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  • Five Keys to Fixing Healthcare Provider Data Quality Once and for All
    Five Keys to Fixing Healthcare Provider Data Quality Once and for All
    Richard Cramer, Chief Healthcare Strategist, Informatica & Tony Sheaffer, Master Data Management Specialist, Informatica Recorded: Oct 22 2019 30 mins
    Health plans have made big investments and great progress in improving operations, enhancing the member experience and becoming more data-driven. However, inaccurate and unreliable provider data continues to be a source of inefficiency, unnecessary rework, and a barrier to innovation.
  • How AI is transforming customer reviews into crucial business intelligence
    How AI is transforming customer reviews into crucial business intelligence
    Trust Pilot Dec 3 2019 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Getting a ton of customer reviews is great. But if you don't have a way to analyze them for patterns and trends, you're missing out on some business-changing data. Artificial intelligence now offers a fast, efficient, and cost-effective way to unlock insights from your reviews, highlighting trends and customer pains automatically. That means you can focus your time on solving customer issues instead of chasing them down, and learn what it takes to delight, surprise, and keep your customers coming back.

    Join this VB Live event to learn how AI, natural language processing, and machine learning can help you become more customer-focused, turn good feedback into great product, improve the areas that need your attention, uncover what really matter to your customers, and more.

    Registration is free!

    You'll learn:
    *How to find themes in your customer reviews so that you can fix the real pain points instead of putting "band-aids" on each unhappy customer

    *Steps to guide your business decisions around what your customers say they want, not what you think they want

    *The importance of addressing your most common negative issues first to see an immediate change in your customer satisfaction level

    *The concept of always improving your customer experience - searching for trends in your good reviews to turn them into great reviews

    Speakers:
    *Ramin Vatanparast, Chief Product Officer, TrustPilot

    More speakers coming soon!
  • AmerisourceBergen: Data Protection for HIPAA, CCPA, GDPR Privacy Compliance
    AmerisourceBergen: Data Protection for HIPAA, CCPA, GDPR Privacy Compliance
    Arvin Bansal, Senior Director Cyber Governance, AmerisourceBergen, Nathan Turajski, Sr. Director, Informatica Recorded: Oct 10 2019 32 mins
    The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), GDPR and other mandates are a wake-up call to take a fresh look at data protection for personal information. As the scope of sensitive data and user rights requirements have evolved, this includes industries with significant experience managing legacy mandates such as PCI DSS or HIPAA.

    AmerisourceBergen is no stranger to industry mandates like HIPAA and HITECH, but is now preparing for a future where the number and impact of healthcare data breaches continues to increase, even as user transparency demands expanded controls. However, there is a silver lining as data privacy controls can also help accelerate digital transformation and enable safe value creation. In this webinar, you’ll learn how AmerisourceBergen approaches making information safe with world-class data masking techniques as a critical component of their privacy journey, and how Informatica is helping deliver data privacy governance solutions for the next-generation Data 3.0 evolution.
  • Data Privacy Laws: Compliance and Consent Management Tips for Marketers
    Data Privacy Laws: Compliance and Consent Management Tips for Marketers
    Sam Ngo and Connor Bouthot Recorded: Oct 10 2019 46 mins
    New data privacy laws continue to roll out worldwide. Browsers are doubling down on user-tracking behaviors. And with GDPR-esque laws coming to the U.S. — including the CCPA — companies need to provide a standard of consumer privacy.

    What most brands don’t realize, though, is these data privacy measures offer an opportunity to build trust with their customers and garner greater customer loyalty. Consumers expect to give up data — if they get something in return.

    A CDP with identity resolution functionality can help you unify and activate customer data on their terms. Be prepared to take advantage of new data privacy laws by joining our webinar.
  • Getting Ready for CCPA: How it Differs from GDPR and Strategies for Compliance
    Getting Ready for CCPA: How it Differs from GDPR and Strategies for Compliance
    Maltie Maraj, Senior Counsel, Tealium & Ted Sfikas, Director, Solutions Consultants, NA & LATAM Recorded: Oct 9 2019 60 mins
    In about three months, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will go into effect. This new legislation is slated to be one of the toughest data privacy laws in the US; however, many companies are still unsure how— or even if— the law will affect them. Whether the CCPA affects your company or not, it still reflects the growing importance for brands to invest in data governance, security, orchestration, and automation.

    These next few months will be critical for brands who are quickly trying to ramp up and understand how to comply with the CCPA. If you’re left wondering what the law means for you, what the differences are between CCPA and GDPR, or what the key initial steps are you need to be taking towards compliance, you’re not alone.

    Register now for our upcoming webinar where we will show you how to build a data foundation to assist in CCPA compliance as well as:

    - 5 key differences between GDPR and CCPA
    - The importance of automating parts of your customer data governance
    - Legal and technological considerations for both laws

    And so much more! We hope to see you there.
  • 9 Modern Data Warehousing Architecture Patterns and Use Cases
    9 Modern Data Warehousing Architecture Patterns and Use Cases
    Dave Wells, Director, Eckerson Vamshi Sriperumbudur, Portfolio Marketing, Informatica Recorded: Oct 3 2019 43 mins
    For successful analytics & AI initiatives, your cloud data warehouses and cloud data lakes must work together in a cohesive data management architecture. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for data management architecture. Every data warehouse is unique; thus, every modernization plan is unique. There are, however, several architectural patterns for modernization that help to shift from data warehouse and data lake silos to cohesion and compatibility between data lakes and data warehouses.

    Use these patterns individually, in combination, or as mix-and-match for multiple warehouses to develop a modernization plan and drive your analytics and AI projects:
    • Data Warehousing Outside the Data Lake
    • Data Warehousing Inside the Data Lake
    • Data Warehousing in Front of the Data Lake
    • Data Warehousing Inside & Outside the Data Lake
  • Storing and Using Metrics for 3000 nodes - How Instaclustr use a Time Series Cas
    Storing and Using Metrics for 3000 nodes - How Instaclustr use a Time Series Cas
    Jordan Braiuka, Senior Software Engineer Recorded: Oct 3 2019 44 mins
    At Instaclustr, we use one of our own Cassandra clusters and a custom monitoring application to store, process, and retrieve metrics on every single node in our fleet. The talk will introduce how we collect, process, store, and rollup all the metrics which pass through our monitoring system every second. We will discuss why using Cassandra, time buckets, and Spark is really suited to efficiently and quickly store, and query all that monitoring data.
  • Power of Product Data Series: Get More than 1000 Words from Your Product Images
    Power of Product Data Series: Get More than 1000 Words from Your Product Images
    EIS Director of Delivery Jason Hein and Principal Taxonomist Chantal Schweitzer Recorded: Oct 3 2019 16 mins
    In this conversation, our digital commerce experts walks through the impact that product images have on discovery and conversion online and describes a simple approach to differentiating your product images in a way that can scale alongside your business.
  • 20 Questions on the CCPA with Joe Bracken, Deputy General Counsel
    20 Questions on the CCPA with Joe Bracken, Deputy General Counsel
    Joe Bracken, VP and Deputy General Counsel, Nathan Turajski, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Recorded: Oct 2 2019 44 mins
    Personal data privacy is top of mind with massive data breaches in the news, along with new US privacy legislation taking effect. As high-profile regulation for the world’s fifth largest economy, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) starts enforcement on January 1, 2020. But how does the CCPA impact US organizations, their customers and ordinary California citizens, as well as other US States keeping a close eye with their own new rules? Unlike prior legislation that started with breach notifications, the CCPA now raises the stakes with data protection requirements and new user rights for transparency into how sensitive data is handled. Are you prepared for the CCPA?

    Watch this webinar with Joe Bracken, Informatica’s VP and Deputy General Counsel, Privacy, Products and Intellectual Property, as he answers 20 common questions that businesses and consumers alike should be asking about how the CCPA will impact them. Insights into the CCPA can help you on your journey with a data privacy governance approach to new compliance obligations and consumer rights about to take effect!
  • The Business Value and Bottom Line Impact of Taxonomy
    The Business Value and Bottom Line Impact of Taxonomy
    Seth Earley, CEO, EIS & Carla Pealer, Taxonomy Consultant, EIS Recorded: Oct 2 2019 52 mins
    Business agility rests upon a well-architected environment of business processes, workflows, and communications.

