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  • Bi-Directional Data Movement Need Not Be Feared
    Bi-Directional Data Movement Need Not Be Feared Glenn Goodrich Recorded: Oct 18 2017 14 mins
    Bi-directional data movement need not be feared when using HVR for real-time data integration. In this video, Glenn Goodrich, Director of Enablement, explains how bi-directional data movement can be accomplished efficiently, accurately, and in real-time with HVR.

    Chapter 1: What is Bi-Directional? 1:13

    Chapter 2-1: How to Implement Bi-Directional 3:32

    Chapter 2-2: Bi-Directional Considerations 5:03

    Chapter 3: Why Implement Bi-Directional? 11:46


    Additional Areas of Interest:
    Collisions: 5:36
    Triggers: 6:34
    DDL Operations and Truncates: 7:15
    Loop Avoidance: 8:15
    Conflict Detection Resolution (CDR): 10:06
  • Disruption in Commercial Real Estate Lending: Forces Reshaping the Market
    Disruption in Commercial Real Estate Lending: Forces Reshaping the Market K.C. Conway, MAI, CRE, Economist, Counselor of Real Estate, Evaluation Expert Recorded: Oct 18 2017 48 mins
    Join us as KC Conway, a noted expert in CRE lending, takes us on a “no-squiggly-lines” presentation of the forces disrupting commercial real estate lending. Attendees will get a look at today’s top disruptors, changes in high-growth MSAs and the key market trends that are reshaping the risks of lending on different asset classes. Conway will also look past the headlines about double-digit growth in CRE originations to stratify lending trends for major sources and explore what is restricting growth in some sectors of the market.

    Presenter:
    K.C. Conway, MAI, CRE, Economist, Counselor of Real Estate, Valuation Expert. Conway is a well-respected speaker and author with a history of accurately forecasting commercial real estate trends and changing market conditions across the U.S. He is a nationally recognized Subject Matter Expert on commercial real estate matters with specialized expertise in valuation, ports and logistics, housing economics, bank regulation and real estate finance. He has held progressive roles within the Federal Reserve (CRE Risk Specialty Officer), national brokerage and large bank organizations.
  • Makeover Monday Viz Review - week 42
    Makeover Monday Viz Review - week 42 Andy Kriebel, Head Coach at The Data School & Eva Murray, Head of BI and Tableau Evangelist at Exasol Recorded: Oct 18 2017 64 mins
    Join the Makeover Monday community for a 60min live webinar to discuss selected data visualizations from this week's submissions.

    You can participate in the webinar, ask questions but also submit a viz ahead of time for review (do this on Twitter via the usual process, and include #MMVizReview if you want live feedback).

    VIZ REVIEW is our way to provide much more comprehensive feedback for everyone, which is always difficult within the limitations of Twitter.

    Find out more about Makeover Monday on www.makeovermonday.co.uk and join the conversation on Twitter by following Andy (@VizWizBI) and Eva (@TriMyData) as well as the #MakeoverMonday community.
  • Serverless Architectural Patterns and Best Practices
    Serverless Architectural Patterns and Best Practices Danilo Poccia, Technical Evangelist, AWS Recorded: Oct 18 2017 46 mins
    If you want to deploy your workloads without the burden of managing servers or operating systems, this webinar is for you. During the session, we will explore four re-usable serverless architectural patterns for supporting web apps, stream processing apps, batch processing apps, and automation apps. For each pattern, we provide a TCO analysis and comparison with the server-based equivalent. We also discuss the considerations and nuances associated with each pattern, with AWS customers sharing their experiences of deploying them. The information covered in the webinar is relevant for architects, system operators, and anyone looking for a better understanding of how serverless architectures can help them save money and improve agility.
  • Operational Analytics and Reporting, Embedded BI [ Italian]
    Operational Analytics and Reporting, Embedded BI [ Italian] Enrico Buffa, Presales Consultant Information Builders Recorded: Oct 18 2017 57 mins
    Una delle sfide più grandi per le aziende è quella di massimizzare l'utilizzo delle proprie fonti di dati e di fornire informazioni a molti utenti, ma tutto con un unico governo.

    Questa sfida richiede una piattaforma robusta che consente la BI embedded e la BI operativa.

    Questo video intende introdurre la piattaforma BI di Information Builders (WebFOCUS) per coprire questi nuovi requisiti di Business
  • Detection of Ransomware and Prevention Strategies
    Detection of Ransomware and Prevention Strategies James Brodsky, Sr. Security SME, Splunk Recorded: Oct 18 2017 64 mins
    Ransomware has moved from a nuisance targeting consumers to a serious threat to businesses and government agencies.

    In this session you will learn more about what ransomware is and how it works, followed by a live Splunk demonstration with data from a Windows ransomware infection.

    You will learn:

    - How to use Splunk Enterprise to hunt for ransomware IOCs
    - How to detect malicious endpoint behavior
    - Strategies for prevention
  • 2018 Forecast: Clouds Keep Rolling In
    2018 Forecast: Clouds Keep Rolling In Howard Marks, Deep Storage & Bernie Behn, Avere Systems Recorded: Oct 17 2017 57 mins
    Howard Marks looks ahead at the storage trends rolling into IT Operations in the new year.

    Today’s data center is a much more dynamic environment than ever before leaving IT organizations struggling to compete, and or integrate, with public cloud services with tools and hardware designed for the much more static datacenter of yesteryear. In this webinar long time industry observer Howard Marks will examine five of the trends that IT operators should pay attention to in the coming year.

