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HOSTINGCON INDIA 2014
Schedule

Day 1

India: Are We There Yet?

Often hyped, 2014 has been the year of arrival of Digital in India. There is not a single company who’s not rebuilding their digital outreach be it for simply communicating or a detailed consumer engagement. We have witnessed the impressive use of Digital in the 2014 General Election Campaign by the winning party. It is estimated that every month 5 million new internet users are added in India every month.

Shridhar Luthria
General Manager & Business Head
ResellerClub

Domain Disruption

A general overview of the ever changing domain name industry with specific focus on how resellers benefit when domain name registries invest in branding and marketing efforts to consumers.

Lauren Price
Director of Channel Management at
Public Interest Registry

Ulrich Retzlaff
Director of Channel Management
EMEA, Public Interest Registry

Digital DNA. Digital is Here. India Online Marketing Trends 2015

Often hyped, 2014 has been the year of arrival of Digital in India. There is not a single company who’s not rebuilding their digital outreach be it for simply communicating or a detailed consumer engagement. We have witnessed the impressive use of Digital in the 2014 General Election Campaign by the winning party. It is estimated that every month 5 million new internet users are added in India every month.

What does this mean for the India marketers? Which are the global broad trends that we are likely to witness in 2015 in India and which are the developments to watch out for specifically for India. In his address, Punit Modhgil of Octane Research will share their insights based on their continued research with India Marketers and what are the implications for the India Reseller Community specifically in online and digital.

Punit Modhgil
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Octane.in

Content Marketing strategies to Boost your Search Engine rankings!

SEO and Content Marketing should work seamlessly together to boost your search marketing efforts. A solid content marketing plan is the key for any successful SEO campaign. This session shares some great Do-it-Yourself tips to help you succeed in content marketing and search engine optimization.

Navneet Kaushal
CEO
PageTraffic

Meeting The Digital India Challenge

India is very close to becoming the second largest Internet marketplace in the world after China. Along with this, the Government of India has recently launched the Digital India program to ensure the country becomes a digitally-infused nation over the next three years. What does this mean to the domain names business? How should the domain names business respond to this challenge and the opportunities which come with it?

Samiran Gupta
Head of India
ICANN

Pockets of Potential – Building online presence for MSME

MSMEs are the drivers for the growth of Indian economy. Therefore, it is important to assess their readiness towards adopting online solutions.

The findings of a research conducted by IMRB International (Indian Market Research Bureau) indicate that ‘website’ continues to be the most dominant route for businesses to adopt online presence. However, social media is increasingly found to show adequate interest amongst micro and small businesses. Some industry verticals in India seem to show a greater inclination towards online adoption than others. The research attempts to uncover such potential areas, which online services providers can explore in order to capture growth.

Biswapriya Bhattacharjee
Group Business Director
IMRB International

The Changing Asian Domain Landscape – Are new TLDs making a dent in the industry?

Edmon Chung, CEO of the DotAsia Organisation will start the session by sharing some of the opportunities and threats for the new new gTLD’s and how Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) can use the new gTLD’s to their advantage.

Next the discussion will move into a panel discussion with some of the new gTLD’s sharing their experiences so far. They will be sharing some of their success stories and how they are planning to more forward in the near future.

Moderator
Edmon Chung
CEO
DotAsia Organization


Panelists
Sandeep Ramchandani
Business Head
Radix



Jeff Sass
Chief Marketing Officer
.CLUB Domains



Sid Ohri
COO & Founder
DotDesi



Anand Vora
Director, BD
Donuts

“Yes, I am a Reseller! But, Where’s the Margin?”

Every hosting company wants to find their path to success in an increasingly crowded, global, and commoditizing market. With more and more companies getting on the hosting bandwagon, how do you differentiate yourself? How do you bring in that extra bit which will bring your customers the value that they are looking for? In this session, the speaker shares multiple scenarios and best practices on how hosting providers can go beyond just being just resellers to becoming value partners, and in the process build up their margins.

