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  • Your Medical Device Firm Just Bought Some Software - Now What?
    Your Medical Device Firm Just Bought Some Software - Now What?
    Brad Hinke, Director of Quality Services & Validation at Propel Recorded: Mar 21 2019 51 mins
    If your company is thinking about buying software to help with product development and manufacturing, validation is a critical step for complying with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and Part 820. But many firms often lack detailed expertise and experience to make sure their non-product software is validated. With lack of resources and direction, how can you make sure your software is validated at a reasonable cost.

    Brad Hinke, Director of Quality Services & Validation at Propel will host a live webinar and provide guidance and best practices from real-life lessons on validation. Brad has worked with both small and large medical device firms in all aspects of validation and implementation.
    In this webinar, learn the following:
    - what software needs to be validated and lessons learned from past validation efforts
    - frameworks for approaching validation
    - steps you must do to be compliant with the FDA.
  • Journey to Enterprise-Scale DevOps: Engineer Quality & Security into Everything
    Journey to Enterprise-Scale DevOps: Engineer Quality & Security into Everything
    Malcolm Isaacs, ADM Solutions Marketing, Micro Focus and John McConda, Technology Leader, Moser Consulting Recorded: Mar 13 2019 55 mins
    As organizations go through a digital transformation, they must remain competitive by delivering value faster, while maintaining high quality and security. This webinar will explore how organizations can minimize risk and maximize user satisfaction by testing early and often, from development through to production, and acting on feedback on security, functionality, performance, and readiness status.

    Join this webinar to learn:
    • Why test automation is a critical factor for continuous testing in order to make fast delivery happen, despite the costs and complexities involved
    • The importance of including performance testing in the DevOps pipeline why it must be part of the “Definition of Done”
    • How DevOps practices must build good security practices in from the start to avoid the delivery of vulnerabilities to internal and external threats
  • When Is It Time for a Quality Management System for Your Early Stage Firm?
    When Is It Time for a Quality Management System for Your Early Stage Firm?
    Nicole Cannon, CEO, Cannon Quality Group & Miguel Tam, VP Marketing, Propel Recorded: Mar 7 2019 61 mins
    Starting up a medical device company takes a lot of time, money and effort. In addition to the research, fundraising, product development, clinical trials, etc., the FDA and other regulatory agencies require a quality system to be defined and maintained. But when is the best time to implement a quality system in your medical device startup?

    Recorded live in March 2019, Nicolle Cannon, CEO of the Cannon Quality Group hosted. Nicolle provided guidance and best practices to quality systems implementation and answer your questions.
  • Are Your Products Ready for the FDA’s New Digital Health Pre-Cert Program?
    Are Your Products Ready for the FDA’s New Digital Health Pre-Cert Program?
    Rick Altinger, Medical Devices Consultant ; Bradley Thompson, Epstein Becker & Green, Scott.Thiel, Navigant Recorded: Feb 19 2019 62 mins
    Is your company developing or planning to develop a software product that meets the definition of a medical device?

    In January 2019, FDA published its draft working model for a new precertification program, to supplement its medical device approval process for software which functions as a medical device. The FDA recognized that the traditional regulatory methodology is not well suited for the fast-paced, iterative-design development used for digital health software products.

    Medical device expert and executive Rick Altinger led a panel discussion of the new digital health software regulations. and answered questions in this webinar recorded in February 2019. Learn the following:
    - Is my company eligible for the program?
    - What is the timeline for the new regulations?
    - What does it mean to be pre-certified?
    - What are the risks of non-participation?
  • Visibility and Governance into the Release process
    Visibility and Governance into the Release process
    Erika Leifker, Micro Focus Recorded: Jan 30 2019 51 mins
    Release Management, much like Waterfall Development, is no longer drawn out over months or sometimes years. With the advent of Agile, the goal is to release more often and as a result, be more efficient. How do we achieve these expectations when we must adhere to regulations, policies, security requirements and complex technology? DevOps is commonly the answer, but what does that mean?

    This session will provide an overview of some of the DevOps best practices that customers are implementing to ensure their frequent release cycles are shorter and more successful.

