PHYGITS Live

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Unlocking 3C’s of
Digital Transformation

Retail | e-Commerce | O2O | Airport | Marketplace | B2B & Wholesale

One Platform. Infinite Opportunities.

The Retail industry is currently undergoing technology led business transformation and retailers realize that adoption of new age technology is the only way to catalyze business growth. Retailers are in a quest to learn about and leverage newer technology innovations in a bid to gain competitive advantage.  PHYGITS Live is a Digital Transformation Strategy Summit showcasing new technologies actually deployed as used case studies.

About PHYGITS Live

The Retail industry is currently undergoing technology led business transformation and retailers realize that adoption of new age technology is the only way to catalyze business growth. Retailers are in a quest to learn about and leverage newer technology innovations in a bid to gain competitive advantage.  PHYGITS Live is a Digital Transformation Strategy Summit showcasing new technologies actually deployed as used case studies.

PHYGITS LIVE – a new event design concept with a first of its kind CASE STUDY PRESENTATION format involving the retailer and the tech partner jointly presenting a crisp PoC narration from challenge to solution which will also be showcased on the official website for future reference.

Moving away from the traditional event design where future Wishlist are discussed, PHYGITS LIVE delivers quality content on narration of real life success stories around technology led business transformation through a unique event design & content

Meet the Experts” who have DONE IT, learn from their experiences and adopt real learnings. Welcome to the new Experience of Digital Transformation at PHYGITS LIVE!!

Speakers at PHYGITS Live 2019

Ajay Aggarwal

Company: 100Watts.Tech
Position: Chief Mentor

Ajay Aggarwal qualified as an engineer and turned to entrepreneurship after twenty years of corporate life, rising to senior positions in fledgling IT companies of the time. His creative vision manifested in various ventures, including India’s first Point of Sale (POS), SmartShop by Seacom, in 1996, and India’s first online marketplace, KLISMA, in 2009. Approaching sixty, Ajay retained the youthful energy of entrepreneurship and began working with startups in retail technology and ecommerce, sharing concepts and strategies, and aiding their growth in different roles, including as an investor. Some of these are online food portals, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and POS technology platforms. He enjoys learning new things and innovating in this space. Over the years, much of Ajay’s creative energy and passion for quality living manifested in social causes (such as attempts to bring a sense of the benefits of order to Pune’s road traffic – a continuing crusade!) His family and friends always enjoyed his gourmet cooking and his abundant garden, and this has grown into a passion to influence others to grow their own fruit and vegetables, as he does in his rooftop farm.

Ajay Aggarwal

Chief Mentor

Ajay Aggarwal

100Watts.Tech

Anil Shankar

Company: Shoppers Stop
Position: CCA and GM IT

An economics graduate from Behrampur University, Anil started his career in 1994 as Senior Officer – Systems with Sterling Holiday Resorts, where he worked for over five years. A big change in his career came when he joined Shoppers Stop in May 1999 and in the 19 years that he has been associated with the retail major, he managed various leadership roles and worked extensively on design, implementation and support of large IT projects. In his current role, he heads the team responsible for setting up and managing technology infrastructure for the Shoppers Stop retail group of companies.

Anil Shankar

CCA and GM IT

Anil Shankar

Shoppers Stop

Arun Gupta

Company: Praxis Home Retail
Position: Consulting CTO

Arun Gupta began his career in 1985 as a Territory Customer Services Manager for OMC Computers. His contribution across various functions including sales, R&B and general management, saw him get promoted four times within five years.

In 1991, he joined The Great Eastern Shipping Co as IT Manager, where he contributed towards the dismantling of EDP and implemented Oracle financials in the organization. Five years later, he moved to DSP Merrill Lynch as VP-IT, where he formulated guidelines and standards in conjunction with company’s global standards for computer systems, and communications, in line with the business strategy.

In 1999, he was appointed as the National IT Manager of DHL Worldwide Express, and within a year, he developed and implemented sales force automation for the company. Two years later, he decided to lead the IT and ISP operations of Hughes Telecom India as VP-IT. In 2002, he joined Pfizer Ltd as Senior Director-BT, where he created a Center of Excellence on technology domains for the Asia Pacific region.

In 2006, he was appointed IT Director of Philips and a year later, he shifted to K Raheja Corp as Group CIO.  Arun was the Group CTO of Shoppers Stop for over five years. He facilitated business improvements with a mix of new technology implementations and upgrades; thus enabling in the reduction of operating IT expenses and freeing budgets for strategic initiatives.

In 2014, he led the transformation agenda driven by technology rationalization for Cipla as Global Chief Information Officer, before changing tracks to become an advisor to various companies. These included GlobalSpace Technologies, Caliber Infosolutions, Simplr Solutions, Uniken, Unotech Software, Locuz Enterprise Solutions, Systech International.

