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  • Technology Webinar: All About the CounterPath Softphone SDK
    Technology Webinar: All About the CounterPath Softphone SDK
    Hanna Miller, Vice President of Marketing & Dominique Lacerte, Sr. Software Engineer CounterPath Recorded: Nov 27 2020 29 mins
    Enterprises, service providers, and solution vendors can leverage the CounterPath VoIP Softphone SDK to accelerate the integration of voice over IP (VoIP), video, and messaging into their own applications for desktop and mobile devices.

    This webinar will cover the core features and functions of the CounterPath Softphone SDK, benefits, use cases, and a live tutorial on how easy it can be to use our sample app and CallKit to get started.
  • How to Build and Maintain a Resilient Supply Chain
    How to Build and Maintain a Resilient Supply Chain
    Tiffany Krumins | Javier M. Alarcia | Jerry Marks | Craig Harris Recorded: Nov 26 2020 60 mins
    To continue recovering, your business must react rapidly to hiccups in its networks. Product companies need to take a hard look at their current supply chain strategies and change them if necessary or risk putting the business in jeopardy. Meticulous planning and real-time data are secrets to timely decision-making.

    In this webinar, we’ll explore:

    - Supply chain vulnerabilities and lessons learned from COVID-19 breakdowns
    - Top techniques for building resilient supply chain
    - How to reduce risks and interruptions for the future

    Speakers:
    - Tiffany Krumins, Founder, Mom Genius & Ava the Elephant
    - Javier M. Alarcia, CFO & COO, NadaMoo!
    - Jerry Marks, Director of Business Analytics & Project Management, Revival Parts
    - Craig Harris, Segment Leader and Industry Principal: Apparel, Footwear and Accessories, Oracle NetSuite
  • How To Create Atomic Health and Wellness Routines
    How To Create Atomic Health and Wellness Routines
    Natalie Garcia Recorded: Nov 25 2020 45 mins
    Are you overstretched and overwhelmed?
    Are you a busy woman, a working mom, or all of the above?
    Natalie Garcia will provide you with the habits and skills to regain your personal energy and spark.

    Women are needing to stretch themselves more than ever. In this must-see presentation, Natalie will:
    - Incorporate organizational routines.
    - Provide emotional and spiritual tactics to transform your daily life.
    - Provide physical strategies to calm the chaos.

    You can learn more about Natalie Garcia at http://wiseher.com where we offer on-demand business and career advice for women to accelerate their business or careers. To schedule a call with Natalie, go to https://app.wiseher.com/listing/natalie-garcia.html

    About wiseHer Expert Natalie Garcia:

    Natalie Garcia assists women through Our Best Year Ever, which is a proven 12-month program for working women with young children who are overstretched and overwhelmed. By learning new routines, habits, and skills, women calm their chaos, transform their daily lives, and regain their personal energy and spark. Developed by a working mom for working moms, the program combines online group sessions with one-on-one coaching. And unlike singular approaches to wellness, such as fitness training or meditation, Our Best Year Ever focuses on the whole woman incorporating organizational, emotional, physical, and spiritual strategies and tactics.
  • Invest for the Future:Financial decisions every fintech should be thinking about
    Invest for the Future:Financial decisions every fintech should be thinking about
    Isabel Woodford, Sifted| Fiona Tee, Currencycloud | Jos White, Notion Capital | Dave Rosenberg,Oracle NetSuite Recorded: Nov 24 2020 56 mins
    With a recession looming, fintechs at all stages are wondering how to sustain growth (and raise capital!) at a time when many companies are feeling the pinch. Sometimes you have to spend money to make money — but what’s the best way of doing that? We speak to the experts to find out.

    We’ll be discussing:

    • The “right” stage to invest in key areas such as people, technology, operations
    • Whether fintech founders have to sacrifice some of these investments in times like these and the investment decisions that fintech founders might be regretting
    • What VCs are looking for in terms of “sensible” investments at times of crisis
    • The importance of operational efficiency for investors - Is it something they look at - or is it low on the list of priorities?

    Moderator:
    -Isabel Woodford, Fintech Journalist, Sifted

    Speakers:

    - Fiona Tee, CFO, Currencycloud
    - Jos White, general partner, Notion Capital
    - Dave Rosenberg, head of marketing, business development and private equity for EMEA, Oracle NetSuite
  • Harnessing the Power of the Clinical Data Avalanche
    Harnessing the Power of the Clinical Data Avalanche
    SciMar ONE, LLC Recorded: Nov 23 2020 35 mins
    There is new lexicon for an old scientific challenge. The World Health Organization (WHO) has named the overabundance of COVID-19 information the “infodemic.” While COVID-19 has highlighted the challenge of identifying, aggregating and analyzing validated clinical data to fight diseases; other scientifically complicated diseases with large patient populations have the same challenge. Diseases meeting these criteria are referred to as emerging diseases, because while they may not be new, the science has evolved, and their markets are projected to emerge.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    - Discuss the data avalanche and its impact on the healthcare industry today.
    - Explain the utility of different clinical data types by various stakeholders in healthcare.
    - Determine challenges of culling the data avalanche quickly and efficiently.
    - Discuss potential pros and cons of data sharing amongst stakeholders.
  • Integrating Data Privacy and Brand Protection into your Cybersecurity
    Integrating Data Privacy and Brand Protection into your Cybersecurity
    Alex Nette, President, Hive Systems Recorded: Nov 19 2020 29 mins
    Cybersecurity is about how we protect our information, but do we ever stop to ask ourselves what we’re protecting and why? Your company likely collects customer, employee and proprietary information, so the responsibility to protect the data and respond in the event of a cybercrime is yours. This isn’t a big company problem.

    Data privacy issues and data breaches happen to small and mid-sized businesses all the time and can put your company’s reputation and ability to do business at risk.

    This 30-minute live discussion led by Alex Nette, one of the leading cybersecurity experts for small-medium businesses, takes you through a critical examination of your business practices with respect to data privacy and brand protection.
    - Do you really need to be collecting all this information?
    - Do you understand your risk points?
    - Are you in compliance with privacy laws (GDPR, CCPA) and cybersecurity best practices?
    - What if something goes wrong?

