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Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 55 St George St., Toronto, Ontario, M5S 0C9, Room 380
  • October 20, 2023 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm


On October 20th, CARTE Industry Speaker Seminar Series welcomes Dr. Ali Vahit Esensoy, Vice President, Data Sciences at Klick Consulting.

Title: Driving Innovation with Real-World Evidence from Patient Generated Content

Speaker: Dr. Ali Vahit Esensoy, Vice President, Data Science at Klick Consulting

Moderator: Professor Michael W. Carter,

Date and Time: Friday, October 20, 2023 (12:00 – 1:00 PM EST)

Location: Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (55 St. George Street), Room 380

Abstract: Real-world evidence (RWE) is increasingly important for finding innovation opportunities and bringing novel healthcare solutions to market. Insights sourced from novel data streams like social media and patient discussions can be critical to build and launch the right solutions. Advances in machine learning have simplified tapping into non-standard data for clinically relevant patient insights. In this talk, we will present case studies of generating RWE from a range of novel data with the goal of expanding the RWE toolkit for innovation programs in healthcare.

Speaker Bio: Ali Vahit is a senior leader in the Klick Consulting team and leverages over 15 years of experience in health data science to help clients build solutions to address clinical and business challenges while pursuing growth. He has extensive practical experience in building advanced analytics solutions spanning various care sectors for consumer health, digital therapeutics, chronic diseases, diagnostic imaging, emergency medicine, and mental health. These solutions were used to evaluate the clinical and economic effectiveness of preventive health programs, predict clinical needs at the patient level, and optimize commercial and operational outcomes. Ali holds Master’s and PhD degrees in Industrial Engineering and continues to be active in research and teaching as adjunct faculty in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

All are welcome to attend. No registration required.