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SUMMIT FEATURED SPEAKERS & ATTENDEES (visit often for updates)

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Priyanka Chopra


Priyanka Chopra

Actress and Singer


Russell Peters


Russell Peters

Best-Selling Author TV Star Comedic Genius




Priyanka Chopra is currently one of the most popular actresses in Bollywood. This summer, Chopra also made waves as a singer and performer as her single “Exotic”.   More…


Russell Peters’ comedy sheds light on racial, ethnic, class and cultural stereotypes. “I don’t make the stereotypes, I just see them!” Having performed with the likes of Dave Chapelle, George Carlin and Lewis Black, Russell has attracted a massive following enabling him to sell out the likes of Radio City Hall in 72 hours, and hundreds of shows globally   More…



Janina Gavankar


Janina Gavankar

Actress, Singer, and Musician


Samata Narra


Samata Narra

Vice President, Comedy Development


FOX Network




Janina is an actress on HBO’s “True Blood”, CW’s “Arrow”, and can be seen next on the upcoming season of “Vampire Diaries”   More…


Samata is currently the Vice President of Comedy Development at FOX where she is responsible for helping launch new live action and animated half-hour comedy series for the broadcast network.   More…



Amrita Singh


Amrita Singh

CEO, Founder


Amrita Singh Jewelry


Raj Sisodia


Dr. Raj Sisodia

Chairman & Co-Founder


The Conscious Capitalism Institute




Amrita draws upon the designs of India and the Mughal dynasty to create breathtaking Indian jewelry and accessories. In addition to her two contemporary and fine jewelry collections, Amrita’s lifestyle brand includes scarves, specially-designed bangle towers, jewelry and cosmetics cases, iconic handbags, and a wide range of home decor.   More…


Featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Financial Times, The Washington Post, and more, Dr. Sisodia has published over 7 books and over 100 academic articles on conscious capitalism, leadership and change management and recognized as one of the world’s ’50 Leading Marketing Thinkers’.   More…



Ritu Trivedi


Ritu Trivedi

SVP, Digital Strategy & Partnerships


MediaVest Worldwide


S-adia


Saneel Radia

Founder / EVP Product Innovation


Finch15 / VivaKi




Ritu drives digital strategy upstream for more integrated digitized media solutions across all channels for clients such as P&G, Walmart, and Coca-Cola.   More…


Saneel Radia launched Finch 15, a VivaKi-incubated innovation firm which helps companies create and launch new products. By helping clients concept, prototype and launch digital businesses, Finch15 gives mature companies a hands-on understanding of their digital revenue opportunities.   More…



Keli Lee


Keli Lee

EVP and Head of Casting


ABC Entertainment Group


Sterling Proffer


Sterling Proffer

Director of Platforms


VICE




As the Executive Vice President of Casting for the Disney-ABC Television Group, Keli oversees casting for major hit series such as Desperate Housewives, Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Ugly Betty and is the producer of the Disney-ABC Television Group Casting Project   More…


Since joining VICE in 2009, Sterling has worked closely on developing VICE’s media properties, supporting the launch of Motherboard and The Creators Project, then leading the launch of Noisey in March 2011. Currently, Sterling focuses on globlan content distribution across VICE’s channels and the development of VICE’s new news platform.   More…



Premal Shah


Premal Shah

President


www.Kiva.org


Shaherose Charania


Shaherose Charania

CEO & Founder


Women 2.0




Premal Shah is the President of Kiva.org, a personal microlending marketplace for the world?s working poor. Prior to Kiva, Premal was a Principal Product Manager at PayPal, an eBay company, and drove a number of key initiatives including a yearlong project defining eBay?s role in economically empowering the global working poor.   More…


Shaherose Charania is the CEO and Founder of Women 2.0, a media company that offers resources to help guide current female entrepreneurs and investors of technology companies through content, community, and conferences.   More…



Bobby Sharma


Bobby Sharma

SVP, Global Basketball & Strategic Initiatives


IMG


Jai Khanna


Jai Khanna

Executive Talent Manager


Brillstein Entertainment Partners (BEP)




As SVP of Global Basketball & Strategic Initiatives for IMG Worldwide, Bobby leads the growth of IMG?s basketball business interests around the world, as well as other strategic initiatives, including development, management, and ownership of professional sports, entertainment, and media properties.   More…


Jai Khanna is a 15 year veteran at Brillstein Entertainment Partners (BEP), one of the premiere entertainment companies managing a roster of A-list talent including Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, and also represents Bollywood heavy hitters such as Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgan, and Irfan Khan   More…



