Digital Week 2021: South Asia – Sri Lanka Edition

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DIGITAL WEEK SOUTH ASIA: SRI LANKA EVENT BRIEF

The developments happening in Sri Lanka. 

  • Research and Markets forecast that Sri Lanka’s IT market will be back to growth in 2021. In 2020 Sri Lanka telecom opened up the National Data Center a purpose built tier 3 data center with a capacity of 500 racks located near the capital city Colombo. 
  • Sri Lanka Government has implemented the National Cloud and Data Centre infrastructure to accelerate the digital transformation, established Local Government Network (LGN) project which integrates all the government establishments in the country for effective communications.
  • Sri Lanka is located in an advanced strategic location compared to other countries and is also the gateway to communications and submarine networks for the Asia region. Sri Lankan enterprises are also going forward for adoption of best in break cloud technology for their business needs. 

However although there are great developments happening in the tech space there are still challenges that enterprises are facing in Sri Lanka including

  •   Lack of Cyber tech Adaptation & tech know how shortage
  • Lack of knowledge on cloud concepts and benefits  vs trade offs
  •   Infrastructure & investment issues for development, Sri Lanka is expected to receive significant investments of Data center and cloud security

As a tech enthusiast In order to make sure you are well versed with these updates & challenges W.media has created the largest platform for Sri Lanka’s tech enthusiasts to join together and get insights from the top experts from across the world.

Welcome to W.Media’s Digital Week South Asia – Sri Lanka edition starting from the 29th of April.

Agenda for South Asia Digital Week - Sri Lanka Edition

Time Slot (GMT+5:30) Topic
10:00 AM Keynote Address from the Gov of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka as the Asian Digital Tiger – Key cloud & data center trends

Learn about the new policies and initiatives for fast forwarding Digital Transformation and taking Sri Lanka to the forefront as we see growth in data center Government Digital initiatives and Digital Payments. We have seen an increase in demand for multi-tenant data centers and also with captive data data centers in the banking sector.

Speaker: –

Mahindra B Herath, CEO, ICTA

10:20 AM Power Panel Session

Making Data Center’s the focus for Sri Lanka – Key needs of the hour

Sri Lanka is strategically located and has the resources to be the leader in tech from Asia. However it’s not yet at the top and the million dollar question is how do we take Sri Lanka to the top of Cloud, Data Center and Cyber security market?

A) What does Sri Lanka need to leapfrog in the Digital Economy?
B) With such a strategic location why has it not already been at the forefront?
C) What is missing?
D) The type of Infra and Investment it needs to advance further?
E) Are modular data centers the need of the hour in Sri Lanka?

Moderator: –

Savithri Rodrigo, Founder, Stratyx Promotions & Media Concepts (Pvt) Limited & Stratyx Write (Pvt) Limited

Panelists: –

Rajendra Theagarajah, Non Executive Chairman, Digital Reality ( A Dialog Axiata & Orion Smart City JV)

Marco Brandstaetter, Regional Director Middle East and South Asia, DE-CIX

11:00 AM Presentation Session

Role of automation in prevention and corrective role of Data Center

Sri Lanka got its first Tier 3 certified data center 2 years back. However the big question is what’s next? Learn through this session on What is the role you see for Data Center automation which will prevent abnormal incidents in the Data center and drive efficiency?

11:10 AM Power Panel Session

How to overcome the absence of benchmarks and business need to go with green data centers in Sri Lanka

Green data centers is not just a buzzword in developing countries like Sri Lanka anymore. It’s a priority as Sri Lanka is located in a highly strategic area it already has the tolls but lacks the expertise, an example to follow and most importantly CEO’s still do not feel the business need for investing in green data centers while data center managers have been urging for this change since long.

Moderator: – 

Lakmal Embuldeniya, Assistant General Manager, Tech One Global

Panelists: –

Hessam Saifi, Managing Director, DC PRO BV

Dinesh Wickremanayake, MD & Sri Lanka Location Head, WNS Global Services

Dr. Harshana Jayashantha De Silva, Manager – Data Center, KBSL information technologies ltd

Amal Kaluarachchi, Consultant – Data Center Services, Dialog Axiata PLC

11:50 AM Power Panel Session

Unbolting Sri Lanka’s Digital transformation opportunity

There are real growth opportunities for organizations in Sri Lanka who are ready to follow a digital transformation process.  Despite the blistering pace of global technological change, many emerging economies such as Sri Lanka and it’s enterprises have not yet started their digital revolution. If this continues then it will ramp up competition, disrupt industries and will force companies out of business. So in order to fast track the digital transformation process enterprises in Sri Lanka will have to look at the opportunities, challenges and technological resources available to save their business.

Moderator: – 

Rohan Mahakelam, Program Manager, Virtusa

Panelists: –

Eranga Perera, Head of IT, Jubilant food works Lanka Pvt Ltd

Zaheer Meeran, Head of Information Technology, Habib Bank Limited

Dr. Samila Fernando, Managing Director, Fastrupee Pvt Ltd

12:30 PM Power Panel Session

Why the importance of Enterprise cybersecurity should never be misjudged in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka 53% tech leaders say it is likely their enterprise will experience a cyberattack in the next 12 months and 62% say their cybersecurity teams are understaffed. In the midst of COVID-19—in which 92 percent of IT audit and security professionals say cybercrime is increasing—data and information are critical, including data about cybersecurity performance: This panel session will help you learn on what does and does not work, how and where improvements can be made, and what peers are doing in their enterprises.

