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Semanta and Data to Value announce strategic partnership

Semanta and Data to Value announce strategic partnership

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London and Prague, 16 March — Business Intelligence Portal provider Czech Republic Semanta s.r.o and Data Consultancy Data to Value Ltd. today announced a new strategic partnership.


Semanta’s breakthrough Encyclopaedia product brings a Business Intelligence Portal direct to the end-users. Data to Value will be leveraging Encyclopaedia and incorporating its capabilities into its Lean Information Management Consulting approach. The partnership aims to provide organisations, particularly within Financial Services, with a solution to their problems of accessing knowledge about their information resource. This will offer several core benefits to existing and prospective clients including finding out what information displayed on business intelligence output means, where it originates, who owns it and how to log issues and requirements.

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A particular focus of the partnership will be to bring new approaches to the Financial Services sector. For instance, both parties believe significant opportunities exist for the adoption of metadata management technologies and techniques to address regulatory demands. This includes responding to compliance requests in areas such as BCBS and Solvency III through being able to demonstrate the provenance and lineage of data used in reports.


Tomáš Bárta, Managing Director of SEMANTA notes: “We are obsessed with creating software that fights against the information chaos that is weakening companies today and we are dedicated to making it the best possible. We are looking for strong, bold and visionary partners who understand this problem and how to tackle it and we believe that Data To Value is one of those. It’s a great pleasure for us that Data To Value believes that ENCY is the right solution for them and that it will contribute to their Lean Information Management approach and move it up a level.”



Nigel Higgs, Managing Director of Data to Value notes; “we are delighted to have partnered with Semanta, so much of what these guys have done chimes exactly with Data To Value’s underlying principles of getting the fundamentals of a data strategy in place. Ency is a great tool that brings metadata management out of the IT back-room and directly enables business users to drive revenue growth though knowledge about the firm’s information resource. We spend a great deal of time helping organisations try to sort out their metadata and we see this partnership as an excellent way for us to help our customers get up the curve rapidly.”

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Data To Value Experian QAS DQ Briefing event

Big Data 100 & Experian Data Quality Research Briefing

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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.

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COOConnect interview on the latest data trends in Financial Services

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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.

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