Video Case Study: Contract Semantic Analysis for Financial Services

As part of our info2insight service offering, we recently utilized contract semantic analysis to develop a “contract refinery” for a financial services corporation. Our client  had a massive repository of indexed, scanned documents that would be processed by off-shore document specialists. We stepped in to help them streamline their processes and improve their system for faster and more accurate indexing and search.

In this video, our Big Data Engineer Arpan Bhattacharya discusses the contract semantic analysis and optical character recognition (OCR) techniques our team used to help a major financial services client revamp their contract management repository and processes.

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Video: Leveraging Big Data in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Webinar

Believe that big data holds the key to accelerating R&D in the life sciences and healthcare? You’re not alone. Recently, Knowledgent shared insights into how life sciences and healthcare companies are using big data tools and technologies during a free webinar.  Titled “Leveraging Big Data in the Life Sciences and Healthcare,” the webinar featured thoughts from Justin Sears, Industry Specialist at Hortonworks, Drew Holzapfel, Executive Director from the Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease, and our very own Tom Johnstone and Chris Young.

Missed the webinar? Watch the video recording of the webinar after the jump.

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Want to Know Your Level of Big Data Maturity? Take Our FREE Big Data Maturity Assessment.

We are pleased to announce our new Big Data Maturity Assessment, a free, online assessment that helps CDOs, Data Architects, and other data-focused professionals get the insights they need to accelerate big data development in their organizations. Continue reading Want to Know Your Level of Big Data Maturity? Take Our FREE Big Data Maturity Assessment.

Infographic: 5 Big Data Use Cases With Cross-Industry Impact

This month’s infographic features big data use cases that organizations might find interesting regardless of industry. We decided to focus on industry-agnostic use cases because, based on our experience, some of the best big data innovation happens when organizations look at how the major players in other industries are using big data and think about how they can use similar methods, tools, and/or technologies in their own industries.

Check out the infographic for big data use cases that can be applied in any industry:

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Event Recap: Three Key Takeaways from Bio-IT World

Knowledgent’s Life Sciences team had a great time at Bio-IT World in Boston earlier this month. Bio-IT provides the ideal environment for organizations across the pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT industries to share insights and discuss how emerging technologies are impacting research and development. In fact, our very own Chris Young presented with Drew Holzapfel of the CEOi on the potential of applying big data to finding a cure for Alzheimers. (In case you missed it, you can view the slides from their presentation here.)

With significant changes in both technologies and the R&D landscape, Bio-IT was buzzing with a wealth of new information. Here are three of our key takeaways from the event:

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Free Webinar: Leveraging Big Data in Addressing the Global Alzheimer’s Crisis

Knowledgent, with our partners Hortonworks and the CEOi, are hosting a free webinar titled “Leveraging Big Data in Addressing the Global Alzheimer’s Crisis” on Thursday, May 29 from 12-1pm EST.

This webinar is not just for folks in the life sciences industry. It presents an interesting ideation case study for anyone interested in big data, using datasets from seemingly unrelated fields and sources, or understanding new potential ways to diagnose Alzheimer’s and improve patient care. During the webinar, we’ll discuss how big data analytical disciplines can support the global effort toward identifying key associations – rather than a direct cause – that can help us understand who gets Alzheimer’s, how we treat them, and how we prevent the disease for others by leveraging datasets across life sciences, healthcare, government agencies and academia.

For more information or to register for this free webinar, visit the event page.

 

Slides: Big Data Agenda for Alzheimer’s Presentation from Bio-IT World

Chris Young, Life Sciences Partner with Knowledgent, presented on current efforts to apply big data solutions to support the efforts towards finding a cure, early detection, and care delivery innovations for Alzheimer’s at Bio-IT World at the Seaport World Trade Center earlier this month.

Missed his presentation?  You can still view the slides:

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Q&A: Chris Young on Alzheimer’s and the Big Data Opportunity

Using big data to improve health outcomes has rapidly become a prevalent trend in the healthcare industry; in fact, most healthcare organizations are already doing it. However, the promise of big data has only recently been considered for treating Alzheimer’s.

Chris Young, Life Sciences Partner with Knowledgent, will be presenting on current efforts to apply big data solutions to support the efforts towards finding a cure, early detection, and care delivery innovations for Alzheimer’s at Bio-IT World at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts. His session, “Big Data Agenda to Tackle Alzheimer’s,” will take place in the Vendor Theater on the expo floor on Wednesday, April 30 from 3:20pm – 3:40pm.

Prior to the event, Chris shared his insights on the potential of big data specific to Alzheimer’s:

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Infographic: Offloading “Cold” Data from DW to Hadoop

With the rise of Hadoop, the demise of the data warehouse seemed only a matter of time. Surprisingly (or not), that’s not the case. Instead, organizations are looking to augment their current enterprise data warehousing solutions with the analytics and cheaper storage that Hadoop brings.

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