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  • Seeking Agility: Using Analytics-as-a-Service to Develop Competitive Advantage Seeking Agility: Using Analytics-as-a-Service to Develop Competitive Advantage Joe Decosmo, CAO at Enova International and Marc Demarest, IIA analytics expert Live 60 mins
    Agility — doing things fast, and iteratively — is the key to success in turbulent markets. Analytics-as-a-Service partnerships can facilitate agile analytics allowing you to develop and iterate algorithms and models faster, and more effectively, than is possible when you are responsible for deploying and managing your own advanced analytics infrastructure.

    This webinar will explore the emergence of analytics as a service (AaaS), and the use of AaaS providers to avoid the time, cost and risk associated with deploying cutting-edge advanced analytics infrastructure. You’ll hear about the emergence of AaaS, the profile of companies exploiting AaaS providers, and the criteria you should use when evaluating AaaS providers, as well as the economic and time-to-market benefits of leveraging Analytics-as-a-Service partnerships to improve your advanced analytics capabilities and leapfrog your competition.

    Join us to learn how Analytics-as-a-Service can help develop competitive advantage and increase agility in the ever-evolving marketplace.
  • Exponential Sales Growth: What Sales Leadership Needs to Know Exponential Sales Growth: What Sales Leadership Needs to Know Alice Heiman Live 45 mins
    Companies today want exponential sales growth. Sales leaders look to their teams to provide that growth. I challenge them to look at themselves first. What do they need to do to develop themselves in order to get peak performance from their teams? I share straightforward advice on how to do that.
  • Addressing Hybrid Network Challenges in Asia Pacific with Software-Defined WAN Addressing Hybrid Network Challenges in Asia Pacific with Software-Defined WAN Hoo Shu Yee, Product Director, Singtel & Ramesh Prabagaran, VP Product Management, Viptela Live 60 mins
    With APAC’s varying stages of infrastructure development, managing an enterprise Wide Area Network (WAN) in the region can be extremely challenging. This is compounded by different networking standards and service level agreements (SLAs) across countries, as well as disparities in race and culture.

    Furthermore, as more applications move onto the cloud and employees become more mobile, enterprises have to deal with growing risk of cyber attacks with increasingly complex WAN environments that combine multiple private networks and public internet services.

    In this webinar, learn more about managing an enterprise network in APAC. We will touch on how:

    - To address potential challenges with WAN architectures evolving to hybrid networks
    - To optimise and accelerate connectivity to the cloud
    - Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) works and helps you manage your hybrid network more effectively
    - Enterprises have leveraged SD-WAN to increase efficiency and reduce cost

    Lastly, find out how Singtel ConnectPlus SD-WAN service powered by Viptela, designed with security in mind, can help to simplify and unify your networks, while providing protection against data breaches and attacks.
  • Women in Tech Entrepreneurs & Founders Women in Tech Entrepreneurs & Founders Vinita Rathi, Systango, Tamsin Fox-Davies, HiBob, Marija Butkovic, Women of Wearables & Marie-Clare Fenech, Next Tech Girls Live 60 mins
    What is it like in today's day and age to be a female entrepreneur? How do you successfully launch a tech startup or co-found a company as a woman in the industry? As the leader of such organizations, how can we continue to decrease the amount of gender imbalance and increase employee morale and retention? Tune in to our live, dynamic panel discussion moderated by Vinita Rathi, Co-founder and CEO of Systango and former Executive Director & VP at Goldman Sachs for a look into company culture and success from a female entrepreneur point of view.
  • 5G RAN: A Reality Check 5G RAN: A Reality Check Brian Daly-AT&T, Adam Drobot-OpenTechWorks, Inc.,Steven Glapa-Tarana Wireless Recorded: Jan 19 2017 60 mins
    High speed and autonomous transportation, remote surgical procedures, and mixed reality experiences are just a few of the upcoming Internet of Things (IoT) technological game changers that require high speed and low latency communications infrastructure. 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) technologies continue to evolve to meet the complex and continually evolving network requirements of IoT applications.

    This webcast will explore the latest advances in RAN, including:
    • Which technologies will see the earliest deployments?
    • How important will the 3.5 GHz band networks (also known as the Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)) be in future 5G applications?
    • Will mmWave networks change the game in the last mile?
    • How far will the industry advance in real deployments in the next year or two?
    • Where are companies participating in this ecosystem investing their money?
    • Are there concerns for Return on Investment (ROI) that companies are trying to resolve?


    Speakers:
    Brian Daly, Director - Core & Government/Regulatory Standards, AT&T Access Architecture & Devices
    Adam Drobot, Chairman, OpenTechWorks, Inc.
    Steven Glapa, VP of Marketing, Tarana Wireless
  • HDC (Hortonworks Data Cloud) pour Amazon Web Services HDC (Hortonworks Data Cloud) pour Amazon Web Services Matthieu Lamairesse, Solution Engineer, Hortonworks Recorded: Jan 19 2017 49 mins
    Venez découvrir la dernière offre de Cloud de Hortonworks : HDC (Hortonworks Data Cloud) pour Amazon Web Services (Disponible sur la Marketplace AWS).  
    Pensée pour la simplicité et l’efficacité économique, Horton Data Cloud combine la puissance de la plateforme Hadoop HDP et de la flexibilité du Cloud.  En quelques click, montez une plateforme en mesure de répondre à vos besoin analytique Big Data.
     
