Bus Stop 5: Alphabet (formerly known as Google)

Google may have changed its name (to Alphabet), but the game remains the same… From an ingenious idea to search data on the internet to a company that actively & consistently crosses the ever retreating boundaries of digital possibilities. Their activities span all exciting techy areas – from self-driving cars to smart energy to health. A company with such a track record and ambitions must have a role in tomorrow’s healthcare.

 

Why are we stopping here?

 

Several moonshot healthcare initiatives have been launched by Alphabet’s brainy scientists, focussing e.g. wearable technologies, big data analyses and providing insights in humans and their diseases. Programs like curing cancer or abolishing ageing gives them the status of radical geeks that they have always aspired to be. A spectacular example is the Smart Contact Lens Project, which aims to assist people with diabetes by constantly measuring the glucose levels in their tears. Because of its breakneck pace of innovation, we have absolutely no idea what we will encounter during our visit. But it surely will be as disruptive as disruption should be.
Read more on http://googleblog.blogspot.be/2014/01/introducing-our-smart-contact-lens.html

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Join us on this unique 5-day tour to the heart of the action in healthcare disruption, and be amazed+inspired!

 

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