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Navin Kansal

Navin Kansal
Chief Creative Officer21n78e Creative Labs

Navin is a 22 -year veteran in the creative industry. He is passionate about ideas that travel and solve business problems. Prior to joining 21N78E Creative Labs as Chief Creative Officer, he helmed the national creative function at Indigo Consulting (A Leo Burnett Company). In his previous stints, he has also shepherded creative at Grey Digital India and OgilvyOne Worldwide. Under his leadership, Indigo was the runner-up at the Indian Digital Media Awards in 2017, Grey Digital was adjudged the “Digital & Social Agency of the Year” for 2014 at the Indian Digital Media Awards and was ranked amongst the Top 3 Digital Agencies in India as per The Economic Times Ad Agency Reckoner. • His work has received recognition at various award shows for creativity and effectiveness across various categories in digital, including Cannes, Spikes Asia, Adfest Asia, PMA-Asia, ECHO Awards, Yahoo! Big Idea Chair, Effies, IDMA, DMA Asia, Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards, SMARTIES, Maddies, Abbys, Foxglove, among a slew of others. He has also served on the jury of the Digital Asia Festival, Goafest, Indian Digital Media Awards (IDMA), Foxglove, Prime Time and DMA Asia ECHO Awards. When he is not exercising his funny bone, Navin makes no bones about his love for behavioral economics, searching for new culinary delights and being a good dog Dad.

Arun Malkani

Arun Malkani
Chief Marketing OfficerAbans Group

Arun Malkani is the Chief Marketing Officer of Abans Group. As a senior marketing leader, Arun has rich experience in all aspects of direct, mass and digital marketing, besides having managed some of the largest and most respected brands. He has had a rewarding career with organisations like GE, Citi, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and IIFL over the last two decades, with a track record of having run several successful marketing campaigns/ideas with great brand/business results and internal as well as external recognition. Arun is an active participant in and has been frequently reached out to for a number of initiatives within the marketing fraternity. He has been a member of the jury for a number of major awards like the Effies Awards of the Ad Club, Bombay, the DMAAsia CMO Choice Awards, the PrintWeek India Awards, etc. He has also received recognition as a Marketing Professional and Leader from the World Marketing Congress and CMO Asia, besides a number of other bodies and associations. He is an occasional guest lecturer at business schools on various aspects of marketing and communication. He has co-authored the book Inside the Minds:Global Marketing Leadership Strategies published in 2012 by Aspatore/Thomson Reuters.

Mehraj Dube

Mehraj Dube
Head of Marketing – ABP NewsABP News Network

An award winning broadcaster and marketing professional Mehraj Dube is leading marketing initiatives at ABP News – the flagship news channel of ABP News Network. He has been part of a core team that has led ZEE Media to industry beating growth numbers during 2016 to 2019. During this time he led marketing department at ZEE Media Corp – the news business of Essel Group with 14 TV news channels including WION and ZEE News.

Cauvery Uthappa

Cauvery Uthappa
Head – Marketing & CommunicationsAdecco India

An astute and versatile marketer, recognized by my peers as a creative thinker and a consummate leader. A people optimist with the ability to provide innovative bespoke solutions and forward-thinking leadership in any marketing environment. In my current role as Head – Marketing & Communications of Adecco India, I lead the planning, development, and implementation of Adecco Group’s marketing strategies in India. Prior to this, I worked with TeamLease, Atos, Siemens, HP, 247 Inc & ESPN Star Sports. A corporate evangelist at heart, I endeavor to find new approaches to provide marketing value to processes and products that facilitate growth.

Jai Bahal

Jai Bahal
Sr. Account ManagerAdfactors PR

Jai leads Adfactors PR Digital. He heads mandates in the travel, consumer, B2B and government sectors. He joined Adfactors after his management Diploma at SP Jain, Mumbai and believes his most important education is been on-the-job. Spearheading multiple campaigns to completion, his interest lies in a keen understanding in behavioural psychology and user experience. With just a shade over 7 years of experience, Jai has garnered 16 Digital communications honors (national and international) for clients across sectors. He continues to advise government bodies, promoters of corporates and brands on how digital communications can make their life better. Some of the key clients Jai has worked on are the Goa Tourism Development Corporation, Essar Group, GAIL, Vodafone Corporate, Godrej Industries and Goldmedal Electricals His work on Goa has honored the brand with winning the National award for Social Media marketing by the Tourism Ministry.

Amit Purohit

Amit Purohit
VP & Head- Digital BusinessAditya Birla Sunlife AMC ltd

Amit Purohit is Head of Digital Business at Aditya Birla Sunlife AMC Limited (formerly known as Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Limited). Amit spearheads Digital Business Pan India with P & L responsibilities. The Digital Business has mandates for Digital Sales & Strategic Alliances, Digital Marketing, Digital Operations and Customer experience and Digital Technology for business verticals like Investor, Distributor and Corporates. He has been instrumental in revamping Digital business and has been leading from the front with respect to bringing out many “Industry first” innovations in the Digital space. Digital Business has been able to successfully roll out new Digital Assets viz. Partner portal, Partner App, APIs for Digital partner integrations, Micro-sites for Tax Planning etc. in recent times and some of the initiatives are setting benchmarks in the industry. Amit’s career spans over 18 years across varied industries like BFSI, Telecom and Pharma. In past Amit was associated with organizations like Reliance Mutual Fund, Tata Docomo and ICICI Bank for business functions like Product Management, Strategic Sales & Business Development and Marketing. Amit is an MBA from Pune University and is a BMGI certified Green Belt holder in Six Sigma.

Prashant Puri

Prashant Puri
CEOAdLift

An alum from Columbia University, Prashant Puri is a digital marketing expert- building sites into multi-million dollar enterprises. Advertising Age recently named him in Digital Power 100 – the 100 most influential people in digital media and E4M IMPACT’s 40 Under 40. Prashant Puri currently runs AdLift (10th year running!) – a niche search-marketing firm focused on delivering digital marketing ROI. Prashant works closely with a number of Fortune 500 companies including PayPal, ICICI, Airbnb, Future Generali, Max Life Insurance in helping them increase their digital market share. Prashant is part Columbia University’s Entrepreneurship Advisory Board (EAB) where he mentor’s young entrepreneurs to help grow their startups more efficiently and effectively. Prior to AdLift, Prashant was Head of Global Marketing at eBay’s comparison shopping arm where he was instrumental in establishing their footprint across 5 countries. Before that, Prashant served at Yahoo! where he worked on cutting edge technologies that focused on driving synergies between search and display. In 2005, Prashant was instrumental in making AT&T Interactive the second largest local search player by leading their foray into the digital marketing world. Being an industry veteran he’s invited to speak at numerous digital marketing conferences around the world, including SMX, SES and Pubcon and as an expert in search marketing, contributed to several search marketing journals including Search Engine Journal and Marketing Pligrim

Advit Sahdev

Advit Sahdev
MDAdvit Sahdev

eCommerce Marketing mentor . Best selling Author . TEDx Speaker . Most Popular CMO . Linkedin Top 50 . Top 100 Best Marketing minds . CNBC Young Turks . CMO Asia 4 times awardee

Archana Aggarwal

Archana Aggarwal
VP MediaAirtel

Archana Aggarwal is a passionate media advocate with 20+ years of experience.

Smita Murarka

Smita Murarka
Marketing Headamanté, MAS Brands

Smita is a seasoned Retail & Brand marketing professional with over 16 years of work experience across international brands, in the fashion and lifestyle industry, such as Lifestyle, Splash, Bossini, Allen Solly and more. Currently she heads marketing at amanté, an International Lingerie Brand. She also coaches on Personal Branding as a certified Image Consultant.

Sandeep Ohri

Sandeep Ohri
Co-founder & CEOApril Broadcast Pvt Ltd

Rich entrepreneurial and corporate experience of over 30 years. Have led multiple, cross-functional teams in the fields of IT, Social Media, Broadcast, Video Technology, Defence, Homeland Security and even Packaging. Co-founded a startup in the Media Technology space helping organizations strategize and execute digital, visual communications by leveraging live video streaming and social media. Built innovative solutions like the world’s 1st software-based, full HD, 4-input live video production mixer, the world’s 1st real time, live video mixing software with a moving timeline and the 1st Indian software to be approved by Facebook for FB Live streaming. Designed and executed Social Media campaigns for government, corporate and NGOs, on a variety of topics like Road Safety, Legal Metrology, Waste Segregation, Plastic Ban, Voter Registration, etc. Experienced in Defence, GIS and Enterprise Digital solutions for large Government and Corporate organisations. Presented at the Police Chief’s Conference organized by the MHA as well as the C4i Defense Summit in New Delhi. Avenue Co-Chair, District Public Image; Co-editor, District Newsletter team, Rotary District 3141. Authorized Consumer Representative, MERC. Saved Mumbai’s consumers from paying unnecessary charges in tariff. Jury Member 2018 DMA Asia Echo Awards for Video Marketing and Search.

Punit Dharamsi

Punit Dharamsi
Vice President – Marketing & Investor EducationAssociation of Mutual Funds India

Punit Dharamsi comes with over 15 years of experience in Brand, Product, Digital, Social Media & Content Marketing and Corporate Communications. He has experience in handling large budget, multi-media campaigns with proven expertise in design and execution of marketing and brand communication Punit also has experience in design and roll-out of websites and mobile apps employing latest technologies to present a seamless browsing and buying experience. He brings with him a deep understanding of rural India, having travelled extensively and executed award winning marketing campaigns at over 300 villages.

Sahil Trehan

Sahil Trehan
Vice PresidentAutumn Grey

Vice President at AutumnGrey Sahil has spent over 13 years across various function within Marketing – Brand, Strategy, Digital, Trade, Analytics & Insights, CRM & loyalty, and advertising. “Today, digital is at the core of everything and is evolving at a frenetic pace – What has always excited me and still does is the individual learning curve one experiences to be consistently and continuously relevant. Most of the brands today struggle to leverage the full potential of digital media because of multiple platforms, multiple consumer journeys and add to it a lot of data. That’s where I come in; to help brands create meaningful connections with their consumers, across their experience journey, and simplify for them, how and what to measure, aligned with their long term and short term goals.” Sahil is a firm believer of data-driven marketing and has found that insights gathered from carefully sought through data can play an important role in marketing across strategy, creative, media, and measurement.

Sunil Gupta

Sunil Gupta
MD and CEOAvis India

Sunil Gupta is the MD and CEO of Avis India. Avis is the leading mobility company in India offering chauffeur-drive and self-drive vehicles, vehicles for operating lease and corporate carpooling and fleet management services. Sunil is responsible for maximizing the profitability of the business and driving the strategic development of the Company. Since he joined the Company 9 years back, the Company’s revenue has grown over six times and Avis has become the No 1 rent-a-car company and the No 3 operating lease company in India. He has an experience of over 25 years in leading MNCs in India across consumer & business services and FMCG such as Hindustan Unilever and Thomas Cook. His skills in the areas of sales, marketing, business development and business re-structuring have helped in the creation and execution of strategies that have delivered high growth and profitability in diverse businesses. He is a B Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Varanasi and a PGDM from Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta, followed by management development programs in Leadership and Strategy at Hult Business School, Ashridge, UK and Insead, Fontainebleau, France. During his career, he has won many awards for marketing in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Sachin Uppal

Sachin Uppal
Chief Product and Marketing OfficerBabyDestination

Sachin Uppal is the Chief Marketing and Product Officer at BabyDestination, India’s largest organically built community of moms in India reaching nearly 20 million moms every month. Sachin Uppal has nearly 14 years of experience in B2B and B2C domains. Earlier he served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Play Games24x7 Pvt. Ltd., the Largest provider of online and mobile games in India. He was associated with the company since its early days and was responsible for driving the company’s business growth, marketing, and communications strategy. He headed all the marketing initiatives at Play Games24x7’s – RummyCircle and Ultimate Games. Sachin is presently building an conversational analytics platform, ConvoSight.com as part of Babydestination. Sachin has 14 years of hands-on marketing experience, having worked in various capacities in the fields of Marketing Acquisition, Retention, Product, Analytics and Brand Management with organizations such as Play Games24x7, Naseba, National Instruments, Wipro HealthCare and Wipro Technologies. After completing his engineering degree from Kurukshetra University, Sachin graduated with the executive program from IIM Calcutta. An avid reader and fitness enthusiast, Sachin also enjoys Stand-up comedies, card games and popular Bollywood movies.

Vishwajeet Parashar

Vishwajeet Parashar
Senior VP & Group Head – MarketingBajaj Capital Ltd

Self-starter and performance-driven marketer with over 19 years of success in developing highly successful marketing programs and advertising campaigns. Consistently delivering high impact comprehensive strategies to position products and marketing to achieve targeted sales growth, while maintaining corporate and brand integrity. Recognized for utilizing innovative approaches and smart business decisions to achieve market positioning and sales targets. He has been a regular on both print and electronic media as a keynote speaker on various topics & personal finance shows. In marketing parlance, he has successfully conducted multiple seminars & webinars on topics such as CX, Digital marketing, Fintech & customer strategy.

