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
A Digital immigrant, driven by passion, Ankoor believes in the power of Energy and Energize while bringing to the table a pedigree of 22 years across the spectrum of media – print, digital , mobile, event productions , some successful marquee pilot projects. Having worked across multiple functions – ad operations, business operations, content, strategy, sales, event design, media planning & buying, Ankoor has also learnt from the experience of having worked in different cultures and set-ups in national and international environments along with working at cross-functional roles. Ankoor is working with the vibrant and wonderful team at Arm Worldwide and driving the Content Marketing vertical.
Nidhi S Mittal is a recognized name in the marketing and branding field with her work spanning over the last 18 years across areas of growth marketing, business development, lead generation, and profitability. With an International MBA from Top-100 B School along with numerous industry certifications, she has 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.
She has also spearheaded various projects, where she established the foundation of functions and contributed to yearly business growth through Service Delivery, Brand Establishment, Marketing, and Sales Enablement.
Nidhi has recently joined JioSaavn as the Head of Marketing where she is leading all the B2B solutions for the audio streaming service. Prior to this, she played a pivotal role at Tata Advanced Systems in establishing & integrating marketing and inside sales business functions. She also consulted a few startups where she orchestrated projects including up-selling, cross-selling, and creating OEM distribution & reseller channels (Pan Asia & Pan & Middle east). Some of the other multinationals she has been associated are DXC Technologies, British Council, Steria Sopra, Toyota Financial Services.
She has also been part of the admission selection jury with Shiv Nadar University and conducted various speaker sessions with over 200+ participants on personal branding & marketing at top colleges in India like IIM Lucknow, NIIT University, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Fore School of Management, and IIDE to name a few.
In her spare time, you will find her caught up in the fire of creativity as a Profuse Reader, Thoughtful Writer and an all-time Philozoic.
Rajiee M Shinde, A Dada Saheb Phalke Foundation awardee is a seasoned media professional with over 20 years of experience in the Indian television industry. She’s credited with launching the first ever Punjabi TV and Music Channel – ETC Punjabi followed by founding PTC networks with bouquet of channels PTC Punjabi, PTC Chak de, PTC News and heading the operations successfully as the CEO for 10 years. Her assignment as a CEO of SHOWBOX, A national music channel under IN10 Media achieved the incredible no. 3 position in less than 8 months.
Rajiee’s core strength is business startup and expansion with the ability to develop strategic and tactical solutions to build business from ground up, ascertaining a competitive advantage, sustainability and exponential growth. With a strong Programming background she has successfully launched Music and Film Awards in Punjabi, Live Musical Events in India and Internationally and a host of Reality and Talent Hunt shows. She has also produced two chart busting Punjabi Films Zorawar and Disco Singh of YO YO Honey Singh & Diljit Dosanjh. Building IP’s on ground, on air and digital is her core strength.
For her phenomenal work in the Indian Television Industry she has been honored with numerous awards and accolades notably Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awardee-Women Entrepreneur of the Year TV and Films, Jewels of Punjab honored by Honorable Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh. She is the recipient of Magicka Women Achiever Award 2016, Sangrur Heritage Award 2016, and Vishwa Punjabi Gaurav Puraskar 2016 for her immense contribution to the Punjabi entertainment industry. Additionally, she has been conferred with Excellence in Media in the BIMSTEC-SAARC Women Empowerment Forum 2017 organized by ASSOCHAM under the Ministry of External Affairs.
Rahul Kaushal is currently working as an E-commerce head for Casio India. An ex consultant, he has now been associated with eCommerce for close to a decade now and is very enthusiastic in helping build businesses in online space. In the past he has been associated with Monitor consulting, Honeywell, Snapdeal, Nokia. He is an engineer (Delhi College of Engineering) and an MBA (MDI Gurgaon, Bocconi Italy) by education.
An avid reader, he reads regularly on ecommerce, product design, AI, human psychology and history.
In his spare time he likes to travel and explore new places.
Head – SEO & Organic Growth | HT Digital Streams
Anil Kumar Singh comes with more than 19 years of experience in digital advertising.
He had worked on more than 100 Brands with experience in multiple categories. India’s most awarded SEO expert with experience in online training & conducting the workshop. Professional SEO speaker
He is an SEO mentor, Blogger, Guest Author, Writer, Speaker, and visiting faculty in Business Schools
He had also worked in a variety industry, including the mobile sector, FMCG, finance, e-commerce, real estate, technology, and health industries. Experience working with Indian & Global companies.
Currently, he is working with HT Media where he Oversees all SEO efforts for the HT Group’s asset portfolio (hindustantimes.com, livemint.com, livehindustan.com, and more)
Lead SEO content strategy across all HT Group assets, collaborating with editors on editorial strategy.
Identify market opportunities to increase organic search traffic, then develop ways to capitalize on those prospects.
Assist Product and Engineering teams in identifying and prioritizing website optimizations, landing page builds, and testing roadmaps, among other things.
