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Kristin FlandreauInternet of Things Commercial Lead — United StatesKristin Flandreau is the Internet of Things (IoT) Commercial Lead for the United States at Microsoft, leading partner engagement and industry marketing targeting enterprise line-of-business (LOB) decision-makers with Microsoft's cloud-based business solutions for IoT.
She joined this business in September 2013 and has been with Microsoft since 2004. She previously held senior marketing roles in Xbox, Server and Tools, and Windows Mobile, as well as led partner readiness efforts for the U.S. subsidiary. Before joining Microsoft, Kristin spent more than 10 years in a broad range of senior leadership positions in marketing and sales operations for companies such as RealNetworks and Starbucks Coffee Company.
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Microsoft delivers a unique, integrated approach for restaurant operators that want to capitalize on the Internet of Things: We enable these customers to connect their “things” to gather, store and analyze data. The resulting business insights enable restaurant operators to truly transform their businesses.
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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition wrapped up last month in Orlando, Fla. More than 37,000 health professionals and 1,200 exhibitors gathered for a week of learning as Microsoft showcased the many ways its newest technologies are pushing the cutting edge of the health industry — from helping to address the rising costs of care to enabling greater efficiency and better patient care. The Windows Embedded team and its healthcare partners successfully demonstrated how intelligent systems in health are addressing three key industry trends.
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Digital Signage Expo (DSE), held in February, is the world’s largest and longest event exclusively dedicated to the digital signage, interactive technology and digital-out-of-home industries. This year, more than 4,000 attendees — 30 percent from outside the U.S. — gathered in Las Vegas and viewed innovative solutions addressing industry trends.
What does enterprise mobility mean to you? Many of us think of mobility as a small handheld computing device we carry with us to stay on top of business. Enterprise mobility enables a workforce to have instant access to information through mobile applications anywhere, anytime.
In today's business environment, we rely on the availability of and access to the latest information in real time, and mobility makes this possible. This is especially true in healthcare: Health organizations need information when and where they need it. Anywhere access is becoming equal in importance to having an Internet connection.
The U.S. spends about $2.8 trillion annually on health expenses. That’s about $8,915 per person and amounts to 17.2 percent of gross domestic product. These numbers are astounding!
The West Health Institute, a medical research organization, has identified the lack of medical device interoperability — the ability of medical devices and healthcare systems to seamlessly communicate and exchange information — as one source of high healthcare costs. It reports an opportunity to save up to $30 billion per year, if the vision of a connected healthcare marketplace can be realized.