Experts on 

Future Automation



Date: 22nd September 2021 | Time:  03.00 pm to 05.30 pm

Topic: Future Automation

Our society is moving towards a digitalised future. Increasing productivity and competitiveness requirements make digitalisation inevitable.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected enterprises across all industry ecosystems in a wide variety of ways. Businesses have been forced to move to an entirely/partly remote way of work in the year 2021 too. This shift has exposed the need for updated systems, including increased cybersecurity efforts and stronger, more sustainable networks. With every passing day, organizations are continuing their individual journeys aimed at bridging the gap between their pre COVID-19 plans and strategies and the unpredictable post-pandemic industry.

The convergence of information technology and operations technology (IT/OT convergence) is progressing rapidly as manufacturers realize it is key for successful digital transformation. Connectivity and/or convergence between OT and IT is essential for businesses to compete with the increasing demand for tighter integration and more information that leverages Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, 5G, cloud, edge, additive manufacturing, advanced analytics, digital twin, AI, AR/VR, AI, ML and other emerging technologies.

Remote operations require appropriate enabling technology for a connected and remote workforce, facilitate collaboration and reduce paperwork, provide secured access to information from anyone, anywhere, and support interactions with remote experts.

Edge computing platforms and applications continue to grow rapidly, but these often require support from corporate IT personnel with specialized skills to install, program, operate and support them. Cloud computing provides more flexibility and agility to deal with present and future economic and business uncertainties. It has become a business imperative.

5G means that services relying on advanced technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality  as well as cloud-based gaming platforms .  Complex machine learning applications relying on real-time access to Big Data sources can be conducted in the field, via automation.

Convergence between power and automation also provides an integrated, digitalized approach that increases interoperability and flexibility, reduces capex and opex expenditures, increases production efficiencies, decreases unscheduled downtime and improves overall profitability.

Our panel of experts will talk on more technologies that will impact  the industry in the years to come and followed by an interactive Q&A session.

  • Panelists will include DCS Manufacturers,Association,Consultants,IT,Users

  • Speaker information will follow

  • The invitation is open to CEOs, Vice President, Director, Head of Automation and Instrumentation

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To be successful with a Digital Transformation initiative, traditional SME businesses have to change their mindset to understand that legacy information and data must be converted from a physical hard copy format into a digital format. A new digital skillset is required to enable the Digitalization Process to integrate emerging Digital Technologies into everyday life. The good news is that there are a few successful Digital Transformation stories showing us how digitalization solutions work to target a new generation of digital users. These digital solutions include Uber for ordering taxis, Netflix for media streaming, AirB2B for booking accommodation, Deliveroo for ordering and delivery of meals, etc.


SME businesses don’t have to build their Digital Solutions from ground zero. Some successful Digital Solutions have had a comparative short start-up time to market. The important factor is that these successful companies have gained a clear mindset of their digital audience and understand how to apply the Digitalization Process in their digital solutions.

Past Participants: CEOs, Vice President, Director, Head of Automation and Instrumentation


Dr B. R. Mehta


Reliance Industies Limited

Mr Ganapathirman G

Vice President & GM (India & South East Asian Operations)

ARC  Advisory Group

Mr Anil Bhatia

Managing Director

Emerson Process Management

Mr Rajat Kishore


Managing Director

Schneider Electric ​Systems India Private Limited

Mr Ashish Gharpure
Vice President
Aker Solutions

Mr C. J. Iyer


Executive Director