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Damodar Sahu

Digital & Innovation Strategist - Automotive at Wipro Limited

Greater Detroit Area, Michigan, United States

Ranked as the #1 Social Seller Globally for Wipro - By LinkedIn (#SSI of 91)

Helping customers advance their product & services realization goals with direct impact on revenue growth, market share & cost to serve via differentiated ‘ways of working’. Exploring the ‘art of possible’ for the client and deliver an experience-led capability built around customer’s business, a high-velocity change/build capability designed to scale seamlessly.

As a design thinker, Damodar works at the confluence of business and emerging technologies which includes IoT, AI, Industry 4.0, Blockchain & Service Transformation. His digital transformation approach and innovative technology application thought-process is well acclaimed by his presentations as Speaker in numerous technology conferences and global fora, and through his numerous articles and blogs in the print and social media.

A keen strategist with a go-getter attitude, Damodar is a thorough management professional with more than two decades of success in driving business benchmarks, digital/technology initiatives and charting a sustainable growth path for clients.

Damodar has a post graduate diploma in business management in CRM and Operations Management and has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Telecom Engineering. He also completed a Management Development program (MDP) on Leadership in the age of Digital Transformation from IIM - Calcutta.

An enterprising leader with abilities in leading multi-skilled motivated teams to achieve organizational goals. With strong organizing skills, he is a team player and a decisive leader with a numerous success in directing projects from original concept through implementation to handle diverse market dynamics. His previous experience includes reputed organizations namely Bharti Teletech, Accel Frontline, Intex Technologies, Kores (India) Ltd., Bajaj Electricals Ltd.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Greater Detroit Area, Michigan
Speaking Topics: Intelligent Self Service, IoT to IoE (Internet of Everything), Industry 4.0

Damodar SahuPoints
Academic90
Author10
Influencer29
Speaker128
Entrepreneur20
Total277

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Manufacturing & Automotive
Theatre: North America
Media Experience: 21
Last Media Training: 02/24/2020
Last Media Interview: 04/17/2020

Areas of Expertise

AI 33.09
Analytics 30.32
Autonomous Vehicles 38.60
Business Strategy 33.67
COVID19 37.78
CRM
Customer Experience 30.34
Design Thinking 37.45
Digital Disruption 39.03
Digital Transformation 40
Emerging Technology 35.12
Future of Work 33.07
Innovation
IoT 45.80
Marketing 30.10
Predictive Analytics
Startups 33.55
Supply Chain 33.03
Blockchain 40.35
Social 34.40
Mobility 30.13
Public Relations 32.33
Leadership 31.83
Agile 31.71
Entrepreneurship 31.35
Sustainability 33.44
Diversity and Inclusion 32.15
Business Continuity 32.48
Procurement 30.21

Industry Experience

Automotive
Consumer Products
Engineering & Construction
High Tech & Electronics
Industrial Machinery & Components
Manufacturing

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Publications

1 Academic Award
Wipro Learning Champion
Wipro Limited
October 17, 2012
Wipro Learning Champion

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Tags: Design Thinking, Future of Work, Leadership

4 Academic Certifications
Facilitating Design Thinking
Cooper Professional Education
February 25, 2020
Facilitating Design Thinking –

This will enable –
• Identify desired outcomes for collaboration sessions across the design thinking process.
• Lead an activity to help stakeholders align on the right problem to solve.
• Discover ways to normalize risk, incorporate play, and articulate the rules of engagement.
• Harness the power of my mind, body, and voice.
• Lead an ideation session to unleash fresh thinking from a diverse set of collaborators.
• Receive feedback on your facilitation skills from your peers and instructors.
• Lead discussion to invite participation from diverse groups.
• Adapt discussion for different time periods and situations, including remote participants.
• Lead a group prototyping session to clarify and evolve your thinking as a team.
• Receive more feedback on your facilitation skills from your peers and instructors.
• Turn learning into action: Plan my next workshop and incorporate learnings into a personalized checklist.
• Create an individual action plan to keep improving my facilitation skills.
Key Takeaways would be –
• Facilitate sessions to produce greater team alignment and creativity.
• Manage energy and create a safe space to encourage full-team participation.
• Guide your team to focus on reaching their desired outcomes.
• Invite curiosity to explore new ways of looking at the problem and potential solutions.
• Plan your facilitation using a framework that drives the discussion toward clarity and action.
• Improve your facilitation skills through practice, personalized feedback, and setting concrete goals.

