MAY 31th, 2017 | India
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WHD.india 2016

For 2016, WHD.india announces its move from Mumbai to Bangalore — the heart of the technological innovation for the third largest economy in the world. With an exploding middle class spurring demand and a thriving entrepreneurial spirit, India’s internet revolution is just getting started now, and WHD.india is your ticket in.


40% of India’s workforce is employed by more than 51 million small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Contrast that to the United States which boasts 27.1 million SMEs and you get an idea about the scope and power of this opportunity. It’s the fastest growing market for hosting and cloud services in the world.


Bangalore is the technological hub of India. The city of Bangalore has been called “India’s Silicon Valley” because the Bagmane Tech Park is located here — serving as the Indian base where industry leaders like Jupiter Networks, Oracle, Yahoo!, Lenovo, Dell, and dozens of other technology giants promote their business.


With a focus on market leadership and long-tail growth, WHD.india is the event of the year to discover opportunity and make contacts at the largest hosting and cloud event in India. This is your opportunity to introduce your products and services to a hungry audience in this remarkable market.

The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore Hotel

99 Residency Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560 025 India

The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore combines the intricate Jaali design, lush natural foliage, and the elements of water, fire, and stone to evoke India’s vibrant landscapes. Featuring stunning panoramic views of the upscale Residency Road commercial area, the spacious rooms provide travelers with the perfect home base to explore the heritage, culture, and thriving marketplaces of the city.


To make a booking, please refer to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel website. If you are looking for different accommodation, please go to booking.com

Should you have any questions regarding the event, please don’t hesitate to email us at info@worldhostingdays.com.

How to Get Here

The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore Hotel is located at 99 Residency Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560 025 India, approximately 35.3 kilometers from the Kempegowda International Airport.

By Car

Take Highway NH44 South toward Bangalore. Stay on NH44 as it transitions to NH75 and then to Bellary Road. Merge onto Guttahalli Main Road/Mumbai - Bangalore Hwy and remain on this street as it turns right. Then turn right on Prestige Nebula and continue straight onto Lavelle Road, then turn left onto State Bank of India Road before quickly bending right onto St. Marks Road. Turn left onto Residency Road and the hotel will be on your right.

By Bus or Train

There are several public transit routes and connections available. For information, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transit Company (BMTC) has created a mobile app available at the Apple App Store and via Google Play. Additional information is also available at the BMTC website at: www.mybmtc.com

By Taxi

Taxi fare following the most efficient route from the airport to the hotel is approximately 550.00 INR. It is also customary to tip drivers between 30.00 and 50.00 INR per trip. This brings the total to 580.00 to 600.00 INR (about $9.00 US or €8.00 EUR). Exchange rates and individual taxi rates may vary.

Who is attending?

Jitendra Vaswani


Syed K Sirajuddin

Managing DirectorSystron Micronix Pvt. Ltd

Mani Dhanasekar


Anshul Goyal

CEOGuava Softs Pvt Ltd.

Mohan Raj


Prashant Sahu


Rajiv Sodhi

MD & Vice PresidentGoDaddy India & Australia

Sandeep Ramchandani

Vice President & Business HeadRadix

Sarabjeet Khurana

DirectorWebsite Security Solutions (South East Asia / India & SAARC) Symantec

Joeri Borstlap

Managing DirectorResello

Sibtain Zaheer

Business Development ManagerEasyTech Solutions

Manmeet Singh

Executive Board Member, President & FounderDomain Name Owners Association of India


(Subject to Change)

September 28th

Time Topic
8:30 amAdmittance and Registration
9:45 am Welcome Speech
9:55 am
Role of ICT MSMEs* in building a vibrant ‘Digital India’

Shri Vinit Goenka
Member, Task Force – Ministry of Road, Transport &Highways and Shipping, Govt of India
Ex- National Co-Convener of Central IT Cell of BJP
BJP Party office bearer (National as well as State units) for over a decade

Since 2014, the Government of India has undertaken many aggressive initiatives under the ‘Digital India’ mission to increase technology penetration as well as ensure effective delivery of governance to citizens. This great motherland of ours consists of diverse geographies, terrains and people. Ensuring efficient governance for each citizen is a humongous task which can be achieved by involving the ICT MSMEs and entrepreneurs who have the local expertise and reach to make this possible. So, what role ICT MSMEs can play in building a vibrant ‘Digital India’?

