Here are some of the best quotes from day 2 of Business Today's event 'BT MindRush'. From Nirmal Jain Founder & Chairman, IIFL Group to Dr Sangita Reddy, MD, Apollo Hospitals, the event saw some of the best minds from industry sharing their thoughts
Dr Sangita Reddy, MD, Apollo
"Upside of pandemic was, it made everyone think about the importance of health. Downside is we lost lives."
Ashish Shah, COO and Co-Founder, Pepperfry
"This time would be called pre and post-COVID for years to come. It was a life-changing moment. Speed is of essence. Constantly innovating is something we take seriously."
Mahalakshmi R ,HR Head India, Mondelez Int
"We requested employees to respect their health and draw a boundary line and not continue working day and night."
Patu Keswani CMD, Lemon Tree Hotels
"We decided not to lay off anyone but to find creative ways to reduce costs. We also decided to pay the small vendors within 30 days."
Nirmal Jain Founder & Chairman, IIFL Group
"In this market nobody has a crystal ball and nobody knows how the market will behave."
Daisy Chittilapilly MD, Digital Transformation Office, Cisco
"Pandemic is speeding up the adoption of robotics. We cannot have factories shut for two months again."
Subram Natarajan CTO, IBM India/South Asia
"The pandemic significantly accelerated the AI adoption,"
Dr Rohini Srivathsa National Technology Officer (CTO), Microsoft India
"The fact that India is noting one of the highest uses of AI in the world is a very good sign."
Rajkamal Vempati CHRO, Axis Bank
"Parents with young children are really struggling. People are not really taking leaves. We got to reshape and reimagine not only the workplace but how we work,"
Rajnarayan CHRO, Titan Co
"WFH has increased productivity. Meetings start and end on time. They tend to be more to-the-point."