Hi [[ session.user.profile.firstName ]]

Research and Development

  • What To Ask Your Vendor on Enterprise SD-WAN Capabilities What To Ask Your Vendor on Enterprise SD-WAN Capabilities Ramesh Prabagaran, VP Product Management, Viptela Recorded: Jan 20 2017 46 mins
    What are the absolute essential requirements in an SD-WAN solution? Although Gartner has defined the four key requirements for SD-WAN (see below), there are some more critical features required to meet the enterprise-grade capabilities. For example, network segmentation for different kinds of applications is a widely deployed feature across all major industries, primarily to isolate critical applications and to reduce the attack surface during vulnerabilities.

    This webinar will more broadly cover the essential enterprise SD-WAN features and how they translate to common deployment scenarios in different industries. These features include:

    - Overlay capability over MPLS, Broadband and LTE
    - Unified and centralized management of all WAN infrastructure
    - Network segmentation with per-segment topologies
    - Predictable Application SLA with centralized policies and real-time traffic steering
    - Mature routing capabilities with BGP, OSPF, VRRP, and IGMP
    - Unified and centralized management of all WAN infrastructure
    - Robust-zero trust WAN security including authentication, encryptions, segmentation and service chaining

    As a background, here are Gartner’s four key requirements for SD-WAN:
    - SD-WAN solutions provide a lightweight replacement for traditional WAN routers, and are agnostic to WAN transport technologies (that is, they support MPLS, Internet, Long Term Evolution [LTE], etc.).
    - Based on business and/or application policies, SD-WAN solutions allow for load sharing of traffic across multiple WAN connections in an efficient and dynamic fashion.
    - SD-WAN solutions dramatically simplify the complexity associated with management, configuration and orchestration of WANs.
    - SD-WAN solutions must provide secure VPNs, and have the ability to integrate additional network services and offload Internet-destined traffic closer to the edge of the network.
  • LiveAction: Gaining Deep Visibility Into The WAN Overlay LiveAction: Gaining Deep Visibility Into The WAN Overlay David Izumo, Principal Engineer, Technical Marketing, LiveAction & Manan Shah, Director of Product Management, Viptela Recorded: Jan 20 2017 38 mins
    Operation teams need to detect and correlate application problems with the real-time events happening on, both, the overlay and underlay networks. They also need capability for retrospective visualization into such problems. SD-WAN introduces new requirements for such advanced monitoring capabilities.

    LiveAction’s LiveNX™ is a robust visualization and analytics engine that integrates the network-generated metadata from Viptela SD-WAN technology to monitor application traffic on an end-to-end basis in real time. The retrospective visualization capability complements the intelligence provided by Viptela’s management solution and thus simplifies SD-WAN planning, monitoring and troubleshooting.

    This webinar will cover the major integration capabilities between LiveAction’s LiveNX and Viptela’s SD-WAN and share existing best practices to effectively manage the entire lifecycle of an SD-WAN deployment. These include:

    • Planning: Selecting pilot sites when planning SD-WAN deployments, identifying unsanctioned applications and end users, and establishing network utilization baselines which are used for right-sizing
    • Deployment: Using LiveNX real-time visualization to verify Viptela SD-WAN policies and assure services are not impacted in the event of brownouts or abnormal events
    • Management: Monitoring bandwidth and visualizing path control so network administrators can ensure application performance and mitigate problems before they affect users. Reporting on business applications to manage and optimize voice and video communications
  • TFD: Network Engineer Roundtable on Deploying SD-WAN TFD: Network Engineer Roundtable on Deploying SD-WAN Panel of 8 Network Architects, moderated by Tech Field Day Recorded: Jan 20 2017 51 mins
    Ten seasoned network engineers will debate on their views and experiences with SD-WAN. This roundtable discussion moderated by Tech Field Day focuses on how network professionals are analyzing and adopting SD-WAN technology, and integrating it into existing network architectures.

    SD-WAN has been the most rapidly deployed SDN technology. But major concerns remain on which features are the most fundamental and differentiating, and the maturity of the technology for large scale deployments. The major discussion topics will include:

    - Maturity of SD-WAN for prime-time deployment
    - Relative importance of features like routing, security, segmentation, vCPE, multi-tenancy, Application steering, SaaS, and Cloud.
    - ROI and the Before/After picture
    - Most typical use-cases across industries
    - Best practices in deploying SD-WAN based on personal experiences
  • Anuta: Network Orchestration for Managed Branch Services Anuta: Network Orchestration for Managed Branch Services Kiran Sirupa, Director of Marketing & Praveen Vengalam, Co-Founder and VP of Engineering, Anuta Networks Recorded: Jan 19 2017 36 mins
    SD-WAN presents a transformational opportunity for Telcos and MSPs to offer value added services. Anuta NCX orchestrator bridges the multi-vendor legacy and SD-WAN infrastructure for a smoother transition. Join us live to learn about Anuta's SD-WAN and vCPE customer deployments at global Tier-1 MSPs.
  • Zscaler: Cloud Security with SD-WAN, Case Studies and Best Practices Zscaler: Cloud Security with SD-WAN, Case Studies and Best Practices Sri Subramanian, Sr. Director of Product Management, Zscaler & David Klebanov, Director of Technical Marketing, Viptela Recorded: Jan 19 2017 47 mins
    Gartner estimates that by the end of 2019, 30% of enterprises will use SD-WAN technology in all their branches, up from less than 1% today. And as of Nov 2016, Gartner has estimated about 50,000 production SD-WAN deployments. SD-WAN is a transformational approach to simplifying branch office networking.

    However, security is a critical factor for SD-WAN adoption, especially for cloud and Internet applications. With Zscaler and Viptela you can now secure all Internet traffic without having to backhaul it to centralized DMZs. Customers have seen more than 50% WAN cost-savings while keeping their branch offices and employees protected.

