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  • Stream into Kafka Series: Dead Easy Kafka Pipeline Development
    Stream into Kafka Series: Dead Easy Kafka Pipeline Development
    Clarke Patterson, Head of Product Marketing @ StreamSets & Pat Patterson, Technical Director @ StreamSets Recorded: Sep 12 2019 53 mins
    According to the 2018 Apache Kafka Report, 94% of organizations plan to deploy new applications or systems using Kafka this year. At the same time, 77% of those same organizations say that staffing Kafka projects has been somewhat or extremely challenging.

    In this multi-part webinar series, StreamSets will take learnings from our customers and share practical tips for making headway with Kafka. Each session will discuss common challenges and provide step-by-step details for how to avoid them. By the end of the series you'll have many more tools at your disposal for ensuring your Kafka project is a success.

    Getting started with Kafka can be harder than it needs to be. Building a cluster is one thing, but ingesting data into that cluster can require a lot of experience and often a lot of rework. During this session we'll demystify the process of creating pipelines for Apache Kafka and show how you can create Kafka pipelines in minutes, not hours or days.

    In this session you'll learn:
    -Designing any-to-any Kafka pipelines in minutes
    -Snapshotting and monitoring data in Kafka
    -Editing pipelines quickly and easily without major disruption
  • Shadow IT - How to Expose Hidden Apps
    Shadow IT - How to Expose Hidden Apps
    Jackie Morrison, Senior Manager, Global IT Support at Nintex Recorded: Sep 12 2019 43 mins
    Every company deals with Shadow IT. If not caught and corrected it could leave your company exposed. Today, a third of all cyber attacks happen because of under maintained applications. With rising demands to move faster and as technology quickly changes, the problem could continue to get worse if IT teams neglect to take action.

    Shadow IT may normally have a negative connotation, but there may also be an underlying opportunity that isn’t being addressed. Instead of being frustrated with departments this could be an opportunity. IT could instead leverage other department efforts to find and vet new solutions. In order to do this, it’s IT’s job to equip them with the right information at the right time and do it in a way that is convenient and easy. Become the IT department that the modern business needs and you should see a decrease in the negative impact of shadow IT.

    In this session, we will cover:

    •Why does shadow IT keep happening
    •How to leverage shadow IT
    •Best practices on how to execute a plan
  • Digital Transformation is probably not what you think!
    Digital Transformation is probably not what you think!
    Josh Caid Recorded: Sep 12 2019 45 mins
    Many companies don’t know what digital transformation actually is. This webinar will help you understand the complexity behind the digital transformation process and why digitising your paper forms is not even scratching the surface. We'll look at how some well-known companies have innovated in a disruptive fashion, digitally transforming their entire business model into new markets and new revenue streams.
  • How to Build an Apache Kafka® Connector
    How to Build an Apache Kafka® Connector
    Jeff Bean, Partner Solution Architect, Confluent Recorded: Sep 12 2019 54 mins
    Apache Kafka® is the technology behind event streaming which is fast becoming the central nervous system of flexible, scalable, modern data architectures. Customers want to connect their databases, data warehouses, applications, microservices and more, to power the event streaming platform. To connect to Apache Kafka, you need a connector!

    This online talk dives into the new Verified Integrations Program and the integration requirements, the Connect API and sources and sinks that use Kafka Connect. We cover the verification steps and provide code samples created by popular application and database companies. We will discuss the resources available to support you through the connector development process.

    This is Part 2 of 2 in Building Kafka Connectors - The Why and How
  • 5 Ways to Scale Kafka with StreamSets
    5 Ways to Scale Kafka with StreamSets
    Clarke Patterson, Head of Product Marketing @ StreamSets & Bryan Duxbury, Chief Technologist @ StreamSets Recorded: Sep 10 2019 30 mins
    According to the 2018 Apache Kafka Report, 94% of organizations plan to deploy new applications or systems using Kafka this year. At the same time, 77% of those same organizations say that staffing Kafka projects has been somewhat or extremely challenging.

    In this multi-part webinar series, StreamSets will take learnings from our customers and share practical tips for making headway with Kafka. Each session will discuss common challenges and provide step-by-step details for how to avoid them. By the end of the series you'll have many more tools at your disposal for ensuring your Kafka project is a success.

