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TeKathon III Winners: Healthcare and Life Sciences Team

As Pharmaceutical organizations seek to discover preventative and curative therapies for complex disease conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, they are spending enormous amounts of time and money on developing their pipeline of drugs. In fact, recent studies have estimated that it takes an average of 12 years and $2.6 billion to bring a drug to market in the United States.1,2 Continue reading TeKathon III Winners: Healthcare and Life Sciences Team

TeKathon III: Financial Services and Insurance Team

The relationship between financial advisors, the firms that employ them, and their clients is shifting in ways that are upending the traditional order. There are many factors at play: New proposed regulations from the Department of Labor require advisors to assume a fiduciary role, clients have become more sophisticated thanks to the enormous amount of information available online and firms are under threat from new, more nimble, start-ups. The balance of power is shifting from the advisor to the client and as a result, the firm itself needs to step in and improve their support of their advisors. Continue reading TeKathon III: Financial Services and Insurance Team

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

TeKathon II: Overview

TeKathon II is in the books.  To recap, TeKathons are internal social and educational events and are also now competitive way for our teams to gain hands-on knowledge about the latest technologies showcased in our Big Data Ecosystem.  Secondly, the teams are challenged with real-world constraints of time and resources, forcing them to innovate rapidly. Continue reading TeKathon II: Overview

Tekathon: Tamr Review

Editor’s Note: This week, we’re recapping our first Tekathon, an immersive education session bringing together Knowledgent Informationists and Big Data MDM vendors to discuss real-world use cases. This post by Gaurav Suri, MDM Informationist at Knowledgent, discusses key benefits and features of Tamr solutions.  

In the age of big data, companies are now forced to rethink traditional MDM methods. Enterprises across all industries are facing an explosion of data flooding into their environments. Business activities such as mergers and acquisitions compound this problem, as organizations are forced to deal with new IT infrastructures and data that they’ve never touched. This has exposed limitations in traditional MDM products, including 1) speed and scalability of integrating data sources and 2) challenges with quickly implementing matching rules. Continue reading Tekathon: Tamr Review

Tekathon: Reltio Review

Editor’s Note: This week, we’re recapping our first Tekathon, an immersive education session bringing together Knowledgent Informationists and Big Data MDM vendors to discuss real-world use cases. This post by Mike Jacobs, MDM Informationist at Knowledgent, discusses key benefits and features of Reltio solutions.  

When you think of Reltio, think of a data-driven application where the goal is to find information quickly like you do in Google. Think about how to operate and get answers to your questions. You want to be scalable. Reltio’s way of thinking is that enterprises should have the same thinking on the business side as the thinking that is going on in the applications being used. Reltio delivers the inexhaustible capability that is part of the traditional MDM experience in a next-generation platform to drive business development and enterprise customer management over the next 15 years. Continue reading Tekathon: Reltio Review

Tekathon: Novetta Review

Editor’s Note: This week, we’re recapping our first Tekathon, an immersive education session bringing together Knowledgent Informationists and Big Data MDM vendors to discuss real-world use cases. This post by Ashish Saxena, MDM Informationist at Knowledgent, discusses key benefits and features of Novetta solutions.  

As Informationists from Knowledgent, we find ways for our clients to eliminate boundaries of business needs and information silos and have them focus on outcomes. Increasingly, exploration and innovation are demanding more from information assets. Data gurus are being presented with messy data infrastructures that hide information of muddy quality. Value is locked in unstructured data assets, leading to misinterpretations of the content and context data. We need a way to find value in our data from variety of formats within our information ecosystem.  Our clients look for reduced effort to extract, consolidate, and clean data to produce reports. Continue reading Tekathon: Novetta Review

Tekathon: The Convergence of MDM and Big Data

Editor’s Note: This week, we’re recapping our first Tekathon, an immersive education session bringing together Knowledgent Informationists and Big Data MDM vendors to discuss real-world use cases. This post by Mike Jacobs, MDM Informationist at Knowledgent, explores Knowledgent’s perspective on the convergence of MDM and Big Data.  

Knowledgent recognizes the convergence of Master Data Management and Big Data technology to solve enterprise challenges across multiple industries. Common challenges among our clients include: Continue reading Tekathon: The Convergence of MDM and Big Data