Pagamon helped a client for the R&D department to evaluate a Big Data initiative and to define its roadmap in the Life Sciences sector

Project outline

  • A business unit of a leader of the food industry has launched a big data initiative
  • The objective is to make available to all R&D experts high-value data and analysis tools through the development of algorithms, or use of the market solutions
  • To assess the profitability of the initiative, the client wants to identify the quantifiable and non-quantifiable benefits in balance with the costs
  • To monitor its deployment plan, the company also wants to define a roadmap covering the entire initiative


Project approach

  • Support to decision makers and operational manager for this initiative
  • Cost / benefit analysis of five pilots (use cases) identified as strategic priorities
  • Development of the business case by meshing a “Top Down“ approach based on benchmarks and expert judgments with a “bottom up” approach generalizing the results of the analyzed use cases
  • Roadmap of the development of the initiative describing:
  • The pillars of the Big Data imitative: data strategy, technology landscape
  • The generalization of high value-added services derived from pilot cases
  • The new analysis tools and this case of use
  • Writing of a document presenting the initiative in all its dimensions: objectives, roadmap, business case, zoom on the early stages …



  • Roadmap to year 1 and perspectives beyond
  • Top Down & Bottom up business case
  • Communication to several R&D decision committees

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