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About Dataspace


Since 1994, Dataspace has focused solely – and passionately – on providing unparalleled expertise in business intelligence and data warehousing strategy and implementation.

Team

Our team is made up of business intelligence experts who average 15 years experience in the field.

 

Clients

Dataspace’s client list includes:

  • 2 of the Detroit 3 auto manufacturers as well as two overseas brands
  • A massive, quasi-governmental banking authority
  • A consortium consisting of a drug manufacturer, distributor and patient support organization focused on supporting sufferers of a fatal genetic disorder
  • A leader in mobile banking software
  • New York City’s largest hospital group
  • A US Government electric grid management agency
  • Multiple property and casualty insurers including 2 of the US’ largest
  • The US’ largest automobile inspection company
  • A mid-tier internet and telecom provider

… Numerous other clients across industries, business functions and locations

Vendor Neutrality

  • From SQL Server to Oracle to Teradata and Amazon Redshift and even up to Hadoop…
  • From Excel to in memory tools like QlikView and Tableau and up to enterprise wide BI tools like MicroStrategy, Business Objects and Cognos…
  • From custom coded ETL code to open source ETL products like PDI and Talend and on up to enterprise-wide favorites Informatica and Datastage

We have experience with the full range of BI, DW and big data technologies. At the same time, our approach is vendor neutral and not driven by the agenda of some hardware or software vendor.

 

Knowing where we fit… and where we don’t

Dataspace is a small team of industry veterans in search of interesting business intelligence and data challenges. From the start of your relationship with Dataspace you will deal with consultants, not salespeople. And, as consultants, we are driven to deliver the best solution. That means we recognize where we can help, and where we’re not the best fit. Perhaps it’s not the best sales technique but we direct prospects elsewhere if we don’t think we can deliver for them.

 

Leader

Founder and CEO, Benjamin Taub, co-author of three books on business intelligence, is personally involved with every project.

GET TO KNOW US : TEAM

Team Dataspace: We've Made Business Intelligence Our Career


We have found success in bucking the norm. Our consultants average more than 20 years experience-not just in IT, but,specifically, in business intelligence and data warehousing. Not to mention, several have held corporate positions as users of BI, giving them a unique understanding of the challenges and needs of our business clients.


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Thomas Carroll

Consultant

Tom Carroll has over 20 years’ experience in business intelligence and data warehousing. In addition to consulting roles with Dataspace and Cognos, Tom spent approximately ten years serving as the Finance Reporting Manager for General Motors’ OnStar subsidiary. Prior to his entry into the BI arena, Tom worked in banking as a commercial lender. Given his extensive business-side experience, Tom’s expertise and passion is in bridging data understanding between business users and IT departments. In the last 15 years, there has been a significant expansion in the technical abilities of business users, and aligning these skills with a company’s data assets and IT processes can drive tremendous value in the form of data-based decisions. Through effective configuration of end-user reporting tools and the design of data structures optimized to answer business questions, Tom has aided many clients and employers in leveraging their data assets. Tom holds a BA in Economics & Management and an MS in Management Information Systems.

Tom.Carroll@Dataspace.com

(734) 761-5962 x502

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Thomas Carroll

Consultant

Tom Carroll has over 20 years’ experience in business intelligence and data warehousing. In addition to consulting roles with Dataspace and Cognos, Tom spent approximately ten years serving as the Finance Reporting Manager for General Motors’ OnStar subsidiary. Prior to his entry into the BI arena, Tom worked in banking...
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Lailanie DeGuzman

Developer

Lanie DeGuzman has significant experience developing business intelligence systems for management access. While she has broad BI experience, the majority of her time has been spent supporting the needs of the legal department of a big - three automobile manufacturer.

Lanie.Deguzman@Dataspace.com

(734) 761-5962 x504.

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Colin Gardner

Developer

Colin Gardner is a certified QlikView developer and designer at Dataspace. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech. Mr. Gardner has performed QlikView development for a number of Dataspace clients. He is also experienced in a variety of ETL techniques and tools.

