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.
Note: Panel Discussions and Fireside Chats covering the Entertainment Content industry are highlighted in pink.
DAY ONE – 29 October, 2020
10:10-10:15 am Keynote Session
CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD, Managing Director, Nürnbergmesse India Pvt Ltd
10:15-10:30 am Keynote Message
10:30–10:35 am Keynote Message
& CEO, Canon India Pvt. Ltd.
11:00-12:00 pm – powered by AVIA
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.
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
Head of Membership Engagement, IABM
Head of Video Product Management, Verizon Media
Senior VP Executive Affairs, Kudelski Group
MD, APAC, Mediagenix
Head of Insight & Analysis, IABM
2:00-2:40 pm – powered by CANON
MASTERCLASS – IS HDR THE FUTURE?
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.
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.
Anchor & Journalist
President- Content & Communication A+E | TV18
Programming Head, Zee5
Head Of Original Content, SonyLIV at Sony Pictures Networks India
Head of Content – Applause Entertainment
MASTERCLASS – DECIPHERING THE NARRATIVE CONSTRUCTS OF VFX
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!!!
VP & Business Head, Whistling Woods International
Meghna Ghai Puri,
President, Whistling Woods International
Professor & Head, IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay
Director, National Institute of Design, Andhra Pradesh
Head, Marketing, upGrad
MASTERCLASS – ENHANCE YOUR IMAGE WITH THE PERFECT SHOT & COLOUR GRADING
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.
Head of Digital, IABM
VP, Sales - South Asia, Africa & Middle East, TVU Networks
Raoul Cospen Director of Strategy,
Raoul Cospen Director of Strategy, News & Sports, Dalet
Senior Analyst, IABM
SECURING DIGITAL CONTENT IN THE ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA SECTOR
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.
Media Consultant, Pbruce Consultants
CEO, Elevate Broadcast
Zainal Husni Sarbini,
General Manager, Edge Mediatech Group (EMG Asia)
Founder, Picture Board
Director of Production and Content, Gravity Media
DAY THREE, OCTOBER 31, 2020
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.
Client Transformation Advisor
Columnist & Writer, Business Standard & Content Asia
Director, SportsMechanics India Pvt Ltd
Chief Content Officer & COO, Kavi Puvi Viamedia
Editor-In-Chief, Democracy News Live
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.
Dr. Atul Naik,
Founder Director, AEON Communications
Chairman & MD, MCBS
MD, Optilink Network Solutions Pvt Ltd
Jigneish Mehta ,
Founder & Owner, Mehta Infocom
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.
Media Consultant, Pbruce Consultants
Director, Operator & OEM Sales, India , Dolby Technology India Pvt Ltd
Digital Storyteller & Content Strategist, DeLouise Enterprises
Business Development Director, Azilpix
Vice President, Sports And Broadcast, NCAM Technologies
• Conference Topics & Sessions are subject to change