FIA Boca – Day 3 and Wrap Up

2018-09-13T16:38:54-05:00March 19, 2017|Fusion Blog|

The final day of FIA Boca 2017 contains the greatest amount of content but it’s also in some ways the least interesting day of the conference. The third day of FIA Boca shifts from sexy topics like blockchain and fintech and delves into the BBI and VBBI areas: boring, but important and very boring, [...]

Tabb Fixed Income Event

2018-09-13T16:39:22-05:00February 13, 2017|Fusion Blog|

The Tabb Group holds a fixed income summit each January that serves as a key gathering point for the industry; an industry that has been dealing with many of the same challenges that face other financial markets: increasing regulation, change spurred on by new technology, and the ensuing market structure shifts that have altered the [...]

STAC Midwinter Meeting

2018-09-13T16:39:32-05:00January 16, 2017|Fusion Blog|

STAC motto “Dictum Meum Pactum”: My Word Is My Bond For reasons that will forever escape me, the Securities Traders Association of Chicago (STAC) chooses to hold its big, annual meeting in Chicago during the first part of January. Maybe it’s to get a good start to the New Year or maybe [...]

The CME Global Financial Leadership Conference 2016 (GFLC)

2018-09-13T16:39:41-05:00November 22, 2016|Fusion Blog|

The CME Global Financial Leadership Conference 2016 (GFLC) is a conference unlike any other. Each November, the CME and its invited guests assemble in Florida for a two-day meeting to listen and interact with the brightest luminaries in the world of politics, economics, and other fields. Coming just one week after the U.S. Presidential election, [...]

2016 FIA Expo – Day Two

2018-09-13T16:39:53-05:00October 24, 2016|Fusion Blog|

There’s just no escaping the energy let down that comes with the second day of FIA Expo as the biggest stars appear on day one and the panels become either more specific or less on-point and, therefore, somewhat less interesting. Still, there was plenty of content to chew on with the FIA Innovation Award announcement [...]

2016 FIA Expo – Day One

2018-09-13T16:40:08-05:00October 20, 2016|Fusion Blog|

The FIA moved Expo from it’s usual early November date to this week and the change paid off for them in spades. The weather is extremely pleasant in Chicago right now and the climate was matched to a great degree by mood and tenor of the Expo panels. In addition to the traditional address from [...]

Building a Digital Business for the Future

2017-09-01T10:51:45-05:00April 18, 2016|Digital Transformation, Fusion Blog|

Maven Wave recently participated in the 2016 AGENDA conference, hosted by IDG Enterprise in Amelia Island, FL. AGENDA is a business leadership conference focused on transforming the enterprise for the digital world. The conference is attended by digital leaders from all over the country who are leading transformation efforts in their organizations; C-level executives, VPs, [...]

Blockchain on the Brink: Report from the DTCC Blockchain Conference

2018-09-13T16:42:37-05:00April 12, 2016|Fusion Blog|

If 2015 was all about start up “unicorns” and a general raft of enthusiasm for fintech, then 2016 is shaping up to be the year of blockchain. Virtually a week doesn’t go by that a major blockchain event is held in London, New York, or the Silicon Valley and investments, partnerships and new products seemingly [...]

Mavens Give Back: Mercy Home Holiday Celebration

2017-09-01T10:57:03-05:00December 14, 2015|Fusion Blog, Working at Maven Wave|

This time of year, it's important to reflect back on the year and to be thankful for what you have. In 2015, Maven Wave launched an initiative to provide guidance and opportunities for employees to give back to the community. We decided to focus our community involvement on the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago. [...]

A Conference Unlike Any Other: Notes from the CME Group “Global Financial Leadership Conference”

2018-09-13T16:43:54-05:00November 20, 2015|Fusion Blog|

Over the past eight years, the CME Group has set a new standard for the financial industry through the Global Financial Leadership Conference (GFLC), a two-day meeting that brings together an invitation-only group of industry leaders to consider the most important and emerging topics of the day. While other gatherings focus on a particular sector [...]

FIA Expo 2015 – Day 2

2018-09-13T16:44:08-05:00November 6, 2015|Fusion Blog|

It’s a simple fact of life that the second day of an industry conference usually lacks the sizzle of the first day and FIA Expo 2015 was no exception. That is unless you consider the sizzle of the annual Great Chicago Steak Out that caps off the event each year. Innovation in the Air In [...]