Nihal Mehta


Nihal Mehta

Founding General Partner


ENIAC Ventures & India Internet Group


Dr. Mehmood Khan


Dr. Mehmood Khan

Chief Innovation and Science Officer


PepsiCo Wordlwide




Mr. Mehta is a serial entrepreneur having successfully started five startups that focus on the emerging adoption of mobile technologies for media properties and consumer brands, including ipsh!, (sold to Omnicom); and Local Response named to Forbes 2013 list as America’s Most Promising Companies.   More…


Dr. Khan also leads a global team of experts in nutrition, medicine, research, science, marketing/branding, ingredient sourcing and product innovation representing over 22 different brands generating over $1 billion each in annual retail sales..   More…



David Taghioff


David Taghioff

Vice President, Corporate Development


Creative Artists Agency


Sanjay Sharma


Sanjay Sharma

EVP, Strategy and Business Development


Machinima




A key agent in signing Creative Artists Agency’s (CAA) first Bollywood star, Priyanka Chopra, and expanding CAA into India by creating a joint venture with KWAN, the leading Indian talent agency, David has been instrumental in expanding CAA’s footprint in the South Asian world.   More…


A leader at the intersection of new and traditional media, Sanjay oversees strategy at Machinima, the next generation of video entertainment for gamers. Machinima properties are found across the largest global distribution platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, iOS, Android, and Xbox 360.   More…



Rahul Walia


Rahul Walia

CEO/Co-Founder


The South Asian Spelling Bee


Vejay Lalla


Vejay G. Lalla

Partner


Davis & Gilbert




Rahul Walia is a cornerstone figure in the South Asian advertising industry in America. He currently runs Touchdown Media Inc. Walia also founded the South Asian Spelling Bee in order to provide the community with a platform where children could compete amongst their own peer group. Walia is the owner of 100.7fm and 104.7fm in New Jersey and has produced many TV commercials and shows for the South Asian audience.   More…


Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. 2013 for his knowledge in the area of advertising and marketing, Vejay is a partner in the Entertainment, Media & Publishing; Technology, Digital Media & Privacy; Advertising, Marketing & Promotions and Intellectual Property Practice Groups of Davis & Gilbert.   More…



Anjula Bath


Anjula Acharia Bath

Founder/CEO


Desi Hits!


Priya Narasimhan


Priya Narasimhan

CEO and Founder


Yinzcam, Inc.




Featured in Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NY Times, VOGUE, BusinessWeek, Rolling Stone, Anjula is the founder/CEO of Desi Hits! And has partnered with Universal Music Group to create the first music label to nurture and develop global pop icons including Indian super star Priyanka Chopra.   More…


Priya is the CEO and Founder of Yinzcam, Inc. which works with 40+ professional NFL, NHL, NBA, MLS teams and venues to provide unique mobile applications that include in-stadium live streaming videos, mobile replays, as well as out-of-stadium live stats, media, news, and more.   More…



Gotham Chopra


Gotham Chopra

Co-Founder & Filmmaker


Graphic India


Anu Duggal


Anu Duggal

Founder


F Cubed




Gotham Chopra is a filmmaker, entrepreneur and the co-founder Graphic India – the premiere comics and animation company in India.   More…


Named in 2012 as one of Business Insider’s top angel investors in New York, Anu is the founder of a seed-stage fund called F cubed focused on investing in female-founded start-ups like Lover.ly and Artstar.   More…



Rohan Oza


Rohan Oza

Cultural Entrepreneur


Gautam Gandhi


Gautam Gandhi

New Business Development


google India




Rohan Oza is a cultural entrepreneur who utilizes innovative marketing techniques for power house like Coca-Cola, Vitaminwater, and Smartwater. His first big career move was to The Coca-Cola Company where he ended up leading the Sprite brand for youth and African-American consumers.   More…


Gautam Gandhi leads new business development efforts for Google India where he works with product and engineering teams on incubation-exploratory efforts which include technology, content licensing and strategic partnerships. Prior to Google, Gandhi co-founded ClearCount Medical Solutions, a Draper Fisher Jurvetson backed company.   More…



Jennifer Winberg


Jennifer Winberg

Social Media Strategist


Momentum Worldwide


Dr. Srikumar Rao


Dr. Srikumar Rao

Author and Creator


Creativity and Personal Mastery Course




Jennifer Winberg began her career in PR for film and television. Throughout her career she has aided in promoting multiple non-profit and small business organizations such as AFI Dallas, Women in Film, and FUNimation Entertainment. Winberg moved to Los Angeles in 2009 developing the Social Media Marketing team for the shoppermarketing agency, Lunchbox (JWT), focusing on social media and digital strategy for large CPG brands and retailers such as Walmart, Unilever, Kimberly Clark, and Johnson and Johnson.   More…