    Join Viptela and Zscaler to discuss the best practices for securing your distributed enterprise with cloud security and SD-WAN. They will also cover:

    - Common use case scenarios for SD-WAN and cloud security
    - Real world deployment examples
    - Best practices for improving your security posture with cloud security
    - Zscaler and Viptela technical integration elements
  • Enabling AWS and Azure Migrations with SD-WAN Enabling AWS and Azure Migrations with SD-WAN Rob McBride, Solutions Marketing, Viptela & Ariful Huq, Product Management, Viptela Recorded: Jan 19 2017 49 mins
    Gartner has highlighted that the differences in network services (such as routing, security and application delivery) between internal data centers and IaaS environments cause major issues during cloud migrations. Networking teams face many challenges migrating their workloads to AWS and Azure. These include:

    - Extending secure connectivity from the enterprise to the cloud is operationally complex
    - Cloud traffic flows sub-optimally through the centralized data center/DMZ, instead of directly from the branch or from a regional exit - this affects performance of applications
    - Implementing a unified WAN policy on disparate pieces of cloud infrastructure is difficult

    This webinar will dig deeper into the networking problems of cloud migrations. And how Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology makes this faster and simpler the networking teams. The following topics will be covered:

    - Extend your WAN seamlessly to AWS and Azure
    - Implement a unified WAN policy across the enterprise and cloud
    - Typical deployment scenarios for AWS and Azure
    - Real customer examples of public cloud migration
  • Top Cyber Security Trends for 2017 Top Cyber Security Trends for 2017 Amichai Shulman, CTO and Co-Founder, Imperva Recorded: Jan 19 2017 58 mins
    CTO and co-founder, Amichai Shulman provides valuable insight into cyber security trends and best practices to protect your organization.

    Data breach after DDoS attack after insider threat… hackers upped their game with all signs pointing to more threats, not less. What does this mean for 2017? Attend this webinar and learn:

    · What top 3 cyber security trends will have the largest impact in 2017
    · Why cyber attacks are on the rise and multiplying quickly
    · How to combat the increasing number of breaches
    · What to consider in building a security plan that is right for your organization
  • Visibility and Security - Two Sides of the Same Coin Visibility and Security - Two Sides of the Same Coin Cricket Liu, Exec VP, Infoblox; Dan York, CISSP, DNS Sec Prog Mgr, Internet Society; Recorded: Jan 19 2017 60 mins
    You can't secure what you can't see and not knowing what's on your network can be damaging. While security is about proactively detecting and mitigating threats before they cause damage, it is also about gaining deep visibility into today's complex networks which may include diverse platforms and architectures. A truly enterprise grade DNS, DHCP and IPAM (DDI) platform can provide that visibility because of where it sits in networks. On the downside, DNS is a top threat vector but it can be used as strategic control points to block malicious activity and data exfiltration. Join Infoblox and (ISC)2 on January 19, 2017 at 1:00PM Eastern for a round table discussion featuring Cricket Liu, a well known authority on the Domain Name System and the co- author of all of O'Reilly & Associates' Nutshell Handbooks on DNS, as we examine how strategic DNS can be used for visibility and security.
  • Addressing Hybrid Network Challenges in Asia Pacific with Software-Defined WAN Addressing Hybrid Network Challenges in Asia Pacific with Software-Defined WAN Hoo Shu Yee, Product Director, Singtel & Ramesh Prabagaran, VP Product Management, Viptela Recorded: Jan 19 2017 49 mins
    With APAC’s varying stages of infrastructure development, managing an enterprise Wide Area Network (WAN) in the region can be extremely challenging. This is compounded by different networking standards and service level agreements (SLAs) across countries, as well as disparities in race and culture.

    Furthermore, as more applications move onto the cloud and employees become more mobile, enterprises have to deal with growing risk of cyber attacks with increasingly complex WAN environments that combine multiple private networks and public internet services.

    In this webinar, learn more about managing an enterprise network in APAC. We will touch on how:

    - To address potential challenges with WAN architectures evolving to hybrid networks
    - To optimise and accelerate connectivity to the cloud
    - Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) works and helps you manage your hybrid network more effectively
    - Enterprises have leveraged SD-WAN to increase efficiency and reduce cost

    Lastly, find out how Singtel ConnectPlus SD-WAN service powered by Viptela, designed with security in mind, can help to simplify and unify your networks, while providing protection against data breaches and attacks.
  • 5G RAN: A Reality Check 5G RAN: A Reality Check Brian Daly-AT&T, Adam Drobot-OpenTechWorks, Inc.,Steven Glapa-Tarana Wireless Recorded: Jan 19 2017 60 mins
    High speed and autonomous transportation, remote surgical procedures, and mixed reality experiences are just a few of the upcoming Internet of Things (IoT) technological game changers that require high speed and low latency communications infrastructure. 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) technologies continue to evolve to meet the complex and continually evolving network requirements of IoT applications.

    This webcast will explore the latest advances in RAN, including:
    • Which technologies will see the earliest deployments?
    • How important will the 3.5 GHz band networks (also known as the Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)) be in future 5G applications?
    • Will mmWave networks change the game in the last mile?
    • How far will the industry advance in real deployments in the next year or two?
    • Where are companies participating in this ecosystem investing their money?
    • Are there concerns for Return on Investment (ROI) that companies are trying to resolve?


    Speakers:
    Brian Daly, Director - Core & Government/Regulatory Standards, AT&T Access Architecture & Devices
    Adam Drobot, Chairman, OpenTechWorks, Inc.
    Steven Glapa, VP of Marketing, Tarana Wireless
  • Photonic, plasmonic, and multiphysics simulations using CST STUDIO SUITE Photonic, plasmonic, and multiphysics simulations using CST STUDIO SUITE Dr Frank H Scharf, Principal Engineer CST of America Recorded: Jan 19 2017 60 mins
    Optical devices are key components in many areas, such as communications, remote sensing and medical applications, and their role will increase in the future. Simulations are already a very efficient way of optimizing a device, even before the prototype stage. However, simulating optical devices needs distinct consideration due to the special material models, such as graphene, or simply due to the size of the device in relation to the wavelengths of interest.

