Sowmya Iyer

Sowmya Iyer

Digital Marketing, Online Advertising, Market Research

DViO Digital (Formerly Xebec Digital)

Digital Marketing, Online Advertising, Market Research

Sowmya is a Founder and CEO of DViO Digital -one of India's largest integrated marketing companies focused on digital transformation of brands and businesses. She is also start-up investor, Chief Mentor MAD-Tech Incubator DViO runs and TedX Speaker. 

Her connect digital media started way back in the year 2002 at the age of 17 when she ran a youth portal called

In the year 2007, she started Xebec Digital. Initially as division of a full service mainline advertising agency --XD soon became an independent fast growing digital marketing company. 

As the organization grew into one of the largest independent digital marketing agencies – Sowmya bought over 100 % of the company from her partners and rebranded the company as DViO Digital. 

Today, DViO serves six markets in three countries-- Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, UAE and Africa with over 130 digital media experts across offices in areas of digital content creation, digital videos, creative, mobile marketing, technology and media. 

She is a speaker at international conferences on topics concerning leadership, digital media, mobile and email marketing. Some platforms she speaks in include IAMAI, FICCI, Ministry of Commerce Events, Reputation Conclave etc. 

She is trainer in leading management colleges and has contributed significantly in various strategic discussions on digital marketing for Government of India. 

Marketing Incubator for Start-Ups 
Sowmya runs a marketing incubator for start-ups in ad, content and marketing technology. Her incubator currently houses seven start-ups, and she intends to grow the portfolio to 25 + start-ups in the coming year. 

This incubator is a unique initiative to connect brands with the innovation and value that start-ups have to offer, and has been seeing immense traction and value in the market.