Saturday, September 23, 2023
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Talking Tech: Rupendra Kumar Nigam, VP – IT, Spykar Lifestyles Pvt. Ltd.

In today’s day and age, any CIO worth his salt must know how to leverage technology to create value for the business. No longer are CIOs department heads of a support function. Instead, they are in the driver’s seat and need to be more than just subject-matter experts. According to International Data Group (IDG)’s “State of the CIO Study 2022,” 58 percent of workers outside of IT describe their company’s CIO as a “strategic advisor who proactively identifies business opportunities and makes recommendations.”

In this special feature, IMAGES Business of Fashion showcases the torchbearers of retail technology. This week, the spotlight is on Rupendra Kumar Nigam, VP – IT, Spykar Lifestyles Pvt. Ltd.

Rupendra Kumar Nigam is an awarded, recognized and seasoned information technology leader with 25+ years of rich and multifaceted diverse experience in leading enterprises across diverse verticals including organized retail.

In this period, he has worked with multi-country teams for ERP implementation, provided global support to Menlo World Wise Logistic Company (USA), reported to global Head-Office for IT system setup and integration (Hitachi Metglass). He has a proven history of identifying technologies that support business success and directing a broad range of corporate IT initiatives.

He was responsible for the implementation of ZOHO Analytics at Spykar, which has even been published as a case study.

Past Experience

Nigam has developed and supported e-commerce business at Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail (ABFRL). He has also successfully implemented and migrated ERP in the manufacturing and retail sector – he has led implementation of 17 Baan ERP Projects.

He also digitized processes enabling users to get 90 % real-time data in retail, Omnichannel and e-commerce channels with 95% accurate inventory and substantial improvement in business performance.

Role & Responsibilities

His role at Spykar include IT management, building digital processes and strategies and ERP implementation. He is also responsible for elevating the brand experience for the customers by leveraging digital technologies and enabling advancements in the operations.

Nigam has a rich career experience. Before Spykar Lifestyles Pvt. Ltd., he worked with Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail, Menlo Logistics and Hitachi Metals (India) Private Limited.

He holds a B.Sc. Diploma in Computer Applications along with many certifications for courses in IT.

He says some game changing retail technologies include Analytics, Private Cloud, ERP integration with multi-software and single platform to support business.

Life Lessons

Nigam says his strengths lie in the fact that he is committed, a task master and works towards following systems and processes. His weakness, in his own words, lie in the fact that he is straightforward and trusts people very fast!

He has one life mantra – live and let live, focus on your work because that is what will speak for you and never give free advice to anyone!

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