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 & Creative Arts industry. He is currently the Vice President & Business Head at Whistling Woods International - India’s premier Film & Creative Arts institute. He also serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the institute and heads its Emerging Media initiatives.

He has been instrumental in the strengthening of Film & Creative Arts education in India and the evangelizing of emerging technologies both into the mainstream education at Whistling Woods and into the Film, Media & Entertainment industry at large, through setting up of Research & Development labs at the Whistling Woods campus in Mumbai.

He also currently serves on the global Board of Governors of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and was nominated by the Government of India to be on the Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming & Comics (AVGC) Task Force constituted in 2022 to draft India’s National AVGC Policy.

He has written several papers & articles in newspapers and other Indian & global media outlets and is an active speaker at global seminars & conferences, on the Media & Entertainment Industry, M&E Technology and Education. He is also a strategic advisor to several startups in the M&E, Technology & Education verticals.

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