Dr. Aruna Sharma

Former Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT Government of India and a Development Economist's

Dr. Aruna Sharma is an IAS officer of the 1982 batch of the MP cadre. She is an avid practitioner of Development Economics. Dr. Sharma retired in 2018. She has served as the Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Secretary, Steel in the Government of India. She was a Member of Reserve Bank of India's High-level Committee on Deepening the digital payments in India. She has also worked in several capacities with the Government of Madhya Pradesh. She is part of conversations on Economy, Digital, Social Innovation, E-Commerce, Crypto, Telecom, MSMEs and Rural Development.

She has actively contributed to tangible policy open house deliberations and subsequent changes such as:

  • Extension of deadlines in tokenization till all stakeholders are fully prepared for the same
  • Critique on the aspects of the Non- Personal.. Data Protection Bill and subsequent removal of it from the Data Protection Bill
  • Advocated for a dedicated chapter on e-commerce in the upcoming FTP
  • Spearheaded the concerns against draft consumer rules in June 2021 which has since been subsequently suspended by the government

Mr. Satish Mathur

Former Director General of Police of Maharashtra

Ex-DGP Mathur stranded in flood for 12 hours near ‘Umred’ Satish Mathur is a 1981-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.
He took the charge of DGP Maharashtra on 31st July 2016. He is also the first IPS officer to be trained by the NSG. He was also the first IPS officer to become the Director General, Legal & Technical after it was created by the state to improve the conviction rate in Maharashtra.

He has also served in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), where he was involved in the crucial investigations of the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. He has held several other postings including his tenure as Additional DG, Establishment, Police Commissioner, Pune, five years with Air India on Central deputation, and Joint Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Mumbai. He is an alumnus of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

Vidushpat Singhania

Managing Partner, Krida Legal

Vidushpat Singhania is amongst the leading Sports & Gaming lawyers in India and is well recognized and acknowledged worldwide for his expertise on online skill games, league formation and rights structuring, FEMA and Tax implications, related commercial transactions and anti-doping disputes. He is also instrumental in drafting of several laws and policies related to sports and gaming in various jurisdictions and has authored several publications including the title on “Law & Sports in India”, which is a leading reference work.

He is an advocate registered with the Delhi Bar Council and a member of various councils and governing bodies such as British Association of Sport and Law, International Association of Sports Lawyers, Secretary Indian Premier League Probe, FICCI National Sports Committee, Sports Authority of India, Gaming and Leisure Group of UK-India Business Council, Regulatory Commission of the Indian Super League and International Association of Gaming Advisors and ASSOCHAM’s Sports Committee, among others.

Vaibhav Kakkar

Partner – Corporate and Regulatory, Luthra and Luthra

Vaibhav has a unique mix of extensive regulatory and transactional expertise, and specializes in structuring transactions (especially cross-border), and advising on foreign investment/exchange laws, company law, securities laws, TMT laws and gaming laws. He has advised several global corporations on appropriate strategies in relation to investments in India and domestic and multinational clients including cross-border M&A, JV, PE transactions. He has in-depth experience with industry-specific legal and regulatory issues in sectors including gaming, retail, real estate, telecommunications, pharma, education and the financial sector. He regularly advises on policy issues pertaining to the industry and worked with some of the largest online gaming companies in India. He regularly comments in the media on issues of current interest and legal developments related to the sector.