Vidushpat is an advocate registered with the Delhi Bar Council. He has been a member of the British Association of Sport and Law, the International Association of Sports Lawyers, Secretary Indian Premier League Probe Committee and Governing Body of the Sports Authority of India. He is a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association, FICCI National Sports Committee Gaming, Leisure Group of UK-India Business Council, Regulatory Commission of the Indian Super League, International Association of Gaming Advisors, All India Sports Council and ASSOCHAM’s Sports Committee.
Vidushpat advises on issues pertaining to betting and gambling laws, league formulation and rights structuring, government policies, TV and broadcasting rights, sponsorship and merchandizing contracts, tendering procedure, anti-doping, ticketing, venue hire and brand protection. He has advised the Government of Bhutan on gaming laws, sports leagues on regulations, a race club on entertainment tax and a number of companies offering poker and rummy services on betting and gambling laws, corporate structuring, FEMA issues, payments systems and dispute resolution. He has advised a telecommunication company on their sponsorship contract for a motor racing event, circuit owners on their commercial contracts and national sport federations on anti-doping issues and litigations before the courts.
Vidushpat has represented the wrestler Narsingh Yadav, the Commonwealth Games Federation and the Athletic Federation of India before Court of Arbitration for Sports, a renowned cricketer before the BCCI’s Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel and a few sportspersons before the National Anti-Doping Panels. Vidushpat is the Co-author of the book, ‘Law and Sports in India’. He has written a chapter on India in the Gambling Law Review. He has also written articles for the International Sports Law Journal, World Sports Law Report, online sport and gaming portals and various national dailies. He was involved in drafting the National Sports Development Bill and the Prevention of Sporting Fraud Bill for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and has assisted the Justice Mudgal Doping Probe Committee and the National Sports Development Code Committee. He was a member of the committee established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development considering the integration of sports within the higher education system. He also advised on the Right to Play Bill (Haryana), Slum Dwellers Model Act and the Rickshaw Pullers Act.
He has previously worked with Lakshmi Kumaran and Sridharan attorneys, the OC CWG Delhi 2010 and as a junior in the chambers of Senior Advocate Mr. Dushyant Dave. He has also seconded in the sports law department at Squire Sanders LLP, London.
He has completed a LL.M in Sports Law from the DeMontfort University, Leicester; MBA specializing in Human Resources and a LL.B from the Government Law College, Mumbai. He also holds a certificate in sports law from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Ms. Gowree Gokhale heads the IP, technology, media and entertainment law practice of the multi-skilled, research-based international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates (www.nishithdesai.com). Her specialization includes pharma and life sciences laws, international litigation and dispute resolution, outsourcing contracts, franchising, commercial laws, HR laws.
She has assisted international media & productions houses in structuring of their India operations, including IP structuring, and advice on regulatory issues. She has spearheaded several M & A transactions in the media and entertainment space.
Ms. Gokhale regularly advises clients on IP management and protection strategy and has led several IP and technology related matters. She is also involved in devising IP litigation strategies for clients and has lead several IP litigations before different forums in India.
Ms. Gokhale has been practicing for last 20 years. She is a Solicitor and a registered Patent & Trade Mark attorney. She is also a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) and a mentor and advisor at ZoneStartups India.
She was a visiting faculty at the Institute of Intellectual Property Law Studies at Mumbai. Ms. Gokhale has authored research reports and articles on variety of subjects and has presented at various national and international seminars and conferences on IP, pharmaceutical, media and technology laws.
Ms Catherine Chauvin is an experienced professional having decades of working in the betting and gambling space after IT and project management experience. Ms. Chauvin is currently Area manager at PMU and is actively looking at various Asian and European markets.
Tim is Co-Founder and Senior Advisor to Australian Stock Exchange listed Silver Heritage Group, a regional Asian entertainment operator which runs casinos and resorts in Nepal and Vietnam. Tim is an acknowledged expert in emerging Asian casino markets, in particular, IndoChina and South Asia and has more than 20 years’ experience developing and executing successful investment grade gaming projects across the region. Tim recently founded AP Continental a Hong Kong based fund specializing in boutique gaming and hospitality investments in Asia Pacific.
