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06 July 2019

HP reinvents the way we work

At a recently held HP Big Switch event organised by the Times of India, ETCIO & Times Now in association with HP, CXOs and global tech leaders came together to discuss and share the emerging tech trends in the workplace. Thought leaders and technology gurus deliberated on how companies would embrace themselves to cope the devices that augment design, security and collaboration. 

Staring off this discussion, Sumeer Chandra, MD, HP Inc said:"We are living in a world of rapid change and digital disruption is all around us. We wanted to create a platform whereby we can get leading digital innovators in the country to come and talk about their experiences and journeys about digital transformation thereby creating a platform for learning and knowledge sharing. I am really pleased at how far we have come. 

Giving a presentation on "Office of the future to match the Millennial mindset", the HP team spoke about how smart technologies and devices are powering the collaboration at workplaces like never before. 

Leo joseph, senior director- printing Systems and solutions, HP Inc, shared how an even a printer could be vulnerable to security threats. " A printer is like a PC. It has a hard disc, network connectivity and you can send an email to it. So it is the easiest device to hack if you don't take care of its security", he added.
Jaideep Mehta, CEO, News Corp Mosaic Digital, stressed on the need to be digitally agile while moderating the panel discussion "Reality of dominance in the age of Digital". He said, "The big difference that we see happening is that, as we go digital, the next wave is being defined by the dramatic disconnect from the previous digital change or you could say that it is the next orbit shift, driven by AI".

Presenting the role of advanced technologies, Priyanka Dutt, India country Director, BBC Media Action; Amir Ullah Khan, Advorsir, Bill & Melinda Gates foundation stressed on how tech has evolved as an enabler while synergizing with the development sector. 

Rajiv Arora, Group CIO, Siemens, said “ There are three major trends seen- work automation, workforce adopting digital technologies and internal and external gig economy”. He said the problem faced majorly was inadequate digitization. He thinks the future is in using data to get the workforce to become more productive. 

Choice against force is a question of balance in the digital transformation of a customer driven exercise. Customers are digitally distracted. Unless you capture their interest you will lose the customers” said Hariharan Iyer group CIO, Raymond ltd. He thinks the reason that businesses fail today is because customers are constantly distracted and there is no instant gratification.

The sessions and presentations held in the conference deliberated the inevitable digital transformation that businesses are adopting and investing in 2019. The crux of every discussion highlighted the future impact of AI, Robotics and next generation of digital technologies transforming workplaces and helping companies to optimize tedious processes.