Durjoy Datta was born in New Delhi, and completed a degree in engineering and business management before embarking on a writing career. His first book was published when he was twenty-one years old and was an instant bestseller. His successive novels have also found prominence on various bestseller lists, making him one of the highest-selling authors in India.
Durjoy also has to his credit nine television shows and has written over a thousand episodes for television.
Based in Delhi, RJ Abhinav is an Indian content creator, popularly known as ‘Faad Magician’. Having previously worked as a radio jockey on India’s most popular 98.3 radio station, Mirchi (Delhi), Abhinav may indeed be described as a jack of all crafts His videos are primarily centred on realistic and observational humour about everyday situations.
RJ Abhinav has collaborated with some of the country’s most well-known brands, including Disney Plus Hotstar, Dineout, and Amazon Prime India, to create meaningful digital content that has fueled the creator economy. He has been recognised and awarded for his contributions to the digital space in a number of creators’ forums.
Abhinav effortlessly adopts characters that the audience can relate to, ensuring that his content goes viral. He has a unique sense of humour, which shines through in his delightfully created videos.
Ranjana Mangla is the Sr. Vice President, Head of Ad Revenue, SonyLIV at Sony Pictures Networks India. She has been part of the SPN family since 2020 and is responsible for SonyLIV’s Digital Advertising Sales Strategy and Revenue for India Market. She is committed to building an eco-system for advertisers from across geographies prefer SonyLIV as a platform to target and engage with their brand audience through advanced technology solutions in a safe and high-quality curated content environment.
With a career spanning nearly 2 decades, Ranjana possesses rich and varied skills in revenue strategy, show/film launches, market relations across broadcasting products. Before joining SPN, she was Vice President, India Head- Impact Revenue at Disney+Hotstar and has also worked in leadership roles in companies like Discovery Inc, Viacom Colors, NDTV Imagine amongst others.
Ajit Pawar handles the Partnerships for APAC at Adjust, to nurture and grow the flourishing landscape of global and local partners in the region. He brings in more than 15 years of diverse work experience in Technology, Consulting and ADTech space complemented with hands-on experience across domains like Performance & Digital Marketing, Big Data, Business Intelligence, CRM and Product Lifecycle Management, he’s passionate about innovating effective ways of data driven digital marketing strategy through technology.
Bharat Khatri is the Chief Digital Officer, APAC at Omnicom Media Group, one of the world’s leading global media agency networks, where he leads digital marketing operations, productization, commercials and governance efforts for the network in this region. With a future-forward and holistic approach to digital marketing, he spotlights his focus on leveraging technology to drive efficiency and creativity in digital marketing at scale.
A strategic digital marketer with more than a decade of agile experience in digital and sales across the EMENA & APAC markets, Bharat is a young thought leader with a knack for driving efficiency and creativity at scale in his projects. He comes with strong business acumen to leverage data, technology, and real actionable insights into lucrative solutions for brands. Armed with end-to-end expertise in delivering campaigns with programmatic stack development, omnichannel activation, performance marketing, and media commerce, Bharat loves accelerating the growth story of clients and partners.
Before joining the Omnicom Media Group, Bharat was leading operations for Xaxis in India as the Country Head, where he was responsible for managing P&L for the biggest agency programmatic desk in the country, growing the business exponentially over the past five years, fostering partnerships with leading technology, media and measurement players to drive a digital-first strategy and mentoring the next generation of digital leaders.
He started his career with Serco as an Account Coordinator and later on moved to Wipro and Exponential, diversifying his portfolio to media planning, buying, P&L Management, research and development.
A true advocate for digital transformation and passionate about applications of artificial intelligence that enables accurate digital planning across all addressable channels, Bharat loves helping brands transform the marketing message into a welcome occurrence rather than an unwanted intrusion with his data-driven approach.
A complete foodie at heart, Bharat enjoys cooking in his past time. Digital detox and good food make his weekends perfect. As an avid mountaineer, he sees practical parallels between what it takes to be on an expedition and being in the media advertising industry. The determination, perseverance and out-of-the-box thinking required to take on mountaineering fuels him to find purpose in work and life.
Consumer Marketing professional with over a decade of experience working in FMCG, Retail, F&B & Ad-Tech set-ups with global brands like Puma, L’Oreal, Cafe Coffee Day and recently Bytedance & InMobi. He was voted & awarded as one of India’s Most innovative Mar-Tech leaders in 2019 by World Marketing Congress. With a career spanning over 14+ years – Nikhil has worked across multiple functions with his domain expertise primarily being Brand Marketing (digital & offline), Business strategy/ Sales & Go-To Market plan/ execution across consumer goods, retail & start-up eco system. In his recent roles, he has led business functions across India, SEA, EU & has previously led marketing/business functions at Cafe Coffee Day, L’Oreal, Puma, HouseJoy & InMobi.
He currently leads the business of India & Southeast Asia for mediasmart, an Affle company.