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HealthTech Innovations We’ve Seen in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

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When we decided to host our inaugural Cyber HealthTech Conference and Challenge in April 2020, we had no idea that a global pandemic would rock the core of medical institutions around the world and right here at home. However, things happen, and as people our ability to adapt has enabled us to survive and thrive for centuries. That being said, the scope of our event has changed slightly.

For starters, the conference has been rescheduled to July 2020. The theme is still “Disrupt or Be Disrupted.” That means highlighting ATP alumni companies such as ControlRad, which uses revolutionary technology to reduce radiation exposure to patients and doctors during FGPs, and AffirmHealth, which has helped curbed the opioid dependency through web platforms. Now, the conference also entails discussing all of that in addition to the disruptor that is coronavirus. More specifically, we’ll be talking about innovative ways that medical and technology experts have come up with ways to inform and treat the public during this pandemic. Here are some examples we’ve seen that are worthy of sharing:

The first and most notable use of HealthTech in response to the COVID-19 outbreak has been the reporting and presentation of the data pertaining to the number of cases, locations, and more. The Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center tracker is an interactive map updated with new information daily. It shows the number of total confirmed cases, deaths, and recoveries in real time. The map can be viewed by cumulative confirmed cases or active cases and provides a breakdown of cases by specific countries and regions. Other features on the map can show you different views, filter for different variants, and show a log of how the virus has grown in its spread over time. While it may be scary to look at, being informed allows healthcare workers and government officials to make better decisions of what actions need to be taken to prevent the pandemic from becoming a larger problem.

Another notable trend in response to the pandemic has been the rise of TeleHealth communications. Although it may seem as if getting tested for COVID-19 has been easier for the ultrarich or megafamous, the emergence of TeleHealth has become one way to make healthcare more accessible for everyone. Defined as using telecommunications to treat and diagnose patients virtually or digitally, TeleHealth enables healthcare workers to physically distance themselves from those showing symptoms of an illness (thus preventing the spread), be more efficient with their time, and also work with patients across state lines, which has been temporarily allowed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Healthcare professionals and the American public are taking to it, too. The State of Georgia has launched a COVID-19 hotline where residents can call (844-442-2681) and be consulted over the phone if they begin to feel symptoms associated with the coronavirus.

TeleHealth is currently free, even for the uninsured. Numbers for TeleHealth usage are drastically up across the board, and as more cases arise, the need for TeleHealth and the supporting infrastructure will become greater. Case in point: The global TeleHealth market is expected to be worth $55.6 billion (USD) by 2025, according to a forecast published by MarketsandMarkets. It is currently worth $25.4 billion, the same report said.

A trend gaining popularity in technology over the last few years has been 3-D printing. Praised for its ability to create sturdy prototypes and products cost effectively, the focus of 3-D printing products has become manufacturing medical supplies to meet anticipated shortages of PPE (personal protective equipment) for medical professionals. High-end medical equipment such as ventilators and test kits are harder to mass produce with short notice, but thanks to 3-D printing (and old-fashioned sewing), serviceable protective facemasks are being made and delivered to local healthcare providers everywhere. In just one example of this, we see how a friend of The Park is doing her part with a 3-D printer:

Unfortunately, despite everyone in the world being in need of reassurance and a helping hand right now, there are cybercriminals who see an opportunity to capitalize on the fears of the coronavirus pandemic as a big payday for themselves.

Per our Cyber HealthTech Conference and Challenge partners Adams and Reese:

“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has seen an uptick in cyber scams in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. … If something is considered a medical device, it is also regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has issued broad guidance on the use of wireless technologies and certain mobile medical apps.”

Verify all links, professionals, and devices that you consider. Fast Company reports that a “digital coronavirus infection kit” disguised as the Johns Hopkins University map (referenced above) is actually a Java-based malware designed to steal sensitive information (cryptocurrency, passwords, credit card numbers, etc.) and leave devices susceptible to similar attacks. Often, the links are shared as emails with attachments and have “coronavirus” in the subject line, according to Fast Company.

As of this writing, there are 593,291 cases of coronavirus confirmed worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. At least 101,657 of those are in the United States, which has the highest number of confirmed cases in the world. (Some good news: 130,915 people have recovered.) What happens between now (March 27, 2020) and the Cyber HealthTech Conference in July 2020 is extremely crucial for the prosperity of humanity and sustainability of the healthcare industry as we know it. If all goes well, there won’t be many more cases or fatalities to report, and we’ll only have permanent HealthTech disruptions to talk about at the event—in addition to everything else that’s going on at The Park.

ATL Cyber HealthTech Conference and Challenge Rescheduled to July 2020

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Due to the escalating pandemic known as COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the Cyber HealthTech Conference and Challenge to be held at Atlanta Tech Park in April 2020 has been rescheduled for July 22-23, 2020.

Rescheduling the event is in the best interest of our members and attendees. Doing so also allows us to discuss the global response to the coronavirus pandemic and examine how innovations in TeleHealth and cybersecurity have revolutionized healthcare and become more important than ever before. In other words, there has never been a better time for medical innovation, and we look forward to covering that in full detail this July.

All tickets purchased for the original Cyber HealthTech date in April will be usable for entry into July’s event. Updates and changes to schedules, speakers, topics, and more will be available to the public in due time. For now, we ask that everyone please use as many precautions as possible and necessary, while still maintaining optimism about our event in July. We promise it will be worth the wait.

Please follow Atlanta Tech Park on Twitter (@107ATP) and Instagram (@atlantatechpark) for the latest updates about happenings at The Park.

Atlanta Tech Park to Host Cyber-MedTech Conference in April 2020

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Building off the success of the ATL Cyber-Fin Global Innovation Challenge, which covered the intersection of the Cyber and FinTech industries, Atlanta Tech Park is excited to host another conference focusing on the MedTech industry.

The ATL Cyber-MedTech Global Innovation Conference & Challenge (http://bit.ly/ATLCYBERMED20) will take place April 27-29, 2020, at Atlanta Tech Park in Peachtree Corners.

The United States is home to the largest medical device industry in the world, accounting for 40 percent of the global market share in 2017, according to SelectUSA, a subsidiary of the International Trade Administration. Atlanta itself is the fastest-growing life sciences market with pharmaceutical sales expected to grow to $1.2 trillion by 2024.

The Park has been home to two MedTech companies. One of them, ControlRad, recently conducted a clinical use of its radiation reduction technology for fluoroscopically guided procedures (FGP) after receiving FDA clearance in May 2019. Then, in October, ControlRad secured $15 million in Series B financing from Questa Capital.

The second company, AffirmHealth, was one of The Park’s very first members. Its main focus is to ensure healthcare leaders adopt responsible, compliant prescribing practices for patients via technology.

Atlanta Tech Park has assembled a top-notch steering committee to guide the planning and execution of the Cyber-MedTech Conference & Challenge. Steering committee members include: Fred Mindermann of Sertainty, David McCampbell of Sertainty, Benn Konsynski from Emory, Rebecca Rutherfoord from Kennesaw State University, John C. Yates, Andrew Morris from the FinTech Agenda, Cristy McAdams, Saraya from the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Ben Dyer, Hossain Shahriar from Kennesaw State University, Ejane Caraway from Georgia Department of Economic Development, Christine Chen from Cox, and DeWayne Addington from Sertainty.

Interested in being a part of the MedTech Conference and Challenge steering committee or programming? Please contact Nashlee Young, Director of Operations at Atlanta Tech Park, directly via email at nashlee@emnovate.com to submit your idea or recommendation. Click here to be taken to the event page.

Sertainty Corporation Awards RotoMaire, a Public Health Data Company, $10K at ATL Cyber-Fin Global Innovation Challenge

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Sertainty Tech recently partnered with Atlanta Tech Park to sponsor the Developers Challenge at the 2019 ATL Cyber-FinTech Global Innovation Challenge in September of this year. The competition’s six finalists competed for an opportunity to win $10,000. Challenge companies included RotoMaire, Cyber Investigations & Intelligence Agency (CI2A), Modern Radio, Vallum Software, Nugo Tech, and American Renaissance Technology (ART).

RotoMaire won the $10,000 grand prize for the best utilization of the Sertainty UXP Technology.

RotoMaire provides a product recall platform solution for retailers and distributors that lets them communicate directly with their customers. By using proprietary, cloud-driven data solutions, automation, and actual human support, RotoMaire mitigates risk and protects consumers from product recalls. As part of the challenge, RotoMaire utilized the Sertainty Workflow Data Protector and Software Developer’s Kit to build security into their platform in order to protect and audit sensitive data.

“At RotoMaire, keeping our customers’ data safe and secure is our first mission,” Jehan Luth, RotoMaire CEO and Founder said. “We are pleased to have won the Global Cyber-FinTech Challenge sponsored by Sertainty Corporation. They have an incredible suite of products that every software developer needs to check out.”

“The best cyber defense is built-in verses bolted on,” Robin Bienfait, Founder of Atlanta Tech Park and Advising Chief Technology Officer for Sertainty, said before the winner was announced. As a result of the Global Innovation Challenge’s success, Sertainty has been able to continue building the Developer Ecosystem.

The event also inspired both Sertainty and Atlanta Tech Park to host another challenge targeting the MedTech industry. The ATL Cyber-MedTech Global Innovation Challenge is scheduled for April 27-29, 2020.

The 2020 ATL Cyber-Fin Global Innovation Challenge will take place September 15-18 at Atlanta Tech Park. Check out the full recap of the 2019 event HERE.

Atlanta Tech Park Hosts Successful ATL Cyber-Fin Global Innovation Challenge

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In September, Atlanta Tech Park successfully hosted the ATL Cyber-Fin Global Innovation Challenge covering the intersection of the Cyber, FinTech, and Blockchain industries. Nearly 200 executives from around the U.S. attended the event.

In her opening keynote, Atlanta Tech Park Founder Robin Bienfait said, “The purpose of the Cyber-Fin Global Innovation Challenge is for the tech talent and companies in Atlanta to get the notoriety they deserve.” The metro region is home to dozens of Cyber, FinTech, and Blockchain industry leaders.

In his welcome address, Jim Senn, the Founder of the Georgia FinTech Academy, highlighted six major FinTech and banking companies that are headquartered in Atlanta and reiterated how 70% of companies that process global credit and debit transactions are located in the state of Georgia.

A majority of the speakers and panelists discussed the importance of Cybersecurity in the FinTech space and what their roles and insights are to achieving stable growth while also setting the pace and approaching innovation with originality as well. Robin summarized the day’s main takeaways well when she said, “Cybersecurity is the underlying foundation for all successful tech businesses now and in the future.

After the content portion of the day was over, it was time for the the highlight of this year’s event: the Sertainty Data Security SDK Challenge. RotoMaire was awarded the $10,000 grand prize for his data security customer use case around safety recalls.

The entries for this year’s Sertainty challenge was so stout that the panel of judges, led by Atlanta Tech Park Founder Robin Bienfait, awarded multiple participants with cash prizes as a result of a 3-way tie for second place and a 2-way tie for third.

In response to the overwhelming success of the inaugural ATL Cyber-Fin Global Innovation Challenge, Atlanta Tech Park is thrilled to announce the 2020 event dates have been finalized. Next year’s event takes place September 15-18 at Atlanta Tech Park once again. A major keynote speaker and sponsor are already confirmed and will be announced soon.

In continuation of the Cyber event series, Atlanta Tech will also host the ATL Cyber-MedTech Global Innovation Challenge from April 27-29, 2020. More details will be announced soon.

ABOUT US: With more than 75+ companies in residence, Atlanta Tech Park is a technology accelerator in Peachtree Corners, GA. The facility features boardrooms, conference rooms, a video podcasting studio, hot desks, private offices, 600+ person events space, and 100+ person auditorium. Membership and insider information can be found on www.atlantatechpark.com. Please follow us on Twitter at @107ATP and on Instagram at @atlantatechpark for the latest news and updates.

Media contact: Asif Lakhani | 404-428-9418 | asif@emnovate.com

ATL Cyber FinTech Global Challenge Coming to Atlanta September 17-18, 2019

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ATL Cyber FinTech Global Challenge Coming to Atlanta
September 17-18, 2019

The inaugural event hosted by Atlanta Tech Park exploring the intersection of Cyber,  FinTech, and Blockchain

Atlanta— August 13, 2019Atlanta Tech Park is excited to announce the first Atlanta Cyber FinTech Global Conference & Challenge, will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 17 and 18th at Atlanta Tech Park in Peachtree Corners.  The event will bring together Cyber, FinTech and Blockchain industries through an exchange of innovation, insight, and trends that connect these industries.  The event also features a global cyber SKD challenge, sponsored by Sertainty, giving developers the opportunity to win a $10,000 cash prize.

The two-day conference features thought leaders from each of the three industries represented in panel discussions, keynote speeches, and networking reception events.

Participants will be able to:

  • Better grasp leading trends in Digital Assets, Cybersecurity and Payments
  • Develop an outlook on investment in Fintech and Blockchain space
  • See grassroots innovation in action through the solution challenge

 

“Cybersecurity is the underlying foundation for all successful tech businesses now and in the future,” said Robin Bienfait, CEO at Atlanta Tech Park and Emnovate. “FinTech and Blockchain are the industries that will drive the future of all businesses.”

“Cryptographically secure Digital Assets and Decentralized Finance are the next waves to shift commerce, and capital markets” added Roop Singh, Principal at Intuit Factory.

 

About the Sertainty Challenge

.Sertainty’s patented UXP Technology empowers your data with intelligence to manage its own protection. Sertainty’s patented UXP Technology (Technology) focuses on protection at the data layer targeting any kind of unstructured datasets (excluding databases). The Technology empowers data to manage and protect itself by controlling access anywhere and at any time.

Challengers can win $10,000 with the best utilization of our unique data security technology. Be creative, build a working prototype using our SDK and show the judges a compelling customer use case. Whether the data is in-motion, at-rest or in-use, our security travels with every datafile; offering 7/24/365 protection. Register for the challenge at bit.ly/ATLCHALLENGE.

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Atlanta Tech Park is a technology accelerator in Peachtree Corners, GA. Membership and insider information can be found on www.atlantatechpark.com. Follow us on Twitter at @107ATP and on Instagram at @atlantatechpark for the latest news and updates.

 For more information, press only:

Julie Price

770-851-6037

julie@emnovate.com

For more information on the event:

Bit.ly/ATALCYBERFIN

Atlanta Tech Park to Host Global Cyber-FinTech Event in September 2019

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Over 70% of all credit and debit card transactions are processed through more than 160 Georgia-based companies, which results in billions of dollars in revenue across the board annually. Securely processing these transactions is an industry of its own, and Georgia is home to a handful of the 500 best cybersecurity companies in the world, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. Furthermore, more than 80 countries have a presence here in Atlanta, which makes the scope of our event a global one.

With that in mind, Atlanta Tech Park is excited to host the inaugural Global Cyber-FinTech Challenge on September 17 & 18, 2019. The event will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and one of the best networking opportunities within the industry this year. With over 500 expected attendees from companies around the world, this is a unique opportunity to position your company as a leader in the Cyber-FinTech space. Developers will also have the ability to participate in a handful of “challenges” for a grand prize of $10,000.

Why September and why Atlanta Tech Park?

As with any business, Q3 is a pivotal time of the year that allows many to evaluate how successful the year has been, change course if it hasn’t, and begin forecasting the coming year. Atlanta Tech Park is a great fit to host this event because of our passion for cybersecurity, which stems from Robin Bienfait, the Founder of Atlanta Tech Park, who developed multiple patents. “Cybersecurity is the underlying foundation for all successful tech businesses now and in the future,” Robin says.

