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  • How to Avoid the High Costs of Bad Website Performance How to Avoid the High Costs of Bad Website Performance Tammy Everts, SOASTA Sr. Researcher and Evangelist, Pete Mastin, Cedexis Product Evangelist Live 60 mins
    Do visitors hate your website's performance? Research shows 43% of website visitors are unsatisfied with website performance.

    In this webinar we'll discuss:
    - The high cost of poor website perforamnce and how even slight delays can lead to lost customers and revenue
    - The challenges of building, managing, and monitoring an online presence while ensuring optimal performance
    - Key strategies and technologies to view performance from a user perspective
    - How leading organizations build high-performance sites
    - The steps needed to become a leader in website performance
  • Deep Learning – Neural Network Architectures & Algorithms Deep Learning – Neural Network Architectures & Algorithms Anthony Ndirango, Staff Data Scientist. Deep Learning Solutions at Intel Live 60 mins
    Deep neural networks have been used successfully in domains like speech recognition, computer vision, and natural language processing. Deploying a successful deep-learning solution requires high-performance computational power to efficiently process vast amounts of data. This webinar will share insights on the effectiveness of different neural network architectures and algorithms.
  • Real-time business analytics for data-hungry CMOs Real-time business analytics for data-hungry CMOs Stewart Rogers, Dir. of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Live 60 mins
    Kenny Rogers said never count your money when you’re sitting at the table—but that just means you’re working blind. Data-driven digital marketers need to be constantly tallying up, because you can’t just stay on top of real-time data, you have to start thinking two steps ahead. Simple push tactics of the past have to give way to a dynamic, real-time movement of information, interaction and engagement between your company and your customers.

    But if you don’t know how to leverage real-time business analytics to separate essential behaviors from metrics that are mere noise, that incomplete big picture could lead to bad decisions, missed opportunities, and money left on the table.

    Join our latest VB Live event for insight into how to pan for gold, and turn information into insight.

    In this webinar you’ll:
    * Learn how to define the "truth" with metrics, and which version of the truth is meaningful to the business
    * Deal with the unpredictable nature of real time data blips
    * Frame business analytics into actionable solution-focused priorities for stakeholders

    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Michael Healey, President, Yeoman Technology Group
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Tableau
  • Powering Data-Driven Marketing with Contact Data Verification Powering Data-Driven Marketing with Contact Data Verification Thomas Brence, Dir of Product Marketing at Informatica and Todd Lebo, Partner and CMO at Ascend2 Recorded: Dec 7 2016 40 mins
    Over the last twelve months, Ascend2 and Informatica have partnered to produce intriguing research on what’s working – and not working -- in marketing. The result has produced a clear understanding that data-driven marketing is here to stay, but that there are also numerous challenges standing in your way of achieving success. And, if you’re like most marketers, you’re probably spending the fourth quarter planning your budget and building your plan for the upcoming year.

    As you get ready to tackle 2017, this research discussion will prepare you with a plan to overcome your marketing data challenges as you enter the new year. During this webinar, we will explore the benchmark research we conducted and you will hear benchmarks from your peers, trends from your industry, and strategies to drive the best customer experience with your marketing tactics.
  • Building Dashboards that Deliver: 4 Ways to Simplify the Reporting Process Building Dashboards that Deliver: 4 Ways to Simplify the Reporting Process Loren Den Herder, Director of Business Application Development at Moss Adams LLP and Laura Guntren, Partner at Sand Hill UX Recorded: Dec 7 2016 60 mins
    Data has been described as the oil of the 21st century and it is now essential to use data to inform your business decisions. However most modern businesses are data rich, but time poor and don't have time to analyze all of the data that comes through their system, which can severely limit their decision-making ability and can lead to bad choices down the line!

    So join Loren Den Herder, Director of Business Application Development at Moss Adams and Laura Gunten, Partner at San Hill UX as they discuss 4 ways to improve your dashboards to simplify and improve the reporting process:
    - Keeping KPIs Key
    - Visualization & Narrative
    - Delivering in Real-Time
    - Agility, Forecasting and staying ahead of your data
  • The State of Healthcare Analytics & Self-Service BI The State of Healthcare Analytics & Self-Service BI Jen Underwood, Founder & Principal Consultant of Impact Analytix Recorded: Dec 7 2016 56 mins
    Outcome driven healthcare organizations today are embracing analytics and self-service BI reporting programs. Where do you stand in comparison to your peers? How far have they progressed in the analytics maturity model? What are their common challenges, gaps, and successes? What other technologies are they exploring? Please join me to review our recent research and openly discuss our findings.
  • Improve Patient Care while Streamlining the Healthcare Provider Process Improve Patient Care while Streamlining the Healthcare Provider Process Dana Gardner, President & Principal Analyst Interarbor Solutions & Kevin Decker, Technical Product Manager, Quest Diagnostics Recorded: Dec 7 2016 48 mins
    Join Dana Gardner with Interarbor Solutions and Kevin Decker with Quest Diagnostics in this webcast to discover how to integrate data silos to unlock healthcare structured and unstructured content to accelerate insight discovery and increase effectiveness. Using a real world example within the healthcare industry, you'll hear about industry trends and challenges and how Quest Diagnostics built their ChartMaxx solution leveraging the HPE Idol platform to benefit both patients and providers.

