The Tamil Nadu Technology Development and Promotion Center of CII is organising a one day conference on ICT Innovation for Automotive Industry with the theme of Excellence in Sustainable Mobility and Consumer Experience on June 7, 2012 at Hotel Le Meridian, Chennai.
This is an initiative to provide a platform for industries from the Information and Communication Technology and Automotive sectors to share their areas of interest and shape their strategic goals for sustained development. This would further help participants explore opportunities for joint technology development, identify new business areas for technology development and transfer commercially available off-the-shelf scalable technologies from academic institutes, explore industry institutional partnerships and more.
The conference is focused on how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is effectively deployed by Automotive Company to provide Hi-Tech and Green Cars to Global Customers. There are several key objectives of this conference such as providing a platform for interaction on growth areas and development framework, projecting and aligning the goals of both sectors for mutual sustainable development, facilitating knowledge flow by working with organisations through bi-lateral as well as multi-lateral cooperation mechanism; identifying the areas for ICT innovations beneficial to the Automotive and its allied industries, establishing linkages and partnerships with academic institutions, industries etc, to exchange and share their experiences. What is more, it is also a platform for Industry and Institutes to collaborate and commercialise.
The plenary sessions of the program with some suggested topics as follows:
ICT for sustainable mobility
Session Brief: Whether it is in meeting stringent emission standards or in making means of transportation that is more fuel efficient, ICT plays a key role today. Today, sustainable mobility goals are defined as minimising carbon footprint from design to disposal. The question is how creatively the industry can afford these benefits to the customer at the least cost. The session will see deliberations in three phases: Product specific to talk about power train design, alternative fuels, meeting emission norms and over all designing a product to meet the sustainable norms; current status of hybrid and electric vehicle in India and how the whole eco system can make this happen like walk to work, City Connect initiatives, traffic regulations, pedestrian safety etc.
ICT for Product Engineering
Session Brief: The challenge in Product Engineering is not just to make good products and do so rapidly. It has shifted gears to become more customer-centric by developing products using a synthesis of technologies that are themselves evolving at a rapid pace and doing so in a collaborative fashion. Without the right IT tools, it is no longer possible to do justice to the product engineering process. This session primarily deals with ICT that goes into designing the product and ICT that is embedded into the product itself. End to end ICT platform to design the product, infotainment system and high tech ICT component of the product will be discussed in this panel. The participants shall get a fair idea of what to expect of an automobile in the next 3-5 years' timeframe.
ICT for enhanced consumer experience
Session Brief: Technology not just enriches a product, but also supports in creation of a superior brand experience. It not only enables the organization to efficiently run various processes such as supply chain management, demand planning, production and quality, customer relationship management ,on road-after sales service etc., but makes product and support information becoming available across devices and locations through a variety of channels such as sms, email, telephone, website, social media and so on. In essence, it impacts every process that matter to a customer and every touch points that a customer chooses to be connected through. Through this session the participants will appreciate ICT systems available to produce a product better, deliver it on time and provide service to customer delight. ICT service providers will share various enterprise applications available touching upon the concepts like Connected factory, shop floor to top floor, Idea to delivery, manufacturing execution system, industry business architecture for automotive industry.
Panel Discussion on Do Indian Metros need electric alternatives
Prominent speakers from Leading ICT Companies, Automobile manufacturers, Auto component manufacturers in India and abroad, corporate consultants, State and Central Government officials etc., will participate and share their knowledge at this conference. Some of the eminent speakers who have already been invited to address the conference including Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President and Executive Committee member at Nissan Motor Company Limited, Japan; Ravi Pandit, Chairman and Group CEO, KPIT Cummins Info Systems Ltd; Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman, HCL Infosystems Ltd; Kiminobu Tokuyama, Managing Director and CEO, Nissan Motor India Private Limited; Dr Arun Jaura, Head - EIEC and VP - Technology, Eaton Corporation; Dr John Chacko, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited; Peter T Honegg, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India Private Limited; Srivats Ram, Managing Director, Wheels India Limited; Anirudh Bhuwalka, Managing Director and CEO, Asia Motor Works Limited; Dilip Chhabria, CEO, DC Design (P) Limited; Anindya Basu, APAC, Automobile Segment Lead, Accenture Services Pvt Ltd; Chetan Maini, Chief of Strategy and Technology, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Private Limited amongst others. Close to 250 senior management personnel from diverse industries all over India and abroad are expected to attend this conference.
Showcase cum Exposition
Coinciding with the conference, TNTDPC of CII is organising a focused Exposition. This would be an ideal opportunity for organisations to showcase their products and services to the decision-makers in the Indian corporate arena. The participation is limited. The nominations are accepted on first-come-first served basis.