In the seminal television show Mad Men, Don Draper once said, “Change is neither good nor bad. It simply is.” In other words, any good business leader knows that change is a constant and must have the flexibility and foresight to plan for inevitable twists and turns — and nobody knows this better than Amanda Tran, Director of People Experience & Development at Maven Wave.
In terms of economic disruption, the COVID-19 pandemic was without precedent. It came on with remarkable swiftness, and its impact was both deep and widespread. To address the situation, bold, comprehensive, and forward-looking solutions were required.
This past year has been a remarkable time for thought leadership in retail. As McKinsey writes, the pandemic brought an end to the notion of “business as usual,” due to people shifting their shopping habits into digital environments. In the blink of an eye, we all transitioned into new ways of life.
When it comes to the enterprise datacenter, the public and hybrid cloud have been in the spotlight lately. This is especially true in financial services, where a large percentage of computing resources are domiciled in corporate datacenters.
Some of the greatest success stories in business come from adapting one thing to make another: a treatment for morphine addiction turned into a soft drink; an aid to help stabilize equipment on Navy ships in rough seas that became a popular children’s toy; a drug that was approved to lower blood pressure and ultimately became a treatment to help grow hair.
Welcome back to another edition of the Maven Wave Leadership Spotlight! This week, we had a chance to sit down with Duke Sullivan, Managing Director of Sales. When he’s not hitting the ski slopes or hanging out in the water with friends and family, Sullivan is leading Maven Wave’s exceptional Sales team into a new era of growth and development.
In the ever-changing world of retail, global brands are rapidly transforming to meet the evolving demands of today’s digital landscape. As an essential industry, the pandemic forced retailers to pivot their strategies, turning to cloud-based solutions such as Google Workspace to enable hybrid work environments while supporting consumers, frontline workers, and a surge in digital demand. For many companies, there’s no going back.
Atos and Maven Wave see data and cloud as the core pillars of digital transformation. You’ve probably heard (or read) us say that modern enterprises can’t compete without data-driven, cloud-based practices.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the term “new normal” has been thrown around a lot, along with plenty of speculation and conjecture about what the “new normal” really is. Now, nearly a year and a half after the entire world shut down, we’ve had time to take stock of the many changes we’ve experienced since March 2020 and better assess the changes still to come.
Did you know that organizations are 17x more likely to increase cloud spend than reduce it over the next 12 months? After all, the days of cloud computing being viewed simply as a style of technology are quickly drawing to a close.
Healthcare and life sciences organizations (HCLS) were moving to the cloud even before government mandates for interoperability came into play. Forward-thinking providers, insurance companies, and drug companies have been using the power of cloud to redefine the patient experience, unearth the value of data, and improve the delivery of care for years.
When January 1, 2020 rolled around, we were expecting another busy, successful, eventful year full of continued and new client projects, industry conferences, product rollouts, ongoing team growth and more.
Our people and our strong company culture are at the heart of everything we do at Maven Wave, and that starts with our leadership team. In our new leadership spotlight series, we will be sitting down with leaders from different areas of the company to learn more about their backgrounds, their roles within the organization, and what they enjoy outside of work.
No one would argue with the idea that the world has been dramatically changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But what are the most important shifts and innovations in financial services and insurance, and how are they likely to be manifested in the future?
Pride is the predominant outlook that bolsters the equality movement. While every day should be a celebration of pride and an opportunity to honor and embrace the uniqueness of who you are, Pride Month is a very special time for the LGBTQ+ community, including here at Maven Wave.
Transformative—that’s an apt word to describe COVID-19’s effect on everyday working life. Now, just as quickly as the pandemic triggered a new work-from-home model, it’s time to pivot once again and embrace the latest meaning of the “new normal.”
As with most industries, the manufacturing industry experienced a shake-up in 2020 with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, a shift in customer behaviors and needs, and disruption in the global supply chain.
The term “digital transformation” has taken some criticism for being overused of late, but the simple truth is that the transformation of financial services is being driven by the adoption of digital tools, practices, and procedures. Even so, effective and pervasive results are not a given and there are a number of common stumbling blocks that can derail transformation efforts.
When it comes to network architecture, nothing beats the agility, efficiency, security and cost savings that the cloud can provide. But if your company is still relying on legacy infrastructure and looking to join the multitude of companies across a range of verticals that are turning to the cloud for business operations, you’ll need a good cloud migration strategy.
Much has been written about the many ways in which public cloud is transforming the financial services and insurance industries, but it often seems that progress is slow in coming. The recent Financial Services Summit from Google Cloud should put that notion to rest.
Google Cloud promoted its 2021 Data Cloud Summit with one key phrase - “we can’t predict the future, but we can be ready for it.” And if there’s anything the past year and a half has taught us, it’s exactly that. As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital adoption,
The phrase “digital transformation” is so widely used these days that some people go so far as to say that the term has become essentially meaningless. While the term may be a bit overused, facts on the ground speak to a reality where many areas of financial services are indeed being transformed by the adoption of digital technologies, practices and orientation.
Google Cloud recently announced its acquisition of Dataform, a platform that empowers analysts to manage the entire flow of data within the warehouse, using a single, unified workflow. Incredibly powerful, Dataform is the tool [...]
At Maven Wave, enabling digital transformation for the world’s largest enterprises is our mission. Everything we do gets back to the question: How can we help Fortune 500 companies harness the cloud and growing [...]
In a highly regulated industry that is no stranger to crisis, rebounding from the pandemic undoubtedly poses a challenge to the financial services sector. From accelerating online banking to closing deals virtually, financial [...]
When you imagine the major contributors to climate change, what comes to mind? Maybe a 20-inch-rimmed gas-guzzling SUV, a smoke-stack-laden building with black clouds spiraling out, or a drainage pipe snaking its way from [...]
Within the cloud, products and offerings are constantly evolving. Knowing what those changes are and how they can benefit your business is important for optimizing your cloud landscape and more importantly, costs. Recently, [...]
A new phrase entered our vocabulary in 2020: “the new normal.” For workers, it meant transforming their homes into offices and incorporating workout pants into a weekly outfit rotation. For tech leaders, 2020’s [...]
Retail leaders are navigating an unprecedented digital transformation race, in the words of KPMG, with organizations “investing heavily in technology to address immediate concerns like falling revenue, interrupted supply chains, and long-term resilience.” [...]
Over the past several years, artificial intelligence (AI) has captured the imagination of the financial services and insurance industries, and for good reason. The enterprise has been deluged by a monsoon of data, [...]
As with many government mandates, the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule (CMS-9115-F) has clear overarching goals. But the details of what’s involved and how to implement it can be confusing. Here’s the [...]
All business initiatives start with a vision, especially when navigating change. Developing an action plan and strategy is essential to implementing a vision and seeing it through to fruition. This process is particularly [...]
The year started off bright at Maven Wave, when our very own Uma Vandegrift, Principal, was named one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2020 Rising Stars in Tech. This prestigious recognition was well-deserved as [...]
Almost overnight, the pandemic has forever changed the way healthcare organizations operate. With seven years of transformation occurring in just a few months, digital healthcare will only continue to evolve as virtualization becomes [...]
As we approach the one-year mark of when COVID-19 first hit the United States, Maven Wave and Atos continue to support enterprises in meeting their evolving business needs through digital transformation. From vital [...]
As more companies migrate to the cloud, they are increasingly relying on cloud-native and open source technologies. One of the core technologies needed in any solution is scheduling and orchestration, of which the [...]
Earlier this year, our mid-year awards blog highlighted the impressive shifts the Maven Wave team was undergoing four months into the pandemic. Not only were we migrating to a fully remote workplace ourselves, [...]
Throughout 2020, the theme for the retail sector has been agility. Here at Maven Wave, we’ve been helping the next generation of industry frontrunners find their “North Star” in an unpredictable consumer landscape. [...]
Across the globe, enterprises are increasing customer satisfaction with conversational AI. As organizations continue to face complex challenges, contact center transformation is no longer an option. In order to stay competitive, businesses must [...]
Digitization and automation make manufacturing processes smoother and more efficient, but can also raise concerts with cybersecurity for manufacturing. Automation applications include robotic material handling or product assembly, process monitoring and quality assurance, [...]
Embracing change is vital for enterprises to stay connected, competitive, and sustainable. As more organizations transition to Google Workspace to solve current and future challenges, they demand a seamless, rapid transition driven by [...]
SAP lies at the heart of many enterprises, driving ERP to manage business operations and enhance customer relationships, and the ability to take SAP functions into the public cloud is dramatically increasing both [...]
The financial markets have never witnessed a deadline as large, complicated and challenging as the upcoming shift away from Libor. Often called “the most important number in the world”, Libor is being decommissioned [...]
Today, companies across all industries are faced with service disruptions, new challenges due to remote work, and high demand for home delivery. And traffic conditions can be profoundly impacted by economic and environmental [...]
In today’s digital environment, modernizing applications presents the opportunity to increase business value, generate ROI, and rapidly create change. At the same time, app transformation empowers organizations to reimagine and update their customer [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic shed light on how technology could improve operations in the healthcare field. Those previously hesitant to move forward with cloud computing in healthcare may be more open to it now, [...]
Now that we’ve introduced Google Workspace to the world, it’s time to put it to the test. Amid an evolving business landscape, where video, collaboration, and security reign supreme, Google Workspace empowers enterprises [...]
Now more than ever, organizations must be more customer-focused and integrate modern technologies into their contact centers to communicate via social media, email, voice, and other digital channels. As enterprises are challenged with [...]
