EDB Postgres Tech Insights – The Digital Transformation series 2018

Tech Insights – The Digital Transformation Series

Data is right at the heart of any digital transformation blueprint. The volume and speed of data being generated today is astonishing. Legacy applications and database technologies are not exactly helping enterprises to bring about the transformation at a speed that is needed to match the development taking place. This is where enterprises are turning to PostgreSQL more than ever.

Postgres – Cornerstone of IT Modernization

Postgres serves as the foundation of a comprehensive approach to change older applications into the next generation applications required today. It has emerged as a database technology that works well with all new age initiatives – microservices architecture, polyglot persistence architecture, hybrid cloud approach, automation and scalable architecture. EDB Postgres’ automated tools and accelerators are effectively helping global enterprises with this transformation.

Tech Insights – The Digital Transformation Series focusses on enabling you with technical insights to digitally transform your organisation. This interactive 3-hour tech event will help you understand how Postgres can help in modernizing your IT.

Know how EDB Postgres integrates with technologies and infrastructures to achieve above initiatives and works well in heterogeneous, database environment, provides alternative to legacy database technologies and integrates well with new age technologies such as Hadoop, NoSQL database, automation tools etc. Most organizations use this advanced data management platform for its reliability, flexibility and for being cost-effective. Yours could be next. Learn more at Tech Insights – The Digital Transformation Series!

Event Agenda


Opening Note: Digital Transformation: Does it really matter?

Migrating from Legacy Database to Postgres: How, Why and its Advantages
PostgreSQL for Digital Transformation – NoSQL Features, Replication, FDW and more

Tea Break

Keynote by Ed Boyajian – CEO, EDB Postgres

Customer Panel Talk: Challenges and Experiences of IT Modernization

Live Demo – Automating PostgreSQL deployment for massive scale-up

Lunch Break

Tech Insights – The Digital Transformation Series is an invitation-only event led by senior technology executives from EDB Postgres and Ashnik. Get technical and actionable insights on how to modernize your IT using Postgres. If you’d like to attend this event, request for an invite.

Event Details

Location & Date:
Thu, 30th August 2018
This is an invite only event, it needs pre-registration.
Event Timing:
9.00 am to 9.30 am – Registration
9.30 am to 12.30 pm – Event duration
12.30 pm onwards – Lunch and networking



– Sachin Dabir I Founder, Director – Ashnik

With over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, Sachin Dabir has been passionately building solutions to address business critical challenges. He has built technology solutions for large enterprises in Telecom, Banking, Manufacturing and Government sectors. He is enthusiastic about open source solutions and brings pragmatism while leveraging the technology components…

Prior to founding Ashnik he worked with open source leader Red Hat since 2001. As a head of sales and pre-sales, he led the foundation of open source business in general and Linux in particular in India.

In 2007, he moved to Singapore and set up ISV eco-system and led the IBM OEM relationship for APAC region for Red Hat. During his stints at MNC companies such as Fujitsu ICIM, Kale consultants in India, he has successfully led sales and product development teams to address technology solutions in Banking and manufacturing industries. He has been invited as a speaker in many public forums such as Linux Asia, Dataquest, NASSCOM, CNBC and others.

Sachin holds a degree in Electronics engineering, a diploma in Marketing Management from Mumbai college and certificate in marketing from prestigious Indian School of Business. His keen interest in open source software and skills in integrating technology solutions to solve business challenges led him to start Ashnik in 2009.

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– Kaustubh Patwardhan I Director – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, Ashnik

Kaustubh Patwardhan is Ashnik’s Director for Southeast Asia (SEA) and Hong Kong. He leads sales, strategy and business development for the region. Kaustubh joined in 2013 and heads Ashnik’s SEA enterprise open source business with responsibility for strategic planning, channels and partners, sales and operations…

He has been instrumental in building Ashnik’s culture which is centered on agility and innovation, aligning it to the core ideology of open source itself. Besides playing a key role in Ashnik’s multi-fold sales growth trajectory, his key accomplishments are building a solid partner ecosystem across the region and being highly responsive on customer engagements.

