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Emerging Technologies

  • Storage Made Easy and Red Hat Storage Storage Made Easy and Red Hat Storage Steven Sweeting, Director, Product Management, Storage Made Easy Recorded: Feb 17 2017 15 mins
    Many modern enterprises seeking increased agility and lowered costs have adopted open source, software-defined cloud and storage solutions such as OpenStack® with Swift and/or Ceph because those solutions provide easy scale-up and scale-out with significant return on investment (ROI) benefits. Enterprises want to both satisfy corporate use cases and give their end users storage entry points. Red Hat® Ceph Storage with Storage Made Easy (SME) Enterprise File Share and Sync is an enterprise solution for secure file share and sync, corporate drop box, and home drive replacement.
  • The Download: Tech Talks by the HPCC Systems Community, Episode 2 The Download: Tech Talks by the HPCC Systems Community, Episode 2 HPCC Systems Community Recorded: Feb 16 2017 91 mins
    This series of workshops are 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 2 will include 15 minute Tech Talks featuring:

    Fujio Turner, Architect, Couchbase
    Jacob Pellock, Sr Director Software Engineering, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
    Roger Dev, Sr Architect, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
    Richard Taylor, Chief Trainer, HPCC Systems.
  • LPWAN - How LPWAN networks int for Smart Communities and the Industrial Internet LPWAN - How LPWAN networks int for Smart Communities and the Industrial Internet Yann Gabay - CONNIT; Brian Ray - Link Labs, Tiana McNeil - Ingenu, Jeff Siegel - nwave, Limor Schafman - TIA Recorded: Feb 15 2017 62 mins
    LPWAN (low power wide area network) technologies service a specific and necessary role in the growth of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity. Not all applications need bandwidth and speed. Sometimes long distance, low energy usage, and long latency is the perfect confluence of service that an IoT application needs. Some examples are city lighting, energy grid and meter management, parking space monitoring, precision irrigation, crop yield management, and many more.

    This webcast will present different LPWAN technologies and discuss a number of questions regarding technology and value assessment, deployment, usage of such networks, and return on investment evaluations.

    - An explanation of LPWAN technology and how it works
    - When to use (and not use) LPWAN technology
    - What issues such networks solve
    - The difference between U.S. and European bands and when this will matter to a company deploying an LPWAN network
    - Key information that cities and companies need to both ask and be ready to answer when planning to deploy an LPWAN network, in order to assess the right fit and to maximize efficiencies such connectivity can bring
    - How LPWAN networks integrate with other network infrastructure in smart community deployments, for example
    - Sample use cases
    - Business models that use LPWAN networks for energy management, asset management, and others
    - How to make money as both a user and deployer of LPWAN networks
    - What returns on investment can be expected and suggested metrics for measurement

    Speakers:
    Yann Gabay, Co-founder and Board Member, CONNIT
    Tiana McNeil, Sr. Business Development Manager, Iot Smart Cities, Ingenu
    Brian Ray, CTO and Founder, Link Labs
    Jeffrey Siegel, CMO, nwave

    This webcast is NOT BICSI accredited.
  • Mendeley as a Solution for Long-Distance Collaboration Mendeley as a Solution for Long-Distance Collaboration Pamela Shaw, Biosciences & Bioinformatics Librarian at Northwestern University Recorded: Feb 14 2017 60 mins
    Document sharing can be a challenge when research collaborators are scattered across the world. Learn how a Mendeley private group has become the perfect solution to build a collection of shared documents for a trauma surgeon who deploys medical fellows and students to build trauma teams in developing countries.
  • Commercial Drones and Energy Harvesting Technologies Reshaping Industries Commercial Drones and Energy Harvesting Technologies Reshaping Industries Gopal R. Global Vice President, Transportation & Logistics and Sitanshu Shastri, Research Analyst, TechVision Recorded: Feb 14 2017 54 mins
    Sensor technologies are already signaling transformation across different applications and are expected to bring changes more significantly in the future. Innovative sensor technology is expected to disrupt existing business models and applications. Industries are continuously intermingling with one another to develop innovative products and services to satisfy the discerning needs of consumers. Regulations play a vital role in the adoption of technology, especially drone and energy-harvesting technologies. Therefore, it’s imperative that companies review their portfolio and build their innovation pipeline of sensor technologies and customized products to be ready for the future in line with regulations, and consumer and business demands.
  • Mendeley as a Solution for Long-Distance Collaboration Mendeley as a Solution for Long-Distance Collaboration Pamela Shaw, Biosciences & Bioinformatics Librarian at Northwestern University Recorded: Feb 14 2017 63 mins
    Document sharing can be a challenge when research collaborators are scattered across the world. Learn how a Mendeley private group has become the perfect solution to build a collection of shared documents for a trauma surgeon who deploys medical fellows and students to build trauma teams in developing countries.
  • Strengthening your app monetization super powers Strengthening your app monetization super powers Stewart Rogers, Director of Technology, VentureBeat Recorded: Feb 9 2017 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)
    * Eric Shashoua, CEO, Kiwi for Gmail
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Analyst, VentureBeat