Colin.Gardner@Dataspace.com

(734) 761-5962 x505

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Kathi Haneka

Consultant

Kathi Hanaka has over 20 years experience in SQL database, report writing and warehouse analytics. She provides development and support of major global HR applications. Kathi.Hanaka@Dataspace.com
Dwyne Patrick

Dwyne Patrick

Consultant, HIPAA Compliance Manager

An established leader and innovator who understands the business and clinical operation of healthcare at many levels. Dwyne has been an executive and leader for privacy, operations and information technology for 28 years in a broad range of academic, teaching, and community healthcare organizations in the US and Canada. He has worked with executive and clinical teams in settings from rural communities to urban centers. He is an accomplished planner, skilled in business and systems evaluation and the establishment and evaluation of privacy and security programs. Dwyne focuses on managing the privacy and security of information while building high performing operational teams. He is an articulate leader who balances the competing requirements of customers and contributors to deliver strong organizational value. Dwyne holds masters degrees from the University of California, San Diego and University of St. Francis, Jolliet and has been a member of the MGMA, HIMSS and CHIME. Dwyne.Patrick@Dataspace.com (734) 761-5962 x506
Dwyne Patrick

Dwyne Patrick

Consultant, HIPAA Compliance Manager

An established leader and innovator who understands the business and clinical operation of healthcare at many levels. Dwyne has been an executive and leader for privacy, operations and information technology for 28 years in a broad range of academic, teaching, and community healthcare organizations in the US and Canada. He...
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Asya Semenovich

Consultant

For over 20 years Asya Semenovich has served as a Senior Manager in the Data Warehouse, Business intelligence, Data Mining and Predictive analytic fields where she developed an excellent track record of implementing large-scale technical platforms and establishing vision and best practices within global enterprises. She has exceptional leadership and management skills, with demonstrated ability to build, lead and mentor teams of outstanding technical professionals.She has a proven history of designing and developing global systems that delivered excellent performance and stability results in her positions as Executive Director, Firm-wide technology, JPMorgan Chase; Executive Director, Client Analytics, Morgan Stanley; BI Enterprise Architect, General Motors/Dataspace; and District Consulting Manager, Microstrategy. In one position Asya was responsible for managing the ‘single view of the customer’ efforts for a global investment bank. Asya holds a PhD in Mathematics from Penn State University.

Asya.Semenovich@Dataspace.com

(734) 761-5962 x507

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Asya Semenovich

Consultant

For over 20 years Asya Semenovich has served as a Senior Manager in the Data Warehouse, Business intelligence, Data Mining and Predictive analytic fields where she developed an excellent track record of implementing large-scale technical platforms and establishing vision and best practices within global enterprises. She has exceptional leadership and...
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Benjamin Taub

Consultant, Founder and CEO

With over 20 years of business intelligence and data architecture experience, Ben is personally involved with all of Dataspace’s client service efforts. As part of our commitment to our clients and the data industry as a whole, Ben acts as a sounding board for Dataspace customers and other industry figures. He co-authored the McGraw Hill / Oracle Press books ORACLE8 DATA WAREHOUSING and ORACLE8i DATA WAREHOUSING as well as McGraw Hill/Osborne’s SQL SERVER 7 DATA WAREHOUSING. In the past Ben served as the data warehousing focus area manager for the International Oracle Users Group - Americas (IOUG-A) conference committee. Prior to starting Dataspace in 1994, Ben held information technology positions with Andersen Consulting and MicroStrategy, Incorporated. A certified public accountant (CPA), Ben holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan. In addition to data, Ben's passions include aviation and history.

Benjamin.Taub@dataspace.com

(734) 761-5962 x503

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Benjamin Taub

Consultant, Founder and CEO

With over 20 years of business intelligence and data architecture experience, Ben is personally involved with all of Dataspace’s client service efforts. As part of our commitment to our clients and the data industry as a whole, Ben acts as a sounding board for Dataspace customers and other industry figures....
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Customer Satisfaction Is Goal #1 : Also #2 and #3, if You're Counting


For us, success is represented, not by the size of our organization, but, by the satisfaction of each and every Dataspace client.

Dataspace provided the “complete package” when it came to their expertise, capabilities, style and approach in working with us.

They demonstrated vast knowledge of the BI industry and related best practices of companies like ours. Their approach was extremely professional, yet conversational and collaborative, making them very easy to work with. We were impressed by their thoroughness in seeking to understand our “as-is” state so that they could make an accurate assessment and provide us with appropriate recommendations.

Dataspace demonstrated a genuine interest in helping us improve our overall data warehousing and BI capabilities. Their deliverables were easily understandable across a broad spectrum of audiences, from our IT staffers to our business customers. Their recommendations consistently reflected a pragmatic approach which left us with the confidence that we could deliver on them.

We would certainly recommend that any organization looking to improve their data warehouse and BI capabilities from a strategic or operational perspective consider Dataspace.


