James Golden is a Partner at Accenture in the pharmaceutical R&D practice. His work has included the development of systems and software for the integration and analyses of structured and unstructured healthcare and life science data. Jim's most recent work focuses on "Evidence Based Medicine" - creating a transparent, rather than traditions based, approach to pharmaceutical decision making based on the aggregation and analysis of healthcare data such as electronic medical records and insurance claims data.
Prior to Accenture, Dr. Golden was the Chief Technology Officer of SAIC's Commercial Life Sciences Office where he focused on search and intelligence analysis including unstructured text mining, competitive intelligence and social networks. Previously he has held positions in computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics technology development, market intelligence and business development at IDC, 454 Corporation, CuraGen, and DuPont/Pioneer Hi-Bred.
Dr. Golden is a Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and spent several years on the staff of the Air Force Test Pilot School. Dr. Golden has a B.S. in mathematics and computer science from Rhodes College, Memphis,TN; an M.S. in computer science from the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma, TN; and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University (design and optimization of DNA sequencing devices).
Dr. Golden is interested in all areas of search, NLP, tacit and explicit knowledge management, and computational epistemology, particularly applied to problems in healthcare, quantitative finance, and national security.