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2nd Annual Great Indian IT Marketing Summit - 2014

Venue : The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Date : Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Co-hosted by ITSMA (Information Technology Services Marketing Association), the 2nd Annual Great Indian IT Marketing Conclave will be held on the 11th of February 2014 at The Leela Palace, Bangalore from 8.30 a.m to 6.30 p.m. Topics of discussion during the event include 'Role of Marketing in Customer Engagement’, ‘How Marketing can Transform Business’, ‘Making your global brand relevant in India : Success & Challenges’, ‘From Indian IT firm to a global brand - The TCS Journey’, ‘Is there space for creativity in B2B Marketing?’ and many more.

    Speakers include:
  • John Lenzen - VP & CMO - TCS
  • Dave Munn - CEO - ITSMA
  • Malcolm Frank - EVP - Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Sumit Virmani - AVP & Global Head Corporate & Product Marketing - Infosys
  • Shaun Mitra - Chief Business Officer - UST Global
  • Krishnan Chatterjee - Head Strategic Marketing - HCL Technologies
  • Indraneel Ganguli - SVP Marketing - Mahindra Satyam

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Past Events

  • GIMS - Realty Conclave & Awards

    Date: June 21, 2013
    Venue: The Leela Palace, Bangalore


    GIMS - Realty Conclave & Awards

    The Great Indian Marketing Summit (GIMS) – Realty Conclave & Awards was designed specifically for marketers in the real estate eco-system – builders, publishers, research firms, service and accessory providers.

    Senior marketing leaders from organizations such as Brigade Group, Bhartiya City, Casa Grande, India Cements, Nitesh Estates, Puravankara, Mantri, Salarpuria Sattva, Provident Housing and many more were present at the event.

    The objective was to bring them all under one roof for a day of sharing, learning and most importantly, building peer friendships. The interactive format builds on previous successful programs such as GIMS – B2B and GIMS – IT.

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  • Women Founder’s Breakfast

    Date: May 16, 2013
    Venue: The Leela Palace, Bangalore


    GIMS - Realty Conclave & Awards

    Themed "Pay it Forward" the Women Founder’s Breakfast had an interactive session on 'Get your Brand Fit - What can you do to make your brand powerful?' led by Ritu Gupta, Director - Marketing, Dell and Jessie Paul, CEO, Paul Writer. This by-invitation only program was a unique program for a unique group of 50 senior founding women. The event also allowed for the opportunity to share best practices and develop relationships.

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  • CMO Roundtable Bangalore

    Date: April 24, 2013
    Venue: ITC Gardenia, Bangalore


    CMO Roundtable

    Sponsored by SAP, the CMO Roundtable in Bangalore saw senior marketing leaders from organizations such as Infosys, IBM, Dell, Fujitsu, AstraZeneca Pharma, redBus.in, ING Vysya Bank and many more.

    Themed Riding the Elephant - Triumphs & Trials of Marketing in India, the roundtable event was led by Marcus Starke, SVP Worldwide Marketing & Communication Regions, SAP and Rajesh Kumar, Head of Marketing, SAP Indian Sub-continent.

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  • SAP, Mumbai

    Date: April 22, 2013
    Venue: Sofitel, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai


    SAP, CMO Roundtable

    Sponsored by SAP, the CMO Roundtable in Mumbai saw senior marketing leaders from organizations such as Godrej Properties, Godrej Consumer Products, BJP, Big Bazaar, Omkar Realtors, TCS, Dr Batra’s, AEGON Religare and many more.

    ‘Themed The Connected Customer - What’s your relationship status?’, the roundtable event was led by Marcus Starke, SVP Worldwide Marketing & Communication Regions, SAP and Rajesh Kumar, Head of Marketing, SAP Indian Sub-continent.

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  • GIMS-IT Edition

    Date: Feb 1, 2013
    Venue: The Leela Palace, Bangalore


    GIMS-IT Edition

    Sponsored by ITSMA (Information Technology Services Marketing Association) and Strategic Outsourcing Services, topics of discussion during the event included ‘How Marketing can Transform Business’, ‘Intelligent Interactions - Data Insights’, ‘Digital Marketing Strategies - what’s the ROI?’, ‘Thought Leadership - How it can be used to drive business’ and others.

    Attendees included senior marketing leaders from HCL Technologies, HP, IBM, iGate, Infosys, Wipro Infotech, Oracle, Adobe and many more.

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  • CMO Roundtable

    Date: Jan 23, 2013
    Venue: Regenta Hotel and Convention Centre, Delhi


    CMO Roundtable

    Themed Social Business - Engage, Mobilize and Convert Fans beyond the ‘Like’, the CMO Roundtable saw President & CMO - Cafe Coffee Day, Co Founder - fashionandyou.com, Head of Digital - JWT India, Head Analytics - Snapdeal.com, Head Digital - MTV India, CEO - Zovi.com, VP Marketing - Talwalkars Better Value Fitness and more.

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  • Maharanis of Business

    Date:Nov 8, 2012
    Venue: Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon


    Maharanis of Business

    An exclusive roundtable breakfast with the leading ladies of business in India brought together the best and brightest in an intimate gathering that facilitates peer networking and friendship.

    There was a short session on building your personal brand - key areas of success for executives - by Sandy Carter, VP - Social Business Evangelism and Sales, IBM. Sandy is a global marketing leader, a Social Media evangelist and author of books like "The New Language of Business" and "The New Language of Marketing".

