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CIO.inc Cloud Leadership Summit

8:30 AM - 6:30 PM IST

Event Overview

Digital transformation and cloud have challenged the status quo of the IT and security leaders in building a resilient enterprise and accelerating business growth in the last few years. Considering that India’s GDP has touched the $3.75 trillion mark in 2023, as tweeted by the finance minister recently, with the country aiming to be a $1 trillion digital economy by 2026, the leadership teams will have to unleash their potential in establishing a robust cloud platform to drive innovation. 

It would not be an understatement to say that the CEOs have always made it a top priority to leverage technology to drive growth, speed time to market, drive innovation and transform Indian businesses, where cloud has changed the way of conducting businesses.

According to recent research reports, the widespread migration to cloud is increasing as organizations embrace flexible hybrid workspaces, digital-first business models, API-enabled ecosystems and extended supply chain networks. Additionally, new developments in wireless connectivity such as 5G mean that cloud will grow, expand and become more ubiquitous than ever before. This has created tremendous opportunities in the cloud market and created broad momentum in terms of investments and opportunities.

The Cloud Leadership Summit is an exclusive event focused on industry-led growth that brings together influential thought leaders, industry experts and decision-makers across India’s cloud ecosystem consisting of diverse industries and business sectors. This one-day-only event will bring together leading cloud platform providers, key speakers, industry leaders, key customers and hundreds of attendees to shape the future of enterprises and successfully drive digital transformation.

The summit will also feature insightful keynotes, use cases, technical presentations, service and product descriptions, and interactive panels that delve into the future of cloud and related cloud solutions and applications. It will provide organizations with road maps to shape their future in the evolving cloud landscape. Some of the discussion topics include generative AI models in cloud, securing cloud in the 5G era, cloud computing, cloud interoperability, cyber insurance, and more.

Venue

Pullman New Delhi Aerocity

Delhi

Highlight Topics

  • Multi Cloud Environment
  • Cloud Leadership
  • Security and Privacy Considerations
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Skills Challenge in the 5g era
  • Economics of Cloud

Agenda

Registration & Breakfast

Nikita Bose

National PMU-RAMP, Ministry of MSME

Navigating Digital Transformation: Cloud Strategies for Success

It provides the foundation for scalable and agile infrastructures. Cloud-based solutions offer cost-effective access to limitless computing resources, limiting the need for capex. Moreover, cloud facilitates the integration of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics. Embracing a cloud-first approach empowers businesses to securely store, process, and analyze vast amounts of data, ultimately leading to informed decision-making and enhanced customer experiences. This session will delve into actionable strategies to harness the full potential of cloud computing for pursuing a successful digital transformation journey.

Nikita Bose, National PMU-RAMP, Ministry of MSME

Amitabh Nag

Chief Executive Officer, Digital India Bhashini Division (Bhashini)

Cloud Leadership: Tapping the Forces of Change for Business Acceleration

By embracing the power of the cloud, organizations can accelerate business growth, enhance agility, and stay ahead in an increasingly digital landscape. Effective cloud leaders understand the potential of cloud technology, drive strategic initiatives, and empower their organizations to tap into the transformative capabilities offered by the cloud.  
 
 

The session will explore how cloud leadership can tap into necessary forces of change underpinning the need to drive innovations using concepts, such as metaverse, 5G, understanding interoperability issues and cyber liability insurance, to enable businesses to leverage cloud computing for its competitive advantage. 

Amitabh Nag, Chief Executive Officer, Digital India Bhashini Division (Bhashini)

Speaker name

Hybrid Cloud: How Business Leaders Weigh in on the Future

Are business leaders seeing the value of hybrid cloud to improve their IT infrastructure and support their business goals? Will hybrid cloud infrastructure be better equipped to meet their future infrastructure demands? Does hybrid cloud facilitate innovation and faster go-to-market times? These are important questions to be answered before deciding to place bets. 

