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2017 Maven Wave Customer Summit Recap

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 in the tech world. Keynote: How to Create an Exponential Mindset The [...]

By | October 10, 2017|Tags: , |

Top 5 Takeaways from the CAO Forum

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. Below are our top takeaways and insights from the conference. 1. Do not discard traditional [...]

By | October 9, 2017|

Employee Spotlight: Meet Jenny Jacobs

Jenny Jacobs serves as a Change Management Consultant for the Google Cloud practice at Maven Wave. Prior to her position at Maven Wave, Jacobs was a Process Engineer at FactSet. Jacobs attended Purdue University, earning a degree in Operations Management. In her free time, Jacobs enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and dog. One fun fact about Jacobs is that she knows how to play a pipe [...]

By | October 2, 2017|Tags: , |

Ask The Expert: Geolocation for the Enterprise

Geolocation is revolutionizing the enterprise in unimaginable ways. Geo provides the necessary tools for businesses to transform their strategy, analytics and experiences for clients and customers. Taking advantage of the endless possibilities geo has to offer opens up and expands revenue opportunities for enterprises that have never been possible before. In this Ask the Expert interview, we sat down with Shel Davis, our Geo expert to answer questions [...]

By | September 21, 2017|Tags: , , |

Employee Spotlight: Meet Kayla Guajardo

Kayla Guajardo serves as a sourcer on the recruiting team at Maven Wave. Prior to her position at Maven Wave, Guajardo worked at KForce as a Technical Recruiter. Guajardo graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, shopping, spending time with friends, and playing with her new puppy! Can you describe your role as a sourcer at Maven [...]

By | August 24, 2017|Tags: , |

Rethinking the Corporation: The Digital Innovation Lifecycle Part 4

The point of this blog series has been to suggest that the traditional departmental corporate form (i.e. sales, marketing, finance, ops, IT, etc.) remains virtually unchanged since its origin at the dawn of the industrial age. Back then, innovation moved in multi-year cycles and infrastructure and depth were more determinant of success than speed of innovation. If the two decades since the dawn of the internet have taught us [...]

By | August 14, 2017|Tags: , , , |

5 Strengths of Winners in Digital

There’s no question that the need for businesses to evolve for the digital age is here; it’s no longer something companies can put off.  Now, it’s just a question of how to get started. When looking at the competitive landscape, there are certain companies that always seem to just get it and manage to stay far ahead of the curve. Airbnb, Amazon, and Tesla are just a few [...]

By | August 11, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Transparency: A Crucial Element to Creating an Engaged Workforce

Business transparency is a key factor in developing a more engaged employee workforce. Transparency leads your employees to trust upper management - this sort of trust is only achievable by openly sharing information throughout the organization. Fostering a successful transparent environment keeps employees engaged, focused, and motivated. Transparency has become a very sought-after core value among today’s enterprise. As consumers, we have become conditioned to having access [...]

By | August 10, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Beyond the Machine Learning Hype: Solving Vexing Problems in New Ways

Unless you’ve been stuck under a rock, you’ve probably come to the conclusion that artificial intelligence--really machine learning, is going to take over the world. Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have recently sparred each other over the risks and benefits of artificial intelligence. Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, has a well known belief that the future looks more like Ridley Scott’s famous cult science fiction film Blade Runner [...]

By | August 8, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Maven Wave’s Intern Class of 2017

This year, we launched our first Intern Program at Maven Wave, bringing in five interns from the University of Illinois and the University of Michigan for the summer. Our interns gained invaluable consulting experience by working on a series of projects with various teams across the company. Learn more about our interns and their experience at Maven Wave below! Paige Sekely University of Illinois During [...]

By | August 1, 2017|Tags: , |

Tapping IoT to Improve Marketing, Logistics, and Data

IoT The Internet of Things (IoT) has made a huge impact across many industries in recent years. The ability to collect real-time analytics from dispersed machines and devices has opened up a whole new world of opportunity. IoT is a connection of devices that capture data; this collection of data allows organizations to increase efficiency and productivity through the assessment of IoT analytics, which in turn, cuts costs for companies. [...]

By | July 17, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Ask The Expert: Data Analytics

In today’s market, data analytics play a large role in the success of an organization. Analyzing data leads organizations to uncover insights to make more intuitive business decisions. In the age of digital transformation, utilizing analytics within your business is a necessity to stay competitive. In this Ask the Expert interview, we sat down with our newly hired data analytics experts, Debbie Callahan and Todd Truesdell, to answer frequently [...]

By | July 11, 2017|Tags: , , , , |