    Rejoignez-nous sur ce webinar d’une heure pour découvrir comment ce nouveau service peut vous permettre de profiter de la puissance des outils analytics tel que Spark ou Hive sans se soucier de la complexité de mise en œuvre d’un cluster de calcul distribué
  • Addressing Hybrid Network Challenges in Asia Pacific with Software-Defined WAN Addressing Hybrid Network Challenges in Asia Pacific with Software-Defined WAN Hoo Shu Yee, Product Director, Singtel & Ramesh Prabagaran, VP Product Management, Viptela Recorded: Jan 19 2017 47 mins
    With APAC’s varying stages of infrastructure development, managing an enterprise Wide Area Network (WAN) in the region can be extremely challenging. This is compounded by different networking standards and service level agreements (SLAs) across countries, as well as disparities in race and culture.

    Furthermore, as more applications move onto the cloud and employees become more mobile, enterprises have to deal with growing risk of cyber attacks with increasingly complex WAN environments that combine multiple private networks and public internet services.

    In this webinar, learn more about managing an enterprise network in APAC. We will touch on how:

    - To address potential challenges with WAN architectures evolving to hybrid networks
    - To optimise and accelerate connectivity to the cloud
    - Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) works and helps you manage your hybrid network more effectively
    - Enterprises have leveraged SD-WAN to increase efficiency and reduce cost

    Lastly, find out how Singtel ConnectPlus SD-WAN service powered by Viptela, designed with security in mind, can help to simplify and unify your networks, while providing protection against data breaches and attacks.
  • Top 5 Accelerators Defining the Business Landscape in 2020 Top 5 Accelerators Defining the Business Landscape in 2020 Dan Ortega - Blazent's Vice President of Marketing Recorded: Jan 18 2017 4 mins
    In this episode we will review the Top 5 Accelerators Defining the Business Landscape in 2020. What follows is a discussion of the accelerators primarily identified by Forrester and their impact on IT.
  • CA Technologies: Advanced Monitoring and Management of SD-WAN CA Technologies: Advanced Monitoring and Management of SD-WAN Tim Diep, Director of Product Management, CA Technologies & Jeremy Rossbach, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, CA Technologies Recorded: Jan 18 2017 44 mins
    How does SD-WAN shift the status quo for the Operations teams? SD-WAN technology possesses sophisticated, in-built capability for operations and management, and advanced automation to address network problems in real-time. However, the Operations teams needs to seamlessly integrate this network and health status intelligence from their new SD-WAN infrastructure into their existing monitoring and management infrastructure.

    Additionally, monitoring solutions must provide visibility across all network architectures including highly dynamic and complex hybrid clouds and other SDN elements.

    This session covers the integration of CA Virtual Network Assurance and CA Performance Management with Viptela SD-WAN. The key topics that will be discussed include:

    - Eliminating visibility gaps between traditional networks and SD-WAN providing administrators with insights to optimize and transform their large hybrid networks
    - Providing relationship mapping of major IT events
    - Visualizing physical and logical dependencies in applications and service chains
    - Extending visibility for operators with network performance monitoring across cloud, SDN and SD-WAN networks (including service chains)
    - Enabling operational insight into how all elements of traditional and overlay networks affect service integrity
  • Escaping the Storage Licensing Money Pit Escaping the Storage Licensing Money Pit Dave Wright - Vice President & General Manager, NetApp SolidFire and Tim Stammers - Senior Storage Analyst, 451 Research Recorded: Jan 18 2017 57 mins
    The tables have been stacked against storage buyers for decades, but a change is coming. Forget the endless refresh treadmill of monolithic storage systems, and licensing models that are not just inflexible, but also force you to pay again and again for the same technology. Join this webinar to learn how to liberate your storage budget, and pay for storage the way that suits your business rather than the vendors, with 451 Research senior analyst Tim Stammers, and NetApp SolidFire’s Vice President & General Manager, Dave Wright.
  • Accurate Sales Forecast – Fact or Fiction? Accurate Sales Forecast – Fact or Fiction? Tom Snyder - Founder, Funnel Clarity | Chris Badger - Sr. Director Partner Alliances, ClearSlide Recorded: Jan 18 2017 34 mins
    Perhaps the worst kept secret in the corporate world is the level of frustration associated with trying to get an accurate revenue forecast from the sales organization. At every level, from the individual sales rep all the way to the CRO, there is typically as much guesswork as science involved in the process of predicting near term revenue.

    It is a problem that is relatively easy to solve.

    Join this 30 minute webinar to see how customer engagement data and an understanding of the customer’s decision journey can yield consistently more accurate forecasts, shorter sales cycles and better sales strategies.
  • Verizon: Banking, Manufacturing, and Healthcare Case Studies in Managed SD-WAN Verizon: Banking, Manufacturing, and Healthcare Case Studies in Managed SD-WAN Mark Hollman, Managed and Professional Services, Verizon & Lloyd Noronha, Head of Global Marketing, Viptela Recorded: Jan 18 2017 44 mins
    Verizon has some of the largest global SD-WAN deployments based on Viptela technology. We investigate the lessons learned and best practices employed in some SD-WAN deployments in the banking, healthcare and manufacturing verticals.
  • LSE: Power of Productivity Report Results LSE: Power of Productivity Report Results Dr. Alexander Grous, London School of Economics & Political Science Recorded: Jan 18 2017 4 mins
    On December 8, 2016, Vodafone UK and the London School of Economics released a comprehensive report looking into the business productivity and how businesses of all sizes can unlock new growth. As a nation, we’re at a critical juncture as we strive to increase economic output and join the top productive G7 nations – and Dr Alexander Grous from the LSE has used data from over 20,000 interviews over ten years to address this problem. Alexander notes that the major block to organisations addressing the productivity puzzle is that firms either don’t even know there is a problem or don’t know how to address it constructively. In this video interview, Dr. Grous explains the three key components he has found during his research to help businesses unlock their productivity:

    1) Good management practices - Dr. Grous calls this the lever; all productivity either thrives or fails at this level
    2) The use of technology in the firm
    3) Flexible workforce

    Dr. Grous goes on to explain not only how to create a flexible workforce, but to nurture this as well, so that employees are motivated, happy, and most importantly, producing effective work. Through a solid understanding of the composition of the firm, and what ideal organisational output is, management can then begin to see what enables productivity, and how they can measure effectiveness.
  • Live Demo: Top Deployed SD-WAN Use Cases Live Demo: Top Deployed SD-WAN Use Cases David Klebanov, Director of Technical Marketing, Viptela Recorded: Jan 18 2017 45 mins
    This live demo will cover the major use cases of SD-WAN that are applicable to both large and small enterprise scenarios. These include:

    - Brownfield deployment: Inserting SD-WAN into an existing MPLS WAN (i.e. creating an overlay over MPLS and Broadband)
    - Enabling segmentation, service insertion and extranet policies for a business partner network
    - Extending the WAN to the Cloud (AWS/Azure)
    - Enabling on-prem security with Palo Alto Networks (service chaining)
    - Defining Application-Aware policies for guaranteed SLA (real-time traffic steering with QoS)
    - Enabling cloud-security capabilities with Zscaler (service chaining)
    - Defining policies for predictable access to Office 365 and other SaaS applications

    The foundational technology elements of SD-WAN that will be covered include:

    - Single overlay over MPLS, Broadband and LTE
    - Overlay routing with OSPF, BGP, VRRP and IGMP
    - Deep packet inspection (DPI) policies
    - Authentication, encryption, PKI
    - Zero-touch provisioning
    - Segmentation and per-segment topologies
    - Service insertion and service chaining
    - Virtualized elements for Cloud (IaaS+PaaS)
    - Cloud-security and on-prem security integration
    - Integrated Management and third-party management with SNMP, NetConf, and RESTful interfaces
    - Internet gateways (DIA, Regional Exit, Centralized exits)
  • Key Strategies and Best Practices To Proactively Protect Digital Assets and Apps Key Strategies and Best Practices To Proactively Protect Digital Assets and Apps Charlie Kraus,Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Limelight Networks & Kerrion Burton-Evans,Solutions Engineer, Limelight Networks Recorded: Jan 18 2017 54 mins
    In the last few months we have seen cyber attacks on corporations as diverse as Deutsche Telekom and Tesco. From the boardroom to the backroom there is an increasing awareness of complex cyber-security attacks. Businesses need a proactive solution that not only protects digital content and properties but also keeps one step ahead of these evolving threats.

    Join us on 18th January for a live webinar with Limelight's digital security experts, who will share specific use cases to illustrate key strategies and best practices for a cloud-based security solution.
  • How to write a winning Credit Awards entry How to write a winning Credit Awards entry Fred Crawley Recorded: Jan 18 2017 59 mins
    Consulting editor at Credit Strategy and Credit Awards judge Fred Crawley gives his top tips on writing an award winning entry.
  • Hybrid/Cloud UC: Getting the Transition Right Hybrid/Cloud UC: Getting the Transition Right Zeus Kerravala - ZK Research | Skip Chilcott - IR Recorded: Jan 18 2017 64 mins
    Cloud UC is being rapidly adopted in the enterprise, but recent research has shown many organizations continue to be challenged with how to effectively integrate cloud in their existing UC ecosystem. The journey to the cloud is different for every organization, as is the end goal; whether your enterprise intends to keep some applications on-premises and adopt a hybrid solution or go fully cloud-based, you are tasked with constructing a roadmap that dictates which parts of your organization to migrate and when.

    In this webinar, we’ll look at practical ways to get this transition to cloud UC right. You’ll hear from experts that can help you determine how to:
    - Plan, deploy, and migrate
    - Operate, troubleshoot problems, and optimize performance
    - Maximize usage and adoption by ensuring optimal user experience along the way
  • How Process Automation Works Within the NOC & Infrastructure How Process Automation Works Within the NOC & Infrastructure Jeremy Axmacher, Platform Engineer Recorded: Jan 17 2017 45 mins
    To cope with business demand, servers must be built – which is a highly manual process that often lacks standardization. Join this webinar with CA Technologies’ internal IT team, as they discuss how CA Process Automation enables them to automation core infrastructure tasks, including server deployment, maintenance and retirement – and saved their team 20 hours a day of manual work.

    You will learn:
    How CA Technologies’ internal IT team saves time automating triage and remediation
    How workflows can be easily adapted to detect issues quickly
    How new servers are now deployed within a matter of minutes with standardized builds and security protocols
  • VMware: A Virtual Edge Solution for Managed Branch Services VMware: A Virtual Edge Solution for Managed Branch Services Vanessa Little, Sr. Manager Global NFV EcoSystem Architecture, VMware & Ariful Huq, Product Management, Viptela Recorded: Jan 17 2017 34 mins
    vCloud NFV is an open, carrier-grade NFVI platform. It delivers a tightly integrated solution with virtual compute, storage and networking resources coupled with intelligent operations and management capability.

