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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.

Categories

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Previous Partners

Previous Speakers


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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.

Anuj Kumar

Chief Operating Officer Computer Age Management Services Pvt Ltd.

Anuj took charge as COO Asset Management Services at CAMS in June 2016. CAMS is a premier service partner to Mutual Funds serving 63% of Indian MF industry and several Alternative  Investment Funds ( AIFs). At CAMS, Anuj drives CAMS’ management objectives to further strengthen the technology transformation architecture and fortify existing relationships with Mutual Funds (MFs) and AIFs. He leads the asset management services with an expanded service suite, driving innovation and leadership in the areas of service quality, analytics & business intelligence. He also drives the overall digital agenda. In his earlier stints, he has worked with Godrej Appliances, ICICI group, Daksh, IBM and Concentrix in a career spanning over two decades. Anuj Kumar is an alumnus of IIM Kolkata, and graduated from BIT Ranchi in Mechanical Engineering.

Ashish Bhansali

Problem Solver. Product & Technology ALT Digital Media Entertainment Ltd.

Decade long experience in delivering consumer internet products at a rapid pace. Built focused teams delivering high performance results. Passionate for building innovative, next-generation products, technologies, and businesses.

– Track record of delivering multiple product initiatives from conception to launch.
– Product expert in vertical areas like online videos(OTT), E-commerce, advertising technology, mobile apps, payments, peer-to-peer systems, subscriptions, retail, user engagement, etc.
– Translate long term into vision into step-by-step executable plans and prioritize them, backed on right blend of technical and visionary capabilities.
– Ability to take risks like an entrepreneur while being realistic and goal-oriented.

Ashish Tiwari

Head – Digital Marketing & PR Hero Cycles Ltd

Ashish is a marketing professional with over 16 years of experience into various verticals of marketing. He currently heads the Digital Marketing function for Hero Motors Group which includes companies like, Hero Cycles, Firefox Bikes, Hero Motors, BSH (Srilanka), Avocet Sports (UK), Munjal Kiriu, Hero ZFH, Hero Global Design Centre (Manchester), Munjal Hospitality & lifestyle chain OMA.

During the career span of 16+ years, he had worked for brands like Nokia, eBay, General Motors, HCL, Vodafone, Jubilant and extensively trained on consumer/trade/B2B marketing/ Analytics. He has handled assignments of Digital Marketing, Consumer Insights, Data Analytics, CRM, ecommerce, product management, pricing, placement, consumer promotion, brand launch, brand management, events, incentive schemes, PR management, trade promotions, branding & visibility planning to name a few.

Ashish is decently tech savvy in amalgamation of various platforms (mobile/web/voice) & technologies and the usage of data mining & visualisation software’s like Tableau apart of advance excel.

Ashish is a music buff besides being an avid reader, and loves to cycle around in his free time.

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.

Dr. Kushal Sanghvi

Business Head Reliance Entertainment and Digital

A penchant for advertising, media and communications drove him to the industry and has been with him for about 20 years now. Have been with various media companies and held various roles and responsibilities, he had the fortune of working with some of the finest people in our industry, through the path of having couple of mentors and building relationships all along. Have essayed roles in print, digital, television, OOH,content and also the invention of wireless and telephony revenue in the revenue with the pioneer show- Indian Idol that started it all! There is a also a bit of a creative thinker inside him which has helped in various roles and responsibilities, creating products, platforms and solutions for clients and companies at both ends. Dr. Sanghvi has also worked with a few startups and given shape to their businesses, revenue streams ,brand and creating success in the same has always given him a high. Being founder member of Rediff.com was a significant learning and tipping point in his graph.

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

Hitesh Malhotra

Chief Marketing Officer Nykaa

A management graduate from UC- Berkeley, he is a true left and right-brain professional. He has been involved in versatile roles throughout his career. Ranging from website communication strategy, design and UI and visitor level analytics at Levi Strauss, to best in class engagement practices with MakeMyTrip.com. His spread of responsibilities has helped him hone his skills in performance marketing, integrated communication and engagement strategy for a brand. In his current role as Chief Marketing Officer at India’s premiere beauty portal – Nykaa.com, he spearhead’s digital, main line and customer relationship marketing – controlling 20% P&L at organisation level.

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
The crowd is fantastic, represents the industry. Drivers of Digital Awards and Summit is special because these are awards specifically for Digital.
Rahul RamchandaniRahul RamchandaniProgrammatic Evangelist - Google
"There isn't anyone else who is doing something like the Drivers of Digital Awards and Summit "
Dr. AK ManochaDr. AK ManochaChairman and MD - IRCTC
Drivers of Digital Awards and Summit is one of the most useful digital platforms that I have come across
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.

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