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Leadership Spotlight: Aisha Lewit

Aisha Lewit, Sales Enablement Lead at Maven Wave, has come a long way — literally. From her country roots in New England to her city life in California (and plenty of international travel in between), it’s safe to say Lewit doesn’t shy away from adventure

BI and AI: A Powerful Combination

Business intelligence and artificial intelligence tools can make your job a little easier — actually, a lot easier. Let’s take a look at the differences between BI and AI, the benefits of each, and how they work together to make a positive impact on your productivity and decision-making.

Modern Cloud Governance

Poorly-governed cloud instances not only expose businesses to undue security risks and untethered costs but also significantly limit the innovation potential provided by modern cloud infrastructure.

Leadership Spotlight: Brad Foster

From being a father to running his own home renovation company, there’s no question that Brad Foster, Head of Digital Transformation at Atos (Maven Wave’s parent company), wears many hats. At Atos, Foster focuses on building teams that deliver quick results to customers and has been a part of many start-up companies.

Wavelength: Celebrating Pride the Maven Way

While every day should be a celebration of pride and an opportunity to honor and embrace the uniqueness of who you are, Pride Month is a very special time for the LGBTQ+ community — including here at Maven Wave.

What Is Data Observability? Does It Live Up to the Hype?

Data, data, and more data: In today’s landscape, data is driving critical decisions and is considered the lifeblood of an organization. With an increasingly digital economy, more and more enterprises are making key financial and customer decisions based on data input...

Leadership Spotlight: Todd Truesdell

Summer is nearly upon us in the Midwestern US, and for folks around these parts, that can only mean one thing: heading outside and soaking up some rays. For Todd Truesdell, Partner at Maven Wave, that means hitting the golf course and cheering on his daughter at one of her many sporting events.

IGNITE Analyst Spotlight: Caitlyn Tien & Quincy Alves

In June 2020, Maven Wave kicked off its pilot development program for new grads IGNITE. The mission: Offering recent university graduates “the opportunity for a 12-month training program resulting in three Google Cloud certifications and a full-time position with the company.”

Chrome OS and the Future of Work for Healthcare

Atos and Maven Wave bring healthcare enterprises into the future with Chrome OS and Google Workspace tools. In this digital-first era, the best technology allows healthcare systems to increase collaboration among provider teams [...]

Leadership Spotlight: Brian Ray

It’s that time again: another month has come and gone, which means we're shining the spotlight on another outstanding leader here at Maven Wave. This month, we spoke with Brian Ray, Managing Director [...]

How to Create a Zero-Trust Security Model with Google Workspace

It’s not a line from the latest action movie, nor is it as dramatic as it sounds — those are the real steps companies are taking under zero-trust security models. As traditional VPNs fall out of favor due to their security limitations, zero-trust security models are becoming an increasingly popular strategy to ensure files are safe no matter where employees are working.

The Public Cloud is Greener: 10 Fast Facts For Earth Day

At Maven Wave, Earth Day is one of the most significant days of the year for us. After all, cloud technology is built on the premise of decreasing carbon emissions — as well as the overall environmental impact across industries.

Google Data Cloud Summit Recap: Unlocking the True Potential of Data

At this very moment, every single company is experiencing some kind of digital transformation. As Gerrit Kazmaier, GM and VP of Database, Data Analytics, and Looker at Google Cloud, explained during his keynote address at this year’s Data Cloud Summit, “to transform, we cannot apply technologies and architectures that are rooted in outdated paradigms.”

5 Critical Data Journey Challenges and How to Tackle Them

The business world is abuzz with the new insights and innovations made possible thanks to the emergence of new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) or cloud computing. These ultimately promise to increase the pace of new products and services and drive profitability through lower costs or higher revenue.

Leadership Spotlight: Jason Foa

Welcome back to our monthly Leadership Spotlight series on the Maven Wave blog! For our March spotlight, we got to know Jason Foa, Infrastructure Practice Lead.

Modernizing Your SAP S/4HANA Analytics

When Home Depot wanted real-time analytics from its SAP data to manage inventory, the company turned to cloud-based analytics to avoid stockouts and increase sales. Like many SAP users, the home improvement retailer relies on the power of SAP S/4HANA to create an intelligent enterprise and drive digital transformation.

Leadership Spotlight: Brookley Calvin

Welcome back to another post in our Leadership Spotlight series where we take a moment to highlight one of Maven Wave’s rising stars. This month, we spoke with Brookley Calvin and learned all about her role as the Organizational Change Management (OCM) Practice Lead as well as her genuine passion for Maven Wave’s culture.

5 Challenges CIOs and IT Leaders Are Facing in 2022

With the start of a new year in the rearview mirror, CIOs and IT leaders face a variety of challenges. From charting through the ongoing pandemic to hurdles spurred by the Great Resignation, the path ahead is complex — and yet, opportunities for innovation remain strong.

