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LTR Week

27th – 1st May 2020 | 12noon - 2pm

Retail future outlook in a Covid 19 World!!

Nobody really knows what the world will look like on the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic. The crisis has already pushed the global economy into a deep recession and seems poised to leave its mark on how consumers live, how they spend their money, and how they will shop.

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About LTR

Letz Talk Retail a brand-new initiative of PHYGITAL Magazine and organisers of Internet Commerce Summit (ICS) aims to bring in thought-provoking videos and mind-blowing conversation. All Letz Talk Retail events will be planned based on the needs of the industry, on a Format-to-Function basis.

The content and delivery of each LTR event will be unique and developed in coordination with the industry and promise to bring interesting future insights which will help retail businesses across the world.

LTR Format

An array of brief, carefully prepared talks, Case studies, product demonstrations and reports that inspire new ideas and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning, co-creation and provoke conversations that matter.

Diversity of topics

All LTR events will present multiple issues and a diversity of voices from brands, retailers, e-commerce players covering all sizes of business. After all, what’s the fun without a little variety?

Partners at LTR

Speakers at LTR Week

Kapil Pathare

Company: Clothing Ltd.
Position: Director, VIP

Kapil Pathare

Director, VIP

Kapil Pathare

Clothing Ltd.

Ritesh Sinha

Company: Biriyani By Kilo
Position: COO

Ritesh Sinha

COO

Ritesh Sinha

Biriyani By Kilo

Harsh Shah

Company: FYND
Position: Co Founder

Harsh Shah

Co Founder

Harsh Shah

FYND

Ishu Bansal

Company: TruckSuvidha
Position: Co-Founder

Ishu Bansal

Co-Founder

Ishu Bansal

TruckSuvidha

Inder Dev Musafir

Company: M&B Footwear
Position: Managing Director

Inder Dev Musafir

Managing Director

Inder Dev Musafir

M&B Footwear

Shifali Singh

Company: RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group
Position: SVP Retail

Shifali is a dynamic young leader with 16 years of experience in E-Commerce and Lifestyle Retail with robust expertise in Start-up Ventures, Strategic Alliances, Fashion Trend Forecasting and Product Management;. An alumna of Harvard Business School with expertise in Business Strategy, Brand management and Digital Marketing. She has lead businesses from the Startup World to building International Brands India Growth strategy. Pursuant to a decade long stint with International Brands such as Marks and Spencer  and United colors of Benetton where she was responsible for expanding their product lines and scaling the business from 55 to 650 stores, she pivoted towards the Digital world .She co-founded the International business vertical at Myntra Jabong (part of the Flipkart- Walmart Group) by partnering with over 70 brands across the globe and getting them home to the Indian consumers.

Shifali Singh

SVP Retail

Shifali Singh

RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group

Sarika Grover

Company: Green Giraffes Consulting
Position: Co-Founder

Sarika Grover

Co-Founder

Sarika Grover

Green Giraffes Consulting

Anupam Bansal

Company: Liberty Group
Position: Director

Anupam Bansal

Director

Anupam Bansal

Liberty Group

Rohin Mittal

Company: AdYogi
Position: Co-founder & Director

AdYogi is an enterprise marketing SaaS platform that helps in the automation and optimization of Facebook, Instagram, and Google ads to help e-commerce businesses increase sales and get data-backed results on their website. We are currently working with 100+ brands globally.

Rohin Mittal

Co-founder & Director

Rohin Mittal

AdYogi

Brajesh Singh Rawat

Company: Marks and Spencer Reliance India Private Limited
Position: Ecommerce Head

Brajesh Singh Rawat

Ecommerce Head

Brajesh Singh Rawat

Marks and Spencer Reliance India Private Limited

Anirban Chakraborti

Company: Wellness Forever Medicare Private Limited
Position: E-Business Head (Pharmacy & Lifestyle Products)

Anirban Chakraborti

E-Business Head (Pharmacy & Lifestyle Products)

Anirban Chakraborti

Wellness Forever Medicare Private Limited

Arpan Biswas

Company: Housejoy.in
Position: VP - Marketing

Arpan has a decade of  proven experience in accelerating revenue growth, market share, and profitability for multiple Indian MNCs and start-ups. Currently working as VP-Marketing at Housejoy – an on-demand home services provider and tech-enabled construction firm. He completed his MBA from IIM Kozhikode and engineering from IIT Kharagpur.

