Inauguration by Mr Vikas Anwekar, President ISA Pune Section
In his opening remarks Mr. Anwekar briefed about ISA and its various activities in the field of Automation.
He also briefed about various initiatives taken by ISA Pune Section and gave overview about conference and its agenda.
For Keynote we had two eminent personalities from the Industry
Keynote address – 1
Mr Somnath Chakraborty, Senior Director – MindSphere R&D
He started his keynote with outlining the COVID-19 and its positive impact of becoming force multiplier for adoption of digitization in Industry.
During his address he touched upon various benefits and advantages of IIoT, challenges in optimizing manufacturing products, closed loop digital twin and how MindSphere platform can be used to deploy complete Digital Twin.
He also spoke about use case of brake system failure analysis using MindSphere.
Keynote address – 2
Mr Andrew McDonald – Global Director – Digital, Unilever Inc. USA
Mr. McDonald gave overview about Digital Factory initiative in Unilever across the Globe.
During his address he gave insight about the framework they adopted for Digitization of facilities, he covered high level of technical architecture in 5 layers, Data Analytics maturity journey and value creation. Also he talked about Data Boot camps, Digital Factory Toolkit and how Unilever has created community to take this initiative further.
Session – 1
Use Case Presentations – Adoption of Success Stories
Moderator – Mr KaramVir Rehani, Section Division Liaison, ISA Pune Section
Use Case Presentation – 1
Digitization of Chemical Process by Tata Chemicals
By Mr Prasanna Wadke, Technology Evangelist, IT Business Transformation
Mr. Wadke presented how they have done digitization of one of the world’s largest manufacturing facility of Soda Ash.
During his presentation he talked about many ways to increase overall efficiency of plant keeping in mind proper Cyber Security measures. He also emphasized on importance of Analytics driven approach for successful implementation.
Use Case Presentation – 2
Digitization in Automotive Components by Flash Electronics
By Mr Yogesh Hajare – Head IT
Mr. Hazare talked about Value Creation through digitization automation projects, various challenges like emission norms, challenges in innovation, Investments, collaboration, awareness, and Cyber Security.
Use Case Presentation – 3
Digitization in Consumer Products by Hindustan Unilever
By Mr Vinay Amritkar, Production Manager, Dapada Plant
Mr. Amritkar started his presentation with Global strategy and vision of Unilever.
He presented the use case of real time loss capturing and diagnostic analysis and
approach they adopted to identify the loss and digital solutions to resolve it.
Use Case Presentation – 4
Industrial IoT Digital Transformation Journey by Godrej
By Mr Swaroop Patil, GM (IT), Godrej Consumer Products Limited
Mr. Patil gave complete overview of implementation of IoT in manufacturing process.
He emphasized on Defining key drivers before starting the IoT project.
Also how overall efficiency in value chain has helped them in operational efficiency, in Process Automation, Recording & Reporting.
Use Case Presentation – 5
Digitization in Siemens Kalwa Factory
By Mr Subodh Sant – Head of Siemens Real Estate Technical Functions &
Mr Amol Kashid – Head AVATAR 4.0 SRE Digitization Center for Utility
In this presentation Siemens showcased how MindSphere has been used to Horizontally integrate 22 India location and abroad. Good insight on implementation in infrastructure area, key measurement parameters and performance indicators
Session – II
Panel Discussion on Adoption Strategies & Journey towards Digital Maturity
Moderator – Ms Sujata Tilak
1) Mr Vivek Gupta – AVP & Head Instrumentation DCM Shriram Ltd.
2) Mr Dhiraj Patil - Sr. Manager – Process Innovation, Gabriel India Ltd.
3) Mr Vinayak Savadi – Managing Director – XOLERTIC Asia Pvt. Ltd.
Mr Vivek Gupta discussed about the Digital strategies and importance of getting data and increasing efficiency of assets. Predictive analysis approach helped them to take actions proactively.
Mr Dhiraj Patil highlighted the issues of connectivity with legacy systems in plant, how they planned their IoT project in modules and plant wise for implementation.
Mr Vinayak Savadi put a Supplier side perspective on importance of IIoT.
He emphasized that automation plays very important and vital role overall and end user involvement is must for digitization journey.
Session – III
Tech Medley – Demonstration and Use Cases
Moderator – Mr Dillep Miskin – Delegate ISA Pune Section
1) Blockchain Technology
By Mr Ashley - Decent Technology
Mr Ashley discussed about the Blockchain Technology.
He highlighted the different use cases and value it delivered like in supply chain and how it has reduced the complexity and time in overall process.
2) Universal Automation
By Mr Sudhir Dembi – Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr Sudhir Dembi discussed about current model issues, Physical and Digital World and emphasized that Open is not just enough.
He also discussed about open Process Automation Forum NAMUR.
3) Safety & Security Considerations for Industrial IoT
By Mr Priyasloka Arya – LDRA Technology Pvt. Ltd.
Mr Priyasloka Arya talked about Safety, Security considerations for Industrial IoT.
He also talked about Safety and Security Life Cycle, V Model and overview of IEC 62443 reference model. Then he discussed about the Safety lapses and layers of protection.
4) Wireless HART Technology
By Mr Vinod Joshi – Zettaone Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr Vinod Joshi talked about Wireless HART technology, its working principles, special and security related features and why it is key for Digital Transformation.
By Mr Dileep Miskin – Delegate ISA Pune Section.