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:
|Time||Programme - 29 June|
|08:45||Opening Remarks by Host|
Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA
Radha Raman, Head of Marketing, Asia, Brightcove, Co-chair, AVIA OTT Group
|09:10||Global 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
|09:30||Industry 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.
• 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
|10:00||Presentation by Brightcove
Greg Armshaw, Head of Media, Brightcove
|10:40||Telcos 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?
• 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
• Filippo Giachi , MD for Asia Pacific, Docomo Digital
• Varun Mehta , Country Head, Viu Indonesia
|11:50||Case 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
|13:10||Going 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.
• Christian Toksvig , Head of OTT, Astro
• Senior representative, Eros Now
• Tai Morshed, VP, Digital Partnerships, ONE Championship
With Unmish Parthasarathi, Founder, Picture Board Partners
|13:40||In 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
|14:00||Capturing 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?
• Vishal Dembla, Chief Commercial Officer, HOOQ
• Gavin Buxton, MD Asia, SpotX
• Matt Harty, SVP of Asia Pacific, Trade Desk
• Varun Mehta, Country Head, Viu Indonesia
With Joe Nguyen, Consultant, AVIA
|14:30||Buy 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?
Jason Barnes, VP, Asia, PubMatic and clients
|15:00||Cross 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.
• Darrell Nelson, Chief Digital Officer, APAC, Havas Group
• Aaron Pearce, MD APAC, Virtue
With Sunil Yadav, Founder & Managing Director, Pixels2People.co
|15:30||Winning 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.
• Sushant Sharma, VP APAC, Conviva
• Greeny Dewayanti , CEO, Genflix
• Jay Ganesan , SVP & Regional Head, APAC, MediaKind
|16:05||The 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?
• 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
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 - 19:30||OTT Summit Cocktail|
|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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