About Coffee with Ashish

The Knowledge Transfer Corner

As part of the thought leadership series, Agnitio Consulting LLP has been doing a 30 minute "Coffee with Ashish" sessions with Ashish Kumar, who is a thought leader, an agent of change as well as Co - Chairman of FICCI Travel & Technology committee. He is an Independent Advisor on the board of VGMR. The first episode was on 14 April 2020 and since then it is conducted twice a week ( Tuesday and Thursday ) in a 30 min "in conversation" format. The purpose and intent of the show is knowledge transfer in the Travel & Tourism Industry. It is a CEO's conclave on web, which will soon extent itself at a global level, besides CEO’s of Indian Travel Industry.

Each episode is built to have a conversation on Social, economic and cultural changes and the consumer behavior patterns in each of the Travel & Tourism business segments and inputs for the industry at large, during periods which are termed as "Survive – Revive - Thrive". It debates the new order, business models &, technologies which may emerge, going forward as part of the larger global travel eco-system. Guest companies are welcome to use the platform to create their own reach, branding and message, whilst having " Coffee with Ashish"

From October 2020, "Coffee with Ashish" will appear in it’s Season 2. The theme, contents and format will remain the same, except it will move to a weekly episode, instead of bi-weekly. The Show will be every Saturday at 4.30 PM ( India ) and will continue for the foreseeable future.

"I have had some very forward looking, strategic, and visionary conversations with my guests. Moving beyond the "Black Swan" event, we have addressed issues which may help in knowledge integration with the audience and make the universe of travel more inclusive." - Ashish Kumar

Key Build up for Conversations

The Next Normal in travel
  • What aspects will be different in the next normal for travel and impact the future of the business?
  • How prepared are organizations and what can they do better?
Tapping Customer Demand
  • How is future demand going to look like?
  • What is the impact of shifting channel preferences (online / contactless)?
  • What is the changing perception of value?
  • What might be impacts on products and pricing?
Innovation in business models and role of technology
  • How are business models expected to evolve as organizations emerge from the pandemic?
  • What aspects of the business model are going to be more critical for them?
  • What role can technology play in helping organizations recover and thrive?
Emerging Workforce Models
  • What kind of workforce models might the industry see in the future especially in light of virtualization and remote working?
  • What are the implications of alternative models (including crowdsourcing, temporary workers etc.)
  • How do we continue to keep employee engagement levels high in this period?
Collaboration and Synergies
  • How can organizations collaborate across the travel ecosystem to collectively recover from this crisis?
  • Where can we find synergies and avenues of collaboration?
Should any CEO, board level leadership in any travel & tourism entity, wish to be part of this show please write into : karthik@vgmrtechsolutions.com. Ashish is also happy to engage in the initial call to discuss the concept further.


Ashish Kumar

35 Anand Lok, New Delhi - 110049, India

Start-up Mentor Board (SMB)

Ashish Kumar who is also the Co-Chairman of FICCI Travel technology committee also spearheads the Start-up Mentor Board, which comprises of experts from both Indian and global travel industry, bringing together a wealth of knowledge experience and expertise. The board has affiliations in Europe, Africa and would gradually expand its reach to other global travel markets, where start-up require nurturing and fostering

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