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.

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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Easy Ideas To Get Your People Excited About Data Quality

With Statista.com reporting that 59 zetabytes of data has been captured, created, copied and consumed worldwide since 2010, it’s easy to see the problems that arise when even a fraction of this is incorrect.  The chaos that can – and does – arise can seem totally insurmountable, creating a problem that’s as unappealing to solve as it is difficult. It can also make …

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3 Easy Ways To Give Your Data A Check-Up

Being able to trust your data is critically important to every business, especially when even the smallest slip-up in data quality can cause big problems further down the line. Getting your data booked in for a check-up, therefore, is just as important! In the same way that you know when you’re not feeling totally on …

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5AMLD & Data Quality: new regulation, same problems?

With the EU’s fifth Anti-Money Laundering directive (5AMLD) having gone live on the 10th January, Matt Flenley took some time with Alex Brown, CTO at Datactics, to find out what implications there are when it comes to data quality. Firstly, what do you think are the biggest impacts for firms? Naturally we’re going to focus …

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Datactics honoured with Board of Trade award

Belfast, London, New York, Brussels, Milan, 29th May 2019 BELFAST BUSINESS RECEIVES BOARD OF TRADE AWARD FOR EXPORTING SUCCESS Belfast-based software company Datactics presented with Board of Trade Award (BOFTA) for exceptional performance in international trade. The BOFTAs celebrate businesses that are bringing innovation and prosperity to the UK and contributing to international trade In …

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Datactics releases free Sanctions Matching Engine for AML & KYC

Cloud-based tool cross-references and performs sanctions matching against combined OFAC, EU and UK lists Belfast, London, New York, Brussels, Milan, 21st March 2019 In the latest demonstration of its powerful data matching capabilities, Belfast-based “RegTech” provider Datactics is today releasing a scalable, fast, fuzzy-matching tool to help AML teams with time-consuming sanctions screening work. This …

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Run (E)DMC – Where Data Quality & Data Governance Collides

Towards the end of 2018, Head of Client Services, Luca Rovesti was invited to speak at the Enterprise Data Management Council (EDMC)’s expanded Member Briefing sessions on Data Governance. We took some time to catch up over an espresso in a caffè around the corner from his swanky new Presales Office in Milan (ok, it …

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New York / Toronto / London / Madrid? Come and meet us!

As usual, the final quarter of the year brings events a-plenty and the chance to meet up. The Datactics team will be spread far and wide, giving you the perfect opportunity to catch us in a nearby city for the latest on our data matching & quality solutions, and probably a fair few Belfast goodies! …

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Datactics #1 for Customer Satisfaction in the Data Quality Landscape Survey

Customer Satisfaction

Respected industry analyst Andy Hayler of The Information Difference has completed his annual Data Quality Landscape survey, and we’re delighted to report that Datactics has first place for customer satisfaction! “Data quality has been an issue in computing ever since people first started to store data on computers. Data may be incomplete, out of date, …

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Kernel Capital Growth Fund leads investment in Datactics

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THE BANK OF IRELAND KERNEL CAPITAL GROWTH FUND (NI)  INVESTMENT IN DATACTICS  From left: Allen Martin, Partner Kernel Capital; Stuart Harvey, CEO Datactics; Mick Foster, COO Datactics; William McCulla, Director Corporate Finance Invest NI & Gavin Kennedy, Head of Business Banking NI Bank of Ireland UK. Belfast, Northern Ireland, 21st June 2018 Kernel Capital are pleased to confirm that …

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Arion Bank picks Datactics to deliver data management strategy

Data Management Strategy

REYKJAVÍK, BELFAST, LONDON, 20 JUNE 2018 Arion Bank, one of Iceland’s three large banks and the country’s leading digital bank, has chosen Datactics’ data quality solutions Self-Service Data Quality and Single Customer View in support of its cutting-edge enterprise data management programme. Datactics won the deal after a thorough vendor selection process. This comprised a …

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Health Check from Datactics picks up coverage in Waters Technology

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Waters Technology has penned an article on the new Datactics LEI Match Engine and “health check” service. The technology can bulk match up to 1,000 LEIs simultaneously through cloud-based processing that cross-references the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation’s (GLEIF’s) entity database. Datactics developed the solution over a period of five months, using its underlying software as …

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