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Tag: Big Data

Rent the Runway on Building the Closet in the Cloud

Joshua Builder, Rent the Runway CTO, shares insights into the technology system and tools that organizes and dispatches more than 100k items every day. Learn how Rent the Runway uses data to personalize offers for their customers and how they scale their infrastructure to manage large influx of traffic after major events like New York Fashion Week. Joshua also shares best practices on how to launch a successful subscription platform and how founders can build and rally a team of skilled technologist to build products and solutions for future growth.

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Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Healthcare Infrastructure in the Cloud

Despite being a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico’s healthcare landscape is vastly different from the mainland. Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid is 40-50% lower than the average U.S. state, creating financial strains for hospitals and providers managing those patients. Federal incentives for using electronic medical records are also far lower, with many hospitals and clinics choosing to stay on paper. At Health Gorilla, we’re committed to making interoperability actionable in real-world clinical practice.

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Innovation Drivers for PropTech Startups with Nestio, REX Real Estate, MetaProp, Compound Asset Management, and Corigin Ventures

PropTech, the convergence of property and technology, is changing the face of the real estate industry and enhancing the property ecosystem with efficient alternatives to traditional practices thanks to technological innovation–but to what extent? Founders and experts from Nestio, REX Real Estate, MetaProp, Compound Asset Management, and Corigin Ventures, met at the AWS Loft in NYC to discuss how the application of AI, automation, big data, and other emerging technologies can offer boundless opportunities and benefits for entrepreneurs looking to tap into the market. The panel also discussed predictive analytics, real estate cryptocurrencies, and other nuances in funding for PropTech startups.

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How Spotinst Helps Customers with Infrastructure Automation

As organizations around the world embrace the public cloud of AWS and leverage its vast benefits, the overhead and work of DevOps engineers are growing heavily. Developers use a wide range of infrastructure and platform services for deploying applications. Containers and Serverless are fast gaining traction and organizations understand that their cloud spending is sometimes suboptimal; they are constantly looking for ways to optimize their spend without any additional operational overhead. This problem is compounded by a severe talent shortage in the market.

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Kyruus is Helping Health Systems Make Better Patient Access a Reality

Health systems across the country have made a commitment to improving the consumer experience —90% of leaders in a recent Kaufmann Hall survey said this was a top strategic priority—but ongoing barriers have hindered better access to care. In fact, patients still frequently encounter appointment wait times of weeks or months; in fact, wait times in the U.S. have actually increased 30% since 2014. At Kyruus, we’re focused on solving what we call the associated “patient access paradox”–a situation in which patients wait long periods to see providers while appointment capacity simultaneously goes unutilized, even at top health systems.

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Couchbase’s Wayne Carter on Why Every Enterprise Should Be Looking to Leverage Database Technologies

Couchbase is NoSQL database and data management software maker best known for creating the world’s first “Engagement Database.” Known as the Couchbase Data Platform, the distributed, multi-cloud, and mobile NoSQL document database is based on a memory-first, async everywhere architecture. AWS Startups recently interviewed Wayne Carter, Couchbase’s Vice President of Mobile, about the company’s mission, methods, and most successful ideas. 

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gridX’s Andy Booke on Giving Solar Panel Users the Power of Data

gridX co-founders Andy Booke and David Balensiefen came up with the idea for their IoT startup, gridX, while travelling in Ecuador, where the stability of the power grid left something to be desired. “The energy would just black out,” Booke recalls, “and then we saw this little village [that] had some solar panels and some diesel engines, and they were powering themselves in this little community.”

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How Duetto is modernizing the multi-billion dollar hospitality industry

The hospitality industry was once a hotbed of innovation. Back in the 1960’s, for example, the Holiday Inn developed and launched the Holidex, a first-of-its-kind centralized reservation system. In a time before the internet, this piece of technology helped set the then 15-year old company apart. But times have changed, according to Patrick Bosworth, CEO and Co-Founder of Duetto.

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