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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
|8:30 am||Admittance and Registration|
|9:45 am||Welcome Speech|
Role of ICT MSMEs* in building a vibrant ‘Digital India’
Shri Vinit Goenka
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’?
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 am||Coffee Break|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 pm||Coffee Break|
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.
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?
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 pm||ConneXion Party presented by GoDaddy and Verisign|
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|30 min. main.FORUM speaking slot guaranteed||20 min. main.FORUM speaking slot guaranteed||10 min. hosting.SESSION optional|
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|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|