24 Indian companies will participate at Asia’s largest industry events for ICT and Broadcasting, CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia 2017, held in Singapore from 23-25 May 2017. Major trends such as smart cities, Internet of Things (IoT), cyber security, big data analytics, cloud, virtual reality, TV Everywhere and IP Broadcasting are key highlights at this year’s events.
At CommunicAsia, the Telecom Equipment & Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) will lead the India Pavilion for the seventh consecutive year, with participating companies showcasing their latest innovations in cloud, digital enterprise and wireless solutions. Overall, Indian companies participating at CommunicAsia2017 include Adishwar, Birla Cable, CDN Software Solutions, Elcom Innovations, Elcom Systems, Ennovations Techserv, Globetek, Indus Net Technologies, JMA Wireless, Manage Engine, Neosoft Technologies, Pragati, Raj Enterprises, Tata Communications, Welcome Innovation and Zoho Corporation.
Rounding up India’s participation once again this year Shri Rakesh Kumar Bhatnagar, Director General, TEPC says, “Government of India is implementing Digital India, BharatNet, Startup and Stand-up India. Digital India seeks to transform India into an empowered society. Indian exporters have developed products and solutions which are more relevant for ASEAN market. TEPC has submitted project proposals on Digital Connectivity to ASEAN countries. CommunicAsia is one such platform that can help us in driving this transformative change that the country is experiencing. Bringing together emergent players from all around Asia, CommunicAsia2017 is gathering the biggest names in technology and innovation that can enable rapid digital transformation in Asia. Over the years, the impact of technology has been profound, not just in making our lives easier, but also in approach to the way we carry out tasks. Hence we feel that such participation in a global diaspora shall enrich our learning skills. We are extremely happy to be a part of CommunicAsia for another year. ”
Industry stalwarts representing various segments of the broadcast value chain from production to workflow and content delivery will participate at BroadcastAsia2017. They include veteran exhibitors Canara Lighting Industries, Interra Systems, Planetcast Media Services, Prime Focus Technologies, RGB Broadcasting Equipment, Wasp3d, and first-time exhibitors Corpus Media Labs, YUPPTV.
Commenting on their showcase at BroadcastAsia2017, Sunil Jain, CEO, Interra Systems says, “The global video streaming market is set to grow from US$30.29 billion in 2016 to US$70.05 billion by 2021. As broadcasters and other service providers embrace OTT workflows, they need proven audio and video analysis technologies that will ensure the delivery of technically sound content,”
“At Interra Systems, we offer a complete solution for the content streaming industry, comprising QC to monitoring and analysis for both live and video-on-demand content. By ensuring superior online video and audio quality for our customers, we enable them to focus on other mission-critical content production and delivery tasks, increase customer satisfaction, and boost revenue,” he adds.
On India’s overall participation at the events, Calvin Koh, Assistant Project Director (Communications Events), UBM SES, oraganisers of CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia says, “India has had a steady presence at the events over the last few years. As Indian companies continue to expand regionally and internationally, CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia serves as an ideal platform to showcase their latest innovations to an international market.”
1700 exhibitors from 58 countries and 38 international pavilions will present an ecosystem of the latest technologies and innovations companies and governments need to keep up with in this digital era. CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia 2017 will span 65,000 sqm across Marina Bay Sands and Suntec Singapore, and is expected to receive 48,000 attendees.
CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT Show Highlights
According to reports the smart cities market size is estimated to grow to US$757.74 Billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 19.4%. Smart Cities India is all set to become the most-populous country in the world by 2030, making it the home to the biggest and the most under-penetrated market for global manufacturers and service providers. It is estimated that about 25–30 people will migrate every minute to major Indian cities from rural areas. With this momentum, about 843 million people are expected to live in urban areas by 2050. To accommodate this massive urbanisation, India needs to find smarter ways to manage complexities, reduce expenses, increase efficiency and improve the quality of life.
Recognising the growing need for technology in the region, CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT brings together global ICT players providing the innovations that are enabling digital transformation of businesses and cities across Asia. Spanning the whole fifth level of Marina Bay Sands, NXT@CommunicAsia is a Smart Cities showcase dedicated to future-ready solutions in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud, IoT, Cybersecurity, Robotics and AR/VR. NXT will also feature Disrupt+, a brand new area dedicated to start-ups. The event’s first-ever Startup Alley will house more than 30 start-ups and SeedStarsWorld – the world’s biggest startup competition in the emerging markets will also make its debut at CommunicAsia, hosting the Singapore leg of their international competition.
More than 230 C-Suite and senior business leaders from top tech conglomerates address key considerations and offer valuable insights on navigating today’s hyper-connected landscape at the CommunicAsia2017 Summit. Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Future Research will deliver this year’s Visionary Address titled – Artificial Intelligence vs. Genuine Stupidity – Navigating Exponential Technologies to Create a Very Human Future.
This year CommunicAsia Summit will also see Indian speakers Narinder Chhibber, Secretary General, Pacific Telecommunications Council India presenting a session on “Challenges of Building Smart Cities in Developing Countries: Strategies in India; and Piyush Gupta, Senior Executive Vice President, Head-Group Shared Services and Business Operations Center on “Leverage Typical Shared Service Competencies and Then Elevate to Ground Zero to Push Value for the Organisation – Shared Services”
BroadcastAsia Show Highlights
The Indian media & entertainment sector is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.3 per cent to US$33.9 billion by 2020. Held alongside CommunicAsia2017, BroadcastAsia2017 will present an ecosystem of the latest end-to-end solutions and game-changing products for next-generation broadcasting needed to stay ahead of the curve.
In the next four years, the AR (Augmented Reality) and VR market is forecast to grow to US$80 billion, and in keeping broadcasters and content creators in the region up-to-date with emerging technology in this space, 2017 will see the launch of the first-ever Virtual Reality Zone at BroadcastAsia.
The TV Everywhere! Zone is also back for a third showing with an even bigger exhibition of non-linear broadcasting solutions. The Cinematography/Film/Production Technology Zone and ProfessionalAudioTechnology, will continue to deliver the latest equipment and tools for content creators.
Beyond the exhibition, the BroadcastAsia2017 International Conference gathers top broadcast experts and industry influencers from Asia and beyond to discuss evolving industry trends, debate the best business and commercial strategies, and showcase breakthrough technologies. Key topics will include OTT 2.0, VR as the next game changer, optimising maximising experience on all screens, IP in broadcasting, UHD vs 1080p, and monetising data analytics among many others.
India speakers at the BroadcastAsia2017 International Conference include Ramki Sankaranarayanan, Founder & CEO, Prime Focus Technologies speaking on “Embracing Mobile OTT As The Next Trend” and Rajneesh Mittal, CTO, Zee Entertainment presenting a session titled “Debate: Is Content important or are Delivery Systems important? How Can We Benefit?”
“With fast developing smart cities and changing media landscape in Asia, and we are constantly evolving our shows to make them bigger, better and more focused, ensuring that they serve to be the region’s gathering place for all who are eager to be future-ready,” adds Mr Koh.