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  • Planning for a DITA Implementation
    Planning for a DITA Implementation
    Stephani Clark, Head of Customer Success Recorded: Mar 19 2019 60 mins
    It’s pretty easy for many organizations to recognize the benefits of moving their content into DITA. However, once you’ve decided to make the move to DITA and selected a tool for authoring and content management, you’ve only gotten past the first hurdle. Now you have a DITA implementation to plan. A well-planned implementation can result in significant savings, in costs, resources, productivity, and stress!

    Join Paul Perrotta, The Technical Communication Wrangler, and his special guest, Stephani Clark, Head of Customer Success at Jorsek LLC, for this free, one-hour webinar. Stephani will outline the major aspects of a DITA implementation and what you should plan for when embarking on a DITA implementation.
     
    In this session, you will learn how to build a timeline, plan, and budget for your implementation, focusing on:

    1) Information architecture
    2) Content strategy
    3) Content conversion
    4) Development of published outputs
    5) Training requirements
    6) Expectation and resource management

    ABOUT STEPHANI CLARK

    Stephani Clark is Head of Customer Success at Jorsek, the makers of easyDITA. She works to train and assist users of easyDITA’s software. Stephani is experienced in planning and overseeing DITA implementations and constantly works to identify ways to improve the customer experience.

    Before she worked for easyDITA, Stephani spent over ten years working in the energy efficiency industry. During that time, she worked in sales management, operations, and project management. Stephani also developed the company’s training program and served as their National Training Administrator.

    Stephani lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and three-year old son. Stephani enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, traveling, and organizing anything and everything.
  • What’s Up, Doc(s)? Bringing the Global Personalization Trend into Documentation
    What’s Up, Doc(s)? Bringing the Global Personalization Trend into Documentation
    Joe Gelb & Lawrence Orin Recorded: Mar 13 2019 58 mins
    Personalized content is all around us. Google search results are personalized. Online shopping sites offer intelligent recommendations to up-sell the customer with products they might want. Banks, travel services, hotels, newspapers, streaming television networks, and social media feeds — everywhere you look, personalization is the way content is delivered today.

    So why is technical documentation still stuck in the Dark Ages, with manuals, chapters, and static text?

    Join Paul Perrotta, the Technical Communication Wrangler, and his special guests, Joe Gelb, Founder and President of Zoomin Software, and Lawrence Orin, Product Evangelist at Zoomin Software for this free, one-hour webinar from The Content Wrangler.

    During the webinar, Joe and Lawrence will explore how we can bring various personalization methodologies in use today into the technical documentation space to offer users recommended and personalized product content. They will also explain how some of the world's fastest growing brands leverage technical product content to improve customer experiences, and ultimately, increase customer satisfaction.
  • From the Open Banking Front Line: Pioneering People & Products
    From the Open Banking Front Line: Pioneering People & Products
    Fractal Labs, Streeva,Yapily, tail and moneyhub Recorded: Mar 11 2019 26 mins
    February's panel of Open Banking Excellence speakers share their stories from the Open Banking front line.

    As early adopters of open banking technology, they have navigated the regulatory and technical terrain to bring to market products that make life easier for banks, businesses and individuals.

    Hear what they have to say about their experiences.

    Please note: There is some minor sound distortion in the first three minutes after which it clears - apologies!
  • 4 Things to Consider with Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Application Delivery
    4 Things to Consider with Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Application Delivery
    Sean Leach, Fastly and Sophia Vargas, Forrester Recorded: Feb 26 2019 18 mins
    Organizations today are facing 4 main challenges when adopting cloud infrastructure and delivering apps in a multi cloud environment.

