AWS Summit Mumbai
May 15, 2019
Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai

Join us for India's largest IT event, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit in Mumbai on May 15, 2019

Whether you are new to AWS, or an experienced user, the event will give you the inspiration and technical knowledge you need to get even more from our platform. The free event will be packed with the latest announcements, great customer stories and breakout sessions for users with different levels of technical proficiency. Come learn from worldwide AWS solutions architects and expert customers who will cover hot topics like Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML), Migration, Security, Analytics, Media and FSI.

This free event features global keynote announcements, networking, multiple breakout sessions on the latest cloud technology solutions, access to AWS experts, hands-on learning, and an even bigger solution expo.

Content on May 15, focuses on eight key themes and provides an overview of AWS Services. The event will showcase best practices and demos designed to meet the needs of attendees whether you are new or have intermediate knowledge of the topics (level 100 – 300).

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You have an opportunity to attend the keynote sessions and 50 + breakout sessions led by AWS Solutions Architects and Customers.

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Exhibition & Sponsors

High-energy exhibition showcasing key AWS technology and consulting partners, as well as access to AWS experts.

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Visit the Builders fair, Start-up Central, Tech Talks, Lightning Talks, AWS Workshops, AWS Zone, and Certification Lounge, to learn more about innovation, solutions, partners and training.

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Keynote Speakers

Peter DeSantis

Peter DeSantis, Vice President, AWS Global Infrastructure and Customer Support

Peter DeSantis is the Vice President of AWS Global Infrastructure and Customer Support. In this role, he leads the AWS teams responsible for designing the datacenters, servers and network that underpin our AWS services and deploying and operating this infrastructure worldwide as well as the customer facing organizations providing support for our AWS products.

Peter joined Amazon in 1998. Prior to joining Amazon Web Services, Peter worked in various other groups within Amazon including leading the distributed systems engineering group. In March 2006, Peter joined Amazon Web Services as the General Manager of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Peter led the EC2 team through the 2006 initial launch of the service and went on to lead a number of AWS products focused on compute and networking until he accepted the role of Vice President, AWS Global Infrastructure in October 2016. In January of 2018, Peter expanded his role to include AWS Customer Support.

Peter earned a bachelor of arts with a dual major in Economics and Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

Conor McNamara

Conor McNamara, Director, Business Development, APAC, Amazon Web Services

Conor McNamara leads the Asia Pacific Business Development function for Amazon Web Services, Conor also provides strategic oversight for our AWS business in India with all India Commercial Field Operations reporting into Conor. Conor’s charter is to incubate new AWS services in the Asia Pacific Region. His team takes input from customers across all customer segments, industry verticals, and APAC countries, to develop and deploy programs that increase the pace of adoption and shorten the time to value for customers across the region. Conor and his team also champion the evolving needs of APAC customers, and help ensure that these are represented on the AWS roadmap, of which up to 95% reflects AWS customer requests globally.

Conor joined AWS in 2014 as Cloud Economics and Enterprise Business Development Manager in Australia and New Zealand. In that role, he led high-profile programs to raise industry awareness of the important planning, milestones, and metrics involved in a successful cloud migration, working with customers such as NAB, Origin Energy, and Seven Group. In 2016, he was promoted to his current role, and moved to Singapore to build an APAC-wide team. In addition to significantly growing the size and scope of his team over the past years, Conor continues to act as an Executive Sponsor on a number of AWS’ largest customers, and is an in-demand speaker on the fast-evolving concepts of cloud economics and enterprise strategy, as more and more regional and global businesses migrate to the cloud.

Before joining AWS, Conor held roles in Ireland and Australia in leading technology, management consulting, and private equity firms. He holds a Degree in Electronic Engineering, and a Masters in Management Science from University College Dublin (UCD).

Sanjay Mohan

Sanjay Mohan, Group Chief Technology Officer, MakeMyTrip Ltd.

Sanjay is the Group Chief Technology Officer at MakeMyTrip Ltd. In this role, Sanjay is responsible for developing and executing global technology strategy, and planning ongoing technology innovations for the company’s continued success.

With an overall experience of 25+ years, Sanjay brings along significant expertise in product and platform engineering, including architecture, user experience, site operations, product management and product strategy. His previous stints have been at marquee companies like Yahoo, IBM, Sun, Oracle, and Netscape.

