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Digital Media and Entertainment Industry

D.Suresh Babu

Designation: Executive Director at Suresh Productions ...

Digital Media and Entertainment Industry

D.Suresh Babu

Designation: Executive Director at Suresh Productions
Areas of Expertise: Film Producer, Distributor, Investor

D Suresh Babu began his film career in the early 80's with the Telugu film 'Devatha'. He established Suresh Productions, one of India's largest integrated production powerhouses as producers, distributors, exhibitors, digital post facilities, animation and gaming studios. With around 400 theatres in the country, SP has upgraded cine-viewing experience by adapting to the latest that technology and D-Cinema can offer in their theatres.

SP's advertising division provides premium Theatre Branding, Outdoor Media advertising, Print and Electronic advertising services as well. The digital studio provides a complete chain of postproduction facilities like 3D animation, visual effects, digital intermediate and video gaming in collaboration with major post houses like Prime Focus, FXLabs and others .

Rana-Daggubati

Rana Daggubati

Designation: Actor, Producer, Entrepreneur Areas of Ex...

Rana-Daggubati

Rana Daggubati

Designation: Actor, Producer, Entrepreneur
Areas of Expertise: Post production, VFX, VR

Rana Daggubati, made his debut as an actor in a political thriller Leader (2010), which also won him a Filmfare award for best debutant. Dr. D. Ramanaidu’s grandson and son of producer D. Suresh Babu, Rana has been a successful producer and VFX entrepreneur. He won the National award for his very first film as the producer for “A Belly Full of Dreams”.
His company Spirit Media is accredited with having transformed the evolution of the digital post-production. The company is one of South India's most successful post-production facilities for visual effects, animation and digital post services

Rana has invested in tech startups over the last 15 years and has seen the first-hand impact of technology in Indian films. From providing support services for visual effects to making full blown VFX spectacle films like Arundhati, Baahubali, Robot, etc. Rana brings a unique background to Anthill Studio.

   

Media & Entertainment for startups India

Viren Thambidorai

Designation: Creative Producer at Suresh Productions A...

Media & Entertainment for startups India

Viren Thambidorai

Designation: Creative Producer at Suresh Productions
Areas of Expertise: Content Development, Film Production, Digital Marketing

With a creative career spanning over 20 years in digital technologies that drive innovation in global entertainment today. As Creative Producer at Suresh Productions, Viren is currently responsible for leading the team to help build filmed entertainment products and solutions. As Executive Producer at Geon Studios, Viren helped build the technical infrastructure, quality resource management and delivery systems.

He was responsible for the establishment of Spirit Media, one of South India's most successful post-production facilities for visual effects, animation and digital post services. Viren was Executive Producer for the feature film 'A Belly Full of Dreams' which won the IFFLA and the Indian National award for best feature and best child actor. His efforts as cinematographer on the PBS documentary series 'New Americans' won an EMMY AWARD nomination.

Producer, Ad Filmmaker, Production Designer, Cinematographer, VFX Supervisor and DI Consultant - a technical background combined with a deep understanding of film and digital production has helped him redefine and establish some of the most imaginative works.

   

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Prasad Vanga

Designation: Founder and CEO at Anthill Ventures Areas...

Accelerator Program for media and entertainment startups

Prasad Vanga

Designation: Founder and CEO at Anthill Ventures
Areas of Expertise: Entrepreneur, Investor, Business transformation coach

Prasad Vanga is the founder & CEO of Anthill Ventures, a speed scaling platform for early growth stage start-ups. Within two years, Anthill has built a startup portfolio of 22 companies across India, US and SE Asia that has grown by 3X in portfolio value. In his current role Prasad leads the strategy, fund management and venture building at Anthill.
Prasad has over 18 years of experience in helping senior executives from large organizations like Symantec, Nike, Nestle, Novartis, Wachovia, HSBC and YES Bank to drive business transformations by leveraging a strong change management framework.

