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FIA Expo 2018 – Day One

2018-10-18T11:52:51+00:00October 18, 2018|Categories: Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|Tags: |

A few themes always emerge at FIA Expo and this year Europe managed to steal the spotlight as the main topics of discussion on the first day were regulatory deference and the recent default on the Nasdaq Nordic exchange. Not surprisingly, cryptocurrencies and blockchain garnered quite a few mentions (and there will be many [...]

CAO Fall Recap Take 2: How To Successfully Implement Machine Learning

2018-10-17T11:30:47+00:00October 17, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , |

In a previous post, we shared the recurring question from the first day of the Chief Analytics Officer fall conference: how can you best apply insights from your data? In response to that question, several presentations offered guidelines for building machine learning models and shared case studies showing how companies are currently utilizing these [...]

CAO Fall Day 1: How Can You Apply Insights From Your Data?

2018-10-11T10:28:30+00:00October 11, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , |

If an analytics team collects data and reports on it, but no one else in the organization understands it, then what purpose does that data serve? This question was posed repeatedly throughout the presentations and discussions during the first day of the Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) fall conference in Boston. The CAO conference brings [...]

Top 3 Takeaways for Retailers from Shop.org 2018

2018-09-19T13:09:23+00:00September 19, 2018|Categories: Data & Analytics, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , |

Retailers need to anticipate customer needs and meet them where they are searching for information - before they’re looking for it. To learn more about how to harness digital solutions to improve consumer experiences and stay innovative in the field, members of the retail industry gathered in Las Vegas last week for Shop.org 2018. [...]

Transforming Marketing Through Analytics

2018-08-27T10:03:06+00:00August 6, 2018|Categories: Data & Analytics, Fusion Blog, Marketing Analytics|

In a previous blog post, we explored the rapid growth of marketing technology applications and the corresponding explosion of marketing data. Marketing teams today have a proliferation of data silos supporting a diverse portfolio of marketing technologies. It’s not unusual for an enterprise to be using twenty or more best-of-breed apps for marketing in addition [...]

Maven Wave’s #GoogleNext18 Recap: Transforming the Enterprise with Google Cloud

2018-08-27T10:14:10+00:00August 1, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|

23,000 attendees, 290 Google Cloud customer stories and 105 announcements — all in just a few incredible days. Google Cloud Next ’18 was a whirlwind of powerful insights and exciting new releases. We heard the latest on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, security and containers, as well as a flurry of enterprise-focused launches and updates [...]

Building a Holistic Customer View from Your MarTech Apps

2018-08-06T14:50:24+00:00June 19, 2018|Categories: Data & Analytics, Fusion Blog, Marketing Analytics|

Today’s marketers have an awe-inspiring, some might say overwhelming, range of responsibilities. What was once a narrow focus on advertising and promotion has expanded to include a wide range of content creation and distribution, customer relationships, social media, and customers’ experiences throughout their lifecycle both on- and offline. At the same time, many businesses [...]

Ask the Expert: Technology and Healthcare

2018-08-24T08:50:19+00:00May 30, 2018|Categories: Cloud & Machine Learning, Data & Analytics, Fusion Blog, Infrastructure|

In this Ask the Expert, we sat down with our healthcare technology expert, Patrick Crotty. Below we dive deeper into how healthcare firms are integrating technology solutions to improve their business efficiencies and provide better care to their patients. How can moving to the cloud help healthcare organizations? It depends on the [...]

From Science to Delivery: Making the Most of Machine Learning with DevOps Principles

2018-06-11T20:28:40+00:00May 7, 2018|Categories: Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog|

Machine learning is garnering a great deal of attention and resources right now but experience is showing that the journey from promising experiments to functioning solutions is not always an easy one. In order to avoid having pilots being no more than one-off science experiments it takes special care and effort. One way to [...]

Security eBook

2018-04-30T16:46:20+00:00April 30, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|

Google started in the cloud and runs on the cloud, so it's no surprise, that we fully understand the security implications of powering your business in the cloud.

