The Fate of the Next Pandemic Lies in What We Eat

If “wet markets” in Wuhan, China, played an early role in the spread of COVID-19, as is widely believed, the coronavirus pandemic has plenty of company: SARS, MERS, Ebola and other diseases also migrated from animals to humans. It’s impossible to overstate the role of the world’s food supply in the suppression or transmission of […]

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Healthcare, Unbound

Delivering more care through tablets, laptops and mobile phones, whether at home or in another lower cost setting, could help us prevent the next pandemic. For much of the last decade, we’ve envisioned on-demand, “anywhere” delivery of healthcare via a consumer-to business (C2B) platform. The consumer and industry responses to the COVID-19 pandemic are accelerating […]

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Amid Crisis, It’s OK To Be Vulnerable

COVID-19 absorbs my days as Cognizant’s chief people officer – and as an individual. I worry about my family. I miss my grown children, who have left the nest. And I’m sharing this in a blog. Which is what makes this a remarkable moment for business. For those of us fortunate enough to remain virus-free […]

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Surviving Digital Business Change Amid Any Crisis

Digital business change can be vexing to C-level executives, even in ordinary times. Amid a worldwide crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, what was once considered somewhat complex is exponentially more challenging as unforeseen issues surface. For starters, there are semantic issues. Many senior leaders dislike the word “digital” because it’s often misused (i.e., all […]

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AI in Life Sciences: Faster Cures for Viral Disease

COVID-19 is upending life as we know it. The potential effect of this viral disease on mortality and public health, as well as the lasting socioeconomic impact of the crisis, is unfathomable. To mitigate the wide-scale impact of this growing pandemic, our hopes are trained on a vaccine, prophylactic or curative, and the life sciences […]

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Financial Institutions & COVID-19: How to Lead through the Crisis and Prepare for the Next One

The global response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and local social distancing efforts has sent massive supply- and demand-side shocks to retailers, automakers, healthcare companies, and travel and hospitality purveyors. No sector is immune. In fact, banks are already feeling the downstream impact and bracing for longer-term consequences. In our discussions with banks and diversified […]

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Balancing Health Data Sharing with Protections: Great Medicine for Quashing Epidemics

In Singapore, public health officials publish online the locations of the residence, workplace and places recently visited by each newly confirmed coronavirus patient so that other citizens can take appropriate action to protect themselves and their loved ones. In Taiwan, health insurance and immigration agencies combined the 14-day travel histories of local and foreign residents […]

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