Speakers

  • Raju Narisetti

    CEO, Gizmodo Media Corp

    Raju Narisetti is the CEO of Gizmodo Media Group of Univision Communications Inc, a group ​of digital journalism ​sites that includes some of the the web's most beloved and authentic brands​, ​including Gizmodo, Jezebel, Dead​s​pin, ​Kotaku, ​Jalopnik​, Splinter, Lifehacker​ and The Root​; along with The Onion, AV Club and ClickHole. A media executive with a track record in creating, rethinking and managing major media organizations ​in North America, Europe and Asia, Raju was ​previously ​Senior Vice-President of Strategy at News Corp.​, where he played a key role the media giant also becoming the world's largest digital real-estate listings company.​ Prior to that, he was Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, where he is responsible for WSJ's digital​/​mobile content strategy and execution; ​the ​Managing Editor of The Washington Post, where he led the integration of its digital and print businesses; ​the ​Editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe; and ​the ​Founder of Mint, the second-largest business newspaper/​website in India. H​is home is in ​Brooklyn ​-​ where he is happily outnumbered by Kim and his two daughters, Leila and Zola​, and Cleopatra, their dog​- ​though he is often found, rather plainspoken, @raju
  • Madhulika Sikka

    Former Executive Editor, Mic & NPR

    Madhulika Sikka is a news executive with extensive experience in broadcast, audio and digital storytelling, in a career spanning more than two decades. She is a media consultant and is also currently serving as Public Editor for the Public Broadcasting System. Prior to that she was Executive Editor at Mic, a media company for millennials. Previously, Madhulika had been executive editor at NPR News from 2013 to June 2015. Prior to that she was executive producer of NPR’s Morning Edition, the most listened to radio news program in the United States. Her television broadcast career included more than a decade at ABC News Nightline where she was a senior producer. She is author of A Breast Cancer Alphabet and creator and curator of a website and podcast 52 Weeks 52 Books 52 Women - a yearlong project dedicated to book discovery and female authors. Over the course of her career, she has been awarded four Emmys, two duPonts and three Peabodys, among a range of premiere journalism awards. She was born in India, grew up in London, and resides in Washington DC with her husband. She is the mother of two daughters who are studying in colleges in New York City.
  • S. Mitra Kalita

    V.P Programming, CNN Digital

    S. Mitra Kalita is the vice president for programming at CNN Digital. She is a past president of the South Asian Journalists Association, a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and has spent much of her career diversifying newsrooms and the journalism they produce. Mitra has written two books, "Suburban Sahibs" about how immigrants redefined New Jersey and, thus, America, and "My Two Indias," an economic memoir about globalization. She is at work on a third about school segregation. Mitra previously served as managing editor at the Los Angeles Times, executive editor of Quartz and as a senior writer and editor at the Wall Street Journal, Mint (India), the Washington Post, Newsday and the Associated Press. She is married to the artist Nitin Mukul and they have two girls, ages 12 and 5. They eat, laugh and live in Jackson Heights, Queens.

MODERATER

  • Harjiv Singh

    Founder and CEO, Gutenberg

    Harjiv is the Founder and CEO of Gutenberg,  an integrated digital marketing communications firm with offices in the U.S., U.K., and India, he works extensively with clients across a diverse range of industries and organizations like technology, real estate, government, investment management, higher education, and the non-profit sectors. In a career spanning over 20 years he has advised and worked with clients like U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC), UK Trade & Investment, GE, HSBC, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and Quest Diagnostics. Harjiv serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Indag Rubber Limited (IRL). He also serves on the advisory board of
    Knowledge@Wharton and a Trustee of The Loomba Foundation. He is also a member of the U.S. Advisory Council of The American India Foundation (AIF). Harjiv received a Master’s in International Affairs in Economic Policy Management from Columbia University.  He also has an MBA in Marketing and Bachelor in Finance from the New York Institute of Technology. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu, and has basic fluency in German. He divides his time between New York, London, and New Delhi.