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Business Intelligence and Analytics

  • Makeover Monday Viz Review - week 50, 2018
    Makeover Monday Viz Review - week 50, 2018
    Andy Kriebel, Head Coach and Tableau Zen Master at The Data School & Carl Allchin, Assistant Head Coach at The Data School Dec 12 2018 4:30 pm UTC 75 mins
    Join the Makeover Monday community for a live webinar to discuss selected data visualizations from this week's submissions.

    You can participate in the webinar, ask questions but also submit a viz ahead of time for review (do this on https://data.world/makeovermonday by submitting your visualization in the Viz Review discussion for this week's dataset).

    VIZ REVIEW is our way to provide much more comprehensive feedback for everyone, which is always difficult within the limitations of Twitter and short-form comments in general.

    Find out more about Makeover Monday on www.makeovermonday.co.uk (http://www.makeovermonday.co.uk/) and join the conversation on Twitter by following Andy (@VizWizBI) and Eva (@TriMyData) as well as the #MakeoverMonday community.
  • Architecting Streaming Analytics Apps for Rapid Business Value
    Architecting Streaming Analytics Apps for Rapid Business Value
    Sid Choudhury, VP Product, YugaByte Live 60 mins
    Real-time streaming applications are driving revenue growth in verticals such as retail, IoT, telecommunications, financial services and SaaS. However, architecting the data infrastructure that powers such applications for rapid business value remains a complex challenge.

    In this talk, we will review the key components of a streaming data pipeline and highlight the desired characteristics from each component in the context of reliability, scalability and performance.

    A real-world IoT Fleet Management application built on Confluent Kafka as the data ingestion layer, KSQL or Apache Spark as the stream processing layer, YugaByte DB as the operational data store and Spring Boot as the Analytics Dashboard framework will be used to demonstrate how the desired business goals can be achieved with ease.
  • How Machine Learning Acquisitions and Implementations Are Adding Value
    How Machine Learning Acquisitions and Implementations Are Adding Value
    Brenon Daly, Research Vice President, and Nick Patience, Founder & Research Vice President Live 60 mins
    Data is a company’s most-valuable resource, but only if the value can be unlocked. For most companies, Machine Learning is the key to unlocking that value. It may still be the early days for machine learning technologies, but nonetheless, companies are still making big strategic bets on how they are going to run their businesses in the coming era of smarter software, both in terms of acquisitions and implementation. For a comprehensive look at machine learning – covering everything from the technological underpinnings to the financial outcomes in the sector – join 451 Research’s Research Vice Presidents Brenon Daly and Nick Patience for a webinar on Dec. 12 at 11am ET as they make sense of the machine learning market including how some key tech acquirers are participating in the rapidly emerging market. Additionally, they’ll take a deep-dive into the machine learning technology itself, and how IT professionals are actually leveraging it.
  • IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Oil & Gas 2019 Predictions
    IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Oil & Gas 2019 Predictions
    Kevin Prouty, Vice President, IDC Energy Insights Live 60 mins
    In this IDC FutureScape presentation, the IDC Worldwide Oil & Gas team discusses the key predictions that will impact CIOs and IT professionals in the worldwide oil & gas industry over the next one to five years. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business executives will come away with guidance for managing the implications these predictions harbor for their IT investment priorities and implementation strategies.

    About IDC FutureScape
    IDC FutureScape reports are used to shape enterprise IT strategy and planning by providing a basic framework for evaluating IT initiatives in terms of their value to business strategy now and in the foreseeable future. IDC's FutureScapes are comprised of a set of predictions designed to identify a range of pending issues that CIOs and senior technology professionals will confront within a typical five-year business planning cycle. Each prediction is assessed based on its impact (a mix of cost and complexity to address) and time frame to expected stated adoption level.
  • The alchemy of data
    The alchemy of data
    Chris Wigget, Director Insights and Analytics, Britehouse a division of Dimension Data Recorded: Dec 12 2018 52 mins
    Information is the heart of the modern organisation. For many years now business intelligence has been at the forefront of taking data and attempting to turn it into actionable insights.

    The truth is that traditional business intelligence approaches are not able to provide the digital organisation with the level of insight that the modern business environment demands.

    In this talk we’ll examine how traditional business intelligence is failing the modern, agile organisation, how simply embracing ‘the next big thing’ can backfire, and why organisations find themselves in this situation.

    We’ll also show how advanced analytics can help companies escape the information swamp and start turning the data they have into the information they need.
  • Underground Cyber Threats: Social Engineering. From Staff to C-suite.
    Underground Cyber Threats: Social Engineering. From Staff to C-suite.
    Anthony St Clair and Farzad Seihoun Recorded: Dec 12 2018 40 mins
    This webinar will provide insight into what Verizon anticipates will be the most prolific cyber threats for 2019. Members of the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Team offer their outlook on social engineering trends for the next twelve months, summarizing thousands of man-hours spent in customer investigations, along with our dark web research, threat libraries, and identified cyber anomalies drawn from our vast IP network. We will explain how Verizon addresses these types of threats on behalf of our customers, and our top recommendations for ways that organizations can take proactive steps on their own to secure their network.
  • How to Rule Your Data World
    How to Rule Your Data World
    Jacqueline Bloemen, Senior Analyst BI (BARC) and Becky Smith, Sr. Product Marketing (Denodo) Recorded: Dec 12 2018 63 mins
    In a digital World data is really everywhere. It enables innovative use cases, optimizes internal processes and will significantly affect tomorrow´s businesses.

    The growing interconnectedness of people, companies, and devices has led us to a vast volume of data from an ever-widening variety of sources. This has resulted in the rising awareness of the necessity to implement a data strategy.

    In this webinar Jacqueline Bloemen, Senior Analyst BI at BARC and Becky Smith, Senior Marketing Manager at Denodo, provide an overview of the current state of data strategy and data governance initiatives from companies around the world, based on the findings of a recently conducted study.

