Group Executive President for Strategy and Business Development, Aditya Birla Group
Shivakumar – or Shiv as he is popularly known - is Group Executive president at Aditya Birla group for Strategy and Business development.
Prior to this, Shiv was Chairman and CEO for PepsiCo for four years and before that with Nokia as CEO for India and later Emerging markets for nearly a decade.
Multi-award winning, including Best CEO and Best Brand Builder, Shiv is one of twenty people in India to have received distinguished alumnus awards from both IIT and IIM.
Producer, writer, director, singer, lyricist and actor
Farhan Akhtar is an ace producer, writer, director, singer, lyricist and actor. Entering Bollywood at age 17, he has won multiple awards and critical acclaim for films including Dil Chahta Hai, Don, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Rock On, the latter where he made his singing and acting debut.
Farhan has received awards for Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actor and numerous other screen awards. A lead actor in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, it became one of the highest grossing Bollywood films, earning around ₹1.53 billion (US$23 million) worldwide.
The locknote at Adobe Symposium, Farhan’s session will focus upon “Making Stories into Experiences,” and draw upon his many years of scriptwriting, production and cinematography.
Managing Director, JetPrivilege
An industry expert with over 20 years of experience, Manish Dureja joined Jet Airways as the Head of Frequent Flyer Programme & Relationship Marketing in 1999. As the Managing Director of JetPrivilege, he has been at the helm of affairs, spearheading initiatives ever since the company’s carve out from Jet Airways. In his role, he has overseen the remarkable growth of the company, which has established itself as India’s leading loyalty and rewards management company.
After graduating from University of Pune with an MBA in Marketing in 1996, Manish went on to begin his career in the direct marketing and advertising industry as a Business Development Manager for Direxions. His knowledge and interest in aviation drove him to join Jet Airways in 1999 and since then he has been passionately spearheading various customer initiatives at Jet Airways. Under his leadership, Jet Airways implemented the revolutionary concept of Dynamic Tier Review that also won them the esteemed Freddie Award.
Manish is an active member of many professional societies and is a thought leader on marketing, loyalty programme design and development, strategic planning, airline revenue management and CRM. He has extensive practical, hands-on experience working in the USA, Canada and India.
A technology aficionado at heart, data and innovation lies at the core of Manish’s work ethos, who in his own words, wishes to ‘use data as a fuel to drive actionable insights and build simple solutions to hack profitable growth in all businesses in order to support our partner’s individual objectives of loyalty’.
Chief Marketing Officer, HDFC Bank
Ravi has over 20 years of diverse experience in customer experience and value maximization, corporate finance, setting up new businesses and driving results. Prior to his CMO role at HDFC Bank, Ravi was associated with Vodafone, Reliance Communications, Power-Gen India, ICICI Bank and Bajaj Auto. He is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta and is currently responsible for HDFC Bank’s brand, customer experience, insights and business results across traditional and digital channels.
Head - Jabong and Chief Marketing Officer - Myntra
Gunjan Soni is Chief Marketing Officer and Head, International Brands Business, Myntra and Head of Jabong. She brings with her over thirteen years of diverse experience in strategy, operations and marketing with a passion for advanced big data analytics. In her current role as Head of Jabong, she is responsible for establishing clear vision for the organization and driving 50% YOY growth for the company.
Prior to joining Star India, Gunjan was a Partner at McKinsey and worked across multiple consumer sectors and geographies, including India, UK, Singapore and Bhutan. She is credited for starting McKinsey's Scientific Marketing practice for India. Gunjan was also recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Media, Marketing and Advertising in 2016 by IMPACT, an Exchange4media Group. ‘The Economic Times - Women Ahead’ listed her in their list of 34 most influential women in Business, for the year 2016. She is also recipient of “Most Influential Marketing Leader” award by World Marketing Congress, 2017 and “Advantage Woman Award” by ICICI Bank, 2018.
Gunjan is an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and has also worked with Infosys as a software engineer at the beginning of her career.
