30th ASEI National Convention
Dearborn, MI, USA
Innovation Technologies Event
30th ASEI National Convention - Disruptive Innovations and Technologies 2015, took place in Dearborn (Detroit), Michigan on September 19, 2015. Isaiah McKeenon, Deputy Mayor of Detroit gave the keynote address and inaugurated the conference.
There were several technical sessions on various topics. Rashmi Rao, Director of Advanced Engineering - Harman International presented on "Convergence of Consumers and Cars". K Venkatesh Prasad, Senior Technical Leader - Ford Motor Company lead a session on "Connected Car". Nagesh Nidamuluri, Vice President - Tech Mahindra talked about "Digital Manufacturing 4.0 / Factories of Future". Kameshwar Eranki, Founder & CEO - Vajrasoft, Inc. presented on "Internet of Things".
Kameshwar Eranki, CEO of VajraSoft Inc. spoke on "Internet of Things".
ASEI Student Scholarships were awarded during lunch session. The ASEI Chairman Student Award was given to Kaval Shah from University of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The ASEI Undergraduate Student Scholarship was given to Ravi Patel from Wayne State University. The ASEI Graduate Student Scholarships were given to Anuj Nimkar and Krishnesh Pujari from University of Mayland - College Park. Yogesh Dalal and Hemanth Vadlamudi from Western Michigan University also received the ASEI Graduate Student Scholarship. There were two guest speakers during Lunch Session. Dr. Prabhakar Patil, CEO - LG Chem talked about global trends in "Li ion Batteries and Vehicle Electrification". Professor Ken Cook, Chair Engineering Technology - Lawrence Technological University made a presentation on "Student Entrepreneurship from Innovative Ideas". Professor Cook also performed a ew magic tricks with audience..
Technical Sessions continued in the afternoon. Alex Shikany, Director of Market Analysis - Association of Advancing Automation presented on "Innovations in Automation: Robotics, Vision, and Motion Control". Dr Amar Basu, Associate Professor - Wayne State University talked about "Advancement in Biomedical Engineering". Jitesh Agrawal, Senior Director - Siemens PLM Solutions lead a discussion on "Revolutionizing Product Life Cycle Management". Dr. Shreekant Agrawal, Engineering Manager - Northrop Grumman presented on "Trends and Drivers in Aerospace". Deval Desai, Executive Director - Magna International talked about "Trends in Automotive Technologies". Dr. Thomas Abraham, Founder President of GOPIO International and Executive Trustee of GOPIO Foundation moderated a session on "Indian American Engineering Groups - How Effectively We Can Work Together". Panelists included officials of ASEI, SIAEA (Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects) and PAN-IIT. There was a panel discussion held on "Disruptive and Innovative Technologies: Technical & Business Opportunities". The panel consisted of two prominent guest speakers, Dr. Rajiv Shah - Founder & Program Director, Systems Engineering & Management Program, University of Texas - Dallas and Dr. Sasi Pillay - CIO, University of Wisconsin.