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Business Intelligence and Analytics

  • GDPR and What It Means for Security Teams
    GDPR and What It Means for Security Teams Cheryl Tang, Director Data Security Products, Imperva Recorded: Aug 17 2017 37 mins
    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) clock is ticking and the time to act is now. Organizations around the world are developing their GDPR plans. Non-compliance has significant costs…up to 4% of an organization’s annual revenue.

    Join us to learn:

    - What is GDPR
    - Deep dive into relevant data security articles of the GDPR
    - Review how different technology can address some of the GDPR data security requirements
  • Great Customer Data: The Foundation to Successful Customer Engagement
    Great Customer Data: The Foundation to Successful Customer Engagement Salema Rice, Chief Data Officer, Allegis Group & Donal Dunne, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Informatica Recorded: Aug 17 2017 19 mins
    Trusted customer data is the difference maker between happy customers and getting blasted on social media. By using our contact data verification tools, you can quickly clean your customer contact data so that it can be relied upon for success. Whether the end goal is improved customer relationships or another data-driven digital transformation objective, clean contact data enables you to engage with your customers more effectively.

    During this webinar, you’ll hear from Salema Rice, Chief Data Officer of Allegis Group, on how great customer data has improved her customers' experience. You’ll discover the positive effects right from a CDO and learn about how you can get started in creating better customer outcomes.
  • Building Analytics Champions Across the Enterprise
    Building Analytics Champions Across the Enterprise Ken Pikulik, Teradata and Bill Franks, IIA Recorded: Aug 17 2017 58 mins
    With the proliferation of analytics expanding across every function of the enterprise, the need for broader access to data, experienced data scientists and intuitive tools for non-technical users to produce reports and make discovery is growing exponentially.

    To meet this growing demand, organizations need to invest in the tools, build processes and enable users to be self-sufficient to avoid bottlenecks while at the same time maintaining the governance and data security standards required to safeguard this critical corporate asset.

    This webinar will illustrate how organizations are solving these challenges and enabling users to both access larger quantities of existing data as well as add new data to their own models without negatively impacting the quality, security or cost to store that data. It will also highlight some of the cost and performance benefits achieved by enabling self-service data management.
  • Under the Hood of Vertica: Machine Learning and Streaming Data Analytics
    Under the Hood of Vertica: Machine Learning and Streaming Data Analytics Vincent Xu, Engineering Manager, HPE Vertica Recorded: Aug 17 2017 40 mins
    Join us for this next session of “Under the Hood of Vertica” as we take a deep dive into Vertica’s integration with Apache Spark, an in-memory data processing engine.

    Our technical experts will discuss Vertica’s latest support for Apache Spark version 2.1, review common use cases for each, and demonstrate how to leverage Vertica and Spark together to enable continuous, real-time processing and transformation of data streams.
  • Design Thinking Series: The 5 Building Blocks for BI and Analytics Apps
    Design Thinking Series: The 5 Building Blocks for BI and Analytics Apps Jeff Hendrickson, Director, UX & Visual Strategy, Information Builders Recorded: Aug 17 2017 27 mins
    In this final webinar of our Design Thinking for BI and Analytics series, we’ll take a deeper dive into building intuitive business intelligence (BI) and analytics applications (InfoApps™).

    We’ll break down the five building blocks you need to create truly user-friendly applications, and demonstrate how to build them in our development environment.

    Join us to get an up-close look at the power of this simple new design paradigm to deliver high-value results with less effort.

    All registrants will receive a Design Thinking Starter kit with wire-frame templates.

    Register now for this live webinar!
  • T-72 hours; Building Your GDPR Breach Response Plan
    T-72 hours; Building Your GDPR Breach Response Plan FireEye Recorded: Aug 17 2017 49 mins
    The first half of 2017 was the tipping point for cyber threats in Northern Europe. Organizations had to defend themselves against two cyber attacks involving rapid spreading malware. The latest incident severely disrupted global enterprises, causing significant downtime and impacting their revenue.
    Such high-profile, large-scale attacks show us that no organisation is safe from the reach of cyber-criminality. Post-GDPR, responding to these attacks will become all the more critical as breaches will have to be reported to the relevant regulatory body. By understanding your current security posture - internal processes and technology – combined with the external threat landscape – organisations can prepare themselves should a breach occur.

    In this webinar, you will learn how to assess your risk profile, evaluate your operational strengths and weaknesses as well as your tactical approach to responding to co-ordinated, targeted attacks.

    Register your interest here.

    Many thanks,
    The FireEye Team
  • Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP)
    Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) Anandh Rajappa(Head, Supply Chain Consulting, TCS), Erik Bush(CEO, DDTECH) & Lakshmi Subbaraya(Material Management, TCS) Recorded: Aug 17 2017 49 mins
    Companies around the world have adopted the Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) methodology and experienced substantial improvements in customer service, reduced lead times and lower inventories. Introduced to the market in 2011, the DDMRP methodology is experiencing rapid adoption around the globe as companies from a wide range of segments are finding it unlocks substantial improvements in their Supply Chain Performance.