Chief Information & Innovation Officer, Tata Singapore Airlines (Air Vistara)
Ravinder Pal Singh (Ravi) is an Award winning Technologist with over 50+ global recognitions. His body of work, most 1st in the world are making a difference within acute constraints of culture and cash via commodity technology that can be seen and felt in day to day life and over the years. Ravi is a global speaker and has delivered over 150+ lectures and papers. In the current year he has shared his body of work and its thinking in over 20+ renowned journals and conferences in Asia, Europe, USA and Africa.
He is a child right’s activist and also a holder, in his personal capacity, of several technologies patents, an advanced practitioner of yoga and flies aircraft.
CMO, Lodha Group
A Marketing professional with more than two decades experience, Viral Oza, is the CMO for Lodha Group. His role includes developing an integrated brand platform across consumer facing teams, for a rich consumer experience. He also guides and develops the teams towards making Lodha a much-loved consumer brand.
He started his career in Unilever, where he spent many years with Unilever’s Deodorant business. His successes include the launch and establishment of Axe Deodorant in India and then leading the marketing for Axe across Asia. In his last assignment, he was responsible for Skin Care across Africa, Middle East & Turkey.
Head – Marketing at Vistara (Tata-Singapore Airlines)
Solomon is a growth driven Marketing & Communications strategist and currently heads Marketing at Vistara, which is a joint venture between Tata & Singapore Airlines. In his current role, Solomon leads Airlines’ marketing and communication along with loyalty, ancillary, partnerships and product management (Web & App).
Prior to Vistara, he was the Vice President & Head – Marketing & Communication at Lava International Ltd., one of the leading Indian multi-national organizations in the mobile handset industry.
He firmly believes in ‘Your Culture is your Brand’ and has been successfully building and managing brands by combining culture and consumer insights; to achieve critical business objectives. A post graduate in Marketing & Communications from The Delhi School of Communication, Solomon has also attended Management Development Programs at IIM Ahmedabad & Bengaluru.
Group Head, Marketing and Communications, Indiabulls
Mr. Rajneesh Chawla, an industry veteran with more than 22 years of experience, is the Group Head, Marketing and Communications of the Indiabulls Group, managing the entire information marketing and communications portfolio. Rajneesh is the custodian for the brand and working towards developing and growing Indiabulls to greater heights.
Group Head Digital Marketing, IIFL
With more than 8 years of experience in helping organizations achieve their digital aspirations, Iti Mehrotra has hands on experience in driving digital strategy, online acquisitions and digital marketing in BFSI sector. She loves problem solving through digital interventions and therefore her approach has never been limited to just marketing but focused on end-to-end process re-engineering giving her, an overall exposure to digital transformation projects.
Senior Director - Analytics, Flipkart
Analytics consulting professional with 15+ years of experience in providing analytics based solutions to global clients in CPG, Retail, Financial Services, Travel & Hospitality and Technology domains.
Worked in leadership & analytical roles across TEG Analytics, HSBC, Marketics Technologies and Bennet Coleman.
Business Head: Digital & Marketing Communications, Reliance General Insurance
Jaishree Parab, a digital professional with over 12 years of experience in digital marketing and strategies. She has hands on experience in both side of the spectrum, spanning Agency and client. She has worked with various brands like Reliance General Insurance, ICICI Lombard and Futurebazaar.com.
She drives the vision for Reliance General Insurance technological and digital innovation. She also works to drive online-offline synergy campaigns to continuously create seamless experience across multiple touch points.
Under her leadership Reliance General Insurance has won many awards and accolades. CMO Asia -Website of the year award, Best email marketing campaign of the year, Best social Media integrated campaign etc.
SVP & Head – Digital Marketing & E-commerce, Max Life Insurance
Amit has powered businesses operating in high paced environments to engage consumers in their ever evolving paths to purchase.
