MICHAEL BILTZ – MANAGING DIRECTOR, ACCENTURE TECHNOLOGY VISION - NEW TECH TRENDS FOR 2016
ACCENTURE’S TECHNOLOGY VISION PREDICTS SHIFT IN HOW BUSINESSES APPLY KEY INNOVATIONS: THEME OF THIS YEAR’S REPORT IS PEOPLE FIRST
According to the latest global technology trends report from Accenture, companies can often feel overwhelmed by the pace of technology change, experiencing “digital culture shock” at the prospect of keeping up with the competition. As technology advancements accelerate at an unprecedented rate - dramatically disrupting the workforce - companies that equip employees, partners, and consumers with new skills can fully capitalize on these innovations.
In a companion survey of more than 3,100 business and IT executives worldwide, Accenture found that 33 percent of the global economy is already impacted by digital. Even further, 86 percent of survey respondents anticipate the pace of technology change will increase at a rapid or unprecedented rate over the next three years. However, businesses can begin to implement a People First approach to equip employees, partners and consumers with new skills to fully capitalize on innovations.
On Wednesday, June 8, Michael Biltz is available to discuss the technology report and give tips on how companies can embrace digital to empower their workforce to continuously do more with technology and also generate bigger and better business results.
PATTI WUKOVITS FROM THE KIMBERLY COFFEY FOUNDATION & RICHARD CHUNG, M.D. FROM DUKE UNIVERSITY DISCUSS THE RESULTS OF NATIONWIDE POLL REGARDING MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE
Patti Wukovits lost her daughter, Kimberly Coffey, to group B meningococcal disease, also known as MenB, at age 17, just three days before her senior prom and high school graduation. As a nurse, Patti was vigilant in having Kimberly vaccinated. She had the common misconception that the meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) available at that time fully protected her daughter, when, in fact, it didn’t protect her against MenB. One day Kim was healthy, the next day she was in the ICU fighting for her life, despite a quick diagnosis and aggressive treatment.
Following the tragic loss of her daughter, Patti founded The Kimberly Coffey Foundation to educate parents about the dangers of MenB and the importance of vaccination against it. She wants to ensure that no parent or person ever has to go through what she and her daughter did.
The Kimberly Coffey Foundation partnered with Pfizer to sponsor the National Meningococcal Disease Awareness Survey conducted online by Harris Poll to evaluate parents’* knowledge of meningococcal disease, including MenB. The survey found 81 percent of parents did not know or were not sure if there is one type of meningococcal vaccine that protects against A, C, W, Y and a different vaccine that protects against group B prior to taking the survey.[i] As teens and young adults head home for summer break, now is the time for parents to talk to their teen or young adult’s healthcare provider about the MenB vaccine. Visit StopMenB.com for more information about MenB and the survey.