In this talk Yali Friedman presents two recent products, with a strong emphasis on the publishing-related considerations.
Firstly, Yali will be present Scientific American Worldview, a global biotechnology ranking he developed six years ago and has managed since. The primary challenges in developing Worldview have been ensuring that the product is accessible to a general audience and that it delivers actionable guidance to countries at all levels of development.
The second project Yali will present is PatentStat.com, a new website dedicated to increasing transparency in patent prosecution. PatentStat ranks patent attorneys and law firms in 33 technology areas, and profiles patent examiners. The primary challenges in developing PatentStat have been reducing the multi-terabyte United States patent database into a focused dataset amenable to manipulation on commodity hardware and, once again, ensuring the product is accessible to a general audience by actionable and relevant to an advanced audience.
Yali Friedman is head of data analytics for Scientific American Custom Media and has been independently publishing on the business of biotechnology for over a decade. He also holds a doctorate in biochemistry from a previous life.