Report on Webinar held at 5:30 pm on August 08, 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.Jatin Arora , from USA on Saturday, 8th August 2020. Mr. Jatin Arora is Director Sales and Marketing, Piramal Glass, USA Inc., Princeton New Jersey. He is alumnus from PGDIT Batch of 2000-02. The webinar was conducted for the students of PGDM-II. He discussed about his significant learning from his alma-mater IMDR Pune.
He shared his experience on how the pandemic has affected the US economy and the measures that were taken by the Government to deal with it. There was a change in the lifestyle and technology was driving it.
He shared an extensive insight on impact of the pandemic on different sectors. The sector wise details have been so grippingly and thoroughly presented. He covered the sectors like education, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, warehousing, construction etc.
He shared extensively his insights into the contemporary topics like work from home scenario, supply chain management and rapid digital transformation as a result of the pandemic in US.
He explored a positive angle of the word ‘disruption’ in the wake of this uncertainty. He emphasized on re-skilling and accepting the change positively.
He also mentioned about the fundamental shifts and path forwards, wherein he discussed about very momentous topics like family, health, mental fitness, connectivity, digital disruption and automation.
The students were advised to be that technology bent is a must in such a situation since the businesses are massively dependent on it. The session was informative and truly enriching.