Speakers


Mr Sudin Apte

CEO & Research Director,
Offshore Insights, Pune

Keynote address

Mr Sudin Apte
CEO & Research Director,
Offshore Insights, Pune

Sudin is a veteran industry analyst and established thought leader. Over the past 15 years he has been advising global corporations to build their IT strategy and has also been helping them to extend the value of IT for their business benefits. He recently founded his own research company Offshore Insights Research and Solutions, with its headquarters in Pune, India. The new venture focuses on Business and Technology research and provides advice to top technology companies as well as Fortune 500 companies.


Sudin regularly speaks at various prestigious national and international level conferences. In the last two years he has been a speaker at national level conferences arranged by Nasscom, CSI, and the Indo American Chamber of Commerce. He has also participated numerous times in interviews and panels on Bloomberg, CNBC, NDTV Profit and Times Now. His exclusive articles, interviews, and quotes appear on a weekly basis in leading Indian business press journals including The Economic Times, Times of India, Business Standard, Business Today, Outlook, Hindu, Deccan Chronicle, Asian Age, and international publications like Business Week, Economist, Computing World, and the Wall Street Journal.

Prior to the current engagement, Sudin started the India operations of research firm Forrester Research and led it for nearly ten years. Before Forrester, he has also worked as VP of business operations at another leading research company Gartner. Sudin is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Post graduate in Management Science and has a qualification in Cost & Works Accounting. Sudin comes with over 20 years of industry experience.


Dr Vijay V. Varade

Sharjah Men’s College
Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE.

Keynote address

Challenges in Microfluidics: Fluid dynamics and heat transfer in microchannels

Dr Vijay V. Varade
Sharjah Men’s College
Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE.

Abstract

Microfluidics is an active area of research at present. This keynote speech will highlight the recent advances in fluid flow and heat transfer in microchannel and its applications. The major difference between fluid dynamics at micro scale and macro scale is due to non-continuum and surface dominated effects. Main focus of the speech is to present advances and challenges in gas flow in microchannels with a comparison to liquid microflow. The gas flow through microchannels exhibit slip at the wall and compressibility causing several non-intuitive and new results. The session will explore theory, experiments and numerical results related to gas flow in straight and complex geometry microchannels.


Biography

Dr Vijay V. Varade is currently Faculty-Mechanical Engineering at Sharjah Men’s College, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE. He received his PhD from Centre for Research in Nanotechnology and Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India; working on rarefied gas flow through microchannels with complex geometry under the supervision of Dr Amit Agrawal, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay. His research interests include study of fluid flow and heat transfer in microchannels with a focus on experimental and computational approaches. His work has been published in Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Cambridge University Press; Physics of Fluids, American Institute of Physics; Experimental and Thermal Fluid Science, Elsevier; Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, IOP Publishing; Computers and Fluids, Elsevier.


Mr. Rahul Chivate

SBU Head
APPL GOR Plastics India Pvt. Ltd., Pune



Keynote address

Mr. Rahul Chivate
SBU Head APPL GOR Plastics India Pvt. Ltd., Pune

Industrial experience from 1992 to 2016. 24 years.
1) Did my Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from CWIT Pune and completed BE (Mechanical) from Pune University.
2) Started my career with ISMT, Ahmednagar (India Seamless Metal Tubes Limited) and later on worked with various companies as follows,
3) Force Motors :- 1992 to 1999. Assistant Manager in CNC section of TOOL ROOM department.
4) Tata Ficosa (Part of TACO Group):- 1999 to 2008. Working as Head of Engineering.
5) SKH SILA India Pvt Limited (Part of Krishna Maruti Group):- Working as SBU Head. I served between the period 2008 to 2013.
6) Since August 2013 till date working as SBU Head APPL GOR Plastics India Pvt. Ltd.


Highlights
Total 24 years of exposure in Automotive Industries in the area of Heading Business Unit, Project start-ups, Project management, Business Development, Design and development in an automotive sector. Leadership in managing and growing business in an international environment with strong focus on Business Excellence.