    Our discussion will focus on the promise, tools and challenges involved in moving to hybrid architectures that bridge private data centers and cloud resources to shift workloads, support data-intensive compute operations, manage unstructured data growth, build affordable archives, and prepare for disaster recovery. These technologies will consider macro-level trends as well as solving operational challenges that come with the growth of cloud.

    Infrastructure architects, systems engineers, storage engineers, data strategists, HPC specialists and other enterprise IT professionals will learn:
    - Current environment and challenges in building hybrid infrastructures that support traditional and object storage
    - Five not-to-be-ignored trends ripe for adoption in 2018
    - How compute and storage can mix in the new cloud-enabled world
  • How the Right Content & Delivery Strategies Double Demand Gen ROI
    How the Right Content & Delivery Strategies Double Demand Gen ROI John Steinert, the CMO of TechTarget, and Zak Pines, the VP of Marketing at Bedrock Data Recorded: Oct 17 2017 45 mins
    As the measurability of marketing campaigns has gone up, marketers have become obsessed with things like CPL and MQL. They’ve focused more of their budgets on demand generation volume rather than on understanding the drivers of better outcomes. Despite their best efforts, for many companies, SQL/SAL conversions remain just half of where they should be for their efforts.  There’s clearly a better way.

    In this webinar, we’ll address how better synchronizing content development and delivery, to truly integrate your branding and demand generation, can lead up to a 2x increase in ROI. Here’s what we’ll cover:

    • A preview of TechTarget’s research on the effect of integrated branding on real consideration rates and demand gen conversion – based on the analysis of 110,000 IT solution deals 

    • How Bedrock Data uses a blend of thought leadership and demand generation content to achieve their sales goals
  • Connected devices and the rise of invisible payments
    Connected devices and the rise of invisible payments Kevin Gordon, Lead Innovation Architect, Worldpay Recorded: Oct 17 2017 31 mins
    By 2020, five billion people will be online, with 25 billion devices and machines using the Internet. Many devices will share data and services, and the way we engage with them will fundamentally change. In a connected world, consumer expectations of executing transactions on a phone, tablet, VR device – or even a refrigerator – will be higher than ever.

    As time goes on, devices will become smarter and make more and more decisions for us. We’ll be able to create rules as users to tell our devices what we’re comfortable with them paying for automatically. The use cases for rule-based payment are endless!

    As such, the onus of creating frictionless download and shopping experiences while overcoming barriers between devices lies with each business. When it comes to recurring and subscription payments, the technology underpinning these user experiences across devices is critical. Seamless, simple, and secure are the watchwords of an IoT world.

    Don’t wait until 2020 to address consumer pain points and overcome technological barriers to IoT adoption. Tune in to the latest VB Live event and hone in on the fastest, best ways to prepare for the IoT world. After all, it’s already here. Attend this webinar and find out:

    •How companies are already dealing with device connectivity
    •How the challenges posed by IoT are being solved for today
    •Global consumer attitudes around payments made by devices
    •How payments will become ‘invisible’ or ‘translucent’ for users
    •Payment technology that will enable devices to make decisions

    SPEAKERS:
    * Kevin Gordon, Lead Innovation Architect, Worldpay
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by: Worldpay
  • Getting Started: Automating Google Cloud Platform with Chef
    Getting Started: Automating Google Cloud Platform with Chef JJ, Strategic Technical Alliances at Chef & Nelson Araujo, Software Engineer at Google Recorded: Oct 17 2017 47 mins
    Google and Chef have come together to collaborate to manage the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) natively with Chef. Leveraging the ability of idempotency and Chef you can now declare cloud resources, using Chef, to manage GCP. By combining Chef Automate with GCP, we will show off the ability to programmatically spin up complete cloud infrastructures, without leaving Chef or the need of other tools.

    This webinar will show in action the first wave of products supported deploying a complete end-to-end solution into the cloud, from the ground up, straight from Chef.

    If you have Chef in your infrastructure or are interested in using Chef, your administrators, auditors, and executives will be interested in viewing this webinar.
  • How to identify the most valuable patents in your portfolio
    How to identify the most valuable patents in your portfolio Dr. Dierk-Oliver Kiehne | InTraCoM GmbH and Ruta Sudmantaite from patsnap.com Recorded: Oct 17 2017 61 mins
    Intellectual property can account for 70% of a company’s value, but how can you be sure that you’re protecting the right patents. Being able to sift through your IP and pick out the gems amongst it can be a challenge, however, with the right strategic mindset, it can be done.

    PatSnap is very excited to welcome back Dr Dierk Oliver Kiehne CEO of leading patent valuation consultancy, InTraCoM GmbH. He’ll be sharing best practises and success stories of others being able to draw out their most valuable assets, and learning when it’s time to let go. This webinar is essential viewing for any innovation leaders who want to get the most value from their intellectual property, and make sure only the best of the best has a place in their portfolio.
  • Automate Data Management for PB-scale Datasets
    Automate Data Management for PB-scale Datasets Jason Coposky, Executive Director, iRODS Consortium; Linda Zhou, Director, HPC and Life Sciences Solutions Recorded: Oct 12 2017 28 mins
    This talk will cover an introduction to the four core competencies of iRODS and their application to data centric, metadata driven, data management. We will then explore how iRODS interfaces with HPC and other models of computation as well as review existing iRODS production deployments.
  • Forrester Total Economic Impact Study of CA APM
    Forrester Total Economic Impact Study of CA APM Dean Davison, Principal Consultant, Forrester Research and Pete Waterhouse, Advisor, CA Technologies Recorded: Oct 12 2017 64 mins
    In this golden age of software applications, delivering a great customer experience at scale is a business differentiator. Microservices platforms, containers and cloud-native applications promise faster time-to-market but introduce unparalleled complexity. Added value can quickly be eroded by failing to understand and manage your application performance across environments that are in a constant state of change.

