Fast Forward


Venue : Bangalore
Date : 10th July 2015
Event Organisers : INFOCOM & Sify

Sify joined hands with INFOCOM, India's largest Technology-Business-Leadership Conference from the house of ABP - India's leading media conglomerate to present a forum called ''FAST FORWARD'' that aimed to focus on the latest trends in keeping organizations ahead of competition.

After the grand success of the first series of the FAST FORWARD which was hosted in Chennai/ Hyderabad/ Mumbai and Delhi 0n various dates we now have concluded Bangalore event 10th July at Ritz Carlton Bangalore.

The theme for the event was ''Transformation through Disruption'' wherein the event comprised an evening of intense discussions as specialists deliberated, brainstormed and collaborated on how businesses can be made agile through disruptions.

The programme opened with a Leadership Keynote by Mr. Puneet Jetli President and CEO Digital Transformation and Enterprise Solutions Happiest Minds Technologies.Mr Jetli stressed on the transformations happening around us influenced by the digital world. He talked about ''Re-Thinking IT'' wherein transformations are influencing mindsets to change - from tech-first to user-first, from cost efficiency to productivity, from desktop to mobile, from proprietary to open standards and so on…Talking on Disruptive Technologies at play he focussed on Cloud Computing, Social Networking, Mobility, Censors and Artificial Revolution which is changing the ways of the world. In a nut shell, he deliberated on the rise of the ‘digital enterprise' and the ‘sunset of the traditional enterprises'.

This was followed by a presentation by Mr. VinuDiwakaran, COO, Southern Region, Sify Technologies Ltd on ''Transformation - The ICT Way'' wherein he emphasised on having a converged ICT ecosystem and a ‘bring it on' attitude to address the changing requirements of the customers. The focus was on Sify'sconvereged ICT Services offerings that included the domains of Telecom, Data Centre, Cloud, Application Integration and Technology Integration.

The evening ended with a Power Panel Discussion comprising CIOs from various organizations who deliberated and discussed on driving transformations through disruptive technologies. The CIOs presented cases on how cost can be optimized through use of disruptive technologies.

The CIO Panellists were:

  • Mr. N Ravishankar, CIO, Tata Sky
  • Mr. Bharat Anand, CIO Mphasis
  • Mr.Sudhir Reddy, CIO Airecent
  • Mr. VinuDivakaran, CoO, Southern Region, Sify Technologies Ltd.

The panel discussion was moderated by Ashootosh Ch and ED and Leader, PwC.

The programme brought together over 100 CXOs and CIOs from Bangalore

  • Customer registering at the counter

  • Panellist being introduced to the audience

  • Q & A session

  • Panel discussion in progress

  • Mr. Vinu Divakaran, CoO (South) presenting at the conference

  • Mr. Puneet Jetli President and CEO Digital Transformation and Enterprise Solutions Happiest Minds Technologies presenting at the event.

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