    CST STUDIO SUITE® offers a unique platform for handling such challenges. The user may import or build even highly complex structures using a user-friendly, interactive GUI. The photonic/plasmonic behaviour of the device can then be simulated by selecting the most appropriate algorithm (e.g. FIT/FDTD, FEM, BEM/MoM, MLFMM and more). Dispersive, anisotropic and nonlinear materials are supported. High-performance computing (HPC) options, such as MPI or GPU, are available, and the results can be displayed and analysed in the GUI using a comprehensive post-processing library and state-of-the-art visualization engine.

    In addition, CST STUDIO SUITE® includes multiphysics solvers linked to EM, allowing users to, for example, simulate the effect of thermal tuning.

    This webinar will demonstrate how CST STUDIO SUITE can be used to analyse a number of essential optical devices, such as silicon-on-insulator (SOI) waveguide components, photonic crystals (PC), plasmonic devices and optical gratings.
  • Addressing Hybrid Network Challenges in Asia Pacific with Software-Defined WAN Addressing Hybrid Network Challenges in Asia Pacific with Software-Defined WAN Hoo Shu Yee, Product Director, Singtel & Ramesh Prabagaran, VP Product Management, Viptela Recorded: Jan 19 2017 47 mins
    With APAC’s varying stages of infrastructure development, managing an enterprise Wide Area Network (WAN) in the region can be extremely challenging. This is compounded by different networking standards and service level agreements (SLAs) across countries, as well as disparities in race and culture.

    Furthermore, as more applications move onto the cloud and employees become more mobile, enterprises have to deal with growing risk of cyber attacks with increasingly complex WAN environments that combine multiple private networks and public internet services.

    In this webinar, learn more about managing an enterprise network in APAC. We will touch on how:

    - To address potential challenges with WAN architectures evolving to hybrid networks
    - To optimise and accelerate connectivity to the cloud
    - Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) works and helps you manage your hybrid network more effectively
    - Enterprises have leveraged SD-WAN to increase efficiency and reduce cost

    Lastly, find out how Singtel ConnectPlus SD-WAN service powered by Viptela, designed with security in mind, can help to simplify and unify your networks, while providing protection against data breaches and attacks.
  • Data Center Consolidation and Simplification with Hyperconverged Data Center Consolidation and Simplification with Hyperconverged Sushant Rao, Sr. Director Product & Solutions Marketing, DataCore Software Recorded: Jan 18 2017 40 mins
    Server virtualization was supposed to consolidate and simplify IT infrastructure in data centers. But, that only “sort of happened”. Companies do have fewer servers but they never hit the consolidation ratios they expected. Why? In one word, performance.

    Surveys show that 61% of companies have experienced slow applications after server virtualization with 77% pointing to I/O problems as the culprit.

    Now, with hyperconverged, companies have another opportunity to fulfill their vision of consolidating and reduce the complexity of their infrastructure. But, this will only happen if their applications get the I/O performance they need.

    Join us for this webinar where we will show you how to get industry leading I/O response times and the best price/performance so you can reduce and simplify your infrastructure.
  • CA Technologies: Advanced Monitoring and Management of SD-WAN CA Technologies: Advanced Monitoring and Management of SD-WAN Tim Diep, Director of Product Management, CA Technologies & Jeremy Rossbach, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, CA Technologies Recorded: Jan 18 2017 44 mins
    How does SD-WAN shift the status quo for the Operations teams? SD-WAN technology possesses sophisticated, in-built capability for operations and management, and advanced automation to address network problems in real-time. However, the Operations teams needs to seamlessly integrate this network and health status intelligence from their new SD-WAN infrastructure into their existing monitoring and management infrastructure.

    Additionally, monitoring solutions must provide visibility across all network architectures including highly dynamic and complex hybrid clouds and other SDN elements.

    This session covers the integration of CA Virtual Network Assurance and CA Performance Management with Viptela SD-WAN. The key topics that will be discussed include:

    - Eliminating visibility gaps between traditional networks and SD-WAN providing administrators with insights to optimize and transform their large hybrid networks
    - Providing relationship mapping of major IT events
    - Visualizing physical and logical dependencies in applications and service chains
    - Extending visibility for operators with network performance monitoring across cloud, SDN and SD-WAN networks (including service chains)
    - Enabling operational insight into how all elements of traditional and overlay networks affect service integrity
  • Verizon: Banking, Manufacturing, and Healthcare Case Studies in Managed SD-WAN Verizon: Banking, Manufacturing, and Healthcare Case Studies in Managed SD-WAN Mark Hollman, Managed and Professional Services, Verizon & Lloyd Noronha, Head of Global Marketing, Viptela Recorded: Jan 18 2017 44 mins
    Verizon has some of the largest global SD-WAN deployments based on Viptela technology. We investigate the lessons learned and best practices employed in some SD-WAN deployments in the banking, healthcare and manufacturing verticals.
  • Ask a patent attorney: Intellectual property strategy Q&A with Dylan Adams Ask a patent attorney: Intellectual property strategy Q&A with Dylan Adams Dylan O. Adams, Senior Patent Attorney and Amazon Bestselling Author Recorded: Jan 18 2017 53 mins
    Join us for an interactive webinar with Dylan O. Adams, a Senior Patent Attorney and Amazon Bestselling Author of "Patents Demystified: An Insider's Guide to Protecting Ideas and Inventions."

    His book, Patents Demystified, is the Official Patent Guide of The American Bar Association and is used at Top Universities Including Harvard and Stanford. As a senior patent attorney, Dylan has experience with U.S. and foreign patents in a wide variety of technology fields, including software, computer hardware and biotechnology.

