Ron Galloway

Wal-Mart & The Future Of Health Care

Ron Galloway is the director of the films Why Wal-Mart Works and Rethinking PowerPoint, and is producer of the PBS World War II film Oflag 64: A P.O.W. Odyssey. Galloway also writes his own Wal-Mart blog, where he discusses why Wal-Mart works and why it doesn't.

Galloway is a conservative columnist for the Huffington Post and is currently at work on his new book, Social Money. A frequent public speaker, his presentations include a variety of business topics, notably regarding Wal-Mart and innovations in business technology.

Ron Galloway is a graduate of Georgia Tech and was an investment advisor and analyst for nearly 20 years. In a feat of optimal timing, he retired from investments in 2004.

Ron Galloway has been featured on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC's World News Tonight, and The Daily Show. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and New Yorker magazine.

See Below for Full Bio

  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Trends, Future, Healthcare

  • Travels From:

    Georgia

  • Price:

    $5,000 - $7,500

    Notes on Fees

  • Videos
  • Full Bio
  • Speech Topics
  • Books
  • Testimonials
  • News

Ron Galloway Speaking

Ron Galloway

Ron Galloway is the director of the films Why Wal-Mart Works and Rethinking PowerPoint, and is producer of the PBS World War II film Oflag 64: A P.O.W. Odyssey. Galloway also writes his own Wal-Mart blog, where he discusses why Wal-Mart works and why it doesn't.

Galloway is a conservative columnist for the Huffington Post and is currently at work on his new book, Social Money. A frequent public speaker, his presentations include a variety of business topics, notably regarding Wal-Mart and innovations in business technology.

Ron Galloway is a graduate of Georgia Tech and was an investment advisor and analyst for nearly 20 years. In a feat of optimal timing, he retired from investments in 2004.

Ron Galloway has been featured on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC's World News Tonight, and The Daily Show. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and New Yorker magazine.

Wal-Mart & The Future Of Health Care

From in-store health care clinics to eyeglasses, from flu shots to urgent care, Wal-Mart has its designs on leveraging its 4000 stores into the largest force in American healthcare. How does this affect you and your industry? What are their motivations?

In 10 short years Wal-Mart become the second largest force in optometry. Their $4 prescription plan changed the face of the prescription industry.

Will Wal-Mart become the largest referral source in medicine through their 2000 planned retail health clinics? Will Wal-Mart "Mom and Pop" certain specialties into economic hardship? How will Wal-Mart's plans for Electronic Health Records (EHR) affect physician providers?

Ron's one-hour presentation "Wal-Mart & The Future of Healthcare" addresses these questions and more as you are compelled to face a new competitive force on the horizon.

Trends In Electronic Medical Records

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) is one of the areas of most intense interest in healthcare this year, due in large part to attention paid to it by the new administration. Nearly $19 billion in tax inventives are being directed to EMR adoption by hospitals and physicians.

In this presentation, Ron takes a look at 3 trends that are converging to dramatically affect this area of intense interest. First is the emergence of open source standards (OSS) in EMR software. Companies such as Microsoft and other software vendors are pushing proprietary formats for records, the analogy being the ".doc" standard in word processing. Open source advocates, including Google, are pushing for a single open standard for EMR files. Billions of dollars are at stake. Who has the advantage? Will the VA's Vista format prevail?

The second major trend in EMR is the reconciliation of privacy standards as regards the individual records themselves. How does HIPAA apply? How do individual state regulations inhibit or help the adoption of EMR? Who owns the records themselves? Are they the intellectual property of the hospital, physician, or patient? As Personal Health Records (PHR), as inplemented by Google and Dossia, increase in popularity will there be a conflict between PHR's and EMR's?

Finally, Ron will examine the role of semantics, or "tagging" of information contained in the records, and the huge part this overlooked component of EMR 2.0 will play in the coherence of EMRs, and the reason why tagging may ultimately be the driving factor in the growth of the EMR industry.

Future Money: Virtual Currencies & Payment Systems

Money is a medium of exchange. The exchange is still taking place but the “mediums” are rapidly changing. From stored value cards, to mobile device payments systems, the very nature of money is changing. The “QQ’” a virtual currency in China, is so popular it is having an effect on the money supply. A $195 million dollar bank run occurred inside a video game. Google, Paypal, and Amazon want to be your wallet. Ron examines these new forms of “Future money” and assesses their impact on our financial system.

Boxed In: Competitive Threats to Financial Services Firms

From Wal-Mart to Google, Paypal to Amazon, more and more businesses are leveraging information technology and distribution to enter the retail financial services industry.Assets are the name of the game in financial services, and there is increased pressure as financial service firms, "non-bank" banks, and now retailers are leveraging their existing distribution "footprints" to grab more of the pie.

For example, if just 5% of the people who walk into one of Wal-Mart's 4000 stores in one week opened a $3000 deposit account in a "Wal-Mart Bank," the company would raise $22 billion that week alone. Wal-Mart withdrew their ILC application, but GMAC, Merrill Lynch, and Target all have ILCs. The assets of all ILCs chartered in Utah are 12 times the assets of all Utah banks, S&L's and credit unions combined.

Meanwhile, Paypal and Google have developed payment systems that do a complete end-around the traditional banking system. All the while hedge funds use their huge, unregulated pools of capital to draw assets away from banking.

