Head - Digital Marketing & Commercial Effectiveness
Marketing Lead - Europe & Middle East & Brand / Digital Marketing Lead - India
Director Marketing, South Asia
Vice President, Head Marketing & Digital Business
Head, Digital Marketing
Head of Digital Marketing
AVP - Digital
Digital Content & Social Lead
M Yeshwanth Nag
Megha H Desai
Head - Marketing
Head Of Media
Head of Digital Marketing & Social Media
Senior Marketing Manager
Group Executive Vice President & Head Digital Marketing
Assistant Vice President & Head Digital Marketing (Brand Liva)
Grasim Industries Limited | Pulp & Fibre
Lead- Marketing and User Acquisition
Head Of Marketing Communications
Head - Digital
Digital & CRM Analyst
Assistant Vice President - eCommerce & Digital Marketing
Head Digital & Marketing - South Asia
Head of Media & Digital: Hygiene/Home
Chief Digital Officer
Head - Digital Marketing Transformation
Tata Consultancy Services
Head, Digital Marketing & Product
Abhishek is the head of Digital marketing at American Express. Previously, Abhishek built and led the Digital marketing arm for Philips lighting and for Hero MotoCorp’s International business. With 9 years of experience across Digital marketing, Consumer research & analytics and an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Abhishek is one of those marketers who is industry agnostic and is able to fuse the distinct elements of Creative & Storytelling, Technology and Data to drive business growth.
VP Media, Airtel
Archana Aggarwal is a passionate media advocate with 20+ years of media experience. She has worked across multiple brands at both media agencies and advertiser. Her last assignment was Country Media Manager, P&G where she spent 8+ years and has now been with Airtel for last 3+ years as VP, Media. She was instrumental in P&G winning their first Cannes in India in 2006 post which they won many prestigious international awards for the Gillette Shave India Movement. She also led media for the high decibel launch of 4G and Payments Bank in India. She identified ideas like Sim sampling with Economic Times, TVF Connected Live., Roshandan and Google countdown clock.
Head of Media and Marketing Alliance
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 optimisation. Aspire to excel and innovate with relevant and delightful solutions, keeping pace with the ever changing consumer needs and behavior, experience of 8+ years in marketing/media
Ashish Pratap Singh
Head of Digital Marketing, ixigo.com
Ashish Pratap Singh is the Head of Digital Marketing at ixigo, where he manages the entire digital marketing stack for across organic & paid media. He is a seasoned marketer & digital strategist with over 9 years of multi-domain experience.
Head Of Digital & Marketing, Client Experience And Data & Analytics Functions, India
Arnika Dixit is India head of Digital & Marketing, Client Experience and Data & Analytics functions for Citibank Consumer Bank. Arnika Joined Citi in July 2017. Prior to joining Citibank, Arnika was the Head of Marketing & Digital for all businesses of American Express in South Asia.
Head - Digital Marketing, L & T Infotech
Anurag Purohit is Head of Digital Marketing for L&T Infotech (LTI) who has been instrumental in revamping and building brand LTI in digital landscape.
In the pursuit of building the brand digitally Anurag’s focus areas are marketing automation, digital marketing and demand generation for LTI.
Being an industry veteran having rich experience of 17+ years in digital marketing Anurag was associated with Crème de la Crème of organizations across industries, like Dell, Future Group, Infosys, Everyday Health, Games24x7 to name a few. Interestingly, Anurag is an accidental digital expert starting his career as a Hindi copywriter with Lintas Advertising. Quite early while he was there, he sensed the disruptive change coming up in digital marketing and jumped into the bandwagon in 2001
With a zeal for Digital WOW factor Anurag likes to bridge the gap between creative & digital. He was recognized as Digital Marketer of the Year in IT last year and was also one of the Top 100 Digital Marketers in India for last couple of year. As an early entrant in digital field, Anurag got a chance to work on Inktomi, Overture and Altavista before Google ruled the search space.
Anurag is also founding member of NGO, Creativity Mission India, an initiative to help creative thinking and innovation efforts in India.
Director & Head - Marketing, Communications & CSR, Societe Generale Bank India
A brand-marketing and media professional with 17 years of work experience with key expertise in brand management, digital marketing, Media Planning & Buying , Go-To-Market Strategy , Market Research & Penetration
Experience across both retail and corporate segments of various Indian and Multinational financial organizations.
Indepth knowledge in identifying business opportunities while leading 360-degree strategic marketing campaigns and channel engagement opportunities while driving
brand communications across the portfolio as per framed brand activation and go-to-market strategy in all forms of communication mediums.
Head Of Digital Marketing, ICICI Bank
Arun Mathews, is a digital leader who has worked all aspects of online world which interacts with consumer whether its Product, Marketing or Customer Journey. In his current role he is working with ICICI bank as Head of Digital Marketing
Manager, Digital Strategy - Global Brand, Royal Enfield
Presently, a part of Global Marketing Team at Royal Enfield, leading the media planning mandate for the brand, globally. A seasoned marketer & brand strategist with over 9 years of multi-faceted experience.
Co-Founder & Marketing Head, Rivir Shoes
I am a chemical engineer and a MICA alumnus. I have worked with service giants like TATA Consultancy Services, machine heavy equipment manufacturers like Atlas Copco and FMCG giant, Coca Cola. I was leading Social and Digital Experience for Schneider Electric India, the leading business in the when I founded Rivir after 4 years of vehement study of the footwear market and a lifetime of practicing art.
Art started as a knack, went on to become a part of my expressions, which led to custom designing and hand painting on white canvas shoes. This burning passion to make art wearable, on footwear continued, as I found various methods to achieve the final product that was both artsy and sturdy.
Head - Digital Marketing, HP
Deputy GM- Marketing, Devyani Food Industries
Over 13 years of experience in the domain of Marketing and Marketing research. Currently employed with Devyani food industries limited as DGM Marketing. Responsible for brand management of Creambell Ice Cream and Dairy division. Proven track record in a range of marketing skills such as holistic brand design, brand equity, integrated communication development, Digital, Media deployment. Certified SEM, SMM digital marketer from Digital Vidya. Beyond work perpetually addicted to Cricket, Love automobiles and long drives.
Associate Marketing Director, Pepsico India
I am a marketing professional with over 14 years experience in Brand Management, Innovation Strategy & Sales.
I have worked on diverse roles and managed various categories across foods and beverages.
My experience ranges from scale brand management to new category creation
Manager, Communication, IIM Ahmedabad
Deepak Bhatt is a Communication, Media engagement and
publications professional. Currently he manages communications
at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), one of
Asia’s finest B-schools. Before that, he was Vice President (Gujarat
Operations) at BW Businessworld magazine, one of India’s leading
Media Relations, Media Engagement, Communication Management,
Business Operations, Digital Marketing and Social Media Management.
At the IIMA, Deepak
1. Designs and implements the external and internal communication strategies
2. Contributes his expertise to building an agile, pro-active communication team and its systems
3. Guides the online engagement and global outreach program
Deepak is a go-getter, someone who brings about significant impact in businesses processes and outcomes.
He creates sustainable value and efficient systems wherever he works. His ability to think clearly and come
up with actionable ideas has hugely contributed to his work practice.
Achievements at the IIMA
A. Digital Platforms
The official IIMA Twitter handles, Facebook page, LinkedIn account and YouTube channel have all been
verified. Verification will grant authenticity and improve on-line engagement.
IIMA’s social media shot to no. 3 among World’s top Business Schools. Earlier it stood at rank 57th.
Increased follower base: Massively increased the follower-base (FB: 304,200 from just 6,800;
Twitter: 126,000 from 64,000). A jump of over 200%.
Launched faculty PODCAST series on iTunes and promoted #IIMA as No. 1 B-Schools in India.