    Join us for this special webcast, where guest speaker Dean Davison, Principal Consultant, Forrester Research will discuss findings from the recent Total Economic ImpactTM (TEI) of CA Application Performance Management (APM) that can assist businesses evaluating this solution – including the potential to realize: $5.4 Million NPV, 316% ROI and payback in 3 months.

    Joining Dean, Pete Waterhouse, Advisor, CA Technologies will outline the essential elements of a modern APM solution needed to deliver these outcomes.
  • Instant Payments - Is Your Business Ready for the Real-time Challenge?
    Instant Payments - Is Your Business Ready for the Real-time Challenge? Jean-Noel Georges, Global Program Director, Frost & Sullivan, Tristan Blampied, Pelican and Petra Plompen, EBA Clearing Recorded: Oct 12 2017 50 mins
    In today’s digital marketplace, consumers and businesses increasingly expect to be able to make instant payments, wherever they are, and at any time of day. The adoption of real-time payments capabilities is very much an essential for banks who wish to retain market share and capture new customers.
  • Managing Advanced Aerospace Programs in the 21st Century
    Managing Advanced Aerospace Programs in the 21st Century Anurag Jain, James L Roche, Kiran Rao, Ankur Rana Recorded: Oct 12 2017 69 mins
    While traditional challenges of cost, quality and schedule in aerospace program management (PM) keep increasing, the newer challenges are becoming more complex. Research instituted by TCS and conducted by CIMdata portrays several complexities and challenges faced by companies globally in meeting Program deadlines. There is a need of paradigm shift in the way Program, Processes and Profitability are managed. There are several opportunities which are rapidly gaining embracing Digital possibilities to leap frog with future ready solutions.

    Join us for a webinar, where thought leaders from CIMdata and TCS define the Art of Possible for advanced program and configuration management, to address the new challenges and leverage them to create new competitive and business opportunities.

    Join us for a webinar, where thought leaders from CIMdata and TCS reveal the research findings, define the Art of Possible for advanced program and configuration management, to address the new challenges and leverage them to create new competitive and business opportunities on October 12, 2017 7 AM PT

    In this webinar you will learn:

    1. The key to managing advanced aerospace programs

    2. TCS' aerospace and defense capabilities

    3. The art of possibility and experience sharing to solve complex problems
  • Discover How to Build IoT Apps with SAP Cloud Platform & Cloud Foundry Services
    Discover How to Build IoT Apps with SAP Cloud Platform & Cloud Foundry Services Christian Baader, VP SAP Global Channels & Platform Ecosystem, and Sujit Hemachandran, Product Mgr, SAP Cloud Platform, IoT Recorded: Oct 12 2017 68 mins
    The evolution of connectivity, Big Data management, analytics, and the cloud is enabling organizations to converge operational and information technologies – IT leaders are looking to leverage this through responsive applications for line-of-business and industry-specific end-to-end processes.

    This expectation is driving new business opportunities for software vendors who can now integrate edge sensor data with real-time data processing and analytics, to go from sensor to business outcome.

    Find out how, as an SAP partner in the “build” engagement model, you can pursue this business opportunity by building and distributing rich IoT applications based on the SAP Cloud Platform Internet of Things service and Cloud Foundry services.

    Join our Webcast and learn about:
    - The new opportunities to create IoT-related software and business models
    - The capabilities of the SAP Cloud Platform Internet of Things service and Cloud Foundry services
    - The benefits of our open development platforms and technologies
    - How software vendors can take advantage of the SAP PartnerEdge program
    - How to drive end-to-end digital transformation for your customers

    Register now to begin exploring a partnership with SAP, creating new business models, and driving end-to-end digital transformation for your customers.

    Relevant SAP partner program: Build engagement model from SAP PartnerEdge

    Speakers:
    Christian Baader, VP Strategy & Marcom, SAP Global Channels & Platform GTM Ecosystem
    Sujit Hemachandran, Product Manager, SAP Cloud Platform, Integration & IoT


    Webcast details:
    Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
    Time: 10:00 a.m. EST
  • Ask the Expert Series: Data Quality & MDM
    Ask the Expert Series: Data Quality & MDM Jake Freivald, Vice President Product Marketing, Information Builders Recorded: Oct 12 2017 39 mins
    Join this webinar where data quality & MDM expert Jake Freivald from Information Builders will give a high level overview covering the fundamentals of data quality and MDM. This webinar will also give you the opportunity to bring along your own questions and have them answered live.

