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Digital Media India 2018

07 Feb 2018 to 09 Feb 2018

Speakers | Digital Media India 2018


Media Consultant, Denmark

Steffen Damborg (MBA) is a digital transformation specialist with over 10 years of experience in all aspects of running an online business in the media industry. He is a former Digital Director and Chief Development Officer at the leading Danish Publisher, JP/Politikens Hus, and is currently focusing on Digital Transformation for global media organisations accrued from his knowledge of working extensively in the European market.

Editor in Chief and CEO, VG - Verdens Gang AS, Norway

Gard Steiro is a Norwegian journalist and editor. In 2016 Steiro was appointed editor-in-chief and CEO of VG, Norway´s leading digital media house. With 2.5 million daily users cross platforms VG reaches half of the population in Norway.  Steiro started as a reporter. The last ten years he has held several leader positions in different media companies. From 2011 to 2015 Steiro was chief editor of Bergens Tidende, the largest regional newspaper in Norway.  Steiro is a member of the management team in Schibsted Media that owns and runs a large number of newspapers and digital startups in Scandinavia.

Strategic Partner Development, Facebook

Trushar manages Strategic Partner Development for Facebook in India, focusing on training programs for the news industry and initiatives to counter the spread of misinformation. Prior to that, he had worked in journalist for over 20 years, starting with The Sunday Times newspaper in London and later with BBC News in a variety of senior digital roles. 

CEO, DB Digital, India

Gyan Gupta is the Chief Executive Officer of DB Digital, the digital arm of Dainik Bhaskar Group.In less than 10 years of its inception, DB Digital has become the 2nd Largest Digital Group in the country with more than 101 Million Unique Users and an expanded portfolio from News to Business, Entertainment, Fashion & Lifestyle, Sports, Food and Gadgets. The flagship website DainikBhaksar.com is the World’s Largest Hindi News Site and the Second Largest News Site in India, while the other properties by DB Digital like Divya Bhaskar, Money Bhaskar, Bollywood Bhaskar and Divya Marathi are leaders in their respective genres. He comes with 18 years of exhaustive experience in media, digital content and technology; handling multiple profiles including Business Development, Marketing & Pre-Sales, Delivery & Operations. He has been instrumental in conceptualizing multiple unique features and properties and introducing many path-breaking initiatives for the brand.

Director - India Sales, Google, India

Vikas Agnihotri is the Director for Auto, BFSI, CPG, Telecom, Travel, Media & Ent. verticals for Google India, leading high performing teams in consultative sales skills and partnering clients in understand their needs and deliver measurable solutions through the web. He has been with Google since June 2011.

Vikas Agnihotri has over 20 years of experience across banking, financial services and advertising. He has held several leadership positions at Religare Macquarie Wealth Management, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and ANZ Grindlays. He began his career in advertising with Ogilvy and Mather. He has written several articles and has been featured in various publications including the Wall Street Journal

Digital Editor in chief, Vikatan Publishers, India

K.Karthikeyan is the Digital Editor in Chief, at Vikatan. He has 10 years of rich experience in journalism and was into the Digital Space for the past 2 years.  Earlier he was responsible for publishing Vikatan group's flagship magazine Ananda Vikatan, which is the Numero uno among the Tamil Magazines. Now he strategizes Digital Publishings of Vikatan every day, every hour, every minute. 90-year brand Vikatan's digital reach has evidenced growth in multi folds both in web traffic and social media penetration within a very short span of time. Exactly 2 years back Karthikeyan took charge as Content Head for Vikatan Digital Products and now he is the Digital Editor in Chief of the Group.

CEO, NDTV Group, India

Suparna has been with NDTV for 25 years and has the highest-level experience in all aspects of NDTV functions: editorial in both broadcast TV and internet, revenue and cost management.

She has helped NDTV create and run a major new property in NDTV Convergence, which is internationally recognised. It is and has always been a profitable venture (almost unheard of among similar internet news properties).

Head of Strategy, The Hindu Group

Sathya Sriram heads the Strategy and Marketing functions at The Hindu Group, a leading media house in India. She is spearheading the company’s thrust in digital subscriptions through a portfolio of products targeting different user segments – YoungWorldClub.com for children, BusinessLineOnCampus for MBA students and aspirants as well as the e-Papers of the daily newspapers.

She was formerly with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, and worked with governments, non-profits, and healthcare companies on improving operations, strategic thinking, and organisational transformation. She also helped set up the McKinsey Centre for Government in Singapore in 2011, an entity focused on connecting governments across Asia and supporting their services to the public.

CEO of YehBaby Digital Creatives and Media Consultants

Ivor Price is one of South Africa's most celebrated journalists. His illustrious career in print media includes international experience as a foreign correspondent for Media24, as well as media training for WAN-IFRA. Furthermore, he is a multi award winning television and radio presenter.

