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How Data Streaming Elevates the Omnichannel Customer Experience

Available On-demand

A conversation with Thrivent and Improving

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Why would a membership-owned fraternal financial services organization need to invest in their data architecture? The answer lies at the heart of their corporate mission—putting their customer first.

Thrivent knew it needed an agile platform that would put its data close to all customer touchpoints for a frictionless omnichannel experience. To realize this vision, the firm needed to decouple data from its core systems to provide faster access to data consumers within the company. And so began the journey to build out its proprietary architecture—the Thrivent Integration Platform (TIP)—to bring today’s customers the experiences they’re asking for.

In this webinar, you’ll get a close look at the architecture behind TIP that makes it the innovative platform it is today. Underpinned by Confluent’s real-time data streaming, Thrivent customers now get a seamless experience, regardless of the channel on which they interact.

You will also hear best practices from our systems integration partner, Improving, which helped Thrivent on this data transformation journey with an exceptional time to market.

Join us to explore some of the essential pieces of this success story:

  • Proximity to the customer: Understanding where real-time data ingestion and processing happens to drive an exceptional customer experience
  • Realities and challenges of building a next-gen data streaming architecture
  • Building reusable APIs to stay agile, with data ready for future state

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Anandh Asokan

VP, Head of Enterprise Integration Engineering & Services, Thrivent

Experienced digital transformation specialist dedicated to leveraging technology for customer-centric value delivery. Proficient in creating and enhancing integration products like APIs, data streaming, and bulk load assets, as well as shaping robust data foundations for analytics and MDM. Recognized thought leader in crafting pragmatic organizational transformation strategies. Proven track record of delivering exceptional products across diverse tech domains and industries, earning a reputation for execution excellence and mentorship. A passionate engineering professional holding a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a Master's degree in Software Engineering.

Matt Schroeder

Director of the Real-Time Data Consulting Group, Improving

Matt Schroeder is an engineer with a passion for developer experience, both as a creator and consumer. He is the Director of the Real-Time Data consulting group at Improving, a Confluent Elite Partner, and helps clients understand and build event-driven architectures. Matt is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of MN, teaching Modern Data Architecture within the Master of Science, Software Engineering program. When the laptop closes, Matt is brewing YACC (yet another cup of coffee) and headed outdoors with his three kids and dog.

Peter Pugh-Jones

Director of Financial Services, Confluent

Peter considers himself lucky to have worked all over the world in diverse areas of the tech industry over many years. Having primarily spent the first half of his career working on batch based, finance related systems, he became an advocate of event streaming architectures in the early 2010’s.

With the convergence of data streaming, automation & artificial intelligence on the cusp of this fourth industrial revolution, Peter firmly believes there has never been a more exciting time to be helping customers maximize the value they can obtain from processing their data in motion.

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