Jamshedpur: Tata Steel and Condition Monitoring Society of India (CMSI), Visakhapatnam jointly organised the first-ever virtual International Conference on Condition Monitoring (ICCM) 2021 on January 21-22, 2021.
The theme of the conference was Agile & Sustainable Advances in Equipment Reliability through Condition Monitoring. The initiative aimed to bring together domain experts, industry practitioners & OEMs to deliberate and submit their papers on key topics such as Cutting-Edge Technology in Rotating Equipment, Futuristic Hydraulic & Lubrication Systems, Breakthrough Innovation in Power systems & Data Analytics, Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning in Condition Monitoring.
Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Chairman, DRDO and T V Narendran, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Steel, graced the inaugural function as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively. The keynote address during the inaugural function was delivered by Bhujanga Rao, ISRO Chair Professor, NIAS, IISc Bangalore & President, CMSI.
Dr Reddy talked about the importance of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and selection of smart equipment for reliable maintenance in future. E-Souvenir was also released by him during the function.
In his address to the gathering, T V Narendran said: “Technology is a key driver of productivity. Companies across the world are investing in technology and automation, and harnessing its full potential is critical for continued success. Condition monitoring and predictive maintenance are important contexts and creating a platform for diverse groups of industry experts, research scholars, and academicians to facilitate sharing of knowledge and learnings will surely spark new ideas and thoughts.”
The core committee of the International Conference was led by Avneesh Gupta, Vice President, TQM and Engineering & Projects, Tata Steel, and Probal Ghosh, Vice President, Shared Services, Tata Steel. The conference was attended by over 2000 participants including industry experts, practitioners, thought leaders, academicians, OEMs, research scholars and eminent speakers from across the globe. Over 80 research papers on various subjects were presented during the conference. The papers were evaluated by a jury and the best papers in respective themes were awarded at the valedictory function on day 2.
The event garnered support from 35 sponsors. The interactive platform enabled the participants to network, visit exhibitor stalls, and download learning materials from the resource centre. Recreational features including gaming zone and selfie corner were among the other highlights of the virtual conference.