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Meltdown and Spectre have set the scene for 2018 and make attending our webinar even more of an imperative. This year is going to see it all and we have top panellists and audience members joining. The US Secret Service’s Mark Grantz, Middle East’s top Cybersecurity executive, Tushar Vartak, Europes most recognised Cybersecurity and AI visionary Ramses Gallego, Cybersecurity SME Wieland Alge, a NATO cleared hacker and of course, your very own Amar Singh, CISO and co-founder of Wisdom of Crowds and Cyber Management Alliance Ltd.
Join the debate, Share your opinions and hear a wide range of experts share their experience and insights.
Cyber Management Alliance brings you our interactive and educational webinar, inaugurating the new year with an exclusive webinar on what to expect, how and what the criminals are going to do (or not do) and what you can do to protect yourself.
Yes, we know GDPR is around the corner, but we believe there is much more ahead than just privacy concerns.
2017 was a year to remember. U.S. equity markets reached new all-time highs, the Eurozone gathered steam amid a broad-based recovery and emerging markets rallied on improving fundamentals and economic reforms – and volatility hovered at historic lows.
Join our webinar where CIO Matthew Benkendorf will share his thoughts on what’s in store for 2018. Andrew Raisman, Head of Quality Growth Sales EMEA, will moderate a live Q&A with Matt.
In today’s complex workplace, employers are struggling to attract, retain, and engage talent with the skillsets required to meet their strategic objectives. At the same time, employees are looking for alternative work arrangements, flexible hours, more control over their time, and a consumer-like work experience. What do these new expectations mean for HR?
Accenture’s Margaret-Ann Cole will provide insight from her HR Transformation Practice, including employee expectations and HR’s role in meeting them. And we’ll discuss what a consumer experience at work means, HR’s impact on it, and helpful tools and technologies for applying it.
•Employee expectations and HR’s role in meeting them
•What a consumer experience at work means
•HR’s impact on consumer experience at work
•Helpful tools and technologies
•Margaret- Ann Cole, Managing Director, Talent & Organization Practice, Accenture
•Stacey Kervin, Market Development Manager, Kronos
Many organizations are evaluating cloud-based archiving solutions by performing comparative cost analyses against legacy on-premises systems. However, constructing a true comparative analysis can be difficult because the software, hardware, storage, and infrastructure costs of on-premises systems are often distributed across multiple IT cost centers or are simply difficult to estimate.
Join Actiance and Michael Osterman of Osterman Research as we discuss the results of an Osterman survey on the actual costs of maintaining and operating a Veritas Enterprise Vault environment versus a cloud-based archiving solution.
During this webinar, you will learn about:
– Real world cost experiences in managing on-premise archives
– How the survey results have led to the development of a TCO model to help you determine your own cost comparison
– How the Actiance Platform offers a significantly lower cost of ownership while providing an architecture to support your archiving needs
Prior to 2010, email messaging and archiving technologies were primarily deployed behind the firewall, with accompanying investments in storage, hardware, infrastructure, and IT resources. Since then, employee communications volume and variety have continued to explode –along with the cost and management hassle. Unfortunately, this time period has also witnessed an explosion of users utilizing their own devices, unsanctioned communications channels, and personal storage locations to get their jobs done.
Now, as messaging systems move to Office 365 many are asking: Is the move to Office 365 also the right time to gain control over other employee communications channels, and if yes, what’s the best way to do it successfully?
To answer this and other questions, join Actiance and VerQu as we explore:
•Best practices in moving employee communications to Office 365
•Steps to consider before beginning the migration process
•How to assess regulatory compliance and eDiscovery implications when migrating to Office 365
We will conclude with a discussion of how Actiance can help organizations harness Office365, while gaining control over the latest communication channels to ensure that companies meet regulatory compliance and eDiscovery demands.
Is your day spent plowing through endless piles of messages, while policy violations may lie hidden in your data? How can you make daily review easier while – at the same time – ensure you are addressing topics that are of greatest interest to regulators?
Today, compliance officers of financial services firms are challenged by information like never before. Data volume is doubling every 18 months and new forms of electronic communication emerge regularly, making supervisory review workloads untenable. At the same time, SEC/FINRA/IIROC regulatory scrutiny over supervisory compliance practices has never been higher, with stiff regulatory fines appearing in the news almost daily. Clearly, conducting review of today’s communications with tools designed 10+ years ago for email is not sustainable.
Join us and our special guest, Mitch Atkins, founder and Principal at FirstMark Regulatory Solutions, for a discussion of the issues impacting supervisory review, and how firms can re-focus efforts on the identification and mitigation of complex compliance risk. In this webcast you’ll learn:
•Common compliance risks faced by broker-dealers and their impact on FINRA priorities in 2016;
•How the growth of non-email is impacting compliance review;
•Emerging best practices in managing review volumes and conducting compliance surveillance
Since the late 1990’s, corporate email archives have become a necessity for many organizations, especially for those in regulated industries or those faced with ongoing eDiscovery requirements.
Email archives were seen as the only workable solution to capture, secure, manage and make searchable, those emails and attachments that government agencies requested or the courts demanded through eDiscovery requests.
Prior to 2010, stand-alone, on-premise email archives were the go-to solution to ensure regulatory compliance and reduce eDiscovery risk. Cloud-based email archiving solutions were later introduced and have experienced phenomenal growth over the last several years. The adoption of cloud-based email archives has raised the question: Should you migrate your existing on-premise email archive data to the cloud, and if yes, what’s the best way to do it successfully?
To answer this and other questions, Join Robert Desteno, CEO from Archive360 and Bill Tolson from Actiance as they explore this and other topics including:
•The advantages of migrating to a cloud archive
•Steps to consider before beginning the migration process
•Best practices to ensure a successful migration
Please join CallidusCloud on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM (EST), for a 60-minute webinar co-hosted by EITF Member Tony Sondhi. Tony Sondhi is an author, instructor, and one of the preeminent experts in the fields of revenue recognition and financial reporting risks. He and David Williams, Sr. Revenue Manager for CallidusCloud, will discuss backlog disclosure requirements and critical issues you need to consider to successfully implement the new revenue standard ASC 606.
ASC 606 requires substantive new disclosures about performance obligations. Companies must disclose qualitative and quantitative information about the amount of the transaction price allocated to the remaining performance obligations, including when those remaining amounts will be recognized as revenue.
To help you understand these requirements this webinar will illustrate the requirements using public company disclosures and provide insights into data, documentation, and system needs including:
* Backlog disclosure requirements – ASC 606
* Implementation challenges, system needs and key implications of the issues raised in ASC 606.
* What early adopters and other companies have told us through their SAB 74 disclosures 2016 10K, 1Q, 2Q and 3Q, 2017 SEC filings
Attendees of this webinar will be eligible for 1 NASBA approved CPE credit at no cost. (Pending minimum requirements met by attendee.)
The Millennial Generation is one of the five generations in today's workforce and now, also the largest! Learn what motivates this powerful generation as they move into leadership roles and mold the future direction of organizations they work within.
This informative webinar will provide an in-depth look at the Millennial workforce and cover the following aspects of this new generation:
•A look at the five generations interacting in today's workforce
•An overview of Millennial Generation characteristics
•Management tips for all generations to consider
•Current examples of leading and mentoring Millennials
Whether you lead Millennials today, have them as teammates or colleagues, or you report to one, this session provides insight into what motivates this powerful generation and the ways they will change our workforce over the coming years.
The U.S. equity market is in its ninth year of a bull run and some investors are concerned that a correction is looming. While market conditions are generally favorable, there are some fundamental pressures that could impact volatility over the short term, such as rising rates in the U.S. We believe the best way to navigate a potentially tricky market is to take a bottom-up approach and invest in “quality” companies with consistent and resilient earnings growth.
In this interactive webinar, Matthew Benkendorf, Chief Investment Officer and Lead Portfolio Manager, discusses why an active, high quality approach to US equities can lead to competitive returns with lower risk than the index over a full market cycle.
Does your organization use cost of living data to set their salary ranges? Join us to hear how other organizations we work with are reviewing their compensation plans to ensure they are fairly and accurately paying employees based on geographical information.
Ad fraud isn’t becoming more prevalent -- the fraudsters are just getting slicker. From bot nets to device ID spoofing, the tricks are getting more sophisticated, and raking in more and more cash for the swindlers.
Staying ahead of the fraudster’s learning curve is the key — and collaboration is the crucial element. While vendors and advertisers are directly impacted by fraud, tracking partners provide the technology to help fight fraud – all three players have to work together to circle the wagons.
Making a game plan can be complex, when there are no clear benchmarks for defining or measuring fraud, as each player defines it differently and different benchmarks are needed for each app type, geo, traffic source, and so on.
