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Rakeysh Mehra, highly acclaimed Bollywood Filmmaker & Screenwriter, will speak at TiEcon 2014. Have you registered? You can register as my guest through the link http://tinyurl.com/kr2hkcw and enter code “TiEvalue” to get $100 off.
The process of filmmaking begins with a great story and then the filmmaker or the producer needs to work with the screenwriter to develop the story or screenplay they have just purchased. Rakeysh Mehra is an Indian filmmaker and screenwriter, known for writing and directing such films as Rang De Basanti (he won Best Director Filmfare Award for it in 2006) and directing blockbuster “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, starring Farhan Akhtar as Milkha Singh, India’s legendary runner (here’s link to my review http://bit.ly/1cUwG4o). “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” acquired international fame and was nominated for 10 awards. Obtaining the right script and developing it into a good screenplay and then directing it into a successful film, is a highly challenging process, in the cut throat film world. One needs to understand and develop the characters, ensure the dialogues are not lame, understand the story structure, identify the genre or the blend of genres and Mehra is brilliant, with each of the steps of filmmaking.
Currently, India, the largest democracy in the world, is busy with the process of deciding its new leader. Voting is in full swing, in India. Mehra has been a critic of the vote bank politics and currently he is campaigning to introduce e-voting to facilitate voting by travelers. Mehra is also deeply committed to children and the education system in India. Regarding “Bhaag Milkha Baag”, Mehra said that to see the movie connect with children as young as six and eight, was the biggest part of his success with the movie that he is proud of. He has criticized marks-driven, education system in India saying that it emphasizes test scores over actual learning and achievement. Perhaps his next movie will address this issue? The filmmaker was location hunting recently in Jodhpur, for his upcoming film. Will there be announcements? Mehra will give keynote address on the morning of day 2 of the conference.
See discount codes to register for TiEcon 2014, www.tiecon.org and for Health Technology Forum
www.tiecon.org – If you are a professional in #healthIT, #digital health, #internetofthings, #cloud, #bigdata or related, then this is the conference, you don’t want to miss – It offers a fabulous opportunity to network with 3000+ professionals and listen to top notch speakers and panelists. Register for #TiEcon (May 16 & 17 at Santa ClaraConvention Center) as my guest, at link http://tinyurl.com/kr2hkcw & enter promo code tievalue to get $100 discount.
Healthtechnology Forum conference http://www.healthtechnologyforum.com, focused on exploring pathways to sustainable health, is on May 20 in SF. Please register for the conference as my friend, with the discount code “HTF14-FriendOfOrganizer” and send me your first & last name at wd_darshana at hotmail dot com, to get $150 off the price of the ticket. Also check out & participate in code-a-thon on patient engagement, for May 8. Over 20K+ in prizes.
JOBS: are posted at the link http://bit.ly/1o85CTM
Posted by Darshana V. Nadkarni, Ph.D. in Big Data -Cloud -IoT-Software -Mobile -Entrepreneurship, Biotech - Medical Device - Life Science - Healthcare on March 10, 2014
Google and Apple have both fueled an ecosystem of apps for smartphones and tablets. Now Google has unveiled new software tools to help developers make apps for wearable devices. So how big is the market potential for wearable devices? According to Business Intelligence Research, wearables will transform the way we interact with our devices and they will become indispensable for monitoring body’s vital signs. According to their conservative forecast, this may be a $12 Billion market. Other estimates forecast the market for wearable computers to reach $20 billion in sales by 2016.
The vision of wearable sector is to interweave technology into everyday aspects of life. Besides sports, athletics, and chronic disease monitoring, of particular interest is also the aging market. Consider the US population demographics. An American turns 50, every 7 seconds. More people were 65+ in 2010 than in any previous censors. As people age, there is greater likelihood of chronic diseases, falling, forgetting, medical adherence challenges and so on. Also people prefer to live independently. Wearable devices however, may not be panacea, if not designed and developed appropriately. There are many challenges to developing these products. Here is a link to my earlier post on “Challenges & Opportunities in Developing Products for Older Adults” – http://bit.ly/MqiC9E .
Healthcare system is undergoing a massive transformation. Engaged consumers and better informed healthcare personnel will be an integral part of the new healthcare system. Wearable computing devices will become absolutely necessary aspect of the changing healthcare landscape. At Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, wearables was one of the hottest sector. While Fitbit, Basis, Jawbone, Pebble smart watches and Google Glass have been in the news, there are many werable devices in various stages of commercialization. Innovators are working on putting sensors in socks, on wrists, in jewelry, even in a bra. A new bra from a Japanese company Ravijour unhooks when you are in love (the embedded sensor analyzes the heart rate and springs open at the right moment). But more importantly, a healthtech company, First Warning Systems, is getting ready to go into clinical trials with its wearable bra, designed to spot early signs of breast cancer.
Indeed the future of wearable technology is a wide open landscape right now and much will be painted on it. Healthcare track at TiEcon 2014 on May, 17 will focus on the future of wearable devices. Register at www.tiecon.org. Early bird price is available till midnight of March 10.