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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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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How Intelligent Automation Is Solving Unforeseen COVID-19 Challenges

Disruption is nothing new to the tech world. We’re used to discovering new ways of using technology to solve problems. But even with our love for challenging the status quo, COVID-19 has disrupted the business world in ways many of us never anticipated. With most of the world unexpectedly working and studying from home (or […]

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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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Keeping the Lights on During the Pandemic

For years, proponents have urged businesses to better enable employees to work from home, citing benefits like increased productivity, less commute time, better work-life balance and enhanced preparedness for business continuity should a localized disaster strike, such as a tornado, hurricane, earthquake, flood, etc. Overnight, the COVID-19 global pandemic made the final argument for work-from-home, […]

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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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A Virus in a Viral Age

Unless you’ve been totally off the grid, you’ve probably noticed the world is consumed with the topic of coronavirus. As of this writing, I am well thank [insert name of your personal deity here] and have felt no ill effects (thank you for asking) as I’ve traveled from Boston to Austin to Boston to London to […]

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