Watch 2021 Sessions On-Demand

Join us at the OTT Summit which will be held from 29 March – 1 April.  The goal is to assess both the current reality as well as the future prospects of the video streaming industry.  Has the pandemic accelerated development or hindered business opportunities?  To what degree is the industry going direct-to-consumer or is partnering with telcos more important to get critical mass?  And what do the business deals look like in that supply chain?  Focusing on 4 key themes, we will break down these questions and more, as we look forward to another exciting but most definitely challenging year of streaming ahead.

              VIDEO STREAMING – BUSINESS MODELS

                       CONTENT AND MONETISATION

                       PREMIUM VIDEO ADVERTISING

                         INVESTING IN TECHNOLOGY

 

The OTT Summit 2021 is FREE FOR ALL AVIA MEMBERS.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

 

Confirmed Speakers
Cassandra Tan
Head of Partnerships, APAC, Advertising Cloud
Adobe
Cassandra Tan
Head of Partnerships, APAC, Advertising Cloud
Adobe
Anthony Cliquot
COO & Head of Strategic Partnerships
AirConsole
Anthony Cliquot
COO & Head of Strategic Partnerships
AirConsole
Gobi Tarmat
Director of Presales - Media & Carrier Division, APJ
Akamai
Gobi Tarmat
Director of Presales - Media & Carrier Division, APJ
Akamai
Ken Xu Ying
Lead Architect (Media)
Alibaba Cloud
Ken Xu Ying
Lead Architect (Media)
Alibaba Cloud
Euan Smith
Group COO and CEO, TV
Astro
Euan Smith
Group COO and CEO, TV
Astro
Shad Hashmi
Principal Consultant
Shad Hashmi
Principal Consultant
Ryan Shiotani
SVP and GM, South and South East Asia
BBC Studios
Ryan Shiotani
SVP and GM, South and South East Asia
BBC Studios
Monty Ghai
Founder and CEO
Brandwith
Monty Ghai
Founder and CEO
Brandwith
Greg Armshaw
Senior Solutions Director, Asia
Brightcove
Greg Armshaw
Senior Solutions Director, Asia
Brightcove
Charlie Sung
Senior Manager, EPS APAC
BytePlus
Charlie Sung
Senior Manager, EPS APAC
BytePlus
Sushant Sharma
VP APAC
Conviva
Sushant Sharma
VP APAC
Conviva
Sunil Naryani
VP, Commercials & Partnerships APAC
Dentsu International
Sunil Naryani
VP, Commercials & Partnerships APAC
Dentsu International
Simon Robinson
President (APAC) & Chief Transformation Officer
Discovery Inc
Simon Robinson
President (APAC) & Chief Transformation Officer
Discovery Inc
Lynn Ng
VP, Head of Content, APAC
Discovery, Inc.
Lynn Ng
VP, Head of Content, APAC
Discovery, Inc.
Gulshan Verma
SVP & Head, Advertising
Disney+ Hotstar
Gulshan Verma
SVP & Head, Advertising
Disney+ Hotstar
Pankaj Kedia
Managing Director, Emerging Markets
Dolby Laboratories
Pankaj Kedia
Managing Director, Emerging Markets
Dolby Laboratories
Jeff Malkin
President
Encoding.com
Jeff Malkin
President
Encoding.com
Matthew Ball
Managing Partner
Epyllion Industries
Matthew Ball
Managing Partner
Epyllion Industries
Nikko Acosta
Senior VP, Content Business and Product Management
Globe Telecom
Nikko Acosta
Senior VP, Content Business and Product Management
Globe Telecom
Quark Henares
Head of Globe Studios
Globe Telecom
Quark Henares
Head of Globe Studios
Globe Telecom
Mark Seidenfeld
Head of Android TV BD APAC
Google
Mark Seidenfeld
Head of Android TV BD APAC
Google
Rohan Tiwary
Head of Media, News & Entertainment Partnerships
Google Asia Pacific
Rohan Tiwary
Head of Media, News & Entertainment Partnerships
Google Asia Pacific
John Miskelly
APAC Investment Director
GroupM
John Miskelly
APAC Investment Director
GroupM
Vasuta Agarwal
Managing Director for Asia Pacific
InMobi
Vasuta Agarwal
Managing Director for Asia Pacific
InMobi
Xavier Marle
Director of Sales and BD APAC
iWedia
Xavier Marle
Director of Sales and BD APAC
iWedia
Sofia Regojo
SVP Global Sales
Kaltura
Sofia Regojo
SVP Global Sales
Kaltura
Rohit Jain
Managing Director South Asia and Networks - Emerging Markets Asia
Lionsgate
Rohit Jain
