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  • Building the Business Case for Excellent Content Delivery
    Building the Business Case for Excellent Content Delivery
    Joe Gelb Recorded: Nov 15 2018 60 mins
    We instinctively know that unleashing our technical product content will make our customers happier and bring benefits to our company. But how can we quantify and measure that value in order to secure the resources needed to transform the digital experience and build a modern technical resource center? 
     
    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and intelligent content guru, Joe Gelb, President of Zoomin Software as they zoom in to the details and show you how to calculate ROI and build the business case to move up the content value chain towards dynamic content delivery and a cross-touchpoint digital experience.
  • How to turn customer experience into customer trust
    How to turn customer experience into customer trust
    Louise Thorpe, Chief Privacy Officer, American Express Recorded: Nov 13 2018 62 mins
    Forrester found that only 11 percent of companies are able to deliver a customer experience (CX) that sets them apart from their competition. Without a CX that elevates the brand, companies are at risk of being left behind while customers choose to spend their purchase dollars or business investments elsewhere.

    There are four key ways to ensure that your CX is flawless and your market share keeps growing. It starts from the inside out, with a unified vision of CX; a strategy to solve problems fast while offering self-help; continuous, ongoing iteration and improvement of best practices, and a consistent, personalized experience in every way.

    To learn more about why CX has to be the core of your company and how to launch the strategy that ensures your company maintains competitive advantage, don’t miss this VB Live event!

    Register here for free.

    Webinar attendees will learn:
    * How to build trust with increasingly savvy consumers
    * Why brand reputation is your most important calling card -- and how to protect it
    * The key qualities customers look for in a trusted brand
    * The secrets of the modern customer-focused organization

    Speakers:
    * Louise Thorpe, Chief Privacy Officer, American Express
    * Andrew Leede, Product Owner, Blinker
    * Ting Ting Luo, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Docusign
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Docusign
  • Can you deliver the personalization your customers demand?
    Can you deliver the personalization your customers demand?
    David Hardtke, Director of Advertising Science, Pandora Recorded: Nov 6 2018 61 mins
    More and more, savvy customers are willing to share info about themselves and their browsing behavior — but in return, you have to use those powers for good. Or in other words, start serving them up completely personalized web and mobile ads that reflects their tastes, values, and preferences in every (not-creepy) way. It’s the key to delivering the kind of goods and services that keep your customers clicking — and more than happy to keep handing over their personal information.

    It’s also hard to pull off. To learn how companies like Pandora flawlessly serve up the customized advertising that clicks, don’t miss this VB Live event!

    Register here for free.

    Attend this webinar and learn about:
    * How to offer your customers content that connects to their lifestyle and tastes
    * The intersection between art and science in the new world of hyper-personalized advertising
    * How to create customized content that connects without creeping out customers
    * Best practices companies like Pandora and Trulia use to create authenticity and bring in more revenue.

    Speakers:
    * David Hardtke, Director of Advertising Science, Pandora
    * Deep Varma, VP of Engineering Trulia
    * Moira Dorsey, Founder, Dorsey Experience
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Cvent
  • Independent Thinking: How Artificial Neural Networks Enable Computers To Think L
    Independent Thinking: How Artificial Neural Networks Enable Computers To Think L
    Val Swisher Recorded: Oct 30 2018 41 mins
    After years of promises and hype, artificial intelligence has finally reached the stage where it is impacting our lives on a daily basis. The things that computers can do with us and for us is rapidly expanding. This live webinar will provide an overview of how artificial neural networks are changing marketing.

    Here's what you'll learn:

    * What are artificial neural networks and deep learning? How do they work?

    * Where are artificial neural networks used today?

    * What do artificial neural networks mean for marketers?
  • Leveraging AI to boost customer acquisition, engagement, and retention
    Leveraging AI to boost customer acquisition, engagement, and retention
    Brian Witlin, CEO, Yummly Recorded: Oct 30 2018 61 mins
    Your instincts are good — but AI can make them flawless. With AI, every time a customer engages with your brand, you’re making that moment really count.

    Add AI powered predictive analytics to ensure the right message at the right time, targeting is accurate and high-value, and customer support is proactive. Automate chat-based customer service, and give your agents more info off the top. Level up the shopping experience by offering the right products at the right time — and add contextual conversation to narrow their choices down.

    Customers want this kind of service and attention. And if you can’t deliver, they’re going to find the company that can. So don’t miss this VB Live event, where you’ll learn more about being relevant to your customers, making their engagement meaningful, and more!

    Register now for free!

