The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is set to host the second edition of the Gaming for Tomorrow (GATO) Conference on 24 April, 2019 at The Leela Ambience, Gurugram. The daylong conference will have discussions around the various facets of digital gaming in India. Industry experts will brainstorm on the potential of various online games and will chart a roadmap for its future growth. The conference will also host special workshops for developers by AISPL (Amazon Internet Services Private Limited) and Amazon Alexa. The Conference will include an exhibition from industry honchos like Sony, Amazon, Trachea, Conversion, Taj Rummy and AISPL.
With one successful edition where the gamut of gaming fraternity came along, networked, shared and learnt, having passed by, this year’s conference aims to be bigger and better. This year the conference is aiming to evangelise and promote the gaming sector as one of the pillars for driving the Digital India dream, which has the potential to generate revenue and employment generation for the country.
The event will be a networking and learning platform for gaming companies, start-ups, developers and industry enthusiasts. Stalwarts from the industry are expected to be present in heavy numbers. With discussions on the topics that are of massive relevance to companies that are knee deep into mobile gaming, game development and also companies that are intending to scale-up, this conference will entail you with everything you can ask for!
The Summit speaker’s line-up includes several high profile industry stalwarts like Amazon India, Alexa Skills lead -business development Haja Sheriff , ConversionX CEO Abhishek Shah, Grid Logic Group managing director Pariekshit Maadishetti, Dream11 co-founder and Ceo Harsh Jain, Nodwin Gaming MD Akshat Rathee,Reliance Jio GM – lead games ecosystem Ashish Gupta, Google Apps partnerships Ankit Gupta, Adda5 co-founder and CEO Mohit Agarwal, Reliance Jio head – esports Anurag Khurana, The Spartan PokerMD Amin Rozani, Ability Games director and CEO Navneet Makharia, Playstation Division, Sony India head – sales and marketing Prosenjit Ghosh, JetSynthesys vice chairman and MD Rajan Navani, Reliance Industries CEO – Sports Sundar Raman, among others and will have discussions around topics like design in gaming: Need and importance.
The rise of AI and AR/VR induced gaming, Mainstreaming Esports in India, The aesthetics of marketing a game in India, Responsible Gaming: Player Protection and Safety.
The conference will host workshops focused on the central idea of building relevant skills for the gaming fraternity of India. The workshops will be conducted by developers from AISPL and Amazon Alexa. Some of the topics that will be dissected in the workshops include ‘Build the Cake Walk Skill’, ‘the future of voice-based experiences in gaming’ and ‘Add Memory to the skill to improve your Voice User Interface’.
This year the conference also includes GATO Awards for the first time to recognise and promote the efforts of the talented Indian developers. The Awards includes categories like Best Gaming App, Best
Live Game, BestFantasy Game app, Best Use of AR and VR in a game; Best Card Game on App, awards will also be given to the Emerging Indian Gaming Company, Best Affiliate Partner for gaming and Best Mobile Ad Network for Gaming. With eight categories in its debut year, GATO Awards is aiming to recognise the stalwarts in the Indian Gaming Industry on the 24 April after the conference.