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How COVID-19 May Be the Catalyst in Ensuring a Healthy Future for Telemedicine

By Greg Kahn

Telehealth had slowly been picking up steam in the last decade, but with the onset of COVID-19, it seemed the virtual care option exploded almost overnight. The national telehealth technology and services company Amwell reported that the number of providers on its platform shot up 820% within the first month of the pandemic, while other providers such as Teledoc saw a 100% jump—an average of 20,000 virtual patients visits per day—from the first week of March to mid-April. The American Medical Association (AMA) reported similar surges in Indiana, New York and Boston. Now, with cities and businesses reopening across the United States, physicians predict telemedicine will play an integral role in healthcare moving forward, as long as the changes made by the government to ease restrictions and regulations enabling telehealth are permanent.

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The Future of IoT: Creating a Sustainable Planet

By Tammy Peters

Many are aware of the perils that technology can bring, but not everyone is privy to how it can also be of significant help when it comes to protecting the environment. While some of today’s most pressing challenges have been brought about by tech, it’s also technological advances that have the potential to make the world a better place.

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Conversation with Greg Kahn & Smart Home Panel

In this unprecedented time, our homes have suddenly become our entire worlds. No longer just places to sleep or start and end our days, they’re now our constant sources for fitness, entertainment and education along with food and shelter. How do connected technologies fit in? What are ways that they’re helping us endure and live more productively and joyfully?

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The Future of Mobility is in Our Hands

By Greg Kahn, CEO, Internet of Things Consortium

Pre-COVID-19, electric bikes, ride-sharing services and mass transportation ridership were on the rise, with smart mobility gaining attention as a revolutionary way of moving from destination to destination efficiently—one that is cleaner and safer.

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INDUSTRY FOCUS PANEL: Retail Transformation in 2020 and Beyond

By Greg Kahn, CEO, Internet of Things Consortium

There is no doubt that the retail sector has been hit hard with COVID-19. This sector, however, was already experiencing huge transformation even before the global pandemic, with increased competition from new business models and changing consumer demands, making digital transformation essential, particularly for those “brick and mortar” retailers.

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Envisioning a more resilient retail landscape with more choices than ever

By Greg Kahn, CEO, Internet of Things Consortium

When the global pandemic drew an unexpected line in the retail sand, it divided the industry into essential and nonessential businesses and set off an unprecedented chain reaction that left many endangered and a handful intact but overwhelmed. 

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Aging in Place: Building a Secure Home Environment with IoT

By Greg Kahn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Internet of Things Consortium

Numerous studies show that older Americans overwhelmingly prefer to age in place. In fact, in an AARP survey of adults 18 and over, 75 percent indicate they would like to remain in their current residence, while 77 percent would at least like to live in their community as long as possible. Only 59 percent, however, anticipate being able to stay put. Here’s why: serious questions about rising healthcare costs, personal safety, independence and more leave many doubting their own ability to create and maintain the kind of home environment necessary to support their inevitable needs. 

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Accelerate your IoT development by leveraging iSIM

By Vincent Korstanje, Vice President & General Manager, Connectivity, Arm

The desire for better business-driving data and insights means that IoT deployments are now on the upswing. According to a recent Economist Business Intelligence Unit (EIU) report 60 percent of companies are now rolling out IoT programs.

While the current situation is likely to have an impact, it is also clear that investing in IoT technology gives businesses a potent real-time ability to act precisely on operations, making them more resilient and flexible. These are particularly important levers in times of uncertainty.

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THE SHOW MUST GO ON: How To Keep The Momentum Going When Facing A Pandemic

By Greg Kahn

As a CEO deeply passionate about IoT devices and technologies, I am no stranger to rapid change. The industry itself has undergone tremendous transformation and evolution in just the last few years. In addition to the ubiquitous use of smartphones, the number of connected devices had reached 22 billion worldwide by 2018, with 41 billion predicted by 2027. And across the globe, internet users had reached a new milestone at 51% by the end of 2019.

