IT visualisation in the Finance Industry webinar by Stace Hipperson and Filip Greenwich


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Attova and Real Status Ltd. will show how a 3D realtime modelling software like Hyperglance can form part of a visualisation reference architecture in Financial markets for competitive advantage.

Within financial markets, business, trading and operations expect immediate access and transparency to information that can be explored, manipulated and acted upon.

Whether applied to collaboration, analytics or modelling real- time data and infrastructure, leading companies who harness visualisation will be in a position to profit from getting it right. A rapidly growing discipline, visualisation enables financial services organisations to communicate more effectively , improve speed of analysis of real time or historical data and better understand the impact of IT infrastructure to their business.

Filip Greenwich, Director, will highlight a framework and reference architecture in financial markets where visualisation supports key CIO objectives including disseminating knowledge to users, employee productivity and effectiveness and business process improvement.

This will be followed by a Hyperglance demo by Stace Hipperson, CTO, to support this reference architecture at the operational layer.

Hyperglance from Real Status uses 3D visualisation and navigation technology to create a real-time model of a mid-size or larger enterprise's IT estate, whilst overlaying performance and financial metrics. This enables IT management decisions based on business impact rather than technical whim.

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  • An enterprise knowledge infrastructure is a comprehensive ICT platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing and learning with knowledge services built on top that are contextualized, integrated on the basis of a shared ontology and personalized for participants networked in communities that fosters the implementation of KM instruments in support of knowledge processes targeted at increasing productivity of knowledge work.Regulation- Market in Financial Instruments Directive ( Pre/Post Trade Transparency or Best Execution)European Market Infrastructure Regulation ( stability within OTC derivatives markets) ( central counterparty clearance and reporting to trade repositories)Big data is a term applied to data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time. Big data sizes are a constantly moving target currently ranging from a few dozen terabytes to many petabytes of data in a single data set.Big data refers to large data sets that become difficult to work with through traditional database management tools and raise challenges around capture, storage, search , sharing, analytics and visualisation. The benefits of business working with large data sets includes being able to spot business trends,
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  • Well, visualisation is a discipline and a solution that can help businesses with those challenges and at multiple layers within the business
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  • Visualisation is very pervasive . As illustrated here, the wall street journal and NY times are offering visualisation solutions to their subscribers…
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  • Break down information barriers- bring in multiple data sources and use visualisation to put analytics. Modelling , collaboration and reporting into the hands of the people making the decisions
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  • Acquire-Obtain the data whether from a file on disk or a source over the network ( structure data on the server to facilitate retrieval of common subsets)Parse- Provide some structure for the data’s meaning and order it into categories(string/float/character/Integer/Index)Filter- Remove all but the data of interestMine- Apply methods from statistics or data mining as a way to discern patterns or place the data into mathematical contextRepresent- Choose a basic visual model – bar graph, tree, heat mapRefine- Improve the basic representation to make it clearer and more visually engagingInteract- Add methods for manipulating the data or what features are visibleThis should be enabled via existing vendors and solutions or designed
  • Attova’svisualisation services helps organisations see and understand their data for competitive advantageThrough our consulting services and partner alliance we allow organisations to add meaning & content to their data by creating dynamic displays that connect directly to various data sources.Visualisation to action- push out to the front lines of the business. Putting the data at their fingertipsData/Technology Describe Your organisations dataHow does your companies data compare to that of the competitionEnterpriseHow would you describe the enterprise focus of your visualisation and analytics efforts?How extensively are your visualisation capabilities embedded into your tech and business decsion making processes?LeadershipHow active is leadership in supporting visualisation efforts?How well does a leadership model the behaviour of visual/analytic oriented cultureTechnologyAnalysis How would you describe the visualisation /analytic talent strategy in your organisationHow do you support the recruitment, development and retention of visualisation/analytical talent?
  • IT visualisation in the Finance Industry webinar by Stace Hipperson and Filip Greenwich

