How Business is Benefiting from the Democratization of Analytics

His firm, which recently issued a white paper titled The Democratization of Analytics, provides analytics, digital and global sourcing advisory services to the healthcare sector.

The Damo Consulting white paper points to the increased availability of complex analytical tools which allow businesses to collect and process information. It also poses the question are we all turning into data scientists?

The availability of increased certain data is a development that would have been unthinkable a few years ago – either because of the prohibitive costs of computing capacity, or the lack of access to advanced analytics tools. Thats no longer a problem today though, thanks to falling costs of hardware and software, and also open source tools such as R and Python.

Cloud services available on Amazon, Google and Microsoft have also made it simpler to access complex analytical tools on cheap computing capacity in many cases, a feat which would have been deemed impossible just a few years ago.

Meanwhile, learning tools available via YouTube videos and Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC) provide users with step-by-step knowledge to utilize the software in the first place.

Padmanabhan said: Advanced analytics and machine learning have shifted from CIOs and specialized units and are becoming pervasive across businesses. The envelope will get pushed even further in the coming year and advanced analytics capabilities will be available to users at a fraction of todays costs.

He went on to say that he believed the whole analytics democratization process was driven by four main factors. These were:

companies placing an increased importance on analysis for general business growth
reduction in costs for data storage and processing
more emphasis and results in software innovation
a lack of data scientists (individuals capable of making sense of data)

Larry Boyer, co-author of the white paper, also referred to the openness of larger research companies and academic institutions to share data. The Mayo Clinic, for instance, today makes algorithms available for health enterprises with the result that it can lead to better health outcomes for patients.

He added: In many ways the evolution of data technology is turning us all into scientists. Wearable technologies provide us with an immediate look at our health habits and monitoring of trends, allowing us to make decisions and course corrections the right way. The technology is practically effortless. The same is true for businesses and government agencies. It is far easier to examine work processes and identify and fix problems early.

Meanwhile, the white paper points to privacy considerations concerning the use of data, particularly in relation to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. It also throws a word of caution to companies relying too much on analytical tools, insisting that they will continue to need expert individuals skilled in interpreting and applying the analysis.

More observations on the advancement and wider availability of Big Data, particularly in relation to healthcare, can be found in The Democratization of Analytics – are we all turning into data scientists? This is available to download free on the company website

Note to editors

Damo Consulting Inc is an advanced analytics, digital solutions and global sourcing advisory firm focused on the healthcare sector. They assist large healthcare companies and technology firms with big data advanced analytics strategies, digital health transformation and global sourcing.

Join us for an exclusive event showcasing our latest insights and dealer best practices to improve your business. A networking lunch and golf outing will follow with donations benefiting Three Square.

Join us for an exclusive event showcasing our latest insights and dealer best practices to improve your business. A networking lunch and golf outing will follow with donations benefiting Three Square.
Event on 2015-05-05 08:00:00

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Join us for an exclusive event showcasing our latest insights and dealer best practices to improve your business. A networking lunch and golf outing will follow with donations benefiting Three Square.

at Angel Park – Cloud Nine Course
100 Rampart
Las Vegas, United States

HiddenGemz Presents “The Reveal” Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project

HiddenGemz Presents “The Reveal” Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project
Event on 2015-04-24 17:00:00
Aloha from “The Reveal”,

HiddenGemz is producing its 2015 fundraising fashion show and silent auction art gallery called “The Reveal” at THE MODERN HONOLULU on April 24th from 5-10 pm. The Reveal is a very beautiful pre-summer fashion show and art gallery exhibit silent auction in efforts to raise funds and awareness for Wounded Warrior Project. We will have two clothing lines featured in our fashion show; bikinis from Solfashion Brasil and dresses from Lani Lau. There will also be fireworks and performers throughout the night with 2 DJs, Dana Kruse and KAMM with food and drinks catered by Executive Chef Scott Toner.

