, he saw how they have huge benefits over the existing communication systems and believes they are a perfect fit for the Internet of Things.

Future of 3D printing and the way to make it happen in India

Description:

How to effectively use 3D printing technology to minimize cost in various industries and the first step in bringing additive manufacturing into mainstream production.

Date: 19th June

Time: 12:20PM – 12:50PM

Speakers:

Purushoth Kumar, Founder and Director, TSO Pvt. Ltd.

An Industrial Automation Engineer with a flair of Business Acumen. Skilled and vastly experienced in automation, manufacturing, supply chain management, strategic management, business and technology consulting. With a strong vision towards technology, and driven by belief that technology going to be revolunalized to an un-imaginable extent soon, I am someone who tries to identify the key technologies and analyse the best use of them and drive socio-economic Entrepreneurship. As the Business Consultant I assess and reform business operations, provide expert guidance and implement projects. Help organisations to solve issues, create value, maximise growth and improve business performance. Analyse various spheres of business, including corporate strategy, business transformation, and digital and innovation capabilities. A self motivated, highly adaptable and fast learner with domain expertise in robotics and automation. Real passion for integrating technologies with business to enable and create a future of Digital Ecosystem through 3D Priniting, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics

Opensource Technologies shapes interoperability standard for sustainable industrial IoT

Date: 19th June

Time: 13:00PM – 13:30PM

Speakers:

Ranjithkumar G, Specialist – Technology and Network, B&R Industrial Automation

Ranjithkumar is a Mechatronics Engineer with experience of more than 8 years in Industrial Automation. He has developed applications and worked on key projects serving various industry portfolio. He also have worked in R&D and developed libraries for communication protocols in machine and factory automation. He now holds the position of Specialist – Technology and Networks at B&R Industrial Automation focusing on Industry 4.0 solutions for various industries and their business development strategy. He is also a speaker at different technical forums and a member of smart manufacturing sectional committee at BIS.

Cognitive Internet of Things (CIoT) Systems

Description:

The topics to be covered

  • 1. The Emergence of the IoT Systems and Services,
  • 2. The power of Artificial Intelligence (IA) Algorithms,
  • 3. The lethal power through the blending of the IoT and AI Paradigms

Date: 19th June

Time: 14:20PM – 14:50PM

Speakers:

Dr. C. Pethuru Raj Ph.D, Chief Architect and Vice-President, JIO

A hands-on software architect with 19 years of industry and 8 years research experience. Articulating site reliability engineering (SRE) technologies and approaches to realize resilient software systems. Focussing on establishing and sustaining Kubernetes-managed containerized and edge clouds. Stressing the significance of cloud-native computing methodologies to bring forth next-gen multi-cloud applications. Experimenting with Knative for Serverless apps, Kubeflow for ML apps, etc. Well-versed in the emerging technologies (IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI),Fog/Edge computing, Digital Twin, Blockchain, Microservices Architecture (MSA), Service Mesh, Serverless computing, etc.) Competent in integrated data analytics platforms (big and streaming data). Comfortable with software patterns (architectural patterns (SOA, MSA, and EDA) and software design, integration, resiliency, and deployment patterns) Researched on several AI algorithms (data mining, machine and deep learning) towards cognitive systems. Authored and edited many technology books and research papers on newer technologies. Provided technology consulting, evangelization, mentoring and advisory services in formulating end-to-end digital transformation stringently based on data analytics, process excellence, infrastructure optimization, architecture assimilation, and technology adoption aspects.

Continous Quality Monitoring

Description:

In the present time, organizations are running on a racetrack to maximize the reach of products and services to the end-users. But a Quality engineering team seldom gets involved in the analysis of consumer behaviour, application usage and production tickets after the application is deployed to production. This often results in high defect leakage, and low application availability leading to the weak consumer experience. 74% Customer experience leaders acknowledge the need for more significant commitment to improving customer satisfaction, says Gartner’s studies for 2020. The 20-minute talk will provide a high-level view of how production defects analysis, application performance monitoring, usage pattern and sentiment analysis can be leveraged to improve the overall end consumer experience.

Date: 19th June

Time: 15:40PM – 16:10PM

Speakers:

George Ukkuru, Head -Quality Engineering Services, UST Global

George Ukkuru heads the Quality Engineering Services at UST Global has more than two decades of work experience in IT. He has worked with several Fortune 500 customers in defining enterprise strategies to align quality engineering with Digital, Agile and DevOps. He is a keen planner, strategist & implementer with expertise in test automation, digital assurance, and test data management. Has published several white papers on prominent testing websites and has published the Three Kindle Books “Getting Ready to Return”, “Test Automation Best Practices” and “Test Estimation Simplified”. He also serves as an advisor to several start-ups engaged in the development of quality engineering tools and platforms.
  • 1. Application of Technology in the present pandemic situation
  • 2. Touchless Door Bell Using IC 556N DIY

Date: 17th June

Time: 11:40AM – 12:10PM

Speakers:

Murali Krishna, Junior Engineer, BSNL

Mr k Murali Krishna is a junior engineer(installation and CDOT cards repair center ) in BSNL.He formerly worked as an assistant professor in engineering college and had a teaching experience of 5 years

DIY Session on How to build a 10 / 15 Litre Jumbo Sanitizer with an Arduino

Date: 17th June

Time: 13:00PM – 13:30PM

Speakers:

Somnath Bera, Additional General Manager, NTPC Limited.

Somnath Bera is an avid user of open source software. Professionally, he is a thermal power expert and works as additional general manager at NTPC Limited.

