Agenda

AGENDA

8:30 AM
Registration

Registration

10:10 AM
Welcome Speech

Welcome Speech

Soeren von Varchmin
President at WorldHostingDays and NamesCon

Soeren von Varchmin

PresidentWorldHostingDays and NamesCon
 
Abhishek Majithia
Master of Ceremony

Abhishek Majithia

Master of Ceremony
 
10:20 AM
10 Lessons from Bollywood That Hint to the Future of Web Hosting

10 Lessons from Bollywood That Hint to the Future of Web Hosting

Underneath the courtship of colorful costumes and musical vignettes, Indian cinema can be a great source of truth for our evolving culture and technological needs. Join Raghu Murthi, SVP of Hosting at GoDaddy, as he draws on his experiences working at some of the world’s largest cloud computing companies—and his love of Indian film—to deliver unique global technology insights, a formula to connect the past and illuminate the future of web hosting, and a bold challenge to explore new ways of thinking about how we serve our customers in an era of independent work.

Raghu Murthi
Senior Vice President, Hosting at GoDaddy

Raghu Murthi

Senior Vice President, HostingGoDaddy
As Senior Vice President of Hosting at GoDaddy, Raghu oversees our industry-leading web hosting and web pro services business, driving best in class performance and service for millions of web developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and innovators to help bring their ideas to life online. He joined GoDaddy after more than 20 years in the tech industry, in addition to running a private consulting company. At Amazon he led the Kindle group with K-12 and college-level teams that delivered digital transformation to the classroom, as well as product development and Windows services. At Microsoft, he led the hardware and systems group for Xbox Kinect, driving end to end development of the system hardware. And at Intel he led teams focused on server and workstation product management, marketing, and market development.
11:10 AM
Domain Name Industry in India

Domain Name Industry in India

The internet and the domain name industry have evolved since their inception, not only in the way interactions happen on the network, but also in the way micro, small and medium businesses and individuals are offered solutions to create an online presence. There has been a lot said about the global domain name industry, including its size, consumer segments and characteristic solutions. Manish will share insights on the Indian domain name industry and how different regions in India have adopted online solutions. At Verisign, we believe it is critical that digital enablers help micro, small and medium businesses in India choose the right solution set to be successful online, starting with a .com domain name

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

Manish Dalal

Vice President – Naming Services, Asia PacificVerisign
As Vice President of Naming Services in Asia-Pacific, Manish Dalal is responsible for sales, business development, marketing and partner management activities for the Naming business in that region. He has more than 20 years of experience in the Internet and mobile space. Prior to joining Verisign, Manish worked at Yahoo! where he held numerous positions, including Senior Director of broadband partnerships in the US and later, Senior Director of mobile products for India. He has also held positions as a Principal at management consulting firm Pittiglio Rabin Todd McGrath (PRTM) and as a Senior Product Manager at Motorola. Manish holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.
11:40 AM
Coffee Break

Coffee Break

12:10 PM
New services for new opportunities – is cloud portfolio expansion the answer for service providers?

New services for new opportunities – is cloud portfolio expansion the answer for service providers?

As new kinds of cloud services emerge in response to increasing demand for security, storage, DR, application management and other on-demand functions, many service providers have been tempted to respond by expanding their portfolios. But developing and launching a new service is a risk – even for the largest providers – putting pressure on margins and growth. In addition, economic and legislative factors can have a significant impact on demand, limiting take-up and increasing costs. Against the backdrop of increasing security challenges and international competition, Meera Singh – Research Director with 451 Research – will outline cloud service demand and market trends, opportunities for growth and recommendations for leveraging your ecosystem.

Meera Singh
Director of Research Operations at 451 Research

Meera Singh

Director of Research Operations451 Research
Meera Singh is the Research Director for 451 Research's Operations. She is responsible for providing guidance and recommendations to consistently prioritize activities and connect actions with successful business outcomes including developing processes, metrics and performance indicators to enable efficient and effective operation of the research organization Meera joined 451 Research following a successful 20+ year career in the TMT industry, working in a variety of  consulting and strategy roles for research companies and service providers including Gartner, Ovum, Ooredoo Group and Orange. Meera has been instrumental in providing market and competitive insights for these companies, focusing on emerging trends and technologies. Meera has a BA in Economics from Columbia University in New York City.
12:40 PM
Winning the “On demand” SaaS challenge with Zimbra and Zextras

Winning the “On demand” SaaS challenge with Zimbra and Zextras

Bring an end to stagnation and fulfill the needs of your most demanding customers while reducing management costs: find out how to stir up your Zimbra SaaS business thanks to the new opportunities brought by Zextras, long time leader in Zimbrabased solutions and official technological partner for the Zimbra product.