    Tata Consultancy Services(TCS), together with Demand Driven Technologies will host a webcast that will introduce you to the core concepts of DDMRP and highlight implementation case studies. We’ll also include a short demonstration of Replenishment+, the world’s leading DDMRP compliant software solution.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    1. Why outdated systems like MRP are inappropriate for today’s highly variable and uncertain landscape
    2. The five key components of the Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP)
    3. Recent DDMRP case studies from across globe and industry segments
  • Unlocking the Value of Innovation
    Unlocking the Value of Innovation Winston Chan, Director, RHT i-Assets Advisory and Jonathan Ng Creative Partner, Nurun Recorded: Aug 17 2017 60 mins
    Innovation has been the buzzword of the new Asian economy. We are living in an age whereby you are either disrupting the way things are done, or are being disrupted by new business models or technologies. As business leaders in ASEAN, we have to stay ahead of the game in order to survive an environment that is VUCA – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. The speakers will provide insights to: -

    - Why disruptive thinking is the key to UNCOVER the latent potential of your business here in ASEAN;
    - How agile creation can UNLOCK massive commercial potential of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs); and
    - What ways IPRs can help you UNLEASH new value for your business.

    In addition to speaking as Innovators and IP Specialists, the speakers will also be sharing about innovation and IP from their own entrepreneurship experience.
  • Understanding your Big Data: From the Warehouse to the Cloud & Back Again
    Understanding your Big Data: From the Warehouse to the Cloud & Back Again Just Analytics, Andrea Gagliardi La Gala, Solution Architect & Darmadi Komo, Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Recorded: Aug 16 2017 63 mins
    Join the journey towards being data-focused and customer-centric using Big Data and Data Warehouse technologies.

    In this webcast, you will understand what it means to take the journey from a data-focused approach and get faster insight without infrastructure concerns.

    Learn how to:
    - Use Azure public cloud for big data
    - Setup a SQL DW, a Hadoop cluster and ask questions against large data sets
    - Utilize Microsoft's best in class big data and analytics solutions and how it can power your journey into adopting, analyzing and utilizing big data
  • Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Tracking 1 Trillion User Actions
    Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Tracking 1 Trillion User Actions Spenser Skates, co-founder and CEO, Amplitude Analytics Recorded: Aug 16 2017 52 mins
    Amplitude has tracked over 1 trillion events across 5000 applications on web, mobile web, iOS, and Android. We reviewed this data and found critical insights on user behavior, retention and revenue that will help you build better products for your users.

    Join our co-founder and CEO, Spenser Skates, as he covers the drastic change in how products are built, and what we’ve learned by analyzing 1 trillion events. You’ll also get the chance to win an iPad Pro!

    Join us to learn:

    - The drastic change in how products are being built today
    - User behavior insights we’ve discovered by tracking 1 trillion events
    - How you have been calculating retention wrong
  • 6 Key Tech Disruptions and Our Point of View
    6 Key Tech Disruptions and Our Point of View Chris Hsu Recorded: Aug 16 2017 63 mins
    HPE Software EVP & GM Chris Hsu hosts: 6 Key Tech Disruptions and Our Point of View

    As part of the planned Software spin-off and merger with Micro Focus, HPE’s Software organization is undergoing a major transformation to shape the combined company as uniquely positioned to help customers on challenges across a hybridized environment.

    And hybrid is much more than a buzzword. In today’s reality, not only do businesses have to deal with the rapidly changing technologies and multiple deployment models, but they also have to deal with the pressure of reducing their run costs and to constantly innovate.

    During this transformation, we have interviewed thousands of customers, conducting deep market research, allowing us to gain unprecedented market insights. Join this webcast and learn about the new waves of tech disruptors, and how, our combined, software pure-play company is going to shape the industry.

    “When you prepare for a global merger of this scale, it gives each company an unprecedented opportunity to look at all of their processes and take steps to optimize. We have had the luxury of stepping back and asking how do we transform our IT platform to support our strategy for tomorrow? Few of us ever get this opportunity.”
  • Part 2: What Does the Move to S4/Hana Mean for Business Functions & Reporting?
    Part 2: What Does the Move to S4/Hana Mean for Business Functions & Reporting? Richard Sampson, Managing Director, Excel4apps Recorded: Aug 16 2017 12 mins
    Part 1 of this two-webinar series looked at the strategic challenges facing organisations using SAP following the launch of SA/Hana. This part 2 focuses instead on the departmental challenges, and what these developments might mean for operational reporting. In many organisation today, the reality of the reporting environment might means that experienced business users spend 80% of their day manipulating data rather than interpreting it. So, while your CFO might quite rightly be looking at S4/Hana and digitalisation, we would encourage businesses to also Fix Today’s Problems Today, as the real-time access to data discussed in this webinar will not only support but accelerate your path to digitalisation.
  • Idea to Product: What happens in between?
    Idea to Product: What happens in between? Niosha Kayhani R&D Manager at Cubic | Ruta from PatSnap Recorded: Aug 16 2017 37 mins
    When it comes to innovation, we often only see the end product of a successful idea, and this got us thinking, what about everything in between? What about those ideas that didn't quite make the cut?

