Learn how to modernize Apps and Infrastructure using DevOps

Enterprises acknowledge that legacy IT systems are a huge hitch to their growth as they fail to adapt to the constantly changing needs of the business. Modernizing the IT infrastructure and apps has become imperative not just for growth but to stay in business. The DevOps teams carry a crucial task of providing agility and scalability to fulfill these business demands. Choosing the right tools, technologies and adopting them in double quick time is on top of every DevOps professional.

Tech Insights – The Digital Transformation Series focusses on enabling you with actionable insights to digitally evolve your organization. This interactive 3-hour tech event is a knowledge-driven platform for you and your team to modernize your infra and apps through DevOps. It will cover:

8:30 am – 9:30 am Registration
9:45 am – 9:55 am Digital Transformation: Does it really matter? – Sandeep K
9:55 am – 10:10 am Leading the DevOps momentum: Docker Inc. – Erik Baardse
10:10 am – 10:25 am Role of DevOps in Digital Transformation: User stories from Southeast Asia – by Kaustubh P
10:25 am – 10:55 am How to Modernize Apps and Infrastructure using Docker and what’s new in Docker – Eric Tan
11:00 am – 11:15 am Tea Break
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Live Demo: How to secure your CI/CD pipeline with Docker EE Platform? – Sameer K
12:00 pm – 12:40 pm Fireside Chat: Modernizing IT infrastructure challenges and experiences 
12:40 pm – 12:50 pm Q&A
1 pm onwards Lunch and networking



$0 (This is an invite-only event)


Mumbai, Hyatt Regency – Thu, 31st May 2018

Event Duration:

Registration: 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Event: 9:45 am to 12:45 pm
Followed by lunch & networking


– Erik Baardse I Director Channel & Alliances APAC I Docker Inc.

Erik Baardse is the Director of Channel and Alliances APAC for Docker Inc. covering Asia Pacific. He recently joined Docker early January 2017 where he is appointed to drive company sales through its existing partners and responsible for expanding the partner network. Prior to Docker Erik Baardse worked for EDB Postgres where he has held several sales leadership positions in Europe and also Asia. In his early days Erik worked for Oracle where he was an Account Manager for Oracle Database Technology covering The Netherlands.

In addition, one of his focus areas is to further support local Partner Ashnik and the partner eco-system across the region.

Erik has been in the high-tech industry for over 13 years and has experienced the rapid transition of proprietary software to Open Source based software such as EDB Postgres and now Docker. Erik holds a Bachelor Degree in International Business Management from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.


– Sandeep Khuperkar I CTO & Director, Ashnik

Sandeep Khuperkar is the CTO and Director at Ashnik. He is also responsible in building Ashnik’s India business. Sandeep brings 23 year plus of Industry experience, with 15+ years in open source and building open source and Linux business model. Prior to Ashnik he worked in various leadership capacity in SCO, RedHat and IBM.


– 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 Ashnik in 2013 and leads Ashnik’s South East Asia business development team with responsibility for Strategic Planning, Channels and Partners, Sales, Marketing and Operations. He has been instrumental in building Ashnik culture centered on agility and innovation to keep up with open source innovation. He has played a key role in Ashnik’s multifold Sales growth trajectory by building strong partner ecosystem and responsive customer engagements.

He brings over 10 years of experience in the tech industry to Ashnik and its customers in Southeast Asia.


– Eric Tan I Solutions Engineer, Docker Inc

Eric Tan is a Solutions Engineer at Docker, helping customers adopt container technology across the entire Software Supply Chain enabling them to become more agile while maintaining a cost-effective, portable and controlled IT infrastructure. Prior to joining Docker, he was a Sale Engineer at AppDynamics and Dynatrace, contributing to the APM growth in the APAC region.


– Sameer Kumar I Senior Solution Architect

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.



– Hemant Adarkar I CTO, The Nainital Bank

Dr. Hemant Adarkar has over 25 years of system design and development experience, most of which have been spent in creating highly secure, high transaction volume systems in the BFSI space. Hemant has created the architecture of the Core Banking Platform for Asia’s largest cooperative bank. Some of the important positions held by Hemant are: Head of Software Concept Laboratory at Infosys, VP Technology at JP Morgan and Chief Architect at Datamatics.

He is also a member of the Technology Standing Committee of National Commodities and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX). At present, he is involved in creating a “Digital Only” bank.


– ​​​​Shailesh Kesari Patil​ ​I Managing Director, KESARI TOURS

​Shailesh Patil is the Managing Director at Kesari – one of India’s renowned travel companies known for its innovations and Unique Speciality Tours.

He is the Founder Member of​ ​Kesari Tours​ ​Pvt. Ltd. and was actively involved in developing the company as a Director till 2007.​ ​He brings 34 years of​ ​industry experience and is passionate about​ emerging open source technologies, developing software,​ ​challenging the​ ​proprietary technologies and​ ​building brands. He spearheads the open source technology implementation at Kesari. Few other businesses owned by ​Mr.​ ​Shailesh Patil is – Sukho Thai, Fox Marble, and Kesari Infotech. Kesari Infotech being one of his new ventures for open source technologies, app developments and IOT.


– Dr. Rajeev Papneja I COO & Executive VP (Technology), ESDS Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Dr. Rajeev Papneja is the Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President (Technology) at ESDS Software solutions Pvt. Ltd, and Chief Operating officer at bodHost USA. Vision, purpose, relentless passion for technology and life of spirituality – that’s what Dr. Rajeev brings to the table, combined with over 24 years of extensive systems & software experience on an international scale including more than a decade of experience in the United States of America. He is one of the main pillars of ESDS.


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