Here are some in­ter­est­ing in­sights and opin­ions that the par­tic­i­pants shared:

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Mangesh V. – Head Projects, Aditya Birla (More) “As a re­tail brand what I truly ex­pect from a light­ing so­lu­tion provider is quicker turn­around time, ir­re­spec­tive of the fact that whether or not we are on con­tract.”

Ro­hit Pa­tra – Head Projects, Reliance Brands “We as re­tail brands are com­pletely un­aware of the nu­ances and tech­ni­cal­i­ties with re­spect to light­ing, ev­ery­day a new so­lu­tion provider crops up and tells us how they have some­thing dif­fer­ent, and how it is bet­ter. I feel a cer­tain aware­ness is re­quired, which a lead­ing so­lu­tion provider can fa­cil­i­tate. Also please em­bed data-an­a­lyt­ics and other such aug­mented tech­nolo­gies into your light­ing so­lu­tions”

Vishal Kapoor – Chief De­sign Of­fi­cer (Group) & Con­cept Busi­ness Head,

Fu­ture Group “Bring us an ex­pe­ri­ence pitch rather than a sales pitch, where you tell us how you can col­lab­o­rate end-to-end, so much so that you ar­chi­tect spe­cial com­mer­cial mod­els that help us main­tain our Capex and Opex, this will be a true value add. Show us that ex­tra delta sales that will hap­pen with your so­lu­tions, the im­pact they will cre­ate, the ROI and this surely will con­vince ev­ery stake­holder.”

Sud­hir S. – Direc­tor Projects, Ray­monds “We al­lo­cate spe­cial funds for dis­rup­tion where our fo­cus isn’t ROI, it is in­no­va­tion, so come up with se­lec­tive im­ple­men­ta­tion plans, more proof of con­cepts and we are ready to ex­per­i­ment!” Hiren Mistry – Sr. Man­ager Projects, Mand­hana Group (Be­ing Hu­man) “An event like this proves to be a great plat­form to meet your col­leagues and ex­change views and learn. I truly ap­pre­ci­ate this ini­tia­tive.”

San­tosh Ku­mar – Head Re­tail, House of Anita Don­gre “Capex and Opex are very cru­cial and thus we are look­ing for so­lu­tions that are cost con­scious and value adding. We as a re­tail brand are look­ing for­ward to ex­per­i­ment and in­no­vate and would love to try out them in some of our stores. Ses­sions like these truly are help­ful and in­ter­est­ing.”

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