The Future Of

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Sal Khan of Khan Academy
Seema Bansal
Seema Bansal

The Future Of: How real is India's digital education reach?

In the last 4-6 weeks, not only private schools but also central and several state governments have been forced to rise up to the challenge and come up with multi-modal remote learning strategies involving TV, Radio as well as digital mediums like curated YouTube playlists sent over Whatsapp. How are these digital strategies actually faring in the field? How real is India’s digital reach and penetration? In the latest dispatch, BCG's Seema Bansal decodes the future of education.

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Amit Agarwal, global senior vice-president and country head, Amazon India
Biocon chairperson and managing director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint
Khan Academy's Salman Khan. Photo: HT
Future Group founder and chief executive officer Kishore Biyani.
Future Group founder and chief executive officer Kishore Biyani.

‘Difference between digital, physical retail networks will vanish in 5 years’

  • Kishore Biyani says the more we personalize the shopping experience, the more the customer will be willing to spend the entire wallet with us
  • The future of retail will be driven by data science and customers experiencing a seamless journey between the physical and digital worlds, says Biyani

Corporate customers
Corporate customers "should be very scared" of Amazon's move into the dashboard. As consumers pay less attention to horsepower and more to streaming content and services, they "won't really care whether you’re in a Ford or a Chrysler or a Chevrolet or a BMW." (Image for representational purposes only)

Getting under the hood of Amazon’s auto ambitions

  • Companies working closely with Amazon risk losing business to the online retailer as its transportation expertise grows
  • Amazon was granted several patents that involve the transport of passengers, including a 2017 patent to provide an on-demand transportation service through a network of self-driving vehicles

The world of management as we knew it is dead, as are the typical management pyramids.  (Jayachandran/Mint )
The world of management as we knew it is dead, as are the typical management pyramids. (Jayachandran/Mint )

From people manager to thought leader

  • As routine tasks are automated, humans will have to learn the art of inspiring others around them
  • The world of management as we knew it is dead, as are the typical management pyramids

The majority of mobility use cases can be served better by MaaS, or Mobility as a Service, than by ownership. (NYT)
The majority of mobility use cases can be served better by MaaS, or Mobility as a Service, than by ownership. (NYT)

How the ride will replace the drive

  • Shared tech: GM is testing autonomous EV fleet of Chevy Bolts with plans to launch a commercial ride-sharing service this year
  • On the move: Toyota has partnered with Amazon, Uber for e-Palette— an electric, autonomous minivan for mass transit, deliveries and mobile offices

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