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  • Taming data: How marketers turn data into real ROI
    Taming data: How marketers turn data into real ROI Jeff Sinclair, Product Manager, Engagement Platform, Atlassian Recorded: Oct 18 2017 61 mins
    Increasingly, companies have turned to customer data platforms (CDPs) to help them run more relevant marketing campaigns using the large volume of customer data at their fingertips. Customer-focused software company Atlassian will discuss how they made that decision and the types of complex marketing campaigns that they can now run as a result. Research analyst David Raab will also be on hand to discuss how other companies can use CDPs to harness customer data to increase sales and loyalty.

    In this webinar, you will learn:
    * Key considerations when deciding to build versus buy a customer data platform
    * How companies are taking advantage of CDPs for more relevant communications
    * How data science can improve marketing efficacy
    * The trends and market factors driving the need for customer data platforms

    Speaker Panel:
    * Jeff Sinclair, Product Manager, Engagement Platform, Atlassian
    * David Raab, Analyst and Founder at The Customer Data Platform Institute
    * Jeff Hardison, VP of Marketing at Lytics
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by: Lytics
  • Connected devices and the rise of invisible payments
    Connected devices and the rise of invisible payments Kevin Gordon, Lead Innovation Architect, Worldpay Recorded: Oct 17 2017 31 mins
    By 2020, five billion people will be online, with 25 billion devices and machines using the Internet. Many devices will share data and services, and the way we engage with them will fundamentally change. In a connected world, consumer expectations of executing transactions on a phone, tablet, VR device – or even a refrigerator – will be higher than ever.

    As time goes on, devices will become smarter and make more and more decisions for us. We’ll be able to create rules as users to tell our devices what we’re comfortable with them paying for automatically. The use cases for rule-based payment are endless!

    As such, the onus of creating frictionless download and shopping experiences while overcoming barriers between devices lies with each business. When it comes to recurring and subscription payments, the technology underpinning these user experiences across devices is critical. Seamless, simple, and secure are the watchwords of an IoT world.

    Don’t wait until 2020 to address consumer pain points and overcome technological barriers to IoT adoption. Tune in to the latest VB Live event and hone in on the fastest, best ways to prepare for the IoT world. After all, it’s already here. Attend this webinar and find out:

    •How companies are already dealing with device connectivity
    •How the challenges posed by IoT are being solved for today
    •Global consumer attitudes around payments made by devices
    •How payments will become ‘invisible’ or ‘translucent’ for users
    •Payment technology that will enable devices to make decisions

    SPEAKERS:
    * Kevin Gordon, Lead Innovation Architect, Worldpay
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by: Worldpay
  • AI facts vs fiction: AI business decisions that really work
    AI facts vs fiction: AI business decisions that really work Avinash Gangadharan, Sr Director of Engineering, Walmart Recorded: Oct 10 2017 61 mins
    Artificial intelligence was Gartner’s top 2017 strategic technology trend, and the year isn’t over yet. But for too many companies, AI myths are persistent, use cases and strategies are still on the “shiny new thing” level, and expectations continue to hover in the spirit of Skynet/HAL, making it hard to determine whether it’s really right for your company.

    As AI technologies multiply, how do you sort fact from fiction? Should you stop daydreaming about replacing your entire staff with chatbots — or can you start augmenting agent abilities? Most importantly, while AI undoubtedly has shown real-live ROI in case study after case study, where is the particular value in chasing the AI buzz for your own company?

    Register now for our our latest VB Live event and find out. We’ll be tackling the AI legends and the AI realities, breaking down the potential AI has for your bottom line, and giving you a glimpse of the future of AI for business.

    In this webinar, you’ll explore:
    * Myths and realities of AI replacing vs. augmenting staff functions
    * How to bake AI into your business strategy
    * On- and offline use cases for AI
    * The future of AI for business

    Speakers:
    * Avinash Gangadharan, Sr Director of Engineering, Walmart
    * Allen Sebrell, Senior Manager E-Commerce Team, Amtrak
    * Deep Varma, VP of Engineering, Trulia
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, Venturebeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • AI: The key to creating a next-gen banking experience
    AI: The key to creating a next-gen banking experience Katy Gibson Vice President of Application Products Envestnet | Yodlee Recorded: Sep 28 2017 61 mins
    AI apps are shaping up to be an essential part of financial institution and fintech offerings. Yet these innovative solutions are only as useful as the data they can access. In our webinar, we’ll show you how to apply predictive analytics and AI to a massive scale of data to derive valuable insights and power more personalized user experiences.