Capt Felix Mohan

Co-founder & CEO, CISOCybersecurity and Former Global CISO Airtel

Zero Trust Architecture and Cloud Security: Navigating the Complexities for Safeguarding Data

This session will deep dive into the fusion of zero trust architecture and cloud security, providing insights for CIOs and CISOs on how to navigate the challenges and complexities. The session will also deliver aspects of strategies to safeguard sensitive data, seamlessly integrate zero trust principles into cloud environments, and ensure compliance with evolving regulatory standards. Join us for an enlightening discussion on fortifying your cloud infrastructure against the modern threat landscape.

The session will cover:

  • Strategies for seamless zero trust integration;
  • Compliance and data protection;
  • Threat mitigation and incident response;
  • Maximizing ROI with zero trust and cloud security.

Capt Felix Mohan, Co-founder & CEO, CISOCybersecurity and Former Global CISO Airtel

Cdr. Praveen Kumar

CISO, Zee Entertainment

Pooja Bansal

Director - Information Security, Fareportal

Cdr Sanjeev Singh

Chief Information Security Officer & Data Protection Officer, BirlaSoft

Pradeep Rangi

CRO, Airtel Payments Bank

Panel Discussion: Cloud Security and Privacy Considerations: Where Does the Buck Stop?

Without clearly stated guidelines, it could be difficult to understand and define the responsibilities of customers and CSPs, resulting in compromised security and privacy of data and applications. 

In addition to the shared responsibility model, there is a number of other factors that can affect security and privacy in a cloud environment. These factors include the type of cloud service, the location of the cloud data, and the compliance requirements of the organization. 

Who is responsible for what in the cloud? How can shared responsibility model be navigated? What is the role of data sovereignty and data localization? How can CIOs and CISOs navigate the risks? What are the right ways of ensuring security and privacy in the cloud environment?  

The panel will discuss:  

  • Challenges in understanding the shared responsibility model
  • Role of CSP and customer in defining the strategy
  • Compliance and regulatory considerations
  • Incident response and CSP’s responsibilities
  • How you do treat threat intel differently? 

Cdr. Praveen Kumar, CISO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.
Pooja Bansal, Director – Information Security, Fareportal
Cdr Sanjeev Singh, CISO & Data Protection Officer, BirlaSoft
Pradeep Rangi, Chief Risk Officer, Airtel Payments Bank

Speaker name

Desg, Org

Decoding Cloud FinOps to Get the Most From Cloud Investments

An indirect yet important outcome of this is accelerating digital transformation beyond just cost savings.  

The session will cover: 

  • An overview of FinOps; 
  • Making FinOps a part of cloud adoption strategy; 
  • Steps involved in establishing a FinOps culture; 
  • Challenges of adopting FinOps. 

Nikhil Goel

Vice President & Group Head – IT & Projects, Max Healthcare

Arvind Sivaramakrishnan

CIO, Karkinos Healthcare

Jai Prakash Dwivedi

Chief Information Officer, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre

Abhishek Bansal

Head Non Financial Risk & CISO, Max Life Insurance Company Ltd

Understanding Cloud Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare: Key Considerations

However, healthcare organizations must carefully consider data security, compliance and interoperability, while addressing challenges related to legacy systems and cultural adaptation. By overcoming these hurdles, healthcare providers can leverage cloud-native solutions to transform and innovate in the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. 

The session will cover:  

  • Cloud-based disaster recovery and business continuity; 
  • Use of right technology tools to mitigate challenges in healthcare; 
  • Cloud governance strategy; 
  • Cloud security challenges. 

Nikhil Goel, Vice President & Group Head – IT & Projects, Max Healthcare
Arvind Sivaramakrishnan, CIO, Karkinos Healthcare
Jai Prakash Dwivedi, Chief Information Officer, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre
Abhishek Bansal, Head Non Financial Risk & CISO, Max Life Insurance Company Limited

Speaker name

Designation, Company

The Role of Operating System Standardization in Cloud Stability and Performance

Therefore, organizations have to carefully assess these challenges and develop strategies to effectively manage multiple operating systems.  