Shri Vinit Goenka is a fervent nationalist, technocrat, educationist, social activist, people’s man & visionary with a tenacious drive to inspire and bring about change within society.
He is an active politician with expertise in the field of IT, Transportation & Infrastructure. He is currently a member of the IT Task force in the Ministry of Road, Transport & Highways and Shipping, Government of India where he works closely with Hon. Union Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari on the several nationwide IT initiatives in the context of Minimum Government Maximum Governance envisaged by Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.
In the past, he has served the BJP as its National Co-convener of the BJP central IT Cell where he spearheaded the Digital Strategy of the party in the run up to the general elections of 2014. His contribution in the land slide victory of the BJP has been widely recognized by various sections of the party, media and the society.
He has over the last decade, worked extensively with the BJP at the Center and the State on an array of on-ground as well as digital initiatives. He brings with him a wealth of experience on diverse areas of the political spectrum.
He is also the Chairman of Association of MSMEs in Information Technology (AIM-IT) that works in areas of policy advocacy and promotion of MSMEs in Information Technology sector.

*Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

10:30 am
Partnering for growth

Rajiv Sodhi, Vice President and Managing Director, GoDaddy India & Australia, GoDaddy

Rajiv’s session will talk about the significance of Digital India for the domain and hosting Industry & how the partner ecosystem can capitalize on short term and long term opportunities

11:30 amCoffee Break
11:50 am
Opportunities with Export-Oriented SMB’s in India

Manish Dalal, Vice President – Naming Services, Asia Pacific, Verisign

SMBs (Small and Medium Businesses) in India contribute up to 40% to the overall exports from India. These export-oriented SMBs have strong growth potential and are early adopters of digital presence and collaboration solutions. Through this presentation, Manish will introduce the idea of targeting this untapped segment. As Verisign and incumbents of the domain name industry, we believe it is critical that digital enablers help SMBs in India choose the right solution set to be successful online, starting with a .com domain.

12:10 pm
Zinnov Study on Export Clusters in India

Pari Natrajan, CEO, Zinnov Consulting

SMBs are a strong backbone of the Indian economy, contributing up to 38% of GDP. However, because of the large number and geographical distribution of these SMBs, it can be challenging for internet solution providers to target all SMBs across India. One strategy is to focus on export-oriented SMBs that form a very interesting sub-segment. In this presentation, Pari will detail a Zinnov study that was undertaken with the objective of understanding the SMB landscape and key behaviours within export-oriented manufacturing clusters in India.

12:40 pm
Everyone can Easily Make More Money with Acronis Cloud Solutions

John Zanni, CMO, SVP Cloud & Channel Programs, Acronis

Learn how easy it is to add backup and data protection services to your existing infrastructure and increase your annual revenue per user. Service Providers, Hosters, Telcos, and Cloud Resellers are uniquely positioned to take advantage of this great market opportunity to differentiate themselves and deliver easy, complete, and affordable data protection services that are unmatched in the industry. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine, and including support for servers, workstations, hypervisors, mobile devices, and even Office 365 mailbox data, you can deliver a fully customized backup service that your customers want to buy. John Zanni, long time cloud veteran, will share his time-tested methodologies for success and deliver a hands-on demo of the latest version of Acronis Backup Cloud showing how easy it is to begin protecting your customers’ data.

1:00 pmLunch
2:20 pm
Why You Should Sell Domain Names

Kevin Kopas, Channel Manager for the Asia Pacific region at Public Interest Registry (PIR)

The presentation will focus on the idea behind the new domain extensions and how they relate to everyone. Attendees will be taken through some data and examples of how hosting companies and web designers can set themselves apart from the competition by offering domains as a part of a total solution.

2:35 pm
Symantec Encryption Everywhere

Sarabjeet Khurana, Director, Website Security Solutions - South East Asia / India & SAARC, Symantec

The threat of cyber security attacks on business platforms and personal information is increasing more and more each day. Constantly evolving market dynamics have created the need for hosting providers and their customers to ensure the right level of security is in place for all their sites, applications, and data in motion.

Security should not be an afterthought, yet with close to 1 Billion websites worldwide, 97% lack basic security. Symantec is addressing the need for increased security, and why we want to change the game and encrypt 100% of websites by 2018. Get in the game and become part of this global change.

3:00 pm
The Importance of Social Media Today and The Sóshlr Fit

Chris Greene, Group Manager Asia Pacific, Australia, Sóshlr

Social media platforms are the most widespread and instantaneous form of global communication and information-sharing used by consumers and businesses today. The number of users of social media platforms is as impressive as the rising adoption rate of social media by businesses. Are you capitalizing on social media as a low cost, far reaching, media rich channel to help grow your business? As a Web Host or Service Provider, do you have a social media management solution as part of your product portfolio to manage the need for an increasing social media presence for your customers?

