Conference Schedule

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Day One – 17 October 2019
THEME : NEXT GENTECHNOLOGIES IN BROADCAST MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
11:00 to 11.30 am Inaugural Session
11:30 to 12.15 pm Conference Session
NEW WAY OF THINKING ABOUT CYBERSECURITY & BLOCKCHAIN FOR MEDIA INDUSTRY
The media industry like every Internet-connected segment of society, is vulnerable to the rapid proliferation of cyber threats and protecting and monetizing intellectual property using Blockchain. As the industry has become more dependent on Internet Protocol-based technologies for core operations, broadcast stations and networks around the globe have experienced on-air and online disruptions, and even wide-scale outages, due to malicious actors seeking to wreak havoc. Blockchain has industry-wide applications that can transform the way content is created, consumed and protected.
Ganesh Kaushic . C - Founder Director PAGSAR Global Pvt Ltd & Client Transformation Advisor – Curveball Technology Pvt Ltd

Dr. Harsha E Thennarasu - Founder & CISO at HKIT Security Solutions & Cyber Security Researcher & Advisor
Rajeshwari Bhattacharyya - INSEAD Alumnus, Cyber Security & Blockchain Expert
Easwar Ramakrishnan - Technology & Business Development Professional, Rakuten India
12:15 to 12:35 pm Understanding Augmented Reality and its Impact - by Tejash Shah, Owner of Accord Equips
12:35 to 12:55 pm Leveraging a Modern Two-Tier Infrastructure to Activate Media Lifecycle Management by Sunny John, Country Manager, Spectra Logic
12:55 to 2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 to 2:45 pm Conference Session
AT THE BATTLEFRONT: OTT VS TRADITIONAL BROADCASTING IN INDIA
Traditional broadcasting is losing ground with the onslaught of OTT. Viewers have the option to choose and access content as per their choice. How does the future unfold in this battle royale between traditional broadcasters and OTT players?
Rajat Nigam, Group CTO of Network 18
Lokesh Chauhan, CTO, Eros Now
Aparna Acharekar, Programming Head, ZEE5 India    
Rohan Chahande Country Manager, ColourEdge, Eizo – RSG, Pvt Ltd
NM Mehra Vice President Technology, Visual Technologies India Pvt Ltd

2:45 to 3:05 pm Leveraging IP Technology for Dynamic Live Sports Coverage by Ranjit Bhatti, Director - South Asia, LiveU Mutli-camera Remote Production using IP Technology by Yaal Eshel, Vice President, LiveU
3:05 to 4:30 pm Supersession
TALK TO THE MASTER
Supersession with leading cinematographer Mitesh Mirchandani
4:30 to 5:00 pm Paper Presentation by Kingston


