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Big Data and Data Management

  • Organizing Analytics Teams: New Angles on a Perennial Challenge
    Organizing Analytics Teams: New Angles on a Perennial Challenge IIA Research Advisor Bob Morison Live 60 mins
    Based on IIA's new and updated research on organizing analytics teams, Research Advisor Bob Morison will review the objectives and variables of organizational structure and share examples of how enterprises are adjusting their structures to deploy and develop analysts effectively, incorporate new methods and technologies, address strategic business opportunities, and leverage the analytics ecosystem.
  • AI is the Catalyst of IoT
    AI is the Catalyst of IoT Prof. Ahmed Banafa, IoT Expert, Faculty, Author and Keynote Speaker, SJSU Live 60 mins
    For companies to realize the full potential of IoT enablement, they need to combine IoT with rapidly-advancing Artificial Intelligence technologies, which enable ‘smart machines’ to simulate intelligent behavior and make well-informed decisions with little or no human intervention.

    Join this webcast to learn and discuss the best practices and trends coming for AI in IoT.

    About the speaker:
    Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with focus on IoT, Blockchain and AI. He is a reviewer and a technical contributor for the publication of several technical books. He served as a faculty at well-known universities and colleges, including the University of California, Berkeley; California State University-East Bay; San Jose State University; and University of Massachusetts. He is the recipient of several awards, including Distinguished Tenured Staff Award of 2013, Instructor of the year for 2013, 2014, and Certificate of Honor from the City and County of San Francisco. He was named as number one tech voice to follow by LinkedIn in 2016, his researches featured in many reputable sites and magazines including Forbes, IEEE and MIT Technology Review, and Interviewed by ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox TV and Radio stations.
  • Minimizing Total Installed Cost of Field Installed Fiber Connectors
    Minimizing Total Installed Cost of Field Installed Fiber Connectors Robert Reid & Seamus Hamrin, Panduit Live 75 mins
    This webinar will focus on the issues surrounding the “Total Installed Cost” (TIC) of Backbone/Riser fiber cabling. We will explore the contributing factors to variability of TIC, focusing on field termination skill and the impact of permanent link testing on the individual connector PASS/FAIL decision making process (via a mathematical model).

    We will also review the development of new tools and novel methods to mitigate errors that estimate Insertion Loss (IL) in field terminated connectors, including new “expert system” technology deployed to test connector IL during the termination sequence.
  • Will data privacy kill innovation?
    Will data privacy kill innovation? Olivier Penel, EMEA Data Management Business Director, SAS Recorded: Jun 21 2018 24 mins
    This session is taken from In:Confidence 2018, where Olivier Penel debated whether privacy will one day kill innovation.

    On one side, the dramatic breakthrough and widespread adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies create many opportunities for companies to innovate and to create value with data.

    On the other side, increased privacy concerns and regulations bring new standards and rules in the way personal data should be used.

    His insightful session covered questions such as:

    - What will be the impact of the GDPR on data-driven innovative projects?

    - How can organisations use GDPR as a catalyst to accelerate their digital transformation journey and boost innovation?

    GDPR has now come into effect, but how will it affect innovation moving forwards? Tune in to find out.
  • Winning the Red Queen's Race with IoT and Artificial Intelligence
    Winning the Red Queen's Race with IoT and Artificial Intelligence Jen Stirrup, Director, Data Relish Recorded: Jun 20 2018 39 mins
    Artificial Intelligence is a part of our daily lives through the use of technologies like virtual assistants such as Cortana, smart homes, and automated customer service. We also have the power of the Internet of Things technology in organizations. How can we put them together for success in our organizations?

    Businesses are running the Red Queen's race not just to win, but to survive in a world where Artificial Intelligence and IoT are becoming the present as well as the future of technology, and ideas are developing into reality at accelerated rates.

    How can you help your company to evolve, adapt and succeed using IoT and Artificial Intelligence to stay at the forefront of the competition, and win the Red Queen's Race? What are the potential issues, complications, and benefits that the future of technology could bring to us and our organisations, right now?

    In this session, Jen Stirrup will explain the quick wins to win the Red Queen's Race in AI and IoT to help you and your organization to win the Red Queen's race.
  • Top 5 Pitfalls of Developing and Deploying Smart Applications at the Edge
    Top 5 Pitfalls of Developing and Deploying Smart Applications at the Edge Desmond Tan, Senior Director, Zen Product Engineering, Actian Recorded: Jun 20 2018 34 mins
    Efforts to derive value from Edge Computing and IoT continue to grow.

    In addition to the multitude of PoCs taking place in the Cloud, scaled up implementations are increasingly looking at local persistent data and the underlying device and gateway technologies that are evolving to accommodate this new design requirement. Central to this shift is the growth of developer communities around Android, iOS, embedded Linux and Windows, Intel/ARM and others, driving a surge of new applications with locally managed and analyzed data on IoT/OT edge devices and gateways.

