Hussein M. Dajani
Chief Operating Officer
Hug Digital
 

Hussein has over 15 years of solid Marketing Communication experience in the space leading and building integrated marketing practices within multinational agencies (JWT, Leo Burnett, and TBWA\) and client side (Fortune 500 companies - Virgin Mobile and Red Bull), across the Middle East and Africa region. Hussein was among the first batch of WPP MENA employees to receive the renowned WPP Young High Potential Leaders award from Sir Martin Sorrell (Chairman and Worldwide President of WPP) a nd Bob Jeffrey (ex Chairman and Worldwide President of JWT). At present, Hussein is working as a Chief Operating Officer of Hug Digital, as a Digital Strategy and Social Media Marketing Lecturer at DM3 Institute, and as a Mentor at Turn8 and Arabreneur.

 
 
   Janice McFadyen
Regional Head of Marketing: Africa
Thomson Reuters
 

Janice is a seasoned global marketing strategist with over 10 years of cross-industry experience, specializing in B2B, IT and digital marketing. Working collaboratively with business and sales teams, she effectively translates strategic business objectives into effective marketing strategies that drive brand reputation, growth and profitability. She passionately believes in a simple, yet compelling idea - that the sole purpose of marketing is to increase the value of the enterprise, by serving the needs of customers. Currently, Janice is the Regional Head of Marketing for Africa at Thomson Reuters. Prior to that she held various positions at SAP for over 10 years.

 
 
   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. His wife is a lovely sexy german girl who wants his babies, but is not keen on uk post brexit!

 
 
   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.

 
 
   Abhishek Rathi
Head - Digital Marketing, eCommerce & Digitization
PNB MetLife
 

Abhishek has over 14 years of diversified experience across FMCG, Consumer Durables & Life Insurance industry; with last 8 years in leading Digital initiatives across three leading Life Insurance companies. His key assignments over the last decade include,

  • Brand, Product Marketing, Customer research and Analytics,
  • Digital Marketing & eCommerce,
  • Digitization & Sales Force Automation,
  • Sales Strategy : Business Analytics, Planning & Rewards & Recognition
  • Business Development – New Alliance Partners , New Channels – Distance Marketing, ATM, Remittances, Net-banking,
  • Direct Sales Management,
  • Relationship Management,
  • Organizational high impact Project Management using Six Sigma & Lean philosophy
  • In his current assignment at PNB MetLife India Insurance Co. Ltd., he is leading Marketing, Digital Marketing, eCommerce, Digitization, Innovation and Analytics functions. He recently led PNB MetLife to win the coveted "Celent Model Insurer Asia Award" for their eCommerce platform, "Best Website of the year" by CMO Asia & CMO Council and prestigious Asia Spikes bronze Award 2016 for PNB MetLife's "Magician Brand film" Abhishek is a rank holder & holds a MBA degree from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

     
     
       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.

     
     
       Ananthanarayanan V
    Founder & CEO
    Techdivine Creative Services

    Founded a Digital marketing agency in Mumbai, India in 2010 that has catered to 37+ brands across 19 industries in 5 countries (India, USA, UK, UAE & AUS). 12+ years of total professional work experience with prestigious global brands. Won the Global Peter Drucker Challenge award:ENTREPRENEURS category across 40 countries. Interviewed by BBC Business â€" Money & Finance at GPDF14 in Vienna, Austria about my digital agency's innovative solutions. Conducted Corporate Training programs on Digital Marketing across 23 cities in India. Published three books, one of which was covered by the Times of India team in Mumbai.

     
     
       Bharatesh Salian
    VP & Head-Strategy
    Razorfish India
     

    Challenge the Status Quo - He believes in maximizing engagement and facilitating meaningful connections with consumers through Mobile, Digital and Social Media Marketing. Times have changed and marketing online has hit a revolution era. Marketing is no longer about one-sided conversation where you push your sales message at your target market. Rather, successful marketing is dependent upon your ability to build relationships and have conversations with your consumers using new media. Its also about pushing the boundaries to know and understand your consumer better and build communication plans based on the consumer behavior.

