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  • Accelerating Customer Performance via Strategic Customer Assessments
    Accelerating Customer Performance via Strategic Customer Assessments
    Thomas B. Cross Recorded: Nov 26 2019 23 mins
    In this 30-minute webinar, we will explore the means for accelerating company revenue by increasing performance of their customers using strategic assessments. Here are the Top-10 Topics presented.
    1 - Customer – now and forever will always be about the customer.
    2 - Content - the words, images, ideas, AI abstractions or messages you use to communicate to the customer.
    3 – Channels Media – what mainstream and other media channels are customers using now and will use?
    4 - Channels of Distribution – build “agile” sales channel models adapting to known and emerging markets designed to reduce enterprise sales cycles.
    5 – Connections - the means for networking with other businesses, industry, government and others.
    6 - Communications - the unique organization processes that occur between companies and customers.
    7 - Collaboration - organizational thought leadership for content development and delivery processes.
    8 - Call to Actions – driving behavior without which nothing happens.
    9 - Crisis - chaos, buzz, glitz, hate, squawk, gossip, glam and anything you can imagine being said for or against you.
    10 - Coming Sooner - the race to zero and competition is not just coming soon but sooner.
  • Enterprise Sales Acceleration Introduction and Overview to B2B Professional Dev
    Enterprise Sales Acceleration Introduction and Overview to B2B Professional Dev
    Thomas B. Cross Recorded: Nov 26 2019 25 mins
    This is a 20-minute overview of the Enterprise Sales Development Professional Development Program - a 1-4 day course for direct/strategic and upmarket channel partners to accelerate their revenues. This course has proven sales revenue acceleration across thousands of sales professionals that:
    - Reduces sales cycle
    - Increases competitive edge
    - Reduces staff turmoil and turnover
    - Produces higher margins
    - Provides improved sales leadership

    If you would like the complete course outline, please email cross@gocross.com or call 303-594-1694
  • Overview of Enterprise Sales Acceleration – Professional Development Program
    Overview of Enterprise Sales Acceleration – Professional Development Program
    Thomas B. Cross Recorded: Nov 22 2019 19 mins
    This is a 15-minute overview of the Enterprise Sales Development Professional Development Program - a 1-3 day course for direct/strategic and upmarket channel partners to accelerate their revenues. This course has proven sales revenue acceleration across thousands of sales professionals that:
    - Reduces sales cycle
    - Increases competitive edge
    - Reduces staff turmoil and turnover
    - Produces higher margins
    - Provides improved sales leadership
    If you would like the complete course outline, please email cross@gocross.com or call 303-594-1694
  • Ultra AI - Building a Corporate Intelligence Agency (CIA) with AI - Update
    Ultra AI - Building a Corporate Intelligence Agency (CIA) with AI - Update
    Thomas B. Cross Recorded: Nov 21 2019 30 mins
    This 30-minute webinar explores Business Espionage & Sabotage and Building a Corporate Intelligence Agency (CIA) using artificial intelligence. “Competitors have this time prevented us from knowing enough about them; but we have not prevented them from knowing far too much about us.”
    Critical analysis on building an ultra artificial intelligence and quantum computing for business intelligence gathering, internal and external threat assessment, competitive intelligence, customer assessment and actions and more.
  • Navigating Through Turbulence:Capitalizing on Opportunities in Aviation Industry
    Navigating Through Turbulence:Capitalizing on Opportunities in Aviation Industry
    Diogenis Papiomytis, Global Director, Frost & Sullivan, Milesh Gogad, Chief Marketing Officer, GE Aviation’s Digital Group Recorded: Nov 21 2019 41 mins
    With growing passenger traffic and revenue per kilometer (RPK), airlines have to navigate increasing operational challenges. Issues like unplanned maintenance, network disruption, fuel overspend, etc., resulted in inefficiencies to the tune of $74 billion across the global industry in 2018. Frost & Sullivan estimates that data and analytics could have helped offset about $25 billion of this inefficiency and improved cost per available seat kilometer (CASK) by 0.27 cents in the process.