 

Arpan Biswas

VP - Marketing

Arpan Biswas

Housejoy.in

Jasmeet Thind

Company: CoutLoot
Position: Co-Founder

Jasmeet Thind

Co-Founder

Jasmeet Thind

CoutLoot

Abhinav Deepankar

Company: FieldFresh Foods Pvt. Ltd.
Position: Vice President - Head of Sales

Abhinav is a senior business leader with wide experience across consumer products sector.

He has worked with blue chip organizations like Asian Paints, PepsiCo and Mondelez India.

He was head of the sales function for the male grooming company, J K Helene Curtis and for Himalaya Consumer Products. Abhinav is currently heading the sales function for FieldFresh Foods (Del Monte).

Abhinav is a mechanical engineer from Mangalore University, MBA in marketing from NMIMS and has a masters in Strategy and Leadership from London Business School.

He is an avid traveller with keen interest in photography and cinema.

Abhinav Deepankar

Vice President - Head of Sales

Abhinav Deepankar

FieldFresh Foods Pvt. Ltd.

Abhishek Shetty

Company: Celio* Future Fashion Private Limited
Position: CMO & Ecommerce Head

Abhishek Shetty

CMO & Ecommerce Head

Abhishek Shetty

Celio* Future Fashion Private Limited

David Zakkam

Company: Swiggy
Position: Vice President-Analytics

David Zakkam

Vice President-Analytics

David Zakkam

Swiggy

Siju Narayan

: Retail & Consumer Industries Business & Technology Practioner

Siju Narayan is a two and half decades veteran of consumer & retail sales and marketing in India. Having worked with blue chip Indian and multinational corporations, he has gained experience and expertise in managing various aspects of the demand and supply chain. He has been involved with providing consumer organizations in India consulting and technology solutions that help land their business plans. Customer Experience powered Omni Channel Commerce, Business Collaboration models, Strategic Design Thinking, the social impact on retailing and IoT & Blockchain are some of the trends he follows keenly. Siju, today, works with organizations that seek to be omni-channel customer-centric in the truest sense by helping them put together a credible Customer Engagement Strategy and help build up the integrated application stack that enables a seamless, ONE customer experience across multiple channels of customer engagement. He works with key business stakeholders in assessing an enterprise’s capabilities in the areas of customer experience management, enterprise marketing management & digital marketing, customer value strategy, omni channel strategy and cutting edge technology initiatives.

Additionally, Siju, leveraging his business & industry experience, love for public speaking and a modest capability to keep an audience engaged, also hosts specialised, hi-impact and hi-involvement conferences and corporate meets!

Siju is part of thought leadership and industry forums like the Retailers Association of India (he is on the Technology Committee of RAI and the organizing panel of the annual Retail Technology Conclave – ReTechCon). He contributes regularly to industry magazines and digital forums through articles.

Siju Narayan

Retail & Consumer Industries Business & Technology Practioner

Siju Narayan

Navin Joshua

Company: GreenHonchos
Position: Co-Founder

Navin Joshua – Entrepreneur with a passion for Internet businesses. Over 20 years of experience across diverse functions like Analytics, eRetail & Alliances in both Domestic and International markets. Currently spearheading GreenHonchos as one of the leading eCommerce technology enabled solution providers.

Navin Joshua

Co-Founder

Navin Joshua

GreenHonchos

Shanth Kumar

Company: NAOS
Position: Digital Head

I consider myself a ‘People Person’. Having been on Brand & Digital side in premium and luxury portfolio, for 13+ years, I get as enthused even today as I did way back then, seeing my brand prosper by using Digital, Blockchain and other tech platforms.

Truly partnering with my leaders, assisting them in thinking differently and be aware of the multiple realities, mentoring the talent I work with to attain the unattainable is what motivates me to continuously improve in this ever-evolving digital industry.

