Thurs, 19th May 2022
Chennai Cloud & Data Centre Convention
Digital India programme has created ripples with far outreaching effects that go beyond the realm of industries; it has turned itself into a mass movement where every state and its people now actively have a stake in the emerging digital economy. One state that pledged to grow and revive and contribute heavily to India’s GDP is Tamil Nadu. Till now, the Southern metropolis which always has been a ‘favourable’ investment destination, has attracted over Rs.50,000 crores proposals.
In the industrial ecosystem, Tamil Nadu, so far, has been leading automobile, wind energy, and electronics hardware manufacturing; however, owing to the stable system of governance and guidance by the top economists, Tamil Nadu will soon emerge as the data centre capital of India. The government’s adherence to providing power, land, and connectivity infrastructure for DCs, fiscal and non-fiscal incentives, and promoting renewable energy use for everyday management has created a supportive technology bubble for industries to set up data centres. However, the endless opportunities also raise the concern of security. Being the 1st state to come up with ethical AI, blockchain, cyber security policies in the country, the state is already one step ahead in having its foundational ground secured and safeguarded.
As Tamil Nadu is gearing up to provide a ready, built and well-established supply chain for data centres to integrate scale within the state, we, at W.Media, to give a fillip to their efforts are now coming up with the Chennai Cloud & Data Centre Convention. We, along with the top thought leaders of the country are going to discuss multi-cloud environments, cloud migration, compliance, integration and
Join us at the Chennai cloud & Data Centre Convention where thought leaders discuss how to leverage the existing and upcoming network of data centre infrastructure, cloud computing, a disaster data recovery centre, and a lot more.
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Our Conference Agenda:
|9:00 am||Welcome Address And Lamp Lighting Ceremony|
|9:10 am||Principal Address by Chief Guest
Honourable Minister Shri. Thiru T.Mano Thangaraj, Information & Technology Department, Government of Tamil Nadu
|9:20 am|| Special Address by Government of Tamil Nadu
|9:50 am||Power Panel Session
Data Centre - An Entity That Powers Tamil Nadu’s Digital Economy
The proliferation of data and the influence of data centres across our digital world is accelerating at a phenomenal speed owing to the pace at which organisations and enterprises are harnessing the power of digitilisation. Data centres already influence the functioning of many aspects of India’s business enterprises and hence a nationwide network of data centres will constitute a sound digital infrastructure and promote and drive the country’s digital sovereignty, and integrate digital and real economy. This leadership power panel will focus on how the data centre has evolved and adapted itself into every other sector of great economic significance.
Sendil kumar Venkatesan, CTO, Shriram Capital Ltd.
Thiru. S. Arunraj IAS, Executive Director, Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited
Sudhir Mahajan, Vice President & Head - Data Centers & Cloud Services, Larsen &Toubro
Sanjay Bhutani, Senior Vice President , AdaniConneX
Surajit Chatterjee, Managing Director, CapitaLand Investment, Data Centre Group India
|10:35 am||Coffee Break | Expo | Technology Presentations | Speed Networking | VIP Brunch Briefings|
|11:00 am||Panel Discussion
Accelerating Digitalisation in The Interconnected Age
Digitilisation, in all eventualities, will disrupt the traditional limitations of IT and OT, infrastructure, capacity delivery, and processing on-demand power. Thus, the data exchange that happens should be rapid and secure in the most cost-effective way by making use of our digital infrastructure and harnessing interconnection capabilities. In the newly evolved digital age, interconnected communities are playing a crucial role in reshaping the way organisations operate globally while also making new technologies more widespread in the future. This session will give insights into empowering businesses with fresh insights of having a viable interconnection connection and strategy through the richness of data to provide resilient connectivity.
Jagan Ramaswami, Executive Director & GM Future Pipe Industries
Dominic Vijay Kumar, CTO, ART Housing Finance (India) Ltd
Sivasubramanian M, Global Chief Information Officer, VA Tech Wabag Ltd
Balaji T.K., CIO, Orange Retail Finance India Private Limited
Alchemising India’s Digital Journey Through Infrastructure and Application Modernisation
In today’s age, delivering quality service and managing internal processes defines the DNA of an enterprise. It’s the need of the hour for any organisation to leverage a digital approach for implementing and managing these key factors. An organization’s digital agenda rests on two main pillars - infrastructure and application, and the way enterprises are exercising new-age technologies for modernising these pillars has resulted in improved process mapping and enhanced customer experience.
With this power-packed keynote presentation, we look at how technology is enabling the modernisation of applications and IT infrastructure for creating a true market differentiator.
Sanjay Bhutani, Senior Vice President,AdaniConneX
|12:00 pm||Panel Discussion
What It Takes To Be Known As An ‘Efficient’ Data Centre?