Data Science Terminology 101: 31 Must-Know Definitions

Have you ever searched for something only to be bombarded later with a plethora of ads for related services or products? Or crazier still, have you mentioned a product name aloud and been greeted with an ad for that same service a few hours later?

The 7 C’s: How Maven Wave Is Going All in on Company Culture

The term “corporate culture” isn’t a new addition to business vernacular. In fact, conversations surrounding workplace culture in the US started happening as early as the 1960s with more and more companies acknowledging the impact of organizational culture on workers — both at the office and after hours.

Leadership Spotlight: Chris Holliday

The holidays have come and gone, and a new year is upon us, but that doesn’t mean the excitement is over. In fact, the first month of the year is a time to celebrate new beginnings and prepare for whatever adventure awaits us in the coming months.

Hybrid Cloud vs. Multi-Cloud: What’s the Difference?

When digital storage solutions first emerged, many asked, “What is the cloud?” and “Where is the cloud?” A once foreign concept to everyday internet users, the cloud is now ubiquitous and a common topic of conversation at most enterprises — making those novice questions seem laughable today.

Future of Work, Cloud Migration, & More: Maven Wave’s 2021 Content Recap

Last year marked the beginning of an unparalleled shift in the way we experience our day-to-day, including how we experience work. Across every industry, the COVID-19 pandemic threw many people and businesses into a mad dash as they scrambled to set up hundreds (and in some cases, thousands) of employees to work from home or enact safer avenues for service delivery.

Leadership Spotlight: Jamie DiEugenio

This month, we spoke with Jamie DiEugenio, Consulting Operations Director, about her experiences at Maven Wave thus far and learned a little more about the woman behind the many proverbial hats. Check out the full interview!

How Chrome OS Empowers Hybrid and Remote Work Teams

In a bygone age, the workplace was a fixed point in an individual’s life: work happened at the office or on the job site where teams would coalesce for a set amount of time before heading home for the evening. Work happened almost entirely on paper, and teams relied on in-person discussion or written memos to communicate with one another.

The Evolution of Change Management: From the Pandemic Into The Future of Work

Change is hard, especially in recent years. Enterprises have experienced how abrupt change can be — the last two years have caused sudden disruption, to say the least. Rapid pandemic-driven change exposed a global lack of preparation. And although the stage was already set to veer virtually before early 2020, many organizations are struggling to adapt to new ways of working.Change Management

Leadership Spotlight: Sumeet Singh

A new month is here once again, which means it’s time for another leadership spotlight on the Maven Wave blog! This time, we spoke with Sumeet Singh, Technology Partner at Maven Wave, an Atos company and learned about his enthusiasm for nurturing his team’s growth as they prepare for the exciting future of Cloud. Check out our full discussion below!

How Google Cloud Enables Accessible Healthcare for All

Healthcare accessibility has become a bit of a buzz term as of late. Like most buzz terms, the definition can easily get lost in the mire and requires a bit of unpacking. Contrary to what the name implies, it doesn’t simply refer to a person’s proximity to a doctor or whether a health system accepts a specific insurance plan.

Putting Sustainability into Action: 3 Strategies for Retail Agility

Our global supply chains are experiencing an unprecedented stress test due to being “badly tangled,” in the words of one writer. A rare combination of “once in a lifetime” events — the pandemic, natural disasters, shipping container shortages, materials shortages, increased freight rates, and rising energy prices — are responsible for the empty shelves and shipping delays that are impacting product accessibility.

Assessing Your Collaboration Tools: 5 Top Future of Work Considerations

As the future of work continues, enterprises must take a step back before charging forward. Assessing how legacy or pandemic-patched collaboration tools are performing will play a critical role in ultimately enabling a mobile, collaborative workforce. C-suites must also thoroughly vet new collaboration tools because — despite how robust the tool is — it will only be effective if it aligns with the organization's goals.

4 Top Challenges to Implementing Data Science Modernization

The emergence and growing capabilities of the public cloud have led to a revolution in new products, processes, and tools. Lower costs have supported an explosion in data, and new analytical capabilities have created an exponential increase in insights — just to name a few benefits.

Google Cloud Next 2021 Recap: Solving For What’s Next

As an industry leader, Google has never shied away from looking toward the future, and that certainly rang true at Google Cloud Next 2021. With the event tagline, “Solving for what’s next,” Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian took the stage to share exactly how Google is enabling companies to do just that.

Rip Van Winkle in the 21st Century: Lessons From InsureTech Connect 2021

The world is starting to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, and it feels a bit like the old story of Rip Van Winkle. First published in 1819, “Rip Van Winkle” tells the story of a man who sleeps for 20 years, only to emerge and, having missed the Revolutionary War, finds that so much has changed.

What’s Happening at Google Next 2021: From Data to Collaboration to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Google Cloud Next 2021 is nearly here once again, and we almost can’t believe it. (Did the last year fly by or is it just us?) If you’re not familiar with Google Cloud Next, it’s Google’s annual conference that focuses entirely on the present and future of cloud and provides a wealth of knowledge that’s sure to inspire. This year, the event runs from October 12–14 and will be fully digital.

