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6th CII Smart Manufacturing Summit and Exhibition

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6th CII Smart Manufacturing Summit and Exhibition

Industry 4.0 - Shaping Manufacturing for the New Normal

Unleashing the potential of the MSMEs

09-12 November 2020, CII HIVE


CII is organizing the sixth edition of CII Smart Manufacturing Summit from 9 - 12th November virtually. The theme of the summit is “Industry 4.0: Shaping Manufacturing for the New Normal - Unleashing the potential of the MSMEs” and is being organized in partnership with the Department of Science and TechnologyMinistry of Electronics and Information Technology and Plattform Industrie 4.0, Germany

The weeklong programme will broadly cover the aspects of low cost and affordable co-development of technology with International partnerships, deliberate on creating a technology facilitation platform for the MSMEs at subsidized rates and conclude with some key takeaways on the action points that could be addressed by Government to promote technology adoption by MSMEs.  

The summit highlights are  :


1.    Two Plenary Sessions – 09th – Inaugural Session – Summit & 12th – German Day

2.     Four Panel discussions

a)    “Data as the Cornerstone for Digital Manufacturing” In Association with Microsoft India

b)    Indian manufacturing: Bringing the digital revolution to the globe” In Association with Rockwell Automation India

c)    ‘Robotics as an Accelerator for USD 1 trillion Manufacturing Economy”

d)    Making Industry 4.0 Work for Self - Reliant India – international perspectives and best practices" In association with UNIDO

3.    Two International Experience sessions with Germany 

-Plattform Industrie 4.0 – Creating a worldwide impact through shaping the digital transformation in manufacturing

-The Vision of GAIA-X: A European Federated Data Infrastructure

4.    Four key note sessions with case study presentations by SAP, Hitachi Vantara, Omron & PTC

5.    Five Masterclasses : BLP Group and BLP Industry.AI, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Local Global GmbH( Global Business Magazine) , Bosch Rexroth and Rockwell

6.    Two Virtual tours – Digital Transformation Experience Centre by Rockwell Automation & SAP Experience Centre, Singapore

7.    Virtual Exhibition will run from 09th to 20th November

Eminent speakers at the summit are:

  • Prof Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST

·         Mukta Dutta Tomar, Ambassador of India to Germany

·         Dr. Stephan Grabherr, Deputy Head of Mission German Embassy in India

  • Ms Sumita Dawra, Additional Secretary, DPIIT
  • Ms Anna Roy, Senior Advisor, NITI Aayog
  • Mr Ernst Stöckl-Pukall, Head of Division for Digitization, German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy

·         Dr René Van Berkel, UNIDO Representative (India)

  • Mr Sunil Mathur, MD and CEO, Siemens India
  • Mr Dilip Sawhney, MD, Rockwell Automation
  • Dr Rohini Srivathsa, National Technology Officer (CTO), Microsoft India
  • Mr Clas Neumann, Senior VP – Head of Global, SAP Labs Network
  • Dr Caroline King, Global Head Business Development, Government Affairs SAP SE
  • Sindhu Gangadharan, SVP and MD,  SAP Labs India
  • Rajendra Velagapudi, MD and CEO Cyient DLM
  • Anuj Kapuria, Founder & CEO The Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz
  • Sonali Kulkarni,President & CEO Fanuc India
  • Sameer Gandhi,Managing Director OMRON Automation Pvt Ltd
  • Mr Thomas Feld, Managing Director, Strategion GmbH, German
  • Jagdish Ramaswamy, Chief Digital Officer Hindalco Industries
  • Poorav Sheth Group CDO Godrej & Boyce
  • V V Padmanabham, Divisional CIO ITC Foods
  • Aniruddha Kadkol,Head – Manufacturing IT Systems, Mahindra & Mahindra
  • Alka Tuteja, Head (Corporate Technology Management) BHEL
  • K R Venkatadri, Chief Operating Officer – Nutrition Science Business Tata Chemicals
  • Sivaramakrishnan Chittor, Chief Operating Officer SAI Life Sciences Ltd
  • Vinay Kapil, Executive Director Dalmia Cement
  • B S Galgat, Executive Vice President Havells India
  • Aloke Palsikar SVP, Growth & Strategic Initiatives – Engineering Services Tech Mahindra
  • Rajesh Devnani -Vice President, Hitachi Vantara
  • Dr. Jörn-Henrik Thun, Associate Dean Executive Education Professor of Operations Strategy, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management GmbH
  • Alejandro Lavopa, Research and Industrial Policy Officer, UNIDO
  • Dr. Carlos Lopez Gomez,  Head, Policy Links, Institute for Manufacturing - Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS), University of Cambridge
  • Helen Hai , CEO of Made in Africa Initiative, Co-founder of C&H Garments, and UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador
  • Iris Plöger, Member of the Executive Board BDI e.V., Germany
  • Dr. Jens Gayko, Managing Director at Standardization Council Industrie 4.0 + Prof. Amaresh, Chairman of the Smart manufacturing committee of Bureau of Indian standards
  • Michael Jochem, Business Chief Digital Office – Industrial Technology at Bosch GmbH
  • Dr. Christian Mosch, VDMA e.V. – Forum Industrie 4.0 + S. Manohar Regional Head South, VDMA India
  • Dr Dominik Rohrmus, LNI 4.0 e.V. + Prakash Vinod, Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI)
  • Dr. Carsten Polenz, Steering Committee Plattform Industrie 4.0 / SAP
  • Andreas Weiss, Head of Digital Business Models eco – Association of the German Internet Industry, Germany
  • Thomas Niessen, Managing Director Trusted Cloud e.V., Germany
  • Alban Schmutz, Chairman of CISPE (Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe) Vice President Strategic Development and Public Affairs at OVHcloud Interim CTO, GAIA-X AISBL

I am writing to invite you and your colleagues to kindly join the summit. Latest programme of the conference is attached for your reference.

Please sign up for the Summit by clicking on the link herePlease note participation is free.

In case of any query, please write back to Akriti.kumari@cii.in