Tag Archives: Data

Government: Norway joins European collaboration for cross-border access to genomic data

Norway now joins an ambitious and extensive genomics collaboration with other European countries. The collaboration will benefit Norwegian research, Norwegian health care and Norwegian patients.

The goal of this European collaboration is to improve the research quality. The data can contribute to better prevention, earlier and easier diagnostics, less side effects and more precise prognosis through personalized medicine. 

– There is a huge potential for knowledge and medical treatment in genomics. Health care personnel in Norway need access to international databases with genetic information in order to offer the best possible diagnostics and treatments. By entering into this collaboration, Norwegian experts will be able to contribute to the development of these databases, says Minister of Health Bent Høie.  

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World Oil: Google, Chevron execs say industry must keep up with data transformation, other tech trends

At the Norwegian Energy Day on Tuesday, March 19, hosted by the Norwegian Consulate General and several corporate sponsors, speakers from Google and Chevron told the audience that the oil and gas industry needs to do more, and do it faster, to adapt to the digital transformation and other related trends. “The oil and gas industry, in my mind, is behind in adopting emerging technology,” said Darryl Willis, V.P. for Oil, Gas & Energy at Google Cloud. Willis is uniquely positioned to comment on the situation, given his position at Google Cloud, as well as a 25-year oil and gas pedigree before that, which includes a number of increasingly responsible roles at BP, plus a 2 ½-year stint at TNK-BP.

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