Gabe Glynn Interviewed - on Iowa, Manufacturing, and Sending More People Home From Work Safely
April 5, 2018
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Today’s guest is Gabe Glynn (youtube, mp3), co-founder and CEO of MakuSafe and host of the Advanced Manufacturing Podcast. Gabe’s company is a technology startup designing wearable sensors to dramatically improve workplace safety in manufacturing. Here is Gabe on the mission of MakuSafe:
Gabe is an excellent example of someone with a product that is awesome for insurance but really has very little to do with insurance itself.
David Wright: I like to think about Innovation and insurance as there actually is no such a thing as Innovation in insurance, there is only Innovation in risk management. People in the insurance industry I think get distracted little bit by what they do every day which is insurance and they forget that the social value of what we’re doing is is insulating people from risk and the only way to really affect insurance is to affect the risk
Gabe Glynn: yeah to your point when we started this journey it wasn’t about insurance for us it was about how do we how do we make sure that the environment these people are working in is it is a safe and productive as it can possibly be.
We cover a lot of ground in our conversation, including the culture of manufacturing, why unemployment is so low in Iowa and, of course, how to spot shoplifter.
MākuSafe was formed by a powerful team of software, hardware and data engineers in an effort to prove that workplaces around the globe can be made safer by gathering environmental data around workers WHILE they work. Using analytics and machine learning technology we can turn that data into predictors so that accidents can be stopped before they happen.