Session I Speakers

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    Naveen Kumar, AVEVA

    Topic : Spiral Unified Supply Chain Management

    Naveen has 31 years of international Oil & Gas consulting and business development experience with leading EPC companies (including Bechtel and KBC).
    He started his planning career with Bechtel PIMS in 1995. He relocated to Singapore in 2007 to lead KBC’s planning services business and worked with a number of clients in the region to improve their planning models/planning processes resulting in optimal crude selection and improved profitability. Naveen joined AVEVA in 2014 and is currently Global Director for their Unified Supply Chain business.
    Naveen is responsible for working with clients to derive value from AVEVA’s Enterprise Crude Oil Knowledge Management Solutions and the world’s first and only Enterprise Unified Supply Chain Solution for the petroleum industry.
    Naveen is a Chemical Engineering graduate from IIT Delhi.

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    Somikdeb Datta, Gartner

    Topic : Key Strategic Trends and Emerging Technologies for Supply Chain Management

    Somikdeb has over 19 years of experience in technology consulting and advisory services, where he assisted many multinationals with their IT strategy and roadmap development in India. Somik is an Executive Partner with Gartner Executive Programs, Mr Somikdeb Datta works with CXOs, CIOs and their IT Leadership team as an advisor on their mission critical priorities and initiatives. His clients include members from multiple industries including manufacturing, retail, consumer goods and public sector enterprises.
    Previously Somik has led the Information Services (IS) for India commercial business for a global leader in medical technologies industry as the IS Business Partner for 3 years. Somik has spent a decade in professional services for Big 4 organizations in their IT Transformation & CIO Advisory space advising CIOs and senior executives on ERP advisory, digital transformation, IT sourcing, IT cost and value management and M&A integration in the consumer goods, logistics, manufacturing, media and IT/IT Enabled Service (ITES) industries.
    Somik has been a Solution Architect in global supply chain management solution provider i2 Technologies currently JDA Software for 6 years and part of global supply chain solution implementations across retail and consumer goods industries

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    Karthik Narayanasamy, Aspen Technology

    Topic : End to end value chain optimization

    Karthik Narayanasamy: Director – Professional services APAC/MENA MSC - AspenTech
    Karthik Narayanasamy is a Chemical Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the Petroleum refining and Petrochemical Industry, specializing in Supply Chain Management (SCM). His areas of expertise are Mathematical modelling and optimization of Refinery/Petrochemical plans, Crude assay management, Production scheduling and offline blend optimization. He has extensive consulting experience for implementation and adoption of best practices of SCM solutions and integration of them with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). He has implemented SCM solutions for various major oil companies globally. He is currently managing the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Professional Services business of AspenTech for the Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions.

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