Hear from our Team
“Do you love building new software products with high social impact? I do. And if you are in healthcare sector, we should talk.
My core guiding philosophy is — boost profits by mashing up technology and social impact. Currently I’m focused on healthcare interoperability, leading multiple teams across the world to build applications that pull data from multiple patient data sources. One of our key projects is with UCSF and Cisco to develop a Connected Healthcare Interoperability Platform (CHIP). I’d love to collaborate with others in the space, and help make a greater impact in healthcare interoperability.
I’ve been leading teams to innovate and develop great products since the mid 90’s. For years, I wrote code and led software teams for start-ups, and in 2001, I ended up co-founding my own software company Loyalty Matrix in San Francisco as its CTO (later CEO). We built a SaaS marketing analytics platform serving clients like Apple, 24-hour Fitness, and LA Times, and later, the company was acquired by Responsys (now part of Oracle). After that, in 2008,I founded a big data consulting company OpenI, where we have been helping clients like UCSF, CareerBuilder, and Kaspersky Labs to develop successful technology products.
My secret sauce? I take product strategies and industry domain expertise honed over years, and combine them with efficiencies of open source and highly lean teams. I love launching products over short, nimble cycles, with really low development costs and super-fast time to market.”
Global Project Manager
“Dedicated to continuous process improvement in the face of rapidly evolving and changing markets. Extremely results-oriented and proactive in finding cost-effective solutions.
Accomplished in human relations, project management, staff recruitment and retention. Leverage my background in development and deployment of high stakes IT initiatives.
Supervisory and management skills with experience working in all areas of information technologies from startups to established organizations. I have the ability to ensure continuous progress while maintaining a balance between urgent issues and important strategies.”
Technical Lead, Big Data Solutions
“I have over 18 year is of extensive experience in application design and development, encompassing a wide range of skill set and over 12 years of experience with data, data processing, BI, analytics and data mining. My expertise is to build data products, BI systems, analytical systems from scratch using open source and/or commercial tools and technologies.
I have knowledge and experience in the both traditional BI (DW, ETL, Analytics/Reporting) and modern BI (BigData, NoSQL, Stream processing, Statistical Analysis, Data Science, Machine Learning)”
- Analysis, design, development and implementation of enterprise software
- DW, ETL, OLAP and Relational databases
- Statistical Analysis, Machine Learning, Data Mining and Data Science
- Big Data tools and technologies
- Object Oriented Programming and Design Patterns
- Experience in using Agile/XP/Scrum Process Methodologies
- Experience in leading teams
- Enterprise Software, Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Statistical Analysis, Machine Learning, Data Science
- Big Data Processing : Hadoop, Storm, Spark
- BI Stack : Microsoft BI, Pentaho BI, OBIEE
- ETL : Pentaho DI, Informatica, MS-SSIS
- Language : Java, C#, R, Scala, Python
- Database : Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL, Cassandra, RedShift
In the mid 2000’s, we started an open source project – called it OpenI (pronounced “Open Eye”) – to provide a simple, yet powerful Business Intelligence (“BI”) tool to rapidly develop interactive dashboards and reports from OLAP data sources. OpenI became the foundation of the marketing analytics platform we built at the company I was working (later acquired by Responsys, now part of Oracle).
A lot has happened since then — for starters, it’s not “BI” anymore, but a mix of “big data” and “data science”:)– but thankfully, tools are much better now, both open source as well as low-cost SaaS solutions, including “big data” technology like Spark and Hadoop, tools like Pentaho, RedShift, Tableau, and QlikView for ETL, data visualization, OLAP, column-based databases, predictive modeling, etc. etc. Definitely much better times to build big data applications. And, instead of maintaining yet another open source BI tool, we decided to focus more on building domain specific solutions.
Since we started OpenI as a consulting company in 2008, we have been fortunate to take deep dives into select domains such as Marketing and HR Analytics, but it wasn’t until we started our first healthcare project with UCSF (University of California at San Francisco) in 2011 when we realized our true calling was definitely healthcare.
We first worked on a project to bring de-identified healthcare data from medical center into an i2b2 instance in order to support researchers to size up patient cohort groups in a self-service mode. In 2016, we started on a project with UCSF that leverages the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) open standard in a federated model. Along with that, we have been helping companies build mobile and web applications for patients, care providers, and administrators, leveraging SMART-on-FHIR for apps that need to launched from within the EHR.
We have a full team of mobile and web backend software developers, with a large offshore team complemented by US-based technical leads and project managers. Along the way, we have also built expertise in cloud-based deployments using Amazon Web Services (AWS). So, with this unique combination of cloud, open source, healthcare open standards, and offshore teams, we are able to provide much faster turnaround in launching new healthcare apps.
The end goal is still the same – our success comes from building impactful applications in a fast, iterative way that doesn’t cost a whole lot of money.
If that is something that could help your organization, please let us know. We will have a lot of fun working together.