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2019 Analytics & Visualization Meeting (AVM)

"Creating Reports and Visualizations to Support Decision Making"

Hosted by Search Technology and BizInt Solutions, this two-day meeting focuses on creating effective reports and visualizations to support decision making, and features user case studies, product updates, and two tracks of workshops.

This meeting is designed for current and prospective users of VantagePoint or BizInt Smart Charts.

Tuesday, April 9 through Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The Aston La Scala Hotel
12 avenue Felix Faure, 06000 Nice, France
Hotel telephone: +33 (0)4 97 20 25 24

9:00am - 10:30am



Keynote: Guiding product strategy using landscape analysis with BizInt Smart Charts and VantagePoint

Rujuta Phadke, Manager, Library & Information Services, Gilead Sciences, Inc.





Research pipeline development is a key focus of biotechnology companies as they strive to bring better future treatments to patients. Timely identification of therapeutic targets and analysis of competitor progress is crucial in the drug development process in order to develop a successful research strategy. Researchers can independently use various avenues to gather and filter through the vast amount of material using a painstaking and long manual curation processes. The speed and accuracy of this process can be greatly enhanced by using advanced tools developed for this specific purpose. This presentation describes how competitor landscape analysis prepared using BizInt Smartcharts and VantagePoint helped guide pipeline research strategy.


Presenter Biography:

Education: After undergraduate training in India, I obtained my Masters in Molecular Medicine at the Pennsylvania State University with a focus in Virology.
Professional Career:

  • Research Associate, Maxygen, Inc, Redwood City, CA (2005-2008): worked on Phage Display techniques in the Rheumatoid Arthritis area.
  • Associate Scientist, Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA (2008-2016): worked on preclinical research and validation of multiple HIV regimens that are now in the clinic. Authored multiple scientific publications and congress presentations.
  • Manager, Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA (2016-present): Senior Information Scientist responsible for literature searching, patent and competitor landscape analysis and information retrieval and alerting, as part of the library and therapy area teams.

Personal Interests: Painting, travelling and hiking with my 2 sons.



Supporting decision making with VantagePoint Analytics

Nils Newman, President, Search Technology




Creating reports and visualizations to support decision making with the BizInt Smart Charts Product Family

Diane Webb, President, BizInt Solutions





Break (move to workshop rooms)



BizInt Workshop Track

VantagePoint Workshop Track

10:45am - 11:30am

Workshop I - BizInt

Creating tabular reports in BizInt Smart Charts: importing and combining search results

In this workshop, you will learn how to import search results (pipeline, patents, or clinical trials), create and customize tabular reports, and combine search results from different databases. If you want to follow the step-by-step instructions, we will provide sample datasets or you can bring your own data.

10:45am - 11:30am

Workshop I - VantagePoint

The Data: How to IMPORT and REFINE your data to get where you need to go.

11:45am - 12:30pm

Workshop II - BizInt

Integrating data with BizInt Smart Charts Reference Rows

This workshop will start with the multi-database combined reports created in Workshop I, and show how to use the features of the BizInt Smart Charts Reference Rows utility to create an integrated report based on your preferences and rules. You will learn how to export your integrated report to Word, Excel and VantagePoint - Smart Charts Edition.

11:45am - 12:30pm

Workshop II - VantagePoint

Producing Useful Results: How to ANALYZE your data and produce the REPORT you need.

12:30pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30pm - 3:30 pm

Workshop III - BizInt

VantagePoint - Smart Charts Edition (VP-SCE): From tables to analytics

In this workshop, you will take the integrated reports created in Workshop II and learn how to use VP-SCE to clean-up data, identify keywords, filter data, and create analytics for reports and visualizations.

1:30pm - 3:30 pm

Workshop III - VantagePoint

“Can we avoid death by charts?”