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Will your city be relevant in 2022 and beyond? Perhaps that depends on its digital initiatives. The pandemic has proven to be more than a public health crisis. COVID-19’s far-reaching consequences have transformed nearly every aspect of modern life. Now experts are debating which of those changes are here to stay, and which pre-COVID habits will remain the same. Amit Midha, the president of Dell Technologies’ Asia-Pacific and Japan region, weighs in on the future of cities, and how a thriving digital core will be the key to keeping a city relevant in the work-from-home age.

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Amit Midha is the president of the Asia Pacific and Japan region for Dell EMC, and an agenda contributor for the World Economic Forum.

 

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The pandemic has inspired more widespread acceptance of working from anywhere, weakening ties to city life.

If COVID-19 taught the world anything, it’s that a fair proportion of workers can work from home – or anywhere – as long as the local digital infrastructure is in place. As the pandemic winds down, many companies are offering flexible, hybrid arrangements.

Absent the coercion to commute to an office, workers may want to stray outside city boundaries. Cities will have to offer improved quality of life to attract, retain and grow talent. 

Digital transformation is vital to the continued relevance of cities.

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