EKN is a boutique research and advisory firm focused on business-technology insights in the consumer industries of retail, consumer goods, travel and hospitality. Our goal is to fill a gap in the industry by offering prescriptive insights on topics of greatest importance to our audience, and to assist business and technology executives in discovering disruptive technologies and vendors.

EKN’s CORE VALUES

PRESCRIPTIVE

Our tone of voice is clear, direct and conversational. Our analysis aims to provide prescriptive recommendations that companies in consumer industries can apply immediately.

FRESH

Research is meant to be engaging, interesting and revealing. Our data visualization and presentation is fresh and appealing, and we deliver our research across all new media platforms such as smartphones, tablets and social media.

EASY

Our analysts are directly accessible to both retailers and vendors. We do not have a vendor relations department. Our engagement model is flexible – ranging from project-based to subscription-based. Being easy to work with is a key value at EKN.

SERVICES FOR CONSUMER INDUSTRY COMPANIES

 

  • Custom Research
  • Strategic Advisory
  • Technology Vendor Selection
  • Performance and Competitive Benchmarking

SERVICES FOR TECHNOLOGY SERVICES & SOLUTIONS PROVIDERS

 

  • Custom Research
  • Strategic Advisory
  • Thought Leadership
  • Community Engagement
  • Marketing & GTM Strategy

THE EKN TEAM

Rich Ratcliff

Rich Ratcliff

Senior Vice President

Rich is a market research industry veteran and thought leader with more than 25 years of experience designing and implementing solutions for complex research needs.
Sahir Anand

Sahir Anand

Managing Vice President, Research & Strategy

Sahir Anand has spent the last 14 years in retail sales & service operations, market research, content marketing, advisory, consulting, product and consumer marketing.
Nayanjyoti Das

Nayanjyoti Das

Senior Research Director

As research director of EKN, Nayan drives the conceptualization and delivery of the research services. He comes to EKN with over 12 years of experience in retail consulting.
Aveek Roy

Aveek Roy

Senior Research Manager

Aveek has around 12 years of research experience in retail, technology and media domains. At EKN, he manages end-to-end research programs and solutions. Earlier he has worked with Kantar IMRB, MU Sigma and BBC.
Nibedita Saha

Nibedita Saha

Research Manager

Nibedita has 9 years of experience in market research and analytics in retail and technology domain. At EKN, she manages survey drafts, data analysis, industry reports and market pitches. In the past she worked with Wipro Technologies and Dunnhumby.
Rubica Bhowmick

Rubica Bhowmick

Research Analyst

Rubica has 3 years of research experience in retail, food & beverage and agribusiness domain. At EKN, she designs survey drafts, performs data analysis and generates reports. She was earlier associated with Deloitte, US-India.

June Biswas

June Biswas

Digital Marketing Manager

June is responsible for digital marketing and online communications strategy. She has over 6 years of experience in social media marketing.

EKN’s ADVISORY COUNCIL

EKN’s Advisory Council is constituted by eminent business and technology leaders of the retail industry. The Advisory Council guides EKN’s research agenda, helps validate findings from EKN’s surveys, adds an additional layer of practicality to recommendations with its reports and provides strategic inputs to the overall business model.

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