Date: 0930 Hrs, 4th November 2022 | Location: Hotel Crowne Plaza, Chennai


14th Edition - Conference on

“Automotive R&D Trends”

Date: 0930 Hrs, 4th November 2022 | Location: Hotel Crowne Plaza, Chennai

About the Conference

Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Centre of CII is organizing the annual 14th Edition – Conference on Automotive R&D Trends on 4th November 2022 between 0930 Hrs – 1700 Hrs (IST) at Hotel Crowne Plaza. The conference is chaired by Ms Latha Chembrakalam, Vice President & Head – Technical Center India, Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt. Ltd., – Technical Center India

The auto industry is undergoing a period of tremendous disruption as never seen before The change is putting tremendous pressure on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and auto suppliers to evolve and innovate. OEMs need suppliers who will implement solutions to help speed up their new product introductions, lower their operational costs and improve their profit margins. The conference aims to help stakeholders understand about the new business strategies employed by Successful OEMs and suppliers to meet the demands of the new market.

The key objectives of the conference are to Serve as a platform for stakeholders from the automotive and allied industrial sectors to share their expert views on strengthening the base for automotive R&D; Develop  a systematic approach to address the key gaps in the R&D domain; Understand the domestic and global R&D phase to plan for future developments ; Highlight priority areas for developing robust systems and solutions through research and innovation; Catalyze the automotive growth through innovation and evolving technology; Facilitate knowledge flow by working with international organizations through bi-lateral / multilateral cooperation mechanism; Create awareness among the end-users and consumers.

Key Speakers

  • Ms Pooja Kulkarni IAS,MD & CEO, Guidance Tamil Nadu
  • Ms J. Innocent Divya IAS, Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation
  • Ms. Latha Chembrakalam, Confernece Chairperson and Vice President & Head – Technical Center India Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt. Ltd., – Technical Center India
  • Mr Jacob Peter, Executive Board, SVP , Bosch Global Software Technologies
  • Mr S N Eisenhower,Managing Director,Saint-Gobain India Private Limited – Glass Solutions, Projects and Raw Materials
  • Mr Mahavir Patil, Vice President – Electronics (Body and ADAS),HELLA India Automotive Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ms. Maria Anhalt , Chief Executive Officer,Electrobit
  • Mr Balaji D Loganathan, Co-Founder, Seewise.AI
  • Mr Srihari S.K, Partner, K&S Partners
  • Mr Dharanisha Siddalingaiah, Associate Director,Accenture
  • Mr Pratik Gupta, Chief Executive Officer,Gensol Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dr Shankar Venugopal, Vice President & Head – Technology, IP and Technical Capability Building, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
  • Mr Ramakrishna D, Vice President – Propulsion Systems, Daimler Truck Innovation Center India Pvt. Ltd. (DTICI)
  • Mr Dinesh Arjun,CEO & Co-Founder ,Raptee Energy
  • Dr Arun Sampath, Principal Consultant and Industry Advisor in RIG CTO Team, TATA Consultancy Services
  • Mr Venkatesh Natarajan,Ex CDO,Ashok Leyland
  • Mr Srikanth, Engineering and Development General Manager- Center of Competencies,UNO MINDA Limited
  • Mr Jayasankar Pillai, Partner– IOT & EDGE, Ind 4.0 and Operational Analytics,IBM India Pvt Ltd
  • Mr Sunil David,Digital Technology Consultant,Ex Regional Director IOT, AT&T
  • Mr Praveen Sasidharan,Partner,Risk Advisory, Deloitte India
  • Mr Jaidev Venkataraman, Head of R & D, Autonomous Mobility, India,Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt Ltd
  • Mr Balaji Sethuraman,Vice President,Mercedes-Benz
  • Mr B Srinivasan,Chief Technology Officer , UCAL Fuel Systems Limited
  • Mr Ravikiran Annaswamy,CEO & Managing Director,Numocity Technologies

Conference Sessions

More than 300 senior management personnel from diverse industries all over India and abroad are expected to attend this conference. Profile of conference delegates include MD’s, CxO’s, President, VP, GM’s, Design experts, Head of R&Ds, Design Engineers, Senior & Middle Management R&D officials, Engineers, Business Development, Communication Specialists, Professors etc.

Software defined vehicles: Revolutionizing cars as Smartphones on wheels I  Zero emission vehicles- decarbonization driving sustainable mobility I Cyber Security and Data Sharing in mobility I Connected vehicle and smart cities

Future of Mobility – Transformation from ‘Mobility-as-a-Service’ to ‘Lifestyle-as-a-Service’

How digital transformation has revolutionized the automotive industry. I  AI, Data and Analytics advancements in the mobility space I  What can we expect from Software-Driven business models I Addressing changing customer profiles

Importance of Cybersecurity in current & Future of mobility

How can you stay successful irrespective of disrupted supply chain?


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Conference Delegate Fee
(in INR/ Per Participant/including GST)

Rs. 4000

per participant for
CII Member

Rs. 5000

per participant for

Rs. 3000

per participant for
Educational Institution



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