Evaluation of Data Tools

Data preparation and cleansing are hugely time consuming portions of data analysis. Ask any data scientist or analyst and they will say that time spent cleaning and preparing the data is about 80%. Data prep tools are designed to accelerate the data analysis process. Continue reading Evaluation of Data Tools

White Paper: Data Governance for the Data-Driven Enterprise

Data Governance is still not well understood across both business and technology, but as you think about the purpose of Data Governance, it is one of the most important aspects of an analytics endeavor and is not something that should be considered optional, or something that should be put in place later. Continue reading White Paper: Data Governance for the Data-Driven Enterprise

IBM Master Data Management Releases – New Features Between v9.x and v11.x

Customers of IBM who are on an older release of the Infosphere Master Data Management (MDM) software come to a point where the software reaches its End of Support date. A decision needs to be made  – do I stay on the older release with either very expensive support (and even then, support is only up to 2 years past this date), or do I invest in upgrading my current environment to the latest IBM MDM release? Continue reading IBM Master Data Management Releases – New Features Between v9.x and v11.x

Meet Knowledgent at the Upcoming Big Data Innovation Summit

Knowledgent will be exhibiting at the Big Data Innovation Summit, held this September 9-10 in Boston at the Westin Waterfront hotel. Come join us, along with 80+ industry speakers and 800+attendees, in what is, “Boston’s largest & most important Executive Led Big Data Summit.” Continue reading Meet Knowledgent at the Upcoming Big Data Innovation Summit

Why Research is the Perfect Place to Begin Your Data Lake Initiative

In Pharmaceutical R&D, Research and Development are always grouped together almost unconsciously at this point.  While connected, the Research and Development areas tend to have different needs and different ways of doing business. Continue reading Why Research is the Perfect Place to Begin Your Data Lake Initiative

Knowledgent’s Live Big Data Ecosystem Featured in CIOReview

We are thrilled that CIOReview featured a story about our Live Big Data Ecosystem.

Titled “Knowledgent’s Live Big Data Ecosystem with Over 100 Vendors and Technologies”, the article talks about the launch of the ecosystem and features Mark Hayward, Big Data Partner from Knowledgent. Continue reading Knowledgent’s Live Big Data Ecosystem Featured in CIOReview

Planning for CCAR and DFAST in 2016 and Beyond

CCAR and DFAST processes are time and resource intensive. It requires an incredible amount of planning, coordination, discipline, controls and execution across the bank. This effort is further burdened with intense pressure to comply, as well as the risk for not complying. Banks, who have been through CCAR and DFAST cycles, continue to find it downright challenging, while new entrants – Intermediate Holding Companies (IHCs) (i.e. US Subsidiaries of Foreign Banking Organizations (FBOs)) –  are confronted with unplanned obstacles of implementing solutions to address organizational structure, capital and regulatory reporting requirements. Continue reading Planning for CCAR and DFAST in 2016 and Beyond

TeKathon II: Healthcare and Life Sciences Team

As stated in the previous TeKathon II Overview, the Healthcare and Life Sciences team used Trifacta to prepare data for a Pharmacovigilance data science project.  Pharmacovigilance is the detection, assessment, understanding, and prevention of drug-related adverse events, where adverse events are unfavorable and unintended signs, symptoms, or diseases associated with the use of a medicinal product.  Pharmacovigilance is increasingly important in understanding and managing drug safety and has the following goals: Continue reading TeKathon II: Healthcare and Life Sciences Team

Intergenerational wealth transfers – a defining moment reshaping the wealth management industry

HOW TREATING EACH INDIVIDUAL HEIR AS A SEGMENT OF ONE CAN HELP FINANCIAL ADVISORS RETAIN AT-RISK ASSETS

$30 – $50 trillion [USD] is a widely cited industry range in terms of the amount of money projected to be passed down by boomers to their children over the next 30 years. It goes without saying that wealth managers are focusing a great deal of attention to this massive transfer which has begun and will continue to accelerate in the years ahead as boomers begin to retire in large scale and plan for the wealth transfer process. Continue reading Intergenerational wealth transfers – a defining moment reshaping the wealth management industry