The speaker line-up for Goafest 2016 has been unveiled. Upping the ante on engagement this year will be an incredible array of speakers from across the world of film, media, marketing and business that include leaders and innovators like Benny Thomas -Strategy head, Crispin Porter and Bogusky, Carter Murray - Global CEO - FCB, Ace Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor and Television Personality Karan Johar and leading filmmaker and advertising guru R Balki. Adding to the enthralling line-up will be an engaging session with veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai in conversation with Honourable Deshamanya Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Ports and Shipping and Former Sri Lankan Cricket Captain.
Key speaker line up
Benny Thomas -Strategy head, Crispin Porter + Bogusky,
At CP+B, Benny leads strategy, planning and a team of strategists for businesses including PayPal, Braintree, NBA2K and Charles Schwab
Karan Johar - Director
Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor and Television Personality
R. Balki - Director
Film director, Screen writer, Producer and Chairman of Mullen Lowe Lintas group.
Prakash Sangam - CEO, Red Bus
Sangam is engaged in growing the market leadership of RedBus in the Indian market, expanding RedBus to other countries globally and extending the business into adjacent travel segments of Hotels and Holidays.
Tara Marsh - Global Content Head, Wunderman
As global content lead, Tara Marsh ensures that Wunderman’s clients have an agile partner capable of providing strategy and resources – anywhere in the world. Tara brings valuable experience to bear navigating through complex technologies as well as identifying the right talent.
Carter Murray - Global CEO - FCB
A passionate champion of great creative and a consummate brand steward, Worldwide CEO Carter Murray took the helm of FCB in September 2013.Based in New York, he oversees 151 offices in 90 countries globally.
Jean Lin - Global CEO – Isobar
Lin started her digital journey by establishing digital agency wwwins Consulting in 1999 it then became Isobar’s first Greater China offices in 2004 and was the driving force behind Isobar’s expansion in the Asia Pacific region. Jean was appointed a member of Global Executive Team at Dentsu Aegis Network, Isobar’s parent company.
Raghu Raman -EX Army Man
Raman is the President Risk, Security & New Ventures at RIL. He is the former founding CEO of National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), GoI. In his earlier avatars, he has led Mahindra First Choice, Mahindra Special Services Group and Mahindra-British Aerospace joint venture as the CEO.
Alasdair Lennox Creative Head - Fitch
Executive Creative Director for EMEA in 2014, Lennox directs the creative output for FITCH’s studios in the region. He joined FITCH as a junior environmental designer in the late nineties. He evolved a broad spectrum of design skills and a well-worn passport. He can bring a brand's unique personality to life across all points in the customer journey and solves complex commercial and strategic challenges for international clients including Adidas, Vodafone, Diageo, UBS and Apple.
Fergus O' Hare Head of APAC Facebook Creative Shop
O’Hare is the lead Creative Strategist for Asia Pacific of Facebook Creative Shop. He is tasked with creating and building ideas that transform how the world’s largest and most innovative marketers use Facebook to drive business growth.