With the end of the year approaching, my colleagues asked me to reflect on the last 6 months, which, in short, have been quite the ride. I may have moved to a completely new city but “life in London” thus far has involved more explorations of new technologies and books on building a lean and mean start-up than explorations of the city’s cobblestone streets and Shakespeare’s sonnets.
Why? Because I’m on board Datamaran™, “coding in the garage” with the eRevalue team.
I feel incredibly lucky to work each day with a highly capable team of coders, data scientists, and analysts who continually prove that, for the most part, the generally accepted assumptions about environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) trends in business are in fact just assumptions. I agree wholeheartedly with The New Yorker in saying that technologists are the new rockstars.
With technology, we’re capturing critical data that goes beyond the numbers. “Behind the scenes,” our strategic business intelligence software Datamaran™ interacts continually with the narrative of corporate reports, corporate websites, regulatory databases, traditional media, and social media. It “sniffs out” the key topics and concepts disclosed by companies, referenced in regulations, and discussed amongst stakeholders; and, in doing so, reveals patterns that reinforce how competitive companies today go beyond the mere bottom line.
Today, I’d like to zoom in on what I have learned about how we apply this technology to deliver digestible data and, by doing so, enable data-driven decision-making on today’s key risks and opportunities by corporate leaders across industries.
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