    Niosha Kayhani will be discussing how Cubic speeds up their innovation process with a unique workflow. As well as technology before its time and its renewal.
  • Find What's Broken Fast With Splunk ITSI and Event Analytics
    Find What's Broken Fast With Splunk ITSI and Event Analytics Priya Balakrishnan, Director, Solutions Marketing at Splunk; Alok Bhide, Director, Product Management at Splunk Recorded: Aug 16 2017 62 mins
    The problem with data centers is that they generate a lot of events – from low-level disk warnings to critical network issues to service-level failures. While you can create manual rules to filter out some of the noise, this often isn’t enough. How do you navigate this flood of events and prioritize the ones that truly matter? How do you relate these critical events to the same core issue, and ensure everyone has the same understanding of the impacted service, relative priority and likely root cause?

    Watch this webinar to learn how you can use Splunk IT Service Intelligence and machine learning to:

    - Monitor real-time data and be alerted when an anomaly occurs
    - Automatically correlate data to generate highly qualified information, so you can take fast action
    - Enable users to investigate with context, priority and importance, so they are empowered to take actions faster
  • Makeover Monday Viz Review - Week 33
    Makeover Monday Viz Review - Week 33 Eva Murray, Exasol & Andy Kriebel, The Data School Recorded: Aug 16 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.
  • Part 1: The Move to S/4Hana and the Impact to the Business of “Strategic IT”
    Part 1: The Move to S/4Hana and the Impact to the Business of “Strategic IT” Richard Sampson, Managing Director, Excel4apps Recorded: Aug 16 2017 13 mins
    This webinar focuses on some of the challenges facing organisations using SAP today. There's a lot of noise in the marketplace following the launch of S4/Hana. What does it mean for organisations? How may SA/Hana impact IT and Finance and what does it mean for reporting? Perhaps, most importantly, how can businesses address these challenges so that they are able to improve performance today while safeguarding their investment for the future? This presentation looks at how businesses can fix today's problems today, while also planning for tomorrow.
  • [Talk] op 10 Barriers to DevOps - and how to overcome them
    [Talk] op 10 Barriers to DevOps - and how to overcome them Shashi Kiran, CMO, Quali Recorded: Aug 15 2017 52 mins
    his presentation will share key insights from a survey Quali conducted of 2045 professionals to gauge the state of DevOps and Cloud adoption. It reviews the top 10 barriers to DevOps adoption as well as best practices that can help overcome these barriers. This is an informative session for DevOps and Cloud architects, application owners, technologists as well as IT infrastructure professionals that are responsible for planning and deployment of DevOps tools and processes.
  • How a Lean IT Shop Detects Threats while Delivering Reliable IT Services
    How a Lean IT Shop Detects Threats while Delivering Reliable IT Services Gregg Daly, Principal Engineer, Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose Recorded: Aug 15 2017 41 mins
    Most organizations continue to struggle when balancing tradeoffs between enabling IT services -- at low cost and low overhead -- versus staying ahead of modern threats.

    Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose (CDM) needed to deliver quality educational experiences, while protecting their messaging platform from spear phishing attempts and emerging ransomware mutations -- in a highly scrutinized, budget-restricted environment.

    Watch this webinar to learn how CDM is using Splunk software to realize the benefits of a sound data strategy resulting in faster, better analytics-driven decisions. CDM has been able to address security, manageability and a variety of operational IT challenges.

    In this session, learn how CDM prepares for persistent and emerging malware threats, such as ransomware, via an adaptive approach, and by applying techniques such as:

    - Identifying, classifying and automatically blocking statistically-identified threats
    - Using primary network data as a key data source within their messaging system
    - Leveraging active data pipelines and autonomous, active counter-measures
    - Testing for relevance to stay ahead of evolving attack methods
  • Four people you need to know in data and analytics
    Four people you need to know in data and analytics Glen Rabie, CEO, Yellowfin Recorded: Aug 15 2017 3 mins
    Business intelligence isn’t always exactly what you’d expect. These four thought leaders in data and analytics might surprise you.
  • [Webinar] The Holy Grail of Automated Labs: Self Service with L1 Switching
    [Webinar] The Holy Grail of Automated Labs: Self Service with L1 Switching Shlomo Gurfinkel, CEO, CGS Tower Networks, Alona Getzler, Technical Product Manager, Quali Recorded: Aug 14 2017 39 mins
    Are these challenges familiar to you?

