Digital Marketing Leader, IBM
Achint Aurora is an experienced digital maven with 18 years of diverse experience in Digital Marketing and Transformation Consulting. She is currently working with IBM, as a Digital Marketing Leader, focusing on performance & growth marketing, for India & South Asia.
Prior to IBM, Achint was working as a Digital Practice Lead at HCL Technologies, with focus on digital transformation projects. She was instrumental in conceptualizing multiple digital innovation workshops, to help identify the digital disruptions and transformation approach, for global clients. She also has worked with renowned agencies like Tribal DDB India, Lintas, Starcom and ibs, implemented digital marketing & consumer strategy for 40+ brands, and has quite a few award winning digital stories to her credit. She is also the winner of Aegis Graham Bell Award for 'Innovation in Services to Telcos, 2010'.
Head – Media & Digital Marketing – Marico, India
Ankit is a media professional who has worked in various profiles in media across the publisher, media agency, broadcaster & the advertiser domains.
He started his career with Dainik Jagran as part of their national sales team. His next job with MindShare Fulcrum gave him exposure to cutting-edge work on media and in-particular digital with HUL’s portfolio of brands, after which he moved to NDTV to be part of the team which launched their general entertainment channel, NDTV Imagine, as part of the Marketing team.
He currently works with Marico Ltd. as Head – Media & Digital Marketing, India & Global Centre of Excellence with a portfolio spanning markets across the Middle East, Africa & Asia regions.
He continues to pursue his passion for learning as a visiting faculty for the Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication.
Ankit has an MBA specializing in Advertising from Symbiosis, Pune.
Media Head, Ola
He is currently with Ola cabs as head of media and Marketing alliances and was previously with Microsoft India. He is a marketing professional with expertise in not only creating consumer facing communication but with complete knowledge of Media and key expertise across consumer understanding, touch point planning and optimization. Aspire to excel and innovate with relevant and delightful solutions, keeping pace with the ever changing consumer needs and behavior.
Has not only proven his mantle at India level but has brought India a lot of glory in his field of media and advertising at a global level.
He was the first to represent India at Cannes creative festival, Cannes, France 2012 in a global Media competition and was even recognized by Times of India and Delhi Govt in 2012 for the same.
And in the same year he won the gold medal the Spikes Asia media competition at Singapore. He and his team has won a lot of awards at various award shows like ABBYS, EMVIES, Cannes for the brands he has worked Tech graduate and Master in Marketing and International business
Chief Manager Digital Transformation & Technology Projects IVL Finance Limited - Indiabulls Ventures Limited
A Management Professional & Digital Practice Leader with over 9+ Years of leadership experience across diverse digital domains, Aveek has worked with some major players across the BFSI & Technology space where he has played diverse roles & held responsibilities across Strategy, Payments, Product & Innovations Management, Product, Digital, Business & Process Transformation, Customer Experience, Partnership & Alliances, Strategic Marketing & Digital Marketing functions.
In his current role Aveek is responsible for leading all the projects that focus around Digital & Lending Business, Product & Technology Transformation and Innovations for IVL Finance Limited across its line of businesses. Prior to joining IVL Finance, he was leading SMC Bank's Digital Transformation as Head of Digital Banking Group where he was not only instrumental in strategizing & creating the Digital Enterprise Transformation Roadmap but also in building up SMC Bank’s Digital Technology arm, Digital Products, Strategic Partnerships and Digital Business.
He is a creative & innovative thinker and a subject matter expert in the Digital Arena, Payments Domain and on Emerging Technologies (Blockchain, IoT, AI, RPA, Insuretech, Fintech, Advanced Analytics etc). His core expertise lies in providing Thought Leadership on Digital Technology, Digital Transformation, Digital Marketing, Customer Experience Strategies, Digital Product Innovations & Strategic Digital Partnerships.
Aveek is also a sought after Speaker, Guest Faculty & Trainer at various forums, lectures & workshops. He has an unquenchable thirst to learn and is an avid reader. He also is an aficionado of classical music and a food enthusiast.