    As Head-technology in Techshastra, he has been responsible in redefining the role of Mobile in the minds of marketers. The "Axe Call Me- Wake Alarm" Campaign redefined the way in which brands saw Mobile Marketing and Brand Engagement.

    He has an experience of over 15 years in providing cutting edge Technology solutions, Brand building and Consumer Engagement Strategy with a clear belief that "Technology is to make things possible".

    He has worked with global communications groups such as Omnicom Media Group, Digital & Technology Specialist Agencies like TechShastra and Mobile Specialist Agencies like VivaConnect.

    He has been responsible for strategizing, planning and execution of multiple award winning campaigns like the Cannes Lion Winner "Kaan Khajura Teshan" and its predecessor "MobileWanni", BJP LivetTalk for Narrendra Modi, CRM Solutions like "3Roses Good Life Club" and PUREIT.

    He has been a proud recipient of "Innovative Leader of the Year-2013" by the CMO Council -Asia for innovations done in Mobility and Rural Marketing.

    He has been a speaker and panelist in multiple IMAI forums and seminars and has also conducted courses on "Advanced C and C++" for IIT Mumbai.

     
     
       Chaaya Baradhwaaj
    Founder & Managing Director
    BC Web Wise

    After a decade of experience as a business journalist, Chaaya decided to take the digital entrepreneurial plunge when she was Assistant Editor at Business Today in the year 2000. She dabbled in content publishing with the portal Tips4me.com and even got an exclusive alliance with erstwhile ISP VSNL. In 2004, BC Web Wise started its journey as a digital agency, and is therefore amongst the early movers in digital advertising. Chaaya is a very highly regarded and respected digital marketing veteran, and has been on several local and international advertising juries, and industry bodies.

     
     
       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.

     
     
       Gajanan Sapate
    Founder & Director
    SocialChamps Media Pvt Ltd
     

    I am a digital marketing enthusiast and a passionate entrepreneur. I co-founded CollegeKhabar.com in 2008 which then became India's one of the largest student driven information portal.

    I am founder & Director of SocialChamps, one of the growing Social media agencies in India. Growth has been tremendous, a bootstrapped startup founded in 2011, we have worked with more than 400 brands worldwide which includes startups, SME's and even Fortune 500 brands. At SocialChamps we offer strategic social media consulting and end-to-end execution to brands. We have been working with brands like CPPLUS, Sandvik Asia and ESRI India.

    I am also a part of budding startup ToRoots, a market place for experiential tourism.



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

     
     
       Hemal Majithia
    Founder and Chief OktoMind
    OktoBuzz
     

    A passionate marketer, Hemal speaks on topics of Social Media Marketing, Book Marketing, Company Culture and the Law of Averages. After spending over 7 years as a marketer and a social media specialist, Hemal started his entrepreneurial journey as a Founder & Chief OktoMind at OktoBuzz - a 360 degree Digital agency which aims to Create Remarkable Campaigns that work & Train companies to do the same. With this aim in mind he has also led campaigns for companies like Forbes India, CNBC Tv18, Disney India, Crossword and authors like Amish Tripathi, Ashwin Sanghi, Harsha Bhogle and more. As a Certified Counselor from the Institute of Human Technology, Hemal also has an interest in Human Behavior and Applied Psychology and practices the same as a Peer and Accountability coach for Individuals and Professionals who want to expedite their Journey. Food, Cinema & a Good Book are his vices.

     
     
       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"

     
     
       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.  

