CEO – Watches & Accessories & EVP Corporate Communications, Titan Company Ltd
Ravi heads the Watches & Accessories business of the Company as its CEO and Executive Vice President. He also handles the additional responsibility of leading Corporate Communications for the Company.
Ravi completed his Masters in Business Management from FMS Delhi in 1982 and started his career with HCL, handling different sales and marketing responsibilities. He joined Titan in 1988 as Head- Direct Marketing and moved on to head Retailing, followed by Exports and also set up the watch assembly plant in Dehradun as Project Leader. Till 2005 Ravi managed the Middle East and Africa operations for watches, jewellery and fragrances as M.D. of Titan International (ME), based at Dubai. He subsequently moved back to the Company headquarters at Bangalore and took over the International Business Division – managing both businesses – watches and jewellery in over 25 countries. Ravi then moved to set up a new business of the Company as CEO- Eyewear and established Titan Eye Plus as a national chain of optical stores backed by a state-of- the-art lens manufacturing facility. He took over the watches business in 2015.
Managing Director - Asia pacific, (Pizza Hut) Yum! Brand’s
Vipul is the Managing Director – Pizza Hut, Asia Pacific, the largest Pizza Hut system outside of the United States, within Yum! Brands.
He is also a member of the International Leadership Team for Pizza Hut! With more than 4800 restaurants, circa $4bn system sales, 16 countries, Pizza Hut Asia Pacific is a market leader, double the size of its nearest competitor, and 29th on the list of Asia’s most trusted brands. He is also on the Merchant Advisory Council for Visa Inc. Asia, and a board member of the Mobile Marketers Association – Asia.
In 2011, Vipul joined Yum!as Chief Marketing Officer for Yum! Asia FBU with responsibility for KFC, a brand with a regional footprint of approximately 3,000 restaurants with annual turnover of US $ 3 Billion.
Having worked with Unilever for 19 years in Asia and UK prior to joining Yum!, Vipul was Vice President for one of the personal care categories within Unilever Asia, responsible for the Oral Care business, and was the global leader for Close Up, and the health care platforms. He was also on the leadership teams for Unilever South Asia and Unilever China.
In 2013, Vipul was named as one of the 50 leading marketers in Asia by the Internationalist.
Married to Shefali for 21 years, they have one daughter, 17, going on 21!!
CEO & MD, Hindustan Unilever Limited I EVP Unilever South Asia
Mr Sanjiv Mehta is the CEO & Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever Limited. He also leads Unilever’s business in South Asia as the Executive Vice President.
Sanjiv took over as the CEO and Managing Director of HUL in October 2013. He has done his Bachelors in Commerce (India), Chartered Accountancy (India) and has also completed his Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. Sanjiv has been with Unilever for 25 years and for the last 16 years has led businesses in different parts of the world. He has been Chairman and Managing Director of Unilever Bangladesh Limited (2002-06), Chairman and CEO of Unilever Philippines Inc. (2007 -08) and Chairman of Unilever - North Africa & Middle East (2008 – September 2013). Sanjiv is on the South Asia Advisory Board of Harvard Business School. He is also on the Indian Advisory Boards of Enactus, HSBC’s ‘Skills for Life’ and Xynteo’s ‘India 2022’ coalition. He is the Vice President of Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry and member of National Committees of CII and FICCI.
Global Chief Digital Officer, MediaCom
Having started during the heady boom days of late 90’s San Francisco, Deirdre McGlashan has been involved in all aspects of digital marketing throughout her career, from strategy to media to technical development and everything in between. As Global Chief Digital Officer for MediaCom, her role is to ensure the full power of technology and interactivity is utilised to drive business growth for clients’ brands, from thinking about the entire marketing system when developing communications solutions, to harnessing and using different types of data for identifying opportunities, solutioning and execution, through to delivering specialist excellence in activation. Having this understanding of the holistic digital picture and experience with how things are built from the very beginning has given her a strong base to help clients make the most of their Content + Connections.
Prior to this role, she was Head of Digital, Global Clients for Aegis Media for three years and before that the CEO of wwwins Isobar Greater China (an Aegis Media company), a team of 220 digital specialists across strategy, creative, technology and media across Greater China. In the independent agency space, Deirdre was a Founding Partner at AnalogFolk, a multi-disciplinary marketing communications agency in London that fuses both analog and digital communications channels.
