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Tech Tonics: Kevin Lyman – From Halo to CEO

October 26th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Kevin Lyman – From Halo to CEO

Kevin Lyman was once the world’s highest ranked Warlock in Worlds of Warcraft and a professional Halo2 player. But that wasn’t his original plan. In fact, growing up in New Jersey, Kevin always wanted to be a scientist, even before [See the full post…]

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Ways 5G Will Superpower Digital Experiences

October 22nd, 2020 |
Ways 5G Will Superpower Digital Experiences

The ideas behind 5G got their start at NASA, which was seeking to improve space communication for satellites. As telcos roll out 5G networks with speeds of up to 10 gigs, the new wireless technology is poised to bring powerful [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Diana Brainard – A Passion for Patients, A Talent for Leadership

October 12th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Diana Brainard – A Passion for Patients, A Talent for Leadership

Diana Brainard’s passion for understanding our stories and experiences initially led her to study comparative literature in college; but sometime during her junior year abroad in Lyon, she realized she could pursue her passion through medicine, a journey that’s taken [See the full post…]

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Why Future Data Centers Will be Different

September 30th, 2020 |
Why Future Data Centers Will be Different

To meet the relentless demand for digital services, data centers will need to become decentralized and more autonomous, according to Ray Wang. He’s the Founder, Chairman and Principal Analyst of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research Inc., a research and advisory [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Geeta Nayyar, Executive Medical Director, Salesforce

September 28th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Geeta Nayyar, Executive Medical Director, Salesforce

Geeta Nayyar started off wanting to be a teacher, but then decided “science is the answer to everything” and became a doctor. Today she is the recently-appointed Executive Medical Director at Salesforce and gets to do both, which is her [See the full post…]

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Pivot from Selling Products to Outcomes

September 16th, 2020 |
Pivot from Selling Products to Outcomes

Digital transformation isn’t just about technology. It’s also about building new business models that leverage technologies like mobile, cloud computing and IoT. Ray Wang is Founder, Chairman and Principal Analyst of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research Inc., a research and advisory [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Dr. Ken Mandl – Forging Connection Through Technology

September 14th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Dr. Ken Mandl – Forging Connection Through Technology

Ken Mandl has a gift for listening to other people, whether they’re mentors offering the advice that shaped his career in pediatrics and informatics at Boston’s Children Hospital and Harvard Medical School, or helping physicians and patients learn from each [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: John Groetelaars – Connecting MedTech to the Digital World

August 24th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: John Groetelaars – Connecting MedTech to the Digital World

John Groetelaars learned to work with his hands on his family’s vegetable farm, but he realized early that he was more interested in using those hands to build motorcycles and mechanical devices.

He followed his inclination first by helping manufacture [See the full post…]

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Andrew Trister: From Jersey Boy to Digital Doc

August 10th, 2020 |
Andrew Trister: From Jersey Boy to Digital Doc

With a knack for engineering and a passion for patients, Andrew Trister career has taken this Jersey boy from radiation oncology to Apple to his current role at the Gates Foundation, where he’s spearheading their efforts to leverage technology to [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Jill Hagenkord’s Wild Ride

July 27th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Jill Hagenkord’s Wild Ride

Growing up in a small town in Iowa, Jill Hagenkord never imagined herself as a doctor, or scientist, or entrepreneur – yet she became all three, blazing her own path and charting for herself a captivating personal and professional journey. [See the full post…]

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COVID-19 Has Given Us a New Normal

July 13th, 2020 |
COVID-19 Has Given Us a New Normal

There’s practically no debate that some new ways of living and working will be with us long after the pandemic has ended. This is the mindset of the one the world’s biggest IT services companies, Tata Consultancy Services also known [See the full post…]

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Tech Tonics: Arnaub Chatterjee – Making Healthcare Smart

July 13th, 2020 |
Tech Tonics: Arnaub Chatterjee – Making Healthcare Smart

Arnaub Chatterjee comes from a long line of physicians, and in his youth, assumed he’d follow the family tradition.  At college at the University of Michigan, he pursued a well-traveled path towards medicine, graduating with a degree in cell and [See the full post…]

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Private Cloud Helps Italy’s INAIL Shift to Smart Working

July 10th, 2020 |

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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