Hon'ble Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Government of India
Shri Som Parkash (72) is the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry in Government of India. He is a Member of Parliament of India (Lok Sabha) representing Hoshiarpur Parliamentary Constituency (Punjab). He hasbeen an elected member of Legislative Assembly of State of Punjab for two consecutive terms representing Phagwara Assembly Constituency. He hasa Masters degree in Economics from prestigious Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Before joining politics, Shri Som Parkash served as a Member of coveted Indian Administrative Service and held various important administrative positions. During his 37 years of public service as bureaucrat, he served in various positions in various Departments of the Government of Punjab.
Shri Som Parkash has his wife Mrs. Anita and two sons in his family. His wife Smt. Anita is a social worker who has been continuously working towards social upliftment of various underprivileged sections of the society. She also helps her husband in her political activities, particularly related to his Parliamentary Constituency. His elder son is a businessman and younger son is a practicing doctor.
GUESTS OF HONOR
Lokayukta, Upa-Lokayukta Maharashtra
Mr. Bhatia is an Indian Administrative Service officer of 1985 batch who has served at various levels of the state and central governments in India. Prior to assuming the post of Upa-Lokayukta, mr. Bhatia was the Chairman of Mumbai Port Trust, Vice Chaiman and Managing Director of CIDCO where he was the pioneer in planning the development of New Towns, Airport and Metro in Navi Mumbai. He has also served as Commissioner, Sales Tax, Managing Director of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co, Director, Heavy Industries, Central Government, Collector, Gadchiroli, & CEO, ZP, Solapur.
Director, MSME Development Institute
Mr. Parlewar has rich experience of more than 32 years in the MSME development sector in various states including Gujarat, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Delhi. He has expertise in Cluster Development, SEZ Act, Foreign Trade Policy and Quality Management System and has published papers at National and International levels.
Jt. CEO (Special Projects), Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), Mumbai Government of Maharashtra
Mr. Amgothu Sri Ranga Naik, an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer of the 2009 batch belonging to the Maharashtra cadre, has served the country and nation for about 12 years.
He has worked as Sub-Divisional Magistrate Ahmednagar, Chief Executive Officer – ZP Nandurbar, Collector – Jalna and Gadchiroli, Commissioner – Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
He currently holds the position of Jt. CEO (Special Projects) in Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation at Mumbai where he also holds charge of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor. Additionally, he is the Managing Director of Aurangabad Industrial Township Limited.
VP & MD, Emerson Automation Solution
Anil Bhatia is the Vice President and Managing Director for Emerson Automation Solutions India business since February 2017, based at the headquarters in Mumbai. In his current role, Anil drives growth for multiple business groups, focusing on providing process automation solutions across industries, with major focus on digital transformation. He is championing the campaign on diversity and inclusion for the organization in India.
Anil began his career with Emerson in 1995, and moved to international assignments from 1997 – 2005, operating out of various world areas including Dubai, Austin, TX, USA and United Kingdom. He relocated back to India in 2005 moving into a senior Project Management and Operations leadership role. After five years of growing the Systems & Solutions Operations business, Anil took over the Power and Water Business in India. In 2015 Anil then moved out to run the Power Business Operations for complete Asia Pacific operating from Mumbai.
Anil is currently the board member of IIT-Washington University, also a member of the MBA Strategic Advisory Board of John M. Olin School of Business Washington University in St. Louis, USA and is actively engaged with various industry bodies like USISPF, IHS Markit and ISA Delhi. Anil is a regular speaker on digital transformation and process automation in various industrial forums and has published several technical articles on this topic.
Anil has completed his Graduation in Instrumentation Engineering from University of Pune. He lives in Mumbai with his wife and son.
Sr. VP & Head – Industry 4.0, Aditya Birla Group
Mr. Bangdiwala is a seasoned professional having a dynamic career of nearly 29 years in IT/ITES and management consulting, spanning roles such as Head of Business Development, COO, and SBU head. Associated with Aditya Birla Group's IT and Innovation leadership team, he is leading initiatives in Innovation, & start-up ecosystem. Currently heading ABG-wide transformation programs in Industrial 4.0 and incubating new digital platform-based businesses. He has played a key role in incubating and advising new digital ventures like Online Fashion, Payment Bank and in heading the PMO for the Go-to-market transformation for Aditya Birla Capital.
MD, Yokogawa India
Armed with a rich experience of over two and a half decades in the process automation industry, Mr. Nath has a dedicated and proactive approach to adding value that positions him and his company with a reputation for going the extra mile. He prides himself on being responsive to the business requirements of all Yokogawa clients to keep them ahead of their competition. Concern for the environment and responsibility towards society drive his business approaches, including extensive usage of disruptive digital technologies.
Managing Director & CEO and Member of the Board, thyssenkrupp Industries.