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  • The Futurist CMO

    Date:Aug 23 & 24, 2012
    Venue: Regenta, Royal Orchid, Gurgaon


    The Futurist CMO - 2012

    Paul Writer in association with Dell, Strategic Outsourcing, Unmetric and One97 Communications hosted the second edition of The Futurist CMO Conclave. The two day event saw topics such as ‘Is healthcare the new IT? Building a world leader’, ‘If Rajnikant were a social media manager’, ‘Digital Marketing in India - ROI or ROFL?’, ‘Marketing on the Move’, ‘Reading your customer’s brain - the science of Neuromarketing’ and many more.

    Speakers included CMOs and CEOs from organizations such as Apollo Hospitals, Nielsen, Tupperware, HCL Technologies, Citi India, India Cements, IBM, Ashok Leyland and many more.

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  • Leaderatti Power Breakfast

    Date:June 22, 2012
    Venue: Olive Kitchen & Bar, Delhi


    Leaderatti Power Breakfast

    Paul Writer in partnership with IBM and supported by One97 and Strategic Outsourcing launched the first in a series of Power Breakfast events. This was also the first event for the newly established Leaderatti Club - an exclusive leadership roundtable of CMOs and Business Leaders.

    Attended by business leaders and marketers from organisations such as Avantha Group, Oriflame, Religare, Cleartrip.com, Microsoft, SAP, Tupperware, Dr Lal Pathlabs, Makemytrip.com, Motorola and more. It was a true meeting of minds. The morning started with an interactive session on engaging with the connected customer led by Suparna Menon - Practice Lead - IBM Global.

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  • GIMS - Chennai

    Date:May 5, 2012
    Venue: Olive Kitchen & Bar, Delhi


    GIMS - Chennai, 2012

    Themed ‘Frugal Marketing’, GIMS-Chennai addressed topics such as ‘What are the business benefits of good marketing?’, ‘The 9 Building Blocks of a 360 degree Marketing Plan’, ‘CRM that sell’, ‘Making Social Media Productive’, ‘Getting the community to work for you’ and more.

    Speakers included senior leaders from Future Generali, TCS, Ramco Systems, Cognizant, India Cements, IBM, Linkedin, Yahoo India and many more.

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  • M.IT.R Program & Awards

    Date:March 1, 2012
    Venue: Hyatt Regency, Mumbai


    M.IT.R Program & Awards, 2012

    IBM and Paul Writer recognize all CMOs who have adopted technology to enhance customer experience and engage with the market in order to drive business results. Naturally, with the support of their CIOs and technology partners. This goes beyond using social networking platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and is more about embracing and cultivating a spirit of collaboration both internally and externally to enable a smarter business.

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  • The Futurist CMO - 2011

    Date:Aug 25 & 26, 2011
    Venue: The Oberoi, Gurgaon


    The Futurist CMO, 2011

    The two day marketing conference kick-started with discussions on ‘Creating a 100-000 strong opt-in salesforce’, ‘Kotler Redux: How the rules of brand engagement have changed in the new online + offline world’,‘Managing churn and profitability in a transparent market-place’ and more. The second day saw discussions on ‘Building Smart Brands’, ‘Anytime Sales & Marketing - The Minibar Effect. Mobile Marketing, QR Codes, Wifi, Location Based’, ‘High Impact Frugal Marketing - All for a good cause’ and more.

    The conclave ended with The Futurist Marketing Hall of Fame awards ceremony that felicitated brands such as Jet Airways, Au Bon Pain, Citibank, Apollo Munich Health Insurance, ING Vysya, IndusInd Bank, Cafe Coffee Day and others.

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" Overall, an insightful event with interesting speakers and discussion forums. The event allowed for a great opportunity to connect with folks with diverse and rich industry backgrounds, which included thought leadership that had witnessed and participated in many economic cycles of Indian Real Estate industry's evolution over the years. In addition, the discussion topics were relevant to the current trends of the industry - this enabled the audience to meaningfully participate in all forums. To pen a final thought, I was pleasantly surprised to know that it was the first realty related event organized by Paul Writer - the professionalism shown by the team seemed like they had been organizing these events forever! Good stuff guys - look forward to being part of your future endeavors."

Chiranth Patil - C.E.O CostpriZe Online India

" Thanks for the opportunity to moderate the session and learn from a talented set of senior marketers."

Ajay Nambiar - Chief Service Officer Emaar MGF Land

" I found your realty summit was a couple of notches above other similar conferences in terms of audience, intellect and discussion topics."

Debananda Pati - SVP & Head Marketing Sales Provident Housing

" I had the best time at the The Futuristic CMO Conclave held recently in Delhi. Jessie has been a constant propagator of strategic marketing and that shone through at the conference. The quality of attendees and speakers was fantastic. With CMOs from the best companies in the country presenting and interacting there was so much to learn. It was a pleasure to meet with peers from the industry and exchange notes. I must add that the panel discussions on a varied range of subjects were very enriching."

Dharini Misra - Global Head of Brand Suzlon Group

" Must congratulate you and your team for putting up a great show."

Jackbastian Nazareth - Group CEO Puravankara

“GIMS is a unique platform you are creating for a professional exchange of views and I enjoyed participating in the panel discussion.”

Ganesh Vasudevan - C.E.O Indiaproperty.com

" I have always felt refreshed and rebooted after any of the events at Paul writer. They make sure that they have something new on offer being discussed and debated in each of their events. The format of the events make it friendly both for the speaker as well as the participants. With a plethora of events being organised by mushrooming organisations, Paul Writer have managed to carve a niche for their events and make us look forward to the next."

Dharini Misra - Global Head of Brand Suzlon Group

“Very nice to have interacted through the day with marketers from various companies & geographies, great to listen to them and their experiences & great to catch up with industry leaders, domain experts and the acclaimed jury members !! Overall it was a worthy platform for exchange of ideas & sharing of knowledge along with peer networking.”

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