IAMOT 2019 | 28th International Conference on Management of Technology
(April 07th - April 11th 2019)

National Institute of Industrial Engineering

Panel Discussion
8th April 2019

Emerging Technologies and Innovations ad Engines of Growth

Dr. David Bennett

Guest Professor, Chalmers University of Technology Emeritus Professor, Aston University Chartered Engineer (UK)

Guest Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Technology Management and Economics, and Emeritus Professor at Aston University. Independent consultant in technology and operations management. Editor of "Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management" (JMTM) from 1990 to 2014. Formerly Professor of Technology Management at Aston Business School, Aston University before retiring from this full-time appointment in March 2011. Adjunct Professor with the University of South Australia Business School from 1994 to 2017. Main teaching activity has been in international operations and technology management / technology transfer. Areas of consulting and ongoing research interests are concerned with issues related to operations systems design for manufacturing, management of technology and the transfer of technology between industrialised and developing countries, especially in the Asian region.

Mr. Ashish Bhat

Executive Vice President at Siemens Ltd India

Mr. Ashish heads the Digital Factory Division of Siemens India comprising Factory Automation, Motion Control, Control Products and Industry Services. Prior to this, he was the head of Process Industries & Drives and Digital Factory divisions in Thailand. He also spent a few years as the Head of the Industry Automation division for the ASEAN Cluster. Ashish was also responsible for Automation and instrumentation Business Units based in Australia between 1998 and 2011.With an industry experience of over 30 years, his expertise spans strategic planning, controlling and portfolio management of Industry with specialised expertise in the Industrial Automation portfolio, market development and channel development. He is a Bachelor of Engineering - Electronics and Communications from Birla Institute of Technology and has undertaken Post Graduate studies in Economic Decision making, Marketing and Organisational Theory (Part of Deakin University Australia MBA study programme). Ashish also had other useful stints at Rolls Royce Industrial Power, Australia, and Cegelec India.

Panel Discussion
10th April, 2019

Role of Policies that Drive Innovation Adoption and Diffusion for Sustainable Growth

Dr. Anupam Agnihotri

Director, Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre, Nagpur

Dr. Anupam Agnihotri is the Director, Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre, Nagpur. Dr. Agnihotri possesses Graduate Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and Post Graduate & Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering from the Visveswaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur. Dr. Agnihotri was deeply involved in research activities on Aluminium technology related to energy audit, environmental monitoring, modernization programs, low cost material alternatives etc. He is presently involved in national level projects such as Development of Super Thermal Aluminium Conductor, Perform Achieve & Trade studies and is associated with the DRDO’s ambitious project on indigenization of Aluminium Alloys

Dr. B. Ravi

Institute Chair Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay

Dr. B. Ravi is a product of three well known institutions: NIT Rourkela where he did his B.E. in 1986, IISc Bangalore for Masters and Ph.D., and IIT Bombay, where he is Institute Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Prof. Ravi works in two areas: metal casting and medical devices and heads the twin labs of E-Foundry and Biomedical Engineering & Technology incubation Centre. He has developed several novel technologies such as design for castability, rapid tooling, 3D printed medical models and Cloud-based simulation. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, such as DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Gold Medal- twice, and his book: ‘Made in My India: The Past, Present and Future of Indian Manufacturing Industry’, received an award by then-Prime Minister Shri A.B. Vajpayee in 2003

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