A Summit On The Growth Potential Of Kids Entertainment In The Digital Video Space

Organised by Dveo Media in association with SATMAC

22nd Nov – 2017

Taj Lands End, Mumbai

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OUR SPEAKERS

Prasad Ajgoankar

CEO – iRealities

Michael Sturm

Senior Director – Strategic Alliances and Channel Management – VERIZON DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICES

Michael Sturm is an expert in opening new revenue opportunities and to expand business into new markets. Sturm has successfully grown business for ADTECH/AOL and opened new markets in Europe, Middle East and APAC. In his position as Senior Director Strategic partnerships he focuses on the ongoing expansion for VDMS in Asia and the Pacific island nations. He has more than 15 years’ experience in selling online and marketing services. He provides dedicated skills and a trusted network for digital companies to expand into new markets.

Vineet Dhawan

CEO – Digital Convergence Technologies

Kusum Kanwar

Principal – Billabong High International School, Santacruz

Kusum Kanwar is an established K-12 educationist, social entrepreneur and advocate of child, youth and women development programs, particularly designed for social inclusion.

Kusum is currently Principal, Billabong High International School (Santacruz) and the Managing Director of one of the most prominent preschools in Mumbai, KK Kids Learning Systems (KKLS), Kandivali (E). Within two years of her spearheading KKLS, it became the only preschool in Western suburb (beyond Andheri) to be ranked among top 13 preschools in the city by the reputed EducationWorld India Preschool Rankings Survey 2014.

She is also the Chairperson of ‘Shield Yourself Foundation’ (SYF), a self-defence and empowerment organisation for women and girls from across socio-economic backgrounds.

Kusum is the Mumbai Convenor of ‘Chuppi Todo’ – a leading organisation fighting against child abuse. Encapsulating her life’s mission as ‘Co-creating Education’, Kusum counsels reputed NGOs for developing sustainable, 360-degree development programs to foster inclusive growth for women and children from marginally deprived communities.

Smita Maroo

Sr. VP – Animation, Kids Digital, Licensing & Merchandising –
Shemaroo Entertainment

Mona Singh

Vice President – Marketing and Business Development – Sesame Workshop India

Mona leads Sesame Workshop India’s marketing and business development efforts. She led Sesame Workshop’s venture in India, viz., the Sesame Street Preschool and Afterschool Programs, where she grew the preschool business in 22 cities. She has been with Sesame since 2009 and has been working to develop new initiatives to reach out to young children with innovative, engaging content. With a deep understanding of the preschool space, Mona has spoken at various early childhood conferences in India like the Early Childhood Association conference and Franchise India conference.

Prior to joining Sesame, Mona worked as a Brand Manager for various channels of the STAR Network in India, specifically STAR Plus where she launched multi-media campaigns for major television properties like ‘KaunBanegaCrorepati 3’ and ‘PanchviPaas’. She has an extensive experience in large-scale project management, conceiving and implementing multi-media and pan-India media campaigns. Mona comes with over 15 years of experience of working as a marketing and communication professional.

Bharath Laxmipati

Vice President – Global Content Sales and Distribution – Green Gold Animation

Bharath Laxmipati is a sales and marketing leader with an entrepreneurial spirit & 18 years of vintage experience across international markets & diverse businesses. He currently spearheads Green Gold’s global content sales and distribution business. He actively identifies and manages co-pro partners and develops new and existing IP’s. He also manage’s Green Gold’s huge catalog across platforms. He is passionate about how digital media’s can be exploited to create cutting-edge consumer engagement properties that deliver ROI & amplify brand communication. Barry to friends, he is married to a beautiful wife with 2 lovely kids. Open Networker at heart!!

Uttam Pal Singh

Head of Content – Discovery Kids Network

Neel Debdutt Paul

Group Creative Director – AMAR CHITRA KATHA AND TINKLE

Neel grew up in Kolkata, went to boarding school near Bengaluru and studied at St Stephen’s College in Delhi. He stumbled upon children’s publishing almost by accident and unexpectedly fell in love with it. He has worked for Hachette India and as the Editor of Tinkle Digest. Currently Neel works as Group Creative Director at Amar Chitra Katha. Neel also dabbles with theatre and has worked extensively with the Delhi-based group Tadpole Repertory. Neel used to be obsessed with comics as a child and little has changed as a grown up.

