Having worked on cross-cultural campaigns in dozens of countries, Dot is behind the launch of Instagram accounts and social media campaigns for the world’s most recognized new media design brands: Digital Design Days, Motionographer, F5 New York, OFFF Barcelona, Ladies Wine & Design, Sónar+D & Off Sónar. She’s led international campaigns and global digital strategy with brands like Volkswagen, SEAT, Mattel, Fisher-Price, OCB and many more.
Richard is an internationally renowned thinker, writer and speaker on the creative process. Before taking to the road to inspire people and brands to have better ideas, Richard was the ECD of a creative & design studio building brands like the BBC, Canal+, Sky, Discovery, Nat Geo and ITV. His greatest pleasure is to be at home among the hills of South Wales with his family. A close second is making great work with great people.
Holley M. Murchison is an author, education producer, and learning and development strategist whose purpose lies at the intersections of education, communication, and culture with a focus on amplifying marginalized voices to catalyze change. As the founder of Oratory Glory and HOLI. Brands, Holley’s work oscillates between education strategy, multimedia storytelling, instruction and facilitation, speaker coaching, and leadership development. Her talent lies in activating executives, students, artists, and creative entrepreneurs to source their passions and desires while using their voices to shape the world.
With over 100 action sequences under his belt—from fist fights to car chases—Director and Action Design expert Lawrence Ribeiro is an international man of action. You can look forward to his bold collaboration with two cinema legends. A unique project with Hollywood VFX legend Doug Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner)—an experience that will set the bar for what can be done with revolutionary Maji technology. An exceptional artistic endeavor with cinematographer legend Chris Doyle (Hero, In the Mood for Love) that will combine action principles with aesthetic movement.
Ivor Crotty’s experience working in Dutch factories in the 1990’s spurred him to study sociology, where he graduated with a first class MA from University College Cork, Ireland in 2000. As Deputy Creative & Innovations Director, Ivor combines brand storytelling and outreach with newsroom skillsets and workflows in a constantly changing digital market. He has worked on multiple prize-winning projects including #1917LIVE, #Romanovs100 & #FansEyeView, a World Cup storytelling platform. He enjoys telling stories building bridges.
Rob considers himself to be one of the luckiest people on the planet, not just because he’s got an awesome wife (he does) and wonderful children (they aren’t really…actually more trouble than they’re worth) but because he’s got a career doing what he likes to do, actually loves to do, and he gets a paycheck for it.
An alumnus of Harvard Business School, Rajiv Bakshi has two decades of multi-functional experience of working with global & Indian consumer product and services companies. Currently, he is the CEO of Reliance Entertainment’s Big Synergy and with his team of creative visionaries produces fiction shows, non-fiction game and reality series and unscripted content for OTT & TV platforms.
Mr. Ali Hussein is Chief Operating Officer at Eros digital, a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry. He is spearheading the company’s OTT platform, Eros Now. Mr. Hussein has over 15 years of experience in the media entertainment and digital space.
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.
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 60 million views since launch.
Bio In his role as Head of Content for India, Vijay is in charge of all content acquisitions for Prime Video and productions under the Amazon Studios banner in India. He is responsible for content acquisition, licensing deals and to drive Amazon’s India strategy for Original Indian content. Vijay joined Amazon in 2017 to lead […]
He firmly believes that passion drives success. And it’s precisely on the basis of this belief that he has built his very successful career, spanning over 20+ years, building large scale businesses at the likes of Microsoft, Vodafone, British Gas, Tata DoCoMo, an early stage startup, and now COO Digital at Shemaroo, leading the OTT business and all their digital businesses.
An industry veteran and visionary with a career span of close to 25 years, across profiles in arenas ranging from news to advertising to broadcast, Raj is one of the most highly regarded thought leaders in the media & entertainment space in India.
His last assignment was Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18, where he headed the network’s national brands aimed at youth and adult audiences, viz. Hindi, Youth, Music and English Entertainment offerings. He was also responsible for overseeing Viacom18’s Rural Business along with Integrated Network Solutions and Consumer Products.
Head of XR Studio & Sr Vice President, Hotstar Promax India 2019 Awards Chair
A multi-disciplinary creative and strategist, Deba is currently hitchhiking at the cusp of immersive media, where stories and emerging technologies like AR/VR/AI collide, on the pretext of running the XR Studio at Hotstar.
Prior to this, he was the head of brand & communications at Hotstar, India’s largest video streaming service. As an integral part of his role, he steered all the integrated brand efforts and campaigns across all media while evolving the brand identity & design as well.