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G100 Network Notebook | April 2017

How an Icon Stays Agile To the surprise of some, Ford has pulled ahead in the driverless car race, thanks to AI investments and acquisitions of ride-sharing and lidar startups, says Wired: “That may sound all kinds of wrong to anyone who has seen Uber, Waymo, and Tesla flaunt their tech, and regards Detroit’s old […] Read More »


G100 Network Notebook | March 2017

How to Learn from Startup Success With “strategic philanthropy,” says a report about Google’s new spin on the startup accelerator. Under the program, Google finds mature startup talent in emerging markets and helps them solve business challenges with six months of free funding and mentorships. This offers Google crucial product feedback from different markets while […] Read More »


Advanced Analytics, Leadership, and Future Growth

Advanced Analytics, Leadership, and Future Growth With global GDP growth slowing, CEO tenure decreasing, and a talent shortage emerging, CEOs and management teams look to challenging—but exciting—opportunities provided by data and digital. The promise of new technologies and data tools to create faster, more comprehensive solutions has existed for decades, but today it has become […] Read More »


G100 Network Notebook | February 2017

What You Don’t Know About CEO Tenure New data from Spencer Stuart reveals an encouraging and overlooked sign in the media coverage of CEO turnover. Tenure for S&P 500 CEOs continues to rise partly because of better board and management alignment around performance: “Contrary to common perception that the market has become less patient with […] Read More »


G100 Network Notebook | January 2017

“Alexa, What’s Next?” More voice-enabled objects and conversational bots in unexpected places, thanks to an increasing number of partnerships between Amazon and other companies, reports Backchannel: It turns out having microphones in your environment is a lot more convenient than pulling out your phone. Do advances in the cloud and voice recognition portend a shift […] Read More »


Wayne Dix quoted in Managed Care Magazine, “An Old-Fashioned Notion: Stand Behind Your Wares”

Wayne Dix, Vice President, Healthcare at SSA & Company, was quoted in a Managed Care Magazine article titled “An Old-Fashioned Notion: Stand Behind Your Wares” on outcomes-based contracting in the pharmaceutical industry. According to Wayne, there may be several practical challenges to value-based contracts including “administrative overhead, the intricacies of data collection and validation, and […] Read More »


Wayne Dix quoted in Managed Care Magazine, “PBMs: Higher profile puts them in the crosshairs”

Wayne Dix, Vice President, Healthcare at SSA & Company, was quoted in a Managed Care Magazine article titled “PBMs: Higher profile puts them in the crosshairs” on the 2017 outlook for pharmaceutical benefit managers. The article quotes Wayne’s thoughts on the disruption caused by direct-to-consumer coupons and what it means for how PBMS function: “I think there […] Read More »


G100 Network Notebook | November 2016

The Revolution in Digital Payments Cisco Chairman John Chambers, speaking at G100 last month, ranked India Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a model leader of digitization. Days after, Modi surprised everyone by removing India’s most valued and popular currencies, even though India still uses cash for 95-98% of all transactions. Designed to root out corruption […] Read More »


Jason Meil Contributes to US News and Yahoo! Tech, “High-Tech Investing”

Jason Meil, SSA & Company’s Managing Director of New Products and Innovation, was quoted in an article titled, “High-Tech Investing: 7 Sectors to Watch.” In the piece, syndicated in both US News & World Report and Yahoo! Tech, Jason comments on the future of high tech investing–that there is massive potential for new technologies and that he expects […] Read More »


G100 Network Notebook | October 2016

The “Startup Yoda” of Silicon Valley That characterization comes from The New Yorker‘s fascinating portrait of Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, whose alumni companies fetch a total valuation of more than $80 billion. The comprehensive profile contains a delightful succession story that highlights what makes YC unique – a discerning eye for talent and relentless focus on […] Read More »