A snapshot of ‘The Global High on Cloud Summit’ by BE Summit


The Global High on Cloud Summit started today at Sofitel, Mumbai. The summit has been organized by BE Summits in support by Dept. of Electronics and IT, Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India, SME Chamber of India and National e-Governance Plan.

Cloud Computing anywhere across the globe describes delivery of hosted services through the internet. People are shifting their business applications from traditional software models to the mighty cloud. You can hardly predict what would be our future if cloud computing wouldn’t be there to maneuver establishments safely towards profitable positions.

The Information Technology market in BRIC is to grow at a CAGR of 14.1% over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this markets growth is the increasing IT spending in BRIC. The IT market in BRIC market has also been witnessing increasing IT spending by banking sector.

The Global High on Cloud Summit, this year revolves around  the issues, concerns, latest trends, new technology and upcoming innovations on the Cloud platform which will give an open forum and opportunity to everyone in the industry to come together and share their ideas & updates and provide a global outlook.

The first day of the event saw 140+  C-level executives. Some of the reviews of the event are as follows:

“Brilliant event! I look forward to partnering with BE Summits for future events as well” – Mr.Venkatachalam, Secretary of SME Chamber of India

“It was a wonderful event. I would definitely like to attend more events held by BE Summits”–Kopal Raj, Tata Projects Head of IT

 Mr. Vamsicharan Mudiam, India & South Asia Cloud Leader, IBM India Pvt. Ltd. expressed his surprise at the number of C-level executives present all under one roof.

The agenda of the first day at the summit is given.

09:15 Opening Keynote Presentation: Enterprise Cloud Computing – Reality or Myth

  • Adoption of Cloud Computing
  • Currently provided Services
  • Industry expectations on Cloud Computing
  • Cloud lifecycle management

Speaker: Mr. Vijay Sethi – VP & CIO, Hero MotoCorp Limited

09:45     Panel Discussion: Identifying the right solution for your immediate needs

  • Experts talk on the enterprise needs & requirements
  • Cutting through the jungle of usual sales vendors
  • Quality analysis on the offered solution or service
  • Pre & Post implementation support

Moderator: Mr. Vamsicharan Mudiam, India & South Asia Cloud Leader, IBM India Pvt. Ltd.

10:15     Case Study: “Cloud Case Study – Essar Specific over Trends and Challenges”

Speaker: Mr. N Jayantha Prabhu, Chief Technology Officer, Essar Group

11:00     Keynote Presentation: “The Greater Promise of Cloud”

Speaker: Mr. Vamsicharan Mudiam, India & South Asia Cloud Leader, IBM India Pvt. Ltd.

Evolution of Green Cloud

12:15     Keynote Presentation: Cloud Computing: Principles of Optimisation and Frugal Engineering

Speaker: Mr. Anil Nama, CIO, CtrlS Datacenters

15:30     Keynote Presentation: Cloud Implementation & Management

  • What do you want the Cloud to do?
  • Environment migration challenges
  • Compliance & Controls
  • Government Regulations

Speaker: Mr. Jaiprakash Pherwani, Product Head – Cloud, Sify Technologies

Panel Discussion: Managing Cloud in “Turbulent” Time

  • Integrated application and infrastructure management strategies
  • New types of application and infrastructure management
  • Importance of automated application provisioning to overall cloud strategy
  • Point in the Cloud-Based Development / Operations Life Cycle

Moderator: Mr. Yateen Chodnekar – Group CIO, Writer Corporation