Ever since in 2014, with the Prime Minister of India, having launched the ‘Make in India’ program to place India on the world map as a manufacturing hub, it has opened a plethora of opportunities to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, protect intellectual property and build best in class manufacturing infrastructure. India’s manufacturing sector is now stirring towards gaining global recognition and becoming the fifth largest manufacturing country in the world by 2020.
The manufacturing sector in India has the potential to touch US$ 1 trillion by 2025 by contributing 25-30 per cent of the country’s GDP and create up to 90 million domestic jobs by 2025. There are many factors that could help India become a world class manufacturing hub with favourable business conditions, such as large pool of engineers; young working population; labour wages and growing domestic market for consumption of manufactured goods.
Innovation in Manufacturing
Heraclitus quoted, “Change is the only constant”. Technology is changing the way businesses are functioning in the world, with Innovation being the key driver for businesses to grow exponentially. Thus, in order to be globally competitive in the coming years, it is imperative that Indian manufacturing companies develop and integrate technology that are driving innovation by commercialising innovative ideas into sustainable businesses to leveraging new business models to drive competitive and profitable growth.
With numerous multinationals expanding and setting up their manufacturing plants in the India, the manufacturing ecosystem has benefitted from various elements such as: state of the art technology for manufacturing of products; trained manpower in manufacturing plant; and a greater focus on operations and efficiency improvement. Advanced manufacturing such as 3D printing, Robotics and Automation are increasingly becoming more common on the shop floor.
The Economic Times – 3D
The Economic Times believes that Innovation in next big things for the manufacturing sector and we need to address the various challenges pertaining to the growth of the sector, from producing more while consuming less material, consuming less energy and creating less waste and making the whole process increasingly profitable and environmentally sustainable. Given this, we at The Economic Times are pleased to present the 1st Edition of The Economic Times Global Innovation Congress 2019 with the aim to help manufacturing leaders define and shape a better future for themselves, for their organizations and the industry at large.
The Innovation Zone
At the Economic Times Global Innovation Congress 2019, the Innovation Zone is the ideal platform for innovators to showcase their innovation to the industry big thinkers, leading decision makers and influential advisors. The Innovation zone will offer:
What’s in store for you?
Reasons to Partner & Exhibit with us
|15:30 - 16:30||Registration & Network|
|16:30 - 16:35||Welcome Address by ET Edge|
|16:35 - 16:45||Keynote Speaker: Industry 4.0: The Holy Grail in Manufacturing|
|Debu Mishra, Partner, Deloitte|
|16:45 - 17:15||Spotlight Talk: Driving Competitive Advantage for Supply Chains through AI, IoT, Advanced Analytics & Blockchain|
In this session we will learn how the following technologies can improve supply chain ability to sense and shape demand.
|Shridhar Kamath, Partner, Deloitte|
|Dr. Ravi Prakash Mathur, Senior Director - Head of Logistics and Supply Chain Excellence, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories|
|Manoj Kothari, Head Supply Chain, Godrej Consumer Products USA, Africa & Middle East|
|Procyon Mukherjee, Chief Procurement Officer - India, LafargeHolcim|
|17:15 - 18:00||Panel Discussion: The power of Technology in Manufacturing: An In-depth look|
In this session we will highlight the uses, applications and benefits of Technology such as Machine Learnings, Analytics, IOT, AI, Robotics in Manufacturing process such as:
|Jayantha Prabhu, Chief Technology Officer, Essar|
|Tom Thomas, Executive Director of Technology & Projects, CEAT|
|Satyanarayana Kasture, Group IT Head, Ashok Piramal Group|
|Gurpiar Sibia, Lead Systems Engineering, Strategic Enterprise, Cisco India & SAARC|
|Moderated by Akash Srivastava, Partner, Deloitte|
|18:00 - 18:15||Tea / Coffee Break|
|18:15 - 18:35||One on One Discussion: Smart Manufacturing: Big Investment with Big Impacts and Rapid Returns|
In this session, we will know about the need and importance of investing in technology innovation and how it has become an important element of the comapny’s agenda. Few of the deliberations will revolve over the following:
|Jadgish Ramaswamy, Chief Digital Officer, Hindalco|
|18:35 - 19:00||Fireside Chat: The Industry 4.0 Revolution: Man v/s Machine|
Workforce transformation is on the horizon as manufacturing experiences a fourth wave of technological advancement. Through this session we will elaborate on the following:
|Venkata Naga Prasad Vaitla, CIO, Granules India|
|B Ghosh, CIO - Enterprise, Mfg Systems & Corporate Functions, Mahindra & Mahindra|
|Moderated by Kathir Thandavarayan, Director, Deloitte|
|19:00 - 19:30||Panel Discussion: Changing Global Scenario: Time for Major Policy Reforms|
Through this session we will bring forth the major policy reforms that have been undertaken and it’s benefits. Some of the reforms are:
|J. Sridharan , Quality & Business Excellence Professional|
|Chandrakant Salunkhe, Founder and President, Small and Medium Business Development Chamber of India|
|K E Raghunathan, National President, All Indian Manufacturers Association|
|Vijay Kalra, ED & CEO, Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers|
|Moderated by Debashish Biswas, Director, Deloitte|
|19:30 - 19:50||Special Address by Shiva Kumar - Director, Strategic Enterprise, Cisco India & SAARC|
|19:50 - 20:10||Keynote Address by|
|Dr. P. Anbalagan , IAS, Chief Executive Officer, M.I.D.C*|
|20:10 - 20:30||Chief Guest Address|
|Satish M Gavai, Additional Chief Secretary Industries, Government of Maharashtra*|
|20:30 - 20:45||Felicitation Ceremony|
|20:45 onwards||Cocktail & Dinner|