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Fusion VR is immensely fortunate and blessed to be supported by a world class advisory panel that comes from very diverse backgrounds with decades of experience. This esteemed panel of experts would provide guidance and advice to the Fusion VR Leadership team as required. With their depth of knowledge and experience, Fusion VR aspires to engage and diversify in strategic areas to deliver sustained growth and customer satisfaction.

This panel would also help Fusion VR in its efforts to spread the benefits of digitalization and Industry 4.0 technologies in the manufacturing sector. Our goal is to help more and more companies become smart factories. We believe we will succeed with the wisdom and advice of our valued advisory committee. We take this opportunity to thank each member for generously supporting our request to be part of this advisory committee.

A brief bio about each of our esteemed members is given below.

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SWAMI SHANTATMANANDA

SecretaryRamakrishna MissionDelhi

Full Profile

Swami Shantatmananda is a Senior Monk of the Ramakrishna Order and is well known as an able administrator and spiritual mentor. He presently heads the Delhi Centre of the Ramakrishna Mission. He had a long stint of 30 years at the international Headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math. He has been a member of many high-powered committees of the Govt. of NCR Delhi, CBSE, etc. He also organized a unique World Peace Conference in New Delhi which was inaugurated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

He is passionately involved in interfaith dialogue leading to closer understanding between different faiths and is deeply committed to peace initiatives all over the globe. Swami Shantatmananda has visited Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Russia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, USA and Taiwan on lecture tours and international conferences. He has also been visiting many cities in India on invitation to give lectures on different spiritual topics.

Swami Shantatmananda was a pioneering influence in setting up an NGO in the suburbs of Kolkata, called Sarada Seva Sangha, which is managed by more than one hundred trained women volunteers. It happens to be one of his exceptional achievements in the area of Women’s Empowerment, which is a developmental area close to his vision of Nation-Building. Swami Shantatmananda was instrumental in devising programmes telecast over CNN-IBN and Doordarshan’s National Channel in propagating the life-giving message of Swami Vivekananda among the youth.

He writes regularly for Sunday Guardian and occasionally for Speaking Tree (Times of India) and other publications.


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Mr. PANNEERSELVAM

M.Tech ChemicalFormer Chief General ManagerChennai Petroleum Corporation Limited Full Profile

Mr. Panneerselvam, has 36 years of service with Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited, a subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation under the ownership of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India.

He had successfully commissioned and operated many process units in Refinery and then led them on a high growth path through meticulous strategy, planning and execution. He has worked in all facets of the value chain across several refinery segments such as Manufacturing, Oil Movement, Logistics and Technical services.

He made many improvements in Paraffin Wax Deoiling and Hydro-finishing units and delivered increased production and sustained quality. He has rich international experience as Section Head of Hydrocracker units at Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation (KNPC), Kuwait and involved in the restoration of Hydrocracker unit damaged during the Iraq war. He has also been involved in various project activities in USA, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.

Mr. Panneerselvam has presented a paper at international conference on Lube Oil Base stock Technology. He is also the Vice President of the professional body, Energy and Fuel Users’ Association (ENFUSE). Apart from his professional accomplishments, Mr. Panneerselvam has been a visiting faculty for M.Tech. Petroleum Engineering courses at AC College of Technology, Madras and a regular faculty at the Refinery Engineering School of Training (RESOT), CPCL.

Mr. Panneerselvam received his B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT), Madras University and M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from AC College of Technology, Anna University. He has also received Diploma in Safety, Diploma in Energy Management and Diploma in Industrial Hygiene from Annamalai University and Management Education Program at IIM, Ahmedabad.


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Dr. SUNDARARAMAN CHINTAMANI

Certified Industry 4.0 AssessorOil & Gas Consultant and Trainer20 + Years of Refinery Operator Training Simulator (OTS) Design & Execution. Full Profile

A techno-domain consultant having more than 35 years of experience. He has 15 years hands-on experience in Petroleum Refinery and 20 plus years in IT/ITES for the Oil and Gas industry. He is a Chemical Engineer with Masters degree in Technological Operations from BITS, Pilani.

He started career at Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) gaining deep experience in plant operations and led the development of simulation models of the refining plants for training panel operators. He has trained more than 300 operators and engineers in the Operator Training Simulator (OTS) from petroleum refineries.

After 15 years of stint in the refinery, he joined a niche company in Chennai, focusing on Operator Training Simulator (OTS) projects. As a Lead Engineer, he has executed several Operator Training Simulator projects for petroleum refineries in India and abroad.

Moved on to a leading IT company and emerged as the Oil and Gas Practice Head. Played crucial roles in many IT Application Support & Maintenance projects. Developed digital POCs for the oil and gas industry that involved digital aspects such as mobility, analytics, IOT etc. Been a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for a Learning and Development (L&D) project for a US based Oil and Gas Major addressing the needs of all its refineries. He has also been handling the subject of "Petroleum Refining" for the B.S (Process Engineering) combinedly offered by BITS (Pilani) and CPCL for the employees of CPCL.


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Mr. RAMON KIRPALANEY

B.Tech MetallurgyProcess Engineering3D ScanningSurveying & CAD Expert. Full Profile

Mr. Ramon’s 22 years of experience spans across petrochemical, chemical, oil & gas, power and other process plant industries. Currently he is Managing Director of Kirpalaney & Associates (Engineers) Private Limited, Mumbai. He was instrumental in establishing Worley Parsons in India and served as Managing Director / CEO of the Indian entity.

During his tenure, he has been associated with the largest oil & gas/petrochemical engineering consultants and ultimate owners. His project expertise includes from concept design to detailed engineering and commissioning.

Mr. Ramon and his team have the expertise in the following areas:

Laser Scanning of Complete Process Plant Facilities to develop 3D Intelligent Models, Clash Checking Using PCD’s & Review of Anomalies, Underground Facility Detection Using GPR, Photogrammetry, 3D CAD Modelling Engineering Land and Building Surveys

Process Engineering services such as, Specification Driven Process Engineering Design, Process Flow Diagrams (PFD’s), Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s), Equipment Sizing, Design and Specification (Rotary / Static), Heat and Mass Balance Diagrams, Process Control Instrumentation, Basic Plant Layout /Plot Plan, Utility Summary and Line List.

Civil and Structural Engineering services such as, Architectural and Civil Layouts, Design of all Structural Members and RCC Supports, Columns and Beams etc., Detailed RCC and Structural Drawings, Providing Civil Loading Drawings, Foundation Plan and Bill of Material.

Mechanical and Piping Engineering Detail Design and Engineering, including Data Sheets of all Equipment’s, Specification of all Mechanical and Piping Items, System Design for all process and Utilities, Piping Design and Detail Engineering in 2D / 3D, Analysis of Piping Systems for Stress, Extraction of GA’s and Isometrics, Pipe Support Design and Detailing, Project Planning and Scheduling, HVAC Ducting Layouts and Bill of Material.

Also, offers services such as Construction Supervision, Procurement & Inspection and Manpower Secondment.


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Mr. SRIDHARAN VENKATARAMANAN

M.Tech Solid Mechanics and DesignIT – KanpurIndustry 4.0 Digital Transformation Evangelist. Full Profile

A Digital Transformation Leader having more than 22 years of experience in a global fast paced dynamic business environment. He’s an expert in deep tech domains such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things (IoT) and 3DPrinting. He has established world class Technology Business Incubator with labs, coworking spaces and developed mentor network.

Sridharan has experience across IT, Digital Product Engineering, Digital Enterprise transformation initiatives, Software Services & Industrial Automation Controls for Manufacturing customers globally. He has managed P/L, Sales across Verticals like Automotive, Off-highway, Consumer Durables, Aerospace, Hi-tech, Peripheral, Medical etc. in a global environment.

He delivered consistent growth in Revenues and managed several Large Relationships in North America, LATAM, Europe, Japan and Korea. Sridharan has a deep understanding of Information Technology & Digital Product Engineering Services business with global sales experience across North America, Japan and Europe. He focuses on driving Digital Transformation (DT) in manufacturing sector using interplay of technologies around IoT, Mobility, Additive Manufacturing Connected Products, Industry 4.0 with an ecosystem of Technology Partners and Start-ups alike.

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Mr. ASHOK RAMASWAMY

M.SElectrical & Electronics EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore. Six-Sigma Experthandled 10K + Belts Full Profile

Mr. Ashok has over 30 years of manufacturing, Transactional Processes, Project and consulting experience in the area of Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Design for Lean Six Sigma, Process Reliability & Maintenance Reliability, TRIZ, Operations Excellence, Safety, Health & Environmental Management, He is currently the CEO of Saral Six Sigma & Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd. He has worked on various projects in Singapore, India, Malaysia, China, Thailand, USA, Korea, South Africa and Australia.

Ashok has developed and conducted training programmes for various levels of management. He was Regional Master Black Belt and Operational Excellence Leader for Asia Pacific for DuPont in Singapore. He is a Master Black Belt and has conducted the Six Sigma & Lean Manufacturing Training for the Green Belts, Black Belts and Master Black Belts in the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to becoming a trainer for Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, TRIZ, Operational Excellence, Process Reliability, Maintenance Reliability, Lean Behaviour Based Safety Management and Process Safety Management, Ashok had rich operational, Process and project experience in multi sites both in India and Singapore.

Ashok has done enormous amount of work in the Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Excellence and Top Line Growth project in DuPont and GE.

He has trained, coached and mentored over 10,000 belts in Asia Pacific Region with a great demonstrated successes in Bottomline, Transactional & Top Line Excellence Model. Ashok was pioneer in implementing ATC-FTC model for the TLG projects.

Ashok is one of the few experts globally to implement PSM System from Grass Root Level for High Hazard Processes and Low Hazard Operations. He has developed a Prediction model using Six Sigma tools to predict the incidents based on the data gathered on the Unsafe acts, Unsafe Conditions, Near Miss Incidents, Safety and Process Incidents

Specialties: Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, DFSS, Innovation, Growth, TRIZ, PSM, Behaviour based Safety Management, SCM Excellence


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Dr. VASANTHARAJ RAJAGOPAL

Ph.D. in Avionics (AI SWARM UAV) from MITChief ScientistChief UAV PilotAI GNC Centre for Aerospace ResearchMIT. Full Profile

12 years of R&D experience with a demonstrated history in Unmanned Aerial Systems, Real field Implementation of AI Swarm algorithm, Guidance Navigation & Control and Certified UAV Systems Engineering. He has a strong education background with a M.Tech. focused in VLSI Design (Nano Electronics) (Autopilot Design) and Ph.D. in Avionics (AI SWARM UAV) from MIT.

With his passion and expertise, he is contributing to various Government and Private projects that need unique skills and superior capabilities. His research articles are published in various International Science & Engineering Publications and he also owns a patent in his name.

Dr. Vasanth’s accomplishments include the following projects:

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Photogrammetric Mapping for Flood Preparedness in the State of Tamil Nadu: 2017 – Present.
  • Design and Development of UAV system for societal application: 2016 – Present.
  • Design, Development and Formation Control of Micro Ornithopters: 2013 – 2015.
  • Design and development of ornithopter Test Rig: 2013 – 2014.
  • Design, Development and implementation of Attitude and Orbit Control for Pico Satellite: 2011 – 2013.
  • Design and Development of Remotely Piloted Air craft (RPA) for collecting aerobiological samples: 2011 – 2012. Project No: SDP-12-67.
  • Design development of “Capacity Building of Ornithopter”: 2010 – 2011.

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Dr. SHAKILA UTHRAPATHY

MBBSPG in Pediatric Intensive CareFellowship in ECMOHealthcare Simulation Expert. Full Profile

Dr. Shakila’s 35 years of Medical and healthcare experience spans across Clinical Practice, Consultation, Training, Research and Medical Simulations. She started Life Care SIM Academy in 2014 with the vision of imparting simulation-based education to health care professionals and paramedics which enhances their clinical management skills. This ultimately helps reduce the morbidity and mortality of pediatric patients.

As simulation education is becoming the norm in health care education, she has ventured with SimnxG in 2019, aiming to develop cost effective simulators to train the health care workers. Understanding the basic obstacles in health care simulation, she has decided to ideate and design low cost, hi-tech integrated simulators. Her project on Acute pediatric peritoneal dialysis virtual simulator prototype is ready to launch and she is currently working on the development of an integrated hybrid ECMO simulator.

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Mr. DAVID DUCASSES

Master’s from University of AlbanyNew York. Chapter President - VR AR AssociationAlbertaCanada Full Profile

Mr. David is an inspiring, result oriented leader with 15+ years success with diversified experience performing strategy development and execution in various roles in the public and private sectors. He is taking care of the development and execution of vision and strategy for AB Chapter VRARA.

His responsibilities include outreaching and coordinating with stakeholders from Government, Industry and Academia on policies and programs that support growth of VR/AR sectors in Alberta, Canada. He also oversees strategy for educating and connecting all those interested in participating in immersive technologies in Alberta.

Currently he is the COO of Kaleidoscope XR, a company based out of Calgary, Canada and with team members operating across North America. Kaleidoscope XR develops best-in-class custom Immersive solutions through Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence.

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