Topic "Future of sharing and platform economy post COVID-19?"
Date: 14th Oct, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST.
(We are trying a new virtual event platform and you will have virtual tables to connect based on your batch (each decade will have a virtual table where you can join and initiate conversations)
The year’s COVID-related lockdowns catalyzed new digital exploration, sowing the seeds of a permanent and seismic shift in our commercial and social interaction. This talk will argue that most enduring recasting of a post-crisis society may not come from technological or scientific breakthroughs aimed at addressing the crisis directly, but because seemingly temporary societal, economic or institutional changes can accelerate transformation that was ongoing. Examples from a range of industries illustrate why platforms and the "scale without mass" approach will dominate the post-pandemic economy and the new platform models that are on the horizon. Professor Soundararajan will also explain the model’s resilience benefits and governance challenges, drawing out implications for automation, the future of work and impending federal antitrust cases.
Arun Sundararajan is the Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Technology, Operations and Statistics at New York University’s (NYU) Stern School of Business, and an affiliated faculty member at many of NYU’s interdisciplinary research centers, including the Center for Data Science and the Center for Urban Science and Progress. His best-selling and award-winning book, “The Sharing Economy,” was published by the MIT Press in 2016, and has been translated into Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Vietnamese.