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  • Making to the jump to risk management Making to the jump to risk management Jeff Blackmon FBCI Recorded: Sep 28 2016 64 mins
    There has always been change in our profession. We originally started by implementing disaster recovery programmes. Soon after that, the businesses realized that the people aspect of recovery was needed as well. The results were the beginning of business continuity programmes. DR and BC have worked together almost two decades now with great success. We are now at a major transformation point again. Business continuity is now sharing more information and interacting more with security and compliance groups.

    This session will go over what most of us already have in place, what we will need to add, and how all three groups interface together to provide a new resilience program for your environment. The goal of this session is to show the interactions between risk management, business continuity, security and compliance that form the components of a resilience programme.
  • Decision making under pressure Decision making under pressure Paul Breed MBCI Recorded: Sep 27 2016 46 mins
    Business continuity can be a high pressured role at times, with many decisions having to be made under that pressure. It is important to be able to manage it effectively and so ensure the right decision is taken, whatever the circumstances. In this webinar, Paul Breed MCBI presents a decision making model which includes:

    Information - (Fact, Assumption, Gaps - urgency)
    Threat and Risk Assessment - based on Identity, Capability, Intention
    Development of a Working Strategy - that dovetails the Threat and Risk Assessment
    Options - ideally from a predetermined tactical menu that reduces time critical decision making
    Action - based on the agreed option together with contingencies
    Review - constantly review the decision especially when new information comes to light
  • Five Smart Ways to Help Boost Fleet Utilization Five Smart Ways to Help Boost Fleet Utilization Matt Mikkelson, Verizon Networkfleet Recorded: Sep 22 2016 31 mins
    Right-sizing your fleet is more complicated than just slashing fleet size and requiring remaining vehicles to do more. But getting it right is worth the effort. With fleet management expert Matt Mikkelson, you’ll learn how a fleet management solution can help you improve fleet efficiency and lower costs. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “Five smart ways to help boost fleet utilization,” on September 22, 2016.
  • How to Make the Right Sale Hires (and Keep Them) How to Make the Right Sale Hires (and Keep Them) Mikita Mikado, CEO of PandaDoc & Steli Efti, CEO of Close.io Recorded: Sep 20 2016 64 mins
    Building a high-performing sales team comes with its own set of challenges. It differs in many ways from hiring for other departments and understanding what to focus on can be the difference between success and failure.

    But how do find the best candidates? And how can you get them up and running while also making sure they are completely knowledgeable on your product or service?

    View this on-demand version where CEO Mikita Mikado and the CEO of Close.io, Steli Efti will discuss:

    -Finding the right sales talent for your business
    -How to interview and onboard candidates in the least amount of time
    -How to develop good processes for sending HR documents

    Check it out!
  • Horizon scanning – predicting future risks Horizon scanning – predicting future risks James McAlister FBCI Recorded: Sep 19 2016 48 mins
    Effective organizational resilience depends upon the ability of senior management teams to predict and therefore adapt to rapidly changing external threats. The lead time once enjoyed by decision makers to analyse and respond is ever decreasing. Traditional planning methods, do not allow leaders to anticipate global challenges as they generally focus inwards and rely on historical data.

    The presentation provides some basic advice on how you could use horizon scanning methodology to help predict future risks to your organization.
  • Interactive Panel Discussion: Culture and Employee Engagement Interactive Panel Discussion: Culture and Employee Engagement Jennifer Terry-Tharp, Executive Director of Employment Branding at AT&T, Nora Beatty, HR Business Partner at FreshBooks Recorded: Sep 15 2016 61 mins
    Join Glassdoor, BambooHR, AT&T and FreshBooks as we tackle some of the pressing questions around culture and employee engagement. This panel discussion dives deep into the most asked questions such as:

    - How do you build and sustain a thriving culture as your organization grows (satellite offices, remote workers etc)?

    - What would you say to those who have a toxic culture but do not have top management onboard to change it?

    - How much does culture affect your hiring choices? (And how do you hire for culture without discriminating and avoiding diversity)?
  • Want value from Lifelong Learning? Focus on the future Want value from Lifelong Learning? Focus on the future Ken Simpson FBCI Recorded: Sep 14 2016 34 mins
    Do we base our approach to learning on past practice or expectations of future practice? Perhaps we think our past practices are 'best' and will not change much in the next 5-10 years?

