If there’s one thing that the last two years have taught us, it’s that data never stops and the demand for data will continue to evolve. An entity that kept a sane balance in the event of a massive spike in network usage, user demand, and the need for larger and secure infrastructure, is our data centre. As per reports by JLL, the data centre landscape continues to evolve and is expected to grow exponentially to reach 1,007 MW by 2023 from its existing capacity of 447 MW.
The emergence of cloud computing has also led businesses to transition to public and private cloud environments with multi-cloud and hybrid architectures; giving birth to ‘Nex-Gen Data Centres’! With the projected growth curve and intensifying, law and policies will bring in large investment opportunities to India. India already accounts for 1-2 % of the global data centre market and these positive disruptions will make the industry reach $4.5 billion by fiscal 2025.
India’s ambition, however, of a secure and speedier digital adoption will remain a distant dream till the time India faces regular and major cyber crimes and data breaches. The major hurdle to India’s digital growth remains to be the lack of robust and resilient cyber security infrastructure, cyber awareness, stringent policies, etc. rendering India and its industry pockets, particularly, and increasingly exposed to cyber vulnerabilities.
As per IBM analysis, the attackers benefited from the socio-economic challenges brought about by Covid-19 and targeted businesses that were at the forefront of the COVID-19 response team. ₹16.5 Crores is the cost, on average, that data breaches cost Indian companies as per reports by IBM Security. The alarming part is there has been a 17.85% increase from the ₹14 Crores reported in 2020. With an average of ₹ 5,900/stolen records in 2021, approximately 27,966 average records were breached between May 2020 and March 2021.
Join us together at the W.Media’s Digital Week – India Edition where we discuss the way ahead in building resilient, sustainable, efficient, and adaptive in nature – data centres amidst the new ‘Digital’ World Order! We also, simultaneously discuss the way ahead in this new ‘Cyber World Order’ and how India’s cyber defence mechanisms will create an ecosystem for us to be more powerful resilient all the while enjoying digital liberties.
Our Conference Agenda:
|10:00 AM||Welcome Address By W.Media|
|10:05 AM||Power Panel Session
How the Indian Data Center market will look by 2025 – Challenges & Outlook
The data center growth in India is currently exceeding the annual growth rate of American and European data center market. There are yet many cloud computing companies who have not yet made their entry in India, so this says that the data center market in India is bright. However the question is how do we reach there and what would the data center market in India by 2025 look like.
Jabez Tan, Head of Research, Structure Research
Pankaj Agrawal, Partner, Capitel
Alex Perkins, Chief Development Officer, Stratus DC
Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies
Darren Hawkins, CEO & Founder, SPACE DC
Sanjay Bhutani, Senior Vice President , AdaniConnneX
|10:45 AM||Keynote Address from the Gov of India
5G and Edge – India’s next trillion dollar opportunity
India’s next trillion dollar digital opportunity is 5G and Edge computing. Currently 5G & Edge are thought to be trends to benefit connectivity for mobile technologies. However it is more than that, 5G and Edge is the technology that can change the way enterprises in India can operate mission critical functions with zero latency data processing, efficiency and computing power. This keynote will deliver insights on how 5G and Edge can affect technology investments as well industry infrastructure, manufacturing units, smart cities and harbors, automation, government and public infrastructure.
Atul Bist, Senior Assistant Vice President, Invest India
|11:00 AM||Power Panel Session
What is driving demand of data centers in India – Internal or outsourcing
The data center growth in India is expected to grow by 4% during the 2019- 2015 cycle. While business in India is adopting hybrid cloud systems at a growing rate. The main question is whether internal growth in business or outsourcing of IT systems in India is growing the demand for data centers.
