This episode is about the journey and the lessons Jacqueline Thong has learned as she started building her company, Ubiqi Health. It is a glimpse into an industry poised for cataclysmic upheaval and change and all for the better. Is this the start of realtime health care? Could mobile help classify, diagnose and treat certain ailments without seeing a doctor? Big questions – ones we will be seeing play out inside of companies like Ubiqi. Here’s their story. Be inspired.
This is the story of how Matt and Len discovered their niche, launched their site, found some funding, launched a magazine, are in the process of launching a mobile magazine publishing platform and plan on building apps, apps and more apps. The thing is, they’ve done it before and they’ve done their homework on how they can succeed covering mobile – which they share their process in the episode.
The challenges of efficient communication within today’s hospitals is two-fold. First is simply the huge volume and complexity of daily communications between physicians and medical staff, and second is the sad fact that the vast majority of hospitals in North America run on legacy systems not equipped with the HIPPA-compliant technology required to handle the bandwidth or the complexity.
In part two of his interview with PerfectServe President and CEO Terry Edwards, Rob learns that the solution to this major health care industry problem may be lightweight mobile services which do not require a costly change in infrastructure or human behaviour, but seek to ‘fill the gaps’.
Damien Patton, CEO of Banjo, was a keynote speaker at the recent UNTETHER.talks summit held in Toronto at the end of June and we sat down to discuss a few prescient things that Banjo helps to evolve. First up was the way that Banjo enables proximity-based relationships and why it is important to building and fostering connection. Next it was what the long term implication of this type of enabling software is on forming, maintaining and broadening relationships.
How can mobile influence what we pay at the pump, reduce harmful pollutants, get us where we are going faster and contribute to urban planning? Listening to to Jim Bak, Director of Community Relations for INRIX, you will get the big picture of just how important and enabling mobile is becoming. Also, if you are an entrepreneur, you can’t help but look at this space as the wild wild west – so much opportunity.
Glancee’s story is a good one – as most mobile/entrepreneur stories are. Alberto Tretti is the co-founder and, while we do talk about the industry, the product itself and his motivation for starting it, we spend an incredible amount of time on his decision process for deciding what features should be in the product (and thus, which shouldn’t be in the product), as well as the importance of a great and simple user interface and user experience while designing the software. It is hard to build something that is easy to use.
Alain Mayer is the co-founder and CEO of Scoople – a mobile application that allows all of us to share our opinions about the news in real time – something that we’ve done inside of their product 150,000 times already. In this episode we shine the light on the future of news distribution, the impact of hyper local, the incredible power of real-time reader engagement and polling plus the sentiment layer and how that may just be the single most important piece of data we can collect.
Brett Serjeantson, founder and CEO of MediaMiser helps paint the picture of how mobile is changing their business and what is in store now that we are collecting content that needs to be monitored from multiple sources – mobile being one of them. If you have ever wondered what significant changes are in store in PR and how your company can use these shifts to your advantage, this is the episode for you.