Alan Kotok, Publications, 2009-2012
- Seeking Alpha. GlaxoSmithKline Positioning For
Clinical Trial Data Advantage. 26 November 2012.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) made a key move into an
industry-leading position to reform the clinical trial
process that tests new drugs on human subjects by
making available to outside researchers detailed data
from its own clinical trials.
- SoftXML. Print Advertising Uses XML and E
Business to Do Business. 23 November 2012.
Newspaper and magazines may print their media products,
but they transact their advertising business through
XML and electronic commerce with the AdsML
- American Diplomacy journal, November 2012. Book
review. Public Opinion and International
Intervention: Lessons from the Iraq War, Edited
by Richard Sobel, Peter Furia, and Bethany Barratt,
Potomac Books, 2012. Even majorities of the public in
countries fighting the war in Iraq disapproved of the
venture, which took its toll on relations with the
- SoftXML. XML Tames the Exchange of Investment
Research. 20 October 2012. The Research Information
Exchange Markup Language can't guarantee a good
investment decision, but it can help financial
decision-makers find the information they need.
- SoftXML. XML Standardizes, Simplifies European
Public Agency Procurement. 23 September 2012. The
Pan-European Public Procurement OnLine (PEPPOL)
initiative aims to help companies large and small in
Europe do e-business with any public agency in any EU
country, with much of its technology based on XML.
- Seeking Alpha. Monsanto, Alnylam To Apply Genomics To
Agricultural Pests. 2 September 2012. Agricultural
products company Monsanto (MON) in St. Louis agreed to
license gene-silencing technology from the
biotechnology company Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY) in
Cambridge, Massachusetts, a deal that highlights new
strategic directions for both companies.
- SoftXML. Telecomm Industry Supply Chain
Synchronized with XML. 7 August 2012. A recent
implementation of supply chain transactions in the
telecommunications industry uses XML protocols for
exchanging messages between a mobile phone company in
Europe and its manufacturing contractor in China.
- Seeking Alpha. Nokia Using Open Innovation To Break
Into Mobile Health Sector. 30 May 2012. Nokia
Corporation, a mobile communications developer based in
Finland, unveiled last week a competition for medical
sensing solutions that indicates a new direction for
the company, as well as a novel way of using open
- Seeking Alpha. Minding The Alternative Energy
Commercialization Gap. 7 May 2012. Among the
companies encouraging action on alternative energies
are commercial airlines, who have historically suffered
from world oil price fluctuations, and developers of
bio-based aviation fuel alternatives.
- Seeking Alpha. Health Care Report Connects Dots
Between Genomic Research And Patient Records. 17
April 2012. An editorial in the journal Science
Translational Medicine calls for reducing the
barriers now limiting the connections between research
on the human genome and electronic health records, with
opportunities for businesses in the health care
- Seeking Alpha. New Examples Of Open Innovation To
Stimulate Company R&D. 27 March 2012. Two
announcements in the past two weeks -- by Unilever and
Eli Lilly and Company -- highlight ways companies tap
the wisdom of crowds to supplement their research and
- SoftXML. A Taxing Note About XML. 18 March
2012. As much as we hate to pay taxes, tax authorities
still need to collect them, and in the case of the U.S.
Internal Revenue Service, that collection job is now
made possible by XML.
- Seeking Alpha. Innovations Needed In Both Process And
Product To Revitalize American Manufacturing. 27
February 2012. To revitalize America's
manufacturing base, said speakers at a Brookings
Institution conference in Washington, D.C., the U.S.
needs innovations in the way products are made as much
as innovations that create the next big thing.
- SoftXML. XML Registries Core of New U.S.
Aviation Weather Platform. 5 February 2012. The new
USA air traffic control system called NextGen will be
based on advanced GPS technology, rather than the
current radar-based approach, with a key element of
that system covering weather data organized around an
electronic-business concept called registry and
- Science Business. Commentary: Manufacturing the Health
Care Venture Crisis. 27 November 2011. The National
Venture Capital Association used selected bits and
pieces from its survey to predict a retreat by
investors from U.S. life sciences companies.
- Technorati. Friendly to What Business?. 1
October 2011. If states want the big bucks from big
brains and the benefits they bring, then they need to
make the work being done and people doing the work feel
- Technorati. Health Care Costs and Health Care
Spending -- Not the Same Thing. 11 July 2011. If
you want to control health care spending, you first
have to control health care costs.
- Technorati. Why American Manufacturing Rocks.
19 June 2011. Innovations built on brainpower rather
than race-to-the-bottom cheap labor are propelling
American manufacturing and exports.
- SoftXML. UBL Speaks Volumes About Doing
Business. 21 April 2011. Companies that do business
electronically -- even small businesses -- discover
they deal in multiple markets and thus need to speak
various business languages. That's a key reason for
an OASIS specification called the Universal Business
- SoftXML. A Model for Sharing Data and Stopping
the Bad Guys. 28 March 2011. When issues are
terrorism, criminal justice, and disaster management,
the stakes of "talking to each other" rise
- SoftXML. XBRL: Finance Speaking XML. 13
February 2011. If finance is the language of business,
then XBRL -- the eXtensible Business Reporting Language
-- is the language of finance in XML.
- Technorati. Patents: The Missing Piece for Industry
Clusters. 23 January 2011. Regional industry
clusters may have merit, but they are missing one piece
to jump-start innovation: make it easier to get patents
for their discoveries.
- SoftXML. Entrepreneurs Need XML Now More Than
Ever. 22 January 2011. To give a new business more
of an edge when the going gets tough, the tough get
- Technorati. The Law That Launched a Thousand (More
Like 6,500) Companies. 6 December 2010. The
Bayh-Dole Act successfully connects the brainpower in
American universities to the entrepreneurial and
industrial engines in the American economy.
- Technorati. MIA: Venture Funding for Science Start
Ups. 6 November 2010. "Angel" investors
-- those who traditionally fund start ups -- have
pulled back their support for entrepreneurs.
- Technorati. The War on Science is a War on
Jobs. 10 October 2010. In 2008-2009, during the
worst recession since the 1930s, American scientific
researchers created nearly 1,200 new companies.
- Gerson Lehrman Group News Analysis. Not Your Father's Carbon Capture
and Storage. 3 October 2010. New developments point
to a better outlook for carbon capture and storage
(CCS), the process for removing carbon dioxide (CO2)
from coal-fired power plant emissions. A new design for
the revived FutureGen CCS demonstration project uses a
simpler technology in an existing plant rather than
building a whole new facility as originally planned.
Plus, enterprises are looking at the carbon dioxide
stored by CCS as a potential source for new businesses.
Public Web version.
- Technorati. On Renewable Fuels, the Public is Ahead
of the Beltway. 5 September 2010. While
climate-change legislation remains stalled in the
Senate, American businesses and individuals have
started the switch from fossil to renewable fuels on
their own. And the price of energy seems to be a factor
in making it happen.
- Gerson Lehrman Group News Analysis. Moving Closer to a Biofuels Future.
28 August 2010. The annual U.S. energy audit by
Lawrence Livermore National Lab shows Americans
increased their use of renewable energy sources, which
offers hope that Americans are becoming more aware of
and comfortable with alternatives to fossil fuels. And
recent developments in the science and business of
biofuels should move that process along even further.
Public Web version.
- Gerson Lehrman Group News Analysis. A Challenging Way to Finance
Innovation. 1 August 2010. More foundations,
government agencies, and private companies are holding
innovation challenges that offer rich purses to
generate new ideas to solve tough problems from a wide
range of sources. Public Web version.
- Science Careers. Science Careers Editors' Best of
2009. 25 December 2009.
Science Careers editors selected the articles they
thought best described 2009, a year many scientists
would just as soon forget.
- Science Careers. The Entrepreneurial Bug. 9 October
Three academic scientists tell how they became
afflicted by the drive to commercialize their
- Science Magazine. Newsmakers. Deaths: War Zone.
Volume 323, Number 5913. page 445. 23 January
(subscription required; local PDF copy)
A 36-year-old anthropologist has become the third
social scientist to be killed while working with the
U.S. Army's Human Terrain System in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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