Q&A: Informationist Tina Botti Raises over $5,900 for the American Liver Foundation at the Boston Marathon

We at Knowledgent are so proud of our own Informationist Tina Botti, who completed the Boston Marathon on April 20!

After the marathon, I sat down with Tina to talk about running, her involvement with Run for Research, and her suggestions for beginner runners.

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Informationist Best Friend: A Business Analyst and His Canine Companions

We at Knowledgent know that it’s just as important to be able to balance our focus on helping improve lives and business through data with time to rest and recharge. With this new series, we’re putting a spotlight on the important best friends who are always there for us and help us relax after a hard day’s work: our pets.

Following our last post with Informationist Nicholson Warman and his cats Kiss-met and Sultan, our last post features Business Analyst Tim Oliver and his dogs Daisy and Pumpkin. Daisy is a Yorkshire Terrier. Pumpkin is an Australian cattle dog mix. Continue reading Informationist Best Friend: A Business Analyst and His Canine Companions

Infographic: The Agile Analytics Life Cycle

Wondering if you should leverage a data lake? Trying to improve the state of data analytics in your organization?

As this month’s infographic depicts, one of the main advantages of the data lake is the acceleration of advanced analytics capabilities.

After you ingest your raw information, including structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data into the lake, you’re able to transform it for querying and analytics. Next, provide self-service analytics for your users so they can analyse the data they need using the tools of their choice. Your users can then collaborate on analytics, sharing their analytic models with the community.

View the infographic below:

Agile Analytics Life Cycle Infographic - Knowledgent

Implement the four best practices in our agile analytics life cycle to achieve your most productive agile analytics environment.

What challenges are you facing with agile analytics in the data lake? Let us know in the comments!

 

Case Study: How a Global Banking Institution Deployed a Reference Data Management Program to Become a Dodd-Frank Thought Leader

Challenges

In response to the Dodd-Frank Act, our client, a global banking institution, sought to establish a program that would implement changes to their reference data management systems in compliance with the new regulations, including the Legal Entity Identifier, Swaps Data Reporting, Business Conduct and Trade Controls reporting requirements.

However, our client lacked the requisite resources and expertise to fully deploy this program. They engaged Knowledgent for our experience in regulatory compliance, participation in SIFMA and ISDA industry working groups, and leading-practice capabilities in gathering requirements and implementing reference data technology. Continue reading Case Study: How a Global Banking Institution Deployed a Reference Data Management Program to Become a Dodd-Frank Thought Leader

See Knowledgent at BITCon 2015!

We are excited to announce our silver sponsorship at the 3rd Annual Bristol-Myers Squibb Conference (BITCon) being held on April 27 and 28 at the Princeton, NJ Marriott.

Date: 04/27-28/2015
Location: Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, NJ
Event Link: BITCon 2015

Knowledgent will also be exhibiting at the event. Make sure to stop by booth number 101 to speak with a Knowledgent Informationist and learn more about exciting employment opportunities.

Interested in other events Knowledgent will be attending? Check out our Events page for the latest info!

Informationist Best Friend: An Informationist and His Cats

We at Knowledgent know that it’s just as important to be able to balance our focus on helping improve lives and business through data with time to rest and recharge. With this new series, we’re putting a spotlight on the important best friends who are always there for us and help us relax after a hard day’s work: our pets.

Following our last post with Informationist Mike Frasca and his Siberian Huskies Ash and Ember, this week’s post features Informationist Nicholson Warman and his cats Kiss-met and Sultan. Kiss-met and Sultan are brother and sister. Continue reading Informationist Best Friend: An Informationist and His Cats

7 Traits of the Informationist

During the Industrial Revolution, the efforts of engineers produced incredible, measurable improvements in business and human lives. It’s not surprising that, as a result of this, the Engineer became the defining role of the Industrial Age.

According to Peter Drucker, we are now in the transition from the Industrial Age to the Information Age. This is why the #BigData phenomenon has emerged. Organization and even individuals are beginning to see the benefits of mastering information, in a way that we simply have not before. The highest-paid opinion will no longer rule.

What is the analog of engineer in the Information Age? What role will define the potential and risks of data? Continue reading 7 Traits of the Informationist