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Tags: Agile, Design Thinking, Leadership

Leadership in the age of Digital Transformation at IIM Calcutta
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
June 24, 2016
Leadership in the age of Digital Transformation at IIM Calcutta

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Design Thinking
Wipro Limited
March 22, 2016
Design thinking refers to the cognitive, strategic and practical processes by which design concepts (proposals for new products, buildings, machines, etc.) are developed. Many of the key concepts and aspects of design thinking have been identified through studies, across different design domains, of design cognition and design activity in both laboratory and natural contexts.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Disruption, Leadership

Power Messaging
corporate Visions Inc,
February 21, 2016
Mobilize Your Messaging Efforts
Be Strategic and Build Groundswell
Leaders Must Lead

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Tags: Business Strategy, Design Thinking, Entrepreneurship

1 Academic Fellow / Scholar
Research Scholar | PhD in Computer Science
SunRise University
January 15, 2018
Research Scholar | PhD in Computer Science

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, IoT

1 Adjunct Professor
Top 8 TechTrends in 2020 and beyond at AVIT - Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation
AVIT - Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation
April 29, 2020
Top 8 TechTrends in 2020 and beyond at AVIT - Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation - April 2020

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

1 Advisory Board Membership
Honorary Advisor
IncubeOdia Entrepreneurs LLP
June 12, 2017
Honorary Advisor @ IncubeOdia Entrepreneurs LLP

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Tags: Business Strategy, Social, Startups

10 Article/Blogs
How partnerships between manufacturers and technology companies are accelerating value to the customer
www.wipro.com
April 06, 2020
How partnerships between manufacturers and technology companies are accelerating value to the customer

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Startups, Business Strategy

Managing Supply Chain Complexities
ConnectedWorld
December 30, 2019
Managing Supply Chain Complexities
How companies are transforming and driving value in procurement and supply chain with the help of emerging technologies.

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Tags: Analytics, IoT, Supply Chain

The Disruptive Potential of Blockchain in Media and Entertainment
CIO Review
December 23, 2019
The Disruptive Potential of Blockchain in Media and Entertainment
https://media-entertainment.cioreviewindia.com/cxoinsight/the-disruptive-potential-of-blockchain-in-media-and-entertainment-nid-4056-cid-1.html

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

iNteract - Intelligent Service Assistance
linkedin
June 13, 2019
Customer Service is among the most tangible customer-facing activities offering manufacturers the opportunity to enhance the customer experience by automating the administration of terms and contracts. Warranty and Service management information are the important source of “on-the-ground” failure data, which is critical for future product designs. The cost of warranty management continues to rise. High-tech and consumer electronics companies are among the hardest hit - subject to escalating warranty management costs due in part to rapidly falling prices, increasing product complexity and rising demands from quality-focused customers.

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Tags: Cloud, Customer Experience, IoT

The Future of Service Experience
linkedin
April 18, 2019
Customer service is a critical component of customer experience. Research shows that by 2020, 94 percent of websites will likely have a chatbot interacting with their customers on the website[1] & [2]. As artificial intelligence (AI) moves into this important domain, businesses need to understand the potential of technology and how to leverage it for enhanced customer experience. Most executives know that artificial intelligence has the power to change almost everything about the way they do business and could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030 per PWC[3], but what many business leaders don’t know is, how to deploy AI, not just in a pilot, but throughout the organization, where it can create maximum value.

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Tags: AI

Applying design thinking to build foundations for B2B marketing success
linkedin
February 01, 2019
Business-to-business (B2B) digital marketers are increasingly taking a page out of the consumer marketing playbook by serving potential customers personalized experiences and targeted content. They’re adopting these tactics because their customers are behaving like consumers when it comes to making purchase decisions. About 74 percent of B2B buyers conduct half of their research online before making an offline purchase according to Forrester,1 while Gartner found that even in the late stages of the purchasing cycle, 83 percent of buyers continued their online research – for instance, validating information they get from sales reps.2

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Tags: Design Thinking, Marketing

Demystifying digital in the future of mobility and transport
IRU is the world’s road transport organisation
October 11, 2018
Demystifying digital in the future of mobility and transport @ IRU
Frictionless, automated, personalised travel on demand: that’s the dream of the future of mobility and transport. But how do we get there?
https://www.iru.org/resources/newsroom/demystifying-digital-future-mobility-and-transport

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Tags: IoT, Mobility, Public Relations

The Reinvention of Procurement through Internet of Things (IoT)
Wipro Digital
June 15, 2017
The Reinvention of Procurement through Internet of Things (IoT)
https://wiprodigital.com/2017/06/15/reinvention-procurement-internet-things-iot/

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Procurement

The Pillars of Digital Economy - IoT, Mobility, Cloud and Analytics
CIO Review India
January 08, 2017
The Pillars of Digital Economy - IoT, Mobility, Cloud and Analytics

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

Customer Value Proposition for Connected Car
https://www.telematicswire.net/
April 11, 2016
Customer Value Proposition for Connected Car @ Telematics Wire

