The new ‘Cloud Powered Virtual World’ to bolster demand for skilled professionals in Cloud

With social distancing “Virtual” has become the ‘next normal’ and “learn, network, grow” has become the ‘new mantra to survive’. According to a recent report by IDC, as a result of the spread of the pandemic, 64 per cent of the organisations in India are expected to increase demand for cloud computing while 56 per cent for cloud software to support the new normal. Tech and all other sectors are working remotely and using online services. This has opened a plethora of opportunities for cloud to take the lead in the new and informed world order. With this, the demand for skilled professionals in cloud and related technologies like AI & ML services, DevOps, and containers (esp. Kubernetes) is dramatically increasing. KonfHub, a Bangalore based startup for discovering and hosting high-quality technical events (mainly conferences) is organizing a big-bang virtual Cloud Community Days conference scheduled for 17th June to 19th June 2020.

This three-day virtual, developer-focused, single track conference on modern cloud technologies is sponsored by Microsoft and will focus on Containers/Kubernetes, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, DevOps, Serverless, and more. This conference aims at up-skilling IT, software and technology professionals on cloud and other modern technologies so as to create new growth, learning and networking avenues in the post COVID-19 world. With free entry for participants, the conference endeavors to democratize the world of online services for developers.

Talking about the need and importance of the conference, Hari Kiran Kumar G, Co-founder, KonfHub said, “Given the current prevailing COVID-19 scenario, more and more businesses and enterprises are moving to cloud. Further developers are also up-skilling themselves to gain expertise on cloud. We are confident that this boundary-less cloud community day conference will allow participants to become a cloud-native; deep-dive tech sessions by renowned experts on disruptive tools and approaches will help businesses become more nimble and foster innovation by leveraging convergence of cloud infrastructure, AI & ML to innovate at an unmatched speed and scale. We are proud to have Microsoft as the sponsor of this platform as the brand is consistently supporting the developer communities to up-skill themselves by providing experts for knowledge sharing and content / learning resources such as e-books, blogs and learning modules on specific topics.”

Addressing the significance of “Learn, Network, Grow” in the new world order, Ganesh SamarthyamCo-founder, KonfHub said, “The KonfHub mantra is “Learn, Network, Grow”. The mantra remains the same, but with COVID-19, the way of doing it is new.  Instead of in-person, face-to-face, physical conferences / meetups / training programs, learning is now online and virtual. We are witnessing a great demand and traction for virtual technical events and conferences as they are great platforms to learn from experts. In the COVID-19 world, networking has got a different meaning as social distancing has become a global mandate and the need of the hour. With virtual meetings, webinars and conferences, connecting to people remotely has become more efficient, impactful and easier. Collaboration, team spirit and up-skilling have gone online to redefine how we grow in near future.”

A recent survey by EEMA (Events and Entertainment Management Association) suggests that the Indian events and exhibition sector is expected to take an INR 1 Tn hit as almost all big scale events across categories have been postponed or cancelled because of the outbreak. But the never dying spirit of startup innovation in India is helping the industry to survive with cloud-based technologies making Virtual Events the next big success. Technology events and conferences worldwide require novel approaches as they are highly-complex tasks. The recent transition from offline to online has made it even more challenging. The absence of a single platform for tech conferences in India that connects organizers, speakers, sponsors, and attendees laid the foundation of KonfHub. Co-founded by Hari Kiran Kumar G and Ganesh Samarthyam, KonfHub bridges the gap by providing a platform that ensures seamless and end-to-end execution of organizing a technology conference. KonfHub is part of virtual incubation from the NASSCOM 10k Startups program

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