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Editor's Note

PRESIDENT AND CEO

Inspiring
Stories

Gary Shapiro

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Jean Foster

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Cindy Loffler Stevens
MANAGING EDITOR

Mark Chisholm

We are living in extraordinary times. COVID-19 is raging
across the globe and many of us are in lock down and
working from home. In this issue we highlight some of the
work that CTA member companies and others are doing to
reduce the impact of the coronavirus and slow its progress.
These products, services and technologies are helping to
connect, inform and entertain people all around the world.

 A

s the COVID-19 virus
wreaks havoc with the
health care system, telemedicine is bridging the
gap between people, physicians and
health systems, enabling everyone to
stay at home and communicate with
physicians through virtual channels.
This is helping to reduce the spread
of the virus to others including the
medical staff on the frontlines. Our
cover story profiles Doctor on
Demand's CEO Hill Ferguson, who is
directing an army of doctors to combat the virus via telemedicine. During
this global pandemic, telemedicine is
rising as an effective and sustainable
solution for prevention and treatment
to halt the disease from spreading.
Tech companies are rising to the
challenge of supplying ventilators,
masks, gowns and other supplies
needed by the medical community.
We are inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of these companies that
want to make a difference and we
have captured some of their stories
of hope in this issue.
As the health crisis accelerated in
the U.S., CTA Research conducted
several studies observing business
impacts and analyzing consumer
behavior. CTA's Consumer Technology
Industry Update: COVID-19 Effects
(March 4) and the Coronavirus
Member Impact Study (March 18)
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examine these topics. The findings
from these reports are in Market Beat,
with a snapshot of the research in
Stats & Facts. We also look at quantum computing. At some point,
researchers will be able to use quantum computing to predict and confront future health crises before the
disease gains a beachhead.
In our feature story, we look at how
companies have stepped up to connect us as we remotely work at home
and students connect to their schools
via video services. But during this
stressful time, we also need to unwind.
And tech companies are bringing
streaming content to help us relax in
this tense environment. Video streaming from multiple platforms is keeping
consumers entertained while they
must stay indoors and social distance. I
know I have been binging on videos
myself, helping alleviate the monotony
of staying in my house.
I hope each of you stay safe and
healthy as we collectively move
through this difficult time. And hopefully, we will emerge having learned
some new skills. Please send comments to: cstevens@CTA.tech.

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EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS

Gary Arlen, Alan Breznick, Robert Calem,
John Gaudiosi, Steve Koenig, Natalie Hope McDonald,
Steve Smith, Susan Schreiner, Murray Slovick
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

Kari Aakre, Intel; Dave Arland, Arland Communications;
Sally Washlow, Cedar Electronics; Peter Brinkman, Casio;
Gabriele Collier, HDMI; Kristen Cook, The Marketing Shack;
Danielle Deabler, NPR Labs; John Dunstan, Netgear; Sean Durkin,
Tencent; Bill Kircos, Intel; Bill Leebens, LM&M; Chris Loncto,
Sharp Electronics Corp.; Daniel Pidgeon, Goodman Networks;
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