    So how does taxonomy fit in? It’s everywhere - taxonomy is the foundational building block that improves efficiencies, collaboration, and cost reductions across the enterprise. And the more agile you are, the better opportunity you have to compete and win.

    In this webcat you will learn:

    • Industry-agnostic best practices to boost your bottom line and beat your competition through taxonomy design and semantic integration
    • How taxonomy design enables customer acquisition, search relevancy, structured data, faster time to market, asset reuse, and more.

    Speaker: Carla Pealer, Consultant, Earley Information Science
  • Powerful Strategies for Keeping Your Technical Content Fresh
    Powerful Strategies for Keeping Your Technical Content Fresh
    Joe Gelb & Megan Gilhooly Recorded: Oct 2 2019 58 mins
    To provide a great self-service experience, you need to provide fresh content. But it’s about more than updating content regularly. It’s about making sure your documentation portal and customer interactions offer dynamic content and opportunities for immediate user feedback, actionable analytics, and more.

    The problem? As the amount of documentation in your organization grows, so too does the complexity of trying to maintain it all. So how do successful documentation teams keep up with an ever-expanding library? How do they reliably maintain the freshness and relevance of hundreds of thousands of pages?

    It’s never been easy. But recent innovations are making it much easier.

    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and his special guests, Joe Gelb, President and Head of Business Development at Zoomin Software, and Megan Gilhooly, VP of Customer Experience at Zoomin Software, for this free one-hour webinar. Joe and Megan will reveal strategies for maintaining content freshness and creating personalized content experiences, using case studies to demonstrate how you too can get the most value out of your technical content.

    Joe Gelb has over twenty years of experience helping enterprises implement, maintain and capitalize on structured content. At Zoomin, he has spearheaded the development of advanced technology solutions for dynamic content delivery.

    Megan recently joined Zoomin after serving as Senior Manager of Content Strategy at Amazon Web Services. Previously, she was Director of Information Experience at Ping Identity, and Director of Technical Communications at INVIDI Technologies.
  • CDPs: Choosing the Right Type for Your Customer Data Strategy
    CDPs: Choosing the Right Type for Your Customer Data Strategy
    Elizabeth Marshall, Manager, Solution Consulting North America - Northwest and Central at Tealium Recorded: Sep 30 2019 41 mins
    From clicks to calls, companies have a ton of customer data. Managing that data is a key business challenge, which is why so many companies are turning to Customer Data Platforms. As more vendors crowd into the CDP space, there are two clear CDP styles emerging: data-focused and campaign.

    Before choosing a CDP, it’s critical to put a customer data strategy in place first that aligns with one of these CDP styles. The strategies and CDP you choose will have a huge impact on your team’s day-to-day operations, your customer’s experience, and your ability to manage a real-time, compliant customer data supply chain.

    In this session, you’ll learn the key differences between data-focused and campaign-focused CDPs, as well as:

    - Why your CDP strategy should be a company-wide initiative, not just marketing-driven
    - How a CDP will help you overcome the challenges of collecting and activating customer data
    - Why a CDP initiative is a perfect opportunity to bridge the divide between marketing and IT teams
  • Modernizing Your On-Premises Data Warehouse to  Azure
    Modernizing Your On-Premises Data Warehouse to Azure
    Matt Basile, Azure Data Program Manager, Microsoft, Bill Creekbaum, Sr. Director Product Management, Informatica Recorded: Sep 26 2019 29 mins
    Companies are looking to modernize their existing on-premises data warehouse to a modern cloud data warehouse, like Azure SQL Data Warehouse, to address the ever-changing business requirements of a data-driven enterprise.

    Join this joint webinar by Informatica and Microsoft to learn the benefits of migrating to Azure SQL Data Warehouse and the advantages of using Informatica with Azure. We will demonstrate how to:

    - Discover the right data to migrate
    - Understand the lineage and dependencies of the data you want to migrate
    - Automatically provision and load data to Azure SQL Data Warehouse
  • Personalisation + email automation = happy customer
    Personalisation + email automation = happy customer
    Kath Pay and Daniel Meck Recorded: Sep 26 2019 63 mins
    In this must-watch webinar, Kath Pay of Holistic Email Marketing and Daniel Meck of Moosend, will build the case for easily delivering personalised emails using insights & automations. Attending this webinar will not only inspire you but also empower you to deliver these powerful customer experiences to your subscribers and customers.
  • Practical Advice On Driving Cost Efficiencies
    Practical Advice On Driving Cost Efficiencies
    BRC and Trustly Recorded: Sep 26 2019 37 mins
    There are more payment methods than ever before. The costs associated with taking payments are also numerous and growing – whether it’s Merchant Service Charges, bad debt, losses, Cash-In-Transit, or related administration costs. Last year, these associated costs rose to £1.23 billion across the retail industry.