Digital Transformation Lead & User Experience Strategist, KPMG
I am User Experience Evangelist & New Media Enthusiast whose mission is to enhance user experience of digital devices we come across in our everyday lives and make users happy. I have proven thought leadership in 'Experience Consulting' by implementing numerous strategic and tactical initiatives for Fortune 500 companies in domains like FMCG, Telecom, Entertainment, Media, IT & Product Development. While I have worked on large scale disruptive projects for online biggies like Yahoo & eBay, my international award winning work has been in Banking & Financial Services where I have worked with companies like Citibank, HSBC, Standard-Chartered, Merrill Lynch to name a few. In my previous avatar, I have been awarded one of the most prestigious Entrepreneurship Award in India for my leadership capabilities in field of UX, Compliance and Consulting. I am a proud alumnus of Stanford Graduate School of Business and was youngest entrant into Customer Focused Innovation program. Another passion of mine, is to propagate ‘Design Thinking’ by presenting at various UX, Technology & Management conferences across the globe Although being an Electronics & Telecom Engineer, I love dribbling my spare time teaching at top B-Schools & D-Schools. Also to keep my entrepreneurial spirit alive I mentors selective startups & am active member of TiE, TED, IEEE & UXPA . If not all of this, I run half-marathons pan India every year or try my hand at experimental cooking. Specialties: Design Thinking, Change & Innovation Management, Digital Transformation, Startup Turnaround, Digital Marketing Strategy, User Experience Consulting, Business Design, Customer Experience, User Research & Usability Testing, Iterative Designs & Prototyping, Cross-Culture & Multi-Location Teams, Global Sales & Marketing, Growth Hacking.
Head - Digital Marketing, CEAT TYRES
He started his career in the Mobile Space with Idea Cellular Limited. Primary responsibilities included New Product Development in the IVR Services as well as the Location based Services at the National Level in the Marketing Domain to make significant Top line contribution to the company.With the inclination towards Digital Space, Mahindra two Wheelers gave him a new opportunity to harness the potential of this upcoming medium. Now Harshit is working towards leveraging this medium and creating high impact campaigns for the brand. Now he is leveraging his Digital experience and heading Digital Marketing for CEAT Tyres.
Harshit has Specialties in the New Product Development on Mobile, Brand Activation, Online Campaigns, Social Media Marketing, Viral Marketing Campaigns, Mobile Marketing,
Digital & Social Media Head | Brand Marketing at Axis Bank
Hardik has nearly a decade's experience in conveying the brands' story through the digital medium. Having worked with agencies like Lowe Lintas & Hungama Digital, he has worked on brands like Mahindra & Mahindra, Star Sports, Havells and eBay to name a few. He currently works with Axis Bank as Digital & Social Media Head for their online brand marketing endeavors.
Independent communications consultant - Digital marketing & Former National Lead, Social - Ogilvy
Independent communications consultant - Digital marketing & Former National Lead, Social - Ogilvy
Karthik Srinivasan is a communications professional with 2 decades of experience across client (Flipkart, Subex Systems) and agency environments (Ogilvy, Edelman, Text 100), having observed and steered the introduction of social media in corporate communications, advertising and PR industries in India, launched and ran social media as a communications channel for brands like Lenovo India, General Motors India, LinkedIn India, BlackBerry and IBM among others, led and mentored teams to do so, and built my own profile online as a thought-leader in the areas of public relations, social media, branding/advertising (http://www.beastoftraal.com), and music (http://www.milliblog.com). A 30,000+ follower base on Twitter (@beastoftraal), and being LinkedIn's power profile (most viewed profile) for 3 years in a row (2015, 2016 and 2017) is a testimony to that.
Marketing Communications Professional, VP - Marketing Communications, Robosoft
Lakshmipathy Bhat, a failed MBBS aspirant and a non-MBA. is VP - Marketing Communications at Robosoft Technologies, a full-service digital experience company. In his previous avatars he has been a failed entrepreneur and an ad agency professional. In his advertising career, he has worked with FCB Ulka and Grey Worldwide primarily in several profit centre head roles in Bangalore, Mumbai, Dhaka and Colombo. He shares his views on advertising in his personal blog, Bhatnaturally.
Head Global Brand and Digital Marketing, Tech Mahindra
She currently leads the global charter of Brand and Digital Marketing for Tech Mahindra.
She has 17+ years of global experience in e-commerce start ups, IT & BPO industry across the spectrum of Consulting and IT services, enterprise-business solutions and technology products players including Wipro, Oracle, Aditya Birla Group, Quinnox and CSS. She has taken on varied roles across the life cycle of GTM right from strategy planning, evangelisation to ecosystem including alliances, key account management, sales & new business development to leading marketing function globally.
