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Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Uncovering Canada’s Smart Water Solutions
    Uncovering Canada’s Smart Water Solutions Seth Cutler (Moderator) John Presta, Gary Thompson, Darrol Weiss Recorded: Oct 22 2018 60 mins
    Canadian utilities struggle with fiscal constraints, high customer service expectations, and disparate and aging networks, just like many other utilities globally. At the same time, they have built a reputation for the progressive adoption of advanced technologies and solutions, including smart water data-based solutions. This puts Canadian water and wastewater utilities in a pivotal position to share knowledge and best practices for tackling local problems that deliver global lessons.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Understand how asset management information and internal and external data points are leveraged to deliver millions of dollars in savings annually
    • Learn how utilities companies transformed fiscal and operational challenges into strengths
    • Improve the operating conditions and financial health of your service
  • Effective Policies for Managing and Releasing Open Source Software
    Effective Policies for Managing and Releasing Open Source Software Mark Radcliffe, Partner, DLA Piper/General Counsel OSI; Anthony Decicco, Shareholder, GTC Law Group & Affiliates Recorded: Oct 17 2018 60 mins
    Once you get a handle on what open source your organization has in house and you're through remediating any issues that came up during your code scan, then what? How do you ensure you avoid surprises the next time around and fully leverage your investment?

    Join this webinar with top open source legal experts Mark Radcliffe (partner at DLA Piper and General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative) and Tony Decicco (shareholder, GTC Law Group & Affiliates) as they discuss effective policies for managing and releasing open source in your company:

    - What are key aspects of an effective open source / third-party software policy for both inbound use and outbound contributions?
    - What are key success factors for effectively releasing code as open source?
    - How does this play out in transaction due diligence and integration following an acquisition?
  • Hot or Hype? Trends in Technology M&A
    Hot or Hype? Trends in Technology M&A Jim Ackerman-VP, Corporate Development, Flex Ltd; Shruti Gandhi-Co-Founder, Array Ventures; Ivan Schlager - Partner, Skadden Recorded: Oct 11 2018 61 mins
    Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, machine learning, cyber security – no industry takes up more space in our collective psyches than technology. It is part of the air we breathe and the cornerstone for business transformation and growth. It is also a never-ending exercise in new learnings and unintended consequences.

    How do some of today’s top dealmakers decode the maelstrom of promise, transformation and false starts that is technology M&A?

    In this presentation, we’ll explore:

    - What are some of the most promising areas within technology M&A and why?
    - What are some under-the-radar areas?
    - What’s the best approach to deal sourcing in a seller’s market?
    - How do dealmakers approach the art of technology valuation?
    - What are the potential implications of the new CFIUS reform bill on cross-border transactions and foreign investment?
  • Impact of Digital Transformation on the Global Agriculture & Nutrition Industry
    Impact of Digital Transformation on the Global Agriculture & Nutrition Industry Chris Shanahan, Global Director, Visionary Science, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Oct 10 2018 59 mins
    Frost & Sullivan invites you to join our Global Director of Visionary Sciences, Chris Shanahan, as he highlights the technological developments in the field of agriculture, food processing, and other nutrition applications, as well as opportunities for current and potential industry participants.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Learn about IoT trends and traceability for F&B manufacturing that would ensure complete safety and hygiene in food manufacturing plants.
    • Identify the key challenges that will impact stakeholders and how to overcome these challenges with innovative products and business models.
    • Insights on the major factors influencing growth, technology trends, and funding activities
  • Container Security – What you need to know!
    Container Security – What you need to know! Olli Jarva, Managing Consultant, Synopsys Recorded: Oct 4 2018 45 mins
    Containers are revolutionizing application packaging and distribution. They’re lightweight and easy to build, deploy, and manage. But what about security? Your containers include more than the applications your team builds. They also bundle all the third-party software and open source components those apps depend on. In our webinar “Container Security – What you need to know!”, Olli Jarva, Managing Consultant & Security Architect, outline how you can prevent vulnerable code hiding in your containers from compromising your applications and sensitive data and how you can take control in the event when a new vulnerability breaks out for open source component present in your containers.
  • Tracking technology trends to maximise commercialisation value
    Tracking technology trends to maximise commercialisation value Mireya McKee CEO of McKee Innovation Consulting Recorded: Sep 26 2018 55 mins
    Technology commercialisation at its core requires for an invention to be applied to a use case in a specific market. Doing this successfully will ensure that you are getting ROI out of your research and inventions. Mireya McKee has over 16 years experience in research, academia and commercialisation and will be talking about how she utilises technology trends to maximise commercialisation value.