Romil Ramgarhia

CBO – BARC INDIA

Romil Ramgarhia is the Chief Business Officer of BARC (Broadcast Audience Research Council) India since 2014, the only registered television ratings agency in a country with 183 million television owning households.

Romil came to BARC India with over 12 years of experience spread across media, telecom and manufacturing sector. In his last role, he was Chief Commercial Officer for Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, one of India’s leading television, media and entertainment companies. Before ZEEL, Romil was associated with Viacom18,Bharti Airtel, Asian Paints and ACC in various capacities.

At BARC India, Romil leads the overall Business & Operations, and has overseen the rollout of its services beginning April 2015, with an innovative pricing and funding structure. Since then, BARC India has successfully rolled out All India TV viewership data, including rural viewers – a segment that had not been measured till date despite it being close to 50% of the viewership universe.

Romil has also led the team that successfully negotiated formation of a JV between BARC India and TAM India, the television audience measurement joint venture between Nielsen and Kantar. BARC India and TAM India are pooling their respective meters to form a Meter Management Company, which will supply raw data to BARC India. Romil is closely involved in driving all the current and future initiatives at BARC India on both TV and digital front.

Abhas Joshi

Singer / Musician (Winner Sa Re Ga Ma 2004, Jury’s Choice Voice of India)

Abhas Joshi – Singer/Musician (Winner Sa Re Ga Ma 2004, Jury’s Choice Voice of India)

  • Abhas is the voice of the new generation who tackle old melodies and present day music with equal ease.
  • Abhas is the winner of Sa Re Ga Ma children special 2004.
  • He has won immense appreciation for his performance in “AMUL STAR VOICE OF INDIA” Season 1.
  • He has anchored “AMUL STAR VOICE OF INDIA”, “CHHOTE USTAAD” Season 1&2 on Star Plus, “AMUL MUSIC KA MAHA MUQABLA” on STAR PLUS and BHARAT KI SHAAN on DD NATIONAL.
  • Together with his brother Shreyas, within their musical initiative INDIEROUTES*, he has composed and sung in two albums “MAHANAYAKA” & “THAGNI”.
  • Both have performed in more than 200 concerts across
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  • Abhas has also lent his voice to few films. The duo also composes music for jingles and documentaries.

IndieRoutes is a music endeavor by two ingenious brothers Shreyas and Abhas and their band of talented musicians, that celebrates the brilliance of Indian music with a contemporary touch.

Manish Rajoria

Director – Aadarsh (Purple Turtle)

Manish Rajoria is a Director with Aadarsh Pvt. Ltd.

He and his team are behind the development and growth of Purple Turtle.

Purple Turtle started with just 3 titles of story books and now has grown to 300 titles which are sold in more than 25 countries including USA, UK, Russia, China and multiple languages in India.

On the digital front Purple Turtle e books are distributed on 258 e book stores and videos are on more than 650 devices and platforms.

He has a vast experience in Licensing. The licensing journey started with being a licensee of Barbie and Ben-10 to a Licensor of Purple Turtle in 25 countries. Without TV Purple Turtle has been successful in making many licensees across the Globe.

Purple Turtle Pre Schools are being franchised not only in India but in various other countries as well. Purple Turtle Pre School Franchising claims of the best package in the industry!

Manish is passionate about Purple Turtle and says he is living his dream with Purple Turtle.

Areas of interest- Children’s content, licensing and merchandising and franchising.

Next IP’s in the pipeline are Colour Fairies, Jack/Chaos and Magic Busterz.

Aruna kumar

Marketing Director – iLO Entertainment

Responsible for the marketing, sales & syndication of the content of the company worldwide, Aruna also looks at the co-production and digital content platform of the company. An MBA in Marketing with a passion for content Sales + Operations, She brings along over 17 years of experience across different segments of the Indian media business along-with Animation Training. Has served on various advisory profiles and consultant assignments for the national organization. Vastly experienced in project execution management and project funding with an exceptional track record in building the partnership with Indian & Global Clients with considerable gravitas.

