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  • Finding Talent in the Rapidly Changing Landscape of Virtual Reality
    Finding Talent in the Rapidly Changing Landscape of Virtual Reality Joe Radak, Course Developer at Udacity & Co-Founder of Eerie Bear Games Recorded: Apr 27 2017 22 mins
    In today's rapidly changing landscape of Virtual Reality, it can be difficult to stay on top of the plethora of technologies and use-cases for this emerging market. Joseph Radak, Course Developer at Udacity and Co-Founder of Eerie Bear Games, will share his insights on how to stay relevant in the world of VR and keep up with consumer demand - not just in gaming, but in other industries like mobile, technology, media, healthcare and more. Joseph will share trends on VR consumption, up-skilling your existing workforce for VR, and finding the right talent that will help your company excel in the rapidly changing landscape of VR.
  • The Connected Marketer | What It Is and Why You Must Become One
    The Connected Marketer | What It Is and Why You Must Become One Michael Becker Co-founder, mCordis, Inc. & The Connected Marketer & Alison Murdock, SVP Marketing, Verto Analytics Recorded: Apr 27 2017 30 mins
    Status Quo Marketers hold on to a bygone era of advertising by flooding the market with cross-channel promotions and messaging in the hopes of grabbing an individual’s attention. They struggle to absorb, and maybe, ignore critical facts about how consumer behavior has changed. Connected Marketers, on the other hand, understand that grabbing a person's attention involves a value exchange. These marketers use insights and data to learn when and where to reach the individual and how to meet her needs, on her terms.

    In this live Q&A, we’ll discuss what it means to be a Connected Marketer and why it’s critical to make that shift now. We’ll explore:

    - Attributes of the Connected Individual and the Connected Marketer
    - How marketers use data and insights to engage with consumers
    - Shining examples of companies who embrace connected marketing
    - How to make the shift now
  • Design as Strategy: Thoughts on User Experience and Virtual Reality
    Design as Strategy: Thoughts on User Experience and Virtual Reality David Mullett, VR Thought Leader Recorded: Apr 27 2017 49 mins
    As the digital experience proliferates in everyday life and we begin to migrate into the new virtual reality medium, how do we create the most human and organic digital experience?

    Moving forward, digital devices not only grow smaller and closer to the body, but daily use time explodes. The challenge is using design strategies around user experience to mitigate consumer pain points to allow for seamless immersion in your experience or VR product.

    We will talk about how about how design must be incorporated as a process and strategy in VR builds for success.
  • [Live Panel] How to Put the Human First When Creating for Virtual Reality
    [Live Panel] How to Put the Human First When Creating for Virtual Reality Amandine Flachs, Realities Centre; Tom Evans, Trojan VR; Komal Sable, Tengio & Doug North Cook, Decoder Recorded: Apr 27 2017 60 mins
    Join us April 27th for a panel discussion on how to put the human first while creating for Virtual Reality. Part of the VR/AR BrightTALK Summit, our panelists will exchange on how to take user and audience in consideration during the Virtual Reality creation process.

    As Virtual Reality is getting more and more exposure, it is time to highlight the right practices of designing a Virtual Reality project and see what we can do to put the human first.

    - Do Virtual Reality creators consider the audience they address before/while developing their projects? Why is this crucial? How and when to do so?

    - Are we more careful today to offer more accessible VR experiences than a year ago?

    - How is this evolving? Do studios and creators tend to integrate more the human in the creation process?

    The panel will be led by Amandine Flachs, Events and Communication manager at the Realities Centre. She will be joined by a variety of Virtual Reality leaders, including creators, game developers, agency and B/B professionals.

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    Panelists:

    - Amandine Flachs, Events & Comms Manager, Realities Centre

    - Tom Evans - CEO and co-founder at Trojan VR

    - Komal Sable - COO at Tengio

    - Doug North Cook - Creative director and co-founder at Decoder.
  • Virtual Reality Therapy for Pain and Anxiety during Procedures
    Virtual Reality Therapy for Pain and Anxiety during Procedures Brandon Birckhead is a physician who founded Immergence Technologies, LLC Recorded: Apr 26 2017 33 mins
    Webinar synopsis
    -Summarize the Studies on Non-immersive Virtual Reality Therapy
    -Summarize the Studies on Immersive Virtual Reality Therapy
    -Discuss Current uses of Technology
    -Discuss the Future of the Field
    -Q & A

    Brandon Birckhead is a physician who founded Immergence Technologies, LLC, a company to help dentists use virtual reality in their practice and collaborate with developers to create tailored content. He is also the coordinator of the VRARA Digital Health Committee. Current research focus has been on exploring the immersive effect of different VR applications. He graduated from Mayo Clinic Medical School in 2016.
  • Making Augmented, Mixed & Virtual Reality a Profitable Endeavor
    Making Augmented, Mixed & Virtual Reality a Profitable Endeavor Jay Samit, Disruptor, Author (Disrupt You!), Speaker, Serial Entrepreneur & Professor Recorded: Apr 26 2017 46 mins
    Augmented, mixed, and virtual reality compose a spectrum for next-gen computing that is disrupting or accelerating the business objectives of companies across almost every industry. With an ever growing number of pilots and available solutions, it is imperative that businesses develop a strategy of where to play and how to win, while avoiding technology for technology’s sake, in order to create new value.

    Jiten Dajee is a subject matter expert on digital reality technology spanning the entire value chain of augmented, mixed, and virtual reality. Jiten has been involved with Digital Reality technology since his first joint-venture in healthcare wearables in 2011. He joined Deloitte Consulting Innovation to lead the rapid commercialization of digital reality across industrial and commercial sectors. He brings an end-to-end understanding of how optics, networks, semiconductors, platforms, products, and will interact in the next-gen computing medium. Jiten specializes in market intelligence, technology adoption, solution integration, and strategic growth planning of digital reality in enterprise.
  • VR/AR For Enterprise: Building a Practical Roadmap for Success
    VR/AR For Enterprise: Building a Practical Roadmap for Success Amy Peck, Founder, endeavorVR Recorded: Apr 26 2017 31 mins
    While many companies and institutions understand the need to investigate AR and VR, the path to success is a long one. Often, there are several teams at a single company looking at ways to leverage this technology, for internal processes as well as customer- and consumer-facing solutions.
    This panel will explore ways to effectively bring this vision to fruition:
    • Identifying the right use cases
    • Getting internal buy-in and budget
    • Finding development resources
    • Rolling out new AR/VR processes and products
  • Why AR/VR Will Disrupt Productivity and Collaboration in the Enterprise
    Why AR/VR Will Disrupt Productivity and Collaboration in the Enterprise John Nall, CEO, Appzion Recorded: Apr 26 2017 60 mins
    Enterprise is the best starting or entry point for AR and VR because the pain points are high, the dollars are there to make a strong ROI case for use, and the wearable form factor is much less of an issue. AR and VR technologies will be instrumental in closing the skill gap that is responsible for the shortage of skilled manufacturing workers. We are optimistic that industrial productivity will grow and that this will ultimately translate into higher wages because AR and VR will allow more workers to do high-skill jobs, and improve their performance.
  • [Live Panel] Augmented Reality in Business: Potential and Challenges
    [Live Panel] Augmented Reality in Business: Potential and Challenges Josh Downs, BrightTALK (moderator); Alice Bonasio, Tech Consultant; Max Dawes, Zappar & Mickael Jordan, Augment Recorded: Apr 26 2017 62 mins
    Augmented Reality in Business: Assessing the Potential

    This live panel will set the scene for augmented reality (AR) in business; what are the use cases? Who's beginning to adopt the technology? Where are we seeing success? The panel of experts will then discuss areas of growth and the challenges that lie ahead.

    The panelists will try to break through the surrounding hype and discuss in detail the true potential and challenges for AR when business look towards adoption.

    Featuring an industry-leading selection of Augmented reality experts:

    - Josh Downs, Community Manager, BrightTALK (Moderator)

    - Alice Bonasio, Technology Author and Journalist

    - Max Dawes, Partnerships & Marketing Director, Zappar

    - Mickael Jordan, Co-Founder & COO, Augment

    For more information on Alice Bonasio please visit:

    http://alicebonasio.com/vr-consultancy/
  • Using 3D, Virtual Reality and Social Virtual Worlds for Data Visualisation
    Using 3D, Virtual Reality and Social Virtual Worlds for Data Visualisation David Burden - CEO, Daden Limited, An Immersive Learning and Visualisation Company Recorded: Apr 26 2017 44 mins
    This presentation will look at the new opportunities being opened up for the visualisation of data within both personal and collaborative 3D spaces, delivered to mobile, browser, desktop, virtual reality and social virtual world/social virtual reality environments. The pros and cons of both 3D and VR environments for the creation and sharing of data visualisations will be considered, tools which let you do dataviz in 3D and VR today presented, and future development pathways discussed.
  • VR/AR: Live Holographic Streaming
    VR/AR: Live Holographic Streaming Ieva Stelingyte, Co-Founder, Experimental Foundation Recorded: Apr 26 2017 36 mins
    The newest VR Intelligence survey clearly shows that the lack of engaging content is holding the industry back. On the other hand content creators need better distribution of VR/AR headsets. In comparison we can ask ourselves: 'how much would I pay and what kind of mobile phone would I buy if it would not allow me to have video calls or take pictures and share them live on my social networks'?

    EF EVE™ is a live holographic streaming engine which is changing the industry by bringing real time 3D VR/AR experiences. Just imagine putting on your VR/AR glasses and in a split second traveling miles to visit your friend in New York or standing next to Ed Sheeran during his performance in Brazil.

    Lets have a live demo of EF EVE™, and discuss the future of live 3D events for VR/AR.
  • Developing your VR/AR Content Strategy: Techniques, Challenges, and Insights
    Developing your VR/AR Content Strategy: Techniques, Challenges, and Insights Brian Herrera, CEO, Vidi VR Recorded: Apr 25 2017 61 mins
    The new age of immersive digital media is just beginning. As we start to transition from flat 2D displays of the smartphone to the immersive 3D displays of VR/AR, brands have new opportunities to leverage the power of this new medium to better tell their stories and connect with their audience.

    Join this webcast with Brian Herrera, CEO of Vidi VR, a 3D VR video sharing platform, as he draws from his acute knowledge of the evolving VR media space to cover:

    - The current state of the VR/AR industry
    - VR/AR content Spectrum
    - Choosing the right VR/AR content strategy for your brand
    - Predictions for the future of mixed media
  • Engaging Content Creation That Drives User Engagement
    Engaging Content Creation That Drives User Engagement George Egbuonu, Founder of VR eCards Recorded: Apr 25 2017 34 mins
    Content Creation & Production that drives User Engagement because you Experience the Content.

    George Egbuonu is the founder of VR eCards a VR platform and content creation tool that allows you to personalize and share a virtual reality experience instantly in the form of a VR eCard. He is a technology entrepreneur and product centric visionary with both a mechanical engineering and MBA degrees. He is also a bestselling Author and a movie producer.
  • Beyond 2FA: The Smart Way to Manage Cloud Access
    Beyond 2FA: The Smart Way to Manage Cloud Access Mor Ahuvia, Authentication Product Marketing at Gemalto May 9 2017 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Cloud apps are being pulled into the enterprise hand-over-fist, with 93% of organizations using cloud-based IT services. But the efficiencies and convenience offered by cloud apps come at a price. While organizations have long been applying two-factor authentication to their network, VPN and email portals, they have failed to extend that same level of security to cloud-based applications, such as Office 365, AWS and Salesforce.

    But the need for stronger cloud access security is only part of the story. Businesses looking to scale and increase their cloud adoption find there are other issues to contend with. Visibility into cloud access events and regulatory compliance become challenging to maintain. Helpdesk staff are burdened with password resets, and the most important link in the chain—users—are plagued with password fatigue.

    This webinar explains:
    •Challenges to greater cloud adoption in the enterprise
    •What cloud access management is
    •How strong authentication complements access management
    •Why cloud access management is critical to an organization’s cloud adoption strategy
  • Mobile commerce + AI: Not just a nice-to-have
    Mobile commerce + AI: Not just a nice-to-have Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat May 9 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    AI ain't a maybe anymore. New payments and mobile commerce conversion strategies are erupting, all in the wake of the impact that AI and bots are having. More than 2.5 billion people worldwide use instant messaging services, and you need to be where your customers are – it's where AI and commerce meet.

    Indeed, messaging platforms are revving up to let businesses dive face-first into the buffet of expanded commerce opportunities, letting businesses leverage customized communications like receipts, shipping notifications, and even direct conversations with customer service.

    In this interactive VB Live event, we'll dive deep into the latest Bot Insight consumer study to show you why you need to get on board, and take you on a deep dive into how to take a running start, with full C-suite support.

    Don't miss out!

    In this webinar you'll:
    * Dive into the current AI landscape, from free tools to enterprise-class options
    * Learn how conversational UI and AI will transform your mobile commerce
    * Understand which new platforms are right for your own commerce strategy
    * Get the key points to convince your CEO and CFO to put these master class tools in your hands

    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Jonathan Jarvis, CEO, Token
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Real World Deployments of the oneM2M Standard
    Real World Deployments of the oneM2M Standard Ken Figueredo, Sookhun Jeon, JaeSeung Song, David Wollman May 10 2017 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    As a partner in the oneM2M global IoT standards development Partnership, TIA supports its deployment around the world. oneM2M is designed as an architecture and standards platform for IoT deployments in many industry sectors including Smart Cities, Industrial Automation, Home Automation and eHealth and Telemedicine, among others.

    Now in its second published release, it is being deployed in a number of projects.

    Now in its second published release, it is being tested for resilience as an IoT standard in a number of projects. This webcast will focus on:

    • 3 projects such as Korean Smart Cities(Busan, Ilsan) and Wise-IoT which is the Joint European-Korean project.
    • In England, U.K.’s oneTRANSPORT intelligent system trial which serves four U.K. counties. This trial involves England’s highways transportation agency and two private sector sensor-network owners over a single, interoperable IoT platform powered by the oneM2M™ standard.
    • Overview of oneM2M certification(including background of the need for oneM2M certification program).
    • Introduction of Certified Product (Target service and use cases are included per each company).
    • An update from the National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST) on its IoT-enabled Smart City Framework and oneM2M smart city collaboration.

    Speakers:
    -- Ken Figueredo, IoT Strategy Industry Advisor, InterDigital
    -- Sookhun Jeon, Telecommunications Technology Association (TTC)
    -- JaeSeung Song, Assistant Professor, Software Engineering and Security group (SESlab), Computer and Information Security Department, Sejong University
    -- Dr. David Wollman, Deputy Director, Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office NIST

    To speak to TIA about oneM2M for further information, contact: Victoria Mitchell, Director, Global Standards Programs, at vmitchell@tiaonline.org.

    To learn more about oneM2M, visit: http://www.onem2m.org/
    To learn more about oneM2M certification by TTA, visit: http://www.onem2mcert.com/main/main.php
  • Bigger, better, faster subscription commerce growth
    Bigger, better, faster subscription commerce growth Wendy Schuchart, VentureBeat May 24 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Better, stronger, faster subscription commerce growth

    The value of a subscription business model is its consistency: predictable revenue to lifetime customer value, you've got a solid foundation to start seeing incredible growth—and that comes directly from becoming the 6 million dollar man of customer acquisition.

    That's where the subscription model delivers another distinct advantage: The capability to identify your most profitable customers, and the technology—a wealth of key data about marketing, customer and billing events—right at your fingertips.

    Now how do you turn that data into insights to optimize subscriber acquisition and accelerate your business growth up to 60 mph or more? Join this interactive VB Live event to learn how, plus tap into the latest research and benchmarks on key subscriber acquisition metrics.

    In this webinar, you'll:

    * Identify the most effective subscription plans and promotions
    * Compare your trial program performance against industry benchmarks
    * Use best practices to create a frictionless subscription experience
    * Capture the key metrics for measuring acquisition performance--plan performance, MRR, LTV and more.

    Speakers:

    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
    * Emma Clark, Sr Product Manager, Recurly
  • B2B video marketing: Turn your CRO into your BFF
    B2B video marketing: Turn your CRO into your BFF Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat May 31 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    You better get good at conversational video marketing, fast—or you're going to be obsolete.

    Videos and photos get the most retweets. Last year, Facebook's video viewership doubled from 4 billion views per day to 8 billion views per day in seven months. Google owns YouTube, and coincidentally, rich media is a favorite of the search engine's algorithms.

    Conversational videos drive traffic, boost engagement, and serve up information better than any other medium. They promote trust in your brand and your products. They're eminently shareable, potentially viral, and taking over the internet: 74 percent of all Internet traffic in 2017 will be video.

    Step up and stand out in every step of the sales funnel with conversational video marketing when you join our latest interactive VB Live event.

    By watching this webinar, you'll:
    * Optimize your audience takeaways for video content
    * Get tips from the savviest sales and marketing people on their video content strategy
    * Focus your energy on the right distribution channels for your adverts
    * Personalize video content to lock in the close

    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    More speakers to be announced soon!
  • Mobile advertising: Stop fraud and step up clicks
    Mobile advertising: Stop fraud and step up clicks VentureBeat Jun 21 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    It's 2017 and the digital ad space hasn't stopped growing in size and complexity. Mobile advertisers are seeing increased opportunities for ad placements in apps and messaging platforms, which means more opportunities, but also new marketing challenges—and a major surge in fraud.