NK Singh, Founder & CEO, Data Center Guru
Vinod Nair, Service Head of Data Centre Ops, HDFC Ergo
Dhaval Pandya, Corporate CIO, Piramal Enterprises Limited
Suppan Saravanamuthu, Director of Operations – APAC, Iron Mountain Data Centers
|11:40 AM||Presentation Session
Data Center Of The Future
Today’s world are complex, uncertain and data center is the heard to drive all the digitation across the world. This need a holistic approach when we look out for Data Center Design not only looking at our current requirement but how it will be sustainable in the future. Schneider Electric’s Data center of the future vision has four vectors: Sustainability to meet business needs responsibly; Efficiency to optimize cost, speed, space, and capital; Adaptability to be designed for new technologies; and Resiliency to reduce vulnerability to unplanned downtime. Please attend our session to know more about it.
Ankesh Kumar, GM – Marketing, Schneider Electric
|11:50 AM||Presentation Session
Optimizing floor space
Floor space usage in the data center is an important consideration, whether planning a retrofit or a greenfield build. With the ever-growing demands for computing power, more data centers are beginning to become capacity constrained. Floor space can be full, whilst, ironically, compute capacity is under-utilized, a phenomenon caused by a fragmented, siloed approach to the procurement of new capacity, often sized for peak loads. How can we improve the utilization of available floor space, optimize the floor space for maximum output and overcome the challenges of over-procurement and increased operational management? Watch us answer this question and more.
Sanjay Motwani, Business Head, Legrand Data Center Solutions
|12:00 PM||Power Panel Session
Cloud Computing priorities & outlook for new decade
The IT environments for organizations in India are becoming more complex with multiple public clouds, private clouds, and traditional systems needing to be interconnected, integrated, and collectively managed. Most of Indian organizations are clustered around early stages of cloud maturity and find it challenging to move ahead in the adoption curve. As Indian organizations move towards a cloud-first strategy, enterprises will now have to decide on the cloud priorities and how they see the use of cloud for challenges of the next decade.
Gaurav Khera, Director – Digital and Technology Advisor, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Mohit Kapoor, Group CTO, Mahindra Group
Mayuresh Purandare, Head – IT Infra & Cyber Sec, Marico Ltd
Rohit Chatter, CTO, Inmobi
Dave McCrory, VP of Growth, Global Head of Insights & Analytics, Digital Realty
Manish Gaur, Head of IT, Patanjali Ayurved
|12:45 PM||12:45 PM Power Panel Session
Accelerating Data Center sustainability to the forefront with new age power & cooling Technologies
In the dynamic, fast-paced data center industry, a passion for change is essential. Enhanced data center cooling system reliability, with best-in-class cooling control technology is now demand of the hour and this session will share insights on recent trends, mechanisms and how to overcome challenges.
Venkatesh G, Deputy Editor, W.media
Kevin Kant, CEO, Critical Facilities Efficiency Solutions
Marcel Jacobs, Managing Director, Circl8
N.K.Jain, Founder, N.K. Jain Consulting Engineers
Sudhanshu Datt, Sector Lead – DC & Mission Critical Infra, AECOM
Venkataraman Swaminathan, VP & Country GM Secure Power Division INDIA & SAARC, Schneider Electric
|01:30 PM||Networking Break|
|02:00 PM||Power Panel Session
How digital transformation in the right way can refresh your business
If your organization is busier than ever “digitizing,” you’re not alone. Digital efforts have been proliferating for years as companies strive to catch up with technological innovation. However, this accelerated wave must not be confused with the real business transformation needed for success in the digital age. The former is mostly about enabling business as usual and “staying in the game,” while the latter is about building real, long-term competitive advantage to succeed and that’s what this session is all about.
