Speaker Bio's:  

Ravikant Sabnavis
Sr. VP-Head- Marketing, Kingfisher Airlines
Ravikant Sabnavis has over 18 years of rich experience in Marketing, Sales and Advertising and is currently Vice President Marketing with Kingfisher Airlines. In addition to his responsibilities on the airline, Ravikant also drives Marketing for the Force India Formula One team. Ravikant joined the UB Group in March 2007 and was heading Marketing at United Breweries Ltd., before moving into his current role at Kingfisher Airlines. Prior to joining the UB Group, Ravikant has spent over 7 years in the foods industry, at Heinz India Pvt. Ltd. on brands such as Glucon-D and Complan and at ConAgra Foods, launching ACT II Popcorn in India. Ravikant began his career in advertising, at Lintas India Ltd. (now Lowe Lintas) where he gained significant experience working with clients such as Unilever and Bajaj Auto, in the seven years he spent there. Ravikant is a Computer Engineer and a management graduate from the S.P. Jain Institute of Management in Mumbai.
Manish Kasliwal
Head Worldwide Business Strategy & Marketing, L&T Infotech
Manish Kasliwal, part of L&T Infotechs Corporate Strategy & Marketing group, heads the Advisory Relations and Strategic Marketing function. An industry veteran with 18 years of rich experience in the fields of telecommunication, IT outsourcing and services industry, Manish did his B.E (Hons.) in Computer Science from S.G.S.I.T.S University Indore and MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Babson College in Wellesley, Boston USA. Manishs key focus areas include business development, planning & strategy, relationship/alliancemanagement for strategic accounts, product management & marketing and direct/in-direct sales.
George Paul
Director- Marketing & Strategy, Ericsson India
George has completed his BE from MIT Manipal and MBA from School of Management Studies, Cochin Univ. In Ericsson for over 14 years. He has been closely associated with early GSM launches in several regions and has worked in several functions ranging from Operations to Sales to Business development. As Head of Marketing, his main responsibilities include perception building and thought leadership, driving growth through demand generation and support in shaping markets. Currently he his working on a consumer business model called Aamne Samne, which enables visual communication on a shared usage basis, that brings down the barriers to 3G phone access and tariffs to the base of pyramid segment
Sridhar T
Vice President-Devices , UDCL
Sridhar.T is the Vice President – Devices at Universal Digital Connect Limited, a Videocon group company. He is a post graduate in management from University of Melbourne, Australia and U21 Global Singapore. In a career spanning 19 years he has worked in multiple functions with well known brands like Zenith Computers, Acer, Samsung and Idea Cellular. Prior to joining the Videocon group, his last assignment was with Idea Cellular Limited where he had headed multiple national assignments like Handsets, Brand Alliances, Direct Marketing and the PCO division. He conceptualized, strategized and created multiple business verticals as Idea grew from being a five circle regional player to a pan India player as the head of Business Development in their corporate office in Mumbai. His focus and interest continues to be the consumer. A firm believer in consumer insights, he continues to meet thousands of consumers as he travels across India in his current assignment. His other area of interest lies in people and learning which he firmly believes are the reasons for the success of any organization.
Manish Advani
Chief Marketing Officer, Mahindra SSG
Manish Advani is currently working as Head Marketing and Public Relations at Mahindra Special Services Group (MSSG). Manish joined MSSG in 2008 with more than 10 years experience in sales and marketing. Prior to MSSG Manish has worked across several Marketing functions for some of the leading companies like Microsoft Canada, Jaguar & Land Rover, Kraft Foods, Softscape America etc. Manish joined MSSG in 2008 with more than 10 years’ experience in sales and marketing. Prior to MSSG Manish has worked across several Marketing functions for some of the leading companies like Microsoft Canada, Jaguar & Land Rover, Kraft Foods, Softscape America etc. His areas of interest include human transformation, leadership, Digital Marketing, Building business through Social Media Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility
Mahesh Murthy
Founder and CEO, Pinstorm
Mahesh Murthy, founder and CEO, has 24 years of marketing and communications experience – of which over 14 years are in online marketing. He his Winner of international notoriety as a creative director on HP, Microsoft, Unilever, The Economist, Pepsi and MTV - for whom he wrote and directed a spot voted Asias best commercial of the decade He then moved to a Silicon Valley firm, CKS Partners (later, USWeb/ CKS) as Creative Director and eventually, Partner – where he helped create and launch the first commercial version of Yahoo in 1995 and the Earths biggest bookstore campaign for Amazon.com in 1997. He founded Passionfund to invest in and guide startups.
Anand Jhingan
New Business Development - Business Solutions, NSN
Anand has over 14 years of business development and client-facing consulting experience across national and international markets. Of that over 6 years were spent with IBM Business Consulting Services while being based in New York and working with clients ranging all the way from start-ups to Fortune 500s across the globe. Recently over the last few years, he has headed the International Business division for Hungama distributing Indian content and applications to operators across 30 countries. Currently he is handling New Business Development for Nokia Siemens Networks, helping Operators setup New Revenues Streams and Businesses including ones based around Mobile Marketing.
Bomi Doctor
Marketing Strategist and Trainer , Koncept Mktng Consultant
Bomi Doctor, is a Marketing Strategist and Trainer and founder owner of Koncept Marketing Consultants. He has over 24 years of relevant experience behind him. He has vast experience in both domestic and international marketing, market research, advertising, product launches, etc. He is a member of the prestigious Bombay Management Association and conducts many programmes for the leading Ahmedabad Management Association on diverse topics. As part of the International marketing efforts, he has visited the South East Asian countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and also China and Tanzania, on behalf of the companies he was working for. He has vast experience in both domestic and international marketing, market research, advertising, product launches, etc. He has successfully launched four new concepts in India. Some of which have also been marketed in other countries
Namrita Sehgal
Director of Internet Marketing , Taj Hotels
Namrita is a digital evangelist with a career spanning 12 years,she currently leads worldwide Digital Marketing for Taj Hotels and manages a multi-million dollar global e-commerce revenue stream. She has earlier held key marketing and business development positions in leading transnational companies across the online travel, automotive retail, dotcom, technology and business services sectors, and has worked in the USA, UK and India. Namrita’s forte lies in creating next-gen marketing solutions that are at the intersection of business, brand and technology
Gaurav Seth
Vice President- Marketing, Sony Entertainment
Gaurav Seth is the Vice President and Marketing Head of MAX, the Premium Hindi Movies and Special Events channel. In his current portfolio, Gaurav spearheads the channel’s marketing campaigns with the vision of sustaining and building on MAXs brand, appeal and reach, thus propelling it further on a positive growth curve. Gaurav Joined MAX in December 2008, since then Gaurav has successfully spearheaded the most successful IPL campaigns like Ek Desh, Ek Junoon in 2009, Saare Jahan se Accha in 2010 and the latest Bharat Bandh Campaign for DLP IPl Season4. In a long career spanning 15 years, Gaurav has been associated with building and monetizing many successful brands including the pathbreaking ICL, Zee Sports, altavistas operations in India and ESPN STAR Sports to name a few. Having studied at the Univ Of Washington in the US, Gaurav returned in 1997 to India. He enjoys playing golf and tennis, reading and watching movies on weekends and craves occasional escapes to secluded places to recharge his batteries.
Vishal Chinchankar
Vice President, Reliance ADA Group
Vishal is a Digital Media Evangelist across various Internet & Mobile businesses. He is one of the early entrants in the digital space with more than 15 years of experience in digital marketing. He has been with all the 3 sides of the media related roles and function, he started his career as a media space seller then moved into Media Agency and now heading the digital media function role with Reliance group. Apart from Digital media marketing, Vishal also heads VAS (value added service) for Reliance Digital TV. Vishals last few assignments prior to Reliance Group was with Mindshare Singapore as Director – responsible for Regional accounts like NIKE, Samsung etc , and at Mindshare India he had launched the ICICI bank IBG services in Canada, UK & Russia. Vishal holds a bachelor degree in science & Post graduation degree in Masters in Marketing Management from University of Mumbai. He has been a Jury Member for the Digital Creative awards at Campaign Asia, & Star Youth Achiever for the year 2010–11, and has also won the Digital marketer of the year 2010-11 by Indira group of institute. He is also an active speaker/panelist at digital marketing conferences.
Subhayu Mishra
VP- Head of Corporate Communications, Barclays
With 16 years of professional experience, Subhayu Mishra has had the opportunity to work in the Corporate, Brand and Marketing Communications space in his tenure with Tata Aig, Barclays, Chlorophyll Brand consultancy and Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd. A post graduate in Analytical and Applied Economics, his specialities include Brand Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Retail Marketing, Sales Promotion, Sales Distribution, Corporate Sustainability, Internal Communications, Marketing Communication and Public Relations. With an avid interest in Environment conservation, off beat travel, literature and visual arts, Subhayu Mishra has built brand and communication architecture, developed and deployed PR to deliver brand and sales results by using all elements of alternate media; built sustainable media relationships in financial services; and managed extremely large and potent media crisis situations for the organizations he has worked with.
Prashant Pradhan
Asst. General Manager, Network 18
Prashant has 18 years experience in Sales & Sales Management. Recruiting, Training, Motivating and Directing the Salesforce towards organisational objectives. Handled important tasks like BTL activities, Logistics, Product & Database Management. Part of Core Team at Infomedia 18, devising strategies for organisational success to get SME and Corporates business. National Training Head offering Product, Process & Sales Training to New Joinees and Experienced Employees Pan-India. Measuring improvements, Analyzing Training Needs, Devising a Training System for Ongoing and Advanced Training. People oriented approach with transformational leadership style.
Harsh Kohli
Associate Vice President & Head, Zensar
Harsh Kohli is an Associate VP and heads the Manufacturing vertical practice at Zensar Technologies. Harsh has over twenty years of global experience in Hi-technology and IT industry in different functional roles of business operations, general management, customer account management, supply chain management, marketing and sales. He has presented and authored papers at conferences/journals such as the SMTA in Chicago, EMAP Taiwan, Software Quality Journal UK etc. Harsh’s interests are in B2B marketing, top line growth strategies, innovation and product management. Harsh is a Six-Sigma black belt and holds Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from University of Illinois in addition to a MBA with distinction from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Rajat Sahu
Global Marketing Head, Microworld Technologies
Rajat Sahu serves as the Head Marketing with the responsibility for global marketing activities including partner and product marketing and marketing communications as well as public relations. He brings with him more than 14 years of rich experience in Advertising, Event Management, Brand Building and Marketing Promotional Activities. He has worked with leading IT Media houses like Cyber Media India Ltd and Jasubhai Digital Media for their publications like Dataquest, Chip/Digit, CRN and ciol.com, zdnet-india.com etc. He holds a masters degree in industrial pollution and control from Annamalai University, India.
Supriya Bambawale
Head – Marketing, Cinemax India
Supriya Bambawale is working as a Marketing Head at Cinemax.Earlier she has worked with Buena Vista Television,The Walt Disney Company,Animax and Sony Entertainment.She is also a marketing consultant for Fashion TV India. She has done her Masters in Management Studies from Welingkar Institute of Management Studies,Mumbai in the year 1995.
Anil Modi
President & Global Head – Mktng & Strategy, Aegis
Anil currently steers Aegis business in Middle East as President of Contact Centre Company, an Aegis‐STC JV in addition to his role as Global Head of Marketing and Strategy for Aegis. Anil has 23 years of experience in the field of global outsourcing and Process Reengineering. Prior to Aegis, he served in Global Tele‐Systems as a strategic member of their international business division, managing telecom and IT divisions in North America. His previous roles have been in Hughes Network Systems as Director of Networking and HCL Technologies as Regional Manager. Anil has engineered successful global outsourcing solutions for many Fortune 100 companies. His creative abilities are best demonstrated in his innovative solutions and out‐of‐the‐box thinking. At Aegis, Anil started his career in early 2005 as Vice President managing Business Development for the North American market. In early 2008 he relocated to India as Senior Vice President – Marketing and Strategy.
Shivam Srivastava
National Manager - Strategy, Sify
Shivam Srivastava is the National Manager - Strategy & Marketing at Sify. Shivam has 11 years of experience in the field of Media and Online space with roles varying from Business Development to strategy and marketing. Prior to sify he served with Times of India and Jobsahead.
Ravikant Sabnavis