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  • Dead-end dashboards and how to avoid them
    Dead-end dashboards and how to avoid them Andy Cotgreave - Technical Evangelism Director, Tableau Recorded: Nov 23 2017 46 mins
    Dashboards are a vital part of any business intelligence (BI) strategy. But there's an unspoken truth: dashboards are always incomplete and out of date. You have new business decisions to make every single day. Do your dashboards change that fast? No. Fortunately, a good BI strategy can also encourage iteration, curiosity, and flexibility. Learn how to adopt those cultural changes in order to evolve your BI investments beyond dead-end dashboards and towards data-driven decisions.
  • Virtualizing Media Broadcast: TV Transformed
    Virtualizing Media Broadcast: TV Transformed Steve Reynolds - Imagine Communications, Limor Schafman - TIA Recorded: Nov 17 2017 46 mins
    Broadcast media is undergoing wholesale change due to demands from consumers, competitors, and creative opportunity for new types of content. Virtualization at multiple points of the distribution and delivery network is recognized as the only way to meet these demands. This webcast will review in detail the technologies involved in the virtualization of broadcast media, from network, to master control centers, to edge device delivery.

    Steve Reynolds, CTO, Imagine Communications

    Steve Reynolds is Chief Technology Officer at Imagine Communications and responsible for the technical strategy and roadmap of the company, as well as managing business development, partner relationships, and M&A activity. Reynolds brings 20 years of technology leadership in the cable industry to Imagine Communications. At Comcast, he served as Senior Vice President of Premises Technology overseeing the strategy, roadmap and development of all technologies employed in service delivery to the customer premises. Prior to Comcast, Reynolds was Senior Vice President of Technology at OpenTV Incorporated, a world leader in digital and interactive television technology.

    Host: Limor Schafman, Content Development Director, TIA

    NOT BICSI accredited.
  • What Every Marketer Needs to Know About Omnichannel, Programmatic, & Measurement
    What Every Marketer Needs to Know About Omnichannel, Programmatic, & Measurement Cardinal Path: Corey Koberg, Co-founder, Sr. Partner; Alex Langshur, Co-founder, Sr. Partner; Eric Hitchman, Consultant Recorded: Nov 16 2017 57 mins
    Of the tools in a marketer’s kit these days, some are just too powerful to save for later. This session brings together three of the industry’s top minds to provide practical recommendations on the opportunities marketers need to action as soon as possible:

    * Omnichannel - through recent case studies, learn how you can start tackling cross-channel, personalization, and customer journeys for incremental successes that will pay dividends.

    * Programmatic - discover how automated media buying can reduce costs and create better engagement with customers, and how to know if it’s right for you.

    * Measurement Framework - without a measurement framework, you won’t know what part of your marketing efforts are working, and which are wasted. Learn how a measurement framework aligns the business goals to specific KPIs so you can double-down on what matters.
  • Next Gen Apps Need Next Gen Databases
    Next Gen Apps Need Next Gen Databases James Curtis Senior Analyst of Data Platforms & Analytics at 451 Research; Leena Joshi, VP of Marketing at Redis Labs Recorded: Nov 16 2017 51 mins
    The next generation of applications being built at the rising star companies are different from the clunky software being built in traditional businesses. As traditional companies modernize their software stacks, they need to incorporate renewed expectations into their applications such as tailored user experiences, built-in analytics and decision-making while meeting response time requirements under any conditions.

    James Curtis, senior analyst at 451 group, outlines top trends in user experience requirements and the higher bar for application developers when it comes to delivering complex analytics so users can take real time action. The wide availability of new NoSQL, streaming and advanced analytics technologies are enabling state of the art functionality in applications.  Join this session for a discussion of top drivers and barriers organizations face while overhauling their applications to incorporate cutting edge functionality.

    Leena Joshi, VP Product Marketing at Redis Labs examines specific advantages of the Redis Enterprise platform that simplify the implementation of real-time analytics functionality such as probabilistic counts, time-series analysis, leaderboards, personalized recommendations, location-based calculations into modern applications.
  • The Download: Tech Talks by the HPCC Systems Community, Episode 9
    The Download: Tech Talks by the HPCC Systems Community, Episode 9 Flavio Villanustre Recorded: Nov 16 2017 64 mins
    Join us as we continue this series of webinars specifically designed for the community by the community with the goal to share knowledge, spark innovation and further build and link the relationships within our HPCC Systems community.

