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"Artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” are popular buzzwords, but what do they specifically mean for spend management? During this webinar, we'll define the terms in plain English and give practical examples of how they are being used today. You'll leave with a good understanding of how AI and machine learning can transform data analysis and affect spend management initiatives, both now and in the future. Paddy Lawton will share real-world examples of how companies and individuals are using these techniques (and related ones, like hybrid machine learning and deep learning).
Cyber-attacks can originate from anywhere, but there appears to be an unabated trend of pointing the finger on either "sophisticated attackers" or, more blatantly, naming and blaming nation-states like Russia, China and now North Korea (alright, maybe even Iran).
The truth about attribution (who is the attacker) is often overlooked for something more dramatic, especially in situations where sensitive information or brand reputation is at risk.
The tactic is simple. Switch the focus from internal bad practices and shift the blame to “sophisticated, nation states and or criminal gangs.” Lazy, but effective.
Join Amar Singh and Joseph Carson, from Thycotic, as they both discuss the real reason behind why cyber attacks succeed (no - not because of Russia or China)and the steps you can take to make the job of hackers, both sophisticated and otherwise, much harder.
At a time when new-client revenue in the industry is at its lowest point in nine years and competition is soaring, professional services leaders are focusing on their strongest assets: their people.
With exciting, new cloud-based applications, organizations are now able to better manage and develop talent, leading to increased productivity, higher levels of workforce efficiency, and optimized profits.
Workday Professional Services Automation (PSA) is designed for organizations that manage and execute client-facing billable projects. Workday PSA is unified with Workday Financial Management for more-accurate customer billing, expense management, revenue recognition, margin and profitability analysis, and financial reporting. With Workday, costs are accounted for on time, and with limited effort for your billing and accounting teams.
Watch the webinar replay to find out why Quorum chose Workday Professional Services Automation, hear about its deployment process, and discover the benefits it has already experienced by managing people, finances, and projects in a single system.
Choosing the right cloud provider, that meets your requirements at the right price can be a daunting task. We’ve seen too many make the wrong choices. In this webinar, we will guide you through the things to think about when executing a cloud strategy and how to avoid the pitfalls. Is there a better way to do things? We think so.
Some things you'll learn in this webinar:
Not all clouds are created equal. How to choose the best cloud(s) for your company's needs
How to estimate your bandwidth
How to avoid sticker shock and leverage the best value
During this session, we will discuss how identifying risks and weaknesses in the procurement and contract process can result in reduced costs, recovered savings and corporate governance. You will learn how to identify differences between the contracted commercial teams and what is actually invoiced by vendors using a proven four-phased approach, data mining and other techniques to accentuate manual efforts. You also will discover how to embed controls and recover real dollars through an in-depth review of your procurement process and contracts.
This webinar features George Albarelli, Director of Risk Advisory Services, and Bill Consolie, Global Practice Leader of Construction Services. They will:
•Provide background and perspective on procurement contract compliance efforts
•Demonstrate how to identify contract risks and weaknesses in the procurement and contract process
•Introduce processes that could reduce overpayments
•Share how to imbed controls and recover real dollars
In addition to the above, the presenters will highlight specific aspects of contract compliance as it relates to construction. Specifically, they will emphasize:
•Cash management / cash flow
Presented by George Albarelli, RAS Director, and Bill Consolie, Practice Leader-Construction Services, both of Experis Finance.
In a changing market, ensuring sellers are effectively enabled is key to success—often easier said than done. While many companies have instituted a Sales Enablement function, they struggle through its execution. The disconnect between those with high expectations for Sales Enablement and those performing the role has made the whole process extremely painful. Only 1/3 of organizations have met or exceeded their Sales Enablement outcomes in the last two years. So what are you waiting for? Watch and learn as our experts talk about how to:
- Align the expectations and execution of your Sales Enablement function
- Ensure your sales leaders and sales enablement roles are in lock-step
- Apply the Sales Enablement Performance Model in your own organization
- Place the customer at the center of your sales enablement efforts
By 2020, more than half of the global workforce will be millennials. Is your organization putting modern technology in the hands of the Snapchat generation? If not, are you at risk of losing your talent to an organization that will?
As organisations expand through growth or acquisition, it can be increasingly time consuming to keep using MS Excel for consolidated group reporting. Due to the workload involved in collating and checking multiple spreadsheets, group reporting can’t be done very frequently, is prone to errors and leaves little time for the group finance team to provide suitable analysis and commentary.
This session will provide an overview of how organisations have managed to free up time within the group finance function for more value-added activities, by switching from spreadsheets to using a specialist application designed for the task.
Nearly 50% of business leaders fear they will become obsolete over the next several years, and nearly 80% feel threatened by digital startups. Why? New technologies and digital strategies are challenging existing business models and forcing companies of all sizes to reimagine patient care, product innovation and distribution models to remain competitive.
