Lockdowns Spawn New Business Models – A New Era in Work and Trade is Upon Us

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Both regular workers and management theorists have been wondering what work, shopping and consumption will be like once the lockdowns are lifted. Will our recent experience alter work practices and shopping habits for good? Will new business models emerge? It has not been difficult of late to come across extreme views on remote work. I have seen home office enthusiasts who consider the events of recent weeks as confirmation of what futurists have been talking about for years: that working from home, or any other place for that matter, should not be a privilege reserved for the select few. In…...

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Norbert Biedrzycki Head of Services CEE at Microsoft. Leads Microsoft services in 36 countries which include business and technology consulting, in particular in areas such as big data and AI, business applications, cybersecurity, premium and cloud services. Previously, as a Vice President Digital McKinsey, responsible for CEE, providing holistic combination of strategic consulting, digital transformation through rapid deployment of business applications, big data solutions and advanced analytics, business use of artificial intelligence, blockchain and IoT. Prior to that, Norbert was as the President of the Management Board and CEO of Atos Polska, and was also the CEO of ABC Data S.A. and the President of the Management Board and CEO of Sygnity S.A. He had previously also worked for McKinsey as a partner and, at the beginning of his career, he was the head of Oracle's consulting and business development services. Norbert's passion is technology – he is interested in robotization, automation, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, VR, AR, and IoT and the impact modern technologies have on our economy and society. You can read more on this on his blog.