    Alex wants every business to benefit from the same strategy and tactics that large enterprises employ. In this webinar, he draws on years of experience in protecting critical data to share a perspective on how to look at your data practices and where to start.


    Bio
    Alex Nette
    Alex started Hive Systems as he felt that every company deserves big business cybersecurity, even when they have small or medium business budgets. He brings executive level expertise in the establishment and continuous improvement of cybersecurity programs and applies his work from various cybersecurity disciplines in a holistic approach that prioritizes organization’s operations. Alex has provided cybersecurity consulting to the public sector for federal, state, and local agencies, and in the private sector for a wide variety of industry segments.
  • Why Genre Matters for Mobile Game Monetization
    Why Genre Matters for Mobile Game Monetization
    VentureBeat x Facebook Recorded: Nov 19 2020 60 mins
    Learn top rewarded video integrations by game type!

    Research has shown that the ad-supported model of in-game advertising is a major win for
    publishers. By the end of 2019, in-game ads accounted for 17% of total worldwide smartphone
    gaming revenue ($82.6B) – and that number is expected to triple by 2024.

    But no matter your game genre, if your goal is to maximize the revenue impact of ad
    monetization, it’s important to hone in on the right formats and strategies, and stay on top of the
    latest best practices and research on what works best for your genre.

    In this VB Live event, experts will share stats and user sentiment from research and analyst
    reports covering everything from the best ad formats for every game type — from casual and
    hypercasual, to strategy, action, and RPG, social casino games and more.

    You’ll get an in-depth look at the best rewarded video entry points for your game type, including
    what works best for each genre, common placements, design innovations and value exchange.
    And you’ll learn about how to test ads in your game, no matter what genre it is.

    In this webinar you’ll learn:
    - Insights into in-app ad success by genre
    - The best rewarded video entry points for each game genre
    - How to leverage common A/B testing methods
    - How to make sure ad integrations complement in-app purchases
    - How leading publishers test and prove the revenue potential of ads

    Speakers:
    - Kiel LeBaron, Senior Director, Ad Monetization, Jam City
    - Hahn Kim, Strategic Partner Manager, Facebook Audience Network
    - Emma Bullen, Product Marketing Manager, Hyper Hippo Entertainment (moderator)
  • From the ground up: Building your ideal game studio infrastructure
    From the ground up: Building your ideal game studio infrastructure
    VentureBeat x Akamai Recorded: Nov 19 2020 60 mins
    So you’re starting your own game studio. This is an incredible opportunity! You and your team get to start fresh, with no technical debt, and build the infrastructure of your dreams.

    But what does that look like? Where have other new studios found success and failure? And how can you best build a platform on which to launch your new game? Join our panel of technical and operational experts for help on how to start strong, and prepare to scale. Plus hear from developers at other independent studios about how they started small and achieved big success.

    You will learn about:
    - Tips for starting your own game studio
    - The landmines you should watch out for
    - The best way to approach technical decisions as you grow

    Speakers:
    - Glen Schofield, Chief Executive Officer, Striking Distance Studios
    - Emily Greer, Co-founder & CEO, Double Loop Games
    - James Dobrowski, Managing Director, Sharkmob London
    - Jonathan Singer, Senior Manager – Global Games Industry, Akamai
    - Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, GamesBeat (moderator)
  • Working in the “Now Normal”: Benefits of Communication Apps on Rugged Devices
    Working in the “Now Normal”: Benefits of Communication Apps on Rugged Devices
    Todd Carothers, Chief Revenue Officer, CounterPath Recorded: Nov 19 2020 41 mins
    Whether your business was ready or not, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work and provide customer support in the “now normal”. So how can companies quickly adapt to physically distancing workers while providing them communication tools on devices the company already owns? The answer might surprise you!

    Handheld computers, scanners, and rugged devices are already being used for information access and management in retail, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and hospitality environments. By empowering these devices with portable phone, messaging, and video calling capabilities, businesses can ensure employees are easily reachable and can collaborate to offer enhanced customer service without having to leave their station.

    Join this webinar to learn how advanced Unified Communication solutions transform handheld computing devices into an extension of the existing corporate phone system, reducing employee contact with wall phones, and making it easier to communicate with colleagues without having to stop by their work areas. We will also explore how deploying a solution like this can be done easily with central provisioning and hosted serviced provided in the cloud.
  • Zero Need for Zero Trust: The Shift to Cloud Security
    Zero Need for Zero Trust: The Shift to Cloud Security
    Adam Mansour, vCISO - IntelliGO Networks Recorded: Nov 19 2020 26 mins
    As we approach 2021, some of the hastily-implemented or even ‘temporary’ measures put in place may need to be reevaluated - given their impact on your Cybersecurity program. Which, of course, begs the question of how you will reevaluate your cybersecurity program itself!

    Adam Mansour examines the differences in People, Process and Technology given a changing work locale. He discusses the inefficacy of security through architecture of your infrastructure (Zero Trust), for the modern remote workforce. He cites adoption of cloud security as evidence of the end of that era, and pushes forward to cloud-ready Managed Detection and Response as the versatile solution for in-office, or remote environments.

    Resources:
    - Security Considerations for Addressing the “Remain Remote or Return to Office Question” (Whitepaper)
    - MDR and WFH Brochure (2-pager)
    - Acceptable Usage Policy (IF we have it - don’t include this yet)
  • Strategies for Growing Your Services Business During Difficult Times
    Strategies for Growing Your Services Business During Difficult Times
    Ronn Breaux, CEO, TopStep | Tukun Chatterjee, PSA Specialist, Oracle NetSuite Recorded: Nov 19 2020 28 mins
    The challenges services organisations had, those of pipeline and income visibility, haven’t gone away. Alongside those are now the new challenges of having to deliver projects remotely and a remote workforce.

    Services organisations have to adjust business practices to cope with a new way of working, one company that did this successfully is TopStep.

    We will answer in this webinar:
    - The five essential strategies for success in an unpredictable economy.
    - How to improve resourcing decision making.
    - The way to make remote working and project delivery a success.

    Speakers:
    - Ronn Breaux, CEO, TopStep
    - Tukun Chatterjee, PSA Specialist, Oracle NetSuite
  • Adapting & Succeeding in the Changing Sales Environment
    Adapting & Succeeding in the Changing Sales Environment
    Mary Shea - Principal Analyst, Forrester, Nipul Chokshi, VP Marketing, Dun & Bradstreet Recorded: Nov 18 2020 49 mins
    In the changing sales environment, organizations may experience many roadblocks to success. From time management to organizing virtual calls, efficiency can be a challenging goal to achieve.

    When there is change, adaptation needs to be the focus, but that’s not all. Success-driven habits for sales organizations are key when it comes to performance.

    Come join us on November 18th at 1 PM EST | 10AM PST as we speak with Forrester Analyst Mary Shea and Nipul Chokshi, Dun & Bradstreet’s Vice President of Marketing, to find out how sales leaders can adapt and succeed in the changing sales environment.

    In the webinar you will learn about:
    - Boosting productivity in your sales organization so that you can ignite growth
    - How to more effectively prospect and prioritize your account-based sales
    -The key trends in digital tools and digital transformation to help you stay ahead

    Register and receive insights on adapting and succeeding in the changing sales environment through valuable use cases.
  • Why Securing Cloud Based Email Requires a Different Approach
    Why Securing Cloud Based Email Requires a Different Approach
    Michael Landewe, Cofounder at Avanan Recorded: Nov 18 2020 41 mins
    The Evolution Beyond Secure Email Gateways - is here.

    Email gateways including Proofpoint, Mimecast, and Barracuda were designed to protect on-premises email servers, but when you moved your email to the cloud, it revealed five vulnerabilities that continue to expose your users to attacks.

    It's why companies are switching from gateway vendors. Come learn how the migration to Office 365 and Gmail necessitated an evolution in how to secure cloud email, and why Secure Email Gateways are not the right answer.
  • COVID and mental health: What employers and HR need to know
    COVID and mental health: What employers and HR need to know
    VentureBeat x TriNet Recorded: Nov 17 2020 61 mins
    As the COVID pandemic continues to evolve, employees are struggling under the weight of the unknown. From the stress of working from home or returning to an office environment when regulations are in flux, to the intense pressure on employees with school-age children who are trying to juggle work and impromptu teaching, workers are wrestling with hard choices and difficult issues. The scale of employee mental health support that HR and business leaders must provide is unprecedented.

    In this webinar presented by TriNet and FEI, the Workforce Resilience Experts, you'll learn about the impact that COVID is having on employees' mental health and productivity — and, in turn, how employees’ mental health impacts the health of a company. You’ll learn about the internal strategies organizations need now to support employees, from adapting communication policies, to creating buddy systems for co-workers, flexible work schedules, and more.

    Registration is free!

    You'll learn:

    - What employers need to know about COVID’s impact on the mental health of their employees
    - How the mental strain of COVID may negatively impact the health of a company and employee productivity
    - Best steps and practices companies are taking to help their employees get through this difficult time

    Speakers:

    - Christy Yaccarino, Executive Director, Benefit Strategy and Wellness, TriNet
    - Michael McCafferty, Consultant, FEI Behavioral Health
    - Stewart Rogers, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Making Virtual Meetings Feel More Personal
    Making Virtual Meetings Feel More Personal
    Ramon Ray, Author of “Celebrity CEO and owner of Smart Hustle Media & Jeremy Sherwood, Opus Interactive Recorded: Nov 17 2020 31 mins
    Making Virtual Meetings Feel More Personal - A conversation with Opus Interactive.

    A webinar series brought to you by BlueJeans, by Verizon.
  • Tackling Work-From-Home Threats
    Tackling Work-From-Home Threats
    Sean Hittel, Distinguished Security Engineer, IntelliGO Networks Recorded: Nov 17 2020 31 mins
    With more employees working remotely, the attack surface has changed. Distinguished Security Engineer Sean Hittel discusses the motivating factors for increased threats we have seen, the threats themselves, and how a Managed Detection and Response service can help overcome them.

    He offers a deep dive on Ransomware specifically, to demonstrate the anatomy of such an attack, and why many prevention-based solutions fail to detect.

    Resources:
    - Tackling Cyber Threats in a Newly Distributed Environment (Whitepaper)
    - MDR and WFH Brochure (2-pager)
  • How to succeed in uncertain times: Managing a Global Finance Team
    How to succeed in uncertain times: Managing a Global Finance Team
    Mark Taylor, Finance Director, Ogury | Tom Lemmon, Moderator, Accountancy Age | Jasmin Patel, Oracle NetSuite Recorded: Nov 17 2020 55 mins
    Accountants and finance teams have done brilliantly to keep business going so far, but with an ever-changing environment, they will have to raise the bar again to succeed.

    A combination of economic, social and environmental challenges mean that finance teams spanning multiple countries must stay on top of the differing levels of support for business and the differing methods of managing the pandemic.

    It hasn’t been easy, but Ogury’s financial director, Mark Taylor has done just that.

    In partnership with Accountancy Age, we talk to Mark about how to prepare for the uncertainty that lies ahead and how to manage a global finance function, especially in the face of unprecedented challenges.

    We cover:

    - Managing multiple languages, currencies and cultures in the current climate
    - Dealing with different compliance rules
    - Overcoming unprecedented challenges for the finance team and wider business
    - Advice and tips for finance leaders
  • Meet the Young CEOs: What it takes to be a Youth Entrepreneur
    Meet the Young CEOs: What it takes to be a Youth Entrepreneur
    Grace Swan Recorded: Nov 14 2020 45 mins
    Be inspired by youth entrepreneurs from Washington State!
    Whether it is making candles, or painting on canvases, there are many ways youth have turned their talent into a business!
    On November 14th 2020, entrepreneurs from the Seattle ActOn Children's Fair will speak on a panel to discuss what it is like being a youth entrepreneur. The topics being discussed will cover a variety of areas, such as: how they created a brand, their biggest challenges, and what advice they have for other prospective youth who want to create their own business! There will also be an adult speaker, Leah Remillét, Founder of THE CEO KID— a business course made just for kids.

    The goal for the talk is to bring light to teaching kids about becoming youth entrepreneurs while helping parents and adults understand the benefits of supporting entrepreneurship in children.
  • Microservices: Retiring the Monolith
    Microservices: Retiring the Monolith
    Don Bilbrey, Senior Cloud Architect, SSTech & Anil Kumar, Senior Software Architect, SSTech Recorded: Nov 12 2020 52 mins
    5 Steps to Put Microservices in Action Now for Business Agility, Efficiency, Resiliency, and More Revenue.