    Episode 9 will include 15 minute Tech Talks on HPCC Systems related topics. Our first speaker will be Robert Pelley discussing integration with REDIS and HPCC Systems. Our second speaker will be Bob Foreman presenting ECL Tips and Tricks.
  • Design tricks for great dashboards
    Design tricks for great dashboards Andy Cotgreave - Technical Evangelism Director, Tableau Recorded: Nov 16 2017 66 mins
    Successful dashboards require you to think like a designer. In this webinar, data visualisation expert Andy Cotgreave will look at ideas and theories from the world of design, and show how you can apply them to your dashboards. Whether you make functional, operational dashboards, or beautiful persuasive pieces of work, this webinar will help frame your approach.
  • Navigating the Amazon Jungle: How to Sell, List, & Advertise on Amazon
    Navigating the Amazon Jungle: How to Sell, List, & Advertise on Amazon Matt Devinney Account Lead, Paid Search @Elite SEM | Joe Minz: Senior Account Manager, Shopping & Feed @Elite SEM | Brian Roi Recorded: Nov 15 2017 57 mins
    You've seen the stats everywhere you look:
    - 72% of people used Amazon when finding products and information before making a purchase in 2017
    - 43% of all retail sales in the US were made through Amazon
    - Amazon has the second-fastest-growing digital ad business of any publisher in the US.

    It's time to start getting serious about the retail behemoth if you haven't yet. Join SEM and Shopping & Feed experts from Elite SEM, Matt Devinney and Joe Minz, and Brian Roizen from listings and integration platform Feedonomics, to learn:

    - what and how to sell on Amazon (hint: it's not "ALL THE PRODUCTS!")
    - fulfillment options, challenges, and recommendations
    - how to get and optimize listings
    - advertising options: sponsored product ads, headline search ads, and product display ads
    - context for all the jargon you've probably heard like FBM, ASIN, ACoS, AMS, and more
  • How to Easily Unite Disparate Data Sources to Discover Powerful Insights
    How to Easily Unite Disparate Data Sources to Discover Powerful Insights Ryan Segar, Head of Sales Engineering at Periscope Data Recorded: Nov 15 2017 32 mins
    Do you need to combine data from multiple sources to get business insights? Do you know if the data you rely on is always accurate and up-to-date? Do you want to have insights quicker to meet business needs? Do you rather spend time on strategic tasks than maintaining the data warehouse?

    Crunchbase also experienced these pain points. With over 31 million visitors to their website each year, Crunchbase collects and uses an incredible amount of data, and therefore needs a powerful analytics platform to aggregate all the data to ask the right questions. Since deploying Periscope Data Warehouse, Crunchbase was able to take their analytics to the next level by allowing them to leverage all their data — from their marketing stack to Salesforce to website impression data — and to build a comprehensive view of their business and customers.

    Join Ryan Seagar, Head of Sales Engineering of Periscope Data, as he presents a live 30-minute demo and the Crunchbase case study on how Periscope Data Warehouse enables data teams streamline their entire analytics workflow — from data ingestion to analysis and reporting, offloading the mundane maintenance tasks while still maintaining full control and visibility .
  • Introducing the Cloudera Data Science Workbench
    Introducing the Cloudera Data Science Workbench Matt Brandwein, Tristen Zajonc Recorded: Nov 15 2017 47 mins
    Let's talk about the emergence of open source tools for data science, common gaps in the data science ecosystem, and introduce a new tool from Cloudera with a demonstration.
  • Finding Success in Tech Careers: Understanding Where Gender Viewpoints Diverge
    Finding Success in Tech Careers: Understanding Where Gender Viewpoints Diverge Melanie Posey, Research VP Recorded: Nov 15 2017 50 mins
    As part of an ongoing partnership, WITI (Women in Technology International) and 451 Research have joined together to conduct a survey on how gender viewpoints differ in the workplace. The survey, conducted in June and July 2017 and completed by 1,901 respondents currently working in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM)-related field, touched on a variety of topics to better understand what factors have helped shape employees’ careers and what challenges they face in the workplace. To better understand where gender might result in different points of view, the survey was fielded to both women and men.

    Join 451 Research Vice President Melanie Posey for an interactive webinar as she walks through the key findings of the report.
  • Gain market advantage with multichannel retail analytics
    Gain market advantage with multichannel retail analytics Ronald van Loon, Top Big Data and IoT influencer, Ian Macdonald, Principal Technologist, Pyramid Analytics and Martin Draper Recorded: Nov 14 2017 62 mins
    In today’s retail industry, the customer service bar is set higher than ever—the nice-to-haves are now the must-haves, and if you don’t offer them, customers will turn to other retailers who do. From print ads to e-commerce to brick and mortar, customers expect a unified experience across all sales touchpoints, otherwise known as an omnichannel experience.

    How do you know what the customers want? A data-driven strategy is key to deepening consumer understanding, increasing engagement, and maintaining a seamlessly integrated customer experience.

