The success of early horizontal marketplaces such as eBay and Craigslist has propelled a new set of next generation marketplaces driven by vertical focus, mobile-first, or social. The cream of the crop have also developed an unnatural advantage on either the supply or the demand side of their business.
Linus Liang discusses the history of his previous company, the challenges the team faced, and why they realized big data was the only way to achieve the greatest social impact. While Embrace’s technology has already saved the lives of over 150,000 babies in 11 different countries, there is still a lot of work to be done. Linus outlines Embrace’s newest initiative, Embrace Angel, an upcoming ecosystem that combines human-centered design, sensors, and big data analytics to empower mothers to keep babies healthy. Click for link >
The need for companies to incorporate AI and Machine Learning technology into their core business is further driving migration to the cloud. Experts agree that over 80% of enterprises will have their workloads performed either fully or partially in the cloud by the end of 2020. The bigger question now concerns what will this future infrastructure will look like. There is a battle brewing between containers and serverless technologies. Ultimately we believe both will be winners.