About

About Tom Ling

I’m an experienced pharmaceutical and healthcare industry analyst and consultant, offering market research, data analytics and consulting services through my limited company, Capalytic. I have a record of success deploying analytics methodologies in Excel and Python using healthcare data assets. I’m currently actively looking for my next role (contract and permanent roles considered).

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My data science journey (so far)

  • I was born in Malaysia but grew up in Scotland and Wales. At school my interests were oriented towards mathematics, science and information technology. I taught myself to write simple programs and games in MSWLogo during this period.
  • In 2009 I graduated from the University of Cambridge as a preclinical medicine graduate. I went on to train in clinical medicine at St. George’s, University of London (SGUL). As a medical student, I was particularly technically focused; I kept my study notes in a personal wiki powered by the same software as Wikipedia. (To my knowledge I was the only medical student doing this at the time.)
  • I left SGUL in 2013 to join Visiongain, a business intelligence provider, where I worked as a pharmaceutical industry analyst and then a senior analyst and consultant. In this role I wrote reports and forecasts for a range of pharmaceutical and medical devices markets.
  • In 2015 I joined IMS Health as an Analyst and then Senior Analyst. I wrote market reports and forecasts of the markets for central nervous system therapies such as Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
  • In 2017 I completed my BSc in Economics and Mathematical Sciences from the Open University.
  • Also in 2017, I joined the Analytics Center of Excellence within IQVIA (the new parent company of IMS Health, following a merger between IMS Health and Quintiles). In my new role as Consultant, I designed and implemented the methodology used by the team to estimate the distribution of patient populations among UK hospitals, based on IQVIA data and external data sources. These analyses were used to speed up recruitment into clinical trials and contributed to over 330m USD in new business awarded to IQVIA.
  • I left IQVIA in 2019 to set up my contractor company, Capalytic, in order to take on contract roles in market research, data analysis and consulting. See below for enquiries and how to get in touch!

My interests

In my spare time:

  • I’m teaching myself Data Science through my own curriculum of online courses recommended by David Venturi. This is expected to be equivalent to studying data science as a masters degree.
  • I’m developing my own interactive fiction games using the JavaScript-based engine Twine 2.
  • I’m taking improvised comedy classes with the Free Association, which have greatly improved my confidence in speaking and giving presentations.
  • I also enjoy reading, running, board games, theatre, films and travel.

Enquiries

To discuss opportunities, visit the Capalytic website or find me on LinkedIn.