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  • Breach Detection Systems The final protection? Breach Detection Systems The final protection? Thomas Skybakmoen Recorded: Aug 25 2016 45 mins
    Find out how a breach detection system, which is designed to detect the activity of malware inside your network after a breach has occurred, can strengthen your defense.
  • Know Your Baseline Costs Before Considering Migration Know Your Baseline Costs Before Considering Migration Chris Grossmeier, Director of Product Management Recorded: Aug 25 2016 42 mins
    Join this webinar to be certain of making the right decisions on moving resources to the cloud. You’ll see how to evaluate which workloads are candidates for cloud migration PLUS measure how efficiently you’re utilizing your own resources.

    The CloudPhysics Cost Calculator for Private Cloud lets you apply basic costing models to determine your actual costs per virtual machine (VM) in terms of power, compute resources, memory, storage, licensing, and more to generate a cost baseline.

    Now you can apply CloudPhysics rightsizing intelligence to your VMs. See your “as is” costs beside your rightsized costs at peak, 99th percentile, and 95th percentile. Capture savings by reducing workloads to match actual demands and reduce overprovisioning.

    When mapping your VMs to their public cloud instances, apply the same peak, 99th percentile, and 95th percentile data to reveal cost difference for private versus public cloud.

    Attend this webinar to be sure you’ve optimized decision-making before you move.
  • VM Backup Best Practices: Tips from the Trenches, featuring the ZaneRay Group VM Backup Best Practices: Tips from the Trenches, featuring the ZaneRay Group Brennan Sandusky and Dean Hamilton, ZaneRay Group & Stephen Aldous and Gagan Bhatia, HPE Software, VM Explorer Recorded: Aug 25 2016 60 mins
    All organizations, no matter how large or small, are leveraging virtualization and the cloud to meet the speed and agility needs of today’s businesses. But it comes with challenges. Is the worry of protecting your organization’s critical data keeping you up at night? Wondering how to secure the data in your virtual environments?

    Join this live panel discussion to find out how ZaneRay, a Montana-based web design and e-commerce consultancy, protects their high-value websites, internal systems and client data. Learn best practices for VM backup from practitioners just like you!
  • Tightening the Reins on Credit Risk Modeling Tightening the Reins on Credit Risk Modeling Laurent Birade and John Voigt of SAS and Dan Magestro, IIA Research Director Recorded: Aug 25 2016 57 mins
    Many financial institutions recognize that they still do not have sufficient data management, infrastructure, or staffing in place to address all the issues brought about by the myriad of risk regulations. While larger banks continue to struggle with the qualitative aspects of supervisory stress testing and capital planning, IFRS 9 and the new CECL accounting standard will demand greater interconnection of Finance and Risk, more complex modeling, and increased public disclosure. Heightened expectations of strong model risk management and governance further strain organizations.

    To address these challenges, institutions are reexamining existing processes with a goal to establish a more efficient and controlled modeling environment—including model implementation and lifecycle management, orchestration, and governance. How can financial institutions ensure they have the foundational building blocks in place to meet these increasing demands?
  • Data in Motion: It All Starts With Ingestion Part 2 Data in Motion: It All Starts With Ingestion Part 2 Gordon Hung, Senior Account Executive at DataTorrent Recorded: Aug 25 2016 11 mins
    Ingesting data into Hadoop is a frustrating, time-consuming activity. Further, the growth of data has created immense challenges that are not met by traditional legacy systems. Not only do you have to ingest structured data but unstructured data as well - at scale. Also, this ingestion needs to happen 24x7, never go down nor lose data.

