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Automotive: disruptions ahead – II

That data are going to play a major role in the future of automotive, both as tools to streamline several activities (like proactive maintenance, safety and security, traffic management and even design hints for future releases) and as a way to deliver new services (car as a service, transportation as …

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A nice, ugly surprise

It already happened to me twice, and possible to thousands of other people around the world. I got an email with a link, courtesy of Amazon, that told me to look at what happened that day in 2003 (once, the other time was 2002, I seem to remember). I duly …

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“Come on, Answer to me!”, said Alexa

Many of us have become used to talk to Alexa. There are an estimated 94 million people in the US owning a smart speaker (up from 76 million in 2020). They are growing everywhere and if you include smartphones with smart personal assistant capability the numbers are in the billions! …

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Digital transformation of Retail

The retail sector has seen a growing shift towards e-commerce that has accelerated since the pandemic begun. Clearly the ecommerce is an aspect of the digital transformation of this sector and so far has seen the prevalence of few big players (see the graphic) although more and more companies have …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – XVII – Healthcare DX

Digital Transformation of Healthcare Until 2019, in the pre-Covid era, Healthcare was lagging behind several other sectors in terms of Digital Transformation. The music sector as well the travel sector were well ahead, and even the manufacturing sector was considered to be much more advanced than healthcare. The pandemic did …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – XIII – Doctor at home

Healthcare at home At home healthcare is nothing new. As technology progresses there are more and more opportunity for continuous monitoring and remote diagnostics. I remember I started to be involved, from a Telco perspective, in telemedicine 40 years ago as we were looking for application of ISDN, an amazing …

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