How Data Can Help Stop Future Pandemics

Health+Wealth of America April 2021 Conference

Bret Greenstein, global head of AI & Analytics at Cognizant, also spoke about the potential that data has to change society. A truly data-driven company, Greenstein said, uses data as a means to look forward rather than analyze the past. Data-centric companies have been much more responsive to the changes created by the pandemic. They were prepared; they could adapt. Yet as data becomes more useful, companies tend to hoard it. Sharing data, he said, is the inevitable future, and once companies and institutions get better at aggregating and sharing data from diverse sources the country, they will be able to use that much clearer vision of what’s happening to address myriad problems.