30 May, 2014
Company NameVia Science
Big Data Landscape CategoryAnalytics and Visualization
Via Science is a computer tech company with a platform called REFS (Reverse Engineering and Forward Simulation) that processes and analyzes data. REFS has been built to perform predictive business analytics, especially what the company calls “complex” predictive analytics, that is: analytics that predict when an event will occur, provide an explanation of the event’s cause and discover how the user might control the event to his or her benefit. To accomplish this, REFS applies Bayesian statistics on massively parallel supercomputers.
Founder: Colin Hill
CEO: Colin Gounden
2000: Via Science founded, specializing in the healthcare industry
2011: Via Science acquires predictive analytics company Dataspora
2013: Colin Gounden replaces co-founder Colin Hill as president and CEO: Via Science positions itself to move into new verticals, specifically: energy, consumer packaged goods, telecommunications and retail
Via Science is headquartered in in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The company also has an office in Montreal, Canada.