Through my professional milestones, I have grown to be a digital and consumer insight professional in the lifestyle category.

I thrive in a rapidly growing culture, innovative product buying experiences. I’m passionate about technology and provide apt and cutting-edge solutions. When time permits, I enjoy skimming through books by startup legends and luxury branding thought leaders.

Strategist: Building strategy mass, luxury and premium categories in FMCG, Apparel, and FMCB industries.

Digital Marketing Professional: Design & drive various marketing concepts in a synchronized manner that is leverage taken the brand to the next level including Blockchain and IoT.

Marketing Innovator: Plan, Design & Implement innovative marketing concept that has attracted customer and consumer towards the brand at large level.

Consumer Insights: Understanding poor consumer emoting and technical needs through qualitative & quantitative research insights.

Shanth Kumar

Digital Head

Shanth Kumar

NAOS

Punit Modhgil

: Marketer at large

Punit Modhgil is deeply passionate about India, Internet and Inclusion. He is currently on a sabbatical researching on a few ideas for his next entreprenuerial venture.

In his earlier avatars, Punit has been an entreprenuer, a marketer and a product executive with some of the leading brands globally. His last venture, Octane Marketing was acquired in 2017 by ValueFirst Digital and post this acquisition he served on the board as CMO of ValueFirst till Feb 2019. He has led marketing and product management roles at Microsoft, Oracle, NIIT in addition to starting up his own venture 3 times with 2 successful exits. Punit has global experience working in San Franciso Bay Area (Silicon Valley), London, Bengaluru and now New Delhi.

Punit has served on the advisory board of the first Parliamentary Committee in India on National Information Infrastructure (1996) which led to the creation of Ministry of IT by the then Prime Minister of India, Atal Vihari Bajpayee ji. He has been profiled in The Economic Times’ Global Indian and is often invited to industry conferences to share his expertise in the areas of technology, marketing, startups and inclusion.

Punit is a fellow lifetime member of the IoD (Institute of Directors). He also serves as a trustee on the board of SETU Foundation (mysetu.org, an NCR based NGO focussed on skills development & child education).

Punit has a graduate degree in science, majoring in Physics, from Ranchi University in India and has attended extensive management development programs during his career.  An avid snowboarder and a published photographer, he now lives in Gurugram.

Punit Modhgil

Marketer at large

Punit Modhgil

Sheetal Choksi

Company: Word Hatter
Position: Co-founder & Director

Sheetal Choksi is co-founder and director of Word Hatter, a company of talented specialists who deliver content that is creative and insightful. A seasoned strategist and communications professional, she has over 20 years’ experience in advertising, retail, marketing and branding having worked with companies such as JWT, Ambience Advertising, Shoppers Stop, K. Raheja Corp and TRRAIN.

Sheetal has played many roles throughout her career – client servicing, strategic planner, researcher, marketer and retail consultant. As Vice President – Marketing and Visual Merchandising at Shoppers Stop, she was instrumental in repositioning the brand as well as creating the new identities for Home Stop, Arcelia and Shoppers Stop.

Over the years, she has developed the unique capability of managing large, multi-disciplinary projects and leading cross functional teams. Her strength is her ability to lead and drive projects from brainstorming and strategic planning right through to execution, with a keen eye for detail and deadlines.

Sheetal Choksi

Co-founder & Director

Sheetal Choksi

Word Hatter

Sat Vijayaraghavan

Company: CASA Retail AI
Position: Founder and CEO

Sat has been working in the IT field for more than 20 years. He has consulted with CIOs of top retailers across the globe for 10+ years. Sat was heading apparel retail worldwide and all forms of retailing in emerging markets at Wipro Technologies and later headed up Retail as a vertical globally at Thoughtworks. He is currently CEO of an AI based retail product company CASA that is currently helping over 400 stores with customer engagement and improving sales

Sat Vijayaraghavan

Founder and CEO

Sat Vijayaraghavan

CASA Retail AI

Ranjit Satyanath

Company: Infiniti Retail Ltd. (Croma)
Position: CIO

Over 24 years of work experience handling Technology and Systems across industries such as Retail, E-commerce, Banking, Media, IT consulting and Logistics. Currently helping my company leverage Digital towards Transformation of Customer Experience.