View this on-demand webinar hosted by PharmaVOICE to learn from Andrea Bradbury, Co-Founder and Chief Quality Officer, Suvoda Software, a leader operating at the intersection of life sciences and technology as she shares how she built her business on a digital platform to accelerate her organization’s global expansion while meeting the needs of mobile, digital customers and employees.
Topics covered include:
- Streamlining clinical research, sales and HR processes with digital tools
- Elevating the digital agenda at your organization
- Scaling technologies globally
- Applying nimble design models for life science operations
- Implementing top life sciences trends in 2017
The University of Aberdeen is committed to producing graduates equipped to make the world a better place. Find out how Unit4 is supporting the students, lecturers, professors, researchers and staff in this journey.
B2B companies are looking for ways to provide a great B2C-style buying experience for their customers as a competitive advantage. CPQ provides B2B companies the opportunity to deliver great buying experiences across all channels, without over-rotating toward eCommerce.
Join guest speaker, John Bruno, Analyst from Forrester Research and Giles House, EVP of Product & CMO at CallidusCloud, as they explain how sales technologies have transformed and how CPQ positions B2B companies to deliver and support consistently high quality customer experiences.
For years, delivering a powerful personal financial management solution (PFM) consisted of providing consumers with basic budgeting, spending and tracking tools. And, while many PFM users found these tools useful, many more are still left searching for more personalized and predictive solutions to help them better understand and manage their financial wellness. Today, if your PFM solution doesn't offer the personalized services and support your customers want, with the features they need, you've already lost them.
Successful providers of financial wellness solutions understand that their biggest competitive advantage — and the key to retaining their customers — is having an intimate understanding of their clients' financial wellness. With improved data aggregation, AI models, and predictive and prescriptive analytics, your company can provide smarter, more personalized financial wellness solutions that deliver the actionable suggestions and guidance that build long-term trust and loyalty.
To find out how you can deliver more meaningful and productive financial wellness solutions that deliver engagement and longevity, don't miss out on this interactive VB Live event!
In this webinar, the panelists will discuss:
* Pivoting the drivers of change and the evolution of PFM in banking
* How to improve customer interaction with financial wellness solutions
* Using predictive analytics and AI to deliver more personalized and engaging financial wellness applications
* Driving customer loyalty and engagement with the next wave of financial wellness solutions
* Katy Gibson, VP Product Management, Envestnet | Yodlee
* Keith Armstrong, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Abe.ai
* Colin Walsh, CEO and Co-founder, Varo Money
* Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat
Churn is one of the most sensitive -- and important -- metrics used to understand the overall(remove) financials and operations of your subscription business. Slight variations in churn rates can have a significant impact on revenue and profits.
However, many businesses find it difficult to measure the complexities of churn, analyze this data and develop the right strategies to minimize it.
Join subscription management expert, Danielle Childs and you’ll discover:
• Key churn metrics including industry-specific benchmarks for subscription commerce
• How to understand the business impact of different types of churn - and manage each one effectively
• Proven strategies that successful finance and operations leaders are using to reduce churn in their subscription businesses -- and keep more customers.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
9.00 am PST / 12.00 noon EST / 5.00 pm BST / 6.00 pm CET
Duration: 30 minutes
In a landscape that demands greater transparency and accountability, boards are facing higher expectations than ever before. Not only are they recognized for organizational success but they are also accountable for organizational shortcomings. Pressure is coming from investors, regulatory bodies, customers and even the media.
With these increased expectations comes an expanded role for the board in many organizations, moving beyond traditional governance concerns to become much more involved in strategy. As a result, more and more directors are seeking better board preparation and communication tools. In response, technology in the boardroom is evolving to adapt and meet these needs.
Join a group of experts for a webinar on how technology trends in the boardroom reflect the strategic role of the board.
Participants will learn:
• How board responsibilities have evolved
• Why expectations of the board have climbed
• How boards can respond to growing pressures
• How technology has evolved to help boards become more strategic
• Brian Bolash, corporate secretary and senior counsel, Erie Indemnity Company
• Dottie Schindlinger, vice president and governance technology evangelist, Diligent
• Keyna Skeffington, vice president and deputy general counsel, Medtronic
• Moderator: Ben Maiden, editor, Corporate Secretary
This is part of Corporate Secretary’s program of content-driven webinars. Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, the webinar will bring you up to speed on this critical issue in just 30 minutes.
Unable to listen live? No problem! Sign up anyway and we will send you the on-demand recording to listen to at a time that’s convenient for you.
In this webinar we take you through how our DB pension client (T H WHITE) moved from a £13.8m buy-out deficit to being able to secure their members’ pensions in full with a £25m buy-out. Ultimately, they only paid £4.8m of contributions and were able to wind-up the scheme with a surplus refunded.