    When it comes to scaling out Apache Kafka, there's often a trade off between complexity, performance and cost. In this session, we'll look at five different ways to scale up to handle massive message throughput with Kafka and StreamSets

    In this session you'll learn:
    -Scaling pipelines vertically and horizontally
    -Getting scale by streaming in a cluster
    -Leveraging Kubernetes to elastic scaling
  • Oracle Database Challenges in a Hybrid Cloud World
    Oracle Database Challenges in a Hybrid Cloud World
    Nick Walter, Principal Architect, House of Brick Technologies Recorded: Sep 10 2019 53 mins
    Worried about how a business critical, Oracle database will fit into a hybrid cloud IT model? This presentation covers the most common challenges facing enterprises when trying to integrate Oracle databases into the new world of applications distributed across public cloud and on-premises locations. Topics will include:

    •Common Oracle database scenarios
    •Architectural and performance challenges
    •Oracle licensing considerations
  • John Lewis | An inside look at how RPA is transforming retail
    John Lewis | An inside look at how RPA is transforming retail
    Alec Sutherland, Partner & Automation Technical Lead (RPA & AI) Recorded: Sep 10 2019 53 mins
    As a leading UK retailer, John Lewis stays ahead with a galvanizing, company-wide, vision for Blue Prism’s connected-RPA of ‘better jobs, better performance and better pay.’ This helps drive the appetite for sustainable, transformation - via continual improvement of its automated processes – across business units, to generate greater productivity – and highly fulfilled staff - who consistently deliver a better service.

    The John Lewis team will discuss how it uses intelligent automation to address the unique challenges faced by large retailers - that includes peaks in work volume and fulfilling price-promise requests. Also highlighted, will be how the retailer meets a growing demand for automation, reduces automation adoption barriers and how the wider business can self-serve on management information, to gain previously unknown insights – so continual improvement is achieved.

    In this webinar you’ll find out:
    • How a highly defined, scalable, RPA CoE meets demand and delivers sustainable results
    • How and why a culture of continual RPA improvement is being delivered across the business
    • Real-life examples of use-cases that have improved both the employee and customer experience
    • Lessons learned - what worked and what didn’t – along the John Lewis’ RPA journey

    • Alec Sutherland, Partner & Automation Technical Lead (RPA & AI)
    • Matt Juden-Bloomfield, Head of RPA, Blue Prism
  • Why Build an Apache Kafka® Connector
    Why Build an Apache Kafka® Connector
    Sree Karuthody, Sr. Manager, Technology Partnerships, Confluent + Jeff Bean, Partner Solution Architect, Confluent Recorded: Sep 10 2019 38 mins
    Apache Kafka® is the technology behind event streaming which is fast becoming the central nervous system of flexible, scalable, modern data architectures. Customers want to connect their databases, data warehouses, applications, microservices and more, to power the event streaming platform. To connect to Apache Kafka, you need a connector!

    This online talk focuses on the key business drivers behind connecting to Kafka and introduces the new Confluent Verified Integrations Program. We’ll discuss what it takes to participate, the process and benefits of the program.
  • Die heutigen ITSM-Herausforderungen prägen den Geschäftserfolg von morgen.
    Die heutigen ITSM-Herausforderungen prägen den Geschäftserfolg von morgen.
    Markus Bause; Pierre Aeschlimann Recorded: Sep 5 2019 49 mins
    In diesem Webinar zeigen wir Ihnen wie Sie die neuesten ITSM Trends nutzen können, damit Ihre Organisation auf die kommenden Entwicklungen vorbereitet ist. Das sind die Diskussionpunkte:
    - Die aktuellen Herausforderungen und Trends, die bereits die Zukunft von ITSM prägen.
    - Die neuesten ITSM-Fähigkeiten, die Ihnen helfen, effizienter zu sein, eine höhere Benutzerzufriedenheit, eine schnellere Betriebseinführung und niedrigere Gesamtbetriebskosten zu erreichen.
    - Wie sieht das ITSM von morgen aus und was sind die Vorteile für Ihr Unternehmen, einschließlich der Zukunft von Self-Service, des Wissensmanagements der nächsten Generation, der no-code Automatisierung und des reibungslosen Betriebs.
  • ITIL is dead! Long live ITIL!
    ITIL is dead! Long live ITIL!
    Josh Caid Recorded: Sep 4 2019 45 mins
    ITIL, as we used to know it, was a great framework for organis ing and rationalising our IT processes. But, as an industry, we built a lot of hard-to-move bureaucracy on top of it. These days, businesses have to change rapidly to stay competitive, can ITIL survive the transition?

