Gaming
Masterclass

series by Akamai

Nov - Dec 2021

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India’s gamers are the fastest growing gaming population in the world. With a total population of 1.4 billion, over 330 million are playing games today, primarily on mobile devices.

Gaming companies are on a mission to ensure they do not lose out on the screen time that is now limited and split between all forms of entertainment available to consumers – whether it is OTT, Social Media or Gaming.
Gamers are very vocal with their communities and can be extremely critical when a gaming or game streaming experience does not offer the highest quality on every level that they expect.
The world’s most innovative popular gaming companies and platforms trust Akamai to deliver the best gaming experiences. How do we do it?
We’ve curated a Gaming Masterclass Series partnering with GameEon Studios, Akamai’s customers and industry experts to take you through all the core aspects to consider and deliver while working with the largest, most popular and innovative companies, including all the apparent and not easy to understand bells and whistles that make Gaming experiences fast, reliable and secure.
Join us LIVE across 5 Masterclasses giving you access to unique insights and learning from Akamai’s vantage point and from Gaming experts coming from all over the world over the course of November and December.

Sessions

Before They Press "Start"
Improve The Player Experience with a Responsive UI
Criminal Economics and the Gaming Industry
Leveling Up with Content
The Next Billion Players (Fireside Chat)
Wednesday, Nov 10th, 5:00 to 6:00 PM IST
Wednesday, Nov 24th, 5:00 to 6:00 PM IST
Wednesday, Dec 1st, 5:00 to 6:00 PM IST
Wednesday, Dec 8th, 5:00 to 6:00 PM IST
Wednesday, Dec 15th, 5:00 to 6:00 PM IST

Register now to get an Exclusive Invitation to the Event.

An Akamai representative will reach out to you with a personalized invitation to book your seat.

We look forward to hosting you! 

Speakers

Sr. Industry Marketing Manager - Video Games -
Akamai Technologies

Chief Executive Officer -
GameEon Studios

Sr. Product Marketing Manager -
Akamai Technologies

Threat Researcher -
Akamai Technologies

Investment Professional -
Indian Angel Network

Ritika Tandon

Senior Solutions Engineer -
Akamai Technologies

Senior Solutions Engineer-
Akamai Technologies

Chief Information Officer-
Santander UK

Sponsored by Akamai Technologies LLC

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Before They Press “Start” – Nov 10th, 5:00 to 6:00 PM IST 

There’s a sense of excitement and anxiety as a game loads on your screen. What’s my first move? What’s my move after that? How do I get a better result than the previous attempt? How do I improve my score? 

All this before the game starts! The experience starts before the game starts. To architect a winning game whether on a mobile or PC, performance is key to ensure your gamers have the fastest and seamless time-to-play. 

In the last decade, game development has shifted tremendously. Traditionally, games were developed and released as a stand-alone game for gamers to play by themselves. Now, the majority of the games are hyper connected with a global audience of millions playing at the same time. Add in features such as microtransactions for monetization as well as high prize pools for esports competitions and you have a recipe for disaster when launching and maintaining your game. 

In this session, Jonathan Singer, Senior Industry Manager at Akamai will take you on a journey across the modern video game and how a solid foundation of gaming infrastructure can make or break your game, hosted by Nikhil Malankar, CEO GameEon Studios. 

Improve The Player Experience with a Responsive UI – Nov 24th, 5:00 to 6:00 PM IST

APIs have quickly emerged as a standard way of building and connecting modern applications and are essential for integrating, enabling and driving digital experiences. Modern architectures benefit orgs in a number of ways from increased developer efficiency, connectivity, improved user experience, and faster pace of innovation.

But APIs have unique challenges in the areas of Security, Performance and Reliability. Recent research has shown:

  • How to measure web page performance (are we really talking about “web pages” here? As in the site that you download from? Or are you considering key services within the application “web pages?” If so, I think we need to change the terminology. If the first important thing we say we’re talking about in this list is “web pages” we’re going to lose our audience)
  • Industry-standard metrics for user experience
  • The relationship between performance and load-balancing
  • Architectural best practices  

Join Akamai’s Pavel Despot, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Ritika Tandon Senior Solutions Engineer and Jonathan Singer, Senior Industry Marketing Manager for a perspective of the mobile games industry and how Gaming organizations can navigate this maze of architecture to win on performance and security!

Criminal Economics and the Gaming Industry – Dec 1st, 5:00 to 6:00 PM IST

How much do you really know about how the criminal economy works? Do you really understand their motivations, their methods, and how they interact with one another? Join this session as we discuss the who, what, how, and why of criminal attacks on the games industry.

Here are the key questions that will be answered in this session:

 

Join Akamai’s Steve Ragan, Threat Researcher and Jonathan Singer, Senior Industry Marketing Manager, as they delve into how criminal economics works in the Gaming industry.

Thank You for Registering!