    Register today for this free webinar.
  • Verizon: Retail & Finance - Lessons Learned from Managed SD WAN Deployments Verizon: Retail & Finance - Lessons Learned from Managed SD WAN Deployments Scot Allen, Dir. Services, Verizon & Brian Promes, Sr. Dir. Prod. Mktg, SevOne & Ramesh Prabagaran, VP Prod Mgmt., Viptela Recorded: Feb 7 2017 57 mins
    Join us and our strategic partner Verizon, for an on-demand webinar discussing our Managed SD WAN solution. This session will explain how Managed SD WAN can help increase bandwidth, agility and reliability while maintaining security through real life use cases and in-field deployment scenarios in the Retail & Finance sectors.
  • Top Deployed SD-WAN Use Cases (Part Two) Top Deployed SD-WAN Use Cases (Part Two) David Klebanov, Director Technical Product, Viptela Recorded: Feb 2 2017 40 mins
    This live demo will cover the major use cases of SD-WAN that are applicable to both large and small enterprise scenarios.
    These include:
    - Distributed media streaming with multicast
    - Enabling cloud-security capabilities with Zscaler
    - Segmentation and per-segment topologies
    - Service insertion and service chaining
    - Virtualized elements for Cloud (IaaS+PaaS)
    - Zero touch provisioning
  • Delve Deeper with Compendex: Numeric Search Now Available on Engineering Village Delve Deeper with Compendex: Numeric Search Now Available on Engineering Village Matt McGarva Recorded: Jan 31 2017 45 mins
    Join Matt McGarva, Product Manager, Engineering Village, as he demonstrates the power and ease of numeric search to find previously undiscovered data across both Compendex and Inspec databases. As an engineer, you know that numeric data -- e.g., the size of a microchip's components, the thermal properties of a material, the bit rate of a data transfer -- is often key to understanding and getting the most from research articles. Now with Compendex, searching numeric data has never been easier. Sally Fell, Product Manager, Engineering Village, will also highlight 2016 enhancements and our vision for 2017.
  • Building Blocks for Securing the Industrial Internet: IISF Building Blocks for Securing the Industrial Internet: IISF Dr. Jesus Molina, Security Consultant, Fujitsu; Dan Isaacs, Director Connected Systems at Xilinx Recorded: Jan 26 2017 54 mins
    Without proper security, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems are not trustworthy, putting organizations, their missions and the greater public at increased risk. The viability of the IIoT depends on proper implementation of security to counter the growing and ever changing threats that are emerging.

    Addressing this challenge is critical to the success of the Industrial IoT, Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet revolution. To that end, Industrial Internet Consortium members have developed a common security framework and an approach to assess cybersecurity in Industrial Internet of Things systems: The Industrial Internet Security Framework (IISF).

    On January 26, 2017, editors of the IISF and security experts from the Industrial Internet Consortium will provide an introduction to the approach needed to secure industrial systems and offer insights gained from one of our testbeds encompassing several security technologies.

    Join the webinar to learn:
    • The importance of securing the IIoT and why it differs from securing the IoT
    • The value of securing industrial Internet systems
    • Recommendations for engaging OT about developing an IIoT strategy

    Don’t miss this webinar – first in a series of monthly webinars offered by the Industrial Internet Consortium.