Senior Editor, Digital, DW – Deutsche Welle, Germany

Esra Dogramaci is Senior Editor, Digital at Deutsche Welle. Formerly she worked as a digital consultant at BBC World Service where she worked with BBC Arabic on a digital transformation across online, video, radio and social media. Previously, she led a team that looked after 20 languages YouTube channel’s with results stretching to 550% growth in just a year, then leveraging that growth in experimental formats for social and mobile video. Esra joined the BBC from Al Jazeera in Qatar and Turkey and prior to that was at UNICEF and UN headquarters working in communications throughout. Esra has significant experience in digital transformation across news and current affairs, particularly in social video and off platform growth and development. She’s also a former national team athlete, representing Australia in Ice Hockey.

Senior Manager, The Quint, India

Avinash Iyer is Senior Manager, Content Marketing at The Quint. He has nearly 10 years experience in the digital space. While at The Quint, he has worked with brands across categories from tourism to retail to create compelling native content. He has previously worked with prominent companies such as moneycontrol, a part of the Network 18 group and midday, that’s a part of the Jagran group.

Manager, Manorama Online, India

He provides strategic leadership on digital marketing campaigns, new product development, overseas inventory monetization and also dabbles in ad operations consistently with an eye on the growth of his products. With more than 12 years of experience leading engagements in digital marketing, project management, customer research, software development & online user experience management Tijo brings a diverse background and varied range of experience to the team. Prior to joining Malayala Manorama, he was heading the digital operations at ECONZ IT Services handling clients such as Caterpillar, Quest Global, Microland, Harley Davidson & ANSRsource

Founding Editor, The Wire, India

Siddharth Varadarajan is a Founding Editor of The Wire. He was earlier the Editor of The Hindu and is a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award for Journalist of the Year. He has taught Economics at New York University and Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, besides working at the Times of India and the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Shiv Nadar University.

Head – Digital Business, Amar Ujala, India

Himanshu Gautam works as Head of Digital Business at Amar Ujala, he is a management graduate from Symbiosis, Pune and has been working at Amar Ujala since Jan 2015, he has been instrumental in growing and turning around this business to be a profitable one, prior to this he was Chief Commercial Officer for GMobi India and South Asia markets and worked closely with all Mobile OEM’s and Telcos in the region.

Earlier, Himanshu was VP of Sales & Business Development for Lumata Digital India. He has been in the Telecom media business for more than last 16 years, with many firsts to his credit. He founded and set up the Mobile Marketing Joint Venture “HT Mobile Solutions Ltd” with global Mobile Marketing player Velti PLC for HT Media and was the person who started the trend of music and television on mobile during his stint with Indiatimes. A great believer in Mobile as the next ‘Media’ platform, he has been an Evangelist of this in all his previous stints from Reliance Telecom to Times of India Group and Hindustan Times group.

Chief operating officer, Digital, The Printers Mysore Ltd, India

With over 20 yrs of rich experience, Arpan Chatterjee currently leads the digital media business for Printers mysore, Prior to this he was with THG publishing, then Chief Sales and Marketing officer at Dainik Jagran newspaper, one of the largest media brand in India. Earlier, he also headed the inside sales & marketing across North America and Asian Marketings for eBay partner company. He was also part of the start up team at Webdunia.com, the first Indian language Internet portal  & technology services.

VP-Digital Business, Kompas Gramedia Group

Moris has worked with Kompas Gramedia since June 2017, with the role as VP Digital Sales. He overviews Kompas Gramedia Digital Assets from Kompas, Tribunnews, Grid Networks. Previously he had worked in Digital ad networks company since 2007 from Admax, Appier, and Exponential group acting from Business Director to Country Head. He worked also previously with Fox International Channels as Director for Sales and Partnerships.

He got his MSc from European School of Management at Cote’d Azur, France majoring Project Management, and BSc from University of Oregon Majoring Economics.

Head of Marketing, The Daily Star, Bangladesh.

Tajdin is a passionate, creative and result driven leader with strong understanding of marketing technologies and trends, data analytics and business strategy. He possesses extensive marketing, strategic planning, project management and business development experience across media, telecoms, Oil & gas, courier & logistics and fast moving consumer goods industries. He has also worked for flagship brands like BAT, Chevron, Robi Axiata ltd and DHL Express ltd. As a marketing head of the leading English Daily, The Daily Star (www.tahedailystar.net), currently he is responsible for managing the portfolio of advertisement, digital media, circulation and brand marketing.


He represented The Daily Star in World News Congress in Washington DC and Digital Media Congress in Hong Kong. Apart from that he attended number of training programs and workshops in Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, Bangkok and Srilanka. Tajdin is also a successful Google Squared (The digital marketing leadership course 
developed with Google) online graduate. He is also passionate about writing articles on his blog (www.tajdinhassan.com) and sharing those on various social networking sites. He has done his executive MBA from the top business school, IBA- University of Dhaka and currently he is also the President of Alumni Association of Brac University, one of the leading private universities of the country.


CEO, The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Bhd

Datuk Abdul Jalil Abdul Hamid was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad effective March 2017.

Jalil was the Group Managing Editor of NSTP since October 2011. At the NSTP, he is in charge of the overall content policy and management of the print division of the Media Prima group. He runs the editorial department of the NSTP group and oversees the print and digital content of the three newspapers of the group.  

Prior to this, he set up and headed the National Communications Team, a special unit under the Prime Minister’s Office. The Unit was set up to help spearhead strategic communications advice and planning for the government.

Digital Media India 2018