Thoughtful Discussions on Future of Mobility take place at the Alliance Tech Conclave 2022
Mobility and transportation are critical to economic growth of a country and that its future will evolve very differently due to the advancement in technology. Advancements in transportation technologies such as electrification, application of digital technologies, autonomy based on deployment of image recognition, machine learning and AI, creation of new business models are among key ingredients that will drive disruption and transformation in this sector in the next decade. Alliance Tech Conclave 2022 on "The Future on Mobility" was organized by Alliance College of Engineering and Design on 26th November 2022 at the Alliance University Campus.
The conclave aimed to bring together diverse and multidisciplinary experts onto a neutral platform for the exchange of thoughts and ideas that facilitate a variety of knowledge sharing, future research directions and networking. The conclave was attended by senior members of the industry to discuss the forthcoming solutions required to address the challenges in the area of Electric Vehicles.
The Chief Guest was Dr. Ajay Prabhu, President of Technology Services, Quest Global, and the Guest of Honor was Mr. Kamal Bali, President & Managing Director, Volvo Group India. Dr. Ajay addressed the evolving customer expectations, safety challenges, and environmental hazards we need to address in the context of Electric vehicles. Mr. Kamal Bali in his keynote address, put forth the concept of 'Build to Adapt" and the need for accelerated innovation. He touched upon the electric vehicle progression path in the Indian market and the sustainability challenges in the context of electric vehicles.
Alliance University Pro-Chancellor, Mr. Chebbi and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Anubha Singh also addressed the participants, drawing their attention to the importance of industry-academia interactions in this new era of transcending technologies and emphasized on the changing landscape of sustained mobility. Subsequently, two panel discussions were held with topics on Intelligent & Connected Systems and Electromobility.
The first panel with the topic, ‘Intelligent and Connected Systems’ had Mr. Ashok Bhat, CIC India Leader - Platform Engineering Services & DevSecOps Delivery – IBM India; Mr. Tarang Garg, General Manager - Electro Mobility Solution, Robert Bosch Engineering And Business Solutions; Mr. Balaji Natarajan, Location Head - Product Line Access Solutions, Continental; Ms. Akhila Prabhakaran, Consultant Data Scientist, Specialist Technologist at Supercomputing Centre, DELL Technologies as speakers and Dr. Abraham George, Professor and Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Alliance University as the moderator. The panellists highlighted the progression path for data generation and harnessing the power of gathered data.
The second panel discussion on ‘Electromobility’, had Mr. Sanjeev P, Head - EV Micromobility, TVS Motor Company; Mr. Sheril Varghese, Chief Architect, Vitesco Technologies; Mr. Muralidhar Gumma, Director – NVH & EV, Altair Corporation; Mr. Gnana Kumar Swamy, Co-founder and CEO, Advanced Rotating Machinery and Intelligent Systems R&D Pvt. Ltd. As speakers and Dr. Sheila Mahapatra, Professor and Head of Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Alliance University as the moderator. The second panel highlighted the progression or maturity path for this industry and the standardization progress.
The Conclave also had students of Alliance College of Engineering and Design exhibit their innovative projects and prototypes. The Conclave saw massive participation from industry professionals and electric mobility companies who were eager to learn from peers and exchange thought provoking ideas.