Kailash Samdani joined R2E in 2017 with more than 26 years of experience providing advanced solutions to the oil & gas and chemicals industries. Focusing on plant automation and business optimization, he has worked as Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) consultant, solution architect and techno-functional lead in a number of client engagements. He has worked with leading system integrators including Accenture and Infosys, as well as with key product vendors including Schneider, AspenTech and Honeywell. Kailash has acquired significant understanding of business processes and application of IT in the manufacturing automation space. He has helped design service-oriented architecture-based MOM solutions for clients in the oil & gas and petrochemicals sectors, and he has published papers in leading industry magazines. Kailash holds a B.E. (Hons) Chemical degree from BITS Pilani (India) University, and he lives in Bangalore with his family.