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Founded in 2006 as Genisys Consulting, the Centre for Business Intelligence & Analytics (C-BIA) specialises in improving business decision-making and agility through the smart use of data, both on premise and cloud. We partner with clients to design and build Big Data, Business Intelligence (BI) and advanced Data Analytics applications and platforms in the Healthcare, Education, Research and FMCG sectors. Clients include Wellcome, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, University of Oxford/Saïd Business School. We have an exclusive off-shore partnership with the Center for Business Intelligence & Analytics in Pune & Mumbai, India. Together we have completed more than 50 projects since 2010.
Our rigorous requirement and management disciplines mean we can often offer fixed price projects.
End to END
We help with Strategy, Management & Technology, filling gaps in technology capabilities, reducing costs and accelerating technology adoption and business benefits.
HYBRID ON-SHORE/OFF-SHORE model.
Our hybrid on-shore/off-shore model means we can access scarce talent and take advantage of cost & time differences between the UK & India
TOOLS & PLATFORMS
A full range of Microsoft Azure, AWS and Open Source cloud and on premise skills and tools, including our own advanced data analytics 'white label' platforms.
We help clients identify and extract business value from their data assets
We help clients get business value from their transactional data assets. We use our DATASPRINT™ workshops to help them launch a pilot data initiative or develop a comprehensive roadmap to becoming a data-driven organisation. We also help to develop the data Governance & Management processes to ensure security & privacy and we support the use of tools such as Alteryx to make data accessible to all users.
We use Microsoft Azure .Net and SQL Server, Oracle and Open Source to build cost-effective and intelligent applications, automate everything and improve decision-making. We employ agile and collaborative development approaches to help users engage and deliver what they need. We can often do this for a fixed price and as an outsourced service.
We develop data-rich visual business intelligence applications using Microsoft and Open Source technologies for healthcare, education, retail and other sectors. These applications help inform and ease the decision load and drive better outcomes for clients, their users, customers or patients. Tools include Power BI and Tableau.
advanced data analytics
We help clients identify value and develop actionable insights from their data and adopt AI. We free them from low value data engineering and integration tasks and their reliance on scarce and expensive expertise. We provide AWS, Python, Microsoft Share Point, Azure ML, SAS, MySQL, Pentaho and R resources. We have developed our own ‘Analytics-as-a-Service’ (AaaS) platform and implement it in clients in partnership with domain experts, lowering the entry-point for advanced analytics for our client’s.
News & Insights on all things Data
From our team, clients, partners & guests
Nikesh is a partner at C-BIA and runs our off-shore development office in Mumbai. He was born in Gujarat and moved to Mumbai in 1990 study Computing at the Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology. He later went on to gain an MBA in Finance at the prestigious SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS),
-> Continue reading Nikesh Shah: computing, finance and now graph technologies
Have you noticed the Cyber Essentials badge on our website? With the rise in cyber crime we all need to protect ourselves and our clients. Phishing, impersonation, malware and ransomware are all too common. Cyber Essentials is one step we have taken to increase our protection. PS If you don’t think cyber crime effects you,
-> Continue reading C-BIA gets Cyber Essentials certified!
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Given the sensitivity of patient data it is right that all organisations within the NHS provider and supplier ecosystems take privacy and security seriously. One NHS initiative to help ensure this happens is the DSP Toolkit, which was launched in 2017. What is the Data Security and Protection (DSP) Toolkit?
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The Smart Marking System : ensuring HE student assessment remains fair, reliable, consistent and transparent…
What is student assessment? Student assessment in Higher Education refers to formal and informal methods and tools used to evaluate, measure, and document the academic progress of students. These can include assignments, practical work, presentations, participation, examinations and tests. Final marks are calculated to award degrees and other qualifications and comply with relevant conventions. In
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Brendan Dunphy has led C-BIA Consulting since 2018. Prior to joining CBIA, Brendan ran his own consulting business based in Nice, France. He supported telecommunication and other large technology businesses with their annual strategy reviews. He also provided advice on the adoption of emerging technologies and digital strategy formation. His background is in computing and
-> Continue reading Brendan Dunphy: customers, partners and an inner geek…
Patient data is the fuel for healthcare research The UK Government has a grand challenge mission to ‘Use data, Artificial Intelligence and innovation to transform the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases by 2030’ To achieve this mission the NHS needs to make more patient and image data available to researchers. And it
-> Continue reading Patient de-identification in Medical Images with Glendor’s AI
What is Analytics-as-a-Service? Data Analytics is now an essential capability for every organisation and every sector – public and private, large, and small. But developing and operating a data analytics capability that consistently delivers actionable insights has always been an expensive challenge. And one that rarely works first time or is capable of quickly evolving
-> Continue reading CBIA Insights: A Modern Data Platform delivered as a Service
Mohan Bharatia leads our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) division based in Pune. He and his team built our CBIA Insights data analytics platform and now configure client and industry solutions. Mohan has 27 plus years’ experience in manufacturing and IT and around 23 years in IT servicing clients across the globe. Mohan is sought after by our
-> Continue reading Mohan Bharatia: from insurance to launching a modern data platform!
“Write once, de-bug everywhere?” Responding to changing business needs has been a client and software challenge for many decades. But accelerating business change, digital transformation and software complexity makes solving this challenge now an imperative. There have been attempts before, most notably with Java and Java virtual machines back in the 90’s. Unfortunately that particular
-> Continue reading Microsoft .Net Core 6: write once, run anywhere?
Chris joined C-BIA Consulting in London as a software developer in September 2018. He brings a critical engineering mindset, NHS experience and a desire that our applications are modern and as easy to use possible. He also brings fish…. From Marconi to the NHS and .Net Core 6 Chris has a background in engineering, initially
-> Continue reading Chris Worledge: usability, the NHS, .Net Core 6 and tropical fish!
An example of a knowledge graph from the Healthcare Graph Working Group (illustrative only) Graph relates everything – Graph forms the foundation of modern data and analytics with capabilities to enhance and improve user collaboration, machine learning models and explainable AI. Although graph technologies are not new to data and analytics, there has been a shift
-> Continue reading Graph technology makes Gartner Top 10 Trends in Data & Analytics for 2021
From Biology to Telecoms C-BIA signed a partnership with Coevolve IT in October 2020 to further our collaborative work in the Research sector, notably in Healthcare. Here Paul Marrow, its founder, explains how he developed an interest in AI and Healthcare and the relevance of his research work in Biology and Telecoms to the field
-> Continue reading Paul Marrow: helping CBIA to shape the future of Digital Healthcare