Mukesh is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Modi Naturals Ltd, an Indian FMCG company in F&B space. Mukesh is an experienced sales & marketing professional with more than 14 years of expertise in Brand and marketing management. He brings with him diverse knowledge owning to exposure to different sectors and industries. He has experience across FMCG, Consumer Durables, Retail, Smartphone, Consumer internet and Media and has worked with some of the finest brands like Philips, Rado Watches, LAVA Smartphones, Bloomberg, and CNBC.
He has been recognized as the ‘40Under40 Best Marketing Professional’ by Agency Reporter 2022, he has also been featured in the Asia’s 100 power leaders in Marketing & communication 2022 by White Page International.
Mukesh holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and MBA – Marketing from MICA, Ahmedabad
Ashish comes with 20+ years of corporate experience across consumer (FMCG/FMCD), telecom, Insurance and new media domains. Ashish has been practicing brand marketing, digital transformation, technology and data analytics. He is currently with Home Credit India as Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for the Go-To-Market strategy, customer experience and the digital-led omni-channel brand building. His previous role was as Chief Marketing & Digital officer with the Indian arm of Italian Insurance giant Generali, where he was leading the brand, engagement, PR and digital for the company. Earlier, he was leading digital transformation strategy for HMC, A Hero Motors Company where he led the digital for the group across the globe. Before HMC, while working at Jubilant, he proactively planned and implemented best-use practices in marketing communications across mediums – trade, digital, mobile, ATL and BTL. He is equipped with a post-graduate degree in Business Management from LBSIM, New Delhi combined with a digital and social media specialization from IIM, Bangalore.
An industry veteran with over 20 years of experience across leadership roles, he has served at some of finest start-ups to grace India such as Ixigo, MobiKwik, Jabong and Housr where he was jointly responsible for building up the brands and businesses to the scale they hold today. Having started out in the more traditional marketing world spanning organizations like Maruti Suzuki, Goodyear & WPP, Saurabh holds strong capabilities across Portfolio & Brand Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Saurabh embodies the value of constant innovation and growth with a flair for building businesses and brands grounds up.
Saurabh joined Foundit (formerly Monster) as the Chief Marketing Officer in 2022, heading Business strategy and Brand management for the company.
Equipped with degrees from some of the most prominent universities in India such as Indian School Of Business, Hyderabad and Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad, Saurabh loves to have conversations centered on the cross sections of Tech, Marketing & Product.
Nidhi S Mittal is currently working with JioSaavn Brand Solutions as a Head of Marketing to drive the B2B marketing initiatives. Prior to this, she played a pivotal role at Tata Advanced Systems in establishing & integrating marketing and inside sales business functions.
Nidhi is a passionate marketer and branding professional with work spanning over the last nineteen years across areas of growth marketing, business development, lead generation, and profitability. With an award winning International MBA from Hult International Business School along with numerous industry certifications, she bring in extensive knowledge and experience in marketing and global account management with exposure of living and working in diverse industries and cultures like India, UAE, the US, and Australia.
Some of the other multinationals she has been associated are DXC Technologies, British Council, Steria Sopra, Toyota Financial Services etc. In her spare time, you will find her caught up in the fire of creativity as a Profuse Reader and Thoughtful Writer.
In the panic and run (PR) world, Aanchal is the calmest problem solver for all the communication challenges thrown at her. Whether it’s crafting pitches or developing successful media attributes, she possesses the skills to achieve remarkable results. Her results speak through the numerous awards she has received from the agencies she has worked with or is currently working for. Aanchal is dedicated to making brands shine and has a delightful sense of humor that adds a pleasant touch to her work. In the world of PR, she is recognized as a top-notch professional, someone who brings excellence to every project and adds a spark to any press release.
Global Marketing Head – AI Businesses | Tech Mahindra
Madhumita Phukan is a Marketing, PR and Corporate Communications professional with over 19 years of experience in various industry verticals. Madhumita is currently working with Tech Mahindra as the Global Marketing Head for AI Businesses. Prior to Tech Mahindra, she worked with Concentrix as Associate Director, Marketing and with IBM as a Brand & Communications Leader – India/South Asia for Global Technology Services Client Innovation Centres, Labs, Social Media, CSR, Crisis Management.