    This session will cover:
    - How to build a repeatable and scalable data quality methodology
    - How to develop a data quality management scorecard
    - How you can establish the building blocks of a master data management (MDM) solution

    Send your questions in advance to asktheexpert@ibi.com.
  • Fast, Not Furious. How to Accelerate Your Oracle EBS Period-End Process.
    Fast, Not Furious. How to Accelerate Your Oracle EBS Period-End Process. Nick Gerber - Client Development Manager, David Rincon - Oracle Solution Consultant Recorded: Oct 12 2017 50 mins
    Are you feeling robbed of valuable execution time at month end due to laborious, time-intensive processes and complex tools? Do you rely on Excel during this tedious and stressful time, but find it to be too manual and inefficient? If so, you’re not alone!

    Join Excel4apps for a guided tour into a typical Oracle EBS period-end process, its challenges and suggested ways to improve and streamline standard methods. Learn automation techniques and how you can leverage Excel-based tools to cut reporting time in half!

    What you will learn:
    -Shorten period-end close to improve business KPIs and make finance teams happy again!
    -Avoid continual re-work and duplication - never export to Excel again!
    -Improve decision-making by having more time to analyse your data
    -Remove reliance on IT at this critical time and allow Finance to build reports themselves
    -Make adjusting and loading journals less of a headache
    -Manage the entire close process from real-time Excel.

    If you are a Finance or Accounting Professional wanting to learn more about how you can achieve a faster, smarter and easier period-end process, then don’t miss this webinar!
  • Image recognition with deep learning
    Image recognition with deep learning Layla Tadjpour, Data Science Consultant, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California. Recorded: Oct 11 2017 39 mins
    In this webinar, we will learn about image recognition with deep learning. After a brief overview of what deep learning is, and why it matters, we will learn how to classify dogs from cats. That is, how to train a model to recognize dog images from cat images.

    We use Keras, an easy to use python deep learning library that sits on top of Tensorflow, and “fine-tuning”, a very important skill for any deep learning practitioner, to train a model to classify the images.

    Once we trained our model to classify dogs from cats images with high accuracy, we dig into the details of the trained model and look at its building blocks, i.e., Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN), Fully Connected Block and activation functions to develop an understanding of how the deep learning model works.
  • Disruption of the file storage market:  Extending file storage to the cloud
    Disruption of the file storage market: Extending file storage to the cloud Taneja Group Senior Analysts Jeff Kato & Jeff Byrne with Qumulo Senior Product Manager Justin Mahood Recorded: Oct 11 2017 43 mins
    In over 400 interviews with IT decision makers, the Taneja Group learned that an increasing number of organizations want not just to store files in the cloud, but to easily move those files between the cloud and on-premise.

    In response, the Taneja Group has identified an emerging set of storage products they call “multi-cloud primary storage” that can span multiple environments. One of the vendors at the forefront of this trend is Qumulo, whose “universal-scale storage” product, Qumulo File Fabric (QF2), allows cloud instances and computing nodes on standard hardware to work together to form a single, unified file fabric.

    Join Taneja Group Senior Analysts Jeff Kato and Jeff Byrne as they discusses the research behind the Taneja Group’s Multi-Cloud Primary Storage report. They will be joined by Qumulo employee Justin Mahood, who will describe why the “universal-scale” of QF2 is the best way to store files in the cloud and on-premise.
  • Retail Analytics: Get More Value from Legacy Systems with a Modernized Approach
    Retail Analytics: Get More Value from Legacy Systems with a Modernized Approach Styrbjörn Torbacke, Managing Director, Zoined and Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst, Interarbor Solutions Recorded: Oct 11 2017 48 mins
    Recently Tesco went out in an Essential Retail article and defended legacy systems. “If you don’t have legacy, you are probably not in business”, said their CDO, Thomas Nielsen. So what would Vertica have to offer Retail if legacy is that good?

    In this webinar we’ll look at some of the strategic areas that are transforming retail, its operations, and its interaction with the ones who call the shots – the customers. The best use of Vertica in a retailer might not necessarily be to deploy it as a replacement for any of its siloed legacy systems, but rather to provide a means to explore, analyze and visualize insights derived from several of these legacy systems.

    This is exactly what Zoined, a Vertica OEM partner, does in its analytics offering. Zoined Retail & Hospitality Analytics is a cloud based SaaS product, which out of the box contains 90-95% of the metrics and KPIs used by retailers and hospitality operators to track and monitor their businesses, giving them support for smarter decisions and actions in key areas such as assortment, cross-sell and staff performance optimization, all in real time.

    Styrbjörn Torbacke, the MD of Zoined will describe how Vertica allows them to combine, correlate and present operational insights in real time to relevant staff in a retail environment.
  • Prognosis for UC Deminar
    Prognosis for UC Deminar Dave Bottomley, Senior Solutions Engineer Recorded: Oct 11 2017 43 mins
    Join our monthly live demo webinar, hosted by an IR Solutions Engineer with live Q&A.
  • How to engage senior management in patent strategy and corporate value creation
    How to engage senior management in patent strategy and corporate value creation Anthony Trippe, Managing Director at Patinformatics & Ruta Sudmantaite from patsnap.com Recorded: Oct 11 2017 58 mins
    In many companies the patent department is seen as a cost center, managed by attorneys, and seen as a necessary evil by corporate executives. In truly innovative companies the patent function is seen as a profit center, and is imperative for the delivering maximum shareholder value for the organization. These companies use patent analytics to understand the technology environment they operate in, and make certain that they are taking maximum advantage of the investment they make in research and development and the patenting process.

