Cisco Systems has announced its first industry specific event in the country-Retail
2005. To be held on April 15, 2005 in Mumbai, the half-day summit will focus on
how innovation and technology will help in reaching custo-mers effectively in an
ever-changing retail sector.
According to the press release, targeted at the retail services community,
Retail 2005 will provide value to CEOs, COOs, CIOs, business managers and
investors by helping them quantify and qualify their investments, and understand
the key business drivers of the retail industry in the future.
Three international spea-kers from Cisco's Internet Business Solutions
Group (IBSG) would be present to discuss global trends in the retail industry,
with specific emphasis on challenges, opportunities and techno-logies relevant
to the Indian business environment. IBSG is a consulting team that works with
customers to transform their organizations, generate new revenue opportunities,
create new capabilities, and drive industry change.
Commenting on the event, Jangoo Dalal, Senior VP-enterprise Cisco Systems
(India & SAARC) said, "The retail industry globally as well as in India
is witnessing continued challenges, may it be competitors, dynamic markets, and
demanding customers. Retail 2005 will provide the ideal forum for India's
retail community to recognize key issues impa-cting the financials and find
possible and relevant solutions."