    Attend this webinar and you will:
    • Understand how to define and coordinate Release Management activities with other DevOps activities, such as Continuous Integration/Delivery/Testing
    • Learn best practices for release process governance
    • Discover how to gain visibility into your release process
  • 5 Minutes with Propel: Customer Complaints in Life Sciences
    5 Minutes with Propel: Customer Complaints in Life Sciences
    Miguel Tam Recorded: Jan 23 2019 5 mins
    Propel and Salesforce together offer medical device companies an integrated, streamlined and effective way for capturing, investigating and resolving customer complaints.

    Watch the 5-minute video to better understand how integrating PLM, QMS and CRM on the same Salesforce platform can help you reduce delays, errors and risks with your customer complaint process.
  • Engineer to Order Best Practices
    Engineer to Order Best Practices
    Miguel Tam, Propel and Joe Dunne, Onshape Recorded: Jan 22 2019 61 mins
    Featuring cloud PLM leader, Propel, and the cloud CAD provider, Onshape. Recorded live.
  • 5 Minutes with Propel: Cloud Security
    5 Minutes with Propel: Cloud Security
    Miguel Tam Recorded: Jan 21 2019 6 mins
    One of the most common questions Propel gets is about our security. Here's a short video explaining our technical security, data security and organizational security with our cloud PLM software.
  • 5 Minutes with Propel: PLM vs. ERP - What's the Difference?
    5 Minutes with Propel: PLM vs. ERP - What's the Difference?
    Miguel Tam Recorded: Jan 21 2019 3 mins
    Both PLM and ERP vendors tout capabilities for managing bills of materials (BOMs), changes, versions, files and other information related to your products. This makes some people wonder why you need both. The truth is PLM focuses on planning, while ERP focuses on execution.
  • 5 minutes with Propel: Engineer to Order
    5 minutes with Propel: Engineer to Order
    Miguel Tam Recorded: Jan 21 2019 5 mins
    What makes Propel different? Because we're built on the Salesforce platform, it's easy to tie customer, sales, engineering and operations together to improve the Engineer to Order process - and deliver products that customers will love.
  • The World Quality Report 2018-19: Focus on the Financial Services Sector
    The World Quality Report 2018-19: Focus on the Financial Services Sector
    Jonathon Wright, Vivit Advocacy Board Director and Malcolm Isaacs, Solutions Marketing, Micro Focus Recorded: Jan 16 2019 60 mins
    The 2018-19 edition of the World Quality Report (WQR) discusses the trends shaping QA and testing today, and offers recommendations for addressing tomorrow’s challenges. In this webinar, we’ll present an overview of the WQR’s key findings, with a deep dive into the analysis of the responses from the Financial Services sector, which is going through a radical change in its approach to application development and quality.

    Attend this webinar to learn:
    • How end-user satisfaction is top priority for QA and testing
    • Why an increase in digitalization is driving disruption in the Financial Services sector’s approach to application development and delivery
    • How the emergence of new technologies in Financial Services such as blockchain, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence are reshaping how QA and testing is done
    • Trends over the next two to three years that will combine automation, AI, and analytics to become a key differentiator for Financial Services organizations
  • The Reality of Modern PLM: What to Consider for Your Business Today
    The Reality of Modern PLM: What to Consider for Your Business Today
    Miguel Tam Recorded: Dec 17 2018 25 mins
    You know about new cloud PLM solutions in the market. You probably heard that older PLM companies have cloud offerings. But which PLM solution is best for your company?

    We will discuss the PLM and CAD landscape and provide advice on how to determine your best options.
  • Agile Portfolio Management: Three best practices
    Agile Portfolio Management: Three best practices
    Alan Wendt, Micro Focus Recorded: Dec 12 2018 59 mins
    DevOps and Enterprise Agile frameworks are key enablers of Digital Transformations at the operating level of organizations, but to achieve true agility across the enterprise, these principles must become the norm in all business areas. Some of the most critical connection functions in the organization are Portfolio Management, Program Management, and Project Delivery. This presentation will offer three best practices for Agile Project and Portfolio management to help your organization succeed in this transformational era.