    These organizations also have highly engaged corporate executives that are actively involved in the development of the company’s patent portfolio. Patent professionals in these organizations use the principles of diversification, and risk management, concepts that are well understood by senior management to bring these critical participants into the development of the company’s patent strategy.

    We will be joined by Anthony Trippe, Managing Director at Patinformatics, who was also recently named as one of the Top 300 IP Strategists by IAM Magazine. He will be sharing examples of how patent analytics can be used to understand technology environments, and competitors will be combined with a discussion on risk and diversification as a framework for building patent portfolios that enable corporate objectives and financial goals.
  • Embedded Analytics: Turning Insights into Action
    Embedded Analytics: Turning Insights into Action Chris Barnes, Competitive Intelligence Manager, Information Builders Oct 19 2017 9:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Embedding analytics capabilities directly into a business application helps your users to benefit from actionable insights and information in the context of their usual workflow. The concept behind it focuses on integrating actionable insights into applications, systems and business processes used to make or automate decisions.

    In this webinar we will examine the importance of embedded analytics and how it can enable you to:

    • Focus on your core capabilities and differentiators
    • Reduce the risk of being left behind by new analytics technology
    • Increase flexibility
    • Provide operational workers with a decision making framework that reduces effort and improves accuracy
  • How to Power Your Customer Experience with Data
    How to Power Your Customer Experience with Data Rafael Flores, Senior Product Manager at Treasure Data Oct 19 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Do you know what your top ten 'happy' customers look like? Would you like to find ten more just like them? Come learn how to leverage 1st & 3rd party data to map your customer journey and drive users down a path where every interaction is personalized, fun, & data-driven. No more detractors, power your Customer Experience with data!

    In this webinar you will learn:

    -When, why, and how to leverage 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party data
    -Tips & Tricks for marketers to become more data driven when launching their campaigns
    -Why all marketers needs a 360 degree customer view
  • How to Design SQL Server Infrastructures for Optimal Performance
    How to Design SQL Server Infrastructures for Optimal Performance Matt Henderson, Director of Microsoft Technology Oct 19 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Successful analytics and transactional systems start with proper architectural principles and considerations. This webinar will be a detailed walkthrough of all the software and hardware infrastructure below the database server. It will explain how each layer affects database workloads as well as give tools and metrics for determining optimal architectural configurations.

    From this webinar you will learn:

    • How to design SQL server infrastructures for optimal performance
    • How the software and hardware infrastructure affect database performance
    • Tools and metrics to determine appropriate hardware allocations. For example, how many CPU cores, data volumes, tempdb files or GBs of memory are needed for your workload.
    • Tools and metrics to find current bottlenecks, inside and outside of the database server
    • Tools and best practices for monitoring all layers

    Presented by Matt Henderson, who has over two decades of experience in designing high-performance database platforms and over five years working with the latest all-flash storage technologies. He currently is the Director of Microsoft Technologies at Vexata where he helps customers optimize and scale their mission-critical databases.
  • Analytics 101 Part 2: Data Exploration & Predictive Modeling
    Analytics 101 Part 2: Data Exploration & Predictive Modeling Molly Jones, SAS Systems Engineer & Jen Lampert, SAS Solutions Architect Oct 19 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In this webinar, we dive deeper into analytics and talk about the advantages of data exploration and predictive modeling. We’ll also show attendees how to fine-tune the accuracy and precision of those analytic models so you can make critical decisions with confidence.
  • Keep C.A.L.M. and Integrate DevOps into Azure
    Keep C.A.L.M. and Integrate DevOps into Azure Glenn Mate, Solution Architect, 10th Magnitude Oct 19 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Companies that embrace DevOps in the cloud develop apps faster, reduce overhead and can decrease downtime by 60% or even more. In this webinar, Glenn Mate, Solution Architect at 10th Magnitude, will share several use cases around how to integrate your DevOps processes into Azure. He will also emphasize CALMS:

    * The framework that integrates the DevOps teams
    * Functions and systems within an organization around culture
    * Automation, lean, metrics, and sharing.

    By distilling the philosophy behind DevOps in the cloud, you’ll find automation and optimization at the core.
  • Webinar Part II: Changes to SBA's Environmental Guidelines
    Webinar Part II: Changes to SBA's Environmental Guidelines James Haberlen Oct 19 2017 6:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    The updated SOP was released by the SBA last Friday.

    EDR is pleased to host Part II of last week’s webcast where we’ll focus exclusively on changes to the environmental guidelines. This 20-minute webinar is a must attend for anyone originating SBA 504 or 7a loans.
    Version J of SOP 50 10 5 represents the agency’s first update to its environmental guidance since 2014 (when it adopted the revised ASTM Phase I E 1527 standard). EDR’s James Haberlen will provide a timely update on what this round of changes mean to the environmental due diligence required on any loans seeking the SBA’s approval.
  • Simplifying Data Integration for the Cloud
    Simplifying Data Integration for the Cloud Jill Reber, CEO, JayJay Zheng, Technical Director & Eric Greenfeder, Chief Architect, Primitive Logic Oct 19 2017 9:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The rapid adoption of enterprise cloud-based solutions brings data integration as one of the greatest challenges. The challenge grows on increasingly numerous SaaS applications with lack of suitable connectors that fit your business needs. Join this webinar led by Primitive Logic team to see how data integration can be simplified for your cloud. This talk introduces the generic declarative zero-coding approach using Informatica Cloud Rest Connector as an example and illustrates its practical features, as well as best practices and hidden gems.

