Covid-19 support arrangements
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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
“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
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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
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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
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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
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Senior IT Consultant Tim is a Senior IT Consultant with over 20 years experience in all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle. He majors in Microsoft technologies with a strong focus on SQL, data migration and messaging. Tim has a MSc in Information Systems/Technology from the University of Brighton having studied History with German
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Technical Consultant Pranav Kapadia is an IT professional with over 25 years experience. He has a computer engineering background and now specialises in data engineering to enable cloud-based Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. He is a senior technical consultant based in our C-BIA Mumbai office and been with us for 11 years. He and his team
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You may have never heard of AIFS but you have probably heard of their flagship programs in Europe: Au Pair in America (established in 1986) and Camp America (established in 1969). Each of these attracts several thousand participants each year and its likely someone you know has benefited! AIFS: We Bring the World Together AIFS
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C-BIA Consulting Ltd have been named as a Supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 Framework
London, UK 26 Jan 2021: C-BIA Consulting Ltd (CBIA) have been named as a Supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 Framework. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. CBIA have been selected as a Supplier for Call-Off Contracts to
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Chatbots are an additional communication channel between an organisation and its customers. A chatbot will automatically and instantly respond without human intervention. The technology is based on AI, natural language processing, and text analysis and has slowly been improving over the last few years. This technology is a boon for universities around the world. It
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Anthony Dent is an IT professional with over of 30 years experience. He has a computer science background specialising in databases, formal development and project management. He now leads a double life, splitting his time evenly between two major roles. One as a testing and assurance specialist in the energy industry and the other as
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Like many organisations during COVID-19, Saïd Business School (SBS) has had to cope with the pressures of changing working practices, increased workloads, budgetary pressures and remote-working. But unlike most, it now had its client base of students from 67 countries scattered around the globe. It faced a mammoth challenge in continuously and seamlessly connecting these
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Blockchain is known as the best tamper-proof technology in the world. There is no known way to fool it. This decentralized ledger system is being experimented with around the world in many sectors, including Education. For example, the Central New Mexico Community College provides new graduates with a diploma that is authenticated and recorded on
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