Blockchain Healthcare Summit

Announcement: Moses Ma will be leading Blockchain 101 for Healthcare, with an introduction to the Blockchain Design Sprint - a pre-conference workshop at the Blockchain Healthcare Summit to be held in Washington DC on August 16-18th. Guests of FutureLab can qualify for a discount on admission, please inquire via our CONTACT page.

This workshop will provide a high level understanding of essential blockchain concepts for executives who are new to blockchain in business and government. Attendees will gain a more intuitive understanding of key fundamentals of blockchain, to get beyond the jargon and communicate effectively with developers, solution providers and your C-suite decision makers. The workshop also reviews how to leverage the Agile design sprint process — Silicon Valley's top secret for more effectively designing, refining, prototyping, and validate your new business concepts. This workshop introduces this practical, hands-on approach, used by companies like Google and Nest, custom fitted to the healthcare, life sciences and insurance sectors.

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Grok the Blockchain

The rate of change continues to increase, and at such a pace that many of us are beginning to feel left behind. Sure, many new concepts, technologies and innovations become passing trends or fads, so one would think, why bother? But some don’t. The ones that make it, like word processing and spreadsheet software or web browsers or mobile apps, end up changing everything. The blockchain is one of the ones that is destined to endure. If you intend to remain purposeful, and to contribute meaning, value and service, then it’s imperative that you become acquainted with this new way of thinking and computing. Decentralization, blockchains and crypto are here to stay and they will change the world as we know it.

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The Power of Pro-active Innovation

ProactiveWhen it comes to innovation, there are two distinguishing features of innovative "masterminds". First, these high performance innovation experts recognize great ideas effectively and accept that they can and should come from anywhere and anyone, and second, they are continuously developing ideas to produce a stronger flow of innovations than everyone else.

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Mindfulness and the Agile Process

In Buddhist theory, there are four mental attitudes – aka “divine abodes or states of mind” – which provide an ideal way of conducting ourselves with others. They are considered to be paths toward inner peace, a way to heal wounds suffered in the struggle of daily existence, and a path to “mindfulness” in action. Mindfulness is the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one's thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis. And for us personally, we’ve found that they also comprise an excellent way to manage a scrum team!  

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