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Drivers of Digital Awards and Summit



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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.

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Previous Partners

Previous Speakers


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Amit Purohit

Head of Digital Business | Aditya Birla Sunlife AMC Limited

Amit spearheads Digital Business Pan India with P & L responsibilities. The Digital Business has mandates for Digital Sales & Strategic Alliances, Digital Marketing, Digital Operations and Customer experience and Digital Technology for business verticals like Investor, Distributor and Corporates. He has been instrumental in revamping Digital business and has been leading from the front with respect to bringing out many “Industry first” innovations in the Digital space. Digital Business has been able to successfully roll out new Digital Assets viz. Partner portal, Partner App, APIs for Digital partner integrations, Micro-sites for Tax Planning etc. in recent times and some of the initiatives are setting benchmarks in the industry. Amit’s career spans over 18 years across varied industries like BFSI, Telecom and Pharma. In past Amit was associated with organizations like Reliance Mutual Fund, Tata Docomo and ICICI Bank for business functions like Product Management, Strategic Sales & Business Development and Marketing.Amit is an MBA from Pune University and is a BMGI certified Green Belt holder in Six Sigma.

Amit Sethiya

Chief Marketing Officer | Syska Group

A marketing strategist with a penchant for creating and establishing regional and PAN India brands
across segments like Steel, Real estate and consumer electronics segments over the last 15 years. He has
a passion towards influencing customers mindset across national and international markets by being a
creative and business choir for generating optimal brand equity using traditional and digital media. Radio Jockeying, writing, travelling and teaching are the other interests on the personal front that primes up skill sets pertaining to customer understanding, story-telling, project planning, team handling and training etc eventually adding up to the functional efficacies.

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.

Angad Bhatia

Founder – MensXP & COO | Indiatimes Lifestyle Network

Angad Bhatia is a part of the senior leadership team at Times Internet. He is the Founder of
MensXP and the COO of TIL’s emerging media track called Indiatimes Lifestyle Network.
At Times Internet, he founded the Indiatimes Lifestyle Network which includes
Indiatimes.com, MensXP, iDiva, WhatsHot etc. and led it through an explosive growth
phase, from 5 million to over 40 million unique users in 18 months. ILN is a youth and new
media collective that is built around the social web. In December 2016, Indiatimes.com was
ranked the world’s most engaged brand on Facebook ahead of Fox, CNN, Nytimes,
Huffington-Post, Buzzfeed, etc.

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

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.

Archana Tiwari Nayudu

Director – Content & Communications, upGrad

Archana is part of the leadership team at upGrad, which is a high-growth EdTech promoted by Ronnie Screwvala. It is positioned to be a disruptive leaders in EdTech and towards curating human capital to serve the future. The company has been awarded the ‘Best Tech for Education’ by IAMAI in 2019. upGrad also received the ‘Best Education Brands’ award by Economic Times and has made it to LinkedIn’s ‘Top 25 Start-ups’ two years in a row in 2018 and 2019.
Archana comes with over 18 years of professional experience with a strong focus on creativity, context and commercial goals spread across all mediums and formats of media : Print, Digital, Television & Live Events including CNBC TV 18 & The Economic Times. She is experienced at front ending brand outreach projects as well as managing seamless backend processes. Skilled to deliver original content and creative ideas, she has created and managed end-to-end content and communication marketing projects. Rich B2B experience, hands on working experience with SMEs and start-up eco-system globally, Archana has the distinguished career with highlights including being invited by the Rashtrapati Bhavan to curate Global Innovation roundtable and being part of international forums along with being the force and face of ET Digital Transformation Series in her past assignments. Highly networked professional with strong connects with industry influencers, academia and policy makers, she believes education and technology when combined has the potential to change the future and fortune of Bharat & India. She promotes learning for all and learning as a way of life to stay relevant amidst technological disruption and economic upheavals.

ARVIND R P

Director– Marketing and Communications | McDonald’s India(West and South)

Arvind R P is the Director – Marketing and Communications, McDonald’s India, heading overall marketing and communications strategy for brand, to further strengthen its leadership in the QSR space.

He joined McDonald’s in January 2019, before which he was the Vice President and Head – Marketing, IT& Analytics at Kaya Ltd. At Kaya, his unique and insightful strategies played a crucial role through various brand building initiatives, product & services innovations& category building initiatives.

He has over 18 years of experience in Marketing and Sales across various geographies and categories such as Retail (Levi Strauss), Consumer goods (Britannia) and Automobiles (TVS Motor Company). His career at TVS Motors included an assignment for the SE Asian market based out of Jakarta.

Arvind started his career with TVS Motors and worked across various roles including Consumer & Market insights,Brand Management and Sales. He was also selected to be a member of a start-up team at TVS, to set up business in Indonesia. Post TVS, he joined Britannia to head the Dairy Category Marketing and lead the innovation process. He also had an exciting stint with Levi Strauss where he headed Brand and Retail Marketing.

Arvind holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics and has completed his MBA from Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy. He has also been appointed as a Board Member for the Mobile Marketing Association, India.

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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