Dr. Srikumar Rao is a speaker, former business school professor, and head of The Rao Institute, based out of New York. He has done pioneering work in motivation and helps senior executives become more engaged in work and improve professional and personal effectiveness. His talks are hosted on many sites including TED.com and Thinkers 50 Interview.   More…



Sruta Vootukuru


Sruta Vootukuru

Director of Programming


Dish Network


Rick Song


Rick Song

EVP, national Digital Sales


Clear Channel Media & Entertainment




As a Director of Programming for Dish Network, Sruta overseas multicultural programming and locals broadcasting for all the satellite paid TV business. Sruta’s responsibility includes international content acquisition, deal negotiations, and programming trends.   More…


Rick is a 20+ year media sales and management veteran with the last 16 years in Digital. As EVP, National Digital Sales, Rick oversees Clear Channel’s digital sales and sales strategy, working with national divisions including Strategic Partnerships, Programming Platforms, Advertising and iHeartRadio.   More…



Neeraj Chandra


Neeraj Chandra

Partner


Tiger Global Management


Rohit Bhargava


Rohit Bhargava

Best Selling Author & CEO


the Influential Marketing Group




Neeraj Chandra is a Partner at Tiger Global Management, a $10bn investment firm based in New York, where he leads the Firm’s Technology & Consumer investments.    More…


Rohit Bhargava is the bestselling author of 4 marketing books, a two-time TEDx speaker and CEO of the Influential Marketing Group. He is the former co-Founder of the award winning social media group at Ogilvy and spent 15 years leading digital strategy for dozens of global brands prior to starting his own “concierge marketing” consultancy in 2013.    More…



Danielle Cherry


Danielle Cherry

VP, Human Experience Strategist


SMG Multicultural


Sharad Devarajan


Sharad Devarajan

CEO & Co-Founder


Graphic India




As a Human Experience Strategist for SMG Multicultural, Danielle Cherry leads understanding about cross-cultural communities and how those insights impact experiences with brands and categories.   More…


Sharad is the Co-Founder and CEO of Graphic India Pte. Ltd., a character entertainment company focused on creating leading characters, comics and stories for the Indian youth market through mobile and digital platforms, which is owned by Liquid Comics and CA Media LP, the Asian investment arm of The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG).   More…



Salman Igbal


Salman Igbal

Founder, President & CEO


ARY Digital Network


Anurag Harsh


Anurag Harsh

SVP


Ziff Davis, Inc.




Salman Iqbal is a titan of Pakistani media and the force behind ARY Group’s global triumph. His work in all media sets the standard for both journalistic excellence and financial success.   More…


Anurag Harsh has helped lead the growth for Ziff Davis from just 4 Million visitors a month 3 years ago, into the world’s 30th largest digital powerhouse, the #1 internet company in technology, # 1 in gaming, # 1 in men’s lifestyle and one of the web’s largest video publishers (source: comScore Aug 2013).   More…



Ruma Bose


Ruma Bose

Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist and Author


Shahid Khan


Shahid Khan

Chairman and Co-Founder


Mediamorph




Ruma has co-founded and/or led the management teams of several startups. She is currently Managing Director at Innovators Fund and was previously Senior Director at Roseworth Capital. Ruma has also co-authored the international bestselling book, “Mother Teresa, CEO”.   More…


Shahid Khan is an acclaimed thought leader in Media and Cable industries, with a tremendous track-record of working with leading TV Networks, Publishers, Cable MSOs and Device companies to identify opportunities and launch cross-platform media plays across Over-the-top Video, Digital Music, eBooks and emerging TV Networks.   More…



Jimmy Soni


Jimmy Soni

Managing Editor


Huffington Post


Seema Mody


Seema Mody

Reporter


CNBC




Jimmy Soni is the Managing Editor of The Huffington Post Media Group, a position he was appointed to at age 26. He is the co-author of critically acclaimed book called Rome’s Last Citizen, a biography on the life of Cato the Younger, the arch nemesis of Julius Caesar.   More…


Seema Mody joined CNBC in July 2011 as a reporter focusing on market-moving stories that impact Wall Street. Mody also hosts a “Trading the Twicker” segment for “Fast Money” monitoring stocks that are trending and moving due to social momentum.   More…



Raj Girn


Raj Girn

Founder/President/CEO


ANOKHI MEDIA


 


 




An award-winning innovator in the field of South Asian crossover content and multi-national client integration, Raj Girn founded ANOKHI magazine in 2002 as the first installment of the well-known ANOKHI MEDIA multi-platform lifestyle brand. This high gloss, quarterly publication targeted the western born South Asian, and was the first and only media in North America to focus on this integrated, crossover profile as its core mandate.   More…