    Attend this webinar and learn:
    * How AI levels up personalization and customer engagement
    * How to use AI-fueled data analytics to create tactical marketing plans.
    * How to create personalized moments without being creepy
    * How to increase real and effective relevance to customers across channels

    Speakers:
    * Grant Langston, CEO, Eharmony
    * Dave Gerhardt, VP Marketing, Drift
    * Brian Witlin, CEO, Yummly
    * Moira Dorsey, Founder, Dorsey Experience

    Sponsored by Drift
  • Preparing for Exponential Transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    Preparing for Exponential Transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    Francisco Palao, Co-Founder & CEO of ExO Lever Recorded: Oct 24 2018 61 mins
    We are living in a new age of exponential technologies that is impacting every industry and generating a new type of business: the Exponential Organization (ExO).

    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and his special guest, Francisco Palao Reines, Co-Founder and CEO of ExO Lever for this free, one-hour webinar. During this webinar, you will learn how to transform an existing business into an ExO in order to navigate industry disruption and achieve exponential growth. You'll learn how organizations and institutions around the globe are overcoming resistance to change, leveraging on-demand staff, the power of the crowd, and innovative new technologies to build scalable, profitable, and wildly disruptive organizations.

    ABOUT FRANCISCO PALAO REINES

    Francisco Palao Reines is an award-winning entrepreneur who has inspired and advised organizations around the world to design and implement disruptive innovation strategies for various industries including energy, health, finance, retail, insurance, and more. Francisco, along with Salim Ismail, is the co-author of the book ‘Exponential Transformation’ which focuses on helping organizations to change and adapt their business models for external industry disruption.

    Currently, Francisco is the CEO of ExO Lever, a Global Transformation Ecosystem focused on supporting organizations, institutions and people to transform themselves for the current abundance-based environment. ExO Lever was co-founded by Francisco Palao Reines and Salim Ismail.
  • Five Ways to Prepare for AI in Sales, Marketing and Beyond
    Five Ways to Prepare for AI in Sales, Marketing and Beyond
    Nathan Decker, Director of eCommerce, evo Recorded: Oct 24 2018 61 mins
    Enterprise preparation for AI has centered almost exclusively on data prep and data science talent. While without data there would be no AI, enterprises that fail to ready the broader organization, chiefly people, process, and principles, don’t just stunt their capacity for good AI, they risk sunk investment, jeopardize employee trust, brand backlash, or worse.

    Ensuring sustainable deployment starts with assessing enterprise data strategy, aligning myriad stakeholders, technological feasibility assessment, and a coordinated approach to ethics.

    Join VentureBeat and industry analyst and founding partner of Kaleido Insights, Jessica Groopman for discussion on the five fundamentals of AI readiness at our upcoming VB Live event!

    Attend this webinar and learn:
    * What you need to do to prepare for AI-- beyond the data science team
    * Real-world examples and research findings
    * Top 5 best practices for strategic AI implementation

    Speakers:
    * Nathan Decker, Director of eCommerce, evo
    * Ken Natori, President, Natori Company
    * Jessica Groopman, Industry analyst and founding partner of Kaleido Insights
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • The Rise of Exponential Organizations (ExO)
    The Rise of Exponential Organizations (ExO)
    Salim Ismail, Co-Founder & Chairman of ExO Lever Recorded: Oct 24 2018 62 mins
    A new technology that scales quickly from one to a million users has become a common and straightforward phenomenon. Scaling an organization at exponential speed, however, is quite another matter. Organizational growth is usually linear—incremental and slow. In recent years, however, exponential organizations (ExOs) such as Oculus, Airbnb, WhatsApp, and DropBox have experienced dramatic growth trajectories and achieved multi-billion dollar valuations in just a few years.

    Unlike traditional businesses that combine assets and workforces within organizational boundaries, ExOs leverage the world around them, such as other people’s cars and spare rooms. In some cases, they are outperforming their competitors by as much as tenfold.

    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, for one of the most interesting presentations you will attend all year. Scott's special guest presenter is Salim Ismail, the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations, a sought-after business strategist, and a serial entrepreneur, having founded technology companies including Ångströ, which was acquired by Google in 2010. He is also the Founding Executive Director of Singularity University.

    Salim is a prolific speaker, having given more than 100 talks in 2017 to audiences of all sizes in 12 different countries. He has been profiled across a vast array of media outlets, including The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, WIRED, Vogue, and the BBC.
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Why Information Developers Should Care
    The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Why Information Developers Should Care
    Ray Gallon, The Transformation Society Recorded: Oct 24 2018 63 mins
    Major industries, backed by government initiatives, are promoting what has variously been called Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet, or — most appropriately— the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Many technological innovations have claimed that they will “change everything.” This one really will.

    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, for a presentation by Ray Gallon, co-founder of The Transformation Society, a research and consulting company focusing on the challenges of adaptation of organizations and leaders to digital transformation. In this webinar, we will examine why, and explore ideas of how, information developers can plan for, respond to, and take an important role in this revolution.

