Brazilian researchers publish in Nature

Professor Geciane Porto was excited when she arrived at the coffee shop that we chose to talk about innovation in Brazil. She kept her eyes on the cell phone, leaned her bag on the chair and reveal: “My team had a paper accepted by Nature.” We instinctively hugged each other. After nine months of waiting, the approval reached her mobile. “It will come out in…

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…

The future of care

The future of careHow can your Fitbit influence the questions your doctor will ask you? In a connected world a lot. Imagine that the doctor has access to all of your health data. By the computer screen, it is possible to check blood analysis results, the knees digital tomography that you took last year, and all the miles that you ran last month. According to…

How about our jobs?

Jeff Morgan, Manufacturing Research Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, wrote an article – originally published on The Conversation – about the future of jobs. Based on the Creative Commons rules, I will republish the article here. According to The World Economic Forum, the fourth industrial revolution, combined with other socioeconomic and demographic changes, will transform labor markets, leading to a net loss of over 5…

Technology is the key to improve productivity and growth

European Commission (EC) figured out that is necessary to invest money in developing a new industry. The strategy is to improve the domestic production through a modern, sustainable and high added value base. The Thinking Act Industry 4.0 study, conducted by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, reveals that the emerging countries’ share of industrial value jumped from 21 percent to 40 percent between 1991 and 2011.…

The revolution that will change us

“We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.”, wrote Klaus Schwab , Founder, and Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum (WEF). The first industrial revolution was marked by the introduction of steam engines. The…

“The goal is to keep people healthy”

Specialist at Indiana University comes to Brazil to talk about the importance of electronic medical records in patient care. The potential for improving patient care led Dr. Thankam Paul Thyvalikakath to research in the field of computer science. For her, digitize healthcare information is the key to amplify access to health and prevent diseases. “The patient is the center of the strategy. The emphasis is on…

Network of Trust

Blockchain promises to transform our day to day life, influencing the way we trade, register our assets and use the money. Fifteen years after leaving the recording industry and with a successful career heading large banks, a memory haunts you. On the morning of June 3, 2017, the newspaper reports the Central Bank of Russia is testing a digital currency. Six months earlier the U.S.…

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