    Key Questions this webinar will address:

    - What are the most striking benefits of data governance?
    - Which technological approaches are companies taking to control and provide data?
    - What are the critical success factors of effective data governance?


    Agenda:

    1) Introduction and Challenges (Denodo)
    2) Insights into the current state of data strategy and data governance initiatives (BARC)
    3) Key Takeaways
    4) Q&A
  • Best Practices for Cloud Deployment
    Best Practices for Cloud Deployment
    Natalie Fisher, senior product manager Recorded: Dec 11 2018 30 mins
    Cloud BI brings the promise of increased productivity and operational efficiency—and chances are high that sooner or later you will face a cloud migration. If you are thinking about moving your on-premises analytics deployment to the cloud, or starting your journey directly in the cloud and don't know where to begin, this session is for you. We will cover useful best practices for cloud deployment of TIBCO Spotfire®, including where to start and what you need to know about transitioning to the cloud.
  • Panel Discussion: The Road to a Data-Driven Business
    Panel Discussion: The Road to a Data-Driven Business
    Jen Stirrup, DataRelish; Gordon Tredgold, Leadership Principles LLC; Joanna Schloss; Lyndsay Wise, Information Builders Recorded: Dec 11 2018 62 mins
    Join Jenn Stirrup (Director, DataRelish), Gordon Tredgold (CEO & Founder, Leadership Principles LLC), Joanna Schloss (Data Expert) and Lyndsay Wise (Solution Director, Information Builders) as they discuss what it takes to take a business from needing analytics to leveraging analytics successfully.
  • How smart companies use voice and bots to get and keep more customers
    How smart companies use voice and bots to get and keep more customers
    Bharath Kadaba, Chief Innovation Officer, Intuit Recorded: Dec 11 2018 60 mins
    The landscape of voice and chatbot-to-customer interactions is blowing up. Whether it’s a trusted AI assistant like Alexa or Google Home, or an integrated voice or chatbot tool within a brand interface like Kayak’s customer service experience, customers are increasingly willing to engage with brands via voice chat.

    AI assistants are getting smarter, and becoming capable of helping consumers sort through the avalanche of choices available in every decision, from buying phone plans to toothbrushes. And your marketing efforts will have to shift priorities in a major way to capture the attention of these newly connected customers as assistants get smarter and customers learn they can rely on their results.

    To hear about actual voice chat use cases, the differences between integrated bots and AI assistants, and how to leverage voice and bots for amaze-and-delight experiences right now, don’t miss this VB Live event!

    Register here for free.

    Attend this webinar and learn:
    * How bots and voice are uniquely positioned to help customers make purchasing decisions
    * How brands can address the advantages of integrated bots and an AI trusted assistant like Alexa
    * The best ways to leverage voice and bots to optimize the customer experience
    * What's next for voice and bots

    Speakers:

    * Bharath Kadaba, Chief Innovation Officer, Intuit
    * Ryan Lester, Director, Customer Engagement Technologies, LogMein
    * Matthias Keller, Chief Scientist & SVP Technology, Kayak
    * Russ Tar, VP EMEA, Artificial Solutions
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Bold360 by LogMeIn
  • The No-BS Guide to Data Privacy in 2019 … and Beyond
    The No-BS Guide to Data Privacy in 2019 … and Beyond
    Kevin Moos, Kina Ratanjee, and Sarah Davis Recorded: Dec 11 2018 38 mins
    Now that data privacy has entered mainstream conversations around the world, some businesses are finding it difficult to separate fact from fiction — "Is an updated privacy policy all we really need?" "This company says their data tool will make us compliant — is that true?" "Can't I just use a survey to find out what we're doing with personal data?"

    Join Primitive Logic at our next webinar, where we'll bust the most common myths about data privacy as we show you how to adapt to the demands of our current environment and prepare for what lies ahead.

    You will learn:

    The most common myths around data privacy … and the real truth behind them
    How to build a foundation for alignment with present and future data privacy laws
    How to address the four key areas of data privacy compliance
    The realities of where technology products can help your compliance efforts
    Common challenges and pitfalls to avoid

    Speakers:

    Kevin Moos, President, Primitive Logic
    Kina Ratanjee, Delivery Director, Primitive Logic
    Sarah Davis, Senior Consultant, Primitive Logic
  • The 8 Biggest Mistakes IT Practitioners Make and How to Avoid Them
    The 8 Biggest Mistakes IT Practitioners Make and How to Avoid Them
    Kara Gillis Recorded: Dec 11 2018 34 mins
    You’ve heard about the top trends in IT - but how do you use this information to take meaningful action? How do you encourage collaboration between the business, developers, and operations? How do you up-level IT as a service provider that reduces manual processes and troubleshooting without context to focus on strategic initiatives that impact important KPIs? By avoiding these 8 mistakes IT practitioners makes!

    In this webinar, we’ll talk through avoiding:

    -Friction between IT and the business
    -Cumbersome and difficult root cause analysis
    -Not preparing for Incident response
    -And many others!

    You’ll walk away with an understanding of how to apply lessons learned to your own organization and operate maximum scale, and maybe how Splunk can help!
  • 5 Key Ingredients for Self-Service Success
    5 Key Ingredients for Self-Service Success
    Carl Allchin & Andy Kriebel, Asst. Head Coach & Head Coach (The Information Lab Data School); Eva Murray, Head of BI (Exasol) Recorded: Dec 11 2018 63 mins
    Carl Allchin (The Information Lab Data School) shares practical advices and real-life scenarios for developing a successful and sustainable self-service analytics environment.

    Carl has several years of experience as an analytics and BI consultant, coach and trainer. He focuses on operational improvement and customer experience measurement, two key components for any self-service strategy.