Purvish Kothari is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of Neon Gaming Studio, founded in 2016, NGS has been working hard to establish itself as the premier brand for eSports and competitive gaming in India. Prior to this, he was the COO for Drobo, a provider of Data Storage Solutions. He also manages a consulting business for over a decade, Kothari Management, Inc. This boutique consulting firm specializes in operational excellence initiatives while leveraging technology to maximize productivity and profitability. As Vice President of Product Innovation and Product Delivery for Cendant Travel Distribution Service in 2003, he was accountable for delivering 58 new large-scale products on time and within budget while maintaining high quality. Kothari managed a $124 million budget while leading a staff of 150 over 430-matrixed development resources. In 1999 he was recruited by EchoStar Communications as Senior Vice President/CIO to provide the innovation, strategy and systems required to build an unassailable competitive advantage, managing a $75 million budget while leading 730 highly technical associates in design and implementation of new and innovative technologies to leverage e-services.
As Vice President, Restaurant Systems for Yum Brands, (CIO – Taco Bell; VP- Next Generation Systems for KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut) Kothari was accountable for transformation of legacy systems to provide the utmost customer value proposition. Kothari also worked for Coors as Vice President, Operations Information Systems and Strategy and CIO, and for Teledyne Water Pik as Vice President, New Products/ New Ventures, Engineering, Systems, Regulatory Affairs and Quality. Beginning in 1993 Kothari served as Vice President, Reengineering Quality & Education for US West Marketing Resource Group. From 1986 – 1993 hew worked for Sara Lee Corporation in various positions. He was ultimately promoted up to Director, Worldwide Technology/Processes for Sara Lee Personal Products (Textile Division) in Winston-Salem, NC. There his work included assisting in the implementation of operation excellence initiatives and information technology systems in divisions worldwide. He also served on advisory boards of many companies. Most notable is the Denver Black Arts Festival and The University of Denver, College Campus. He is also the past Board of Director for InterGlobe Technologies.
Susan O’Leary is a lawyer who has represented some of the world’s leading eGambling operators and gambling service providers including many of Alderney’s licensees. She has a keen sense of what they require from a jurisdiction: a strong pragmatic regulator who understands the commercial environment, a resilient technical infrastructure, a favourable tax system, excellent support services and a fees system that allows businesses to grow.
Benjamin Föckersperger is a serial entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in establishing profitable businesses. His major areas of expertise lay in Business Development, Fundraising, and Entrepreneurship with a focus on internet businesses, (i)gaming, crypto currency, and emerging technologies. He is currently involved in Business Development and Consultancy Roles in several of
his ventures, such as esports.com, jackpot.de, myjackpot.com, fantasysport.com and privately doing angel investments, coaching as well as M&A consulting through his Foeckersperger Ventures and Blue Terra Ventures. He has founded and sold several companies since the age of 17 with 4xPlatform GmbH being the recent-most company he has successfully sold.
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Thierry Pujol is Director of Sport Integrity at FDJ, the French National Lottery.
He is also Special Advisor to the President.
Joining FDJ in 2005, Thierry was appointed Director of Security and Risk Management until July 2015. His new position is focused on the prevention and monitoring of manipulation of sports competition related to sports betting as well as at a national level as at an international one.
Since the beginning of 2015, he is Vice President of the Executive Committee of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), system of alert and exchange of information in sports betting composed of 29 betting operators located all over the world.
Mr. Mujahid Rupani, popularly called Mojo, has always been a technology maverick who embarked on his journey in the burgeoning technology sector in 1999 and continued on a path that would see him found one of India’s most promising technology companies.
