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  • An Investor's Guide to Climate Change
    An Investor's Guide to Climate Change Sam Gill Recorded: Oct 18 2018 43 mins
    An introductory guide to climate change and investment, this guide outlines the key trends that every investor should know. We describe relevant climate change drivers and metrics, how to understand a portfolio's climate exposure and the fundamental steps investors must take when formulating an investment response to climate change.

    Join us on the 18th October at 2pm to explore this guide with our CEO, Sam Gill, who will take you through our key findings and answer your questions relating to climate change and investment.
  • Global Payout Solution – The Secret Sauce for Your Digital Payment Strategy
    Global Payout Solution – The Secret Sauce for Your Digital Payment Strategy Hadi Hafez, Key Account Manager, Travel and Mobility & Asmir Lukavackic, Sales Manager, Travel and Mobility, Wirecard Recorded: Oct 18 2018 40 mins
    Today’s travel and mobility businesses have to deal with employee and customer needs in an instant and flexible manner. Having the right payout strategy in place is essential to accomplish this.
    Whilst various payout solutions are available on the market, only a few can deliver globally and in a fast, efficient and highly secure way. In this webinar, you will be presented with a number of different use cases from the travel and mobility industry that demonstrate how digital products can effectively replace outdated procedures.

    More specifically, you will learn how to:
    -better serve your customers in emergency cases,
    -better support your employees in critical and crisis situations,
    -carry-out occasional ad-hoc fund transfers globally and instantly,
    -immediately provide cash assistance,
    -improve the user experience for your customers.

    Furthermore, you will find out how the right payout card program can support operational efficiencies, security benefits and cost savings.

    By the end of the webinar you’ll walk away with the following:
    -possible use cases and scenarios that answer to your company needs
    -a clear understanding of the benefits of instant funding
    -proposals on risk, security and cardholder identification
    -techniques on how to minimize cash risks

    Wirecard’s Hadi Hafez and Asmir Lukavackic will be on hand to share industry insights, walk you through instant payout methods and answer any questions.

    Are you ready to quit outdated and expensive payment processes? Then join our webinar!
  • Hot or Hype? Trends in Technology M&A
    Hot or Hype? Trends in Technology M&A Jim Ackerman-VP, Corporate Development, Flex Ltd; Shruti Gandhi-Co-Founder, Array Ventures; Ivan Schlager - Partner, Skadden Recorded: Oct 11 2018 61 mins
    Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, machine learning, cyber security – no industry takes up more space in our collective psyches than technology. It is part of the air we breathe and the cornerstone for business transformation and growth. It is also a never-ending exercise in new learnings and unintended consequences.

    How do some of today’s top dealmakers decode the maelstrom of promise, transformation and false starts that is technology M&A?

    In this presentation, we’ll explore:

    - What are some of the most promising areas within technology M&A and why?
    - What are some under-the-radar areas?
    - What’s the best approach to deal sourcing in a seller’s market?
    - How do dealmakers approach the art of technology valuation?
    - What are the potential implications of the new CFIUS reform bill on cross-border transactions and foreign investment?
  • Find Fraud’s Fingerprints in Machine Data
    Find Fraud’s Fingerprints in Machine Data Gleb Esman, Senior Product Manager, Fraud Analytics and Research Matthew Joseff, Senior Security Specialist Recorded: Oct 10 2018 55 mins
    With the digitalization of our lives, organizations are creating new online services at a faster pace than ever before. Every organization is constantly developing and adding new services, leaving themselves vulnerable to fraudulent activities. The pressure is placed on fraud teams to stay informed and ahead of attackers, who are always creative to exploit new vulnerabilities.

    Join this webinar to learn:

    ● How to recognize examples of fraudulent activities in your environment
    ● How to more quickly find anomalies of transactions or behaviors of accounts that are fraudulent, acting fraudulently or being taken over
    ● Recommendations and best practices on how to get started detecting fraudulent patterns and activities
    ● How using machine data and Splunk’s analytics-driven security platform can help you onboard new data at the speed of the business to ensure that your fraud teams can detect and investigate quickly
  • Accelerate Open Banking with APIs, Strong Authentication and Risk-Based Security
    Accelerate Open Banking with APIs, Strong Authentication and Risk-Based Security From CA Technologies: Sanjay Tailor, Mehdi Medjaoui, Robert Lindberg, David Chui Recorded: Oct 9 2018 61 mins
    Whether driven by PSD2 compliance, market demand for mobile apps, or fintech competition, open banking is becoming a top priority for financial businesses. Through exclusive research and customer successes, we determined that building a modern application architecture with APIs, microservices and strong authentication is a key success factor in this space. In fact, our latest report shows that fully digital banks enjoy an estimated 25% cost-to-income ratio, versus 60% for traditional institutions.

