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  • We've tracked over $3.8 Billion in fundings, $3.8 Billion in acquisitions and IPOs for marketing tech in Q4 of 2015. The results are staggering.

    We know that you're hearing all the reports of doom and gloom in the VC landscape, but here's the thing: The volume of deals, in both amounts and frequency shows VC confidence in marketing tech, but what you need to understand is where they're gravitating towards and why that matters.

    This webinar will answer:

    •Which types of companies are gaining funding, and where in the marketing tech universe they fit.
    •Where we're seeing the biggest areas of consolidation.
    •Who the most involved / most active VCs are.
    •Implications for investors, vendors, and most importantly marketing technology buyers and users.
    *What you need to do to get noticed by the top VC, straight from the VC themselves.

    Here's our panel line up

    Speakers:
    * Jon Cifuentes, VB Insight analyst, VentureBeat
    * Lisa Calhoun, Partner, Valor Ventures
    * Sloan Gaon, CEO, PulsePoint
    * Ravi Belani, Managing Partner, Alchemist Accelerator, Stanford University
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register today and participate in a free interactive hour where we pick the brains of today's best minds in venture capital.
  • The #1 question for people everywhere:
    How to design & deliver a work-life balance that maximizes our best efficiencies at work and our most meaningful life outside work?

    George Kinder has specialized in delivering work-life balance to consumers and professionals worldwide through Life Planning and Mindfulness trainings and workshops for 30 years.

    The world today requires commitments in more areas than ever before. The requirements for work have been continuously expanded with new daily technologies, constantly competing with family time and lifestyle choices. Balancing a healthy lifestyle is critical for the future success of everyone in the workforce today.

    Combining thoughtful financial Life Planning with Mindfulness delivers work-life balance to everyone. Mindfulness gives you the ability to recognize where you sacrifice your work-life balance. Life Planning defines the balance you really want and the financial elements needed to secure it. Join this webinar and learn how to design the best of lives for yourself, your employees or your clients that simultaneously maximizes efficiencies at work.

    You will learn:
    1.How to deliver work-life balance to yourself, your clients and your employees
    2.How Mindfulness & Life Planning are key elements to your work-life balance
    3.Learn how to begin the process of creating a financial Life Plan to support your work-life balance
    4.Strategies for finding more time to support a good work-life balance

    Can’t Miss Takeaways - You will:
    1.Do the famous GK 3-Questions facilitated by George Kinder
    2.See and receive access to a Free consumer Life Planning website
    3.Receive a Free “Life Planning for You” book by George Kinder
    4.Have access to an audio guide to a daily Mindfulness practice.

    Who should attend?
    Anyone seeking to improve their personal work-life balance or to help their clients or employees improve their work-life balance.
  • At the BCI World Conference in November, the Business Continuity Institute, supported by Zurich Insurance Group, launched their annual Supply Chain Resilience Report. This webinar is a presentation of some of the key findings of the report. This includes that nearly one in ten organizations are not aware of who their key suppliers are, leaving them open to severe disruption as they are unable to manage their supply chain effectively.
  • Relationships are hard work. Relationships in the modern mobile age are about ten times harder. It comes down to more than just a message and smart branding – it's one part heart, one part messaging and about four parts data science. What worked yesterday probably won't work today and it definitely isn't going to be good enough tomorrow.

    Publishing superpowers CBSi and Thrillist are two best in class examples of mobile success stories. CBSi of course comes from the same organization that gave our great grandparents the news – this monolithic media company has now transitioned gracefully into the digital age. VentureBeat lifestyle peer Thrillist, meanwhile, is dominating the new media publishing space. What do they have in common? Each of these titans adopted to changing usage models through predictive tech and machine learning to build robust user data banks.

    We’ll learn how they’re delivering relevant user experience at scale. We’ll find out how they went mobile to triple their user engagement and find out how machine learning can be applied in actionable ways to increase personalization and deliver bottom line results – today.

    By attending this webinar, you’ll

    * Learn how to use machine learning against user profile data to increase user engagement.
    * Boost user engagement and retention by 300% through predictive technology applied against email, website and mobile deliverables.
    * Get the scoop on how digital marketing is changing – and is no longer the same space as it was last year.


