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  • »   Uncovering The Unconscious: Power of Brands in Recalling Nostalgic Memories

  • »   Customer Empowerment, Perceptions, and Sustainability

  • »   Putting marketing in its place
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Advisory Council

 
 
Alex Cabre
Partner and Founder
WINC
 
Mazuin Zin
Managing Director
Mullen Lowe Malaysia
 
Cheah Chay Tiong
Managing Director
Imperium Brand Consultancy
 
Rajat Sahu
Head Marketing
MicroWorld Software Services Pvt Ltd.
 
 
MAWARNI ADAM
Founder and Marketing Consultant
M Consulting Asia
 
GABRIELLA ALBERONI
Business Owner
Brandgurus
 
SILVINA RODRIGUEZ PICARO
Partner
SRP Communication & Brand Design
 
RODGER BEEKMAN
Chief Creative
60 layers of cake
 
 
AMOR MACLANG
Founding Director
GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications Inc.
 
ADRIAN HENG
Group Marketing Director
Asia Plantation Capital Group
 
HASAN FADLALLAH
Founder & CEO
Brand Lounge
 
Flo Janin
Managing Partner
BRAVE Marketing & Brand Consultancy
 
 
David Toh
Marketing Director, APAC
AVEVA Asia Pacific
 
Subhendu Pattnaik
Director, Marketing
Gallop Solutions
 
Harpreet Singh Tibb
Marketing Director
Kellogg India & South Asia
 
Peter Das
Group Marketing Director
Redberry Group
 
 
Aroon Kumar
GM - Global Marketing
CricHQ
 
Sami Omar Al Zadjali
Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications
Bank Dhofar
 
H.E. Dr AMBASSADOR TAL EDGARS
Chairman
GBSH Consult Worldwide
 
Ruchi Aggarwal
Director - Partner Strategy and Marketing
Microsoft
 
 
Jacqueline Alexis Thng
Partner
Prophet
 
Eric Chang
Head of Brand & Digital, Brand & Digital Department Marketing Division
AIA Bhd
 
Steven Philip Warner
President (VMPL) & Editor-in-Chief
The Dollar Business, Vimbri Media Pvt. Ltd.
 
Ritu Gupta
Director Marketing India CSB
Dell India
 
 
Tom Sitati
Partner
Brand Integrated Consulting LLP
 
Cherry Koay
Director of Digital Marketing,
Southeast Asia and Oceania Hub
Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd
 
Abdulla Mahmood
Director | Marketing and Corporate Communication
Al Ahli Holding Group
 
Harshul Srivastava
Chief Stategy Officer
Asian Entrepreneur Media
 
 
Melvin Poh
Chief Operations Officer
Asian Entrepreneur Media
 
Caroline Mbui
Managing Partner
Nkemi Consulting
 
Mary Tse
Regional Marketing Director, Business Region Asia Pacific
Fiskars Asia Pacific Limited
 
Yusuf Hassan
CEO & Chief Creative
roop

Role Players


 
 

Jacqueline Alexis Thng

Partner

Prophet


Jacqueline is a Partner of Prophet Hong Kong. She has over 20 years of strategic consulting experience working across of diverse industries both on a global and regional basis. Jacqueline's expertise includes business strategy, marketing, customer experience, branding, consumer & market research, business and product innovation. Jacqueline was recently bestowed as one of the World's Most Influential Marketing Leaders 2015 by World Marketing Congress.


Some of her projects include strategy and branding work for Vodafone, Ericsson, Philips, Motorola, Telkom (Indonesia), Celcom (Malaysia), Airtel (India), Limitless (Dubai), M1, Nokia, GE and Intel. Other strategic projects include employee value proposition & engagement for Allianz, branding/value proposition for Fullerton Financial (Temasek Holdings), regional growth pillars for CapitaMall Trust, growth strategy and branding (5-year roadmap) for Bank Mandiri, branding/strategy for Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered Bank and Asia entry/growth strategy for Sara Lee Asia Pacific. Other notable clients include Singapore Aerospace, PSA, NOL, DBS Bank, China Airlines and Deutsche Bank.


Prior to joining Prophet, she was Managing Director of Brand Union/Ogilvy (WPP) and CEO of Lexis Branding (affiliate of Saffron Consultants) where she grew the strategy practice of both agencies in Asia Pacific. She is a prominent speaker at conferences and contributes regularly to regional media. Jacqueline was one of the top graduates on the Dean List of National University of Singapore with a Degree in Business Administration majoring in corporate finance, marketing and business policy.



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Prophet
 

Padmanabhan Rangappa

Founder and CEO

Brand Traction Pte Ltd



Marketing veteran Paddy Rangappa graduated from IIM Ahmedabad in 1988, worked for 13 years in Procter & Gamble in India, Indonesia and Australasia ASEAN India, and 14 years in McDonald's: as Vice President, Brand Development for Asia Pacific Middle East Africa, he was responsible for beverages - especially McCafe - desserts and breakfast in the region.

He is the author of Spark: How Powerful Insights and Brilliant Advertising Can Grow Brands (Penguin Random House - India and Palgrave Macmillan - ex-India)

His consultancy focuses on business growth through brand strategy and communication. He is based in Singapore with clients in India and SE Asia.


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Founder and CEO
Brand Traction Pte Ltd
 

Paula Taylor

Regional Director

D&AD



Paula has a long history of supporting creative excellence working with organisations such as the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Court Theatre, the British Film Institute, the British Independent Film Awards, Frieze London, Cannes Film Festival & Raindance.

Paula heads up South East Asia for D&AD, an organisation that has inspired a community of creative thinkers since 1962 by celebrating and stimulating the finest in design and advertising. She is tasked with developing their long-term growth plans, educational programmes and campaigns for diversity and gender balance in the region.

Passionate about Creativity for Good and social impact, she shares the belief that brands have a responsibility to help change the world for the better by harnessing the power of creativity for good.


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Regional Director
D&AD
 
Dale Lovell

Dale Lovell

Chief Digital Officer

Adyoulike


Dale Lovell is Chief Digital Officer at Adyoulike, Europe's leading native advertising technology platform. Based in London, Dale has worked in journalism, digital publishing, content strategy, branding and creative content marketing for over 15 years. In 2015 he was listed as a BIMA Hot 100, alongside Adyoulike UK MD Francis Turner, recognition as a digital leader in native advertising.

The Adyoulike Native Technology Platform and Network allows brand advertisers to scale their native advertising campaigns across premium and niche publishers with ease from a single point of entry. Publishers benefit from access to the Adyoulike Exchange - a pioneering programmatic native ad marketplace - and the adoption of Adyoulike's ground breaking native SaaS technology. Founded in 2011, Adyoulike's headquarters are in Paris with offices in London and Dubai.


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Adyoulike
 
 

Navin Williams

Chief Executive Officer

MobileMeasure Consultancy Limited



A veteran market researcher and technologist. Navin has worked with some global giants - IMRB, RI, Nielsen & PCCW. Before MM, Navin was the Head of Consumer Research (FMCG) at Nielsen, China.

His quest to drive Mobile Market Research adoption led him to start MOBILEMEASURE. An expert in digital delivery, he is widely regarded as a pioneer in the evolution of Mobile Research and developing markets. Known for his insightful blogs, industry papers and consumer technology adoption, he is a frequent speaker at conferences and client seminars.

Recently his team has expanded its WeChat Panel in China and are expanding their panel services to other Asian countries.

Navin has an MBA from the Univ. of Pune, India. He is based in Shanghai, China with his wife and two children.

  • Author "Handbook of Mobile Market Research" a book published by Wiley and endorsed by ESOMAR
  • Advisory Board Member of Prediqt Mobile, New York
  • ESOMAR Mobile Steering Committee member
  • Mobile MR Curriculum Author & Advisor, MRII, Univ. of Georgia

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    MobileMeasure Consultancy Limited
     
    Benjamin Duvall

    Benjamin Duvall

    Chief Evangelist Asia

    Linkfluence


    Benjamin is Chief Evangelist for Asia at Linkfluence, the leading global social intelligence firm. He has 14 years of experience in global digital marketing working in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Argentina, and the USA.

    Since 2008, Benjamin hashelped companies to understand the complex and fragmented social media environment in East Asia, with a focus on using technology to understand consumers and build trusted brand stories.

