Speaker Bio:  

Walden C. Rhines
CEO & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mentor Graphics
Walden is a leader in worldwide electronic design automation with revenue of $789 million in 2008. During his tenure at Mentor Graphics, revenue has more than doubled and Mentor has grown the industrys number one market share solutions in four of the ten largest product segments of the EDA industry. Prior to joining Mentor Graphics, Rhines was Executive Vice President of Texas Instruments; Semiconductor Group, sharing responsibility for TIs Components Sector, and having direct responsibility for the entire semiconductor business with more than $5 billion of revenue and over 30,000 people. During his 21 years at TI, Rhines managed TIs thrust into digital signal processing and supervised that business from inception with the TMS 320 family of DSPs through growth to become the cornerstone of TIs semiconductor technology. He also supervised the development of the first TI speech synthesis devices (used in "Speak & Spell") and is co-inventor of the GaN blue-violet light emitting diode (now important for DVD players).
Subramanian Ravi
CIO, Bosch Chassis Systems (I)
Subramanian brings in more than 38 Years of experience in large automobile/ auto components Mfg Industries & Conglomerates. Prior to Bosch Chassis, he was associated with companies like Ashok Leyland, Ennore Foundries, EID Parry and Rane Group companies. His area of interest lies in Industrial Engg, Systems & Information Technology and Management audit.
Ved Prakash Singh
Country Head - IT & Systems, JCB India
Ved brings in more than 20 years of experience in managing all aspects of IT functions especially in manufacturing domain. He had earlier worked with various organizations on System Conceptualization to Process Deployment & Optimization / Automation through multiple leading ERP Implementations & support and providing the environment along with the team for Business Growth.
Milind Patki
Head - Services & Business Relationship (IT), Tata Motors
Milind has over 25 years of IT experience across consulting and internal IT in India and US. He is responsible for IT shared services operations, IT Infrastructure operations, Business system applications and Partner relationship management. Prior to Tata Motors, he was associated with Axle Tech International (U.S.), Infosys Technologies US, George P. Johnson Company US, Resource Support Associate Companies US, Patni Computer Systems and Krupp Industries. He has done large business transformation projects like supply chain management, multi geography outsourcing, SOX, offshore development centers, Implementation of ERP etc.