What Should be your Transformational Cloud Strategy?

What Should be your Transformational Cloud Strategy?

Wednesday, February 6
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Room 101/102

Cloud-computing adoption has been increasing rapidly, with cloud-specific spending expected to grow at more than six times the rate of general IT spending through 2020; 80% of the F500 organizations plan to have more than 10 percent of their workloads in cloud platforms in three years!

While large organizations have successfully implemented specific software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions or adopted a cloud-first strategy for new systems, most are struggling to get the full value of moving the bulk of their enterprise systems to the cloud. The impending question across the C-suite is: How to develop and implement a business transformation strategy to get the full value of cloud?

In this session, we will share examples of successful cloud adoption stories and leave you with key anecdotes around the following:
• Cloud strategies to accelerate your cloud adoption across the organization?
• Ways to lower your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for the Cloud?
- Pricing models for your Cloud
- TCO economics


Abhas Ricky
Director, Strategy & Innovation
Abhas, an electrical engineer by training, is a seasoned strategy consultant and a passionate entrepreneur. An ardent innovator, he holds an inimitable experience of incubating a Digital start-up, and successfully growing it as a lean alternative growth engine bringing in revenues in excess of $10M. Currently he heads up Strategy & Innovation at Hortonworks and helps early stage startups with angel Investments, product prototyping, affiliate partnership strategy, marketing and loyalty biz-stream creation and sustainable 360 degree growth, across both sides of the Atlantic. He was selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, '100 Visionaries under 30' along side the likes of Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai by the Real Leaders Magazine, and a Founders of the Future under 35 by the Founders Forum.