Specialties
Experience in running Business Units and JV companies in Multinational environment having multiple manufacturing plants, new plant startups from green field site. Specialized in Business development, Cross functional team approach, Product Development, Engineering, P& L, Procurement, Production, Planning, Quality, Maintenance and Industrial relations.
• General Management.
• P&L Responsibility.
• Business Plans for Company.
• Exposure to work in Multinational environment.
• Strategy Planning & Business Development.
• Company Turnaround.
• Marketing, Product Development and Concept Selling.
• Leadership & Mentoring.
• Strong motivator.
• Supply Chain management including Imports Exports.
• Exposure to Quality systems.
• ERP implementation.

Mr. Shriram Bhide

Incorporator director of DEKAR Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune


Keynote address

Mr. Shriram Bhide
Incorporator director of DEKAR Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Pune

For the Last 20 years his company has been providing total safety solutions - including Design, Manufacture and Installation- for Industrial machines, Test equipment and Noisy equipment. DEKAR Engineers have supplied Machine Safety guards, Perimeter Guards, Soundproof Canopies and Acoustic Enclosures to leading business giants like Bajaj Auto, Cummins, Eaton Industries, Emerson, SKF Bearings, Magneti Marelli and many more. Mr. Shriram Bhide has done his bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from MIT Manipal. After gaining some hands on experience in industry he completed his M.Tech. from IIT Powai. He worked with Bajaj Auto for about a decade and since 1996, through DEKAR Engineers he is in to providing Safety solutions.


Human Safety in Mechanical Engineering Industry. An increasing awareness .
The lecture by Shriram Bhide shall touch the following topics related to Safety in Mechanical Industry.
• Lack of safety awareness in olden days. Inappropriate practices. Examples.
• Accidents in industry.
• Awakening. Human body and human life is more important than production.
• Initial safety measures. Human dependent.
• Noise hazard. A deaf ear for long.
• OSHA
• Present Safety scenario in Indian Mechanical Industry. Statutory compliance and voluntary improvements.
• Role of an EHS or Environment, Health & Safety officer in an industry.
• DEKAR Engineer Pvt. Ltd. Our contribution to Industrial Machinery Safety guarding and Acoustic Enclosures.

Khushal Singh Bithu

Senior Research Associate, Elite Techno Groups, Jaipur


Keynote address

Khushal Singh Bithu
Senior Research Associate, Elite Techno Groups, Jaipur

Worked as Assistant Research Associate at METAWING TECHNOLOGIES in year 2012.
• Worked as Marshall at F1 racing for F.I.A, 2012-2013.
• Worked as Marshall at J.K Tyre Racing at BUDDH INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, 2013.
• Worked as Marshall at M.R.F Racing at BUDDH INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, 2013.
• Working as Research Associate at Elite Techno Groups. Chief R&D Officer at AMK Industry, Jaipur, India.
• Developed the first Centrifugal Clutch for Go-Kart at AMK Industry Research Center.
• Race Official at ELITE KARTING 2015, a National Go-Kart Championship, held by ELITE RACING, India.
• Delivered lectures in more than 100 colleges to 20000+ students so far throughout INDIA as well as Internationally on following topics :-
1. Vehicle Dynamics.
2. Automobile Engineering.
3. I.C Engine Designing.
4. Aerodynamics of an Automobile.
5. Vehicle Design & Development.


Mr. Vijay Jawade

Director Sales & Marketing , ASCO NUMATICS (India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Srilanka)
ASCO Numatics | A Business Unit of Emerson Electric Co.


Keynote address

Mr. Vijay Jawade
Director Sales & Marketing ,
ASCO NUMATICS (India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Srilanka)
ASCO Numatics | A Business Unit of Emerson Electric Co.

EDUCATION: BE Mechanical
PROFILE: Professional experience of more than 20 years in the field of new product development, Project Management and in Sales & Marketing. Worked for Kirloskar Brothers Ltd (1996-2002), Larson & Toubro (2002-2005) and Emerson (2005- till date) Widely traveled in Europe, US and Asia Pacific countries and studied different cultures.
Expertise in: - Design of Pumps, Turbine pumps, Power plants, Valves and Industrial Automation components.
- Instrumental in setting up Innovation centres.
- New Product development and Project Management.
- Marketing and Sales of Industrial Automation products.