Guest Talk: Product Management and Analytics in the Gaming Industry with Vik Agarwal

Friday, May 14, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Vik Agarwal, Lead Product Manager at Zynga, will talk about product management and analytics.


How do I make the next big game? Should I work as a Product Manager or a Producer? What's the best way to run live operations and monetize my game? It's easy to feel overwhelmed by all these questions, whether you're trying to break into the gaming industry or optimizing games to land on the top charts. In this session, we will dive deeper into the skills that a Product Manager needs to break into and succeed in the gaming industry.

Main takeaways:

  • What are the best ways to apply to get your dream job in the gaming industry?
  • What is the difference between the role of a Product, Project and Program Manager?
  • Insight into a day in the life of a Gaming Product Manager.


Vik Agarwal is a Lead Product Manager at Zynga where he is helping launch the next generation of games. After working for over 7 years at multiple gaming studios such as EA, DeNA, Machinezone and Amazon Games, and working on over 8 gaming titles grossing over 2 billion dollars, Vik knows what truly drives the player acquisition, engagement, retention and monetization (AERM) funnel, game monetization and world class live operations. It's all about the players and providing them with an experience they truly value. Vik holds a Masters in Information Security Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon and currently enjoys playing Clash Royale and Archero on Mobile and Age of Empires 2: DE on PC.

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