With one of the largest youth populations, India is poised to become one of the world’s leading gaming markets.

Akamai & CNBCTV18.com bring you Republic of Games, an exclusive Virtual event series touching upon the opportunities, growth trends and challenges in the gaming market in India

Register Now


Panel Discussion 2

Gaming 2.0 - Preparing for the Next Frontier



Mridu Bhandari



  • salone-sehgal

    Salone Sehgal

    General Partner
  • manish-agarwal

    Manish Agarwal

    Nazara Technologies
  • bhavin-pandya

    Bhavin Pandya

    Games 24x7
  • jonathan-singer

    Jonathan Singer

    Senior Industry Strategist, Gaming
    Akamai Technologies
  • saurabh-chopra

    Saurabh Chopra

  • ranjan-navani

    Rajan Navani

    MD & CEO

This panel focuses on the flourishing online streaming industry in India while shedding light on architecting a sustainable gaming business to thrive and compete with global behemoths. In this discussion, the industry leaders will look at monetization opportunities, technologies, and platforms that are central to this trend. The panel will also confer about Indian Gaming culture, focusing on security, user expectations while securing the player and the game. The virtual event will also look at what does it take to build a "differentiable and successful" brand while adapting to consumer insights. Winning against disruption by proliferating business models, looking at how competitive gaming evolved into a mature industry, and the path ahead will be the other themes. Tune in!

Panel Discussion 1

The Game Changers: Defining trends of the Indian Gaming Ecosystem



Megha Vishwanath

Assistant Editor


  • sidharth-kedia

    Sidharth Kedia

    Group CEO
    Nodwin Gaming
  • naman_jhawar

    Firasat Durrani

    VP - Operations
  • swapnil-shaha

    Swapnil Shaha

  • Sidharth Pisharoti

    Sidharth Pisharoti

    Regional Vice President Media & Carrier Division APJ
    Akamai Technologies
  • naman_jhawar

    Naman Jhawar

    Senior VP -Strategy and Ops

Online gaming has gained a strong foothold within the Indian entertainment industry in recent times. With an estimated user base of more than 628 million gamers, this gives a whole new boost to the gaming ecosystem within the Indian economy in recent times. In this live panel discussion we aim to understand how the Indian online gaming industry is growing at an exponential rate year upon year and the factors that drive this exponential growth phase for the industry, through focusing on the key stakeholders from the internet and startup ecosystem in India. The webinar will discuss concerns facing the industry right now such gaming chair market size, opportunities and growth trends even as it tries to unravel the way forward for the industry in one of its biggest markets in the world.