Prasad also has the experience of an Entrepreneur who built a $25M company within 3 years and as an Investor he has backed several successful companies like Medplus, Zenoti and Tynker which made exits of >12X

He is a board advisor to ISB (Indian School of Business) SRITNE center of excellence, Charter Member (TiE), Member (Hyderabad Angels) and an active Alumni of the Stanford Business School. His achievements have been quoted in several media including Entrepreneur, Forbes Asia, Business Standard, Economic times and the Washington Post

   

Accelerator Program for media and entertainment startups

Mahesh Balani

Designation: Partner at Anthill Ventures Areas of Expe...

Accelerator Program for media and entertainment startups

Mahesh Balani

Designation: Partner at Anthill Ventures
Areas of Expertise: Executive and Business Coach, Business Operations and Transformation

Mahesh Balani, has over 20 years of experience working with global corporations across services and manufacturing. He has managed global businesses with a strong bias for execution and operational excellence. He has a process engineering background and is a GE certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. In his current role at Anthill he focuses on running Innovation Programs for Anthill and Corporates. Mahesh has successfully run several corporate acceleration and innovation programs at Anthill.

Mahesh is an Executive Coach helping professionals and business owners in achieving transformational outcomes. He is an active investor and has been an entrepreneur in the retail space.

   

Digital Media & Entertainment Startups

Rajeev Menon

Designation: Partner at Anthill Ventures Areas of Expe...

Digital Media & Entertainment Startups

Rajeev Menon

Designation: Partner at Anthill Ventures
Areas of Expertise: Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Rajeev Menon, helps start-ups scale with speed by bringing big business thinking to early and growth stage start-ups, specifically the rigor and process of expanding and achieving scale, preparing them for growth and creating synergistic connections between start-ups, corporates and investors. He is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach working with senior leadership and teams for career, personal development and performance.

Rajeev has over 25 years of experience working with large corporations in manufacturing and services sectors. Cross-functional experience in running operations, sales, engineering and quality, and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt from GE.

   

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Rahul Reddy

Designation: Program Manager at Anthill Ventures Areas...

Accelerator Program for media and entertainment startups

Rahul Reddy

Designation: Program Manager at Anthill Ventures
Areas of Expertise: Project Management, Sales & Account Management

Rahul Reddy has around 8 years experience working with MNCs in India & MENA region focusing on Innovation, Sales and Program Management. He has helped Startups build & run Client Engagement teams from the scratch. He provides mentorship to startups in Sales & Program Management.
In his current role, he focuses on running Innovation Programs for Anthill and Corporates. Rahul has successfully run several Corporate Acceleration and Innovation programs at Anthill

 

Media & Entertainment startups in india

Navaneeth Jaidev

Designation: Program Manager at Anthill Ventures Areas...

Media & Entertainment startups in india

Navaneeth Jaidev

Designation: Program Manager at Anthill Ventures
Areas of Expertise: Program management, Business Development

Navaneeth works on driving corporate innovation and Anthill’s speed scaling services.He works on business development and operational management for the corporate Innovation programs.

Navaneeth has managed multiple events for Anthill Ventures in the last year that has brought corporates, startups and investors together. His prior experience includes developing and marketing a gaming app, and as a transactional Risk Investigator at Amazon.

 

SPEED - SCALERS

Accelerator Program for media and entertainment startups

Amit Agrawal

Designation: Founder of IndiaGoes Global and OckyPocky, Former ...

Accelerator Program for media and entertainment startups

Amit Agrawal

Designation: Founder of IndiaGoes Global and OckyPocky, Former Head of YouTube India
Areas of Expertise: Online Video, GrowthHacking, Product Management in rapid prototyping mode

A hustler and founder of OckyPocky and India Goes Global, Amit is a proud alumni of IIM Bangalore. Currently, he is on a journey to change the way kids learn, starting at age 2. He has launched India’s 1st personalised learning app for preschool kids called OckyPocky. Within just 2 months of going live it has attracted over 1000+ Daily Engaged Users and is growing by leaps and bounds!