Jim Suchara, Vice President - IT, Amerisure Insurance
Dataspace provided the “complete package” when it came to their expertise, capabilities, style and approach in working with us. They demonstrated vast knowledge of the BI industry and related best practices of companies like ours. Their approach was extremely professional, yet conversational and collaborative, making them very easy to work...
Jim Suchara, Vice President - IT, Amerisure Insurance

We are writing to commend your team for their efforts in developing our jail overcrowding analysis system. The team clearly understood the jail overcrowding issues faced by many counties. This gave them a high level of credibility when dealing with our core sponsors and users: judges and jail administrators.

In a relatively short period of time the Dataspace team delivered a system that is helping us get a handle on the drivers of our overcrowding problems. We’ve learned a good deal from the tool they developed, especially since many of the results were not what we expected. Using it has, indeed, been a very eye-opening experience. While we already had the data in our jail and courts systems, those systems are geared to the processing of individual cases, not to the analysis of key performance measures and overcrowding trends. Our new analysis system helps us overcome these limitations.

In the end, Ben, your team delivered a high-quality result that has provided us with answers to several long standing questions and we recommend that other counties work with you as they address their overcrowding problems.


Washtenaw County
We are writing to commend your team for their efforts in developing our jail overcrowding analysis system. The team clearly understood the jail overcrowding issues faced by many counties. This gave them a high level of credibility when dealing with our core sponsors and users: judges and jail administrators. In...
Washtenaw County
I had a year end review with Mike today. He’s doing a great job for us and we really appreciate his efforts! If you need anything formal, let me know, but I am very happy in my choice to bring him on board!
Automotive Client
The hospital CEO mentioned this was the first time he has been able to see this information. He also mentioned these reports are going to be a real asset to determine the condition of the buildings and how we allocate future funding.
Health Facilities Manager
The business Team would like to personally recognize our Dataspace consultant for his outstanding service and support on the recent QlikView project. Working with him has been a pleasure and his enthusiasm about what he does and the extra effort he put forth to stay late to make sure we had everything we needed in time for our Executive Committee meeting was greatly appreciated.
Healthcare Executive Client
The business Team would like to personally recognize our Dataspace consultant for his outstanding service and support on the recent QlikView project. Working with him has been a pleasure and his enthusiasm about what he does and the extra effort he put forth to stay late to make sure we...
Healthcare Executive Client
Thank you for your efforts in developing our DWH & BI Assessment. Our CIO and I agree that we received a tremendous value for our investment.
Assessment Client - Insurance
I am impressed by the quality of these reporting specifications for Adoptions – nice work
Project Consulting Client
Thank you for your professionalism. I will drop a quick note to Gartner stating our satisfaction.
Assessment Client - Utilities
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Thoughts On Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing

The Accidental Analyst: Fish Sandwiches & Business Intelligence

Categories: dataspace.com

Posted On:23rd April 2014 9:00 am
Brian, one of the guys I work with, recently introduced me to a very cool story.  It seems that, at least at Carl's Jr. in Tuscon, there's a strong relationship between the occurrence of rainy days and the sale of fish sandwiches.  The full story is available here: The Big...
You Can Only do Two Things With BI

Categories: Dataspace Opinion,dataspace.com,Latest

Posted On:15th April 2014 9:20 am
I get a kick out of how vendors tout Business Intelligence. It's usually something like, Get more out of your data OR Don't you want to be data driven? OR All the really cool companies are doing it, shouldn't you?  The problem to me is that this doesn't say a bit...
Dataspace Win: BI Rationalization Study

Categories: dataspace news,dataspace.com,Latest

Posted On:25th February 2014 2:00 pm
Dataspace was recently awarded a project by one of the US' largest insurance companies.  This client purchased a competitor and is in the process of moving both of the companies to a single technology platform.  In the area of BI this entails working with actuaries (i.e. the most active of...
Dataspace Win: Healthcare BI Development & Hosting Project

Categories: dataspace news,Latest

Posted On:18th February 2014 2:00 pm
Sorry for the late post here but we've been very busy lately!   In any case, a few months ago Dataspace was selected to develop and manage a data analysis system for a consortium of three healthcare vendors: A drug manufacturer, a drug distributor /  specialty pharmacy, and a patients' services...
BI Hard Questions 4: Do I Really Want to Run a New BI System?

Categories: Dataspace Opinion,Latest

Posted On:14th January 2014 10:00 am
In our hard questions series I'll raise some question you should be asking about your business intelligence investments. IT managers usually have a million balls in the air. Do you really want to add a ball labeled "Build and manage a BI system"? If not, talk to us, We can...
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