Tech Stack: SAP Hybris 6.7, Sterling Order Management System (OMS), RPA (UIPath)

Ranjit Satyanath

CIO

Ranjit Satyanath

Infiniti Retail Ltd. (Croma)

Akshay Ambardar

Company: Myntra
Position: Associate Director - Marketing

Digital & brand marketing professional with about 10 years of experience in multiple domains – telecom, technology & e-commerce.

Akshay Ambardar

Associate Director - Marketing

Akshay Ambardar

Myntra

Dipayan Chakraborty

Company: Myntra Jabong
Position: Head – Anaytics & Business Intelligence

Dipayan has 17 years of experience in solving critical business problems using advanced ML and Statistical techniques. He currently leads the Analytics & BI team @ Myntra, and has led analytics teams in Flipkart, HSBC and Marketics Technologies in the past. He had also co-founded an Analytics startup : TEG Analytics, which scaled 6X during his tenure. Dipayan has worked across e-Comm, BFSI, CPG, Traditional Retail and High Tech domains, across India, US, Canada & S.E. Asia. His current passion is large scale deployment of analytics solutions on Engineering systems for real time data based decision making.

Dipayan Chakraborty

Head – Anaytics & Business Intelligence

Dipayan Chakraborty

Myntra Jabong

Ranjan Sharma

Company: Bestseller
Position: CIO & Head of Supply Chain

Ranjan Sharma began his career in 1996 as a Product Manager with Futurecom, where he handled sales of IT infrastructure to leading corporates and developed a sales and maintenance team. In 2001, Ranjan joined Vishal Retail as Store Manager and within four months was promoted to Assistant Store Manager and later SCM and Logistics Manager. He was transferred to Delhi headquarters as Head–IT, where he successfully managed the IT deployment, which ran on Ginretail.

In 2007, he took the position of Head–SAP for Future Knowledge, where he built a low-cost IS-Retail practice to make the group completely self-dependent. After two years, he became the Head of Solutioning and Packaged Applications, and successfully steered a cost-effective application development and maintenance team. A year later, he was promoted to Head-IT, where he implemented Infor WMS, TMS and BI solutions.

Ranjan joined Bestseller in 2012 as Head of IT and Supply Chain Management, and is currently the CIO and Head of Supply Chain. In his current role, he is responsible for orchestrating the company’s IT roadmap, business process design, system and process implementation, solution roll-out, review, maintenance, etc.

Ranjan Sharma

CIO & Head of Supply Chain

Ranjan Sharma

Bestseller

Kunal Mehta

Company: Raymond
Position: Head-IT, Lifestyle Business

Kunal started his career 19 years ago as a Senior Programmer with Baz Software where he carried out business analysis, database and systems design, client engagement, software development, UAT and training on multiple technologies for over two years. In 2003, he joined Nilkamal Ltd and later became the IT Head for its @Home retail stores. In also did a short stint with Johnson & Johnson where he mapped the business processes of its pharmaceutical division to the existing systems and develop customized applications. In May 2005, he joined Reliance Retail where he was part of the core team for systems design and rollout of Storeline systems (Retalix) software for various formats of Reliance Retail stores. He also managed IT operations, governance, rollout and support of 30 Reliance Fresh stores, helping it migrate from the legacy systems of Sahakari Bhandar. In October 2007, he joined Unisource, the global procurement hub for Steve & Barry’s retail chain. As a SAP Project Manager and Business Analyst, he led a team of business systems analysts to implement SAP and develop supporting systems for various functions for India and US operations.

In September 2008, he joined Trent Hypermarket Ltd as Head – IT. During his seven years in the company, Kunal drove a digital transformation initiative to integrate all IT systems and processes under a uniform infrastructure. Currently, as GM-IT, Lifestyle Business for Raymond Ltd, Kunal is responsible for creating the company’s IT strategy and framework for the enterprise as well as digital and omni-channel business.

