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Innovation Exchange highlights at IATF 2013

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The Innovation Exchange Programmes at IATF 2013 were spread over all 3 days, giving importance to different facets of the automation sector. The inaugural session saw eminent leaders come together and share their vision for automation industry being a catalyst for the growth of Indian economy. Day 1 and Day 2 panel discussions highlighted technical themes that made an impact on project success and sustainability. Day 3 was about innovation at the grassroots, with focus on SMEs and young people.

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Program Details

Friday, 1st Feb, 2013

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Mr. Darryl Dasilva CEO – MMI India
Mr. Armin Wittmann Exhibition Group Director, Automatica
Mr. K Nandakumar President, AIA India Automation Technology Fair
& Innovation Exchange - Engine for Sustainable Growth
Mr. B R Mehta Sr. Vice President – Reliance Industries Innovation Exchange – a springboard for new Solutions
Mr. U S Deshmukh Group General Manager, ONGC
Mr. Raghavendra Rao Vice-President – Frost & Sullivan
Mr. P Mahajan Director (Technical) – Engineers India Ltd Project Management and Risk Mitigation practices and its impact on Control Systems Integrators
Mr. V P Raman President, ISA District -14 & Director, Mott MacDonald The changing face of Engineering Sector and its impact on Industrial Automation
Mr. Ram Keswani Chairman – Vivekananda Education Society

AIA Panel Discussion - Sustainable growth and competitiveness of plant investments through holistic automation deployment: Opportunities, Challenges and Impact on Manufacturing”


  • Mr. Somnath Bhattacharya, Dy. Geberal Manager: Engineering – Eisenmann India
  • Mr.Anant M. Khond, General Manager: Paintshop – Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd.
  • Mr Aiyappan Ramamurthi,Technical Director, Siemens PLM – India
  • Mr Rajiv Mandke, RMM Consultants
  • Moderator - Mr Nitin Nair, AIA Facilitator, Automotive Sector and Industry Head (Automotive), Siemens Ltd

Exhibitor Workshop - Siemens -  Digital Factory

Exhibitor Presentation by Chemtrols & Sick - Innovative Ultrasonic flowmeasurment technology for city gas distrubution

Saturday, 2nd Feb, 2013

Exhibitor Presentation - B & R AutomationDesigning Machines that are Modular and Safe

AIA Panel Discussion - Effective Management of Industrial Automation


  • Mr. Atul Modi, Global Lead & Engg. Proj Mgr – Controls & Automation, Unilever Engineering Services (UEns), Mumbai
  • Mr. Don Roberts, Principal Partner at Exotek LLC
  • Mr. Vishal Mehta, Country Head for Advanced Engineering, KBR Inc.
  • Moderator - Ms. Uma Balakrishnan, Executive Council Member, AIA and Managing Director & CEO of Axcend Automation & Software

Exhibitor Presentation - Rockwell Automation

  • Enable Smart, Safe and Sustainable Manufacturing Solutions through Automation
  • Future Trends in Industrial Networking

Exhibitor Presentation - Emerson Process Management

  • Safety Instrumented Systems & the use of Wireless technology

Exhibitor Presentation - Axcend Automation

  • “Power of Integrated Manufacturing Operations” – Case study

Sunday, 3rd Feb, 2013

AIA Panel Discussion - Competency building and Employability


  • Mr. Vikas Prakash Singh, Professor of Economics and Energy Management – Great Lakes Institute of Energy Management and Research Gurgaon.
  • Mr. Nirmit Parekh, Managing Director & CEO – Three P Consultants Pvt. Ltd
  • Mr Vijay A Jadhwani, CEO, Vivekanand Education Society
  • Moderator - Mr. Aniruddha Khekale, Group Director – Human Resource- Emerson Process Management India

Non -Exhibitor Presentation - "Striving for Excellence"  -  Dr. T Asokan, AIA - IIT Madras Automation Centre of Excellence

Non -Exhibitor Presentation - "Preparing for Industry Oriented Training"  -  Mr. Deepak Makhijani

AIA Awards

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