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NASSCOM Announces Retail Tech Day 2020

A two-day virtual conference on 3-4 August,2020 to discuss technology's role in retail in the post-COVID-19 era

With the aim to bring together the retail sector for a deep-dive on how technology is shaping the present and future of the retail industry in India, NASSCOM 10,000 Startups and NIPP (NASSCOM Industry Partnership Program) announces the NASSCOM Retail Tech Day 2020. The two-day virtual conference scheduled to be held on 3rd – 4th August 2020, will bring together sector experts and leaders from across India and the globe to discuss the growing need for implementing tech innovation, vital for the next retail horizon in the country. The theme for NASSCOM Retail Tech Day 2020, “Transformation through Innovation” will deep-dive into hyper-digitalization, contactless operating models, and other emerging technologies in the retail industry, via virtual, interactive, and short engaging sessions.

The retail industry in India is one of the top-five retail markets in the world by economic value. It is expected to double by 2024 and reach US$1.4 trillion. The industry is undergoing a significant transformation as a result of changing consumer behaviour, growth of organized retail and entry of multiple global players. The opportunity for digitalization is immense with emerging technologies set to play a pivotal role in the retail industry. This will be even more pertinent as the economy looks to recover amidst COVID-19 pandemic.

Keeping technology at the forefront, the conference will aim to discuss several touchpoints highlighting the sector’s recovery during the pandemic, technology adoption, transformation through innovation and adopt solutions to mitigate challenges such as logistic and supply chain disruption, required for the sector’s resurgence post COVID.

Sharing her thoughts, Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM, said, “Over the years the retail sector in India has seen an exponential growth fuelled by AI, digital adoption and an ever-increasing online consumer base. The current COVID-19 pandemic will accelerate the pace of digital transformation in the sector. We will see newer business models, contactless, tech driven shopping experience becoming mainstream in the coming years. The virtual conference is an aim to bring together top stakeholders of the retail sector on one platform to discuss their learnings from the current pandemic and how technology can help them be future-ready.”

The two-day conference will witness stalwarts from the Indian and global retail industry, Startup pitches by retail tech startups, immersive discussions, and virtual sessions to discuss the future of retail in India post-COVID. The speakers include eminent CXOs and business heads from leading retail organizations.

To get all details of the sessions, speakers and to register visit: http://10000startups.com/retailtechday2020/

Brian Pereira

Brian Pereira is an Indian journalist and editor based in Mumbai. He is Editor-in-Chief of Digital Creed, which he founded in 2015. A technology buff, former computer instructor, and software developer, Brian has 27 years of journalism experience (since 1994). He is sound and confident about his knowledge of business technology concepts. And he is a believer in continual education/learning. Brian is the former Editor of CHIP and InformationWeek magazines (India). He has written hundreds of technology articles for India's leading newspaper groups such as The Times of India and Indian Express Newspapers (among others). And he has conducted more than 300 industry interviews during his journalism career. Brian also writes on Aviation, cybersecurity, startups, and topics directed at small and medium businesses. He achieved certifications from the EC-Council (Certified Secure Computer User) and from IBM (Basics of Cloud Computing). Apart from those, he has successfully completed many courses on Content Marketing and Business Writing. Follow Brian on Twitter (@creed_digital) and LinkedIn.

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