CII SR - MADE (Manufacturing and Digital Excellence) Summit 2019

Chennai, March 2019

Avalon - CII SR Study on “Digital Readiness of Manufacturing Sector in South India”

Avalon Consulting is proud to be associated with the MADE (Manufacturing and Digital Excellence) Initiative of CII Southern Region for a comprehensive study of “Digital Readiness of the Manufacturing Sector in South India” and as Knowledge Partners of the CII SR – MADE Summit held at the ITC Grand Chola, Chennai on 27 March 2019. The Report of the Study was released by Mr. B Santhanam, Chairman, CII SR – MADE Committee & President and Managing Director, Saint-Gobain India at the Summit. Mr. Santosh Sreedhar, Executive Director, Avalon Consulting presented the top-level findings of the Report at the event. Other eminent panellists in the Inaugural Session of the event were Mr. Ravi Raghavan (Co-Chairman, CII-SR MADE and Managing Director, Bharat Fritz Werner), Mr Josh Foulger (Managing Director, Foxconn India), Mr Akilur Rahman (Chief Technology Officer, ABB India ), Mr Michele Bonfiglioli (Chief Executive Officer, Bonfiglioli Consulting) and Mr K Sriram (Chief Operating Officer, Delivery & Operations - North America Strategic Verticals, Tech Mahindra).

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Panel discussion - Digitizing Logistics and Supply Chain

Mr. Sridhar Venkiteswaran, Executive Director and CEO, Avalon Consulting chaired a panel discussion on “Digitizing Logistics and Supply Chain” at the event. Other eminent panellists in the Session were Mr Ramanath Mani (Chief Executive Officer, Automation Excellence), Mr Deven Pabaru (Chief Strategy & Implementation Officer, Stellar Value Chain Solutions) and Mr Mohd. Samdani (Assistant Director, National Productivity Council, Government of India).


Panel discussion - Delivering Superior Customer Experience: Learnings for the Manufacturing Sector

Mr Premchand Chandrasekaran, Executive Director, Avalon Consulting chaired a panel discussion on “Delivering Superior Customer Experience: Learnings for the Manufacturing Sector” at the event. Other eminent panellists in the Session were Mr Amit Gossain (Managing Director, Kone Elevators India), Mr Lajpat Yadav (GM – Sales & Marketing, Lincoln Electric) and Mr S Uma Shankar (Certified Energy Auditor (BEE), ITC Infotech India Limited).


Panel discussion - Managing Digital Transformation: Challenges and Learnings

Mr Santosh Sreedhar, Executive Director, Avalon Consulting participated in a panel discussion on “Managing Digital Transformation: Challenges and Learnings” at the event. The session was chaired by Mr Lokesh Payik (Chief of Business - Digital Enterprise, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions). Other eminent panellists in the Session were Mr Anantha Sayana (Chief Digital Officer, Larsen and Toubro), Mr Manish Saraswat (Senior Director, SAP Labs India), Mr Pulkit Gaur (Founder, Gridbots Technologies) and Mr Mark Francis (Technical Director, Automation Excellence).