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India Automation Technology Fair 2013


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.

Friday, 1st Feb, 2013

Mr. Darryl Dasilva
Messe München India

Mr. Armin Wittmann

India Automation Technology Fair & Innovation Exchange - Engine for Sustainable Growth
Mr. K Nandakumar
Automation Industry Association (AIA)

Innovation Exchange – a springboard for new Solutions
Mr. B R Mehta
Reliance Industries

Mr. U S Deshmukh
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)

Mr. Raghavendra Rao
Frost & Sullivan

Project Management and Risk Mitigation practices and its impact on Control Systems Integrators
Mr. P Mahajan
Engineers India Ltd (EIL)

The changing face of Engineering Sector and its impact on Industrial Automation
Mr. V P Raman
Mott MacDonald

Mr. Ram Keswani
Vivekananda Education Society

AIA Panel Discussion

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


Mr Nitin Nair
Automotive Sector and Industry Head (Automotive)
Siemens Ltd


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

Exhibitor Workshop

Digital Factory
by Siemens

Innovative Ultrasonic flow measurment technology for city gas distrubution
by Chemtrols & Sick

Saturday, 2nd Feb, 2013

Exhibitor Presentation

Designing Machines that are Modular and Safe
by B & R Automation

Enable Smart, Safe and Sustainable Manufacturing Solutions through Automation
by Rockwell Automation

Future Trends in Industrial Networking
by Rockwell Automatio

Safety Instrumented Systems & the use of Wireless technology
by Emerson Process Management

“Power of Integrated Manufacturing Operations” – Case study
by Axcend Automatio

AIA Panel Discussion - Effective Management of Industrial Automation


Ms. Uma Balakrishnan,  
Managing Director & CEO, Axcend Automation & Software
Executive Council Member, Automation Industry Association


Mr. Atul Modi, 
Global Lead & Engg. Proj Mgr – Controls & Automation,
Unilever Engineering Services (UEns)

Mr. Don Roberts, 
Principal Partner
Exotek LLC

Mr. Vishal Mehta
Country Head for Advanced Engineering
KBR Inc.

    Sunday, 3rd Feb, 2013

    AIA Panel Discussion: Competency building and Employability


    Mr. Aniruddha Khekale, 
    Group Director (Human Resource)
    Emerson Process Management India


    Mr. Vikas Prakash Singh
    Professor of Economics and Energy Management
    Great Lakes Institute of Energy Management and Research Gurgaon.

    Mr Vijay A Jadhwani
    Chief Executive Officer
    Vivekanand Education Society

    Mr. Nirmit Parekh
    Managing Director & CEO
    Three P Consultants

    Non -Exhibitor Presentation

    Preparing for Industry Oriented Training
    Mr. Deepak Makhijani

    "Striving for Excellence"
    Dr. T Asokan
    AIA - IIT Madras Automation Centre of Excellence