    Speakers:

    * Michael Powers, Vice President of Product, CBSi
    * Ken Peltzer, Vice President of Technology, Thrillist Media Group
    * Andrew Jones, Analyst, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register today for this free interactive web event and get the opportunity to have your burning questions answered by Powers and Peltzer LIVE in the panel discussion.

    Sponsored by Boomtrain
  • No matter the fleet size, businesses and government agencies face the same basic fleet challenges: reining in operating expenses, efficiently maintaining vehicles, and controlling labor costs. For most fleets, fuel and driver wages alone make up more than 55 percent of the operations budget. Learn how to get a handle on these costs with Networkfleet’s webinar, Take Control of Your 2016 Operations Budget with Fleet Management Technology. Fleet industry expert Annette Correll will reveal how GPS-based fleet management technology can help your organization cut fuel usage, control repair and labor costs, lower insurance premiums, and more.
  • When there’s work to be done and money to be made, you’ve probably heard the cavalier statement, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Of course, everyone experiences the clutches of fatigue at some point – it’s a force of nature, after all. But it’s also an invisible threat to operations, because succumbing to fatigue is perceived as a weakness and many people don’t, or can’t, admit when they’re fatigued. As a result, many incident reports often cite “operator error, “unknown human factor” or some other ambiguous or inaccurate root cause.

    Measuring this invisible threat starts by asking five essential questions. Join this webinar event to learn how to determine your scope of risk, so that you can build a fatigue risk management system that reduces incidents and optimizes operations.
  • The Business Continuity Institute's latest research report - the Emergency Communication Report, supported by Everbridge - was published in early December, and this webinar is a presentation of some of the key findings.
  • Register for this short webinar to learn how telematics can help you better manage your vehicles and drivers.

    •Cut fuel costs by improving routing and reducing speeding and idle time.
    •Improve arrival time estimates and boost customer satisfaction.
    •Keep vehicles running reliably so they can stay on the road and on the job.
    •Protect drivers from false claims of speeding or not showing up as scheduled.

    Register Now.
  • "Video conferencing will never work at my company.”
    “I can’t take on a full-blown implementation.”
    “WTF. We don’t have budget for that.”

    We get it all the time. But before you give up on video conferencing, join Lifesize Product Manager Robert Maloney as he analyzes some of the more common objections (and myths) to video conferencing.

    • Setup and management are inconceivable!
    • Adoption is hopeless!
    • Security is futile!
    • Scale is preposterous!
    • Reliability is unimaginable!

    Bring your questions, as we will have an extensive Q&A session after the webinar myth busting. If you’re unable to make the live event, be sure to register for access to the on-demand recording.
  • Insurance is the equitable transfer of the risk of a loss, from one entity to another in exchange for payment. It is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent, uncertain loss. An insurer, or insurance carrier, is a company selling the insurance; the insured, or policyholder, is the person or entity buying the insurance policy. The amount of money to be charged for a certain amount of insurance coverage is called the premium. Risk management, the practice of appraising and controlling risk, has evolved as a discrete field of study and practice.
  • Sponsored by The TAS Group

    Sales managers spend hours analyzing reports, crunching numbers and meeting with sales reps to discuss deals. Yet we know from studies that most deals will not close on the predicted date, or even at all. So what are they doing wrong and is there a better way to manage sales performance?

    Join sales expert Donal Daly, CEO of The TAS Group, along with Mike Weinberg, Consultant, Speaker & Best Selling Author, and Nancy Nardin, President, Smart Selling Tools in this educational sales performance focused webinar.

    In this webinar, you'll:

    * Learn the secrets of unlocking sales insights to make better decisions
    * Spend more time providing leadership & accountability
    * Drive increased productivity & performance.