    With the right analytics approach, you can increase efficiency and improve results through:

    • Facilitating timely, fact-based decision-making
    • Executing targeted marketing campaigns
    • Improving supply chain management
    • Maximising sales and profitability
    • Transforming store operations

    During this 45 minute webinar Ronald will propose a structured journey to achieving these goals, Ian will bring those steps to life through a practical demonstration of Pyramid Analytics’ BI Office in a retail environment and Martin will provide perspectives from his experience as Technology Director at Liberty Ltd and Head of Strategy and Architecture with Harrods.
  • GDPR: Increasing Brand Trust By Knowing Your Consumers' Views on Data Privacy
    GDPR: Increasing Brand Trust By Knowing Your Consumers' Views on Data Privacy Meredith Albertson, Senior Director of Marketing, Tealium Recorded: Nov 14 2017 31 mins
    A significant legislative shift in data privacy and governance is taking place in Europe and it’s leading the way towards global change. With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to become law in May of 2018, organizations will face severe penalties for non-compliance.

    And it’s not just legal risk alone, but the loss of consumer trust that is associated with data leakage, usage and storage. It’s crucial that brands manage evolving data-protection expectations of their customers. But how do consumers feel about brands using their data?

    Join Tealium for a 30-minute webcast and learn:

    - The basics of GDPR

    - 7 key findings on how consumers view their data privacy with brands

    - Consumer attitudes and views on data privacy in regards to their personalization expectations

    - Tealium tips and strategies for compliance as well as increasing brand trust

    - And so much more!
  • Open Analytics Platform 101
    Open Analytics Platform 101 Trina Gladwell, DVP of Merchandise Process at Beall & Sathish Gangichetty, Solutions Expert, SAS Recorded: Nov 13 2017 35 mins
    Join Trina Gladwell, Divisional Vice President of Merchandise Process at Bealls Inc., and Sathish Gangichetty, Senior Solutions Architect at SAS, as they discuss why putting deeply insightful analytics into action in real time is crucial for great customer experiences.
  • Pyramid 2018: Advanced Data Model
    Pyramid 2018: Advanced Data Model Pyramid Analytics Recorded: Nov 10 2017 9 mins
    This video covers the capabilities with Advanced Data Model. Use a variety of building blocks to customize the ETL process.
  • Analysing Asset and Portfolio Performance
    Analysing Asset and Portfolio Performance Greg Haislip - Financial Services Sales Leader, Tableau Recorded: Nov 10 2017 58 mins
    How do asset managers monitor performance, counterparty risk and market risk? How do financial advisors optimise performance for their clients and drive a larger share of wallet? Join us as we partner with our financial services partner, UseReady, to share how to use Tableau to minimise the complexity and simplify the oversight required to property manage performance at both firm and account levels.

    Watch this live webinar and we’ll cover:

    -An overview of how to manage your firm’s exposure to asset classes, investment strategy and industry sectors
    -How to utilise Tableau dashboards to monitor credit ratings by agencies including issuer, counterparty and individual credit instruments
    -A data-driven strategy to leverage your analytics to manage exposure and performance against the stock market over time

    Discover how your analytics can save you time and effort while managing assets and optimizing performance for the firm and its clients.
  • Informatica Address Verification 5.12 – What’s New?
    Informatica Address Verification 5.12 – What’s New? Amarpal Sohi, Product Manager, Informatica Recorded: Nov 9 2017 47 mins
    Only with relevant and actionable contact data, can you most effectively engage with your customers and prospects. Customer experience and engagements is a top focus across all industries, ensuring that communication about your products and services make it to their intended targets is essential. With the Autumn release of Address Verification 5.12, we extended the capabilities of the world’s leading solution for certified international address verification, improving decision-making confidence while facilitating speedy postal delivery worldwide.

    During this webinar, join Amarpal Sohi, Product Manager at Informatica, to learn about:

    •Enhancements to USA, UK and APAC address verification and data
    •Improvements to South Africa & Spanish address verification and data
    •Single line support for Argentina, Colombia and Mexico
    •Support for native Thai address verification
  • Compete on Analytics...without Hiring a Single Data Scientist
    Compete on Analytics...without Hiring a Single Data Scientist Sean Naismith, Head of Analytics Services at Enova Decisions & Jason Heil, Principal Advisory Consultant at ID Analytics Recorded: Nov 9 2017 58 mins
    Digital transformation is everywhere. It's in the networks of consumer data that tell a story of who we are and how we behave. It's in the bank branch or insurance agency that moves and shifts towards providing financial products through an online customer experience. It's in the palm of our hands as we text, swipe, and tap our way to faster answers and instant gratification.

    Digital transformation is everywhere, and in order for businesses to benefit and stay competitive, they must join the advanced analytics game. Businesses will feel the biggest benefit and impact when they utilize big data, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and digital decisioning technology to do the following:

    – Automate operational decisions in real time with confidence
    – Digitally transform their operations to not only impact business performance, but also, improve the customer experience
    – Compete on analytics without extra headcount or hiring of data scientists

    Through the power of data, machine learning, and digital decisioning technology, business users can quickly and accurately achieve the above business milestones — no data scientists required. From there the automation and digital transformation possibilities are limitless for creating a rich and seamless customer experience that will keep your business one step ahead of the competition.
  • Evaluating Credit Risk and Financial Exposure
    Evaluating Credit Risk and Financial Exposure Greg Haislip - Financial Services Sales Leader, Tableau Recorded: Nov 9 2017 63 mins
    Understanding credit risk and its impact on reserves and write-offs is fundamental yet challenging to manage. Join us as we share how to use Tableau to analyze exposure by risk characteristics, identify predictive indicators to illustrate potential exposure, and visualize risk concentration by risk rating.

