IBM Watson Healthcare new office in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, MA – 10 Sep 2015: Opening its new IBM Watson Health global headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Deborah DiSanzo is joining the company as the business unit’s General Manager, introduced a pair of newcloud services, and revealed major new partnerships — all reflecting IBM’s commitment to helping advance the quality of health globally.

Who is Deborah DiSanzo?
Ms. DiSanzo has more than 30 years of experience working at the intersection of healthcare and technology. She served as Chief Executive Officer for Philips Healthcare from 2012 to 2014. She served as the Chief Executive Officer of Philips Medical Systems International B.V. at Koninklijke Philips N.V. since May 2012 and served as its Executive Vice President. She served as Chief Executive Officer of Patient Care and Clinical Informatics (PCCI) and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Informatics and Patient Monitoring. She served as General Manager of Cardiac Systems and senior vice president at Philips Medical Systems International B.V. from 2008 to 2012. Prior to, she served as Vice President and General Manager of Philips Medical Systems International B.V. and held various leadership positions. She also served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Philips Patient Monitoring business, and held a variety of management positions in Cardiac Care, Cardiac Resuscitation, and Healthcare Information Management businesses. She served as Vice President and General Manager at Philips Medical Systems North America Inc. She joined Philips in 2001 when Philips acquired Agilent’s Healthcare Solutions Group. She has been a Director of ReWalk Robotics Ltd. since September 16, 2015. She was inducted into the Babson Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. She received her B.S. from Merrimack College. Ms. DiSanzo holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts.

I want my Wearable Computing now .. not 2030!

Hopefully wearable computing won’t go down the road of Smart TVs with many false starts, crackpot features that really are not that useful and companies blitzing the path for others to have to walk or fall over.

Google has already come under extreme critisism for Google Glass regarding privacy and the media has already termed users “Glassholes”. Great start, I think not. Maybe the introduction of Android Wear is an attempt to re-market the concepts and the goals.

There is will to move forward with Facebook recently buying Occulus Rift for a humungous $2 billion. Microsoft is also looking buying wearble ip rights , for much lower sums of $150 million from the The Osterhout Design Group. But there are questions as to whether these companies really are best aligned to deliver. Do we need entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs.

Consistancy seems to be the key to crack the wearable computing problem otherwise developers will be back to the days pre-smartphones and OS where supporting all types of hardware was extremely onerous …not to say its not now, but its getting better.

Fingers crossed for 2015 !


Facebook creates its own hardware for its own datacenters !

Great article on how Facebook is not buying from HP, Lenova or the like but instead creating its own hardware sleds in its labs . It has 5 different server variants and can pull them as it chooses , as well as making corrections without having to pull full servers.

For the open hardware movement , especially in Asia, this is their research work done for them !

IBM Connect 2014 Conference in Florida starts today !

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Connect 2014 will feature an outstanding line-up of speakers and keynotes from the media and business sector, including:


Scott Adams

“Dilbert” creator Scott Adams to speak at IBM Connect 2014
Scott Adams, creator of the world renowned “Dilbert” comic strip, takes center stage at IBM Connect 2014 in Orlando on Tuesday, January 28. Using his book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, as a backdrop, Adams will illustrate how his failures contributed to his success. You don’t want to miss his inspiring story – how he’s energizing his life’s work and delivering better business outcomes. Register today.


Mark Fidelman, Forbes

Named a 2013 Huffington Post Top 50 Most Social CEO, Mark applies both his Fortune 500 and start-up expertise in revenue generation, marketing and business strategy to produce the highest possible ROI at the lowest cost basis.

Mark is a recognized expert in creating sales and marketing machines leveraging his experience with Freemium and Open Source business models. He has worked in the software and technology space for over 20 years with organizations such as A.T. Kearney, EDS, CT Space, and Autodesk. Mark authors the ‘SOCIALIZED AND MOBILIZED’ column on Forbes, and is the author of the book ‘Socialized!: How the Most Successful Businesses Harness the Power of Social’.


Beverly Macy, Huffington Post

Beverly is an educator, author, speaker, and thought-leader in marketing strategy and the power of social media. Her focus is on how real-time social media, global branding, big data/mobile/cloud computing is affecting communications and business trends today. She is the author of ‘The Power of Real-Time Social Media Marketing’ and she contributes regularly to The Huffington Post and hosts the Social Media Radio Show on BlogTalkRadio’s Tavis Smiley Network.


Clarissa Felts, Lowes

Clarissa Felts is responsible for driving diversity of thought through collaboration and strategic alliances, and implementing a strategy for diversity and inclusion that impacts talent, suppliers, community and customers across markets. Previously, Felts was responsible for leading a cross-functional team delivering collaborative technology, enterprise content management and seamless workspace to Lowe’s workforce.