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Takeda digital transformation continues with trial data platform pact through Seqster

takeda digital transformation continues with trial data platform pact through seqster

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Shortly after announcing plans to transform itself into a digital, “cloud-first” drugmaker, Takeda has extended its agreements with Seqster—a company whose founder describes it as the Mint.com of patient healthcare data.Seqster—pronounced seek-ster—will provide its platform for combining and visualizing individual patient information gathered from electronic health records, genomic profiles and wearable activity trackers. The San Diego-based company will also supply a decision support and clinical research platform for onboarding and obtaining consent from study participants.

“By leveraging Seqster and extending Takeda’s external data and digital collaboration ecosystem, we will have better access to real-world evidence, integrating real-time into our workflows generating powerful data and insights for research and patient services,” said Emir Roach, head of Takeda’s digital partnership and emerging technology efforts.

“Speed to implementation and integration with Takeda’s infrastructure will allow us to activate 12 distinct use cases across our business in a matter of weeks—ultimately, positively impacting patient outcomes,” Roach added.

RELATED: A company that wants to be the Mint.com for health data secures backing from major pharma company

Seqster previously secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Takeda in February in return for access to its longitudinal data platform. In …

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Why freight brokers must stay the course on digital transformation – The Loadstar

why freight brokers must stay the course on digital transformation – the loadstar

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“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” That saying is especially true this year with what companies across all industries, including freight brokers, are experiencing during the pandemic. What are the leaders in the industry doing? Are they hitting the pause button on their digital transformation efforts or accelerating them? What are they focusing on first and how do they prioritise what to work on next? Those are some of the questions discussed, in this article by Adrian Gonzalez at Talking Logistics, with Geoff Turner, Founder and CEO of Choptank, and Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools.

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Digital Transformation | Towards the Next Revolution

digital transformation | towards the next revolution

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The Digital Transformation Virtual Summit 2020 brought together an exciting range of speakers from across the tech industry to share their views on how the world is adapting to digital technologies.
If there has been one lesson from this year, it is that business as usual is no longer viable. Even before the coronavirus outbreak, the growing use of digital technologies meant a radical rethink of organisations and strategies was necessary, both to ensure new technology was properly utilised and that no group was left behind.
Covid-19 has forced companies to deliver digital strategies on a far shorter schedule than they planned, delegates heard, while customer bases and audiences have also evolved.
As such, organisations that understand the ever-changing needs of people and the opportunities offered by new technology will likely prove the most successful.
Crossroads
Session 1 at DT2020 looked at the latest trends brought about by the digital acceleration and how technology can help organisations adapt and recover.
Kicking off with a ministerial address from Scottish Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, we heard how Scotland’s economic recovery from the coronavirus needs to be technology-driven.
She said that the country is currently at a crossroads. With Covid-19 having accelerated the rate …

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Digital Transformation | Towards the Next Revolution

digital transformation | towards the next revolution

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The Digital Transformation Virtual Summit 2020 brought together an exciting range of speakers from across the tech industry to share their views on how the world is adapting to digital technologies.
If there has been one lesson from this year, it is that business as usual is no longer viable. Even before the coronavirus outbreak, the growing use of digital technologies meant a radical rethink of organisations and strategies was necessary, both to ensure new technology was properly utilised and that no group was left behind.
Covid-19 has forced companies to deliver digital strategies on a far shorter schedule than they planned, delegates heard, while customer bases and audiences have also evolved.
As such, organisations that understand the ever-changing needs of people and the opportunities offered by new technology will likely prove the most successful.
Crossroads
Session 1 at DT2020 looked at the latest trends brought about by the digital acceleration and how technology can help organisations adapt and recover.
Kicking off with a ministerial address from Scottish Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, we heard how Scotland’s economic recovery from the coronavirus needs to be technology-driven.
She said that the country is currently at a crossroads. With Covid-19 having accelerated the rate …

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How CIOs Can Nurture a Culture of Digital Transformation – InformationWeek

how cios can nurture a culture of digital transformation – informationweek

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To foster long-term resiliency and workplace innovation, IT leaders must invest in employees’ skills and create an open and inclusive environment where people feel valued.

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As chief information officers rethink how to drive innovation amid uncertainty, many are realizing effective digital transformation requires much more than just implementing new technologies or processes. In fact, in a recent study from Harvard Business Review, having “an organizational culture that doesn’t easily adapt to changing business conditions” was named by IT leaders surveyed as the top reason why digital transformation efforts fail, beating out IT budget constraints and operations backlogs. 
To enact digital transformation that not only secures enterprise adoption but is also embraced by employees at all levels, IT leaders and CIOs need to promote an empowered culture of innovation that enables agility, improved data management and dynamic workflows among different workgroups. After all, who better to engage with and tackle problems than the frontline workers who are living and breathing business process challenges?
Navigating the new ‘business as usual’
Enterprise companies are facing challenges to business continuity and, really, the complete reorganization of all their growth strategies. As a result, executive leaders grappling …

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Call it what you want, digital transformation is still fundamentally human, IFS study finds