Lemanto Siantar
Channel Development Manager
Softlayer Technologies, an IBM Company

Infrastructure without Limits with the Cloud

While it’s been a while since the hype around the Cloud started, it is very much Day 1 and we are already seeing some high scale use cases that Cloud has enabled.

In this session attendees will see the key tenets of the Cloud which are driving innovative use cases around the planet and outside this planet. From the basic Big Data & Analytics cases to HPC and Scientific computing cases across various industry verticals, the possibilities look limitless. And many of these using managed services like NoSQL, Hadoop, real-time streaming queuing and more. This talk will cover many such interesting use cases with mind boggling numbers in terms of data velocity & volume.

Lastly ofcourse, one of those coolest things being talked about in circles which is IoT (Internet of Things) and how we are seeing the Cloud accelerating this.

Santanu Dutt
Senior Architect and Technology Evangelist
Amazon

Strengthening Internet Access across India : Swadesh in the Digital Age

The Government is in the process of setting up India’s first Data Centre Cluster in Madhya Pradesh. It is the first attempt by any Government in India to facilitate creation of this critical infrastructure in this fashion. This move is key to our nation in helping us move towards securing data within our borders. Selvendran would also showcase other attempts/ initiatives taken by the State of Madhya Pradesh to strengthen internet access and reduce the digital divide between the different sections of Indian society.

M. Selvendran
Managing Director
Madhya Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation

Thinking Globally. Acting Globally.

Your business is global, yet often your government only thinks local. What can you do about that, and how does it affect your business?

This will not be a boring lawyer talk, but an interactive discussion where we work together to understand how to make government policy better. You will learn how you can become active in a group that has had significant influence on the laws of the United States, and on the global stage, and how you can use your enthusiasm and love for the industry to help change policies in India and the world.

This dynamic discussion will present an overview of the legal landscape of laws, regulations and policies pertinent to your business. We will draw attention to areas and policies that the Indian government is moving forward on the global stage that make running your business difficult.

Finally, we will work collaboratively to come up with possible avenues to address these issues, using the Internet Infrastructure Coalition – India, as the industry’s voice.

David Snead
Attorney at Law & Co-Founder
Internet Infrastructure Coalition

Simple tips to improve Server Security

In these times, it’s very essential to secure your servers from the outside as well as from customers using the server. This session will show some basic methods on how to protect your server(s).

Pulkit Gupta
CEO & Chief Architect
Softaculous

Management in a Cloud Centric World – The NEW Business Paradigm

Did you know that 90% of mobile users keep their device within arm’s reach, 100% of the time. Come and learn how Cloud is delivering on its promise to be a game-changing and disruptive enabler of business value. This session will talk about customer examples of business transformation leveraging cloud centric technologies and how you can get started today !! We will also focus on some of the systems management capabilities required in such a cloud centric world.

Manish Aggarwal
Cloud Strategy Manager
IBM

Responding to increasing demand for security – Multiple SSL on a single IP address

GlobalSign has developed a revolutionary solution to let hosting companies run multiple certificates on a single IP address, at no detriment to browser and operating system compatibility.

Aditya Anand offers an insight into the increasing requirements for SSL and how security can now be mass deployed, ensuring maximum revenues.

Aditya Anand
Regional Manager
Globalsign India

“Get your hosting business up and running in 10 minutes – Workshop on Building your own Cloud”

Attend this workshop to understand how you can build up your hosting business within minutes and provide your clients with an infrastructure network that spans the globe. SoftLayer mentor at the workshop will provide you with practical and technical advice that you can apply immediately to help resolve trouble spots and improve performance in your organizations’ IT environment. You will learn how SoftLayer’s Bare Metal Servers – fast, powerful, and flexible- are provisioned so that you can build your own Public Cloud and Private Cloud Instances. You will also get a run-through of SoftLayer’s proprietary Infrastructure Management System and understand how various use cases can be deployed on the cloud, within minutes!

Lemanto Siantar
Channel Development Manager
Softlayer Technologies, an IBM Company

Open Source – Your Hosting Business Runs On It

Vikash Jha, Co-Founder at Unotech Software highlights the importance of Open Source to the Hosting Industry and speaks about how various open source solutions can help companies take better business decisions & improve efficiency.

