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Regional Content Strategies & Mobile Marketing Solutions To Boost Audience Engagement


Anupriya Goenka

Anupriya Goenka

Indian Actress & Model

Anupriya Goenka is among the most sought-after actresses today, thanks to the versatile roles she has essayed in films and web shows so far. From playing a coy Rajput woman, Nagmati (Shahid Kapoor’s first wife) in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, to her portrayal of nurse Poorna in the Salman Khan-starrer Tiger Zinda Hai — Anupriya has proven her mettle in all the big-banner films she has been part of.

Her recently released movie WAR backed by Yash Raj Films has only gained applause from the audience and critic.

Even in the webspace, the actress was lauded for playing Megha Singh in Sacred Games. Her this year’s outings, Criminal Justice, The Final Call, Asura and the next season of Sacred Games, have been some of the most talked-about projects on the webspace.



Sr Business Director/Head, Content Partnerships



Aliya Hamidi

Aliya Hamidi

Tik Tok Influencer

Zaid Darbar

Zaid Darbar

Tik Tok Influencer

Viveck Vaswani

Viveck Vaswani

Industry Expert

Actor/ Producer/ Director

Producer of films (‘Patthar Ke Phool’, ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’, ‘Gawaahi’, ‘Dil Vil Pyar Vyar ‘, ‘Everybody Says I’m Fine’, ‘ RoughBook ‘, among others), acted in more than 50 films, now works as Senior Consultant to media companies that wish to grow within the film industry.

Teaches and mentors aspiring actors, directors, producers, and companies. Works with children and specially challenged people to make sure they get careers.

He is a respected Film Historian, has been writing the Bollywood quiz for BoxOfficeIndia for the last 185 weeks.

Has been Consultant to ZeeEntertainment, Nimbus, Shri AshtaVinayak Cinevision, AerikaCineworks and many other companies, especially when they were in their gestation period.

Teaches Media Education at various colleges including MET, PearlAcademy, Atharva, ShiamakDavar and others, is on their advisory board as well, creates regular workshops, seminars and study groups for those wanting to join media based companies, has launched actors Shahrukh Khan, RaveenaTandon, TanaazIrani, RehaanEngineer, KoelPurie, MukulDev, AnahitaUberoi in films amongst others, as well as directors AzizMirza, AnantMahadevan, RahulBose, AnantBalani, GyanSahay, MudassarAziz, IrfanKhan and many others.

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Naveen Chandra

Naveen Chandra

Media Veteran & Strategy Guru

Rajesh Narasimhan

Rajesh Narasimhan

Senior Director, Creative and Brand Solutions

The Viral Fever

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A creative and marketing hybrid professional with over 15+ years experience across Advertising [O&M], Television [MTV], Digital advertising [BC Web Wise], Feature films [YRF] and e-commerce [Flipkart].

But, a writer first. Wrote a feature film ‘Mujhse Fraandship Karoge’ for Yash Raj Films’ youth studio, Y-Films.

Currently, spearheading the regional content business for TVF, producing shows and making it exciting for brands to engage with regional markets.

Siddharth Bhardwaj

Siddharth Bhardwaj

Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Enterprise Sales

UFO Moviez India Ltd.

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Mr. Siddharth Bhardwaj is the Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Enterprise Sales at UFO Moviez India Limited. Under his leadership, UFO Moviez has built a strong sales force that drives advertising revenues for the in-cinema advertising platform. Mr. Bhardwaj is an engineer and an MBA with over 20 years of work experience and his core strength lies in building teams and setting up new businesses/startups. At UFO Moviez, his key responsibilities include overseeing all advertising sales functions and ad revenue-generation strategies. He also oversees all aspects of pan-India marketing for UFO & its subsidiaries, including strategy, advertising, branding, communications, and alliances marketing. He strongly advocates in-cinema advertising, as he believes cinema brings larger than life feels to brands through large-screen formats to a highly receptive audience.

