Mr. D S Navalgundkar during the session ‘Are You Ready’
Mr. D S Navalgundkar on Industry 4.0
The participants engrossed in the program
The participants engrossed in the programme
“Are You Ready?” For Digital Transformation NIQR Head Quarters organised an Awareness Workshop on Industry 4.0 on the theme “Are You Ready?” for Digital Transformation on 14th September 2019 at Hotel Radha Regent, Chennai. The program was organised by NIQR and conducted by C4i4 Lab (Centre for Industry 4.0) of Samarth Udyog Technology Forum, Pune; (Smart Advanced Manufacturing and Rapid Transformation Hub). C4i4 Lab is one of the four Common Engineering Facility Centres across India, an initiative by Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India to promote faster adoption of Industry 4.0. Our vision is to be recognized as a World Class Centre for promoting innovation & adoption of Industry 4.0 solutions to enhance global competitiveness of Indian industry. NIQR & C4i4 have signed an MOU to jointly drive Quality for Industry 4.0 across the Nation; i.e, to facilitate Indian manufacturing sector with a platform for Industry 4.0 implementation and to provide the necessary support for its adoption; to make Indian Industry technologically at par with global standards. Participation was by invitation from NIQR and all 41 participants were CEOs, Presidents and directors of manufacturing industry in and around Chennai with a mindset to adopt Industry 4.0 in their organisations. Mr. C. V. Gowri Sankar, National Secretary welcomed the august gathering. The workshop was inaugurated by Mr. S. Rajasekaran, National President; he dwelled on the space created by NIQR in the last two years; NIQR has sensitised more than 12000 minds in Industries and Institutions through its Awareness Program on Industry 4.0. Mr. P. K. Aggarwal Past National President introduced the faculties from C4i4 Mr. D. S. Navalgundkar and Mr. Satish and explained the services rendered by SAMARTH and about the MOU between NIQR and C4i4. Mr. D. S. Navalgundkar started with the evolution of Industry 4.0 and explained how the Indian Industry is slowly adopting it; he dwelled on the components of Industry 4.0 and C4i4 can help in MSMEs. Mr. C. V. Gowri Sankar proposed the vote of thanks.