Q&A: Mitchell Shuster on Machine Learning Hype vs. Reality

What questions should I be asking to get the most out of my data with machine learning? What are best practices for using machine learning in my organization?

Our own Informationist and Data Scientist Mitchell Shuster will be tackling these questions and more on an IEEE-sponsored round table webinar tomorrow. Titled “The Business Potential of Machine Learning and Cognitive Computing,” this webinar will cover the next phase of machine learning, including deep learning, analytics and cognitive computing. Click here to register for the webinar.

Prior to the webinar, I sat down with Mitchell to talk about the hype and reality around machine learning: Continue reading Q&A: Mitchell Shuster on Machine Learning Hype vs. Reality

Case Study: How a Global BioTech Organization Leveraged RWE to Enhance Commercial and Clinical Operations

Challenges

Our client, a global biotechnology organization, was struggling to perform basic-level analysis and script analysis. They also needed to build patient timelines to understand treatment pathways and disease progression across their product portfolio and areas of interest.

To accomplish these goals, they wanted to use big data analytics to leverage real-world evidence and observational medical outcome information. The insights gleaned from this data would support commercial and clinical operations, medical affairs and, ultimately, expand coverage to drug safety (and resource and learning development). Continue reading Case Study: How a Global BioTech Organization Leveraged RWE to Enhance Commercial and Clinical Operations

Ask the Informationist: 5 “New” Types of Advanced Analytics

Editor’s Note: This week, we’re launching our new series: “Ask the Informationist.” Every month, one of our Informationists will answer relevant and thought-provoking questions on a wide range of topics in data and analytics. Continue reading Ask the Informationist: 5 “New” Types of Advanced Analytics

Knowledgent Cares Raises $2000 to Help Animals in Need

At Knowledgent, we know that giving back to all members of our communities is one of the most important things we can do as we work to improve lives and business through data. That’s why we started Knowledgent Cares, our employee volunteer program.

As part of Knowledgent Cares for Animals, we recently ran donation drives to local animal rescue groups in Boston and New York/New Jersey. We’re proud to announce that, between the two groups, we raised roughly $2000 to help rescue dogs and cats in need. Continue reading Knowledgent Cares Raises $2000 to Help Animals in Need

Thoughts on Project Management: 4 Key Questions for Work Plans

One of the first activities a project manager performs when starting a project is to create a project work plan showing all the activities, dependencies, and durations required for the project to determine when the project will be delivered.  This activity can take as much time as the project manager has and more, so it is important to make sure to focus on what you want out of the project work plan during the creation process. This focus will allow the project manager to determine whether spending more time on figuring out whether creating API #3 will take two weeks or three weeks is important to know. Continue reading Thoughts on Project Management: 4 Key Questions for Work Plans

Informationist Yunguo Yu Authors Paper in eLife Journal

Congratulations to Health and Life Sciences Informationist Yunguo Yu, whose paper was recently published in eLife, the life sciences and biomedical journal.

Co-authored by Dr. Yu, Anita M. Schmid, and Jonathan D. Victor, the paper, titled “Visual processing of informative multipoint correlations arises primarily in V2,” reports a groundbreaking discovery on how our brains compute omnipresent statistical structures in images to form internal representations. The finding details the mechanism by which our brains make sense of the statistical structures in the images that we see in every moment of our daily lives.

This is the first time that a paper not only shows that the brain is capable of processing complex statistical features, but also pinpoints where the processes occur. The work significantly advances our understanding of how visual information is captured and processed in the complex organ.

eLife Sciences is a unique, non-profit collaboration between the funders and practitioners of research to improve the way important results are presented and shared. The open-access eLife journal publishes outstanding research in the life sciences and biomedicine, from the most fundamental and theoretical work, through to translational, applied, and clinical research.

Click here to read the full paper.

New White Paper: Big Data Analytics in Life Sciences and Healthcare

With the rise of big data, more organizations in the life sciences and healthcare industries are looking to understand how they can gain critical business insights through their data.  To help these organizations learn how they can use big data analytics for key medical and healthcare functions, we developed our most recent white paper. Continue reading New White Paper: Big Data Analytics in Life Sciences and Healthcare

Knowledgent’s Data Lake White Paper Cited in Information Management’s Data Lakes Guide

We’re thrilled that our white paper on data lake design was cited in the “Data Lakes Guide: 10 Requirements for Success” slideshow published by Information Management. Titled “How to Design a Successful Data Lake,” Knowledgent’s white paper covers current data warehouse challenges and characteristics of a successful data lake implementation. Continue reading Knowledgent’s Data Lake White Paper Cited in Information Management’s Data Lakes Guide

Our Can’t-Miss Concerts of the Summer

Along with a deep love of summer reading, many of our Informationists live for summer concerts. Whether it’s a large gathering at an outdoor amphitheater or an intimate set at a night club, our Informationists have a great time rocking out to their favorite artists.  It also helps that the New Jersey/New York area is home to several excellent concert venues!

Here are a few of the concerts our Informationists are excited for this summer: Continue reading Our Can’t-Miss Concerts of the Summer