    In this webinar, we will explore which patent protection strategy best fits your business goals, both short and long-term. We will discuss best practices on how to work with your patent attorneys to craft the strategy that fits current and future budget constraints, and how you can easily leverage your patent assets and derive the most value from them.
  • Live Demo: Top Deployed SD-WAN Use Cases Live Demo: Top Deployed SD-WAN Use Cases David Klebanov, Director of Technical Marketing, Viptela Recorded: Jan 18 2017 45 mins
    This live demo will cover the major use cases of SD-WAN that are applicable to both large and small enterprise scenarios. These include:

    - Brownfield deployment: Inserting SD-WAN into an existing MPLS WAN (i.e. creating an overlay over MPLS and Broadband)
    - Enabling segmentation, service insertion and extranet policies for a business partner network
    - Extending the WAN to the Cloud (AWS/Azure)
    - Enabling on-prem security with Palo Alto Networks (service chaining)
    - Defining Application-Aware policies for guaranteed SLA (real-time traffic steering with QoS)
    - Enabling cloud-security capabilities with Zscaler (service chaining)
    - Defining policies for predictable access to Office 365 and other SaaS applications

    The foundational technology elements of SD-WAN that will be covered include:

    - Single overlay over MPLS, Broadband and LTE
    - Overlay routing with OSPF, BGP, VRRP and IGMP
    - Deep packet inspection (DPI) policies
    - Authentication, encryption, PKI
    - Zero-touch provisioning
    - Segmentation and per-segment topologies
    - Service insertion and service chaining
    - Virtualized elements for Cloud (IaaS+PaaS)
    - Cloud-security and on-prem security integration
    - Integrated Management and third-party management with SNMP, NetConf, and RESTful interfaces
    - Internet gateways (DIA, Regional Exit, Centralized exits)
  • The IT Manager Who Shattered Shadow IT The IT Manager Who Shattered Shadow IT Josh Duncan, Senior Product Director, Lifesize Recorded: Jan 18 2017 39 mins
    Join us Wednesday, January 18, at 10 a.m. CST as we tell the story of the IT pro who found, fought and defeated Shadow IT across his company.

    We'll dive into the planning process and step-by-step techniques you can start using tomorrow to combat Shadow IT ops within your organization.

    Josh Duncan, Senior Director of Product Management, and Mitch Holt, Manager of Demand Generation, will engage in a Q&A-style conversation, telling the story of an IT manager who strategically eliminated Shadow IT where needed and leveraged it in other areas.

    We’ll have you in and out in less than an hour…we promise.

    Interested?
  • The importance of smart cards in identification and skills development The importance of smart cards in identification and skills development Lynn Sencide Recorded: Jan 18 2017 41 mins
    Establishing the identity, training and qualifications of workers has never been so important, for both contractors and operatives.

    The ACRIB SKILLcard is the essential registration scheme for individuals working in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector.

    The unique technology built into every smart SKILLcard allows operatives to instantly prove they have the right skills and qualifications to carry out work, giving contractors the confidence that they have the right person for the job.

    On Wednesday 18th January SKILLcard, in association with ACR News, will host a free webinar on how the ACRIB SKILLcard developed for the RACHP sector, allows operatives the same benefits, including evidence of F gas and other qualifications reassuring potential clients with proof of competency.

    The benefits of smart technology are increasing all the time, with the addition of new apps and software, making SKILLcard even more indispensable.
  • Emerging markets for pollution control technologies Emerging markets for pollution control technologies Dr Lesley Sloss Recorded: Jan 18 2017 45 mins
    Legislation is being implemented around the world to reduce emissions of pollutants from coal-fired power plants. For those countries that started to apply control strategies several years ago, the control technology market has evolved alongside the legislation in a somewhat piecemeal manner. So the majority of older plants in developed regions have applied controls in series: control technologies for particulates first, followed by controls for SO2, and then controls for NOx. New legislation is introducing requirements for mercury and fine particulate control in some regions, often requiring further retrofitting of additional control systems. For those emerging regions that are just starting to bring in control requirements, there is the option of copying this piece-by-piece approach to control, or alternatively to apply newer technologies which can control several pollutants simultaneously. This multi-pollutant approach could be cost-effective in many regions. However, the applicability of different technologies varies. For example, regions with high ash and/or high sulphur coals may require different control strategies from those with intrinsically cleaner coals. Also, availability of water, land and funds will all play a role in determining which technology will be applied at each plant. And so the control technology market that is currently expanding in Asia may differ significantly from that in North America and the EU. The international marketing strategies for emission control technology manufacturers must take into account differences in performance standards, economic challenges, business traditions and many other factors. This webinar summarises the potential markets for emissions control noting the areas for potential growth, such as China, Poland, India and Indonesia. Each has its own regional issues.
  • VMware: A Virtual Edge Solution for Managed Branch Services VMware: A Virtual Edge Solution for Managed Branch Services Vanessa Little, Sr. Manager Global NFV EcoSystem Architecture, VMware & Ariful Huq, Product Management, Viptela Recorded: Jan 17 2017 34 mins
    vCloud NFV is an open, carrier-grade NFVI platform. It delivers a tightly integrated solution with virtual compute, storage and networking resources coupled with intelligent operations and management capability.

    Viptela SD-WAN has achieved VMware Ready Status for NFV. SD-WAN solutions, on vCloud NFV, enable service providers to deliver elastic bandwidth, advanced services and greater flexibility in terms of cost and QoS. The Viptela SD-WAN platform opens up new opportunities for service providers by unifying WAN connection management (MPLS, Internet and 4G/LTE), segmenting traffic, providing zero touch provisioning and supporting application aware routing for enterprise customers.

    This webinar will highlight the key elements of vCloud NFV and SD-WAN in providing a fully packaged solution for Service Providers including:

    - How to accelerate and automate instantiating, provisioning and managing of virtual network services (including SD-WAN)
    - Deliver carrier-grade network availability and multi-tenancy
    - Provide advanced networking and security VNFs including switching, routing, QoS and monitoring
    - Enable single pane of glass visibility, monitoring and policy based automation
  • Voice of the Customer: Kindred Healthcare SD-WAN Transformation Voice of the Customer: Kindred Healthcare SD-WAN Transformation Eyvonne Sharp, Network Engineer, Kindred Healthcare Recorded: Jan 17 2017 36 mins
    Healthcare IT teams have sophisticated needs for SD-WAN, specifically for reliability, security and agility in M&A integration. In this webinar, Kindred Healthcare will reveal their evaluation criteria, process of migration to SD-WAN, and the results.