    View this webinar and we’ll cover:

    -An overview on how leading financial institutions are managing borrower credit risk
    -How to utilise Tableau dashboards to properly monitor risk exposure
    -A data-driven strategy to leverage your analytics to improve credit risk
    -Discover how your analytics can save you time and effort while maintaining the required level of risk --management and oversight needed in your operation.
  • Best Practices in Global Risk Management
    Best Practices in Global Risk Management Frank Cirillo (D&B), Jack Scarpelli (Xerox Corp), Sebastien Lacraz (Xerox Corp) Recorded: Nov 8 2017 45 mins
    Join this webinar led by Frank Cirillo, Sr. Consultant Advanced Analytics, Dun & Bradstreet and our business partners at Xerox Corp – Jack Scarpelli, VP North America Credit Risk Officer, and Sebastien Lacraz, Global Risk Analytics Director.

    In this session, you’ll learn about:
    -The growing trends toward globally consistent risk management, the barriers and steps to overcome those barriers.
    -The shift from decentralized, judgmental, manual procedures to a centralized, statistically-based, automated process.
    -How to achieve a positive impact on KPIs and make it less overwhelming to execute on a global strategy.
  • Edge Computing & Micro Data Centers
    Edge Computing & Micro Data Centers Don Byrne, Metrix411; Phillip Marangella, EdgeConneX; Limor Schafman, TIA Recorded: Nov 8 2017 75 mins
    The high speeds expected from future 5G networks and the demands of dense data over those networks is leading to communications network densification. Data centers, a key component of high speed delivery, are redefining their role, becoming a part of the fog and moving increasingly to the edge. This webcast will cover the role micro data centers will play in community network communications infrastructure; their configuration and structure; use of artificial intelligence and virtualization; control systems and operations; and workforce needs.

    >> Don Byrne, Managing Director, Metrix411
    >> Phillip Marangella, VP of Business Development, Cloud and IoT Solutions, EdgeConneX

    NOT BICSI accredited.
  • HCTS 2017 Disruptor: Swarm64
    HCTS 2017 Disruptor: Swarm64 Dr. Karsten Ronner, CEO, Swarm64 Recorded: Nov 8 2017 6 mins
    This video was captured live, as part of the Disruptor Series at the 2017 Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit.
  • HCTS 2017 Disruptor: Built.io
    HCTS 2017 Disruptor: Built.io Nishant Patel, CEO, Built.io Recorded: Nov 8 2017 4 mins
    This video was captured live, as part of the Disruptor Series at the 2017 Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit
  • Improve Self-Service Analytics Credibility with Better Data Quality
    Improve Self-Service Analytics Credibility with Better Data Quality Jen Underwood, Founder & Principal Consultant of Impact Analytix Recorded: Nov 7 2017 60 mins
    Self-service analytics solutions often quickly expose data quality issues that you may not even realize exist. Unfortunately, inaccurate data undermines the value of analytics. If people don't trust your reports, they won’t use them. Since self-service analytics credibility, adoption and success hinges on accurate data, data quality should be given more attention as you implement these solutions.

    Please join me in this informative session to learn how to address common data quality issues. We will cover practical recommendations, review top data quality solutions, and share additional lessons learned.
  • Dashboards for insight and impact
    Dashboards for insight and impact Jeffrey Shaffer - VP of IT and Analytics at Recovery Decision Science | Steve Wexler - Principal at Data Revelations Recorded: Nov 7 2017 65 mins
    Citing real-life case studies from their new book, The Big Book of Dashboards, two data visualization experts will share their proven best practices, based on over 30 years of hands-on experience, for building business dashboards to help you find more insights from your data more quickly.

    Attend this webinar and learn how to:

    -Build insightful dashboards that work for specific industries and departments
    -Turn a dashboard from good to great
    -Go BEYOND dashboards
  • Eye Tracking: What it teaches us about dashboard design
    Eye Tracking: What it teaches us about dashboard design Andy Cotgreave - Technical Evangelism Director, Tableau | Amy Alberts - User Research Manager, Tableau Nov 29 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    What elements subconsciously catch your eye? Tableau has conducted several eye tracking studies to better understand this behavior.

    Join Amy and Andy as they discuss how certain design elements affect where people look on dashboards. They'll share the exciting eye tracking data collected, and distill their findings into design tips that will help you make more effective dashboards.
  • Dun & Bradstreet's 2018 Global Outlook Webinar
    Dun & Bradstreet's 2018 Global Outlook Webinar Bodhi Ganguli, Senior Economist and Country Risk Analyst, Dun & Bradstreet Nov 29 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Political Risk & Economic Growth

    Despite a backdrop of uncertainty, 2017 has been a good year for the global economy with many countries seeing improved growth, and even overall trade volumes strengthening. But what about the wide variety of political risks evident across our global landscape? Between Brexit, disagreements over the US debt ceiling, and increasing confrontation with North Korea –discover which risks have the largest potential to disrupt the business environment moving into 2018.