    Viptela SD-WAN has achieved VMware Ready Status for NFV. SD-WAN solutions, on vCloud NFV, enable service providers to deliver elastic bandwidth, advanced services and greater flexibility in terms of cost and QoS. The Viptela SD-WAN platform opens up new opportunities for service providers by unifying WAN connection management (MPLS, Internet and 4G/LTE), segmenting traffic, providing zero touch provisioning and supporting application aware routing for enterprise customers.

    This webinar will highlight the key elements of vCloud NFV and SD-WAN in providing a fully packaged solution for Service Providers including:

    - How to accelerate and automate instantiating, provisioning and managing of virtual network services (including SD-WAN)
    - Deliver carrier-grade network availability and multi-tenancy
    - Provide advanced networking and security VNFs including switching, routing, QoS and monitoring
    - Enable single pane of glass visibility, monitoring and policy based automation
  • How To Be Known and Great in Tech How To Be Known and Great in Tech Alyssa Nicoll, Software Engineer at WeaveUp Recorded: Jan 17 2017 25 mins
    There is no set path to tech fame, but the doors that being known opens are obvious and desirable.

    Being known in the tech industry, having a following and a name, does not just happen overnight. It takes a lot of work along with continuous attention.
    We only have so much energy to give, so many hours in the day; so the steps we take towards our career goals need to be very intentional.

    In this webinar, Alyssa Nicoll is going to go over the two paths she has discovered to creating a name for yourself and being awesome at what you do.

    2 quick paths to becoming known:
    - Technology
    - Psychology

    2 pitfalls on your way to greatness:
    - Fear
    - Time Management
  • Tips for Better Business Through Connected Operations Tips for Better Business Through Connected Operations Barbara Giamanco, Franz E. Gruber and Babette Ten Haken Recorded: Jan 17 2017 52 mins
    Today’s demanding business requires seamless, connected operations whether your business is retail, manufacturing, service, distribution, or the public sector. Create a secure, seamless experience that gives you the freedom to work anywhere, anytime, across multiple devices. To compete globally, you need an operational foundation that enables you to make smarter decisions, redesign business processes faster, and fuel business growth.

    Join this dynamic discussion with Barbara Giamanco, CEO of Social Centered Selling, Franz E. Gruber, Founder and Chairman at FORCAM, and Babette Ten Haken, Founder and President of Sales Aerobics for Engineers®.

    In this webcast you will learn how to:
    - Create an operational solution that evolves as your business grows
    - Trim costs and increase transparency across your organization
    - Work smarter and accelerate new product introductions
    - Deliver exceptional customer experience with personalized interactions
  • Voice of the Customer: Kindred Healthcare SD-WAN Transformation Voice of the Customer: Kindred Healthcare SD-WAN Transformation Eyvonne Sharp, Network Engineer, Kindred Healthcare Recorded: Jan 17 2017 36 mins
    Healthcare IT teams have sophisticated needs for SD-WAN, specifically for reliability, security and agility in M&A integration. In this webinar, Kindred Healthcare will reveal their evaluation criteria, process of migration to SD-WAN, and the results.

    Jointly presenting with Palo Alto Networks and Viptela, Kindred will explain in detail the plans and deployment experiences across hospitals, nursing centers, and contract rehabilitation in the US. Kindred is the largest diversified post-acute healthcare provider in the US, and has doubled in the last four years.

    Key Results:
    - Application performance improvement from 4x to 10x at Nursing facilities and Home clinics
    - 700% bandwidth increase
    - Estimated 5-year ROI in Millions
    - Solving complex requirements of M&A and new services in efficient and simple way

    SD-WAN Feature Requirements for Healthcare:
    - Policy based, application-aware routing over multiple, diverse connections
    - Intelligent routing based on network health & application requirements
    - Network segmentation & isolation (Multi tenant/Security)
    - Centralized policy administration & device management
    - Ability to selectively route specific traffic through security appliances (Service Chaining)
    - Application aware traffic shaping
    - Centralized provisioning feature, or zero touch methodology
    - Multiple Ethernet, MPLS or LTE connectivity options
  • The Softer Side of IT: Cultivating hard-to-find soft skills in today's workforce The Softer Side of IT: Cultivating hard-to-find soft skills in today's workforce Experis and Right Management Recorded: Jan 17 2017 60 mins
    IT leaders are increasingly uncovering the value of soft skills within their workforce. They’re telling us that soft skills—specifically communication and collaboration skills—can be as important as some technical competencies. What is causing increasing demands for soft skills in IT talent? How do IT leaders assess the soft skills of new recruits? Can these skills be developed in existing employees?

    During this webinar, you’ll hear experts from Experis and Right Management discuss the need for improved soft skills within today’s IT workforce and how IT leaders can ensure their workforce has the skills required to succeed in today’s world of work.

    By participating in this webinar, you will:
    Understand the increasing importance of communication and collaboration skills in IT roles today
    Gain greater insight from workforce experts about how to assess new IT recruits for soft skill proficiency
    Learn best-practice strategies for developing communication and collaboration skills within your team

    * NOTE: This event qualifies for 1 CPE credit.
    Experis is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org. Should this course need to be cancelled or rescheduled by Experis, a 24-hour notice will be provided. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, contact Learning & Development at 414-319-3400.
  • Analyst Keynote: Building the SD-WAN Business Case (Nemertes Research) Analyst Keynote: Building the SD-WAN Business Case (Nemertes Research) John Burke, Principal Analyst and CIO at Nemertes Research Recorded: Jan 17 2017 39 mins
    SD-WAN’s transformational potential is not enough. IT teams have to build a compelling business case for making the transition. Savings from MPLS is not the only avenue by which SD-WAN can drive ROI. By providing cheaper and more transparent and automatic failover when WAN links fail, SD-WAN can reduce branch WAN outages and troubleshooting costs by 90%.

