Analyzing Mortgage Data in the Cloud

Greenwich Analytica’s William M. Cohee, gives us a nice walk through of how an analysis of Fannie Mae mortgage data can be conducted in the Cloud using Google Cloud Dataprep by Trifacta and Google Data Studio. Adoption of the Cloud Computing model is accelerating. Even in the risk averse Financial Services sector, we are seeing some of the barriers to …

Innovation in Data Management

The mandate for Data Management within Financial Services is changing and the industry may need to consider a range of fresh, non-traditional approaches to answer the call. The firms that are not planning to innovate could struggle monetizing their data assets going forward and risk falling behind their more forward-thinking, data savvy peers. Check-out this insightful post from William Cohee …

Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is much more than a tech fad. As a concept, its been around for decades under various names. The difference now is the stakes are higher – there’s much more riding on the outcomes. Here’s a great short read on why Digital Transformation is not just a buzzword… https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-digital-transformation-actually-means-for-an-organization/

The Miracle Mets can Make Baseball Great Again

I have a confession to make – baseball isn’t fun for me anymore. Over-specialization. The “shift”. Instant replay. Analytics. ESPN. All the fun’s been computed out of our Nation’s past time – the sport is sterile and down right unwatchable. And @KeithHernandez is especially cranky of late. What else should we expect from the Twitter account of a grouchy Mets …

Big Data: The Next Frontier

Digital data is now everywhere. The possibilities of Big Data continue to evolve rapidly, driven by innovation in the underlying technologies, platforms, and analytic capabilities for handling data. Read the infamous McKinsey Report: https://goo.gl/x2sP9Q

Big Data Analytics in the Cloud

Google BigQuery. It’s a BIG deal. “Google is living a few years in the future and sending the rest of us messages.” That’s a quote from Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop. When it comes to the Cloud Wars, perhaps one of the plaintext messages Google is transmitting from the future is: “Game Over – we win!” BigQuery is the branding and …

Offense or Defense?

The challenge for CDOs and the rest of the C-suite is to establish the appropriate trade-offs between defense and offense and to ensure the best balance in support of the company’s overall strategy. https://hbr.org/2017/05/whats-your-data-strategy