Kunal Mehta

Head-IT, Lifestyle Business

Kunal Mehta

Raymond

Anil Menon

Company: Tata Starbucks
Position: GM - IT Innovation

I am an IT professional with 16 plus years of experience across Information Technology and Retail organizations. Currently moved as General Manager – IT innovation at Tata Starbucks. In my previous capacity as Head –IT, Trent Hypermarket Pvt. Ltd. I have worked extensively on the company’s transformational projects, Cloud & Mobility Platforms, Retail Analytics, Enterprise systems and Security & Information management systems.

Prior to Trent Hypermarket, I have worked with Cybage Software as a Solution Architect in the retail CoE focusing on digital and e-commerce solutions. Having worked with companies such as Future Group, Wadhwan Retail and Zensar Technologies has also given me vast techno-functional experience. In my career as a technology consultant, I feel extremely passionate about using the latest in technology to provide business solutions to accelerate growth.

The areas that challenge my interests are Artificial Intelligence, ML, Blockchain and robotics and I am always keen to enhance processes to up the customer experience in my organizations

Anil Menon

GM - IT Innovation

Anil Menon

Tata Starbucks

27th April 2020

MarTech Mashup

Theme: Navigating the Future Consumer Communities

Connecting and engaging with customers post lockdown will be more challenging. Consumer buying behaviour will change significantly considering the social distancing norms. Brands & Retailers need to stay relevant and understand new norms of marketing - learn how to work with influencers and maximise social marketing to create data-driven, creative content, which drives customer loyalty in a meaningful way. The session will explore future consumer trends and how retailers and brands can capitalise on them to connect with their customers in the era of social distancing.

Event Design: Mashup – Traditional Marketing V/s Digital V/s New Normal (30 mins)

Influencer Discussion (45 mins)

28th April 2020

TechTalk

Theme: The next digital horizon: Building Tech capabilities for a new world

The pandemic was unprecedented but as a silver lining of the series of unfortunate events, technology has become an indispensable part of the industry and at every level and sector people are trying to get lean and ready piggybacking on technology. In this session, we aim to focus on how digitalisation could change the world in the decades to come – including its impact on consumer sentiments, business innovation & continuity, collaboration and security.

Event Design: Roundtable discussion – How every sector across retail is experiencing the importance of technology (30 mins)

Influencer Discussion (45 mins)

29th April 2020

OmniForward

Theme: Will omnichannel adaptions become the next big truth in retail?

Traditional retail and online retail has always been two sides of the coin, but for some time now the crossover from one to the other and adaption of both for some through omnichannel offerings was also becoming a #newnorm. However, the pandemic to a greater extent has now fast-forwarded the transitions. Omnichannel is the new high for the retail industry, but how?

Event Design: Mashup – The importance of omnichannel in the post-pandemic world (30 mins)

Influencer Discussion (45 mins)

30th April 2020

CustomerFirst

Theme: What is the #newnormal when it comes to customer experience?

Serving the customer and making them feel at home is always a brand's priority. Retail brands have to bank on this factor more than anyone else. What is significant is that a sudden change in the external environment can make customers jittery. How to gain their trust when things are not going the normal way? Let experts tell us how they are navigating the tough times to get closer to the customer.

Event Design: Mashup – Serving the customer within normal socio-political circumstances VS serving them amidst a catastrophe (30 mins)

Influencer Discussion (45 mins)

1st May 2020

Outlining the Supply Chain

Theme: Time to strengthen the supply chain is upon us!

Every part of the supply chain adds up to the whole of retail. There is newness at every juncture and adapting to the changing dimension of market, incidents, and certain global episodes like the pandemic call for supply chain structuring and restructuring. What was obvious yesterday is no more a sequence today. How to get better with alertness and keep the supply chain up and running through thick and thin?

Event Design: Mashup – Supply chain management is the call of the hour, how to make it lean and agile? (30 mins)

Influencer Discussion (45 mins)

Interested to Sponsor at LTR Week, please contact

Bhavesh Pitroda

bhavesh@phygits.com

Bhavesh Pitroda

Bhavesh Pitroda

bhavesh@phygits.com

Namrata Dave

namrata@phygits.com

Namrata Dave

Namrata Dave

namrata@phygits.com