Automotive Round Table

Automotive¬†Roundtable on ‚ÄúEnabling Efficient New product program management‚ÄĚ hosted by SAEINDIA and supported by SIEMENS as per dates and location indicated below.

 Kindly confirm your participation indicating the location as the Roundtable will have a compact audience for meaningful deliberations.

These are challenging times for the Indian automotive industry. Today suppliers are facing global competition. Far-reaching decisions have to be made under pricing and time pressure as well as under the pressure to innovate. A big issue is that a lot of manufacturers are still calculating with spreadsheets resulting in a high error rate. A problem is also the shorter product lifecycle and complex product structures that imply a quick availability of reliable cost estimates. The conclusion is that manufacturers need a high degree of cost transparency to face all this challenges while maintaining profitability and meeting delivery expectations.

However, to realize more profitable growth, automotive suppliers need to consider opportunities to optimize product costs, realize reliable cost estimates to achieve target costs, move from disconnected tools to an integrated solution with consistent data and standardized costing methodology, streamline cross functional collaboration and communication and ensure enterprise wide transparency of cost drivers. Thus, a more holistic approach to managing product cost will enable the automotive industry in India to achieve greater success in this dynamically changing industry.

 We are pleased to invite you to a roundtable hosted by SAEINDIA and supported by Siemens PLM Software, where a select group of senior executives from the automotive industry will come together to discuss the trends as well as challenges and opportunities for enabling efficient new product program management. 


  • December 15, 2014¬†at Hotel Courtyard by Marriott, Chennai
  • December 16, 2014¬†at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Pune
  • December 22, 2014¬†at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Gurgaon

 Who should attend?

Senior executives from product development, projects and program management, production, finance, vendor development or marketing.


# Session Name Speaker Name Allotted Time Duration Transition Time
  Registration & Welcome Tea   6:15 30 min  
1. Welcome Note Dr.Arunkumar Sampath,GM Monocoque Platforms-Mahindra.Chair Automotive Board. 6:45 pm 4 minutes 1 minute
2. Keynote Session I: OEM stakeholder Mr.Purushottam Panda,VP Powertrain,Maruti Suzuki 6:50 pm 14 minutes 1 minute
3. Keynote Session II: Supplier stakeholder Mr.Teich Christian ,Vice president -Head of development and application Diesel system 7:05 pm 14 minutes 1 minute
4. Siemens Session: two speakers Mr.Murugadass Kannan,
Mr.Anand Kumar
7.20 pm 29minutes 1 minute
5. FISITA Presentation Mr.Seshadri,ED SAEINDIA 7.50 pm 7mins 3 minutes
6. Panel Discussions + Q&A Mr.IV Rao Executive Advisor-MSIL,
Mr.Dinesh Tyagi Director-ICAT,
Mr.Vishnu Mathur Director General-SIAM,
Mr.SM Vaidya Tech General Manager,
Mr.Deepangshu Autitech Review (Moderator)
8.00 pm 60 minutes  
7. Announcement for Cocktail & Dinner   9:00 pm Until 10.30 pm  

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