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Business Intelligence and Analytics

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What Are Your Analytics Vital Signs? Charting a Course to Digital Transformation What Are Your Analytics Vital Signs? Charting a Course to Digital Transformation Jack Phillips, CEO of International Institute for Analytics and Dr. Graham Hughes, CEO of Sutherland Healthcare Solutions Recorded: Feb 16 2017 61 mins
    The digital era is disrupting every industry and healthcare is no exception. Emerging technologies will introduce challenges and opportunities to transform operations and raise the bar of consumer experience. Success in this new era requires a new way of thinking, new skills, and new technologies to help your organization embrace digital health. In this webinar, we’ll demonstrate how to measure your organization's analytics maturity and design a strategy to digital transformation.
     
    This webinar will discuss the requirements to transform your business operations and show you how an organization's analytics maturity can be measured and used to create a competitive advantage.
     
    Join us to gain insight on the digital trends transforming healthcare and learn how to:
    •Leverage transformational design thinking methodologies to discover new opportunities, optimize existing operations, and improve experiences.
    •Measure and compare their organization's analytics maturity.
    •Develop a strategy for leveraging analytics and design thinking as a competitive differentiator
  • The Download: Tech Talks by the HPCC Systems Community, Episode 2 The Download: Tech Talks by the HPCC Systems Community, Episode 2 HPCC Systems Community Recorded: Feb 16 2017 91 mins
    This series of workshops are specifically designed for the community by the community with the goal to share knowledge, spark innovation and further build and link the relationships within our HPCC Systems community.

    Episode 2 will include 15 minute Tech Talks featuring:

    Fujio Turner, Architect, Couchbase
    Jacob Pellock, Sr Director Software Engineering, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
    Roger Dev, Sr Architect, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
    Richard Taylor, Chief Trainer, HPCC Systems.
  • Unlock real-time predictive insights from the Internet of Things Unlock real-time predictive insights from the Internet of Things Sam Chandrashekar, Program Manager, Microsoft Recorded: Feb 16 2017 60 mins
    Continuous streams of data are generated in every industry from sensors, IoT devices, business transactions, social media, network devices, clickstream logs etc. Within these streams of data lie insights that are waiting to be unlocked.

    This session with several live demonstrations will detail the build out of an end-to-end solution for the Internet of Things to transform data into insight, prediction, and action using cloud services. These cloud services enable you to quickly and easily build solutions to unlock insights, predict future trends, and take actions in near real-time.

    Samartha (Sam) Chandrashekar is a Program Manager at Microsoft. He works on cloud services to enable machine learning and advanced analytics on streaming data.
  • Machine Learning towards Precision Medicine Machine Learning towards Precision Medicine Paul Hellwig Director, Research & Development, at Elsevier Health Analytics Recorded: Feb 16 2017 47 mins
    Medicine is complex. Correlations between diseases, medications, symptoms, lab data and genomics are of a complexity that cannot be fully comprehended by humans anymore. Machine learning methods are required that help mining these correlations. But a pure technological or algorithm-driven approach will not suffice. We need to get physicians and other domain experts on board, we need to gain their trust in the predictive models we develop.

    Elsevier Health Analytics has developed a first version of the Medical Knowledge Graph, which identifies correlations (ideally: causations) between diseases, and between diseases and treatments. On a dataset comprising 6 million patient lives we have calculated 2000+ models predicting the development of diseases. Every model adjusts for ~3000 covariates. Models are based on linear algorithms. This allows a graphical visualization of correlations that medical personnel can work with.
  • Delivering a Flexible IT Infrastructure for Analytics on IBM Power Systems Delivering a Flexible IT Infrastructure for Analytics on IBM Power Systems Christophe Menichetti, IBM; Dave Russell, Hortonworks Recorded: Feb 16 2017 51 mins
    Customers are preparing themselves to analyze and manage an increasing quantity of structured and unstructured data. Business leaders introduce new analytical workloads faster than what IT departments can handle. Legacy IT infrastructure needs to evolve to deliver operational improvements and cost containment, while increasing flexibility to meet future requirements. By providing HDP on IBM Power Systems, Hortonworks and IBM are giving customers have more choice in selecting the appropriate architectural platform that is right for them. In this webinar, we’ll discuss some of the challenges with deploying big data platforms, and how choosing solutions built with HDP on IBM Power Systems can offer tangible benefits and flexibility to accommodate changing needs.
  • Enterprise BI: The Advent of Self-Service Analytics Enterprise BI: The Advent of Self-Service Analytics Omri Kohl, Co-founder and CEO, Pyramid Analytics Recorded: Feb 15 2017 31 mins
    Over the last decade the business landscape has changed as more companies and users – spanning business and IT – have grown dependent on analytics to drive better decision-making. With so much riding on it, are you treating your Business Intelligence solution like a Tier 1 application? If not, it’s time for you to rethink your strategy and approach to business analytics.

    During this session Omri Kohl, Co-founder and CEO, Pyramid Analytics will cover:

    • Why BI became a Tier 1 application
    • What enterprises should look for in a Tier 1 BI solution
    • How a Tier 1 BI solution can be implemented with a low TCO without compromise
  • Evolving the Industrial IoT Into Strategic Advantage Evolving the Industrial IoT Into Strategic Advantage Bill Roberts, Director, Global IoT Practice, SAS; Ted Connell, Director, Solution Architect Group, Intel Recorded: Feb 15 2017 56 mins
    Heavy industry was first to arrive at the IoT party, quickly recognizing the potential to augment existing processes and establish new protocols. As a result, organizations that embraced the industrial internet of things (IIoT) have been at the forefront of fine-tuning applications and establishing best practices. And while many of those practices have turned out to be impactful, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the opportunity is much bigger with predictive analytics.

    We’ve entered a perfect storm where the falling costs of capturing, processing and analyzing data coincide with the explosion of data streams generated by millions of pieces of connected equipment, devices and systems. And the same technology that created the perfect storm has empowered customers with near-instant data and instantaneous engagement with each other and also with your organization. So the opportunities extend beyond tactical process improvements and have become both strategic and enterprise-wide.

    Recognizing and capitalizing on the opportunities requires an evolution of skills and mindset, made possible with key technology relationships. The Industrial IoT collaboration between SAS and Intel enables organizations to capture, process and analyze data. The end result is the ability to evolve their strategic advantage and realize the full value of their IIoT data.

    Tune in to this webinar to gain insights and best practices for evolving the industrial IoT into strategic advantage for your organization.
  • Bridging the Data Silos Bridging the Data Silos Merav Yuravlivker, Chief Executive Officer, Data Society Recorded: Feb 15 2017 48 mins
    If a database is filled automatically, but it's not analyzed, can it make an impact? And how do you combine disparate data sources to give you a real-time look at your environment?

    Chief Executive Officer Merav Yuravlivker discusses how companies are missing out on some of their biggest profits (and how some companies are making billions) by aggregating disparate data sources. You'll learn about data sources available to you, how you can start automating this data collection, and the many insights that are at your fingertips.
  • Getting Beyond the Hype: Why Hadoop is not a Panacea for All Things Big Data Getting Beyond the Hype: Why Hadoop is not a Panacea for All Things Big Data Bill Theisinger, YP and Ben Smith, HPE Mar 2 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    You can’t talk about big data today without hearing about Hadoop. For many people, Hadoop is synonymous with big data, but it’s not necessarily the best tool for every use case and every project. Before committing to it, businesses need to ignore the hype, look at their needs, and determine if and where Hadoop fits into their big data initiatives.

    Join Bill Theisinger, vice president of engineering for platform data services at YP(sm), formerly known as YellowPages.com, to hear how his company is maximizing the value they get from Hadoop by supplementing it with HPE Vertica, an analytical database.

    In this webcast, you’ll learn:
    • The benefits and drawbacks of using Hadoop
    • Where Hadoop can fit into big data initiatives
    • How to supplement Hadoop with an analytical database
  • Data Visualization IS NOT Self Service BI - The Case for IoT in BI Data Visualization IS NOT Self Service BI - The Case for IoT in BI Lee Hermon, Sisense Engagement Manager and Adi Azaria, Sisense Chief Evangelist Recorded: Feb 15 2017 27 mins
    Businesses today already know that visualization in business intelligence is an essential part of competitive success. Yet, too many organizations are falling behind because of the inability to keep up with demand for information. One mistake is thinking that self-serve data visualization is all they need when setting up a self-service BI environment.

    Debunking the common myth, we will explore why data visualization IS NOT self-service BI. The only way for Information workers to become more self-sufficient is by having a BI environment that is more usable but also more consumable. It is these two themes—usability and consumability - that play crucial roles in a fully functioning self-service BI environment. Using modern IoT technologies, the modern business can expand access and consumability of data by engaging the human senses of sight, sound, and touch.

    Join Lee Hermon, Sisense Engagement Manager, as he explores the limitations of current Self Service Visualization models and Adi Azaria, Sisense co-founder & Chief Evangelist as he introduces how IoT in Business Intelligence is changing the game.
  • Hype vs. reality: the truth of self-service BI Hype vs. reality: the truth of self-service BI Glen Rabie, CEO, Yellowfin Recorded: Feb 15 2017 41 mins
    The desire to balance the needs of business users with the governance requirements of IT will kill the current concept of self-service BI.

    Discover how to drive success with analytics and better separate the self-service hype from reality with Yellowfin's CEO, Glen Rabie.

    Glen will discuss:
    - The impact of the self-service pipe dream
    - Why changing BI tools won't help
    - What self-service BI should actually look like
  • The Next-Gen Analytics Stack for Insights-Driven Organizations The Next-Gen Analytics Stack for Insights-Driven Organizations Dr. Rado Kotorov, Chief Innovation Officer, Information Builder, Rick van der Lans, Managing Director of R20/Consultancy Recorded: Feb 15 2017 58 mins
    Innovation Sessions 2017 #4

    With so many products available in a rapidly growing market, it’s easy to get confused about what parts of your analytics stack are needed, and why they are needed.

    Independent thought leader and analyst Rick van der Lans knows the details, and can help you figure out the classes of product you need to support different user types: from tech-savvy business users, analysts, and data scientists to executives, non-technical users, and customers.

    Sign up today!
  • Analyse, Visualize, Share Social Network Interactions w Apache Spark & Zeppelin Analyse, Visualize, Share Social Network Interactions w Apache Spark & Zeppelin Eric Charles, Founder at Datalayer Mar 13 2017 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Apache Spark for Big Data Analysis combined with Apache Zeppelin for Visualization is a powerful tandem that eases the day to day job of Data Scientists.

    In this webinar, you will learn how to:

    + Collect streaming data from the Twitter API and store it in a efficient way
    + Analyse and Display the user interactions with graph-based algorithms wi.
    + Share and collaborate on the same note with peers and business stakeholders to get their buy-in.
  • Comparison of ETL v  Streaming Ingestion,Data Wrangling in Machine/Deep Learning Comparison of ETL v Streaming Ingestion,Data Wrangling in Machine/Deep Learning Kai Waehner, Technology Evangelist, TIBCO Recorded: Feb 15 2017 45 mins
    A key task to create appropriate analytic models in machine learning or deep learning is the integration and preparation of data sets from various sources like files, databases, big data storages, sensors or social networks. This step can take up to 50% of the whole project.

    This session compares different alternative techniques to prepare data, including extract-transform-load (ETL) batch processing, streaming analytics ingestion, and data wrangling within visual analytics. Various options and their trade-offs are shown in live demos using different advanced analytics technologies and open source frameworks such as R, Python, Apache Spark, Talend or KNIME. The session also discusses how this is related to visual analytics, and best practices for how the data scientist and business user should work together to build good analytic models.

    Key takeaways for the audience:
    - Learn various option for preparing data sets to build analytic models
    - Understand the pros and cons and the targeted persona for each option
    - See different technologies and open source frameworks for data preparation
    - Understand the relation to visual analytics and streaming analytics, and how these concepts are actually leveraged to build the analytic model after data preparation
  • 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
  • Strategies for Successful Data Preparation Strategies for Successful Data Preparation Raymond Rashid, Senior Consultant Business Intelligence, Unilytics Corporation Recorded: Feb 14 2017 33 mins
    Data scientists know, the visualization of data doesn't materialize out of thin air, unfortunately. One of the most vital preparation tactics and dangerous moments happens in the ETL process.

    Join Ray to learn the best strategies that lead to successful ETL and data visualization. He'll cover the following and what it means for visualization:

    1. Data at Different Levels of Detail
    2. Dirty Data
    3. Restartability
    4. Processing Considerations
    5. Incremental Loading

    Ray Rashid is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant at Unilytics, specializing in ETL, data warehousing, data optimization, and data visualization. He has expertise in the financial, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries.
  • 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 Feb 21 2017 10:00 am UTC 60 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.
  • Partnerworks Office Hours: Enterprise Data Warehouse Optimization Partnerworks Office Hours: Enterprise Data Warehouse Optimization Sean Roberts & Mark Lochbihler, Hortonwokrs Mar 21 2017 3:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    Drive enterprise value via accelerated EDW optimization using the Hortonworks Connected Data platform. In this session we will provide an overview of:
    1) Key EDW challenges and opportunities for optimization
    2) Accelerate EDW optimization with Hortonworks connected data platform spanning:
    a. Data Modelling
    b. Data Ingestion
    c. Data Analytics
    d. Data Mart
  • Tech Demo - Imperva Application Protection Portfolio Tech Demo - Imperva Application Protection Portfolio Ajay Uggirala, Director of Product Marketing and Mina Mahdavi, Senior Systems Engineer Feb 21 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 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.
  • Grow & drchrono: D.R.E.A.M. - Data Rules Everything Around Me Grow & drchrono: D.R.E.A.M. - Data Rules Everything Around Me Joe Durfey, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Grow Mar 8 2017 6:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    By now, organizations understand that using data effectively is a key ingredient to winning. But why is it so hard for so many organizations to really use their data to gain a competitive advantage? Find out how drchrono and grow are joining forces to solve this problem.
  • 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 Feb 21 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 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.
  • 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 Feb 21 2017 6:00 pm UTC 75 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
  • 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 Feb 22 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 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 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 Feb 23 2017 8:00 am UTC 75 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.
  • 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 Feb 23 2017 10:00 am UTC 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
  • Protecting Your Data with Effective Incident Response, Monitoring & Threat Intel Protecting Your Data with Effective Incident Response, Monitoring & Threat Intel Stuart Davis, Director, Mandiant & David Grout, Systems Engineering Director, FireEye Feb 23 2017 11:30 am UTC 45 mins
    Protecting against data loss is a key focus of any organisation’s information security program. However it is not always that easy to put long term initiatives in place with consistent monitoring and response effectiveness to mitigate against advanced attacks where intellectual property may be the target.

    In this webinar Stuart and David will explain how effective incident response, long term monitoring and threat intelligence can help deal with data protection against advanced persistent threats (APTs) in this modern age of cyber warfare.
  • How Smartsheet operationalized Apache Spark with Databricks How Smartsheet operationalized Apache Spark with Databricks Francis Lau, Senior Director, Product Intelligence at Smartsheet Feb 23 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Apache Spark is red hot, but without the compulsory skillsets, it can be a challenge to operationalize — making it difficult to build a robust production data pipeline that business users and data scientists across your company can use to unearth insights.

    Smartsheet is the world’s leading SaaS platform for managing and automating collaborative work. With over 90,000 companies and millions of users, it helps teams get work done ranging from managing simple task lists to orchestrating the largest sporting events and construction projects.

    In this webinar, you will learn how Smartsheet uses Databricks to overcome the complexities of Spark to build their own analysis platform that enables self-service insights at will, scale, and speed to better understand their customers’ diverse use cases. They will share valuable patterns and lessons learned in both technical and adoption areas to show how they achieved this, including:

    How to build a robust metadata-driven data pipeline that processes application and business systems data to provide a 360 view of customers and to drive smarter business systems integrations.
    How to provide an intuitive and valuable “pyramid” of datasets usable by both technical and business users.
    Their roll-out approach and materials used for company-wide adoption allowing users to go from zero to insights with Spark and Databricks in minutes.
  • What's New in CA APM What's New in CA APM Janelle Shaw, Joshua Napier Feb 23 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Modern application technologies make it possible to provide a better user experience than ever before. With elevated end-user expectations, the difference between success and failure is an organization's ability to efficiently harness the power of complex application architectures to meet customers demands. An application performance management solution that sees through the data deluge to answer critical questions is more important today than ever before.

    In this webcast, we will explore:
    -Application performance management's role in modern IT organizations
    -CA Application Performance Management's role in providing stellar end-user experience
    -New innovations within CA Application Performance Management
  • How to make money off of Facebook Messenger How to make money off of Facebook Messenger Stewart Rogers, Dir. of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Feb 23 2017 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

    Speakers:

    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Dynamic Column Masking & Row-Level Filtering in Hortonworks Data Platform Dynamic Column Masking & Row-Level Filtering in Hortonworks Data Platform Srikanth Venkat and Syed Mahmood, Hortonworks Feb 23 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    As enterprises around the world bring more of their sensitive data into Hadoop data lakes, balancing the need for democratization of access to data without sacrificing strong security principles becomes paramount. In this webinar, Srikanth Venkat, director of product management for security & governance will demonstrate two new data protection capabilities in Apache Ranger – dynamic column masking and row level filtering of data stored in Apache Hive. These features have been introduced as part of HDP 2.5 platform release.
  • IT Analytics: How a Data Company uses Analytics to Improve IT IT Analytics: How a Data Company uses Analytics to Improve IT Brian Smith - VP, Technical Operations, Tableau Feb 24 2017 10:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Today’s IT departments can’t simply provide IT solutions to other departments. Passively processing other departments’ requests is no longer sufficient to meet modern business needs, power company growth, and excel in a constantly changing marketplace. Instead, IT must strive to be the leading force and early adopters for information technology themselves.

    Join this live webinar to see how Tableau’s IT department uses analytics on a daily basis to analyse their own performance and improve their own efficiency.
  • Double Your Hadoop Hardware Performance - Learn How Double Your Hadoop Hardware Performance - Learn How Paul Codding, Hortonworks Feb 28 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Hortonworks SmartSense provides proactive recommendations that improve cluster performance, security and operations. And since 30% of issues are configuration related, Hortonworks SmartSense makes an immediate impact on Hadoop system performance and availability, in some cases boosting hardware performance by two times.

    There will be a SmartSense demo.
  • Data retention best practices in the brave new world of privacy Data retention best practices in the brave new world of privacy Gavin Siggers, Director of Professional Services, Iron Mountain and David Kemp, EMEA Specialist Business Consultant, HPE Feb 28 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Broadening privacy regulations strain data retention policies, creating confusion from obtaining consent to the deletion of personal data. In the first of the three-part webcast series, Making Compliance Your Policy, HPE and Iron Mountain experts examine the upcoming European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the best practices that records and information managers can bring to the table for a risk-based approach to privacy compliance.

    This webinar will discuss:
    • How to prepare now for the rigor of the GDPR
    • Implications the GDPR has for records and data retention
    • How to achieve transparency
  • Take Agile to the Next Level: Featuring Forrester Take Agile to the Next Level: Featuring Forrester Forrester VP and Principal Analyst, Margo Visitacion and Agile Advisor, CA Technologies, Laureen Knudsen Feb 28 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    According to recent research, “67% of high-performing CEOs are actively embracing agility, and 100% of them state that their companies actively experiment with new products and services.”* To deliver what customers really want, improve your bottom line and see teams really engage, you need to go beyond sprints and standups to business-level agile.

    As the speed of business grows and more competitors adopt agile, grassroots approaches just won’t cut it anymore. “Doing agile” doesn’t guarantee business value, and many companies now have the opportunity to connect their overall business strategy to the execution of the work. Are your agile practices improving or flatlining? Better yet, are they benefiting your bottom line?

    Join CA Technologies and guest speaker Margo Visitacion, Forrester VP and Principal Analyst in Enterprise Architecture, on February 28, at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET, for a webinar packed with research-backed tips on sustainable, high-performance agile at scale.
  • Banking Webinar: Put Your Customer Data To Work With Search-Driven Analytics Banking Webinar: Put Your Customer Data To Work With Search-Driven Analytics Patrick DeKenipp, SVP of BI, Sterling National Bank; Lisa Kant, Sr Director Product Marketing, ThoughtSpot Feb 28 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
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  • Continuous Delivery = Agile + DevOps: Learn more with Guest Forrester Continuous Delivery = Agile + DevOps: Learn more with Guest Forrester Forrester VP and Principal Analyst, Diego Lo Giudice and Dan Rice, Agile Advisor, CA Technologies Mar 2 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
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    People who practice agile methods often talk about "pulling quality forward." This and other agile tenets (delivering early and often, reducing batch size, inspecting and adapting, creating a collaborative culture and focusing on customer value) are designed to help organizations get valuable, high-quality features out the door, fast. But they can't happen just in engineering: agile succeeds as a mindset that's systemic throughout your organization.

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    If you're ready for a strategic, collaborative approach to delivering value to customers, then you won’t want to miss this webinar.


    *Forrester Research, Inc. “The 2015 State Of Agile Development: Learn From Agile Expert Firms,” August 2015
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    You’re using Apache Hadoop and cloud-based data platforms, but can your BI and analytics tools keep up? Can you provide fast, secure, self-service access to all the data business users want?

    Analyzing big data poses multiple challenges. Highly parallel distributed data architecture is one solution, but until recently it has been mostly limited to databases, not business intelligence (BI) application servers.

    Join this informative webinar with guest speaker Boris Evelson, VP and principal analyst at Forrester Research, and Priyank Patel, co-founder and chief product officer at Arcadia Data. Enterprise architects, data scientists, and application development and delivery (AD&D) pros will learn::

    - What is a distributed BI platform? How is it different from existing BI tools?
    - How to scale BI and visual analytics for users without moving data
    - What features matter most for distributed BI platforms for Hadoop
    - How to unify security natively in Hadoop without more administration