He brings a comprehensive perspective spanning Sales, Digital Marketing, E-commerce, Digital Product, Brand, Media, Research and Customer Value Management. Over the last 19 years, Amit has led Marketing, Digital & Revenue teams across diverse categories spanning financial services, media, IT peripherals, beverages & auto.
He is a self-confessed ad-tech aficionado and a believer in perpetual beta.
Sr. VP - Mobile and Internet Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank
Manish is currently spearheading initiatives for digital platforms (Mobile, Internet and Conversational Banking) at Kotak Mahindra Bank, India. He has around 20 years of experience in digital & financial services and has worked in past with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, General Electric and couple of startups. For last 6 years, he has been driving Kotak Mahindra’s digital strategy around creating superlative customer experience, driving digital engagement and creating digital-only and digital-first framework.
Vice President – Digital Marketing and Sales, Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company Limited
I am an insurance professional with around 12 years in the industry, and have been part of the product design/marketing, digital direct and partnership functions in this industry. I currently head the digital acquisition channel for Apollo Munich Health Insurance, which includes digital marketing, online acquisitions and the telesales function. I am an Engineer with an MBA in marketing from XLRI.
Deputy Vice President, Marketing Technology & Automation, HDFC Bank
Deepak heads marketing technology for HDFC Bank. He has worked in banking, telecom and start-ups with a focus on digital strategy and innovation. He is a graduate of IIM Kozhikode, a self-taught coder and designer, who started out as an entrepreneur.
Head Digital Marketing, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
Bhairavi heads Digital Marketing at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance. In this role she is responsible for strategizing and forming a roadmap of digital services across the various functions. She has been with the company for more than a decade and is part of Digital Marketing since its inception in 2011. She has played an instrumental role in transforming the digital marketing for Bajaj Allianz GI into a major channel to engage the customers.
Chief Digital Officer - Reliance Capital Ltd
Vivek Pathak is the Chief Digital Officer of Reliance Capital Ltd. Vivek joined Reliance Capital in June 2017 from eBay Inc., where he was Head - Business Strategy & Product Management at Product Development Center- India, and was responsible for strategy formulation & product/ business outcomes, in conjunction with engineering and analytics organization.
Vivek also worked at Western Union as the Regional Operations Manager - South Asia Region (Select country markets), where he was responsible for market development and network penetration leveraging technology and multi-level alliances.
Vivek has an excellent track record in driving business strategy & execution and brings global managerial experience across markets in US, Asia and Europe in Financial Services, Consumer Internet, E-Commerce and Consumer Retail. He has built, managed and led large global teams across geographies and delivered strong business results. Vivek has done his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Indore and had a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science & Mathematics from Osmania University.
Head – Analytics, Tata Cliq
I'm a mechanical engineer from Pune and an alumnus of SPJain (SPJIMR). I had a short stint with ITC and then joined the Tata group through the TAS program.
At Tata CLiQ, I've setup the Analytics function and have implemented the Web Analytics, Campaign and Personalization stack along with a central Data Warehouse, and driven projects in predictive analytics based on R and Python.
Associate Director – Digital Marketing, Shopclues
Passionate marketer and an avid traveller with a liking for numbers. Arif has spent the last 6 years working across different Digital Marketing functions across travel, real estate and e-commerce. Currently heading Digital Marketing for Shopclues.com.
Head of Growth and Analytics, Freecharge
Himanshu has ~10 years of experience in analytics and data sciences. In his current role, Himanshu is responsible for ensuring best in class product and marketing experience for customers at Freecharge and believes that real value in e-commerce is the experience.
Prior to Freecharge, he was instrumental in setting up data products around customer and seller experience at Snapdeal and before that was associated with Microsoft and Cognizant in which he has led analytics as a practice for many fortune 500 companies.
Himanshu received his education from IIT Madras, 2008 batch.
CMO – Nykaa
A management graduate from UC- Berkeley, Hitesh is a true left and right-brain professional. Hitesh has been involved in versatile roles throughout his career. Ranging from strategy formation and all level analytics at Levi Strauss, USA to best in class engagement practices with MakeMyTrip.com. Hitesh's spread of responsibilities have helped him hone his skills in performance marketing, integrated communication and engagement strategy for the brand. Using innovative marketing tools, Hitesh has developed a good understanding of online consumer behavior, and therefore, has been a part of path breaking campaigns that have elevated the course of businesses.
DGM - Online Products, Yatra.com
Rishabh Motani, heads product marketing at Yatra.com. In his current role he is responsible for onsite marketing products and for overseeing web and mobile marketing cloud platforms. He has over 7 years of diverse experience in consulting, product development and online marketing in India and MENA region. Rishabh lives in Gurgaon. He loves travelling, poker and mountaineering.
Co-founder & Chief Growth Officer, Merkle Sokrati
Santosh Gannavarapu, co-founded Sokrati (now Merkle Sokrati) in 2009 and is currently the Chief Growth Officer helping clients grow their digital footprint and business using cutting-edge marketing intelligence and automation platforms. He has worked in many technology oriented avatars including strategic consulting for large-scale projects in marketing innovation with clients like Maruti, Microsoft, Godaddy etc.
In his spare time, he loves painting, spending time with his wife and two kids & thinking of newer and whackier new solutions for the digital age of India.
Chief Growth Officer, Asia Pacific, Merkle
Ted Bray is Chief Growth Officer, Asia Pacific of Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency part of the Dentsu Aegis Network. A seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience working extensively as a global enterprise technology sales and marketing leader, Ted spearheads the team bringing Merkle’s data-led, people-based marketing capabilities to Asian markets.
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Digital Experience, Adobe
Brad drives the vision for Adobe’s Digital Marketing business, one of the world’s largest enterprise SaaS businesses. He leads the global product and business organisation responsible for building Adobe Experience Cloud — the most integrated set of solutions to build campaigns, manage advertising, and gain deep intelligence for business.
Senior Director, Digital Experience, Adobe
Steve is a strategic leader for the Adobe Experience Cloud that CMOs, marketers and digital experience leaders use to make investments and personalise experiences across marketing channels. Steve finds answers amongst Adobe's marketing and creative technologies to the evolving business problems of customers.
Managing Director, South Asia, Adobe
Kulmeet has been instrumental in accelerating Adobe’s momentum in India, particularly the enterprise market, which has seen exponential growth over the past two years. Kulmeet is focused on driving growth for Adobe in South Asia and delivering the best possible experiences for customers.
Vice President, Product Strategy, Digital Experience, Adobe
Suresh creates and drives implementation of go-to-market initiatives across the Digital Marketing business at Adobe, including the six solutions and core services within the Adobe Marketing Cloud, Adobe Primetime, PhoneGap for Enterprise and Digital Publishing Suite.
Head of Marketing, Adobe India
Sunder has held leadership roles for over 20 years in sales and marketing functions at SAP, WIPRO, Infosys, Hindustan Unilever and VISA. His experience spans all aspects of marketing including product marketing, corporate branding, demand generation, PR, corporate social responsibility, government relations and talent branding.
Product Marketing Director, Adobe Experience Cloud
Arun is responsible for the global go-to-marketing strategy and execution of the cross-solution value proposition and adoption of Adobe Analytics to drive actionable customer experiences across all brands and industry verticals. He has over 2 decades of product marketing leadership across global technology brands like Intel, HP, CA Technologies, Citrix and Cadence. Arun has an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from India and an MBA in marketing and finance from Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Director, APAC, Adobe Experience Cloud, Adobe
Siva offers insights into how marketers are applying new Adobe technology to traditional techniques in order to drive business growth.
As part of his regional duties, Siva also leads Adobe’s industry specialist team providing executive level consulting and digital roadmaps for Adobe’s most strategic customers.
