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Program Manager, Industrial

Karthik Sundaram

Meet the Analyst

Karthik Sundaram manages Frost & Sullivan’s research portfolio on Industrial Internet of Things. His work involves creating compelling research insights on myriad themes within Industrial IoT and supporting industrial clients with clarity on how they could capitalize on the emerging digital opportunity.

Karthik’s field of play within the organization is multi-fold, with mandates on growing Frost & Sullivan’s Industrial IoT business portfolio across regular research, specialized consulting, and team building. Digitalization in Manufacturing has expanded Karthik’s scope of work, giving him the opportunity to work with some of the leading names in the industrial automation world, ICT firms and Investment Arms.

He holds Bachelor of Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India.

Principal Consultant

Monica Miches

Industry Director, Industrial

Muthuram Ramaswamy

Meet the Analyst

Muthuram “Ram” Ramaswamy is an industry expert with 10+ years of operations management and strategy consulting experience. He is passionate about creating growth opportunities for clients and tracks horizontal markets such as Digital Industrial Platforms, Industrial IoT, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Drones, Services 2.0 and Ecosystem Partnerships. Ram successfully worked on multiple client projects across diverse end-markets like Industrials, including Process, Hybrids, Discrete and Utilities. He specializes in consulting project delivery and growth strategy hacking. He has executed several consulting projects with Fortune 10 and 500 clients.

Ram graduated with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Chennai.

Top Mentions:

Manufacturing Automation – Post-recession industries set to invest in MES
IoT Business News – Explosion in Connected Devices to Spur M2M Software and Services Market, finds Frost & Sullivan
IoT Evolution – North American M2M Market to Soar over Next 5 Years

Research Manager, Industrial

Aravind Seshagiri

Meet the Analyst

With over 10 years of experience in the semiconductor and wireless industry, Aravind Seshagiri has gained strong expertise in business and product strategy, positioning, consulting and market analysis.

He authored multiple studies for the semiconductor industry and performed and managed consulting projects for companies of all sizes. Some of the syndicated studies cover the world market for Dual and Multicore Technologies, Mixed Signal System-on-chip (MxSoC) for Passenger Cars, Embedded Software in Passenger Cars, Wi-Fi and WiMax. Aravind also worked on several research projects and strategic consulting assignments for companies in the Semiconductors market.

He graduated with a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville. Additionally, he completed the Executive Program in Business Management at Indian Institute of Management, Kolkatta.

Articles and Published Research:

TechObserver – Worldwide embedded instrumentation market to reach $110.3 million by 2023

Principal Consultant

Konkana Khaund

Research Manager

Melvin Leong

Senior Consultant & Program Manager

Prem Shanmugam

Meet the Analyst

Prem Shanmugam is an industry expert with more than 9 years of experience in the Test and Measurement sector. He currently serves as Mechanical Test Program Manager and Industry Consultant at Frost & Sullivan in Toronto. He is responsible for the management of global market intelligence studies and strategic consulting projects, assisting global and regional test and measurement vendors and value chain participants.

His experience encompasses consulting projects related to market size and go-to-market strategies in terms of Nondestructive Testing, Dimensional Metrology, Condition Monitoring and Material Testing sectors. Prem focuses on the Digital Transformation and IIoT impact on the Test & Measurement industry. Prior to this role, Prem worked for National Instruments in Technical Consultation and Sales Management.

Prem holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from PSG College of Technology, India, and an MBA from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Top Mentions:

PR Newswire – The Emergence of 5G and Industry 4.0 to Ignite the Global Test and Measurement Market
Communication Today – IoT to Drive the Market

Articles:

Frost & Sullivan – Rapidly Evolving Technology Environment Will Redefine Business Models in the Test & Measurement Industry by 2025
Frost & Sullivan – Rise of Machine Learning will Drive the Sensorization of the World
Frost & Sullivan – 3D Printing—A Disruptive Technology Electronics Manufacturers Need to Master

Energy & Environment | Principal Consultant, Global Program Leader for Grid Power

Farah Saed

Farah is an industry expert with nearly 20 years of consulting, project management and fulfillment expertise focused on power and energy equipment and services. Saeed currently serves as Global Program Leader for Grid Power, as well as an Energy & Environment Principal Consultant at Frost & Sullivan.

In her current role, Saeed works closely with OEMs to validate market opportunities and assess risks, providing a deep understanding of business issues facing mature as well as emerging energy markets and technologies. She also specializes in forecasting models and customer survey designs centered on regional and geographic trends, while keeping a pulse on disruptive trends and technologies that are influencing the competitive environment.

Saeed’s industry expertise includes extensive experience in high growth and emerging power and energy devices, such as: Transmission and Distribution Equipment. This includes  IT/OT, power distribution equipment, demand side management, home automation, smart meters, related network infrastructure, and distributed generation.