    By working with multiple vendors and enterprises, Nemertes has developed and validated an SD-WAN cost model that enables enterprise users to build that business case base on multiple key factors.

    Join Principal Research Analyst and CIO John Burke of Nemertes Research as he presents his latest research findings. These include:

    - The cost-model applied to three real SD-WAN use cases
    - The process for identifying locations that could benefit from higher bandwidth, lower rates, increased reliability, or all three
    - The cost components of connectivity, capex, troubleshooting and more.
    - The comparison between Overlay SD-WAN and In-Net WAN
  • How to Scout a Really Big Account How to Scout a Really Big Account Barbara Weaver Smith Recorded: Jan 17 2017 42 mins
    Big company buyers told me: “We are tired of sellers who are focused on their products and solutions and what they can do. We want sellers who will help us devise and achieve strategic outcomes.” How to prepare your reps for discussions that get them invited back effectively.
  • 3 Pillars of Sales Success 3 Pillars of Sales Success Diane Helbig Jan 19 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    There are three aspects of sales success that must be mastered. They are – Value, Relationships, Systems. In this webinar we explore how to harness these pillars for maximum results.
  • Skype for Business: Concept to Completion, Part II Skype for Business: Concept to Completion, Part II John Hand - Global Microsoft Alliance Director | Dave Bottomley - Communications Solutions Engineer Jan 19 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This session will follow on from Part I, taking a specific look at how performance management software, like Prognosis, can assist in the successful deployment of Skype for Business.
  • Turning data-driven creative into digital marketing success Turning data-driven creative into digital marketing success Eric Franchi, Co-founder and SVP Business Development, Undertone Jan 19 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Effective creative is equal parts emotion and information—and marketers have been waiting a long time for the data to catch up to their imaginations. Increasingly, marketers are able to not just create relevant and customized campaigns for potential consumers with data insights, but way-find before even launching a campaign, ensuring you’re pitching the right message to the right person at the right time right out of the park.
    How do you hit that grand slam?


    GPS technology giant Garmin and advertising technology leader Undertone will present shared insights to help bring your marketing to the next level.

    Join our interactive round table discussion to learn how to use data to find your customer where they live and understand what they need -- and how to develop pitch-perfect creative to give them what they want.

    In this webinar you’ll learn how to:
    * Find your customers online and how to reach them
    * Refine targeting and creative with data
    * Leverage creative as the key variable in digital marketing
    * Reach out to influencers, the new gatekeepers

    Speakers:
    * Carla Meyer, Global Digital Advertising and Social Media Manager, Garmin
    * Eric Franchi, Co-founder and SVP Business Development, Undertone
    * Wendy Schuchart, moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Undertone
  • Enabling AWS and Azure Migrations with SD-WAN Enabling AWS and Azure Migrations with SD-WAN Rob McBride, Solutions Marketing, Viptela & Ariful Huq, Product Management, Viptela Jan 19 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Gartner has highlighted that the differences in network services (such as routing, security and application delivery) between internal data centers and IaaS environments cause major issues during cloud migrations. Networking teams face many challenges migrating their workloads to AWS and Azure. These include:

    - Extending secure connectivity from the enterprise to the cloud is operationally complex
    - Cloud traffic flows sub-optimally through the centralized data center/DMZ, instead of directly from the branch or from a regional exit - this affects performance of applications
    - Implementing a unified WAN policy on disparate pieces of cloud infrastructure is difficult

    This webinar will dig deeper into the networking problems of cloud migrations. And how Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology makes this faster and simpler the networking teams. The following topics will be covered:

    - Extend your WAN seamlessly to AWS and Azure
    - Implement a unified WAN policy across the enterprise and cloud
    - Typical deployment scenarios for AWS and Azure
    - Real customer examples of public cloud migration
  • The Quick and Easy Way to Help Your Sales Team Take Ownership The Quick and Easy Way to Help Your Sales Team Take Ownership Gretchen Gordon Jan 19 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Tired of nagging, baby-sitting and hounding your salespeople? Follow this fool-proof formula for helping your salespeople take ownership. Enjoy your job again and help your salespeople achieve remarkable sales results...with ease!
  • New Containerization Capabilities for HPE Universal Discovery and CMDB New Containerization Capabilities for HPE Universal Discovery and CMDB Jon Furner, Results Positive and Ron Bocken, HPE Jan 19 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Looking to reduce deployment costs and increase time to value? Don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear about the new container capabilities of HPE Universal Discovery and Universal CMDB solutions. In this webinar, you will receive an overview from Results Positive on how you can utilize the HPE Configuration Management System with new capabilities to discover containers and configuration items in your data center and simplify solution deployment time from days to minutes. Additionally, HPE will provide an overview of the HPE IT Operations Management Suite framework and how containers can be used to benefit overall total cost of ownership (TCO).