    Considerations for metadata management, data movement, security, and governance of data associated with these apps, overhead for processing and packaging, and security concerns will require on-device and gateway persistent storage. Flat file systems and other prior tools don’t meet modern embedded data management platform or analytics requirements.

    Join us to hear how to deliver persistent data management at the edge.

    - Avoid the hassle and security complications that ETL between things, gateways and datacenters will create.
    - Experience a real-world demo in Python with source code samples showing how you can code once and deploy to multiple target platforms.
  • Collecting Responsive ESI from Difficult Places
    Collecting Responsive ESI from Difficult Places Doug Austin and Tom O'Connor Recorded: Jun 20 2018 66 mins
    Believe it or not, there was a time when collecting potentially responsive ESI from email systems for discovery was once considered overly burdensome. Now, it’s commonplace and much of it can be automated. But, that’s not where all of the responsive ESI resides today – much of it is on your mobile device, in social media platforms and even in Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Are you ignoring this potentially important data? Do you have to hire a forensics professional to collect this data or can you do much of it on your own? This CLE-approved* webcast will discuss what lawyers need to know about the various sources of ESI today, examples of how those sources of data can be responsive to litigations and investigations, and how lawyers may be able to collect much of this data today using intuitive applications and simple approaches. Topics include:

    + Challenges from Various Sources of ESI Data
    + Ethical Duties and Rules for Understanding Technology
    + Key Case Law Related to Mobile Devices, Social Media and IoT
    + Options and Examples for Collecting from Mobile Devices
    + Options and Examples for Collecting from Social Media
    + Examples of IoT Devices and Collection Strategies
    + Recommendations for Addressing Collection Requirements
    + Resources for More Information

    * MCLE Approved in Selected States

    Presentation Leader: Doug Austin

    Doug is the VP of Products and Professional Services for CloudNine. At CloudNine, Doug manages professional services consulting projects for CloudNine clients. Doug has over 25 years of experience providing legal technology consulting, technical project management and software development services to numerous commercial and government clients.

    Special Consultant to CloudNine: Tom O'Connor

    Tom O’Connor is a nationally known consultant, speaker, and writer in the field of computerized litigation support systems. Tom’s consulting experience is primarily in complex litigation matters.
  • Part 3: Streaming Transformations - Putting the T in Streaming ETL
    Part 3: Streaming Transformations - Putting the T in Streaming ETL Nick Dearden, Director of Engineering, Confluent Recorded: Jun 20 2018 60 mins
    We’ll discuss how to leverage some of the more advanced transformation capabilities available in both KSQL and Kafka Connect, including how to chain them together into powerful combinations for handling tasks such as data-masking, restructuring and aggregations. Using KSQL, you can deliver the streaming transformation capability easily and quickly.

    This is part 3 of 3 in Streaming ETL - The New Data Integration series.
  • How To Increase Value from Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics on Azure
    How To Increase Value from Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics on Azure Nate Shea-han, Americas Global Black Belt, Data & AI at Microsoft and Shaun Van Staden, Solutions Architect at Qubole Recorded: Jun 20 2018 31 mins
    Becoming more competitive with big data today means having the right technology to uncover new insights from your data and make critical business decisions in real time. Qubole and Microsoft help companies activate their big data in the cloud to uncover insights that improve customer engagement, increase revenue, and lower costs.

    ​Join experts from Qubole and Microsoft as they discuss how to activate your big data and how to get the most out of open source technologies on the cloud. In this webinar, you'll learn:

    - How to modernize with data lakes and data warehouses on the cloud
    - Strategies for boosting business value out of Machine Learning and advanced analytics with Qubole on Azure
    - How to reduce costs, control risks, and improve data governance as you build your data pipelines
    - The importance of data security and privacy
    - Real world example​s​ of successful companies activating their big data

    Webinar Speakers:

    Nate Shea-han
    Americas Global Black Belt, Data & AI at Microsoft

    Nate Shea-han has been with Microsoft for 14 years and has spent the last 8 years focused on the helping Microsoft customers transform their business in the cloud on the Azure platform. Currently he has responsibilities across the United States, Canada and Latin America for Microsoft’s AI, big data, and analytics offerings. Nate has also worked extensively with Microsoft partner community.

