Jen van der Meer

Negotiating New Business Models and Culture in an Age of Connected Machines

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What do these recent events have in common: Cops are offered free body cameras from Taser Farmers are buying software patches from Ukrainian hackers for John Deere tractors Burger King tricked Google Home devices to talk about the Whopper In all of these cases, connected devices are reshaping business models. These new models are in […]

Will Your Health Business Model Survive?

Published: in Business Models, Care Models, Health Tech, Social Impact, Social Technologies, Systems Thinking by .

Stress-testing your business for a new policy agenda Since the election, US stocks are mostly up. Except hospital stocks. Public hospitals like HCA are worth looking at the stock charts to see how wrong we were about the election – rising high the day before, tanking the day after. Then there are the health insurance […]

The Future of Your Job: Will You be Automated, or Augmented?

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Data Intelligence, Cognitive Bias, and Emerging Tech   You don’t always realize at the moment of a new technology’s introduction that it was designed to take your job. I remember my early career working as an analyst grunt on Wall Street. To learn my job, I would compete with other analysts on a fun game […]

Personas, TAM/SAM/TM

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Business 101.1 for ITP, Gallatin, Journalism, School of Professional Studies. You’ll find the current team formation topics and people as of today 9/19/2016. Contact Jen or Josh with any team changes – or reflect your changes next week. 6 core teams and recent changes in direction: Fragrances Uber for Yoga Prisons Social Community for Designers Ergonomic Furniture […]

Bodies and Buildings Class 1: Intro to Systems Thinking

Published: in Behavioral Science, Health Tech, NYU ITP, Product Ecology, Social Impact, Social Technologies, Systems Thinking, by .

Have we reached the limits of growth:   Bodies are in trouble right now – despite reaching the peak of productivity the US now leads the world in the rampant growth of chronic diseases that lower life expectancy, and reduce life quality. “People are living longer than projected in 1990 — on average, 10.7 more […]

Bodies and Buildings NYU ITP Syllabus for 2014

Published: (Updated: ) in Behavioral Science, Health Tech, Lifecycle Assessment, NYU ITP, Open Data, Product Ecology, Social Impact, Social Technologies by .

Bodies and Buildings Fall 2014 Syllabus NYU ITP Instructor: Jen van der Meer jd1159 at nyu dot edu Mondays 6:30 – 9:25 PM 721 Broadway at Waverly Why is it so hard to care for our planet and ourselves? We seem hungover from a century of prosperity and ingenuity, unable to invent economic models that […]

Lean Customer Discovery Needs Design Research

Published: (Updated: ) in Entrepreneurship, Health Tech, Lean LaunchPad, NYU ITP, Social Impact, Social Technologies, Systems Thinking, , by .

When you are in a startup, under the gun, trying to execute – how do you find time for empathy? Lean launchpad simulates entrepreneurship by requiring founders to get out of the building…and into their customer’s world. Teams succeed when they start talking to people, and find the magic in actually validating their hypotheses with […]

8 Principals for Designing for Dignity in Health Tech

Published: (Updated: ) in Health Tech, Open Data, Open Innovation, Social Impact, Social Technologies, by .

Thanks all for the great discussion, in real time at StrataRx and on the Twittersphere. Is it enough to design for a great patient experience, improved health outcomes, and overall cost reductions in health care? While incentives may soon change, the idea of data-driven solutions to improve health care is not a new one. Yet […]

Data is Not a Business Model: Moving Knowledge to Action

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I’ll be at Strata: Making Data Work talking about data.  Big data does not necessarily lead to big business outcomes. It is a rare business leader who even asks the biggest questions of what big data can do. Everyone is looking for ways to define data as an asset that can be monetized. But data itself will never move the needle for the Fortune 1000. Data is a means to an end. The […]

Advocacy: The Power Lever in Performance Brand Marketing

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Post over at the Dachis Group Collaboratory upon the launch of Advocate Insight, an analytics app that lives on top of big data platform, Social Business Index. As far as advocacy is concerned: why now? What happened to the pursuit-du-jour of the early days of social media – Influence? Hint – influence can still provide a multiplier […]