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26th May, 2017
Grand Hyatt,



From the smallest start-ups to the biggest multinationals, every business is on a mission to become cloud-first and harness the power of AI. At the India Cloud Forum, you will meet peers, clients and leaders who are disrupting industries with cloud driven innovation. Join us to experience first-hand Cloud revolution has in store for your business.

08:00 onwards

Registration. Refreshments. Walkthrough of IBM Cloud Studio


Doors open for Main Tent

09:15 - 10:50

Building the Platform for your future

We are moving to a connected and digitised economy. In this 90 minutes keynote session, get a first hand experiential view into how our leading Indian clients are using the cloud platform to build solutions using AI and Data services securely, for the future of their business


Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, IBM India
Manish Chokshi, President – Home Improvement, International & IT, Asian Paints
Hilal Khan, VP & Operating Head IT, Honda Cars India
Vishant Vora, Director - Technology, Vodafone
Amit Sethi, President & CIO, Axis Bank
Arun Parmeswaran, Managing Director, VMWare India

10:50 - 11:30

Creating the cloud platform for business with best in class partnerships

A panel discussion bringing together leading technology companies all on one stage to share how they are partnering on the cloud to aid companies migrate to the cloud.

Atul Sareen, VP & Head of Cloud Business, SAP India Subcontinent
Arun Parmeswaran, Managing Director, VMWare India
Rajesh Rege, Managing Director, Red Hat
Atul Kunwar, President & Chief Technology Officer, Tech Mahindra
Vikas Arora, Cloud Business Leader, IBM India and South Asia

11:30 - 12:00

Tea break. Walkthrough of IBM Cloud Studio

12:00 - 12:30

Leading digital transformation with Cloud

To drive digital transformation in the organization, cloud is an essential building block. This session looks at how IBM is helping organisations adopt cloud.

Shankar Kalyana, CTO, Global Business Services Cloud, IBM Worldwide

12:30- 13:00

Powering Data driven transformation with Cloud

Businesses are continuously generating vast amounts of data. Businesses can now harness the immense possibilities of the insights from structured and unstructured data; on the cognitive and cloud platform

Kitman Cheung, CTO Analytics, IBM Asia Pacific

13:00 - 14:15

Lunch, Walkthrough of IBM Cloud Studio

Masterclass including Q&A

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Making Blockchain Real For Business
Speaker: Varun Ojha

This session will take the participant through the what, why and how of Blockchain.

1:25 PM - 1:45 PM

Practitioner Session: How to Bluemix
Speaker: Vidyasagar M

Learn how the use of open-source technologies such as Cloud Foundry, Docker and OpenStack as key elements of Bluemix are exposed to developers and also about  the various Bluemix deployment models: public, dedicated and local.

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

Build secure applications, fast with Watson IoT
Speaker: Amarjeet Mundi

Make sense of data to optimize operations, manage assets, rethink products and services, and transform the customer experience.

2:15 PM - 2:35 PM

Accelerating Digital Transformation through Hybrid Cloud
Speaker: Prashant Chaturvedi

Accelerate your digital transformation through cloud brokerage

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Key Elements of a Security Strategy
Speaker: Harjinder Takher

In this session you will hear about the "must-have" elements of a security strategy and the steps to building a strong security posture for your organisation.

3:05 PM - 3:25 PM

Putting data to work on Cloud
Speaker: Kitman Cheung

This Master Class will help you remove silos, innovate for the community, self serve with trust and drive intelligence faster than before!

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

There's a better way to run IT - IT as a Service
Speaker: Neeraj Chauhan

Imagine no more barriers between business and IT. Where innovation and collaboration are ignited across the enterprise. Where less time is spent on managing infrastructure and costs – giving you more time to influence the future of the organization.IT as a Service (ITaaS) is the path. Hybrid cloud is the foundation. The outcome is digital transformation.

3:55 PM - 4:15 PM

Why Organizations Must Consider a Comprehensive End point Security Strategy
Speaker: Sudeep K Das

Attend this session and understand how IBM can help you secure innovation to and from the cloud. You will learn how to manage access, protect data and gain visibility.

14:15 -15:45

Cross Industry Track In this track, understand how leading ISVs and start-ups are tapping the power of cloud and cognitive capabilties to deliver unique solutions across industries

Abhinav Aggarwal & Raghav Aggarwal, Founders, Fluid AI
Sanjo Jose, CEO & Co-founder, Talview
Snehal Dhruve, CEO & Co-founder, SuperFan AI
Sagar Babar & Biju Nambiar , Co-founders, Comsense

Banking & Financial Services Track In this track, understand how leading ISVs and start-ups are tapping the power of cloud and cognitive to deliver unique solutions for the financial services industry

Anand Mahurkar, Founder & CEO, Findability Sciences
Arpit Ratan, Co-Founder, Signzy
Deepak Nihalani, Co-Founder, SnapWork
Yogesh Powar, Co founder & CTO, OROWealth

Manufacting & Retail Track In this track, understand how leading ISVs and start-ups are tapping the power of cloud and cognitive to deliver unique solutions for the manufacturing and retail industry

Mithun Uliyar, Co-founder, Head of Business Development, LightMetrics Technologies Pvt Ltd
Jaidev Karath, Head of Technology, Persistent Systems
Anmol Vij, Co-Founder, Shopsup
S G Chandru, Chairman & Mentor, Pace Automation Ltd

15:45 - 16:15

Tea break. Walkthrough of IBM Cloud Studio

16:15- 16:45

Finale - Cognitive Fashion Created on IBM Cloud, featuring Shane & Falguni Peacock who are bringing the future of Bollywood fashion in association with IBM Watson on Cloud
Leading Fashion Designers - Shane & Falguni
Sriram Raghavan, Director, IBM Research