    Shaun Van Staden
    Solutions Architect, Qubole

    Shaun Van Staden has 19 years of experience in enterprise software managing advanced analytics projects, as a developer, DBA, business analyst and now a solutions architect. As a solutions architect manager, Shaun is responsible for supporting business development and sales at Qubole and helping customers transform their use cases for the cloud. Prior to Qubole, Shaun worked as a solutions architect at NICE Systems and Merced Systems (acquired by NICE).
  • Actian ZEN Deep Dive TechTALK
    Actian ZEN Deep Dive TechTALK Desmond Tan - Sr Director of Engineering and Lewis Carr - Sr. Director of Product Marketing Recorded: Jun 20 2018 22 mins
    In this live webinar Desmond Tan and Lewis Carr will provide a deep dive into the features and applicability of the Actian ZEN database including embedded and IoT edge use cases.
  • How to visually analyse your retail flow-of-goods
    How to visually analyse your retail flow-of-goods Simon Runc, Retail Analytics Expert - Atheon Analytics Recorded: Jun 20 2018 47 mins
    To improve product availability and product quality within your physical and online retail stores, you need to understand what’s happening at each step in a product's journey up to the point of sale - this is your flow-of-goods.

    In this webinar, retail analytics expert Simon Runc will demonstrate how to visually analyse your data at every point along the flow-of-goods, including your supply chain data and point of sale data, so you can make quicker and better product decisions in real-time.

    Learn how to visually analyse your retail flow-of-goods data so you can...

    *See in real-time what’s happening to your products
    *Combine your supply chain data and point of sale data for greater insight
    *Reduce stock-holding but improve on-shelf availability
    *Take action before low stock availability becomes an issue
    *Empower suppliers to act ahead of difficulties
  • Reimagine Data Governance: Collaboration, Integration, Automation & More
    Reimagine Data Governance: Collaboration, Integration, Automation & More Andy Joss, Head of Solutions & Data Governance, Informatica & Giuseppe Mura, Principal Architect, Informatica Recorded: Jun 20 2018 61 mins
    As organisations are seizing the opportunity to become more agile and enable transformation by intelligently using data, the need to act to defend against being disrupted by market, business, and technology forces has never been greater. With data increasingly becoming a business asset, organisations are looking to more intelligently deliver Data Governance as a way to maximise the value of their data.

    During this webinar Informatica will explore three fundamental requirements for Intelligent Data Governance:
    •Collaboration around data, across an organisation
    •Integration of organisational knowledge around data
    •Automation of the discovery of data, across an organization

    By combining these three requirements, plus more, Informatica will show how Intelligent Data Governance is rapidly changing the way organisations govern their most precious asset: their data.
  • Dell EMC PowerMax – Tier-0 хранилище на NVMe
    Dell EMC PowerMax – Tier-0 хранилище на NVMe Игорь Виноградов, старший системный инженер Dell EMC Recorded: Jun 20 2018 60 mins
    На вебинаре мы рассмотрим новую СХД от Dell EMC – PowerMax, объявленную на Dell Technologies World. Основное внимание будет уделено архитектурным особенностям PowerMax и выгоде, которую они дают, основным отличиям от предыдущих моделей СХД, а так же рассмотрены текущие тренды в хранении данных. Вебинар проводится при поддержке компании Intel®
  • Digging In: Preparing for IoT in Mining
    Digging In: Preparing for IoT in Mining Peter Klement, XMPro and Mikey Kalis, Unearthed Recorded: Jun 19 2018 61 mins
    Explore the role of the IoT in the mining industry. From big industry to incubators and startups -- many organizations are engaging globally via innovative ecosystems, testbeds and tech hubs for education, awareness, and best practices.
  • When to Choose Object Storage over NAS for Digital Video Workflows
    When to Choose Object Storage over NAS for Digital Video Workflows John Bell, Senior Consultant & Jose Juan Gonzalez, Engineer Recorded: Jun 19 2018 44 mins
    To keep pace with today’s media and digital asset management workflows, you need a cost-effective secondary tier of storage (active archive) that provides instant accessibility and unrelenting data protection—while scaling to store petabytes of unstructured data and billions of files. Caringo Senior Consultant John Bell and Engineer Jose Juan Gonzalez will explain how object storage (using NoSQL, unstructured methods of search like Elasticsearch, and advanced metadata and content management capabilities) can be used to build this active archive and will illustrate use with a live demo of how Caringo Swarm integrates with leading industry tools such as the CatDV media asset management (MAM).
  • DeepStorage Test Drive: Tegile IntelliFlash T4000AFA
    DeepStorage Test Drive: Tegile IntelliFlash T4000AFA Howard Marks Founder and Chief Scientist Deepstorage; Gokul Sathiacama, Director, Product Marketing, Data Center Systems Recorded: Jun 19 2018 46 mins
    DeepStorage Labs is known in the storage industry for pushing equipment to its limits, and for reporting what really happens at the edge of a system’s performance. Tegile’s IntelliFlash T4000, unlike a few previous occupants of the DeepStorage Labs ThunderDome, stood up to our testing and delivered high IOPS at a maximum of 1MS latency.

    DeepStorage subjected the InteliFlash T4000 workloads from the usual 4KB “hero number” random read to workloads that simulate OLTP and OLAP database servers, a file server and an Exchange server. We determined the systems performance individually and in combination finally determining the system’s ability to support the kind of mixed workload environment

    In this webinar we will:
    - Introduce the IntelliFlash array
    - Describe the testing process
    - Present the results
    - Review the test environment
    - Provide links to the test workload VDbench configurations
  • Big Data & IoT Challenges for the Financial Services Industry
    Big Data & IoT Challenges for the Financial Services Industry Tariq Ali Asghar, CEO, Emerging Star investment Group Recorded: Jun 19 2018 37 mins
    This webinar explains how Big Data in the context of IoT is going to impact Financial Services Organizations and what steps these incumbent organizations need to undertake for benefitting from this mega trend instead of getting drowned by it.

    The key take-away from this webinar is that “As financial services companies embark on a journey to gain a better understanding of customers in order to provide effective and differentiated services, the amount of data is growing, IoT is multiplying this growth of data, and data structures are becoming more complex. Fintech Organizations need to develop technical capabilities to handle this Big Data and turn it to their advantage.”

    About the speaker:
    Tariq is a Fintech Expert, writer and thinker based in Toronto Canada and is currently working on an initiative to disrupt the conventional Insurance Industry with “Block chain and IOT applications to the insurance industry” for his startup.
  • Modernize and Migrate Applications Off Legacy Databases
    Modernize and Migrate Applications Off Legacy Databases Dana Rafiee, Executive Director, Destiny Corporation & Wayne Monk, SVP Global Alliances and Channel, ASG Technologies Recorded: Jun 19 2018 37 mins
    Having the right processes run on the right platforms makes sense, but meeting this challenge can be harder than it seems. In many cases, these processes have been running on their current platforms for years and the team that set them up is no longer with the company. This type of situation leaves the IT department with big software maintenance costs and outdated infrastructure.

    Join ASG and Destiny in this webinar as we share information and guidance to help IT managers modernize their legacy environment, including how to:
    •Understand upstream/downstream application interactions
    •Refactor to a modern toolset and architecture
    •Surface “unseen” personal data that may impact compliance risk
    •Leverage change analysis and application understanding into a foundation for regulatory compliance and ongoing application management
  • Building Event-Driven Systems at the Speed of IoT
    Building Event-Driven Systems at the Speed of IoT Blaine Mathieu, CMO, VANTIQ Recorded: Jun 19 2018 52 mins
    Legacy development approaches and tools simply aren’t architected to handle the enormous flow of real-time, event-driven, data streams generated by IoT devices, existing systems, and people.

    In this session, learn how the revolution in event-driven application platforms enable innovative companies to develop, deploy and run real-time enterprise applications with dramatically reduced time-to-market, significantly lowered development and maintenance costs, and maximized agility in the face of requirements for continuous innovation and digital transformation.
  • You Can't Make Good Business Decisions Today with Yesterday's Data
    You Can't Make Good Business Decisions Today with Yesterday's Data Larry Romireo at EFCO Corporation & Giacomo Lorenzin, Managing Director, Direct Solutions at BackOffice Associates Recorded: Jun 19 2018 46 mins
    There is a growing demand for high-speed analytic database systems and platforms where data can be processed at lightning speed for business decision-making. However, is that data up-to-date? If the process to update that data is batch or overnight, the data delivery may be fast, but the information may be outdated which can result in error-prone reporting and ineffective (or disastrous) business decisions.

    For successful analytics it’s important to move data in real time from multiple systems, including legacy databases, so that combined data can be properly presented in a uniform way.

    Change Data Capture is a technology employed in the best data replication solutions to minimize the amount of time and resources necessary to update data changes from one system to another. By propagating only what’s changed since the last check on the source system, minimal data is passed between systems in order to ensure identical copies of data on both source and target.

    Change Data Capture is frequently used to select and update copies of key data for operational reasons such as maintaining activity on separate systems that interact externally with customers or vendors, or remote systems that interact with corporate databases. However, it is also useful to maintain freshly updated data in systems that are used extensively for non-transactional activity, such as for analysis, reporting and data warehousing.

