Interviews

Gary Godwin

Gary Godwin

Senior Director

KBR Technology Solutions

"Demand for transportation fuels is relatively flat, but we do have an ever-increasing demand for petrochemicals".

Gary Godwin, Senior Director, KBR Technology Solutions, talks about competition in oil and gas licensing business, new oil processing technologies, catalysts, plastic recycling projects and why KBR is a space company now.

Dan Gillis

Dan Gillis

Director

Chevron Lummus Global

"Biofuels are very important for reducing the carbon footprint of transportation fuels supplied to our customers"

Entering China’s downstream market as a licensor, approaching potential clients at oil and gas events and switching to biofuels: Dan Gillis, Director, Technology at Chevron Lummus Global gave an interview on these and other topics in a new episode of BGS Talks show. The episode was filmed in frames of the Petrochemical and Refining Congress Europe, and hosted by Kristina Sabirova, Managing Partner of BGS Group.

Rajneesh Arora

Rajneesh Arora

Vice President Robotics

Addverb Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

"Robotic grippers are gaining popularity in the manufacturing industry as they handle materials with the utmost care, reducing the chances of damage"

Mr. Rajneesh Arora obtained his graduation degree in BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programmes (BITS Pilani WILP). He started his career as a salesperson in Pennzoil India ltd. Then, he moved on to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), where he worked as an apprentice trainee. Later onwards, from heading automation projects group as AM-Plant Engineering to Vice President of Addverb Technologies, Mr. Arora overall has a stupendous +24 years of experience in Robotics Automation, Factory Automation, Process Automation, and Specialized Machine development, Project and Product sales, Business development, Consultative Sales with a strong techno-commercial background.

Albert Calvo

Mr. Albert Calvo

Fluid Handling Product Manager

CEPEX

We are constantly working on improve our manufacturing process and the effectiveness of material, design etc. of our products.

Mr. Albert Calvo obtained his University degree in Business & Administration and Advertisement & Public Relations. He obtained his Master's degree in Marketing and social media. He has been working in Fluidra Group in several positions for the past 17 years as NEEMEA region marketing manager, Cepex product manager, Cepex brand manager, Fluid handling and irrigation business manager, and Cepex marketing manager. Currently working as a Cepex marketing manager. He takes in charge of all the marketing and communication of the factory, products, sales. He has been dedicatedly working since the starting of marketing activities in Cepex and has achieved to create a well known brand with worldwide reputation into the swimming pool, irrigation and industrial markets for Fluid handling applications.

Dr. K Subramanian

Dr. K Subramanian

Executive Director

Powergear Limited

Make Powergear R&D the premier destination for innovation and research in India and abroad and also the grander vision of showcasing India itself as a global destination for R&D

Dr. K. Subramanian obtained his PhD from Cornell University in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Micro ElectroMechanical Systems or MEMS. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras. He is currently Executive Director, R&D at Powergear Ltd., MEPZ, Chennai where he works on implementing several novel technologies in Energy, Aviation, Materials, Chemicals, Mechanical, Sensors and other sectors. He previously worked at GE’s Global Research Center in New York. Subramanian has filed more than 50 patent applications in his field. He managed a large program on MEMS at GE and received two prestigious awards for his research. One of them, the Hull Award, is presented to early-career researchers at GE Global Research. The other award, the Whitney technical achievement award is for a project that is viewed as a potential market game changer. Subramanian is a Six Sigma Black Belt. He has made significant contributions to multiple unique projects and has authored numerous publications and technical reports. The current contract R&D initiative at Powergear aims to showcase India’s innovative talents to the world.

Mr. Kenny Chua

Mr. Kenny Chua

Marketing Manager

HollySys Automation Technologies

IoT is usually about collecting/safeguarding data, and Artificial Intelligence will be taking out these essential data through self-learning to present intelligent insights for the end-users

Unafraid to challenge the norm. B2B marketer with 12 years of experience in overseeing regional inbound/outbound marketing portfolio. Possesses a strong buyer persona approach towards building successful campaigns.

SMS Tork Elif Kaya

Ms. Elif Kaya

Marketing Specialist

SMS Tork

Technology is surprisingly evolving every day, and companies have to keep up with the pace to stay fast and agile

Ms.Elif Kaya has a management bachelor’s degree from Sabanci University and a marketing communication postgraduate degree. She is now working on her family business for 4 years in the marketing department. Her specialty is mainly in digital marketing.

Jesus de la Maza

Jesus de la Maza

President

Innovalia Group

Innovalia Metrology provides online measurement solutions and decision support based on advanced quality control parameters, big data analysis techniques, and advanced computing solutions

Mr. Jesus de La Maza is a successful businessman, who has created and consolidated more than a dozen technological SMEs in the national and international markets, during his more than 40 years of experience. He currently chairs the Innovalia business group, a business alliance formed by 9 organizations based on specialized collaboration focused on innovation. He is an Industrial Engineer and MBA. He is an expert for the European Commission for more than 20 years in technological areas.