With India Goes Global, Amit has driven an impact valuation of over $250M. Passionate of building profitable businesses, Amit Agrawal has helped significantly increase the numbers for 1400+ businesses across 3 continents & still counting...

Previously he was heading YouTube India and grew the business from scratch to $100 million p.a. Known as a thought leader in internet and online video space and has advised some of the biggest names in Indian industry.

 

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Amit Bhandari

Designation: Founder, Fair Media India Areas of Expert...

Accelerator program Media & Entertainment startups

Amit Bhandari

Designation: Founder, Fair Media India
Areas of Expertise: Business Development, Market Expansion, Partnerships, Alliances

Amit has over 18 years of Media Sales experience with India's biggest media brands - Times Group, Sony Network, Star TV, Disney India etc. He produced strong Business Growth and constant scaling up of revenues in all assignments. He has cross platform experience in B2B media sales – TV, Radio, Print, Events, Concept Sales, 360 degrees Activations, AFP, Branded Content, Line Extensions.

Amit has founded Element Consultancy India to provide execution based consultancy to startups. His projects are time and objective bound with clear focus on result delivery.

 

Media & Entertainment startups

David Ingham

Designation: Senior Director/Digital Partner - Media & Ente...

Media & Entertainment startups

David Ingham

Designation: Senior Director/Digital Partner - Media & Entertainment at Cognizant
Areas of Expertise: Content distribution, Monetization, AI

David is currently a Digital Partner in the Media & Entertainment practice at Cognizant Technology Solutions. In this role he is tasked with putting digital technology in an industry
context for clients. His focus is on how content can be distributedand monetised, which requires deep understanding of the digital supplychain (content creation, storage, workflow), distribution channels(OTT, mobile, social, etc.) and marketing (personalisation, marketing automation, segmentation, etc.). Increasingly AI is being integratedinto Media & Entertainment processes to accelerate the creation,time-to-market, and distribution of content to an increasing number ofend points. David has worked on these robotics/automation/AI projects both at Cognizant and his time at IBM.

 

Media & Entertainment Startups

Avinash Jhangiani

Designation: Founder & CEO at Play2TransformGroup ...

Media & Entertainment Startups

Avinash Jhangiani

Designation: Founder & CEO at Play2TransformGroup
Areas of Expertise: Design thinking, Digital Strategy

Avinash has over 20 years+ of Digital & Technology Leadership in Big 4 US Consulting, large MNC & global marketing agency. His previous roles include MD & Chief Innovation Officer at Omnicom Media Group and CIO at Reliance Media Works.

After a satisfying stint of technology & strategy consulting in the US for more than a decade, Avinash now drives Innovation, Design thinking coupled with Systems thinking, Digital Transformation, Creative Problem Solving, Culture Building and Skill Development (STEAM & DICE) in India since 2011 across the ecosystem of large businesses, startups & education sectors. He leads transformation & innovation by Design using PLAY as a catalyst - 'Play to Transform' the workplace and education ecosystem.

 

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Pinaki Laskar

Designation: Founder of FishEyeBox and DriveSens Areas...

Accelerator Program for startups in india

Pinaki Laskar

Designation: Founder of FishEyeBox and DriveSens
Areas of Expertise: Artificial Intelligence andIOT

A disruptive Innovator, expert in Artificial Intelligence and IOT with research in AI and Ethics. A thought leader and speaker at various conferences including 'Make in India', TIE with a work experience of two decades.

Some of his noteworthy projects are:

  • DriveSens.ai – India's first self-driving autonomous car.
  • Brick.ai - Innovation for Connected Things for retail.
  • Chord.ai - Cognitive Technologies, Neural networks for Music AI.

 

Digital Media and Entertainment Industry

Nicola Rosa

Designation: AR & VR Strategy Lead at Accenture Digital

Digital Media and Entertainment Industry

Nicola Rosa

Designation: AR & VR Strategy Lead at Accenture Digital
Areas of Expertise: Mobile, AR & VR, User Centric Design, Digital Product Strategy

Innovation, experience designer, and digital transformation expert, Nicola is currently part ofthe Accenture Digital UKI where he is the XR (AR, VR and MR) Strategy Lead, he’s also partof the BIMA (British Interactive Media Association) immersive technologies think tank.

A key part of his role is to use User Centric Design and Digital Transformation frameworks tocreate innovative, transformational solutions using Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality.

With more than 15 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry, Nicola has worked for companies like Atari, Google, Spotify, Yahoo!, Virgin Radio delivering complex B2E, B2B and B2C digital solutions and multiple App Store number one mobile applications.

 

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Charles Matheson

Designation: Digital Media Specialist Areas of Experti...

Accelerator Program for Startups

Charles Matheson

Designation: Digital Media Specialist
Areas of Expertise: Digital Asset Management, Commerce and transactions involving digital media, Storage and Archive of Digital Media

Charles Matheson is a digital media specialist for independent software vendors, creative agencies and system integrators. He has over 25 years of experience working for and with companies that comprise the Media & Entertainment industry sector including newspapers, advertising agencies, magazines, motion picture producers, broadcast networks and web properties. For 10 years he was a digital media specialist for IBM focused on developing and selling solutions to Media & Entertainment using enterprise software and building strategic alliances with key business partners. He also created the digital media strategy for EMC Corp’s Cloud Infrastructure Group and designed the Media & Entertainment strategy for OpenTextCorp.. He has developed innovative IT solutions for The New York Times, ABC Television Network, Ogilvy & Mather, Pearson PLC, The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros. Mr. Matheson received his degree in Mass Communications from Emerson College.

 

Accelerator Program for Media and Entertainment Startups

Eric Rossi

Designation: Marketing Consultant Areas of Expertise:<...

Accelerator Program for Media and Entertainment Startups

Eric Rossi

Designation: Marketing Consultant
Areas of Expertise: Ideation, Marketing for Startups

Eric Rossi is a Marketing Consultant Specializing in Startups. He is an Entrepreneurial MBA Babson College - Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business with strong analytical and creative skills, proven team leadership ability, and international professional experience.

 

Media & Entertainment for startups India

Yotam Bahat

Designation: Co founder of SENSERUM LTD Areas of Exper...

Media & Entertainment for startups India

Yotam Bahat

Designation: Co founder of SENSERUM LTD
Areas of Expertise: VR, Motion Capture, 3D

Co founder of SENSERUM LTD, a start up company which develops clinical applications using HMD (HTC, Oculus) for different populations andpathologies such as autism, CP, CVA DCD etc.
Work as a freelancer at the Sheba Medical Center, supporting, advising and developing applications and scenarios for four CAREN VR laboratories (a product of Motekforcelink company) , both for clinical and research purposes. https://eng.sheba.co.il/Virtual_Reality_Training_Facility

Teaches VR and Unity for use with HMD (HTC, Oculus, HP) and smart phones (GearVR, Google cardboard etc) at the Film and Television faculty in the Tel-Aviv University (https://en-arts.tau.ac.il)

 

Media & Entertainment startups

Subash D’Souza

Designation: Director, Big Data & Ops, Warner Bros

Media & Entertainment startups

Subash D’Souza

Designation: Director, Big Data & Ops, Warner Bros
Areas of Expertise: Big Data, Data Governance, Security

Professional Software Developer with strong expertise in crunching Big Data/ Large Scale Data using Hadoop with Hive/Spark. Currently working with a lot of Python/Java/Scala for processing structured/ unstructured big data on distributed systems having terabytes and petabytes of data. Primary Objectives include ingestion, building scalable solutions for load, code development and configuring optimization for speed, exporting data and sql handling for database interactions.

 

Accelerator Program for media and entertainment startups

Ramana Gogula

Designation: Vice President, Clean Technology Innovation, Stanl...

Accelerator Program for media and entertainment startups

Ramana Gogula

Designation: Vice President, Clean Technology Innovation, Stanley Black & Decker / Music Composer & Producer Of World Music
Areas of Expertise: Business Development (Partnerships), Pivoting Business Models specific to Media & Entertainment

Gogula has a diverse background, from working in the Music & Entertainment industry, to being the CEO of IT Companies , to being a Serial Entrepreneur , a Venture Capitalist, and now driving Corporate Innovation for Social Impact.

As a serial entrepreneur, Gogula founded Startups like Liqwid Krystal in the Education Space and Earthen Glow in the Off Grid Clean Technology Lighting Space. He was also the Managing Director, South Asia for the MNC, Sybase. After working as a Venture Capitalist in the VC firms, Unitus Seed Fund and Anthill Ventures, Gogula is now the Vice President Of Clean Technology Innovation in Stanley Black & Decker, building a Solar Agricultural Platform that has the potential to impact the lives of over 300 million farmers in India.

While in San Francisco, he worked with a number of world musicians and produced numerous albums. His own album "Aye Laila" reached #1 on MTV & Channel V in india. He has composed music for around 20 films in three languages. With an M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, Gogula also has an M.S in Computer Science from Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge.

 

Accelerator Program for startups

Mauro Rubin

Designation: Founder and CEO at JoinPad Areas of Exper...

Accelerator Program for startups

Mauro Rubin

Designation: Founder and CEO at JoinPad
Areas of Expertise: Augmented Reality, Smart Glasses and Industrial Processes

Mauro Rubin developed his first program in "basic language" when he was eleven years old, discovering the passion that would have stayed with him for the rest of his life. From 1998 to 2001 he taught skydiving in the Italian Army and he was approached for the first time to the virtual reality simulator for paratroopers. In 2003 he worked as analyst developer for several companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers. In December 2010 he founded JoinPad, one of the most advanced Augmented Reality company among the AR scene. JoinPad is developing and supporting AR applications for the industrial sector.

Mauro's innovative work has been recognized by several organizations such as Futureland 2017, UXCON 2016 and Augmented Reality Expo, to name a few. He has been invited as a speaker by many Italian universities on topics like Augmented Reality and new technologies.

 

Media & Entertainment startups

Anurag Khurana

Designation: Executive Director of Newgen Holdings Private Limi...

Media & Entertainment startups

Anurag Khurana

Designation: Executive Director of Newgen Holdings Private Limited
Areas of Expertise: Game Development, Business Strategy & Product Innovation

Anurag has over 15 years of experience in business consulting, project management and system design & integration and 9 years of experience in gaming industry, heading development of games on more than 5 platforms.

Anurag was Country Manager (India) for Riot Games Private Limited subsidiary of Riot Games. Riot is an American video game developer, publisher, and eSports tournament organizer. Riot is primarily known for League of Legends. Prior to joining Riot, Anurag was Executive Director of Newgen Holding Private Limited, an ICT solution provider for Smart Cities. Anurag was also the CEO of RedOctane Technologies Pvt. Ltd. a 100% subsidiary of RedOctane, Inc. The company offers its interactive entertainment products PlayStation 2, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS. RedOctane’s leading software product offerings include Guitar Hero.

Anurag was also the founder & CEO of India’s premier game development company, Paradox Studios Limited (A Reliance Group Company). In 2001, Anurag led Paradox Studios into the realm of multi-platform game development. Anurag played an instrumental role in the development of India’s first multiplayer wireless games. He spearheaded company’s expansion into the international gaming market, focusing on diverse platforms for game development with technology partners and leading handset manufacturers. In the year 2000, Netillenium Technologies Pvt. Ltd. was co-founded by Anurag – the first step in the realization of his childhood dreams, games development. He headed the company as its CEO, which launched India’s first web based multiplayer service, and India’s first gaming portal, passion4games.com.

 

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Vivek Ram

Designation: Senapati, Vaanarsena Studios Areas of Exp...

Accelerator Program for startups

Vivek Ram

Designation: Senapati, Vaanarsena Studios
Areas of Expertise: Content Development, Visual Story telling, Animation Development

Vivek Ram has a vast experience of over 20 years in the 3d and 2d animation space. A self taught artist, Vivek has worked with some of the biggest companies in the Vfx and Animation space, such as Rhythm and Hues Studios and Dreamworks Animation, on highly acclaimed Hollywood features such as Superman Returns, Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,The Incredible Hulk, Madagascar, Penguins of Madagascar to name a few. One of them, The Golden Compass, also won the Academy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Motion picture. A key part of his responsibilities has been to deliver high quality visual content and also to steer the technological requirements necessary to empower this. He has also been a very active member of the animation community in India, engaging with artists and studios through various seminars, presentations and festivals.

Currently Vivek is a creative consultant, helping various companies and brands improve existing content visually, and develop new content for both digital and broadcast media.As Senapati of Vaanarsena Studios the focus is also to bring high quality 2d and 3d animation , with engaging storytelling, back to the Indian consumer space.

 

Digital Media and Entertainment Industry

Peter Csathy

Designation: Chairman, CREATV Media Areas of Expertise...

Digital Media and Entertainment Industry

Peter Csathy

Designation: Chairman, CREATV Media
Areas of Expertise: OTT video, strategic partnerships/deal-making, business development and networking in the U.S. with leading execs/influencers in both “traditional” media (studios, etc) and “new” media (OTT video players, etc.)

Peter Csathy is the Founder & Chairman of CREATV Media, a leading business development, advisory and investment firm. Peter is a noted international expert, thought leader and “go to” resource on media, entertainment and technology issues and is regularly quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, CNBC, Bloomberg, Billboard, Digiday, among others. He regularly appears on television, speaks at major industry events, and writes for TechCrunch and Variety, as well as for his own Digital Media Update blog (that USA Today’s business reporter Jefferson Graham calls a “must read”). He also just recently published his second highly-acclaimed book, “Media 2.0 (18): An Insider’s Guide to Today’s Digital Media World & Where It’s Going.”

Peter is an advisor, connector, entrepreneur, executive, and dealmaker with success after success in startup and emerging growth companies, as well as in major media companies. He has led three media and technology companies that achieved successful exits (including music pioneer Musicmatch and video pioneer SightSpeed). He also served as a senior executive at Universal Studios and New Line Cinema. Peter has a deep network of key decision-maker, influencer and press contacts and relationships across media/technology and has structured and negotiated strategic partnerships, M&A, and joint ventures valued in excess of $3 billion. He is also a founding partner of SAM CREATV Ventures, a seed/early stage venture fund focused on innovative media and tech companies.

 

Entertainment startups in india

Mandar Natekar

Designation: Sr.VP& Business Head – Mtv Music Project, Vi...

Entertainment startups in india

Mandar Natekar

Designation: Sr.VP& Business Head – Mtv Music Project, Viacom 18
Areas of Expertise: Revenue Management, GTM Strategy, Story-telling

Currently working with Viacom18 Media as Sr.VP & Business Head – Mtv Music Project and in charge of building a hybrid model between being a Music Label and Managing Talent. This is an intrapreneurial role within V18 and is a strategic part of building future revenue streams for the network. Prior to this was the Revenue head – Youth Cluster & responsible for delivering revenue objectives across all revenue streams for brand MTV.

He has been a part of the Media & Entertainment industry since the last 18 years with robust experience across print, television & digital platforms. Mandar has worked with some of the best organisations in the industry like Sony Entertainment, Times Group, Turner Broadcasting Network, Reliance Entertainment, Viacom18 and within these organisations, on exciting brands like MTV, HBO, Movies Now, BigAdda.com, Max to name a few. Working across such exciting brands in diverse roles across the revenue function has enabled him to understand the client-platform relationship deeply and his forte’ lies in building that up into profitable and long term partnerships within the media & entertainment ecosystem.

He believes in the essentiality of sharing his experience with young minds and loves doing the same. His passion lies in storytelling and in the art of using the same to drive business relationships forward.

 

Media & Entertainment startups

Jignesh Kenia

Designation: Senior VP and Head, Corporate Strategy and Busines...

Media & Entertainment startups

Jignesh Kenia

Designation: Senior VP and Head, Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Times Network
Areas of Expertise: Business planning and Strategy, M&As, Financial management, Commercial negotiations, Trusted Advisor to CEOs

Jignesh is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary with over 20 years of experience in Consulting and Media & Entertainment. Currently heading Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Times Network (the TV arm of Bennett Coleman Company Limited), he is responsible for Corporate planning, growth and M&A. He played a pivotal role in the expansion of the Network from 5 channels to 12 channels. He developed the Digital strategy and launched the digital platforms for the Network; built the Core team across Engineering, Product, Content, Marketing and Analytics.

He was the CFO for the Broadcasting business of UTV, responsible for entire financial, accounting and commercial operations including business planning, budgeting, forecasting, business performance KPIs, internal controls and Sourcing. He worked on various M&As including the Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of UTV and HungamaTV, UTV’s acquisition of gaming companies overseas. Post Disney’s acquisition of UTV, he headed Business Finance, FP&A and Sourcing across Business verticals of the combined entity i.e. Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, Digital/Interactive and Retail (Consumer Products). This role included partnering with Business verticals on strategy, financial planning & reporting and operational efficiencies.

Jignesh also worked with KPMG, Muscat providing Tax compliance, planning and business advisory services to domestic and international clients.

Jignesh has been working actively with the start-ups over the past few years both as an Investor and a Mentor.

 

Barry Sandrew

Barry Sandrew

Ph.D. Designation: Founder, Legend3D and Chairman, ARival

Barry Sandrew

Barry Sandrew

Ph.D.
Designation: Founder, Legend3D and Chairman, ARival
Areas of Expertise:
Entertainment: All immersive technology including Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, 3D Conversion, 3D Sensing and Photogrammetry
3D Sensing Technology: Unmanned Arial Vehicles and Autonomous Cars

From Harvard/MGH neuroscientist to internationally recognized serial entrepreneur, digital imaging expert & visual effects (VFX) pioneer, Dr. Barry Sandrew has over 33 patents and decades of feature film & TV accomplishments including productions for all the major Hollywood studios, TV networks & several cable networks. Sandrew is the original inventor of the process for colorizing black and white movies and founder of two production studios that became gold standards for color VFX.

In 2007 Sandrew invented a process for converting 2D films to 3D and subsequently founded Legend3D. Beginning in 2010, Sandrew oversaw creative and technical teams in the 3D conversion of Alice In Wonderland, the Shrek Trilogy, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and many more tent-pole films at the height of the 3D phenomenon. In subsequent years the teams Barry Sandrew led have worked on the 3D conversion and VFX of more than 50 of the highest grossing 3D feature films of the past 7 years.

An invited keynote speaker at many international conferences focused on new media, Barry Sandrew is considered a thought leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality with an significant social media following. Dr. Sandrew is also a consultant to Fortune 5000 companies in the mobile space, focusing on emerging opportunities in augmented reality, the Internet of Things and 3D Sensor Technologies – Converging our Real and Digital Worlds.

 

April Beltran

April Beltran

Designation: Actor/voice actor, Producer, Dancer Areas...

April Beltran

April Beltran

Designation: Actor/voice actor, Producer, Dancer
Areas of Expertise: Post production, Acting, Instructor/Educator

April Jean Beltran is an American theatrical actress and dancer who has worked in various venues from Shakespeare in the park to commercial shoots as well as working with various dance troupes in both Los Angeles and Hawaii. April has worked with several dance troupes including the Pasadena Ballet and the Santa Monica Dance Company. Originally from Los Angeles, California, April moved to the big Island of Hawaii and was individually tutored and mentored by the late Daniel Goldman from the New York Ballet Dance theater in which Master Goldman becamer her private mentor and instructor.

