|Marc Bailey, new CEO of Intersect
Marc Bailey at the Intersect Showcase 2014 with, (left to right), Chris Hancock, Luc Betbeder-Matibet, Andrew Powe, Phil McCrea and Kerry Holling.
Intersect’s Board has appointed Marc Bailey to the position of CEO effective 1 May 2015.
Chairman of the Intersect Board, Emeritus Professor Mark Wainwright AM, said, “Marc’s appointment positions Intersect strongly for the next phase of its development: providing operational excellence and researcher focus across new product and service offerings”.
Marc Bailey joined Intersect as Chief Operating Officer in April 2014 from his role as CIO at Macquarie University. A former Director of Intersect, he has served as Director and Treasurer of the Australian Access Federation Inc., Director of AARNET Pty Ltd, as NSW and ACT chair of the Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology.
"The next few years require an even more intimate and transparent partnership with members and customers. We'll look to sustain and improve research returns on earlier investment in Space and Time assets, grow our traditional software and consulting projects and develop emerging data science activities" said Bailey.
"It's very personally fulfilling to be offered the opportunity to serve as Intersect's CEO and lead such an exceptional and motivated team. I'm excited about being all-in for Australian researchers." More of Marc's profile here.
Member Value Reports
As a member-based organisation, it is important for Intersect to communicate its value to members on an ongoing basis. We've taken a fresh look at how we report value and offered a more empirical, quantifiable take on the year gone by. Our new methodology highlights direct translation from activity to value that offers increased relevance to members.
Each new Member Value Report focuses on both those services that can be reliably costed (eg. high performance computing, data storage, training, software engineering) and those services that do not easily lend themselves to costing (eg. advice to researchers, assistance with grant applications, workshops and leveraging of Government funds).
The objective is to provide a comprehensive picture of Intersect's engagement with each member. The Reports for 2014 have been distributed to members as a basis for review and discussion on future directions.
CareTrack Kids project starts
"Newborn Examination 1967" by Nevit Dilmen. CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Development work is about to commence on CareTrack Kids which is a follow-on project from the Caretrack Australia system developed by Intersect in 2011. The original was developed to aid a research team track medical records of participants with known medical conditions across multiple health care providers, analysing care and treatment.
Now the same team has turned its attention to the field of paediatrics and Intersect is helping by building a system that fits that purpose. The Caretrack Kids system will extend the original Caretrack Australia application for use by the Australian Institute for Health Innovation at Macquarie University. A new module for adverse events will be added to the existing platform to sit alongside the conditions/ indicators section.
It is expected the project will be deployed in June.
AURIN Urban Health Data Project up and running
Intersect has commenced work on a project to develop connectivity between AURIN, NECTAR and RDSI e-infrastructure with a focus on health data. Health data is of great interest to the urban research policy and decision-making community. This project will bring medical research data as well as health data available from the National Health Services Directory into the AURIN Workbench.
The project will draw upon the recently funded Australian National Medical Research Data Storage Facility and will look at the potential for making a subset of this data available via the AURIN Workbench through connecting it to the AURIN geo-classification hierarchy.
This will be managed by Intersect in association with UNSW City Futures Research Centre and will utilise NECTAR and RDSI infrastructure developed and maintained by Intersect.
It is expected the project will be deployed in late July making data available to urban researchers, policy and decision-makers via the AURIN online Workbench.