    *Upcoming Webinars*
    February: Securing IIoT Endpoints
    March: Securing the Smart Factory
  • VR AR analytics platform to understand how users interact with virtual world VR AR analytics platform to understand how users interact with virtual world Robert Merki Recorded: Jan 25 2017 32 mins
    cognitiveVR is an analytics platform built for virtual and augmented reality. In this webinar, cognitiveVR’s Director of Product, Robert Merki, will showcase how you can leverage analytics and data to understand how users interact with your virtual worlds.
  • Pay TV, Video on Demand, and IPTV Growth Opportunities in Africa Pay TV, Video on Demand, and IPTV Growth Opportunities in Africa Deepti Dhinakaran, Naila Govan-Vassen and Oluchi Enuha, General Manager, iROKOX Recorded: Jan 25 2017 35 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.
  • What To Ask Your Vendor on Enterprise SD-WAN Capabilities What To Ask Your Vendor on Enterprise SD-WAN Capabilities Ramesh Prabagaran, VP Product Management, Viptela Recorded: Jan 20 2017 46 mins
    What are the absolute essential requirements in an SD-WAN solution? Although Gartner has defined the four key requirements for SD-WAN (see below), there are some more critical features required to meet the enterprise-grade capabilities. For example, network segmentation for different kinds of applications is a widely deployed feature across all major industries, primarily to isolate critical applications and to reduce the attack surface during vulnerabilities.

    This webinar will more broadly cover the essential enterprise SD-WAN features and how they translate to common deployment scenarios in different industries. These features include:

    - Overlay capability over MPLS, Broadband and LTE
    - Unified and centralized management of all WAN infrastructure
    - Network segmentation with per-segment topologies
    - Predictable Application SLA with centralized policies and real-time traffic steering
    - Mature routing capabilities with BGP, OSPF, VRRP, and IGMP
    - Unified and centralized management of all WAN infrastructure
    - Robust-zero trust WAN security including authentication, encryptions, segmentation and service chaining

    As a background, here are Gartner’s four key requirements for SD-WAN:
    - SD-WAN solutions provide a lightweight replacement for traditional WAN routers, and are agnostic to WAN transport technologies (that is, they support MPLS, Internet, Long Term Evolution [LTE], etc.).
    - Based on business and/or application policies, SD-WAN solutions allow for load sharing of traffic across multiple WAN connections in an efficient and dynamic fashion.
    - SD-WAN solutions dramatically simplify the complexity associated with management, configuration and orchestration of WANs.
    - SD-WAN solutions must provide secure VPNs, and have the ability to integrate additional network services and offload Internet-destined traffic closer to the edge of the network.
  • LiveAction: Gaining Deep Visibility Into The WAN Overlay LiveAction: Gaining Deep Visibility Into The WAN Overlay David Izumo, Principal Engineer, Technical Marketing, LiveAction & Manan Shah, Director of Product Management, Viptela Recorded: Jan 20 2017 38 mins
    Operation teams need to detect and correlate application problems with the real-time events happening on, both, the overlay and underlay networks. They also need capability for retrospective visualization into such problems. SD-WAN introduces new requirements for such advanced monitoring capabilities.

    LiveAction’s LiveNX™ is a robust visualization and analytics engine that integrates the network-generated metadata from Viptela SD-WAN technology to monitor application traffic on an end-to-end basis in real time. The retrospective visualization capability complements the intelligence provided by Viptela’s management solution and thus simplifies SD-WAN planning, monitoring and troubleshooting.

    This webinar will cover the major integration capabilities between LiveAction’s LiveNX and Viptela’s SD-WAN and share existing best practices to effectively manage the entire lifecycle of an SD-WAN deployment. These include:

    • Planning: Selecting pilot sites when planning SD-WAN deployments, identifying unsanctioned applications and end users, and establishing network utilization baselines which are used for right-sizing
    • Deployment: Using LiveNX real-time visualization to verify Viptela SD-WAN policies and assure services are not impacted in the event of brownouts or abnormal events
    • Management: Monitoring bandwidth and visualizing path control so network administrators can ensure application performance and mitigate problems before they affect users. Reporting on business applications to manage and optimize voice and video communications
  • Tech FIeld Day: Network Engineer Roundtable on Deploying SD-WAN Tech FIeld Day: Network Engineer Roundtable on Deploying SD-WAN Panel of 8 Network Architects, moderated by Tech Field Day Recorded: Jan 20 2017 51 mins
    Ten seasoned network engineers will debate on their views and experiences with SD-WAN. This roundtable discussion moderated by Tech Field Day focuses on how network professionals are analyzing and adopting SD-WAN technology, and integrating it into existing network architectures.

