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  • To Petabytes and Beyond! High-Performance Red Hat Ceph Storage with SanDisk® To Petabytes and Beyond! High-Performance Red Hat Ceph Storage with SanDisk® Venkat Kolli, Director Product Marketing, SanDisk; Brent Compton, Director Storage Solution Architectures, Red Hat Storage Recorded: Jul 27 2016 60 mins
    Worried that storage infrastructure can’t support petabyte growth or next-generation workloads? Do you want to move more workloads to the cloud to help reduce costs and enable new opportunities for your business? If so, this webinar is for you!

    Red Hat Ceph storage is a massively scalable (we’re talking petabytes and beyond), software-defined storage solution that delivers unified storage (block, file, object) for your cloud environment. However, the challenge with PB scale, is maintaining high-performance and data center efficiency. That’s where Red Hat and SanDisk come to play!

    Red Hat and SanDisk have partnered to deliver a Ceph-tested, Red Hat approved, and SanDisk flash-accelerated solution that delivers extreme performance, boundless scale, efficiency, and resiliency for Ceph and OpenStack environments. In this webinar Brent Compton of Red Hat and Venkat Kolli of SanDisk will discuss:
    •Challenges faced within cloud environments
    •Benefits of Red Hat Ceph for file, block and object storage
    •Benefits of Running Ceph on the InfiniFlash™ System
    •Configuration and use-cases

    Don't let limitations stop you, and imagine the impossible today. To petabytes and beyond!
  • Data in Motion: It All Starts With Ingestion Data in Motion: It All Starts With Ingestion Gordon Hung, Account Executive at DataTorrent Recorded: Jul 27 2016 16 mins
    Ingesting and extracting data from Hadoop can be a frustrating, time consuming activity for many enterprises. DataTorrent Data Ingestion is a standalone big data application that simplifies the collection, aggregation and movement of large amounts of data to and from Hadoop for a more efficient data processing pipeline. DataTorrent Data
    Ingestion makes configuring and running Hadoop data ingestion and data extraction a point and click process enabling a smooth, easy path to your Hadoop-based big data project.
  • Cloud Adoption Trends in Financial Services: Are You Ready for the Future? Cloud Adoption Trends in Financial Services: Are You Ready for the Future? Nucleus Research, Salesforce and Informatica Recorded: Jul 27 2016 53 mins
    From Main Street banking to Wall Street investing, the financial services industry is being disrupted by digital, social, and mobile innovation. Join Nucleus Research, Salesforce and Informatica as they discuss the most disruptive trends in the financial services industry and how financial institutions are leveraging these trends to gain a competitive advantage.

    In this webinar, we will discuss:
    ·How market forces and changing demographics present new opportunities and risks for financial institutions

    ·Who’s adopting new technologies to mitigate risks and exploit new markets

    ·How different types of data sources are being leveraged as a strategic asset by a new generation of wealth managers
  • Banks Gone Digital: Card Analytics - A Webinar on How to Use ‘Em Banks Gone Digital: Card Analytics - A Webinar on How to Use ‘Em Kambiz Asrar Haghighi, Marc Borbas Recorded: Jul 27 2016 51 mins
    Credit and debit card transactions are one of the richest sources of customer analytics data in the banking and financial services field. But this data is commonly under-utilized. During this webinar, we will take a look at the value of card transaction data, and share some custom-built visualizations designed to help you:

    - Track card performance across all banking channels (POS, ATM, Branch, Online and Mobile)
    - Detect fraudulent card usage trends and EMV fallback issues
    - Understand customer card usage and cross-channel behavior
    - Reduce card program cannibalization
    - Analyze merchant and merchant category influencers on your card portfolio and know where revenues are coming from
  • The New Frontier: How IoT is Changing Business As We Know It The New Frontier: How IoT is Changing Business As We Know It Theresa Bui Revon, Head of Enterprise Product Marketing, IoT Cloud Business Unit, Cisco Jasper Recorded: Jul 26 2016 46 mins
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is empowering businesses with unprecedented ways to serve customers, rapidly solve problems, and optimize operations. Using IoT, savvy companies are transforming their products to enable the delivery of connected services that deliver new customer experiences and unlock new sources of revenue.

    From enabling leaders in agribusiness to increase crop yields, to amplifying connected car innovation, Cisco Jasper Control Center cloud platform powers more than 5,000 companies in dozens of industries. Leveraging learnings from a decade of IoT experience, we’ll look at how real-world businesses are using IoT innovation to capture their share of this multi-billion-dollar opportunity.

