Log in

Login to your account

Username *
Password *
Remember Me

An Affiliate of OATUG

Events Calendar

2018 OTM User Conference India
From Thursday, September 06, 2018
To Friday, September 07, 2018

Srujan Technologies Accelalpha KPIT HERE Tech Mahindra ITOrizon


2018 OTM Conference India


Derek Gittoes
VP Logistics Strategy, Oracle

Chris Peckham
Sr Principal Product Strategy Manager, Oracle

Ashok Kalidindi
Director Logistics Development, Oracle

Sailaja Callore
Senior Manager, Oracle

Paritosh Mangrulkar
OTM Project Manager & Architect, GE Appliances

Prashant Jain
Business Application Analyst, Western Digital

Shivendra Pratap
Lead Technical Support, HERE Technology

Athmanathan Gnanavel
Deputy Manager Contract Logistics, Kuehne+Nagel

Sagar Daipule
Deputy Manager Contract Logistics, Kuehne+Nagel

Lokanadha Chari
Principal Solution Architect, Tech Mahindra

Sakshi Kachru
Delivery Manager, Unilever

Suhel MD
Sr IT Manager, Unilever

Jyothi Venkatesh
Product Support Manager, Oracle

Krishna Mohan Raghuram
Sr Principal Support Engineer, Oracle

Ashlesh Garate
Practice Manager, Accelalpha

Nikhil Gupta
Principal Consultant, Inspirage

Agenda Registration Sponsors Call for Papers Venue


SIG India 2018 Highlights VideoThe OTM SIG Board proudly organised the first OTM User Conference in India on September 6-7, 2018. Key representatives from OTM Strategy and Development attended this conference, and various partners in OTM’s ecosystem have sponsored. This conference is an addition to the yearly OTM User Conferences in Philadelpha, Amsterdam and Singapore.

The event is designed to bring together users and potential users of the OTM software to share knowledge, ideas and experiences. With an attendance of more than 100 people, this event was be the perfect place to find answers to your questions, meet with Oracle representatives and collaborate on ideas for future upgrades.

Companies that have attend are: Apollo Tyres, Asian Paints, Aurobindo, GE Appliances, GE Digital, Jindal Polyfilms, Kuehne + Nagel, Mahindra Logistics, Mondelez India Foods, Reckitt Benckiser, Schlumberger, Schneider Electric, Transworld Group, Unilever, Western Digital, Accelalpha, Flo Group, HERE Technologies, Infinite, Inspirage, ITOrizon, Karpagam College of Engineering, KPIT, Oracle, Srujan Technologies, Tech Mahindra and Wipro.

Click here for all photos on Flickr



Click on the  and  icons below to download the presentations and watch the video.
All conference presentations and videos are also available on otmfaq.otmsig.com


8:00AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
Please register at the OTM SIG Conference desk, where you may be asked to show your registration confirmation email. A networking breakfast is available in the Galaxy Dining Hall.

9:10AM Conference Opening by OTM SIG Board
Official opening of the inaugural OTM SIG Conference in India.

9:20AM Sponsor Presentation by Srujan Technologies
SRUJAN Technologies is established and managed by key Oracle Transport Management (OTM) technical & functional consultants who have been involved in OTM implementations since G-Log / Oracle days. Subsequently the knowledge base and services of SRUJAN's team have been improved so as to go hand in hand with trending industry needs.
Website: http://www.srujantechnologies.com

