I am a researcher and writer. My job is very simple. I monitor specific areas/themes/trends and report back to my clients. They don't expect me to be an expert in everything, which is a good thing because I'm not.
I typically get hired because of my ability to present my research in a broad, relatable context, combining insights from multiple fields. I concentrate on healthcare, with a secondary focus on finance and demographics.
I produce education content for healthcare staff and trustees. I have a small business book publishing company.
Bits and pieces -
Keynoted over 600 healthcare and business conferences.
Directed 3 films, including Why WalMart Works, a business documentary which was the first film to ever premiere in the U.S. Capitol Building
Author of 3 books.
Written about in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and New Yorker magazine.
Featured on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, the BBC, and Jon Stewart's Daily Show.
Graduate of Georgia Tech in Industrial Management.
My most popular keynote over the last year
The big four technology companies - Google, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft - are accelerating their pursuit of the healthcare market as they begin to refine their strategies for certain corners of the ecosystem. US healthcare players are forced to shift their digital transformation efforts online and Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft lend their data and technological expertise to become attractive players in healthcare. This comes as health organizations are struggling with an increasingly sicker population, higher costs, and changing consumer demands for faster and more convenient services.
Key points in the presentation:
1) Provide an overview of Google, Amazon, Apple' and Microsoft's most prominent healthcare projects and plans.
2) Highlight the persistent gaps in the US healthcare system that provide Big Tech and their cutting-edge technologies with entryways into the industry.
3) Identify the incumbent healthcare players that will benefit from and be threatened by big tech companies' foray into healthcare.
4) Outline the barriers that are still in place that are stifling tech giants' dive into the health space.
Big Tech/Big Data
The Abstraction Of Finance
Books Coming Soon:
The Edge 7/4
Big Tech Med 11/30
Muncie, IN 9/17
New York, NY 9/23
Work in progress:
Age Invaders - a documentary about the social and economic impact of the gray revolution
5000 Years Of Interest Rates - a documentary on the evolution of interest rates as a social determinant.
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