February 22, 2024

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US White House ‘Sexy’ Data Scientist DJ Patil takes on big data

US White House ‘Sexy’ Data Scientist DJ Patil takes on big data

DJ Patil is the first Chief Data Scientist to be named by the United States White House. He was assigned to the post in February of this year. Since then, he has introduced new policies and practices to utilize government data for innovation and growth of the nation.

It comes to no surprise that President Barack Obama assigned DJ Patil to the post as he has been referred to as the ‘Big Data’ president by the Washington Post. Since 2009, the Obama administration has made over 138,000 data sets available to the public to spur innovation. The White House is hoping to capitalize on opportunities posed by data to maximize investment return.

It was DJ Patil himself who coined the term “Data Scientist”, while he was working at LinkedIn in 2008. He later described the term as the ‘sexiest’ job of the 21st century. This role is typically responsible for scouring, analysing, and spotting patterns in data sets.  His experience in both public and private sectors was highlighted by the White House in their announcement of his role.

Over the course of the past few months, DJ Patil honed in on one particular topic which will make waves in the healthcare field. That is, Precision Medicine. Precision Medicine is patient-powered data which aims to result in more accurate healthcare decisions.

The White House announced the launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative early this year with its mission being, “To enable a new era of medicine through research, technology, and policies that empower patients, researchers, and providers to work together toward development of individualized treatments.”  

Having DJ Patil as the Chief Data Scientist will help the White House embrace data to create solutions for the citizens of the US. With a recently announced Smart Cities initiative, open government data may be wrangled to create intelligent apps and smarter cities. 

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Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

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SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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