Brace Yourselves for the .NGO Revolution

Join Your Public Interest Registry’s workshop on the new .NGO domain name launching in early 2015. NGOs of all sizes and reach now have access to an exclusive online identity and membership to a community website called OnGood, with a searchable directory to improve visibility, raise funds and connect with other NGOs. Membership includes a customisable online profile within the Ongood community where NGOs showcase campaigns, share activities and information, and collect donations.

Lauren Price
Director of Channel Management,
Public Interest Registry

OrderBox Reseller Platform: Help us build the system you want

Learn about our exciting new products and features and help us build a better system for you.

Simran Talreja,
Product Manager
ResellerClub

Felix Jamestin
Product Manager
ResellerClub

Getting Noticed in a Crowded Digital World

Ideas to help your customers grow their businesses, services or products online. This session will focus on helping resellers grow their own businesses and help their customers be powerhouse marketers to get better results for their chosen business, profession or adventure through the following:
1. Building a brand to be a brand ambassador
2. Getting their brand and products found through the online noise
3. Creating a drumbeat through inexpensive yet effective marketing tactics

Crystal Peterson
Director, Global Sales & Channel Marketing
Neustar, Inc.

India: Are We There Yet?

A close look at the India Internet story that will take stock on where the market is today, key growth drivers & insights into how you can be a growth hacker and benefit from this revolution. This session sets the tone for the event with a comprehensive mix of statistics, analysis and tactics that will help you make the most of your participation.

Shridhar Luthria
General Manager & Business Head,
ResellerClub

Innovative Online Solutions to Enable Small & Medium Businesses to be Discovered

Several studies show that one of the key objectives of small and medium businesses is to find more customers. Getting online with a preferred domain is the first important step. This session will provide you an overview of some tools you can use to suggest new Com / Net domain names to users when they don’t find exact matches on their domain name searches. It will also introduce you to some innovative solutions to help your customers create web presence, get discovered and acquire new customers.

By Verisign & Industry Experts

Speakers

M. Selvendran

Managing Director,
Madhya Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation

Shridhar Luthria

General Manager, ResellerClub

Lauren Price

Director of Channel Management,
Public Interest Registry

Ulrich Retzlaff

Director of Channel Management EMEA,
Public Interest Registry

Punit Modhgil

Managing Director & Co-Founder,
Octane.in

Navneet Kaushal

Founder & CEO, PageTraffic

Crystal Peterson

Director,
Neustar

Samiran Gupta

Head of India, ICANN

Biswapriya Bhattacharjee

Group Business Director,
IMRB International

Edmon Chung

CEO, DotAsia Organisation

Sandeep Ramchandani

Business Head,
Radix

Jeff Sass

Chief Marketing Officer, .CLUB Domains

Sid Ohri

COO & Founder,
.Desi

Anand Vora

Director, Business Development
Donuts

Pulkit Gupta

CEO & Chief Architect,
Softaculous

Lemanto Siantar

Channel Development Manager,
Softlayer, an IBM Company

Santanu Dutt

Senior Architect & Technology Evangelist, Amazon

Vikas Jha

Co-Founder,
Unotech LLC

David Snead

Attorney at Law & Co-founder
i2Coalition

Manish Aggarwal

Cloud Strategy Manager, IBM

Bhavin Turakhia

Founder,
Directi

Simran Talreja

Product Manager,
ResellerClub

Felix Jamestin

Product Manager,
ResellerClub

Shridhar Luthria
General Manager & Business Head Resellerclub

Shridhar is ResellerClub’s business head and leads all business activities and initiatives. He has been steering the team since inception and has helped the company grow from a start-up to the world’s most popular platform for domain names and hosting. His hands-on-approach has given him a keen insight into the Web Services industry.

Navneet Kaushal
Founder & CEO, PageTraffic

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, a top ranked Digital Search Marketing Company founded in 2002. He also works as an advisor and consultant with many large companies.

