Speaker Bio's:  

A. Vijayendranath
President, KASSIA
With three decades of exposure to small industries and SME environment Vijayendranath is well chisilled to head the State Level Apex Body of Small Scale Industries, with his proficiency in Mechanical Engineering and depth of experience in MICO. His thorough familiarity with matters relating to the functioning of the Association and close involvement for about a decade in the working of KASSIA has given him a robust background to tackle the emerging MSE scenario effectively with confidence. He is the Past President of the prestigious Peenya Industries Association. His priority to soften the infrastructure problems of MSE, enlarging the institutional representation to KASSIA and globalize its brand image will be a meaningful pursuit to broad band the world class MSE strip with powerful expansion.
Jayaraman Chandrachudan
Managing Director & CEO, Aditya Auto Products & Enggineering
Jayaraman a rich industrial experience for over four decades in the manufacturing industry & is a self-made man began his career way back in 1965. Known for his troubleshooting skills, Jayaraman developed his strong leadership and team building qualities during the course of his vast experience. Prior to Aditya Auto he was associated with Meritor LVS, NTTF Industries Ltd, Autarky Auto and many more.
S Sampathraman
Vice-President, FKCCI
Prakash Venkatesan
CEO & Director, Essae Digitronics
Prakash is the co-founder, CEO & Director of Essae Digitronics. Founded in 1995 & was awarded the Best SME award for ERP implementation by PC Quest in 2011. Prakash is also the Chief Navigator of Essae Chandran Institute in Bangalore. Essae Chandran Institute offers executive education in the realms of Quality, Productivity & Development of Human Potential. Prakash has completed his engineering bachelors from Bangalore University and Masters in University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He is avid reader & a trained singer of Carnatic Music.
Ravi Basavraju
President, Peenya Industries Association
Sumit Keshan
CFO, Gokaldas Exports
Sumit is an accomplished professional in finance and business management domain having experience of over 20 years. Currently as part of Blackstone Private Equity’s ecosystem, he is CFO of Gokaldas Exports, which is a key investee company for the PE, having many key challenges and creating value. His industry experience spans service industries like IT services&ITES/BPO, FMCG, Manufacturing, Medical, IT hardware, Real Estate. Prior to Gokuldas Exports he has served in organizations like Wipro and Deutsche Bank for most of his career in various capacities.
Vikram Rangnekar
Regional Sales Director, Vision Solutions India
Vikram is the Regional Sales Director at Vision Solutions for India, Nepal & Bhutan. With 22 years of industry experience, Vikram is a subject matter expert in IT Infrastructure Resiliency. Vikram has attained various certifications in the IT infrastructure and business continuity services, governance risk and compliance management. Before joining Vision Solutions, Vikram worked at IBM for 11 years as a Managed Services & Business Continuity Solutions consultant for Multivendor IT Resiliency Projects. Vikram has executed a variety of resiliency projects as a Consultant/ Project Manager, led recovery exercises for enterprises and has always been a driving force in process improvement through innovation, collaboration & mentoring
Shyam D. Daga
Joint Managing Director & CFO, Archidply Industries
Shyam has over 16 years of experience in managing plywood, veneer, laminate & timber Industries. He was involved in the successful takeover & turnaround of the Mysore Unit, which was a closed unit at the time of take over. He was thereafter in the year 2005 involved in setting up the Greenfield project with the modern state of art manufacturing facilities at Rudrapur Unit of Archidply Industries Limited in the record time. He was the spearhead in making the maiden public issue of Archidply Industries Limited successful in the year 2008 and thereafter setting up the new manufacturing unit at Chintamani, Karnataka. He is now involved in the day to day operations of the Chintamani Unit and also managing the finance and strategic decisions of the Archidply Industries Limited. He with his expertise and experience spearheads the Company into the future. He is also the Secretary of All India particle board Manufacturer Association and was a committee member of South India Plywood Manufacturers Association.
Latha Girish
Vice President, Peenya Industries Association
Asha Seshadri
Manager - Systems Engineering, Symantec
Asha has a remarkable career spanning over 14 years and predominantly working in development, QA, product management and pre-sales roles. Having been with Symantec for over 2 years, Asha leads a team of system engineers, responsible for technical sales within India South and Srilanka. Asha is very passionate about technology. Her expertise lies with the payment industry, services domain and information security.
Manjunath S.V
Head- SBU, TD Power System
Manjunath has almost two decades of experience in several areas such as production Planning, Procurement and Production of electrical machines such as motors and generators. Currently working in TD Power System as HEAD-SBU-1,2 and is responsible for all activities of Manufacturing Of A.C.Generators.