About DMTI

Board of Advisors

Quality is at the heart of everything that we do at DMTI. To ensure that the DMTI programs are cutting edge and updated with the latest trends in the digital industry we put together a Board of Advisors. The BOA comprises of eminent personalities who represent advertising agencies, publishing houses or media and brands/clients. We also have an academician who looks at the entire curriculum from an academic standpoint. The current BOA comprises of:

  • AdityaSave

    Aditya Save

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  • Aditya Save, Chief Marketing Officer, People Interactive
    Mr. Save is currently CMO at People Interactive. Prior to this he was heading Digital Marketing & Media efforts for Marico; he has also worked on the Innovation portfolio. He led efforts on incubation projects in Hair & Foods categories, working on end to end solutions from product configuration, marketing mix to final P&L delivery.

    He started his career in this dynamic media domain with the Hindustan Lever portfolio of brands. He has an in-depth understanding of the media landscape & was amongst the first in the industry to try & apply Theory of Constraints to the marketing domain. His diverse portfolio includes handling various elements of marketing spend to managing first point logistics, consumer promotions and supply chain sourcing to management. He has used tools like Kaizen & 5S in business areas that had been hitherto untouched by TQM.

    He has authored an article in The Journal of Direct, Data & Digital Marketing Practice by Institute of Direct Marketing, United Kingdom, March 27, 2014.

  • AnuragBatra

    Annurag Batra

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  • Anurag Batra, Chairman- BW | Businessworld,GBN Media & Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, exchange4media Group

    Mr. Batra is an entrepreneur, media observer and a journalist all rolled into one. He is currently the Chairman GBN Media – BW | Businessworld. He is also the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of exchange4media Group.

    In 2006 the prestigious Management Development Institute (MDI) and Mr. Batra’s Alma mater awarded him with the “Most Distinguished Alumni of the Decade Award”. He is also the member of the Sales & Marketing committee of the Delhi Management Association and President of the Franchising Association of India, Northern Chapter.

    Mr. Batra is passionate about Magazines and serves as Joint Managing Director of India’s leading fortnightly magazine Governance Now. He is also an honorary advisor to India’s leading website on fashion, http://www.stylekandy.com/, and leading auto website www.wheelsunplugged.com. Besides mentoring leaders within the institution of E4M and within the eco system of media and digital he is creating entrepreneurs.

  • IsaacJacob

    Isaac Jacob

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  • Isaac Jacob, Head – Marketing, K.J.Somaya Institute of Management Studies & Research

    Mr. Isaac Jacob is a Marketing, Advertising, and Brand Management professional with over 28 years of experience. He has worked for brands such as Barbie Dolls, He-man and the Masters of the Universe, Hotwheels (Mattel Inc.), Puma High Performance Sports Shoes, Lux, Citibank, Kodak, Mercedes-Benz, Smirnoff, Cadburys, Fevicol, etc.

    He was the Vice President and Head Marketing-Tata Mutual Fund, President – Fortune Communications (JWT Group Co), Director MET Institute of Mass Media. His last Industry assignment was as Chief Marketing Officer and Country Head-Customer Experience with YES Bank.

    He has lectured in a good number of Management institutes on Marketing, Advertising and Brand Management. To name a few, Bajaj Institute from 1988-2006, NMIMS MET, SCMHRD-Pune, Al Ghurair Management Academy-Dubai etc. He is currently pursuing aPh.D Program from the University of Mumbai in marketing.

  • Mahesh Murthy

    Mahesh Murthy

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  • Mahesh Murthy, Founder – Pinstorm, Managing Partner – SeedFund and Founder & Principal- Passionfund
    Mahesh has spent 30 years helping brands with marketing advice and 15 of those helping startups with advice & funding. He has won awards as Creative Director on Unilever, The Economist, Pepsi & MTV.

    He helped create the first public UI for Yahoo in 95 and led the launch for Amazon in 97. After a successful NASDAQ IPO, Mahesh headed marketing at iCat, an e-com firm in Seattle managing over 6,000 e-businesses. iCat was bought by Intel.

    He returned to India in 99 to turn around Channel V till its sale to Star TV in 2000, then founded Passionfund, his angel investing vehicle which backed Geodesic, WebDunia, Inkfruit and Doolally. Mahesh has penned columns in Business Today, Businessworld and WSJ. On TV, he’s played the Donald Trump role in Business Baazigar (2007), the Dragon’s Den role on ETNow’s Super Angels (2011, 2012) and Bloomberg TV the Pitch (2013).

    Mahesh set up digital business consulting firm Pinstorm in 2004. It’s a well-regarded business transformation boutique, creating market- and award-winning strategy, tech & work on the region’s most-aggressive brands.