    Jointly presenting with Palo Alto Networks and Viptela, Kindred will explain in detail the plans and deployment experiences across hospitals, nursing centers, and contract rehabilitation in the US. Kindred is the largest diversified post-acute healthcare provider in the US, and has doubled in the last four years.

    Key Results:
    - Application performance improvement from 4x to 10x at Nursing facilities and Home clinics
    - 700% bandwidth increase
    - Estimated 5-year ROI in Millions
    - Solving complex requirements of M&A and new services in efficient and simple way

    SD-WAN Feature Requirements for Healthcare:
    - Policy based, application-aware routing over multiple, diverse connections
    - Intelligent routing based on network health & application requirements
    - Network segmentation & isolation (Multi tenant/Security)
    - Centralized policy administration & device management
    - Ability to selectively route specific traffic through security appliances (Service Chaining)
    - Application aware traffic shaping
    - Centralized provisioning feature, or zero touch methodology
    - Multiple Ethernet, MPLS or LTE connectivity options
  • The Softer Side of IT: Cultivating hard-to-find soft skills in today's workforce The Softer Side of IT: Cultivating hard-to-find soft skills in today's workforce Experis and Right Management Recorded: Jan 17 2017 60 mins
    IT leaders are increasingly uncovering the value of soft skills within their workforce. They’re telling us that soft skills—specifically communication and collaboration skills—can be as important as some technical competencies. What is causing increasing demands for soft skills in IT talent? How do IT leaders assess the soft skills of new recruits? Can these skills be developed in existing employees?

    During this webinar, you’ll hear experts from Experis and Right Management discuss the need for improved soft skills within today’s IT workforce and how IT leaders can ensure their workforce has the skills required to succeed in today’s world of work.

    By participating in this webinar, you will:
    Understand the increasing importance of communication and collaboration skills in IT roles today
    Gain greater insight from workforce experts about how to assess new IT recruits for soft skill proficiency
    Learn best-practice strategies for developing communication and collaboration skills within your team

    * NOTE: This event qualifies for 1 CPE credit.
    Experis is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org. Should this course need to be cancelled or rescheduled by Experis, a 24-hour notice will be provided. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, contact Learning & Development at 414-319-3400.
  • Analyst Keynote: Building the SD-WAN Business Case (Nemertes Research) Analyst Keynote: Building the SD-WAN Business Case (Nemertes Research) John Burke, Principal Analyst and CIO at Nemertes Research Recorded: Jan 17 2017 39 mins
    SD-WAN’s transformational potential is not enough. IT teams have to build a compelling business case for making the transition. Savings from MPLS is not the only avenue by which SD-WAN can drive ROI. By providing cheaper and more transparent and automatic failover when WAN links fail, SD-WAN can reduce branch WAN outages and troubleshooting costs by 90%.

    By working with multiple vendors and enterprises, Nemertes has developed and validated an SD-WAN cost model that enables enterprise users to build that business case base on multiple key factors.

    Join Principal Research Analyst and CIO John Burke of Nemertes Research as he presents his latest research findings. These include:

    - The cost-model applied to three real SD-WAN use cases
    - The process for identifying locations that could benefit from higher bandwidth, lower rates, increased reliability, or all three
    - The cost components of connectivity, capex, troubleshooting and more.
    - The comparison between Overlay SD-WAN and In-Net WAN
  • Packet Pushers Open Mic: Real SD-WAN Challenges Live Q&A Packet Pushers Open Mic: Real SD-WAN Challenges Live Q&A Ethan Banks & Greg Ferro, Analysts and Co-Hosts of Packet Pushers Recorded: Jan 17 2017 49 mins
    What is the reality of deploying an SD-WAN? Does it really work? What are the traps, tricks, and stumbles that you need to look for?

    Ethan and Greg from the Packet Pushers will be hosting engineers who have deployed Viptela SD-WAN solutions and will be taking questions from a live audience.

    Analysts Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks, on their show “Three Real-World SD-WAN Deployments”, have interviewed many network engineers who have executed large SD-WAN projects in retail, financials, healthcare, and energy. These include companies like Kindred Healthcare, Freedom Pay, Gap, Visa, Bloomberg, Seventy Seven Energy, Greenhill, and more. They will share some of their learnings on this Live session and then open a lively discussion of everything SD-WAN.
  • Understanding Water in the National Trust Understanding Water in the National Trust Mark Roberts, Pri Shrestha Jan 24 2017 1:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Mark Roberts works for the National Trust as an internal consultant on water. His role is to provide their properties with advice and guidance on all aspects of water across the properties including key items like mains water usage, private water supplies, private sewage systems, flood risk and sustainable drainage. He is passionate about the environment and is keen to improve the way the organisation manages water and reduce the impacts it has on the local water environment.

    Mark will discuss how to baseline and monitor water and then look at wider aspects of water including the deregulation happening in April. We will be joined by Jodi Robinson, VAS Operations Manager at Water Plus. She is knowledgeable in water efficient products and building tailored Water Management strategies to suit individual requirements. Jodi has over 15 years working in various consultancy and project managements positions.

    A big thank you for Fit for the Future helping to pull this all together.
  • PC: Are you Patient Centric or just Politically Correct? PC: Are you Patient Centric or just Politically Correct? Dominic Tyer Jan 24 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Everyone in pharma is talking about patient centricity, but how is the drive received ‘on the ground’ among patients who are its focus? How is it unfolding and how far is it being implemented? Do patients even notice it is happening?

    On the 24 January, Cello Health Insight in association with PMGroup, will host a free webinar which will look to unravel the multi-faceted issue of patient centricity from the patient perspective.

    What does it really mean for patients and how are they befitting from the initiative? What can market research contribute to our understanding of the current state of play of patient centricity?

    It is time to take stock and ask ourselves whether the patient-focused activities are benefiting patients and influencing R&D or are they simply a marketing initiative.
  • Pay TV, Video on Demand, and IPTV Growth Opportunities in Africa Pay TV, Video on Demand, and IPTV Growth Opportunities in Africa Deepti Dhinakaran, Naila Govan-Vassen and Oluchi Enuha, General Manager, iROKOX Jan 25 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The pay TV, VOD, and IPTV market is still evolving in terms of content and pricing models, but the demographics of Africa and its large population are highly attractive to existing and new market participants. Internet penetration, supplemented by a significant uptake in smartphone adoption, has altered the manner in which Africa consumes video content. This growth will be further augmented by the availability of cheaper DTT services, data-saving video consumption options, and attractively packaged triple-play services. It is critical for market participants to gauge market trends, price sensitivity and growth opportunities while offering their services. Along with pricing and richness of content, strategic partnerships will play a key role in defining the market leader in the next five years.
  • Multicellular Tumor Spheroids in HTS: New Assays Multicellular Tumor Spheroids in HTS: New Assays Wojciech Senkowski Jan 25 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Three-dimensional cell cultures, and multicellular tumor spheroids in (MCTS) in particular, have recently become a widely used tool for preclinical anticancer drug testing in high-throughput screening (HTS) setup. However, even though MCTS have been applied for HTS, their use has been limited to simple assays, such as assessing cell viability or inhibition of growth.

    This webinar will cover new approaches to MCTS-based HTS. It will present a new, robust viability assay, well-suited for HTS and based on green fluorescent protein (GFP) used as a surrogate marker of spheroid viability. It will also review a first-ever approach to obtain information-rich transcriptomic data from drug-treated MCTS on a large scale. In addition, the presenter will demonstrate how this novel platform resulted in the identification of previously unrecognized, context-dependent drug responses of cancer cells and in findings with potential clinical relevance.

    In summary, this webinar will demonstrate new ways of how MCTS-based HTS can be used to provide unique insights into context-dependent biology and cellular drug responses.

    About the Presenter:

    Wojciech Senkowski will soon complete his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences at Uppsala University, Sweden. In his work, he looks for applications of various tumor spheroid models in high throughput drug screening. For his work, Wojciech has received the AACR Scholar-in-Training Award. He was also a presenter and expert panelist at the Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News webinar on 3D cell cultures, sponsored by Corning in February of 2016.
  • Future Perfect... Data Center Future Perfect... Data Center Ed Haletky, Tom Howarth and Steve Beaver, TVP Strategy Jan 25 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    What does the future datacenter look like? Is it racks and racks of computers? Is it heavily automated? Is it just a shim to the larger world of the cloud? Join this dynamic panel discussion where we will delve into the future of the datacenter with experts from The Virtualization Practice (TVP Strategy).

    We will discuss where we are going, how the hybrid cloud fits in and the ultimate vision of the datacenter. It all starts with the journey...
  • Billion-dollar Growth Opportunities in the Global Healthcare Industry by 2025 Billion-dollar Growth Opportunities in the Global Healthcare Industry by 2025 Transformational Health Team: Reenita Das, Venkat Rajan, Siddharth Shah Jan 25 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The healthcare industry is undergoing rapid transformation. By 2025, the healthcare ecosystem is expected to look drastically different from today. In 2025, global trends of aging populations, rising chronic disease prevalence and urbanization are bound to further strain healthcare systems already grappling with issues of healthcare access, quality, and cost. In response, new business models are expected to emerge to address the needs of the future. In order to make the most gains, stakeholders must successfully leverage this transformation.
  • Why Tier Certification Is Even More Meaningful in a Hybrid IT World Why Tier Certification Is Even More Meaningful in a Hybrid IT World Keith Klesner, Senior Vice President, North America, Uptime Institute Jan 25 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Data Centers are continuing to evolve and will remain at the core of digital infrastructure. Today’s global information economy depends on data centers like never before. Whether a data center is on premise, colocated or in the cloud, they are responsible for the entire online infrastructure of a company, and the data centers are crucial to business critical infrastructure. For more than 20 years, Uptime Institute has served as an independent advisory body to all stakeholders in the industry responsible for the performance and availability of IT systems. We’ve helped the world’s leading data center organizations design, build, maintain, and optimize their facilities, compute systems, and operations, while balancing costs, resources, performance, and efficiency in an ever changing technology landscape. Uptime has assisted hundreds of enterprises and service providers to ensure their data centers are ready to meet their business needs. Join us as we share our experiences and learnings for a hybrid IT world.

    Topics include:
    - The value of simplicity in data center design and construction for IT and facility operations
    - Concurrent maintainability as a “must have” as "live work or deferred maintenance" is no longer acceptable
    - Tier Certification as a risk management tool for project owners and data center services buyers
  • Strengthening your app monetization super powers Strengthening your app monetization super powers Stewart Rogers, Director of Technology, VentureBeat Jan 25 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    It takes more than Superman or his Justice League to develop and maintain an effective app monetization strategy. This is especially true in light of a recent report which found that 0.19 percent of all mobile game players contributed 48 percent of revenue. How can one identify the high-spend users while not alienating the remaining percentage that only have potential to spend within the app?

    Ideally, one would customize app strategy according to type of user. Better still, each user would have her own strategy. Unfortunately this isn't a scalable solution to monetization.

