The Digital Transformation
The consumption of content is moving more and more towards the digital platform, whether it is music, video gaming or social. The hand phone universe in India has crossed the 950 million mark, of which more than 27 million(source: Nielsen and Informate) are smart phones. Tablets are also beginning to spread as prices are falling. Mobile computing has been expanding and today you have tablets starting as low as Rs2999.

The CD and DVD are gradually receding into the background as audio and video consumption is increasingly moving towards streaming or downloading. Several online and mobile platforms are emerging to offer these services. Most of these have a strong social dialogue among users, built in as glue.

The Digital Transformation will be a time to go into pause mode to take stock of what is happening where, look at the changes on the business, technology, innovation and consumption front. The idea: build a more robust holistic way forward for the various constituents of the ecosystem and work collectively to enhance business prospects.
9:00am - 9:30am
9:30am - 9:45am
Priyanka Chopra
9:45am - 10:00am

Jyrki Rosenberg - VP - Entertainment - Nokia
Viral Oza - Marketing Director - Nokia India

10:00am - 10:10am
Opening Address & Lighting of the Lamp

Vijay Lazarus - President - IMI & PPL

10:10am - 10:30am
Opening remarks by Nokia Music Connects Co-founders

Anil Wanvari & Jasper Donat

10:30am - 11:15am
Global Music Industry Overview by Ralph Simon - CEO - Mobilium Global - followed by Panel discussion: The New Music Ecosystem

Music has become an extremely dynamic medium. How is music being delivered and consumed worldwide? What are the trends? Where does India stand today on the consumption of music versus the world? Access to the web on computer has been overtaken by access on mobile. Globally, 26-27 per cent of the music business is digital; in India it is 65 per cent. Putting the Indian music industry in perspective, juxtaposing it against the global music industry with trends and analysis, will be a panel of industry leaders.

Ralph Simon - CEO - Mobilium Global

Neeraj Roy - MD and CEO - Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Devraj Sanyal - MD - Universal Music Group
James Bradbury - Operations Director, Entertainment - Nokia
Anthony Zameczkowski - Head of Music - YouTube APAC
T. Suresh - MD - EMI Music India

11:15am - 11:30am
11:30am - 12:15pm
Great Gigs In the Sky (brought to you by

With services such as, iTunes Match, Amazon Cloud Music, MSpot, etc. consumers are now getting access to all the music they own on their digital devices anywhere, anytime. To bring the new Smart Cloud Solution to life- Hungama Smart Cloud, a JV between Hungama and US based Catch Media Inc. will introduce to the Indian music industry this unique product that not only makes for an extraordinary music experience, but also uses technology to monetize the consumers' private libraries that have been accumulated through various means.

12:15pm - 1:00pm
Panel Discussion: The Emerging Online Streaming Services

Dhingana,, Saavn, Flyte, and Artist Aloud are in a race to become the destination of choice for Indian music lovers. Other Indian services are also following. Will Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and other international music services enter? What are the existing players offering? What have they achieved? Where do they see their businesses heading? What are the artistes earning?

Anil Wanvari - Founder CEO - Indian Television Dot Com Group,

Swapnil Shinde - Co-founder and COO -
R. Madhusudan - Head, Digital - Saregama India Ltd.
Soumini Sridhara Paul - AVP - Artist Aloud
Anshoo Sharma - VP - Lightspeed Advisory Services
Unny Radhakrishnan - Head of Digital - Maxus South Asia
Taj Yargatti - Head of Partners and Alliance - Qanawat FZ, LLC
Vishal Mehta - Founder and CEO - Infibeam

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Panel Discussion: The New Breed

Some savvy film producers are retaining their own music rights, and not signing them away to
labels. Among these figure: UTV, YRF and Eros. They are resorting to licensing physical, or doing physical themselves, while retaining or licensing digital or radio and TV. How has the business changed? What does it mean for the traditional label?

Atul Churamani - Content Head - OnMobile

Lavina Tauro - Director, Audio and Music - Disney UTV
Kamal Jain - Group CFO - Eros
Adarsh Gupta - Business Head, Music - Saregama India Ltd
Achille Forler - MD - Universal Music Publishing

Followed by Q&A

1:30pm - 2:15pm
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Keynote: The role of government in Music and Culture
The Hon Simon Crean MP - Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government and Minister for the Arts

Governments understand the cultural value of music and typically work with their local music communities to help promote and fund their music both locally and to the wider world. They increasingly recognize the value and important role government can play in fostering the growth and economic potential of the music industry in international markets. Minister Simon Crean discusses examples of how the Australian Government is working to help promote music from Down Under across the globe.

Followed by Q&A

2:45pm - 3:30pm
In conversation with Michael Chugg
It's Only Rock 'N Roll

A pioneer of the Australian music industry and one of the world's most prominent rock promoters, Michael Chugg shares his experiences working with the world's biggest acts, discusses the current state of the international touring market, and gives thoughts on the future of live music in the Asian region.

Ralph Simon - CEO - Mobilium Global

3:30pm - 4:15pm
Country Focus: Australia
Six and Not Out!

Australia is a large country with a small population who love music! Australians love it live and they love digital. Hear from this panel of leading industry music professionals as they share their tricks and tips on how to navigate and access opportunities in Australia - now the sixth largest recorded music market in the world and growing.

