Speakers

MANUFACTURING INTELLIGENCE



Anup Verma is the Managing Director at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence India. Anup holds a Bachelor's degree in Production Engineering. He joined the company in 2005 and brings with him over 27 years of experience in the industry.


Lim Boon Choon is responsible for the business of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence in the Asia Pacific market outside of China. He joined the company in 2012, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the process industry.



Mike Wilson is responsible for Key Account development and PC-DMIS Product Line Management at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.He holds a Master’s of Science degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and joined the company in 2002.He previously held senior positions at Automation Software (a division of Brown and Sharpe) and has over 27 years’ experience in the metrology software industry.



Anna Maria Izzi, Business Unit Director for Bridge CMMs, boasts over 30 years’ experience in dimensional metrology. Born in Torino, Italy, and graduated in Electronic Engineering, she started her professional career developing software for special measuring systems. Few years later, she became the Product Manager for the Sheet-Metal product line. Taking over various management roles in Technical Marketing, she has recently become responsible for Bridge CMMs in EMEA, and she has now full responsibility worldwide for this product line.



Paolo De Bortoli is the Product Line Manager for Sheet Metal at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. He has been with the company since 1996. He started his stint in DEA's Purchasing Department as a buyer for Electronic Equipments. Then from year 2000 until 2015, he worked in the Commercial Operations team for Emerging Markets as Export Manager for Central Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Mediterranean countries. Later he moved to a new role and is currently responsible for Sheet Metal Product Line at a global level.



Marc Stalker, Technical Product Manager for OPTIV, has more than 20 years of experience in dimensional metrology. Born in the UK, Marc completed his mechanical engineering apprenticeship and joined the company as an application engineer. He has worked in many sectors of the business including aftermarket, R&D and is now responsible for the technical development of the OPTIV systems.



Prasanna Sathyanarayanan is the Software Expert (PC-DMIS) – APAC at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. He holds a Masters Degree in Manufacturing and has 14 years of experice in the industry. He is a certified senior GDTP professional for ASME Y 14.5 GD&T standard and is currently responsible for Commercial Operations (CO), Key Accounts support for APAC region for PC-DMIS Software.



Terrence Lim has spent more than 10 years selling technical products and leading sales teams. Before joining New River Kinematics, he worked for a leading Metrology company for 8 years directly selling metrology products to customers in Asia, leading regional sales teams in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia, and leading Australia and Indonesia distribution sales. Prior to that, Mr. Lim worked as a Sales Manager for a distributor of Honeywell managing automation sales. Terrence, an active father of three children, has an Engineering and Business education with a MBA from Northumbria University.



Juang Sheng Koo has spent more than 10 years in the metrology industry ranging from micro to macro measurements. Prior to joining New River Kinematics, he was working as a Technical Manager at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence in Malaysia. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Universiti Tenaga Nasional Malaysia.



Viswanathan Mahadevan is the Regional Manager (South India) and is responsible for Sales & Application for Q-DAS Software since 2013. He has more than 15 years experience in the Metrology domain. He has a Diploma in Electronics & Communications and MBA in Business Marketing.



John Buehler is the Global Brand Manager of Production Cam for Vero Software. In this role John is responsible for the product direction and promotion of the Edgecam and Surfcam product lines. John has over 30 years of experience in the Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing environment and holds a degree in Computer Graphics Technology.



Amol Mane works as General Manager – Technical with Vero India Software Pvt. Ltd. In this role Amol is responsible for the Technical Operations of all Vero Software Products for South Asia & Middle East region. Amol has around 19 years of professional experience. His areas of expertise are CAD / CAM / CAE, Product Design & Detailed Engineering, Design for Manufacturing, LEAN, Knowledge Based Engineering, Project Management and ERP.

