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.
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.
Embedded finance can’t be ignored; it is fundamentally transforming the face of financial services, injecting growth and innovation into traditional products and services at a time when fintechs, challenger banks, and insuretechs are taking on incumbents.
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.
In the future of work, “work” is no longer a physical place. In today’s ever-changing world, the workplace is a mindset and virtual space that fosters collaboration to create a healthier work-life balance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
A new research paper from Atos “Realization for Change: Accelerating Action Now” provides some interesting insights into digital transformation in financial services, several of which are seemingly contradictory.
For WorldPride 2021, leaders from global corporations dedicated to promoting an inclusive workplace for LGBTQ+ professionals gathered virtually and in person for L’Autre Cercle’s Odyssey for Equality project at the Human Rights Forum in Copenhagen.
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.
In terms of economic disruption, the COVID-19 pandemic was without precedent. It came on with remarkable swiftness, and its impact was both deep and widespread. To address the situation, bold, comprehensive, and forward-looking solutions were required.
One of the biggest challenges retailers must navigate is fragmentation. As digitization accelerates, the number of touchpoints in the customer journey has amplified.
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.
When it comes to the enterprise datacenter, the public and hybrid cloud have been in the spotlight lately. This is especially true in financial services, where a large percentage of computing resources are domiciled in corporate datacenters.
Building on Existing Success with a Virtual Career Center: Applications in Education, Corrections, and Corporate Career Development
Some of the greatest success stories in business come from adapting one thing to make another: a treatment for morphine addiction turned into a soft drink; an aid to help stabilize equipment on Navy ships in rough seas that became a popular children’s toy; a drug that was approved to lower blood pressure and ultimately became a treatment to help grow hair.
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.
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.
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.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the term “new normal” has been thrown around a lot, along with plenty of speculation and conjecture about what the “new normal” really is. Now, nearly a year and a half after the entire world shut down, we’ve had time to take stock of the many changes we’ve experienced since March 2020 and better assess the changes still to come.
Did you know that organizations are 17x more likely to increase cloud spend than reduce it over the next 12 months? After all, the days of cloud computing being viewed simply as a style of technology are quickly drawing to a close.
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.
When January 1, 2020 rolled around, we were expecting another busy, successful, eventful year full of continued and new client projects, industry conferences, product rollouts, ongoing team growth and more.
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.
No one would argue with the idea that the world has been dramatically changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But what are the most important shifts and innovations in financial services and insurance, and how are they likely to be manifested in the future?
Wavelength Celebrates Pride by Increasing LGBTQ+ Education, Awareness, and Visibility Across Maven Wave and the World
Pride is the predominant outlook that bolsters the equality movement. 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.
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.”
As with most industries, the manufacturing industry experienced a shake-up in 2020 with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, a shift in customer behaviors and needs, and disruption in the global supply chain.
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.
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.
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.
On a recent episode of the Data Movers Podcast, our very own Brad Foster sat down with JSA CEO Jaymie Scotto Cutaia and a top B2B influencer in the tech, telecom, and data center space, Evan Kistel.
Much has been written about the many ways in which public cloud is transforming the financial services and insurance industries, but it often seems that progress is slow in coming. The recent Financial Services Summit from Google Cloud should put that notion to rest.
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,
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.
Running a robust data analytics program is more essential than ever in today’s world to be able to maximize insights from data and stay ahead of the curve of competitors.
Google Cloud recently announced its acquisition of Dataform, a platform that empowers analysts to manage the entire flow of data within the warehouse, using a single, unified workflow. Incredibly powerful, Dataform is the tool [...]
At Maven Wave, enabling digital transformation for the world’s largest enterprises is our mission. Everything we do gets back to the question: How can we help Fortune 500 companies harness the cloud and growing [...]
In a highly regulated industry that is no stranger to crisis, rebounding from the pandemic undoubtedly poses a challenge to the financial services sector. From accelerating online banking to closing deals virtually, financial [...]
When you imagine the major contributors to climate change, what comes to mind? Maybe a 20-inch-rimmed gas-guzzling SUV, a smoke-stack-laden building with black clouds spiraling out, or a drainage pipe snaking its way from [...]
Within the cloud, products and offerings are constantly evolving. Knowing what those changes are and how they can benefit your business is important for optimizing your cloud landscape and more importantly, costs. Recently, [...]
Retail leaders are navigating an unprecedented digital transformation race, in the words of KPMG, with organizations “investing heavily in technology to address immediate concerns like falling revenue, interrupted supply chains, and long-term resilience.” [...]
The Paradox of Utilizing AI for Know Your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering (KYC/AML) in Financial Services
Over the past several years, artificial intelligence (AI) has captured the imagination of the financial services and insurance industries, and for good reason. The enterprise has been deluged by a monsoon of data, [...]
This International Women's Day, we take a moment to reflect. Kamala Harris declares a sacred oath in front of the U.S. Capitol to become the first woman, first Black American and first person [...]
As with many government mandates, the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule (CMS-9115-F) has clear overarching goals. But the details of what’s involved and how to implement it can be confusing. Here’s the [...]
All business initiatives start with a vision, especially when navigating change. Developing an action plan and strategy is essential to implementing a vision and seeing it through to fruition. This process is particularly [...]
Making Technology Delivery Transformation Shine: Q&A With Uma Vandegrift, A Crain’s Chicago Business Rising Star in Tech
The year started off bright at Maven Wave, when our very own Uma Vandegrift, Principal, was named one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2020 Rising Stars in Tech. This prestigious recognition was well-deserved as [...]
Almost overnight, the pandemic has forever changed the way healthcare organizations operate. With seven years of transformation occurring in just a few months, digital healthcare will only continue to evolve as virtualization becomes [...]
Empowering Digital Transformation Amid a Pandemic: A Round-Up of 11 Recent Maven Wave Media Highlights
As we approach the one-year mark of when COVID-19 first hit the United States, Maven Wave and Atos continue to support enterprises in meeting their evolving business needs through digital transformation. From vital [...]
The new normal demands people adapt and change on the fly. That’s why we’re throwing the traditional work mentality out the window – of your dining room, in all likeliness. We don’t expect [...]
With the state of the media and the impact that recent crises have had on public safety, it is important to remember that business leaders have the ability and power to create better [...]
Time will tell how the year 2020 is seen in the rearview, but one thing is certain: it wasn’t dull. The global COVID-19 pandemic altered everyone's playbook for the year, and the impacts [...]
Earlier this year, our mid-year awards blog highlighted the impressive shifts the Maven Wave team was undergoing four months into the pandemic. Not only were we migrating to a fully remote workplace ourselves, [...]
For manufacturers, Q4 2020 has been a confusing time. On the one hand, we have a lot to celebrate in the industry. We’ve solved some of the toughest problems that we’ve encountered in [...]
Throughout 2020, the theme for the retail sector has been agility. Here at Maven Wave, we’ve been helping the next generation of industry frontrunners find their “North Star” in an unpredictable consumer landscape. [...]
Across the globe, enterprises are increasing customer satisfaction with conversational AI. As organizations continue to face complex challenges, contact center transformation is no longer an option. In order to stay competitive, businesses must [...]
Digitization and automation make manufacturing processes smoother and more efficient, but can also raise concerts with cybersecurity for manufacturing. Automation applications include robotic material handling or product assembly, process monitoring and quality assurance, [...]
Embracing change is vital for enterprises to stay connected, competitive, and sustainable. As more organizations transition to Google Workspace to solve current and future challenges, they demand a seamless, rapid transition driven by [...]
SAP lies at the heart of many enterprises, driving ERP to manage business operations and enhance customer relationships, and the ability to take SAP functions into the public cloud is dramatically increasing both [...]
The financial markets have never witnessed a deadline as large, complicated and challenging as the upcoming shift away from Libor. Often called “the most important number in the world”, Libor is being decommissioned [...]
Yesterday, our parent company announced Atos OneCloud, a ground-breaking initiative to modernize business with a custom cloud plan. Atos OneCloud blends cloud advisory consulting, application transformation expertise, prebuilt cloud accelerators, and innovative talents [...]