    For this webcast, we assembled a panel that includes Mehdi Medjaoui, author of Banking APIs: State of the Market, along with experts in API and security capabilities, to introduce the elements of modern application architecture that all digital banking business leaders should know about – API management, microservices, strong authentication and risk-based security. You’ll learn about:

    * The current state of open banking, and what your peers are doing

    * How to invest in modern application architecture to improve your open banking projects

    * How to align better with IT to accelerate your time-to-market

    All registrants will also benefit from a complimentary copy of our Banking APIs: State of the Market report.
  • Découvrez  le fonds : Vontobel Fund - TwentyFour Strategic Income Fund
    Découvrez le fonds : Vontobel Fund - TwentyFour Strategic Income Fund Pierre Beniguel, Gérant de portefeuille de TwentyFour Asset Management Recorded: Oct 9 2018 19 mins
    Participez au webinar avec Pierre Beniguel, Gérant de portefeuille de TwentyFour Asset Management, pour une présentation du fonds Vontobel Fund - TwentyFour Strategic Income Fund.

    Lors de ce webinar, Pierre abordera également les sujets suivants :
    - Quels sont les défis auxquels le marché obligataire est aujourd'hui confronté ? A quel point sommes-nous désormais proches de la fin du cycle du crédit ?
    - Quels risques éviter ? et surtout, quels sont ceux auxquels s´exposer pour ce dernier trimestre 2018 ?
    - Pierre passera également en revue les secteurs obligataires qui offrent encore des opportunités intéressantes.

    Enfin, Pierre détaillera le positionnement actuel du fonds et se pretera à une séance de questions/réponses, animée par Daniel Party, Vontobel Asset Management.
  • Digital Refunds: 5 Ways to Achieve an Effective Refunds Program
    Digital Refunds: 5 Ways to Achieve an Effective Refunds Program Kevin Brown, VP Strategic Partnerships & Marketing and Sean Healey, Issuing Product Manager Recorded: Oct 4 2018 46 mins
    Refunds happen. But did you know they're one of the most important touchpoints of your business? With customers returning $642.6 billion in goods each year, refunds represent a huge opportunity to build customer affinity as well as retain and win back customers.

    In this webinar you’ll learn how digital refunds can:
    •Build brand continuity and affinity
    •Drive down costs
    •Manage payouts
    •Minimize risk
    •Create convenience for customers and staff

    Plus, you’ll learn about the costs savings, operational efficiencies, and security benefits of going digital.

    By the end of the webinar you’ll walk away ready to build a digital refunds strategy with these and more insights and practical tools:
    •How and why to convert check programs
    •The intersection of efficiency and top-notch customer service
    •The benefits of offloading escheatment costs and liability
    •Leveraging refunds for win-back

    Wirecard’s Kevin Brown and Sean Healey will be on hand to share industry insights, walk you through digital refunds, and answer questions.

    Ready to make the most of your refunds? Join us.
  • Location data: The secret to really knowing your customer
    Location data: The secret to really knowing your customer David Bairstow, SVP Product Management, Skyhook Recorded: Oct 3 2018 60 mins
    Where are your target customers going, and how are they spending their time and, more importantly, their dollars? Location data and intelligence – not just on how consumers are interacting with your brand but also with your competitors – is key to crafting a killer consumer experience and reaching them when and where their hearts and minds (and wallets) are ready to be captured.

    From foot traffic patterns and location visits to frequency analysis, custom venue visit analysis offers powerful, actionable insights to companies looking for a competitive edge in a crowded field. Learn how to capture new customer interest, keep older customers coming back, and boost your market share when you join this VB Live event!

    Register for free now!

    During this webinar you’ll learn how to:
    * Boost engagement with location-based consumer insights and competitive intelligence
    * Gain insight into the behavioral patterns of customers and prospects
    * Apply the best use of location data for your business

    Speakers:
    * David Bairstow, SVP Product Management, Skyhook
    * Sheryl Jacobson, Principal Consulting Strategy and Analytics, Deloitte Consulting LLP
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst at Large, VentureBeat (Moderator)

    Sponsored by Skyhook
  • How fintech is using voice and chat to revolutionize customer experience
    How fintech is using voice and chat to revolutionize customer experience Frank Coates, Executive Managing Director, Envestnet | Yodlee Analytics Recorded: Sep 27 2018 64 mins
    Digital assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home are changing consumers’ expectations on how they interact with all kinds of companies. So it’s no surprise that financial institutions and other financial service providers are racing to keep up and optimize their customers’ current user experience with flexible and contextualized voice and chat capabilities.

    But while investment in these types of conversational technologies continues to grow, there is still confusion about how much these technologies can really drive digital engagement and streamline customer communications.

    Don’t miss this chance to understand how voice and chat conversational technologies are creating a more engaging and meaningful experience for your customers.

    Webinar attendees will learn:
    * How are conversational technologies changing the financial services landscape?
    * Things to consider when looking to deploy a voice-enabled solution.
    * How can Voice and Chat support a broad range of financial wellness solutions?
    * Capitalizing on conversational interfaces to capture and improve customer loyalty.

    And much more…

    Speakers:
    * Frank Coates, Executive Managing Director, Envestnet | Yodlee Analytics
    * Ken Dodelin, VP Conversational AI Products, Capital One
    * Sandi Boga, Director, Product Innovation, ATB Financial
    * Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Yodlee
  • IR Magazine Webinar - Keep control of the company narrative in social media age
    IR Magazine Webinar - Keep control of the company narrative in social media age IR Magazine and sponsored by Bloomberg Recorded: Sep 25 2018 51 mins
    This webinar will explore how it is vitally important to keep a consistent and unified narrative across and throughout the organization when a crisis hits on social media.

    Explore the examples of crisis situations:
    The recent abusive Elon Musk twitter postings and the Papa John’s racist storm:
    What went wrong for these to happen?
    How could these have been dealt with more effectively from an IRO perspective?
    Is there a limit to how the IRO can control the company narrative once these comments have been made?

    Team working and strategy:
    Why IROs should monitor social media posts about their companies.
    How can this be done effectively?
    How can the IRO put social media at the heart of the overall IRO strategy?

    A practical guide to different approaches to social media posting:
    The instant reply: ensuring a comment is addressed immediately, in real time.
    The promotion of the company via positive PR and good news
    The CEO commenting on the business: a good use of senior management being involved and visible
    The IRO addressing a specific audience: keeping on message and ensuring a select audience knows the established company message
    Explore in turn, the benefits of each approach

    The IRO dilemma: social media scope and limits
    What is suitable for the IRO to convey on social media? Even in a crisis.

    IR Magazine has partnered with Bloomberg to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Bloomberg will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Bloomberg. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: https://www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Bloomberg’s privacy policy: www.bloomberg.com/notices/privacy/.
  • Could millennials be the key to ending the productivity crisis?
    Could millennials be the key to ending the productivity crisis? Mark Elwood, Marketing Director, TeleWare Recorded: Sep 25 2018 50 mins
    By 2025, it is estimated that 75% of the workforce will be millennials. With rapidly changing expectations on how, when and where employees want to work, technology is going to play an increasingly important role in attracting and retaining talent.

    Join our discussion to find out how the millennial demand for mobility in the workplace could help solve the productivity crisis. Our panel of experts will share their views on:

    • Understanding the needs of the millennial worker
    • The key steps to providing the right technology within your digital transformation programme
    • Why mobility and flexible working is the key to hiring and retaining a millennial workforce
    • Demonstrating the proven link between mobility and productivity

    This webinar will be hosted by Mark Elwood, Marketing Director, TeleWare. Panellists will include Andrew Fawcett, product manager, TeleWare and guest experts, Dr Lucy Green from Larato and Vicky Ryder from Microsoft
  • Predicting Failures Before They Happen With Machine Learning
    Predicting Failures Before They Happen With Machine Learning Nate Smalley, Principal Sales Engineer and Andrew Stein, Staff Business Analytics & IoT Practitioner Recorded: Sep 25 2018 39 mins
    Imagine a world without outages. Glorious, isn’t it? We’d like to help you get there. So how do you stop IT events before they escalate into outages? With a little help from machine learning.

    The predictive capabilities from the Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit (MLTK) combined with the Event Analytics capabilities in Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) give operations teams like yours the opportunity to proactively act on an event before it becomes an outage. Whether your current IT state is reactive or you’re already in a somewhat proactive state, these predictive capabilities will be something you’ll want to take note of!

    Join our webinar to learn how to:

    ● Predict a service health score
    ● Proactively take action based on those predictions
    ● Employ novel tactics for better incident management using advanced search commands
  • Protecting a bond portfolio from duration and volatility
    Protecting a bond portfolio from duration and volatility Chris Bowie, Partner and Portfolio manager at TwentyFour Asset Management Recorded: Sep 25 2018 30 mins
    Fixed income investors globally face a huge challenge defending returns against rising rates and resurgent volatility. Central banks are on the path to policy normalisation and in all likelihood the low yields of this cycle are now behind us, while bond market volatility has returned with a vengeance in 2018 as markets struggle to navigate an increasingly unpredictable geopolitical climate.

