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What’s New for 2020?

The OTT Virtual Summit 2020 is the defining event discussing The Future of Video Streaming in Asia. It will see conversations around 7 subject matters that are particularly relevant to the video streaming industry today:

  • The future of video streaming with the impact of COVID-19
  • Going direct-to-consumer (D2C): The challenges and opportunities for media entities
  • Advertising vs COVID-19: Woes or Wins?
  • 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
  • Connecting with consumers during and post COVID-19 

 

The OTT Virtual Summit 2020 is FREE FOR ALL AVIA MEMBERS. Register Now!

Confirmed Speakers
Simon Robinson
President of APAC, Discovery Asia Pacific & CFO International, Discovery International
Simon Robinson
President of APAC, Discovery Asia Pacific & CFO International, Discovery International
Nikko Acosta
Senior VP of Product Management and Content Business Group
Globe
Nikko Acosta
Senior VP of Product Management and Content Business Group
Globe
Helen Sou
Chief Business Officer – Asia, Digital Media
PCCW Media Group
Helen Sou
Chief Business Officer – Asia, Digital Media
PCCW Media Group
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
Tony Zameczkowski
VP, Business Development, Asia
Netflix
Tony Zameczkowski
VP, Business Development, Asia
Netflix
Emily Wee
CEO
TM Net
Emily Wee
CEO
TM Net
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
Greg Armshaw
Head of Media, Asia
Brightcove
Greg Armshaw
Head of Media, Asia
Brightcove
Monty Ghai
Founder and CEO
Brandwith
Monty Ghai
Founder and CEO
Brandwith
Sushant Sharma
VP, APAC
CONVIVA
Sushant Sharma
VP, APAC
CONVIVA
Filippo Giachi
MD, Asia Pacific
Docomo Digital
Filippo Giachi
MD, Asia Pacific
Docomo Digital
Ali Hussein
CEO
Eros Now
Ali Hussein
CEO
Eros Now
Greeny Dewayanti
CEO
Genflix
Greeny Dewayanti
CEO
Genflix
John Miskelly
APAC Investment Director
GroupM
John Miskelly
APAC Investment Director
GroupM
Darrell Nelson
Head of Culture & Content
Havas Group
Darrell Nelson
Head of Culture & Content
Havas Group
Laura Quigley
MD, Southeast Asia
Integral Ad Science
Laura Quigley
MD, Southeast Asia
Integral Ad Science
Yang Xianghua
President of Membership & Overseas Business Group
iQIYI
Yang Xianghua
President of Membership & Overseas Business Group
iQIYI
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
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
Chief Revenue Officer, APAC
PubMatic
Jason Barnes
Chief Revenue Officer, APAC
PubMatic
Gavin Buxton
MD Asia
SpotX
Gavin Buxton
MD Asia
SpotX
Yann Courqueux
VP, Home Product, Consumer Business Group
StarHub
Yann Courqueux
VP, Home Product, Consumer Business Group
StarHub
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
The Trade Desk
Matt Harty
SVP of Asia Pacific
The Trade Desk
David Porter
VP Global Media - Asia Pacific & Africa
Unilever (tentative)
David Porter
VP Global Media - Asia Pacific & Africa
Unilever (tentative)
Aaron Pearce
MD APAC
Virtue
Aaron Pearce
MD APAC
Virtue
Varun Mehta
Country Head - Indonesia
Viu
Varun Mehta
Country Head - Indonesia
Viu
Tarun Katial
CEO
ZEE5 India
Tarun Katial
CEO
ZEE5 India
Louis Boswell
CEO
AVIA
Louis Boswell
CEO
AVIA
Joe Nguyen
Consultant
AVIA
Joe Nguyen
Consultant
AVIA
Programme
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TimeDay 1 : 29 June
09:30Opening Remarks
Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
09:35Streaming Video’s Future with the Impact of COVID-19
The pace of change for OTT video globally is rapid and new trends are emerging constantly. With the COVID 19 crisis and consumers turning to streaming platforms in droves, this change has been accelerated like never before. This opening presentation will address new consumer insights and analytics report leveraging the AMPD Research Platform. Anthony Dobson will take us through the impact on video and gaming consumption, monetization in key Asian markets and what are the key take-outs for industry stakeholders.

Anthony Dobson, VP, Media Partners Asia (MPA) & MD, AMPD Research
10:00Thought Leaders Talk: Setting the Stage for Streaming
A decade since it started, online streaming entertainment is in a crucial phase. Media companies are looking to meet consumers where they are -- online -- and in some cases, use their own pipes to deliver content -- to not just TVs, but tablets and smartphones. In this opening session, industry leaders will share insights on why this space is exciting, and the innovations and partnerships that can change the future of media.

Panelists:
Simon Robinson, President of APAC, Discovery Asia Pacific & CFO International, Discovery International
Tony Zameczkowski, VP, Business Development, Asia, Netflix
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
10:35Presentation by Brightcove

Greg Armshaw, Head of Media, Brightcove
10:50The Next-Gen Proposition for the Home
Today’s home proposition is based on a STB and a remote. 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 and deliver apps and games? What impact will Android TV and other platforms have on the home proposition? What are the security and privacy challenges?

Panelists:
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 (tbc)

With Virat Patel, MD, Pioneer Consulting Asia
11:20Closing Remarks
11:25End of Day 1
TimeDay 2 : 30 June
09:30Opening Remarks
Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
09:35Telcos Talk: Beyond the Dumb Pipe
Telecom operators are forced to spend thousands or 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 which video is vitally important 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 more difficult game to play? Are they doubling up or down on their investments in video, with the increase in consumption as new ways of working are now developing around the region?

Panelists:
Nikko Acosta, Senior VP of Product Management and Content Business Group, Globe
Yann Courqueux, VP, Home Product, Consumer Business Group, StarHub
Emily Wee, CEO, TM Net

With Monty Ghai, Founder and CEO, Brandwith
10:05Going D2C: The Challenges and Opportunities of Media Entities
As direct-to-consumer (D2C) subscription streaming products gain favor with many consumers especially sports fans, brands are quickly branching out to OTT. Many media organisations 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
Ali Hussein, CEO, Eros Now

With James Miner, CEO, MinerLabs & Video Assure
10:30Presentation: Topic to be Confirmed
10:45In Conversation: Connecting with Consumers During COVID-19 and Post-COVID
As more and more people stayed home during the last few months, and countries are imposing lockdowns or placing people in quarantine due to rising cases of COVID-19, video streaming services have seen a sharp rise in viewership and are offering free content to lure more customers. In this session, we will find out how is ZEE5 connecting with their customers during this period of lockdown? Production has all but halted around the world – how does this impact ZEE5 where local content has been playing a huge role in its strategy? Are we seeing a growth in new subscriber registrations and how is ZEE5 planning to retain this group of new audiences moving forward?

Tarun Katial, CEO, ZEE5 India

With Shad Hashmi, SVP, Digital Services Global Distribution, BBC Studios, Co-chair, AVIA OTT Group
11:05Regulation of Online Video Platforms – No More Flying Beneath the Radar
The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn lots of attention to the streaming video industry – because so many people are consuming more and more of our product! But that leads policymakers to consider ever more insistently whether the industry is adequately regulated and fairly taxed. There are new proposals floated constantly for licensing, content controls, production mandates, and even infrastructure finance. A panel of experts talks about why some governments see the industry as partners, and others as the goose that has now grown fat enough for slaughter. Can Asia find a way to balance requirements? Or will governments kill the goose, and just give the wires over to the pirates, who “can’t” be regulated?
11:50Closing Remarks
11:55End of Day 2
TimeDay 3 : 2 July
09:30Opening Remarks
Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
09:35Keynote Conversation: iQIYI's Global Growth Plans and Content Transformation
In this session, we explore iQIYI’s roadmap for the next 2 years, and how it intends to target and drive new sources of growth for original content at home and abroad. How is this changing the way they work with new and existing partners? How does the use of AI technology reduce production costs and improve and expand on monetization opportunities?

Yang Xianghua, President of Membership & Overseas Business Group, iQIYI
With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
09:55Addressing 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?

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

With Virat Patel, MD, Pioneer Consulting Asia
10:20First in the Industry Case Study: Scaling Over 100 Million Monthly Active Users through Technology
10:35Winning 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.

5min presentation by Sushant Sharma, VP APAC, Conviva
Followed by a panel discussion.

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

With Unmish Parthasarathi, Founder, Picture Board Partners
11:10Closing Remarks
11:15End of Day 3
TimeDay 4 : 3 July
09:30Opening Remarks
Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
09:35Future 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:
John Miskelly, APAC Investment Director, GroupM
Laura Quigley, MD, Southeast Asia, Integral Ad Science
Matt Harty, SVP of Asia Pacific, The Trade Desk

With James Barnes, Chief Revenue Officer APAC, PubMatic
10:05Presentation: Topic to be Confirmed
10:20Advertising vs COVID-19: Woes or Wins?
While the industry is coming to terms with the seismic changes being caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there is still a great measure of uncertainty around how media and advertising will be affected. What we do know is that advertising spending is driven by consumption, consumer confidence and GDP. Today, TV and online video streaming consumptions are rising due to mandatory or self-imposed quarantines, however, advertisers and brands have cut their budgets at the same time. Is this a missed opportunity? Will this lack of advertising in the spring lead to much pent-up demand that when the upfronts are being negotiated as markets open again, advertising will come back rapidly, or does it go away forever?

Panelists:
Gavin Buxton, MD Asia, SpotX
Varun Mehta, Country Head - Indonesia, Viu
David Porter, VP Global Media - Asia Pacific & Africa, Unilever (tentative)

With Joe Nguyen, Consultant, AVIA
10:50Cross 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, Head of Culture & Content, 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
11:20Closing Remarks
11:30End of OTT Virtual Summit
More Happening on 23-24 June!
Piracy Over the Top
Disrupting the Ecosystem and Migrating Consumers back to Legal Services 
23 – 24 June 2020 | 4pm – 6pm (SGT) daily
Key topics will include:

  • The economic damage in South East Asia caused by the IPTV piracy ecosystem.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the piracy landscape in South East Asia and Europe. 
  • Developing and coordinating solutions to IPTV piracy in Europe – a UK perspective.
  • Disruption strategies that work – Case study examples from regional markets.
  • In Conversation: Slaying the Piracy Hydra.
  • IPTV Piracy – Current and future trends in technology.

    The Piracy Over the Top virtual seminar is Free for all AVIA members.

    To RSVP, please register using this link.

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