    Moderator: Jill Reber, CEO, Primitive Logic
    Panelists: JayJay Zheng, Technical Director & Eric Greenfeder, Chief Architect, Primitive Logic
  • Advanced Analytics in the Cloud - the latest cloud analytics innovations
    Advanced Analytics in the Cloud - the latest cloud analytics innovations Iver van de Zand Oct 24 2017 8:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Iver van de Zand will talk and demo on the latest SAP innovations for analytics in the cloud. Keywords are live connectivity and the closed loop of combined business intelligence, planning and predictive analytics all in one environment. Fully ready and prepared for big data.
  • Optimizing Hadoop environments with HGST SSD and HDDs
    Optimizing Hadoop environments with HGST SSD and HDDs Esther Spanjer, Director, Enterprise Business Development EMEA, HGST Oct 24 2017 9:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Join Esther Spanjer, Director, Enterprise Business Development EMEA, for this webinar where she will discuss how SanDisk branded SSDs and HGST branded HDDs and SSDs are ideal for environments that run Hadoop databases. This webinar will look at cases where, SanDisk and HGST devices, can dramatically reduce query response times and minimize server sprawl by tuning compute and storage separately. Optimizing your Hadoop environment that suffer from queries that take too long to return data or in which applications are not meeting their SLAs, will enable you to reduce your server footprint at massively increased query performance.
  • Using Docker to realise a modular Big Data Platform & Leveraging SANSA Stack
    Using Docker to realise a modular Big Data Platform & Leveraging SANSA Stack Dr. Hajira Jabeen, Senior Researcher at the University of Bonn Oct 24 2017 12:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Join this webinar where senior researches will present:

    1) Big Data Integrator Platform
    - Use of Docker and Docker swarm to realize a modular Big Data Platform

    2) Semantic Analytics Stack
    - Use of Big data distributed processing engines to leverage Scalable
    processing for the Semantic Web (RDF data representation, Querying,
    Inference, and Machine Learning)

    3) Seven societal challenges in Big Data Europe
    -Combination of different Big Data tools to create Big Data Value Chain
    (Pipeline) for different Use cases representing the societal challenges
  • Visualizing what the web knows about you
    Visualizing what the web knows about you Eva Murray, Exasol & Andy Kriebel, The Data School Oct 24 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In this talk we visualize geolocation data collected by our devices to find out more about ourselves.

    In the course of our digital lives we share a lot of information about the things we do. We give our data freely in exchange for discount vouchers, free wifi or a scoop of ice-cream.
    It's not just businesses who can access this information about us to better target their products.
    In this webinar we look at geolocation data collected by our devices and bring it to live with visualisations to find out more about ourselves. We invite you to join us for this session and take what you learn to play with your own data.
  • Panel Discussion: When Traditional BI Isn't Enough
    Panel Discussion: When Traditional BI Isn't Enough Stephen Miller, Kodak; Chance Coble, Blacklight; and Peter Baxter, SVP & J.Tyler McGraw, Senior Consultant of Yellowfin Oct 24 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Analysts predict that in 2020 augmented analytics and natural language query and narration will be dominant in the marketplace.Yellowfin is launching an Automated Insights tool that is starting to deliver on that trend and our panel wants to discuss how organizations can start to apply this to their daily lives. Tyler and Chance will also discuss maximizing data sciences and deploying predictive models through an outside source (PMML).
  • How and Why to Add B2B As Part of Your Next Generation iPaaS - Deep Dive & Demo
    How and Why to Add B2B As Part of Your Next Generation iPaaS - Deep Dive & Demo Alan Lundberg, Etty Afriat - Informatica, Thomas Bennett - UNICO Oct 24 2017 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Many business are adding, or are considering adding iPaaS infrastructure to their business and IT Infrastructure. Yet many are neglecting to add a critical element - B2B integration. This webinar covers how to add B2B As Part of Your Next Generation iPaaS infrastructure. You should attend this webinar to see the latest advancements in Cloud B2B technologies as part of an iPaaS and hear about some of the latest real life implementations.
  • What Advanced Analytics Will Look Like in the Future
    What Advanced Analytics Will Look Like in the Future Adam Blau - Product Marketing, Sisense Oct 24 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join us for the next webinar in the Bright Talk series of Advanced Analytics where we will discuss the future of advanced analytics, and how it can be shaped for everyone, regardless of technical expertise.  

    In this webinar, Michal Becker, Business Analyst from QbeeQ will give a futuristic view of:

    •Advanced Analytics - how far away are we? 

    •What are the steps needed to achieve the future of advanced
    analytics

    •How to make advanced analytics more tangible and
    reachable for the average business user

    •How will AI and Machine learning bring us closer to achieving
    these goals 


    This webinar will also include practical, hands-on examples from Adam Blau, Product Manager Sisense who will discuss:

    •Use case of machine learning, bots, and physical indicators to
    advance analytics

    •Easy to consume data that will allow advanced calculations to
    be sent to a wider audience 

    •Advanced ranking mechanisms that helped a UK health
    organization improve operations


    Save your place in the future now.
  • Panel Discussion: Predictions for BI and Big Data Analytics in 2018
    Panel Discussion: Predictions for BI and Big Data Analytics in 2018 Matt Baird, AtScale; David Tishgart,Cloudera; Dan Kogan,Tableau Oct 24 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Big data creation, collection and applications have influenced business decisions more than ever in 2017, and if advances in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and enterprise applications continue to prove valuable ventures, 2018 will be even bigger.

