Yegii’s survey on Ebola finds a global leadership and investment gap

WELLESLEY, MA, USA – January 25, 2015-- -- Yegii Inc., the insight network, just concluded an Ebola attitude survey of 800 respondents from the US, Europe and Asia. The survey confirms the public does not feel well informed, will spend less time with Africans in the next 12 months, and feels that an effective treatment to cure Ebola exists. With this survey, Yegii.com, which provides technology expertise on demand, also announces the results of a three month study, a report entitled: Global disaster readiness 2.0: Lessons from Ebola, just sent to governments, health care executives and donors around the world, and freely available online at Yegii.com.
“At Yegii, we’re tapping into spare brain capacity wherever it resides. Ebola has proved to be a challenge to our expertise on demand model, simply because few considered themselves truly expert on the matter, but we needed to take it on, as we saw lacking global awareness of Ebola’s magnitude.” Trond Undheim, Founder, Yegii, Inc.
"Our response to Ebola has been largely reactive, ill-informed and inefficient. Despite having the human capital, technology and financial resources available, there was no plan in place as evidenced by the lack of execution and unnecessary deaths. This will not be the last epidemic - a global disaster agency with regionally distributed, rapid response units is needed. ” said Christopher Collins, head of the Boston office at ECG Management Consultants, a national healthcare consulting firm, and a Yegii Advisory Board member.
Yegii is an insight network that provides technology expertise on demand, where companies and professionals meet to tackle challenging business issues across all domains, from life sciences to energy to finance. Yegii is building a network of networks of people who know something about technology, policy or business. Registering at Yegii.com as an Expert, Client, or Publisher allows you access to a community of knowledge professionals as well as the ability to get consulting advice, compete for projects, share insight, and engage online to improve your Yegii score. Your Yegii score is a compilation of points earned that measures your professional reputation, your assessment of knowledge assets, and peer review.

Yegii’s 2015 Ebola Survey: http://yegii.com/content/yegii-white-papers

Yegii’s 2015 Expert report “Global disaster readiness 2.0: Lessons from Ebola”, http://yegii.com/asset/yegiis-ebola-study-global-disaster-readiness-20-lessons-ebola-3765, based on the healthcare challenge: Eradicating Ebola in 100 days: http://yegii.com/challenge/eradicating-ebola-100-days-1774

Ongoing technology challenge: Predicting the future of Internet use: http://yegii.com/challenge/predicting-future-internet-use-335

New report: The impact of crypto currencies on Banks: http://yegii.com/content/new-report-impact-cryptocurrencies-banks-2014

Fortune.com: Ebola – The dark side of globalization: http://fortune.com/2014/10/20/why-ebola-mirrors-the-dark-side-of-globalization/

Boston Globe: From MIT, crowdsourcing a response to Ebola: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/11/12/from-mit-crowdsourcing-response-ebola/2FJZ6fpqAR7zoYr18MPPGL/story.html

### ABOUT YEGII INC. Yegii is an insight network that provides technology expertise on demand, and where companies and professionals meet to tackle challenging business issues across all domains, from life sciences to energy to finance. Yegii is shaping the way people will interact with knowledge online by allowing them to focus only on the facts that matter. Yegii is headquartered in Wellesley, MA, and was beta launched in March 2014 by Dr. Trond Undheim, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management. The team behind Yegii has led change projects at Oracle corp., Fidelity, Bertelsmann, Random House, The White House, the European Union, and MIT. Yegii's Advisory Board includes a US Air Force General, as well as executives in tech, finance, and healthcare. Yegii's growing expert network counts CEOs, PhDs, and industry professionals with 10+ years’ experience across industries. More information is available at: http://yegii.com/

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