Mojo’s humble beginning as a web master enabled him to capitalize on the opportunity to sharpen and enhance his skills and work on one of the top 4 portals for the 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup, which helped launch his consulting career in infrastructure design for a prominent broadband network in Mumbai. After multiple projects in implementing complex network lines to keep pace with the new digital revolution in India, and with an in-depth experience in the field, in 2001, Mojo along with Mr Madan Desai headed the Internet Service Division of Compulink India Pvt. Ltd. with the goal of providing seamless broadband services to the local market.
Compulink’s success enabled Mojo to expand into Telecom with the founding of Golden Tiger Telecom Pvt. Ltd. in 2003. The company rapidly grew from 8 clients to over 550 in a very short time with several successful projects with companies such as CEAT Ltd., Bayer Pharma and the Poonawallas. Having established a reputation for rapid and effective execution of projects, Mojo began consulting with Route Mobile Limited as the Chief Technical Officer and this brought him together with the Rajdip Gupta. Together, they identified a huge opportunity in the E-sports and Gaming industry and in 2017, Rajdip and Mojo founded Cobx Gaming Pvt. Ltd.
The global gaming industry is massive and India has tremendous opportunities in the segment where Mojo and Rajdip are working to bring awareness and organization to this nascent sector. Mojo’s expertise in Linux, virtualization, SAN technologies, routing, management and entrepreneurship make him one of the youngest, most promising tech talents in India today.
Mojo loves to indulge in his love for food and reading in his leisure time. His favourite dish is the Seekh Kabab and considers How To Kill A Mockingbird to be amongst the finest books ever written.
Christina has over 25 years’ experience in the betting, and gambling industry. Starting out in the pre-dotcom era, she has a career spanning land, internet and mobile, covering all aspects of gaming operations, holding senior roles with some of the world’s best known brands (including William Hill and Virgin) responsible for managing multiple business disciplines, functions and teams across a range of channels, products and customers, including regulatory compliance and money laundering.
She is currently Principal Consultant at 1710 Gaming Ltd working with start-ups, investors, established operators, regulators, law enforcement and industry groups across the world, advising on all aspects of the gaming and gambling cycle – from market research and analysis, to licensing and compliance, products and marketing, project management and business strategy, to full operational set-up and customer engagement.
She remains an active Compliance Officer and MLRO, non-Executive Director and Board member, and regularly contributes to industry publications and international events. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Politics, and a Master’s degree in Classic.
Pariekshit Maadishetti – Founder, Taj Rummy. Over 7 years of work Experience in Technical Services and Outsourcing in the area of Operations, Strategy and Business Research.
Founder/Director, Experienced in Planning, Development of International Business with Online Media & Gaming. Operations, Process Engineering, Transitions/Migration, Training & Process Excellence, Creating Brand Value, partnerships through Online/Offline Media Solutions. Managing small and medium outsourced/ captive operations. Setting up and Building Offshore Development Centers, Building and Managing Teams, Project/ Resource/ Risk/ Software Management, Process Refinements, Quality Assessments and Audits.
Sales & Marketing, Account/Client Management, IT Outsourcing / Offshore Alliances, Analyst / Public Relations.
Arvind Upadhyay is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who has previously co-founded several successful companies such as Whow Games, 3LuckyGuys, Blue Terra Ventures, and Glück Games. Within online businesses, he primarily focuses on Online Games (including iGaming), Blockchain businesses, and IT-based projects in India and DACH regions. Apart from his own ventures, other companies where has held an active role in the past: Microsoft, Plinga, LeROI Marketing.
Nandan is Principal Lawyer at LawNK, based in Bangalore, India. His practice specialises in sports, technology and media laws, with clients ranging from international and national sports federations, to leagues, teams, sponsors and athletes.
Nandan graduated with a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University, B.C.L. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Oxford (on a Rhodes Scholarship) and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He acts as Managing Trustee of GoSports Foundation, a non-profit that provides scholarships and support to junior Indian athletes.
Nitin is part of Sports and Gaming practice at Krida Legal. Having a considerable experience of Gaming and Anti-Doping laws, he has represented leading sportsmen, government authorities and private organisations before the Courts, Arbitral Tribunals and Anti-Doping Authorities. Nitin advises clients on development and implementation of sports leagues, online gaming platforms, a number of companies offering poker and rummy services, laws relating to gambling, betting.