Join this VB Live event to learn how to tackle that complexity, how to define benchmarks, detect and manage fraud, and work with your partners to circle the wagons against the fraudsters.
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* Who the stakeholders are, plus why and how is each is affected
* The MMPs’ role in this ecosystem
* What fraud is and what benchmarks should be used for defining it
* How to collaborate to detect and manage fraud on an ongoing basis
* What tools are out there to fight fraud
* Emily Storino, Network Strategy Lead, Electronic Arts (EA)
* Grant Simmons, Head of Client Analytics, Kochava
* Tal Nissenson VP Client Success US, Taptica
* Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
* Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 4.00 pm GMT / 5.00 pm CET
Duration: 30 minutes
Building a trusted rapport with their CEO and CFO is crucial for IROs, who act as advisers on company messaging and capital markets, and whose credibility with investors and analysts is based on being in the loop.
Depending on their company’s culture and their C-suite’s level of buy-in for IR, some IROs may need to make a case for senior management to dedicate time to roadshows, investor conferences or interaction during site visits. They should also strive to make productive use of a CEO’s or CFO’s time spent on IR.
From a careers perspective, IR is increasingly considered a must-have experience for finance professionals wanting to step up to the CFO role.
A group of experts will discuss fundamental issues on the IR/C-suite relationship, including:
•Tips for IROs on building a stronger relationship founded on trust
•Best practices for an effective collaboration between IR and the CEO/CFO
•How to get senior management on board for investor-facing activities
•How the C-suite assesses the effectiveness of an IR program
•What skills CEOs/CFOs are looking for when hiring an IRO
• Matthew Bloxham, senior analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence
• Candice de Monts-Petit, deputy editor, IR Magazine
• Gerbrand Nijman, group CFO, Global Telecom Holding
• Tabitha Zane, Vice president, investor relations, TopBuild
When researching compensation and pay, one must consider the cost of living for the particular geography, as living costs are extremely variant; while salaries tend to vary less and generally fall within a fairly narrow range for any given profession. Join us to hear some stories on how our clients are using our data.
Steve Bongardt, retired FBI agent, took time out recently to talk to Amar Singh from Cyber Management Alliance as part of their exclusive Insights With Cyber Leaders series. Steve opened up about his early career in the Navy and multiple applications to become an FBI agent, the impact of cyber security on his time as an agent, and one of his favourite interview tactics that he likes to use on potential employees.
“The traditional mindset of ‘lift & shift’ is sub-optimal. Perimeter security controls don’t need to go away, but organizations need to utilize Cloud-Native controls for micro-segmentation and stronger security of cloud resources” Source: 451 Research
In this webinar, Fernando Montenegro, Information Security Analyst of 451 Research and Richard Eisenberg, VP Client Development of Cloudvisory will outline how companies can successfully transition to optimal Micro-segmentation and Security Orchestration in cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud environments. Done correctly, this will speed up dev-ops, greatly improve security and lower operational costs.
1. Understand network security concepts in cloud environments, including difference between perimeter and workload controls.
2. Learn the benefits of integration between workload security controls and DevOps processes.
3. See Cloudvisory's approach to workload security with a demo covering key use cases such as discovery, orchestration, micro-segmentation, and auto-remediation.
Cloudvisory continuously discovers and visualizes multi-cloud infrastructures across providers like AWS, Azure, OpenStack...in real-time. It orchestrates and provisions immutable security policies with 24x7 audit and compliance.
With the greatest shake-up of data protection regulation in a generation looming, CISOs, DPOs and IT Administrators are busy planning for the changes needed for their organisations to be compliant. But with 60% of IT executives suggesting staff as their biggest threat to adherence (Bluesource, 2017) and 90% of staff admitting to violating policies designed to prevent security incidents (BSI, 2017), have they really addressed the issue of friendly fire?
In this live, informative and interactive webinar led by Amar Singh, Global CISO & CEO of Cyber Management Alliance. A panel of data security and policy experts will discuss, why staff remain such an active threat to GDPR compliance, why policies are being ignored and how to ensure that your staff are on-board with the GDPR before May 2018.
Amar Singh, Global CISO & CEO, Cyber Management Alliance
Chris Payne, Data Privacy Expert & Managing Director, Advanced Cyber Solutions
Dominic Saunders, CTO and Co-Founder, NETconsent
Joe Lee – UK and Ireland Commercial Manager, NETconsent
By 2020, five billion people will be online, with 25 billion devices and machines using the Internet. Many devices will share data and services, and the way we engage with them will fundamentally change. In a connected world, consumer expectations of executing transactions on a phone, tablet, VR device – or even a refrigerator – will be higher than ever.
