Day: September 28, 2020

Digital transformation helps Humana build COVID-19 test site finder in one month

When health insurance company Humana Inc. started its digital transformation about two years ago, there was no sign of the COVID-19 pandemic on the horizon, and the company’s goal was to build new and better ways to interact with customers.

But when the coronavirus crisis hit the world, Humana was able to offer much more than just a good experience — it responded quickly to new demands that emerged as a result of the pandemic and built an effective way for users to find COVID-19 test sites in one month.

“The testing locations change constantly, the type of tests they have, the supplies that they have, the hours of operations,” said Bruce Buttles (pictured), digital channels director at Humana. “So that’s really where this COVID-19 test location came from; it was out of the genesis of what we had started doing on the provider finder.”

Buttles spoke with Stu Miniman

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Ocean Protocol Team Introduces Program for Web 3.0 Startups that Will “Unlock” AI and Innovative Data Management Apps

The team at Ocean Protocol, which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data, have introduced an initiative, called Ocean Shipyard, which is an early-stage program for Web 3.0 focused startups and projects that aim to support a “more equitable” society by “unlocking” data and artificial intelligence (AI) for everyone.

Ocean Shipyard is part of the Ocean Protocol Foundation Community Fund, which will allocate as many as 20 million Ocean Tokens during the next couple years to fund various initiatives and teams that are interested in developing solutions on the Ocean platform. Ocean Shipyard will be committed to supporting talented business owners and entrepreneurs that are using Ocean technology to build solutions with a “meaningful” impact while adding value to the Ocean Protocol ecosystem.

Sheridan Johns, Ocean Protocol’s Head of Ecosystem, noted that there are many great minds

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Arnold Spielberg, Father of Steven Spielberg, Dies at 103

Arnold Spielberg — the computer designer and father of director Steven Spielberg — died on Tuesday at the age of 103. Spielberg’s family announced his death, saying it was of natural causes. Arnold designed the GE-225 mainframe computer. That was the computer that Dartmouth College researchers used to develop the BASIC tool for coding, enabling the creation of the personal computer. He also helped Steven, his only son, in the creation of the movie Firelight in 1964. Steven directed, wrote, and edited the 135-minute film. It played at one theater in Phoenix in 1964. It was the first step in Steven Spielberg’s storied cinematic career.

Arnold was born on February 6, 1917, to Ukrainian immigrants in Cincinnati. He took an early interest in science and sci-fi. Arnold enlisted in the Army shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor, serving with the 490th Bomb Squadron as a communications chief. He earned

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