I love marketing and advertising and that’s what I’ve been doing for a living since 2002. Have special interest in humanising technology to build business use cases and drive revenue.
Co-founder at Agrahyah Technologies. Im currently working closely with a group of engineers and like minded people to build apps and products that will make a digital India more inclusive.
At AT, 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 software products, apps, and content (HotFridayTalks.com) that are culturally and contextually relevant for Indians.
Here’s a first product, a Calculator for India which works in 11 Indian vernacular languages and instantly calculates GST. Try it on your Android.
Until recently, I was Vice President at Publicis Beehive where I co-led the digital marketing & social media business for Publicis Ambience, Beehive and Capital. Was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Zone Startups and Publicis Drugstore.
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. Glad to be part of their Solve For India roadshows as well. My recent initiative is MaLAI Club, a forum for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence enthusiasts in India
I believe in maxim ‘to teach is to learn twice’; Im a guest faculty at institutes including IIM Indore, MET, TSCFM. 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.
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