App On Cloud Mumbai 16th March

App On Cloud Mumbai 16th March


About The Event

Cloud Computing when combined with Mobile, Social and Open Source offers tremendous opportunities to the developers and entrepreneurs. App On Cloud is a program to showcase the potential of Cloud Computing for the scenarios that target the consumers. It is also a contest inviting your business ideas that leverages Cloud to build the next killer app! is all about bringing the key players of the ecosystem together. Through App On Cloud program, we want to showcase the true potential of the developers and entrepreneurs in India by giving them an opportunity to build a killer app powered by Cloud. When you participate in this, you get a chance to showcase your prototype to the top notch investors, VCs and mentors from the industry.

Meet Yousef Khalidi, Distinguished Engineer, Windows Azure Team

Yousef Khalidi, Distinguished Engineer, Windows Azure Team

Yousef Khalidi is a Distinguished Engineer in the Windows Azure team. Windows Azure is a platform for developing, deploying, managing, and hosting cloud-based Web services. Khalidi is responsible for several aspects of the platform, centered on the goal of building a low-cost, automated, large-scale computing system, using commodity hardware, with efficiently managed shared resources. Before Windows Azure, Khalidi led an advanced development team in Windows that tackled a number of related operating system areas, including application model, resource management, and isolation. He also served as a member of the Windows Core Architecture group.

Before joining Microsoft, Khalidi was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. During his 14 years tenure at Sun, he held several development, architecture, and management positions in Sun’s software division as well as in Sun Labs. Khalidi was Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect of Solaris, Chief Architect and Director of the Sun Cluster product line, Chief Architect of Sun’s N1 utility computing initiative, as well as a principal architect of Solaris MC and Spring operating systems. He shipped several releases of Sun Cluster and the Solaris operating system, and has worked on system management software, high speed networking, and memory management hardware designs.

Khalidi has published works in several areas, including operating systems, high availability, distributed systems, object-oriented software, high speed networking, memory management, and computer architecture. He holds 32 patents in these areas. Khalidi has a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, Georgia.


Closed door interaction between select cloud startups, VCs & Cloud Experts (Apply Here)


  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm   Registration over networking 
  • 2:30 – 3:15 pm   Introduction to App On Cloud Development with Windows Azure
    • By Janakiram MSV, Cloud Specialist and Chief Editor, 
  • 3:15 – 4:00 pm   How to build Mobile, Social, Consumer Web Apps on Cloud
    • By Sriram V Iyer, Co-Founder & CTO, United Mobile Apps 
  • 4:00 – 4:15 pm   Coffee break 
  • 4:15 – 5:15 pm   Keynote Speech
    • By Yousef Khalidi, Distinguished Engineer, Windows Azure 
  • 4:45 – 5:30 pm   Panel discussion on Cloud Computing space in India

    • Yousef Khalidi, Distinguished Engineer, Windows Azure Team
    • Janakiram MSV, Cloud Specialist and Chief Editor,
    • Suresh Sambandam, Founder & CEO, OrangeScape
    • Sriram V Iyer, Co-Founder & CTO, United Mobile Apps
    • Sandeep Singhal, Co-Founder, Nexus Venture Partners

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