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IITD Industry Day 2018 and "Smart Manufacturing" Thematic Sessions

Smart Manufacturing

The “Digital” storm and the manufacturing world is agog with the rapid changes that are transforming the international manufacturing scenario. Technology is forcing huge disruptions in the classical models of global commerce. India being one of the biggest markets in the world with an equally strong bedrock of potential in manufacturing, cannot stay aloof from these winds of change which are forcing readjustment of the sails elsewhere.

Samarth Udyog is an initiative by the Government of India that bridges the awareness and actual technology gap to enable Indian companies to participate and play an important role on the global stage of manufacturing. To strengthen the ‘Make in India’  eco-system with adoption of smart technologies, Industry and IIT Delhi have created a Special Purpose Vehicle, called the Foundation for Smart Manufacturing (FSM) to take the emerging wave of Smart Technologies and adapt it with relevance to the needs of grass root manufacturing in MSME and talent incubators in Educational and Vocational Institutes.


IIT Delhi, a pioneer institute leading excellence in engineering education & research organized the annual Industry Day, inviting Industry, Technologists, Consultants, Researchers and alike for interface with the best in Industry and Education

This years’ theme was “Smart Manufacturing”, with Live Demos those of Smart Factory Modules assembled / developed at
“FSM” IITD-AIA Foundation for Smart Manufacturing

Some of the marquee Industry participants were
TCS, IBM, JCB, Ansys, AMAT, Tata Chemicals, UTStar, Maruti Suzuki, TEVA & others
Chief Guest : Mr. R. C. Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki



Smart Manufacturing Thematic Session – I
Overview of Smart Manufacturing activities at IIT Delhi – Prof. Sunil Jha, IIT Delhi
Addressing Challenges ahead of Samarth Udyog,Mr. Raj Singh Rathee, Managing Director, Kuka India Pvt Ltd.
Panel Discussion - Moderator - Anup Wadhwa, Director, Automation Industry Association
Ms. Ritu Pande, Director, Department of Heavy Industry, Govt. of India
Mr. Arun Kapur, Chief Operating Officer, Luxor International Pvt Ltd.
Prof. Prem Vrat, Pro-Chancellor, Professor of Eminence and Chief Mentor, The NorthCap University
Mr. Sunil Mehta, General Manager, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Atul Bal, President, IITD Alumni Association
Q&A Session
Smart Manufacturing Demos
Smart Manufacturing Thematic Session – II
Leveraging Ecosystems for Smart Manufacturing in India– Mr. K Ananth Krishnan, EVP and CTO, Tata Consultancy Services
Intelligent Conveyor Technologies for Industry4.0 Factory– Mr. PV Sivaram, Chairman Emeritus, B&R Industrial Automation Pvt Ltd.
Smart Sensing Solutions for Samarth Udyog – Mr Ravi Agarwal, Managing Director, Pepperl+Fuchs Factory Automation Pvt Ltd.
Unlock the potential of Physical & Digital Convergence using IOT & AR – Mr Dhirendra Kulkarni, Technical Sales Director, PTC India
Q&A Sessions

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Earlier Event: July 25
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