We look at how the key ingredients of an effective investment strategy, good preparation and governance, and seizing opportunities with insurers could help you achieve your objectives ahead of schedule, and with much lower company contributions than originally expected.
Who should watch this webinar?
Trustees or sponsors with closed defined benefit pension schemes (under £100m) who have an ultimate goal to buy-out and wind-up.
AP automation strengthens supplier relationships, uses resources more effectively, and reduces business risk. Join us as Markus Hornburg, of Coupa Software, discusses how organizations, whether international or domestic, must have a solid understanding of compliance in the invoicing process to achieve straight-through processing.
At a time when more is being demanded of finance within every organization, technology is playing a bigger role than ever. And that’s exactly why Aon, the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human capital consulting, is making the switch to Workday Financial Management.
Watch this webinar replay to learn what makes enterprise software, Workday, perfectly positioned to support Aon’s global growth and financial planning while ensuring its client success. Mark Nittler, vice president of enterprise strategy at Workday, will also share his valuable perspectives on the benefits of Cloud ERP and managing financial applications in the cloud.
This must-see webinar highlights:
The top five issues facing finance and why the cloud can help.
The information your CFO needs around audit and compliance.
Why Aon chose to move to Workday Financial Management.
How Aon expects to benefit from rethinking its financial IT and FinTech.
• North Winward Financial expelled from FINRA for failing to respond to FINRA requests;
• Caldwell International Securities fined $1M for failure to develop an adequate supervisory system;
• Boenning & Scattergood fined $100K by FINRA for failing to supervise a representative’s private security transactions
And, that is just from late 2016!
Today, compliance officers at broker-dealer and investment advisory firms are challenged by supervisory review like never before. SEC/FINRA/IIROC regulatory scrutiny over supervisory practices has never been higher, while many firms continue to rely upon supervisory tools that were designed 10+ years ago, for email.
Watch this on-demand webinar for a:
• Review of a sampling of recent supervisory mishaps
• Discussion of best practices to address FINRA priorities outlined in the January 2017 Exam Letter
• Overview of how Actiance can help
Mitch Atkins is Founder and Principal of FirstMark Regulatory Solutions, Inc., a compliance consulting firm. Previously, he spent 20 years at FINRA where he was an examiner, district director, and senior vice president and regional director.
Robert Cruz is Senior Director of eDiscovery & Information Governance for Actiance. He has more than 20 years of experience in providing thought leadership on emerging topics including cloud computing, information governance, and Discovery cost and risk reduction.
A brave new world? The Pensions Regulator has released its first ever investment guidance for DB trustees.
In this webinar, LCP investment partners John Clements and Paul Gibney will take 30 minutes to draw out the key points from the guidance and describe the practical steps trustees can take to address the issues raised.
This is a great opportunity to make sure that your investment strategy is fit for the future.
Which platforms to support? BYOD, CL or Both? Unlocked or Locked? Cover all employees or just some? What about security? We deal with these questions on a daily basis, so why make the same mistakes as your peers? In this webcast we’ll share pitfalls to avoid and best practices to successfully deploy, manage and secure mobile to initiate transformation and promote growth within your organization.
At a time when new client revenue in the industry is at the lowest it’s been in nine years and competition is soaring, professional services leaders are turning to their strongest assets for help: Their people.
With a host of exciting new cloud-based technology applications, organizations are now able to utilize their Cloud ERP to better manage and develop talent—leading to increased productivity and higher levels of workforce efficiency, even during these challenging times.
Yet only 56 percent of today’s professional services companies have adopted HCM solutions. Why?
Watch the webinar replay “How Leading PSOs Harness Talent and Grow Margins” to gain a better understanding of audit, compliance, expense management, procurement, Financial IT and the current state of the industry and to learn how to improve retention, productivity, and profit.
Unit4 Business World On! is a cloud ERP solution that enables service-centric organisations to gain a significant advantage in the market place. Its leading-edge architecture facilitates faster innovation at a lower cost and with less disruption. Join this live webinar to learn more about Unit4 Business World On! and, together with guest partner PROACTIS, take a look at how to:
•drive down costs through spend control within both finance and
•focus on controlling and gaining visibility of your organisation’s spend
•leverage powerful process automation to drive internal efficiency and reduce costs
•improve overall financial performance of your organisation
This webinar is completely free and will last approximately 45 minutes, with ample opportunity to ask questions during the session or contact us for further information at the end.
Join Dario Forte, founder of DFLabs, as he shares the results of an extensive survey on thoughts and practices of CISOs worldwide with regard to security incident automation and orchestration. With an exponentially increasing level of cyber threat and ever more scrutiny, CISOs are under pressure to ensure SOCs operate efficiently and with consistency. Hosted by Amar Singh of Cyber Management Alliance, this webinar will cover:
- How automation and partial automation can speed up response times.