    From financial wellness apps that help your customers save money, to chatbots that assist users with making payments, the better you understand your users, the more relevant your solutions will be. Learn how AI technology and tools can help detect patterns in financial and transactional data, predict future events and even enable you to suggest a course of action for your users, resulting in a deeper and more meaningful connection.

    In this VB Live webinar, you’ll find out how to:

    • Drive customer engagement and loyalty with the next wave of financial wellness solutions
    • Use predictive analytics and AI to deliver more personalized and engaging apps and chatbots
    • Provide users with intelligent financial guidance based on past behavior
    • Extract valuable insight from a wealth of data to measure users’ financial health
    • Partner with vendors to develop the machine-learning based systems that constantly analyze data and derive insights to drive more meaningful conversations with your end users

    SPEAKERS:
    * Katy Gibson, VP of Application Products, Envestnet | Yodlee
    * Dion F. Lisle, VP Head of FinTech, Capgemini America Inc.
    * John Vars, Chief Product Officer, Varo Money
    * Keith Armstrong, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Abe.ai
    * Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Yodlee
  • Hyper-personalization: Marketing to a segment of one
    Hyper-personalization: Marketing to a segment of one Cherie Yu, Head of Local Marketing, Lyft Recorded: Sep 21 2017 61 mins
    Consumers aren’t actually impressed by just a "Hi!" And as deluged by content as they are, they know they have the luxury of simply ignoring you. To catch their interest, you need to demonstrate that you know what they want, and you can deliver it.

    In other words, hyper-personalization. Innovations in marketing tech, like AI, machine learning, and shopping bots, enable you to microsegment all the way down to a customer’s purchase and interest patterns to develop messaging that triggers powerful interest, creates deep engagement, and drives sales.

    Learn more about the tech you need, the strategies that win, and how to deliver the “you know me” satisfaction that keeps customers coming back for more when you join this VB Live event!

    Don’t miss out!

    You’ll learn:
    * Why broad segmentation is no longer enough
    * How shopping bots, AI + more enable one-to-one marketing
    * How psychographics, lifecycle data, and multi-channel behavior can build customer profiles
    * How engagement, experience and retention improve one-to-one marketing
    * The importance of not being creepy
    * The trends and future of hyper-personalization

    Speakers:
    * Cherie Yu, Head of Local Marketing, Lyft
    * Dr. Martin Prescher, CTO of AutoGravity
    * Stewart Rogers, Direct of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Monetizing VR: Turning the magic into money
    Monetizing VR: Turning the magic into money Charlie Fink, VR columnist, Forbes Recorded: Sep 6 2017 61 mins
    VR has sprouted a lot of startups, but not a whole lot of revenue yet. Yet the theory is that where there’s investment, there’s got to be fire. In this new wave of VR technology, refined console headsets are being set loose in the world, and mobile VR and mobile 360 are growing more popular with consumers. So it’s time to start thinking about a monetization strategy.

    In mobile, for instance, freemium with a combination of ads and in-app purchases is the powerhouse that generates over 95 percent of revenues. For consoles, downloadable and extended content plus microtransactions are the big money makers. But virtual reality is an entirely new way of interacting with content. Will consumers be willing to stand through advertisements? Will they trust a virtual reality payment method, or is the technology too new to engender consumer confidence?

    In this VB LIve event, you’ll learn about:
    * The future of VR payments, commerce, and innovation
    * How payments technology is revolutionizing VR/AR experiences
    * The challenges that emerge from the consumer and merchant side
    * The global perspective of VR/AR and where it is headed

    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VB
    * Cleveland Brown, CEO, Payscout
    * Charlie Fink, VR columnist, Forbes
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Intelligent assistants vs. chatbots: Which is best for your biz?
    Intelligent assistants vs. chatbots: Which is best for your biz? Amir Shevat, Director of Developer Relations, Slack Recorded: Aug 30 2017 62 mins
    AI is changing everything — and you know you have to get on the bandwagon. But you may not be as clear about the differences between chatbots and intelligent assistants. What do customers actually expect from one or the other? And are they a passing customer engagement fad, or does this trend have legs?

