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  • Design as Strategy: Thoughts on User Experience and Virtual Reality
    Design as Strategy: Thoughts on User Experience and Virtual Reality David Mullett, VR Thought Leader Recorded: Apr 27 2017 49 mins
    As the digital experience proliferates in everyday life and we begin to migrate into the new virtual reality medium, how do we create the most human and organic digital experience?

    Moving forward, digital devices not only grow smaller and closer to the body, but daily use time explodes. The challenge is using design strategies around user experience to mitigate consumer pain points to allow for seamless immersion in your experience or VR product.

    We will talk about how about how design must be incorporated as a process and strategy in VR builds for success.
  • [Live Panel] How to Put the Human First When Creating for Virtual Reality
    [Live Panel] How to Put the Human First When Creating for Virtual Reality Amandine Flachs, Realities Centre; Tom Evans, Trojan VR; Komal Sable, Tengio & Doug North Cook, Decoder Recorded: Apr 27 2017 60 mins
    Join us April 27th for a panel discussion on how to put the human first while creating for Virtual Reality. Part of the VR/AR BrightTALK Summit, our panelists will exchange on how to take user and audience in consideration during the Virtual Reality creation process.

    As Virtual Reality is getting more and more exposure, it is time to highlight the right practices of designing a Virtual Reality project and see what we can do to put the human first.

    - Do Virtual Reality creators consider the audience they address before/while developing their projects? Why is this crucial? How and when to do so?

    - Are we more careful today to offer more accessible VR experiences than a year ago?

    - How is this evolving? Do studios and creators tend to integrate more the human in the creation process?

    The panel will be led by Amandine Flachs, Events and Communication manager at the Realities Centre. She will be joined by a variety of Virtual Reality leaders, including creators, game developers, agency and B/B professionals.

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    Panelists:

    - Amandine Flachs, Events & Comms Manager, Realities Centre

    - Tom Evans - CEO and co-founder at Trojan VR

    - Komal Sable - COO at Tengio

    - Doug North Cook - Creative director and co-founder at Decoder.
  • Virtual Reality Therapy for Pain and Anxiety during Procedures
    Virtual Reality Therapy for Pain and Anxiety during Procedures Brandon Birckhead is a physician who founded Immergence Technologies, LLC Recorded: Apr 26 2017 33 mins
    Webinar synopsis
    -Summarize the Studies on Non-immersive Virtual Reality Therapy
    -Summarize the Studies on Immersive Virtual Reality Therapy
    -Discuss Current uses of Technology
    -Discuss the Future of the Field
    -Q & A

    Brandon Birckhead is a physician who founded Immergence Technologies, LLC, a company to help dentists use virtual reality in their practice and collaborate with developers to create tailored content. He is also the coordinator of the VRARA Digital Health Committee. Current research focus has been on exploring the immersive effect of different VR applications. He graduated from Mayo Clinic Medical School in 2016.
  • 3 Diversity Recruiting Strategies from Lyft
    3 Diversity Recruiting Strategies from Lyft Adrianna De Battista, Technical Recruiter at Lyft; Tariq Meyers, Diversity and Inclusion Leader at Lyft Recorded: Apr 26 2017 63 mins
    Today, diversity and inclusion efforts at companies big and small are more important than ever. Across industries, businesses are prioritizing efforts to create an inclusive work culture that attracts and retains a diverse cadre of top-talent.

    Lyft is at the forefront of these efforts, embedding diversity and inclusion in their recruiting and HR initiatives. Join Adrianna De Battista, Technical Recruiter and Tariq Meyers, Diversity and Inclusion Leader at Lyft to learn 3 diversity recruitment strategies that are driving Lyft’s D&I efforts to:

    1. Source for diversity
    2. Lower interview bias (structural and unconscious)
    3. Partner with allies internally and in the community

    Adrianna and Tariq will stick around after the presentation to answer your questions and talk candidly about their work at Lyft.
  • Making Augmented, Mixed & Virtual Reality a Profitable Endeavor
    Making Augmented, Mixed & Virtual Reality a Profitable Endeavor Jay Samit, Disruptor, Author (Disrupt You!), Speaker, Serial Entrepreneur & Professor Recorded: Apr 26 2017 46 mins
    Augmented, mixed, and virtual reality compose a spectrum for next-gen computing that is disrupting or accelerating the business objectives of companies across almost every industry. With an ever growing number of pilots and available solutions, it is imperative that businesses develop a strategy of where to play and how to win, while avoiding technology for technology’s sake, in order to create new value.

    Jiten Dajee is a subject matter expert on digital reality technology spanning the entire value chain of augmented, mixed, and virtual reality. Jiten has been involved with Digital Reality technology since his first joint-venture in healthcare wearables in 2011. He joined Deloitte Consulting Innovation to lead the rapid commercialization of digital reality across industrial and commercial sectors. He brings an end-to-end understanding of how optics, networks, semiconductors, platforms, products, and will interact in the next-gen computing medium. Jiten specializes in market intelligence, technology adoption, solution integration, and strategic growth planning of digital reality in enterprise.
  • VR/AR For Enterprise: Building a Practical Roadmap for Success
    VR/AR For Enterprise: Building a Practical Roadmap for Success Amy Peck, Founder, endeavorVR Recorded: Apr 26 2017 31 mins
    While many companies and institutions understand the need to investigate AR and VR, the path to success is a long one. Often, there are several teams at a single company looking at ways to leverage this technology, for internal processes as well as customer- and consumer-facing solutions.
    This panel will explore ways to effectively bring this vision to fruition:
    • Identifying the right use cases
    • Getting internal buy-in and budget
    • Finding development resources
    • Rolling out new AR/VR processes and products
  • Why AR/VR Will Disrupt Productivity and Collaboration in the Enterprise
    Why AR/VR Will Disrupt Productivity and Collaboration in the Enterprise John Nall, CEO, Appzion Recorded: Apr 26 2017 60 mins
    Enterprise is the best starting or entry point for AR and VR because the pain points are high, the dollars are there to make a strong ROI case for use, and the wearable form factor is much less of an issue. AR and VR technologies will be instrumental in closing the skill gap that is responsible for the shortage of skilled manufacturing workers. We are optimistic that industrial productivity will grow and that this will ultimately translate into higher wages because AR and VR will allow more workers to do high-skill jobs, and improve their performance.
  • [Live Panel] Augmented Reality in Business: Potential and Challenges
    [Live Panel] Augmented Reality in Business: Potential and Challenges Josh Downs, BrightTALK (moderator); Alice Bonasio, Tech Consultant; Max Dawes, Zappar & Mickael Jordan, Augment Recorded: Apr 26 2017 62 mins
    Augmented Reality in Business: Assessing the Potential

    This live panel will set the scene for augmented reality (AR) in business; what are the use cases? Who's beginning to adopt the technology? Where are we seeing success? The panel of experts will then discuss areas of growth and the challenges that lie ahead.

    The panelists will try to break through the surrounding hype and discuss in detail the true potential and challenges for AR when business look towards adoption.

    Featuring an industry-leading selection of Augmented reality experts:

    - Josh Downs, Community Manager, BrightTALK (Moderator)

    - Alice Bonasio, Technology Author and Journalist

    - Max Dawes, Partnerships & Marketing Director, Zappar

    - Mickael Jordan, Co-Founder & COO, Augment

    For more information on Alice Bonasio please visit:

    http://alicebonasio.com/vr-consultancy/
  • Using 3D, Virtual Reality and Social Virtual Worlds for Data Visualisation
    Using 3D, Virtual Reality and Social Virtual Worlds for Data Visualisation David Burden - CEO, Daden Limited, An Immersive Learning and Visualisation Company Recorded: Apr 26 2017 44 mins
    This presentation will look at the new opportunities being opened up for the visualisation of data within both personal and collaborative 3D spaces, delivered to mobile, browser, desktop, virtual reality and social virtual world/social virtual reality environments. The pros and cons of both 3D and VR environments for the creation and sharing of data visualisations will be considered, tools which let you do dataviz in 3D and VR today presented, and future development pathways discussed.
  • VR/AR: Live Holographic Streaming
    VR/AR: Live Holographic Streaming Ieva Stelingyte, Co-Founder, Experimental Foundation Recorded: Apr 26 2017 36 mins
    The newest VR Intelligence survey clearly shows that the lack of engaging content is holding the industry back. On the other hand content creators need better distribution of VR/AR headsets. In comparison we can ask ourselves: 'how much would I pay and what kind of mobile phone would I buy if it would not allow me to have video calls or take pictures and share them live on my social networks'?

    EF EVE™ is a live holographic streaming engine which is changing the industry by bringing real time 3D VR/AR experiences. Just imagine putting on your VR/AR glasses and in a split second traveling miles to visit your friend in New York or standing next to Ed Sheeran during his performance in Brazil.

    Lets have a live demo of EF EVE™, and discuss the future of live 3D events for VR/AR.
  • Engaging Content Creation That Drives User Engagement
    Engaging Content Creation That Drives User Engagement George Egbuonu, Founder of VR eCards Recorded: Apr 25 2017 34 mins
    Content Creation & Production that drives User Engagement because you Experience the Content.

    George Egbuonu is the founder of VR eCards a VR platform and content creation tool that allows you to personalize and share a virtual reality experience instantly in the form of a VR eCard. He is a technology entrepreneur and product centric visionary with both a mechanical engineering and MBA degrees. He is also a bestselling Author and a movie producer.
  • Keeping Talented Women in the Workforce: A Product Strategy Approach
    Keeping Talented Women in the Workforce: A Product Strategy Approach Kirsten Liston, Managing Partner at Rethink Compliance May 3 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Research shows that 43% of highly qualified women with children are leaving careers or off-ramping for a period of time, and those who want to return often struggle with re-rentry. In this presentation, we’ll review a creative way to approach the issue using product strategy thinking — one that our own business has used.

    About the Presenter:
    Kirsten Liston has played a founding role in three different start-ups since 2000. She developed products and set product strategy for Integrity Interactive and Threat Ready Resources, both learning and technology companies selling to Fortune 500 customers. Today, she runs Rethink Compliance, which specializes in developing compelling content and online learning for compliance programs.
  • SAP ENABLE NOW. YOUR ROAD TO S4/HANA.
    SAP ENABLE NOW. YOUR ROAD TO S4/HANA. Alexander Knof - Global Solution Owner - SAP Enable Now & Frank Naude - Learning Architect, SAP Education EMEA May 4 2017 8:30 am UTC 45 mins
    SAP Education is excited to inform you that SAP Workforce Performance Builder has been rebranded to SAP Enable Now. It is not only a new name but a new generation of knowledge transfer for the workforce. In the wake of the digital transformation, user adoption has become more important than ever before. To keep up with the increasing pace of innovations, users need to be supported directly in the context of their work with help embedded and instantly available. With SAP Enable Now, users will have access to embedded user assistance in SAP S/4HANA, web based authoring, a new user interface and simplified content production.

    Join us live on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 and learn more about: SAP Enable Now – why the name change; SAP Enable Now – What’s new; New learning trends - Introducing the new SAP Enable Now Web Assistant for S/4HANA – Enablement; and, What does this mean for your business?
  • Learn While you Earn - SAP Learning Hub via VNSG
    Learn While you Earn - SAP Learning Hub via VNSG Marjolein de Wit & Marcel Lemans – Enablement Executives at SAP Education May 9 2017 8:30 am UTC 105 mins
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  • The 4 Critical Roles of a Sales Manager Aiming for Long-Term Success
    The 4 Critical Roles of a Sales Manager Aiming for Long-Term Success Deb Calvert, Executive Coach & President of People First Productivity Solutions May 10 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Sales Managers must wear 4 different hats if salespeople are to reach quota more often, perform at peak sales productivity levels and enjoy sales success. For sales organizations that want to make more money, it's absolutely essential to prepare the management team for these 4 roles.
  • Critical Conversations for Business Success
    Critical Conversations for Business Success Brian Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer at POPin May 17 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Brilliant ideas can’t impact your company unless you have buy-in from the teams doing the work. And how can you as a leader get that buy-in? With honest and open conversations. The problem is that telling the truth to the boss is usually career limiting for your employees. In this session, Brian Anderson will address the critical conversations you need to have in order for your business to succeed, and how to make these conversations safe and actionable.

    Key Take-aways:

    •Revolutionary ways to have actionable conversations within your company
    •How to help management and employees communicate effectively
    •Targeted questions to help you crowdsource answers to your hardest questions
    •Ways to drive engagement in your company
  • Strategic Recruiting: 4 Steps to Proactive Talent Acquisition
    Strategic Recruiting: 4 Steps to Proactive Talent Acquisition Erin Wilson, co-founder at hirepool; Mike Podobnik, Head of Global Talent Acquisition at Medallia May 23 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In most organizations today the recruiting function still acts as an on-demand service. Recruiting is brought in when a hiring manager passes an open requisition over and the recruiter steps in to publish the source candidates.

    This reality represents a missed opportunity for recruiters to play a strategic and pivotal role in talent acquisition and management. Join Erin Wilson, co-founder at hirepool.io and Mike Podobnik, Head of Global Talent Acquisition at Medallia to learn how recruiters can:

    - Transform recruiting into a driving force rather than a reactive service
    - Implement agile talent acquisition strategies
    - Proactive launch highly-effective hiring kickoffs
    - Influence business strategy and execution by driving hiring

    Erin and Mike will stick around at the conclusion of the presentation to field questions from the audience.
  • Does the Autonomous Future Include the School Bus?
    Does the Autonomous Future Include the School Bus? Fred Andersky May 25 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    All the talk today is about tomorrow and how automated/autonomous vehicles will impact the future. Often left out of the conversation, however, is the school bus – one of the safest modes of transportation. How will the technological change impacting cars and trucks impact school buses, and what can we expect in the future? Where automated technology is going is what this webinar is all about.
  • Inclusive Talent Management
    Inclusive Talent Management Danny Kalman, Stephen Frost May 30 2017 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is a subject that is front of mind in all our organisations – we know that it is the only way of ensuring access and retention of the best talent. While there is often leadership support and buy-in, organisations often struggle to be truly inclusive in the implementation, failing to design core business processes around it.

    We very much hope you can join us for this webinar to explore this important subject and hear from Stephen Frost and Danny Kalman (co-authors of Inclusive Talent management, published by Kogan Page) about some practical steps and best practice for incorporating inclusiveness and a leadership mind-set into your organisation’s talent management strategies.
  • Delegating for Development: Teach Your Managers How to Let Go
    Delegating for Development: Teach Your Managers How to Let Go Deb Calvert, Executive Coach & President of People First Productivity Solutions May 30 2017 8:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Not delegating appropriately or effectively stymies employee development at every level. When managers hoard work, they inadvertently rob next level and high potential employees of growth opportunities. Delegating for development (vs. delegating to offload tasks) requires a new paradigm and 8 easy steps to ensure a smooth transition of work and skill building. We'll cover it all in this workshop, complete with take-away tools to get started.
  • Top 10 Laws of Power for Successful Women in Cybersecurity
    Top 10 Laws of Power for Successful Women in Cybersecurity Tamara Dull, ‎Director of Emerging Technologies at SAS Institute Jun 6 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Have you ever read The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene? This bestselling book, with all its fans and critics, reminds us that life isn’t black and white, and teaches us through 48 laws how to live in the gray areas. Interestingly enough, those in cybersecurity should feel right at home in this gray space.

    During this webcast, Tamara Dull will pick out ten of these 48 laws and help draw parallels for women who desire to be more powerful and successful in their cybersecurity (and tech-focused) endeavors.

    About the Presenter:
    Tamara Dull is the Director of Emerging Technologies for SAS Best Practices, a thought leadership team at SAS Institute. Through key industry engagements, and provocative articles and publications, she delivers a pragmatic perspective on big data, the Internet of Things, open source, privacy, and cybersecurity. Tamara began her high-tech journey long before the internet was born, and has held both technical and management positions for multiple technology vendors and consultancies, and a non-profit. She is listed in the IoT Institute's "25 Most Influential Women in IoT," as well as the "Big Data 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands" and "Top 100 Big Data Experts to Follow in 2016" lists.
  • From Dreamers to Space Engineers [NASA Engineers Panel]
    From Dreamers to Space Engineers [NASA Engineers Panel] Shannon Statham, Mana Salami, Farah Alibay and Amy Stevens at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA Jun 13 2017 4:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Everybody has big dreams. Girls dream of conquering space just as much as boys do. So, how can we inspire girls to not give up on their dreams and pursue education and careers that will help them fulfill their potential?

    Join this live roundtable of esteemed NASA engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and learn about their experiences of getting into tech and succeeding in their careers.

    Topics up for discussion include:
    - How did you end up working for the space program?
    - What does your job entail?
    - What inspires you?
    - The importance of role models and mentorship for succeeding in your career
    - Words of wisdom to women and girls considering careers in space/tech
    - How to get through tough situations and not give up on dreams
    - Examples of cool projects you've done at NASA JPL

    Panelists:
    - Dr. Shannon Statham, Systems Integration & Test Engineer, JPL
    - Mana Salami, Flight Systems Engineer, JPL
    - Dr. Farah Alibay, Systems Engineer, JPL
    - Amy Stevens, Configuration Management Engineer, JPL

    About the Organization:
    The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center. JPL is managed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for NASA. The laboratory's primary function is the construction and operation of planetary robotic spacecraft, though it also conducts Earth-orbit and astronomy missions. It is also responsible for operating NASA's Deep Space Network.
  • Manager or Leader? What's the Real Difference in Practice vs. Theory?
    Manager or Leader? What's the Real Difference in Practice vs. Theory? Deb Calvert, Executive Coach and President of People First Productivity Solutions Jun 26 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Managers manage work while leaders lead people. That may sound good, but what does it really mean in the day-to-day work that management-level employees do? Join me to talk about the differences and what they mean to your organization. Whether you're a titled leader, an HR business partner or an emerging leader, this workshop will give you some food for thought about how you are approaching your work.
  • Finding Stolen Data
    Finding Stolen Data Kirby Plessas Jul 19 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Regardless of how the material is maliciously obtained, finding stolen data efficiently - before your customers know they have been compromised - is a critical component of information security. Using the Open Source Intelligence methodology presented in this workshop, the information security professional can search and monitor for stolen data as well as users linking to and advertising the sale of your customers' data. With live examples from the dark web, this fast paced tutorial lays the groundwork for safe, effective investigations and includes searching with advanced search operators, email addresses, usernames and people searches in both the public internet as well as the dark web.
  • If You're Going to Offer Sales Training, Please Don't Do This...
    If You're Going to Offer Sales Training, Please Don't Do This... Deb Calvert, Executive Coach & President of People First Productivity Solutions Sep 7 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Don't make a decision and budget for sales training in 2018 before listening in to hear what NOT to do in preparing and delivering sales training in your organization. Avoid costly mistakes, wasted selling time and poor ROI. You'll receive a checklist to evaluate sales training programs and sales trainers, along with a list of the most common mistakes sales organizations make.
  • Virtual Umbrella: Why We Chose Virtual Reality
    Virtual Umbrella: Why We Chose Virtual Reality Samantha Kingston, Founder, Virtual Umbrella Sep 28 2017 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Samantha Kingston will explore why she bet her career on virtual reality and what it’s really like running a marketing company solely for VR, looking at trends and what challenges are ahead for 2018.

    Virtual Umbrella is an award-winning marketing consultancy specialising in Virtual Reality. Virtual Umbrella has worked on a number of notable projects including creating a virtual reality cinema in Cannes, curating and running a technology hub as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and providing immersive experiences along the BBC and Imperial War Museum.

    Speaker bio:

    Samantha Kingston is the award-winning client director at Virtual Umbrella. Virtual Umbrella is a marketing and PR agency specialising in virtual reality. Samantha fell into the VR industry by accident but has spent her time in the industry building up her own company and working with the VR industry in the UK, Europe, and US. Samantha is an advocate for Women in tech and VR and she is often found moderating panels on equality in the workplace. In 2016 she won the regional and national ‘New Business’ award at Venus Awards, highlighted as one of MCV 30 under 30 and one of the rising stars of BIMA100 2016.
  • How to Transform Your Selling Skills into Sales Coaching Skills
    How to Transform Your Selling Skills into Sales Coaching Skills Deb Calvert, Executive Coach & President of People First Productivity Solutions Oct 2 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    As a Sales Manager, you can make an even bigger impact when you learn how to cross-apply your selling skills. Needs assessment, proposing solutions and overcoming objections are all a part of sales coaching, too, so you've got a fine foundation to build on. It's simply a matter of shifting your delivery to meet the needs of your new customer (the salesperson!). Join me to find out how to make the shift that will make an even bigger impact on sales.
  • High Po, Low Po, Po Po..... Stop Boxing People In for Talent Management
    High Po, Low Po, Po Po..... Stop Boxing People In for Talent Management Deb Calvert, Executive Coach & President of People First Productivity Solutions Nov 28 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    The popular 9-box model for classifying employees is a strategy I don't condone. Find out why and what you can do instead if you want to strategically segment talent and get more bang for your employee development buck.