    Having a simplified big data application that collects, aggregates and moves volumes of data to and from Hadoop is necessary for an efficient data processing pipeline.
  • Skype Operations Framework & Network Readiness Skype Operations Framework & Network Readiness Korneel Bullens, Sr Customer Eng Architect - Microsoft | John Hand, Global Microsoft Alliance Director - IR Recorded: Aug 25 2016 62 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 an 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.
  • Metric and Measurement Mistakes that Destroy Agile - 1 PMI PMP PDU Credit Metric and Measurement Mistakes that Destroy Agile - 1 PMI PMP PDU Credit Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com Recorded: Aug 25 2016 58 mins
    To be a high performing business, you require effective metrics and measurements that will help you gain valuable performance insights which will help drive informed and strategic decisions for your organization. Join Andy Jordan, ProjectManagement.com as he discusses what people are doing wrong when it comes to Agile metrics and provide guidance on how to get it right – the first time. Andy will also discuss the risks of using common metrics between Agile and waterfall approaches as well as why organizations need to focus on value-based metrics rather than arbitrary metrics of progress.

    This session is approved for 1 Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP PDU Credit.
  • Performance Management and Analytics Performance Management and Analytics Bob Jude Ferrante, Director, PMF Development, Porter Thorndike, Technical Director, North America Recorded: Aug 25 2016 28 mins
    Summer Shorts Series

    Performance Management Framework (PMF) for WebFOCUS lets you quickly go from discovery in WebFOCUS to ongoing measurement – giving you the ability to communicate and act as you observe your metrics.

    To speed you along, your business users can work seamlessly with WebFOCUS content creators to assemble dashboards that link up operational reporting and charts to PMF’s high-level strategies and summaries.

    Watch two rockstars – Bob Ferrante and Porter Thorndike – collaborate and assemble gorgeous and super-useful content, right before your eyes.

    Bring your questions!
  • Advancing your Marketing Campaign with Data Analytics Advancing your Marketing Campaign with Data Analytics Florian Douetteau, CEO at Dataiku Recorded: Aug 25 2016 6 mins
    EM360° spends 5 minutes with CEO of Dataiku, Florian Douetteau who tells us about the three types of data you should be looking at to really improve your marketing campaigns with advanced analytics.
  • Using Container Technologies for Agile, Scalable Application Releases Using Container Technologies for Agile, Scalable Application Releases Ian Philpot, Sr. Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation and John Willis, Director of Ecosystems Development, Docker Recorded: Aug 24 2016 39 mins
    Want faster time to deployment? Need to quickly scale your applications? Microsoft can help.

    Microsoft offers a comprehensive set of container technologies for scalable, high availability, and agile release cadence. Join us for an overview of how containers can improve your organization's application development lifecycle. The session will leverage real world examples and highlight Docker.

    Watch this webcast to understand:
    •The beneficial impact of adopting container technology
    •Installation, security, design considerations and deployment operations followed by a quick tour of the Docker platform
    •How container technology positively impacts operations

    Sign up now to save your space for the live event, or to receive notification when this webcast is available on-demand.
  • Structured Data Insights: The Vertica Architecture Advantage Structured Data Insights: The Vertica Architecture Advantage Chuck Bear, Engineer at HPE Vertica Recorded: Aug 24 2016 49 mins
    It’s widely known that the HPE Vertica Analytics Platform provides blazing-fast performance for thousands of organizations. But how does Vertica actually make that happen? Join us to look "Under the Hood" of Vertica and learn about the core technologies, approaches, and to get a glimpse of HPE “Excavator,” the current version of HPE Vertica.
  • Creating Truly Personalized Apps with Transaction Data Insights Creating Truly Personalized Apps with Transaction Data Insights Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat Recorded: Aug 24 2016 61 mins
    Rapidly evolving trends among digital financial services are driving fintech developers to create much more personalized customer experiences within their applications. By harnessing the power of consumer transaction data, these industry innovators can enhance customer engagement and drive more targeted cross-sell and upsell revenue opportunities.

    Analyzing consumers’ financial data is quickly becoming the future of online banking and those in the fintech community that can leverage this information quickly and effectively will have the edge and be able to deliver the personalized services necessary to attract and retain the next generation of banking customers.

    Join us on August 24 to hear from a panel of industry experts as we discuss the evolution of consumer transaction data analytics and how to leverage it to create a more contextualized and personalized user experience.