    Key Takeaways:

    1. Discover how much operational challenges cost the industry.
    2. Understand which parts of these challenges can be realistically addressed by data and analytics.
    3. Hear case studies of major airlines adopting digital technologies to address these challenges.
  • Money20/20 USA: How Tangerine champions personalised digital banking with Meniga
    Money20/20 USA: How Tangerine champions personalised digital banking with Meniga
    FinTech Futures, Tangerine and Meniga Recorded: Nov 21 2019 4 mins
    In conversation with Mark Nicholson, VP of digital and innovation at Tangerine, and Andrew Harper, head of rewards partnerships at Meniga .

    For more fintech news, please visit https://fintechfutures.com or sign up to our daily newsletter here: http://bit.ly/2Ulw1aS

    Follow us on Twitter: @FinTech_Futures
  • AI Market/Business Due Diligence Validation Before You Buy-Build an AI Solution
    AI Market/Business Due Diligence Validation Before You Buy-Build an AI Solution
    Thomas B. Cross Recorded: Nov 15 2019 22 mins
    NEWS - According to Fortune Magazine - "The survey, based on responses from nearly 2,500 executives, found that seven out of ten companies report little to no impact from their A.I. projects so far. Overall, 40% of the surveyed companies that have made “significant investments” in A.I. have yet to report any business gains."

    Critical Analysis for Buyers & Builders of AI Solutions and Technology - based on market and product research which can also be found in MindMeld - Merging Mental & Metal found in ibook https://bit.ly/2sn1NE2

    This 30-minute webinar will explore ideas on how to validate your AI Business/Product/Strategy now - in order to make AI pay for itself, provide real ROI or sell by the thousands to customers looking for solutions you a looking for.

    We recommend at a minimum the following in a market/business validation:

    - Build a long term view - figure out what you are really trying to do and also realize what AI is today will not be what it is tomorrow. From VentureBeat Summit, "AI is advancing quickly, “it’s very dynamic and changing, and the industry, and even the academics, underestimate the rate of change.”

    - Focus on compelling business issue aka delivery logistics, complex customer order process, changing customer patterns and other complex issues that you don't have an immediate solution or that your business is changing, and you want a new way to solve the problem.

    - Explore both historical to new data - neither is important alone but both working together can find weaknesses and opportunities. History is certainly any guide for the future, however, at the very least you may find existing problems that will continue to exist unless something is done about them.

    - Build for changing data analytics - more than just a better data "algorithm" model build an ever evolving data modeling process.

    - Build an AI business model - what is the goal and how does this AI system or approach fit into an immediate and long-term business model ......
  • How to keep pace with mobile innovators and challenger banks
    How to keep pace with mobile innovators and challenger banks
    FinTech Futures and OneSpan Recorded: Nov 12 2019 51 mins
    Technological advances in digital ID verification, e-signature and risk analytics are transforming the way financial service providers are able to interact with their customers.

    Mobile banking innovators are increasingly leveraging these new technologies to fully digitize their processes, enabling them to deliver new and faster mobile services.

    In this webinar, we will explain how to deliver a frictionless and secure mobile-first experience, starting with new account opening.

    We will discuss how digital account opening can be extended from the online to the mobile channel.

    Yet, with opportunity comes risk. As mobile threats increase in prevalence and sophistication, more financial institutions are turning to application security technologies such as app shielding – and quickly implementing it without impacting dev resources.

    Join Tim Bedard, Director Product Marketing and Samuel Bakken, Senior Product Marketing Manager at OneSpan as we:

    • Learn how to get started with mobile account opening
    • Gain a clear understanding of mobile ID verification and other mobile tech
    • Get market data to support your case for mobile transformation
    • Learn best practices for mitigating mobile threats

