While vehicle electrification opens a new world of opportunities, it also creates new challenges for automotive manufacturers. Effective development of electric vehicles that incorporate heavy battery packs requires implementing efficient engineering processes for lightweighting. To exceed customer expectations, engineers must balance safe, emission-friendly, light-weighting designs with other vehicle performances, such as aerodynamics and energy management. With Siemens Vehicle Electrification solutions, traditional OEMs and flexible startups can improve their vehicle engineering processes to compete in a new electrified market.
Join us with Nand Kochhar, VP of Automotive and Transportation, and Piyush Karkare, Global Director of Automotive Industry Solutions, to discuss leveraging a digital twin for light-weighting, cabin comfort, and attribute balancing for efficient electric vehicles.
Vice President of Automotive & Transportation
Mr. Kochhar has more than 30 years of industry experience, having worked previously at Ford Motor Company, where he held several management positions, including global safety systems chief, chief engineer, vehicle engineering, and CAE.
Nand has applied his engineering knowledge in enterprise transformation roles made possible by deploying CAD/CAM/CAE and PLM technology. He is also very active in professional organizations, including the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Global Director – Automotive Industry Solutions
Piyush Karkare has over a 29-year career improving product development & engineering processes in the mechanical, electrical, and in-vehicle software domains. His specialties include integrating techniques, methods, and tools and mentoring product development teams, determining product strategy, and facilitating innovation.
VP Strategic Automotive Initiatives
Ed's responsibilities include strategic planning and business development in areas of design of autonomous/connected vehicles, motorsports, lightweight automotive structures and interiors.He is also responsible for transportation and automotive thought leadership which includes hosting the Future Car Podcast and development of cross divisional projects.
Previously he was a founding member of VISTAGY that developed light-weight structure and automotive interior design software acquired by Siemens in 2011, he previously directed the Automation and Design Technology Group at MIT Draper Laboratory. Ed holds an M.S. inmechanical engineering from MIT, B.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue, and MBA from