    Join us to hear more about:
    • How lean thinking helps to meet changing business demands and speed up the decision-making
    • The limitations of annual-only portfolio planning cycles
    • The incredible power of aligning the work to the organization’s intended outcomes
  • The Top 5 Don’ts of Software Testing
    The Top 5 Don’ts of Software Testing
    Melissa Tondi, Professional Services Manager, Rainforest QA Recorded: Dec 5 2018 61 mins
    Over the years, techniques, methodologies, and ways of thinking have been introduced to the software testing industry that added value at one point, but they have now become stale, less impactful, or even downright counterproductive.

    It’s time to update your testing views.

    Watch this webcast to learn different approaches and recommendations to help you either remove these harmful strategies and replace them with more meaningful ones, or modernize them to ensure innovation is a driving force within your testing team.

    In this session, we explore the top five don’ts of software testing:
    -- Don’t be the enabler
    -- Don’t automate everything
    -- Don’t have QA-only sprints or cycles
    -- Don’t own all testing
    -- Don’t hide information
  • Why Security, Development, and Quality need to be part of the same conversation
    Why Security, Development, and Quality need to be part of the same conversation
    Bryan Cole, Micro Focus Recorded: Nov 7 2018 46 mins
    Driving greater velocity and agility in the delivery process is critical today. As you move code from Dev into Ops, you need to ensure that the code is not only functionally complete, but also is secure and performs as expected. With the automation of delivery, you also need to understand how the current state of Ops is relevant for the work done in Dev. Rapid and error-free delivery of features that are secure is now an expectation. Attend this webinar and learn how you can ensure security while delivering quality applications with greater velocity.

    Join us and hear about:
    • Best practices for continuous quality in the delivery pipeline
    • Why security must be part of the conversation from the start
    • The importance of collaboration across all teams
    • How Micro Focus can help you ensure security and quality across the disparate components of the delivery pipeline
  • Digital Transformation Demystified
    Digital Transformation Demystified
    Steve Walker and Abram Maldonado Recorded: Nov 1 2018 41 mins
    Digital transformation requires specific investments and actions across many disciplines. How quickly an organization evolves depends on how it approaches the process. Learn the criteria to evaluate to enable faster, more agile digital transformation, and hear real-world examples of how a digital leader is using these principles to transform his organization.
  • Use In-Sprint Test Automation to Continuously Test at the Speed of Agile
    Use In-Sprint Test Automation to Continuously Test at the Speed of Agile
    Alex Martins, CA Technologies Recorded: Oct 24 2018 62 mins
    What's keeping you from testing continuously within sprints?

    As your organization adopts test-driven, agile development methods, you’ll want to automate testing even more so you’re not lagging behind the development sprint.

    Join this web seminar to learn how to use in-sprint test automation related practices around requirements engineering, test design automation and test case optimization to help you test at the speed of agile – thus, allowing you to:

    - Shift testing all the way to the left—to your business requirements design phase
    - Automatically generate test automation scripts for both open source and commercial frameworks
    - Achieve maximum coverage with the smallest set of test cases, directly from clearly modeled requirements
  • Follow the Quickest Route to DevOps with Environments as a Service
    Follow the Quickest Route to DevOps with Environments as a Service
    Pascal Joly, Director, Technology Partnerships and Technical Marketing at Quali Recorded: Oct 19 2018 52 mins
    While modern DevOps practices have become the norm in many organizations, mid-size and large enterprises are still largely behind in their automation journey. They have the management mandate and some resources but are burdened by slow-moving legacy processes and applications. At their disposal, DevOps teams have a plethora of tools that seem to pull them in multiple directions at once.

    How do you find the right path to the DevOps journey?

    In this session you can expect to learn about:

    · The detours organizations typically encounter as they deploy DevOps, and sometimes get lost along the way.
    · A direct route to achieving DevOps at scale for an entire organization using Environments as a Service
    · How to connect an end to end solution to Manage dozens of application environments effectively.
  • Key findings from the World Quality Report (WQR) 2018-19
    Key findings from the World Quality Report (WQR) 2018-19
    Sami Suro, Tieto and Malcolm Isaacs, Micro Focus Recorded: Oct 17 2018 48 mins
    Top Priority: End-User Satisfaction

    Hear what is top of mind for QA and testing for IT leaders just like you. The latest edition of the World Quality Report 2018-19 (WQR) analyzes responses from 1700 CIOs and other IT Professionals in 32 countries, across ten different sectors, and discusses the trends shaping QA and testing today, along with recommendations for addressing tomorrow’s challenges. One of the key findings of the report is that for the first time, end user satisfaction is now a top priority for QA and testing.

    Attend this webinar to learn the latest trends in:
    • Customer-centered innovation
    • Growth of Artificial Intelligence
    • Adoption of Internet of Things
    • Emergence of Blockchain
    • Heightened focus on security
  • Scaling QA without Scaling Your QA Team
    Scaling QA without Scaling Your QA Team
    Derek Choy, CIO, Rainforest QA Recorded: Oct 9 2018 58 mins
    Developing a QA strategy that works well is challenging. Developing a QA strategy that continues to work well as your organization scales is even more difficult. While the market demands faster deployment cycles than ever before, QA teams are smaller than they have ever been, and many struggle to move as fast as they need to.

    There’s no one-size-fits-all QA process, but the most successful teams have a few key characteristics in common. Join this web seminar to discover how organizations keep their QA teams and processes lean while gaining the insights they need to ship high-quality software.

    You will learn:
    Why taking a strategic approach to how you test helps optimize QA resources, no matter the size of your team
    How to set up your QA process for fast, clear insights, from testing environments to workflow integrations
    The role of automation in a highly efficient QA workflow
    How to use quality metrics to measure and iterate your QA strategy
  • The Best (not so well known) Use Cases for CA Service Virtualization
    The Best (not so well known) Use Cases for CA Service Virtualization
    Jason Schadewald (Presales, Continuous Delivery & Service Virtualization); Alan Baptista (Principal PMM, SV) Recorded: Oct 9 2018 61 mins
    Wondering where to start with Service Virtualization? Or what other creative ways companies are adopting Service Virtualization? Are you trying to extend your current use of Service Virtualization?

    This session will cover the common and some not so common use cases of CA Service Virtualization. This will be a session with subject matter experts who will present on how some of CA customers have adopted and extended their use of their instances of CA Service Virtualization. Come to learn, but also to ask our speakers on how best to adopt your SV solution within your organization.
  • What’s the latest in CA Service Virtualization v10.3 and Why Consider Upgrading?
    What’s the latest in CA Service Virtualization v10.3 and Why Consider Upgrading?
    Beverly Mindle and Koustubh Warty, CA Technologies Recorded: Oct 5 2018 63 mins
    This session will walk you through the new and exciting features in our latest release- CA Service Virtualization v10.3 and offer some pointers on how to upgrade & stay current.

    Hear from our expert on tips and tricks to best upgrade to the latest version of CA Service Virtualization. Our experts will be at hand to take all of your questions on the new version and the upgrading process.

    Don’t miss the opportunity.
  • Monetizing IoT in Smart Agriculture
    Monetizing IoT in Smart Agriculture
    Steve Brumer, Partner at 151 Advisors & Mark Young, CTO at Climate Corporation Recorded: Sep 26 2018 49 mins
    Join Steve Brumer, Partner at 151 Advisors and Mark Young, CTO at Climate Corporation for a 45-minute informative discussion on monetizing IoT in Smart Agriculture.

    This webinar will focus on the Smart Ag landscape, uses cases, opportunities and how vendors & partners can monetize with IoT. Exploring all the business aspects, connectivity, sensors, big data, platforms, and system integration.

    Key takeaways will focus on where should you focus your time, energy and efforts within this space and drive revenue.

    PRESENTERS:
    -Steve Brumer, Partner at 151 Advisors
    -Mark Young, CTO & Interim Product Lead at Climate Corporation
  • Use In-Sprint Test Automation to Continuously Test at the Speed of Agile
    Use In-Sprint Test Automation to Continuously Test at the Speed of Agile
    Alex Martins, CA Technologies Recorded: Sep 10 2018 62 mins
    What's keeping you from testing continuously within sprints?

    As your organization adopts test-driven, agile development methods, you’ll want to automate testing even more so you’re not lagging behind the development sprint.