    Benjamin has worked with clients across industries, including Lincoln, Unilever, SAP, Danone, andYanjing beer. He holds BAs in Chinese Studies and Political Science from Oberlin College, and an MBA from INSEAD.


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    Linkfluence
     

    Jane-Michele Clark

    Founding Partner, Canadian Business Success Centre

    MBA Professor, Schulich School of Business



    Jane-Michele Clark is a founding partner at the Canadian Business Success Centre, author of soon-to-be-published Point of DistinctionTM, a qualitative research expert, MBA prof at the Schulich School of Business and 10-time nominee for Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. Jane-Michele has some 30 years experience developing highly-effective business strategies, integrated marketing campaigns, customer retention and employee engagement programs for B2B and B2C companies in multiple countries, industries and segments. As part of this work, Jane-Michele has extensive experience helping companies determine how best to work together. Clark's approach is to gain a deep understanding of the issues at hand and the environment in which they are being experienced - and then facilitate sessions to help companies author the best solution.

    Part of this tenure was as the owner of The Q Group, a company she and her partner built from scratch to over $15 million in revenue in under two years. She has helped other companies grow from start-ups into multi-nationals, too. In addition, she has worked extensively with larger clients such as Ainsworth, Ault Foods, BMW, Bell Canada, Citizens Utilities, Delta Hotels, Honeywell, Lexus, Quickmill, RBC Dominion Securities and dozens of other blue chip firms.

    Her strength and passion: Determining what will give a company a strong, sustainable competitive advantage today and tomorrow along with the best ways of making this a reality... including how to leverage partnerships to advantage and how to motivate your employees to realize this vision.

    Jane-Michele has been responsible for several key marketing advances, including the creation of personalized, targeted direct mail in 1980 and, in 1996, the introduction of flat rate long distance for a US telecommunications client - 18 months before AT&T got word of what they were doing and contacted the client to say they were going to copy the move. In both cases, these initiatives caused significant, permanent changes in two industries.

    Jane-Michele was also responsible for the introduction of market research to the Middle East in the early 1980s. As a result of these and other ongoing innovations in the marketing arena, Jane-Michele has been nominated 10 times for Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.

    Jane-Michele facilitates full-day peer-to-peer mentoring/ strategic sessions that are held twice a quarter for company presidents and other senior managers of companies in the GTA. Jane-Michele also conducts corporate training sessions and seminars and speaks regularly on personal branding and professional growth topics.

    In addition to her extensive corporate strategy worked, Jane-Michele has been teaching in the MBA program at the Schulich School of Business on a part-time basis for the past 17 years. Topics include: Marketing Management, Market Research, International Marketing and Strategic Marketing Planning.

    Having worked on both client and agency sides in multiple sectors, and having worked in Canada (with clients in the US and the Caribbean, too) and been responsible for marketing activities in the UAE, Kuwait and Qatar for a French company, Jane-Michele's students benefit from myriad business perspectives and case examples. As a result, she has been nominated multiple times for the SSB Teaching Excellence Award and as a member of the Teaching Excellence committee.

    In addition, she is a Strategy Field Study Chair and the BBA Case Competition Program Director.

    Jane-Michele Clark is a founding partner at the Canadian , author of soon-to-be-published Point of DistinctionTM, part-time MBA prof and corporate trainer, and 10-time nominee for Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.

    Jane-Michele has 30 years' experience. on both client and agency sides, developing highly-effective business strategies, integrated marketing campaigns, customer retention and employee engagement programs for B2B and B2C companies in multiple sectors, in dozens of industries, in Canada, the US, Caribbean and Middle East.

    Part of this tenure was as the owner of The Q Group, a company she and her partner built from scratch to over $15 million in revenue in under two years. She has helped other companies grow from start-ups into multi-nationals, too. In addition, she has worked extensively with larger clients such as Lexus, BMW, Bell Canada, Citizens Utilities, Delta Hotels, Honeywell, RBC Dominion Securities and dozens of other blue chip firms.

    One of her passions: Communicating her experience and knowledge with students at the Schulich School of Business where, for over 16 years, she has been teaching marketing-related subjects. Jane-Michele's students benefit from her highly-interactive teaching approach and her use of real-life case examples.  As a result, she has been nominated multiple times for the SSB Teaching Excellence Award and is a member of the Teaching Excellence committee. In addition, she is a Strategy Field Study Chair and the BBA Case Competition Program Director.



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    Babita Baruah

    Senior Vice President and Head - PO1 Unit

    J Walter Thompson





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    Ian Mullins

    CEO

    Adspruce



    Ian Mullins is the Founder and CEO of AdSpruce, a leading programmatic mobile video technology company. Ian is passionate about mobile technology and has over 15 years' experience in the mobile industry. He is an expert in mobile video delivery, HTML5 ads, data analysis and targeting of video ads to mobile phones and has extensive experience with advertising technologies as well as real-time ad decisioning and tracking. Ian holds an MSc in IT and Data Communications (Distinction) from Lancaster University and a degree in Business and Finance from Swansea University. He began his career as an Investment Analyst for Talisman House in London before moving into technical trading (now called programmatic) for Engage Energy and then Mobile Technology Strategy for Morse Plc in 2000. He later worked as the CTO for The Games Arcade, a mobile games service, and then set up Yamgo TV to deliver live TV and video to feature phones in India and Emerging markets. In his spare time he loves skydiving, paragliding, white-water kayaking and mountain biking.



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    CEO
    Adspruce
     
    Ovick Alam

    Ovick Alam

    Co-founder & CEO

    WebAble


    Ovick is a digital media entrepreneur who was awarded "Asia's Most Influential Digital Media Professional" citation by World Brand Congress. He co-founded WebAble (2013), a digital creative agency. Besides helping his clients with digital strategy and execution, Ovick also facilitates corporate trainings for marketing professionals and speaks at Digital Marketing events. In 2015, at the age of 26, Ovick was listed in the "FS 15 Under 35" for his achievements in the Digital Marketing sector.


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    WebAble
     

    Thomas Alix

    Vice President & Head of e-commerce and digital

    KEYRUS Digital



    Thomas Alix is in charge to lead and develop ecommerce, omnichannel and O2O projects for Keyrus in APAC. With 15 years of professional experience in digital, both in strategy and implementation projects (banking, media, retailer, services), Thomas pays a key role to support many international and local companies in their digital transformation. Graduated from Sciences-Po Paris and postgratuated from CELSA (Paris-Sorbonne University), a major school in the information and communication sciences, he is also the author of a book on internet industry.

    Keyrus is a consulting company focused on 3 main domains of expertise: data intelligence, digital experience, management consulting. With our team (2 500 worldwide in 15 countries), we have delivered successfully a lot of projects in China and Asia for services companies, retailers and brands (international and local). From design to delivery, Keyrus has developed a unique expertise in omnichannel, putting the customer datas at the core of the solutions.



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    Vice President & Head of e-commerce and digital
    KEYRUS Digital
     
    Pablo Amate

    Pablo Amate

    Head of Marketing

    Sprooki



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    Sprooki
     
     

    Arpan Chatterjee

    Business Head - Digital Media

    Hindu Group of Publications (Kasturi & Sons Ltd)



    Arpan Chatterjee with over 19 years of experience is a Media specialist with diversified experience across leadership roles in Indian media companies and new economy businesses.

    Arpan's currently leads and manages the Digital Media initiatives with The Hindu Group of Publications across all media properties and platforms. He has been CSMO for a group publication of one of India's largest Media brand - Dainik Jagran, prior to which he headed the Inside Sales & Marketing function across North America & Asia markets with an eBay partner company. As a Internet start-up specialist & associated with the digital landscape since 1999 he was a part of the startup team at Webdunia , which was India's first Indian Language Internet Portal & Technology services company and as Sales Head & maximized the operation of Dice Inc in India which was a joint venture with CyberMedia Group, creating India's first IT job portal.

    Arpan started his career with Times of India.

    An alumni of IIM - Calcutta (SMP), Arpan has been associated with industry bodies like MRUC (Media Research Users Council) & RSCI (Readership Studies Council of India) Listening and researching on contemporary jazz music is his favourite hobby. .



