2nd Edition SA Cloud & Datacenter Awards Summit 2021

Thursday, 7th Oct 2021, 10am – 2:45pm (GMT +5:30), India

2nd Edition SA Cloud & Datacenter Awards Summit 2021

Collating the best of the best throughout South Asia’s Cloud and Datacenter professionals. The most prestigious Award throughout the APAC region. Judges of the most distinguished caliber will be presenting individuals at the top of their game, with the honored W.Media Award.

Categories to include: Best Datacenter project, Best IT & Cloud Projects and Outstanding Individuals.

1) In South Asia while digitization is a priority there are still many basic issues which need to be addressed like business agenda for adopting technologies, lack of availability for skills, knowledge, security and data issues. 

2) With the type of challenges that SAARC countries face from others in the continent it’s highly essential that the countries and enterprises in the sub continent take challenges seriously and address them head on which means investing in people, skills, allocating resources to organization wide digital transformation from cloud adoption, migration and security. 

3) SAARC countries especially India & Bangladesh are going through huge cloud adoption from organizations including the SME sector which in recent years has realized the benefits of cloud computing. With an increase in cloud computing, data center investors are rushing to develop DC parks and with the pandemic and constant surges and outages the service and operations for DC is becoming a huge challenge. 

The progress for areas ranging from cloud to security in South Asia is immense but with growth comes a list of challenges too.  

As a tech enthusiast In order to make sure you are well versed with these updates W.media has created the largest platform for South Asian tech enthusiasts to join together and get insights from the top experts from across the world along with celebrating these developments through W.Media’s 2nd edition South Asia Cloud and Data Center Awards Digital Summit on the 07th October, 2021. 

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Our Conference Agenda:

Time (GMT+5.30)Topics
09:55 AM Welcome Address by the W.Media Team: –
10.00 AM Keynote Session: Scaling up the Capabilities; Government Initiatives for making India a New Technology Leader
India has the 3rd largest startup ecosystem in the world. The manufacturing and services sector in India comprises 17% and 65% of the GDP. When we put all of these numbers together we find out how much India is leading across various sectors and these numbers have only been possible due to the initiatives by the Gov of India to lead the country as a technology hub from Cloud, Data Centers and Digital transformation. Learn more about how your Gov is leading the country and the various incentives and measures it takes to make the Indian technology hub dream a possibility.
Keynote Speaker:
Shri Abhishek Krishna, IAS, Jt. CEO, Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation
10:15 AMPanel Session: In a post-pandemic world, are Data Centers the new gold mines?
Data Centers have seen a huge uptake, helped considerably by the pandemic. As India puts in place Data localization initiatives, data centers will assume new significance. However, challenges remain – from availability of land to setting up data centers in urban centers such as Mumbai puts considerable stress on the State’s power requirements. With help of this panel session, thought leaders can put in place a roadmap, which could help all the stakeholders.
Venkatesh G, Deputy Editor, W. Media
Michael Goh, VP & GM, APAC, Data Centers, Iron Mountain
Mayank Srivastava, Chief Development Officer, BDx Data Centers
Surajit Chatterjee, Managing Director, CapitaLand India, Data Centre Group
Manish Shangari, VP Business Leader, Data Center, Digital – Infrastructure – Global Buildings + Places, AECOM
11:00 AMPower Presentation : Implication of Optimizing Floor Space
As business growth increasingly requires companies to grow their IT operations, data center managers must increasingly be prepared to scale infrastructure capacity. Datacenter operators require to optimizing floor space and power to meet increasing operational requirements.
This session will go into details of how to implicate infrastructure in respective area.
Anjani Kumar Kommisetti, Country Manager – India & SAARC, Raritan
11:10 AMPower Presentation : Data Centers are the nerve center for Digital Transformation. India, leading the APAC Growth.
India is the Promised Land for the APAC data center market, and there are plenty of reasons why the country is set to be the next nerve center of APAC data traffic. Seasoned Indian data center providers have collaborated with global partners to evolve interms of India data center footprints, scale of operations, technological innovation, cloud infrastructure and sustainability efforts. These are the key elements to cater to hyperscale, enterprise and retail customers as the Indian data center market booms.
Nikhil Rathi, Founder & CEO, Web Werks India Pvt. Ltd.
11:20 AMPanel Session: – Hear from the best technology and business leaders across South Asia on managing disruption.
There have been multiple success stories of resilience and innovation during this pandemic. Many organizations have set a new bar for success and that has happened mainly due to contributions by technology and business leaders. So as this pandemic resides let’s now hear from South Asia’s top business and tech leaders from various domains like data center, cloud, IT and cyber security on the work & success they have achieved in the past 1 and half year.
Lalit Kalra, Partner, EY
Yogesh Kumar, Head of IT & Business Applications & CISO, Tata Advanced Systems Limited
Mahendra Upadhyay, Chief Information Officer, BARC India
Sujoy Sen, Head IT, South Asia, The Linde Group
Alok Khanna, Executive Director – Strategic IS, Indian Oil Corporation Limited
Shashwat Singh, CIO, boAt
12:10 PM Technology Presentation : STT Global Data Centres India Private Limited
12:20 PMPanel Session: – Cloud consolidation & Migration Success Stories – How to Overcome Challenges?
Fast growing organisations are experiencing far greater application and infrastructure density than ever before. Scalability, reliability and interoperability of IT infrastructure environments are some of the key reasons for enterprises to move their business-critical systems to the cloud. However many organizations are facing challenges in projects involving the consolidation of several data centres or enterprise IT infrastructure resulting in migration to the Cloud. So in order to help them we have created this panel session to learn about solutions and success stories.
Nitin Sawant, Partner – Cloud and Enterprise Architecture, EY
Arvind Koul, Head – IT Infrastructure & Security, UNO Minda
Shankar Jadhav, MD - BSE Investments Ltd, Head Strategy - BSE, BSE
01:05 PMPower Presentation: The differences and challenges between operating traditional on-premise IT infrastructure and cloud based applications
Louise Bunting, CIO Yondr Group talks about moving from the financial services industry, where she was involved in complex on-premise migrations to the cloud, into Yondr which operates using public cloud based applications. She discusses the differences in operating models and complexities of running digital transformation in the construction industry.
Louise Bunting, CIO, Yondr Group
01:20 PMPanel Session: – Critical Role of Data Center Service & Maintenance Teams in Evolving Data Centers during this Pandemic.
During this pandemic the respective teams for operations and services at various data centers companies have helped maintain high performance and uptime standards with these teams one of the least recognized across in the technology industry it’s time to appreciate their hard work and learn on the measures and innovations these teams made during the initial pandemic period with help of this panel session.
N. K. Singh, Founder, Data Center Guru
Sreejith G, VP- Datacentre Operations, STT Telemedia Global Data Centers
Girish Dhavale, Chief Technical Officer – Data Center Business, Sify Technologies
Brahma Reddy Kasu, Vice President – Infra & Designs, CtrlS Datacenters Ltd.
Prasad Rao, Director IT Infrastructure, Unacademy
02:05 PMPanel Session: – Pivot your Digital Transformation culture & Amp up the Organization’s Cybersecurity & Technology Infrastructure Needs.
When it comes to success in the technology world the one thing which matters most is creating a culture that can help your team and leaders focus on what are the needs to drive growth in areas of necessity whether it’s cyber security or ICT. This panel session will be a gathering of experts of digital transformation who have worked in various domains from cyber security to IT to Cloud who will be sharing their insights on how they curated a culture of development to meet project deadlines.
Ashish Dandekar, Council Member, Gerson Lehrman Group
Milind Kulkarni, SVP Corporate Strategy, Government Relationship, Digital & IT, STT Telemedia Global Data Centers
Kushal Varshney, CTO, Virescent Infrastructure
Dr. Jitendra Mohan Bhardwaj, Sr. VP, CIO & CISO, Global Business Head – Cyber Security Service Line, Coforge
Dheepak Rajoo, SVP, IT Head, RBL Bank
02:50 PMEnd of India Track.

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