Managing multiple social media accounts of various courses, conferences and events.
LinkedIn followers increased to 63,600 from 43,276 (Position shot to no. 1 among India’s top Business
Schools. Earlier it stood rank 8th)
The Official Instagram Channel has been launched and reaches 3000 people.
B. Digital & Print Media
Established strong public relations with over 97 national publications which include Newspapers,
Magazines, Online News Portals, Television media. Sharing correct information proactively has controlled
Better rapport: Improved relationships with National Editors and Principal Correspondents
Recognitions and Awards:
1. “Best Employee of the Month” at BW Businessworld Group
2. “Leadership Award in Project Management” by CE Worldwide
Before his current role at the IIMA, Deepak was Vice President (Gujarat Operations), BW Businessworld
magazine, one of India’s leading business magazines. He spearheaded the magazine’s growth and reinforced
its presence in the region during his tenure. Performed with 16 multi-functional brands (online & offline
products) like BW Businessworld, BW Accelerate, BW Books, BW CIO, BW Engage, BW Money, BW Wealth,
BW Events, BW Hotelier, BW Smart Cities, BW Applause and online brands like, www.exchange4media.
com Franchise Plus, IMPACT, Pitch, and Realty Plus.
Earlier, Deepak acted as a Strategic Management Consultant. His transformational insights, research-based
strategies and leadership qualities have made him a well-respected professional.
In the intervening time, he is pursuing various online certificates like Associate’s Degree in Technology
Entrepreneurship, Organizational Analysis, Globalization of Business Enterprise from Stanford University,
Certificate on Buddhism & Modern Psychology and Practical Ethics from Princeton University.
His various certifications include NLP Practitioner Certificate by Dr. Richard Bandler, OD Practitioner
Certificate by National HRD Network, Mind Mapping Practitioner Certificate by Tony Buzan, Master Coach
Certificate by Singapore Management University and Artificial Intelligence Certificate from University of
California, Berkeley. He studied various Executive Programs from IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad, XLRI
Jamshedpur, and National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
He has been recently invited to handle social media by “Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016” which was
organized on June 22-24 at Stanford University, USA and “8th Global Peter Drucker Forum” at Vienna,
Austria which is planned on 17-18 November 2016, Entrepreneurship Conclave, “Startup Istanbul” on 6-10
October 2016 at Turkey, and “Asia Pacific Corporate Communications Summit” on 27-28 October, 2016 at
Digital Head- India & South East Asia at Bacardi, Bacardi
Eshita Jayaswal is the Digital Head for Bacardi across India & South East Asia and leads the digital strategy, social media and content marketing for iconic brands like Bacardi, Breezer, Grey Goose, Dewar’s, William Lawson’s etc. Eshita graduated with an MBA in Marketing from Symbiosis University and has over 10 years of experience in digital marketing, communication strategy and planning across industries. Prior to Bacardi, Eshita led Digital Marketing at GSK Consumer Healthcare’s across brands like Horlicks, Women’s Horlicks, Horlicks Oats, Boost, amongst others.
She also has extensive experience at the agency side, having led Strategic Business for India’s leading digital agency, Dentsu Webchutney, with megabrands like Coca-Cola, Google, Mastercard, Microsoft, Viacom, Budweiser, Toshiba, BMW etc. She’s an avid bibliophile, music junkie, cocktail lover and a certified scuba diver. In her free time, you’ll find her making plans for her next beach holiday or giggling over ridiculous cat memes courtesy the internet.
Practice Head- Digital Marketing, IndiGo
Almost 11+ Years of Experience in all aspects of Digital Space includes Planning ,Implementation, Strategy and Digital ROI and always open for new ideas and new experiments and their implementation . My analytical and exhaustive approach towards the Media campaign shows my deep understanding towards digital and analytical led decisions/campaigns.
