How COVID-19 is Accelerating India’s Digital Transformation

Wednesday, July 29 at 11:00 EDT / 17:00 CET

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In the third of a series of webcasts hosted by 57 Stars, we turn our focus to India, where prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, technology adoption and digital consumption levels were already rising steadily, with roughly 100 million consumers online. Notwithstanding the surge in the number of coronavirus cases, the pandemic has further propelled the country’s digital transformation, with the next 100 million consumers quickly moving online, effectively doubling the online consumer market with new business models taking advantage of technology platforms to provide differentiated B2B and B2C offerings.

In this webcast we will explore:

  • How is COVID-19 affecting India’s digital economy and tech startups?
  • What does Google’s plan to invest USD10 billion over the next five to seven years, and its investment into Jio, mean for the tech ecosystem in India?
  • Which segments of the economy are potential winners?

Join 57 Stars co-founder and managing director Gene Pohren and executive director Amit Chandra as they lead a discussion with Sudhir Sethi, founder, and chairman, and Karthik Prabhakar, executive director, of Chiratae Ventures, India’s leading domestic early-stage technology/venture capital fund.