NOV 16-17, 2016
  • India’s internet economy is expected to touch Rs 10 trillion (US$ 151.6 billion) by 2018
  • Internet user base grew over 35% to 400 million users in 2015
  • Indian e-Commerce Market is expected to cross the $100-bn mark
  • Cloud market to reach over $3 billion by 2017; a five fold increase from 2012
  • With 6 million domains currently, it is estimated to reach to 10 million Domains in the next 3 years

DAY 1 Wednesday, 16 Nov

  • 10:30 AM Shridhar Luthria Sr. Vice President, Channel Partnerships – Endurance

    Rethinking the Web
    Domains. Hosting. Cloud. SaaS

    The web services industry has been evolving rapidly. For new age businesses, a ‘web presence’ is no longer synonymous with just a website. However, the next-gen web professional will continue to wield immense power through his ability to influence an SMBs web foot print. In this session, Shridhar will delve into details of where the industry is headed and share his insights on how web professionals can boost their businesses in this ecosystem.
  • 11:50 AM Mohit Pande Country Head, SE Asia and India – Google Cloud

    Build, Disrupt and Empower – Harness the power of cloud and mobile

    Mohit Pande, Country Head for Google Cloud, India & SEA, will speak about the significance of being digital-first for Indian businesses and the use of digital and cloud based tools to improve efficiency & productivity, improve employee engagement and compete globally.
  • 12:30 PM
  • 1:30 PM Crystal Peterson Director Of Registry Services & Global Channel Management – Neustar

    The Evolution of Naming

    Become a trusted partner to your customers by helping them think differently about their digital presence. Today’s busy professionals are inundated with options for naming their business or idea online. When they look to you for advice, what will you say? When is it right to stick with dot-com, and when is it right to choose from one of the 500+ new domain name alternatives? In this session, we’ll talk about the evolution of the naming business and the importance of being at the forefront of learning how to recommend and build websites on the “non dot-coms.”
  • 2:20 PM Praveen Bhadada Partner & Global Head, Digital Transformation – Zinnov Consulting

    Digital SMB Landscape & Tech Needs of Export Oriented Manufacturing Clusters

    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, Praveen will detail a Zinnov study that was undertaken with the objective of understanding the SMB landscape and key behaviors within export-oriented manufacturing clusters in India. The insight can help digital enablers in the country target SMBs in India with the right solution set to be successful online, starting with a .com domain.
  • 3:00 PM Aditee Rele Director, Technical Evangelism – Microsoft

    Moving towards the intelligent web apps

    All this while, we have talked about leveraging innovation in web technologies to build modern and responsive web applications that render beautifully across PCs, mobiles and any form factor. We will take this discussion further to see how we can leverage the intelligent cloud to build intuitive and intelligent web applications.
  • 3:30 PM
    Coffee Break
  • 4:00 PM Dan Schindler Co-Founder And Executive Vice President, Business Development – Donuts

    Shaping New Digital Identities: Getting the Next Billion Internet Users Online

    Over a billion businesses, brands and individuals are expected come online within the next five years. Many of these new Internet users are emerging from APAC region, with India and China leading the way. From established business owners to aspiring entrepreneurs to job seekers building online portfolios, increased Internet usage will lend itself to an increased need for creative digital identities. When someone seeks to establish an online presence, the first thing they need is an idea, but the second is a great business name and a meaningful, memorable domain name to match it.
  • 4:40 PM Syed Malik Mairaj Webmaster Outreach Senior Strategist – Google

    Leveraging Google Search

    Google Search is the most-used search engine on the World Wide Web, handling trillions of searches per year. In this session, you will learn how you can optimize your websites for users and to be compatible with Google search engine. You will learn how search works. You will be given tips on how to do well on search and explore tools that Google offers which you can use to manage your online presence on Google Search. This session is suitable for website or business owners as well as web developers who want to learn more about your website presence on Google organic search.

DAY 2 Thursday, 17 Nov

  • 11:10 AM Prabhakar Jayakumar India Country Manager – DigitalOcean

    From ideation to liquidity – Lifecycle for web-based businesses

    From the moment an idea is formed all the way through a liquidity event, there are a series of challenges that face entrepreneurs and their startups. It’s impossible to address every issue that an entrepreneur may face. However, there are some common challenges and phases that growing companies will inevitably encounter. This session will provide a general framework that can act as a basic guide against which an entrepreneur can measure success.
  • 12:00 PM Rohit Kulkarni Country Manager – Payoneer India

    Decoding the power of X-border business payments

    Cross border commerce is pegged to grow to 5 times in the next 3-5 years. Businesses will need to add new capabilities in their toolkit to leverage this opportunity. Rohit Kulkarni, Country Manager at Payoneer, will speak about decoding cross border payments as a tool to take your business globally in an efficient and contemporary way.
  • 12:30 PM
  • 1:30 PM Adhiraj Banerjee Vice President – Ivycap Ventures

    IoT and the future of Industry

    How IoT is revolutionising current business models and helping build scale at velocities never seen before
  • 2:10 PM Panel Discussion

    The changing face of the web : New gTLDs and their impact on the Domain Name industry

    A panel of key players from new gTLD registries and registrars discuss the evolution of new gTLDs and highlight key trends and expectations for the future of the domain market. This session will cover all the major new gTLD launches and the potential they bring to various channel partners and customers.