He has assisted in advising the Government of Bhutan on gaming laws. Further, he has represented the wrestler Narsingh Yadav before National Anti Doping Agency and Court of Arbitration for Sports and football players before the AIFF Players Status Committee.
Madhav Gupta is the Co-founder and Partner of Baadshah Gaming. He comes with an experience of over one and a half decade. Hestarted his career with Candico where he was an Executive Director. He later moved on and co-founded AppleCartInkthat catered to a niche segment. To add to his portfolio, he has also co-founded Candico Retail Company and setup a retail presence of 45 stores and kiosks. Madhav Guptaalso looks after the Poker operations at Casino Pride, Goa.
Madhav Gupta’s love for Poker found its way to professional games, making him a well-known personality in the Poker circle. He has competed in tournaments across the world from Vegas to Macau and finished in the top 10 percentile in multiple events including winning a few.
Madhav Gupta holds a degree from Harrow School, Londonin Math, Physics and Economics. The all-rounder that he is, he was a member of the Rugby Team and the captain of his Debate Team in Harrow school. He also has a double major in Economics and Finance and a Minor in Marketing from Babson College, Boston.
Vaibhav Gaggar is the Managing Partner of Gaggar & Associates (G&A Law) - a full service law firm with special focus on Anti-Trust/Competition, Corporate frauds & Money Laundering, Cyber & Intellectual Property Laws, Banking and Foreign Exchange laws, Gaming Laws, Environmental Laws and Domestic & International Arbitrations.
Based out of its headquarters in New Delhi, Vaibhav has successfully led as the main counsel in some of the most complex and high stake litigations in India. He has represented the Competition Commission of India as well as various prominent Corporate & individual Clients before various Courts and Authorities specially in relation to Competition and Anti – Trust laws.
Vaibhav has also been acknowledged for his contribution - being the architect and author of the Nagaland Prohibition of Gaming and Promotion and Regulation of Online Games of Skill Act, 2016 (passed by the Nagaland legislative assembly).
Known for his in-depth working knowledge of business domains and sectors, Vaibhav serves the Board of Advisors of leading companies, especially in the online business domain, telecom, real estate and hospitality sectors.
For his deep understanding of Corporate and Commercial Laws and extensive experience of handling an array of issues, Vaibhav is often consulted on legal issues pertaining to structuring and strategy for the e-commerce, gaming, real estate, start-ups & emerging businesses. He has structured numerous domestic and FDI oriented private equity, venture capital, joint venture take-over deals across spectrum.
Vaibhav is highly recommended by leading legal publications for his expertise and is often invited to speak on numerous legal issues ranging from Competition laws to Gaming, Technology and Real Estate sectors in Knowledge Conferences. He actively participates in various panel discussions on leading news & business channels.
With over 17 years of experience and a decade of proven track record in IT sector, Anuj Gupta has emerged as a catalyst for the growth of online gaming industry in India. Anuj is a leader who has fought all odds to bring online gaming (poker) to a level that has never been seen in India before.
The Alumnus of IIT Delhi is behind the largest poker site in India, Adda52, the largest offline gaming event in India (Deltin Poker Tournament Series) and the launch of the first and largest poker league in India (Poker Sports League). He continues to fight for the foundation of online poker games as socially accepted skill game in India. His expert opinion is sought after in well-known international conferences like, iGaming Conferences. He is also consulted and quoted by GamingCompliance which is an international business intelligence agency for the gaming industry and leading publications like Economic Times, Silicon India etc.
Andrew Pearson was born in Pakistan, grew up in Singapore and was educated in England and America. With a degree in psychology from UCLA, Pearson has had a varied career in IT, marketing, mobile technology, social media and entertainment.
In 2011, Pearson relocated to Hong Kong to open Qualex Asia Limited, bringing its parent company's experience into the ASEAN region. Pearson is currently the Managing Director of Intelligencia Limited, a leading implementer of BI, CI, data warehousing, data modeling, predictive analytics, data visualization, digital marketing, mobile, social media and cloud solutions for the gaming, finance, telco, hospitality and retail industries. Pearson is currently working on projects in countries such as Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Australia. Pearson has also leveraged Intelligencia's expertise to implement software solutions from such vendors as SAS, HDS, SAP, Qlik, and ITRS at some of the world's biggest casino operators, lottery companies, and sports books.
In 2009, two books that Mr. Pearson edited appeared in print; the first in the Double Down on your Data series, Clive Pearson's How Analytics is Revolutionizing the Casino Industry and Santiago Maggi's Investment Strategies for Uncertain Markets, a book about the financial markets that presciently predicted the 2007 global financial meltdown. In 2010, Pearson also wrote The Mobile Revolution and it was published by Qualex Publishing. In 2013, Pearson was invited to write a chapter in Global Mobile: Applications and Innovations for the Worldwide Mobile Ecosystem, a book on mobile technology. The book, which was co-authored by several of the mobile industry's leading figures, was published in July 2013. In 2017, Pearson published The Predictive Casino, a book about how analytics should be used in the casino industry.
Pearson is also a noted columnist, writing on topics such as mobile media, social media, predictive analytics and cloud technology for such publications as ComputerWorld HK, The Journal of Mobile and Social Media Marketing and The Mobile Marketer. Pearson is also a member of the editorial board of the upcoming Journal of Business-to-Consumer Marketing as well as the president of the Advanced Analytics Association of Macau.
Mozambique is more than just a beautiful tourist destination, it has a thriving gambling industry and is a popular location for online casino operators, land-based and online sports betting, to set up operations.
The Mozambique Gambling board oversees all gambling activities in the region and is also a member of GRAF. Felix Mukaxe is the gambling inspector at the Mozambique Gambling Board. He has worked with the Regulator for 21 years, now. He has been involved in drafting the gambling legislation since the year of 1996.
Presently, he is leading the team of lawyers who are advising the government on amending the Gaming Act, which has been deposited to the Ministers Council.
Ms. Adhikari co-heads the Media Entertainment & Gaming practice groups at Nishith Desai Associates in Mumbai.
While she has been engaged in the advisement and representation of clients across various industries and sectors, her niche focus has been advising gaming clients including a number of top European and domestic poker and sports betting businesses. She has experience particularly on the structuring and documentation for cross-border joint ventures and technology collaborations, international commercial contracts, licensing agreements and intellectual property issues.
She has been listed as the Recommended Attorney for Gaming Laws in India by Global Law Experts since 2015 and won the “Excellence in Gaming Law – India” awards at both the 2015 and 2016 Corporate Live Wire Legal Awards. She has also been inducted as a member of the prestigious International Masters of Gaming Law and actively advises All India Gaming Federation on their endeavors for the industry.
She has been invited to speak regularly at a number of seminars and conferences, both within India and abroad and is also the recipient of the Microsoft Scholarship for Intellectual Property Rights in 2008.
Manoj Jain is currently the Vice President at Deltin Group. The Deltin Group, owned by Delta Corp Ltd – has redefined the country’s gaming and hospitality services.
Benjamin Carlotti, Co-founder and Managing Director, holds a Master in Sport Finance (Georgetown University). He was a financial consultant for three years, as well as a shareholder of a mobile gaming company. Benjamin has been following the evolution of the Fantasy Sports industry in the USA and has anticipated its rise on the European market. He therefore launched Oulala.com four years ago. He regularly speaks at conferences, and contributes to various B2B publications.
Albert Climent is an entrepreneur and gaming consultant based in India, with a background in the European and Asian gambling world. He has worked as a consultant to gaming operations, in both pre and post regulated markets, and is a well-respected old hand in international betting circles. Albert is a veteran of the Asian gaming scenario, having followed the development of the main markets in the region for the past decade.
