|[September 10, 2013]
IEEE Standards Association Forms Cloud Computing Innovation Council to Help Accelerate and Advance India's IT Infrastructure
PISCATAWAY, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
IEEE (News - Alert), the world's largest professional organization advancing technology
for humanity, today announced that the IEEE Standards Association
(IEEE-SA) has formed the Cloud Computing Innovation Council for India
through its Industry Connections program. The new council will serve as
a "think tank" for propelling technological innovations across the
cloud-computing ecosystem in India and other emerging markets.
"The council is very important to the adoption and deployment of cloud
computing as India's IT (information technology) infrastructure of
choice," said Srikanth Chandrasekaran, standards senior manager for IEEE
India. "The government of India is already driving several
cloud-computing projects under the guidance and leadership of the
Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY). To help
further direct these programs, the council will provide proposals for
standards, research, education initiatives and regulatory, legislation
and policy recommendations to promote innovation that's vital to the
framework of this technology."
"This council is focused on developing an innovation framework and
ecosystem to enable new and relevant cloud-computing initiatives in the
country for both national and global impact," said Pamela Kumar, chair
of the Cloud Computing Innovation Council for India. "We will soon
publish a white paper that will specify an innovation roadmap for
cloud-computing technologies in India. The scope of this white paper
encompasses the usage scenarios and service delivery, platform and
infrastructure technologies, and the enablement framework for cloud
computing. The council is composed of 14 working groups addressing
global trends in the relevant technologies, initiatives and
opportunities in India. This includes challenges and barriers unique to
the Indian ecosystem, which will be providing recommendations and
The new council is established as an IEEE-SA Industry Connections
activity. Through Industry Connections, IEEE-SA facilitates like-minded
organizations and individuals coming together quickly, effectively and
economically to build consensus at strategic points in a technology's
lifecycle.Industry Connections activities have the unique opportunity
to leverage IEEE resources in a customized format to produce a variety
of shared results.
"The new council provides a platform for companies, government agencies
and others to come together to accelerate the deployment and
mobilization of innovation for cloud computing," said Konstantinos
Karachalios, managing director of the IEEE-SA. "By gathering industry
experts and members of other professional bodies and academia, the
council aims to position India as a global provider of cloud-computing
services and infrastructure. As the council further matures, we look
forward to the formation of globally relevant IEEE standards and other
technological advancements that will make a significant difference in
the future of cloud computing in India and around the world."
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