CES Asia 2017 Spotlights Intersection of Entertainment, Content and Tech

Recognising the growing connection among technology, content and entertainment, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced a slate of conference programming at CES Asia 2017 tailored specifically for the entertainment and content communities. Along the same lines, CTA also announced a partnership between CES Asia and the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) to help executives understand the role technology plays in growing the film and content creation industry in Asia. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and co-produced by Shanghai Intex, the third annual CES Asia 2017 will take place from the 7th to the 9th of June in Shanghai, China.

“We are thrilled to expand the focus on the future of tech, entertainment and content creation at CES Asia 2017 and equally excited to extend this conversation through our new partnership with SIFF, one of the most important film festivals in China and all of Asia,” said John T. Kelley, Senior Director, International Programs and Show Director, CES Asia. “The rise of virtual and augmented reality along with the many new ways to consume content presents a host opportunities for innovators in the entertainment industry. I look forward to the growth of our partnership with SIFF and the thoughtful ideas that the conference sessions spur.”

CES Asia 2017 is a home for content creators and includes 19 product categories that span the most influential ingenuities from consumer technology markets, including a content and online product category. CES Asia’s conference programming on Thursday the 8th of June, focused on entertainment and content creators include:

Leaders in VR Entertainment – 11:15 AM – 12 PM

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Top executives from leading consumer technology companies discuss how they’re pushing the boundaries of VR for film, games and other forms of entertainment.

  • Rick Garson, Founder and CEO, VX Entertainment
  • Rob Lister, Chief Business Development Officer, IMAX Corporation
  • MODERATOR Max Michael, Head of Asian Business Development, United Talent Agency
  • Steve Raymond, CEO, 8i

The Business of Virtual Reality – 2:15 – 3 PM

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Leading investors from VR-focused venture capital funds and technology companies, discuss how early-stage companies in China are poised to win the VR race.

  • James Fong, CEO, Jaunt China
  • Matthew Lee, Partner, CRCM Ventures
  • Toni Moyes, Chief Operations Officer, 8i
  • MODERATOR Chloe Popescu, Agent, United Talent Agency

Content Straight to Consumers – 3:15 – 4 PM

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Over-the-top content (OTT) and streaming platform executives discuss how direct-to-consumer content is disrupting the TV marketplace.

  • Sum Huang, Co-Founder and CFO, XG Entertainment
  • Brett Krause, Managing Partner, PurpleSky Capital
  • Catherine Zhang, Director of International Content Cooperation, Youku Tudou Inc.
  • MODERATOR Max Michael, Head of Asian Business Development, United Talent Agency

The Shanghai International Film Festival is a non-specialised competitive international film festival recognised by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations. Supported by the rapid development of China’s film industry and the construction of Shanghai into an international cultural metropolis, SIFF has been building a professional and authoritative cultural exchange platform for foreign and domestic films, expanding its influence through the four major activities including the award, market, forum and film panorama. The 20th Shanghai International Film Festival will be held from June 17 to 26, 2017.

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