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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
  • Can your data infrastructure support AI marketing?
    Can your data infrastructure support AI marketing? Rolf Schromgens, CEO, Trivago Recorded: Aug 9 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
  • Turn on, Tune in, Drop Knowledge: Build Your Brand via Podcasting
    Turn on, Tune in, Drop Knowledge: Build Your Brand via Podcasting Kent Lewis, President, Anvil Media Recorded: Aug 7 2018 59 mins
    While podcasting was invented in 2004, it wasn’t made popular until Adam Curry of MTV fame brought it to the mainstream over a decade ago. Since then, the platform has grown in popularity, both in terms of listeners and resulting advertising dollars.

    Now that podcasting is back in favor, thanks to investments by media companies ranging from NPR and WCNY Studios to New York Times and Wondery, brands are following suit. This presentation will outline essential strategies and tactics for creating, producing, syndicating, marketing and measuring branded podcasts.

    Key takeaways:
    - The benefits of podcasting
    - Required hardware and software
    - Best practices for creating a winning podcast
    - How to market your podcast effectively

    Kent Lewis is President of Anvil Media Inc., an award-winning digital marketing agency founded in 2000. Since 1999, he’s founded or co-founded four agencies and two professional associations (SEMpdx & pdxMindShare). Lewis has been an adjunct professor at Portland State University since 2000, where he currently teaches search engine marketing. Lewis was a recipient of Portland Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40 Award and named Marketer of the Year by American Marketing Association Oregon.
  • Verto Audience Spotlight: Shopaholics
    Verto Audience Spotlight: Shopaholics Jared Laird, Senior Data Analyst, Verto Analytics Recorded: Jul 26 2018 20 mins
    Our new series, Audience Spotlight, provides a cross-device, consumer-centric view on a specific audience, with a deep dive into user demographics and rich behavioral metrics on an audience segment. This month, we focus on a high-value audience - Shopaholics, users who comprise the top 20% of all U.S adults who access an online shopping property. Which screens, brands, and services attract these online shopping superusers?

    In this 30 minute webinar, we’ll also dig into key insights on Shopaholics including:

    - How do gender and household income distribution of Shopaholics stack up against the U.S. adult online population?
    - Which devices and apps are Shopaholics using and when?
    - Beyond Amazon, eBay, and Walmart, where else do Shopaholics spend their time?
  • Man Versus Machine for Editing Content
    Man Versus Machine for Editing Content Val Swisher Recorded: Jul 26 2018 54 mins
    With the continued development of natural language processing (NLP), there are more software applications, doing more types of editing, than ever before. We will cover how an NLP works, editing tasks best done by a machine, and instances where only a trained human editor will really get the job done.

    In this talk, learn more about:

    * What is a natural language processor and how does it work?

    * What types of editing are done best by an NLP?

    * What types of editing are best saved for people?

    * How to use both machine editing and human editing to your best advantage
  • How AI is changing the customer retention game
    How AI is changing the customer retention game Kara Dake, VP Growth & Partnerships, Clevertap Recorded: Jul 11 2018 61 mins
    Your users are like fine wine or good cheese: They get better over time. Which is why user retention is essential. With a steady retention rate your revenue just compounds over time. And increasing retention by just 10 percent will boost your business value by more than 30 percent.

    That’s where artificial intelligence comes in. AI marketing tools let you anticipate customer needs, create personalized campaigns that make them feel seen and heard, lock on to essential customer purchasing patterns, deliver highly relevant messaging, marketing, and offers when and where they want to see them, and more. And with the volume of customer data you have at your fingertips, you can identify what characteristics make up high-value customers, so you know exactly where to put your focus.

    Learn how tapping into your oil well of data and harnessing it via marketing automation platforms powered by AI and machine learning can strengthen your bottom line when you join this VB Live event!

    In this webinar you'll learn:

    * Key engagement strategies using AI
    * How to use AI to strengthen campaigns (including creative, messaging, segmentation and personalization)
    * The role of time-based triggering in automation and monetization
    * The evolving trends in marketing automation and omnichannel marketing

    Speakers:
    * Kara Dake, VP Growth & Partnerships, Clevertap
    * Aditi Mohanty, Digital Marketing Manager, Vodafone
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Clevertap
  • How AI is transforming retail customer acquisition strategies
    How AI is transforming retail customer acquisition strategies Rob Roy, Chief Digital Officer, Sprint Recorded: Jun 28 2018 61 mins
    AI is rapidly reshaping how retailers reach and engage customers across channels and in real time. And because your success in retail is so deeply interconnected with customer experience, from browsing to decision, purchase to post-purchase pleasure, AI is increasingly going from nice-to-have to necessity for higher sales and bigger bottom lines.