9:25AM OTM Product Strategy Update by Derek Gittoes (Oracle)
Abstract: The best Transportation and Global Trade Cloud solution continues to innovate and improve! Join this session to learn about current business drivers, see the current and future go-to-market strategy, and get a sneak peek at the roadmap. Come learn about advances to existing capabilities and expansion to new areas such as Trade Agreements and Logistics Network Modeling. Learn how disruptive technologies like IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Chatbots and Blockchain are being incorporated to help you manage your global supply chain efficiently and keep on top of regulatory needs.
Profile: Derek Gittoes is vice president for supply chain management product strategy and leads the team responsible for Oracle’s portfolio of cloud products for logistics and order management. He is responsible for defining the go-to-market strategy and product road map for Oracle's solutions in transportation management, inventory management, warehouse management, global trade management, and order management. Mr. Gittoes has 25 years of experience in supply chain software. Prior to joining Oracle in 2003, he was vice president of product solutions at G-Log, where he was responsible for product marketing. Mr. Gittoes was also a founder and managing director of Transport Dynamics, a company that specialized in the development of optimization software for transportation companies. Mr. Gittoes holds an MS in engineering from Princeton University and a BS in industrial engineering from the University of Manitoba.

10:25AM Sponsor Presentation by Accelalpha
Accelalpha is a premier Business and IT consulting firm providing services to medium and large companies across a breadth of industries including Retail, Hi-Tech, Aerospace & Defense. The company focuses on providing end-to-end enterprise solution implementation services.
Website: http://www.accelalpha.com

10:30AM Mid Morning Networking Break
Enjoy your networking break with tea or coffee in the Exhibition area

10:55AM Reverse Logistics by Athmanathan Granavel & Sagar Daipule (Kuehne+Nagel)
Abstract: Kuehne+Nagel India Reverse Logistics has not been a mature segment to provide it to the customer. Since Kuehne+Nagel is an asset free organization we trend to depend on third party vendors for the visibility of reverse logistics. Though they provide the alternatives but they are high in cost and low in actual visibility. So Kuehne+Nagel India has come up with a complete work package for Reverse Logistics providing End-End Visibility to the customer with Optimal Vehicle Utilization at a reasonable price using OTM Reverse Logistics Parameter.
Profile Sagar: Sagar has 7+ years of experience in IT industry and implementing solutions using OTM (Oracle Transportation Management. Implementation and support project support experience and worked on customizations of out of box features in OTM.
Profile Athmanathan: Athmanathan.G has total 8+ years of experience in Logistics Industry - Warehousing & Distribution with multiple implementations using OTM (Building Custom Solutions) and Tableau (Custom Reports & Big Data Analysis).

11:40AM Sponsor Presentation by KPIT
KPIT Technologies Ltd. (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), is a global technology company providing IT Consulting and Product Engineering solutions and services to Automotive and Transportation, Consumer and Industrial Goods, Energy and Resources, Utilities, High Tech, and Life Sciences companies. We create smart, safe and sustainable technologies and solutions to enable a better world that is more connected, intelligent, cleaner and greener.
Website: http://www.kpit.com

11:45AM Sponsor Presentation by HERE Technologies
HERE Technologies, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to delivering drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, including our new generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit http://360.here.com.
Website: http://www.here.com

11:50AM HERE Platform for OTM by Shivendra Pratap (HERE)
Abstract: HERE is the only supplier of current, off-the-shelf global content that provides geographic data conforming to Oracle standards for geocoding, mapping and routing. It uses Oracle Spatial & Graph for managing and processing the HERE Map data. HERE Location Services come preconfigured and pre-integrated into Oracle Transportation Management (End user/integrator adds license keys, URLs). Can be used with OTM Cloud or OTM On premise.
Profile: I am Shivendra Pratap Singh working as Lead Technical support at HERE Technology. I have more than 17 years of experience with different GIS and mapping organization. I am currently responsible for supporting HERE customers with HERE SDK, APIs and HERE Map & Contents.

12:35PM Networking Lunch
Lunch takes places in the Galaxy Dining Hall

1:30PM Detect, Predict, and Act: How OTM and IoT Deliver Next Generation Supply Chain Visibility by Chris Peckham (Oracle)
Abstract: The demand for visibility in modern day supply chains goes far beyond the capabilities currently in use by many logistics practitioners. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), carrier portals, and other such technologies are still popular, but each has inherent limitations that will continue to diminish over time. This session will illustrate how OTM Cloud and Oracle IoT Fleet Monitoring combine to give shippers, fleet operators, and logistics service providers next generation visibility, enabling them to better serve their customers and gain a competitive advantage.
Profile: Chris Peckham is Senior Principal Product Strategy Manager for Oracle Logistics Cloud. Focused primarily on Oracle Transportation Management, he collaborates with customers and other Oracle thought leaders to set the future direction for the product. Further, he serves multiple roles in the OTM product ecosystem, including liaison to the OTM SIG Board of Directors, owner of the OTM Customer Advisory Board, and also manages numerous partner relationships. Mr. Peckham has spent 23 years in the TMS software industry. He worked for nine years as an implementation consultant at Manugistics (now JDA Software), six years at TransWorks (a Norfolk Southern railroad subsidiary), and has spent the past eight years on the Logistics Product Strategy team at Oracle. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

2:40PM Sponsor Presentation by Tech Mahindra
Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.4 billion company with 117,600+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 840 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is amongst the Fab 50 companies in Asia as per Forbes 2016 list.
Website: http://www.techmahindra.com

2:45PM Boosting the power of OTM through RPA by Sakshi Kachru (Unilever)
Abstract: RPA continues its upward journey through an increasing number of automations in organizations, enabling users to deliver higher value jobs, and increasing efficiency of the repetitive tasks. While we see a natural adoption is specific areas of finance and reporting, automation through RPA in logistics is still developing. We in Unilever, have been able to implement RPA in core business processes, that impact our daily operations. In most such cases, OTM being our standard tool for transportation, has been at the foundation of it all. RPA has helped us to cater to multiple geographies and processes that span across multiple systems: SAP and OTM. This has streamlined and fast-tracked operations, advancing our vision of ‘No-touch planning’.
Profile: Sakshi Kachru is a delivery manager with the Make and Deliver IT platform within Unilever. She has been in the organization for more than five years, and worked across areas of Service management, project delivery and RPA implementation. In her most recent roles, she was responsible for OTM implementation in South East Asia, and for delivery of RPA solutions across the globe for transportation. She holds an engineering degree from UP Technical University, and an MBA from NITIE, Mumbai.

3:15PM Afternoon Networking Break
Break takes places in the Exhibition area

3:45PM Leveraging OTM for Parcel Order Tracking Where no Tendering by Prashant Jain (Western Digital) & Lokanadha Chari (Tech Mahindra)
Abstract: Order track and trace is one of the key factor to track the on-time performance of a carrier and thus achieving the customer satisfaction. OTM can be configured to send the tenders to the carriers and in-turn, OTM can receive events/milestones from carrier based on the tender acceptance. This will help to track the orders in OTM only if tenders are sent to carrier and what if there is no tendering is accepted by the contracted carrier but still need to build track and trace functionality! This may not be case with traditional carriers but will be the case especially with the Parcel carriers where they do not follow or accept the tenders from OTM. While the milestones/events are received on the tracking number level for parcel shipment instead of shipment level… I would like to present a case on how to leverage OTM functionalities to capture the milestones/events on shipment at the track number level while there is no tender sent out and no reference exists with carrier, also how to track & trace an order in OTM using the tracking numbers, carrier invoice matching and freight payment for parcel shipments.
Profile Prashant: Prashant Jain is ORACLE certified OTM and GTM Implementation Specialist and he has about 14 years of experience in IT industry which includes more than 10 years in defining and implementing OTM and GTM enabled business solutions in Transportation & Logistics and Manufacturing domain.
Profile Lokanadha: Lokanadha has over 18 years of IT experience in diversified fields of Application Software Development, Maintenance, Implementation, Solutioning, Migration, Production Support and Consulting. Experience in large & complex OTM implementations with Multi-Geo, competitive landscape and technical ecosystem. Strong domain knowledge of Transportation Management System (OTM), Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Supply Chain Logistics. Certified PMP, APCIS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), ORACLE certified OTM Implementation Specialist

