700 Apply for Big Data Summer School in Brazil

first_imgAs the “B” in BRIC emerging economies, Brazil is at the intersection of massive economic gains and growing pains related to ongoing infrastructure limitations. Energy and transportation are some examples, but the hardest resource to find is also the most valuable: qualified professionals.In IT, there is already high demand for skilled professionals. And given the speed of changes in the industry, the demand will grow even faster for individuals who have Cloud and Big Data knowledge and skills in their portfolio. With this scenario in mind, EMC Brazil put together its first “EMC Summer School on Big Data” at Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ) this past February.Why Rio de Janeiro? Rio de Janeiro is home to Petrobras, Brazil’s national Oil & Gas provider, which recently discovered large oil reservoirs within deep layers under sea level. If you have ever heard of the phrase “data is the new oil,” this example is especially true. UFRJ realized the potential of converging the industry ecosystem around deep oil discovery and exploration and created a new research center on its campus that EMC was nominated to participate in back in 2011. Focused on Big Data analysis of seismic data as it applies to oil exploration and extraction, the R&D center aims to uncover news ways to extract value from the data generated by the oil and gas industry.The event provided participants with a unique opportunity to learn from leaders in academia and industry. I had the honor to be among the presenters as well as experience the program as an attendee. What follows are some highlights of the experience.First, the R&D team was caught by surprise with the number of applications submitted. The event was initially designed for 60 attendees, but once the portal was open to the public, there were more than 700 applications to attend. This event was not only popular with academics. In fact, many from finance, utilities, telecommunications and other industries also submitted applications. To keep the learning experience intimate and the hands-on labs to a manageable size, the list of applicants was reduced to 200 to make sure each and every attendee had a meaningful experience. UFRJ is already planning for next year’s event to cater to the growing demand!One of the sessions that stuck with me most was given by Milind Bhandarkar, Chief Scientist, Machine Learning Platforms at Greenplum, which becomes part of the newly-formed Pivotal company in April. Milind was one of the original team members for the initial implementation of Hadoop around 2006. He led a hands-on workshop where attendees got to play with jobs and scripts and went away with more than just the great experience, but also with the virtual machines they had practiced on, powered by Pivotal HD.After four days of learning, sharing and interacting, all I could hear was positive feedback. For many, it was the first experience with Big Data beyond webcasts, white papers and hype. People could finally grasp the power of Big Data technologies and get a sense of the art behind analyzing diverse sets of data, like a true data scientist. And for me, it was clear that EMC is helping Brazil and Latin America build the future technology leaders around Big Data and Cloud Computing.last_img read more