    Mahesh loves early-stage investing and co-founded what is now India’s best-known VC fund, Seedfund. It was voted “India’s best VC fund” by LPs in 2010 & 2013 and has had India’s biggest-ever exits, with RedBus and CarWale. Mahesh is a popular speaker on corporate & college campuses, and considered a thought leader on digital transformation.

  • Punitha Arumugam

    Punitha Arumugam

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  • Punitha Arumugam, Director – Agency Business, Google India

    Punitha Arumugam has been Director of Agency and Advertiser Relations of Google Inc since April 2012. Ms. Arumugam served as the Chief Executive Officer of Madison Media Group at Madison Communications Pvt. Ltd until March 2012. She has over 15 years of experience in all facets of media – strategy, planning, buying, research and operations.

    She has worked with several agencies like O&M & Initiative Media and in several markets like Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai before joining Madison. Her experience spans a wide range of industries including FMCGs, durables and financial services. She was voted as the 4th most influential person in the Indian Media Industry by Brand Equity Ad Agency Reckoner 2005.

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    Rammohan Sundaram

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  • Rammohan Sundaram, Co-Founder @VelfieApp and Mobi First Media. Board Observer – Simpli5d Technologies

    RammohanSundaram has a successful track record of turning around businesses and taking start-ups from ground zero to multimillion-dollar businesses in a short period of time. A proven General Manager with P&L responsibilities and multi-region exposure in highly complex hierarchical and high pressured environments with focus on timely delivery of business objectives.

    Serial Entrepreneur with two exits to Bertelsmann AG (NetworkPlay 2012) and SVG Media (PlatformPlay 2014). He is a highly accomplished leader with phenomenal team building capabilities including attracting best talent and retaining the same across Engineering, Product, Sales, Business Development, Partnerships/Alliances, Marketing and Finance.

    He is an action-oriented strategist with a drive for Innovation in cross-functional environment with exposure in Digital Media, Advertising and Consumer Facing Internet businesses.

  • VikasTondon

    Vikas Tandon

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  • Vikas Tandon, Managing Director, Indigo Consulting

    Mr. Tandon is a first generation entrepreneur and leads one of India’s leading digital marketing and web development agencies, Indigo Consulting (www.indigo.co.in) which provides Web Site Design, Online Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Usability Testing and Mobile Marketing solutions to blue chip clients like HSBC, Thomas Cook, HDFC Bank, Tata AIG General Insurance, Asian Paints and Hindustan Unilever. Indigo Consulting is one of India’s best performing digital agencies with an enviable track record of growth, profitability and client retention.

    He was awarded Digital Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 at the WAT Awards. In February 2012, Indigo Consulting was acquired by Publicis Group and is now part of Leo Burnett Worldwide. At over 170 professionals, it is LBWW’s largest digital office in Asia-Pacific. Mr. Tandon has been in this industry since 1997 and has also been on the jury of the Abby Awards (Digital category) since 2008, as well as the Effies in 2012. A speaker/panelist at events like ClickAsia Summit, ISB Leadership Summit, WATSummit, and Digital CMO Summit, he was listed in the Impact Digital Power 100 (2012).

  • VirginiaSharma

    Virginia Sharma

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  • Virginia Sharma, Director Marketing, Talent Solutions, LinkedIn – Asia Pacific
    Virginia joined LinkedIn after a long and successful stint at IBM as the Chief Marketing Officer. She was with IBM Software Group for over 12 years. Most recently, she was awarded with the Indy’s “Marcom Professional of the Year” award in the IT and Software Category by CMO Council and CMO Asia. She has also been awarded as the Top 25 Outstanding Marketing Leaders of India.

    Ms. Sharma is also an active member of various CMO advisory councils in India and also speaks regularly at various IT and digital marketing conferences. She has an undergraduate degree from New York University.

  • Vivek Bhargava

    Vivek Bhargava

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  • Vivek Bhargava, CEO India – iProspect Communicate 2

    With a passion for the search industry, Mr. Bhargava has spent over 10 years in the field of Interactive Marketing. He is the founder of Communicate 2, which launched itself as a full – fledged interactive agency and has evolved into a search specialist organization {now acquired by iProspect (Aegis Media)}.

    He has guided the Digital Advertising Strategies of companies such as MTV, Merrill Lynch, ICICI Bank, Reliance in both Indian and Global Markets. He has traveled to more than 40 countries on various Consulting and Project Assignments and has lived in Dubai for two years. Mr. Bhargava is a regular speaker at Digital Industry events & is one of the most respected entities in the Digital Media World.

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