About the Event

In today's digital transformation era, the manufacturing industry is experiencing several changes. The ability to quickly adapt to these rapid changes is a key trait between manufacturers that merely survive and those that thrive. Many manufacturers are constructing flexible, intelligent factories in order to ensure a resilient and sustainable future as organizations face recurring challenges like increasing costs, supply chain challenges, and workforce shortfalls.

To enhance supply chain visibility, maximize productivity, and streamline the entire manufacturing process, these firms are adopting cutting-edge manufacturing technologies like IoT, RPA, AI, ML etc. would be the game-changer in this scenario - But timely action is the key.

Connecting factory assets – adding sensors to machines and equipment to collect data, then monitoring and modifying production operations is the very first step on the journey to the “factory of the future.” Ultimately, the manufacturing industry wants to connect and monitor factory performance across the globe, using data from smart assets to apply operational insights and further optimize production processes.

Join us for this exclusive discussion and understand how you can embrace cloud technology to create the safe, secure and agile factory of the future today with IT, OT and industrial IoT.

Featured Speakers

Sanjeev Bhalla

Sr Business Development Manager, Manufacturing

Microsoft India

Himani Agrawal

Country Head Security

Microsoft India

Raman Dhooria

Raman Dhooria

Director - Corporate Business

Microsoft India

Praveen Kumar Pandey

Praveen Kumar Pandey

Senior Vice President ( ERP & IT)

Indraprastha Gas Ltd

Sanjay Kumar Awasthi

Sanjay Kumar Awasthi

Vice President - SCM

Valvoline Cummins Pvt Ltd (India)

Umang S Bhatnagar

Umang S Bhatnagar

Sr. VP (Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management)

SRF Limited

Ashish Nigam

Ashish Nigam

AVP Purchase

Relaxo Footwears Ltd

Ashish Nigam

Mayank Kulshreshtha

Vice President Procurement, Supply Chain and Mines

Dalmia Bharat

Key focus areas:

Ensure business continuity and build resilience.

Drive safe and secure production with reliable quality and yield.

Maximize the use of resources.

Improve visibility across connected factory assets and processes to increase the productivity of equipment and labour across sites.

Secure connection and access to distributed assets, remote monitoring, anomaly detection and predictive maintenance to increase asset productivity.

Increase production efficiency and quality, by advising, assisting, and augmenting factory workers with AI and autonomous systems


Time(IST) Topic
6:00 PM Registration & Welcome by UBS Forums
6:45 PM Manufacturing Industry overview

Sanjeev Bhalla, Sr Business Development Manager, Manufacturing, Microsoft India
6:55 PM Modernizing to a smart factory with Microsoft Azure

Himani Agrawal, Country Head, Azure, Microsoft India
7:15 PM Panel Discussion: Leveraging Technology to create the safe & agile factories of the future

Panel Moderator
Raman Dhooria, Director - Corporate Business, Microsoft India

Panel Member
Praveen Kumar Pandey, Senior Vice President ( ERP & IT), Indraprastha Gas Ltd
Sanjay Kumar Awasthi, Vice President - SCM, Valvoline Cummins Pvt Ltd (India)
Umang S Bhatnagar, Sr. Vice President (Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management), SRF Limited
Ashish Nigam, AVP Purchase, Relaxo Footwears Ltd
Mayank Kulshreshtha, Vice President Procurement, Supply Chain and Mines, Dalmia Bharat
8:15 PM Open house Q&A with participants
8:45 PM Closing Remark & Networking Dinner


Le – Meridien, New Delhi

Le Meridien, Windsor Pl, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

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