She is an alumnus of MICA, IIT Delhi Management School, Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania, USA), Amity School of Communications and Guwahati University. Besides, she is also an independent Blogger. She loves to write about her personal experiences, short stories, different social issues, opinion articles and review various products and services. Many of Madhumita’s blogs, poems, articles and stories have been published in different portals and publications e.g, Women’s Era, Business World, Assam Tribune, The Sentinel, StoryMirror, BeyondClassrooms etc.
Madhumita won many pan India Blogging Awards, and she was among the TOP 5 Bloggers in India in WIN 2015 and also, she won National Award in All India Cartoon Contest, 2003.
Madhumita is also the Communication Chair for IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing for Emerging Market, ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction and IEEE Sustainable Development Platform Program.
A seasoned leader and industry speaker, driving transformative data and technology initiatives for business growth, operational efficiency, and enhanced customer experiences. As the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Somany Impresa Group, Nitin collaborates with CXOs to devise digital strategies aligned with organizational goals. His strategic vision, strong leadership, and effective communication inspire teams and drive seamless adoption of digital governance. Nitin’s expertise in emerging technologies and innovation enables him to design scalable in-house digital solutions. He has successfully implemented large-scale initiatives and achieved significant cost savings, productivity improvements, and customer satisfaction enhancements. Nitin’s insights on digital transformation have been shared at various forums, and he was honored with the Top 23 in 2023 Tech Leaders Award by the HR Association of India. Join us in welcoming Nitin Dhingra, a distinguished CIO shaping the future of digital transformation.
Sachin Vashishtha comes with over 15 years of experience in digital marketing, having worked across industries, including BFSI, e-commerce and steel.
As Director & Head of Digital Marketing, Sachin is responsible for spearheading digital marketing efforts at Paisabazaar.com. Under his leadership, the company’s website traffic crossed the 25 million mark in just 5 years. He also built the in-house CRM and cross-selling model for Paisabazaar.com, leading to ~30% of the organizational revenue.
In his previous role, he co-founded a digital agency, spearheading over 25 accounts, spanning across industries like education, travel, BFSI etc.
With hands on marketing experience across several service categories backed by solid direct sales experience and having worked in 2 start up operations, Sugato brings a cross industry learning of service marketing for organisations looking for rich experience with performance. When you add 8 years of working with the top ad agencies in the country, Sugato combines go to market scaling up skills with a thorough experience of brand building.
Specialties: Start ups, product launch, media distribution, service marketing, service brand operations
Praveen Rao is a marketing and business professional with 22 years of experience in B2B marketing, digital marketing and CRM solutions. He is currently working as Director-Marketing at SAP India and heads the mid-market, digital marketing and strategic projects. He started his career with The Times of India group and went on to work with companies like D&B, Microsoft and Arvato Bertelsmann. During his 9 years stint with Arvato, he was instrumental in setting up the marketing services business.
Over the past decade, he has been working closely with the CMOs and marketing teams across leading tech players in helping them create strategic projects.
Before joining SAP, he had initiated a martech venture, where he has set up a green field digital marketing technology backed solutions serving B2B and B2C programs. During the two years of covid, he consulted and helped several international brands set up D2C platforms and digital marketing campaigns.
• Over 25 years of experience in Engineering, Consulting and
Technology helping business build products, increase revenue and
market share, enhance branding and lower Operational costs.
• An Enthusiastic initiative-taker, goal-driven achiever, motivated
collaborator with a creative and progressive attitude.
• In-depth exposure to collaborating with people across the globe
with deep understanding on cultural differences, communication
style and motivational factors.
• Understand difference in customer priorities, environment, and
sales tactics in Developed and Emerging markets for Cybersecurity.
• Currently working with Microsoft Security division, helping build
security software for the world.
• Author of Risks in Digital Transformation book & has published
various articles and blogs on Cybersecurity.
• Work closely with leading Universities globally, Government and
Telcos, and Cybersecurity leaders in ensuring safe and secure
Rajul is an exceptional leader with over 25 years of marketing and media expertise. He has held senior positions at renowned firms such as McCann Erickson, Group M, and Madison, and has led his own media company for a decade. His track record of success has been further enriched by his experience in Indonesia and Singapore.
Rajul has a degree in History from the prestigious St. Stephens College, Delhi, and went on to complete his Masters in Modern Indian History. He has a passion for helping brands create meaningful connections with their target audiences in the rapidly changing digital world. He is also a passionate cyclist!