Design & Engineering Summit 2019

Welcome Address: Inaugural

Ajay Prabhu, COO – QuEST Global and Chair, NASSCOM Engineering Council
Exchange of MoU between Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM and Gaurav Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary at Govt of Karnataka
Closing Address by – Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Govt of Karnataka

Session I: Opening Keynote: What not to Miss at the conference

Speaker: Karthikeyan Natarajan, Senior VP & Global Head – Integrated Engineering Solutions at Tech Mahindra and Summit Chair, NASSCOM Design & Engineering Summit

Session I: Opening Keynote :Emergence of India as an Innovation Hub

Speaker: Dr.Tessy Thomas, DG AERO, DRDO

Session II: The Leader’s Talk :Together Towards Tomorrow: Co-Creating a USD 100 Billion Industry by 2025

Speakers:Aravind Melligeri, CEO, Aequs
Karl Weiss, CTO, Caterpillar

Moderator: Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM

Session III: Panel Discussion : Workforce 4.0: A building block for an effective Eco-System

Speakers: Supria Dhanda, VP, Western Digital
Divya Nanavaty, Head, India Knowledge Center, United Airlines
R. K. Shenoy, Senior Vice President Embedded Solutions, Robert Bosch Engineering
Moderator: Karthikeyan Natarajan, Senior VP & Global Head – Integrated Engineering Solutions at Tech Mahindra

Session IV: Short Talk
Moving from Trend Watching to Trend Setting

Speakers:  Sri Krishnan, SVP, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions

Session V: Mash-Up Short Talk
Rejuvenating Telecoms with 5G

Speaker:Aloknath De, CTO, Samsung R&D India


Panel Discussion 5G – The Y2K for the next decade?

Speakers: Aloknath De, CTO, Samsung R&D India
Jaiganesh Balakrishnan, Principal Architect, Texas Instruments
Moderator: Rajan Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India

Session VI: Disruptor Byte
A Powerful Success Story of an Innovator

Speaker: Kiran Nataraj, CEO, Shopworx (Entrib Analytics Technology Pvt. Ltd.)


Session VII: The Summit Fireside Chat Crystal gazing the Electric, Autonomous, and Shared Future

Speaker: Dirk Walliser, SVP, R&D, ZF Group
Nishant Batra, CTO, Veoneer

Session VIII: Guest Keynote Applications and New Opportunities in Digital

Speaker:Dr. Shinya Ishida, Project Leader R&D, DENSO Corporation, Japan

Session IX: Leader’s Talk Smart Factories: Connecting People, Processes and Machines

Speaker:Alexander Klotz, Vice President – Head of Development Center Automotive, Continental
Hirren Turakhia, Sr. Vice President and Global Head, ERS Industrial, HCL Technologies
Moderator: Srikanth Gopalakrishnan, Senior Vice President, Intelligent Asset Management, SAP

Session X: Short Keynote Use Case: EVs and Scaling up in the Face of Slowdown

Speaker:Naveen Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Eco Group

Session XI: Short KeynoteClean Tech – Emission-Less, Economic, Accessible

Speaker:Joe Phelan, Director, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Session XII: Closing Keynote Design for Living Off the Planet

Speaker: Susmita Mohanty, CEO, Earth2Orbit


Ice Breaker Breakfast Roundtable

Journey of Engineering GCCs: Creating competitive advantage for Enterprise


Session XIII: Opening Session

Speaker:Terry Wohlers, President, Wohlers Associates


Immersive Tech: The World Beyond the Screen

Speaker:Avinash Changa, Founder, WeMakeVR


Session XIV: Disruptor Byte A Powerful Success Story of an Innovator

Speaker:Amardeep Sibia, Chairman, Advisory Board, SatSure


Session XV: Short Talk Brain Meets Brawn in the Edge Vs. Cloud Debate

Speaker:Padmanaban Sukhumaran, Executive Director, Multicloud Global Service Engineering, IBM


Session XVI: Panel Discussion Digitizing the Product Engineering Ecosystem

Speaker:Stefan Jockusch, VP Strategy, Siemens PLM Software
Guru Bhat, VP Engineering, PayPal
KR Sanjiv, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro
Moderator: Som Mittal, Former President & Chairman, NASSCOM and Senior Advisor, DENSO Corporation

Session XVII: Panel Discussion Enabling Intelligent Transportation & Logistics via IoT

Speaker:Nitesh Bansal, Global Head of Engineering, Infosys, Akihiko Iketani, Head of NEC Laboratories, India, Ashish Khushu, Chief Technology Officer, L&T
Moderator:Madhavan Satagopan, EVP, Office of Non Linear Strategies, Virtusa

Session XVIII: Panel Discussion Shared Mobility: Catalyzing New Ecosystems

Speaker:Stefan J: Yann Brillat-Savarin, EVP, Group Strategy, Faurecia
Pankaj Jhunja, Head of Mobility Innovation Hub, Tata Motors, Manu Saale, MD and CEO, Mercedes Benz R&D India

Moderator:Lakshminarayan M., Chairman, WABCO

Session XIX: Panel Discussion Co-creating an Agile Ecosystem of Sustainable Growth

Speaker:Sagar Apte, Founder, MyCarIQ
Krupalu Mehta, Co-Founder, Parallax
Raghav Parwal, Engineering Manager, Nymble
Sunil Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder, QNu Labs

Moderator: Ajay Prabhu, COO, QuEST Global


Session XX: Guest Keynote Collaborating for success of engineering for design for India

Speaker:Dr. Kota Harinarayana, Founder Chairman, General Aeronautics

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