    Join this webinar with experts from Fastly and Forrester to learn how to:

    - Maximize availability by ensuring sufficient redundancy and failover options
    - Maintain visibility and control to guarantee app performance
    - Optimize performance across a diverse set of resources, locations and workload types
    - Address interoperability and leverage hybrid app components as one dynamic system

    Tune in with Sophia Vargas from Forrester and Sean Leach from Fastly as they discuss the state of cloud adoption, what to consider when delivering apps in a hybrid/multi cloud and the new approaches to cloud app delivery at the edge.
  • Open Banking's first days at school...
    Open Banking's first days at school...
    David Head, Carlos Figueredo, Lindsay Whyte and Helen Child Recorded: Feb 25 2019 37 mins
    Panel of speakers from the January 2019 Open Banking Excellence Meet-London Meet-up: Vocalink, Open Vector & Yapily
  • Build for the future with voice search
    Build for the future with voice search
    Dustin Coates, Voice Search go-to-market lead at Algolia Recorded: Jan 31 2019 29 mins
    Speaking commands into actions isn’t a futuristic fantasy anymore - it’s the present. Voice as a user interface has arrived and it can elevate the search and discovery experience.

    Join Dustin Coates, Voice Search Go-to-Market Lead, to learn how voice search and its capacity to transform everyday, conversational speech into functional, relevant responses can redefine the way you interact with the world.

    In this session we will cover:

    Why your business should implement voice search
    - Where voice search is useful
    - What good voice search UX looks like
    - How relevancy differs between voice search and typed search
  • Get and keep customers with killer AI-driven UX design
    Get and keep customers with killer AI-driven UX design
    VentureBeat Recorded: Jan 29 2019 61 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 about:
    * 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:
    * Steph Hay, VP, Conversational AI Design & Integrated Experiences, Capital One
    * David Parmenter, Director of Engineering & Data, Adobe Document Cloud
  • 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 Recorded: Jan 17 2019 49 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
  • 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 Recorded: Jan 15 2019 61 mins
    Content operations, ContentOps for short, has been around for a long time, though the average content professional would be hard-pressed to define it. ContentOps means having a system for content production, day in and day out, that allows us to deliver content at scale. Processes that include copy-and-paste have limited capacity, and it's time for organizations to change their processes that have lots of administrative overhead. It's time 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 works nicely with DevOps, which helps software developers uses established processes to create and manage code efficiently, and DesignOps, which helps designers use established processes to create and manage aspects of design more efficiently. We'll talk about why organizations have been slow to adopt ContentOps, and how to move toward using content processes to be able to develop and manage great content efficiently and effectively.

    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.
  • Turning Structured Content into 'How To' Videos
    Turning Structured Content into 'How To' Videos
    Wouter Maagdenberg, TXTOmedia Recorded: Dec 13 2018 47 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. 
  • The State of Technical Communication: 2019
    The State of Technical Communication: 2019
    Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler Recorded: Dec 13 2018 57 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
    Reimagining the Contact Center with Bots & AI
    Abinash Tripathy, Co-founder, Helpshift Recorded: Dec 13 2018 62 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:

    * Abinash Tripathy, Co-founder, Helpshift
    * Peter Ryan, Principal Analyst, Ryan Strategic Advisory
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
    * Dilan Yuksel Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Helpshift
  • Bridging the online and offline marketing gap
    Bridging the online and offline marketing gap
    Mark Coffey, SVP of Strategic Partnerships, GasBuddy Recorded: Dec 12 2018 57 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:
    * Evan Jones, CMO, Fender
    * Mark Coffey, SVP of Strategic Partnerships, GasBuddy
    * Myllisa Patterson, Senior Director, Event Cloud Marketing, Cvent
    * Shannon Ryan, Head of Marketing, CI&T
    * Dilan Yuksel, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Cvent
  • Consumers trust influencers more than they trust you
    Consumers trust influencers more than they trust you
    Amanda Brown, Senior Manager Digital Marketing, TGI Fridays Recorded: Dec 5 2018 61 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:
    * Mae Karwowski, Founder and CEO, Obviously
    * Amanda Brown, Senior Manager Digital Marketing, TGI Fridays
    * Taimoor Dar, Head of Community, Yummly
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Obviously
  • A Walk in The Clouds: The Modern Customer Experience
    A Walk in The Clouds: The Modern Customer Experience
    Jacqueline Touma, Sandy Mathis, Amy Protexter, Razia Richter Recorded: Dec 4 2018 60 mins
    The customer expects fast, personal and engaging experiences, integrated and aligned across touch points in real time.

    The Cloud brings along a paradigm shift in the way customers interact with the businesses and what businesses must be prepared for. Understand what the Modern Customer Experience is and how content and customer analytics are keys to success.