FIA Expo 2015 – Day One

2018-09-13T16:44:18-05:00November 5, 2015|Fusion Blog|

The annual FIA Expo kicked off at Chicago’s Hilton with a larger than average crowd in attendance and a surprisingly upbeat tone. Despite continued headwinds from global regulation, reduced market liquidity and inhospitable business conditions for clearing firms and others, the impression from the panelists and speakers is that the industry is adapting to this [...]

Top 3 Takeaways from Atmosphere

2016-12-06T15:47:50-05:00October 26, 2015|Fusion Blog|

Last week, Google for Work hosted Atmosphere, which brought thousands of viewers together from all over the world to hear from forward-thinkers and innovators from Nest, Salesforce, Woolworths, WeWork, and more. We explored new ways to inspire employees, keep operating costs low, and move business forward. Maven Wave and Google hosted a viewing party here [...]

A Look at Fintech from NYC

2018-09-13T16:44:30-05:00October 5, 2015|Fusion Blog|

CME Tech Talk 4.0: Enabling Innovation  It’s no secret that the CME Group has, for all intents and purposes, transformed itself from a geographically based futures exchange to a global technology company and they continue to strive to be a leader in the discussion around the transformational power of technology. To that end, they hosted [...]

Google for Work Atmosphere Event

2015-09-14T21:51:08-05:00September 14, 2015|News/Events|

Join on October 20 for Google for Work Atmosphere, to learn how with Google Apps for Work, your business has the tools to keep customers and employees happy, bottom-lines at bay, and operations efficient and safe.

Terrapinn’s Trading Show Chicago 2015

2018-09-13T16:44:37-05:00June 6, 2015|Fusion Blog|

Terrapinn's Trading Show Chicago, along with FIA Expo, has evolved into the tent-pole event for discussion and exhibition on important industry trends and developments for the Chicago community. This year’s edition was held at Navy Pier on June 3 and 4. We have recapped the key takeaways from the event and created a synopsis of [...]

Register for Atmosphere 2015

2015-05-08T18:59:17-05:00May 8, 2015|News/Events|

Take the best seat in the house at Google for Work's largest digital event as we explore creative ways to innovate and work together. Hear from keynote speakers who’ve disrupted industries and inspired global change. Then, select one of our in-depth discussions on collaboration and business security.

Boca Bits – FIA Boca 2015 Day 3

2018-09-13T16:44:44-05:00March 13, 2015|Fusion Blog|

Did you ever have one of those days that seemed pretty normal as you went through it minute-by-minute, but then it turned out to be something not quite so good when you got to the end and took a moment or two to take a look back? That’s how Thursday at FIA Boca was for [...]

Boca Bits – FIA Boca 2015 Day 2

2018-09-13T16:44:50-05:00March 12, 2015|Fusion Blog|

CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad in an image that evokes memories of George Orwell and "1984". FIA Boca is always a three day affair but it’s the second day that has the meatiest content. Tuesday is arrival day, Thursday sees lower attendance due to early departures and the boat cruise/big dinner/Luna Bar burnout, and [...]

Boca Bits – FIA Boca 2015 Day One

2018-09-13T16:44:58-05:00March 11, 2015|Fusion Blog|

Boca Raton Resort and Beach Club I’m sure I speak for many when I say that after a winter that featured Snowpocalypse on the East Coast and the coldest February in recorded history in Chicago, how nice it is to be someplace that is both warm and sunny. I’m also sure that I [...]

Maven Wave Among Top 5 Google Service Partners at TeamWork 2015

2016-12-06T15:47:53-05:00March 1, 2015|Fusion Blog|

The Maven Wave Google team had the opportunity to spend last week in sunny San Diego at TeamWork 2015. The event included three days of thought leadership, networking, knowledge sharing, and a fun evening on Coronado beach! Google also shared their vision for 2015 and beyond, which is shaped by the real-time input of their [...]

STAC and Tabb Group Fixed Income

2018-09-13T16:45:05-05:00February 4, 2015|Fusion Blog|

January is a peculiar time in the northern climes of Chicago and New York as the energy and hope of the brand new year runs smack dab into the grim reality of short days and brutal weather. In this vortex of conflicting energy, I ventured forth to get a look at the current state of [...]

Driving Collaboration: Maven Wave Google Customer Summit

2016-12-06T15:47:53-05:00January 20, 2015|Fusion Blog|

Every year, Maven Wave invites our enterprise Google customers to spend an afternoon with other senior leaders who have also “gone Google” at the Maven Wave office in Chicago. The goal of the day is to give our valued customers the opportunity to learn how others are leveraging Google within their business, discuss strategies for [...]

