2021 SDC India Schedule

Schedule is subject to change. Sessions will be made available on-demand (via the event platform) at the listed times.

 

Thursday August 5th
08:55  Introduction to Virtual SDC India
Udayan Singh, Chair, SNIA India
09:10 
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Jim Handy, General Director 
Objective Analysis
09:30 
PREMIER PARTNER KEYNOTE 
Sridhar Sabesan, Director, Platform Engineering
Western Digital®
10:10 
PREMIER PARTNER KEYNOTE
Dr Debendra Das Sharma, Intel Fellow 
Intel Corporation
10:50 
PREMIER PARTNER KEYNOTE  
PK Gupta, Global CTO, Global Alliances Presales 
Dell Technologies
11:10 
PREMIER PARTNER KEYNOTE
Vasu Yadlapalli, Software Senior Principal Engineer &
Joji John, Software Senior Principal Engineer
Dell Technologies
  Breakout sessions - available at the listed times
 

Track One

Track Two

11:30 
TECHNOLOGY PARTNER
Akhtar Ali, Vice President, ISDL & Technical Computing Development
IBM
TECHNOLOGY PARTNER
SDF-ZNS Drives(Zoned Namespaces Specification)
Arup Banerjee, Senior Vice President – Global Delivery and Practices & Niranjan R Nilugal, Product Test Architect 

MINDTECK

12:10  NETWORKING BREAK  NETWORKING BREAK
  Containers Emerging Standards
12:20
Parmeshwr Prasad, Software Principal Engineer &
Rahul Vishwakarma, Software Quality Senior Engineer
Dell Technologies
Nitin Kumar, Advisory Software Engineer &
Vijay Kumar Shankarappa, Advisory Software Engineer
IBM
13:00  Data Management Emerging Standards
ALLIANCE PARTNER
Steven Tan, VP & CTO Cloud Solution, Storage at Futurewei/Board Chairman
SODA Foundation
Ravi Kiran Gummaluri, Engineering Lead
Micron
13:15 Data Management/Containers
Sanil Kumar D, TOC, AWG Lead &
Amit Kumar Roushan, System Architect
SODA Foundation
  Containers Data Protection and Security
13:40
Apurv Barve, Senior Principal Software Engineer &
Reena Kabra, Principal Software Engineer &
Prashant Bhople, Senior Software Engineer
Veritas
Krishnan Srinath, Director Engineering
Cisco Systems
  Storage Fabric Protocols Data Protection and Security
14:00
Tej Parkash, Advisory Software Engineer &
Subhojit Roy, STSM
IBM
Anupam Chomal, Security Expert
CARIAD
14:40  NETWORKING BREAK  NETWORKING BREAK
  Storage Fabric Protocols Data Protection and Security
15:00
Bharti Soni, Senior System Staff Engineer &
Subhojit Roy, STSM
IBM
Anay Pathak, Advisory Consultant
Dell Technologies
  Cloud Storage Storage Resource Management
15:40
Amit Deshmukh, Solutions Lead, Content and Data Intelligence
Hitachi Vantara
Sheetal Kulkarni, Senior Staff Engineer &
Mythri K, Senior Staff Engineer
Samsung
  Computational Storage Storage Resource Management
16:00
Archit Somani, Research Scientist &
Sweta Kumari, Research Scientist
Huawei
Ajitha Robert, Cloud Stack Engineer
MSys Technologies
  Computational Storage Storage Resource Management
16:20
SNIA Presentation
Scott Shadley, SNIA BoD Member, CS TWG Co-Chair
SNIA 
Kannadasan Palani, Senior Test Manager
MSys Technologies
16:40  NETWORKING BREAK  NETWORKING BREAK
16:50
BIRDS OF A FEATHER SESSION
Accelerating Everything as a Service - Roadmap and Elements
Moderator – Gajanan Kamble, Head, Software Product Engineering, Hitech Industry Vertical
Tata Consultancy Services

Synopsis - Technology companies today are rapidly transforming their solutions and offerings with various subscription based consumption models. We will discuss elements these companies need to focus for successful transformation. These elements include devising right roadmap, changing business strategy without disruption, product re-engineering, adopt modern engineering practices, and relevant IT system transformations.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER SESSION
Using collaborative SMB IO Labs to accelerate interop storage solutions
Moderators - Althea Champagnie, Principal Program Manager, Windows Interoperability, Microsoft & Zhenhua Hu, Software Engineer II, Windows Interoperability
Microsoft

Synopsis - SMB Interoperability (IO Labs) have been successfully run at other SNIA conferences to accelerate interoperable storage solutions by providing collaborative testing platforms, dedicated support resources, and access to interop SMEs.  In this Open session, we will describe the activities and resources available at a typical IO Lab and provide an overview of the File Sharing Test Suites. Come and help us determine what you would want out of an SNIA India SMB IO Lab.

17:30

Conference sessions end. 

PERSISTENT MEMORY HACKATHON open until 11pm IST

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 6TH 
08:55 Introduction to SNIA & SDC India
Chris Lionetti, Vice-Chair, SNIA 
09:10
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Tom Coughlin, President 
Coughlin Associates
09:30
PREMIER PARTNER KEYNOTE
Cheryl George, Technical Marketing Engineer
NetApp
10:10
PREMIER PARTNER KEYNOTE
Murali Brahmadesam, Director of Engineering, Aurora Databases
Amazon
10:50
PREMIER PARTNER KEYNOTE
Ankit Mathur, Chief Architect, NAS Storage 
Huawei
11:30
PREMIER PARTNER KEYNOTE 
Kiat Wee Ang, Technical Expert, Data Management and Protection  
Hitachi Vantara
12:10  NETWORKING BREAK  NETWORKING BREAK
  Breakout sessions - available at the listed times
 

Track One

Track Two

12:20 
TECHNOLOGY PARTNER
Emergence of Persistent Storage Services in Kubernetes
Sanjeev Kumar, Lead, Storage Centre of Excellence &
Pawan Ratwani, Solution Architect
Tata Consultancy Services
TECHNOLOGY PARTNER
Storage and Data Protection Trends to watch in Cloud-native World
Anand Kekre, Head of Technical Innovations 
Veritas Technologies
13:00  Data Management Persistent Memory
Professor Shobha G
RV College of Engineering
Rohit Ghivdonde, Member of Technical Staff & 
Noufal Muhammed, Member of Technical Staff
Nutanix
13:20  Data Management Storage Performance/Workloads
Hemant Gaikwad, Senior Principal Engineer &
Rahul Vishwakarma, Software Quality Senior Engineer
Dell Technologies
Shashikiran Revankar, Associate Technical Director &
Sandeep Yadav, Senior Staff Engineer
Samsung
13:40  Data Management  Storage Performance/Workloads
Ashit Kumar, Lead Architect, Huawei &
Sainath Mathur, Storage and Peripherals Practice Head, Wipro
SODA Foundation
Ganesh Babu Vasudevan, Senior Staff Engineer &
Mohan Raj Veerasamy, Associate Director
Samsung
14:00  Data Management  Key Value
Anand Reddy, Senior Performance Engineer
Komprise
Scaling out Distributed Storage Fabric with RocksDB
Sandeep Madanala, Senior Technical Manager &
Yasaswi Kishore, Senior Member Technical Staff &
Pulkit Kapoor, Member of Technical Staff &
Raghav Tulshibagwale, Staff Engineer
Nutanix
14:20 File Systems
Abhijit Halder, Lead Architect
Huawei
14:40  File Systems  Key Value
Anil Dhaneshwar, Principal Software Engineer
Veritas
Rakesh Radhakrishnan, Staff Software Engineer &
Mukul Kumar Singh, Engineering Manager
Cloudera
15:00  Machine Learning Cloud Storage
Praveen Sathyanarayan Murthy, Expert Engineer & 
Shifali Sood, System Software Engineer
HPE
Data Replication and Migration from Ceph RGW to Cloud
Soumya Koduri, Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat
15:20  NETWORKING BREAK  NETWORKING BREAK
15:30 Machine Learning   Cloud Storage
Swapnil Dombale, Senior Principal Software Engineer
Veritas Technologies
Sajal Jindal, Member of Technical Staff & 
Arth Patel, Senior Member of Technical Staff &
Dheer Moghe, Principal Engineer
Nutanix
16:10 Machine Learning  Storage Architecture
Anand Kayande, Senior Principal Engineer
Veritas Technologies
Smita Raut, Senior Software Engineer &
Sandeep Ramesh Patil, STSM, Master Inventor
IBM
16:30 Machine Learning  NVMe
Jayanta Basak, Consultant and Chief Architect
Huawei  
Karthik Balan, Associate Director &
Gollu Appalanaidu, Software Engineer
Samsung
16:50 Computational Storage Zoned Storage
Sweta Kumari, Research Scientist &
Archit Somani, Research Scientist
Huawei
Aravind Ramesh, Principal Engineer
Western Digital
17:10  NETWORKING BREAK  NETWORKING BREAK
17:20
BIRDS OF A FEATHER SESSION
Storage Architecture for Cloud and On-Prem Data Centre
Moderator – Niranjan Pendharkar
SNIA India Technical Council
Synopsis - Next Gen technologies - PMEMs, smartNICs, composable infrastructure, hyperconverged, disaggregated architecture, Kubernetes, integrated AI/ML are redefining standards for addressing traditional and cloud workloads. In this Open session, we discuss about the trends and their implications that will transform the Storage and Information Management Industry. 
18:00

Conference sessions end. 

PERSISTENT MEMORY HACKATHON open until 11pm IST