Thursday, August 10

4.00 p.m.-4.10 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

Amrita Tripathi Welcome and introductions

Gain an in-depth understanding about the state of the news media industry in South Asia with insights on building sustainable growth models via subscriptions, data capabilities and engaging audiences; the future of news delivery and the impact of generative AI on news media as a whole. Understand what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next.

Amrita Tripathi, Summit Moderator, Author & Former Head, Content Partnerships Twitter, India

4:10 p.m.-4:20 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

Nalin Mehta INMA in South Asia

In this briefing the President of the INMA South Asia Board will walk you through INMA’s role in driving transformation in news media in the region and share a recap of the year gone by and what lies ahead, along with emerging priorities for news media in the region.

Praveen Someshwar, President INMA South Asia Division and CEO & MD, HT Media Ltd, India

4:20 p.m.-4.40 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

Earl J. Wilkinson State of the news media industry

In this briefing by INMA CEO Earl J. Wilkinson puts the state of news media in perspective. Learn about how developments in the recent past have redefined the news media company and the news media ecosystem. Get to know about current and emerging global best practices being deployed, and their application to the South Asia market, as definitions of success are changing. Gain an understanding of emerging priorities, trends, and benchmarks.

Earl J. Wilkinson, Executive Director & CEO, International News Media Association (INMA), United States

4:40 p.m.-4:55 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

Jaspreet Bindra Introduction to generative AI and where it intersects with news media

In this briefing Jaspreet Bindra will deconstruct generative and share the threats and opportunities it poses to journalism, along with the multiple complexities that it presents. Dive deeper into use cases, and industry developments that offer lessons for the news industry.

Jaspreet Bindra, Founder & CEO, The Tech Whisperer, United Kingdom

4:55 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

Praveen Someshwar Satyan Gajwani Pawan Agarwal Jaspreet Bindra How generative AI is playing out in news media companies

In this conversation Pawan Agarwal, Satyan Gajwani, and Praveen Someshwar will share a leaders view on how news media companies are gearing up for generative AI from the c-suite down to the commercial chain. Learn about how generative AI could be harnessed for growth and transformation and also about the roadblocks and disruption it brings to sustainability.

Moderator: Jaspreet Bindra, Founder & CEO, The Tech Whisperer, United Kingdom

Pawan Agarwal, Deputy Managing Director, Dainik Bhaskar, India

Satyan Gajwani, Vice Chairman, Times Internet, India

Praveen Someshwar, Managing Director and CEO, HT Media Ltd., India

5:30 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

Dr. Shailesh Kumar How AI will transform the production, consumption and monetisation of news

In this session Shailesh Kumar shares insights into how the AI led world is impacting news media and what news media companies need to do now to move from a broadcast mindset to a personalised mindset. Gain a better understanding on how the latest in technology is impacting the news ecosystem - consumer habits, news production and revenue generation by bringing the focus to intelligent contextualisation and personalisation of ads.

Dr. Shailesh Kumar, Chief Data Scientist at the Centre of Excellence in Al/ML, Reliance Jio, India

5:50 p.m.-6:10 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

Rohit Saran What AI can do for your newsroom

Rohit Saran will share his learnings from newsroom experiments with generative AI — in storytelling with bot AI anchors to tools for summarisation, content creation and translations; from design and workflows to building scalability and discovering new ways to engage with audiences.

Rohit Saran, Advisor, India Today, India

6:10 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

Bharat Gupta Developing tech and data capabilities

How is Jagran News Media using data and technology to transform itself, and creating opportunities for monetisation and engagement is the focus of this presentation by Bharat Gupta. Get to know how to build data infrastructure, data platforms and data capabilities - gearing up for the cookie deprecation, and key action items on how to plan for audience mapping; advertising and revenue strategies.

Bharat Gupta, CEO, Jagran New Media, India

6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

Damian Eales Organisational disruption and transformation in news media companies

In this keynote address Damian Eales will share his perspective on the significant changes in news media on the back of the driving forces of technology and culture. Gain an understanding on evolution of the information economy — on driving cultural change, navigating audiences, reinvention of the business of journalism and swiftly changing technology for news media companies to factor in, while drawing their roadmap for the future.