    SD-WAN has been the most rapidly deployed SDN technology. But major concerns remain on which features are the most fundamental and differentiating, and the maturity of the technology for large scale deployments. The major discussion topics will include:

    - Maturity of SD-WAN for prime-time deployment
    - Relative importance of features like routing, security, segmentation, vCPE, multi-tenancy, Application steering, SaaS, and Cloud.
    - ROI and the Before/After picture
    - Most typical use-cases across industries
    - Best practices in deploying SD-WAN based on personal experiences
  • Anuta: Network Orchestration for Managed Branch Services Anuta: Network Orchestration for Managed Branch Services Kiran Sirupa, Director of Marketing & Praveen Vengalam, Co-Founder and VP of Engineering, Anuta Networks Recorded: Jan 19 2017 36 mins
    SD-WAN presents a transformational opportunity for Telcos and MSPs to offer value added services. Anuta NCX orchestrator bridges the multi-vendor legacy and SD-WAN infrastructure for a smoother transition. Join us live to learn about Anuta's SD-WAN and vCPE customer deployments at global Tier-1 MSPs.
  • Zscaler: Cloud Security with SD-WAN, Case Studies and Best Practices Zscaler: Cloud Security with SD-WAN, Case Studies and Best Practices Sri Subramanian, Sr. Director of Product Management, Zscaler & David Klebanov, Director of Technical Marketing, Viptela Recorded: Jan 19 2017 47 mins
    Gartner estimates that by the end of 2019, 30% of enterprises will use SD-WAN technology in all their branches, up from less than 1% today. And as of Nov 2016, Gartner has estimated about 50,000 production SD-WAN deployments. SD-WAN is a transformational approach to simplifying branch office networking.

    However, security is a critical factor for SD-WAN adoption, especially for cloud and Internet applications. With Zscaler and Viptela you can now secure all Internet traffic without having to backhaul it to centralized DMZs. Customers have seen more than 50% WAN cost-savings while keeping their branch offices and employees protected.

    Join Viptela and Zscaler to discuss the best practices for securing your distributed enterprise with cloud security and SD-WAN. They will also cover:

    - Common use case scenarios for SD-WAN and cloud security
    - Real world deployment examples
    - Best practices for improving your security posture with cloud security
    - Zscaler and Viptela technical integration elements
  • Enabling AWS and Azure Migrations with SD-WAN Enabling AWS and Azure Migrations with SD-WAN Rob McBride, Solutions Marketing, Viptela & Ariful Huq, Product Management, Viptela Recorded: Jan 19 2017 49 mins
    Gartner has highlighted that the differences in network services (such as routing, security and application delivery) between internal data centers and IaaS environments cause major issues during cloud migrations. Networking teams face many challenges migrating their workloads to AWS and Azure. These include:

    - Extending secure connectivity from the enterprise to the cloud is operationally complex
    - Cloud traffic flows sub-optimally through the centralized data center/DMZ, instead of directly from the branch or from a regional exit - this affects performance of applications
    - Implementing a unified WAN policy on disparate pieces of cloud infrastructure is difficult

    This webinar will dig deeper into the networking problems of cloud migrations. And how Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology makes this faster and simpler the networking teams. The following topics will be covered:

    - Extend your WAN seamlessly to AWS and Azure
    - Implement a unified WAN policy across the enterprise and cloud
    - Typical deployment scenarios for AWS and Azure
    - Real customer examples of public cloud migration
  • Addressing Hybrid Network Challenges in Asia Pacific with Software-Defined WAN Addressing Hybrid Network Challenges in Asia Pacific with Software-Defined WAN Hoo Shu Yee, Product Director, Singtel & Ramesh Prabagaran, VP Product Management, Viptela Recorded: Jan 19 2017 49 mins
    With APAC’s varying stages of infrastructure development, managing an enterprise Wide Area Network (WAN) in the region can be extremely challenging. This is compounded by different networking standards and service level agreements (SLAs) across countries, as well as disparities in race and culture.

    Furthermore, as more applications move onto the cloud and employees become more mobile, enterprises have to deal with growing risk of cyber attacks with increasingly complex WAN environments that combine multiple private networks and public internet services.

    In this webinar, learn more about managing an enterprise network in APAC. We will touch on how:

    - To address potential challenges with WAN architectures evolving to hybrid networks
    - To optimise and accelerate connectivity to the cloud
    - Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) works and helps you manage your hybrid network more effectively
    - Enterprises have leveraged SD-WAN to increase efficiency and reduce cost

    Lastly, find out how Singtel ConnectPlus SD-WAN service powered by Viptela, designed with security in mind, can help to simplify and unify your networks, while providing protection against data breaches and attacks.
  • 5G RAN: A Reality Check 5G RAN: A Reality Check Brian Daly-AT&T, Adam Drobot-OpenTechWorks, Inc.,Steven Glapa-Tarana Wireless Recorded: Jan 19 2017 60 mins
    High speed and autonomous transportation, remote surgical procedures, and mixed reality experiences are just a few of the upcoming Internet of Things (IoT) technological game changers that require high speed and low latency communications infrastructure. 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) technologies continue to evolve to meet the complex and continually evolving network requirements of IoT applications.