    We call this set of ideas Information 4.0.

    Attendees will learn:

    –What makes Industry 4.0 truly revolutionary?
    –Characteristics of Information 4.0
    –About volatile contexts and volatile information
    –Why documents are obsolete
    –What we know (and don’t know) about governance in Information 4.0

    ABOUT RAY GALLON

    Ray has over 40 years as a professional communicator, first as an award-winning radio producer and journalist, then in the technical content industries. His management experience includes a stint as program manager of WNYC-FM, New York City’s public radio station. Ray has always been interested in the meeting point between technology and culture, and has used his broad experience to advantage with companies such as IBM, General Electric HealthCare, Alcatel, 3M, and the OECD, as well as in smaller companies and startup enterprises. Ray is a university lecturer and a speaker at events throughout the world. He has contributed articles and chapters to many books and periodicals and is the editor of the recently published "Language of Technical Communication." (XML Press).
  • How AI-Powered Consumer Messaging Can Help You Engage & Retain More Customers
    How AI-Powered Consumer Messaging Can Help You Engage & Retain More Customers
    Sameer Patel, CEO, Kahuna Recorded: Oct 17 2018 62 mins
    91% of consumers unsubscribe from emails. 60% of consumers opt out of push notifications. $280 billion is abandoned in digital shopping carts every year. Only 32% of customers make a second purchase with a brand within the same year.
    What do these startling facts about consumer habits tell us as marketers? Consumers’ attention and loyalty are not guaranteed. In fact, it’s an uphill battle for brands to stand out from the noise and compel consumers to not only listen to them but to buy from them, too.

    The great news is that AI technology is helping modern e-commerce brands take this challenge head-on by understanding the consumer at the individual level and then only sending them messages that are relevant, contextual, and timely, all in real time. As a result, consumers develop a deep connection to the brand as the brand starts meeting their expectations of a highly personalized experience time and time again. The brand starts to see an improvement in message engagement and conversion…and the rest is history.

    If an e-commerce marketer is struggling with one of the following problems, this webinar is for them:

    -Stagnant or decreasing marketing metrics: acquisition, engagement, conversion, revenue, and retention
    -Relying too heavily on demographic segmentation methods to “understand” the audience
    -Not having campaigns that are differentiated enough from competitors’
    -Trying to figure out how to survive and stand out amid the dominance of Amazon
  • How to Empower Yourself to Empower Others
    How to Empower Yourself to Empower Others
    Sheree Atcheson, Board-Appointed Global Ambassador, Women Who Code Recorded: Oct 10 2018 62 mins
    This webinar will focus on understanding your own value and how you can use that to become an influential person in your industry.

    Listed as one of the UK's Top Most Influential Women in Tech & an international multi-award winner for her services to Diversity & Inclusion in the Tech industry, Sheree (@nirushika) is a Consultant, Deloitte; Founder, I Am Lanka; Board-Appointed Global Ambassador, Women Who Code; Forbes, Contributor.

    Sheree is a global tech outreach leader and the aim of her career is ensuring people are aware of the fantastic opportunities the tech industry has to offer & make certain that people (regardless of gender, race, social stature) are able to benefit from these & reach their full career potential.
  • How to Engage Buyers & Sellers in Your Digital Marketplace
    How to Engage Buyers & Sellers in Your Digital Marketplace
    Jeff Nolan, CMO, Kahuna and Sigrid Zeuthen, Marketing Manager, Besedo Recorded: Oct 3 2018 53 mins
    A whopping 94% of companies see higher engagement and conversion rates (Econsultancy) when they commit to optimizing the customer experience.

    In today’s competitive landscape, where buyers and sellers have numerous sites to choose from, marketplaces must do whatever they can to stand apart from others. It’s easy to be competitive on price and inventory, but delivering an effective and memorable customer experience to create a loyal user base is a whole different ball game. Customer experience is the deal-maker (or deal-breaker) for marketplaces.

    To ensure your platform will create committed, engaged buyers and sellers for the long-term, you must meet their expectations for a high quality and highly personalized experience throughout the customer journey. This means going beyond sending emails with a “Hello [First Name]” greeting; it means personalizing and polishing every component of the user’s interaction with the platform and with each other. The result? An increase in engagement, conversion, and retention.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn:
    -How to create an engaging onboarding experience that fosters buyer and seller stickiness
    -How to optimize for engagement at every buyer/seller touchpoint across your site
    -How to further encourage buyer and seller engagement post-transaction
    -How to incorporate personalization into every aspect of your user flow and deliver an unmatched customer experience as a result
  • Location data: The secret to really knowing your customer
    Location data: The secret to really knowing your customer
    David Bairstow, SVP Product Management, Skyhook Recorded: Oct 3 2018 60 mins
    Where are your target customers going, and how are they spending their time and, more importantly, their dollars? Location data and intelligence – not just on how consumers are interacting with your brand but also with your competitors – is key to crafting a killer consumer experience and reaching them when and where their hearts and minds (and wallets) are ready to be captured.