POSITIONING INTELLIGENCE



Rahul has completed both Diploma & Degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering. He has done a Certificate course in International Marketing from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He started his career as GIS Project Trainer and has a 12+ years of rich experience in GIS & GPS field. He is associated with NovAtel Inc. for more than 3 years now. Strategic planning and Partnerships with different System Integrators are his expertise. He has a passion to sell Positioning Intelligence to every organization/user for the betterment, which brings in the trust and confidence in the products and brand. His hobbies: are watching movies and driving to hill stations and enjoying the wildlife.



Saravanan has both Bachelor and Master degree in Geomatics. He has 11+ years of experience in Geo-spatial industries, specialized in Remote sensing, GIS and GPS. He has been working with NovAtel for the past 3 years. His expertise lies in Spatial Modelling, Spatial database management, Sensor data fusion and integration. He has passion to build trust and bring more customer to NovAtel by providing best customer support and sales support. His hobbies are gardening and reading books.

GEOSPATIAL



Atanu Sinha is responsible for managing the operations for India and SAARC regions for Hexagon Geospatial. In this role, he spearheads business and strategic growth initiatives of its Geospatial Portfolio and is focused on growing the region’s business through both direct sales and the partner network. He has over 20 years of experience in Management, Sales, and Marketing, focusing on IT solutions and business development. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and has an in-depth understanding of geospatial applications and their delivery systems.



Mahesh Reddy, an engineering graduate from Andhra University, currently heads Hexagon Geospatial Technical Services team in India. He has 23 years of experience in geospatial industry ranges from technologies like Remote Sensing, GIS, Photogrammetry & LIDAR. He and his team are primarily into training and supporting Govt/private customers on Hexagon Geospatial Technologies. Mahesh also has exhaustive experience in implementing 2D/3D Mapping Projects & Remote sensing applications in India and abroad.



VinayBabu Adimulam holds over 20 years of experience in planning, designing, implementing and training with state of art technologies in GIS, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry at various organisations in Department of Space, Cabinet Secretariats, Defence, DRDO etc. In his present role, he is responsible in conceptualizing Start-of-Art solutions for Defence, Paramilitary Forces and Government, using his in-depth knowledge in Systems, Networking, Software development, Web and Service Oriented Architecture.



Ashish Arora leads the Enterprise Solutions team for India and SAARC at Hexagon Geospatial. He is a Technology Evangelist in Geo-spatial Technologies, having vast experience in Pre/Post Sales Activities across Hexagon technology platforms, and large format program deliveries over Asia Pacific Region. He holds a Post-Graduate Master in Geoinformatics Degree from Symbiosis International University. He is an avid speaker in various forums and is an active member of geospatial industry groups.



Vasudeva Rao has 19 years of experience in Remote Sensing, GIS and Photogrammetry. He is presently working in Hexagon Geospatial as a Senior Technical Manager. His core strength is in handling large volume high resolution imagery ortho rectification, classification, Image mosaicking, image analysis, district/state wise create base maps. With an add-on expertise in Watershed Development, Forestry, Agriculture.

PPM



Philippe Marceau leads strategic development and management of sales, marketing and services in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMIA), with 30-plus years of experience in the process, power and marine industries. Marceau joined Hexagon as a technical engineer in 1984, became a sales manager for France in 1994, and a regional director in 1999. In the 2000s Marceau continued to demonstrate strong leadership and strategic management skills, growing into the role of Vice President for Western Europe and Africa in 2000, and Executive Vice President EMIA in 2004. Marceau holds a technical degree in information technology from Institut Supérieur de Technologie Informatique in Paris, France.



