The World has changed Webinar series: 1
What: Technology in the Post-Covid World:
When: Saturday, 23rd May, 2020 Time: 5 PM IST
Who: Anindya Ghose (Professor & Tech Economist) & Arun Sundararajan (Digital Futurist & Tech Economist) in conversation with Govindraj Ethiraj (Journalist)
Crisis has historically accelerated change, and COVID-19 is no exception. Sheltering in place leaves us frozen in a physical space while we move towards new digital exploration. We think all that extra screen time is temporary, a mere lockdown diversion. It’s not. We’re sowing the seeds of a permanent and seismic shift. Post-pandemic, will we remain immersed in our apps and digital spaces? Or will we reclaim our pre-2020 lives in the physical world? How is AI, tech and data science being used as powerful instruments to enhance our understanding of the impact and spread of the coronavirus? What does it all mean for the tradeoff between consumers’ data privacy and the greater societal good in a post-pandemic world?
Why should you attend this Webinar?
This webinar will reveal a profound change that is under way: the boundaries between our digital and physical-world lives have shifted permanently. Participants will learn about the online future of shopping, school, socializing and sharing as we reopen the economy, drawing on historical patterns to understand why the workplace will never be the same.
Participants will also learn why tech platforms, telecom providers, public health authorities and governments need to coordinate data sharing and why consumers have to recalibrate what is an acceptable level of data privacy.
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About the Speakers:
Anindya Ghose is the Heinz Riehl Chair Professor at NYU Stern School of Business and the author of TAP: Unlocking The Mobile Economy which is a double winner in the 2018 Axiom Business Book Awards and has been translated into five languages (Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Japanese and Taiwanese). He is the Director of the Masters of Business Analytics Program at NYU Stern. In 2014, he was named by Poets & Quants as one of the Top 40 Professors Under 40 Worldwide and by Analytics Week as one the Top 200 Thought Leaders in Big Data and Business Analytics. In 2017 he was recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the Top 30 Management Thinkers. In 2019, he was recognized by Web of Science in the top 1% of researchers selected for their significant influence in their fields between 2008-2018.
He has consulted in various capacities for Alibaba, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Snapchat, Verizon, Yahoo, and many other leading tech firms. He serves on the Advisory Board and Board of Directors to many start-ups in the US, Asia, and Europe. He has provided expert testimony in several high-profile legal matters in securities, intellectual property, antitrust and competition, trademark and copyright infringement, and merger appraisal cases in the US.
Arun Sundararajan is the Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship and Technology at NYU’s Stern School of Business, and an affiliated faculty member at many of their interdisciplinary research centers. His research studies how digital technologies transform business and society, with a recent emphasis on crisis and change, measuring trust, the future of work, and platform governance.
He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the New Economic Agenda, and an advisor or board member to a number of corporations and non-profits. He has provided expert testimony about digital change as part of testimony to the United States Congress, the European Parliament, the United Nations, and a range of government agencies and regulators globally.
His best-selling and award-winning book, “The Sharing Economy,” published by the MIT Press, has been translated into Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Portuguese.
Govindraj Ethiraj is a TV & print journalist. Mr. Ethiraj is the Founder of IndiaSpend & Factchecker.in two public-interest journalism websites. He also spearheads Ping Digital Broadcast and BOOM an online multi-channel network. He also the anchor of the weekly show Policy Watch on Rajya Sabha TV.
Mr. Ethiraj is the erstwhile Founder Editor-in-Chief for Bloomberg UTV & had previously worked with CNBC TV18. He is also a well-known technology columnist.
He has worked with the Unique Identification Authority of India or UIDAI, part of the Planning Commission, Government of India.
The World has changed Webinar series: 2
What: Lessons From A Paramedic On The Frontline:
When: Sunday, 24th May, 2020 Time: 5 PM IST
Who: Eli Beer (Life Saver & Founder, United Hatzalah) in conversation with Rives (Poet & Storyteller):
As the number of COVID-19 cases surge every day, it is only our doctors and paramedics on the frontline that ensure we receive timely medical care & attention. As we continue battling this deadly virus, let us hear from one such individual who not only run's the largest volunteer based paramedic organisation in Israel but who is also a recent COVID-19 surviour.
Why should you listen?
Eli Beer, has been running United Hatzalah for over 14 years now & has re-imagined the way we look at medical first response and the power of community in an emergency. His organisation has saved over thousands of lives by ensuring medical care reaches them within 3 minutes. Eli, was recently diagnosed by COVID-19 and was stranded in the U.S while his family was back home in Israel.
Join us this Sunday, 24th May at 5 pm to hear how the world has changed with stories from a paramedic on the frontline.
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About the Speaker:
Eli Beer is a recent COVID-19 surviour & The Founder & President of United Hatzalah. United Hatzalah is an independent, non-for-profit, fully volunteer driven emergency medical services organization. It provides medical first response fast and free within 3 minutes in Israel. This model eventually grew into a national EMS service with over 6,000 volunteers who respond to medical emergencies all across Israel. Similar first-response paramedical models have now been built all over the world, including India.
On June 2, 1978, Beer witnessed the bombing of the #12 bus. He was struck by the chaos of the incident and the dearth of emergency rescue resources. This traumatic experience inspired him to volunteer on an ambulance at the age of 15, while attending school and working in his family’s book and real estate business.
He is the recipient of the 2010 Social Entrepreneur for Israel award received by the Schwab Foundation, the 2011 Presidential Award for Volunteerism in Israel received by President Shimon Peres, and the 2012 Young Global Leader award.