IEEE SmartTech 2018

3 - 4 August 2018
Sterlings Mac Hotel, Bengaluru, Karnataka

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Digital Transformation with Cognitive Minds and Machines:
The Future of Manufacturing and Mobility​

Announcements:   Welcome to IEEE SmartTech 2018   |   "IEEE Bangalore Section – Industry Award 2018" : Call for Nomination is OPEN !!!


Sterlings Mac Hotel, Bengaluru

August 3 - 4, 2018

09:30 AM - 05:30 PM

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Welcome to the 5th edition of IEEE SmartTech​ from IEEE Bangalore Section.

IEEE SmartTech 2018 continues on the theme of “Digital Transformation with Cognitive Minds and Machines​” from IEEE SmartTech 2017​.

Digital transformation ​is the change associated with the application of digital technology in all aspects of human society to radically improve performance and develop new competencies. Industries and communities​, across all sectors and walks of life, are using technology innovations to drive disruption​.

The 5th edition of IEEE SmartTech​, by IEEE Bangalore Section​, brings together technology and tech-culture under the theme of “Digital Transformation with Cognitive Minds and Machines : The Future of Manufacturing and Mobility​​”. This platform showcases various cutting edge technologies leading digital transformation across industry verticals.

This workshop brings together technology leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and thought provokers who are passionate about addressing impactful problems by turning ideas into solutions. Industry stalwarts and technology practitioners, together, will share their vision on future technologies and how they will disrupt/impact our way of working and living.

This workshop will have two major segments:

  1. Digital Transformation
  2. Cutting Edge Technologies

The Digital Transformation segment will deep dive into the verticals of Manufacturing and Mobility. In this segment, experts will provide specific actionable details on:

  • The current trends and future expectations (Plenary on​ Practitioner's Perspective 101​)
  • Present current implementations in this field & the challenges/opportunities thereof (It's my GEEK​)
  • An open discussion with domain and technology experts (Rapid Fire​)

In the Cutting Edge Technology segment, experts and industry leaders will discuss future technologies and trends in: Digital Spine (with Robotics & Drones), Intelligence (with AI & Cognition), User experience(with AR/VR/MR), and Security (with Blockchain). It will also feature a special WACI session on : ADAS, Flextronics, and SpaceX



The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Bangalore Section, as part of industry relations, has instituted a prestigious award for industry professionals in India; for excellence in electrical engineering technology, and allied fields of engineering and technology.

The title of the award will be "IEEE Bangalore – Technologist of the Year 2018"; and will comprise of an exclusive plaque, medal, and a certificate.

The objective of this award will be to recognize technical excellence with benefit to society in the field of electrical engineering, and related technical areas. The nominee should have been residing and working in India – at least – for the last 5 years. This award will recognize the outstanding individual contributions in industry.

The awardee will be shortlisted by an eminent jury comprising of experts from the IEEE Bangalore Section. The award will be presented at SmartTech 2018.

Please check the Call for Nominations link; for further details on award guidelines, eligibility, nomination process, and nomination deadlines.

Who will speak

Our Speakers


Event Schedule


Time Topic Speakers
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
Session - I
09:30 - 10:00 Welcome Address IEEE Bangalore Section & Partners
10:00 - 11:00 Keynote - I : TBA
11:00 - 11:30 Tea Break
Session - II : Digital Transformation in MANUFACTURING
11:30 - 12:00 Plenary - I :
Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
12:00 - 13:00 Viewpoint - I :
Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
Session - III : CUTTING EDGE Technology
14:00 - 14:30 Technology - I :
The Future of Robotics and Autonomous Systems in Manufacturing
14:30 - 15:00 Technology - II :
The Future of Automation and AI in Manufacturing
15:00 - 15:30 Technology - III :
The Future of X-Reality in Manufacturing
15:30 - 16:00 Tea Break
Session - IV : WACI
16:00 - 16:30 WACI - I :
Flextronics and Additive Manufacturing
16:30 - 17:00 WACI - II :
Blockchain in Manufacturing
Session - V : Industry Award
17:00 - 17:30 Industry Award Felicitation Ceremony IEEE Bangalore Section & Partners
Time Topic Speakers
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
Session - VI
09:30 - 10:00 Welcome Address IEEE Bangalore Section & Partners
10:00 - 11:00 Keynote - II : TBA
11:00 - 11:30 Tea Break
Session - VII : Digital Transformation in MOBILITY
11:30 - 12:00 Plenary - II :
Digital Transformation in Mobility
12:00 - 13:00 Viewpoint - II :
The Future of Mobility – Challenges for the Automotive & Energy Industry
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
Session - VIII : CUTTING EDGE Technology
14:00 - 14:30 Technology - IV :
The Future of Edge Computing in Mobility Systems
14:30 - 15:00 Technology - V :
The Role of 5G in Future Mobility Systems
Session - IX : WACI
15:00 - 15:30 WACI - III :
The Future of Mobility with ADAS
15:30 - 16:00 WACI - IV :
The Future of Mobility with SpaceX
16:00 - 17:00 Networking & Tea Break

Our Gallery

Committee Members


Prasant Misra

General Co-chairs​


Dileep Paruchuri

General Co-chairs​


Sadhana Attavar

Registration & Finance Co-chairs​


Rajashekhar S

Sponsorship Co-chairs


Krishna M Kumar

Sponsorship Co-chairs


Shrinidhi M

Web Co-chairs​

Advisory/Steering Committee


Sudeendra Koushik

Co-Founder, PRASU Bangalore


Keshav Bapat

GM, Keysight Technologies Bangalore


Puneet Mishra

Scientist, ISRO Bangalore


Debabrata Das

Professor, IIIT Bangalore


Ravikiran Annaswamy

CEO, Innohabit Technologies, Bangalore


Sri Chandra

Director IEEE-SA, IEEE India