Data to Value were thrilled to attend two great events recently hosted by DataIQ and Experian QAS at Kensington Roof Gardens and the London Science Museum.
The DataIQ Big Data 100 launch party centred around the announcement of this year’s list of the 100 most influential people working in data-driven marketing. It was great to discuss with other practitioners the challenges many organisations are facing and how they are using the latest tools and techniques in areas such as demographic profiling, quality management and data protection. The challenges many face are quite distinct from the common regulatory and cost reduction drivers we often come across in sectors such as financial services. One thing that is clear however is that the world of Data practitioners is getting smaller and the opportunities for cross-pollination of previously unconnected approaches continue to grow.
At the Data Quality briefing in the London Science museum we heard about the latest research conducted by our software partners Experian QAS. The event was expertly hosted, as usual, by Dylan Jones of DataQualityPro and Derek Munro of Experian and featured an interesting panel of DQ practitioners. Derek guided the audience through several thought provoking statistics on the current state of Data Quality – great material for anyone building a business case. Clearly whilst awareness of the problem is growing there is still someway to go before business cases become a slam dunk, so to speak. The highlight of the day for us was the refreshing presentation by Paul Hennessey of Aldermore who is using Pandora as part of a wide-ranging Data Governance programme. This featured a mix of proven Data Strategy techniques such as maturity benchmarking with new approaches such as using VAR risk metrics to contextualise data quality defects.
It was great to discuss a wide range of the latest data trends in Financial Services with COOConnect recently. We firmly believe that there has never been a more exciting time to work on data centric projects within this sector. Not only are use cases for the latest Data and Information tools and techniques more compelling than ever the opportunities to also rapidly make a real difference have never been greater.
In the video we touch on some of our thoughts around the latest Big Data, Data Science and Machine Learning trends and how these can be used to fast track tackling traditional challenges. Many of the issues such as data definition, modelling, quality, governance and architecture are issues that organisations have struggled with for some time. In the video we touch on some of the opportunities to leapfrog traditional maturity stages by using the latest cutting edge semantic analysis, text mining and Data Discovery techniques.
London and Prague, 23. Feb – Manta Tools, the solution for Enterprise Information Flow Management, and Data to Value Ltd., the Data Consultancy, are proud to announce a new strategic partnership.
The new partnership will enable Prague-based Manta Tools to extend their presence in the UK and help Data to Value offer new capabilities to clients seeking to get more from their data assets. Both partners have extensive experience in Data Architecture, Governance and Visualization projects for blue-chip organisations in banking and other industries.
“Partnering up with Data to Value will give us the opportunity to improve our portfolio and increase our business potential,” says Tomas Kratky, CEO of Manta Tools. “We have a lot of experience with Information Management projects in Continental Europe, but the United Kingdom was a bit of an enigma for us. Now we can continue our expansion side by side with a highly respected partner; that’s great news for all of us.”
James Phare, Managing Director of Data to Value Ltd, adds “we are really excited about the partnership with Manta. It allows us to further deepen our capabilities in the Data Warehousing, Lineage, governance and architecture space. We often perform end to end Data Warehouse reviews and we look forward to significantly reducing the time to market for dependency / impact analysis and lineage tasks. In particular for Financial Services clients it further strengthens our offerings in the regulatory space for initiatives such as BCBS 239 and trade reporting requirements such as EMIR and Dodd-Frank.”