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  • Latest developments in the global private placement market Latest developments in the global private placement market Scott Ashton, Morrison & Foerster; Brian Bates, Morrison & Foerster; Tarun Sakhrani, Barclays Oct 25 2016 3:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    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;
    •Market participants;
    •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.
  • Auditing Corporate Culture Auditing Corporate Culture Alec Arons, National Practice Leader, Risk Advisory Services, Experis Finance Oct 26 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    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
  • Best of Microsoft Ignite Best of Microsoft Ignite Siunie Sutjahjo - Senior Product Manager for Skype for Business, Microsoft | John Hand - Global Microsoft Alliance Director Oct 27 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Microsoft Ignite 2016 was sold out. If you missed a ticket to the biggest Microsoft show on earth, or you couldn't get to Atlanta, GA. The this will be the next best thing.
  • The Growth of Advanced Attacks on EMEA Organisations. Are attackers already in? The Growth of Advanced Attacks on EMEA Organisations. Are attackers already in? Jens Monrad, Senior Intelligence Account Analyst, FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence Nov 8 2016 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    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.
  • Data Protection & Incident Response Data Protection & Incident Response Amar Singh Nov 9 2016 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    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.
  • Data Protection: Going Beyond Encryption and Residency Data Protection: Going Beyond Encryption and Residency Josh Goldfarb, VP, CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye & Roger Francis, Senior Consultant - Mandiant a FireEye Company Nov 9 2016 2:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    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.
  • Boosting consumer engagement with next gen chat bots Boosting consumer engagement with next gen chat bots Peter Wannemacher, Senior analyst, Forrester Research Nov 9 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    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


    * Peter Wannemacher, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research
    * Katy Gibson, Vice President, Product Applications, Envestnet | Yodlee
    * Moderator: Evan Schuman, VentureBeat
  • Are buy buttons working? Social commerce for 2017 Are buy buttons working? Social commerce for 2017 Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Nov 15 2016 8:30 pm UTC 30 mins
    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

    Register for this free executive session today
  • Internal Audit and Third Party Risk Internal Audit and Third Party Risk Tim Leitz, Regional Practice Leader for Risk Advisory Services, Experis Finance Nov 16 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    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
  • How to make money off of Facebook Messenger How to make money off of Facebook Messenger Stewart Rogers, Dir. of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Nov 16 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    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

    More speakers to be announced soon.
  • Controlling your pension risk – the pain of 2016 and your actions for 2017 Controlling your pension risk – the pain of 2016 and your actions for 2017 LCP and Nabarro Nov 30 2016 11:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Join LCP and Nabarro Law for a webinar for pension scheme sponsors who need to manage their pension challenges going into 2017.
  • Strengthening your app monetization super powers Strengthening your app monetization super powers Evan Schuman, Moderator Dec 7 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    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

    * Maximo Cavazzani, founder and CEO, Etermax (Trivia Crack)
    * Wendy Schuchart, Analyst, VentureBeat
    * Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register today for this free webinar.
  • Leading yourself and others through change Leading yourself and others through change Kevin Johnson Dec 8 2016 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    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.