    In this webinar, TwentyFour Asset Management partner and portfolio manager Chris Bowie shows that even within the fixed rate investment grade bond market, there is a mix of assets that can offer protection against these challenging conditions without giving up the potential for absolute returns.
  • IR Magazine Webinar – Maximizing the impact of investor targeting techniques
    IR Magazine Webinar – Maximizing the impact of investor targeting techniques IR Magazine and sponsored by Q4 Recorded: Sep 20 2018 61 mins
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 4.00 pm BST / 5.00 pm CET
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Investor targeting is one of the most crucial pillars of a strong IR program, and a comprehensive approach can boost your company’s liquidity, visibility and more. Indeed, more than a quarter (26 percent) of the nominees for the recent IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2018 say that if they had more cash, they would spend it on investor targeting. Almost a third (32 percent) say this is where they would dedicate the extra resources if they had a larger team.

    In this webinar, a panel of experts from across the capital markets will look at how investor targeting techniques have evolved in recent years, and look at how they can:
    – Boost the accuracy and ROI of your targeting efforts
    – Fully understand the behavior of your investor base
    – Help to identify new investors or international pools of money
    – Enable your company to remain visible in a post-Mifid II world, or amid other changes to the sell side
    – Save you time through pipeline and workload management
    – Let you report more comprehensively to the board

    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.

    IR Magazine has partnered with Q4 to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Q4 will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Q4. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: www.irmagazine.com/privacy and Q4's privacy policy: www.q4inc.com/privacy-policy.
  • Architecting an Instinctive Enterprise
    Architecting an Instinctive Enterprise James Luxford, Vice President, Digital Solutions, Genpact and Vikram Mahidhar, SVP AI Solutions, Genpact Recorded: Sep 19 2018 53 mins
    Digital businesses that connect, predict, and adapt in real time are what we call Instinctive Enterprises – firms that are mimicking the laws of nature to thrive in our fast-changing world. The key to this transformation in business is using a digital platform to quickly define, pilot, and scale new ideas and reshape business models.

    Using our deep business operations and digital expertise, we’ve identified 10 factors to successfully making this transition to becoming instinctive. Enterprise architects are using these factors to “design for reuse” and create the building blocks for successful transformation.

    Join Genpact to learn how enterprise architects are:

    · Automating business processes from the front to the back office

    · Piloting and phasing machine learning and AI rapidly

    · Implementing change with little to no operational disruption
  • Bridging the human and digital divide in banking
    Bridging the human and digital divide in banking Amit Bhaskar, Global Practice Leader│Raja Bose, Transformation Services Leader | Michelle Palomera,Customer Experience Leader Recorded: Sep 18 2018 49 mins
    Customer expectations around banking are changing at an unprecedented scale. At the same time, advances in digital technologies offer significant opportunities to shape and fulfill these evolving expectations. A recent Genpact survey of 6,000+ consumers across the US, UK, and Australia reveals powerful new insights in this realm. As banks become increasingly digital – success requires seamless integration between the front, middle, and back offices. Join us on this webinar as we share our findings and provide examples of how to deliver and measure a consistent, high-quality experience across channels to create engaged, loyal customers.

    In this webinar, we will offer practical takeaways on how to:
    •Leverage journey-driven transformation to connect front to back office to optimize the end-end user experience
    •Humanize the digital experience to offer the best of both human and machine interaction
    •Use data and insights to deliver customer intimacy through personalized service
    •Measure your CX initiatives for continuous improvement
  • Introducing Re:Call
    Introducing Re:Call TeleWare Recorded: Sep 18 2018 1 min
    Introducing Re:Call - An App that gives you a second number on your personal phone for business calls and SMS
  • Assessing Cyber Risk - Challenges and Solutions
    Assessing Cyber Risk - Challenges and Solutions Stephen Head, CISSP, CISM, CISA - Director, IT Risk Advisary Services, Experis Finance Recorded: Sep 12 2018 60 mins
    Managing cyber risk in today’s digital environment is extremely challenging, whether your organization is public, private or governmental. In response to the growing frequency and severity of cyber-attacks, many organizations have decided it’s time to focus more of their efforts on cyber risk, starting with a cyber risk assessment. This approach to proactively dealing with the risk of cyber-attacks increases the organization’s awareness of the potential impacts and costs, and enables them to take actions that reduce the overall risk to the organization, minimize the impact of cyber-attacks, and more predictably ensure the continuity of essential services.

    This webinar will provide a high-level overview of assessing cyber risk and explore the following:

    •Threats and root causes of breaches
    •The changing regulatory landscape
    •Security frameworks and tools
    •Practical ways to assess your risk and organizational exposure
    •Key elements of a successful cyber risk management program

    Whether or not you have embraced a formal cyber risk management program, this session will provide practical advice on the evolving nature of cyber risk management, how to develop and incorporate an assessment process into your organization’s overall risk management efforts, and how cyber risk management can improve your organization’s ability to withstand a cyber-attack.
  • Key Performance Indicators to Accelerate Your IT Modernization
    Key Performance Indicators to Accelerate Your IT Modernization Don Mahler, Director, IT Performance Management, Leidos & Taylor Crump, Product Marketing, Splunk Recorded: Sep 6 2018 47 mins
    Determining the right metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) between the business and IT is only half of the picture need when getting modern IT to operate effectively. You need all the right data to be looked at too.

    Join us to learn about the right data types in conjunction with the right KPIs that you need to look at, from Leidos, a FORTUNE 500® global science and technology solutions leader, who has successfully transformed their business to be able to make data-driven decision based on their IT data and health information.
  • A new vision for commercial lending and leasing
    A new vision for commercial lending and leasing Anu Sachdeva,SVP and Global Service Line Leader Commercial Lending and Leasing Recorded: Aug 27 2018 3 mins
    Anu Sachdeva, senior vice president and global service line leader commercial lending and leasing discusses how Genpact is helping banks drive seamless customer experience, and close the deals faster.
  • Harnessing instinct in banking
    Harnessing instinct in banking NV "Tiger" Tyagarajan, President and CEO, Genpact Recorded: Aug 27 2018 3 mins
    Working capital is the lifeblood for a small business. With AI and predictive algorithms commercial banks can make faster credit decisions so their customers can grow their businesses. That's an Instinctive Enterprise.
  • Get Ahead of Advanced Attacks and Threats
    Get Ahead of Advanced Attacks and Threats Girish Bhat, Security Product Marketing, Splunk; Tom Smit, Staff Sales Engineer, Splunk Recorded: Aug 24 2018 47 mins
    Dealing with advanced threats is the most significant concern for cybersecurity professionals, according to a recent survey. The Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigations report indicates that there were 2,216 confirmed data breaches in 2017.

    What went wrong is the failure to explore trends and data. Without understanding all security relevant data, getting ahead of threats is daunting and frankly impossible. But it doesn’t have to be.

    Join this webinar to learn about:
    - The benefits of early and timely detection of advanced threats
    - Understanding what the data is telling you
    - Optimizing investigations and response to address threats
    - Improving investigation and operational efficiency
  • Open Banking in Australia - An Open Forum
    Open Banking in Australia - An Open Forum Seshika Fernando, Head of Financial Solutions, WSO2 and James Bligh - Lead, API Standards Working Group, Consumers, Data61 Recorded: Aug 23 2018 47 mins
    Project deadlines that span a year or two aren’t usually nerve-racking. But, when it means making a significant change to your business strategy, internal systems and technology infrastructure, it can become a head scratcher. This is probably where the banks in Australia stand. Banks are figuring their way around it and there’s a lot to learn. Regardless, no one wants to fall victim and everyone wants to conquer open banking


    This session covers:


    - A Reality Check - Where banks stand in their open banking journeys

    - The Problem Children - What challenges they are facing

    - The Gold Stars - Critical success factors for a killer open banking strategy

    - A Whole New World - The potential of an open data world
  • Accelerate Open Banking with APIs, Strong Authentication and Risk-Based Security
    Accelerate Open Banking with APIs, Strong Authentication and Risk-Based Security From CA Technologies: Sanjay Tailor, Mehdi Medjaoui, Robert Lindberg, David Chui Recorded: Jul 19 2018 61 mins
    Whether driven by PSD2 compliance, market demand for mobile apps, or fintech competition, open banking is becoming a top priority for financial businesses. Through exclusive research and customer successes, we determined that building a modern application architecture with APIs, microservices and strong authentication is a key success factor in this space. In fact, our latest report shows that fully digital banks enjoy an estimated 25% cost-to-income ratio, versus 60% for traditional institutions.

    For this webcast, we assembled a panel that includes Mehdi Medjaoui, author of Banking APIs: State of the Market, along with experts in API and security capabilities, to introduce the elements of modern application architecture that all digital banking business leaders should know about – API management, microservices, strong authentication and risk-based security. You’ll learn about:

    * The current state of open banking, and what your peers are doing

    * How to invest in modern application architecture to improve your open banking projects

    * How to align better with IT to accelerate your time-to-market

    All registrants will also benefit from a complimentary copy of our Banking APIs: State of the Market report.
  • Hot Topics for Internal Audit
    Hot Topics for Internal Audit Tim Lietz and Ed Williams of Experis Finance Recorded: Jul 18 2018 61 mins
    Experis Finance is pleased to announce the first of our Hot Topics Series for Chief Audit Executives and their teams. Our goal is to provide you with a series of webinars that provide practical insights on topics of interest to internal audit professionals. Our first session will cover Agility and preparing for Robotic Process Automation.

