Systematic is part of Big Data Project in Denmark

Private and public organizations are joining forces, as they take on the challenge of utilizing the vast amount of data collected in the healthcare sector, among other places, and Systematic is part of this project.

19 February 2016

A new partnership between public and private organizations in Denmark, including Systematic and several Universities, is looking into the possibilities of utilizing the vast amount of data being collected by IT systems every day. The Big Data project has been established with the purpose of finding a way to optimally utilize all the data that various sectors and systems collect about people. For instance, the healthcare sectors collect great amounts of data about citizens every day; e.g. data about health conditions, work environments, treatment processes, etc. All of this data is often part of the normal work procedures in the healthcare sectors and is therefore collected without being used for a higher purpose than to gain insights into the individual citizen.

Therefore, there is great potential in all of this data to benefit more than just the individual, as big data hypothetically can generate information about a variety of relations e.g. between lifestyles and diseases, work environments and likelihood of certain illnesses, etc.

If we become able to utilize the data collected, we might be able to gain new knowledge and thereby e.g. optimize treatment processes at hospitals. The data is being collected no matter what. It is simply a matter of finding a way to utilize it in the best and most considerate way.

The Project

The vision for the project is to have a cross-sectional partnership that puts focus on world-class computer science Big Data analysis research and innovation. With this focus, the partnership will, hopefully, be able to identify and make use of opportunities in domains of interest and importance to Danish businesses and the general society.

Big Data Key

The goal of the project is two-fold. The first objective is to design and make specific products and services regarding Big Data. The second objective is to establish a coherent, efficient and usable set of overall techniques and tools for tagging and analysing Big Data. Thus, there is a wish incorporated into the partnership concerning the creation of standards for how to work with and process Big Data.

Systematic’s Role

For Systematic, the project holds two major factors of interest. The first key interest point is the ability to take part in shaping the future understanding and use of Big Data models. In order to reach the goals of the project, standards for utilization of Big Data must be created, and Systematic is happy to be part of the creation process, thereby influencing the Big Data models of the future.

The second factor that is interesting for Systematic about the project is the ability to assist and play a part in the use of Big Data in healthcare sectors. By providing the project with insight from the field of healthcare, Systematic will be a key partner in making sure that Big Data benefits actors in and around the healthcare sectors.

Systematic provides the project and partnership with in-depth knowledge of both the healthcare domain and the IT domain in general, as software solutions are at the core of the business.

 

To find the press release about the project sent out by the Alexandra Institute, click here (in Danish)

Here you can read Version2’s article about the project (in Danish)

And here is the story from Computerworld’s website (in Danish)