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CONFERENCE & AWARDS
JULY 27, 2023 | THE PARK, CONNAUGHT PLACE, NEW DELHI

speakers

  • Abhijeet Ranjan
    Chief Revenue Officer - Public App
    Inshorts Group
     
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    Abhijeet Ranjan
    Chief Revenue Officer - Public App
    Inshorts Group

    Abhijeet Ranjan comes with an overall experience of over 16 years and is currently the CRO of Public App, part of Inshorts group. He is instrumental in establishing Public app as a must have in the core advertising mix of national brands and accelerating the overall revenue growth. Prior to joining Public app, he was the National Sales Head for Star Plus. In his previous stints, he has worked in various leadership positions at Snapdeal, ESPN Digital, Network 18 and scaled multiple ad-businesses from scratch.

  • Abhishek Marla
    Channel Partner Lead (Asia and Africa)
    Chartbeat
     
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    Abhishek Marla
    Channel Partner Lead (Asia and Africa)
    Chartbeat

  • Aditi Prasad
    Editorial Head - Digital Videos
    HT Digital Streams
     
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    Aditi Prasad
    Editorial Head - Digital Videos
    HT Digital Streams

  • Aditya Kuber
    Co-founder and CEO
    Ideabrew Studios
     
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    Aditya Kuber
    Co-founder and CEO
    Ideabrew Studios

    Aditya Kuber is a media professional with over 23 years experience across print, digital and advertising. One of the earliest evangelists of audio and podcasting, he set up Audiobooms India operations and headed the content and e-commerce businesses for BookMyShow. In 2020, he co-founded Ideabrew Studios, now Indias largest podcast network with 475 podcasts under management. Social handles: @adityakuber (Twitter, Instagram) @bingepods (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

  • Anant Nath Sharma
    Sr. PM - Multimedia (Audio & Video)
    The Indian Express
     
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    Anant Nath Sharma
    Sr. PM - Multimedia (Audio & Video)
    The Indian Express

  • Bharat Gupta
    Chief Executive Officer
    Jagran New Media
     
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    Bharat Gupta
    Chief Executive Officer
    Jagran New Media

    Mr. Bharat Gupta is the CEO of Jagran New Media, a digital wing of Indias largest print and radio publisher group, Jagran Prakashan Ltd. With over 22 years of stellar experience to his credit, Bharat has played a crucial role in managing and turning around several media businesses across print, radio, ground activation & digital. With over 100 million users, JNM is amongst the Top Internet Media Groups in India.

    In addition to his present role, Bharat is also serving as Vice President to the INMA South Asia Board (International News & Media Association); a Governing Council Member at Internet and Mobile Association of India and the founding member of Digital News Publishers Association. He is also a board member of IFCN and has been elected President of the Misinformation Combat Alliance.

    Bharat has played a pivotal role in spearheading the vision and credo statement of JNM premised on providing factual and credible content that empowers New Bharat through knowledge, information & POV towards an inclusive and progressive society. Being a people-oriented leader, he has set a new benchmark in the Indian media industry with high-octane teams and encouraging new-age innovation.

  • Chitranshu Tewari
    Director, Product and Revenue
    Newslaundry
     
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    Chitranshu Tewari
    Director, Product and Revenue
    Newslaundry

    Chitranshu is the Product and Revenue Director at Newslaundry. In the organisation's 10-year-old path to disrupt the news media ecosystem, he has led its growth from a few hundred subscribers to a community of more than 50,000 paying readers. For the last seven years, he has led teams that have built and scaled Newslaundrys business, tech, events and audience engagement. His work has been recognised by international awards and honours, including the World Youth Summit Award by the United Nations GAID and Laadli Media Award and an honourable mention at the INMA Global Media Awards 2023. In 2022, he was listed in the 30 under 30 global list of media professionals by the International News Media Association and selected for the GNI-Columbia Universitys Newsroom Leadership Program.

  • Deepak Ajwani
    Editor, The Economic Times Digital & AVP
    Times Internet
     
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    Deepak Ajwani
    Editor, The Economic Times Digital & AVP
    Times Internet

  • Faizan Ahmad
    Business Head - Web Business
    INDIA TV
     
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    Faizan Ahmad
    Business Head - Web Business
    INDIA TV

    Driven, Intelligent and a Digital sales professional with a track record of delivering results. Excel in not only being a part of a team, but also leading it.

    Currently leading the Digital Sales for The Hindu Group digital portfolio. Helping organization in digital sales transformation journey by re-skilling the sales force and creating a sustainable revenue growth roadmap.

    Sales professional with over 12 years of rich multi-functional experience of handling a wide spectrum of Digital Media, Content Marketing, Alliances, Programmatic and PRIGITAL Sales. Excel in Extensive Sales, Marketing and Management expertise combined with successful experience and a proven ability to increase digital sales revenue, setting up the Branded content, creating strategy, Programmatic Direct business and data driven sales solution.

    I've authored multiple research papers in the field of service quality and consumer behavior. I'm also proud to be listed in the list of "Top 50 Content Marketers" in India by LinkedIn and Paul writer and in TOP 50 Content Professional list of World Marketing Congress.

    A big believer in continual growth, work ethic, and enjoying the journey of learning curve.

  • Gaurav Arora
    SVP & Chief Revenue Officer
    Jagran New Media
     
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    Gaurav Arora
    SVP & Chief Revenue Officer
    Jagran New Media

    A sales veteran with 22 years of experience, of which 19 have been in Digital Media. In his current role at Jagran New Media, he drives the Revenue- Strategy, Systems & Programs. His top priority has been to accelerate & match revenue growth through Media Sales, Partnerships, Strategic Alliances, Events & Syndications with the exponential user growth that group sites have been witnessing in the last few years. As a stickler for perfection, hes been pushing the envelope for driving innovation & value for both external clients and internal stakeholders through pragmatic & holistic monetization strategies in the ever-changing digital ecosystem. Before JNM, he was with Times Internet Limited. He started & scaled multiple businesses including a Dynamic pricing-based e-commerce platform, Mobile monetization for all Times Group sites, Native ads platform & Audience sales. Prior to this he has also worked with HCL Technologies and General Electric. He is a keen follower of tech & lifestyle blogs and loves spending time listening to music & taking long walks.

  • Geet Lulla
    Vice President - Sales and Head - Asia Pacific
    Comscore
     
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    Geet Lulla
    Vice President - Sales and Head - Asia Pacific
    Comscore

  • Hemant Jain
    President & Business Head Digital
    Lokmat Media
     
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    Hemant Jain
    President & Business Head Digital
    Lokmat Media

  • Idris Loya
    Group Chief Technology Innovation Officer
    Essel Group
     
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    Idris Loya
    Group Chief Technology Innovation Officer
    Essel Group

    Dr. I. M. Loya, Ph.D. in Innovation Adoption / Technology Management, is passionate about creating business and social value through innovation by identifying and developing use cases, accelerating the"lab to market" process and strategizing commercialization of frontier technology, including AI, AR/VR, loT and IloT.

    He has been actively engaged in the area of Innovation Adoption and Technology Commercialization for about 3 decades in the capacities of a researcher, faculty, consultant, mentor, strategist, and corporate practitioner, with a rich blend of academics and applied experience in the field.

    He is Group Chief Technology Innovation Officer at Essel Group. Prior to this he was associated with Navtech Pte. Ltd., Jwlrai Pte. Ltd., Sony Singapore, Samsung Semiconductor, NIT Raipur, and other educational institutes of repute in India. Dr. Loya has contributed to the State Planning Commission of Chhattisgarh in the capacity of a special invitee to Industrial Task Force on skill and MSME. He has contributed to both SMEs and MNCs as a consultant and is also a co-founder of a few technology business ventures.

