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Buckle up! Digipub World 2.0 is already here

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The second edition of Digipub World, the two-day event dedicated to online publishers, is just around the corner! The event is set to take-off this Thursday, September 20 at hotel Crowne Plaza in Sector 29, Gurgaon.

It will begin with the conversations that took place last year when some 50 speakers, representing nearly all major Indian web publishers, took the stage.

Buckle up! Digipub World 2.0 is already here

Since then, millions of Indians have come online for the first time - they are hungry for content.

But the old challenges haven't gone away and new ones keep cropping up. Digipub World is the perfect place to catch up with these issues - and the people - connected to web publishing, over two power-packed days in Gurugram, near Delhi.

What's more, you can also browse the latest in publishing technology being showcased in the adjoining exhibition hall where some of today's major publishers are expected to be present. And in the evening, attend the second edition of the Digipub Awards to celebrate the most exciting and creative online initiatives of the year.

The on-stage sessions are divided among standalone speakers, panel discussions and face-to-face interviews around raging issues of the digital world today.

Our list of standalone speakers for the first day includes - Kedar Gavane from comScore who will speak on Trendspotting: The Indian digital Media. Colin Morrison from Flashes & Flames follows Gavane. Morrison speaks on how media brands can thrive in a digital world: the western experience. Nishant Radia from Vidooly will be up next and will elaborate on the Vidooly Report. Ritu Kapur, founder of The Quint, the day's final standalone speaker, will share her experiences with a start-up in an unfamiliar medium.

The first day of the event closes with an awards ceremony. Awards are spread across sections including advertising, innovation, personal blogs, content, social media, design, and website of the year.

Buckle up! Digipub World 2.0 is already here


Speakers on the second day of the event include Aman Goklani from audioBoom and Virendra Gupta, founder of Dailyhunt. While Goklani enlightens viewers about the growing popularity of podcasting, Gupta talks about his entrepreneurial journey and the impact of his business on online publishers.

Topics for panel discussions on the first day include - News or entertainment? Finding the balance (Nilanjana Bhaduri Jha - Hindustan Times Digital, Rajesh Kalra - Times Internet, Sattvik Mishra - ScoopWhoop with moderator Vanita Kohli Khandekar - Business Standard); The Indian language challenge (Bharat Gupta - Jagran New Media, D N Mukerjea - ABP, Jaivir Nagi - Google, Sandeep Amar - Inaaj and moderator Ashwini Gangal - afaqs!); Changing ad formats (B Srinivasan - Vikatan, Ramakrishnan Laxman - ABP, Rubeena Singh - iProspect India, Shouneel Charles - Times Network and moderator Ashwini Gangal - afaqs!); Will Indians pay? (Rohin Dharmakumar - The Ken, Sanjay Sindhwani - The Economic Times, Shivendra Gupta - Business Standard and moderator Colin Morrison - Flashes & Flames); and Search vs Social media: which is a better bet? (Gyan Gupta - Firstwall, Mayur Sethi - WittyFeed, Rajesh Lalwani - Blogworks, Rajiv Bansal - HT and moderator Vanita Kohli Khandekar - Business Standard).

Panel topics on the second day include - The impact of AI on Publishing (Chirdeep Shetty - Quintype, Durga Raghunath - The Indian Express, Shailesh Khanna - Reliance Jio and moderator Colin Morrison - Flashes & Flames); Online video 2018 (Chanpreet Arora - VICE India, Nishant Radia - Vidooly, Rameet Arora - HT Digital Streams, Rohonesh Kar - Akamai Technologies and moderator Ashwini Gangal afaqs!); and Is ad fraud coming under control? (Anand Chakravarthy - Essence, Nitin Sethi - Indigo Airlines, Puneet Gupt - Times Internet, Shubhodip Paul - Micromax Informatics and moderator Vanita Kohli Khandekar - Business Standard).

Buckle up! Digipub World 2.0 is already here


The event also includes a couple of face-to-face interviews (one each day) - The NDTV Convergence Story (Suparna Singh - NDTV, moderated by Vanita Kohli Khandekar - Business Standard); and Future of video is Social (Manish Khanduri - Facebook, moderated by Ashwini Gangal - afaqs!)

The event is partnered by platinum partner - Times Now, silver partners - Akamai and Facebook and bronze partners - Freshworks, Vidooly, comScore, Quintype, and Times Internet.

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