ACM India Industry Webinar on Thursday, 25 May 2023 at 6:00 pm IST with Amith Singhee
"From Clouds to Hybrid Clouds"
In this session of the webinar series, we focus on the Hybrid Cloud computing model. We will discuss the factors that motivated the development of Hybrid Cloud, its key characteristics, some of its technology building blocks, and its architecture patterns that are enabling real-world Hybrid Cloud deployment.
Register now for the next session of ACM India Industry Webinar series, “From Clouds to Hybrid Clouds ”to be presented on Thursday, 25 May 2023 at 6:00 pm IST by Dr. Amith Singhee, Director IBM Research India and Chief Technology Officer for IBM India and South Asia.
The hosts for this session will be Dr. Hemant Pande, Executive Director of ACM India and Dr. Rajeev Shorey, UQIDAR, IIT Delhi.
Title: From Clouds to Hybrid Clouds
Cloud computing promises significant benefits to organizations in deploying and utilizing their Information Technology (IT) systems and applications. At the same time, we see software deployments increasingly span across disparate IT environments. For example, enterprise applications will often include functionalities deployed across pre-existing on-premises data centers and newly adopted Public Clouds. Another example, deployment could span the Edge, telecom networks and centralized data centers. Achieving such deployment will challenge development and IT service management teams because these various environments would need diverse skills and technology expertise. Further, seamless interoperability among these environments may be challenging. These problems created the need for the Hybrid Cloud computing model, or simply, Hybrid Cloud, as the solution. In this talk, we will discuss the factors that motivated the development of Hybrid Cloud, its key characteristics, some of its technology building blocks, and its architecture patterns that are enabling real-world Hybrid Cloud deployment.
Dr. Amith Singhee is the Director of IBM Research, India and Chief Technology Officer for IBM India and South Asia. As Director, he sets the strategy for the Research division in IBM India for driving forward-looking innovation that fuels growth for IBM’s products and services. This includes foundational research in the areas of Hybrid Cloud, AI, Quantum Computing, Security, and Sustainability. As CTO, Amith engages with the regional ecosystem in academia and industry to represent IBM’s technology vision.
Prior to this role, Amith was the Senior Manager and lead for Hybrid Cloud Research at IBM Research India, focused on developing innovations that help IBM’s enterprise clients to effectively adopt Hybrid Cloud. Amith has been with IBM since 2008 when he joined IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in NY, USA as a Research Staff Member and worked on multiple projects till 2015 when he moved to IBM Research India. Over the years, Amith has garnered extensive experience in applying artificial intelligence, IoT, enterprise architecture, and Cloud and mobile technologies to real-world business processes. He has worked with multiple large enterprises globally and across sectors such as banking, insurance, retail, energy, agriculture, and buildings/real estate and chip design. His work has led to multiple new product and services offerings from IBM.
Amith is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, and has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM and a winner of several technical and leadership awards at IBM and outside - the Donald O. Pederson Award from IEEE, the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the European Design and Automation Association, the Arthur G. Milnes Award from Carnegie Mellon University.