    Join Dun & Bradstreet’s team of expert economists for their popular Global Outlook Webinar, and get involved in the discussion about likely economic and political scenarios for the upcoming year.

    We’ll also discover how using data and insights can help you to effectively plan for the change ahead – during 2018 and beyond.

    Join us for the following:
    The 2018 baseline outlook for the global and regional economies.
    The key disruptors to growth that must be considered when planning for the year ahead.
    What do we mean by political risk?
    The top political risks facing businesses in each region during 2018 and beyond.
  • Exploring the Opportunities of Prescreen Marketing for Insurance Acquisition
    Exploring the Opportunities of Prescreen Marketing for Insurance Acquisition Rick Schlegelmilch - Senior Acquisition & Retention Consultant, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Nov 30 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Prescreen credit can help insurance marketers maximize the effectiveness of their acquisition campaigns by identifying the best prospects for your business based on their risk profile. Join us for this informative webinar as Senior Acquisition & Retention Consultant, Rick Schlegelmilch explores the unique opportunities presented by prescreen credit. Rick will also provide the latest updates on new and highly predictive scores and attributes available from LexisNexis Risk Solutions.
  • Beyond the Data Lake: Self-service Marketplaces on the rise
    Beyond the Data Lake: Self-service Marketplaces on the rise Matt Aslett, Research Director, Data Platforms & Analytics, 451 Research Paul Barth, CEO, Podium Data Nov 30 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The idea of the data lake was alluring; the means to having data at your fingertips, filtered, profiled, secure and business-ready for data consumers to rapidly derive higher-levels of business value. However, this widely adopted concept didn’t come with an instruction manual.
    The past few years have been turbulent times for enterprise data and analytics. In this live discussion, the presenters look beyond the lake, discussing the combination of self-service data preparation and data management and governance as one; a truly functional data marketplace or “data bazaar”. In addition, they will touch on other key enablers fueling the adoption of the self-service marketplace, including;
    •Data as a service,
    •Smart data ingestion – validation/profiling,
    •Smart data cataloging/search,
    •Data governance,
    •Machine-learning-driven recommendations,
    •Data collaboration.
  • Measuring Customer Lifetime Value Across Platforms, Devices and Apps
    Measuring Customer Lifetime Value Across Platforms, Devices and Apps Nicolas Nadeau, President, Exostatic Nov 30 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Companies with multiple products often struggle to calculate accurate Customer Lifetime Value (CLTV) across their portfolio. This is because user data is often analyzed in silos so companies are unable to get a clear picture of ROI and CLTV across platforms, devices and apps.

    In this webinar we’ll look at how you can apply a holistic and complete approach to your CLTV and ROI through the lens of gaming companies, though this technique is applicable for any company who has products spanning platforms.

    We’ll also explore:
    How the integral power of data in business has shifted over the past 10 years.
    Discover the current technologies and processes used to analyze data across different platforms by combining multiple data streams, looking at examples in brand and portfolio-based LTV.
    How to process and centralize dozens of varying data streams.

    Nicolas Nadeau will speak from his extensive experience and show how leveraging data from multiple product strategies spanning many platforms can be highly beneficial for your company.
  • The Data Debate: Andy Cotgreave vs Andy Kirk
    The Data Debate: Andy Cotgreave vs Andy Kirk Andy Cotgreave - Technical Evangelism Director, Tableau | Andy Kirk - Data Visualisation Specialist, visualisingdata.com Dec 6 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join this live debate between data visualisation heavyweights Andy Cotgreave and Andy Kirk as they discuss the biggest issues in data viz. You'll leave the debate with a fresh outlook on data visualisation design plus a number of useful tips and tricks.
  • How Open Sourced Big Data is Helping to Fuel World Sustainability
    How Open Sourced Big Data is Helping to Fuel World Sustainability Jeff Bradshaw, Group CTO, Adaptris within Proagrica & Flavio Villanustre, Vice President of Technology, HPCC Systems Dec 6 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    As farmers grapple with how they will feed an increasing global population, the need to harness data and analytics has become more critical. Changing diets, demand for healthier food options, and decreasing water availability are just some of the challenges that face agriculture today. Combine that with global market volatility and rising input costs such as water, chemicals, seeds, and more and it is harder than ever for farmers to be profitable and sustainable.

    As Proagrica searched for ways to help the agriculture industry use data-driven decision making for crops and livestock production, they decided to adopt HPCC Systems® as their big data partner. HPCC Systems not only delivered a scalable, resilient and secure platform, but it also met their projected future expansion needs.