As global data usage grows, more infrastructure and electricity are required to support it, innovation must be used to help balance energy demand and supply. This panel discussion will talk about the readiness of your data center's critical environment to handle sustainable expansion in the age of digital commerce, cloud, and big data. We'll look at measurement tools as well as how DCIM software and cooling and ventilation advances might help in being efficient. On the contrary, we also discuss, with the data centres guzzling more energy, are green data centres a paradoxical concept.
Sudhanshu Datt, Director - Data Center & Mission Critical Infrastructure, AECOM
Jeyabalan Kuthalingam, Engineering Head, PDG India, Princeton Digital Group
Brahma Reddy Kasu, Sr. Vice President - Datacenters infrastructure, CtrlS Datacenters Ltd.
Pankaj R. Wadhwa, CEO & Design Principal, Vastunidhi Architects
|1:45 PM||Special Presentation
Tamil Nadu - The Numero Uno Destination
A state with many firsts, Tamil Nadu is at the forefront of becoming the most sought-after hub for data centres, not only for India but for the whole of South Asia. With its own Data Centre and Cyber Security policies, Tamil Nadu is leaving no stone unturned in making sure to scale up aggressively to serve the emerging digital India opportunity. Now, with With the government proposing to grant data centers‘ infrastructure status’, the development of data centres in India is poised to accelerate. Tamil Nadu, has already been attracting global investments over the years and the newly acquired ‘infra status’ will make Tamil Nadu the most critical location for the development of data centres. This keynote will address the state’s plans to further accelerate and poise Tamil Nadu as the ideal investment destination for the data centres and give definite boost to the expansion of existing data centres and their supportive frameworks. The presentation will also briefly talk about the cyber security architectural frame that the state has implanted in itself.
|02:05 PM||Fireside Chat - Decoding the Tamil Nadu Datacenter Policy
Vivek Dahiya, Managing Director, India Lead-Data Centers, New Initiatives Cushman & Wakefield
Venkatesh Ganesh, Deputy Editor, W.Media
Whitepaper Release by Cushman & Wakefield
|2:30 PM||Panel Discussion
Infrastructure And Capacities On A Stand-By Mode
With the growing digitalisation, traditional design and power infrastructure fall short of current time’s needs and thus will not be able to fulfill future demands as well. A flexible modular approach to space and power is now more vital than ever with shifting data centre deployment and capacity models. We talk to the panel for insights into meeting the increased ‘on-demand storage and on the importance of collaboration between data center facilities, IT teams power solution providers for increased capabilities to meet client needs—including the demand for speed.
Sandeep Dandekar, Senior Director, NTT Global Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructure
Shankar KM, Director -DC Operations & Head PMO of Operations, STT Global Data Centres India Pvt. Ltd.
Anbu Shanmugam, Vice President, BAM Digital Realty
Pragatikumar Patro CIO, Orchid Pharma Ltd.
Maharajan Suriyanarayanan, CISO, Navitas Life Sciences
Duraiswamy P, Head - Technology Infrastructure, Financial Software & Systems
|03:15 PM||Tea/Coffee Break|
|3: 45 PM||Panel Discussion
Future Gazing Into Edge
The reliance on constant communication and connectivity is boosting the emergence of edge data centres in India. In the coming years, enterprises, telecommunications companies, and cloud service providers will invest more in edge data centres to speed up applications like streaming video, factory automation, and telemedicine, as well as enable new technologies like autonomous vehicles and augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). We'll look at how edge data centres will hold more responsibility in the coming years, and how and when to consider hybrid edge DCs for your operations.
Narayanann Rajagopalan, Chairman & Group President, La Marca Group Of Companies
Abhinivesh Jain, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Wipro Limited
M. Balasubramaniam, CEO, Stratinfinity Inc & Chairman. IIIT Sri City
Saji Thoppil, Founder & CTO, DifiNative Technologies
|04:20 PM||Panel Discussion
Data Security of 2022 - Bolt-On To Built-In
Security has ceased to be just about prevention, it has evolved itself into securing the perimeter, identifying threats and cyber attacks of the future or the plan of action when the breach happens, risk mitigation, and doing a lot more beyond the protection realm. With ever-increasing changes in workloads and traffic, the increasing criticality of business data will give IT professionals quite a few sleepless nights. With this panel, we seek to look into the new advanced security measures that counter sophisticated cyber-attacks. How can enterprises deploy smart applications for failure predictions?
Dr. Rajan, Group CISO, Kauvery Group of Hospitals
Saravanakumar Krishnamurthy, Senior Vice President Yes Bank
Vijay Anand, Vice President Global IT & IS, CorroHealth
Sivaramakrishnan, CISO, Director of Cybersecurity Practice & Products, TRIANZ
Manoj Pandian, Senior Auditor - Technology Risk and Process ReBIT
Kavitha Srinivasulu, Associate Vice President, Global Head of Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, GAVS Technologies
|5:00 PM||Closing Remarks & Vote Of Thanks & Raffle Draw|
|5:15 PM Onwards||Networking with Drinks|
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