    Complex labs which are hard to control
    Error prone manual cabling
    Difficult to share resources
    Laborious and repetitive setups
    Pressing deadlines
    In this webinar we will review a solution which will allow you to overcome these challenges and be able to:

    Automate connectivity with L1 switching matrix
    Turn your lab into a service
    Automate L1 connectivity
    Have a web-based self-service catalog
    Have a reservation system – effective sharing
    Have an automatic setup and teardown
  • Building Advanced Analytics Applications with R and Python Integration
    Building Advanced Analytics Applications with R and Python Integration Bora Beran, Product Manager at Tableau Recorded: Aug 10 2017 48 mins
    At Tableau we help people see and understand data. Seven words that drive everything we do. And they’ve never been more relevant. Tableau is all about making your analytics faster, smarter, and more powerful, so that everyone can get the answers they need. Helping people gain insight into their data to solve unexpected problems is what drives us.

    Tableau is a visual analytics and reporting solution that connects directly to R, Python, and more. It’s designed for you, the domain expert who understands the data. Its drag-and-drop interface allows you effortlessly connect to libraries and packages, import saved models, or write new ones directly into calculations, visualizing them in seconds.

    In this webinar, we will explore how various analytics partners are leveraged in Tableau, and how to take advantage of these integrations to move your analysis to the next level. Whether you work with R, Python, or other statistical or data mining environments, Tableau allows you to take advantage of your existing investments and knowledge to compose impactful data stories.
  • Dirty Data, Broken Trust
    Dirty Data, Broken Trust Vince Deeney, iWay Area Technical Manager, Information Builders Recorded: Aug 10 2017 50 mins
    Who's affected by bad data? Everyone.

    The best-designed business processes and analytics don't mean much if people don't trust the data that drives them. Restore faith in your decisions with data quality management, by joining us on this webinar.

    You’ll learn about:

    • Key areas where data quality is critical
    • Use cases across different industries and company types
    • How to create a healthy environment for good data
    • Real-world successes that used Information Builders Technology

    We will also demonstrate Omni-Gen, a platform which provides tools for unifying information from diverse sources, and ensures information completeness, validity, consistency, timeliness, and accuracy across all systems, people, and processes with advanced data quality management capabilities.

    Speaker

    Vince Deeney, iWay Area Technical Manager, Information Builders,
    Vince has been with Information Builders since 2001. He leads an expert team of Senior Solution Architects in support of both integration and integrity solutions.
  • NTT DATA’s Intelligent QA Approach
    NTT DATA’s Intelligent QA Approach Nikhil Joshi - VP QAT Practice, Katsutoshi Imai - QAT Global R&D Lead Recorded: Aug 10 2017 36 mins
    Join this informative webinar to see how we achieve superior test acceleration using NTT DATA's ML/AI based Intelligent QA solution. Our Software Test Acceleration Toolkit forays into Intelligent Automation space with its in-house built analysis driven testing engine, helping organizations improve their testing quality by taking better decisions.
  • How to Build Better Cloud Applications Using PaaS
    How to Build Better Cloud Applications Using PaaS Thomas Decant, Product Marketing Manager, Cloud & Enterprise, Anirudh Singh Rautela, Azure Cloud AppDev Specialist Recorded: Aug 9 2017 30 mins
    With today's digital demands, its more important than ever to deliver apps at lightning speed. Azure app hosting allows you to create powerful cloud applications for web and mobile on any platform, for any device.

    Join Thomas Decant, Product Marketing Manager in the Cloud and Enterprise team at Microsoft, and Anirudh Singh Rautela, Cloud Application Development Specialist at Microsoft, in this two-part webinar. They will take us through the possibilities and benefits that Azure App Service provides your business and showcase how easy it can be to implement PaaS services.
  • Get Ready for AI-Driven Analytics
    Get Ready for AI-Driven Analytics Martha Bennett, Principal Analyst, Forrester; Andrew Yeung, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, ThoughtSpot Recorded: Aug 9 2017 62 mins
    Join ThoughtSpot and Forrester Research Principal Analyst, Martha Bennett, to learn best practices for leveraging AI as a key enabler for analytics. We’ll also discuss how to best understand and manage the potential risks involved.
  • Challenges in Building Connected Communities
    Challenges in Building Connected Communities Kate Garman, Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Peter Marx, Limor Schafman Aug 21 2017 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Creating a seamless connected environment that supports smart community citizen services, streamlines operations, supports economic development is already a challenge for community officials. There are many different needs and directions to begin the conversion to an “intelligent” environment. Communities are also planning and building not just for current needs, but also for future connectivity infrastructure that will be used by autonomous vehicles, smart buildings, connected homes, AR/VR, eRetail, eHealthcare, smartgrid and more.

    This webcast will discuss such questions as:
    > What issues are city officials prioritizing for resolution through smart community applications?
    > How are communities planning for and deploying small cell infrastructure?
    > Which departments are involved in communications infrastructure?
    > How can suppliers navigate the multiple departments involved in decision making?
    > What business models are cities negotiating with their technology product partners?
    > What are some of the lessons learned from cities that you can translate into your own business offering?