    6 years ago there wasn’t an iPad - and 10 years ago there were no iPhones. As the world changes so too must the practice of BC.

    The needs of the generations that entered the workforce in the past 10 years will have to guide the nature of future practice - and that practice will need to inform what and how we learn.

    This interactive session will examine generational change in the workplace, and the opportunity it presents to shape future practice.
  • Wanted: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Wanted: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Katie Broderick, Research Director, 451 Research Recorded: Sep 13 2016 37 mins
    What are some of today's biggest challenges for women in STEM? We will examine the findings from the WITI/451 Research report examining the impact of gender in the workplace for the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Titled "Wanted: Women in STEM - An Exploration of Influential Factors, Their Professional Journey & Ways to Foster Change," the survey of 1,100 WITI members found that early STEM exposure is crucial and a variety of support mechanisms are needed to achieve women's goals in a predominantly male field. Read more at: http://www.witi.com/STEMwomen

    Katie Broderick is Research Director at 451 Research. She has collaborated on some of the industry's leading quantitative research on colocation, cloud computing, and datacenter infrastructure management. Currently, Ms. Broderick runs 451 Research's Datacenter KnowledgeBase. She also studies market dynamics on a custom basis for clients including topics such as cloud computing, hosting, software-defined infrastructure, and brand awareness.
  • HR Can't Do It Alone: Enlist the C-Suite to Drive Company Culture HR Can't Do It Alone: Enlist the C-Suite to Drive Company Culture Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions Recorded: Sep 13 2016 46 mins
    If you've been appointed the Keeper of Culture or the Values Cops in your organization, this workshop is essential for you. And if the company culture is dependent on a larger-than-life CEO, look out! Let's talk about making culture a shared responsibility rather than something Human Resources employees are tasked with managing alone.
  • Sales Managers: Are You Enabling or Disabling Your Sales Team? Sales Managers: Are You Enabling or Disabling Your Sales Team? Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions Recorded: Sep 7 2016 46 mins
    All those bells and whistles and dashboards and data points... All that stored information... All those reports.... Does your sales enablement help sales pros hit quota and make more money? Or are your sales enablement efforts cutting into your sales productivity by disabling your salespeople?
  • Mind the Gap - 5 Ways to Bring Scattered Teams Together Mind the Gap - 5 Ways to Bring Scattered Teams Together Josh Duncan, Senior Product Director, Lifesize Recorded: Sep 1 2016 49 mins
    As your organisation’s workforce becomes more remote and IT demands become scattered and complicated, it’s important to keep your company’s teams connected and IT systems easy to manage.

    Join Lifesize Senior Product Director Josh Duncan Thursday September 1, as he discusses ways to enhance connectivity and communication in businesses with hundreds and thousands of employees located across the world or just down the street.

    We’ll discuss:

    •Why connectivity is more important than ever

    •How the consumerisation of IT is impacting workforce expectations

    •How reducing the number of tools your company is using will make your organisation leaner, more efficient, and more profitable

    •How the right platform for cloud video conferencing can positively transform your communication and IT efficiency

    •What to look for when evaluating video conferencing solutions
  • How a fleet management solution can help improve customer service How a fleet management solution can help improve customer service Nick Tsaloufis at Verizon Networkfleet Recorded: Aug 31 2016 30 mins
    Business owners and fleet managers can get bogged down with paperwork, tracking down drivers and conducting costly vehicle repairs. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “How a fleet management solution can help improve customer service,” on August 31, 2016.
  • Accelerate Sales Productivity & Close More Deals with Salesforce + DocuSign Accelerate Sales Productivity & Close More Deals with Salesforce + DocuSign Ashley Smith, SR AE, DocuSign, Harel Shaked, Technical Project Manager, Outbrain Recorded: Aug 30 2016 24 mins
    Fully integrated with Salesforce, DocuSign helps users close more deals, faster. Your customers can sign contracts within minutes from anywhere, anytime and on any device. Sending a contract for electronic signature from Salesforce is simple: just click “Send with DocuSign” from any object. You can even generate and send contracts synced with data from Salesforce. When you automate time-consuming manual workflows, you eliminate rekeying of data and increase your productivity.

    Join DocuSign and Outbrain, the global leader in content marketing, for a compelling webinar presentation and discussion.