With extensive business experience across multiple sectors including mining, metals & mineral processing, oil and gas, renewable energy equipment, power equipment (production as well as T&D), engineered/capital goods, sugar, cement, and building materials, Mr. Bhatia is passionate about innovation and application of new technologies in the industry. He has driven digitalization and sustainability topics aggressively at tkII.
Senior General Manager, Schneider Electric
Mr. Panda has more than 25 years of experience with proven track record in New Product Industrialization, Supply chain management, Manufacturing technology management, Manufacturing excellence, Manufacturing Engineering and Industrial deployment. Currently working as Head Of Industrialization in the Electrical and Electronic industry.
Vice President & Head- Smart Manufacturing, Reliance Industries
N C Chakrabarti, a data enthusiast and emerging technology leader, has 27+ years of professional experience in different roles in multiple domains and geographies. Worked in different profiles in multiple organizations in downstream O&G, Chemical industries in the areas of operation, process optimization, automation, APC, MES, Information Technology services. As Vice President, he is currently leading smart manufacturing, the futuristic technology initiatives at Reliance Industries Limited. Accelerating digital transformation in manufacturing, leveraging IIoT, Robotics, Mobility applications, predictive and prescriptive analytics. NC is alumni of Calcutta university and IIT Kharagpur.
Managing Director, TUV India
Mr. Bhuptani 22 years’ worth of experience in variousn executive positions with wide-ranging responsibilities in management, as a director, and in the operational management of technical services, system certification, product certification and testing. He particularly focuses on the geographical expansion of the business, strategic and profitable growth, the development of new products, international tie-ups, building competent technical and managerial resources and diversification.
Director - Consulting Services. Global Strategy, Sales and Operations, Hitachi Vantara
Mr. Danani brings about 20+ years of industry experience working with many top organizations like Mahindra, BMGI, Wipro, IBM, Cisco, KPMG and now Hitachi. He has worked with Consulting and Technology companies and led multiple roles in the tenure. From being part of a Marketing, Sales, Business Development to setting up IOT Practice to now also working with the Global Strategy and Operations team to enable them to grow business multi fold. He brings the business understanding and his broad Technology understanding to help clients implement Digital transformation. He has also worked with start-ups as an advisory to enable them on sales and expansion strategy.
Partner, Ernst & Young
With 20+ years of Technology leadership in organisations like IBM, Deloitte, Accenture, Mphasis (Now HP) and LogicaCMG. A rich demonstrated history of leading Technology Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Complex large scale Implementation programs in the technology and consulting industry. Skilled in Digital Transformation, M&A Due Diligence, Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Migration, Big Data, AI, DevOps, Global Delivery, IT Strategy and Management. Strong Digital CXO Advisory Exposure in Banking, Telecom and Retail industries.
Chairman & Managing Director, Chemtrols Industries
In his highly successful career spanning nearly 5 decades, he has worked in functions as diverse as refinery operations, process engineering, project management, sales and marketing, strategic planning, business development, finance and corporate management. Over the years, Mr. Nandakumar set up several diversified and Joint Venture companies. Mr. Nandakumar is Awarded Doctorate in Business Project Management by European Continental University in the year 2017.
DGM - Manufacturing Technology & Process Development Schneider Electric
Mr. Solanki is a techno-managerial engineer with over 18+ years of hands-on experience in the field of technical and commercial management of product development, manufacturing technology development, leading cross-functional/ multi-location teams and technology transfer; devising and implementing strategies for new product development and management of existing product portfolio.
Regional COE Head – Digital Manufacturing, TATA Technologies
With extensive 27 years of core Industry experience, Mr. Shukla is responsible for architecting Digital solution for all manufacturing industry prominent challenges using Cutting Edge Technology – Lean, AR/VR, AI/ML, Robotics & IIOT in accordance with Industry 4.0 Journey Road map enabling operational and process Excellence. He has led multiple Digital Twin transformation programs in the areas of NPD, Operational Efficiency, NPI Engineering processes, Supply Chain & Operations excellence across industries.
Sr. Director - Manufacturing, Sanofi
Mr. Dharwadkar has 30 years of strong experience in enhancing the production process operations, optimize resource & capacity utilization, escalate productivity & operational efficiencies across pharmaceutical industry.
He has contributed significantly in identification & implementation new business developmentopportunities in Pharma OTC & Consumer health care segment in India, Japan, South east Asia & Korea. This also covered establishing Supply & quality contracts & setting up sustainable commercial conditions for new businesses
Senior Manager – IIoT Business Development, m2nxt – A BFW Subsidiary
Srihari has close to a decade of experience in the Industrial IoT domain with a strong understanding of OT & IT in manufacturing. He is presently driving the IIoT Business at m2nxt with smart manufacturing solutions by IRIS. IRIS is designed and developed from a single integrated solution with a secure, robust, and cloud-based infrastructure.