    Speakers:
    Donal Daly, CEO, The TAS Group
    Mike Weinberg, Consultant, The New Business Sales Coach
    Nancy Nardin, President, Smart Selling Tools
    David Brierley, VP EMEA & APJ, Pyramid Analytics
    Wendy Schuchart, moderator, VentureBeat
  • The influence that supervisors have within an organization’s safety culture cannot be overstated. If safety excellence is the goal, empowering supervisors to leverage positive recognition on the front line is non-negotiable. Join Caterpillar Safety Services Senior Safety Consultant Jenny Krasny as she presents the final installment of a four-part webinar series on supervisor development. Learn why recognizing successful performance is the critical final step in a successful accountability strategy, and how to properly execute it.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Review of accountability model
    • Understand the value of ‘catching’ people doing things right
    • Explore the 3W’s (when, what and who) of effective recognition
    • Learn the simple steps to create an effective recognition system
  • According to a PwC report “One of the main reasons many banks world over have resisted embracing a customer-centric model is because of integration challenges.”

    The future of most financial institutions depend on the strong connections they forge with customers. The relationship between banks and customers are constantly evolving and they need to adapt and connect in new ways with the customer to remain competitive today and win tomorrow’s customer. Mobile technology and social media are presenting opportunities and challenges to reach out to the customers like never before. While driving customer centric transformation initiatives are important for the bank, it is also extremely critical for the banks to have a strong Run the Bank strategy to drive operational efficiencies and manage cost pressures. Business integration plays a very critical and powerful role in designing and implementing Transform the bank and Run the bank initiatives. Despite the evident dividends banks seem to wrestle with their technology plans and investment decisions.

    In this session, we will address a few effective strategies for banks to address the challenges posed with integrating technology and business and how banks can take the leap towards
    a)Leveraging the strong multichannel interaction and delivering a seamless customer experience
    b)Segmenting consumers dynamically through real-time insights
    c)Tailoring real time offers based on real-time customer data
    d)Run the bank initiatives with focus on efficiencies and cost savings.

    With the right partner and technology expertise, you can deliver seamless banking experience to your customer.
  • Every fleet has unique management requirements. In this webinar you will learn to use three specialized products that can enhance the management of your drivers and assets.

    •Compliance regulation responsibilities can be simplified when integrated into fleet management software. See how to electronically manage driver and vehicle inspection reports, hours of service, fuel taxes and more.

    •Driver ID lets fleet managers know which driver is operating which vehicle at all times—automatically. Learn how to track driver performance, identify problem behaviors, and be alerted to unauthorized vehicle use.

    •Asset tracking protects your investment in high-value equipment in three ways. Learn how monitoring asset location and movement can improve response times, protect equipment from theft and connect the right vehicle to the right asset.
  • Editorial webinar sponsored by Avalara

    We've tracked over $3.8 Billion in fundings, $3.8 Billion in acquisitions and IPOs for marketing tech in Q3 of 2015. The results are staggering.

    The volume of deals, in both amounts and frequency shows VC confidence in marketing tech, and through our analysis, we're able to help you understand where they're gravitating towards and why that matters.

    This webinar will answer:

    •Which types of companies are gaining funding, and where in the marketing tech universe they fit.

    •Where we're seeing the biggest areas of consolidation.

    •Who the most involved / most active VCs are.

    •Implications for investors, vendors, and most importantly marketing technology buyers and users.

    *What you need to do to get noticed by the top VC, straight from the VC themselves

    Register today!

    Speakers:
    Jon Cifuentes, VB Insight analyst, VentureBeat
    Blake Patton, managing partner, Tech Square Ventures
    Jason Denenberg, director of entrepreneurship and capital finance, LaunchTN
    Ravi Belani, Managing Partner, Alchemist Accelerator, Stanford University

    Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • The focus of this programme is manifold and address the following issues: fostering the use of the tools of risk assessment and risk management in new fields of application such as policy making; providing a platform between the insurance community, the engineering and academic communities and policy makers to discuss risk issues; promoting the concept of the insurability of risks as the natural borderline between State legislation and the market economy; identifying new opportunities for insurers in the emerging sustainability concept in order to enlarge the field of insurable risks
  • Driving the adoption of a new technology within your company takes persistence. By creating excitement around change management, from the initial buy-in to the company-wide roll out, companies are finding greater adoption successes and ultimately a better return on their investments.

    Join Lifesize Chief Customer Success & Happiness Officer, Amy Downs, as she sits down with IT Directors Michael Maloney of IMA and Shane Dickinson of Silicon Labs for an inside scoop on why they chose Lifesize for their collaboration and how they helped the technology thrive throughout their organizations.
  • In a culture of safety excellence, safety activities aren’t just check-the-box exercises – they’re interactive, informative and preventative. Caterpillar introduces a new smartphone and tablet app to assist customers in completing walkaround inspections of equipment and job sites that truly increase the presence safety.