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– Ashish Nauriyal I Lead Solutions Consultant, EDB Postgres

Ashish is Lead Database Solution Consultant with EDB Postgres. He has 10+ years of database administration and management experience, working directly with customers in a support, consulting and training capacity. Ashish is currently based in Sydney, Australia and has been consulting with customers on their EDB Postgres Database, Oracle to EDB Postgres Database migrations…

replication technologies, disaster recovery planning and highly-available and scalable database deployments. He has in-depth experience with Oracle, PostgreSQL and EDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server DBMS technologies. Ashish started working in EDB in 2010 as a Systems Engineer, quickly gaining experience as an EDB Postgres Database, Integration, Management and Migration tool suite’s expert by supporting the production environment for EDB customers. He then strengthened his technical and business-oriented skills by taking the role of Pre-sales Engineer.

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– Ed Boyajian I President and CEO, EDB

Ed Boyajian, President and CEO of EDB, drives the development and execution of EDB’s strategic vision and growth strategy in the database industry. Ed joined EDB in 2008 after six years at Red Hat, where he rose to Vice President and General Manager of North America. He played a central leadership role in the development of the modern business model for bringing open source to enterprises…

Before that, he was Vice President of Red Hat’s global OEM business, responsible for all partnerships, including the early Linux adoption by HP, IBM, and Dell.

As a 15-year veteran of the open source software movement, Ed is a seasoned enterprise software executive who emphasizes that EDB must be a technology-first business in order to lead the open source data management ecosystem. He is adamant that great technology above all else drives market leadership. Ed believes strongly in the importance of investing in partnerships across the open source and commercial software and hardware ecosystem. Ed served as a Captain in the U.S. Army and trained as an Airborne Ranger. Within EDB, he coaches and encourages each employee to hone leadership skills. Ed is known for his passion, relentless energy, and strategic leadership.

Ed earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and BA from Boston University.

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– Sameer Kumar I Senior Solution Architect, Ashnik

Sameer Kumar is the Senior Solution Architect working with Ashnik. Sameer and his team works towards providing enterprise level solutions based on open source and cloud technologies. He has an experience in working on various roles ranging from development to performance tuning and from installation and migration to support and services roles…

Sameer has acquired Professional Certification for his adept skills of PostgreSQL. He is also certified as the IBM DB2 Advanced DBA and was nominated as IBM Champion for his contributions in IBM data community. Besides, he is also experienced in MongoDB, Oracle and SQL Server.

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– Fajar Hartanto I Head of IT Enterprise System Architecture, Bank Danamon Indonesia

Seasoned IT professional with strong background in Financial Service Industry, current position in Bank Danamon Indonesia is Head of IT Enterprise System Architecture that building responsible for the creation, maintenance and management of IT architecture models and their lower level components. Also required to interpret…

use and apply information contained within IT architecture to inform a range of business improvement activities, particularly those involved in the design, development, enhancement and maintenance of IT support systems.

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– Graham Pullen I Vice President, Sales, Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), EDB

Graham Pullen is Vice President, Sales, Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). In this role, Graham manages EDB’s field sales organization in the APJ region as well as channel development. He brings more than a two decades of specialized enterprise sales and channel development in the APJ region and also has experience with B2C software…

Graham joined EDB from OpenText, where he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Alliances and Global Channels. Prior to taking on that role, he had been responsible for the APAC sales region as Senior Vice President Sales APAC for six years. Graham has held regional leadership roles in a number of global organizations such as IBM, Vignette Corporation, EMC Documentum, BEA, Peoplesoft, SGI and CDC. Educated in the UK at Letchworth College, Graham moved to the Asia Pacific region in 1985.

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About EDB

EDB Postgres platform integrates the core EDB Postgres DBMS with adjacent technologies for hybrid cloud management, data integration, and data warehouse. Our customers benefit from the highest performing, most reliable, flexible, open, and cost-effective data management platform available. 17% of the Fortune 500 utilize EDB’s technology and solutions to drive their digital strategies and to address their long-term business and technology requirements. Companies around the globe like ABN AMRO, the American Automobile Association (AAA), Clear Capital, EMC, Ericsson, MasterCard, Netflix, Nokia Siemens, Sony, U.S. Cellular, and many more have turned to EDB and Postgres.

About Ashnik

Ashnik is a Singapore headquartered leading open source solutions provider, with presence across South East Asia, US and India. Ashnik delivers consulting services and solutions based on enterprise open source and big data solutions platform to overcome critical business challenges – enabling enterprises to achieve their digital transformation goals using open source technologies while also enabling the customers’ to keep their operational costs minimal.

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