HINDI WEBINAR on Design Face Detection Based Corona Fighting Robots

Description:

Learn about GUI creation in Python; Learn To design HMI (Human Machine Interface) Robot with Live video streaming system ; powering Robots with UV to combat COVID-19

Date: 18th June

Time: 11:40AM – 12:10PM

Speakers:

Ashwini Kmar Sinha, Tech Journalist, EFY Group


Automated Multilevel Parking System Design using Biometrics with MATLAB tool

Description:

As the ownership of four wheelers increases, a major concern is related to their parking slots. If parking is available, the next concern is about its security. Looking at both these issues, a fully automated system based on fingerprint recognition system is designed. MATLAB is used to verify the authenticity of the registered user and a lift based automated system assigns parking slots. The present system shows details from scratch to the final model.

Date: 17th June

Time: 14:20PM – 14:50PM

Speakers:

Geetali Saha, Professor, G H Patel College of Engg and Tech (GCET)

Prof. Geetali Saha has been working with G H Patel College of Engg and Tech (GCET) for almost the last 20 years. Her research interest includes Deep NN, Time series Prediction models, Sea Parameters. She has published many research papers and book chapters with IEEE and Springer publishers. She has been invited as IEEE Technical Session Chair to International Conferences- iPact’17 and iPact’19 at VIT, Vellore. Apart from that, she serves as Technical Program Committee and Reviewer for upcoming International Conferences ComPE 2020 and ITISE-2021. She has guided many projects based on automation, smart devices, e fencing, chain monitoring systems using sensors, hydroponics.

Tamil DIY Session on How to Build a low-cost smart robot

Agenda:

  • 1. Introduction to ESP platform and google assistant.
  • 2. Introduction to differential drive robotics.
  • 3. setting up google assistant.
  • 4. setting up the robot.
  • 5. control of robot with google assistant.Pre-requisites: Optional – participants should have basic knowledge of Arduino programming & boards.

Date: 17th June

Time: 15:00PM – 15:30PM

Speakers:

Rajarajan Elango, Founder & Head – Research, Bluetronics

Rajarajan elango is the founder of Bluetronics, where he talks and works with ROS based Industrial robots and Industrial IoT systems. He has been into Robotics, IIoT, and automation related to R&D services for the past 7+ years. He is also a successful trainer and delivered customized solutions for many corporates like G.E., INTEL, BEL, IICPT, etc. He is member of EtherCAT Technology Group, IAENG, MyRAS, IoT Council Europe, Bluetooth SIG, etc, has been passionately involving in developing customized automation solutions, robots, etc.

DIY Session on Building Solution to fight Covid-19 using Open Source Tools

Date: 17th June

Time: 15:40PM – 16:10PM

Speakers:

Ajay Godara, Founder and Director, Ennovate Skill

He is founder and director of Enovate Skill (a NITTTR chandigarh startup Initiative). He is Innovator & Mentor of Change , NITI Ayog, Govt of India. He has expertise in Area òf Robotics and Internet of Things. He has developed many innovative products & has patents in the renewable energy area. He has delivered more than 100 expert talks in national and international FDP(Faculty Development Programmes) via contact mode and ICT based @Nitttr chandigarh and out of station.He has trained more than 20 thousand students.

DIY Session on Crowd Detection & People Counting Using Computer Vision On RPI 4 TO manage Social Distancing at Public places

Description:

Learn about Tensor Flow and Computer vision; Use CV in Crowd detection; Learn to use TF Modules on Raspberry Pi

Date: 17th June

Time: 16:20PM – 16:50PM

Speakers:

Ashwini Kmar Sinha, Tech Journalist, EFY Group


Malayalam DIY Session on End-to-end Secure IoT sensor data live visualization using AWS Cloud

Description:

This project is to capture temperature and humidity data from an IoT SENSOR made with a NodeMCU and DHT22 sensor and automatically send it to a DynamoDB table in AWS cloud server and simultaneously display a live chart on a website url using AWS IoTcore, AWS DynamoDB, AWS S3 website, NodeJS and ChartJS. The secure connection of the NodeMCU controller to AWS is done by downloading the SSL security certificates files provided by AWS and store them in the SPIFFS( SPI Flash File System) of the NodeMCU and validate it every time a connection is established to the AWS by the NodeMCU controller

Date: 18th June

Time: 11:00AM – 11:30AM

Speakers:

Balakrishnan Nair, Founder & Director of Btree IoT Technologies Pvt.Ltd

Balakrishnan Nair N is the Founder & Director of Btree IoT Technologies Pvt.Ltd. He is an industry veteran with over 34 years’ experience working with computers Micro, Mini, and PC.He Has created his first commercial software program on a BBC micro using BASIC programming language in year 1984. He shifted to many programming languages and platforms like DBase, Clipper, C, C++, PHP and Java. From the year 2000 he has started designing systems and writing code for various embedded systems on PIC and ATMEL micro controllers. Finally landed in the world of IoT and now focussing on developing IoT solutions using Arduino and NodeMCU.

HINDI WEBINAR on Design Face Detection Based Corona Fighting Robots

Description:

Learn to create a face detection system; How to set up the CV on RPi 4 Board ; Design Python Powered Robots

Date: 18th June

Time: 11:40AM – 12:10PM

Speakers:

Ashwini Kmar Sinha, Tech Journalist, EFY Group


HINDI DIY SESSION ON Output Peripheral(GPIO) Control From Webpage(IoT Dashboard) via NodeMcu and Arduino IDE platform

Date: 18th June

Time: 12:20PM – 12:50PM

Speakers:

Sagar Raj, Founder and Director, Shoolin Labs, Jaipur (iSTART )