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14 February 2017, Gateway House

Reversal of brain-drain and the importance of Innovations Clusters

Clas Neumann in his interview envisions the new type of globalisation that the digital economy has created. The increase in distribution of work and revolution of global supply chains. He discusses the winners and losers of the changes in the H1B visa systems, specifically the brain drain reversal, and the alterations the Indian business model needs to make to adjust to these changes. He further emphasises on the idea that for technology companies to foster and develop, their closeness to "innovation clusters" is most important. And describes the role of governments in enabling the cultivating of digital spaces and digital cities.

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This is an interview conducted with Clas Neumann during The Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue 2017.

Clas Neumann is Senior Vice-President, Global Head at SAP Labs Network, Shanghai. He was on the Technology Dialogue at GOIGD 2017.

Virpratap Vikram Singh is the Website Content Manager at Gateway House.

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