Cognition Corporation is proud to announce two new members of the Cockpit Crew.
Businesses want to validate software to make sure they end up with the best possible product at the end. When management asks, “Validate or fail?” the obvious, and hopefully enthusiastic, answer should be “Validate!” But can they convince engineering to do software validation? Not all companies have the luxury of hiring validation-specific engineers when they need to validate on a non-routine basis, so the regular engineers developing the product need to take on software validation. Overall, it can be a time-consuming project and no engineer really wants to take on this additional task when they have other deadlines to meet. Yet engineers do not want to be stuck validating the behind-the-scenes software they are using to build the products they are working on; they just want it to work, not take them away from their regular projects. Software validation is necessary to confirm it works in the way the company wants, though, and it’s important for the overall success of the products. It can help ensure that products work the way they were designed, and products that work improve profitability.
So for companies that want good and profitable products, why not dramatically increase the chances of success from the get-go? Cognition’s Cockpit
Platform is validated out-of-box by our own Validation Kit. This way, users can have an easier validation experience. The Validation Kit can also be used to re-validate as projects continue or as new projects arise. In addition, the kit is always updated for every major release, so nothing is left behind. It takes most of the engineers’ time out of the software validation equation and gives back their project-oriented time.
Overall, validation can be difficult and confusing, and software validation is no exception to that. We can take the difficulties out of the process. To learn more about how Cognition’s Validation Kit can help organizations like yours, read this white paper about our Validation Kit. (Download below.)
The tables are set, the equipment is arranged, the giveaways (which are secret!) are packed into bags, the music is chosen, and the attendees are registered: we are ready for Cognition’s User Conference (UC) 2017!
Anyone who wants to grow as a person welcomes tips for success. The Resource for Engineering Ventures, or REV as it is known, is an organization out of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Undergraduate and graduate students run the organization, and it is funded by the university. This past February they held an event in association with the Michael J. and Ann Sherman Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship Education at the brand-new Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex, which officially opens in April 2017. Its purpose was to give a chance for students and recent grads who are doing startups to be mentored by business leaders, instead of just focusing on studies. Students, faculty, and business leaders were all mingling and learning. It was quite the experience.
Cognition Corporation’s User Conference 2017 is shaping up to be incredible. We will host a cocktail reception on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00 PM with free drinks and relaxing music for our guests to mingle and to unwind from travel. This year, for the first time, the event will be two days instead of one. User Conference will have over a dozen speakers this year on some exciting topics, such as Human Factors Engineering (HFE).
Cognition held two strategic off-site multi-day meetings in a stunning area of Cape Cod with members of the core development and application engineering leadership teams. Whenever Cognition holds these events, we use the time to get our leadership groups to talk about what the company can do to improve business and employee satisfaction.
Innovation is imperative in the medical device and pharmaceutical worlds. Dr. Arnold Kadish’s experiments with the first prototype of a 'pump'—worn like a backpack—that delivered glucagon as well as insulin in 1963 led Dean Kamen to invent the first wearable infusion pump only a decade later. Thanks to those innovations, Medtronic released its MiniMed Pump, the first of its kind, in the mid-90s, and in 2012, trials for the first implanted artificial pancreases in the US took place. Innovation is imperative, yet many obstacles appear in its way: