As a partner of ASG Technologies, Zia Consulting sent a team of enthusiasts to the EVOLVE19 conference in Dallas, Texas. In addition to the obvious perks of live country music and mingling with some of the best minds in enterprise content management, the conference offered four distinct tracks. They were: Enterprise Data Intelligence, Content Services, Enterprise Systems Management, and Digital Transformation.
Here are our takeaways from the Data Intelligence (DI) track.
ASG is a thought leader in Data Intelligence
I came away from the conference with a renewed sense of the commitment ASG has towards being a thought leader in data intelligence. I was especially impressed by their notion of multi-faceted trust and using artificial intelligence to automatically assign trust scores to data elements within the platform. This is a true game-changer in this space. The analyst community has further validated ASG’s work. They’ve earned a more prominent placement in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant. They are now ranked high in the leader quadrant.
The Data Intelligence space is ripe for innovation
Although DI software has been around for a few years, the space is ripe for innovation and ASG is at the forefront. In many ways, it reminds me of where the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) space was several years ago, before it was ubiquitous and considered a commodity, like databases. There is still much room for innovation in DI. It is an exciting time to be involved in data intelligence. It has some traction in banking and insurance but there are several other industry verticals where it has yet to take hold.
There’s a strong community building around Data Intelligence
Marcus MacNeil and the rest of the ASG DI product management team presented the keynote on “Data Intelligence in the Digital World.” There were also two customer presentations by Mark Nance of American Fidelity Assurance and Shane Morris of Nationwide. Bob Doyle of Accenture also gave a presentation on “The Increasing Importance of Data Governance around the Health and Insurance Sector.” The final session was by ASG again, discussing integrating ASG data intelligence with Jupyter Notebook, Tableau, and Google CDAP. If you missed out on any of these talks, check out a few recordings.