    1. 1. AttovaEnterprise visualisation and data modelling for competitive advantage Filip Greenwich
    2. 2. Thank you for joining our Webinar • Please note • During this webinar, we will be using Audio Broadcast. The small box in the right hand corner will need to remain open throughout • To chat to the host • click on the speech bubble in the top right hand corner, then type in the text box • To submit a question • click on the question mark in the top right hand corner and open the Q&A box • Experiencing technical difficulties? • please email or speak to us directly through the chat bar
    3. 3. The greatest value of a picture is when it forces usto notice what we never expected to see.—John W. Tukey. Exploratory Data Analysis. 1977.
    4. 4. Background • Unstructured and structured data volumes continue to grow exponentially, giving rise to a new type of ‘knowledge infrastructure’ • Regulatory changes dramatically affecting data requirements • A new era of big data is also emerging • Its application will be a key way for leading companies to outperform their competitors • Technology Advancement
    5. 5. Background• Increasing the use of Information/Analytics, business process improvement and reducing enterprise costs will continue to remain top business priorities for CIO’s ( Gartner annual CIO Survey- A Time Of Great IT Transition)
    6. 6. Business Challenges• Business: lack of visibility to all data• Trading: Analyse and correlate complex data in real-time to maintain competitive advantage• For Managers: reducing costs, improving efficiencies and improving productivity• For IT – understanding the impact to technology in changing business decisions
    7. 7. Business Challenges How can financial institutions make sense and profit from the huge amounts of data across their business layers?
    8. 8. VisualisationVisualisation refers to the innovative use of images andinteractive technology to see , explore and share largequantities of information in new and meaningful ways
    9. 9. Visualisation• Data visualisation is in the middle of a remarkable growth phase.• Proven to contribute impressively to improvements in business user insight, productivity and adoption of ‘dashboarding’ ( preferred medium for visualisation) (TDWI Best Practices Report 2011)
    10. 10. Visualisation• Two main categories of data visualisation – Visual reporting ( defined by metrics and time series information) – Visual analysis ( explore data to discover new insights) – ( filter, compare and correlate at the speed of thought) – (statistical, forecasting, what – if and predictive analytics)• Also focus on – Visual modelling – Visual collaboration
    11. 11. Visualisation- InfrastructureModelling• Automatically builds 3D Maps showing the relationships between application and infrastructure• Aggregates and visualises existing performance data on the model in real time• Decisions and priorities are based on business impact
    12. 12. Mass Market• Wall Street Journal offers free service with Interactive Graphics Source:
    13. 13. Mass Market • NY Times offers readers Visualisation Lab • Amateur investors have at their disposal a rich array of interactive charts to analyse both individual stock performance and market trends • Visualisation is helping to influence stock purchases by ‘main street’ investors. Source:
    14. 14. Visualisation in Financial Markets• Differentiate and distinguish from the quality of their service, their understanding of their customers or speed at which they can win ( Insight, know-how and know-when)• What if-analysis to help clients understand the effects of changes in investment decisions• Monitor and manage risk across geographies• Dynamic report generation• Find market trends first• Audit order execution, market spreads, costs and trading behaviour• Build guided analysis flows for portfolio management• Build customer portals for investment performance
    15. 15. Visualisation in Financial Markets• Trade data analysis ( spot anomalies for compliance)• Monitor market, credit & counterparty, liquidity , fund risk management• Latency Monitoring• CEP monitoring (Source: linedata/lab49)
    16. 16. Visualisation Benefits• Make faster, more accurate and informed decisions• Efficient – Correlation of large data sets at the speed of sight• Meaningful-data in context rather than tables or lists• Make sense of unstructured data and feed it into decision making and process improvement activities• Making strategy real – Overcoming information barriers and decision control
    17. 17. Visualisation Challenges• Never a plug and play solution• One size does not fit all• Vary by – Type of user – Purpose ( strategic, tactical, operational, cultural)Customisation, collaboration and iteration arerequired for organisations to operate interactivevisualisation solutions that deliver maximumbenefits
    18. 18. Visualisation Challenges• Visualisation requires Foundational EIM and Information Automation disciplines – Master Data Management – Data Quality – Integration – In-memory, distributed and cloud-based infrastructure – Visualisation rendering and interaction tools
    19. 19. Approach• What does the business need?• Who Are We Addressing?• What is the information management mandate? – Master data management & data quality• Technology Choices? – Build v Buy? – Top Down v Bottom Up v Middle Out?
    20. 20. ApproachViewing visualisation as the new decision support lifecycle• Seven Stages of visualising data • acquire, parse, filter, mine, represent, refine and interact.• Very important that each visualisation best suits what you want to convey about your data set
    21. 21. Recommendations• Focus on requirements first• Deliver High Quality Data• Intuitive Interface that supports an infinite class of visualisations• Prototype/Proof Of Concept• Know Your Users• Iterate• Apply visualisation best practices• Less Is More• Zero To Three
    22. 22. Attova’s servicesMission is to drive visualisation the front line of most customersbusinessesMaturity Assessment Model-Data, Enterprise, Leadership, Technology, Analysis- Visualisation Novice- Localised visualisation- Visualisation adoption- Visual Organisation- Visual competitor
    23. 23. About Attova• Partnership with Real-Status in financial markets to enable customers to make rapid infrastructure decisions based on business impact- define, design and deliver a real-time infrastructure visualisation solution• Launched in 2011• Offers high performance business consulting & technology services into financial markets• Knowledge Network- a powerhouse of efficient, experienced and expert level independent consultants and performance technologists• Compelling operating model – Multiple solution options for client- flexibility and choice – Ability to precisely align the resource & technology to the solution – Define, Design, Deliver- single port of call
    24. 24. ContactAttovaT: +4420 7618 6100or email
    25. 25. Product overview & DemoStace Hipperson- CTO & Co-Founder