    Short answer - yes, but only if ITIL evolves at the same pace as digital business revolution. And the good news is this: with V4, ITIL is making the leap out from the IT department into the entire organisational value chain. In this webinar, we'll be looking at some of these differences and how they can apply to your own Digital Transformation initiatives.
  • Prosessijohtaminen SoTe- ja kuntasektorilla
    Prosessijohtaminen SoTe- ja kuntasektorilla
    Jarkko Koivuniemi Recorded: Aug 30 2019 40 mins
    Prosessijohtaminen tarkoittaa kustannustehokkuuden lisäksi myös nopeutta ja joustavuutta. Tämä päivän kunta- ja sote-murroksessa korostetaan organisaation menettelyjen ja tiimien kehittämistä. Myös asiakkaiden ja eri toimijoiden rooli on muuttunut aikaisemmasta. Webinaarissa lisää ajatuksia prosessijohtamiseen: miten tunnistetaan, määritellään ja hallitaan prosesseja ja miten porsessijohtamisella kehitetään tuloksellisuutta ja laatua.
  • How Cox Automotive Democratized Data with a Self-Service Data Exchange
    How Cox Automotive Democratized Data with a Self-Service Data Exchange
    Nathan Swetye - Sr. Manager of Platform Engineering - Cox Automotive Recorded: Aug 29 2019 62 mins
    Cox Automotive comprises more than 25 companies dealing with different aspects of the car ownership lifecycle, with data as the common language they all share. The challenge for Cox Automotive was to create an efficient engine for the timely and trustworthy ingest of data capability for an unknown but large number of data assets from practically any source. Working with StreamSets, they are populating a data lake to democratize data, allowing analysts easy access to data from other companies and producing new data assets unique to the industry.

    In this webinar, Nathan Swetye from Cox Automotive will discuss how they:

    -Took on the challenge of ingesting data at enterprise scale and the initial efficiency and data consistency struggles they faced.
    -Created a self-service data exchange for their companies based on an architecture that decoupled data acquisition from ingestion.
    -Reduced data availability from weeks to hours and developer time by 90%.
  • Tips & Tricks: Introduction to WebAPIs
    Tips & Tricks: Introduction to WebAPIs
    Michael Lowe, Bimal Sebastian, Platform Consultants | Matt Juden-Bloomfield, Head of RPA, Blue Prism Recorded: Aug 29 2019 60 mins
    Companies of all sizes around the globe are using the power of connected-RPA to integrate their Digital Workforce to both internal and external systems.

    In this webinar, our team of Blue Prism experts will cover high-level best practices for leveraging Web Services (REST) with your Digital Workforce.

    Key concepts that will be discussed during this live session will be:
    • What is the difference between Web Services/WebAPIs/Skills?
    • Why use a Web Service instead of a graphical interface?
    • Downloading existing skills from the Digital Exchange

    With a hands-on demonstration of:
    • API Documentation
    • Creating a WebAPI
    • Basic WebAPI Settings
    • Authenticating against the web service
    • Creating your first action
    • Receiving a response within a process
    • Configuring the WebAPI using headers
    • Passing data using parameters

    Speakers:
    • Michael Lowe, Senior Consultant, Blue Prism
    • Bimal Sebastian, Platform Consultant (Solutions Architecture), Blue Prism
    • Matt Juden-Bloomfield, Head of RPA, Blue Prism

    This live webinar will give the audience to ask their questions directly to our panellists. If you are not able to make it on the day, a recording will be made available at this same location shortly afterwards.
  • Today’s ITSM Challenges are Shaping Tomorrow’s Business Success. Are you ready?
    Today’s ITSM Challenges are Shaping Tomorrow’s Business Success. Are you ready?
    Pierre Andre Aeschlimann Recorded: Aug 29 2019 47 mins
    This webinar will look at how to leverage the latest in ITSM and make sure that you and your organisation are prepared for what’s coming. We’ll be discussing:

    •The current challenges and trends that are already shaping the future of ITSM.
    •The latest ITSM capabilities that will help you be more efficient, achieve higher user satisfaction, faster time to market and a lower total cost of ownership.
    •Tomorrow’s ITSM, what does it look like and what are the benefits for your organisation, including the future of self-service, next generation knowledge management, codeless automation and seamless operations.
  • Maksuton Six Sigma etäkoulutus - Mitä on Six Sigma?
    Maksuton Six Sigma etäkoulutus - Mitä on Six Sigma?
    Kalevi Kaski Recorded: Aug 29 2019 106 mins
    Six Sigma tulossa tai menossa? Jokainen Six Sigma projekti vaatii suunnittelua, osaamista ja erilaisia suunnitelmia. Tässä tiiviissä koulutuksessa pyrimme tuomaan esiin niitä asioita, jotka tulisi huomioida käyttöönotossa. Tule siis mukaan kuulemaan ja ottamaan oppeja mukaasi!
  • Improve process and increase customer satisfaction through Service Automation
    Improve process and increase customer satisfaction through Service Automation
    Richard de Boer, Pink Elephant Recorded: Aug 28 2019 46 mins
    On 28 August at 11 a.m. (CET) Pink Elephant trainer Richard de Boer will be talking about Service Automation, looking at customer services in particular and how this can increase user satisfaction and the quality of services.
    The webinar will include a discussion on the theoretical framework (Service Automation Framework) and the various steps you need to shape, roll out and make Service Automation a success.
    Learn how Cherwell, a leading provider of Enterprise Service Management, can make this Service Automation process possible. With Cherwell, workflows, facility management and HR processes can easily be created within IT, as can a self-service portal which end users can initiate and work through.
  • Future-Proof Your ServiceNow Strategy: How to Build a Strategic Roadmap
    Future-Proof Your ServiceNow Strategy: How to Build a Strategic Roadmap
    John Huckle, John Beasley, Marci Parker, Meghan Lockwood Recorded: Aug 27 2019 58 mins
    Does your ServiceNow strategy hold-up to the demanding needs of IT, your Customers, and your employees in 2020?