Specialized in Digital Strategy, Search, Display, Digital ROI, Mobile Marketing, Multi Screen marketing, Programmatic buying, Social Media , Facebook, Digital Strategy, Google Analytics, Convertro, Data Analysis, Lead Generation, User Buying Behaviour Analysis, Performance Marketing.
Specialized Domain: Hands on experience in Travel, Real Estate, and Classifieds, Which includes your Flight Bookings, Hotel Bookings, Lead Generation for Real Estate, Domain Booking, Web Hosting , Website Builder, Business Email purchaseAlmost 11+ Years of Experience in all aspects of Digital Space includes Planning ,Implementation, Strategy and Digital ROI and always open for new ideas and new experiments and their implementation . My analytical and exhaustive approach towards the Media campaign shows my deep understanding towards digital and analytical led decisions/campaigns.
Specialized in Digital Strategy, Search, Display, Digital ROI, Mobile Marketing, Multi Screen marketing, Programmatic buying, Social Media , Facebook, Digital Strategy, Google Analytics, Convertro, Data Analysis, Lead Generation, User Buying Behaviour Analysis, Performance Marketing
Specialized Domain: Hands on experience in Travel, Real Estate, and Classifieds, Which includes your Flight Bookings, Hotel Bookings, Lead Generation for Real Estate, Domain Booking, Web Hosting , Website Builder, Business Email purchase
Head - Digital Marketing & Commercial Effectivenes, GSK
Gurpinder is a Commercial Transformation professional with over 15 years of experience in healthcare. He has been into transformation roles in Pharmaceuticals from almost a decade now with the key objective to reinvent pharma commercial model in this digital age. He is passionate about delivering digital experiences to Healthcare Professionals & Consumers. In his current role of Head - Customer Engagement at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) India, he is responsible for Digital Marketing & Commercial Effectiveness for Pharmaceuticals & Vaccines Business. Gurpinder has worked at various roles in Sales and Marketing with Pharma giants like Wockhardt, Cipla & Sun Pharma. He created space for Digital in the organizations and successfully integrated the same to the DNA of traditional Pharma Marketing. A strong believer of challenging the status-quo and continues to experiment with new marketing models.
Marketing Lead - Europe & Middle East & Brand / Digital Marketing Lead - India, CEAT Tyres Limited
Started my 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 me a new opportunity to harness the potential of this upcoming medium. Now working towards leveraging this medium and creating high impact campaigns for the brand.
Now leveraging my Digital experience and heading Digital Marketing for CEAT Tyres.
Specialties: New Product Development on Mobile, Brand Activation, Online Campaigns, Social Media Marketing, Viral Marketing Campaigns, Mobile Marketing.
Director Marketing South Asia, Signify Innovations India’ (Formerly known as Philips Lighting India)
Seasoned marketing leader with 17 years of experience in building brands and communication leading to
solid impact on consumer and B2B businesses. Have led high performing teams across breadth of
functions like marketing intelligence, marketing communications, digital marketing, retail marketing, brand
activations, CRM and loyalty programs, media planning and sponsorships management.
The above of course is the relatively easier part of my life, being a mum to a 7-year-old boy has been by
far the most challenging and complex assignment, that only gets more interesting by the day! It ensures I
am always at the top of my game – physically, emotionally, intellectually as well as technologically.
Open and conscious about responsibly expressing myself socially on variety of topics. An avid reader and
follower of tennis, I try to pack in as much as I can!
With me, what you see is what you get. I am always up to an honest and intellectually stimulating
discussion on many of my passions, including consumers, brands, communication, parenting, politics,
sports and any other issue of relevance and topicality.
My professional mantra has always been that the ‘what and how’ are equally important in anything I do, if
ever I would need to make a choice between the two – I would perhaps prioritize the ‘how’.
I genuinely believe we as marketers are witnessing the most fascinating phase of our careers with the
ever-dynamic consumer and brands landscape. Gen Z is about to join the workforce soon and millennials
are approaching 40, rules of the game need to be unlearnt and devised again. This is what perhaps
keeps me going and makes me a better professional with each passing day.