    Google, Amazon and Facebook have run microservices for more than a decade, influencing 77% of organizations to adopt microservices, with 92% experiencing success, according to a recent O’Reilly survey. And, with microservices projected to grow globally at a 22.5% rate through 2025, microservices over monolithic architectures must be carefully considered.

    About this Webinar
    During this webinar, we will provide decision-makers and IT professionals a foundational understanding of how the building blocks of containers, APIs and scalable cloud infrastructure can be used to develop a strong microservices strategy for your organization to address crucial business challenges with agility, efficiency, resiliency and revenue growth.

    To help get products to market rapidly and create a robust debugging strategy, you will specifically learn about:

    Single Responsibility Principle. When one, and only one, capability is provided by a service.

    Isolation. Building and maintaining a single capability, without impacting other functions.

    Autonomy. Microservices are autonomous, so users can choose to accept or reject the promise offered by a provider but cannot direct it to behave in a particular way.

    Data Encapsulation. Microservices capture the data (or state) and behavior as a single unit, and persistent data for each service must be private, allowing user access to the data only through its published interfaces or APIs.

    Inter-process Communication. Microservices interact with each other to fulfill a user’s request or perform a business function.

    We will also cover our QuickStrike Workshop, which delivers a rapid review of your architecture and a defined plan forward for true business transformation, encompassing IT, processes, people and culture.
  • Remote Sales: How to reach your customers when planes are grounded
    Remote Sales: How to reach your customers when planes are grounded
    Jennifer Riggins, Rick Pizzoli, Alan Mockridge Recorded: Nov 12 2020 62 mins
    Tech sales is about bridging the gap between technology and business value. But now, during this pandemic, you have to also bridge the gap of geography.

    This conversation talks to two influencers in international tech sales:
    - Rick Pizzoli, an American with 25 years selling tech across Europe, CEO and founder of Sales Force Europe
    - Alan Mockridge, a British with 30 years selling tech across Asia, president Intralink for the Americas

    We hate the phrase "new normal" so let's just call it now. Things are different and will be for at least another year or two. This call will take you through how to connect and reconnect with your leads, how to make better use of prospects' time, and how to leverage multi-channel messaging.

    We know your time (and your customers' time) is more precious than ever so we will aim to make this webinar as actionable as possible and to help you learn how to be engaging in a way that qualifies (and disqualifies) your leads. Fast.

    This is a conversation for tech startups and scale-ups looking to invest in international growth, especially targeting enterprises abroad. But really it's helpful to anyone looking to build a lasting customer relationship from a distance.
  • Ransomware Negotiation Do’s and Don’ts with an Expert Negotiator
    Ransomware Negotiation Do’s and Don’ts with an Expert Negotiator
    Kurtis Minder, GroupSense and Jessica Gulick (Host), Katzcy Recorded: Nov 10 2020 43 mins
    No one ever expects it to happen to them. But with ransomware and cybercrime on the rise, it’s more likely than ever to discover that ransomware has locked down your system and cybercriminals are holding your data hostage. Kurtis Minder, an expert ransomware negotiator, advises executive teams when their worst cybersecurity nightmares come to life. Join us for an interview with Kurtis as we discuss:

    + What most people don’t realize about ransomware and the cybercriminals that run these exploits
    + Immediate do’s and don’t if your systems are being held captive
    + How to limit potential damage like data loss, overpaying threat actors, tarnished brand reputation, and compliance violations
    + Team Event: who to involve and when
  • The Building Blocks of Confidence
    The Building Blocks of Confidence
    Angel Johnstone Recorded: Nov 10 2020 53 mins
    Contrary to what most people have come to believe, being confident is not about having it all figured out in advance. It is about knowing that tomorrow you can learn more, grow and be better than today. When it comes to confidence, there are steps and stages in its development that are easy to learn and repeat as needed to continue to grow. Building confidence is a lifelong process – an upward spiral built over time. This process really IS more about the journey than the destination.

    During this webinar, you will enjoy some frank talk about what confidence really “looks like” today and how to systematically build more of it in your life. You will learn about the building blocks of confidence and how to use them to gain the confidence needed to achieve your dreams.
  • Unlock Your Account-Based Marketing Opportunities
    Unlock Your Account-Based Marketing Opportunities
    Ben Coffee, B2B Demand Generation Leader, LiveRamp, Nipul Chokshi, VP Marketing, Dun & Bradstreet Recorded: Nov 4 2020 31 mins
    3 keys to attracting the right customers and accelerating growth with digital

    B2B buyers are rapidly changing how they think about and approach their buying journey. According to McKinsey, digital interactions have become twice as important post-COVID.

    It’s more critical than ever that companies use their dollars wisely to engage their buyers in the right channels, at the right times. That means digital.

    That also means opportunity. For the businesses willing to invest in smart digital engagement, the rewards can be substantial.

    In this webinar, Dun & Bradstreet’s VP of Marketing, Nipul Chokshi and LiveRamp’s B2B Demand Generation Leader, Ben Coffee, will offer actionable insights and strategies for how to reach the right customers through digital channels, including how to:

    Better serve your buyers’ preferences and maximize ROI in digital-first interactions

    Target accounts more likely to buy with the use of intent data and AI

    Drive higher engagement through always-on personalization and targeted messaging

    Attend live and receive a complimentary in-market prospects list to start getting even better results with your digital engagement, faster.
  • Fleet maintenance management in a digital world
    Fleet maintenance management in a digital world
    Mike Cooke, Head of Fleet, Herd Business & Marc Lees of Fleetcor Recorded: Nov 4 2020 45 mins
    Join us as we talk with Mike Cooke, Head of Fleet at Herd Business, about how they deal with the maintenance management of their fleet of over 1,000 vehicles.