    With ServiceNow expanding beyond IT in recent years with Customer Service Management and HR Service Delivery, we see clients building strategic roadmaps that cross the entire enterprise.

    In this webinar, you'll learn how roadmaps are changing (and how to effectively communicate ServiceNow's value to your executives), roadmap examples from our clients with varying levels of maturity, the keys to success like governance and organizational change management, and what you can still accomplish in 2019.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity - register for the webinar today.
  • Why Everything You Knew about Monitoring is Wrong in the Cloud-Native World
    Why Everything You Knew about Monitoring is Wrong in the Cloud-Native World
    Daniella Pontes, Senior Manager of Product Marketing at InfluxData, Jason Bloomberg, President of Intellyx Recorded: Aug 27 2019 60 mins
    Kubernetes is more than a container orchestration platform. It’s a harbinger of a new paradigm for IT we’re calling cloud-native computing.

    The cloud-native world recognizes that containers and microservices are inherently ephemeral, and that the massive scalability and performance we expect from applications and services depends upon that ephemerality.

    Monitoring such radically dynamic environments is nothing like IT monitoring used to be. Statelessness, real-time behavior, and abstractions that drive configurations, security, and integration are core to cloud-native computing. These all require a fundamentally different approach to monitoring in order to provide the visibility and control that organizations require to keep this new infrastructure paradigm working at full bore.

    Join Daniella Pontes, Senior Manager of Product Marketing at InfluxData and Jason Bloomberg, president of industry analyst firm Intellyx, for a provocative discussion of the new cloud-native computing paradigm and the monitoring challenges organizations face.

    Attendees of this webinar will:

    -Gain a broad understanding of what it means to be cloud-native

    -Understand the particular monitoring challenges cloud-native infrastructures present

    -Learn how InfluxData’s cloud-native TICK Stack centered on its InfluxDB purpose-built time-series database was built from the ground up to resolve the monitoring challenges organizations face as they move to cloud-native infrastructure.
  • Recipes for Success How to Build Continuous Ingest Pipelines
    Recipes for Success How to Build Continuous Ingest Pipelines
    Arvind Prabhakar - Co-Founder and CTO - StreamSets Recorded: Aug 27 2019 62 mins
    Modern data infrastructures are fed by vast volumes of data, streamed from an ever-changing variety of sources. Standard practice has been to store the data as ingested and force data cleaning onto each consuming application. This approach saddles data scientists and analysts with substantial work, creates delays getting to insights and makes real-time or near-time analysis practically impossible.
  • #wpsm Verkkokaupan webinaari osa 4: Laita 24/7 palvelu kuntoon
    #wpsm Verkkokaupan webinaari osa 4: Laita 24/7 palvelu kuntoon
    Kari Wikholm , Wiki*s People Sales Management Recorded: Aug 27 2019 38 mins
    Webinaarisarja #wpsm alkaa heti mielenkiintoisella haasteella, pitäisikö kehittää omaa verkkokauppaa vai mennä mukaan isompien ketjujen omnichannel-tyyppisiin ratkaisuihin. Erittäin akuutiksi aiheen tekee vuonna 2019 myös täällä Suomessa, että ilmassa on erittäin vahvat tunnusmerkit verkkojätin Amazonin rantautumiseen ainakin pohjoismaihin ellei peräti Suomeen.

    #wpsm järjestää vuoden aikana webinaari sarjan, joka perustuu #wpsm järjestämiin Verkkokaupan koulutuksiin ja myöhemmin ilmestyvään Verkkokaupan käsikirja 2019 materiaaliin. #wpsm konsultti ja koultustoimiston toimitusjohtaja ja valmentaja Kari Wikholmilla on pitkä kokemus eri kivi ja verkkokauppojen avaamisesta ja HC Wiki käy asioita läpi "kauppiaan" kielellä, jota on helppo ymmärtää. Webinaarien sisällöissä HC Wiki käy läpi asioita omien kokemuksien kautta ja peilaa asioita akuuttien 2019 kauppaa ravistelevien aiheiden kautta:

    Vuoden webinaariaiheita:

    Miten rakentaa kaupalle monopoli ja miten asemoida kauppa eri kanavissa?
    Keskity mahdollisimman ison konversion hakemiseen
    Huolehdi, että mainonnan kohdentaminen toimii
    Laita 24/7 palvelu kuntoon ja ymmärrä käyttää kumppaneita
    Muista inhimillisyys, koska asiakas pitää olla aina keskiössä
    Laajenna maksukanavien määrä mahdollisimman isoksi ennen pankkidirektiivi PSD2 tulemista
    Avaa verkkokaupan logistiikkaan oma 24/7 seuranta
    Rakenna selkeä prosessi verkkokaupan liidien koppien ottamiseen
    Miten luodaan yrityksen growth hackering polku ja mitä tarkoittaa etu/takapiha-ajattelu
    Verkko on renki, joten miten pidän itseni jatkossa isäntänä/emäntänä
  • SAM 2.0 - The Modern Approach to Software Asset Management
    SAM 2.0 - The Modern Approach to Software Asset Management
    Rich Reyes, EVP of Software Advisory at Connor Consulting and Alex Geuken, CEO, North Europe of Xensam Recorded: Aug 26 2019 44 mins
    The evolution of Software Asset Management (SAM) is upon us as the latest trends such as cloud, IoT and digitization are making it more difficult than ever to track, manage and drive a positive ROI for IT investments. With a changing technology landscape, companies require a more modern and agile approach to SAM that incorporates the power of enterprise data, strategic program governance, and repeatable processes. Join Rich Reyes, EVP of Software Advisory at Connor Consulting and Alex Geuken, CEO, North Europe of Xensam as they discuss factors impacting IT and SAM, leading practices to modernize your license management program, and recommendations on how smart technology with thought leadership can get you there.
  • Maksuton Lean etäkoulutus - Mitä on Lean?
    Maksuton Lean etäkoulutus - Mitä on Lean?
    Lämpimämpi Design Oy, Kalevi Kaski Recorded: Aug 26 2019 116 mins
    Lean tulossa tai menossa? Jokainen Lean projekti vaatii suunnittelua, osaamista ja erilaisia suunnitelmia. Tässä tiiviissä koulutuksessa pyrimme tuomaan esiin niitä asioita, jotka tulisi huomioida käyttöönotossa. Tule siis mukaan kuulemaan ja ottamaan oppeja mukaasi!

    Sisältö:

    Mitä on Lean?

    Mikä on Leanin puhtain merkitys?

    Mistä Lean on lähtöisin?

    Mitä Leanin toteuttaminen merkitsee?

    Leanin perusrakenne

    Miten Leaniä lähdetään toteuttamaan?

    Esivalmistelut

    Pilottiprojektin valinta

    Lanseeraus

    Toteutus

    Seuranta

    Raportointi

    Miksi Lean toteutus saattaa epäonnistua?

    Muutokseen kohdistuvat reaktiot

    Tyytyväisyystakuun sudenkuoppa

    Käyttäytymisen muutokset

    Suurin virhe

    Toipumissuunnitelma jos Lean lanseeraus on epäonnistunut

    Kulttuurinmuutos on onnistumisen edellytyksenä

    Realistinen aikataulu ja suunnitelma

    Johdon täydellinen sitoutuminen

    Sisäinen Lean agentti

    Kouluttajana toimii Lean asiantuntija, jolla on kattava 40 vuoden kokemus. Niistä 18 vuotta Lean Six Sigma ja Lean menetelmien menestyksellistä soveltamista useissa Euroopan maissa. Kouluttaja on sertifioitu Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt ja Lean Master,
  • Case Study: Real-World Breach Response
    Case Study: Real-World Breach Response
    Brian DiPaolo, Chief Technology Officer; Mark Holdsworth, Managed Services Practice Manager Recorded: Aug 22 2019 44 mins
    Accudata’s customer, a large ecommerce services provider, detected malware in an email sent to customers. However, their IT team discovered the malware was just the tip of the iceberg and began to dig deeper. Realizing the scope and magnitude of the breach, Accudata’s security and managed service teams were brought in to mitigate the attack and quickly began the remediation process.

    In this 60-minute presentation, Chief Technology Officer Brian DiPaolo and Managed Services Practice Manager Mark Holdsworth detail the challenges of identifying and eliminating an active attacker in order to bring the business back online.
  • Ultralight Data Movement for IoT with SDC Edge
    Ultralight Data Movement for IoT with SDC Edge
    Guglielmo Iozzia - Big Data Lead - Optum | Pat Patterson - Technical Director - StreamSets Recorded: Aug 22 2019 34 mins
    Edge computing and the Internet of Things bring great promise, but often just getting data from the edge requires moving mountains.

    During this webinar, we will discuss:

    -How to make edge data ingestion and analytics easier using StreamSets Data Collector edge, an ultralight, platform independent and small-footprint Open Source solution for streaming data from resource-constrained sensors and personal devices (like medical equipment or smartphones) to Apache Kafka, Amazon Kinesis and many others.