He has rich sales experience and has worked across diverse industries such as Industrial batteries, Automotive lubes, Telecom, Retail, and Media. Before joining UFO Moviez, he was a part of the leadership council of Reliance Broadcast Network Limited, where, during his 4.5 years stint, he was the key driver of RBNL’s exponential growth in the non-metros. In his last assignment with RBNL, he was leading radio sales nationally for the leading radio station 92.7 BIG FM.

Gautam Madhavan

Gautam Madhavan

Founder & CEO

Mad Influence

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Sohini Mitra

Sohini Mitra


Avant Garde Films

Over the last 17 years, Sohini’s passion for content and production has driven her to hone her creative, digital & production skills and be at the top of her game.

Her creative fix comes from helping companies give life to new brands, or imaginatively express existing brands. Providing great ROI to her clients is the endgame, and she can proudly say that every one of them has benefited monetarily from her work.

Her experience is both extensive and non-traditional, from daily operational management to big-picture planning. She is no longer happy just producing content, her kick comes from the entire creative process – right from innovative ideating to planning, producing, leading and finally breathing life into the idea. At the end of it all, she is at her happiest when she is creating and producing unique work that bypasses the brain’s radar and goes straight to the heart.

Experience has taught Sohini to balance the creative with the practical, which has led to award-winning work. Her biggest pay-out is videos that increase TRP & viewership— her client’s happiness is her happiness! Her work ethic, customer relationships, and creativity have contributed heavily to her success.

She is privileged to lead a very talented team of designers and artists through the maze of creatives, production and post VFX. Together, they bring brands to life through physical spaces, products, systems, experiences, and communications, putting out quality work on tight deadlines every time.

She also does a host of other leadership/management things to expand her horizons: inspire her teams, mentor and coach, hire people who are smarter than her, take on speaking engagements, develop new business-you get the drift.

Sohini takes on every challenge with delight and an entrepreneurial spirit. She is an adventurer, a thrill-seeker, a believer in turning ideas into reality and creating a positive impact on the world!

Paula McGlynn

Paula McGlynn


Bharatiya Digital Party (BhaDiPa)

Gulbadan Talkies

Paula McGlynn is CEO and Co-Founder of Gulbadan Talkies and Marathi content brand Bharatiya Digital Party (BhaDiPa). BhaDiPa started making fresh, new and original content in Marathi in 2016 when there was no Marathi content in the digital space. Last year BhaDiPa revived the Marathi stand-up comedy scene and has expanded into several content genres including Travel & Lifestyle (Bha2Pa), News & Politics (Vishay Khol), and has several Long-Format series releasing soon. BhaDiPa has become a voice for young Maharashtrians and has created an eco-system of over 1 Million loyal followers.

Feroz Sheikh

Feroz Sheikh

Founder & Managing Director

iCastx Technologies


Mona Ghosh Shetty

Mona Ghosh Shetty


Sound & Vision India

Sound & Vision India

Mona Shetty, a well-established voice artiste since the age of 5, now manages the company. Mona has not only lent her voice to most major advertising campaigns for leading brands in English, Hindi, Bengali and Oriya but also been the Hindi voice of several leading actresses in Hollywood as well as Bollywood.

She is currently the approved voice for Cameron Diaz, Angelina Jolie, Kate Beckinsale, Kirsten Dunst, Halle Berry, Zoe Saldanha, Drew Barrymore, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif and many more leading actresses.

She has in the past also dubbed for Rani Mukherjee, Kajol, Amisha Patel, Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta, Koena Mitra and many other actresses in several films. She has also acted in short films and TV commercials and hosted a TV show for children called PLAYHOUSE DISNEY.

Amit Agrawal

Amit Agrawal




A hustler and founder of OckyPocky , Amit is a proud alumnus of IIM Bangalore. Currently, he is on a journey to change the way 160+ million kids learn English, starting at age 2. He has launched OckyPocky – India’s 1st interactive English learning app for vernacular preschool kids.

