MASTER CLASSES

January 12 - Room Chafa

05:30-06:00 PM

Virtual Reality in digital video

Ashish Limaye
Ashish Limaye
Happy Finish
Happy Finish

Ashish is CEO of Asia Pacific at Happy Finish. He has a unique blend of Media, Advertising, Data and Creative capabilities. He has over two decades of experience in the creative and media disciplines, across organisations such as The Times of India, JWT, Dun & Bradstreet, Starcom MediaVest & IPG. Winner of many awards for journalism, and travelogues in India.

06:15-06:45 PM

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Sushant Ranshur
Sushant Ranshur
Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro

Sushant is an entrepreneurial, result oriented Sales & Marketing Professional with more than 10 years of experience in managing Sales and Channel operations. He has diverse experience in business development, marketing, strategic planning, client relationship management and customer relationship management. He is currently responsible for Pan-India Sales for Ingram Micro's Cloud Applications & Collaboration Portfolio.

07:00-07:30 PM

Driving monetization in OTT/TVE business

 Alex Hayward
Alex Hayward
Adobe Primetime
Adobe Primetime

Alex has a unique acumen for taking new products to market in uncharted territories. His skills include building re-seller networks, managing teams, driving strategy and developing markets, within the capacity of seasoned BD and Sales executive. Alex currently works at Adobe in the Primetime Business Development team.

January 12 - Room Taman

05:30-06:00 PM

Engagement is the new TRP

Anirudh Pandita
Anirudh Pandita
Pocket Aces
Pocket Aces

Anirudh is a founder of Pocket Aces, a new age socially-distributed, multi-format, digital entertainment company making highly engaging content for the millennial audience via its channels FilterCopy, Dice Media, and Gobble. Prior to founding Pocket Aces, Anirudh was at Valo Group LLC, a value-oriented hedge fund based in Philadelphia. Prior to that, he worked in investment banking and private equity at Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and Istithmar World Capital in New York, London, and Dubai.

06:15-06:45 PM

Online video analytics for brands and agencies

Subrat Kar
Subrat Kar
Vidooly
Vidooly

Subrat is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vidooly, India's only video intelligence software product for online video content creators, media companies & brands. Before starting Vidooly, he worked for companies like Jabong & IndiaMART as a product manager and oversaw business critical product launch initiatives & fine-tuned the existing products. Despite studying Chemical Engineering in college, online video has always been his passion and his aim is to make Vidooly, a global leader in video intelligence.

January 13 - Room Chafa

11:00-11:30 AM

Sports in virtual reality

Sairam Sagiraju
Sairam Sagiraju
Meraki
Meraki

A filmmaker best known for his music videos for the Grammy winning album of Winds of Samsara, Sairam Sagiraju took to VR filmmaking in 2015. As a pioneer in VR filmmaking in India, he has brought several firsts to the medium through Meraki, the VR studio he co-founded along with Parth Choksi and Agam Garg. The world's first cricket match in VR and Bollywood's first VR talkie are among the numerous VR experiences he has helmed.

12:15-12:45 PM

Does the Law have a sense of humour? - Online humour and legal challenges

Anirudh Rastogi
Anirudh Rastogi
TRA
TRA

Anirudh is the Managing Partner of TRA, a law firm specialising in representing technology and creative businesses. He has a masters degree from Harvard Law School and is qualified to practice both in India and the US. He is the author of a book on internet laws. Anirudh is also a mentor, investor, and board member of various startups. TRA was awarded the Startup Lawfirm of the Year- runnerup award by Thomson Reuters and is ranked amongst leading legal advisors for VC investments by VCCircle.

02:15-02:45 PM

Being relevant to millennials on their main screen

Vikram Bhatt
Vikram Bhatt

Vikram Bhatt is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter who has made his name in Bollywood by directing blockbuster movies such as the Raaz series and 1920, which redefined the thriller genre in India, and with commercial hits such as Ghulam among others. Using cutting edge technology in films, Vikram is one of the few film makers in India to have four movies shot in 3D to his credit. He is now exploring the potential of digital mediums such as Video on Demand (VOD) to entertain India's millennials.

January 13 - Room Taman

10:25-10:55 AM

Augmented Reality for brands

Mangesh Borse
Mangesh Borse
Digifury
Digifury

Mangesh has spent 30 years in the advertising and media industries including 16 years in account management across the top 5 advertising agencies that managed some of the largest global MNC brands. Mangesh has spent 12 years leading a successful media venture, while simultaneously pursuing his passion for academics - he has spent 18 years at WEschool (Welingkar Institute of Management) conducting marketing and media courses for MBA candidates and has worked on several Management Development Programs with top corporates.

11:00-11:30 AM

Mobile game advertising in digital video format

Anirban Banerjee
Anirban Banerjee
Gameloft
Gameloft

Anirban Banerjee is currently working as Senior Sales Manager with Gameloft, a leading French mobile game publisher. With more than a decade of work experience, Banerjee possess strong expertise in Advertising and Sales in Print, Digital and Mobile platforms. Prior to joining Gameloft, he has worked with Business Standard, UTV, Cyber Media and ibibo Group. From providing online strategy to support, consultation or campaign data reporting, Banerjee executes the complete sales cycle.

12:15-12:45 PM

Script writing for web-series

Akarsh Khurana
Akarsh Khurana
Co-writer of TVF Tripling

Essentially from a theater background, Akarsh Khurana's writing career began right after college when he worked as a script assistant on projects with Ramesh Sippy, Raj Kanwar, and Raman Kumar. The first feature film he wrote was Krrish (2006) on which he was also an assistant director. Following that he co-wrote the screenplays of U Me aur Hum, Kites, Krrish 3 and even Humshakals. Realising that he had to create his own identity, in 2014 Akarsh wrote and directed Real FM, a television film for Anurag Basu, which was well received. In 2016 he co-wrote TVF's Tripling with Sumeet Vyas which went on to become hugely successful.

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