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CII Conference on Reinventing Aftermarket Services through Innovation

Chennai: Avalon Consulting Partner, Sridhar Venkiteswaran was one of the speakers at the Conference on Reinventing Aftermarket Services through Innovation hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Sridhar talked about how, in contrast to the manufacturing, after sales have to focus more on increasing the profitability of the operations. For maximum returns on the investment, companies must understand what motivates and drives the customer. While consumer behaviour may be affecting aftermarket revenues, vehicle and overall safety is a primary concern, outweighing any monetary consideration. Sridhar’s talk focused on Driving Efficiency for Greater Profitability & Safety in this industry. (more…)

Beyond the Horizon

Source - Asia Weekly Girija Pande, Exec. Chairman, Apex Avalon Consulting Pte. Ltd. reminisces his various stints in China and reiterates the fact that for both India and China to grow their economic pie, they need to complement each other, and if these two countries are closely aligned in trade, they can generate out-of-proportion returns for each other. Click here to read more »

Whither Customer Loyalty & Loyalty Programs

We are no more in the world where the asymmetry of information favoured the seller. The digital customer is increasingly becoming aware of the product prices and offerings faster than the store sales persons themselves. There is an inherent need for customer loyalty programs to adapt to the changing retail dynamics. (more…)

Beyond 100 Days Of PM Modi In India, Why Is He Good For Asia?

Source - Forbes Girija Pande, Executive Chairman, Apex Avalon Consulting Pte. Ltd. shares his views on how the Modi Tsunami has uprooted the established political parties, giving the new government full freedom to undertake drastic measures – or Reforms 2.0 as some call it, so that India can get back to the double digit GDP growth. Click here to read more »

India PM brings “Modi Show” to New York

Source - CNBC Girija Pande, Executive Chairman, Apex Avalon Consulting shares his views on how Indian PM would effectively engage with US corporations for strategic ties around investments in defence cooperation, cyber security and India’s other pressing issues like terrorism.

Whither customer loyalty and loyalty programs

Source - Business World Raj Nair, Chairman Avalon Consulting shares his views on how the customer loyalty programs need to change with the changing retail dynamics; as we are no more in the world where the asymmetry of information favored the seller. The digital customer is increasingly becoming aware of the product prices and offerings faster than the store sales persons themselves. Click here to read more »

Xi, Modi Want to Move Past Previous Issues

Source - Bloomberg Girija Pande, Chairman, Apex Avalon Consulting was featured on Bloomberg, wherein he shared his insights on how China and India will work together closely in the near future moving past the previous issues the two countries shared.

A Smart Partner

Girija Pande, Chairman, Apex Avalon Consulting Pte. Ltd. shares his views on how Singapore can help India build “Smart Cities” in the country. The article was published in Business India magazine and talks about the need for multi-dimensional planning & organising to successfully implement smart cities project in India which was announced during the new government’s maiden budget. (more…)

Book Launch: “The Silk Road Re-discovered”

India & Singapore, July 2014 “The Silk Road Re-discovered” was launched in India by the Counsel General of China, Mumbai at an event organized by CII and sponsored by Avalon. This is the first book that analyses the growing corporate linkages between India and China. The book has been co-authored by Girija Pande (Chairman Apex Avalon Consulting Pte. Ltd.), Anil K. Gupta (Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Globalization at The University of Maryland) and Haiyan Wang (Managing Partner, China India Institute) (more…)

Budget 2014 Decoded

The new government's maiden budget was a much-anticipated event. India Inc. was hopeful that many of the items on their long-pending wishlists would be addressed. But there were no bold, radical announcements, something that India has come to expect. (more…)
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