Alberto Pittoni
Sales Director at Zextras

Alberto Pittoni

Sales DirectorZextras
Mr. Alberto Pittoni is the Sales Director of Zextras, he determine profit plans by implementing marketing strategies, analyzing trends and results world wide, projecting expected sales volume and profit for existing and new products. Implements world wide sales programs by developing network sales action plans, changing trends.
1:00 PM
Lunch

Lunch

2:15 PM
Evolve email into a Key Selling Point for your service

Evolve email into a Key Selling Point for your service

Invest 10 minutes of your week to gain a valuable insight into how you can use the latest technologies in the innovative new atmail suite and mail server to evolve email from a commodity into a key selling point for your hosting platform by delivering the ultimate in real-time synchronisation, data sovereignty, security and usability. With the total global number of email users expected to rise from 2.5 to 2.9 billion by 2019, over a third of the world's population will soon be on email. Today's society is built upon data on demand. Customers expect real-time access to dynamic data, where they are and whatever they're doing. When it comes to communication and scheduling, seamless synchronisation is key. If you can't add value to their lives, you're invisible.

Daniel Viney
Director, Product at atmail

Daniel Viney

Director, Productatmail
With over 13 years’ experience in the ICT industry, Dan leads product development, evolution and quality assurance for atmail. His ability to anticipate the issues and needs of service providers and businesses, and interpret them into roadmaps and operational targets for our engineers, has seen the atmail platform continually recognised as a leader in the enterprise-class email space and has been an instrumental force behind the development of our new product offering; the atmail suite and mail server. Outside the office, Dan has worked as a sessional tutor and guest lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast and has a book chapter published on the topic of “Future Trends in Digital Security.  
2:35 PM
WEBHOSTS AND MSP/RESELLER VERTICALS: DIFFERENT MARKETS, SIMILAR CHALLENGES

WEBHOSTS AND MSP/RESELLER VERTICALS: DIFFERENT MARKETS, SIMILAR CHALLENGES

Despite an anticipated merge of the two industries in the last years, the two markets still remain differentiated, however face similar challenges in the SMB customer approach.  This presentation will provide insights on the trends in the market and how to drive long-term scalable growth for both MSPs and webhosts.

Ivan Mudryy
Business Development Manager at SpamExperts

Ivan Mudryy

Business Development ManagerSpamExperts
Ivan Mudryy is Business Development Manager at SpamExperts, the Amsterdam based leading provider of professional email security solutions. Ivan has always shown interest in technology, having worked for a mobile communication startup, TV & mobile entertainment company. Ultimately, his professional experience has helped him discover his passion for sales. With strong negotiation skills and enthusiasm, backed up with a solid technical knowledge of SpamExperts solutions, he is always keen on delivering the best for clients.
2:55 PM
Domains.Today & Business.Email

Domains.Today & Business.Email

A domain name is the gateway to get users online. With new TLDs the opportunity for you to acquire a new customer and to up sell other products has just become larger. Today from both a registrar and registry perspective we are going to look at how you can leverage domains in general, new TLDs in specific & benefits of Business Email to grow your business and help getting the next billion internet users.

Anand Vora
Director of Business Developmen at Donuts

Anand Vora

Director of Business DevelopmenDonuts
With over 8 years of experience in the domain name space Anand is in charge of overseeing the channel and market development in Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets at Donuts Inc. He is also leading the effort of introducing Donuts TLDs into the Chinese market.Prior to Donuts, Anand managed the APAC and emerging markets at Public Interest Registry (operator of .ORG).Anand lives in Philadelphia and holds an MBA in International Business from The George Washington University and a Bachelor’s from Mumbai University.
Sanjeev Sharma
Head – South Asia at OpenSRS

Sanjeev Sharma

Head – South AsiaOpenSRS
Sanjeev is responsible for developing and strengthening OpenSRS (Tucows) reseller channel and market development in South Asia region. With over 17 years of experience in Sales and Marketing Sanjeev has spent over 11 years in Domain & Hosting industry. Sanjeev is extremely passionate about Internet and has Degrees in Electronics, IT & Management from India & Australia. He lives in Mumbai, India.
3:15 PM
MAKING THE MOST OUT OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

MAKING THE MOST OUT OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises offer a big opportunity in India for all Hosting and Cloud companies. India’s climate is ideal in respect to policies and environment. With less than 5% of businesses having a web presence, the IT market in India is destined for big gains as remaining 95% of businesses come online. Customized offerings of Web Services will be most profitable as almost every MSME is aspiring to provide services online. Let’s discuss what we all can do to increase business together.

