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May 23, 2018 | Mumbai | India

This will be India’s most important cloud, hosting and internet infrastructure event of the year – celebrate with us as CloudFest returns to The Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel on May 23, 2018.

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CLOUDFEST INDIA

The modern cloud is not just about physical networks, bandwidth, storage, or connectivity anymore. It’s about serving a diverse range of agencies, designers, developers, and SBMs all over the world. Distinctive services and niche markets are fusing into platforms that deliver everything from hardware to security and from site-builders to creative content. CloudFest celebrates this transformation and everything that is new and exciting taking place within the online communication space.

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

Raghu Murthi, GoDaddy

GENERAL OVERVIEW

CloudFest India is designed to bring everything you want in an internet technology event together – all in one place and for one fantastic day! In addition to gaining insights from influential keynote speakers, CloudFest attendees will have access to an exhibition hall featuring the latest products to hit the market, as well as the on-site use of rooms and facilities exclusively for you to host private meetings, workshops, and presentations for your best prospects and customers.

And because we believe firmly in the fact that networking is an equally vital component of our events, we are pleased to bring everyone back together for our legendary ConneXion Party to network, celebrate, and enjoy the kind of entertainment and hospitality that has become synonymous with the CloudFest name.

You won’t want to miss a single minute!

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THE BEST VALUE IN INDIA THIS YEAR

CloudFest India continues to be one of our most popular events. Each year is packed with fascinating keynote speakers, great exhibits, and our legendary social events – where everyone enjoys delicious food, great drinks world-class entertainment – all while meeting the top leaders within the internet infrastructure space from across India and around the world.

The CloudFest Standard Pass includes everything you need to capture all the value of our 2018 event for only INR 1990 (U.S. $30/EU €25.)

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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WHO YOU WILL MEET

CloudFest brings together key branches of the internet infrastructure space:

· Infrastructure
· Cloud and Hosting
· Software and Services
· Security and Privacy
· Telecoms
· CDNs
· Domain Registries and Registrars
· Website Builders and CMSs

If a technology company in India does business on the internet, there’s a good chance you’ll find them here. That means that CloudFest India 2018 is the best event of the year to see the products, services, and partnerships that will take your business and career to the next level.

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Headliners

Speaker Pending

Speaker Pending

 

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.

 

»India is a very interesting and special market with lots of potential.«

Ivan Mudry, SPAM EXPERTS

TICKET

STANDARD PASS
INR 1990
(U.S. $30/EU €25.)

  • Valid for the whole event
    Take advantage of compelling keynote speakers, an exhibition hall featuring the latest products to hit the market, on-site access to rooms and facilities exclusively for you to host private meetings, workshops, and presentations for your best prospects and customers and networking opportunities designed to make important connections with the goal of growing your business!
  • Entrance to main.FORUM and cloud.FAIR
    Acquire insights from some of the leading voices within the cloud industry, gain access to the cutting-edge technologies shaking up the online space and network with like-minded professionals seeking new partnership opportunities.
  • Catering, incl. lunch and coffee breaks
    Enjoy complimentary lunch, coffee, drinks, and snacks during CloudFest to keep you energized and engaged!
  • ConneXion Party
    No one wants to miss out on our legendary ConneXion Party! Each year we go all-out to create an evening filled with incredible entertainment, great drinks, and yummy food - all delivered with a level of hospitality you are likely never to forget!

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