    Organizations need to have the right tools to capture feedback and provide needed content at each point in the life cycle.

    Learn more from our Panel of experts as they share their experiences, best practices, and lessons from leading Companies.
  • 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 Recorded: Dec 4 2018 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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).
  • Are We Prepared to Achieve Digital Transformation?
    Are We Prepared to Achieve Digital Transformation?
    Liz Miller - CMO Council, Patrick Quinlan - Convercent, Gene Holmquist - Insight, Alvin Lu - HashiCorp Mar 28 2019 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Digital transformation is, for most executives and organizations, top of mind as we look to shift our people, processes and platforms to a more connected, efficient and effective ecosystem. For many brands, the reality is that transformation has not come at the behest of an internal quest for innovation but rather to keep up with a connected customer making new choices based on experiences and value delivery.

    But the quest for transformation has been rife with buzzwords, failed promises and more than a few platform investments that have only partially yielded results. Teams continue to be hampered by fractured operations and limited access to customer intelligence, and there is growing frustration that transformation initiatives may prove to be never-ending with no real payoff in sight.

    The call to action for business leaders focused on growth is to shake off the missteps of past transformation programs and embrace new strategies that empower employees to act. This also means entrusting teams with intelligence and insight into the customer, and better connect and align teams and partners across the customer engagement lifecycle, in order to deploy truly relevant and meaningful experiences. These experiences, according to today’s customer, must be personalized, relevant and must not violate the customer’s trust that the data they have provided the brands they love has not been misused or mismanaged.
  • Panel Discussion: 3 Game-Changing Innovation Models in Financial Services Today
    Panel Discussion: 3 Game-Changing Innovation Models in Financial Services Today
    Pat Patel, Money20/20 | Drew Graham, Standard Chartered Bank | Megan Caywood, Starling Bank Apr 4 2019 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Innovation has quickly become an overused and distorted word. At Money20/20 Europe expect to cut through the hype, explore what measurements we can use to benchmark innovation and get to the heart of sustainable and commercial step change. A key question which has moved back up the C-Level agenda of established; banks, tech companies and payments companies is:

    "How can incumbents deliver meaningful game-changing innovation?"

    There are three options available for incumbents, and at Money20/20 Europe we’ll be developing deeper into each one:

    1. Can organisations transform their cultures to execute true innovation internally within their organisations? (cultural transformation)

    2. Perhaps tech transformation is the way forward, partnering or acquisitions to do so?

    3. Or do they need to achieve business model transformation by building something entirely new outside of the organisation?


    These options are being heavily debated in boardrooms throughout Europe, with a number of high profile banks recently announcing plans to build brand new subsidiaries. Some of the traditional banks, payments and tech companies are pursuing a few or all of the options while others are sitting on the fence. Which is most effective and why? What are the dynamics at play that determine success for different types of companies? Hear from the leading companies in our industry as they share their incisive insight on the successes but also the failures and the lessons learned.

    Panellists
    Drew Graham, Director, Fintech Strategy & Engagement, Standard Chartered Bank
    Megan Caywood, Chief Platform Officer, Starling Bank,

    Hosted by Pat Patel, Content Director - Europe + Asia, Money20/20
  • Streamlining Your Release Notes Process
    Streamlining Your Release Notes Process
    Jarod Sickler Apr 9 2019 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Release notes are a crucial part of customer communication for product companies. It seems too many organizations either do the bare minimum and hope no one notices, or simply accept an inefficient and expensive process. At Jorsek LLC, makers of easyDITA, they’ve been working on their release notes process for easyDITA and they have made some big improvements.

    Join Paul Perrotta, The Technical Communication Wrangler, and his special guest, Jarod Sickler, Customer Success Manager for Jorsek LLC, for this free, one-hour webinar. Jarod will take you through Jorsek’s process, tools, and results for the creation and production process for release notes.

    ABOUT JAROD SICKLER:

    Jarod Sickler is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Rochester and an Information Developer at Jorsek LLC, makers of easyDITA. Most of Jarod’s time is revolves around developing clear, precise, and concise content and arguments. Any remaining time, Jarod spends in the outdoors, with his family, climbing rocks and ice.