    Main points:
    1.Retrieving information from any source database for your analytic system
    2.Specialized and configured support to load data into the analytic system
    3.Automatically prepare and map the data between systems, saving time and resources
    4.Best-in-class process to automatically and continuously update data
    5.Change Data Capture saves time, money and effort through efficient and cost-effective technology
  • Single View (of the customer): Data Quality (in a Big Data world)
    Single View (of the customer): Data Quality (in a Big Data world) Davinity Powis, Pre-sales Consultant, Syncsort Recorded: Jun 19 2018 31 mins
    Data is everywhere! Growing exponentially in size, and complexity too. In this session, we look specifically at the ‘Holy Grail’ of Single Customer View, and at some of these techniques required to achieve that in your own data. But why is it exclusive to Customer Data? Isn’t product data is just as important to a Product manager as Customer Data is to a Marketer or Salesperson? Davinity explores the DQ techniques which can be applied to any type or kind of data to keep it clean and fit for purpose. And is there any difference in achieving such high Data Quality in a Big Data space over more traditional environment? Tune in to find out…
  • TiVo: How to Scale New Products with a Data Lake on AWS and Qubole
    TiVo: How to Scale New Products with a Data Lake on AWS and Qubole Paul Sears, Harsh Jetly, Ashish Mrig Recorded: Jun 18 2018 54 mins
    Big data technologies can be both complex and involve time consuming manual processes. Organizations that intelligently automate big data operations lower their costs, make their teams more productive, scale more efficiently, and reduce the risk of failure.

    In our webinar, representatives from TiVo, creator of a digital recording platform for television content, will explain how they implemented a new big data and analytics platform that dynamically scales in response to changing demand. You’ll learn how the solution enables TiVo to easily orchestrate big data clusters using Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2) and Amazon EC2 Spot instances that read data from a data lake on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and how this reduces the development cost and effort needed to support its network and advertiser users. TiVo will share lessons learned and best practices for quickly and affordably ingesting, processing, and making available for analysis terabytes of streaming and batch viewership data from millions of households.

    Join our webinar to learn:
    - How to dramatically reduce management complexities for big data analytics operations on AWS.
    - Best practices for optimizing data lakes for self-service analytics that enable teams to productionize data science and accelerate data pipelines.
    - About using Qubole’s auto-scaling to reduce the complexity and deployment time of big data projects.
    - How to reduce the cost of big data workloads with Qubole’s automated Spot Instance Bidding and management.
  • Actian DataFlow Deep Dive TechTALK
    Actian DataFlow Deep Dive TechTALK Hassan Ali - Senior Sales Engineer at Actian Recorded: Jun 18 2018 30 mins
    In this Video Hassan provides an overview of Actian DataFlow and demonstrates it being used to extract data form Actian Zen, aggregating it and loading the transformed into Actian Vector for further analysis. DataFlow uses the KNIME GUI to create a drag-and-drop workflow that uses highly parallelized operations to read, analyze, transform and load data between databases and hadoop files very fast.
  • GDPR is Here. Now What?
    GDPR is Here. Now What? Karlene Berger, Solution Director, User & Data Security, Forcepoint Recorded: Jun 18 2018 19 mins
    The EU GDPR, one of the most important changes to data privacy regulation in 20 years, takes effect May 25, 2018. IF you haven’t prepared yet – don’t worry, you aren’t alone! Less than 50% of all organizations impacted will fully comply, according to Gartner*.

    Watch this very informative webcast to learn:

    •How you may either own or process data relevant to the regulation
    •Key requirements governing the overall regulation – why they are important and the operational impact on organizations
    •Using a NIST focused framework to help you prepare for compliance

    Whether you have a specific problem you are trying to solve or are just getting started, Forcepoint can help you stay prepared.

    *GDPR Clarity: 19 Frequently Asked Questions Answered, by Bart Willemsen, 29 August 2017
  • Hybrid Data Analytics Live TechTALK
    Hybrid Data Analytics Live TechTALK Pradeep Bhanot - Director of Product Marketing at Actian Jun 21 2018 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    In this webinar featuring Actian Vector analytics database, Pradeep will provide a product overview, share case studies and include a short demo.

    You can submit your question during the event for the live Q & A.

    Download the Evaluation Edition at https://www.actian.com/lp/try-vector/
  • Using Data Science to Build an End-to-End Recommendation System
    Using Data Science to Build an End-to-End Recommendation System Ambarish Joshi and Jeff Kelly, Pivotal Jun 21 2018 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    We get recommendations everyday: Facebook recommends people we should connect with; Amazon recommends products we should buy; and Google Maps recommends routes to take. What all these recommendation systems have in common are data science and modern software development.

    Recommendation systems are also valuable for companies in industries as diverse as retail, telecommunications, and energy. In a recent engagement, for example, Pivotal data scientists and developers worked with a large energy company to build a machine learning-based product recommendation system to deliver intelligent and targeted product recommendations to customers to increase revenue.

