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  • Security via Automation - Where Do You Draw the Line? Security via Automation - Where Do You Draw the Line? Harold Byun, Sr Director of Product Management, ServiceNow & Piero DePaoli, Sr Director of Product Marketing, ServiceNow Mar 30 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Automation in Security. Is your organization doing it? And if so, how much is really being automated? Where does good automation end – giving way to unsafe choices that can spiral out of control? Where should enterprises draw the line?

    Tools designed to enable automatic blocking or isolate a compromised system have been known to inadvertently take down critical business applications, leaving security operations teams wary of "automation." However, there are security tasks that can be safely automated without putting systems or jobs at risk. With more precious time back, security analysts can spend more time hunting and responding to threats.

    Join Harold Byun and Piero DePaoli, security operations product leaders at ServiceNow, as they discuss and demonstrate approaches to no‑risk automation that can help you dramatically improve the effectiveness of your security response program.

    Viewers will learn:

    - Why automation is critical for efficient enterprise security response
    - A short‑list of repetitive, but necessary tasks that are prime candidates for automation
    - Steps to getting started
  • The Pursuit of Award-Winning Service Improvement: A Case Study from CGI Federal The Pursuit of Award-Winning Service Improvement: A Case Study from CGI Federal Shane Knipschild, Tom Wible, and Leslie Cook (moderator) Mar 30 2017 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    The HDI Service Improvement Award recognizes an organization that has successfully implemented or improved one or more service offerings. Attend this webinar to learn how the 2016 award winner, CGI Federal, implemented world-class service improvements. Shane Knipschild and Tom Wible will share:

    * The state of the organization before CGI Federal launched its service improvement initiative
    * The strategy for CGI Federal's service improvement initiative
    * The outcome, including lessons learned and the impact on CGI Federal
  • Practical Ways to Improve Customer Satisfaction Scores Practical Ways to Improve Customer Satisfaction Scores Kristin Monaco, Anne Palmerine, Kristy Powers, and Erica Marois (mod) Mar 30 2017 6:30 pm UTC 45 mins
    Customer satisfaction (CSAT) is one of the most commonly used contact center metrics. In fact, ICMI research estimates that you’ll find CSAT on 87% of contact center dashboards. Measuring satisfaction is straightforward, but acting on that data to improve the customer experience isn’t always easy. Want to know a few secrets to raising CSAT scores? Some of our 2017 ICMI Global Contact Center Awards finalists are ready to share their best tips.

    Join us for an interactive panel-style discussion with three industry thought leaders, including awards finalists in ICMI’s prestigious Best QA/Customer Experience category.

    Attend this webinar to learn:

    * Practical ways to improve customer satisfaction
    * How improved CSAT scores can impact your bottom line
    * Unique strategies you can apply to deliver an outstanding customer experience

    Join us for this interactive and informative discussion—complete with best practices, practical tips, and live Q&A.
  • Zero breach Tolerance: Earliest protection across the attack lifecycle Zero breach Tolerance: Earliest protection across the attack lifecycle Adrian Sanabria, Senior Analyst at 451 Research, & Mike Nichols, Director of Products at Endgame Apr 4 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Enterprise security teams are facing numerous challenges because of evolving threat vectors bypassing existing technology, deluge of alerts, and lack of skilled resources to stop advanced threats. Even if enterprises have a budget to bring in outside incident response and forensics teams to stop the bleeding, by then, damages and loss have already occurred.

    Security teams must change the shape of their security program to stop threats at the earliest and all stages of the attacker lifecycle. Join 451 Research Senior Analyst, Adrian Sanabria, and Director of Products at Endgame, Mike Nichols, talk about how earliest protection can change the shape and outcome of an enterprise security program.
    This talk will outline strategies for:
    •Prioritizing the alerts and events that really matter
    •Identifying parts of the investigation workflow that can be automated
    •Building a detection methodology that creates confidence and continuously improves defenses
  • ITSM: A valuable digital transformation component ITSM: A valuable digital transformation component Adam Holtby, Ovum Apr 12 2017 12:00 pm UTC 50 mins
    Digital transformation is, undoubtedly, a hot topic and an area of significant interest to organizations across the globe. It's important to remember that digital transformation means different things to different organizations and encompasses many different themes and considerations. There are, however, common areas that are imperative to any digital transformation effort. This webinar will draw upon Ovum data and analyst insights and discuss the digital transformation elements deemed important by businesses and how ITSM capabilities can help support them.
    In this webcast you will learn about:

    •What does it mean to digitally transform and why is it such a hot-topic at present?
    •What are organizations prioritizing when it comes to digital transformation?
    •How ITSM can support organizations in executing against digital transformation objectives.
    •Why ITSM capabilities and practices are becoming more widely embraced in other business areas.
  • ITSM Advice: Getting Self-Service Right and Increasing Adoption ITSM Advice: Getting Self-Service Right and Increasing Adoption Stephen Mann, Principal and Content Director, ITSM.tools Apr 12 2017 1:00 pm UTC 50 mins
    Many IT organizations are still struggling to achieve self-service success. Well, to be more precise, they are still struggling with end user adoption of their newly deployed self-service capability.

    Why? Some causes relate to not truly understanding end user wants and needs, and issues with organizational change management (or the lack of it). But IT self-service, and every other offered service, is not provided in a vacuum - with end users’ expectations increasingly influenced by their often-superior consumer-world experiences. These consumer-world-driven expectations also apply to other organizational service providers, such as HR and facilities, making the approach to self-service capability delivery a company-wide issue whether part of an enterprise service management strategy or not.

    This webinar will talk to the state of self-service success, the common issues experienced with IT self-service initiatives and what can you do to avoid them, and other good practices to employ both pre- and post-self-service go-live.
  • ITSM Evolution: The Journey to Enterprise Service Management ITSM Evolution: The Journey to Enterprise Service Management Eveline Oehrlich, Forrester Apr 12 2017 2:00 pm UTC 50 mins
    Digital business requires an integrated approach to delivering services. The journey from IT service request management to enterprise service management is challenging organizations of all sizes and maturity levels. The traditional IT service catalog is becoming the enterprise service portal, providing access to services, apps, resources, and support. Self-service and automation must blend with higher-touch collaborative interactions and expert support in an end to end flow. Predicting when routine interactions are about to escalate is increasingly essential. Ultimately, a customer-led, data-driven, well-designed experience is needed, to support the high performing digital professional and their team.

    This session will cover.

    - The maturity journey for service management organizations
    - The evolution from IT to enterprise service management
    - The promise of predictive analytics in supporting the customer journey
  • Accelerating Customer Value in the App Economy Accelerating Customer Value in the App Economy Dennis Drogseth, EMA Apr 12 2017 3:00 pm UTC 50 mins
    The primary challenge facing organizations in the App Economy is delivering more value to customers faster than the competition. To achieve optimal value, organizations need to examine the entire Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and the value that it delivers across its phases. True customer value is achieved when all teams in the chain are aligned and supported by end-to-end services and solutions.

    Join Dennis Drogseth from Enterprise Management as he explore why successful agile enterprises start with the people first; collaborative, empowered teams that build and deliver the right products to customers quickly.

    Attend to learn how to:

    • Empower the seamless management of services, projects, products, people, and financials
    • Drive both service desk productivity and business-user satisfaction with collaborative self-service, automation, and change management capabilities
    • Enable planning, prioritization, and tracking of the work that needs to be done and Continuous Delivery, providing automated test and release functionality to speed delivery
  • What is Business Agility? What is Business Agility? Stephen Denning Apr 12 2017 4:00 pm UTC 50 mins
    Business agility is an increasingly common theme discussed in organizations, but what is it? Research has shown that there are three laws or principles found across all agile organizations:

    • The law of the customer: An obsession with delighting customers by continuously adding value for customers and users, as well as a recognition of the current need to generate instant, intimate, frictionless value at scale.

    • The law of the small team: Big difficult problems need to be disaggregated into small batches and performed by small cross-functional autonomous teams, working iteratively in short cycles in a state of flow, with fast feedback from customers and end-users.

    • The law of the network: A recognition that, to achieve full business agility, the whole organization needs to embrace the entrepreneurial mindset.

    Pursuit of all three laws is key to sustaining business agility. Individually, none of the observed management practices are new. What is new and different is the way that the management goals, practices and values constitute a coherent and integrated approach to continuous innovation, fueled by a pervasive entrepreneurial mindset.
  • The Many Faces of IT Service Support in a DevOps Context The Many Faces of IT Service Support in a DevOps Context Roy Atkinson, HDI Apr 12 2017 5:00 pm UTC 50 mins
    According to industry analysts, as much as 75 percent of the U.S. workforce will be mobile by 2020, and many will be using their own technology, under BYOD policies. This means that service desks must respond to a wide range of issues and requests, and do so more rapidly than ever, for a wider array of technologies.

    HDI research tracks twelve major channels for support with newer channels such as mobile app, text message, social media, and system-generated tickets (auto logging) becoming more popular year-over-year, while traditional phone and email channels have dropped in popularity.

    These changes, along with the continuing trend of consumerization (expecting business IT to be friendlier and more responsive, like consumer products and services), mean that support needs to pay more attention to and cooperate more closely with all the other IT teams, including application developers and system administrators. The culture of support needs to move toward more agility and velocity, and thus has a good deal to learn from DevOps and Agile methodology.

    In this session, HDI writer and analyst Roy Atkinson will explain how:
    •Changing customer behaviors and preferences require new ways of measuring support success
    •DevOps positively impacts the ability of support (HDI research)
    •Contact trends and channels will continue to change into the future
    •Automation can assist and accelerate support
  • Creating Digital Businesses Creating Digital Businesses Jim Tremlett, Agile Advisor, CA Technologies Apr 12 2017 5:00 pm UTC 50 mins
    The third wave of agility has begun – business agility (Wave 1: agile, Wave 2: scaled agile, Wave 3: business agility).The transformation of enterprises to digital businesses is leading this third wave. In this talk, we’ll discuss what this “digital transformation” entails.

    As evidenced by attendance at the recent, inaugural Business Agility Conference in February, this transformation is most acutely felt in the digital arms of traditional banks and financial services companies were rapidly changing customer expectations and competitive pressures from fintech start-ups are driving the transformation.
  • Why your business needs an enterprise-class chatbot Why your business needs an enterprise-class chatbot Jordi Torras, CEO, Inbenta Apr 12 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Tens of thousands of chatbots were built and launched last year. Most of them failed. Yet chat remains the number one way customers want to talk to brands, and they often want to talk when customer service teams are offline.

    In this presentation, we'll cover:

    - The criteria needed to deploy an enterprise-class chatbot, one that yields effective business results.
    - Natural language processing technology and machine learning.
    - Approaches to integrate with your existing systems and knowledge bases.
  • Lean! Agile! DevOps! So, Who Needs ITIL and ITSM Anyway? Lean! Agile! DevOps! So, Who Needs ITIL and ITSM Anyway? George Spalding, Pink Elephant Apr 12 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Lean, Agile, DevOps, ITIL and ITSM. Five powerful IT process domains all competing for your attention and budgets. Do we really need them all? Do we even need to pay attention to them? If so, do they play well together? This session will explore these questions by taking a look at each of these domains, exploring their commonalities and differences. But most important, this session will provide you with ideas on where the synergies lies that you need to exploit to stay on top of your ITSM game.
  • 2017 Pulse of the Profession®: Success Rates Rise 2017 Pulse of the Profession®: Success Rates Rise Tricia Cabrey, Market Researcher, PMI Apr 12 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    PMI’s latest Pulse of the Profession® research suggests a positive change in the way organizations are managing projects and programs. At the same time, the definition of success is evolving, and the ability of projects to deliver what they set out to do—the expected benefits—is just as important as the traditional measures of scope, time, and cost. This presentation will review PMI’s latest findings of how organizations are becoming more mature with their project practices and what factors they are investing in that distinguish more successful project performance.
  • The difference between Agile PPM and agile PPM – and why you need both! The difference between Agile PPM and agile PPM – and why you need both! Steve Romero, Romero Consulting Apr 12 2017 11:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Agile development methodology is critical to almost every organization that relies on software development to achieve their enterprise strategy. Companies of every shape and size now rely heavily on agile development projects and programs to quickly and assuredly deliver new products and services to their customers.

    Initially viewed as antithetical to project governance, organizations must recognize agile efforts require the power of project and portfolio management (PPM) to assure agile projects realize enterprise strategic objectives. This webcast will describe the multiple dimensions of “Agile PPM” and what organizations need to do to enable PPM agility in their Agile world.
  • How IT Can Win Friends and Influence Business Users in the Age of Consumer IT How IT Can Win Friends and Influence Business Users in the Age of Consumer IT Jarod Greene, VP of Product Marketing, Cherwell Apr 19 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    IT Consumerization—the blending of personal and business use of technology, devices and applications —presents IT organizations with both a challenge and an opportunity. The most strategic weapon IT has at its disposal is the IT service desk, the interface between business users and the IT services the organization provides.

    This webinar will discuss:

    * How IT organizations can modernize the business’s customer support and technical experiences,

    * Shine the light on shadow IT to ensure value is created,

    * Protect and improve the overall perception of IT within the business.