    From foot traffic patterns and location visits to frequency analysis, custom venue visit analysis offers powerful, actionable insights to companies looking for a competitive edge in a crowded field. Learn how to capture new customer interest, keep older customers coming back, and boost your market share when you join this VB Live event!

    Register for free now!

    During this webinar you’ll learn how to:
    * Boost engagement with location-based consumer insights and competitive intelligence
    * Gain insight into the behavioral patterns of customers and prospects
    * Apply the best use of location data for your business

    Speakers:
    * David Bairstow, SVP Product Management, Skyhook
    * Sheryl Jacobson, Principal Consulting Strategy and Analytics, Deloitte Consulting LLP
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst at Large, VentureBeat (Moderator)

    Sponsored by Skyhook
  • Can your data infrastructure support AI marketing?
    Can your data infrastructure support AI marketing?
    Rolf Schromgens, CEO, Trivago Recorded: Oct 3 2018 62 mins
    Are you AI-ready? You need to be. Artificial intelligence marketing applications are delivering on their promise to source new insights to grow your business fast, AI technology is becoming available to any company looking for a competitive edge, and now’s the time to move, if you want to stay ahead of the curve.

    But the challenge is not just in defining an AI strategy; it requires developing the infrastructure to support it.

    Should you be developing in-house, or look to available technology and collaborate with outside experts? Keep deployment on-premise, or reach for the cloud? Can your current infrastructure, from server performance to processing power, stand up to the demands of increasingly complex AI applications?

    Get ready to level up your marketing strategy with AI, advance your technological capabilities in smart, strategic ways, learn how to make sure your next infrastructure move helps you exploit the AI advantage and more when you join this VB Live event!

    Register for free!

    Attend this webinar and learn:
    * How to tell if your marketing and IT departments are AI-ready
    * The fundamentals of an AI-driven infrastructure
    * The role of clean, definable data goals in successful AI implementation
    * How to scale the AI workload

    Speakers:
    * Andrew Malinow, PhD., Principal Data Scientist, Zylotech
    * Rolf Schromgens, CEO, Trivago
    * Sherif Mityas, Chief Experience Officer, TGI Friday's
    * Michele Goetz, Principal Analyst, Forrester
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Zylotech
  • How to Expand Your Marketplace or Classifieds Business in Latin America
    How to Expand Your Marketplace or Classifieds Business in Latin America
    Sameer Patel, CEO, Kahuna Recorded: Sep 27 2018 34 mins
    Expanding your marketplace or classifieds platform into new markets across Latin America is a tempting idea, considering that by 2019, 155.5 million people in Latin America will buy goods & services online, accounting for 1 in 4 people in the population.

    But, expansion carries risks that you will need to manage. The geography is vast with culture and language differences along with different tax and regulatory structures. How do you know when it’s the right time to expand, where to expand to, or whether to expand at all?

    Listen to our short but impactful 30-minute webinar to hear from Kahuna along with Restorando, Latin America’s #1 restaurant bookings site, and UltraCasas.com, Bolivia’s #1 property portal, as we discuss driving growth in your digital marketplace and expanding into new markets.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn:

    -The playbook to successful expansion in Latin America, including both the internal and external signals indicating that expansion is the right decision
    -Mistakes, pitfalls, and wrong assumptions to be cautious about when expanding into new regions
    -How to expand into regions where there is already a dominant competitor
    -How Restorando and Ultracasas.com have approached this issue…and found success
  • A Conversation about Conversational Content
    A Conversation about Conversational Content
    Scott Abel, Bill Rogers, Lauren Golembiewski, and Jim Compton Recorded: Sep 25 2018 61 mins
    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, for a lively discussion with three experts about the challenges inherent in creating conversational content for chatbots and intelligent devices. Scott will chat with Bill Rogers, Founder and CEO of Orbita, Lauren Golembiewski, CEO and Co-founder at Voxable, and Jim Compton, Technology Program Manager at Moravia.

    Register today! It's free. Not sure you can attend? Register anyway. Attendees receive a link to the recording shortly after each webinar.
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  • Global Unified Commerce Forecast: Top Trends Reshaping Retail
    Global Unified Commerce Forecast: Top Trends Reshaping Retail
    Sheryl Kingstone, Research Vice President, and Jordan McKee, Research Director Recorded: Sep 18 2018 58 mins
    The confluence of new technologies, new entrants and new consumer demands has catapulted retail into a state of flux. These market shifts are influencing not only the way in which shoppers choose to obtain their desired goods and services, but how and where they spend their money. Join Research Vice President Sheryl Kingstone and Research Director Jordan McKee as they share key findings from 451 Research’s recently launched Global Unified Commerce Forecast. The webinar will hone in on insights derived from the forecast, pinpointing major market shifts occurring in retail.
  • The Future is Now: Neuroscience, Chatbots, Voice, and Microcontent
    The Future is Now: Neuroscience, Chatbots, Voice, and Microcontent
    Barry Saiff and Rob Hanna Recorded: Sep 13 2018 62 mins
    If you're like many of us in tech pubs, your company has already dipped their toes into the rapidly developing field of chatbots and voice. Or perhaps your company is already waist-deep in it and they've tasked you with creating new content on a new system procured specifically for chatbots. Or worse, they've begun hiring a new class of writer, called the UX writer, to develop chatbot content in some other department that copies and pastes content from your technical manuals into chatbot databases. Or perhaps none of this is happening yet, but you want to get ahead of the curve.

    Now what if we told you that you can source chatbot and voice content directly from your structured technical content? What if we told you that rewriting and restructuring your content for chatbots could make your content far more accessible for users in your traditional content delivery channels? What if we could show you that this evolution in structured writing was simply a continuation of our journey down the path to developing structured content for DITA and other topic-based architectures?

    Join host, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and his special guests Rob Hanna, President of Precision Content Authoring Services, and Barry Saiff, Founder and CEO of Saiff Solutions, as we introduce the concept of microcontent as a core component of structured topics.

    Attendees will learn how industry trends point to the emergence of smaller, more precise, componentized content, why writing and classifying content based on user intent matters, how topic structures can support microcontent within topics, and how microcontent is published and consumed by emerging technologies
  • How to cross new frontiers with your subscription business
    How to cross new frontiers with your subscription business
    Patrick Unnold, VP Customer, Recurly and Luke Salinas, SVP Strategy, Adyen Recorded: Sep 12 2018 60 mins
    The subscription model is booming --subscription commerce grew more than 100 percent each year between 2011 and 2016, and the growth continues. Savvy companies are reaping the rewards: high recurring revenue that’s predictable paired with a competitive and sustainable business model. The potential ROI for global expansion is wide open, but many who try to take their subscription model global overlook important issues that can make or break success in new markets.

    Learn about the best practices to expand your subscription business into new countries including how to manage local payments, get the right partners on board, optimize authorization rates, tackle key challenges in potential markets, mitigate fraud, and more when you join this VB Live event!

    Register for free now.

    Webinar attendees will learn about:
    * The opportunities provided by the explosive subscription model growth around the globe
    * How to overcome regional challenges, including local payment methods, regulations, data security, and taxation
    * How to identify knowledgeable partners to accelerate your global expansion
    * How localized communications throughout the subscription lifecycle boost subscriber retention
    * Common fraud issues to anticipate and how to mitigate them

    Speakers:
    * Patrick Unnold, VP Customer, Recurly
    * Luke Salinas, SVP Strategy, Adyen
    * Lily Varon, Analyst, Forrester
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by: Recurly and Adyen
  • Mobile Moments Across Channels
    Mobile Moments Across Channels
    Bruce Swann (Adobe), Jeremy Finch (Adobe) Recorded: Aug 16 2018 47 mins
    Mobile marketing technology gives organizations the power to reach and inform people in exactly the places and moments where they can make decisions and take action. Learn about why this approach is better when integrated into a broader cross-channel strategy.

    In this session, you will learn:
    - How Adobe Campaign’s mobile capabilities can help marketers create these types of mobile moments.
    - Techniques Adobe Experience Cloud customers are applying in a variety of industries.
    - How Adobe Campaign is investing in expanded mobile and cross-channel marketing capabilities.

    Presented by:
    - Bruce Swann, Group Product Marketing Manager, Adobe
    - Jeremy Finch, Product Marketing Manager, Adobe
  • Global Marketing: Across Channels and Across Borders
    Global Marketing: Across Channels and Across Borders
    Val Niehaus (Adobe Consulting Services), Timo Kohlberg (Adobe) Recorded: Aug 16 2018 42 mins
    Many organizations struggle with providing consistent experiences across the customer journey. Challenges can include organizational alignment, siloed technology and data, and the ability to personalize messages at scale across numerous touchpoints.

    These challenges only grow exponentially when marketing organizations are globally distributed or need to consider a global audience. In five steps, the Adobe Campaign team presents best practices to address global marketing challenges and execute a global marketing strategy focused on customer experience and digital transformation.

