A transition towards the factory of the future is ongoing: computer-driven systems are increasingly monitoring physical processes, using a virtual copy of the physical world, and enabling automated decisions. Industry 4.0 is the keyword of this transition and it describes the organisation of production processes based on technology and devices that can exchange information along the value chain. More and more companies are embracing this transtion, attracted by the possibility of an increased competitiveness or pushed by the choices of their competitiors. The exploitation of the potential of industry 4.0 requires a good knowledge of the key value drivers, the key technologies, and the different steps of the journey that leads from the level of beginner to the level of digital champion. Answering the request of several industry representatives, QLeap Academy is organizing one-day workshop focused on the key topics needed to start the journey into the fourth industrial revolution. The workshop will use an unique mix of state-of-the-art developments and practical examples on Industry 4.0 taken from the direct experiences of experts from European and Indian Faculty.
Dr. Donato Masi is a Faculty in Operations Management at Aston Business School in Birmingham. He holds a PhD degree in Management Engineering and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He is a specialist in the areas of Industry 4.0 with a focus on Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management. He has published several scientific papers in the top ranked international journals in the areas of Industry 4.0. He actively collaborates with industry through private and public funded research projects. He is currently focusing on how digitalisation and the emerging Industry 4.0 approach can enhance the sustainability of Operations and Supply Chains.
Dr. Aravind Chinchure, CEO of QLeap Academy, is a corporate strategist and an innovation leader. He has created and driven programs to boost innovation, leadership, and growth at manufacturing and services companies. He has worked with multinationals and Indian companies formulating organic and inorganic strategies for their growth. One such initiative has created a value of over INR 100 crores for a company. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics and has 25 years’ experience of working with leading companies including GE, Honeywell and Reliance. He has authored 28 research articles published in international journals and has filed 4 patents in different geographies including US, Europe, Japan on the production of high-temperature solid oxide fuel cells.
Mr. Ashutosh Parasnis has worked in software & electronics manufacturing sectors in diverse functions such as R&D, manufacturing, supply-chain, software development, customer support & IT infrastructure. He has experience of working in manufacturing of electronic products with Tektronix. He was CEO at PTC & Qlogic India and has been associated with Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education & Symbiosis International University as Visiting Faculty where he has designed and conducted courses & workshops on Creativity and Innovative Organisations. He has consulted enterprises, SMEs & start-ups in their transformation journey.