Navneet is also the Editor of PageTraffic Buzz and his columns are read by thousands of readers. He is also a regular columinst to some of the biggest digital marketing publications such as Search Engine Watch, Clickz, Social Media Today, Search Engine Journal, Digital Journal, Web Pro News, Promotion World, Search Newz and Business 2 Community among many others. You can also read some of his recent quotes at The Seattle Times, Hindustan Times, Livemint, ET Now, PC Quest, etc.

Navneet also conducts corporate workshops and is a much sought after speaker at prestigious events. A few of his most recent engagements were SMX New York, Global Youth Marketing Forum, DMAi, SEMPO, TiE, NASSCOM, Adtech. His other regular conference engagements include SES, SMX, Pubcon and many industry events in US, Europe and Asia.

Edmon Chung
CEO, DotAsia Organisation

Edmon Chung is serving as the CEO for DotAsia Organisation and heads the secretariat for the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). Edmon currently Co-Chairs the ICANN Joint ccNSO/GNSO IDN Working Group (JIG) and participates extensively on Internet governance issues.

Edmon is an inventor of patents underlying technologies for internationalized domain names (IDN) and email addresses on the Internet. Edmon has served on many global IDN related committees, including technical and policy groups, that made it possible for the introduction of multilingual domain names and email addresses on the Internet.

David Snead
Attorney at Law & Co-founder, i2Coalition

Mr. Snead is an attorney in private practice in Washington D.C. His practice focuses exclusively on representing companies and other entities active in the internet infrastructure. In his 13 years in this area, Mr. Snead has represented these companies both in-house and as outside counsel. He has clients in the U.S., Europe, India and the former Soviet Union. They include multinationals, middle tier hosting companies, and two guys, a server, a T-1 and a huge MasterCard balance. He has broken down complex legal issues for internet professionals at over 100 conferences. His views on the impact of Federal legislation on small-to-medium internet businesses have been quoted in the Washington Post and San Jose Mercury News.

He is also a columnist and blogger for the Web Host Industry Review. His transnational Internet experience has been recognized as the sole U.S. legal representative to the European Union’s Network & Information Security Agency’s Group on Cloud Computing Security. Mr. Snead received his J.D. in 1991 from Georgetown University Law Center, his B.A. in 1987 in International Affairs from Trinity University. He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and State of New Mexico.

Jeff Sass
Chief Marketing Officer, .CLUB Domains

Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the technology and entertainment industries and has co-founded several start-ups including mobile commerce pioneer BarPoint.com in 1999. As Vice President, Chief Evangelist at Myxer from 2007 to 2012 Jeff played a significant role in growing the mobile entertainment company into one of the top 15 mobile websites in the U.S. He is a Co-Founder of EntrepreneurWiki, and Social Object Factory. Jeff joined the .CLUB team in March 2012, and has led the company’s marketing efforts throughout the process of acquiring and launching the .CLUB top level domain. Jeff has also written and produced for film and television and has a deep understanding of the content business that is unique for a tech executive.

A graduate of Cornell University, Jeff is a frequent speaker and panelist on domain names, mobile marketing, digital music, entrepreneurship and social media. He is also an online instructor for the University of San Francisco’s Mobile Marketing Program. Jeff has had articles published in AdAge, Forbes, DMNews, Mobile Marketer, iMedia Connection and others. He is a co-host of the Cast of Dads podcast and has written regularly for a number of blogs including Dadomatic.com, SocialNetworkingRehab.com, and his personal blog, Sassholes! He also served as an Intel Advisor and Sony Digidad..

Lemanto Siantar
Channel Development Manager, Softlayer, an IBM Company

Lemanto Siantar works as Channel Development Manager for Softlayer Technologies, an IBM Company. He is based in Singapore, and joined the company in January 2012. Lemanto has been in the IT industry for over 15 years and in the new business, hosting /ISP space throughout. He is currently engaging existing and prospective partners, from SIs, ISVs, MSPs and Consultancies across ISA, ANZ, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Indonesia, in promoting and selling SoftLayer’s infrastructure solutions and has successfully built up strong customer partnerships. Prior to his role at Softlayer, he was a Senior Sales Manager at Webvisions Pte Ltd.

