#TechTalkCPT: Big data taking medicine out of its comfort zone

Wed Apr 5, 18:00 - Wed Apr 5, 19:30


Carolina is our speaker for April's #TechTalkCPT, she will be talking to us about tracking the performance of medicine in the age of the IOT. Traditionally, medicines are trusted after limited clinical trials and are not questioned unless something goes wrong, and demonstrably so. Today, technology enables us to understand the complexities of our environment and ourselves in near real-time. How does that open doors to improving medical care and practices? Medicine is but one of many established industries that is ripe for a fundamental rethink. This talk is an exploration of one aspects of that important part of our lives.

Carolina Ödman-Govender

With a background in engineering and astrophysics, Carolina is a scientist who straddles the fields of big data, education, science, technology and development with a critical eye and a vivid imagination. Her path has taken her from cosmology via cardio-vascular research to UNESCO and SKA and she currently spends her days working for thumbzup, a South African start-up in the FinTech space.

Twitter handle: @carolune 
URL: https://medium.com/@carolune 

#TechTalkCPT is an event that brings you the bleeding edge of technology and innovation as presented by a specialist in the chosen topic. The topics are made relevant and accessible to as many people as possible. All events are accompanied by drinks and networking, making otherwise daunting topics fun and attainable. The #TechTalk platform gives the public the chance to have a one-on-one experience with a specialist and find out more about intense, interesting and complicated topic that they otherwise wouldn’t have access to.


#TechTalkCPT: Big data taking medicine out of its comfort zone
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