Mrs.Beltran is also an accomplished actress who has worked on commercials, theater productions including A midsummer night's Dream and several Children's theater in the greater Los Angeles area. April has recently done voice overs for various productions, she is currently the character voices for many tv animation pilots.

April is also the executive producer overseeing production on various animation projects and is responsible for the financial and managerial aspect of the animation institution of Dr.Beltran’s school of animation and visual wonder.

Beltran

Leonardo Beltran

Designation: Animation Production, Director/artist, Fine art in...

Beltran

Leonardo Beltran

Designation: Animation Production, Director/artist, Fine art instructor, Master Showman
Areas of Expertise: Character animation, storyboard artist, Character designer, Writer and storyteller

Leonardo Beltran, head instructor of the school has worked in Hollywood California for various studios including Dreamworks, Nokia, Avaya, Summit Entertainment and Imagi Studios. Leo has worked as a character designer, storyboard artist and illustrator. He has also studied in some of the most prestigious art schools in the United States of America. The Pasadena Art Center College of Design, the American animation Institute, The Santa Monica Academy of Entertainment and Technology as well as the renowned Rowland Animation School in Southern California.

Mr.Beltran has worked on several feature films both animated and live action as well as commercials and television shows. Leonardo Beltran has taught at many schools throughout his career including the Los Angeles school of Art and Music, The Honokaa School on the Big Island of Hawaii and the University of the Nations Film school. He has been personally mentored by masters such as the late Chuck Jones of Warner Bros Animation, Glen Vilppu, Master figure drawing artist and Disney feature animation artist, Karl Gnass, Disney storyboard and figure artist.

Leonard has followed the incredible animation curriculum developed by animation educational veteran Dave Masters. Leonardo Beltran continues his legacy to this day, training students in the lost art of character animation as represented by the golden age of Disney animation from the 1940’s to the modern vector character animation to 3d computer graphics. He concentrates on concepts and skills and stresses the importance of creativity and skilled imagination rather than just learning software. Leo Beltran currently works and resides in Bangalore India visiting his hometown in Hollywood, California to recruit well known animation industry guest instructors for his school.

Nitin Sharma

Nitin Sharma

B.E., L.L.B., PGD (Patents Law) Designation: IP Strategist

Nitin Sharma

Nitin Sharma

B.E., L.L.B., PGD (Patents Law)
Designation: IP Strategist
Areas of Expertise:

  • Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy :
      • Identify / create, build, protect and manage key IP assets
      • Unlock value proposition of IP assets
  • SW Development/5G Technologies : Leverage power of emerging technology to make products future ready

Mr. Nitin Sharma has 21+ years of Software and Wireless Communication industry in the fields of engineering, management and intellectual property. He is currently leading the Intellectual Property initiatives at leading technology MNC at Hyderabad. The key responsibilities include participating in developing India IP Strategy, Technology and SW Patent Portfolio management, IP Education and so on. He also works with engineering teams to identify and protect intellectual property.

Mr. Nitin Sharma holds Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Rajasthan University, L.L.B from Osmania University and PGD in Patents Law from NALSAR, Hyderabad. He has extensive global experience in software development in various technical areas like e-Commerce, Storage technologies, Wireless communications, embedded operating systems to name a few. He has led large multisite team developing SW products and led global teams responsible for engineering support to customer products. He has worked for Tata Elxsi Ltd, LG Electronics (India and S. Korea) etc. and consulted for Tektronix (US), Sagem Inc (France), REI (US), S-Telecom (Vietnam) etc. He is currently employed with leading technology MNC for past 13 years.

Mr. Nitin Sharma provides consultancy and guidance to startups and entrepreneurs on IP Strategy. He is passionate about advocating importance of IP for India as a country, and in particular to academic institutions and start-ups.

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