CEO & Co-Founder, TopRank Marketing
Marketing Strategist, Author & Speaker
Forbes Top 20 CMO Influencers of 2017
Lee Odden is a marketing strategist, author, speaker and CEO of TopRank Marketing, a digital marketing agency that provides strategic consulting and program implementation services for top B2B and B2C brands including McKesson, SAP, LinkedIn, State Farm, Dell and 3M.
Lee’s team of 30+ consultants are pioneers at developing and implementing “best answer” marketing strategies that integrate content, search, social, influencer marketing and online advertising. Lee’s team are winners of the Killer Content Marketing Award for an integrated content, social and influencer program that generated over 200,000 views, 4,000 asset downloads and 1,000 leads. In 2018 TopRank Marketing won another Killer Content Marketing Award along with client Cherwell for an influencer marketing campaign that achieved record levels of awareness and 22% of new pipeline revenue for all of 2017.
Recognized for his expertise, Onlaytica has ranked Lee as one of the top content and social media marketing influencers in the world and Brand24 has ranked Lee as one of the top 100 digital marketers globally.
Cited by the Wall Street Journal, The Economist and Forbes for his marketing expertise, Lee has evangelized a customer-centric approach to marketing at over 200 events in 17 different countries through numerous editorial columns in industry publications and on toprankblog.com, the only marketing blog ranked the #1 content marketing blog by Content Marketing Institute three times.
Lee is also the author of Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media and Content Marketing, published by Wiley.
A little known fact about Lee is that he started the infamous Facebook group dedicated to marketers with beards, cleverly called, “Marketers with Beards”. When he's not in full stack marketing mode, he's traveling the world, spending time with his family and finding new ways to burn perfectly good food in the kitchen.
Chief Marketing Officer, LG Electronics India
Mr. Gujral’s responsibilities at LG India include, Brand Management, Digital/Social Marketing, CRM, Media, PR, CSR & Govt. Relations . He is responsible for the development and delivery of a fully integrated marketing & communication strategy for the business. He joined LG India in September 2009.
He brings with him a rich experience and understanding of the Indian technology industry. His career reflects hands on experience in the areas of marketing, sales, product planning, value added services, strategy, R&D and business planning.
Most viewed Indian digital video in 2017
Under his leadership LG India set new records including most viewed Indian video film ( LG astronaut brand film) which was conceptualised & composed by him. The film has set new milestones & won various accolades. On the special occasion of LG India’s20 th anniversary, the company had rolled out a unique ‘Astronaut video’ showcasing brilliantly how dreams come true with LG. The digital video which featured across LG’s website and other digital platforms including its social media channels, has received an overwhelming response from viewers and has hit more than 100 million views.
Guinness world record
To salute armed forces LG India launched "Kar Salaam" campaign under which people of India pored their heart out in form of messages on sticky notes and a new Guinness record was set. This was an all India campaign with an integrated marketing approach including retail activation & digital . Post this campaign LG India added 10,000 new face book fans & trended on twitter at no 1. This campaign was also conceptualized by Mr. Amit Gujral.
Education & Past experience
Mr. Gujral is a Computer Science Engineering Graduate and is in the Industry since last 23 Years. Prior to joining LG, he had a stint with companies such as BEL, HCL, Flextronics, LG Soft India.
Chief Marketing Officer, HDFC Bank
Ravi Santhanam’s journey into marketing has taken a truly unconventional path, through automobile, finance, power & telecom. An Engineer and an MBA from IIM Kolkata, Ravi has worked across Industries and geographies covering Strategy, M&A, Operational & Functional leadership roles.
In 1995, straight out of B-school and motivated by a keen interest in finance, he joined ICICI Bank, practicing project finance for three-and-a-half years. He then joined UK-based energy company PowerGen, and looked after investment analysis based out of its India office. After spending 3 years there, Ravi decided to move on to a sector that was growing rapidly – telecom.
He joined Reliance Communications in 2002 and there he was instrumental in setting up the Corporate Mobility, Public Access and Enterprise Businesses, before moving on to head the Public Access business as its National Head. In 2009 he moved on to the mobility side as Head of Maharashtra.
Ravi moved to Vodafone in 2010 as its COO for Uttar Pradesh to handle a vastly rural area. In 2013, he moved back to Mumbai to spearhead the newly created business vertical of Data, Devices, Content & Innovation. He was accountable for the growing Data business and feels privileged to have contributed to the current data led revolution that is happening in the country.
