Bert Labs has appointed Dr. Manoj T. Kandakure as Principal Architect – Bert Optimus First Principles Modelling.
At Bert Labs, Dr. Kandakure will be responsible for Bert Platform Solution First Principles Modelling as part of Digital Twins creation. He will build Physics, Chemistry and Biology based 1-D Process Models and 3-D CFD Models, at System & Sub-system level to be integrated with Data-driven models at different touch points as part of building hybrid Models for creation of Bert Optimus Digital Twins of different manufacturing process lines, process and utility equipment. And these Digital Twins to be used as Environment Models for further Reinforcement Learning training for optimization of energy consumption, production, quality and supply chain.
“I warmly welcome Manoj as a fellow Bert to lead Bert Optimus First Principles Modelling team towards solving very complex problems through Bert Platform Solution Research, Innovation & Development. He will create exponential value for our clients in their respective business by helping them achieve their strategic goals towards sustainability, and capital efficiency. In the process build Bert Labs into one of the most admired global institutions with focus on research & innovation. While reinforcing organization domain expertise for Fortune 500 companies operating in industries like Cement, Chemical, Pharma and FMCG to build Bert Platform Solution for these domains in line with company’s vision to achieve $1Billion revenues by 2025-26.” said, Rohit Kochar, Founder, Executive Chairman & CEO, Bert Labs.
“Innovation is transforming the world and I am privileged to be at the forefront, share my experience and knowledge and create something exceptional for better energy management to steer the technology of tomorrow for improved results on Energy Efficiency Improvement, Production Efficiency, and Quality Improvement. As a Principal Architect for Bert Optimus (Artificial Intelligence and Digital Twin) Platform, my previous experience and training in Technology Leadership in Development and Implementation of Process Digitalization Tools across several industry verticals including Carbon Black, Pulp & Fibre, Chemicals, and Cement will help me in connecting with clients to improve Product Quality, Throughput, Process and Energy Efficiencies will help me to connect with clients, understand their pain-points, work on their energy optimisation and bring in savings, energy efficiency and process efficiency and zero carbon. I look forward to doing some great work together with the Bert Team.” said Dr. Kandakure.
Dr. Kandakure brings with him an extensive experience of around two decades in various roles in the IT industry. Before joining Bert Labs he was with Aditya Birla Science & Technology Co. Pvt. Ltd. (ABSTCPL) and with L&T. He has worked on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Discrete Element Modelling (DEM), Population Balance Modelling (PBM), Process Modelling and Optimization, Data Analytics, AI/ML, Digitalization, Multiphase flows, Spray and Atomization, Combustion and Reactive systems, and Viscoelastic flow.