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Following the EU referendum, falling bond yields have pushed company pension liabilities, measured under IAS19, FRS102 or overseas accounting standards, to new heights. This webinar will update companies on how they react to these challenging conditions.
It is no secret that most startups fail — how can you prime your start-up for success from the get-go? It's about creating an entrepreneurial culture and results-oriented working environment that attracts the best talent in the business. It's also about taking a disruptive idea and turning it into a viable business, employing entrepreneurial thought along the way. In this webinar, Alexandra shares tips on how to start, grow and scale a successful business.
Come prepared to look at disaster recovery planning with a 360 degree view for the enterprise and SMB space, and walk away with technical ideas you can begin to implement immediately. During this presentation, we will discuss disaster recovery planning considerations and partnerships. We will also walk through technical solutions that provide a way to use virtualization and storage strategies for an approachable DR solution.
Imagine this scenario: you’re a business leader, and you learn that cyber attackers have compromised your organisation’s systems. Do you have a crisis communication plan in place to ensure the right stakeholders are informed at the right time to reduce impact?
Don’t worry you’re not alone. Although, most organisations plan for crisis communications for other incidents, many are ill-prepared when it comes to communicating with internal and external stakeholders during and after cyber attacks.
Join this webinar, where Vitor De Souza, VP Global Communications at FireEye, will discuss:
•How to create a cyber crisis communication plan
•When should customers be told and how they will be informed
•How and when to respond to media queries
•How to prepare the c-suite
•How the right plan can reduce the impact of a data breach
•Real-life case studies showing the impact of having a cyber crisis management plan in place
Why is Business Continuity Management (BCM) relevant to your organization? BCM is most relevant to organizations seeking to mitigate exposure to emerging global risk and trends. Learn the "value added" role of Internal Audit.
After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
•Understand the importance of Business Continuity Management to your organization
•Discover the emerging global risks and trends that could impact the viability of your organization
•Learn the "value added" role of Internal Audit as it relates to Business Continuity Management
Spend an hour with George Kinder as he leads a group meditation and discusses how to continue developing a mindfulness practice for yourself. There will be time for Q&A and discussion.
Can’t Miss Takeaways -
- You will:Learn the daily practice of Mindfulness and how it delivers practical benefits.
- Have access to an audio guide to a daily Mindfulness practice.
- Receive a free on-line copy of George Kinder’s book, Transforming Suffering into Wisdom: Mindfulness and The Art of Inner Listening.
The actuarial valuation is due next year, but what challenges should defined benefit (DB) pension schemes expect to face in the current low-yield environment, particularly in the context of the USS?
While The Pensions Regulator (and newspaper headlines) remains focussed on the increase in deficits, the cost of future accrual is often the biggest issue for schemes where members can still earn benefits.
During this webinar our experts, Paul Hamilton (Partner and Head of Higher Education) and Matt Tickle (Partner, Investment Consulting) will explore:
•the impact of market movements since the EU referendum on the funding level of the USS, and what this could mean for the 2017 valuation;
•the pros and cons of expressing deficit contributions as a five of salaries (as is the current approach in the USS);
•how market conditions make the situation difficult for DB schemes that are open for benefit accrual; and
•the options available for pension schemes in this extremely low-yield environment.
The digitization of businesses and the way that IT supports the needs of these businesses has changed significantly over time. Today, different IT workloads can be deployed on different types of cloud services, depending upon the business requirements. As a result, many IT departments are moving their infrastructure to the cloud and multi-cloud virtual environments. A multi-cloud management platform allows enterprises to manage workloads and applications across all cloud deployment models, including public, private, and hybrid. Using the right platform for this workload enables enterprises to drive favorable business results. The multi-cloud approach facilitates transition to the IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) model, where IT departments act as service brokers and support organizations in optimizing their IT infrastructure consumption. In this webinar, we'll discuss the key features of a multi-cloud management platform and also discuss the benefits, challenges, and opportunities in the existing market.
Video Interview: David Harvey, Principal Consultant, Banking and Securities Practice, EMEA Dell Services, discusses Dell Services and Zafin's joint Customer Centricity and Pricing & Billing Life Cycle management solutions along with John Kohari, CEO, The Americas, Zafin and Linda Wade, Account Director, Zafin.
The interview covers typical challenges faced by banks around Product Innovation, Relationship based Pricing and Customer Retention.
Jon Kohari and Linda Wade discuss how the combination of Zafin and Dell Services can help Financial Institutions deliver superior customer value by offering the right product at the right time and through the right channels, while removing dependency on legacy systems to enable product innovation and reducing revenue leakages and operational risks.
It's a crowded marketplace for the many small business owners who realize that their brand is their business. How do you define your worth? How much does it reflect your work and products as well as your experience, relationships, network and exposure? This webinar explores each of these factors as well as addresses the role of confidence and fear in asking for what you're worth.
More than two months on from the historic referendum which saw the UK public vote to leave the EU, ‘uncertainty’ remains the watch-word.
In this webinar, presented by Global Reinsurance and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, we discuss what we have learned so far, and what the burning issues are for the reinsurance world to look out for.
How has the market reacted to Brexit? What are the prospects of the UK achieving equivalence as a jurisdiction once it’s left the EU framework? Could the UK rely on WTO rules after it’s left the EU? What are the other possible post-Brexit trading models? What are the opportunities for reinsurers, capital providers and others in the new framework? These questions, and more, will be addressed during the webinar.
Samera Owusu Tutu, Editor - Global Reinsurance
James C. Scoville, Partner - Debevoise & Plimpton
Tim McIver, International Counsel - Debevoise & Plimpton
Paul Sharma, Managing Director - Alvarez & Marsal
John Larkin, Partner - William Fry
Sameer Discusses Digital Transformation across Banking and other industries, and Dell’s view on Digital Transformation. Sameer takes a look at how the Fintech providers are playing a key role in Digital Bank of the Future, and what Digital Bank of Future will look like in 2020 and beyond.
The financial crisis brought about huge losses to a large number of financial institutions and exposed many of the internal inefficiencies leveraged to manage risk and data within and across divisions. Today, things have changed dramatically. Despite the many regulatory changes over the years, marketplace lenders have been extremely successful implementing predictive modeling and data aggregation to assess consumers’ and small businesses’ financial health.
New lending technologies allow lenders to improve customer satisfaction by creating a personalized and unique customer experience. By taking into consideration personal, transactional, application, and product-selection data from financial institutions, lenders are able to leverage this data for other opportunities such as cross-selling credit products during the loan-application process. These innovations ultimately provide borrowers with an intuitive and simplified borrowing process.
In this webinar you’ll:
* Get insight into the trends and opportunities driving change in the lending and credit risk management industries
* Explore more accurate predictive ratings models based on alternative data sets
* Discover the future of commercial retail lending and credit risk management
* Learn how to improve credit decisions, collections, and portfolio management using new technologies and data analytics
* Spencer Robinson, Head of Strategy, Kabbage
* Sherif Hassan, Founding CEO, Herio Capital
* Saurabh Sharma, Founder and CEO, Indus Insights
* Terry McKeown, Practice Manager, Credit Analytics, Envestnet | Yodlee
* Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat
Join us on September 22nd at 10 am PT/1 pm ET for an exciting FREE discussion on the trends and opportunities driving change in lending and credit risk management.
Uncertainty is a constant theme in the reinsurance industry, especially in disaster-prone regions for which detailed exposure data is lacking. How can re/insurers make meaningful risk assessments and write more business in these areas?
This GfK webinar answers this question by showing how CRESTA zones can be used to estimate exposure for aggregated risk portfolios in rapidly emerging markets. JBA Risk Management offers a behind-the-scenes look at how to assess flood risk at the CRESTA level in the absence of detailed exposure data. With a focus on the Asian markets of Thailand, Malaysia, and China, the webinar provides a template for using GfK’s CRESTA boundary data as part of an approach to estimate risk in markets that lack detailed exposure information.
What you’ll learn from this webinar
•How GfK boundary data supports risk assessment in emerging markets
•How JBA uses GfK’s geodata to evaluate flood risk in Malaysia and China’s Pearl River Delta
•What to look for when acquiring boundary data for reinsurance applications
Who should attend
• Reinsurers and reinsurance company representatives
• Underwriters, brokers, cat modelers and GIS users working in the reinsurance industry
• Anyone interested in how GfK boundary data helps with risk evaluation in new and existing markets
The webinar is hosted and moderated by Global Reinsurance and includes presentations by Iain Willis, Technical Director at JBA Risk Management; Christopher Guider, Marketing Manager at GfK; and Christine Werner, Senior Consultant for Financial Services at GfK.
Foreign banks are increasingly looking to diversify their financing options. With careful planning, they can access US investors without subjecting themselves to the securities registration requirements applicable to public offerings, or the ongoing disclosure and governance requirements applicable to US reporting companies. This webinar will explain how non-US banks can pursue these funding avenues. Topics of discussion will include:
•Issuances exempt from registration under Rule 144A;
•Issuances that rely on registration exceptions provided by Securities Act Section 3(a)(2) for securities offered or guaranteed by banks;
•Setting up a Rule 144A or bank note program for straight debt;
•Issuing contingent capital or other securities convertible into equity upon the occurrence of a non-viability event;
•Yankee CD programmes; and
•Banking and securities regulatory requirements to consider before setting up an issuance program.
Anna Pinedo, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Bradley Berman, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster
Tom Young, Managing editor, IFLR
The Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) is here to stay. So, too, is the expanding landscape of anti-corruption regulations, enforcement and media scrutiny around the world. Today, more than ever, companies operating domestically and internationally should understand their corruption risks and have effective programs in place to mitigate those risks. This webinar goes beyond an overview of the FCPA to a practice discussion of what your organization can do to help provide senior leadership, the Board, investors, customers and other stakeholders assurance your company is operating ethically and corruption-free across the globe.
After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
•Describe the ever changing landscape of anti-corruption legislation and enforcement around the globe
•Help your organization assess the design and effectiveness of your existing FCPA and global anti-corruption programs against regulatory requirements and leading compliance practices
•Develop a comprehensive global anti-corruption risk assessment model tailored and scaled to fit your organization
•Learn of various tools and resources available to assist in your global anti-corruption compliance efforts
•Understand the specific and unique risk landscape of doing business in China
Regulatory compliance is one of the biggest immediate challenges affecting the financial services industry today. Many market participants are unsure how to meet constantly evolving reporting requirements or how to move to an open API framework in a secure and compliant way.
The cross-border private placement market has continued to grow, providing non-US issuers with an opportunity to raise capital from US and European financial institutions. This market, which has seen incredibly robust activity this past year, has continued to attract issuers across a myriad of industries and from multiple worldwide jurisdictions. These issuers seek to, among other things, diversify their funding sources or supplement their bank lending, lengthen their existing debt profile, refinance acquisition debt or finance certain single-asset projects. In this webinar, speakers will discuss:
•The global private placement market and recent trends;
•Documentation requirements for traditional and structured transactions;
•Financial covenants, "MFLs" and model form provisions;
•New Issuers using the market (social housing trusts, universities, investment trusts, etc);
•Marketing process with Agented and "direct" Private Placements; and
•Ratings and the NAIC.
The subject of auditing Corporate Culture is gaining a higher level of visibility among board and audit committee members in response to increased concern among regulators and investors. There is a clear "Expectation Gap" that exists between management, boards and third parties as it relates to management ownership of internal controls.
The topic goes well beyond the assessment of entity level controls and the discussion of Tone at the Top associated with review of regulatory compliance, ICFR and COSO 2013. The presenter will share his perspectives gained over a 30 year career on the topic of educating management as to its responsibilities regarding promoting an effective system of internal controls.
This webinar features Alec Arons, National Practice Leader, Risk Advisory Services. He will:
- Provide background and perspective on the underlying regulations and expectations
- Discuss lessons learned from the implementation of COSO 2013 and the 2015 PCAOB inspection process relating to the expectation gap
- Introduce the topic of soft controls and define indicators of good culture
- Introduce tools to perform an assessment of corporate culture
- Share practical recommendations to address performing an audit
- Review the role of the Audit Committee in evaluating corporate culture
The FireEye Advanced Threat Report for EMEA provides an overview of the advanced persistent threats (APT) targeting computer networks that were discovered by FireEye during the first half of 2016.
In this webinar we will discuss the findings and also the potential implications this may have on organisations within EMEA.
Motivated by numerous objectives, threat actors are evolving the level of sophistication to steal personal data and business strategies, gain a competitive advantage or degrade operational reliability.
The webinar will draw on data gleaned from the FireEye Dynamic Threat Intelligence (DTI) cloud. There will be information and insight around Advanced Threats at a country, vertical and government level.
Have your say and share your experience and expertise in this highly interactive incident response workshop, titled Cyber Incident Planning & Response or CIPR. The CIPR workshop will deconstruct the prevailing approach to planning, incident response and the wider field of incident management and identify where and how you can improve and build a more resilient business. This is your chance to get involved and learn from your peers and contribute your own thoughts and opinions in this highly interactive workshop.
Note: This is not your typical webinar where one, two or three sparks stand on the podium and proclaim their mastery. Rather, Cyber Management Alliance’s unique and interactive approach to webinar’s allows everyone to have a say and share their knowledge. The host, Amar Singh firmly believes that every member of the audience has valuable input and that each attendee brings their own context and perspective. So, join in, share and learn.
When many people think about data protection, they tend to think about a few different things. Encrypting data at rest. Encrypting data in transit. Data residency requirements. Unfortunately, attackers do not abide by these best practices and regulations. When attackers gain access to sensitive, confidential, and proprietary information, that data often ends up in places it shouldn’t. Monitoring for and quickly containing and remediating theft of critical data is an oft-overlooked but no less important piece of the data protection puzzle.
Stop implementing; start planning. Forrester Research shows that while messaging platform chatbots can be effective, the customer experience is too often unacceptably poor. And while it’s not a big deal when you’re ordering a pizza, the stakes are far too high for financial institutions to go all in on this generation’s chatbot technology without the right planning.
Simply put, being too early can be the same as being wrong. Bots are only as good as the systems behind them — outdated architecture and poor integration can sabotage your services and drive away customers.
But given bot technologies are shaping up to be an essential part of the FI and fintech mix, your next two to three years should be devoted to investing in foundational digital initiatives that will position you to leverage the future that’s coming fast.
Join this free VB Live event to learn how to reap the rewards of future fintech AI innovation — and get it right the first time.
By attending this webinar, you'll
* Re-engineer back-end systems to enable real-time action
* Make progress on platform improvements—or replacements
* Embrace APIs for faster, more dynamic future changes
A recent survey of 506 marketers indicated that 36 percent of respondents reported an increase in sales from buy button integration into social media and email interfaces. That percentage will likely increase in 2016 with 60 percent more marketers projected to utilize buy buttons throughout the year. Selling through social, social commerce, is a hot topic and one to watch as marketers look for more ways to connect with consumers.
Companies use buy buttons and the like within social networks like Facebook to increase their visibility to the consumer, have one-on-one conversations with potential buyers, and make it easier to bridge the gap between consumers and brands. With the insights gained from the analytics provided by various social networks, companies are armed with more data about customers and a greater ability to personalize offerings. Join VB experts and panelists as they suss out trends to watch in the social commerce space.
Attendees at this webinar will learn how to:
* Optimize social selling across social media outlets
* Understand the impacts of increasingly mobile consumers on social commerce
* Unlock sales using social networks
* Find and connect with more prospects
* Leverage the analytics from social sites to gain a deeper understanding of customers
* Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
* Jim Tuerk, Director of Business Development, Reverb
* Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
Regulators acknowledge the risks associated with vendor relationships and have demanded that business leaders monitor and take responsibility for the actions of their vendors through various laws and standards such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the FCPA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as well as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements and CFPB guidance.
Consequently, vendor management is currently at the forefront of organizational risk management priorities and Internal Audit needs to address vendor management and third party risk in their audit planning and execution.
In this presentation, you will:
- Gain an understanding of the potential risks that may arise from the use of third party service providers
- Identify the basic elements of an effective third party risk management program
With over 1 billion monthly active users, Facebook Messenger is beginning to change the world for companies looking for ways to connect with, engage, and retain an unprecedented number of customers. And we’re guessing that’s probably you.
It’s all because of Messenger’s developer tools, which have leapt on the promise of bots for customer service and native payments without ever leaving the platform--and have thoroughly delivered on it. Users stay cozily inside the Messenger platform to play games, search, shop, pay, and more, meaning they’re fully engaged with your brand in multiple ways in a single brand context.
Facebook’s long-term plan: make Messenger the center of users’ lives. Your short-term plan: start positioning yourself to take advantage of this revolution in messenger tech innovation. Register for this free VB Live event now and learn how you can monetize Messenger.
In this webinar, you’ll:
Understand the broader digital wallet strategy to connect with customers through chatbots
Get valuable tips to spin chatbots into gold
Learn the biggest mistake organizations are making with payments through Messenger
* Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
* Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
It takes more than Superman or his Justice League to develop and maintain an effective app monetization strategy. This is especially true in light of a recent report which found that 0.19 percent of all mobile game players contributed 48 percent of revenue. How can one identify the high-spend users while not alienating the remaining percentage that only have potential to spend within the app?
Ideally, one would customize app strategy according to type of user. Better still, each user would have her own strategy. Unfortunately this isn't a scalable solution to monetization.
In this webinar, you'll learn to:
* Customize your monetization strategy so that it's scalable
* Unlock the revenue potential of lower spending users
* Attract higher-spend users
* Negotiate monetization strategies without alienating current users
How do you make sure changes are smoothly implemented? How do you achieve lasting benefits? Kevin Johnson focuses on the impact of change on people as they move from one situation to another.
Kevin gained the majority of his business experience in senior management in the financial services industry. As a senior consultant he worked with blue chip organisations across Europe, Asia and the United States including Banco de Portugal, Ford Europe, VW, the Whitbread Group and Delta Airlines.