    In this webinar, Pivotal data scientist Ambarish Joshi will take you step-by-step through the engagement, explaining how he and his Pivotal colleagues worked with the customer to collect and analyze data, develop predictive models, and operationalize the resulting insights and surface them via APIs to customer-facing applications. In addition, you will learn how to:

    - Apply agile practices to data science and analytics.
    - Use test-driven development for feature engineering, model scoring, and validating scripts.
    - Automate data science pipelines using pyspark scripts to generate recommendations.
    - Apply a microservices-based architecture to integrate product recommendations into mobile applications and call center systems.
  • Slash Storage TCO for Rapidly Scaling Data Sets
    Slash Storage TCO for Rapidly Scaling Data Sets Glen Olsen, Caringo Product Manager & Krishna Subramanian, Komprise COO Jun 21 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The nature of enterprise data is rapidly changing and existing storage infrastructures can’t keep up. Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices were designed for performance and single-site collaboration but file creation and access is different now. Many turn to the cloud to offload data, however, for rapidly scaling data sets, daily transfer rates and bandwidth constraints are an issue. In addition, some sensitive information can’t leave your data center. Komprise and Caringo have partnered to solve these issues by pairing intelligent data management technology with hassle-free, limitless storage.

    Attend this webinar to learn how you can slash TCO for rapidly scaling data sets by identifying data to move from NAS. Then securely transferring it based on value to Caringo Swarm scale-out object storage were it is protected without backups and instantly and securely available internally or externally.
  • A New Era in Data Storage for Machine Learning and AI Ecosystems
    A New Era in Data Storage for Machine Learning and AI Ecosystems Ashish Gupta Jun 21 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    As enterprises transition their Business Intelligence and Analytics environments to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence driven ecosystems, their core data infrastructure has to scale. Focusing only on the compute layers, creates a highly inefficient infrastructure. Vexata with its VX-OS version 3.5 release brings to market transformative economics and breakthrough performance to power these next-generation workloads at scale.e.

    You will learn about:
    • How to scale core data infrastructures for the transition to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence workloads
    • What are the key considerations before creating an AI/ML-centric storage infrastructure
    • How Vexata's new VX-OS version 3.5 release addresses these challenges
  • Designed for Speed: Providence Health Plan's Enterprise Data Management Roadmap
    Designed for Speed: Providence Health Plan's Enterprise Data Management Roadmap Jaydeep Ghosh, Director of Data Services, Providence Health Plan & Monica Mullen, Solutions Marketing Manager, Informatica Jun 21 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Providence Health Plan has grown organically over the last 30+ years. With the adoption of the Affordable Care Act as well as growth in other lines of business, the organization was at a crossroad. As new applications and vendors were introduced into the ecosystem to respond to the business’s need, system complexity had increased substantially. The result was a data management challenge that would limit ongoing business success if it remained unsolved.

    Join Jaydeep Ghosh, Director of Data Services at Providence Health Plan, and Monica Mullen, Principal Solutions Marketing Manager at Informatica, as they discuss the enterprise data roadmap that the organization put together to address the current state, position the health plan for future growth, and address these top challenges:

    • Time to business value
    • Multiple, but incomplete, versions of the truth
    • Overall lack of trust in data
  • IoT & A.I. For Good
    IoT & A.I. For Good Wael Elrifai, Vice President of Solution Engineering, Big Data, IoT & A.I, Hitachi Vantara Jun 21 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Wael Elrifai shares his experience working in the IoT and AI space; covering complexities, pitfalls, and opportunities to explain why innovation isn’t just good for business—it’s a societal imperative.
  • What's new with H2O Driverless AI?
    What's new with H2O Driverless AI? Arno Candel Jun 21 2018 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Abstract: H2O Driverless AI empowers data scientists or data analysts to work on projects faster and more efficiently by using automation and state-of-the-art computing power to accomplish tasks that can take humans months in just minutes or hours by delivering automatic feature engineering, model validation, model tuning, model selection and deployment, machine learning interpretability, time-series, automatic report generation and automatic pipeline generation for model scoring.

    Speaker's Bio:
    Arno Candel is the Chief Technology Officer at H2O.ai. He is the main committer of H2O-3 and Driverless AI and has been designing and implementing high-performance machine-learning algorithms since 2012. Previously, he spent a decade in supercomputing at ETH and SLAC and collaborated with CERN on next-generation particle accelerators.

    Arno holds a PhD and Masters summa cum laude in Physics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He was named “2014 Big Data All-Star” by Fortune Magazine and featured by ETH GLOBE in 2015. Follow him on Twitter: @ArnoCandel.
  • Self-Service Analytics with Guard Rails
    Self-Service Analytics with Guard Rails Saptarshi Sengupta, Jun 21 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Self-Service BI promises to remove the bottleneck that exists between IT and business users. The truth is, if data is handed over to a wide range of data consumers without proper guardrails in place, it can result in data anarchy.