Moderator: – 

Sujit Christy, Group CISO, John Keells Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka

Panelists: –

Roshan Razik, Head of Technology Ops and IT Security, Pearson Lanka

Commander (Rtd.) WASN Ananda, Chief Information Security Engineer, CERT – Sri Lanka

PS Reddy, EVP & Group CTO, Startek

01:10 PM Closing Remarks
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Digital Week 2021: South Asia – India Edition

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The tech developments happening in India: –

  • Research and Markets forecast that India’s data center market would achieve a value of $4billion by 2024.
  • 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
  • Researches have further predicted that by 2027, over 900 million Indians will have a digital presence and coupling it with the unscrupulous use of personal data and information by service providers, it is vital to implement stringent cybersecurity laws and technology.

The combined compounding rate of the digital market in India is higher than that of the Asia Pacific region. With this we can say that India is the future for Data Center & Cloud for Asia & for tech organizations who have or are yet to enter this diversified market.

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.

Welcome to W.Media’s Digital Week South Asia – India edition starting from the 28th of April covering India & also other countries like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka from 29th April.

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Time Slot (GMT+5:30) Topic
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.

Moderator: –

Jabez Tan, Head of Research, Structure Research

Panelists: –

Pankaj Agrawal, Partner, Capitel

Nigel Clarkson, Co – Founder and Head of Property, Stratus DC

Sumit Mukhija, CEO, STT GDC India

Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies

Darren Hawkins, CEO & Founder, SPACE DC

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.

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.

Moderator: –

NK Singh, Founder & CEO, Data Center Guru

Panelists: –

Vinod Nair, Service Head of Data Centre Ops, HDFC Ergo

Dhaval Pandya, Head IT – CIO & CDO, JSW Paints Pvt Ltd

Suppan SaraSaravanamuthu, 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.

Speaker: –

Ankesh Kumar, GM – Marketing, Schneider Electric 

11:50 AM Presentation Session

Ask the expert: – Managing Data Center Infrastructure Challenges

This session will discuss data center infrastructure management trends from the field based on the trends and ongoing challenges that enterprise data centers around the world incur on a daily basis.

Topics for this session will include:

  • What really makes a well-run data center
  • The changes we are seeing in the industry
  • What Tier level do I need for my data centers?
  • What can you tell us about the typical issues we see?
  • What are the challenges ahead for data centers?
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.

Moderator: –

Gaurav Khera, Director – Digital and Technology Advisor, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Panelists: –

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, PS to MD & Head of IT India, Patanjali and Thyssenkrupp

12:40 PM Presentation Session

Why hyperscale data center are here to stay in India

India’s Data Centre market has a significant headroom for growth compared to other mature markets. A key driver is consumer demand for app-based and OTT services running on the cloud. These specialized data centers are different from the regular data centers and more challenging to build, especially in areas where real estate and power are scarce or expensive. This session will take you through the essential, challenges and benefits of hyperscale data center establishment in India.

12:50 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.

Moderator: –

Venkatesh G, Deputy Editor, W.media

Panelists: –

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.

Moderator: –

Shalil Gupta, Chief Business Officer, Mosaic Digital

Panelists: –

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 Transformation, Sodexo India

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.

Panelists: –

Kamlesh Harchandani, Head – DC Designs and Development, CapitaLand

Vikram Tiwathia, Deputy Director General, COAI

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.

Panelists: –

Shobhana Lele, CIO, The Bombay Dyeing Manufacturing Company Limited

Arun Gupta, Technology Advisor, Shelby Hospitals

Atanu Pramanic, CIO, Hindalco Industries

Arivuvel Ramu, CTO, Tonik Bank

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.

Moderator: –

Sanjeev Assudani, Head – Delivery and Practice Lead – Cloud, Wipro Limited

Panelists: –

Anil Sinha, CTO, Early Salary

Pinkes Ambvat, CIO & IT Director, CRIF India

04:30 PM Closing Remarks
Time Slot (GMT+5:30) Topic
10:00 AM Welcome Address By W.Media
10:05 AM Power panel session

Assessing enterprise cyber resilience – Why cyber security matters?

Enterprise cybersecurity is not only the biggest elephant in the room, It’s the biggest elephant in the digital world. In 2020 the losses due to cybersecurity have been in trillions which is more than the GDP of half of the countries in the world. Data and technology is exploding in India. This session will focus on why endpoint security becomes absolutely essential for your enterprise. What are the advanced endpoint security tools that can enable enterprises to prevent and manage security threats?