He is currently the Consulting CTO for Praxis Home Retail where he formulates the IT strategy and helps execute business strategies with technology-led business innovation and transformation.

Arun Gupta

Consulting CTO

Arun Gupta

Praxis Home Retail

Arun Jayaraman

Company: BigBasket
Position: Marketing

Arun Jayaraman

Marketing

Arun Jayaraman

BigBasket

Baskaramoorthy D

Company: Posiflex India Pvt Ltd.
Position: VP sales

 

Baskaramoorthy D

VP sales

Baskaramoorthy D

Posiflex India Pvt Ltd.

Chirag Boonlia

Company: Embassy Group
Position: Group CTO

A mechanical engineer from Dibrugarh University and armed with an MBA from IBS Hyderabad, Chirag Boonlia started his career as a Software Engineer with Infosys in 2003, before shifting to Oracle as a Senior Consultant. In 2008, he joined JSoft Solutions Ltd as Senior Project Manager for Business Applications and after three years, he joined Aditya Birla Retail Ltd as Assistant GM-IT. He was later promoted to Deputy GM–IT, where he led the service delivery and infrastructure Management, along with supply chain management roll outs with Oracle and Infor WMS’ products.

In 2013, he joined Virtuous Retail as Assistant VP–IT, where he headed the IT, ERP, CRM and B2B integration across platforms and technologies for footfall implementation, infrastructure and storage management and disaster recovery management. Three years later, he was promoted to VP–IT where he initiated and innovated IT requirements for assigned business functions and their delivery in accordance with project goals, time scales and costs.

Chirag joined Embassy Group as Group CTO in February 2019.

Chirag Boonlia

Group CTO

Chirag Boonlia

Embassy Group

Hemanth Sheelvant

Company: BOSCH
Position: Business Head at iero

A self-managed and result-oriented individual with a drive to be a successful “techy” business owner. My personal strengths include strong interpersonal skills with good communication, problem solving and decision making skills, ability to build strong alliances through collaboration and good stakeholder management. Strongly believe in respecting people and leading a simple, uncomplicated life. Being tech-savvy, have a passion for enhancing knowledge of the “new” and taking up successful challenges in technology and business.

Hemanth Sheelvant

Business Head at iero

Hemanth Sheelvant

BOSCH

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

Sunil Nayak

CEO

Sunil Nayak

Reliance Jewels

Sridhar Hari

Director

Sridhar Hari

Solution Engineering with Salesforce India

Siddhesh Sharma

President

Siddhesh Sharma

Baidyanath Group

Sheetal Choksi

Co-founder & Director

Sheetal Choksi

Word Hatter

Sandeep Mukim

Managing Director

Sandeep Mukim

Proline India

Rajesh Undaviya

Director – Sales

Rajesh Undaviya

Salesforce

Rahul Leekha

Owner/Director

Rahul Leekha

Coffee By Di Bella

Navin Pansari

Director

Navin Pansari

Olympia Industries Ltd & BH - Rashi Peripherals Pvt. Ltd

Mr. P K Rajnarayan

Head – Banking and Retail Sales

Mr. P K Rajnarayan

AGS Transact Technologies Ltd.

Mahesh M

CEO

Mahesh M

Creaticity

Hemanth Sheelvant

Business Head at iero

Hemanth Sheelvant

BOSCH

Baskaramoorthy D

VP sales

Baskaramoorthy D

Posiflex India Pvt Ltd.

Arun Gupta

Consulting CTO

Arun Gupta

Praxis Home Retail

Sat Vijayaraghavan

Founder and CEO

Sat Vijayaraghavan

CASA Retail AI

Ajay Aggarwal

Chief Mentor

Ajay Aggarwal

100Watts.Tech

Ranjit Satyanath

CIO

Ranjit Satyanath

Infiniti Retail Ltd. (Croma)

Venkat Nott

Founder & CEO

Venkat Nott

Vinculum Group

Ranjan Sharma

CIO & Head of Supply Chain

Ranjan Sharma

Bestseller

Chirag Boonlia

Group CTO

Chirag Boonlia

Embassy Group

Arun Jayaraman

Marketing

Arun Jayaraman

BigBasket

Kunal Mehta

Head-IT, Lifestyle Business

Kunal Mehta

Raymond

Vikram Idnani

Sr. Vice President / Head-IT

Vikram Idnani

Reliance Retail

Sunil Nair

CTO

Sunil Nair

Spar India

Anil Shankar

CCA and GM IT

Anil Shankar

Shoppers Stop

 

Partners at PHYGITS Live 2019