|DAY 1 - APRIL 30, 2019|
|RETAIL LEADERSHIP CONGRESS|
|10:15 - 11:00||Inaugural
State of retail innovation 2019
An in-depth look at the retail innovation technology and trends to watch in 2019. How to delight today's digital-savvy consumers through personalized, seamless experiences, empower employees with data-driven insights, and optimize retail operations to build more agile organizations and ultimately deliver on the promise of Intelligent Retail.
Keynote by: Vasanth Kumar, Managing Director, Lifestyle International
|11:00 - 11:20||KEYNOTE SESSION I:
Amit Sharma, CEO & Co-Founder, ShopX
|11:20 - 12:15||Omni-channel + Smart Retailing
Session I: The Experience Store
Reimagined Retail: What gets consumer in physical space in digital age What draws people to physical spaces? How multichannel commerce brands can make retail spaces useful, understand the untapped potential of vulnerable real estate -- and how we might reimagine the spaces of consumer culture in a way that allows store brands to address the on-line onslaught.
Session Moderator: Rajat Wahi, Partner, Deloitte Consulting
Samir Modi, Managing Director, Modi Enterprises
Johnson Verghese, Managing Director, Fossil India
Dhruv Bogra, Country Manager, Forever New India, ME & SEA
Osman Arar, Board Member, Orka Holding & General Coordinator, D’S Damat
Vishal Kapil, IT Director Emerging Markets - India, Adidas
Shaurya Seth, Managing Director, Tresor Systems Pvt. Ltd.
|12:15 - 12:45||Session II: How AI led Automation & Big Data is proving a powerful advantage in Retail
A key to success in the emotionally driven fashion industry is the ability to understand, and act on, what consumers want (sometimes before they know it themselves). Leading Retailers are increasingly turning to AI to increase what they know about consumers, products, and competitors to improve every aspect of the business, from product design and development through shopping, buying, and fulfilment. Session Moderator: Ms Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Media India & APAC
Balaji Viswanathan, CEO, Invento Robotics
Yashwanth Kumar, Head of Analytics & Insight, Titan Company Limited Vineet Jain, CEO, Future Group- North
Vikram Idnani, Sr. Vice President and Head-IT, Reliance Retail
Uday Kiran Konathala, CEO & Co-Founder, Bizgaze Limited
Navneeth Shanmugam, Chief Data Scientist and Director of Analytics Partnerships, Arvind Internet
|12:45 - 13:15||Session III - Tomorrow Inc. powered by Entrepreneur
Powered by:How the next generation of family business leaders are re-writing the rules
Aditya Bagri, Director, Bagrrys India Limited
Anchit Nayar, CEO- Retail, Nykaa
Siddhesh Sharma, President, Baidyanath and Founder & CEO, Naturedge Beverages
|13:15 pm - 14:00 pm||Networking Lunch|
Online to Offline
Creating A Physical Store Experience For eCommerce-First Companies
|14:00 pm - 14:30 pm||Session I: What happens when a digital native vertical brand's journey turns physical?
How to successfully take your digital business Physical. Hear from Those who have taken the journey and will share how they made the decision, what became their tipping point, preparations necessary for the transition and what they might do differently if they had the chance.
Shivani Poddar, Co-Founder, FabAlley & Indya
Preeta Sukhtankar, Founder, The Label Life
Amisha Jain, CEO, Zivame
Raghav Verma, Co-founder, Chaayos
Amit Chaudhary, Co-Founder, Lenskart
Amit Sharma, CEO & Co-Founder, ShopX
Aman Gupta, Co-founder, boAt
|14:30 pm - 14:40 pm||Keynote Session II: Customer-Centric Digital Transformation: How the front-end customer experience journey should lead the transformation of businesses
Anurag Sehgal, Managing Director, Experiential Design Lab Pvt. Ltd.
|14:40 pm - 14:50 pm||Session III: The Digital Payments in South East Asia - The Story So Far
Diwakar Kaushik, Head of Product, Go-Pay (Go-Jek)
|14:50 pm - 15:00 pm||Session IV: Evolving Refrigeration Demands from Retail Industry Srikant Subramanian, GM – Marketing, Blue Star Limited|
|15:00 pm - 15:30 pm||Session V: The New Rules of Retail Branding
Sudhir Pai, Head – Exclusive Retail and Alliances, Wonderchef
Ankur Damani, Country Head – India, Le Creuset
Vineet Haralalka, Head of Ecommerce & Large Format Retail, Wills Lifestyle
|15:30 pm - 15:50 pm||Session VI: How Corporate can Marry with New Innovations : Connecting Startups to Corporate Retail
In order to win in the Digital era, Indian corporates need to up their ante and indulge with budding entrepreneurs to co-create and co-exist new age retail and ecommerce.