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    Business Head - Digital Media
    Hindu Group of Publications
    (Kasturi & Sons Ltd)
     

    Husain Habib

    Co-Founder- Business Head

    Hats-Off



    A Graduate(Management) from IIT-Bombay and Commerce Honors from R.D.National College. A deep rooted past experience as a Film Director, Scriptwriter and Photography. Husain expertise's with an acumen to acquire new business and service in Digital Media and Technology working with Brands in India and Across the Globe with a "Belief In building a unique personality with work, team and clients"


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    Co-Founder- Business Head
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    Divya Uttam

    Vice President - Digital

    Havas Worldwide



    Divya has 10 years of experience with leading Fortune 500 brands including 7UP, Microsoft, Samsung, Airtel, Aviva, Maruti, Dettol, through digital transformation by planning and executing strategies including mobile, social media, innovative technology based solutions in order to benefit the businesses. She has won national and international awards like Spikes, IDMA, Goafest for her work. She was also listed in the Top 30 Under 30 by Impact Magazine as Future Leaders of Creative and Media agencies in 2014. She has worked with Global Agency Networks like BBDO, Cheil Worldwide and Razorfish. Currently she works as Business Head and Vice President – Digital for Havas Worldwide.


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    Vice President - Digital
    Havas Worldwide
     

    Shivanandan Pare

    Vice President - Head Ecommerce and Chief Digital Officer

    Madura Lifestyle & Fashion



    Shivanandan Pare heads trendin.com at Madura fashion and Lifestyle (MFL), he Joined MFL to build e-commerce business. Over the last 3 years he has successfully built and grown trendin.com at an annualised rate of over 170%. He is instrumental to have built a true internet start-up culture within MFL. Scaled the team to over 120 members team with over 40 engineering and product specialists. He has over the last 3 years built the business to a monthly run rate of close to USD 2 Mn, during this period trendin.com has emerged as the largest ecommerce destination from any apparel brick and mortar players. In terms of traffic its amongst the top 10 pure fashion ecommerce players (Comscore).

    Prior to this he was the COO of BIGADDA.com where he transformed the company into an e-commerce destination and scaled within 12 months to a USD 0.75Mn monthly revenue run rate. As part of the president's (strategy and new initiatives) team at Reliance entertainment he actively drove the group's foray into media and entertainment industry. He strategized and executed the groups bidding for radio licenses, entry into broadcasting, online gaming, movie rental, social networking and cinema business. He also lead managed the acquisition of the animation business for Reliance Entertainment.

    Prior to joining Reliance group he was with Meghraj financial services, a boutique investment bank, where he was Senior Manager - business development, debt restructuring practises. He started his career with Onkyo India Private Limited. .


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    Vice President - Head Ecommerce and Chief Digital Officer
    Madura Lifestyle & Fashion
     

    Gaurav Kachru

    Chief Executive Officer
    (Internet & TV Commerce)

    India Today Group



    Gaurav is an entrepreneurial business leader & early stage investor. He is the CEO, Internet & TV Commerce with India Today Group and part of their digital think-tank. Gaurav is also a founder at Startup Superfuel along with Pearl Uppal, a seed fund which invests in promising startups. Their portfolio includes kartrocket.com, roposo.com, dataweave.in and talkingthreads.in.

    Previously, Gaurav founded & build dealsandyou.com & fashionandyou.com with his wife Pearl Uppal. He also led businesses in Asia for Fortune 100 companies like General Electric & Manpower Incorporated.

    Gaurav is passionate about building innovative & practical solutions for growing the Indian digital eco-system.



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    Chief Executive Officer
    (Internet & TV Commerce)
    India Today Group
     

    Neha Kulwal

    Chief Executive Officer

    Admitad Media Private Limited
    (owned by Admitad GMBH)



    Neha Kulwal has 7 years of Digital marketing experience and have been associated with Indian affiliate industry since the start. Prior to Admitad she has worked with Optimise for four years as Associate Director-Client servicing handling more than 180 merchants along with her team.

    With her expertise and unrivalled knowledge of affiliate industry and her proactive nature to identify the requirements of clients and affiliates, she has achieved excellent growth across a variety or verticals.

    She believes in continuous learning and adapting an innovative approach and is proficient in grasping new technical concepts quickly and utilizing them in a productive manner. She has initiated lot of projects in different verticals and have been successful in executing them in affiliate and mobile industry.


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    Chief Executive Officer
    Admitad Media Private Limited
    (owned by Admitad GMBH)
     

    Prateek Panda

    Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer

    Appknox



    Prateek is the Co-founder and CMO at Appknox, a mobile security company that helps businesses and developers make their mobile apps more secure. He is also the Founder and Managing Editor of TheTechPanda.com, one of India's fastest growing startup blogs.

    He started his first venture, Achillean, at the age of 19 which catered to the software needs of educational institutes and SMEs. He also had a short stint at Pluggd.in, popularly known as the TechCrunch of India.


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    Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer
    Appknox
     
    Gaurav Kulshreshtha

    Gaurav Kulshreshtha

    Head, Digital Marketing

    Bajaj Auto, International Business


    Gaurav currently heads digital marketing at Bajaj Auto, international business where he evangelizes digital marketing for all their international markets. This includes around 50 markets from Latin America, South Asia, ASEAN, Middle-East & Africa.

    His past works:
    GM India. Head, digital marketing - where he lead digital for all brands. Quasar - GroupM. Lead, digital marketing duties for Microsoft, GM, Plan India & Reuters. Infosys. Software engineer for a global labeling project for Adidas

    By Qualification, he is an MBA in communications from MICA and B. Tech. in IT from HBTI Kanpur.


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    Bajaj Auto, International Business
     

    Sandeep Singh

    Executive Vice President - Brand Solutions

    Saavn



    Sandeep (Sandy) Singh, EVP, Brand Solutions, Saavn handles revenue responsibilities for APAC and beyond. He and his team have established strong relationships for Saavn with over 400 brands, including Apple, AT&T, Western Union, Pepsi, Samsung, Hyundai, Tata, Microsoft, and Amazon. Sandy has over 16 years of industry experience working across media houses in various capacities, with a career-long focus on evangelizing digital as the next frontier for brands to engage with their audiences.



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    Executive Vice President - Brand Solutions
    Saavn
     

    Charulata Ravi Kumar

    Chief Executive Officer

    Razorfish (A division of TLG India Pvt Ltd)



    Discovery, Innovation and Transformation must be a Way of Life - A transformational journey of 27 years from Calcutta to Bombay via Middle East and London with stop-overs in US, Europe, Singapore, Australia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. She has global experience in Business Transformation across the best Marcom groups - Publicis Groupe, WPP and IPG. She set up the first Integrated Marketing Agency in Middle East and India and, Product of the Year, the largest ever survey of over 30,000 Indian consumers, for recognising innovations in consumer products.

    She has international experience across over 20 countries a) Strategic Business and Brand Transformation b) Mergers & Acquisitions c) Managing Global Networks d) Integrated Marketing e) Brand and Communication Strategy development and strategic planning f) Partnerships and Alliances, g) Innovation h) Customer-centric Innovation strategies i) Experiential platforms j) B2B Strategies.

    She is a board member at several MNCs and she has held the position of Sub-committee member at Bengal Chamber of Commerce.

    She is currently CEO at Razorfish India, the largest Business and Digital Transformation organisation in India and one of the largest in the world. It is part of the Publcis Group.

    She is a columnist with leading publications n India, writing on topics such as Leadership, Business Transformation, Digital, Brand Marketing, Politics and Socio Cultural and Socio Economic Issues.

    She is a regular speaker at Leadership, Business Transformation., Innovation, Youth and Women's forums and a Key Speaker at The Wharton India Economic Forum in Philadelphia.

    She is also an Advisor on Innovations and a corporate coach & trainer. She also teaches leadership & communication in leading institutions in Mumbai and is on the advisory board of The Vishwakarma University at Pune.

    She has been awarded by several industry bodies and women's organisations for her contribution.

    Below are few of her columns :

    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/catalyst/the-new-indian-diwa/article7507437.ece - "Meet the New Indian DIWA"
    http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-09-23/news/66822808_1_maggi-brandwatch-innovations
    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/the-art-of-moving-on/871378/
    http://indianexpress.com/tag/turning-around-brand-manmohan/(Written during his tenure as PM)
    http://www.financialexpress.com/news/miller-s-fables/1236820 Are you one of them who should not read BBC India Correspondent Sam Miller's book "A Strange Kind of Paradise"?


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    Chief Executive Officer
    Razorfish
    (A division of TLG India Pvt Ltd)
     

    Aditya Save

    CMO- Shaadi.com

    People Interactive Pvt Ltd



    Aditya Save is the Senior Vice President of People Interactive and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Shaadi.com, The Worlds' No. 1 Matchmaking Service. Aditya has over 15 years of experience in developing and implementing strategies for consumer-oriented business as a marketing practitioner.

    Prior to joining People Group, Aditya was heading Marico's Global Centre of Excellence for Digital and Media and his portfolio covered markets across Africa and Asia, each with their unique mix of consumer & product mix.

    For more than a decade now, Aditya has worked with in-market brands across Foods, Personal care & Healthcare. He has led multiple new product incubation projects & has more than 1000 hours of one-to-one consumer insighting experience.

    Besides his regular corporate role, Aditya is the Corporate Services Director at an NGO & and is a visiting faculty at MBA schools. He was a member of the inaugural MMA India council & has spoken at MMA forums in Singapore, Delhi & London. His paper on Mobile Marketing has been published by the IDM in the UK. Aditya has also served on the Board of Advisors for DMTI & mentors select entrepreneurs and start-ups.

    Aditya is a certified psychological counselor & is currently working on research for a book about the interaction of digital technology & consumer psychology.


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    People Interactive Pvt Ltd
     
    Somnath Kedia

    Somnath Kedia

    Business Head

    IFB Industries


    Somnath Kedia is a Management & Engineering graduate having 20 years (+) of quality experience in Sales, Marketing & Product management. He's responsible for the entire P & L of the business handled at IFB. Somnath has travelled around the globe on business, starting from USA, Germany, Italy, Czech republic, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, China, Thailand, Dubai etc.

    He has created a strong and dedicated team of fellow colleagues and constantly motivate them and throw them new challenges for their growth. Somnath specialises in building business from scratch and growing the same and making company's bottom line stronger. His biggest USP has been turning unprofitable businesses/ companies in to highly profitable one within shortest time possible. He posses strong entrepreneurial skills with a pleasing personality. He has been actively involved with various NGO's like Beti Padhao Beti Bhacho, Stop killer on wheels etc...


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    IFB Industries
     

    Rishi Sharma

    Head Customer Engagement, Digital & Events

    Grasim Industries Ltd., Aditya Birla Group



    A Marketing 2.0 specialist, Digital Evangelist & Student of life with over 16 years of experience across Advertising Agencies, Multinational Company & large Indian Global Organization, having worked key functions like Strategic Planning, Sports Marketing, Research and Brand Strategy with an exposure to global markets like Gulf, Singapore, USA, China, and Europe.

    Specialties:

    #Branding: Brand Architecture, Brand Identity Development, Creative Strategy & Portfolio Strategy, #Advertising, PR & Corporate Communications, #Loyalty & #CRM, #Digital, Consumer Research, Integrated Communications, Events, Brand Activation & Experiential Marketing, Global & Multi-Culture functions, Talent Management, Training and public speaking skills. This includes P&L responsibilities for over three years.


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    Head Customer Engagement, Digital & Events
    Grasim Industries Ltd., Aditya Birla Group
     

    Ram Jalan

    Group Digital Marketing Head

    Wave Group



    Fourteen years of sales, marketing and business leadership and experience across consumer and digital businesses, telecom and FMCG, Ram is an entrepreneur and digital marketing expert rolled into one. Ram has worked with companies like Reliance Communication, Emami Limited, IMImobile UK, BATALCO, Askme.com, Businessworld Media and others. Currently, he is the Group Digital Marketing Head of Wave Group a leader in Infrastructure, Malls, Multiplex, Cinemas, Education and Sports Franchise business. Ram is passionate about internet, gamification and Smart technologies likes of AR-VR, IOT, Home Automation, etc. He is a true believer of Make in India and has been working with start-ups in new-tech domain. He is a visiting faculty at management institutes in Delhi-NCR and a frequent speaker at digital marketing forums. Ram has been quoted in various marketing case studies of HBR, IIM, AIMA and recently was covered by Facebook in a Digital Marketing Success Case Study in Real Estate domain. He tweets regulalry on @ram_jalan and blogs on hashinglife.com and callmeramzo.in.


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    Amit Doshi

    Head - Consumer Marketing And Digital

    Lenovo India Pvt.Ltd.



    Amit Doshi heads Consumer Marketing and Digital at Lenovo South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh). In his current role, Amit leads the brand mandate across PC and smart devices categories for Lenovo in the region. He is based in Bangalore and is responsible for brand development and marketing communication across traditional and digital media. With nearly 13 years of rich experience, Amit has worked across FMCG and Technology industries. Amit started his career with Perfetti Van Melle and later spent close to a decade at food major Britannia - one of India's most loved and trusted brands. In his career, he has done stints across Sales, Key Account Management, Innovation and Brand Marketing disciplines. Amit is credited with having nurtured NutriChoice in its formative years. NutriChoice is now one of India's premier health brands. At Lenovo, Amit has been a part of the brand's transformation from a PC only technology brand to one of the fastest growing smart phones brand, led by disruptive work in Digital and Social media. He was awarded the Star Youth Achiever Award by the Youth Marketing Forum in 2013 and has been a part of creative and media projects that have won Effie Awards, Emvie Awards and Abby Awards.


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    Lenovo India Pvt.Ltd.
     
    Manish Kishore

    Manish Kishore

    Director and Chief Executive Officer

    Digitally Inspired Media Pvt. Ltd


    Manish Kishore is Director & CEO of 'Digitally Inspired Media', an award winning Creative Digital Agency headquartered in Chennai. With a Masters in Digital Marketing, he started his career in Mumbai in the TV industry and then co-founded his agency in 2012, which has branched out to Mumbai and Bangalore and provides a plethora of media services backed with an incredible clientele.

    He has also co-created an award winning media platform called "Awesome Machi" which creates and distributes original entertainment content for the global Tamilians. With a penchant for art, he created "High On This" an Art Studio, which is a network of Artists and Illustrators, focusing on Art services for brands.

    Apart from work, he is also a passionate traveler and actively involves in social service for a group of educational institutions in Tamil Nadu.


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    Abhay Johorey

    Abhay Johorey

    Head Digital Solutions
    (Consumer Bank)

    IDFC Bank


    Abhay is responsible for articulating the digital needs for the consumer banking businesses covering acquisition, fulfillment and service across all products and customer segments. He work's closely with the central digital team to enable digital solutions and ensure that we are able to build a differentiated customer experience and drive cost optimization in the consumer bank.

    Abhay joins us from Airtel where he was the CEO for Airtel Online and was accountable for creating & running the largest set of online properties with a transaction value of almost USD 1.5 Billion. Prior to his stint with Airtel, Abhay has worked for Aviva and Citigroup for over 20 years in Financial Services across multiple roles in operations and technology. Abhay is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta and IIT Roorkee. His hobbies are cartooning & listening to music.


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    IDFC Bank
     

    Vinit Thakkar

    Vice President - Digital, New Business Development, Licensing & Publishing

    Universal Music India Pvt. Ltd.



    Vinit is a veteran in the music industry with a decades experience spanning domains such as Digital, Licensing, Talent Management, Film Production, Marketing & Distribution, Music Publishing, Music festival and Brand Partnerships.

    Currently he heads the Digital, New Business Development, Licensing and Music Publishing portfolio, for South Asia, at Universal Music. The Digital & Licensing business includes distribution, marketing, promotion and monetization of content across all Digital and Broadcast platforms. The New Business Development team led by Vinit partners with India's leading brands to develop and implement strategic music centred solutions. The team also runs India's largest Music & Camping festival - EVC (Enchanted Valley Carnival). Vinit also spearheads the EMI Records India music label initiative; a partnership with leading Bollywood director Mohit Suri.

    Prior to Universal, he spent 6 years with Sony Music. Before joining the music industry, Vinit has spent over five years with companies like Citibank and Titan.


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    Rajdeep Chatterjee

    Rajdeep Chatterjee

    Head of Digital Marketing

    Microsoft Mobile Devices Group



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    Prashanth Challapalli

    Executive Vice President & Digital Head - iContract

    Contract Advertising





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    Manu Monga

    VP & Head
    (Digital Marketing, Campaigns, Web Product & Portfolio)

    Axis Bank




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    Amit Vyas

    Co-Founder and CEO

    Nexa



    Amit is the co-founder and CEO of Nexa, the largest independent digital marketing agency in the UAE, that was founded in 2005. Amit has successfully guided the growth of the business through technology investments, acquisitions, development of new product lines and strategic partnerships in line with the overall strategy of developing proprietary technology and intellectual property. Amit works closely with a number of large multinational brands, developing executable marketing and lead generation strategies using digital channels.



    Amit holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science and Business Management from Aston University, UK; is well respected in the Middle East and is a regular guest speaker at digital marketing events in the Middle East and in North America.



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    Nexa
     

    Sweta Srivastava Vikram

    CEO-Founder

    NimmiLife



    Sweta Srivastava Vikram (www.swetavikram.com), featured by Asian Fusion as "one of the most influential Asians of our time," is the CEO-Founder of NimmiLife (www.nimmilife.com). The company helps you attain your goals by elevating your creativity & productivity while paying attention to your wellness. A graduate of Columbia University, she is also an award-winning writer, Amazon bestselling author of 11 books, writing coach, digital marketing consultant, and wellness practitioner living in New York City. Sweta helps people and brands create and share purposeful content from a mindful place. In her spare time, Sweta also teaches the power of yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation & mindfulness to corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, creative types, and female trauma survivors.


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    Ritu Kapur

    Founder and CEO

    Quintillion Media Private Ltd



    Over the past one year Ritu has co-founded The Quint, a mobile first, digital only news and content site. The Quint is targeted at India's millennials and creates a seamless blend of video, audio, graphics and text. The site has created quite a buzz in a very short while with Facebook fan following of 3.7 million. Ritu joined Network 18 as a founder member in 1992. She started with producing THE INDIA SHOW, the country's first local production on a satellite channel, Star plus. In 1995 Ritu moved to drama on television, as director and screenplay writer, with a real life docu-drama series, BHANWAR. When Network 18 launched an English News Channel (CNN IBN) Ritu took over as its Features Editor Ritu pioneered Citizen Journalism on Indian Television in 2008 when she launched "The CJ show" on CNN IBN. The platform aimed to democratize news on television, enabling every Indian to contribute and raise issues, using the mobile phone as the news gathering tool. The show won several awards. In 2011, Ritu launched History TV18 (a joint venture with A+E Networks) as the Head of Programming, while continuing her work as the Features Editor on CNN IBN. The channel became the leading factual channel within months of the launch Ritu has now moved on from Network 18, where she was the Founder and controlling shareholder to co-found Quintillion Media Pvt Ltd. The company's first offering is The Quint - www.thequint.com


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    Aditya Swamy

    Aditya Swamy

    Head Digital Media and Content

    Flipkart Internet Pvt Ltd


    Aditya is passionate about content and the opportunity to build businesses at the intersection of content, brands and technology.

    He leads the digital media and content marketing charter at Flipkart. Using his strong content background and connections in the content eco system, he is building a content network with domain experts across social platforms smartly optimised for search discoverability to enable commerce. Aditya represents the e com industry on the technical committee of BARC, the All India media measurement body.

    Prior to this, he was leading the MTV business in India. He has been instrumental in transforming MTV from a TV channel into a multi platform content network. Building connections with brands and content, he has led the branded entertainment charge in India and is extremely well connected with senior leaders in the advertiser, creators and agency network. Credited with bringing music back to MTV, he has created some of the most popular original music content and has actively supported the Indian indie scene and even created an exclusive destination for indie content with a landmark brand partnership. MTV grew to become a digital powerhouse during his tenure grabbing users across the digital eco system. Active in the speaker and conference circuit in India and globally, he has been an evangelist for MTV and for Indian music and content. He has represented India as a jury member at the Cannes Lions in 2014.

    Aditya started his career at Coca Cola in sales and then moved to play various roles in the corporate marketing group. Creating communication, buying media , executing sponsorships , signing celebrities and rolling out large scale events , he has experience playing with all the marketing levers.


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    Flipkart Internet Pvt Ltd
     

    Kanika Mohan Saxena

    Managing Partner

    Why?Stay! Calm! Entertainment



    With about 16 years of Experience, my core competencies are in the areas of Business setup, Revenue Generation, Marketing, Content Development for TV, Digital and Films.

    Currently, I hold fort at Why? Stay! Calm! Developing and rolling out Branded Content for brands via Strategic Partnerships and Alliances with Movies, Digital Content Creation, AFP's &Executing Underwater Shoots for Films and Television

    Prior to this, I have worked and headed marketing and strategy teams of a clutch of the buzziest brands in the industry such as Prime Focus World, Fox Star Studios, Balaji Motion Pictures, UTV Entertainment, Sony TV, Zee TV and WPP Communications.



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    Bianca Ghose

    Chief Content Officer and Head - Content Marketing

    HCL Technologies Ltd.



    Bianca plays at the intersection of storytelling, interactive content and marketing. A journalist and storyteller at heart, Bianca has spent over a decade with some of India's most credible news organizations - NDTV, CNBC -TV18 & Thomson Reuters – prior to her move into branded content.

    As Chief Content Officer of HCL Technologies, a $7 bn global technology company, Bianca oversees all internal & external content initiatives to ensure a consistent global experience of the message across platforms. As the Head of HCL's Content Marketing unit , Bianca helps conceptualize, activate and map content marketing programs across all business lines. She is responsible for establishing workflows to institutionalize seamless content ideation & integration across channels.

    Previously, Bianca has led the brand publishing and editorial consulting unit for Weber Shandwick 's India businesses . Bianca has helped key G2000 brands institutionalize content publishing and discovery as a core engine of their communications & marketing mix. From 360 - degree content strategies to campaign conceptualization to overseeing content creation, Bianca is skilled in creative editorial excellence in all forms of storytelling.

    Prior to that, Bianca was an Anchor & Correspondent with NDTV Profit - India's 2nd largest business news channel. During her 7 years with the broadcaster, Bianca has interviewed India's leading corporate leaders & policymakers on events that have given shape to economic & corporate realities in India and abroad. Bianca has covered equity markets, corporate news, technology, pharma & healthcare primarily.

    Bianca is passionate about storytelling, gender issues and environment. She speaks at industry events & guest lectures at media schools on the changing newsroom, the business of journalism and the content marketing ecosystem. She is also an Advisory Board member to the Content Marketing Council of India.


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    HCL Technologies Ltd.
     

    Radhika Shukla

    Country Director, India
    Digital, IP & Events

    News Republic



    Radhika Shukla heads the Country Operations for News Republic in India. She is responsible for driving the revenue, marketing and growth of News Republic in India. She has worked in Indian Mobile & Internet space for more than 11 years. Prior to joining News Republic, she was the Product Head- Digital at The Hindu Group of Publications where she was leading the digital initiatives and was responsible for Hindu's product launches & revenue on mobile. Radhika has worked in New Product Development teams at Aircel and Airtel. She loves heights and depths- when not working you can find her trekking in Himalayas or scuba diving. Radhika is an MBA from FMS, Delhi and Bachelors in Technology from IIT BHU.


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    Digital, IP & Events
    News Republic
     
    Nikhil Taneja

    Nikhil Taneja

    Head of Development,
    Y-Films and Sr. Manager (Talent/Brand Partnerships), YRF

    Yash Raj Films


    I am currently the Development Head of Y-Films and creative produce all Y-Films projects. I'm also a Sr. Manager on Talent & Brand Partnerships at Yash Raj Films. Besides my day job at YRF, I host 'The Awesome TV Show with Nikhil Taneja' for Anupama Chopra's Film Companion on YouTube. I have been teaching at Jai Hind College, Mumbai as a Visiting Faculty to Third Year Journalism Students of BMM for six years now. I curate the Mumbai Film Festival's (MAMI) section on the Digital Narrative, PLAY. I am a columnist and critic for Open Magazine, Huffington Post, Man's World, among others. I have earlier been a journalist with Hindustan Times and a writer-producer with MTV India.


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    Ashish Limaye

    Chief Executive Officer - APAC

    Happy Finish



    Ashish is a respected leader in Indian Marketing and communication space. He has two decades of experience across Media, Sales,Marketing and Production aspect of communication business. Handles Asia region for world's leading creative post production studio and handles two important geographies - China and India. Opinionated on topics pertaining to business, communication and politics, Ashish loves to strike a conversation and engages with audience speaking at key industry forums. Has a dedicated blog of his own - ashishlimaye.com and been a winner of Citizen Journalist awards for CNN - IBN and travelogues on South Africa from NDTV.

    Not an Arm Chair critic and believe in acting on issues which concern us and society. Lust for Travel, Photography, & exploring the world. Curiosity is what drives him.


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    Chief Executive Officer - APAC
    Happy Finish
     

    SUMELI CHATTERJEE

    Head - Marketing, Media & Insights Youth Cluster,

    Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd.



    Marketing to the youth will always be in fashion. Sumeli loves to sport this fashion in style. With a career that spans over a decade, she brings with her a rich experience across brand management, channel marketing, business strategy, portfolio management, sales planning and management consulting across several categories. At MTV India, she has been instrumental in driving MTV's brand equity through several new properties/shows, award -winning marketing concepts and the recent launch of MTV Indies as a platform to showcase independent sub - cultures. Thus, making MTV one of the most followed brands by the younger generation. She has also co- authored several MTV Insights Publications including MTV Many Me Project, MTV Power of One, MTV Age of Sinocence and most recently, MTV The Curious Minds studies and been speaker across several conferences in India and abroad . A marketing and strategy specialist (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management, Indore, she started her career with Coca - Cola India where she has managed leading beverage brands - Thums Up and Maaza; and had also been a part of the core team responsible for New Product Development and Innovations. Post that, she had been associated with MarketGate Consulting, now a part of the Publicis Group, where she had successfully led client engagements across diverse sectors .

    Along with being a pro at her work, Sumeli has also perfected the art of balancing work and home. An avid reader and a foodie, she loves to shake a leg the moment there's some foot stomping music being played - which owing to her job at MTV is almost, every day.


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    AASHISH CHOPRA

    HEAD - CONTENT MARKETING

    IXIGO



    Aashish Chopra is an award winning viral video marketer, having made and marketed videos with millions of shares and gazillion views, with one becoming Asia's most shared branded Facebook post (Campaign Asia) and other getting 40 million views in a week. He also won the Content Marketer of the year in February 2016. He is passionate about content and believes that in the times of declining attention spans and chaotic news-feeds, creativity is the differentiator. He heads content marketing at ixigo. From ideation to execution he has been instrumental in making video marketing a growth hack for ixigo. From driving app installs, to skyrocketing reach with videos. "In today's fast evolving digital landscape, social media strategy for any brand revolves around remarkable content. Content must be compelling and share-worthy, period. Every brand today is turning into a media company." he affirms. He is a sought after speaker on Viral Marketing in India, speaking at conferences and universities. Before diving into video marketing, Aashish was active in visual content marketing, with several Infographics going viral on Slideshare. He lives in Gurgaon, and is dealing with the everyday challenges of having a cat.


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    IXIGO
     
    Zubin Nalawalla

    Zubin Nalawalla

    Co-Founder

    SuperFit.asia


    Zubin Nalawalla has over 12 years experience in Digital media across Social Media, Search Marketing, Client relationships and Strategy execution. His past work associations have been at Google, DraftFCB, Edelman among others. He Co-Founded LIQVD ASIA, the region's first digital experiential marketing company in 2013. Zubin is equally driven by digital and fitness - both which drive equal passion in his life. He's also the Co-Founder of www.SuperFit.asia a curated health, wellness products and services click & mortar venture.

    When Zubin is not charting digital plans or bench pressing, he is behind the mic as an RJ on Mumbai's FM radio.


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    Swati Ailawadi

    Head of Content Marketing

    Livspace.com



    Swati Ailawadi is currently heading the content marketing function at Livspace.com Her expertise is in working with early and growth-stage startups to create engaging user-focused content and building their core content teams. She went to graduate school at NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology). Her background in design has shaped not only her career in content—in diverse areas such as fashion and interiors for both Indian and International audiences—but also her stint as a lifestyle blogger and DIY YouTuber.


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    Rini Bankhwal

    Co-founder & Editor in chief, The Parallel

    The Parallel



    With previous experience in marketing (online & offline) and visual communication in companies like Fabindia, Trendin, Snapdeal & Scoopwhoop, Rini has dabbled with various roles in the digital space. Earlier this year, she co-founded an online beat and agency called, The Parallel. The Parallel is India's first holistic fashion platform that talks business. It is a new age fashion & business manifesto that creates and curates stories on entrepreneurship, craftsmanship, and design in order to foster a healthy and progressive ecosystem. It serves as the north star for growing creative entrepreneurs and bridge the gap between them and their future clients, investors, competitors, and audience. It does so by empowering their readers with original content and by providing services that help make better & informed decisions, gain visibility and build sustainable businesses with impact.


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    Sandeep Verma

    CEO

    Fair research (M) Sdn. Bhd.



    Born and brought up in New Delhi, Sandeep started Fair Research Malaysia in 2013. He has 20+ years of experience in Data Processing, Measurement Science and Data Analysis within the Market Research industry, with stints including working at The Nielsen Company, Indonesia, Kantar Operations, India, IMRB India, Market Probe, India and Pulse Group, Malaysia. Sandeep has a Masters Degree in Operations, Bachelor of Science Degree from Delhi University and Diploma in Computers Application and System Management from NIIT, New Delhi. He has also completed training for Green Belt Six Sigma and ISO 9001.



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    Darshana Geeganage

    Head - Group Retail Market Research & Analysis

    Qatar National Bank Group



    Darshana currently spearheads the "Group Market Research & Analytics" function at Qatar National Bank for Middle East, North Africa, Far East and Europe. Prior to his current role at Qatar National Bank, he has held senior positions at Nielsen Sri Lanka in Retail Measurement and Customized Research Divisions. He also has wide experience in Marketing, Sales and Distribution in Apparel and Industrial Manufacturing sectors.

    Darshana is a Master of Science in Business Analytics from the New York University (Leonard N. Stern School of Business), and a member of the Charted Institute of Marketing (UK).


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    Himalee Madurasinghe

    Chief Executive

    Lanka Market Research Bureau (Pvt) Limited



    With over 25 years of business experience of which 18 years of market research at LMRB, Himalee is a pioneer in the use of specialized research methods, leveraging innovative techniques to help design strategy for leading companies in diverse business sectors. Himalee has been actively involved in insight and idea generation with her clients in building powerful brands. Himalee currently serves as the country representative for ESOMAR in Sri Lanka, being the first to be appointed to this position in 2011. She is also the current President of the Market Research Society of Sri Lanka (MRSSL). Himalee holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and a Bachelor's Degree in Law from the Open University of Sri Lanka.


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    Phan Quang Thinh

    Phan Quang Thinh

    Managing Director

    TITA Research
    (TITA is abbreviation of Turn Insight To Action)


    Phan Quang Thinh, MBA from University of Hawai'I - US, has 20 years' experience in market research. He is one of the few senior people have real experience from both client and agency sides in Vietnam.

    Thinh is Managing Director at TITA Research, the biggest local market research in Vietnam. Before he established TITA Research, he held senior position at Unilever and Nielsen Vietnam.

    He was a speaker at ESOMAR APEC Conference Tokyo 2016 with around 400 audiences from 35 countries.

    Thinh has strong commitment to contribute for society. He was honor to award a Certificate of Merit from President of Ho Chi Minh city in 2015 and Campaign medal in 2014 from Former Deputy Prime Minister for Vietnam education development. Thinh is founder of Poinsettia flower scholarship for high school in rural Vietnam. Besides that he also spends time as guest speaker at famous Universities in Vietnam.




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    Ashu Sabharwal

    PRINCIPAL FOUNDER

    QUALISYS RESEARCH & CONSULTING



    Founder of Qualisys, a research boutique since 1997 Worked on both the client (GPI) as well as the agency side (IMRB International)

    In 1992, the Indian economy was opening up with new categories like telecom, DTH, convenience products, fast-foods entering our country. She has been part of their journey helping companies launch, develop and capture the markets through strategic initiatives. Trained in both quantitative and qualitative research.

    Connecting with people, a high degree of involvement, understanding the strategic imperatives involved and getting into the thick of things are her personal traits. A guest faculty at IIM Lucknow, part of the research team at Centre for marketing in emerging economies, co-authored a book on Lucknow food habits, with IIML



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    Sandeep Budhiraja

    Country Head, MMR India

    MMR Worldwide (India) Pvt Ltd.



    With over 20 years of marketing and branding experience in India & China, Sandeep brings the Asian perspective to his work. He is the Country Head - India for MMR Worldwide.

    He has worked across a wide spectrum of industries, covering FMCG, telecom, services, consumers durable, finance and media. He has worked previously with IMS, TNS, Lowe, IMRB, Nielsen and Millward Brown. His area of interests are sensory, digital, branding, brand tracking, brand equity and segmentation.

    He was Digital Lead for India for TNS and was part of the AP Digital board for TNS. He has extensive experience in working on various multivariate techniques like cluster, latent class segmentation, conjoint and brand equity modelling. He is a visiting faculty at Great Lakes Institute, Indian Institute of Management at Indore, Lucknow & Kozhikode in India. He has been taking full courses on Brand Management, Advertising & Advanced Market Research.

    In his spare time, Sandeep is an avid reader and a fan of Manchester United. He also writes articles in magazines and is working on a book relating to branding.


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    Asmita Sharma

    Associate Director-Healthcare Research

    Unimrkt Research


    A seasoned, detail oriented research and consulting healthcare professional with over 9 years of experience in delivering market & competitive intelligence healthcare projects spanning across diversified geographies. She is well versed with the emerging trends in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector from R&D, regulatory and commercial perspective.

    At Unimrkt, she is heading the Healthcare Research team, managing the research operations and works in close association with clients to set up an efficient research methodology coupled with relevant analysis techniques, and delivering impeccable results within the stipulated time frames.

    Prior to joining Unimrkt, she has worked as a freelance consultant to many MR firms, helping them delivering actionable results based on deeper insights, findings and recommendations.

    Asmita holds a Post Graduate Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from U.I.P.S, Panjab University Chandigarh. She is recipient of the coveted IDMA GP Nair Award from Hon'ble Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, CMD, Biocon and Academic Excellence Award by Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs of India, Ms. Sushma Swaraj.


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    Md. Sadique Akhter

    Md. Sadique Akhter

    CEO and President

    Global Vox Populi / digitGaps


    Md Sadique Akhter is the CEO and President of Global Vox Populi. He is also the Managing Director and Chief Methodologist of digitGaps, a market and competitive intelligence company listed among Top 5 Marketing Research firm by business magazine – Silicon India. He has directed and designed several B2B and B2C research studies incorporating brand positioning, counterfeit analysis, brand valuation, competitive intelligence, M&A analysis, and market segmentation, entry and sizing.

    Sadique has over 7 years of experience in market research, analytics and consulting. He has been previously associated with Pfizer, PharmARC Analytics and IMS Health.


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    Sharmila Das

    Chairwoman & Founder Director

    Purple Audacity Research & Innovation Pvt Ltd



    Sharmila Das is the Founder Director at Purple Audacity and has nearly three decades of experience in the research industry. Prior to starting Purple Audacity, she had led the qualitative function for north and south zones of India for the specialist qualitative unit of IMRB international. She has been instrumental in adapting anthropological approaches such as ethnography, and participatory research to suit the requirements of the professional market research industry. Sharmila today is a much recognized name not only in the world of Market Research but also in the entire corporate sphere. When she is not racking her brains over research findings and analysis she likes to soak up the cultural activities happening around the city- be it theatres or heritage walks. Finding patterns in the seemingly diverse seems to be something Sharmila does effortlessly.



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    Priyanka Bhargav

    Head-Research &Insights

    Myntra Designs Pvt. Ltd.


    With over 13 years of experience, I enjoy art of story-telling using data. Nielsen, Tata, Jet Airways, IMRB and Myntra have given me opportunity to hone this skill and grow into a fine consultant generating insights and implications from data.

    At Myntra, I am expanding my work profile into branding and digital marketing. Successful executed insights driven campaigns like "House of International brand", "Try Myntra, you'll love it" and "Myntra EORS". I actively utilise benefits of social media to track SOV and sentiment analysis across forums, microblogs using NLP. I am transforming/institutionalising Research and Insights function- internal and external to Myntra ecosystem. At IMRB International, (A WPP group company), I was managing P&L for South/West. I pitched, won clients like Idea Cellular, Vodafone, Tata Steel, Nissan, Sab Miller, Lifestyle, Reliance Retail. Nominated for leadership role and mentored by industry experts.

    "In God I believe, for everything else bring data". I am trained kathak dancer, with keen interest in history, civilizations and culture. I love to read, teach, travel.


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    Head-Research &Insights
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    Pravin Shekar

    Pravin Shekar

    Kreator-in-Chief / CEO

    KREA


    Pravin is a start - up specialist and a parallel entrepreneur.

    Pravin heads KREA (Healthcare research) and is an angel/social investor in CANDO
    ( BPO by/for the physically challenged) & Ins8 , an Agile Idea Validation startup.

    Pravin is a recipient of:

  • The " Emerging Leader in Market Research" 4Under40 Award from the Ame rican Marketing Association
  • A Finalist in the ESOMAR - Excellence- Award for standards of performance in market research.


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    Awards

    Real Estate & Infrastructure Round Table & Awards
    25th November, 2016
    Taj Lands End, Mumbai
    Health Care Leadership Awards
    23rd November, 2016
    Taj Lands End, Mumbai
    Mobbys
    24th November, 2016
    Taj Lands End, Mumbai
    Award Winners: 2015 / 2014
    50 Most Influential Global Marketing Leaders
    24th November, 2016
    Taj Lands End, Mumbai
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    Big Data & Business Analytics Awards
    24th November, 2016
    Taj Lands End, Mumbai
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    Master Brand Awards
    24th November, 2016
    Taj Lands End, Mumbai
    Brand Excellence Awards
    24th November, 2016
    Taj Lands End, Mumbai
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    Global Marketing Excellence Awards
    24th November, 2016
    Taj Lands End, Mumbai
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    India Srilanka Bangladesh Business Partnership Summit & Awards

    27th November, 2015
    Taj Lands End, Mumbai

    50 Most Influential Digital Marketing Leaders
    24th November, 2016
    Taj Lands End, Mumbai
    Past Edition:
    Designomics
    25th November, 2016
    Taj Lands End, Mumbai
    Past Edition:
    / 2013 / 2012 / 2011

    100 Marketing Leaders

    25th November, 2016
    Taj Lands End, Mumbai
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    Corporate Excellence Awards
    28th November, 2015
    Taj Lands End, Mumbai
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    The Smart Card & e-Payment Awards
    19th February, 2016
    Taj Lands End, Mumbai
    50 Most Talented CMO'S of India
    Award Winners:
    Women Super Achievers Award
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    Galerie Handlowe is the biggest professional magazine that presents retail market in Poland. Published since 2012 in the form of a monthly magazine, is the only magazine about shopping malls available inter alia in Empik stores across the country. As many as 80 pages of content in an exclusive edition is an access to unique knowledge for tenants and local entrepreneurs about the current situation on the market of shopping centers. It's also a great guide for executives and managers of commercial buildings who care about the development of commercial networks, that allows to keep abreast of competitors activities.



    India Entrepreneurs Club is a platform for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners. We provide mentorship, funding, latest news, strategies and perspectives from the world of Entrepreneurship.
    You can also find your Co-Founder, Mentor/Mentee, and a Marketplace on various products & services at lesser rates on our platform
    . We facilitate you to develop new skills and keep you updated through conferences and workshops. The aim of these events is to learn, network and share knowledge among the entrepreneurial community.
    With a mission to create Entrepreneurs for the nation, IndiaEClub has built an ecosystem of Business leaders and investors, start-ups, and MSMEs. We have connected over 10,000+ entrepreneurs and have a strong presence in 15+ cities in India.



    Africa Outlook is a digital and print product aimed at boardroom and hands-on decision-makers across a wide range of industries on the continent.

    With content compiled by our experienced production team ensuring delivery to the highest standards, we look to promote the latest in engaging news, industry trends and success stories from the length and breadth of Africa.

    The magazine is owned and published by Outlook Publishing, who also produce global business titles, Asia Outlook and Europe & Middle East Outlook, providing a superb platform for advertisers and media partners to showcase your services and place you in the hands of the continent's most influential people.



    Europe & Middle East Outlook is a digital and print product aimed at boardroom and hands-on decision-makers across a wide range of industries in the region.

    With content compiled by our experienced production team ensuring delivery to the highest standards, we look to promote the latest in engaging news, industry trends and success stories from the length and breadth of both Europe and the Middle East.