Managing Director South Asia and Networks - Emerging Markets Asia
Lionsgate
Travis Clinger
SVP, Addressability and Eyosystem
LiveRamp
Travis Clinger
SVP, Addressability and Eyosystem
LiveRamp
Juliette Stead
SVP, Head of JAPAC
Magnite
Juliette Stead
SVP, Head of JAPAC
Magnite
Jennifer Batty
Media Advisor
Jennifer Batty
Media Advisor
Anil Nihalani
Head of Digital Products & Technology
Mediacorp
Anil Nihalani
Head of Digital Products & Technology
Mediacorp
Jennifer Chase
VP, Digital Sales & Solutions, Commercial Group
Mediacorp
Jennifer Chase
VP, Digital Sales & Solutions, Commercial Group
Mediacorp
Anita Munro
Chief Investment Officer
Mindshare APAC
Anita Munro
Chief Investment Officer
Mindshare APAC
James Miner
CEO
MinerLabs & Video Assure
James Miner
CEO
MinerLabs & Video Assure
Tony Zameczkowski
VP of Business Development, Asia
Netflix
Tony Zameczkowski
VP of Business Development, Asia
Netflix
Anisha Iyer
MD
OMD Malaysia
Anisha Iyer
MD
OMD Malaysia
Michele Schofield
SVP, Content Development and Distribution
ONE ANIMATION
Michele Schofield
SVP, Content Development and Distribution
ONE ANIMATION
Unmish Parthasarathi
Founder
Picture Board Partners
Unmish Parthasarathi
Founder
Picture Board Partners
Virat Patel
Managing Director
Pioneer Consulting Asia-Pacific
Virat Patel
Managing Director
Pioneer Consulting Asia-Pacific
Cathy Yang
First VP & Group Head Corporate Communications
PLDT
Cathy Yang
First VP & Group Head Corporate Communications
PLDT
Sutanto Hartono
Managing Director
PT. Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek)
Sutanto Hartono
Managing Director
PT. Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek)
Andrew Baron
SVP, Machine Learning and Marketplace
PubMatic
Andrew Baron
SVP, Machine Learning and Marketplace
PubMatic
Jason Barnes
Chief Revenue Officer, APAC
PubMatic
Jason Barnes
Chief Revenue Officer, APAC
PubMatic
Kranti Gada
COO
Shemaroo Entertainment
Kranti Gada
COO
Shemaroo Entertainment
Goh Seow Eng
MD, Home, Consumer Singapore
Singtel
Goh Seow Eng
MD, Home, Consumer Singapore
Singtel
Gavin Buxton
MD Asia
SpotX
Gavin Buxton
MD Asia
SpotX
Gary Hamer
SVP, Global Sales & Business Development
SmartLabs
Gary Hamer
SVP, Global Sales & Business Development
SmartLabs
Satiya Prasath
Associate VP
Sony Pictures Networks India
Satiya Prasath
Associate VP
Sony Pictures Networks India
Yann Courqueux
VP, Home Product, Consumer Business Group
StarHub
Yann Courqueux
VP, Home Product, Consumer Business Group
StarHub
Khush Kundi
Head of Video Network, APAC
Synamedia
Khush Kundi
Head of Video Network, APAC
Synamedia
Mitch Waters
SVP of South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand
The Trade Desk
Mitch Waters
SVP of South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand
The Trade Desk
Sardjono Insani
Director, Media Engineering & Operation
The Walt Disney Company
Sardjono Insani
Director, Media Engineering & Operation
The Walt Disney Company
Emily Wee
VP of Content and Operations
TM Net
Emily Wee
VP of Content and Operations
TM Net
Marco Guida
Chief Revenue Officer
True Digital
Marco Guida
Chief Revenue Officer
True Digital
David Sky
Advertising Solutions Director
True Digital
David Sky
Advertising Solutions Director
True Digital
Alexandre MULLER
MD, APAC
TV5MONDE
Alexandre MULLER
MD, APAC
TV5MONDE
Sunita Kaur
SVP, APAC
Twitch
Sunita Kaur
SVP, APAC
Twitch
David Porter
VP Global Media – APAC & Africa
Unilever
David Porter
VP Global Media – APAC & Africa
Unilever
Audrey Chong
CEO
Universal McCann & Ensemble Worldwide
Audrey Chong
CEO
Universal McCann & Ensemble Worldwide
Gourav Rakshit
COO
Viacom18 Digital Ventures
Gourav Rakshit
COO
Viacom18 Digital Ventures
Rezki Yanuar
VP Marketing
Vidio
Rezki Yanuar
VP Marketing
Vidio
Sharath Dorbala
CEO
Vindicia
Sharath Dorbala
CEO
Vindicia
Anson Tan
Country Head – Singapore
Viu
Anson Tan
Country Head – Singapore
Viu
Helen Sou
Chief Business Officer – Asia
Viu
Helen Sou