Moderator: –

Dr. Burzin Bharucha, Advisor, EY

Panelists: –

Bharat Panchal, CRO – India, Middle East & Africa, FIS

Gary Brantley, CTO, Beazer Homes


Naseem Halder, CISO, ACKO General Insurance


Deepak Talwar, National Security Officer, Microsoft

Pawan Chawla, CISO, Future Generali Life Insurance

10:45 AM Keynote Address from the Gov of India

The current cyber security policy in India and what needs to change to manage the decade’s security challenges? 

The current cybersecurity policy was established in 2013 with a vision to build secure and resilient cyberspace for citizens, businesses and the government. Anticipating the boom in the IT industry and the resulting need of a cyberspace policy, the document was published with a mission to protect information and information structures, prevent and respond to cyber threats, and minimize the damage from cyber incidents. However with recent years going away the threats have multiplied. This discussion will share insights on the new requirements for cyber tech space in India.

11:00 AM Power Panel session

How Digitization is affecting the flow of opportunities & Funding in India

The digital market in India is going to grow by more than 30% by 2025.Foreign entities are now investing in India as the country rises to the forefront of the technology landscape in Asia. However these figures are possible to reach only through help from internal and external investments. Learn from top experts on how the favorable digital climate in India is attracting investments from within and outside India.

Moderator: – 

Vikram Upadhyaya, Founder, GHV Accelerator

Panelists: –

Amit Kumar, CEO, OLX Autos India

Vineeta Hariharan, Chief – External Projects, Ministry of Small, Micro and Medium Industries – Gov India


Deepak Sharma, President and Chief Digital Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank

Shweta Rajpal Kohli, Director and Head of Public Policy – India and SEA, Sequoia India

11:40 AM Presentation 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 using the same Linux to power your “on-prem cloud” or “public cloud”.

Speaker: –

Deepak Singh, Principal Sales Consultant, Oracle

11:50 AM Power Panel Session

Talent, Skills & Next gen technologies – Is your workforce ready to manage the threats & create resilience


Although technology has advanced. Upskilling the workforce with essential skills is a major challenge. Learn more about how technology leaders can work together on filling this gap.

Moderator: – 

Khushbu Jain. Advocate Supreme Court of India

Panelists: –

Vinit Sinha, Director – Cybersecurity SME, Mastercard

Ajay Bakshi, Global Transformation Head, Xerox


Samir Khare, CIO & CDO, FMB Capital Holdings PLC


Sharad Kumar Agarwal, CDIO, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd


R. Ramamoorthy, Head – IT & IS, TTK Prestige

12:30 PM Power Panel Session

Securing your cloud environment – What are the challenges and how to overcome them. 

With cloud computing becoming a necessary business strategy for enterprises today, cloud security has become indispensable. However, having the same approach that we have towards cybersecurity for an on-prem facility cannot be lifted and shifted to a cloud environment. So what are the different challenges and approaches to ensuring cyber security in the cloud environment.

Moderator: – 

Sujit Christy, Group CISO, John Keells Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka

Panelists: –

Jayram Ramesh, Head – Cyber Security, AIA

Sakshi Vidur, Head – Cyber Security, Yum Brands


Dr. Yask, CISO, Indian Oil Corporation


Shashank Bajpai, CISO, ECGC India


Deepak Singh, Principal Sales Consultant, Oracle

01:10 PM Closing Remarks
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Digital Week 2021: Singapore

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The rise of Singapore in the Cloud Computing, and Datacenter sphere is remarkable, and startlingly impressive for a nation with limited space. Its position as a mature datacenter hub both lends it industry credibility, but at the same time motivates regional counterparts to emerge as market contenders. To that end, Indonesia, and Malaysia have emerged as the most formidable Cloud Computing and Datacenter competitors. Having led the industry in APAC for over a decade, the market is pivoting towards efficiency and sustainability. Its reliable power grid, coupled with skilled personnel have proved to be overwhelmingly attractive against space scarcity concerns.

As new entrants establish their presence in Singapore, they have innovated to adapt to the unique features of the market landscape. The tight regulatory structure in Singapore is fueled in part by the design inefficiencies inherent to the architecture. But these restrictions have bread ingenuity, and Singapore’s seen a massive leap in sustainable design among key industry players. Singapore’s immense amount of digital infrastructure and economic position in the region has also created an ecosystem for Fintech companies to flourish, along with other industries working to pioneer cloud technologies.

This session will highlight the remarkable innovation taking place in the Lion City, along with all the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in 2021 and beyond.

The Digital Week Singapore Session will take place 25 February 2021 from 9AM – 12PM.  Request Sponsorship or Speaker details below to get involved!

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India Cloud & Datacenter Convention (Bangalore) 2021

Event Summary

The need for powerful cloud services and resilient data centers in India is growing exponentially. Data consumption and generation has reached the unprecedented level of half, and country’s need for reliable data infrastructure accelerates every day.

This demand has caught the ear of global tech giants; India’s directive for data localisation has influenced expansion plans by the likes of AWS, Airtel, Oracle, Google and Jio in partnership with Microsoft Azure. 

It is with no doubt this demand will continue to increase, driven by surges in cloud adoption, digital transformation and social media usage, as well as new Industry 4.0 technologies like 5G, AI and the Internet of Things. As a result, the India data center market has a forecasted value of US$3.2 billion by 2024.

Want to know what the future of the cloud will be in India? We’ll bring you expert insight on how these industries can maximise efficiencies without sacrificing on reliability. Join more that 750+ IT professionals at W.Media’s Cloud & Data Center Convention to be part of the conversation.

Agenda

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Location

Bangalore

Who Should attend?

  • C-level – CIO, CTO, CISO & CDO
  • Procurement & Sourcing
  • Head of IT / Data Centers / Networks
  • IT / M&E Consultants & Engineers
  • System Integrators
  • Data Center Commissioners
  • Head of Cloud Technologies
  • Vice President – Information Technology
  • Data Architect

Technology Showcase

Cloud Computing

Data Center Outsourcing

Data Center
Design &
Operations

Connectivity

Investment

Demographics

Who You Will Meet

74% Senior Management

19% Middle Management

7% Specialist

Projects

Key Industries

  • 5% Healthcare, Medical
    Tehnology & Pharma
  • 3% Logistics & Supply
    Chain Management
  • 3% Consumer Business &
    Professional Services
  • 2% Marine & Offshore
    Engineering
  • 2% Chemicals &
    Biotechnology

IT Products?
& Services
32%

Finance
& Banking
25%

  • 6% Emerging Business
  • 8% OTT Content, Media
  • 10% Gov, Cities,
    Infrastructure &
    Industrial Solutions
  • 2% Environment, Water,
    Energy & Clean Energy
  • 2% Aerospace & Precision
    Engineering & Electronics

Interest In

76%
Cloud

68%
Co-location

32%
Storage

48%
IT Strategy
& Leadership

38%
DC
Investment

Japan Cloud & Datacenter Convention 2021

Event Summary

Japan was an early adopter of digital infrastructure and has been a leading voice in discussions championing digital transformation in circles as high up as the UN G20. But what does the state of their digital economy look like on the ground?

By many accounts, Japan performs well above its APAC neighbors–it has the second highest region share in fibre connections and currently half of all businesses use cloud computing. But,

as was the case with many countries, the pandemic revealed weaknesses in their connectivity that they’re being quick to address.

Japan’s digitalisation is decidedly uneven. Transmission speeds are high but so are costs. Sectors like eCommerce have been able to thrive due to the quick adoption of cloud technology, and yet only 7.5% of government administrative procedures can be done entirely online.

In the last few months, Japan announced a “Digital New Deal” to upgrade the capabilities of their governmental agencies and public services. This initiative would increase investment in the pillars of fintech, AI, infrastructure, logistics, and healthcare, providing an economic stimulus domestically while setting out a blueprint for digital transformation that countries around the world could follow.

On the data center front, however, the country continues to attract investment from big names in colocation, such as Equinix, MC Digital Realty, NEC, NTT, and AT TOKYO, thanks in part to the Internet Initiative Japan instated last year. Japan is expected to see 11% year on year revenue growth in their data center market. Submarine connectivity between Japan-Guam-Australia, and the addition of another cable running throughout South-East Asia, demonstrate Japan’s commitment to and sophistication of its connectivity initiatives.

What work is there still to be done to realise Japan’s full digital potential? Join us at W.Media’s Cloud & Data Center Convention to find out!

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Location

Japan
Location: TBC

Date
September / October 2021
Time
8am – 5pm

Who Should attend?

  • C-level
  • Procurement & Sourcing
  • Head of IT / Data Centers / Networks
  • IT / M&E Consultants & Engineers
  • System Integrators
  • Data Center Commissioners

Vietnam Cloud & Datacenter Convention (Hanoi) 2021

Event Summary

Vietnam is the fastest-growing digital economy in Asia Pacific at a rate of 38% per year. The country is making efforts to push up digital transformation as a key strategy to boost the national economy. As a result, its digital sector is expected to contribute 30% to Vietnam’s economy by 2030. 

Vietnam’s digital economy in 2019 was valued at $12 billion, making up 5% of the nation’s GDP, or four times higher than 2015. The figure is predicted to reach $43 billion by 2025, with the fields of e-commerce, e-tourism, e-communication and e-hailing leading the way. Will Vietnam’s economy speed up to rank 1st in Southeast Asia?

How can Government and businesses drive this digital evolution? What are the challenges and how can we overcome these? Will the Vietnam dragons be unleashed after this pandemic?

Register now for Our Hanoi Cloud & Data Center Convention coming December 2021 to join 500+ IT professionals and find out what’s in store for Vietnam’s digital future.

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Location

Hanoi, Vietnam
Location: TBC

Date
September 2021
Time
8am to 5pm

Who Should attend?

  • C-level
  • Procurement & Sourcing
  • Head of IT / Data Centers / Networks
  • IT / M&E Consultants & Engineers
  • System Integrators
  • Data Center Commissioners

Event Speakers:

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Taiwan Cloud & Datacenter Convention 2021

Event Summary

The explosive momentum that the Taiwanese cloud market saw up in 2021 is expected to continue well into 2022, spurred on by the digitalisation demands of COVID-19. 

Taipei has emerged as the epicenter of this rapid digital expansion–implementing plans to construct  a 5G network and additional data centers within city limits. But the nation is also looking elsewhere, pursuing both domestic and international investments to maintain their competitiveness in the region. Google, for instance, recently selected the central city of Douliu as the site to begin construction of their third data center in Taiwan.

But while some of Asia’s emerging economies like Indonesia and Thailand are making great strides in the cloud market, corporations still prefer mature economies that can provide them with a strong power network and more reliable uptime. Because multiple deep-sea cables between the USA and Asia pass through Taiwan, the island also provides a geographic advantage to the American tech giants. Recent multinational agreements with western nations have cemented Taiwan as an essential partner in the rollout of 5G networks in the APAC region. 

On the state level, Taiwan is investing in bolstering five IT sectors: technology and digital, national defense, green energy, renewable energy, and biotech. Specifically, this involves such initiatives as recruiting 80 cyber security officials to establish a national team or creating another “Asian Silicon Valley” comparable to Hsinchu Science Park. 

How will these state-level actions impact the private sector? Digitalisation in Taiwan has the potential to impact all aspects of life, from healthcare to city planning. This event will focus on the most compelling trends in the cloud computing and data center industries in Taiwan. Tune in to find out more!

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Location

WMedia Pte. Ltd.
6 Raffles Boulevard,
#03-308 Marina Square,
Singapore 039594

Date
20 October 2021
Time
8am to 5pm

Who Should attend?

  • C-level
  • Procurement & Sourcing
  • Head of IT / Data Centers / Networks
  • IT / M&E Consultants & Engineers
  • System Integrators
  • Data Center Commissioners

Event Speakers:

Sponsors

Supporting Partners

Technology Showcase

Cloud Computing

Data Center Outsourcing

Data Center
Design &
Operations

Connectivity

Investment

Demographics

Who You Will Meet

74% Senior Management

19% Middle Management

7% Specialist

Projects

Key Industries

  • 5% Healthcare, Medical
    Tehnology & Pharma
  • 3% Logistics & Supply
    Chain Management
  • 3% Consumer Business &
    Professional Services
  • 2% Marine & Offshore
    Engineering
  • 2% Chemicals &
    Biotechnology

IT Products?
& Services
32%

Finance
& Banking
25%

  • 6% Emerging Business
  • 8% OTT Content, Media
  • 10% Gov, Cities,
    Infrastructure &
    Industrial Solutions
  • 2% Environment, Water,
    Energy & Clean Energy
  • 2% Aerospace & Precision
    Engineering & Electronics

Interest In

76%
Cloud

68%
Co-location

32%
Storage

48%
IT Strategy
& Leadership

38%
DC
Investment

Thailand Cloud & Datacenter Convention 2021

Event Summary

Thailand’s cloud and data center market could be on the verge of greatness. As the second-largest economy in ASEAN continues to improve its international connectivity, multinational companies are eyeing it for investment. But as these improvements are made and more of the population goes online, broadband quality and energy sustainability become increasingly pressing challenges for the market to overcome. 

With 61% of Thailand’s gross domestic product expected to be digitalised by 2022, and 95% of the population with broadband access by 2023, this market is quickly becoming one of the most interesting case studies in the region. 

What is in store for Thailand’s cloud and data center industries?

This November, join the W.Media team and hundreds of IT Professionals for our Annual Cloud & Data Center Convention to find out how you can be a part of the country’s digital future. 

Agenda

Full Speaker & Agenda Details coming soon.

Check back for updates!

Location

Bangkok, Thailand
Location: TBC

Date
11 November 2021
Time
8am to 5pm

Who Should attend?

  • C-level
  • Procurement & Sourcing
  • Head of IT / Data Centers / Networks
  • IT / M&E Consultants & Engineers
  • System Integrators
  • Data Center Commissioners

TH CDC 2019 Highlights

Sponsors

Technology Showcase

Cloud Computing

Data Center Outsourcing

Data Center
Design &
Operations

Connectivity

Investment

Demographics

Who You Will Meet

74% Senior Management

19% Middle Management

7% Specialist

Projects

Key Industries

  • 5% Healthcare, Medical
    Tehnology & Pharma
  • 3% Logistics & Supply
    Chain Management
  • 3% Consumer Business &
    Professional Services
  • 2% Marine & Offshore
    Engineering
  • 2% Chemicals &
    Biotechnology

IT Products?
& Services
32%

Finance
& Banking
25%

  • 6% Emerging Business
  • 8% OTT Content, Media
  • 10% Gov, Cities,
    Infrastructure &
    Industrial Solutions
  • 2% Environment, Water,
    Energy & Clean Energy
  • 2% Aerospace & Precision
    Engineering & Electronics

Interest In

76%
Cloud

68%
Co-location

32%
Storage

48%
IT Strategy
& Leadership

38%
DC
Investment

Singapore Cloud & Datacenter Convention 2021

Singapore Cloud & Datacenter Show Returns this July 2021

The rise of Singapore in the Cloud Computing, and Datacenter sphere is remarkable, and startlingly impressive for a nation with limited space. Its position as a mature datacenter hub both lends it industry credibility, but at the same time motivates regional counterparts to emerge as market contenders. To that end, Indonesia, and Malaysia have emerged as the most formidable Cloud Computing and Datacenter competitors. Having led the industry in  APAC for over a decade, the market is pivoting towards efficiency and sustainability. Its reliable power grid, coupled with skilled personnel have proved to be overwhelmingly attractive against space scarcity concerns.

As new entrants establish their presence in Singapore, they’re pushed to adapt to the unique features of the market landscape. Singapore’s tight regulatory structure–fuelled by the design inefficiencies inherent to data center architecture–pushes providers to innovate sustainably. In the cloud computing sphere, though, Fintech is king, and the flexibility these cloud enterprises enjoy drives competition and ensures that only the very best stand out.

Will the Lion City continue to punch above its weight?

W. Media is gathering a whole suite of experts to share their local insights at our upcoming Singapore Cloud & Datacenter Convention 2021. This event will offer a comprehensive look at developments on both the technology and business sides of these industries–from regional database management to fintech to 5G adoption.

Agenda & Speakers

Period Topic
8.00am Arrival Check-in (AM Group)
8.30am Tech Bench Presentations
9.00am Expo Walkthrough and Business Meetings
11.00am Guest-of-Honour Opening Address
  Keynote: Internet Platform Business Demand Forecast over the next 5 years
  Panel: Government Policies & Regulations Impacting Internet Platform Business & Infrastructure Expansion across Asia Pacific
  Keynote: Sustainability – The Cost-Benefit and Green Tax
1.00pm Arrival Check-in (PM Group)
1.30pm Tech Bench Presentations
2.00pm Expo Walkthrough and Business Meetings
4.00pm Guest-of-Honour Opening Address
  Keynote: 2019 – 2023 Growing Trends in Space, Power & Connectivity: Top 10 Enterprise Sectors in Singapore
  Panel: Key Event Failures and Learning Outcomes for Internet Data Center Operators in APAC
Period Topic
8.00am Arrival Check-in (AM Group)
8.30am Tech Bench Presentations
9.00am Expo Walkthrough and Business Meetings
11.00am Guest-of-Honour Opening Address
  Keynote: Public Sector Multi-Cloud Strategy – Journey through Digital Transformation and IT Policy for Cloud Adoption
  Keynote: Enterprise CXOs Top 10 Key Concerns with Digital Transformation
  Panel: Business Continuity Plan – The Trust Fall
1.00pm Arrival Check-in (PM Group)
1.30pm Tech Bench Presentations
2.00pm Expo Walkthrough and Business Meetings
4.00pm Guest-of-Honour Opening Address
  Keynote: Transforming Workplace Digital Infrastructure
  Panel: Securing and Detecting Lone Wolf Information Theft in Organisation

Location

Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level 3, Singapore

Date
Thursday, 29th July 2021

Time
AM Group: 8am – 1pm
PM Group: 1pm – 6pm
*Due to limited capacity, participation is on-invite only

Who Should attend?

–  CEO, CIO, CTO, COO, CFO
– Head of Engineering/Facilities
– Head of IT/Networks
– Cloud & Infrastructure Engineers
– OTT Publishers
– IT/DC Procurement & Sourcing
– IT / M&E Consultants & Engineers
– System Integrators

SG CDC 2019 Highlights

Sponsors

Supporting Partners

Vietnam Cloud & Datacenter Convention (Ho Chi Minh) 2021

Ho Chi Minh City’s Cloud & Datacenter Convention
-Thriving on Secured Cloud

The dynamic startup scene in Vietnam is key in the nation’s accelerated growth in Cloud Computing, and Data Centers. The Vietnam’s MIC considers cloud computing platform a digital infrastructure for the development of digital government, economy, and society. The market is forecast to be worth US$ 500 million by 2025, he said, adding that this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed its growth by 40%.

Coupled with the central government’s focus on 5G connectivity, and national security concerns leading to data localization laws, the industry stands to undergo massive growth. Within the final months of 2020, all three major mobile carriers in Vietnam announced trials of commercial 5G services, placing Vietnam as one of the first countries in the world to roll out the latest generation of wireless technology, an advance expected to provide a strong boost to the digital economy. The latter’s effect was in some part, stemmed due to Indonesia’ example in enacting and adjusting data sovereignty laws, allowing for a working roadmap in dealing with national security measures.

With 70% of Vietnam’s population of 100 million, aged 35 and below, the industry for cloud computing service delivery models is set to expand significantly. Ho Chi Minh City particularly stands as the populous city in Vietnam, with a concentration of start-ups that makes it an extremely lucrative market for expansion. The status of Ho Chi Minh City as a new entrant ready to challenge the status quo with its reliance on self-sufficiency should be explored for the vast opportunities it offers. Considering the immense reverberations Vietnam sent out to Southeast Asia and beyond with its careful selection of 5G network partners, Cybersecurity as a holistic framework becomes pertinent. Industry leaders and new entrants can expect to be in the forefront of the latest developments in Southeast Asia’s rising giant.