In March 2017, Ravi joined HDFC Bank, India's No.1 Bank as CMO. As CMO he is now tasked with furthering the Banks Brand metrics and digitizing the entire customer experience.
A passionate football fan, Ravi is married with two teenage kids who he believes are his primary teacher on all things digital and digital experience.
Former Asia – PAC Marketing Head, HP Inc
Lloyd Mathias has held senior leadership roles in sales, marketing & business development in Fortune 500 companies, across India & Asia-PAC in Consumer Goods, Telecoms and Technology.
Until June 2017, Lloyd was the marketing head of HP's $2.2 billion Consumer PC business across Asia Pacific & Japan, based out of Singapore.
In previous corporate roles he was President & CMO at Tata Docomo and Senior Sales Director for Motorola's Mobile phone business in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Lloyd had his basic grounding in consumer goods spending 12 years with PepsiCo. His last role was Executive VP Marketing and Category Director for PepsiCo’s beverages in India.
He has been Chairman of MRUC the publishers of the Indian Readership Survey IRS, Co-Chair of the Device Strategy Council of the Worldwide Mobility Development Group and Asia Board Member of the CMO Council.
Lloyd is a science graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai; has an MBA from the University of Bombay and completed a Senior Executive Program at the London Business School.
In 2007 he named among the world’s top 15 marketers, by Inter national list magazine – a list that celebrates those international marketers behind outstanding cross border campaigns.
Head of Marketing, Flipkart India
As the Head of Marketing for Flipkart India, Shoumyan is responsible for the Brand Building, Marketing, Growth and Ad Sales Strategy and Execution for Flipkart including all its categories, private labels and product/solutions in India. With 15 years of experience with diverse industries, he comes with rich expertise in the creation of brand positioning and architecture and experience of having conceptualized and executed highly creative, award winning and results driven Marketing campaigns.
Country Marketing Manager, IKEA India
Ulf Smedberg has 20 years of experience in Marketing in IKEA. He has held multiple roles in marketing across geographies including Sweden, Belgium, China, Russia and Korea. Ulf is a member of IKEA country boards in Korea and Australia and also works closely with IKEA global communication.
Ulf Smedberg joined IKEA India in 2013. He is responsible for positioning the brand, marketing efficiency and effectiveness across the Asia Pacific region and supports the country marketing teams by sharing best practices, implementing new tools, methods and ways of working.
Prior to India, his last assignment was to spear head Marketing for opening up IKEA store in South Korea, one of the best performing stores today.
In India, Ulf is the brand custodian and is responsible for all marketing communications, range communication, build-up of the IKEA digital platforms, IKEA India Catalogue, and IKEA Family, the loyalty program for customers.
Ulf lives in Bengaluru, India. He is married with two daughters, loves to travel and is passionate about discovering people and places. His hobbies include running, badminton and swimming.
Head Programmatic Advertising, Mindshare
John is the Head of Programmatic for Mindshare India. He is focused on driving programmatic adoption and enhancing the product offering available to Mindshare clients. He has driven programmatic adoption and implementation for global and local clients such as GSK, General Motors, Mondelēz, Burberry, Adidas and Marina Bay Sands. For a number of these clients, he helped establish planning, ad operations, optimization, data management, reporting and analytics processes.
John was previously at programmatic leadership roles in SEA, leading regional teams, comprised of programmatic specialists and analysts across Singapore, Hong Kong and 4 other regional markets.
He has previously worked at Amnet, CtrlShift and Google.
Head – eCommerce - India, Mondelēz International
Abhishek Ahluwalia heads Mondelēz International’s eCommerce business in India. We have an ambitious target to generate $1bn in e-commerce revenue globally by 2020. In his role, Abhishek is leading this rapid growth agenda in India. Prior to joining Mondelēz International, he spent 15+ years in Brand Management, Commercial & Digital roles, across Alcobev, Tobacco and FMCG sectors, in MENA, SEA and India. Abhishek’s mantra in life – “Take chances and don’t play safe, keep bar always high”
Chief Digital Officer, Mahindra Group
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 Group. 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.
An MBA graduate of the Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota, Ajay also has an undergrad degree in Electronics and Telecommunications engineering from India’s National Institute of technology Srinagar.
