What will it take to actually deliver a 5G broadband infrastructure that reaches every corner of America and closes the “digital divide” that limits access to the Internet for low-income families?
According to Accedian’s vice president of cybersecurity strategy, Mike Rezek, the $800 billion set aside for 5G in the federal infrastructure bill lays the groundwork for closing the digital divide; yet, the access won’t become meaningful until people have access to digital tools that actually make their lives better.
Mike Rezek started his career as an engineer, decided he liked sales better, and spent the next 20 years engineering partnerships in the high-tech industry.
Mike didn’t spend a ton of time thinking about healthcare until 2020, when Covid hit, and everyone delivering healthcare services needed to move their business to the cloud.
In this episode, Mike talks about healthcare’s rapid move to the cloud, the very real challenges the industry is going to face in trying to deliver high-quality healthcare—at scale, over the Internet—and what it will take to make high-quality, personalized, digital healthcare a reality.
Michael is VP, Business Development and Cybersecurity Strategy at Accedian Networks. Michael has over 20 years of senior Sales and BD experience. Michael led an initiative to acquire an Application Performance Management company, and is responsible for the Accedian cyber security strategy. During his 15 years at Cisco he has sold over $500M and has been considered a “thought leader” by his Management and has a rich history of leading teams in tactical execution of their sales plans.
Murray Zucker, MD, is the chief medical officer at Happify Health. Dr. Zucker has worked as a healthcare consultant and psychiatrist for more than 20 years. He's had senior leadership roles as a medical executive in the health insurance and managed care industries. He has consulted for large hospital systems and Fortune 500 companies, as well as for large provider groups. As a healthcare expert, Dr. Zucker has appeared on the “Today” show, “Good Morning America”, “20/20”, CNN, and the LA evening news. He has also been a featured guest host on radio programs and a quoted expert in prominent media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and People magazine.
Brendon is vice president of Customer Success at Happify Health. Throughout his career Brendon has had the unique opportunity to work across teams, functions, and industries, with sales being the consistent through-line. For Brendon, being of service by understanding and solving complex problems for others is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding endeavors one can embark upon. It's that sense of purpose and drive that gets him out of bed in the morning and keeps him moving forward (that and trying to keep his two children, ages 5 and 3, from burning the house down).