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IEEE to host second International Conference on Cloud Computing for Emerging Markets (CCEM) in Bangalore

09-04-2013 12:31 PM CET | Energy & Environment

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Bangalore, 4 September, 2013 – IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, today announced its second IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing for Emerging Markets (CCEM) in India, taking place in Bangalore 16-18 October, 2013. During the three-day event, which will bring together industry, government, and academic leaders in cloud computing from across the world, Dr. Sam Pitroda, Chairman of the National Innovation Council for India, will unveil a white paper on "Roadmap for Cloud computing innovation in India". Infosys' Kris Gopalakrishnan will deliver the inaugural address. To learn more about the conference and to register visit

Other eminent speakers at the conference include - Dr. Anurag Srivastava, Senior VP & CTO, Wipro; Manish Israni, Infrastructure Head, Vodafone India; Shailesh Lakhani, Principal, Sequoia Capital India; Dr. Fausto Bernardini, VP & distinguished engineer, Cloud Managed Services, IBM USA; Dr. C.S.R. Prabhu, Deputy Director General, National Informatics Center India; Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder Chairman and MD, Persistent Systems; Prof. Sadagopan, Director, IIIT - Bangalore and Perraju Bendapudi, Partner Architect, Microsoft Development Center, Hyderabad among others.

According to Kathy L Grise, Future Directions Senior Program Director, IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative, “This conference provides a platform for key stakeholders involved in the Indian cloud ecosystem and the success of the first edition points to the relevance and need for such a platform. The focus on innovation in this conference comes from rapid increase in adoption of cloud services in India, which is why we have also added elements like Startup Showcase and Demos Session to this year’s event.”

Background note on Cloud market in India:
With the leap in demand for cloud services, the Indian market is witnessing an incredible increase in the number of cloud computing providers. Nowadays, cloud computing providers offer their services at an affordable price which is suitable to everyone, hence, even smaller companies are enjoying the benefits of cloud services such as preventing technological catastrophes like data loss, system crashes and virus attacks. According to a recent report entitled “Deconstructing the cloud: The new growth frontier for Indian IT-BPO sector” by NASSCOM in association with Deloitte, “Cloud computing is expected to have a significant impact on the services industry, in terms of services offered, delivery mechanisms and business models. The Indian market for cloud computing is expected to grow by $16 billion in 2020. About two-third of this growth will be due to new businesses and the rest will come from existing service lines.”

For more information about the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative including cloud computing conferences, standards and publications, please visit

About IEEE
IEEE, a large, global technical professional organization is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Learn more at

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