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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|

Machine Learning Now Available in Google BigQuery

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 and develop solutions with analytics. However, often times users of BigQuery aren’t using ML to [...]

November 13, 2018|Cloud & Machine Learning, Fusion Blog|

10% or 10x? Consider the Exponential Option

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 Dell survey of 4,000 business leaders, 48% were uncertain about what their industry landscape would [...]

November 8, 2018|Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|

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

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, the “Robinhood” name and philosophy has been adopted by one of the most successful new [...]

November 1, 2018|Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|

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

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 consecutive year, Consulting Magazine has named Maven Wave on its ranking of the fastest growing [...]

October 29, 2018|Fusion Blog|

FIA Expo 2018 – Day Two

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 new asset class and some interesting developments were revealed. Kicking [...]

October 22, 2018|Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|

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

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 2: How To Successfully Implement Machine Learning. As noted in our first blog, our team [...]

October 22, 2018|Fusion Blog|

FIA Expo 2018 – Day One

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 more of those on Thursday as no fewer than four panels are concerned with digital [...]

October 18, 2018|Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|

CAO Fall Recap Take 2: How To Successfully Implement Machine Learning

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 solutions. During the remainder of the conference, while many speakers focused on different aspects of [...]

October 17, 2018|Fusion Blog|

CAO Fall Day 1: How Can You Apply Insights From Your Data?

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 together analytics leaders from several fields, with designated tracks for the financial services, healthcare and [...]

October 11, 2018|Fusion Blog|

Google Cloud Summit New York Recap

Last week, Maven Wave had the opportunity to attend and sponsor the Google Cloud Summit in New York City. It was a full day of learning, exploring the latest cloud technology, and networking. In case you missed it, we’ve recapped the keynote session below. It’s clear the technology evolution we are experiencing today has created a customer revolution. Customers’ expectations are higher than ever before; they want the brands [...]

Right Message, Right Product, Right Time: How Machine Learning Enhances Marketing Analytics

It would be an understatement to say that sales and marketing have changed since the dawn of the digital age. They’ve been turned on their heads. It’s hard to even fathom that only a few decades ago, door-to-door sales and cold calls reigned. Oh, how times have changed. According to Gartner, by 2020, at least 85 percent of the relationships between customers and companies will be completed without any [...]

September 20, 2018|Fusion Blog|

Top 3 Takeaways for Retailers from Shop.org 2018

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. The conference featured several sessions on digital technologies and how they are transforming the retail [...]

September 19, 2018|Data & Analytics, Fusion Blog|