Head Digital Marketing – Middle East, Africa, India, South East Asia, Bacardi
Ankush is the Regional Lead for Digital and PR marketing communications for Bacardi’s portfolio of iconic brands, across the Asia, Middle East and Africa region. He also leads 1862 - Bacardi’s Global Digital Centre of Excellence; delivering brand point of view via content and generating insights through digital behavior.
Ankush has worked in the alcohol and spirits business since he joined Bacardi as Head of Digital for India in 2012. He has a total of 14 years of work experience in the digital and mobile space. During his career, Ankush has successfully led the Delhi Branch of Resultrix – A Performance Agency and set up the digital infrastructure and marketing communications team at Virgin Mobile.
Head – Digital Intelligence COE, FedEx Express
Mr. Arindam Biswas leads the Digital Intelligence COE at FedEx India. Arindam is responsible for driving the digital transformation strategy, innovation and thought leadership to steadily and securely steer FedEx into the rapidly evolving Digital era.
Arindam has 16+ years of rich and diverse experience in the areas of Data Science, Machine Learning, Big Data and Predictive Analytics. In his previous roles, he has been closely associated with multiple Fortune 500 organizations in envisioning innovative and award winning analytics solutions to establish competitive advantage.
Arindam holds a PGDM (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Gold Medalist in B.E. (Electrical Engineering) from Indore University.
Arindam is passionate about mentoring aspiring Big Data and Data Science practitioners in both academic and professional circles. He is a frequent speaker at analytics conferences and has conducted multiple workshops on analytics in the U.S. and India.
Arindam currently shuttles his time between Mumbai and Memphis, USA.
Managing Director, PHD India
Jyoti Kumar Bansal, an Engineer-MBA by education, entered the field of media right out of B-School and has worked across traditional and digital media in a career spanning 19 years. Jyoti has also dabbled in research & product development with an online publisher, when digital was still being evangelized by angel investors in the country.
Starting her career with Lintas in 1995 and having worked with multiple media houses like MediaCom, MPG (Havas Media) and Webdunia, Jyoti is no stranger to developing cutting edge media solutions for clients. Jyoti has been leading PHD India since its launch in 2013, and has built it to a 200M USD agency in 3 years, with key clients like Unilever, Volkswagen Group, HP, SAP, S C Johnson
Before taking on this role, Jyoti was leading the new business development efforts of Omnicom Media Group in India very successfully and was informally evangelizing 360D media solutions for clients within the Agency.
Her key strength is her strong understanding of all disciplines of media including traditional, digital, entertainment content and sports, the last three of which she helped set up in her previous stint. A strong believer in seamless media solutions across platforms, Jyoti’s motto is ‘the consumer merges & consumes media seamlessly in their life; our media & communications solutions have to reflect this’.
Manav Sethi leads ALTBalaji as the Chief Marketing Officer. He launched this platform in April 2017 and oversees the company's overall communication strategy in India and internationally.
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. While at Reliance, he also 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.
Sr. VP - Digital Marketing & Innovations, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited
Manish Agarwal is currently the Senior Vice President - Digital Business. He was instrumental in launching the industry first , complete DIY Bank Account – Kotak 811. His responsibilities are to provide Direction & Strategy for leveraging the constantly evolving channels of Internet & Mobile for every aspect of the business and create visible differentiation in the mind of consumers.
He is based in India and has over 20 years of experience in Sales & Interactive Services. Before Kotak, Manish was with ICICI bank, where he spear headed acritical project–with World Bank & IBM to launch an online tool for information, mentoring & business for Small & medium Enterprises. He also drove the Go Green Initiative with ICICI, where customers were driven to E channels to save environment. Previously, he has worked with the SIFY, India’s pioneer Internet Company, managing the business development function for web basedsolutions.
Manish has been thricepart of TOP100fintech leaders in Asia - http://www.fintechfinals.com/fintechasia100/ . He is a Mentor@StartupBootCamp&Jury@EFMA Innovation.
He is a soughtafter speaker on IT, social media, new age technology & embracing the next generation tools for business. As a national speaker on IT issues, he has spread the message of innovation with insights into the future of web technology and how it will shape the way of doing business, in the times to come.
Head of Media, L’ Oreal
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.
