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  • A Journey Through the First 6 Months of Building a New Data Governance Program A Journey Through the First 6 Months of Building a New Data Governance Program Lori Kvasnicka, Dir. Data Governance, Sharp Healthcare & Susan Wilson, Enterprise Information Management Leader, Informatica Aug 31 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Sharp Healthcare, San Diego's health care leader, recently launched a data governance program from the ground up to ensure that they can meet the needs of the ‘Patient of the Future’. Through the first six months of their data governance program, they have learned a lot about what to do, how to maintain focus, and how to build the team around the cause. Join Lori Kvasnicka, Director of Data Governance at Sharp Healthcare, along with Susan Wilson, Enterprise Information Management Practice Leader from Informatica, as they tell you about the Sharp Healthcare journey and illustrate the hurdles that you may face as you begin your data governance plans.

    During the webinar, you will learn:

    • How to build your strategic and tactical plans with Informatica
    • How to get your team organized (and stay organized!)
    • How to get through phase one of your program and transition into phase two
    • What it means to reach your goals and how to keep the momentum going

    This Informatica data governance webinar will share best practices, critical insights from a successful journey, and will get you thinking about how to kick start your data governance program.
  • Skype Operations Framework & Network Readiness (APAC Timezone) Skype Operations Framework & Network Readiness (APAC Timezone) Thomas Canty - Chief Innovation Officer, IR | Stephen Elliott - Marketing Director, APAC Sep 1 2016 4:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Microsoft just announced the Skype Operations Framework (SOF) - which incorporates network pre-assessment. This session will take a deep dive in to how the program can be used to deliver and effective and reliable Skype for Business Deployment.

    One of the most critical elements in a successful UC deployment in the cloud or a hybrid environment is ensuring the IT infrastructure is optimized to cope with the demands of real-time communications.

    However, organizations often fail to pre-assess their network and UC environment and later find out during deployment the network is unable to handle the demands, causing a poor user experience.

    Join us to learn more about the new SOF and network pre-assessment requirement.
  • Skype Operations Framework & Network Readiness (EMEA Timezone) Skype Operations Framework & Network Readiness (EMEA Timezone) Korneel Bullens, Sr Customer Eng Architect - Microsoft | Thomas Canty - Chief Innovation Officer, IR Sep 1 2016 9:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Microsoft just announced the Skype Operations Framework (SOF) - which incorporates network pre-assessment. This session will take a deep dive in to how the program can be used to deliver and effective and reliable Skype for Business Deployment.

    One of the most critical elements in a successful UC deployment in the cloud or a hybrid environment is ensuring the IT infrastructure is optimized to cope with the demands of real-time communications.

    However, organizations often fail to pre-assess their network and UC environment and later find out during deployment the network is unable to handle the demands, causing a poor user experience.

    Join us to learn more about the new SOF and network pre-assessment requirement.
  • UX & Design Thinking for BI Apps UX & Design Thinking for BI Apps Jeff Hendrickson, Director of UX & Visual Strategy Sep 1 2016 1:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Summer Shorts Series

    Knowing that a problem exists is one thing – knowing how to solve it efficiently and cost-effectively is another.

    This 30-minute webcast will run you through the core foundation requirements in UX and Design Thinking that are necessary for the successful completion of an application that gets optimal buy-in from your users.

    If you’re looking to optimize data visualizations, dashboards and reports for effective communication of key business metrics, this short learning session will put you on the right track.
  • Big Data Innovation – From Experiment to Production Big Data Innovation – From Experiment to Production Matt Aslett - 451 Research Director, Data Platforms and Analytics with Aali Masood, Senior Director, Oracle Sep 1 2016 4:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Big Data projects offer the promise of generating value from previously ignored or under-exploited data. Many enterprises are looking to take advantage of new data sources and combine that with the wealth of information they already hold about their customers, their business, even their competitors to develop new innovative applications and services, such as:

    · combining data from devices, sensors, customers, and analyze that in real time to react better and faster (example, location-based services)
    · pursue new opportunities in an adjacent markets – for example selling predictive maintenance services to the buyers of your products
    · accelerate time to market – for example identifying the most valuable customers and launching special programs to boost loyalty

    Innovation from Big Data is driven by experimentation to uncover new markets or data-driven products and services, as well as trying out new business processes, searching for new insights, and testing new hypotheses.

    However, a well-planned integration strategy is essential to putting this innovation to work in production business environments. The innovation may take advantage of new platforms, but to be taken into production it must work smoothly with existing systems and processes. No matter where the innovation came from, enterprises still need to access data, and figure out how to make it scale. This will involve not only the technology team, but business and strategic leaders as well.

