SODA Forum by OpenSDS

A Collaborative Mini Conference on Open Data Autonomy

Co-located event with OSI Days Bengaluru 2019

NIMHANS Convention Center, 

18th October, 2019,  Bengaluru, India.

Cloud, Big Data, AI, IoT, Edge Computing, Blockchain. New technologies are shaping up very dynamically and fast. For all these technologies, one common factor is ‘data’! Yes, today most of the technology trends are data-centric. Hence, the data and data management are critical today. This mini conference will feature expert speakers discussing on data management use cases, challenges and solutions.

This event is organized by OpenSDS, an open source community working under The Linux Foundation to address storage integration challenges in scale-out cloud native environments. Its vision is to connect siloed data solutions to build a self governed and intelligent data platform.

The call for papers is now closed.

Thank you very much to all the people who took the time to submit a talk proposal for this conference.

We have shortlisted the talks and the schedule is now updated.

See you soon at the conference and thanks again for sending over your talk proposals!

To register for SODA Forum, register for the OSI Days 2019 . Use the link below to register.
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The day will have a mix of technical sessions, end user case studies, interactive workshops, demos and roadmap discussions.

Take back learning on data management challenges, solutions and how to collaborate. Great opportunity for networking.

Win interesting goodies and of course enjoy food and beverages through the day!

Collaborate | Engage | Contribute

Venue: NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bengaluru, India

14:30 – 15:15 


SODA: The Path To Data Autonomy!

Steven Tan, OpenSDS TSC Chair, VP & CTO Cloud Solutions, Futurewei

15:15 – 15:30 

Break / Quiz

( Chance to win some goodies 🙂 )

15:30 – 15:50

Storage & Data Management Challenges & Opportunities

B K GirishKumar, Senior Engineer, NetApp, Technical Council Member, SNIA India

15:50 – 16:10

Advance Data Management with Kubernetes & more!

Sanil Kumar D., Tech Lead, OpenSDS, Chief  Architect, Huawei

16:10 – 16:40

SODA Solutions Demo

Himanshu Varshney, Sushantha Shetty & Shruthi M.N., Developers, OpenSDS

16:40 – 17:00

Building Cloud Native DataOps pipeline using OpenSDS

Uma Mukkara, Co-founder, COO, MayaData & Kiran Mova, Chief Architect, MayaData

17:00 – 17:10

Quiz & Games (Have a break, pay attention and win goodies !!)

17:10 – 17:30

Multi-cloud extension for Storage Management

Prashant Mishra, CEO, Founder, Click2Cloud & Rupal Shirpurkar Business Head (APAC Region), Click2Cloud

17:30 – 17:50

Data Management in Hybrid Cloud – A real use case perspective

Soumik Ghosh, Storage Architect , I&ES Wipro technology

17:50 – 17:55

Lightning Talk: Real Cost of Scaling Data Infrastructure!

Dheeraj Kumar, Software Engineer, Clarisight

17:55 – 18:00

Lightning Talk: Open for the Audience 

Volunteer and Win a special gift

18:00 – 18:10

Quiz & Goodies – Chance to win a bumper prize!

(It’s going to be something really good so make sure you stick around)

18:10 – 18:20

Closing notes & Thanks

18:20 onwards

High Tea & networking.

*Above schedule is tentative and may be changed.


Location, Directions and Timings


NIMHANS Convention Centre 

Hosur Main Road, Lakkasandra,

Hombegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.


Date: 17th & 18th October, 2019
Location: NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bengaluru, India.

Registration Fees: FREE! You can attend the SODA Forum if you have registered with the “Community Pass”.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to register for OSI Days if I want to participate in the SODA Forum?

Yes. You have to register for OSI Days Bengaluru 2019 to participate at the SODA Forum.

The SODA Forum is a co-located event with OSI Days Bengaluru 2019. You can attend it if you have the Community Pass.