APOS Agenda To Be Announced Soon

Day 1, November 23 (Timings in IST)

9:00

Doors Open

10:00 – 10:35

Opening Address & Presentation
Vivek Couto, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Media Partners Asia
Mihir Shah, Vice President & Head of India, Media Partners Asia

10:35 – 10:55

The Evolution & Potential of Broadcasting in India
Apurva Chandra, Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

10:55 – 11:20

Reimagining Media & Entertainment: The Future of Content & Platforms
Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.

11:20 – 11:45

A Perspective on Digital India
Ajit Mohan, Vice President & Managing Director, Facebook India


The Next Stage of Growth for Online Video
11:45 – 12:15: Gaurav Gandhi, Country Head, Amazon Prime Video, India
12:15 – 12:45: Sunil Rayan, President, Disney+ Hotstar

12:45 – 13:40

Lunch Break

13:40 – 14:05

Future of Storytelling in India
Monika Shergill, Vice President – Content, Netflix India


A New Era of TV & Online Video
14:05 – 14:25: Kevin Vaz, President & Head – Network Entertainment Channels, Star & Disney India
14:25 – 14:50: Megha Tata, Managing Director, South Asia, Discovery Inc.
14:50 – 15:10: Ajay Vidyasagar, APAC Regional Director & Head of YouTube Originals, YouTube


Diversity & Democratization of Content Creation
15:10 – 15:40: Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment
15:40 – 16:00: Shibasish Sarkar, Chairman IMAC & Former Group CEO Reliance Entertainment
16:00 – 16:20: Abhishek Rege, CEO, Endemol Shine India
16:20 – 16:40: Vishnu Mohta, Co-Founder of Hoichoi & Executive Director, SVF
16:40 – 17:00: Anshuman Misra, Managing Director, APAC, Pocket.watch

17:00 – 17:05

Break Hosted by

Diversity & Democratization of Content Creation

17:05 – 17:25: Rohit Jain, Managing Director, South Asia and Networks- Emerging Markets Asia, Lionsgate

17:25 – 17:50: Gourav Rakshit, Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 Digital

17:50 – 18:10

Video Aggregation & Personalization

Jim Vinh, Sales Lead, APAC, Firstlight Media

Himadeep M, VP aha Media & OTT Product, Arha Media & Broadcasting

18:10 – 18:25

Growing India’s Combat Sports Audience

Sanchit Garg, SVP, Global Head of Media Rights & Strategic Partnerships, ONE Championship

18:25 – 18:30

Closing Remarks

18:30 – 19:30

APOS Celebration Hosted by

Manu Sood

CEO, DTH Business
Airtel

Airtel, Manu Sood

Manu Sood

CEO, DTH Business
Airtel

Manu has been with Airtel since 2012 as has held several leadership roles across business verticals. In March 2014, he took over the role of Hub CEO – Upper North handling a INR 5000 crore revenue portfolio across Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and J&K circles. In October 2021, he was appointed as CEO – DTH Business for Airtel. Prior to Airtel, Manu worked with Hindustan Unilever as General Manager North India, handling Rs 7000 crore worth of business across product lines.

Airtel is India’s largest integrated communications solutions provider. Airtel’s retail portfolio includes high speed 4G/4.5G mobile broadband, Airtel Xstream Fiber that promises speeds up to 1 Gbps with convergence across linear and on-demand entertainment, streaming services spanning music and video, digital payments and financial services. Airtel’s DTH business reaches 18 million households in India.