The India Digital Summit (IDS) is the flagship annual conference of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). The 18th edition of the IDS is designed as India’s largest summit of the digital landscape, incorporating under it a conglomeration of 7 separate sectoral conferences. All these conferences together will discuss, debate and deliberate on digital India and the digital world 360 degrees. IDS 2024 aims to address the digital progress of India, focusing on the digital economy, digital progress, and inclusive economic growth… Read More
The India Digital Summit (IDS) is the flagship annual conference of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). The 18th edition of the IDS is designed as India’s largest summit of the digital landscape, incorporating under it a conglomeration of 7 separate sectoral conferences. All these conferences together will discuss, debate and deliberate on digital India and the digital world 360 degrees. IDS 2024 aims to address the digital progress of India, focusing on the digital economy, digital progress, and inclusive economic growth. The summit will showcase the vibrant digital ecosystem in India across 12 different sectors, including emerging technologies, marketing, education, and sustainability. The IDS 2024 theme, "Digitise | Monetise | Democratise," embodies the power of harnessing digital architecture for economic prosperity and fostering inclusivity in the digital age. The 18th IDS also includes the Digital Responsibility Awards and India Digital Awards, recognizing exemplary achievements in the digital world.Read less
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Government of India
Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
S. Krishnan is posted as Secretary in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India since 11th September, 2023.
He has earlier served as Additional Chief Secretary, Industries, Investment Promotion & Commerce Department, Government of Tamilnadu during March, 2020 to August, 2023.
Of the 1989 batch of the Indian Administrative Service, he has also been Additional Chief Secretary in the Finance Department and Principal Secretary in the Housing and Urban Development and in the Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Departments. He was the founder CEO of the Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Development Board. He has also served as the Chairman of the Fifth Tamil Nadu State Finance Commission.
He served as the Senior Advisor in the Office of the Executive Director for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan in the International Monetary Fund (Washington DC) and represented the Government of India in the G20 Expert Groups on International Financial Architecture and Global Financial Safety Nets.
In the Government of India, he has been Deputy Director in the LBSNAA (Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration) for 4 years from 2000 to 2004 and Private Secretary to the Union Finance Minister.
He was District Collector of Virudhunagar District where he calmed a volatile situation and ensured implementation of development programmes in a 3 years tenure. He was also Deputy Secretary (Budget) in Finance Department for 4 years.
Government of India
Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Shri Rajesh Kumar Singh is an Indian Administrative Service officer of 1989 Batch from Kerala cadre. He has assumed the charge of Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry on 24th April 2023. Prior to this, he was serving as Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying.
He has held many important positions in the Union Government as Commissioner - DDA, Joint Secretary - Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Joint Secretary - Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare and Chief Vigilance Officer – Food Corporation of India. He has also held important positions in the State Government as Secretary Urban Development and lately as Finance Secretary, Government of Kerala.
Government of India
Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
Actor & Producer
"Anil Kapoor is one of India’s biggest movie stars. He is one of the few stars who has been
consistently praised by critics and fans alike.
In the international arena too, his acting has been instantly acknowledged, even by the
harshest Hollywood critics, making him one of international cinema’s most prolific and
versatile actors today.
What is not so commonly known about him though, is that he is a highly successful movie
producer and media entrepreneur and even lesser known is his off-screen role as a
Born in the suburbs of Mumbai, India, on December 24, 1956. Anil grew up surrounded by
the burgeoning Mumbai film industry. Against his father’s wishes, Anil decided as a
teenager to pursue the ‘unstable’ field of acting as a profession, and at age 19 he landed his
first role — sparking a career that would span 40 years (and counting), with appearances in
more than 150 films.
Within a couple of years of his debut, Kapoor gave his first hit (Who Saath Din) and by the
mid- eighties, having given back-to-back blockbusters at the box office year after year, he
had become the most sought after movie star of his time by continually reinventing himself
in a series of roles.
Kapoor has amassed Six Filmfare Awards (India’s Oscars) from fifteen nominations as an
actor and three prestigious National Film Awards for his work as an actor and filmmaker.
