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India is the world's third-largest end-market country for display products, and the fastest-growing major economy, but has no flat panel display industry.  This presentation will review the market potential in India and describe the opportunity for flat panel display manufacturers both in the domestic market in India and in export markets.


Tuesday, May 14th

Time:  11:00 AM

Moderator:  Bob O’Brien

Shri S. Krishnan
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India

S. Krishnan is posted as Secretary in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India since 11th September, 2023. He has earlier served as Additional Chief Secretary, Industries, Investment Promotion & Commerce Department, Government of Tamilnadu during March, 2020 to August, 2023. Of the 1989 batch of the Indian Administrative Service, he has also been Additional Chief Secretary in the Finance Department and Principal Secretary in the Housing and Urban Development and in the Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Departments. He was the founder CEO of the Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Development Board. He has also served as the Chairman of the Fifth Tamil Nadu State Finance Commission. He served as the Senior Advisor in the Office of the Executive Director for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan in the International Monetary Fund (Washington DC) and represented the Government of India in the G20 Expert Groups on International Financial Architecture and Global Financial Safety Nets. In the Government of India, he has been Deputy Director in the LBSNAA (Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration) for 4 years from 2000 to 2004 and Private Secretary to the Union Finance Minister. He was District Collector of Virudhunagar District where he calmed a volatile situation and ensured implementation of development programmes in a 3 years tenure. He was also Deputy Secretary (Budget) in Finance Department for 4 years.<.p>

Harit Doshi
Omniply Technologies Inc.

Harit Doshi has over 20 years of entrepreneurial, general management, product development, and R&D experience in the Displays and Electronics Industries. He is currently CEO at Omniply Technologies, working on sticker electronics and flexible OLED displays. He previously served as Senior Vice President at AerNos, a semiconductor sensor company. Prior to that he was General Manager for E Ink’s Digital Signage Business Unit that he quadrupled in size within 2 years; Doshi has had various R&D positions at E Ink and Corning Inc., in advancing next-generation display materials. At E Ink he played an instrumental role in developing and launching the world’s first electrophoretic eReader display to the marketplace, that enabled the company to reach $1b+ in revenue. Harit Doshi has been deeply involved with SID; he was I-Zone chair during 2016-2020, during which time the I-Zone doubled in size and became one of the highlights for Display Week. He became Display Week exhibition chair in 2020 during uncertain times, to spearhead the transition to a virtual exhibition. In 2021 he served as Convention’s Chair and helped DW21 break even despite 70% drop in revenues. He has been a member of SID’s New England chapter for the past 20 years. Doshi received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Pune University, India and a M.S. in Materials Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.

Bob O'Brien

Rajesh Sharma
Executive Director & Principal Advisor

Mr. Rajesh Sharma EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL ADVISOR INDIA CELLULAR & ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION (ICEA) Mr. Rajesh Sharma is a Telecom engineer from Nagpur University with over 25 years of rich experience in the field of Policy advocacy, Industry research, Government Relations, Strategic Planning and business development. In the initial years of his career, Mr. Sharma has handled various responsibilities with respect to product distribution management, Business Development, supply chain management, channel partner coordination etc. He has worked as Director- South Asia at Bird International Ltd., Head–Operations at Agrani Convergence Ltd. and Crompton Greaves along with various other reputed organisations. Mr. Sharma has also contributed to the consulting world and have helped in executing the bigger projects with strategic importance. Presently, he is working as Executive Director & Principal Advisor at India Cellular & Electronics Association (ICEA). ICEA is the apex Industry body representing Mobile Phones & entire Electronics value chain eco-system in India. ICEA was established in the year 2002 to promote the growth of the Mobile and Electronic Industry, fight grey market growth of the industry, increase healthy competition, to help create a legal and ethical market and regulatory environment and to take the benefits of mobile connectivity to the masses of the country. ICEA is the voice of the Electronics and Mobile handset Industry leading the initiative in building USD 300 billion Electronic Industry in India by 2025-26 Mr. Sharma’s core strengths are effectively managing cross functional teams, managing Strategy and regulatory environments and developing business specifically for Electronics and Mobile Industry.