Laxmi Khanolkar, CEO and Co-Founder, Apar Games, acted as catalyst in successfully building Apar Games as India’s leading game development company. With over 100 published titles, Apar Games has a vast range of clients cutting across world geographies from China to Europe and even USA.
With more than a decade of work experience, Laxmi is an accomplished professional in the gaming industry and has worked with some of the renowned clients. Prior to starting Apar Games in May 2007, Laxmi served as producer at Rediff.com for a couple of years. Prior to her stint as an Associate Producer at Jump Games formerly known as Paradox Studios, Laxmi also worked on mobile games at Grey Matter India. She started her career with LumenPhon Multimedia Pvt. Ltd. as a graphic designer.
During her career, Laxmi worked across various platforms including 3D games, online games, mobile games and has also directed corporate films.
A graduate from Sir J.J.College Of Fine Arts in 1999, games as a career just happened to Laxmi. With a master’s degree in Information Management from Welingkar’s Institute of Management, enjoys dabbling in paints and photography when not working.
Kit L. Szybala is the Director of Research and Analysis at Global Market Advisors (“GMA”). As GMA’s Director of Research and Analysis, Mr. Szybala has created over 150 robust financial models in various gaming markets across the globe. In addition to these financial models, Mr. Szybala has written a multitude of extensive, analytical reports, including feasibility studies, impact and cannibalization studies, gaming market assessments, and strategic planning assessments.
Mr. Szybala has in depth experience in a variety of markets throughout the globe. Recently, he completed a white paper entitled “Gaming in India: An Evaluation of the Market’s Potential” and assisted in the completion of GMA’s white paper entitled “Japan Integrated Resorts.” Additionally, Mr. Szybala is a visiting lecturer at the School of Continuing Education at UNR where he teaches a class on casino feasibility analysis. Mr. Szybala is also a periodic contributor to Global Gaming Business Magazine.
Mr. Szybala graduated from Southern Methodist University as a Hunt Leadership Scholar with degrees in Finance and International Studies giving him a thorough understanding of international business and financial modeling. While studying at the university, Mr. Szybala also gained extensive experience abroad, both working for Oracle Corporation in London, United Kingdom and studying at the University of Oxford.
Roland Landers is the CEO, All India Gaming Federation and an accomplished leader in Gaming, Media & Sport business with comprehensive experience of 23+ years in managing & executing strategic initiatives that have contributed to profitable business growth. Exposure to diversified Companies having International presence.
Ahead of the curve in the dynamic global Media Entertainment Industry – built top ranked global media brands, statistical systems and created robust Intellectual Properties (IPs).
Domain expertise of the business of sport with a deep understanding of all aspects of the ecosystem including sports sponsorship evaluation, content syndication and affiliate sales, bidding for rights, building IP’s, player management. In-depth Industry knowledge ; experience in the Indian International Gaming Industry including Fantasy Sports Gaming. keen student of digital marketing, social media marketing, digital content creation and delivery platforms.
Guest speaker at INSEAD Singapore and other leading Management Institutes. Built strong relationships with the World’s best speakers & experts in Academia, Media & Marketing Communications.
Ms. Aahna Mehrotra works as an independent ‘Sports Law and Management Consultant’ in Mumbai, India. She was called to the Bar in May, 2011 and has gained considerable exposure through her experiences at different institutions worldwide.
Aahna is actively involved in day-to-day affairs of the business of sports. Apart from working on matters in the Delhi High Court and National Anti-Doping Tribunal, she regularly advises her clients on matters relating to transfer of players, selection disputes, league formulation, dispute resolution and arbitration, intellectual property rights, media and broadcasting rights, sponsorship and merchandising agreements, gambling, fantasy sports and contract law.
Creator of several successful enterprises in the technology, engineering, IT and security sectors. Daniel is a Leader, Entrepreneur and Investor with international experience in the fields of technology and online gaming. A strategic thinker with a passion for start-ups and delivering great results. He has previously worked with TopBetta, Social Figures, New Era Group, Next Group, and Honeywell.