    Some of the topics discussed in this webinar will be:

    * How to track technology trends
    * What can patents tell us about technology trends
    * Technology adoption cycle
    * How technology readiness levels can affect commercialisation opportunities
  • Don't Acquire Open Source Risks You're Not Aware Of
    Don't Acquire Open Source Risks You're Not Aware Of Daniel Kennedy, Research Director - Information Security, 451 Research; Phil Odence, GM – Black Duck On-Demand Recorded: Sep 19 2018 49 mins
    Modern applications are constructed using open source components. Most organizations understand they’re using open source. What they likely underestimate is its prevalence in their homegrown applications and the potential security and license compliance risks they assume if they’re not continuously monitoring those libraries. When companies merge or are acquired, that unknown risk is transferred, potentially to organizations with greater regulatory exposure. Join Daniel Kennedy, Research Director, Information Security, and Phil Odence, GM, Black Duck On-Demand, for a discussion of these risks and how to address them.
  • Growth Opportunities in the Global Phytonutrients Market
    Growth Opportunities in the Global Phytonutrients Market Chris Shanahan, Global Director, Arun Ramesh, Industry Analyst, Visionary Science, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Sep 12 2018 51 mins
    The increasing awareness for health & wellness among both older and younger populations, and the resulting growing demand for phytonutrient-rich products globally, have led to advancements in extraction technologies by ingredient manufacturers, and resulted in constant innovations with novel extracts across different ingredient types,  such as tocotrienol, carotenoids, flavonoids, and phytosterols. These factors will stimulate the growth of the global phytonutrient ingredients market across different end applications, and especially in the dietary supplements and functional foods segments. 

    Key Takeaways:

    • Discover driving factors that fuel the growth of the phytonutrient ingredients sector across different end applications
    • Receive forecasted unit shipment and revenue of the different phytonutrient ingredients through 2022
    • Understand essential product and technology developments amongst competitors in the market   
    • Take advantage of regional trends that are anticipated to drive growth
  • Enterprise Security at Scale With IAST
    Enterprise Security at Scale With IAST Asma Zubair, Sr. Product Manager, Synopsys and Tamir Shavro, Sr. Engineering Manager, Synopsys Recorded: Aug 28 2018 50 mins
    With all the different application security testing tools available, you may be wondering whether interactive application security testing (IAST) makes sense for you. If you want to equip your developers with everything they need to fix vulnerabilities quickly and accurately in CI/CD workflows, then the answer is yes.

    In this webinar, Asma Zubair, Sr. Product Manager for Seeker, our IAST solution and Tamir Shavro, Sr. Engineering Manager at Synopsys, will show you how to gain unparalleled visibility into the security posture of your web applications and how to identify vulnerability trends against compliance standards (e.g., OWASP Top 10, PCI DSS, and CWE/SANS). You’ll also learn how IAST can:

    - Be deployed in existing environments with ease
    - Give you real-time, accurate results
    - Integrate with software composition analysis
  • Security Champions: Only YOU Can Prevent File Forgery
    Security Champions: Only YOU Can Prevent File Forgery Marisa Fagan, Product Security Lead, Synopsys Recorded: Aug 22 2018 57 mins
    If you’re a developer, there will come a time when you realize that you have the power not only to ship awesome features but also to protect them so that no one else can tamper with all your hard work. Every developer is responsible for coding securely, but a brave few among us will take this duty one step further by wearing the mantle of a Security Champion.

    This webinar is your guide to becoming the Security Champion you always wanted to be, in just five easy steps. We’ll also talk about what benefits you’ll get out of it, besides saving the world, and what to do if your company doesn’t have a Security Champions program or even a product security program.
  • AppSec in Financial Services through the BSIMM Lens
    AppSec in Financial Services through the BSIMM Lens Nabil Hannan, Managing Principal, Synopsys Software Integrity Group (SIG) Recorded: Aug 14 2018 39 mins
    Do you ever wonder whether your software security program is the correct one for your organization? You spend time and money on processes, technology, and people. But how do you know whether the security efforts you’ve put in place even make sense? The Building Security In Maturity Model, or BSIMM, is a metrics-driven study of existing security initiatives at other organizations. BSIMM results help you assess the current state of your software security initiative and determine which areas need improvement.

