Topic: Big Data: Using Cloud-based Solutions for Better Access and Analysis
2nd Annual Merck Global Services IT Symposium, Wednesday, October 10
11:30AM – 12:00PM ET
The amount of available patient information is skyrocketing as electronic health records and input devices increasingly are used to capture data. This presents an opportunity to develop large patient databases that—among other uses—can help accelerate pharmaceutical research and shorten time-to-market for beneficial new drugs.
Unfortunately vast (and growing) amount of data exists in unstructured, semi-structured and other formats that do not lend themselves to traditional relational databases.
The challenge for pharmaceutical companies lies in discovering efficient and effective ways to manage “big data,” taking into account not only a high volume of information, but also the velocity at which it is accumulated, the variety of formats in which it is captured, and its complexity.
During Bob’s presentation, attendees will learn about cloud-based models to aggregate, harmonize, and provide secure access to data that originate from a wide variety of sources and disparate systems. A patient data aggregation and analysis use case will illustrate the ability to:
- Collect data from multiple organizations on a single platform;
- Handle structured, semi-structured and unstructured data (such as images);
- Control individual access rights;
- Offer familiar reporting and analysis functionality;
- And reduce infrastructure, staffing and implementation costs.
About Bob Renner
Bob Renner is one of the founders of Liaison Technologies and the company’s first employee. He played a key role in raising over $100 million in funding for the business and acted as Liaison’s Chief Technology Officer in the company’s startup phase from 2000 – 2002. In 2002, he was appointed the CEO and Chairman of the Board a position he held through 2008.
As the current President, CEO and a member of the Board of Directors, he is responsible for company operations worldwide, corporate strategy and has successfully executed eight corporate acquisitions in the US and Europe. Prior to Liaison, Bob was the head of Electronic Commerce for Georgia-Pacific Corp., one of the world’s largest forest products companies.
He also has over 15 years of information technology experience prior to joining Liaison including holding IT Strategy and Management positions with several leading companies including; the Walt Disney Company, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, and Security Pacific National Bank (now Bank of America). Renner earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Emory University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University (Fullerton).
Liaison Technologies is a global data management and integration company. It provides innovative solutions to integrate, transform, harmonize, manage and secure critical business data on-premise or in the cloud. With a comprehensive array of business-to-business and application-to-application integration and data transformation services, as well as on-premise and cloud-based data security solutions, Liaison’s practitioners implement data management infrastructures adapted to each client’s specific business requirements. Headquartered in Atlanta, Liaison has offices in the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit liaison.opentext.com.
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