    With billions of customer behavior data points, transactional histories in the trillions of dollars, and pinpoint segmenting, AI turns hazy ROI best-guess calculations into data-driven predictions. It helps you uncover new customers, and adds science to the art of targeting your audience.

    Learn more about how retail organizations can use AI to find and evaluate customers, seize tailored opportunities along your customer’s journey, offer hyper-personalized recommendations and more, when you join this VB Live event!

    Register now for free!

    Attend this webinar and learn:
    * How AI helps retailers curate content, offers, and experiences to revolutionize customer acquisition and engagement.
    * How companies can leverage AI to uncover new markets
    * The role of AI in data-powered email marketing (e.g. empowered segmentation), voice and visual search
    * The future of AI in retail: What's next?

    Speakers:
    * Rob Roy, Chief Digital Officer, Sprint
    * Eugene Feygin, SEO Manager, SearsPartsDirect.com
    * Jaimy Szymanski, Industry Analyst & Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Drift
  • The Future of Content: The Content Professional’s Primer to AI & Chatbots
    The Future of Content: The Content Professional’s Primer to AI & Chatbots Val Swisher Recorded: Jun 28 2018 60 mins
    Join subject matter expert, Val Swisher, for a highly illuminating and thought-provoking exploration into artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential impact on the future of content.

    In this talk, learn more about:

    * How, at its heart, AI is a sophisticated natural language processor.

    * The synergy between content management/taxonomies and training AI natural linguistic patterning.

    * How content management is critical to AI effectiveness in data mining dark content and determining future applications such as virtual agents and chatbots.
  • Verto Audience Spotlight: Social Media Savvy Millennials
    Verto Audience Spotlight: Social Media Savvy Millennials Aaron Schwartz, Senior Data Analyst / Verto Analytics Inc. Recorded: Jun 26 2018 30 mins
    Our new series, Audience Spotlight, provides a cross-device, consumer-centric view on a specific audience, with a deep dive into user demographics and rich behavioral metrics on an audience segment. This month we focus on a high-value audience - Social Media Savvy Millennials, users between the ages of 18-35 who comprise the top 20% of all digital consumers based on the amount of time they spend on social media apps and sites. Attend the webinar and learn which screens, brands, and services attract these social media superusers.

    In this 30 minute webinar, we’ll also dig into some of the most actionable data, including:

    - How do the gender and household income distribution of Millennials stack up against the U.S. adult online population?
    - Which devices and apps are Social Media Savvy Millennials using and when?
    - Beyond Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat, where else do Social Media Savvy Millennials spend their time?
  • Merging Robotics, Documents and Process to Digitally Transform Business
    Merging Robotics, Documents and Process to Digitally Transform Business Sheryl Kingstone of 451 Research and Ryan Bazler of Kofax Recorded: Jun 20 2018 57 mins
    70% of organizations are in the midst of plans to digitally transform the way they conduct business for more process efficiency, reduced cost, optimized customer experience and competitive advantage. Experiences not price or products will be the battleground of the future. But where to begin? Robotic Process Automation promises to automate repetitive, manual tasks normally done by humans. Cognitive Document Automation provides related benefits, but for documents and emails – typically a challenge for RPA. Together, RPA and document automation deliver the one-two punch that organizations need to succeed in their digital transformation initiatives. Join us to understand how RPA and document automation work together to automatically and efficiently acquire, understand and deliver content in critical business processes.

    Don’t miss this webinar where we will discuss:
    •The state of Leaders and Laggards of Digital Transformation
    •Business benefits of RPA and Cognitive Document Automation
    •Applying software platforms for common use cases

    Register today!
  • Unraveling the confusing world of IoT economics
    Unraveling the confusing world of IoT economics Owen Rogers, Research Director - Digital Economics Unit, and Christian Renaud, Research Director - Internet of Things Recorded: Jun 13 2018 52 mins
    Organizations that use cloud services to handle the Internet of Things often employ one of the three largest hyperscale providers — Microsoft, Google or AWS. In this webinar, we reveal the results of an extensive study, using machine-learning methods, to identify what factors drive the cloud-related costs of Internet of Things deployments, and in what scenarios each cloud provider has a cost advantage.
  • LIVE DEMO - Securing your Open Banking API implementation
    LIVE DEMO - Securing your Open Banking API implementation Isabelle Mauny, CTO & Co-Founder, 42Crunch Recorded: Jun 7 2018 62 mins
    .During this practical webinar, you will learn:
        
    1. Why TLS and OAuth2 are not enough to secure your APIs
    API Security has a much wider spectrum and even if you are using OAuth today, you may not use it in a way that is adapted to the risk taken when exposing Open banking APIs. What about API attacks protection ? PKCE ? Message confidentiality and integrity ? 

    2. Why API security must be declared and not coded
    Developers should not have to master security standards such as OAuth and OpenID Connect and try to implement them properly into their APIs. Instead, they should rely on proven, reliable policies approved by the bank’s security team and simply apply those policies on top of their APIs.

    3. How declarative security helps with consistency and automation
    42Crunch's innovative tagging mechanisms can be used by developers to express security constraints on top of their Open API definitions (aka Swagger). Those tags are translated automatically, either via the UI or in the CI/CD pipeline into policies which are applied on APIs requests/responses, making it possible to apply security as early as possible in the API lifecycle and find security vulnerabilities early.

    4. How to enforce security in a scalable way using micro-firewalls
    We will show how to deploy the 42Crunch API Firewall at run-time whether on premises, in the Cloud or in a hybrid environment and how to monitor the system through real-time security dashboards.
  • AI-powered location: A step closer to the future?
    AI-powered location: A step closer to the future? Peter Frans Pauwels, Co-founder, TomTom Recorded: Jun 5 2018 61 mins
    By leveraging the power of the cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, mapping devices are getting smarter over time, recognizing patterns and farming insight from contextualized data. And that means smart cities and data-based Location of Things navigation is becoming a reality.

    Cities can analyze and improve congested traffic. Freight companies with connected trucks can better manage logistics, optimize fleets, and track customer engagement. And cars will learn to make split-second decisions on our behalf, making the call on turning left or hitting the breaks when it recognizes a pedestrian is in the crosswalk.

    To find out more about how cloud-based, AI-powered location technology is creating the highly accurate and always up-to-date maps that can revolutionize everything from autonomous cars to connected cities, don’t miss this VB Live event!

    In this webinar you'll learn:

    * How to leverage the power of the cloud, AI, and machine learning across devices by contextualizing location data in real time
    * Understand the role of location-based data mapping in the "Location of Things"
    * The application of data-enriched mapping to industries like retail and automotive
    * How "Location of Things" powered by geographical data can be used to connect autonomous driving, smart mobility, and smarter cities

    Speakers:
    * Chris Pendleton, Principal PM, Azure Maps
    * Peter Frans Pauwels, Co-founder, TomTom
    * Jennifer Belissent, Principal Analyst, Forrester
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by TomTom
  • Holy Trifecta of Global Content Success
    Holy Trifecta of Global Content Success Val Swisher Recorded: May 30 2018 52 mins
    Technical communication professionals revolutionized the publishing world with the introduction of structured writing and intelligent content. By adopting innovative methods, approaches, and content standards, we were able to craft and deliver content to multiple channels quickly, often with reduced effort and cost. And, we’re not done yet.

    When technical content is required for global audiences, intelligent content alone is not enough to tackle the obstacles multilingual content introduces. Combining structured intelligent technical content, terminology management, and translation memory together can solve these challenges. We call this the Holy Trifecta of Intelligent Technical Content. When all three of these are leveraged together, we can produce consistent content that is on-brand, on-message, and easy to read in every language.

    In this session, attendees will learn:

    * A clear description of intelligent content, terminology management, and translation memory

    * An understanding of how they are interrelated and why they are important to technical communication projects

    * A game plan for coordinating all three in order to create intelligent content that works, all the time, on any device, in any language
  • Can AI and chatbots really transform customer support?
    Can AI and chatbots really transform customer support? Stanley Yung, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Western Union Recorded: May 30 2018 61 mins
    The most accessible way to leverage the explosion in artificial intelligence is chatbots. Big brands like Western Union have implemented them to streamline customer service and increase positive engagement. The Booking.com chatbot resolves half of the company's thousands of daily customer support questions in five minutes or less.

    Chatbots are changing the way companies and customers interact, as consumers grow more and more comfortable with messaging -- look at the two billion-plus conversations consumers have with companies via Facebook messenger every month.

    Find out how to create a powerful, engaging human-to-AI agent experience that customers expect -- as well as implement the seamless handoff to a human customer service agent when the issue turns out to be complex, with this VB Live event. You’ll dive right into the chatbot phenomenon, and leave with actionable ideas on implementing AI-powered customer support.

    Attend this webinar to learn:
    * The real truth about AI and customer service
    * How big brands are using AI and chatbots to resolve customer issues more quickly and effectively
    * How bots and humans can work together to optimize customer support
    * How to assess whether your organization is bot-ready

    Speakers:
    * Stanley Yung, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Western Union
    * Jaime Gilliam-Swartz, Senior Director, Voice of the Customer and Shared Services, Lyft
    * Jessica Groopman, Industry Analyst & Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Chatkit
  • Verto Audience Spotlight: Mobile Gamers
    Verto Audience Spotlight: Mobile Gamers Karmen Dykstra, Senior Analyst, Verto Analytics, Mary Sheehan, Head of Product Marketing, Verto Analytics Recorded: May 29 2018 26 mins
    Our new series, Audience Spotlight, provide a cross-device, consumer-centric view on a specific audience, with a deep dive into user demographics and rich behavioral metrics on an audience segment. This month, we focus on a high value audience - heavy users of games on PCs, tablets, and smartphones, whom we refer to as Heavy Gamers. Learn the ins and outs of this demographic and how Verto data can be used to gain a deeper understanding of your audience.

    In this 30 minute webinar, we’ll dig in to some of the most actionable data, including:

    Who are heavy gamers, which devices do they use, and what does a day in their digital life look like?
    The stickiest and top-ranking games and apps among this audience segment.
    What other types of digital content heavy gamers spend their time on.
  • How AI is Changing Marketing
    How AI is Changing Marketing Gil Allouche, CEO, Metadata.io Recorded: May 17 2018 43 mins
    In this webinar, Metadata.io CEO Gil Allouche will talk about the different ways AI is being used by marketers. From analyzing data to orchestrating new marketing campaigns, AI is powering marketing activities in new and exciting ways and affecting interactions throughout the entire customer lifecycle. As an example of how AI can have a tremendous impact on marketing practices, Gil will focus on its role in lead generation. Webinar attendees will learn:

    - What Machine Learning is in relation to AI and how it connects your data to find patterns
    - Examples of how machine learning can identify target audiences, including the 20 percent that creates 80 percent of your revenue
    - How AI technology can help marketers prioritize their budgets to focus on the most effective programs
    - Starting with small, iterative uses of AI in marketing can be the most effective way to understand what will yield the most ROI

    Gil Allouche founded Metadata.io to make demand generation easy for non-technical marketers. The Metadata.io platform and AI Operator evolved from Gil's experiences hacking various marketing and CRM systems to get the solutions he needed.
  • Challenges Facing Companies Creating Conversational Content
    Challenges Facing Companies Creating Conversational Content Scott Abel, Bill Rogers, Lauren Golembiewski, and Jim Compton Sep 25 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 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.
  • 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 Sep 27 2018 6:00 pm UTC 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
  • Can your data infrastructure support AI marketing?
    Can your data infrastructure support AI marketing? Rolf Schromgens, CEO, Trivago Oct 3 2018 3:00 pm UTC 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
  • Location data: The secret to really knowing your customer
    Location data: The secret to really knowing your customer David Bairstow, SVP Product Management, Skyhook Oct 3 2018 5:00 pm UTC 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
  • How to Engage Buyers & Sellers in Your Digital Marketplace
    How to Engage Buyers & Sellers in Your Digital Marketplace Jeff Nolan and Sigrid Zeuthen Oct 3 2018 6:00 pm UTC 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
  • 5 must-have AI readiness strategies for business
    5 must-have AI readiness strategies for business Jessica Groopman, Industry analyst and founding partner, Kaleido Insights Oct 4 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 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:
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
    * Jessica Groopman, Industry analyst and founding partner of Kaleido Insights
    * Nathan Decker, Director of eCommerce, evo
  • How to Empower Yourself to Empower Others
    How to Empower Yourself to Empower Others Sheree Atcheson, Board-Appointed Global Ambassador, Women Who Code Oct 10 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 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 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 Oct 17 2018 6:00 pm UTC 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
  • 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 Oct 30 2018 7:00 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!