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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.

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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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Guiide raises investment to create tailored pensions – UKTN (UK Tech News)

guiide raises investment to create tailored pensions – uktn (uk tech news)

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Scottish fintech Guiide has raised an undisclosed round of investment to help people create tailored pension plans that will work with them throughout their life, and maximise their eventual earnings come retirement. 
The startup was created by Kevin Holister to help everyone receive free, impartial support when organising pension plans, allowing them to create their own tailored plan that will suit their unique needs. A free pension calculator does all the hard parts for the user, building a retirement plan which includes everything the consumer wishes to use, works out the most tax efficient way to do it, and letting them test and track any plan over time.
With the introduction of the 2015 Pensions Freedoms Act, people over the age of 55 were afforded complete control over their pensions.
With financial advice being costly, and free support typically hard to come by, an advice gap was formed in which people were left without an understanding of pensions, but a notion that they must be able to get better rates elsewhere.
As a result of this people began trying to control their own pensions, believing they could secure better rates. However they did this without fully understanding what they were getting into, …

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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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Elixirr acquires digital marketing firm Coast Digital

elixirr acquires digital marketing firm coast digital

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In another milestone since its public listing, Elixirr has acquired Coast Digital, expanding its digital marketing and design capabilities. 
“I’m thrilled to welcome Coast Digital to the Elixirr team,” said Stephen Newton, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Elixirr. “This marks the next step in our ambitious growth plans and enables us to support clients in all aspects of digital marketing – something more important than ever in the current market.” 
A digital presence was already one of the top priorities for executives across industries pre-Covid-19, and its importance has since taken off as organisations seek to digitise their client/consumer services to meet changing customer demands, while digitising their own operations to provide a seamless experience.

Elixirr’s digital marketing and creative practice focuses on supporting clients with their digital aspirations, from developing marketing strategies and improving processes and capabilities, to creative services such as design-led website/app blueprints and the development of solutions.
This expansion builds on the 2017 acquisition of Den Creative, and now sees Coast Digital’s UK based team of around 50 designers, marketers, creatives, communications and digital experts join its ranks. Founded in 2002 by James Frost and led by CEO David Wharram, Coast Digital is …

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Boost your PageSpeed Insights score to improve the speed of your website

boost your pagespeed insights score to improve the speed of your website

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Tools like PageSpeed Insights (PSI) and Lighthouse can be valuable for monitoring the performance of your sites. But why do you need them? When you’re building a modern web experience, it’s important to measure, optimise and monitor if you’re to get fast and stay fast. Performance plays a significant role in the success of any site, as high-performing sites engage and retain users better than poorly-performing ones. In this article, Addy Osmani, who manages the Web Developer Insights team in Chrome, is going to talk about the best thing since sliced bread: performance measurement and how these tools can help you to improve your website.Need some new kit? Check out our pick of web design tools and top laptops for programming.Lighthouse offers a comprehensive set of performance opportunities and the time saved by implementing each optimisation. You can find it in the Chrome DevTools Audits panel and in PageSpeed Insights.PageSpeed Insights reports on the performance of a page on mobile and desktop devices and provides suggestions on how that page may be improved.PSI provides both ‘lab’ (Lighthouse) and ‘field’ data about a page. Lab datais useful for debugging performance issues, as it is collected in a …

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