    We’ll be looking at the challenges faced when it comes to the maintenance of a fleet such as minimising vehicle downtime, retaining residual values of vehicles and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Mike will also be sharing top tips on how Herd Business have overcome these challenges, including how they have used digital solutions to become more efficient.
  • Succession Management: Don't Put So Much Stock in the 9-Box Model
    Succession Management: Don't Put So Much Stock in the 9-Box Model
    Deb Calvert Recorded: Nov 3 2020 40 mins
    I don't like it. I don't think it works. And I have yet to hear a single example of its effective, objective application. The 9-Box Model for reviewing talent and for succession management is NOT all it's cracked up to be. If you're using the 9-box model, tune in for a contrarian opinion about:

    -- Ranking people as hi po/ hi per and using this in business decisions
    -- The unintended consequences of ranking people at all
    -- Why your 9-box model isn't really helping you develop bench strength
    -- The added dangers if your process isn't completely transparent

    And, yes, we'll also talk about alternatives that make more sense for effective succession management, talent development, retention, engagement, and other human capital needs inside your organization.
  • Managing Remote Teams: Business Best Practices for 2020 and Beyond
    Managing Remote Teams: Business Best Practices for 2020 and Beyond
    Irwin Lazar - Vice President & Service Director, Nemertes; Todd Carothers - Chief Revenue Officer of CounterPath; Dec 1 2020 4:00 pm UTC 42 mins
    We're teaming up with global research firm Nemertes to reveal brand new research and data to help you make the best decisions in managing remote teams:

    - Why work-from-home is here to stay
    - Managing security concerns
    - Methods to cut costs
    - Conquering shadow IT
    - Steps to create a future-proof solution for your team

    In the blink of an eye, companies across the globe went virtual to combat the threat of COVID-19. While this move may have originally been a temporary change, new research shows work-from-home is here to stay.

    Even as lockdown restrictions begin to lift, 35% of companies say they definitely plan to continue to allow work-from-home, and an additional 35% say they’re likely to do so, according to research firm Nemertes.

    That sudden shift to a remote workforce (and now back from it) brings a significant amount of risk, particularly around shadow IT. We're teaming up with global research and advisory firm Nemertes to share emerging research, and talk about how to mitigate risks while building a long-term solution for your team.
  • How data is revolutionizing game creatives for UA
    How data is revolutionizing game creatives for UA
    VentureBeat x YellowHEAD Dec 2 2020 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Creative is the key to user acquisition and is going through an evolution. Gone are the days of
    guesswork and hunches for creative production — data is now leading the charge, and
    industry/category best practices have evolved. With data, you can optimize creatives for
    different social media platforms, find the right creative for each audience in each geo on each
    platform, drill down to the elements that resonate with your audiences, and more.

    In this VB Live event, GamesBeat, yellowHEAD, Zynga, and Snapchat will discuss how to
    optimize creative for user acquisition; how to create your own set of best practices for every
    target audience and geo; how to gain a competitive edge through new, groundbreaking creative
    processes and technologies; and more.

    Registration is free!

    You'll learn about:
    - How data-based creatives boost user acquisition
    - Developing your own set of best practices
    - Optimizing creatives for every social media platform
    - How to gain a competitive edge in your UA efforts with smart creative ideation
    - And more!

    Speakers
    - Maria Waters, Head of Conversion Optimization, Zynga
    - Oliver Wapshott, Creative Strategist, Snap
    - Noa Miller, Marketing Creative Strategist, yellowHEAD
    - Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, GamesBeat (moderator)
  • Bringing Out Your BRAVE: Gain Control, Empower Change, and Stop Wasting Time Won
    Bringing Out Your BRAVE: Gain Control, Empower Change, and Stop Wasting Time Won
    Wendy Silver Dec 2 2020 7:00 pm UTC 34 mins
    What does ‘work-life balance’ mean to you?
    Are you struggling to “do it all’?
    Why are women walking away from the careers they have built?
    Wendy Silver will help you reframe what ‘work-life balance’ really means.
  • How Adversity can Strengthen Your Business
    How Adversity can Strengthen Your Business
    Mike Schmidtmann | Lorna Garey Dec 3 2020 2:00 pm UTC 57 mins
    The economic crisis is forcing every business to work differently. As we all know, this is creating disruption in many ways. Yet, for every challenge you face, there is a corresponding opportunity. How can you turn a negative into a positive and achieve success?

    First, ignore the pundits. No one knows what “normal” will be in 18 or 12 or even 6 months. Instead, get back to basics by attacking some fundamentals to gain new customers, fatten margins and work out operational efficiencies. You know the basics, but applying them now takes new thinking.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn transformative tactics to:

    - Create opportunities for new business
    - Become indispensable to your current customers and clients
    - Sharpen you competitive positioning
    - Create new employee development opportunities
    - Solve business problems using virtual tools
  • What's Hot in Wealth Management Tech For 2020 ft. Forrester Research
    What's Hot in Wealth Management Tech For 2020 ft. Forrester Research
    Vijay Raghavanv, Forrester Research - Senior Analysts, Neal Siganporia, Moxtra - Solution Evangelist Dec 3 2020 4:00 pm UTC 43 mins
    Get access to our exclusive webinar ft. Forrester Research where Senior Analyst, Vijay Raghavan, discusses his research on 2020's hottest trends in wealth management and how they're shaping towards the future.

    Register for the webinar to discover additional insights into:

    • The post-pandemic impact on wealth tech investments
    • What tools wealth managers are adapting towards
    • What digital capabilities have become a must
    • Why personalization is important
  • Beyond Centers of Excellence: Operating models for the data-driven organization
    Beyond Centers of Excellence: Operating models for the data-driven organization
    VentureBeat x Dataiku Dec 3 2020 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    When it comes to AI initiatives, everyone talks about building a so-called Center of Excellence. But what does that mean? Ultimately, the reality of operating models is much more complex. The most pressing consideration is choosing the operating model that works best for your use cases and business objectives.

    But how should data leaders and executives decide which of the three primary models, Decentralized, Hub and Spoke, or Centralized, works for your situation?

    Join this VB Live event for a deep dive into the details of each of the three models, the pros and cons of each, plus real-world examples of organizations that use each model -- and why. Plus, you'll uncover a framework of questions for understanding which model — or models — are best suited for your organization to get the most out of AI, so you'll leave with a firm grasp on best practices and your next steps.

    Register for free!