    Key takeaways from attending this webinar include:
    • How you can utilize new HPE UD/UCMDB Container capabilities
    • Common use cases for containerization with HPE UD/UCMDB
    • Understand the business benefits of containerization
    • Become aware of HPE ITOM Suite Framework

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn the new containerization capabilities available for HPE UD/UCMDB.
  • Zscaler: Cloud Security with SD-WAN, Case Studies and Best Practices Zscaler: Cloud Security with SD-WAN, Case Studies and Best Practices Sri Subramanian, Sr. Director of Product Management, Zscaler & David Klebanov, Director of Technical Marketing, Viptela Jan 19 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Gartner estimates that by the end of 2019, 30% of enterprises will use SD-WAN technology in all their branches, up from less than 1% today. And as of Nov 2016, Gartner has estimated about 50,000 production SD-WAN deployments. SD-WAN is a transformational approach to simplifying branch office networking.

    However, security is a critical factor for SD-WAN adoption, especially for cloud and Internet applications. With Zscaler and Viptela you can now secure all Internet traffic without having to backhaul it to centralized DMZs. Customers have seen more than 50% WAN cost-savings while keeping their branch offices and employees protected.

    Join Viptela and Zscaler to discuss the best practices for securing your distributed enterprise with cloud security and SD-WAN. They will also cover:

    - Common use case scenarios for SD-WAN and cloud security
    - Real world deployment examples
    - Best practices for improving your security posture with cloud security
    - Zscaler and Viptela technical integration elements
  • Anuta: Network Orchestration for Managed Branch Services Anuta: Network Orchestration for Managed Branch Services Kiran Sirupa, Director of Marketing & Praveen Vengalam, Co-Founder and VP of Engineering, Anuta Networks Jan 19 2017 8:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    SD-WAN presents a transformational opportunity for Telcos and MSPs to offer value added services. Anuta NCX orchestrator bridges the multi-vendor legacy and SD-WAN infrastructure for a smoother transition. Join us live to learn about Anuta's SD-WAN and vCPE customer deployments at global Tier-1 MSPs.
  • The Power of Sales and Marketing Alignment The Power of Sales and Marketing Alignment Tracy Eiler, CMO & Andrea Austin, VP of Enterprise Sales at InsideView, Barbara Giamanco, CEO Social Centered Selling Jan 20 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Increase pipeline, crush quota and accelerate deals to close by aligning sales and marketing strategies and tactics.

    Marketing, sales and account management must align around the needs of the customer to generate bigger and better pipeline, crush quota, and drive stronger lead- to-close ratios in order to accelerate revenue.

    Join this webcast to learn:
    - What 1,000 sales and marketing professionals said about aligning to generate bottom-line results
    - Why data must be your foundation
    - How to remove the cultural barriers to success
    - The right processes to support alignment
    - Strategies for getting started
  • TFD: Network Engineer Roundtable on Deploying SD-WAN TFD: Network Engineer Roundtable on Deploying SD-WAN Panel of 8 Network Architects, moderated by Tech Field Day Jan 20 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Ten seasoned network engineers will debate on their views and experiences with SD-WAN. This roundtable discussion moderated by Tech Field Day focuses on how network professionals are analyzing and adopting SD-WAN technology, and integrating it into existing network architectures.

    SD-WAN has been the most rapidly deployed SDN technology. But major concerns remain on which features are the most fundamental and differentiating, and the maturity of the technology for large scale deployments. The major discussion topics will include:

    - Maturity of SD-WAN for prime-time deployment
    - Relative importance of features like routing, security, segmentation, vCPE, multi-tenancy, Application steering, SaaS, and Cloud.
    - ROI and the Before/After picture
    - Most typical use-cases across industries
    - Best practices in deploying SD-WAN based on personal experiences
  • LiveAction: Gaining Deep Visibility Into The WAN Overlay LiveAction: Gaining Deep Visibility Into The WAN Overlay David Izumo, Principal Engineer, Technical Marketing, LiveAction & Manan Shah, Director of Product Management, Viptela Jan 20 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Operation teams need to detect and correlate application problems with the real-time events happening on, both, the overlay and underlay networks. They also need capability for retrospective visualization into such problems. SD-WAN introduces new requirements for such advanced monitoring capabilities.

    LiveAction’s LiveNX™ is a robust visualization and analytics engine that integrates the network-generated metadata from Viptela SD-WAN technology to monitor application traffic on an end-to-end basis in real time. The retrospective visualization capability complements the intelligence provided by Viptela’s management solution and thus simplifies SD-WAN planning, monitoring and troubleshooting.

    This webinar will cover the major integration capabilities between LiveAction’s LiveNX and Viptela’s SD-WAN and share existing best practices to effectively manage the entire lifecycle of an SD-WAN deployment. These include:

    • Planning: Selecting pilot sites when planning SD-WAN deployments, identifying unsanctioned applications and end users, and establishing network utilization baselines which are used for right-sizing
    • Deployment: Using LiveNX real-time visualization to verify Viptela SD-WAN policies and assure services are not impacted in the event of brownouts or abnormal events
    • Management: Monitoring bandwidth and visualizing path control so network administrators can ensure application performance and mitigate problems before they affect users. Reporting on business applications to manage and optimize voice and video communications
  • Do You Know the Secret Formula for Telling Your Marketing Story? Do You Know the Secret Formula for Telling Your Marketing Story? Leanne Hoagland-Smith Jan 20 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
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  • What To Ask Your Vendor on Enterprise SD-WAN Capabilities What To Ask Your Vendor on Enterprise SD-WAN Capabilities Ramesh Prabagaran, VP Product Management, Viptela Jan 20 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    What are the absolute essential requirements in an SD-WAN solution? Although Gartner has defined the four key requirements for SD-WAN (see below), there are some more critical features required to meet the enterprise-grade capabilities. For example, network segmentation for different kinds of applications is a widely deployed feature across all major industries, primarily to isolate critical applications and to reduce the attack surface during vulnerabilities.

