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May 23, 2018 | Mumbai | India

CloudFest India was amazing. This was India’s most important cloud, hosting and internet infrastructure event of the year! – The Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel, May 23, 2018.

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Thank You for Making CloudFest India Special!

We at CloudFest wanted to extend our deepest appreciation and gratitude for joining us for our 2018 Mumbai event. With such a dynamic list of speakers, compelling partners and engaged attendees, it was bound to be nothing but the best of its kind and we thank you all for making it special.

»The energy level here is fantastic. The people are unbelievable… very knowledgeable.«

Raghu Murthi, GoDaddy

There was so much content you shared that I would love to revisit those ideas in a hard copy presentation. Can I access a copy?

Many of our speakers have generously shared a PDF of their presentations for your viewing and downloadable pleasure. Please go to our CloudFest India agenda where you can quickly gain access to this great content.

I saw lots of photos taken during the event. Do we have access?

Yes! Our CloudFest Flickr channel is the place to access photos of the day’s event. They are also available for easy download and when you do, please feel free to share them across your social media channels and don’t forget to tag us – #CloudFest

Wait, I think I saw a video crew too. Is there a CloudFest India movie?

Sure is and we are more than happy to share it with you. Reflect back on all the fun you had at CloudFest India by sitting back and enjoying those special memories in film. Check out our YouTube channel to gain quick and easy access to this fun and engaging film!

I heard registration is also open for CloudFest 2019 global. Is that really true?!

Yes it is because there is no time like the present to join… especially since we are offering up a FREE ticket to those who get on board early! Simply visit cloudfest.com, enter your details and consider your place saved. Oh and just because we think you are special, we are throwing in a CloudFest branded t-shirt which is guaranteed to make your friends and neighbors pretty darn jealous.

SPEAKERS

Mahesh Murthy

Marketer, Entrepreneur and Investor

Mahesh Murthy

Marketer, Entrepreneur and Investor

Mahesh Murthy is a marketer, entrepreneur and investor. As a marketer he worked on Amazon, Yahoo, Pepsi, Microsoft, Nike, Unilever, and Adobe across the US, China, Europe and India. He helped launch MTV in India and then ran its rival Channel V. He founded global marketing consulting firm Pinstorm and won has won many advertising and marketing awards. As an entrepreneur, his first venture was in television, and his current ventures are in digital media and space technology. As an investor, he has run 3 funds and his investees include Red Bus, CarWale, Doolally, Career Launcher, Heckyl, Chumbak and Voonik. He has won India's "Best VC of the Year" twice. Mahesh was part of the team that helped fight Facebook Free Basics in India.

Nikhil Arora

VP and Managing Director

GoDaddy

Nikhil Arora

VP and Managing Director

GoDaddy

Nikhil is the Vice President and Managing Director at GoDaddy, responsible for leading the India business and identifying new growth opportunities to transform the lives of small businesses. Nikhil is passionate about helping small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs establish and grow their ventures. He has helped launch several new businesses in his tenure at various organizations and is passionate about grassroots innovation and “giving voice to good ideas” wherever those ideas may come from.

Steven Aldrich

Chief Product Officer

GoDaddy

Steven Aldrich

Chief Product Officer

GoDaddy

Steven is the Chief Product Officer at GoDaddy, responsible for delivering great customer experiences and identifying new products and services to expand GoDaddy's impact on small business' success. He is an entrepreneur and business leader who has helped grow multiple companies by creating teams, growing people, improving the customer experience, building partnerships, and championing acquisitions.

Samiran Gupta

Head of India

ICANN

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.

Manish Dalal

Vice President – Naming Services, Asia Pacific

Verisign

Manish Dalal

Vice President – Naming Services, Asia Pacific

Verisign

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. Manish has 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 at Pittiglio Rabin Todd McGrath (PRTM) and 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.

Tim Wu

American lawyer and professor at Columbia Law School

Tim Wu

American lawyer and professor at Columbia Law School

Tim Wu is a professor at Columbia Law School, and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He is best known for his work on Net Neutrality theory. He is author of the books The Master Switch, and The Attention Merchants, along with Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination, and other works. In 2013 he was named one of America's 100 Most Influential Lawyers, and in 2017 he was named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Zak Muscovitch

