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Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Identifying Key Growth Opportunities for Electrification of Transportation
    Identifying Key Growth Opportunities for Electrification of Transportation
    Farah Saeed, Research Director, Digital Grids, Naren Pasupalati, Research Analyst, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Nov 15 2018 41 mins
    Many states across the US have taken a proactive approach to address climate change despite federal pushback against clean power. California recently joined the growing list of states and regions that are committing to carbon neutrality and becoming 100% green with the recent passing of SB100. Reaching these goals is an ambitious task on many fronts. Regardless, there is a growing positive sentiment and a sense of urgency to embrace electrification of transportation (EoT) coming from the consumer and electric grid sides.
  • Modern MFA, Deployable Everywhere
    Modern MFA, Deployable Everywhere
    Shawn Keve (EVP, Simeio), Vikram Subramanian, (VP, Simeio), Andrew Goodman (Sr Product Marketing Manager, Ping Identity) Recorded: Nov 12 2018 61 mins
    Heavy infrastructure, complex administration and poor user experiences are the hallmarks of legacy multi-factor authentication solutions. They're also the reasons why you haven't deployed MFA in more places to protect against the #1 cause of data breaches, compromised credentials.

    A cloud delivered, adaptive MFA solution balances security and convenience for workforce and consumer use cases. It also allows you to deploy MFA everywhere - on every app, API, VPN, within high risk transaction flows and even when logging into corporate devices. But implementing MFA everywhere isn’t easy, and surprising roadblocks can appear along the way.

    Join Shawn Keve, EVP at Simeio Solutions, Vikram Subramanian, VP Solutions Advisory at Simeio Solutions and Andrew Goodman, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Ping Identity to learn about requirements and best practices for a comprehensive MFA deployment.
  • Medical Marijuana Market Trends—Future Clinical Role of Medical Marijuana & CBD
    Medical Marijuana Market Trends—Future Clinical Role of Medical Marijuana & CBD
    Nitin Naik (Moderator) Barbara Gilmore, Senior Consultant, Frost & Sullivan, Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, University of Pittsburgh Recorded: Oct 30 2018 48 mins
    Medical cannabis use is driving industry revenues into the billions. Investments by pharmaceutical and Big Tobacco companies in the development of cannabis and CBD-based products and devices, along with healthcare-conscious consumers having access to these products, are spurring growth. Physicians, aware of increasingly widespread medical marijuana legalization, are interested in understanding the potential of these treatments. In US states where cannabis is approved, the use of prescription drugs, including the use of opioids, has decreased.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Learn about a variety of medical marijuana science and clinical uses/applications (patient experiences)
    • Discover health-related applications of medical marijuana based on interactions with the endocannabinoid system
    • Explore the latest clinical research in cancer, neurological, psychological, metabolic and pain disorders using medical marijuana
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • How to broaden patent claims: Lessons from automotive and consumer goods
    How to broaden patent claims: Lessons from automotive and consumer goods
    Jason Lye, IAM 300 Strategist & CTO of Lycoworks Recorded: Jun 20 2018 40 mins
    With innovation budgets increasing each year and R&D becoming more competitive, many organisations are getting creative in how they increase the reach of their IP protection.

    One technique is to widen IP claims by patenting human experiences induced by the product or service. This is often seen in the automotive and consumer goods sectors, commonly describing visual and tactile sensations around the original technology.

    Jason Lye, IAM 300 Strategist & Founder of Lyco Works has worked with many clients using this technique and will be hosting this webinar to discuss how your company could benefit from broadening patent claims in this way. He will also cover:

    - What patenting human experiences really means and looks like
    - The importance of not forgetting the human-impact your technologies create
    - How claim-broadening technique offers another layer of protection for your technology
    - Why it will make it much harder for your competitors to trap you in litigation cases.
  • How to find new innovation opportunities using technology mapping and IP data
    How to find new innovation opportunities using technology mapping and IP data
    Pari Datta, Senior innovation and research consultant at Cambridge Design Partnership Recorded: Jun 13 2018 39 mins
    Mature products, such as smartphones and cars, tend to become very similar – whether they are from different manufacturers or the latest model from the same manufacturer.

    Speed, power and slight changes in appearance become the focus for many companies. Marketing can make advances through insightful methods to dig deeper into opportunities from unmet needs – but the right science and technology are required to make them real.