Agenda

TIME PLENARY HALL
0800 Registration & Breakfast
0855 Chairman Welcome Address
0900 Guest of Honour Speech: Ho Chi Minh City – Bridging Start-Ups, Governmental Initiatives and Cloud
0915 Opening Debate: Connectivity and leaping ahead – Getting the 5G roll-out and Cybersecurity done right.
0945 Vietnam’s Datacenter & Cloud Markets Development Presentation
Sponsored by Viettel IDC
1030 Morning Coffee Break and Technology Bench Presentations in Expo Hall
1045 Case Study: Digital Transformation Considerations – culture, infrastructure, cybersecurity, IT resiliency in the new normal of COVID19
1130 Telco & Connectivity Presentation
12:00 Lunch and Technology Bench Presentations at Expo Hall
1330 Panel Discussion: Vietnam as a cloud computing gateway for the region
1400 Hybrid Cloud Presentation
1430 Panel: Data Centers for Vietnam’s ICT Industry – location, resiliency and quality
1500 Datacenter Presentation
1530 Leapfrogging ahead: Data Localization and its opportunities for growth in ICT sector
1600 Evening Drinks Reception at Expo Hall

Location

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Venue to be Announced

Date
Thursday, 17th June 2021

Time
8am – 4pm

Who Should attend?

– CEO, CIO, CTO, COO, CFO
– Head of Engineering/Facilities
– Head of IT/Networks
– Cloud & Infrastructure Engineers
– OTT Publishers
– IT/DC Procurement & Sourcing
– IT / M&E Consultants & Engineers
– System Integrators

VN CDC 2019 Highlights

Sponsors

Malaysia Cloud & Datacenter Convention 2021

Event Summary

Malaysia stands at the very edge of maturing into a fully-fledged Cloud Computing hub. In Budget 2020, a total of MYR 21.6 bn was earmarked into the National Fiberisation & Connectivity Plan (NFCP). Put in place to accelerate the roll-out of 5G connectivity throughout Malaysia, the resulting high-speed access from NFCP, allows for a total evolution of how businesses exist in the digital sphere. 

At the very heart of the question of the rise in Cloud Technologies in Malaysia, is the market position that the country has its sights on.  

With its expansive terrain, and proximity to a relatively developed cloud computing hub such as Singapore, it has the potential to absolutely challenge mature markets. Recognising this yet to be maximised window of growth, global players like Alibaba have shrewdly and rapidly moved to set-up operations in Malaysia. The Malaysia Cloud and Datacenter Convention 2020 (MYCDC2020) is tailored precisely to the massive game-changing nature of 5G, and the reverberations it carries for all major players in Malaysia’s Cloud Ecosystem.

At W.Media’s Cloud and Data Center Convention, both industry leaders and new entrants alike can expect to be in the forefront on the debate of issues surrounding these rapidly transforming industries.

Agenda

Full Speaker & Agenda Details coming soon.

Check back for updates!

Location

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Venue: TBD

Date
September 2021
Time
8am – 5pm

Who Should attend?

  • C-level
  • Procurement & Sourcing
  • Head of IT / Data Centers / Networks
  • IT / M&E Consultants & Engineers
  • System Integrators
  • Data Center Commissioners

MY CDC 2018 Highlights

Sponsors

Technology Showcase

Cloud Computing

Data Center Outsourcing

Data Center
Design &
Operations

Connectivity

Investment

Demographics

Who You Will Meet

74% Senior Management

19% Middle Management

7% Specialist

Projects

Key Industries

  • 5% Healthcare, Medical
    Tehnology & Pharma
  • 3% Logistics & Supply
    Chain Management
  • 3% Consumer Business &
    Professional Services
  • 2% Marine & Offshore
    Engineering
  • 2% Chemicals &
    Biotechnology

IT Products?
& Services
32%

Finance
& Banking
25%

  • 6% Emerging Business
  • 8% OTT Content, Media
  • 10% Gov, Cities,
    Infrastructure &
    Industrial Solutions
  • 2% Environment, Water,
    Energy & Clean Energy
  • 2% Aerospace & Precision
    Engineering & Electronics

Interest In

76%
Cloud

68%
Co-location

32%
Storage

48%
IT Strategy
& Leadership

38%
DC
Investment

Is Effective Cybersecurity Expensive?

Event Summary

Discover the newest cybersecurity solutions suited to your business needs and best practice to combat cyber threats.

Cyberattacks can cost a business millions or even billions of dollars on top of irreparable reputational damage.

Here are some alarming statistics:

  • By 2021, cybercrime will cost $6 trillion globally
  • Asia Pacific had the most cybersecurity incidents in the world
  • 96% of Singaporean businesses suffered a data breach in 2019
  • The Philippines ranked the 7th most attacked country in the world
  • 94% of Vietnamese enterprises were victims of information breaches
  • 84% of organisations will continue to support remote work after the pandemic, but 41% have not expanded their security.

Effective cybersecurity requires time and money spent on appropriate software, training staff and empowering a culture of cybersecurity.

But despite the detrimental risks, cybersecurity spending in Southeast Asia was estimated at $1.9 billion in 2017, a tiny 0.06% of the region’s GDP. 

And though spending is expected to grow by 15% in Southeast Asia and US$133.8 billion globally, will this be enough to prevent the increasingly complex cyberthreats?