    Join Oracle and 451 Research for a webinar exploring how to take advantage of big data opportunities by coordinating innovation and production. It covers how to manage rapid development in an environment with minimal control—together with the ability to migrate innovation into a production environment to support real-world needs that are constantly changing.
  • Enterprise Knowledge & Unified Communications Drives Impact Enterprise Knowledge & Unified Communications Drives Impact Microsoft Sep 1 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Get your employees in the loop with easily accessible knowledge!

    Some of the biggest drains on employee productivity and engagement come from one thing: a lack of available knowledge. Whether its an IT, HR, or customer service question, having to search multiple places for the answer, or contact another employee for it, wastes valuable time and effort. Having the right knowledge in the right place at the right time empowers people to work better, and the latest advancements in cloud applications and collaboration tools can help.

    In this webcast, you will learn how to:

    - Increase employee engagement, productivity, and satisfaction by providing easy access to a consistent, authoritative, and searchable knowledge base.

    - Reduce service cost and effort by deflecting questions from high cost channels (assisted-service) to more cost effective channels (self-service) for “help desk” functions enterprise–wide, including HR, IT, Compliance, Finance, Customer Service, and more.

    - Reinforce adherence to policies and procedures by making corporate compliance guidelines easily available to all employees.
  • Top Technology Trends in BI and Analytics: Maximize Your Chance of Success Top Technology Trends in BI and Analytics: Maximize Your Chance of Success Mary Osborne, Business Visualization Practice Manager, SAS and Tapan Patel, Product Marketing Manager, SAS Sep 6 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Ever-changing customer expectations demand agility and governance in the same breath. Advancements in data discovery and analytics continue to accelerate. But wait! The wave of data analytics centric innovation isn’t even over.

    Watch this webinar on how top trends in business intelligence (BI) and analytics are evolving to put relevant and timely insights in the hands of more users and decision makers. What actions must be taken to stay ahead and avoid being paralyzed?

    · Visual data discovery and approachable analytics will continue to entice more users.
    · Business user-led projects and bottom-up experimentation demands more data governance.
    · Self-service data preparation is emerging and addresses a high-value problem.
    · Mobile BI and location intelligence has traction, but still some organizations are on the fence.
    · Cloud adoption continues to grow. Have you identified which business problems are relevant?
  • Enabling Sales Teams with Technology Enabling Sales Teams with Technology Jary Carter, CRO, Oro Inc. Sep 6 2016 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Enabling sales people is a key function of sales leaders. The best sales leaders are utilizing technology to enable their teams, provide discipline and methodology to the customer service and sales process. Learn how today's sales leaders are using CRM technology not only to track sales, but to train and enable sales teams, with unparalleled results. Join Jary Carter, Co-Founder and CRO of Oro and former Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Magento as he discusses best practices in sales process and enablement.
  • Microsoft Government Cloud: From Mobile to Big Data & More Microsoft Government Cloud: From Mobile to Big Data & More Alex Starykh & Chris Niehaus, Microsoft Sep 6 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Government organizations are undergoing a digital transformation. Across the U.S., government agencies are embracing the cloud, mobile computing, big data, and other advanced technologies to radically reduce operational costs and improve delivery of government services to citizens.

    Microsoft and its ecosystem of cloud solution providers are uniquely positioned to help federal, state, and local government organizations make this transformation. The Microsoft Government Cloud is among the most complete and secure clouds designed to meet the demands of U.S. government organizations.
  • Data Analytics - Reporting and Visualisation Data Analytics - Reporting and Visualisation Manoj Pant,Managing Director, Insurance Professional Services, Dell Services Sep 7 2016 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This webcast will cover how reporting and visualisation can enable the insurer for faster decision making and identifying the key areas for improvements.

    The Natural perils, globalisation, and disruption in distribution
    combined with regulatory intervention and increased
    competition has put immense pressure on insurers.
    Rapid integration of technology and life has created a
    proliferation of data, presenting unprecedented
    opportunities to use advanced analytics to leverage new
    information – about potential markets, risks, customers,
    competitors and natural disasters.
    Infusing advanced analytics capability into an insurer’s
    DNA allows you to identify new growth opportunities
    while at the same time protecting and optimising
    your enterprise.