    The magazine is owned and published by Outlook Publishing, who also produce global business titles, Asia Outlook and Africa Outlook, providing a superb platform for advertisers and media partners to showcase your services and place you in the hands of the continent's most influential people.

    Galerie Handlowe
    www.magazyngalerie.pl
    India Entrepreneurs Club
    www.indiaeclub.com
    Africa Outlook
    www.africaoutlookmag.com
    Europe & Middle East Outlook
    www.emeoutlookmag.com
     



    Asia Outlook is a digital and print product aimed at boardroom and hands-on decision-makers across a wide range of industries on the continent.

    With content compiled by our experienced production team ensuring delivery to the highest standards, we look to promote the latest in engaging news, industry trends and success stories from the length and breadth of Asia.

    The magazine is owned and published by Outlook Publishing, who also produce global business titles, Africa Outlook and Europe & Middle East Outlook, providing a superb platform for advertisers and media partners to showcase your services and place you in the hands of the continent's most influential people.



    When launched in November 2006, Business Islamica was the first monthly magazine of its kind in the Middle East, specifically covering all aspects of Islamic business and finance both regionally and internationally. The magazine's objective is to spearhead awareness initiatives about Shari'ah-based finance, heighten knowledge of its core principles and practices and feature the latest developments in this industry. Islamic finance, which was once considered as no more than an interesting aspect on the periphery of mainstream finance, has emerged as a major global force, developing and growing faster than its conventional counterpart. Our editorial covers interviews with key industry leaders, case studies, and features on a wide range of topics such as; Islamic Banking, Wealth Management, Takaf ul (Islamic Insurance) , Islamic investments, Marketing and Branding of Shari'ah-compliant products, Regulatory Issues, Islamic Financial Markets, Sukuk, Islamic Evolution and Global Islamic developments.



    Times International is a leading media, information and communications company with some of the strongest brand names in magazine publishing. It is committed to providing the most outstanding, the most relevant and the most valuable media brands. Over the years it has helped create awareness and generate public opinion on critical issues and choices in business, economy and society, all the while setting higher standards and leading the way with new ideas. For more information,Please visit www.timesinternational.in



    Monthly Brands is Pakistan's first corporate and youth magazine always aimed to be the flagship for brand building across Middle east and Gulf not just in Pakistan. It's owned and managed by a team of energetic & passionate young professionals dedicated towards youth development & brand enhancement and enjoying a successful decade in the print media. Each edition reflects our emphasis on the quality of editorial content, consumer response and of course each one gets a tremendous response from the readers which is evident from the constant increase in our monthly readership and yearly subscriptions, especially through our Brands reader club (BRC).

    Asia Outlook
    www.asiaoutlookmag.com
    Business Islamica
    www.businessislamica.com
    Times International
    www.timesinternational.in
    Brands Corporate & youth
    monthlybrands.com.pk
     



    VIMBRI MEDIA PVT.LTD.is the publisher of THE DOLLAR BUSINESS Magazine, a contemporary magazine (Print & Digital) on the subject of Foreign Trade, covering all industries under the umbrella of both manufacturing and services sector. The magazine endeavors to provide scarce and critical information to exporters and importers and related tastes holders in the realm of foreign trade. Educate, Expertise, Empowerment and Evolution are the four elements that define the very existence of this integrated media platform. Read by the Business owners, Bureaucrats, highly mobile Individuals who are connoisseurs of the Best Products and services. With a print run of 67,430 copies, it is circulated PAN India and in 123 countries in the INDIAN High Commission and Embassies.



    Since 2006, adobo magazine has been the Philippines' premiere trade publication for advertising, marketing and brand communications.

    With coverage sourced from an extensive network of local and regional contacts, adobo provides relevant industry reportage via print, web, social media and mobile.

    Partnership opportunities abound in our various properties, for endeavors targeted at this community.

    Opportunities include advertising in our bi-monthly in-Print magazine, Digital (Website and Social Networking Sites) and sponsorship of our trademark adobo Events.



    Startup 360° aims to become a leading magazine for startups and the funding space, by providing news and analysis of what's happening in the sector across the world. We profile innovative startups and provide valuable insights to successfully start a business.

    Startup 360° provides a platform that brings founders and established companies together. The magazine is circulated among top VC firms, and this can help your startup get the right exposure to customers and investors alike. This is an amazing opportunity to get potential investors interested in your business startup idea, and deliver a winning presentation pitch to secure funding.



    Middle East Business News and Magazine

    Middle East Business News and Magazine is part of Ougarit Group for Marketing. Middle East Business provides quality information about business dynamics and pertinent economic and socio-economic issues, highlights investment prospects, analyses business trends and connects private sector players within the Middle East region, and between this important region and other countries around the globe. The magazine also sheds light on gender issues related to business as well as on creative approaches by policy-makers to resolve business related dilemmas. Middle East Business is an important economic media communication vehicle for promoting private sector-led growth in the Middle East region.

    Middle East Business is powered by a mobile application: Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows, as well as a website and through social media. We solidified all of this with an audiovisual channel on You Tube, where you can watch some of the important business and economic news in reports we've created. We are strengthened by a network of correspondents across many countries. The printed version of the magazine appears each trimester (3 months), while the mobile application and website are regularly updated with news and articles.

    Middle East Business News and Magazine is media partner for many international and regional events.

    - See more at: http://middleeast-business.com

    https://www.youtube.com/user/MEBusinessNews .

    The Dollar business
    www.thedollarbusiness.com
    Adobo Magazine
    www.adobomagazine.com
    Start Up 360
    www.startup360mag.com
    Middle East Business
    www.middleeast-business.com
     



    The Asia Pacific Brands Foundation (APBF), established in 2005, is the world's premier branding foundation. As a trendsetter in branding with a difference, the Foundation's main objectives include promoting brands, improving branding practices and inculcating good brand culture in business. The BrandLaureate, a sobriquet for brand excellence, was set up to meet said objectives of the APBF – enabling the Foundation to carry forth its goals effectively. While brands are often represented by organizations, products and services, they also encompass individuals who embody outstanding personalities in their own right. A visionary organisation, The BrandLaureate aims to continue to take branding into a new dimension through passion and commitment.



    Published monthly, BQ magazine is a bilingual, business-to-business publication that delivers a critical difference to business partnerships. From domestic policies to international investments, from business information services to industry trends, from research and technology to sports and culture, each edition gives business leaders unparalleled access to local and global issues influencing Qatar and the region's business landscape. bq-magazine.com, while mainly supporting BQ magazine, also complements the publication by bringing you valuable insight of the region's business affairs as well as daily news and analysis. With overviews of the industry and expert opinions from business leaders, BQ's magazine and website explore the important issues of today.

    BQ magazine is committed to empowering its readers with in-depth analysis of the region's most pertinent business issues while assuring meaningful ROI to its advertising partners.

    BQ Magazine
    www.bq-magazine.com

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    Asian Entrepreneur
    www.asianentrepreneur.org



    The Asian Entrepreneur has grown to become the world's most authoritative non-profit digital platform on Asian entrepreneurship. To date, it has the largest database of profiled Asian entrepreneurs in the world and has substantial readership in over 26 countries. The Asian Entrepreneur is a leading international media source that was established with the intention of documenting leading developments in business industries across Asia via profiling entrepreneurs and business owners. It is the very first business magazine with the specialized focus on the Asian startup scene and is a first mover of its kind in casting light on the entrepreneurs that occupy it.



    "As the first 'pure' digital publisher in the region, MediaBUZZ has been making an impact in Asia Pacific since 2004. Designed to empower marketers in the vibrant, ever-changing electronic marketing environment, its publication Asian eMarketing covers the digital age and zooms in on the most valuable and indispensable tools of today's marketers. Circulated weekly to more than 60,000 top management and marketing decision-makers in Asia Pacific, the useful and informative articles support e-marketers in finding a sound marketing strategy, vital for their growing business success.

    The Brand Laureate
    www.thebrandlaureate.com
    BQ-Magazine
    www.bq-magazine.com
    Asian Entrepreneur
    www.asianentrepreneur.org
    Media Buzz
    www.mediabuzz.com.sg
     



    "DrumUp is a powerful employee advocacy and social media marketing platform. It let's you collaborate with employees/team to give your company and brand content a bigger reach on social, discover the latest, authoritative content from your industry, and share/schedule posts to social media."

    Drum Up
    www.drumup.io


     

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