4 Unexpected Uses of Machine Learning

2018-08-28T08:03:13+00:00April 30, 2018|Categories: Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog, Innovation Posts|

The pace of technology is continually accelerating and we are seeing more and more machine learning solutions being utilized across industries and even in our personal lives. But beyond the practical application of the technology, data scientists are developing some truly amazing use cases for how ML can enhance our lives unexpected ways. From identifying [...]

GCP Key Differentiators

2018-09-25T13:55:19+00:00April 30, 2018|Categories: Cloud Infrastructure, Fusion Blog, Infrastructure|

Cloud Pricing: Google Cloud Platform vs Other Cloud Providers Cloud computing gives you the power to reduce IT costs, scale your business and allows for flexibility. But, how do you know what cloud platform is best for your business? Imagine a platform that frees you from the traditional leveraging tactics of enterprise agreements [...]

Enable Your Tomorrow, Today

2018-05-30T15:15:55+00:00April 27, 2018|Categories: Cloud & Machine Learning, Data & Analytics, Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog, Infrastructure|

Today’s enterprises are being disrupted by technology; endless amounts of data, cloud, machine learning, AI - it’s seemingly impossible to keep up. Yet, IT leaders are being asked to be more innovative than ever before. How can your organization become more data-driven? How can you provide exceptional experiences to avoid customer churn? How do [...]

Employee Spotlight: Steve Cole

2018-08-24T08:54:27+00:00April 12, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog, Working at Maven Wave|

Steve Cole serves as a Senior Principal at Maven Wave. Cole studied Management Science (Operational Research) at Lancaster University and received a masters degree in Market Research from The University of Georgia. Cole has 20 years of experience in the field of marketing analytics. One fun fact about Cole is he was a [...]

Transform Your Business with G Suite

2018-05-30T15:30:30+00:00April 10, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|

If your business is like most, you probably handle more files than you can efficiently manage. To compete in the modern digital world, you need a content-centric platform that provides file security and supports real-time collaboration. The G Suite platform does just that.

Optimizing your Field Workforce

2018-05-30T15:30:18+00:00April 3, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|

Are you effectively managing your field workforce? In today's competitive market, it's essential to stay connected. Companies face a variety of challenges when it comes to optimizing their field representatives. From defining overlapping territories and inefficient routes to new employee training, managers often lack the proper technology to get the job done effectively. [...]

Ask the Expert: Enterprise Document Management with AODocs

2018-08-24T08:50:59+00:00March 27, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|

In this Ask the Expert interview, we sat down with Stéphane Donzé, Founder & CEO of AODocs, to learn more about the AODocs platform and how companies are using it for enterprise document management. Describe the AODocs platform and how businesses utilize it.  AODocs is a user-friendly enterprise document management [...]

4 Simple Ways AI is Changing Business

2018-08-28T09:28:39+00:00March 23, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|

We’ve all benefited from artificial intelligence (AI) enhancing our personal lives; from using GPS to predict the fastest route to having Spotify suggest songs that we may like. Artificial intelligence is not just affecting our personal lives, but we are now seeing it being adopted by the enterprise. In the coming years, we can [...]

FIA Boca – Day Three

2018-09-13T16:36:48+00:00March 18, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|

The third and final day of FIA Expo lacked the zing of day two but still managed to have some intriguing and enlightening moments. The most well-attended panel of the day featured the “bitcoin bros” Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss as well as the traditional appearance by the major clearing houses and not one, but [...]

FIA Boca 2018 – Day Two

2018-09-13T16:37:21+00:00March 15, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|

The panels at FIA Boca have produced their fair share of interesting and at times newsworthy discussions in years past. But it’s a rare event when a panel on one of the most hyped and headlining stealing technologies of all time (bitcoin) is overshadowed by both a look back at the 2008 financial [...]