As time goes on, devices will become smarter and make more and more decisions for us. We’ll be able to create rules as users to tell our devices what we’re comfortable with them paying for automatically. The use cases for rule-based payment are endless!
As such, the onus of creating frictionless download and shopping experiences while overcoming barriers between devices lies with each business. When it comes to recurring and subscription payments, the technology underpinning these user experiences across devices is critical. Seamless, simple, and secure are the watchwords of an IoT world.
Don’t wait until 2020 to address consumer pain points and overcome technological barriers to IoT adoption. Tune in to the latest VB Live event and hone in on the fastest, best ways to prepare for the IoT world. After all, it’s already here. Attend this webinar and find out:
•How companies are already dealing with device connectivity
•How the challenges posed by IoT are being solved for today
•Global consumer attitudes around payments made by devices
•How payments will become ‘invisible’ or ‘translucent’ for users
•Payment technology that will enable devices to make decisions
* Kevin Gordon, Lead Innovation Architect, Worldpay
* Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
* Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
How can your enterprise better manage multiple cloud and non-cloud IT environments to accelerate your digital business? Are you among the 50% of enterprises challenged by the complexity of managing applications and data across hybrid environments?
Find out what workloads are still on physical IT, where they’re moving to, and why enterprises use migration services to help.
Join Kelly Morgan, Research Vice President, Services from 451 Research and Nathan Vandenberg, General Manager, Data Centre from Dimension Data on Thursday 12 October 2017, 11:00am – 11:45am, to understand the most common challenges faced when managing multiple IT environments in Australia and how to overcome them.
We will guide you through the hybrid IT maze and provide you with actionable steps to simplify the complexity of managing multiple enterprise cloud and non-cloud IT environments.
Join us as we explore the findings from the Hybrid IT report, a 451 Research report commissioned by Dimension Data.
Digital transformation is real, and it’s happening – our data in the retail industry lends more insight to the state of the transition. It is an inescapable truth that every business is becoming a digital business empowered by new software initiatives such as AI, Robotics and IoT. The adoption of these disruptive trends will force a divide between business leaders and laggards. With the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday, how prepared are you to meet rising customer expectations. As the pace of innovation accelerates, retailers need to act now. Our Global retail research illustrates a significant gap between digital leaders and laggards and even a modest investment can improve operational efficiencies and agility.
The retail industry is bursting with digital innovation driving change. This session will review:
•How differentiation demands digital maturity
•Transformational technologies essential to create immersive, connected retail experiences across digital and physical worlds
•The role of cloud services and its impact on customer experience, agility, efficiency and risk
Following on from our popular webinar, "Petya, notPetya or Goldeneye - The Lies, the Truth and What's Coming Next", we bring to you our next special episode with US Secret Service Special Agent Mark Grantz.
If you think criminals are bored of Ransomware, think again! The ransomware market is anything but boring. Criminals are continuing to flock to ransomware as the barriers to entry, RaaS or ransomware-as-a-service, make it easy for anyone to try their luck at digital extortion. The authors behind Cerber — currently the most prominent ransomware family — release updated variants every 8.4 days on average!
Join Amar Singh, global CISO and CEO of Cyber Management Alliance and US Secret Service Special Agent Mark Grantz as they
•Dig deep into the inner workings of advanced cyber criminal gangs
•Share how law enforcement agents, like Mark Grantz, keep pace and take down these criminal outfits and police cyberspace.
•Share best practice tips and strategies on securing your organisation.
Joining Mark and Amar are Ronny Wolf from GFI, Brian Laing from Lastline and cyber and data privacy expert Chris Payne from Advanced Cyber Solutions.
During this webcast, you’ll hear from Finance professionals about how achieving visibility and control over spend is invaluable for their day-to-day and period-to-period activities.This webcast will explore:
Examining the organization’s process efficiency including Accounts Payable
Building and implementing financial controls to achieve business agility
Improving the process for preparing audit-ready financials
Driving compliance through spend management
Leveraging technology to help reduce risks and ensure compliance
AI apps are shaping up to be an essential part of financial institution and fintech offerings. Yet these innovative solutions are only as useful as the data they can access. In our webinar, we’ll show you how to apply predictive analytics and AI to a massive scale of data to derive valuable insights and power more personalized user experiences.