Raminder Soin
Resolute Electronics

A passion for innovation, a penchant for serving people, and a firm belief that nothing is impossible - these are the attributes that form the foundation on which Mr. Raminder Singh Soin’s approach to business, and life, has been built.
The Founder, Managing Director, and Chairman of the Resolute™ Group of Companies, a flagship brand of Skyquad Electronics & Appliances Pvt Ltd., his entrepreneurial journey began in 1998 when he founded Ramnish Electronics.
His commitment to growth and progress led to the establishment of the Resolute Group of Companies in 2016 - a conglomerate of seven companies - Rocksalt Interactive, Skyquad Electronics & Appliances, Resolute B2B, Resolute Star, Resolute 4 IP, Radiant Appliances & Electronics and Resojet Private Limited - providing services in Electronics Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Plastic Molding and Packaging, System Integration, Digital Marketing, Sales Enablement, Animation, Gaming and Intellectual Property Right Services. The group offers end-to-end supply chain solutions and diversified services.
The emergence of Radiant Appliances as one of the largest manufacturers of televisions in India in just a span of 2.5 years is a testament to his exceptional leadership skills, and his talent for always staying savvy with emerging business trends.
The recipient of the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award in 2005, Raminder is fully committed to making Resolute™ the Make-In-India Champions 20:20, in the EMS Industry, Raminder truly personifies the company’s vision to lead the domains of business and technology by being the most preferred partners of choice globally. He envisions an optimistic future for India, with an ever-decreasing digital divide, more opportunities for start-ups, manufacturing, and employment.

Josh Foulger
President, Electronics

Josh is a seasoned leader in the electronics industry, with a 30-year career spanning manufacturing, supply chains, and robotics. His professional journey began in Texas, USA, and led to global opportunities with renowned companies like Nokia and Foxconn, where he dealt with diverse customers, large-scale operations, and complex global supply chains. In particular, he is a leading voice for active participation of women in manufacturing.A hands-on leader with experience across boardrooms and factory floors, he has successfully built and managed large, diverse teams in both unionised and non-unionized environments across the US, Vietnam, and India. He firmly believes that a clear vision, mission, and strategy, coupled with unwavering people-centric execution, are the key ingredients for lasting impact.He is currently President, Electronics, Zetwerk Manufacturing – a global manufacturing and engineering services company.


Gopal Agrawal
Anupam Rasayan India Ltd.

Gopal Agrawal, CEO of Anupam Rasayan India Ltd, a specialty chemicals company with market capitalisation of over $ 1 bn, is serving global MNCs customers across Europe, USA and Japan. Gopal is responsible for overall functioning of the company with a special focus on devising and executing the next phase of growth, new global customer acquisitions and expansion strategies for the company. Gopal Agrawal is a professionally qualified Chartered Accountant, with an overall 25 years plus years of multifaceted experience across industries both domestically and as well as globally. Given his domain expertise and past experience, Gopal has been a visible name and face with Indian media across print, television, online and has anchored various knowledge sharing platforms. Prior to joining Anupam, Gopal was Managing Director and Head of the Investment Banking business at Edelweiss and spearheaded over 200+ transactions across sectors and geographies globally including Japan, Europe, UK and US involving Private Equity raise and M & A of several billion US $ with domestic and international clients. . In his initial days, Gopal also worked on the consulting side which clients like Unilever, Pfizer, BASF and Raymond group.

Ujval Vaishnav
President Business Development
Anupam Rasayan India Limited

Ujval Vaishnav, PhD, MBA, President Business Development, Anupam Rasayan India Limited. Global Business Development Role for Specialty Chemicals for Electronic/Semicon and Aerospace. Evolving a new-business line for fluoro and non fluoro-materials in Display, Aerospace and EV batteries. Passionate about wonderful materials developed by human ingenuity. Managing global-cross cultural teams and across organizational heirarchies, on specialty chemicals for advanced applications.

Madhav Pulipati, Doctorate
Photonics Valley Corporation

A passionate promoter of alternative computing technologies in the backdrop of 'Beyond Moore' scenario. As a thought leader, presenlty cultivating an ecosystem for evolving projects in the space of Photonics, Compound Semiconductors and Quantum paradims. Some of the projects include Micro LED Fab, Compound Semiconductor foundries and ATMP units. Complements such units with a platform of design startups and Innovation/Halfway houses. Mobilises global, technology,industry, academic, government and capital connects to the conatituents of the ecosystem. Particiates in the policy making activity in India and helps in formulating agreememts with other country ecosystems as it is important to facilitate complementarity rather than competition among the explorers of emerging technologies. At the moment, in the pursuit of global partners for fomenting projects in Dispaly techmology. Offers guidance and advise to the global display technology comapnies in manoevring Indian discource as India offers the best of the plausible promotional regimes apart from huge market opportunities.

Ravi Katare 
Director, Special Projects
Corning Inc