    -We'll provide an overview of the SDC Edge main features, supported protocols and available processors for data transformation, insights on how it solves some challenges of traditional approaches to data ingestion, pipeline design basics, a walk-through some practical applications (Android devices and Raspberry Pi) and its integration with other technologies such as StreamSets Data Collector, Apache Kafka, and more.
  • Modern Streaming Data Stack with Kinetica & StreamSets
    Modern Streaming Data Stack with Kinetica & StreamSets
    Matt Hawkins - Principal Solutions Architect - Kinetica | Mark Brooks - Solutions Architect - StreamSets Recorded: Aug 20 2019 60 mins
    Enterprises are now faced with wrangling massive volumes of complex, streaming data from a variety of different sources, a new paradigm known as extreme data. However, the traditional data integration model that’s based on structured batch data and stable data movement patterns makes it difficult to analyze extreme data in real-time.

    Join Matt Hawkins, Principal Solutions Architect at Kinetica and Mark Brooks, Solution Engineer at StreamSets as they share how innovative organizations are modernizing their data stacks with StreamSets and Kinetica to enable faster data movement and analysis.

    During this webinar, we will discuss:

    -The modern data architecture required for dealing with extreme data
    -How StreamSets enables continuous data movement and transformation across the enterprise
    -How Kinetica harnesses the power of GPUs to accelerate analytics on streaming data
    -A live demo of StreamSets and Kinetica connector to enable high speed data ingestion, queries and data visualization
  • Monitoring and Protecting Data in Apache Kafka
    Monitoring and Protecting Data in Apache Kafka
    Clarke Patterson - Head of Product Marketing - StreamSets Sep 17 2019 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    According to the 2018 Apache Kafka Report, 94% of organizations plan to deploy new applications or systems using Kafka this year. At the same time, 77% of those same organizations say that staffing Kafka projects has been somewhat or extremely challenging.

    In this multi-part webinar series, StreamSets will take learnings from our customers and share practical tips for making headway with Kafka. Each session will discuss common challenges and provide step-by-step details for how to avoid them. By the end of the series you'll have many more tools at your disposal for ensuring your Kafka project is a success.

    Kafka and Tensorflow can be used together to build comprehensive machine learning solutions on streaming data. Unfortunately, both can become black boxes and it can be difficult to understand what's happening as pipelines are running. In this talk we'll explore how StreamSets can be used to build robust machine learning pipelines with Kafka.

    In this session you'll learn:
    -How to easily build pipelines with Tensorflow and Kafka
    -Visualizing data in Tensorflow pipelines
    -Creating reusable code fragments for standardizing pipeline best practices
  • The Future of ITAM in the Age of SaaS
    The Future of ITAM in the Age of SaaS
    Rich Reyes, EVP Software Advisory at Connor Consulting & Cory Wheeler, Co-Founder & VP of Customer Success/Services at Zylo Sep 17 2019 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    SAM professionals drive vendor compliance, operational efficiencies, and ROI across the business. However, the introduction of SaaS has drastically impacted traditionally centralized IT and license management. Now that 70% of application spend is sourced outside of IT budgets according to IDC, what role do SAM practitioners play in building and maintaining modern ITAM strategies? How are SAM practitioners affected?

    This 30-minute webinar will focus on:
    ●The evolution of ITAM
    ●The difference between SAM and SaaS Management
    ●The competitive advantage of evolving a career alongside the growth of SaaS
    ●The future of ITAM, inclusive of both SAM and SaaS management.

    Zylo co-founder Cory Wheeler will utilize his experience of building procurement teams both in the on-prem and SaaS world to discuss the evolution of ITAM organization which led to the founding of Zylo.

    He will be joined by Connor Consulting Executive VP Rich Reyes who will leverage his experience from building a sustainable ITAM practice at a Fortune 100 retailer and leading the Global Software Advisory (SA) practice at Connor Consulting to inform this discussion.

    Register today to reserve your seat.
  • OMG Practical Guide to Cloud Governance
    OMG Practical Guide to Cloud Governance
    Karolyn A. Schalk, IBM Hybrid Cloud SaaS, Jean-Claude Franchitti, Archemy and , Claude Baudoin, cébé ITKM Sep 18 2019 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The role of governance is a crucial, yet often misunderstood, activity for information systems and lines of business. Enterprises that are able to efficiently transform to meet new markets and technologies typically show a high level of governance maturity. Cloud computing requires an enterprise to evolve their existing governance to meet the need to align policies and practices between the business, internal IT, and external cloud service providers.

    This webinar will present the Object Management Group’s Practical Guide to Cloud Governance, written by an international team of experts and issued in June 2019. We will explain the scope and motivations for cloud governance and the seven steps that must be executed (and repeated over time) to ensure success.
  • 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Machine Learning
    5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Machine Learning
    Chuck Kincaid, Principal Data Scientist, Experis Solutions Sep 19 2019 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Machine learning can bring a lot of value to companies - if they use it correctly. In this informative and lively session, we examine myths and truths about machine learning and, as a bonus, share ways to build better models.
  • Why Digital Businesses Require Agile Financial Planning
    Why Digital Businesses Require Agile Financial Planning
    Margo Visitacion, Vice President, Principal Analyst from Forrester Research, Inc. Sep 19 2019 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Disruptive competitors and discerning customers have companies shifting to agile development practices in order to deliver better customer experiences -- fast and effectively. However, many organizations are finding that traditional planning and execution methods don't provide the overall benefits of switching to agile. To be successful, companies must shift not only their development practices, but also their strategic and financial planning practices to an agile mindset by leveraging the power of agile and PPM solution capabilities.