    Staying ahead of changing purchasing behaviours and technologies while managing the growing transaction costs, is now a core challenge for all UK retailers - big and small.

    Our Payments expert, alongside our partners at Trustly, will provide practical advice on how you can assess and take steps to reduce your transaction costs while optimising your payment technologies to meet business needs and customer demands.
  • Enterprise Data Governance – Scale or Fail
    Enterprise Data Governance – Scale or Fail
    Thomas Brence, Dir Product Marketing, Data Quality and Governance, & Patrick Dewald, Sr. Dir of Data Governance Strategy Recorded: Sep 25 2019 41 mins
    This is the second webinar in the three-part Data Governance series.  At the heart of a successful Enterprise Data Governance program are people. Some are technical. Some are not. Some are located in the lines of business while others work in IT. Some have a particular view on data policies. Others are likely to disagree. No enterprise data governance program is perfect but in order to scale and be truly enterprise-wide, silos need to be broken.

    This is a great webinar for anyone dealing with silos that are holding back an enterprise data governance program. In this webinar, we will showcase how others have overcome these challenges and will share some best practices.
  • Why Marketers Should Be Obsessed with Data
    Why Marketers Should Be Obsessed with Data
    Informatica's Bryan Weinman, Business Development Executive and Jennifer McGinn, Director Product Marketing Recorded: Sep 24 2019 31 mins
    Marketers need a customer intelligence system that will help them:
    •Drive customer engagement, customer loyalty, and advocacy
    •Differentiate from the competition on the ability to understand the customer better

    Informatica Customer 360 Insights enables marketers to connect fragmented customer data and create a contextual 360 view to power digital and marketing transformation initiatives.
  • 3 reasons to protect your website against bad bots
    3 reasons to protect your website against bad bots
    Peter Blum, VP of Technology at Instart Recorded: Sep 19 2019 22 mins
    IT leaders know that protecting their visitors and their website is only getting harder. Every online customer touchpoint is under attack by automated bots — disrupting traffic, stealing sensitive information, and ruining web experiences. But how do you detect automated bots? These days it is extremely common to see globally distributed botnets that look and act human, but are they actually conducting fraud or attacks against your web app without you knowing?

    Join Instart’s VP of Technology, Peter Blum, in the second episode of our Web App Security Expert Webinar Series to discuss bot detection and mitigation.

    In this webinar you will learn:
    -The true threat of bad bots
    -How bots impact your web performance and security
    -How to detect and mitigate malicious bot attacks
    -How Instart helps protect against bad bots
  • Building a Strong Office of the Chief Data Officer (CDO)
    Building a Strong Office of the Chief Data Officer (CDO)
    Juan Tello, CDO Deloitte LLP and Juan Riojas, CDO Informatica Recorded: Sep 19 2019 46 mins
    Data is no longer an advantage; everyone has it. But how you harness data to power your business can give your organization a competitive edge. The CDO is a critical enabler among the leadership team, providing the executive ownership needed to enhance decision making, improve operational efficiency, and empower innovation.
  • Taxonomy and Metadata: DITA Content That's Easy to Find, Manage, and Reuse
    Taxonomy and Metadata: DITA Content That's Easy to Find, Manage, and Reuse
    Jarod Sickler, Information Developer Recorded: Sep 18 2019 61 mins
    Your content architecture is the foundation for better content management within your organization. That’s why it’s vital to have a strategy for taxonomy and metadata in DITA.

    Developing a robust taxonomy and metadata strategy will help you create content that is easy to find, easy to manage, and easy to reuse.