    Cat Inspect, available on Apple and Android devices as well as Windows tablets, allows you to perform timely and informed inspections of Cat and non-Cat equipment. Identify safety concerns easily and share them instantly to mitigate risk.

    Join David Frager, Program Manager in Caterpillar’s Equipment Management Technology & Solutions Division, to learn more about this tool to improve your safety processes. We will review the inspections forms available, show you how to perform your daily inspections, and explain how to create custom forms to meet your business needs.
  • Reputational risk, often called reputation risk, is a risk of loss resulting from damages to a firm's reputation, in lost revenue; increased operating, capital or regulatory costs; or destruction of shareholder value, consequent to an adverse or potentially criminal event even if the company is not found guilty. Adverse events typically associated with reputation risk include ethics, safety, security, sustainability, quality, and innovation. Reputational risk can be a matter of corporate trust.
  • Sponsored by Workfront

    Marketing teams get creativity. Creativity is their life’s blood. The concern is that by setting up rules and processes, we might kill that creative spark that drives the art created by the marketing directive. Agile methodology is applying the art of science in order to uncomplicate and reduce unnecessary admin time -- the very thing that keeps us from spending more time making beautiful campaigns and generating innovative copy.

    We’re going to talk to real life marketing teams who are using Agile methodologies to run their right-brained collaboration space – and are seeing tremendous results. We’ll talk war stories, great use cases, and ways to break down the siloes that are keeping your brilliant minds from making that next inspired leap.

    Join us for a free web event sponsored by Workfront to uncover the real-life ways that creative directors are harnessing the power of agile marketing methodologies to rapidly make fantastic leaps and discoveries that fuel careers.

    In this webinar, you’ll:

    * Hear first-hand experiences from current creative teams using tried and true methods to build faster and respond to industry trends quickly
    * Learn ways to increase the number of great ideas and proof of concepts
    * Use data to analyze and capitalize on changes in projects, marketing and industry trends… before your competitors know what hit ‘em.
    * Capture the lightning in a bottle that ensures amazing customer experiences.

    Register today!


    Sponsored by Workfront

    Speakers:
    Jim Ewel, Principal, Agile Marketing
    Stewart Rogers, director of marketing technology, VentureBeat
    David Lesue, creative director, Workfront
  • Business continuity encompasses a loosely defined set of planning, preparatory and related activities which are intended to ensure that an organization's critical business functions will either continue to operate despite serious incidents or disasters that might otherwise have interrupted them, or will be recovered to an operational state within a reasonably short period. As such, business continuity includes three key elements: 1. Resilience: critical business functions and the supporting infrastructure are designed and engineered in such a way that they are materially unaffected by most disruptions, for example through the use of redundancy and spare capacity; 2. Recovery: arrangements are made to recover or restore critical and less critical business functions that fail for some reason. 3. Contingency: the organization establishes a generalized capability and readiness to cope effectively with whatever major incidents and disasters occur, including those that were not, and perhaps could not have been, foreseen. Contingency preparations constitute a last-resort response if resilience and recovery arrangements should prove inadequate in practice.
  • This webinar will consider the complementary disciplines of security, crisis, business continuity and disaster response, blending theoretical and practical applications. It should interest practitioners and students of organizational resilience at advanced levels as it will bind together the various complementary disciplines necessary to become resilient into a single holistic approach. The webinar will aim to develop insights and discussion about how to match the needs of security and risk to the requirements of business continuity and impact management; and to identify the intuitive and learned skills to anticipate, respond to and recover from the many unwanted issues that can arise and threaten organizational capability.

