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Since Elon Musk acquired Twitter, Mastodon, a decentralized and open-source social media platform, has grown its user base from 300K to 2.5M monthly active users.

Eugen Rochko, Founder of Mastodon, announced the milestone in a blog post this week, touting his platform as a “radically different alternative:

“While there is no shortage of social media platforms new and old, this is a radically different approach to social media that offers something traditional social media cannot. This may be one of the reasons why Mastodon has recently exploded in popularity, jumping from approx. 300K monthly active users to 2.5M between the months of October and November, with more and more journalists, political figures, writers, actors and organizations moving over.”

Twitter’s new ownership is causing friction with users, prompting many to seek an alternative.

Mastodon’s free and open-source software allows anyone to run a social media platform on their own infrastructure while connecting to a global decentralized social network.

The sudden popularity of Mastodon, publicly launched in 2024, has led to increased questions and concerns from new users.

Rochko recently held an AMA on Reddit to address those concerns, answering dozens of commonly asked questions.

I sifted through the thread to pull out some of the top highlights, including many questions I’ve been seeing from marketers.

The Twitter Situation

Question: “When you first decided to develop Mastodon, did you anticipate a situation like the one that came to pass with Twitter happening?”

Rochko said he was skeptical of Twitter’s leadership but never anticipated this kind of situation:

“Some of my original motivations for exploring federated social media (back then GNU social) and eventually deciding to do my own take on it with Mastodon were uncertainties with Twitter’s leadership and future, so in a way, yes. But I am not going to pretend like I had any idea anything would become of my project then.”

Mastodon As A Twitter Alternative

Question: “Do you think mastodon will become bigger than other twitter alternatives like truth social?”

Rochko says yes:

“If it’s not already, which I’m almost sure it is and always has been, yes.”

Algorithms

Question: “What are your thoughts on “algorithms”? Will we see more of these simple, transparent algorithms for post sorting, for instance as an alternative sort method on /public/local, /public, and /home?”

Rochko says he doesn’t have strong feelings about algorithms, and commits to maintaining a reverse-chronological feed:

“I think that personalized algorithms like TikTok’s or YouTube’s recommendations have to be approached with a lot of care because of how they can reinforce your biases and send you down conspiracy rabbit holes. I have steered clear of anything machine-learning-related in Mastodon. But I do not have strong feelings about “algorithms” in general, only that the home feed should be reverse-chronological and only contain content you decided to put there.”

Explore Page

Question: “Are there plans to allow ‘how many time a toot has been favorited’ to be used as a sort criteria? If not, why was the decision taken to not use this?”

Rochko says the Explore page is designed to do this by default:

“Trending posts on the explore page are ranked by their reblogs and favourites count with a decay from the time the post was published (similar to Reddit and HN).”

Sign-Up Process

Question: “The sign up process on Android is a little archaic. How will you fix that to make it more accessible to less tech savvy users?”

Rochko says Mastodon is redesigning the onboarding process on Android:

“Our latest beta build on Android includes a redesigned onboarding flow. The biggest differences are that the starting screen now includes an explanation of what servers are, and that the server screen will let you tap Next without making a selection by picking a random General server in your language for you.”

Direct Messages

Question: “I’m curious why it doesn’t have more basic features, like separation of DMs from notifications?”

Rochko explains that Mastodon doesn’t have traditional DMs, only posts restricted to individual users:

“Mastodon does not have traditional DMs, and various UX choices are motivated by making that more clear. Mastodon has granular visibility settings for posts, which means you can restrict an individual post (even as part of a thread) to just your followers, or just people mentioned in the post. These can be used for the same purpose as DMs, but especially in regards to the threading model and addressing, they’re not the same.”

Rochko adds that end-to-end encrypted DMs are on the back burner, but the priority is improving the official iOS and Android apps:

“What we have on the backburner are end-to-end encrypted DMs. And by that I mean, from the ground up designed to be DMs. I started working on that feature in 2023 but then it got stalled at the client level. We needed our own native apps to do the ground work on designing the client-side protocols, and back then we didn’t have any. In 2023 we finally launched an official iOS app, and in 2023 we finally launched an official Android app, but there are so many things that those apps need before end-to-end encrypted DMs that it’s still on the backburner.

Third-Party Apps

Question: “I just want to know why you and your team focuses on the iOS and Android apps since there are already other third party apps available that could be endorsed?”

Rochko says it comes down to trademarks and branding:

For more, see the full AMA here.

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Islamic Center Reaches Out To Boston

In the slideshow above, watch images from a recent visit to the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury. Photos by Chitose Suzuki

Lost in all the pundits’ outpourings, TV banter, and casual debate about the virtues of Islamic centers as neighbors is the fact that most non-Muslims have no idea what goes on in a mosque. At the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC), that is easily remedied. Ahalan wa sahalan, the Arabic expression for “You are welcome,” prevails from the moment of entering its cavernous bab as salaam—gate of peace. The sprawling year-old Roxbury center, in the first throes of outreach efforts, is still a largely untapped resource for the community.

On a recent Friday evening, the center’s atrium and lobby overflowed with Muslims sharing the traditional snack of dates and milk to break one of the dawn-to-dusk fasts of the holy month of Ramadan, which ends on September 9 with the major Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr, the “festival of breaking the fast.” At iftar, the meal taken after sunset, this non-Muslim visitor, with breakfast and lunch under her belt, was urged to sample some especially succulent dates sent by a relative from Saudi Arabia. With bellies calmed and toddlers darting underfoot, worshippers—men in the front, women assembled near the arched entrance—filed into the prayer hall, emerging soon after to share a copious spread donated by a local Middle Eastern restaurant.

All IBSCC’s Friday evening meals are free and open to the public, Muslim and non-Muslim. Outside of Ramadan, they draw about 200, says executive director Bilal Kaleem, one of the last students in BU’s University Professors Program, who has put on hold his master’s thesis on society and Islam in America. Among the hundreds of women gathered in the café for the meal of chicken kebab, salad, and rice (the men took their dinner on tarps spread across the prayer hall floor) were a psychiatrist who emigrated from Cairo, a teacher from Amman, Jordan, and a Saudi married to a student. A scan of the faces of those gathered for evening prayer and the Ramadan meal defied categorization, with immigrants from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, as well as American-born Muslims, both white and African American. Kaleem was born in Zambia.

“We’ve been through the ringer,” Kaleem says of the ISBCC’s embattled past. Although he’s unsettled by the anti-Muslim sentiments surrounding the proposed lower Manhattan mosque and others around the country, he predicts slow but steady acceptance of his own $15.6 million center, whose trustees include representatives from several faiths, including two from local synagogues. And the center wants to establish partnerships with universities such as neighboring Roxbury Community College. Last May, Governor Deval Patrick addressed more than 1,100 worshippers at the mosque, underscoring his commitment to publicly denouncing anti-Muslim discrimination.

“We’ve tried to reach out” to critics who charge that ISBCC-affiliated Muslim American Society has links—albeit once or twice removed—to the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical movement based in Egypt, Kaleem says. “We say, ‘Let’s talk.’ But they respond, ‘We don’t talk to extremists.’” He attributes most of the prejudice to politics. He calmly confronts accusations of nefarious goings-on by imploring people to “just show up. It’s a community space.”

Several T stops or a short bus ride from the Charles River Campus, the ISBCC is an elegant structure rising from an asphalt island along Roxbury’s Malcolm X Boulevard, a poetic coincidence the charismatic civil rights activist and hajji (one who has made a pilgrimage to Mecca) would have appreciated. The center opened in spring 2009, its hotly challenged presence clinched when an assortment of state and local politicians, among them Boston Mayor Thomas Menino (Hon.’01), and prominent clergy from several faiths spoke decisively in its favor. In June 2007, nearly 2,000 Bostonians gathered for the capping of the mosque’s minaret. Today the center is flourishing, with an ornate, balconied prayer room accommodating about 1,000, a children’s area slated to become a K-8 school, a spacious, WiFi-equipped café, and a shop. The building’s school wing was the site of an Arabic and Quranic summer program, its spacious classroom a colorful jumble of crafts projects and toys. The center is designed so people of all faiths can come and go, removing shoes only to enter the prayer hall.

Beyond the prayer hall and the pristine areas for men and women to wash before prayer, the center provides a range of social services, including diversity training for police, distribution of halal meat, and a speakers’ network. Nearly 1,000 attend Friday prayers, triple that during Ramadan, when overflow crowds of worshippers unfurl mats in the atrium and entranceway.

“The mosque in America is becoming a community and cultural center,” says Ihsan A. Bagby, an associate professor of Islamic studies at the University of Kentucky, who has surveyed 600 mosques across the United States. “Many mosques want to do outreach, but it sounds like the Islamic cultural center in Boston is one of the few places really doing it. They’re leading the way.” Bagby is sanguine about the current tempest over the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero. “It’s inevitable that it will change,” he says, “because the Muslim community is not in and of itself out of step with America. So, when Americans come to know Muslims and their mosque they will come to be accepting, because there is no real problem.” He sees echoes of the struggles of Irish Catholics, Jews, and African Americans, who were all marginalized. Now, he says, “is the Muslims’ time to go through this gauntlet.”

Positioned on a mat at the front of the prayer room, the muezzin, one who calls the hour of daily prayers, casts his head down as he sings: “Ashhadu an la ilaha illa Allah…I bear witness that there is no god except the One God…” Because of worshippers’ diversity and the mosque’s inclusive spirit, women who choose to can pray in the main hall, rather than the balconies. “This is unusual, but we have people here from so many traditions, and prayer varies from culture to culture,” says Bilal. “People here can do what’s comfortable for them.”

Men and women are always separated for Islamic prayer—because the worshippers almost touch during the customary prostrations—but at ISBCC the separation might be no more than a respectful space between the male and female groups in the main hall. Separation isn’t necessary in the common areas, and there is no explicit dress code, but modesty is in the fabric of Islam, so visitors should be sensitive to it. People can socialize or study and have coffee, tea, or snacks in the Common Word Café, which hosts art exhibitions, the most recent a series of Norman H. Gershman photographs of Albanian and Kosovar Muslims who rescued Jewish families during the Holocaust. The café gets its name from a line of Quranic verse that beckons to “people of scripture” to come to a common word.

“It’s saying that we all have common ground,” says Kaleem.

Susan Seligson can be reached at [email protected]. Kimberly Cornuelle can be reached at [email protected]; follow her on Twitter at @kcornuel.

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Gartner: Security Spending Will Skyrocket

Security, never far from a CIO’s mind, is expected to remain among the highest of priorities over the next decade. But how much will you spend to protect your network in years to come? A lot, if a report this week from tech analyst firm Gartner is any indication.

A Gartner analysis of U.S. companies finds that corporations right now are spending 0.4% of their revenues to combat internal and external network security threats. But leap ahead 10 years and that figure will rise 10 times, to 4% of revenues.

(The percentage figure is based on Gartner’s “total cost of ownership” model, which maps the dozens of costs associated with network security, including the cost for hardware, software, people, external services and physical security for all information security across an enterprise.)

Gartner’s report echoes mounting statistical (and anecdotal) evidence that security is among the top handful of issues confronting CIOs. In last week’s CIO Digest, a report from The Yankee Group indicated the market for security as an outsourced service will rise from a mere $3 million this year to more than $300 million by 2005. (A separate report by Frost & Sullivan says the managed security service provider industry will grow from $165.8 million in 2000 to more than $2 billion by 2007.)

“Open supply chain communications will explode over the Internet over the next two years,” says Gartner research director Roberta Witty. “Enterprises will save a lot of money and headaches if they address their total security plans now.”

Companies To Customers: We Care

Call it the spending race to make your customers happy.

A fresh report from IDC says that businesses will spend lavishly in the next four years on a range of “customer care” and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions and services.

Not surprisingly, businesses have “elevated the customer to the top of their business strategy priority list,” thus the hyper spending on related technology, IDC reports. That means if you don’t address their needs, somebody else will.

The amount companies spend on CRM-related projects and services will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20%, from $30 billion in 2000 to more than $76 billion in 2005.

The spending boom has benefited all types of providers in the “e-customer care” market, IDC senior analyst Brian Bingham says. The market is currently fragmented – no company has more than 7% of overall market share. The top five outsourcing providers (based on 2000 revenue) includes Convergys, TeleTech, SITEL, WEST and EDS.

Spending leaders are in the U.S. and Western Europe, which combined will account for nearly 80% of the “e-customer care” services revenue in 2005. Latin America will also post strong growth.

