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The Rising Value of Data and Technology in Banking

Posted by Phil Liu

4/6/17 12:00 PM

Costs and regulatory requirements continue to pressure banks to improve operational efficiency. Where some banks see these pressures as obstacles, others see opportunity. Banks successfully leveraging data and technology will not only be leaders in the financial services industry but will be the leading data and technology companies of the future.

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Topics: Data Management

5 Signs Your Firm Needs to Invest in Contract Lifecycle Management

Posted by Sky Osterhout

12/13/16 11:00 AM

Within the past decade, focus on contract lifecycle management has become increasingly important. Due to the advent of complex financial instruments with a high dependency on nuanced financial and legal terms, many legacy contract structures run the risk of unenforceability. While firms pay considerable attention to negotiating the best terms in legal contracts, they must also focus resources on managing contract data in order to enforce contract terms and to ensure proper action is taken to renew or to terminate legal agreements.

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Topics: Data Management

The "New" Enterprise Data Architecture

Posted by Sagence

9/16/15 3:12 PM

Having an Enterprise Data Architecture that supplies sets of data quickly and securely to analysts is the key to unlocking insights for the Enterprise. Download our POV below.

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Topics: Data Management

The Future of Health Care: NLP Enables Analytics & Improves Patient Outcomes

Posted by Sagence

12/12/14 1:03 PM

Imagine a world where medical professionals leverage real-time analytics to identify conditions before a patient even has reason to suspect there might be a problem. In this world, patients receive immediate care that increases their chances of recovery and decreases their future medical costs.

Sound impossible? Emerging technologies such as natural language processing (NLP) will make this world a reality.

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Topics: Data Management

What Every Business Person Needs to Know about Text Analytics

Posted by Sagence

12/10/14 6:00 AM

Meta Brown, author of Data Mining for Dummies, was our guest speaker at last week's Big Data and Analytics Roundtable, jointly hosted by Sagence and the Chicago Booth Alumni group. If you missed it, a recording of the session and slides are now available. Click below.

Sagence Booth Video

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Topics: Data Management

Applying Natural Language Processing (NLP) towards unstructured data extraction

Posted by Sagence

10/16/14 7:44 AM

In our previous blog, “Fitting a square peg in a round hole – managing unstructured data,” we pointed out the need for a more non-traditional way of managing unstructured data (mainly, text-based data). In this blog, we are going to look at Natural Language Processing (NLP) as a viable “non-traditional” technique on handling large volumes of unstructured data extraction.

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Topics: Data Management

How Many Data Points Does It Take to Win the World Cup?

Posted by Sagence

9/8/14 9:50 AM

As the world looks back on the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the common question in hindsight is how tournament champion Germany was able to achieve such a high level of dominance. After cruising to first place in the proverbial “Group of Death,” Germany waltzed through the remaining competition to become the first-ever European side to win a World Cup in the Western Hemisphere. Germany’s ace in the hole was data.

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Topics: Data Management

Natural Language Processing: What you missed

Posted by Sagence

9/5/14 9:23 AM

Sagence proudly sponsored the 2nd Annual INFORMS Midwest Practice of Analytics conference. The event was hosted yesterday at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center and speakers included:

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Topics: Data Management

Using Mint.com as a Guide to Self-Service Business Intelligence

Posted by Sagence

6/19/14 11:48 AM

The characteristics of how Mint.com collects and presents data for consumers can serve as an example of the characteristics that self-service BI tools provide in the enterprise. How do your tools and data analysis efforts measure against these features?

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Topics: Data Management

Business Analysis & Data Profiling: Can’t Have One Without the Other

Posted by Sagence

5/29/14 1:25 PM

Peanut butter and jelly. Vanilla ice cream and apple pie. Love and marriage. Sonny and Cher. What do these have in common? With apologies to Frank Sinatra, each individual component is pretty good on its own, yet the combination of both is far superior. The same can be said for business analysis and data profiling.

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Topics: Data Management

   

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