    It will be set in the context of a dynamic, changing world where new threats such as embedded terrorism, social media risk generation, food and logistics security, environmental issues, governance and legislation (as examples) can affect resilience significantly. Many of us look at single elements – this will combine many complementary and potentially conflicting elements in a single analysis and discussion.
  • Discover how to gain more control over the performance of your vehicles and stop risks from harming your drivers, vehicles, and bottom line. During this webinar, you’ll learn how to significantly reduce risks—and the costs that go along with them.
  • Grow your business, not your IT. Cloud technology is helping early stage companies focus on rapid growth by eliminating the burden of IT. Come join us to learn about a cloud enabled business management solution that can scale easily to support your business growth.
  • Well-known writer and presenter Nathaniel Forbes MBCI offers three simple steps to help you give more persuasive presentations.

    Whether you’re pitching business continuity management to the C-suite, pleading for your department’s headcount or reporting post-exercise successes, you can move your audience to action with these three steps to a persuasive presentation.

    1.Develop a ‘story’.
    The human brain has been wired for story since our ancestors drew on cave walls. Every disaster, every invocation, every successful recovery reveals stories of sacrifice, personal resilience and individual initiative. Behind the facts, there’s a story in your presentation, too – one your audience will remember.

    2.Make an emotional connection.
    People may forget what you said, they may forget what you did, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel. To move people to action - to make them care about business continuity - you must reach for their feelings. Gently…but intentionally.

    3.Use pictures.
    It’s impossible for anyone to read and listen at the same time. Speaking over text bullets on a screen behind you is distracting and confusing to the audience. Instead, choose powerful images that make your point and support your story. The best ones are often the photographs you take yourself.
  • Video conferencing is powerful. In a recent survey of 1,300 Lifesize customers who work in IT, we found that companies who implemented video conferencing experienced a 25–49% increase in productivity. This is only possible because we designed Lifesize Cloud to be absolutely ID10t error-proof. From the admin console to the user experience, everything is designed to provide maximum productivity without sacrificing ease of setup or use.

    Join us to learn more about the Lifesize Cloud infrastructure, interface and some new use cases for video conferencing.
  • Operating a lean, efficient fleet requires more than well-trained drivers and well-tuned vehicles. Well-informed fleet managers are essential to improving fleet productivity. With fleet telematics expert Amin Amini, you’ll learn how GPS-based fleet management technology can help arm you with the reliable data you need to address problem areas and identify opportunities for improvement when you join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “Five Ways Fleet Management Technology Can Deliver Improved Efficiency,” on February 18, 2016.
  • We already know the smartphone has taken over the entire planet -- most of us are never more than three feet away from our devices. Same goes for your customers. But with that proximity comes a lot of competition. We get that. We’re going into 2016 with a rock solid foundation to make major innovative leaps forward. And we’ve got a bunch of great advice from game shakers at major organizations who are revolutionizing their industries, one device at a time.

    In the second part of this CMO Roundtable discussion, we’ll talk with Robin Zucker of Playboy and Jason Allen of Gamestop about their best strategies in the mobile landscape.

    You’ll leave this webinar with at least five great ideas to put into practice in your role immediately. It’s time to learn from the best.

    In this webinar, you’ll:

    * Get five key tips to move the needle in your existing digital strategy
    * Learn what Gamestop and Playboy are doing to keep ahead of the competition
    * Discover new ways to engage with mobile customers (and some of them are surprisingly simple).

    Speakers:

    Robin Zucker, SVP Marketing, Digital Media, Playboy
    Jason Allen, VP of Digital, Gamestop
    John Koetsier, Mobile Economist, Tune
    Wendy Schuchart, analyst, VentureBeat

    Register today for this free and interactive CMO roundtable discussion.

    Sponsored by TUNE
  • A culture of safety excellence is easy to recognise. It’s evident in the attitudes, beliefs and actions of employees.

    However, achieving a culture in which every person believes the organisation and its leaders are truly committed to safety as a core value goes beyond compliance-based policies and procedures. Even where robust regulatory systems are in place, “safe” work isn’t guaranteed. Across the globe, the greatest safety performers are organisations that make an effort to understand how their safety system is perceived by the employees working closest to the risk. The feedback drives engagement exercises through which employees are actively involved in building improved processes.
    Please join Caterpillar Safety Services Asia Pacific Regional Manager, Brett Haskins, as he explains tools to assess your safety culture and, how to move your organisation from policy/compliance-based safety management to safety excellence.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. The difference between compliance vs cultural improvement strategies
    2. How perception precedes behaviour
    3. The survey approach used by Caterpillar
    4. How to use safety perception survey data for improvement
  • What are the threats facing your organization? The Business Continuity Institute's annual Horizon Scan Report, in collaboration with BSI, outlines the main threats are according to business continuity and resilience professionals worldwide, segmented by region, sector and size of organization. Read the report, and if you have questions or want a better understanding of what it means, then makes sure you tune into this webinar.
  • Forget cookie-cutter marketing, where the only nods to personalization involve gender, region, or gender. Consumers want personalized messaging from brands that understand and know their likes and needs.

