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  • How strategic VCs are priming healthcare startups for success
    How strategic VCs are priming healthcare startups for success Daniel Galles, Partner, Providence Ventures Recorded: May 15 2018 61 mins
    The healthcare system feels as though it’s years behind, compared to other consumer-dominated industries, and for good reason. Fluctuating payment models, care structures, patient journeys, and shifting relationships between patients and their physicians have complex, ever-shifting barriers to implementing innovative solutions – and do it at scale.

    But the potential to disrupt healthcare with innovative solutions and technology at scale is huge. It just takes an astute venture capital partner who can help you navigate the complexities, paired with your own healthcare expertise. Join this webinar to learn how VC partnerships can help you navigate through the regulations and complicated nature of healthcare, and get your startup thriving.

    By attending this webinar, you’ll:

    * Learn what it takes for a startup to be successful in the highly complex and regulated healthcare industry
    * Gain perspective from established health tech CEOs
    * Understand the importance of having a strategic VC in an industry like healthcare
    * See what VCs are looking for in the healthcare and health tech categories

    Speakers:

    * Mike McSherry, CEO of Xealth
    * Daniel Galles, Partner, Providence Ventures
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Providence Ventures
  • Cash in at scale on the esports explosion
    Cash in at scale on the esports explosion Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, GamesBeat Recorded: May 9 2018 60 mins
    The esports market is on fire. Last year 43 million people watched the League of Legends world championships, a multiplayer fighting game. And it's not a niche market of teenage boys in basements. A recent report found that 31 million people watch esports tournaments in the U.S., and more than double that -- 68M -- in China.

    And the question is -- how do you monetize that at scale?

    Look to the wild success of the Asia-Pacific esports companies. The companies who stage events like China’s 2017 Riot Championships, which posted more than 32 million viewers, have been able to compel customers to actually pay to view content, and even tip players, with the right streaming and payment technologies.

    Don’t miss this VB Live event for keen insights from leaders in the space on how U.S. companies can effectively operate globally or begin to expand globally. You’ll learn how to confront the challenges that scaling your audience can pose and improve it, from west to east, as you look to capture more of the global audience opportunity.

    Register now for free.

    You’ll learn about:
    * The opportunities provided by the growth in the esports streaming content market
    * What's causing the streaming content surge and market growth
    * The technology making this explosive esports growth possible on a global scale
    * Confronting the problems around scale in markets like China and elsewhere

    Speakers:
    * Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, GamesBeat
    * Johannes Waldstein, CEO, FanAI Inc.
    * Roc Harry, Relationship Director, Worldpay
    * Carter Rogers, Senior Analyst, SuperData Research

    Sponsored by Worldpay
  • Developing financial wellness tools with artificial intelligence
    Developing financial wellness tools with artificial intelligence Katy Gibson, VP of Application Products, Envestnet | Yodlee Recorded: Apr 26 2018 63 mins
    Recent research shows that consumers are interested in using a digital financial coach to help them proactively manage their finances. However, most are using online banking tools that just give a full view of their financial picture without offering up any advice or guidance on how to improve their financial behavior. and that’s where engagement ends. Discover how the industry’s most innovative companies are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to build financial solutions and apps to attract and engage today’s evolving consumer.

    The future of financial wellness informed by AI is here. Machine learning has the capability to continuously analyze data and deliver specific insights that can help consumers improve their financial health.

    In this webinar, you’ll find out how to transform your data into insights and intelligence. Using a unified API to drive intuitive and powerful user experiences is key.

    Attendees will also learn:

    * How AI and machine learning are powering today’s financial wellness tools
    * Recent research from Aite Group on financial wellness tools and virtual financial wellness coaches
    * How digital tools, chatbots, and interactive assistants can revive the concept of traditional personal financial management (PFM)
    * Using an API to gain insight and deliver actionable advice
    * How to leverage data intelligence to build apps and solutions that help users improve their financial health

    MODERATOR:
    * Evan Schuman, VentureBeat

    SPEAKERS:
    * Katy Gibson, VP of Application Products, Envestnet | Yodlee
    * Keith Armstrong, Founder and COO, abe.ai
    * Tiffani Montez, Retail Banking Sr Analyst, Aite Group

    Sponsored by Envestnet | Yodlee
  • How blockchain can help IoT deliver ROI
    How blockchain can help IoT deliver ROI Jonathan Johnson, Board Member, Overstock.com Recorded: Apr 5 2018 61 mins
    A projected 10 billion more devices will be connecting to the Internet in the next four years. The business potential behind that number is huge, but so are the challenges the IoT ecosystem faces — from lack of a shared architecture for interconnection to the continued problem of how to authenticate devices on the network.

