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Fusion Blog 2018-02-26T08:10:47+00:00

Perfect Your Bracket with Google Cloud

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 Google Maps APIs, is built with Google Apps Script, and pulls in data from Google [...]

By | March 14, 2018|Tags: , |

Employee Spotlight: Kelly Coughlin

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. Can you describe your role as the Events Marketing Manager at Maven Wave? As [...]

By | March 13, 2018|Tags: |

Reinvigorate Your Data Analytics Team with Serverless Computing

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 executing your application code as a series of tasks in an environment completely managed for [...]

By | February 14, 2018|Tags: , , |

Ask the Expert: Machine Learning

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 in topics about ML with our expert, Sumeet Singh. How is machine [...]

By | February 7, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Get More Out of Your G Suite Investment

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, etc.) necessary for collaboration in the workplace. These tools make working in teams simple with [...]

By | February 2, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

How to Leverage Geolocation Data In Any Industry

No matter what industry you work in today, all businesses are collecting enormous amounts of customer data. Most likely, a lot of that data has a geolocation component to it. Some of the use cases for taking advantage of that data may be obvious (i.e.mobile ordering), but there are many other ways to monetize and discover value from these analytics. Below we provide three unique use cases for leveraging [...]

By | February 2, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Employee Spotlight: Meet Annie Castner

Annie Castner serves as a Senior Consultant for the Data Analytics practice. Castner attended the University of Notre Dame and studied Applied Math. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, tutoring for Minds Matter, reading and watching sports. Can you describe your role as a data analytics senior consultant? I help clients understand and derive value from their data. My projects [...]

By | January 26, 2018|Tags: |

Employee Spotlight: Meet Michael Milhizer

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 Spotlight video below.  Can you describe your role as an [...]

By | January 19, 2018|

How to Successfully Run Machine Learning with Google Cloud Platform

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 essential components for a successful outcome. 1. Tensorflow Google has [...]

By | January 5, 2018|Tags: , , |

Building Faster: Workshop-Based Experience Design

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, because of budget, timeline, or other concerns? To address these cases, we’ve developed a leaner, [...]

By | December 19, 2017|Tags: , , |

Maven Wave’s Top 5 Tech Trend Predictions for 2018

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 algorithm created at Stanford University outperformed radiologists in diagnosing pneumonia. This is just the front [...]

By | December 19, 2017|Tags: , , , |

10 Tips for Success with Machine Learning

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 tried and tested factors that can help change the outcome of your next machine learning [...]

By | December 5, 2017|Tags: , |