Shalil Gupta, Chief Business Officer, Mosaic Digital
Eric Vas, President – Electric Vehicles, Bajaj Auto Ltd
Anindya Karmakar, Head – Digital Transformation, Aditya Birla Capital
Rajat Teotia, CTO, Junglee Games
Ankur Arora, Director & Head – Digital & Innovation, Sodexo India
Arvind Sekar, Lead- Partner Sales Engineer, Freshworks
|02:40 PM||Power Panel Session
Creating a highly efficient Data center for the future with 5G, Edge Computing and Next gen Infrastructure Management
In a hyper connected world no enterprise would like to use a Data Center with efficiency & infrastructure issues. The demand is growing for an enterprise Data Center which can push network and data center processing to the edge. This session will discuss how organizations can overcome Data Center Infrastructure, efficiency issues in a hyper connected world where speed is the new demand with the help of next gen Infrastructure & technology so that Data Center & Operation heads can stay ahead in the race.
Mahesh Trivedi, SVP, NTT
Kamlesh Harchandani, Head – DC Designs and Development, CapitaLand
Vikram Tiwathia, Deputy Director General, COAI
Sanjay Bhutani, Senior Vice President , AdaniConnneX
Manish Israni, EVP & CIO, Yotta Infrastructure
Sreejith G, AVP – Data Center Operations, STT GDC
|03:20 PM||Power Panel Session
Dealing with cloud migration challenges
Cloud migration can be an extremely daunting task for enterprises especially with vendor lock – in issues, migration of critical workloads or legacy applications. This session will bring together experts to discuss their experiences and how they went about successfully migrating their business applications from on-prem to cloud, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.
Arun Gupta, Technology Advisor, Shalby Hospitals
Shobhana Lele, CIO, The Bombay Dyeing Manufacturing Company Limited
Atanu Pramanic, CIO, Hindalco Industries
Arivuvel Ramu, CTO, Tonik Bank
Ajay Meher, Group CIO, Ampersand Group
|04:00 PM||Dialogue Session
How cloud will decide the future of India’s banking & financial sector for 2021
The earlier reluctance to move core activities to the cloud has softened. Many banks are putting strategies in place to migrate their core services such as consumer payments, credit scoring, wealth management, and risk analysis to the cloud. However the role of cloud in enhancing the financial services sector is not over yet. Join us for our dialogue session and learn the future of cloud for India’s BFSI sector.
Sanjeev Assudani, Senior Architect – Cloud, Wipro Limited
Anil Sinha, CTO, Early Salary
Pinkes Ambvat, CIO & IT Director, CRIF India
|04:30 PM||Closing Remarks|
|09:55 AM||Welcome Address by W.Media|
|10:00 AM||Keynote Address by Government of India
India’s upcoming Data Protection Law & its impact on adoption of Next Gen Data Centres
Golok Kumar Simli, CTO, Passport Seva Programme, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India
|10:15 AM||Power Panel: Leaders Talk
Data Centre – Backbone Of The New World Order
COVID-19 has given rise to a 360-degree digital transformation to India’s data centres and next-gen consumer needs! The movers and shakers of the data centre industry, knowing the market conditions well, are leaving no stones unturned with their new launches, innovative offerings, and solutions on advanced technologies. This power-packed panel of thought leaders who have been experiential learners of managing mission-critical data centres would throw definite light on how the data centre can now be perceived as the backbone of the New ‘Online’ World Order.
Jabez Tan, Head of Research, Structure Research
Michael Goh, Vice President & General Manager- APAC, IRON Mountain Data Centers
Mayank Srivastava, Chief Development Officer, BDx Data Centres
Vipin Shirsat, Managing Director, India, Princeton Digital Group (PDG)
|10:45 AM||Panel Discussion
Green Data Centres: Sustainability For The Decade & Beyond
While India is setting the stage for data centers to play a pivotal role in the rapidly evolving digital economy, grave concerns are looming in the background and brought to the forefront by environmentalists, policymakers, and regulators, about the contributory role, the established and upcoming data centers play in the onset of climate change. While we must translate India’s vision of ‘Digital India’, it is also vital to be more transparent about the type and amount of power, data centers use; curb them to build and grow sustainably and reduce their carbon footprint, all the while optimising the building systems’ energy efficiency. The sustainability of ‘Digital India’ depends on the sustainability of ‘Green India.’
