Linguamatics Text Mining Summit 2016

Linguamatics Text Mining Summit 2015
October 17, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Venue: Chatham, Massachusetts, United States


This year, the Text Mining Summit will take place on October 17 - 19, 2016 at the renowned and award-winning Chatham Bars Inn, located in historic Chatham MA, located close to the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Sound on Cape Cod.


Call for speakers: If you are an I2E user interested in presenting at the 2016 event, please contact us at


What does conference include?

  • Customer presentations featuring best practice, case studies and insights on practical approaches to text mining and knowledge discovery
  • Presentations covering what's new in I2E, looking ahead at developments in the pipeline and future directions for text mining and knowledge discovery
  • Roundtable Discussions covering important topics and challenges in the field of text mining and knowledge discovery
  • Opportunities to network with peers and with Linguamatics experts
  • Hands-on workshops, giving new and experienced users the opportunity to explore the full capabilities of I2E, and discuss best practice in consultation with Linguamatics experts
  • Healthcare track to discuss best practice and use of NLP in healthcare
  • Evening social events

Partner presentations and exhibits

Reasons to attend

  1. Gain first-hand knowledge and experience on how structured and unstructured content can be mined to uncover valuable information
  2. Gain hands-on experience of NLP text mining through workshops and training
  3. Understand the challenges other pharmaceutical and healthcare professionals are facing and explore
  4. solutions to these challenges
  5. Gain a better understanding of NLP text mining and where it can fit into your organization
  6. Network and exchange ideas with peers and text mining experts


Yoni Dvorkis

Atrius Health

"Natural Language Processing Validation of High Risk Patient Characteristics using Linguamatics I2E"

John Briamacombe


John Brimacombe is a serial entrepreneur. After graduating in Law and Computer Science from Trinity College, Cambridge, he founded Jobstream Group plc, which provides specialist ERP software to the international financial services sector. Brimacombe subsequently co-founded pioneering mobile entertainment start-up nGame Ltd., which was acquired by Hands-On Mobile Inc. He served as President/COO of HandsOn Mobile for over 2 years, leading the company through 7 major M&A transactions and massive global expansion. In addition to an ongoing commitment to Jobstream, Brimacombe currently chairs the enterprise natural language search tools provider, Linguamatics, is a Partner at Sussex Place Ventures, the venture-capital arm of the London Business School, is a seed-investor in multiple US and UK start-ups and has extensive experience as a non-executive director from start-up to Public markets.

Guy Singh


Guy Singh is senior manager, product and strategic alliances at Linguamatics. He has a joint role that spans both managing the I2E product and the partner ecosystem around it. In his product role, he is responsible for product management, marketing and strategy guidance of I2E, an award winning agile, high performance enterprise text mining software. His strategic alliances role holds responsibility for recruiting and managing partners across technology, content and services for text mining. Guy joined Linguamatics from information intelligence organization I2 (now part of IBM), where he was responsible for the launch of their first ever search based product. He has held posts in R&D, Engineering, Product Marketing and Management at Vodafone, Baltimore Technologies, Oracle and IXI. With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry working in a wide range of environments, his achievements include building a new multi-million dollar search product line from scratch and managing product businesses with turnovers in excess of $40 million.

David Milward


David Milward is chief technology officer (CTO) at Linguamatics. He is a pioneer of interactive text mining, and a founder of Linguamatics. He has over 20 years experience of product development, consultancy and research in natural language processing (NLP). After receiving a PhD from the University of Cambridge, he was a researcher and lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. He has published in the areas of information extraction, spoken dialogue, parsing, syntax and semantics.

Jane Reed


Jane Reed is the head of life science strategy. She is responsible for developing the strategic vision for Linguamatics’ growing product portfolio and business development in the life science domain. Jane has extensive experience in life sciences informatics. She worked for more than 15 years in vendor companies supplying data products, data integration and analysis and consultancy to pharma and biotech - with roles at Instem, BioWisdom, Incyte, and Hexagen. Before moving into the life science industry, Jane worked in academia with post-docs in genetics and genomics.

Simon Beaulah


Simon Beaulah is director of healthcare strategy at Linguamatics. With so much unstructured text associated with patient records and a major market requirement for natural language processing (NLP) in healthcare, this is a key focus area for Linguamatics. Simon is leading the development and marketing of healthcare products based on I2E that improve patient outcomes, reduce risk and enhance insight. With extensive experience in translational medicine, healthcare analytics and ontology building, Simon is well placed to work with the Linguamatics team to deliver the expected growth in this market for use of NLP. Simon has been working in life science and healthcare informatics for more than 20 years, initially in research and over the past 14 years for informatics vendors including Synomics, LION bioscience, BioWisdom, InforSense, and IDBS. Simon has degrees from Aston University and Cranfield Institute of Technology.

Thierry Breyette

Novo Nordisk

Thierry is the Senior Manager of Information Analytics at Novo Nordisk Inc., located in Princeton, NJ. Currently, Thierry’s primary data focuses are real world, market, and clinical trial data.  Thierry is influenced by design thinking principles and enjoys exploring novel solutions to information problems. In his work, Thierry utilizes a combination of tools and techniques, including natural language processing, information visualization for discovery and presentation, and conducting descriptive and predictive analyses.

Some of Thierry’s past projects include working on social media analysis and digital opinion leader identification, identifying macro and micro healthcare market trends in the US, detecting patterns in clinical trial protocol deviations.

When Thierry is not playing around with data, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, admiring vintage cars, collecting transit maps, and sipping the occasional whisky. 

Presenting on generating actionable insights from real world data.

Stuart Murray

Agios Pharmaceuticals

Eric Su


Systematic Drug Repositioning Using Text Mining Tools on

Rick Lewis



Welcome address

By John Brimacombe, Executive Chairman, Linguamatics

What's new in I2E in 2016?

Guy Singh, Linguamatics

Future innovations: R&D update

David Milward, Linguamatics

I2E in Life Sciences: recent developments and use cases

Jane Reed, Linguamatics

I2E in Healthcare: recent developments and use cases

Simon Beaulah, Linguamatics

Generating Actionable Insights from Real World Data

By Thierry Breyette

The density and variability of the information landscape is making it increasingly difficult to identify meaningful trends in data.  Traditional data sources such as clinical trial data and publication data are one piece of an increasingly complex information puzzle.

As data capture and publishing platforms explode, newer and highly varied data sources are available for analysis, including internally generated data, social data, patient data, clinician data, market data, hospital data, etc. Building a forward looking analytics framework to tackle these new data challenges requires both extensible and flexible tools, and creative thinking.   

This talk with cover some of the real world data projects we have worked on: social media analysis and digital opinion leader identification, identifying macro and micro healthcare market trends in the US, detecting patterns in clinical trial protocol deviations, gleaning clinical insights based on discussions between US based medical liaisons and health care providers, and patient and caregiver ethnographic data to discern patterns in patient sentiment, compliance, routines, behaviors, and overall treatment satisfaction and outcomes. The discussion will focus on our approach to each of these projects, the outcome and impact.

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Past comments

"One of the best summits and training sessions I have ever attended. The pioneering NLP efforts, and users responsiveness is unmatched by any other text mining (NLP) vendor. The Linguamatics approach & I2E system is relatively intuitive, easy to manage, powerful and useful.”

"Both workshops were very useful. I enjoyed the interactive format"

"This is such a great meeting, it's so good to hear from other people all the different ways in which they're using I2E"

"I have been going to conferences for 15 years and this one is the best one”

"Congrats on a great user meeting - the talks were quite excellent."

"Extremely useful conference."