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PHEMI Announces A New Board Chair And Appoints Leading Health Sciences Expert To Board

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Feb. 22, 2018 — Rick Makos, President and CEO of PHEMI, the company delivering big data solutions with built-in privacy, governance, and enterprise-grade management, today announced Mike Satterfield as the new PHEMI Board Chair, and welcomed Karimah Es Sabar, President and CEO, Quark Venture Inc, onto the company’s board. Mike Satterfield, a co-founder, advisor and former partner with Yaletown Partners, brings almost 40 years of technology entrepreneurship, executive management and governance experience to PHEMI. Satterfield succeeds

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PHEMI Appoints new CEO to Focus on Growth

Incoming CEO, Rick Makos, brings a strong customer-focus and extensive industry expertise, positioning the company for market expansion View Rick Makos Biography VANCOUVER, BC, September, 21, 2017 – PHEMI, the company delivering big data solutions with built-in privacy, governance, and enterprise-grade management, today announced the appointment of a new CEO, positioning the company for continued growth and market expansion. Mr. Makos recently served as CEO of Angoss Software, a predictive analytics and data science company, where he led the company’s growth

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VC Investing: The Convergence of AI and Healthcare

QUARK VENTURE’S PARTNER & CEO WEIGHS IN ON THE FUTURE OF AI AND ITS ROLE IN THE HEALTHCARE VERTICAL Karimah Es Sabar, Chief Executive Officer & Partner, Quark Venture is very optimistic about the potential for artificial intelligence to help improve medical diagnosis. “[AI in the use of healthcare is] going to be game-changing. The convergence of IT and medicine is fundamentally very promising. This intersection will allow physicians to be able to diagnose, treat, prescribe and intervene in patient management much

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AI for Organizing – Categorizing and Managing Data at Scale

So far in this series on Artificial Intelligence < Artificial Intelligence: Monster or Mentor? and AI for Summarization – Enabling Human-Consumable Information >, we looked at several key ways in which AI advances can improve human productivity in organizations. Last time’s article dove into Distillation – automating the path to value. In this article, we’ll look at the next common approach: Categorization. Categorization is applying AI approaches to automate the labeling and organization of large data volumes, so that data

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PHEMI Ranked Among Most Significant Companies in Independent Research Firm’s Big Data Warehouse Report

Company named a “Contender” and cited for “a strong focus on privacy, security, and governance, with deep knowledge in the healthcare space.” VANCOUVER, BC, July 13, 2017 – PHEMI, the company delivering big data solutions with built-in privacy, governance, and enterprise-grade management, today announced it was among the select companies that Forrester Research reviewed in its June 2017 evaluation, The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Warehouse, Q2 2017. In its evaluation, Forrester states that big data warehouse minimizes the complexity of messy

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PHEMI Raises $10 Million, Partners With South Africa-Based Insurer

Vancouver-based PHEMI has raised $10 million in funding as it works to expand its sales and marketing capabilities. The round was led by existing investors CTI Life Sciences Fund (CTI), BDC Capital Healthcare Venture Fund, and Yaletown Partners. The round also welcomed new investors Quark Venture Inc. and GF Securities through the Global Health Sciences Fund. Phemi develops big data solutions for enterprises, which include built-in privacy, governance, and enterprise-grade management. The company’s flagship product lets organizations access and mine any variety

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PHEMI Closes $10 Million Venture Capital Financing with New and Existing Investors

Quark Venture Inc. joins PHEMI, bringing increased global insights and business connections to drive the company’s continued growth and development PHEMI, the company delivering big data solutions with built-in privacy, governance, and enterprise-grade management, today announced it has raised a $10 million venture financing to expand the company’s commercialization through expanded sales and marketing activities and robust outreach into emerging vertical markets. Quark Venture Inc. and GF Securities, through the Global Health Sciences Fund, is the newest PHEMI investor, joining

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PHEMI Partners with Discovery to Tap into New Data Sources for Enhanced Insurance Offerings

Leading global insurer, Discovery, deploys PHEMI Central Big Data Warehouse solution to unlock new insights and data-driven understanding of the links between behavior and insurance risk PHEMI, the company delivering big data solutions with built-in privacy, governance, and enterprise-grade management, today announced a partnership with global insurer Discovery Limited that will see the PHEMI Central Big Data Warehouse solution deployed by the South African-founded company. PHEMI will deliver a big data solution with built-in security, governance, and enterprise-grade management that

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AI for Summarization – Enabling Human-Consumable Information

In the first post in this series on Artificial Intelligence: Monster or Mentor? we saw that there are several key ways in which AI advances can improve human productivity in organizations. In this article, we’ll look at the first: Distillation. Distillation is applying AI approaches to automate making large data volumes interpretable. Just like miners distill tons of raw ore into ounces of gold using machines, the goal is to automate the identification of value in big data. Here, we’ll

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Opinion: When is a hybrid approach right for the enterprise data warehouse?

After attending a recent analytics conference sponsored by Gartner Inc., I walked away with both new and updated information, as well as a lingering, disquieting observation. In a nutshell – there is lots of data out there with more pouring in every day. Yet it’s really hard to derive insights from it. As someone once said “We have oceans of data, yet only puddles of information.” While this is not breaking news, this perception persists largely because the prevailing enterprise

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