Mr. Kishore Natarajan

Managing Director, Global Business Consulting, Schneider Electric

Mr. Kishore Natarajan

Managing Director, Global Business Consulting, Schneider Electric

Biography

Kishore is an accomplished Industrial Automation professional and Certified IoT Specialist with wide ranging experience across process industries such as Upstream & Downstream Oil and Gas, Specialty Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences, Power and Utilities, Water and Wastewater, Pulp and Paper, Metals and Mining to Food and Beverage.

Over his 25 years’ experience, he has developed sound appreciation of automation technologies and has been involved in architecting, designing and deploying complex “shop floor-to-top floor” solutions for process industry customers.  Based in Singapore for over two decades, he has held series of regional and global leadership roles with automation majors covering End Users and EPCs across Asia Pacific.

Functionally Kishore has exposure across diverse functions ranging from Engineering Design, Project Management, After Sales Services Support and Tender Management before transitioning to front-end roles where he led Cross-Regional Sales efforts and Pursuit Management of Global Major Projects.

In his current role Kishore helps Schneider Electric customers extract measurable business value from their Automation and Electrical investments by utilizing proven Business Consulting methodologies. More recently he has been involved in assessment of digital technologies, understanding barriers and enablers to drive adoption within the industrial context and has been supporting customers make tangible progress on their Digital Transformation initiatives.

Kishore holds a Bachelor’s degree in Instrumentation and Control from University of Pune, India and a Masters of Business Administration degree with specialization in International Marketing from University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

Topic:

Leverage Digital Technologies to enable Smart Manufacturing

The new wave of technological advances coupled with advent of digital revolution have forced manufacturers to fundamentally re-evaluate their business priorities, challenge existing business models and consider new ways of running business. Digitization is one of the most significant trends that offers the unique opportunity to manufacturers to look beyond traditional imperatives of improving operational efficiency, workforce efficiency and enterprise profitability to providing more transparency into operations, breaking down functional silos and radically transform supply chains to maximize value. Convergence of Energy, Automation and Software together with cutting-edge technologies available today not only help manufacturers realize higher levels of efficiency but also gives them the ability to measure and control the profitability of their operations in real time.This session will review mega trends, its associated effects on manufacturing industries and discuss solutions that address current day challenges. A framework that allows manufacturers leverage existing digital technologies and make tangible progress on their digital transformation journey, that has with people and business processes at the core of such a transformational strategy, would also be discussed.