CONVERGE India - Agenda & Speakers

September 05, 2023 | JW Marriott Sahar | Mumbai


Join our expert line-up of Autodesk executives, customers and industry experts and uncover ground-breaking ideas, and inspiring stories in design & make for Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing and Media.



11:00am – 11:15am

Welcome & Opening

11:15am – 11:40am

Autodesk Keynote – Design & Make a Better World
Haresh Khoobchandani, Vice President, APJ Sales, Autodesk

11:40am – 12:00pm

Future of Design & Make 
Srinath Jonnalagadda, Vice President, D&M Industry Strategy, Autodesk

12:00pm – 12:20pm

Technology Empowering Iconic Projects
Vinayak Pai, Managing Director, Tata Projects

12:20pm – 12:40pm

Innovation using Design (3D)
Ajay Sharma, Vice President Design & Head, MIDS, Mahindra & Mahindra

12:40pm – 01:00pm

Bring Breathtaking Stories & Characters to Life from India to the World
Milind D. Shinde, CEO, 88 Pictures

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Customer Experience Zone, Meet the Experts, Meet your Peers, Contest

2:00pm – 4:30pm

  • Architecture, Engineering & Construction Industry Track
  • Manufacturing Industry Track
  • Media, Gaming & Animation Industry Track

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Engagement Break

06:30pm – 10:00pm

Autodesk Imagine Awards & Networking Dinner

Industry Breakout Tracks

Architecture, Engineering & Construction



2:00 - 2:30​

Industry Keynote: Future of Design in AEC​
Eric DesRoche, Director, Infrastructure Industry & Business Strategy, Autodesk
Samuel Omans, Industry Strategy Lead, Architecture, Autodesk​

2:30 - 2:45​

Accelerating Digitalization in Rail Infrastructure Projects​
B.S Mukund, Head - Building Information Modelling (BIM), L&T Construction​

2:45 - 3:05

Implement the "I" in BIM for Construction Projects​
Sagar Gandhi, Head of Strategy and Business Excellence , Shapoorji Pallonji​

3:05 - 3:20

Shaping the Future of Road Construction​
Manoj Gangil, Head of Transportation Unit - Vice President, TPF​ Engineering Pvt Ltd

3:20 - 3:35​

Beyond build – Digital twins​
Krishna Prasad, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Adrianse Nhance​

3:35 - 3:50

Maximizing the Benefits of BIM and CDE through a Systematic Adoption – Case of a Public Project Delivery​
Dr. Senthilkumar. V, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, IIT Palakkad​

3:50 - 4:05

Digitalization trends in Process Plant design​
Manoviram Rath, Head- Digital Solutions and Sustainability: Plant Engineering Vertical, L&T Technology Services (LTTS)​

4:05 - 4:15


Design & Manufacturing



2:00 - 2:20​

Industry Keynote: D&M
Srinath Jonnalagadda, VP, D&M Industry Strategy​

2:20 - 2:40

Elevating Digital Transformation with Connected Data
Nishant Dwivedi, Group Manager, Topsoe India

2:40 - 3:00​

First Time Right (FTR) development using Simulation Techniques​
Ganesh Gangadhar Garkhedkar​, Function Head-2W R&D, Varroc Polymers Private Limited

3:00 - 3:20​

Initia: Design for ‘Driving the New’ in UnoMinda
Hubert Tassin, Chief of Design, INITIA Designs- Uno Minda

3:20 - 3:40​

Digitization for future Smart Factories
Neha Sharma, Lead - Digital Manufacturing CoE , Mahindra & Mahindra

3:40 - 4:00

Digitalization, Standardization & Automation to mitigate current industry challenges
Vidyadhar J, Head Engineering, Sansera Engineering Ltd

4:00 - 4:20

Engineering 3D printers to reshape the construction landscape
Shuvo Mukhopadhyay, Vice President, Tvasta

4:20 - 4:30


Media & Entertainment



2:00 - 2:20​

Industry Keynote: Media & Entertainment​
Samit Shetty, Technical Solutions Manager- Media &Entertainment, Autodesk India & SAARC

2:20 - 2:40

How Autodesk Shotgrid helped bootstrap a startup studio​  
Sachin Shrestha, Head of CG and VFX Supervisor, Fractal Picture 

2:40 - 3:00​

Unveiling the Metaverse: Building a Digital Universe of Possibilities
Rajat Ojha, CEO, Gamitronics​

3:00 - 3:20

Technology behind Jubilee​
Sanjay Rajan, Studio Head, PhilmCGI​

3:20 - 3:40​

Create for India ​
Vaibhav Kumaresh, Founder & CEO, Vaibhav Studios

3:40 - 4:30

Engagement Workshop & Closing

Meet the Experts

Haresh Khoobchandani


Vice President APAC & Japan Sales

Rajeev Mittal

Rajeev Mittal


Managing Director, India & SAARC


Srinath Jonnalagadda

Srinath Jonnalagadda


Vice-President, Industry Strategy for Design & Manufacturing

Vinayak Pai

Vinayak Pai

Tata Projects Limited

Managing Director & CEO


Ajay Sharma

Ajay Sharma

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

Vice-President Design

Milind D Shinde

Milind D Shinde

88 Pictures

Founder & CEO

Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Eric DesRoche

Eric DesRoche


Director Infrastructure Business Strategy- AEC Design Solutions


Sam Omans

Sam Omans


Architecture Industry Strategy Lead

Krishna Prasad

Krishna Prasad

Nhance Digital Buildtech Pvt. Ltd.

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer

Manoj Gangil

TPF Engineering Pvt. Ltd.

Head of Transportation Unit - Vice President

Sagar Gandhi

Shapoorji Pallonji​

Head of Strategy and Business Excellence

Dr. Senthilkumar V

IIT Palakkad​

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering

B S Mukund

L&T Construction​

Head - Building Information Modelling

Manoviram Rath

L&T Technology Services 

Head- Digital Solutions and Sustainability

Design & Manufacturing


Ganesh Gangadhar Garkhedkar​

Varroc Polymers Private Limited

Function Head-2W R&D

Nishant Dwivedi

Nishant Dwivedi

Topsoe India Pvt. Ltd.

Group Manager

Hubert Tassin

INITIA Designs- Uno Minda

Chief of Design

Neha Sharma

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Lead - Digital Manufacturing CoE

Vidyadhar J

Sansera Engineering Ltd.

Head Engineering

Shuvo Mukhopadhyay


Vice President

Media & Entertainment

Anand Bhanushali

Samit Shetty


Technical Solutions Manager- Media & Entertainment

Sanjay Rajan

Sanjay Rajan


Studio Head

Rajat Ojha

Rajat Ojha



Sachin Shrestha

Fractal Picture​

Head of CG and VFX Supervisor

Vaibhav Kumaresh

Vaibhav Studios

Founder, Creative Director

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