DRIVER DISTRACTION AND MULTI MODAL INTERACTION

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Moderated by Nisarg Nirmalkumar , Head of Technology,

Panelists: Deepak Hebbur, Co-Founder, Skillfinity Technologies

               Adarsh Manvikar, Project Manager, Delphi Automotive

               Satish Bhomenahalli, Program Manager, TCS

               Gururaja Narasimhaswamy, HMI Expert, Robert Bosch 

Nisarg Nirmalkumar

Nisarg Nirmalkumar is an energetic professional with over 10 years of experience and strong
background in technical and business development in automotive embedded systems and software.
He currently leads the technology department of SKILLFINITY TECHNOLOGIES. Nisarg has worked with RA Consulting GmbH, Bosch group and also was a visiting lecturer at Heilbronn University Germany. His field of interests are ECU software development, vehicle diagnostics, On Board diagnostics and IOT.

Deepak Hebbur

Deepak Hebbur is a seasoned professional in the global automotive technologies segment.Transforming fresh engineers to “Engineering Talents” in the Automotive domain is his focus at SKILLFINITY. Before this venture, he was associated with BOSCH for over 17 years and hasimmense knowledge on Product development in

AutomotiveDomain and handled many international leadership roles. His expertise lies in diverse topics like Infotainment, User Experience, Human Machine Interface, Passive Safety to name a few. He is highly passionate about Mentoring, coaching and building talent.This panel would discuss about what is driver distraction, key contributors of driver distraction and multimodal interaction. It will also focus on role of UX in distraction free driving and the trending technologies in multimodal interaction. The panel would discuss about the OEM and infotainment suppliers on driver distraction and practical difficulties in reducing distraction.

Adarsh Manvikar                                                                                       

Adarsh Manvikar is an Automotive Systems expert with more than 12 years of experience in Power – Train, Infotainment, Hybrid, Connected Cars & IOT and Autonomous Driving. He has experience in working for multiple Tier 1 and OEMs across various geographies. He was associated with BOSCH,KPIT, Siemens and Geometric before taking up the assignment at DELPHI. He has been playing leadership roles in design, development and validation of Automotive products. His technical interests
in Automotive technologies include IOT, V2V & V2C Communications and Autonomous Driving.

 Satish Bhomenahalli

Satish has nearly two decades of experience in Automotive and IT Industry leading large teams and
delivering state of the art products in Infotainment domain. his key associations were with BOSCH,
KPIT and TCS. Currently he is with TCS leading one the Next gen Infotainment product division. He
has global working experience in India and Germany in various capacities and positions.
His team was instrumental in defining next generation reference infotainment systems. His expertise lies in Automation, Infotainment, User experience, Driver safety, Gesture recognition. He is a strong believer of digital technology.                                           

Gururaja Narasimhaswamy

Gururaja Narasimhaswamy has a vast experience in software product development for Occupant
Safety and In vehicle Infotainment systems in Automotive domain. Currently associated with BOSCH
since the last 17 years, he is providing key contributions in Human Machine Interaction (HMI), In
vehicle networking and User Experience. He also leads an Application Framework project in GENIVI
Alliance, a non-profit industry alliance committed to bring adoption of open source In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) software for the connected car.      

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