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

'Technology is a terrible master but a wonderful servant - 20 digital transformation quotes of the week

Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature of YourStory, with notable quotes in our articles from last week (see previous edition here). This special series of quotes focuses on the growing impact of digital media around the world. Share these 20 gems and insights with your colleagues and networks, and come back to the original articles for more.

See also our selection of Best quotes of 2021 on entrepreneurship, investing, digital transformation, storytelling, India’s opportunity, pandemic resilience, failure recovery, design and art.

The role of AI is essential to personalize education at scale. – Ranjan Sakalley, Vedantu

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

Operations management is a challenge, especially in the field of e-commerce. All new launches need to be tracked and quality controls put in place. – Radhika Koolwal, Urban Space

Technology is the backbone of what will power the next few years of logistics evolution. – Praful Poddar, Shiprocket

Smart toys will become more and more customizable. Like mobile data plans, with a basic model, you can probably keep adding features as you see fit. – Vivek Goyal, Play Shifu

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

People have started watching and liking content from all over the world, which as a filmmaker gives you the opportunity and the platform to collaborate with artists and people all over the world. – Minolae Jain

Laying the foundation for a digitized and AI-funded legacy, gamification is a game-changer for the global iGaming market. – Anton Rublievskyi, PMI

Email has been the best low-cost, high-return marketing channel for decades and continues to be. – Ramesh Srinivasan, Netcore Cloud

Everyone is now entitled to be a journalist, opinion maker and seller. – 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 really wants to reach the unbanked population, they need to simplify the onboarding process. – Harshavardhan Pusala, Techurate

[Legal aspects] can be very nerve-wracking for anyone, especially for startup founders who are struggling with a lot of issues with starting a business anyway. – Akshat Singhal, Legitimize

Think of the exponential connections which, combined with the Internet, eliminate geographical and even socio-economic barriers. – Pritish Nair, lunch box

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

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

Automation is no longer a luxury today, it is a necessity. – Avi Kumar, Join Ventures

As businesses have moved all of their processes to a digital world, the way a business operates has become critical to how businesses operate. – David Hsu, Retool

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

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

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