Conference

AGENDA 2018

Be a part of various roundtable conferences, educational sessions and workshops, presided over by 200+ speakers representing the visionaries and the luminaries of the retail world. Have a look at the full schedule below.

6th SEP 2018 I DAY 2

THE HEADING OF THE EVENT

Introduction to the 14th IRF journey: Welcome Address by IRF Anchor

10:00 – 10:02

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IRF RESEARCH PRESENTATION: THE GEO-DEMOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE: UNDERSTANDING

THE CATCHMENT OF YOUR STORE

This session aims to leverage the power of geospatial and socio-economic data to understand the catchments around stores. Through proprietary big data insights and solutions, we will look at getting answers to pertinent questions like where to open a store, how many stores to open in a city and who the consumers are in the store that you are servicing.

10:00 – 10:02

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IRF RESEARCH PRESENTATION: THE GEO-DEMOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE: UNDERSTANDING

THE CATCHMENT OF YOUR STORE

This session aims to leverage the power of geospatial and socio-economic data to understand the catchments around stores. Through proprietary big data insights and solutions, we will look at getting answers to pertinent questions like where to open a store, how many stores to open in a city and who the consumers are in the store that you are servicing.

10:00 – 10:02

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IRF RESEARCH PRESENTATION: THE GEO-DEMOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE: UNDERSTANDING

THE CATCHMENT OF YOUR STORE

This session aims to leverage the power of geospatial and socio-economic data to understand the catchments around stores. Through proprietary big data insights and solutions, we will look at getting answers to pertinent questions like where to open a store, how many stores to open in a city and who the consumers are in the store that you are servicing.

10:00 – 10:02

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IRF RESEARCH PRESENTATION: THE GEO-DEMOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE: UNDERSTANDING

THE CATCHMENT OF YOUR STORE

This session aims to leverage the power of geospatial and socio-economic data to understand the catchments around stores. Through proprietary big data insights and solutions, we will look at getting answers to pertinent questions like where to open a store, how many stores to open in a city and who the consumers are in the store that you are servicing.

10:00 – 10:02

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IRF RESEARCH PRESENTATION: THE GEO-DEMOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE: UNDERSTANDING

THE CATCHMENT OF YOUR STORE

This session aims to leverage the power of geospatial and socio-economic data to understand the catchments around stores. Through proprietary big data insights and solutions, we will look at getting answers to pertinent questions like where to open a store, how many stores to open in a city and who the consumers are in the store that you are servicing.

10:00 – 10:02

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IRF RESEARCH PRESENTATION: THE GEO-DEMOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE: UNDERSTANDING

THE CATCHMENT OF YOUR STORE

This session aims to leverage the power of geospatial and socio-economic data to understand the catchments around stores. Through proprietary big data insights and solutions, we will look at getting answers to pertinent questions like where to open a store, how many stores to open in a city and who the consumers are in the store that you are servicing.

10:00 – 10:02

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IRF RESEARCH PRESENTATION: THE GEO-DEMOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE: UNDERSTANDING

THE CATCHMENT OF YOUR STORE

This session aims to leverage the power of geospatial and socio-economic data to understand the catchments around stores. Through proprietary big data insights and solutions, we will look at getting answers to pertinent questions like where to open a store, how many stores to open in a city and who the consumers are in the store that you are servicing.

10:00 – 10:02

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IRF RESEARCH PRESENTATION: THE GEO-DEMOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE: UNDERSTANDING

THE CATCHMENT OF YOUR STORE

This session aims to leverage the power of geospatial and socio-economic data to understand the catchments around stores. Through proprietary big data insights and solutions, we will look at getting answers to pertinent questions like where to open a store, how many stores to open in a city and who the consumers are in the store that you are servicing.

10:00 – 10:02

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IRF RESEARCH PRESENTATION: THE GEO-DEMOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE: UNDERSTANDING

THE CATCHMENT OF YOUR STORE

This session aims to leverage the power of geospatial and socio-economic data to understand the catchments around stores. Through proprietary big data insights and solutions, we will look at getting answers to pertinent questions like where to open a store, how many stores to open in a city and who the consumers are in the store that you are servicing.

10:00 – 10:02

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IRF RESEARCH PRESENTATION: THE GEO-DEMOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE: UNDERSTANDING

THE CATCHMENT OF YOUR STORE

This session aims to leverage the power of geospatial and socio-economic data to understand the catchments around stores. Through proprietary big data insights and solutions, we will look at getting answers to pertinent questions like where to open a store, how many stores to open in a city and who the consumers are in the store that you are servicing.