    Speakers:
    Jascha Franklin-Hodge, CIO, Boston, MA
    Kate Garman,Smart City Coordinator, Seattle, WA
    Peter Marx, currently in the position of VP, GE Digital and former CTO, City of Los Angeles
  • Unsupervised learning to uncover advanced cyber attacks
    Unsupervised learning to uncover advanced cyber attacks Rafael San Miguel Carrasco, Senior Specialist, British Telecom EMEA Aug 22 2017 10:00 am UTC 45 mins
    This case study is framed in a multinational company with 300k+ employees, present in 100+ countries, that is adding one extra layer of security based on big data analytics capabilities, in order to provide net-new value to their ongoing SOC-related investments.

    Having billions of events being generated on a weekly basis, real-time monitoring must be complemented with deep analysis to hunt targeted and advanced attacks.

    By leveraging a cloud-based Spark cluster, ElasticSearch, R, Scala and PowerBI, a security analytics platform based on anomaly detection is being progressively implemented.

    Anomalies are spotted by applying well-known analytics techniques, from data transformation and mining to clustering, graph analysis, topic modeling, classification and dimensionality reduction.
  • Security According to Leafcutter Ants
    Security According to Leafcutter Ants Mike Chung, Drs. Ing. RE CISSP, Associate Partner at IBM Security Aug 22 2017 12:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Humans have been protecting our complex network infrastructures for decades with varying degrees of success, while eusocial insects such as ants are capable of withstanding countless attacks on their networks.

    This presentation is about what ants in general and Leafcutter Ants in particular approach security and how we can learn from these survivors of millions years of warfare.

    You will learn:
    -How social insects (ants) are dealing with predictive analysis
    -Applying the defense mechanism of ants on threat intelligence
    -How information sharing and communication can lead to better security
    -Data and Identity Management
  • Analytics Nightmares and How You Can Prevent Them
    Analytics Nightmares and How You Can Prevent Them Meta S. Brown, Author, Data Mining for Dummies and President, A4A Brown, Inc. Aug 22 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Analytics risks can keep you up at night. What if…
    · We make a big investment and don’t break even?
    · Management doesn’t trust the results?
    · Analysts cross data privacy boundaries?

    What a dilemma! You see the perils, yet you want the rewards that analytics can bring. The appropriate process enables you to dramatically reduce risks and maximize returns on your data and analytics investment.

    In this presentation, you will learn:
    · What causes most analytics failures
    · How you can diminish risk and maximize returns through strong analytics process
    · Why you (yes, you!) have a pivotal opportunity to establish high standards for analytics process right now
  • How to Stay Ahead of Today's Ransomware Realities
    How to Stay Ahead of Today's Ransomware Realities Ken Westin, Security Specialist, Splunk Aug 22 2017 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    The recent ransomware outbreaks have destabilized business operations around the world.

    The most recent ransomware scare came from what appeared to be a new variant of the Petya ransomware. Leveraging exploits and techniques similar to WannaCry, along with other advanced techniques, to cause damage by sabotaging systems, this latest attack clearly demonstrates how damaging malware can and likely will continue to be to organizations.

    How can you proactively prepare for such threats?

    Watch this webinar to learn how to apply a broader analytics-driven approach to do the fundamentals better, and minimize the risk that your organization will be affected.

    This session will include live demonstrations, and will cover best practices in the following areas:

    • Security fundamentals – the importance of consistent blocking/tackling and security hygiene
    • Posture assessment – establishing end-to-end visibility of potential ransomware activity
    • Investigation, hunting and remediation – IR techniques to verify alerts and hypotheses, and prioritize based on risk
    • Threat intelligence – identifying C2, file hashes and other ransomware IoCs
    • Automation and orchestration – integrating a layered security architecture to drive to faster decisions
    • Leveraging machine learning to detect ransomware patterns and adapt threat models for the latest mutations
  • Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services for Amazon Redshift – Deep Dive & Demo
    Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services for Amazon Redshift – Deep Dive & Demo Informatica Aug 22 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In this technical session, we will learn about the different use cases around Amazon Redshift and discuss how Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services is used to implement these use cases. Through real world examples, you’ll learn about best practices, when to use ETL versus ELT, performance tuning, and new features recently introduced.

    Key webinar learnings:
    • Amazon Redshift: Key benefits, capabilities, and use case patterns
    • Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services for Amazon Redshift and other Amazon services
    • Best Practices
    • Deep Dive Demo of key use cases
  • The 5 Keys to Successful Predictive Business Analytics
    The 5 Keys to Successful Predictive Business Analytics Lawrence Maisel, President, DecisionVu Group, Inc. Aug 22 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Today businesses of varying sizes, products and services, and industries are actively applying Predictive Business Analytics in seeking to improve greater customer engagement and resulting increased revenues and profits. Often these businesses are looking to their finance group to guide, if not lead, these efforts to successful outcomes.

    In a recent article written by Ray Tong, he cited a CFO magazine survey that:
    • Over 70% of respondents said that they plan to substantially increase the use of data analytics to support decision making and improve business partnering;
    • 68% of respondents, the majority of who were finance executives, said that they plan to improve their data analytic skills in the coming year.

