Vidnet 2018

The definitive annual confab for the OTT ecosystem bringing together the leaders from platforms, production studios, advertising agencies, creators, technology and investors. The purpose: discuss the state of the industry, address the issues and find solutions to build a prosperous future for the entire value chain.

Panels, Fireside chats, Parallel sessions, Keynotes and more to explore the potential of the ecosystem giant.

Key Themes

Business Track

  • Global perspectives: India Vs China Vs USA Vs Japan - how are things evolving. Learning from each other.
  • Business Models and Ecosystem dynamics: S-VoD or S-VoD and A-VoD or purely A-VoD or T- VoD. Will TV fight back? OTT partnerships. Finding a hyper niche.
  • Regional: Is local a limitation in terms of audience or a global opportunity?
  • Power of Storytelling: Trends in Indian content International content appetite.Originals, the way forward.
  • Building customer delight: Building the best user interface, recommendation, using video data analytics to increase consumption and stickiness. How to build communities with your consumers?
  • Data Measurement: Designing an industry-respected metric and getting a buy in from the stakeholders. Will ad-supported video survive without measurement.
  • Telecom - The Growing Aggregator: Leaders from the foremost telco companies discuss the future of content and platforms.

Creators Workshop & Track

  • Knowing the platforms: How the platforms in India operate on content curation vs international platforms? Learn this through platform presentations. In this day and age of choice, what is the optimum platform for creators? What is the responsibility to your audience that you have garnered as an independent?
  • Content Value: What is the preference of content in the Indian mindset? What content is helping to stay engaged with your audience and how do you find your niche? The benefit of long term partnerships. Creating content for the world, creating content for India. The genres that are emerging.
  • Audience and Formats: What is the secret sauce of targeting audience through platform, content and formats. Non fiction vs fiction. How far do you go on making your programming different - are cuss words the way out, is nudity and sex that is the differentiator. How is the young audience consuming media?Short formats vs long formats vs movies. What is the right mix?
  • The new video platforms: Facebook, Instagram, TikTok. Getting the maximum out of them. How to build a presence using Video? How to monetise on these live video platforms?
  • Story Masters: The new age of script writing. How to choose stories that will attract your audience?

Tech Track

  • Interactive Content: What is the future of dynamic video and how are the platforms using it?
  • Leveraging Cloud Technology: What led to the Hotstar success story of 10.3 million concurrent users?
  • Data, AI and Machine Learning to Serve the Customer: How to take customer engagement to the next level.
  • The Hidden Beasts - FinTech and MarTech: Using the latest technologies of marketing and various opportunities of payment integration.
  • Video Player: Building the right video player in your platform to provide a smooth user interface.
  • The Piracy conundrum and beating theft: Building secure DRM and encryption to put a protective cover around your content.

Speakers

Abhishek Malhotra
Abhishek Malhotra

Partner

Bharucha & Partners

Ajit Mohan
Ajit Mohan

CEO

Hotstar

Ajay Chacko
Ajay Chacko

Co-Founder & CEO

Arre

Ashwin Suresh
Ashwin Suresh

Founder

Pocket Aces

Akash Banerjee
Akash Banerjee

Senior VP, Head Marketing and Partnerships

Voot

Baskar Subramanian
Baskar Subramanian

Co-founder

Amagi

Anil Wanvari
Anil Wanvari

Founder, CEO & Editor in Chief

Indiantelevision Dot Com Group

Gaurav Gandhi
Gaurav Gandhi

Director and Head, Business

Amazon Prime Video, India

Gurpreet Singh
Gurpreet Singh

COO & Co-Founder

One Digital Entertainment

Hiren Gada
Hiren Gada

CEO

Shemaroo Entertainment

Kazufumi Nagasawa
Kazufumi Nagasawa

Chief Content Officer

Hulu Japan (HJ Holdings)

Karan Bedi
Karan Bedi

Ceo

MX Player

Madhavi Irani
Madhavi Irani

Chief Officer - Content

Nykaa.com

Monika Shergill
Monika Shergill

EVP & Head - Content

Viacom18 Digital Ventures

Prabh Singh
Prabh Singh

Consumer & Revenue Lead

Hotstar

Radhakrishnan Ramachandran
Radhakrishnan Ramachandran

CEO & Founder

StudioMojo

Rajiv Lakshman
Rajiv Lakshman

Founder

Monozygotic

Rajiv Chilaka
Rajiv Chilaka

Founder and Managing Director

Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd

Ravi Luthria
Ravi Luthria

CEO

Monozygotic

Ridhima Lulla
Ridhima Lulla

Chief Content Officer

Eros International PLC

Rishika Lulla
Rishika Lulla

CEO

Eros Digital

Sameer Nair
Sameer Nair

CEO

Applause Entertainment

Saket Jha
Saket Jha

Head Entertainment Partnerships

Facebook

Satya
Satya Raghavan

Director

Youtube

Sidharth ShakDher
Sidharth ShakDher

EVP & CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

HOTSTAR

Sunil Lulla
Sunil Lulla

Group Chief Executive Officer

Balaji Telefilms

Sunil Nair
Sunil Nair

COO

ALTBalaji

Tanya Bami
Tanya Bami

Head, Voot Originals

VP, Viacom

Rishika Lulla
Taylor Riese

Managing Director, EMEA and India

Verizon Digital Media Services

Tarun Katial
Tarun Katial

CEO

ZEE5 India

Uday Sodhi
Uday Sodhi

Executive Vice President and Head

SONYLIV

Varun Mathur
Varun Mathur

Founder & CEO

Vertice Entertainment

Vishnu Mohta
Vishnu Mohta

Co-Founder

Hoichoi Tv

Zulfiqar Khan
Zulfiqar Khan

Managing Director India

Hooq

St. Regis, MUMBAI, INDIA

16 November, 2018

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