    You'll hear:
    - A detailed look at each of the three primary operating models for AI initiatives
    - The pros and cons of each operating model for a variety of business uses
    - Case studies from companies that have implemented each type of model
    - And more

    Speakers:
    - Beaumont Vance, Head of AI, Advanced Analytics and Emerging Technology DevOps, TD Ameritrade
    - Jennifer Roubaud-Smith VP, Global Head of Strategic Advisory, Dataiku
    - Kyle Wiggers, AI Staff Writer, VentureBeat (moderator)
  • Right-size subscriber experience: New ways to deliver BLAST Ultimate Wi-Fi
    Right-size subscriber experience: New ways to deliver BLAST Ultimate Wi-Fi
    Greg Owens, Product Marketing Director Dec 3 2020 7:00 pm UTC 46 mins
    Subscriber needs vary. Imagine if you could deliver the ultimate Wi-Fi experience in new ways, to new types of subscribers, providing them with the flexibility they need and in-home reliability they’ll treasure. Now imagine you can do this and have your brand front and center in the home while creating additional revenue streams.

    Watch this webinar. We'll share:

    1. The latest trends and the impact of Wi-Fi 6 in the subscriber home
    2. The many ways you can deliver Wi-Fi – all on a common platform
    3. Benefits and use cases for the different Wi-Fi 6 in-home solutions you can offer today
    4. Key applications that provide a differentiated experience for your subscribers
  • Inside Virtual Accounting - How Financial Leaders Are Adapting Their Processes
    Inside Virtual Accounting - How Financial Leaders Are Adapting Their Processes
    Tom Kelly | Ansen Hatch | Paul Henderson | Shana Rowlette Dec 8 2020 10:00 am UTC 57 mins
    Flexibility and visibility are essential for businesses to perform continuous financial reporting, close the books quickly and accurately, and stay compliant. But how do finance teams pull this off when the entire workforce is dispersed, or required by the current climate to work from home?

    Join our discussion with top finance leaders as we explore how they’re building flexibility into their financial processes.

    We will answer in this webinar:
    - What tools and processes are needed to accomplish a virtual close
    - How to ensure efficient and accurate revenue recognition
    - What the best practices are for cost and cash flow management

    Speakers:
    -Tom Kelly, Senior Director Product Marketing, Oracle NetSuite
    - Ansen Hatch, Director of Finance, Chalk Couture
    - Paul Henderso,Global Controller, Tipalti
    - Shana Rowlette, Chief Financial Officer, Mann Lake Ltd.
  • Evolve: Ensuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in AI (VB Live)
    Evolve: Ensuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in AI (VB Live)
    VentureBeat Dec 8 2020 4:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    Evolve is a 90-minute event focused on best practices on how to ensure racial fairness and equity while building products, teams, and companies with AI, ML, and large data.

    Evolve bridges two of the most significant trends in the corporate world in 2020.

    First, the events of the past few months have reawakened the world to continued racial injustice. The corporate sector, in particular the technology industry, has historically been perceived as slow in efforts to promote equality and affirmative action in the workforce. But recent events have spurred them into action, and there are signs that real change could come about.

    At the same time, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are arguably the most powerful enterprise technologies today, and hundreds of large companies are pushing AI/ML product development to get an edge on their competitors. But they are doing so at a time when many, if not most, of the decision-makers, do not reflect the diversity of the general population. And many companies have been careless in making sure their data used in AI decision-making is not reflecting prejudice and bias that can perpetuate inequality for years to come.

    PANEL DISCUSSION 1: THE WHY, HOW & WHAT OF DE&I IN AI
    - Moderated by Seth Colaner, Editorial Director, VentureBeat

    PANEL DISCUSSION 2: FROM 'SAY' TO 'DO': UNPACKING REAL-WORLD CASE STUDIES & HOW TO OVERCOME REAL-WORLD ISSUES OF ACHIEVING DE&I IN AI
    - Moderated by Hari Sivaraman, Head of AI Content Strategy, VentureBeat

    Speakers:
    - Tiffany Deng, Program Management Lead - ML Fairness and Responsible AI, Google
    - Rashida Hodge, VP, North America Go-to-Market | Global Markets, IBM
    - Huma Abidi, Senior Director of AI Software Products, Intel
  • How to Integrate Privacy and Protection into your Cybersecurity
    How to Integrate Privacy and Protection into your Cybersecurity
    Alex Nette, President, Hive Systems Dec 8 2020 5:00 pm UTC 28 mins
    Cybersecurity is about how we protect our information, but do we ever stop to ask ourselves what we’re protecting and why? Your company likely collects customer, employee and proprietary information, so the responsibility to protect the data and respond in the event of a cybercrime is yours. This isn’t a big company problem.

    Data privacy issues and data breaches happen to small and mid-sized businesses all the time and can put your company’s reputation and ability to do business at risk.

    This 30-minute live discussion led by Alex Nette, one of the leading cybersecurity experts for small-medium businesses, takes you through a critical examination of your business practices with respect to data privacy and brand protection.
    - Do you really need to be collecting all this information?
    - Do you understand your risk points?
    - Are you in compliance with privacy laws (GDPR, CCPA) and cybersecurity best practices?
    - What if something goes wrong?

    Alex wants every business to benefit from the same strategy and tactics that large enterprises employ. In this webinar, he draws on years of experience in protecting critical data to share a perspective on how to look at your data practices and where to start.


    Bio
    Alex Nette
    Alex started Hive Systems as he felt that every company deserves big business cybersecurity, even when they have small or medium business budgets. He brings executive level expertise in the establishment and continuous improvement of cybersecurity programs and applies his work from various cybersecurity disciplines in a holistic approach that prioritizes organization’s operations. Alex has provided cybersecurity consulting to the public sector for federal, state, and local agencies, and in the private sector for a wide variety of industry segments.
  • Want to unlock a better subscriber experience? Your network might hold the key.
    Want to unlock a better subscriber experience? Your network might hold the key.
    Tom Schroer, Calix Services Marketing | Silver Star Communications | Calix Customer Success Dec 8 2020 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Understanding and acting on the signs from your network is a big part of making your organization proactive as well as allowing you to see the benefits to your operations and subscriber experience. Reliability plays a big role in your subscriber’s Quality of Experience perception, and are you doing all you can to make sure that happens.