How to Choose a Partner for Your Cloud Journey

Is your organization ready to fully embrace cloud technology? Are you overburdened by projects that you know cloud could solve but find it difficult to build a roadmap? If so, then it’s time to find a cloud partner that can propel your business to the next stage of its journey.

The Case for Data Science Modernization: 6 Shortcomings of Legacy Solutions

In a recent white paper, The Inevitability of Data Science Modernization During the Machine Learning and AI Revolution, Maven Wave detailed how recent developments in data science modernization (DSM) are setting the foundation to support the transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

New Ways of Working and The Path to Collaboration: A Journey Into the Future of Work

As enterprises across the globe enter a new era of work, many questions remain: What will the office of the future look like? How will collaboration tools support that? To answer some of these most pressing questions, leaders are turning to their teams and the lessons learned from the pandemic to build collaborative, innovative, and flexible work from anywhere powered by Google Workspace.

Leadership Spotlight: Amanda Tran

In the seminal television show Mad Men, Don Draper once said, “Change is neither good nor bad. It simply is.” In other words, any good business leader knows that change is a constant and must have the flexibility and foresight to plan for inevitable twists and turns — and nobody knows this better than Amanda Tran, Director of People Experience & Development at Maven Wave.

3 Steps Towards Continuous, Customer-Centric Innovation in Retail

This past year has been a remarkable time for thought leadership in retail. As McKinsey writes, the pandemic brought an end to the notion of “business as usual,” due to people shifting their shopping habits into digital environments. In the blink of an eye, we all transitioned into new ways of life.

Leadership Spotlight: Duke Sullivan

Welcome back to another edition of the Maven Wave Leadership Spotlight! This week, we had a chance to sit down with Duke Sullivan, Managing Director of Sales. When he’s not hitting the ski slopes or hanging out in the water with friends and family, Sullivan is leading Maven Wave’s exceptional Sales team into a new era of growth and development.

5 Ways Google Workspace for Retail is Transforming Customer Experience and Go-to-Market Strategies

In the ever-changing world of retail, global brands are rapidly transforming to meet the evolving demands of today’s digital landscape. As an essential industry, the pandemic forced retailers to pivot their strategies, turning to cloud-based solutions such as Google Workspace to enable hybrid work environments while supporting consumers, frontline workers, and a surge in digital demand. For many companies, there’s no going back.

Taking Data Analytics to New Heights with Visual BI

Atos and Maven Wave see data and cloud as the core pillars of digital transformation. You’ve probably heard (or read) us say that modern enterprises can’t compete without data-driven, cloud-based practices.

Unlocking the Future of Healthcare with Google Cloud’s Healthcare Data Engine

Healthcare and life sciences organizations (HCLS) were moving to the cloud even before government mandates for interoperability came into play. Forward-thinking providers, insurance companies, and drug companies have been using the power of cloud to redefine the patient experience, unearth the value of data, and improve the delivery of care for years.

Leadership Spotlight: John Cipolla

Our people and our strong company culture are at the heart of everything we do at Maven Wave, and that starts with our leadership team. In our new leadership spotlight series, we will be sitting down with leaders from different areas of the company to learn more about their backgrounds, their roles within the organization, and what they enjoy outside of work.

Top 3 Benefits of a Chrome Enterprise Hybrid Work Model

Transformative—that’s an apt word to describe COVID-19’s effect on everyday working life. Now, just as quickly as the pandemic triggered a new work-from-home model, it’s time to pivot once again and embrace the latest meaning of the “new normal.”

4 Stumbling Blocks on the Road to Digital Transformation for Financial Services

The term “digital transformation” has taken some criticism for being overused of late, but the simple truth is that the transformation of financial services is being driven by the adoption of digital tools, practices, and procedures. Even so, effective and pervasive results are not a given and there are a number of common stumbling blocks that can derail transformation efforts.

3 Tips to Inspire Lasting Culture Change

If you’ve ever taken on a major, company-wide initiative—like, say, adapting your legacy systems to a cloud-based platform—then you know company buy-in is essential to the adoption process.

What is Cloud Migration?

When it comes to network architecture, nothing beats the agility, efficiency, security and cost savings that the cloud can provide. But if your company is still relying on legacy infrastructure and looking to join the multitude of companies across a range of verticals that are turning to the cloud for business operations, you’ll need a good cloud migration strategy.

Data as an Ability: Google Data Cloud Summit 2021 Recap

Google Cloud promoted its 2021 Data Cloud Summit with one key phrase - “we can’t predict the future, but we can be ready for it.” And if there’s anything the past year and a half has taught us, it’s exactly that. As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital adoption,

4 Ways Digital Transformation is Affecting Financial Services in 2021

The phrase “digital transformation” is so widely used these days that some people go so far as to say that the term has become essentially meaningless. While the term may be a bit overused, facts on the ground speak to a reality where many areas of financial services are indeed being transformed by the adoption of digital technologies, practices and orientation.