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BSc in Computer Science at the University of São Paulo (USP), MSc in Business Administration at Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), and Specialist in Data Analysis from U.C. Berkeley and Foundation Institute of Administration (FIA). Fabio has worked as an analyst and editor at PC Magazine, Editora Abril and Folha de S.Paulo, as a technology expert at Brasil Online and UOL, Professor at PUC-SP and COGEAE, technology consultant for healthcare and finance companies, and IoT sales for Latin America at Intel.
Ransomware threats are going to get increasingly destructive and expensive for businesses. In addition to encrypting key data and demanding a ransom to release it, the bad guys have used techniques to steal the data first, only to threaten making it public if the targeted companies decide not to pay the ransom. In the first quarter of this year, 77% of attacks threatened to leak the stolen data.
Annual healthcare spending has risen to nearly US$8 trillion globally by 2020, and is projected to continue growing at 5% or more per year until 2023. In Europe, it already passes 10% of GDP and in the US 17%, according to a study by Dealroom, in partnership with Inkef Capital and MTIP. The higher incidence of chronic diseases, the increase in the average age of the population, the problems related to obesity and smoking and the increasing costs with the development of new drugs have weighed more on the pockets of consumers and governments, driving the upward trend.
The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly accelerated the practice of telemedicine worldwide. In countries where medical associations were fighting to bar remote patient care based on the dangers of incomplete clinical diagnosis, the need for social distance and the fear attending clinics and hospitals were the last straw to bring down that barrier.This movement has quickly consolidated some basic technological tools, such as electronic medicine and exams prescriptions – validated by digital certificates and a wide connection with pharmaceutical and laboratory systems –, and the remote collection of physiological data, by means of several types of devices, including fitness wearables.
In March 2021 OVH had one of its data centres in Strasbourg, France, destroyed by fire and another partially damaged, paralysing the services of more than 3 million websites, including government agencies, banks, shops, news and gaming services. The shutdown of one of Europe's largest data centre companies, a direct competitor to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, yielded a loss of millions of euros to the company's customers.
How to assess the state of health of a sick astronaut? How do you know if atmospheric and surface conditions on a planet present any danger to a crew on the verge of exploring the place? How to find the ideal spot on the lunar surface to fuel a small rover carrying supplies? Or how to test the equipment and spacesuits of astronauts who need to leave a space station to carry out repairs to the outer structure? Space presents big challenges, and they require critical decisions to be made quickly. In seconds, not minutes or hours.