The first speakers for Pocket Gamer Connects Bangalore 2016, taking place on April 21st-22nd, have officially been unveiled.
They are (in alphabetical order, by company, so there is no favouritism):
- Mike Hines, Amazon
- Olli Laesvirta, Boomlagoon
- Stephen Caffrey, display.io
- Lauren Freeman, Electronic Arts
- Georg Broxtermann, flaregames
- Kunal Soni, Google
- Alex Qian, Leomaster
- Greg Essig, Mobcrush
- Dilpesh Parmar, Outfit7
- Prakash Tiwari, Perk
- Benjamin Nolan, Priori Data
- Deepak Abbot, Times Internet
- Jeremy Gross, Twelve Squared Consulting
- Oscar Clark, Unity Technologies
- Sam Chandola, V2 Games
Together with the rest of their contemporaries that make up a broad and diverse line up (which we'll be revealing regularly until the start of the conference), these industry figures will be heading to the biggest SE Asian market to focus on the genuine opportunities that the nation boasting the world's fastest rate of high-end smartphone penetration can offer mobile game developers.
If you have something to offer and want to join them, a few speaker slots remain: simply register your interest.
Last year PGC Bangalore welcomed over 600 delegates – including the biggest names in the Indian games scene and crammed in almost 40 hours of sessions and dedicated events, making the show a great one-stop shop for surveying the industry.
This year, we’re going bigger. More content, more business opportunities, and more knowhow from key industry figures.
Six conference tracks will cover off the essentials, from the latest data and insight from the local market (Make In India), to the freshest UA and monetisation trends and techniques on a global scale (Monetise, Retain, Acquire).
With genuine practical advice on what games to make, how to make them, and how to succeed, the Indie Academy full-day track will help these developers evolve, while a new edition of the Big Indie Pitch will again turn the spotlight on the best regional new titles.
Meanwhile, our ever-popular East Meets West core track will split its focus between Asian and South East Asian markets as well as detail the key trends, challenges, and opportunities of the west.
Completing the set, new additions Mobile Games University will aim to deliver a wide ranging curriculum crammed with everything mobile game developers could possibly want to know in order to successfully establish themselves in this industry, while Future Visions will look forward at the technologies and trends that should be on their radar.
And that’s just the tracks. This being a PGC, there’s plenty more to get into, not least our renowned dedicated meeting system, fringe events, and countless networking opportunities afforded by PGC’s famed parties!
We’ll be lifting the lid on this year’s schedule in the coming weeks but in the meantime ticket registration is open - with Early Bird tickets still available.