Kalli Purie is the Vice Chairperson of the India Today Group. The forty-year-old group, a product of the emergency in the 1970s, is recognised as the Gold Standard of journalism in India. She is hailed in the industry for her vision to synergize India Today Groupâ€™s excellence in conventional journalism with the reach and innovations of digital and new media. A serial entrepreneur at heart, she brings a rich experience in running a wide range of media properties from television channels, apps, to a digital newspaper, to championing world class events, to devising a social media strategy for the group. Par excellence ideator and project manager she is the natural choice to launch the many innovative products of the group. She is uniquely positioned to address India Todayâ€™s integrated foray in the new media landscape. Her unified leadership in television, digital and events is the cornerstone for the success of synergy in the Group. In her current role, she is steering the editorial of Indiaâ€™s undisputed #1 news channel (Aaj Tak) along with 3 other distinct channels (India Today TV, Tez and Delhi Aaj Tak) of the network. The channels have won a slew of awards for excellence this year. She is also the lead for all signature events of the group. This division has constantly been setting benchmarks others need to follow whether its the new formats in India Today Conclave or addressing the aspirations of new India in small cities and different languages. She is aggressively spearheading the rollout of the next set of digital innovations, a portfolio of specialised, niche interest, internet only channels. Armed with a clear vision about the future of news, she is leading one of the most awarded and celebrated team of journalists in a futuristic newsroom that she helped build, apt for the multimedia, multi-device world we live in. The project has created a giant news turbine to harness the forces of an integrated newsroom, exploiting synergies amongst the many media platforms. She is a graduate from Oxford University, UK in Politics, Philosophy & Economics.