Chief Business Officer – Asia
Viu
Varun Mehta
Country Head - Indonesia
Viu
Varun Mehta
Country Head - Indonesia
Viu
Ian McKee
CEO
Vuulr
Ian McKee
CEO
Vuulr
Lesley Simpson
Country Manager
WeTV & iflix Indonesia
Lesley Simpson
Country Manager
WeTV & iflix Indonesia
Tom Dover
Director, Video Marketplace Development, APAC
Xandr
Tom Dover
Director, Video Marketplace Development, APAC
Xandr
Rob Langton
Group Head XL Home
XL Axiata
Rob Langton
Group Head XL Home
XL Axiata
Itzhak Elyakim
CTO and VP Engineering
Yes
Itzhak Elyakim
CTO and VP Engineering
Yes
Eunice Park
Chief Revenue Officer
Zixi
Eunice Park
Chief Revenue Officer
Zixi
Dr Paul Watters
Academic Dean
Academies Australasia
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Dr Paul Watters
Academic Dean
Academies Australasia
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Steven Hawley
Founder
Advanced Media Strategies and the Piracy Monitor Publication
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Steven Hawley
Founder
Advanced Media Strategies and the Piracy Monitor Publication
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Aaron Herps
Operations Manager
AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)
Aaron Herps
Operations Manager
AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)
Neil Gane
General Manager
AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)
Neil Gane
General Manager
AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)
Cameron Andrews
Legal Director Anti-Piracy
BeIN MEDIA GROUP
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Cameron Andrews
Legal Director Anti-Piracy
BeIN MEDIA GROUP
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Peter Daly
Head of Content Protection
Foxtel
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Peter Daly
Head of Content Protection
Foxtel
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Mark Mulready
Vice President - Cyber Services
Irdeto
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Mark Mulready
Vice President - Cyber Services
Irdeto
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Juan Jose Rotger
Global Content Protection Manager
LaLiga
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Juan Jose Rotger
Global Content Protection Manager
LaLiga
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Pascal Metral
Vice President, Legal Affairs
NAGRA
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Pascal Metral
Vice President, Legal Affairs
NAGRA
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Keith Huang
Vice President, Pay OTT
PCCW Media
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Keith Huang
Vice President, Pay OTT
PCCW Media
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Avigail Gutman
VP Security and Intelligence Operations
Synamedia
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Avigail Gutman
VP Security and Intelligence Operations
Synamedia
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Sean Godfrey
Senior Commercial Solicitor, APAC
The Premier League
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Sean Godfrey
Senior Commercial Solicitor, APAC
The Premier League
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Hermawan Sutanto
Deputy CEO
Vidio
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Hermawan Sutanto
Deputy CEO
Vidio
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
David Simonsen
SVP – Business Development and Digital Distribution, Asia
WarnerMedia
David Simonsen
SVP – Business Development and Digital Distribution, Asia
WarnerMedia
Peter Szyszko,
CEO and Founder
White Bullet Solutions
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Peter Szyszko,
CEO and Founder
White Bullet Solutions
(Piracy Over the Top Speaker)
Louis Boswell
CEO
AVIA
Louis Boswell
CEO
AVIA
Programme
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TimeDay 1 : 29 March 2021
VIDEO STREAMING – THE CHANGING FACE OF BUSINESS MODELS

Streaming video services have grown rapidly over the last six years, and with billions invested already, there is little sign of this slowing down. With a year of COVID lockdowns behind us, is 2021 a seminal year for the industry? New services are launching, new relationships are being forged between telcos and VOD platforms, and there is not yet a consensus on how to go to market. We want to know how the tides are changing as more players enter the field and how best to scale a streaming business as competition heats up.

Presenting Sponsor:
09:30Opening Remarks

Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
09:40Pulling the Future Forward: What Video Trends are we Seeing Post COVID-19?
This opening presentation will offer a global perspective of the video industry, its impact on the Asian markets and what each streaming service will need to do to position themselves for greater success.

Matthew Ball, Managing Partner, Epyllion Industries

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
10:10The Aggregator View: What Does the Streaming Carriage Deal Look Like Today?
What is the symbiotic relationship between an aggregator and a streaming partner today? What role does video play in telco and pay TV platform strategies moving forward? With so much fragmentation in the OTT market, will telcos and pay TV platforms play the role of content aggregator? And do they even want to? How does each carriage deal differ – does size (and scale) matter?

Panelists:
Euan Smith, Group COO and CEO, TV, Astro
Goh Seow Eng, MD, Home, Consumer Singapore, Singtel
Yann Courqueux, VP, Home Product, Consumer Business Group, StarHub
Emily Wee, VP of Content & Operations, TM Net

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
10:40The Content Provider View: What Does the Streaming Carriage Deal Look Like Today?
This session turns the tables to see life from the viewpoint of the content providers. What does a content partnership mean? Is there a better understanding now of how a telco partnership should work? Are they still going D2C or with telcos or both – what will make the most sense and how do these decisions impact revenue?

Panelists:
Ryan Shiotani, SVP and GM, South and South East Asia, BBC Studios
Simon Robinson, President (APAC) & Chief Transformation Officer, Discovery Inc
Tony Zameczkowski, VP, Business Development, Asia, Netflix
Helen Sou, Chief Business Officer - Asia, Viu
David Simonsen, SVP – Business Development and Digital Distribution, Asia, WarnerMedia

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
11:20The New Rules of Running an OTT Services - There are NO Rules
With most OTT TV players, what keeps them awake at night customer acquisition, customer retention and revenue growth. If innovation for you means which payment gateway you integrated last, then you need to tune in to Greg Armshaw. Greg will outline how to improve the bottom line, invigorate the user experience and provide your users with greater choice on how they want to enjoy their OTT experiences.

Greg Armshaw, Senior Solutions Director, Asia, Brightcove

11:40Moving to an OTT/D2C Business: What’s the Go-to-Market (GTM) Strategy for Content Providers?
We look at experiences shared by streaming providers on what the best way is to find the ideal GTM strategy within a short period of time when starting an OTT service, and how a service could best reach their targeted customers and achieve competitive advantage.

Panelists:
Sofia Regojo, SVP Global Sales, Kaltura
Alexandre Muller, MD APAC, TV5MONDE
Rezki Yanuar, VP Marketing, Vidio

With Monty Ghai, Founder and CEO, Brandwith
12:10End of Day 1
TimeDay 2 : 30 March 2021
CONTENT AND MONETISATION

Any streaming service is only as good as its library so getting the content right is paramount. But the balance between investing and monetising has never been more challenging. Big bets are being made on SVOD and AVOD services, and there are causes for optimism and caution for each. Do different content propositions lend themselves to different monetisation models? And what can we learn from the world of gaming?
09:45Opening Remarks

Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
09:50Rethinking Your Content Strategy for 2021 and Beyond
Capturing and engaging audiences with original content is a challenge. Consumers consistently demand new content, but fresh new original programming is expensive. What’s the plan for OTT content in the new year – both local and regional? How does one create a continued content development plan that fits within the subscriber pricing strategy? How does the current situation influence future content consumption habits of consumers – what are you planning to put into your content library?