    Our latest interactive VB Live event brings together a panel of developers who have long-term, hands-on experience in chatbot and intelligent assistant tools. They’ll discuss everything from the platforms they use, the metrics they keep tabs on, the data they collect, and all the other wisdom they’ve gathered on the ground, deep in chatbot and AI territory.

    Register now to find out which solution fits your own digital customer engagement plan, how to plan a strategy, and how to get in on the game now.

    In this webinar, you'll:
    * Understand the messaging platforms of the future
    * Learn which platforms people are using — and why
    * Measure the success of chatbots through best-practice KPIs
    * Create personalized interaction between your organization and your customers

    Speakers:
    * Amir Shevat, Director of Developer Relations, Slack
    * Darrius Jones, AVP Enterprise Innovation. USAA Labs
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Mobile advertising: Stop fraud and step up clicks
    Mobile advertising: Stop fraud and step up clicks James Peng, Head of Mobile and Social Acquisition, Match Group Recorded: Aug 24 2017 61 mins
    It's 2017 and the digital ad space hasn't stopped growing in size and complexity. Mobile advertisers are seeing increased opportunities for ad placements in apps and messaging platforms, which means more opportunities, but also new marketing challenges—and a major surge in fraud.

    Make this the year you stop letting fraudulent bots burn through your budget and start maximizing the power of mobile advertising with must-click messaging. Join our latest live, interactive event for an in-depth look at how to stay in front of your audience, ahead of your competitors, and on top of fraud.

    In this webinar you'll:
    * Learn what works and what doesn't in 2017's mobile advertising arena
    * Mitigate the mobile advertising fraud risk in your own applications
    * Create the most engaging mobile advertisements for savvy app patrons
    * Use video and 360 advertising to stay abreast of the latest trends in mobile advertising

    Speakers:
    * James Peng, Head of Mobile and Social Acquisition, Match Group
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Technology, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Adjust
  • B2B video marketing: Turn your CRO into your BFF
    B2B video marketing: Turn your CRO into your BFF Michael Ballard,Sr Manager Digital Marketing, Lenovo Recorded: Aug 17 2017 62 mins
    You better get good at conversational video marketing, fast—or you're going to be obsolete.

    Videos and photos get the most retweets. Last year, Facebook's video viewership doubled from 4 billion views per day to 8 billion views per day in seven months. Google owns YouTube, and coincidentally, rich media is a favorite of the search engine's algorithms.

    Conversational videos drive traffic, boost engagement, and serve up information better than any other medium. They promote trust in your brand and your products. They're eminently shareable, potentially viral, and taking over the internet: 74 percent of all Internet traffic in 2017 will be video.

    Step up and stand out in every step of the sales funnel with conversational video marketing when you join our latest interactive VB Live event.

    By watching this webinar, you'll:
    * Optimize your audience takeaways for video content
    * Get tips from the savviest sales and marketing people on their video content strategy
    * Focus your energy on the right distribution channels for your adverts
    * Personalize video content to lock in the close

    Speakers:
    * Michael Ballard,Sr Manager Digital Marketing, Lenovo
    * Todd Hartley, CEO, Wirebuzz
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat

    This VB Live event sponsored by Vidyard
  • VR content production: How to take advantage of the VR wave
    VR content production: How to take advantage of the VR wave Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Recorded: Jul 26 2017 60 mins
    VR creates infinite storytelling possibilities, but it’s also infinitely difficult to pull off. It’s a completely new medium that requires an entirely new way of creating content, and endless inventiveness, and have you ever seen a 360-degree camera?

    Join our latest interactive VB Live event to hear how companies are reducing travel expenses but improving employee connection, conducting interviews, and giving presentations. Learn about companies like Walmart using VR technology to train employees; how doctors are leveling up their skills; educators are transforming learning; and audience engagement skyrockets when you give them a whole new way to see, touch and interact.

    And discover how consumers are interacting with VR right now, and what the marketplace is expected to look like in the year ahead.

    Register now for real talk on the possibilities of virtual reality, the resources you need, and the rules to break.

    In this webinar you’ll:
    *Hear the results - for the first time - of the latest VR market research
    *Discover the compelling business case for VR
    *Understand why consumer-generated VR content is important to business
    *Find out how companies are using VR content to strengthen their bottom line
    *Learn what’s next in the VR content world

    Speakers:
    * Dean Johnson, Head of Innovation, Brandwidth
    * Crystal O’Hea, Senior Director Expedition X, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Technology, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

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