June 19, 2017 – Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax, NS:  International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) 2017 Crime & Intelligence International Symposium

Mark Holmes, VP of Solutions Engineering at IMT, and Doug Plaxton, World Wide Business Development Manager for Context Computing at IBM, will be presenting a lunchtime address at the 2017 Crime & Intelligence International Symposium. The IACA symposium brings together Crime Analysts from across Canada, the United States, and Europe to learn about the latest trends and tools to help turn law enforcement data into actionable knowledge.

Mark and Doug will introduce IMT Intel:ID™ – an on premise, purpose built appliance supporting Law Enforcement and Integrated Justice. Intel:ID allows agencies to gain insights and offer actionable intelligence by linking identities and establishing non-obvious relationships across both structured and unstructured data sources.

Please contact us if you are interested in meeting up with our team in Halifax.  
 

You may already know that IBM MDM v10.1 goes out of standard support in April 2018– but here’s your wake-up call. As you plan and consider the timing, resources, and budget required for upgrading, ensure you are getting the maximum value from this upgrade by asking several questions. Some of these questions were covered in our recent webcast, but here’s some additional food for thought:

How is the customer-centric view of data being used today? And, most importantly, in the future?

Almost every industry prioritizes strategic initiatives advancing customer-centricity —  especially healthcare, banking, and telco. Buzzwords like population health, consumer self-service, consumer engagement, and consumer experience clearly indicate that MDM is critical to strategic and operational priorities. Competition, consumer engagement, consumer demands, and analytics are fueling this priority. Consider how well your MDM data already supports this imperative, while being agile in how MDM is constructed.

Which business and technical stakeholders should participate in the upgrade planning?

Make sure your business stakeholders actually have a stake in your MDM technology. Historically (and sadly), MDM was frequently seen as an information technology project. Today, your business stakeholders should be actively engaged in defining not only the data that is used by MDM, but also the work processes surrounding MDM. If your business users are not engaged, an upgrade is a great opportunity to bring them into the fold. Without this engagement MDM risks being viewed as an IT project that may not be useful in a tight economy with budget constraints.

How can you use MDM technology more efficiently?

An upgrade presents a good opportunity for conversations about better managing the workflow of the data used by MDM – and it’s a great way to engage your business stakeholders. IBM MDM v 11 includes business process management (BPM) software to create automated workflows that can increase efficiency, decrease manual interventions, and create an audit trail. This powerful addition to IBM MDM (with no license fee required) enhances the productivity and communication amongst stakeholders when tackling merging or linking decisions, training, and coordination of data integrity.

How does MDM relate to your Data Governance program?

If you have a formal Data Governance program today, or are considering one, make sure MDM is included. Since the genesis of MDM is to master data (through merging or linking) that is used by many applications, systems, processes, and analytics, it just makes sense that MDM is a key component of a Data Governance program.

IMT offers several optimization services to help you maximize the value from your MDM deployment or upgrade. These include

  • Data Quality Review, focused on the MDM data including accuracy, validity, and distribution of source-specific and linked data.
  • MDM Health Check, primarily geared to the hardware and software environment supporting IBM MDM.
  • Data Governance Strategy Planning, focused on how the MDM data supports a strategic and operational Governance Program
  • Active Integration, which integrates the probabilistic algorithm into search, thus higher data quality is captured at its origination

We outlined these considerations and others in a recent webcast that can be found on demand here. Call IMT or email us at info@imt.ca to discuss these services and your future upgrade, as April 2018 is less than 18 months away!

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 21-24, 2016 – The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC:  IMT will be at the 2016 CACP Information & Communication Technology Workshop to discuss our state-of-the-art entity resolution appliance, IMT Master:ID LE, which can help your agency consolidate records, discover non-obvious relationships, establish Law Enforcement Information Exchanges, and provide more in-depth intelligence to your officers in the field.

You can find IMT in the IBM booth, where we will be showcasing our solutions that leverage the strong partnership between IBM and IMT.

Please contact us if you are interested in meeting up to learn more about IMT solutions for Integrated Justice and Law Enforcement.

IMT Master:ID LE is an on-premise Entity Resolution Appliance for Law Enforcement and Integrated Justice used to find, match, and link similar entities and relationships without exposing sensitive data. This cost effective solution enables quick time-to-value when consolidating internal agency data (or as part of a regional information exchange) to detect suspicious activities, create preemptive alerting and share information between departments or agencies while reducing the risk of unintended disclosure.

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Aug 17, 2015 – Hilton Quebec City, Quebec, QC:  Knowledge from Noise: Leverage your agency’s data to enhance intelligence-led decision making, officer and public safety

As intelligence gathering techniques improve, the need to filter out the noise to reveal high-value data becomes ever more critical. IMT and IBM, Gold Sponsor of the CACP Conference are offering you a unique opportunity to discuss a state-of-the-art entity resolution capability that can help your agency consolidate records, discover non-obvious relationships, establish Law Enforcement Information Exchanges, and provide more in-depth intelligence to your officers in the field.

Dave Angus, retired 31-year veteran of Toronto Police and President of INRSSL, will share his experiences in utilizing advanced entity resolution, anonymous resolution and non-obvious relationship analysis across the agency to cut through the noise without stretching your IT resources.

Please contact us if you are interested in attending:

4:30 Cocktail Reception

5:30 INRSSL, IMT, & IBM Session

To wrap up, IMT will unveil Master:ID LE, an on-premise Entity Resolution Appliance for Law Enforcement and Integrated Justice used to find, match, and link similar entities and relationships without exposing sensitive data. This cost effective solution enables quick time-to-value when consolidating internal agency data (or as part of a regional information exchange) to detect suspicious activities, create preemptive alerting and share information between departments or agencies while reducing the risk of unintended disclosure.

Please contact us if you are interested in registering for this event.  Seating is limited.