    This webinar will feature guest speaker Harel Shaked, Technical Project Manager at Outbrain. He will review how Outbrain:
    - Improved sales productivity “with the click of a button” to send and sign contracts and agreements
    - Began closing deals within minutes from the time an order is sent
    - Lowered contract processing time by several hours

    Register now to learn how Outbrain utilized DocuSign to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their sales operations.
  • Masters of Mobile Data: Maximizing the Lifetime Value of App Users Masters of Mobile Data: Maximizing the Lifetime Value of App Users Aaron Price, SVP of Marketing, Expedia Recorded: Aug 30 2016 63 mins
    Join us for Part 3 of this compelling 4-part series on mobile data. After all, it’s not news that when it comes to apps, consumers can be very fickle, engaging for one download and then abandoning the app. In many ways, an app marketer’s real job only begins after the install. Boosting engagement metrics and increasing the lifetime value of app users is what really matters more than ever.

    A compelling value prop and smart design are necessary but not sufficient to keeping people engaged. You also need to apply data and technology on an ongoing continuous basis to strengthen and sustain your user relationships, and in turn boost the LTV of the average app user by extending both their “lifetime” and their value. Furthermore, being proactive about managing churn, and retargeting users outside of the app itself, can mean the difference between success and failure.

    Join this exclusive VB Live event as experts from retail, hospitality and on-demand services demonstrate how to:

    * Use the right technology to maximize LTV of app users
    * Optimize each user engagement to avoid app abandonment and churn
    * Learn acquisition-engagement tactics such as: pre- and post-install segmentation, organic growth, retargeting and reward-based acquisition

    Speakers include:
    * Aaron Price, SVP of Marketing, Expedia
    * Rob Willey, VP of Marketing, TaskRabbit
    * Jillian Burnnett, Director of Customer Success, mParticle
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register today for this free executive session!

    Sponsored by: mParticle
  • Close More Business with DocuSign + Box Close More Business with DocuSign + Box DocuSign and Box Recorded: Aug 25 2016 37 mins
    The need to securely share your files quickly and easily while knowing what's going on with your business is extremely important. DocuSign's integration with Box allows you to select documents from Box you want to sign or send for signature and prepare it in just a few clicks. Completed documents automatically save back to Box and can be accessed from anywhere, on any device.

    Join this webinar to learn:
    - How to securely share files quickly
    - How to be more productive regardless of what device or application you're using.
    - How Salesforce automatically creates a workflow process with Box and DocuSign

    See how the DocuSign and Box integration can help you improve contract processes, keep all documents digital and help you get business done in 2016.
  • The new VUCA world - and getting HR aligned for long term results! The new VUCA world - and getting HR aligned for long term results! Lori Kleiman, SPHR SHRM-SCP Recorded: Aug 24 2016 55 mins
    The world is ever changing and our organizations and employees are doing all they can to keep up. What do you, as a HR leader, have to do to adapt to this new and volatile environment? The days of going off to a retreat and planning carefully are long gone. Now you have to adapt and change course on the fly! Join us for tips and tricks to creating strategic alignment with change in a way that is manageable for your HR function!
  • Gauging and Improving Quantity and Quality of Sleep Gauging and Improving Quantity and Quality of Sleep Brett Haskins Recorded: Aug 24 2016 55 mins
    Once you recognize fatigue as an inevitable force of nature, the next step is measuring its impact on your employees so you can mitigate and manage the risk. There are 5 Essential Questions of Fatigue Risk Management to consider when developing or improving your defenses against this unavoidable threat. This presentation will focus on the question of quality and quantity of sleep. Using fatigue evaluation tools to “see” employee sleep data gives you the power to optimize schedules, deliver education and training and reinforce all the layers of fatigue risk protection around your workforce.

