New Blog Series: How Compliance is Costing Financial Services Organizations

The Financial Services industry has faced significant operational and business performance challenges over the past 10 years, especially since the near-collapse of the global financial system in 2008. That event led not only to the government-mandated sale of Bear Stearns and the outright bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, but also to an unprecedented wave of rigorous regulatory mandates.  While they may be well-founded, the mandates have come with soaring costs and have been the most significant contributing factor to Return on Equity (ROE) ratios, which now stand at 50% of their historical levels. Continue reading New Blog Series: How Compliance is Costing Financial Services Organizations

Knowledgent Cares Toy Drive Benefits BMS Child Life Center

Continuing with our giving spirit from our food drive last month, Informationists from the Boston, New Jersey, and New York offices teamed up with our very own Chris Blotto and his charity, the Daniel P. Ryan Foundation, for a holiday gift drive to benefit children at the Bristol Myers Squibb Child Life Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.  Continue reading Knowledgent Cares Toy Drive Benefits BMS Child Life Center

Knowledgent Holds Company-Wide Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Banks

We at Knowledgent are committed to giving back to the communities in which we live and work. That’s why, as part of Knowledgent Cares, our employee volunteer program, we focused the month of November on supporting local food banks. Continue reading Knowledgent Holds Company-Wide Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Banks

Celebrating our 100th Post

I’m tremendously excited to announce that this is our 100th post on the Knowledgent blog! When we started this blog back in February of this year, we wanted the blog to be a channel for sharing our real-world experience and technical expertise. Along the way, over the past several months, we’ve also shared with you stories about our Knowledgent teammates and the work we do through Knowledgent Cares, our employee volunteer program.

We’ve covered a wide variety of topics in our first 100 posts, so to celebrate this milestone, here are 10 of our favorite posts since the beginning: Continue reading Celebrating our 100th Post

George Pagoulatos on How to Become a Data Architect

Want to know what it takes to work in data and analytics? Every other Friday, our own Informationists will share their thoughts, experiences, and advice on what they do and what they did to get there. Expect to see a wide range of answers from individuals in the same lines of work; our Informationists come from all walks of life, which only shows that there’s more than one way to get on the right career track.

Following our last post in this series on Alex Kouznetsov, Semantic Architect, this week’s post features George Pagoulatos. George earned his BS in Pharmacy at Rutgers University. He’s worked in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, California, Tennessee, New York, and New Jersey across the life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, chemicals, apparel, and financial services industries. Continue reading George Pagoulatos on How to Become a Data Architect