The healthcare market is vast and is comprised of a number of players — patients, providers, payers, government, startups, associations, labs, pharmacies and other entities. A perennial challenge is getting all these parties to communicate and collaborate. Like every other sector of the economy, Healthcare has made great strides in adopting tools that provide automation and intelligence. But the efficacy of such solutions is limited by the lack of a comprehensive, reliable and easy to access data set that accurately represents patient care. The reality is healthcare data is split across a number of systems and extracting longitudinal data is…


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Voice is one of the primary mediums of communication globally. From the telephone to Alexa, voice-based applications and platforms have changed the way we engage with one another. As the world rapidly shifts to a remote and distributed workplace, voice communication becomes more critical than ever.

This is especially true for enterprises where the number of hours employees spend on audio calls is on the rise. Starting at 163 billion minutes in 2016, the time spent on audio conference calls has steadily increased as platforms like Zoom, Hangout, Discord, etc. have become more prevalent. …


Innovations in science, manufacturing, and technology have led to the development of millions of products that we use every day. From pharmaceutical drugs to medical devices to consumer products, these products have fundamentally changed our lives and created industries worth trillions. A critical factor in creating, testing, and deploying such products is quality management. This is important to not only create safe and reliable products but also required by regulatory authorities like the FDA and ISO. As a result, Quality management has grown tremendously over the years.

Hundreds of thousands of products are regulated by the FDA and other agencies…


The HR industry has adopted a tremendous amount of technology over the last few years to drive efficiency and intelligence. Despite such massive investments, the time to hire a candidate is going up and the talent gap is increasing. The average time to hire has increased by almost 50% and 83% of employers have had difficulty finding suitable candidates.

At the same time, candidate preferences are changing. More people are working remotely, prefer flexible hours and are more aggressive in looking for new opportunities. Consequently, companies have to interview and assess more and more candidates to address the talent gap…


Sales technology is one of the cornerstones of enterprise software. There are hundreds of vendors and billions spent by organizations to develop efficient and intelligent processes to drive revenue. As a bellwether for sales technology spending, Worldwide CRM revenue which totaled just $16 billion in 2011, has grown to over $120 billion.

At the same time, there has been an inexorable decline in the productivity of sales reps. The average rep uses 7 tools, but only 43% of sales reps achieve quota and only 47% of forecasted opportunities close and it is getting worse.


Hiring is a slow, manual and frustrating process for candidates and employers. Despite the enormous size and importance of the human resources industry, little has changed over the last few decades to alleviate this problem. There are 149m jobs in the US across all sectors and about 6.6m job openings (4% job openings rate). In December 2018 alone, 5.9m people were hired and 5.5m left their jobs.


The cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve rapidly with each year seemingly worse than the last. Attacks are getting more sophisticated and larger in scope. At the same time, investment in security startups and products is at record levels. To bridge this gap and continuously thwart attackers, security professionals must find new information sources, automate processes, work with the government, adopt new technologies and share data.

Storm Ventures brought together leading Security, Government, and Legal experts to lead collaborative sessions on how to build an effective and adaptive defense. Sean Kanuck (IISS), Caleb Sima (Former Capital One) and Pete McGoff (Box)…


Over half of the US workforce is not engaged. This is a shocking and worrying statistic given that we spend over 8 hours a day working on average. The resulting impact on productivity is predictably massive and costs us hundreds of billions of dollars a year. There are many reasons for not being engaged, but they typically fall into the culture or the career bucket. Cultural fit is determined by how well a person gets along with his/her peers, superiors and subordinates and whether the values of the company resonate. …


The Healthcare sector has been a laggard in leveraging technology for a long time, which has impacted productivity and the speed of innovation. A good example is the $30 Billion in incentive payments for meaningful use initiatives, which encourage things like the adoption of EHRs. Despite the benefits of moving to a digital platform, there has been little impact on cost reduction and quality improvement. In fact, concerns about usability, lack of integration and interference with patient interactions have plagued the technology.

One reason for this is that Healthcare is a very transactional industry. Each interaction among patients, providers, payers…


Written by Paul Kurtz, Co-Founder & CEO @TruSTAR Technology

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This has been true for the last 14 years. As each year passes we seem to be made aware of more severe security problems rather than learning how to better protect ourselves. This month we have seen a steady stream of information about very serious hacks involving Equifax, Yahoo, and NSA — and we are not yet even halfway through the month.

Statistics from Cisco’s 2017 Security Report show that it takes an average of 200 days for a company to uncover a hack. Once a…

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