    During the webinar, we’ll use a BSIMM broken down by the financial services industry to see what other companies are doing. We’ll also:

    · Use real data to help drive your software security initiative
    · Learn how organizations use the BSIMM to measure the maturity of their software security initiatives
    · Look at the aggregate data of the FSI vertical in the BSIMM
    · Discuss some of the most common activities that we observe with FSI companies and the drivers of those activities
  • Using sponsored research as a pathway to licensing early stage technologies
    Using sponsored research as a pathway to licensing early stage technologies Laura Schoppe, President and Owner of Fuentek Recorded: Aug 14 2018 46 mins
    Patent licensing negotiations have an extremely high fail rate- this can be down to unfavourable licensing terms or weak patent portfolios. One of the ways universities and industry are trying to bridge the gap between innovation and commercialisation is by working together much earlier.

    From a university standpoint, their research can be tailored to specific industry needs, as well as having research costs covered. Through the eyes of industry, they can get their hands on the latest research developments, and attract the brightest and talented individuals to their businesses.

    Laura Schoppe, President and Founder of Fuentek, who has years experience helping TTO's improve their chances of commercalisation will be joining us to discuss:

    - How to start sourcing strategic sponsorship deals
    - Where to begin with searching and conversations for partnerships
    - The benefits of this chosen pathway. i.e Minimising risk

    Please note: All viewers will have their data shared with our guest speaker.
  • DevSecOps: Security at the Speed of DevOps with Comcast
    DevSecOps: Security at the Speed of DevOps with Comcast Larry Maccherone, Sr. Director DevSecOps Transformation, Comcast Recorded: Aug 3 2018 50 mins
    Security specialists, especially at large organizations, believe that better security comes from robust independent gating. On the other hand, DevOps has proven that you can safely deploy orders of magnitude faster than human gating can achieve.

    What’s needed to add security to DevOps are tools that work well with rapid-cycle CI/CD pipelines and an approach that reinforces the DevOps culture and process changes. This requires that security specialists become self-service toolsmiths and advisors and stop thinking of themselves as gatekeepers.

    This webinar includes guidance on the characteristics of security tools compatible with DevOps, but it focuses primarily on the harder part: the people. This talk introduces the DevSecOps manifesto and provides you with a process model, based on agile transformation techniques, to accomplish the necessary mindset shift and achieve an effective DevSecOps culture transformation. It has been successfully used in a large DevSecOps transformation at Comcast and has gained recognition in DevSecOps circles as a leading framework.
  • Reviewing Spectre 6 Months Later
    Reviewing Spectre 6 Months Later Taylor Armerding, Senior Security Strategist for Synopsys Recorded: Jul 25 2018 30 mins
    It’s been more than six months since the major design flaw in computer chips labeled Spectre became public. And, as predicted, it is still haunting the world of information technology. The CPU (central processing unit) is, after all, the “brain” of any computer, phone, tablet, modern TV, or other “smart” device.
    Since then, we’ve all learned a bit about terms some of us had never heard before—“speculative execution,” anyone? We’ve also been told that you can’t just patch a chip the way you can patch bugs in software. But you can create work-arounds with software patches.
    In this webinar, Taylor Armerding, senior security strategist for Synopsys Software Integrity Group, will address some of the questions that “regular”—i.e., nontechnical—users may have about Spectre:
    - What is it?
    - How does it work?
    - Why does it work?
    - Why didn’t chip makers catch a flaw of this magnitude during the design phase?
    - Why is a tool called static analysis the best way to work around Spectre without causing intolerable performance slowdowns?
  • How to create a 5-year M&A plan for dealing with patent cliffs
    How to create a 5-year M&A plan for dealing with patent cliffs Jurgen Vollrath, President at Exponential Technology Counsel Recorded: Jul 25 2018 40 mins
    A ‘Patent cliff’ describes a severe drop in revenue once the patent for a company’s leading product expires. The sharp revenue decline is a result of competitors being able to start developing and selling the product, often at a much lower price.

    As US biopharmaceutical company Celgene struggles to get regulatory approval from the FDA, the company is facing major market, shares and revenue losses, and is facing a phenomenal patent cliff. Furthermore, research from EvaluatePharma reports that an estimated $250 billion in projected sales is at risk between 2018-2024 as many drugs lose exclusivity.

    When it comes to acquisitions, the effects of a dwindling patent term can severely impact the value of your company. So how do you create 5-year plan to prepare for an inevitable patent cliff? We are very excited to welcome back Jurgen Vollrath, President of Exponential Technology Counsel, and customer of PatSnap. ET Counsel, advise clients on IP strategy & business alignment to ensure the most successful M&A and exit outcomes.

