CDC confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the United States on January 21st.  In just three months, the world has completely changed.  While it is too soon to do a thorough analysis – three months is not a lot of data upon which to base conclusions – it is interesting nonetheless to begin to study what COVID-19 has taught us about our society and economy.

At RIoT, I have the privilege of working with industry leaders across a variety of market segments and regularly interface with university researchers and municipal and state governments.  This gives access to a diverse set of viewpoints, information and data.  Through our MISSION-R initiative, my team is helping launch six innovation projects to fight both the economic and health aspects of COVID-19.  These projects are exemplary of exactly what is happening on the ground.

With this perspective in mind, here are a few observations and questions for the future.

Read more of RIoT Executive Director Tom Snyder’s thought piece at WRAL Techwire.