Punit Modhgil
Managing Director & Co-Founder, Octane.in

Punit Modhgil is deeply passionate about India, Internet and Inclusion. He is the Managing Director & Co-founder of Octane.in (India’s no 1. Marketing on demand platform) and also the founding editor of India Marketing Review, a video blog featuring conversations with India Marketers.

Punit has two decades of experience spanning mature markets and emerging ones. He has been an entreprenuer 3 times over (one success) and also has held a number of senior positions in product management, sales and marketing with some of the world’s leading technology brands like Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Siebel Systems, NIIT etc. At Microsoft, he led marketing for India’s largest software license business with annual revenues of over USD 500million.

He’s served on the advisory board of the first Parliamentary Committee in India on National Information Infrastructure (1996) which led to the creation of Ministry of IT. He has been profiled in The Economic Times’ Global Indian and is often invited to industry conferences to share his expertise in the areas of technology, marketing, startups and inclusive growth. His views tend to be aligned with progressive radicalism.

Punit has a graduate degree in science, majoring in Physics, from Ranchi University in India and has attended extensive management development programs during his career. An avid snowboarder and a published photographer, he now lives in New Delhi.

Samiran Gupta
Head of India, ICANN

Samiran is the Head of India for ICANN and a veteran in business strategy and public affairs management. Prior to joining ICANN, Samiran was a Senior Director with APCO Worldwide responsible for counseling clients in business and public affairs strategy.

Earlier, Samiran was a founder and managing director of a leading management consulting and business advisory practice known for working on distinctive projects for a range of corporations from Fortune 500 clients to top Indian businesses and mid-sized entities.

Samiran has worked extensively in sectors including telecom, entertainment, payment systems, e-commerce, social media, and energy and renewables.

Samiran has a Masters in Business Administration from St Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, United States of America; and a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Calcutta, India.

Pulkit Gupta
CEO & Chief Architect, Softaculous Ltd.

Pulkit is the Founder and CEO of Softaculous Ltd. which makes web and server software for the Hosting Industry and for Developers. The company has various software products like Softaculous Auto Installer, Virtualizor – VM Management Platform, Webuzo Control Panel, AMPPS i.e. WAMP, LAMP and MAMP stack and will soon have a backup solution. He is the chief architect of all these Software products which have been written in PHP, C/C++, Perl, Shell Scripts, etc. and he loves to make new products. He has always been fascinated by Software Products and continues to innovate in that field.

Manish Aggarwal
Cloud Strategy Manager, IBM

Manish Aggarwal is a Cloud Strategy Manager at IBM and is responsible for strategic planning & rapid development of the next generation of cloud management solutions. With a strong business and technical background, Manish has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He has experience helping businesses, design and deploy, enterprise systems management solutions in large, complex and distributed multi-tier environments. He has worked on cloud computing projects for several years, including some of the earliest adopters of cloud.

Santanu Dutt
Senior Architect & Technology Evangelist, Amazon

Santanu Dutt is a senior Architect and Technology Evangelist with Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd. (which represents Amazon Web Services in India) where he is responsible in educatingcompanies with the service offerings of the AWS platform, as well as helping them in their architecture with their best practices to build highly scalable and resilient applications on the AWS Cloud. He has also been a regular Speaker at premier industry wide conferences like Nasscomm, eTailing, Infocom, CIO Klub, TIE, Cloud Connect among others evangelizing on technologies like Cloud Computing and Big Data.

Prior to joining Amazon, he was responsible for working with large Indian enterprises and System Integratorson Infrastructure Migration, Virtualization, Consolidation and Systems Management. In the past, Santanu has also lived and worked out of the United States and the UK as part of various Services Delivery roles.

Mr. Dutt has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics from the Mumbai University. He likes spending time with family and friends and is an avid follower of various sports. He enjoys travelling extensively and mingling with people from diverse cultures across the globe.

Lauren Price
Director of Channel Management at Public Interest Registry

Lauren Price is the Director of Channel Management at Public Interest Registry. In this role, Price develops and executes innovative strategies to help differentiate and grow the .ORG domain name extension. Over the past few years, she has been actively involved in the roll out of Public Interest Registry’s new top level domain (nTLD) program which includes four internationalized domain names (IDNs), .NGO and .ONG. In her previous role, Price was an account manager at VeriSign for Domain Name Registrars. She has 13 years of experience in business development, channel management and account management with a strong emphasis on establishing and strengthening customer relationships for the domain name industry.

Price is a certified product manager through the Association of International Product Marketing & Management. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication from George Mason University and studied international business at George Mason University’s Center for Global Education in London, England. When she isn’t working, Price enjoys spending downtime with her husband and three young children.

Anand Vora
Director, Business Development, Donuts

Anand Vora brings a wide range of experience from international strategic partnership development and management to data analytics and competitive assessment.

Prior to joining Donuts, Anand worked as a Channel Manager at Public Interest Registry (PIR), where he oversaw Asia Pacific and emerging Markets. Responsible for growing .ORG’s market share, brand visibility and brand recognition in the region, Anand played a key role in introducing .ORG to India and China while preparing the region for PIR’s new TLDs.

Anand holds an MBA in International Business and Marketing from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University.

Sid Ohri
COO & Founder, .Desi

Sid (Siddharth) Ohri is a husband and father of two kids, a son, a brother, and a friend. When he is able to he reads, golfs, and watches senti films like DDLJ/K2H2/etc. Professionally, he is the COO and co-founder of Desi Networks, LLP, the organization behind .desi. He has an engineering background and a MBA and has over 15 years of business management and strategy consulting experience with global consulting firms. He has assisted numerous companies with business development, marketing, strategic thinking, and project management.

M. Selvendran
Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation

Shri M. Selvendran, IAS has taken over the reigns of Madhya Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation, an undertaking of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of Madhya Pradesh as the Managing Director from August 2014. This young officer, born on 13th December, 1973 has done his PG in Agricultural Science.

Shri Selvendran is an officer with more than 12 years of experience in the Indian Administrative Service. He has served as Chief Executive Officer in Zila Panchayats and District Collector in various Districts. Besides being the Managing Director of M.P. State Electronics Development Corporation, he is also the Chief Executive Officer of Madhya Pradesh Agency for Promotion of Information Technology, a registered society under the Department of Science & Technology, Government of Madhya Pradesh.

Sandeep Ramchandani
Business Head – Radix

Having held roles spanning strategy, policy and product management, Sandeep has over a decade of experience in the domain name industry.

A founder member of LogicBoxes, Sandeep has consulted and helped develop over 100 ICANN Registrars companies including the current market leaders in Turkey, India, Mexico and Indonesia. He has also played the role of a trusted advisor to the Endurance International Group, DreamHost, Arvixe and CI Host on matters related to their domain registration product.

In his current role, Sandeep also heads Radix – a new gTLD applicant with right to run .host (a TLD dedicated to the web hosting community), .press, .space and .website.

Radix is also in the running for 29 highly popular strings including .web, .shop, .blog and .music. Radix debuted with .pw– the most successful TLD launch since .co, with over 300 000 registrations in less than 4 months!

Vikas Jha
Co-Founder, Unotech LLC

Vikash is core techy on nix* variant platform. He specializes in the development of complex enterprise level solutions with a decade of wide-ranging experience as Project Manager, Enterprise Solutions Lead and Business / Process / Product Analyst. He specializes as an Enterprise Solutions Architect, B2B / B2C and Systems Integration Architect.

He has extensive hands-on experience with all areas of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including requirements gathering, scope definition, and analysis.

He has expertise in IT combined with BFSI domain knowledge in assessing, managing, and serving complex business needs.

Before starting UNOTECH Vikash was working with HSBC Investdirect as Lead Enterprise architect where he designed IT architecture for various business applications which have put the stood test of time.

