A Summit Focusing On The High Growth Potential In Kids Entertainment
Organized by Dveo Media
22nd Nov – 2017
Taj Lands End, Mumbai
Organized by Dveo Media
Taj Lands End, Mumbai
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.
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.
Country Head Marketing – Toonz Media Group
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.
Managing Director – Jugnu Kids
VP Artist Aloud, Operations Head – 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.
Founder – Avant Garde Films
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.
Vice Chairman India and South Asia – ICOM Global
CEO – HopMotion Animation
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.
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
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
OTTv Kids & Animation will provide the Platform for the Leaders in TV & OTT, and Kids Content in India to debate on the Trends and Strategies for the Future of Kids Entertainment Industry
Discover the innovative technology solutions to better engage your subscribers and best suit their entertainment convenience
Join the About 150 Leaders and Executives in the Kids Entertainment Content & Animation Business
Gain from the knowhow and experience of the leaders and trend setters in the Kids Entertainment & Animation Business in India and other dynamic markets
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
Assess the new trends and opportunities in the market, optimize on the showcase of new technologies that will provide new experiences to customers
Meet the Kids Entertainment players &digital video community and explore new scopes of collaboration for growth, in an increasingly competitive market
Taj Lands’ End is ideally located in the queen of Mumbai’s Western Suburbs, Bandra. Known for its distinct character, diverse community, vibrant nightlife and shops, eateries and promenades, Bandra is a preferred gateway for the Indi-curious.
This luxurious five-star hotel is perched atop the Bandstand. From here, you are treated to dramatic views of the city’s stunning skyline and the emblematic Sea Link, as well as the historical Bandra Fort and the calming Arabian Sea.
South Mumbai comprising the city’s main business localities, tourist destinations, shopping and historical attractions is only a quick ride across the Sea Link. North Mumbai and Bandra-Kurla Complex are conveniently close, as are the domestic and international airports.
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