    In this webinar, you'll learn to:

    * Customize your monetization strategy so that it's scalable
    * Unlock the revenue potential of lower spending users
    * Attract higher-spend users
    * Negotiate monetization strategies without alienating current users

    Speakers:
    * Maximo Cavazzani, founder and CEO, Etermax (Trivia Crack)
    * Eric Shashoua, CEO, Kiwi for Gmail
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Technology, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Analyst, VentureBeat


    Register today for this free webinar.
  • VR AR analytics platform to understand how users interact with virtual world VR AR analytics platform to understand how users interact with virtual world Robert Merki Jan 25 2017 10:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    cognitiveVR is an analytics platform built for virtual and augmented reality. In this webinar, cognitiveVR’s Director of Product, Robert Merki, will showcase how you can leverage analytics and data to understand how users interact with your virtual worlds.
  • Negotiating patent licensing terms with Owen Nicholson Negotiating patent licensing terms with Owen Nicholson Owen Nicholson from IN-PART Jan 26 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This webinar will focus on best practices when licensing out intellectual property to avoid any potential litigation risks later on.

    This session is presented by Owen Nicholson, Head of Growth at IN-PART. Owen was previously Operations Manager for the Dyson Robotics Lab and External Research Programme Manager for Dyson
  • Building Blocks for Securing the Industrial Internet: IISF Building Blocks for Securing the Industrial Internet: IISF Dr. Jesus Molina, Security Consultant, Fujitsu; Dan Isaacs, Director Connected Systems at Xilinx Jan 26 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Without proper security, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems are not trustworthy, putting organizations, their missions and the greater public at increased risk. The viability of the IIoT depends on proper implementation of security to counter the growing and ever changing threats that are emerging.

    Addressing this challenge is critical to the success of the Industrial IoT, Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet revolution. To that end, Industrial Internet Consortium members have developed a common security framework and an approach to assess cybersecurity in Industrial Internet of Things systems: The Industrial Internet Security Framework (IISF).

    On January 26, 2017, editors of the IISF and security experts from the Industrial Internet Consortium will provide an introduction to the approach needed to secure industrial systems and offer insights gained from one of our testbeds encompassing several security technologies.

    Join the webinar to learn:
    • The importance of securing the IIoT and why it differs from securing the IoT
    • The value of securing industrial Internet systems
    • Recommendations for engaging OT about developing an IIoT strategy

    Don’t miss this webinar – first in a series of monthly webinars offered by the Industrial Internet Consortium.

    *Upcoming Webinars*
    February: Securing IIoT Endpoints
    March: Securing the Smart Factory
  • Be Vewy, Vewy Quiet... I'm Hunting Threats! Finding & Dealing with Threats Be Vewy, Vewy Quiet... I'm Hunting Threats! Finding & Dealing with Threats Lance Cottrell; Dominique Kilman; Aamir Lakhani; Brandon Dunlap Jan 26 2017 6:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Threats. They are everywhere and one of those things that keep security practitioners awake at night. However, the exposure to and damage from the myriad threats out there can be mitigated via a number of steps. These include threat hunting and detection, investigation and timely and effective response. If your security is synchronized it can help to reduce the response times and the resources that are used. Join (ISC)2 and our sponsor Sophos for our first From the Trenches webcast of 2017 on January 26, 2017 at 1:00PM Eastern for a discussion about threats and how to cut the time in detecting and responding to them.
  • Monitor with Discipline – Data Center 2020 Monitor with Discipline – Data Center 2020 Kong Yang, Head Geek of Virtualization & Cloud Practice, SolarWinds Jan 26 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The data center is evolving to encompass all manners of architecture from server-less aka functions-as- a-service to containers and microservices while balancing more mature constructs like virtualization and software-defined constructs. The reality is that the same fundamental issues abound while new challenges will appear.

    In this session, we will discuss how to monitor data centers with discipline to handle the old and new pain points that will arise in 2020.

    - What will 2020 data centers look like? Who will be the key providers of services?

    - How do I keep my career viable in 2020?

    - What should I put into practice to deliver success in 2020 data centers?
  • The Future of Global Data Center Colocation Market Size & Growth Trends The Future of Global Data Center Colocation Market Size & Growth Trends Jabez Tan, Research Director, Data Center Infrastructure, Structure Research Jan 26 2017 10:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    How big is the global colocation market in 2017? How much revenue is going to be generated by data center colocation providers in 2020? What are the trends driving both global and regional data center demand for colocation providers? Structure Research conducted an extensive and detailed bottom-up study of the global colocation competitive landscape and includes over 4,000 providers across the world. The webinar will help address the current state of the data center landscape and more importantly, where is it headed over the next 3-5 years.
  • How Metal Bulletin’s tungsten pricing reflects the market How Metal Bulletin’s tungsten pricing reflects the market Alex Harrison, Fleur Ritzema, Charlotte Radford Jan 31 2017 9:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Methodology, market trends and next steps

    Market participants indicated that prices could come down further in the coming weeks, thanks to the recent depreciation of the Chinese yuan.

    Join our webinar to gain detailed insight into how Metal Bulletin prices the tungsten market, as well as the market trends and factors driving price moves.

    Agenda:
    • Recent market trends in tungsten and factors driving price moves
    • How Metal Bulletin prices the tungsten market, including the benchmark European APT
    • Pricing governance, compliance and technology
    • Next steps for tungsten pricing, including research into new quotations
  • Tracking your competitors with Jarrod Britton Tracking your competitors with Jarrod Britton Jarrod Britton, Head of Product Support at PatSnap Jan 31 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This webinar will take a look at the various ways in which you can utilize the plethora of tools in the PatSnap armory to make sure you’re up to date on your competitors, suppliers, and even your own portfolio.

