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Business Intelligence and Analytics

  • How to put the customer first with a service-oriented retail strategy How to put the customer first with a service-oriented retail strategy Geoff Nairn Live 60 mins
    Customers increasingly look to retailers to go beyond simply selling products by also offering experiences and services for their lifestyles. Retailers that can successful deliver a more service-oriented retail strategy stand to benefit in several ways. They can increase profitability and wallet share by offering higher-margin services, and they reinforce brand loyalty using service as a differential factor that is difficult for rivals to reproduce.
  • Bring your Enterprise Data including SAP to Hortonworks Connected Data Platform Bring your Enterprise Data including SAP to Hortonworks Connected Data Platform Ana Gillan, Hortonworks; Ted Orme, Attunity Live 60 mins
    The world’s largest enterprises run their infrastructure on Oracle, DB2 and SQL and their critical business operations on SAP applications. Organizations need this data to be available in real-time to conduct the necessary analytics. However, delivering this heterogeneous data at the speed it’s required can be a huge challenge because of the complex underlying data models and structures and legacy manual processes which are prone to errors and delays.

    Unlock these silos of data and enable the new advanced analytics with Hortonworks Connected Data Platforms that allow you to capture perishable insights from data-in-motion while ensuring rich, historical insights from data-at-rest.

    Join our webinar with Ted Orme, Attunity and Ana Gillan, Hortonworks to find out how to overcome such challenges. You will learn:

    How to overcome common challenges faced by enterprises trying to access their SAP data
    How to integrate SAP data in real-time with change data capture (CDC) technology
    How organizations are using Attunity Replicate for SAP to stream SAP data in to Kafka
  • How to Use Big Data to Improve Card Usage and Customer Engagement How to Use Big Data to Improve Card Usage and Customer Engagement Printec and INETCO Recorded: Feb 23 2017 62 mins
    Digital and self-service payment channels have changed the way banks and customers interact. Less direct interaction means more reliance on “Big Data” for insights that will help you identify ways to better serve your customers, run more effective card programs and capture more wallet share.

    Printec and INETCO invite you to attend a 30-45 minute live webinar, where we will showcase new technologies that will help your financial organization derive better value from customer transaction data. Learn how you can establish real-time insights into:

    - Card usage patterns
    - Profitability and cash flow
    - Application, network or third party service performance

    Can’t make the date? That’s ok. Contact Printec or INETCO if you are still interested in arranging a private discussion on how detailed transactional data can help you to predict next best product, identify customer performance problems, customize the consumer experience, competitively price card services and loans, execute targeted marketing strategies, and much more.
  • Four Ways to Simplify Database Management Four Ways to Simplify Database Management Mike Kelly, CTO SelectStar Recorded: Feb 22 2017 27 mins
    If there’s anything as important as making sure an app is running, it’s making sure the data underneath it is available as well. But the rapid changes in database technology and the quick adoption of cloud infrastructure have made that task extremely challenging for most database administrators and DevOps teams.

    In just 30 minutes, you'll learn:

    - How to monitor all database types (including SQL, NoSQL, cloud) in a single tool

    - How to get up to speed quickly on new database technologies without adding experts to your team

    - The fastest way to get an assessment of your organization’s overall database health

    - Simple tools that will drastically reduce the time you spend on database and infrastructure administration
  • Top 5 Strategies in Retail Data Analytics Top 5 Strategies in Retail Data Analytics Eric Thorsen, Hortonworks and Shish Shridhar, Microsoft Recorded: Feb 22 2017 60 mins
    It’s an exciting time for retailers as technology is driving a major disruption in the market. Whether you are just beginning to build a retail data analytics program or you have been gaining advanced insights from your data for quite some time, join Eric and Shish as we explore the trends, drivers and hurdles in retail data analytics
  • How to Manage Storage and Data Capacity at Scale with Real-Time Visibility How to Manage Storage and Data Capacity at Scale with Real-Time Visibility Mike Krasnow, Product Manager, Qumulo Recorded: Feb 22 2017 24 mins
    Sportvision, the media company behind the iconic 1st & Ten® yellow line in football broadcasts, offers a broad range of rich sports entertainment and analysis products that rely on vast amounts of video and metadata.

    When struggling with storage capacity and data management at scale, the company turned to Qumulo to gain the necessary visibility into data usage and performance.

    Watch this video case study and learn how Qumulo helps Sportsvision:

    - Gain unmatched real-time visibility into data and usage at the file-level
    - Receive insight into performance consumption to ensure adequate IOPS
    - Scale incrementally, allowing the company to simply grow storage capacity and performance by adding more nodes
  • Developing a successful brand protection strategy Developing a successful brand protection strategy Joel Stobart, CTO of Brand Custodian, and Jeff Moore, Operations Director at AAL Recorded: Feb 22 2017 50 mins
    Counterfeit medicines cause an estimated 170,000 deaths a year, with the WHO estimating more than 120,000 people a year die in Africa as a result of fake anti-malarial drugs. This is also having an incredibly harmful impact on the brands and companies who are being imitated.

    Emerging economies, particularly in South East Asia, present a real challenge for companies who are keen to expand internationally while defending their brand and products against counterfeiters. A robust brand protection strategy is required, but distance, culture, technology, and different levels of intellectual property protection can create an extremely difficult environment in which to operate.

    Brand protection is still a niche activity, but companies are starting to realise that brand protection offers a real chance to materially affect the bottom line of their business, show their respect for consumers and deliver the consumers’ expectation of products.

    Joel Stobart is Chief Technology Officer at Custodian Solutions; a novel brand protection company that uses cloud-based software to re-think and re-design the way brand protection is carried out, joins us alongside Jeff Moore, Operations Director at AAL; a Global Intelligence consultancy who manage investigations and provide solutions to clients brand protection issues worldwide – for this webinar on brand protection strategies for intellectual property owners operating in South East Asia.
  • How to Listen to your Data and Grow your Business Intelligence How to Listen to your Data and Grow your Business Intelligence Todd Kitta & Doug Splinter, Technical Solutions Professionals, Microsoft Recorded: Feb 21 2017 35 mins
    A multitude of stories and information lies in your data.

    From personal productivity insights into how you really work, to connecting and analyzing your business data for patterns and trends, it’s time to let your data tell its story.

    Join this webcast to learn how to:

    - Understand individual time management, efficiency, and team collaboration patterns
    - Help individuals and team leaders get time back and spend it more effectively
    - Connect to your data quickly and visualize it with live dashboards
  • Best Practices for Protection Against DDoS Attacks Best Practices for Protection Against DDoS Attacks Brian Foust, VP of Customer Engineering & Darren Grabowski, Network Security Team Manager Recorded: Feb 21 2017 42 mins
    DDoS attacks can strike at any time, potentially crippling network infrastructure and severely degrading user experience. Depending on the type and severity of an attack, the impact can result in resource damages, lost revenue, decreased productivity and irreparable harm to a company’s brand and resources.

    This webinar will discuss the latest trends in DDoS attacks, who the potential targets are and the effects on assets and organisations. Most importantly, this session will provide you with invaluable information to be prepared for and deal with a DDoS attack, including:
    • How to plan before you get attacked
    • What to do when attacked
    • Basic approaches to DDoS attack mitigation
  • 3 Real Use Cases for your Optimal EDW Solution using Hadoop 3 Real Use Cases for your Optimal EDW Solution using Hadoop Scott Gnau, CTO of Hortonworks Recorded: Feb 21 2017 44 mins
    In 2017, more and more corporations are looking to reduce operational overheads in their enterprise data warehouse (EDW) installations. Hortonworks just launched Industry’s first turn key EDW Optimization solution together with our partners Syncsort and AtScale. Join Hortonworks’ CTO Scott Gnau to learn more about this exciting solution and its 3 use cases.
  • Assessing Your Vulnerability to Ransomware Assessing Your Vulnerability to Ransomware David Corlette, Director of Product Management at ThreatTrack Recorded: Feb 21 2017 49 mins
    Join as we help you defeat those ransomware hoodlums lurking in the dark cyberspace. Learn preventative measure from VIPRE:

    - Watch as we dissect common variants like Locky, Petya, TeslaCrypt and Cerber

    - Learn how to stop ransomware attacks before they happen

    - Get practical advice on how to get back on your feet if an attacker does get through

    - Discover what other end users have done – without opening their wallets – to defeat the threat
  • Tech Demo - Imperva Application Protection Portfolio Tech Demo - Imperva Application Protection Portfolio Ajay Uggirala, Director of Product Marketing and Mina Mahdavi, Senior Systems Engineer Recorded: Feb 21 2017 52 mins
    Imperva offers comprehensive application protection that has the flexibility to be deployed on-premises or in-the-cloud protecting business-critical applications and infrastructure. This webinar will provide a complete overview of Imperva’s unique application security product portfolio that will enable your organization to defend itself against DDoS attacks, web-based threats and other emerging zero-day attacks. Learn how easy and flexible it is to deploy the solution in any environment and watch a live demo.
  • Systems of Insight - The Next Generation of Business Intelligence Systems of Insight - The Next Generation of Business Intelligence Boris Evelson - Forrester Principal Analyst Recorded: Feb 21 2017 59 mins
    Business intelligence has gone through multiple iterations in the past few decades. While BI's evolution has addressed some of the technology and process shortcomings of the earlier management information systems, BI teams still have a ways to go.

    From the laggards failing to transform enough of their structured and data into information and business insights, to the old guard of spreadsheet-based applications for key business decisions, companies have hit a rut. How do we solve this? With Systems of Insight.


    In this webinar, guest speaker, Boris Evelson, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester, will show you how to get with the BI program by creating systems of insight. Doing so will allow you to:


    - Merge existing IT capabilities with demanding business requirements

    - Harness valuable customer and company data

    - Make decisions faster, and more pointed, to serve customers in the Age of the Customer
  • Avito – Big Data Warehouse Best Practice with HPE Vertica Avito – Big Data Warehouse Best Practice with HPE Vertica Nikolay Golov, Data Warehouse Architect, Avito and Carlo Arioli, Big Data Marketing Manager, HPE Recorded: Feb 21 2017 45 mins
    Avito, based in Moscow, is Russia’s fastest growing e-commerce site and portal. It uses Big Data technology to monitor and improve the placement of advertisements, and to better understand how their users are adapting to online business.

    In this webinar, Nikolay Golov, Data Warehouse Architect at Avito, who has over 10 years’ experience for banks, retail and e-commerce, will share the lessons they have learned when implementing and expanding their HPE Vertica-based analytics infrastructure over the past 4 years.

    This will include identifying the risks and demonstrating how those risks can be efficiently and effectively overcome with the right technology stack: HPE Vertica, which processes data from dozens of heterogeneous data sources and monetizes it through Machine Learning.

    Join this webinar to learn more.
  • Accelerating Big Data Collection for Azure Cloud Accelerating Big Data Collection for Azure Cloud Ned Shawa, Hortonworks & Ben Sadeghi, Microsoft Recorded: Feb 21 2017 58 mins
    In the latest Forrester Wave report for Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions, Microsoft Azure came on top beating some very esteemed vendors. Learn how to complete your big data solution and join Microsoft and Hortonworks as we showcase Hortonworks DataFlow and how it complements Azure HDInsight enabling users to easily move their data to the cloud for production, disaster recovery or development uses.

    Powered by Apache NiFi, Kafka and Storm, HDF collects, curates, audits and delivers real-time data using a simple end-user interface unblocking customers from analysing their big data in Microsoft Azure.
    During this webinar we will show:

    How to ingest a variety of data sources from a selection of source systems using HDF
    How to feed the data to HDInsight cluster on Azure
    How to easily display and interrogate those datasources once they have been ingested
  • Analyzing Data in Google BigQuery with Tableau Analyzing Data in Google BigQuery with Tableau Babu Elumalai, Big Data Technical Lead, Google; Ross Perez, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Tableau Recorded: Feb 17 2017 45 mins
    Customers have been using Tableau and BigQuery to store and analyze large volumes of data for years, but BigQuery has recently released significant updates that will help Tableau customers find even more insight in their data.

    Watch this webinar to learn:

    - How expanded standard SQL support can help you work more efficiently
    - Best practices for efficiency with Tableau and BigQuery
    - How to connect to BigQuery and create a visualization with Tableau
  • How to apply real-time Cloud analytics in just an hour How to apply real-time Cloud analytics in just an hour Iver van de Zand, SAP Analytics Leader Recorded: Feb 17 2017 60 mins
    Cloud analytics has great momentum and that is for a reason: it allows for real-time and live analytics without needing to prepare an environment. In this webinar you will learn how to apply SAP Cloud analytics using BusinessObjects Cloud and the Digital Boardroom. Be amazed by the easiness’ of use and the great visualization capabilities.

    Iver van de Zand – SAP Analytics Leader – will provide a deep dive session on the modeling and visualization capabilities of this stunning product
  • Predictive Analysis for Modern BI Architecture Predictive Analysis for Modern BI Architecture Jaime D’anna, Head of Global Product & Channel Marketing & Arshad Khan, Head of Customer Success, Modemetric Recorded: Feb 16 2017 45 mins
    Predictive Analysis has become a game-changing component for today’s forward-looking organizations seeking to gain a competitive advantage. This functionality has grown to be an essential feature-set for any modern BI architecture; as important as advanced visualization or data integration to complement the other features one would associate with Traditional BI.

    For organizations to get the full benefit of predictive analytics, the BI solution they deploy must provide both simplified “native” or “out-of-the-box” modeling capabilities, such as trending and forecasting, as well as the ability to construct, test and visualize analytic formulae. In this Webinar, specifically targeted towards BI professionals, you will learn how to:

    · Easily connect multiple data sources to get a unified reporting view
    · Utilize a self-service approach to BI for business users without sacrificing governance for IT
    · Benefit from a simplified interface for predictive analysis


    Arshad Khan is the Head of Customer Success at Modemetric US. He is a versatile BI and SAP professional, with over 30 years of experience, who has provided consulting services to the Fortune 100 companies as well as the Big 4 consulting companies. Since 1995, he has led or participated in numerous SAP and BI implementations ranging in size up to $100 million
  • Big Data, Predictive Analytics & Sales Performance: The 3 Keys to Success Big Data, Predictive Analytics & Sales Performance: The 3 Keys to Success Barbara Giamanco, Social Centered Selling, Peter Mollins, Knowledge Tree, & Melissa Treier, Information Builders Recorded: Feb 16 2017 58 mins
    The era of big data and predictive analytics is clearly upon sales and marketing professionals, representing a transformative paradigm shift for sales and marketing teams. No longer can salespeople rely on relationships and other soft factors to target and close business. Marketing has to move beyond one-off campaigns and brand advertising.

    Big data and predictive analytics technologies represent the opportunity to turn the tables. In other words, sales and marketing can finally become more about math than magic.

    Join this discussion with Barbara Giamanco, CEO of Social Centered Selling, Peter Mollins, VP Marketing, Knowledge Tree, and Melissa Treier, VP Product Sales, Information Builders. You will learn how to:

    - Justify big data and predictive analytics as part of your organization's sales and marketing strategy
    - Leverage insights from big data to accurately target high-value prospects in marketing campaigns, keep existing customers on board through account-based marketing strategies, and expand existing opportunities
    - Improve sales forecasting accuracy using more than "gut feel," relying on real-time sales data visualizations
  • Apache Hadoop: The New Enterprise Data Platform for Big Data Apache Hadoop: The New Enterprise Data Platform for Big Data Jennifer Wu, Director of Product Management, Cloudera and Daniel Karuppiah Director of Product Marketing Microsoft Recorded: Feb 16 2017 66 mins
    The emergence of Big Data has driven the need for a new data platform within the enterprise. Apache Hadoop has emerged as the core of that platform and is driving transformative outcomes across every industry.

    Leverage the unique advantages of Cloudera Enterprise to help you improve products and service offerings, drive operational efficiencies, and reduce your business risk. The Cloudera offering in Azure Marketplace combines the latest open source components from the Apache Hadoop ecosystem with enterprise-grade security, governance, and management tools to help you move quickly from Proof of Concept (POC) to production and deliver value to the business.

    Join this webcast to:
    - See how Microsoft Azure provides first class support for your Linux-based Apache Hadoop applications
    - Explore the Cloudera Enterprise stack, from open source components to enterprise tooling
    - Review common use cases for Cloudera on Azure
    - Discover customer benefits and success stories
    - Learn how to deploy and start recognizing value with Cloudera on Azure
  • From Node to Node: How to Optimize Cassandra Database Performance From Node to Node: How to Optimize Cassandra Database Performance Mike Kelly, CTO, SelectStar Recorded: Feb 16 2017 30 mins
    Because of its high performance, availability and scalability, Apache Casssandra has quickly become a preferred NoSQL open-source database of choice. Even though it’s highly reliable, there are some issues that can arise and cause major issues to your environment – such as running out of node space or dealing with latency issues. Gaining visibility into key metrics with the option to drill-down to root-cause issues can offer the visibility that you need to keep Cassandra operating at peak performance.

    In this 30-minute webinar, SelectStar’s Mike Kelly will highlight:
    · How you can optimize the performance of your nodes
    · Key metrics to track within your Cassandra environment
    · Top methods to optimize your Cassandra database performance
  • The Role of the Project Manager in an Agile Business The Role of the Project Manager in an Agile Business Ann Konkler, CA Technologies Agile Consultant and PMI-ACP Recorded: Feb 16 2017 57 mins
    More and more organizations are adopting agile methods to help manage complex work and improve project delivery. If you’re a Project Manager, you may be wondering: Is an agile approach right for my organization? Do I have a role on an agile team, and if so, what is it? How do I make agile methods work in my context?

    Join Ann Konkler, Agile Consultant at CA Technologies, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 10am PT / 1pm ET, to better understand the role of the Project Manager in an agile business. During this webinar, you’ll learn:

    • How Project Managers can have a meaningful role
    • Which agile framework is right for you
    • How to coordinate across teams when some are applying agile methods and others are not

    We want to help you better understand your role as a Project Manager in an agile business. Join us to learn more and bring your questions to this engaging webinar.
  • Logistics Analytics: Predicting Supply-Chain Disruptions Logistics Analytics: Predicting Supply-Chain Disruptions Dmitri Adler, Chief Data Scientist, Data Society Recorded: Feb 16 2017 47 mins
    If a volcano erupts in Iceland, why is Hong Kong your first supply chain casualty? And how do you figure out the most efficient route for bike share replacements?

    In this presentation, Chief Data Scientist Dmitri Adler will walk you through some of the most successful use cases of supply-chain management, the best practices for evaluating your supply chain, and how you can implement these strategies in your business.