    We’ll discuss:
    * The increasing demand for fintech apps to create an individualized digital banking experience
    * The rapid advancement of gathering and analyzing consumer transactional data
    * How fintech developers can leverage contextual data to improve customer products

    Speakers include:

    * Alex Cram, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Track Technologies
    * Robin Verderosa, Senior Director, Product Management, Envestnet | Yodlee
    * Jim Del Favero, Chief Product Officer at Personal Capital
    * Mani Fazeli, VP of Product, Wave
    * Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register for this free event today!

    Sponsored by: Yodlee
  • Building Blocks for Scalable, High Performance Storage Applications: SPDK Building Blocks for Scalable, High Performance Storage Applications: SPDK Jonathan Stern, Storage Applications Engineer at Intel Corporation Recorded: Aug 24 2016 59 mins
    Discussing the Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK) an extension of the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) into a storage context. We cover how SPDK got started, what the benefits are of an NVMe* polled mode driver, how SPDK supports protocols like NVMe over Fabrics and the future areas of development for SPDK.
  • J Crew Case Study: Using Analytics to Transform an Omni-Channel Strategy J Crew Case Study: Using Analytics to Transform an Omni-Channel Strategy SAS Retail Solutions and Analytics Advisors, Donna McGuckin and Jason Gautereaux Recorded: Aug 24 2016 43 mins
    The challenge of managing millions of size and location requirements is overwhelming, and the results are not readily scalable with our given staff. While technology and vast amounts of data help create more localized assortments based on consumer preferences, product attributes and location performance, it’s nearly impossible to narrow the assortment management process to the size level with great accuracy.

    J. Crew executives, Jason Nusca, Vice President Merchandise Information Office, and Pamella Lee, Vice President Allocation will join SAS Retail Solutions and Analytics Advisors, Donna McGuckin and Jason Gautereaux, to discuss how retail and wholesale organizations are transforming and enabling their teams to:

    •Maximize omni-channel inventory to meet consumer size demand
    •Make millions of item/location decisions accurately by size
    •Transform business to meet winning omni-channel strategies profitably
    •Identify the business value and build confidence enterprise wide
  • Efficiency & Scale in Middle Office Financial Services Efficiency & Scale in Middle Office Financial Services William Fearnley, IDC Financial Insights & Scott Jeschonek, Avere Systems Recorded: Aug 24 2016 59 mins
    Within the financial services industry, middle office analytics and simulations continue to grow in volume and complexity. Massive compute and storage demands cause strain on IT resources. While new technologies promise speed and scalability, evaluating this unique middle office environment requires a look at compliance, risk, and pricing analytics to determine potential gains and losses. In this webinar, IDC – Financial Insights Research Director, Bill Fearnley, looks at current middle office IT workflows supporting analytics, backtesting and financial modeling and evaluates a hybrid cloud infrastructure to support growing demands.

    In this webinar, you’ll:

    · Hear an IDC Analyst’s view on the current financial services IT environment
    · Learn of common challenges and approaches to combat growing strain on compute and storage infrastructure
    · Join in a discussion about the viability of enabling cloud services to expand compute and storage capacity
    · Gain guidance on how large hedge funds and investment banks are overcoming inherent cloud challenges like latency, data accessibility, and cost management
  • It’s a Global Market. Address it! It’s a Global Market. Address it! Thomas Brence, Dir Product Marketing, Informatica - Sheila Donovan, President, Global DM Solutions Recorded: Aug 24 2016 48 mins
    Many corporations are looking overseas for continued business growth in both consumer and business markets. Now more than ever, customer contact data is a vital corporate asset.

    If you are responsible for managing global address data, this webinar is for you. You will learn how to optimize performance from Informatica’s Address Verification product by developing best practices for global address data management.

    During this webinar, viewers will learn:
    •Developing quality acceptance standards for multiple data sources
    •Identifying and troubleshooting poor quality incoming data
    •Creating business rules for exception processing
    •Understanding language and cultural idiosyncrasies that affect address data
    •Educating your team about the Do’s and Don’ts of global address management
    •Developing core best practices for your organization
    •Selecting the best parameters in Address Verification for your specific business needs
    Join industry veteran and thought leader, Sheila Donovan, President and Founder of Global DM Solutions, as she walks through this exciting content.
  • Design Fast Data Architecture for Big Data with Logical Data Warehouse & Lakes Design Fast Data Architecture for Big Data with Logical Data Warehouse & Lakes Kurt Jackson, Platform Lead, Autodesk Recorded: Aug 24 2016 56 mins
    A Case Study presented by Kurt Jackson, Platform Lead, Autodesk

    Companies such as Autodesk are fast replacing the once-true- and-tried physical data warehouses with logical data warehouses/ data lakes. Why? Because they are able to accomplish the same results in 1/6 th of the time and with 1/4 th of the resources.

    In this webinar, Autodesk’s Platform Lead, Kurt Jackson,, will describe how they designed a modern fast data architecture as a single unified logical data warehouse/ data lake using data virtualization and contemporary big data analytics like Spark.

    Logical data warehouse / data lake is a virtual abstraction layer over the physical data warehouse, big data repositories, cloud, and other enterprise applications. It unifies both structured and unstructured data in real-time to power analytical and operational use cases.

    Attend and Learn:

    -Why logical data warehouse/ data lakes are the bedrock of modern data architecture
    -How you can build a logical data warehouse using data virtualization
    -How to create a single, unified enterprise-wide access and governance point for any data used within the company

    Become a fast data strategy expert in one hour!
  • Data Visualisation Best Practices Data Visualisation Best Practices Brett Churchill, BI Consultant, Yellowfin Recorded: Aug 24 2016 49 mins
    Business Intelligence investment is booming and the amount of data available for reporting and analysis is skyrocketing.
    So, it’s never been harder, or more important to quickly uncover and communicate the actionable insights within your data. But, how do you deliver value from your BI deployment?
    Watch this webinar to learn how to choose, design and deliver the best visualisations to effectively communicate the significance of your metrics and trends to your BI users.
  • Big Data Analytics and Data Management with Hortonworks & HPE Big Data Analytics and Data Management with Hortonworks & HPE Vincent Powell, HPE & Dave Russell, Hortonworks Recorded: Aug 23 2016 63 mins
    As organizations strive to identify and realize the value in Big Data, many now seek more agile and capable analytic systems. While many have piloted Hadoop as a data repository for simple workloads, there is much more value that can be created from Hadoop by leveraging the data in the platform more, to interact with the data and uncover new business insights.

    To understand how to be agile and data driven, please join us for a webinar with some of our Big Data experts. At this session we will be covering:

    • Best practice methods needed to extract value from Hadoop investments, analysing opportunities and obstacles many organizations face nowadays.
    • How to identify, validate and prioritise IT use cases based on value.
    • Why consumption based platforms are, in the current business world, the best of choice to overcome the risk of technology obsolescence.
    • Strategic guide to work with customer senior management and lead architects to address their architectural direction and alignment with business priorities.
    • Competitive information you need to craft the winning analytics strategy to derive real-time business insights from new and existing data sources.
  • What does the GDPR mean to you? What does the GDPR mean to you? Arif Muhammad, Director Product Management and Wilfred Mathanaraj, Product Owner TDM, CA Technologies Recorded: Aug 18 2016 42 mins
    There's new legislation in place, that's expanded the definition of personal data and puts IT and testing departments on high alert to safeguard personal data, across testing and development environments. It's the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Are you ready for it?

    In this session, we’ll demonstrate how CA Test Data Manager helps to both mask your production data and to generate synthetic test data; a powerful combination to help you meet compliance needs and deliver quality applications. There will be a short section on the future of the tester self-service model that will enable testers to efficiently get access to the right test data.
  • The Business Impact of Fast Data Analytics The Business Impact of Fast Data Analytics Impetus; Fannie Mae Recorded: Aug 18 2016 61 mins
    The promise of big data is greater than ever before…due to an explosion in the number and variety of data sources. This has caused a shift from traditional structured, and batch or periodic data warehouse environments to today’s more complex combination of structured with semi & unstructured data, along with the requirement to apply analytics in real-time. To determine how best to deliver on the full promise of this opportunity, enterprises today have to sort through an often confusing array of commercial and open source solutions.

