In the post Covid-19 world, Indian enterprises will scale up their digital push and reskilling efforts, which could open up new commerce opportunities, assisted by technology.

In a conversation between Aarthi Subramanian, Group Chief Digital Officer, Tata Sons and Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India, during its virtual edition of ‘Envision’ event, Subrmanian touched on four areas of digital transformation opportunities seen across the different group verticals: new end-to-end customer journeys, increased adoption of automation in manufacturing industry and improved employee engagement due to distributed workplaces.


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The COVID-19 crisis has already upended our economy in novel ways, and is poised to accelerate other forces, including automation, that were already reshaping the workforce.

Already, there are indications that this downturn may trigger more fundamental shifts than a normal recession. Some economists estimate that more than 40 percent of recent layoffs could become permanent.


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The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus, has disrupted almost all global sectors, but none more so than trucking and logistics. E-logistics startup Kobo360 had to go back to the drawing board, according to Obi Ozor, Group CEO and co-founder

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As the Covid-19 crisis spreads to new epicenters in Europe and the U.S., companies are scrambling to mobilize responses. There are no easy answers, due to the unpredictability of disease dynamics, a lack of relevant prior experience, and the absence of plug-and-play instructions from government or international authorities.

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