Arpit Sharma

Managing Director, India, SE Asia and Middle East, NEAR Foundation

Arpit Sharma is an accomplished leader and Managing Director for India, South East Asia and Middle East, at NEAR Foundation, driving expansion efforts. With expertise in blockchain and extensive experience, Arpit has achieved remarkable growth and developed strong partner ecosystems in the web3 space. Previously, he led enterprise growth as VP, Global Enterprises, APAC at Polygon Technology. Arpit has been part of some industry defining metaverse projects. He holds an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Recognized as a thought leader, Arpit has shared his insights at renowned global tech forums. Passionate about technology and travel, he enjoys reading tech-themed books and exploring uncharted destinations.


Main Stage:

Day 1 (August 30), 4:35 PM-5:00 PM (Panel)

Unleashing the Potential: Exploring the Journey of India's 1.2 Billion Mobile Users into Web3 and Immersive Technology

The session will discuss the opportunity & impact of the Metaverse and Web 3.0 on various sectors of the Indian economy, such as entertainment, gaming, finance, healthcare, and education, plus address the challenges of implementing these technologies in India, including issues of digital infrastructure, regulatory frameworks, and consumer adoption.

The panelists will share their thoughts on the future of the Metaverse and Web 3.0 industry in India and the role that Indian companies and entrepreneurs can play in shaping this emerging market. They will discuss the opportunities for innovation, collaboration, and growth in this new field.