IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems
18-21 December 2022 // Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Digital Manufacturing

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is not about ripping out current automation systems in order to replace them with new ones

IIoT is creating the potential benefit from the connection and integration of data from information technology (IT) systems and the data center with data from operational technology (OT) on the factory floor and connected devices. The IT side of business focuses on resources that process data for business-related functions. The OT side targets systems and elements that build, execute, control, and monitor industrial or service processes.

In the IIoT space, there is a significant business and operational opportunity, in the intersection between the IT and OT silos. While the two domains can continue to operate as separate entities, enhanced integration of operational and business data, historical, real-time and predictive analytics, control, interaction, and insight may lead to more integrated IT and OT infrastructures, yielding benefits both vertically within both domains and horizontally across the entire organization.

This panel discussion is themed around what is takes to digitize manufacturing using constructs of IIoT. You will gain insights into :

  • Connectivity : Data, Edge computing, and connectivity, such as sensors, the Internet of Things, cloud technology, and blockchain
  • Analytics & intelligence: ranging from big data and advanced analytics to artificial intelligence and knowledge-work automation
  • IT-OT convergence: Human-machine interaction, including virtual and augmented reality, robotics and automation, robotic process automation (RPA), and chatbots
  • Emerging trends : Securing IIoT, Advanced production methods such as additive manufacturing and use of renewable energy

Date: 17th December 2020


Gnanapriya Chidambaranathan – Associate Vice President, Infosys

Priya is Associate Vice President, Head of Technology & Architecture Practice, Media & Entertainment, Energy, Utilities & Services Business Unit (ECS).

Priya has 27+ years of experience in Telecom & IT. She contributes to unit strategy, drives technology adoption for business solutions across varied programs globally.

She has been driving Digital, Micro Services, Cloud migration, Open Source Adoption, 5G / Edge, emerging technologies like Blockchain solutions, Legacy Modernization, Data Modernization, Innovation, guiding varied transformation & modernization programs for ECS global clients and part of org level core team.

She also plays key role in the 5G / Edge eco system integration, collaboration for vertical industry use cases like automating manufacturing, Industrial IOT 4.0, Remote Education, Smart Health Care, Remote maintenance, Drones as a Service, V2X and others.

She recently got ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Award under Disruptor category of “Global Women in Telco & Tech” Awards for 2020

Dilip Krishnaswamy – Vice President – Reliance Jio Ltd.

Dr. Dilip Krishnaswamy is currently serving as Vice President (New Technology Initiatives) at Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. He has a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously, he has worked as a senior scientist at IBM Research, as a senior staff researcher in the office of the chief scientist at Qualcomm, and as a platform architect at Intel, and has taught at the University of California, Davis. He is an inventor on 60+ granted US patents, and has 70+ publications, with 3 best paper awards. His research interests include distributed information processing, distributed function virtualization, distributed resource management, blockchain technology, edge services, NFV/SDN, NB-IoT, AI/ML, and 5G architecture & systems. He served as the Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications from 2009-2014. He recently chaired the Pat Goldberg CS/EE/Math best paper competition for IBM Research worldwide (late 2014 to early 2018). He is a B.Tech (electronics and communications engineering) alumnus of IIT Madras.

Dr. Aloknath De – Corporate CTO / VP @Samsung Electronics

Dr. Aloknath De is an accomplished individual with over 20 years of experience in Research & Development and at senior position. He has worked at senior position in ST-Ericsson, ST Microelectonics, Hughes Software Systems, Notel Networks in the past. He is currently the Corporate Vice President and CTO Samsung Electronics India. He has over 20 patents, many product developed and over 60 peer review journals and conference proceedings to his credit. He has many recognition and awards, both national and international. Dr Aloknath is often available for talk (subject to time availability) and love to interact with faculty and students. He is senior member IEEE and fellow of IETE. His research area is IoT and Cognitive IoT apart from 5G and NB-IoT.

Dr. Navin Kumar – Professor @ Amrita University, Blore

Dr Navin has over 20 years of industry and teaching experience which includes around 10 years of overseas experience in teaching and research and development. He has over 50 peer review journals and conference proceedings along with a book and book chapter. He has worked on many international EU projects. Currently he is an Associate Professor in ECE Dept. of Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bangalore Campus. He often delivers tutorial and talk at major events including flagship conference IEEE ICC, WCNC. His research areas are 5G Wireless Technology, mmWave Technology, Visible Light Communications, Intelligent Transportation Systems and Smart City.

Subhas Mondal – Chief Architect @ Wipro , Blore

Subhas has over 25 years of Engineering experience primarily in Telecom R&D. He is driving adopti on of new technologies in transforming Telecom Networks that include SDN/NFV, 5G, LiFi, Security and AI based network automation solutions as part of Technology BU (Business Unit) CTO function. He is a distinguished member of technical staff in Wipro DMTS community. Subhas is an engineering Graduate from IIT Kharagpur in Electronics and Electrical communications engineering. Prior to joining Wipro, he worked for CDOT as a research Engineer and developed a product from scratch for remote switching need.

Panel Moderator:

Subodh Gajare, Lead Architect – CISCO R&D , Blore

Subodh is engaged@Cisco for past 15 years. His primary responsibilities are designing and implementing programmable networks for global customers. His core work areas are SDN/NFV, IoT, Mobility (3G to 5G transformation), Security, Virtualization, DC automation, Cloud and AI/ML framework. Current focus is on designing s/w Orchestration platforms for end-2-end management of SDN networks.

Subodh is a Research Mentor for incubating Cisco AI, 5G and IoT industry solutions – in Digital Manufacturing, Smart Cities, Health care, Education, Energy and Transportation. He works as advisor for grooming future Technical leaders/Architects in Cisco. He represents Cisco at Cisco Live in Asia , Europe & US.

He is a mentor for Cisco Start-up program (Launchpad) & IIM Blore start-up program (NSRCEL) and Stanford Centre for creating industry aligned content . He contributes by incubating start-ups in verticals of Fintech, Agriculture, Healthcare, Education, and Manufacturing. He incubates a culture of DevNet and SecDevOps globally within Cisco. He has co-authored 4 patents in areas of AI/ML IoT, Optical systems & SDN.

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