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  • Determine Which Processor is Right for your IoT Application Determine Which Processor is Right for your IoT Application Charles J. Lord, PE, President & Chief Trainer, Blue Ridge Advanced Design and Automation Dec 13 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    All processors are the same, right? Well, not exactly. In fact, they vary greatly in terms of price, performance, power consumption, and a host of other features that can make or break your design. In Day 1 of this three-part class, we will go over different design requirements and where the Intel Atom processor fits. Then we'll get into the feature set that's best for your specific IoT application: performance, security, media processing, image processing, time coordinated, computing, etc. Day 1 sponsored by Intel.
  • Are Batteries Becoming More Dangerous? Are Batteries Becoming More Dangerous? Wai Fun Kee, Industry Principal, TechVision Dec 14 2016 6:30 am UTC 60 mins
    The battery sector was stunned with the news of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones catching fire or exploding in September 2016, and was further shaken when the replacement smartphones suffered similar fates. Such developments underline the new territory that advanced battery designs are venturing into, where the slightest defect may have catastrophic consequences. Scientists and researchers are thus compelled to improve upon existing battery technologies, where batteries will have to meet ever-increasing demands for high power density, good lifecycle, long shelf life, low cost, and safety.
  • Building Out Your IoT Application Building Out Your IoT Application Charles J. Lord, PE, President & Chief Trainer, Blue Ridge Advanced Design and Automation Dec 14 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    While we can't build your complete system, we can take you through some of the key stages that'll put you well on the way toward finishing your design. In Day 2 of this three-day class, we'll look at the common subsystems with an IoT edge device and what you need to know to connect to the Fog and the Cloud. We'll also show you what some of the typical hurdles/stumbling blocks are, and most importantly, we'll show you how to navigate that slippery slope using an Intel Atom processor as our design example. Day 2 sponsored by Intel.
  • Instant messaging: The future of mobile marketing Instant messaging: The future of mobile marketing Stewart Rogers, Dir. of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Dec 14 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The rise of instant messaging has created the largest and fastest-growing potential consumer audience ever—and a powerful opportunity to form instant, one-to-one connections between your brand and your customers. According to Juniper research, by 2019, over 160 trillion messages will be sent every year. That amounts to 438 billion messages daily.

    Most messages are read within three minutes of being opened—this kind of immediacy is unparalleled in other communications. And IMs can include a stunning variety of contextual, relevant, interactive content, and create conversations, engagement, and a deeply personalized connection that’s never been possible with email.

    Join our latest VB Live executive workshop to learn how to leverage the power of instant messaging to form meaningful connections and reimagine how you think about retail, customer service, and the entire customer experience.

    By participating in this VB Live event you’ll:
    * Learn how to leverage instant messaging
    * Capture customer details in IM
    * Leverage instant messaging technologies to improve your marketing strategy overall
    * Use the high engagement of messaging in terms of viewabilty

    Speakers:
    * George Corbin, Senior Vice President, Marriott Digital
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Quinn Banks, Sr. Mobile Marketing Manager, Farmer's Insurance
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Future of Materials Shaped by Emerging Opportunities Future of Materials Shaped by Emerging Opportunities Aarthi Janakiraman, Team Leader - Chemicals and Advanced Materials, TechVision Dec 15 2016 5:30 am UTC 60 mins
    Industries are continuously intermingling to develop innovative products and services to satisfy the discerning needs of consumers. This convergence of industries may potentially disrupt existing business models and applications. Technologies, especially material technologies, act as key facilitators for the transforming innovation ecosystem. Therefore, it is imperative that companies review their portfolio and build their innovation pipeline of material technologies and customized products to be ready for future convergence and collaboration trends. The webinar will discuss key trends that are driving material innovations across different industries and focus on the emerging opportunities for materials across applications.
  • FITARA: What's New in Year Two? FITARA: What's New in Year Two? Nextgov | Underwritten by: DellEMC Dec 15 2016 1:30 pm UTC 195 mins
    Enacted into law two years ago, how has FITARA transformed the federal IT landscape? Challenges remain, yet FITARA has driven agencies to change the way the buy, inventory, and operate IT, and subtly pushed CIOs to stronger tech leadership roles within their organizations.

    At this event, we'll discuss FITARA's impact thus far on government, how agencies have responded to it and Congress' role in ensuring the government improves its IT operations. In addition, we'll look forward to 2017 and how the new administration may approach IT modernization.
  • The Software is the Differentiator The Software is the Differentiator Charles J. Lord, PE, President & Chief Trainer, Blue Ridge Advanced Design and Automation Dec 15 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Putting together the various pieces of an IoT system is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. But it's a finite task that most engineers can get through. When it comes to the operating system, other runtime software and the development tools available, here are seemingly endless possibilities. Hence, on Day 3 of this three-day class, we'll help you figure out what software is needed for your system, where you can find that software, how you can evaluate the software, what tools are available to help assemble the pieces and build your applications, and how to test it after it's been deployed. Day 3 sponsored by Intel.
  • How to make money off of Facebook Messenger How to make money off of Facebook Messenger Stewart Rogers, Dir. of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Jan 12 2017 8:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    With over 1 billion monthly active users, Facebook Messenger is beginning to change the world for companies looking for ways to connect with, engage, and retain an unprecedented number of customers. And we’re guessing that’s probably you.

    It’s all because of Messenger’s developer tools, which have leapt on the promise of bots for customer service and native payments without ever leaving the platform--and have thoroughly delivered on it. Users stay cozily inside the Messenger platform to play games, search, shop, pay, and more, meaning they’re fully engaged with your brand in multiple ways in a single brand context.