  • Kartik Malhotra
    Executive Editor - Business, News9
    TV9 Network
     
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    Kartik Malhotra
    Executive Editor - Business, News9
    TV9 Network

  • Kunal Singla
    Business Head
    Amar Ujala Web
     
    SPEAKER
    Kunal Singla
    Business Head
    Amar Ujala Web

    Kunal Singla is the business head of Amar Ujala Web Services, digital division of the Amar Ujala Group. He has over 19 years of experience and has led various companies in the media, OTT, edtech and digital space. Kunal has also been an entrepreneur and successfully exited a couple of startups in the e-commerce and mobile loyalty space.

  • Mukesh Singh
    Head Revenue - Digital
    Indian Express Group
     
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    Mukesh Singh
    Head Revenue - Digital
    Indian Express Group

  • Pankaj Sharma
    CEO and Director
    MGID India
     
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    Pankaj Sharma
    CEO and Director
    MGID India

  • Prasanna Singh
    Director and Group Editor
    Green Pursuits
     
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    Prasanna Singh
    Director and Group Editor
    Green Pursuits

    Prasanna is a founder and Group Editor at Green Pursuits Private Limited. GPPL owns SaurEnergy, an industry leading renewable energy focused website and magazine, besides IAmRenew, a more sustainability focused domain. A graduate in journalism before doing his MBA from Delhi University , Prasanna has been involved extensively with the digital media sector in India , especially B2B media in his career so far. Besides his current role at SaurEnergy, he remains involved with a clutch of firms in the space as advisor, mentor or Director.

  • Puneet Gupt
    Chief Operating Officer
    Times Internet
     
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    Puneet Gupt
    Chief Operating Officer
    Times Internet

  • Puneet Singhvi
    CEO - Digital & President - Corporate Strategy
    Network18 Media & Investments
     
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    Puneet Singhvi
    CEO - Digital & President - Corporate Strategy
    Network18 Media & Investments

    Puneet heads the Digital Business for Network18 and also drives the Group Corporate Strategy as- CEO Digital & President Corporate Strategy. In his dual role he is responsible for overall growth of the Digital Business and also evaluating and forging Alliances, Partnerships, Investments, Convergence and Growth strategy for the Network18 group.

  • Radhika Shukla
    Head - Subscription Growth, Strategy & Analytics, TOI Plus
    Times Internet
     
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    Radhika Shukla
    Head - Subscription Growth, Strategy & Analytics, TOI Plus
    Times Internet

    Leading two businesses at TOI, which are two ends of the spectrum- TOI+ , which is a premium digital service ( scaled from 0 to XXXK+ paying customers) & Newspoint which is a product for masses ( scaled from 0 to XX0 mn + MAU). It is very exciting to understand the user behavior at these two ends of the spectrum and create a product that meets their needs. Created both these products from scratch and built an additional revenue stream for the organization. Experienced in Product Marketing Growth, Analytics , Business Development, Creating teams and building businesses ground up. Established Cheetah Mobile content business in APAC region. Set up French Start up -News Republic Business in India, part of core team involved in acquistion to Cheetah Mobile(cmcm) at 57 mn USD and then to Bytedance at 86mn USD. Previously worked in Media, Entertainment, Telecom & IT industry in various roles.

  • Raktim Das
    Chief Growth Officer (Digital & Broadcast)
    TV9 Network
     
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    Raktim Das
    Chief Growth Officer (Digital & Broadcast)
    TV9 Network

    Known for driving future growth agendas and turning around incumbent businesses, Raktims expertise runs through key functional areas ranging from Business Strategy, Content Planning to Brand management & Marketing to Ad Sales. He successfully launched many global media brands in India and has to his credit many industry-first and award-winning initiatives. With a career featuring stints at Zee Media, Network 18, India Today Group and The Times of India, Raktim straddles diverse media formats from Print to Television to Digital and OTT with equal ease. Currently, he is the Chief Growth Officer (Digital & Broadcasting) at TV9 Network.

  • Ramesh Menon
    CEO, Radio and Digital Audio
    Hindustan Times
     
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    Ramesh Menon
    CEO, Radio and Digital Audio
    Hindustan Times

    Ramesh Menon is a Business Leader with over 3 decades of Multi category, Multi geography experience having held senior, general management positions in multi national corporations, family-owned businesses as well as startups in the FMCG, retail, manufacturing, telecom, and media sectors.

    Ramesh Menon is now in his second stint as the CEO of HT Media Group's Radio and Digital Audio Businesses, where he has been instrumental in pivoting the business to become a digital-led audio and music organisation. Prior to this role, he was the Chief Business Officer - Digital Innovation & New Business, where he launched many new products and platforms for HT Media Group.

    Before joining HT Media in 2019, Mr. Menon worked in Future Retail as CEO. He has also earlier been the CEO at HyperCITY Retail, National Head for the Wireless GSM Business at Reliance Communications , and Hub CEO( West) at Airtel. He has also had senior management stints at reputed organisations such as PepsiCo, Spencers Retail, Colgate Palmolive and ITC Limited.

    Mr. Menon is PGDM from XLRI Jamshedpur (1990) and holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from University of Madras (1987).

  • Ravanan N
    Executive Director
    Eterno Infotech
     
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    Ravanan N
    Executive Director
    Eterno Infotech

    Ravanan N is the Executive Director at Eterno Infotech and is based out of Bengaluru. He is a seasoned professional and an astute thought leader with over 20 years of experience in setting up businesses and scaling them. Ravanan currently heads content for India's largest vernacular content platform and is building the go-to content destination for Bharat.

    In his current role at Eterno Infotech, Ravanan is responsible for building out the largest network of content creators for Bharat across formats, languages and regions. He also manages the Oneindia business. Prior to joining Eterno Infotech to set up the sales organization of the company, Ravanan worked with leading Indian telecom operators like Airtel and Tata and brands like Caf Coffee Day.

    Ravanan is also a track and field athlete turned avid long distance runner.

  • Rohan Chincholi
    Managing Partner - Digital
    Havas Media India
     
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    Rohan Chincholi
    Managing Partner - Digital
    Havas Media India

    Rohan is the Managing Partner - Digital for Havas Media India, with over 14+ years of experience in digital marketing. He has been with Havas for over 12 years and drives all things digital at Havas Media India, including Havas Market the full-service eCommerce division which was launch in India in 2022. Rohan's key client categories include clients from EdTech to Commercial vehicles. He has been awarded distinction in Cyber Contracts & Cyber Crimes and is a certified Cyber Law Specialist. He has received several awards, including Social Samosa 40under40, AR40 under 40 and Havas Planner of the Year. Rohan has recently launched Havas CONVERGED in India - an identity-based audience planning platform.

  • Sandeep Amar
    Founder
    PDLAB.ME
     
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    Sandeep Amar
    Founder
    PDLAB.ME

    Sandeep Amar is a business leader and entrepreneur in the media and Internet space. He is currently the founder of PDLAB.ME, world leader in publisher technology and growth hack solutions. He was founder of INAAJ machine learning tech for publishers, which he successfully exited in 2022. He has also held leadership positions in several other organizations, he was CEO of Indian Express Digital, CEO of Zee Digital, CMO of Times Internet and Head of E-Biz in Citigroup. He is an MBA from FMS, Delhi.

  • Sanjay Sindhwani
    Chief Executive Officer
    Indian Express Digital
     
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    Sanjay Sindhwani
    Chief Executive Officer
    Indian Express Digital

    Sanjay Sindhwani, CEO, Indian Express Online Media Services, has over 29 years in the Media Industry primarily across Digital with earlier stints in Print and Television.

    At IEOMSL, Sanjay is responsible for driving business growth and strategy. He is leading the diversification of revenue streams by creating new SBUs like Subscriptions, Events and Digital TV for Indian Express, besides leading its expansion in new geographies with regional local language editions.

    Prior to joining IEOMSL, Sanjay has worked with Times Internet, Television 18, and Bennett Coleman across functions like P&L, Business Strategy, Business Development, Product Management, Editorial and New initiatives.

    As the business head @ ET Sanjay was responsible for conceptualizing and launching ET Prime and making ET the undisputed No.1 in terms of reach across all business and financial websites.

  • Shridhar Mishra
    Chief Revenue Officer - Digital
    Zee Media Corporation
     
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    Shridhar Mishra
    Chief Revenue Officer - Digital
    Zee Media Corporation

    Shridhar is an experienced Sales leader with over two decades of experience and having led key functions like Sales Strategy, Programmatic Sales, Influencer Marketing, Video Monetization, Digital Brand Solutions, Content Alliances & Partnerships, Digital Analytics, Syndication with OTT players,. He has an expertise in handling large cross functional teams dealing with highly diversified portfolios, developed strong business acumen both in Media and Digital industries. Dynamic career of 20 years that reflects pioneering experience and year-on-year success in achieving business growth objectives in well-established and growing organizations.

    Shridhar is associated with Zee Media Corporation Ltd, New Delhi as Chief Revenue Office Digital . ZMCL is India's Premier News Network with 14 Linear news channels in 6 different languages touching more than 220 Million viewers , ZMCL is a Part of multibillion-dollar Essel Group India Dotcom Private Limited (Formerly Zee Digital) has a reach of 300 + million monthly unique visitors and on top of that Social media pages of the network have around 120 million followers .In this role he has been assigned to Scale the Digital Revenues of the Group and improve the Sales Positioning of the ZMCL offerings. Apart from India, he is also looking after the expansion of Sales Channels across North America, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, MENA and Africa Regions.

    In his early career, Shridhar has worked in several different roles with prestigious Media Brands like The Hindu, Jagran New Media (Dainik Jagran Group), Asianetnews Network etc. He has setup Digital Revenues for Jagran New Media and Asianetnews Network from scratch. With Asianetnews Network he has also managed Middle East as a region apart from India.

    Shridhar is from Uttarakhand and has been living in Delhi for the Past 20 Years. He did an Advanced Program for Marketing Professionals from IIM Kolkata and holds an MBA degree from FMS, Sagar University. He is happily married, proud Father of two sons, a professional Table tennis player and loves travelling and Meditation.

  • Shubho Sengupta
    Marketing and Communications Head
    Karmayogi Bharat
     
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    Shubho Sengupta
    Marketing and Communications Head
    Karmayogi Bharat

  • Sreekant Khandekar
    Co-Founder & CEO
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    Sreekant Khandekar
    Co-Founder & CEO
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  • Sunil Goswami
    Editor - Digital News Videos
    ABP Network
     
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    Sunil Goswami
    Editor - Digital News Videos
    ABP Network

    Sunil Goswami is an accomplished Editor - Digital News Videos at ABP Network, known for his expertise in enterprise digital content, user engagement, viewership growth, monetization, and sales innovation. With an impressive background in some of the leading media organizations, he continues to shape the digital news video landscape, driving innovation and excellence in the industry.

    As a senior digital videos professional, Sunil possesses a diverse skill set and a wealth of experience in fostering creativity and managing high-performing teams.

    He has worked in renowned media outlets, including ABP Network, NewsX, The Quint, and India Today Group, where he played pivotal roles in shaping and transforming their digital video platforms. Throughout his career, Sunil has been at the forefront of adapting to the ever-changing digital landscape, capitalizing on emerging trends, and ensuring superior video content delivery to engage and captivate audiences.

  • Sunny Sen
    Founder & CEO
    Conscent.ai
     
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    Sunny Sen
    Founder & CEO
    Conscent.ai

  • Venkata Susmita Biswas
    Executive Editor
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    Venkata Susmita Biswas
    Executive Editor
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