Russell Barrett

Russell Barrett
Chief Creative OfficerBBH

Russell joined advertising in 1996 and has worked at Rediffusion DY&R, Ogilvy, Leo Burnett and Bates 141. Russell joined BBH in 2010 as Creative Head and took over as CCO and Managing Partner in 2012. Over the years he has created some of the most loved campaigns in India for brands like Vaseline, Red Bull, Philips, World Gold Council, Diageo, Google, TVS Motors, Marico, Virgin Mobile, Fiat, Hitachi ACs, Luxor Highlighters, Lakme, Ponds, Onida, Maharashtra Tourism and Taj Hotels among others. While making these campaigns, he has also inadvertently won metals of various hues and shapes at all the international and Indian shows. In BBH, Russell continues to work as a copywriter, a Creative Director, or a CCO and Managing Partner, as the need demands. In fact, he’ll do anything he can to avoid the quarterly finance call. Some of the recent campaigns he has worked on are:Uber (Move Forward), Acko (Paisa Vasool), Havells (Pani Se Panga mat lo), DPA (Real is Rare), Tinder (Start something epic) and Book My Show.

Chaaya Baradhwaaj

Chaaya Baradhwaaj
Founder – MDBC Web Wise Pvt Ltd

Chaaya is the founder-managing director of BC Web Wise. In February 2019, New York headquartered DesignRush.com a B2B marketplace ranked BC Web Wise amongst the top 25 most creative agencies in the world and in August 2019 Designrush ranked BC Web Wise amongst the world’s leading digital marketing agencies! The first award that got the world to notice BC Web Wise was the MSN India Cannes Cyber Lion for a Xerox in 2005. Her agency’s creation of the social networking platform for shampoo brand Sunsilk way back in 2006, the Sunsilk Gang of Girls initiative, attracted over half a million girls within six months and became the first community portal of scale in the country. The campaign was a huge success and the agency went on to replicate the model in nine other countries for Unilever. Chaaya has independently spearheaded the growth of BC Web Wise since it was founded in 2000. She brings to the table her rich experience with over 450 clients, and 7500+ projects the agency has managed till date. Being a mentor, a dependable and dynamic leader, and trusted advisor is some of the roles that Chaaya plays as the founder of the agency to all her employees and clients.

Sumeli Chatterjee

Sumeli Chatterjee
Vice President – BrandBennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.

An IIM Indore graduate, Sumeli Chatterjee has extensive experience managing diverse brand portfolios and diverse teams across sectors like FMCG, Media and Entertainment. Having worked with companies like The Coca-Cola Company and Viacom18, she joined Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. as the Vice President, Head Brand of The Times of India, Metro Supplements and Mirror Brands. She has managed projects across the complete business spectrum that include brand management, business strategy, portfolio management, content marketing, IP creation, consumer research and sales planning. She has co-authored several MTV’s youth insights publications and been a speaker across various public conferences in India and abroad. One of the most enjoyable/enlivening experience has been her work on TOI’s most lauded campaigns on inclusion and gender equality which has received the prestigious Gold Glass Lion among 3 other wins at Cannes Lions along with Glass Grand Prix at Spikes Asia, Yellow Pencil at the D&AD as well as numerous wins at The One Show, Laadli Awards Southeast Asia, Effies, Abby’s, Kyoorius etc.

Tajinder Singh

Tajinder Singh
Vice President Sales & Marketing – Indian SubcontinentBest Western Hotels & Resorts

“Tajinder is a dynamic professional having close to 2 decades of experience in Sales & Marketing, Service Operations and Revenue Expansion activities within the Hospitality Sector. He holds strong business acumen with an ability to execute a wide range of Global Sales and Marketing strategies to establish market presence as well as increasing revenues and profitability for the company. He hold extensive multiple brand experience from luxury to mid-scale hotel segment covering all aspects of the sales & marketing cycle including pre-opening, opening & post-opening, re-positioning and re-structuring. He has created and developed a variety of marketing channels to accomplish the sales objectives of the various hotel groups by contributing increased sales, greater brand awareness, and brand program roll-outs. Additionally, he has augmented his experience with initiatives such as yield management, data mining, brand creation, collateral development, channel partner cultivation, brand loyalty, customer segmentation/profiling, as well as CRM and acquisition strategies. He has been associated with some of the finest Global Hotel Chains and in the past has worked with Marriott International, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Accor Hotel Group and Starwood Worldwide Inc. at various Corporate profiles and roles. During his professional journey he has created and developed a variety of marketing channels to accomplish the sales objectives of the various hotel groups by contributing increased sales, greater brand awareness, and brand program roll-outs. Additionally, he has augmented his experience with initiatives such as yield management, data mining, brand creation, collateral development, channel partner cultivation, brand loyalty, customer segmentation/profiling, as well as CRM and acquisition strategies. He was nominated as a brand ambassador for New South Wales Tourism Board in India for promoting NSW destination. He has been awarded with “Best Person in Marketing Management” at the National Tourism Award by Safari India and Pacific Asia Travel Writers Association in 2012, “Young Sales & Marketing Professional of the year” by Hospitality India in 2014, and “Most Admired Sales & Marketing Professional of the Year” for excellence in travel and tourism, as awarded by CMO Asia and Times Network in 2017. In year 2019, he is selected as “100 Most Influential Leaders in Hospitality Industry” by Business Television India (BTVi) and International MICE Congress. He is an active contributor to many editorials and speaker at various forums like NDTV Good Times – India International Travel & Tourism Summit (IITT), South Asia Travel & Tourism Exchange (SATTE), Digital India and FICCI. He is an Executive council member for Indian Association of Tour Operator’s (IATO) “Committee for hotel relations” formed with an aim to create synergies between the hotels and the travel service providers and “Council Member” of Gerson Lehrman Group, an approved member of “National Association of Sales Professionals”. ”

Geetanjali Kothari

Geetanjali Kothari
Deputy Vice PresidentBharti AXA General Insurance

Geetanjali is a seasoned professional with experience spanning over 13 years in marketing, brand management, media and ecommerce. She has worked across diverse industries such as BFSI, Retail and Media. She has been instrumental in driving brand and product strategies for various leading brands such as Bharti AXA Life Insurance, Future Group, HT Media and Mudra Max. Geetanjali doubles up as both, an empathetic consumer marketing professional and a zealous distribution marketing professional. She not only possesses rich experience in devising customer-centric marketing strategies that drive brand growth, but also specialises in creating compelling marketing plans for distribution and partners, with a razor-sharp focus on enabling the teams to achieve their sales objectives. In her current role at BAGI, she heads Marketing for the organization with key responsibility of developing and executing online and offline strategy for the brand, product marketing, channel marketing, customer communication and various customer facing initiatives. In the last 2 years at BAGI, she has successfully delivered various initiatives that have helped increase brand recall and customer engagement. Her passion for consumer insights and all things digital have helped her devise compelling strategies and made her an ardent lifelong learner of the subject. She stands by the mantra that “an idea/vision without execution is hallucination”.

Prakash Assudani

Prakash Assudani
Deputy General Manager – Sales Enablement & Operations, South Asia PacificCarrier Corporation

Prakash Assudani is a senior marketing professional with 15 years of experience in B2B and B2C industries. A Commerce graduate and with Masters in Marketing, he has worked with MNC organizations like Carrier, Samsung and India companies Godrej and Fenesta. Prakash has worked on multiple assignments in marketing domain to drive business results while driving strategic marketing, brand management, digital marketing, channel management, product management initiatives for the organizations.

Puneet Vidyarthi

Puneet Vidyarthi
Director SalesCase New Holland Construction Equipment India Limited

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Vani Dandia

Vani Dandia
FounderCherryPeachPlum

Vani started as an advertising girl, with accounts like:Coco-cola, Cosmopolitan and Adidas. She went on to chase different experiences in marketing across Global brands with Henkel, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever and PepsiCo. She has worked with cross cultural teams across Asia and Europe, led innovation for several markets, and held full P&L responsibility. In her last stint at PepsiCo she was the category leader for Indian Snacks. She led the turnaround of a massive $250mn+ brand from double digit negative growth to a double digit positive growth in 2 years. She won several accolades at PepsiCo including :The ‘India Region Above and Beyond 2014 Chairman’s Award’ from PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi for successfully building a new platform of growth for Pepsi Foods, the ‘Innovation Excellence Award’ and the ‘AMEA PwP Sustained Performance Award’ for Kurkure. Vani has also been listed by ‘Business Today’ as the Hottest Young Executive under 40, in a nationwide survey. After a long stint in the corporate world of more than 20 years, Vani has started her own venture called CherryPeachPlum. CherryPeachPlum enables brands and businesses reach their highest potential, through strategic consulting solutions and execution.

Alankrita Khera

Alankrita Khera
Head – Brand & MarketingChild Rights and You

Currently heading brand and marketing at Child Rights and You (CRY), Alankrita has over 11 years of experience across the development sector as well as the media industry. Featured in the Top 100 Most Influential Marketing Leaders list by World Marketing Congress in 2018, she is a jury member for the DMA Asia Echo Awards, a TEDx speaker and a mentor for The Experience Co. After 7 years in broadcast media, where she worked with the likes of UTV, Times Television Network and Viacom18, Alankrita decided to leverage her marketing expertise for social good. A published author, currently working on her second book, Alankrita is passionate about immersive experiences. She is a licensed deep sea diver, an avid traveller and a vocalist trained in classical music; who often spends her spare time advocating for animal welfare. Alankrita believes in the power of potential; that every individual is capable of changing the world!

Abhijit Das

Abhijit Das
Head MaketingDelhi Duty Free

Currently Head of marketing for India’s largest Travel Retail Company (Turnover:Rs. 1740 Crores). Previously Led Project planning, Operational P&L Management along with Marketing for leading Mall Developer. Conceptualized & executed campaign across India for leading ATL & BTL agencies. Expertise in Luxury & Premium segment marketing. Rich experience in Starting & Stabilizing New Businesses.

Amaresh Godbole

Amaresh Godbole
CEODigitas India

Amaresh has spent over 14 years with network agencies. Since 2009 he has been instrumental in building up Digitas (a Publicis Groupe company), from a startup into one of India’s largest digital agencies with 450 plus people spread across 4 cities. In the course of the agency’s growth, he has set the digital agenda for several leading Indian and MNC brands across sectors. He is an avid trend watcher and known for his thought leadership in the industry, contributing in print, discussions, lectures, award juries, and has even been a TedX speaker on the topic of ‘change’. His thoughts have been featured in leading publications such as Business Standard, Brand Equity, Firstpost amongst several others. He has been recognised for his leadership and over the years featured in prominent lists such as Campaign Asia’s ‘Most Admired Agency Leaders’, World Marketing Congress’ 50 most influential digital media professionals, and Campaign APAC’s 40 under 40.

Harmeet Kaur

Harmeet Kaur
Head- Customer EngagementDishTV India Limited

I am a seasoned and passionate strategic leader and thinker, with a proven track record to grow revenue multi-fold & drive change with over 20 years of experience with renowned brands. As a thought Leader, led marketing & industry strategy, business plans & innovation and market differentiation to drive transformational results. Have an all-round multi-disciplined business & communications experience including Product/ Channel/ Acquisition/Digital/Global B2B Marketing, Brand Building, CRM, Advanced Predictive Analytics modeling, Research, Customer Experience enhancement, Events, Sales promotion and developing Strategic Alliances, Intelligent Business Processes, evolving Go To Market & strong Competitive Strategies to create sustainable shareholder value. Worked on global and local brands where I have created award winning work and developed tracking and measurement models to enable learning and optimisation. I thrive on challenges and in an environment that encourages out of the box & creative thinking for business excellence. I pride in being a people’s person as a great leader while being a team player & have created powerful teams and strong relationships that build next generation leaders to lift the organisation further. Personal Profile:- Analytical & Progressive Thinker – Honest with high integrity – Customer Centric and insight driven – Creative and innovative Problem Solver – Hungry for exciting opportunities, mostly within the organisation I work Specialities:Dream, think, inspire, team leader, laugh and enjoy

Sudesh Shetty

Sudesh Shetty
Head-MarketingEarlySalary

With 10 years of experience in digital advertising and marketing, Sudesh heads Marketing at EarlySalary since its inception and is also one of the founding members. Prior to this, he has held several positions during his stints in Reliance Brands, Future Group, Webchutney & Ogilvy. As part of his previous stints, he has worked with brands like Vodafone, Unilever and Marico. Having conceptualised and led digital marketing campaigns for new product launches and solutions, Sudesh comes with strong experience in driving end to end, high impact marketing campaigns

Balaji Vaidyanathan

Balaji Vaidyanathan
Marketing DirectorFranklin Templeton

Mr. Balaji Vaidyanathan is an integrated marketing communication professional with over 17 years of extensive experience in building brands for both global and Indian companies. In his current role as Marketing Director, CEEMEA for Franklin Templeton based out of Dubai, Balaji is responsible for all strategic marketing initiatives for the CEEMEA region. He leads a team across multiple geographies and covering over 20 countries across Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa and focusing both on institutional and retail businesses. Prior to this role, Balaji was Deputy Head – Marketing for Franklin Templeton India and was responsible for leading all key brand initiatives. Balaji has been one of the early adopters of leveraging gamification, video content and storytelling in the mutual fund industry to promote investor education in the online space. His deep understanding of consumer marketing and customer lifecycle journeys have won him multiple awards in India and globally across creativity, content, innovation and effectiveness. He was also conferred with the citation of “Marketing Influencer of the Year” by DMA Asia at the 2018 DMA Asia Echo Awards.

Santhosh Ns

Santhosh Ns
Marketing HeadFujitsu

More than 16 Years of dynamic marketing career reflecting pioneering experience and good performance in the Integrated Marketing and communications. I worked with the top IT Services and products companies and also with world best experiential and direct marketing organizations. I have acquainted skills of conceptualizing events, designing marketing campaigns, build marketing collateral, social media marketing, PR & AR and most importantly contributing to the Business inline with corporate strategy.

Akhilesh Sabharwal

Akhilesh Sabharwal
Senior Vice PresidentFulcro

a digital marketing strategist, digital business leader & digital solutions architect with over 13 years of experience across domestic and multinational digital agencies in roles covering solution development, execution and operations leadership.

Amit Sawant

Amit Sawant
Head Marketing, Communications and Strategy Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd

Experienced Business & Marketing Leader with 17+ years of experience in various industries – Retail, Luxury and Fashion, Fitness and Healthcare, Information Technology and ITES, Media and Entertainment, BFSI, FMCG, FMCD, Telecom, Auto, Gaming, Real Estate, Hospitality and Leisure Industry, Niche Sports. Strong track record of turning around businesses and delivering PnL, revenue & equity goals via consumer-focused marketing interventions and strategy. Significant width & depth of experience in Portfolio & Brand strategy development with PnL responsibility. Diverse experience in managing global & local brands, leader & challenger brands, premium & value brands and imagery marketing & USP marketing and nurturing platform innovations. Strong passion for creating high performance teams. Creating cohesive teams across cross-functional & global matrix organisations.

Swati Rathi

Swati Rathi
AVP and Head MarketingGodrej Appliances

Ms Swati Rathi is the Marketing Head of Godrej Appliances, a Rs 4,000 Cr. flagship division of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. She joined the organization in 2006 in the marketing function. Over the last twelve years, she worked on refrigerators, washing machines, customer advisor management and eventually was made responsible for communication and marketing innovation efforts across the entire appliances portfolio. In May 2015, she was promoted to Senior GM and entrusted with the complete responsibility of marketing for Godrej Appliances. Having completed her B.Sc. Economics from St. Xavier’s Kolkata and her MBA Marketing from XIM Bhubaneswar, Ms Swati commenced her career as a Management Trainee in Polaris and then moved on to the consumer research domain with IMRB International where she spent close to 3 years, prior to joining Godrej.

Amyn Ahmad Ghadiali

Amyn Ahmad Ghadiali
Director – StrategyGozoop

Chosen as one of the Most influential Digital Professionals by CMO Asia & winner of the Top 30 Under 30 by Social Samosa, Amyn is a digital marketing wizard and advertising enthusiast. He specializes in integrated marketing initiatives, which range from branding to performance strategies across B2B and B2C domains. Having started his journey with a 3-month internship at Appco India, a marketing and sales firm that specializes in BTL activities, he soon moved towards Public Relations and Brand Solutions. He worked with brands like 109 F, Videocon Mobile Phones, Videocon D2H, Provogue amongst others during his stint in PR. From here he segued into Social Media, which eventually blossomed into a full-fledged Digital Marketing career, culminating in integrated mainline campaigns. He has spearheaded major brand campaigns across the country, helming both strategy and communication. He has worked on brands like Star Plus, Star Bharat, Star Gold, Viacom18, HRX, Pizza Express, Mumbai Indians, Mahindra Lifespaces, Hypercity, Parle Nutricrunch, EVC, Ace Blend, Major Brands, and many more. His work and views are extensively covered in the digital space and has received much recognition and accolade. The iconic Twitter Handle – Mumbai Police was his brainchild in terms of creative strategy, and he was responsible for conceptualizing how the brand should enter the Twitterverse. Beyond brands, he has also strategically crafted and executed landmark campaigns for social initiatives like #GetOnTheBus and #1SmallStepForCancer among others. After working as an intrepreneur in Gozoop for close to 3 years; leading the key accounts of the company, and a team of 30+ marketing professionals as a Group Director; Amyn has evolved to play the role of Director Strategy. To sum it up, he is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is creatively possible in this burgeoning industry that has only just hit adolescence.

Premkumar Iyer

Premkumar Iyer
Director – Digital Command Center operationsGozoop

With a transformational leadership style, Premkumar played a pivotal role in Gozoop’s growth history, ensuring a seamless trajectory of national and international growth. With a knack to spot the right talent, Premkumar leadership has always been on the forefront be it managing people or different roles and responsibilities. Additionally, he has always been ready to move mountains to accomplish goals, visibly demonstrated by playing a key role in the setting up of Gozoop’s operations in the USA and Singapore. His quiet but decisive personality brings out the best in people, which coupled with his mentorship skills has had a sizable impact on creating the workplace culture that Gozoop is known for. Over his tenure at Gozoop, Premkumar has made a mark not just at the company but within the fraternity as well. He joined the company in its formative years as a digital marketing executive and has been an integral part of the Gozoop growth story. Within a few short years he emerged as the company’s Online Marketing Head, moving on to become their VP of Global Operations, working with clients across Dubai, Singapore and the USA and now is developing Gozoop’s hyper specialization in Customer Experience Management by setting up an impact-full Command Center Operations and currently as Director, Digital Command Center, he spearheads operations for a number of key accounts such as Taj Hotels, Club Mahindra, iBall and Gozoop’s Political Listening arm. Additionally he also head’s Gozoop’s PR Division. Breathing new life into Digital Command Centers, he believes in humanizing the approach towards ORM, a unique perspective that has been well appreciated by key clients including Taj Group and Club Mahindra and changing the way the industry views Online Reputation Management Over his nearly decade long career he has operationally spearheaded digital and integrated campaigns including #KaamBoltaHai for the Samajwadi Party, and launched India’s first F-commerce solution for DELL – My Dell Rewards and laid the strong foundation for Mad Over Donuts’ growth story in India via digital.

Amit Bajaj

Amit Bajaj
Head – Communications & BrandGurdian Life

Amit Bajaj is a serial ‘brand communicator’ who has spent a career at the intersection of new media, marketing communications and technology, building leading edge strategies that solve the most demanding marketing challenges for a brand and story-tell across an ever expanding array of communication platforms. In 2018, he was recognized as a ‘Marketing Influencer’ by DMAasia for his outstanding contribution to advance marketing practices in automotive industry. In the same year, he also secured ‘Most Influential Content Marketing Professional’ Award from World Marketing Congress. Amit is the Head Communications & Brand for Guardian Life in India. Very recently he was the Lead – Content Strategy at Nissan Motors for Africa, Middle East and India region where he was responsible to create innovative and cutting edge campaigns that leave a long-lasting impact on the customers. In the past he was associated with Michelin, General Electric (GE) and DDB Mudra. During his stint at GE, he was awarded ‘Content Marketer of the Year’ Award by DMAi. Amit is a speaker on the future of digital creativity and experiential marketing. He is a MICA alumnus and has read his Bachelors at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

Anita Nayyar

Anita Nayyar
CEOHavas Media Group

Amit Tiwari

Amit Tiwari
Vice President, MarketingHavells India Ltd.

Pritika Shah

Pritika Shah
VP Marketing HDFC Life

Pritika Shah – Vice President – Marketing, HDFC Life Pritika Shah has been associated with HDFC Life since November 2013 and is a Vice President for Marketing. She has helmed campaigns like Bounceback, Ghungroo, #YoungandResponsible and the award winning platform Memories for Life, which was nominated for Cannes and has won prestigious awards like Spikes, DMA Echo and Effies. Prior to joining HDFC Life, she has worked for financial brands like Aditya Birla Capital, Bharti AXA and GE Money as well as consumer companies like Pizza Hut and Balsara Home Products (Dabur). She is a passionate marketer who has built and nurtured several brands in her 18 year long career, with expertise across various facets of marketing. She holds a management degree in marketing from Nirma University, Ahmedabad and has done her B.Com Hons from Calcutta University.

Carlton D'silva

Carlton D’silva
CEO & CCOHungama Digital Services

Carlton D’Silva is the CEO & Chief Creative Officer at Hungama Digital SERVICES. Carlton joined Hungama in 1999 and since then has won innumerable accolades for the company, such as the PMAA’s, Abby’s and The Globes. With Hungama he created over a 1000 promotional campaigns. With over 15 years of experience, his expertise in the digital arena is imaginative and AWE-inspiring, giving the company a creative edge in the industry. he has been responsible for creating over 3500 websites and games for domestic and international clients. He is also on the jury of The Cannes Lions, the Abby Awards (Ad Club of Bombay), Kyoorius and was part of the jury in the New York Ad festival in 2010 and the Adfest Asia in 2011. With his guidance, Over the last decade, Hungama has created and executed some award winning campaigns in the digital space. The company has created innovative marketing solutions for over 350 brands including Coca-Cola, Pepsi, TataSky, Mitsubishi Motors, Tiger Beer, Mahindra, Nokia, MasterCard, ICICI Bank, Axe, Nike, Bacardi and Cadbury’s to name a few. Hungama is also very closely associated with the Indian film Industry (Bollywood) and is involved in marketing films as well as celebrity management on the digital space.

Girish Kalra

Girish Kalra
Sr VP Marketing & Corporate CommunicationICICI Lombard General Insurance

Girish is currently associated with ICICI Lombard and handles marketing, corporate communication and CSR for the organisation. He has two decades of experience across financial services, consumer products and advertising agency stints. He has been a jury member for multiple awards at a domestic and international level. He loves writing and tracking technology trends

Khushnum Ichhaporia

Khushnum Ichhaporia
CMOIIFL Securities

With 16 years of experience in the BFSI industry, Khushnum has been managing various business models across broking, consumer banking and asset management. Branding and creative marketing are one of her fields of expertise. As of today, Khushnum is the Chief Marketing Officer at IIFL Securities and she overlooks all the strategic marketing and communications. Before moving to IIFL, Khushnum worked with Kotak Group for a decade. Part of her responsibilities included strategically structuring and leading the marketing function. She has worked extensively on enhancing the corporate’s brand visibility and elevating the customer experience. Her mantra is to keep moving in pace with the world and all that is going on in the marketing land. If the world’s revolving, you take a turn and let it spiral while you enjoy the ride! After all, what is marketing if not a lot of new ideas and experimentation? She’s one of those people who travel solo just so they can learn about people in their most candid nature. In her spare time, she likes to read, maybe some light jazz music, along with some nice wine. If you’re ever doubtful around her, she’ll say, ”You only live once, take all the chances that you can”. And don’t worry, her inbox is a friendly space here:https://www.linkedin.com/in/khushnum-ichhaporia/

Ronak Sheth

Ronak Sheth
Partner & Head – Client ExperiencesIIFL Wealth Management Ltd

Ronak Sheth is Partner – Client Experiences at IIFL Wealth. He brings over two decades of diversified experience in sales, marketing, branding, franchising across education, pulp & paper, office stationery & supplies and financial services industries. In his current role, Ronak is responsible for strategizing and implementing the marketing plan for the organisation, globally. This includes marketing, brand building and positioning, internal and external communications, media and PR management and experiences for all verticals and subsidiaries of IIFL Wealth group. He started his career by joining family business. Later he started, and subsequently, sold his company in the children’s computer education space. Since then, he has been part of various corporate entities, in a variety of leadership roles. Ronak holds an MBA in marketing & strategy from XLRI, Jamshedpur and acquired his bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Calcutta University.

Vijay Balakrishnan

Vijay Balakrishnan
EX CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, UJJIVAN

Vijay Balakrishnan is a results-driven consumer marketer who has held Marketing Leadership & CXO positions at some of India’s largest and finest corporations. His roles have been across multiple industries viz FMCG, Telecom & Wireless, Mobile Payments, Digital Start-ups and very recently Banking and Financial Services. The assignments he has led have been transformational, involving new category creation, brand re-staging, battling hyper competition for revenue leadership – all involving a sharp marrying of what consumers actually wanted with compelling insights. At the core, he has been a creative who has always loved designing, building and growing brands & businesses all of my life. In his professional journey so far, he has built absorbing & winning brand propositions, deployed influencing marketing strategies & national level launches successfully for several power brands like Tata Tea, Tata Tetley, Tata Coffee , Airtel and Docomo. Very recently, he launched a newly RBI licensed Bank at a pan India level from ground zero, building the entire marketing ecosystem & framework for the institution from scratch. He enjoys high-energy entrepreneurial environments and using technology to solve difficult problems for customers. A Chevening Scholar from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), he schooled at St Xavier’s and the University of Delhi, graduating with distinction.

Avinash Parhi

Avinash Parhi
Vice PresidentIndifi Technologies Pvt Ltd

An entrepreneur at heart, Avinash is an astute strategist who is focused on growth & consumer delight. With nearly 10 years of experience and interest in Consumer Businesses (Online Lending, E-Commerce & Electronics), he has rich experience in devising Business Strategy, leading Product Marketing and end to end multiple Category Management (P&L). His exposure to diverse business verticals enables him to think like a product guy, act like a hardcore operations guy and work as a catalyst in a highly dynamic start-up environment.

Nishith Srivastava

Nishith Srivastava
National Head, Marketing Strategy & Digital Transformation ConsultingIndigo Consulting, A Leo Burnett Company

“A digital strategy consulting & integrated marketing professional with 19 years of experience specializing in technology-led and data driven business & digital transformation solutions. Top Digital Planner Award, Digital Market Asia & Business World 2015. • Employers:Ogilvy & Mather, J Walter Thompson, Leo Burnett, & Digitas. • Markets:India, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, US & Europe. ”

Kaushal Thakkar

Kaushal Thakkar
Founder & Managing DirectorINFIDIGIT Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

Kaushal Thakkar has been driving digital growth for various organisations since the last 20 years. He is the Founder and Managing Director of INFIDIGIT Consultants Pvt. Ltd; a digital and organic marketing company that has won multiple awards for the innovative work they have been doing for their clients. Till 2019 they are the only finalist from India for The Search Engine Land Awards which is considered as the Highest Honor In Search.

Vishwas Anand

Vishwas Anand
Content and Thought Leadership Industry LeadInfosys

Vishwas Anand is an award-winning Content Thought Leader who believes in the magic of a robust content narrative to drive C-suite decision-making. He is working as Content and Thought Leadership Industry Chair (CRL) at the Infosys Knowledge Institute as India’s 1st external member. He holds an MBA from IIM Kozhikode and is rated one of “The Greatest Marketing Influencers” by ET Now and The World Federation of Marketing Professionals, among the “Most Influential Content Marketing Professionals” by the World Marketing Congress and CMO Asia (two-time awardee), and is on LinkedIn Content 50 (India’s Top 50 Content Marketing Leaders for 2018), Oracle FAST 100, Adobe Content 100 among others. He is a jury member of the DMA Asia ECHO and Asia Pacific Stevie Awards. Vishwas was felicitated on TV as a Keynote Speaker for a conclave among top bureaucrats. He’s a speaker at the CXO Roundtable, DMA Asia Annual Conference, World Marketing Congress, TOUG, BrightTALK, and academic institutions like IIM-K and VIT. Vishwas is an IDG Influencer and has published white papers and articles for leading publications:Tech Republic, Tech in Asia, Finextra, Banking Frontiers, Retailer Magazine among others. Vishwas has been interviewed as:the Voice of Content Marketing for the Digital Dexterity Report 2019, a Thought Leader for the Red Book of Content Marketing 2018, a Brand Master by the Hindustan Times, an Influencer by WittyPen, and his 3A Content Model has been featured by a Forbes columnist. He was also interviewed as “one of the top-notch content marketing people on the planet” by C-suite Radio.

Gopa Kumar

Gopa Kumar
Chief Operating OfficerIsobar

He is campaign Asia ‘40 under 40 marketing professional and has 16 Years of Experience in Digital , Emerging and New Media & Advertising & Marketing Communications. Heading Strategy/Media/Social and Analytics Practice for Isobar India. Part of Isobar India Growth Story for 9 years and helping it become the largest and award winning digital agency in India. Specialize in – Strategic Planning, Integrated Marketing,New Business, Digital Transformation, Digital Media (Planning & Buying), Social Medial, Data Driven Marketing & Advertising, Start up,Emerging Tech,Technology, Mobile Media, Programmatic, Consulting, Regional & Global Market Exposure.

Shuchi Chawla

Shuchi Chawla
Brand Marketing Headixigo

Shuchi Chawla is currently Head- Brand Marketing at ixigo where she is responsible for driving the overall brand awareness and positioning of the company. With a career spanning over more than 12 years, she has donned multiple hats in the past, across the marketing domain including growth hacking, branding, media planning and communications. Her consumer-based communication skills and the ability to drive technology-enabled consumer engagement has helped ixigo emerge at the forefront in a cluttered travel domain. Prior to working with ixigo, Shuchi was with OLA where she successfully headed, conceptualized and executed various brand campaigns and category launches. Apart from this, she has also worked for GroupM, where she handled a large number of content led projects panning across TV, digital and radio. Her core function expertise include advertising & communication development, campaign creation & execution in conventional & alternative media, disruptions and innovations in digital & social media & performance measurement, brand sponsorships & strategic partnerships, building brand advocacy through public relations and increasing customer engagement and designing reward programs.

Hemal Patel

Hemal Patel
Vice President – Data & MediaKenscio

15 Years plus in Digital Direct, Data Driven Marketing & Marketing Effectiveness, Customer Engagement, Retention & Loyalty, Building Customer Segmentation, RFM & CLV based models & Actionable Digital interventions with an objective of Retention, Engagement & Change in Behavior. Setup of Customer Marketing Database for Data Analytics & Triggered Marketing.

Vandana Tandon Khanna

Vandana Tandon Khanna
ProfessorKJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research

Dr Vandana Tandon Khanna is Professor and Program Coordinator for PGDM –Retail Management at K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai in the Area of Marketing Management. She is a Doctorate in Services Marketing (November 2003) from Dept. of Management Studies, Kurukshetra University, Haryana & Master in Tourism Management from Deptt. of Tourism, Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra, India. She has over 20 years of diversified teaching experience. She has developed and delivered various new courses. Her teaching and research interests are in the area of Services Marketing, Internal Marketing, Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty, Customer Perception, CRM, Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty, Customer Experience Management and Tourism and Hospitality Management. Apart from teaching, Dr Vandana also holds various administrative responsibilities. She is a recognized teacher from the University of Mumbai for post-graduate programs. She is PhD guide of University of Mumbai since July 2012. 3 Scholars have completed PhD under her guidance. Currently, 6 research scholars are pursuing their PhD under her guidance. She is also an Invitee guest lecturer in American University of Emirates (AUE). Dr Vandana has presented and published several research papers both in National and International conferences & journals. Dr Vandana also conducts MDP’s in areas of Marketing Management, Customer Satisfaction & Loyalty, CEM and CRM. Dr Vandana was presented an award of the ‘Best Professor in Marketing and International Business’, in 2017 on the 25th Silver Jubilee year of Business School Affaire & Dewang Mehta National Education Awards; ‘Women in Education’ in the year 2018. The Dewang Mehta National Education Awards is India’s largest Education Awards Contest and is held as a part of World Marketing Congress and Best Marketing Teacher of the Year 2018 in Mumbai by Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies Centre of Excellence in Marketing in Feb 2019.

Elizabeth Venkataraman

Elizabeth Venkataraman
Senior EVP and Head Of MarketingKotak Mahindra Bank

Elizabeth Venkatraman heads the marketing function at Kotak Mahindra Bank. Kotak Mahindra Bank is the 4th largest private sector bank in India and with brand strength and metrics which mirrors that position.She is a part of the Management Committee of the Consumer Banking business. In her current role, she is responsible for driving the brand’s strategic direction and solving business agendas. She anchored the launch of Kotak 811 – India’s first downloadable digital bank account. 811’s latest campaign, #IndiaInvited, is a testimony to her strength of spearheading campaigns that build strong marketing efficacy. Elizabeth is also driven by her passion to empower women by becoming financially independent. She worked on marketing Kotak Silk, a banking program exclusively for women. Her love for innovation is represented by her pioneering initiative of taking art off the wall and into the customer’s wallet. She launched the special edition series of debit cards where renowned Indian artists such as Paresh Maity and Seema Kohli made a 2” x 3” debit card their canvas. Elizabeth joined the Kotak Mahindra Group in 2004. Over the last 15 years, she has worked with a number of businesses including Wealth Management, Securities, International, Life Insurance and General Insurance. At Kotak Life Insurance, she delivered a significant Brand Promise project along with a very successful campaign ‘Sau Saal Jiyo’, which was rated #1 by Brand Equity. It delivered a 4-point jump in spontaneous awareness and was one of the best product launches by Kotak Life Insurance in terms of sales.

Ruchika Gupta

Ruchika Gupta
AVP MarketingLuminous Power

I am a seasoned marketing professional with a deep passion for consumer insight based strategy and execution approach. Having worked with both MNCs and Indian organisations, I understand the dynamics and demands of the two separately. I believe in demonstrated leadership and inspiring management styles.

Nitin Naresh

Nitin Naresh
Managing DirectorMagnon\TBWA

Nitin leads one of India’s largest digital-first creative agencies, Magnon\TBWA, in the capacity of its Managing Director. In March 2014, Nitin became one of the youngest multinational agency Managing Directors in the history of Indian advertising. The agency he leads is part of the Fortune 500 Omnicom Group, and is an integral arm of TBWA, a global top-10 advertising network. While leading the award-winning agency, Nitin loves to stay hands-on with the business. He has directly led winning numerous key relationships for the agency including- Suzuki, Michelin, Standard Chartered Bank, UNICEF, Sony, Hyundai, Daikin, Valvoline, Hilton etc. His deep understanding of the digital medium and the ability to adapt & align in the ever-evolving advertising domain has resulted into creative disruption for numerous brands. As part of his zeal to give-back, Nitin is associated with several industry & academic forums including IMT Institutes, DMA ASIA ECHO Awards, Talentrack Awards and Silicon India. He is also on the advisory panel of several start-ups in the digital marketing & advertising domain including The Higher Pitch, Nine Triangles and RefEarn. A Google certified mobile advertising expert and an alumnus of Omnicom University, at heart, he remains a self-proclaimed auto-expert, Schumacher cult follower and a thorough foodie!

Ajay Kaul

Ajay Kaul
CDOMahindra Holidays

Ajay Kaul has over 20 years of global marketing and executive management experience and has served across various global brands in USA and India. Ajay Kaul is presently Chief Digital Officer at Mahindra Holidays. He oversees the digital marketing and business transformation for Mahindra Holidays. Prior to this role, Ajay was with Google as the Director for Google’s North America business, responsible for helping Google’s largest customers meet their digital marketing objectives and managed campaign optimizations for fortune 500 customers of Google. Prior to Google, Ajay was with Lenovo where he served as the Executive Director for Lenovo’s Global Brand Communications and analytics hub in Bangalore. Ajay joined Lenovo from Dell. At Dell he played a key role in establishing Dell as a #1 SMB brand in the PC category in North America.

Suman Bhattacharjee

Suman Bhattacharjee
Program Director- Corporate MarketingMindtree

Suman Bhattacharjee is the Program Director of Corporate Marketing at Mindtree. He has over 18 years of experience with multiple industries, including Technology, Advertising, Entertainment and Industrial Manufacturing. In his various roles, Suman enabled businesses develop new/incremental revenue opportunities, build strong products/services positioning and digital/social media strategies, establish brands and create better customer experience with a strong return on investment.

Akshatha Kamath

Akshatha Kamath
Head of Content MarketingMoEngage Inc

Akshatha Kamath leads content marketing at MoEngage. She’s one of “LinkedIn Content 50”, has been recently featured on the list of “The Most Influential Content Marketing Professional” by World Marketing Congress and on the “Top CX100” list by Adobe. She is a content marketing specialist with close to 12 years of experience in writing, strategizing, and managing content for various organizations. Before MoEngage, she’s steered content marketing teams for companies like Simplilearn, Vizury, and Conzerv helping them with content, brand, and communication strategies that are aligned with their business goals. Akshatha volunteers with AMA SF as a writer. She is also a published author with publications such as Clickz, Digital Market Asia, and e27. She is an avid reader and a traveler who enjoys experiencing the flavors of life in different places.

Rahul K Shah

Rahul K Shah
General ManagerMotivator – Group M

As a Marketing professional my experience has been with leading Brands in the Automotive space focusing on Brand Strategy and communication. Apart from Automotive, I have added some valuable leadership experience in other categories like Farm Machinery, Retail and Lubricants (FMCG) – with Strategy, Sales, CRM, Data Science + Analytics and Business Management exposure. Rounded experience encompassing digital engagement for technology product along with youth brands in Urban markets to driving Strategy for Rural brands. What further distinguishes my career is the experience of handling multiple new product launches. Adding the business leadership lens provided additional exposure to managing an organization in high pressure business situations. More importantly, I have steered a business as part of the leadership team during a challenging start-up phase. This has helped me widen my horizons beyond Marketing and honed both my overall business and cross functional skills tremendously. Skills:Driving Innovation via Consumer Insighting, Brand Strategy & Communication, New Product Development, Digital Marketing – Performance Marketing, Social Media, Content Marketing, Pricing, Communication Planning (Media), Brand Experiential (Activation & Events), CRM, Data Science and Analytics, PR and Cross Functional Team Leadership Recognised as Most Influential Marketing Leaders 2016 by World Marketing Congress http://www.worldmarketingcongress.org/100_marketing_leaders_2016.html Jury Panel – DMA Asia Echo 2018, Prime Time awards 2015 and Behance portfolio design review

Rajat Gupta

Rajat Gupta
VP – MarketingMPL

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Ram Jalan

Ram Jalan
cmoomaxe limited

Ram Jalan (Hindi:राम जालान) has over sixteen years of experience as an entrepreneur, marketer, consultant, teacher and internet evangelist. Post his management studies from India’s premier B-School, IIM Calcutta he has been pursuing experiments in the field of Neuromarketing across FMCG, Real Estate, and Retail and Wellness domains. He is a self-trained Digital Marketer. He has launched e-commerce, local search platforms in India, Malaysia, Dubai and other regions and on-boarded more than one lakh SMEs online with their own online store and social media presence in partnership with Google & Facebook. He has also invested and launched a deal & couponing platform and coffee booking app in Australia which he later exited. Ram is a recognized growth hacker and an incessant learner. Inspired by new challenges he looks for opportunities to experiment and innovate. He successfully implemented two Digital Transformation projects at Businessworld and Wave Group and now working on the third at Omaxe. As a CMO he has handled different business verticals including Online Media, Real Estate, Cinemas, Malls, School, Health &Wellness, Sports and CSR.

Shruti Samant

Shruti Samant
DIGITAL MARKETING – FUNCTIONAL HEADP&G HEALTH

With a diverse experience across FMCG, Banking, IT in leading a wide range of Consumer products and services via Digital channels, Social Media and Innovative platforms for Pre launch, Launch, Brand Awareness & Customer Acquisition, Brand and Channel Activation, e-Commerce, Revenue generation, Attrition management on Internet, Mobile, Social Media, Apps, Smart wearables. Role – Digital Marketing and Sales, Advertising, Creative and Content generation, Communication and online PR

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal
CEOPageTraffic

Known as India’s Search Guru, 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 a trusted authority in the search engine marketing industry. He helps value-conscious businesses build site traffic, increase the user base, and boost web sales and bolster customer satisfaction.

Jermina Menon

Jermina Menon
SVP MarketingPathfinder

Jermina Menon Senior Vice President – Marketing, Pathfinder Global. With over 20 years of experience in strategic marketing, retail marketing and brand building, Jermina has worked in a range of industries –retail marketing, shopping centre marketing, retail technology and advertising. This multi category experience has helped her get a good understanding of the Indian consumer across demographics and geographies. Her extensive experience in retail and mall marketing includes brands like Virtuous Retail (with its portfolio of 4 shopping centres), Reliance Retail (Reliance Vision Express), Mantri Square, Bangalore & Forum Mall, Bangalore. In her current role at Pathfinder Global, a retail technology company, her mandate is to develop and market end customer facing products with the use of new technologies like Data Science, AI & Machine learning. Jermina considers her forte to be understanding consumer behaviour and developing marketing strategies and campaigns that help brands connect to their consumers. She has also been recognised by LinkedIn for being a Top 50 Desi Content profile and Adobe Digit Top 100 Content Marketers 2017 In her advertising days, Jermina has had the priviledge of launching not just brands but also new categories, an experience she strongly feels has helped mould her marketing skills. Jermina is also a guest lecturer at leading management schools. She is regularly invited as a speaker and panelist on forums covering retail, marketing and diversity discussions.

Ashok Shinde

Ashok Shinde
VP MediaPivotRoots

A marketer with over 15 years of experience in performance, branding and data driven marketing. He has helped global, regional and domestic brands across different vertical achieve marketing and branding objectives leveraging digital media. He is currently responsible for Performance and Data Driven Markteting solutions at PivotRoots, a full-service digital marketing agency powered by data & technology fueled by design thinking. Prior to joining PivotRoots, he was spearheading digital marketing efforts for Shaadi.com. He holds an executive post graduate diploma in Marketing from TAPMI, Manipal.

Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma
Associate Segment HeadReliance General Insurance

An MBA in Marketing and Brand Management from the University of Wales. A graduate in mass media with a specialisation in advertising from the University of Mumbai. I have also completed my PGDM from MICA with core subjects like advertising, creative marketing and management. I have 10+ years of work experience in experiential marketing, advertising and management environment. Currently, I am working with Reliance General Insurance as Associate Segment Head – heading Brand & Marketing Communications (ATL, BTL, PR, Social Media & D2C communications). In past I have worked with several Advertising Agencies like RMG Connect, J Walter Thompson Mumbai, Publicis Communications managing marketing and communications functions & driving day to day business for across categories comprising brand like Kelloggs, Ceat Tyres, Lodha, Castrol, P&G – entire Vicks product portfolio and Oral-B.

Gaurav Shitak

Gaurav Shitak
VP& Head Digital MarketingSharekhan By BNP Paribas

Ankoor Dasguupta

Ankoor Dasguupta
Vice President-Brands, Marketing, Special ProjectsSHEROES

A passionista at heart, an avid writer and active speaker at various forums Ankoor believes in the power of Energy, Energize while bringing to the table a pedigree of 19 years across the spectrum of print, digital, mobile, event productions while piloting special projects. Worked across functions and always eager to unlearn, learn and give back to the society while building a stronger, relationship driven digital ecosystem.

Maneesh Mittal

Maneesh Mittal
Customer Care Associate & Chief of Omni ChannelShoppers Stop Limited

Maneesh is a result oriented, decisive business leader with proven success in identifying market trends & opportunities, implementing organizational transformations and delivering high growth top-line and bottom-line in retail and travel organisations. In his nearly two decades with the Tata Group, Maneesh has a track record of starting up a billion-dollar telecom company and carries domestic and international experience in P&L oversight, Operations, eCommerce and Marketing, involving both start-up and growth organisations. Maneesh is passionate about digitization and applying technology to achieve business objectives. In his current role as CCA & Chief – Omnichannel at Shoppers Stop Limited, Maneesh is responsible for building the Company’s digital capabilities towards a significant share of chain revenues, as well as to drive digitally enabled customer journeys across media, channels and touchpoints.

Prashant Awasthi

Prashant Awasthi
DGM MarketingSiyaram Silk Mills Ltd

Prashant Awasthi is a proactive marketing evangelist having 14+ years of rich experience in marketing & brand management with renowned organizations like Jiva Ayurveda, Trent Hypermarket, Reliance Retail and Gigabyte Technology I Ltd. Currently he is serving as Marketing leader for Oxemberg and J Hampstead brands at Siyaram Silk Mills Ltd. An Alumnus of IIMC and DIMS, hands on practitioner of marketing strategy, branding, digital marketing & business planning, demonstrated record of achievement in conceiving & implementing ideas that fuel market place – brand presence and drive revenue. Prashant has several awards and recognitions to his credit and has been helping prestigious management institutes in selecting the right candidates and sharing brand & marketing insights with them. He is an avid reader and loves to watch sports & movies in his free time.

Amit Sarda

Amit Sarda
Managing DirectorSoulflower Co Ltd.

Mr. Sarda focused on consumer experience, Sustainability and Inclusivity at a time when it was not talked about in the Board Room meetings. He made products which were pure, natural, vegan, cruelty free and preservative free before most Indian brands entered this space which is now the fastest growing segment in the FMCG category. Mr. Sarda focuses on delighting the customer at every touchpoint and this is the first message every employee gets while joining the organization. He has ideated many innovative activities like ‘Make your own Aroma’ where a customer can make his own signature aroma and it instantly became a hit and connected with the consumer. It is through this constant endeavor of delighting the customer under his leadership that the company bagged 3 prestigious Abby awards last year and got recognized as India’s most Promising Brand of 2018 by Economic Times.

Subhrangshu Neogi

Subhrangshu Neogi
Various emerging platformsStrategic Growth Advisor at large

Subhrangshu Neogi is a seasoned business leader with a proven track record of driving scale and growth across diverse and challenging categories such as Financial Services, FMCG, Retail, Media, Telecom, Education and Business Consulting both from a B2C as well as B2B context. Over the past 23 plus years he has been instrumental in passionately building exciting challenger brands. His core strengths are strategic marketing, business development, digital and cultural transformation. He has consistently delivered business impact leveraging his hands on approach, sharp on ground insights and an ability to effectively drive ecosystem synergies. He is an acknowledged digital evangelist and award winning industry thought leader. Though a digital enthusiast he is a strong beleiver in business models being hybrid for them to be efficient and effective. In his individual capacity he actively engages in the emerging business ecosystem as a board member, growth advisor and mentor.

Konia Khanna

Konia Khanna
Head of MarketingSwarovski India Pvt Ltd

Experienced Head Of Marketing with a demonstrated history of working in the premium, luxury goods and overall lifestyle industry space with a focus on the apparel and jewelry industry. Skilled in developing Business Strategy and driving Business results through Brand leadership positioning, product portfolio development according to changing market trends, retail leadership, driving growth results, change management for increased customer focus, Trend Analysis, overall Marketing Management, Business Planning, and Advertising. Strong marketing professional graduated from NIFT Delhi and IIM Calcutta.

Kaushik Chakraborty

Kaushik Chakraborty
VP DigitalTata Capital Ltd

A versatile Sales and Marketing professional with over 20 years of extensive cross-functional experience in strategising digital road maps, driving online sales and service excellence. Kaushik has been at the forefront of the digital transformation journeys of organisations like Tata Capital & UTI Mutual Fund. He has set up digital businesses for Retail & Commercial banking consumers from scratch in various organisations and in his current role is driving digital initiatives at Tata Capital. He calls himself a “digital-first marketer” as prior to the advent of the digital-social-mobile era he was happily honing his skills in Sales and Service functions of organisations like Standard Chartered Bank and ICICI Bank. An out-of-the-box thinker with a flair for identifying & adopting emerging trends, he has gained a rich and varied experience across NBFC, Consumer Banking, Asset Management and SME Banking spaces during his professional career. A passionate foodie and a hardened sport lover, his passion is to leverage all things digital to improve the customer experience. He is a recipient of 100 Smartest Digital Marketing Leaders by World Digital Marketing Congress in 2019 and “50 Best Digital Marketing Professionals” for 2014, 2017 ad 2018 presented by World Marketing Congress and CMO Asia

Saugata Bagchi

Saugata Bagchi
Head – Global Content MarketingTata Communications Ltd

Saugata Bagchi is an experienced business leader & extensively awarded digital practitioner with 17 years of content creation, marketing automation & P&L management experience. As a member of the Global Marketing Leadership Team at Tata Communications Ltd. Saugata oversees all external facing content initiatives globally & is responsible for creating a seamless narrative for the company, influencing brand awareness, driving customer engagement & building the global marketing funnel. Previously, Saugata was the National P&L Head at Quasar Media Pvt. Ltd, (WPP Digital), before leading Tribal Worldwide (Omnicom Digital) & has had extensive exposure in storytelling & driving customer engagement in the Automotive, BFSI, Healthcare, Telecom, FMCG & Foods businesses.

Mahesh Israni

Mahesh Israni
Business Head – New VenturesTata Global Beverages

Enriching 30 years of experience in Business Leadership, S&D and brand and customer marketing roles across 4 diverse organisations handling various categories and roles. Over the past 30 years of my professional career have experienced and been part of the transformational change businesses have under gone. Currently working as Business Head – New Ventures in Tata Global Beverages Prior to this was heading Parag Milk Foods as CMO where in was instrumental in creating the brand architecture , worked on 2 new brands with entry in 2 new product categories. Prior experience has been with Pidilite Industries where created the new Rurban business vertical which is now a INR 1000 + crore business. In the 2st company in HUL had always worked in the new emerging businesses or functions. Where the last role was as Regional Head and New Channel development for Pureit Business

Sharad Mathur

Sharad Mathur
Executive Director

Sharad Mathur is the General Insurance business leader with over two decades of experience in building brands and running profitable organizations. Presently he is involved in setting up a new general insurance venture. Earlier he has been associated with SBI General as its key management person and managed various national assignments with ICICI Lombard and Reliance Retail.   A graduate in Economics & Industrial Relations from University of Delhi, Sharad has completed his Post Graduate Program in Management. He holds a Diploma in Business Management and is a fellow member of the institute. Sharad has also been conferred with awards such as ’50 Most Talented Retail Professionals of India’ by CMO Asia and ’50 Most Influential Digital Media Professional’ by World Marketing Congress.

Praveen Rao

Praveen Rao
COOThe Tech Company

Praveen Rao is the Head of Business and COO at The Tech Company. He has worked with organizations like Arvato Bertelsmann, Microsoft, D&B and The Times of India. During his stint with Arvato, he led marketing services business in India and had worked closely with the Indian leadership team to create India specific digital and marketing solutions and service offerings for the clients. With more than two decades of experience in media, analytics, marketing services and digital marketing, he aims at building a scalable digital technology business for The Tech Company. Praveen is a marketing post graduate having keen interest in marketing automation, automation platforms and technology in marketing.

Shonali Shetty

Shonali Shetty
Head Marketing The Wadhwa Group

Shonali Shetty is a results-driven marketing professional, passionate about all things digital and the future of media with +15 years of experience. From managing scale & efficiencies in traditional media planning & buying across TV , Radio , Print and OOH at Mindshare GroupM & Reliance to developing digital first integrated media vertical at Godrej Properties , Shonali has held a variety of roles throughout her marketing career specializing in Brand, Integrated Media planning buying & consumer centric thinking. Made a conscious choice to evolve her role by getting first-hand learning on digital marketing , technology and data around 5 years back and continues to up skill her capabilities . A natural when it comes to team work and management, she has a great passion for learning & persistence for hard work. Shonali has a first class master’s degree in Management, is a Gold Medallist in B.Sc. (Statistics & Computer Application) from Mumbai University, and a professional diploma in digital marketing. Has been part of several award winning work, receiving media medals @ Emvies, Goafest, Marketing Excellence, ET – Trusted Brands, Social Media and so on and is excited to continue to learn and contribute to growth. Outside of work, she strives to navigate work –life balance, is appreciative of supportive culture at home, and at work, enjoying motherhood and if time permits likes to read books and is a travel buff.

Sahil Deswal

Sahil Deswal
Head – Growth & Marketing, TOITimes Internet

Sahil is a Digital Growth & Marketing Leader with a decade worth of experience across media and entertainment, e-commerce, online deals and discounts and agency portfolios. Sahil heads the growth, marketing, product & analytics for The Times of India (part of Times Internet Group) where he is responsible for the growth of 25+ businesses with core focus on product & mobile marketing and additionally heads growth for the gaming and video verticals. He is ex-bigbasket & ex-mydala where he led the digital, mobile, product marketing & partnerships efforts across web, m-web & mobile app properties. A truly mobile first marketing professional and entrepreneur, Sahil is one of the rare blends of full stack product, marketing and analytics competencies having worked across brands and agencies.

Shouneel Charles

Shouneel Charles
EVP – DIGITALTIMES NETWORK

Rachna Prasad

Rachna Prasad
Chief of Marketing and AlliancesVinculum Solutions Pvt Ltd

My quest for identity, confidence and independence, made me start my career space selling in one of the largest media houses in India. My path unfolded as I followed the simple mantra of taking the next best big step. With 20+ years of experience in marketing, I have worked with global respected brands like Ogilvy, American Express and MetLife and start- ups alike and won a few awards along the way. Today I sell SaaS products globally at Vinculum as their Chief of Marketing & Strategic Alliances I am a fortunate marketer who understands the power of story- telling with that of ROI driven marketing in the digital age. That makes me well versed with Agile marketing and 360 degree campaign approach using new age mediums. A soldier at heart I have grown up the ranks through focus & hard work. With a master’s degree from Delhi University and an Executive Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur, I bring forth a problem-solving approach to business issues. I am an avid reader and consume content with fervour be it in form of blogs, videos or books. I balance my digital diet by practicing daily yoga & meditation

Kushagra Sharma

Kushagra Sharma
Country Marketing ManagerVMware

“Kushagra Sharma (Kush) is an Innovation and quality focused professional with global outlook and exposure with over ten years of success developing value propositions, customer-focused cultures, and business strategies that create and maintain competitive advantage to deliver sustained revenue and profit gains. He has a broad understanding across areas like marketing management, strategy, pre-sales,account management, client management & services-support across world-wide markets.His focus is to consistently seek out opportunities and challenges in the business to develop attainable solutions for improvement.He is a Pragmatic, systemic thinker who is consistently able to restructure businesses with his innovative approach and lead transformational change to achieve synergy between business strategies, processes, and IT investments. He consistently looks at creating empowered environments with passionate, success-driven teams. He is consistently working to be a proven business strategist and an aspiring leader who can build a distinguished track record delivering- revenue growth, top and bottom line increases, improved operating procedures, efficiency, lower costs, expanded markets, high customer satisfaction, and enhanced competitive advantage.He is a deeply committed individual who believes that collaboration yields best outcomes. As a marketer he believes in four core values:Passion, Creativity, Storytelling & Data. His specialties include:- ➢Marketing and business management/ Profit and Loss Management/Revenue Growth. ➢Leadership, Team Building and Motivational Practices. ➢General Management/Strategy and Operations ➢Client Engagement & Account Management ➢Managing Globalization, Organizational Development & Integration ➢New Market Development ”

Daman Soni

Daman Soni
Consultant & Advisor to StartupsWecash

Daman is a marketing consultant to a number of startups. Earlier he was the CMO at Mobikwik, and was responsible for driving growth at the company. A startup expert, Daman has extensive experience in driving user acquisition, marketing and growth for leading companies in India. Earlier, he was leading India operations for Line suit of apps, where he was also responsible for strategy, growth, marketing and developing unique offerings for the company. His early assignments include leading Telecom Business Development for Infosys in the UK and North Indian states for Nokia. Daman has cofounded a company in the education space and another start up in the content & media space. Daman has scaled up multiple apps to 30+ million active users in the country An avid marketer with a vision to drive inclusivity, Daman is an ISB alumni, and has done his Engineering from NIT Rourkela.

Vineet Singh

Vineet Singh
Head of Brand and Marketing – IndiaWeWork

With over 14+ years of experience in advertising & marketing across sectors, Vineet is currently leading branding & marketing practice at WeWork India. In his role, he is responsible for developing the marketing strategy, online and offline activations, events and communications for the brand in India. In his professional journey over the past years he has played an instrumental role in shaping marketing and digital strategies for brands like Nestle, JK Tyres, Make my trip etc. at Digitas India. He also worked with Google, where he was leading media and platform sales for emerging business group & Govt and Political Parties.

Nischala Murthy Kaushik

Nischala Murthy Kaushik
Global Marketing Director – CTOWipro

Nischala heads global market positioning initiatives for the CTO office at Wipro. She works at the intersection of transformative technologies, GTM (go-to-market) & commercialization of strategic themes, brand communications & creative storytelling and data inspired business growth insights. As the marketing partner and advisor to the company’s CXOs and practice units, she crafts and executes high impact integrated marketing programs for areas like robotics, HMI [Human Machine Interface], blockchain, digital twins and the Open Innovation charter that front-ends strategic initiatives with academia, start-ups and VCs. Nischala is a recognized expert on Content and Brand marketing and Thought Leadership strategy. Having designed several award winning content programs, she is known to deliver a 100% Say :Do ratio for content initiatives through well-defined content life cycle process covering content architecture, design and planning; and effective content production through tools, templates, techniques and training’s. Nischala is also a keynote speaker at several forums and regularly speaks at B-schools

Arpan Biswas

Arpan Biswas
CMOWonderchef Home Appliances

Accomplished sales and marketing leader with proven experience of accelerating revenue growth, market share, and profitability for multiple Indian MNCs. 9+ years of leading successful marketing teams across different industries (FMCG, Consumer Durables, Auto, Real Estate and Apparel). Alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Kozhikode.

Arunima Singh

Arunima Singh
Business DirectorWunderman Thompson(WPP)

Media ­­professional who has successfully driven digital media planning, brand management, campaigns & promotions functions, established consistent & appropriate business practices, delivered highest customer satisfaction consistently with focus on quality and content of the work. Arunima brings with her 19+ years of rich experience in marketing across various assignments on client as well as agency side. With over 9+ years of experience in digital and social media, Arunima has worked on brands like Pidilite, Kalpataru, Godrej Group, Essar, KPCL, Parle, HCC, Lavasa, Magma Fincorp, Force Motors, Kotak Mahindra, HUL, Apollo Clinics, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Tata Housing, Intel, and Piramal, Kellogg’s, HSBC,Colgate… to name a few.   She has a strong understanding of the media industry and has capabilities in handling large campaigns & projects. Her Qualification :MBA degree from Institute of Finance and Management, Lucknow University . Management Executive program from ISB Hyderabad National University of Singapore (Certified in Social Media & Public Relations) Arunima has a strong understanding of the media industry and has capabilities in handling large campaigns & projects. Have been an Speaker at Ad Adda at Heritage College & PRSI, Engage 2017,Digital Summit(Coimbatore & Chennai). Guest faculty at IIM,Ranchi and IIM Jammu. She is currently pursuing her PhD from Mumbai University. An active Rotarian.

Shwetha Iyer

Shwetha Iyer
Head of MarketingZee5

Marketer at the intersection of Technology, telecom, media and entertainment.

Anamika Sirohi

Anamika Sirohi
VP Marketing HSIL

If working with the best minds and building some of the most iconic brands in the country could count as money in the bank, I would be really rich. Over the last 18 years, I have led teams as I built brands and businesses mainly in the personal care and foods and beverages categories. My journey started as an engineer who then turned into a marketer and businesswoman. That can probably be blamed for my voracious appetite for all things digital , marketing and everything in between. While most of my experience consists of classic sales and brand portfolio management, I have led media management (digital and traditional), brand communications and design for Nestle. I love surrounding myself with bright and aware minds – in real life and online. I blog for publications like Forbes and Fortune on business and marketing and am a trained yoga instructor. .

Anshul Punhani

Anshul Punhani
Chief Marketing Officer – APAC & Middle EastMonster.com

Anshul Punhani is a new age Consumer and Technology Space Marketer with a thorough exposure in Software Services, HR Solutions, Dot Com, IT, Mobile Phones and Consumer Durables & Electronics. He holds 21 years of experience in marketing and has worked in various global organizations such as Microsoft, Sony, Samsung. Currently he is the Chief Marketing Officer (APAC & Middle East). Firmly believes in Intent, Idea, Innovation and Interactions – the 4 I’s of new age marketing.

Apurva Chamaria

Apurva Chamaria
Chief Revenue OfficerRateGain

I’m currently the Chief Revenue Officer at RateGain, world’s leading SaaS provider to travel and hospitality sectors. In my previous stint at HCL, I headed corporate marketing and was responsible for brand marketing, employer brand, employee marketing, thought-leadership , digital marketing, analytics, finance and marcom. Under my leadership HCL debuted at: 1) InterBrand Top 100 Brands at 19, grew 35% y-o-y in brand value 2) Brand Finance Global 500 ’17 at 378 with a value of 4.46 Bn US$. Between 2014-18 the HCLT brand campaigns won 130 global awards.

Aruna Jathar

Aruna Jathar
Director Marketing and OperationsRCI – Wyndham Destinations

A Marketing enthusiast . Specialised and focused for the last 6 years as Business lead marketing strategy to drive revenues , business metrics. Multi functional, result oriented marketing and business leader with cross industry expertise. Proven track record of building demand strategy , marketing ,brand , operations and CRM strategy for revenue and market share growth in Telecom , Retail and Durable P&L led operations experience driving revenue and sale

Arvind R P

Arvind R P
Director – Marketing & Communicationsmc donalds

Senior marketing leader with over 18 years of cross-category experience, with proven success in strategic planning, brand building, category management & innovations, digital marketing and CRM; driving business growth & profitability. My experience spans marketing, sales and an international-marketing experience. Practitioner of Digital & Analytics-led thinking, Customer lifecycle management, and other pillars of modern-marketing.

Binda Dey

Binda Dey
Head – MarketingRed Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd

Binda has over 15 years of experience in Marketing, Brand Management, Digital Intelligence & Consumer Analytics. She comes with a deep understanding of the Indian media and entertainment space and has led marketing campaigns across categories for different markets. She has been awarded by BBC Knowledge as one of ‘the Greatest Marketing Influencers of 2017. She currently heads marketing for Red Chilies Entertainment and is responsible for managing relationships with talent, creative, production, and distribution to align goals and drive all marketing campaigns. She drives partnerships across the digital and traditional platform, identifying business opportunities and driving revenue through in-film and co-branded partnerships. She has led 360-degree campaigns for a wide range of movies like Dilwale, Raees, Dear Zindagi, Jab Harry Met Sejal, Ittefaq, Zero, and Badla. She has also led the marketing initiatives for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2016, developed the #AmiKKR campaign, which deeply resonated with the fans. KKR became the first team to have an exclusive television show, called ‘Knight Club’ on Star Sports. During her stint at Star India, she has steered strategic projects for their Hindi, Regional and English Entertainment channels.

Calvin John

Calvin John
Director MarketingOnMobile Global Limited

Over the last 17 years, Calvin has nurtured brands, created new and innovative products, launched digital business channels & made brands come alive in the marketplace. His learning has been enriched by perspectives gained through working across different categories (food, laundry, alco-beverages, lifestyle retail, eCommerce & mobile entertainment) and across Asia (GCC, SAARC, ASEAN & India) with leading organizations like Hindustan Unilever Limited, Titan Industries Ltd., United Spirits Ltd.(now Diageo), CaratLane & OnMobile Global Ltd. Currently, he is leading a global marketing team of 21, across brand, corporate communications, digital marketing and content production studio.

Gagan Singla

Gagan Singla
Founder and CEO2GENALPHA

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Ganapathy Ramachandran

Ganapathy Ramachandran
Creative DirectorBang In The Middle

Harshad Hardikar

Harshad Hardikar
CMOPuranik Builders

I am a Successful and multifaceted marketer with over 22 years of experience. I have deep expertise in digital marketing, direct marketing, Brand Management, integrated campaigns, websites builds, search and display advertising and almost every facet that comes under communication. I also have experience of working with multiple industries such as Ad. Agency, Direct Marketing Agency, Digital Agency, E-commerce, Banking and real estate. Being successfully driven both sides of marketing which client as well as agency, I understand the business dynamics from both sides and have delivered business results with creative solutions.

Imran Qadri

Imran Qadri
Head – Marketing & PR, India Harley-Davidson India

We have the great honour of welcoming amongst us Mr. Imran Qadri, Head – Marketing and PR at Harley-Davidson India. A Mechanical Engineer from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology and an alumnus of Fore School of Management, Mr. Qadri has over 11 years of experience. A Marketing professional & Automobile Industry Expert, he has a successful track record in Brand Development, Product Marketing & Planning, Marketing Communication, Category Management, Marketing Operations, Strategy and Media Advertising. Previously Mr. Qadri was associated with Nissan Motor India as the Head – Marcom for Datsun brand. He also led Product Marketing for various Nissan models. He started his career as the Marketing Lead for the Northern Region at Hero MotorCorp Limited and moved on to become the Sr. Category Brand Head – Commuter Motorcycles. His roles at Hero included taking care of brand development, marketing communication, digital content, regional media, rural strategy, CRM, brand activations & sponsorships. He is an avid Bollywood follower, a writer and an advertising critique. He holds a leadership program certificate from Vanderbilt University, USA and is also a certified sports car instructor.

Manas Mohan

Manas Mohan
Ideation Evangelist & Principal ConsultantLaqshya Media Limited

Manas Mohan has donned many hats in a career that’s spanned 26 years. Currently, as the Ideation Evangelist and Principal Consultant to Laqshya Media group, he has been spearheading the development of the recently launched cutting edge OOH metrics tool – SHARP, that combines cutting edge analytics with massive digital databases to present India’s only integrated OOH measurement system. In his free time, he’s working with a few friends across 3 continents to set up a new social media platform. Before this phase in his life, Manas was the CEO and Publisher at the RP-SG Group’s Open Media. Prior to Open, he was the CEO – Publishing and Digital for National Geographic and Amar Chitra Katha, where he launched National Geographic, nationalgeographic.in, National Geographic Traveller and natgeotraveller.in. In addition, he launched the ACK Comic app and the Suppandi youtube channel. His first media experience was with Discovery Channel. Bitten by the digital bug, he also worked for webdunia.com, and let the team that established the digital presence of the Mahakumbh, 2001. His primary data analytics training happened when he was the Director and Head of Readers Digest India, where he launched the merchandise business apart from growing the catalogs and books business, making India the most profitable business across Asia Pacific. His formative years in the DM/CRM service industry – having worked at Result McCann, Lintas Direct and Wunderman – ensured his lifelong love for databases and analytics. Manas has an advanced management degree from ISB and an MBA from Lucknow.

Manav Sethi

Manav Sethi
Group Chief Marketing OfficerEros International PLC

Manav Sethi – Group Chief Marketing Officer, Eros International PLC: As Group CMO, Manav looks after both Eros Now and the studio business. He is responsible for brand, consumer growth & retention, talent, trade and PR across both these businesses. In his earlier role he was founder CMO for ALTBalaji, India’s first SVOD OTT platform which broke the notion that Indians don’t pay for content. In his last role at Getit he launched multiple businesses and brands in India and Malaysia across Yellow pages, Horizontal Marketplace and verticals like grocery and furniture, mobile wallet and a merchant lending platform. At Reliance Big Entertainment, he was the founder of then India’s largest online local search platform that got investment interests from Navteq & acquisition interest from Justdial. He was also part of founding co worked on launching businesses across FM Radio, Music, Motion Pictures, Movie rental & download, online gaming & a JV with Dreamworks Animation SKG. In his earlier stints, Manav exited a startup in stealth mode that created an IP that helped telecom towers reduce their energy costs. He has formal education in Management and Law.

Paras Sharma

Paras Sharma
Business Head- Digital Content & SyndicationHT Digital Streams Ltd

Marketer at heart with extensive experience in managing digital products, brands and businesses. Post an exciting learning journey with pioneer digital marketing agency like Pinstorm in 2008, I moved to digital publishing at HT Media, where over the last 8 years I’ve worked across functions, brands and roles. After managing the product function for the group, I took the challenge of taking the Hindi brand for the group online and built and scaled up the digital product for Hindustan. Am currently heading the content syndication business for the company.

Pearlraj Peter Cannivady

Pearlraj Peter Cannivady
Vice President MarketingSPAR Hypermarkets

For the past 19 years – Have Built and Established Brand Propositions & Identities, Developed Brand & Communication Strategy, Leveraged Consumer Understanding and Analytics, Managed Store Visual Merchandising at Globally Impossible costs, Balanced Logic and Emotion, Managed & Mentored Different Kinds and Sizes of Teams, Advised Retail Companies – Keeping the Customer at the Heart of Things. Experience across Fashion, Grocery & Wholesale – at Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, Reliance Footprint, Carrefour Group, Manthan & Landmark Group.

Pinaki Chakraborty

Pinaki Chakraborty
Head Digital MarketingSOLV

Passionate about mediums that connects people and creates lasting impact in their lives. Love story telling and bridging gaps between marketing | tech | product. Digital Marketing Professional having 10 years of progressive experience in Search, Social Media, Programmatic RTB, Web Analytics and Content strategy, seeking to apply analytics and digital marketing experience to a management level position independently for any type of Business/Ecom. Business. Currently a part of rock star team at SOLV to solve the problems faced by SMEs and build one global platform for SME growth

Pooja Baid

Pooja Baid
Director, MarketingPhilips India Limited

An astute marketing professional for the last 11 years, I have worked across multiple categories & industries. Credited with the creation of Airfryer category in India, I have also dabbled in my own venture in the e-commerce space.

Priyanka Sehgal

Priyanka Sehgal
Founder & CEOLitDigital

Priyanka is a media professional with 21 years of extensive experience across TV & Digital with successful stints in India’s leading media conglomerates including Network 18, Times Television Network and NDTV. With rich experience in Strategy, Product, Growth, Monetization, Content, Programming & Partnerships, Priyanka is credited with launching some of the leading Television channels and Digital Platforms in India. Having created award winning programmes and IPs she has devised processes that still run effectively at organizations she worked at. She has turned around television ratings and revenue, setup broadcast chains, forayed into regional content and managed teams of over 200. Her indepth understanding of brands and their ethos across industry verticals has helped catapult brands to thought leadership positions. Her award winning IPs, Channels, shows stand testimony to her strategy and and content marketing and her ability to help brands engage with their audiences. Priyanka is recognized as an inspiring leader with exceptional creative and commercial discipline and a unique ability to embrace change and consistently innovate in an industry that is constantly disrupted across content, carriage and consumer behavior. Her Digital initiatives won many awards and she is often consulted by the top management and startups for her strategy and ability to rewire and help shape brands. She was awarded the Woman Leadership Achievement Award in 2016 and Woman Super Achiever Award in 2017 at the World Leadership Congress. She was awarded the Top 100 Smartest Digital Marketing Leader and later the same year the Top 50 Most Influential Digital Marketing Leader and is also counted amongst the Top 50 Content Marketing Leaders in India. Priyanka is a Columbia Business School alumnus and has helped launch many startups in the national and international space.

Raisa Kazi

Raisa Kazi
VP – Marketing and Brand Strategy5nance.com

I would describe myself as an enthusiastic, positive, and result-oriented personality. I am born and brought up in Mumbai and I hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration from SPJAIN Global School of Management. These 14 years of working on different sides of Business has given me exposure to various enriching experiences. Advertising, Media, Marketing Start-Ups, FoodTech, FinTech, and many more avenues created a sharp learning curve, which infused a lot of confidence to sell better and connect better with the consumers. Being a strategist, knowing the pulse of the market and customer behavior is at the heart of my job. The digital platform is extremely exciting and dynamic and keeping up with it is challenging. In past experiences, I got an opportunity to create campaigns for different markets from SEA, ME&A, and Latam, it was insightful to get acquainted with global cultures and ethnicity. In my free time, I like to enjoy a long walk by the sea. I am a trained belly dancer, I trek on weekends, I am a pet parent to 4 Persian cats and I enjoy riding a bike. I believe in persistent hard work and patience, and neither is easy to attain, but if followed religiously can lead to a healthy work-life balance.

Rayomand J. Patell

Rayomand J. Patell

I think. I write. People read. They do what i want them to do. Repeat.

Rohit Gulati

Rohit Gulati
Head Strategy and Group MarketingKARL STORZ Endoscopy India Pvt Ltd

A Senior Strategic Commercial Leader with a progressive experience of 14 years in the Healthcare Industry. Rohit has worked in leading healthcare MNCs like DePuy Synthes (A Johnson & Johnson Company), MSD (Merck Sharp and Dohme), Bausch & Lomb and Becton Dickinson across Sales, Strategy, and Marketing functions. He is passionate about building high value brands to fuel rapid revenue growth for both established and start-up companies. He possesses an entrepreneurial mindset and employs strong team leadership to create outsized impact with limited resources. As the Head Strategy and Group Marketing for KARL STORZ Endoscopy India (Leaders in Endoscopy, Imaging, and Operating Room Integration Solutions), he is responsible for Corporate Strategy and Marketing of Imaging business in India and Subcontinent. A thorough team player with a keen eye for detail, he blends his learnings from digital, sales and marketing to deliver results and is always in pursuit of excellence.

Sachin Uppal

Sachin Uppal
Chief Product and Marketing OfficerBabyDestination

Sachin Uppal is the Chief Marketing and Product Officer at BabyDestination, India’s largest organically built community of moms in India reaching nearly 20 million moms every month. Sachin Uppal has nearly 14 years of experience in B2B and B2C domains. Earlier he served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Play Games24x7 Pvt. Ltd., the Largest provider of online and mobile games in India. He was associated with the company since its early days and was responsible for driving the company’s business growth, marketing, and communications strategy. He headed all the marketing initiatives at Play Games24x7’s – RummyCircle and Ultimate Games. Sachin is presently building an conversational analytics platform, ConvoSight.com as part of Babydestination. Sachin has 14 years of hands-on marketing experience, having worked in various capacities in the fields of Marketing Acquisition, Retention, Product, Analytics and Brand Management with organizations such as Play Games24x7, Naseba, National Instruments, Wipro HealthCare and Wipro Technologies. After completing his engineering degree from Kurukshetra University, Sachin graduated with the executive program from IIM Calcutta. An avid reader and fitness enthusiast, Sachin also enjoys Stand-up comedies, card games and popular Bollywood movies.

Sakshi Chadha

Sakshi Chadha
Head – Marketing, Communications & EngagementPAYBACK

A consummate senior Marketing professional with a career spanning over a decade, Sakshi has been instrumental in creating, managing and driving brand equity and salience for diverse consumer brands across categories in E-commerce, Retail, Telecom, Financial Services, Technology and more. Her core expertise lies in areas of Brand Strategy & Management, Digital Marketing, Consumer Engagement, Brand Properties & Innovations, PR & Corporate Communications and Retail Marketing. She is currently leading Marketing, Communications & Customer Engagement at PAYBACK, India’s largest multi-brand loyalty program. At PAYBACK she leads strategic brand planning and is responsible for driving brand health, relevance and imagery through integrated marketing efforts with focus on driving key consumer engagement metrics. As part of her role she has leveraged deep understanding of new age digital platforms coupled with data driven marketing strategies to create integrated customer journeys that helped generate demand and grow business pipeline with efficient return on investments. Prior to PAYBACK she has worked in marketing functions across leading brands like Ritu Kumar, HDFC Bank, Aircel, Modicare and more. A travel enthusiast with a passion for books and art, she loves exploring new places or catching up on her reading in her free time. Recognized as Most Influential Marketing Technology Leader in 2016 & Most Talented Marketing Professional in 2014 by World Marketing Congress & CMO Asia.