    With this in mind, how businesses approach and advance their big data maturity and cloud strategy can make or break the year. Whether it's running Hadoop workloads on-premise, public cloud, or hybrid deployments; maintaining continuity among the data, the applications, and the users must be top of mind.

    This webcam panel discussion will cover:

    - The considerations for a hybrid-cloud strategy
    - How should organizations approach a multi-cloud strategy
    - What are the best use cases for cloud deployments?
    - Futures for Big Data in the cloud

    Panel speakers:

    Matt Baird, CTO and Co-Founder, AtScale
    Bruno Aziza, CMO, AtScale
    David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing, Cloudera
    Dan Kogan, Director of Product Marketing, Tableau
  • Healthcare Analytics: Trends, Challenges, and Use Case
    Healthcare Analytics: Trends, Challenges, and Use Case Ronald van Loon, Top Big Data and IoT Influencer & Angelika Klidas, Chief BI Officer at MagnaVersum BI Service Oct 24 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    The healthcare industry is transitioning to adjust to a more digitally reliant world. As healthcare organisations convert from a fee-for-service industry to a value-based payment model, they need to have modern technologies to support all aspects of clinical and financial operations. Healthcare administrators need the right technological tools to improve operations, address patient care more effectively, and solve industry challenges.

    A modern BI&A platform can offer advanced analytics solutions for the healthcare industry in a variety of applications, providing whole-system analytics to bring together clinical, operational, and financial data.

    In this webinar, presenters Ronald van Loon and Angelika Klidas will discuss:

    •Trends and challenges within the healthcare industry.
    •Relevant use cases for BI&A platforms within a modern healthcare environment.
    ---Effectively addressing patient satisfaction levels and experiences.
    ---Population health and care management for best possible outcomes.
    ---Measuring quality scores and outcomes for healthcare best practice compliance.
    ---Provider performance analysis across care continuum.
    ---Improving labour utilization and evaluation.
    ---Focusing on patient and clinical care from an operational position.
    •Increasing the value of healthcare data via a modern BI&A platform.

    Please join presenters Ronald van Loon and Angelika Klidas at the conclusion of the webinar for an interactive Q&A.
  • Philips Accelerates Innovation with Intelligent MDM and Integration Hub
    Philips Accelerates Innovation with Intelligent MDM and Integration Hub Manu Shivashankar, Delivery Manager MDM, Philips Oct 24 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Royal Philips of the Netherlands is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips focuses on creating people-centric innovations for 120 years.

    By leveraging advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights, Philips innovates to deliver innovative, integrated solutions to its customers. These are meaningful innovations that let Philips’ customers be healthy, live well and enjoy life.

    Join us as we speak to Philips about their modernization approach, master data strategy, and architecture to support data-driven innovations. In this webinar, you will:

    •Hear Philips describe how the company uses a modern data integration hub architecture with master data management
    •Learn how master data management provides one place to master clinical/health, consumer, vendor, product, financial, employee and machine-readable data
    •See how a data integration hub publish/subscribe architecture simplifies controlled delivery of consistent master data
    •Discover the benefits Philips has realized in improving decision quality, reducing cost of manual data reconciliation and alignment, and gaining competitive advantage through improved time-to-market efficiency
    •See a deep-dive into the architecture and the benefits of this approach over traditional approaches
    •Engage in a question and answer with Philips and Informatica experts
  • Bias in the Web
    Bias in the Web Ricardo Baeza-Yates, CTO, NTENT; ACM Fellow; IEEE Fellow Oct 24 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The Web is the most powerful communication medium and the largest public data repository that humankind has created. Its content ranges from great reference sources such as Wikipedia to ugly fake news. Indeed, social (digital) media is just an amplifying mirror of ourselves. Hence, the main challenge of search engines and other websites that rely on web data is to assess the quality of such data. However, as all people have their own biases, web content, as well as our web interactions, are tainted with many biases.

    Data bias includes redundancy and spam, while interaction bias includes activity and presentation bias. In addition, sometimes algorithms add bias, particularly in the context of search and recommendation systems. As bias generates bias, we stress the importance of de-biasing data as well as using the context and other techniques such as explore & exploit, to break the filter bubble.

    The main goal of this talk is to make people aware of the different biases that affect all of us on the Web. Awareness is the first step to be able to fight and reduce the vicious cycle of bias.

    Ricardo Baeza-Yates areas of expertise are web search and data mining, information retrieval, data science, and algorithms. He is CTO of NTENT, a semantic search technology company based in California, USA since 2016. Before, he was VP of Research at Yahoo Labs, based first in Barcelona, Spain, and later in Sunnyvale, California, from January 2006 to February 2016. He also is part time Professor at DTIC of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona, Spain, as well as at DCC of Universidad de Chile in Santiago.
  • Advanced Analytics: The Future of BI is Here
    Advanced Analytics: The Future of BI is Here J.Tyler McGraw, Senior Consultant, Yellowfin; Peter Baxter, SVP Yellowfin Oct 24 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    The BI industry is shifting from a data-driven approach to an insights-driven one. It’s not about “WHAT happened?” But “WHY did it happen?”.

