Salesforce.com co-founder Parker Harris was at the very first Dreamforce conference in a hotel ballroom; as this year’s jamboree takes over San Francisco next week, he explains why innovation is at its heart.
What has to come is an open health platform and ecosystem, not something defined by only a single vendor or alliance, but by the universal connections that the largest buyers of health services will demand from their providers to reduce the frictional costs of providing benefits.
Iron Man’s suit is a “wearable,” a piece of equipment whose user can almost forget that it’s there. The wearer doesn’t fly an airplane, or even fly the suit. The wearer just…flies. Isn’t that what we want from all of our tools?
“Cloud?” is no longer a question: rather, “cloud!” has become the new context, in which every institution of society and commerce is asking how it must re-invent its mission. Vertical focus takes the spotlight as global connection becomes the norm.