Today, companies across all industries are faced with service disruptions, new challenges due to remote work, and high demand for home delivery. And traffic conditions can be profoundly impacted by economic and environmental [...]
In today’s digital environment, modernizing applications presents the opportunity to increase business value, generate ROI, and rapidly create change. At the same time, app transformation empowers organizations to reimagine and update their customer [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic shed light on how technology could improve operations in the healthcare field. Those previously hesitant to move forward with cloud computing in healthcare may be more open to it now, [...]
Google Workspace vs. Office 365, Zoom, and More: What are the Superior Enterprise Productivity Tools?
Now that we’ve introduced Google Workspace to the world, it’s time to put it to the test. Amid an evolving business landscape, where video, collaboration, and security reign supreme, Google Workspace empowers enterprises [...]
Now more than ever, organizations must be more customer-focused and integrate modern technologies into their contact centers to communicate via social media, email, voice, and other digital channels. As enterprises are challenged with [...]
The rise of cloud computing solutions has unleashed a revolutionary wave of change and innovation for enterprise IT. One particularly complex area for companies considering a cloud migration is Oracle databases and the [...]
Rahm Emmanuel, the former Chief of Staff for President Obama, is often quoted as saying the “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.” What is often left out is the second [...]
Unless you have been hiding under a raised-tile floor since the shared storage array was invented, you know how cloud can benefit your enterprise. Decreased cost, increased agility, lowered CAPEX: the list is [...]
What’s Up in the Cloud: Benefits of SAP on Google Cloud, AI Platform Prediction, App Modernization, More
With the start of October, in addition to pulling out our sweaters, picking some apples, and maybe carving a pumpkin or two, we’re preparing for the end of the year. While we move [...]
Make no mistake about it, the move to cloud is on. Gartner estimates that 75% of database workloads will migrate to the cloud by 2022, but moving to the cloud is not without [...]
With Q4 2020 around the corner, it’s hard to imagine that the year is almost over already. Nobody could have anticipated the level of chaos that unfolded over these last several months. As [...]
The deadline for the end of Libor is fast approaching and many financial institutions are struggling to address the complexities that this creates. Libor is ubiquitous in modern financial markets and this raises [...]
Over the years, Maven Wave has leveraged expert insight, experience, and its premier Google Cloud partnership to convert complex business challenges into successful digital transformations for some of the world’s most influential companies. [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic has widened acceptance of telehealth, for both healthcare providers and patients. Many healthcare organizations scrambled to implement telehealth as lockdowns occurred throughout the country, while others already had systems in [...]
The imminent demise of the benchmark Libor interest rates is one of the most important developments in the history of financial markets and one that will pose a challenge for all financial institutions. [...]
In many industries, we’re sold solutions based on business needs. In healthcare, these solutions may help us manage population health or the claims process, for example. At Maven Wave, we argue that the [...]
After learning the latest about data analytics during last week’s Google Cloud Next ‘20: OnAir sessions, we’re digging further into data with the week six “Data Management & Databases” theme. The virtual event [...]
Across screens worldwide, Google Next ‘20: OnAir attendees are taking a deeper dive into today’s most commanding cloud topics. Led by Google Cloud experts and featured guests, the all-digital event is helping leaders [...]
Healthcare organizations are learning many lessons during the COVID-19 crisis. Whether still in thick of it or coming up for air, data and technology are key tools in the fight against this pandemic. [...]
Google Next ‘20: OnAir is heating up the summer! Across the globe, attendees are logging in weekly to gain valuable insight into the industry’s hottest topics. Throughout the nine-week event, participants can take [...]
Google Next ‘20: OnAir is in full swing, and while the event may be all digital this year, the sessions are still delivering innovative content, inspiring keynote speakers, and compelling breakout sessions. What’s [...]
As we begin to adjust to the new, stark reality that work-life as we know it might never be the same, how will enterprises reshape and move ahead? As businesses begin to reopen [...]
Last week, Google kicked off Next ‘20: OnAir with Industry Insights week and an opening keynote full of exciting product announcements. For more on BigQuery Omni, Confidential VMs, and other product launches, check [...]