Co-Founder & CMO, Vidooly
Nishant Radia co-founded Vidooly in 2014 and currently serves as its Chief Marketing Officer. Before starting Vidooly, Nishant worked for Headstrong &IndiaMART. He helped IndiaMART's initiative business unit to achieve million dollar revenues & then took a plunge for starting up. He is an Electronics Engineer from Amity University, Noida. Apart from being an influential person in the online video ecosystem, Nishant is also a trustee at Rita Radia Foundation For Cancer Awareness & Detection, a non-profit charitable organisation and a member of Project Chirag.
Co Founder & CEO
Co Founder & CEO, Logicserve Digital
Prasad Shejale is a lover of ‘All things Digital’. For him digital is a huge universe where each marketing tool and platform plays its vital role in benefitting the client's need.
And if you catch him in his break with a cup of chai he will let you in on his secret love for display and search marketing. His passion for digital marketing and a sense of understanding people makes him a unique entrepreneur who knows how to transfer an effective idea into a successful campaign.
An IIT Chennai Alumnus, his intuitiveness makes him a go-to for any solutions or converting ideas into reality. He Cofounded Logicserve Group in 2007 and grew it from a small team to a high performing result-oriented group. He spearheads Logicserve Digital, the Indian arm of Logicserve Group.
Why you should listen to him? An entrepreneur with experience and exposure not just of the Indian Digital Marketing space, but also Global Digital space, Prasad Shejale offers unique insights on what can and is actionable for the services that you provide. An expert in performance marketing, his solutions and analysis enables one to reach not just the ‘why’ but also the ‘how’ of every solution.
Prasad has been instrumental in:
Setting up and Growing Integrated Digital Media agencies in UK & India
Setting up successful consumer facing products in India and Europe
Enabling the agency to become a DoubleClick Certified Marketing Partner in India
Prasad is an amateur photographer and an avid follower of eCommerce trends across the world. Recently, he was interviwed at ad:tech, one of India's largest digital marketing conference, wherein, he shared his insights on the future of digital marketing.
Listing down some key events that Prasad was a part of in 2017 & will be participating in early 2018:
• Moderator at India Digital Summit 2018 for a panel discussion on ‘Mastering cross device marketing in an attention deficit world’
• Jury member at India Digital Summit 2018
• Panelist at World Digital Marketing Congress 2018 on the topic ‘The digital marketing lifecycle: the new world of one screen’ on 13th February 2018
• Panelist at Adtech 2018 on the topic ‘Next generation of programmatic solutions’
• Grand Jury member at exchange4media’s Prime Time Awards 2017
• Panelist at iMedia Brand Summit 2017 on the topic ‘Is taking Programmatic In-House the Best Decision for Brands?’
• Panelist at Fireside Chat by DoubleClick on the topic ‘Programmatic Media: The Evolving Indian Landscape’ at Google, Gurugram
• Panelist at 2nd Modern Marketing Summit (MMS), 25th October 2017 on the topic ‘The right measure for video on mobile’
• Panelist at India Affiliate Summit (6th October 2017) on the topic ‘Email marketing – influential or misleading?’
• Panelist at CDO Converge & Digital Industry Awards 2017 (4th October 2017) on the topic ‘From User Experience To Customer Experience – The Expanding Role Of Digital Across Organizations’
• Panelist at the India Affiliate Summit on the topic ‘Means or End – Last Click v/s Multi-click attribution’
• Keynote speaker at the International Marketing Conference on Digital Disruption at ISB Mumbai • Panelist at Adtech Delhi 2017 on the topic ‘The Top Challenges of Performance Marketing Revolution’
• Jury member at Digixx 2017 by Adgully in partnership with Adtech Delhi 2017
• Speaker at the National Digital Marketing Congress 2017
• Moderator at IAMAI Digital Summit 2017 for Panel Discussion on ‘Understanding Mobile Users’ • Panelist at BBC Knowledge National Digital Marketing Conference & Awards 2017 on the topic 'The Advent of Digital Intelligence Systems & What This Could Mean For Your Customer Experience'
• Featured in ad:tech, one of India's largest digital marketing events’ newsletter.
• Moderator at Kerala Digital Summit 2017 on the topic "Digital Marketing for Business Promotion"
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.
Founder & CEO – WATConsult
Rajiv Dingra is the Founder and CEO of WATConsult, the most awarded digital and social media agency of India, founded in the year 2007.
