Conference Overview

For Leaders by Leaders

The 2019 Future Factory India, Powered by SPS Automation and expo is proudly created by Industry Leaders for Industry. Bosch, Siemens, Cisco, Reliance Jio, HP and The Software Technology Parks of India are coming together again to co-create the 2019 edition. The conference and expo will deliver live solutions, expose you to must have innovations and most importantly help you network and collaborate with the best minds in industry.

Human Centric Innovation

Empowerment, freedom and flexibility to customize and greater customer and client satisfaction are valuable outcomes delivered by the adoption of automation and smarter manufacturing processes. Central to this adoption and evolution is putting human capital at the centre of the innovation cycle. This year’s Future Factory India, Powered by SPS Automation will be a celebration and a look forward to how leaders are driving the Human Centric Innovation agenda and how this is reshaping India’s manufacturing landscape.

An integrated approach to OT and IT

“No silos, collaborative solution integration is key”. At the 2017 edition of SIS – FF, Heads of Manufacturing and Heads of Technology showcased live how Indian industry is integrating these two departmental processes through a collaborative approach, focused on specific outcomes. 2019 will continue this trend bringing OT and IT leaders together on one platform to showcase live success case studies of how collaboration and integration are leading the way.

The How to Guide to leveraging AR, VR, AI - Machine Learning and more

The How to Guide to leveraging AR, VR, AI - Machine Learning and more

New for 2019 is a dedicated “Discover Innovation” corner at Future Factory India, Powered by SPS Automation. Select startups and Experts who have proven success case studies of driving large tangible benefits using the above technologies will give an exclusive and deep briefing on how they are leveraging business performance.

Industry Sectors Attending

  • In 2019, Future Factory India, Powered by SPS Automation, will focus on end users including Automotive OEMs, Auto Component Manufacturers and the Discrete Manufacturing Industry from West and South India.
  • System integrators, EPCs, Project Consultants working with the above end user audience will add value and integration across the Solutions landscape.
  • Future Factory will have a clear focus on creating dialogue, networking and business with key Industry CXOs and Heads of Production. Over 300 such CXOs will attend the dedicated co located conferences and workshops. Buyer Delegations from the above end user industry segments will attend as visitors to the exhibition.

Delegate Profile

  • Manufacturing CXOs

  • Plant Heads, Manufacturing

  • EPCs

  • Project Consultants

  • Heads

  • Plant Managers

  • System Integrators

  • Technology Institutes

Conference Program

Monday, 11 March 2019

09.15 – 10.15

Welcome breakfast & registration

10.15 - 10.45

Inaugural address

Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, Software Technology Parks of India
Mr. Dattatri Salagame, Head - Digital Business, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business solutions

10.45 - 11.30

In this together – Collaborate to Innovate

Mr. Virendra Chaudhari, Intelligent Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) Global Black Belt, Microsoft
Mr. Poorav Sheth, Chief Digital Officer, Piramal Glass

11.30 – 11.35


11.35 – 11.55

Networking Break

11.55 – 12.20

Enterprise IOT – Simplifying Energy Efficiency & Project Implementation, Monitoring & Targeting in Industry

Mr. Pradeep Naik – Sr. Manager, BCMIS-India IoT Solutions, Tata Communications

12.20 – 13.10

Panel Discussion on Factories for Future through Sensors, Software and Services

Mr. Niladri Roy, Managing Partner & Co-Founder: Transformation Consulting, Thought Research Institute
Mr. Lokesh Payik, Chief of Digital Enterprise and Connected Industry, Bosch

13.10 – 13.15


13.15 – 14.30

Networking lunch and expo tour

14.30 – 15.20

Fueling Innovation for Modern Manufacturers

Mr. V. Bino George, Head of Business Consulting - South Asia, Infor

Panel Discussion on Manufacturing Industry 4.0- Turning denial into acceptance


15.20 – 15.30


15.30 – 15.55

Work and workforce alignment and enablement in an Industry 4.0 ecosystem

Mr. Lokesh Nigam, Founder Director, Kognoz Research and Consulting

15.55 – 16.20

Enabling Mass Customization within an Interconnected Factory

Mr. Sean Chang, Head of Business Development, Industrial IoT Edge Connectivity, Moxa India

16.20 - 16.30


16.30 - 18.30

Networking High Tea and expo tour

18.30 - 21.00

Cocktails and networking dinner

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

09.15 – 10.15

Welcome breakfast & registration

10.15 – 10.35

What will industry 5.0 Look like

Keynote Address- Mr. Sharad Nigam, Principal Consultant, Industry X.O, Accenture Management Consulting

10.35 – 11.05

Panel on The smart manufacturing tool kit – what are the essential components in the smart CXO’s tool kit?

Moderator: Mr. Sharad Nigam, Principal Consultant, Industry X.O, Accenture Management Consulting
Mr. Samip Mutha, Vice President and Group Head - Digital and Innovation, RPG Group
Mr. Clemens Kimmer, CEO & Founder, INS Insider Navigation Systems GmbH
Dr. Kaushik Kulkarni, Executive Director, Crecer Digibots India

11.05 – 11.15


11.15 – 11.40

Networking Break

11.40 – 12.10

Blockchain for Manufacturing

Mr. Moncy Kunjumon, CEO, Clustrhub Computing India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Nitin Gokhale, General Manager, Kirloskar Oil Engines

12.10 – 12.20


12.20 – 12.45

Connected Enterprise

Mr. Devendra Dhawale, Director- Digital Strategy and CIO Advisory Services, KPMG

12.45 – 12.55


12.55 – 14.00

Networking lunch and expo tour

14.00 – 15.00

Discovering innovation – panel and keynote from chosen startups showcasing new solutions that made their market entry in 2017 – 2018

STPI Delegation

15.00 – 15.15



End of Conference Program; High Tea & Networking

*Subject to change