Isabel dos Santos is a businesswoman from Africa known for many major professional successes around the world. These successes include her current role as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Angolan company Unitel. This firm is the largest telecom operation in the country and a leader in the telecom sector in Africa. The impact that Isabel dos Santos has made during her years working with the firm has been significant and she has put tremendous effort into upgrading the African telecommunications sector as a whole.
One of the major aspirations for this sector on a continent-wide basis is to bring in 5G level technology. Isabel dos Santos recently spoke at a conference where she shed light on things that need to happy to bring 5G technology to the continent. Among the points she raised is the necessity for more private sector firms to put big investments into the energy sector.
Isabel dos Santos has pointed to many key factors facing the continent of Africa and one area she has highlighted is the steadily growing population that is expected to go from 1.2 billion up to the 2.4 billion level in the next thirty coming years. With this in mind, upgraded elements of the economy that are currently behind are more important than ever. This includes improved energy, improved telecommunications, and the other benefits that will come along with these points. Upgrading these areas is key for business sectors such as e-commerce to be able to grow.
This talk given by Isabel dos Santos was presented at the AfricaCom conference. This was a chance for many of the leading experts in several industries to come together. The industries represented include telecommunications and the tech sector. The conference saw more than 450 major leaders of business come together to speak about these important issues such as bringing 5G technology into the continent’s telecommunications sector. As a major player in the telecom field, Isabel was an honored guest speaker at the event. She is a businesswoman who is frequently looked to on these types of topics due to her extensive experience and expertise.
You may have heard it said that all successful people MAKE DECISIONS FAST and CHANGE THEIR DECISION SLOWLY IF EVER AT ALL. Portland’s prominent Entrepreneur, Nitin Khanna has built multiple multi-million-dollar organizations making the hard decisions quickly. Following his intrinsic belief that ‘business sense is like a sixth sense, not necessarily extra sensory perception but more like that power to smell what business enterprises would succeed,” Mr. Khanna has demonstrated the power of his abilities time and time again. Known by his employees as a leader who deeply-inspires, passionately-creates, and effectively-organizes, one is left considering who really is Nitin Khanna?
Born into an Army family, Nitin Khanna knows very well the power of focused effort and planning. In fact, all his key employees, those from administration to upper management, daily plan out an actionable to-do list for the workday. Mr. Khanna has been quoted using the adage, plan your work and work your plan almost religiously.
As a true visionary, Khanna does not rely on tradition thought patterns to influence his life or businesses. When asked about work-life balance, Nitin Khanna simply replied, “I believe that there is no such thing as work and life balance. Success doesn’t happen between 9 to 5 which means it is impossible to achieve work-life balance as an entrepreneur doing what you love.” Khanna prescribes to a work-life integration, rather than a balance.
As a master of strategy, Nitin Khanna has utilized word of mouth and organic growth to own the entrepreneur stage he occupies. He says, “Maintaining strong relationships with the past and present clients is the best way to get your name out there and meet the right people.” As one examines the organizations Khanna has both built and is building, along with the characteristics he demonstrates continually as an entrepreneur and thought leader, the word inspirational comes to mind.
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Deidre Baggot is one of the most prominent Healthcare business strategists. She is widely known for her role in the development of successful business strategies for leading healthcare institutions. Baggot is also the mastermind behind the development of Bundled Payments module, a health services payment method which ensures value-based billing of healthcare services.
Throughout her career, Deirdre Baggot has made a name in the healthcare industry by developing, designing, and developing superior business strategies for more than 200 healthcare institutions in the country. Her efforts have led to a significant improvement in care services and management, especially in terms of cost and efficiency. The new payment method has led to increased savings, which are shared among physicians and institutions.
According to Deirdre Baggot, the Bundled Payment method entails the payor remitting a single payment for all the care services to be received by a particular patient in a certain pre-determined duration. The doctors and the receiving hospitals are at liberty to ensure that the care they provide is as less costly as possible. If the given care turns out to be less costly than the pre-paid amount, then the doctors and caregivers are paid more. If the care given turns out to more costly than the pre-paid amount, then the doctors and the receiving institutions get a lesser pay.
Bundled Payment method ensures efficiency as opposed to the traditional fee-for-service. In this new payment method, the hospitals, care providers and physicians are encouraged to provide a more cost-effective service with greater efficiency. The fee-for-service method is based on claims from hospitals and is often riddled with billing errors.
As a respected voice in the healthcare industry, Deirdre Baggot advises all health care providers to embrace the new payment method as quickly as possible. According to her, failure to adopt and adapt to the new system may make them lag behind as the CMS is decisively headed towards the new payment method. Baggot also advises the Bundles are the fastest method of payment and will ensure the provision of value-based healthcare services.