Speakers


KEYNOTE


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As Chief Technology Officer for Hexagon and president of Ventures, Claudio Simão leads the organisation in its mission of leveraging cross-divisional technologies and a solution-centric strategy. Simão joined Hexagon in 2002 as president of Hexagon South America, where he continues to lead an aggressive growth strategy. During his tenure, Simão also has served as president of Hexagon Metrology Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Hexagon, Simão held the position of president and CEO of Pluriform Plasticos, SBQT Sistemas and Netstal-Quality Equipamentos. Simão holds degrees in mechanical engineering and physics, has written several books on physics and technology, and holds various patents in sensors technology.

HEXAGON GEOSYSTEMS & MINING


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Adesh Dhar has been working with Hexagon Geosystems for the past 13 years. He started as a Technical Support Engineer supporting Total Stations & High-End GPS, promoting Leica Geosystems Solution for Measurement Industry. For the past 7 years he has been dedicatedly involved with promoting Terrestrial Laser Scanners for the developing Indian Market. Currently his profile is that of Product Manager for entire Leica LIDAR solutions from Terrestrial Laser Scanners to Mobile Mappers and also the revolutionary Leica RTC 360. He has been involved in many projects for Mining Applications, Heritage conservation, BIM and Urban Mapping using Leica Pegasus II the mobile mapper.

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Vikram Jasrotia is an Engineering graduate and has 16 years of experience with Leica Geosystems India at multiple levels with involvement in various prestigious projects. He started as a Technical Support Engineer supporting High End TPS, GPS & Reference Stations, promoting Leica Geosystems Solution for Measurement Industry.

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Abhishek Pandey, a techno commercial engineer, with 18 yrs. of working experience, is a Mechanical Engineer from Ramgarhia College of Engineering and Technical education, Phagwara, with Post Diploma in Tool Design form Central Tool Room (an Indo German Project) and Masters in International Business Administration. He's been with Leica Geosystems since Feb 2011 as Deputy General Manager.

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Tim Varecka, General Manager, Product Development, Operations, is responsible for developing new solutions for fleet management, safety, and autonomous vehicles using the latest innovative technologies. He oversees development centers located in Australia, Brazil, Switzerland, and Tucson, Arizona. Before joining in November 2017, Tim was the hardware manager for Medtronic Care Management Services, where he led engineering teams that developed medical devices for home-patient monitoring. Tim has a BS in electrical engineering and an MS in the management of technology, both from the University of Minnesota.

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Zhanyou Huang, General Manager, Product Development, Planning, oversees development of planning products in exploration, geology, design, planning and scheduling, grade control, and integration with other business units. Previously Senior Engineering Product Development Manager, Zhanyou led the management and development of engineering products and delivered high quality solutions to customers. He is the author of MineSight Schedule Optimizer and the concept of mine planning and haulage system integration.

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

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Nagajyothi Swargam, Senior Software Consultant, Hexagon Capability Center India, is a Civil Engineer (Transportation) from Louisiana State University. She has more than 12 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.

HEXAGON MANUFACTURING INTELLIGENCE


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Anup Verma is the Managing Director at Hexagon Metrology 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.

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Ken Woodbine joined Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence in 2001. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He previously held senior positions at Brown & Sharpe and has over 30 years’ experience in the metrology industry. Currently Ken is the Product Line Manager for the Metrology Software Product Line.

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Dharmarajan is Managing Director at MSC Software Corporation for the Indo-Pacific Region and is responsible for operations across India, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand. He joined MSC in 2007 establishing the company’s first sales office in the region. Over the past decade, he has built and retained high performing teams. He has been responsible for the company's market leadership and 10x growth. Before MSC Software Corporation, between 2002-2006, he was responsible for successfully setting up the MatrixOne operations in India. He was a successful entrepreneur who set up two companies - Bluefont Technologies and Pixtel communications; Bluefont was later sold to Mintek of Taiwan. It was during this time Dharmarajan acquired an in-depth knowledge of setting up and running a software company end-to-end. He started his career at Wipro Infotech. At the beginning of 1992, he was handpicked to be a part of a core team to establish SDRC (now Siemens PLM) in India. During his eight-year tenure at SDRC, he was the recipient of numerous technical & sales excellence awards and played a vital role in the success of SDRC in the country. He completed his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. He is based in Bangalore and calls the garden city his home.

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Amol Mane works as General Manager – Technical with Vero India Software Pvt. Ltd. In this role, he is responsible for the Technical Operations of all Vero Software Products for Middle East, India & South East Asia region. He has around 20 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. He has previously worked with Dassault Systemes as Regional Technical Manager for Professional Channel (SolidWorks) Business for West India, South India & Sri Lanka. Prior to Dassault Systemes, he has worked with Sulzer India Pvt. Ltd as Head of Project Engineering & Extended Management Team Member and was involved in setting up State of Art - Global Design Center for Sulzer Chemtech Global at Pune.

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Rajeev Datar is Director (CMM Sales) at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence India. Rajeev holds a degree in Mechanical Engg. He joined the company in 2005 and brings with him over 30 years of experience in the industry.

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Anchit Khanna is working as Senior Executive (Application) at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence India. He joined the company in 2015 and has over 9 years experience in industry. He is responsible for application of portable and vision segment.

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Thomas A. Stewart is a President of Q-DAS Inc. USA and Managing director of Q-DAS Korea. He has been involved in the Automotive manufacturing sector for almost 40 Years. He is the Founder of Q-DAS Incorporated and President since 1989. He started his career as Applications Research Engineer in 1997 with Valenite Corporation and 1989 he started Q-DAS Incorporation in USA. He is a key team member in the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) workgroups for standardization of Quality Data transmission from Measurement, Test and Assembly Systems. Also he has worked as Global Project Manager for J. Deere, Edwards, GM, IHI and Ford implementations of Q-DAS Process Data Networks. He has completed USA Military Police and Criminal Justice Advanced Training with High Honors (Outstanding Trainee of the Cycle & Commanders Orderly) and has special Certificates for Marksmanship, Covert Investigations and Ranger Operations. He holds Educational Certificates in Information Management Systems, Digital Design, Successful Negotiations, Production Control Systems and Statistics for Manufacturing. He is an active and supporting member of the ASQ, Energy Engineers Association and the AIAG.

HEXAGON GEOSPATIAL


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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 direct sales. 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.

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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.

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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.

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Tim Varecka, General Manager, Product Development, Operations, is responsible for developing new solutions for fleet management, safety, and autonomous vehicles using the latest innovative technologies. He oversees development centers located in Australia, Brazil, Switzerland, and Tucson, Arizona. Before joining in November 2017, Tim was the hardware manager for Medtronic Care Management Services, where he led engineering teams that developed medical devices for home-patient monitoring. Tim has a BS in electrical engineering and an MS in the management of technology, both from the University of Minnesota.

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Vasudeva Rao has 20 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.

HEXAGON SAFETY & INFRASTRUCTURE


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Ravi Babu Arepalli is a Senior Manager in Global Project Services. He holds Masters in Remote Sensing from IIT Bombay. He started career at Intergraph in 2004 with Image Station suite of products at Intergraph, later he joined Public Safety projects team. Ravi is currently working as solution architect for security solution to Zubair Oil fields.

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Duncan joined Hexagon in 2004 and works as an Industry Specialist of Public Safety and Security in the Asia Pacific region. He provides consulting, training and project services to customers throughout the region and regularly presents and demonstrates Hexagon’s products at conferences worldwide. Duncan has a BSc (Computer Science) and an LLB from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. Prior to working at Hexagon, Duncan worked in the telecommunications and electricity sectors.

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Uma Avote, Manager - Technical in Global Project Services, is a Civil Engineer from Chaitanaya Bharthi Institute of Technology. She has more than 12 years of working experience on different utility Models like Electric, Gas, Sewage, Water and Telecom. She’s currently working on Swiss Rail Project for Switzerland.

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Sreelakshmi Talasila is Principle Consultant in Global Project Services. She has 15 years of experience in providing solutions for different utilities like Water, Sewage, Electric and Gas. Sreelakshmi is currently working for Denmark projects to support 12+ utility customers. She holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications.

HEXAGON PPM


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Philippe Marceau, Executive Vice President of Hexagon PPM EMIA

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Melanie Eakes, Executive Vice President Hexagon PPM Development & Global Support

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Satish Hota, Executive Product Director 3D PM

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François Haynes, Vice President EMIA Business Development

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Cathi Hayes, Vice President SMART Build Strategy & Product Management

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Maurizio Granata, Business Development Manager

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Ashish Kumar Dasari, Manager - EcoSys Business Development EMIA

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Kiran Usha Gummuluri, Technical Director

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Hitesh Dalal, as the Vice President at Reliance Industries, Hitesh leads and establishes "Digital" chain in Oil & Gas domain and generates value for business. He is people oriented, professional, and believes in working for team knowledge base improvement and helps individuals grow at work. In his current role he establishes IT strategy for Owner Operator companies in Oil and Gas domain, which is leveraged by experience in Engineering, EPC companies, Manufacturing company. He strives for results with innovative approach and helps organization excel by leveraging on technologies.

HEXAGON POSTIONING INTELLIGENCE


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Rahul Sachan 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.

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Saravanan Karuppasamy 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.

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Baloo Ramasamy GM of Veripos Singapore