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Work, Worker, Workplace: Fuelled by Technology, Powered for Tomorrow


The world has changed. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, seldom has there been such anticipation for the future.

But foretelling the future is never easy, especially with losses in every family, and entire nations gasping for breath. Moreover, whenever we think about tomorrow (whether immediate or distant), our point of view is constrained by the ideologies, scenarios and challenges of today.

At the same time, breakneck developments in technology and data sciences offer optimistic prophecies, and a much wider spectrum of options. As individuals and as a species, we have been forced to confront ideals we once knew and held very strongly. In a way, these transformations inspire us to think of what the future may bring with much more imagination.

In this issue, we aim to broaden our horizons and look at the possibilities regarding the structure, design and nature of work. What will be the skills and competencies of human workers in a data-centric workplace? At the same time, how will this diverse workforce intersect with the technologies of the future?

We explore the prospects of a digital landscape in our lineup:


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Professor Saumya Sindhwani
Executive Director - Centre for Learning and Management Practice

Expert Speak

   

Transitioning to be an Enterprise of the Future

Jayant Prabhu, Vice President & Practice Head-Data & Analytics, Wipro Limited, lays down the key differences and more, between an enterprise and an enterprise of the future in his insightful write-up.

   

The Evolving Face of Cricket, Braving One Challenge at a Time

Digitisation of cricket, the use of data analytics, gamification and merchandising are accelerating viewer engagement and retention. Read what Dhiraj Malhotra, GM Game Development and Cricket Operations, BCCI has to say.

   

Digital Interactions, Ambient Payments: The Future of Money

Can digital currencies democratise the world? Sri Shivananda, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, PayPal, shares how digital payments can make managing and moving money easy and affordable. 

 

   

The Future is DIGITAL! So, How Will it Change the World?

Find out how Cloud technology permeates all aspects of Intelligent Enterprises, becoming the very basis of innovation and reinvention in this discerning piece by Kulmeet Bawa, President and MD, SAP Indian Subcontinent

Leadership Edge

   

Addressing the Gender Chasm in Tech: Aspiring to Equality

Grit, growth mindset and allyship - top attributes that could lead women leaders to corporate success. Read on to know more about women in tech as Namratha Roy, HR director, Microsoft, shares her insights. 

Case in Point

   

Instagram Influencer Marketing: Creating a Winning Strategy

Traditional marketing strategies are steadily being replaced by newer digital trends. Could ‘Influencer Marketing’ occupy centre stage in the new digital era? Read insights from two experts, Medhee Jarumaneeroj, Co-founder and Managing Partner, BrandAholics Co. Ltd. and Philip Zerrillo, Professor of Marketing at Thammasat University. 

The Data Story

   

Can Digital Health Startups Bolster a Creaking Healthcare System?

A digital doctor is better than having none at all, writes Aman Kumar, Co-Founder, KalaGato, shedding light on how e-pharma apps were the go-to apps for urban Indians, if not all, during the second wave of COVID-19. 

   

Podcast

   

Purpose and Values: The Source of Strategy, Policy and Structure

Rajeev Dubey, non-executive Chairman, Mahindra Insurance Brokers Ltd, Mahindra Steel Service Centre Ltd and Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd.

The march of technology is inevitable. In this trend of rising artificial intelligence, how do we ensure a proportionate rise of human intelligence? Listen to this podcast.

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