    Join Jeff Bradshaw, Group CTO for Adaptris within Proagrica and Flavio Villanustre, Vice President of Technology for HPCC Systems, as they discuss how they implemented HPCC Systems and the Adaptris enterprise service bus to incorporate massive, diverse data sets from within complex, secure environments. Jeff and Flavio will share insights on best implementation practices to deliver clean/quality data, provide data security, and deliver the real-time analytics their customers demanded.

    In this webcast, Proagrica will share their mission and their experiences with:

    · The open source, end to end big data processing platform, HPCC Systems
    · Rapid development with a growing set of real time data sources
    · Seamlessly integrating with existing infrastructure to simplify deployment and management capabilities
    · Real-time data ingestion and flexible stream processing from massively diverse data sets
    · Enabling real-time analytics while providing for data security
  • Stop losing game revenue and players to cyber attacks
    Stop losing game revenue and players to cyber attacks Sudhir Vallamkondu, CTO, JumpRamp Games Dec 6 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Cyberattacks cost companies over $1 million per day and the video game industry is being targeted more than ever. The global audience is huge and growing across demographics. The number of platforms, from personal computers, consoles and hand-helds to smartphones and tablets, makes a smorgasbord of vulnerable users.

    And then the bad guys get to work. Accounts are hacked to rip off virtual items your users have invested time and money on, and real-world identification and financial information is harvested for sale. All told, DoS attacks piss off users and drop game income, and more.

    Game publishers and developers are the ones who end up shouldering the blame, taking massive financial and reputational hits. But there are increasingly sophisticated ways to lock out the hackers, keep your users safe, and your intellectual property secure.

    Join this VB Live event to learn from digital security experts about the four key perimeters of defense, how to proactively secure your environment, and protect against the increasing number of hacks, DDoS attacks, and more.

    Register here for free.

    You’ll learn about:
    * How to prevent data breaches, SQL injections, cross-site scripting, remote file inclusion, and other cyberattacks.
    * Integrating cloud and on-premises solutions
    * How to handle larger, Internet-scale attacks
    * Preventing the reputation hit that hacked accounts or downed sites bring

    * Sudhir Vallamkondu, CTO, JumpRamp Games
    * Arash S.Haghighi, Manager of Infrastructure, Smilegate West
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Akamai
  • Procurement Integrity: Fraud, Waste and Abuse
    Procurement Integrity: Fraud, Waste and Abuse Jen Dunham, SAS Principal Solutions Architect and Yolande Byrd, Director, FACTS Consulting Dec 6 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Procurement fraud is prevalent. How can you thwart an attack? How can you prevent some of the most common themes like collusion and false claims?

    Listen to our experts as they take a high-level approach to explaining the disruption to global businesses and how all industries are susceptible. You’ll learn about specific problems and how analytics provides answers.
  • High-Impact Targeting with Personal & Professional Level Data
    High-Impact Targeting with Personal & Professional Level Data Meredith Berninge, Pat OBrien Dec 6 2017 8:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Your customers’ professional attributes are just as important as their non-professional attributes. Career paths speak to who a person is - to their values and interests. When you know what someone does for a living or the company they work for, you have a better idea of their intentions and life trajectory. But these consumer insights are often forgotten when the marketing campaign is built and executed, which leaves money on the table.
  • How Facebook Advertising Can Drive Calls and Real-World Engagement
    How Facebook Advertising Can Drive Calls and Real-World Engagement Juan Venegas, Director of Marketing, Telmetrics & Janet Janzen, Digital Marketing Specialist, Telmetrics Dec 6 2017 8:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In recent years, social media advertising has evolved from generating mere clicks to websites to generating leads with a high probability to buy. The latest development in this evolution has been to promote calls and messages as a way to engage with ads. In this summit, we’ll cover why calls and texts should be an important part of your social strategy and why call tracking technology is a must for Facebook Ads that drive calls. Expect to learn about strategies to get the most out of social calls and messages, call tracking tactics you can use today and some surprising data on calls and social.

    Presenter Info:

    Juan Venegas, Director of Marketing
    With 12-years of experience in marketing, Juan has a deep understanding of digital marketing strategy as well as a proven track record in creating successful performance-driven online marketing programs for consumer and business markets.

    Janet Janzen, Digital Marketing Specialist
    Janet Janzen is knowledgeable in all aspects of digital marketing from SEO, paid advertising, call tracking and analytics, as well as CRM management.
  • Baselines & Benchmarks –Making Open Source Big Data Analytics Easy
    Baselines & Benchmarks –Making Open Source Big Data Analytics Easy Arjuna Chala, Sr. Director of Special Projects for the HPCC Systems Dec 7 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Bringing heterogeneous data into a homogenous data warehouse environment is one of the most daunting aspects of any big data implementation.

    Even though Apache Spark and HPCC Systems Thor can be thought of as complementary, there is interest in comparing their performance with data analytics-related benchmarks, specifically transformation, cleaning, normalization, and aggregation. Join us to hear how HPCC Systems Thor's performance compares to Apache Spark utilizing standard benchmarking methodologies.