Damian Eales, Past President and Board Member, INMA, United States

7:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

Takeaways and day 1 concludes

Amrita Tripathi, Summit Moderator, Author & Former Head, Content Partnerships Twitter, India

Friday, August 11

4:00 p.m.-4:05 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

Amrita Tripathi Welcome back

Amrita Tripathi, Summit Moderator, Author & Former Head, Content Partnerships Twitter, India

4:05 p.m.-4:25 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

L V Navaneeth The road ahead for subscriptions

The Hindu has made subscriptions key to its business model in a market flooded by free news sources. In this briefing L V Navaneeth will share insights into The Hindu’s subscription journey – best practices adopted, what has worked, why it has worked and what has not worked. Gain insights into how this translated into short term and long term successes and key takeaways and strategy going forward.

L V Navaneeth,CEO, The Hindu, India

4:25 p.m.-5:05 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

Ritu Kapur Raktim Das Faye D'Souza Emerging technology and the future of news delivery

In this conversation Raktim Das and Ritu Kapur will be in conversation with Faye D’Souza on how news media companies are rethinking the organisation of the newsroom, formats and news delivery to customise to audience preferences and tastes. Get a glimpse into their real time experiments and strategies to continue making news delivery meaningful and relevant across digital formats.

Moderator: Faye D'Souza, Founder and Editor, Beatroot News, India

Raktim Das, Chief Growth Officer (Broadcast and Digital), TV9 Network, India

Ritu Kapur, CEO & Co-Founder, The Quint, India

5:05 p.m.-5:25 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

Lal Chand Bisu KuKu FM’s product and podcast story

In this case study presentation by Lal Chand Bisu learn about how KuKu FM has acquired over 2 million paid subscribers and approaches innovation in consumer revenue models using audio. Gain a better understanding of how KuKu FM drives segmentation, creates consumer centric products in these categories reaching new audiences and finally insights into its pricing strategy.

Lal Chand Bisu, Co-founder & CEO, KuKu FM, India

5:25 p.m.-6:05 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

Mahesh Swar Anita Nayayr Dhruba Mukherjee Pradyuman Maheswari Creating engaging experiences via innovation in print and multimedia marketing

In this discussion, moderated by Pradyuman Maheswari, panellists Dhruba Mukherjee, Anita Nayyar and Mahesh Swar will share publisher and client perspective on how some of the foremost South Asian news media companies have reimagined print advertising to enhance growth, revenue monetisation and engagement with audiences and brands. Learn about how strategies are formed leveraging cultural and consumer insights to drive solutions and reach audiences.

Moderator: Pradyuman Maheswari, Editor-in-chief & CEO, MxM, India

Anita Nayayr, COO, Media & Communications, Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, India

Dhruba Mukherjee, CEO, ABP Group, India

Mahesh Swar, CEO, Kantipur Publications, Nepal

6:05 p.m.-6:25 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

ABM Jabed Sultan Strategy to optimise digital advertising revenue

In this briefing ABM Jabed Sultan will walk us through the Prothom Alo’s focussed strategy to grow revenues in digital advertising, in market that if facing tailwinds in both print and digital advertising.

ABM Jabed Sultan, Chief Digital Business Officer, Prothom Alo Digital, Bangladesh

6:25 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

Gayani Punchihewa, Navigating integrated advertising solutions

In this briefing by Gayani Punchihewa, learn about how Wijeya Newspapers is driving growth by reaching out to advertisers with mixed media plans across digital, social and print. Understand better the tactics that come into play to grow monetisation and audience engagement as the Sri Lankan news media market charts out the roadmap to revival and beyond.

Gayani Punchihewa, General Manager, Advertising, Wijeya Newspapers Ltd, Sri Lanka

6:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
(Indian Standard Time)

Takeaways and summit concludes

Amrita Tripathi, Summit Moderator, Author & Former Head, Content Partnerships Twitter, India

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