Contributor: Sean O’Dowd

MapR Converge Blog author, Sean O’Dowd

Sean O’Dowd is the Global Financial Services Director at MapR. In this role, Sean focuses on industry strategy and working with financial services firms to advance big data projects. He has spent over 15 years focus on financial services and capital markets.

He comes to MapR after several years with Teradata as their Capital Markets Director, driving analytic strategies with financial clients. Prior to, Sean was IDC Financial Insights' Director of Global Securities and Investment Management Service responsible for research, consulting and forecasts on the securities and investment management sector. His coverage spanned financials, market structure, regulations and technologies that impact the business models and strategies of financial markets firms (buy-side, sell-side, wealth management, custody, exchanges, and retail brokers).

This was following almost ten years in consulting and research analyst positions within the investment management industry. His experience is in investment research and management, securities valuation and portfolio analysis at his past firms JTC LLC, Ashton Partners and State Street.

Mr. O'Dowd is a quoted source in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Institutional Investor, Wall Street Letter, Traders Magazine and Wall Street & Technology among others.

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Blog Posts by Sean O’Dowd

November 05, 2018 | By Sean O’Dowd

Banks Are Changing Their Expectations and Next-Gen Data Standards – Here's How

Financial Services (FinServ) firms are working in earnest to drive greater insights from data, advancing AI/ML initiatives and digitizing their organizations. IDG's "2018 State of Digital Business Transformation" highlights 93% of FinServ...

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January 12, 2017 | By Sean O’Dowd

Top 10 Big Data Trends in 2017 for Financial Services

In the past year, the big data pendulum for financial services has officially swung from passing fad or experiment to large deployments. That puts a somewhat different slant on big data trends when compared to 2016 trends. The question of big data hype...

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November 21, 2016 | By Sean O’Dowd

Hadoop Big Data Analytics Use Cases: Financial Services Banking on Disruption

The last decade has ushered in a perfect storm of disruption for the financial services sector – arguably the most data-intensive sector of the global economy. As a result, companies in this sector are caught in a vice. They are squeezed on one side by...

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April 27, 2016 | By Sean O’Dowd

MapR Named One of the Top 10 Banking Analytics Solution Providers for 2016 by Banking CIO Outlook Magazine

MapR was recently named one of the Top 10 Banking Analytics Solution Providers for 2016 by Banking CIO Outlook magazine. We are honored to have been selected by a judging panel of banking industry experts and editorial board members who voted for companies...

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December 28, 2015 | By Sean O’Dowd

Top 10 Big Data Trends in 2016 for Financial Services

2015 was a groundbreaking year for banking and financial markets firms, as they continue to learn how big data can help transform their processes and organizations. Now, with an eye towards what lies ahead for 2016, we see that financial services organizations...

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