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?


3:30 PM onwards
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM


  • 4:30 PM – 4:40 PM

    Welcome Address

    By Shalil Gupta, Business Head, Mosaic Digital - An HT Media Group Company

  • 4:40 PM – 5:00 PM

    Opening 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? 

    Annie Joyce
    , Deputy Director General, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)

  • 5:00 PM – 5:30 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? 

    Rahul Sharma
    , Chief Information Officer, Tata Projects
    Sandeep Dewangan, Group Chief Information Officer, Safexpress

    Moderator: Shalil Gupta, Business Head, Mosaic Digital - An HT Media Group Company

  • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

    Tea/Coffee Break

  • 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

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

    Do you know every 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? 

    Sujoy Mitra
    , Chief Technology Officer, Tim Hortons India
    Khushru M. Mistry, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President at Eureka Forbes Ltd

    Moderator: Sumedha Bose, AGM - Research & Solutions, Mosaic Digital

  • 6:30 PM – 6:50 PM

    Special Address: 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? 

    Dr N Rajendran
    , Chief Digital Officer, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd.

  • 6:50 PM – 7:00 PM

    Closing Remarks

    By Shalil Gupta, Business Head, Mosaic Digital - An HT Media Group Company

  • 7:00 PM – Onwards

    Networking dinner & cocktails

Speakers 2023


Annie Joyce V.

Deputy Director General, Technology Operations, UIDAI

Dr. N.Rajendran

Chief Digital Officer, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd

Khushru M. Mistry

Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Eureka Forbes Ltd

Rahul Sharma

Chief Information Officer, Tata Projects

Sandeep Dewangan

Group Chief Information Officer, Safexpress

Sujoy Mitra

CTO, Tim Hortons India

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