THEME

LEVERAGING OPEN INNOVATION TO ENGAGE CONSUMERS

As technology reaches consumers ahead of corporates and initiatives such as Digital India push forward, innovations must transform consumer’s daily lives. The world is becoming more complex, and the customer is growing more impatient. To stay relevant is a daunting task but not unimaginable if a company knows how to be nimble and innovative. However, as the world has evolved so has the definition and role of innovation.

Open Innovation that was once a concept for corporates to understand and action, is on the rise becoming a key tool towards staying relevant. It reiterates that marketers must become inclusive in all aspects. They must collaborate and learn from people from different skillsets, strengths and specialities and create solutions that have a far reaching impact.

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SPEAKERS
CARTER MURRAY
Worldwide CEO, FCB

Carter Murray is the worldwide CEO of FCB, an IPG-owned, global, fully integrated marketing communications company with more than 8,000 people in 109 operations across 80 countries. Together with Global Chief Creative Officer Susan Credle, Murray is leading FCB’s transformation to become a creatively led agency known for delivering Never Finished ideas that are both legacy making and equity building, for such marketers as NIVEA, Mondelez, Clorox, Anheuser-Busch, Levi’s, Nestlé and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Prior to joining FCB in 2013, Murray was the president and chief executive officer of Y&R Advertising North America from 2011-2013 and the chief marketing officer at Publicis Worldwide in Paris from 2007-2011. He has spent much of his career helping a diverse roster of marquee clients develop and manage brands across marketing disciplines and regions. Adweek named Murray to its “Power 100” list of the top industry influencers in 2015 and 2016, and Advertising Age honored him as one of its “40 Under 40” in 2014. Murray was also recently honored as one of the 4A’s “100 People Who Make Advertising Great” in 2017.


NORM JOHNSTON
Global CEO, Mindshare FAST Global Chief Digital Officer
Mindshare Worldwide

Norm has been involved in interactive marketing since graduating from Chicago’s Northwestern University in 1988. While at Accenture, Norm led a team that developed one of the earliest interactive shopping destinations for a large US retail client. After completing his MBA from Duke University in 1995, Norm joined the country's first digital agency, Modem Media, who revolutionized the advertising industry by placing the first banner ad on the internet.

In 1997, Norm moved to London to open Modem's first international office. During his time in London, Modem Media became a leader in the UK digital agency scene, known for nurturing some of the country's best digital talent, consistently placing in the top of the digital league tables, and a winner of numerous international interactive awards on behalf of clients such as Unilever, General Motors, and Citibank. Modem UK was responsible for the country's first rich media ad and viral campaign. In 2005, Norm led a successful merger between Modem Media and Digitas in the UK. The newly combined agency’s innovative work led the London office in 2006 to being named as one of the world's top 10 most awarded digital agencies and the top winner in the UK. Norm was later part of the management team that sold the agency to Publicis Group, where both Digitas and Publicis Modem continue to thrive today. Norm joined Mindshare in 2007 as CEO of their Interaction digital specialists group in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. In 2008 Norm was promoted to a broader global responsibility for all digital services as well as a position on the company's global executive board. Norm currently manages over 2,000 digital staff in 115 cities around the world. He is responsible for leading and expanding all of the agency’s digital capabilities as well as advising Mindshare clients on their digital strategies and plans. Norm is a long-time vocal evangelist of the digital industry and is a frequent speaker at interactive conferences, including various IAB events, the Cannes Advertising Festival, the Festival of Media, Internet World, and AdTech. In addition to Mindshare’s Executive Board, Norm sits on the WPP Digital Advisory Council, the Xaxis Advisory Board, the GroupM Global Digital Executive Committee, Microsoft’s Advertising Advisory Council, and Google’s Agency Advisory Board.


V. Vaidyanathan
Founder and Executive Chairman
Capital First Ltd.

Mr. V. Vaidyanathan founded Capital First Ltd by first acquiring an equity stake in an existing NBFC, changing the business model, and then executing a Management Buyout by securing an equity backing of Rs. 8.10 billion in 2012 from PE Warburg Pincus which included (a) buyout of majority and minority shareholders through Open Offer to public; (b) Fresh capital raise of Rs. 1.00 billion into the company; (c) Reconstitution of the Board of Directors (d) Change of business from wholesale to retail lending; (e) Creation of a new brand "Capital First". Post the buyout he holds shares and options totalling 10.5% of the equity of the company on a fully diluted basis.

He believes that financing India's 50 million MSMEs and India's emerging middle class, with a differentiated model based on new technology platforms, offers a unique opportunity in India. As part of this belief, on acquiring control of the management, he exited legacy businesses of Real estate financing, Foreign Exchange, Broking, Wealth management, Investment management and instead transformed the company into a large retail financing institution with operations in 228 locations across India. Between March 2010 to June 2017, he has grown the retail financing book from Rs. 0.94 billion ($14 Mn) to Rs. 1,98,808 Mn ($3.18 Bn), has grown the Equity Capital from Rs. 6.90 billion ($106 Mn) to Rs. 23,729 Mn ($379 Mn), reduced Gross NPA from 5.36% (180 DPD) to 1.72% (90 DPD), got the long term credit rating upgraded to AAA. The market cap of the company has increased from Rs. 7.90 billion ($122 Mn) to Rs 76,281 Mn ($1.17 Bn) in March 2017....      READ MORE


Dr A. Velumani. PhD.
Chairman and MD
Thyrocare Technologies Ltd.

A visionary and an able business administrator, Dr. A. Velumani proves amply clearly to industry that,"Focus gives Success ". Born to a landless farmer in a small village near Coimbatore, South India, today he owns and operates Thyrocare, an industry leader and a brand worth over Rs. 3000 crores. Began as a mathematician, he acquired his Ph. D in Thyroid Biochemistry from BARC/Mumbai University. He worked for 14 years in BARC as a Research Scientist and Teacher and then became an administrator in business.

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John Sheehy
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Michael Wall
Global CEO Lowe & Partners

Geetu Verma
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Hindustan Unilever Ltd

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Maxus

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GROUPM WORLDWIDE

Gerry Boyle
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ZENITHOPTIMEDIA ASIA PACIFIC

Tjaco Walvis
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Uday Shankar
CEO
STAR INDIA

Marc Bresseel
PRESIDENT
INITIATIVE WORLDWIDE

Lynn de Souza
CHAIRMAN AND CEO
LINTAS MEDIA GROUP

Max Hegerman
SVP & HEAD - DIGITAL
JWT INDIA GROUP

Charles Wright
MANAGING DIRECTOR
WOLFF OLINS

Nitin Paranjpe
CEO & MD
HINDUSTAN UNILEVER LIMITED

Dominic Proctor
CEO
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Mike Cooper
CEO
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Chitranjan Dar
CEO
ITC FOODS

Thierry Jadot
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT - EMERGING MARKETS
SMG & CEO, SMG FRANCE

Hernan Sanchez Neira
CEO
HAVAS MEDIA INTELLIGENCE

Irwin Gotlieb
Global CEO
GroupM

Tim Love
Vice-Chairman
Omnicom Group & CEO
Omnicom APIMA

Rahul Welde
Vice President
Media – Unilever, Asia, Africa
Middle East & Turkey

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