White Papers

Why Google’s Cloud Auto ML is its Most Important ML Launch Yet

2018-08-27T10:12:39+00:00August 5, 2018|Categories: Cloud & Machine Learning, White Papers|

While always pushing the forefront of advanced machine learning techniques, Google Cloud’s parallel mission and central problem over the last few years has been: how do they make ML more accessible to users? Google has continuously made significant investments in machine learning and artificial intelligence and it’s the latest product, Cloud Auto ML, the company [...]

Designing Chat and Voice Bots

2018-06-13T09:57:09+00:00May 1, 2018|Categories: White Papers|

Today, Google, Alexa, and Siri have become household names in America. Many of us now ask a smart speaker what the weather is for the day, to play a favorite song, or to replace the manual effort of “Googling” something. In fact, almost 20% of US households own a smart speaker. On a nationwide [...]

Is Machine Learning Right for Your Business Challenges?

2018-08-29T08:08:00+00:00February 5, 2018|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , |

One Size Does Not Fit All  Along with crypto assets (think bitcoin and blockchain), machine learning (ML) is currently among the hottest technology topics. However, this isn’t the first time that we’ve heard this tune as there have been numerous peaks and valleys in ML interest over the past 30 or so years as [...]

Personas to Pixels

2018-05-22T09:48:00+00:00December 13, 2017|Categories: Digital Transformation, Experience Design, White Papers|Tags: , , , , |

Transforming Personas and Journey Maps to Experiences that Drive Results These days, companies across all industries are focused on improving customer experiences through the use of new and often disruptive digital technologies. For many, the first step in making these improvements is defining detailed customer personas and documenting customer journey maps. [...]

Machine Learning: The Future of UX

2018-08-24T07:24:49+00:00November 6, 2017|Categories: UX Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Machine Learning (ML) has recently become one of the most popular buzzwords, but artificial intelligence (AI) has been used across industries for years. For example, the tailored ads we see on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter - this is all machine learning. While many businesses may assume ML is impossible or inaccessible, it’s a [...]

Blockchain in Healthcare

2018-08-24T09:04:20+00:00November 6, 2017|Categories: Digital Transformation, White Papers|Tags: , |

New Medicine for a Sick Patient: Blockchain in Healthcare Blockchain is the technology story of 2017. While the public has been captivated by the rise and gyrations of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, behind the scenes a not so quiet revolution is taking shape. Across myriad industries and use cases, blockchain is being [...]

Data is Your Competitor’s Secret Weapon

2018-08-28T09:16:51+00:00November 6, 2017|Categories: Data & Analytics, White Papers|Tags: , , |

Can you guess the year? The first web browser is available to the public A gallon of gasoline was $1.05 Motorola manufacturers the first digital hand-size mobile phone Microsoft Windows 3.1 was announced Johnny Carson hosts his final Tonight Show Father of Data Warehousing, Bill Inmon publishes “Building the Data Warehouse” Answer: The year [...]

Collaborate More to Innovate Faster

2018-08-29T08:10:39+00:00November 3, 2017|Categories: Enterprise Collaboration, White Papers|Tags: , , , |

Better Content Collaboration with G Suite The ability to collaborate better has limitless benefits for the enterprise; from iterating on projects in real-time to bringing products to market quicker. In this article, we will focus on how enhanced collaboration results in better and more efficient content creation. Whether your team is [...]

Can Blockchain Transform the Healthcare Industry?

2017-09-01T10:35:29+00:00August 8, 2017|Categories: Digital Transformation, White Papers|Tags: , , , |

Blockchain is driving change in financial markets, but it will also serve as the catalyst for transformation across many other industries. Front and center: healthcare. Maven Wave Principals Andrew Dunmore and Nick Polachek describe the five foundational characteristics of blockchain and explore how these factors apply to the future of blockchain in healthcare. [...]

Removing the Barriers to Move to the Cloud

2018-08-27T09:29:10+00:00May 2, 2017|Categories: Cloud & Machine Learning, Innovation Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , |

How to Get Started with Google Cloud Platform Historically, some IT leaders have been skeptical about moving their workloads to the cloud. There have been different reasons for slow enterprise adoption of the cloud; it can feel like a very daunting task that has widespread effects on the entire organization. With the advancements in public [...]