While the pandemic might be one of the largest security threats the world has ever seen, the need for cybersecurity isn’t new and will continue far into the future. 

So, the question is, can you afford not to have effective cybersecurity?

Agenda

SGT/HKT Agenda
1045 Pre-Show
1100 [Show-Time] Chairman Welcome Address
1105 [Presentation] The cost of cybercrime and cybersecurity
1125 [Panel Discussion] Is Effective Cybersecurity Expensive?
1.What solutions are available for small and large businesses?
2.Implementing a cybersecurity strategy
3.Is cybersecurity worth it?
1155 Q&A and Chairman Summary 
1200 Session Adjourned 

Registration for qualified participants is free in support of COVID-19 Work From Home.

Qualified Audience
These events are open to any strategic or business person whose function interacts with the enterprise or service provider and that comprise the increasingly complex technology purchaser/decision-maker chain, to include:

• C-level management: CEO, CIO, CTO, CFO, COO, CSO, CISO
• Senior executives: Head of Business, Head of Finance, Head of IT, Head of Digital Transformation, Head of Human Resource, Head of Operations
• End-users

Should you require any assistance on registration, kindly contact rsvp@w.media

Thought-Leadership or Advertise 

Looking to be seen and heard by our vast network of key decision makers and technology enthusiasts? We have a variety of event sponsorship packages to suit your marketing budget.

Become a Supporting Partner 

If you are Service Provider looking to explore opportunities to get in front of our audience, do reach out to us at partner@w.media

Sponsors

Cybersecurity – The Weakest Link

Event Summary

Discover the latest cybersecurity trends in Southeast Asia and solutions to strengthen your business against growing cyber threats. Register now for ‘Cybersecurity – The Weakest Link’!

Southeast Asia is becoming a prime target for cybercriminals, with rapidly growing digitalisation and interconnectivity in the region.

Some of the most common cyber threats causing huge monetary and reputational damages in Southeast Asia include botnets, phishing, banking malware and ransomware. 

But who or what is the weakest link in your cybersecurity chain making your business vulnerable to cyber attacks? Is it the people? Your workplace culture? Or failing technology? 

Businesses need to take action now to prevent the cybercriminals from winning. So what can you do to strengthen your weakest links?

Register now and tune in on Thursday 24th September to find out how you can protect your business from the growing threat of cybercriminals.

Agenda - 24th September 2020

SGT/HKT Agenda
1045 [Pre-Show] Introduction
1050 [Pre-Show] Interview with Ajay Kumar, Director, Solutions Engineering – APJ, BeyondTrust
1055 [Show-Time] Chairman Welcome Address
1100 [Presentation] The Weakest Link in Endpoint Security
Ajay Kumar, Director, Solutions Engineering – APJ, BeyondTrust
Over the past decade, the world has been devastated by new viruses, in health and in cybersecurity. EKANS ransomware is only the latest example in the long list of cyber-attack methods swarming Asia Pacific and the world. In this session, Ajay Kumar will cover why organizations still struggle to tackle the “endpoint security puzzle”, even after the recent boom of next-gen AV technology.
1110 [Presentation] Cyber threat landscape in Southeast Asia
Leonard Ong, Region Information Security Officer, APAC, GE Healthcare
1130 [Panel Discussion] Cybersecurity’s Weakest Link
1.What is the weakest link for cybersecurity?
2.How do cybercriminals exploit weak links?
3.How can you strengthen your weakest links?
4. Is the Zero Trust model easily achievable?
5. How can you remove local admin rights without disrupting your operations?
Raju Chellam,Hon Vice Chair of the Cloud & Data Chapter, SGTech
Ajay Kumar, Director, Solutions Engineering – APJ, BeyondTrust
Leonard Ong, Region Information Security Officer, APAC, GE Healthcare
Moderator: Alvin Rodrigues, Business Security Strategist
1155 Q&A and Chairman Summary 
1200 Session Adjourned 

Registration for qualified participants is free in support of COVID-19 Work From Home.

Qualified Audience
These events are open to any strategic or business person whose function interacts with the enterprise or service provider and that comprise the increasingly complex technology purchaser/decision-maker chain, to include:

• C-level management: CEO, CIO, CTO, CFO, COO, CSO, CISO
• Senior executives: Head of Business, Head of Finance, Head of IT, Head of Digital Transformation, Head of Human Resource, Head of Operations
• End-users

Registration Closed

Thought – Leadership or Advertise

Looking to be seen and heard by our vast network of key decision makers and technology enthusiasts? We have a variety of event sponsorship packages to suit your marketing budget.

Sponsor this event

Get in Touch
If you are a Technology Service Provider and will like to explore opportunities to get infront of our audience, do reach out to us at partner@w.media

Sponsors

Supporting Partners

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Ajay Kumar
Director, Solutions Engineering – APJ
BeyondTrust


Alvin Rodrigues
Field Chief Security Officer
InfoBlox


Leonard Ong
Region Information Security Officer, APAC
GE Healthcare


Raju Chellam
Hon Vice Chair of the Cloud & Data Chapter
SGTech