An entrepreneur and a thought leader in the digital space, Rajiv started his journey in the digital space at a young age of 22 years. Currently he leads a team of 400 people at WATConsult, which is headquartered in Mumbai, and has offices in Delhi and Bangalore.
In January 2015 Rajiv sold majority stake in WATConsult and became a part of global advertising network - Dentsu Aegis Network.
A great storyteller, Rajiv has been speaking globally at digital and social media seminars and forums across New York, Bangkok, Dubai, Amsterdam, London, Malaysia and Africa along with India. He is an active jury member across prestigious awards shows like M&M Global Awards, Effies, DMA Echo, Smarties, Abbys, IDMA and many others, along with being a speaker at TEDx Mica 2018.
Over the last 11 years, Rajiv has worked with more than 100 global and Indian brands for their digital media campaigns and strategies. Under his guidance and leadership WATConsult has won over 150+ digital and social media awards for work done across distinct marketing campaigns.
In the last one year, under Rajiv’s leadership, WATConsult has grown from a 220 member team in 2017 to 400 member team in 2018.
Rajiv was featured in The Drum’s The Digerati Asia Pacific 2018, Campaign Asia 40 under 40 list of advertising media and marcomm professionals across APAC region. He has also featured as a Linkedin Power Profile for Marketing and Advertising category for 2 years consecutively (2016 & 2017) in India. He has won ‘The Young Social Media Entrepreneur of the Year’ at CMO Asia Singapore (2015) and the Agency CEO of the year (runner up) at the Media Ace Awards (2016). He is also a part of the Digital Council and the Executive Board at Dentsu Aegis Network India.
He is a guest lecturer at IIM Calcutta and MICA Ahmedabad and has also been actively involved in conducting workshops for social and digital media across India, Dubai, Sri Lanka and Turkey.
A travel enthusiast and adventure junkie, Rajiv has been to 27 countries in the last 10 years where he has dived in the waters of Bali, Maldives, Vietnam, South Africa, Thailand and Mauritius as an amateur scuba diver and has flown a two-seater plane in UAE and a helicopter in New York!
Beyond travel and adventure Rajiv is a big movie buff and a cricket fan, who enjoys it with a tub of caramel popcorn on weekends!
CEO & Co-Founder – Ad Global 360
Rakesh is the CEO and Co-Founder of AdGlobal360, India’s largest independently held Digital Agency in India. Founded in 2009, Rakesh’s vision has been to change the mundane to exciting using innovative marketing.
Rakesh is a serial entrepreneur having started his own venture TechSila, a software services company back in 2007. Prior to that, he had a successful stint with eBusinessware India Pvt. Ltd as the Technical Lead.
Rakesh believes that great businesses can be successful if not marketed in the right manner. He has been instrumental in scaling up the organization to more than 600 global clients. Rakesh’s current focus is to use some of the best tracking and analytic tools available on the Internet for businesses, and develop newer ones wherever required to achieve the desired marketing objective.
Rakesh is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur having completed his BTech from the institute. He is also an active member of the entrepreneurial community in the Delhi NCR region in India and is working towards creating an ecosystem for future startups to benefit from the experience of successful predecessors in different domains.
Managing Director, Isobar India
Shamsuddin Jasani Managing Director Isobar India, Practice head Media and Programmatic Isobar APAC, Exec Sponsor AMNET India
Shamsuddin Jasani (Shams) has been in the digital industry for over 17 years. He launched Isobar in India in August 2008, he has grown the agency’s billing size from zero to USD 150 million and staff number grew from four to 200-member strong team.
Under his leadership, the agency has been achieved the distinction of being the Digital Agency of the year for India for three years running from2015-2017 as well as south asia for two years which is given by Campaign Asia, Isobar has also won Digital Agency of the Year India Silver awards in 2012, 2014 and . Isobar also debuted at number 4 on top digital agencies in the Brand Equity Agency reckoner for 2015. He also oversees the AMNET operations in India. Shams is also a board committee of Dentsu Aegis Network’s Management in India as well as leading the charge on digital as a part of the Digital Council for Dentsu Aegis Network. During his tenure with Isobar, he has overseen two successful acquisitions.
