Scaling ONTOFORCE in 2020 and beyond …
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Scaling ONTOFORCE in 2020 and beyond …

Scaling up ONTOFORCE to nearly 40 employees in 2019 and pivoting from thought leadership and product leadership to market leadership, has been a challenge. We have strengthened our team with senior executives, released two major DISQOVER updates, and scaled up customers and partners.  

No need to say I am very proud of what our team delivered so far, and what we will deliver in 2020 and beyond!

This year, we succeeded to deliver the value of linked data with our top use cases; Target Identification & Validation; The Data Catalog; Clinical Trial Site Selections; and Expert Locator. The concept of FAIR data (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) is integrated in all our use cases to speed-up drug discovery and deliver better cures to patients. Our linked data fabric DISQOVER democratizes access to data and enables self-service data discovery for business users and data scientists. One of our customers succeeded in engaging 1,700 subscribed users, 900 active users and 90 daily users in their R&D department. A big success, where savings for 100 users were calculated to be $3M, resulting in a very nice ROI! On top, we developed real-world evidence use cases in hospitals and research institutes, integrating clinical trial data and anonymized patient data. CROs and data powerhouses are also engaging to make their data accessible and actionable with our linked data platform DISQOVER.

We continue our big data journey and deliver the value of linked data in building Big Data Fabrics, to unlock siloed data, to drive innovation and to speed up time-to-market. Our solid pipeline demonstrates the time has never been better for ONTOFORCE to further grow!

It is no surprise scaling to an enterprise solution also comes with some challenges, especially as we always want to excel in usability, speed, scalability and quality! In 2020, we will focus on (1) improving first-time user experience demonstrating the power of knowledge graphs, (2) delivering use cases with high quality curated public data, (3) optimizing scalability and logging of data pipeline building, and (4) empowering analytics and AI streams in our open software architecture. Four clear objectives to continue being the best in class in linked data.

I want to thank our team, partners, evangelizers, fans and excited customers for making this happen. We are proud we are delivering our vision of healing patients with smarter data!

I wish you happy holidays and best wishes for 2020!

May the onto-force be with you!

Hans

ONTOFORCE happy holidays 2019

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