    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and his special guest, Jarod Sickler, Information Developer for Jorsek LLC, the makers of easyDITA, for this free one-hour webinar.
  • Getting Returns right: How to make your returns experience exceptional
    Getting Returns right: How to make your returns experience exceptional
    Sebastian Naylor, Product Owner, Metapack and Laura Matthews, Content Marketing Manager, Metapack Recorded: Sep 18 2019 41 mins
    Do you have a successful strategy to manage Returns?

    41% of consumers say they sometimes or often purchase multiple products online knowing they will return some or all of them. Retailers and brands need to get the returns experience right to reduce basket abandonment, increase conversion and increase customer loyalty.

    Learn how you can reduce your reverse supply chain costs and provide a differentiated returns experience in our webinar.

    We will share best practise examples and insight for getting returns right.
  • Perception and Design: A Science-Based Approach for Creating Content that Works
    Perception and Design: A Science-Based Approach for Creating Content that Works
    Tina Kister, Information Developer Recorded: Sep 17 2019 62 mins
    When it comes to content, design is inevitable. The question is whether it works. Design is at least 15 times more important than content when it comes to user trust and engagement. In as few as 15 milliseconds, users form first impressions that have measurable consequences for credibility, usability, and engagement.
     
    We tend to think of design as either “good” or “bad,” and as a mysterious and magical thing with a life of its own inspired by an elusive muse and completely subjective in nature. However, design is fundamentally neutral in nature, with no inherent positive or negative qualities. The way we respond to design is based on a complex, yet predictable, interaction between sensory stimuli and human anatomy, neurobiology, and cognition.
     
    The term “design” refers either to the arrangement of things or to the act of arranging things. “Intentional design” refers to the act of deliberately arranging elements to solve a specific problem – that is, to elicit a desired response.
     
    When it comes to content, design is critical. Whether you use intentional design or not, content and design are inseparable; users inevitably perceive and respond to design, and it always makes an impression. So, the key to creating compelling content is learning to use intentional design, rather than incidental design.
     
    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and his guest, Tina Kister, for this one-hour webinar. Kister will explore the correlations between the science of perception and the discipline of design, and how both are integral to creating effective content. Tina will also distill the basics of design into a few simple concepts, and provide a few basic rules you can use to ensure that every design choice is intentional and effective.

    We hope to see you there!
  • California Consumer Privacy Act: What it is, Why it Matters and How to Prepare
    California Consumer Privacy Act: What it is, Why it Matters and How to Prepare
    Ted Sfikas, Director of Solutions Consultants, NA & LATAM, Tealium Recorded: Sep 16 2019 56 mins
    The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will go into effect January 1, 2020 and is slated to be one of the toughest data privacy laws in the US. The law will expand and enforce the rights of California consumers in several new regulatory areas and businesses will be required to be extremely transparent about how they are collecting, using and disclosing their customers’ personal data.

    This new privacy law reflects a global trend of the growing importance for brands to invest in data governance, security, orchestration and automation. Regulatory compliance is now equating to the quality of a company’s brand.

    Like the recent GDPR law in the European Union, the CCPA reinforces the modern theme that operating a real-time, secure, and auditable platform for collecting, enriching and activating customer data has become mandatory - not only for compliance objectives, but also for new revenue and customer loyalty goals.

