A Marketer with almost 2 decades of experience building brands in the fashion and lifestyle industry, with a Diversified expertise in managing functions of Marketing, Business and Product Strategy, E-commerce , driving Growth through Digital and D2C in sunrise industries.
She has been instrumental in building brands across spectrums in her stints of a large box retailer in Lifestyle, establishing amante as a premium innerwear brand and now is redefining the way India sleeps at Duroflex – The leading omni brand in mattresses and sleep accessories. Smita is the recipient of the DMA Trailblazer CMO Award 2020, Women Super Achiever Award 2019 (World Woman Leadership) , Social Media Superwomen Award (Social Samosa) amongst others.
Smita is an avid traveler and a foodie, with an interest to understand cultures and consumerism across the globe.
Chandan is the Director of Strategy, Marketing and Communication in Nestle’. He is a member of the Management Committee and has a wide leadership role encompassing Strategy, Brand building, Digital, Communication and Innovation Idea to Launch. He joined Nestle’ in 2004 and was previously based out of the Global HQ in Switzerland leading Consumer & Marketplace Insights. Prior to joining Nestle, he was with Hindustan Unilever Limited working in Consumer Insights and Brand Management roles.
Anand Thakur is the Head of Agency and Mid-Market, Criteo India. He is responsible for growing the company’s agency and mid market business in India.
Anand has 15 years of experience in advertising across digital, TV and print. Prior to joining Criteo, he was the APAC Revenue Head at ZEE5 Global, Assistant Vice President at Hotstar, drove sales for BBC, and was instrumental in launching Outbrain and MediaMath in India as part of Zirca digital solutions.
Udit is a result oriented Marketing and Communications Professional with over 11 years of rich experience in Integrated Marketing, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation, Social Media Marketing, Content Strategy, Online Reputation and Crisis Management, Technology Products and Services.
He has worked closely with Small Businesses as well as large Multinational Organizations and delivered effective and award winning Digital Marketing Solutions for Fortune 500 brands like Ford Motor Company, American Express, Avon, PepsiCo and Nestle in a short span of time.
As a digital marketer Vishal Jacob has witnessed the roller-coaster ride of India’s digital marketing transformation journey from up close and personal – from the dotcom burst in the early 2000’s to the current age of data driven marketing. The purpose has remained the same – enabling brands to establish a deep connection with the consumer – yet the means whether through Search, Social, Mobile, Programmatic etc. have dramatically evolved and are continuing to do so at a frenetic pace.
Vishal considers himself fortunate to have worked with some of the best clients and the best talent in all aspects of digital marketing across India and parts of South East Asia. Vishal has led and assisted clients across industries (Auto, FMCG, Telco, Media & Retail) in their digital transformation journey hinging it on creating a connected ecosystem of paid, owned & earned properties. The result has been a purposeful digital media strategy that drives business outcomes.
During his previous roles he has been instrumental in helping a small 8-member team grow into a 100-member team and become one of India’s finest and most successful digital agencies. Their work has been recognized and awarded in multiple global forums such as the Festival of Media, M&M Global, World Media Awards & WPPED Crème.
Vishal is also a published Author and a certified coach from ICF with further specialization in transactional analysis and NLP, Vishal continues to nurture and coach talent to prep them for leadership roles.In his current role Vishal continues to drive this transformation with a focus rooted deeply in nurturing talent and enhancing digital product capabilities.
Puneet Das is Marketing Head – India for Tata Global Beverages Ltd. He is responsible for marketing plans for brands including Tetley, Tata Tea portfolio (Premium, Gold, Agni), regional brands (Chakra Gold, Kanan Devan, Gemini) & new launches (TeaVeda).
He is a marketing Professional with wide-ranging experience in FMCG companies across India, Africa & International markets. His previous work experience includes senior Marketing roles across FMCG such as Gillette, Marico, Pepsico, GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd. on iconic brands such as 7Up, Boost, Horlicks.
He is an avid reader and enjoys an occasional round of Golf.