    Shridhar Luthria
    Sr. Vice President, Channel Partnerships – Endurance
    Karn Jajoo
    Marketing Manager – Radix
    Nivu Hussain
    Marketing Manager – .CLUB Domains
    Sanjeev Sharma
    Head – South Asia OpenSRS – a division of Tucows Inc
    Gajendra Upadhyay
    Director, Regional Business Development – Afilias
  • 3:10 PM
    Coffee Break
  • 3:40 PM Ninad Raval Director of Product & Design – Directi

    Design with Context

    In this session, Ninad will cover a methodical approach to design to ensure that every aspect of a given problem statement is factored into designing without compromising on aesthetics. The design must look great, be intuitive and fit the need and at the same time, also convey what is required with minimal effort for the audience/user and this talk will help you accomplish that.
  • 4:40 PM Jasminder Singh Gulati Co-Founder & CEO – NowFloats

    Inside the Internet of India

    The stories of local businessmen from different parts of India who have benefited using the Internet. He says that Internet is a necessity for urban people, but for rural people, it is survival. He tells us that if 1million businessmen come online, there will be 1% of increase in the national GDP. He shares the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Digital Desh’

DAY 1 Wednesday, 16 Nov

  • 1:30 PM – 2:10 PMDakshesh Verma Head, Marketing – ZNetLive

    ‘Multi – Cloud’ Strategy: How to use your ‘Hosting Provider Strength’

    Sabarinathan Sampath
    Sr. Vice President – ZNetLive
    Hosting Providers have a competitive advantage to adapt to the growing cloud market – they have been selling third-party infrastructure, and know how to ‘manage’ services for their customers – to increase profit margins. The question is – how do they begin selling multiple cloud services along with their existing products from a single platform?
  • 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM Aditya Chauhan Chief Evangelist – Kitsune

    Supercharge your website

    Explore how you can leverage big data and machine learning to increase discovery (SEO) of the websites that you create. The session will include a walk through of Kitsune’s technology and how easy it is for you to use it with your website.
  • 4:00 PM – 4:40 PM Akshat Choudhary Founder – BlogVault

    Complete WordPress Security Solutions for Web Hosts

    What if you could regularly monitor your client’s WordPress sites for malware and clean the hacks with a single click? At the product workshop with BlogVault, find out how you can employ our intelligent security system– the only one-click WordPress hack scanner & cleaner, to bolster your client’s WordPress site security and be their first choice for hosting services. Hacked WordPress sites lead to many problem for web hosts. From disgruntled clients blaming the hosting service to loss of clients as well as loss of reputation. WordPress site owners are also greatly affected by downtime and the cost of cleaning a hacked sites.
  • 4:50 PM – 5:30 PM Prakhar Bindal CEO – NameKart

    Domain Analytics MasterClass (DAM)

    ‌DAM is an advanced workshop for Domain Name investors to get an insight into the data analytics that go into domain name valuation, investment, acquisition and trading.‌Learn how to analyse over 1 million data points in less than 30 minutes and shortlist the best 0.01 percent of the domain names being traded daily.

DAY 2 Thursday, 17 Nov

  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Dewang Neralla CEO – AtomTech

    Partnering with Atom – Maximise your profits

  • 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Fernando España Sr. Manager Registry Services Asia – Neustar, Inc.

    Domain names and online presence

  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Simran Talreja Product Manager – Endurance International Group

    A Web Professional’s Toolkit for Building Effective Products for Customers

    In this workshop we’ll explore popular tools and techniques that are widely used in Silicon Valley to build great products. We will delve into methodologies like ‘Design Thinking’ and the ‘Jobs-To-Be-Done’ framework which can power your website/application creation processes and help you deliver effective solutions to your customers. To top it all, we’ll apply these learnings with a live case study, which we will solve together with the help of these tools
Crystal Peterson
Director of Registry Services & Global Channel Management – Neustar
Crystal Peterson is Neustar’s Director of Registry Services & Global Channel Management where she is responsible for overseeing the growth of some of Neustar’s most prominent domain name products, including the .biz, .CO and .US Top-Level Domains. Most recently, Crystal has been instrumental in the highly successful launch of .nyc domain names, playing a pivotal role in positioning .nyc as the world’s largest geographic-based new Top-Level Domain. Traveling more than 100,000 miles each year, Crystal forges some of the company’s most strategic registry partnerships while cultivating relationships with registrars and resellers in all corners of the globe. Amongst her many roles prior to her position at Neustar, Crystal handled the Global Sales and Channel Marketing for the .CO domain which launched just over five years ago with great success and reaching over 1 million domains under management in less than one year with the exciting announcement of .CO’s more than 2 million domains in January 2016. She has also been 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 Neustar Registry Team, Crystal Peterson continues to push the company to new heights, one domain name at a time.
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