Meet Hema Lakkaraju, advisor to the Data Collaboration Alliance

Updated: Mar 25

Hema Lakkaraju is an international author, speaker, and the CEO and Co-Founder of HAYAG Corp. Hema provides data-driven strategic compliance solutions and consulting services to the healthcare and life sciences industries.

Tell us about yourself

A little bit about myself is that I'm an alchemist and advocate of data-centric compliance. I have been doing it for 12 plus years in the health and life sciences industry for helping both startups and big organizations. I have been an author and a speaker and I still contribute towards the whole purpose of looking through the data-centric view rather than the system-centric or the integration point of view.


So it's a completely new world, but it is going to bring a lot of value for organizations.


What's your relationship with data?

So having been in health and life sciences industry and seeing a transformation over years, we have seen that the industries have become a much more integrated industry.


It's no longer just health industry, no longer just life sciences industry. It's an integration of multiple technologies of the software world, IoT hardware, and so on. Which brings in the question - what is the better way to look at things? Is it just from a system perspective? Is it just from a connecting or integration perspective? What is the best way for an organization to thrive?


I believe the best way for organizations to thrive is to look at it from a data perspective. The data-centric perspective. It's going to bring revenue, it's going to lessen the operational time and cost, and it's going to bring clarity for organizations on who is accountable and not.


And that's what I have been doing in all these, whether it's an IT department or for a product to look at and change the mindset from a traditional way to a data-centric point of view.


Why the Data Collaboration Alliance?

The Data Collaboration Alliance brings in the concept of data centricity where you're looking at it from a data perspective, not from a 'pieces of the puzzle of a system' perspective on integration. It also brings in the concept of accountability and ownership for the modern world and by looking at the data-centric and data ownership and data collaborative perspective, it's going to make at a global scale, much more clear and accountable ownership of data and hence bringing a thriving environment for innovation and bringing a higher, smarter ecosystem overall.


And that's what attracted me. You're not looking at the pieces of the problem, you're looking at the core problem and trying to answer it.


Final thoughts?

Please do check datacollaboration.org, It has a lot of tools and services to offer from free education of understanding what data collaboration is, what it meant to have data ownership and how it's going to impact the trust relationship between the customer and the organization.


There are lots of other upcoming education platforms that you want to checkout, but mostly I would recommend to look and spend some time on datacollaboration.org to understand the vision of data centricity and data collaboration, and how it can impact globally, to thrive innovation and to create a safer sustainable ecosystem.

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