The small but growing digital media in India is all set to start the New Year with a bang with the India Digital Summit on January 10-11, 2008 in Delhi. The Summit, being held in partnership with Intel, is the annual flagship conference of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the representative association of Internet and mobile value-added services companies in India.
The Summit would have a heavy dose of Internet and mobile VAS thought and business leaders from across the world taking part. Speakers include the likes of Esther Dyson, Chairperson, EDventure Holdings (USA) and the Founding Chairman of ICANN, and an active member of many other non-profit and advisory organisations; Tomihisa Kamada, Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Access Co Ltd (Japan); Shivakumar Ramamurthy, MD-Sales and Marketing, South Asia, Intel; Mark Read, CEO, WPP Digital (UK); and Dan Neary, Vice-President, Emerging Markets, eBay Inc, (Singapore), among many others.
Supplementing their efforts on the India digital summit platform would be Indian business leaders such as Murugavel Janakiraman, Chairman IAMAI, and CEO, Bhartamatrimony Group; Aruna Sundararajan, CEO, IL&FS Ltd and CEO, CSC Project, Government of India; Anupam Mittal, Chairman, People Group; Ravi Kiran, CEO-South Asia, Starcom Media Vest Group; Ashish Kashyap, CEO, Ibibo; V Ramani, Vice Chairman, Connecturf; Kiran Gopinath, Founder and CEO, Ozone Media; T S Kelly, SVP, Director of Research & Insight, Havas Digital; Atanu Mandal, President, ACL Wireless; Viren Popli, Senior Vice President, Star TV; Rohit Sharma, COO, Zapak; Vivek Bhargava, CEO, Communicate2; and Mahesh Murthy, Managing Director, Pinstorm Technologies.
The Summit, which began in January 2005, is now in its third edition. Nearly 400 delegates are expected to attend the first day of the Summit and around 300 delegates on the second day.