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Example from my Employer

I work for American Express and it has taken some really humanistic steps.

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Step 1. Amex was one of the 1st companies to start enabling its employees (colleagues as we call ourselves) to go virtual by rapidly assigning laptops, desktops and VPNs. If colleagues had a stable internet connect they were up and running.

Step 2. They took into consideration factors like colleagues may not be able to work from home due to a. lack of infrastructure b. someone to care for at home who may not receive help due to lockdowns c. parents who have to take care of children as schools and creche were shutting down

Step3. 100% office shutdown globally 

Step 4. Leveraging the long standing US partnership with Hilton offered 1 million hotel rooms to medical practitioners and doctors across US for free

What is the need are you focusing on?

1. Providing uninterrupted service in the financial sector 2. Providing support to Medical professionals

What is the best example of business adaption you’ve seen in response to COVID-19?

Amex, leveraging the long standing US partnership with Hilton offered 1 million hotel rooms to medical practitioners and doctors across US for free

What is your profession?

Analyst

Where are you located (country)?

India

Where are you located (region)?

  • South-eastern Asia

Which industry do you work in?

  • Banking and financial

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your submission? Are you participating in these efforts?

Amex collaborating with Hilton

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Welcome to the challenge Pritam Dasgupta ! Thanks for sharing your inspiration on how Hilton is working together with American Express. What has been the progress of the collaboration so far?

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Hi Isaac, here is the official statement-

https://about.americanexpress.com/press-release/hilton-and-american-express-donate-1-million-rooms-frontline-medical-professionals