    But as customers connect more devices and expect less friction and more continuity across them, blockchain technology seems to hold the potential to unlock new business model use cases — and ROI from them. Join the latest VB Live event to learn more about intersections between IoT and distributed ledger technologies and explore how they can unlock the security required to realize a profitable Future of Things.

    In this webinar you'll learn:

    *What distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain mean for businesses in 2018?
    *How blockchain for IoT can build trust between people and parties who transact together, reduce costs, and accelerate transactions
    *The future of universal architecture and what it means for autonomous products and services

    Speakers:

    * Jonathan Johnson, Overstock.com Board Member. Medici Ventures President
    * Bob Kain, CEO, Luna DNA
    * Jessica Groopman, Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Reduce churn and maximize subscription revenue with machine learning
    Reduce churn and maximize subscription revenue with machine learning Emma Clark, Sr Product Manager, Recurly Recorded: Mar 28 2018 61 mins
    Subscription businesses can lose the happiest of subscribers because of involuntary churn—that deadly form of attrition that comes from card declines and invoice failures.

    Even slight variations in a subscription business’ churn rate can have significant impact on revenues, so it’s critical to address involuntary churn -- and easier than ever. The latest subscription technology leverages machine learning, which can improve transaction success rates and billing continuity, helping automatically reduce involuntary churn and boost monthly recurring revenue by an average of 9 percent.

    Want to know more about how subscription businesses are making a positive impact on revenue? How can you optimize decline management and revenue recovery strategies based on your own unique business needs? Join our latest VB Live event and you’ll learn how to start and where, plus get a first look at the latest Revenue Recovery Benchmarks, which reveal the powerful impact of machine learning.

    Don’t miss out!

    Registration is free.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn...
    * The power of dynamic retry logic, optimized for each individual invoice
    * The incremental lift that a well-designed dunning strategy can have on revenue
    * The key metrics every subscription business should understand to prevent churn
    * How to develop a comprehensive decline management and revenue recovery plan using proven strategies for successful transactions.


    Speakers:

    * Emma Clark, Director of Product, Recurly
    * Devin Brady, Data Scientist, Recurly
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Recurly
  • Growthhacking content creation to transform your business
    Growthhacking content creation to transform your business Lisa Gibbs, Director of News Partnerships, Associated Press Recorded: Mar 27 2018 60 mins
    Curating, creating, and delivering fresh content pushes your marketing game to the next level. Your goal: Get the right content to the right people, when and where they want to see it.

    Optimization is the key, and analyzing user data, whether by leveraging AI or including engagement and other metrics in your efforts, helps you uncover not just which content is most competitive but what characteristics are pushing it to the top of the list, and even help you fine-tune your message in real time, keeping it fresh and commanding consumer attention. Once that message is refined and optimized, your data can help you home in on consumer intent, seize site-specific demand opportunities, gauge opportunity sizing — and then make sure your message is discovered with predictive intelligence.

    To learn more about how to take the educated guesswork out of content creation, make your pitch more persuasive, and magnify your message, don’t miss this VB Live event.

    By attending thIs webinar, you'll learn how optimizing content can:

    * Increase relevance for consumers across channels
    * Leverage data to increase consumer engagement with content
    * Increase the volume and scope of content, netting stronger conversions.
    * Seize customer journey opportunities when they appear

    Speakers:
    * Lisa Gibbs, AP Director of News Partnerships, Associated Press
    * Ari S Goldberg, Founder, Barber Surgeon’s Guild
    * Peggy Anne Salz, Principal, Mobile Groove Consulting
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • The AI use cases that keep you competitive
    The AI use cases that keep you competitive Matthias Keller, Kayak Recorded: Mar 14 2018 62 mins
    The hype surrounding AI has reached a fever pitch, but practical uses that are delivering concrete, practical business results are here, and it’s time to get real.

    From taking over the routine requests for customer service agents, reducing costs, speeding up service, and boosting customer satisfaction, to reliably helping marketers deliver what a customer wants, when they want it and where, AI is popping up everywhere, and companies need to figure out where they stand, fast, to stay competitive.

    Join this VB Live event, hosted by Forrester Senior Analyst Brandon Purcell and Kayak Chief Scientist Matthias Keller to learn more about how to identify the AI use cases that can transform your business, and how to get started, stat.

