Conference Schedule

A.B.I.S DIGITAL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Rebooting & Building the Media & Entertainment Ecosystem in the COVID Era

From keynotes to panels to demos, the AB.I.S 2020 Digital Conference is the ultimate destination for
cutting-edge content, inspiring innovations and insightful perspectives.

Spread over 3 days, A.B.I.S Conference will cover the entire M&E ecosystem from the trending Entertainment Content,
Broadcast, Post Production Technology to Satellite & cable TV distribution.

Learn from thought leaders and industry stakeholders.

DAY ONE – 29 October, 2020

10:10-10:15 am Keynote Session

Sonia Prashar,

CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD, Managing Director, Nürnbergmesse India Pvt Ltd


10:15-10:30 am Keynote Message 

Peter White,

CEO, IABM


10:30–10:35 am Keynote Message

Kazutada Kobayashi,

President & CEO, Canon India Pvt. Ltd.

11:00-12:00 pm – powered by AVIA

THE FUTURE OF VIDEO STREAMING & DEAING WITH THE NEW NORMAL POST COVID         

VOD INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT AND PROSPECTS IN THE COVID ERA

The video industry in Asia Pacific has been disrupted like never before. Over the past year, we have witnessed tremendous change, with new trends emerging in the video industry in Asia Pacific. The COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated this disruption. This presentation will share how Video on Demand and the internet services industries exist in a closely symbiotic relationship, what are Asians watching online, policy issues and regulation and the future development of the online video industry.

John Medeiros,

Chief Policy Officer, Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA)

The video industry in Asia Pacific has been disrupted like never before. Over the past year, we have witnessed tremendous change, with new trends emerging in the video industry in Asia Pacific.  The COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated this disruption. This session will discuss has online streaming video reached the tipping point in Asia?  Is the industry growing fast enough to meet consumers demands? Are there too many services, or with recent casualties in the industry, too few?  What does the balance between subscription and advertising look like over the coming years?  And h

12:30-1:30 pm – powered by IABM

CHARTING THE UNCHARTED – EXPLORING NEW TECHNOLGIES & BUSINESS MODELS IN THE BROADCAST & MEDIA INDUSTRY

The session looks at the challenges and opportunities in this new media ecosystem.

IABM’s Head of Insight and Analysis, Lorenzo Zanni, will open the event, sharing IABM’s latest research and analysis of the current state of Broadcast and Media, and how its future is likely to unfold over the coming months and years.  This will then be followed by a panel of experts from the Broadcast and Media Industry who will explore the challenges and opportunities that new technologies and business models will bring to the industry.

Powered by IABM’s data-driven insights on the business of media technology, this session will explore the long-term drivers of change in the sector

 

Moderator:

Lisa Collins,

Head of Membership Engagement, IABM

Speakers:

Darren Lepke,

Head of Video Product Management, Verizon Media

Andrew Heimbold,

CEO, Singular.live

Jacques-Edouard Guillemot,

Senior VP Executive Affairs, Kudelski Group

SVP, NAGRA

Johan Vanmarcke,

MD, APAC, Mediagenix

Lorenzo Zanni,

Head of Insight & Analysis, IABM

 

2:00-2:40 pm – powered by CANON

MASTERCLASS – IS HDR THE FUTURE?

Alphonse Roy,

Cinema EOS Platinum Associate & Renowned DOP

Content acquisition with HDR has set the ‘wow factor’ and unleashed a next-gen viewing experience. The Masterclass delves into the future of HDR acquisition.

3:00-4:00 pm

VIEWER ENGAGEMENT & RETENTION: CRACKING THE CODE - This session is powered by

With VOD services seeing a sharp rise in viewership and with so much to choose from, how are the various players planning on engaging and retaining their new found audience. Is it about recycling older content or is it about original content or is it about accessibility and affordability.

In this session you will hear from the stakeholders on what they plan on doing to retain their new audiences.

Moderator:

Radhika Bajaj,

Anchor & Journalist

Speakers:

Arun Thapar,

President- Content & Communication A+E | TV18

Aparna Acharekar,

Programming Head, Zee5

Saugata Mukherjee,

Head Of Original Content, SonyLIV at Sony Pictures Networks India

Deepak Segal,

Head of Content – Applause Entertainment


5:00-5:40 pm

MASTERCLASS – DECIPHERING THE NARRATIVE CONSTRUCTS OF VFX

Biju.D,

VFX Director

VFX is an integral part of movies and it blends naturally with the narrative. Biju D, renowned VFX Director with impeccable credentials and having worked in close to 120 films, gives us an insight of the art and craft of using VFX in the narrative arc of the film.

 

 

DAY TWO, October 30, 2020

11:00 TO 12:00 PM

CONFERENCE – REDEFINING EDUCATION FOR MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

The Media and Entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Indian economy. Solid & serious education in this sector will open the sector up & enable it to rapidly scale up, globally. In this panel we discuss how Media & Entertainment Education needs to be structured to ensure that students are well equipped for all the 3 key professional areas that institutions should prepare them for -Employment, Entrepreneurship & Research!!!