His Hollywood counterparts immediately recognized Kapoor with a Screen Actors Guild
award for his role in Slumdog Millionaire and in a short while he landed a role with a major
arc in the hit American TV series 24. His performance as the President of the fictional
Republic of Kamistan earned him praise from all quarters, with the Hollywood Reporter
stating that he was the best addition to the show.
By starring opposite Tom Cruise in 2012’s blockbuster Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,
Kapoor’s ability to successfully bridge Hollywood and Indian cinema has only grown.
It was during the shoot of 24 - Season 8 that Anil saw the potential that the format held and
instantly saw a vision for how a local adaptation of it could change the face of Indian
Television that was stagnating with formulaic daily soaps. His perseverance and dedication
led to him successfully acquiring the remake rights of the hit American TV series 24,
making him the first ever producer to successfully negotiate and buy adaptation rights for a
fiction format as large as 24. Season 1 of the Indian adaptation of 24 went on to become the
most awarded Indian Television show of 2014, with a staggering 32 nominations and 16
wins including the best actor award for Kapoor. Season 2 of 24 India premiered on July
23rd, 2016 on COLORS and garnered very positive reviews. In bringing 24 to India, Anil had
effectively kick-started a revolution in Indian television much before Netflix and Amazon
Prime Video came into the picture. 24 India was successful in changing the Indian television
serial viewing experience. Anil Kapoor won a lot of praise for his portrayal of the Jai Singh
Rathore. There has been a lot of speculation & expectation for 24 India S3 since the Season 2
While Kapoor has been recognized globally for his fine acting talents, his actions behind the
scenes quietly have brought him an entirely different wave of respect: Without fanfare,
when he first signed on to the film, he donated his Slumdog Millionaire salary to the film’s
otherwise destitute Mumbai-based child actors — paying for their education, for life, and
giving them a shot at escaping the real-life slums from which Kapoor himself, thanks to the
film industry, had risen many years ago.
For a man who hosted the first-ever fundraiser for Children’s Right to Education in 2007; to
a man who had worked toward the reconstruction of schools in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir
after India’s devastating earthquakes that same year, it was a simple gesture. Kapoor had
long established himself as a humanitarian, serving as an ambassador for Plan India and
participating in numerous world concert tours for Indian settlers abroad. He also led the
“Learn Without Fear” campaign to prevent violence against children in schools in 2008, and
initiated a signature campaign (with his Slumdog Millionaire peers) to prevent the
exploitation and abuse of children in 2009.
As Kapoor continued to find critical success and achieve even greater American and
international fame, he continued to work to improve the lives of others — not only through
his on-going dedication to Plan India, but by standing alongside Bill Gates and Desmond
Tutu to support the International Rotary’s campaign to end polio.
In 2011, Kapoor began serving as an ambassador for CNN’s Freedom Project, joining a host
of other well-known celebrity humanitarians, including Demi Moore, Peter Gabriel and
Ricky Martin, to draw awareness to modern-day slavery. A CNN documentary, “Trapped By
Tradition” hosted and conceptualized by him won the Gold Medal at the New York Festivals
Awards in 2012.
His thoughts on World Compassion Day earned him special mention from the Honourable
Dalai Lama with whom he shared the stage.
But more than his professional achievements or humanitarian activities, Kapoor is most
proud to see his legacy carried on by his family: Actress Sonam Kapoor, Anil’s daughter who
made her debut in 2007 with Saawariya, is today one of the biggest stars of the country,
having delivered back to back blockbusters like Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo, Neerja and
Padman. Kapoor’s second daughter, Rhea, is a film producer who has successfully made
Aisha - a film that garnered cult status with the young women in the country, Khoobsurat -
Bollywood’s first collaboration with Disney, and more recently, the critically acclaimed Veere
di Wedding. Veere Di Wedding earned a lot of praise from the audiences for it’s bold and
honest depiction of the lives of modern-day Indian women. The film endeavoured to break
stereotypes and did so unapologetically, thus being hailed as truly path breaking in a lot of
Anil's youngest son Harshvardhan’s debut film Mirzya directed by Rakeysh Omprakash
Mehra released in 2016 to great fanfare. Harsh’s performance in the delightfully
unconventional Bhavesh Joshi has made the film a resounding success on Netflix, with
movie critics calling it a cult superhero phenomenon for young adults. He is currently
awaiting the release of a biopic on Abhinav Bindra in which he will be seen with his father,
making it a special film for them both. Adding to an already impressive filmography, Harsh
will be seen in a cameo role in his father’s upcoming Netflix project AKvsAK and his father
will be seen in a cameo in Harsh’s next big film – Thar! Thar is currently under post-
production and will release early in 2022.
In 2017, we saw Anil Kapoor in the family entertainer Mubarakan which was called a laugh
riot by audiences. Mubarakan was followed by the action-packed Race 3 with Salman Khan
in which Anil’s performance was hailed as the highlight of the movie. Adding to his
crossover repertoire, Anil was the voice of Baloo in the Indian Version of Mowgli -the Untold
Story of the Jungle on Netflix. In 2019, Anil was reunited with Madhuri Dixit after many
years in Total Dhamaal. Another highlight of the year was Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa
Laga in which he was seen on-screen with his daughter Sonam Kapoor for the first time. On
the heels of this project came Mohit Suri’s multi-starrer Malang, in which Anil’s
performance was hailed as outstanding even in an ensemble cast.
Anil Kapoor's latest accomplishments showcase his versatility and success in recent years.
One of his notable projects is ""AKvsAK,"" a Netflix original film directed by Vikram Aditya
Motwane. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the film was a resounding success
and showcased Anil's ability to excel on the OTT platform, paving the way for other A-list
celebrities to follow suit.
In addition to ""AKvsAK,"" Anil Kapoor has been involved in several high-profile projects. He
starred in ""Thar,"" ""Night Manager,"" and ""Jug Jugg Jeeyo."" These projects have not only
garnered critical acclaim but have also earned him prestigious awards. In fact, ""The Night
Manager,"" Kapoor’s first collaboration with India’s leading OTT platform Hotstar, has
become the most-watched show across OTT platforms, a testament to Anil Kapoor's global
appeal and the quality of his work.
Looking ahead, Anil Kapoor has an exciting lineup of projects. He will soon be seen working
alongside Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan in the highly anticipated movie ""Fighter.""
Following this thrilling venture, he will be seen in ""Animal"" alongside Ranbir Kapoor,
marking their first collaboration. Another exciting project titled ""Subedar,"" is in the works
and then there’s the keenly anticipated biopic on National sports hero Abhinav Bindra, the
story of India's first gold medalist, in which Kapoor will share the screen with his son
Harshvardhan Kapoor again, after their successful pairing in Thar.
With these remarkable achievements and promising projects on the horizon, Anil Kapoor
continues to shine in the world of entertainment, making 2024 a year to anticipate eagerly
for fans and industry enthusiasts alike.
Dream Sports and Dream11
CEO & Co-Founder
Co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer
Co-Promoter, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Matrix Partners India
Founder & Managing Director
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
People Group - Shaadi.com
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Peak XV and Surge
Earthsky Pictures LLP
Indian Filmmaker and Writer
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is an Artist, Filmmaker and Writer. A gold medallist in Applied Arts from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai, she spent over a decade in the advertising world telling stories for the biggest brands in India and Southeast Asia. She won several advertising ‘craft’ awards across the world for her layered ideas and in-depth understanding of human psychology at the grassroots level. Her acclaimed movies, Short films and web series, Nil Battey Sannata, Amma Kanakku, Bareilly ki Barfi, Panga, Ghar ki Murgi, Break-Point, Ankahi (Anthology), and most recently Faadu have brought her high respect and appreciation for her craft in writing and direction. Her widely appreciated debut novel ‘Mapping Love’ was published in August 2021. She is currently writing her second novel, Man-Made Matters. Having built a repertoire for creating stories, she co-founded a storytelling company, Earthsky Pictures to write, direct & produce fiction, nonfiction, Art & music content with leading studio partners and nurture young talent. She is producing movies with leading studios; Tarla - Life Story of India’s First Home Chef. Tumse Na Ho Payega – A film based on a young entrepreneur Varun Aggarwal. Bawaal - A slice-of-life romance film, also co-written by her. With her keen interest in art, textile, architecture and craft in all facets of design she explores, empowers young design entrepreneurs and documents the cultural ethnography of places and people. In the long run, she has an objective to add value to artists by creating an ecosystem of conversation that can enhance their creative process. Making her own path with her simplistic, mindful outlook. She is a conscious knowledge traveller, design researcher and seeker for life.