    Attend this session to learn why data virtualization:

    * Is a must for implementing the right self-service BI
    * Makes self-service BI useful for every business user
    * Accelerates any self-service BI initiative
  • Using Energy Harvesting to Create Self Sustaining IoT Devices
    Using Energy Harvesting to Create Self Sustaining IoT Devices Sam Jones, R&D Engineer, PowerFilm Solar Jun 21 2018 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Today’s ultra low-power sensors and wireless modules not only allow batteries to last longer but also make completely self-sustaining IoT devices possible. This webinar will overview energy harvesting methods including photovoltaic, piezoelectric, thermoelectric, and RF with a focus on indoor ambient light collection.

    Practical applications and how to integrate solar energy harvesters into electronics will also be discussed. An indoor solar-powered Bluetooth sensor will be analyzed as a use case example.
  • Maximizing the impact of Internet of Things (IoTs) in Oil and Gas Industry
    Maximizing the impact of Internet of Things (IoTs) in Oil and Gas Industry Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy Technology Fellow & Chief Data Scientist HALLIBURTON Jun 21 2018 9:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Internet of Things (IoTs) and its industrial application – Industrial Internet of Things (IIoTs) are a topic of interest in all industrial sectors. Oil and gas industry remains one of those industries that can benefit significantly from the use of IIoTs, due to the complexity of operations, high-risk profile, highly regulated environment, and dynamic global environmental challenges. In this talk, I will discuss the three C’s –Current state of maturity of oil and gas industry in terms of leveraging benefits of IIoTs, the Challenges in implementation and insights generation from IIoTs, and Conduit of the framework needed to maximize the impact of IIoTs. The framework incorporates the Big Data analytics, Platform and Transformation culture to maximize the value of IIoTs. Cybersecurity becomes and the invariable topic of concern, rightly so, and is addressed in the framework. Voice of the OilfieldTM incorporates many of these concepts and applications to create value during the production phase of the oil well life cycle.
  • Improve Customer Experience through Multi-Arm Bandit
    Improve Customer Experience through Multi-Arm Bandit Jeremy Gu, Sr. Data Scientist, Uber Jun 21 2018 9:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In order to accelerate innovation and learning, the data science team at Uber is looking to optimize Driver, Rider, Eater, Restaurant and Courier experience through reinforcement learning methods.

    The team has implemented bandits methods of optimization which learn iteratively and rapidly from a continuous evaluation of related metric performance. Recently, we completed an AI-powered experiment using bandits techniques for content optimization to improve the customer engagement. The technique helped improve customer experience compared to any classic hypothesis testing methods.

    In this session, we will explain various use cases at Uber that this technique has proven its value and how bandits have helped optimize and improve customer experience and engagement at Uber.
  • Enterprise Artificial Intelligence
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    Enterprises are a complex ecosystem where multiple business entities interact in highly non-linear and iterative fashion often resulting in operational chaos. Human stakeholders tend to make decisions based on intuition and limited perspective. AI and machine learning algorithms can augment these decision-making processes by removing guess-work to a large extent. This enables reduction of cognitive bias that may exist. Enterprise AI is a convergence of business context, design & human factors, technology and data science. The talk will give an insight into what type of challenges exist in an enterprise and how a data-driven AI solution can help augment the theory-based models to improve the overall operational efficiency.
  • GDPR is here – What’s next for organisations?
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    After months, and years, of talking about it, the 25th May 2018 has come and gone meaning the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in force. But what does that mean for organisations around the world? They are now faced with having to adjust their business practices to ensure compliance to the legislation given to data subjects – yet in seems that no one is ready or many have underestimated the extent of the organisational changes that lies ahead. We have already seen many news websites be taken offline for European audiences under the GDPR rules and the big player of Facebook and Google already accused of breaching the framework. It is only a matter of time before EU data subjects begin to fully exercise their rights, such as Subject Access Requests (SAR). How could you cope with the pressure of responding to these requests?
    There Is a silver lining. In this webinar, we review some practical steps that your business can take to address GDPR concerns, specifically when dealing with data subject requests.

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    •Explore practical steps that businesses can take to address their GDPR data requirements.
    •Discuss the ability to act post-GDPR, where it is never too late to begin building your infrastructure
    •Outline ways to improve costs and man power to address business GDPR issues, such as responding and producing subject access requests.
  • Unlock the Power of Data Capital to Accelerate Digital Transformation
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    • Organizations are aligning data to business strategy
    • New collaboration models accelerate data activation and outcomes
    • Augmenting data management processes with Agile Process scales and accelerates data capabilities
    • Harnessing enterprise tribes overcomes resistance and shadow IT for data
  • Meet The Experts: Enterprise Data Catalog 10.2.1 release - Deep-dive & Demo
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    See in-depth discussion of the new features and a demo of Enterprise Data Catalog 10.2.1, which includes expanded connectivity to new data sources, improved AI capabilities, wiki-like editing to enrich data asset information, and much more.