Panelists:
VP, Head of Content, APAC, Discovery, Inc.
Quark Henares, Head, Globe Studios
Michele Schofield, SVP, Content Distribution, ONE ANIMATION
Kranti Gada, COO, Shemaroo Entertainment

With Jennifer Batty, Media Advisor
10:30AVOD, SVOD, Freemium: How has the Experiment Been?
The great debate over subscription versus ad-funded versus hybrid continues among streaming services. There are quite a lot of experiments going on and the industry is still yet to agree on what is the right mix. SVOD faces its own challenges – most notably, the concept of subscription fatigue. Does a freemium proposition represent the best of both worlds in Asia? Is aggregation the way forward? For SVOD services, will the measurement for subscriber growth be harder to quantify because of free trial offers such as those from the launch of streaming giants? China has successfully grown their SVOD services, what can we learn from them?

Panelists:
Anil Nihalani, Head of Digital Products & Technology, Mediacorp
Gourav Rakshit, COO, Viacom18 Digital Ventures
Varun Mehta, Country Head – Indonesia, Viu
Lesley Simpson, Country Manager, WeTV and iflix Indonesia

With Greg Armshaw, Head of Media, Brightcove
11:00In Conversation: Lionsgate’s Playbook for Global Growth
Lionsgate’s international business is at the forefront of the company’s transformation with deep investments into key local markets. How does Lionsgate plan to compete, monetise and scale in the global digital marketplace, including India, Indonesia and Asia Pacific as a whole?

Rohit Jain, MD, Lionsgate South Asia and Networks - Emerging Markets Asia, Lionsgate

With Cathy Yang, First VP & Group Head Corporate Communications, PLDT

11:20How Content Acquisition and Distribution is Changing – Maximising Monetisation Opportunities
Back in the day, the only logical way to pay for buying content rights was to negotiate a flat fee. But that was before the world of digital tools, where performance based on number of views was easily measurable. We look at where the global trend of performance driven content and distribution model is at, why it is important and how it can provide the fuel for effective content and monetization solutions.

Ian McKee, CEO, Vuulr

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
11:40Revenue Opportunities in Video Gaming for Telco and Content Providers
In Southeast Asia, gaming is gaining tremendous momentum from the rapid growth of mobile and Internet users. It was projected the number of PC online and mobile gamers in Southeast Asia alone will reach 476 million by 2023, generating an expected revenue of US$8.3 billion. Content owners and telcos are seeing a way forward for gaming by betting on subscription services. We look at what the pillars of gaming can offer as IP and what the opportunities are for content owners and telcos to leverage on gaming.

Panelists:
Anthony Cliquot, COO & Head of Strategic Partnerships, AirConsole
Nikko Acosta, Senior VP, Content Business and Product Management, Globe Telecom
Rob Langton, Group Head XL Home, XL Axiata

With Virat Patel, MD, Pioneer Consulting Asia-Pacific
12:10End of Day 2
TimeDay 3 : 31 March 2021
PREMIUM VIDEO ADVERTISING

2020 was a tough year for the advertising markets but expectations are that there will be a strong recovery in Asia. Will this come in 2021? And as budgets continue to be moved from linear to digital, do advertisers understand the opportunity of premium video in the streaming era? Or with the rush to data, have we lost a level of sophistication?

Presenting Sponsor:
09:30Opening Remarks

Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
09:40Advertising Market Overview: Shifting of Ad Spend in 2021-2022
In 2021, it was forecasted that Asia Pacific, with its successful containment of COVID-19 and not as advanced ad economy, will bounce back quickly. Are we expecting the shift in budgets from linear to digital to kick into high gear in 2021? Are we seeing more viewers in APAC watching free content with ads over a paid ad-free service? What other trends are we expecting for TV and video in the coming year?