Parijat Purohit, Co-Founder, WinJam, Singapore
|15:50 pm - 16:30 pm||Session VII: Building a Brand Fast
Predicting the future of retail: A VC-Retailer perspective with focus on:
Session Moderator: Rajesh Srivastava, Chairman & MD, Rabo Equity Advisors
Ankit Agarwal, Director, InnoVen Capital India Pvt. Ltd.
Anchit Gupta, Director, Samara Capital
Anup Jain, Managing Partner, Orios Venture Partners
Rajesh Sharma, Director, Brand Capital
|16:30 pm - 16:40 pm||Session VIII: The Great Debate - what next for malls? The mall developers have one thing in common: the battle for footfall and conversion. How do developers tackle the big question of how to deliver results and their views on the future role of the mall? Pankaj Jain, Managing Director, KW Group|
|16:40 pm - 16:50 pm||Session IX: Last Mile Delivery Amartya Guha, Associate Director-Supply Chain, Flipkart|
|16:50 pm - 17:30 pm||Session X: MAKE IN INDIA > MAKE FOR INDIA: The Indian Origin Brands Share What Retail and Digital Strategies Work, to Build a Successful Brand in India's Diverse Marketplace
Competing against International players is always a huge challenge for independent SME Retailers, but how have they succeeded?
Lalit Agarwal, CMD, V-Mart Retail Ltd.
Pankaj Jain, Managing Director, KW Group
JP Shukla, Director, Nysaa Retail Private Limited
Kunaal Kumar, Owner, Modern Bazaar
Sandeep Kapoor, Chairman & Managing Director, SHR Lifestyles Pvt. Ltd.
|DAY 2 - MAY 1, 2019|
|10:15 - 10:30||Keynote: Learning's from China Shyam Unnikrishnan, Partner, Bain & Company|
|10:30 - 11:00||KEYNOTE SESSION I: Consumer Consciousness for Future Retail Innovations
Customers First. Technology Second: New Rules For Your BusinessSession Highlights:
|11:00 - 11:40||Session I: Digital Payments in India – The Story so far
Tanya Naik, Director, Payments, PayPal India
Vikas Bansal, Director, Amazon Pay
Puneet Jain, Vice President - Business, Paytm
Rohit Kulkarni, Vice President- South Asia, Middle-east and North Africa, Payoneer
Akash Sinha, CEO, Cashfree
Ashneer Grover, CEO & Co- Founder, BharatPe
|11:40 - 11:55||SESSION II: Integrated loyalty: Increasing customer loyalty
Vineet Narang, Founder and CEO, MobiQuest
|11:55 - 12:10||SESSION II: Mega Session: Cross Border Ecommerce – The Future of Ecommerce Keynote: Lui Tong, COO & Business Development Director, StrawberryNet, Hong Kong|
|12:10 - 12:25||Keynote Session III: Retail's New Storefront Nitin Chopra, Industry Head – eCommerce& Retail, Facebook India|
|12:25 pm - 13:00 pm||SESSION III: FMCG: Harnessing The Digital Potential
Eretail market has grown three times, within total FMCG retail sales in the last two years. Estimates are that by 2020, 40% of FMCG purchases in some select categories will go online. E-commerce as a distribution channel for FMCG is expected to grow to become a $6 billion industry. Keynote:Kamaldeep Singh, President – Food LOB, Future Group
Session Moderator: Sushant Rabra, Partner Digital Consulting Services, KPMG
Shikha Lal, Director – Quality Capabilities & Digital Transformation, Unilever
Ashish Jain, Head – Digital and eCommerce, Godrej and Boyce
Anant Goel, Co–Founder & CEO, Milkbasket
Sharad Sharma, Head of eCommerce, Havells India
Anil Bhavnani, Director BPO and Digital transformation, Pfizer
|13:00 - 13:10||Session IV: How Innovation is Changing the World of Retail Tarandeep Chandhok, Managing Director, Accenture|
|13:10 - 13:40||Session V: A CEO perspective : The evolution of Retail and How Retailers are enabling Innovation in 2019 Forward
Innovation is more than just new technology -- it is about building the culture in the organisation to implement innovation. The CEO panel will share their experiences on building those fundamentals for success including proper organizational structure, how to incentivize for innovation, developing new ideas at scale, as well as junior level executive buy-in and more.
