Can apps for networking replace the absence of in-person events to create professional connections? In a professional setting, colleagues, acquaintances, and new connections most often, and effectively, started and maintained a business relationship at physical conferences, events, and meeting for coffee. Since going virtual, many networking habits and sales dependent forums have halted. This has harmed companies and individuals seeking mentorship and career growth.
The ongoing situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased focus on automation to drive business continuity and revive the Indian economy. Furthermore, fueled by the ban on Chinese products and apps, this has acted as a catalyst for India to look towards developing a high-tech ecosystem indigenously. Keeping technology at the center of all operations, 5G, which is poised as the next-big thing in enabling digital communications, will be central to this transformation, and provide sectors the zest to augment their business operations.