    The webinar will provide participants with the following learning objectives:

    •Define Agility in the context of Internal Audit
    •Share pragmatic insights in how to define and execute an Agile transformation
    •Discuss RPA and in practical terms as companies begin to assess, plan and implement
    •Highlight the role of audit in assessing the overall RPA plan
    •Link the opportunities of RPA to the concepts of Agile Auditing

    Presented by:
    Tim Lietz – CIA, CRMA, MBA
    Regional Director, Risk Advisory Services
    Experis Finance

    Ed Williams CIA, CRMA
    Sr. Manager, Risk Advisory Services
    Experis Finance
  • Corporate Secretary Webinar – How are you handling cyber-security?
    Corporate Secretary Webinar – How are you handling cyber-security? Corporat Secretary and Nadaq Oct 30 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    8.00 am PST / 11.00 am EST / 3.00 pm GMT / 4.00 pm CET
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Join Corporate Secretary and Nasdaq for a discussion on cyber-security.

    Our expert speakers will discuss:

    • Cyber-risk and the responsibilities of the board
    • Why cyber-risk is different from other types of risk
    • Embedding cyber-risk in corporate governance practices
    • Role of the corporate secretary/governance professional on information provided to the board on cyber-risk
    • Board member education/preparedness
    • Board member recruitment in looking for expertise/experience in cyber-security
    • Board reporting – what the board needs to know

    Speakers include:
    • Moderator: Ben Maiden, editor, Corporate Secretary
    • Martyn Chapman, head of strategy, Nasdaq Governance Solutions
    • John Reed Stark, president, John Reed Stark Consulting

    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 Corporate Secretary.

    Corporate Secretary has partnered with Nasdaq to deliver you this webinar. Corporate Secretary and Nasdaq will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Nasdaq. Your data will be processed in accordance with Corporate Secretary's privacy policy: www.corporatesecretary.com/content/privacy-policy and Nasdaq’s privacy policy: www.business.nasdaq.com/privacy-statement
  • How Effective is Your Internal Audit Function?
    How Effective is Your Internal Audit Function? Alec Arons, Ed Williams, CIA, CRMA, Christine Dobrovich, CRMA, and C. Michael Baron, CIA, CISA, CFSA, AMLP of Experis Finance Oct 30 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Experis Finance is pleased to announce the third webinar in our Hot Topics series. Our goal is to provide you with a series of webinars that provide practical insights on topics of interest to internal audit, risk and compliance professionals, audit committees, and board members.

    Our third session covers Internal Audit Function Effectiveness.

    In this webinar, a panel of seasoned Internal Audit practitioners from Experis Finance will share their insights, experiences and recommendations on how Internal Audit functions can assess the effectiveness of their activities. With different drivers and many available possibilities, this is a classic “one size does not fit all” scenario. This session will help Internal Audit leaders understand the available options in order to determine the approach and methodology that best suits their individual situation and relevant stakeholders.

    During this webinar, we will address the following topics:
    •How is Internal Audit effectiveness defined and how can Internal Audit manage the competing expectations of their stakeholders (Senior Management, the Board, the Audit Committee, Regulators, External Auditors, etc.)?
    •What are the elements of the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP) as defined by the IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing? Are there different options and possibilities for assessing Internal Audit effectiveness?
  • The Path to a Software-Defined Business - Next-Gen Trends and Technologies
    The Path to a Software-Defined Business - Next-Gen Trends and Technologies Dave Welch, Melinda Safdarzadeh, Johnny Carpenter Oct 31 2018 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    With just a few days to VMware’s premier digital infrastructure event, we've gathered some of the elite speakers who will be taking the stage to debate the hottest solutions, trends and the biggest opportunities and challenges for businesses to successfully embrace digital change.

    - Innovation Through Digital Transformation
    - The Future of Data Centres and Cloud in a Virtualized World
    - Securing Your Cloud Networks
    - Next-Gen Trends and Technologies

    Join this session to get a glimpse of the innovations that will accelerate your journey to a software-defined business—from mobile devices to the data center and the cloud!

    This session (and VMworld Europe) is specifically aimed at CTOs, CIOs, heads of IT infrastructure, security specialists and technical experts.

    What will they be talking about at the Fira Gran Via Barcelona, on the 5 – 8 November 2018, what do they want to hear about, what are they looking forward to?

