Mansi Datta is a media advertising professional with 20+ years experience. Her career spanning across advertising agencies and corporates.
Her experience pans across a diverse set of industries including FMCG, Consumer Durables, Education, IT, Spirits, Carbonated beverages, Telecom and Ecom.
Her focus has been on strategic planning and implementation across varied media from analogue to digital and across varied consumer groups from kids to moms, youth to old, popular to premium, rural to metro audiences in India.
Mansi took over the reins of Wavemaker’s operations for North & East India just as the pandemic hit in 2020.
Even in work from home scenario, Invested in areas like content, performance, e-commerce and audience sciences to deliver greater value to the clients. Today, with new business wins with billings upwards of INR 2.5Bn and a well-diversified service offering, Wavemaker North is a leader in the region.
Mansi is passionate about arts and music. She dabbles in water colour painting and sketching. She is also fond of playing the piano – with focus on western classical music.
Deepti Khutal is the Director of Operations for India at Invidi, and responsible for the client relationships within APAC & South Africa. She has been instrumental in the success of advertising across various partners in the region. She is a goal oriented professional with an experience of over 17years in identifying the business opportunities and managing clients from inception to launch.
Deepti received her Masters in Engineering from IET, DAVV and started her career at TCS, where she progressed in various roles leading sales & partnerships for business horizontal across multiple categories such as Manufacturing, Telecom, HiTech, Travel & Hospitality. Deepti lives in Pune with her husband and a son. She is an avid reader and enjoys teaching underprivileged kids.
Monaz Todywalla is the Chief Executive Officer at PHD Media India, where she leads a team of highly engaged and creative media experts, delivering disruptive and forward-leaning solutions for the business needs of the agency's diverse roster of
clients, helping them Make the Leap.
With over two decades of experience across media, marketing and communications, Monaz is an inspiring leader with an in-depth understanding of business, strategy, media planning and buying, analytics and market research.
Over the years, she has lent her knowledge across various roles at Wavemaker, Madison Communications and Lodestar. With expertise in mentoring cross-functional regional teams and assimilating learnings, she has diverse exposure across industries like FMCG, Telecom, BFSI and Retail, among others.
Monaz aims to create an inclusive work environment that is driven by results. Striving to deliver greater value to clients than just the required business KPIs, she has also been at the forefront of innovative campaigns for renowned brands such as L’Oréal, Vodafone, Kotak, Abbott Nutrition, HDFC Life, Starbucks, Tata Cliq, Asian Paints, MDLZ, Amul, and Marico.
With a number of distinctive accolades to her credit, some of the more recent recognitions include ‘Impact 50 Most Influential Women 2022’, BW Businessworld's '20 Most Influential Women' (2022) and 'Top 40 under 40’ by IMPACT (2017).
Nitin Pai is the CMO and Chief Strategy Officer at Tata Elxsi. He brings over 25 years of industry experience in product development and R&D, new business incubation, and global marketing for technology and design services in the automotive, consumer electronics, media and telecom industries.
As head of global marketing and corporate strategy, he helps the company develop business and market strategies, steer business units and Tata Elxsi in select verticals and markets, and drive strategic partnerships to strengthen its service portfolio, value proposition and business growth.
He started as a designer in one of the world’s largest motorcycle companies. He moved to Tata Elxsi and built and grew a business around industrial design and user experience, which is among the leading design agencies in the world today.
He then moved to a corporate role to lead marketing and strategy, and brings deep insights into design-led thinking and digital, and how that can be used strategically to impact brands and businesses.
He is an alum of INSEAD, IIM-Bangalore and BITS – Pilani.
Sankalp is a digital business leader. With 17+ years of experience across APAC, he has a consistent record of accomplishing aggressive goals and achieving turnarounds.
Sankalp currently heads monetization for Flipkart. He has orchestrated the rise of Flipkart Ads to a top digital ad platform in India in a short time. An important part of his role is crafting the vision that will unlock the next wave of exponential growth.
Sonia Khurana is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Digitas India. A seasoned marketer and strategic consultant, she values business impact as well as creativity. She partners with her clients helping them navigate the complex landscape of rapidly changing consumer behaviours, digital in its many avatars and new types of competition by delivering experiences that matter.
Her career spans over two decades across reputed organizations such as Ogilvy and Wunderman where she has lent her expertise for clients in industries such as retail, hospitality, telecom, technology, automotive, travel & tourism, and more.