    Key takeaways:

    - How IoT helps you drive successful business outcomes

    - Best practices for accelerating your IoT service business

    - Lessons from leaders that can help you work smarter and scale faster
  • Successful Governance Involves More Than Data Access Successful Governance Involves More Than Data Access Peter Sprague, VP Product Marketing Recorded: Jul 26 2016 47 mins
    True governance covers numerous aspects of the business intelligence environment – not just who has access to what data but how reports, dashboards, and other content is managed. This webinar will discuss challenges organizations commonly run into and how successful governance programs must not only correctly identify all of these aspects, but understand how they all fit together.
  • Using Predictive Analytics to optimize Application operations: Can you dig it? Using Predictive Analytics to optimize Application operations: Can you dig it? Lesley-Anne Wilson, Group Product Rollout & Support Engineer, Digicel Group Recorded: Jul 22 2016 23 mins
    Many studies have been done on the benefits of Predictive Analytics on customer engagement in order to change customer behaviour. However, the side less romanticized is the benefit to IT operations as it is sometimes difficult to turn the focus from direct revenue impacting gain to the more indirect revenue gains that can come from optimization and pro-active issue resolution.

    I will be speaking, from an application operations engineers perspective, on the benefits to the business of using Predictive Analytics to optimize applications.
  • Finding Cures for Cancer with Big Data Genomic Analysis Finding Cures for Cancer with Big Data Genomic Analysis Dr. Fritz Schinkel, Head of Fujitsu's Big Data Competence Center Recorded: Jul 22 2016 55 mins
    The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) uses self-service big data analytics to radically improve the genomic research process. Their new insights have allowed them to identify better treatment plans for cancer patients.

    During this one-hour on-demand webinar, Dr. Fritz Schinkel, head of Fujitsu’s Big Data Competence Center and a Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer, discusses how the combined Datameer and Fujitsu platform helps the DKFZ:
    --Perform deeper analysis on raw datasets representing millions of genomic positions without requiring data reduction techniques that can compromise results
    --Dramatically reduce the time it takes to analyze raw genomic datasets for each patient to speed creating patient treatments
  • Predictive and Prescriptive Power Discovery from Fast, Wide, Deep Big Data Predictive and Prescriptive Power Discovery from Fast, Wide, Deep Big Data Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton Recorded: Jul 22 2016 45 mins
    I will summarize the stages of analytics maturity that lead an organization from traditional reporting (descriptive analytics: hindsight), through predictive analytics (foresight), and into prescriptive analytics (insight). The benefits of big data (especially high-variety data) will be demonstrated with simple examples that can be applied to significant use cases.

    The goal of data science in this case is to discover predictive power and prescriptive power from your data collections, in order to achieve optimal decisions and outcomes.
  • The Foundation of Data Quality The Foundation of Data Quality Charlie Piper - CEO and Dan Ortega - VP of Marketing Recorded: Jul 22 2016 5 mins
    Blazent's CEO, Charlie Piper and Dan Ortega introduce the company strategy, vision and it's value to customer's and MSP partners. Together, Charlie and Dan describe how Blazent's platform finds the the most accurate data to improve decision manking in IT and beyond.
  • CMO Checklist: Why brands should engage with bots CMO Checklist: Why brands should engage with bots Jon Cifuentes, Analyst, VentureBeat Recorded: Jul 21 2016 56 mins
    A few years ago, kik might have seemed like just another messaging app. Today it boasts 275 million users and its very own Bot Shop a platform for companies like Sephora and Weather.com to display their bot prowess. More and more smart companies are sitting up and paying attention, as Yahoo, Facebook, and others get into the messaging bot game.

    Today most bots center around the conversational interface offered by Facebook Messenger and the likes of kik, but who knows what tomorrow might mean?

    Join our VB Live event as our panel of experts talks about what smart companies know about bots. From messaging to shopping, bots are increasingly part of the business landscape.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn to:

    * Understand the importance of bots to brands
    * Know bot landscape and what it means for your business
    * Recognize the potential synergies and pitfalls between bots and brands


    * Paul Gray, Director of Platform Services, Kik
    * Jon Cifuentest, Analyst, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register for this free executive leadership live event today!

    Sponsored by ArcTouch
  • Finding Hidden Value in Your Customer Data Finding Hidden Value in Your Customer Data Danny Worthen, Systems Engineer, SAS; Natalie Osborn, Marketing Consultant, SAS; Mike Sokoloff, Senior Account Executive, SAS Recorded: Jul 21 2016 54 mins
    Every contact the guest or patron has with your operation is an opportunity to foster loyalty, leading to increased visits and on-property spending. Technology captures details of these interactions, but disparate systems in multiple touch points across hotels and casino make accessing and integrating guest profiles extremely challenging. In this session we will learn how Gaming and Hospitality companies can leverage their hidden data assets to understand their most valuable customers. Join us for a hands-on look at how to get the most value from your data.
  • Save More Than 50 Percent on Your Migration to Cloud by Rightsizing Save More Than 50 Percent on Your Migration to Cloud by Rightsizing Chris Schin, Vice President, Products Recorded: Jul 21 2016 28 mins
    Join this webinar to see how the CloudPhysics Public Cloud Planning Rightsizer identifies opportunities to lower your costs of running applications on the public cloud.

    The Public Cloud Planning Rightsizer automatically identifies on-premises virtual machines (VMs) that are over-provisioned with more resources (such as CPU and memory) than they use. This lets you optimize instance matching to the ideal cloud instances. Rightsizing reveals the verifiable cost of running workloads in the cloud. Now you can answer the question, “will we save money by migrating applications to the cloud?”

    This webinar shows how Public Cloud Planning Rightsizer collects resource utilization data from each VM on a fine-grained basis, and then analyzes those data across time to discover the VM’s actual resource needs. Imagine an on-premises VM configured with 8 vCPUs: if the Rightsizer shows that it has never used more than 2 vCPUs, you can Rightsize that VM to a smaller instance in the cloud, saving substantial funds.
  • HPE VM Explorer: Simple, Reliable and Affordable Backup for VMware and Hyper-V HPE VM Explorer: Simple, Reliable and Affordable Backup for VMware and Hyper-V Stephen Aldous, Product Manager at HPE Recorded: Jul 21 2016 22 mins
    Did you hear? Hewlett Packard Enterprise now offers a low-cost, easy-to-use and reliable backup solution for both VMware and Hyper-V.

    Introducing HPE VM Explorer, a product so easy to use you can be up and running in minutes – no product training required! With an intuitive web interface, VM Explorer provides fast access to backup, replication, restore, instant virtual machine recovery, and file-level restore.

    Join Stephen Aldous, HPE technical guru and VP of Product Management, for a live overview of VM Explorer. Discover how its simplicity makes it easy to install and easy to use - freeing up your time for other projects. Don’t miss your opportunity to find out more.
  • Shared or Distributed HDFS – What’s Right for Me? Shared or Distributed HDFS – What’s Right for Me? Janet George, Chief Data Scientist, Engineering Fellow, SanDisk Recorded: Jul 21 2016 40 mins
    If you’re running Hadoop for big data analytics this webinar is for you!

    Currently, there are two competing architectures for how to implement Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). The original HDFS approach utilizes storage co-located with the compute servers, but that can often present challenges of wasted compute and/or storage when you scale. An emerging alternative relies on dedicated storage resources shared by the compute cluster, providing a cost-effective and reliable solution.

    Join Engineering Fellow and Chief Data Scientist Janet George, as she compares and contrasts these two approaches and provides definitive quantities guidelines to planners and architects to help identify the best solutions for your Big Data and analytic needs.

    Between these two methods, we’ll compare and contrast:
    -Data Reliability and Bit Loss
    -High Availability
    -Cost of Capacity

    We look forward to you joining us!
  • 5 Trends in Data: How and Where Data is Shifting to the Cloud 5 Trends in Data: How and Where Data is Shifting to the Cloud Marshall Daly, Cloud Data Evangelist, Tableau Software Recorded: Jul 21 2016 33 mins
    Today, businesses harnessing data must navigate a wide variety of technologies—from data warehouses, Hadoop tools, and even web applications to cloud, on-premise, and hybrid deployments. Learn from an analysis of more than 1 million data connections to see how 4,000+ Tableau customers are building infrastructure to store, capture, and analyze their data.

    Tune in to learn:

    - From Amazon Redshift to Microsoft SQL Server to Google Analytics: what data sources are taking over, and which are falling off the map

    - Cloud, on-premise, or both? Where companies actually store their data, and why hybrid approaches matter now more than ever

    - Where the world of data used for analysis is headed in 2017
  • Skype for Business: Journey to the Cloud Skype for Business: Journey to the Cloud Sandeep Narkhede, Microsoft | Pranavi Jakkam, Microsoft | John Hand, IR Recorded: Jul 21 2016 60 mins
    Educational session looking at the challenges and considerations when migration to a cloud based UC solution.
  • What Came First - the Model or the Test? What Came First - the Model or the Test? Huw Price, CA Technologies and Paul Gerrard, Gerrard Consulting Recorded: Jul 21 2016 63 mins
    All testing relies on modelling, but “test models are the only way forward for testers and businesses”, according to Paul Gerrard, Principal at Gerrard Consulting. This session reviews the use of modelling in testing and illustrate, using real life examples, how chaos and carnage is being replaced with structured order.
    Paul sets out his vision for a “New Model of Testing” which puts models at the heart of high quality, efficient testing. This will be accompanied by a practical demonstration of how model-based approaches can be applied within a state-of-the-art DevOps framework including:
    •How models can be used to capture accurately ever changing business requirements
    •The “Shift left” effect of formal modelling for testing, where test cases, scripts, data and expected results can all be generated from the initial design
    •How the testing assets derived from a model can be updated automatically, so that testing keeps up with the rate at which user needs change
  • Data Storytelling Data Storytelling Porter Thorndike, Technical Director, North America, Information Builders Recorded: Jul 21 2016 32 mins
    Summer Shorts Series

    The tour de force market trend and buzz on everyone’s lips is Data Storytelling.

    To leverage it, we must first understand everything about it. What is it? How do we do it?
    What are Nate Silver, Nathan Yau, MIT, and the Washington Post Graphics doing in this area?

    Join Porter as he takes you on a whimsical journey from hypothesis to data, discovery, design, and communication via story.
    Bring your questions!
  • Building a Successful Omnichannel Strategy for Physical Stores Building a Successful Omnichannel Strategy for Physical Stores Geoff Nairn, Enterprise Solutions Specialist at Openbravo Recorded: Jul 21 2016 36 mins
    Consumers are rushing to embrace the benefits of omnichannel retailing by choosing retail brands and businesses that have adapted the shopping experience to fit their connected "always on" lives. The physical store will continue to play a central if changed role in this new scenario and so bricks-and-mortar retailers need to leverage the strengths of their existing physical store network and their brand to offer customers a transformational shopping experience across all channels.

    What Will You Learn?
    In this webinar we highlight how retailers are using omnichannel to create differentiated shopping experiences designed to boost sales and margins, build loyalty and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. We explain how information technology can help retailers successfully implement key omnichannel concepts in a way that builds on the advantages of an existing physical store network and evolves at a pace the retailer can decide.

    Who Should Attend?
    Roles with business responsibility in business processes in the Retail industry, for instance, Marketers, Store Managers, CIOs, CMOs, Merchandise Managers, etc.
  • Harnessing Value from Data in Motion in Real-Time Harnessing Value from Data in Motion in Real-Time Mike Gualtieri, Principal Analyst at Forrester. Larry Neumann, SVP of Marketing at Solace Systems. Recorded: Jul 20 2016 53 mins
    Today, most enterprises perform analytics on data at rest resulting in slow, outdated insights and untimely decisions. However, in today’s hyper-connected digital world where speed and real-time decision making really matters, enterprises need the ability to capture and act on moving data streams aka data in motion in real-time.

    Join guest speakers Mike Gualtieri, Principal Analyst at Forrester and Larry Neumann, SVP of Marketing at Solace System to learn how enterprises prepare for and use real-time streaming analytics platforms
    to capture, analyze, and act on data in motion at the very moment that data is created.

    Key agenda items:

    - Trends in big data and fast data

    - Why enterprises need to have a data in motion strategy

    - A primer on real-time streaming analytics technology – how streaming analytics is different

    - How your infrastructure requirements change for data in motion vs. data at rest

    - Architecture considerations on selecting real-time streaming analytics platform for your data and application needs

    - Real customer use cases of finding insights from data in motion and building next gen apps with DataTorrent's real-time streaming analytics platform
  • How DNV GL is removing analytic barriers in the energy industry with Databricks How DNV GL is removing analytic barriers in the energy industry with Databricks Jonathan Farland, Senior Data Scientist, DNV GL and Kyle Pistor, Solutions Engineer, Databricks Recorded: Jul 20 2016 55 mins
    Smart meter sensor data presents tremendous opportunities for the energy industry to better understand their customers and anticipate their needs. With smart meter data, energy industry data analysts and utilities are able to use hourly readouts to gain high resolution insights into energy consumption patterns across structures and customer types, and in addition gain near real time insights into grid operations.

    Join Jonathan Farland, a technical consultant at DNV GL Energy, to learn how this globally renowned energy company is processing data at scale and mining deeper insights by leveraging statistical learning techniques. In this talk, Jon will share how DNV GL is using Apache Spark and Databricks to turn smart meter data into insights to better serve their customers by:

    - Accelerating data processing compared to competing platforms, at times by nearly 100 times faster without incurring additional operational costs.
    - Scaling to any size on-demand while being able to decouple compute and storage resources to minimize operational expense.
    - Eliminating the need to spend time on DevOps, allowing their data scientists and engineers to focus on solving data problems.
  • IoT: Market Developments and Adoption IoT: Market Developments and Adoption Brian Partridge and Christian Renaud Recorded: Jul 20 2016 62 mins
    Internet of Things deployments are well underway across all industry verticals. In this webinar, Brian Partridge, VP, Mobility & Telecom, and Christian Renaud, Research Director, IoT, will review key technologies such as IoT platforms and security, potential M&A activity, and discuss recent research on edge and fog computing.