    Register now!
  • Enterprise Sales Acceleration Introduction and Overview to B2B Professional Dev
    Enterprise Sales Acceleration Introduction and Overview to B2B Professional Dev
    Thomas B. Cross Recorded: Nov 11 2019 20 mins
    20-Minute Intro to ESL Program a Proven sales revenue acceleration across thousands of B2B sales professionals that:
    * Reduces sales cycle
    * Increases competitive edge
    * Reduces staff turmoil and turnover
    * Produces higher margins
    * Provides improved sales leadership
    * Is designed for Small, Medium, Major, Channel and Enterprise Markets
    * Addresses UC, Collaboration, IT, VAR, MSP, Cloud, Security and other providers and channel partners
    Schedule today for 2020 and BOGO
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/enterprise-sales-acceleration-b2b-professional-program-thomas-cross/?trackingId=LqjX%2Fh%2BOS5uTCIJKifPs5w%3D%3D
  • Money 20/20 - SmartStream - Haytham Kaddoura, CEO
    Money 20/20 - SmartStream - Haytham Kaddoura, CEO
    FinTech Futures and SmartStream Recorded: Nov 11 2019 5 mins
    FinTech Futures live from Money20/20 in Las Vegas with Haytham Kaddoura, CEO of SmartStream.

    For more fintech news, please visit https://fintechfutures.com or sign up to our daily newsletter here: http://bit.ly/2Ulw1aS

    Follow us on Twitter: @FinTech_Futures
  • [Panel] Navigating California’s Regulations: What's Wrong and How Do We Fix It?
    [Panel] Navigating California’s Regulations: What's Wrong and How Do We Fix It?
    Jackie McGowan, K Street Consulting; Jennifer Gumer, CGL LLP; Hilary Bricken, Harris Bricken; National Cannabis Bar Assoc. Recorded: Nov 6 2019 59 mins
    California’s entry into the cannabis market has been less than smooth. Understanding the regulations and upcoming deadlines is important to make sure you pass inspections and receive your license, especially as provisional licenses expire before you receive your annual license. Join live to have your questions answered by a panel of experts what you need to know to stay ahead.
  • Introduction to Digital Meeting Technology ProCertification + Team Collaboration
    Introduction to Digital Meeting Technology ProCertification + Team Collaboration
    Thomas B. Cross Recorded: Nov 6 2019 29 mins
    This is a introduction to the half-day or full-day onsite and online course. This 30-minute webinar explores and expands on critical concepts of digital meeting technology (DMT) certification including teams collaboration for the live or webinar course. A CEO once said, "If you are boring face-to-face, you will still be boring via teleconferencing. More recently a leading VC investor added, "Technology only makes it worse." Overcoming not just the failings but building the means for increasing business performance improvement is core to Digital Meeting Certification. Key highlights:
    - Integration of digital meeting technologies (DMT) into business meetings from video, audio, graphic, augmented and AI
    - Using DMT for specific meeting types and using DMT to enhance overall business performance
    - SEAL team approach to better leadership - Speaker, Engagement, Audience & Logistics and other issues.
    - Improved Team Collaboration Techniques
    and other topics

    For scheduling email cross@gocross.com and for more info look at https://growthfundingnews.com/ for this and other onsite/online courses.
  • Be The Change: How Coming Together to Lift Up Women Founders Can Lift Us All
    Be The Change: How Coming Together to Lift Up Women Founders Can Lift Us All
    Chaitra Vedullapalli and Tanya Loh Recorded: Nov 1 2019 32 mins
    It’s well-documented that women-led companies deliver higher returns over time than those founded by men, yet female founders—particularly of enterprise tech startups—continue to receive significantly less access to capital. M12, Microsoft's venture fund, is partnering with Pivotal Ventures and Mayfield Fund to invest $6 million in the best B2B startups, founded by women. Learn more about #FemaleFoundersComp and how to get involved. Submissions will be accepted from Oct. 17-Dec. 15, 2019, and are open across Europe, India, Israel, Canada (excluding Quebec) and the United States for enterprise software and deeptech founders.
  • Ultra AI - Building a Corporate Intelligence Agency (CIA) with AI - Update
    Ultra AI - Building a Corporate Intelligence Agency (CIA) with AI - Update
    Thomas B. Cross Recorded: Oct 30 2019 29 mins
    This 30-minute webinar explores Business Espionage & Sabotage and Building a Corporate Intelligence Agency (CIA) using artificial intelligence. “Competitors have this time prevented us from knowing enough about them; but we have not prevented them from knowing far too much about us.”
    Critical analysis on building an ultra artificial intelligence and quantum computing for business intelligence gathering, internal and external threat assessment, competitive intelligence, customer assessment and actions and more.
  • Women in Cloud Accelerator in Action
    Women in Cloud Accelerator in Action
    Chaitra Vedullapalli and Shari Burk Recorded: Oct 25 2019 32 mins
    Learn how cloud solution building happens in partnership with hyperscalers.
  • AI Market/Business Validation Before You Buy or Build an AI System or Solution
    AI Market/Business Validation Before You Buy or Build an AI System or Solution
    Thomas B. Cross Recorded: Oct 24 2019 24 mins
    NEWS - According to Fortune Magazine - "The survey, based on responses from nearly 2,500 executives, found that seven out of ten companies report little to no impact from their A.I. projects so far. Overall, 40% of the surveyed companies that have made “significant investments” in A.I. have yet to report any business gains."