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LONDON, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The human factor is widely recognized as an essential component to digital transformation success. In fact, over a quarter (27 percent) of companies acknowledge that despite being key, people are often overlooked when planning and executing transformative projects, according to a research study from global enterprise applications company IFS.The study goes on to identify poor change management as one of the key reasons digital transformation projects fail. When implementing new digital transformation projects, businesses are focused on implementing the key technology and solutions but aren’t considering the importance of staff buy-in and acceptance of the project, which is intrinsically linked to its overall success.When asked about the reasons for failure in past projects, businesses also cited lack of employee engagement among the top four reasons. In addition, respondents named past experiences of low employee buy-in as one of the top two reasons for hesitating to launch new digital transformation projects. This can potentially have a great impact on the overall development of a business, as in times of downturn many believe innovation is the key to business resilience.The broad focus on people-related considerations among companies goes hand in hand with a widely held concern …

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Digital transformation of healthcare in Europe – now or never?

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At the recent European Health Forum Gastein, leaders in the field of digital health discussed Europe’s route to digital transformation in healthcare and how COVID-19 has catalysed much of the progress made in the past year.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that digital health is a vital component of healthcare services and will continue to play a major role in the future to help deliver more effective healthcare for patients.
Featuring EIT Health CEO Jan Phillip-Beck, the Health Forum Gastein panel – ‘Digital transformation of healthcare in Europe – now or never?’ – discussed how Europe can ensure the sustainability of digital healthcare, showcasing innovations from EIT Health and exploring how Europe can build on the momentum fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic to help create improved digital healthcare for all.
Digital transformation of healthcare in Europe
Healthcare systems across Europe have been heading towards digital transformation for the last decade but it has been a slow process. The COVID-19 pandemic has now catalysed the adoption of many digital healthcare applications such as telehealth and remote monitoring.
Speaking on the panel, Julia Hagen, Director Regulatory and Politics at Health Innovation Hub, said: “Digital transformation is something that is driving us at the …

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Transparent, equal dialogue will lead to digital transformation

transparent, equal dialogue will lead to digital transformation

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As the world hopes to put an end to the coronavirus pandemic, the ‘new normal’ will have to deal with the challenges of overcoming the sense of vulnerability and rebuilding confidence in governments, industries and global security.

With challenges come opportunities. Just like everything changed after 9/11 — from increased international security cooperation to stricter travel safety measures — COVID-19 is an opportunity to speed up transformation to a safer, better connected and a more secure world. A world with no place for geopolitical and technological prejudice.

This is especially relevant for Europe, which is undergoing digital transformation and aims to become a global role model for the digital economy. This transformation would require a transparent and equal dialogue, in which quality and technological excellence, not politics, must be the main building blocks.

Nuctech is a global manufacturer of security and inspection equipment of Chinese origin with strong European identity. We develop state-of-the-art equipment in aviation, maritime and road transport, personal screening, urban security and other sectors.

Thanks to Nuctech’s equipment, drug smuggling was recently prevented in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.

Europe is an integral part of Nuctech’s ecosystem. Most of our equipment is manufactured in Warsaw with strong support from …

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2020 Digital Transformation & Cloud Survey: The Future of Enterprise Data | Lexology

2020 digital transformation & cloud survey: the future of enterprise data | lexology

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The need for businesses to be agile, innovative and data savvy to compete and thrive emerges loud and clear, but so, too, do concerns around privacy, security and integration with legacy IT systems.
In its sixth year, Baker McKenzie’s 2020 Digital Transformation & Cloud Survey: The Future of Enterprise Data captures major trends and attitudes toward the use of data through a global lens of respondents in legal, technology and procurement roles, across a large cross-section of major industries.
Some key insights from this year’s survey include:

COVID-19 has impacted the speed of digital transformation. Of those surveyed, 58% across all sectors, who have not yet begun a digital transformation program, now say that the pandemic has accelerated their plans toward digitalization.
There is greater opportunity for monetization with digital transformation. Survey results show that though more than 60% of respondents have moved ahead with a digital transformation program, the way they harness the benefits of new technology differs. Most have done so to become more operationally efficient rather than to use digital transformation to seize new business opportunities and monetize new offerings.
Data privacy and cybersecurity concerns have emerged as drivers to digital transformation, accelerated by COVID-19. Almost half of respondents …

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How to make sure your digital transformation is about winning, not worry and woe

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Boston Consulting Group identified six success factors, including an agile approach to all operations and putting digital natives in leadership roles.

The success score is calculated on the basis of the percentage of predetermined targets met and value created, the percentage of targets met and value created on time, the success relative to other transformations, and the success relative to management’s aspirations for sustainable change.
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Business leaders need to adopt agile principles to increase the chances of success for digital transformation projects, according to new research from Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The four authors of “Flipping the Odds of Digital Transformation Success” found that tech is important, but a company’s organizational structure, operating model, processes, and culture are the determining factor in transformational work. SEE: Tableau business analytics: Tips and tricks (free PDF) (TechRepublic) Four managing directors at BCG used client experience and a global survey of senior executives to identify these six critical success factors: Setting a strategy that covers what, why, and how and defines specific business outcomes. Winning leadership commitment from CEO through middle management. Finding the most capable people to drive the program. Developing an agile governance mindset that is flexible and adaptable. Establishing …

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