    R&D teams have access to incredible developments in science and technology, such as artificial intelligence and the latest developments in genetics, but struggle to find how to link them with market opportunities. Opportunities become ‘market pull’ or ‘technology push’, without joining together. Innovation opportunities must connect customer needs with science and technology to be more than just ideas or technologies.

    This webinar will demonstrate how technology mapping can be used to discover new opportunities, whichever direction you start from, and how IP landscapes can then help you to make the right connections.

    Please note: Registrants details will be shared with the presenter after the webinar.
  • Integrating smart manufacturing techniques: A look at the automotive industry
    Integrating smart manufacturing techniques: A look at the automotive industry
    Paul Mairl, Chief Digital Officer at GKN Powder Metallurgy Recorded: Jun 6 2018 51 mins
    In an age where technology and cars have never been more intertwined, experts believe the most successful automotive companies in the future, are the leaders in the smart manufacturing race today. A recent survey of automotive companies by Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute revealed that 49% of automotive companies have invested over $250mn in smart factory innovation.

    The ability to integrate currently siloed systems throughout manufacturing processes with smart techniques is clearly beneficial, and of course, it isn’t just about software and connectivity tools, it's about making better business decisions by using data to solve problems before they happen.

    But how can you begin making your organisation smarter? PatSnap is pleased to welcome Paul Mairl, Chief Digital Officer at GKN Powder Metallurgy. Paul has worked within GKN for over 25 years and is now responsible for setting up GKN Powder Metallurgy's digital system in line with Industry 4.0.

    In this webinar, Paul will be sharing:

    - What smart manufacturing really means
    - How GKN successfully integrated it across their shop floor
    - Techniques you can use to successfully integrate smart manufacturing processes into your organisation
    - The benefits and barriers of these techniques
  • The Rise of Digital Enterprise: Growth Strategies for Healthcare Companies
    The Rise of Digital Enterprise: Growth Strategies for Healthcare Companies
    Nitin Naik, Slava Akmaev Chief Analytics Officer, BERG, Guillaume Kerboul, Dassault Systemes; Dr. Thorsten Harzer, QIAGEN Recorded: May 31 2018 59 mins
    Digital Transformation is powering growth opportunities in Smart R&D, Patient Engagement, and Healthcare eCommerce. The explosion of patient centricity and technological advancement in big data analytics, cloud and artificial intelligence are putting severe pressures on companies to leverage all types of data (clinical, social media, IOT, etc.) in innovative ways. While the industry is decidedly upbeat on this new trajectory, there are heightened concerns about managing data privacy, especially for data flows outside the traditional ecosystem.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Learn about trends and growth opportunities in the Life sciences IT sector
    • Discuss hot topics, including Smart R&D, Digital Manufacturing, Connected patient and IVD eCommerce (B2C models)
    • Hear from industry leaders about company growth strategies and best practices for implementing digital solutions
    • Gain perspectives on M&A’s and the impact of investments from Big Tech companies
  • 2018 Open Source Audit Findings: Assessing Open Source Risk in M&A
    2018 Open Source Audit Findings: Assessing Open Source Risk in M&A
    Phil Odence, GM of Black Duck On-Demand; Evan Klein, Head of Product Marketing for Software Composition Analysis, Synopsys Recorded: May 31 2018 59 mins
    Open source components are the foundation of modern applications, but ineffective management of open source can lead to serious risks and unwanted media attention when security flaws lead to data breaches. The Black Duck by Synopsys 2018 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) examines the previous year’s open source and security news and analyzes trends based on the audits of more than 1,100 codebases.
    This webinar will detail the findings in the OSSRA report, showing that M&A target organizations are not always effective in securing and managing their open source. Not surprisingly, 96% of audited codebases contained open source components, and nearly 78% contained at least one vulnerability. We’ll discuss these findings and the risk associated with not understanding them before making investment decisions.
  • Practical tips for using patent data to track your competitors
    Practical tips for using patent data to track your competitors
    Christopher Ralph, Technical Training Expert at PatSnap Recorded: May 30 2018 35 mins
    In a recent survey by Harvard Business Review, it was revealed that on average, only 23% of participants said they learned about a competitors innovation early enough to respond before it hit the market. Whilst competition is inevitable, there are strategies you can implement to decrease the risk they pose to your business.