OckyPocky uses VOICE, VIDEO and VERNACULAR to enhance kids’ grasp of the language during foundation years.

The app has garnered deep engagement across users and has beaten hundreds of Indian Ed-tech startups to be in the top 8 in Gray Matters Capital Acceleration program.

Previously, he founded India Goes Global as a passion project to help budding entrepreneurs, Amit has driven an impact valuation of over $250M and has helped significantly increase the numbers for 2500+ businesses across 3 continents.

Earlier, Amit was heading YouTube India and grew the business from scratch to $100 million p.a. Known as a thought leader in kid-tech, internet and online video space. He has advised some of the biggest names in Indian industry, Silicon Valley and Asia.

Aparna Achrekar

Aparna Acharekar

Programming Head

ZEE5 India


A Content aficionado, Aparna Acharekar is the Programming Head at ZEE5. In her current role she is leading the content team for the platform and have been associated with Zee group since 2006.

With an overall experience as a content professional for about 2 decades which includes areas like OTT, web, applications and print media, Ms. Aparna has been a part of the core team driving Zee’s digital businesses worldwide since 2008 and the team that introduced content monetization through YouTube and Self-Operated Digital platforms in the Indian Broadcast space. After completing her post-graduation in media and communications from Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University Ms Acharekar joined Times Group and contributed editorial expertise.

Aparna holds certifications from YouTube for audience growth & development and digital rights management. She is also a certified mentor from Harvard. To explore new areas and add skills in her portfolio she has recently completed PGDM in E-Business from Welingkar Institute of Management.

She is an avid mentor to students of bachelors, PG of Journalism (Print and Digital) and media management.

Vishal Furia

Vishal Furia


(Feature Films, TV shows and commercial)

(Web Series: Criminal Justice)

Vishal has worked for TV promos for 13 years and won 27 awards nationally and internationally. After that, he made my first feature film Lapachhapi and directed a couple of stories for TV shows in the thriller and horror genre. ‘Lapachhapi’ was an official selection to a number of international film festivals and bagged a few awards.

One of his recent ventures includes the WEB SHOW: Criminal Justice (Hotstar) – released in 2019, Produced by Applause Entertainment & BBC. Starring – Pankaj Tripathi, Jackie Shroff, Vikrant Massey etc.

Feature Films:
Lapachhapi – Lapachhapi, the debut feature film in the genre of Horror in the Marathi language released on 14th July. It played successfully for 50 days and more in the theatres and has been declared a HIT. It was received well equally by the audiences as well as critics and has been an official selection at various international film festivals. It had nine nominations at the FILMFARE MARATHI AWARDS 2018.

Trailer link:

Some Reviews of Lapachhapi :

Lapachhapi has won the following Accolades:

  1. LONDON INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – Official Selection
  2. Brooklyn Film Festival 2016- Official Selection
  3. Winner – Spirit Award
  4. Madrid International Film Festival- 2016 – Official Selection
  5. Winner – Best New Director
  6. Nominations – Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, Best Editing
  7. Spotlight Horror Awards – Gold Award Winner
  8. Horror Hotel Film Festival, Ohio – Official Selection & 4th place Winner
  9. Indiefest Film Awards 2016 –
  10. Award of Distinction- Best Humanitarian
  11. Awards of excellence – Leading Actress, Supporting Actress, Social Justice/Protest/ Liberation
  12. Awards of Merit (Special Mention) – Cinematography
  13. Accolade Global Film Competition Awards 2016
  14. Awards of Excellence- Feature Film, Direction, Cinematography, Story / Writing, Original Score, Dramatic Impact.

Other Films:
SNOW (preproduction stage)- Produced by Emmay Entertainment – NIkkhil Advani, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani.
Bogie NO. S4 – Writing stage.