    In this webinar, Jurgen will be discussing:

    - Risk vs. reality when it comes to patent cliffs
    - How to create a 5-year M&A plan for your organisation
    - How to find potential acquisition targets
    - Predicting the potential impact a patent cliff could have on your business.
  • Best Practices for Managing Open Source in an Organization and Throughout M&A
    Best Practices for Managing Open Source in an Organization and Throughout M&A Mark Radcliffe, Partner, DLA Piper/General Counsel OSI; Anthony Decicco, Shareholder, GTC Law Group & Affiliates Recorded: Jul 18 2018 58 mins
    The use of open source has surpassed the occasional and solidified itself as the standard. In fact, the Black Duck by Synopsys 2018 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis found that 96% of the applications we scanned last year contained open source components.

    It’s increasingly difficult to properly manage open source in an organization to ensure compliance with the over 2,000 different licenses in use today and defend against new vulnerabilities, which surface frequently.

    Join this webinar with top open source legal experts Mark Radcliffe (partner at DLA Piper and general counsel for the Open Source Initiative) and Tony Decicco (shareholder, GTC Law Group & Affiliates) as they discuss best practices for managing open source in an organization and throughout an M&A transaction:

    - How do you conduct an open source / third-party software audit?
    - How do you get the most out of your Black Duck code scan?
    i.e. Handling license compliance issues and managing security vulnerabilities
    - What are key aspects of an effective open source / third-party software policy for both inbound use and outbound contributions?
    - What are key success factors for effectively releasing code as open source?
  • A guide for UK and Chinese patent collaboration
    A guide for UK and Chinese patent collaboration Tom Duke attaché for UK in Beijing UK Intellectual Property Office Recorded: Jul 18 2018 56 mins
    UK Intellectual Property Office is going to be joining this webinar to explore some of the ways UK and Chinese companies can work together on innovation projects, where patents are involved.


    Some of the topics covered will be:

    - Different types of collaboration i.e. university, industry
    - Tips for setting up successful partnerships
    - Chinese Policy on Licensing and Ownership of incremental innovation
  • Trends in Security: How to Create a Scalable Threat-modeling Practice
    Trends in Security: How to Create a Scalable Threat-modeling Practice Chandu Ketkar, Principal Consultant, Synopsys Recorded: Jul 17 2018 45 mins
    For most organizations, performing threat-modeling is a difficult and an expensive undertaking. There are good reasons why this is the case. Threat modeling traditionally requires an experienced security architect with knowhow in architecture patterns, design patterns, a breadth of technologies, and above all deep security knowledge.

    Join this webinar and learn:

    - Consistency/Reliability: Use of patterns allows us to identify recurring problems/patterns and provide consistently the same solution. In security this means that identifying patterns during threat modeling will allow us to create consistent design, development, testing, and risk guidance.

    - Efficiency: Use of patterns allows us to automate some part of a problem while leaving the more complex concerns to be tackled by experts. This creates efficiencies.

    - Commonly understood taxonomy: Patterns create a common taxonomy for organizing knowledge, training users/practitioners, communicating with stakeholders (developers, testers, architects, security analysts, etc.)
  • How can static analysis help DevOps teams maintain velocity securely?
    How can static analysis help DevOps teams maintain velocity securely? Meera Rao, senior principal consultant and director of the secure development practice - Synopsys Software Recorded: Jul 17 2018 46 mins
    Static application security testing (SAST) is the process of examining source code for security defects. SAST is one of many checks in an application security assurance program designed to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities early in the DevOps process. Integrating SAST tools into DevOps processes is critical to building a sustainable program. And automating these tools is also an important part of adoption, as it drives efficiency, consistency, and early detection.

    If you have questions like these, and you’re concerned about integrating SAST tooling into your DevOps process, this session will offer actionable advice to automate security testing that supports DevOps velocity.

    But DevOps practitioners looking to integrate SAST tools into the DevOps pipeline often have questions:

    How do I manage false positives?
    How do I triage the results?
    What happens to new issues identified?
    How can I use a tool in my DevOps pipeline?
  • *AST in CI/CD - How to Make it Work
    *AST in CI/CD - How to Make it Work Ofer Maor, Director, Solutions Management at Synopsys Recorded: Jul 17 2018 58 mins
    SAST, IAST, DAST, MAST, *AST – There are plenty of technologies and ways to test your software, but how do we do that without slowing us down in a rapid development environment. In this session we will give practical advice on how to integrate software security testing into your CI/CD and your development process so it works. The session will review the pros and cons of each of the testing technologies, how to adapt it to rapid development, and how to make testing work as organizations are moving to A/B testing. Finally, this session will guide on how to manage the balance between risk and speed to build the right process, so that real threats will become blockers, but other issues will be handled in a parallel, slower cycle, without slowing down the main delivery.
  • Getting Your Bearings in a DevSecOps World
    Getting Your Bearings in a DevSecOps World Apoorva Phadke, Associate Principal Consultant, Synopsys Recorded: Jul 12 2018 48 mins
    Development and operations teams have already come a long way by aligning around the shared goal of delivering stable, high-quality software—quickly. By automating manual processes and building tools into the continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, they’ve increased trust between groups, which is essential as these once-disparate teams tackle critical issues together. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to build a DevSecOps culture in your organization with automated and integrated application security tools and the right training for each team.
  • How to accelerate your innovation pipeline using Social Impact Investments
    How to accelerate your innovation pipeline using Social Impact Investments Rosemarie Truman from The Center for Advancing Innovation Recorded: Jul 12 2018 45 mins
    Social Impact Investment brings together capital and experience from the public, private and non-for-profit industries to achieve specific social objectives. The return of these investments is measured typically by the social outcomes achieved.

    The Centre of Advancing Innovation is a public-private partnership non-profit focused on identifying breakthrough inventions hidden in portfolios, to maximise investor returns and commercial success. Research performed by the group has highlighted that Social Impact projects accelerate innovation, and result in higher returns.

    In this webinar, Rosemarie Truman, CEO and Founder of CAI will be discussing the positive implications of choosing social impact projects for your business, including:

    - Why they accelerate innovation
    - How these projects can increase your potential investment opportunities for the future
    - The influence on the future funding of projects.
  • Tech M&A Mid-Year Review – Big Spenders Return and IPOs Set Records
    Tech M&A Mid-Year Review – Big Spenders Return and IPOs Set Records Brenon Daly, Research Vice President, and Scott Denne, Senior Analyst Recorded: Jul 10 2018 61 mins
    In this webinar, hear about the current boom in Tech M&A spending and what it may mean for the rest of 2018. Spending on tech acquisitions in the first half of this year has surged -- 70% higher than the same period last year. Despite facing sharp competition from non-tech acquirers and private equity buyers, enterprise buyers are back in the game and on pace to do more tech deals this year than any year in history. On top of that, the other exit for startups is busy, too, with the pace of enterprise technology IPOs hitting a post-recession record.

    Join Brenon Daly, who leads 451 Research’s M&A practice, and Scott Denne, a senior M&A analyst, for an update on the first half of 2018 and what we expect to shape dealflow for the rest of the year. They’ll highlight trends in deal activity with insight from 451 Research analysts as well as 451 Research’s M&A KnowledgeBase, the industry’s only tech-focused M&A database, and:
    •Take a look at trends in both M&A activity and valuations.
    •Discuss implications for buyers, sellers and investors.
    •Dissect this year’s IPO boom and forecast which startups might be looking to join the parade of new offerings.
  • Financial Statements 101: Emerging Trends and Accounting Principles for Lawyers
    Financial Statements 101: Emerging Trends and Accounting Principles for Lawyers Jeff Litvak, Jason Tolmaire Recorded: Jun 29 2018 96 mins
    This webcast will cover issues that lawyers often encounter in commercial litigation with reviewing and understanding financial statements. Our panel of accounting experts will cover fundamental accounting concepts and components that are the basis of the financial statement reporting- the statement of financial position (balance sheet), the statement of profit and loss (income statement) and the cash flow statement.

    Our panel will also show how to derive meaningful conclusions about the performance of a business through financial ratio analysis and trend analysis.

    In addition to understanding and analyzing financial statements, the webcast will highlight recent changes in generally accepted accounting principles that will affect the presentation of information contained in the financial statements.

    Please join Jeff Litvak, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA and Jason Tolmaire, CPA/ABV, both of FTI Consulting’s Forensic & Litigation segment, as they address these issues as well as your questions.
  • Building Your Application Security Toolkit: A Holistic Approach
    Building Your Application Security Toolkit: A Holistic Approach Stephen Giguere, Solution Engineer, Synopsys Recorded: Jun 22 2018 59 mins
    Open source management is a key part of any application security toolkit. But with so many different tools and techniques on the market, how can you decide what other tools you need to fully address the security risks of your applications? In this webinar, you’ll learn the benefits and limitations of several application security tools, including SAST, SCA, DAST, IAST, and fuzzing, as well as how they differ, so you can make informed decisions as you build your AppSec toolkit.