    This webinar will more broadly cover the essential enterprise SD-WAN features and how they translate to common deployment scenarios in different industries. These features include:

    - Overlay capability over MPLS, Broadband and LTE
    - Unified and centralized management of all WAN infrastructure
    - Network segmentation with per-segment topologies
    - Predictable Application SLA with centralized policies and real-time traffic steering
    - Mature routing capabilities with BGP, OSPF, VRRP, and IGMP
    - Unified and centralized management of all WAN infrastructure
    - Robust-zero trust WAN security including authentication, encryptions, segmentation and service chaining

    As a background, here are Gartner’s four key requirements for SD-WAN:
    - SD-WAN solutions provide a lightweight replacement for traditional WAN routers, and are agnostic to WAN transport technologies (that is, they support MPLS, Internet, Long Term Evolution [LTE], etc.).
    - Based on business and/or application policies, SD-WAN solutions allow for load sharing of traffic across multiple WAN connections in an efficient and dynamic fashion.
    - SD-WAN solutions dramatically simplify the complexity associated with management, configuration and orchestration of WANs.
    - SD-WAN solutions must provide secure VPNs, and have the ability to integrate additional network services and offload Internet-destined traffic closer to the edge of the network.
  • Best Practices for Enterprise Planning Enablement & CRM Software Best Practices for Enterprise Planning Enablement & CRM Software Jon P. Elliott, Dynamics Technical Specialist, Microsoft Jan 23 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Microsoft Dynamics AX helps enterprise organizations increase the speed of doing business by enabling people to make smarter decisions, redesign business processes faster, and fuel business success. When you can make smarter decisions more quickly, from anywhere, you can redesign business processes faster and grow business at your pace. This Customer Relationship Management (CRM) sales tool and software aids enterprise business solutions and resource planning.

    Join this webcast to learn how Microsoft Dynamics AX can help you:
    - Accelerate product introductions
    - Make shop floor execution more agile
    - Introduce and maintain intelligent order fulfillment
  • ATM Threats to the Financial Sector ATM Threats to the Financial Sector Noel Cheok, Strategy & Security Practice Leader, Cyber Security Services, Asia Pacific & Japan Jan 24 2017 5:00 am UTC 60 mins
    There’s a new threat in town – Jackpotting. It utilises malware directly infected onto ATMs, requiring no card skimmers that can be easily detected, no time needed to steal credentials, and grants access to every single dollar held in the machine.

    ATM machines may not follow the strict patch management regimes that corporate machines do, leaving their operating system potentially much more vulnerable to malware attacks. Beyond the monetary loss, being Jackpotted can also negatively impact the brand, and expose the bank to regulatory action from lack of due diligence in risk management.

    Hear how Symantec Cyber Security Services can help deliver a solution for these types of attacks. Through the combination of Data Center Security (DCS) and Managed Security Services (MSS) monitoring, you will receive prompt validated detection of both pre and post compromise attempts in near real-time, allowing faster responses and remediation.
  • Career Development: From Strength to Strength Career Development: From Strength to Strength Teresa Robertson Jan 24 2017 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
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  • Growth Opportunities for Partners in Global Medium-heavy Duty Trucking Industry Growth Opportunities for Partners in Global Medium-heavy Duty Trucking Industry Sandeep Kar, Global Vice President - Mobility and Bharani Lakshminarasimhan, Program Manager Jan 24 2017 4:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Product as a service will dominate industry narrative as proliferation of electronics and connected truck technologies creates new logistics business models. Moreover, concerns about global economic and geopolitical stability, along with concerns about strength of BRIC economies, are creating the need for recalibration of business strategies. Green, safe, connected smart trucks will be in demand. Autonomous mobility and digital freight brokering technologies are expected to receive more industry interest, and telematics technologies and business models will adapt to these changes. 2017 is also expected to experience rising product and market convergence as the value truck segment rises in prominence globally.
  • 2017 Trends in Cloud 2017 Trends in Cloud William Fellows, Founder and Research Vice President - Cloud Jan 24 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Digital transformation is a business imperative, not an option. Cloud is powering this change: It provides the new style of IT that supports the information, process and platform transformations required to link technology and information assets with marketing and customer experience to deliver new or enhanced digital processes.

    Join William Fellows, Founder and Research Vice President for Cloud, as he discusses what’s coming this year in cloud, and how the industry’s major battleground in 2017 will be how, from where and at what price cloud transformation services are delivered to customers.
  • How Mouser Electronics Differentiates with Rich Product Information How Mouser Electronics Differentiates with Rich Product Information Hayne Shumate, Matt Wienke, Prash Chandramohan Jan 24 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    When a manufacturer wants a Wifi Module for the next generation of smart phone, the design engineers turn to Mouser Electronics to find the exact module they need. As a worldwide, leading authorized distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, Mouser specializes in the rapid introduction of new products and technologies for more than 600 manufacturers.
    With neither Inside Sales nor Outside Sales teams, new customers discover Mouser through the detailed product pages on the many country specific websites. Most sales are completed online and with 7 million active products and information on 14 million obsolete/unavailable products. Mouser.com serves as a primary reference for anyone designing a circuit. Mouser’s product data is a critical differentiator and is elemental to Mouser’s growth and success in providing engineers and buyers with product data that is highly searchable, complete, and accurate.
    Join this webinar to hear Hayne Shumate, SVP of Internet Business from Mouser Electronics, Matt Weinke of Infoverity, and Prash Chandramohan of Informatica share:
    -Product information management (PIM) requirements that help Mouser sustain 20% annual growth
    -How Mouser uses Informatica MDM Product 360 to maintain high-quality, detailed electronics data so that customers can quickly find, select and buy the components that meet their specifications
    -Best practices from Infoverity and their Quickstart framework that helps companies like Mouser start small and scale with their PIM implementations
    -Lessons learned from this experience, and the next steps in Mouser’s PIM journey
  • Why Women Should Speak at Tech Conferences Why Women Should Speak at Tech Conferences Poornima Vijayashanker (Femgineer) and Karen Catlin Jan 24 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    To grow your career, you know what you need to do: improve your public speaking skills.

    Public speaking provides the visibility and professional credibility that helps you score the next big opportunity. But even more important is the fact that it transforms the way you communicate. Improved confidence and the ability to convey messages clearly will impact your relationships with your managers, coworkers, customers, industry peers, and even potential new hires.

    In this one-hour presentation, Poornima Vijayashanker and Karen Catlin will cover the importance of speaking at conferences and events, along with strategies to get started. They'll share some favorite tips from their book "Present! A Techie's Guide to Public Speaking," along with some embarrassing stories that are just too good to keep to themselves.

    Presenters:
    - Poornima Vijayashanker, Founder of Femgineer
    - Karen Catlin, Advocate for Women in the Tech Industry, Author
  • Elevate IT Operations in the Boardroom with App Analytics Elevate IT Operations in the Boardroom with App Analytics Bryan Whitmarsh, Sr Principal Product Manager, Application Performance Management, CA Technologies Jan 24 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Over the past 20+ years, IT has mastered the art of collecting performance and user data. But to succeed in today’s application economy, you need to learn how to take this information and evolve into a data-driven business. Your success hinges on ensuring that every customer experience is the best it can be, and that means gaining insight across the vast complexity of your mobile, web and application environments. In this session, learn how analytics can sort the wheat from the chaff in your performance data to highlight key business insights that will separate you from your competitors and gain you a seat in the boardroom.
  • Stop Selling & Start Leading®: What Your Buyers Want You to Know & Do Right Now! Stop Selling & Start Leading®: What Your Buyers Want You to Know & Do Right Now! Deb Calvert Jan 24 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    It's no secret that buyers are demanding more. So why not go straight to the source and find out what buyers really want? We did. Our groundbreaking research with Santa Clara University provides insights into precisely what buyers want sellers to do. Join me to learn about our research and the behaviors you can adopt immediately to connect with buyers and advance the sale faster.
  • How to Avoid 3 Common Stumbling Blocks on Your Way to the C-Suite How to Avoid 3 Common Stumbling Blocks on Your Way to the C-Suite Deb Calvert, Executive Coach & President of People First Productivity Solutions Jan 24 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
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  • 5 traps to avoid and 5 ways to succeed with Big Data 5 traps to avoid and 5 ways to succeed with Big Data Hal Lavendar, Chief Architect, Cognizant, Thomas Dinsmore, BI & Big Data Expert, Josh Klahr, VP Product Management, AtScale Jan 24 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    When it comes to Big Data Analytics, do you know if you are on the right track to succeed in 2017?

    Is Hadoop where you should place your bet? Is Big Data in the Cloud a viable choice? Can you leverage your traditional Big Data investment, and dip your toe in modern Data Lakes too? How are peer and competitor enterprises thinking about BI on Big Data?

    Come learn 5 traps to avoid and 5 best practices to adopt, that leading enterprises use for their Big Data strategy that drive real, measurable business value.

    In this session you’ll hear from Hal Levander, Chief Architectect of Cognizant Technologies, Thomas Dinsmore, Big Data Analytics expert and author of ‘Disruptive Analytics: Charting Your Strategy for Next-Generation Business Analytics, along with Josh Klahr, VP of Product, as they share real world approaches and achievements from innovative enterprises across the globe.

    Join this session to learn…

    - Why leading enterprises are choosing Cloud for Big Data in 2017
    - What 75% of enterprises plan to drive value out of their Big Data
    - How you can deliver business user access along with security and governance controls
  • Advancing Business Performance: Align IT Vendor Risk to ERM Advancing Business Performance: Align IT Vendor Risk to ERM Scott Roller 3WP; Yo Delmar, MetricStream, Albert Biketi, HPE Security -Data Security, Riskonnect Jan 24 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Growing exposure to IT risks has made organizations across industries volatile. Recent IT vendor incidents like data and security beaches, violation of privacy guidelines, which caused substantial fines, penalties, brand value, highlight that IT vendor risks are business risks and require focus from the leadership. An immature ITVRM programs limits the insights which are necessary for strengthening vendor relationships and building a robust ERM program. Rather than treating each risk in isolation, organizations need to have an integrated approach to manage risks holistically and in line with their business operations and objectives. With the growing dependency on IT and IT vendors, organizations need to align enterprise and IT VRM objectives to build a resilient framework suitable for today’s environment.

    During the session, panelists will discuss how organizations can strengthen vendor management in the current landscape and improve business performance.

    - Causes of Vendor Risks incidents and the impact on the enterprise
    - Best approach to align IT vendor risk to enterprise risk
    - Building mature VRM Program
    - Role of technology in integrating Vendor risk to Enterprise risk management