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WHERE DO WE GO FROM FEAR? A Brave New World Awaits

By Greg Kahn

In any crisis, be it personal or collective, there are many stages though which we may wander, from disbelief, fear and anger to the darkness of the unknown and, eventually, acceptance. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. Without a doubt, it has singlehandedly brought the world to its knees. And when—not if—we emerge, loss will surely follow—loss as in a way of life we once knew. And it is understandable. Change challenges us to think with an open mind, see the world with fresh eyes and imagine what is possible beyond the status quo.

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How should I handle my business NOW?

Thoughts about business development, marketing, sales and everything in between

By Tali Chen

As with most everyone else, the coronavirus caught me unprepared. I had to find a way to adapt. I had to step back and adjust my approach and my priorities. Forced to shift from a very intensive travel schedule—where I would meet partners, customers and potential customers almost every week—to WFH (work from home) based, non-face-to-face meetings.

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Connected Healthcare at Work on the Front Lines

By Greg Kahn

For decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided statistical evidence of the impact of influenza around the world, stating that up to 646,000 people worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses each year—in non-pandemic conditions. With those staggering numbers coupled with the current COVID-19 crisis, we have never been more globally aware, with our best and brightest minds taking on the task to bring forth new and existing technologies to face the present danger and fortify us for the future.

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Smart Homes: Is This The Second Inning Of The Final Game Of The World Series?

By Greg Kahn

As consumers, we love the functionality, what smart devices deliver to us, but there are issues of interoperability, security, and privacy that we haven’t really thought about.

Every day there is news and analysis published about the “smart home” or “connected home”. But how do you cut through the chaff to figure out what’s really important in this booming industry – from which no one can escape these days? I recently moderated a panel at CES on The Connected Home Through the Eyes of Consumers and I’d like to share some of the important insights uncovered.

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CONNECTED RETAIL COMBATTING COVID-19 AND BEYOND: Drones, robotics and touch-free technologies are no longer a convenience but a necessity

There is no doubt the retail sector has been hit hard with the COVID-19 pandemic. Store closures have resulted in tremendous financial fallout, millions of workers have been laid off and many are worried about having enough supplies to get them through this crisis. But if we can step back for a moment, recalling Plato’s premise that necessity is the mother of invention, many industry leaders are forging ahead with innovative and touch-free technology—from delivery drones to robotics—to realize the potential of current and future innovation, filling critical gaps while ensuring the health and wellbeing of everyone. 

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COVID-19 and Connected Healthcare: Looking for the silver lining

By Greg Kahn

First things first: For many of us, we may be too close to the current health pandemic and financial crisis to see beyond the fear and panic gripping the world. And it is understandable considering the millions of livelihoods at stake, the misleading information and the real threat that the coronavirus poses to the elderly and compromised. From where I sit in New York City, the gravity of these compounded circumstances can be overwhelming when there appears to be no solution in sight. But I have always been an optimist, at least a practical one, and believe there is a silver lining to everything—even this. I’ll explain.

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Thoughts on Leadership in an IoT-driven World – From CEO World Magazine

By Greg Kahn

I am not convinced that every CEO sets out—with intention—to become a leader. I am convinced, however, that those with passion, a clear vision and the ability to inspire, inform and initiate action eventually and naturally reach a gratifying summit.

Prior to founding the Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC), I spent about 20 years in media—film, television, digital advertising and digital publishing—an industry for which I still have a deep passion. Over the course of those two decades, I had my fair share of challenges, particularly in the early days where I took more than a few brutal punches. But I had tremendous opportunities and recognition. I was named one of the top influencers in the independent film industry globally, and I was on one of the main stages at the Cannes Film Festival. During my time in the advertising world at Optimedia, I had the privilege of working with many dream clients, including Disney, T-Mobile, BBC America and Pizza Hut to name a few. I also received the Media Maven Award from Advertising Age and was selected as a 2010 Media All-Star by AdweekMedia—the only executive of those named to Media Mavens or All-Stars in 2010 to be honored by both leading trade publications in the same year. My last corporate position was running revenue for a division of the American media conglomerate Meredith Corporation.

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