Canadian intellectual property lawyer

Zak Muscovitch

Canadian intellectual property lawyer

Zak Muscovitch has practiced international domain name law since 1999 and is presently General Counsel to the Internet Commerce Association (the “ICA”). Zak was lead counsel in numerous precedent-setting court cases, including the Toronto.com case (2000) and the Sweetsuccess.com case (2001), one of the first decision to establish the convenient forum for international domain name disputes. Zak was also instructing counsel for the registrant of the defendant domain name in the Technodome.com case (2002), which was the first in rem decision under the United States ACPA and he was in one of the first court case overturning an ICANN UDRP commenced by Molson in the Canadian.biz case (2002). Zak has represented clients from all over the world, in countries such as China, England, Australia, the United States, Brazil, Turkey, Belgium, South Africa, Korea, and Canada, in numerous ICANN domain name disputes. Zak successfully defended Groovle.com in a case brought by Google, and successfully resisted two additional attempts by Google to use the UDRP to obtain domain names in two other cases. Zak is the author of several articles on domain name law, such as “A Guide to ICANN Procedure and Policy (2000). Zak wrote, “Taxation of Internet Commerce" (1996). It was the very first published legal treatise on the taxation of Internet commerce. . Zak has served as a consultant to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority on updating and revising the Canadian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. Zak is frequently consulted by the media on Internet related legal issues, including by Wired magazine.

Lenold Vaz

Senior Marketing Manager at Directi (Radix)

Lenold Vaz

Senior Marketing Manager at Directi (Radix)

Lenold Vaz holds a multifaceted role at Radix; encompassing Marketing, Creative and Brand Direction as well as leading a unique initiative, the Startup League. Over the last 10 years, Len has led and worked with multiple startups and helped them shape their brand and marketing communication. He had also founded and managed a design agency which led to his obsession with brand development. A traveler at heart, he is always on the lookout for his next big adventure and the next epic photograph to capture.

Nivu Hussain

Marketing Manager

.CLUB Domains LLC

Nivu Hussain

Marketing Manager

.CLUB Domains LLC

Nivu Hussain works as the marketing manager with .CLUB. He also communicates the value of .CLUB TLD and its opportunities to registrars and resellers from Asian & Middle Eastern markets. Additionally, he manages the celebrity and campaign clients for .CLUB.

Praveen Bhadada

Partner & Practice Head

Zinnov

Praveen Bhadada

Partner & Practice Head

Zinnov

Praveen is a Partner & Practice Head at Zinnov & drives the global digital transformation consulting business in the areas of IOT, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), AI/ ML and other digital technologies. He has spearheaded various strategic engagements for Fortune 500 technology companies across the world including large digital platform companies, digital service providers and end user organisations. His current responsibilities include driving the P&L, developing business un-usual opportunities for customers, building strategy & execution plans and understanding technology purchase behaviours. Praveen specializes in market entry strategy, go-to-market strategy (including channels), globalization strategy, engagement model analysis, cost/price analysis, peer group benchmarking & location analysis. Praveen is an alumnus of IIT, Delhi.

Ankur Raheja

Cyber Law Consultant,

CyLaw

Ankur Raheja

Cyber Law Consultant,

CyLaw

Ankur Raheja is into law practice with over a decade of experience that includes consultancy to Technology Companies in matters relating to Cyber Law Compliance of websites, Cyber Crime Advisory, IPR (Trademarks/Copyrights) issues including Domain Name Disputes, Cyber Defamation, Registration and more. He also possesses Master’s degree in Computer Applications; Fellow membership of Institute of Company Secretaries of India in addition to Bachelors of Law, which provides him with an in-depth understanding of the techno-legal domain. He is an .IN Domain Dispute Panelist / Arbitrator with .IN Registry (NIXI) and has presided over as a Sole Arbitrator in numerous matters and Domain Dispute Panelist for other TLDs with ADNDRC, Hong Kong and MFSD, Italy. He has helped enforcement agencies in Cybercrime Investigation and is spreading techno-legal awareness through his venture CyLaw.

Francisco Pereira

Head of Reseller Dedicated Business and Development

serverloft

Francisco Pereira

Head of Reseller Dedicated Business and Development

serverloft

Francisco's focus is on how to build strong business relationships as a reliable partner. For over 10 years Francisco has helped new businesses with serverloft´s infrastructure and Services to have a special and unique business advantage.

Rajendran Dhandapani

Director of Engineering

Zoho

Rajendran Dhandapani

Director of Engineering

Zoho

After (un)graduating out of IIT-Madras as an Engineer in Electronics and Electrical Communication, Rajendran was part of the founding team at Zoho Corporation, then called Vembu Systems. Later, he spent seven years at Xerago, Asia's largest New-Age Marketing Entity, as their Chief Algorithms Officer, managing projects and services for clients including Citibank and Sify. After rejoining Zoho Corporation in 2004, he has been serving a dual role at the company. He spearheads mobile development at Zoho, with a bunch of hundred odd creative designers and developers that builds mobile Apps for Zoho’s 30 million+ customers. He is also a technology evangelist and avid speaker who tries to share hard-earned advice and best practices from his two dozen years of professional experience. He is also a prominent faculty member at Zoho University, Zoho's own ongoing social experiment seen by many as a viable alternative to conventional college education. Beyond work, he is a contra-academician at heart. Feeling strongly that the education system in India needs a reboot, he now walks the talk, doing his own small bit by ‘free-schooling’ his 17-year-old son at home.