FIA Expo 2014 – Day 2

2018-09-13T16:45:22-05:00November 10, 2014|Fusion Blog|

The second day of a two-day conference is always treated a bit like a poor relation to day one with less star power, more arcane topics, and a drop in attendance due to business meetings, departures, and hangovers. FIA Expo 2014 was no different, but it does benefit from a really great send-off dinner event [...]

FIA Expo 2014 – Day 1

2018-09-13T16:45:29-05:00November 6, 2014|Fusion Blog|

FIA Expo officially kicked off on Wednesday with over 4,000 delegates from over 30 countries in attendance and the first day’s programming did not disappoint from a content standpoint. The morning session featured a CEO sandwich as the exchange CEO panel was surrounded by speeches from two newly appointed CFTC commissioners and was topped off [...]

Crossing the Data Disposal Finish Line

2016-12-06T15:47:55-05:00October 16, 2014|White Papers|

Maven Wave Senior Principal, Brad Foster, will be presenting at the IBM Insight conference next week. This conference is focused on big data and analytics and Brad will be presenting on “IBM Stored IQ and Maven Wave Data Disposal Accelerator to Expedite the Process of Data Disposal.” Below is a sneak peek into his presentation. [...]

Moving to the Cloud: Lessons from Atmosphere Live

2016-12-06T15:47:55-05:00October 3, 2014|Fusion Blog|

Earlier this week was Google’s largest work event of the year, Atmosphere Live. We hope you had the chance to view the livestream, as there were several engaging keynote speakers, customer success stories, and valuable insights into how to improve the way you work. Maven Wave and Google hosted a viewing party at the Soho House [...]

Register for Google Atmosphere Live: 10/1

2014-09-02T20:26:09-05:00September 2, 2014|News/Events|

Google top experts and noted innovators will get to the heart of the matter at Atmosphere Live, an invitation-only, interactive live stream for business leaders. Discover how forward-thinking companies are helping employees get more done anywhere, redefine teamwork, and bring new ideas to life faster than ever before.  

Collaboration and Innovation: Maven Wave Google Customer Summit

2016-12-06T15:48:04-05:00November 19, 2013|Fusion Blog|

Maven Wave hosted the first annual Google Customer Summit on November 13. We invited senior leaders who have "gone Google" to join us for the afternoon at the Maven Wave offices in Chicago. The goal of the day was for our clients to learn how others are leveraging Google within their business, network with Google-minded [...]

Something a Little Different: Maven Wave and Google at the FIA Expo

2016-12-06T15:48:04-05:00November 14, 2013|Fusion Blog|

Attendees of the Futures Industry Association (FIA) Expo in Chicago got a taste of something a little bit different as Maven Wave teamed up with Google to present a high-level vision of how the cloud can transform a business. Jason Lee presenting at the FIA Expo Led by Jason Lee, partner at Maven Wave, and [...]

Financial Services Focus: Evolving FX Market Drives Need for TCA

2016-12-06T15:48:04-05:00October 7, 2013|Fusion Blog|

The forex market has evolved considerably over the past two decades, with the rise of electronic trading shifting the balance of power on the Street. How has the market changed, and what issues are of the greatest concern right now? I spent a good part of my early career (close to 15 years, actually) in [...]

Google BigQuery has a Big Week

2016-12-06T15:48:04-05:00September 26, 2013|Fusion Blog|

Last week was a big week for the Big Data analytics tool, Google BigQuery. On Tuesday, September 17, Google and Maven Wave hosted an event titled “The Internet of Things” at the Google office in Chicago, focusing on the opportunities cloud computing and Big Data create for the manufacturing industry. Then, on Wednesday, September 18, [...]

Building Business On Google Cloud Platform

2016-12-06T15:48:06-05:00January 8, 2013|Fusion Blog|

Google and Maven Wave Partners are hosting several events around the country where you can learn about the benefits that Google can bring to your organization. By attending, you can find out how the Cloud Platform lets you efficiently and cost-effectively build applications and websites, and store and analyze data on Google's infrastructure. A team [...]

New Poll Shows One Third of Firms Look to EDM to Fuel Growth

2016-12-06T15:48:20-05:00June 21, 2011|Fusion Blog|

Earlier this month Maven Wave hosted a Wall Street & Technology webinar on Enterprise Data Management (EDM) along side OpenLink Financial and Oracle (if you would like to download the podcast of the webinar, please click here). During the webinar, panelists from each firm touched on the latest trends, opportunities, and key success factors in an EDM strategy. The [...]