Conference IOF


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 of IOF 2018 below.

25th SEP 2019 I DAY 2

Presentation by Sreyoshi Maitra, Director, IPSOS


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IOF: How retailer are innovating Customer Experience on Cyberspace driven by deep tech Analytics: LEAD (Loyalty, Experience, Analytics, Digital)


* Ashish Jain, Head – Ecommerce and Digital, Godrej and Boyce
* Caroline Leong, Chief Customer Officer, Timezone
* Vinay Bhatia, CEO-Loyalty & Analytics, Future Group
* Bhavik Shah, Head of Loyalty & CRM, Metro Brands
* Will Pugh, General Manager, Revlon India
* Annajee Nott, Co-Founder and Director, Vinculum Group
* Sachin Jain, Managing Director, Forevermark Diamonds


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The Future of Retail is closer than you think- Rajul Agarwal, Retail Industry & Innovation Lead, Accenture


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“Realizing the future of Signage in Retail Industry”

Presenter- Ranjit Nair, Assistant General Manager, Systems solution division, Panasonic India

Session Leader- Ravi Batra
DGM-Vertical Business
System Solutions Division (SSD), Panasonic India


* Pankaj Renjhen, Chief Operating Officer, Virtuous Retail
* Bipin Kumar, Head – IT & Projection, Cinèpolis India
* I.G Balasubramaniam, Business Head- Retail & E-Commerce, Naturals Salon
* Shubhranshu Pani, MD, Retail Services India, JLL
* Kaisar Kazi, Senior General Manager, Reliance Industries


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Presentation: Applying AI to Retail Merchandising – From BabySteps to running Full Steam

Presenter’s Name: Mr. Anurag Bhatt, Co-Founder, SprintAI


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Delivering on the Digital Experience: To create customers for life, it’s important that businesses deliver digital customer experiences that reflect intelligence and agility.

Presentation & Session Leader: Vishal Chopra, Head – Field Marketing, Freshworks


* Rakeshkumar Bhatia, Sales Director, Dextrus
* Prasant. Mohanty, Director- Sales and Marketing, Emcure Pharmaceuticals Limited
* Mehul M.Shah CEO & Founder, Elision
* Anurag Nigam, VP & Chief of Operations, Tata Payment Solutions, Tata Communications
* Jitendra Vyas, VP Sales, Ginesys


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Networking Lunch Break


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IOF: Creating fully integrated and dynamic Marketing & digital advertising campaigns

Session Leader- Sujatha V Kumar, Head of Marketing for India and South Asia, VISA


* Kashyap Vadapalli, CMO, Pepperfry
* Ratika Bhargava, Head- Sales & Marketing, Kama Aayurveda
* Yash Agarwal, ED, Ratandeep Supermarket
* Vikas Bissa, Head Marketing-Retail, Raymond
* Amit Thapliyal- Vice President – Marketing, Altudo
* Monica Singh, Head Marketing & PR, Bestseller India


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IOF: Business Intelligence for Fashion Retailers: How AI and Big Data analytics will power the future of fashion

Session Leader- Suresh Madhur, Executive Director, PwC

* Sujayath Ali, CEO & Co-founder, Voonik
* Vivek Prabhakar, Founder and Director, Chumbak Design
* Hetal Kotak, CEO, Lee Cooper & aLL
* Manu Chatlani, Founder & Managing Director, Soch
* Vijay Chaudhary, Director, XTEP India
* Mayank Mohan, Director, Mohanlal Sons
* Sanjeev Agarwal, CEO, Biba India


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Journey towards Digital Democracy

Robinjith Kalpaka, Country Head -Retail Singularity, Litmus7 Venture


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IOF: Creating experiences that matters- Inspired by design, driven by technology

Session Leader- Amit Kumar Sirrohi, Head-Retail, Raymond Limited


* Maneesh Mittal, Chief Omnichannel and Digital, Shoppers Stop
* Reuben Pandian, Chief Omni Channel & Strategic Alliances Officer, Tata Cliq
* Pinky Bhalotia, Head Ecommerce, Omnichannel & Digital, Metro Brands
* C K Kumaravel, Co-founder & CEO, Naturals Salon & Spa
* Narendra Motwani, Head – Ecommerce & Digital Marketing, Malabar Gold & Diamonds
* Shriram Ramdas, Founder & CEO, The little Gym
* Ashish Bajaj, Director, Enterprise Sales, Harman Professional Solutions, India & SAARC.


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IOF: Demystifying innovation in payments- the digital transformation of the retail payment ecosystem

Session Leader- Chavi Jafa, Head, Business Solutions, India and South Asia, Visa


* Deep Agrawal, Head of Payments for PhonePe
* Arindam Deb, Director, Payments & Strategic Partnerships, Mobikwik
* Parul Khanna, Vice President, Head of Merchandising – Reliance SMART, Reliance Retail
* Bertram Dsouza, Vice President and Head – Digital Payments, Kotak Mahindra Bank


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Retail Tech Start-up Presentation Deck:


* Jai Hemrajani, Co-Founder & CEO, BillMe
* Anand Prabhu Subramanian, Co-founder & CEO, Infilect
* Ryan Ribeiro, Executive Director, Invoiz
* Gopal Swaminathan, Founder and CEO, Bsharp Sales Enablers Private Limited
* Megha Gaba, COO, Shiprocket / Gautam Kapoor, COO, Shiprocket
* Sathiyanarayan RV, Founder and CEO, Ajira Soft
* Anand Virani, Founder and CEO, Cutting Chai Technologies



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Franchising your Retail Business- ocean of opportunities!

