St. Petersburg EDC partners with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and USF-St. Petersburg to host ‘Big Data Analytics’

  1. PETERSBURG, Fla.-(June 27, 2018) - The St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) partnered with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and the USF-St. Petersburg Kate Tiedemann College of Business (KTCOB) to host, ‘Big Data Analytics.’ The event, held at KTCOB’s Lynn Pippenger Hall, featured Johns Hopkins All Children’s’ Hospital’s data science team who presented their innovative healthcare informatics model that is transforming medical practices around the world and can be applied similarly to other industries.

 “Artificial Intelligence models developed in St. Petersburg by Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, will help children all over the world,” said Mohamed Rehman, M.D., chair of the Department of Anesthesia at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and professor of anesthesiology and critical care and pediatrics (pending academic review) with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “We act locally but think globally.”

Dr. Rehman was joined by Luis Ahumada, Director of Predictive Analytics at Johns Hopkins All Children’s who shed insight on how the leading pediatric hospital uses big data and predictive analytics to provide children the highest quality of care possible at the lowest cost. By predicting risk and analyzing even the most cutting-edge processes, Johns Hopkins All Children’s data science team improves physicians’ decision making and implements the most appropriate care processes.

"What St. Petersburg develops, the world uses," Dr. Rehman said.

“Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is a staple not only of our innovation district, but of our region at large,” J.P. DuBuque, President, St. Petersburg EDC said. “The work they are doing has as great of an impact on the healthcare industry as it does to those in financial services and manufacturing, alike.”

In addition to USFSP students, SRI-International, St. Petersburg College, and VHB were among the nearly forty local business leaders in attendance at the event.

‘Big Data Analytics’ marks the third data analytics- exclusive event hosted by the EDC-USFSP partnership over the preceding three months and is part of an effort to strengthen the already thriving data analytics industry in St. Petersburg, which has been identified by the City’s Grow Smarter Strategy as a target sector primed for the most growth.

“Our partnership with the St. Pete EDC has led to the implementation of two new programs within our Data Analytics track that will ensure the local talent pool is best prepared to meet the needs of local growing companies,” Dr. Sri Sundaram, Dean, USFSP said. “The information Johns Hopkins All Children’s team provided is invaluable to our students and the local business community.”

The St. Petersburg EDC looks forward to providing support to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to ensure their growth and success in the City. USFSP and the St. Petersburg EDC are planning the next Data Analytics-exclusive event for the fall of 2018.


About the St. Petersburg Economic Development Corporation

The St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation, a private-public partnership between over 40 investors and the City of St. Petersburg, is a partner in the Grow Smarter Strategy to create awareness of the business climate in St. Petersburg and to invigorate the growth of jobs in the target sectors of marine and life sciences, data analytics, financial and business services, specialized manufacturing and creative arts and design. For more information, visit

About Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg is a leader in children’s health care, combining a legacy of compassionate care focused solely on children since 1926 with the innovation and experience of one of the world’s leading health care systems. The 259-bed teaching hospital, ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Childrens Hospital, stands at the forefront of discovery, leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases while training the next generation of pediatric experts. With a network of Johns Hopkins All Childrens Outpatient Care centers and collaborative care provided by All Childrens Specialty Physicians at regional hospitals, Johns Hopkins All Childrens brings care closer to home. Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital consistently keeps the patient and family at the center of care while continuing to expand its mission in treatment, research, education and advocacy. For more information, visit

About USF St. Petersburg

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) is a separately accredited, research-active institution within the USF System. USFSP offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in three colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education. USFSP is recognized for its significant commitment to community involvement and civic engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

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