    For patients, this feature means that all of the data in their electronic medical records is easily accessible to their healthcare provider, who may refer to this information in making diagnostic determinations, prescribing medications and other healthcare decisions. It also helps the healthcare provider access the data they need more quickly. These advantages ultimately lead to better patient care.
  • From the intelligence driven datacenter to an intelligence driven business From the intelligence driven datacenter to an intelligence driven business Matt Davies, Head of Marketing EMEA, Splunk, & Sebastian Darrington, EMEA Director, Big Data & Analytics Solutions, Dell EMC Recorded: Dec 7 2016 49 mins
    Leveraging Big Data and Analytics to create actionable insights.

    Splunk & Dell EMC will share insights into the challenges & opportunities customers are seeing in the market – with the ‘needs to’; reduce costs and improve efficiency within IT (operational analytics), improve Compliance (security analytics) & implement Shadow IT due to the business not receiving the right service from IT. CIO Priority is keeping the lights on and so on…

    Dell EMC & Splunk combined strengths are helping numerous organizations to ‘leverage Big Data and Analytics to create actionable insights’.
  • Make 2017 a Year of Countering the Evolving Threat Landscape Make 2017 a Year of Countering the Evolving Threat Landscape Josh Goldfarb, VP, CTO - Emerging Technologies, FireEye, Inc. Recorded: Dec 7 2016 37 mins
    Tis the season of predictions looking ahead to 2017 and paying lip service to the threat landscape. Not a fan of either of those? You’re not alone. Join FireEye in this BrightTalk webinar where we’ll discuss more than just the threats that may or may not be awaiting us in 2017. We’ll discuss real attacker tactics and techniques, along with how you can actually counter the risk they present.
  • Analytics in the Cloud Analytics in the Cloud Natalino Busa, Head of Applied Data Science at Teradata Recorded: Dec 7 2016 45 mins
    Today, data is everywhere. As more data streams into cloud-based systems, the combination of data and computing resources gives us today the unprecedented opportunity to perform very sophisticated data analysis and to explore advanced machine learning methods such as deep learning.

    Clouds pack very large amount of computing and storage resources, which can be dynamically allocated to create powerful analytical environments. By accessing those analytics clusters of machines, data analysts and data scientists can quickly evaluate more hypotheses and scenarios in parallel and cost-effectively.

    The number of analytical tools which is supported on various clouds is increasing by the day. The list of analytical tools spans from traditional rdms databases as provided by vendors to analytics open sources projects such as Hadoop Hive, Spark, H2O. Next to provisioning tools and solutions on the cloud, managed services for Data Science, Big Data and Analytics are becoming a popular offering of many clouds.

    Analytics in the cloud provides whole new ways for data analysts, data scientists and business developer to interact with each other, share data and experiments and develop relevant insight towards improved business processes and results. In this talk, I will describe a number of data analytics solutions for the cloud and how they can be added to your current cloud and on-premise landscape.
  • Top 5 Reasons Why CMDB Initiatives Fail Top 5 Reasons Why CMDB Initiatives Fail Dan Ortega - Vice President of Marketing Recorded: Dec 6 2016 4 mins
    Configuration Management Database (CMDB) initiatives are complex and require engagement from multiple IT disciplines to be successful.

    Understanding why CMDB initiatives fail, can help you make the right decisions early on and avoid running off the road.
  • The Big BI Dilemma - Bimodal Logical Data Warehouse to the Rescue! The Big BI Dilemma - Bimodal Logical Data Warehouse to the Rescue! Rick van der Lans, Independent Industry analyst, Lakshmi Randall, Head of Product Marketing for Denodo Recorded: Dec 6 2016 59 mins
    The classic unimodal data warehouse architecture has expired because it is restricted to primarily supporting structured data but not the newer data types such as social, streaming, and IoT data. New BI architecture, such as “logical data warehouse”, is required to augment the traditional and rigid unimodal data warehouse systems with a new bimodal data warehouse architecture to support requirements that are experimental, flexible, explorative, and self-service oriented.

    Learn from the Logical Data Warehousing expert, Rick van der Lans, about how you can implement an agile data strategy using a bimodal Logical Data Warehouse architecture.
    In this webinar, you will learn:

    · Why unimodal data warehouse architectures are not suitable for newer data types
    · Why an agile data strategy is necessary to support a bimodal architecture
    · The concept of Bimodal Logical Data Warehouse architecture and why it is the future
    · How Data Virtualization enables the Bimodal Logical Data Warehouse
    · Customer case study depicting successful implementation of this architecture
  • How to use Apache Zeppelin with Hortonworks HDB How to use Apache Zeppelin with Hortonworks HDB Hortonworks; Pivotal Recorded: Dec 6 2016 26 mins
    Part five in a five-part series, this webcast will be a demonstration of the integration of Apache Zeppelin and Pivotal HDB. Apache Zeppelin is a web-based notebook that enables interactive data analytics. You can make beautiful data-driven, interactive and collaborative documents with SQL, Scala and more. This webinar will demonstrate the configuration of the psql interpreter and the basic operations of Apache Zeppelin when used in conjunction with Hortonworks HDB.
  • A World Full of Insights – Mapping & Geospatial Visualization with Your Data A World Full of Insights – Mapping & Geospatial Visualization with Your Data David Clement & Rick Blackwell, IBM Watson Recorded: Dec 6 2016 56 mins
    High performance and scalable data mapping offers unlimited opportunities for quickly categorizing and identifying key insights for retail, defense, insurance, utilities, natural resources, social sciences, medicine, public safety and more.

    Organizations, already awash in customer data, know geospatial capabilities can put a new “lens”on existing reports. Data from smartphones, GPS devices and social media has organizations anxious to factor in customer location, origin or destination, with time or day.

    Join IBM Product Marketing Manager David Clement and IBM Senior Product Manager Rick Blackwell and explore the new, world-class mapping and geospatial capabilities for IBM Cognos Analytics and Watson Analytics. Discover how you can add geographic dimension to visualizing critical business information in reports and dashboards in Cognos Analytics.

    analytics, data, big, watson, ibm, visualization, mapping, geospatial
  • IT Powered Enterprise Analytics IT Powered Enterprise Analytics Andy Cooper, Enterprise IT Consultant, Tableau Recorded: Dec 6 2016 48 mins
    Traditional report factories are rapidly becoming obsolete. Enterprise organizations are shifting to self-service analytics and looking for a sustainable, yet long-term approach to governance that satisfies the needs of both the business and IT.

    The Business needs real-time access to data to drive critical decisions. IT needs to audit and manage data to ensure it’s accurate, secure, and governed to scale.

    With only eight percent of people in traditional organizations able to both ask and answer their own questions, it’s time to take a closer look at your analytics strategy.

    Join this webinar to take a closer look at enterprise analytics and learn how:
    · Visual data analysis brings speed, value, accuracy, collaboration and leads to culture of analytics

    · Modern enterprises are eliminating boundaries between IT and the business

    · Shifting to enterprise self-service analytic tools empowers both the business and IT
  • Shifting Roles within IT Shifting Roles within IT Destiny Bertucci, Head Geek at SolarWinds Recorded: Dec 6 2016 5 mins
    We asked Destiny Bertucci, Head Geek at SolarWinds, her opinion on how roles and responsibilities within the IT team and wider business will change in 2017. As IT professionals are being constantly subjected to change as we move into the new year, Destiny explains how the ability to quickly learn new IT concepts and skills, and adopt a ‘shared responsibility’ culture will be more important than being an expert in any one technology.
  • "Internet of Dirty Things" The Importance of IoT Security "Internet of Dirty Things" The Importance of IoT Security Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek at SolarWinds Recorded: Dec 6 2016 5 mins
    We recently spoke to Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek at SolarWinds, to get his thoughts on IoT security including; why there is a such a disconnect with the importance of security in IoT, how the IT professional might implement protective measures to their network and what corporate standards he thinks might be driven by IoT over the next few years.
  • CA PPM in der Praxis–Teil 3: Operatives Projektmgmt für Einsteiger und Experten CA PPM in der Praxis–Teil 3: Operatives Projektmgmt für Einsteiger und Experten Peter Saeckel/Advisor PPM/CA Technologies/ Recorded: Dec 6 2016 55 mins
    In Teil 3 geht es um die Aktualität der Daten der laufenden Projekte. Hierzu müssen operative Daten zeitnah und exakt eingebracht werden. Wurde ein Projekt genehmigt, wird es mit geeigneten Mitarbeitern ausgestattet und die Arbeiten verteilt. Es geht aber auch um Zeitrückmeldung der Projektmitarbeiter, Erkennen von Verzögerungen, Handhabung von Change Requests, Überwachung von Kosten uvm. Sollte einer dieser Faktoren zu einer Umplanung des Projekts führen, muss dies auch im Projektportfolio ersichtlich werden, damit die dortige Planung mit validen Daten arbeiten kann.
  • An IoT Analytics Framework to transform Customer Experience An IoT Analytics Framework to transform Customer Experience Hyoun Park, Blue Hill Research Recorded: Dec 2 2016 57 mins
    The Internet of Things is a generational opportunity to create a new world where data, technology, and people are integrated to transform customer experience. This connected customer experience, powered by sensors, data, and processes, is driven at the individual level and needs to be relevant, real time, and convenient. It also needs to support an entire customer journey.