    You’ll learn:
    * What technologies fall under the AI umbrella
    * How companies like Kayak use AI to understand customers and personalize experiences
    * How to identify the right AI use case for your business
    * Common challenges firms face when implementing AI
    * Why AI’s time in the sun has finally come, and why it’s here to stay

    Speakers:
    * Brandon Purcell, Principal Analyst, Forrester
    * Matthias Keller, Chief Scientist, Kayak
    * Martine van der Lee, Director of Social Media, KLM
    * Pradeep Elankumaran, CEO and Co-Founder of Farmstead
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • AI-powered customer engagement isn’t optional anymore
    AI-powered customer engagement isn’t optional anymore Brian Gross, VP Digital Innovation, Aeromexico Recorded: Feb 27 2018 61 mins
    AI isn’t a nice-to-have any more, it’s a must-have. There’s a reason why corporate giants like Google, IBM, Yahoo, Intel, Apple, and Salesforce are competing to snatch up private AI companies. In the first quarter of 2017 alone, 37 AI companies were swallowed whole.

    Companies aren’t just using these AI tools to enable existing marketing strategies; they’re taking those strategies to the next level, going beyond simple retention and delivering active engagement. AI technology offers companies unprecedented insight into customer behaviors, patterns, and beliefs, allowing you to seamlessly anticipate customer needs and serve up hyper-personalized, emotionally resonant campaigns where and when they’re most welcome.

    2018 is the year to seize the AI advantage. To learn more about the technology you need, the opportunities it unlocks, and what it takes to get your ball in the game, don’t miss this VB Live event!

    In this webinar, you'll learn:
    * What’s new in AI for 2018 -- and what’s coming down the pike
    * How businesses are using AI to drive results
    * How to go beyond customer retention and power customer engagement

    Speakers:
    * Brian Gross, VP Digital Innovation, Aeromexico
    * Dan Wulin, Director of Data Science, Wayfair
    * Michael Healey, President, Yeoman Technology Group
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Lytics
  • How to leverage location data to revolutionize customer engagement
    How to leverage location data to revolutionize customer engagement Jay Graves, CTO, Possible Mobile Recorded: Feb 6 2018 57 mins
    Incorporating location intelligence into digital strategies to engage consumers in real time, increase brand loyalty and provide actionable data will be more critical in 2018 than ever before.

    Using cutting edge location data, Possible and Skyhook have both been able to actively engage fans in engaging experiences at large-scale sporting events. Enhanced insights into the fan experience via location data include crowd density at various locations within the venue, the best spots for spectators to view the action, the movement of fans relative to players, and more.

    In this case, location intelligence provided insight into consumer engagement via foot traffic patterns, location visits, and frequency analysis to help brands deliver dynamic user experiences, better understand their customers and prospects, and boost consumer engagement and delight.

    During this webinar you’ll learn how to:
    * Boost engagement with real-time, location-based consumer engagement and experiences
    * Gain insight into the behavioral patterns of customers and prospects
    * Understand the future of location data for your business

    Speakers:
    * David Bairstow, VP Products, Skyhook
    * Jay Graves, CTO at Possible Mobile
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst at Large, VentureBeat (Moderator)

    Sponsored by Skyhook


    Sponsored by Skyhook
  • AI-powered marketing: Put your customer data to work
    AI-powered marketing: Put your customer data to work Vijay Chittoor, CEO, Blueshift Recorded: Jan 24 2018 61 mins
    Brands have access to terabytes more customer data than they did just a few years ago, but most organizations are using only 10% of what they collect — and are unsure how to turn data into sophisticated, personalized cross-channel marketing.

    That kind of high-touch, multichannel engagement is within every brand’s reach, but it requires putting AI in the driver’s seat. Yet, the hype-cycle that surrounds AI-powered marketing leaves many companies wondering what’s truth, what’s fiction — and most importantly, how to even start applying it for notable returns.

    Join Forrester, VentureBeat, and Blueshift in this frank discussion of AI, customer data, and cross-channel marketing. You’ll walk away with a solid understanding of what it takes to fully integrate customer data and AI into your cross-channel marketing.

    In this webinar you’ll:

    * Understand the power of the customer data you have at your fingertips
    * Learn how to leverage data to drive personalized, cross-channel marketing
    * Discover how AI can transform your marketing strategy

    Speakers:
    * Rusty Warner, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
    * Vijay Chittoor, CEO, Blueshift
    * Shannon Johlic, Director of Marketing, Blueshift
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst at Large, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Don’t miss out! Register today.

    Sponsored by: Blueshift

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