    Consequently, it is essential that the financial professional understands what it is going to take for them to succeed.

    This webinar discusses the five (5) keys to applying Predictive Business Analytics in your organization. It provides attendees with specific and practical insights to guide their approaches to develop and deploy an effective process that improves managerial decision making across many core performance and financial areas.

    What you will learn:

    • What are the key steps to success with practical examples
    • What steps to avoid
    • How to ensure and gain organizational impact

    Larry Maisel a recognized author and thought leader in Business Analytics, with experience assisting companies to improve operating performance and business results. An accomplished business professional, with over 20+ years of experience, with proven leadership skills, expertise to drive bottom-line profits and implementing business systems.
  • Performance Benchmarking Big Data Platforms in the Cloud
    Performance Benchmarking Big Data Platforms in the Cloud Reynold Xin, Co-founder and Chief Architect at Databricks Aug 22 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Performance is often a key factor in choosing big data platforms. Over the past few years, Apache Spark has seen rapid adoption by enterprises, making it the de facto data processing engine for its performance and ease of use.


    Since starting the Spark project, our team at Databricks has been focusing on accelerating innovation by building the most performant and optimized Unified Analytics Platform for the cloud. Join Reynold Xin, Co-founder and Chief Architect of Databricks as he discusses the results of our benchmark (using TPC-DS industry standard requirements) comparing the Databricks Runtime (which includes Apache Spark and our DBIO accelerator module) with vanilla open source Spark in the cloud and how these performance gains can have a meaningful impact on your TCO for managing Spark.

    This webinar covers:
    Differences between open source Spark and Databricks Runtime.
    Details on the benchmark including hardware configuration, dataset, etc.
    Summary of the benchmark results which reveal performance gains by up to 5x over open source Spark and other big data engines.
    A live demo comparing processing speeds of Databricks Runtime vs. open source Spark.

    Special Announcement: We will also announce an experimental feature as part of the webinar that aims at drastically speeding up your workloads even more. Be the first to see this feature in action. Register today!
  • Watch the Cloud: Monitoring Your Migration
    Watch the Cloud: Monitoring Your Migration Mike Langdon, Product Manager Aug 22 2017 6:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Migrating your infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud requires extensive monitoring to ensure your IT operations don't suffer along the way. For many organizations, garnering this insight can be difficult -- if not impossible. Join Blue Medora's Mike Langdon to learn key best practices to monitor your infrastructure during migration, helping you simplify the process and ensure optimal performance from migration to decommissioning.
  • Tensorflow machine learning library and sample of application
    Tensorflow machine learning library and sample of application Marwa Ayad Mohamed ( Founder of YourChildCode ,Team lead software Engineer, Women Techmakers Cairo Lead) Aug 23 2017 8:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Tensorflow is an open source software library for numerical computation and machine learning.

    Join this session where Marwa will discuss:

    -Introduction to Artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning
    -Sample of machine learning applications
    -Tensorflow Story, Model and windows installation steps with object recognition demo.
  • Putting AI into LeAdershIp
    Putting AI into LeAdershIp Prof. Dr. Michael Feindt, Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Blue Yonder Aug 23 2017 12:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not a technology for the future; it’s a huge business opportunity for today. But how can your organisation become a trailblazer for AI innovation, transforming the way you work to deliver immediate – and lasting – bottom line value?

    Former CERN scientist, Prof. Dr. Michael Feindt, is one of the brightest minds in Machine Learning. Join him for a 30-minute masterclass in how to apply AI to your business.

    You’ll learn how AI can:
    •Make sense of market and customer complexity, to deliver quick and effective decisions every single day
    •Increase workforce productivity to improve output and staff morale
    •Enhance decision-making and forecasting accuracy, for operational efficiency and improved productivity
    •Be implemented into your business quickly, easily, with minimal disruption

    Michael will also share real-life examples of how international businesses are using AI as a transformation tool, from his experience as founder of market-leading AI solution provider, Blue Yonder.
  • Ask the Data Expert: Live Q&A on All Things Machine Learning & AI
    Ask the Data Expert: Live Q&A on All Things Machine Learning & AI Wim Stoop, Cloudera Aug 23 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join this webinar where data expert Wim Stoop from Cloudera will answer all of your Machine Learning & AI questions live.

    Wim will also go over some frequently asked questions on Machine Learning and AI such as:

    -Is AI going to eclipse Hadoop?
    -What are some tips and tricks for mastering deep learning?
  • Using Predictive Analytics to Empower Customer Experience
    Using Predictive Analytics to Empower Customer Experience Patrick Rice, CEO, Lumidatum Aug 23 2017 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Predictive analytics & artificial intelligence are transforming the way all companies connect with customers. The customer experience is on the verge of being completely redefined with A.I.

