Chinchlikar, Chaitanya

Chinchlikar, Chaitanya

Vice President & Business Head, Chief Technology Officer & Head of Emerging Media at Whistling Woods International

Chaitanya has had a multi-faceted 2-decade career in the Film, Media & Entertainment industry. He is currently at Whistling Woods International - India’s premier Film & Creative Arts institute, in the capacity of Vice President & Business Head. He also serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the institute and heads its Emerging Media initiatives.

Over the past 15+ years at Whistling Woods, he has worked towards mainstreaming of Film Education particularly, and of Media & Entertainment education generally, in India’s high school, graduate & post-graduate education spectrum. He has also spearheaded Whistling Woods’ initiatives to work with Emerging Technologies, develop workflows around them, write curriculum for the same and then introduce it into the education at Whistling Woods in particular, and for the filmed entertainment industry in general.

He currently serves on several public policy and innovation bodies like India’s Media & Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) and the AVGC (Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming & Comics) Task Force established by the Government of India to draft India’s national policy for the AVGC industry. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

He has written extensively in Indian & global media outlets and is an active speaker at global seminars & conferences on the Filmed Entertainment Industry, with special focus on Education and Technology. He is also a strategic advisor to several startups in the M&E, Technology & Education verticals.

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Saturday, April 13 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM PT