    In this webinar, we’ll discuss how Silver Star is getting proactive in keeping their subscribers communicating when they may need it the most as well as other examples where proactive Remote Monitoring techniques can help subscribers stay connected and your operations run smoother.
  • A Conversation with Todd Carothers: UCC Trends and Predictions for 2021
    A Conversation with Todd Carothers: UCC Trends and Predictions for 2021
    Todd Carothers, Chief Revenue Officer, CounterPath Dec 9 2020 6:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Join CounterPath Chief Revenue Officer, Todd Carothers, as he and Vice President of Marketing, Hanna Miller, discuss how COVID-19 rapidly accelerated business adoption of collaboration solutions in 2020 and where things are going in 2021 with respect to:

    - The new normal of communications in a post-COVID world
    - Moving business communication services to the cloud
    - Video is the new voice and the explosion of video calling
    - Extending UCC tools to frontline workers
    - Opportunities for channel partners and VoIP/ITSP providers
    - And more!
  • Transformational Leadership: Empowering Self, Inspiring Others & Building Trust
    Transformational Leadership: Empowering Self, Inspiring Others & Building Trust
    Regina Huber, CEO & Founder of Transform Your Performance Dec 9 2020 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Leading starts with self. Deep self-awareness and mastery of self-empowerment allow us to not only increase our influence and impact, but also our success and fulfillment. This enables us to better understand others and create an environment built on trust, as we raise our emotional intelligence, enhance our leadership presence, and come across as more authentic and inclusive.

    This session provides insights into effective self-leadership and personal transformation, while equipping you with tools to build trust in your team, thus encouraging greater team cohesion, engagement, and creativity. Leaders who transform themselves can transform the world.
  • Warning! These Habits & Traits Could Make You a Toxic Leader
    Warning! These Habits & Traits Could Make You a Toxic Leader
    Deb Calvert Dec 10 2020 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

    The habits and traits that make you so effective in your current role may not translate well in a next-level job... or maybe you've already taken that next-level job and can't figure out why things aren't working out. It may be time for a re-set. Tune in for this presentation to learn more about:

    -- the 12 classic career roadblocks and blindspots that can trip you up
    -- what works on the front line but doesn't work in management
    -- what managers need to leave behind when they become executives
    -- the impact of toxicity in supervisory and management level roles

    You'll also get access to a free tool with practical tips you can use right away if any of the toxic warning signs show up for you.
  • Cybersecurity: 2021 Predictions & A Review of 2020
    Cybersecurity: 2021 Predictions & A Review of 2020
    IntelliGO Networks Dec 10 2020 4:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    2020 was a tumultuous year for cybersecurity; new threats and tactics are par for the course, but we also saw a dramatically changed attack surface as organizations around the globe shifted to a distributed workforce, where traditional network-based security technologies were rendered unused. We saw new, high-profile breaches that were representative of the gap in proactive efforts required.

    In this webinar, we examine the following in the contexts of our learnings from 2020, and how you can prepare for 2021:
    - The incidents, technologies, and regulatory directives that helped shape 2020
    - Our predictions for 2021
    - Next steps: How to prepare
  • Small Business: Managing Cash Flow
    Small Business: Managing Cash Flow
    Joseph Pascaretta and Amber Colley Dec 10 2020 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    In times of economic uncertainty, knowing how to successfully manage your cash flow is more critical than ever. But where do you start? In this webinar, Joseph Pascaretta and Amber Colley of Dun & Bradstreet will help make sense of the complex world of cash flow management and share five simple tactics you can start implementing right now to help protect your business and keep it poised for success in the coming years.

    In this webinar, you will:
    •Gain a clearer understanding of exactly what small business cash flow is and how it works
    •Learn strategies for avoiding income loss that could affect your ability to maintain operations
    •Discover new ways to prepare for unexpected expenses so you can keep your staff employed, your customers happy, and your business running smoothly

    Register now and get the information you need to help successfully manage your company’s cash flow.
  • Customer engagement for a new digital-first world (VB Live)
    Customer engagement for a new digital-first world (VB Live)
    VentureBeat x LogMeIn Dec 10 2020 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In a pandemic-struck world, organizations need to do more with less to support the legions of new customers who are going digital for the first time, and the customers who are expecting more than ever.

    Digital maturity is essential, and getting started with artificial intelligence is critical to accelerating your customer service offerings. It helps optimize costs, boosts customer satisfaction significantly, and improves self service, which needs to be a top priority for organizations, and more.

    To learn about emerging data and customer service trends, based on industry research with approximately 500 global decision-makers involved in customer experience, engagement, and service, don't miss this VB Live event!

    Register for free!

    You'll learn:
    - Why foundational self-service improvement is a top priority
    - How to make digital more effective for employees and customers
    - Why AI is a catalyst for digital maturity

    Speakers:
    - Chad Oda, Head of Consulting | Partner, Chat Mode
    - Stewart Rogers, Moderator, VentureBeat
    - More to come!
  • Tackling the Cloud: Five to Thrive
    Tackling the Cloud: Five to Thrive
    Don Bilbrey, Senior Cloud Architect, SSTech Dec 10 2020 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    For many executives, the Cloud is no longer a nebulous technical concept, but has become critical to achieving business goals, especially in the midst of a global pandemic.

    But unfortunately for many, their cloud journey has not fulfilled on expectations.

    Cost optimization, comprehensive security and expeditious execution of cloud migration can be competing objectives, further frustrating leadership’s perspective on the cloud.

    If you focus on speed to the cloud, you may have to give up on cost savings. If you move too fast, then you may leave yourself vulnerable to security breaches and not capture the savings.

    Sounds kind of daunting, doesn’t it?

    Well, don’t pull the plug just yet, as this webinar will provide five specific techniques that will help you get your cloud initiatives back on track.

    You will learn about how to achieve cost optimization, accelerate migration timeframes, and enhance application/data security.

    Leaders from the Cloud Practice of System Soft Technologies (SSTech) will amplify on specific client examples and describe the top five cloud optimization techniques that have successfully delivered the cloud results that executives were promised.

    You will also learn about the SST Cloud Optimization QuickStrike that has allowed clients to galvanize a cloud remediation program through specific and executable recommendations, delivered in weeks.

