In the past two years, data usage has skyrocketed, resulting in an unprecedented demand for streaming services and virtual connectivity. The Government of Bangladesh’s incentives, such as tax exemptions and capital repatriation, have enabled investment in the country’s IT sector. A strong resurgence in enterprise-level demand, driven by financial, technology, and healthcare companies, called for a high-end efficiency in data centre and security level. The previous years were also record-breaking ones for mergers and acquisitions and data center investment.
The rapid adoption of new technology exacerbated the already existing concern of cyber security. Bangladesh still faces security issues when it comes to high-end malware attacks. However, owing to the enhanced consumer protection and data and system securities, Bangladesh has been able to keep a tab on its digital security. As a result, Bangladesh ranks first in South Asia with a score of 59.64 in the National Cyber Security Index. The demand for technology-supporting infrastructure data centre and high-end cyber security is predicted to rise as a result of positive demographic dividends, rising incomes, and supportive policies for digitalisation.
Join us at the W.Media’s Digital Week 2022 – Bangladesh Edition where we discuss the way ahead for Bangladesh to have a pervasive digital infrastructure established which will be seen as a mark of definite progress by the global power – a step towards a more digitally savvy nation in line with the Digital Bangladesh agenda.
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|
|10:25 AM||Opening Address By W.Media|
|10:30 AM||Keynote Address By Government of Bangladesh
Journey from Vision 2021 to Vision 2041
After its two-year anniversary as the world’s 7th largest high-security data storage facility, Bangladesh has been able to reduce its reliance on foreign aid while also creating opportunities to save millions of dollars in foreign currency, according to officials of Bangladesh Data Centre Company Limited (BDCCL). With the growing market for data centers in Bangladesh and with the introduction of the Hi-Tech parks, Government of Bangladesh’s has moved many inches closer to their vision of ‘Digital Bangladesh’. This keynote address will share insight into the government’s plans to make robust investments for large-scale technology-based projects, especially for data centre, the opportunities public and the private sector has in attracting foreign investments on Bangladesh soil, necessary policy, law, infrastructure and technical security issues for Bangladesh and the plan to move ahead!
Bikarna Kumar Ghosh, Managing Director (Grade 1), Bangladesh Hi-tech Park Authority
|10:45AM||Power Panel Discussion
Bangladesh’s Data Centre Outlook – 2022
The adoption of digital technologies is of crucial importance for any country’s advancement. Bangladesh’s constant focus on securing and deploying in-house-made high-end technologies has been driving the growth of the country’s data centre sector. However, one of the major challenges the DC market needs to deal with is an investment and land acquisition constraints. Amidst these concerns, though, huge investments were made, with many organisations planning to move from the captive data centre to the outsourcing model. This power panel discussion will be based on how to leverage this demand for business opportunities and strengthen the data engineering ecosystem in Bangladesh for the current year and go beyond the said challenges.
Iqbal Ahmed F. Hasan (Russell), Founder & CEO, Divine IT Limited
Ruslan Nasir , Director, Coloasia Limited
Sumon Ahmed Sabir, CTO [email protected]
Emaad Ispahani, Managing Director CoLoCity Data Center
|11:30 AM||Panel Discussion
On-Premises DC, Still A Viable Solution
As the gradual shift or migration, away from the traditional on-premise data center continues towards cloud infrastructure, organisations are gradually also coming to terms that not everything can be moved to the cloud or is ideal for a cloud storage. While on-premise data centre may not be the answer to all of their challenges, data centre operators have understood that it must be considered in every application or workload delivery dialogue. In this panel discussion, we talk about how on-premise data centres are adapting to the new normal and how I&O leaders are tackling their most imminent challenges.
Md. Shoroer Morshad Porag, Chief Executive Officer, Pundit
Syed Anwar Hossain, General Manager, Nagad Ltd.
Razidul Ismlam, Vice President – ICT Division, NRB Commercial Bank Limited
Md. Shahadat Hossain, Deputy Managing Director, Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited (DBBL)
Sifat J Nur, CIO, Bashundhara Group
|12:15 PM||Panel Discussion
Curbing The Rising Threat Of Cyber Crimes
Data security procedures and services should protect data stored at any medium – in transit, or in use. With ransomware, social engineering, multi-vector, and supply chain threats on the rise, it’s more important than ever to build cybersecurity controls into the development, deployment, and management stages of the data platforms. In line with the government’s agenda of ensuring stable connectivity through all government institutions, more and more national and global corporations have started offering online services to Bangladesh. However, with rapid proliferation of internet and ICT, malware attacks and threats are likely to disrupt the nations entire data system. This panel discussion will throw some insights into the need for implementing the information security for the nation’s digital infrastructure, training and bumping up the number of skilled digital forensic individuals and the key cyber security challenges, and support needed all the while exploring the current transformations in Bangladesh’s cyber security landscape.
Sabarinathan Sampath, Chief Strategy Officer, DHN
Md. Mahbubul Alam (Rafel), Head – Information Security Division, Prime Bank Ltd.
Ahmed Rokibur Rahman, Head of Information Security & IT Governance, NCC Bank Ltd
A. B. M. Ahasan Ullah, Assistant Vice President – Infrastructure & Network; ICT Security & Risk Dept. – ICT Division, LankaBangla Finance Limited
|01:00 PM||Closing Remarks by W.Media|
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