    In this webinar guest speaker, Margo Visitacion, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, will discuss how organizations can evolve toward agile planning and funding practices by:
    - Rethinking business cases for agile at scale
    - Discovering how agile financial planning requires lean thinking
    - Prioritizing investments based on customer lifecycles and value streams
    - Driving continuous funding allocations to support an agile business
    - Using fast feedback in agile delivery to validate funding decisions
  • Machine Learning with Tensorflow and Apache Kafka
    Machine Learning with Tensorflow and Apache Kafka
    Clarke Patterson - Head of Product Marketing - StreamSets Sep 19 2019 5:00 pm UTC 25 mins
    According to the 2018 Apache Kafka Report, 94% of organizations plan to deploy new applications or systems using Kafka this year. At the same time, 77% of those same organizations say that staffing Kafka projects has been somewhat or extremely challenging.

    In this multi-part webinar series, StreamSets will take learnings from our customers and share practical tips for making headway with Kafka. Each session will discuss common challenges and provide step-by-step details for how to avoid them. By the end of the series you'll have many more tools at your disposal for ensuring your Kafka project is a success.

    Kafka and Tensorflow can be used together to build comprehensive machine learning solutions on streaming data. Unfortunately, both can become black boxes and it can be difficult to understand what's happening as pipelines are running. In this talk we'll explore how StreamSets can be used to build robust machine learning pipelines with Kafka.

    In this session you'll learn:
    -How to easily build pipelines with Tensorflow and Kafka
    -Visualizing data in Tensorflow pipelines
    -Creating reusable code fragments for standardizing pipeline best practices
  • Apache Kafka® + Machine Learning for Supply Chain
    Apache Kafka® + Machine Learning for Supply Chain
    Kai Waehner, Confluent + Graham Ganssle, Expero Sep 24 2019 3:00 pm UTC 58 mins
    Automating multifaceted, complex workflows requires hybrid solutions like streaming analytics of IoT data, batch analytics like machine learning solutions, and real-time visualizations. Leaders in organizations who are responsible for global supply chain planning are responsible for working with and integrating with data from disparate sources around the world. Many of these data sources output information in real-time, which assists planners in operationalizing plans and interacting with manufacturing output. IoT sensors on manufacturing equipment and inventory control systems feed real-time processing pipelines to match actual production figures against planned schedules to calculate yield efficiency. 

    Using information from both real-time systems and batch optimization, supply chain managers are able to economize operations and automate tedious inventory and manufacturing accounting processes. Sitting on top of all these systems is a supply chain visualization tool, enabling users' visibility over the global supply chain. If you are responsible for key data integration initiatives, join for a detailed walk through of a customer's use of this system built using Confluent and Expero tools. 

    WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: 
    •See different use cases in automation industry and Industrial IoT (IIoT) where an event streaming platform adds business value. 
    •Understand different architecture options to leverage Apache Kafka and Confluent.
    •How to leverage different analytics tools and machine learning frameworks in a flexible and scalable way.
    •How real-time visualization ties together streaming and batch analytics for business users, interpreters, and analysts.
    •Understand how streaming and batch analytics optimize the supply chain planning workflow.
    •Conceptualize the intersection between resource utilization and manufacturing assets with long term planning and supply chain optimization.
  • Retail at speed: ARTS from founding to the future
    Retail at speed: ARTS from founding to the future
    Horace Clemmons, Cleber/Oggún; Richard Mader, MaderI Int'l Consulting; Andy Mattice, Lexmark, and Thematix Sep 24 2019 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Technology standards help lower costs, ensure interoperability, and enable superior time-to-value and speed-to-market.

    The Object Management Group® (OMG®) and the National Retail Federation (NRF) entered into a long-term agreement to manage and develop the Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS).

    Two early movers and shakers — Horace Clemmons and Richard Mader — are here with us today to share the history of development and the enduring value to the Industry. They are joined by Andy Mattice, co-Chair of the Retail Domain Task Force at OMG , who will talk about the current status of development and some of the initiatives the future may hold.
  • SIEM Modernization: Build a Situationally Aware Organization with Apache Kafka®
    SIEM Modernization: Build a Situationally Aware Organization with Apache Kafka®
    Jeffrey Needham, Confluent Sep 25 2019 9:00 am UTC 35 mins
    Of all security breaches, 85% are conducted with compromised credentials, often at the administration level or higher. A lot of IT groups think “security” means authentication, authorization and encryption (AAE), but these are often tick-boxes that rarely stop breaches. The internal threat surfaces of data streams or disk drives in a raidset in a data center are not the threat surface of interest.