    Facebook’s long-term plan: make Messenger the center of users’ lives. Your short-term plan: start positioning yourself to take advantage of this revolution in messenger tech innovation. Register for this free VB Live event now and learn how you can monetize Messenger.

    In this webinar, you’ll:

    Understand the broader digital wallet strategy to connect with customers through chatbots
    Get valuable tips to spin chatbots into gold
    Learn the biggest mistake organizations are making with payments through Messenger

    Speakers:
    * Neil Ishibashi, Sr. Director, Design and Development, Fandango
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    More speakers to be announced soon.
  • How machine learning and AI will impact your marketing forever How machine learning and AI will impact your marketing forever Stewart Rogers, Dir. of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Jan 19 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Nearly $1.5 billion in funding went into over 200 AI companies in 2016, ads powered by IBM’s Watson tech lets users ask questions about the promoted product via voice or text, Google’s RankBrain is changing the business of SEO, and they’ve just announced not only a new range of machine learning APIs, products and upgrades, but a whole new Cloud Machine Learning group.

    Let’s call it: It’s honest-to-god paradigm shift, not just an excuse for another round of “open the pod bay doors, HAL” jokes—and it’s one that’s going to inevitably, unavoidably revolutionize marketing to the extent that if you’re not on board, you are going to be buried.

    Want to disrupt instead of be disrupted? To learn how to leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence to deliver highly personalized, real-time consumer engagement at a significantly lower cost? Join this interactive VB Live event.

    In this webinar you’ll:
    * Learn how speech recognition impacts the SEO value on your web presence
    * Understand the full ROI of fully automated chat bots for artificial human interaction
    * Integrate deep learning into your marketing strategy to realize unbelievable lift

    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
    More speakers to come
  • Pay TV, Video on Demand, and IPTV Growth Opportunities in Africa Pay TV, Video on Demand, and IPTV Growth Opportunities in Africa Naila Govan-Vassen and Deepti Dhinakaran Jan 25 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The pay TV, VOD, and IPTV market is still evolving in terms of content and pricing models, but the demographics of Africa and its large population are highly attractive to existing and new market participants. Internet penetration, supplemented by a significant uptake in smartphone adoption, has altered the manner in which Africa consumes video content. This growth will be further augmented by the availability of cheaper DTT services, data-saving video consumption options, and attractively packaged triple-play services. It is critical for market participants to gauge market trends, price sensitivity and growth opportunities while offering their services. Along with pricing and richness of content, strategic partnerships will play a key role in defining the market leader in the next five years.
  • Strengthening your app monetization super powers Strengthening your app monetization super powers Evan Schuman, Moderator Jan 25 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    It takes more than Superman or his Justice League to develop and maintain an effective app monetization strategy. This is especially true in light of a recent report which found that 0.19 percent of all mobile game players contributed 48 percent of revenue. How can one identify the high-spend users while not alienating the remaining percentage that only have potential to spend within the app?

    Ideally, one would customize app strategy according to type of user. Better still, each user would have her own strategy. Unfortunately this isn't a scalable solution to monetization.

    In this webinar, you'll learn to:

    * Customize your monetization strategy so that it's scalable
    * Unlock the revenue potential of lower spending users
    * Attract higher-spend users
    * Negotiate monetization strategies without alienating current users

    Speakers:
    * Maximo Cavazzani, founder and CEO, Etermax (Trivia Crack)
    * Wendy Schuchart, Analyst, VentureBeat
    * Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register today for this free webinar.
  • IoT and Changing the Game in Insurance, how to become the Insurance Protector IoT and Changing the Game in Insurance, how to become the Insurance Protector Jamie McGregor, Senior Vice President, Celent, Joe Policella, Principal Consultant at NTT Data Services, Mar 15 2017 2:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Join Celent, NTT Data Services and our customer to be confirmed where we will be showcasing an IoT Insurance Accelertor innovation with a large multi-national Insurer. Through presentations and a live demo

    You will learn:
    - How to enable disruptive Insurance business models to stay ahead of the competition

    - Enable radical innovation and next-generation customer services

    - Seamlessly integrate channels and devices while putting security first

    - Boost customer retention rates and keep your best customers

    - Leverage data and services to predict risk and reduce
    loss ratios

    - Rely on one accountable source for a comprehensive,seamless solution
  • How AI turns customers into big-spending brand loyalists How AI turns customers into big-spending brand loyalists Stewart Rogers, Dir. of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Mar 22 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Customer loyalty is won with both marketing messaging and customer service that anticipates needs, answers questions, and solves issues on the fly. And a well-integrated, data-soaked AI platform can deliver that perfectly timed, exquisitely personalized customer service with the right message, right time, right place support and communication that leads to big jumps in engagement rates. Not to mention enduring loyalty.

    But while integrating AI technology into your marketing automation systems can help build profitable long-term relationships, there are security issues to tackle, privacy issues to consider, and data integration to execute flawlessly.

    Want to do it right? Join our free VB Live event to learn how master marketers join marketing insight with AI intelligence execution to significantly boost customer loyalty.

    In this webinar, you’ll:
    * Learn how deep learning can help your customers get a "human" through chat
    * Cut through the hype around chat bots and learn what really matters
    * Understand privacy issues around AI and how it may impact your org's security
    * Integrate a successful marketing campaign using chatbot interactions

    Speakers:
    Stewart Rogers, Director of marketing technology, VentureBeat
    Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat