Speakers
  • AU INDIA 2018

    The Future
    of Making Things

    11th September 2018 | JW Marriott Hotel, Aerocity, New Delhi

  • AU INDIA 2018

    The Future
    of Making Things

    11th September 2018 | JW Marriott Hotel, Aerocity, New Delhi

Speakers

AU INDIA 2018


Keynote Speaker


Haresh Khoobchandani

Vice President Sales Asia Pacific, Autodesk


Haresh Khoobchandani is Autodesk’s Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific. As the most senior leader in the region, he is responsible for the strategic direction and overall profitability of one of the fastest growing markets for Autodesk.

Khoobchandani brings with him over 25 years of sales and marketing experience. Prior to joining Autodesk, he ran REA Group’s digital business across Singapore and Malaysia as CEO. He also spent 19 years at Microsoft in various leadership positions including General Manager of Microsoft Business Solutions in Asia Pacific, and Managing Director of Microsoft Thailand.

Passionate about education and driving transformation through technology, Khoobchandani is an Adjunct Professor in several business schools in the areas of business, leadership, driving change and diversity. He is also is a two-time TEDx speaker addressing Redefining Education and Personal Disruption.

Khoobchandani has a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the University of Stirling and is a graduate in Leading Change and Organizational Renewal at the Harvard Business School. He is based in the company’s Asia Pacific headquarters and his hometown of Singapore.



Pradeep Nair

Managing Director, India & SAARC, Autodesk


Pradeep Nair is the Managing Director for Autodesk India and SAARC operations. Pradeep is responsible for the overall strategy and growth of Autodesk's business across India and SAARC region, covering all of the company's industries, product segments and strategic partnerships.

Pradeep has proven experience in leading and managing sales, channels, marketing and technical teams, driving double-digit growth and ensuring consistent client satisfaction. He relishes the challenge of building organizational capability, driving sustained high-performance and simplifying complexity in India - easily amongst the world's most competitive technology markets.

Prior to joining Autodesk, Pradeep worked at IBM Software Group (SWG), where he was heading IBM's software business for India and South Asia as the Director of SWG. He also led IBM's Developer Relations and Academic Initiatives that drove mass-market adoption of IBM technology among India's significant developer and student communities.

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Bhupesh Lall

Sr. Director Marketing, Asia Pacific & Japan, Autodesk​


Bhupesh Lall leads Autodesk’s marketing strategy through field, channel and digital marketing activities across the Asia Pacific region. ​

A mechanical engineer by background, with an MBA in international business, Bhupesh is very passionate about bleeding edge technologies and their application towards sustainability and green design. ​

For more than 20 years, Bhupesh has worked closely with customers, academicians and students in the manufacturing, architecture, engineering & construction and media & entertainment industries, constantly learning and sharing best practices in the fields of design and make. ​

Throughout his career, Bhupesh has been an active coach and mentor and prides himself on having built high performance teams. ​

Bhupesh is currently based in Singapore and has lived and worked in Europe, US and Asia. ​



Balaji Kesavaraj

Marketing Head India & SAARC, Autodesk


Balaji Kesavaraj heads Marketing for India & SAARC for Autodesk and is responsible for all marketing outreach activities and pipeline generation. He is a key member of the APAC marketing & India leadership team.

Balaji has 20 years of experience in marketing and brand management. Prior to joining Autodesk he was the Director of Platform Strategy and Marketing for Microsoft India. He led the sales, marketing & evangelism for driving key strategic workloads to the cloud. Balaji also holds a Guinness world record for Microsoft India by spearheading the largest app development marathon from conception to execution.

Before Microsoft, Balaji was Head of Marketing for the Collaboration Software Group of Cisco in India and managed WebEx as a brand for the region. In the past he has worked is various organizations including Ogilvy & Mather, ICG Singapore and started his career with the Government of India.

In his spare time he likes to travel, is an avid reader and currently trying his hand with golf.

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Ramyo Dey

General Manager Planning & Design, Bangalore International Airport Limited.


Ramyo Dey is the General Manager (Planning & Design) with the Projects Team at Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL). With over 20 years of rich experience in building design, enclosure design and high-end interiors, he is currently leading the Architecture Department in the BIAL Projects Team.

Throughout his professional career, he has been closely associated with the hospitality industry and has been involved in many renowned and landmark projects in Mumbai & Pune. St Regis Hotel (Mumbai), Grand Hyatt (Mumbai) and Conrad Hilton (Pune) are some of the few reputed projects where he has represented the Client.

He has also been involved in large scale infrastructure projects in the aviation sector in the US including the Dulles Airport Project in Washington DC. Currently at BIAL, he is overseeing the architectural design for the upcoming new Terminal 2 at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. Alongside the efforts to build a world class, sustainable & digitally advanced Airport Terminal at KIA, he and his team of architects at BIAL have also undertaken an ambitious endeavour in establishing a COBie based facility management BIM model for the new Terminal 2, which when realized would be a first in the aviation sector in SE Asia.



Saurabh Singh

Head Design Studio, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd


Alumni of IISc- Bangalore in 1999, Saurabh began his career at Swaraj Corporate R&D near Chandigarh. He was instrumental in setting-up a formal Design Studio there. During his 3 year stint he passionately worked on Tractor Styling, commercial buses & Special purpose vehicles.

In early 2003 he joined Maruti Suzuki Design Studio in Gurgaon. This was the start of a love affair that is going stronger by each passing year. In last 15 years at Maruti Saurabh played a key role in Esteem, Omni, Estilo, WagonR and Alto Facelifts. In 2008 he was Exterior lead designer for Concept A-Star: First concept car by Maruti Suzuki Design. Same year he was awarded “Young achiever of the Year” – by Auto Monitor. And in 2012 all New Alto 800 was launched under his guidance as a Project lead.

After serving important positions in various functions of Design, he was appointed as Design Studio head in 2014.

Under his guidance, Maruti Suzuki Design team has matured well and delivered exciting products like Maruti’s first ever Urban SUV Vitara Brezza.

Saurabh’s love for Mobility goes beyond 4 wheels as he actively pursues his passion for mountain & road cycling too.



Pankaj Gauba

Country Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Segment India & SAARC, Autodesk


A successful business leader having over 2 decades of experience. Successfully grew businesses by building an ecosystem consisting of large sales teams, product management teams and partners. Strong execution skills and ability to build processes that deliver results. An objective and analytical bent of mind, which helps in solving business challenges, proactively. With over 14 years of being associated with Autodesk, Pankaj has a comprehensive understanding of the CAD/CAM business & technologies. Over the past 2 years he has been working closely with customers who are in core Manufacturing and using technology to solve complex problems. Has been associated with Industry 4.0 initiatives in the country and is helping customers understand the changes that the future holds.



Kazuo Hamaji

Global Business Development, AEC, Autodesk Inc.


As Global Business Development - AEC, Kazuo Hamaji is responsible for shaping building industry’s long-term vision and driving BIM mandate by exploring the industry leaders. He has earned a reputation for facilitating a rich diversity of technical, business, and entrepreneurial ideas from diverse sources, including architectural firms, construction companies, education and research institute, and industry associations. Hamaji holds a Bachelor’s degree in architectural design and urban planning from New York University. When not working, Hamaji enjoys watching movies and spending time with his family in Tokyo, Japan.



Jesh Krishna Murthy

Founder & CEO, Anibrain


Jesh Krishna Murthy, Founder and CEO of Anibrain is a veteran of the VFX and Animation industry. Jesh studied Digital Animation at the Bell Center in Toronto, Canada. He worked extensively in leading facilities in North America and Europe before returning to India in 2005 to set up Anibrain.

Over the last 12 years, he has lead Anibrain to become one of India’s leading VFX, Animation and AR VR creative studios employing nearly 800 resources working over 200 Hollywood projects and a client base extending across multiple nations and continents.

Jesh also founded the School of Media design which has helped nurture talent for the Indian VFX industry over the last eight years and Mocomi.com, India’s leading children’s website.

Putting India on the map has been a passion for Jesh and he is excited to continue to push the envelope in an industry where he can combine art and technology.

Industry Breakout Speaker


Arun Venkadesh

BIM Manager, L&T WET


An early adapter of the technology in Design Engineering with Masters in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Anna University, Chennai. Worked with multiple disciplines in the initial days of career in Larson & Toubro Construction and led modelling team for Material Handling division and now leading the BIM team of Water Business at L&T. Arun carries end –to-end responsibility in Strategizing, Implementing, executing, Training and enabling BIM in WET IC of L&T Construction. He is also implementing BIM Mandated projects for Water / Sewage/ Effluent Treatment plants and also involves in various Area developmental projects with combined utility for smart cities through BIM.

Being techno savvy BIM manager he laid the foundation for 3D Process workflows, bringing entire team on BIM & Digital Prototyping (DP) platforms to start the delivery in Equipment modelling, Plant & Processes, Architecture and Structural detailing & Data Management.



Abhishek Singhal

Director, Risersoft


Abhishek is a second generation entrepreneur in the engineering and manufacturing space. He is the founder and CEO of Risersoft, which provides cloud based software solutions for organizations involved in engineering and manufacturing. He is the Director for Engineering and IT at Kanohar Electricals, which is an equipment manufacturer and turnkey solutions provider in the power transmission and distribution segment.

Abhishek is spearheading the effort to develop, manage and steer software products at Risersoft. He has spent more than 15 years in leading the design and development of various engineering office automation and Enterprise Resource Planning software. He has led several technology development initiatives at Kanohar.

Abhishek holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi. He always looks for innovative ways to transform processes by harnessing latest technology.



Anand Prakasam

Country Manager, EOS India


Mr. Anand Prakasam currently is the Country Manager of EOS India and has over 20 years of Experience in setting up and heading the EOS operations in India and Asia Pacific Region.

An engineering (Mechanical) graduate from the Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, he has experience in High end Technology sales, consulting , Business Development and Operations.

When Additive Manufacturing was a less known technology, Anand had spearheaded EOS business across several countries in Asia Pacific and had been awarded best Metal AM promotion in the country by RPSI.

He is an Adviser to several additive manufacturing groups/societies and provides clear guidance to his companies in setting up AM centres and approach methodology in verticals like aerospace, medical, Automotive and Heavy Engineering in India.

He is also a member of the SAE and the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.



Aneesh Kadyan

Director-Operations of Asset Services, CBRE India


Mr Aneesh Kadyan is the Director -Operations of Asset Services at CBRE India. He was one of the Council members of the CII Delhi State Council. He also served as a Lt Cdr in the Indian Navy. He has over twenty-seven years of experience and is a Mechanical Engineer by training.



Bhasker Neogi

Chief Architect, SABS


With a Masters in Architecture, and over 20 year’s experience in Architecture, Interiors, Design Academics, Exhibit and Graphic Design, Mr. Bhasker Neogi has been heading the architectural division of SABS, since 2009. During this period, the company has made the shift from a typical architectural consultancy to a fully-fledged BIM consultancy service. SABS has been actively involved in harnessing the power of BIM to deliver projects on the cutting edge of technology. The plethora of projects worked on involve the involvement of BIM right from Concept Design to some right up to LOD 500 levels. Most of the projects delivered have been in the Middle East region with an added emphasis on soccer stadium designs for the upcoming FIFA 2022 in Qatar. Other projects delivered on the BIM platform, include Malls, Airport Terminals, Laboratories, Metro projects etc in varied geographical locations.

Mr. Bhasker Neogi is an IGBC AP with a special interest on Light Gauge Steel Structures and its adaptability to BIM for Computer driven fabrication. He has been a part of the visiting faculty in School of Art, Design & Media Studies, and School of Architecture & Planning, Sharda University.



R.K. Chand

Co-Founder and Director of Business Development, Golden Robot Animation


R.K. Chand is the Co-Founder and Director of Business Development for Mumbai based Golden Robot Animation, A Greengold Animation Company which is focussed on high end CGI Animation Production for TV and Feature Films.

As a known industry professional and entrepreneur with over 15+ years of experience in various leadership roles in major Indian Animation Studios, Chand is responsible for the Business Development, Executive Production of new shows as well as exploring new Growth opportunities for Golden Robot Animation as part of the 16 year old Animation IP Group Company - Green Gold Animation , the creators of India's most successful Kids Character Intellectual Property- Chhota Bheem.

He is a regular speaker and traveller attending technical and Creative business conferences globally and has been in positions of Technical Director as well as Business Development in previous Studio Roles. His involvement in Animation Community building for India translated in CGTantra.com, the largest Animation Online Platform for artists which served as a window for Indian talent to showcase their work and interact with the Global Community.

Prior to Co-Founding Golden Robot Animation, Chand has worked in leadership roles at Digitales Studios, Ettamina Studios, UTV Toons ( Later acquired by Disney) and Maya Entertainment Limited where he was responsible for working with leading International Production Houses like Brown Bag Films, Splash Entertainment, Lionsgate Entertainment, Cinegroupe and Hasbro Studios to deliver Emmy as well as Telly Awards winning shows for major Kids broadcasters worldwide.



Eeshan Jain

Lead Digital Sculptor, Studio34 Design Art Pvt Ltd


Having completed B.Des. in transportation design, Eeshan Jain has been working at Studio34 Design Art Pvt Ltd. Studio 34 is a gurgaon based Industrial Design House, working closely with the OEM’s in different fields. Eeshan is a senior member of the team dedicatedly working on turning sketch idea to reality keeping the engineering constraints in mind through CAS and CAD tools.

A short but eventful 4 years of experience has seen him work on variety of projects in sketch to CAS and Class A data territories for in-house and onsite endeavors with some of the biggest names in automotive industry in India namely Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Ashok Leyland, Skoda, Datsun etc.



Inba Sudhahar

Sr.Manager-Project Engineering, L&T Technology services


INBA SUDHAHAR is Sr. Engineer, working in L & T Technology services.

He is 12 years of experience in Plastic Material selection, Plastic PartDevelopment (NPD, B-side), Part, Injection mold design validation andtroubleshooting (using Autodesk Moldflow Simulation) and good knowledge inRubber products.

Successfully completed the program of Autodesk Simulation MoldflowAssociate Level Certification.

Deputed as Consultant Engineer for companies like Polaris – USA, CNHi -USA, BSH-Germany for Plastic Product Development and Validation.

Patent Holder in Home appliances (washing machine).



Jayashree Kini-Mendes

Editor, Construction Week and Manufacturing Today Magazines


Ms Jayashree Kini-Mendes is the Editor for Construction Week and Manufacturing Today Magazines. Both the magazines are part of ITP Media Group. She started as a Senior Sub-editor at ITP on September 2008 and then moved on to Hamburg Media Group and Network 18 Publishing as an Executive Editor. She again joined ITP as an Editor on February 2014. With a work experience of 22 years, Jayashree Mendes has written extensively on various subjects that include construction, supply chain, IT, and manufacturing. Besides working as a journalist, she also takes classes for budding journalists in reputed colleges in Mumbai, India.



Prof. Jagan Shah

Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs


Prof. Jagan Shah has 20 years of professional work experience in various aspects of urban development in India. He studied Architectural Design from School of Planning & Architecture (SPA), New Delhi and Architectural History & Theory from the University of Cincinnati and Columbia University, USA. He has served as the Director of Sushant School of Architecture, Gurgaon and has taught at the School of Planning & Architecture (SPA) from 1998 till 2006. From 2007 to 2010, he was the Chief Executive of Urban Space Consultants, providing consultancy in policy formulation, spatial planning, heritage conservation, transportation and livelihoods development, for organisations such as Infrastructure Development Finance Company, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transport System, Jaipur Virasat Foundation, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, India Foundation for the Arts and others. He has a comprehensive list of publications to his name. He is the author of 'Contemporary Indian Architecture', 2008; co-author of 'Building Beyond Borders', 1995, and co-editor of 'Round', a collection of seminal Asian texts on architecture. He is also a founding member of the Modern Asian Architecture Network (MAAN).



Moti Lal

Director Technical, Structures Online


Mr. Moti Lal is Director Technical in Structures Online, Noida since 2000 having total 22 years of Steel Detailing experience with Civil engineering from IE, Calcutta.

Domain: His expertise lies in leading around 250 people team and executing wide range of Steel detailing projects largely USA based jobs ranging 500 to 4000 ton. He had also trained many fresh/experienced engineers to build strong steel detailing career. He had also authored book on “STEEL DETAILING” based on AISC standard.

3D Software: His interest also lies in AUTOMATED DETAILING with 3D Steel detailing software Like Tekla structures. He had also developed an Online Steel Detailing Document Application (STEELDOC) to access Project data and View Project schedule & bar chart.

Seminar: He had presented “Steel detailing challenges with 3D Software” and “Accelerating Design to Fabrication Process using 3D Software” in Autodesk University India & SAARC 2015 & 2016 in Mumbai.
He had also presented “Seamless Steel design, Detailing & Fabrication with BIM Technologies like Tekla structure” topic in Steel construction summit by MX Media, 12 July 2017.

Awards: “Mariposa Land Port of Entry” a Steel Toll Plaza was featured in Magazine “American Institute of Architect” in October 2014. AISC’s IDEA 2015 Award for the Project “Central Arizona College, Maricopa”



Madhu Nair

Head of Build, DNEG India


Madhu has been managing and building the Asset team at Double Negative since the start of operations in Mumbai, and has been instrumental in delivering assets for many of our recent shows. In 2015 he spent 6 months in London working as a Modeller on shows like INVERT, TAURUS, GEO and SHORE. He started with Prime Focus Mumbai in January 2012 after having been HOD for Modelling at Crest Animation Studios for 5 years previously. Prior to that he was Modelling Supervisor at UTV Toons for 3 years, and he started out as a Generalist 2 years prior to that working mainly in commercials and music videos.



Mahesh R

Think Station Product Manager- Asia Pacific & Japan at Lenovo


Has close to 14 years of experience in IT, in which more than a decade experience only in Workstation market.

Mahesh has worked with Lenovo, DellEMC, & Invu, from sales to business development lead focusing on Indian IT market. Mahesh holds Master of Business Administration in Marketing & Finance from Indian Institute of Planning & Management – Bangalore. In-leisure loves to cook & spend time with family.



Mohd Amin Nayyar

Graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi


Trained with Architect Satish Grover, before setting up ANA Design.

Academic:

B. Arch from SPA , Delhi

Research : Bio Climatic Architecture with SPA Research team and Bartlett School of Architecture, UK from 1992 to 1994

Research: Environment and Design: Traditional Architecture in North India: SPA Research group and Max Mueller Foundation, 1993.

Professional Work:

ANA is a full fledged A& E company, present in India, middle East and West Africa.

Moved to 100% application of Revit based BIM in 1995.

Designed Reliance Technology Group, India’s largest private sector laboratory with 48 super specialty labs in an are of 5,00,000 square feet in Navi Mumbai.

India’s firs LEED Gold certified laboratory building: SRL Beas in 2010.

India’s first LEED Gold Cash and Carry Building Carrefour Meerut in 2014.

Currently designing a 3 million square feet water front development (Nigeria’s first integrated urban development ) in Lagos, Nigeria for Landmark Group. Slated for first phase opening in 2019.

Completion of the Plasser project, slated for 2019, India’s first climate controlled, IoT and PoE building for industry. LEED /GRIHA certification in progress.



Nirup Jayanth

Country Head, Jurong Consultants India Pvt. Ltd.


Mr Nirup Jayanth is the Country Head of Jurong Consultants India Pvt. Ltd. (Member of the Surbana Jurong Group, Singapore). Previous to this role, he has worked as a Director, Strategy and Business Generation, South Asia & Middle East at Surbana Jurong Group of Companies. He is an architect by training and is an alumni of Illionis Institute of Technology,Chicago.



Prabhakar Venugopal

Country Manager, Manufacturing Solutions, India & SAARC Autodesk


Prabhakar is responsible for driving manufacturing solutions of Autodesk in India & SAARC during these exciting times when Industry 4.0 initiatives and Cloud is reshaping the industry.

He brings with him 25 years of results-oriented experience in enterprise sales, global alliances, sales management, C-level consulting and entrepreneurship. His expertise spans technology sales, system integration, and project management at firms like Tech Mahindra, EMC, HP, HCL, and Intelenet, and a 5 year stint as CEO at a startup management consulting firm.

He carries with him a degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering and a PG diploma in Marketing Management.

Pradeep has proven experience in leading and managing sales, channels, marketing and technical teams, driving double-digit growth and ensuring consistent client satisfaction. He relishes the challenge of building organizational capability, driving sustained high-performance and simplifying complexity in India - easily amongst the world's most competitive technology markets.

Prior to joining Autodesk, Pradeep worked at IBM Software Group (SWG), where he was heading IBM's software business for India and South Asia as the Director of SWG. He also led IBM's Developer Relations and Academic Initiatives that drove mass-market adoption of IBM technology among India's significant developer and student communities.

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Prisca Flattot

Technical Director, Systra


Prisca Flattot is working at Systra for 10 years, she started her career as a Civil Engineer in Paris working for international projects. She has spent 3 years in India where she was Operation Manager in charge of the production, in this role she has deployed BIM processes at Systra in India.

Today, her role as director of Engineering Centers at Asia Pacific Region is to manage the international operations in India, continuing to develop the BIM skills of Systra in Asia.



Pankaj Jachak

Sr.Manager-Project Engineering, Loesche India


Pankaj Jachak head of Project Engineering for Loesche India and is reponsible for complete Cement grinding plant engineering for Indian Cement plant projects.

Jachak has a more than 16 years of experience in the field of Cement Engineering. Bulk Material Handling & Steel industries.

Jachak hold Master Degree in Manufacturing Management from Bits Pilani, Rajasthan & bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He always look for innovative ways to transform processes by harnessing latest technology.



Rajit Kar

Sr Engineer- Mechanical, GreyOrange India


Holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering and has 7+ years of Industry Experience having worked in different manufacturing organizations. Currently with GreyOrange as Senior Mechanical Engineer. Expertise in Mechatronics and Electromechanical system design with specific focus on Design Automation, Parametric Design and Rule based modeling.



Rishi Ahuja

Founder and Managing Director, SUNOVATECH GROUP India, UAE, Qatar


Started his career in millennium year of 2000 as a founder of Sunovatech, with an aim to develop emerging and new age technologies that could simplify understanding of complex engineering solutions. He has an in-depth knowledge of Virtual Reality Industry, Engineering, Marketing and Human Behaviour in Business Development. Sunovatech now operates from India, Qatar and UAE with a successfully delivered over 600 Infrastructure Visualisation Projects totalling in over trillions of Dollars of global investment. Moving along the path of successful international partnerships Rishi has successfully established business and developed the market for PTV AG in India. Founded Road Safety Association of India, an Educational program for schools in India and currently engaged in advanced Virtual Reality solutions for infrastructure projects.



Ritesh Kumar

CG Supervisor/Creative Director, Golden Robot Animation


Ritesh is a seasoned Creative Leader in the Animation Production with over 15 years experience in Supervisor roles in major Studios like UTV Disney, Tata VCL, Digitales Studios and Maya Entertainment. As a CG Supervisor and Creative director, he has been responsible for successfully delivering multiple award winning animated shows like EMMY Award Winning BING BUNNY for Brown Bag Films and Critically acclaimed Feature Film – Arjun the Warrior Prince for UTV-Disney. Ritesh bring the right balance of Creative Excellence and Production driven approach to Team GRA.



Rishi Khemka

CEO (Chief Enjoyment Officer) – ARK Infosolutions Pvt. Ltd. | MINDBOX


An Avid Media Enthusiast, Rishi completed his MBA in Finance from Wigan & Leigh College (Delhi, 1999) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) – London, 2002.

He set up & established the Software Division in Aditya InfoTech in areas like Animation, Gaming, Broadcast, Films VFX, Print Media, Manufacturing & Product Design. In 2012, he started a new company called ARK Infosolutions, Today with ARK Infosolutions has created a niche for itself in Value-Added Software & Solutions Distribution in India.

ARK Infosolutions Pvt. Ltd. has gained a vast experience in industry segments by crossing the numeric figure of acquiring more than 25K active customers in the above industry segments. ARK Infosolutions has been recognized on the global platform by technology companies for providing successful coverage & reach as well as implementing their solutions in the various industries across India.

ARK has also laid footings in the field of Creative Education by leading an initiative “MINDBOX” for school students where Visual Communication is taught as language, Creative Thinking as subject and technology as tools, for K-10 and for the Higher Education Segment by offering relevant Skill Development programs for creating Industry ready professionals.

With MindBox, Rishi expects to not only touch millions of lives but also to transform them. As he puts it, "There is no better job in this world than to shape lives”.



Sunil MK

Country Manager, AEC Segment, Autodesk India & SAARC


Sunil M. K. is currently the Country Manager for AEC business for India and SAARC countries and is responsible for enhancing Autodesk business with strategic programs and develop market presence and drive sustained profitable growth. Autodesk, is the world's leading design software company, serves industries where design is critical to success - building, manufacturing, infrastructure, and digital media. Autodesk provides solutions for sustainable design, digital prototyping, and the creation of visual media.

Mr. M K Sunil is a Chartered Architect with degree in Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and a Corporate Member of Royal Institute of British Architects ( RIBA )

Sunil was part of original Revit Team and joined Autodesk when Revit Technology Corporation was acquired in 2002. Sunil has held a variety of business development, sales development, strategy and technical positions at Autodesk and Revit. He is a frequent public speaker. Mr. Sunil represents Autodesk on different Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry forums. Since 2001 he has been involved in evangelising BIM across in Asia Pacific markets. Drove the development of BIM ecosystem of Channel partners development as well as early adopters of Revit in Asia. Worked with various government agencies in India, China, Singapore, Japan and Australia in Driving BIM mandates as well with various large private organisations. He has also been a key player and spokesperson for delivering smart cities and sustainable vision for Autodesk.

Mr. Sunil M.K. heads the Autodesk Smart Cities Sales Development for Asia pacific region. Sunil is responsible for driving Autodesk’s Smart Cities initiatives across various governments and agencies. With more than 20 years of experience in Construction and 3D Software Industries, he is an acknowledged thought leader in the industry. Sunil is a Chartered Architect with a degree in Architecture, from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and is a Member of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Sunil is a Chartered Architect with a degree in Architecture, from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and is a Member of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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Shekhar Rohira

Country Manager M&E India & SAARC, Autodesk


Shekhar spearheads the M&E business and go to market strategy for Autodesk in India & SAARC. He has been a part of the AVCG industry for over 15 years. His passion for technology, coupled with deep insights in the M&E sector gives him a unique perspective of the opportunities & challenges in the industry. An avid gamer & a film buff himself, he finds his motivation in being continually amazed with the magic Autodesk customers bring to screen using its award winning technologies.



Vipul Bhalala

Head of Broadcast Design, Zee Network


A fine arts graduate, Vipul, has been a Smoke & Flsame artist and promo director for over a decade. His unique style is reflected in most of his projects and his illustrative styling has helped create numerous award-winning works. Working with Zee since 2004, he presently heads the Graphics & Flame teams and has been instrumental in executing and directing select in-house promos, channel packaging and branding projects. Has won multiple Promax awards for promos. Vipul has always tested the limits of the technology available to realize his creative vision. His work has always been a source of inspiration to his team and peers from the industry who looks up to him for the kind of level he sets. Having a formal education in fine arts has only helped him to envision his end-result almost independently where he usually sees the project from inception to execution.