Manjula Tiwari, CEO Future Style Lab, Future Group
Vishal Trehan, Group CEO, Inceptra Lifestyle
Akash Sinha, CEO, Cashfree
Rajul Agarwal, Retail Industry & Innovation Lead, Accenture
Rajesh Jain, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Lacoste
|13:40 pm - 14:15 pm||Networking Lunch|
|Future of Industry Roundtable|
|SESSION I: The Science behind the Art: How retailers can use data to improve Throughput
The driving force of much of today's retail transformation lies in the hands of the hyper-connected consumer. Retail is no longer centered on products but focused more on the customer and their experiences. So how can data play a role in the customer experience?
Nipun Sharma, Senior Manager – Analytics, Flipkart
Suryansh Jaiswal, Manager Data Analyst, Nykaa.com
Yashwanth Kumar, Head of Analytics & Insight, Titan Company Limited
Aaditya Sindhu, Data Scientist, Grofers
Prafulla Shukla, Senior Manager, Data Science, WalmarteCommerce
Sunil Rathee, Sr. Data Scientist, Swiggy
|16:30- 17:30||SESSION II: Future of Customer Experience
Customer Experience is the largest driver of business for retail companies both online and offline.
Sukaran Thakur, Brand Manager, Brand Manager – WLS, ITC LRBD Ltd
Abhishek Mohla, Head E–commerce & Omni channel, ASICS
Narendra Motwani, Head – Ecommerce & Digital Marketing, Malabar Gold and Diamonds
Nishrit Shrivastva, Co-Founder, StalkBuyLove
Shantanu Sharma, Business Consultant, Seven by MS Dhoni
Ayushi Gudwani, Founder & CEO, FableStreet
Kulpam Peshin, Vice President, Lenskart
|SESSION III: The Merchandiser as the new ecommerce Leader
In the advent of Omni-channel retail the role of merchandising heads has become extremely important. Merchandisers' perspective is both broad and deep as they work with marketing, understand analytics of sales and share the levers to pull from a financial standpoint. With endless aisles has accelerated the lifecycle of consumer trends, and, most importantly, produced an expectation among consumers that retailers will tailor and curate products just for them. How merchandisers must apply big data and automation not only for assortment planning but for Understanding of Consumer Demand and Customers' Paths to Purchase.
Ramyaraj Rath, Assistant Vice President – Head of Merchandising & Planning, Lifestyle International Pvt Ltd.
Sameer Shaikh, AGM, Regional Head Buying & Merchandising, Bigbasket
|12:30- 1:30||SESSION IV: New Talent: How retail is reimagining talent and acquisition for the digital generation
Top companies continually expand their capabilities by bringing in people who are well-versed in the latest ground-breaking tech. Finding and recruiting new employees that are largely unfamiliar to a legacy organization is only half the challenge. The next is integrating these hires into the operation so they succeed and influence the larger culture.
This panel explores how large and small organizations can attract and integrate critical talent.
Rahul Pinjarkar, CHRO, Trent Hypermarket
Shrey Srivastava, Head–Talent Acquisition, ShopClues
Akash Chauhan, Director & Head Human Resources, Urban Ladder
Nirav Jagad, CHRO, Nykaa
Ankush Arora, VP & Head – HR, Grofers
|TECH SUMMIT Powered by Entrepreneur
|15:00 - 15:30||Fireside Chat: Deepinder Goyal, Founder & CEO, Zomato Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Media India & APAC|
|15:30 - 16:15||Session I: How AI & machine learning helps to bring better customer experiences to life There have been more significant changes in technology in the past 5 years than in the previous 20 - it's changing our lives at an unprecedented pace. But with all the ways to connect that are possible today we ask ourselves, how many of them are really going to be meaningful to today's consumer?
In this session, learn how today shopper is moving and buying across digital and the store, creating opportunities for retailers to engage them in ways never before possible -- and how AI and machine learning can help deliver the personalized, frictionless experiences they expect.
But consumer expectations and preferences vary greatly by demographic, geography, and career field. How can we harness this new wave of consumer data to create intuitive shopping experiences that evolve with the consumer journey?
Abhinav Aggarwal, Co–Founder and CEO, Fluid AI
Balaji Viswanathan, CEO, Invento Robotics
Kris Nair, Founder, Kawa Space
Krishna Kumar, Founder and CEO, CropIn Technology Solutions
Saurabh Dhoot, Co-founder, Engineer.ai
|16:15 - 16:35||Session II: Keynote Experiential eCommerce - Crafting Meaningful Experiences To Engage Customers And Drive Sales Ashish Kashyap, Founder, INDWealth|
|16:35 - 17:00||Tech 25 Certificate presentation and group photograph|