Models of income potential are used to identify priority efforts. Regularly monitor critical SEO KPIs and develop and submit reports
His last organization was NEO Media World as a National Director of SEO. There he was Accountable for the agency’s SEO and content vision and managing the growth of the product by overseeing the SEO Leads. He has set up SEO practices & businesses for Pan India.
He worked with Interactive avenues as an India Head of SEO, Digital arm of IPG Mediabrands. He had built an SEO team & business from scratch and stabilized IA into a leader in SEO for the Indian market. Anil helped Interactive Avenues SEO Business reach scale in less than 3 years
An e-com degree holder with a management education from Birla Institute of Management & Technology, My working career started in the year 2008 from Marketing domain in a well-known FMCG (No Marks) & thereafter in the year 2010 onwards I have stepped into affiliate marketing industry in which I have got the opportunity to work in a role of Sales & BD ,Account Management, Publisher Management with ad networks like Manhattan Communications, DGM India, Adsplay International, Opicle. With these learning & experience along with the relationship from Indian advertisers and publishers, I moved forward in March 2016 to found my own affiliate ad network named “Cratis Media Pvt ltd” which was a bootstrapped with building a network of more then 2250+ publishers & 140 clients with a self-funding way & a team of fresher passed out from colleges/institutes. Cratis Media has been acquired & merged in the year 2020 April .
Now since Dec 2020 I am associated with an organization called Collectcent Digital Media based out at Gurgaon as a Director –Business development, where my role is seeking & creating a business opportunity then establishing with a scale on revenue & running it smoothly . Introducing Collectcent a big digital tech network company with a capability of driving digital branding and performance led campaigns programmatically. We work with major brands in the country directly, offering a huge ability to identify the audience, create interest and desire, and deliver the desired action, through various programmatic techniques, which has helped us gain the top position in the country today. We are a leading digital agency with a capability of driving digital Branding and Performance led campaigns, with a team of over 200+ people in Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Toronto, London, Tel Aviv, Singapore, Jakarta & Guangzhou.
In this 14 year+ of my entrepreneurial & corporate journey, I consider myself to be lucky to be awarded & recognized in the Industry for my dedication & hard work. Recently I was nominated & then awarded by my Alma mater BIMTECH management Institute as “Entrepreneur of the Year 2019” . Recently India premier b-school Great Lakes Institute of Management has approached & impanelled me for guest lecturer & mentor/trainer for its student in the field of Digital Marketing. I am as a Guest lecturer & visiting faculty to B-schools like Apeejay Institute of Mass communication Dwarka ,New Delhi ,Great Lakes ,Birla Institute of Management & others .
I like travelling & listening music in my leisure time .
Sai Thota is the Head of Digital Marketing at FNP. He is responsible for digital marketing across all the global locations viz., UAE, Singapore, Saudi & Qatar other than the home country India. He is a post graduate from the University of Hyderabad & did his executive program in Management from IIM Ahmedabad.
Sai aspires to be a social entrepreneur and is also currently researching on that future project.
Gaurav has over 20 years of rich experience across his “T-shaped” career. In his first 15 years, Gaurav built expertise in category management via stints across sales, retail, and brand management across world-class brands like Coca Cola, Nokia, Citibank & Tata Docomo.
And then he took the plunge in back to back entrepreneurship stints between 2016-2021 which helped him reskill deeply for the digital-first world- from building a digital content app that converted non fiction books into WhatsApp chat format summaries, to building a digital-first insurgent brand in the D2C men’s wellness space.
A 2001 alumna of IIM Ahmedabad, Gaurav is currently reskilling & building a business in the Creator economy with Momspresso MyMoney
Director & Head - Digital Marketing | Paisabazaar.com
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.
I am fortunate to have had an enriching experience across 4 companies Swiggy, Coca-Cola India, Asian Paints Ltd & The Murugappa Group, having handled a diverse set of roles across geographies and functions. Currently I am the Director for Marketing for Regional and Pvt Brand marketing at Swiggy. I started my journey in sales prior to my MBA with the Murugappa Group in their steel division. My last role in Coca-Cola was as Country Marketing Manager for Nepal & Bhutan. Innovation, art and the way businesses work, are the most fascinating aspects for me and this drives me on.
Vice President Global Marketing } Maison D' Auraine
Baptised into the Digital & performance marketing ecosystem as early as 2007 by Google India as their 1st landing team @Gurgaon, and with 16years of experience across various industry verticals, he currently leads the overall marketing at Maison D’ Auraine as VP – Marketing
Known as an ‘unconventional marketer’, he has been known to break platform myths by delivering results for brands. His acts of myth breaking go as early as 2012 with the General Motors Brand to as recent as 2022 with Future Retail Group. This ‘driven by passion’ personnel has worked across many verticals & industries like FMCG, Telecom, Consumer Durables/Electronics, Publications, Healthcare, Automobiles, IT, and more. He has also helped set up a few brands in Central Africa.
Besides being a strategy consultant, Kaustav has been known to put great ideas into execution, build strong brands and deliver business results.
“Being an unconventional marketer, I have always opted for roles which allow me the opportunity to feed this hunger of mine. At Maison D’ Auraine, which is a house of brands for some of the largest global brands in hair care such as GK & PH, I have been tasked by Arpit Jain, Founder & MD, to build the brands as d2c leaders & create an omnichannel consumer experience for our salon partners & retail consumers.” shares Mr. Mukerji. He brings in the capability to blend creativity with business understanding. With hands-on experience in implementing digital initiatives, he can translate ideas into Integrated & digital experiences.
His key skills are performance marketing, brand management, revenue enhancement, integrated & digital marketing strategy, road map development, marketing operations management, customer experience design, etc.
Mr. Mukerji has previously added value to the brands like General Motors, Honda Motors, TATA Motors, Yamaha, SBI, Andaman Tourism, Samsung, Aircel, Havells, Yamaha, BlackBerry, Airtel, SBI, J&K Tourism, Future Retails brands such as Bigbazaar, Hometown, Brand Factory, AIPL, Shobha Builders to name a few.
Juhi Garg (see LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juhi-garg-58507613a/) is a Journalism graduate from Delhi University, a Masters in Corporate Law from National Law School of India, Bangalore and a Grade 5 western classical jazz Piano degree holder from Royal Schools of Music, London. She has worked for HBO and Cartoon Network India in communications, as well as been India Partner for one of the top 3 global consulting firms to law firms.
She co-founded ED Times, a youth news media startup which is now Google News funded, rated as the top 10 youth blogs worldwide for third year in a row, focused on creating responsible news content whilst trying to change reading habits of young India, clocking 1 Million views every month.
ED Times is winner of the Best Blog Award (Gold) at the India Digital Summit 2019 of IAMAI (India’s Premier Digital Organisation headed by Google Asia VP) in association with Times Now and Network 18, partnered by Netflix, Amazon, Facebook. It is also nominated for India 500 Startup Awards 2020 and recently listed under the Top Entertainment Blogs 2020 by Sparpedia.CH.
World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Media, Entertainment and Culture 2020 and 2021 has her as an invited member, where she is also one of the core drafters for “Pathways to Digital Justice”, a Whitepaper for law and policymakers, released in September 2021.
The FLO (FICCI) compendium of 100 successful women entrepreneurs in MSME, brought out in collaboration with the Ministry of MSME, unveiled by Hon. Minister Sh. Nitin Gadkari also features her in the list, which is available on MSME’s website.
She was awarded the Women in Business Award 2019 for the Media domain (by Easy To Pitch) and as the ‘Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2019’ by Payal Foundation supported/presented by Indian Chambers of Commerce and Ministry of Finance.
She also received the ‘Indian Women Excellence & Leadership Award 2019’ by WIEF, supported by Government of India’s Startup India, MSME, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment & Business World, presented by Hon. Minister Sh. Suresh Prabhu.
Juhi is convenor of the Media & Entertainment panel for CII Delhi’s Executive Council 2021-22.
She has been a speaker at the IAMAI’s Edutech 2020, CII’s Annual North India Business Conference alongside MP Kirron Kher, Noida Literature Fest, India Youth Forum, World Masters: Law Asia, Leader Summit at College of Business Studies, B-school MDI Gurgaon’s flagship event, CII’s Delhi Youth Conclave, Indian Youth Leaders Rendezvous by Indo American Center & US Embassy with political personalities, and various other platforms, and has been quoted in Economic Times. Plus, been panelist on national TV debates.
ED is a place where Indian millennials comment on news and stories around them, an opinions place by and for really young people and is made of a team of 20+ bloggers.
It was covered by Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, Timesnext magazine, and has been the official blog partner with blockbusters such as Akshay Kumar-Dharma Productions’ Kesari, T-Series’ Cheat India, Alia Bhatt and Dharma Productions’ Raazi, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Vidya Balan’s Tumhari Sulu, and Saif Ali Khan’s Kaalakaandi.
It also ranks amongst the top 5000 websites in India, and top 60k websites globally, across genres, and is partner with Google News, Zee5, Xiaomi, JioNews, Yahoo News and Daily Hunt news app with 90 million users.
Juhi has been featured in Verizon Media’s Makers India (in collab with Yourstory), Next Gen Entrepreneurs Campaign, She At Work, India Women Blog, Youth Ki Awaaz, Insights Success magazine, Young Ficci Ladies Organisation and more. She was also a member of the Grand Jury for mCube 2019- Masters of Modern Marketing Conference and Awards 2019.
She has been Chair of the organ donation vertical and previously the child rights vertical at CII’s Youth arm. She was a mentor at Young India Challenge 2019 and keynote speaker for Punjab Engineering College’s Leadership Summit 2019.
Associate Director - Digital Marketing | ZEE5 Global
Digital advertising specialist with demonstrated success in performance media management and brand marketing. A native digital professional with 8 years of digital and 3 years of mainline media and marketing experience, He is currently playing the head digital marketing role in maintaining brand awareness levels and generating revenue through digital.