DAY TWO – 18 OCTOBER 2019
11:00 to 11.45 am Conference Session
DRIVING INNOVATION & CHANGE IN CINEMA PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION
Cinema technology has undergone a sea change with the innovations in HDR, cloud computing, DCinema, Direct View Displays. Look at the future of cinema technology and how it’s going to alter the movie watching experience.
Raj Vartak, Head Cinema Sales & Content Services, Dolby
Ujwal Nirgudkar, Oscar Academy Member & SMPTE India Chairman
Kenji Takei – Chief Technical Officer for Broadcast & Media Entertainment, Panasonic India
Neil Sadwelkar, Director Techie, Digital Dada
11:45 to 12.05 pm Evolution of Rich Media Workflows : The Changing Landscape by Yogesh Sardana, Sales Manager,Promise Technology
12:05 to 12:50 pm Broadcast Workflows with SRT Open Source Video Streaming Protocol
Hear from broadcast video experts as they discuss their use of the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) Open Source video streaming protocol. Understand the types of workflows that SRT enables and the overall benefits to their organizations, including broadcast contribution, remote productions, and return feeds for live interviews. Peter Maag, EVP & CMO, Haivision
Sreekanth Kumar Sales Engineering Manager International, Haivision The open source, low latency video streaming protocol – SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) – has transformed workflows for television broadcast networks and broadcasters with low cost live contribution and distribution. The benefits of SRT for broadcast applications include newsgathering, sports coverage, remote production, and live linear distribution. This session will have experts discuss the future of broadcast and video streaming devices and the practical implementation of SRT workflows.
The open source, low latency video streaming protocol – SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) – has transformed workflows for television broadcast networks and broadcasters with low cost live contribution and distribution. The benefits of SRT for broadcast applications include newsgathering, sports coverage, remote production, and live linear distribution. This session will have experts discuss the future of broadcast and video streaming devices and the practical implementation of SRT workflows.
12:50 To 1:10 pm IP Production – Are we ready… by NM Mehra, Vice President -  Technology, Visual Technologies India Pvt Ltd
1:10 to 2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 To 3:00 pm Conference Session
THE NEXT-GEN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE IN BROADCASTING – TRACKING THE FUTURE
Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality & Xtended Reality are redefining the immersive broadcasting experience and transforming the media industry. The experts debate and discuss the future impact of these technologies on the broadcast and entertainment sector.
Akanksha Bilani, Country Lead, Intel
Peter Bruce, Director, APAC for IABM
Aviral Deohans, Regional Sales Manager, Boston
Daniel Wald , Business Development, Ethersec
Kingshuk Bhattacharya , Head of Broadcast Operations & Network Engineering, Sony Pictures Network
Tejash Shah , Owner, Accord Equip
3:00 to 3:20 pm Boston Keynote Session - Transform Your Software With AI
Akanksha Bilani, Country Lead, Intel
Aviral Deohans Regional Sales Manager, Boston
3:20 to 4:05 pm Supersession
TALK TO THE MASTER
Supersession with acclaimed Animator & Filmmaker Kireet Khuranna
4:05 to 4:25 pm Citizen Journalism by Miro Rusko, Director, Octopus Newsroom APAC Ltd
4:25 to 4:55 pm Cloud OTT Monitoring , OptiQ Monitor by Michael Demb, Director, International Field Sales Engineering,Telestream
4:55 to 5:15 pm Simple Migration from Closed Archival to Atempo
Benjamin Woo, Head Asia South, Atempo SAS
Kamal Gulati, Managing Director,ITS Technology Solution Pvt.Ltd.
5:15 to 6:00 pm Sports Production India 2019: New Tech, New Trends 
What are some of the big trends in sports production in India? What new opportunities are technologies like Augmented Reality, HDR, and UHD and more creating for sports content creators? And how will artificial intelligence and automated production make sports production more cost effective? Join us for this informative session featuring Star India, Sony, NEP India, IMG India and SVG India.
Prashant Khanna, Head Technology – Star Sports, Star India Pvt Ltd
Gajendra Tijare, EVP Broadcast Technology & Operations, Star India Pvt Ltd
Kingshuk Bhattacharya , – Regional Sales Manager, Boston
Sandeep Mehta,Country Manager, NEP

DAY THREE – 19 OCTOBER 2019
11:00 to 12.00 pm Conference Session
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – RAISING THE BAR IN THE MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
AI is altering the dynamics in television broadcasting and providing the stakeholders an improved workflow and also radically changing the content landscape. The positive impact of AI and the drawbacks will form the crux of this discussion. Vaibhav Bhargava, Vce President Technology, BARC India
Aviral Deohans – Regional Sales Manager, Boston
Akanksha Bilani – Country Lead, Intel
Munjal Shroff Director & COO, Graphiti Studio & Co-Chair, FICCI – Animation, VFX, Gaming and Comics Forum
Ganesh Kaushic . C Founder Director PAGSAR Global Pvt Ltd & Client Transformation Advisor – Curveball Technology Pvt Ltd
Prashant Khanna, Head Technology – Star Sports, Star India Pvt Ltd
12:05 to 12:25 pm Broadcast Quality IP Delivery : Lamhas Experience by Bhaskar Majumdar, Vice President Digital, Lamhas Satellite Services
12:25 to 12:45 pm Case Study - OTT implementation of Audience Segmentation for better targeting by Pagsar Global in association with Planetworkz
12:45 to 1:05 pm RIST - A New Protocol for Video Transport over the Internet by Kieran Kunhya, Founder and Managing Director of Open Broadcast Systems
1:05 to 2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 to 2:40 pm Understanding Broadcast Loudness by Rigveda Deshpandey, Vice-President, Dubbing Services at Vista Tanweer Studios

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