Speaker Bio's:  

O A Balasubramaniam
MD, Roots Cast
O A Balasubramaniam is the Managing Director of Roots Cast Pvt Ltd, part of Roots Group. Apart from this, OAB is the CEO of Roots Polycraft. He is also serving as the Sr. Vice President IT for Roots Group of Companies. He is the Member, IT Panel CII, Coimbatore. With more than 20 years experience in the IT field, he had Implemented many IT projects in functional areas like Finance, Marketing, Purchase, Stores, SCM and CRM Production and Planning and also implemented the world’s leading ERP SAP system at Roots Group.
N Raveendran
Sr.General Manager - Enterprise wide Solutions, Sakthi Finance
With more than 32 years of experience in the Information technology & related management disciplines, Raveendran has worked in companies like Precot Meridian, Pricol, Reliance Industries and contributed in the initiatives like re-engineering, ERP implementation and also accomplished lot of IT projects for internal & external clients in the platforms like SAP, Lotus Notes. He was in the Software industry for more than a decade and played lead roles in the areas of Project/Account/Partner Management and Business development besides strategizing the business focus & administering the operations.
K Ravi
CFO, Roots Industries
K Ravi has an overall industry experience of 26 yrs and for the last 12 years he is serving as as the CFO of Roots Industries looking after Accounting, Finance, Taxation (Both direct & Indirect) and secretarial activities. He is the Director for one of the Group Companies of M/s. Roots Multiclean Ltd. He has served as an International Service Director in Rotaract Club & Community Service Director in Jaycees.
Ilango K
Past President, Coimbatore District Small Scale Industries Association (CODISSIA)
Ilango has been very active in promoting the cause of SME’s and Entrepreneurship in Coimbatore. He is the Managing Director of RSM Autokast and the Past President of CODISSIA (Coimbatore District Small Industries Association), one of the strongest and most active associations of its kind in India. Ilango is the convenor of the Manufacturing panel of CII, Coimbatore Zone. He has also served as the Founder President of TiE Coimbatore Chapter.
Hari Ganesan
CIO, PGC Industries
Hari currently holds the position of CIO, PGC Industries. He is associated with PGC industries for past 8 years. Hari has an overall experience of 24 years, which includes a 14 years of Textile industry experience. Hari had worked across various industries like Electronics, Thermo plastic molding, Retailing & Distribution.
Hemalatha Annamalai
Founder and CEO, Ampere Vehicles
A serial entrepreneur, Hemalatha has spent the last 15 years creating and driving entrepreneurial ventures. Her ventures have been in varied industries, spanning Professional Services, Electronics, Travel and Automobiles. Hemalatha is the Founder and CEO of Ampere Vehicles. She is also the Vice President of The Indus Entrepreuners (TiE) Coimbatore.
V Venugopal
VP - Manufacturing, Lakshmi Machine Works
As Vice President - Manufacturing, Venugopal has 33 years of experience in manufacturing management area. Some of the Special projects he has done are ISO Lead Assessor, Project Manager (Oracle ERP& APS Implementation), Lean & TPM Coordinator. He is trained at MNCs in Switzerland & West Germany. He has got Special Training on Cutting Tools at Iscar Tools, Israel. He has visited companies in Thailand, Malasia, Singapore, Indonesia & Europe and studied the Different Manufacturing Systems & Practices.
K Thirunavukkarasu
President, South India Spinners Association
Thirunavukkarasu has 30 years of experience and started working in Super Spinning Mills in Production & Quality control. He started Sri Choleeswarar Spinning Mills along with other partners. He is the Managing Director of Sivalokanathar Spinning Mills and Managing Partner of Sri Valli Spinning Mills. He is the President of SISPA (South India Spinners Association).
Elango R
MD, Sangeeth Textiles
Elango is the Managing Director of Sangeeth Textiles. He is also the MD of Sangeeth Power and Sangeeth EXIM LLP. He has 20 years of experience and has previously worked as an Executive Director involving himself in the execution and planning of orders in all the 4 group mills of Sangeeth Group of Companies.
Gopalakrishnan S A
Group CFO & Head - Internal Audit, Pricol Corporate Services
Gopalakrishnan has 17 years of Work Experience in Audit & Finance. He has previously worked with Lakshmi Machine Works Limited for 10 years in their various Units and group companies, handling internal audit, Costing, Finance and restructuring functions. Gopalakrishnan has served as a Co-Convenor – Economic Affairs & Taxation Panel of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – Coimbatore Zone.
Ameer Khan E
Security Consultant, Symantec
Ameer is a Security professional with 9 years of experience with Symantec, in handling 0-day threats/exploits and expertise in handling Malware/Virus outbreaks for very large enterprise customers. He is currently practicing on information protection, Identity protection and Data loss prevention. Ameer has a deep knowledge on Symantec global intelligent network and handles Deepsight queries for his customers.