     
     
       Mayank Agarwal
    Founder
    Geek Creative Agency
     

    CREATOR> IDEATOR> Solution Provider> Serial Entrepreneur >Business Developer, Ecologist, Interest in recycling projects, Marketing, Advertising, Ideas, Go getter, NEVER SAY NEVER !!! Always looking for investment for making this world a better place through technology products ! Looking for individuals and opportunities to grow human conscience in a mass way ! Gained and understood the power of media and how to create human reach. Looking forward to make a positive change and disrupt how business and marketing is done in India.

     
     
       Mitchelle Carvalho
    Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
    CogMat Digital Media Pvt. Ltd
     

    Mitchelle Carvalho is a 1st generation entrepreneur, having co-founded CogMat at 23 years of age. She began working at the age of 17 and her core strength lies in Business Development in Software Services, IT recruitment and Internet Marketing. Mitchelle identified the growing need of social and digital media marketing services by brands and thus co-founded CogMat. 6 years on, CogMat is ranked among India 100 Best Digital Media agencies and is proud to render services to local and international brands in Aviation, Technology, FMCG, Retail, Education, BFSI and Technology verticals. Mitchelle likes reading on body language and human psychology, learning new languages and travelling the world in her spare time.

     
     
       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.

     
     
       Nimesh Shah
    Head Maven
    Windchimes Communications Pvt Ltd
     

    Nimesh has over a decade's experience working with Indian FMCG companies - Britannia & Marico - in the field of sales and marketing. He has gained expertise, over the years, in charting business roadmaps, team building, and communication development.

    In 2008 Nimesh co-founded Windchimes Communications (www.windchimes.co.in) which was a specialized social media agency. The venture was set up with the aim of creating word of mouth marketing campaigns for brands making effective use of social media. In 2014, the agency expanded its scope of services and become a digital experiential agency to encompass all digital solutions under one roof. Today Windchimes has presence in 3 locations of Mumbai, Gurgaon & Bangalore.

    Alongside Windchimes, Nimesh is involved with mentoring various SMEs and start-ups to co-create their positioning statements along with their marketing and digital strategies. He is also a speaker at various Indian and International industry forums and regularly conducts workshops for corporates. He teaches social media course at IIM - Trichy and is a guest lecturer at TAPMI, Xavier's Institute of Communication, Symbiosis Institute among others.

    While not busy shaping up Windchimes, Nimesh prefers to travel - an avid traveler who is ready to backpack and head out at the slightest opportunity. If not that then you will see him cycling on the Mumbai roads or practicing yoga

     
     
       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.

     
     
       Pratik Gupta
    Co-founder
    FoxyMoron
     

    Pratik's primary role at FoxyMoron is to look after new business acquisition, strategic alliances and reinforcing the current client roster. This includes bringing the best of digital services to potential and existing clients through creative ideation, effective execution and management of resources.

    Prior to FoxyMoron, Pratik worked at Balaji Telefilms Pvt. Ltd. as a Business Development Executive, creating new concepts for potential business opportunities. He has also worked with Castrol India Ltd. where his role included researching market data with regard to the consumption patterns of various vendors that Castrol dealt with.

    Pratik Gupta was ranked 50 in the Top 100 of the Digital World for 2012 and ranked 70 in 2013 by IMPACT Magazine. He is a management graduate from Mumbai University.

     
     
       Ram Jalan
    Group Digital Marketing Head
    Wave Group a leader in Infrastructure
     

    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.

     
     
       Shabir Momin
    Founder
    Zenga Media
     

    A young, successful entrepreneur and a professional with an excellent track record in Mobile VAS, mobile media and telecommunications Mr. Momin has held several positions before founding Zenga. He has been the Asia Head for a technology innovation company called Picsel Technologies (UK) and Sentac Inc. (USA). He has also been CEO Asia for I-Connect Inc., a U.S. based MNC, an operation comprising more than 9000 seats working out of the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Momin is also the founder of Fun2shoot and has architected the technology and believes that this is the future of videos as well as OneDigital Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, India's largest YouTube MCN. And recently he has launched OneAxcess, a product under Zenga which will revolutionize digital video industry.



     
     
       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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