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Automotive Megatrends USA, 2015

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Event details

Date: March 17, 2015
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST
Venue: The Henry, Fairlane Plaza, 300 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, Michigan 48126, USA

Event overview

Automotive Megatrends USA is a unique event that connects key players in the car industry with the game changing innovators of tomorrow’s automotive world. This year, the event will focus on three key tracks: Powertrain Innovation, Connected Car, and Vehicle Lightweighting.

Why attend?

The event has its finger on the pulse of the automotive industry. It is an exceptional platform and provides great networking opportunities to connect with key players.

Who should attend?

The event attracts over 500 delegates from the automotive industry including suppliers / service providers, OEMs, management consultants, financiers / investors, and government representatives.

Connect with Infosys

Infosys is the conference, lunch and networking drinks sponsor for the event. We are also thrilled to announce that Rohit Kedia, Vice President and Head – Core Manufacturing, Americas, Infosys, will deliver the lunch keynote, where he will discuss lessons from industry outsiders on impending disruption in the automotive industry. Join our speakers Dr. G.V.V. Ravi Kumar, Senior Principal and Head of Advanced Engineering Group, Infosys; and Ram Ramaseshan, Associate Vice President – Engineering Services and Global Head of Automotive and Life Sciences, Infosys; for their respective tracks on Vehicle Lightweighting and Connected Car. Connect with us at booth #3 to see how Infosys is shaping the world of next-generation automobiles with innovative ideas and cutting-edge solutions.

Session details

TimeTrackSessionSpeaker
09:45 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. ESTVehicle Lightweighting‘Carbon Composites: competitive and cost effective’Dr. G.V.V. Ravi Kumar
12:30 p.m. ESTLunch key note‘Impending disruption in the automotive industry – lessons from industry outsiders’ Rohit Kedia
2:35 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. ESTConnected Car‘The “autonomous car” ecosystem: new age products, services and providers’Ram Ramaseshan

Speaker profiles

Dr. G.V.V. Ravi Kumar Dr. G.V.V. Ravi Kumar
Senior Principal and Head of Advanced Engineering Group, Infosys

Dr. Ravi has over 21 years of research and industrial experience in the aircraft industry. His areas of interest include aircraft structures, knowledge-based engineering, composites, and structural health monitoring. He has authored more than 30 technical papers and white papers in various journals, spoken at conferences, and even filed a patent. He most notably worked on KBE tool development projects for both military and commercial aircraft programs, including Indian light combat aircraft (LCA). He obtained his doctoral degree in applied mechanics from IIT Delhi.

Rohit Kedia Rohit Kedia
Vice President and Head-Core Manufacturing, Americas, Infosys

Rohit has been with Infosys for over 15 years. He has extensive experience in the industry, managing automotive and aerospace companies. In his current role, he is responsible for growing business in automotive and aerospace sectors across services ranging including IT services, BPO, product engineering, and consulting. He has also won several awards for his contributions to the company.

Ram Ramaseshan Ram Ramaseshan
Associate Vice President – Engineering Services and Global Head of Automotive and Life Sciences, Infosys

Ramaseshan (Ram) is an industry professional specializing in engineering services outsourcing. His rich experience of over 23 years has seen him in top leadership roles – EVP and CXO – with leading engineering and manufacturing organizations. Currently, he is responsible for driving business growth and expanding customers’ and partners’ ecosystems to help increase the leadership position of Infosys Engineering services. He has led the business through a continuous cycle of innovation, technology and differentiated propositions particularly in mobility, powertrain electronics, active safety, infotainment, and telematics.

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