CII – Automotive Design & Engineering 2019

The 5th edition of the Conference on Automotive Design & Engineering organized by the Technology Division of CII was held on 4th OCT 2019, at Hotel Feathers, Chennai.

The theme of the conference was “Technological Developments and Trends in Automotive Design & Engineering”.

The key objectives of the conference were to:
  • Serve as a knowledge platform to discuss on the key design and engineering trends in automotive sector
  • Discuss modern technologies and tools that support in design and innovation
  • Understand innovative models and systems that catalyze growth in the automotive sector
  • Gain the attention of the key stakeholders for a design rich environment that ensures sustainability and profitability
  • Facilitate knowledge flow by working with international organizations through bi-lateral / multilateral cooperation mechanism
  • Address critical shortage of talent for supporting the explosive growth in automotive.

    Eminent speakers from the auto industry spoke on the occasion upon the above topics and interacted with the audience. More than 250 delegates had participated in the event coming from various industries, academia and some of them from the relevant government departments.

    Prominent among them were:
  • Mr Deepak Chopra, Group CEO, ANAND Group
  • Mr Velusamy R, Sr. VP &Head – Automotive Product Development, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
  • Mr Krishnan Sundararajan, Managing Director, Renault Nissan Technology Business Centre India Private Ltd
  • Dr Prakash Krishnaswamy, President & CEO, Xitadel CAE Technologies India (P) Ltd.
  • Mr Gajanan Gandhe, Country Head, Dana India
  • Mr Thalavai Venkatesan, Head – Sales & Key Account, Continental Automotive
  • Mr Sathiyaseelan G, Head – Styling, Ashok Leyland Limited
  • Mr Prabhakar R Marur, Sr. Director, LAM Research
  • Mr Sandeep Singh, General Manager – India, A2Mac1 India (P) Ltd.
  • Mr Sivakumar S, Head – Industrial Design, Royal Enfield
  • Mr Biranchi Mohapatra, Managing Director, Plastic Omnium – India amongst others.
    The conference covered the following areas in the technical discussions:
  • Electric Vehicle Powertrain Development
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation Solutions
  • Panel Discussion on Design & Engineering – Emerging Business Opportunities
  • Advanced Materials & Composites
  • Lightweight Design for Future Mobility Concepts.

    An Exposition was held on the sidelines of the conference and Satven had setup a stall to display the engineering capabilities and to interact with the delegates during the event.

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    NASSCOM Design & Engineering Summit – 2019

    The 11th edition of NASSCOM Design & Engineering Summit – 2019 with the theme Future of Engineering: Designing an Intelligent Eco-system, was held at Hotel Leela Palace Bangalore, on 26th & 27th SEP 2019.

    Dr Kota Harinarayana, Architect, Designer and Project Director of India’s finest indigenous fighter aircraft – LCA Tejas, had graced the occasion and gave the keynote speech during the inaugural session of the summit.

    The aim of the event was to showcase a holistic view of thought leaders, practitioners, analysts and academia sharing some of the innovative technologies, industry trends and some use cases on:
  • how the advent of future technologies is redefining the engineering landscape
  • how to design and engineer products, mobility, plants to be more efficient, sustainable and smart using digital means
  • how the policies, skilling, empowering women can enable the ecosystem to grab the opportunities of fourth industrial revolution.
  • With 600+ attendees, 180 unique companies, 50+ speakers, and 20+ ER&D start-ups participating, the 11th edition of Design and Engineering summit was a grand event.

    It was an opportunity to the engineering community to come together and exchange knowledge and learn from the gurus and question the ideas and benefit from the interactions.

    The Satven delegation of senior management team was led by our respected CEO Mr. Rao S. Vadlamudi.

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    DFMA Conference – China

    QualiSys Consultancy Services Ltd. hosted the first China-based Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®) on June 4-5, 2019, at the Sheraton Hotel, Tianjin, China.
      The China Forum included Keynote Speeches, Networking Opportunities, Case Studies, and a visit to the QualiSys Benchmark Innovation Center.

    A Senior Program Manager from Satven participated in the DFMA conference and presented a paper about Benchmarking, Design to Cost and VAVE approach and Satven’s capabilities.

    This Conference was attended by 200+ participants from automotive & other industries.

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    Altair Technology Conference 2019

    The 15th edition of India Altair Technology Conference (ATC) was held in Bengaluru on 11 & 12 June 2019.

    The theme of the 2019 India ATC was Innovation Intelligence. The conference had offered the delegates an opportunity to interact and witness the latest technologies in the field of simulation technology made available under Altair HyperWorks software.

    This conference was attended by top industry leaders and had several experts in various speaker panels, who tackled a wide range of topics. This conference helped us in better understanding of Automotive industry trends in EMAG.

    Two Satven associates presented following papers at Altair Technology Conference:
  • Simulation study on Passive Entry Passive Start (PEPS) Systems using FEKO
  • Study of magnetic field and induced Emf on Sensor placed between rotating magnets using FLUX.
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    AuToPros ‘IVC 2019’ – China

    The AuToPros 3rd Intelligent Vehicle Conference 2019, was organized on 15th and 16th of May 2019 at Shenzhen, China.

    Satven has participated in this conference as “Associate Sponsor” and had setup a booth. Satven also got a prime time slot for key note address on first day of the conference.