To sign up for the Cyber-FinTech event as a sponsor, speaker, exhibitor, or judge, please visit bit.ly/ATLCYBERFIN now.

ABOUT US: With over 75+ companies in residence, Atlanta Tech Park is a technology accelerator in Peachtree Corners, GA. The facility features boardrooms, conference rooms, a video podcasting studio, hot desks, private offices, 600+ person events space, and 100+ person auditorium. Membership and insider information can be found on www.atlantatechpark.com. Please follow us on Twitter at @107ATP and on Instagram at @atlantatechpark for the latest news and updates.

Smart Eye Technology Hosts Product Launch Party at Atlanta Tech Park

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A year in the making

May 8, 2019, Peachtree Corners, GA: Smart Eye Technology, a secure document-viewing platform, celebrated its product launch with more than 200 people at Atlanta Tech Park on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The event featured a live product demo and launch party.

The company, founded by Dexter Caffey, started in January 2018 on the premise that business documents shared on smartphones and other devices should only be viewed by the people they are intended for.

Caffey worked with an Israeli biometrics firm to develop the software, which uses multi-level biometric (iris and facial) identification to verify the proper recipient is viewing a document that is shared online. The technology then continues to analyze who is viewing the document via the camera on the recipient’s device and hides any it if an unauthorized party attempts to get a look at the screen. Smart Eye users can set different profiles for document sharing to allow increased (or decreased) levels of privacy as desired.

“While greater connectivity has made the world a better place, new challenges have come about as a result that make services such as Smart Eye Technology a necessity in the business world,” Caffey said at the event. “Our software and product also show people what new frontiers can be pioneered within the world of technology and beyond,” he said.

About the event itself, Caffey said, “I am over the moon to have the support of hundreds of people given our humble beginnings and ambitious goals for the future.”

“As a seasoned cybersecurity professional with over a dozen patents to my name, I am impressed by the ingenuity and relevance of Smart Eye Technology’s platform,” Robin Bienfait, former Samsung and Blackberry executive, said. Bienfait is the Founder of Atlanta Tech Park, where Smart Eye Technology holds a membership.

For more on Smart Eye, visit www.getsmarteye.com now.

ABOUT ATP: Atlanta Tech Park is a technology accelerator in Peachtree Corners, GA. The facility features boardrooms, conference rooms, a video podcasting studio, hot desks, private offices, 600+ person events space, and 100+ person auditorium. Membership and insider information can be found on www.atlantatechpark.com. Please follow us on Twitter at @107ATP and on Instagram at @atlantatechpark for the latest news and updates.

Media contact: Asif Lakhani | 404-428-9418 | asif@emnovate.com

State of Network & Device Monitoring Conference To Be Held in March 2019

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Atlanta Tech Park is partnering with Vallum Software to host the inaugural State of Network & Device Monitoring Conference at Atlanta Tech Park in Peachtree Corners on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

This one-day event aims to bring together professionals from the fields of 3-D printing, cloud computing, data infrastructure, devices, IoT, embedded security, and cyber security to achieve a greater understanding of where network and device monitoring is headed in the future as well as establish a way for non-experts to approach the world of network and device monitoring.

Robin Bienfait, ATP Founder and former CISO executive, will deliver a keynote address at the event as will Andrew Peris, the Sr. Director of Core Technologies at Telular Corporation.

The conference features a State of the Industry panel as well.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to speak about their network device and monitoring successes and challenges during happy hour.

The cost to attend is $10, which includes heavy appetizers and drinks. Spots are limited. Register today at bit.ly/vallumconference now.

PodATL Visits The Park Part 1

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In today’s marketplace, podcasting is one of the most effective ways to build and maintain brand loyalty. As a matter of fact, podcasting has gotten so popular that as of 2018, Apple had more than 500,000 active podcasts in its library. However, with so many podcasts available to consumers for free, how your show differentiates itself from the others can be the difference between podcasting for a living and podcasting for an audience of one.

With that in mind, we joined forces with Mark Deal and PodATL to host a Comedy in Podcasting meetup featuring a keynote from Atlanta comedian Joel Byars at The Park. Don’t worry if you missed it, this recap will fill you in on what was said, but that’s not all! Mark Deal and PodATL will be back at The Park for a lunch and learn on January 16 for another session. Click here for details!

During his keynote presentation at The Park, Joel spoke about lessons he’s learned and applied to earn his show, Hot Breath! Podcast: Your Weekly Guide to Comedy Mastery, a 5-star rating from 165 people—and that’s just on Apple. His show is on Spotify and anywhere else you listen to your podcasts.

So, what’s the secret?

Well, comedy is the ultimate way to connect with your audience and create trust with them, Joel said.

“If they’re laughing, they’re listening,” he told the PodATL meetup group at The Park.

Even if you’re not intentionally funny, you can still find humorous ways to get the audience to engage with your content.

  • For example, you can pair your ad-reads with a real-life story or record them in a different voice.
  • A catchy intro, show name, or tagline are also easy, calculated ways to pique a listener’s interest.
  • Simply smiling while speaking into the microphone will make your voice sound more welcoming and subconsciously encourage your listener to do the same.
  • Standing while you speak into the microphone is another great way to inject energy into your voice as well.
  • Hard consonants go over with audience wells. Those are words or letters that pronounced differently due to variations in the breath behind a sound. For example, a punchline will be funnier if the emphasis is on the word bucks instead of dollars.
  • Identifying characteristics or behaviors from other things or people you find funny and imitating them (without stealing their material obviously) will surely work for your podcast.

Keep in mind that humor is innate within all of us. Being a comedian means being intentionally funny and viewing the world in a different way, but being organically funny isn’t something to stress over as it can and will happen naturally as long as you are confident, vulnerable, and open to what’s happening (contextually) and what’s being said by your guests and fans.

Aside from being funny, there are other principles to adhere to in order to create a successful podcast.

  • You want your delivery, sound quality, audio, and content to be buttoned up because podcasting is a very intimate platform. You are speaking directly to (or interviewing) someone. It can be an hour longer or more, go very in depth, take place on a tour bus, at someone’s home, etc. Unlike TV, which is made to look glamorous, or radio, which is heavily regulated, podcasting is driven primarily by the audience and host.
  • Always seek feedback from your listeners. If they have given you their time to listen to you, then you should return the favor and listen to them. Incorporating listener feedback into your podcast is a great way to get them to engage with you more.
  • Perhaps the most important thing to know about having or starting a podcast is that it needs to be treated like a job. “I’ve calculated the workflow to be 15 hours an episode,” Joel said. That includes “finding the guest, researching the guest, traveling to the guest, doing the interview, and all of the post-production.”
  • A good way to look at it is, a 30-minute episode can require up to an hour and a half of prep time, an hour-long episode requires that much or more, and so on. In other words, it takes time, effort, research, passion, and patience to make a podcast episode worthwhile for a listener—and that’s before you start recording a single thing.

The next layer of podcasting is having a unique perspective that only you can provide. People don’t want to just hear a regurgitation of information they can find elsewhere, so make sure you have a premise, idea, perspective, or content they won’t get anywhere else. Clearly stating your premise, a one-line summary of your show’s content, is an effective way to establish your perspective.

Now that you have received expert advice from Joel, you can apply the knowledge to your podcast whether it has been created or is still in the work. To achieve success with it, be consistent, be unique, and have fun! If you do take this approach and apply the tips Joel shared, your podcast is sure to be a success!

To learn more about podcasting, join us for a lunch and learn with Mark Deal at The Park on Wed., Jan. 16, 2019. Mark will discuss how to find podcasts that already serve your target audience and how to secure an appearance on those shows to ensure good exposure for your brand, service, or product. RSVP here now!

 

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