As part of the on-going series on Fever Network, the fourth chapter of Bounce Back Bharat premiered recently with former Indian cricketer Chetan Sharma.
Fever Network’s Bounce Back Bharat initiative is an attempt to support nation building and spread positivity via inspirational stories post the COVID-19 outbreak. The campaign features a series of webinars with the who’s who of the Indian corporate world along with top celebrities from the world of cricket and Bollywood. The first three chapters with Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh became a monumental success with more than 200K+ live views across social media platforms. The webinars have so far amassed more than 2.7MN views and the campaign has garnered 63MN+ impressions so far.
Chapter 4 saw top leaders like Siddhartha Mohanty (MD & CEO, LIC HFL), Siddharth Gadia (Founder, Zeno Health) & Dr. Kailash Katkar (MD & CEO, Quick Heal Technologies Limited) as part of the panel with Chetan Sharma where they talked about the how each of them reinvented the way business was to be done in the event of the biggest black swan event the world has seen. Quick thinking, faster GTM along with compassion towards their workforce helped them sail through these tough times.
Recalling his bounce-back moment, when he took a hat-trick in the 1987 World Cup match against New Zealand, Chetan Sharma said “Those were some tough times when I went through a rough patch. But the one thing I’ve realized is that to bounce back, the people around you play a huge role. Till the time you don’t get the support from your family, your coach, your mentor & your colleagues, then it won’t be possible to make a strong come back!”
Siddharth Mohanty, MD & CEO, LIC HFL spoke about his organization’s experience during the lockdown. He said, “When the lockdown struck, we were clueless. We had no idea what direction the world was moving in. Right before the lockdown, we had launched a mobile app HOMY, in the month of Feb. The app was a huge hit! We got more than 6,000 applications during the pandemic. Not just that, our loan disbursement has also been growing more than 50% since June!”
Siddharth Gadia, Founder, Zeno Health spoke about how they coped with the corona crisis. “We were a brick and mortar store delivering medicines to customers. When the pandemic hit, it was a big challenge in front of us but we were clear we had to serve our customers. To ensure smooth service, we plied taxies for 3-4 months to ensure our employees reach the store and provide medicines to our customers!”
Dr. Kailash Katkar, MD & CEO, Quick Heal Technologies Limited spoke about the importance of technology. He said, “We are a product company so we had no concept of work from home. Our IT department did a fantastic job on the announcement of the lockdown. The entire R&D team of 450 people were given the work from home facility in just 3 days. This was almost an impossible task! We also created a new revenue stream for our channel partners by making the product available to our customers via soft copies.”