    Learning Objectives:
    •Consider how your organization would answer the 5 Essential Questions of Fatigue Risk Management
    •Review the data sets, tools and systems available for sleep assessment and fatigue management
    •Understand how fatigue assessment fits within a robust Fatigue Risk Management System
  • Sales Managers: Not Everyone's Cut Out to be a Sales Coach. Are You? Sales Managers: Not Everyone's Cut Out to be a Sales Coach. Are You? Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions Recorded: Aug 3 2016 48 mins
    Coaching isn't the same as managing, mentoring or teaching. Effective sales coaching requires specific skills and processes. Most Sales Managers have no idea what Sales Coaching really is. Join us to find out what it is and how it can impact your sales organization.
  • Top 3 Tactics to Master Fleet Maintenance Top 3 Tactics to Master Fleet Maintenance Brian Madden, Fleet Management Expert at Verizon Networkfleet Recorded: Jul 28 2016 32 mins
    Fleet maintenance can be expensive and time-consuming. With more than 30 years of technology experience, fleet management expert Brian Madden will explain how a fleet management product can help you take a more proactive, preventive approach to maintenance and improve your fleet operations. Join Networkfleet’s live webinar, “Top 3 Tactics to Master Fleet Maintenance,” on July 28, 2016.
  • CMO Checklist: Why brands should engage with bots CMO Checklist: Why brands should engage with bots Jon Cifuentes, Analyst, VentureBeat Recorded: Jul 21 2016 56 mins
    A few years ago, kik might have seemed like just another messaging app. Today it boasts 275 million users and its very own Bot Shop a platform for companies like Sephora and Weather.com to display their bot prowess. More and more smart companies are sitting up and paying attention, as Yahoo, Facebook, and others get into the messaging bot game.

    Today most bots center around the conversational interface offered by Facebook Messenger and the likes of kik, but who knows what tomorrow might mean?

    Join our VB Live event as our panel of experts talks about what smart companies know about bots. From messaging to shopping, bots are increasingly part of the business landscape.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn to:

    * Understand the importance of bots to brands
    * Know bot landscape and what it means for your business
    * Recognize the potential synergies and pitfalls between bots and brands

    Speakers:

    * Paul Gray, Director of Platform Services, Kik
    * Jon Cifuentest, Analyst, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register for this free executive leadership live event today!

    Sponsored by ArcTouch
  • Sales Enablement Stack: Optimize your B2B Funnel with Sales Enablement Sales Enablement Stack: Optimize your B2B Funnel with Sales Enablement Jared Fuller, VP of Partnerships - PandaDoc, Kevin Ramani, VP of Sales - Close.io, Justin McGill, Founder & CEO - LeadFuze Recorded: Jul 20 2016 54 mins
    Learn how to close more deals faster with an integrated B2B sales funnel.

    Building an effective sales process is tough. Sales enablement technology is constantly changing and you’re always updating your process (hopefully for the better!).

    How can you improve your B2B sales process?

    Top-notch sales teams are always looking for new ways to save time and close more deals. By integrating sales enablement technology and industry best practices sales leaders and sales reps have more tools than ever to optimize their sales stack and build a metrics-driven B2B funnel.

    Hear strategies from behind the scenes at some of the fastest-growing teams in sales enablement and learn what their most successful customers are doing to drive growth.

    What is a sales stack? How can you leverage insider tips to build a sales process that works?

    Watch and you'll learn:

    -What sales enablement is and how it helps you build an effective sales process
    -How to generate leads and qualify cold prospects with outbound email
    -Why the CRM matters and how it can help you to build a ‘book of truth’
    -How to close deals with content and measure conversions

    Are you interested in optimizing your sales stack and B2B funnel? Watch this on-demand webinar today!
  • Technology (alone) isn’t a Safety Solution Technology (alone) isn’t a Safety Solution Mark Dowsett Recorded: Jul 19 2016 47 mins
    Safety technologies are providing unprecedented visibility to risk, but technology alone will not protect employees closest to hazards. Sustainable safety excellence requires layers of protection that include technology, training and education, policies and procedures and an overall culture that values safety equally to productivity. Even the most sophisticated technologies will fail to meet objectives if implemented within an operation that incentives risk. Learn how to develop a safety system that leverages technology to build a culture of safety excellence.

