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What are some of the key challenges that organisations face when adopting a Data as a Service (DaaS) approach?
How can Privacy Engineering help?
Here you can find a short video interview with David Roberts, Technical Sales at Privitar, in which he talks about some of the challenges of adopting a Data as a Service (DaaS) approach, and how best to overcome them.
How can telecoms innovate with data and at the same time ensure the privacy of their customers' sensitive information?
The vast quantities of customer data held by telecoms companies present a largely untapped opportunity for business intelligence, but how can telecoms innovate with data whilst ensuring the privacy of their customers' sensitive information?
Watch this short video of Privitar Senior Account Director for Telecommunications, James Kenney, in which he talks about the privacy challenges facing telecoms companies today.
In this IDC web conference, Stephen Minton will review the latest ICT spending data and leading economic indicators for ICT budget trends and new 3rd Platform technologies, alongside updated market sizing and forecasts from the IDC Worldwide Black Book, answering questions such as:
• How has the technology market performed so far in 2018, and how have forecasts for 2019-2022 changed as a result?
• What impact will economic trends have on IT spending over the next 5 years, and what are the main downside risks to the outlook?
• Which new technologies are experiencing the fastest growth in emerging markets, and which geographies are set to emerge as global leaders beyond 2020?
• How quickly are tech budgets moving from traditional IT deployments to the 3rd Platform of cloud, mobile and new technologies such as IoT and robotics?
• What does the expansion of the ICT industry and the emergence of new categories mean for traditional tech vendors and buyers?
Covered California – the state of California’s official healthcare marketplace – helps ensure individuals, families and small businesses can find low-cost health insurance. But paper-based processes previously made it harder for the organization to quickly and efficiently provide coverage to citizens who needed it. So Covered California implemented a digital agent enrollment process to streamline internal administration and offer customers a higher level of service.
Watch this webinar to hear the story of Covered California’s digital transformation, and how accelerating digital agreements and signatures can help your agency provide better citizen-facing services. Topics covered:
- Redesigning core government processes
- Achieving more by integrating digital systems
- Measuring impact and time savings
- Automating workflows to reduce errors and incorrect information
- Improving compliance and security with digital audit trails
In 2018, the gains realized from applied analytics will become so pervasive that we expect virtually every security product to be an analytics product. Automation will become more evident, identity will assume new importance, and consolidation will be the word of the day at the endpoint. With new classes of security concerns already making headlines in 2018 – and with EU Global Data Protection Regulation and privacy in the spotlight - what risks are on the horizon?
Join Scott Crawford, Research Director, Information Security and Dan Kennedy, Research Director, Voice of the Enterprise, for a live webinar on February 13 as he reviews these and other trends expected to shape the information security landscape in 2018, and the level of impact those trends will have on the market. Come armed with questions, as there will be a live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
In this keynote, we are going to discuss the following topics:
- What are the bias and unrewarded and undocumented risk exposures that can affect the performance of smart beta and factor benchmarks?
- The macro-economic risks incorporated in equity factor investing solutions and the way in which they are reflected in the global risk allocation of the portfolio
- How to evaluate and communicate on the risks of smart beta policy benchmark with respect to the different stakeholders?
If 2016 was the year that the Internet of Things transitioned from an ill-defined buzzword to a mainstream industry, 2017 saw the growth and maturing of IoT across all verticals globally. As we move forward in 2018, a more sober, pragmatic tone has emerged that reflects the complexity of scaling operationally focused IoT applications and the necessity for analytic workloads running at several points on the continuum from the far edges of the IoT networks, to aggregation points, to the centralized cloud.
Join 451 Research’s leading IoT analysts, Brian Partridge and Christian Renaud, for a live webinar on February 9 as they review the trends expected to shape the IoT landscape in 2018, and the level of impact those trends will have. Come armed with questions, as there will be a live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
We’re entering the era of cloud consumption. The market is transitioning from one that has been defined mostly by building clouds to one in which cloud service acquisition is the primary driver of IT spending. For enterprises seeking to take advantage of cloud, the key question is ‘how fast can I go?’ As both the foundation for digital transformation and as the platform to support innovation, cloud will bring profound change in 2018.
Join 451 Research’s leading cloud analysts, William Fellows, Melanie Posey, Katy Ring and Owen Rogers on February 9 for a live webinar as they review and discuss the trends expected to shape the cloud landscape in 2018, and the level of impact those changes will have. Please come armed with questions, as there will be a live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
It’s no longer business as usual in the multibillion-dollar tech M&A market. New buyers are displacing many of the long-time leaders, while other companies from far outside the tech industry are suddenly looking for ways to buy into new trends. To help you navigate this changing M&A landscape, join Brenon Daly, 451 Research’s Director of Financials, for a look ahead to activity in 2018. Drawing on data and insight from across 451 Research, our annual Tech M&A Outlook webinar will highlight specific trends in key enterprise IT markets – including information security, software, mobility and IoT -- that will shape dealflow and valuations in the coming year.
Digital technology and data science are transforming global business services. To reap the full benefits, companies need to address the key contradictions around agility, customer experience, innovation, and standardization. Watch this video to know more.
Digital is no longer the next big thing. It is already radically altering the way enterprises run and compete. Yet 4 out of 5 companies still say that they should be getting more from digital. Watch Bill Ruh, Chief Digital Officer of GE, and Tiger Tyagarajan, CEO, Genpact as they share their perspective on how enterprises can maximize the impact of digital to drive higher efficiency, growth and agility.
The ability to automate the last mile of the work that most companies do manually, by using technologies like machine learning, cognitive computing, deep reasoning, natural language processing, and others, is what drives disruptive results. Sanjay Srivastava, Chief Digital Officer of Genpact, discusses how to move beyond best in class to focus on best possible outcomes as part of an organization’s digital transformation.
Gal Horvitz, SVP Genpact Digital, and Founder and CEO at PNMsoft, a Genpact Company, discusses the challenges companies face when changing business processes. He outlines the solutions Genpact offers through design thinking, dynamic workflow solutions, and system integration, to bring about quicker and more effective change.
A failure of imagination is a key barrier facing companies, says Jay Scanlan, Partner and Global Digital Strategy Leader at McKinsey. Watch this short video to hear his views on how organizations must embrace digital with greater agility, capabilities, and structures to avoid becoming a dinosaur.
Most companies are challenged to invest and move towards "digital" while running today's operations. Pascla Visee advises on ways to approach the issue, and the need for finance managers to have a voice in that digital journey.
Digital is changing how organizations run, how they meet customer expectations, and make decisions.
This short video captures insights from leaders in digital transformation from organizations such as McKinsey, Bain Capital, and Acord. Build on their lessons learned to rethink your business model by adopting a new mindset, driving change, and embracing risk.
Unstructured data, or dark data, represents a treasure trove of untapped insight for enterprises. Learn how artificial intelligence technologies such as natural language processing, computational linguistics and machine learning, can turn dark data into structured data to obtain actionable insight.
Listen to Sophie Legault, Director of T&D Business Unit at EXFO as she talks about the 4G to 5G transition, the implication of highly dense networks, impact on the costs of maintenance on fronthaul networks and the challenges MNOs may face. She will also delve into best practices for addressing interference and PIM in mobile networks and improving the quality of fiber-based fronthaul and CRAN deployments.
Do you know how much paper is costing your business? If you’ve tried DocuSign's Paperless Savings Calculator, you’ll know that using eSignatures can save you more than £27 per document.
What you may not know, is that they can help you to eliminate re-work and manage compliance. The speed and convenience of eSignatures also mean greater productivity for employees and faster turnaround on documents. In fact, DocuSign customers experience an average reduction in turnaround time of 13.5 days. A paperless office saves, and with DocuSign, making the switch is simple.
Watch this webinar to:
- See how much money, time and natural resources your business can save with eSignatures
- Discover how going paperless can increase customer satisfaction and improve your competitive edge
- Hear digital customer success stories and best practices
Most of us want to have better meetings with senior executives. Meetings that feel like conversations, not pitches. Meetings that build deeper relationships. Meetings that uncover more ways in which they can help their customers. Behind closed doors, when I ask what's holding people back, many will tell me things like, "I don't feel comfortable," "I have nothing to offer to them,"" or "I'm not at their level." Selling to Senior level executives can be difficult, and getting a first meeting can be a real challenge. But, in our experience, the most difficult part is not getting the first meeting. It's getting the second one. Or the third one. This webinar explores the ways that you can get to that second and third meeting
From admission and discharge to billing and record keeping, today’s hospitals use technology along every point of the care continuum. But challenges remain, especially when so many clinicians and staff access patient records across multiple points, and often on different equipment.
Health IT leaders must safeguard patient data not only on desktop computers, but on hand-held devices, remote monitoring equipment, patient and physician portals, and more.
Watch this webinar and learn how to:
- Use multiple technologies to boost physician access
- Implement new processes to speed up patient experiences
- Ensure data security across every device and equipment
There is no getting away from it - actuarial reports are a fact of life and are here to stay.
Important and material information can easily get lost in long technical and “boring” reports. This makes it difficult for report users such as committees and boards to identify the key issues, and increases the risk of suboptimal decision-making.
It is unlikely that any actuarial report will ever win the Man Booker prize, however, there are many things you can do to make the writing process easier and make the report less dreaded by its users.
This webinar will cover how to improve the writing process of reports and make long, technical and “boring” reports a thing of the past.
On May 25 the long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect across Europe. GDPR is the biggest overhaul of data protection laws in more than two decades. How prepared is your organization for GDPR?
Join this interactive panel of experts as they discuss:
- What is GDPR?
- Why should you be GDPR-compliant?
- How to achieve compliance?
- Steps your organization should take today to prepare for GDPR
- Other GDPR considerations
The approaching tax year end is the time when most people examine their personal and company finances.
To help professional advisers be ready for client questions at a time when every minute counts and travelling time is unwelcome – we’re hosting a live webinar with a strong technical focus in February.
Join us live to watch and ask questions, or catch up when you can to keep in perfect technical tune.
The Internet of Things marches relentlessly toward a ubiquitous future as it becomes the underpinning of many 3rd platform technologies. Organizations are beginning to move beyond pilot deployments to realize the promise of the IoT.. Along this journey, technology adoption and the investment horizon is moving fast and hindered only by the speed of business change. In this webinar, we will share market insights on expectations about technology adoption from the field, key insights on the spending landscape and IoT buyer sentiment.
In this IDC Web conference, outsourcing analysts David Tapper and Xiao-Fei Zhang will leverage IDC's BuyerPulse Services Deals Database to provide an analysis and assessment of outsourcing deals based on a rolling 4-quarter view from Q3 2015 through Q4 2017. The analysis will better enable service providers to pursue key markets, incorporate strategic capabilities, and ensure that they are optimally positioned.
Are bulk annuities a potential option for your scheme? It could be the right time to consider a transaction. Buy-ins can play an important role in any de-risking journey – offering an effective way of removing both financial and demographic risks.
Scientific Beta has produced a series of single narrow high factor intensity indices. These narrow smart factor indices have strong exposure to the desired factor tilt but are nevertheless well diversified through the application of a multi-strategy weighting scheme, thus remaining consistent with the Smart Beta 2.0 approach developed by EDHEC-Risk Institute and ERI Scientific Beta. These indices provide more pronounced factor exposure at the single factor level and can possibly be used in custom allocation solutions, notably in the case of factor overlay, because these indices:
- Significantly strengthen the allocation of the overall portfolio to the selected risk factor through the strong exposure to this factor
- Avoid altering the exposures to the other rewarded factors and preserve a very good level of factor intensity through the presence of a high factor intensity filter
Digitising Customer Onboarding: How to improve the customer experience without compromising on compliance and risk
Today’s consumers, accustomed to receiving smart and convenient digital services from companies such as Uber, Apple and Amazon, and are beginning to demand personalised, interactive and immediate services from their banks.
A recent report revealed 42% of UK consumers have adopted FinTech services (EY 2017 FinTech Adoption Survey), so it’s no surprise banks want to adapt to the fast-moving digital marketplace where new and disruptive competitors are already circling. What’s stopping them though, is risk.
Creating an environment that drives the productivity, speed and compliance essential to sell financial services via digital channels is paramount to survival.
This webinar will explore how banks can digitise the customer onboarding process without compromising on risk, satisfying customers, regulators and shareholders alike.
Self-learning artificial intelligence (AI) in cars is anticipated to be one of the most extensive disruptions in the automotive industry. The technology is the key to unlocking fully autonomous cars and enhancing value for end users by enabling OEMs to diversify from a product focus to service focus. Frost & Sullivan recognizes four levels of evolution between 2016 and 2025 that would lead to various use-case scenarios on which industry participants can capitalize. Nevertheless, the market potential has attracted technology companies to participate in AI development, which, in turn, will lead to the disruption in the automotive industry value chain.
Expert Insights You Will Not Want to Miss:
· Understand the self-learning car roadmap to reformulate the product planning strategy.
· Explore the technology focus and its applications to prepare for the transformation in the industry.
· Learn more about the involvement of technology companies in the development of cars and how automakers are cooperating with them.
Producing a customer experience isn’t hard. It is extremely easy. However, most customer experiences we are subjected to are either unmemorable or dreadful. We remember the terrible experiences. Fortunately we also remember excellent customer experiences. The problem is that the good ones are few and far between; at least they are amongst large organisations. Small companies think nothing of going the extra mile for their customers. They know they have to in order to win their loyalty. Large companies find this more difficult. They are scared of empowerment in case their staff does something untoward.
In this webcast Nick Hague and Paul Hague offer a model for delivering excellent customer experience. They will share the 6 pillars that are essential in a company dedicated to customer experience and provide tips on how you can achieve excellence in your organisation.
Nick Hague and Paul Hague founded B2B International Ltd in 1998. Over 20 years the company has carried out more b2b research studies, in more languages, in more markets, than any other b2b firm. It has an unrivalled understanding of the questions to ask, the people to talk to, and the decisions that need to be taken to enable their clients to deliver excellent customer experience. Later this year Nick and Paul will see the publication of B2B Customer Experience: A practical guide to delivering exceptional CX (publisher Kogan Page).
In this session, we will provide an update on recent developments affecting derivatives in the US and EU and prospects for regulatory harmonization between the two jurisdictions. Topics covered include:
With respect to the EU:
- aspects of Mifid II relating to derivatives, including requirements in relation to trading, margin, transaction reporting and position limits; and
- current proposals regarding the supervision of central counterparties and potential amendments to Emir.
With respect to the US:
- the recent Treasury Reports and their suggestions for cross-border matters; and
- the CFTC’s order exempting EU trading facilities from the requirement to register with the CFTC, comparability determination with respect to the EU margin rules and extension of existing relief in relation to swaps data reporting.
In this webinar, Avere Systems and Google Cloud explore the ways in which alternative asset managers are leveraging technology to drive improved profitability data without large capital investments in infrastructure.
Today’s hedge fund managers are consistently analyzing greater volumes of data, with more speed, from a plethora of sources, with the end ambition of generating more alpha. Balancing the growing risks associated with proprietary data, compliance and regulatory restrictions, while supplying top-level performance is a dilemma facing IT managers everywhere.
In this webinar we will discuss:
– The trends driving increased demand for analytics in the alternative asset management sphere
– Considerations for leveraging the cloud for short-term backtesting workloads
– Practical tips for overcoming potential obstacles of latency, data movement, and lock-in
This session will start with a canter through the content marketing survey results of 150 senior client-facing personnel in financial services, professional services and technology firms. We will examine the content marketing strategies of the small minority of firms that are measurably better than others.
How does this influential cohort plan, create, distribute and measure their thought leadership, pointing out specifically what these leaders do differently? We will then look at how this works in practice, showcasing examples of impressive and innovative work which is seen as the benchmark for many in professional services.
The results reveal a lot about how financial services firms should be structuring their marketing efforts to best suit their sales teams.
Andy Rogerson, Managing Director, Grist
Suzanne Snowden, recently Global Director of Thought Leadership, PwC
One of the challenges that people face when using LinkedIn for business, is knowing what to say to their connections and ideal potential clients.
We will share with you some of the proven messages that we and our clients use on LinkedIn, so that you will know what to say to your ideal potential clients in order to generate more leads, appointments and sales for your business.
The title says it all folks - we are going to talk about what's broken in the cloud and do a demo of why it is so easy to break down the current security infrastructure that most companies deploy in the cloud.
Join me, Amar Singh and other specialists including
- Amar Singh - CEO & Founder, Wisdom of Crowds and Cyber Management Alliance
- Klaus Gehri - Specialist Cloud Security, VP Barracuda
Recruiting top talent is a contentious process, especially in an industry as competitive as pharmaceutical and medical device. In the dog-eat-dog world, how do you set your company apart from rival organizations? Join us for this webinar on how the right business vehicle program can give you a hiring advantage over the competition.
The future of blockchain remains promising, and as enterprises move along their journey of technology adoption to keep up with accelerating digital transformation, technology suppliers' futures also seem bright. In this web conference, analysts from IDC's Customer Insights & Analysis will review key market insights on blockchain spending trends, how it will affect technology buyers, and the impact it will have on the IT supplier.
In this webinar, we compare "bottom-up" methodologies that rely on multi-factor score-weighting to build concentrated portfolios to achieve higher composite exposure across targeted factors with less concentrated "top-down" multi-factor approaches. The themes covered during the webinar also include:
- Considering cross-sectional negatives of single factor indices, seeking maximum exposure to rewarded factors, portfolio concentration versus diversification; what are the issues behind the bottom-up versus top-down debate?
- From alpha to beta to stock picking: do stock factor champions exist?
- What are the limits of bottom-up approaches?
- Can we reconcile the top-down approach and consideration of cross-sectional negatives of single smart factor indices combinations?
- What method can be used to maximise the benefits of factor investing?
The elephant in the room? Quite a few actually. However, in this webinar, we go back to the roots of the Internet and explore why we need to pause and assess the maturity of how we maintain this important but often shunned elementary control.
Join Amar Singh and other experts in this interactive webinar where we take a deep dive into the various insecure components that underpin cyberspace and how NOT fixing them is costing online businesses.
Amar Singh - CEO and Founder Wisdom of Crowds, Cyber Management Alliance Ltd
I will share my thoughts on how we overcome a lot of objections by creating certainty around our products/services, us and our companies. Increase credibility, position ourselves as the expert or authority figure to gain control of an inquiry so we may find it easier to close. I will also look at how this will have a positive impact upon your prospect.
Our recent survey highlighted the challenges and opportunities facing UK small and medium businesses going into 2018. Join Dun & Bradstreet and the Forum of Private Business for a discussion on how to help mitigate the impact of late payments and an economist’s view on what the latest Brexit developments mean for the UK’s SME community.