Perfect Your Bracket with Google Cloud

2018-08-23T06:34:10+00:00March 14, 2018|Categories: Data & Analytics, Fusion Blog, Infrastructure|Tags: , |

Looking for some help filling out your bracket this year? Just in time for March Madness, Maven Wave has created a mapping application that will help you make your selections. Whether you are looking to make your choices based on team mascot, school colors, or conference record, we've got you covered. The application uses [...]

FIA Boca 2018 – Day One

2018-09-13T16:37:33+00:00March 14, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|

The clocks have been moved forward by an hour and St. Patrick’s Day beckons so it must be time for international futures participants to gather in Florida once again. As temps hovered in the chilly 60s, the 43rd edition of FIA Boca kicked off on Tuesday with a lineup that featured [...]

Employee Spotlight: Kelly Coughlin

2018-08-24T08:56:40+00:00March 13, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog, Working at Maven Wave|Tags: |

Kelly Coughlin serves as the Events Manager on the marketing team at Maven Wave. Coughlin attended Augustana College and studied Business Administration. Coughlin has several years of experience in marketing ranging from event planning, project management, association management, branding, and measuring metrics of campaigns for both professional services and financial service firms. [...]

Reinvigorate Your Data Analytics Team with Serverless Computing

2018-02-16T14:17:49+00:00February 14, 2018|Categories: Data & Analytics, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , |

What is serverless computing? The funny thing about “serverless computing” is that in reality, it still requires servers. The name serverless computing is used because the server management and capacity planning decisions are completely hidden from the developer or operator. Sometimes referred to as “Function-as-a-Service” (FaaS), serverless computing is the concept of [...]

Ask the Expert: Machine Learning

2018-08-24T08:51:33+00:00February 7, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog, Innovation Posts, Technology Solutions Posts|Tags: , , , , , |

In the era of digital transformation, businesses are reporting machine learning (ML) their top business priority. Companies are rapidly beginning to rely on ML to streamline their processes, ultimately increasing efficiencies. While ML is being implemented across many industries, it's only the start of this journey. In this Ask the Expert, we dive deeper [...]

Get More Out of Your G Suite Investment

2018-02-12T10:38:18+00:00February 2, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s no question that the cloud has revolutionized business, allowing for more flexibility, collaboration, and accessibility. In the era of digital transformation, businesses are seeking to fully leverage the cloud and its advanced capabilities to stay competitive and attract top talent. G Suite provides users with a standard set of tools (Docs, Sheets, Slides, [...]

Employee Spotlight: Meet Michael Milhizer

2018-01-19T11:05:17+00:00January 19, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog, Working at Maven Wave|

Michael Milhizer serves as an Account Manager at Maven Wave. Milhizer attended Michigan State University and studied Journalism. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, trying new restaurants in the city and being outdoors in the summertime. Learn more about Michael and his role at Maven Wave in his Employee [...]

STAC MidWinter Conference Recap

2018-09-13T16:37:44+00:00January 15, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , |

The polar vortex that gripped Chicago from the latter half of December through the New Year briefly relented last week, just in time for the Security Traders Association of Chicago to hold their annual Mid-Winter Conference. Attendance was strong, with over 600 registered for the event, and a program that combined the old (e.g. [...]

How to Successfully Run Machine Learning with Google Cloud Platform

2018-08-24T07:22:09+00:00January 5, 2018|Categories: Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , |

6 Essential Components If you’re reading this article, you are likely already using Google Cloud Platform (GCP), planning to use it, or maybe you are simply intrigued to learn more. Irrespective of your situation, there are some common patterns and approaches to running Machine Learning (ML) with GCP. Below are the top 6 [...]

Building Faster: Workshop-Based Experience Design

2018-08-24T07:20:48+00:00December 19, 2017|Categories: Experience Design, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , |

It’s safe to say everyone agrees that the ideal approach to experience design is to start by investigating your users, gaining insight into their behaviors and motivations. From there, you move into detailed design of all aspects of your system. But what happens when this sort of user research and design approach isn’t practical, [...]

