Head - Infotronics Technology & Advance Electronics,
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
Sirish Batchu has 24years of experience in the industry and is currently the Head of Infotronics Technology and Advance Electronics at Mahindra Research Valley, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. for the Automotive and Farm Sectors since July 2013. He is responsible for the development & exploration of relevant technologies in advance of vehicle programs which helps in reducing time to market and launch reliable products for M&M. He has made key contributions in the Technology Strategy the Automotive and Farm Sectors, and is a Technology evangelist across group divisions. Recognized as a “Digital Transformational Leader” by CeBIT India, Sirish is acknowledged in the Industry for his thought leadership in the Connected Vehicles Solutions & IoT applications. He is actively involved as a distinguished speaker in various national and international forums/conferences. He is an active evangelist in the industry for mass application of Technology solutions for solving real-life problems. Sirish has been responsible for the creation of Mahindra “DiGiSENSE” – a unified Connected Vehicles Platform for the entire Mobility Sector across the Group companies at Mahindra & Mahindra (Automotive, Farm & Commercial Vehicles). This was launched to market in Aug-2016 and is offered across various vehicle platforms in the Mahindra portfolio. He is also responsible for the Advanced Electronics solutions that include ADAS, NextGen Vehicle E/E Architectures, Cyber Security and mentoring various emerging Technology Projects. He actively engages with the startups & academia in the exploration of possible new ideas/concepts that can be brought to the automotive domain. He has been instrumental in defining the framework for the $1Mio Mahindra Rise Prize – Driverless Car Challenge launched in India in 2014 and is a Jury member for the Autonomous Car competition and mentoring the selected teams. He also been the leader of the focus group for the Connected Vehicles under the Auto-SIG of NASSCOM and a member of the CII national committee on Transportation, Connectivity & Mobility and National Workgroup for M2M regulations. Prior to joining M&M, Sirish was the Head of Engineering for Bosch Car Multimedia at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd., responsible for the Strategy, Business Development and Engineering Operations of the Bosch Car Multimedia business unit in India and managing the Engineering Services for the International Operations for the Infotainment, Navigation, Telematics, Instrument Clusters & Connected Vehicles solutions. He was associated with Bosch for 17 years both in India and abroad (Europe and USA) in various capacities and leadership positions. During his tenure at Bosch, he has worked in various domains which include Automotive Infotainment and Navigation systems, Body Electronics, Safety Electronics, and Building Security Systems & Home Automation. Before joining Bosch, he has worked with Indian Space Research Organization, Ahmedabad for 3 years, on Satellite Image Processing and Remote Sensing Applications. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from SGSITS, Devi Ahilya University, Indore (1992), and has done Executive General Management Programme (EGMP) from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, (2012).