Introduction

We are swiftly advancing towards the next Industrial Revolution – a phenomenon which is popularly
known as Industry 4.0. The Digital sector has been the major driver of this monumental change that
has engulfed businesses and industries. The Drivers of Digital Awards and Summit is the leading
program in India that has been designed to identify, acknowledge and reward the enterprises,
agencies, and individuals who have significantly transformed the following functions of the industry
by leveraging the power of Digital and Automated processes: Online and Mobile applications and
services, Digital Marketing, FinTech, MarTech, AdTech, eCommerce, Startup Ecosystem, Content
development and publishing, Media Management, etc.
Additionally, we shall have the business leaders and connoisseurs share their views, experiences and
knowledge pertaining to Digital transformations through Keynote Addresses, Panel Discussions and
Insightful Presentations. Into the third edition this year, the Drivers of Digital Awards and Summit
has emerged as the top property that discusses and rewards Digital innovations. Numerous stalwarts
and stakeholders of the industry come together to form the Jury of this program and contribute to
making the Drivers of Digital Awards the best in its category, while adding unmatched value and
credibility to the entire initiative. Multiple factors have combined to ensure that the Drivers of
Digital Awards is the most coveted and sought-after honour for the digital fraternity in India.

Partners

Speakers

Amit Tandon

Vice President And Business Head | Healthkart

Amit Tandon is a Business Leader, author and avid Speaker. An IIM Ahmedabad & NSIT alumnus with over a decade of experience in leading businesses, strategy and P&L, he is currently heading business, strategy, Marketing and P&L for brand business at HealthKart that has transformed itself from being an e-commerce organization into a digital first brand company in nutrition space. He has previously worked at the Tata group under their coveted TAS leadership program and also as a General Manager at TaxiForSure. He also actively writes for publications such as ETHealth, ETRetail, ETBrandEquity, ETTech. Passionate about technology he also holds a US Patent for designing a level shifter.

Balaji Vaidyanathan

Deputy Head – Marketing | Franklin Templeton Asset Management

Mr. Balaji Vaidyanathan is an integrated marketing and communication specialist with over 15 years of extensive experience in Financial Services.

As Deputy Head – Marketing for Franklin Templeton Investments, Mr. Vaidyanathan is responsible for building the marketing value proposition and leading key brand initiatives for the firm in India. Franklin Templeton Investments is a global investment management firm headquartered in San Mateo, California with over 70 years of investment expertise across 35 countries and with assets under management of close to US $750 billion. In India, Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund has a rich heritage of over 2 decades of managing investor monies.
Mr. Vaidyanathan’s priority is to make consumers in India and other parts of the world aware of that little thing called Mutual Funds and how it can help change their lives in the long run. However, given that most consumers live in the present and hence, planning for one’s future is hardly a priority, it gets kind of interesting and challenging at times. Mr. Vaidyanathan has been a pioneer in the Indian Mutual Fund industry with his initiatives on using gamification and video content to promote investor education in the online space.
Prior to his current stint with Franklin Templeton Investments, Mr. Vaidyanathan was associated with other financial services brands like Edelweiss Financial Services and Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund in key marcom roles.

Girish Kalra

Sr. Vice President | ICICI Lombard General Insurance Corporation Limited

Experience

· Career spanning nearly 2 decades

· Multi Industry Exposure – Advertising, Consumer Goods, Mutual Funds, Insurance

· Hands on experience straddling Brand Building, Marketing promotion, Product Management, Direct Marketing, Online marketing, Social Media management, Corporate Communications (External and Internal), Research, Event Management

· Worked in Established as well as Start-up firms

· Performed under Indian and MNC leadership structures

Companies

· ICICI Lombard General Insurance – Sr. VP, Marketing & Corporate Communication

· Mirae Asset Investments – Head, Marketing & Corporate Communication

· Franklin Templeton Investments – Sr. Manager, Marketing

· Pidilite Industries Ltd. – Product Manager, Consumer Products

· Draft FCB-Ulka Advertising – Account Planning Executive

Education

· MMS – Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai

· B.E. – Vivekanand Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Honors & Awards

· Guinness World Records – Caring Hands, CSR initiative – 2018

· Kyoorius Awards – Mamma Elephant Award – 2018

· Jury Member – CMO Asia Awards, 2018 & India PR & Corporate Communication Awards (IPRCCA)– 2017

· Speaker – Stratcom – 2017

Hobbies

· Formula 1

· Technology trends – Reading & blogging

· Philosophy of life

Jagmal Singh

Chief Technology Officer | Paisabazaar

Jagmal Singh is the Chief Technology Officer at Paisabazaar.com, India’s largest lending marketplace. He leads all tech functions including infrastructure, engineering, mobile and app for Paisabazaar. Jagmal is an alumni of IIT Delhi and has worked with one of the world’s top hedge funds for over 5 years. He has also been an entrepreneur, building two start-ups, one of which was acquired by Cardekho.

 

Jurors

Amit Sharma

Senior VP – Digital Marketing And E-Commerce | Max Life Insurance

Digital, Marketing & Business leader with deep consumer understanding & strategic perspective built about 17 years of Digital Marketing, E-commerce, Digital Product Management, Brand, Media & Research experience across diverse categories spanning financial services, media, IT peripherals, beverages & automobiles.

Believer in perpetual beta while navigating the pixel ocean that today’s businesses are swimming in.

Amit Tandon

Vice President And Business Head | Healthkart

Amit Tandon is a Business Leader, author and avid Speaker. An IIM Ahmedabad & NSIT alumnus with over a decade of experience in leading businesses, strategy and P&L, he is currently heading business, strategy, Marketing and P&L for brand business at HealthKart that has transformed itself from being an e-commerce organization into a digital first brand company in nutrition space. He has previously worked at the Tata group under their coveted TAS leadership program and also as a General Manager at TaxiForSure. He also actively writes for publications such as ETHealth, ETRetail, ETBrandEquity, ETTech. Passionate about technology he also holds a US Patent for designing a level shifter.

Anil Kumar Singh

National SEO Director | [email protected]

Anil Kumar Singh comes to [email protected] with more than 17 years of experience in digital advertising. currently working with [email protected] as a National Director of SEO. There he is Accountable for the agency’s SEO and content vision, and managing the growth of the product by overseeing the SEO Leads, supporting the Client Services team, and playing an active role in New Business opportunities.

He was previously India Head of SEO in Interactive avenues, Digital arm of IPG Mediabrands . He had built SEO team & business from scratch and stabilised IA into a leader in SEO for the Indian market working with major brands like ICICI BANK, Micromax, Cleartrip, SBI, Mahindra & Mahindra, GENPACT,Dishtv, Airtel and BookMyshow. Anil helped Interactive Avenues SEO Business reach scale in less than 3 years.

Qualification : Master of Computer Science (M.Sc)
Honors and Awards :
Best SEO -India Digital Media Awards 2015 Exchange4Media & Jagran June 2015
Best SEO Category Award by Afaqs! At DIGITAL AGENCY AWARDS 2015 Afaqs! & Jagran.com August 2015

Apeksha Mehta

Station Head | Magic 106.4 FM (Red FM)

Apeksha has worked with some popular brands in the entertainment industry.  She started her career with MTV. She worked with Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited for 8.5 years handling marketing for channels Zee TV and Zee Cinema & OTT platform, Ditto TV. She worked as DVP Digital Marketing and Strategy and spearheaded their Digital Initiatives.  Further to joining Magic 106.4FM, Apeksha served a stint at Amazon Bangalore, where she was working with the Amazon Seller Services team and took care of Marketing, PR and special projects for Amazon Sellers. At Amazon she spearheaded the project for the empowerment of women entrepreneurs on the platform along with working on some award-winning marketing campaigns.

Testimonials

Piyush PushkalPiyush PushkalDell
Drivers of Digital Awards and Summit is a great platform. Look forward to the success of these awards every year.
Vineet BajpaiVineet BajpaiMagnon Group
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Rahul RamchandaniRahul RamchandaniProgrammatic Evangelist - Google
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Dr. AK ManochaDr. AK ManochaChairman and MD - IRCTC
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Sanjeeb ChaudhuriSanjeeb ChaudhuriGlobal Brand Head and CMO | Standard Chartered
I found the Drivers of Digital Awards and Summit in Delhi today Fantastic. I like the mix of Keynote Speakers along with the group discussions on topics that were relevant and realistic in the current context. I saw a very interesting mix of participants from various industries and segments – agencies, brand owners, media owners etc.
Avinash TharanAvinash TharanDirector - India | Sociomantic
In terms of programmatic, a great panel to be associated with. We had an interesting conversation. Look forward to many such discussions as the Drivers of Digital Awards and Summit.
Juergen HaseJuergen HaseCEO | Unlimit by Reliance
Drivers of Digital Awards and Summit was a great show, It’s a pleasure to be here. It’s a good mix of Customers and experts…
Vani Gupta DandiaVani Gupta DandiaDirector Marketing, PepsiCo India
This Summit was interesting specially as it was on Drivers of Digital with a focus on the ecosystem that has determined the growth of Digital in India.