The case analysis will evaluate your ability to analyze and report on a case study specific to your area of specialization. Your response to this assessment should include a thorough and detailed analysis of the case study you have been assigned that is well-researched.
Below, you will find the required format and the recommended approach you should take to analyze the case study. A detailed rubric is provided that will provide the grading criteria that will be used to assure you meet the quality guidelines.
The process you should use for analyzing a case study is:

Read all assigned readings, view all videos, and review the grading rubric from ADMG 700 before proceeding.
Review all coursework related to your specialization.
Use the Learning with Cases book (Erskine, Leenders, & Mauffette-Leenders, 2007) to help you work through the case study process.
Read the case study using the Short-Cycle approach to familiarize yourself with the case.
Read the case study using the Long-Cycle approach to analyze the case.
Draft your analysis of the case.
Prepare and submit your analysis following the guidelines listed below.

You will have two weeks to complete your paper. The case study must be completed within the time allowed. Your case study analysis is a multi-page document, written in APA format. You must cite all sources used to support the information written in this paper. Your recommendations must be supported using research and concepts from your specialization coursework. Your case analysis paper should be free from spelling and grammatical errors.
Required Format
Your written analysis should have the following sections:

Title page (in accordance with APA format)
Table of contents
Executive summary
Problem statement
Problem and Data analysis
Key decision criteria
Alternatives analysis and evaluation
Action and implementation plan
Appendices (if any)

Note: Sections 3-11 should be level one headings in your paper.
Case Study Analysis Steps
Analysis of the case should take the following steps:

Draft the problem statement
Analyze the case
Generate alternatives
Develop key decision criteria
Analyze and evaluate alternatives
Recommend and justify the preferred alternative
Developing an action/implementation plan
Write the executive summary

Problem Statement
The problem statement should be a clear, concise statement of exactly what needs to be addressed. At most, it should be two sentences. One sentence is preferred.
You may find yourself rewriting this problem statement several times as you continue with your analysis.
Analyze the Case
When analyzing the case, you should determine how the issues in the case came about, who in the organization is most affected by the issues, any constraints, and any opportunities for improvement. You should NOT be generating or discussing any alternatives. This analysis is should further develop and substantiate your problem statement. This section should be used to summarize the basics of your case analysis. It should not be used to simply retell the case scenario.
Generate Alternatives
Each alternative you develop should offer a different way in which the problem could be resolved. Typically, there are many alternatives that could solve the issues in the case. Some alternatives may be discussed in the case. You should develop your own alternative(s) as well. It is very likely that the alternatives presented in the case are not sufficient to solve the problem. Things to remember at this stage are:

Be realistic.
The alternatives should be mutually exclusive.
Not making a decision pending further investigation is not an acceptable decision for any case study that you will analyze.
If you recommend doing nothing as your strategy, you must provide clear reasons why this is an acceptable alternative.
Avoid providing one desirable alternative and two other clearly undesirable alternatives.
Any alternative should be able to be implemented successfully.

Each alternative should have a level two heading.
Key Decision Criteria
Once the alternatives have been identified, a method of evaluating them and selecting the most appropriate one needs to be used to arrive at a decision. Develop the key decision criteria you will use to select the alternative you wish to implement. These criteria should address the issues/opportunities you have previously identified. Key decision criteria should be:

Related to your problem statement and alternatives.

Each criterion should be a level two heading. A description of the criterion and how it will be used should follow each heading.
Evaluation of Alternatives
Measure each alternative against the key decision criteria. Each alternative should also be a level two heading. Describe how each of the alternatives do not meet, meet, or exceed the key decision criteria. You may also wish to write up a pros-and-cons list for each alternative.
At the end of this section, include a summary table that lists each alternative and the key decision criteria.
Recommend one, and only one, of your alternatives. Justify your recommendation using the key decision criteria that you previously developed.
Action and implementation plan
Discuss how the recommended course of action will be implemented. Include costs, schedule, and scope in this plan. Include any stakeholders and their responsibilities.
Executive summary
The executive summary should summarize the entire analysis and should be written last. It should be directed toward an executive in the organization that is being analyzed. It should stand on its own and not be longer than one page.
The goal of an executive summary is for an executive to be able to read it and make a decision. If the executive wishes more detail, the executive will then read the more detailed analysis.
Process for Analyzing a Case Study (Erskine, Leenders, & Mauffette-Leenders, 2007)
The Short Cycle Process

Quickly read the case. If it is a long case, at this stage you may want to read only the first few and last paragraphs. You should then be able to answer the following questions:

Who is the decision maker in this case, and what is their position and responsibilities?
What appears to be the issue (of concern, problem, challenge, or opportunity) and its significance for the organization?
Why has the issue arisen and why is the decision maker involved now?
When does the decision maker have to decide, resolve, act or dispose of the issue?
What is the urgency to the situation?

Take a look at any exhibits to see what numbers have been provided.
Review the case subtitles to see what areas are covered in more depth.
Review the case questions, if any have been provided.

The Long Cycle Process
The Long Cycle Process consists of:

A detailed reading of the case
An analysis of the case.

When you are doing the detailed reading of the case study, look for the following sections:

Opening paragraph: introduces the situation.
Background information: industry, organization, products, history, competition, financial information, and anything else of significance.
Specific area of interest: marketing, finance, operations, human resources, IT, or integrated
The specific problem or decision(s) to be made.
Alternatives open to the decision maker, which may or may not be stated in the case.
Conclusion: sets up the task, any constraints or limitations, and the urgency of the situation.




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At the beginning of 2016, Herman De Prins, chief information officer (CIO) at global pharmaceutical
company UCB, felt he had made good progress with his data analytics efforts, which focused on
neurology and immunology. Since 2014, he had used an “Analytics as a Service” (AaaS) framework to
guide his efforts, and had employed a number of projects he called “analytics sprints” to inspire the
organization and demonstrate the possibilities of data analytics. Over the past five years, the CIO had
worked hard to transform the company’s information technology (IT) culture from one of IT suppliers to
one of IT entrepreneurs, based on his vision of the future of IT. Still, he could not help feeling a bit
frustrated. The pharmaceutical industry had only begun to use real-world data to create patient value. De
Prins had laid a solid foundation for accelerating IT in this direction, but the process was no longer solely
in his hands. It seemed like the right time to further pull the analytics competency out of the IT domain.

UCB’s chief executive officer (CEO) had invited De Prins to join the March 2016 executive meeting in
Shanghai, China, to discuss the company’s strategy and especially De Prins’s views on digitalization. He
pulled a piece of paper out of his desk and started jotting down possible arguments for the following:
Why was this the right time for UCB to move to the next stage with analytics? Ideally, which decisions
would the executive team make?


Rising economic and demographic stresses on health care systems were forcing health care providers to
improve their performance. Health care was considered ripe for change, and digital technologies were
ready to be part of that change. New competitors such as Apple Inc., Google, Samsung Electronics Co.
Ltd., and International Business Machines (IBM) were moving into health care. By 2015, patients had
become much less dependent on their doctors for advice, and health had become a major search category
on mobile devices. The vast amount of health information available online and in applications (apps)—
more than 90,000 items in the iTunes store alone—made patients feel empowered. Governments and
payers, driven by economic constraints and aging populations, were putting pressure on pharmaceutical
companies to reduce costs; if they wanted to retain market access and premium pricing, companies
needed to demonstrate the value of their drugs using real-world data, not only data from controlled trials.

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Analysts argued that the use of real-world data would enable companies to tackle major health care
challenges such as compliance and chronic disease management, and would help them create hundreds of
billions of dollars in value. Digital technologies and data enabled providers to move beyond simply
selling drugs to take a more holistic approach to patient health. However, the use of patient data had to
comply with global regulations that protected patients and privacy. Pharmaceutical companies like UCB
needed authorization from regulatory bodies to leverage the large amounts of data they would be
analyzing, combining from multiple sources, and sharing with other organizations. De Prins was well
aware that, when it came to their use of data, these companies were strictly regulated. He stated,
“Machine learning and data solutions came with all sorts of new challenges for us. For example, cognitive
computing algorithms could potentially suggest off-label therapies, although this was the prerogative of
doctors. Life science and tech companies would have to tackle this.”


UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Belgium, focused on developing innovative
medicines and therapies for people living with severe diseases of the immune system (for example,
osteoporosis and lupus) or the central nervous system (for example, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease). In
2015, the company generated revenue of €3.88 billion.1 Four key medicines accounted for 79 per cent of
its global net sales. UCB had 7,800 employees in 40 countries and employed over 1,000 research and
development (R&D) staff in its two research centres in the United Kingdom and Belgium, spending 27
per cent of its revenues on research.

When Jean-Christophe Tellier became CEO in 2015, the organization introduced its patient value
strategy. This transformation reflected a fundamental shift from being paid for the volume of care it
delivered to being paid for patient value. Tellier summarized the strategy as “connecting the patient to the
science, connecting the science to the solutions, and connecting the solutions back to the patient” (see
Exhibit 1). The new business strategy reoriented UCB to strive for long-term patient value outcomes and
to integrate patients’ insights throughout the operating model. Growth was centred on four patient value
units—neurology, immunology, bone disorders, and new medicines—representing different patient
populations. These were supported by unified practice units (centres of excellence), functional units, and
global operations (see Exhibit 2).

Innovation leading to differentiated medicines that secured future sustainability continued to be at the
heart of UCB. However, Tellier recognized that radical changes were taking place in the health care
ecosystem, as adaptive, innovative competitors made use of advanced information technologies. Tellier
commented on the importance of growing digital capabilities: “The ‘average patient’ would no longer
exist—and data would be the linchpin for realizing this. But we hadn’t integrated digital into the fabric of
the business yet. We were just at the beginning of our patient value transformation journey.”

UCB knew it could not become the patient-preferred biopharmaceutical leader by acting alone. Thus, it
adopted a network approach to innovation as an important pillar of its new strategy, expanding and
strengthening external connections, combining competitive strengths, and learning co-operatively. For
example, UCB reinforced existing ties with universities such as Harvard, Cambridge, and University of
Leuven. It partnered with companies such as Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies (to collaborate on
wearables and data visualization tools), MC10 Inc. (to prototype a device that used wearable sensor
patches and a patient diary app to monitor Parkinson’s symptoms), and IMS Health and Synthesio (to
advance social listening capabilities to enhance patients’ experiences—for example, by identifying patient

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issues and monitoring adverse effects). In 2016, UCB opened a new U.S. solution accelerator in Atlanta,
extending an earlier collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) that gave UCB
access to the institute’s state-of-the-art machine learning and advanced analytics resources.


In a historic event in February 2011, IBM’s supercomputer Watson won the popular television quiz show
Jeopardy! against two of the show’s all-time human champions. A few months later, De Prins began to
explore using Watson to support clinical decision making in caring for patients with epilepsy, a disease
that afflicted 65 million people worldwide. A combined IBM–UCB team developed a prototype system
(see Exhibit 3) that translated massive amounts of epilepsy patient data and scientific literature into
insights that health care providers could consult at the point of care to inform themselves about alternative
treatment decisions. This experience with Watson sparked De Prins to realize that data and analytics
would revolutionize health care.

That same year, De Prins introduced a program called The Future of IT to clarify the role of IT at UCB
going forward. De Prins wanted to prepare his IT organization for the “new digital normal.” Technologies
such as cloud computing, 3D printing, and cognitive computing were ushering in a new age of
technology-dominant competition. He was convinced that IT departments that merely consisted of staff
and project managers who controlled budgets and supplied business demands would be unsuccessful.

“The Future of IT” program included five principles:

 “We promise quality:” IT’s credibility depends on quality service, so IT needs to continue to
emphasize the importance of quality as demand and cost pressures increase.

 “Everyone is a specialist:” IT people cannot know a little about everything. Every employee needs
to be a technology specialist—whether it’s in analytics, medical devices, health care IT, or mobile.
IT needs to be so good at [its] core business—technology—that [it] cannot be ignored.

 “We work as a team:” A strong foundation of collaboration enables specialists, spanning both
IT and business, to combine their best-in-class skills to deliver new customer value.

 “We innovate in a timely manner:” The process of innovation is rapid and end-to-end:
brainstorm lots of ideas, develop some into options, evaluate quickly, and get the best
solutions to market fast. Everyone has a licence to innovate.

 “We talk value of IT:” IT people are appreciated because they talk about creating business
value, not technology resources. IT markets its business value, not just its activities.

With these five principles established, the CIO had a solid basis for moving forward. At the end of 2012,
De Prins decided it was time to build an advanced analytics capability. It started small, with an investment
in three full-time equivalents on the IT budget, but the ambition ran high.


At UCB, a great deal of data was available internally across the entire value chain—from R&D to
commercial processes to operations. All internal entities produced data, and some (for example, drug
trials, evidence-based medicine, and commercial business intelligence) used it intensively to manage their
processes. Still, data was usually exploited only for primary uses—that is, managed in specific contexts
for particular purposes. Innovation, such as The Future of IT, aimed to employ advanced analytics
methods to make that data available for secondary uses—that is, to explore the potential of the data for
value innovation beyond the original context. This entailed working across the many internal data silos.

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At the same time, the availability of health care-related data from sources outside the organization was
exploding: this included data from health care providers (for example, admissions data, lab results, and
genomic data), public and private payers (for example, payment data and information about treatment
claims), suppliers (for example, industry intelligence and market research), digital patients (for example,
social media and geolocation details), and smart devices (for example, data on gestures and biometrics).
UCB’s IT leadership realized early on that true value innovations would come from tapping into this
wealth of external data. Big data was important to a patient-centred approach to health care, or patient-
centricity (see Exhibit 4). For that reason, UCB needed convenient ways to mix and match external and
internal data and to team up with external parties to exploit data in new ways.

In January 2013, a visioning exercise gave rise to a conceptual framework for the AaaS capability (see
Exhibit 5). The intention of the capability was captured in three objectives:

 “Data is a corporate asset (Share):” Data is an asset in its own right, managed to be broadly
and conveniently accessible, enabling all sorts of collaborations to create valuable solutions.
Insights from data and other data products are continuously shared so that they can be reused
efficiently by the corporate community.

 “Experimentation is key (Explore):” An environment is provided for swift and agile
exploration, allowing analytics initiatives self-service by conveniently pulling in multiple
internal and external data sources and using all sorts of analytics tools.

 “Learning is the key (Promote):” Best practices for conducting successful analytics initiatives
are actively and constantly scouted out and quickly replicated across the organisation.

To reach these three objectives, three enabling investments were proposed:

 “Amplify portal:” This was meant to be the central point of reference for all analytics
initiatives, which would provide the latest news, serve as an app store for data and data
products (for example, code, algorithms, and analytics solutions), host data labs, and enable
knowledge management.

 “Data labs:” These were sandbox environments where analytics teams could experiment with
data. A data lab would exist for a fixed period of time and would be decommissioned once
the exploration was complete. The results (for example, project descriptions, documentation,
and products) would be documented on Amplify.

 “Method:” An agile data experimentation approach was coupled with a strong delivery
model. The method would stimulate searches for business value rather than undirected data
exploration and would allow for fast learning and iterative insight building.

A small, dedicated advanced analytics team would take charge of implementing the framework and
stimulating its adoption throughout the enterprise.


For the AaaS vision to work, it had to transcend the IT function and challenge conventional ideas about
what UCB could and should do in the interests of patients, employees, and shareholders. It was necessary
to establish a framework and culture that would encourage innovating with analytics. Arnaud Lieutenant,
IT director of advanced analytics, explained:

We made sure everyone understood that we would not build a big “data warehouse,” which
would mean spending a lot of time putting a lot of data in one place, establishing all of the
enablers, and then asking what we could do with this data. Instead, we would be “opportunistic”

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and reverse the process: first brainstorm possible value opportunities and then gather data
efficiently to explore with analytics techniques. Our roadmap for building the framework would
follow suit—and be equally opportunistic.

Installing a culture of innovating with analytics was the real ambition. Lieutenant was convinced that the
best way to build this culture was to make people experience the value of analytics early and often. This
meant that the AaaS team would sell the value of the framework while building it—one valuable analytics
experience at a time.

Using his consulting skills, Lieutenant started by approaching departments throughout the organization—
including research, manufacturing, marketing, finance, market access, clinical, and pharmacological—
looking for possible quick analytics wins. As it turned out, opportunities were everywhere: for example,
R&D could use analytics to select better targets and reduce downstream failures; operations could use it to
minimize inventory and respond to unexpected events; and commercial units could use it to optimize the
field force and create analytics-driven adherence. Lieutenant ended up with a list of 50 potential projects; he
assessed these based on several criteria, including availability of a sponsor, type of data and analytics
method, maturity of the team, scope, and the balance between the potential benefit and effort required for
success. He was looking for projects that would quickly show people how analytics could be useful—
making them receptive to the idea of using new data sources and a new method of data experimentation to
address their challenges.

“Sprints,” each limited to 30 days and 50 person-days of work, would be used to drive interest. The
process always started by clarifying, from a customer and business-value point of view, the “golden
question”: Why should we undertake this project? In a short first phase, the team and the project
sponsor(s) scrutinized this value question through a preliminary data scan, which also allowed for an early
feasibility check. The project would not proceed to the rest of the sprint process without its value first
being sufficiently established (see Exhibit 6).

In June 2013, Lieutenant received a budget of €500,000 for a first set of analytics sprints, targeted to be
finished by the end of the year. The money was used to contract a consulting firm to bring in thought
leaders and data scientists. Lieutenant commented,

They were the only contender that guaranteed quick and cost-effective on-boarding of delivery
resources—data scientists—[who] could work in flexible sprints with very short project lead
times. By giving us an extremely good price for top data scientists, they showed that they wanted
to invest in this. The money also bought us access to their key experts—also in the life sciences—
from all over the world.

The contract with the consultancy was extended twice, and 15 showcase analytics sprints were completed
by the end of 2014 (see Exhibit 7).


In September 2014, Lieutenant felt a clear sense of accomplishment. The sprints had captured the
imagination of the entire organization, including those in the executive suite: “Everyone had heard of the
fancy analytics team in IT. We no longer had to go out; people started coming to us with their ideas.”
However, this was hardly enough. A colleague summed things up as follows:

Slide shows were almost all we had come up with. So, people said, “Great, now I understand big
data.” But they were not ready to commit to a new way of making decisions. They still had too

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many questions—“What’s the real impact on my work? Is this really better? How robust is this
thing? Could they actually do this themselves? Won’t it just increase my costs?”—and so on. In
sum, it was not them innovating.

Lieutenant had clearly felt the business’s reluctance to implement the changes required for exploiting the
value demonstrated through these showcases, no matter how powerful the results appeared to be on a
slide. As he noted, “People in pharma needed more rigorous proof. That’s why we needed a more
elaborate A/B testing, more proof of real impact.” Thus, sprints were extended to include “value runs:”
the potential value of a project was demonstrated through an initial sprint; then an A/B test was done to
prove that the new decision was better than the old one; and finally, the insights were embedded into the
work process (see Exhibit 8).

The use of consultants had provided quick results, but the conclusion was that it did not help UCB
employees internalize the learnings. With outsiders performing the data science, the sprints did not inspire
the necessary trust in potential business sponsors. To grow closer to the business and engage in deeper co-
learning, Lieutenant was granted his own team of five new staff members with strong data science
profiles. Project staffing was also reconsidered: data scientists alone could not take projects from
prototype to embedded and industrialized end product, so domain experts and legal and compliance staff
(and possibly other stakeholders) had to be involved from start to finish to put innovations to work.
Solution industrialization—guaranteeing scalability, maintainability, and robustness—required other IT
department teams to step in as well. Value runs would be driven by multifunctional teams.

Value runs also needed stronger business ownership—business leaders who were prepared to “go all the
way,” take risks, and act as ambassadors of the new culture of using analytics to compete. Gillian
Cannon, president of UCB’s North American operations, was one of these leaders:

I believed in data exploration to reinvent our business, to look at value from a broader patient
perspective. And I was committed to making it work. But to make it work, you had to solve two
problems: First, pharma was a complex high-risk business, but retained relatively high margins,
compared to other sectors being disrupted. Creating a sense of urgency was more difficult.
Second, we had this culture around data that was challenging: as business people, we didn’t want
data, we wanted insights. But as a result, we’d rather buy insights than deal with the complexity
of owning data and investing in deriving insights in new ways. The majority of the people in the
pharma industry were not yet ready to throw their traditional methods overboard.

If people were not open to using data, they would never see the value of it. Cannon believed that while
learning this new, cross-silo way of working with data might at first be expensive, not working this way
would almost certainly be devastating in the longer term.

That was not the only cultural hurdle to be overcome. Regulatory compliance was also deeply rooted in
organizational routines. Although regulators around the world were also modernizing, they were still far
from catching up with the “beyond the pill” business vision. How liberal could UCB really afford to be
with data? Since everything around compliance and privacy was still very uncertain, many preferred the
status quo. Others, however, wondered whether new entrants such as Google or Apple Inc. would be held
to the same strict standards that big pharma was when it came to using patient data.

The advanced analytics team also returned to the AaaS vision: in addition to producing solutions for
particular business cases, it used value runs to create data products—reusable data assets that were made
available on the open Amplify platform. De Prins explained that this was essential:

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I wanted the team to show the business that they were capable of building actual software
products. This allowed them to showcase their capabilities, not with reference to projects, but to
real products. They ended up filing several software patents. Not that I wanted them to become a
software company, but to show that they could do this. The result: the team’s status was upgraded
to a credible delivery partner, at least as good as—no, better than—one found on the market.

The ultimate vision was to build a platform that used application programming interfaces (APIs) to make
data products available as a pluggable backbone for collaborative development. These APIs—
combinations of protocols, routines, and tools—needed to be designed to allow internal and external
analytics teams to use the data products themselves. At the start of 2015, to figure out how this worked,
UCB became a member of a collaborative platform at Georgia Tech, where multiple companies worked
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Transforming UCB into a true digital enterprise entailed more than filtering signals from the data noise;
the signals needed to be amplified as well. This task involved creating a technological architecture and
data portal. Most importantly, it also involved stimulating broad-based participation on this platform,
leveraging the energy, ideas, and skills of analytics amateurs and experts in and around UCB. The
ambition was to make analytics skills an integral part of the UCB make-up—democratizing analytics,
rather than letting it remain the prerogative of a small group of experts. While these experts owned the
foundations of the analytics capability—“things that ensured consistency for a minimum viable
structure,” as De Prins put it—they were not the owners of the analytics capability as such. The entire
UCB community was needed to realize the transformation.


The meeting in Shanghai was an ideal opportunity for De Prins to prepare the leadership to take UCB to
the next stage of capability maturity. The CIO was proud of what Lieutenant and his team had achieved.
They were true poster children for The Future of IT. Their work was not complete, but as De Prins
glanced over the words he had prepared to summarize their accomplishments, the moment seemed just
right for the next evolutionary step.

The context at UCB also seemed right. Since the beginning of 2015, the organization had been
reconfigured to match the new CEO’s patient value strategy. Everyone at UCB was in the process of re-
thinking patient value and synthesizing their roadmap for the next round of growth. Discussions of digital
transformation had become more prominent, and De Prins had surfed this wave productively to drive
home the message that “there is no such thing as a digital strategy, just business strategies for a digital
world.” Digital-age pharmaceutical companies were good at (1) engaging omnichannel customers, (2)
working with connected patients and stakeholders, and (3) competing with analytics and big data. The
leadership had heard the CIO.

“Focus?” was the last thing De Prins had written down. With digital capabilities becoming hotter at UCB,
significantly more people would want to experiment with data. That was great, the CIO believed, but it
was also potentially problematic if not properly managed: “Imagine if everyone at UCB today built their
own individual analytics capabilities, hired their own data scientists. . . . The company would end up
spending a lot of money but be left with fragmented efforts and shallow competences.”

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De Prins needed to figure out how to advise the executive team to reach the next level of impact with
analytics, especially in view of this paradoxical relationship between stimulating bottom-up
experimentation and guaranteeing enterprise focus. What was the ideal balance between empowerment
and control? How would UCB drive resource allocation? Where in the organization would the analytics
roles and responsibilities reside? What would be the essential differences between the situation today and
this next level?

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Public &
Private Payers

Providers Suppliers

Control Cost

Optimize Revenue

Treatment, Claims, & Payment
Clinical Outcomes Data
Leading Practices Data
Program Effectiveness Data
Population/Disease Data

Prescription Data
Lab Data
Radiological Data
Product Utilization Data
Treatment Protocol Data
Genomic Data

Drug Safety and Efficacy Data
Medical Device Efficacy Data
Clinical Trial Data
Recipe, Sales, & Marketing Data
Market Research Data

Supply Chain Data
Industry Intelligence Data
Benchmarking Data
Market Research Data

Admissions Data
Physician Profile Data
Benchmarking Data
Evidence-Based Meds Data
Clinical Research Data

Epidemiological Data
Patient Profile Data
Market Research Data
Genomics Data
Clinical Trial Data
Data from Other Basic Research

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 Investigate the
relations between data
to find new insights.

 Automate for the

Output: Business Outcomes

It is all based on a
golden question.




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AaaS Framework

Share Explore Promote

Menu on Support and
Data Data Hub & Analytics

the Door Access Promotion of
Insight Data Insight

(Data Layer Effective Use
Sharing Collection Generation

Model) of Analytics


Amplify Data Lab Method







Identify and
understand data to
Prepare the data
and build the lab.

Output: Data

Explore, discover, …
Find relations
between data.

Output: Insights

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Promotor scoring — Text analytics
Better understand physician relationships from customer
dialogue program verbatim (15 countries). Identify root causes
to drive improvement actions.

Optimize the way UCB
interacts with physicians.

Epilepsy Watson — Cognitive computing
Prototype of a decision support tool that predicts and
recommends the best possible treatment for epilepsy patients.

Optimize treatment for
individual patients.

Increase efficiency of UCB’s
complex supply chain.

Talent identification — Network analytics
Scout for the best talent operating in the bone field, science,
market access, or commercial capacities.

Give UCB an edge in the
war for talent.

Patent mining — Network analytics
Better qualify competitive patents, go from 20,000 potentially
interesting patents to about 200 highly interesting patents.

Increase control over
UCB‘s competitive

Lead time optimization — Predictive analytics
Provide planners with a recommendation engine to evaluate
future lead times and decrease risk of out of stock situations.

Source: Company documents.


Sprints A-B test /


Hunting the insight Putting the insight to work

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Weighted Results

Cost DC 2 DC3

Weight% 30 40 30 100

Alternative 1 0

Alternative 2 0

Alternative 3 0

This is just a description of the rankings

Ideal 1

Acceptable 2

Not Acceptable 3

Cost DC2 DC3

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Alternative 1 Alternative 2 Alternative 3 EXAMPLE COST DECISION CRITERION

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There are three criteria and each of the ratings will be given a calculated weight equal to 100%. The higher the weight, the more important the decision criteria is. Each criteria will also be rated on a scale of 1 to 3; 1 = an ideal solution, 2 = an acceptable solution, and 3 = an unacceptable solution.

Cost – 30%

Each alternative will be measured on the cost to implement, which includes internal, external, and capitalized costs.

Step 1 ·      Any alternative that falls under $25,000 will be rated a 1.

List Key Critiera horizontally and Alternatives vertically ·      Any alternative that falls between $25,000 and $50,000 will be rated a 2.

Enter in the percentage each criteria was valued at ·      Any alternative that exceeds $50,000 will be rated a 3.

Enter in rating; ideal, acceptable, not acceptable (1,2,3)

Step 2

Calculation: Each rating (1,2,3) divided by key decision criteria percentage

Do this for every Alternative

To create the chart:

List alternatives horizontally and and value of the total provided by the calculation for each alternative

Click Insert, select chart, voila!

Alternative Analysis and Evaluation

Percentage [VALUE]%



Alternative 1 Alternative 2 Alternative 3 0 0 0

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