10:00 – 10:02

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5th SEP 2018 I DAY 1

When Trends Matter The Most – Tracking Consumer Trends And Making Them Work For Your Business In An Intelligent Manner

Introduction to the 14th IRF journey: Welcome Address by IRF Anchor

10:00 – 10:02

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When Trends Matter The Most – Tracking Consumer Trends And Making Them Work For Your Business In An Intelligent Manner

THE CATCHMENT OF YOUR STORE

This session aims to leverage the power of geospatial and socio-economic data to understand the catchments around stores. Through proprietary big data insights and solutions, we will look at getting answers to pertinent questions like where to open a store, how many stores to open in a city and who the consumers are in the store that you are servicing.

10:00 – 10:02

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Glad Tidings: Retail Makes A Difference – CSR And Beyond – How To Be A Socially Responsible And A Positive Difference-Making Retailer

THE PROMISE OF INDIAN RETAIL: FROM VISION TO EXECUTION

Over the past decade or so, Retailing in India has been seen as an unequalled opportunity for both domestic and international players. However, even as the market numbers continue to look attractive, very few have been able to crack the code to profitable growth. For many, the India Retail opportunity has thus far been a long chase with profitability an elusive goal. So, what is it they are missing and how should they replan the future to achieve the growth trajectory they aspire?

In our research, “The promise of Indian retail: From vision to execution” we take a renewed look at the journey of some of the retailers to unravel and then piece together what it would take to grow profitably in this market. The research provides insights into seminal choices retailers need to make to set in place the right building blocks for future proofed growth.

  • Anurag Mathur, Retail & Consumer Goods Practice Leader, PwC India

10:25 – 10:45

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CEO Insights: Building the Retail Talentforce – Putting the Thrust on People for Empowering Retail Workforce, Talent and Motivation

THE QUEST FOR RETAIL EMPOWERMENT PERFECTED
Bringing the futuristic solution today that empowers retailers and delights shoppers

Bringing the futuristic solution today that empowers retailers and delights shoppers

  • Aaron Wiess, Vice President and General Manager, Retail Solutions Business Unit, HP Inc.

10:25 – 10:45

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FOOD HALLS – A Must Have For Shopping Centres – The New Stars In The Industry

The retail industry is experiencing unprecedented change. Over the past decade, emergence of technology-enabled “smarter consumers” has disrupted traditional retail business models.

The winners will be those retailers that not only meet customer expectations, but also anticipate and shape them. The retailer of the future will embrace technology to create innovative solutions that extend the customer relationship beyond the shopping experience. Cognitive computing systems are becoming the secret weapon helping companies transform their consumers’ shopping experience. This technology can understand the world the way humans do—through senses, learning and experience. To prepare for tomorrow, retailers need to invest wisely today.

Think Cogitive to uncover the art of Possible with IBM, your trusted Retail Technology Partner

  • Harriet Green, OBE,IBM General Manager of Watson Customer Engagement, Watson Internet of Things and Education

“The India retail industry is growing at an astronomical rate, driven in part by traditional in-store
shoppers who are transforming into multiple channels buyers. This shift presents tremendous
challenges for retailers that need to transport the traditional personalized experiences of the store to
the online realm,” said Harriet Green, General Manager, IBM Watson Internet of Things, Customer
Engagement and Education. “The answer for retailers are cognitive and AI-powered services that can
not only bring the high-touch, in-store experiences to online and mobile device but connect all these
channels together to meet each individual shopper’s needs throughout each step of the buying
process.”

– Harriet Green, OBE

10:25 – 10:45

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Building Retail Around Experiences – Stores That Enchant, Shopping Spaces That Invigorate, Online Channels That Delight

The retail industry is experiencing unprecedented change. Over the past decade, emergence of technology-enabled “smarter consumers” has disrupted traditional retail business models.

The winners will be those retailers that not only meet customer expectations, but also anticipate and shape them. The retailer of the future will embrace technology to create innovative solutions that extend the customer relationship beyond the shopping experience. Cognitive computing systems are becoming the secret weapon helping companies transform their consumers’ shopping experience. This technology can understand the world the way humans do—through senses, learning and experience. To prepare for tomorrow, retailers need to invest wisely today.

Think Cogitive to uncover the art of Possible with IBM, your trusted Retail Technology Partner

  • Harriet Green, OBE,IBM General Manager of Watson Customer Engagement, Watson Internet of Things and Education

“The India retail industry is growing at an astronomical rate, driven in part by traditional in-store
shoppers who are transforming into multiple channels buyers. This shift presents tremendous
challenges for retailers that need to transport the traditional personalized experiences of the store to
the online realm,” said Harriet Green, General Manager, IBM Watson Internet of Things, Customer
Engagement and Education. “The answer for retailers are cognitive and AI-powered services that can
not only bring the high-touch, in-store experiences to online and mobile device but connect all these
channels together to meet each individual shopper’s needs throughout each step of the buying
process.”