    In this session you will learn:
    - The role of technology in the context of global data and content
    - Examples of best practices for global marketing strategies
    - How Adobe Campaign and Adobe Experience Cloud enable consistent customer experiences across channels and regions

    Presented by:
    - Val Niehaus, Senior Manager, Adobe Consulting Services
    - Timo Kohlberg, Product Marketing Manager, Adobe
  • Good vs. Great: Obtaining an Elite Analytics Practice is Worth the Effort
    Good vs. Great: Obtaining an Elite Analytics Practice is Worth the Effort
    John Lovett (Search Discovery), Nate Smith (Adobe) Recorded: Aug 15 2018 46 mins
    It's time for your analytics to grow up. Your company can realize substantial material gains in customer lifetime value through the use and application of advanced analytics. According to Forrester, by 2021 companies that invest in advanced analytics to drive insights at scale will boost total global annual revenues to $1.8 trillion.

    In this session, you will learn:
    - How a “good enough” approach to analytics impedes your customers’ experience and your company’s profitability.
    - Best practices, frameworks, and practical strategies for taking your analytics to the next level throughout the customer journey.
    - Examples of how brands have gone from good to great by improving their analytics practice.

    Presented by:
    - Nate Smith, Group Product Marketing Manager, Adobe
    - John Lovett, Senior Director, Data Strategy, Search Discovery
  • The evolution of data management platforms: Audience intelligence at scale
    The evolution of data management platforms: Audience intelligence at scale
    Rakhi Patel (Adobe), Stefanie Hineman (Intuit) Recorded: Aug 15 2018 47 mins
    Delivering powerful experiences start with knowing, understanding, and reaching the right audiences. With customer data stored and owned by disparate teams across organizations, enterprises are breaking down technology and organizational silos by investing in data management platforms (DMPs) to centralize audience management and audience activation.

    This session outlines the evolution and value of DMP technology, such as Adobe Audience Manager, to enable digital marketers to manage audience strategy at scale.

    Join us as to learn the following:
    - How DMP technology and practices have evolved
    - Key innovations in the DMP space
    - Tips for data privacy

    Presented by:
    - Rakhi Patel, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Adobe
    - Stefanie Hineman, Martech Audiences & Personalization, Intuit
  • 5 Reasons For Experience Makers To Embrace SPAs
    5 Reasons For Experience Makers To Embrace SPAs
    Shelby Britton (Adobe), Haresh Kumar (Adobe) Recorded: Aug 14 2018 39 mins
    Single Page Applications (SPAs) have become part of everyday experience management conversation, yet managing them across marketing and IT teams have created barriers to agile delivery model.

    Join us as we demystify why IT teams are using SPAs, trade-offs and impact on marketers' ability to contribute, key requirements to deliver experiences with agility for both marketing and IT orgs, and 5 best practices to help scale personalized experiences with SPAs or otherwise.

    Presented by:
    - Shelby Britton, Group Product Marketing Manager, Adobe
    - Haresh Kumar, Director, Product Marketing, Adobe
  • Women In Cloud: The Shared Experience of Female Tech Entrepreneurship
    Women In Cloud: The Shared Experience of Female Tech Entrepreneurship
    Jacquie Touma, Chaitra Vedullapalli, Terri Stephan Nov 20 2018 8:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    We live in a truly amazing time. Technology is changing almost every aspect of our lives at breathtaking speed. Advances in medicine, education, communication, and productivity have increased life expectancy around the globe and lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.

    The ability to connect to people and information instantly is so commonplace that many take it for granted and now, we’ve arrived at the beginning of an era of even more profound transformation, all centered on the cloud. We’re excited to bring more opportunities through cloud computing to address issues in healthcare, the environment, cybersecurity, and underserved communities. And we’ve seen the incredible good that can come from the cloud, but with it also come challenges. For women in technology, there are increased challenges in a cloud-based world.

    Women in Cloud initiative is designed to empower female tech entrepreneurs by providing Access, Acceleration, and Actions so women entrepreneurs can take Actions every day to achieve their business goals!

    In this webinar, we will share experiences and tips for female tech entrepreneurs in building their cloud B2B with enterprise companies in a simple and predictable way. This is going to be a panel discussion with great conversation with female tech entrepreneurs in driving customer traction.

    Also, learn how you can participate in the next cohort of women in cloud accelerator to build your business with enterprise brands!
  • Get and keep customers with killer AI-driven UX design
    Get and keep customers with killer AI-driven UX design
    Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat Nov 28 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    User experience is swiftly overtaking price as the most important competitive differentiator. That means wowing your customers at every point of interaction and engagement. And lately, new approaches fueled by AI and significant data produced by cross-platform experiences, are putting UX under a new kind of microscope and helping to drive positive results. When harnessed correctly, AI really just means ultimate personalization. And this can reward you with loyalty, affinity, and word of mouth.

    User experience design (UX) isn’t a guessing game anymore. Artificial intelligence is your superpower, and machine learning your secret weapon. AI helps you personalize the customer journey at every step dynamically, crafting unique, individual experiences that learn along the way, making them more relevant, more engaging, and more delightful.