Hall-0 17:00-18:00


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24th SEP 2019 I DAY 1

Welcome Note by Grigory Zarayskiy, Chief Executive Officer, Reed Exhibitions India


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Partnerships for Success

Presenter- Shailesh Paul, Vice President, Head of Merchant Sales & Acquiring, India & South Asia, Visa


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Knowledge Presentation- by Anil Talreja, Consumer Leader, Deloitte India


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Key Presentation : Alfred Abi Antoun, Head of KSA & Egypt Retail-MENA, JLL

Introduction of the JLL India Retail Report followed by inviting the industry stalwarts on stage for report launch

An overview of the JLL India’s Retail Realty Report highlighting key findings, future growth and investments
Shubhranshu Pani, MD – Retail Services India, JLL


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IRF’s Chairman Welcome Keynote: “Powering the Future of Retail”

Siddharth Yog, Founder and Chairman, Virtuous Retail Founding Partner, The Xander Group Inc. Professor, Harvard Business School


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INAUGURAL PANEL DISCUSSION- Powering India’s Growth Engine for Retail, Consumer Goods and Lifestyle Community

Session Moderator- Siddharth Yog, Founder and Chairman, Virtuous Retail Founding Partner, The Xander Group Inc. Professor, Harvard Business School

* Sumeet Narang, Founder and Managing Director, Samara Capital
* Darshan Mehta, President & CEO, Reliance Brands
* Rajiv Suri, MD, Shopper Stop


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New Launch by Pushpa Bector, ED & Head DLF Shopping Malls


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Fireside Chat- Indian Retail – Moving from ‘Infancy’ to ‘Maturity

Renowned business leader Anuj Puri engages with Retail Czar Mr. Adeeb Ahamed, MD, Tabelz in a candid conversation


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Retail Leader’s Conclave: The HOT-SHOT Session
Fostering the Retail Leadership Spirit : Forging Passion, Idea, Scale, Opportunity, Ambition.

Session Moderator:

Abheek Singhi, Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group (Advisory Member)

* Vineet Gautam, CEO, Bestseller India
* Mohit Kampani, CEO, Aditya Birla Retail
* Vivek Sahni, CEO & Co-Founder, Kama Ayurveda
* Arvind Varchaswi, Managing Director, Sri Sri Tattva
* Venu Nair, Chief Commercial officer, TATA Starbucks
* Dhruv Bogra, Country Manager, Forever New India
* Pushkaraj Shenai, CEO, Lakme Lever
* Pushpa Bector, ED & Head DLF Shopping Malls


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Networking Lunch Break


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IOF- INAUGURAL: Catalysing the digital transformation in Retail Industry: Vision 2020

Session Leader- Kiran Komatla, Sr. Vice President -Information Technology, Burger King India (Advisory Member)

* Hariharan Iyer, Group CIO, Raymond (Advisory Member)
* Sunil Nair, CTO, Spar India (Landmark Group)
* Ranjan Sharma , CIO, Head of SCM, Bestseller India
* Vikram Idnani, Sr. Vice President and Head-IT, Reliance Retail
* Shikha Lal, Director – Quality Capabilities & Digital Transformation, Unilever
* David Hudson, Vice President and General Manager Asia Pacific, Honeywell Voice Solutions
* Ranjit Satyanath, CIO, Croma


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IOF: The store of the future – Collaborating physical, digital and human experience

Session Leader- Nicholas Kontopoulos – APAC Head of Marketing (Magento, an Adobe Company)


* Karan Behel, Founder, PrettySecrets
* Tanvi Malik, Co-Founder, Faballey
* Prateek Kumar, Ecommerce Head,Vedant Fashions (Manyavar)
* Kunal Mehta, Head IT – Lifestyle business, Raymond
* Sahil Malik, Managing Director, Da Milano
* Rahul Vira, CEO, Skechers South Asia


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Presentation- Mr. Jonathan Seller, Sr. Director of Development (APAC), AVIXA


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CMO Insights towards fast-evolving customer experience expectations

Lead Presenter- Nitin Bhatia Regional director, CX-Oracle Digital, Oracle India

Session Leader- Ratnesh Mehra Director, CX Strategy & transformation, Oracle India


* Abhinav Dave, General Manager-Marketing & Strategic Initiatives, Cinepolis India
* Atul Garg, Head Marketing & Ecommerce & VM, Baggit India
* Dhruv Desai, Director of Marketing, Tradebulls Securities
* Ritu Sahu, Vice President Brand Marketing, Soch Apparels


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Slot booked for – David Hudson, Vice President and General Manager Asia Pacific, Honeywell Voice Solutions


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IOF: Retail Tech-Shack Talk

Session Leader: Ranjit Satyanath, CIO, Croma


* Pooraan Jaiswal, Chief Technical Officer, TBZ
* Sandeep Mistry, Head – IT, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail
* Anil Menon, GM-Technology, Tata Starbucks
* Bipin Kumar, Head – IT & Projection, Cinèpolis India
* Rajat Tyagi – Chief Information Officer CIO/CDO – PVR Limited
* Jagmohan Batra, MD, Aaryahaan International
* Rohit Khetan, VP Marketing & Strategy, Ginesys


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Learn how CASA.AI helps increase existing sales at Croma by 35+%

Satyanarayan, Ajira Technologies


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Networking Tea Break


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