Demand for customer care services is high across a few vertical industries, especially telecommunications, retail/consumer goods and services, information technology and banking, IDC says. Combined, those sectors will account for more than 70% or worldwide customer care spending in 2005.

Report: Women Still Trump Men for Online Usage

A year after women surpassed men in terms of the number of adult Internet users, the gulf between the two sexes continues to grow.

Jupiter Media Metrix reports that women over the age of 18 comprise 40.9% of all online users, up from 40.3% in May 2000 and 39.3% in May 1999. Men 18 and older now account for 39.8% of all online users, down from 40.1% in May 2000 and 45.7% in May 1999.

But while more women may be using the Internet, men are using it more often. Nielsen/NetRatings says men spend 16% more time online every month than women. In May 2001, they also viewed 31% more pages and went online 11% more often than women.

HTTP, HTML, WAP Enter OED

The Oxford English Dictionary, for centuries the final word on the English language, has added a fresh handful of IT-related words, according to The Register, a U.K.-based IT publication.

Fittingly, for now the new words will be included, only in the OED’s online version. That’s because a new printed OED isn’t due out for another 10 years.

Among the non-IT words making the OED: Cartoon character Homer Simpson’s trademark exclamation, “Doh!”

Exclusive Interview With Pradeep Padanthaya, Founder Of Vectorviewer

The Cloud computing module is part of document management system features and is useful for businesses of all sizes. Ease of access reduced costs, and a lesser need for storing data on the hardware makes cloud computing a hot trend. VectorViewer is an enterprise cloud document and e-form management start-up. Analytics Insight has engaged in an exclusive interview with Pradeep Padanthaya, Founder of

1. Kindly brief us about the company, its specialization, and the services that your company offers

VectorViewer is an enterprise cloud document and e-form management start-up. We’re helping companies speed up their digitization initiatives and efforts with our end-to-end HTML5 solution that offers easy document viewing, annotation, redaction, conversion, and storage. Our unique, multi-tenant software can be customized for different environments and fulfill the needs of all of your departments. Our e-form generator offers full integration with DocuSign and allows you to define complex workflows involving multi-parties signing at different stages of a document’s lifecycle.  

2. With what mission and objectives, the company was set up? In short, tell us about your journey since the inception of the company?

VectorViewer’s mission was to offer Document Digitization as a Service for large enterprises so that the companies can focus on the core business and VectorViewer take control of all the electronic documents. We have been able to achieve this to a large extent and our clients today trust VectorViewer’s software fully as a one-stop shop for all its document management use cases.  

3. Mention some of the awards, achievements, recognitions, and clients’ feedback that you feel are notable and valuable for the company.

VectorViewer was recognized for its ability to completely separate out the document digitization process into a separate microservice and at the same time easily integrate with any enterprise-grade software/application. This was a big achievement for an independent software company that started a few years back with the sole mission of offering Document Digitization As A Service.  

4. Brief us about the proactive Founder/CEO of the company and his/her contributions towards the company and the industry.

VectorViewer’s founder and CEO Pradeep Padanthaya along with co-founder Sannutha Addai come with a total of more than 30 years of experience in building enterprise applications. A major problem that we saw in enterprise products is the tedious process of handling document digitization. While there are companies who use an inhouse built solution to manage this, few others opt for independent vendors to handle it. Both these solutions have their own drawback – building an inhouse solution means you need to have a large technical team to maintain it and going for an independent vendor solution means that the software needs to be tightly coupled with the existing application, which brings in a lot of maintenance issues in the long term. We at VectorViewer thought about addressing this problem by providing Document Digitization as a Service model and ever since our clients have not looked back.  

5. What is your biggest USP that differentiates the company from competitors?

The biggest USP of VectorViewer is that it provides an end-to-end solution for Document Digitization that includes document processing, document viewing, and document storage. Clients can choose to use our SaaS offering or go for an on-premise installation wherein the entire software suite is installed in a private cloud using a simple in-house built installation tool.  

6. How do you see the company and the industry in the future ahead?

The document digitization process is a lengthy one especially in the enterprise world and there are still a majority of companies relying on the paper method for keeping all records. VectorViewer sees this as a big opportunity in the 21st century and plans to disrupt this industry by providing a SaaS model for Document Digitization.  