Kevin Carpenter, Special Counsel, Sports Integrity, is an internationally recognised sports lawyer with a wealth of experience in regulatory and governance issues across a diverse range of sports, including football, volleyball, boxing, swimming and ice hockey.
Kevin has assisted the FIFA integrity department with analysing evidence and drafting case reports for FIFA judicial bodies. Prior to that, he was engaged by FIFA and INTERPOL to deliver a training session on ‘Establishing Good Governance to Tackle Match-fixing and Corruption’.
He was engaged by the International Olympic Committee to design and deliver sports investigator training for international Olympic federations, alongside the global police organization INTERPOL, at the IOC’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. Kevin has worked extensively with the Council of Europe (CoE) and was asked by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to co-author a ‘Resource Guide on Good Practices in the Investigation of Match-Fixing’.
Nitish Mittersain is the Founder and Managing Director of Nazara Technologies. Incubated in the year 2000, with its headquarter in Mumbai, Nazara Technologies is a leading mobile games publisher that caters to large mobile consumer base in India and emerging markets including the Middle East and Africa. Nitish is instrumental in the ideation and reviewing performances of games developed at Nazara Technologies. Nitish aims to combine technology with a compelling experience to create innovative applications to the mobile environment. Under his leadership, Nazara has been ranked amongst the top 2 mobile companies in terms of deck presence and WAP revenues in India and amongst the top 3 in the UAE and has ranked 17th in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 – India in 2010. With Nitish’s substantial experience and expertise, Nazara has managed to secure exclusive distributing for EA mobile games across the Middle East, Africa, Srilanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Nitish has served as the Chairman of the Mobile Value Added Services Expert Committee (2009-2010) of the Indian Merchants Chambers, India's oldest business organization. He is also on the Asia board of the MEF (Mobile Ecosystem Forum), a global association for mobile content and commerce and takes active participation on matters related to drive market growth. He has been widely recognized in the industry for his contributions to the gaming and mobile VAS industries in India.
When not at work, Nitish likes to relax and plays a range of wood-winds instruments such as the clarinet, soprano saxophone, and flute. Being a jazz music aficionado, Nitish plays an alto saxophone and is a part of a jazz band called Jazzy Joe and Jazz Junkies that performs in many of Mumbai's clubs and pubs.
Gautam is part of the Sports and Gaming and Litigation practice at Krida Legal. Having a considerable experience in the domain of Litigation and Gaming and Anti-Doping laws, he has represented leading sportsmen, government authorities and private organisations and clients in these domains of law. Gautam advises clients on development and implementation of sports leagues, online gaming platforms, anti-doping regulations, laws relating to gambling, betting etc. Gautam also advises clients on civil and criminal litigation as well as consumer protection matters. He regularly appears before the Delhi High Court, Delhi District Courts, Consumer Redressal Forums, National Anti-Doping Agency Tribunal and Court of Arbitration for Sports. Further, he has represented football Players before the AIFF Players Status Committee.
Jay Sayta is a B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) graduate from W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) Kolkata. He runs http://glaws.in/ India's first and only website monitoring gambling, betting and lottery laws. Jay has researched and written extensively on gambling and betting laws for various online and offline publications and academic journals like The Statesman, Scroll, The Wire, Swarajya, Asia Gaming Brief etc.
In 2015, Jay filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Bombay High Court to enforce the Maharashtra Casinos (Control & Tax) Act, 1976, a four decades legislation that legalised casinos in the state of Maharashtra. Based on Jay's PIL, the High Court directed the government to consider implementation of the casinos legislation in a time-bound manner. Currently, the state government of Maharashtra is looking at permitting licensed casinos based on Jay’s PIL.
Jay has also been quoted as an expert in various publications such as Financial Times, Times of India, Mint, Economic Times, The Telegraph, The Hindu, Deccan Chronicle, India Today, Caravan, The Sunday Guardian etc.
Jay has also spoken on the issue of gambling legislation at various fora such as Indian Merchants’ Chambers (IMC), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), ICE Totally Gaming, All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) etc.