    Join us for this webinar and takeaway a number of tips, ideas and the pitfalls to avoid when setting up self-service BI in your organization.
  • IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart Cities and Communities 2019 Predictions
    IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart Cities and Communities 2019 Predictions
    Ruthbea Yesner, Vice President, Adelaide O'Brien, and Mark Zannoni, IDC Government Insights Recorded: Dec 11 2018 46 mins
    In this IDC FutureScape presentation, the IDC Worldwide Smart Cities team discusses the key predictions that will impact CIOs and IT professionals in the worldwide utilities industry over the one three to five years. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business executives will come away with guidance for managing the implications these predictions harbor for their IT investment priorities and implementation strategies.

    About IDC FutureScape
    IDC FutureScape reports are used to shape enterprise IT strategy and planning by providing a basic framework for evaluating IT initiatives in terms of their value to business strategy now and in the foreseeable future. IDC's FutureScapes are comprised of a set of predictions designed to identify a range of pending issues that CIOs and senior technology professionals will confront within a typical five-year business planning cycle. Each prediction is assessed based on its impact (a mix of cost and complexity to address) and time frame to expected stated adoption level.

    To learn more about IDC FutureScape 2019, please go to http://www.idc.com/events/FutureScape
  • Insights in the Cloud: Guiding Your Cloud Analytics and BI Strategy
    Insights in the Cloud: Guiding Your Cloud Analytics and BI Strategy
    Isabelle Nuage (Talend), Brajesh Goyal (Cavirin), Vincent Lam (Talend), Erin Junio (BrightTALK) Recorded: Dec 11 2018 62 mins
    Whether you're just starting your cloud analytics journey, or you're a seasoned veteran, the question remains: Is your cloud analytics strategy delivering the insights you need? This panel of experts will help you discover the right way to harness your cloud data to give your big data team the resources they need to make informed business decisions. From preventing your cloud data lakes from becoming data swamps, to scaling your cloud environment to accommodate all your data sources, learn how to activate your cloud BI strategy & achieve powerful analytics results

    About the Presenters

    Brajesh Goyal is an industry veteran in the hybrid cloud space, bringing to Cavirin more than 20 years of high tech engineering experience. He was the founder & CEO for ITAPP, a disruptive cloud management company that was purchased by ServiceNow in 2016. At Oracle, he defined the term “enterprise grid computing” (former name for cloud) and wrote books on the topic. He continued to lead initiatives for enterprise grid computing, virtualization, and cloud at NetApp. BG holds a Master's degree, in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Technology Degree in CS from the Indian Institute of Technology

    Isabelle Nuage is Director of Product Marketing at Talend. Her field of expertise include Data Integration, Big Data and Analytics. Isabelle brings 20+ years of experience in the software industry holding various leadership positions in product marketing at SAP & Business Objects. She holds a post graduate degree in computer science applied to GIS from the Pierre & Marie University in Paris, France

    Vincent Lam is Head of Cloud Product Marketing at Talend. Throughout his career he has held leadership roles in marketing, product management & product development involving innovative technology solutions to complex problems. Mr. Lam is author of several patents and his background includes innovation across technology firms, Wall St, & entrepreneurship
  • Smart Analytics: From data to decisions
    Smart Analytics: From data to decisions
    Doug Henschen, Principal Analyst, Constellation Research Recorded: Dec 7 2018 55 mins
    This webinar explores the evolution of self-service BI and the rise of smart analytics in the market, examining four key areas in which Tableau continues to invest: data prep, data analysis and discovery, natural language interactions, and predictive analytics - with Constellation Research Principal Analyst, Doug Henschen.

    Doug will also be joined by several members of the Tableau development team to discuss our vision for the future of smart analytics and how Tableau is helping to drive these features forward.
  • Building Professional Competencies for Information Management Practitioners
    Building Professional Competencies for Information Management Practitioners
    Chris Bradley Recorded: Dec 7 2018 44 mins
    Considering a career in Information Management?
    Already well established in the field?
    Want to build up information management capabilities in your organisation?

    It’s not only the “Information” skills that are essential, but the wider business and soft skills are vital for effective Data Management roles.

    This seminar will introduce the key issues of:
    • What key capabilities are necessary (and desirable) for IM professionals
    • What behaviours and attitudes should be exhibited
    • What are the roles necessary in a successful Information Management practice
    • What are the skills and skill levels required to fulfil those roles; and
    • Does Data Management certification help?
  • Hustle for the Win: Analytics for Political Campaign Success
    Hustle for the Win: Analytics for Political Campaign Success
    Joe Gallagher, Director of Data Science at Hustle and Erica Pearson, CSM at Periscope Data Recorded: Dec 6 2018 48 mins
    Many organizations use data to improve, however many sectors (including the political campaign space) have a much harder time capturing and analyzing data. Hustle is a texting tool that empowers organizations to have personal, human-to-human conversations at scale. Hustle has not only been able to leverage data to improve product experience, but has gone a step further to provide unique analytics opportunities for their customers.

    Join our webinar on Thursday, December 6 at 11 a.m. PT to hear Joe Gallagher, Director of Data Science at Hustle, discuss how Hustle is using analytics to empower organizations to engage their users and achieve desired actions.

    In this webinar, Joe will discuss:
    - What data challenges Hustle faces
    - How Hustle helps their customers track campaign performance against goals
    - How embedding analytics added value for Hustle’s customers
    - How Hustle uses data to improve product performance and customer outcomes
  • SD-WAN Best-of-Breed vs All-in-One: Which should you choose?
    SD-WAN Best-of-Breed vs All-in-One: Which should you choose?
    Dr. Jim Metzler and Joel Christner Recorded: Dec 6 2018 43 mins
    The WAN has been fundamentally upended by SD-WAN and IT decision makers now have to reconsider what the branch of today and tomorrow looks like. Do you choose a best-of-breed solution or do you settle on a solution that includes SD-WAN and other capabilities?

    Join our webinar to learn the pros and cons of each and which dimensions should power your decision.

    In this webinar, you will learn:

    * The similarities and differences between best-of-breed SD-WAN and all-in-one systems
    * Which challenges and complexities are either presented or remedied by each model
    * How best-of-breed SD-WAN and all-in-one systems affect long-term remote office architecture
    * And most importantly, which provides the most value in different circumstances

    SPEAKERS
    Dr. Jim Metzler is the Founder and Vice President at Ashton, Metzler & Associates. Dr. Metzler has worked in many positions in the networking industry. His current interests include Application Delivery, Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization.

    Joel Christner is the VP of Marketing at CloudGenix and has two decades of experience in building distributed systems, infrastructure, and application delivery.
  • Four Application Integration Methods Explained
    Four Application Integration Methods Explained
    Sherman Wood, Sr. Director Solutions Consultants WW Shane Swiderek, Product Marketing Manager Recorded: Dec 6 2018 65 mins
    Choosing the right type of analytics for your users is critical. Equally as important is how you deliver the right type of analytics to your users. To maximize the usefulness and adoption of analytics, businesses are increasingly embedding reports, dashboards, and visualizations into the applications that their users already know and love.

    There are a variety of methods that modern applications can use for embedding analytics, and each method comes with benefits and considerations. This webinar will go into depth on these embedding methodologies and help you decide which is best for your users and your application architecture.

    Topics Covered:
    -RESTful API for management and scheduling of objects
    -iFrame or HTTP API for embedding entire BI applications
    -Javascript API (visualize.js) for a seamless integration
    -Live demonstrations for each integration level
  • Operational Analytics Live TechTALK
    Operational Analytics Live TechTALK
    Emma McGrattan - SVP of Engineering and Pradeep Bhanot,- Director of Product Marketing, at Actian Recorded: Dec 6 2018 32 mins
    This TechTALK introduces the Operational Data Warehouse (ODW). Pradeep Bhanot will introduce the ODW and the Actian Vector analytics database. Emma McGrattan, SVP Engineering will provide an overview of key database technology that enable the ODW uses. Pradeep will close with a demonstration of the Windows edition.

    Viewers can ask questions during the event to be addressed during the live Q & A or by email following the event.
    Download the Evaluation Edition at https://www.actian.com/lp/try-vector/
  • Tips for Developing a Testing Strategy for DevOps Success
    Tips for Developing a Testing Strategy for DevOps Success
    Ryan Yackel, Director of Product, QASymphony Recorded: Dec 6 2018 56 mins
    To achieve rapid time-to-market, businesses have embraced DevOps, which places a premium on speed and efficiency. But speed is not the only measure of DevOps success. To release better software faster, enterprises must optimize testing strategy and embed a culture of quality within their DevOps processes.

    In this webinar, you will learn:

    - How BDD can transform QA from a bottleneck to a speed enabler
    - How to integrate quality and increase visibility throughout the SDLC
    - How to help your VPs and Directors gauge the success of their current quality initiatives
  • IDC Canada Predictions 2019
    IDC Canada Predictions 2019
    Lars Goransson and Tony Olvet Recorded: Dec 6 2018 51 mins
    IDC Canada's Lars Goransson and Tony Olvet present our key technology predictions for Canada that will impact every enterprise's ability to grow and compete over the next 18-36 months.

    This 45-minute webcast will unveil 10 key predictions across three main themes: business innovation, accelerated infrastructure, and the future of work. From artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), to cybersecurity and digital identities, technology continues to shape business in every sector of the economy. How will these IT trends impact your organization and your customers?

    IDC’s predictions web conferences provide the vision and insight needed to navigate the rapidly changing landscape. We will draw on IDC’s industry-defining research as a foundation of our outlook and guidance to business and technology leaders in Canada.
  • Splunk's Machine Learning Toolkit: Technical Deep Dive
    Splunk's Machine Learning Toolkit: Technical Deep Dive
    Andrew Stein Recorded: Dec 6 2018 47 mins
    In this first of two deep dive Machine Learning Toolkit (MLTK) webinars you will see Splunk’s MLTK in action. We will use the showcase examples in the MLTK and perform a technical demonstration of the MLTK’s user interface-supported algorithms using Splunk’s Search Processing Language (SPL) to create and operationalize machine learning models for any custom use case. You will learn:

    - How to use the components of the MLTK
    - How can you combine any MLTK Assistants
    - How can you use the MLTK with any search
  • Accelerate Cloud Analytics Modernization with AWS, Tableau and Informatica
    Accelerate Cloud Analytics Modernization with AWS, Tableau and Informatica
    Greg Khairallah, AWS - Vaidy Krishnan, Tableau - Andrew McIntyre, Informatica - Deepak Rameswarpu, Informatica Dec 12 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Register to learn how Amazon Redshift, Tableau, and Informatica can unleash your data for modern analytics

    Creating a modern cloud analytics infrastructure to enable better data-driven decision making is a critical goal of organizations today. Business and technical leaders want to better utilize their data assets to power their company’s digital transformations. Being able to make all of your data from across cloud and on-premise system easily available through self-service can accelerate your cloud analytics modernization journey and make your organization’s analytics more agile.

    A modern cloud analytics platform can address many challenges, including:

    · How to automate the integration and staging of all critical data, no matter its type, from across the organization
    · How to make discovery and profiling of integrated data available to analysts via self-service
    · How to fuel a scalable cloud data warehouse with all of the data necessary for analytics
    · How to quickly analyze together any data from across the organization
    · How to speed the identification data assets to be migrated to AWS

    Leveraging best-in-class technology for cloud analytics can address these challenges and provide a platform for more effective and efficient analytics throughout your organization.

    To speed customer journeys to analytics in the cloud, Informatica has teamed up with Tableau and AWS to create a pre-integrated joint solution. This solution combines Informatica data cataloging, data integration, and management, data warehousing with Amazon Redshift and visual analytics with Tableau. In this webinar, we will discuss the joint solution and provide a demo of how you can get started.
  • Reap the Rewards of Digital Transformation with AI-Driven Analytics
    Reap the Rewards of Digital Transformation with AI-Driven Analytics
    Sean Zinsmeister, Head of Product Marketing, ThoughtSpot & Angela Hooper, Dir, Solutions Engineering, ThoughtSpot Dec 12 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Today every industry is feeling the effects of the Digital Transformation brought about by disruptive technologies like the AI, Cloud, Internet of Things, Blockchain, and Microservices. While some enterprises are already benefiting from these new technologies, many are overwhelmed and struggle to transform all of these new digital signals into business value.

    Join us to learn how to:
    * Embrace digital transformation while defending against digital native competition
    * Monetize your data and enhance the customer experience with Search & AI
    * Increase data access and data fluency across your organization
    * Reduce decision latency and accelerate response times
  • Bridging the online and offline marketing gap
    Bridging the online and offline marketing gap
    Mark Coffey, SVP of Strategic Partnerships, GasBuddy Dec 12 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    While companies have been ditching traditional marketing methods in their race to capture the online-savvy millennials, no one is on their phone 24/7, and delivering brand messages out in the world is still vital to capturing mindshare.

    Those first-gen marketing methods, including outdoor, tv, direct mail, and more, are still valuable and essential to building a stronger bottom line, especially when integrated as a vital part of an overarching marketing campaign, firing on all cylinders. That’s easier than ever, because traditional doesn’t mean old-school and analog anymore, and innovations in marketing technology don’t only apply to your online channels. You can apply your martech capabilities not just for tracking, measurement, and attribution, but to keep tabs on omnichannel competitor strategies, design the most effective campaign copy in every arena, create the most impactful rollouts between all your channels and more.

    To find out how to integrate offline marketing channels with your online efforts, how marketing technology can bring those traditional methods into the twenty-first century, and more, don’t miss this VB Live event!

    Registration is free.

    Attend this webinar and learn:
    * How to use martech to digitize offline channels
    * How to integrate traditional marketing efforts into their newer tech-driven marketing stack
    * The importance of combining online and offline marketing
    * How to track offline conversions

    Speakers:
    * Evan Jones, CMO, Fender
    * Mark Coffey, SVP of Strategic Partnerships, GasBuddy
    * Myllisa Patterson, Senior Director, Event Cloud Marketing, Cvent
    * Shannon Ryan, Head of Marketing, CI&T
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Cvent
  • Business Transformation with Machine Learning and AI Use Cases on Google Cloud
    Business Transformation with Machine Learning and AI Use Cases on Google Cloud
    Manju Devadas, CEO, Pluto7 Dec 12 2018 5:00 pm UTC 59 mins
    In this webinar the audience will learn how Machine Learning and AI is being adopted in the real-world working with Google.

    Google uses 4000+ machine learning models to run everything from their search engine, to Gmail and much more. The same infrastructure is now being used across multiple industries like supply chain, retail, manufacturing, and health care, to solve a myriad of problems like:

    - Improving the taste of beer
    - Beating humans in forecast accuracy
    - Driving delivery of fresher fruits and helping online retailers reduce inventory carrying costs by over 50%
    - and much, much more.

    All this is being accomplished in ways that were never imagined before using machine learning and AI technology.

    In this webinar we will walk you through how customers of all sizes are going through this digital transformation and how these results signal a huge wave ahead for businesses worldwide.

    Manju Devadas is CEO of Pluto7, a Google “Global Breakthrough Partner of the Year” finalist company focused on Machine Learning and AI. At Pluto7, Manju utilizes his 17+ years of experience in predictive analytics to transform business on Google Cloud Provider (GCP). He believes that the next 10 years will be the age of machines and companies like Google and Pluto7 are early adopters.
  • Master today's regulations and be prepared for tomorrow’s: OFAC includes bitcoin
    Master today's regulations and be prepared for tomorrow’s: OFAC includes bitcoin
    Moderator: Jose Caldera, Chief of Product and Marketing, IdentityMind Dec 12 2018 6:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    The Office of Foreign Assets and Control (OFAC) included, for the first time, virtual currency addresses as part of the description of individuals in the SDN list. This is the first time any regulatory body has added specific virtual currency addresses to any sanctions list. This will represent a challenge to financial institutions, FinTECH, and every organization having to screen for OFAC lists, as a result of the inherent properties of virtual currencies and the broad reach of OFAC.

    In this webinar, David Murray, VP of Products and Services at FIN, an expert in sanctions screening and virtual currencies, and IdentityMind’s product team leadership will discuss the background behind this decision, what it means for regulated institutions, what we can expect in the future, and more importantly how to ensure that your program is up to date for compliance.

    Panelist: David Murray, VP Products and Services, Financial Integrity Network
    Neal Reiter, Director of Product, Virtual Currencies and Tokens, IdentityMind
  • Kubernetes & Conda: The Machine Learning Killer Combo
    Kubernetes & Conda: The Machine Learning Killer Combo
    Elizabeth Winkler, Director of Product Management @ Anaconda Dec 12 2018 7:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    The rush to adopt machine learning practices has become ubiquitous in every industry. Enterprise data scientists want their AI models to be deployed into production to propel their organizations forward. Meanwhile, IT is looking for ways to enable their data scientists to build, train, and deploy their models in a way that does not compromise the security of their organizations, while making efficient use of resources like costly GPU clusters.

    Anaconda, the creator of Conda, has adopted Kubernetes as the standard for building and deploying ML models at speed and scale in Anaconda Enterprise. Learn why in this presentation from Anaconda Director of Product Management Elizabeth Winkler.

    Elizabeth Winkler has devoted her career to building SaaS products that leverage natural language processing and machine learning to extract meaning out of massive amounts of data. She is currently the Director of Product Management at Anaconda, the most popular Python data science platform. Previously, she built products at Atlassian, Salesforce, Spredfast, and a medley of startups.

    Elizabeth was born and raised in Mexico City and has lived in Paris, Milan, and San Francisco before calling Austin home. She is an avid world traveler and a polyglot fluent in English, French, and Spanish and quasi-fluent in Italian.
  • Fast Operational Analytics are the Future of Business Intelligence
    Fast Operational Analytics are the Future of Business Intelligence
    Mike Gualtieri, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Pradeep Bhanot, Director of Product Marketing, at Actian Dec 12 2018 8:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Businesses must operate in the moment to maintain their competitive advantage. To do this they need fresh operational insights. In this presentation Mike Gualtieri, our guest speaker will share his views on the requirements for next-generation data warehouses. Pradeep Bhanot will describe how an Operational Data Warehouse (ODW) can deliver fresh analytics.

    About the presenters:

    Mike Gualtieri, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research

    Mike's research focuses on software technologies, platforms, and practices that enable technology professionals to deliver digital transformations that lead to prescient digital experiences and breakthrough operational efficiency. His key technology coverage areas are AI, machine learning, deep learning, AI chips and systems, digital decisions, streaming analytics, prescriptive analytics, big data analytical platforms and tools (Hadoop/Spark/Flink; translytical databases), optimization, and emerging technologies that make software faster and smarter. Mike is also a leading expert on the intersection of business strategy, artificial intelligence, and innovation.

    Pradeep Bhanot, Director of Product Marketing, at Actian

    Pradeep’s focus at Actian is on analytic database solutions. Pradeep has worked with databases since 1984, starting with IBM VSAM, SQL/DS and DB2. Over 13 years at Oracle Pradeep held several technical and business roles. Since 2002 Pradeep has been working with Microsoft SQL Server and Actian’s Vector columnar, in-memory analytic database.
  • Automating Apache Kafka
    Automating Apache Kafka
    Ben Slater, Chief Product Officer, Instaclustr Dec 12 2018 10:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Instaclustr recently extended their managed service for Apache Cassandra to include support for Apache Kafka, this presentation will walk through the key challenges and lessons learned in extending Instaclustr’s provisioning and management system for Kafka.

    Specific details will include: benchmarking, choosing appropriate cloud provider configurations, and security configuration.
  • Containers: accelerating your move to a next-gen, on-demand digital data centre
    Containers: accelerating your move to a next-gen, on-demand digital data centre
    Nathan Vandenberg, General Manager – Data Centre, Dimension Data & Sean Bedford, Cloud Engineer, Google Dec 12 2018 11:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Your enterprise is on a journey to become an on-demand digital business. Your data centre must be able to adapt and scale to achieve your desired digital outcomes. Emerging technology such as containers can unlock a myriad of operational and cost benefits to accelerate your move to a next-generation data centre.

    A 451 Research report commissioned by Dimension Data* found that 52% of enterprises are using container technology to transform that way work is done in their data centre.

    Containers solve the problem of portability and getting software to operate reliably when moved from one computing environment to another. In a next-generation data centre, containers achieve benefits including automation of workload provisioning, ability to scale and orchestration across technology.

    Join Dimension Data and Google on this webinar to find out how your business can take advantage of the opportunities presented by containers. We’ll discuss how containers work, the difference between virtualisation and containers, existing barriers in this space, how you can extend containers to the cloud and the benefits for your business.
  • Cisco Unified Communications Troubleshooting December 2018
    Cisco Unified Communications Troubleshooting December 2018
    Senior solutions Engineer APAC, Africa, Middle East Dec 13 2018 6:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Join our APAC Cisco Unified Communications webinar, hosted by an IR Solutions Engineer with live Q&A.
  • Winning Omnichannel Opportunities for Retailers in the Middle East
    Winning Omnichannel Opportunities for Retailers in the Middle East
    Mike Nasreddin, Sales Director - MEA, Openbravo Dec 13 2018 8:00 am UTC 60 mins
    In this webinar we argue that while the environment for retailers in the Middle East has changed in recent years, the attractions for both local and multinational retailers remain largely undiminished.
  • Tear down barriers for a stronger cyber defence with DNS
    Tear down barriers for a stronger cyber defence with DNS
    Gary Cox - Systems Engineering Manager, UK and Ireland - Infoblox Dec 13 2018 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Businesses today are under an unprecedented level of pressure to ensure they get the balance between agility and security. Enterprise mobility and BYOD has meant there is a vast number of network and security devices – all generating their own incidents, but they don’t always share information.

    According to the ESG research report on Security Operations Challenges, Priorities and Strategies in 2017, keeping up with the volume of security alerts and lack of integration between different security tools are the biggest challenges related to security. Organisations are investing heavily in automation/orchestration of incident response to improve collaboration, prioritize alerts and shorten time for incident response.

    Join Infoblox on December13th to understand how you can enrich your security product stack with the power of IPAM & DNS. The topics we will cover include:

    • Provide better visibility across your entire network and remove silos
    • Improve agility and automate IT workflows
    • Enable faster remediation to threats

    Please join Infoblox for this key discussion on the integrated ecosystem -- taking your organisation to the next level of security.
  • Marketplace & Data Virtualization: révolutionnez accès & gestion de vos données
    Marketplace & Data Virtualization: révolutionnez accès & gestion de vos données
    Sihem Merah, Ingénieure avant-vente, Denodo Dec 13 2018 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Avec les volumes énormes de données brassés par les entreprises aujourd’hui et la multiplicité des sources de données, comment savoir quelles données sont disponibles pour l’analyse ? Comment puis-je y accéder ? La donnée est-elle de qualité et la plus pertinente ?

    Pour répondre à ces questions, une solution : mettre en place une Data Services Marketplace, un lieu unique où utilisateurs métier comme développeurs peuvent rechercher et accéder aux données mises à leur disposition en tant que service. Les bénéfices sont multiples : meilleure agilité, data intégration et quality.

    Dans ce webinar, nous vous expliquerons pourquoi et comment, à l’instar de clients comme Anadarko et Guardian Life, votre entreprise peut la mettre en place et en bénéficier.

    Les points clés abordés :

    - Qu’est-ce qu’une data marketplace. Les bénéfices à la loupe.

    - La Data Virtualization comme fondement de la data marketplace: comment elle assure la connectivité à vos sources de données, l’abstraction et la modélisation de vue métier

    - Les points d’attention : sécurité et confidentialité, performance et qualité, data gouvernance

    - Cas clients : Anadarko (compagnie pétrolière américaine) et Guardian Life (4ème plus grosse mutuelle de santé américaine). Comment ils ont créé leurs data services marketplaces en utilisant la data virtualization

    - Démo : Comme dans Google ou Amazon, recherchez, explorez, validez et requêtez les jeux de données disponibles dans votre entreprise, tout en respectant la sécurité
  • ¿Por qué deberías pensar en un data lake virtual?
    ¿Por qué deberías pensar en un data lake virtual?
    Anastasio Molano, Senior VP. Denodo Dec 13 2018 10:00 am UTC 75 mins
    ¿Qué es un data lake virtual y qué ventajas ofrece a los usuarios de negocio y a los data scientists?

    Las arquitecturas lógicas (basadas en la conexión a los repositorios de información y no en la replicación masiva de datos), son la evolución natural del ecosistema analítico moderno, según los principales analistas de la industria.

    En este webinar presentamos el concepto del data lake virtual, una arquitectura lógica en la que el data lake tradicional expande sus capacidades al funcionar en conjunto con una capa de abstracción basada en virtualización de datos.

    El data lake virtual aporta flexibilidad, acelera los proyectos de Big Data en la organización y mejora la gobernanza de datos. Además, puede ser utilizado por más variedad de usuarios y no solo los científicos de datos.

    Descubre cómo convertir un data lake en el sistema de provisión del dato y maximizar los beneficios para toda la empresa.
  • Discover Augmented Intelligence leveraging Human-Centric AI-Just Ask MondoBrain!
    Discover Augmented Intelligence leveraging Human-Centric AI-Just Ask MondoBrain!
    Kathryn Inscoe, Sales Executive & Six Sigma Green Belt | David Park, Technology Engineer & Data Scientist Dec 13 2018 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    MondoBrain invented Enterprise Augmented Intelligence (EAI), human-centric and explainable Artificial Intelligence, that unlocks & leverages Human and Collective Intelligence empowering organizations and individuals to make optimal performance decisions with undisputed consensus and transparency. With MondoBrain's revolutionary hypothesis-free Algorithm, using algebraic-geometry, it uniquely extracts the critical drivers and ranges that have the strongest impact on any given Key Performance Indicator (KPI). Understand how you can impact every line of your P&L, gain a competitive advantage and empower all decision makers by using MondoBrain's video game like simplistic user interface to view KPI Trees & Intelligent Dashboard on-demand with implementation in less than a week. This is Next Level Intelligence! To make critical and impactful operational decisions, Just Ask MondoBrain!
  • 4 Steps to Drive Customer Lifetime Value & Gain Real-Time Behavior Intelligence
    4 Steps to Drive Customer Lifetime Value & Gain Real-Time Behavior Intelligence
    Yaacov Ben-Yaacov, CEO, Catch Media Dec 13 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In today’s competitive content services space (including music, OTT, eBooks and other licensed content), traditional telcos, content owners and content distributors must compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, Facebook and other new economy companies to attract and retain customers. Join our latest Data Disruptors webcast to hear how Catch Media is helping traditional players drive revenue and gain deep customer insights so they can compete in the new world of cord-cutting and over the top and digital content technologies.

    Yaacov Ben-Yaacov, CEO of Catch Media, will show how his company enables content owners and distributors to achieve 50%+ increase in engagement through the segmentation of end consumers into distinct audiences that can be targeted in near real-time with messaging and recommendations personalized to their content consumption behavior.

    On this webcast you’ll learn:
    • Key market trends and challenges facing traditional telcos, pay TV operators, digital content service providers and content owners
    • 4 steps needed to engage consumers, drive lifetime value and increase revenue
    • Why Catch Media chose Vertica for scale, performance, and flexibility
    • How businesses that embed Vertica can deliver higher value to customers
  • Trends in 2019: Using AI and IoT to Make the World a Better Place
    Trends in 2019: Using AI and IoT to Make the World a Better Place
    Wael Elrifai, VP for Solution Engineering, Hitachi Vantara Dec 13 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Wael Elrifai, co-author of the book, “The Future of IoT”, shares his experience of recent changes in IoT technology, new terminology, and the complex challenges of scaling from sensor technologies to whole smart cities. Wael also explains how his passion for sustainable development and innovation come together to achieve good.
  • What You Must Know to Build AI Systems That Understand Natural Language
    What You Must Know to Build AI Systems That Understand Natural Language
    David Talby, CTO at Pacific AI Dec 13 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    New AI solutions in question answering, chatbots, structured data extraction, text generation, and inference all require deep understanding of the nuances of human language. David Talby shares challenges, risks, and best practices for building NLU-based systems, drawing on examples and case studies from products and services built by Fortune 500 companies and startups over the past six years. David also highlights some of the differences between language understanding and other machine learning and deep learning applications.

    Topics include:

    - What gave natural language understanding its reputation as an “AI complete” problem
    - The many languages we speak every day and the resulting need to train domain-specific NLP models for most systems
    - The evolution from “traditional” machine learning and information retrieval techniques to current state-of-the-art systems, covering both the “simple” parts of common NLP Q&A or bot solutions and where “advanced” AI fits in
    - Guidelines to architecting a system that trains and serves large, current, accurate domain-specific NLP models using open source software

    David Talby is a chief technology officer at Pacific AI, helping fast-growing companies apply big data and data science techniques to solve real-world problems in healthcare, life science, and related fields. David has extensive experience in building and operating web-scale data science and business platforms, as well as building world-class, Agile, distributed teams. Previously, he was with Microsoft’s Bing Group, where he led business operations for Bing Shopping in the US and Europe, and worked at Amazon both in Seattle and the UK, where he built and ran distributed teams that helped scale Amazon’s financial systems. David holds a PhD in computer science and master’s degrees in both computer science and business administration.
  • An Epic Journey: Improving EHRs with Trusted Data at BJC Healthcare
    An Epic Journey: Improving EHRs with Trusted Data at BJC Healthcare
    Nathan Rain, Group Manager, Data Governance & Master Data Management, BJC Center for Clinical Excellence (CCE) Dec 13 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    BJC Healthcare is one of the largest nonprofit health care integrated delivery organizations in the country. In 2016, BJC embarked on a journey to replace multiple instances and multiple types of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems with a new single EMR with Epic.

    Nathan Rain, Group Manager of Data Governance & Master Data Management at BJC Healthcare, led a team that defined the path to create a trusted golden record across its 15 hospitals, five service organizations, and hundreds of outreach services for residents. Along this journey, Nathan learned a number of valuable lessons including how to:

    •Set the objective and explain the need to ensure executive buy-in
    •Create a single trusted view of Provider data from multiple sources
    •Avoid pitfalls and define optimization criteria in Epic that drives adoption
    •Automate processes and achieve high levels of efficiency with existing resources

    Join Nathan and Informatica in this webinar to learn more about the value and power of master data management and data governance to fuel trusted data in healthcare.
  • Building Your First Report With Jaspersoft
    Building Your First Report With Jaspersoft
    Gene Arnold, Sr. Solutions Consultant, TIBCO Software Shane Swiderek, Product Marketing Manager, TIBCO Software Dec 13 2018 6:00 pm UTC 63 mins
    Are you building a report for a summer school project? For a mission-critical financial or healthcare system? For fun?

    Regardless of your end-goal, knowing how to build a report is the first prerequisite to distributing information effectively to your fellow humans. Modern reporting opens the door to using data from the latest data sources, creating beautiful visualizations, and sharing your creations using smart and powerful distribution methods.

    Join us to learn the essentials of creating a report with TIBCO Jaspersoft® embedded BI. In this session, we’ll share best practices and provide live tutorials on:

    Connecting to your data
    Adding report components & visualizations
    Formatting and styling your report
    Sharing your report with others
  • Delivering Self-Service Analytics and Discovery from your Data Lake
    Delivering Self-Service Analytics and Discovery from your Data Lake
    Jorge Villamariona, Qubole Dec 13 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    As corporations augment their corporate data warehouses and data marts with cloud data lakes in order to support new big data requirements, the question about how to grant governed access to those data lakes becomes more pressing. Certainly, capturing new and different types of data is important but deriving value from those datasets remains the ultimate goal.

    Whether or not the data lake consumers write SQL or leverage 3rd party BI and visualization tools, what matters is that they can continue to be productive using the skills and tools they already know. The difference is that now those tools and skills should be used with back-end engines that can can help them quickly sift through petabytes of data and at the same time provide support for fast interactive queries.

    This means that in order for those data lake investments to succeed it is important for data admins to provide: SQL access to all authorized data, support for BI tools, cross-team collaboration capabilities, and governed self-service.

    In this webinar we will cover:
    - Data collaboration and access using SQL
    - Tools that enable fast self-service for different teams
    - Considerations for choosing the right SQL back-end for your use case
  • Tools and Techniques to Accelerate Your Modern BI Strategy
    Tools and Techniques to Accelerate Your Modern BI Strategy
    Cory Minton CEO BigDataBeard; Pratik Verma CEO BlueTalon; Will McKnight CEOMcKnight Consulting; Rob Antczak CTOPowerAdvocate Dec 13 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The data revolution has resulted in a seemingly endless variety of tools and techniques designed to extract insights from big data and gain a decisive competitive edge in the marketplace. Many successful organizations across major industries like Financial Services, Healthcare and Retail, now analyze the data generated by everyday business activities and use the resulting insights to inform critical business decisions.

    Tune in to learn more about how industry leaders are becoming Modern BI powerhouses and get expert panelist advice on how to accelerate your own business intelligence and analytics strategy in 2019 and beyond.

    Moderator:
    Cory Minton, Principal Systems Engineer at Dell EMC and Founder & CEO of Big Data Beard

    Panelists:
    Pratik Verma CEO of BlueTalon
    William McKnight CEO of McKnight Consulting
    Rob Antczak, CTO of PowerAdvocate
  • Operational Analytics Live TechTALK
    Operational Analytics Live TechTALK
    Emma McGrattan - SVP of Engineering and Pradeep Bhanot,- Director of Product Marketing, at Actian Dec 13 2018 6:00 pm UTC 32 mins
    This TechTALK introduces the Operational Data Warehouse (ODW). Pradeep Bhanot will introduce the ODW and the Actian Vector analytics database. Emma McGrattan, SVP Engineering will provide an overview of key database technology that enable the ODW uses. Pradeep will close with a demonstration of the Windows edition.

    Viewers can ask questions during the event to be addressed during the live Q & A or by email following the event.
    Download the Evaluation Edition at https://www.actian.com/lp/try-vector/