    Learning Objectives:
    •Recognize common cultural barriers to effective technology implementation
    •Understand the role of technology within a layered approach to safety management
    •Learn how to give operators real-time visibility to risk, and managers data to lead safer operations
  • Not All Salespeople Are Money-Motivated & Other Myths about Employees & Pay Not All Salespeople Are Money-Motivated & Other Myths about Employees & Pay Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions Recorded: Jul 14 2016 44 mins
    HR Pros: Your colleagues and business partners (especially the ones in sales) want to pay people more. But is that really necessary? Is it enough to motivate and engage employees? Probably not. Join us for a look at myths about compensation.
  • What’s it really worth?  Total Compensation statement that communicate value What’s it really worth? Total Compensation statement that communicate value Lori Kleiman Author and Managing Facilitator, HR Topics Recorded: Jul 14 2016 39 mins
    Compensation is often the highest line item on any organizational budget. But do your employees really understand the value they receive from you - which goes WAY beyond their paycheck. We will look at the components of compensation that you should be talking to your employees about - and then easy ways for you to create statement in house without a lot of cost or trouble. Options are provided for external resources as well. HR certified - extra bonus, 1 SHRM or HRCI credit for attending!
  • 6 Tips to Increasing Sales Velocity 6 Tips to Increasing Sales Velocity PandaDoc & ProsperWorks Oct 4 2016 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Join PandaDoc and ProsperWorks on this webinar where we will discuss tips and tricks to increasing your sales velocity. We’ll focus on the day-to-day hacks every Account Executive should use to close deals faster, hitting their revenue goals.

    Don’t miss this awesome conversation!
  • Sales Managers: The Blueprint for a Productive One-to-One Meeting with Sellers Sales Managers: The Blueprint for a Productive One-to-One Meeting with Sellers Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions Oct 5 2016 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    What's the point of having a 1-to-1 meeting with every one of the salespeople on your team? How can you be sure this is time well spent? Join us to hear the "best practice" so these meetings will boost sales productivity and sales success.
  • The Fastest Way to Destroy the Morale & Engagement of Your Employees The Fastest Way to Destroy the Morale & Engagement of Your Employees Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions Oct 11 2016 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    It's an insidious and disruptive force... an assassin that kills the mood and decimates your organization. Join us to find out what it is and how you can overcome it to reduce turnover, retain skilled talent, improve recruiting efforts and improve company culture.
  • George Kinder on Developing a Mindfulness Practice: Part 2 George Kinder on Developing a Mindfulness Practice: Part 2 George Kinder Oct 12 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Spend an hour with George Kinder as he leads a group meditation and discusses how to continue developing a mindfulness practice for yourself. There will be time for Q&A and discussion.

    Can’t Miss Takeaways -

    - You will:Learn the daily practice of Mindfulness and how it delivers practical benefits.
    - Have access to an audio guide to a daily Mindfulness practice.
    - Receive a free on-line copy of George Kinder’s book, Transforming Suffering into Wisdom: Mindfulness and The Art of Inner Listening.
  • How to Amp Up Employee Engagement and Boost Your Business Performance How to Amp Up Employee Engagement and Boost Your Business Performance Lisa Holden, Employer Communications Manager at Glassdoor Oct 12 2016 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Having a solid employee engagement strategy can turn current employees into brand ambassadors, amplifying your recruitment efforts year-round. Studies show that happier, more content employees do better work, increase productivity and help recruit great talent to the organization.

    In fact, companies with employee engagement programs achieve 26% greater year-over-year increase in annual company revenue, compared those who do not have formal programs (Aberdeen, October 2015).

    Every company, of course, has unique challenges and attracts different talent to its workplace. That’s why your strategy to engage employees should be tailored to your company size, culture, products and services, and industry.

    Webcast Highlights:

    -How employee engagement positively influences company culture and reputation
    -How to weave company core values, mission and culture into all your messaging
    -How to turn employees into brand ambassadors to tell ideal-fit job seekers why your company is a great place to work
    -How to monitor ongoing performance and distill the takeaways for management
  • Performance Management: conversations that create long term success Performance Management: conversations that create long term success Lori Kleiman Author and Managing Facilitator, HR Topics Oct 13 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Why have reviews? Because they can work – when embraced as a two-way interaction to elevate careers and drive results. When developed properly, performance management systems can link individual behavior to the strategic plan that often eludes staff. HR can only improve the process if management takes feedback as an ongoing activity that is at the core of the management role. Explore ways to change the process from compliance to communication to drive your organization forward.
  • Workplace Fatigue: Managing the Risk Workplace Fatigue: Managing the Risk Jenny Krasny - Asia Pacific Senior Safety Consultant Oct 26 2016 2:00 am UTC 60 mins
    In both work and life, fatigue is inevitable. It cannot be eliminated, so the risk of fatigue hindering safety is ever present. However, with some proven tools, processes and commitment, fatigue risk can be managed in the workplace and at home.