    In this talk, you will learn what it takes for a business to deliver this new 21st-century customer conversation. Patrick will cover:

    - Collecting & Managing CX data - What I learned analyzing 3 billion records at Amazon
    - We have the data, now what? AI & the Future of Customer Experience
    - How to use Predictive Analytics to find the right customer on the right channel
    - 3 ways to drive ROI for your business by applying AI to improve the Customer Experience

    Patrick is CEO of Lumidatum which helps CMOs apply artificial intelligence to the customer experience in order to grow revenue. He has been in the data and analytics space for over a decade including running a machine learning and advanced analytics team at Amazon.
  • Why the stage-gate process is killing your innovation strategy?
    Why the stage-gate process is killing your innovation strategy? Presented by Robert Weidner MD of DMInc | Hosted by Ruta at patsnap.com Aug 23 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The stage-gate process is as ubiquitous in R&D as doors are in the real-world. But, like doors, stage-gate processes aren't always the best solution for filling a gap. They can be overly elaborate (leading to slowness), fixated on pruning rather optimising (leading to negativity), and lacking in flexibility (leading to missed opportunities).

    Join our webinar as we explore:

    - The shortcomings of the stage-gate process
    - Potential alternatives that could drive more efficiency and productivity

    This webinar is essential viewing for any innovation leaders who are looking to take their innovation strategy out of its comfort zone and to the next level.
  • Technical Deep Dive: Building a Modern Portal For Your Digital Workforce
    Technical Deep Dive: Building a Modern Portal For Your Digital Workforce Omar ElNaggar, Sr. Product Manager at Sapho, Natalie Lambert, VP of Marketing at Sapho Aug 23 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Do your employees struggle to access and analyze information that sits across multiple systems? Do they delay completing tasks that require they login to yet another system? Employees are now pushing back against legacy systems – both on-premises and SaaS – and demanding more modern applications to complete their work. Unfortunately, you have spent millions of dollars on software and replacing them is not an option. The question: how do you meet employee expectations for more user-friendly tools without costly upgrades or throwing out your existing systems? Answer: a modern portal.

    Sapho’s modern portal surfaces personalized and relevant tasks and data to employees using micro apps. Sapho micro apps are built by IT on top of your existing systems using a simple micro app builder and pre-built templates. These micro apps – available on any device, intranet, or messenger app – provide employees with proactive notifications about interesting system data, actions that need to be completed, and changes in business data that require attention. With Sapho, employees can complete work faster and make better decisions, improving their overall productivity and effectiveness.

    In this webinar, we will show you how easy it is to build a modern portal that:

    - Connects to your existing systems with pre-built connectors for systems such as SAP, Oracle, Concur, Salesforce, or ServiceNow
    - Surfaces event-driven micro apps, that you can build in just 15 minutes to deliver simplified workflows and data access
    - Is accessible by employees from any device, intranet, or messenger allowing them to complete actions and review information from anywhere
  • Makeover Monday Viz Review - Week 34
    Makeover Monday Viz Review - Week 34 Eva Murray, Exasol & Andy Kriebel, The Data School Aug 23 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 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.
  • Hunting Criminals with Hybrid Analytics, Semi-supervised Learning, & Feedback
    Hunting Criminals with Hybrid Analytics, Semi-supervised Learning, & Feedback David Talby, CTO, Atigeo Aug 23 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Fraud detection is a classic adversarial analytics challenge: As soon as an automated system successfully learns to stop one scheme, fraudsters move on to attack another way. Each scheme requires looking for different signals (i.e. features) to catch; is relatively rare (one in millions for finance or e-commerce); and may take months to investigate a single case (in healthcare or tax, for example) – making quality training data scarce.

    This talk will cover a code walk-through, the key lessons learned while building such real-world software systems over the past few years. We'll look for fraud signals in public email datasets, using IPython and popular open-source libraries (scikit-learn, statsmodel, nltk, etc.) for data science and Apache Spark as the compute engine for scalable parallel processing.

    David will iteratively build a machine-learned hybrid model – combining features from different data sources and algorithmic approaches, to catch diverse aspects of suspect behavior:

    - Natural language processing: finding keywords in relevant context within unstructured text
    - Statistical NLP: sentiment analysis via supervised machine learning
    - Time series analysis: understanding daily/weekly cycles and changes in habitual behavior
    - Graph analysis: finding actions outside the usual or expected network of people
    - Heuristic rules: finding suspect actions based on past schemes or external datasets
    - Topic modeling: highlighting use of keywords outside an expected context
    - Anomaly detection: Fully unsupervised ranking of unusual behavior

    Apache Spark is used to run these models at scale – in batch mode for model training and with Spark Streaming for production use. We’ll discuss the data model, computation, and feedback workflows, as well as some tools and libraries built on top of the open-source components to enable faster experimentation, optimization, and productization of the models.
  • 3 Big Data Challenges Your AI Project Will Face
    3 Big Data Challenges Your AI Project Will Face Kiyoto Tamura, VP of Marketing, Treasure Data Aug 23 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    If you are working on an AI project, drop it. Chances are good that you don’t have AI problems (yet) but instead have data challenges. In this webinar, we will share what we learned from running a large data platform ingesting 2 million data points/sec and running 7 million queries for hundreds of enterprises. We will focus on the problems that you can tackle on Monday so that you are best positioned for next year and beyond.

