The Smart Data Blog

Using a Semantic-Based Solution for GDPR Compliance

Posted by Kirk Newell on Aug 25, 2017 4:51:00 PM

May 25, 2018 has become a sword of Damocles hanging over the heads of any companies conducting business within European Union (EU) countries. Because that’s when the EU’s General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR) goes into effect. The GDPR requires all firms to enhance their protection of personal data, whether the firm is located within the EU or not. Organizations must be completely compliant from the first day or suffer the consequences of large fines – potentially up to 2 to 4 percent of a firm’s global revenue.

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Topics: Semantics, Data Governance, GDPR

The Role of Big Data Analytics in the Era of the Smart Grid

Posted by Kirk Newell on Jun 19, 2017 4:34:00 PM

The Smart Grid is poised to transform the energy industry using digital information to enhance efficiencies and performance for utility customers. As the Smart Grid continues to expand, demand for advanced big data analytics capabilities to better manage grid operations is growing as well. Utilities are looking for ways to effectively manage the large volumes of complex and unstructured data flooding the network to provide real-time, predictive and highly actionable intelligence to the enterprise.

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Topics: Smart Data, Data Governance, Analytics

Adaptive Technology for Complex Organizations

Posted by Sam Chance on May 17, 2017 4:38:00 PM

One can aptly describe many of today’s organizations as complex adaptive systems. Dynamic interaction patterns and emergent relationships characterize their complexity, while their ability to change and self-organize capture their adaptiveness. To survive, traditional mechanistic, highly structured organizations characterized by rigid, vertical communications have transformed to organic, rapidly changing organizations that exhibit nearly amorphous communication patterns. Organizations that learn to adapt usually survive or even thrive; conversely, those that don’t adapt, either dissolve or become insignificant.

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Topics: Data Management, Big Data, Data Governance, Anzo, Graph, Analytics, Smart Data Lake

Q&A with Dan Szot, Our New VP Sales, Life Sciences and Healthcare

Posted by Kirk Newell on May 10, 2017 5:09:00 PM

We’d like to introduce you to the newest member of our team, Dan Szot, who has joined us as VP Sales, Life Sciences and Healthcare. Dan brings more than 20 years of sales leadership and field operations experience to the Cambridge Semantics team, specializing in enterprise sales, research discovery and clinical applications. With his broad experience in all phases of the pharmaceutical business – from drug ideation to commercialization and product life-cycle management – Szot possesses a keen understanding of the value that cutting-edge data discovery and analytics can offer the industry.

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Topics: Clincal Trials, Data Governance, Healthcare

Accelerating Insight with High-Octane Graph-Fueled Data [Slideshare]

Posted by Kirk Newell on Apr 23, 2017 1:37:00 PM

At the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2017, Cambridge Semantics' very own Barry Zane, Vice President of Engineering, and Ben Szekely, Vice President of Solutions, discussed how the Anzo Smart Data Lake® (ASDL) solution empowers business users with on-demand analytics of their rich data during their session entitled “Accelerating Insight with High Octane, Graph Fueled Data.”

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Topics: Data Management, Data Integration, Data Governance, Semantic Web, Data Lake, Graph, Smart Data Lake

Accelerating Insight - Smart Data Lake Customer Success Stories [Slideshare]

Posted by Kirk Newell on Apr 8, 2017 2:19:00 PM

At Gartner's Data & Analytics Summit 2017, Alok Prasad, President of Cambridge Semantics, was joined by Peter Horowitz of PricewaterhouseCoopers for their session entitled “Accelerating Insight: Smart Data Lake Customer Success Stories”. During this presentation, they discussed how Cambridge Semantics’ in-memory, massively parallel, semantic graph-based platform, Anzo Smart Data Lake®, delivers an accelerating edge to data-driven organizations, while maintaining trust with data security and governance.

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Topics: Data Management, Clincal Trials, Data Integration, Data Governance, Data Lake, Graph, Analytics

Q&A with Carl Reed, Enterprise Architect, Technology Strategist and Advisor

Posted by Kirk Newell on Mar 14, 2017 1:01:00 PM

We’d like to introduce you to a new member of our industry advisory council: Carl Reed, formerly managing director at global financial services company Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Carl is an expert in data discovery and analytics for financial institutions, and recently participated in our Tweet Chat earlier this month on “An Insider’s View: Finding Value with Data Engineering & Semantic Standards in Finance.”

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Topics: Data Management, Data Governance, Financial Services, FIBO, Graph, Analytics

Transforming Data Management and Time to Insight with Anzo Smart Data Lake® [Slideshare]

Posted by Kirk Newell on Jan 16, 2017 12:47:00 PM

In this webinar Steve Hamby, Managing Director Government, discusses semantic graph technology to help Federal Government CIOs and their agency staff that are researching enterprise data management and mining tools understand how Smart Data Lakes can be a superior mechanism for addressing their top data priorities. Here are the slides from his presentation.

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Topics: Data Management, Data Integration, Data Governance, Smart Data Lake, Unstructured Data, Government

The Rising Strategic Value of the Chief Data Officer

Posted by Kirk Newell on Sep 30, 2016 4:08:00 PM

As organizations recognize the positive impact that big data has on a company’s performance and innovation, the position of Chief Data Officer (CDO) continues to grow in prominence across numerous industries.

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Topics: Data Management, Big Data, Data Governance, CDO

5 Recommendations for Big Data Success as a Chief Data Officer

Posted by Kirk Newell on Aug 10, 2016 1:00:00 PM

The evolution of big data over recent years has resulted in a new role that has been gaining industry traction – the Chief Data Officer (CDO). As executives begin to recognize the business value residing in their data, they are focusing now more than ever on finding ways to manage and govern this data. The CDO is emerging as a key player in the enterprise by helping to establish and maintain data governance, quality, architecture and analytics, enabling firms to more productively harness information to manage risk, reduce cost and drive innovation.

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Topics: Data Management, Big Data, Data Governance, Analytics