I love marketing and advertising and that’s what I’ve been doing for a living since 2002. Was an entrepreneur couple of times, now an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Zone Startups and Publicis Drugstore.
A digital marketing professional, currently as a Vice President at Publicis Beehive I co-lead the digital marketing & social media business for Publicis Ambience, Beehive and Capital.
Lucky to be playing an active role in Mumbai’s startups ecosystem through collaboration with Google, I run Google Business Group, Mumbai and also listed as a Marketing Expert by Google, a coveted global program that recognises accomplished experts from around the world.
Im currently working closely with a group of engineers and like minded people at Agrahyah Technologies. We are on a mission to make technology useful to everyone by reducing dependancy on English and by embracing native languages of India. We are building a suite of products that are culturally and contextually relevant for Indians. Here’s the first product, a Calculator that works in 11 Indian vernacular languages. Try it on your Android device (free)
I believe in maxim, to teach is to learn twice, Im a guest faculty at institutes including IIM Indore, MET, SP Jain, beside this, I speak at various business and academic events including TEDx about technology, advertising, marketing, social media and also conduct workshops on entrepreneurship, marketing and business ideation related topics for start-ups at Mumbai.
I had the opportunity to study in the college that produced YouTube. Im a proud alumni of IUP, USA from where I graduated with Masters Degree in Marketing and Business Administration.
A staunch Bangalorean by birth, a TamBram by chance, a Mumbaikar by choice; part nerd and park geek by personality. Lover of good food, an eye for photography, a motor like mouth, an open heart to accept people the way they are, and more importantly a proud father.
gbgmum @ gmail.com