    Learn how these benchmarks and HPCC Systems can help you establish new baselines that:
    •Improve the speed and accuracy of the transformation, cleaning, normalization, and aggregation processes
    •Enable efficient use of developer resources and development budgets
    •Facilitate the use of standard hardware, operating systems, and protocols
  • Analytics and Machine Learning Drives ITOA 2.0 for Better App Performance
    Analytics and Machine Learning Drives ITOA 2.0 for Better App Performance Nancy Gohring, Senior Analyst at 451 Research and Kalyan Ramanathan, VP Product Marketing at Sumo Logic Dec 7 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Today’s leading enterprises are striving to deliver high performance, highly scalable and always-on digital services. Built using a host of modern tools including microservices, multiple cloud platforms, containers and DevOps practices, these apps present new challenges for operations teams when it comes to understanding and driving performance.

    Although IT operations analytics (ITOA) tools bring visibility to IT teams, they don’t operate well in today’s complex and heterogeneous environments. A new breed of ITOA solutions (ITOA 2.0), driven by advancements in machine learning and big-data technologies are poised to better respond to the needs of IT pros responsible for the modern complex applications.

    In this webinar, we will discuss:

    •The driving factors behind the evolution of ITOA to ITOA 2.0
    •How machine learning and analytics play a central role
    •Why correlation of logs and metrics is becoming critical for monitoring tools
    •How organizations can leverage ITOA 2.0 technologies to reduce mean time to identify the source of problems and repair them
  • In Search of the Golden Leads: A Discussion with Samantha Chow and LexisNexis
    In Search of the Golden Leads: A Discussion with Samantha Chow and LexisNexis Samantha Chow - Senior Analyst Aite Group and Stephen Guerra, Director Acquisition & Retention LexisNexis Risk Solutions Dec 7 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Reaching the right insurance prospects, at the right time should be easier than ever before. However, this is not necessarily the reality. Despite increased data resources and analytic capabilities, insurance marketers continue to struggle to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to lead quality. This was just one of the findings in a recent Aite Group industry report titled ‘Lead Generation in Insurance: In Search of the Golden Leads,’ authored by Senior Analyst Samantha Chow. During this webinar Chow will uncover the findings of her report with LexisNexis Risk Solutions and discuss some of the innovative solutions available today for insurance carriers.
  • Become a Force in Customer Engagement
    Become a Force in Customer Engagement Ari Weil, Sr. Director, Industry Marketing, Akamai Dec 7 2017 8:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Digital disruption is creating opportunities and very real challenges for businesses large and small. Industry leaders understand that connecting with customers through the best digital experiences is key to competing in today’s marketplace. And laying the foundations for how those connections will evolve is even more critical to creating opportunities tomorrow. Hear from Akamai about the disruptive trends and digital innovations that will make you a customer engagement Jedi master.
  • Shift Left: How testing early and often is best for the business and customer
    Shift Left: How testing early and often is best for the business and customer Nancy Gohring 451 Research and Steve Feloney CA Technologies Dec 12 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Organizations in most any industry are feeling increasing pressure to move fast. But at what cost? Some have learned the hard way that skipping crucial processes, like testing, damages performance and impacts customer sentiments on your brand. In this case, the fast time to market becomes meaningless.

    Smart businesses are adapting to a shift left strategy. These teams are learning how to incorporate testing early and often in the release cycle, supporting business requirements to move fast while ensuring high-performing products and quality. But getting there isn’t easy. In this webinar, we’ll cover:

    •Testing tools: tool choice is important. Not all tools have been designed to support this new paradigm.
    •Integrations: to be effective, testing tools must integrate easily with the tools and processes modern teams use, including CI/CD and APM products. Further, these tools must be very easy to use, specifically for developers.
    •Organizational models: shifting left requires changes to traditional organizations and culture. We’ll share insight into the successful models we’ve seen.
  • Driving Value with Data Science
    Driving Value with Data Science Thomas W. Dinsmore, Director of Product Marketing, Cloudera Data Science Dec 12 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This is the age of data science. We have more data, computing power and software packages than ever before, and we’re driving real value with data science. But challenges remain: fragmented and dirty data, collaboration issues, and long project cycle times.