Sanjay has Masters in Computer Science from University of Louisiana and completed his Bachelors’ degree in Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology (Mesra, Ranchi).


Venkatesh Natarajan, Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President – IT, Ashok Leyland

Venkatesh Natarajan is a Mechanical Engineer and a Post Graduate in Maintenance Engineering. He also holds a Masters degree in Engineering Management and a PG in Computer applications.

Venkatesh Natarajan has 33 years of multifaceted experience in the Manufacturing industry and 25 years in the field of Information Technology. He has worked in various capacities in the areas of Plant Maintenance, Production, Sales & Marketing before pursuing a career in Information technology.

Venkatesh Natarajan has been with Ashok Leyland for 18 years and in his capacity as the Chief Digital Officer has been responsible for driving major business transformation in Ashok Leyland leveraging Digital and spearheading the organization’s thrust towards deploying Digital for new business models and new revenue streams apart from Digital for Business Optimization.  He also heads the Connected Vehicles Program in Ashok Leyland.

He serves on the Board of Companies that includes MNCs both in the capacity of a Director and as Advisor. He is passionate about teaching /sharing his knowledge with the student community and is a visiting faculty in premier business schools.

Suhas Devaraju

Suhas Devaraju, Regional CIO, Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

Suhas is a technology leader with more than 18 years of experience and is focused on delivering business value through use of technology investments. He is experienced in partnering business functions and leading technology driven global transformation programs that digitize business operations. He is passionate about building high performing teams with a culture of learning & innovation.

Currently, Suhas heads the Information technology mandate for Unilever in the South Asia region as the Regional CIO. Along with a team of technology experts, he partners the Unilever leadership in South Asia on Digital transformation and leads the Information Technology agenda for the region. In his last role, he has partnered with the Unilever Customer Development Function across Asia & Africa in architecting and implementing technology & analytics capabilities that transformed sales operations in these markets. Suhas was also part of the core team that established the Unilever Captive Centre in Bangalore and transformed Unilever’s SAP Platform capabilities to a new model. Prior to joining Unilever, Suhas worked in Infosys in various program delivery and client partnering roles.

Madhusudan Shekhar

Madhusudan Shekar, Head Digital Innovation, AISPL

Madhusudan Shekar is the Head of Digital Innovation at Amazon Internet Services Private Limited and has been working on cloud computing technologies from 2008. He engages with organizations of all sizes, from startups and large enterprises to enable them to adopt and be successful with AWS Cloud. He has over 20 years of experience in developing large scale systems for telecommunications, media, automotive and financial services industries. He loves to talk about building a connected-intelligent enterprise and enabling great customer experiences through smart technologies. Prior to AWS he built the fleet management system TATA Fleetman for automotive OEM TATA Motors and built the third party API gateway for enterprise smart payment systems at Ezetap. He is an active speaker at several events and runs innovation and devops workshops for large enterprises.

Distinguished Speakers

Arun Gupta

Arun Gupta, Principal Technologist, Amazon Web Services

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Arun Gupta is a Principal Technologist at Amazon Web Services. He is responsible for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) strategy within AWS, and participates at CNCF Board and technical meetings actively. He works with different teams at Amazon to help define their open source strategy. He has built and led developer communities for several years. He has extensive speaking experience in 45+ countries on myriad topics. Gupta has also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the US and continues to promote technology education among children. A prolific writer, author of several books, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Docker Captain, a Java Champion, a JUG leader, he is easily accessible at @arungupta on twitter.

Craig Stires

Craig Stires, Head of Data & Analytics, Amazon Web Services

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Craig Stires is Head of Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data for Amazon Web Services, Asia Pacific. His teams help customers build innovation engines on the Cloud and transform their businesses using modern data architectures. He has 20 years in the analytics industry- starting as a software engineer to becoming the head of analytics consulting for SAS in Asia. He then founded a startup in Thailand creating predictive intelligence systems. Later, he launched the APAC Big Data advisory practice for IDC. Today, Craig works with AWS's most exciting customers building AI-driven engagement platforms and intelligent automation systems.

Olivier Klein

Olivier Klein, Head of Emerging Technologies, AWS

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Olivier is a hands-on technologist with more than 10 years of experience in the industry and has been working for AWS across APAC and Europe to help customers build resilient, scalable, secure and cost-effective applications and create innovative and data driven business models.

