Today, Kaplan and his team are working on perhaps the most important project in their company's history. BIF has delivered 70 business transformational projects in the past 15 years, but none is as important to Kaplan than his current project: Delivering better maternal health outcomes. Kaplan and I have guided several large-scale Salesforce enterprise customer trailblazers in the higher education, healthcare, and government sectors. Kaplan is an expert innovator, big thinker and even a bigger doer, and a mentor. I have had the fortune to lean into Kaplan when faced with complex and system-wide tactical, operational and strategic guidance. I asked Kaplan to share his story about his company's journey to completely transform the maternal health experience, which some would argue was severely challenged before the COVID-19 pandemic, and leadership lessons for any leader having to transform their organization in the midst of this terrible crisis. … [Read more...] about Born in a pandemic: How do you re-imagine maternal health during COVID-19 outbreak?
Gmo health risks what the scientific evidence says
Archaeological evidence suggests that people in New Guinea first started raising yams and bananas as crops around 8,000 to 6,800 years ago. The earliest layers of buried artifacts at Waim date to 7,350 years ago, and they contain no trace of the Neolithic culture that appears later. But between 5,050 and 4,200 years ago, the wetland agriculture that produced the island’s most important crops got denser and more organized, and people’s way of life changed drastically. That leaves one big question: what took so long? … [Read more...] about New Guinea villagers unearth evidence of the island’s Neolithic past
The authorities in the UK are facing another major problem while fighting coronavirus: 5G conspiracy theories. Some groups in the UK are blaming 5G connectivity for the spread of coronavirus disease. As weird as it may sound, these UK residents are actually threatening mobile engineers and even burning 5G masts in the country. With no scientific evidence at all, these 5G conspiracy theorists are somehow linking the coronavirus outbreak to 5G connectivity and are posing a threat to the communication network of the UK as they attempt to burn crucial networking infrastructure. Despite Michael Gove, UK's minister of the Cabinet Office, terming these theories as "just nonsense, dangerous nonsense as well”, the social media is flooded with such conspiracy theories. The amount of misinformation that is being spread on social media by these so-called COVID-19 experts is so mind-boggling that Google has decided to step in. It has said that it will be removing videos of these random … [Read more...] about 5G and coronavirus: Here’s why Google is removing these videos from YouTube
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) called for a pan-European mobile app to track the spread of the new coronavirus instead of the current hodge-podge of apps used in various EU countries which could breach people's privacy rights. Faced with thousands of coronavirus-related deaths, governments across Europe have rolled out or plan to launch phone-tracking apps to trace people who came into contact with those infected and to monitor people under quarantine. The measures have triggered criticism from some data privacy activists who worry that they may become permanent once the coronavirus crisis is over, while others doubt they will be effective unless most people agree to use them. The EDPS said the use of temporary broadcast identifiers and bluetooth technology for contact tracing protected both privacy and personal data, but voiced concerns about the variety of apps sprouting up. "Given these divergences, the European Data Protection Supervisor calls for a … [Read more...] about EU privacy watchdog calls for pan-European mobile app for virus tracking
A: When the Earth was young and life was starting to emerge, very large impacts could have had serious effects on its survival and evolution. At the same time, large impacts may have delivered elements and molecules that are important for the development of life. Today, the Earth's neighborhood is populated by smaller objects that could not destroy life on Earth. At the same time, life has allowed the development and buildup of all the important organic molecules, so life on Earth does not depend anymore on delivery of crucial building blocks for life to the Earth's surface. … [Read more...] about Q&A: Planetary Scientist Simulates Asteroid Impacts