    Keys to success: a ‘data-first’ approach, enabling collaboration, and a focus on prediction. Cloudera Data Science delivers the unified platform you need for rapid time to value with the most advanced machine learning techniques, including deep learning.
  • M&A Leaders’ Survey from 451 Research and Morrison & Foerster
    M&A Leaders’ Survey from 451 Research and Morrison & Foerster Brenon Daly, 451 Research and Rob Townsend, Morrison & Foerster Dec 13 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Undeterred by the recent slowdown in M&A activity in 2017, tech acquirers have largely left their bullish forecast for dealmaking unchanged. For the third consecutive time, essentially half of the respondents to the semi-annual M&A Leaders' Survey from 451 Research and Morrison & Foerster indicated that they expected an acceleration in acquisition activity in the coming half-year. Join us for a lively discussion on where acquirers are looking to buy and what they expect to pay in those deals.
  • AR and VR by the Numbers: A Data First Approach to the Technology and Market
    AR and VR by the Numbers: A Data First Approach to the Technology and Market Nicolas Nadeau, President and Exostatic; Andrew Mayer, VR/AR Consultant Dec 13 2017 8:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    With AR and VR technologies, it’s the first time that data collection has been part of the front-end strategy vs back-end process. As companies compete to create new, interactive experiences, data is the tool of choice to measure all aspects of player engagement and marketing effectiveness. In this webinar, two industry experts, Nicolas Nadeau and Andrew Mayer, will talk about the trends driving AR and VR markets today, and what data-driven approaches companies need to think about to compete in these markets tomorrow.

    Nicolas Nadeau - President, Exostatic

    Multidisciplinary entrepreneur who has been working in the gaming industry for more than 15 years, Nicolas produced video games for Ubisoft, Disney and Gameloft with his first company in 1999. He then joined the ranks of EA followed by Ubisoft as an economic designer and producer. He founded exostatic.com 5 years ago and worked with major clients such as Microsoft (US), BBC (UK), Hoplon (Brazil) & Warner Brothers. Amongst others, Exostatic is notably in charge of the complete app data pipeline for Mattel as well as analytics for one of the leading VR game developers, Survios.

    Andrew Mayer, VR/AR Consultant

    His unique insights on gameplay, platform, and player interaction have translated into highly successful projects in a variety of mediums, from tabletop to television (and everything in-between). During that time Andrew has worked with numerous companies including Sony, Time Warner, EA/Bioware, and Telepictures Productions. He has integrated interactive experiences with major intellectual properties, including Batman, Tonka Toys, Reader Rabbit, The Ellen Show, and much more.

    Andrew currently works as a consultant and teacher, helping students and companies create more powerful interactive experiences through the effective integration of play, content, engagement, and monetization across numerous platforms, including mobile, VR, and AR.
  • The Advantages of Open Source for Enterprise
    The Advantages of Open Source for Enterprise Ben Bromhead, CTO and Co-Founder, Instaclustr Dec 14 2017 6:30 pm UTC 30 mins
    Our bi-weekly webinar series will each focus on a few of the key benefits of open source software for enterprise.

    Adoption of open source software (OSS) at the enterprise level has flourished, as more businesses discover the considerable advantages that open source solutions hold over their proprietary counterparts, and as the enterprise mentality around open source continues to shift.

    In this three part series you will discover:
    - How to make smart use of open source software
    - Why Cassandra is a smart business decision
    - How to ensure your applications run smoothly on Cassandra
    - Why open source is the new norm
    - How to leverage the power of the open source community
  • 5 Ways to Fuel Your Big Data Analytics in 2018
    5 Ways to Fuel Your Big Data Analytics in 2018 John Morrell, Senior Director Product Marketing, Datameer Dec 14 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The big data analytics market has undergone continuous transformation since its’ inception and continued in 2017 with new innovations and a strong move to the cloud. But from the view of a customer, the world should be getting simpler, not more complex, and they expect products to make deployments faster and easier.

    Instead of complex, “piece together your own architecture” approaches, 2018 will be a year in which customers can really focus on what’s important – the data and analytics – and not the underlying technologies that support them, whether on-premise, in the cloud, or hybrid.

    In this session, John will explore five ways in which modern big data platforms will enable to you:

    -Accelerate your big data initiatives
    -Get more value from your data lakes
    -Drive faster, more innovative analytics
  • The Last Mile: Implementing Your Data Strategy
    The Last Mile: Implementing Your Data Strategy Peter Sprague, VP of Product Management Dec 14 2017 8:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Data leaders face a daunting challenge: implementing enterprise-wide data strategies that deliver tangible wins without sacrificing security, agility, and transparency. To successfully implement their strategies, they must approach this by deploying a solution that leverages existing investments while meeting changing organizational needs. We will discuss best practices for taking their data strategies through the last mile and how an Analytics OS makes it possible.
  • The Dreamforce Dialogues: Applying the Best of DF17 to your 2018 Event Strategy
    The Dreamforce Dialogues: Applying the Best of DF17 to your 2018 Event Strategy Angelina Elhassan, James Huddleston, & Lillian Bui Dec 14 2017 9:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Join Certain, Demandbase, and Radius as we discuss the ins and outs of our events strategy in a live webcast on Thursday, December 14th at 1pm. From the planning timeline to key successes and challenges, we’re taking a look behind the curtain.

    You’ll walk away knowing how to:
    -Strategize your presence at conferences & tradeshows to make the most impact
    -Measure leading indicators of success and KPIs post event
    -Allocate your budget in the best way possible