Jay has advised many Indian and International gaming, betting and lottery companies on various legal, regulatory, taxation and commercial aspects. Jay is also a consultant and legal advisor to Delta Corp Ltd., one of India’s largest and only publicly listed gaming and hospitality company with interests in casinos, real estate, hotels and online skill games.
A die-hard Manchester United and Indian cricket team fan, Harsh is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA from Columbia Business School. Dream11 is the second venture for Harsh, having previously launched and successfully led the acquisition of Red Digital (a social media agency) by Gozoop. Harsh is committed to help Indian sports fans use their sports knowledge & skill to play on Dream11.
In his free time, Harsh enjoys playing football, loves pampering his dogs or is usually planning his next adventure.
Fourth generation bookmaker and part of one of the most recognized family names in the Australian horse racing industry. In 2003 while completing a double degree of Commerce and Liberal Studies at Sydney University (majoring in Finance and Marketing), obtained bookmaking licence and worked on course. By 2008, was already Australia's biggest and most profitable on-course bookmaker with turnover of over $200 million p.a. In 2010 combined passion for bookmaking with finance and marketing knowledge to launch the online sports betting business TOMWATERHOUSE.COM. Within two years this became one of the largest Australian online sports betting companies. TomWaterhouse.com in this time grew from employing three people to 110 and from less than 1,000 clients to approximately 200,000. In August 2013 TOMWATERHOUSE.COM was sold to William Hill, (continued as Managing Director of TOMWATERHOUSE.COM) In July 2014 became CEO of William Hill Australia operating the Tomwaterhouse.com, Centrebet and Sportingbet brands with approx. 500 people and one million clients. Currently leading William Hill Australia as a leading digital online wagering business.
Steven Burton, Managing Director of Genius Sports, is an internationally recognised sports lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience advising sports leagues and federations, including the English Premier League, Football DataCo, La Liga, the ATP and the International Tennis Federation.
A former Partner at Couchmans LLP, Steven is regarded by independent legal directory Chambers & Partners as “the foremost legal authority” in the collection, protection and commercialisation of official sports data. He is actively involved in a number of global integrity initiatives such as the Council of Europe and is a member of the Experts Group for the International Forum on Sports Integrity.
Ratul Sethi is the head of operations of Golden Gaming International Pvt. Ltd., The first organisation to offer unbeatable experience in online gaming and virtual sports in India. A master in mechanical engineering, Ratul has been instrumental in establishing initial processes of the online gaming and lottery trade in Sikkim, India. Ratul aspires to blur the lines between the virtual and the reality of gaming and finally aims to diversify and explore the field of sports betting in India.
Golden Gaming International Pvt. Ltd. is synonymous with lottery and on-line gaming and sports betting in the Indian Republic. We have pan-India presence where legal. We are presently number one in sales and revenue in the State of Sikkim and expect to repeat the same in the State of Nagaland shortly. We plan to expand our on-line gaming business to new horizons and make our presence felt throughout the globe.
Anutosh Chatterjee is a Subject Matter Expert ( SME ) in the global iGaming space. Being based out of Hyderabad, India ,Anutosh has a significant knowledge and experience for the Indian sub-continent. Anutosh started his career in GVC holding in 2003 as part of their core marketing team and has been exposed to all aspect of real money wagering from paper lotteries to online betting. Anutosh has successfully launched multiple products across various gambling spectrum in India and abroad. His insights in this domain , will surely enlighten us.
Harsh Kothari is a veteran in eSports industry in India, starting from 2014, organizing DOTA2 tournaments on national level, creating opportunities and providing platform to esports enthusiasts across the nation. In 2016 after completing his International MBA from Nyenrode Business Universiteit The Netherlands, he came back to India, to continue his dream of having an esports and gaming organization in India and started operations in Mumbai under the banner of Neon Gaming Studio. It became one of the first companies to produce an event with both online and offline events. His dream is to set up a company with multi discipline operations in electronic sports market in India.