Advisory Board

“The best advisors give us out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right and leave us then,
to find out what our own form of right action is.”

Phillips Brooks

Ideazfirst considers itself lucky and is grateful to have found wonderful guides in industry veterans who always find time out of their busy schedules to guide us in our several endeavours.

Kallol Das

Associate Professor at Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA)

Kallol Das had a studded career in marketing and sales before he shifted to CRM and brand consulting and finally to academics which has been his true calling. Not only is he considered a veteran in the brand consulting, Das wears several feathers on his cap. He is a published author of two books on CRM, is the pioneer of the photo novel genre of literature in India, he is the producer and director of one short film and is the author of several top notch papers in noted research publications. He has teaching interests in general management, services marketing and visual communications, has strong interests in fiction and non-fiction writing, filmmaking and participatory communication. With strong research skills Das has built several tools for delivering experiential learning. We look up to Kallol Das for his expertise in CRM, an area that requires constant innovation to make ourselves more relevant to our clients.

Sudarshan Roongta

Vice-President, EMEA Industry Strategy & Insight at Oracle Corporation

With a career spanning well over a decade in the information technology industry in several capacities across continents, Roongta has acquired “problem solving” expertise and has helped several companies realize superior business value by providing technology enabled business transformation. In his capacity as a senior management, IT professional Roongta assists customers across the globe to leverage technology shifts that are shaping global business trends today. We look up to Sudarshan Roongta for his vision and vast knowledge across domains. He guides us on overall business development and strategy.

Anup Agarwal

Vice President, Sales at HSBC

Having spent over a decade in the banking industry with work experience with both domestic and foreign banks, it would be no exaggeration to state that Agarwal knows the banking industry inside out. He possesses thorough knowledge in domains such as credit appraisals, commercial lending, securitization, client relationship management and cash management. Agarwal possesses excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills and is a natural leader. For all financial complexities we face, we look to Anup Agarwal for help. He advises us on matters related to investors, loans and funding.

Abhishek Rungta

Founder & CEO Indus Net Technologies / Angel Investor

Abhishek Rungta is a man who wears many hats as an entrepreneur, strategist, software architect, marketing guru and an angel investor. His flagship venture Indus Net Technologies provides services such as web application development, mobile application development, integrated internet marketing and creative services to more than 200 active clients across five continents. Rungta plays an active role in providing the strategic roadmap for the organization and is a hands on execution specialist along with his management team as well. A self-proclaimed “chaos maker,” he believes “chaos is the new order of life!” For us though, Abhishek Rungta is quite the opposite, as he plays the role of a “chaos solver” when we need to figure out the best and easiest technological solutions that are relevant to our business.

Gargi Banerjee

Independent Writer / Journalist

After having worked as a financial journalist in the best known media houses in the nation such as Indian Express, ABP Group, Hindustan Times- Wall Street Journal and the Outlook Group, Banerjee for a little over a decade, Banerjee chose to step out of the media rat race to cater to the “more important things in life” as she puts it. Writing however, remains her lifeblood and she continues to write in a frenzy, providing content to a plethora of clients. Having watched several companies evolve at close quarters during her career as a scribe, Banerjee has a deep insight of both the entrepreneurial mind and the needs of clients. For us Gargi Banerjee plays the role of a public relations officer and media advisor, telling us how to make ourselves newsworthy in this world of intense competition.