Sudeep Lahiri

AVP Content & Strategies – ONE DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT

Sudeep heads the content & strategy for One Digital Entertainment – India’s largest Digital video & creators’ network. Sudeep and his team work on content creation, curation, designing digital content promotion strategies and brand solutions for the company’s extensive roster of clients. His deep knowledge of the digital ecosystem and relationships across different industries has helped hundreds of artists & creators to build their digital presence and enabled them to convert their passion into a successful business unit.

Prior to One Digital Entertainment, Sudeep has worked as the Head of National Music Programming for Big FM, Head of Radio Marketing at T-Series and has been instrumental in launching the largest Indian radio network in the US Humdesi Radioand was part of the core team that worked on launching the Spanish station for Sirius FM, the largest Spanish satellite radio station in the world.

Akash Banerji

Head of Marketing & Partnerships – Viacom 18 Digital Ventures

Prior to this role, Akash was the Head of Marketing for Hotstar (2014-15) where he was responsible for the big bang launch and driving consumer acquisition.

He has thirteen years of consistent high performance in the marketing & sales/distribution domain with leading consumer centric MNCs in the area of managing & growing brands profitably. Akash has worked across various spectrums like Digital, Sports, General Entertainment & business integration (post acquisition) and led teams(marketing & cross-functional) with the aim of gaining market & mind share.

An alumnus of Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) Delhi, Akash started his career in sales & marketing working for top-notch organizations like Pepsi & Marico straddling different geographies in the country. His brand stint with Parachute and Nihar especially was a very satisfying one. After spending close to five years in Marico, Akash decided to move to the fast-paced world of media.

His first stint was with Star TV where he was responsible for the rebranding of Star Plus and successfully took the channel back to its winning ways courtesy the ‘’Rishta Wahi Soch Nayi’’ marketing campaign. He then spent couple of years in Dubai within STAR, working as the Head of Distribution & Special Projects, Middle East & Africa and successfully increased the channel portfolio penetration by more than 100%.

He came back to India to launch the new Star Sports network in 2013 after Star had acquired the Sports channels from ESS and won the cricket rights from BCCI. The ‘Believe’ launch campaign in conjunction with the multi-sports strategy captured the imagination of the entire nation.

A quintessential Bengali at heart, Akash actively pursues dramatics and music at his leisure. An indulgent father, he loves to unwind by playing a game of football with his kids

Karan Baikampadi

AVP – Kids & Strategy, Content – ALT Balaji

Vishal T M

CEO – Videogyan

Vishal’s belief in the power of online video has helped the company to realize the opportunities in the new age media.

Videogyan – an idea just a few years back is now a prominent player in the online kids content space.

Exploring the trend and incorporating new technologies is one of the major outlooks in Videogyan. He believes that success in the media industry is all about understanding the pulse of the target audience and Videogyan just does that.

He and his partner have identified splendid talents, who can implement and generate exceptional ideas and thereby create contents that are of great quality.

Also, there are many aspects that go into creating success in Videogyan – they are – being true to our ideas and focussing on the essentials that motivate the organization to succeed.

Nevertheless, one of the company’s major strength is from its partners who help to spread our word around the globe.

In 2016 Videogyan has ventured into mobile applications and games for kids under the brand name “Kidzooly” and has clocked more than 3 million downloads for its apps.

Munjal Shroff

Director & COO – Graphitti Multimedia

Munjal has over twenty years of rich and diverse experience in the media industry that goes beyond kids media . A computer engineer with specialization in Image Processing, Munjal is the co-founder of Graphiti. He has vast experience in the Media sector includes directing and producing TV Commercials, short films, animated feature films, visual effects for movies and TV shows, creating brand mascots, creating interactive apps and designing rich media audio-visual user experiences. He has also been an evangelist of Original Content in Indian Animation Industry. In 2008 he was recognized as the Toon Titan of Asia by Animation Magazine, USA.

Set up in 1995, Graphiti has gone on to build a niche for itself as a world class production house and animation studio. His Studio Graphiti’s vision is to Engage, Excite and Entertain audiences of all ages.It has a stellar track record in servicing clients across different segments – advertising commercials, co-produced serials for channels – domestic and international, works for international bodies like UNICEF, special effects for Bollywood, short films, feature length films etc.

Munjal has produced and co-created the beautiful animated movies series Krish, Trish and Baltiboy currently airing on Cartoon Network and Pogo and is watched by millions of kids in India. He is also the creator of the animated series YOM which is airing on Disney Channel.

He is the Co-Chair of Animation, VFX, Gaming and Comics Sector of FICCI. He has been on the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting’s Expert Committee on Animation, VFX, Gaming and Comics and continues to help mould policies to bring rapid growth in the Animation,VFX, Gaming and Comics sector. He is also a Governing Council member of the Media and Entertainment Skill Council National Skills Development Committee set up by FICCI and National Skills Development Council, Government of India.

Vivek Shukla

Animation Screenwriter

Vivek, a qualified IT professional, gave up a promising career in computers and real estate to follow his life’s true calling, writing. After completing his BCA, he joined a theater group – Yasham to understand the art of scriptwriting drama and films. He is one of the very few writers who specializes in the art of Animation Screen Writing and Live action TV in India.

Vivek is currently working on a project called ‘कखग…’– an initiative to train anyone and everyone who aspires to be a storyteller. The unique techniques in his coaching ensures that person can go beyond his limits to thing out of the box and create incredible and memorable stories

A surreal artist who believes in weaving stories based on in-depth analysis of human emotions, he loves to experiment with creativity and stretches his capability to cross the LIMIT of imagination. For Vivek, creativity is a new dimension of life, which he tries to explore through his writing and filmmaking.

In a career span of over a decade, Vivek has written some well-known shows like ChhotaBheem for Green Gold Animation. (Pogo), New Adventures Of Bal Hanuman for Percept Pictures Co. (Pogo), ChimpooAurSimpoo for Zeeq, Akbar Birbal for Discovery Kids , BuntyAurBilli for Toonz Animations (Hungama TV – Disney), EenaMeenaDika For Maya Digital Studios (Hungama TV – Disney), King Vikram for Disney India, Biwi O Biwi And Kuch Kook HotaHai for 21vsadi Ent., Jollybaby Club for a German production, Little Kiddy Tales And Shankh for Envision Creation, Written And Directed Talk Shows And Fiction Shows for DD Regional.

Apart from this, Vivek loves storytelling, photography and watching world cinema. He has been invited to various forums as a speaker to share his journey.

Ashish Kulkarni

Founder – Punnaryug Artvision

Ashish S.K. is known to be the most dedicated and colorful personality in the animation industry, this side of Hollywood. He has set up world-class animation studios in India, has created the finest original Indian animated contents and has successfully completed and marketed several animation films for studios in Hollywood over the last nine years.

Ashish S K is a founder of Punnaryug Artvision Pvt Ltd & Screenyug Creations Pvt Ltd. Ashish S K was heading Reliance Animation & Reliance AIMS as CEO. He has taken Reliance Animation to the global arena while carving a niche as the finest Indian animation studio for original IP creation. Ashish S K was recently awarded “The Creative Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Entrepreneur magazine.

Ashish Kulkarni embarked on his journey in the field of arts and media in 1995 and since has immersed himself in the pursuit of conceiving sustainable careers in film, animation, visual effects, gaming, visual arts, and graphic design in India. Ashish’s presence in the field of the arts commenced with the animation industry, the seed of which, had only been planted in the fertile grounds of the Indian economy at the turn of the century. At this early stage, Ashish jumpstarted the sprouting of the animation industry in India by facilitating outsourcing projects in the country with animation giants such as Disney, Warner Bros., Sony and Dreamworks. By introducing India as a new outsourcing platform for animation, Ashish had created the opportunity for Indian animation services to grow to international standards. During this stage, Ashish produced ad films for All Out, Flying Machine, Max Candy & Max Ice cream for HLL, Nestle, Veneta Cucine and Kelloggs.

As the sapling of the Indian animation industry grew, Ashish envisioned a future in which, India was not caged in the confines of outsourcing, but competed as a global player in the arena of original IP creation. What followed was the development of iconic character brands and shows such as Little Krishna, Krishna Aur Kans, Big Bees and Shaktimaan, by Ashish and his creative team while he served as CEO of Reliance Animation. Currently, Ashish is working on properties such as War Heroes of India, Mary Kom Jr., Amazing Kids, Monkey Creek and Map Jacket.

Vishal Ratnalikar

Animation Director and Overseas Supervisor – Brown Bag Films

Vishal has 13 years of experience on a variety of international projects, most notable Noddy, Olivia, Planes 1, Tinker Bell and Jack 2. He is a dedicated, highly motivated and passionate character animation creator.

Vishal is presently the Animation Director and Overseas Supervisor at Brown Bag Films, an Irish- Canadian television animation production studio. He is currently working on Disney’s Vampirina series as Overseas Director. He has also worked on Amazon’s Stinky and Dirty. Prior to Brown Bag Films, he worked at Maya Digital Studios in the role of Animation Director & HOD and was involved in the following projects: Virtual intelligent Robot, Jack 2, JhalakDikhla Ja, The Centsables, MottuPatlu and Shiva.

During his professional journey, Vishal also worked at Prana Studios on projects as Planes 1, Pixie Hollow games, Zhu Zhu Pets, Khun-Zuets.

At Maya Entertainment the key projects where he contributed include Ramayana the Epic, Disney Princes, Avatar, Toonpur ka superhero, Tronji and The tale of Jack Prost.

Vishal acquired &developed his expertise in animation Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematic.

Kishor Chandra Shrivastav

Country Head – Business Development – Toonz Media Group

Srinivas Chilakalapudi

Chief Strategy Officer – Green Gold Animation

Srinivas Chilakalapudi has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Missouri at Kansas City. He was instrumental in setting up and building offshore R&D centres for companies such as Ericsson, ActivIdentity & Dell.

Srinivas’ association with Green Gold Animation has been since its inception in an advisory role and he joined the company full time in November 2011, leading the strategy as a part of the three member management team. Srinivas is directly responsible for apps, gaming, technology, digital business and licensing verticals under the Green Gold’s umbrella. He is a part of the executive team and defines the roadmaps for each of the business verticals.

 

Kamal Pahuja

Managing Director – Jugnu Kids

Soumini S Paul

VP Artist Aloud, Kids Original Content – Hungama

Soumini Sridhara Paul is Vice President of the Talent and Independent content platform,Artist Aloud (Hungama Digital Media Ent. Pvt. Ltd.).Launched in January 2010, Soumini has spearheaded the set up of Artist Aloud, South Asia’s premier digital platform for established and new talent with independent audio and video content along with a dedicated team. She also recently took on the role of Head of Operations and Content Programming for YouTube for Hungama and Special Content Creation and Event IP projects for Hungama. One of her pet projects is the channel she is building along with a wonderful team for Hungama Kids creating content which is age appropriate, entertaining and educational. She has over 20 years experience as a Pop Artist, Artist Manager as well as assignments with Channel [V] including Bollywood, Independent and International talent and Universal Music including album launches and promotions and artist relations. As a hobby, Soumini has been dabbling into writing for the last 5 years and Disha The Challenge is her first ever-published work through Partridge. She started her artistic stint as a singer almost 20 years back but chose to work in other aspects of the industry to gain knowledge and experience of the content and talent industry in its whole.

 

Sohini Mitra

Creative Director Wow Kidz + Wow Kidz Rhymes – Maya Digital Studios

Ranjeet Thakur

Co-Founder – Frames

The ideas man, Ranjeet, has spent 14 years honing his creativity while working with leading mainstream channels. He is known for his lateral thinking and is the brains behind creating content that’s not only memorable but also guaranteed to ensure high viewership.

A brainchild of Hemant Ruprell & Ranjeet Thakur, FRAMES has made a mark for itself in Indian television in the non-fictional category comprising chat shows, national talent hunt shows, unscripted reality TV shows, advertiser-funded programs and live events. While Hemant handles the business aspects, Ranjeet keeps the creative juices flowing.

The mantra at FRAMES is simple. “Bigger and Better than before”. This is reflected in all its shows be it Dance India Dance 3, DID L’il Masters 2, DID Dance Ke Superkids, Nach Baliye 5, Nach Baliye Shriman v/s Shrimati or any web program.

 

Dr. Kushal Sanghvi

Vice Chairman India and South Asia – ICOM Global

 

Anish Patel

CEO – HopMotion Animation


Vivek Bhutyani

Founder and CEO of Lattu Kids

Vivek is Founder and CEO of Lattu Kids. Lattu Kids is India’s first pure play kids learning and entertainment firm and recently launched India’s first Kids Only OTT platform on Android and iOS. The current library of Lattu kids includes world famous characters like Talking Tom and Friends and Maya the Bee. The platform is focussed on enabling learning for kids centered around themes of exploration, enquiry, moral values which are missing in TV content today and need of the hour by all parents.

Vivek is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and has more than 15 Years experience in IT, Telecom, Retail and Media Industries with expertise around Strategy, Retail Distribution, International Content Licensing, Managing P&L, Strategy. During his last role as head of Content Syndication for Star India, Vivek was instrumental in taking the network to new markets like Turkey and Latam, increased Star’s content reach into 75 countries, doubled Star’s syndication business by 100% and grew the International business by 3 times during his 2-year tenure. Prior to Star, Vivek used to head B2B & IT Retail business for Nokia mobiles for West and doubled Nokia’s West business in less than 2 years and was one of the global achievers awarded by the then Nokia CEO, Shivkumar.

Nandini Mansinghka

CEO Founder – DIGIBOOSTER

Nandini is geared towards building businesses in the media and entertainment space and hunting for new alternative asset classes to invest in.

She is the Founder & CEO of @ The Booster Network, a new age media and entertainment company, obsessed with discovering, building and investing in new businesses, through the use of technology, transparency and information. Currently focused on Idyabooster and Digibooster.

She is also a Board Member@ Mumbai Angels, an angel network for start-ups in India. The previous positions she held include Board Member – TiE Mumbai, J.P.Morgan India- Investment Banking Research Group, Times of India Group- Corporate Strategy and new business incubations

Jayvijay Sachan

Standup Comedian / Mimicry Artist / Youtuber

Jayvijay Sachan is a comedian, mimicry artist, actor and entertainer by profession besides being a famous You Tuber – He is a live example of a self-made man. It is his sheer talent and hard work that helped him pave his way from Lucknow to the city of dreams, Mumbai. Jayvijay worked as a Radio Jockey, a broadcast manager and a News Anchor before being famous worldwide as a Mimicry Artist and a Standup Comedian.

A STAR IS BORN
Having started his stand-up comedy acts since college, Jayvijay earned a lot of acclaim and awards for his humorous acts in IIT Kanpur and Amity Lucknow and became the winner in Lucknow Mahotsav for 3 consecutive years. His biggest achievement that brought him to the limelight was in 2014 When he qualified as a semi-finalist in Colors TV’s “India’s GotTalent” being the only standup comedian to reach so far in all 7 seasons of the contest. Since then, Jayvijay has never looked back and has been carving his way ahead to more success and perfection.

PRAISED BY SRK
He has made many memorable appearances on National TV Channels and digital platforms including SAB TV’s ‘Great Indian Family Drama’ Zoom TV’s ‘Saal bawaal’, and ‘India’s digital superstar’ where he took the audience by storm. He recently appeared on Zee TV’s ‘Yaaron ki baarat’ where he did ShahRukh Khan’s mimicry in front of King Khan himself. This particular act was greatly appreciated by audiences in India and overseas. ShahRukh Khan complimented saying that Jayvijay could say his dialogues even better than him. He went on to praise him and said that after watching Jayvijay mimic him, his search for his dubbing artist got over.

After doing live shows, TV shows, and Youtube videos, he is going to be seen on the silver screen in his debut movie, titled ‘Pagalpanti’ that he shot for recently in Fiji Island. That’s him Jayvijay Singh Sachan– the man who mimics more than 200 voices with utmost accuracy and perfection.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHT
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The evolution of content design & development and animation are creating new growth perspectives for TV Business operators, OTT Platforms as well as You Tubers in Kids Entertainment

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Gain from the knowhow and experience of the leaders and trend setters in the Kids Entertainment & Animation Business in India and other dynamic markets

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Interact with other executives in the TV, OTT and digital video business to evaluate the success potential of your present and future strategies, and make the best of each other’s experience

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Assess the new trends and opportunities in the market, optimize on the showcase of new technologies that will provide new experiences to customers

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Meet the Kids Entertainment players &digital video community and explore new scopes of collaboration for growth, in an increasingly competitive market

THE SCHEDULE

Registration

09:00 AM

Welcome by Deepak Ramsurrun, CEO – Dveo Media

10:10 AM

Keynote Address: The evolution and future of Kids Entertainment in the digital video space

By Akash Banerji, Head Marketing & Partnerships, Viacom 18 Digital Ventures

10:15 AM

Panel 1: What content & story telling strategies for kids?

Soumini S Paul – VP Artist Aloud, Kids Original Content – Hungama

Vivek Shukla – Animation Screenwriter

Uttam Pal Singh – Head of Content – Discovery Kids Network

Neel Debdutt Paul – Group Creative Director – Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle

Sohini Mitra – CEO Avant Garde Films, Creative Director – Wow Kidz + Wow Kidz Rhymes – Cosmos Maya

10:45 AM

Presentation: Changing the way the world watches

Vineet Dhawan CEO – Digital Convergence Technologies

Michael Sturm Senior Director – Strategic Alliances and Channel Management – Verizon Digital Media Services

11:25 AM

Coffee Break

11:40 AM

Panel 2: How is the Kids content consumption evolving across TV & OTT platforms?

Karan Baikampadi – AVP Kids & Strategy – Content – ALT Balaji

Nandini Mansinghka – Founder CEO – Digibooster

Vivek Bhutyani – CEO – Lattu Kids

Sudeep Lahiri – VP Content & Strategies – One Digital Entertainment

Bharath Laxmipati – Vice President – Global Content Sales and Distribution – Green Gold Animation

12:00 PM

YouTube Kids Channel Potential

with Vinoth Chandar CEO ChuChu TV

12:45 PM

Lunch

12:55 PM

Panel 3: How to keep the content experience safe for kids and encourage learning?

Aruna Kumar – Marketing Director – ILO Entertainment

Mona Singh – Vice President – Marketing and Business Development – Sesame Workshop India

Vishal T M – CEO – VideoGyan

Smita Maroo – Sr. VP – Animation, Kids Digital, Licensing & Merchandising – Shemaroo Entertainment

13:55 PM

Presentation: Trends in Kids Content consumption

By Romil Ramgarhia, Chief Business Officer – Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India

14:35 PM

Panel 4: Do kids’ reality shows have more negative than positive impact on participants & young audiences?

Ranjeet Thakur – Co-Founder – Frames

Abhas Joshi – Singer/Musician (Winner Sa Re Ga Ma 2004, Jury’s Choice Voice of India)

Kusum Kanwar – Principal – Billabong High International School, Santacruz

Jayvijay Sachan – Standup comedian/Mimicry artist/ You Tuber

14:50 PM

Presentation: Animation in India: Up to now & Beyond

By Munjal Shroff – Director & COO – Graphiti Multimedia

15:25 PM

Coffee Break

15:45 PM

Panel 5: How are new animation trends transforming kids content?

Anish Patel – CEO – HopMotion Animation

Prasad Ajgoankar – CEO – iRealities

Vishal Ratnalikar – Animation Director – Brown Bag Films

Munjal Shroff – Director & COO – Graphitti Multimedia

16:05 PM

Panel 6: Kids Entertainment: Merchandising, Marketing & Monetization

Dr. Kushal Sanghvi – Vice Chairman India and South Asia – ICOM Global

Kishor Chandra Shrivastav – Country Head Business Development – Toonz Media

Srinivas Chilakalapudi – Chief Strategy Officer – Green Gold Animation

Manish Rajoria – Director Aadarsh (Purple Turtle)

Ashish Kulkarni – Founder – PunnaryugArtvision

16:45 PM

End

17:30 PM
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