4:30PM Sponsor Presentation by ITOrizon
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA (USA), with teams in Atlanta, New Jersey and Seattle along with offshore offices in Bangalore (India) and Chennai (India), ITOrizon helps customers navigate the complex world of Bimodal Supply Chain, IT and Digital Business with speed and confidence. Our company combines years of technical expertise in logistics and supply chain with a consultative approach to provide end-to-end solutions to meet your business objectives. We closely align with our client’s strategic vision and provide a comprehensive, customizable strategy and implementation process. From ownership to execution, to delivery and maintenance, we do it all at ITOrizon.
Gartner recently recognized ITOrizon as a specialty consulting firm in warehousing and supply chain. Our Industry experts have designed and implemented complex WMS, TMS & OMS solutions around the world for many tier 1 customers. We are bringing all that knowledge we have gained in implementing Manhattan, JDA, and LogFire around the world into Oracle and NetSuite now..
Website: http://www.itorizon.com

4:35PM Implementing OTM with Digital Boost for 3PL with eCommerce, first/last mile, Cash on Delivery and Chat Bots by Nikhil Gupta (Inspirage)
Abstract: Join this presentation to experience our journey of implementing OTM with a digital boost, for a 3PL. The solution implemented was for the ecommerce operations handled by our client for multiple customers including an iconic furniture and home furnishing retailer. The project is part of a larger implementation which covered Import, Store transfer and delivery to retail customer. The customer delivery process also included planning and recording installation activities. Project successfully went live with OTM on Cloud along with various digital components including Mobile app. Mobile app solution for them includes address validation, customer bookings on mobile app, assignment of drivers, cash on delivery and several other first/last mile features. While few of them are already live, others are planned for subsequent phases. Innovative approaches for customer reach like chatbots are in the process of being developed for upcoming phase. These chatbots are integrated with OTM and help consumers with easy track and trace and other features. With the increase in ecommerce business and online shopping, both shippers and 3PLs are focusing on gaining efficiencies in the first/last mile scenarios. This presentation will help provide detailed insights of various challenges and how those were handled in OTM on cloud, with our digital boost.
Profile: Nikhil Gupta is a Principal Consultant with Inspirage and has been working in delivery and presales for OTM & GTM for 10 Years. He comes with strong experience working as Solution Architect in complex Greenfield implementations and delivering innovative solutions across US, EMEA and APAC. Development and Deployment of various Logistics Visibility Solutions has been one of his key interests and competency. Nikhil also has 8 international presentations/publications to his credit on OTM/GTM published or presented in OTM SIG (US, Europe and APAC), Oracle Value Chain Summit (US) and Oracle Scene Journal (UK). A Computer Science Engineer and MBA (Gold Medalist) with specialization in Software Enterprise Management from the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (India), Nikhil has demonstrated innovation in various dimensions of his work and was awarded a national level prize for the most innovative project idea presentation. Nikhil has also earned a certificate in Supply Chain Technology and Systems, issued by MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, MIT – Massachusetts.

5:20PM Network Reception
Network reception will take place in the Exhibition area

7:20PM End
End of the program of the first day.


8:00AM Networking Breakfast
Breakfast takes places in the Galaxy Dining Hall

9:00AM Key New Features in Oracle Transportation & Global Trade Management 6.4.3 & 18.x by Ashok Kalidindi & Sailaja Callore (Oracle)
Abstract: The best Transportation and Global Trade Cloud solution continues to innovate and improve! Join this session to get some quick insights on our upcoming new features in areas like User Experience & Workbench, Content & Cloud Experience, Fleet, Planning, Maps, EDE, Global Trade Management and Other Technology Improvements among others.
Profile Ashok: Ashok Kalidindi is Director, Product Development and leads the team responsible for Oracle Logistics Cloud product. Mr. Kalidindi is responsible for research and development covering areas of Transportation Rating, Execution, Tracking Events, Brokerage and Freight forwarding, Financial, Technical & Cloud Infrastructure, Integration and Global Trade Management. Mr. Kalidindi has more 20 years of experience in ERP and SCM software industry with expertise in product development, engineering and support. Mr. Kalidindi holds a Master of Technology in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering.
Profile Sailaja: Sailaja Callore is Senior Manager and responsible for Oracle Logistics Cloud Quality Assurance in the areas of Sourcing, Fleet, Execution, GTM & FTI/GTI of the Product. Ms. Sailaja has 16 years of experience in software industry. Ms. Sailaja is Mechanical Engineer graduate from JNTU University.

