The news broadcast ecosystem is one of the most dynamic places to be, with the business of news in a state of continuous evolution. After a comprehensive feedback from the industry, exchange4media presents its annual conference NEWSNEXT 2014 on the business of news. It will provide a platform both to news broadcasters and brand custodians to deliberate issues pertaining to the industry now and moving forward. From contextual issues like the advertising cap regulation by TRAI, FDI recommendations and the digitization progress, there is much to be discussed on the credibility of news itself.
Alok Agrawal – CEO (Zee Media Corporation Limited)
Currently associated with Zee Media Corporation Limited as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Alok Agrawal has been the head of the entity since October 2012. A B.Tech from IIT, Kanpur, MBA from IIM-Bangalore he has also completed an Executive Program on Social Media Marketing from Wharton Business School, Mr. Agrawal comes with career experience across various capacities in Advertising, Marketing & Media.
Mr. Agrawal has been associated with various leadership roles during his 23 years of career, having worked with some of the leading Corporates. He was associated with companies like BlowPlast Ltd., Grey Advertising, Euro RSCG Advertising and Bates 141 and marked his presence with unmatched leadership qualities.
Prior to joining Zee Media Corporation he was associated with Cheil Worldwide, as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for four years, known for his leadership Mr. Agarwal took the company to the pinnacle of success.
At Zee Media Corporation Limited, Mr. Agrawal has been entrusted with the role to take the news channels to new height of success through his able leadership qualities.
Kartikeya Sharma – Founder (iTV Network)
Kartikeya Sharma, is the Founder and Promoter, ITV Network, India’s fastest growing news network, which owns NewsX, India News and four regional news channels in the Hindi heartland. The Network also has in its portfolio ‘Aaj Samaaj’, North India’s fastest-growing Hindi daily and ‘The Sunday Guardian’- India’s finest Sunday newspaper.
Kartikeya Sharma is an Oxford graduate with Masters in Business Administration. He is young, dynamic and a talented entrepreneur whose management style has created new benchmarks in the Indian news Broadcasting Industry. Under his leadership, the two national news channels of ITV Network – NewsX and India News have attained leadership position in a short span of time. His strategic approach towards business and commitment to constantly innovate has been the secret behind the success of ITV network.