VP & Business Head, CTO & Head of Emerging Media
Whistling Woods International
Chaitanya Chinchlikar is the VP & Business Head, CTO & Head of Emerging Media at Whistling Woods International. He has a multi-faceted 2-decade career spanning the Film & Creative Arts Industry, Education, Event Management & Chartered Accountancy. Most of it has been spent at Whistling Woods International, India’s premier Film & Creative Arts institution. Over the past decade, he has been working towards the mainstreaming of Film & Creative Arts education in India, and through the efforts of Whistling Woods and its university partner (TISS), has accomplished the same to a great degree. He also heads the institute’s efforts to evangelise its education by incorporating emerging technologies into its education, through development labs set up in partnership with global technology giants like Sony, Apple, Google, Reliance Jio and many more, all of which have done strong development work in multiple emerging technologies and workflows. He has acquired a strong understanding of the Indian & global Film & Creative Arts industry and how best to deliver education in the same, as demonstrated through several papers written & analytical presentations made by him. He is an active speaker on topics related to Education, Film Education and the Film, Media & Entertainment industries at key global M&E industry, Technology & Education forums.