All the excitement turned into enthusiasm and encouragement as KarConnect, the real-time diagnostic platform, made its way to the Vehicle Aftermarket Service Segment in 3 of the major innovative events. Representing KarConnect at these vehicle aftermarket service segment events not only added a star on our badge but also helped us meet other creative minds.
The major events for us at the end of 2016 are reported as ‘Connected Car Platform’ in Pune, Innofest’ in Bangalore and ‘IVASS’ in Delhi. After winning the Best Startup in the ICT Category at 9th GESIA Annual Awards we were all the more motivated for the upcoming events. We also got our major pre-order at NSIT event held on 30th September and 1st October 2016. We got a fire-paced head start with these two major achievements.
Read more here: Cheers for GESIA Award and Pre-orders at NSIT
Connected Car Platform – Pune
1st December 2016, was the date where KarConnect headed straight from Ahmedabad to Pune for the ‘Connected Car Platform’ event. The event started with the keynote speech by Prabhjit Singh Didyala, Managing Director for Automotive and Industrial Equipment, Accenture. It was then followed by a panel discussion about ‘connected cars in India – the next ten years’. We got an opportunity to understand other innovative ideas during the networking break.
We understood the views of different speakers from Harman International, Siemens Industry Software, Visteon and Mathworks India. They talked about the cyber security, automobile software engineering and other topics related to connected cars platform. We then headed for the lunch break.
Post Lunch, we had a good session of a panel discussion about ‘protecting the connected car’. After the discussion, the networking break gave us an opportunity to get to know each other’s perspective on the connected cars. We also had a few speakers talk about digital continuity, semiconductors IP, connectivity for automotive and logistics industry and much more topics that highlighted IoT technology. Well-versed speakers from B&R Industrial Automation, Cadence, DHL and TATA Elxsi enlightened our minds with their industry experience. And the event ended with more networking and knowledge sharing.
Innofest – Bangalore
We registered at the venue of Innofest event in Bangalore on 8th December 2016. Mr. Mohandas Pai, Chairman of the Board, Manipal Global Education inaugurated the event. He also addressed the audience with his keynote speech.
There were 10 workshops, 12 DIY activities and 2 community projects which were really engaging. There was a 3D selfie contest that attracted the audience and was really fun. Moreover, it was an interactive event for networking with talented people across India.
Networking lunch proved to be a way to exchange thoughts and ideas with other exhibitors and innovators. Innofest ended with the discussion with the patrons Mr. Amitabh Kant CEO, NITI Aayog; Mr. Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Government of India; Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Former Chairman of Infosys and Former Chairman of UIDAI; Mrs. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon and Mr. Mohandas Pai, Chairman of the Board, Manipal Global Education. YourStory, iSPIRT and many more reative minds thoroughly appreciated KarConnect. The journey from Ahmedabad to Bangalore indeed proved to be fruitful.
IVASS – Delhi
The inauguration of the event by Anuj Guglani (Founder of World Auto Forum), Pankaj Narula, Rupinder Paintal and Tanuj Pugalia was duly notable on 10th December 2016. IVASS started with a lot of knowledge sharing by Pankaj Narula – Executive Director, After Sales Service, Maruti Suzuki India. It was followed by World Auto Forum Award Ceremony and ExxonMobil Film screening on ‘Can Profitability, Employee Satisfaction & Customer Retention go Hand in Hand’.
There were lots of innovative presenters like Sanjeev Agarwal who shared his pensive speech on connected cars platform after the coffee break. After a keynote session and Q/A with the panel members, another Film screening on ‘How Technology is changing Vehicle Service, Revenue & Customer experience and expectations’ had been held. Moreover, this was a very explanatory and learning session on automobile CRM.
KarConnect indeed found networking lunch to be an opportunity to meet like-minded people who thrive towards inventiveness. The event ended with the finals of ExxonMobil Film Screening and a vote of thanks by Anuj Guglani.
KarConnect is a real-time diagnostic & driving behavior monitoring platform. It is a connected vehicle solution to manage the whole ecosystem of your vehicles. We also aim to provide IoT solutions to the automotive industry by providing the real-time diagnosis of the vehicles. We aim to bring aftermarket part manufacturer, service centers and automobile manufacturers under one shade.
To know more about us you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Service centers, automobile aftermarket parts manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers can also register as a partner with us.