The Click Asia MasterClasses which will be held on 25 April, 2011 at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi will have 6 distinguished speakers. These gurus come from various online marketing backgrounds, there is a business developer, a serial entrepreneur, digital marketing strategist and more. They are men with ideas who can also devise means to execute them with their success records as proof, and they will share some valuable ideas and experiences worth learning from.
Here is a list of the speakers and a brief profile of each.
Eric has been into growing media, software, and Internet technology companies for more than 20 years. His previous roles include
- Vice President of International Business for Lycos and a member of the Board of Directors for Lycos Europe, Korea, and Asia.
- Senior Vice President of Global Alliances when Terra Lycos S.A. was formed.
- Ran a boutique strategy consulting firm called Global Internet Advisors in Palo Alto.
He currently leads Neverblue's sales and business development team in building key partnerships in new international markets. Eric is also credited for Neverblue’s expansion in Europe (Amsterdam) and Hong Kong (Asia) recently this year. He holds a bachelors degree in philosophy (Queen's University) and speaks regularly at Internet, software and media industry around the world. Eric is an fervent cyclist and enjoys traveling Asia.
Kapil has over 10 years of experience in online sales and marketing, and is a co-founder and CEO of Walla Media. The agency provides performance-based affiliate marketing solutions to various companies in the home services, insurance and education sectors. He is also a co-founder, investor and CEO of Amplio. The company is a technology solutions provider that generates new business for insurance agents and brokers. It captures new clients by utilizing social networks, personalized websites, online local directories and mobile marketing tools. His companies currently employs 280 staffs in the Los Angeles and India offices and earned $18 million as revenue in 2010.
A member of the Executive Committee of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) Southern California Chapter, he also holds degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration (Pepperdine University, Malibu, California). He was also profiled in the reputed Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine and Entrepreneur magazine's book “Open an Online Business in 10 days” and also speaks on various industry conferences on online marketing strategies.
Having worked with some of the top technology and media companies globally, Zaeem is currently a Digital Marketing Strategist at Google. He has also worked on Google AdWords, Google Local, Google Maps and Google Business Solutions. At Google, he is currently a part of the Business Acquisitions team handling JAPAC operations. Some high-profile projects he has worked on include Mercedes, Ebay, Harley Davidson and Sony.
Zaeem takes sessions on brand management, direct and digital marketing, advertising and account management at various institutes and organizations including Jai Hind, Symbiosis, KC, St. Xavier’s, IAMAI etc. A bachelor of mass media from St. Xavier’s College, a university rank, and a post graduation in advertising management from MICA. He enjoys eating contests with friends and wins too, likes unwinding with a book, painting, discussing contemporary issues with friends, colleagues, and students, or simply watching his two-and-a-half-year old son, Yavar frolicking.
Sandeep is Times Internet Limited's Head of Operations for Marketing /Audience/Sales Strategy. He has 12 years of remarkable experience in diverse fields including Marketing, Brand communications, Media and Finance. He has worked with elites of the corporate world including Citigroup India, Zee Telefilms Ltd, The Hindustan Times and the Times of India Group as well.
He currently heads the brand campaign for all Indiatimes properties and the Analytics, Retention and engagement and SEO efforts for entire Indiatimes portals as well as Head of Marketing and Head of Audience respectively. Sandeep has also led one of the biggest online campaigns in India as the Head of Marketing for Timesjobs.com, Magicbricks.com, Simplymarry.com, ads2book.com and the Business Head for Simplymarry.com and Ads2book.com.
Sandeep did his MBA, specializing in marketing management from FMS, Delhi. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Sales and Marketing from NIS and a BSc (Hons.) in Chemistry from Hansraj College, Delhi University. Sandeep is also a Six Sigma Black belt holder in quality. He does spiritual reading and practices yoga, but at the same time, he digs rock music and plays the guitar, and blogs actively on Digital Media too.
Chris has more than a decade of experience in direct response sales and marketing. He specializes in online lead generation and performance based media. A co-founder and the Chief Marketing Officer at Walla Media, he also currently directs multi-million dollar marketing budgets for various online and offline companies.
Chris started his career in sales and marketing at the early age of 19 in 2001, as an investor in Dalbey Education, a Boulder, Colorado-based real estate investment and education company. Soon after the successful launch of the business he became its Director of Business Development and raised the number of employees from 12 to 300 and the annual sales to over $100 million by 2006.
Before Walla Media, Chris was the Director of Sales at Diablo Media, a lead generation affiliate marketing company based in Denver, Colorado. He was pivotal in building a performance-based marketing network, which took the firm's earnings from $10,000 to a remarkable $900,000 per month in less than three years, from 2007 to 2010. Chris annually contributes to various organizations including Junior Achievement (entrepreneurial & business education for children), Saint Baldrick's Foundation (childhood cancer research) and the American Cancer Society as well.
Sunil started out delivering technology for mission critical applications for the finance vertical. While working with CIBC as their Director of Architecture he decided to leave and start his own technology consulting business, Eidenai Innovations. It quickly became the Number 2 Services Partner for Microsoft successfully delivering over $10M of services to its customers. Eidenai handled projects for Bank of Montreal, Magna, Merrill Lynch, Nortel and so on. It was sold to Cyberplex, a public company, where Sunil took the role of VP Services and CTO.
Sunil was also responsible for directing technology of the media platform powering the CXDigital Performance Network, where he was part of the management team. The team took the business from $3.5M in CPA marketing to a staggering $100M and more annually. He then left CXDigital and started Right Spot Media, his own performance marketing company. Currently, Right Spot Media has more than 50 employees in its Canada and India offices. The company specializes in delivering Performance Marketing.
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