7. What are your growth plans for the next 12 months?

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5 Ways To Make The Most Of Reddit For Android And Ios

If you ask me, the new official Reddit app for Android phones and iPhones makes for a better Reddit browsing experience than the full Reddit website, particularly once you know what you’re doing.

Note: For now, the Android version of Reddit seems to be lagging behind its iOS counterpart in terms of features; hopefully, Reddit for Android will catch up sooner rather than later.

Pin a subreddit (iOS only)

By default, your list of subreddits in the Reddit app is organized in alphabetical order, but there’s also a way to “pin” a favorite subreddit to the top of the list.

Ben Patterson

Swipe a subreddit and tap the button to pin it to the top of your list.

Just swipe on a subreddit from right to left, then tap the green Pin button. If you swipe a little further, you’ll also find a red Unsubscribe button.

Switch on night mode

Browsing Reddit in the dark can be rather too much of an eye-opening experience, particularly if you’ve got a bedmate who’s trying to drift off. Luckily, the official Reddit app joins a growing list of Android and iOS apps that boast a night mode.

Ben Patterson

The Reddit app’s “night mode” makes for easier reading in the dark.

For iOS: Tap the Profile button in the bottom-right corner of the screen, tap the Settings button in the top-right corner, then tap the Theme drop-down menu and select Reddit Night. There’s also an Auto Night Theme setting that’ll switch on night mode automatically in the evening.

For Android: Unfortunately, the Reddit app for Android lacks iOS’s Auto Night Theme setting, but you can still turn on night mode manually. Tap the main “hamburger” menu button in the top-left corner of the screen, scroll all the way down and tap Settings, then toggle on the Night Mode setting.

Switch between Compact and ‘Card’ views

One of my favorite things about the official Reddit app is its jumbo-sized “card” view, which breaks out individual Reddit posts into a card-like format complete with large image and video previews. It’s a great way to browse pictures and video clips on Reddit without having to open the actual posts.

Ben Patterson

If you don’t like the look of jumbo media previews in the Reddit app’s “card” viewing mode, you can always switch to “compact” view.

That said, the card view may not be for everyone, and luckily there’s a way to switch to a smaller “compact” view, either as an app-wide default or only (for iOS users, anyway) for specific subreddits.

For iOS: To change the default setting for viewing posts in the Reddit app, tap the Profile button in the bottom corner of the screen, tap the Settings button up at the top, tap the Default View, then pick a setting—either Card or Compact.

To change the setting for an individual subreddit, tap the three-dot menu button in the top corner of a subreddit screen, then tap Switch to Compact View or Switch to Card View.

For Android: The Android version of Reddit won’t let you pick separate viewing modes for individual subreddits (or at least, not yet), but there’s an easy way to switch default viewing modes.

Just open a subreddit, tap the three-dot menu button in the top corner of the screen, then tap Card View or Compact View.

Once that’s done, the setting you picked will become the default for every subreddit within the app.

View a subreddit’s community sidebar

One of the downsides of viewing Reddit on its official mobile app is that a subreddit’s sidebar—often an essential repository for community rules, FAQs, and other essential links—is hidden from the main subreddit view. Ben Patterson

Just tap on the three-dot menu button in the top corner of the screen to view a subreddit’s community sidebar.

That said, you can still view sidebars from the official Reddit app if you know where to look.

For both the Android and iOS versions of Reddit, just tap the three-dot menu button in the top corner of any subreddit screen, then tap the Community Info option.

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Want to move the scroll button somewhere else on the screen? Just tap and hold it until it bulges, then drag it anywhere.

If you want to move the button elsewhere on the screen, tap and hold the button until it bulges, then drag it wherever you like.

Exclusive Interview With Arvind Nagpal, Founder & Ceo, Healthworksai

1. Kindly brief us about the company, its specialization, and the services that your company offers.

We are an AI-driven B2B SaaS company focused on analytics-based solutions for the healthcare sector. We have developed innovative solutions at the intersection of business, maths, and technology to drive profitable growth for health plans. We empower end users to focus on business decisions without getting overwhelmed with the underlying complexity of data and analytics. We recognize that businesses need to act and react quickly to evolving market conditions. All else being equal, the fastest company in the business will win.