Brief profile of nominee including career graph (About 200 Words)*
An Economics graduate from SRCC, my love for impacting consumers’ lives and decisions via marketing
and communications led me to MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad) post which I
started out as a media planner with Lintas Media Group working on marquee brands like Maruti Suzuki,
Sony, ITC among others creating several breakthrough campaigns and media innovations, some of which
became industry benchmarks. The career tipping point came in 2008 with the opportunity to lead media
and sponsorships for one of the most loved brands of our times – Nokia. Taking Nokia to become the
most trusted brand of India (ET Brand Equity Survey) for 3 years in a row (2008-2010), a first for any non
FMCG brand would perhaps go down as one of the biggest and most gratifying achievements of my
career. It only got better with the addition of a Cannes Media Lion in 2010 (again a first for an Indian
brand) for Nokia in addition to be the most awarded brand at Emvies and all other noted advertising and
media award platforms in India for several years in a row. Currently, leading marketing initiatives for
Signify Classified - Internal
another iconic brand in the consumer and B2B lighting space – Philips, truly transforming lives by taking
lighting beyond illumination for a brighter and better world. Extremely gratifying to further build and
nurture this brand through breakthrough campaigns establishing the differentiated proposition of eye
comfort and foraying into new categories like smart connected lighting through a digital and content
marketing focus. Today, Philips is the leader in the connected lighting space illuminating smart homes
and transforming Indian heritage icons like Rashtrapati Bhawan, Gateway of India, Varanasi Ghats to
name a few. The Gold at the 8 th Indian Digital Awards 2018 (ad tech) was only a reaffirmation of the truly
innovative work in this domain.
Panelist at the Content Marketing Summit Asia 2017 – Edition 4
Head of Digital Marketing & Social Media, Café Coffee Day
Nikhil has 14 years of experience in strategizing, planning, and executing award-winning social media and digital marketing programs across verticals. He is currently the head of digital marketing & social media at Cafe Coffee Day. His areas of expertise include social media marketing, online reputation management, digital marketing, advertising, and crisis communications.
In his previous role, he headed the Digital, Social Media, and Analytics practice at Brave New World, an integrated communications agency, and some of his clients there included Myntra, FreshMenu, Wildcraft, Reliance Trends, The Roadster Life Co., Assetz Real Estate, Total Environment, and Infosys.
In his previous roles at Ogilvy & Mather (Mumbai) and Indegene Lifesystems (Bangalore), he has led the strategy and planning for leading healthcare brands, start-ups, and non-profits.
Senior Marketing Manager, Uber
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.
Group Executive Vice President & Head Digital Marketing, Yes Bank
Expertise: Mobile Marketing, Online Marketing, Adwords, Analytics, Social Media, SMO, Digital Strategy, Keyword Research, Organic Search, Facebook, Landing Page Optimization, Online Branding, Online Reputation Management, A/B testing, CPM, Social Media Optimization, ORM, Mobile Applications, Search Engine Optimization, Media Plan, ATL, BTL, CRM, EDM, SEO, SEM, PPC, Web Analytics,Sales Planning, Forecasting, Pricing, Resource Planning, Inventory Management Show less Show less of Parag’s summary
Assistant Vice President & Head Digital Marketing (Brand Liva), Grasim Industries Limited | Pulp & Fibre
An Integrated Marketing specialist, Digital Evangelist & Student of life with
all-round experience across Advertising Agencies, FMCG, Fashion and
I have led key functions like Key Account Management, Strategic Planning, P&L, Research and Brand Strategy.
Lead- Marketing and User Acquisition, Zomato
Head of Marketing and Brand Communications for Zomato Gold (globally across 7 countries). Leading offline and online marketing teams. Creative director for branded content and digital media.
