2019 Speakers

Gong Yu

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
iQIYI

Dr Gong founded iQIYI in 2010 and has been its Chief Executive Officer ever since. Under his leadership, iQIYI has grown into the country’s largest video and entertainment platform both in terms of user base and viewing time.

In 2017, Dr Gong announced a grand mission for iQIYI to become “a technology-based entertainment giant that brings fun and joy to people and their families”, under which the company has been transforming from a streaming service provider to an entertainment empire with products and services across the whole spectrum of the entertainment industry.

KEYNOTE TOPIC: The OTT Platform's Business Model and Development Trend

The business models of OTT platforms in major regions of the world in term of AVOD, SVOD and TVOD is looked at, along with the prediction of the development trend of OTT platforms' business model in the future.

Shibasish Sarkar

Group CEO
Reliance Entertainment

Shibasish Sarkar is a Media & Entertainment Industry professional with over 25 years of corporate experience in handling multiple verticals across gaming, films, television, animation, digital content & new media platforms. He has been a part of the leadership team with the Reliance ADA group and has demonstrated organizational capabilities in establishing and scaling business operations, driving sustainable growth by forming key alliances, managing stakeholders, talent partners & cross-functional teams. He is adept at liaising with industry bodies & government authorities and is often called upon to speak at industry related forums.

Shibasish is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant, Company Secretary and MBA with specialization in marketing. His past employment includes managerial positions at Viacom 18, UTV Disney & Godrej Sara Lee.

Besides serving in the capacity of Director & Member of the Board within various Reliance ADA group companies, Shibasish leads the M & E businesses as its Group CEO – Content, New Media & Gaming.

He has an ever-growing following on Twitter, where he posts his views on the entertainment business @Shibasishsarkar.

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