    In this webinar, Blue Hill Research will explore the IoT Analytics Framework necessary to support the connected customer slated to arise in verticals such as retail, hospitality, healthcare, utilities, and transportation. By looking at experience across multiple verticals and exploring the commonalities in data types, data access, and data-driven responses that define the connected customer, this presentation will provide best practices that enterprises should consider to maximize the value of the Internet of Things.
  • Address Verification 5.10.0 – What’s New? Address Verification 5.10.0 – What’s New? Amarpal Sohi, Product Management at Informatica Recorded: Dec 2 2016 31 mins
    The Fall release of Address Verification is now available. Come and learn about the new capabilities available in Address Verification 5.10.0, which will add value to your organization and help you make more informed decisions.
    Some of the highlights include:

    • New single line capability for Batch and Interactive
    • Extended single line support for Western European countries
    • Native and multi-language support for Hong Kong addresses
    • New and additional enrichment services
    • Kuwait quality improvements
    • Plus much more …
  • Getting Ready for GDPR Post-Brexit: Issues, Risks, & Opportunities Getting Ready for GDPR Post-Brexit: Issues, Risks, & Opportunities Daragh O Brien Recorded: Dec 2 2016 46 mins
    Brexit is happening, GDPR is rolling on, and the world is a cold and forbidding place.This webinar from internationally recognised Information Curmudgeon Daragh O Brien sets out some stark facts for organsiations about the journey to GDPR, particularly if you are UK based or deal with UK partners or subsidiaries.
  • Video interview: How to Capitalise on Big Data & Data Science Skills Video interview: How to Capitalise on Big Data & Data Science Skills Jez Clark, Co-founder and Director at Eden Smith Recorded: Dec 2 2016 7 mins
    Listen to our interview at Big Data LDN with Jez Clark, Co-founder and Director at Eden Smith.

    Jez will share insights focused on the importance of Big Data & Data Science skill both for employers searching for talent and professionals seeking opportunities.

    For those looking for these skills:
    -How big is the talent pool? Which skills are in the pool? What are the common job titles and themes?
    -How do you attract the talent and what are the challenges?

    For those looking for opportunity:
    -How can you manage expectations -- opportunities at Facebook/Google vs smaller SMEs
    -The majority of those in data science are not commercially aware, how do we fix this?
    -Data scientists don't know how to behave for a client to secure opportunity -- what are some tips to help?
    -How do you position yourself and showcase transferable skills?
  • The Role of the Agile Scrum Master The Role of the Agile Scrum Master Justin Klos, CA Technologies, Services Architect Recorded: Dec 1 2016 49 mins
    A scrum master is the facilitator for an agile development team and provides essential benefits to enable success and remove obstacles.

    Join, Justin Klos, Services Architect, to learn more about the ScrumMaster role. Our three objectives for this webinar:
    •Proficient in Scrum Master role, values, & ceremonies
    •Preparedness to facilitate backlog refinement, daily meeting, & sprint planning
    •Understanding of how to produce artifacts including the product backlog, sprint backlog, & team health metrics

    Following the webinar, we’ll have Q&A, so bring your questions.
  • BroadView Instrumentation Enabled Closed Control Loop In CORD BroadView Instrumentation Enabled Closed Control Loop In CORD Tom Tofigh, Architect, AT&T; Bhaskar Chinni, Principal PLM, Broadcom Dec 7 2016 6:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    “Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD)” is a new design of a telco central office that replaces closed and proprietary hardware with software running on commodity servers, switches, and access devices. Analytics-CORD is an environment that provides tools for applications to program or actuate target probe primitives such as Broadcom based network switches. 

    BroadView Instrumentation is a software suite that enables advanced network analytics in a platform agnostic manner. BroadView Instrumentation provides deep observability of switches and network fabric in A-CORD environment. 

    In this webinar, we will discuss CORD architecture, A-CORD framework and how BroadView Agent integrated w/ A-CORD enables closed feedback loop in service provider networks. We will further discuss how BroadView Agent supports A-CORD use cases such as network level packet trace profile, end-to-end latency computation for real-time traffic, micro-burst detection and scalable monitoring of network fabric to prevent congestion.
  • Big data and Machine Learning in Healthcare – Actual experience, actual results Big data and Machine Learning in Healthcare – Actual experience, actual results Lonny Northrup, Sr. Medical Informaticist – Office of Chief Data Officer, Intermountain Healthcare Dec 7 2016 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Hear first hand from one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, Intermountain Healthcare, on what is actually being accomplished with big data and machine learning (cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, deep learning, etc.) by leading healthcare providers.

    Intermountain has evaluated between 300 and 400 big data and analytic solutions and actively collaborates with the other leading healthcare providers in the United States to implement the solutions that are delivering improved healthcare outcomes and cost reductions.
  • How to Get Started with Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS How to Get Started with Hortonworks Data Cloud for AWS Jeff Sposetti Senior Director of Product Management, Cloud & Operations Dec 7 2016 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Hortonworks Data Cloud for Amazon Web Services is a new product offering from Hortonworks that is delivered and sold via the AWS Marketplace. It allows you to start analyzing and processing vast amounts of data quickly. Powered by the Hortonworks Data Platform, Hortonworks Data Cloud is an easy-to-use and cost-effective solution for handling big data use cases with Apache Hadoop, Hive, and Spark.