    Join this webinar to learn what the CCPA is and how it applies to your organization, as well as:
    - Consumer rights under the CCPA
    - Key requirements and compliance details
    - The impact CCPA has on your company
    - A strategic roadmap to CCPA compliance
    - The role of a data supply chain in CCPA
    - And so much more!
  • Power of Product Data Series: One Product, One Place
    Power of Product Data Series: One Product, One Place
    EIS Director of Delivery Jason Hein and Principal Taxonomist Chantal Schweitzer Recorded: Sep 12 2019 16 mins
    Join us for our next 15-Minute No B.S. (really!) episode in our "Power of Product Data" series. This series is for people who need to understand the impact of product data on the customer experience - but aren't experts.
    In this episode, Jason Hein and Chantal Schweizer will break down:
    --how to harness organizing principles to help users get to the product they want so they can buy,
    --how to categorize to save time and resources over time.
  • How Intelligent Data Governance Increases KPN’s Value to Customers
    How Intelligent Data Governance Increases KPN’s Value to Customers
    Zimma Kluit, Metadata Product Owner, KPN, Thomas Brence, Director, Product Marketing, Informatica Recorded: Sep 12 2019 30 mins
    Data needs to be a business asset, from the board of directors on down, and the team at KPN took this message to heart. In order to ensure that they could create a valuable experience for their customers, they needed to know what data they had, who was responsible for it, and if it was high quality. Without completing these basic steps they couldn’t consider their data to be valuable. During this informative webinar, the team from KPN will share how they have put data in control in order to:
    • Comply with regulations
    • Drive faster innovations
    • Optimize operations
    Together with Informatica’s Intelligent Data Governance products, KPN has been able to design a solution that is purposefully built for their team members, captures the right data and information, and can scale across their enterprise through automation.
    Join us to learn how their Intelligent Data Governance solution is:
    • Valuable
    • Scalable
    • Agile
    • Secure
  • Enterprise Data Governance -- Dream Work vs. Team Work
    Enterprise Data Governance -- Dream Work vs. Team Work
    Thomas Brence, Dir Product Marketing, Data Quality and Governance, & Patrick Dewald, Sr. Dir of Data Governance Strategy Oct 23 2019 6:00 pm UTC 39 mins
    For too long, Data Governance was seen as a hindrance to growth in organizations. Often stuck with the same perception as Legal or Regulatory, the Data Governance team was seen as red-tape. In order to overcome this perception, effective data governance leaders have turned to Collaboration instead of Control. By working with each team across the organization, effective data governance leaders can overcome the stigma and ensure that enterprise-wide programs can be built and goals can be met.
  • Power of Product Data Series: Stop Hiding Product in Your Taxonomies
    Power of Product Data Series: Stop Hiding Product in Your Taxonomies
    EIS Director of Delivery Jason Hein and Principal Taxonomist Chantal Schweitzer Oct 24 2019 5:00 pm UTC 15 mins
    Many product taxonomies start with good intentions but are corrupted over time by a proliferation of “miscellaneous” nodes – virtual “junk drawers” that hide product from customers. In this talk, EIS discusses why “junk drawers” can be a problem in taxonomy and shows how to avoid (or at least manage) them for improved customer engagement.
  • Email Testing: 5 Things You're Probably Doing Wrong and How To Fix them
    Email Testing: 5 Things You're Probably Doing Wrong and How To Fix them
    Kath Pay & Tom Ricards Nov 5 2019 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    According to this year’s Econsultancy’s Email Marketing Census, 22% of email marketers state they will focus on campaign optimisation & testing. Yet, many marketers perform tests based on misinformation and could potentially be optimising for the wrong result.

    So are you just testing for the sake of testing? Or are your A/B and multivariate strategies truly moving the needle?

    Join Kath Pay of Holistic Email Marketing and Tom Ricards of Fresh Relevance to find out the 5 most common mistakes made and be inspired by a showcase of meaningful tests that drove great results.
  • Product Data - the Great Enabler for IoT, Marketplaces, and more
    Product Data - the Great Enabler for IoT, Marketplaces, and more
    David Bonk Graco | Russ Sharer, Fulham | Luis Marcos, Honeywell Nov 6 2019 6:00 pm UTC 59 mins
    In this webinar we explore how intelligently enriched product data drives growth and differentiation in the marketplace. Ecommerce websites, replacement part reference guides, online marketplaces and IoT monitoring platforms all have one thing in common.  They all depend on detailed, accurate and comprehensive product information databases.
    Product data is a critical driver for core offerings today, and will be even more critical as organizations innovate across their value chains in the future.

    In this session our leadership panel discuss:
    •    What is enriched product data
    •    Enhancing your brand position and value to customers
    •    How enriched product data enables innovation
    •    Preparedness for interoperability

