Vivek Bhargava is CEO, DAN Performance Group. A digital entrepreneur and one of the most
respected digital evangelists in the country; Vivek heads all the digital performance agencies of
Dentsu Aegis Network and is responsible for their growth and expansion of the DAN
Performance Group through additional acquisitions in the performance space. A frontrunner in
the digital revolution in India, Vivek believes ‘digital’ is much more than mere marketing
medium – a catalyst and multiplier across every aspect of business. Prior to this, Vivek was the
CEO at iProspect India, a part of the Dentsu Aegis Network.
Vivek began his entrepreneurial journey in 1997 when he founded Communicate 2. The
company joined hands with iProspect from the Dentsu Aegis Network in 2012 and led the new
entity, iProspect Communicate 2, as Founder and Managing Director. The company was
rebranded as iProspect India at the end of 2015 with Vivek as CEO until 2016, when he assumed
the present position.
DAN Performance Group includes iProspect India, SVG Media, Sokrati and DAN Consult.
While iProspect India and Sokrati are leaders in digital performance business, SVG leads when it
comes to digital marketing and DAN Consult is a consulting arm helping companies grow
revenue using digital.
Donned the role of an investor in the reality television show The Vault which funds
innovative start-ups by promising entrepreneurs instantly. He has invested in companies
like Foodebaba, Awesummly, Chimera, Eon Energy, Sarva Yoga, Neveshi Box.ai.
Empowerji, Spinart etc
TEDx speaker – has delivered two talks in the past on “How money can buy happiness”
and “Happiness is a muscle”.
Regular orator at global events such as ad:tech, SES, SMX, I-com and the Apex Digital
conferences in India. Has also been invited for guest lectures by various institutes of
repute, including IITs and IIMs.
Co-Chair at SEMPO APAC and on the advisory board of industry bodies like ad:tech,
DMAi and DMTI, he is also a member of Young Presidents Organisation and
Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO) Mumbai.
Has been awarded in individual capacity for invaluable contribution to the digital
marketing fraternity on several occasions, most notably ‘Marketer of the Year’, and
named one of the top 50 digital icons of India.
Under his able leadership, iProspect India has won over 100 industry awards in India and
Owner of team Empowerji Challengers in the Ultimate Tennis Table league, the country's
first-ever professional table tennis league.
Co-Owner of Mumbai Games team “Flying Falcons” which won the Gold in Season 1
and owner of team Mumbai Super League team King Pong, which also won gold in the
Vivek is an accomplished national level table tennis player and has won multiple laurels in the
sport worldwide, including 2 silver medals in the 39 + nationals in 2018 and multiple Gold
Medal in the Maharashtra State Championships. He is also an avid chess player and an amateur
paragliding pilot. A complete travel buff and lover of new experiences, Vivek has travelled to
more than 55 countries in the world on various projects and tournaments.
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Sai Sangeeta Israni
GM Marketing | Spykar lifestyles pvt ltd
Sai’s experience includes 16 years of consumer facing brand work across media, retail and fashion. Starting out with communications with Financial Technologies India and there on to Madison, followed by Brand Capital at The Times Group and then moving to retail with handling marketing for coupon discount retail, based out of Bangalore. The next major stint was part of the core team with Brand Factory, leading to growth of the business and the brand to heading marketing for Spykar for the last 1.5 year.
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Marketing Head English Cluster | Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN)
Rohan Jain is responsible for driving the marketing strategy for SPN’s English Cluster,
comprising Sony PIX, AXN and Sony BBC Earth.
He is a marketing professional with an expertise in Product Management, Brand Management,
Customer Segmentation and Consumer Lifecycle Management. With over 14 years of
extensive experience in consumer marketing, Rohan thrives in influencing consumer
behaviour by understanding consumer lifecycle and building experiences that deliver on the
Prior to joining SPN, Rohan was with Vodafone Idea where he was leading marketing for the
East region. Prior to that, he headed marketing for the Mumbai region, and has worked
extensively in improving internet penetration via consumer segmentation, pricing and
An engineering graduate from Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science
Indore (SGSITS), Rohan holds an MBA degree from IIM Lucknow.
Rohan has a passion for long distance running, with many marathons under his belt. He also
likes to play squash and read about history and politics.
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Head of Brand | Mahindra Susten
A decade of experience in Marketing and Brand Communication with specialization in Digital.
Astute understanding of various digital marketing channels coupled with solid technical knowledge gives me an edge in implementing brand related campaigns derived from the overall business objectives. Data is an integral part of my work style ensuring a fair balance of execution and result KPIs, important for any strategy to be successful.
The work done during my stint with Godrej won awards by “Asia Retail Congress” and “CMO Asia Brand and Marketing Excellence Awards”.
Relevant areas of core strengths – Digital strategy in Search, Social, Mobile, User Experience on web and mobile, Analytics mapping on Search and Social channels, User journey management, SEM, Online Reputation Management, SEO, eCRM, Media planning and performance marketing.
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Business Director, Luxury Grooming | Raymond Limited
A passionate consumer marketer and business enthusiast with 2 decades of experience across consumer goods sector with companies like Pepsico, Bayer, Nerolac& Currently working as Business Director – Luxury Grooming at Raymonds. He has played a key role in building PARK AVENUE as one of India’s foremost Male Grooming brands at Raymonds. Apart from consumer marketing, he loves watching movies in multiple languages
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Chief Business Officer | KidZania India
Mr. Mandar Natekar is the Chief Business Officer at KidZania India, He is responsible for building business & taking forward the brand with his vast knowledge and focus to deliver Magical and Memorable experiences.
