Introduction

When we look at the future today, no one can certainly, witness what new major disruptions will knock when and why. However, one thing we can ascertain from the last two years' learnings is—the cloud is the future of today, tomorrow, and beyond. It will accelerate beyond the traditional centralized infrastructure model and into unexpected environments where specialized technology is pivotal.

The cloud will be in your TV, car, and tea kettle. It will be in everything—be you talking about a truck driving on the road or a ship sailing into the ocean to transport goods? You will witness it globally as it will be in every digital system or device.

The reason is cloud adoption is growing year after year. By 2025, 85% of organizations will embrace a cloud-first principle, and over 95% of new digital workloads will get deployed on cloud-native platforms. The industry-wide study also seconds this fact. As we continue our journey in this hyperconnected world, businesses need the cloud to survive and thrive. More than ever, to operate, compete, and create value. In short, the lift and shift to the cloud from legacy IT infrastructure is the moment of truth.

The Future of Cloud 2023 is a step in that very direction. This summit showcases why the cloud is the business reality to enable responsiveness, scalability, security, and resiliency. It also uncovers why the cloud is no more a technology enabler but a business innovator. How is it helping businesses to thrive?


Agenda

2:00 PM onwards
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Registration

  • 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM

    Welcome Address & Keynote: The Future of Cloud: Transformation from Technology Enabler to Business Innovator

    Businesses are increasingly looking for ways to improve mobility & productivity, reduce costs and boost speed to market. In this hyperconnected world, the cloud is no more a technology enabler; it is a business disruptor, aiding companies of any size or complexity to grow massively and avail of multi-faceted benefits. In short, the cloud is the future.

    Even if you look at the statistics today, the global cloud computing market size will reach USD 456.05 billion by 2022 end. By 2027, it will reach USD 923.46 billion, growing at a CAGR of 15.14%. It is all pervasive. The ASK is —How will the cloud evolve through 2027? What will be the impact of cloud computing on business and IT leaders? How can we develop cloud strategies that will serve as a foundation for business disruption and innovation beyond technology innovation?

  • 3:20 PM – 3:40 PM

    Fireside Chat: The Great Alignment-- Digital Business Strategy and Enterprise Cloud Implementation

    With respect to the cloud, the ASK today is how to gain a competitive advantage and reduce IT costs. This is where an enterprise cloud strategy in line with the digital transformation business strategy coupled with the enterprise's current position and emerging digital ecosystem comes into the picture. Why?

    Because an effective cloud strategy starts with a business strategy—that includes the enterprise’s business model identification —the purpose it serves, the way it generates money, and an understanding of what the future blueprint of the business looks like to the company. From a digital perspective, it extends to the ecosystem — featuring a network of suppliers, customers, partners, vendors, and competitors, where any individual can change role per transaction context.

    This agility and flexibility can only be facilitated and deployed by a robust digital platform like the cloud. So, why this cloud implementation and business strategy amalgamation is a great alignment? Why is it time to embrace the strategic cloud? Why is the cloud a powerful business strategy to drive value for customers? 

  • 3:40 PM – 4:05 PM

    Panel Discussion: The Moment of Truth: Building a Mature Cloud Culture

    Who knows what the future holds—there might be more disruptions. The point is like us individuals; businesses are also vulnerable to disruptions. Having said that, HOW can we ensure—we're prepared? Indeed, you wish to say that you are proficient with the cloud. You have learned the necessary cloud skills, migrated a substantial workload to the cloud, created an aggressive security posture, and developed an initial workable cloud operating model.

    But what’s next? How mature is your cloud? Is your cloud giving you the maximum business value? Can you reap the advantage of the agility and control the cloud offers? How to make your business stronger for tomorrow? 

  • 4:05 PM – 4:25 PM

    Tea/Coffee Break

  • 4:25 PM – 4:45 PM

    Fireside Chat: Born in the Cloud: Risk or Advantage

    We stand at the unique edge. In this hyperconnected world, the cloud has played a major role or we can say it is a force multiplier enabling companies to innovate and scale quickly. It has helped us resolve the inefficiencies and increase the growth of our business to stay competitive.

    Cloud is getting bigger year by year. Enterprises that are born in the cloud are disrupters, innovating and contributing toward the growing cloud adoption landscape. Unlike traditional companies, these organizations don't have to deal with data centralization and application modernization. But, do you know—having all your eggs in the off-premise basket leads to a significant risk? Is birth in the cloud—a boom or bust?

  • 4:45 PM – 5:10 PM

    Panel Discussion: Cloud Convergence with AI for Data-Driven Innovation

    Do you knowevery year around the world 5 quintillion bytes of data gets created? But are we making effective use of data for competitive advantage? The answer is a BIG NO! Indeed, companies know the value of data and are capturing it sophisticatedly. But, 97% of data still gets unused.

    Having said, AI, cloud, and data convergence will drive a big revolution in the technology industry landscape. But the ASK is HOW? How can businesses leverage data and AI in the cloud to set themselves up with a massive critical advantage? How will it evolve businesses? What is the direct correlation between data-driven and high-performance enterprises?

  • 5:10 PM – 5:20 PM

    Networking Break

  • 5:20 PM – 5:30 PM

    Tech Talk: ZTNA to Secure Your Digital Business

    For more than ten years, Zero Trust has been around. However, as users are working from anywhere, and apps are traversing from inside the data center to outside the network perimeter, both security & network teams need to shift their focus. Instead of the network, they should focus on users, business resources, and device protection. 

    At the heart of it sits ZTNA. Implemented at the backend, ZTNA has the potential to decrease cybersecurity risk dramatically. Nonetheless, the concept is whether ZTNA should be the priority for modern-day business or not. Will it help to achieve optimal security in this cloud-native era?

  • 5:30 PM – 5:50 PM

    Data Lakehouse: A hybrid cloud approach to scale businesses

    Data lakehouse is a quickly evolving hybrid cloud system combining the best traits of both worlds— a data warehouse and a data lake. This fast-emerging standard for data architecture is admired not just for its multi-cloud, real-time, and structured approach; but also acknowledged for simplified data storage and management. This robust cloud process helps to achieve advanced data insights with greater flexibility and at a lower cost.

    This storage architecture is relatively new and immature in India. The call is- Will data lakehouse scale business intelligence? How can we capitalize on new-gen data solutions? Will it be consistent and accurate?

  • 6:45 PM – Onwards

    Closing Remarks


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