Thursday, 26 October, 2017

About the Seminar

Automation and Applications of IoT in Manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities

The seminar will bring together the experts from industry and academia to share their ideas and experiences of technological transformation in production processes, product design and manufacturing due to technological advancements in industrial automation and application of IoT in the industries worldwide. The seminar comprises two technical sessions followed by a concluding session

The physical world is becoming a type of information system through sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects and linked through wired and wireless networks via the Internet Protocol. The use of cyber-physical systems in manufacturing can provide promising solutions to productivity issues in the production process. With the help of automation and IoT the products would become smart enough to take corrective actions and processes would be self-governed. Such technologies already exist and could drive the fourth industrial revolution following the steam engine, the conveyor belt, and the first phase of IT and automation technology.

The seminar will provide a platform to discuss the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead for the manufacturers as a whole. The seminar deliberations on the subject matter are organised in the form of following sessions:

Automation and Application of IoT: A New Era for Manufacturing

The Automation and Internet of Things (IoT) will bring a new wave of technological changes that will transform the conventional manufacturing system to the smart one. The smart products would have all the information from processing to the packaging and the smart processes would govern themselves. It is highly likely that the world of production will become more and more networked until everything is interlinked with everything else.

Challenges and Opportunities

The implementation part offer a plethora of challenges like designing robust algorithms, making the physical system user friendly and transforming the existing system to the next level. This at the same time offers plenty of opportunities in terms of resolving productivity issues, reducing inventory levels and increasing profitability

Programme Schedule

10:00 AM Inaugural Session  
  Welcome Address : Ashok Ghosh, President, SPSU
  Inaugural Address : Madhav Krishna Singhania,Special Executive,
  JK Cement
  Keynote Address  : Mr. Himanshu Goyal
   India Sales and Alliance Leader, IBM
  Vote of Thanks : Prof. Achintya Choudhury
      Pro-Vice Chancellor, SPSU
11:30 AM Tea Break  
12 Noon Session I  : Automation and Applications of IoT : A New Era for Manufacturing
1:30 PM Lunch  
2:30 PM Session II  : Challenges and Opportunities
4: 00 PM Concluding Session
  Vote of Thanks

List of Speakers

Mr. Himanshu Goyal
India Sales & Alliance Leader, The Weather Company, IBM Corporation

Mr. Himanshu Goyal is India Sales & Alliance Leader at The Weather Company, IBM Corporation. He looks after IBM's relationships with the leading Global System Integrators service providers across India/South Asia.  He initiated his career with Wipro in 1996 as BDM and has held key positions in various companies of repute like Abode. With a vast experience of 20 years, Mr. Himanshu is a visiting faculty in some of the premier management institutes of India. He has done an advanced sales leadership programme from Boston University and B.Tech in CSE from Bundelkhand University. He has 11 publications and 2 courses to his credit.

Dr. Deepak Khazanchi
Assoc. Dean for Acad. Affairs
Univ. of Nebraska, Ohama, USA

Dr. Deepak Khazanchi is a Professor of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Community Engagement and Internationalization Officer in the College of Information Science & Technology (IS&T) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Dr. Khazanchi has served as a visiting faculty for the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway and has courtesy affiliations as a graduate faculty/scholar with the University of Central Florida, Management Center Innsbruck (Austria), Bennet University (India), and Sir Padampat Singhania University (India). He has a B.Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur and MBA from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Khazanchi has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, monographs and other papers in both academic and practitioner outlets. Dr. Khazanchi has served as the President of the Midwest Association of Information Systems, AMCIS representative member of the Association of Information Systems Council and the AMCIS Site Advisory Committee.  He is the founding chair of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Special Interest Group for IT Project Management.