Undoubtedly, the healthcare industry generates a lot of data but turning that data into insights that improve patient outcomes and operational efficiency is a difficult task. We’re proud to empower organizations across the US. From multi-state insurers to regional plans, HealthWorksAI’s platform and services are configured to meet the unique challenges of each client.

We pride ourselves on delivering insights at the speed of business. By leveraging the SaaS model, we have onboarded customers on our platform in as little as 48 hours from start to Go-live

2. Please brief us about the products/services/solutions you provide to your customers and how they get value out of it.

Medicare Advantage (MA) in the United States is a one-of-a-kind healthcare program funded by the federal government and managed by private insurance companies known as Payors or Health Plans.

Our customers who are mainly healthcare payors benefit from rapid access to very efficient and insightful Medicare Advantage market data, accurate predictions, and a reliable single source of truth for strategic decision-making.

We have majorly five products namely, ExplainableAI, ProductIntel, MarketIntel, NetworkIntel, and MarketingIntel which have gained good traction in the Healthcare market.

One of our recently launched solutions, Explainable Artificial Intelligence (xAI), is designed for senior health plan leaders to support strategic decision-making. xAI provides analytics & insights on the influence of various factors including the product design, provider network, brand, marketing, and other influencers toward business growth in each market.

Another majorly adopted solution of the HealthWorksAI portfolio is ProductIntel, an AI-powered Medicare product development platform. It helps product managers manage the entire product lifecycle from design to launch and successful execution of insurance products.

3. What’s your growth plan for the next 12 months?

We at HealthWorksAI, are continuously evolving our products to deliver more value to our clients. We have a clearly laid out roadmap for each of our product lines with release plans extending out to the next three years. To meet this demand, we are rapidly expanding our talent pool. While there are thousands of engineering and science students graduating each year in India, we are very selective in our hiring by picking up sharp and smart from top tiers like IITs, BITs, and NITs. We plan to double our employee base in India in the next 18 months to strengthen our product portfolio.  

4. What are the key trends driving the growth in Big Data analytics/AI/Machine Learning?

At the fundamental level, there are three things: first, the amount of data is doubling every two years with all the digital revolution. Second, the rising computing power and cloud adoption has made access easier for crunching massive amounts of data. Thirdly, the open-source community has powered a new generation of innovative building blocks that allows innovators to assemble vs build everything from scratch. Today the number of no-code solutions has skyrocketed

And finally, the media has provided sufficient coverage over the last decade to channel energies into creating an ecosystem of institutions, practitioners, and research that has attracted top talent to the ecosystem.  This trend will continue for the foreseeable future as the amount of value that can be unlocked from the data is huge.

The job market for data scientists has exploded, with data science, AI/ML being one of the most in-demand jobs sectors. Data analysis is now an important qualification for businesses. Every business decision is based on or supported by data, and organizations today hire professionals not only for their data-crunching skills, statistical concepts, or modeling guidelines in an offline or online setting, but also for more intensive involvement in statistical analysis, machine learning fundamentals, or other algorithms as part of the product eco-system.

Aspiring individuals must have trending skillsets, a thorough grasp of the language, and be up-to-date on the new emerging trends that are shaping the sector at the moment. The business context is extremely critical in this entire exercise. You should be able to answer “So what?” every time.

6. Can you throw light on the latest employment trends in the big data and analytics industry?

With rapid technological adoption across industries and entirely tech-enabled sectors such as IT, BFSI and healthcare, etc., the role of AI and machine learning will only grow in 2023 and the years to come, with a significant increase in demand for related roles.

According to some reports, AI/Machine Learning investments in India will grow at a CAGR of 33.49 percent until 2023. While the tools are improving, data scientists who want to excel in the market will still need a solid understanding of the fundamentals, such as data modeling, relational databases, and basic statistical analysis.

7. How do you plan to make an impact in the Indian/US market and what are your plans to tap the market?

We provide solutions for the Medicare Advantage (Medicare health plan offered by private companies) market in the US. Most of our work is upstream related to the benefit designs and portfolio designs that address the prevailing population health conditions in the market. We focus on benefit designs that impact a beneficiary’s ability to take care of their health needs down the road. Our solutions are designed to look at the prevailing diseases, social determinants of health, and the cost of offering these benefits. The goal is to help beneficiaries manage their health conditions proactively. These solutions ultimately drive down the total cost of care and an opportunity to pump more dollars into the proactive care management

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