    Join Jenny Krasny for the third and final webinar in the Workplace Fatigue series: Managing the Risk.

    Through case study examples, you will learn some practical risk reduction tactics and discover successful, and unsuccessful, approaches to fatigue management.

    As a special bonus, Krasny will share the tools Caterpillar customers are using to limit the impact of fatigue in their operations, and take your questions about how to deploy them in your organization.

    Learning Objectives:
    •Gain insight into what managing fatigue risk means
    •Understand fatigue management fundamentals
    •Acquire some basic tools to manage fatigue
  • Agile Service Delivery Agile Service Delivery Claire Agutter and Jayne Groll Oct 26 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In this lively webinar we are pleased to welcome Claire Agutter of ITSM Zone and Jayne Groll from the DevOps institute to talk about Agile Service Delivery and answer the following questions:
    1. Why are ITSM organizations looking to be more agile?
    2. What does it mean for existing frameworks like ITIL?
    3. What are organizations adopting? (agile ITSM, DevOps)
    4. What is the role of tools and techniques such as process hacking to achieving agile service delivery?
    5. What are the business benefits and value?

    The webinar will cover topics that bridge Delivery Agility and Business Agility in The Agility Series.

    About our presenters:
    Claire Agutter is the lead tutor for ITSM Zone (www.itsm.zone), providers of high quality, accredited online training for IT professionals. Claire uses her background in service management operations and consultancy to blend old and new best practice to give organizations the toolkit they need to deliver business value. From ITIL to DevOps, OBASHI and Agile Service Management, Claire believes in sharing knowledge and experience between organizations, and hosts the popular ITSM Crowd hangouts that provide practical advice to professionals around the world.

    Jayne Groll is a Board Member of the DevOps Institute (DOI). She is also President of ITSM Academy. Jayne carries many IT credentials including ITIL Expert™, Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Agile Service Manager, DevOps Foundation and is a Certified Process Design Engineer (CPDE)™ . Her IT management career spans over 25 years roles across a wide range of industries. Jayne is very active in the ITSM, Agile and DevOps communities and is the author of the Agile Service Management Guide. She is a frequent presenter at local, national and virtual events.
  • Build the Rocket for Your Journey Build the Rocket for Your Journey Eva Tsai, VP Marketing and Business Operations, vArmour Nov 1 2016 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Eva Tsai will share her experience as a woman in tech charting a journey spanning multiple disciplines and excelling as a strategic business leader, her thoughts on the challenges women are facing, both in entering and advancing in their careers, and what her recommendations are on both professional and personal fronts.

    Presenter Bio:
    Eva has extensive experience leading go-to-market transformation and managing company telemetry to drive growth worldwide. Her innovation and leadership has been recognized with significant industry awards and patents. She was selected by Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2015 as one of Silicon Valley's 100 Most Influential Women and won the 2014 Marketer That Matters™ award, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal. At vArmour, Eva has transformed the company into a growth machine via innovative and well-executed go-to-market strategy, insightful telemetry, and process optimization. vArmour has been named a “Company to Watch” by TechCrunch and a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner. Prior to vArmour, Eva held strategic roles at Citrix, BroadVision and Oracle. Eva holds a BS and a MS in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Just Wing It -- Becoming a Woman in Tech Without the Technology Background Just Wing It -- Becoming a Woman in Tech Without the Technology Background Ina Yulo, Community Manager (FinTech, BI&A, Asset Management) at BrightTALK Nov 2 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Starting out in the advertising and PR industry, working in tech was not something that Ina imagined she'd be doing. Now, she manages three communities on BrightTALK -- Business Intelligence & Analytics, FinTech, Asset Management, and previously, IT Service Management. She spends her days curating content, moderating panel sessions and managing online events with topics like machine learning, open banking APIs, and predictive models for analytics.

    In the past few years, she has successfully collaborated with some of the biggest names in tech--such as Tableau, IBM, Dell, and Oracle--sharing her insights on creating compelling content and growing audiences. Join this session where she'll talk about why you shouldn't let a lack of a tech background stop you from exploring a fulfilling career.

