Business models: Innovations and Implications

“A panel discussion is a proof that an outcome can be achieved which is greater than the sum of the individual parts”. It is our strong belief that a multi-disciplinary panel can bring out the nuances from the professional and personal experiences of its participants. This year we have decided to conduct the discussion on essence and importance of choosing the right business model. Even as we see e-commerce expanding at a lightning pace, a number of such companies are venturing into the brick and motor space. Concurrently, traditional brick and mortar stores are looking to augment their offerings by leveraging through online channels. Thus choosing the right business model becomes one of the most key drivers of business strategy. What should be the online product portfolio? How will technology change the future of brick and motor stores? Is a symbiotic model possible? These are some of the questions we hope to explore deeply by means of this panel discussion.