    Join us on Dec. 7, 2016 to learn more about the product and to see a live demo by Jeff Sposetti, Senior Director of Product Management. You’ll see how to quickly deploy Apache Spark and Apache Hive clusters for processing and analyzing data in the cloud.

    The first 50 attendees will get access to $100 cloud credit for AWS!
  • JLL – An Informatica Cloud Customer Journey JLL – An Informatica Cloud Customer Journey Phil Turton, Cloud Sales Lead, Informatica UK&I Dec 8 2016 11:00 am UTC 30 mins
    Learn why global real-estate business JLL chose to roll-out Informatica Cloud across their EMEA business. What was the first need that drove the purchase? What have they learned from the experience? Where do they intend to take the implementation next? Join Andy Crow, EMEA IT Development and Delivery Director as he explains his experience working with Informatica.
  • Shamoon 2.0 – what you need to know now. Protecting against wiper malware Shamoon 2.0 – what you need to know now. Protecting against wiper malware Stuart Davis, Director, Mandiant Dec 8 2016 12:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Mandiant, a FireEye company, has recently discovered the use of Shamoon malware targeting GCC based organizations. The identified malware exhibits destructive behavior on Windows based Operating systems. The malware uses a signed RawDisk driver from EldoS. Mandiant suspects the objective of the malware is to render a disk unbootable.

    Join Stuart Davis as he details what you need to know to protect against this type of malware recently seen in the Middle East.
  • Operational and Monetization Use Cases for Data and Analytics Operational and Monetization Use Cases for Data and Analytics Michael Corcoran, CMO and SVP Marketing, Information Builders Dec 8 2016 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Organizational Intelligence series

    This webcast will combine industry research with actual case studies to illustrate how organizations are:

    - Increasing analytic deployment to operationalize decision making and monetize data assets.
    - Expanding governance strategies to incorporate data, analytics and user requirements.
    - Finding the shortest paths to analytic ROI.

    Get ready for 2017 with relevant concepts and examples.

    Register Now.
  • A Practical Guide: Building your BI Business Case for 2017 A Practical Guide: Building your BI Business Case for 2017 Ani Manian, Head of Product Strategy, Sisense and Philip Lima, Chief Development Officer, Mashey Dec 8 2016 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    So you’ve decided you want to jump on the data analytics bandwagon and propel your company into the 21st century with better analytics, reporting and data visualization. But to get a BI project rolling you usually need the entire organization, or at the very least the entire department, to get on board. Since embarking on a BI initiative requires an investment of time and resources, convincing the relevant people in the company to take the leap is imperative. You’ll need to construct a solid business case, defend your budget request and prove the value BI can bring to your organization.

    In this webinar you’ll discover:

    - Why organizations need to invest in BI to begin with
    - How are organization deriving value from BI
    - How to build an internal business case for investing in BI
    - What are the intricacies of how to build a budget
    - How to drive your company to a purchasing decision
    - How to start realizing value from BI now
  • Data Powers Ryder’s Journey to Cloud with Amazon Redshift Data Powers Ryder’s Journey to Cloud with Amazon Redshift Kamal Srinivasan, Director of DI, Ryder; Debashis Biswas, DI Lead, Ryder; Ann Rosen, Product Marketing, Informatica Dec 8 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Trucks bearing the Ryder logo likely pass you by every day. Ryder is relied upon, by over 50,000 customers and more than half of Fortune 500 companies, to manage their critical fleet, transportation and supply chain, with outstanding on-time delivery rate. Needless to say, data is the critical fuel for Ryder’s overall operations. Pun intended.

    Informatica will be hosting Ryder to discuss their journey to cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Amazon Redshift and the critical role data management plays in Ryder’s strategic cloud initiatives. In this webinar, we will discuss:

    - Cloud journey business drivers
    - Data management challenges across cloud sources such as Salesforce.com and AWS and and traditional on-premise data systems
    - Common hybrid cloud data management scenarios with Amazon Redshift
    - Best practices in hybrid cloud data management
  • How Universities are Using Data to Transform Education How Universities are Using Data to Transform Education Hortonworks and Microsoft Dec 8 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Student performance data is increasingly being captured as part of software-based and online classroom exercises and testing. This data can be augmented with behavioral data captured from sources such as social media, student-professor meeting notes, blogs, student surveys, and so forth to discover new insights to improve student learning. The results transcend traditional IT departments to focus on issues like retention, research, and the delivery of content and courses through new modalities.
    Hortonworks is partnering with Microsoft to show you how the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) running on the Microsoft stack enables you to develop a “single view of a student”. 
  • 2016 Has Been a Security Minefield; Are You Ready for 2017? 2016 Has Been a Security Minefield; Are You Ready for 2017? Scott Crawford (451 Research) and Rodney Joffe (Neustar) Dec 8 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Ransomware. Politically-motivated hacking. Distributed denial-of-service – and now mega-DDoS attacks targeting the foundations of the Internet, thanks to vulnerabilities in the burgeoning Internet of Things. 2016 has been a landmark year for information security in many ways. What can we expect in 2017?

    In this webinar, Scott Crawford, Research Director for Information Security with 451 Research, and Rodney Joffe with Neustar will examine these trends and highlight key tactics to better prepare you for what the coming year may bring. We’ll explore:

    Key factors in today’s security landscape that shape our future defense strategies:
    •Many attacks are about money today, what will they be about tomorrow?
    •Without DNS, there’s no Internet as we know it. Recent attacks against DNS have set new records for scale and taken down some of the Internet’s biggest names. What’s your strategy for assuring that DNS doesn’t fail your business?
    •The hidden agenda of attackers who use these techniques as a means to a more serious end
    •Tactics for strengthening your resilience, to better prepare you for the coming year – and beyond

    Has your security strategy responded to these factors – and is it ready to take the hit from what may come next? Join us to learn more about what your organization can do to be better prepared for these too-often hidden aspects of highly visible threats.
  • The End of Proprietary Software The End of Proprietary Software Merav Yuravlivker, Co-founder and CEO, Data Society Dec 8 2016 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Is it worth it for companies to spend millions of dollars a year on software that can't keep up with constantly evolving open source software? What are the advantages and disadvantages to keeping enterprise licenses and how secure is open source software really?

    Join Data Society CEO, Merav Yuravlivker, as she goes over the software trends in the data science space and where big companies are headed in 2017 and beyond.

    About the speaker: Merav Yuravlivker is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Data Society. She has over 10 years of experience in instructional design, training, and teaching. Merav has helped bring new insights to businesses and move their organizations forward through implementing data analytics strategies and training. Merav manages all product development and instructional design for Data Society and heads all consulting projects related to the education sector. She is passionate about increasing data science knowledge from the executive level to the analyst level.
  • The Value of Data Quality to American Family Insurance’s Data Governance Program The Value of Data Quality to American Family Insurance’s Data Governance Program Vinaya Thummala, Enterprise Data Quality Specialist & Sarah Moen, Information Quality Specialist at American Family Insurance Dec 8 2016 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In this webinar, Vinaya Thummala and Sarah Moen will share insights on the data governance program at American Family Insurance. They will discuss the value of high quality data to their program and what it has meant to their success. By leveraging Informatica Data Quality, they have been able to ensure that their data is reliable, consistent, and clean. In this webinar, you will:

    •Hear an overview of the Information Quality Management Program at American Family Insurance
    •Lean how data governance activities are supported by data quality policies, standards and processes to continuously monitor and improve the reliability of business data
    •Understand the effective use of data quality in projects: check and ensure the quality of all data, including existing data, transformed data and newly created data
    •Discover their Data Quality as a Service Model: Data quality services deployment at Enterprise level for technical expertise, shared infrastructure, and different engagement models to meet all business needs
  • Deploy & Manage a Modern Data Platform on Microsoft Azure Deploy & Manage a Modern Data Platform on Microsoft Azure Jennifer Wu, Director of Product Management, Cloudera and Daniel Karuppiah Director of Product Marketing Microsoft Dec 8 2016 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Discover the new platform within the enterprise! The emergence of Big Data has driven the need for a new data platform within the enterprise.

    Apache Hadoop has emerged as the core of that platform and is driving transformative outcomes across every industry.

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

    Join this webcast to:
    - See how Microsoft Azure provides first class support for your Linux-based Apache Hadoop applications
    - Explore the Cloudera Enterprise stack, from open source components to enterprise tooling
    - Review common use cases for Cloudera on Azure
    - Discover customer benefits and success stories
    - Learn how to deploy and start recognizing value with Cloudera on Azure

    This webinar is part of the ‘8-part Azure Open Source’ webinar series dedicated to discussing various open source solutions available on Azure, to ensure you're successful with your Linux-based applications provided by our trusted partners like Cloudera, Datastax, Cloudbees, SUSE, Pivotal, and more.

    This webcast is part of our Realize more benefits with open source on Azure webcast series. Sign up for this session, or the entire series today!
  • Big Data, Predictive Analytics, and Sales Performance Big Data, Predictive Analytics, and Sales Performance Barbara Giamanco, Social Centered Selling, Peter Mollins, Knowledge Tree, & Melissa Treier, Information Builders Dec 8 2016 9:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Is your team ready for the new era of data?

    The era of big data and predictive analytics is clearly upon sales and marketing professionals, representing a transformative paradigm shift for sales and marketing teams. No longer can salespeople rely on relationships and other soft factors to target and close business. Marketing has to move beyond one-off campaigns and brand advertising.
    Big data and predictive analytics technologies represent the opportunity to turn the tables. In other words, sales and marketing can finally become more about math than magic.

    Join this webcast to learn how to:
    - Justify big data and predictive analytics as part of your organization's sales and marketing strategy
    - Leverage insights from big data to accurately target high-value prospects in marketing campaigns, keep existing customers on board through account-based marketing strategies, and expand existing opportunities
    - Improve sales forecasting accuracy using more than "gut feel," relying on real-time sales data visualizations

    This webcast is part of our Microsoft Dynamics Business Applications webcast series. Sign up for this session, or the entire series today!
  • Harnessing 2017’s biggest database trends Harnessing 2017’s biggest database trends Matt Aslett, 451 Research Director for Data Platforms & Analytics; Mike Kelly CTO, SelectStar Dec 9 2016 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of different platforms and approaches used to store, process and analyze data in multiple formats from multiple sources. An abundance of data platforms (relational and non-relational databases, NoSQL, NewSQL, Hadoop, database as a service, etc.) has created a complex data management landscape that relies on the integration of multiple interdependent platforms and analysis tools. This trend is expected to continue in 2017. This webinar will preview how the database market is expected to change and what database professionals can do to use these changes to their advantage.

    In this session you’ll:

    - Learn what’s driving increasing adoption trends in specific data platforms like NoSQL and Hadoop
    - See how cloud-based data platforms are being used—and who is using them
    - Discover the implications of IoT for data platforms
    - See a demo of a new database management platform designed to address these changes
  • Introducción a Amazon EC2 Introducción a Amazon EC2 Carlos Carús Dec 12 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) es un Servicio Web de AWS que proporciona capacidad de cómputo con tamaño modificable en la nube. Está diseñado para ofrecer un auténtico entorno virtual de cómputo profesional y escalable que permite utilizar interfaces de servicios web para lanzar instancias con distintos sistemas operativos, cargarlas con su entorno de aplicaciones personalizado, administrar sus permisos de acceso a la red y ejecutar su imagen utilizando los sistemas que desee.

    En este webinar gratuito te mostraremos en directo los principales beneficios y uso de Amazon EC2 tales como control total sobre sus instancias, aumentar o disminuir la capacidad en minutos, posibilidad de elegir entre varios tipos de instancia, sistemas operativos y paquetes de software, pago por uso o funcionalidad de red sólida y segura para sus recursos informáticos.
  • Partnerworks Office Hours: Dynamic Security & Data Governance in HDP 2.5 Partnerworks Office Hours: Dynamic Security & Data Governance in HDP 2.5 Srikanth Venkat Senior Director of Security & Sean Roberts, Partner Engineering EMEA, Hortonworks Dec 13 2016 3:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    The integration of Apache Ranger and Apache Atlas is driving the creation of a classification-based access security policies in Hadoop. The Atlas project is a data governance and metadata framework for the Hadoop platform that includes contributions from end users and vendors. The Ranger project provides central security policy administration, auditing, authorization, authentication, and data encryption for Hadoop ecosystem projects such as HDFS, Hive, HBase, Storm, Solr, Kafka,NiFi and YARN. When Atlas and Ranger are used together, system administrators can define flexible metadata tag-based security policies to protect data in real-time.

    In this month’s Partnerworks Office Hours we will discuss the Security & Governance capabilities of HDP 2.5 with integration Apache Ranger & Apache Atlas. As usual we will leave plenty of time for your questions & further discussion.

    Topics covered:

    - Classification-based Policies
    - Location-based Policies
    - Time-based Policies
    - Prohibition-based Policies
    - Hive Row Level Security & Dynamic Data Masking:
    - Broader Atlas eco-system support
  • Eliminating security blind spots for Endpoints or on the move Eliminating security blind spots for Endpoints or on the move Kim Ellery, Director Product Marketing Dec 13 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Just a few years ago it was all about keeping things out with traditional security focused on the perimeter. Today it’s a given that many risks have already made it past the front door – with the acceleration to the cloud combined with the exponential growth of mobility, sensitive data can be accessed from anywhere. This new reality has brought productivity gains but also a new landscape of risks. As a result, many organizations have upped their game, employing a strong playbook traversing from the endpoint to the cloud. This layered approach ensures organizations can tackle and respond to each play as it happens. Join Kim Ellery from Absolute for an insightful presentation on the strategic benefits of this new landscape, and why many organizations still miss critical security blind spots.
  • Commercialising IP: Bridging the gap between academia and industry Commercialising IP: Bridging the gap between academia and industry Bruno Reynolds, Senior Consultant at Isis Enterprise, Ben Oakley, Consultant at Isis Enterprise Dec 13 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Resource constraints, financial and human, mean that most universities simply do not have the luxury of being able to back every research commercialisation opportunity. Therefore, it is essential to develop a strategy and process that optimises the chances of backing winners, be it to maximise the financial return or to address the non-financial impact agenda.

    PatSnap will be teaming up Isis Enterprise, the innovation consultancy division of Oxford University Innovation, to discuss some key measures that can be taken to identify promising commercialisation projects that are underpinned by strong intellectual property. We will also be providing insight on methods for trimming and shaping academic patent portfolios so that they are optimised for strong overall returns.
  • Search-Driven Analytics for Healthcare: Improve Patient Outcomes With Data Search-Driven Analytics for Healthcare: Improve Patient Outcomes With Data Jeff Currier, Data Management & Analytics, Availity; Eric Vassian, Account Executive, ThoughtSpot Dec 13 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The healthcare industry produces massive volumes of data every day, and static reports with stale data aren’t sufficient for making data-driven decisions, especially when they affect patient outcomes. Join Jeff Currier, Data Management and Analytics at Availity, to learn how they are using Relational Search technology to change the way they deliver critical information to healthcare professionals across the US.
  • Who You Gonna Call? Arm the Service Desk to Ghost-Bust Issues Before They Occur Who You Gonna Call? Arm the Service Desk to Ghost-Bust Issues Before They Occur Chris Marsh, 451 Research; Chris Dunn, Easy Vista; & Bruce Aboudara, Scalable Software Dec 13 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The Service Desk is at the frontlines of a changing landscape in IT. IT is now, more than ever, required to provide 100% uptime of their services, and provide them to users anytime and anywhere – thanks in large part to the growth in new consumer apps and services accessed through mobile devices.

    To support this demand the service desk must be aware of and prepared for several key trends:

    •Mobile. More and more, users are accessing their services through their mobile devices. Powerful trends are shaping the mobile world that will impact the Service Desk. We in the service desk must adapt, but what does that mean?

    •Service Availability. Users expect their services to always be up – just like they experience with their other mobile apps and should there be an issue, they expect it to be resolved immediately. What can the Service Desk to make this dream a reality?

    •New Technologies. Prompted by this need for always-on, mobile-available services, infrastructure teams are looking toward newer technologies such as public clouds, software defined networking (SDN), and hyperconverged architectures. How does this impact the Service Desk?

    Join, Chris Marsh, lead mobility analyst at 451 research, Chris Dunn, Global Director of Product marketing for EasyVista, and Bruce Aboudara SVP at Scalable Software as they discuss the key trends the service desk need to know about as well as actions the service desk can take to capitalize on those trends.
  • The Most Underappreciated Element in Analytics The Most Underappreciated Element in Analytics Jim McHugh, VP & GM at Nvidia and Todd Mostak, Founder & CEO of MapD Dec 13 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The vast majority of reviews on analytical applications are feature driven but this misses a critical component – usability. No matter how many chart types, how many governance features or what types of row level security is offered, if the application is slow, it won’t get used properly. Join Nvidia’s Jim McHugh and MapD’s Todd Mostak to talk about why speed, and in particular speed at scale, is the defining capability for analytics in the petabyte economy. The webinar will cover current research, the latest hardware advancements (NVIDIA P100 and DGX-1), and what techniques innovative companies are using to harness the parallel processing power of Nvidia GPUs.

    Jim McHugh is vice president and general manager at NVIDIA with over 25 years of experience as a marketing and business executive with startup, mid-sized, and high-profile companies. He currently leads DGX-1, the world’s first AI supercomputer in a box. Jim focuses on building a vision of organizational success and executing strategies to deliver computing solutions that benefit from GPUs in the data center. He has a deep knowledge and understanding of business drivers, market/customer dynamics, technology-centered products, and accelerated solutions.
  • Evolving the Digital Experience in 2017 Evolving the Digital Experience in 2017 Simon Crawley Dec 13 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The digital revolution within society is in full swing, as the rate of consumer-facing technological advancement accelerates to unprecedented levels. Your users have never been so tech aware, and businesses need to keep up in order to stay relevant in the current marketplace. The pressure on businesses is two-fold – not only do they need to successfully transform themselves and their processes, but they need to apply that transformation to their customers’ experience.
    So where do organizations need to focus their digital transformation efforts in order to be successful? And what part does analytics play in this digital revolution? How beneficial is a comprehensive and experienced analytics partner to organizations currently attempting to transform digitally?
    During this webinar we will discuss the difficulties organizations are encountering when undertaking their digital journey, investigate why some organizations are more successful at digital transformation than others, and take a look at the impact and repercussions of failing to successfully transform in 2017.
    Huge business challenges are also often opportunities, and where some businesses struggle, others will excel. Organizations today need to view digital transformation as their defining moment, and reap the benefits moving into the future.
  • How Can You Compete Like Amazon? How Can You Compete Like Amazon? Dan Boutin, VP Digital Strategy | Mat Ball, PMM Data Science Dec 13 2016 6:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    In this power-packed 30-minute webinar, you’ll learn how companies like Lowe’s and Office Depot use data science to successfully compete against the retail behemoth that is Amazon. Your webinar hosts, Dan Boutin and Mat Ball, will share how your site’s unique DNA can be harnessed to create exceptional customer experiences and business outcomes while improving IT performance... all within a super-competitive online retail marketplace.

    This fast-paced session will cover the following:
    1. How Lowe’s and Office Depot successfully use Digital Performance Management (DPM) to maximize ROI from web and mobile traffic and marketing campaigns.
    2. The increasing importance of data science for both rapid and long-term decision-making.
    3. How to gain a deeper understanding of your company’s performance DNA and learn how to take advantage of opportunities that are unique to your site and your business.

    Your takeaway from this talk will be a insights and best practices that you can put into play to drive site traffic, gain visibility into how shoppers use your site, optimize customer experiences, and connect the dots between digital performance and business metrics.