Vishesh Gupta
Head Asia Pacific at Resello

Vishesh Gupta

Head Asia PacificResello
Vishesh has handled PAN India roles and was heading International business previously, worked with known names in India before joining Realtime Register B.V. as a Head Asia Pacific to expand Resello in the region. He has an experience of over two decades in IT Services related to Sales, Marketing and Business Development. Vishesh has extensively explored Asia, Africa and Middle East markets for IP communications and Web Services. He has an expertise in building new products and GTM strategies.
3:35 PM
Inside The Internet Of India

Inside The Internet Of India

A dual sim smartphone with 8 GB storage space is all you need to change the socio-economic status of an entire nation. This is the gateway to the brave new world where people, and not their middle-men, have power over their income and quality of life. Although these are stories of inspiration today, so-called 'folk tales' of the 22nd century, how do we evolve together before the phone hangs, the signal zone depletes indoors, and mobile data plans become more volatile? Digital Desh has some questions, and then some premonitions.

Jasminder Singh Gulati
Co-founder and CEO at NowFloats

Jasminder Singh Gulati

Co-founder and CEONowFloats
Webmaster and visionary, Jasminder Singh Gulati questions everything that impacts the internet of India, breaks existing barriers and practices, and develops unconventional solutions from ground-up. Not just hungry for innovation, he aims to build intellectual property that resolves multiple conflicts at once (digital or otherwise). In his quest to be "so inspired that I get goosebumps every day," Jasminder Singh Gulati took a deep dive into the internet of India, finding anti-surveyed anecdotal data to build the web world of tomorrow.
4:00 PM
Empowering Employees by Creating a Collaborative Workplace

Empowering Employees by Creating a Collaborative Workplace

People and information are more easily accessible than ever before in the digital/information age. Everyone and everything is now online. Still, the million dollar question remains: Despite the ease with which communication is now possible, are your employees able to collaborate effectively at the workplace? Also, is email still relevant as a business communication tool, or is it no longer good enough? And is there a better alternative that gets the job done? We think we have the answers.

Navaneeth Suresh K
Product Marketing Manager at Zoho Corporation

Navaneeth Suresh K

Product Marketing ManagerZoho Corporation
As a Product Marketing Manager for Applications Manager, (under ManageEngine, the on-premise IT management software solutions division of Zoho Corp), Navaneeth handled digital marketing campaigns, co-hosted webinars with analysts, and wrote blogs. He now does all the above for Zoho Mail, an innovative business email solution which has one of the largest user bases amongst the 35+ business apps built completely from scratch, in-house at Zoho. At a company which has ambitions to be 'the operating system for business', Navaneeth's two ground rules for marketing success are: 1. Never take no for an answer, and 2. When most ask 'Why', ask 'Why not'. He enjoys writing, exploring growth hacking opportunities and developing partner relationships.
4:25 PM
Free Hosting for the Startups

Free Hosting for the Startups

The concept of Free Hosting Services for the Start-ups & SME is unique in itself. They need a platform to grow business with less risk and less expenditure. Why not give them a chance to express and grow in this big market by reducing their cost and also allowing them to explore the consequence of being Online. The tag Your Online Ally says it all! We are here to help you take your business ahead with no hassle. So the comfort does not end here. You will also be away from the primary concern of support as we offer you full support via different channels. So with this Free Hosting Services you can actually explore the Online world for a year and then expand your services. We understand the concept of growth and expansion for Startups & SME’s hence we come with no hidden cost or no hidden features. Lets Grow!

Hiren Shah
CEO at QualiSpace

Hiren Shah

CEOQualiSpace
Founder & Chairman Trunkoz & Vertoz CEO, QualiSpace and ConnectReseller Early years, born in a remote area of Gujarat, born and bought up in a relatively unstable financial family, started working at a very small age of childhood. He tried his hands on different businesses and succeeded in many. This dynamic, enthusiastic and vibrant individual is the one responsible for QualiSpace accomplishing whatever business it decides to venture into. He is bestowed with a vision that has helped us scale new heights and a keen sense of business that is respected thoroughly. His innovative insights and his unwavering determination is what inspires his team to work harder. He is a motivator and idol to people who know him and worked with him. He believes there is no work without fun. His cool to go attitude makes work the fun place and adds great success.
4:45 PM
Busting 6 Myths about New Domains

Busting 6 Myths about New Domains

With 3+ years into the new gTLD game, this session will break popular myths associated with new gTlds. From SEO, renewal rates, usage to the acceptance of new domains the hosting community. Time to find out if new domains are the real deal.