Scot Morris - International Director - APRA | AMCOS
Larry Heath - Director - AU Review
Tank - Artist Manager / Tour Manager - Fidelity Corporation
Glenn Dickie - A&R Manager - EMI Australia / Director Stage Mothers
Millie Millgate - Executive Producer - Sounds Australia

4:15pm - 4:30pm
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Panel Discussion: Reviving VAS Revenues

After TRAI's restrictions in September 2011, the music business (ringtones and other VAS services) has seen double digit drops even as most telecom operators have not implemented the recommendations completely. What is needed to get these revenues back on track?

Anil Wanvari - Founder CEO - Indian Television Dot Com Group,

Hemant Jain - SVP - Hungama Mobile
Ashish Joshi - Head, Digital and Business Development for India & SAARC - Universal Music Group
Shelley Chaudhary - MD - Unisys Group
Vipul Pradhan - CEO - PPL
Nikhil Mathur - Director, Operator Channel - Nokia
Siva Sivaramakrishnan - Director, Strategy and Innovation - IMI Mobile

5:15pm - 5:35pm
Artiste Keynote: Adnan Sami
5:35pm - 6:15pm
Genre Focus: Electronic Dance Music: Living it up

Electronic dance music has long been a live music phenomenon, but this genre has recently become mainstream. Will EDM continue to remain the hottest genre in music, particularly in the live music space? International and local industry leaders discuss electronic music and discuss its explosion from the digital and live perspective, and give thoughts on the future.

Soumini Sridhara Paul - AVP - Artist Aloud

Dan Ghosh-Roy - Head of Digital Strategy, Development and Operations - Ultra Music
Nick Halkes - MD - Incentive Music
Andrew Jackson - Founder and Director - Milton Archer Pty Ltd
Akbar Sami - Sami Productions

6:30pm Onwards
9:30am - 9:45am
Keynote: Guy Fletcher - Chairman - Performing Rights Society
9:45am - 10:30am
Panel Discussion: Lessons from Publishing

What can the Indian publishing industry learn from their more experienced international counterparts and vice-versa?

Atul Churamani - Content Head - OnMobile

Andrew Jenkins - EVP Asia Pacific Region and Industry Affairs - Universal Music Publishing
Jane Dyball - SVP - International Legal and Business Affairs - Warner Chappel Music (UK)
Guy Henderson - EVP, International - Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Guy Fletcher - Chairman - Performing Rights Society
Jonathan Dworkin - Director, Business Affairs - Nokia

10:30am - 10:45am
Keynote: The Festival Players
Vijay Nair - CEO - OML Entertainment Pvt Ltd

A new breed of young music festival creators is storming onto the festival scene. At the front line of this charge is Vijay Nair whose company OML has organized festivals such as NH7 with big international artistes. Why is this happening? And is there a scope for taking this digital?

Anil Wanvari - Founder CEO - Indian Television Dot Com Group,

10:45am - 11:00am
Keynote: Lessons from Gaming

Vishal Gondal - MD, Digital - Disney UTV

11:00am - 11:15am
11:15am - 11:45am
Panel Discussion: Is The Media Segmenting Music?

Radio stations are going totally international or regional! Niche music channels, such as HummraM, which delivers Bhojpuri music, have launched and emerged as successes. Is the media finally segmenting music? Where do we see this heading?

Soumini Sridhara Paul - AVP - Artist Aloud

Vikas Varma - CEO, Dicky "Speak" Pvt Ltd and Partner - Think Tank Launch Pad
Rachna Kanwar - SVP and Business Head, Digital Media and New Business - Radio City
Luke Kenny - Head of Programming 9xO - 9xMedia

11:45am - 12:45pm
In Conversation with Steve Lillywhite

Having produced albums by U2, The Killers, Jason Mraz, Dave Mathews Band, the Rolling Stones and many more, Grammy Award winning producer Steve Lillywhite discusses his illustrious career producing some of rock's greatest artistes.

Ralph Simon - CEO - Mobilium Global

12:45pm - 1:45pm
1:45pm - 2:30pm
Panel Discussion: The Creative View on the Copyright Act

What is the perspective of the various creative communities on the recent Copyright Act amendments and what are their expectations from it?

Atul Churamani - Content Head - OnMobile

Vipul Pradhan - CEO - PPL
Rakesh Nigam - CEO - IPRS
Rahul Ajatshatru - Media and Entertainment Lawyer - Anand and Anand
Brandon Bakshi - Executive Director, Writer and Publisher Relations, Europe & Asia - Broadcast
Music Inc.(BMI)
Javed Akhtar - Member Rajya Sabha and Lyricist
Ram Sampath - Music Composer

2:30pm - 2:45pm
Monetising Piracy

The IMI Secretary General Savio D'Souza highlights the paradigm shift that is needed to tackle
internet privacy.

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Panel Discussion: The Emerging Retail Outlet

What is retailing music going to be like in the future, keeping in mind developments on physical and digital outlets currently? What are the trends?

Atul Churamani - Content Head - OnMobile

Mehmood Curmally - MD - Rhythm House
Rajat Kakar - Business Head - Sony DADC Home Entertainment
T.S. Ranganathan Giri - Director - Giri Trading

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Keynote: Taking India to the World

Sabbas Joseph - Founder Director - Wizcraft International Entertainment

Anil Wanvari - Founder CEO - Indian Television Dot Com Group,