Instagram: @ashwinyiyertiwari | Twitter: @ashwinyiyer
Rose Audio Visuals
Government of Maharashtra
Principal Secretary to Honourable Chief Minister
MBE, FRSA, Managing Director
Jagran New Media
Chief Executive Officer
Bharat Gupta is the Chief Executive Officer of Jagran New Media, the digital wing of India’s largest print and radio publisher group, Jagran Prakashan Ltd. With more than 22 years of stellar experience to his credit, Bharat has been at the helm of managing and turning around diverse media businesses across print, radio, ground activation, and digital. With over 100 million users, JNM is among the top internet media groups in India.
Bharat has played a pivotal role in spearheading the vision and credo statement of JNM, premised on providing “factual and credible content that empowers ‘New Bharat’ through knowledge, information, and POV towards an inclusive and progressive society”. With a specific focus on fostering an equitable work environment, Jagran New Media extensively embraces and champions diversity in a multitude of aspects, including age, gender, and ethnicity. Embodying the three intertwined values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), which are at the heart of the organizational culture owing to their pivotal role in ensuring higher innovation, growth, engagement, and retention of employees and other stakeholders.
Under Bharat’s guidance, VishvasNews.com, the fact-checking wing of Jagran New Media, with its flagship and award-winning programme, Sach Ke Sathi, has attained multiple international grants and awards. In 2022, Bharat brought together the IAMAI, Meta, and India’s 10 leading newsrooms to collaborate on a capacity-building year-long fellowship programme. Vishvas.News participated and presented two case studies at GlobalFact 9 and GlobalFact 10 summits by the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) in the year 2022 and 2023. Bharat is also the founding member & President of the Misinformation Combat Alliance (MCA), a cross-industry collaborative effort to combat and limit the spread of misinformation.
In addition to his present role as CEO, Bharat is also serving as the President of the INMA South Asia Division (International News & Media Association), he is also a Governing Council Member and Co-Chair at the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI); a founding member of the Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA); Executive President of the Misinformation Combat Alliance; a Board Member of the International Fact Check Network (IFCN); an Advisory Board Member of FT Strategies, London; and a Member of the Google Global News Advisory Group and YouTube Global News Advisory Group; and the founding member & President of the Misinformation Combat Alliance (MCA), a cross-industry collaborative effort to combat and limit the spread of misinformation.
In recognition of his achievements in the industry, he was awarded ‘Youth Achievers Award’ at the Sixth Global Marketing and Social Media Awards, 2014. Jagran New Media was certified by GPTW (Great Place to Work) for 3 years in a row and was bestowed with Best Place to Work (Media) in 2021. For his contributions, GPTW recognised Bharat as One of India’s Best Leaders in Times of Crisis 2021. He has been awarded as DMA Trailblazer Award 2023 in the “Women” category under “Individual Excellence” for his impactful vision and leadership in shaping HerZindagi’s incredible journey to make it the No.1 leading women's website in just 5 years and touching the hearts of over 20 million people monthly.
Being a people-oriented team leader, Bharat is sincerely committed to revolutionizing Indian media by managing high-performing teams and encouraging new-age innovation.
Chief Executive Officer
Prateek Maheshwari Co-Founder, Physics Wallah
“Teachers add soul into technology, which is why in edtech, education comes before technology.”