Designing Digital Experiences

2018-08-27T09:30:16+00:00April 28, 2017|Categories: Experience Design, Innovation Posts, UX Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , , |

Maven Wave’s Approach to Great User Experiences For any business or organization, it’s clear to see that customers and employees are changing; by 2020, people will likely manage 85% of their relationships with little-to-no human interaction. We live in a world that is increasingly social, mobile, and easy to use, with an emerging generation of [...]

Product-Focused Agility in a FDA Regulated Environment

2018-08-27T09:48:25+00:00January 26, 2017|Categories: Digital Transformation, White Papers|Tags: , , , , , |

A Must to Stay Competitive in the Digital Space Technology has become increasingly important in the way we work and interact. As people rely on technology in their daily lives, they develop higher expectations for functionality, usability, and performance. The life sciences industry is no different—technology is at the heart of research and development, [...]

Transformation in Financial Services: Tech to the Rescue for Challenged Industry

2017-09-01T10:50:58+00:00May 2, 2016|Categories: Cloud Posts, Digital Transformation, White Papers|Tags: , , , , , |

The financial services industry has never fully recovered from the 2008 meltdown and heightened regulation, intense competition, and unsettled market conditions make financial services an industry that is facing unrelenting headwinds. How to cope in such an environment? Transformation driven by technology. The old saying that “necessity is the mother of invention” is certainly true [...]

6 Analysis Tools for Optimizing Your Feature Portfolio

2017-09-01T10:51:08+00:00May 2, 2016|Categories: Data & Analytics, White Papers|Tags: , , , |

In our previous article, “Roadmapping for Success, A Product-Based Approach to Life Science Software,” we promised to discuss some of the analysis tools in more detail, and how to pick the right set of tools to optimize your feature portfolio. There are more tools to review than the length of this article allows, so the [...]

Shadow IT Part 3 – Making the Digital Transformation

2018-03-01T08:34:00+00:00May 1, 2016|Categories: Digital Transformation, Technology Solutions Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , , , , |

Recap of Parts 1 and 2 Our first post in this Shadow IT series pointed out that in today’s environment, as technology becomes more sophisticated, more analytical, and more social, the skills required for success are changing more dramatically than ever. We argued that the very nature of the work we do is changing. Creating [...]

Why Google Apps for Work is Winning the Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Cloud Race

2017-09-01T10:53:41+00:00January 25, 2016|Categories: Cloud Posts, Enterprise Collaboration, White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , |

The battle is certainly on between Google and Microsoft for winning the hearts and minds of enterprise businesses looking to take their messaging and collaboration needs to the cloud. The Google Apps for Work suite has been the disruptive force in enterprise collaboration, shaking up what had become a very complacent Microsoft, since they became [...]

Shadow IT Part 2: The Coming [Digital Productization] Wave

2017-09-01T10:53:49+00:00January 25, 2016|Categories: Digital Transformation, Technology Solutions Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Recap of Shadow IT Part 1 Our first post on this topic pointed out that in today’s environment, as technology becomes more sophisticated, more analytical, and more social, the skills required for success are changing more dramatically than ever. We argued that the very nature of the work we do is changing; it’s less like [...]

Roadmapping for Success: A Product-Based Approach to Life Sciences Software

2017-09-01T10:54:10+00:00January 22, 2016|Categories: Data & Analytics, White Papers|Tags: , , |

Rising demand and ever-changing technology expectations of end users has ushered in an era of cloud-hosted Life Sciences IT platforms. These platforms have ever increasing plug and play applications aimed at delivering maximum business value. Delivering high value information systems requires a deep understanding of the end user and in-depth analysis to identify the optimum [...]

DevOps: Beyond the Buzzword Part II

2017-04-13T16:12:51+00:00October 21, 2015|Categories: Technology Solutions Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , , , |

In part one of this article, we discussed the history leading up to the Agile movement and its implications for software development. This new way of doing things - in short sprints and in constant dialogue with the business stakeholders - was a watershed moment. But technology continued to move forward and the innovations of the [...]

Making the Case for UX and Agile in Financial Services

2016-12-06T15:47:50+00:00October 21, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , |

In the April edition of the Maven Wave newsletter (Utilizing Agile and UX for Success in Fin Tech), we detailed Maven Wave’s experience in deploying our expertise in UX and Agile for financial services clients. As the year has progressed, we have seen increased adoption of these precepts and we have learned a great deal about why. [...]

Health Apps – Opportunities for Life Sciences Companies

2016-12-06T15:47:50+00:00October 21, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , |

There has been an explosion of “off the shelf” personal mobile health apps and devices in the last two years and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. The market for mobile health apps and connected devices is growing at a compound rate of 61%, and could reach $26B by 2017. Coupled with data [...]

Market Commentary – A Look Back at Q3

2016-12-06T15:47:50+00:00October 21, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: |

After a correction of almost 10% in late August, the S&P 500 has rebounded and now stands down approximately 1.5% for the year. Fueled by weakening global economies and a strong dollar, the US has and will continue to face significant headwinds in the months ahead. This is despite continued improvement in the domestic economy [...]

Can IT Survive the Citizen Analytics Revolution?

2016-12-06T15:47:51+00:00July 20, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , |

The Revolution At the end of 2007 classic, Competing on Analytics, Tom Davenport predicted the rise of “analytical amateurs,” where the enterprise extends its frontline data analytics capabilities across the organization in its effort to become a data-driven enterprise. That transformation would be done largely without assistance from traditional information technology department capabilities and processes. [...]

Where Does Innovation Come From in the Enterprise?

2016-12-06T15:47:51+00:00July 20, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Innovation in the enterprise can be difficult to achieve. Many organizations have competing priorities, conflicting business goals, or teams operating in silos, all of which can constrain innovation. Technology has the ability to transform the way people work, and with the right tools and increased engagement, employees can share ideas, attend meetings remotely, and partner [...]

FIA Meet the Disruptors – Financial Services Trends

2016-12-06T15:47:51+00:00July 20, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , |

Financial services has seen a great deal of disruption over the past 20 years with the shift from floor-based to electronic trading, serving as an obvious example. Of late, other industries, such as media or retail, have been more profoundly impacted by technology and the perception prevails that financial markets are ripe for a new [...]

Market Commentary: Economic Outlook

2016-12-06T15:47:52+00:00July 20, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , |

After achieving a record high in May, the S&P 500 has retreated, but remains up approximately 3% for the year. The retreat was largely fueled by macroeconomic events, including Greece’s continuing debt crisis and the dramatic slowing of China’s economy. Domestic weakness has also cast doubt on the U.S. economy’s short-term prospects. This includes a [...]

DevOps: Beyond the Buzzword

2016-12-07T09:12:37+00:00July 16, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , |

DevOps is the new black. Any glance through LinkedIn job titles, job boards, or software packages will tell you that the buzzword DevOps is hot right now. Gartner says that “DevOps will evolve from a niche to mainstream strategy employed by 25% of Global 2000 organizations.” CIO.com says that DevOps is “redefining IT strategy.” But [...]

Life Science Trends – Data Visualization as a Service (DVaaS)

2016-12-06T15:47:52+00:00April 21, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , |

Data as a Service is a strategy that has been around, but only now have we observed it really coming into its stride. It’s used to access business-critical data in real-time, in a secure, affordable, “cloud” manner. For decades, businesses have sought to become more data-driven, making decisions more of a science than an art. [...]

Market Commentary: A Slow Start to 2015

2016-12-06T15:47:52+00:00April 20, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , |

With Q1 (first quarter) in the books, the S&P 500 is off to a slow start, up approximately 1% for the year. Underperforming previous expectations, a weaker economic environment materialized during the quarter. Like last year, some reasons for this were transitory, such as the brutal cold weather and labor strikes at the west coast [...]

Utilizing Agile and UX for Success in Fin Tech

2018-03-21T07:43:29+00:00April 20, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , |

With Fin Tech garnering so much attention these days (see our article “Behind the Buzz in Fin Tech"), what are some of the key factors that will determine the winners and the losers in this emerging field? To address that question, Maven Wave and FinTEx Chicago hosted a presentation and panel discussion a few weeks ago. Entitled [...]

Applied Knowledge Management in Healthcare

2016-12-06T15:47:53+00:00January 20, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , |

Executives recognize that the ability to effectively retain and recall knowledge is a mission-critical capability that must be approached strategically. Knowledge assets clearly create corporate value -- perhaps most measurably in the healthcare industry through drug approvals and patent protection. A granted patent or approval converts knowledge or data into a clearly defined commercial opportunity [...]

I Have Seen the Future and It Is…JavaScript?

2016-12-06T15:47:54+00:00January 20, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , |

Node.JS takes Javascript, normally used on the browser, and turns it into a powerful, server-side tool. Introduction With the exception of dot-coms and other startups, enterprise web application development has largely been dominated by 2 platforms -- Java or .NET. Sure, other platforms have slipped in here and there but nothing has achieved serious traction. [...]

Agile Development for Financial Services

2017-07-17T10:58:10+00:00October 21, 2014|Categories: Drive, Strategic Delivery Posts, Technology Solutions Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When the Going Gets Tough, the Smart Get Agile. In a series of blog posts, Maven Wave has detailed both our commitment to and success with Agile methodologies for software development and project management. In most cases, Agile delivers superior results to traditional, step-by-step, “waterfall” style development. The principles of the discipline naturally foster [...]

Market Commentary: Optimism Despite Recent Volatility

2016-12-06T15:47:54+00:00October 20, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , |

Volatility has returned in recent weeks with the S&P 500 giving up much of its 2014 gains. The sell-off was driven by concerns over slowing global growth, particularly in Europe, as well as concerns of an expanding Ebola outbreak, further Middle East instability, and continued tensions in Ukraine. Further exasperating the sell-off was an unexpected [...]

Is Your Data Scientist Ready? Are You Ready For A Data Scientist?

2016-12-06T15:47:54+00:00October 17, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , |

Unofficially, a 2011 McKinsey white paper marked the beginning of the popularization of the term big data1. Since then, there have been enough large data set projects executed that we are starting to learn why these types of projects sometimes fail. In our opinion, the challenges associated with large data projects fall into five categories: [...]

Marketing Analytics in an Omni-Channel World

2016-12-06T15:47:55+00:00October 16, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

There is more customer data available than ever before and it’s growing at a rate of 40% per year. Companies that capitalize on this data explosion to better understand the consumer decision journey will have a significant competitive advantage. These advanced insights can be used to improve customer engagement, build loyalty, and increase return on [...]

The Cold Hard Truth

2017-04-13T16:16:59+00:00October 16, 2014|Categories: Strategic Delivery Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

ALM tools can tell you the truth about your code - but what if you don’t like what you see? Gloria Steinem once said “the truth will set you free...but first it'll piss you off!” This reality frequently hits home with many organizations implementing Application Lifecycle Managment (ALM) tools. They find their velocity has [...]

Crossing the Data Disposal Finish Line

2016-12-06T15:47:55+00:00October 16, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Maven Wave Senior Principal, Brad Foster, will be presenting at the IBM Insight conference next week. This conference is focused on big data and analytics and Brad will be presenting on “IBM Stored IQ and Maven Wave Data Disposal Accelerator to Expedite the Process of Data Disposal.” Below is a sneak peek into his presentation. [...]

Why Docker Matters

2016-12-07T15:41:39+00:00July 21, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Docker containers are more than the latest IT trend. When used properly they can revolutionize your software development process.  If you’ve been reading the trades over the past several weeks, you have probably seen some articles about a new tool called Docker. Wired magazine has called it the next big thing. ZDNet said with Docker, [...]

The Saxo Bank “10 Outrageous Predictions” Scorecard

2017-04-13T15:37:12+00:00July 21, 2014|Categories: Management Consulting Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , |

Each year in December, Denmark-based Saxo Bank publishes a list of 10 Outrageous Predictions for the world economy and now that we’ve turned the page to the second half of 2014, we thought it might be interesting to revisit how Saxo is doing with their predictions and make a few comments and predictions of our [...]

5 Keys for Getting Started with the Enterprise Internet of Things

2016-12-06T15:48:00+00:00July 21, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , |

The term “Internet of Things” has become a popular buzzword, almost to the same extent as “big data” or “cloud”.  All of the major tech players have begun developing technology in this space and the capabilities are becoming more and more sophisticated. Recent acquisitions by Google and Apple have further fueled the trend, as seen [...]

Quantifying the Value of User Experience

2016-12-06T15:48:01+00:00May 30, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , |

Over the years, certain technology development disciplines have become ingrained in project planning – business analysis, project management, coding, architecture, testing, etc. Recently, User Experience (UX) is another discipline that is breaking in to that well-defined methodology and becoming an integral part of the development process. While Business Analysts and Project Managers have focused on [...]

A Guide for Getting Started with Data Disposition

2016-12-06T15:48:01+00:00April 22, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , |

Information Lifecycle Management Companies often have both tactical and strategic concerns around data management, and specifically, disposition of unnecessary data. While there is no silver bullet for this common issue, we do have an approach that makes getting started more manageable. Separate the Wheat from the Chaff When winnowing grain, you don’t pay attention to [...]