    This webinar will be of interest to marketing, product management, service management and data management executives with manufacturers, distributors, and service providers.  Also, anyone exploring the role that product data plays in defining and growing their offerings and transforming their customer value propositions.
  • Power of Product Data Series: The Power and Peril of Global Attributes
    Power of Product Data Series: The Power and Peril of Global Attributes
    EIS Director of Delivery Jason Hein and Principal Taxonomist Chantal Schweitzer Nov 14 2019 6:00 pm UTC 15 mins
    Attributes are powerful tools in Digital B2B, but they are also a lot of work to design and maintain. “Global” attributes – which are used across all categories – can be a tempting way to simplify content strategy. Here, our digital commerce experts will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Global Attributes and provide guidance about when (and when not) to use them in your data model.
  • Instaclustr's Open Source Tools For Cassandra - LDAP/Kerberos, Prometheus Export
    Instaclustr's Open Source Tools For Cassandra - LDAP/Kerberos, Prometheus Export
    Adam Zegelin, Co-Founder of Instaclustr Nov 19 2019 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This session walks devs through Instaclustr's Cassandra tools and how they add key functionality and ease-of-use to their deployments.
    -An LDAP authenticator plug-in for Cassandran. The open source LDAP authenticator plug-in works closely with the existing CassandraAuthorizer implementation. The plug-in enables developers to quickly reap the benefits of secure LDAP authentication without the need to write their own solutions, and to transition to using the authenticator with zero downtime.
    -A Kerberos authenticator plug-in for CassandranThe open source Kerberos authenticator plug-in enables Cassandra users to leverage Kerberos’ industry-leading secure authentication and true single sign-on capabilities. The open source project also includes a Kerberos authenticator plugin for the Cassandra Java driver.
    - Cassandra Prometheus Exporter. The cassandra-exporter is a high-performance metrics collection agent that allows for easy integration with the Prometheus monitoring solution. It has been designed to collect detailed metrics on production-sized clusters with complex schemata with minimal performance impact while at the same time following Prometheus's best practices for exporting metrics. - Additional utilities and debugging toolsnIncluding a utility to assist with backup and restore to various cloud providers, and tools to provide debug-level information about SSTables. - A Cassandra operator for running and operating Cassandra within KubernetesnThe open source Cassandra operator functions as a Cassandra-as-a-Service on Kubernetes, fully handling deployment and operations duties so that developers don’t have to. It also offers a consistent environment and set of operations founded on best practices, which is reproducible across production clusters and development, staging, and QA environments. The audience for this presentation will learn the specifics of how to implement – and get the most out of – these open source solutions.
  • From Homegrown to Commercial PIM: Transition Strategies for Success
    From Homegrown to Commercial PIM: Transition Strategies for Success
    Alison Tran, Client Partner, EIS; Chantal Schweizer, Principal Consultant, EIS Dec 4 2019 6:00 pm UTC 53 mins
    As your business and product data complexity grows, so too may your need for an enhanced PIM system that accounts for numerous operating units, separate companies, global operations, and more.

    How do you judge whether you are ready to jump from your homegrown solution? And if you’re ready to make the jump, what is the best path to ensure that you transition from one system to another successfully?

    In this session you will learn:

    * The milestones that signal your readiness to take on a commercial PIM
    * Best practices when making the transition to a commercial PIM
    * How to align your PIM strategy to a logical data model

    SPEAKERS
    Alison Tran, EIS, Client Partner, brings over 14 years of business and technology consulting experience in technology adoption, software implementation, organizational redesign, change management and process reengineering.
    Chantal Schweizer, EIS, Principal Consultant, a senior information organization professional with over 10 years experience in product information and taxonomy design.
  • Power of Product Data Series: Taxonomy Design Can Make/Break Browse Experience
    Power of Product Data Series: Taxonomy Design Can Make/Break Browse Experience
    EIS Director of Delivery Jason Hein and Principal Taxonomist Chantal Schweitzer Dec 5 2019 6:00 pm UTC 15 mins
    When designing a display taxonomy, many sites lose track of the customer journey at *each step* into a lower level. This can negatively impact the user experience – driving users away or inadvertently guiding them to the wrong part of your site. In this discussion, our digital commerce experts break down the design of design taxonomies and shares some tips and tricks to keep your design user friendly while accelerating discovery.
  • The Future of Open Source 2020 + Beyond
    The Future of Open Source 2020 + Beyond
    Ben Slater, CPO, Instaclustr Dec 10 2019 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This webinar will overview the key trends that Instaclustr is seeing in adoption of open source solutions for large scale, high reliability applications. What are the predominant use cases and technologies and what approaches are driving he most successful adoption? Looking forward, we will survey the trends shaping the development and proliferation of open source technology and how enterprises can shape their technology strategic to take advantage of these developments.