    This webcast will explore the latest advances in RAN, including:
    • Which technologies will see the earliest deployments?
    • How important will the 3.5 GHz band networks (also known as the Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)) be in future 5G applications?
    • Will mmWave networks change the game in the last mile?
    • How far will the industry advance in real deployments in the next year or two?
    • Where are companies participating in this ecosystem investing their money?
    • Are there concerns for Return on Investment (ROI) that companies are trying to resolve?


    Speakers:
    Brian Daly, Director - Core & Government/Regulatory Standards, AT&T Access Architecture & Devices
    Adam Drobot, Chairman, OpenTechWorks, Inc.
    Steven Glapa, VP of Marketing, Tarana Wireless
  • Addressing Hybrid Network Challenges in Asia Pacific with Software-Defined WAN Addressing Hybrid Network Challenges in Asia Pacific with Software-Defined WAN Hoo Shu Yee, Product Director, Singtel & Ramesh Prabagaran, VP Product Management, Viptela Recorded: Jan 19 2017 47 mins
    With APAC’s varying stages of infrastructure development, managing an enterprise Wide Area Network (WAN) in the region can be extremely challenging. This is compounded by different networking standards and service level agreements (SLAs) across countries, as well as disparities in race and culture.

    Furthermore, as more applications move onto the cloud and employees become more mobile, enterprises have to deal with growing risk of cyber attacks with increasingly complex WAN environments that combine multiple private networks and public internet services.

    In this webinar, learn more about managing an enterprise network in APAC. We will touch on how:

    - To address potential challenges with WAN architectures evolving to hybrid networks
    - To optimise and accelerate connectivity to the cloud
    - Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) works and helps you manage your hybrid network more effectively
    - Enterprises have leveraged SD-WAN to increase efficiency and reduce cost

    Lastly, find out how Singtel ConnectPlus SD-WAN service powered by Viptela, designed with security in mind, can help to simplify and unify your networks, while providing protection against data breaches and attacks.
  • CA Technologies: Advanced Monitoring and Management of SD-WAN CA Technologies: Advanced Monitoring and Management of SD-WAN Tim Diep, Director of Product Management, CA Technologies & Jeremy Rossbach, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, CA Technologies Recorded: Jan 18 2017 44 mins
    How does SD-WAN shift the status quo for the Operations teams? SD-WAN technology possesses sophisticated, in-built capability for operations and management, and advanced automation to address network problems in real-time. However, the Operations teams needs to seamlessly integrate this network and health status intelligence from their new SD-WAN infrastructure into their existing monitoring and management infrastructure.

    Additionally, monitoring solutions must provide visibility across all network architectures including highly dynamic and complex hybrid clouds and other SDN elements.

    This session covers the integration of CA Virtual Network Assurance and CA Performance Management with Viptela SD-WAN. The key topics that will be discussed include:

    - Eliminating visibility gaps between traditional networks and SD-WAN providing administrators with insights to optimize and transform their large hybrid networks
    - Providing relationship mapping of major IT events
    - Visualizing physical and logical dependencies in applications and service chains
    - Extending visibility for operators with network performance monitoring across cloud, SDN and SD-WAN networks (including service chains)
    - Enabling operational insight into how all elements of traditional and overlay networks affect service integrity
  • Verizon: Banking, Manufacturing, and Healthcare Case Studies in Managed SD-WAN Verizon: Banking, Manufacturing, and Healthcare Case Studies in Managed SD-WAN Mark Hollman, Managed and Professional Services, Verizon & Lloyd Noronha, Head of Global Marketing, Viptela Recorded: Jan 18 2017 44 mins
    Verizon has some of the largest global SD-WAN deployments based on Viptela technology. We investigate the lessons learned and best practices employed in some SD-WAN deployments in the banking, healthcare and manufacturing verticals.
  • IIoT Endpoint Security – The Model in Practice IIoT Endpoint Security – The Model in Practice Marcellus Buchheit, Co-founder, Wibu-Systems AG; Terrence Barr. Head of Solutions Engineering, Electric Imp Inc. Feb 22 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    What is your first line of defense against cyberattacks? Secure endpoints! Endpoints are everywhere in the IIoT landscape. Without proper security, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems are not trustworthy, putting organizations, their missions and the greater public at increased risk. The viability of the IIoT depends on proper implementation of security to counter the growing and ever changing threats that are emerging.

    On February 22, 2017, editors of the IISF and security experts from the Industrial Internet Consortium will discuss the endpoint protection/security model and policy in its Industrial Internet Security Framework (IISF) document and present a real-world customer use case for an approach taken to secure an industrial system.
  • Top 17 Trends to Watch This Year Top 17 Trends to Watch This Year Lauren Taylor, Principal Consultant and Richard Sear, Partner & Senior Vice President Feb 22 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Is your organization prepared to take advantage of the most impactful and transformational trends set to take place in 2017? Frost & Sullivan's Visionary Innovation Group has drawn on the expertise of its global team of futurists, consultants, and analysts to forecast which trends will most affect business, society, and government this year. Each of our top 17 trends are analyzed and supported with key predictions and the expected impact of those predictions.
  • Power Up Your People: Emerging Tech and the Frictionless Employee Experience Power Up Your People: Emerging Tech and the Frictionless Employee Experience Stuart Gavurin, CEO of Mission Data, J.P. Gownder, Forrester Analyst Feb 22 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    When planning your digital transformation strategies for 2017, don’t leave your MVPs behind—your Most Valuable Personnel.

    Join us for a discussion featuring guest speaker J.P. Gownder, Forrester Research, Inc. Vice President and Principal Analyst, and Stuart Gavurin, Mission Data CEO, where you will learn how emerging technologies can be used to create meaningful change across your workforce.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    - How delivering frictionless employee experiences (EX) improves operational efficiency, employee engagement, and workforce productivity
    - How frictionless EX can improve customer experiences (CX) and create significant revenue and profitability gains for your business
    - Practical strategies for implementing the newest technologies driving EX and CX change in 2017, including Internet of Things, voice-activated interfaces, and machine learning

    Registrants will receive a complimentary copy of the new Forrester report Ten Trends That Will Reshape Workforce Productivity in 2017.

    We hope you will join us then!
  • How to make money off of Facebook Messenger How to make money off of Facebook Messenger Stewart Rogers, Dir. of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Feb 23 2017 6:00 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:

    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Going Global with In-Memory Data Going Global with In-Memory Data Viktor Gamov, Senior Solution Architect Hazelcast, Michael Hilmen,Solutions Architect, Solace Feb 28 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Solace, the leading provider of open data movement technology, combines with Hazelcast, the fastest in-memory data grid, to accelerate the processing of global data workloads. Solace integrates with Hazelcast to provide a distributed publish/subscribe backbone that enables remarkably fast, efficient cluster synchronization across WANs.
    This joint solution enables multi-cloud and hybrid cloud replication of Hazelcast clusters for worldwide operation with enterprise grade reliability, massive WAN scale-out and low latency cluster replication.
    In this webinar, Michael and Viktor are going to describe some example applications of this solution such as financial institutions that synchronize real-time position books and mobile carriers that use in-memory operational data to provide a fast and seamless end user experience.
  • Trump's Impact on Future Business in the United States Trump's Impact on Future Business in the United States Jillian Walker, Senior Consultant, Visionary Innovation Group Feb 28 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Donald Trump's ascendancy to president of the United States promises to bring big change. Controversial campaign rhetoric targeting topics as diverse as trade, the environment and healthcare, coupled with Trump's long list of unconventional government appointees, have created an environment of uncertainty. Citizens, businesses, and governments around the world are trying to separate the hyperbolic from the probable and wondering what policies Trump will actually pursue. “Trump's Impact on the Future of the United States” helps provide clarity without sacrificing complexity.
  • Customer support: Unleash your superpowers with AI Customer support: Unleash your superpowers with AI Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Mar 9 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Flawless customer support directly translates to bottom line success. And that means reading customers' minds by offering real-time, reliable responses wherever they are—a feat that's not easily accomplished with call centers or even Live Chat.

    To help companies get it right every time, AI has stepped into the breach, cape blowing in the breeze. AI is impacting just about all areas of company activity, and now enables cost-effective, efficient, and superpowered solutions that turn customer agents into heroes, helping them assist more customers, more quickly, in the channel they're most accustomed to using—messaging platforms. Or maybe not using agents at all, but bots.

    Join our interactive VB Live event where Stewart Rogers will take a deep dive into his latest VB Insight report to give you the who, what, why—and especially how—of AI-powered customer service.

    In this webinar you'll:
    * Use AI to accelerate your customer support
    * Learn why chatbots are the answer to increased customer service
    * Get started on the first steps toward implementing an AI solution on the help desk
    * Integrated an innovative social customer service operation in a bot-driven world

    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Quinn Banks, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Mobile, Farmers Insurance
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Myanmar's Economic and Industrial Evolution Creating Growth Opportunities Myanmar's Economic and Industrial Evolution Creating Growth Opportunities Aroop Zutshi - Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan Mar 15 2017 8:30 am UTC 60 mins
    Global interest in Myanmar as an investment destination has increased in the past five years following liberalization efforts and other reforms. The country has since witnessed commendable expansion in foreign investment, trade, and gross domestic product (GDP). Enabling factors such as the recent opening of the first special economic zone (SEZ), a rising middle class, and supportive new government policies for businesses will only help accelerate Myanmar's catch-up process. In light of these developments, Frost & Sullivan's upcoming webinar will enable you to:

    • Gain a deeper knowledge of Myanmar's economic and business conditions.
    • Leverage insights and trends associated with key growth industries.
    • Hear from companies that have successfully expanded their business in Myanmar.
    •Engage in a live Q&A session with representatives from the private sector in Myanmar as well as Frost & Sullivan experts.
  • 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 Mar 16 2017 7:30 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

    Sponsored by TreasureData
  • IoT Overview and the Major Issues IoT Overview and the Major Issues Charles J. Lord, PE, President & Chief Trainer, Blue Ridge Advanced Design and Automation Mar 21 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In this lead-off class, we will briefly review the principles of the IoT and some of the basic configurations that we may encounter (star with gateway, tree, and mesh) and how the devices are best connected to maximize efficiency. We will look at the major issues we face as these networks and associated “things” become more complex, including data issues, communication issues, device monitoring and troubleshooting, and system security. We will identify potential weaknesses in each of these areas and compile a checklist of features that we need in a management system that will carry out these needs. We will also look at ways to prioritize the criticality of the devices and/or their data to help us in assigning levels of security and monitoring capabilities (for example, a temperature sensor used to sense a fire versus a temperature sensor for outside ambient temperature). Day 1 sponsored by WInd River
  • Monitoring and Securing IoT Data and Communications Monitoring and Securing IoT Data and Communications Charles J. Lord, PE, President & Chief Trainer, Blue Ridge Advanced Design and Automation Mar 22 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In our second class, we will begin at the heart of the Internet of Things – the sending and receiving of data to our “things.” Whether it’s collecting a simple room temperature reading or capturing a video frame for analysis, the IoT enables us to collect huge amounts of data for analysis then send out data in the form of commands or as human-readable data. The diversity of end devices makes this task difficult at best, as it involves myriad data types and protocols. This is key as we want to ensure the safety, security, and integrity of that data from its source to its intended destination. We will look at various methods we can use in our device design to effectively monitor and secure our data flow throughout the entire IoT network. Also, we will look at ways that we can approach communications issues with different protocols and physical layers in our network, which often consist of legacy devices that were not originally designed for the robustness required in the IoT. Day 2 sponsored by WInd River
  • 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 Jun 1 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
  • IoT Device Management IoT Device Management Charles J. Lord, PE, President & Chief Trainer, Blue Ridge Advanced Design and Automation Mar 23 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In our final class, we will look at the “Things” of the IoT – our nodes and devices – and how we can effectively commission, monitor, and detect problems in them throughout their lifecycle. We will look at methods for adding device management capabilities in our devices from the design stage as well as ways to add these capabilities in the legacy devices we looked at in the previous class. One topic we will look at is effective commissioning and decommissioning of devices in the network – how can we add or remove a node from the network without adversely impacting the rest of the network? Another area we will look at is security assurance and testing: how can we be sure of the device security – and how can we test it? And lastly we will look at maintenance. What methods can we use for testing devices or paths within the network and how can we effectively and safely perform system updates? To conclude our class, we will review our checklist and see what other issues we may need to be aware of in our IoT design. Day 3 sponsored by Wind River
  • The API Economy in Banking what is the impact of PSD 2 The API Economy in Banking what is the impact of PSD 2 David Harvey, Senior Principal Banking Practice, & Durvesh Ganveer, Solutions Architect Director, NTT Data Services Apr 11 2017 1:00 pm UTC 210 mins
    Regulatory conditions are preventing many banks from consolidating in the market, and there is evidence to support those financial institutions will need to re-engineer their own businesses, and customer propositions, and transform current models to remain relevant, nurture and grow their customer bases.