Panelists:
Jennifer Chase, VP, Digital Sales & Solutions, Commercial Group, Mediacorp
Anita Munro, Chief Investment Officer, Mindshare APAC
David Sky, Advertising Solutions Director, True Digital

With Tom Dover, Director, Video Marketplace Development, APAC, Xandr

10:10Inside Peek Into the Buy Side’s Media Plans
In this session with key buy side leaders, we discuss what is the biggest bugbear when it comes to TV and OTT advertising. How are brands looking at their TV and OTT buying strategy? What are advertisers’ views on CTV buying? What could publishers, broadcasters and pay TV companies do to compete more effectively with the large social platforms?

Panelists:
Anisha Iyer, MD, OMD Malaysia
Mitch Waters, SVP of South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, The Trade Desk
David Porter, VP Global Media - Asia Pacific & Africa, Unilever
Audrey Chong, CEO, Universal McCann and Ensemble Worldwide

With Gavin Buxton, MD Asia, SpotX
10:40OTT / CTV Advertising: Will it be the Breakout Star of 2021?
Is CTV advertising market likely to mature in 2021? What are the key barriers to considering an increased investment in CTV? Predictions were made that there will be major ad revenue growth for CTV publishers, but where will these budgets come from? Currently, CTV has no universal “measurement currency,” how will this impact investment in CTV advertising?

Panelists:
Gulshan Verma, SVP & Head, Advertising, Disney+ Hotstar
John Miskelly, APAC Investment Director, GroupM
Vasuta Agarwal, MD, Asia Pacific, InMobi
Juliette Stead, SVP Head of JAPAC, Magnite

With Sunil Naryani, VP, Commercials & Partnerships APAC, Dentsu International
11:10Connecting the Dots in OTT and CTV: The Identity Opportunity
As OTT and CTV continues to gain traction, securing a long-term solution to ensure audience addressability is key to seeing the format scale. But what does that solution look like? With many large publishers having logged in authenticated traffic, is there a use case for alternative IDs in CTV? Cookies were never used, but is there a place for first party solutions? Or will publishers attempt to create their own ID solutions? And what does this mean for buyers looking to target and frequency cap across multiple platforms and multiple devices? In this session, we’ll speak to buyers and broadcasters to understand how they’re approaching identity for OTT and CTV in 2021.

10min presentation by Andrew Baron, SVP, Machine Learning and Marketplace, PubMatic

Panelists:
Cassandra Tan, Head of Partnerships, APAC, Adobe Advertising Cloud
Travis Clinger, SVP Addressability & Ecosystem, LiveRamp
Andrew Baron, SVP, Machine Learning and Marketplace, PubMatic
David Sky, Advertising Solutions Director, True Digital

With Jason Barnes, Chief Revenue Officer, APAC, PubMatic

11:50End of Day 3
TimeDay 4 : 1 April 2021
INVESTING IN TECHNOLOGY

Content is king, but technology is queen. The content has to be great, but so does the customer experience. And that is not easy and it is not cheap. We explore how you pull together all the necessary pieces required to deliver a world class experience for consumers and how you harness technology rather than letting it hinder you.
09:30Opening Remarks

Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
09:40How is Technology Shaping the Future of Streaming Services?
Technological disruptions have always had a deep and pervasive influence on the media and entertainment (M&E) industry, and it will continue to shape and disrupt the industry. We look at how technological advances are driving convergence in M&E companies, how it alters business practices, and with the monumental changes in the video industry, where do we go from here.

Panelists:
Pankaj Kedia, MD, Emerging Markets, Dolby Laboratories
Raul Aldrey, Chief Product Officer, MediaKind
Sardjono Insani, Director, Media Engineering & Operation, The Walt Disney Company
Sunita Kaur, SVP, APAC, Twitch

With James Miner, CEO, MinerLabs & Video Assure
10:10Role Transition for Cloud Vendors in Video Streaming
OTT streaming has redefined the media content consumption landscape. Cloud vendors have significantly contributed to this exponential growth by providing core cloud-native delivery infrastructure to OTT players at lower costs. The role of cloud vendors has shifted from infrastructure providers to prime drivers of technology for the OTT industry – so much so that they now lead media technology altogether. It will be interesting to see how the market shapes up in the next 12-18 months, as more content and production houses start setting up their own OTT platforms. How can cloud vendors play a key role in this space while streaming providers make the battle of viewer acquisition and retention fiercer?