He’s been named an A-Lister on Campaign India’s top 500 people in advertising and marketing list and has featured on e4m's Impact Magazine’s Digital Power100 list last two years in a row. He was also voted by brand equity as one of media's valued players by brand equity across media's. He is one of the few people who has an experience as a Media Owner, agency and client.
Senior Vice President & Business Head, Timesnownews.Com
"Shouneel is presently the business head of timesnownews.com, India's fastest growing digital news publisher. Previously, he was the head of Revenue, Marketing and Sales for the global digital media business of NDTV. He has over 16 years of experience in the media industry and has previously worked with Yahoo!, Time Warner and News Corp. In his current role and based on his experience in the television broadcasting space, he specializes in taking traditional TV broadcast content to the internet and mobile and creating successful monetization models and strategies as audiences move to consuming content on new digital platforms. Shouneel has an MBA from The ENPC Business School in Paris, where he majored in International Finance.
As one of the Co-founders of FoxyMoron, Suveer’s responsibilities include building across Strategic Alliances, Corporate Developments, Media Buying and Planning, Data Analytics and Content Production.
A management graduate from Mumbai University, Suveer also possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Law and looks after the corporate functions of the agency as well.
FoxyMoron is a leading digital marketing and media solutions agency. By placing innovation above all, this agency aspires to make every campaign a unique one. Founded in 2008, the company has grown to become one of India’s leading independent digital marketing agencies that offers a wide suite of digital marketing services including social media marketing, website and app development, search marketing, media planning and buying, video production and PR. With a talent pool of over 200 employees across Mumbai, Gurgaon and Bangalore, FoxyMoron continues to deliver effective digital marketing solutions for some of the most sought-after clients in India including Castrol Group, Aditya Birla Capital, L’Oreal Group, SAB Miller Group, Turner International, Bennett Coleman Group, Kraft Heinz India, OLX, Burger King, COTY, Celio, HOOQ and GoAir, among many others.
VP, Head of Advertising Sales and Business Head of Regional Clusters, South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific
An industry veteran, Tanna brings with him over two decades of experience spanning the broadcast, gaming and online industries. Prior joining Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, Tannawas with Star India where he was working as Senior Vice President leading Product & Revenue strategy for three of the major channel clusters- Hindi Movies & Music and HSM Regional Channels (West Bengal & Maharashtra). He has grown in various roles at Star from heading revenue for Channel V, Star Digital & V Events. Prior to Star, Tanna was the revenue lead for Zapak Digital Entertainment that operated the online gaming portal. Earlier in his career, he worked with MTV for two years and with Star Movies and Star World.
Tanna has done MBA in marketing from Mumbai University and is a visiting faculty at management institutes in Mumbai. Tannais based out of Mumbai and reports to Karan Bajaj, SVP and GM-South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific.
Chief Digital Officer South Asia, Mindshare
Vinod Thadani joined GroupM in 2004 as a 5 th employee in Digital Team & today it’s a 500+ member army. For over 17 years he has been championing the digital ecosystem & adapting himself to the changing market needs. His foresight about a mobile first approach helped him launch Madhouse – A mobile solutions company - a JV btw WPP & Madhouse China in 2012. Managing to break even and stabilize the company in 2 years he understood the need to integrate digital within overall communications vs a specialized function and since them has lead the digital practice @ Mindshare – South Asia.
1. Driving digital accountability
2. Tech incubation
4. Industry representation
5. Business impact & making sure MS is the most awarded Digital Agency from 2014 onwards
1. Ankit Desai profile is already mentioned on Online Jury link. Kindly pick from there.
2. Will be sending for Ankush Manchanda
3. Rest Amisha is in touch with Devendra
Chief Digital Officer, Madison
Vishal Chinchankar is a senior leader with 20+ years of experience in domestic and International markets managing marketing & sales, P&L responsibility, new product development, involving both startup and growth organizations. He’s currently the Chief Digital Officer at Madison Media & in the past he has worked in Group M - MEC, Reliance ADA Group in a digital marketing role & VAS business for Reliance DTH, Mindshare Singapore, Mediaturf, & Business World
High energy, inclusive people leader with proven success in marketing services and business development for multi-million-dollar digital advertising organizations. Track record of increasing PBT in multiple folds. Exceled in dynamic, demanding and matrix environments & Also an active speaker in Digital Marketing events like Ad-tech, Nasscom, IAMAI, Industry Forums & B-schools.