10:00AM Dynamic clustering in OTM using HERE Map by Suhel MD (Unilever)
Abstract: Unilever believes in sustainable development goals with reduction in Carbon footprint. Dynamic clustering with HERE map is the planning technique adopted in Unilever where real life geographical constraints are being considered to build multi stop shipments. It provides most optimized shipment in terms of Load, distance covered, accurate route planning and in turn reduced CO2 emission. Recently it has been implemented in the frozen business of Philippines where business can foresee a tremendous benefit with 10% optimized shipments, 20% reduction in time, fuel consumption and an expected cost reduction of over 20%. Thus, dynamic clustering will create a win-win scenario for both Unilever and the service providers and make a greener and faster transportation landscape throughout the world.
Profile: Suhel is a Senior IT manager with Transportation management within Unilever. He has been in the organization for more than eleven years and worked across areas of supply chain. In his most recent roles, he was subject matter expert for OTM implementation in Asia, Africa, Russia, Masreq, Magreb and Australia. He holds an engineering degree from National institute of science technology, Orissa and did EGMP from IIMB.

10:30AM Mid Morning Networking Break
Break takes places in the Exhibition area

11:00AM Multi-echelon matchback optimization with iOT/M by Ashlesh Garate (Accelalpha)
Abstract: With rapidly expanding economies of Asia, positive outlook of trade volume has dramatically increased the pressure on transportation service companies to operate efficiently and meet the ever-growing demand specifically due to the asset shortfall (Fleet/Container and Driver). While transportation companies are cognizant of the efficiencies and cost savings that potentially could be gained through the rationalization of assets, they are often away from institutionalisation of best practices due to lack of holistic solution to the problem statement. A key objective of this session is to understand how Accelalpha is holistically addressing the pain-points of their customers by enabling OTM/IOT on cloud as a service. Following differentiators are the main focal point of the session: (1) Rationalizing the movement of container - “Matchback” strategy, (2) Collaborate with third party transporters to convert non-revenue activities to opportunities – “Order swapping” strategy, (3) Real time insights (fleet/driver/shipment visibility) from integrated OTM-IoT solution"
Profile: Ashlesh has over 10 Years of management consulting, project management and solution architect experience across industry verticals such as manufacturing, FMCG and retail sectors. He has managed the large transformational programs for Fortune-500 enterprises and led delivery and key solution service offering in warehouse and logistics domain. His significant contribution to build go-to-market strategies on emerging technologies and create a quantified value proposition which has resulted in revenue growth for the accounts he has managed. Ashlesh has successfully delivered more than 8 E2E projects with Oracle OTM as a technology which includes providing solution blueprint, fit/gap analysis, functional configuration, estimates, solution write-up and presentations.

11:45AM OTM Upgrade Best Practice Sharing by Paritosh Mangrulkar (GE Appliances)
Abstract: "OTM 6.3 to 6.4 is a huge leap. Oracle has changed the every single user click for the application, and also from the Technical & integrations perspective there are huge number of changes introduced. From Integrations perspective there are few key areas need to be looked into before upgrade. Every OTM upgrade comes with massive list of new features. We will share the best practice for OTM 6.4.2 upgrade & how to leverage the new features."
Profile: Paritosh Mangrulkar is working as OTM Project Manager & Architect at GE Appliances. Experience in Logistics & Warehousing applications. Implemented OTM in 2011 with Legacy integrations and in 2015 with EBS integrations. Worked on two upgrade projects.