Join us to learn more about the importance of social media as part of today’s marketing strategy. Also, explore Sóshlr, a low cost, easy to use social media management solution. www.soshlr.com

3:20 pm
Webhost industry versus the MSP/Reseller market

Ivan Mudryy, Business Development Manager, SpamExperts

Despite an anticipated merge of the two industries in the last 10 years, today the two markets remain differentiated. This presentation will provide insights on growth opportunities for service providers in the channel markets, and how companies are differentiating their services to drive long-term scalable growth.

3:35 pm
About TIER IV Data Centers in India

Suhaib Logde,. Asst. Vice President, Web Werks

Over a period of time, Data Centers have evolved from a single computer to high-end Military Grade Servers. Understanding how a TIER IV Data Center is and works is a must for everyone who run their business online. WebWerks believes that latest technologies and systems help build a more efficient network of hosting Infrastructure and Services.

3:50 pm
CUSTOMER SUCCESS The secret power behind your ARPU

Nikolay Nedev, Sales Manager BizDev Ops, rankingCoach

Mass market hosting is changing. The golden era of growth has ended. In 2016, your hosting business’s success is no longer guaranteed by overall market swell. You need to generate growth to ensure security, and maximize success.
Creating this growth means increasing your ARPU by professionalising upselling and developing your exiting customers. At the same time, it means obtaining new clients from your competitor. The market is saturated. The only way is up.
But how do you do this? What upsells best for a higher rate of customer retention and lifetime? The answer is simple – sell your customers what they were looking for in the first place – sell your customers success.
Offering your customers success is the secret power behind retention, lifetime, average spending and recommendation rates. Their success is your success, start making it possible today.

4:05 pm
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Cloud Technologies- New Opportunities for your business.

Vishweshara Shankar, Pre-Sales Team Lead India and SAARC, Veeam

Veeam recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24/7/365. Veeam defines DRaaS, by offering it as part of a comprehensive availability strategy, providing a consistent user experience and reducing overall cost to protect your data (backup + replication + cloud). Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service is opportunity to sell cloud services to new and existing customers. Veeam Cloud Connect Replication for Service Providers makes DRaaS easy, profitable and practical for any customer environment.

4:15 pmCoffee Break
4:45 pm
Three golden tips to win from large competitors

Joeri Borstlap, Managing Director, Resello

Internet penetration in India is growing like never before and large multinational companies with deep pockets are investing in getting their share of the market. The segment of midrange and small web service providers is facing harsh competition. Learn what you can do to increase your business.

5:00 pm
Spam: Are you part of the problem, or part of the solution?

Neil Schwartzman, Spamfighter, Executive Director, Cauce.org

Email spam accounts for almost 15 billion messages daily! Spam doesn’t just clog up user inboxes, worse still, spammers are exploiting your servers and networks to host and distribute their garbage. When that happens, your reputation takes a hit; you may find your network blocked by several domain and IP blacklists. There may be legal consequences as well. How do you prevent and remediate spam incidents?

5:35 pm
How hosting is backbone for internet business & How I faced loss of 5000$ by choosing bad hosting

Jitendra Vaswani, Blogger

How bad hosting can affect your business. Jitendra had a deal with a hosting company which promised him to deliver a great hosting experience, but after sometime it was the worst; more than a nightmare that his blog used to go down without any prior notice. As branding is a core part of Jitendra‘s business, bad hosting hampered his business at huge cost – he lost almost 5000$ through his blog BloggersIdeas.com where he promotes various affiliate offers. Jitendra will discuss how to choose best hosting for your business without losing your hard earned money. He believes it is important not to neglect hosting at any cost.

6:30 pmConneXion Party presented by GoDaddy and Verisign


DIAMOND Partner PLATINUM Partner GOLD Partner
30 min. main.FORUM speaking slot guaranteed 20 min. main.FORUM speaking slot guaranteed 10 min. hosting.SESSION optional
Logo prominently placed on all Publications Logo placed on main Publications Logo placed on main Publications
20 sqm (5 m x 4 m) Diamond booth space at hosting.FAIR 12 sqm (4 m x 3 m) booth space at hosting.FAIR 6 sqm (3 m x 2 m) booth space at hosting.FAIR
2 co-exhibitors allowed 1 co-exhibitor allowed
3 badge scanners for the hosting.FAIR 2 badge scanners for the hosting.FAIR 1 badge scanner for the hosting.FAIR
15% discount on the booking of Marketing Opportunities 10% discount on the booking of Marketing Opportunities
Bookable Diamond Meeting Rooms Bookable meeting rooms Bookable meeting rooms
Unlimited standard tickets Unlimited standard tickets Unlimited standard tickets
Costs: 25,000 EUR Costs: 15,000 EUR Costs: 7,500 EUR

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