    Cyber or Threat organizations must conduct internal investigations of IT, subcontractors and supply chains without implicating the innocent. Therefore, they are organizationally air-gapped from IT. Some surveys indicate up to 10% of IT is under investigation at any given time.

    Deploying a signal processing platform, such as Confluent Platform, allows organizations to evaluate data as soon as it becomes available enabling them to assess and mitigate risk before it arises. In Cyber or Threat Intelligence, events can be considered signals, and when analysts are hunting for threat actors, these don't appear as a single needle in a haystack, but as a series of needles. In this paradigm, streams of signals aggregate into signatures. This session shows how various sub-systems in Apache Kafka can be used to aggregate, integrate and attribute these signals into signatures of interest.

    Watch now to learn:
    -The current threat landscape
    -The difference between Security and Threat Intelligence
    -The value of Confluent Platform as an ideal complement to hardware endpoint detection systems and batch-based SIEM warehouses
  • How desktop-as-a-service makes complex IT architecture simple
    How desktop-as-a-service makes complex IT architecture simple
    Nutanix Xi Frame Sep 25 2019 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    As private and public clouds get less expensive, they’re expected to completely replace on-premises computing to make IT cheaper, easier to run, and more secure. But right now, most enterprises still have their feet in both worlds, using hybrid systems that are intended to make the lives of the CIO and the IT department easier. Unfortunately, the complexity often just adds additional cost and reduces business value.

    So how do you harness the power of a hybrid system, with any cloud provider? Desktop-as-a-service is a virtualized interface that makes the complexity of your software completely invisible to your users, and allow IT to spin up a desktop instance with one click. It’s a world where IT no less complex but a lot easier to use -- and your users far more productive.

    Learn more about how to address the complexity of your tech infrastructure and desktop-as-a-service when you join this VB Live event!

    Register for free now!

    In this webinar, you will discover:

    *The concept of desktop-as-a-service including how it works, what it is, and where to get it
    *How things have become complex, and how to measure complexity for your enterprise.
    *How to understand the business value of dealing with complexity
    Steps toward mapping out a course of action

    Speaker:
    Jon Eugenio, Principal Solutions Architect, Nutanix Xi Frame team
  • Show and Tell: Discover Blue Prism v6.6 - Introducing On-Prem and Cloud Trials
    Show and Tell: Discover Blue Prism v6.6 - Introducing On-Prem and Cloud Trials
    Bart Peluso, SVP Product Marketing | Chris Strong, Product Owner | Matt Juden-Bloomfield, Head of R Sep 26 2019 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Join us for an introduction to our latest version of Blue Prism and our free trials.
    Building on the success of Blue Prism’s connected-RPA, we are moving the platform to the next level with a variety of new features that address more users, with more security and more flexibility with their data. V6.6, with new on-prem and cloud trials plus a Learning Edition, puts Blue Prism connected-RPA in everyone’s hands.

    Blue Prism v6.6 includes:
    - FIPS Compliance for Increased Security: v6.6 works in an environment that enforces FIPS compliance.
    - Blue Prism Trial Installers: In order to make the Blue Prism experience easier and faster, v6.6 includes a new installer specifically for the On-prem and Learning Edition trials.
    - Data Gateways Enhancements allow for more data flexibility: With v6.6, customers can more easily manage how much data they generate with Blue Prism and how to best maintain the data.

    Blue Prism Enterprise Trials – along with the availability of v6.6, Blue Prism Trials now make it easy to access Blue Prism’s connected-RPA by everyone quickly and easily.

    Curious about how this feature-rich version of Blue Prism can help you? Don’t miss this webinar to learn all the details.

    Presenters:
    •Bart Peluso, SVP Product Marketing, Blue Prism
    •Chris Strong, Product Owner, Blue Prism
    •Matt Juden-Bloomfield, Head of RPA, Blue Prism
  • How to Fail at Kafka
    How to Fail at Kafka
    Pete Godfrey, Systems Engineer, Confluent Oct 2 2019 1:00 pm UTC 19 mins
    Apache Kafka® is used by thousands of companies across the world but, how difficult is it to operate? Which parameters do you need to set? What can go wrong? This online talk is based on real-world experience of Kafka deployments and explores a collection of common mistakes that are made when running Kafka in production and some best practices to avoid them.

    Watch now to learn:

    -How to ensure your Kafka data is never lost
    -How to write code to cope when things go wrong
    -How to ensure data governance between producers and consumers
    -How to monitor your cluster

    Join Apache Kafka expert, Pete Godfrey, for this engaging talk and delve into best practice ideas and insights.