Panelists:
Ken Xu Ying, Lead Architect (Media), Alibaba Cloud
Jeff Malkin, President, Encoding.com
Gary Hamer, SVP, Global Sales & Business Development, SmartLabs
Eunice Park, Chief Revenue Officer, Zixi

With Unmish Parthasarathi, Founder, Picture Board Partners
10:40Taking the OTT Experience to the Next Level
The rapidly escalating quality and availability of video content across consumer devices is pushing traditional video network infrastructure to its limit. Building a video network that can accommodate the range of audience growth, and content that looks and sounds incredible across all screens is the key challenge here. We explore how a cloud-based video network can lower the latency in live video streaming, deliver better audio-visual quality and improve operational efficiency.

Itzhak Elyakim, CTO and VP Engineering, Yes

With Khush Kundi, Head of Video Network, APAC, Synamedia



11:00You’ve got Subscribers, Now What?
Subscribing to products and services is now the norm in APAC. While subscriber acquisition might be smooth sailing right now, this isn’t always going to be the case. Now that a good number of subscribers have walked through your doors, you need to be more creative in retaining those subscribers that you’ve worked hard to acquire. In this session we will explore two proven strategies that deliver the convenient and varied experiences that your users want: leveraging subscription intelligence & bundling services, and how to reach sustainable growth?

Sharath Dorbala, CEO, Vindicia

With Shad Hashmi, Principal Consultant

11:20Emtek's Digital Transformation
Technological advancement and access to high speed internet have combined to radically reshape the way people consume media and entertainment content today. Emtek has been at the forefront of this transition, as a leading player in digital entertainment, commerce and payments. In this session, we explore how Emtek is tackling digital transformation, from the digital initiatives it has deployed to the importance of technology partnerships in making this transformation a success.

Sutanto Hartono, MD, PT. Elang Mahkota Teknologi (EMTEK)

With Rohan Tiwary, Head of Media, News & Entertainment Partnerships, APAC, Google

11:40An Operator's Journey: From Selected Technology to Commercial Product Success
Going from an idea to the final product is a very dynamic journey full of achievements and setbacks. Together with True and Google, we will discover their path to market success. Through the eyes of an operator, we will start the journey from the early days of ideation to the present time where success is now evident and the future promising. What were the main setbacks? How does one cope with the large market demand? Will the end used ever be satisfied with the quality and commitment given by the operator? These and many more questions will be answered through a chat with one of the leaders of the APAC DTV market.

Panelists:
Mark Seidenfeld, Head of Android TV BD APAC, Google
Marco Guida, Chief Revenue Officer, True Digital

With Xavier Marle, Director of Sales and BD APAC, iWedia

12:00Tech Leaders Closing Viewpoints: It’s Not All About Content - How can Investment in Technology Improve Profitability?
It can be tempting to cut technology spending to make the numbers look better. However, this can be counterproductive. We look at how an organisation could view technology as an investment that can improve one’s business profitability in the long run. What types of technology are available to help achieve this goal, how is ROI being measured and how does one get started with planning for the next technology investment?

Panelists:
Gobi Tarmat, Director of Presales - Media & Carrier Division, APJ, Akamai
Charlie Sung, Senior Manager, EPS APAC, BytePlus
Satiya Prasath, Associate VP, Sony Pictures Networks India
Anson Tan, Country Head - Singapore, Viu

With Sushant Sharma, VP APAC, Conviva
12:30End of OTT Summit
Piracy Over the Top

As legal streaming services have grown in accessibility and popularity, the threat posed by streaming piracy in the Asia Pacific region has also grown and evolved. Streaming piracy has now become a direct competitor to our industry and investing in anti-piracy measures should become the new ‘cost of doing business’.

The 2021 Piracy Over the Top Summit will be an opportunity to hear from recognized international speakers as they discuss proven and effective strategies which disrupt and curb streaming piracy.

 

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