INTERAPT BLOG

Wearables on the Factory Floor: JIT in the Information Economy

Advanced manufacturing and supply chain logistics today are actively proving concepts only recently made possible by smartglasses and connected technologies that connect their frontline workforce to data that helps them work faster and minimize errors. Boeing, UPS, and other advanced facilities are empowering human workers to operate more effectively in tandem with connected devices and…

3 Major Takeaways from HIMSS 2016

Last week, I traveled to the HIMSS 2016 conference in Las Vegas, with over 40,000 health IT professionals, vendors, and consultants in attendance. It was exciting to see startups, scale-ups, and big corporations come together to explore how the latest technology can help make people healthier. In particular, there were three takeaways from the conference…

Why Today’s MBA Graduates Are Trading Salary for Impact

Historically, the objective of acquiring an MBA was simple: Financial success.  But for today’s MBA graduate students, entrepreneurship is trending towards a different goal: Making an impact. In the past, MBA students would seek professional opportunities on Wall Street, or at some for-profit business offering a proven path to financial success.  While that desire to…

Top 3 Takeaways from Dreamforce 2015

I recently traveled to San Francisco to speak about wearables in the enterprise at this year’s Dreamforce conference – over 150,000 people from more than 90 countries. An amazing experience. I learned a ton about new trends Salesforce has identified as high priorities for the enterprise. In particular, there were three takeaways from the conference that resonated…

How Wearables and Scribblit Are Changing Remote Healthcare

  At a recent Health Enterprises Network event, Interapt CEO Ankur Gopal demonstrated how wearable technology like Google Glass, combined with mobile apps like Scribblit, will create a new way to deliver high-quality healthcare to remote and rural areas of the world. The demonstration was part of HEN’s “mHealth: Mobilizing the Community” event that focused…

Why Do We Pay a Dollar for Fast Food but Not Mobile Apps?

I recently saw an advertisement for a fast food chain’s Dollar Menu, and it got me thinking of the difference in consumer habits when paying a dollar for fast food versus paying that same dollar to download a mobile app.  Why is it that charging $1 for food has been such a successful driver for fast food’s growth…

Your Fitness is Your New Credit Score

Here in Louisville, where my company Interapt is headquartered, the Greater Louisville Project has sought to determine how our community ranks among 17 peer cities, based on four “Deep Drivers“ of competition.  Under the “Health Behaviors” driver, Louisville ranks 15th.  That low ranking makes it clear our community must take a critical look at itself in order to address…