Head of Digital Transformation, Adobe Asia Pacific
Scott Rigby is the Head of Digital Transformation, leading the digital transformation practice in APAC for Adobe Market Development & Evangelism group. He has more than 20 years of enterprise experience across digital strategy, transformation and marketing.
His experience varies across retail, finance, telco, media, high-tech, travel and govt. industries. Scott is an MBA, and Certified Project Manager & Trainer.
Director - Solution Consulting, Adobe India
Ram runs the Digital Marketing and Digital Media Solution Consulting team for Adobe India. He helps businesses see the value of Adobe Digital Media and Marketing by developing solutions that address their business problems and uncover opportunities.
Director, Advertising Cloud, Adobe
Susan is the Director, Advertising Cloud at Adobe where she is responsible for developing Adobe’s Advertising Cloud presence across APAC. Susan joined Adobe through the TubeMogul acquisition in 2015. Before joining Adobe/TubeMogul, Susan worked at Ask.com for three years managing product development and business development for 30+ international markets.
General Manager, Advertising Cloud, Adobe
As General Manager of Adobe Advertising Cloud Matt leads Adobe's Advertising Business across Korea, India and China, as well as Search and Creative for APAC. In this role Matt is responsible for growing the business and building strong relationships with our clients.
Matt holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and New York University's Stern School of Business.
Product Marketing, Audience Manager, Digital Marketing, Adobe
Working with Adobe Audience Manger, Matt’s role is in helping customers solve the cross-device challenge. His work focuses on identity management tools, augmenting audience profiles with 2nd and 3rd party data, and helping customers deliver best-in-class audience insights for improved experiences.
Matt’s topic at Symposium will focus on data organisation, segmentation and activation in order to deliver best engagement experiences.
Strategy & Solutions Lead, Asia Pacific Adobe
Tom leads digital strategy & technology solutions across Adobe's customer experience business. In his role, Tom works with Adobe's commercial, education and government clients to provide strategic guidance & thought leadership on emerging technologies, digital innovation and customer experience strategy.
Tom is based in Sydney, Australia and can be contacted at: email@example.com.
Customer Success Manager, Adobe
Aakash is a senior Customer Success Manager for the Experience Cloud business at Adobe. He is a seasoned digital strategist who works with our corporate customers in helping them realize value from their investments in Adobe’s portfolio of products. He ensures success through business impact for our customers and leads them in the digital transformation journey.
Senior Solutions Consultant, Digital Marketing, Adobe
Soumitra works as a Senior Solutions Consultant, Digital Marketing at Adobe. He helps businesses acquire new customers and retain existing customers by improving digital marketing effectiveness using the Adobe Marketing Cloud solutions.
Senior Solutions Consultant, Experience Cloud, Adobe
Working as an Experience Cloud Consultant and Digital Evangelist at Adobe India, Sachin provides consulting to businesses in improving the Digital Marketing effectiveness, helping them acquire new customers and nurture existing relationships using the Adobe Solutions. His areas of expertise include Content & Experience Management, Analytics across different channels that helps customers realize the maximum value from their digital investments.
Evangelist & Solutions Consultant, Adobe
Baljeet S. Juneja is an Evangelist & Solutions Consultant at Adobe. His responsibility at Adobe includes building enterprise solutions for customers and developing strong ecosystem around Adobe technology stack for Creative Cloud and Document Cloud.
He comes with over 10 years of in-depth experience on various digital technologies.
Consultant, Adobe Advertising Cloud
Prince is a Subject Matter Expert for Ad Cloud and its integration with Adobe Analytics. His work focusses on Identifying Client Opportunities, Managing Digital Businesses End-to-End & Improving Advertising Cloud effectiveness.
Adobe Advertising Cloud - Solution Consultant, Adobe
Saurabh is an Advertising Cloud Specialist with expertise on all paid channels including Search, Display, Video, Social, Native and DCO along with a deep understanding on native integrations with Adobe Analytics Cloud. His work focusses on driving business opportunities, managing business relationships & providing solutions with Adobe Experience Cloud.