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ITU-TRCSL Symposium on Cloud Computing

Day 1: 28 July 2015


08:30-09:30   Registration

09:30-10:00   Opening Ceremony

Welcome Remarks by Chairman of TRCSL, Sri Lanka
Mr. M M Zuhair PC, Director General, TRCSL, Sri Lanka

Opening Remarks by Mr. Sameer Sharma Senior Advisor, ITU Regional Office for Asia adn the Pacific  

10:00-10:30   Keynote Address

"ICT Growth Trends & Cloud Computing"
Mr. Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor, ITU Regional Office for Asia adn the Pacific [biodata] [presentation]

10:30-11:00   Tea Break

11:00-12:30   Session 1: Introduction to Could Computing Technologies

This session aims to provide introduction to Cloud Computing evaluation, Cloud Services, adoption and standards
 History, evolution and future of cloud computing.
 Cloud actors, cloud service models and deployment models. 
 Cloud adoption and migration strategies. 
 Cloud computing standards acceleration, current focus and progress.

Moderator:
Mr. Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisoer, ITU Regional Office for Asia adn the Pacific

Speakers:
- Dr. Ruan He, France Telecom Orange [biodata] [presentation]
- Dr. K B N Ratnayake, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya [biodata] [presentation]
- Mr. Nimal Ratnayake [biodata] [presentation]

12:30-14:00   Lunch Break

14:00-15:30   Session 2: Cloud Computing Foundation and Requirements

Session 2 will provide overview of cloud computing from standardization point of view along with core terms and definitions related to cloud computing. Furthermore this session will describe the cloud computing framework by identifying high-level requirements and concepts for cloud computing infrastructure. Additionally, the functional requirements of DaaS (Desktop as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and NaaS (Network as a Service) will be introduced.

Moderator:
Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, PTA, Pakistan

Speakers:
- Chris Foo, Principle Architect Huawei [biodata] [presentation]
- Saman Perera, Senior General Manager, Information Systems, Mobitel [biodata] [presentation]

15:30-16:00   Tea Break

16:00-17:30   Session 3: Architecture, Management, Cloud Interoperability, Security and Data Protection

Session 3 aims to highlight the main achievement in technologies and standards related to Cloud computing. Cloud reference architecture, management framework and inter-cloud framework, virtual format and management Interface will be introduced in this session. Additional experiences and success stories related to implementation of these new technologies and standards will be introduced.

Moderator:
Dr. Ruan HE, France Telecom Orange

Speakers:
- Mr. Ruan He, France Telecom Orange [presentation]
- Mr. M I Deen, General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, Sri Lanka Telecom [biodata] [presentation]
- Mr. Jayaraj Sayanthan, Lead Engineering Manager, IDC and Cloud, Dialog, Sri Lanka [biodata] [presentation]

Day 2: 29 July 2015

​09:00-10:30   Session 4: Big Data Strategy in the Cloud and Applications

 Development of smart cities: Optimize bus routes, time tables, traffic light systems, etc.
 Development of a national cloud for health services: Store medical reports and records, provide data for medical research, connect hospitals, etc.

Moderator:
Mr. Yogesh Jiandani, CTO, GSP India and SAARC

Speakers:
- Yogesh Jiandani, CTO, GSP India and SAARC [biodata] [presentation]
- Mr. Kiththi Perera, Chief Wholesale and Enterprise Officer, Sri Lanka Telecom [biodata] [presentation]
- Mr. Thareendra Kalpage, Enterprise Account Manager, Government & Defense, Sri Lanka & Maldives region Microsoft Corporation [biodata] [presentation]

10:30-11:00   Tea Break

11:00-12:30   Session 5: How Big Data and Cloud Computing aspects can be utilized?

 Development of a national cloud for e-learning : Processing intensive software in the cloud - can be accessed from low cost low power tablets, Learning resources in the cloud, Monitor students in a national level, Allocate resources among schools in a more intelligent manner using Big Data analysis.
 Development of a national cloud for e-Agriculture services : Farmers can access to information such as crop prices, fertilizer offers, etc through kiosks in community centers, connect to agriculture experts, data can be gathered to perform Big Data analysis on agriculture related issues, etc.

Moderator:
Mr. Gus O’ Brien, Principle Architect, Huawei

Speakers:
- Gus O' Brien, Principle Architect, Huawei [biodata] [presentation]
- Mr. Udaka Kappagoda, Manager - IN and Data Services, Bharti Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. [biodata] [presentation]
- Mr. Thareendra Kalpage, Enterprise Account Manager, Government & Defense, Sri Lanka & Maldives region Microsoft Corporation [presentation]

12:30-14:00   Lunch Break 

14:00-15:00   Session 6: Mobile Cloud Computing and Regulatory Issues

 How the combination of cloud computing, mobile computing and wireless networks can bring rich computational resources to mobile users, network operators, as well as cloud computing providers.
 Introduction to wireless infrastructure cloud providers and managed services. 
 Understand wireless and mobile security risks. 
 Regulatory issues and challenges and how regulators are planning to address it?

Moderator:
Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Pakistan

Speakers:
- Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Pakistan [biodata] [presentation]
- Dr. Chamitha de Alwis, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sir Lanka  [presentation]
- Mr. Jaanaka Samarakone, Head, Legal and Regulatory, Bharti Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. [biodata] [presentation]
- Mr. Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific [presentation]

15:00-15:30   Tea Break

15:30-17:00   Session 7: Green Cloud Computing

 How to operate energy efficient cloud computing systems (e.g. Green Data Centres).
 How to increase the energy efficiency and minimize carbon foot print by utilizing cloud computing technologies: cloud servers, cloud storage, etc.

Speakers:
- Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Pakistan

Day 3: 30 July 2015

​09:00-10:30   Session 8: How to start new and innovative Cloud Computing Industries - SMEs

 What are cloud based apps and services that can be delivered by SMEs.
 Case Studies - Cloud based Apps and Services world-wide.

Moderator:
Mr. Mohan Jayasekera, Director Policy, International Relations & License Administration, TRCSL

Speakers:
- Prof. Gihan Dias, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Moratuwa "A Sri Lankan Cloud" [biodata] [presentation]
- Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Pakistan [presentation]
- Dr. Chamitha de Alwis, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sir Lanka [presentation]

10:30-11:00   Tea Break

11:00-12:20   Session 9: Expertise Sharing and Assistance

 Role of TRCSL
 Role of Industry
 Role of international organisations e.g. ITU
 Role of academia

Moderator:
Mr. Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor, ITU

Speakers:
- Dr. Ruan He, France Telecom Orange
- Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Pakistan

12:20-12:30   Closing

- Mr. Sameer Sharma, Senior Adviser, ITU
- Mr. M M Zuhair PC, Director General
- Mr. Mohan Jayasekera, Director Policy, International Relations & Licence Administration TRCSL Sri Lanka

12:30-14:00   Lunch