Cloud Network Design Patterns: Bridging the Industry Gap and Optimizing Business Outcomes

Fall 2023

As networks evolve towards the cloud, the “pay-as-you-go” model significantly impacts network planning and cost structures, revealing an industry gap in effective cloud network design for optimized user experience. This session promises an insightful exploration of the challenges and opportunities in creating cloud, hybrid-cloud, multi-cloud, and cloud edge deployments, emphasizing the need for standard network reference architectures to help businesses optimize capital and operational expenditures.
-Understanding the “Pay-As-You-Go” Model: Impact on Network Engineering and Costs
-The Industry Gap: Identifying Challenges in Cloud Network Designs
-Demystifying New Services from CSPs: Modifications and Cost Implications
-Emergence of Cloud, Hybrid-Cloud, Multi-Cloud, and Cloud Edge Deployments: A Closer Look
-The Need for Standard Network Reference Architectures: Benefits and Best Practices
Discussion and Q&A: Towards Optimizing Capital and Operational Expenditures

Who Should Attend: Network engineers, cloud solution architects, IT managers, CIOs, CTOs, and business decision-makers striving to leverage cloud network design for enhanced performance, cost optimization, and improved user experience. This session will also be beneficial for professionals interested in understanding the dynamics of emerging cloud services and their impact on network costs.


Tony Berg is VP/CTO for the Global Enterprise Segment. Tony is responsible for driving strategy and planning for a group of 300+ highly consultative and knowledgeable technology individuals focused on achieving tangible business outcomes through leveraging best-of-breed solutions that align with our clients’ IT strategy, architecture and business priorities. These experts are dedicated to strategically and intimately partner with our customers who are deeply exploring transformational change through best-in-class technology and services.

Guruprasad Ramamoorthy is the, Global Head of Network Architecture, Engineering & Operations and Site Lead for S&P Global India. He has been with the company since 2017 and is a hands-on technology executive with a unique blend of Product Development, Digital Infrastructure, End User Computing and Cybersecurity experience. Mr. Guruprasad is responsible for plan-build-run  functions of our global network that spans across 80+ global offices, 20+ Data Centers and 4+ multi-cloud environments. He also leads various enterprise wide initiatives to rapidly transform our infrastructure to software-defined, re-imagine the edge and strengthen the cybersecurity.

In the last two years, Mr. Guruprasad was responsible for building S&P Global’s Technology center of excellence in India from ground-up while attracting the best talent in the region. The site in India (Hyderabad) accommodates more than 1000+ associates and is purpose-built to facilitate innovation by providing employees with access to latest technologies and infrastructure, as well as physical spaces that enable highly collaborative teams.

Mr. Guruprasad represents the company’s commitment to develop talent to deliver new insights, accelerate the speed of operations and value delivery for our customers while establishing S&P Global as the most innovative company. To achieve this, he works closely with the global leaders to enable S&P Global’s product and systems with the help of 1000 + technology associates.

Mr. Guruprasad has about 18 years of experience. He was previously associated with companies such as Visa, BNY Mellon and Sify Technologies. He completed his Master’s in Business Administration from Madurai Kamaraj University and holds a Bachelor’s in Technology from Anna University.


Petek Ergul is a Managing Director at HSBC Chief Technology Office, leading a geographically dispersed global engineering organization for the Bank’s all Telecommunications related services. She is accountable for defining and delivering its global transformation, encompassing technology, risk control uplift and organizational strategies; and for managing the relationships with cybersecurity, risk stewards, 2nd line of defence, audit, compliance, and regulatory affairs to ensure compliance across its technologies.

With a career of 20+ years in Mobile Communications and Financial Services industries, Petek is a result-oriented change leader, transforming, building and managing large and complex international technology operations in global infrastructure organizations and in delivering industry leading, scalable, secure and resilient technology solutions and services.

Petek holds an Executive MBA from Bayes Business School in London, a MSc in Broadband and Mobile Communication Networks and BEng in Computer Systems Engineering from University of Kent in Canterbury, the UK.

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