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Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Customer Experience, IoT

3 Influencer Awards
Best Blockchain Application of the year 2018 - Wipro Limited
CNBC TV18 Supply Chain Award
March 17, 2018
Awarded the Best Blockchain Application of the year 2018 - Wipro Limited
By TATA Strategic Management Group in association with CNBC TV 18 @ Global Logistics Excellence Awards 2018

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Tags: Blockchain, Business Strategy, Supply Chain

#2018 #CNBCTV18 #SupplyChain #Award Global Logistics Excellence Awards 2018
#2018 #CNBCTV18 #SupplyChain #Award Global Logistics Excellence Awards 2018
March 17, 2018
#2018 #CNBCTV18 #SupplyChain #Award
Global Logistics Excellence Awards 2018

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Tags: Blockchain, Business Strategy, Supply Chain

Wipro Leaders' Program
Wipro Limited
July 27, 2013
Wipro Leaders' Program-
Wipro Leaders’ Program (WLP) is a flagship offering for middle managers. WLP provides experiences weaved around Wipro Leaders’ Qualities (WLQ’s) through perspective building sessions by Wipro’s top management, intended to appreciate the qualities and values expected of a Wipro Leader. The program also provides opportunities for self-awareness experiences with an aim of helping the participant attain peak personal-effectiveness. Moreover, the program equips the participants with basic takeaways necessary to build an effective team as well as to develop, coach and guide new managers/leaders. Past participants have rated WLP as one of the best programs they have attended in their career.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Leadership, Sustainability

21 Keynotes
Blockchain Investment - Q&A
Blockchain Expo North America
November 28, 2018
Blockchain NA

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Tags: Blockchain, Entrepreneurship, IoT

Digital Transformation of India - Powered by AI & IoT
AI & IoT Summit 2018
June 07, 2018
AI & IoT Summit 2018
‘Empowering Governance, Development & Businesses through Future Generation Technologies’
June 6 & 7, 2018| Le Meridien, New Delhi, INDIA

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, IoT

Blockchain in Modern Era
Unicom Learning
April 12, 2018
Blockchain Delhi - a blockchain conference

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

Transforming Manufacturing -
CII
March 23, 2018
Made in South India -

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, IoT

Keynote on Industry 4.0 at CII Event, Chennai
Confederation of Indian Industry - CII
March 05, 2018
Keynote on Industry 4.0 at CII Event, Chennai

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Tags: Business Strategy, Design Thinking, IoT

How IoT is disrupting with BlockChain
Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce
January 24, 2018
How IoT is disrupting with BlockChain @ BCIC IoT Day
Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology, IoT

Industrial IoT Opportunites
Alumni Association IIT Kanpur Pune Chapter
December 16, 2017
Alumni Association IIT Kanpur Pune Chapter

Speaker at Startup Master Class (2nd edition) - Pune Chapter – a PAN IIT
event on 16th September 2017

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Tags: Emerging Technology, IoT, Leadership

Blockchain in BPS
Businessx Media
November 29, 2017
Blockchain in BPS
http://www.businessxmedia.com/

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Tags: Blockchain, Business Strategy, Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation
AVIT
November 19, 2017
AVIT Graduation Day 2017

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Emerging Technology

Keynote on IIOTat India Manufacuring Show -IMS 2017
India Manufacturing Show
November 08, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3oglzilTY

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT, Leadership

Cutting-Edge Manufacturing - Advanced Robotics & Flexible Automation
CII
September 27, 2017
Cutting-Edge Manufacturing - Advanced Robotics & Flexible Automation at CII Conference

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Tags: AI, Autonomous Vehicles, Digital Transformation

Industrial IoT: Rewriting the rules of Industry 4.0 and supply chain through IoT
CII
September 22, 2017
Industrial IoT: Rewriting the rules of Industry 4.0 and supply chain through IoT by CII

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, IoT

Disruptive Technologies Transforming Manufacturing in a Digitally Integrated World
CII
September 06, 2017
at CII - Disruptive Technologies Transforming Manufacturing in a Digitally Integrated World

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Tags: Business Strategy, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

Keynote on "Disruptive Technologies for Transforming Manufacturing in a Digitally Integrated World"
manufacturing CIO Summit
August 11, 2017
Keynote on "Disruptive Technologies for Transforming Manufacturing in a Digitally Integrated World" at Manufacturing CIO Summit 2017

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

Building Next Generation of Manufacturing
Automation Expo
August 10, 2017
Automation Expo

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, IoT

IoT Solutions - The growth strategy for BPOs
BusinessX Media
August 05, 2017
IoT Solutions - The growth strategy for BPOs

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Tags: Business Continuity, Digital Transformation, IoT

Digital transformation and quality assurance
Bengal Global Business Summit 2017
January 21, 2017
Bengal Global Business Summit 2017

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

How to LEAP- The Way Forward - Smart Manufacturing
CII
October 21, 2016
The impact of pillars of Industry 4.0 is elaborated in previous two sessions. However, to get maximum advantage of adoption, the next step is to integrate these pillars across the vertical and horizontal chains of the organization and across the various processes to enable real integration of physical and cyber world.

