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What’s New for 2020?

The OTT Summit 2020 is the defining event discussing The Future of Video Streaming in Asia and we look forward to welcoming 40 speakers and over 200 participants to Singapore.  This year, we are introducing 7 new topics that are most pertinent to the state of the industry today:

  • 2019 Rugby World Cup – The direct-to-consumer (D2C) business model
  • Capturing more VOD advertising revenue
  • Buy side talk: What does the future of the video buy look like?
  • Cross-industry innovation: The way to engage with consumers
  • Addressing challenges in billing & payment in Asia
  • The future Smart TV Proposition for the home
  • #genztalk: How Gen Z is consuming video right now
Early Confirmed Speakers
Simon Robinson
MD Discovery Asia Pacific and CFO Discovery International
Simon Robinson
MD Discovery Asia Pacific and CFO Discovery International
Helen Sou
Chief Business Officer – Asia, Digital Media
PCCW Media Group
Helen Sou
Chief Business Officer – Asia, Digital Media
PCCW Media Group
Emily Wee
CEO
TM Net
Emily Wee
CEO
TM Net
Clément Schwebig
MD
WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Southeast Asia, Pacific and China
Clément Schwebig
MD
WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Southeast Asia, Pacific and China
Christian Toksvig
Head of OTT
Astro
Christian Toksvig
Head of OTT
Astro
Shad Hashmi
SVP, Digital Services Global Distribution
BBC Studios, Co-chair AVIA OTT Group
Shad Hashmi
SVP, Digital Services Global Distribution
BBC Studios, Co-chair AVIA OTT Group
Mike Kerr
MD, Asia
beIN Asia Pacific
Mike Kerr
MD, Asia
beIN Asia Pacific
Monty Ghai
Founder and CEO
Brandwith
Monty Ghai
Founder and CEO
Brandwith
Greg Armshaw
Head of Media, Asia
Brightcove
Greg Armshaw
Head of Media, Asia
Brightcove
Radha Raman
Head of Marketing, Asia
Brightcove, Co-chair AVIA OTT Group
Radha Raman
Head of Marketing, Asia
Brightcove, Co-chair AVIA OTT Group
Sushant Sharma
VP, APAC
CONVIVA
Sushant Sharma
VP, APAC
CONVIVA
Filippo Giachi
MD, Asia Pacific
Docomo Digital
Filippo Giachi
MD, Asia Pacific
Docomo Digital
Greeny Dewayanti
CEO
Genflix
Greeny Dewayanti
CEO
Genflix
Mark Seidenfeld
Head of Android TV, APAC
Google
Mark Seidenfeld
Head of Android TV, APAC
Google
Darrell Nelson
APAC Chief Digital Officer
Havas Group
Darrell Nelson
APAC Chief Digital Officer
Havas Group
Michael Fleshman
CTO
HOOQ
Michael Fleshman
CTO
HOOQ
Vishal Dembla
Chief Commercial Officer
HOOQ
Vishal Dembla
Chief Commercial Officer
HOOQ
Laura Quigley
MD, Southeast Asia
Integral Ad Science
Laura Quigley
MD, Southeast Asia
Integral Ad Science
Mustafa Kapasi
Chief Commercial Officer
M1
Mustafa Kapasi
Chief Commercial Officer
M1
Anil Nihalani
Head of Digital Products & Technology
Mediacorp
Anil Nihalani
Head of Digital Products & Technology
Mediacorp
Jay Ganesan
SVP & Regional Head, APAC
MediaKind
Jay Ganesan
SVP & Regional Head, APAC
MediaKind
James Miner
CEO
MinerLabs & Video Assure
James Miner
CEO
MinerLabs & Video Assure
Tai Morshed
VP, Digital Partnerships
ONE Championship
Tai Morshed
VP, Digital Partnerships
ONE Championship
Keith Huang
VP of Pay OTT
PCCW Media Group
Keith Huang
VP of Pay OTT
PCCW Media Group
Unmish Parthasarathi
Founder
Picture Board Partners
Unmish Parthasarathi
Founder
Picture Board Partners
Virat Patel
MD
Pioneer Consulting Asia
Virat Patel
MD
Pioneer Consulting Asia
Sunil Yadav
Founder & MD
Pixels2People.co
Sunil Yadav
Founder & MD
Pixels2People.co
Jason Barnes
VP, Asia Pacific
PubMatic
Jason Barnes
VP, Asia Pacific
PubMatic
Gavin Buxton
MD Asia
SpotX
Gavin Buxton
MD Asia
SpotX
Vinitra Chaudhuri
ASEAN Director - Connections Planning, Media and Digital Engagements
The Coca-Cola Company
Vinitra Chaudhuri
ASEAN Director - Connections Planning, Media and Digital Engagements
The Coca-Cola Company
Matt Harty
SVP of Asia Pacific
Trade Desk
Matt Harty
SVP of Asia Pacific
Trade Desk
Alexandre Muller
MD APAC
TV5MONDE, AVIA Board Member Responsible for OTT
Alexandre Muller
MD APAC
TV5MONDE, AVIA Board Member Responsible for OTT
Steve Ford
VP of Sales APAC
Twitch
Steve Ford
VP of Sales APAC
Twitch
Aaron Pearce
MD APAC
Virtue
Aaron Pearce
MD APAC
Virtue
Varun Mehta
Country Head
Viu Indonesia
Varun Mehta
Country Head
Viu Indonesia
Abhijit Navalekar
Director, Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer
XL Axiata
Abhijit Navalekar
Director, Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer
XL Axiata
Louis Boswell
CEO
AVIA
Louis Boswell
CEO
AVIA
Joe Nguyen
Consultant
AVIA
Joe Nguyen
Consultant
AVIA
Programme
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TimeProgramme - 29 June
08:00Registration
08:45Opening Remarks by Host
08:50Welcome Remarks

Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
09:00Introductory Remarks

Radha Raman, Head of Marketing, Asia, Brightcove, Co-chair, AVIA OTT Group
09:10Global Perspective – Streaming Video’s Future Path
There is a tremendous pace of change in the OTT video industry where new trends are emerging constantly. This opening presentation evaluates market drivers, catalysts and challenges with an analysis of how streaming video is evolving across global markets today, where it may be heading and how these global trends will have an impact on Asia.

Anthony Dobson, MD, AMPD Research
09:30Industry Leaders - Setting the Stage for 2020
Nearly a decade after the adoption of digital technology, media conglomerates are seeking to build direct relationships between their brands and consumers, in some cases using their own pipes to deliver their content to consumer devices. In this opening session, industry leaders will present the biggest issues and top trends you need to leverage now and into the coming year. From the adoption of D2C strategies in the Asia Pacific, monetisation, game-changing innovation and what’s next beyond video, this conversation will set the stage for the rest of your OTT experience.

Panelists:
Simon Robinson, MD, Discovery Asia Pacific & Chief Financial Officer, Discovery International
Helen Sou, Chief Business Officer – Asia, Digital Media, PCCW Media Group
Clément Schwebig, MD, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Southeast Asia, Pacific and China

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
10:00Presentation by Brightcove

Greg Armshaw, Head of Media, Brightcove
10:20Coffee Break
10:40Telcos Talk: Beyond the Dumb Pipe
Telecom operators are forced to spend millions of dollars to upgrade their bandwidth and network infrastructure, with no certainty that customers will pay for it. One strategy is to continually develop new services where video is of vital importance, for the future of operators. Operators have a big opportunity, but how can they make money out of this traffic? Are they getting value from these video services? Is it a harder game to play? Are they doubling up or down on their investments in video?

Panelists:
Emily Wee, CEO, TM Net
Yann Courquex, VP, Home Product, StarHub (tentative)

With Monty Ghai, Founder and CEO, Brandwith
11:10 Addressing Challenges in Billing & Payment in Asia
The shift to subscriptions is happening across all industries, but nowhere is it happening faster than in the video industry. Today’s consumers have new expectations and preferences on how they want to purchase and take advantage of video products and services. We explore how companies are addressing these new expectations of consumers. What are their growth strategies? How do they price, bill, collect fast cash, reduce churn and leverage on metrics to make swift decisions?

10min presentation by Filippo Giachi, MD for Asia Pacific, Docomo Digital

Followed by a panel discussion

Panellists:
Filippo Giachi , MD for Asia Pacific, Docomo Digital
Varun Mehta , Country Head, Viu Indonesia

11:50Case Study of 2019 Rugby World Cup: The Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) Business Model
In 2019, beIN signed a deal to broadcast the year’s Rugby World Cup across nine Asian nations exclusively, where all 48 matches from the tournament will be seen on beIN Asia Pacific’s new channel and also be live streamed on the broadcaster’s OTT platform. In this session, we will find out why the push to D2C, how is the new strategy working and what are the pros and cons of a D2C business model vs the pay-TV operator route?

Mike Kerr, MD, Asia, beIN Asia Pacific

With James Miner, CEO, MinerLabs & Video Assure
12:10Networking Lunch
13:10Going D2C: The Challenges and Opportunities of Digital-Native Media Entities
As direct-to-consumer (D2C) subscription streaming products gain favor with many consumers especially sports fans, digital-native brands are quickly branching out to OTT. Many D2C brands are now looking for ways to continue that blazing fast growth by reaching new audiences, especially in places where they still do not have a major presence. Leaders from a few of these key organizations dissect their technological strategies and offer a peek into what makes their world so unique.

Panelists:
Christian Toksvig , Head of OTT, Astro
• Senior representative, Eros Now
Tai Morshed, VP, Digital Partnerships, ONE Championship

With Unmish Parthasarathi, Founder, Picture Board Partners
13:40In Conversation: The Twitch Roadmap – The Future of Advertising
The multi-million-viewers-per-day platform is by far the most prominent online location for live streamers to share their screens and stories at no cost to the consumer. These consumers, mainly millennials, want a more meaningful and engaging experience, and are willing to embrace ads as part of this experience. In this fireside chat, we explore how the streaming platform may play a key role in the digital video advertising business. Could it become Amazon’s YouTube? What other content are they expanding into besides gaming to further enhance the value of advertising on their platforms?

Steve Ford, VP of Sales APAC, Twitch

With Greg Armshaw, Head of Media, Brightcove
14:00Capturing more VOD Advertising Revenue
The growth in ad spend on VOD services is outpacing expenditure on other media such as paid-for search advertising and traditional formats such as TV and print. In this session, we explore if the AVOD business model is where the real money is. What does the industry need to do to get onto the media plans of marketers today? What is the role of OTT within the modern media plan – what does it do differently from other channels and how can it complement your media plan?

Panelists:
Vishal Dembla, Chief Commercial Officer, HOOQ
Gavin Buxton, MD Asia, SpotX
Varun Mehta, Country Head, Viu Indonesia

With Joe Nguyen, Consultant, AVIA
14:30Buy Side Talk: What does the Future of the Video Buy Look Like?
As the digital landscape continues to fragment, advertisers are looking for more ways to reach customers with one-to-one messaging that drives a lasting impact. The dramatic shift to digital is spurring a new wave of investment in OTT and TV advertising. In this session, we hear from the buy side how will the shift towards OTT change their buying strategies? How is this set to change in 2020? Measurement standard: how do buyers maximize revenues and drive measurable business outcomes? What are some of the best buying practices? Looking ahead: What is the big picture?

Panelists:
Laura Quigley, MD, Southeast Asia, Integral Ad Science
Matt Harty, SVP of Asia Pacific, Trade Desk

With senior representative, PubMatic
15:00Cross Industry Innovation: The Way They Engage with Consumers
Consumers call the shots. That is the reality of the digital economy. Engaging with consumers in new ways while also re-engineering the businesses around rapidly changing needs, attitudes and behaviors are essential in today’s world. In this discussion, we hear from other sector experts on their customer engagement strategies, how they are enhancing customer experience and fostering brand growth and building loyalty.

Panelists:
Darrell Nelson, Chief Digital Officer, APAC, Havas Group
Vinitra Chaudhuri, ASEAN Director - Connections Planning, Media and Digital Engagements, The Coca-Cola Company
Aaron Pearce, MD APAC, Virtue

With Sunil Yadav, Founder & Managing Director, Pixels2People.co
15:30Winning Back Subscribers: Coping with Churn in OTT
As the video streaming space becomes more fragmented, OTT providers are increasingly focused on keeping their current subscribers and acquiring new customers. This panel explores the factors driving OTT subscription service uptake, duration, and churn. Panelists share insights on the incentives and best practices that can help OTT providers best retain their existing customers and acquire new ones.

Panelists:
Sushant Sharma, VP APAC, Conviva
Greeny Dewayanti , CEO, Genflix
Anil Nihalani, Head of Digital Products & Technology, Mediacorp
Jay Ganesan , SVP & Regional Head, APAC, MediaKind
16:05The Future Smart TV Proposition for the Home
With more than 1 million device activations every two months and video apps in the Android Play Store, Android TV can no longer be ignored. How will this landscape develop over the next 2 years in Asia? How can telcos, content providers and technology companies streamline the user experience for consumers? What opportunities and challenges does Android TV present?

Panelists:
Mark Seidenfeld, Head of Android TV, APAC, Google
Michael Fleshman, CTO, HOOQ
Mustafa Kapasi, Chief Commercial Officer, M1
Keith Huang, VP of Pay OTT, PCCW Media Group
Abhijit Navalekar, Director, Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer, XL Axiata (tentative)

With Virat Patel, MD, Pioneer Consulting Asia
16:35#genztalk: How Gen Z is Watching Video Right Now
Gen Z is a video-first generation – the generation that never knew about cable and are likely to be “cord-nevers”. They watch video in a completely different manner from older generations and they pose different challenges for content providers. It is crucial that we reach them on their own terms. In this session, we explore the types of content they want, the formats that speak to them, the devices and platforms they prefer and how they would like to be engaged.

With Shad Hashmi, SVP, Digital Services Global Distribution, BBC Studios, Co-chair AVIA OTT Group
17:00Closing Remarks

Shad Hashmi, SVP, Digital Services Global Distribution, BBC Studios, Co-chair AVIA OTT Group

With Alexandre Muller, MD, APAC, TV5MONDE, AVIA Board Member Responsible for OTT
17:10 - 19:30OTT Summit Cocktail
More Happening on 30 June!
OTT Technology Showcase
The Tech Ecosystem Behind Video Streaming
Time: 0900 – 1300

 

OTT Anti-Piracy Symposium
Unveiling New Solutions to Combat Streaming Piracy
Time: 1400 – 1700
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To RSVP for both showcases, please email may@avia.org

Venue

Conrad Centennial Singapore
2 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038982

Conrad Preferential Rate for OTT Attendees

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