    Join our upcoming webinar, hosted by Christopher Ralph as we explore how to successfully track the activities of your competitors using patent data. Other themes covered in this webinar include:

    • Identifying emerging players in your market
    • The benefits of keeping, or bringing your competitor tracking back in-house
    • Communicating competitor intelligence to colleagues
    • Competitors as opportunities, not just threats.
  • 2018 Open Source Audit Findings: How Do You Stack Up?
    2018 Open Source Audit Findings: How Do You Stack Up?
    Evan Klein, Head of Product Marketing for Software Composition Analysis, Synopsys Recorded: May 24 2018 28 mins
    Open source components are the foundation of modern applications, but ineffective management around open source can lead to serious risks and unwanted media attention when security flaws lead to data breaches. The Black Duck by Synopsys 2018 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) examines the previous year’s open source and security news and analyzes trends based on the audits of more than 1,100 codebases.
    Not surprisingly, 96% of the audited codebases contained open source components, and nearly 78% of the codebases contained at least one vulnerability. As the percentage of open source in codebases continues to grow, it’s clear that open source management practices need to improve.
    In this webinar, open source expert Evan Klein will walk through the report’s findings in depth and discuss strategies companies can use to minimize open source security risk while maximizing the benefits open source provides.
  • The Future of Work: Growth Opportunities and Trends
    The Future of Work: Growth Opportunities and Trends
    Rob Arnold, Industry Principal, Connected Work, Frost & Sullivan Nov 29 2018 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Is your workforce built for disruption and a rapidly ever-changing future of work?

    Policies, demographics, technologies, economics, environmental sustainability, and social movements are shifting how people work and how employers are managing their workers. As many jobs face the prospect of automation, workers and employers need to collaborate to create a modern workplace that supports the growing knowledge economy.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Learn which office technologies are supplanting the massive installed base of legacy equipment in the workplace.
    • Discover the devices and applications that will support the workplace of the future.
    • Understand the role that collaboration and wearable technologies play in making workers happier and more satisfied.
  • 2019 Outlook and Growth Opportunities within Agriculture and Nutrition Industry
    2019 Outlook and Growth Opportunities within Agriculture and Nutrition Industry
    Tosin Jack, Senior Industry Analyst, Christopher Shanahan, Global Director, Visionary Science, Frost & Sullivan Dec 5 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    How will the agriculture and nutrition industries evolve in 2019? The webinar will explore the future of the evolving market and how technology trends and future collaboration across the food industry will enhance nutrition and health.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Evaluate the position of your company to take advantage of the growth opportunities linked to trends
    • Understand how technologies that support safe foods at all levels of the supply chain will offer opportunities for trust among consumers
    • Identify possible new approaches to enter the market
  • How Machine Learning Acquisitions and Implementations Are Adding Value
    How Machine Learning Acquisitions and Implementations Are Adding Value
    Brenon Daly, Research Vice President, and Nick Patience, Founder & Research Vice President Dec 12 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Data is a company’s most-valuable resource, but only if the value can be unlocked. For most companies, Machine Learning is the key to unlocking that value. It may still be the early days for machine learning technologies, but nonetheless, companies are still making big strategic bets on how they are going to run their businesses in the coming era of smarter software, both in terms of acquisitions and implementation. For a comprehensive look at machine learning – covering everything from the technological underpinnings to the financial outcomes in the sector – join 451 Research’s Research Vice Presidents Brenon Daly and Nick Patience for a webinar on Dec. 12 at 11am ET as they make sense of the machine learning market including how some key tech acquirers are participating in the rapidly emerging market. Additionally, they’ll take a deep-dive into the machine learning technology itself, and how IT professionals are actually leveraging it.
  • Beyond Open Source Compliance: Security in M&A Due Diligence
    Beyond Open Source Compliance: Security in M&A Due Diligence
    Nabil Hannan, Managing Principal, Synopsys Dec 12 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The headline of Wall Street Journal article from March read “Due Diligence on Cybersecurity Becomes Bigger Factor in M&A.” In April, Gartner reported, “Cybersecurity is Critical to the M&A Due Diligence Process.” Companies that invest in open source license compliance as part of diligence are starting to dive more deeply into security issues.
     
    A first step in assigning the security of software assets is looking at known vulnerabilities in open source components. But, now as part of the Synopsys Software Integrity Group, Black Duck can bring much broader capabilities to bear to analyze the overall security of code assets, including proprietary code.
     
    This webinar will discuss application security issues at a high level and the security services that you can include with a due diligence audit.