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About Arun Sundararajan (Digital Futurist & Tech Economist):
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 centres. 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.
TEDxGateway Webinar: Anindya Ghose (Professor & Tech Economist) and Arun Sundararajan (Digital Futurist & Tech Economist) in conversation with Govindraj Ethiraj (Journalist)
Webinar Series: The World Has Changed
Webinar Topic: Technology in the Post-Covid World
About The Webinar:
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 trade off between consumers’ data privacy and the greater societal good in a post-pandemic world?
This webinar reveals a profound change that is underway: 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. You 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.