Jeff Cotrupe has just posted a video providing rapid-fire takes on three top technology trends organizations need to know about and act on today: privacy, including Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to the US Congress, and enforcement of the GDPR in the EU; AI, including machine learning, deep learning, cognitive, chatbots, and more; and big data and analytics (BDA), with a focus on data preparation–which is consuming up to 80% of what he terms “data time” in most organizations today–and the emergence of the first end-to-end BDA platform. Companies mentioned include IBM (and IBM Watson), TIBCO, FreeSight, Solix, Collibra, Unifi Software, Facebook, and Google.
Stratecast has published Jeff Cotrupe’s latest report, Wearing Your Heart (Rate) on Your Sleeve: How Fitness Trackers and Big Data Solutions are Giving the World a Running Start toward Connected Health. The report’s key findings include:
- Broken health processes built on broken data processes waste hundreds of billions of dollars. The good news is that consumers are laying the groundwork for the coming revolution in healthcare simply by using fitness trackers.
- Apple and IBM have built an ecosystem designed to give everyone (patients, providers, researchers, and payers) what they are looking for in a connected health future–and are beginning to deliver it today.
- Serious challenges, however, could kill population-wide connected health; and some are already having unhealthy effects on healthcare. These challenges include the rapid data growth associated with the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT); the difficulty of ensuring data security, integrity, and privacy; and claims fraud.
- Despite these challenges, industry, academia, and government continue pressing forward because the pressing health and economic issues they face cannot wait. Solutions providers such as AWS, Apple, IBM Watson Health, Mimo, Misfit, Next IT, Platfora, Virdata, and others mentioned in this report are beginning to move the planet toward connected health by delivering results for patients, providers, payers, researchers, and governments.
- Leveraging big data to revolutionize healthcare could generate $300 billion to $450 billion in annual cost savings.
“Broadband everywhere” could leave communications service providers (CSPs), such as mobile carriers, nowhere. Now that most users are broadband-connected, providers such as Google, Netflix, Facebook, and more can provide over-the-top (OTT) services–video, voice and video calls, and text messaging over the Internet, often for free–that consumers used to pay CSPs to provide. The good news for CSPs is that by delivering great customer experiences, they can still win. The bad news: CSPs cannot capitalize because, as a group, they are delivering poor customer experiences. Through a series of communications, Jeff Cotrupe, Stratecast, and IBM show how by combining data from customer satisfaction surveys and social media with data about subscriber experiences with specific services, CSPs can retain subscribers–and create and sell more of the services those subscribers truly want.
The theme of the campaign is How User Behavior Data Can Help CSPs Prosper in an OTT Era. Communications include a webcast; a white paper; a blog post; and an infographic, a small portion of which is shown here.
Jeff Cotrupe led a panel on analytics at GIL 2011: Silicon Valley (Twitter: #GIL11sv), Frost & Sullivan’s Growth, Innovation and Leadership event at the Fairmont San Jose, San Jose, California. The panel, “Meeting of the Minds: Rediscovering Your Business Through High-Impact Analytics,” covered topics across the business analytics & intelligence (BAI) and web analytics spectrum. The panel also featured an industry star-studded group of panelists: Brett Error, Vice President, Chief Technologist, Omniture Business Unit of Adobe; Erick Brethenoux, Program Director, Predictive Analytics and Decision Management, IBM; Indranil Chatterjee, Vice President of Mediation Platforms, Openwave Systems; John Zell, Vice President Global CRM Solutions, Razorfish, and Nanda Kishore, Chief Technology Officer, ShareThis.
In March 2011, media brought us some of the saddest and most shocking images in recorded history as multiple earthquakes and a tsunami devastated Japan. Jeff Cotrupe shared links about the tragedy, called the world community to action on Twitter and Facebook and contributed to disaster relief via the International Federation of the Red Cross. At the same time he was thankful for better media developments closer to home.
In early March, Cotrupe conducted a series of interviews about the IBM Systems Director product line with executives and customers at the IBM Pulse 2011 event in Las Vegas.