    As more brands develop personalized marketing, generic batch-and-blast messaging stands out for all the wrong reasons.

    Incorporating identity into marketing is a complex, two-prong process. It demands data collection and data unification from disparate sources, and delivers increased customer loyalty and higher sales. Yet 80 percent of consumer-facing companies don't understand their customers beyond basic demographics, such as age, education, and purchasing history, according to a recent VB Insight report (Identity and marketing: Capturing, unifying, and using customer data to drive revenue growth). And a whopping 96 percent of marketers admit constructing a comprehensive single view of customers is a huge challenge.

    In this interactive web event, you'll:

    * Unlock the customer data that you're missing today
    * Streamline your identity process, including detail-rich demographic information often overlooked
    * Hear insider secrets for getting that personalized message hit the customer right in the sweet spot -- driving serious bank to your bottom line.

    Speakers:

    * Andrew Jones, Analyst, VB Insight
    * Rishi Dave, CMO, Dun & Bradstreet
    * Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, CMO, Mozilla
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat


    This webinar is sponsored by Janrain.
  • As Agile and agile thinking has continued to gain traction in organizations beyond the software development teams, project managers are left wondering what it all means to them.

    Some Agile practitioners promote the idea the PMs are no longer needed once you make the transition to using a practice such as Scrum. Does this mean that the PM role will become obsolete in Agile organizations? Or does it mean that the role of traditional project manager needs to transform to being a agile project leader?

    If you are a PM in an organization making the transition to Agile, come find out what it means to you and what you need to do start the transformation to becoming an Agile Project Leader.
  • So you have been requested to take on business continuity planning for your organization, but what does that really entail? This webinar has been compiled to give you an overview of what encompasses a business continuity programme, the foundation you should establish before you begin and some of the challenges you may face. The webinar can assist you:

    - in deciding whether you wish to take on the role of business continuity manager,
    - in preparing for your interview for the role; and
    - in helping you to create your first 6-month action plan.

    This webinar can also be shared with your Business Continuity Sponsor to help them to appreciate the scope of work involved in a business continuity programme and some of the essentials that need to be established before initiating any business continuity activities.
  • Your customer's journey is crucial for building long-term loyalty. That's why your marketing strategy isn't one you can set and forget. It's crucial to have a top level look at the entire customer journey -- and understand that it might even be more than one journey.

    How are leading CMOs at top-performing companies planning to spend their budget and time across the buyer’s journey? From brand marketing, to demand generation to expanding customer advocacy, this webinar will illuminate where marketing leaders are allocating their money and efforts, and the key performance indicators used to measure the success of marketing teams throughout the buyer’s journey.

    We've gathered together top CMOs for a one hour candid look at their best advice for nailing the key components of the customer's journey. You'll learn which KPIs to watch, how best to budget across the board and what you're not measuring correctly -- or at all.

    Join this panel discussion as we take a deeper look at where marketing money is going – and why.

    After this webinar, you'll:

    * Gain CMO perspectives on KPIs, team structure, and resource allocation
    * Learn how CMO’s are measure marketing results
    * Get tips and advice on setting your organization up for success

    Register today for this free CMO roundtable discussion with interactive live audience question and answer session!

    Speakers:
    * Jeffrey Rohrs, Chief Marketing Officer, Yext
    * Chip House, Chief Marketing Officer, Four51
    * Ramon Chen- Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing & Product Management, Reltio
    * Moderator: Kevin Bobowski, Chief Marketing Officer, Act-On Software

    Sponsored by Act-On Software
  • Spend an hour with George Kinder as he leads a group meditation and discusses how to establish a mindfulness practice for yourself. There will be time for Q&A and discussion.