Ashish Dandekar, Council Member,Gerson Lehrman Group
Sreejith G, Vice President – Data Centre, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (India)
Unmesh Desphande, Founder & Principal Technology Advisor, CTO as Service
Sudhanshu Datt, Director – DC & Mission Critical Infra, AECOM
Kamlesh Harchandani, Head – Data Center Design & development,CapitaLand India
Accelerating Your Imagination Through Cloud
Madhusudan Shekar, Head of Solution Engineering, APAC & Japan, Google
|11:45 AM||Panel Discussion
Edge Data Centres – Pushing Towards the Edge For Accuracy
A shift towards advanced IT structures like IoT and AI has resulted in the emergence of edge data centres, shaping up India’s outlook towards data centres. This discussion would give an insight into the emergence of edge computing in addition to cloud deployments to support mission-critical activities that require minimal latency. We will be having enterprise leaders talk about increasingly investing in edge data centres in the upcoming years to speed up their applications and how extended reality technologies like IoT, AR, VR RPA will give a makeover to edge data centres.
Venkatesh Ganesh, Chief Editor, W.Media
Rajesh Dangi, Chief Digital Officer, NxtGen Data Centre & Cloud Technologies
Chandra Kishore Prasad, Director IT, IRISET- Ministry of Railways
Ajay Ajmera, Head Digital & SAP, Shree Cement
Sampath Manickam, Senior Vice President – Information Technology, National Stock Exchange of India
Gulshan Khurana, Executive Vice President, Vodafone Idea Limited
|12:30 PM||Panel Session
Enterprise & Data Centre: A Collaborative Governance
There is an urgency that has spread across all the organisations, big and small, to rapidly adapt themselves into the digitisation-led times. Businesses are realising the dynamism of their data, and are moving on from their supplementary storage facility to well-equipped cloud storage solutions to aid better data management and protection. With accelerated demand for flexibilities in cloud computing, data centers are also moving towards a multi-cloud or hybrid data centre model to speed up digital transformation for these enterprises. The session will briefly take you through how India’s top enterprises make the mammoth decision with due diligence of choosing an enterprise level of infrastructure provided by a potential data centre service for their organisations’ critical data infrastructure. The panelists will discuss how a united leadership, centralised management, and an uniform governance strategy will improve a businesses’ decision-making for the company’s overall benefit.
Namrita Mahindro, Chief Digital Officer, Aditya Birla Group
Sanjay Bhutani, Senior Vice President, AdaniConneX
Abhijit Mazumder, Chief Information Officer & Global Head Sales Enablement, Tata Consultancy Services
Sharad Kumar Agarwal, CDIO, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.
Mayuresh Purandare, Head IT – Infrastructure & Cyber Security, Marico Limited
Debashish Roy, Director & Head, Pfizer Digital
Utkarsh B., Chief Architect, Flipkart
Migrating From Captive To Cloud and Beyond!
Companies are moving from captive data centres to cloud computing. Rapid digital transformation has led businesses to turn to third-party suppliers rather than to deal with the difficulties of on-premise and owned data centres. Enterprises were able to access, manage, and process their data from afar thanks to data centre networks that were running at full speed, to the point that data centre services were categorised as one of the essential services. This panel discussion will give an insight into how enterprises are discovering, planning, executing, and optimising the data migration process.
Shweta Srivastava, Chief Technology Officer, Paul Merchants Ltd.
Gopi Thangavel, VP & Head of Enterprise Infrastructure, Reliance Industries Limited
Kirti Patil, Joint President & Chief Technology Officer, Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Sunil Sonare, Head of IT & Systems, ITD Cementation India Limited
Varundeep Kaur, Chief Information Officer, Spice Money Limited
Dheepak Rajoo, SVP, Head of IT PMO, RBL Bank
|2:00 PM||Closing Remarks By W.Media|
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