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12 11, 2018

Key Strategies for Effective Data Governance in a Siloed Data Environment

2018-11-19T10:59:42+00:00 November 12th, 2018|Data Analytics|0 Comments

Data governance within financial services institutions has largely been guided by regulations. Motivations for governance programs have centered around not running afoul of regulations as opposed to extracting business value or improving operational efficiency. Although not determinative, regulators have considerable influence over the activities and initiatives pursued by organizations. Historically, many financial institutions leveraged [...]

20 09, 2018

Key Business Elements (KBEs): Why KBEs are the Secret to Better Data Governance

2018-09-20T10:39:59+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Data Analytics|0 Comments

Getting to a common understanding of even basic business terms like “customer” or “product” within an enterprise is often easier said than done.  This is particularly true when discussing data or data elements.  For most organizations, a business glossary is intended to bridge the understanding gap.  While a typical glossary provides a definition along with [...]

21 12, 2017

Leveraging Data to Drive Quality Outcomes in Healthcare

2017-12-21T12:01:41+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Healthcare|0 Comments

The healthcare industry is experiencing a rapid rate of change at the local, regional, and national levels. The transition from pay-for-service to pay-for-value and utilization-based reimbursement will continue to drive fundamental business model evolution for healthcare organizations and the supporting technology will require increased agility, scalability and respond rapidly to the changing dynamics. Providers [...]

21 12, 2017

Digital Media for Commerce

2017-12-21T11:34:05+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Telecommunications & Media|0 Comments

Retailer websites have become media sites….they are the source an incredible amount of content, and they are the platform for integrated ad campaigns.  Amazon is the largest online retailer and brands need to have a core strategy around how to leverage this platform.   Some very successful brands have abandoned traditional media outlets and invested [...]

21 11, 2017

Wealth Management – Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule Summary

2017-11-21T10:58:53+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Financial Services, Risk & Compliance|0 Comments

The Department of Labor published their final Fiduciary Rule (“Definition of the Term ‘Fiduciary’; Conflict of Interest Rule – Retirement Investment Advice) in April, 2016 with an original applicability date of April, 2017 which was subsequently extended until June, 2017. This included a phased implementation period for the Best Interest Contract (BIC) Exemption and [...]

21 11, 2017

FinTech Regulation – Will They or Won’t They?

2017-11-21T10:50:26+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Financial Services, Risk & Compliance|0 Comments

As financial technology companies increase in the industry, grow in size, and expand the scopes of their businesses the question really isn’t “will they be regulated.” They will. The question is by whom. FinTechs have expanded in scope from pure operational processing with liability to the customer or intended extension of credit to the [...]

3 08, 2017

Transforming Data & Analytics: Addressing Consolidation Challenges in the Age of M& A

2017-08-03T11:43:20+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Telecommunications & Media|0 Comments

One of the items we identified in our Communications and Media 2017 Trend blog post (here) was organization consolidation due to M&A activity.  From AT&T- Time Warner to Discovery – Scripps and the spectre of a Comcast-Verizon (likely) or Tmobile-Sprint (less likely), there seems to be more activity turning 2017 into the year of [...]

25 07, 2017

Interview: Healthcare Trends with Ellen Bailey

2017-07-25T13:33:03+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Healthcare|0 Comments

In this blog post, we sat down with MCG's Ellen Bailey, Managing Director and Healthcare Leader to get an inside scoop into Healthcare today. During this interview, Ms. Bailey walks through trends and impacts that are shaking up the Healthcare world today from three perspectives, the Providers, the Patients, and the Insurance Corporations. [...]

9 05, 2017

Join MCG at the 6th Annual Risk Americas Convention

2017-05-09T09:52:39+00:00 May 9th, 2017|MCG News|0 Comments

May 9th, 2017 -- Midtown Consulting Group will be attending & sponsoring the 6th Annual Risk Americas Convention – America’s premier risk and regulation gathering of risk management professionals – at the New York Hilton Midtown across May 23-24 2017. The Convention, hosted by the Center for Financial Professionals, returns to New York over [...]

19 04, 2017

2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Industry Trends

2017-09-29T09:21:29+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Industry Trends|0 Comments

2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Industry Trends The rapid change in consumer demands and advances in technology have caught up with the manufacturing industry and require it to rapidly adapt and adopt the new norm.  Here are some highlights of key drivers where our clients are asking for help. Industry 4.0 – Industry 4.0 which [...]