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Indian Aerospace & Defence to fly high with Project Management

India Infoline | Jul 24, 2014

PMI & SAEINDIA have jointly funded and sponsored research projects at various universities and technical institutes.

Project Management Institute (PMI), world's largest membership association for the project management profession and Society for Automotive Engineers India (SAEINDIA) came together to build robustness in the Indian Aerospace Industry with the help of project management.

The conference themed 'Propel high with Project Management' saw Padma Bhushan Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Former Secretary - Defence (R&D), Ministry of Defence, SA to RM & Director General, DRDO as the Chief Guest. Industry stalwart Dr. Bala K Bharadvaj, Leader of Engineering & Technology from Boeing India was one of the Key note speakers. He spoke on the opportunities in Indian Aerospace & Defence and the role of project management. The participants also got an opportunity to listen to Padma Bhushan Dr. BN Suresh, Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor at ISRO HQ. Dr. Suresh spoke about the importance of project management for aerospace.

The conference was well attended by senior industry experts from a wide range of organizations and companies such as ADA, Aequs, Ansys, Boeing, CEMILAC, Defiance, DRDO, Eaton Technologies, EDS Technologies, GE Aviation, HCL, HAL, Honeywell, Infosys Aerospace, ISRO,KPMG, L&T, MOOG, NAL, Safran Engineering Services, Sattva AASPL, TAML, TCS Aerospace, Tech Mahindra, UTC Aerospace and Wipro Aerospace.

In 2011, PMI India and SAEINDIA had signed an MoU to utilize their complementary capabilities for advocating, promoting and the institutionalization of the profession of project management, across organizations within the mobility sector. Over the years PMI & SAEINDIA have jointly funded and sponsored research projects at various universities and technical institutes.

Bala Bharadvaj - Leader of Engineering & Technology from Boeing India said, "India is shaping up to be one of the important regions for growth in air travel due to growth of the economy, and increasing personal incomes. This, combined with significant investment in the defence sector translates into a great opportunity for the Indian industry to become an important player in the global aerospace market."

Raj Kalady - Managing Director PMI India said, "The Indian aerospace industry stands uniquely poised on the threshold of catapulting itself into the global arena. The Union Budget FY 2014-15 also had the Finance Minister speak about an increase in defence budget. To drive this growth we need experienced and effective project managers who can manage cost, schedule and quality issues."

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