En route to SLAS 2016 in San Diego to talk about ‘Tackling Obstacles to Analytical Knowledge Externalization’ I was struck by the congruity of the breathtaking road I was taking with the topic planned for the Informatics–Data Wrangling session. National Geographic noted the road as “An exhilarating driving experience…In places, the road has narrow shoulders and sharp drop-offs, so stay alert”. The Informatics landscapes of modern science-based organizations also offer remarkable challenges to navigate.
Over the course of the last four months, we have been working with Scientific Computing to publish a series of articles on a subject that we feel very passionately about (and work very close with) at ACD/Labs – the externalization of scientific research and development (read the summary here). Essentially, we used this opportunity to address some key trends specific to this topic from various perspectives in the industry. Now that the series is complete, I wanted to give you an overview of the four articles to paint a broader picture of what we, and some of our customers and partners, are seeing today.
I speak for our organization when I say the entire ACD/Labs team feels continuously connected to the successes of our customers. Like most of you, members of our team have dedicated years to the advancement of chemistry R&D, which has led to many business relationships, and more importantly, personal friendships. It’s not only our business, it’s our passion. On behalf of all of us at ACD/Labs, I would like to wish you a successful year ahead!
I’d like to take a few moments to explore one technology which is the underlying heart of our solutions for scientists involved in NMR. The algorithms of ACD/NMR Predictors are perhaps now the unsung heroes of our software. But after becoming ubiquitous in our products (and that of other companies) is there any way to estimate how useful it is to have access to accurate NMR predictions? And will the advent of quantum computing have an appreciable impact on NMR predictions and interpretation?
For those of you that know me, you may be wondering why I re-joined ACD/Labs; for those that don’t know me yet, let me give you some insight into my return. When I think back on many happy firsts in my life, and I can’t not think about my career experience at the same time. And when I began to contemplate a return to ACD/Labs, the first thing that came to my mind was, of all things, Star Wars and JJ Abrams. Let me explain...
Welcome to our company blog! We’re excited to announce the launch of this entirely new resource created specifically for our loyal ACD/Labs followers. Our posts will appear every few weeks, and they will include new thought provoking content, exclusive company news, and (most importantly) fun and entertaining updates from the ACD/Labs team. Considering today is our first post, we thought we’d start off with some good news! We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce Andrew Anderson, our new VP of Business Development. Andrew joins ACD/Labs from PepsiCo, Symyx before that, and…well… ACD/Labs.