He advises how emerging technologies in the Artificial Intelligence (AI), ML and IoT space can help create new products, make existing processes more efficient, provide overall business insights and leverage new engagement channels for end-consumers. He also actively helps customers build platforms that align IT infrastructure and service spending with revenue models, effectively reducing waste and disrupting how product development had been executed over the past decades.

Dhruv Singhal

Dhruv Singhal, Head of Technology, AISPL

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Dhruv has been in the IT Industry for over 30 years. He has worked extensively on varied projects in India, UK & USA across multiple industries including Telecommunications, BFSI, Government and Transportation. Some of the projects handled by him include office automation, benefit administration, web trading, self service portals, freight operations information systems and many more. AT&T, Aircel, Uninor, BSNL, BSE, ICICI, HDFC, NSE, SBI Life Insurance and Indian Railways are some of the organisations he has catered to.

Dhruv is an expert on technology and has written extensively on various technology concepts including self-service provisioning, Enterprise Application Integration and Service Oriented Architecture. Dhruv is currently responsible for Solutions Architecture at Amazon Internet Services, India.

Dhruv is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi and also holds an MBA degree from IIM Calcutta.


Kalpana Sampath,
COO, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Limited

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Kalpana brings a wealth of knowledge and over 34 years of experience in the financial services sector in India, presently she’s working as a COO with DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Limited. In her present role she’s managing Operations, Information Technology, Renewal, Legal, Secretarial, Internal Audit & Risk functions. Prior to this Kalpana was the CEO for Swiss Reinsurance Co. limited wherein she played an instrumental role in launching the India Operations during June 2015. Prior to Swiss Reinsurance Co, Kalpana was the Chief – Customer Service and Operations for ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co Ltd. She joined as a founder member at ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co Ltd in the year 2000 and has been part of various functions as Chief- Underwriting, Claims and Group Operations , Chief – Internal Audit, Legal and Risk Control and lastly as Chief – Customer Service and Operations. In her earlier years of her career, Kalpana was working with Life Insurance Corporation of India from May 1984 till July 2000 in various capacities and was performing the role of an Administrative Officer before she moved on to ICICI Prudential Life Insurance. During her term with LIC, she was handling the Central Claims Review Committee, Branch Operations, New Business, Sales and Policy Servicing.

Kalpana holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce followed by Bachelor of Law from University of Mumbai. She is ACMA, Fellow of Insurance Institute of India (FIII) and Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) UK. She is also a regular speaker at major workshops and conferences in India and abroad conducted by AIMA and global reinsurance companies’ .She is also a Guest faculty at National Insurance Academy since 2003. Along with this, she is the Honorary faculty for MBA course with CII, UK’s India program.

Rajeev Narayanan

Rajeev Narayanan, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Ingenico ePayments India Pvt. Ltd.

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Currently serving as Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer & Regional CTOO for Ingenico e-Payments India across all its businesses. This encompasses responsibilities across: Business, Technology, Industries & Solutions go-to-market Strategy, Innovation and Transformation, Platform, Product & Solution Engineering, Technology, Strategic Partnerships and Ecosystem Engagement. Rajeev brings more than 20 years of technology, domain expertise, business and technology consulting, sales and management experience to his role at Ingenico.

Andrew Thornton

Andrew Thornton,
General Manager, APAC
AWS Elemental

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Andrew oversees sales activities and customer relationships in the Asia-Pacific region and Japan. He brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to his role, with much of his career devoted to broadcast, new media and streaming technologies.

For the past 15 years, Andrew has led sales organizations serving the Asia-Pacific region; most recently, he served as vice president of Grass Valley Asia Pacific, where he oversaw sales and customer support and guided the integration of several corporate brands within the region. Previously, Andrew led the Asia-Pacific region for Harmonic following its acquisition of Omneon, where he served in the same capacity. Prior to that, he directed Asia-Pacific operations for Avid Technology, and previously, he was general manager of the Middle East region for Sony Broadcast and Professional. Before joining Sony, Andrew started his career in the IT industry.

Andrew earned his Bachelor of Technology in Managerial Sciences from Bradford University and his Master of Business Administration from Sheffield University. He is based in the AWS Elemental Hong Kong office.


Bombay Exhibition Centre
NESCO, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063, India