Find out how you can compete with the overwhelming distribution and resources of these emerging threats in this presentation.

No Testimonials Found For this Speaker!
No News Found For this Speaker!
X

FIND A SPEAKER

TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials
  • We truly appreciate the excellent support and attention to detail we have received from Executive Speakers Bureau.  They have provided us with so...
    IBM
  • I’ve used the services of a number of speakers bureaus in the past. However, my current experience working with the Executive Speakers Bureau ha...
    Intel
  • "Richard, Your ability to put me in front of just the right group again and again, is nothing short of amazing. You work your tail off, you sweat the ...
    Alan Hobson
  • "My mind was very much at ease knowing that Jack Uldrich was so well prepped.  I will definitely use your agency again."  
    EAIE
  • "I will be sure that all involved know what a wonderful resource you have been. The universe smiled on me when I discovered Executive Speakers and you...
    Ocala Eye
  • "Everyone loved Bob and he was so nice on site. Thank you for all you did. The process was so easy and we will definitely work with you again next yea...
    NBC
  • "Let me just say again, what a pleasure it is to work with you and ESB. You really make it harder for others to reach the bar."
    ASTD
  • "WOW, is all I have to say and thank you!  Our event was a huge success and you never steer me wrong, both David Cottrell and Ryan Estis were exc...
    ICMI
  • The event was EASY Cake! and it went over very very well.  Thank you so much for the help and organization, it made my life very easy. 
    Boys & Girls Club
  • "I LOVE this list that you sent me! I emailed several different places on Tuesday an...
    CoreLogic
  • The Nebraska Hospital Association along with numerous other state hospital associations have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Executive Speak...
    The Nebraska Hospital Association
  • Angela, you & your team have my endorsement for making Memphis events successful. People should use you to plan their next event.
  • "We not only went 3 for 3 but I'd say they were all home runs! Thanks for your help on the speakers. It was a key and very positive component of our c...
    Chem-Dry
  • As always, you deliver excellent service. Thanks!
    Camden National Bank
  • "I wanted to share with you feedback of my experience in working with Executive Speakers Bureau.. Very responsive and detail oriented.  When I wa...
    Amdocs
  • "I want to thank you for helping with our Principals Day event. Marshall Goldsmith was excellent. Not only is Marshall the consummate professional, be...
    Burns & McDonnell
  • I want to thank you for all of your assistance you and Jenny were wonderful. If it had not been for you sending me suggestions I would not have found ...
    West Virginia Tourism
  • “Thank you guys it was a pleasure working with you.... You made the whole process easy. Thanks again”
    CableNation
  • "The group that I work with to obtain all of my keynote speakers is Executive Speakers Bureau and I can tell you that I don’t like working with ...
    Indiana Youth Institute
  • "We loved our speakers. Thanks to you and your team for your outstanding service and thank you for your patience!"

    National Association of the Blind
  • Thanks to Richard and Jo for all the coordination. Another homerun from Executive Speakers Bureau!  
    Wisconsin Hospital Association
  • "OMG Richard! As always you make me look like a rock star. Every single speaker we selected hit it out of the park. Thank you again. Can't even say wh...
    Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Assn.
  • "You made my job so much easier! You are the only bureau I will use."     
    Sigma Systems
  • Mr. Schelp you are a Rock Star! Thank you!!!  Deal #7 is done and more to come!
  • "Thank you so much for all your help in putting this together on such short notice. I will definitely use your services again in the future."
    Applied Materials
  • Bridgeworks was awesome!!! Great feedback from all!! Thanks for all of your collaboration and positive we'll use you in the future.  
    Johnson & Johnson
  • "Your tenacity and persistence in staying in touch with us is a model example of good salesmanship and partnering.  I will be using you as an exa...
    Schneider Electric
  • You ladies really are the BEST!  After this event I am going to be on the hunt for keynote speakers in May.  I really want to work with you ...
    ICMI
  • Thanks to you, Jo and the rest of your team.  You are the BEST.  Knowing you are behind a speaker allows us the luxury of concentrating on o...
    Ohio Hospital Association
  • We could not have done it without you.  Thank you for the outstanding suggestions.  The speakers were by far the best we have ever had.
    FedEx
  • Thank you to both of you for everything surrounding Mr. Will as our special guest. I suspect, soon, I will be in touch regarding our next event. 
    Oxford Financial
  • "I appreciate your recommendations.  In addition, you are always a pleasure to work with and understand the pains of an over worked meeting plann...
    Milliman
  • "Thanks to you and Jo for all your efforts.  Connie Podesta and Roger Dow were great!"   
    National Apartment Association
  • "My entire team has enjoyed the experience of working with you and ESB more than words can express. Everything was handled in a professional and timel...
    Cregger Company
  • Everything went really well and we really enjoyed having Jack Uldrich as our speaker!  He was entertaining and funny and provided great examples....
    Novo Nordisk
  • Our bank has held an annual business and economic conference for the past 9 years.  We have worked with Executive Speakers every year and I have ...
    First Midwest Bank
  • "As I mentioned before, your engagement model was incredibly easy to work with, and I know we came to you on short notice!  I would highly recomm...
    Capitol One
Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call us to discuss how we can help find the right speaker for your organization.

Get Ideas in 2 Hours or Less

Please fill in information below

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in two hours or less.


Privacy by SafeSubscribeSM