    About the presenter:

    Kiyoto is VP of Marketing at Treasure Data. Previously, he was a Software Engineer at TrialPay and Trader at DRW Trading. He is a self-proclaimed hacker at heart: “creativity and do-ocracy over passivity and bureaucracy any day.”
  • Artificial Intelligence: Methods, Applications and Impacts
    Artificial Intelligence: Methods, Applications and Impacts Arinze Akutekwe, PhD Data Scientist, BAS EMEIA – Intelligent Enterprise - Analytics at Fujitsu Aug 23 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Artificial intelligence has greatly changed the way we live since the 20th century. It involves the science and engineering of making machines intelligent and autonomous using computer programs.

    The processing power of computers has been on the exponential increase with cost of processors and storage decreasing. This has made research and developments efforts in AI areas such as deep learning, once thought to be impossible possible.

    In this webinar, we will examine current methods, application domains of specific methods, their impacts on our daily lives and try to answer questions on ethics of applying these technologies.
  • Using Reference Architectures to Fully Integrate Your Next-Gen Apps
    Using Reference Architectures to Fully Integrate Your Next-Gen Apps Pradeep Menon, Data Solution Architect & Karthik Rajasekharan, Azure Product Marketing Director Aug 23 2017 11:00 pm UTC 39 mins
    Intelligent application technology allows you to build apps with powerful algorithms, across platforms, with just a few lines of code. The answer lies in your application's architecture.

    Join Pradeep Menon, Microsoft Data Solution Architect, and Karthik Rajasekharan, Microsoft Azure Product Marketing Director to learn:

    - The different reference architectures and how to integrate these services into your applications immediately.
    - A hands-on approach to implementing Cognitive Services on Azure
    - About the next generation of application development and deployment
  • How Many Analysts Does It Take To Change a Lightbulb?
    How Many Analysts Does It Take To Change a Lightbulb? Steve Adams, Senior Consultant, Visual DJ, Ltd. Aug 24 2017 10:00 am UTC 45 mins
    When analysis needs to be used by decision makers that didn’t create it, the communication of the information and the message it conveys becomes critical. There is a plethora of ways to layout reports and dashboards, even within a single company.
    Enter the SUCCESS formula, that “lightbulb” moment.

    Introduced by the IBCS Association (International Business Communication Standards) the SUCCESS formula provides conceptual, perceptual and semantic rules that enable faster, better, and less-costly results in all stages of business communications and decision-making processes.

    This webinar will introduce the 7 Rules of SUCCESS that provides a toolkit to aid analysts in designing their visualisations for better reach and decisions in their target audience.

    The webinar will also introduce The Philips journey to implementing IBCS principles in their global "Accelerate!” Initiative.
  • Ask the Visualization Expert: Live Q&A on Advanced Data Visualization
    Ask the Visualization Expert: Live Q&A on Advanced Data Visualization Carl Edwards, BI Consultant, Brett Churchill, BI Consultant Aug 24 2017 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Looking to take your graphs to the next level? Want to make sure you choose the right visualization? Plagued by the challenges of geospatial heat maps?

    Get your questions ready and join this session where data experts Carl and Brett will go over the common questions they get asked and answer all the data visualization issues you've been plagued with, including how to:

    -Use location-based data to put your visualization on the map
    -Uncover new relationships, patterns and opportunities
    -Identify emerging trends
    -Answering comparative business questions with set analysis
    -Understand best practices for creating an aesthetically-pleasing and useful visualization
  • Data Visualization for Predictive Analytics
    Data Visualization for Predictive Analytics Andy Kriebel, Eva Murray, Benedetta Tagliaferri, Matthew Reeve Aug 24 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    What does the future hold?

    Predictive Analytics - everyone is talking about it and many organisations claim to be doing it. But are they? And what insights do they gain to then make tactical or strategic changes? How can analysts work with decision makers by sharing results in a visually effective and meaningful way while also informing them about possible courses of action?

    This webinar is presented by Andy Kriebel, Head Coach at the Data School and Eva Murray, Tableau Evangelist at Exasol. Guest speakers on Predictive Analytics are Benedetta Tagliaferri, Consulting Analyst at The Information Lab and Matthew Reeve, Chief Data Wrangler at Exasol.

    The webinar will look at some examples of predictive analysis and will show data visualization examples that are actionable and can drive further questions and discussions in an organisation.
  • Skype for Business: Drive Adoption and ROI
    Skype for Business: Drive Adoption and ROI Dave Tupling, Global Microsoft Alliance Director | Ali Athar- Solutions Engineer, IR Aug 24 2017 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Many organizations are implementing or assessing Skype for Business. Adoption of the technology is critical to success and delivering ROI, but how can this be measured and improved? This webinar will show how.