Collisions inspire creativity.
That sounds counter intuitive, but across human history great innovations have occurred when great ideas, different cultures and even companies have been brought together.
Collisions are confirming the way we understand the world around us. In 2013, CERNs Large Hadron Collider (LHC) more than likely confirmed the existence of the Higgs boson (a key component of the standard model of physics) by accelerating and colliding protons.
The Higgs boson eluded physicists since its existence was first postulated in the 1960’s. While the practical applications for this discovery, if any, are yet to be determined, the technological advances brought about by building the LHC have been remarkable.
For example, Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) is helping to specifically target and destroy cancer cells in lieu of chemotherapy drugs and radiation treatments that target larger areas of the body thereby destroying healthy tissue. The strides made in synchrotron technology (i.e. the devices used to accelerate protons) in the LHC have been adapted to develop smaller more cost effective and reliable PBT machines, thereby making this treatment more widely available.
As another example, consider the collaboration between Bayer MaterialScience and ThyssenKrupp and their 2013 announcement of a new technology to produce chlorine – an extremely energy intensive process. Bayer designed cathodes will be installed in ThyssenKrupp designed electrolysis cells to provide up to 30% saving in electricity consumption. A very significant reduction and the result of bringing together two companies with different experience and technologies
Here at Endellion we collide data to better understand the world around us.
We have been working for the past 3 years to improve the way we interpret data, in particular data associated with industrial processes. We’ve discovered that numerical data is so much more useful when you are able to combine it with written observations / interpretations of what is occurring in a process at a specific time. Interpretations provide context to the numbers.
By bringing together (colliding) numerical and text based data and visualising the results, we are able to interrogate and uncover insights that span decades in a matter of days.
This kind of insight simply can’t be found using spreadsheets.
We’re able to leverage the corporate knowledge many think lost when experienced people leave a business. We collide and interpret your data to:
- Unlock hidden business value.
- Drive creative decision making.
- Focus your people on the areas of the business that matter.