Highlights:

Global Research Director and Head of Best Practices, Industrial

Gautham Gnanajothi

Senior Vice President Research

Ravi Krishnaswamy

Research Director

Lucrecia Gomez

Lucrecia’s extensive professional knowledge in the power and energy sector focuses on traditional and alternative energy markets, including:

  • Renewables
  • Fuel cells
  • Generator sets and other distributed generation solutions
  • Oil & Gas (upstream, midstream and downstream)

With previous related work at Schneider Electric and just over 10 years of power and energy consulting experience, Lucrecia’s knowledge of market entry and expansion strategies, process mapping and analysis among other things make her a valuable member of Frost & Sullivan’s Energy & Environment team.

Highlights:

Renewable Energy Focus – Argentina: The new frontier
Frost & Sullivan Analysis North American Generator Set Market, Forecast to 2021
Frost & Sullivan Analysis Chinese Generator Set Market, Forecast to 2021

Senior Industry Analyst, LAT AM Homes & Buildings

María Benintende

Based in Sao Paulo, María is Frost & Sullivan’s Latin America Energy specialist. Her extensive knowledge and experience across a wide range of energy & environment sectors allows her to contribute to research and consulting assignments related to generation, transmission and distribution markets, renewables, biofuels and oil & gas, critical power and building technologies, among others. Her deep industry and regional knowledge has aided many consulting projects for leading companies in oil & gas, power and the building technologies space.

María has a Master’s degree in Energy Regulation, Economics and Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Highlights:

  • Quoted in Intelligent Utility
  • Frost & Sullivan Analysis – 2016 Latin America Energy & Environment Industry Assessment
Research Manager & Growth Consultant, Energy Storage

Vishal Sapru

Vishal is a seasoned professional with over 17 years of experience in strategy, competitive/market intelligence, market research and consulting. This experience has provided him the ability to cover a broad range of sectors with a specific focus on power systems. Vishal’s market expertise include:

  • Power quality
  • Power supplies
  • Backup power
  • Batteries
  • Alternative and renewable energy

Highlights:

Consulting Director, Energy

Chirag Rathi

As Consulting Director, Chirag places his focus on identifying organizations’ business dimensions. A decade of cross functional experience in business consulting, market research and R&D provides him with the tools to assist Fortune 500 as well as start-up companies in the energy, automation and electronics industries with growth strategies.

Highlights

Vice President, Oil & Gas

Ethan Smith

Senior Industry Analyst, Water & Environment

Seth Cutler

An industry analyst with just under 10 years of experience, Seth leads Frost & Sullivan’s North American Environment & Water research and consulting team. Through his role he has developed a depth of knowledge, working with major water equipment solutions providers in North America and Europe. His involvement within the industry has provided him with a particular focus on smart water and emerging technologies with in the water and environment industries.

Prior to his time with Frost & Sullivan, Seth held positions with the London East Research Institute and Regeneris Consulting. He has obtained a MA  in Geography from University of St. Andrews and a MA in Cities, Culture & Social Change, Geography from King’s College London.

Highlights:

Industry Analyst, Environment & Energy

Paulina Blaszczyk

Industry Manager, Industrial

Anand Mugundhu Gnanamoorthy

Meet the Analyst

Anand MG is an Industry Manager with a decade of experience in manufacturing, business strategy, and technology, with an innate understanding of the manufacturing landscape.

He is focused on driving strategic industry innovation and capitalizing on growth opportunities from industry convergence. Anand has worked with CEOs and their growth teams, partners and channels to help synthesize digital transformation roadmaps, new market opportunities, and transformative growth strategies. Anand is passionate about technology and focuses on Industrial IoT, Big Data and Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, 3D Printing, Simulation Services 2.0 and Digital Transformations.

Anand holds a Bachelor’s in Production Engineering from Govt College of Tech, Coimbatore, India, as well as an MBA from BIM, Trichy, India, and is a Certified Supply Chain Professional from APICS, USA.

Articles:

Power Engineering International – Pumps poised to shift up a gear to meet efficiency demands
Pumps & Systems – Pumps in Global Power Generation
Upstream Pumping – Pumps Solve Water Challenges in Shale Gas Production

Program Manager - Industrial

Sujan Sami

Meet the Analyst

With more than 13 years of experience in research and consulting in Frost & Sullivan’s Measurement and Instrumentation sector, Sujan Sami offers extensive knowledge on Mergers and Acquisitions, Growth Diagnostics, Geographic Expansion, End-user Analysis, Competitive Benchmarking and Market Sizing.

Sujan’s experience spans a broad range of industry sectors, with a particular focus on areas such as Electronic Test & Measurement and Analytical Instrumentation. His in-depth expertise in the instrumentation market is a result of several years of working closely with large global Tier 1 company such Agilent, Keysight, Thermo, Shimadzu, Viavi, EXFO, Spirent and Ixia to name a few.

Sujan holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, USA, and PGDBA (Marketing) from SCDL, India.

Top Mentions:

Business Wire: Private Enterprises to Significantly Aid the Growth of the LAN/WAN Test Equipment Market

PR Newswire: Ixia Is Recognized by Frost & Sullivan as a Leader in the Network Packet Broker Market

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