    Join this web seminar to learn how to use in-sprint test automation related practices around requirements engineering, test design automation and test case optimization to help you test at the speed of agile – thus, allowing you to:

    - Shift testing all the way to the left—to your business requirements design phase
    - Automatically generate test automation scripts for both open source and commercial frameworks
    - Achieve maximum coverage with the smallest set of test cases, directly from clearly modeled requirements
  • Continuous Intelligent Testing: Applying AI and ML to Your Testing Practices
    Continuous Intelligent Testing: Applying AI and ML to Your Testing Practices
    Jeff Scheaffer; SVP/ General Manager, Continuous Testing and Continuous Delivery Recorded: Sep 5 2018 20 mins
    If you’re relying on manual processes for testing applications, artificial and automated intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can help you build more efficient continuous frameworks for quality delivery.

    In this on-demand webinar, “Continuous Intelligent Testing: Applying AI and ML to Your Testing Practices,” you’ll learn how to:

    - Use AI and ML as the new, necessary approach for testing intelligent applications.
    - Strategically apply AI and ML to your testing practices.
    - Identify the tangible benefits of continuous intelligent testing.
    - Reduce risk while driving test efficiency and improvement.

    Learn more:
    https://www.ca.com/us/info/continuous-testing.html
  • How Integrated Cloud CAD and PLM Help You Quickly Go from Concept to Customer
    How Integrated Cloud CAD and PLM Help You Quickly Go from Concept to Customer
    Miguel Tam, Propel and Joe Dunne, Onshape Mar 28 2019 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Companies have been integrating CAD and PLM for decades, so is there anything really different that cloud technologies can do? For over 20 years, integrating CAD systems like SolidWorks and Creo to PLM systems has helped mechanical engineers be more efficient. But what about everyone else who needs to see the latest product updates? That’s where the cloud comes in. With their brand new cloud CAD connector, Onshape and Propel are changing how companies can design, launch and sell. The newly launched Onshape and Propel connector not only helps mechanical engineers be more productive, it also allows everyone inside and outside a company to securely share product designs and data.

    In this webinar, Joe Dunne, Head of Developer Relations at Onshape, Jayson Kadlecek, Product Manager at Propel, and Miguel Tam, VP of Marketing at Propel, will explain the benefits of an integrated cloud CAD and PLM solution. Joe and Miguel will walk through specific use cases that customers are exploring, and Jayson will do a live demonstration of how Onshape and Propel work for everyone to deliver amazing products.

    They will show how Propel and Onshape can:
    - Streamline creation of parts and assemblies from Onshape to Propel
    - Synchronize product updates across CAD and PLM
    - Better support business models like Engineer to Order


    Note: Contact information from this webinar will be shared with Onshape.
  • Propel QMS - Live Product Demo
    Propel QMS - Live Product Demo
    Mark Christiani, Miguel Tam Mar 28 2019 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    View the Future of QMS today! Join us for a live and interactive demonstration of Propel’s game-changing cloud QMS solution. See how quality and complaint management can ease the burden of regulatory compliance for medical device and other regulated industries.
  • Reduce Risk with Post-Market Surveillance and Product Complaints
    Reduce Risk with Post-Market Surveillance and Product Complaints
    Miguel Tam Apr 4 2019 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Adopt a Customer-Centric Approach to Reduce Risk with Post-Market Surveillance and Product Complaints:
    Being customer-centric in the medical device industry isn’t just about personalized healthcare or integrating IoT feedback into your next generation of devices. Customer centricity has a major role in reducing risk with your post-market surveillance and product complaints process. By having a much more streamlined process to gather customer feedback - both positive and negative - medical device companies can lower risk, improve regulatory compliance, reduce errors and increase customer responsiveness.

    In this webinar, Miguel Tam of Propel will focus on the importance of putting your customers first and integrating customer feedback directly into your product quality processes and design reviews.

    Hear more about the following:

    => How medical device companies can reduce risk by tying CRM, QMS and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management)
    => Real-world examples of companies who have streamlined customer complaints, CAPAs and engineering changes
    => A live demonstration of how Propel helps with customer complaints and post-market surveillance
  • Stop the Blame Game in Engineer to Order
    Stop the Blame Game in Engineer to Order
    Andrew Reiser, Mountain Point; Miguel Tam, Propel Apr 9 2019 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    How the Cloud Helps Sales, Engineering and Operations to Create Winning Quotes
    Changing customer expectations, new types of competitors, and more complex products are endangering the entire business model of engineer-to-order (ETO) companies. ETO companies need to change now because the old game of throwing information back-and-forth between engineering, sales and operations is no longer good enough.