Rick Allen is currently the Executive Vice President of Hexagon PPM and President and CEO of Intergraph CADWorx and Analysis Solutions. His 26 years of experience with Intergraph gives him the insight and knowledge to work with the Owner Operators, Engineering Companies and Suppliers to help improve their businesses. Rick was previously the Executive Director for Asia Pacific in 1998 and 1999. Prior to this assignment, he served as a sales manager and sales representative since joining Intergraph Corporation in 1988. Rick has the motivation and dedication it takes to meet the business and regulatory needs of industrial organizations adopting solutions to better manage their operations and safeguard their infrastructures. Through his vision, Rick brings his innovative ideas to the table and makes them a reality for complicated engineering systems. Rick has a BS in Chemical Engineering, an MS in Petroleum Engineering and has several patents in Enhanced Oil Recovery methods



Arne holds BSc degrees in Structural Engineering and Marine Technology. In addition, he holds a Bachelor degree in Business Economy from the Norwegian School of Management. Arne started his professional career in 1983 as a Structural Engineer at Kvaerner Rosenberg, one of Norway’s biggest offshore fabrication yards. From 1991-1995 he was IT Coordinator for ABB Global Engineering. Arne joined Intergraph in 1995, and since then he has had several positions within the company, including being Technical Manager for Intergraph Scandinavia for several years. He is now part of a global team of professionals, responsible for Business Development within the Marine Industry in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa.



Tom Szoka Software Professional Responsible for Product Management of Hexagon PPM's Market Leading Design and Visualization solutions comprising >60% of Division's revenue in 2015. Provide Customer and Shareholder Value by delivering the most productive, cost effective Design and Visual solutions for the Process, Power, and Marine Markets using Agile Software Development Methods across 60 development teams and 20 product managers dispersed globally.



As an entrepreneur and proven leader Marc understands the potential power and frequent challenges of technologies in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries. Mr. Goldman is one of the leading experts in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its impact on the processes and business of the building design and construction industry.
Marc began his career in the first days of CAD, and he has evolved over twenty years of success defining, developing, and delivering services and technologies for design, engineering, manufacturing, and construction.
Marc brings his skills as a business advisor with expertise in identifying & analyzing processes, and translating them into profitable products & services. He has work with a strong international network of AEC executives, often creating winning joint ventures, partnerships and customer relationships.
Marc has lead the creation of teams, processes and new ways of working in small and large organizations - typically required gaining the buy-in and participation from all levels, all functions and all product teams. With over two decades of delivering products and services for Building, Construction & Manufacturing, Marc has formed, hired, managed, mentored & inspired technical sales and development teams in large organizations and startup environments.
Prior to committing to a career in Building Design Technologies, Marc studied Architecture and Civil Engineering at Tulane University. He lives in Littleton Colorado with his wife, Lynne a Veterinarian, his two kids and way too many animals.


Nils is Intergraph’s director for Integrated Solutions at its Global Business Development organization . Nils holds a master degree on process engineering and has worked for nearly 10 years in designing steel mill plants prior joining Hexagon PPM. Working for Intergraph since nearly 20 years, he has deep knowledge on complex integration scenarios and improved work processes by modern materials management and information management tools in various projects and product development. In the past years he constantly grew his knowledge around integrating the engineering world with the operational world especially maintenance systems.
Nils loves camping in various regions of Europe with his big family and friends and enjoys skiing.


An MBA Qualified Multi-lingual Sales Director, with over 20 years’ experience working Oil and Gas, Engineering & Construction, Commercial and Public sector organizations. Providing leadership and direction to the Sales and Strategy of EcoSys Project Controls Software solutions across the MEA & India region. Amplifying the focus on an increase in sales and brand awareness of EcoSys software and developing business critical relationships with companies across all industry sectors.

SAFETY & INFRASTRUCTURE



Dan Retzer serves as Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure’s senior vice president of global product development. Prior to joining Hexagon, Retzer was the CTO for Global Securities Finance and Processing for SunGard Financial Systems. He has held senior technology leadership positions delivering solutions into complex industries. He holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama in Birmingham



He works on Revitalizing technology divisions & product portfolios that ignite growth. He is a collaborator, communicator and influencer, he helps companies to take technology products, services and solutions from vision to strategy to profitability.



He leads the Geospatial and Infratructure services teams. He provides vision, leadership and innovation in Defining, developing and delivering solutions for Electric, Gas, Water, Telecom, Fiber and Geospatial domains using Microsoft and Oracle technologies



Proven expertise in implementing enterprise Public Safety emergency response systems on-site on Microsoft platforms globally. Extensive IT consulting & implementation experience interacting with customers from across countries like US, UK, NZ, Australia & Singapore and delivering solutions to their needs and satisfaction.



He is heading the GPS Safety Services group. He provides Technical Reviews, High Level design, architectural reviews, Product Compliancy checking against set of client requirements. As a technical architect, he has provided technical consultation and served as a Point of contact for technical queries for Uttar Pradesh DIAL 100 project, Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan Dial 100 projects.

GEOSYSTEMS & MINING



Pranay Prasoon, a Graduate in Mining Engineering from Nagpur University, joined Hexagon Mining with >12 years in core mining industry, working in various facets of mining which includes mine operation, mine planning and technology development and implementation. As Technical Manager, he studies and evaluates customer line processes and business objectives to develop sustainable technical solutions to achieve the objective and add value to business.


Abhi

Abhishek Pandey, a techno commercial engineer, with 17 years of working experience. Mechanical Engineer from Ramgarhia College of Engineering and Technical education - Phagwara, Diploma in Tools Designing from Central Tool Room (an Indo German Project) and Masters of International Business Administration. Working in Hexagon Geosystems since Feb 2011 as Senior Manager: Business Development.


adesh

Adesh Dhar has been working with Hexagon Geosystems for the Past 11 years. He started as a Technical Support Engineer supporting Total Stations & High End GPS, promoting Leica Geosystems Solutions for the Measurement Industry. For the past 6 years he has been dedicatedly involved with promoting Terrestrial Laser Scanners for the developing Indian Market. Currently he is a Product Manager for the entire Leica LIDAR solutions from Terrestrial Laser Scanners to Mobile Mappers and also the revolutionary Leica Nova Series MS 60. He has been involved in many projects for Mining Applications, Heritage conservation, BIM and Urban Mapping using Leica Pegasus II, the mobile mapper.



An innovation seeker with expertise in technology R&D. As the Chief Technology Officer of Hexagon Geosystems, Burkhard BÖCKEM is responsible for leading the organisation on an up-ward trajectory of technology exploration and innovation.



He is an Electronics and Communication engineer from Allahabad University. In the past nearly 30 years, he has been involved in Geospatial Technologies. He has worked with various generations of Total Stations, Field and Office Software, GNSS in Land, Marine and Air environments, Photogrammetry, Airborne ,Terrestrial and Mobile LIDAR. He currently looks after Hexagon Geosystems business in India, Bhutan and Nepal.



Vikram Jasrotia is an Engineering graduate and has 15 years of experience at multiple levels with involvement in various prestigious projects.An innovation seeker with expertise in technology R&D. As the Chief Technology Officer of Hexagon Geosystems, Burkhard BÖCKEM is responsible for leading the organisation on an up-ward trajectory of technology exploration and innovation.



Nagajyothi Swargam, Senior Software Consultant, Hexagon Capability Center India, is a Civil Engineer (Transportation) from Louisiana State University. She has more than 11 years of working experience in Geospatial industry both in USA and India. She’s currently working in Geosystems R&D with Leica MissionPro, the Flight Planning and Evaluation software.

SPECIAL SESSIONS



Asif Rana heads Applications Centre in Switzerland which is part of Hexagon Innovation Hub. The Innovation Hub is Hexagon’s corporate research and development wing working on the enabling tech-nologies like Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Advanced Analytics, as well as Augmented and Virtual Reality, among others.

At the Innovation Hub, Asif manages the development of HxGN SMART Convergence, Hexagon’s digital transformation platform to create connected and smart solutions for Hexagon’s business ap-plications.

Asif joined Hexagon in 2007 after completing his PhD in Electrical Engineering with a focus on tele-robotics. He also holds an MBA from IE Business School. Asif keenly observes the exponential growth of digital business and how its strategic use is already providing sustained long-term growth for organizations worldwide.

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