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Developing public-private partnerships to address health inequities 

Health and vaccine inequities The pandemic has exposed long-standing inequalities in healthcare and created a stark contrast between the haves and have-nots. At the country-level, developing countries still do not have enough COVID-19 vaccine to cover the majority of its population. Within developed countries and specifically in underserved communities, vaccine hesitancy remains high and COVID-19...Read more

3 data-driven strategies that drive digital optimization 

As a Digital Strategist working within Media & Entertainment I often hear customers express frustration over having more data than they know what to do with. If you can relate, what a wonderful problem to have given data truly is the new currency of this digital age. I believe the problem is best flipped to...Read more

Ode to joy at work—Recharging our resilience with focus on employee experience and wellbeing 

While all of us experienced incredible disruption in the past year, retailers and brands emerged as one of the frontline heroes that kept us fed and alive. From farm to fork, from source to store—goods and products still had to flow. Meanwhile, the expectations increased, and many of these products were now expected to arrive...Read more

‘Be the change’ for HIMSS21 Digital and beyond 

With a theme of “be the change,” HIMSS21 had something for everyone, whether participants attended in person or online. We’re always happy to connect with the HIMSS community and merge our respective missions of “empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more” with “reforming the global health ecosystem through the power of...Read more

4 principles of Responsible AI in financial services 

In our digitally connected world, artificial intelligence (AI) is a priority for many industries. Adding intelligent security, analytics and more to your business can be a major differentiator. Financial institutions in particular are poised to benefit from the opportunities afforded by AI—however, it’s essential that the industry uses AI in a responsible manner....Read more

How digital transformation is advancing Defense and Intelligence 

Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, largely driven by exponential improvements in compute power, storage capacity, and global connectivity. These advances have ushered in a new ‘digital age’ in which data is the most valuable commodity and drives disruption across all industries—Defense and Intelligence included. As in other industries, defense customers are accelerating digital...Read more

Reflecting on a year of transformation for media and telco 

As we approach one full year since the restrictions and disruptions in response to the pandemic took their full effect here in the U.S., I find myself reflecting on all that has occurred during that time, and how business—and perhaps life in general—has been forever changed. As I’m sure is the case with all of...Read more

3 top takeaways from NRF 2021 

This year’s National Retail Federation BIG show was something different—entirely virtual. But it came off quite smoothly, demonstrating how powerful digital transformation can be. It even had some advantages over an in-person event. I was able to see more sessions for one. And without aching feet. Still, even with the more accessible digital format, not...Read more

Improving the pace of vaccine distribution through technology 

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted our health, economy, and psychosocial well-being. Public health mitigation measures such as wearing masks, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings, and washing hands have demonstrated benefit in curbing the spread of infection, but have been implemented inconsistently and unevenly throughout the world, which has limited their effectiveness. Unfortunately, as we...Read more

5 IoT retail trends for 2021 

In 2020 we saw retailers hard hit by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with dozens of retailers—Neiman Marcus, J.C. Penney, and Brooks Brothers to name a few— declaring bankruptcy. During the unprecedented chaos of lockdowns and social distancing, consumers accelerated their shift to online shopping. Retailers like Target and Best Buy saw online sales double while Amazon’s e–commerce sales grew 39 percent.1 Retailers navigated supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19, climate change events, trade tensions, and...Read more

Improve supply chain resiliency, traceability, and predictability with blockchain 

Introduction “Many new technologies have transformed the supply chain industry over the years; however, persistent problems remained, such as lack of traceability, especially for raw materials, and a lack of trust in data across parties. Our team has applied a new blockchain-based solution to solve these and many other supply chain challenges across our cloud...Read more