DigitalOcean TIDE

DigitalOcean, in partnership with NASSCOM 10,000 startups is organizing TIDE, a day-long conference of insightful talks and panel discussions meant for technology-enabled businesses.

Come listen to Industry experts and practitioners and learn best practices on how you can use Cloud to grow and scale your business! This conference will be relevant for both business & technical folks at your organization.

Date: April 4th (Thursday)
Time: 9 AM to 5.30 PM
Venue: ITC Gardenia, Residency Road,

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Tech Sessions



Learn best practices and tips to manage and scale your applications on the cloud, including hands-on workshops

Listen to Founders who have been there, done that - Learn from their successes and failures!

Meet fellow developers, entrepreneurs & VCs from the ecosystem - Build new connections!


Main Stage

Time Session Speakers
9:00 AM Registration & Networking
10:00 AM Welcome & Introduction Prabhakar Jayakumar (Country Director, DigitalOcean India)
10:15 AM The Makings of a Product Nation: The Evolution of the Indian Startup Ecosystem Hemant Mohapatra (Partner, Lightspeed India)
10:45 AM Power your business with Cloud Native applications • Abstract Janakiram MSV (Cloud Advisor & Author)
11:15 AM Building the Developer Cloud for Modern Apps • Abstract Shiven Ramji (SVP - Products, DigitalOcean)
11:45 AM Tea & Networking 
12:15 PM Building and Scaling a SaaS platform: The OpsRamp journey • Abstract
Viswanatha Raju Penmetsa (Director of SaaS Operations, OpsRamp)
Prabhakar Jayakumar (Country Director, DigitalOcean India)
12:35 PM Technology Decisions to Build your Modern Applications • Abstract
Prateek Gupta (CTO,
Deepak Kumar 
(Co-founder, Kreatio)
Venkat Dulipalli 
(CEO, ScriptBees)
Vinothini Raju (CEO, Bluemeric)
Barry Cooks (CTO, DigitalOcean)
1:10 PM How to Build a Successful Sales Organization? • Abstract Jeffrey Giannetti (Chief Customer Officer, DigitalOcean)
1:30 PM Lunch & Networking
2:30 PM
Disrupting performance support and user onboarding:
The Whatfix Story • Abstract
Achyuth Krishna (Director of Engineering, Whatfix)
Prabhakar Jayakumar (DigitalOcean)
2:50 PM DigitalOcean Solutions Partner Program: Making Waves Together • Abstract
Jeffrey Giannetti (Chief Customer Officer, DigitalOcean)
Varghese Cherian (Managing Director & SVP,
3:10 PM DigitalOcean Hatch: Fueling High-growth Startups • Abstract
Ankit Ratan (Co-founder, Signzy)
Viswanathan Ramakrishnan (Founder, Magic Crate)
Mohan Ram (DigitalOcean)
Arpita Kapoor (CEO, Mech Mocha)
3:40 PM Growth hacks to acquire your first 1,000 Customers • Abstract Anirudh Narayan (Author of 'Scale Smart')
4:00 PM Tea & Networking
4:30 PM Growth vs Unit Economics: What Investors want from you
Sachin Unni (Partner, Zeroth) 
Radhesh Kanumury 
(Managing Partner, Arka Ventures)
Shalini Prakash 
(Venture Partner, 500Startups)
Ray Newal (Managing Director - India, Techstars)
Athira Nair (Senior Correspondent, YourStory)
5:00 PM
Sketchily Ever After, the Sketch Comedy Show • Abstract
Team Tahatto
5:30 PM
Closing + Networking

Tech Breakout Session

Time Session Speakers
2:20 PM
Managed Kubernetes on DO:
The simplest way to Scale your Applications • Abstract
Janakiram MSV (Cloud Advisor & Author)
3:00 PM Simplicity at Scale: DigitalOcean Deep Dive • Abstract Team DigitalOcean
3:20 PM
Building a high-engagement Gaming platform:
Architectural lessons from Gameberry • Abstract
Ankit Rohilla (Gameberry Labs)
Manish Kaushal (Gameberry Labs)
3:40 PM
Lessons in Customer Empathy and Advocacy • Abstract
Mohammed Coovadia (VP - Customer Success & Support, DigitalOcean)
4:00 PM Tea & Networking 
4:30 PM DigitalOcean Marketplace: Build Smarter, Build Faster • Abstract Goutham Veeramachaneni (Software Engineer, Grafana Labs)
Karan MV 
(Developer Relations - India, DigitalOcean)

Developers, Startups & Investors love TIDE

  • "I see a lot of engagement here. Entrepreneurs in Bangalore are very confident. They want good content, good networking opportunity and I think TIDE has been structured very well to cater to this need."

    - Bala Girisaballa (President, Techstars India)

  • "This was amazing. We saw people from different genres come in - from developers to founders - and it was really interesting talking to them. Everybody loved DigitalOcean TIDE as a whole."

    - Shamasis Bhattacharya (VP - Engineering, Postman)

  • "DigitalOcean TIDE is excellent. The sessions were excellent where I learnt details about where I have to improve, where I have to cut-down and a lot of other things. The connections I have created here will be very useful."

    - Varun Varde (COO, Swaraa Solutions)


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Come & join us at TIDE Bangalore!