    Customers are no longer satisfied with mediocre response times, lack of project visibility and disjointed communication across sales, engineering, and operations. Blaming other teams for lower margins from poorly coordinated quotes doesn’t help with lost business to more nimble competitors.

    In this webinar, Andrew Reiser of Mountain Point, a Salesforce and manufacturing consulting firm, and Miguel Tam of Propel, a Salesforce manufacturing software provider, will share how best-in-class companies are embracing the cloud to work better together, with internal teams and customers, and win more business.

    This live webcast will cover how cloud applications like Propel and the Salesforce Sales Cloud can create an integrated business process from initial customer request to design discussions to winning customer quotes.

    Join this webinar to see:
    - How a unified cloud platform can tie sales, engineering and operations processes
    - Real-world customer examples that have seen product throughput grow by 500%
    - A live demonstration of how Mountain Point, Propel and Salesforce uniquely support modern Engineer to Order business processes
  • Live Product Demo - Propel Cloud PLM
    Live Product Demo - Propel Cloud PLM
    Mark Christiani Apr 11 2019 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    View the Future of PLM today! See a live and interactive demonstration of Propel’s game-changing cloud PLM solution Join us on Thursday April 11, 2019 at 10am PT / 1pm ET to: See how easy it is to use and customize
  • Be an ETO Trailblazer: How Salesforce and Partners Drive Digital Transformation
    Be an ETO Trailblazer: How Salesforce and Partners Drive Digital Transformation
    Tony Kratovil, Salesforce; Miguel Tam, Propel Apr 23 2019 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    As the world’s #1 customer success platform, Salesforce has helped thousands of manufacturers transform sales, service and marketing. But there’s more ways the Salesforce cloud platform can help manufacturing companies with their digital transformation.

    For the highly customer-focused Engineer to Order business, the Salesforce platform can uniquely help sales, engineering and operations work better together on changing customer requirements, product designs, tooling estimates and supplier updates to deliver more winning and profitable bids.

    Join this webinar with Salesforce and Propel, a Salesforce manufacturing software provider, to learn how companies are already improving their Engineer to Order processes and increasing product throughput by 500%.

    Tony Kratovil, VP Manufacturing Solutions at Salesforce, and Miguel Tam, VP Alliances at Propel, will share how Salesforce and Propel are helping different teams collaborate directly with customers on everything from due dates, bills of materials, manufacturer parts and more.

    In this live webcast learn the following and more:
    => How Salesforce solutions help Engineer to Order manufacturers track customer requests, product designs, files, and cost estimates
    => Real-world manufacturing examples that have increased customer retention, engineering throughput and operational efficiency
    => A live demonstration of how Propel and Salesforce uniquely support modern Engineer to Order business processes
  • How Proven AI Accelerates Your App Competitiveness
    How Proven AI Accelerates Your App Competitiveness
    David Humphrey, CTO for unstructured data analytics and Joe Leung, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Micro Focus May 1 2019 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    “Global business value derived from artificial intelligence (AI) is projected to total $1.2 trillion in 2018, an increase of 70 percent from 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. AI-derived business value is forecast to reach $3.9 trillion in 2022.”1

    As application vendors race to put AI into their products to deliver differentiating value, they are often faced with the choice of whether they should invest in developing home grown technology, which comes with the costs of time-to-market delay, R&D, support and maintenance, or embed proven technology to accelerate time-to-market. For the latter, it is critical to holistically evaluate a partnership beyond just the technology itself to ensure sustainable success. We are delighted to invite you to our live webcast where David Humphrey, Micro Focus CTO for unstructured data analytics, will discuss the following:

    • Key criteria for evaluating an OEM partner
    • How Micro Focus addresses those criteria
    • Resources for developers

    1 - https://www.gartner.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2018-04-25-gartner-says-global-artificial-intelligence-business-value-to-reach-1-point-2-trillion-in-2018