Mr. Narendra K Ashar
Director, Specialized Services
Hitachi Consulting

Mr. Narendra K Ashar, Director, Specialized Services, Hitachi Consulting is an M.Tech, IIT Kharagpur and B.Tech Electrical Engineering. He has a vast experience of three decades and has worked with companies of repute like Crompton Greaves Ltd., GE-Transportation, Philips Semiconductors, Patni, L&T Infotech, Wipro, Harman and Hitachi. He specializes in Analytics, Statistical Techniques, Process Modeling, Cognitive and Neural Computing applications and has a deep understanding of MFG, Transportation, Energy, Smart-Energy & Utilities, Automation and Process Control, Automotive, Heavy Engineering, Services like Insurance and Banking sectors. He has a Six Sigma Black Belt to his credit and has multicultural exposure in the capacity of partner organization, consultant, employee and team leader/manager. He has been a part of forums such as IEEE, Nasscom, IEEMA, Analytics Central and has worked with Academic Institutes for joint development in IITs (Mumbai, Kharagpur, Madras) and Indian Statistical Institute, Duke University

Dr. Jitendra Singh
Chief Information Officer
JK Cement

Dr. Jitendra Singh is the Chief Information Officer, JK Cement. He is a techno – functional leader with experience in conceptualising and delivering solutions across divisions on web, e-commerce and other platforms. Jitendra is responsible for Digital Transformation in the organisation, involving People, Process and Technology as core pillars. He has 27 years of experience in Management and Governance of Information Systems and technology including IT Strategy, Roadmap, Team Building, Budgeting and Compliance (Regulatory, Software and Hardware), Analytics in the Manufacturing industry covering Pharmaceutical, Retail, Cement, Agriculture, Power, Chemical, Automotive and Building Material domains. He employs a strategic and cost effective use of technology in line with corporate goals and consistently improves delivery times and service levels while reducing costs. Jitendra excels at strategic planning, building high performance teams, project management, implementing best practice methodologies and continuous improvement programmes. Jitendra is an XLRI Alumnus and has worked with Triveni Engineering and Industries Ltd., Jubilant Life Sciences, CK Birla Group and Nagarjuna Fertilisers.

Mr. Amit Telesara
Pyrotech Electronics

Mr. Amit Telesara, Director, Pyrotech Electronics is B.Tech in Instrumentation and Control from University of Pune. He has 18 years of professional experience in managerial tasks, design of hardware, firmware and software in electronics field, design of control panels, desks, marketing & handling plant operations. He has a good command over Microcontroller/DSP: Architecture and programming of 8051, Communication Protocols: CAN, RS232/485, USB, SPI, Microwire, I2C and PCB Design: OrCAD, Protel. He has developed LVS indigenously, VCB Kiosks, Shelters, Seismic proof control desks, EMC & EMI compatible panels, alarm annunciators, signal converters, dedicated control systems, process indicators, controllers and counters. He is a member of UCCI, International Society of Automation and Institute of Industrial Engineering.

Mr. Ramesh Vabanagiri
Secure Meters, Udaipur

Mr. Ramesh Vabanagiri is an M.E. (Mechanical CAD\CAM) from CITD, Hyderabad. He has worked for various esteemed organization like Indo German Tool Room, GE Commercial Motors by RBC, Onward Technologies and TE Connectivity. Ramesh has over 12 years of Engineering Project lead experience. His expertise is in FEA simulation on plastic/hyper elastic, non- linear static & dynamic structural analysis and he provides solutions on product requirements including complex multi domain issues.

Mr. Mrityunjoy Mahato
Associate Manager
Lead E&I, CH2 & Peripherals, HZL

Mrityunjoy is an Electronics & Telecommunication Engineer at HZL and working in Commissioning of Hydro2 projects at Chanderiya. He has worked as Instrumentation Shift In Charge and as Area In Charge of Cellhouse2. Mrityunjoy has also worked in Automation Projects like ITMS 1.0, ITMS 2.0, GPS Integration, etc.

Mr. Prabhanshu Khare
In charge, Automation Plant
HZL, Chanderiya

Mr. Khare is an Electronics & Instrumentation Engineer. He Joined in the year 2007 and started his career as Shift engineer.Currently looking after ISF E&I plant of Vedanta at Chaderia. He has played a key role in various projects including DCS commissioning Furnace automatic level measurement.

Ms. Surbhi Jain
Pyrotech, Udaipur

Contact Us


City Office: C/O J.K. Cement Ltd. Hill Villa Annexe Opp. Hilltop Palace Hotel, Ambavgarh, Udaipur – 313001 Rajasthan
Campus Office: Sir Padampat Singhania University, Bhatewar, Udaipur-313 601 Rajasthan

Download Brochure