    In this interactive session, we'll cover:

    - How to break into the tech industry without having any previous experience
    - Harnessing and using transferable skills
    - The gender quota and why I don't believe in it
    - The power of social media -- how to mingle with the experts without being one
    - Building a network -- informal mentorship, partnerships and beefing up your rolodex
    - Getting technical -- which tech skills are must haves and how can you learn them?
  • Refusing to Break: Lessons Learned From My First Job in Tech Refusing to Break: Lessons Learned From My First Job in Tech Melanie Rich-Wittrig, Writer, Security Nerd & Aerialist at SecurityCandy.com Nov 2 2016 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    While most members of the predominantly male tech industry are supportive of female professionals, some still act in ways that isolate women.

    Join today's speaker, Melanie Rich-Wittrig, a writer, security nerd and aerialist of SecurityCandy.com as she talks about her experiences early on in her career in tech. Find out how confronting a hostile situation has made her stronger. This talk will cover challenges that women are facing and the most effective strategies to overcome these challenges.

    Presenter Bio:
    Melanie Rich-Wittrig is the creator of SecurityCandy.com and is studying Information Security at Carnegie Mellon University. She worked as a systems administrator for a couple of years after earning her BS in Computer Science at University of Texas at Dallas. Now, she focuses on making cybersecurity education more accessible and attractive to diverse groups of children.
  • Diversity in Technology: Why It Works Diversity in Technology: Why It Works Sushila Nair, Principal Consultant at NTT Security Nov 4 2016 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Are you a woman in technology or perhaps an organization looking to create a welcoming space for a diverse workforce? The statistics show a dismal picture, only 25% of the computing workforce are women, 3 % are African-American , 5% are Asian and 1% are Hispanic women.

    This session Sushila Nair's life as an ethnically diverse woman from her entrance into engineering as one of four women in a class of 230 men, to the world of computer security moving from New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Europe and the USA, working in both multinationals and small companies and having a whale of a time doing it while being unabashedly female.

    This talk includes tips and suggestions drawn from real life experience on how to survive and thrive in this field and what companies can do to create a diversified workforce.

    Presenter Info:
    Sushila Nair, CISA, CISSP, CISM, CRISC
    Principal Consultant, NTT Security

    Sushila has 20 year's experience in computing infrastructure, business and security and has worked in a number of diverse areas — telecommunications, risk analysis, credit card fraud, and has served as a legal expert witness. Sushila worked with the insurance industry in Europe and America on methods of underwriting e-risk insurance based on ISO27001. She has published numerous articles in the computing press, and has spoken at Microsoft TechED, SEGURINFO, TechMentor, FinSec and many other global technical events on diverse subjects ranging from encryption to security baselines. She is on the board of the Washington DC chapter of ISACA and a member of the cloud and NICE NIST working groups.
  • Employees Will Be Planted Where They Grow (Not Vice-Versa!). Employees Will Be Planted Where They Grow (Not Vice-Versa!). Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions Nov 16 2016 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    People aren't trees. We don't attempt to grow wherever we are planted. Instead, we uproot ourselves and find places where we know we can grow. To retain skilled talent, you'll need to develop and challenge them. Join us to get some new talent management and recruiting ideas that will lead to deeper roots, reduced turnover and strong company culture.
  • Where's Waldo? Identifying and Retaining Top Talent Where's Waldo? Identifying and Retaining Top Talent Lori Kleiman Author and Managing Facilitator, HR Topics Nov 17 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Recruiting has to be more then just filling a vacant position – and retaining top talent is all about making the right selection to being with. Managers need to look at the scope of the role – and how that may have changed since the last person held the position. What do they really need in the future…and how can succession planning be impacted by hiring just the right person. Candidates look for jobs in a new way, and the tools available to managers to screen candidates should be utilized. Technology can be a huge time saver in communicating with and evaluating candidates. Tools in background evaluation and personality assessment will be reviewed to help managers determine which are appropriate to bring into their recruiting process. We will provide participants with recommendations to determine starting salary and the proper preparation of the offer letter. Finally, our discussion will conclude with the tools to identify top talent and ensure they are aligned with the long-term success of your organization.

    Learning Objectives:
    •Options for filling the candidate pipeline
    •Embracing technology while still creating a personal connection
    •Utilizing pre-employment testing at the right time for the right results
    •Development in background and credit check compliance
    •Full cycle recruiting goes beyond the offer letter
  • Sales Managers: How to Coach Salespeople Who Don't Want to Seem "Pushy" Sales Managers: How to Coach Salespeople Who Don't Want to Seem "Pushy" Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions Dec 8 2016 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
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