Transforming Eaton Corporation Through Innovation in Power Management Solutions

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 5:15pm - 6:05pm
Ankur Ganguli (Eaton Corporation)
Eaton Corporation is a premier, diversified industrial manufacturer with two global business sectors—industrial and electrical. Eaton successfully maintains global leadership in power quality, distribution, and control; hydraulics components, systems, and services for industrial and mobile equipment; hydraulics, fuel, and pneumatic systems for commercial and military aircraft; intelligent truck drive train systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, power train solutions, and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy, and safety. The Eaton Innovation Center is a corporate function specifically tasked with introducing new technologies in the Eaton product family. The mission of the Innovation Center is to provide research and advanced technology concepts that lead to breakthrough opportunities for Eaton's growth. Scientists and research engineers provide expertise in several key areas, including decision and control algorithm development; electrical, software, and communication architecture; wireless communications; and material science, chemistry, noise vibration, and harshness. The talk will provide an overview of Eaton's businesses and products as well as enabling technologies from the Innovation Center.

Ankur Ganguli has been with Eaton Corporation since 2003 and currently serves as Director of Engineering for Control Systems & Solutions department at Innovation Center. In her current role she is leading a group of scientists & engineers involved in creating, evaluating & validating innovative product ideas based on breakthrough technologies in the area of automated controls & intelligent systems.

She began her career in Eaton as an engineer, fresh out of graduate school. After spending few years honing her technical expertise as an engineer, she progressed to take on roles with increasing impact and responsibilities - first as a project leader, then as a program manager coordinating & managing multi-disciplinary globally distributed teams and currently as the department leader.

Ankur is a mutli-faceted professional who combines technical depth with organizational strategy & management. She has a MS & PhD in Automatic Controls from department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Minnesota (2003).