3 Takeaways from the 2014 MDM & Data Governance Summit

We hope you had an opportunity to visit NYC and the Knowledgent booth at the MDM & Data Governance Summit last week on October 5 at the Sheraton Times Square.  The MDM practitioners we spoke with found the sessions valuable and insightful. We particularly enjoyed the engaging discussions we had after our CTO Chris Blotto’s talk on “MDM in a Big Data World”.

This was the ninth year of the summit, and it’s clear that MDM is still a topic of wide interest and only becoming more relevant in a world where massive amounts of data are now available to the business.

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Knowledgent Recognized as One of 2014’s 20 Most Powerful Big Data Solution Providers

We are extremely humbled to announce that Knowledgent has been named among CIO Story’s 20 Most Powerful Big Data Solution Providers for 2014. This technology industry publication focuses on innovative solutions developed by upcoming vendors for enterprises. This year’s Big Data Special feature highlights the top 20 big data companies that are on the leading edge of driving solutions to big data technology challenges and impacting the industry. Continue reading Knowledgent Recognized as One of 2014’s 20 Most Powerful Big Data Solution Providers

Reed Bradford on How to Become a Data Quality 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.

Our first post featured Dip Kharod, Big Data Architect. Continuing the series is Reed Bradford, Data Quality Architect. Reed earned his MBA in Computer & Information Sciences from Temple University and his BS in Information Management from Brigham Young University (BYU).  He has worked in information management and analytics for 28 years across the financial services, life sciences, hospitality, manufacturing, and retail industries.

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Knowledgent Cares to Participate in Boston Brain Tumor 5K

Our Boston teammates are participating in the Boston Brain Tumor 5K Walk as part of Knowledgent Cares, our employee volunteer program. The event will take place on Sunday, October 26, at DCR Mother’s Rest at Carson Beach in Boston. This 5K Walk benefits the National Brain Tumor Society. Continue reading Knowledgent Cares to Participate in Boston Brain Tumor 5K

Q&A with Chris Blotto on MDM, Big Data, and the Data Lake

In the era of Big Data, what role does Master Data Management (MDM) play? Our own Chris Blotto, Chief Technology Officer at Knowledgent, addressed this question at the MDM & Data Governance Summit yesterday at the Industry Innovation Lunch.

Chris’ presentation, “MDM in a Big Data World,” covered a range of topics concerning MDM and Data Governance professionals navigating the Big Data landscape.  He discussed using MDM capabilities to enable search and navigation in distributed environments, transitioning existing data management investments into the Big Data world, and distinguishing the hype from the reality through real-world use case overviews.

After his presentation, we sat down with Chris to get his thoughts on the role of MDM in today’s analytically driven environment:

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Knowledgent CTO to Speak at MDM & Data Governance Summit

Knowledgent’s own CTO Christ Blotto will be speaking at the MDM & Data Governance Summit at the Sheraton Times Square in New York City October 5-7. Chris is presenting “MDM in a Big Data World” at the Industry Innovation Lunch on Monday, October 6, from 11:45am to 12:45pm.

“More organizations are looking at Big Data solutions, such as the Data Lake, for managing their data, and their users need to be able to find the data they need when they need it,” explains Mr. Blotto. “As a result, there is a need for an on-demand Data and Analytics as a Service model, one that is not driven by specific analytics projects. MDM is a key enabler of this new paradigm.”

More information can be found in the press release here.

Dip Kharod on How to Become a Big Data Architect: “You have to love data”

Have you ever wondered what it takes to work in data and analytics? What background should you have? What skills or technical expertise? How do you know if you’ll like the work?

Whether you’re outside the field looking in or inside looking for a new challenge, you’ll benefit from our new Q&A series. 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.

Continue reading Dip Kharod on How to Become a Big Data Architect: “You have to love data”

White Paper: How to Build a Successful DQM Program

Data Quality Management (DQM) is a major concern in most data-driven organizations.  But many organizations are challenged with improving and remediating data quality. From the beginning, they struggle with questions that impede the progress of their data quality efforts.

For example: What is DQM? How do I get started? Do I even need it? What metrics should I use?  What data quality rules should I define? Continue reading White Paper: How to Build a Successful DQM Program