INTRODUCTION TO WAT AWARDS 2011 WAT Awards 2011 is an initiative taken by WATBlog to recognize & felicitate agencies & professionals who have achieved ground breaking work in the Indian digital space since its inception. The idea behind celebrating the success within the Indian digital media circle is to create an annual platform which celebrates the quality of successful work done by professionals in this industry. From agencies to campaigns done by them; from startups to entrepreneurs heading them - every essence of digital media will hence be rewarded at WATBlog’s first ever Awards i.e. WAT AWARDS 2011 – Rewarding India’s Digital Stalwarts. WATBlog invites all the Web, Advertising & Technology professionals to nominate themselves & be a part of this award slated in Mumbai on the 25th March, 2011 at The Westin, Goregaon. The call - for - entries begins on February 10th 2011 The last day for submitting the nominations is 5th March, 2011. We are expecting a record number of entries to be submitted this year, with esteemed judges awarding the best of the best in 20 categories.
HIGHLIGHTS Associate with one of the leading Digital blog i.e. WATBlog.com & meet the bright & biggest thinkers in the industry. Meet senior figures, build successful business relationships by collaborating with your key prospects & clients through face-to-face opportunities to engage in dialogue with thought & decision leaders. Engage in the fruitful amalgamation of Web, Advertising and Technology Network with your peer Digital, Media and Technology Executives from a cross-section of industry verticals. Exchange, share and discuss ideas and gain & raise exposure & profile. More than just an award ceremony.
WATBLOG: WATBlog was launched on June 27th 2006, and since then WATBlog has written close to 4000+ post and have covered innumerable milestones in the process. WATBlog was awarded as India’s best blog of 2009 and is owned and managed by WATMedia Pvt. Ltd a digital media company that aims to connect the Web, Advertising & Technology (WAT) Industry in India. WATBlog showcases news, reviews, views and interviews around the Web, Advertising and Technology front. WATBlog hosts several interesting discussions and encourage readers to be vocal and takes their feedback, suggestions and analysis very seriously. WATBLog receives close to 1.5lacs unique visitors per month.
OUR PREVIOUS EVENTS WATSummit 2011 – The Inflection Point of Digital Media We have created 2 event brands previously and run over 10 events in the past 2 years across Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune Our events have attracted over 3000 attendee’s across the above geographies We have been a media partner and co-organizer for several events like Proto.in, Social Media Conference, Digital Marketing Summit and many more..
INTRODUCTION WATSUMMIT 2011: WATSummit followed the mother vision of WATBlog which aims to be the platform that connects the Web, Advertising and Technology Industry in India and become its voice. WATSummit was designed to create a medium for India’s leading digital & technology professionals to accumulate and build a platform for thoughts that will change the face of digital media marketing in India and how can they leverage each other to bring desirable results. WATSummit plays a key role in understanding digital media opportunities, arriving at a consensus on how to overcome challenges in this industry, setting benchmarks for the future layers of the industry as well as the next generation of players and shedding light on interesting opportunities for the industry players.
OUR PREVIOUS SPEAKERS Kunal Bajaj Managing Director, Analysys Mason Beerud Sheth Co – Founder and Chief Executive Officer – Webaroo SmsGupShup.com) Kushal Sanghvi Executive Director, StratosHear Vijay Shekhar Sharma Chairman & Managing Director, One97 Dewang Neralla Director Atom Technologies,Co-founder and Director Technology of Financial Technologies Rahul Khanna Director, Clearstone Venture Advisors Alok Kejriwal Co – Founder and CEO, Games2win Sameer Guglani Co-Founder, The Morpheus. Sateesh Andra Venture Partner, DFJ India AjitBalakrishnan,CEO,Reddiff.com(Keynote Speaker) Sameer Pitalwalla Business Head, UTV Debadutta Upadhyaya Vice president, Vdopia Rammohan Sundaram CEO & Managing Director, Networkplay Vivek Bhargava Founder & MD, Communicate2 Karthik Nagarajan Director Online Division- The Nielsen Company Kedar Gavane Sales Director (India), comScore. Karl Gomes Co-founder at AgencyDigi Ali Hussein Director – Digital Media, MTV Networks Sanjay Sahay Head – Online Marketing at Infosys Techonologies Ltd. Sasha Mirchandani Managing Director, Blue Run Ventures India.
OUR PREVIOUS SPONSORS Undercover Productions Ltd Network Play Affinity Akamai Burrp! Blogadda SutraHR Indian Television Yourstory.in Qua VivaConnect Microsoft Sun Microsystems Jivox