– Harriet Green, OBE

10:25 – 10:45

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Understanding Your Gen Z Consumer – That’s Where The Sales And The Profits Come From

The retail industry is experiencing unprecedented change. Over the past decade, emergence of technology-enabled “smarter consumers” has disrupted traditional retail business models.

The winners will be those retailers that not only meet customer expectations, but also anticipate and shape them. The retailer of the future will embrace technology to create innovative solutions that extend the customer relationship beyond the shopping experience. Cognitive computing systems are becoming the secret weapon helping companies transform their consumers’ shopping experience. This technology can understand the world the way humans do—through senses, learning and experience. To prepare for tomorrow, retailers need to invest wisely today.

Think Cogitive to uncover the art of Possible with IBM, your trusted Retail Technology Partner

  • Harriet Green, OBE,IBM General Manager of Watson Customer Engagement, Watson Internet of Things and Education

“The India retail industry is growing at an astronomical rate, driven in part by traditional in-store
shoppers who are transforming into multiple channels buyers. This shift presents tremendous
challenges for retailers that need to transport the traditional personalized experiences of the store to
the online realm,” said Harriet Green, General Manager, IBM Watson Internet of Things, Customer
Engagement and Education. “The answer for retailers are cognitive and AI-powered services that can
not only bring the high-touch, in-store experiences to online and mobile device but connect all these
channels together to meet each individual shopper’s needs throughout each step of the buying
process.”

– Harriet Green, OBE

10:25 – 10:45

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Influencing Shoppers through Design Ideas: Stores, Shopping Centres, and Websites that Build An Involving, Engaging, Collaborating Interface for the Shoppers

The retail industry is experiencing unprecedented change. Over the past decade, emergence of technology-enabled “smarter consumers” has disrupted traditional retail business models.

The winners will be those retailers that not only meet customer expectations, but also anticipate and shape them. The retailer of the future will embrace technology to create innovative solutions that extend the customer relationship beyond the shopping experience. Cognitive computing systems are becoming the secret weapon helping companies transform their consumers’ shopping experience. This technology can understand the world the way humans do—through senses, learning and experience. To prepare for tomorrow, retailers need to invest wisely today.

Think Cogitive to uncover the art of Possible with IBM, your trusted Retail Technology Partner

  • Harriet Green, OBE,IBM General Manager of Watson Customer Engagement, Watson Internet of Things and Education

“The India retail industry is growing at an astronomical rate, driven in part by traditional in-store
shoppers who are transforming into multiple channels buyers. This shift presents tremendous
challenges for retailers that need to transport the traditional personalized experiences of the store to
the online realm,” said Harriet Green, General Manager, IBM Watson Internet of Things, Customer
Engagement and Education. “The answer for retailers are cognitive and AI-powered services that can
not only bring the high-touch, in-store experiences to online and mobile device but connect all these
channels together to meet each individual shopper’s needs throughout each step of the buying
process.”

– Harriet Green, OBE

10:25 – 10:45

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SOLO – What Amazon CAN’T, But Walmart CAN!

The retail industry is experiencing unprecedented change. Over the past decade, emergence of technology-enabled “smarter consumers” has disrupted traditional retail business models.

The winners will be those retailers that not only meet customer expectations, but also anticipate and shape them. The retailer of the future will embrace technology to create innovative solutions that extend the customer relationship beyond the shopping experience. Cognitive computing systems are becoming the secret weapon helping companies transform their consumers’ shopping experience. This technology can understand the world the way humans do—through senses, learning and experience. To prepare for tomorrow, retailers need to invest wisely today.

Think Cogitive to uncover the art of Possible with IBM, your trusted Retail Technology Partner

  • Harriet Green, OBE,IBM General Manager of Watson Customer Engagement, Watson Internet of Things and Education

“The India retail industry is growing at an astronomical rate, driven in part by traditional in-store
shoppers who are transforming into multiple channels buyers. This shift presents tremendous
challenges for retailers that need to transport the traditional personalized experiences of the store to
the online realm,” said Harriet Green, General Manager, IBM Watson Internet of Things, Customer
Engagement and Education. “The answer for retailers are cognitive and AI-powered services that can
not only bring the high-touch, in-store experiences to online and mobile device but connect all these
channels together to meet each individual shopper’s needs throughout each step of the buying
process.”

– Harriet Green, OBE

10:25 – 10:45

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