    Make this the year you stop letting fraudulent bots burn through your budget and start maximizing the power of mobile advertising with must-click messaging. Join our latest live, interactive event for an in-depth look at how to stay in front of your audience, ahead of your competitors, and on top of fraud.

    In this webinar you'll:
    * Learn what works and what doesn't in 2017's mobile advertising arena
    * Mitigate the mobile advertising fraud risk in your own applications
    * Create the most engaging mobile advertisements for savvy app patrons
    * Use video and 360 advertising to stay abreast of the latest trends in mobile advertising

    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
    More speakers to be announced?

    Want to be a speaker on a VB Live event? Pitch your story at Webinars at VentureBeat Dot Com.
  • Push notifications that work: 6 tips for building a devoted user base
    Push notifications that work: 6 tips for building a devoted user base Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Jul 13 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    A push notification is a tricky kind of social engagement: it can be a tap on the shoulder, a punch in the face, or water torture. In other words, it can be tremendously successful at driving commerce and engagement, or it could piss your customer off so badly they'll go rip you a new one on Twitter. And we've seen how well that works out for brands.

    At the very least, every misstep reduces open rates, strikes a blow against retention and destroys engagement. You want to know how to not be the boor at a cocktail party, because push notifications, one of the most powerful and immediate engagement tools in your arsenal (when you do it right) can garner 2770% higher conversion rates.

    Don't be part of the 63 percent of marketers who stumble on the messaging, timing, and frequency of your notification strategy—join this interactive VB Live event.

    You'll:
    * Discover the one trick to never-fail push notifications everywhere, not just apps
    * Drive 2770% higher conversion rates through a specific kind of push notifications
    * Learn how to apply behavioral triggered push notifications in your own marketing strategy
    * Build better timing into your push notifications to increase conversions


    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology for VentureBeat
    • Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    More speakers to be announced soon!
  • ASO or GTFO: App store optimization FTW
    ASO or GTFO: App store optimization FTW Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Jul 20 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    For LTV, engagement, and life­cycle, organic installs blow paid install campaigns out of the water—and they're a lot cheaper. VB Insight analysts report that if you want to boost organic downloads by at least 20 percent—or in some cases double or even triple that rate—you need to get in the ASO game.

    ASO basics have been buried alive in the avalanche of new apps, flawed app search, and rapid-fire algorithm changes that aren't always developer friendly. To get the most out of your entire marketing funnel, not just your app store presence, you need to step up your ASO game with these key takeaways from our latest in-depth, Godzilla-sized ASO report.

    For report highlights, key best practices and can't-miss ASO insights from super-analyst Stewart Rogers, join our latest interactive VB Live event!

    In this webinar you'll:
    * Learn why ASO is fundamental to the success of any app
    * Familiarize yourself with the pillars of solid ASO strategy
    * Leverage technology to increase your lifetime user value
    * Think beyond keywords for your search strategies

    Speakers:
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Peggy Anne Salz, Chief Analyst, MobileGroove
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Don't miss out, register today!
  • Virtual Umbrella: Why We Chose Virtual Reality
    Virtual Umbrella: Why We Chose Virtual Reality Samantha Kingston, Founder, Virtual Umbrella Sep 28 2017 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Samantha Kingston will explore why she bet her career on virtual reality and what it’s really like running a marketing company solely for VR, looking at trends and what challenges are ahead for 2018.

    Virtual Umbrella is an award-winning marketing consultancy specialising in Virtual Reality. Virtual Umbrella has worked on a number of notable projects including creating a virtual reality cinema in Cannes, curating and running a technology hub as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and providing immersive experiences along the BBC and Imperial War Museum.

    Speaker bio:

    Samantha Kingston is the award-winning client director at Virtual Umbrella. Virtual Umbrella is a marketing and PR agency specialising in virtual reality. Samantha fell into the VR industry by accident but has spent her time in the industry building up her own company and working with the VR industry in the UK, Europe, and US. Samantha is an advocate for Women in tech and VR and she is often found moderating panels on equality in the workplace. In 2016 she won the regional and national ‘New Business’ award at Venus Awards, highlighted as one of MCV 30 under 30 and one of the rising stars of BIMA100 2016.