Matt Flenley

A creative problem solver and writer, Matt is a dedicated Data fan, conversationalist, optimist and serial encourager. He has a passion for finding and creating solutions that are both technically and ethically viable. As a data fanatic, Matt is always on the lookout for updates and is consistently keeping up with the latest data management trends. Following completion of a BA (Hons) in Transportation Design at Northumbria University, Matt spent 10 years at the Bank of Ireland undertaking roles in product management, customer experience and customer operations. Matt joined Datactics in 2017 as Marketing and Partnerships Manager, where he is responsible for the overall brand and communications strategy.

Matt Flenley

Easy Integration, Quick Results and Empowering Data People are Top 3 Priorities To Reduce Bad Data Risk

Easy Integration, quick results and empowering data people

Making the right judgement calls on data strategy is something that all data leaders have to face. Whether it’s at investment banks in Europe, information vendors in the USA or wealth managers in the UK, we know how important it is to reduce the risk of bad data across the organisation. In this blog we …

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How You’ll Know You Still Have a Data Quality Problem

The dashboards might be (mostly) green, the regulatory reports are being filed ok, but you’re looking around you and you’ve got a nagging feeling all is still not well with your data. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. In this blog we’ve taken a look at some of the most influential factors that indicate you’ve got …

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The Power of Collaboration and Community, in the words of Matt Flenley

In January 2021, our very own Marketing Manager, Matt Flenley spoke to Georgia Halston of Halston Marketing, to unpack the power of collaboration and community. In this piece, Matt discusses the recent triumphs and the strategies that he deems as critical to remaining resilient, and relevant to both existing and new customers throughout 2021 and …

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3 Steps To Create A Data-Driven Culture: How To Empower Everyone To Be A Data Citizen

As we all know the amount of data in all areas of life is growing rapidly. At the same time, complaints from business teams about the poor quality of data are on the rise. This escalation in negativity is no good for anybody! So where should business and data leaders start to confront this problem? …

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How To Reduce Your Time Spent On Data Quality Down From Three Weeks To Three Hours

How many times have you come up against the block of “that’s just how long things take here”? As soon as a firm grows to a size where it needs enterprise IT architecture, changes – understandably – need to have greater scrutiny, and that takes time. Time, however, is a double-edged sword. If a change …

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Three Unexpected Benefits Of Cleaning Your Data

“I just can’t rely on the data being good enough”… it’s so often the cry of the frustrated business user. Nobody is doubting the ambitions of business teams when it comes to doing more with their data, but being hampered by duplication, inconsistencies and gaps really takes the wind out of their sails. Is it …

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Data Quality, Didn’t We Do That Already?

Many data management professionals have some form of tooling or platform to support their business initiatives but often find it hard to get buy-in for why they still need to invest time and resources in this area. In a recent post by data management blogger Henrik Liliendahl on the passing of Larry English, he refers …

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2020 Win Makes It Two In A Row For Datactics Self-Service Data Quality 

Awards 2020

Data quality and matching specialists add top title from A-Team Data Management Insight to recent major client wins and close out 2020 on a high New York, Amsterdam, London, Belfast, December 4th 2020 Datactics has won the Data Quality Analysis Tool award from A-Team Group for the second year running, closing out a successful 2020 …

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RegTech100 lists Datactics among most innovative companies

2021RegTech100

Belfast, London, New York, 2nd December 2020 We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been featured in the RegTech 100 for the first time. This comes on the back of some exciting work in AI-enabled data quality for KYC and AML and award-winning implementations in regulatory compliance in both the UK and mainland Europe. Matt Flenley heads …

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Datactics Runners & Riders Club clock up 25 hours racing in Red Bull Timelaps Challenge 2020

timelaps

Over the weekend Dave Brown, Marcus Lamb, Josh Piper and Matt Flenley took part in the Red Bull Timelaps challenge, with 25 hours’ racing taking place between 12 pm on Saturday through to 12 pm on Sunday. Overall, despite a few hours lost to punctured tyres (and riders!), the team managed a creditable finish of …

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Biggest Data Quality or Matching Challenge? Here are the answers!

data quality challenges

At the recent A-Team Data Management Summit we held a giveaway competition for the chance to win an independent bookstore voucher – £100 to Daunt Books in London, or $100 to Strand Book store in NYC. We asked data management professionals attending the event to give their biggest data quality or matching challenge. Below you can find a summary of …

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Part 4: Making The Data Governance Model deliver real-world results

Making the data governance model deliver real world results

A few years ago, Heineken broadcast a classic Elephant-in-the-room advert where various groups of utility construction workers all agree to carry out their work at the same time, to “save digging up the road again and causing the public more inconvenience.” It’s probably the dream of every road-weary traveller encountering another set of roadworks on …

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Part 2: Self-service data improvement is the route to better data quality

The route to better data quality – It’s easy to say that planning a journey has been made far simpler since the introduction of live traffic information to navigation apps. You can now either get there faster, or at the very least phone ahead to explain how long you’ll be delayed. It’s just as easy …

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Part 3: Build vs Buy – Off-the-shelf or do-it-yourself?

Build or buy - off the shelf or do it yourself

Build vs Buy? The 1970 space mission Apollo 13 famously featured one of the finest pieces of patched-together engineering ever seen on or indeed above this planet: making a square peg fit a round hole. In Houston, legions of expert NASA engineers worked alongside the reserve crew to improvise a way of fitting a square …

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Overcoming Barriers to RegTech Adoption

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At the start of June, Marketing & Partnerships Manager, Matt Flenley was a panellist on an A-Team webinar on overcoming barriers to RegTech adoption alongside Sophia Bantanidis of Citi, Kayvan Alikhani of Compliance.ai, and Patrick Boscher of Pabora.io. With questions posed by Sarah Underwood, the webinar delved deep into views from different sides of the fence – buyers, sellers and investors – seeking to provide …

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What is driving the need for Data Quality Metrics in Retail Banking?

marathon, running, runner

Retail Banking Part 1 – Marathons present a titanic challenge that has long dominated the human psyche: the will to finish, to get over the line, to win. Whether in-person or virtual, the London Marathon is no different! In previous years, the official app has contained a feature to help friends, family and supporters locate …

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Datactics steps into the ring to support Belfast ProKick teens

Belfast / Tokyo / London 11th March 2020 Datactics has announced support for the talented trio of Belfast Prokick teens heading to Tokyo for the forthcoming ALL Japan Kickboxing Championships taking place on July 15th. Having taken the K1 Kickboxing Championships in December by storm, ProKick competitors James Branniff, Jay Snoddon and Grace Goody were invited …

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