Inaugural Session


 
 
Maneesh Prasad
CEO & Editor
Telematics Wire
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Bhim Wadhwa
President
All India Motor Transport Congress
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Keynote Speaker


 
Alex Jeng
Ex-Vice Chairman & Board of Director
Taiwan Telematics Industry Association
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Mr. Jeng graduated(MSEE) in New York State University, USA.
He gained working experiences on PC Design, ASIC Design, Communication and Multimedia with Micronics Inc. and Actiontec Inc.
in Silicon Valley for more than 10 years.

In 2000-2016, He joined MSI(Taiwan) to lead the M/B, Server and Consumer Product division separately. He has heavily involved in functions like ICT product development, Market Strategy, OEM/ODM Partnership and Business Development as Vice President.

In 2007, MSI acquired FUNTORO which is the Innovation Leader and Top Brand in Vehicle Infotainment and Telematics. Alex is President of FUNTORO until 2016.

 
 
K.K. Gandhi
Executive Director (Tech.)
Society of Indian Automobile
Manufactures (SIAM)
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Kapil Mahajan
Chief Information Officer
Safexpress
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A recognized technology leader known for sharp technical acumen and for crafting requisite strategic vision to achieve business goals. Kapil Mahajan has expertise in management of complex IT setups and has been instrumental in setting up of digital practice across verticals for big global clients. Having over 16 years of experience in IT Industry with over 7 years of experience abroad including USA, Europe and South East Asia. Has managed accounts comprising of over 300+ IT professionals in India and abroad. Currently serving as a CIO for Safexpress Pvt Ltd in logistics space and before that served with IBM for over 13 years in India and abroad. Kapil Mahajan has extensive experience in managing and driving the data warehousing/data analytics/CRM/Mobility/Digital projects with international clients with expertise in managing complex vendor partner setups. In his years in IT Kapil has managed Global Platinum programs in multiple industries including Group Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Finance/Banking domains for fortune 500 companies like PRUDENTIAL GI (NJ, US), SHELL (UK), AIRBUS (France), AMERICAN EXPRESS (US, India), EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE (UK), Development Bank of Singapore (DBS), PFIZER (NYC, US).

 
Karan Kumar Anand
Deputy Managing Director
HELLA India Automotive
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A Qualified Mechanical Engineer with Diploma in Management.
Having over 33 Years of Industrial Experience in Electro-Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics & Electronics & Automotive Industry.
Started Career in 1984 with Public Sector Telecom Co. M/s. Indian Telephone Industries Ltd. Worked with them for 7 Yrs (1984-1991).
Worked as Works Manager with M/s. Ranutrol Limited manufacturer of controls for Ref. & Air – conditioning for 5 Yrs (1991-1996).
Worked for 2 Yrs as Manager (Engg.) with Electronics Component Manufacturing Co. M/s. Salora International Ltd. (a unit of M/s. Matsushita Electric Co.).
Worked as Head (Quality & Productivity) with M/s. Telemecanique & controls, manufacturer of controls & Switchgear Products for 3 yrs.
Worked for 3 years as General Manager (works) with Sumitomo Wiring Systems Indian JV Company viz., Sumi Motherson Group, manufacturing Wiring Harness connectors, Terminals & various Auto -components.
(2001-2004) Handled, Northern Operations of M/s. Pricol Limited for over 8 years. Company was engaged in manufacturing Automotive Electrical & Electronics Assemblies like Instruments Clusters Assys. Sensors, Valves, Oil-Pumps, Vehicle Monitoring & Security Systems & other Automotive Accessories, established 2 Green-field Plants in Uttaranchal & handled the operations for 3 units. (2004-2012) Currently, managing the operations of Hella India Automotive, engaged in Design & Manufacturing of Electronics Assemblies like Body Control Modules, Remote Access Keys, Accelerator Pedal Sensors, Climate Sensors, Actuators, Horns, Switches & DC-DC Converter, Smart Mode Light.

 

Lead Talk


Dr. Madhusudan Joshi
Assistant General Manager
International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT)
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Umesh Madhyan
National Head-Logistics
Coca Cola
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Subbaramu Gundurao
General Manager
Robert Bosch
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Panelists


 
Dr. Ravinder S Minhas
Deputy Chief General manager(PR)
Delhi Transport Corporation
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Dr. Ravinder Singh Minhas has 30 years of experience in Planning, Operation and Management of Urban Transport in Delhi and presently he is working with Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) as the Dy.Chief General Manager (Traffic & Public Relations) & Spokesperson of DTC. He has done M.Sc., MBA, PG Diploma in Public Relations & Advertisement, M.Phil in (Management) and Doctor of Philosophy, PhD in (Management). He also successfully completed one year “Leaders Programme in Transport Planning and Management” organized by MoUD, World Bank and CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He has the ground level experience of over 1.5 years in operationalizing and monitoring the first BRT corridor in Delhi. He also worked on deputation to DIMTS Ltd., a Joint Venture of Government of NCT of Delhi& IDFC Limited, as Assistant General Manager (BRT/HCBS).

 
V Nagaraja Rao
Head – Stores & Logistics
Ashok Leyland
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Swadesh Srivastava
Director - Automation & Vehicle Design
Flipkart
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Subrat Kar
Professor
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
IIT Delhi
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Subrat Kar graduated with Honours in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani in 1987. He holds a Doctoral Degree in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1991). He has been with the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste as a Post-Doctoral Fellow (1991-1994). Presently he is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi where he is also the Ram and Sita Sabnani Chair Professor.
His research areas are in optical communication, switching, access technologies, telecom protocols, embedded systems and high speed networks. As a member of the Optoelectronics and Optical Communication research group, he works in the area of non-linear optical CDMA networks, free-space optical communication (ground-satellite and inter-satellite) and in ultra-fast optical LSI and fault-tolerant integrated optical switching architectures. His interests also involve formalisms in embedded system design, hardware-software co-design, telecom protocol design and verification tools for telecommunication protocols. He has designed and holds patents in the field of large-scale sensor networks, routing algorithms, macro languages, large scale repository design for sensor data and localization issues in sensor networks.

 
 
 
Mohit Mehrotra
Vice President and Business Head
Omnicomm
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Mohit Mehrotra is the Vice President and Business Head of Omnicomm India and South Asia.
Headquartered in Moscow, Omnicomm is the global technology leader in precision fuel sensing and analytics. With an installed base of 0.8 million fuel sensors across 108 countries, thousands of large global businesses rely on Omnicomm fuel sensors for accurate real time fuel management.
Mohit brings 22 years of experience scaling business and organizations across Enterprise IT and Smart cities. Prior to joining Omnicomm, he led Cisco’s smart city managed services and Solution support services business at Cisco APAC & EMEA. A post graduate of Indian Institute of management Lucknow, Mohit is an engineer and design thinking expert.

 
Srini Racha
Manager - Connected Vehicle & Services
Ford Motor Company
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Srini has been in the automotive industry for over 23 years. He worked for GM for 7 years and more than 15 years at Ford. Srini has a Masters in Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Wayne State University in the United States. He now serves in the role of a Manager for Connected Vehicles & Services department for Asia Pacific region. Srini has a couple of patents – one in the area of smart mobility and the other in Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

 

 
Dr Kabir Rustogi
Principal Data Scientist
Delhivery
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Kabir works as an Operational Research specialist in the Data Science team at Delhivery.
The main focus of his work is to mathematically model Delhivery's distribution network and to develop solution methodologies to ensure the network is optimized to meet desired service levels at the minimum cost.
Formerly, he was a Senior Lecturer of Operational Research in the Department of Mathematical Sciences of the University of Greenwich, London, UK. He received his PhD from Greenwich in 2013 for his work on machine scheduling, which also won him the prestigious O.R. Society Best PhD Award in the United Kingdom. His work has appeared in several high impact journals and was recently published as a book by Springer UK titled "Scheduling with Time-Changing Effects and Rate-Modifying Activities". His previous degrees include an MSc in Operational Research from the University of Edinburgh and a BTech in Engineering Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

 
Sakshi Vij
Founder & CEO
Myles
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When India was still grappling with the question of women security, one woman was quietly working towards a solution that’d put the raging debate to rest. Meet Ms. Sakshi Vij, Founder & CEO of Myles, India’s first self-drive service that allows women to take charge of the wheel and hit the road without owning a car. Sakshi can be credited with introducing this novel concept in India when renting and driving a car was a rare feat. Her in-depth knowledge of the industry was her strength as she conceived the brand and took it upon herself to see it rise to great heights – Myles has grown its car fleet from just 14 cars to over 1,200 today. Its cars are also present at 250 locations across 21 Indian cities. The brand is now the fastest growing self-drive mobility brand in the category thanks to her vision and consistent efforts.
At Myles, Sakshi adeptly multitasks and oversees cash flow management, product vision, team building, investor management, brand management and corporate development. Her educational background and professional engagements have paved the way for a successful stint with Myles. This woman entrepreneur holds a PG Diploma from SP Jain Centre of Management, and MDP (Customer Relationship Management) and GMP (Luxury Management) from IIM Ahmedabad.
Under Sakshi’s guidance and leadership, both CIPL and Myles have been actively expanding their online business along with a slew of new initiatives that are creating benchmarks in the field of customer service. Apart from her go-getter approach, Sakshi is known for her amicable attitude where she can switch from the role of a boss to a friend to mentor new professionals through their journey in the organisation.

 

 
Dr Kamal Soi
Member at National Road Safety Council
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
Government of India
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Sourabh Jha
Head - Products & Platforms
KPIT Technologies
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Ambrish Tandon
Sr. Manager-Highway Retailing & Loyalty Cards
HPCL
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