 

Moderator:

Chaitanya Chinchlikar,

VP & Business Head, Whistling Woods International

 

Speakers:

Meghna Ghai Puri,

President, Whistling Woods International

Phani Tetali,

Professor & Head, IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay 

Sekhar Mukherjee,

Director, National Institute of Design, Andhra Pradesh

Rahul Karthikeyan,

Head, Marketing, upGrad 

 

12:30-1:10 pm

MASTERCLASS – ENHANCE YOUR IMAGE WITH THE PERFECT SHOT & COLOUR GRADING

Rahul Purav,

Digital Imaging Head & Colourist

Rahul Purav, Digital Imaging Head and top colourist of Future Works Studio embarks on a walkthrough of his professional journey and shares a wealth of tips, tricks and practical advice – on shooting, workflow basics to colour grading and post – to make sure you get the perfect cinematic image. He shares his experience in this masterclass

2:00-3:00 pm – powered by IABM

ACCELERATING & REDEFINING REMOTE WORKFLOW TECHNOLOGIES

With the pandemic bringing change across the globe, journalists and broadcasters are adapting to working from home with remote workflow technologies. Powered by IABM’s data-driven insights on the business of media technology, this session will explore the  drivers of change in the news sector, including the impact of COVID-19 on news consumption, workflows and technology demand. Learn more from a panel of experts as they debate how technology is helping accelerate remote news production and distribution workflows. 

 

Moderator:

Ben Dales,

Head of Digital, IABM

 

Speakers:

Jade Kurian,

President, Latakoo

Sushant Rai,

VP, Sales - South Asia, Africa & Middle East, TVU Networks

Raoul Cospen Director of Strategy,

Raoul Cospen Director of Strategy, News & Sports, Dalet

Olga Nevinchana,

Senior Analyst, IABM

 

3:30-4:00 pm

SECURING DIGITAL CONTENT IN THE ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA SECTOR

Vishal Jain,

Partner, Deloitte India

Content is king in the entertainment sector. Protecting content is a constantly evolving challenge as the entire media and entertainment ecosystem quickly shifts to cloud infrastructure. Vishal Jain, Partner, Deloitte India explains the complexity and challenges of securing entertainment content in the digital era.

4.30 PM TO 5:15 pm

FUTURE OF SPORTS PRODUCTION & THE NEW NORM AFTER COVID-19

Sports production has come to a complete halt due to the pandemic and impacted all the stakeholders. All live events are taking a reset to create a “New Norm”. The panel will review how Live production will adapt by fast tracking changes in operation. Taking advantage of new technologies which enables greater efficiencies; remote operations and cloud production. Hear the industry experts as they share the blueprint for the “New Norm” enabling new revenue models and efficient operations for sports production.

Moderator:

Peter Bruce,

Media Consultant, Pbruce Consultants

Speakers:

Dennis Breckenridge,

CEO, Elevate Broadcast

Zainal Husni Sarbini,

General Manager, Edge Mediatech Group (EMG Asia)

Unmish Parthasarathi,

Founder, Picture Board

Steve Norris,

Director of Production and Content, Gravity Media

 

 

DAY THREE, OCTOBER 31, 2020

11:00-11:45 am

EMPOWERING CONTENT – TIME TO CHANGE

Blockchain is currently one of the most widely discussed and hyped technologies. Proofs-of-concept and fully-fledged businesses based on blockchain principles are emerging at an increasing pace. Blockchain has the potential to disrupt not only existing but also to enable new business models. The experts look at the Blockchain impact in Content Production,Content Aggregation ,Content Distribution and Content Consumption

Content Aggregation and Distribution will disrupt through Blockchain, New pricing structure for paid content, Content bypassing aggregators and distributors, Royalty payments, etc.

Moderator:

Ganesh Kaushic,

Client Transformation Advisor

Speakers:

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar,

Columnist & Writer, Business Standard & Content Asia

S. Ramakrishnan,

Director, SportsMechanics India Pvt Ltd

B.S Radhakrishnan,

Chief Content Officer & COO, Kavi Puvi Viamedia

Rohit Gandhi,

Editor-In-Chief, Democracy News Live

12:00-1:00 pm
EXPANDING THE HORIZON IN THE SATELLITE & CABLE TV DOMAIN

The CATV industry has weathered many a storm in its citadel and even endured the maximum impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Indian CATV ndustry has grown to 1000 MSOs and more than 75,000 LCOs and reaching 120 million households across India. What does the future hold for the CATV domain? Hear the industry experts as they view the crystal ball to see the next horizon for this industry.

Moderator:

Dr. Atul Naik,

Founder Director, AEON Communications

Speakers:

G.C. Jain,

Chairman & MD, MCBS

Devchand Haria,

MD, Optilink Network Solutions Pvt Ltd

Jigneish  Mehta,

Founder & Owner, Mehta Infocom 

Ashok Mansukhani,

Media Veteran

3:00-4:00 pm
TRANSFORMATION & INNOVATION IN  THE VISUAL  & IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES

New changes have been driven in the cinema and television viewing experience with innovations in the visual and immersive technologies driving the change. This panel discussion highlights the pioneering visual and immersive transformations coming up in the future.

Moderator:

Peter Bruce,

Media Consultant, Pbruce Consultants

Speakers:

Rajesh Bhat,

Director, Operator & OEM Sales, India , Dolby Technology India Pvt Ltd

Amy DeLouise,

Digital Storyteller & Content Strategist, DeLouise Enterprises

David Castle,

Business Development Director, Azilpix

Phil Ventre,

Vice President, Sports And Broadcast, NCAM Technologies

 

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