Head Of Marketing Communications, Amway India Enterprises Private Limited
Integrated Marketing Communications professional with 16+ years of experience across Industries, with over 8years in digital. Have in depth understanding of the ever-evolving Media & Digital environment and evolvingtools to improve offline & online visibility.
Currently leading the Marketing Communications at Amway India since 2015 and the digital lead for India affiliate within the EIA (Europe India Africa) region. I am also a part of the leadership team in India; I also play an important role in; not just to define routes of the function; but also ensure a flawless execution through great collaborations across departments along with a highly motivated team of professionals.
My previous roles have been with Mediacom (Group M), ZenithOptimedia and DLF Universal Limited.
Head - Digital, Reckitt Benckiser
With over 13 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 the marketing side.
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 Marketing, responsible for driving online, social and mobile marketing strategy for RB brands. He is very proud of the Marketing Command Centre he runs in-house with skillsets from Creative to Analytics and Media to capitalize on consumer moments planning. He has been a driving force in making Durex the most loved brand on Digital with its timing and wit, 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.
Digital & CRM Analyst, Ford India Pvt. Ltd
Shruti Khanna is the Digital & CRM Analyst at Ford India Pvt. Ltd. Prior to Ford India, Shruti was working with Digitas as Project Manager, CRM Programs, where she was responsible for leading the strategy and execution for some big FMCG and Automotive Brands.
With over 12 years of experience across Media channels and platforms, advertising agencies with specialization in Loyalty, CRM and Digital Marketing, managing media and marketing for leading local and global brands. For over 4 years now, Shruti has been actively involved in Digital marketing at Ford. The most recent accomplishment being the Best Search Marketing Campaign Award at the 8th IAMAI Awards, held in Jan 2018.
Assistant Vice President - eCommerce & Digital Marketing, HDFC Life
I am seasoned Digital MarTech-er with an experience of over 13 years. I am currently heading eCommerce and analytics Channel at HDFC Life. In my current role, I am I am responsible for digital marketing, generating revenue via Online Channels, optimization of the campaigns using data driven marketing strategies and driving new digital innovations like Voice, regional languages, DMP and many more. I also work closely with various departments to help them adopt digital practices and learnings that we have experienced in order to drive better ROI & bring efficiency. My ambition is to create a single view of the customer across the organization to deliver better results, reduce cost spillovers and improve customer satisfaction. Prior to HDFC Life I was with ICICI Prudential & ApnaLoan. The work myntra that I follow always - "Success & Failures are part of life. Just aim high, have faith in yourself, be positive and work smart"
Head Digital & Marketing - South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group
Swati Srivastava heads the Digital & Marketing function for the Radisson Hotel Group South Asia, one of the largest international hotel groups in India, with 143 properties and over 16,800 rooms currently operating or under development nationwide. She brings with her 11 years of Sales and Marketing experience across the Hotel, Entertainment & Technology industries. In her current role, she spearheads the entire ATL and BTL marketing activities for the company. Her core areas of expertise include, but is not limited to, brand advertising, marketing strategies, digital, and social media marketing. She holds a Master of Management in Hospitality, with a specialization in Marketing from Cornell University.
Head of Media & Digital: Hygiene/Home, Reckitt Benckiser
Taranjeet Kaur is the Head of Media & Digital at Reckitt Benckiser for the Hygiene Home Business. She is responsible for media planning and buying, digital & content, media agency management and capability building. With more than 14 years of rich media experience across different agencies and corporates like Nielsen, RKS BBDO, OMD, GSK, Piramal Healthcare. Handling businesses of Visa, Rasna, SC Johnson, Faber Castell and many others.
A post graduate from SIMC, Pune ,she was the winner of Cannes Media Lions 2008 and was recognized with Business excellence award for Sensodyne, Crocin and Iodex in GSK. She led the most awarded media innovations for GSK and VISA and set the bar high for the industry.
She has consulted few start-ups and corporates and help set up media ground for them.
An avid traveler, photographer, Taranjeet spends most of her time reading and watching videos about diverse topics and cultures where she can gather some new consumer insights and behavior.
