Babu is the founding publisher of Banking Frontiers. He founded Glocal Infomart along with Manoj Agrawal. An MBA from Mumbai University, specializing in marketing management, he began his career in Indian Express group’s Express Computer in 1993. He spent over 8 years with the group and has been part of the team that created the highly successful B2B Business Publications Division of the group.
He left the group to set up Glocal Infomart.
He is one of the few professionals with a combined understanding of Banking, Technology, Events and Media and has conceptualized several innovative platforms for these domains like content creation and information dissemination, roundtable discussions, web forums and awards functions.
Besides Banking Frontiers, he has been instrumental in conceptualizing Customer Clicks, another focused magazine from Glocal Infomart.
He has been an active Rotarian, a Paul Harris Fellow and currently on the IT advisory committee of Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce.
Manoj Agrawal had done his B.E. Computer Science from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and his M.S. Computer Science from Florida State University.He launched Glocal Infomart in February 2002 along with his colleague Babu Nair.
He started his career in software development and went on to become IT head of Lintas advertising and Contract Advertising in Mumbai. Next he spent one year in IT consulting. After that he shifted to media, starting off as Features Editor with Express Computer magazine, where he focused on important topics like ERP and Information Security.
His next assigment was as Executive Editor of ERP Journal and then Editor of Digital Age magazine.
Now he has launched a new publication: Customer Clicks.
He has successfully conceptualized and produced around 100 events for banks, insurers and NBFCs on various topics such as risk, compliance, payment systems, core banking, e-security, online marketing, analytics, etc. He is an expert moderator.
A student of English language and literature, he is a career journalist having begun his innings in the national news agency Press Trust of India. He held a senior position in the news agency before taking up a key editorial assignment with the Indian edition of CIO. He has also been a research editor for a US based information research company.
He brings with him years of editorial and content development experience.
He is a keen follower of the developments in the information technology domain and now the use of technology in the banking and financial services sector.