The rise of cloud computing solutions has unleashed a revolutionary wave of change and innovation for enterprise IT. One particularly complex area for companies considering a cloud migration is Oracle databases and the [...]
Unless you have been hiding under a raised-tile floor since the shared storage array was invented, you know how cloud can benefit your enterprise. Decreased cost, increased agility, lowered CAPEX: the list is [...]
Just when we thought Google couldn’t get any more collaborative, flexible, secure, and efficient, they innovate once again with an exciting announcement presenting Google Workspace to the world! Launching at a time when [...]
Retail events follow the seasons of our lives from summer vacation to back to school, major holidays, birthdays, and more. The year 2020 has sparked unexpected, radical changes into the way that consumers [...]
As organizations across industries rapidly deploy and invest in next-gen cloud applications and solutions to meet demands, controlling cloud costs can be challenging. But it doesn't have to be. In today's ever-evolving landscape, [...]
The deadline for the end of Libor is fast approaching and many financial institutions are struggling to address the complexities that this creates. Libor is ubiquitous in modern financial markets and this raises [...]
With so many aspects of businesses shifting since COVID-19, the call center, as we know it, will never be the same. As customer service and support centers become increasingly overwhelmed, enterprises are making [...]
Over the years, Maven Wave has leveraged expert insight, experience, and its premier Google Cloud partnership to convert complex business challenges into successful digital transformations for some of the world’s most influential companies. [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic has widened acceptance of telehealth, for both healthcare providers and patients. Many healthcare organizations scrambled to implement telehealth as lockdowns occurred throughout the country, while others already had systems in [...]
The imminent demise of the benchmark Libor interest rates is one of the most important developments in the history of financial markets and one that will pose a challenge for all financial institutions. [...]
In many industries, we’re sold solutions based on business needs. In healthcare, these solutions may help us manage population health or the claims process, for example. At Maven Wave, we argue that the [...]
After learning the latest about data analytics during last week’s Google Cloud Next ‘20: OnAir sessions, we’re digging further into data with the week six “Data Management & Databases” theme. The virtual event [...]
Across screens worldwide, Google Next ‘20: OnAir attendees are taking a deeper dive into today’s most commanding cloud topics. Led by Google Cloud experts and featured guests, the all-digital event is helping leaders [...]
Healthcare organizations are learning many lessons during the COVID-19 crisis. Whether still in thick of it or coming up for air, data and technology are key tools in the fight against this pandemic. [...]
Google Next ‘20: OnAir is heating up the summer! Across the globe, attendees are logging in weekly to gain valuable insight into the industry’s hottest topics. Throughout the nine-week event, participants can take [...]
Google Next ‘20: OnAir is in full swing, and while the event may be all digital this year, the sessions are still delivering innovative content, inspiring keynote speakers, and compelling breakout sessions. What’s [...]
Last week, Google kicked off Next ‘20: OnAir with Industry Insights week and an opening keynote full of exciting product announcements. For more on BigQuery Omni, Confidential VMs, and other product launches, check [...]
In 2017 it looked as if bitcoin, the original manifestation of distributed ledger technology (DLT), was on course to become a dominant and ubiquitous force in financial markets. Unfortunately, bubbles are bound to [...]
The opening keynote session at Google Cloud Next looked a little different this year. Instead of being greeted by a standing-room-only crowd at Moscone Center in San Francisco, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google [...]
One of the most vital business lessons to derive from the ongoing global pandemic is the importance of data quality. While making key decisions around the best ways to rapidly implement and pivot [...]
The next generation of manufacturing is here. It’s no secret that manufacturers must continue to prove their relevance by leveraging emerging technology trends to stay on pace with modern-day customer demands and achieve [...]
As some employees continue to work from home while others return to offices part-time, and some retailers and restaurants cautiously reopen, we’re all still continually adjusting to this less-than-normal year. While living and [...]
When financial services companies wrote their business plans for 2020, it’s a safe bet that no one penciled in closing all physical locations, cutting revenue dramatically and converting nearly all employees to work [...]
While many medical practices have been moving towards adding telehealth capabilities, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed some to offer it much more quickly than anyone was expecting. Some practices jumped in feet first, even [...]
Across the globe, marketing departments and event teams pivoted plans as stay-at-home orders forced the cancellation of conferences, trade shows, and other in-person events. Creative as marketers are, this bizarre turn of events [...]
Congratulations BigQuery on celebrating 10 years! As an early entrant to the Google Cloud Partner ecosystem, we at Maven Wave have enjoyed seeing the platform grow and evolve from beta to the industry [...]
Billions of retailers are leveraging or relying solely on e-commerce right now, while struggling with how best to identify their customer’s needs and present personalized suggestions and experiences. Fragmented and impersonal data is [...]
As we prepare for the future and continue to navigate the new norm, many corporations have already announced that they are extending remote working until further notice. With Twitter leading the charge toward [...]