She is defined by her creative thinking driving differentiation, mindshare and growth with the Passionate team, Perseverance in strategy to execution and Unrelenting focus on quality
Her creative endeavors are not limited to the business arena. She is passionate about creative confidence in whatever she does.She has conducted workshops in US and in India on spreading the knowledge on this niche art. Her Specialties include: Digital Marketing, Social Media Strategy, Channel Mix Development, GTM Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Thought leadership Programs, International Marketing Operations, New Market development, 360 degree Marketing Programs, Strategic account management, Partner Programs, Solution development, Business Development
Business Head - Digital Marketing, Matrimony.com Ltd.
Michael is a post graduate in Business Administration from Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai. His career started with advertising at Goldwire Communications Pvt Ltd from here he progressed to head, Goldwire Softweb Pvt Ltd. He moved to Matrimony.com in 2002, where he held multiple roles starting as Head of Operations and then as Business Head for the job portal from Matrimony Group. In 2007 he moved to Snapfish by Hewlett Packard as Country Manager, India & Singapore, and grew the business for 5 years. Further, he was on an entrepreneurial & consulting stint. He moved back to Matrimony.com Ltd as Head of Digital Marketing in 2014. He is currently responsible of digital marketing for the bouquet of brands under Matrimony.com Group. He comes with 20+ years of diverse experience.
Head Of Media, L'Oréal
A marketing professional with extensive experience in Digital and traditional media strategy and a proven track record of consistent media deliveries and large teams. Currently work as the National Media & Digital Head at L’OREAL India working on large brands like Garnier, Maybelline, L'OREAL Paris, NYX and professional division. It’s been more than 10 years of my career working as media planning & buying expert with focused digital marketing and research expertise in FMCG (Unilever) and Telecom (Vodafone). Currently I am part of L’OREAL India’s national brand team heading the digital and traditional media for the brand.
In his 10+ years of work experience he has worked as Media and marketing expert across various advertisers like Vodafone, HUL & Future Groups. His last role of Sr. Media Director of the most complex and challenging category in FMCG - Hair Care, he was responsible of leading media planning of brands like Clinic Plus (India's no. 1 Shampoo brands), Dove, Sunsilk, TRESemme, Clear Anti Dandruff and Brylcream. He has been as Strategist at TAM Media India Pvt. Ltd for more than 3 years prior to joining Mindshare.
Neel Pandya has done his MBA specializing in Marketing in 2006-2008. He has been awarded as "Young Emvie of the Year" by most recognized advertising forum in the country. He also has been nominated as Young Achiever across South Asia for his work at Mindshare in the year 2013.
Key Skill Sets : Media Planning and Buying / Media Strategy / Advertising / Brand Management / Event Management / Marketing Strategy / Market Research / Media Research.
VP & Head – Digital Marketing – Godrej Consumer Products
Pankaj Singh Parihar, is in the Marketing communication field, for over 16 years, with 12 years in Digital Marketing. He is a multi award winner true-blue digital native and has been recognised as one of the “Top 50 Digital leader and Influencer 2017”, by CMO Asia. Pankaj, heads digital center of excellence & digital transformation, and leads complete digital marketing & transformation lifecycle for various brands at GCPL & Godrej group.
Before joining Godrej group, Pankaj was Business head – at OmnicomMediaGroup India, and was also business lead for Unilever India digital business & other key clients. In the past, he has worked with marketing communications giants like Ogilvy & Mather, Quasar (WPP Digital), Times of India Group.
Pankaj, also contributes to various industry bodies in India - IAMAI, MMA, Ad:tech, et cetera through active participation & bringing in thought leadership. He’s been a judge and jury at various domestic and international award functions, and has been speaking on Digital Marketing & Transformation at various large industry events . He also teaches digital marketing at various top B schools like SP Jain, Symbiosis et cetera .
He considers himself as an “Hyperadopter”, is a petrol head, and a food & fitness enthusiast.
Associate Director - Integrated Marketing Communications, India; Head of Media for APAC Division
Associate Director - Integrated Marketing Communications, India; Head of Media for APAC Division, Colgate Palmolive
A Media & Communications professional, with 19-years of experience in functional leadership roles across India’s marquee CPG company-Colgate Palmolive and leading media & marketing services companies.
Priyanka joined Colgate Palmolive (CP) in 2008 and since then has grown from handling the media portfolio to then additionally taking over Digital Marketing & now leading the entire Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) for the Colgate Palmolive India. Additionally, she also manages some key media responsibility for Asia Pacific region.
Before CP India, Priyanka spent over 9 years (many of which in leadership positions) in India’s top media & communications agencies including Madison Communications, Carat (Dentsu Aegis Network) and Starcom (Public Group) where she managed & led media businesses like Mondelez, Marico, Godrej, ICICI among others.
CEO - Digital Vidya
Pradeep Chopra (CEO, Digital Vidya) Among the pioneers of Digital Marketing, Pradeep has been part of the Internet Industry since 2000. He has been a serial entrepreneur for last 17 years and is currently a Co-founder & CEO of Digital Vidya (https://www.digitalvidya.com), a leading Digital Marketing and Big Data & Data Analytics training company.
A graduate of IIT Delhi and a recipient of Adobe Content100, Pradeep is one of the most sought-after international speakers in Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
Multi Channel Marketing Strategist, CIPLA
Rinkesh Shah is a health-tech startup consultant and Multichannel Marketing strategist currently at Cipla – India. He has driven digital transformation for Pharma companies and Healthcare startups. His prior stint was at GSK India and led the foundation of Digital transformation, a future growth driver for the organization. He was a consultant with Curofy- largest doctors networking platform in India. He is also the former founder of India’s First Student Crowdfunding platform, Ignite Intent focusing on student projects from colleges like IIT-Mumbai, IIT – Roorkee and more. He holds a key interest in new disruptive technology and collaborates with like minded people to push envelope of health tech in India.
Head Digital Marketing
Head Digital Marketing
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd’s, Farm Division.
Rujuta has experience of over 12 years across the fields of digital & traditional marketing, product management, corporate communications across varied sectors such as farm, food solutions and media. Rujuta has spent the last 8.5 years with Mahindra and Mahindra’s tractor and farm business, she now specialises in all things rural. She has been instrumental in setting up the farm and tractor divisions digital presence. When she isn’t working on devising digital strategies for the farm business, you would find her travelling across the country to know her consumer - the farmer, first hand.
Group Digital Marketing Lead, India
Group Digital Marketing Lead, India - Johnson and Johnson Consumer
Sanchita comes with over 12 years of experience and currently leads digital marketing for the consumer business of J&J India and Digital for J&J FemCare APAC. Before joining Johnson and Johnson Sanchita spent two years at Reliance Digital, the electronics arm of Reliance Retail, where she built the digital marketing arm to cater to the omni-channel experience. Prior to working with Reliance Retail Sanchita was the Marketing Lead for SVG. She also spent 5 years with the investment arm of the Times of India Group, Brand Capital, for 360 degree Marketing & Media before which she also worked with Radio Big FM as a Radio Jockey and at IBM for a year and a half each.
Sanchita is from Lucknow, grew up in Muscat and then studied at Delhi University at Hindu College, where she was the President of the Debating society and also the founding president of the Fashion society. Sanchita loves reading, travel, food, blogs and dogs Favourite quote – Today is the first day of the rest of your life!
Digital Business Advisor and Former Global Head Digital Marketing, Syntel
Sandeep is an global and regional Digital business & marketing leader with 13+ years of diverse digital marketing and brand experience, across large established companies and emergent young brands. His experience is a unique blend of client-side roles and multi-faceted advisory experience.
In his current role as an independent Digital Business Advisor, Sandeep partners brands and business leaders and helps them use Digital, technology and social media more effectively to deliver greater business and customer impact.
His engagements have been with leading brands across numerous sectors: Banking & fintech, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and telecommunications, edutech, media, IT & several start-up businesses.
He has passionately leveraged Digital to grow brands since 2004 and has the unique distinction of managing worldwide Digital Marketing for Indian and global brands – Syntel, Franklin Templeton, Reliance Capital & Reliance Communications.
He is both a B2B and B2C marketer with a wide range of marketing experience including writing, acquisition marketing, project management and brand management. He’s an avid reader with an insatiable curiosity to learn. @sandeepnaharia
Head - Digital - Reckitt Benckiser
With over 12 years of experience in consulting brands in areas of Media, Social and Digital Strategy, he has worked across agencies like Publicis, Rediffusion Y&R, Mindshare, before moving in to GSK.
His breadth of experience is quite diverse in handling brands like HP, LG, Honda, Dominos, Pepsi, Lay’s, Aviva Life Insurance, Sensodyne etc.
He joined RB in 2016 as Head of Digital, responsible for driving online, social and mobile marketing strategy for RB brands. He is very proud of the Marketing Command Centre he runs with skillsets from Creative to Listening/Analytics and Media to capitalize on moment planning especially for brands like Durex, which has been covered extensively across all media and marketing forums both in India and globally.
He believes collaboration is the key in unlocking the true potential of digital and agency partners.
Head - Digital Marketing
Head - Digital Marketing, United Breweries
Leading the digital practice at United Breweries Ltd., Sandeep believes in all things digital. With over a decade of experience in Digital Marketing, Sandeep started his career with Idea Cellular Ltd. in 2007. He was instrumental is setting up Idea Cellular’s digital vertical and establishing its strong brand presence on digital. During his stint there, Idea won the ‘Digital Brand of the Year’ at Campaign India Digital Marketing Awards 2010 for its outstanding digital campaigns.
In 2011 he headed to Star India Pvt. Ltd., and led digital strategy as part of the team that launched ‘Life OK’, a Hindi GEC.
In 2012 he joined United Breweries Ltd., as Head of Digital Marketing, responsible for driving online, social and mobile marketing strategy for Kingfisher beer brands & Heineken (India). Among the leading brands on digital in the country, Kingfisher’s digital campaigns, technology innovations and online-offline integrations have been covered extensively across all media. The content collaboration with TVF to come up with the web-series 'Pitchers', resulted in 30 Mn+ views & turned 'Tu Beer Hai' into a hipster household catchphrase.
Sandeep has been a part of multiple award winning digital campaigns over the last decade. Recipient of the prestigious Aditya Birla Chairman’s Award 2010 in ‘Young Achiever’ category & CMO Asia Star Youth Achievers Award 2014 from Global Youth Marketing Forum for the work in youth segment in Asia; he was also the youngest of the lot to be featured among 8 futuristic brand heads of India by a leading social media blog. Sandeep was also featured in the #Digi100 list of top 100 Digital Marketers earlier this year.
A storyteller by passion, the web-series & short films written by Sandeep - Rise, Born Free & Half Ticket have over 15 Mn views on YouTube. As a Digital strategist, he operates at the intersection of communication, design, business & technology and is extremely passionate about driving innovation & change through digital.
Chief Manager – Digital Marketing, ICICI Bank
A Marketing professional with over 15 years of experience across FMCG, Retail, Media & Banking industries. Currently handling Digital Marketing ICICI bank App, UPI payments & Digital Wallet. Headed Marketing & New Product Development (Conceptualization & Launch) for various FMCG Brands.Have over 7 years if Retail Marketing experience.
APAC Marketing Head - TCL & Alcatel
Brand Professional with experience in marketing communication, media planning& buying, advertising& promotions and public relations in consumer electronics and durable sector. Currently heads marketing for TCL and Alcatel Mobiles for Indian subcontinent. Specializes in devising and implementing strategies for digital marketing.Consistently improving customer experience online by using robust analytics to identify needs and co creating solutions with cross functional teams. Previously have consulted for PwC, Across Delhi/Mumbai/Bangalore for one of the top 5 fortune 500 companies in Expense& Accruals/ OPEX/Marketing Spends/ Consumer& Online/ Recruitment. Was involved in setting up systems from scratch for one of the leading lawyers in India.
Head Digital Marketing, Piramal Group
Vipin Guliani heads Digital Marketing for Piramal Group, A $10 Billion conglomerate with services in Healthcare, Finance, Real Estate. Vipin is responsible for Digital strategy across corporate and Business including digital communication, Analytics & Marketing Automation for Piramal Group. Prior to Piramal Group, He was heading Global Digital Marketing for Wipro Limited and was responsible for leading the digital strategy and operations for Corporate and Business, He has also served as VP and business head for Digital Agencies. Vipin holds 18+ years of experience in Digital Branding, Building Business pipeline & Sales globally; He has launched Integrated Digital Strategies, Campaigns, Analytics & ORM for multiple large Brands. Awarded with Gold Award by ITSMA for "Marketing with Social and Digital Media". Awarded among best digital marketing professionals by CMO Council among other multiple recognitions