Shruti Samant

Shruti Samant
Digital Marketing SpecialistP&G HEALTH

With a diverse experience across FMCG, Banking, IT in leading a wide range of Consumer products and services via Digital channels, Social Media and Innovative platforms for Pre launch, Launch, Brand Awareness & Customer Acquisition, Brand and Channel Activation, e-Commerce, Revenue generation, Attrition management on Internet, Mobile, Social Media, Apps, Smart wearables. Role – Digital Marketing and Sales, Advertising, Creative and Content generation, Communication and online PR

Shuvadip Banerjee

Shuvadip Banerjee
VP MarketingITC LTD

A marketing professional with 11 years of experience helping organisations achieve their business goals through marketing. I have led teams to achieve scale in digital marketing (automation, content marketing, affiliate, partnership, media buying, product marketing), offline branding and pre-sales.

Siddharth Sharma

Siddharth Sharma
Head – Digital MarketingCleverTap

I help brands navigate the complexity of the digital landscape to drive measurable business impact. My areas of expertise include digital marketing, customer engagement, data-driven marketing, b2b marketing and demand generation. Category experience includes automotive, retail, telecom, technology, travel & tourism As a professional, I would describe myself as a self-starter with a growth mindset and someone who values creativity as much as data.

Sonia Khurana

Sonia Khurana
Chief Operating OfficerDigitas

I help brands navigate the complexity of the digital landscape to drive measurable business impact. My areas of expertise include digital marketing, customer engagement, data-driven marketing, b2b marketing and demand generation. Category experience includes automotive, retail, telecom, technology, travel & tourism As a professional, I would describe myself as a self-starter with a growth mindset and someone who values creativity as much as data.

Sunil Gupta

Sunil Gupta
MD and CEOAvis India

Sunil Gupta is the MD and CEO of Avis India. Avis is the leading mobility company in India offering chauffeur-drive and self-drive vehicles, vehicles for operating lease and corporate carpooling and fleet management services. Sunil is responsible for maximizing the profitability of the business and driving the strategic development of the Company. Since he joined the Company 9 years back, the Company’s revenue has grown over six times and Avis has become the No 1 rent-a-car company and the No 3 operating lease company in India. He has an experience of over 25 years in leading MNCs in India across consumer & business services and FMCG such as Hindustan Unilever and Thomas Cook. His skills in the areas of sales, marketing, business development and business re-structuring have helped in the creation and execution of strategies that have delivered high growth and profitability in diverse businesses. He is a B Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Varanasi and a PGDM from Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta, followed by management development programs in Leadership and Strategy at Hult Business School, Ashridge, UK and Insead, Fontainebleau, France. During his career, he has won many awards for marketing in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Vibhor Kwatra

Vibhor Kwatra
Chief ManagerJagran Prakashan Ltd.

Vibhor Kwatra is a Digital and Event Marketing veteran for over 14 years. Under his tenure with Jagran Prakashan Ltd., he has played an integral part in formulating the country’s only travelling Film Festival and also has two literature festivals to his credit. He has also been part of the concept staging for Hindi Best Seller List (The only list for a Vernacular language in India). Prior to Jagran Group, he has been associated with Zee, Bennett Coleman Vibhor Kwatra is a Digital and Event Marketing veteran for over 14 years. Under his tenure with Jagran Prakashan Ltd., he has played an integral part in formulating the country’s only travelling Film Festival and also has two literature festivals to his credit. He has also been part of the concept staging for Hindi Best Seller List (The only list for a Vernacular language in India). He has also previously worked with Zee, Bennett Coleman (Times Group) and Star News. He specialises in digital marketing, brand communication, brand activations including conceptualising, programming, production, promotion strategies for intellectual/entertainment properties. His work has won more than 100 awards in the last one year, including International accolades like Global Media Awards at the International News Media Association World Congress, Wan IFRA’s Publish Asia, Hermes Creative Awards, Golden Awards of Montreux, and National awards including Abby’s / Kyoorius / Effies amongst many others. (Times Group) and Star News. He specialises in digital marketing, brand communication, brand activations including conceptualising, programming, production, promotion strategies for intellectual/entertainment properties.

Subhobroto Chakroborty

Subhobroto Chakroborty
FOUNDER & CEOTHEDIGITALFELLOW.COM

Subhobroto Chakroborty has been a Brand Communication specialist for more than 24 years. He now helps brands to be Found, Loved and Engaged Digitally. A seasoned digital marketer with cross-industry experience, he has successfully launched and managed more than 30 top national and international brands in industries like IT, Banking, Entertainment & Media, FMCG, FMCD, and fashion and lifestyle, to name a few. He has also trained over 150 CXOs and General Managers in the ever-evolving domain of Digital Marketing. He has worked with a premium American online education institution for their global client training programme across four continents. He is also a Strategic Consultant for various start-ups and large organizations in India. True to his firm belief in sharing his expertise and experience with others, he gives talks and conducts workshops in various academic and corporate gatherings, including the Top B-Schools like the IIMs.

Sumeet Singh

Sumeet Singh
Group CMOInfoe Edge Ltd( naukri, 99acres, jeevansathi, shiksha)

Meet Sumeet Singh, the face of Marketing at Info Edge. She is credited for contributing in shaping Info Edge into one of the most successful dotcom companies in India, through the marketing function of brand building, corporate communications, digital media, and consumer research for Naukri.com, Naukrigulf.com, Jeevansathi, Shiksha.com, and 99acres.com. In her years with Info Edge, Sumeet has been the architect of several effective campaigns including the high-recall ‘Hari Sadu’ ad for Naukri.com, the recent ‘Be Found’ campaign for Jeevansathi, amongst others. She has also been instrumental in driving over 150 alliances in association with leading publications across the country, paving ways for showcasing Info Edge as a dynamic brand. She strongly believes in putting the customer first which is reflected in all her efforts of making InfoEdge a consumer focussed brand, as she says, “Our services relate with the people, making us a potential partner in their most important decisions; be it finding a job, getting married or settling down in a dream home.” Sumeet has 19 years of experience in marketing, brand management and public relations. A management graduate from Pune University, she is a business strategist, speaker, and the Founder Executive Director of The Indus Entrepreneurs, Delhi. She has also served as the Executive Director of the Indian Venture Capital Association and served on the IT advisory councils of 6 states. She started her career with NIIT Ltd.

Rajesh Mehta

Rajesh Mehta
NPDContract India

Brand and Communications strategist with more than 2 decades of experience across India & South East Asia, and work spanning a spectrum of brands, consumers and cultures. Working as a NPD at Contract India. His earlier stints include JWT, FCB India & Jakarta.

Prasun Kumar

Prasun Kumar
CMOmagicbricks.com

Prasun Kumar is a seasoned marketing professional, brand expert, blogger, technology enthusiast and entrepreneurial at heart with over 20 years of experience across Internet, Real Estate, Retail, Telecom & Advertising industries. He is currently Head – Marketing at Magicbricks, India’s No.1 property site (part of BCCL, India’s largest media conglomerate). His last assignment was as Senior Vice President – Marketing at Reliance Communications, India’s 4th largest telecom operator with over 100 million consumers. At Magicbricks, Prasun has driven a string of successful campaigns that has affirmed the brand’s position as India’s No.1 property site. His entrepreneurial streak has seen him launch many a new firsts at Magicbricks including MBTV (India’s 1st real estate digital video channel), Magicbricks.com/deals (India’s 1st property deals aggregation platform), Brand Store (India’s 1st video microsite solution in real estate) and MagicBag (India’s 1st employee drive initiative for homeless people). He is also the brain behind the new brand positioning “Property Ka Supermarket” and the campaign around it, which has won many awards. At Magicbricks, Prasun is responsible for Revenue, Traffic, Customer Acquisition, Consumer Research and Brand building encompassing digital & offline marketing and PR. With excellent record of launching and managing businesses & brands, delivering strong growth in dynamic & complex Indian market, conceptualizing & driving consumer acquisition strategies and managing cross-functional teams, Prasun has in-depth understanding of consumers, communications & consumer-brand interaction. Prior to this, he has worked with SONY India as Head – Marketing where he played the leading role in launching the Xperia range of Sony Smartphones and turning the ailing brand around to profitability. Before that as the Director – Brand and Marketing, he launched MTS (Russia’s largest telecom operator & a new entrant in India) brand in India and successfully scaled it up across the entire country. He has also held important positions at Levi Strauss & Co and McCann-Ericson in his career. Prasun is dynamic, methodical and disciplined executive poised to tackle the complex challenges of the rapidly changing business environment. He has won industry recognitions, profiled in The Economic Times, blogs at important forums, a speaker and panelist at prestigious events and regularly guest lectures at premium business schools including MDI, IMT, Delhi School of Economics, XIMB, IIM-Shillong, IIMC to name a few.

Saurabh Srivastava

Saurabh Srivastava
CMO & Product HeadHousr

Senior marketing professional with rich experience and strong capabilities across Business Strategy, Portfolio &Brand Management, Entrepreneurship, Start-up Hustle and Innovation. Saurabh brings in over 17 years overall and 10+ yrs of experience in leadership roles across market defining categories like fashion, online travel, fintech, proptech and social online gaming. Saurabh in his career has worked across traditional and online businesses with a professional career spanning retail conglomerates such as Goodyear and Maruti Suzuki and successful start-ups like Ixigo, MobiKwik and Jabong. Saurabh has been an integral part of building and managing large consumer-centric brands and has hands-on experience in building business & brands grounds up across both digital and traditional businesses. Saurabh in his current stint at Housr is responsible for creating the most loved Co-living brand in India for millennials. A Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA) alumnus, Saurabh holds certificates in strategic marketing & leadership from ISB, Hyderabad and a diploma in business finance from ICFAI, Hyderabad. He is a speaker at many industry events and also a jury on reputed awards in Media & digital marketing. He also provides pro-bono marketing and strategy consultancy for early stage start-ups

Rahul Karwa

Rahul Karwa
COOGeometry Encompass

An IMC specialist with over 18 years of experience in brand building.

Snehil Gautam

Snehil Gautam
Group Head Of Marketing & GrowthElara Group – (Housing.com, Makaan.com, Proptiger.com)

Group Head Of Marketing, Housing.com, Makaan.com and PropTiger.com Snehil Gautam has close to 9 years of experience in marketing and data analytics domains. He currently heads marketing for Elara Group – Housing.com, Makaan.com & PropTiger.com and spearheads strategy and execution related to the brand, content and performance marketing for the organization. He also heads both growth and business intelligence team with a focus on providing solutions and innovations to the business and product. Prior to Housing, he has worked with ICICI Bank and other BFSI companies in various roles including portfolio management, digital marketing and business intelligence.

Jitendra Rajora

Jitendra Rajora
FounderBoxybite

I am a copywriter turned founder. A change-seeker & loves to build and grow new initiatives. I bring a collective experience spanned over agency side & corporate side across creatives, integrated marketing, strategic planning & digital media. These roles gave me the opportunity to work across: F.M.C.G., Retail, I.T., Automobile, Liquor & Media brands like: Castrol, Dabur, ICI Dulux, Bata, Hush Puppies, Nokia, Tag Heuer, Canon, Bacardi, Cisco, Microsoft & Cavin Kare: Both in B2B & B2C environments. Expertise include traditional marketing communication (ATL, BTL, Events, Activation, P.R., Media Planning & Brand Communication), New Media Marketing (Digital Strategy, Inbound Marketing, SEO & SEM, Social Media, Behavior Analysis, Display & Video, Email & Mobile Marketing). Research & Analytics (Primary & Secondary Research, consumer insights, Google Analytics, Web Analytics, Traffic Analysis, SAS Base, ROI Measurement, Conversion & Budget Optimization). Specialities include: content marketing, business planning, integrated media campaigns, media amplification, user-generated media, incubation, brainstorming, visual merchandising, copy-writing. At present I am living a passion for great food. Building boxybite from scratch to be a new habit. Working to build a company to start the future of snacking in the Indian sub-continent.

Kapil Ohri

Kapil Ohri
HEAD, DIGITAL MARKETING DABUR INDIA

Kapil Ohri has more than 14 years of experience in digital media across digital transformation, digital strategy, media planning, programmatic advertising and content. He has recently moved to Dabur India and is leading the digital agenda. Prior to this he has worked with organizations like Arvind Lifestyle, Mindshare, Ogilvy, afaqs! and FCB Ulka. He has worked on digital marketing for categories like FMCG, Consumer electronics, Home appliances, Automobile and Aviation etc. Kapil has also authored a series of books titled – The Curious Digital Marketer.

Jasrita Dhir

Jasrita Dhir
Head – Brand, Marketing & CSRFortis Healthcare

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Lakshmipathy Bhat

Lakshmipathy Bhat
Vice President – Marketing CommunicationsRobosoft Technologies

A marketing communications professional with vast ad agency experience in South Asia, Lakshmipathy Bhat heads Marcom at a B2B digital & tech services firm. Grounded in traditional advertising, its role in brand building and with a good understanding of tech, digital and new media he has also crafted mobile app strategies and led pitches for app development during his stint as an entrepreneur. A diligent blogger, his 10+ year old blog ‘Bhatnaturally’ ranks among the top advertising blogs in the world.