    Gaurav Pathak, Director Product Management, Enterprise Data Catalog
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  • The Buzz Around Cognitive Computing in Energy & Utilities
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    This webinar will explore the application of cognitive computing techniques within the energy sector: increasing the accuracy of outage predictions, optimizing uptime, and enabling customers to monitor and control their monthly energy consumption.
  • Part 1 of 3: Marketing Analytics at the Speed of Business
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    What is the cost to your business if you continue using spreadsheets or disparate reports and data sources? How many times have you waited for answers from the analytics queue, only for it to be too late to take action that impacts the business? We're going to show you a platform today that can bring your data and organization together that can give you those insights at the speed of business in a governed and secure way.

    What you'll learn:
    •The typical path marketing leaders take to solving the data and insights problem
    •Best practices for getting to insights and business outcomes at the speed of your business
    •The three stages of readiness: which stage is your business in today?
  • CMDB for the Enterprise Mind
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    Get the rundown of different audiences for the CMDB and how to achieve each of their objectives through out-of-the-box products.

    Plus, Find out...
    - Why CMDB should be your ServiceNow foundation
    - What's the roadmap to success
    - Conventional and specialized uses, including services and dashboards
    - Real-world examples of companies transforming today
  • Next-Level Data Lake Management with the Zaloni Data Platform
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    The modern, data-rich enterprise demands access to data at a pace that has outclassed traditional data management platforms. Whether they are utilizing a cloud, hybrid, or on-prem solution, these organizations require capabilities that are vendor-neutral and often implemented with microservices to ensure an agile environment at scale.

    In this webinar, Scott Gidley, Zaloni’s Vice President of Product, will showcase the latest version of the Zaloni Data Platform. This version provides exciting new features to address the growing demands of data-driven companies, including:
    - Managing hybrid and multi-cloud environments
    - Managing your data with zones
    - Cloud-native support
    - Ingestion wizard
    - Platform global search
    - Persona-driven homepage
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    本ウェビナーでは、デジタル変革時代において、効率的にデータをハンドリングするためのMDMやデータ統合ハブ(Data Integration Hub)、そしてデータレイクを含めた包括的なデータプラットフォームの最新像を、事例やデモを交えてご紹介します。
  • Case Study: Lower TCO and improve performance with Western Digital and Datacore
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    Join Esther Spanjer, Director of Business Development EMEIA at Western Digital, Michel Portelli, Senior Director EMEA Marketing at DataCore Software and Paolo Marco Salvatore, Chief Technology Officer at Sinthera for this webinar. They will discuss a storage solution based on Western Digital’s NVMe™ SSDs, and JBOD/JBOF enterprise storage solutions and DataCore SANsymphony software that was implemented at a customer from Sinthera, a system integrator focused on software-defined data center and cloud-oriented solutions. They will discuss the separate components that comprised the solution and will offer insights into how this solution provided better TCO and performance over the customer’s existing solution
  • Actian Vector Deep Dive TechTALK
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    In this webinar Emma provides an under-the-covers look at Actian Vector, discussing the technology behind the database's performance leadership.
  • Driving increased value from your Salesforce Data
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    Join this webinar to find out how organisations are increasingly gaining a competitive advantage through the adoption of a Single Customer View across their business with Salesforce,

    A Single Customer View in Salesforce is helping organisations to:

    • More successfully understand and engage customers
    • Drive new business opportunities
    • Streamline and improve processes
    • Help support compliance regulations such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    Your customer is central to your business success and Salesforce helps you to track your customers and prospects through data from multiple paths, giving you the perfect platform for a Single Customer View. Join this webinar to find out how to achieve a Single Customer View in Salesforce.

    In this webinar Miranda Pocock, CTO at Cloud Perspective and Aaron Machej, Master Data Management Specialist at Informatica will:

    • Show you what a Single Customer View in Salesforce looks like and how you can achieve this across your organisation through a live demo
    • Draw data from multiple sources and show you how to deliver reliable data to the market leading systems such as Marketing Cloud, Analytics tools such as Tableau and Salesforce Einstein Wave
    • Demonstrate how a Single Customer View can help eradicate problems such as: Inaccurate reporting, duplicate accounts, contacts and leads, non-standardisation of data and non-verified data
    • Explain how you can deliver from all enterprise applications at the press of a button, the right to be informed, the right to be forgotten, the right to data portability, the right for access, the right for rectification and a total Customer View with a process to propagate consents.

    Register now to find out how you can derive increased value from your Salesforce implementation through creating a single trusted view of business critical information and customer knowledge in Salesforce.