    Automated Insights will transform the way you discover and analyze data – getting you to the Why Faster.

    Yellowfin believes in augmenting the analytical experience where machines surface the right information quickly to enable you to make the best decision. As more analysts are now seeking smart BI, we’d like to share new developments.

    What you’ll learn:
    - How Automated Insights tells you Why something happened, not just What
    - How this transforms the way business end users and data analysts interact with data, and how they consume and act on insights

    Join us. The future is now!
  • How to Get More Personal Data Without the Risk
    How to Get More Personal Data Without the Risk Nathan Rowe, Chief Product Officer, Evident Oct 24 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Personal data is essential for your business - to enable trust and safety, to enable personalization of services, to enable growth of your business and to enable verification of identities. While obtaining and managing personal data is necessary, it can be extremely complicated, time consuming and risky. Handling or holding sensitive data can lead to major security threats. Companies are investing more time and energy to effectively acquire, manage and protect the personal information of their users and workforce to the detriment of their own business focus. Additionally, the regulatory requirements and liability that accompany any interaction with personal data continue to increase, putting additional strain on businesses to stay updated and compliant.

    From a user perspective, as individuals are asked to provide their information more broadly, security concerns and a loss of control become more prevalent, putting once-standard interactions at risk. These put even more pressure on businesses to protect their communities’ information as well as their brand equity.

    This presentation will discuss what challenges are faced by companies dealing with personal data related issues. We will cover best practices, real world examples and lessons learned as businesses look to increase their access to the answers they need, while reducing their risk and liability.

    Key takeaways
    - Best practices for how to share and secure personal information
    - Pitfalls to avoid as you grow your organization and expand offerings
    - Hear real world examples on how businesses engage with their communities and personal data
  • Rev Up Your Cloud Integrations with Big Data Technology
    Rev Up Your Cloud Integrations with Big Data Technology Eric Greenfeder, Chief Architect, Primitive Logic Oct 24 2017 9:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This presentation details how to leverage technologies such as Hadoop, MapReduce, Pig and Sqoop to massively scale cloud integrations to services such as Salesforce.com. Attendees will learn how to overcome API limitations, throughput latency and infrastructure scaling challenges to significantly increase integration performance.
  • A Day in the Life of a GDPR Breach
    A Day in the Life of a GDPR Breach Splunk’s Data Privacy Officer, Elizabeth Davies and Splunk’s Security Ninja, Matthias Maier Oct 25 2017 12:00 am UTC 60 mins
    You’re a CIO, CISO or DPO - and you’ve been woken up in the middle of
    the night because personal data held by your organization has been
    discovered for sale on the dark web. This disclosure puts the privacy of
    your customers at risk. What do you do next?
    Join this session to learn about the impact of GDPR and go through a
    breach investigation and response scenario as it would be after GDPR
    comes into effect in May 2018. You’ll hear from Splunk’s Data Privacy
    Officer Elizabeth Davies and Splunk’s Security Ninja Matthias Maier.

    What you'll learn:
    ● What breach response will look like under the GDPR
    ● What tools and processes a data privacy officer will rely on in
    case of a breach
    ● What departments and entities will be involved beyond IT
    ● What activities are currently happening within organizations to
    prepare for the GDPR
    ● What the consequences of the breach could be
  • Virtual Data Lake: A Reality
    Virtual Data Lake: A Reality Hélène Lyon, IBM, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Z Solutions Architect Oct 25 2017 10:00 am UTC 45 mins
    As an Enterprise customer, you are potentially using IBM Z in a hybrid cloud implementation. Let's understand how to benefit from cloud access to mainframe data without moving it outside z; thereby improving security, reducing integration challenges and answering your GDPR auditor's needs.
  • Designing Data Lakes: Architecture options with open source tools
    Designing Data Lakes: Architecture options with open source tools Maloy Manna, PM Engineering, AXA Data Innovation Lab, Paris Oct 25 2017 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The concept of Data lakes evolved to address challenges and opportunities in managing big data.

    Organizations are investing massive amounts of time and money to upgrade existing data infrastructures and build data lakes whether on-premises or in the cloud.

    This talk will discuss architectures and design options to implement data lakes with open source tools. Also covered are challenges of upgrade & migration from existing data warehouses, metadata management, supporting self-service and managing production deployments.
  • Data Fabric @ Scale: Breaking through legacy data architectures
    Data Fabric @ Scale: Breaking through legacy data architectures Jack Norris - Senior Vice President, Data and Applications, MapR Oct 25 2017 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    The use of an emerging data fabric, offers enterprises a number of benefits and advantages including the ability to break through the gravitational pull of legacy data architectures and capture the full potential of all your data.

    This webinar will detail how the deployment of a data fabric can enable enterprises to more quickly and easily scale across data volumes, data types and locations. The session will also provide an overview on how a data fabric reduces storage costs and increases application agility and reliability – with the underpinning to support the successful pursuit of:

    * IoT through a data fabric’s capability of handling data flows from the edge to the cloud, centralizing learning, and distributing intelligence back to the edge for real-time responsiveness.

    * Machine Learning/AI with the fabric able to handle the complex data flows and logistics to support the rapid deployment and coordination across machine learning models, algorithms and analytic tools

    * Microservices and containers with the underlying data fabric able to support intelligent streams and support the mobility and flexibility for elastic stateful applications and analytic processes relying on shared data.