Author: Kevin Kern


| Kevin Kern, EVP, Innotas

Just once.  That’s all it takes for anyone to realize how important information exchange is to one’s health.  Just one time where your doctor mistreated you, or someone you care about, because she had an incomplete view of your medical history. The fact is that in Healthcare, information gaps can have catastrophic or deadly outcomes.   … Read more »

| Kevin Kern, EVP, Innotas

“One reason extensions are sapping the free agent market is that teams have figured out that long-term contracts given to players in their mid-20s are far more likely to pay off than long-term contracts given to players in their 30s, which describes most free agents.”  – Sports Illustrated. This week the Giants signed star catcher Buster  … Read more »

| Kevin Kern, EVP, Innotas

It’s always interesting to read reports on the relative health of  today’s economy. Unemployment is ranging from 7.6 to 7.9% depending on the perspective.  Some of the jobless have been unemployed for long timeframes.  And with the sequester policies in Washington DC, this will probably get worse.  With so much bad news around job growth  … Read more »

| Kevin Kern, EVP, Innotas

Over the past couple of years we’ve seen a reemergence of new ventures, technologies, and a general renaissance for high technology companies. Nowhere else is it more evident than right here in San Francisco. Even though the stock and commodity markets fluctuate amidst the brewing storm of the upcoming political season, we continue to experience  … Read more »

| Kevin Kern, EVP, Innotas

A recent Gartner study found that enterprises spend only one-third of their IT budgets on strategic projects, with the majority being spent on sustaining activities. This situation often stems from a combination of factors: limited visibility into all project work, sporadic alignment with business goals, inadequate project prioritization and minimal executive sponsorship. With this change,  … Read more »

| Kevin Kern, EVP, Innotas

I recently read an article that I found to be very insightful and reinforce what we’re doing over here at Innotas. It focuses on the trends we are starting to see in advancing technology and what companies need to do to stay current and successful. The article from McKinsey outlines the 10 tech-enabled business trends  … Read more »