Nandish Sandhu

Nandish Sandhu


Super30, Uttaran & Dabangg 2

Bipin Doshi

Bipin Doshi

Assistant Vice President, Dubbing

Prime Focus Technologies

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Bipin has over 15 years of experience in Creative services, including advertising, post production and localization. He oversees PFT’s dubbing business, working closely with strategic clients like MX Player, Hoichoi, Sony Pictures Entertainment, National Geographic, TV18 and Netflix. In addition, he plays a key role in helping PFT create innovative technology-based solutions for content creators.

Bipin has worked on some of the most popular English and Hindi television shows in India, including Roadies, Indian Idol, India’s Got Talent, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa as well as various documentaries and series for NGC and Discovery.

He is a Commerce graduate from Symbiosis Arts & Commerce College, Pune; and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Management from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune.

Rajiv Raghunathan

Rajiv Raghunathan


Vista India

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Over 24 years of hands-on experience in Digital Distribution, film production and post-production. Actively involved in growing Digital Distribution for Indian content. Deploying it on international premium platforms such as iTunes, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, VHX, etc…
Delivered over 750 Indian movies across multiple premium digital platforms.

Worked on over 350 feature films, 100 commercials, 30 Audio Visuals. Here is the IMDB link:

He has been an entrepreneur for 7 years and ran a successful Advertising Film Production house.

Lead the post-production team which won several popular awards for the film “Krrish”, starring Hrithik Roshan and “Dil To Pagal Hai”, starring Shah Rukh Khan.

Has the experience and exposure to working on some of the finest Advertising commercials, breathtaking documentaries, high profile Corporate Audio-Visuals and the biggest Bollywood flicks.

Strong Visual Effects and Digital Intermediate Post-Production background. Served many years as a Sr.Compositor and Sr.VFX supervisor.

His core competence includes technical know-how of film production and post, Digital Distribution aggregation and supply chain, people management, strong business acumen, relationship management, customer focus, analytical and risk assessment skills along with a comprehensive understanding of business processes, industry and competition.

Has successfully handled international projects/clients from USA, UK, Indonesia, Singapore, South Africa, Malaysia, Japan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Australia.

Malay Harsha

Malay Harsha

Director Marketing


Malay is a startup growth specialist with over 11 years of diverse marketing experience ranging from the domains of Steel to EdTech. He has built businesses to scale working with top brands like Simplilearn and IEEE. He leads marketing for EU, MEA and India region at CleverTap. He is also a technology enthusiast and evangelist.

Gautam Talwar

Chief Content Officer

MX Player

MX Player

Gautam brings to the table over 20 years of experience in the content, advertising, and entertainment space. His last role in advertising was that of the Chief Strategy Officer for Rediffusion Y&R; after which he founded Culture Chaat Inc., a company targeted at producing culturally insightful content for kids. Culture Chaat’s first animated show Jalebi Street was successfully launched for preschoolers, receiving acclaim and popularity both on television (Nick Jr.) and on YouTube, with over 50 million views since launch.

Gautam has also been a regular guest columnist for The Economic Times (Business of Brands section) in 2013-2014 as well as Brand Wagon (Marketing supplement for Financial Express)

He began his career with Grey Worldwide, followed by several years at Lowe Lintas in account management and strategic planning. His career path then took him to Lateral Solutions (Netpreneurship) followed by Lowe Dubai, Kaleidoscope Entertainment Pvt Ltd and then Rediffusion Y&R.

Prior to joining Rediffusion-Y&R, Gautam was the creative and business head for Kaleidoscope Entertainment, where he set up the mobile content division, developed original concepts and content for the television and the mobile space. He was also the executive producer on two full-length feature films.

Gautam spent three years with Lowe & Partners-Middle East & North Africa (Dubai) as the Regional Account Director on the Unilever business. At Lowe Dubai, he worked on Fair & Lovely, Lifebuoy, OMO, Rexona & Axe, Lux Progress, Signal and was the strategic planner for the largest juice brand in MENA – Almarai juices.

Across his 5 years at Lowe Mumbai he was the strategic planner on the skin and hair franchise for Unilever, planning on brands such as Fair & Lovely and the Clinic franchise. He was also the planning force behind the very successful Balbir Pasha campaign for Population Services International (PSI).

At Grey, he worked on cross-category brands like Johnson & Johnson, Cadbury Schweppes, Tropicana, Diageo, Emirates Airlines, Akai TV, Tata Tetley, Elf Lubricants & The Bombay Store.

Gautam has two Cannes Finalist certificates for Axe for two consecutive years as well as a New York Silver and an EPICA silver. He also won the Campaign gold award for the best-integrated marketing campaign for 2005 for Axe for the MENA region and won the Unilever internal gold award for global brand activation of Axe. In addition, he is a Silver “Effies” winner for the PSI campaign (Balbir Pasha).

Gautam’s constant source of inspiration is music, movies, and spirituality. He is endlessly fascinated by unearthing insights and motivations that drive human behavior.

Shankar B

Shankar B


Fourth Dimension Media


Inderpal Singh Jaggi

VP – Content Alliances, Licensing & Business Development

Rajshri Entertainment


Inderpal is a digital media professional with over 10 years of rich and varied experience in Content alliances, licensing, monetization and development.

Currently, Vice President at Rajshri Entertainment, Inderpal is heading content partnerships across digital and traditional platforms, is responsible to drive revenues from content produced and acquired by Rajshri and also heads business development.

He specializes in domestic and international content distribution and is a regular participant at various International content markets including MIPCOM, MIPTV, NATPE, ATF, DISCOP etc.
With a deep understanding of the digital content space, Inderpal has a track record of scaling up Content alliances & licensing to new heights.

He has completed his MBA with specialization in Marketing from Mumbai University.

Anupam Sengupta

Anupam Sengupta

GM Strategy, Business Development

Eros Now

Eros Now

Anupam Sengupta GM Strategy, Business Development Eros Now is responsible for Strategy, New business development and Growth working cross functionally and focussing on Technology led business innovation and partnerships. He carries deep experience working in diverse roles across M&E value chain , Fintech, and Digital agency assignments across reputed MNCs like Sony, Zee, Columbia Tristar, Standard chartered Bank etc.

Kushal Sanghvi

Kushal Sanghvi

India Lead

Integral Ad Science

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Saurabh Varma

Chief Marketing Officer / Film Director

INOX Leisure


Hitesh Rajwani


Social Samosa

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Poonam Thakkar

Poonam Vijay Thakkar

Industry Expert

Marketing, Digital Content & Analytics

Industry Expert – Marketing, Digital, Content & Analytics
Head Analytics & Digital Communications (L&D) – Leading Large Financial Services Diversified Firm
Mentor of Change – Niti – Aayog – Government of India
Governing Council Board Member – VJIM Hyderabad

Key Prior Assignments:
Head Marketing & Digital Communications – Aditya Birla Money MyUniverse (Digital Arm of ABCL)
Chief Marketing Officer – Aditya Birla Money Ltd
Group Board Member SMC Group – Delhi

With close to two decades of rich experience, Poonam is an award-winning, 360-degree surround marketing, customer & digital leadership champion. Her experience spans across numerous functions including product & market development, business & brand equity development, strategic (offline & social media) planning & end-to-end marketing operations & Analytics. As Customer Custodian, she spearheaded many winning campaigns & launched successful products in various different categories of businesses. Being a boundary-less, highly self-driven professional with a sharp entrepreneurial mindset, she has been leading from the front of the new age digital transformation, technologies leading to building productivity led data intelligent organization, and social media strategies championing content brilliance in her current role.

Some key Industry Awards & Honors
2019 – Featured amongst India’s Top 100 Women Leaders in Finance – Association of International Wealth Management in India
2018 – Top 100 Smartest Digital Marketing Leaders in India – CMO Asia Awards
2017 – Top 50 Most Influential Digital Marketing Leaders – Mobile Digital Marketing Congress

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Ravi Teja

Ravi Teja Bommireddipalli


Robosoft Technologies

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Vishal Maheshwari

Vishal Maheshwari

Country Head

Viu India

Viu India

Vishal is currently India Head for the premium OTT platform Viu by Vuclip, a PCCW Media company and brings with him over fifteen years of leadership experience in the telecom and mobile internet space with organizations such as Yahoo! India and BPL Mobile, and ten years of product and brand management experience at Parle and Warner-Lambert.

At Viu, Vishal has been responsible for setting up and growing the OTT business, determining and implementing content and monetization strategies in a hyper-competitive market where he believes the hype is greater than reality. Viu today is a leading Freemium Original content destination with a highly localised content offering.

Karan Taurani

Vice President

Elara Capital


I have been involved in insituitional equity research for almost 12 years now; catering to all segments of media – Digital, broadcasting, radio, exhibition and print.

Covering over 8 listed companies in the media sector with niche expertise; have been ranked 8th best analyst in the AsiaMoney Polls 2018 (Big Fund Category – >USD 5bn)

A strong network of relationship from both ends – domestic and FII’s (foreign institutional investors) from the client’s end and relationship with senior industry people from the media industry

Alumni of JBIMS and HR College, finance and media are major subjects of interest for me.

Pinakin Thakkar

Managing Director

Nirvana Digital

Pinakin Thakkar is the Managing Director of Nirvana Digital, a digital distribution and rights management company that works with networks, broadcasters, studios, labels, and with independent creators to monetize audio and video content on the global Internet, and on Mobile and on OTT platforms. Content distributed by Nirvana Digital is available on Apple iTunes, YouTube, Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, and Times Internet, among other platforms. Nirvana Digital also operates one of the largest YouTube Networks in Asia – monetizing and providing Content ID and Rights Management for over 1.2 million videos.

Pinakin has founded two other businesses including a Mobile Application and Development company (Mobile Media Pvt. Ltd), and an Online Media Planning and Mobile Messaging company (Digizen Communications Pvt Ltd).

Pinakin has an Advertising and Technology background and started his career at companies including Percept Holdings, and at Ogilvy and Mather. Pinakin has a Bachelors in Commerce degree, with a specialization in Advertising, from the University of Mumbai.

Hemant Jain

Sr.Executive VP & Head of Digital Business

Lokmat Media Pvt. Ltd.

Hemant leads the digital business and transformation initiatives at Lokmat Media Group as Sr.EVP & Head of Digital Business. He is a senior executive level business leader and growth specialist, featuring over 22 years of experience in high-performance roles focused on building new businesses and driving growth in the digital media and mobile entertainment space. Hemant is recognized as one of India’s “100 Smartest Digital Marketing Leaders” 2019 by the World Digital Marketing Congress. Endorsed by Global Federation of Digital Marketing, Thought Leaders, CMO Asia & World Federation of Marketing Professionals.

He embarked on the digital journey at an early stage of his career (1996), with the launch of During the period 1997-2001, he set up digital media divisions for some of the leading advertising agencies in India – TBWA, Euro RSCG & DDB. In 2002 he joined Reliance Websites as part of the founding team. Responsible for brand & consumer marketing, launched 241 broadband cafes across 105 cities in India. Hemant spearheaded the India business for Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. for 6.5 years (2008-2014), responsible for leading Hungama’s growth as a dominant mobile entertainment player by providing strategic direction and leading business operations across content, product, technology, distribution, and monetization. Before joining Lokmat, in his role as an entrepreneur, Hemant launched ‘Happitoo’, India’s 1st nightlife planning app and managed his startup for 2 years (2014-2016).

Divya Dixit

Senior Vice-President & Head Marketing


As the Senior Vice-President and Head Marketing for India and international markets at ALTBalaji, Divya Dixit plays a vital role in driving the digital platform’s vision of shaping its leadership in the fast-growing and dynamic OTT sector. She has remarkably leveraged her rich experience across OTT and broadcast media to build the brand, ALTBalaji.

Currently heading global marketing operations under the ALTBalaji umbrella, Divya brings with her 20 years of experience in marketing and brand building across industries — digital, broadcast, telecom and music. She has an impeccable record in launching brands in the sector of broadcast, telecom, music, and OTT; rejuvenation of brands, consumer lifetime value journeys, creating revenue opportunities, product designing and designing sales currencies through consumer insights across her earlier stints. AT Zee Group, she managed OZEE and Ditto marketing and subscriber base and was part of the leadership team that launched ZEE5 and stabilized the business. At Percept, she has grown the digital base 100% YOY and Onground attendance 125% growth YOY via various marketing and ticketing opportunities. At Tata Docomo, she was part of the core leadership team that conceptualized the product proposition “Pay per second” and launched the brand thereby in the first year itself achieving 3X targeted subscriber base. She has also worked with Barista, the retail coffee chain in her earlier years and created the term “The Barista generation” across the country as a slogan!

Prior to joining ALTBalaji, Divya was at ZEE5 where she conceptualized & developed the brand ‘ZEE5 ‘and ‘ZEE5 Originals’ as well as launched the platform and multiple original shows.

Siddharth Anand Kumar

Vice President – Films & TV

Saregama India


Soumini Sridhara Paul

VP – Artist Aloud/Hungama Kids


Zubin Dubash



Vishnu Mohta



Vishnu Mohta, 35 years old, joined SVF in 2007, as the head of the Digital Cinema business. After making it the largest player in West Bengal and fourth largest network in India within a year of operations, Vishnu now heads the New Media division of SVF Entertainment. He just launched its first venture, hoichoi, the one-stop destination for Bengali entertainment – showcasing Originals (in the form of web series, films, shorts, and documentaries), Movies and free Music Streaming, targeting Bengalis in India and the Bengali diaspora.

Vishnu has worked with KPMG in Risk Advisory and Lloyds TSB in Corporate Strategy in their London offices, in the past. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bond University Australia and MSc in International Business from Aston University Birmingham, UK.

Armed with an exceptional ability for identifying solutions to entrenched problems, helping to collaborate with a solution-centric approach across all levels, he has built long-lasting profitable business relationships.

Vishnu is a member of prestigious organizations including Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). He is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), a society of top 10% of students from the best B schools of the world. It is the highest recognition a business student, anywhere in the world, can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.

Experienced in Corporate Finance and Strategy, with strong analytical and interpersonal skills, Vishnu has an in-depth understanding of the Media and Entertainment industry.




Welcome Note by Deepak Ramsurrun, CEO – Dveo Media


Panel Discussion 1 : The importance of a regional content strategy and its impact on growth

Vishal Maheshwari – Country Head – Viu

Vishnu Mohta – Co-Founder – Hoichoi

Siddharth Anand Kumar – Vice President Films & TV – Saregama India

Gautam Talwar – Chief Content Officer – MX Player

Rajiv Raghunathan – CEO – Vista India Digital Media

Aparna Acharekar – Programming Head – ZEE5


Moderated by Karan Taurani – VP – Elara Capital


How Hollywood cracked the Regional Code in India

Mayur Puri, screenwriter, lyricist, film maker, dialogue writer and actor, in conversation with Naveen Chandra, Media Entrepreneur.


“Retention is the New Growth Strategy” by Malay Harsha, Director Marketing, CleverTap


Coffee Break


Panel Discussion 2 : Localisation strategy: Produce contents in regional languages or dub licensed contents in regional languages?

Zubin Dubash – COO – Digital – Shemaroo

Inderpal Singh Jaggi – VP Content Alliances, Licensing & Business Development – Rajshri Entertainment

Shankar B – CEO – Fourth Dimension Media

Soumini Sridhara Paul – VP Artist Aloud – Hungama Kids

Siddharth Bhardwaj – CMO & Head of Enterprise Sales – UFO Moviez


Moderated by Pinakin Thakkar – Managing Director – Nirvana Digital


Panel Discussion 3 : Future scope of dubbing & subtitling industries

Mona Ghosh Shetty – Owner – Sound & Vision India

Bipin Doshi – VP – Prime Focus

Feroz Sheikh – Owner – iCastx Technologies


Moderated by Sohini Mitra – Founder – Avant Garde Films


“Immersive Media for the OTT TV industry” by Clyde DeSouza. International Immersive Story teller/ Advisor/ Author


Panel Discussion 4 : How to optimize on mobile marketing strategies to boost OTT audience engagement and retain customers?

Malay Harsha – Director Marketing – Clevertap

Poonam Vijay Thakkar – Industry Expert – Marketing, Digital Content & Analytics

Ravi Teja – CEO – Robosoft Technologies

Anupam Sengupta – GM Strategy & Business Development – ErosNow

Vineet Kanabar – Sr Business Director/Head, Content Partnerships – Wavemaker

Moderated by Dr Kushal Sanghvi – India Lead – Integral Ad Science




Panel Discussion 5 : From Bollywood to Digital Video Platforms: what makes the digital space attractive to established film makers and actors?

Vishal Furia – Movie/Webseries Director

Nandish Singh Sandhu – Actor (super30, Uttaran)

Karan Taurani – Vice President – Elara Capital

Viveck Vaswani – Actor/ Producer/ Director

Anupriya Goenka – Indian Actress & Model


Moderated by Saurabh Varma – Chief Marketing Officer – INOX Leisure / Film Director


“Video drives Video” by Sandeep Ramesh – Industry Head Media & Entertainment – Google


Panel Discussion 6 : Regional Content Creators and the pursuit for Distribution, Marketing and Monetization in digital media space

Paula McGlynn – CEO – BhaDiPa(Bharatiya Digital Party)

Divya Dixit – VP – Head Marketing ALT Balaji

Rajesh Narasimhan – Senior Director – Creative and Brand Solutions, The Viral Fever

Pinakin Thakkar – Managing Director – Nirvana Digital


Moderated by Hemant Jain – SVP Head of Digital Business – Lokmat Media


Panel Discussion 7 : The Tik Tok platform and its ability to challenge other online video platforms

Hitesh Rajwani – CEO – Social Samosa

Amit Agarwal – VP – Founder Ooky Pocky / Former Head of YouTube India

Gautam Madhavan – Founder-CEO – Mad Influence

Zaid Darbar – Tik Tok Influencer

Aliya Hamidi – Tik Tok Influencer


Moderated by Soumini Sridhara Paul – VP – Artist Aloud/ Hungama Kids


Networking Cocktail






Taj Lands End with a view overlooking the Arabian Sea and the Bandra Worli Sea Link, Taj Lands End, Mumbai is a luxury 5-star deluxe hotel, located in the midst of the pulsating life of Bandra. Its close proximity to the airport, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Lower Parel, Andheri, and Worli business districts, makes it an ideal choice for business as well as leisure travelers. The hotel boasts of the city’s finest accommodations, dining experiences and elegant conferencing and banquet facilities. Although contemporary, it reflects India’s warm and heartfelt tradition in hospitality.

Address: Byramji Jeejeebhoy Road, Bandstand, Bandra (West), Mumbai, 400050, India


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How can I get to the venue?

The map and Contact details are listed within the contact information. You will receive a confirmation email with location map.

What about accommodation?

The cost of hotel accommodation and travel is not included in the event fee.

What payment types do you accept?

All payments are processed via Eventbrite. You can also pay with Credit or Debit card via Paypal Payment Gateway.

Can I get a refund on my tickets?

All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by us, in which case we will always make a full refund.


Dveo Media is specialized in the curation and organization of conference events with a focus on technology and entertainment. In the last 2 years, it launched the OTTv Events IP in Mumbai, and organized pioneering events on Digital Video Platforms and Kids & Animation, with the active participation of leading C-level executives from key stakeholders from these industries.




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Deepak: +230 5 253 5126

Arindam: +91 90498 81199

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