    To learn more about why AI should be the foundation of all your user experience design, and where to start, don’t miss this VB Live event!

    Register here for free.

    Attend this webinar and learn:
    * How AI supercharges the relevancy, elegance, and engagement of modern design.
    * The ways well-known brands are creating intuitive apps with powerful UX supported by AI
    * The relationship between effective design and a strong ROI
    * Real-world successes and failures in AI-driven design

    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    More speakers coming soon!
  • How esports can combine old and new monetization models to reach new heights
    How esports can combine old and new monetization models to reach new heights
    Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, GamesBeat Dec 4 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Money is pouring into esports. There are more players, more games, more viewers, and bigger prize pools — and companies are taking note. Investment is coming from all angles, and everyone is looking for a piece of the pie. But many of the existing monetization models of esports only seek to follow the tried and true formats from traditional sports.

    There is a lot for the video game industry to learn from the legacy sports broadcast model; but there’s a catch: The video games industry uses some of the world’s most advanced interactive technology to create some of the world’s most compelling entertainment experiences.

    So why would we just do it the same way as before? The answer? We probably won’t. Not for long at least.

    In this special session, our panel of experts will unpack the old and the new of esports, and explore where genuine innovation may come from in the future. We’ll discuss how to get the most out of traditional methods, and how some companies are experimenting with new approaches to engaging with audiences and driving revenue.

    Register now to join us for free.

    Attend this webinar and learn:
    * How the current esports model stacks up against traditional sports, and where the money is coming from now
    * The new technologies that will change the existing business model
    * The difference between formal esports and personalized broadcasting — and what those differences mean for your bottom line

    Speakers
    * Jonathan Singer, Industry Strategist, Akamai
    * Robb Chiarini, Director esports, NCSA at Ubisoft
    * Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, Gamesbeat
    * Kent Wakeford, Co-founder and COO, Gen.G

    Sponsored by Akamai
  • Consumers trust influencers more than they trust you
    Consumers trust influencers more than they trust you
    Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat Dec 5 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    They’re savvy, those consumers – they can smell “targeted advertising” from a mile away, and they’re really not interested in it. But they’ll listen to recommendations from their peers, and they trust the integrity of the influencers they follow to never steer them wrong when it comes to brand buy-in.

    In a world where consumers are smarter, live streaming makes TV ads irrelevant, and ad blockers are de rigueur, influencer marketing – when you do it right – means making meaningful connections, building trust, and securing loyalty.

    What does “right” mean? Don’t miss this VB Live event where you’ll learn how influencers can improve your brand reputation, how to build authentic relationships with the right influencer for your brand, and the mistakes to avoid at all costs.

    Register now for free!

    Attend this webinar and learn:
    * How influencers and customers drive brand reputation and how they differ.
    * The relationship between PR tactics and community voice
    * Real-world tactics used by brands to overcome PR nightmares
    * How to create an influencer marketing plan that retains authenticity and believability
    * How real brands think about influencers + consumers as a strategy to strengthen their bottom line

    Speakers:
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    More speakers coming soon!
  • Bridging the online and offline marketing gap
    Bridging the online and offline marketing gap
    Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat Dec 12 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    While companies have been ditching traditional marketing methods in their race to capture the online-savvy millennials, no one is on their phone 24/7, and delivering brand messages out in the world is still vital to capturing mindshare.

    Those first-gen marketing methods, including outdoor, tv, direct mail, and more, are still valuable and essential to building a stronger bottom line, especially when integrated as a vital part of an overarching marketing campaign, firing on all cylinders. That’s easier than ever, because traditional doesn’t mean old-school and analog anymore, and innovations in marketing technology don’t only apply to your online channels. You can apply your martech capabilities not just for tracking, measurement, and attribution, but to keep tabs on omnichannel competitor strategies, design the most effective campaign copy in every arena, create the most impactful rollouts between all your channels and more.

    To find out how to integrate offline marketing channels with your online efforts, how marketing technology can bring those traditional methods into the twenty-first century, and more, don’t miss this VB Live event!

    Registration is free.

    Attend this webinar and learn:
    * How to use martech to digitize offline channels
    * How to integrate traditional marketing efforts into their newer tech-driven marketing stack
    * The importance of combining online and offline marketing
    * How to track offline conversions

    Speakers:
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    More speaker coming soon!

    Sponsored by Cvent
  • The State of Technical Communication: 2019
    The State of Technical Communication: 2019
    Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler Dec 13 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, in The State of Technical Communication 2019 webinar for a review of the troubles, trends, tools, and technologies impacting technical communication teams around the globe.

