Event Overview

Set to take place ahead of The Machinist Super Shopfloor Awards evening, the Tech in Manufacturing Conference will serve as a dynamic platform for industry leaders, innovators, and technology enthusiasts to explore the transformative power of technology in manufacturing.

The second edition of Tech in Manufacturing will revolve around the theme: From Design to Delivery: Traversing the Digital Landscape.

From digital design and prototyping to production and delivery to maintenance, the conference will highlight the transformative impact of technology at every stage.

A host of engaging keynote presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions revolving around the theme will be hosted throughout the conference. Apart from engaging deliberations, the conference will also offer networking opportunities for attendees to interact with esteemed guests, CIOs, and CTOs.


27th June, 2024

14:00 – 15:00
Registration & Networking Lunch for all the attendees
14:50 – 15:00
Emcee announcements
15:00 – 15:05
Lamp Lighting with key dignitaries
15:05 – 15:10
Welcome note
15:10 – 15:55
Smart Manufacturing Strategies: From Concept to Execution

This theme provides a comprehensive overview of smart manufacturing concepts, exploring strategies for implementation, integration, and optimization across the entire manufacturing value chain.


  • Satyabrata Satapathy, Co-Founder and Director, BonV Aero
  • Dinesh Arjun, Co-founder and CEO, Raptee
  • Rahul Sahai, CEO of Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited
  • Arun Kumar TM, Regional Director at Best Power Equipments
  • Vivek Raj, CEO - Telecom Grade FRP & ARP Business, Runaya
  • Praveen Mysore, Technical Director, Dassault Systèmes
  • C. Chandru, CEO, Smelters, Hindustan Zinc

Moderator: Prashant Bhingardeo, Director, Operations & Manufacturing Consulting, PwC India

15:55 – 16:40
Agile Manufacturing: Enabling a Seamless Transition

Explore how digital transformation is enabling manufacturers to adopt agile and flexible production processes, allowing for rapid customisation, quick adaptation to market changes, and efficient resource allocation.


  • Suraj Nair, Director, Technology and Center of Excellence Leader (IOT & Telematics), Quest Global
  • Aprit Bansal, Senior Vice President & Head of Technology and Product, DriveX
  • Rahul Kumar, Business Head ERP & HRMS, EMBEE Software
  • Akilur Rahman, CTO, Hitachi Energy India
  • Sonam Motwani, Founder & CEO, karkhana.io
  • Nikhil Ramaswamy, Founder, GTM, Sales, Investment, CynLr

Moderator: Pallab De, Partner and Leader, Operations & Manufacturing Consulting, A&D, PwC

16:40 – 16:45
Tea Break
16:45 – 17:30
Cybersecurity in the Industry: Safeguarding Manufacturing Assets in a Digital World

This theme addresses the critical importance of cybersecurity in manufacturing, discussing risk management strategies, threat detection technologies, and regulatory compliance measures to protect sensitive data and assets.


  • Thameem Kamaldeen, MD, Signalling and Infra, Alstom India
  • Rakesh Raghuvanshi, Founder and CEO, Sekel Technologies
  • Bhaktha Keshavachar, CEO & Founder, Chara Technologies
  • Santosh TG, CIO, Switch Mobility
  • Maheswaran S, Country Manager, South Asia, Varonis

Moderator: Ashwani Mishra, AVP& Editor, Technology,63SATS

17:30 – 18:15
Panel 4: Empowering the Workforce: Skills, Training, and Talent Development in the Age of Automation

This theme addresses the human side of technological innovation, discussing strategies for upskilling, reskilling, and talent development to ensure a skilled workforce capable of leveraging advanced manufacturing technologies.


  • Sumit Kumar, Chief Business Officer at TeamLease Degree Apprenticeship
  • J Sekar, Associate Vice President, HR, Amara Raja Group
  • Sayeed Ahmed, CEO of Biesse India
  • Chirag Jain, Co-founder and CTO, EndureAir
  • Devanand Jacob, COO- Operations and Quality- Off highway and commercial vehicle, Dana India
18:15 – 18:20
Closing note
* Agenda is work in progress and subject to changes


Arun Kumar TM

Regional Director, Best Power Equipments

Dinesh Arjun

Co-founder and CEO, Raptee

J Sekar

Associate Vice President – HR, Amara Raja Group

Pallab De

Partner, PwC India

Prashant Bhingardeo

Director, PwC India

Praveen Mysore

Technical Director, Dassault Systèmes

Satyabrata Satapathy

Co-Founder and Director, BonV Aero

Sayeed Ahmed

CEO, Biesse India

Suraj Nair

Director, Technology and Center of Excellence Leader (IOT & Telematics), Quest Global

Thameem Kamaldeen

MD - Signalling and Infra, Alstom India

Vivek Raj

CEO, Telecom Grade FRP & ARP Business, Runaya

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