Chief Digital Officer
Vivek has over 20 years of global experience in Technology and Consumer Industries with leading companies like Wipro Technologies, Intex, HCL Hewlett Packard and emerging Products/Platform companies.
The leadership roles include Digital Transformation of Enterprises as Chief Digital Officer of Mobile, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Durables and currently in FMCG consumer retail space. He has also led product development for emerging companies as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the Digital, Artificial Intelligence and advanced analytics domain.
Vivek’s recently authored book “Transformation Strategies for the Digital CIO” has been a top seller on Amazon in many countries and has been read by over 700 CDOs, CIO, CTOs and Digital Media leaders in India.
Vivek is an active member of leading Technology, Digital forums and is part of the working group of the official CDO Forum of India (under IMAI). He has been involved in the policy engagement as a member of CII’s National Retail Committee and has founded a curated community of Digtial CXO’s under the Digital CXO. LIVE platforms, which include YouTube.com fireside chats with CXOs, Facebook closed users groups and promoting authors in the Digital space.
Vivek has regularly shared his views through leading business newspapers and magazine like Economic Times, Business Standard, CIO & Leaders, etc.
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 and 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.
Head of Digital Marketing, Dalmia Bharat Group
Karan Rajpal is the Head of Digital Marketing and Dalmia Cement, where he manages the entire digital marketing stack across brand, performance marketing and online reputation management. His mandate includes advising various business teams on integrating digital tools for various business practices
AVP - Digital, Aviva
Digital Content & Social Lead, Vivo
Madhurima spearheads the digital content and social arm of Vivo India. She has been a crucial part of the team since the inception, and has worked on all flagship product launches and brand associations to introduce a whole new level of aesthetics and bring in innovation.
Some of her work features award winning campaigns like Women's Day #BeBoldforChange featuring Bani J, Vogon YouTube innovation campaign, the very first in India with a former brand ambassador, Ranveer Singh. It won the gold at the Shorty's 2018. Her latest campaign was with the current brand ambassador, Aamir Khan to have a fun and quirky product feature led video content.
A rising star in the industry, she demonstrates great potential to bring a new landscape of social marketing in the industry, as an individual professional and a devoted team leader.
M Yeshwanth Nag
Co-Founder, The ThickShake Factory
Mr. M Yeshwanth Nag is the Co-Founder of The ThickShake Factory – India’s 1st Premium ThickShake Brand. The ThickShake Factory has been a pioneer in the concept of specialty retailing of Shakes. Incepted in December 2013, in Hyderabad with a single store bootstrapped with a personal loan, the brand has steadily grown to 105 stores by March 2019.
Mr. Yeshwanth, 31, is an engineer from JNTU, post which he did a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar & IESEG School of Management, France. He had worked with Tata Consultancy Services for a year before plunging into entrepreneurship. Creation of jobs and adding value to the economy is the driving force which inspired him to start his own business. He is also the founder of Citron Mobility Private Limited, an Indian technology start-up company.
Mr. Yeshwanth is the recipient of the following prestigious awards:
- Business World NASSCOM 40 Under 40 Awards, 2017 (40 Business leaders under the age of 40) - TV5 Business Leader of the Year Award 2017 presented by Honorable Governor of Maharashtra.
- Exceptional leader of Excellence Award - Women Economic Forum, 2018
- Most Talented Food Industry Leaders, 2019 at Asia Food Congress & Awards
He is a prominent thought leader in the F&B sector and has spoken at multiple forums like:
- T Hub, Hyderabad (India's biggest Start-up Business Incubator)
- Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (NMIMS)
- International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
- Jagriti Yatra (World’s longest train journey for entrepreneurship)
- Utkarsh Yatra (Entrepreneurship journey)
- Food & Beverages Conclave & Expo, 2017
- Exchange4Media Applause Awards, 2017
- SME Growth Leadership Conclave, 2017
- Women Economic Forum, 2018
- India Food Forum, 2018
- Indian School of Business – ISB Entrepreneurship Journey, 2018
Megha H Desai
Head - Marketing, JUMP Networks Limited
Megha Desai is the Head - Marketing of JUMP Networks Limited. She oversees the company’s corporate as well as brand marketing operations across all markets. Megha started her career in experiential marketing with Fountainhead MKTG and moved onto producing television reality shows. She has then has been part of leadership teams as Director of New Business & Revenue at Fluence (part of The Chernin Group) and Head of Regional Business at Bling Entertainment Solutions. With over 18 years of work experience, Megha has gained a diverse background in Branded Content & Marketing, Brand Strategy & Marketing. Her current focus is on technology marketing in emerging & rural markets across the world
Executive Corporate & Brand, Honda2Wheelers
Master’s from Coventry University, UK and having more than 5 years of core experience in the field of Marketing (Media Buying & Planning). Have worked with organization like Videocon Group, Honda2Wheelers.
Head - Digital Marketing Transformation, Tata Consultancy Services
A Digital Marketing & Transformation Leader with over 18 years of experience. He specializes in Digital Marketing Communications, Marketing Transformation and Online Sales across functions in Banking, Insurance and Technology.
With Business & Metrics performance as a focus, he has consistently melded together online transformation platforms, techniques and approaches to construct new and exciting ways of generating revenue from the digital medium - Online, Mobile & Social channels across Global Markets
His work has been recognized by industry experts and thought leaders in the B2C and B2B industries.
- Awarded "50 Most Influential Digital Marketing Leaders" by CMO Asia
- Awarded "50 Most Influential Digital Marketing Leaders" by CMO Asia
- Awarded "100 Smartest Digital Marketing Leaders" by World Digital Congress & CMO Asia
He presently works as Head - Digital Marketing Transformation & Marketing Automation leading the Digital Marketing Strategy and the Marketing Transformation Roadmap for Tata Consultancy Services
Vice President, Head Marketing & Digital Business
Head of Marketing and e-commerce in current role. #BusinessLeader #Marketer with experience across #e-Commerce #DigitalMarketing #MarketingAutomation #InsureTech & #DigitizationStrategy.
Speaker & awards Jury at industry forums like IAMAI, MMS & DMAi and actively #Mentoring startups & student
Being regular a long distance runner, Goal setting, Persistent training and Challenging myself to improve the previous records are few of the things that I follow in my professional life too.
I'm a strong believer of ‘Marketing as a Strategic function’ and in last few years I'm part of multiple strategic projects such as market expansion, category launch, setting up new businesses and digital transformation. In 15+ yrs of my career as a Digital Marketing professional I've transitioned from a single person managing digital media, into an influencer-facilitator for cross functional teams to currently being P&L owner for e-channel leading separate unit of Digital business.
The 3 F’s that drive me otherwise are Food, Friends and Family
Sr. Vice President - Marketing and Digital
I am a digital marketer, excelling at the amalgamation of brand marketing, technology and data analytics. An enterprising professional, I come with 15+ years of corporate experience across consumer (FMCG/FMCD), telecom and new media domains.
Since July 2017, I was headhunted as part of the Executive Office to lead and envision a comprehensive digital transformation strategy for the entire HMC, A Hero Motors Company group. Here, I am instrumental in planning and executing seamless change management across various global geographies working closely with multiple strategic business heads.
Prior to this, I was Senior Manager – Digital Marketing and CRM for Jubilant Agri and Consumer Products where I was credited with proactively planning and implementing best-use practices in marketing communications across mediums – trade, digital, mobile, ATL and BTL to deliver >35% augment in sales volume.
Equipped with a Post Graduate Degree in Business Management combined with a digital and social media specialization from IIM, Bangalore; I had been associated with Vodafone India and HCL Infosystems managing brand communications and product/consumer marketing, evangelizing new media as the key driver of growth.