Standardizing operating systems can simplify cloud journey by: 

  • Reducing complexity
  • Increasing security
  • Improving performance
  • Lowering costs 

Rajeev Batra

CIO, Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd, (Times Group)

Lily Prasad

CTO, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Sourabh Tiwari

Global Chief Digital and Information Officer, Forbes Marshall

Addressing Multi-Cloud Data Integration and Security Challenges

These challenges encompass the integration of data, the variability of cloud APIs, and the absence of standardized protocols, making interoperability a formidable task. The efficient movement of data between SaaS applications presents another intricate challenge, which is further complicated by the intricacies of microservices. Preparing the workforce with the essential skills for the evolving technology stack and defining shared responsibilities for data security are essential considerations. Enterprises are increasingly exploring standards-based solutions to overcome these hurdles and establish a robust foundation for achieving long-term success in the multi-cloud era.

Rajeev Batra,  CIO, Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group)
Sourabh Tiwari, Global Chief Digital and Information Officer, Forbes Marshall
Lily Prasad, Chief Technology Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Sharad Kumar Agarwal

CDIO, JK Tyre & Industries

Kaustubh Dabral

Global CIO, Dabur India Ltd

Vinod Bhat

Chief Information Officer (CIO) & Chief Ethics Counsellor (CEC), Vistara - TATA SIA Airlines Ltd.

Fireside chat: Aligning Cloud Strategy With AI Adoption: Are CIOs Cashing in on the Opportunity?

Various cloud computing models have played a vital role in shaping the use of AI use cases in the real world. Moreover, edge computing, which extends the cloud capabilities to on-premises with low latency will further help in developing more practical use cases. More recently, large language models, LLMs, have gained popularity and the fundamental layer to those is cloud computing. How are CIOs tweaking their cloud computing framework to accelerate the practical application of new AI technologies, including generative AI?  

The session will cover:  

  • The growing influence of AI and enterprise response 
  • The need for augmenting cloud infrastructure for optimal performance
  • Challenges in aligning AI and cloud strategies

Sharad Kumar Agarwal, CDIO, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.
Kaustubh Dabral, Global CIO, Dabur India Limited
Vinod Bhat, Chief Information Officer (CIO) & Chief Ethics Counsellor (CEC), Vistara – TATA SIA Airlines Ltd.

Speaker Name

Desg, Org

Panel Discussion: Minimizing Risks With Cyber Liability Insurance: A Balanced Approach to Securing Cloud Data

A single enterprise can have multiple cloud relationships, which may lead to accountability issues in case of a breach. The industry has faced several misconceptions about cloud and the liability of its risks. When data is stored in the cloud, organizations often assume that the associated risks are transferred to the third-party cloud provider. It’s always a question of who has the ownership of risk and its mitigation process: third-party service provider or the organization? The new component in the entire liability process is the adoption of cyber insurance and the organizations’ effort to transfer the liability to cyber insurers. 

The session will cover: 

  • Is cyber insurance a solution to reducing risks associated with cloud? 
  • Are cyber insurance companies turning to negotiators to balance security and assume liability of a breach? 
  • How much are underwriters in the insurance companies clued into evaluating the cloud security risks? 

Networking Break

Vijay Sethi

Chairman, MentorKart and Crafsol Technologies

Dr. Neena Pahuja

Executive Member, National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET under MSDE)

Rajesh Garg

Senior Director Finance & CFO, Stryker India

Economics of Cloud: Optimizing Spend by Avoiding Ignorance

As a result, most enterprises develop business cases and also negotiate contracts that don’t take into account the differential approach specific to cloud. The result: overspending or rising cost of cloud adoption. This raises questions on deriving value from cloud investments, which often fall short of expectations, resulting in reverse migration to on-premises. The session will focus on cloud economics and optimizing investments. How can companies avoid mistakes like undefined cloud road maps, miscalculated cloud forecasts, undefined business cases, etc.?  

The session will cover:  

  • Understanding cloud cost factors; 
  • Practical cost-optimization strategies;  
  • Importance of visibility and monitoring; 
  • Importance of cloud governance. 

