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March 19th, 11:30am ET

Connecting the Dots with Dynamically Linked Data from Diverse Sources

Responding to new opportunities is a must in today’s competitive landscape. The key ingredient for this is data. Companies that can quickly access and link a variety of data sources in a meaningful way have a significant advantage over those that cannot. In this era of Big Data, most organizations face challenges to the meaningful use of data. Critical information is often described in multiple sources of data. Access is limited by constraints imposed by outdated ways of storing, managing, and analyzing data. Creating a physical repository with all your data – a traditional data warehouse – is costly and slow.

Join our webcast to learn that there is a new, evolutionary alternative –a virtual or logical data warehouse approach that uses semantic technology to present data from multiple sources as if it were within a single place.

When: Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 @ 11:30am ET

Who Should Attend: Business analysts, data analysts, line-of-business managers and information users from organizations of all sizes who are interested in improved access to information.

Information scientists in Pharma, Health Care and Life Sciences may be particularly interested as the example data sources used in the webcast are from these industries.

What You’ll Learn: Join our industry and technical experts to gain insights into:

  • The increasing need for business workers to integrate data from a wide variety of disparate sources (including third party sources) in order to solve their real world problems
  • Why it is no longer necessary (or practical) to replicate data and structure each data mart to answer predefined queries.
  • An agile, extensible way to rapidly bring together and query all your data – from any source and in any format. With this approach you can:
    • Liberate your users to focus on real world problems and discoveries
    • Let the infrastructure to figure out how to query multiple data sources (within and outside your company) and bring information together into a coherent whole.
    • Be able to ask questions that you didn’t know in advance.
    • Make discoveries and gain enhanced perspectives that inform winning decisions


Dr. Charlie Mead

Dr. Charlie Mead

Dr. Charlie Mead has over 35 years of experience in healthcare- and pharma industry-related informatics. He is CoChair of the W3C’s Healthcare and Life Science Semantic Web Working Group. In that role, he has led the education and recent adoption of Semantic Web tools and technologies in both HL7 and CDISC including spearheading discussions around the ability of semantic technologies to support much needed computable semantic interoperability and data/information integration across the multiple domains and contexts. His main focus is addressing those contexts that collectively define the Translational Medicine Continuum –“from bedside to bench and back…and beyond,” clinical care through clinical trials to basic life science research and back at both the individual data instance level as well as the data/meta-data aggregation/population level.

He is currently involved in several projects involving the application of semantic technologies in healthcare including one with the leading European provider of medication-based clinical decision support information, and the US FDA as they explore the value proposition of developing next-generation Therapeutic Efficacy models as the basis for standardizing clinical trial data/meta-data submissions. The latter project is an outgrowth of the CDISC2RDF and FDA:PhUSE (Pharma Users Software Exchange) projects that demonstrated to FDA the potential of semantic representations of submission standards.

Dr. Mead is a trained physician who spent 10 years in clinical practice, and an experienced health informatician with a Masters Degree in Computer Science who brings several decades of hands-on experience in both commercial and government-based healthcare-centric, standards-aware software development.

Jack Spivak

Jack Spivak
Jack Spivak is a semantic solutions architect with TopQuadrant. As a bioengineer and project lead for the TopBraid Insight line of knowledge solutions, Jack brings years of life sciences experience to our TBI team. His varied background in consulting, management, engineering and academia enables him to bring fresh eyes to problems across many disciplines.

Jack also contributes on TopQuadrant’s work with NASA systematizing the communication of quantities and units of measure. and with EPIM facilitating information flow in the North Sea oil and gas industry.