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Tech Tonics: Making It Happen – Madeline Bell, CEO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

June 22nd, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Making It Happen – Madeline Bell, CEO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Madeline Bell is one of those people who decides what they want and does what it takes to make it happen. She grew up wanting to be a nurse, wanting to work with children and ultimately deciding she wanted to [See the full post…]

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Drone Delivery Project in Iceland Shows the Way

June 19th, 2020 |
Drone Delivery Project in Iceland Shows the Way

Maron Kristófferson is the CEO of the Icelandic company aha, an online service for restaurant food and groceries. The company delivers food to customers by car, but had an idea for a project that would show how drones can help [See the full post…]

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IDC’s Kitty Fok: Part 3 – Tech Trends Driving China’s Economic Transformation

June 16th, 2020 |
IDC’s Kitty Fok: Part 3 – Tech Trends Driving China’s Economic Transformation

China’s economic transformation has been among the most significant events in our lifetime, studied in-depth within and outside of China by economists, analysts, sociologists, historians and experts across different fields. In part three of our series with managing director of [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Patrick Hines – Helping People is in His DNA

June 8th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Patrick Hines – Helping People is in His DNA

Since March 23, 2020, Dr. Patrick Hines, physician, scientist and entrepreneur has spent most of his time between the Detroit Children’s Hospital and a nearby hotel room, where he stays to minimize COVID-19 risk to his family.  He occasionally [See the full post…]

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COVID-19 Speeds Digital Transformation in Italy

May 20th, 2020 |
COVID-19 Speeds Digital Transformation in Italy

Technology innovation has been spreading across Italy for years, but the mandated lockdown during the rise of COVID-19 in March and April 2020 proved that Italy’s IT infrastructure can handle a nation of smart, remote workers. Will this change the [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Craig Lipset – Patient-Centric Before It Was Cool

May 18th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Craig Lipset – Patient-Centric Before It Was Cool

As a boy, Craig Lipset thought he wanted to become a doctor – but over time, he came to appreciate that his real interest was, as he put it, engaging in the spirit of medicine at the population level – [See the full post…]

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IDC’s Kitty Fok: Part 2 – In the Wake of COVID-19, Opportunities for ICT in China

May 15th, 2020 |
IDC’s Kitty Fok: Part 2 – In the Wake of COVID-19, Opportunities for ICT in China

For decades “Made in China” has generally meant, to the Western world at least, mass produced cheap goods. But the strategic plan “Made in China 2025” established by Premier Li Qekiang aims to move the country into making [See the full post…]

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COVID-19’s Impact on the Tech Industry in China

May 14th, 2020 |
COVID-19’s Impact on the Tech Industry in China

The coronavirus pandemic jolted economies and businesses around the world. Immediately experts reported on signs of destruction and offered examples of recovery. In a three-part series, Kitty Fok, Managing Director of IDC, China, explains findings from her annual report, which [See the full post…]

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Tech Unlocking the Future of Work

May 13th, 2020 |
Tech Unlocking the Future of Work

During this shelter-in-place, there have been many feel-good moments of people collaborating with each other whether it’s working from home or personal stuff like having a Zoom party on doing online wine tastings. One of the unexpected story gems was [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Tele-behavioral Health – Breaking Down Barriers and Stigmas at a Time of Escalating Need

May 4th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Tele-behavioral Health – Breaking Down Barriers and Stigmas at a Time of Escalating Need

For 20 years, advocates of telemedicine have been trying to break through to common usage. For all of modern human history, those with mental health challenges have held back from seeking treatment due to the stigma associated with doing so. [See the full post…]

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Jeanne Meister: Insights on the Effects of COVID-19 on Working from Home

April 28th, 2020 |
Jeanne Meister: Insights on the Effects of COVID-19 on Working from Home

Ten years ago Jeanne Meister co-authored a book entitled, “The 2020 Workplace“. In it, she didn’t anticipate a pandemic causing us to work from home. But the foundational ideas of remote working still apply and have been brought [See the full post…]

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Autodesk University’s Journey to Virtual Workstations

April 23rd, 2020 |
Autodesk University’s Journey to Virtual Workstations

Autodesk University is the flagship conference of the design software maker Autodesk. One of its most famous products is Auto-CAD, which is so data intensive it requires a workstation to run. The company used to set up a fleet of [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Toby Cosgrove – Resilient, Dyslexic Physician-Innovator

April 20th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Toby Cosgrove – Resilient, Dyslexic Physician-Innovator

A brilliant and creative cardiac surgeon who went on to become the brilliant and creative CEO of the Cleveland Clinic for 14 years, Dr. Toby Cosgrove surprised many when he was invited back to his alma mater, Williams College, to [See the full post…]

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Streaming Business Apps to Remote Workers During COVID-19

April 13th, 2020 |
Streaming Business Apps to Remote Workers During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has modified the way the world works in what could be called the biggest ever work-from-home experiment. Ruben Spruijt, a senior technologist at Nutanix, explains how virtual desktop and desktop-as-a-service technologies are allowing IT departments to stream [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Torrie Fields, The Business of Making Better Memories

April 6th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Torrie Fields, The Business of Making Better Memories

A childhood fraught with illness, loss and uncertainty drove Torrie Fields to an adulthood focused on making these experiences better for others.  Torrie sincerely believes that we are all here for a reason and that her reason to is help [See the full post…]

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Leadership is Everyone’s Business

April 2nd, 2020 |
Leadership is Everyone’s Business

Leaders are made, not born… and the era when the boss was always right and barked orders to the company’s worker bees has become obsolete. The work of Professor Jim Kouzes, and his collaborator Barry Posner, in the field of [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Laurie Zephyrin, MD: Public Health as Destiny

March 23rd, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Laurie Zephyrin, MD: Public Health as Destiny

Dr. Laurie Zephyrin was disappointed to learn that a less-than-rock-star voice was going to stand in the way of her career as a singer, but fortunately she locked onto her healthcare destiny in her teens.  A formative moment in high [See the full post…]

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The Global Semiconductor Market During the 2020 Pandemic

March 22nd, 2020 |
The Global Semiconductor Market During the 2020 Pandemic

Global semiconductor orders are one of the barometers of how the the computer industry is doing. Analysts look at the breadth of the market, including everything from the chips in IoT devices, automobiles, industrial appliclations like robotics, servers in data [See the full post…]

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Virtual and Augmented Reality in the Post-Coronavirus World

March 20th, 2020 |
Virtual and Augmented Reality in the Post-Coronavirus World

As the world retreats inside, it’s easy to wonder if the public’s adoption or consumption of immersive experiences and technologies could rise. Formats that are accessible on a smartphone, like 360 video and AR, could take on more importance in [See the full post…]

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Monica Kumar: Walking the Talk of Diversity in the Computer Industry

March 20th, 2020 |
Monica Kumar: Walking the Talk of Diversity in the Computer Industry

Diversity in employment has been an ongoing issue in the tech industry. According to Bureau of Labor statistics, women make up 26 percent of the computer industry workforce, down from 35 percent in 1990. Nutanix executive, Monica Kumar (SVP [See the full post…]

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Perspectives on AI and Cloud in the Fight Against COVID-19

March 17th, 2020 |
Perspectives on AI and Cloud in the Fight Against COVID-19

It’s hard to tell how the cloud, machine learning, AI, etc., are having an effect in the fight against the coronavirus. In this segment, we chat with Dr. David Shaywitz, a Harvard-trained MD and research scientist in Silicon Valley [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Dr. Lynda Chin – Bringing AI to Medicine Through Infrastructure

March 9th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Dr. Lynda Chin – Bringing AI to Medicine Through Infrastructure

Taking on challenges is nothing new for Dr. Lynda Chin. It started with learning English well enough in a couple of years to graduate valedictorian of her high school, evolved to a distinguished career as a physician-scientist and then [See the full post…]

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Destined to Redefine Databases

March 5th, 2020 |
Destined to Redefine Databases

For some people a job or a profession takes on a greater significance than just career. It becomes a life’s work. Bala Kutchibhotla has spent his life working, developing and innovating database technology.

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What if DevOps Changed How Every Business Runs?

February 25th, 2020 |
What if DevOps Changed How Every Business Runs?

DevOps typically refers to removing friction between developers (‘Dev’) who build software and operations people (‘Ops’) who have to run it. Mark Lavi’s definition goes much further. “It’s about removing the friction between developers and the customer,” said Lavi, Principal [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Seth Feuerstein – Behavioral Health Entrepreneur Before It Was Cool

February 17th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Seth Feuerstein – Behavioral Health Entrepreneur Before It Was Cool

Seth Feuerstein’s grandfather was a physician and his parents were both attorneys, so naturally his parents thought he would become…a comedian!  While that didn’t come to be, he did end up as both a doctor and a lawyer who [See the full post…]

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