    Panellists;
    Dave Welch, CTO, House of Brick Technologies
    Johnny Carpenter, Director of Sales EMEA, iland
    Melinda Safdarzadeh, Senior Business Manager, Hybrid Cloud, Data Center Group at Intel
  • Deal or No Deal – The Impact of Brexit on Food Commodities
    Deal or No Deal – The Impact of Brexit on Food Commodities George Duke Oct 31 2018 3:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    With less than six months to go before the UK leaves the European Union, all eyes are on the UK government for solutions to the remaining unresolved challenges. How could a deal or no deal outcome affect food retailers and manufacturers? Our commodity experts, led by XXGeogre DukeXX, will discuss latest Brexit developments in the negotiations, as well as consider some of the scenarios for the food trading based on case studies for the dairy and fish sectors.
  • DFTP and Hong Kong – Identify an efficient jurisdiction for aircraft leasing
    DFTP and Hong Kong – Identify an efficient jurisdiction for aircraft leasing Tejaswi Nimmagadda, King & Wood Mallesons | John Timpany, KPMG | Liu Yi, Rui Bai Law Firm | Kevin Butler, TMF Group Nov 6 2018 8:30 am UTC 75 mins
    The past decade has been a golden age for China’s aircraft leasing industry. FlightGlobal research shows that today Chinese capital accounts for over 28% of the total capital deployed by aircraft lessors. Eight China-based leasing companies are listed on the Airfinance Journal Leasing Top 50, which ranks lessors by fleet value.

    Choosing the right geographical location for aircraft leasing structures plays an essential in lessors’ strategic planning. While Ireland remains the number one jurisdiction for structuring aircraft transactions, other jurisdictions have been introducing new regimes to attract aircraft leasing business. Examples in Greater China include the Dongjiang Free Trade Port (DFTP) and the Hong Kong SAR Government.

    Founded in 2009, the DFTP has adopted preferential policies to allow DFTP-based lessors to enjoy tax rebates, lease payments in foreign currency and more efficient cross-border operations. As of June 2018, the DFTP has completed the delivery of 1,200 aircraft worth over RMB 450 billion, according to DFTP data. Meanwhile, Hong Kong is quickly catching up.

    In June 2017, Hong Kong’s legislature passed a tax reform bill lowering the effective tax rate for aircraft lessors to 1.65%. Within six month of the reform, ICBC Financial Leasing had launched its Hong Kong leasing platform and successfully closed a transaction under the new tax regime.

    This one-hour webinar will bring together industry experts to examine how lessors can take advantage of the benefits of the DFTP and Hong Kong.

    Key discussion points include:
    - How important is tax in choosing a location for an aircraft leasing platform?
    - What differentiates the DFTP model from other FTZs in China?
    - How the aircraft leasing industry went about the Hong Kong tax regime and what lies ahead?
    - How can DFTP and Hong Kong complement to create greater value to the industry?
  • Innovation Through Digital Transformation
    Innovation Through Digital Transformation Dave Welch, Christine McMonigal, Oliver Linder, Jay Hibbin Nov 6 2018 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Join this live panel discussion with experts at VMworld Europe for up-to-date trends on what's disrupting the market and how to take your business to the next level.

    Tune into this interactive Q&A session with world renowned IT and business leaders while they discuss the following:

    - How to declutter and take on today's most pressing IT priorities
    - The latest technologies, methodologies and best practices for IT leaders
    - How to ensure your organization is primed for 21st century trends from both a business and tech perspective

    This live panel will be streamed directly from VMworld Europe! Join us for live Q&A from the comfort of your desk.

    Panellists
    Dave Welch, CTO, House of Brick Technologies
    Oliver Linder, Head of Business Line DCIM, FNT Software
    Jay Hibbin, Sales Director, Financial Services, CenturyLink EMEA
    Christine McMonigal, Director of Hyperconverged Marketing, Intel Corporation
  • Corporate Secretary Webinar – Making the most of the proxy statement summary
    Corporate Secretary Webinar – Making the most of the proxy statement summary Corporate Secretary and Labrador Nov 6 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Investors are demanding that proxy statements include a greater range of information. In turn, companies need to disclose that information – and tell their story – in the most effective way. One solution is to create a ‘next-generation proxy summary’ that includes an extended summary spelling out the key information investors need. This can be used as part of the proxy statement and as a stand-alone document.

    Our panel of experts will discuss how governance teams can make the best use of the extended summary in managing relationships with shareholders. Topics for discussion will include:
    - What information should the extended summary include? What do investors want, and how should governance teams research what this is?
    - What are some of the new best ways to present that information?
    - How can governance and investor relations (IR) teams work best together and with other functions (the board, HR, IT, management and outside vendors) in preparing the extended summary?
    - How can governance and IR teams use the summary during the approach to the AGM and outside of proxy season? How can it best be delivered as a stand-alone document?
    - What is the best way to get feedback on your summary from investors to improve it for the following year?