    Satven was recognized and awarded with a certificate in the conference, for its Value Added and Cost Effective Automotive Engineering Solutions for the Chinese Auto Industry.

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    ESI User Forum – India

    ESI Group which is a Leading Innovator in Virtual Prototyping Software and Services, had organized a user forum ‘ESI User Forum – 2019’ on 9th May 2019 in Pune, India. This event had brought together ESI users from an array of industries to present, deliberate and share some of the advances in the field of Virtual Prototyping.

    The theme for this year’s forum was “Smart Virtual Prototyping” with presentations of exciting new developments and trends in CAE World.

    Couple of seniors from the Satven CAE team presented a paper on “Test and CAE (SEA based) correlation and performance improvement of a Door Assembly’s Sound Transmission Loss” at the ESI User Forum held in Pune on 9th May 2019.
      This seminar was attended by top industry leaders and had several experts in various speaker panels, who tackled a wide range of topics. This workshop helped the team to interact and exchange ideas and clarify on some of the e-Mobility specific differences on the vehicle NVH front.

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    Day Out @ Satven!

    ‘Day Out @ Satven’, a program tailored for the children of Satven associates, was a grand success this year too!
      The program was organized on 30th & 31st MAY 2019 at Satven Corporate Office, Hyderabad. Children from grades 7 and above had participated in this 2-day event. As this was a highly diverse batch, the sessions were meticulously curated to engage the participants.

    During the 2 day program project Managers, Program Managers and Business Leaders of Satven introduced the participants to the science and engineering of automobiles, production process & general functioning of an organization. Children toured the Satven facility to see the mechanics in action and also got the opportunity to visit the work stations of their parents.

      Keeping in mind that our children should also be aware of their responsibility towards the environment we live in and being aware of safety aspects of life both inside our living spaces and in the public, Satven team had taken extra efforts to organize talks for the children, by experts from various organizations like Fire Safety, Road Safety and Green Peace volunteers.
        Children were made aware about the Dos & Donts of Fire & Road Safety and the actions we can undertake to take care of our mother earth. Children were quite enthused and asked though provoking questions and were quite pleased with the seniors happily answering them.
      For the benefit of the children Satven team had invited Professor Ms. Shradha Padhi from KIIT University, who encouraged the children to dream big and to chalk out their dreams and shared with them the stories of Life & Social skills.
        There were several games and quizzes organized during the 2 days to keep the children engrossed and enjoy their camp at Satven.

      During the closing ceremony children were given prizes to the winders and certificates to all the children. Our CEO had called and interacted with the children before they all left back to their homes with lots of dreams and happy memories to cherish.

    HR Conclave 2019

    Global Workforce management Forum along with Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SoA) University, had organized the ‘HR Conclave 2019’, on 20th April 2019, at Hotel Sheraton, Gachibowli Hyderabad.

    Dev Dutta Sarma, Head – HR Satven, was one of the distinguished speakers on the occasion. He spoke on how we can create a culture of engagement through empowerment, to encourage people to take risk and what can be done differently to ensure that all strive together for superior organisational performance.

    The conclave was attended by CHROs, HR Heads, Talent Acquisition Heads and HR Business Partners from across the corporates.

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    NASSCOM China Roadshow 2019

    Satven China was invited by NASSCOM to participate in the NASSCOM China Road Show held from 27th May to 31st May 2019, in various cities like Guiyang, Wuhan, Dalian and Beijing.

    The seminar and road shows were attended by delegates from Manufacturing and IT companies in China. Satven presented its capabilities in Engineering Solutions domain covering Design, Simulation, Mechatronics and Digital Manufacturing.

    Also, Satven has been invited to participate in a panel discussion on “Digitalization in Manufacturing – Trends, Challenges and Solutions” and Satven was represented by its Business Development Manager in China.

    The Chinese local provincial Governments have shown a lot of interest in promoting the bilateral trades between the two countries.

    Mr. Gagan Sabharwal, NASSCOM Senior Director for Global trade development and Dr. Vimal, Deputy Chief of Mission from Indian Embassy, Beijing led the delegation and were instrumental in facilitating the discussions between the Indian delegation and the top leaders of the local Governments.

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    Ignite 2019!

    Satven Bangalore team had a wonderful and fun-filled excursion to the Golden Palms Resort on the outskirts of Bangalore, on 29th JUN 2019. The event was named IGNITE 2019!

    And true to the name the entire, Satven team including our CEO and several of the Senior Management team, had an exciting and memorable day of indoor and outdoor activities, games, recognition and awards ceremony and good food all day long.

    About 80 associates had come together to celebrate and unwind on a pleasant day, in the serene atmosphere of the open lawns, cool breeze and in surroundings full of trees casting shadows which kept the temperatures low. The games jockey and DJ team had done a great job of keeping the large gathering busy and all had enjoyed the activities which were quite interesting and fun to participate.

    CEO Mr Rao S Vadlamudi and other senior leaders spoke on the occasion about Satven business, its journey till date and the current outlook of the engineering services space and Satven plans for the future. Associates had the opportunity to question and know about the future plans and opportunities for growth.

    And as is customary, Satven had recognized several of the high performers – individual as well as teams, and given away awards consisting of cash rewards and certificates.

    The evening was filled with pulsating music by the DJ and the stage was thrown open to some scintillating performances by external dance professionals and the Satven team.

    The team had taken back many happy memories of the day, vouching to come back again next year, for another rocking get-together.

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