    Whether it’s making sure you know about the new patents that have been filed, or the new markets that have been identified, we can help ensure you’re not behind on the news.
  • Delve Deeper with Compendex: Numeric Search Now Available on Engineering Village Delve Deeper with Compendex: Numeric Search Now Available on Engineering Village Matt McGarva Jan 31 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join Matt McGarva, Product Manager, Engineering Village, as he demonstrates the power and ease of numeric search to find previously undiscovered data across both Compendex and Inspec databases. As an engineer, you know that numeric data -- e.g., the size of a microchip's components, the thermal properties of a material, the bit rate of a data transfer -- is often key to understanding and getting the most from research articles. Now with Compendex, searching numeric data has never been easier. Sally Fell, Product Manager, Engineering Village, will also highlight 2016 enhancements and our vision for 2017.
  • 2017 Frost & Sullivan Predictions in Digital Health 2017 Frost & Sullivan Predictions in Digital Health Daniel Ruppar, Nancy Fabozzi, Victor Camlek, Koustav Chatterjee Jan 31 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Over the past decade, the adoption of digital solutions has increased significantly throughout the healthcare industry. This exceptionally strong growth trajectory is expected to continue into the foreseeable future as U.S. healthcare organizations transform to meet the demand for more efficient, clinically integrated and decentralized care systems that serve empowered, technologically-savvy consumers who strongly value convenience and personalization.
  • Commercial Drones Changing the Face of Business Environment Commercial Drones Changing the Face of Business Environment Sitanshu Shastri, Research Analyst, TechVision Feb 1 2017 9:30 am UTC 60 mins
    Sensor technologies are already signaling transformation across different applications and are expected to bring changes more significantly in the future. Innovative sensor technology is expected to disrupt existing business models and applications. Industries are continuously intermingling with one another to develop innovative products and services to satisfy the discerning needs of consumers. Regulations play a vital role in the adoption of technology, especially drone and energy-harvesting technologies. Therefore, it’s imperative that companies review their portfolio and build their innovation pipeline of sensor technologies and customized products to be ready for the future in line with regulations, and consumer and business demands.
  • VR meets marketing: Get ready for this new reality VR meets marketing: Get ready for this new reality Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Feb 2 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Wildly successful VR campaigns from industry giants like Lexus, Marriott Hotels, McDonald's, Carnival Cruises, Best Western, UNICEF, and Red Bull have shown that VR has become a powerful marketing tool. It’s taking advantage of innovative product placement, create interactive trailers, engage with branded mini-games, create intense emotional experiences, and more.

    Mobile VR from the likes of Sony, Facebook, and HTC already has an audience in the millions — 67% of smartphone users have tried, or want to try, VR experiences. And as hardware prices come down and haptic feedback devices become common, that number will continue to blow up.

    VR isn't just a disrupter—it's an earthquake reshaping the marketing landscape. Join today's VR innovators in this VB Live event and learn how to take emotion-driven marketing to the next level.

    In this webinar you'll:

    · Discover why VR marketing will be important in 2017

    · Find out what will work in VR marketing, and what won't

    · Understand the VR marketing landscape

    · Learn how to get started, and how you can leverage the opportunity

    Speakers:

    · Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat

    · Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Top Deployed SD-WAN Use Cases (Part Two) Top Deployed SD-WAN Use Cases (Part Two) David Klebanov, Director Technical Product, Viptela Feb 2 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    This live demo will cover the major use cases of SD-WAN that are applicable to both large and small enterprise scenarios.
    These include:
    - Distributed media streaming with multicast
    - Enabling cloud-security capabilities with Zscaler
    - Segmentation and per-segment topologies
    - Service insertion and service chaining
    - Virtualized elements for Cloud (IaaS+PaaS)
    - Zero touch provisioning
  • Continuous Bioprocessing: PAT for Process Monitoring & Control to enable RPR Continuous Bioprocessing: PAT for Process Monitoring & Control to enable RPR Jeff Doyle and Dr Paul Jeffers Feb 7 2017 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Continuous bioprocessing offers potential to enhance productivity and product quality uniformity while simultaneously decreasing facility footprint and associated operational overhead. Advances in technology and increasing commercial pressures are leading to an increased interest in continuous processing across the biopharmaceutical sector. A number of companies are exploring and advancing continuous bioprocessing and this presents a range of opportunity and challenges, including the use of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) for process characterization, process control, and process robustness, in support of a Rapid Product Release (RPR) strategy.
  • Common Challenges in Evaluating the Reproductive System Common Challenges in Evaluating the Reproductive System Justin Vidal, PhD, DVM, DACVP Feb 9 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    According to the ICH Harmonised Tripartite Guideline: Guidance on Nonclinical Safety Studies for the Conduct of Human Clinical Trials and Marketing Authorization for Pharmaceuticals M3 (R2), both men and women of child bearing potential (WoCBP) can be included in Phase I and II trials before the conduct of the male and female nonclinical fertility studies, since an evaluation of the male and female reproductive organs is performed in the repeat-dose toxicity studies. As such, much of the early assessment of potential test article-related effects on the reproductive system falls on the nonclinical toxicologic pathologist. This requires the pathologist to have a sound understanding of spermatogenesis, stage-aware evaluation of the testis, estrous and menstrual cyclicity, and normal physiology and endocrinology in order to carefully and thoroughly evaluate potential xenobiotic-related effects on the reproductive system. However, even with the most thorough pathology assessment, the design and conduct of nonclinical general toxicity studies can greatly impact the pathologist’s evaluation of the reproductive system. Commonly encountered challenges include age (onset of puberty and reproductive senescence), body weight changes and systemic toxicity, husbandry practices, strain differences, small sample size (non-rodents), and even histologic sectioning patterns. This webinar will highlight some of the commonly encountered challenges using case examples and provide potential solutions and/or ways to minimize the impact of these variables in studies.
  • CA Briefings Part 6: Step 4: Governance and Tying it all Together CA Briefings Part 6: Step 4: Governance and Tying it all Together CA Technologies and (ISC)2 Feb 9 2017 6:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Controlling the access of all users, especially privileged ones, is essential not only for risk reduction but also for easier compliance. But, controlling access isn't enough. Organizations need to govern all user access to ensure that no user has more access than they need, and that segregation of duties policies are enforced. On February 9, 2017, CA Technologies and (ISC)2 will highlight the steps for strengthening the enterprise and increasing customer engagement as well as key aspects of effective identity governance, including for contractors and partners who might have access to your systems. Included in the discussion will be key capabilities and processes to help create leading-edge identity governance deployments that can improve the security of your critical data and simplify compliance audits.