    Critical Analysis for Buyers & Builders of AI Solutions and Technology - based on market and product research which can also be found in MindMeld - Merging Mental & Metal found in ibook https://bit.ly/2sn1NE2

    This 30-minute webinar will explore ideas on how to validate your AI Business/Product/Strategy now - in order to make AI pay for itself, provide real ROI or sell by the thousands to customers looking for solutions you a looking for.

    We recommend at a minimum the following in a market/business validation:

    - Build a long term view - figure out what you are really trying to do and also realize what AI is today will not be what it is tomorrow. From VentureBeat Summit, "AI is advancing quickly, “it’s very dynamic and changing, and the industry, and even the academics, underestimate the rate of change.”

    - Focus on compelling business issue aka delivery logistics, complex customer order process, changing customer patterns and other complex issues that you don't have an immediate solution or that your business is changing, and you want a new way to solve the problem.

    - Explore both historical to new data - neither is important alone but both working together can find weaknesses and opportunities. History is certainly any guide for the future, however, at the very least you may find existing problems that will continue to exist unless something is done about them.

    - Build for changing data analytics - more than just a better data "algorithm" model build an ever evolving data modeling process.

    - Build an AI business model - what is the goal and how does this AI system or approach fit into an immediate and long-term business model ......
  • Accelerating Business Faster via Strategic Customer Assessments - New
    Accelerating Business Faster via Strategic Customer Assessments - New
    Thomas B. Cross Recorded: Oct 23 2019 33 mins
    In this 30-minute webinar, we will explore the means for accelerating company revenue by increasing performance of their customers using strategic assessments. Here are the Top-10 Topics presented.
    1 - Customer – now and forever will always be about the customer.
    2 - Content - the words, images, ideas, AI abstractions or messages you use to communicate to the customer.
    3 – Channels Media – what mainstream and other media channels are customers using now and will use?
    4 - Channels of Distribution – build “agile” sales channel models adapting to known and emerging markets designed to reduce enterprise sales cycles.
    5 – Connections - the means for networking with other businesses, industry, government and others.
    6 - Communications - the unique organization processes that occur between companies and customers.
    7 - Collaboration - organizational thought leadership for content development and delivery processes.
    8 - Call to Actions – driving behavior without which nothing happens.
    9 - Crisis - chaos, buzz, glitz, hate, squawk, gossip, glam and anything you can imagine being said for or against you.
    10 - Coming Sooner - the race to zero and competition is not just coming soon but sooner.
  • Next-Generation Customer Communications Management
    Next-Generation Customer Communications Management
    Finovate and Nuxeo Recorded: Oct 23 2019 57 mins
    Each year, banks and insurers generate billions of customer communications with one simple goal: a more personalized experience for customers. And yet, they are being held back by legacy technologies that are expensive, outmoded, and cannot address new delivery channels or modern privacy and security regulations. Learn how to modernize your customer communications.

    In this #FinovateWebinar with Nuxeo we learn how your peers are modernizing print management in today’s age of privacy. We will cover how to:

    - Replace expensive printing and posting with digital delivery and a “mobile first” strategy
    - Modernize antiquated and expensive legacy print management solutions
    - Manage and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements, such as GDPR and the California Privacy Act
    - Delivers consistent customer service for the print impaired ensuring compliance with Section 508, AMA, AODA, the UK Equality Act

    Featuring:
    Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer, Nuxeo
    Tim Nelms, Vice President International, Crawford Technologies
  • Making the most of cloud migration (Part 2)
    Making the most of cloud migration (Part 2)
    FinTech Futures and Endava Recorded: Oct 21 2019 6 mins
    Making the most of cloud migration – Expert Advice from Bill Cunningham, Endava (Part 2)

    Download some more insights- https://www.fintechfutures.com/2019/10/ebook-accelerating-banking-efficiency/

    For more fintech news, please visit https://fintechfutures.com or sign up to our daily newsletter here: http://bit.ly/2Ulw1aS
  • Making the most of cloud migration (Part 1)
    Making the most of cloud migration (Part 1)
    FinTech Futures and Endava Recorded: Oct 21 2019 5 mins
    Making the most of cloud migration – Expert Advice from Bill Cunningham, Endava (Part 1)

    Download some more insights- https://www.fintechfutures.com/2019/10/ebook-accelerating-banking-efficiency/

    For more fintech news, please visit https://fintechfutures.com or sign up to our daily newsletter here: http://bit.ly/2Ulw1aS

    Follow us on Twitter: @FinTech_Futures
  • Top 10 Critical Concepts in Crisis Management Communications - October Update
    Top 10 Critical Concepts in Crisis Management Communications - October Update
    Thomas B. Cross Recorded: Oct 17 2019 22 mins
    The world by all standards is not more stable but is actually significantly more vulnerable due to sabotage, espionage, and crisis’s of all kinds. A crisis management solution is a series of online tools/apps designed to assist, guide, track and manage all corporate communications activities in a timely manner. While we would like to think there is one term to describe responses in a crisis, there is not one type of crisis nor one word to cover all situations critical to any crisis communications. Increasingly, social networks are filled with toxic nonsense, mis and disinformation, weaponized media, shamers, haters, privacy violations, fake and deep fake which you cannot predict. You cannot react to all of this, you can only direct a strategy to manage personal and company messaging. Here are the top 10 reasons for acquiring and using a crisis management team as well as tools/apps as it is "not if but only when" a crisis, disaster or terrorist attack will happen.

    Here are the Top 10 Critical Concepts presented: Communications, Context, Contact, Collaboration, Connections, Consistency, Channels, Compliance, Cynchronicity and Customers. This 30-minute webinar will review, navigate and provide actionable tools to help you manage the upcoming crisis coming to you and your business.
  • Revolutionizing Credit Cards: How to Deliver Value Through Context
    Revolutionizing Credit Cards: How to Deliver Value Through Context
    Finovate and Flybits Recorded: Oct 17 2019 51 mins
    Technology advancements and the proliferation of consumer apps have created a new customer experience paradigm that is changing how people are using credit cards.

    Customers expect brand interactions to feel like a dialogue, one that is relevant, timely and personal to them; regardless of whether that's online or offline.

    Join us for this webinar to learn more about:

    - The customer experience paradigm shift, from episodes to journeys
    - How to leverage the power of contextual marketing to enhance the cardholder lifecycle
    - How to optimize your cardholder lifecycle management
  • Overview of Digital Meeting Technology Professional Certification
    Overview of Digital Meeting Technology Professional Certification
    Thomas B. Cross Recorded: Oct 8 2019 24 mins
    This 30-minute webinar will explore and expand critical concepts of digital meeting technology (DMT) certification for the live or webinar course. Long ago, a business leader said, "If you are boring face-to-face, you will still be boring via teleconferencing. More recently a leading VC investor added, "Technology only makes it worse." Overcoming not just the failings but building the means for overall business improvement is the core to Digital Meeting Certification. Key highlights: integration of digital meeting technology (DMT) into business meetings, using DMT for specific meeting types, using DMT to enhance overall business performance and other issues. For scheduling email cross@gocross.com and for more info look at https://growthfundingnews.com/ for this and other onsite/online courses.
  • Evan Kirstel's TECH Talks
    Evan Kirstel's TECH Talks
    Evan Kirstel & Tom Cross Recorded: Oct 4 2019 15 mins
    This is a weekly one-hour livecast with Evan Kirstel and Tom Cross discussing the highlights of the week titled: What’s REALLY UP and Down For the WEEK in TECH
    with Topics for Each Week
    - Customer Experience - Good, Bad, Ugly
    - Tech – Up’s and Down’s
    - Gadgets – Love/Hate
    - Ideas for Action
    - Random Weird Events
    - Coming Soon - Future Thoughts
  • Accelerating Revenue Performance via Strategic Customer Assessments
    Accelerating Revenue Performance via Strategic Customer Assessments
    Thomas B. Cross Recorded: Oct 2 2019 30 mins
    In this 30-minute webinar, we will explore the means for accelerating revenue by increasing performance of their customers using strategic customer including channel partner assessments. Here are the Top-10 Topics presented.
    1 - Customer – now and forever will always be about the customer.
    2 - Content - the words, images, ideas, AI abstractions or messages you use to communicate to the customer.
    3 – Channels Media – what mainstream and other media channels are customers using now and will use?
    4 - Channels of Distribution – build “agile” sales channel models adapting to known and emerging markets designed to reduce enterprise sales cycles.
    5 – Connections - the means for networking with other businesses, industry, government and others.
    6 - Communications - the unique organization processes that occur between companies and customers.
    7 - Collaboration - organizational thought leadership for content development and delivery processes.
    8 - Call to Actions – driving behavior without which nothing happens.
    9 - Crisis - chaos, buzz, glitz, hate, squawk, gossip, glam and anything you can imagine being said for or against you.
    10 - Coming Sooner - the race to zero and competition is not just coming soon but sooner.
  • Drive differentiation from your competition
    Drive differentiation from your competition
    FinTech Futures and Seismic Dec 10 2019 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Banks are facing increased commoditization pressure. In order to combat that pressure, they are focusing on improving their product offering to compete with peers, but also focusing on enabling their client-facing teams to deliver a differentiated client experience.

    To achieve both of those goals, Banks are ramping up their spend on technology investments to stay ahead of competition, but struggle to prioritize where to invest, whether to build or buy, and how to measure success.

    Join Seismic and FinTech Futures, and guest speaker Dharmesh Mistry, to learn more about the investments that Banks are making in enabling their client facing teams.

    These teams, particularly Relationship Managers, are the messengers of your Bank’s brand and product offering to clients.

    Now, it is as important as ever to ensure these teams are as educated, efficient, and effective as possible when interacting with clients and potential clients.

    RMs, Treasury Sales, and other product specialists should be up to speed on the Bank’s products, position relative to competitors, and brand messaging. They should also be supported with the tools and resources to communicate this information to clients, within the guardrails of compliance.

    After this webinar, you will walk away with:
    •An understanding of enablement trends in Banking
    •A prioritization framework for technology investments
    •Details on how to enable your client-facing teams to deliver a better client experience
  • 10 Laws of Cloud Solution Building
    10 Laws of Cloud Solution Building
    Chaitra Vedullapalli and Karen Fassio Jan 9 2020 9:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Building cloud solutions is a daunting task. Learn how to navigate the solution building with cloud technology with Cloud Hyperscalers.
  • Why operational excellence in payments is critical to your future success
    Why operational excellence in payments is critical to your future success
    FinTech Futures & Red Hat Jan 29 2020 2:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Improving your operational efficiency is on the forefront of competitive advantages. And it’s your leadership that is helping you thrive in this hyperconnected world. But could you be doing more? Should you be considering different approaches?

    Join us for this virtual firechat chat from Sibos with Red Hat and FinTech Futures and learn:

    •Steps taken to improve the design of their payment operational processing
    •Strategic tips and lessons learned in building and executing payments strategy
    •How technology that simplifies complexity can also help create a more agile culture?