Mumbai Cloud & Datacenter Convention & Awards 2021

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Thurs, 25th Nov 2021, 8am – 5pm (GMT +5.30), St. Regis Mumbai

The Indian Data Center & Cloud Market is taking giant leaps. India is the second fastest-growing digital economy and it is projected that IT and Communications sector will double in size by 2025 to contribute US $355-435 billion to GDP.  COVID -19 halted the world but it couldn’t stop business from outnumbering. In fact, the pandemic has imparted many lessons to organizations on the importance of having a business continuity plan.  

Additionally, The Government of India is taking multiple initiatives such as Digital India and emphasis on self-reliance and data protection through data localization is expected to increase the volume of data in the country, further increasing the demand for the Data Centre and cloud services. Given the country’s rich network connectivity, cost advantage, availability of skilled labor, low climate risk and strong data protection laws, India is well positioned to serve as a regional Data Centre hub in Asia and likely to attract significant Data Centre investments. The growth in this Data Center market also represents a greenfield investment opportunity of up to $3.9 billion for real estate developers and investors.

The GOI is further replenishing & evolving in this technology-driven era as the Indian cloud computing market, currently at $2.2 billion, is projected to grow to $4 billion by the year 2020. The increasing growth of cloud-native services and rising acceptance of cloud-based environments are driving the industries away from traditional data centres (DCs) to the cloud environments. Research studies done during the last 5 years indicate that Indian businesses are willing to spend over 36% of their IT costs on public cloud services due to its business flexibility and low costs. The cloud services adoptions is also growing constantly in the Manufacturing, Public and the IT sector. 
The Indian cybersecurity services industry is expected to grow to about $7.6 billion in 2022 from $4.3 billion at present. At a growth rate of about 21 per cent, it is expected to be worth $13.6 billion by 2025, according to a report by the Data Security Council of India. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, cybersecurity is attracting a lot of attention from company boards and governments alike. 

Nevertheless, nothing worth having comes easy! Along with this exponent potential for growth in the Data Center, Cloud and Cyber Security market come the test of Performance, Flexibility concerns, Power management, Data Center staff productivity, Security & more….. 

Where cloud technology adoption is concerned, companies today face problems such as insufficiency of resources and expertise, Dealing with multi cloud environments, Cloud migration, Compliance, Integration and security. Whereas in the cybersecurity space the number of experts are very low, there is always a question of ownership & responsibility, core Internet protocols are insecure, and an explosion of mobile devices continues to be based on the same insecure systems.

There are inherent limits to what Data Centres, Cloud & Cybersecurity can do! As tech enthusiast, we at W.Media will make sure that you all are well versed with all the current & future updates of the industry. This Physical Conference will take you through the pressing reformations of Datacentres, Cloud & Cybersecurity mitigations and how they are framing the future. 

Welcome to W.Media’s India Cloud & Datacentre Convention scheduled on the 25th November, 2021 & learn the best insights from the top leaders of the industry.

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Time (IST)Topics
08:00 to 9.30 AMRegistration Opens
09:30 to 09:40 AMWelcome Keynote, Lamp Lighting & Opening Address
Mr. Naveen Lawrence, Director - Sales & Marketing, W.Media
09:40 to 09:55 AMAddress by the Gov of India: - Advancement in 5G as a vital factor for India’s economic growth & a digitally connected India.
India is progressing to become a $1-trillion digital economy by 2025, which will require transformation of India’s digital infrastructure on a massive scale. While India has taken big strides over the years in terms of digital enablement, what could really help in powering Digital India is 5G. In this session we will learn how 5G will help the development of enterprise tech in India.