Croatia will be the center of health tourism this year

first_imgRead the full interview with Ognjen Bagatin on the portal Total Croatia News , and more information as well as login options on EPIC find out on the official website. Za Earlybird applications, which last until March 20, the ticket price is 750 kuna, or 40% of the total ticket price. Namely, after March 20, the ticket price will be 1250 kuna. On this occasion Paul Bradbury from the portal Total Croatia News, media sponsor and lecturer at the #DayOne conference, talked to Ognjen Bagatin about the organization of the first congress on the experience with patients and innovation in Europe, and which part of the interview we are transmitting. Chief Operating Officer of Cleveland Clinic Joe Sweet, MBA za EPIC stated: “I express my satisfaction and honor to participate in such a large event as the European Patient experience & Innovation Congress, which is organized as a host by the Croatian Polyclinic Bagatin. I am sure that this will be a great opportunity to learn something new, share experiences and network with the aim of a more innovative approach to the patient and raising the quality of the user experience.Sweet pointed out.   How nice this title sounds. It is good to repeat it several times: Croatia will be the center of health tourism on a global level this year. This is how global leaders in health tourism come to Croatia – Joe Sweet, Director of International Operations at Cleveland Clinic, Lori Kondas, executive director of the Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Office, Mario Škugor, director of PBL case development at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College, Irving Stackpole, President of Stackpole & Associates, Inc., Daniel Coulton Shaw, Ambassador for Global Clinic Rating, Stephen Bender from the Disney Institute, Sheila Stevens, Director of Patient Experience at Mayo Clinic, Rahul Kashyap, professor of anesthesiology and researcher at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Frank Papay, President of the Institute of Plastic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, Toby Cosgrove, former CEO of Cleveland Clinic, and director and director of Cleveland Clinic – Ph.D. Tomislav Mihaljević and many other health professionals. “This is where innovation and technology thrive the most, and at EPIC we will have the opportunity to hear about the amazing innovations used by some of the world’s health giants, but also about niche innovations that could bring a significant future for patients and patients. I look forward to listening, learning, and networking with great speakers and amazing attendees from around the world. This should not be a congress held once a year, this should be a way of life for health in Europe. Continuously improving the experience with patients every day of the year, and we wanted to do our best to help”Concludes Bagatin. SAVE THE DATE / OneDay Or DayOne, 02.04.2020. , Forum Congress Center, Zagreb Innovation and technology play a key role in the development of the medical tourism industry, Bagatin said, adding that they affect the way they communicate with their patients, follow procedures from start to finish and ultimately build trust and relationships with patients. Accordingly, the optimization of health services and patient support are emerging as some of the most important topics of the health sector today EPIC Congress – Tom Mihaljević Ognjen Bagatin will also give a lecture at the #DayOne conference and, with a concrete example with Mate Car, Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Health, show how cooperation between the private and public sectors is not only possible, but also imperative. Finally, it is important to emphasize once again that last year at the most important conference for health and medical tourism in Europe – International Medical Travel Journal – IMTJ, Polyclinic Bagatin was announced the best cosmetic surgery clinic in the world, and how the Bagatin Polyclinic was awarded two Temos International accreditations for excellence in medical tourism. The goal of EPIC is to focus on the first approach to the patient, and the main goal is to achieve better medical results and their measurement- Ognjen Bagatin, Polyclinic Bagatincenter_img EPIC brings together some of the most influential physicians, MedTech startups, and health professionals from Europe and beyond, to improve the patient’s healthcare experience in the near future. “The goal of EPIC is to focus on the first approach to the patient, and the main goal is to achieve better medical results and their measurement. It is important that we see all the decisions we have in healthcare through the eyes of patients, and that is something that everyone in healthcare agrees and understands. If you focus on patients and make first contact with them, we will make better decisions and bring value to patients in all of our health systems. Given that digital transformation is so important to healthcare, we wanted to bring all the best innovations that improve the hospital experience, and thus better outcomes for patients and lower long-term costs for healthcare systems”Bagatin pointed out and added that Cleveland Clinic is a pioneer in the experience with patients and one of the first to open a practice for the experience of patients in their clinic, they even appointed a CXO (Chief Experience Officer). Just the man behind the whole story, Ognjen Bagatin, has been promoting the development of health tourism in Croatia as its main agenda for years, and it sees this event as “an ideal opportunity to learn from the best and to transfer the epicenter of innovations in healthcare from the USA to Europe, to Croatia!” The congress agenda includes, among others, system design to improve the patient experience, the role of science and artificial intelligence in service development, investment opportunities in services, interpersonal methods to improve patient care, mobile applications and personal care applications, and lots of information about the future health. The number of places is limited, so hurry up, secure a place at the conference of the year for the B2B tourism sector where you will hear how to position yourself in the tourism market, where Croatian tourism goes, you will learn concrete examples of how to develop a good tourism story, hear examples of good practice. tourist products are created outside Croatia.  Along with the changes brought about by the digital age, but also under the influence of various external and internal factors in a country, the concept and quality of most health services change significantly, as well as the patient’s experience or response to these changes. Health technology, including artificial intelligence, mobile applications, computer algorithms, and robotics, expands the boundaries of the possible, redefines the patient experience, and greatly facilitates the work of health professionals. At the same time, what users, ie patients, expect from healthcare is changing.  “But that’s not all, the Cleveland Clinic promotes that if you want to improve the patient’s experience, you must first improve the experience of the medical staff. You can’t have a great patient experience without a great experience with the medical staffBagatin emphasizes. American health tourism expert, with more than 40 years of continuous work in providing and monitoring health services worldwide Irving Stackpole, The president of Stackpole & Associates, Inc., as a congressional announcement, said: “This is one of those congresses I don’t want to miss by any means! From a U.S. perspective, Europe is an ideal terrain for reconstruction and innovation within the health care system, and this Congress is focused on just that segment. I believe that EPIC represents the future of innovation in European medicineSaid Stackpole.  Along with the changes brought by the digital age, but also under the influence of various external and internal factors in a country, the concept and quality of most health services, as well as the patient’s experience or response to these changes, change significantly. Health technology, including artificial intelligence, mobile applications, computer algorithms, and robotics, expands the boundaries of the possible, redefines the patient experience, and greatly facilitates the work of health professionals. At the same time, what users, ie patients, expect from healthcare is changing. #DayOne Conference / Ognjen Bagatin and Mate Car – Cooperation between the private and public sector through the development of health tourism All thanks to Congress European Patient Experience & Innovation Congress – EPIC 2020, which will be held in Dubrovnik from March 19-21, organized by the Bagtin Polyclinic, in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic, a world-renowned clinic in providing the highest level of patient care.  Cover photo: Polyclinic Bagatinlast_img read more

Torino Star Belotti Is Milan Boss’ Top Striking Target

first_imgRelated Highly rated Torino striker Andrea Belotti is reportedly the no.1 target for AC Milan manager Vicenzo Montella as the club continue the search for a formidable goalscorer.As per the report from Italian website gianlucadimarzio.com, Montella is keen on Belotti and AC Milan have offered €40m plus forward M’baye Niang and defender Gabriel Paletta) though his buyout clause is €100m or €80m plus Niang and Paletta. It is however believed that an offer of €60m and the previously mentioned Milan players has been agreed to secure Belotti’s transfer.Italian international Andrea Belotti has been linked with several European heavyweights this summer as reward for a stellar season the last time out. He has been linked with Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and many more.last_img