Industry 4.0 has a great impact on the Indian manufacturing industry as it is changing the way industry works. In order to discuss changes that are taking place and challenges that CIOs are facing in the implementation of these solutions, Microsoft presented The Economic Times Digital Transformation Series – The Economic Times ChangeMakers Consortium. This event was held in Mumbai.
R. R. Dasgupta, Digital Advisor, Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt Ltd opened the proceedings of the event with the topic of ‘Getting beyond the Hype of Industry 4.0 and making Make in India a Reality.’ During his presentation he narrated the scope of Industry 4.0 in the Indian context. While elaborating on it, he narrated a paragraph from The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab – “Characterised by a much more ubiquitous and mobile internet, by smaller and more powerful sensors that have become cheaper, and by artificial intelligence and machine learning. It is the fusion of these technologies and their interaction across the physical, digital and biological domains that make the fourth industrial revolution fundamentally different from previous revolutions.”
Another interesting session was ‘A Page from the Book of Dreams’, which was moderated by Virendra Chaudhari, C+E Global Black Belt, IoT Sales Head, Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt Ltd. In this session Anil Phillip, Head of Electronics & Control Systems, ACG Pam Pharma technologies Pvt. Ltd.; Navin Joshi, Head – Engine plant (Powertrain Division), Fiat India Automobiles Pvt. Ltd. and Leslie Khanapur, AIMS – Operations Manager, Amphenol India presented their experiences on implementing Industry 4.0 solutions in their plants. While summing up the session, Chaudhari mentioned that depending on the use and ultimate results to be achieved the solution and approach towards Industry 4.0 solutions vary from the plant to plant.
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