This session will set a forward looking agenda on various aspects such as change reluctance at the organizational level, building rights skills, putting right infrastructure in place, setting priorities for adoption, and many others for effective implementation.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, IoT

Industry 4.0 | Smart Manufacturing
ASSOCHAM
October 07, 2016
Industry 4.0 by ASSOCHAM

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT, Supply Chain

New-age Technologies to aid in Governance
CII
September 14, 2014
New-age Technologies to aid in Governance by Govt. of Bihar

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Digital Disruption

Digital Food Safety Management using IoT & Blockchain
Knowledgehut
December 15, 2007
Digital Food Safety Management using IoT & Blockchain by Knowledgehut

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation, IoT

2 Media Interviews
MuliaSmarak - Mulia Sahu Memorial Scholarship
MuliaSmarak
May 17, 2020
MuliaSmarak - Mulia Sahu Memorial Scholarship
MuliaSmarak is a Personal Social Responsibility (PSR) initiative by his younger son Damodar Sahu to support on Education to the underprivileged students of his village -Bellaguntha (Belaguntha Wiki)

To know more about it, please visit - (facebook page) or write to muliasmarak@gmail.com

About Late Shree Mulia Sahu -
Late Shree Mulia Sahu was a small time businessman of Gopinath Street of Bellaguntha, Dist. Ganjam, Odisha - 761119 (Ghumusar Area of Odisha). Though he was not doing well in his business but he was always helpful to others and society. He was often fondly called as "MAMU" - Uncle in his village.

What Damodar Sahu says about MuliaSmarak -
Being the youngest child of my family, I used to get the best attention of my parents. Though my parents are not very well educated, their support on education had inspired me a lot. I am very grateful to my village those who supported me during my student life as my family was not doing well on finance. MuliaSmarak is set-up on a personal level to help the needy students of my village Bellaguntha.

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Tags: Public Relations, Social, Sustainability

E m i n e n t S c i e n t i f i c C o m m i t t e e M e m b e r ( S C M )
HILARIS CONFERENCES
June 07, 2019
Roles and Responsibilities of SCMs:
To make changes/modifications in the tracks and sessions of the conference
To guide us to deliver a successful conference
To review the Abstracts of tracks of your interest
To suggest potential Speakers/Delegates both from academia and industry
To give suggestions to increasing participation in poster presentation
session/workshops and enhance the scope of the conference.

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Tags: AI, Design Thinking, IoT

1 Panel
Interactive Panel Discussion : Planning for Tomorrow’s Car & City
AMTEL
June 15, 2017
AMTEL 2017
Automotive Mobility, Telematics and Beyond
AMTEL 2017, is India's premier conference on Automotive Mobility, Telematics & Connected Vehicles.
This forum is a convergence of the automotive industry, comprising of experts and practitioners, with
the latest innovations and advances on connected vehicles & telematics, sharing experiences and
insights, forecasting the trends and opportunities, with discussions on the policies, economics and
social implications.

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Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Digital Disruption, IoT

1 Speaker Award
Shaping the Future of Industry 4.0: Building Indian Smart factories to drive new age manufacturing
CeBIT
December 09, 2016
Smart Manufacturing is no longer just a concept, it’s the new standard among manufacturing companies. Today, interconnected machines, integrated with adaptive technological systems can think, communicate and simulate key technological breakthroughs in large scale manufacturing, industrial automation and Industrial Internet of Things, which are fast becoming the basics of building state-of-the-art production facilities expanding the scope of technology backed smart manufacturing.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, IoT

2 Speaking Engagements
Speaking on Current Pandemic - COVID-19 in TV
Nandighosha TV
April 17, 2020
Speaking on Current Pandemic - COVID-19 in TV during April 2020

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Tags: Climate Change, COVID19, Future of Work

Internet of Things - Leading the Change in Industry
Akamai
December 07, 2016
Internet of Things - Leading the Change in Industry @ Akamai

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Tags: AI, IoT, Leadership

2 Webinars
The Future World of Things
Professional Lovely University
June 04, 2020
The Future World of Things - Webinar at Professional Lovely University

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Tags: AI, Digital Disruption, IoT

Top 10 Emerging Technologies in 2020 & beyond
IIT
May 10, 2020
Top 10 Emerging Technologies in 2020 & beyond @ IIT

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Tags: COVID19, Emerging Technology, Future of Work

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