Digitization stimulates sharing economy

Every time I watch Rachel Botsman, a recognized specialist in collaboration, speaking about how ridiculous is to have a drill at home, I realize that it is the perfect example to explain the relationship between consumption habits and sharing economy. By Rachel’s calculations, when you buy a drill, you will pay for an asset that you will use for 12 or 13 minutes. In the…

Microsoft and the Japanese cows

Understanding the possible applications of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is not the most straightforward task. These are arid and complex subjects. But Roberto Prado, director of Microsoft’s cloud computing business, has the gift of explaining things to others. I met him, last November, at the Hacking Health Summit, held at FAAP in Ribeirão Preto, a city located in the countryside…