GET TO KNOW US : PROFILE
Dataspace:Sensible Business Intelligence and
Since 1994, Dataspace has focused solely – and passionately – on providing unparalleled expertise in business intelligence and data warehousing strategy and implementation.
Our team is made up of business intelligence experts
who average 15 years experience in the field.Founder and CEO, Benjamin Taub, co-author of three books on the subject, is personally involved with every project.We believe this knowledge and enthusiasm sets us apart, as do our sensible solutions. Our clients agree.
We Speed up BI
We are committed to getting usable data in your hands as quickly as possible. Even while we’re working on building out your BI system, no matter how big, we’ll start delivering real information as soon as possible – usually in as few as two to four weeks.
We Keep the Cost of BI in Check
If you want it all, you can certainly have it. But, does the business need it? Will they ever use it? We’ve found that businesses get the most value from straightforward solutions that focus on what they need to do, but can’t do today – not on what the newest toys can do. That might mean your users don’t really need all those bells and whistles to significantly boost your bottom line. While a spaghetti-on-the-wall approach will certainly tell you when the noodle is done, we prefer methods that don’t waste handfuls of pasta in the process.
We Make BI Simple
Your choices in BI technologies, processes, and methodologies are unprecedented. As is the amount of information you can extract with those technologies, processes, and methodologies. We obsessively stay on top of our field, to help you build capabilities that cut the clutter and deliver exactly what you need: sensible, actionable data – no more than necessary, no less than useful.
We Serve the Manager Who Has a Million Balls in the Air
Our customer is the IT or business manager like you, who’s juggling a million balls, including one labeled Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. Whether you’re just getting started with business intelligence, or want to get more from your current BI systems, we’re here to help you:
- Understand your options and make smarter BI strategy and investment decisions,
- Knowledgeably and competently handle that BI & DW ball, so you can sleep at night.
Tell us what you’re up against , and we’ll start helping you make sense of your options.
GET TO KNOW US : TEAM
Team Dataspace: We've Made Business Intelligence Our Career
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
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ConsultantTom 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...
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
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Colin Gardner is a certified QlikView designer at Dataspace. He is a graduate of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Mr. Colin 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
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ConsultantKathi 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
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
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Consultant, HIPAA Compliance ManagerAn 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...
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
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ConsultantFor 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...
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
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Consultant, Founder and CEOWith 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....
GET TO KNOW US : TESTIMONIALS
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
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.
Health Facilities Manager
Healthcare Executive Client
Healthcare Executive Client
Assessment Client - Insurance
Project Consulting Client
Assessment Client - Utilities
GET TO KNOW US: BLOG
Want To Know What's On Our Mind? Check In Here:
Thoughts On Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing
Categories: Dataspace Opinion,LatestPosted On:2nd October 2013 9:30 am
In our hard question series I'll raise some questions you should be asking about your business intelligence investments. The BI garbage pail is full to the brim with projects that were killed before they delivered anything. Why? Because management wants a tool, not a dream. Even if you only deliver...
Categories: Dataspace Opinion,LatestPosted On:24th September 2013 10:00 am
In our hard question series I'll raise some questions you should be asking about your business intelligence investments. Too many times we run into folks whose BI goal is to "make data available." It's a great goal in this information age, but how does that increase revenues or decrease costs?...
Categories: BI & DW News,Dataspace Opinion,LatestPosted On:10th September 2013 8:59 am
Hadoop, of course, is big news in data warehousing circles although there seems to be a lot of confusion as to where it fits. We have an ex-employee who is now the head of data for an extremely large insurer and he's developed a great plan for Hadoop. He's using...
Categories: dataspace news,LatestPosted On:4th September 2013 8:30 am
I was just informed that, in a followup to a data warehouse assessment we completed earlier this year, Dataspace has been selected to help a client as they implement our assessment recommendations. In this case the client is a large developer of applications for mobile devices. The client's data warehouse...
Categories: BI & DW News,LatestPosted On:30th August 2013 7:25 pm
If you're interested in in-memory analytics AND the best ways to present data, I suggest you check out Andrei Pandre's Blog. He does a really nice job analyzing the industry. He recently published a piece entitled: Job openings as the KPI for DV vendors, take 2. But, lest you think this is...