#Advisory Board

Industrial Automation has recently formed an Editorial Advisory Board. With the rapidly changing scenario in the digital era, there is a need to constantly update the content of the magazine to make it more relevant to the present needs. The idea is to benefits from the expertise of the members of the Editorial Advisory Board, who are all seasoned professionals with years of active experience in the industry.

The following eminent persons from the industry form the Editorial Advisory Board.

Mr. Achyuta Ghosh

Research Head, NASSCOM

Achyuta has over 18 years of professional experience in analytics, research and consulting. He is an active technology evangelist and has assisted Fortune 500 companies and investors with strategic insights on digital transformation, and its impact on business strategy, future of work, and global sourcing.

Achyuta heads research at NASSCOM. In his current role, he actively works with different industry stakeholders on driving innovation and developing the roadmap in disruptive technology areas such as artificial intelligence, IoT, blockchain, robotics, and virtual reality for the Indian IT-BPM industry.

Prior to NASSCOM, Achyuta led the smart cities business for Ford Smart Mobility in India, where he collaborated with Indian smart cities to understand their unique transportation challenges and designed innovative solutions through partnerships and in-house technology product development.

He has also worked in technology organizations such as Frost &Sullivan, Genpact, and WNS in various leadership consulting roles.

Mr. G Ganapathiraman

Country Manager India – ARC Advisory Group

G Ganapathiraman (Raman) is responsible for managing ARC Advisory Group's operations in India.

Raman has been heading the ARC India operations since June 2012. His range of responsibilities at ARC includes supporting the global offices in preparation of market research reports (worldwide, regional, and India specific), organising ARC India forums, and sales/technical promotion in the areas of automation and enterprise. He handles and nurtures analyst relationships with domestic and global clients. Additionally, he collaborates with industry organizations, such as NASSCOM, CII, ISA, and others, as well as with the media.

Prior to joining ARC he superannuated as Executive Director of Electronics Division (EDN) of BHEL. During his tenure in BHEL he headed Project Engineering Management (PEM) and Industrial Systems Group (ISG). He has been a team leader and builder; at BHEL he led a team of 5,000 personnel.

Raman's work and commitment to excellence has won recognition at the national and international levels. He has received various prestigious awards, such as ICWA Cost Management Award, CII Business Excellence, and Quality Control (QC) Awards.

Dr. (Mrs.) Jayalekshmi M. Nair

Principal, V.E.S. Institute of Technology

A PhD from IIT Bombay (1995) Major research topics Systems & Control Engg, Robust Control of Singularly Perturbed System

Approved Principal of Mumbai University. She has also been Member, Adhoc Board of Studies in Electrical Engineering and also an Expert Member on panel of Staff Selection Committee for Lecturers/Asst. Profs./ Professors of Engineering Colleges on behalf of Directorate of Technical Education.

Having research publications being showcased in 7 International Journals and over 30 National & International Conferences. Her work and expertise in education sector for Instrumentation engineering has been commendable.

Panelist of judging committee of Innovation Zone at Automation Expo 2018.

Jury member for Zee 24 Taas & DNA Young Innovator Awards 2015

Judge of Young Scientist Awardees for the Year 2014 – 2015 At 102nd Indian Science Congress hosted by University of Mumbai, Mumbai from 3-7 January 2015

Mr. Rajesh Nath

Managing Director, VDMA India Services Private Limited, German Engineering Federation (VDMA)

Rajesh Nath, a graduate Mechanical Engineer followed by International Business Program from IIM Kolkata, has 30 years of experience in Indo-German trade working with several reputed German and Indian companies in various sectors.

Since 1999 he has been working with the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), which he is heading as Managing Director, India. He has played a pivotal role in promoting and strengthening the business and economic ties between India and Germany.

In 2017 Rajesh Nath was conferred the ‘Cross of the Order of Merit’, Germany’s highest civilian honour awarded to individuals for their services to Germany. It is Germany’s only honour that is awarded to both Germans and foreigners in all fields of endeavour. It is the highest tribute paid to individuals for achievements in economic, social, political or intellectual realm.

Mr. Sivaram PV

Evangelist for Industry 4.0, Digital Transformation and Industrial Automation.

PV Sivaram an Evangelist for Industry 4.0, Digital Transformation and Industrial Automation was also the Managing Director of B&R Industrial Automation and had founded and built the organisation in India since 1996. He is also the Past President of Automation India Association (AIA), and a Mentor at C4i4, Pune which is a part of Samarth Udyog Initiative by Department of Heavy Industries.

Sivaram began his career in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) where he has worked on Reactor Controls. He later shifted to the electrical engineering major Siemens. Subsequently he founded the Indian Subsidiary of B&R Industrial Automation- now part of ABB. He grew the company over twenty years making it one of prominent Machine and Factory Automation companies in India.

Sivaram has worked in various fields like Power Transmission and Distribution, Communications, and Power Plant Automation.

At B&R he has led projects on Machine and Factory Automation in all verticals like Plastic, Pharma, Textiles etc.He has considerable experience in Distributed Systems, SCADA, DCS, and microcontroller applications. He has worked on software for redundancy systems and managed large projects both in public sector and private fields. He has nearly forty five years of work experience. After retirement from B&R he is actively engaged with C4i4 primarily as a Mentor and as an evangelist for Digitalisation.