    As part of this process, developing differentiating capabilities will be key in highly competitive markets and innovation through the adoption of the new ‘Fintech ecosystem’ or “fintegration” (i.e. the marrying up of banks and Fintechs) will be pivotal in the banking industry’s fight to maintain their current business and grow. Join Anju Tiwari,Senior Enterprise Architect, Dell Services, guest speakers from the Banking Sector to be announced to learn about:

    - The drive to open up APIs in the new Digital banking Economy
    - Approaches on how to better leverage new technologies through Open APIs
    - Best Practice in how to go about partnering
    - How to achieve Data Governance and Security whilst opening up
    APIs to third parties
    - What technologies can we leveraged (Robotics, Machine Based learning, Big Data Analytics and the Digital sixth sense)
  • Subscription success: What's Birchbox got that you don't? Subscription success: What's Birchbox got that you don't? Stewart Rogers, Director of Technology, VentureBeat Apr 13 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    With $1.4 million in seed funding, 6 employees, 20 brand partners, and 1,200 subscribers, Birchbox disrupted the beauty industry and turned the subscription box concept on its head.

    In just six years, it has attracted an additional $70 million in funding, and expanded to 300 employees, 800 partners, and a million-plus subscribers, leaving competitors like Ipsy and Glossybox offering similar beauty subscription boxes in the dust.

    So how did Birchbox and other box subscription companies become more than just another fad? And how do you apply those lessons to your own subscription models, from SaaS to other online subscriptions? Join our latest interactive VB Live event for an in-depth conversation with top execs from the best subscription services in the biz.

    In this webinar you'll:
    * Learn how the best subscription box companies tweaked their model to make it big
    * Get best practices to every subscription-based business
    * Avoid pitfalls and challenges in subscription management
    * Strategize the billing and payment innovations that will impact you in the next five years

    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • VR meets marketing: Get ready for this new reality VR meets marketing: Get ready for this new reality Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Apr 19 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Wildly successful VR campaigns from industry giants like Lexus, Marriott Hotels, McDonald's, Carnival Cruises, Best Western, UNICEF, and Red Bull have shown that VR has become a powerful marketing tool. It’s taking advantage of innovative product placement, create interactive trailers, engage with branded mini-games, create intense emotional experiences, and more.

    Mobile VR from the likes of Sony, Facebook, and HTC already has an audience in the millions — 67% of smartphone users have tried, or want to try, VR experiences. And as hardware prices come down and haptic feedback devices become common, that number will continue to blow up.

    VR isn't just a disrupter—it's an earthquake reshaping the marketing landscape. Join today's VR innovators in this VB Live event and learn how to take emotion-driven marketing to the next level.

    In this webinar you'll:

    · Discover why VR marketing will be important in 2017

    · Find out what will work in VR marketing, and what won't

    · Understand the VR marketing landscape

    · Learn how to get started, and how you can leverage the opportunity

    Speakers:

    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Dean Johnson, Head of Innovation; Brandwidth
    * Cathy Hackl, Chief Communications Officer, Future Lighthouse
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Mobile commerce + AI: Not just a nice-to-have Mobile commerce + AI: Not just a nice-to-have Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat May 11 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    AI ain't a maybe anymore. New payments and mobile commerce conversion strategies are erupting, all in the wake of the impact that AI and bots are having. More than 2.5 billion people worldwide use instant messaging services, and you need to be where your customers are – it's where AI and commerce meet.

    Indeed, messaging platforms are revving up to let businesses dive face-first into the buffet of expanded commerce opportunities, letting businesses leverage customized communications like receipts, shipping notifications, and even direct conversations with customer service.

    In this interactive VB Live event, we'll dive deep into the latest Bot Insight consumer study to show you why you need to get on board, and take you on a deep dive into how to take a running start, with full C-suite support.

    Don't miss out!

    In this webinar you'll:
    * Dive into the current AI landscape, from free tools to enterprise-class options
    * Learn how conversational UI and AI will transform your mobile commerce
    * Understand which new platforms are right for your own commerce strategy
    * Get the key points to convince your CEO and CFO to put these master class tools in your hands

    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat