Media Conclave : By invitation only

An invite-only event for professionals in media & entertainment, ‘The Future of Media Entertainment Conclave’ is a B2B event hosted as part of Orbit Live 2017. This daylong event was conducted on Saturday, 4th February featured expert panellists bouncing ideas, and sharing insights into the future of technology, content, consumption & monetization in this exciting industry.

Media Conclave 2017 focuses on:

  • • Virtual, augmented & Mixed Reality | New Frontiers in Entertainment
  • • Artificial Intelligence & deep learning in media entertainment
  • • The Angel & VC Perspective on technology intersecting media entertainment
  • • Defining new-age consumers & consumption patterns in media entertainment
  • • Now headlining | Emerging Trends to watch out for in Animation, VFX & Gaming

Sessions & panellists

1. Virtual, augmented & Mixed Reality | New Frontiers in Entertainment

Virtual, augmented & mixed reality, with their new forms of storytelling & narratives, have immense potential to engage & interact with audience. The session included virtual, augmented & mixed reality which is currently being blended in the Indian media entertainment space. It featured insights & perspectives of leading studios & agencies in this space.

Panellists:

  • • Ashish Limaye, CEO, Happy Finish APAC
  • • Sairam Sagiraju, co-founder, Meraki VR Studio
  • • Pankaj Raut, co-founder, Dimension NXG
  • • Vedant Saxena, co-founder, Enso Immersive
  • • Jignesh Talasila, founder, Loop Reality

2. Artificial Intelligence & deep learning in media entertainment

Adding the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & deep learning to media entertainment platforms & products creates new possibilities and leads to innovation. A panel of professionals from some of India’s finest companies that have deployed the power of AI & deep learning in their offerings showcased & discussed how they are innovating to create a better future for the media entertainment industry.

Panellists:

  • • Arnav Ghosh, managing director, Blippar India
  • • Snehal Dhruve, co-founder & CEO, SuperFan
  • • Sameer Pitalwala, co-founder & CEO, Culture Machine
  • • Ninan EC, industry business head, NVIDIA
  • • Subrat Kar, co-founder & CEO, Vidooly

VR Pavilion

The conclave featured a co-located vamrr VR pavilion with virtual reality demos.


3. The Angel & VC Perspective on technology intersecting media entertainment

When technology intersects media entertainment, it has the potential for scalability & innovative monetization. A panel featuring angels & investors who have invested in technology companies that intersect media entertainment discussed the uniqueness of the industry from the ‘investment’ perspective. They discussed how technology brings in ROI potential, which are the companies to watch out for, business models, and the big problems waiting to be solved in this exciting & creative space.

Panellists:

  • • Japan Vyas, managing partner, Sixth Sense Ventures
  • • Punit Shah, associate director, InnoVen Capital
  • • Arjun Madhavan, co-founder, thinQbate
  • • Mohit Dhawan, AVP, Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd & head, Springboard Ventures

4. Defining new-age consumers & consumption patterns in media entertainment

New-age consumers (Gen X) are always online. But what else do we know about our youngest target audience? What changes do we observe in Gen Y as life gets increasingly online? As virtual assistants, chat bots, smartphones, mobile broadband, Always Online, 360 video, live streaming, and connected cloud become part of daily consumption, what are the latest trends in consumption of media entertainment? What does the new-age consumer like and what more do they want? Are older consumers morphing their habits as the world changes around them? This panel explored these with insights, data, knowledge & instinct

Panellists:

  • • Akshata Udiaver, manager, content partnership, family & learning, YouTube
  • • Jai Maroo, director, Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd.
  • • Nik Powell, film producer, director of NFTS, UK
  • • Mohit Dhawan, AVP, Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd & head, Springboard Ventures

5. Animation, VFX & gaming pipelines | What it takes to make cutting edge CGI

Be it VFX powered movies that cross hundred crore box office in regional cinema, Indian animated short film winning top honours at Siggraph Asia, Indian international M&A in the gaming space or new technology R&D teams being nurtured in Indian arm of VFX multinationals, there is a lot happening in the Indian animation, VFX & gaming space. The panel shared perspectives on emerging trends to watch out in art, technology, business, design and storytelling.

Panellists:

  • • Sanath PC, co-founder, Firefly Creative Studio
  • • Eric Egerup, studio art director, Dhruva Interactive
  • • Sekhar Mukherjee, sr. faculty, Animation Film Design, National Institute of Design
  • • Ishan Shukla, international award winning animation filmmaker
  • • Shajy Thomas, technology head, MPC India

B2B networking

The conclave was followed by the 'Indian international media entertainment industry B2B networking' session featuring 15 international guests from around the world.

Orbit Live 2017 Industry Awards

The Media Conclave concluded with Orbit Live 2017 Industry Awards. In the 5th year now, the Awards celebrated & honoured achievements by individuals & corporate houses in media entertainment.

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