He has over two decades of experience in the media & entertainment industry working with leading media brands like TOI, Sony, BigAdda, HBO, Movies Now & MTV,
During his last stint with Viacom 18, Mandar was responsible for managing the entire revenue stream for brand MTV, Pepsi Mtv Indies &Mtv Beats across Ad-Sales, Large Format Sponsorships, Digital Properties & Branded Content. His expertise lies in creating large format revenue partnerships and creating newer opportunities for scaling up revenue streams across start-ups to established businesses.
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Group Chief Marketing Officer, Eros International PLC
As Group CMO, Manav looks after both Eros Now and the studio business. He is responsible for brand, consumer growth & retention, talent, trade and PR across both these businesses. In his earlier role he was founder CMO for ALTBalaji, India’s first SVOD OTT platform which broke the notion that Indians don’t pay for content.
In his last role at Getit he launched multiple businesses and brands in India and Malaysia across Yellow pages, Horizontal Marketplace and verticals like grocery and furniture, mobile wallet and a merchant lending platform.
At Reliance Big Entertainment, he was the founder of then India’s largest online local search platform that got investment interests from Navteq & acquisition interest from Justdial. He was also part of founding co worked on launching businesses across FM Radio, Music, Motion Pictures, Movie rental & download, online gaming & a JV with Dreamworks Animation SKG.
In his earlier stints, Manav exited a startup in stealth mode that created an IP that helped telecom towers reduce their energy costs.
He has formal education in Management and Law.
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Area Director of Marketing | South Asia for Marriott International INC.
Khushnooma Kapadia is the Area Director of Marketing – South Asia for
Marriott International Inc. Winner of the “Women Leadership
Achievement Award” by the World Women Congress, “50 most
Talented CMOs – India” by World Marketing Congress, Khushnooma
joined Marriott International in 2004.
In her 15 year tenure with the company, Khushnooma has led the
marketing and brand roadmap, as well as launched multiple new
properties within the Marriott portfolio in India.
Khushnooma’s work impetus is focused on business excellence across
every marketing vertical that drives brand Marriott. Under her astute
leadership, Marriott emerged as the No. 2 hospitality brand in India.
She manages all 15 brands of ‘Marriott International’ portfolio present in
India and is responsible for the strategic growth of these brands under the consortium.
Post the Starwood Marriott merger, Khushnooma now works with a team of over 50 associates and
leads 111 operating hotels. She has pioneered several campaigns which were ahead of their times and
thereby gone beyond the otherwise traditional hospitality landscape.
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Sr. Vice President at ICICI Lombard General Insurance Corporation Limited
Versatile experience in handling traditional & digital marketing and corporate communication. Successful stints in established firms and start-up. Handled profiles in diverse industries spanning Advertising, Consumer Goods, Mutual Funds and Insurance.
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Head of Marketing | Red Chillies Entertainment
Binda has over 14 years of experience in Marketing, Brand Management, Digital Intellegence& Consumer Analytics. She comes with a deep understanding of the Indian media and entertainment space and has led marketing campaigns across categories for different markets. She has been awarded by BBC Knowledge as one of ‘the Greatest Marketing Influencers of 2017.
She currently heads marketing for Red Chilies Entertainment and is responsible for customer loyalty and creating business opportunities across platforms. She has led 360 degree campaigns for wide range of movies like Dilwale, Raees, Dear Zingagi, Jab Harry Met Sejal, Ittefaq, Zero and ongoing projects like Badla.
She has also led the marketing initiatives for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2016, developed the #AmiKKR campaign, which deeply resonated with the fans. KKR became the first team to have an exclusive television show, called ‘Knight Club’ on Star Sports and the fan engagement rate on social media not just surpassed other IPL teams, but also long established teams with global following like Manchester United, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea.
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Chief Marketing Officer | Hopscotch India
Anirudh is currently the Chief Marketing Officer Hopscotch.in – India’s leading kids fashion
brand. He has been associated with the company for over 2 years. From building the digital
metrics for the brand to spearheading sectors such as performance marketing, content
marketing, site merchandising, liquidation strategy and inventory planning & control, Anirudh
has played an integral role in driving the company’s vision of becoming the largest kids fashion
brand in India.
Anirudh Dharmagadi is a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in cross
functional team leadership, P&L ownership, inbound marketing, strategy and planning. Prior to
his stint with Hopscotch, Anirudh co-founded Zero Brand Zone, a company that helped to create
an ecosystem to support MSMEs with branding, marketing and sales strategy. In his past work
experiences, he has been associated with notable organizations like Star India and Wipro
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Chief Marketing Officer | Syska Group
A marketing strategist with a penchant for creating and establishing regional and PAN India brands across segments like Steel, Real estate and consumer electronics segments over the last 15 years. He has a passion towards influencing customers mindset across national and international markets by being a creative and business choir for generating optimal brand equity using traditional and digital media. Radio Jockeying, writing, travelling and teaching are the other interests on the personal front that primes up skill sets pertaining to customer understanding, story-telling, project planning, team handling and training etc eventually adding up to the functional efficacies.