Serge Belamant was born in 1953 in Tulie, France. He later relocated to South Africa aged 14. He learned to speak English when he joined Highlands North High School. The school also saw him excel in not only rugby but also chess. After high school, Serge Belamant joined Witwatersrand University to study Engineering. He later changed his mind and decided to take Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. He later decided to completely discontinue his coursework after two years of studies and opted taking information systems that were offered by UNISA.
Serge Belamant created the first series of the blockchain technologies in 1989 and he has so far acquired a patent to protect his technology. Serge Belamant invention is channeled towards revolutionizing the entire banking system. Quite a large number of people have expressed satisfaction about the blockchain debit cards and they think it is the next breakthrough in technology. Serge has therefore filed the following patent to protect blockchain inventions.
Transactors Identity verification
This entails a complex system that will manage and facilitate financial transactions between the trading parties. The parties accounts have unique identities with a verification facility to confirm the identities of two trading parties. The accounts of both parties need to have been registered by a financial institution.
Variations in the financial transaction pin.
This system allows transactions in an ATM at the sales location. This entails using internet services and logging into an account. You are then required to create a password with response to the biometric identifier provided.
Identification of the destination of financial transactions electronically
This system is fitted with an identifier to correctly determine the destination of the supplied identifier by the parties under the circumstances given.
Verification of the identity of the transactor The system for the management of financial transactions between the transacting parties. The two should have a verification facility for their accounts that will identify the transactor correctly.
Serge Belamant believes that he is going to make more inventions in the blockchain technology with his patents in place.
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The face of managed healthcare has never been the same after companies like Innovacare Health started to take the reigns in the industry. Innovacare Health is one of the premier companies out there for helping to connect patients and physicians while ensuring that the patients are receiving value-based care and have access to some of the best, most affordable healthcare possible. This Company focuses on working to connect leadership, culture, and governance to build a structure that is optimized for success in nearly any economic conditions.
Innovacare Health, based on Fort Lee, New Jersey, works with several different types of people. It manages over a half-million lives, including more than 100,000 dual-eligible beneficiaries. The Company has received numerous awards and also accreditation for its quality in the Medicare and Medicaid spaces. Much of the success that this Company has seen can be attributed directly to the leadership of its CEO, Richard Shinto, and its CAO, Penelope Kokkinides.
Both of these individuals have worked in healthcare nearly their entire lives. Before joining Innovacare Health, Shinto worked at several different healthcare companies, including being the Director of MMM of Florida, the CEO of PMC Medicare Choice, Inc., and the CEO of MMM Healthcare. He still holds several of these positions. Shinto also worked at Aveta, Inc. as the CEO until 2012. Shinto was originally trained as an internist and pulmonologist after he attended medical school at the University of New York at Stony Brook. He worked his way up through the ranks and showed early on that he had a knack for being able to work with companies and patients to get them the best care possible. Shinto has served for over 20 years in the managed care sector.
Sitting on Richard Shinto’s right-hand-side at Innovacare Health is Penelope Kokkinides. Kokkinides also worked with Shinto at Aveta, Inc. where she served as the COO until 2012. Before that, she was also involved in other roles at Touchstone Health working with HMOs. Kokkinides has over 15 years of experience working with managed health and insurance plans, and she has shown her worth in her first few years at Innovacare. In a recent interview with Ideamensch, Kokkinides explained that it is important to have a team behind you, and in order to grow your business you have to have an organized and structured approach. It is clear that with a management team like Shinto and Kokkinides, Innovacare Health is in good hands.
Richard Liu Qiangdong is the founder and CEO of JD.com, one of the largest online retail stores in China. His parents ran a transport business on the canal and for some time he worked there. The business did not do very well and therefore his family was poor. When his grandmother who had brought him up ell sick they could not afford to pay for her medical care. Richard Liu went to university in Beijing where being of an entrepreneurial mindset he established a restaurant business which unfortunately collapsed.
After graduation, his grandmother was sick and since his family could not afford to pay for her treatment he needed to start working in order to help her. Richard Liu explains that at the time many young graduates leaving the university were interested in working in the civil service, he did not want to do that so he started physical retail stores. These retail stores were the beginning of JD.com in 1998 and became fully online in 2004. The shift was occasioned by the SARS epidemic in 2002 and one of the store’s managers suggested selling online.
Today, Jingdong’s logistical network has grown to cover even the most remote parts of China. Richard Liu Qiangdong pointed out that 57% of deliveries take place within 6 hours and 97% is done within 20 hours. This does not only apply to people living within the cities but also those living in a remote area. JD.com delivers all over the world including cities like Paris, New York and London, regrettably delivery takes up to 15 days as their global network is a work in progress.
According to Richard Liu Jingdong plans to expand by first bringing into China the best products from all over the world. Secondly, they will expand into the rest of Asia, then the Middle East, Europe and America. This Richard Liu Qiangdong hopes to achieve through both growing the business and acquisitions.
About Richard Liu
Richard Liu is the Founder and CEO of JD.com. He attended Renmin University of China from where he received his sociology degree.