Eric Little – OSTHUS

Chief Data Officer

Eric Little – OSTHUS

Eric Little is CEO & Co-Founder of LeapAnalysis and Chief Data Officer with OSTHUS, working on data science and scalable integration standards for pharmaceuticals, biotech, Life Sciences and related industries. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Cognitive Science in 2002 from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He has worked in both academia as a professor in several fields, as well as held multiple management positions in the software development industry. Dr. Little is a recognized expert in technology innovation and speaks many times per year at conferences around the world on emerging trends in technology – specifically around topics of data integration, innovation strategies, digitization, advanced analytics, and AI. He has designed and helped to implement semantic technologies and analytics for use in various applied domains including: biomedicine, medical device manufacturing, medical fraud, waste and abuse detection, pharmaceuticals, medical management, threat prediction/mitigation, disaster management, national defense/intelligence, steel production and petrochemicals.



Big Data Moves to Big Analysis: Setting a foundation for Enterprise AI


The concept of AI is growing across many industries and shows promise for automation of tasks and complex analytics by a combination of artificial and human agents. Yet the ability to provide solutions with high business value remains a challenge for most organisations. This talk will demonstrate OSTHUS’ approach to Big Analysis as a foundation for AI in Pharma. We will show how we combine human concepts through layered semantic technologies in combination with statistical (machine learning) approaches to provide a new type of foundation for AI at enterprise scale. We will highlight features of several current projects that show the power of this approach for several different applications.