Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 15 - Page 8

NEWS Finnish AI software improves cancer patient care Orange acquires SecureData to increase international cybersecurity reach and expertise R adiotherapy plays an important role in cancer treatment. For each cancer patient receiving radiation treatment, a detailed treatment plan is compiled to determine where and how radiotherapy is delivered. Factors to consider in a treatment plan include the size and location of the tumour, as well as possible metastases. Thus far, a physician has had to define the radiotherapy target by manually delineating structures onto multiple X-ray image slices of the patient. These images can range in the hundreds and the plotting of critical tissue structures in the dozens, leading to a time-consuming process that is prone to errors. MVision’s AI has been trained with image sets from hundreds of patients, allowing the software to delineate critical tissue structures automatically for a physician to review and approve. “AI in radiation treatment planning benefits cancer patients all around the world,” said CEO of MVision, Mahmudul Hasan. “On January 23rd, we started with radiotherapy treatment planning using AI in two hospitals; the Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy at the Turku University Hospital (Tyks) and the Docrates Cancer Center in Helsinki. The initial deployment of the AI software is aimed at prostate cancer patients, but soon the software will accommodate other cancer sites as well, including head and neck cancers, and breast cancer.” “AI speeds up a physician’s job and allows for repeated and uniform treatment plans on a hospital level, not only on an individual physician’s level. With a high number of cancer patients, having quick treatment planning can also help with waiting times,” said Professor and Head of Tyks Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, Heikki Minn. 8 INTELLIGENTCIO O range has announced the acquisition of SecureData Group for an undisclosed amount. The UK-based company, SecureData, is one of the largest independent cybersecurity service providers in the UK, the first market in Europe. The company has a 25-year track record of providing integrated cybersolutions designed to assess risks, detect threats, protect customer’s IT assets and respond to security incidents. The company’s elite consulting arm, SensePost, has a worldwide reputation for its expertise in cybercriminality, security research and penetration testing. The company recorded annual revenues of circa €50 million in 2018 and has experienced consistent growth rates of approximately 20% since 2016. With over 200 employees in the UK and South Africa and a well-respected management-team, the company is well- positioned on the strategically-key British and Anglophone cybersecurity market. By offering improved access to this crucial market, SecureData constitutes an opportunity to expand Orange’s capabilities, particularly in Europe. Through additional technical cooperation, SecureData will help reinforce Orange’s strategic position in cyberdefence by bringing a new source of expertise and innovative technology. SecureData also boasts an advanced cyber-SOC (Security Operations Centre) in the UK that will reinforce Orange Cyberdefense’s international reach by building upon the existing network of nine cyber-SOCs dedicated to monitoring and responding to security breaches on behalf of its customers.