9th Feb 2021 9:30AM - 6:30PM


Time Session
9:55am – 10:00am Welcome Address
10:00am – 10:25am Fireside Chat :
Topic : Best practices for optimizing, modernizing and transforming your Data Center
Speakers :
Mohit Kapoor, Group CTO, Mahindra & Mahindra Group
Srikanth RP, Editor, Express Computer & CRN India, Indian Express Group (Moderator)
10:25am – 11:05am Fireside Chat :
Topic : The future of IT infrastructure
Speakers :
Gopi Thangavel, Head of IT Infrastructure, Reliance Industries Ltd
Vikram K, Senior Director, Industry Verticals, HPE
Srikanth RP, Editor, Express Computer & CRN India, Indian Express Group (Moderator)
11:05am – 11:25am Topic : NVMe - The Key to Faster Cloud and Edge Performance
Speaker : Bhavin Shah, Regional Sales Manager, Western Digital
11:25am – 11:45am Topic : Scale & save with Cloud Data Protection in the new normal
Speaker : Bakshish Dutta, Country Manager-India & SAARC, Druva
11:45am – 12:30pm Panel Discussion :
Topic : Preparing your Data Center for the Data Tsunami
Panelists :
Parna Ghosh, Vice President & Group CIO, Minda Industries Ltd
Sharad Kumar Agarwal, CDIO, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd
Deepak Keni, Executive Vice President – Special Projects and Enablers, Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd
KV Dipu, Head – Operations & Customer Service, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
Akshay Dhanak, Group Chief Information Officer, Magma Fincorp
Naresh Rana, Sr. Sales Manager – Enterprise & Embedded Storage, Western Digital
Zainab Lakdawalla, Director Sales, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres India Pvt Ltd
12:30pm – 12:50pm Topic : Assess, Migrate, Manage and Optimise your Data Center with Crayon
Speaker : Rajesh Thadhani, Executive Director, Digital Transformation & Services, Crayon Software Experts India
12:50pm – 1:05pm Topic : Why India's Data Center market is set for exponential growth
Speaker : Rachit Mohan, India Head, Data Center Advisory, JLL
1:05pm – 1:30pm Awards
1:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm – 2:20pm Fireside Chat :
Topic : A glimpse into how India's Largest Bank is using the power of emerging technologies for improving Data Center efficiencies
Speakers :
Amit Saxena, Global Deputy CTO, State Bank of India
Srikanth R P, Editor, Express Computer & CRN India, Indian Express Group (Moderator)
2:20pm – 2:40pm Topic : Making Postgres Central in your Data Center
Speaker : Bruce Momjian, VP, PG Evangelist, EDB and co-founder & core team member of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group
2:40pm – 3:00pm Topic : Securing your Data Center
Speaker : Harishchandra Rana, Data Security Consultant, Patwa Kinarivala Electronics Ltd
3:00pm – 3:40pm Panel Discussion :
Topic : Taking your Data Center efficiencies to the next level with automation and other emerging technologies
Panelists :
Mathew Varghese, Regional Manager, HPE
Dr. Avadhut Parab, Global CIO, Wockhardt Ltd
Rohit Sarda, GM, Finance, Hindustan Zinc Ltd
Vilas Pujari, CIO, ACG Worldwide
Vaibhav Palan, Head - Digital, APAC, LafargeHolcim
N. Raman, Group GM - CISO, ONGC
3:40pm – 4:00pm Topic : Revolutionizing the Data Center landscape with AMD Epyc
Speaker : Ajay Krishna Thokala, Data Center Specialist, AMD India Pvt. Ltd
4:00pm – 4:40pm Panel Discussion :
Topic : Best practices for data protection and recovery
Panelists :
R Srinivas, General Manager, IT Infrastructure & Security, The Himalaya Drug Company
Sendil Kumar Venkatesan, CTO, Shriram Capital Ltd
Ravi Kalla, Head IT, Automation and Instrumentation, Anthem Biosciences Pvt Ltd
GP Ashok Kumar, GM IT & CTO, Karur Vysya Bank
Jitendra Panchal, VP-IT, CDSL
Bakshish Dutta, Country Manager - India & SAARC, Druva
4:40pm – 5:00pm Topic : Enterprise Edge Data Center : Leveraging Cloud and interconnection
Speaker : Manoj Paul, Managing Director, GPX India Pvt Ltd
5:00pm – 6:00pm Awards

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