- How playbooks can ensure your response is consistent and proven.
- What challenges CISOs find when building an efficient SOC.
- How CISOs plan to introduce security incident response and orchestration into their SOCs.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 4.00 pm BST / 5.00 pm CET
Duration: 30 minutes
With 500 mn tweets being added to the daily flow of news, it can be a challenge to isolate the media content that will impact investors’ views of your company.
Join our panelists as they discuss innovations being made to isolate the most important content, including:
• Trends in news automation
• The latest in news and social media analytics
• When news and Twitter sentiment turns negative – and won’t go away
• Ellen Braitman, news specialist and former Bloomberg TV anchor, Bloomberg
• Moderator: Tim Human, editor, IR Magazine
• Further speakers to be announced
Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, this webinar will get you up to speed on these critical issues in just 30 minutes. Sign up to BrightTALK to view this essential briefing and be informed of future webinars produced by IR Magazine.
Microsoft’s Skype for Business (S4B) continues to experience rapid adoption as organizations seek more agile means to communicate and collaborate. Organizations of all sizes are using Skype for Business to realize productivity improvement, greater responsiveness to customer needs, and more effective internal collaboration. However, for those faced with complex regulatory demands, they must also ensure that communications are managed to comply with external regulations and internal policies, such as the disabling of specific features or enforcement of ethical boundaries between departments and groups.
With that in mind, what issues should organizations look out for when utilizing or considering deploying S4B?
Join Robert Cruz from Actiance with Special Guest Aamer Kaleem, CTO, Skype for Business at Microsoft Corporation as they explore this and other topics including:
• The market drivers impacting adoption of Skype for Business;
• Key current and upcoming capabilities of S4B;
• How Actiance can help in harnessing S4B, while also meeting regulatory and eDiscovery demands
As modern finance professionals, we are facing the most challenging FinTech conditions for decades as we strive to be better business partners.
In this 30 minute webinar replay will explore the 2016 FSN "The Future of Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting"" global research findings, and reveal:
The critical challenges facing everyone from the CFO to FP&A managers across the globe.
A better understanding of the changing financial landscape around audit and compliance, cloud ERP and procurement.
Why we need to transition to a culture of continuous financial planning.
How the finance function can transform into a more strategic business partner.
Watch now and learn how you can lead your organization into the future.
* An overview of developments in the Chinese economy and capital markets
* The RMB Investors Forum outlined — a unique perspective on international investors’ role in Chinese capital markets
* Attitudes to investing in China after a challenging year; what the survey shows
* The evolution of market access models: new channels and uptake
* The role of HKEX in opening market access and the ‘connect’ model
* Accessing mainland capital markets —equities, bonds, loans
Participation of international investors — current status, future trends
* What are the missing pieces —the role of regulation, what reforms are needed?
* Prospects for China —Moody’s rating downgrade, how big is the debt issue? Economic outlook, stock and bond market opportunities
By signing up to this webinar you agree to be contacted (by email) by the hosts Euromoney & Global Capital, as well as the sponsor Standard Chartered.
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), has far-reaching implications that extend far beyond the EU. Businesses that fail to meet the new mandates aimed at protecting personal data face can be fined up 4% of global revenues — a cost that makes this regulation impossible to ignore.
However, GDPR also creates a new opportunity for those that are prioritizing and embracing data privacy as a core element of their service delivery.
Watch the on-demand webinar now, where you will learn:
•How GDPR impacts information governance practices
•How firms can address EU citizen’s rights to access and rights to be forgotten
•How you can use GDPR to differentiate potential service providers
•Specific provisions of GDPR that impact information governance practices
Robert Cruz is Senior Director of Information Governance for Actiance. He has more than 20 years of experience in providing thought leadership on emerging topics including cloud computing, information governance, and Discovery cost and risk reduction.
Revenue recognition is already one of the most difficult financial and accounting processes to get right, and it’s one of the leading causes of restatement.
With the introduction of ASC 606/IFRS 15, revenue recognition standards are experiencing significant change. Have you planned for your organization’s transition?
Watch the webinar replay with Brian Sommer, CEO, TechVentive; Tammy Cunha, senior director, Compliance and Reporting, Revenue, JDA Software; and Richa Dubey, director, Revenue Product Strategy, Workday, to better understand the requirements and helpful ways practitioners like you are transitioning to the new standards.
During this session, you will hear:
An overview of the changes
Best practices for transitioning and how to apply them to your own organization
Real-world examples of Workday Financial Management that allow you to maximize your Financial IT to manage, account for,expense, forecast, and recognize revenue according to today’s guidelines and the financial planning of tomorrow