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9 of the Most Exciting New Google Cloud Developments for Enterprises

2018-12-11T09:29:22+00:00December 11, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , |

It’s safe to say that it’s been a busy and exciting time for both Google Cloud and Maven Wave over the past few months. Earlier this year, Maven Wave was recognized as the 2017 Google Cloud North America Services Partner of the Year during Google Cloud Next ’18 (in addition to our other recent [...]

Get To Know Our Founders Part II: Jason Lee

2018-12-07T09:32:43+00:00December 7, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Anyone who knows Maven Wave understands our company culture and the admiration and support we have for one another. You see it in the awards we win, the work we produce, the clients we have the privilege of serving, and, of course, our collaboration, mutual respect and day-to-day fun that is witnessed every day [...]

Get To Know Our Founders: Brian Farrar

2018-11-29T13:10:28+00:00November 29, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It should come as no surprise that here at Maven Wave we pride ourselves on our company culture. We enjoy the people we work with and make efforts to not only spend time with each other in the office, but take excursions outside of the office as well - whether it be to a [...]

Ask the Expert: How to Go Beyond Technology with Experience Design

2018-11-26T16:44:15+00:00November 27, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever had a truly terrible User Experience? Whether it’s a chatbot that misses the mark, an automated answering service that leaves you in search of a live person or an online payment portal that just doesn’t add up -  these experiences are unfortunately one of the ties that bind us. Thankfully, the [...]

CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference Recap 2018

2018-11-26T13:09:27+00:00November 21, 2018|Categories: Financial Services, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , |

The CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference (GFLC) is one of the premier conferences in the world, bringing together top leaders from the global derivatives industry and highlighting thought leadership from top names in politics, technology, finance, and beyond. Held over two days at the Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida, the GFLC is an [...]

Scanning the Horizon: Are Capital Markets Ready for Multi-Cloud?

2018-11-26T13:10:05+00:00November 19, 2018|Categories: Financial Services, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Over the past decade, cloud computing has transformed the face of business. With lower cost, greater flexibility and increased power, cloud technologies have been deployed in industries as diverse as entertainment, transportation and lodging in ways that have created large, seismic shifts. Changes have occurred in financial services as well, with consumer-focused companies such [...]

Machine Learning Now Available in Google BigQuery

2018-11-26T13:10:54+00:00November 13, 2018|Categories: Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , |

One of Google Cloud Platform’s most popular products, BigQuery, recently announced the addition of some exciting new functionality: the ability to create and execute machine learning (ML) models directly inside of the platform. BigQuery has become incredibly popular because it enablesinteractive analysis of large datasets, making it easy for businesses to share meaningful insights [...]

10% or 10x? Consider the Exponential Option

2018-11-26T13:12:47+00:00November 8, 2018|Categories: Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We talk a lot about the digital age, the accelerating pace of change in business and the influx of innovation the world is seeing. New technologies engulf us: the cloud, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), predictive analytics... the list seems to get longer by the day. According to a [...]

What Robinhood and Cryptocurrency Outlaws Can Teach Us About Success in the Cloud

2018-11-05T08:33:43+00:00November 1, 2018|Categories: Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Lessons from Sherwood Forest and Beyond The old English legend of Robin Hood, the leader of a band of Merry Men that stole from the rich to give to the poor, still resonates today, particularly with financial technology (fintech) companies that are intent on disrupting the status quo. In fact, [...]

Maven Wave Makes Consulting Magazine’s Fastest Growing Firms List Again

2018-11-13T09:55:51+00:00October 29, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Achieving business growth is a challenge. Sustaining business growth, though, is a whole different animal. Here at Maven Wave, we feel confident in consulting enterprises on change management because we continue to successfully evolve our own business, year after year - and stay ahead of the trends in a tough climate. For the fourth [...]

FIA Expo 2018 – Day Two

2018-10-22T15:02:12+00:00October 22, 2018|Categories: Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|

Day two of FIA Expo is always more subdued than the first day, but it allows for time to go into greater depth on certain subjects. This year, a big focus was placed on digital assets. Nearly all of the major exchanges had a seat at the table to discuss their plans for this [...]

There’s No Slowing Down Maven Wave! Check Out Where We’ll Be For The Rest of 2018

2018-10-22T07:58:21+00:00October 22, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

As we say goodbye to this year’s Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) Forum in Boston, we reflect on some of the insights we learned from the event. Last week, we published some of these takeaways in our blogs, CAO Fall Day 1: How Can You Apply Insights From Your Data? and CAO Fall Recap Take [...]

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. [...]