#TalkCloud on Facebook: The Future of Cloud Computing

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TalkCloud Promo ImageCloud computing has been a major focus in business and government agencies in the major developing economies. A study by research firm IDC predicted that IT spend in emerging markets such as India will make up 34% of overall IT spending, which has big implications for cloud.

For our first Facebook chat, we invite our Indian colleagues and friends to join us to discuss “The Future of Cloud Computing.” We’ll use the hashtag #TalkCloud to organize the discussion (details on how to participate are below). Some of the questions we will cover include:

  • How is cloud changing business models for India?
  • What predictions do you have for the cloud industry?
  • How is cloud helping you to enter new lines of business or even reshaping your infrastructure, delivery and your efficiency?
  • What areas of your business cannot adopt cloud?

RSVP to the event here. We’ve invited a panel of experts to help lead the discussion:

Ivor Soans, Managing Editor – Enterprise Technology, Network18 Follow @ivorsoans
Ivor has been a business journalist for more than 15 years, and has focused on ICT/Information Technology/Telecom for the last 13 years. Currently, Ivor is Managing Editor – Enterprise Technology with Network18 (CNBC-TV18 is one of their best known brands) and heads, Network18’s media platform for the Indian Enterprise/Business Technology community.

Ed Nair, Editor, Cyber Media, DataQuest and Global Services Follow @ednair
Ed is a writer, researcher, and speaker on business technology, global sourcing, globalization, and global business. He is the editor of Dataquest and Global Services that covers Indian IT and the global outsourcing industry respectively. With more than 22 years in technology research and technology media, Ed has deep expertise in enterprise IT, IT services and BPO, business transformation, innovation in service models, and marketing. Ed was a senior analyst with IDC India before he moved into handling senior editorial and business roles with Cyber Media. He won the Polestar Award for Best IT Journalist in India in 1998.

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Founder & CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group Follow @s_v_g
Sanchit is the Founder & CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group that operates under three brands in emerging markets – Greyhound Research, Greyhound Sculpt and Greyhound Technocrat Search. The group currently employs more than a dozen professionals with experience in IT Research & Advisory, Consumer Research and Executive Search. Sanchit is a highly recognized and reputed IT analyst, consultant and advisor. He is also the author of the famous blog, “As Disruptive As IT Gets”. Known for his passion for emerging markets and technologies, he has gained repute in the technology community by authoring numerous thought provoking reports on topics like cloud computing, Big Data and customer engagement. With extensive experience in research, strategy, sales and marketing, Sanchit has solid experience as an IT analyst, advisor and consultant advising both end-users and vendors.

Vamsicharan Mudiam, Country Manager, Cloud Solutions, IBM India/South Asia
Vamsi is responsible for presenting IBM’s cloud view to clients and partners. He also looks after strategic initiatives related to cloud, with special focus on solution creation specific to local market needs. Vamsi began his cloud journey by being a key member of the cloud labs organization working out of Silicon Valley. He was also previously the head of the cloud lab in India, based in Bangalore.

Here’s how to participate in #TalkCloud:

  • What: #TalkCloud is an online conversation hosted from our IBM Cloud Facebook page. You will need a Facebook profile to take part.
  • When: Thursday, July 18, at 3 p.m. IST (India time)
  • Where: You can participate in the chat by visiting our Facebook page. You can share your thoughts using #TalkCloud as the hashtag.
  • Why: To facilitate additional industry dialogue and provide a forum for questions, idea sharing, and problem solving.
  • Who: Anyone and everyone is welcome to join!
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