Fusion Blog

Fusion Blog2018-09-13T16:56:44-05:00

4 Ways to Make the Move to Cloud Effective in Financial Services

Ready or not, public cloud is coming to financial services. According to research from Tabb Group, one in four financial services firms are planning on moving work loads to the public cloud in 2019, and the majority of firms will be increasing their cloud spend this year. Financial services might have been slow in embracing public cloud initially, but they are now making up for lost time. In our [...]

March 19, 2019|Financial Services, Fusion Blog|

Infographic: The Tech-Driven Workforce of Tomorrow

In today's hyper-digital age, there is a growing fear that jobs will disappear as enterprises implement artificial intelligence (AI) systems in the workplace. While machine learning and AI might replace certain jobs that exist today, in many cases there will be new jobs created to supplement the responsibilities of today's workforce. These new jobs, and the influx of people needed to fill them, will naturally coincide with the digital transformation [...]

March 13, 2019|Fusion Blog|

Celebrating Our Female Mavens on International Women’s Day

On Monday, we kicked off International Women’s Week with a very special #MavenMonday featuring Senior Director of Marketing, Jessica Wesley. In the feature, Jessica shared what drives her all-female team and the successful strategy behind the company’s increased brand exposure, allowing Maven Wave to be a threat to the status quo consulting firms out there. Today, on International Women’s Day, we are excited to feature several other incredible female [...]

March 8, 2019|Fusion Blog|

Migrating to Public Cloud: What Are The Benefits for Financial Services?

In two recent blog posts, Public Cloud is Ready for Financial Services, But is Financial Services Ready for Public Cloud? and Trends in Cloud Migration for Financial Services, we made the compelling case that public cloud such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has reached a level of maturity that makes it a logical choice for utilization in financial services. With an extensive list of features added to the known [...]

March 5, 2019|Financial Services, Fusion Blog|

Maven Monday: Jessica Wesley

This past fall, Maven Wave’s 3 co-founders, Jeff Lee, Jason Lee, and Brian Farrar, sat down with JSA TV to discuss the fundamental contributions to Maven Wave’s 10 years of continued success and year-over-year growth. In the interviews, the founders paid tribute to their dedicated team that has propelled them past the competition and made their consulting business unique. Without a doubt, none of the massive success the company [...]

March 4, 2019|Fusion Blog|

The Future of Voicebots and Chatbots in Healthcare

Patient: “Hey Google, get a refill of my statin.” Google Assistant: “Your prescription request was sent to the pharmacy.” Healthcare providers are looking for innovative ways to connect with patients. It’s all centered around one concept: redefining the patient experience. Chatbots are taking the place of traditional, stale IVR solutions in call centers, as chatbots are now smarter and more efficient. Voicebots are the next generation, taking automated, routine [...]

February 28, 2019|Fusion Blog, Healthcare|

Trends in Cloud Migration for Financial Services

While the public posture for cloud migration in financial services is one of caution and restriction, the word on the ground tells a different story. With names like JP Morgan Chase, Nasdaq, FINRA, and Capital One cropping up as cloud adopters, it has become apparent that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the true rate of cloud migration in financial services. What is the [...]

February 21, 2019|Financial Services, Fusion Blog|

Maven Monday: Courtney Claussen

Our featured Maven of February is Courtney Claussen, a Principal Consultant focused on project management and practicing Agile methodology to facilitate client relationships. Learn more about Courtney as a connoisseur of running and rowing at OrangeTheory Fitness and expert Scrum Master and Product Owner at Maven Wave. Q: What does a typical day look like for you? A:  Mornings are generally the busiest as we try to capitalize on [...]

February 18, 2019|Fusion Blog|

Public Cloud is Ready for Financial Services, But is Financial Services Ready for Public Cloud?

There’s no disputing that the emergence of cloud computing has radically altered the way that business is conducted and even the ways in which we lead our lives. From the emergence of Netflix in entertainment to Uber in transportation, the power of cloud has been unleashed in ways that are driving growth, slashing costs and providing heretofore unimaginable products and services. And yet, while new businesses have pioneered trailblazing [...]

February 14, 2019|Financial Services, Fusion Blog|

Addressing Social Determinants of Health Using Google Maps and Machine Learning

By all means, health systems should do everything possible to give patients the best possible medical care. But let’s take a step back. The largest contributors to premature death, accounting for a full 40%, are the patient’s own behaviors. Another 15% are their social circumstances. Add in genetic predispositions and environmental exposure. Now you’re up to 90% of what contributes to a person’s premature demise. What’s left? Only 10%. And [...]

February 12, 2019|Fusion Blog, Healthcare|

Why Enterprises Should Embrace the Cloud as it Drives Global IT Spending

Gartner’s latest quarterly IT spending forecast delivers big news about the cloud’s role in global IT expenditures. The firm expects worldwide IT spending to reach $3.8 trillion this year, rising 3.2% over 2018, as the company points out here. A major driver of this growth is the enterprise software segment, which is projected to increase 8.5% this year and another 8.2% in 2020 - reaching $466 billion that year. [...]

February 4, 2019|Fusion Blog|

Maven Monday: Maya Murali

Maven Wave is made up of a variety of individuals with unique talents. Every Monday, we highlight an employee from the company in a short video to show the world what makes each maven the expert or connoisseur they are. Each month, we will delve a little deeper into the life of one Maven. This month our featured Maven is Maya Murali, a Visual Designer on our Experience Design team. [...]

January 21, 2019|Fusion Blog|

A Look Back at Maven Wave’s 2018 Achievements

There’s no doubt that each year Maven Wave has been better than the previous - and 2018 was no exception to that as we celebrated our 10th year of continued growth. Put simply and to the point by partner and co-founder Brian Farrar, “We’ve had a decade of continued growth - we’ve doubled the size of the company about every 20 months.” But while continued growth is a remarkable [...]

December 18, 2018|Fusion Blog|

Get To Know Our Founders Part III: Jeff Lee

If you know Maven Wave, by now you know that we pride ourselves on a company culture that fosters a type of talent we like to call “the X factor”. It’s something we look for and cultivate in our team members because, after all, our team is at the heart and soul of our success. It’s why we thrive on the mutual respect that we share in the halls [...]

December 14, 2018|Fusion Blog|

9 of the Most Exciting New Google Cloud Developments for Enterprises

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 news and awards). At that same event, Google Cloud announced several product and solution launches [...]

December 11, 2018|Fusion Blog|

Get To Know Our Founders Part II: Jason Lee

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 when walking through the halls of our Chicago HQ. As noted in our previous blog, [...]

December 7, 2018|Fusion Blog|

Get To Know Our Founders: Brian Farrar

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 Cubs game or gathering around for Happy Hour at a local pub. But to get [...]

November 29, 2018|Fusion Blog|

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

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 bar for User Experience seems to inch upward every day. With the cloud, machine learning, [...]

November 27, 2018|Fusion Blog|

CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference Recap 2018

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 important sounding board for some of the most pressing issues facing the world. Day One: [...]

November 21, 2018|Financial Services, Fusion Blog|

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

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 as Robinhood in investing or Upstart for peer-to-peer loans as standouts, but cloud utilization in [...]

November 19, 2018|Financial Services, Fusion Blog|