    Corporate Secretary has partnered with Labrador to deliver you this webinar. Corporate Secretary and Labrador will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Labrador. Your data will be processed in accordance with Corporate Secretary's privacy policy: www.corporatesecretary.com/content/privacy-policy and Labrador’s privacy policy: https://www.labrador-company.com/privacy-copyright%20-policy/
  • Regulating financial benchmarks for European transactions
    Regulating financial benchmarks for European transactions Jeremy Jennings-Mares, partner and Peter Green, senior of counsel, Morrison & Foerster Nov 7 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The EU Benchmark Regulation came into force in June 2016 and most of its provisions came into effect at the start of 2018. It establishes a new regime for the authorisation and supervision of administrators (including non-EU administrators) of financial benchmarks that are used in the EU. We will consider the likely impact of the Regulation in the EU financial markets and look in detail at certain issues raised by market participants including:
    · Timetable for benchmark administrators to be authorised under the regulation and the extent to which administrators of pre-existing benchmarks can rely on 'grandfathering' relief up until 2020.
    · What indices are within the scope of the Regulation and when will an index be regarded as 'available to the public'?
    · What is meant by 'use' of a benchmark in the EU?
    · Are there any regulatory obligations on entities that contribute benchmark data?
    · What is the impact of Brexit on UK benchmark administrators?
  • Transformation happens here: Realize significant ROI through RPA 2.0
    Transformation happens here: Realize significant ROI through RPA 2.0 Craig Le Clair,VP,Principal Analyst, Forrester, Puneet Uppal,VP,Global Initiatives,Mondelez & Sanjay Srivastava,CDO,Genpact Nov 15 2018 8:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    As a part of the Journeys to Transformation, webinar series, we would be talking about various topics across the digital spectrum. In the first of the series, we will be focussing on Robotic Process Automation (RPA), interest in which is at an all-time high, with a myriad of providers and offerings. Industry watchers are declaring RPA a must-evaluate technology, and some are heralding the start of the next industrial age. Amidst all the hype, our clients are learning from their challenges in RPA 1.0, and starting to realize significant ROI through RPA 2.0.

    Sanjay Srivastava, Chief Digital Officer of Genpact discusses the evolution of RPA with Forrester guest speaker Craig Le Clair. Puneet Uppal, VP Global Initiatives at Mondelez will also be joining the panel to share Mondelez’s experience with RPA.

    This session is one that you and your colleagues cannot miss. It is guaranteed to be truly transformational!
  • Securities Services and Fintech: Embracing Disruption
    Securities Services and Fintech: Embracing Disruption Matthew Thomas, Asia Bureau Chief, Euromoney Institutional Investor Nov 22 2018 9:45 am UTC 75 mins
    Agenda:

    Just the beginning: How much room is there for disruption in securities services?
    Securities services and post-trade settlement should be ripe for disruption, but there are high barriers to entry for fintech start-ups. How much room is there for disruption in the post-trade lifecycle? Where will innovation come from? What are the best examples in securities services?

    More than cryptos: What is the role of blockchain in securities services?
    Blockchain is a secure and efficient ledger technology – but it is too often identified entirely with the boom and bust of cryptocurrencies. What role can blockchain play in the securities services business? What specific advantages can blockchain offer in the securities services business? Can private blockchains offer the same advantages as public chains to banks and their customers? Are there risks with this approach?

    Embracing change: How can firms pull off the cultural shift?
    It is now commonplace for banks, funds and other firms to talk about the importance of innovation and disruption, but to what extent does innovation remain a sideshow for the real decision makers? Do many employees still fear disruption? Should they? How can firms pull off the cultural shift needed to ensure that everyone — from the bottom to the top of an organisation — embraces innovation?

    Euromoney moderator:
    Matthew Thomas, Asia Bureau Chief, Euromoney Institutional Investor

    Speakers:
    Margaret Harwood-Jones, Global Head, Securities Services for Transaction Banking at Standard Chartered Bank
    Alex Manson, Global Head of Standard Chartered Ventures
    Gavin Wells, Head of Europe, Digital Asset
  • The US-China Trade War: Will Everyone Be Worse Off?
    The US-China Trade War: Will Everyone Be Worse Off? Matthew Thomas, Asia Bureau Chief, Euromoney Institutional Investor Nov 29 2018 8:30 am UTC 75 mins
    Agenda:

    How bad are things now?
    - To what extent are the barriers that have already been erected by the United States and China damaging trade between the two countries?
    - What is the likely impact on GDP?
    - Is the trade war already hurting other economies?

    Winners and losers
    - In the long-run, can either China or the US expect to gain economically from a trade war? Or is it a lose-lose proposition for both economies?
    - What about the longer-term impact on other economies, especially those in Asia? Which countries will lose the most from the trade war? Will countries stand to benefit?
    - What policies do the China and the US need to put in place to minimise the impact on their domestic markets? How much has China’s move towards a consumption-led economy softened the blow?

    How bad can things get?
    - How much further will the trade war escalate? Are there areas of potential cooperation where the two sides could come closer together?
    - Could non-trade barriers be a future step?
    - How should other countries, particular in emerging Asia, prepare for a prolonged trade war?

    Euromoney moderator:
    Matthew Thomas, Asia Bureau Chief, Euromoney Institutional Investor

    Speakers include:
    David Mann, Global Chief Economist, Standard Chartered