From Optimization to Automation: Achieving Business Value with Cloud | HCLTech
Introduction to the topic

The cloud promises cost savings, simplified infrastructure, and fewer headaches. But not everyone is on cloud nine when it comes to cloud reality. Managing multiple cloud environments and optimizing costs can become a real chore. Properly managing point instances, allocating resources, and reducing administrative costs can help the cloud bring value to the business. Careful governance and automation is the key to unlocking the value of the cloud.  

This digital forum will discuss the real-world lessons of utilizing people, processes, and technologies required to properly manage your cloud efforts. Experts will discuss topics including: 

  • How to deploy automation to optimize costs and resource usage 
  • How to simplify cloud management and reduce time and money put into governance 
  • How to avoid the pitfalls that can come with automation 
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Introduction to the speakers
Piyush Saxena
Piyush Saxena
VP & Head – Hybrid Cloud Services, HCLTech

Piyush Saxena is the Vice President & Head, Hybrid Cloud services at HCLTech. He has more than 18 years of experience helping HCLTech customers in their technology transformation journey. His current focus is to design and implement hybrid cloud solutions for Enterprises looking to support their digital initiatives.

Amiram Shachar
Amiram Shachar
Founder and Global Head of SPOT by NetApp

Amiram Shachar is the founder and Global Head of SPOT by NetApp. Amiram founded Spot to bring the technology he created in his university research to market. As Spot’s CEO, he guides the company’s vision and execution. He is a hands-on leader with significant experience in leading global DevOps and software engineering teams to build and maintain large-scale cloud architecture and infrastructure solutions and products.

Before Spot by NetApp, Shachar was the Director of DevOps at a leading tech company and was responsible for migrating its internal data center to the Cloud. Amiram has also served in the Israeli Military and while serving, he played a key role in managing and operating the IDF’s data center. As part of his role, he implemented VMware and virtualization for the first time ever in the IDF.

Sudip Roy
Sudip Roy
Distinguished Fellow, Avasant

An entrepreneurial Senior Leader and Change Professional with a proven history of success in scaling organisations across complex business landscapes. A wealth of experience has provided Sudip with an ability to design flexible strategies which generate confidence in stakeholders, drive growth and facilitate transformational improvements. Both a passionate leader and supportive mentor, he has mobilised global workforce, negotiated effectively with key vendors and delivered training initiatives to encourage professional development. A steady hand in the board room, Sudip has advised on business structures, provided constructive challenges and ensured accountability to improve overall board dynamics.

Srinivas Krishna
Srinivas Krishna
Partner, UK & EMEA

Srinivas leads Avasant's UK, Europe, Middle East & Africa operations. Avasant, a leading global management consulting firm, focusses on translating the power of technology into realisable business strategies. Specialising in enabling digital transformation of corporations, governments, and not-for-profit organisations, Avasant prides itself on delivering high-value engagements through industry focused innovation and flexible client based solutions.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Sloan Fellow, London Business School, Srinivas is a learner of the art of relational business models, evolving to a digital world fuelled by data, shaped by human cognition, behaviour, natural and artificial intelligence, and founded on collaboration, partnership, sound economics, and social responsibility.