12:15PM Working Effectively with Product Support - On premise and Cloud by Jyothi Venkatesh & Krishna Mohan Raghuram (Oracle)
Abstract: In this session, the aspects of Support Processes that will help expedite Service Request resolution will be covered. We will also cover a Diagnostics review explaining the relevant diagnostics/logs to debug various product issues both on OnPremise and Cloud Instances.
Profile Jyothi: Jyothi Venkatesh is Product Support Manager, Oracle Product Support with over 14 years of experience in Manufacturing & Oracle Applications Product Support (E-Business Suite Manufacturing and Oracle Transportation Management). I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from Bangalore University
Profile Krishna Mohan: Krishna Mohan Raghuram is Senior Principal Software Engineer, Oracle Product Support with over 20 years of experience in Manufacturing & Oracle Applications Product Support (E-Business Suite Manufacturing and Oracle Transportation Management). I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University & CPIM (APICS)

12:45PM Conference Wrap-Up by OTM SIG Board
Wrap-up session of the inaugural OTM SIG Conference in India.

1:00PM End
End of the conference.

Agenda is subject to change



The registration fee is INR 6,000 for OTM Clients and INR 7,500 for Partners, and this will allow you to attend all sessions on both days as well as the network reception. The registration is free for speakers, so don't hesitate to submit your paper.

  • Regular Registration Fee (for partners, consultants): INR 7,500
  • OTM Client Registration Fee: INR 6,000
  • OTM Client Group Registration Fee (from third employee from same company: INR 5,000

The registration for the conference is managed by Mindfleck Pvt Ltd in Bangalore, and after clicking on the button below you will be directed to the Mindfleck website to select your registration type, and enter your payment details. Please contact us at for any registration questions.

Register Now



OTM SIG values and appreciates our conference sponsors. Your contributions help make this conference possible and keeps registration fees lower for attendees. Sponsorship Contracts are accepted from July 2, 2018. The following sponsorship opportunity is available:


  • Sponsor recognition with 5 minutes of stage time.
  • Tabletop exhibit prominently positioned at meeting venue.
  • Three (3) full conference registrations to all sessions and meals.
  • Placement of marketing collateral (provided by Sponsor) in event giveaway bag.
  • Recognition as a Premier Sponsor on conference marketing material, signage and website.
  • Limited to five (5) sponsors.

The OTM SIG will start accepting Sponsorship requests from Monday July 2 on a first come first served basis. Please contact us on for any sponsorship queries.

button downloadsponsor



The OTM SIG Board invites you to submit your paper for the conference. We would like to see business change stories, and functional/technical presentation about OTM and GTM. The presentation by one or multiple presenters should take 45 minutes including a 10 minute Q&A session Papers will be reviewed by the OTM SIG Board, and approved papers will be awarded with one single complimentary registration, irrespective of the number of presenters.. Examples of presentations can be found here.

Topics of special interest are:

  • Reverse Logistics
  • eWayBill integration (NHAI)
  • Toll Cost calculation as part of rates
  • ICEGate customs portal integration
  • Improve user experience and make OTM easier for end users
  • Use of advanced technologies like data science, machine learning and articificial intelligence
  • Open integration API technologies to freely use data outside of the OTM platform
  • How is Oracle incorporating ML and AI capabilities in the OTM Roadmap
  • Repacking of Ship Units
  • OTM 6.4.3 User Interface

Call for Papers is now closed.

Download Call for Papers Form



Clarks ExoticaThe 2018 OTM User Conference India will take place in Clarks Exotica Convention Resort.

Clarks Exotica Convention Resort & Spa
Swiss Town, Hollywood Junction, Sadahalli Post, Devanahalli Road,
Bangalore - 562110

Clarks Exotica is offering the following special offer for OTM Conference attendees:

  • Single Occupancy at INR 6,000 + Tax (18% GST) CP per room per night
  • Complimentary internet
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Usage of facilities

For hotel bookings, please contact Sachin (), mobile +91-9008098300. Please ask for cancellation policy at the time of booking.



Presentation abstracts, downloads and videos can be found on OTMFAQ: