BIG PICTURE: THE COGNITIVE AGE
We are fast entering a new age. A worldwide shift as significant as any in history. We call it The Cognitive Age. Combining the collective promise of science, technology and communication. And then making it accessible to all people. Beyond just how we think, communicate or make. The Cognitive Age will usher in a new way of living. Not just about data, but how we use it. Not just about what we can find… But what we can know. And then applying it, in real time. The Cognitive Age is already affecting a wide array of industries. Everything from politics to economics to travel. Applied to the human condition, The Cognitive Age will also see a significant change in health care and, in particular, the treatment of disease. Our experience of this shift will happen both with our senses and through the connected devices that we now use seamlessly for personal and global understanding This is where truly dramatic changes will be felt, at a very human level. No company is better positioned to lead these advancements than NantWorks. It is our single mission to deliver on the true promise of The Cognitive Age.
Mission: Knowledge For All.
This is what drives us.
To show that beyond the evolution of data, science and technology, it is the ability to bring true understanding of complex systems of information to everyone that will truly change how we live.
And by “we,” we mean everyone. Regardless of one’s geography, economic or financial condition. Everyone gains from The Cognitive Age.Also, the amount of things we will be able to receive knowledge from is growing at increasing speeds. From atoms, proteins and genes. From people, communities and global behaviors. Putting it all together in comprehensible and actionable ways is what we do.
This means a doctor treating a cancer patient in Des Moines might be able to access and compare all available information on multiple current or past clinical trials in Shanghai, London and all over the world for someone with the same condition. All in real-time. All from a cell phone.
It means that ALL people might one day be a step ahead (or many steps ahead) of their medical conditions, but also interact with their environment and home in equally knowledgeable ways.
Bringing this level of understanding to everyone is the goal that drives us everyday.
NantWorks is a new kind of company with deep understandings in a wide variety of complex industries, from science to data, communication and mobility. Even media and commerce.
We like to think NantWorks is combing the inventive spirit of Thomas Edison or Leonardo Da Vinci. All at the scale of Bell Labs.
But it is how we bridge those industries and then make collective knowledge available to everyone that truly distinguishes us. And will have the most profound effect. It is, after all, just information until we can deliver it at the “speed of thought.”
This kind of large-scale change takes talent, leadership and an unwavering commitment to solving problems through collaboration and invention.
To manage change at such a level, NantWorks is made up of multiple areas of expertise, all of which collaborate with each other under common goals. We encourage you to take a look at all the areas of NantWorks here. Hopefully, it will illuminate just how committed we are to succeeding at every level.
Leadership & Vision
NantWorks is the vision of Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong: scientist, doctor, inventor and technologist.
The NantWorks name derives from the Apache word, “Nantan,” which means he who speaks for the people. It has always been Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong’s hope and dream to create a company that bridges people’s desire for knowledge with their ability to access it. NantWorks is that dream.