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We're excited to welcome you to the 6th edition of Fusion 4.0, an online event where the big thinkers and doers in manufacturing and technology come together. At Fusion, we dream big about the future of manufacturing, turning today's challenges into tomorrow's opportunities.


Fusion is a one-of-a-kind experience, where leaders from across the fraternity - startups, leading manufacturers, and technology experts - share their wisdom, spark ideas, and inspire each other. This year's event will feature thoughtful panel discussions, powerful talks from industry leaders, and an exciting glimpse into the most promising advances in manufacturing.


We will also be facilitating the winners of the Manufacturing Innovation Challenge(MIC)- Sixth Edition. MIC is nasscom CoE's flagship program that is enabling co-creation and innovation in the manufacturing industry. The platform has given manufacturing enterprises the opportunity to connect with deep-tech startups and co-create personalized solutions. This year's MIC edition features three exciting use cases from Maruti Suzuki, Schneider Electric & Gold Star Jewellery.

Jul 21, 2023

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM GMT +05:30

Here's Why You Should Attend

  • Be Part of the Innovation Journey: At Fusion 4.0, you'll experience first-hand the exciting breakthroughs in manufacturing. The winners of the Manufacturing Innovation Challenge will be felicitated and they will present their game-changing solutions that are pushing the boundaries of what's possible.
  • Join the Dialogue: Participate in important discussions with leading minds in the industry. Our panel discussions and keynotes are not just about listening – they're about engaging, questioning, and contributing your own thoughts and ideas.
  • Expand Your Connections: Fusion 4.0 is a meeting point for professionals from all walks of life. You'll get the opportunity to network with startups, seasoned manufacturers, tech experts, and academics. It's not just about who you'll meet, but also the collaborations that might follow.
  • Learn from the Best: Our line-up of speakers are industry leaders ready to share their wisdom. Get ready to soak in their insights and leave the event with newfound knowledge and inspiration.

Agenda

  • 2:00 PM - 2:15 PMWelcome Address – Boost Digitization and Innovation in Manufacturing Industry by Co-creation.
    FUSION 4.0 – Forum Uniting Start-ups and Industries on New Technologies is CoE’s initiative to build a collaborative ecosystem for accelerating manufacturing digitization.

    Amit Saluja

    Sr. Director and Center Head of NASSCOM CoE

    2:15 PM - 2:30 PMIndustry Keynote Session: Embracing Digitalization for the future need of Agile Manufacturing
    Digitalization fosters agility by breaking down traditional barriers between different stages of the manufacturing process. With real-time integration and feedback loops, manufacturers can respond quickly to changes in demand, technology, or market conditions, ensuring faster adaptation and more efficient production.

    Tapan Bhatt

    Operation Head at Nestle India

    2:30 PM - 2:55 PMPanel Discussion – 1 Leveraging Startup Ecosystem for driving innovation in Manufacturing
    Open innovation and collaboration in manufacturing are vital as they enable organizations to access external expertise, foster creativity, and accelerate POCs (Proof of Concepts), resulting in the development of better solutions/products, increased market competitiveness, and expanded opportunities for growth and success.

    Rohan Chhatwal

    Head, Innovation Centre of Excellence at Maruti Suzuki India Limited

    Satish Hegde

    VP - Operations at Gold Star Jewellery Pvt. Ltd.

    Devadas Shetty

    Vice-President Supply Chain Performance – Global Supply Chain International at Schneider Electric

    Praveen Kapse

    Vice President at Tridiagonal Solutions

    2:55 PM - 3:25 PMPanel Discussion 2- Strategies to accelerate digitization in your manufacturing plant
    The discussion will focus on a step-by-step approach to drive innovation and digitalization which covers a clear vision and roadmap for digital transformation in the manufacturing plant. Identifying the areas that can benefit the most from digitalization, setting up specific goals, and outlining the steps required to achieve them.

    Sandeep Gupta

    CIO at Cairn India (Vedanta group)

    Dhaval Mankad

    VP – Information Technology at Havmor Ice Cream Private Limited (Lotte Group)

    Bimal Puri

    Senior Vice President & CIO (Fluoro Chemicals and Technical Textile Business) at SRF Ltd.

    Amit Sood

    Director, GBS GTEC of Whirlpool Asia

    3:25 PM - 3:40 PMAward Ceremony- MIC 6th Edition
    3:40 PM - 3:55 PMWinner Presentation
    3:55 PM - 4:00 PMClosing Note

Speakers

  • Tapan Bhatt (Operation Head at Nestle India)

    Tapan Bhatt

    Operation Head at Nestle India

  • Rohan Chhatwal (Head, Innovation Centre of Excellence at Maruti Suzuki India Limited)

    Rohan Chhatwal

    Head, Innovation Centre of Excellence at Maruti Suzuki India Limited

  • Sandeep Gupta (CIO at Cairn India (Vedanta group))

    Sandeep Gupta

    CIO at Cairn India (Vedanta group)

  • Satish Hegde (VP - Operations at Gold Star Jewellery Pvt. Ltd.)

    Satish Hegde

    VP - Operations at Gold Star Jewellery Pvt. Ltd.

  • Praveen Kapse (Vice President at Tridiagonal Solutions)

    Praveen Kapse

    Vice President at Tridiagonal Solutions

  • Dhaval Mankad (VP – Information Technology at Havmor Ice Cream Private Limited (Lotte Group))

    Dhaval Mankad

    VP – Information Technology at Havmor Ice Cream Private Limited (Lotte Group)

  • Bimal Puri (Senior Vice President & CIO (Fluoro Chemicals and Technical Textile Business) at SRF Ltd.)

    Bimal Puri

    Senior Vice President & CIO (Fluoro Chemicals and Technical Textile Business) at SRF Ltd.

  • Amit Saluja (Sr. Director and Center Head of NASSCOM CoE)

    Amit Saluja

    Sr. Director and Center Head of NASSCOM CoE

  • Devadas Shetty (Vice-President Supply Chain Performance – Global Supply Chain International at Schneider Electric)

    Devadas Shetty

    Vice-President Supply Chain Performance – Global Supply Chain International at Schneider Electric

  • Amit Sood (Director, GBS GTEC of Whirlpool Asia)

    Amit Sood

    Director, GBS GTEC of Whirlpool Asia

Who Should Attend

Manufacturing Functional Leaders and Managers from IT Department, Operations, Supply Chain, Procurement, Quality, Projects, Planning

Directors and Functional teams from small and medium manufacturing enterprises 

Founders, Business Development & Technical Team from Deep-Tech Startups/Tech SMEs

Faculty, Researchers, and students from academia

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