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Report on Webinar held at 2 pm on July 18, 2020.

The COVID 19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to every country in the world, since all the countries are facing similar challenges, therefore knowledge sharing on the approaches and measures in dealing with covid-19 pandemic among the countries and stakeholders is critical for their effective response and swift recovery from the crisis. IMDR has started a new series of meet-up for our students, wherein, resource persons who are witnessing such economic upheavals in different parts of the country will join us to share how business and economies are preparing to unlock and overcome the challenges in from of them.

Under this initiative IMDR Pune invited Mr. Smarajeet Mohapatra from Western Australia on Saturday, 18th July 2020. He is currently working as Engagement Manager of Tata Consultancy Services, Perth , Western Australia.

He is alumnus from PGDM Batch of 2003-05. The webinar was conducted for the students of PGDM-II. He discussed about his significant learning from his alma-mater IMDR Pune.

The speaker provided an insight as to how Western Australia has been coping with the pandemic. He spoke about the advancement of the country in terms of innovation and digitalisation greatly facilitated the economy. In the discussion different points were explored on the Australia- China socio-economic partnership and the global influence.

He has highlighted the importance of mining, education and technology were few of the sectors which propelled the economy, as well as concepts about the aspects affecting oil and gas industry was elaborated.

He also stressed upon the need to have domain and functional knowledge in order to articulate. He emphasized on willingness to learn and openness towards technology is very important towards one’s development.

Overall, the session was interactive and students got insights about the IT sector.