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One of the things that I find the most fun in my work is when I get to be creative and get to inspire. This often happens when solving problems or thinking out-of-the-box. The latter is exactly what this post is about. The insurance industry is the first in hopefully a long series of blogs, that looks at how exactly Salesforce can make a difference.

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Defi H Series (Part 4): Hospitalized children to find a new friend in “Cherry”

Logo CHERRYIn the fourth article of the series, we discuss how Cherry, a small humanoid robot – developed by the team that won the Public Award at the Defi H Competition – will help hospitalized children break social isolation and stay engaged in fun activities.

The motivation 

“What is  feared, above all, when children arrive at the hospital is isolation. For them, this is a moment when the bond with family and schoolmates can be broken. It could bring about a mental dropout and this is an extremely tough moment, which could lead to a high level of stress” said Professor Claire Majoufre, a surgeon at the CHU of Bordeaux. [Read more…]

Defi H Series (Part 3): HIPS to help the disabled find parking spots

HIPS LOGOIn the third article of the series, we discuss how the Handicap Intelligent Park System (HIPS) – developed by the team that won the Jeune Pousse Award at the Defi H Competition – will help the physically challenged people find a parking spot easily.

The need

When the team was contacting several NGOs to find a unique idea that could be developed into a solution during the Défi H competition, a representative of the Ivry-sur-Seine disability committee (Mission Handicap) pointed out, “It would be convenient if people with disabilities could find their parking spaces more easily.” Hence, the Team decided to take up the challenge!

How does the application work?

HIPS is an application that can be used by people possessing a disability card OR a parking card for disabled people.
The HIPS parking space detection device/captor installed/buried in the area would send a live stream to the HIPS mobile application, which in turn would update the status of the parking spaces. Consequently, the user would get to know in advance which parking space is available near his/her destination.

As of now, the App can be used on  Android and Windows Phones only. [Read more…]

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Defi H Series (Part 2): Handi’Blind to brighten up life for the visually impaired

HANDIBLIND-logoIn the second article of the series, we discuss how the Handi’Blind device (developed by the team that won the Innovation Trophy at the Defi H Competition) will help the visually impaired people overcome mobility challenges.

What inspired the creation?

There is a significant number of vision-related diseases; and the number of people suffering from these diseases is increasing every day.

The project details

The Handi’Blind project aims to ease the movements of the visually impaired people in order to improve their autonomy, comfort and safety. The Handi’Blind glasses are based on the principle of stereovision that helps detect potential obstacles and warns/alerts the user of them, using a vibrating device attached/tied to his/her forearm.

What is stereovision?

Stereovision or stereoscopic measure is a method to gauge and determine the dimensions, forms and positions of objects/obstacles by capturing/shooting their images from different angles. [Read more…]

Defi H Series (Part 1): Orthofunny to help kids with speech disability

logo_defi_HIn this series, we are going to showcase the innovative solutions for disabled people created by students of French IT Schools and Universities, at the Defi H 2015 competition, organized by Sogeti France.

In the first article of the series, we will present the winning web application – Orthofunny.  [Read more…]

The six-step approach to combat Fraud


My previous post focused on how a company might elect to view the various stages needed to effectively combat fraud, namely detection, prevention, discovery and investigation of potentially fraudulent activities.

Now, we will consider in more detail the approach needed to satisfy these requirements. Consider figure 1 below:

Operational Systems - Fraud

Figure 1: Functional components to support Counter Fraud

Note that some of the components are operational in nature and act in real time, and others are back office functions that augment the process by providing additional insights into the business. The final category pertains to simply reporting on the workflow and processes required to monitor and track use-of-system and to schedule work accordingly.

Operational systems can be integrated into the overall process, if required; and it is expected that various forms of data will be used to support the overall system, utilizing structured, unstructured, internal and external sources to build up a complete picture of any transaction under scrutiny. Industry libraries help to ‘fast track’ any build required for any particular industry domain. [Read more…]

The State of Bitcoin Q1 2015 in 6 graphs

bitcoin-perfecthueCoinDesk, a bitcoin-watching news service, recently released their first quarter review of the cryptocurrency’s performance in Q1 of 2015. Overall the data provides a positive overview showing an increase in total wallets, and investments. However, there are a few signs indicating slowing growth in key bitcoin, and bitcoin-related areas. [Read more…]

Building Computers with Social Skills using Facebook “Likes”

3009374-slide-image-4Who’s a better judge of character: a human or a computer? Turns out, it’s the computer. Stanford researchers have found that computers can judge personality traits more accurately than one’s friends and colleagues. In fact, artificial intelligence can draw inferences about a person as accurately as a spouse.

The study (conducted jointly by researchers at Stanford University and the University of Cambridge) compares the accuracy of human and computer-based personality judgments, using a sample of 86,220 volunteers who completed a 100-item personality questionnaire. People’s judgments were based on their familiarity with the judged individual, while the computer used digital signals – Facebook “likes.” [Read more…]

50 Years On, Moore’s Law Still Pushes Tech to Double Down

history-moore-moores-law-graphic-3-1Over the last 50 years, Moore’s observation — that the number of transistors on silicon chips and therefore their processing power was doubling approximately every 24 months — has evolved from observation to market demand.

This April marks the 50th Anniversary of Moore’s Law. Three years before co-founding Intel, Gordon Moore made a simple observation that has revolutionized the computing industry. It states, the number of transistors – the fundamental building blocks of the microprocessor and the digital age – incorporated on a computer chip will double every two years, resulting in increased computing power and devices that are faster, smaller and lower cost. [Read more…]