    During this webcast you will learn:
    - Trends, implications and opportunities
    - 6 Key questions insurers are asking
    - Achieving success - how to use advanced analytics modelling methods and tools to leverage useful internal and external structured and unstructured
  • Analytics Suite for Data Accuracy and Privacy. Off-the-Shelf or Build Your Own? Analytics Suite for Data Accuracy and Privacy. Off-the-Shelf or Build Your Own? Maciej Zawadziński, CEO, Piwik PRO Sep 7 2016 2:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Join this webinar where we will cover some of the features and ideas for ensuring data accuracy, which is vital for business users. We will also discuss the forthcoming EU privacy regulations and how to make sure your setup is ready for this shift (GDPR comes into force in 2018).

    Finally, we will present some ideas on whether to use a ready off-the-shelf solution or invest in creating your own. Its seems that the whole build vs rent discussion has reached the tipping point this year and there may be some surprising answers.
  • High-Performance Interactive SQL Analytics and Machine Learning on Hadoop High-Performance Interactive SQL Analytics and Machine Learning on Hadoop Jeff Kelly; Pivotal | Ian Fyfe; Hortonworks Sep 7 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Already strategic partners, Pivotal Software and Hortonworks deepened their relationship in Spring 2016 with the goal of providing enterprises the most complete modern data platform for advanced analytics and machine learning. As part of the expanded relationship, Hortonworks has introduced Hortonworks HDB, the market’s leading Hadoop Native SQL database and big data SQL machine learning engine based on Apache HAWQ and Apache MADlib (incubating).

    Join Pivotal’s Jeff Kelly and Hortonworks’ Ian Fyfe in this webinar to learn more about:
    • Advantages of Hortonworks HDB
    • How it works
    • When to consider HDB vs. Apache Hive
    • HDB industry use cases
  • Deep-dive into Linux Based Applications on Microsoft Azure Deep-dive into Linux Based Applications on Microsoft Azure Jose Miguel Parrella, Open Source Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation Sep 7 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    As a follow-up to the previous highly rated session, this session will deep dive into all the relevant features of enterprise development pertinent to an open source developer. It’s no surprise that one in three Virtual Machines in Azure run Linux. In fact, over 60% of the images provided by our application partners in Azure Marketplace are Linux-based and chances are you are running applications on top of Linux as well.

    Which applications are a better fit for the cloud, and what are common use cases and patterns for them? How can Azure provide a first-class experience for your Linux-based applications?

    Attend this webcast to discover:

     How Docker, LAMP, Gluster, JBoss, Hadoop and MySQL enterprise-grade applications running on top of Linux can benefit from Azure.

     How Azure offers you a hyper-scale, open and flexible cloud platform that adds value to your existing investments.

     The powerful architectures made possible with Azure Resource Manager and more.
  • Ein Tag im Leben eines Analysten eines Security Operation Centers (SOC) Ein Tag im Leben eines Analysten eines Security Operation Centers (SOC) Sven Schriewer, Director, FireEye as a Service, FireEye Sep 8 2016 12:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Was macht überhaupt ein Analyst? Welche Abläufe finden wie statt? Welche Unterstützung benötigt ein Analyst, um effektiv zu sein. Und und und … .

    Möchte man ein SOC auf- oder ausbauen oder eine entsprechende SOC Aktivität extern unterstützen lassen, stellen sich solche und viele andere praktische Fragen. Wir geben einen Einblick, wie FireEye Analysten aus unserem SOC tagtäglich arbeiten. Ein Security Analyst berichtet von seiner täglichen Arbeit, wie er Angreifer im Zusammenspiel mit Spezialisten, Technologie und Intelligence identifiziert und Empfehlungen zur Abwehr gibt. Der SOC Direktor erläutert, wie die Analysten unterstützt und koordiniert werden.
  • Key to Productivity & Collaboration: The Right Project Management Tools Key to Productivity & Collaboration: The Right Project Management Tools Prasanna Adavi Partner, EPMA, Inc. Microsoft Project MVP Sep 8 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Project Management can mean different things to different people, depending upon the kind of work they do. In that context, it becomes very important to select the right tool for the job at hand.

    Microsoft Office 365 suite has many products that enable project management and collaboration at various levels of maturity of organizations. Project Online, Office 365, SharePoint Online, and Planner each give a different set of capabilities to the users. It is extremely important to select the right tool for the right work, to help maximum productivity and efficiency.

    This session will cover each of these products and discuss when these tools are appropriate and what can and cannot be achieved with them.
  • Creating Business Value in Manufacturing with IoT Creating Business Value in Manufacturing with IoT Kevin Orbaker, Technical Solution Professional (TSP), Microsoft Sep 8 2016 8:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Tune in for the first webinar in our Hybrid Data Platform Series!

    IoT is a quantum leap for the manufacturing industry—the market potential by 2018 is projected to be $913B, according to IDC. It’s an exciting time as we see the powerful possibilities for manufacturers to use this technology to work smarter, generate new revenue models, transform traditional business models—and even disrupt entire industries.

    In this session, we will discuss how to look beyond the hype and create a strategy that will unlock the potential of the Internet of Your Things in Manufacturing.
  • Markel International: A Hortonworks Case Study in Insurance Markel International: A Hortonworks Case Study in Insurance Neil Winters, Markel; Cindy Maike, General Manager of Insurance; Hortonworks Sep 12 2016 9:00 am UTC 60 mins
    In Neil Winters own words, Markel International sells its customers “a promise, not a product” and as a result, a continuous view of data across a huge variety of sources is critical.

    During this webinar, Cindy Maike, general manager for insurance at Hortonworks, will explore the approach Markel is taking to respond to the priorities of the company’s actuaries with Neil Winters, head of information management and shared services. Cindy and Neil will explore the progress Markel is making with Hortonworks Data Platform and Hortonworks DataFlow, how Neil sees it developing, plans to monetise the impact of big data analytics and how he expects the wider industry and roles within it to adapt.

    Markel Corporation is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, and investment operations around the world. Founded in 1930, it writes insurance and reinsurance business through offices across the UK, Europe, Canada, Latin America, and Asia Pacific
  • Réconciliez Data Visualisation et Business Intelligence classique. Réconciliez Data Visualisation et Business Intelligence classique. Laurent Vincent, Responsable Solutions Business Analytics, Information Builders Sep 13 2016 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    La Data Visualisation a pour vocation de simplifier, pour les utilisateurs métier, la compréhension de leurs données afin d’identifier plus rapidement de nouvelles tendances ou anomalies.

    Elément essentiel à son succès, cette approche décentralisée doit s’inscrire dans la stratégie en place, en matière de fiabilité des données, de gestion des accès et
    de partage de l’information.

    Information Builders vous invite à découvrir, lors d’un webcast, comment réconcilier Data Visualisation et Business Intelligence classique.

    Au travers d’une démonstration, nous vous présenterons comment :
    - Intégrer et préparer les données, quel que soit leur format (Excel, bases de données, applications, réseaux sociaux, etc.),
    - Représenter l’information analysée de manière graphique et avancée,
    -Diffuser l’information à grande échelle, de façon sécurisée, et sur tout équipement.

    Inscrivez-vous !
  • Breaking Through The Data Bottleneck: A Customer Case Study In Agile ETL Breaking Through The Data Bottleneck: A Customer Case Study In Agile ETL Kerry Reitnauer, Director of Solutions Architecture, Fairpoint Communications & Mark Marinelli, CTO, Lavastorm Sep 13 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    As a sequel to our webinar, "Breaking Through Your Data Bottleneck With Agile ETL", we’ll be exploring a case study with our customer Fairpoint Communications. Lavastorm CTO, Mark Marinelli, will be interviewing Kerry Reitnauer, Director of Solutions Architecture, at FairPoint on the challenges faced while making the transition from traditional ETL processes to Lavastorm Agile ETL.

    In this interview, they’ll discuss how Fairpoint came to the conclusion that the waterfall approach to ETL was inefficient, and how they adjusted their mindset to adopt an agile approach. They’ll specifically address how this approach accelerated projects without compromising governance, quality and accuracy.

    In this webinar you will learn:
    • A real life example of how to successfully adopt an Agile ETL approach
    • How to create collaboration across teams with mixed knowledge and technical skills
    • How to align with your business so that it provides continuous value delivery and generates ROI faster
    • How an Agile ETL foundation will allow for a more flexible, responsive data analysis, as business context and systems change
  • Dreamforce Preview: Discovering the Future of Salesforce Integration Dreamforce Preview: Discovering the Future of Salesforce Integration Ajay Gandhi, Vice President Product Marketing, Informatica Sep 13 2016 3:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Market trends like cloud, big data, mobility, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are profoundly changing the way we use and interact with Salesforce. The trends are driving heightened customer expectations and also creating opportunities for innovation. We see that the best companies are those that can adapt and transform themselves faster than ever. However, success can only be achieved with reliable data that informs decisions and powers change.

    In this webinar we will give you a preview of the Informatica announcements, innovations and demonstrations that will be debuted at this year’s Dreamforce conference. You’ll hear how Informatica can help all Salesforce customers ensure their future success by connecting, cleansing and enhancing data at the heart of every Salesforce system.
  • Independent Research Validates the CDO Role and Mission Independent Research Validates the CDO Role and Mission Gene Leganza, Vice President, Research Director, Forrester & Myles Franklin Suer, Chief Platform Evangelist, Informatica Sep 13 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In our webinar, our guest speaker from Forrester will describe the Informatica-commissioned research on the emerging CDO function. This includes answering the following questions:

    •What is driving the emergence of the CDO role?
    •Is the CDO a short term function and a transition point to something else?
    •What are the key functions that CDOs are trying to accomplish?
    •What relationships does the CDO need?
    •What are the key things that a CDO needs to do to succeed?

    In general, the May 2016 Forrester Consulting study, Data-Centric Business Need a Data-Driven Leader, showed that CDOs are business leaders that have as their goal to build data-driven businesses. This means managing business functions including data governance, data management, data science, and enterprise data strategy. After Forrester shares their CDO research, Informatica will review each of the CDO functions and share how an integrated data platform holistically addresses each function.
  • Modernizing Business Intelligence on Big Data Modernizing Business Intelligence on Big Data Surya Mukherjee, Senior Analyst at OVUM, Dave Mariani, Founder & CEO, AtScale Sep 13 2016 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    How do you bridge the gap between high expectations of entrenched BI users and the rapidly changing big data landscape? Diverse data types are now mainstream in every organization and analytics are a ubiquitous enterprise priority. Many companies struggle with reconciling the investment of proven BI with the power of modern big data lakes. But the solution is more obvious than you think.

    Join this session to learn from Surya Mukherjee of OVUM as he shares:

    ● Why the BI-Big Data gap is smaller than it seems
    ● How to leverage your SQL / OLAP / BI investments together with big data for immediate value
    ● What to do and what to avoid for success with BI on Big Data (with real-life customer stories)
  • Security in a Mobile First World Security in a Mobile First World Paul Edlund, Technical Solution Professional and Joe Raliegh, Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft Sep 13 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Make work on-the-go more productive and more secure!

    Today's cloud and mobile technology enables companies to reshape their business and capitalize on the digital transformation impacting us all. Empowering your workers to be productive from anywhere is key to the ongoing success of your business.

    Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite come together to provide a trusted, secure, and efficient way to work. Join this webcast to learn more about how your enterprise can protect, detect, and respond to security challenges in the mobile space.

    Tune in to learn:

     How Microsoft's suite of solutions empowers employees while protecting people, data, and your organization

     How technologies like Windows Defender ATP, Microsoft Cloud App Security, and Office 365 Advanced Security Management make work work on-the- go more secure and more efficient

     What are the next steps you should take to provide more security for your mobile workforce
  • Strategic Outsourcing and Cloud Based Systems for Innovation and Growth Strategic Outsourcing and Cloud Based Systems for Innovation and Growth Karlyn Carnahan, Research Director, Celent, Anil Annadata, CEO, CodeObjects and Nicole Comstock, Dell Services Sep 13 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    With so much opportunity for invention today, carriers are looking for ways to create capacity in their IT organization to quickly try out new innovations. But when half of your people and budget are spent on maintenance how do smart carriers find capacity? Outsourcing nonstrategic processes allows a carrier to use their highly knowledgeable staff to create new capabilities. When a carrier can outsource non-strategic business processes as well as infrastructure management and system maintenance – AND put it all in the cloud, tremendous amounts of highly skilled capacity can be freed up. This webinar will walk through ways outsourcing can add value to a carrier, things to consider when assessing BPO opportunities, and how to evaluate a potential provider.
  • Fuel sales by 50% using social analytics Fuel sales by 50% using social analytics Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Sep 13 2016 7:30 pm UTC 30 mins
    So you've built an app or a website or a channel with excellent social interactions. Whether you meet your audience on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram, you are missing valuable data from your users that will increase conversions.

    Anyone can call themselves a social media expert these days -- but what really separates the wheat from the chaff is whether you know how to spin those social media analytics into gold. The good news? We're here to help. We've gathered data from our own VB Insight reports, and selected two experts who have built their business on the backs of their social media empires. They have the goods. Now it's your turn.

    In this free webinar, join VB's own Stewart Rogers, Chrissy Hansen, Director of Marketing, from Reverb and Ethan Smith, Chief Growth Officer, from Yummly experts as they explore the impacts (good and bad) of social analytics on everything from apps to mobile to websites.

    From this webinar, you'll learn to:

    * Gather the right data from your users
    * Utilize social analytics to target the right consumers
    * Translate social interactions into sales
    * Increase brand awareness in a way that feeds the bottom line


    Speakers:
    * Chrissy Hansen, Director of Marketing, Reverb
    * Ethan Smith, Chief Growth Officer, Yummly
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

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