Akshay Chaturvedi is the Chief Business Officer, Supply for VDO.AI, India, responsible for building and expanding its publishers’ vertical globally. He will be utilizing his skills in business expansion, marketing, and advertising to maximize revenue for publishers across the ad tech ecosystem.
Tanushree has a proven track record for identifying market opportunities, driving, and accelerating business growth for clients, especially converting non digital brands to embrace digital. She has been instrumental in driving digital transformation for many brands and drive performance & measurability for them across verticals like travel, tech, auto, FMCG, BFSI, telco etc. using practices like Search, Social, Programmatic with equal flair. She firmly believes that specialisation, powered by automation and processes is required to build a culture of test and learn and drive innovation in the digital space.
In her current role Tanushree heads the ‘Biddable’ practice for GroupM Services, the centre of excellence and activation hub of GroupM. As the Head Biddable, she is instrumental in driving the processes, ensuring smooth operations, spearheading automation, and driving product excellence through global practices.
Prior to this she was the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at Zenith, and she considers herself fortunate to have worked with the best agencies in India like Performics, Resutrix, MEC and Webchutney where she was given an opportunity to learn and flourish. She is a mentor to many digital exponents and believes in nurturing talent to build a better digital ecosystem.
Her strategic and yet pragmatic approach is fuelled by things like painting which give her patience and eye for detail and being a sports person which gives her focus and helps her understand the value of a team. She drives thought leadership in the market, has a representation across industry forums and has been visiting faculty across premium institutes like MICA, India Today, SOIL, FIIB etc.
Rohit is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 25 years of life experience in the field of Digital Advertising, Media & the Telecom sector. In his career span, he led P&L-focused teams to deliver multi-million revenue numbers & strategic business partnerships.
Rohit has demonstrated an uncanny knack for identifying & pursuing latent business trends. Among them, notably, one of the industry’s first, Rohit led innovations around the telecom data and brought in disruptions in the AD network and DMP businesses in 2012. This trendsetting fuelled many AD networks, telecom companies to focus on media & data monetization. He led the launch of the “Audience Pro (https://bit.ly/3xFYjgO )” product suite at Vserv, a leading AD TECH company (Vserv.com).
Rohit in his current CEO role at TorcAI, manages the P&L and Sales for the company, that he co-founded in 2017. At TorcAI, the team set out with a vision to build an advertising ecosystem that is transparent, efficient and ML led. Since its inception, the team has leveraged its expertise and experience to deliver bespoke projects across the ad tech ecosystem. Some of the projects include Paytm (India’s largest Payment app – Alibaba funded) and Vodafone India (India’s 3rd largest Telcom operator).
Key career goals include:
- Building alternate Advertising ecosystem for Brands & publishers
- Enabling Telecom operators to take a strategic position in the AD TECH industry
- Build transparent and inclusive media & data marketplace
Rohit is 46 years old, lives in Greater Noida, India with a wife and twin daughters. He loves to travel and play chess.
Pankaj Sharma heads MGID’s operations in India, as the CEO and Director he is responsible for developing business strategies and plans for the market while ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives of the company.
He has been a part of the media industry for over a decade and has worked across Digital, Radio and Print and Advertising verticals. His areas of expertise include Digital Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Social Media, Programmatic, Influencer Marketing, Content Marketing, and Native Advertising.
He is a marketeer, strategic thinker, a persistently analytical individual with a holistic view of the industry. Over the years, Pankaj has built and implemented successful media campaigns, strategies, and created valuable media propositions for various brands. He has also been a part of several award winning Content Marketing Campaigns which were recognized at Campaign India’s Digital Crest Awards, DOD Award, World Marketing Summit and many more.
Pankaj was featured in the fourth edition of Agency Reporter’s 40 under 40 list for being one the most disruptive minds in the field of advertising. He is a regular contributor for trade publications and has also been a jury member for several award programs. He is a passionate marathon runner and he also likes to pursue riding to get away from the madness of the city.
Medhavi Singh is the Head of Large Customer Business for Criteo India. She is responsible for driving growth and strengthening Criteo’s existing partnership with key advertisers in India in addition to new business development.
Prior to Criteo, Medhavi started her journey with Google where she worked across three different markets – US, UK and India, and across 3 different verticals – Travel, E-commerce and FMCG. She then joined Criteo where she has worked at for five years starting off as an Account strategist, quickly rising to Director of Account Strategy and, now heads the Large Customers Business.
For Neel, the biggest leap is to put India on the global map for AI and innovation in marketing and business growth. He aspires to equip brands with robust AI capabilities to help them effortlessly scale their marketing growth. Having had extensive experience working in the FMCG, Telecom, Marketing, and Advertising industries with global brands such as L’oreal, Vodafone, and Unilever, he’s able to accurately identify the pressing brand pain points that can be alleviated with AI.
With over half a year of stepping into the role of the Chief Executive Officer (Europe & APAC), at Pixis – a global AI infrastructure start-up in 2021, he has been able to cast a high impact disruption in the way the organization breathes, thinks, and operates at a micro and macro levels. He’s been playing to his strengths and driving growth across Europe & APAC, spearheading product innovations and integrations, and building a strong community of AI experts within Pixis. Looking forward to many more achievements!