SYMBI DIGIFEST 2020

A two day event organized by Symbiosis School of Media and Communication, Bengaluru where various industry experts share their knowledge.

Postponed till Further update....

ABOUT THE EVENT

One of a kind Digital Festival called "SYMBI DIGI FEST 2020" full of marketing gossips, latest trends other than #Spotify2020Wrapped, some geeky insights about AI, Vikram-Betal brand storytelling, work from home hacks, networking of course, how advertising is dead as Varun Duggirala quotes and it’s all about the content business, personal branding on LinkedIn, Pinterest the last bencher that makes big with a tinge of surprise element and your expertise.

Our Speakers

Dr. Falguni Vasavada
Professor at MICA

Dr. Falguni Vasavada is Professor & Chair, Strategic Marketing Area at MICA. She is a
double gold medalist with over two decades of teaching experience in the area of
Marketing and Advertising. She has trained corporate professionals and mentored young
entrepreneurs in areas like Advertising, Marketing, Consumer Understanding, Branding,
Social Media. She has published in International Journals and presented papers in
national and international conferences and is involved in international joint research
projects in the area of advertising. She is a visiting faculty at management institutes of
repute in India and overseas. Her teaching, research and consultancy interests are in the
area of Advertising, Branding, and Social Media.

https://thedigitalfellow.com/
Subhobroto Chakroborty
Founder & Chief Digital Consultant at The Digital Fellow

He has been a Brand Communication specialist for more than 24 years. He now helps businesses overcome challenges in their course of digital transformation. A seasoned digital marketer with cross-industry experience, he has successfully launched and managed more than 30 top national and international brands in industries like IT, Banking, Entertainment & Media, FMCG, FMCD, and fashion and lifestyle, to name a few. He has also trained over 150 CXOs and General Managers in the ever-evolving domain of Digital Marketing.

Aditya Kriplani
Writer/ Director

He is a script writing graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India. He’s been credited as the Script Consultant on multiple award-winning films like ‘Tahaan’, and ‘Jogwa’. Since 2008 he’s written 3 bestselling novels, ‘Back Seat’, ‘Front Seat’ and ‘Tikli and Laxmi Bomb’. His third novel, became his first feature film, which he wrote, directed and produced. Along with being screened at a lot of film festivals, the film has won many awards like Best Film award at the 9th Berlin Independent Film Festival, 2018; Best Film - Gender Equality award at the 20th UK Asian Film Festival, 2018 and Best feature at the New Jersey Indian & International Film festival, 2018 etc . The film is currently streaming on Netflix

Chetan Soni
Publisher | Book Marketing I Startup Enthusiast | Kindle Author

An Engineer-MBA by education, Chetan Soni runs a writing and publishing platform known as Half Baked Beans.
Previously he ran an ecommerce setup and road-trips company.
Presently staying in Gurugram, Chetan likes to venture into new dimensions related to artists and creativity.

Shreya Krishnan
Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing and Communications at Anviti Insurance Brokers.

Shreya is a CSR specialist and a Corporate Grooming Consultant. She’s on the advisory boards of four organizations and four NGO’s. That’s just one facet of who she is. She also dabbles in Activism, Dance, Theatre, Poetry, Blogging, Modelling, Acting. She considers herself an Earth Warrior and is an Event Anchor and Trainer.

She recently co-authored a book titled, ‘Words Matter, the language that girls need to speak’ The book is a compilation of forty words that help the reader to choose their vocabulary in a way that allows them to redefine how human beings are treated.

Sandeep Kuriakose
Founder & CEO of BPRISE Pvt ltd.

Sandeep founded BPRISE in 2016 with the goal of polishing the relation
between brands and people with the backing of data analytics. He serves as the Chief
Executive Officer at BPRISE and invests his efforts in the overall success of the adtech startup.
Sandeep is presently managing teams at BPRISE to provide an intelligent programmatic, digital
marketing platform for brands and a fresh monetization solutions for app owners and
websites.

Before founding BPRISE, Sandeep spent over a decade in the financial services
industry with names like Barclays, Standard Chartered Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank as an
investment banker.

He enjoys reading when free.

Archana Venkat
Head of Marketing at a large consulting firm

Archana helps organisations achieve their business outcomes through strategic marketing initiatives.
In a career spanning over 14 years, she had led programs that have resulted in triple digit RoI through new business development, innovation, enhanced customer experience, and improved brand visibility. She has worked for leading organisations in professional services, information technology and media industries.

Archana is also passionate about enabling women to advance in their careers and is the founder of Women Leaders of Sarjapur Road, a Lean In circle. She regularly speaks and writes on issues impacting opportunities for women at the workplace. She is the author of Seize your Career, a book that details the challenges faced by women at work.

Divya Aggarwal
Founder of Ksenia Consultation. 

With a major in life sciences and Ayurveda, she is an internationally certified Global Lifestyle Coach, Celebrity Image Consultant, Personal Branding Expert, and Soft-skill trainer, trained under the curriculum of Conselle Institute of Image Management, USA founded by Judith Rasband.
She is a Stylist, Creative Consultant for Fashion and Lifestyle Influencers. Ms. Divya has been a mentor, lifestyle coach, and Trainer to corporates.
She has worked with plenty of Influencers like Komal Pandel and Komal Narang and a published writer for various renowned magazines like Brides Today and LA Polo.
The Image Consultants to Influencers, takes pride in helping and inculcating a new sense of direction and confidence in people. Ms. Divya Aggarwal is a firm believer that every individual is a success story waiting to happen. Her vision to built Ksenia Consultation was to make sure that each and every person take pride in being their own authentic self. 

Sana Grover
Content Creator | YouTube

Sana Grover is a digital content creator focusing on lifestyle and fashion videos with an audience of over 1,90,000+ on YouTube and 60,000+ on Instagram. She has been featured in The Times of India, Cosmopolitan India and The New Indian Express for her content and tips. According to her audience, Sana loves going the extra mile to ensure that each and every member of her community takes away something meaningful from her content, whether it is from her outfit styling tips, skincare and health-related tips, lifestyle improvements or simply engaging in ‘soul talk’ videos which are literally food for the soul.

Paayal Jain
Actor, Creator, Star Numerologist

A Girl from Numerology, Yoga , Vastu Field but in her heart knew she is made to be in front of Camera.. I discovered My immense Love for Acting.. Worked in Upcoming Bollywood Movie, Tv Serial, Youtube channels Nazarbattu many more.. But with my own channel 'The Paayal Jain' I discovered a creator in me not only an Actor. My beautiful journey still continues and inspires that Dreams come true we just gotta believe in ourselves.

Piali Dasgupta
VP Marketing, Columbia Pacific Communities

Award winning marketing and communication professional with over 13 years of cultivated skill sets
in strategising and driving branding, imagery, brand positioning, brand architecture, customer
segmentation, communication and storytelling. A sharp creative thinker and ideator, I believe in
striking the right balance between the yin and yang of Marketing.

Ritu Sood
Dean, School of Media, Film and Entertainment | SHARDA UNIVERSITY

Prof. (Dr.) Ritu S.Sood, is an award winning media professional with over three decades of experience in Journalism, Film Making, Radio and Television production. Prior to joining Sharda University, Dr.Sood has served as Professor & Dean, School of Communication, G.D. Goenka University, Professor, Amity School of Communication and Jagannath International Management School(an affiliate of Guru Gobind Singh University).

Mithun Cotha
Vice President Analytics at AutumnGrey

Mithun Cotha is an award-winning marketer, a data analytics leader. A recipient of TITANS 40 UNDER 40 award by Social Samosa, a premier digital marketing media authority in India.

Experience working with over 50 clients in the last 10 years across FMCG, Technology, Auto, Entertainment, Consulting, NGO Industries to name a few. Mithun has been pivotal in building solutions in Social Listening & Insights, Online Reputation Management and Command Center Management service by leading challenging projects; has influenced over 150 professionals.

Latika Sehgal
YouTuber | Content Creator | Entrepreneur

Latika Sehgal is an Entrepreneur and YouTuber with 5+ years of experience in the E-commerce & digital media field. As a content creator, her content revolves around her day-to-day lifestyle with the main focus towards Honest Beauty and Wearable Fashion. Her aim is to bring Aesthetics + Authenticity to the platform i.e. offering the best quality and visual experience to her audience but at the same time ensuring that raw and real thoughts are not lost in the process. She is a YouTube NextUp winner 2020 for Beauty creators and has had the opportunity to work with brands such as Loreal Paris, Plum goodness, Shein, The Moms Co. etc.

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