‘Technology is a terrible master but a wonderful servant – 20 quotes of the week on digital transformation

From automation to autonomy, these quotes from the week of February 28 – March 6 capture tech impacts sweeping across the world!
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Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous edition here). This special series of quotes focuses on the increasing impact of digital media around the world. Share these 20 gems and insights with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.

See also our pick of Top Quotes of 2021 on Entrepreneurship, Investment, Digital Transformation, Storytelling, The India Opportunity, Pandemic Resilience, Failure Recovery, Design, and Art.

The role of AI is critical to personalising teaching at scale. - Ranjan Sakalley, Vedantu

One of the biggest challenges students face in their journey is learning gaps, which become visible when they are attempting to solve problems on their own. - Imbesat Ahmad, Filo

Managing operations is challenging, especially in the ecommerce space. One has to keep track of all the new launches and have quality checks in place. - Radhika Koolwal, Urban Space

Technology is the backbone of what is going to power the next few years of evolution in logistics. - Praful Poddar, Shiprocket

Smart toys will become increasingly customisable. Like mobile data packages, with a basic model, you can likely keep adding features as you please. - Vivek Goyal, PlayShifu

If 2011-2013 was about pushing products to people and creating more acceptance, 2020-2022 is the golden age of sextech, much like the internet in the 1990s. - Raj Armani, IMBesharam

People have started viewing and loving content from across the globe, which as a filmmaker gives you the opportunity and platform to collaborate with artists and people across the globe. - Minolae Jain

Laying the foundation for a digitised and monetarily-supported, AI-integrated legacy, gamification is changing the game for the global iGaming market. - Anton Rublievskyi, PMI

Emails have been the best, low-cost and high-return marketing channel for decades and still continues to be so. - Ramesh Srinivasan, Netcore Cloud

Everyone is now empowered to be a journalist, opinion-maker, and salesperson. - Jessie Paul, ‘Marketing without Money’

We are seeing a big evolution in storytelling with people building direct relationships with their consumers. - Ranjeet Pratap Singh, Pratilipi

If someone wants to really reach out to the unbanked population, they have to simplify the onboarding process. - Harshavardhan Pusala, Techurate

[Legal aspects] can be very unnerving for anyone, especially for startup founders who are anyway grappling with numerous issues of starting a venture. - Akshat Singhal, Legistify

Think of the exponential connections that, paired with the internet, eliminate geographical and even socioeconomic barriers. - Pritish Nair, Lunchclub

With the global adoption of crypto, blockchain products and services like NFTs are going mainstream. - Nischal Shetty, WazirX

Building the right product and building something that is needed is important rather than building a ton of things where a percentage of things might not even be used. - Rahul Arora, Intervue.io

Automation is not a luxury today, it’s a necessity. - Avi Kumar, Join Ventures

As companies have moved all their processes to a digital world, the way a company operates has become critical for businesses to function. - David Hsu, Retool

Agility in technology, strategy, and decision making will be what sets any business apart when it comes to navigating disruptions. - Vishal Rally, Tata TeleServices

Technology is a terrible master but a wonderful servant. We can either condemn it or accept it and use its tools to make our lives more efficient. - Sachin Shukla, UPDEED

YourStory has also published the pocketbook ‘Proverbs and Quotes for Entrepreneurs: A World of Inspiration for Startups’ as a creative and motivational guide for innovators (downloadable as apps here: Apple, Android).

Edited by Suman Singh

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