Aishwin Vikhona

CEO

Global Websoft

Aishwin Vikhona

CEO

Global Websoft

Aishwin Vikhona is among India's largest individual domain name investors in terms of investments. He recently made a 6 figure sale for a .net domain name. He has authored a book called "Sell Domains Fast" and developed a few software to help make domaining easier for newbies.

John Pollard

EVP Registry

Donuts Inc.

John Pollard

EVP Registry

Donuts Inc.

John Pollard leads Product Management, Sales, Marketing, Communications, Business Development, Engineering and Operations for Donuts’ registry. Prior to Donuts, John was CEO in Residence at Madrona Venture Labs, after having run Amazon’s Customer Reviews and Answers team. Before Amazon, he was co-founder and CEO at Elemental (acquired by Porch.com). John was also co-founder and CEO of Jott, which was acquired by Nuance Communications. He served as VP and GM of Nuance’s Voice to Text Services division, which during his tenure grew to over 80 million unique users worldwide. Before Jott/Nuance, John was Senior Director at Microsoft in mobile, an early manager at Expedia -- where he led its global expansion and started its Corporate Travel Business Unit -- and ran Microsoft Sidewalk’s international business. Before Microsoft, John was a consultant with Cambridge Technology Group, and a program manager at Harvard’s Institute for International Development. John holds a B.A. from Kenyon College and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Dinesh Pirla

CEO

DomainDhaba.com

Dinesh Pirla

CEO

DomainDhaba.com

Dinesh is a domainer with a portfolio of over 700 plus domains.During his journey as a domainer he identified many problems and challenges which fellow domainers were experiencing. He developed DomainDhaba.com with a vision to solve these problems and make domaining accessible to everyone.

Alan Keller

CRO

Duda

Alan Keller

CRO

Duda

Alan is the Chief Revenue Officer for Duda and has helped drive the adoption of the Duda platform with hosting companies, large agencies, and web professionals around the world. Alan brings more than 15 years of experience in a combination business development, customer success, and executive management roles. Prior to Duda, Alan was the Vice President of Business Development at VerticalResponse, a leading email and social media platform for SMBs. Prior to VerticalResponse, Alan was the Director of Worldwide Business Development for Mercado, a leading e-commerce product discovery solution provider. Alan holds a Bachelor's of Science in Marketing and International Business from the University of San Francisco.

Jay Paudyal

Founder

DomainKhan.com

Jay Paudyal

Founder

DomainKhan.com

Jay Paudyal is the founder of DomainKhan.com. Domaining has been one of his action-packed passions for the past two decades. He has 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has successfully failed and established many businesses and startups all united with one thread – the Internet. These days, Jay is into multiple ventures like Domain Name Investment, Telephonic Language Training, Software Product Development, E-commerce, Astrology, Semi-Precious Stones, Legal Aid Services, Publishing Text & Videos online and Internet Governance. Jay is also an active member of Neo-Brahmi Generation Panel under IDN Programs of ICANN. He acts as a consultant on this panel for making LGR (Label Generation Rules) as specified by ICANN, supporting it with the on-boarding process. He is also an ICANN Fellow alumni.

Deepak Daftari

CEO

eSiksha.com

Deepak Daftari

CEO

eSiksha.com

Deepak Daftari, CEO, eSiksha.com, runs a Executive Search Firm, is an Active Domain Investor dealing in Short and Keyword domain names and is an Angel Investor in Start-ups. He is also the immediate ex-Vice President of TiE Kolkata and one of the pioneers of the Indian Domaining Industry.

Alberto Pittoni

Sales Director

Zextras

Alberto Pittoni

Sales Director

Zextras

Mr. Alberto Pittoni is the Sales Director of Zextras, he determine profit plans by implemen ting marketing strategies, analyzing trends and results world wide, projecting expected sa les volume and profit for existing and new products. Implements world wide sales programs by developing network sales action plans, changing trends.

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Headliners

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Abhishek Majithia

Host

Abhishek Majithia

Host

For years, Abhishek Majithia has delighted audiences around the world as a dynamic speaker with his unique combination of energy, humour, and sincerity. He’s interviewed celebrities, and you might recognize his voice from 94.3 radio one where he hosted the Mera Request Show. But he’s also an IT engineer who deeply understands the tech space and is able to talk with top-level executives to bring out interesting details and personal anecdotes. Abhishek will be guiding you through the day’s schedule as your MC at CloudFest INDIA.

Soeren von Varchmin

CEO

CloudFest

Soeren von Varchmin

CEO

CloudFest

Soeren von Varchim is the CEO of CloudFest with a robust career in and an in-depth knowledge of the global cloud, hosting, internet infrastructure and domaining space.

Anand Vora

Director - Business Development International Markets

Donuts Inc.

Anand Vora

Director - Business Development International Markets

Donuts Inc.

 

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