From financial wellness apps that help your customers save money, to chatbots that assist users with making payments, the better you understand your users, the more relevant your solutions will be. Learn how AI technology and tools can help detect patterns in financial and transactional data, predict future events and even enable you to suggest a course of action for your users, resulting in a deeper and more meaningful connection.
In this VB Live webinar, you’ll find out how to:
• Drive customer engagement and loyalty with the next wave of financial wellness solutions
• Use predictive analytics and AI to deliver more personalized and engaging apps and chatbots
• Provide users with intelligent financial guidance based on past behavior
• Extract valuable insight from a wealth of data to measure users’ financial health
• Partner with vendors to develop the machine-learning based systems that constantly analyze data and derive insights to drive more meaningful conversations with your end users
* Katy Gibson, VP of Application Products, Envestnet | Yodlee
* Dion F. Lisle, VP Head of FinTech, Capgemini America Inc.
* John Vars, Chief Product Officer, Varo Money
* Keith Armstrong, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Abe.ai
* Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat
Many firms have a love-hate relationship with their business vehicle program, but it doesn't need to be that way.
Join us for a information packed 45 minute webinar as we discuss your different options in programs.
Join us to learn about the impact of recent federal income tax changes and how this has affected Cost-of-Living and Lump Sum Allowance reports. We will share some examples of how income tax costs have changed and discuss potential changes you may wish to consider when using our Lump Sum Allowance reports.
A new digital reality is changing the world when it comes to fixed-income investing by suppressing pricing power, wage inflation and spending growth – these changes will require lower rates for longer.
This raises the question: Can income still be found in the world of fixed income?
To find out, join this webinar where portfolio managers Mondher Bettaieb and Wouter Van Overfelt will answer your questions and reveal:
-How to find recurring forms of income with an active approach to corporate bonds in both developed and emerging markets
-Why credit selection can help you find attractive income
-What pockets in the credit market can still provide spreads that more than compensate for the credit risk taken
It’s no longer business as usual in the multibillion-dollar tech M&A market. New buyers are displacing many of the long-time leaders, while other companies from far outside the tech industry are suddenly looking for ways to buy into new trends. To help you navigate this changing M&A landscape, join Brenon Daly, 451 Research’s Director of Financials, for a look ahead to activity in 2018. Drawing on data and insight from across 451 Research, our annual Tech M&A Outlook webinar will highlight specific trends in key enterprise IT markets – including information security, software, mobility and IoT -- that will shape dealflow and valuations in the coming year.
We’re entering the era of cloud consumption. The market is transitioning from one that has been defined mostly by building clouds to one in which cloud service acquisition is the primary driver of IT spending. For enterprises seeking to take advantage of cloud, the key question is ‘how fast can I go?’ As both the foundation for digital transformation and as the platform to support innovation, cloud will bring profound change in 2018.
Join 451 Research’s leading cloud analysts, William Fellows, Melanie Posey, Katy Ring and Owen Rogers on February 9 for a live webinar as they review and discuss the trends expected to shape the cloud landscape in 2018, and the level of impact those changes will have. Please come armed with questions, as there will be a live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
Covered California – the state of California’s official healthcare marketplace – helps ensure individuals, families and small businesses can find low-cost health insurance. But paper-based processes previously made it harder for the organization to quickly and efficiently provide coverage to citizens who needed it. So Covered California implemented a digital agent enrollment process to streamline internal administration and offer customers a higher level of service.
Watch this webinar to hear the story of Covered California’s digital transformation, and how accelerating digital agreements and signatures can help your agency provide better citizen-facing services. Topics covered:
- Redesigning core government processes
- Achieving more by integrating digital systems
- Measuring impact and time savings
- Automating workflows to reduce errors and incorrect information
- Improving compliance and security with digital audit trails
Since the outbreak of Petya there have been many webinars dissecting the malware, its purpose, and its attribution. We view the Petya outbreak differently. In this webinar we show you how we leveraged threat hunting techniques developed to identify and pattern malicious behaviour evident in malware like Petya.
Join us to
* -See a Live Demo of actual tools used to dissect the malware.
* -Ask and interact with the specialists in threat analysis.
Following on from our successful webinar titled A Day in the Life of a Threat Analyst, we bring you another informational and educational webinar on how an experienced threat analyst would investigate Petya.