    Scott will share high-level results from our annual Technical Communication Industry Benchmarking Survey. Attendees will receive a complimentary summary of the survey results.
  • Reimagining the Contact Center with Bots, AI, and the Gig Economy
    Reimagining the Contact Center with Bots, AI, and the Gig Economy
    Rachael Brownell, Moderator, Venturebeat Dec 13 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Bots, artificial intelligence, and messaging — cost-effective, easy-to-implement automation technology —- is gaining a major foothold in customer service organizations, and the impact is palpable. Contact centers are on track to shrink by 50 percent in the next three years as routine tasks are taken over by faster, efficiency-saving bots that can triage requests, boost customer satisfaction, and offer an 8.6 percent increase in profit margin per customer.


    These technologies are also making it easy to tap into the gig economy, which is producing a growing supply of tech-savvy labor for companies that also saves costs. For workers, it means flexible arrangements with low barriers to entry, plus more satisfying employment, now that the grunt work has been eliminated by automation.


    AI and automation is set to level up the workforce, the economy, and your bottom line. For a closer look at the long-term implications of automation, how to invest in the brave new world of work, and more, don’t miss this VB Live event!


    Attend this webinar and learn:


    The workforce implications of customer service bots

    How bots and employees can work side-by-side

    What smart companies are doing to lay the groundwork

    Future of work - what does it look like?


    Speakers:

    Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
    Abinash Tripathy, Co-founder, Helpshift

    More speakers to be announced soon.


    Sponsored by Helpshift
  • Turning Structured Content into 'How To' Videos
    Turning Structured Content into 'How To' Videos
    Wouter Maagdenberg, TXTOmedia Dec 13 2018 9:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Structured content is an ideal starting place for creating and producing rich media in bulk. A new technology created by TXTOmedia transforms this native and localized written documentation into rich media, such as animation, live-action video, and interactive visuals in an automated, fast, and cost-effective way — enabling versioning and respecting existing workflow processes within large organizations.

    TXTOmedia supports XML and Structured Content in multiple languages which is then parsed by and transformed into rich media automatically. This allows you to take existing structured content and create video, slides, visual TOC, Hot Spot Images and Interactive Product Models.
     
    Takeaways:

    –Watch instead of read; visuals and video are preferred above text by most audiences.
    – Rich media creation is no longer a painful manual and disconnected process
    –Technical publications become more vital for sales.

    ABOUT WOUTER MAAGDENBERG

    Wouter Maagdenberg started his career in 1996 with a specialized web agency for the media, music and sports industry in Amsterdam. He focussed on streaming media and continued to develop rich media software. In 2011 he sold his technology company to SDL. Today, Wouter focuses on the auto-creation of video and other rich media content. His company TXTOmedia delivers solutions to transform existing content into rich media such as animations and video for today's screens, AR and VR. 
  • Principles, Not Prescriptions: The Coming of Age of ContentOps
    Principles, Not Prescriptions: The Coming of Age of ContentOps
    Rahel Anne Bailie, Chief Knowledge Officer at Scroll Jan 15 2019 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Content operations, ContentOps for short, has been around for a long time, though the average practitioner would be hard-pressed to define it. Yet to deliver content at scale, organizations must disrupt their overhead-intensive processes. The time is ripe to replace outdated production methods with streamlined operational models.

    Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and his special guest, Rahel Anne Bailie, Chief Knowledge Officer at Scroll UK for this free, one-hour webinar. Come learn why ContentOps is a necessary companion to DevOps and DesignOps, why organizations have been slow to adopt ContentOp, and how to move towards a ContentOps by rejecting prescriptive measures and instead identifying and applying principles.

    ABOUT RAHEL ANNE BAILIE

    Rahel Anne Bailie is Chief Knowledge Officer at Scroll, an STC Fellow, an industry author, and a results-driven content strategist. She has a strong track record of developing successful digital content projects, tackling the complexities of managing content for clients globally. Her strength is diagnostics: calculating how to use content to deliver compelling experiences.
  • Using Global Content Operating Models to Deliver Exceptional Digital Experiences
    Using Global Content Operating Models to Deliver Exceptional Digital Experiences
    Val Swisher - Content Rules, Inc. and Philip Delaney - SDL Jan 17 2019 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Companies need a global content operating model (GCOM) to address the growing complexities of the content supply chain in order to deliver multilingual digital experiences.

    In this session we will walk you through the GCOM and detail how you can optimize your source content to make it global-ready: easier, cheaper and faster to translate, with better translation results.

    We will also discuss the translation and content management technologies that help enable GCOM and why they are necessary, and the phases of GCOM maturity where we see these technologies appear. And finally, the role artificial intelligence (AI) is playing in helping augment these technologies.

    Takeaways from this webinar:

    * Attendees will learn how to make their source content global-ready

    * Understand the technologies used to deliver exceptional multilingual digital experiences

    * See how AI is helping shape the digital landscape