BioNav Data Viz Hack: Seeing Expert Connections

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Aim of Hack: Develop a meaningful way to visualize connections between experts in biopharma.

When: Tuesday March 23rd, 7:00pm

What we are hacking:

Expert System will present the Biopharma Navigator, a Competitive Intelligence tool used by small biotechs to big pharmaceutical companies, biomedical universities, and medical research institutes. The tool helps these organizations in making smarter decisions… faster!

We will concentrate on the “Expert Identification” feature: Who is doing What, Where, and When and the relationship among different experts: Who is working with Whom? We currently visualize expert relationships via collaboration Network. However; we need your expertise and creativity to make this visualization more attractive (yet informative).

Biopharma Navigator stays up-to-date on leading experts by mining, extracting and linking information from multiple data sources such as Clinical trials, Medline Publications, USPTO Patents, and NIH Funded Grants. We have about 10 million experts in our repository and it is growing on a daily basis.


Who’s Talking:

Archna Bhandari is Vice President of Data and Analytics at Expert System. She brings over 20 years of experience in applying emerging technologies in the biomedical domain. A thought leader in new technology implementation, she sits at the intersection of research and innovation, applying her depth of knowledge and engineering experience to achieve breakthrough results.

Prior to joining Expert System, Archna played a critical role in evaluating and deploying new information technology, data analytics and visualization, and knowledge management methodologies to help support high profile and complex biomedical portfolio analyses activities for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). More specifically, Archna played a key role in the successful design and deployment of the NIH Research, Condition and Disease Categorization (RCDC) project. RCDC ( ) provides consistent and transparent information to the public and Congress about NIH research in response to the “NIH 2006 Reauthorization bill – Sec.402 B. Electronic coding of grants and activities.”

Archna graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science.

John Paty is Vice President, Science and Health at Expert System, leveraging artificial intelligence and cognitive computing to unlock information from unstructured content; using unique business intelligence tools that convert information into actionable knowledge for faster, smarter decisions. John’s current focus is on life sciences, medical sectors and scientific-centric industrials, but have also managed corporate relationships with financial, insurance and major international organizations/key government agencies. John has a proven track record of building ROI models and presentations that resonant with C-Suite decision makers and navigating multi-layer/player procurement processes.