    This webinar will feature a real-world example describing how Fannie Mae worked with partners Hortonworks and Impetus Technologies to develop a streamlined solution to:
    -Reduce the cost and complexity of their data infrastructure by leveraging more efficient and effective big data and fast data ingestion platforms
    -Deliver net new analytics capabilities
    -Apply data quality checks and data enrichment at the point of ingest through the use of real-time analytics
  • Find Your Way With Location Analytics Find Your Way With Location Analytics Mark Winslow, Location Analytics Specialist, Information Builders Recorded: Aug 18 2016 25 mins
    Summer Shorts Series

    After a long week on the beach, you might need a map to find your way back to work, and especially to see what your business is doing.

    WebFOCUS maps combine the best-of-breed mapping from Esri with the industry-leading BI capability of Information Builders' analytics platform.

    Join us as we explore how mapping and BI can help you:

    Visualize your corporate data with Esri maps
    Interact with multiple map layers
    Include custom map layers
    Enrich your findings with Esri demographic data

    Bring your questions!
  • Microsoft SQL Series: 5 steps to Migrate from Oracle to SQL Server Microsoft SQL Series: 5 steps to Migrate from Oracle to SQL Server Kevin Orbaker & Rajinder Gill Recorded: Aug 17 2016 65 mins
    Migration is a process. We have in-depth methodologies, resources, offers and tools to help you move from Oracle to SQL Server quickly and painlessly. Learn 5 steps to migrate from Oracle and unlock value from your data using the cutting edge capabilities of SQL Server.

    Join this session to learn about the 5 steps in migration:
    •Assess your current data systems
    •Develop a Migration Plan
    •Deploy to the new system
    •Validate everything is working properly
    •Cutover from your old system
  • The Role of FPGAs in SparK Accelerators The Role of FPGAs in SparK Accelerators Shreyas Shah, Principal Data center Architect, Xilinx Aug 29 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In the cloud computing era, data growth is exponential. Every day billions of photos are shared and large amount of new data created in multiple formats. Within this cloud of data, the relevant data with real monetary value is small. To extract the valuable data, big data analytics frame works like SparK is used. This can run on top of a variety of file systems and data bases. To accelerate the SparK by 10-1000x, customers are creating solutions like log file accelerators, storage layer accelerators, MLLIB (One of the SparK library) accelerators, and SQL accelerators etc.

    FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) are the ideal fit for these type of accelerators where the workloads are constantly changing. For example, they can accelerate different algorithms on different data based on end users and the time of the day, but keep the same hardware.

    This webinar will describe the role of FPGAs in SparK accelerators and give SparK accelerator use cases.
  • The Power of Context: Better Reporting Through Contextualized Analytic Data The Power of Context: Better Reporting Through Contextualized Analytic Data Peter Sprague & Dan Wilmot Aug 30 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Traditional business reporting is often one-size-fits-all. It rarely provides the targeted analytic content required by different decision-makers with unique informational needs. Business leaders need more than just accurate and timely reporting—they need data-driven analytic context. In this webinar, we’ll examine how organizations can benefit from modern BI tools that feature advanced, customizable reporting capabilities (smart infographics, dynamic text, and more) that automatically deliver contextualized analytic content for specific users. Examples will be demonstrated using Pyramid Analytics’ BI Office.
  • Next Generation Cloud Data Warehousing with Informatica and Microsoft Azure Next Generation Cloud Data Warehousing with Informatica and Microsoft Azure Life Time Fitness, Microsoft Azure, Informatica Aug 30 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Become a cloud-first company on your terms with hybrid cloud data management. Join us to learn how you can use Informatica Cloud or leverage your existing PowerCenter investment to redirect workloads and run on Microsoft Azure public cloud eco-system. You will learn how your organization can benefit from cloud economics and improved agility, while continuing to leverage existing PowerCenter resources, skills and work-products. Gain insight into the products and connectors available to run Informatica on Azure. Hear how Life Time Fitness is using Informatica Cloud and PowerCenter running on Microsoft Azure to drive customer intimacy and improve operational efficiency.
  • What You Don’t Know About 3rd Party Scripts Can Hurt You! What You Don’t Know About 3rd Party Scripts Can Hurt You! Buddy Brewer, SVP of Products at SOASTA Aug 30 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Your website is probably one of – if not the – primary revenue drivers in your company. But do you know what’s really happening to your visitors? If you have third party components on your site, how do you manage the risk and the ROI of the tools provided by these parties?

    Join the discussion with Web Performance experts: Scott D. Lowe & Buddy Brewer, SVP of Products at SOASTA, to get a better understanding of the impact 3rd party scripts can have on your site. We will be joined by Jason Trester, CBS Interactive’s Senior Director of Site Engineering. Jason will share with the audience his experience with SOASTA and how it’s transformed their audience experience.
  • Ask the Experts: Realizing the Value of Microsoft Azure  Ask the Experts: Realizing the Value of Microsoft Azure  Evelyn Padrino, Group Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Aug 30 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Tune in for the latest in our Ask the Experts Series! This session is all-about-Azure: cloud computing and PaaS for the enterprise. During this session we will show you how and why to use the benefit/credit that comes with your Visual Studio Subscription.

    In this webcast, you will learn:

     about other available Azure programs
     application development tests on Azure
     what other customers are doing on Azure and how it is paying large dividends
  • Breach Detection Systems – Product Selection Guide Breach Detection Systems – Product Selection Guide Jason Pappalexis Aug 30 2016 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Understand Breach Detection System selection criteria and what enterprises should consider prior to purchase.
  • Google Cloud Storage Nearline - Take Your Data To The Next Level Google Cloud Storage Nearline - Take Your Data To The Next Level Brian Stevens and Carl Schachter, Google Aug 30 2016 7:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Find out about how organizations can dramatically lower storage infrastructure costs by deploying a cloud-based object storage solution.

    Led by Google executives, Brian Stevens and Carl Schachter, this webcast will discuss:
    ●The benefits of using cloud as another storage tier?
    ●When to consider Cloud Storage (GCS) for secondary storage
    ●How to potentially use Cloud (Google Compute Engine) for Disaster Recovery
    ●Potential issues with bandwidth, recovery time, cost, security and usability

    Google Cloud Storage Nearline is a low-cost, highly-durable and highly available storage service for infrequently accessed data, data archiving, online backup and disaster recovery. Data is available instantly, not within hours or days. With sub-second average response times and 1 cent per GB/month pricing, Cloud Storage Nearline gives you terrific performance at a low cost.
  • BotBeat: B2B and B2C use case for bots BotBeat: B2B and B2C use case for bots Jon Cifuentes, Analyst, VentureBeat Aug 30 2016 7:30 pm UTC 45 mins
    Bots are more than just trendy. They’re increasingly becoming a smart business decision and one that more than just the big players are sitting up and noticing. From Foursquare’s Marsbot (eatery recommendations) to Uber (rides) to the many bots that plug in to Slack, it’s clear there is both a B2B and B2C purpose for bots.

    For Activision, using bots via Facebook to announce this year’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare release to consumers netted them over 6 million messages between users. The beauty of bots, as Activision and others have discovered, is that they allow businesses greater access to increasingly mobile messaging consumers. Facebook is investing fully in the chatbot experience with brands including Staples, Bank of America, and Taco Bell.

    For both consumer brands and B2B companies, the time is now to consider the implications of bots for the bottom line.

    Join this panel of executive leaders as they discuss the use cases for bots for consumers and between businesses, including:

    • Elements of a successful bot strategy
    • Where consumers prefer to interact with bots
    * In-depth discussion of the B2B use cases for bots

    Speakers include:
    * Amir Shevat, Head of Developer Relations, Slack
    * Robert Hoffer, "The Bot Father"
    • Jon Cifuentes, Analyst, VentureBeat
    • Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat


    Register today for this free executive event.
  • 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) Thomas Canty - Chief Innovation Officer, IR | Stephen Elliott - Marketing Director 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 permettre aux utilisateurs métier de simplifier la compréhension de leurs données pour 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 termes 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 manière sécurisée, et accessible sur tout équipement.

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