Joel Rasquinha
Strategic Partner Manager at Radix

Joel Rasquinha

Strategic Partner ManagerRadix
Joel works on the Channel Partnerships Team at Radix, his responsibilities include engaging with strategic partners within the Hosting & Sitebuilder community to facilitate the adoption of new TLDs across various customer segments & target markets.
5:05 PM
In this competitive age, how would you like it if you were able to buy your Domains at Cost Price!

In this competitive age, how would you like it if you were able to buy your Domains at Cost Price!

Domain margins in wholesale are slowly but certainly going to zero. Because registrars do not add value to domain names it is a simple economic law. Every industry where no value is added to a product sees margins going down to zero until another business model is invented and changes the game. Amazon did it with books and later again with electronic books. Costco did it in the supermarket business. Netflix does it in the TV and DVD world. Spotify and Pandora do it in the music world just like Apple did it before with I-Tunes. The domain registrar business is simply the next business that will change and we are the first to do it.

Amit Kamal
Head of Sales at Openprovider

Amit Kamal

Head of Sales Openprovider
As a head of sales, Amit Kamal is responsible for sales, business development, marketing and partner management activities across North America and South East Asia. He has vast experience in Internet and IT industry as a whole. Prior to joining Openprovider, Amit worked at IDC, a premiere IT research and consulting company. Amit holds a chemical engineering degree from Mumbai University.
5:20 PM
Hosting Industry Insights in Numbers

Hosting Industry Insights in Numbers

In this session, Diarmuid Daltún, a veteran of the Hosting Industry and CSO of Plesk (that partners with over 2500 service providers worldwide) will shed light on the trends in numbers and how the Industry is changing, ultimately guiding you to answer for yourself – how should I guarantee a growth path for my organization? How can I embrace the current changes and still enjoy attractive margins? In our ever changing beloved industry of hosting and cloud, the once bleeding edge innovators are scrambling to cling on in a time of consolidation and uncertainty. The dilemma of whether to embrace or to challenge the hyperscalers (AWS, Azure, Google, AliCloud etc.) is punctuated by recent revelations of signifi cant players moving their workloads to the public clouds and off ering managed public cloud. Diarmuid will also touch on what Web Professionals really need and will endeavor to share some insights into technology trends in web development.

Diarmuid Daltun
CSO / VP WW Sales at Plesk

Diarmuid Daltun

CSO / VP WW Sales Plesk
Diarmuid is responsible for Revenue at Plesk, the Leading server control panel and solutions platform. He has previously successfully led the EMEA sales team looking after Parallels/Odin’s top service provider partners. Prior to that, Diarmuid was with 1&1 Internet where he led business development and SaaS as well as being active in promoting inter-company collaboration in his work as co-founder of application-packaging-standard organization. Since 1998, he has served as a consultant to various technology companies in North America, Asia and Europe.
5:40 PM
We are connected. We are Mumbai IX . The hub that never sleeps at Web Werks Datacenter.

We are connected. We are Mumbai IX . The hub that never sleeps at Web Werks Datacenter.

India is one of the largest and fastest growing Internet Markets. Given the rate at which internet connectivity and data consumption is growing, it is natural to expect the Internet to evolve. Web Werks Datacenter hosts the carrier neutral Internet Exchange in its Mumbai Datacenter. The presentation will give an overview of the IX and Datacenter, discuss the options for ISP, Web hosters and Content Providers to peer / interconnect. We expect tremendous growth in the future, which should encourage you to become part of this agile ecosystem.

Vivin Varghese Meleadan
Chief Strategic Officer at Mumbai Internet Exchange

Vivin Varghese Meleadan

Chief Strategic OfficerMumbai Internet Exchange
Meleadan works as Chief Strategic Officer at Mumbai IX, which is India’s Largest Internet Exchange. He brings over a decade’s experience and is responsible for day to day activities and corporate strategy. He have worked in strategic roles at various Datacenters Including Web Werks and Ctrl S.
7:00 PM
ConneXion Party

ConneXion Party

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