Program Schedule
8:45 – 9:30 Delegate Registration, Tea & Refreshments
9:30 – 9:55 Welcome Note and Ceremonial Lighting of the Lamp

Keynote Address :

“Virtual Reality a key to enabling innovation and efficiency”

Mr. M. M. Singh, C. O. O. Maruti Suzuki

9:55 – 10:15 Opening Remarks

“Designing the future of AR and VR in the manufacturing space – Where we are now and where we are going with this technology?”

  • Mr. Kaushik Madhavan, Director, Mobility Practice (Automotive & Transportation), Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, Frost & Sullivan
  • Shujat Mirza, UAE Chapter President, The VRAR Association
10:15 – 10:30 Setting the tone

“The role of simulated environments for Design and Manufacturing – What can be learnt from the early adopters to avoid mistakes and overcome challenges”

  • Mr. Hemanth Satyanarayana, Imaginate
10:30 – 10:50 Tea Break
Session I: Concept and Product Design
10:50 – 11:40 VR reduces Time to Market

  • Mr. C. V. Joshi – Program Manager KBE & Digital Product Development systems – Tata Motors
  • Mr. Rajesh Sharma, Head Technology – Fiat India Automobile Pvt Limited
  • Mr. Saurabh Singh – DGM- Design Studio, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd

Other panelists are drawn from OEM, Academicians and Technology Providers

Q & A / Interaction with Panel

Session II : Virtual Build
11:45 – 12:35 VR helps reduce Cost to Build

  • Dr. Siva Sankar R , Manager, GMS – PTME – Ford Motor Company
  • Mr. Ajay Holey, Technical Specialist, Manufacturing Systems  – John Deere Technology Centre.
  • Mr. Vipin Sharma – Deputy Manager , VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Joint Venture)
  • Mr. Sundarram Srinivasan, Managing Director, Lincoln Electric Company (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Q & A / Interaction with Panel

Session III : Virtual Maintenance
12:40 – 13:30 VR helps reduce costs for deployment, knowledge disbursement, reachability and maintainability study

  • Mr. Harshal Sawant – Head of Learning and Development (for India Operations), Altran Technologies
  • Sridhar Sunkad, Managing Director, EON Reality
  • Dr. Dattatray Parle, Technology Expert, Ex Infosys

Other panelists are drawn from OEM, Technology provider and System Integrator.

Q & A / Interaction with Panel

13:30 – 14:30 Networking Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:00 Special program 
Session IV : Technology Presentations
15:00 – 15:50 Advancement of VR and AR Technologies (Sponsor Presentations)
15:50 – 16:15 Tea Break
CxO Panel Discussion
16:15 – 17:15 Virtualization a Keystone in Industry 4.0 – CxO Panel discussion

  • Mr. M. M. Singh, C. O. O. Maruti Suzuki
  • Mr. Steven Woolley, CTO, Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited
  • Dr. C. Siva Shankara Bharathy -FusionVR, Founder & COO, GISR (Global Institute for Stereovision and Research)
  • *Mr. Faisal Siddiqui, Country Manager, HTC

CxO Level panelists drawn from Automotive and Aerospace OEM & Technology providers.

17:15 – 18:00 Demo Sessions, Stall Visits & Networking
18:00 – 18:15 Felicitation of panelists and Vote of Thanks
18:15 – 21:30 Networking Cocktails and Dinner