    The pandemic has challenged business models and fortified the need to effectively execute cloud migrations to save cost, enable business agility, and reinforce critical security and compliance requirements. Your cloud program can’t fail right now. Attend this webinar to learn how your cloud program can thrive.
  • The cutting-edge computer architecture that's changing the AI game
    The cutting-edge computer architecture that's changing the AI game
    VentureBeat x SambaNova Dec 15 2020 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    To stay on top of cutting-edge AI innovation, it's time to upgrade your technology stack. Major
    advances in computer architecture are ushering in next-generation AI capabilities. Three
    notable trends are emerging: technology has advanced beyond the limitations of multi-core
    processing; inference and training are converging in deep learning applications; and new
    hardware and software capabilities can powerfully accelerate machine learning applications.

    In this VB Live event you'll learn how cutting-edge computer architecture can unlock new
    capabilities for natural language processing, visual AI, recommendation models, and scientific
    computing, from common use cases to real-world case studies and more.

    Registration is free.

    You'll learn:
    - Why multicore architecture is on its last legs -- and how new, advanced computer
    architectures are changing the game
    - How to implement state-of-the-art converged training and inference solutions
    - New ways to accelerate data analytics and scientific computing applications in the same
    accelerator

    Speakers:
    - Alan Lee, Corporate Vice President and Head of Advanced Research, AMD
    - Kunle Olukotun, Co-founder and Chief Technologist, SambaNova Systems
    - Naveen Rao, Investor, Adviser & AI Expert (moderator)
    - More to come!
  • The 2021 Blueprint: Fuel Your Demand Strategy
    The 2021 Blueprint: Fuel Your Demand Strategy
    Olivia Dassler, Manager Marketing Programs (BrightTALK), Roma Patel, Customer Marketing Manager (BrightTALK) Dec 16 2020 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Every marketing team wishes they had a crystal ball to see what 2021 will hold. How much money should you invest in acquisition? What level of engagement can you expect? What channels will continue to deliver next year?

    In this session, we'll share our blueprint for driving success in 2021. We'll help you fuel your demand approach with a steady stream of webinars and virtual event programs that engage your core buyers. You'll get an advanced look at BrightTALK’s Blueprint tools and how effectively you can leverage each one in order to progress your team’s planning into powerful actionable insights. Topics include:


    - Creating a demand waterfall
    - Building a scalable content plan
    - Designing webinar, virtual event and video content that stands out from the crowd
  • Measurement: It’s an Art and a Science
    Measurement: It’s an Art and a Science
    David Pitta, CMO (BrightTALK) Dec 16 2020 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Marketing attribution models and measurement can be daunting, but you can approach this methodology in a way that creates alignment across your business. Whether it’s creating short-term and long-term benchmarks for your marketing programs or determining overall ROI, attribution is powerful knowledge every marketer should be equipped with. Join this session for best practices for a winning B2B attribution model. We’ll be digging into various layers of campaign reporting to help your team understand and optimize programs.
  • Creating Engaging Content in 2021
    Creating Engaging Content in 2021
    Nick Markwith, Head of Communities (BrightTALK) Dec 16 2020 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Creating content is easy, but creating impactful content that builds relationships without faltering in engagement is not. In today’s era, not only do you want to create relevant content, but you want to position yourself as a leader in your industry and gain a reliable share of voice to push past competitors.

    This session will focus on how to effectively cut through the noise and create content that provides value while standing out, ultimately enabling you to curate an audience following. We’ll break down survey data to understand people’s content preferences and how you can leverage these key insights combined with various BrightTALK services to inform your own content planning for 2021.
  • Level Up Your CSP Operations: AcenTek Accelerates Problem Resolution
    Level Up Your CSP Operations: AcenTek Accelerates Problem Resolution
    Calix Services Marketing | AcenTek | Calix Support Dec 17 2020 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Rapidly changing technology and increasing subscriber demand for improved uptime can outpace your ability to staff, train, and support case resolution and deployments.

    Join this webinar to see how AcenTek is deepening its partnership with Calix to significantly handle cases more rapidly, escalate problems, and improve service availability.

    You’ll discover:
    - The operational efficiency and benefits AcenTek realized, including accelerated problem resolution and better productivity.
    - Support resources to help deliver more proactively on the subscriber experience and network uptime.
    - Innovative ways to expand staff knowledge and better prioritize to quickly solve service and operational issues.
  • Using Your Voice to Advocate for Your Ideas
    Using Your Voice to Advocate for Your Ideas
    Deb Calvert, People First Productivity Solutions Jan 4 2021 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    You have ideas. You have a unique point of view. And you have a right to -- even an obligation to -- express your ideas and POV in the workplace.

    But how?

    This live video presentations is for anyone who's ever felt silenced, minimized, sidelined, marginalized, or afraid to speak up. (And isn't that all of us!?) We'll discuss:

    - What causes us to hold back
    - The unrealized cost of not expressing your own opinion
    - Why teams benefit when diverse perspectives are actively solicited
    - Starter steps for finding and using your voice more often
    - What to do if you're more introverted and want to process your thoughts before speaking up

    This presentation is for leaders at every level. Whether you are an emerging leader, still working to establish your "place" in the organization or a seasoned executive who is ready to unleash even more of your full potential, tune in for an emboldening messages that will change the way you look at self-expression.
  • D&B Investigate™: Unleash Data and Collaboration
    D&B Investigate™: Unleash Data and Collaboration
    Rocco Pierri, Erik Ekwurzel, Zowie Lees-Howell Jan 21 2021 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Boost collaboration so cases are easier to close

    See how D&B Investigate helps agents research, analyze, and connect on companies of interest

    Today’s investigators often face limited resources, multiple demands, and competing priorities. Communications can be challenging due to different policies and tools, complicating intra-agency and interagency collaboration. Together, these conditions may cause delays in closing cases.
    That’s why Dun & Bradstreet created D&B Investigate™, a purpose-built platform to help analysts, auditors, and agents collaborate, so you can more easily and quickly share business due diligence. And now you can view D&B Investigate in action, during a special solution overview from Dun & Bradstreet’s Government Solutions team. Features you’ll see include:
    • Business search and list building via the comprehensive Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud
    • Business detail views with firmographic, SIC codes, and more
    • Briefcases to help you securely hold and share company intel
    • Linkage analysis to evaluate connections between firms and stakeholders
    • Portal administration to easily manage user access and activity
    Register today for an up-close look at D&B Investigate and an interactive Q&A with the government and product experts who brought it to life!