“Experimental content is the king of new-age media today” – 30 quotes of the week on digital transformation

Launched in 2014, HistoryCocks is a weekly column of YourStory, with notable quotes in our articles from last week. This special series of quotes focuses on the growing impact of digital media in India and around the world (see the previous post here). Share these 30 gems and ideas with your colleagues and networks, and come back to the original articles for more information.

The economic survival of organizations, and even nations, will depend on who can best harness the power of future technologies. It’s a brave new world. – Alex Siow, ‘Leader with IT’

Thanks to technology, we can now ensure that no matter where people live, the essentials that save lives can and should reach them. – Kabeer Biswas, Dunzo Digital

If we continue to support each other and aspire for more creative women to be a part of this ecosystem, the industry will have a brighter future with more professional women in the VFX space. – Shruti Verma, Epic Games

There is a missing link in the treatment of mental health, between what we call meditation and medicalization, that is, between wellness practices and clinical solutions. – Jo Aggarwal, Wysa

We need to steer the design towards a healthy internet that prioritizes community and collaboration over the toxic cultures that permeate online. – Payal Arora, “The next billion users”

[D]ATA capture is now built into the design of everyday objects – often without a valid reason, leading to trust gaps between designers and users. – Simon Roberts, Stripe Partners

The first way to disconnect children from technology is to connect them to nature. It improves their observation, improves their curiosity, makes them think more and also makes them really happy. – Ekta Ohri, LitJoys

Recruiting talent is a big challenge in cities and towns of level II-IV. – Atul Pratap Singh, Jobsgaar

In India, doctors are not very tech-savvy. For them, telemedicine just means a consultation over a video call or WhatsApp. – Abhisek Sengupta, CareNow Healthcare

Over the next 10 to 15 years, India will be defined by deep technological innovation. – Manish Singhal, Pi Ventures

MSMEs have not had the privilege of having facilitators and supports who could help them in a way that allows them to focus only on their core business, rather than worrying about back office functions. – Anand Jajodia, AlignBooks

It is viable to extend formal credit to smallholder farmers and overcome the structural challenges that have often kept inherently creditworthy farmers out of the formal finance ecosystem. – Shubhang Shankar, Syngenta Group Companies

The agricultural supply chain in India is highly fragmented, with last mile delivery almost lacking. – Mayank Chaurasia, Egreens

Some of the electronic waste is extremely complex in constitution and therefore can be difficult to recycle, and there is a lack of availability of environmentally friendly recycling technologies. – Dipak Kumar Singh, Government of Bihar

In India, we do not have reliable public transport. Therefore, as soon as we can afford it, we choose private transportation. – Vinayak Bhavnani, Chalo

The likelihood of people following the traffic rules in India is quite low. – Gagandeep Reehal, Minus Zero

We shouldn’t miss the bus with crypto and blockchain. The industry is growing rapidly and it should be adopted with checks and balances in place. – Rameesh Kailasam, IndiaTech.org

Scaling up digital brands in India is a big opportunity. – Ananth Narayanan, Marques Mensa

Extracurricular activities for children represent a market opportunity of $ 10 billion or more in India alone. The demand for e-learning has exploded over the past twelve months as parents seek the holistic development of their children. – Rajat Agarwal, Matrix Partners India

Beyond the curriculum, learning is a very large space and is the need at a time when academic excellence may no longer be enough for a child’s success. – Neeraj Aggarwal, Xto10x

Many students are studying English at school across the country, but they still don’t have a good vocabulary. – Bishnu Acharya, vocabulary guru

By 2025, edtech will have a high double-digit market share. It will not completely replace schools, but in certain categories e-learning could become the dominant player. – Vivek Sinha, Academy

With over 1.2 billion adolescents worldwide, the opportunity to educate young girls and boys beyond academics is enormous! – Aishwarya Malhi, Rebalance

Teachers and students have had to adapt to online learning overnight and are now quickly discovering its potential. – Mrinal Mohit, BYJU’S

Digital commerce has gained ground following the lockdown / restrictions and is expected to remain vibrant. – Reliance Retail

Technologies developed on an open stack are uniquely equipped to help users adopt cloud services at value-based prices and high performance. – AS Rajgopal, NxtGen

There is an increased demand for continuous testing to ensure quality releases in the production environment. – Asad Khan, LambdaTest

Gen Z is a tough nut to crack for marketers around the world. – Ashwarya Garg, HYPD store

Experimental content is the king of new-age media today, and the algorithm loves you the most when content speaks to audiences and breaks stereotypes. – Carry Minati

YourStory also published the paperback “Proverbs and quotes for entrepreneurs: a world of inspiration for startups” as a creative and motivating guide for innovators (downloadable as apps here: Apple, Android).

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