Prateek Maheshwari is the Co-Founder of Physics Wallah (PW), India’s leading EdTech platform that is democratizing education at scale in India. He joined hands with Alakh Pandey (Founder & CEO, PW) in 2020 to launch PW. Prateek is passionate about transforming the educational landscape of India and brings with him a notable academic background, holding a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT (BHU), Varanasi. With over 17 years of experience in establishing tech-based companies, he has previously founded various FoodTech and EdTech startups. As a driving force behind Physics Wallah since its inception, Prateek's co-founding role has been instrumental in propelling the organization's expansion in a strategic direction. He spearheaded the nine acquisitions and strategic partnerships for PW with brands including PrepOnline, iNeuron, and Xylem Learning. Leveraging his extensive business acumen, he envisions Physics Wallah becoming the go-to platform for high-quality and affordable education, setting new standards for competitive exams. As a thought leader in the Education Sector, Prateek has been a keynote speaker at various government and business platforms such as Bengal Global Business Summit 2023, AWS etc. He is also the Co-Chair of the India EdTech Consortium and has received the Alumnus Award 2023 at IIT-BHU’s 12th convocation. Prateek's philanthropic nature is evident through his involvement with NGOs dedicated to making education accessible for all, including Kashi Utkarsh and Asha Deep Vidyashram. Beyond his work, he finds joy in travelling, reading, and indulging in music. *****
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Lionsgate Play Asia
Rohit Jain is President, Lionsgate Play, Asia
Rohit started Lionsgate’s office in the region in 2017 as the founding member
and has since set up a high performing team.
In his role, Rohit has spearheaded setting up Network business for Lionsgate by launching its OTT service Lionsgate Play across multiple markets in South Asia markets. He has established several strategic partnerships for the platform including all major Telco’s in India, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia, major Broadband players in various markets, OEM’s, Airlines, and global OTT aggregators etc.
Rohit has also been instrumental in establishing a robust Licensing and Syndication business for Lionsgate in South Asia creating a multi-million-dollar business. He has also established Theatrical Distribution business for Lionsgate, distribution several movies each year including blockbusters like John Wick 4, Plane, Hunger Games, Saw X and Oscar nominated movies Knives Out and Bombshell.
In his role, he has established the Production business for Lionsgate and spearheads development of local films, television, and digital content with multiple successful Indian original shows and a strong pipeline of movies in the making.
Rohit is the current acting Chairman for IAMAI: Digital Entertainment committee. As chairman, he plays a key role in working with various stakeholders of the digital entertainment ecosystem, such as OTT players, regulatory bodies, and other industry associations to focus on creating a rewarding vision and guiding the digital ecosystem to a more evolved space.
Prior to joining Lionsgate, Rohit was the Deputy CEO of Videocon D2h, a media company that he helped grow from a start-up to over a billion dollar in annual revenues and personally led major corporate milestones including Videocon’s successful listing on NASDAQ in 2015 and the merger with Dish TV in 2016, the largest so far in media industry. During his tenure, the merged entity, scaled from a start up in early 2010 to become Top 3 media companies in India on revenues and profitability. During his tenure he raised more than $1B in equity and debt.
Preceding his tenure at Videocon, Rohit worked at Aon, PwC and Deloitte. Rohit has 30 years of professional experience. He has worked with organizations / partners across various continents with different ownership structures, understanding cultural and ownership sensitivities. He is a regular speaker at industry bodies and forums and is a Commerce graduate and All India rank holder Chartered Accountant by education background.
This theme's essence lies in the realization that together, we can shape India's digital future to be inclusive, prosperous, and transformative for all.
Join us in exploring the digital revolution sweeping across our nation. Experience the pivotal role of digital infrastructure, discover transformative potential in digital strategies, and embrace the guiding principle of digital inclusivity for a prosperous society.
the first pillar signifies the technological revolution sweeping across India. It is about embracing the power of digital infrastructure to enable connectivity, innovation, and efficiency at an unprecedented scale.
is the bridge between digitization and economic empowerment. It emphasizes how businesses across scale can thrive in the digital landscape. The second pillar delves into the transformative potential of digital strategies, fostering entrepreneurship, expanding financial inclusion, and unlocking new economic opportunities.
is the guiding star of India's digital future to ensure that the benefits of digital transformation are available to all. It represents a commitment towards digital inclusivity for a prosperous society - Moving Digital technologies beyond geographical boundaries, breaking social divides, and empowering the last mile of the country.