Data is driving board‐level initiatives like never before, becoming the​ strategic competitive advantage with unparalleled potential. Successful organizations are transforming the way they’re using data to make business decisions.

Join us at Cloudera Sessions as like-minded data innovators from around Mumbai come together to hear about how Cloudera helps leading organizations make the crucial transition to becoming a data‐driven business—empowering them with a new, data‐centric focus that drives customer insights, increases product and services efficiency, and lower business risks in a timely and cost‐effective.

Cloudera Sessions 2016
Mumbai | September 22nd, 2016


Ballroom 1, Hyatt Regency,
Sahar Airport Road, Ashok Nagar,
Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400099


8:00AM - Registration and Partner Showcase

8:30AM - Welcome Address

Vivek Ratna | Country Manager, India

8:40AM - Cloudera Keynote - Business Value of Hadoop

Amr Awadallah | Chief Technology Officer

Hadoop’s Impact on the Future of Data Management
As Hadoop and the surrounding projects mature, their impact on the data management sector is growing. Amr will talk about his views on how will the impact change over the next five years, what industries will benefit most, and which technologies are at risk of displacement and encroachment.

9:10AM - Airtel Presentation

Dr. Laurent Mignet | Global Head for Data & Analytics, Bharti Airtel

9:40AM - Big Data and Customer Insights

Dwarka Srinath heads the IT function for Tata Sky.

He specialises in conceptualisation and execution of large transformation & Green field projects. He has successful track record of deliveries in the space of CRM, IT Infrastructure, Mobility, Analytics and Big Data. He has keen interests in working on projects which have very high business impacts.

Earlier stints were with Tata Consultancy Services, Techmahindra and Reliance Telecom.


10:10 AM - The Vortex of Change - Secure Digital Enterprise

Christopher Tan | Alliance Manager - APJ, Intel

The vortex of change continues all around us – inside the company, with our customers and partners. A new norm is upon us. Business models are being turned upside down – the hunters now the hunted, global equalization – size is no longer a guarantee of success. The innovative survive and thrive … the nervous and slow go under … So with this level of change, innovation and the vortex it’s creating we’re seeing a high degree of digital disruption. Businesses are wrestling with (i) Business Efficiency and Agility, (ii) Trust, Security, Privacy, Compliance, (iii) New Economy Business Models & (iv)Macro-Economic factors. It is time to transform the business with TRUSTED REAL TIME DATA.


10:40 AM - Morning Tea Break | Partner Showcase

11:00AM - Cisco Presentation

11:30AM - NxtGen Presentation

12:00PM - Crowdsourcing a Business-driven Data Lake

Somnath Bhadury | Director – Next Gen Data Management 

Business, Asia Pacific Japan (APJ), Informatica

12:30PM - Panel Discussion: Deriving Value from Your Data

Moderator: James Perkins, Big Data Evangelist, Cloudera

12:50PM - Lucky Draw

1:00PM - Networking Lunch | Partner Showcase



  • Amr Awadallah, Ph.D.

    Chief Technology Officer, Cloudera

    Before co-founding Cloudera in 2008, Amr (@awadallah) was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners. Prior to joining Accel he served as Vice President of Product Intelligence Engineering at Yahoo!, and ran one of the very first organizations to use Hadoop for data analysis and business intelligence. Amr joined Yahoo after they acquired his first startup, VivaSmart, in July of 2000. Amr holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, and a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

  • Christopher Tan

    Alliance Manager - APJ, Intel

    Christopher Tan has 20+ years of experience in the IT & Telecommunication industry. As the Regional Alliance Manager, Chris is responsible for the business relationship & go to market programs with our major ISV partners across APJ. Before this role, he was the APJ Datacenter Platform Marketing Manager, owning the product marketing for Xeon & Atom server product lines. Other roles in his 11 years Intel career included the Business Development Manager for Singapore & the Enterprise Manager for South East Asia, where he manage the account relationships with large enterprise end-customers, OEM partners and service providers. Before joining Intel, Christopher held multiple APAC Global Account Management & technical sales roles with telecommunication & networking multi-nationals like Nortel, Avaya & Lucent Technologies. He also led the IT organization at the National University Hospital in 2004. Christopher graduated from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronics) degree and has post graduate Diplomas in Marketing Management from the Singapore Institute of Management and Network Engineering from the Information & Communication Institute of Singapore at NTU.




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