Kai is the CEO of KioTek Digi Networks – a fast growing technology company in the IIOT industry in USA and India. Kai has about 33 years of proven experience in PLC, HMI, Servo, vision and industrial networks based manufacturing automation systems. His experience extends over an entire gamut of the design, engineering, marketing, system integration, commissioning, configuration, maintenance, trouble shooting and technology upgrade of process controls and automation systems. He has extensive experience across various industries that include pharmaceuticals, chemicals, pulp & paper, sugar, tea, automobile, health care, personal care, food and beverage.
He invented a vision based online cocked cap detection & rejection system and implemented a proto type in one of the Coca Cola plants. This concept is being replicated in most of the Coca Cola plants throughout USA and Canada. He implemented remote diagnostics systems in a Coca Cola plant that has helped to maintain, and trouble shoot automation systems from anywhere in the world using an internet browser. Also, he implemented innovative cloud computing concepts that helped the plant to reduce downtime of production lines due to automation related breakdowns. In the past, he had presented a paper on ‘Remote diagnostics of industrial controls system’ in the Automation World conference at Chicago, USA that attracted wide media coverage. He had presented a paper on cloud computing concepts in Melbourne, Australia. He coined the term ‘cloutomation’ for the first time during his presentation of application of cloud technologies in industrial automation in the Automation World conference in Chicago. He has traveled widely on business in USA, Germany, Netherlands and India. He has a bachelor degree in Instrumentation and controls from the highly reputed Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, India and an MBA as well. He was awarded certificates in leadership and business communication from Opus school of business, St Thomas University, USA and University of Minnesota, USA.
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