GET TO KNOW US : PROFILE
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.
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
- 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.
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
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 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
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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
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.
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GET TO KNOW US: BLOG
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Thoughts On Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing
Categories: Dataspace Opinion,dataspace.com,LatestPosted 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...
Categories: dataspace news,dataspace.com,LatestPosted 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...
Categories: dataspace news,LatestPosted 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...
Categories: Dataspace Opinion,LatestPosted 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...
Categories: Dataspace Opinion,LatestPosted On:7th January 2014 8:58 am
In our hard question series I'll raise some questions you should be asking about your business intelligence investments. Strong IT professionals don't become strong BI professionals overnight . With its array of new technologies and approaches, BI is a specialty, a niche that has to be learned and mastered. So,...