Vijay Sethi, Chairman, MentorKart and Crafsol Technologies
Dr. Neena Pahuja, Executive Member, National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET under MSDE)
Rajesh Garg, Senior Director Finance & CFO, Stryker India

Speaker

Tackling the Cloud Skills Challenge in the 5G Era

By nurturing a skilled talent pool through education, upskilling existing employees, fostering industry-academia collaboration and government support, organizations can effectively address the cloud skills shortage and stay ahead in the ever-evolving 5G landscape. 

The session will cover: 

  • How to address shortage of talent; 
  • Proactive measures to address the cloud skills shortage; 
  • Fostering collaboration between industry and academia; 
  • The role of government in addressing the cloud skills shortage. 

Ankit Kumar

Founder & CEO, Skye Air

Spotlight: Disrupting Logistics With Cloud-Integrated Drone Delivery and UTM Solutions

Skye Air, a pioneering player in the unmanned aviation sector, is revolutionizing last-mile delivery through a unique approach that combines cloud computing, artificial intelligence and innovative UTM modules. By leveraging the cloud’s scalability and versatility, Skye Air effectively addresses the complexities of low-altitude drone operations. This session delves into Skye Air’s strategic decision to adopt cloud infrastructure over on-premises solutions, illuminating the business considerations behind this choice. Attendees will gain insights into Skye Air’s exemplary use cases where the cloud underpins various solutions and applications. Moreover, the presentation addresses the paramount issue of cybersecurity and risk management, highlighting Skye Air’s robust measures to safeguard data from potential threats and breaches. The conversation also includes valuable lessons on negotiating with cloud service providers and implementation partners to control costs. Lastly, Skye Air will outline its ambitious plans for future business expansion and articulate how cloud computing remains the logical choice for ensuring scalability and innovation in the evolving logistics landscape. This session is a must-attend for IT and security professionals seeking to understand the intricate interplay of cloud technology and drone delivery in the logistics sector.

Ankit Kumar, Founder & CEO, Skye Air

Closing Remarks

Arvind Sivaramakrishnan

CIO, Karkinos Healthcare

Cdr. Praveen Kumar

CISO, Zee Entertainment

Dr. Neena Pahuja

Executive Member, National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET under MSDE)

Rajeev Batra

CIO, Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group)

Sharad Kumar Agarwal

CDIO, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.

Sourabh Tiwari

Global Chief Digital and Information Officer, Forbes Marshall

Amitabh Nag

Chief Executive Officer, Digital India Bhashini Division (Bhashini)

Pooja Bansal

Director - Information Security, Fareportal

Cdr Sanjeev Singh

Chief Information Security Officer & Data Protection Officer, BirlaSoft

Pradeep Rangi

CRO, Airtel Payments Bank

Abhishek Bansal

Head Non Financial Risk & CISO, Max Life Insurance Company Ltd

Lily Prasad

CTO, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Kaustubh Dabral

Global CIO, Dabur India Ltd

Vinod Bhat

Chief Information Officer (CIO) & Chief Ethics Counsellor (CEC), Vistara - TATA SIA Airlines Ltd.

Rajesh Garg

Senior Director Finance & CFO, Stryker India

Vijay Sethi

Chairman, MentorKart and Crafsol Technologies

Ankit Kumar

Founder & CEO, Skye Air

Capt Felix Mohan

Co-founder & CEO, CISOCybersecurity and Former Global CISO Airtel

Nikhil Goel

Vice President & Group Head – IT & Projects, Max Healthcare

Jai Prakash Dwivedi

Chief Information Officer, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre

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Arvind Sivaramakrishnan

Chief Information Officer, Karkinos Healthcare

Vandana Verma

Global Board of Directors, OWASP® Foundation

Abhishek Sinha

Head of Data Science, Marico Limited

Devender Kumar

Chief Information Security Officer, ITC Infotech

Shashwat Singh

Chief Information Officer, boAt

Hilal Ahmad Lone

CISO, Razorpay

Pooja Bansal

Director - Information Security, Fareportal

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