Ulrich Retzlaff
Lead Director of Channel Management, EMEA

Ulrich Retzlaff has spent over 12 years in the domain name industry at Public Interest Registry, Melbourne IT and VeriSign in various roles managing DNS, domain names, brand protection and SEO services. He was also instrumental in developing innovative enterprise technical and business development initiatives. He studied law in Siena, Italy and received his graduate degree from the Julius-Maximilians University in Würzburg, Germany.

Crystal Peterson
Director, Neustar

Crystal Peterson, Director of Global Sales & Channel Marketing for .CO Internet, is a key player behind the domain’s unprecedented growth. In three short years .CO has more than 1.5 million registered domains and has become the domain of choice for innovators in 200+ countries. Traveling more than 100,000 miles each year, Crystal forges some of .CO’s most strategic partnerships while cultivating relationships with registrars and resellers in all corners of the globe. Amongst her many roles prior to her position at. CO., Crystal was the Marketing & Communications Manager for Public Interest Registry, which manages the .ORG Top-Level Domain. But just as with most successful professionals, there is more than meets the eye with Crystal. Along with a wealth of experience in marketing and administration, Crystal has performed with multiple professional dance organizations across the United States and has served the community by assisting individuals with developmental disabilities. A cornerstone of the .CO team, Crystal Peterson continues to push the company to new heights, one URL at a time.

Bhavin Turakhia
Founder, Directi

Bhavin brings over 12 years of technology experience and over 9 years of Market knowledge and is today chiefly responsible for the entire Vision, Strategy, and Service Offerings of the ResellerClub group.

He brings in a very deep understanding of the entire industry, a strong technical background, a keen business sense, and most importantly, an unquenchable ambition for growth.

Bhavin has also chaired the Global ICANN Accredited Registrars Constituency. His strong business skills, combined with a deep understanding of technology, are what keep ResellerClub a market leader in all its service offerings. His knowledge and understanding of market trends guides our vision and direction. He is also the architect behind the various products and services being built, both in terms of technology and business logic.

Biswapriya Bhattacharjee
Group Business Director, IMRB International

He is an Electronics Engineer with a Post Graduation in Managementand has more than 14 years of experience across Market Research and B2B Sales & Marketing.

Currently, Biswapriya leads the Technology Research practice team in IMRB International. He has a team of senior researchers working with him as a part of the team. Over the last 12years in IMRB, Biswapriya and his team have successfully anchored several industry researches in the area of technology including studies on IT Hardware market, electronic component market, cloud services, digital & online etc. In addition, he has also led several researches on determining the impact of technology across areas like education, healthcare, lifestyle & entertainment, community, business delivery, etc. He regularly advises leading IT organizations in addressing their marketing goals and also partners them in converting the market research findings into business insights and action plans.

Biswapriya has also published several articles in the areas of technology & cloud adoption in SMBs, impact of new IT form factors on urban & rural consumers and on the future of the technology market. His passion for teaching also takes him to several B-Schools in Southern India where he conducts guest lectures and graded sessions on market research.

Simran Talreja
Product Manager, ResellerClub

Simran Talreja is the Product Manager of our proprietary business automation platform, OrderBox and payment gateway, Pay.pw. Over the last 4 years, she has been responsible for defining product strategy and steering many successful projects in revamping and enhancing the platform. A curious mind and a keen learner, Simran is deeply involved in understanding consumer behaviour and studying trends and heuristics in an attempt to conceptualize new features and re-engineer key areas of the platform.

Before taking up the responsibilities of Product Management, Simran was in charge of discovering new avenues of revenue generation through Affiliate and OEM Partnerships. She has forged and maintained various alliances with top-tier technology firms, conceptualized innovative schemes and created strategies to enhance business mutually. Today, she continues to steer the platform and remains the key evangelist of OrderBox.

Felix Jamestin
Product Manager, ResellerClub

Felix leads all product initiatives for the OrderBox platform. Having worked with end-consumer and enterprise technology companies over a broad range of products on mobile, desktop and web based platforms, he brings a wealth of product experience to ResellerClub.

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