Soft Centrica tell us about their aspirations for Data Pitch and beyond.
Romania-based Soft Centrica provides digital transformation solutions, empowering any company, regardless of expertise, to capitalise on advances in data science and stay competitive. Through software architecture, analytics, machine learning and data visualisation, Soft Centrica helps companies turn their mountains of data into meaningful insights.
We spoke to Soft Centrica Co-Founder Corina Postelnicu about their plans for Data Pitch.
What do you hope to achieve on the Data Pitch accelerator?
We want to create the first version of ProcessHive, a tool to support process flow awareness in business information systems. Our first target sector is healthcare: we will map clinical pathways for specific pathologies to help doctors and hospital administrators understand how to improve their resources, as well as how to best manage patient flows for certain medical procedures.
What shared data will you work with and how will you use it?
We’re working with customers and activity information data from José de Mello Saúde, a private company with 70 years experience in providing healthcare in Portugal, as part of the Healthcare Challenge (creating outcome-based healthcare offerings).
We’ll use the data and process mining to understand patient flows, and then we’ll build a process map to highlight mismatches between what is forecasted to happen and what actually happens.
Why do you think it is important for startups to work with large scale data providers?
Put simply, small companies cannot build data-driven solutions without real data. Being able to explore real data from a large healthcare provider is invaluable, as it guarantees that we can build a product that addresses the needs of the market. In addition to the shared data, feedback from the data provider is also hugely important to ensure product-market fit.
What’s the best thing about working with data?
Working with data is fun! We’re able to discover new insights and to explore the potential value it can bring.
If you could change one thing about the data ecosystem what would it be?
We would like Data Providers to have a greater understanding of GDPR and anonymisation procedures to enable more data sharing to take place. This will in turn increase our ability to work with the data they hold.