Part of The Reveal crew is a mix of students at Hawaii Pacific University and we are all seniors taking our capstone course before we graduate this year. This event captivates multiple majors and allows the students to showcase their own personal professional skills they have learned over the past 4 years in college, including Cinematography, Integrated Multimedia, Public Relations, Script Writing, Business Management, and Minors such as Studio Art. Secondly, we will be fundraising for The Wounded Warrior Project to help injured military veterans all over the country who have fought for our freedom and have been severely wounded.

At The Reveal, there will be performers throughout the venue acting as exhibits themselves, such as Magicians, Belly Dancers, and Fire Dancers to entertain the guests as they walk around and observe and participate in the art gallery silent auction while eating food catered by the venue. As soon as the fireworks stop, everyone focuses on the runway and the show begins with the bikini line. 15 beautiful models will walk the catwalk and show off the beautiful bikinis and dresses from our sponsors. Our sponsors consist of 2 jewelry lines, 5 clothing lines, 15 artists, 7 performers and a masseuse.

We would love to invite you to come enjoy yourself at The Reveal. You are welcome to check out all of our promotional material to see what all we have going on.

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I appreciate your time and consideration for what “The Reveal” has to offer. If you’re interested and need to learn more, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

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1775 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, United States

Together4Hope (5K & 2-Day Walk) Benefiting City of Hope

Together4Hope (5K & 2-Day Walk) Benefiting City of Hope
Event on 2014-09-27 08:00:00
Together we walk, together for hope, together for a cure.
On September 27, 2014, join thousands of dedicated men and women as they fight cancer one step at a time. Together4Hope is unique walk series in that it supports cancer research for ALL types of cancer at City of Hope and is made up of TWO fundraising events, a 5K leisure walk and 2Day, 40 mile journey both supporting compassion, unity and determination for one common goal … cure cancer. Whether you choose the 5K leisure walk or the more intense 2-Day walk, whatever your path we are all in this together and each step you take along the bay of San Diego will be a reminder of the strength in unity and the power of hope.

Walk with us because …

Together We Walk … Together 4 Hope!

Why walk for City of Hope…

Celebrating over 100 years of scientific and medical milestones, City of Hope's pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes. Driven by compassion, every discovery City of Hope makes and every new treatment they develop gives patients around the world the chance to live longer, better and more fully.

City of Hope is proud of their numerous institutional distinctions from being one of the few National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country to their leadership role in setting standards for cancer care nationwide as they remain true to their overriding mission to heal the whole person. That means nurturing the emotional, spiritual, social, as well as physical well-being of those in their care.

City of Hope's patient-centered philosophy guides everything they do. It is why their researchers are relentless in their advance of science, why their physicians bring promising therapies to patients as quickly as possible and why their students immerse themselves in ways to redefine medicine.

City of Hope is ranked among the top 25 Best Cancer Hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report and is consistently awarded by Charity Navigator, an organization that evaluates nonprofits, its highest rating, putting the institution in the top five percent of rated charities. The four-star rating reflects City of Hope's sound fiscal management and financial growth and stability.

For many people, City of Hope is where hope begins.

at De Anza Cove Park
3000 North Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, United States

Triathlete Michael Poole Will Be Grand Marshal of 4th Annual Challenge Ride Benefiting Camp Boggy Creek

Eustis, FL (PRWEB) August 12, 2014

Camp Boggy Creek is proud to announce international triathlete Michael Poole as the Grand Marshal of the 4th Annual Challenge Ride. This event, presented by Wyndham Vacation Ownership and Wishes by Wyndham, will be held on September 6, 2014.

All funds raised from this event will benefit Camp Boggy Creek, serving children with serious illnesses and their families by making it possible for them to experience the adventure of camp in an environment capable of meeting their medical needs, at no cost to the families.

Michael Poole knows what it is like to live with a serious illness, after being diagnosed with epilepsy in 2009. His first seizure held him back from Junior World Championships and threatened his career. However Poole has worked hard to overcome this disease. Despite a recent injury, he is currently ranked third for the Lifetime Tri-Series, the premier pro-triathlon racing circuit in the US. Poole also serves as a national spokesman for the Epilepsy Foundation Athletes vs. Epilepsy program.

“It’s an honor to be a part of an organization that understands and supports children with serious illnesses,” said Poole. “When asked to be Grand Marshal of the Challenge Ride leading hundreds of cyclists, I was thrilled. Although I race professionally, this bike ride gives me the chance to use my talents to directly help the kids attend Camp Boggy Creek.”

For more information on the 4th Annual Challenge Ride or to register for the event, visit Follow Poole by visiting, Facebook or Twitter.


About Camp Boggy Creek

Founded in 1996, Camp Boggy Creek is a year-round medical camp for children with serious illnesses. Co-founded by actor/philanthropist Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the camp offers week-long summer sessions and family retreat weekends at no charge to the children or families. Located in Eustis, Florida, the 232-acre nonprofit serves children ages 716 that have been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening conditions. The camp is entirely funded by generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and healthcare partners. Camp Boggy Creek is a proud member of SeriousFun Children’s Network. Learn more by visiting

Louisiana’s Bayou Pirates Kayak Fishing Club to Host Kayak Bass Tournament Benefiting Heroes on the Water

Shreveport, LA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013

Bayou Pirates Kayak Fishing Club will host a kayak bass fishing tournament benefiting Heroes on the Water on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Red River National Wildlife Refuge, 150 Eagle Bend Point in Bossier City. On-site registration opens at 5:30 a.m. on the day of the tournament. The launch site for this tournament will be the new Red River National Wildlife Refuge boat launch area, which is located 0.5 miles south of the main entrance to the refuge. Registration fees are $ 20 per angler, with all proceeds benefiting Heroes on the Water, an organization that serves America’s wounded veterans by providing healing and rehabilitating kayak fishing outings that are physically and mentally therapeutic through a nationwide community of volunteers and donors.

Tournament sponsors include Haydels Game Calls, SuperNova Fishing Lights, Hook 1 Kayak Fishing Gear and Hooks By Ty. Event organizers are currently seeking additional sponsors willing to donate prizes for the event, which is a “catch, photo and release” tournament.

For more tournament information, or to register in advance, e-mail bayoupirates(at)yahoo(dot)com. For more information on things to see and do in Shreveport-Bossier, visit

Clay Darrohn, fishbat, Inc. CEO, Pumps Up For Spartan Race Benefiting Superstorm Sandy Victims

Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) April 13, 2013

On April 13, the CEO of fishbat, Inc., one of the nations leading Internet marketing companies, discusses the fundraising achievements of his company for the Spartan Race event benefiting Island Harvest and Superstorm Sandy victims.

Clay Darrohn, CEO of fishbat, says the event has been a long time coming. The Spartan Race event is another way for fishbat to help raise money for Superstorm Sandy victims, Darrohn adds.

Long Island is still not out of the woods when it comes to damage from Superstorm Sandy, he says. When Sandy first hit, we were one of the only companies that still had power. The rest of the island was devastated and powerless, so we offered our Internet and electricity to local businesses for free. From then on, our company organized with Island Harvest, a Long Island food bank, to help people still suffering from the storm.

Darrohn says fishbat first partnered with Island Harvest during Sand-Aid, a Superstorm Sandy benefit concert in November. This Spartan Race is another way for us to lend a helping hand and Im very excited fishbat could be a part of it, he says. I feel very accomplished with what weve done so far and know we can do even more.

About 40 runners from fishbat and Island Harvest will be participating in one of the hardest obstacle course races in the world on Saturday, April 13. The Spartan Race event at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, NY will feature 15 obstacles, including rope climbs, cargo nets and bleachers. The bleachers are really going to be one of the hardest obstacles, he says. Were going to be in Citi Field, so you know theres going to be a lot of steps. However, Im proud to be a part of this team and running for a good cause. Thats why we named our team the fishbattlers. We want to battle the destruction and hunger brought on by Superstorm Sandy.

Darrohn says his teams fundraising efforts have already raised over $ 7,500. All of the proceeds will be donated to Island Harvest to provide food for those Long Islanders still struggling with hunger and displacement due to Hurricane Sandy. We just want people to show up and support the cause, he says. Were still accepting donations, so if you can make a contribution, we would appreciate it. Every little bit counts!

The fishbat team will start running at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at Citi Field. To find out how to donate, visit the fishbattlers vs. Sandy: Benefiting Island Harvest Facebook page or the event fundraising page.

fishbat, Inc. is a full service Internet marketing company. Through social media management, search engine optimization (SEO), web design, and public relations, fishbat strives as a marketing firm to raise awareness about your brand and strengthen your corporate image.


Style De Vie’s 2nd Annual Luxe Showcase powered by Ferrari of San Francisco benefiting American Cancer Society

Style De Vie’s 2nd Annual Luxe Showcase powered by Ferrari of San Francisco benefiting American Cancer Society
Event on 2012-12-08 18:00:00

G1C-Lifestyle Experiential Group's event wing, Style De Vie hosts its 2nd Annual Luxe Showcase & Fundraiser at the premier auto dealership in the Bay Area, with the intention on fundraising and raising awareness of this disease that effects all of us on behal of American Cancer Society of San Francisco.  We have a fundraising team in place that consist of cancer survivors and others who are deeply vested in helping us eradicate this monster of a disease. 

Brace yourself to be entertained in the Ferrari Showroom by the Terrence Brewer Jazz Trio.  Get a first look at some of Ferrari's newest vehicles, along with some of their most popular models as well!

Browse the latest designs in the Trunk Show created by Crisanta Malig, along with several models who'll be donning some of her most creative gowns!

Prepare to browse the Ferrari Gifting Suite where our sponsors and exhibitors will display their goods/services, along with some exquisite giveaways. In addition, get a look at the most recent Ferraris &  Maseratis off the production line! 

THE HOUSE OF MARTELL will be in the building with some of their finest congacs available for sampling, along with education and history of one of the world's finest cognacs. This opportunity is one that rarely makes itself available.Indulge in an experience of pure luxury….an experience that is only Le Belge Chocolates. Savor an artful blend of fine Belgian chocolate and hand selected ingredients from around the world that lend their chocolates exceptional quality and refined


Familiarize yourself with some of the finest skincare available with Coco Spa. CoCo Spa uses unique premium products, ingredients and technology, featuring a Japanese skincare line that has existed since 1912, Marie Louise. This luxurious skincare line is based on the science of deep sea minerals and nanotechnology. The product’s botanical ingredients and modern technology, paired with CoCo’s expertise and technique, will enable your skin to achieve the balance it needs through hydration, lipids, and skin regeneration through exfoliation.

Take your fashion sense to a new level! Swell Attitude was indeed created to grasp the essence of your persona and match it with the perfect fabrics, color tones, patterns and cuts to deliver you this unique suit that both compliments your body and reflects who you are. This highly-personalized process starts with filling out their online questionnaire, followed by a complementary consultation with our team of Fashion Therapists, and ends in the skillful hands of our Master Tailor.We'll host a silent auction in the 2nd level of the Ferrari Showroom with items to be announced soon! We'll also be having a raffle, along with other exciting activities leading up to the event.    Sample wines from from some of Napa's finest wineries! (Vintners TBA) Munch on delectables from one of G1C's select caterers.(TBA)  

We look forward to seeing all of you socialites and philanthropist soon!  Attire: Cocktail

at Ferrari Maserati
595 Redwood Highway
Mill Valley, United States