Shri KP Pariselvan, Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre
10:00 to 10:15 AMSpecial Address by Chief Guest
Ms. Khushbu Jain, Advocate, Supreme Court of India
10:15 to 11:00 AMPower Panel Session: - Developing data center’s at scale in the wake of accommodating to India’s growing digital economy demands.
As warehouses are important for storage of grains and farm products to feed the nation’s population in the same way Data Centers are important to meet the country’s storage needs. As data centers have evolved, speed to market has become the key driver of their design and construction. It’s crucial for data center developers and operators to reduce time to construction especially within the colo and hyperscale sectors. This session will bring together senior representatives from colocation providers to discuss how their businesses have adapted and will continue to evolve in the face of unrelenting technological change
Moderator
Venkatesh Ganesh, Deputy Editor, W.Media
Panelists
Sunil Gupta, Co Founder & CEO, Yotta Infrastructure Solutions
Sanjay Bhutani, Senior Vice President, AdaniConneX
Manoj Paul, Managing Director, Equinix India
11:00 to 11:45 AMCoffee Break | Expo | Technology Bench Presentations | Networking | VIP Brunch Briefings
11:45 to 12:00 PM Presentation Session: - The era of Hyper convergance - Facilitate & Modernize your data centers !
Hyper-converged infrastructure is one of the fastest-growing trends taking over data centers today. Many organizations have either already moved or heavily considering moving to this architecture. So, what’s the big deal about hyper-converged infrastructure? Let’s begin with an explanation of the traditional data center design and what differentiates hyper-converged infrastructure from it through this session.
Speaker
Mohammad Rahiz Shaikh, Sr. Systems Engineer, Nutanix
12:00 to 12:45 PM Power Panel: - Fetching along the fresh approaches for data center UPS, cooling and resilient power technology needs.
This panel session will empower the decision makers who plan, build and operate to make better decisions to facilitate their data centers by sharing trends and best practices with regards to: -
A) Resilient power infrastructure for DC, Edge and Cloud - Energy diversification & software virtualization.
B) Growth and trends in liquid cooling to manage impact - future of liquid immersion cooling methods.
C) The trends in UPS - Next generation of UPS in market and how to phase older technologies.
Moderator
Dr. Chitranjan Kesari, CIO and IT Head, Ahuja Hive Ltd. (Fosun Group)
Panelist
Ganesh Pawar, Director - IBX Facility Operations, Equinix India
Suppan Saravanamuthu, Director of Operations - APAC, Iron Mountain Data Centers
N. K. Jain, Principal Consultant, N.K. Jain Consulting Engineers
Rakesh Singh, Technical Consultant, Uptime Institute
12:45 to 01:00 PM Presentation Session: - Reinventing the Business Model, enabling the hybrid Journey with colocation and cloud adjacency
Speaker
Sachin Waingankar, Vice President & Head - Cloud, Web Werks Data Centres India Pvt Ltd.
01.00 to 01.45 PMLunch | Expo | Networking |Technology Bench Presentations | VIP Lunch Briefings
01:45 to 02:30 PMPower Panel: - The New Edge in Edge Computing; Balancing Data Center & Cloud.
With the global adaptability in Edge Computing, edge data centers are taking shape with various demand drivers driving it. With a rise in users for OTT & Social Media platforms and other drivers like high performance research, adoption of AI & Industrial Automation, edge computing helps in accelerating the experience of users & customers on a big scale. Apart from 5G Telecom, increase in high data players and looking for ways to avoid latency , India also is seeing a huge traction for edge computing.
Moderator
Suhas Mhaskar, Executive Director and CIO - Octave, CEO - Accent Technovation
Panelist
Vivek Sehgal, Head - Business & Technology Alliances, Alibaba Cloud
Sudhir Kanvinde, Chief Information Officer, The Supreme Industries Ltd.
Sanjay Nandavadekar, Director IT, Cipla
Avinash Velhal, CIO Growing Markets - India, Middle East & Africa, APAC & South America
VP IT & Process, Atos
Milind Khamkar, Group CIO, Supermax
Sandesh Govalkar, Vice President & Head - Enterprise IT, Angel One Ltd.
02:30 to 03:15 PMPower Panel: - Taking a closer look at Smart Data Centers - Cloud with AI.ML and RPA
The IT environments for organizations in India are becoming more complex and cloud adoption is here to make it easy for these organizations to move their data up. Most of Indian organizations are clustered around early stages or are still undecided about cloud maturity, adoption and find it challenging to look at the future of cloud in the next 5 -10 years. As Indian organizations move towards a cloud-first strategy, this session will help enterprises to have a clear outlook of how cloud can help in the digital transformation journey of their organizations with AL, ML and RPA tech in cloud.
Moderator
N.K Singh, Founder, Data Center Guru
Panelists
Sreejith G., VP- Datacentre Operations, STT GDC India
Saandeep V Dandekarr, Senior Director, NTT Global Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructure, India
Udit Pahwa, Head - IT, Huhtamaki India
Azizbeg Mirza, Senior Director - PDS Projects & Operation - Corporate Solutions - Mumbai, JLL India

03.15 to 03.40 PMCoffee Break | Expo | Technology Bench Presentations | Networking | VIP Briefings
3.40 to 3.50 PMPresentation Session: - BPE Product Solutions for Data Centre Applications
Speaker
Vivek Kapoor, Vice President – Technical & Projects, Best Power Equipments (India) Pvt. Ltd.
03.50 to 04.05 PMPresentation Session: - Enhancing Security and Optimizing Your Cloud Infrastructure.
As technology and business success grow more embraced, IT leaders must strive to address issues including the complexity of hybrid environments, cybersecurity threats, increasing availability and performance while managing support and cost. Join us to learn how to enhance the security and optimize your cloud infrastructure to power your "on-prem cloud" or "public cloud".
Shree Parthasarathy, National Managing Partner – Trust & Transformation, Grant Thornton
04.05 to 04.50 PMPower Panel: - Digital transformation Trends & Know How for Harnessing the needs of future.
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 and this panel session is going to talk about removing the confusion and challenges for digital transformation.
Moderator
Dr. Mukesh Mehta, Chief Technology Officer, Batlivala & Karani Securities Ltd
Panelists
Prashant Ahire , VP - Head PMO & Service Delivery, Technology Solution Group, IIFL Finance Ltd.
Prasanna Lohar, VP - Technology (Digital, Innovation & Architecture), DCB Bank
Sankarson Banerjee, Chief Information Officer, RBL Bank
Meheriar G. Patel, Group Chief Information Officer, Digital Solutions, Jeena & Company
Prakash Dharmani, Global CIO, EPL Limited
05.00 to 05.30 PMW.Media Awards Ceremony
05.30 PM OnwardsVote of Thanks & Networking with Drinks

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