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Women and Data Science

It is well-known that there are far fewer women techies and those that do choose work in tech, somehow avoid data science. Archana Iyer discusses the merits of having more women in the field of data science and presents some reasons why she feels that women’s innate temperament is highly suited to data science.

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Using Real World Evidence to Drive Affordability of Specialty Drugs

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How can specialty drug manufacturers drive affordability using RWE analytics? Real World Evidence (RWE) is fast becoming a key differentiator in the crowded and competitive pharmaceutical landscape, and more so in the specialty drug segment. RWE refers to the evidence and insights gained from the observation of clinical outcomes in “real world” practice settings. The…

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Webinar: Real World Analytics – Saama Data Science in Action

Harnath Gnana, Sajan Khosla

Date: Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 Time: 11am PST/2pm EST Speaker: Haranath Gnana & Sajan Khosla Join Saama as we present the perspective on how the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry is dealing with the Real World Evidence challenges. We’ll share some of our Real World Analytics Solution success stories covering how we helped clients leverage…

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If Big Data were to become consumer friendly, would we still need data scientists?

By Rajeev Dadia, Chief Customer Officer, Saama Technologies Inc. The answer is: Yes. Here’s why. While you may not need data scientists to harness big data, you do need them to understand it, and more importantly, to use it along with statistical and modeling techniques to better answer business questions. Data scientists have been characterized as computer scientists that can tell the story of data by using business understanding, statistics,…

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Big Data and Data Science – is this hype?

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Big Data is one of those heavily abused technology terms today.  It’s become a catch-all phrase used to fit any data related problem into.  When the pundits defined the traits of Big Data and articulated the 3Vs, Volume, Velocity and Variety, little did we realize that the lack of clarity on whether it had to…

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Big Data – Is it Old Wine in a New Bottle?

(Editors note: Author Haranath Gnana is a Practice Area Leader at Saama Technologies) B-eye Network published this article regarding the repackaging and revisions of Big Data from a platform agnostic perspective. Key points in this revival are the advancements in technology that have significantly lowered the cost for IT departments and the ever increasing challenge…

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Can a Social GRC Strategy Accelerate Business Performance

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ISACA (an international professional association focused on IT Governance recently published an article written by Saama’s CSO, Sagar Anisingaraju that discuss the next generation Social GRC, the advent of big data and the ubiquitous nature of data pervading all walks of life, including “wearables, driveables, flyables and scannables” (Mary Meeker, KPCB), as redefining the GRC…

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Who is a Data Scientist?

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Saama Technologies MATH IS MY PLAYGROUND. AS A CHILD, I LOVED LEGOS (I STILL DO). THE CUBE OR KAGGLE IS BUT A MERE CHALLENGE FOR ME AND TESLA IS ONE OF MY HEROS. I AM DRIVEN, FASCINATED BY DERIVING FACTS FROM THE UNKNOWN. I TURN EXECUTIVES INTO DECISION SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS. I HAVE BEEN CALLED THE…

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What you need to know about Hadoop Hardware

Hadoop is the Southwest Airlines of storage technology.  Like Southwest Airlines with its one type of aircraft, no-frills approach, offering a scalable low cost option, Hadoop has a basic store, sort and group capability, scales through standardization on commodity hardware, and offers a low-cost, scalable alternative to highly specialized data appliances.   Hadoop has multiple levels of redundancy (duplication of…

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