Maven Wave’s Top 5 Tech Trend Predictions for 2018

2018-08-28T09:20:20+00:00December 19, 2017|Categories: Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , |

The pace of technology change is fast and only getting faster. Below are our top 5 technology trend predictions for 2018. 2018: The Year of AI Artificial Intelligence recorded some remarkable achievements in 2017. For example, in November alone, the first AI-powered robot passed a medical licensing exam and a deep learning [...]

10 Tips for Success with Machine Learning

2018-08-28T09:25:17+00:00December 5, 2017|Categories: Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog|Tags: , |

Whether you are currently working on a big machine learning idea that is going to fundamentally change the status quo or you are just trying to get caught up with the ML frenzy, there are some important considerations to be successful with machine learning initiatives. Irrespective of your situation, we have compiled 10 [...]

2017 CME GFLC Recap

2018-09-13T16:37:54+00:00November 20, 2017|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , |

Ten years ago, the CME Group could have been forgiven if they determined that lady luck simply wasn’t on their side. It was the second week of September in 2008 and they were set to kick off the first edition of the Global Financial Leadership Conference (GFLC) when the financial markets were sent [...]

Employee Spotlight: Eli Ruvalcaba

2018-08-24T09:00:20+00:00October 25, 2017|Categories: Fusion Blog, Working at Maven Wave|Tags: , , |

Eli Ruvalcaba - Google Deployment Lead Eli Ruvalcaba serves as the Google Deployment Lead at Maven Wave. Prior to Maven Wave, Ruvalcaba worked in the consulting practice at Slalom. Ruvalcaba attended Purdue University and St.Xavier, studying multiple disciplines before landing on Management Information Systems (MIS). One of his hobbies is DIY home [...]

2017 FIA Expo – Day Two

2018-09-13T16:38:04+00:00October 23, 2017|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , |

The second day of FIA Expo followed expected form with the exchange leaders, top regulators, and other luminaries replaced by the regular folks that make the industry tick. The addition of the Innovation of the Year award has brought some drama to day two and this year also witnessed a rare SRO audience [...]

2017 FIA Expo – Day One

2018-09-13T16:38:15+00:00October 19, 2017|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , |

FIA Expo kicked off on Wednesday and while attendance was down, any decrease in numbers was more than offset by upbeat news, particularly from both regulators and technology providers. Regulators? Yes, regulators. When I was growing up, I couldn’t believe that grown-ups liked to do things like watch the evening news and read obituaries [...]

Top 5 G-Suite Tips & Tricks for Administrative Professionals

2018-03-01T08:01:33+00:00October 18, 2017|Categories: Enterprise Collaboration, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , |

Employees are constantly striving to boost their productivity and efficiency to check off as many tasks as they can on their to-do list. G Suite’s set of productivity tools allow teams to easily collaborate in real-time. With G Suite, employees can connect with co-workers, work on projects simultaneously, and access files at anytime. In [...]

2017 Maven Wave Customer Summit Recap

2018-08-28T09:27:14+00:00October 10, 2017|Categories: Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|Tags: , |

Maven Wave recently hosted our 2017 Customer Summit, in which leaders from many of our customers came together to learn, build a network of peers, and discuss today’s digital enterprise. With a theme of “the art of the possible”, the 2017 Maven Wave Customer Summit presented a comprehensive and ambitious view into the latest [...]

Top 5 Takeaways from the CAO Forum

2018-03-01T08:02:16+00:00October 9, 2017|Categories: Data & Analytics, Fusion Blog|

Maven Wave sponsored the 2017 Chief Analytics Officer Forum in Boston on October 3-5, 2017, hosted by Corinium Global Intelligence. The conference is led by CAO’s and attended by 300+ top-level analytics executives. It was a well-executed event with insightful speakers, peer-to-peer networking, and valuable actions for analytics teams from all industries and sizes. [...]