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  • 4 Killer Ways to Give Your Business an Edge in 2018
    4 Killer Ways to Give Your Business an Edge in 2018 Brian Moran Recorded: Nov 15 2017 66 mins
    You need to hit the ground running in 2018 so now is the time to take a critical look at your business. Do you have a business goal for 2018? Do you have a plan for how you will achieve that goal? Most business owners don't have either. Whether you are just starting out, or you’ve been running your company for decades, you can recharge your goals to achieve success in 2018. In this webinar Brian Moran helps you define customized strategic goals that work for your business so you can sustain long-term growth, starting in 2018.

    *Learn what type of business owner you are and how to use this to your advantage
    *Decide how to effectively incorporate the social media platforms that are right for you
    *Understand how your competitive landscape impacts your business
    *Know when to phone a friend
  • [Podcast] Episode 50! We got hacked + Interview w/ loanDepot CFO, Bitcoin.
    [Podcast] Episode 50! We got hacked + Interview w/ loanDepot CFO, Bitcoin. George Popescu & Ryan Ross Recorded: Nov 3 2017 33 mins
    Ryan and George interview Bryan Sullivan of loanDepot about the US home loan market. Then, we talk about Bitcoin's rise, Cryptocurrency mining, and the Hacking of Lending Times' website.
  • [Podcast] Square, Betterment at 1 Billion & ICOs, Lending Ecosystem
    [Podcast] Square, Betterment at 1 Billion & ICOs, Lending Ecosystem George Popescu & Ryan Ross Recorded: Oct 27 2017 25 mins
    George & Ryan Talk about 6 articles:

    FT Partners’ CEO Monthly Alternative Lending Market Analysis
    SoFi’s CEO Hiatus Stalls Its Big-Time Banking Ambitions
    Orchard’s Online Lending Ecosystem Update: “Lendscape”
    PayPal A Buyer, Not Seller, And May Seek A Big Target
    Why Square Is Entering the Bank Business
    Betterment is now valued at $ 1 billion in private market trading
  • Shifting Mindset on Cloud Security Controls
    Shifting Mindset on Cloud Security Controls 451 Analyst: Fernando Montenegro, Cloudvisory Speaker: Richard Eisenberg Recorded: Oct 26 2017 61 mins
    “The traditional mindset of ‘lift & shift’ is sub-optimal. Perimeter security controls don’t need to go away, but organizations need to utilize Cloud-Native controls for micro-segmentation and stronger security of cloud resources” Source: 451 Research

    In this webinar, Fernando Montenegro, Information Security Analyst of 451 Research and Richard Eisenberg, VP Client Development of Cloudvisory will outline how companies can successfully transition to optimal Micro-segmentation and Security Orchestration in cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud environments. Done correctly, this will speed up dev-ops, greatly improve security and lower operational costs.

    1. Understand network security concepts in cloud environments, including difference between perimeter and workload controls.
    2. Learn the benefits of integration between workload security controls and DevOps processes.
    3. See Cloudvisory's approach to workload security with a demo covering key use cases such as discovery, orchestration, micro-segmentation, and auto-remediation.

    About Cloudvisory:
    Cloudvisory continuously discovers and visualizes multi-cloud infrastructures across providers like AWS, Azure, OpenStack...in real-time. It orchestrates and provisions immutable security policies with 24x7 audit and compliance.
  • How to organize an ICO
    How to organize an ICO George Popescu Recorded: Oct 21 2017 66 mins
    In this webinar you will learn our strategies for:

    1. Marketing
    2. Token and Smart Contract Structuring
    3. Affiliates/Bounties
    4. Advisors and Team Building
    5. Messaging and PR
    6. And more…
  • O que está por vir para o Brasil do ponto de vista econômico e político?
    O que está por vir para o Brasil do ponto de vista econômico e político? Apresentador: Ricardo Sennes Sócio, Prospectiva, Renato Pasquini Diretor de Pesquisa Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Oct 19 2017 84 mins
    O Brasil está passando por um momento de profunda transformação com diferentes reformas sendo discutidas no Congresso e políticas públicas sendo debatidas para aumentar a competitividade do país.

    Qual é a estrutura econômica e política na crise brasileira atual? Quais variáveis vão determinar as tendências futuras?

    Nesse webinar iremos discutir:
    O cenário político e econômico atual do Brasil
    A crescente fragmentação do sistema político
    Perspectivas para o Brasil para 2017 e 2018 focando nas eleições do próximo ano
  • [Podcast] Goldman will lend, Sofi will endure, & Private Credit
    [Podcast] Goldman will lend, Sofi will endure, & Private Credit George Popescu & Ryan Ross Recorded: Oct 2 2017 20 mins
    After a few weeks of vacation, We discussed 6 articles this week:

    Goldman Banks on Lending to Grow
    OneMain Deal Analysis
    Institutional Buyers and Loan Originators with New Opportunities in Private Credit
    Today In Data: SoFi’s Woes
    SoFi Condoned ‘Rampant Sexual Activity,’ Lawsuit Allege
  • AI: The key to creating a next-gen banking experience
    AI: The key to creating a next-gen banking experience Katy Gibson Vice President of Application Products Envestnet | Yodlee Recorded: Sep 28 2017 61 mins
    AI apps are shaping up to be an essential part of financial institution and fintech offerings. Yet these innovative solutions are only as useful as the data they can access. In our webinar, we’ll show you how to apply predictive analytics and AI to a massive scale of data to derive valuable insights and power more personalized user experiences.

    From financial wellness apps that help your customers save money, to chatbots that assist users with making payments, the better you understand your users, the more relevant your solutions will be. Learn how AI technology and tools can help detect patterns in financial and transactional data, predict future events and even enable you to suggest a course of action for your users, resulting in a deeper and more meaningful connection.

    In this VB Live webinar, you’ll find out how to:

    • Drive customer engagement and loyalty with the next wave of financial wellness solutions
    • Use predictive analytics and AI to deliver more personalized and engaging apps and chatbots
    • Provide users with intelligent financial guidance based on past behavior
    • Extract valuable insight from a wealth of data to measure users’ financial health
    • Partner with vendors to develop the machine-learning based systems that constantly analyze data and derive insights to drive more meaningful conversations with your end users

    SPEAKERS:
    * Katy Gibson, VP of Application Products, Envestnet | Yodlee
    * Dion F. Lisle, VP Head of FinTech, Capgemini America Inc.
    * John Vars, Chief Product Officer, Varo Money
    * Keith Armstrong, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Abe.ai
    * Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Yodlee
  • Maintaining a good relationship with your funders! Crowdfunding for startups and
    Maintaining a good relationship with your funders! Crowdfunding for startups and European Crowdfunding Network Recorded: Sep 28 2017 6 mins
    This video explains how to follow up with you funders after the campaign closes, i.e. your investor relations following a successful fundraising or you customer engagement until you deliver your product or service.
    This video was created for http://www.epluseurope.eu/ and http://startupeuropeclub.eu/
  • How to create an image video! Crowdfunding for startups and SMEs: Lession 6
    How to create an image video! Crowdfunding for startups and SMEs: Lession 6 European Crowdfunding Network Recorded: Sep 28 2017 3 mins
    This video explains how to create a good and convincing video for your campaign, with limited resources. This is one of your key entry points for potential investors and customers, which you can use for online marketing. Make use of free resources.
  • Your Target! Crowdfunding for startups and SMEs: Lesson 5
    Your Target! Crowdfunding for startups and SMEs: Lesson 5 European Crowdfunding Network Recorded: Sep 27 2017 5 mins
    This video explains how to set an adequate funding target for crowdfunding campaigns and how to aim for the best outcome in relation to your funding needs.
    This video was created for http://www.epluseurope.eu/ and http://startupeuropeclub.eu/
  • Types of Crowdfunding! Crowdfunding for Startups and SMES: Lesson 1
    Types of Crowdfunding! Crowdfunding for Startups and SMES: Lesson 1 European Crowdfunding Network Recorded: Sep 27 2017 3 mins
    This video helps startups and SME management to better understand the basic differences of the most applicable crowdfunding structures for attracting funds. Lending, Equity and Reward structures are applied to the basic funding needs. The video series continues with more details and help to understand type of crowdfunding might be applicable.
    This video was created for http://www.epluseurope.eu/ and http://startupeuropeclub.eu/
  • How to plan your crowdfunding page? Crowdfunding for startups and SMEs: Lesson
    How to plan your crowdfunding page? Crowdfunding for startups and SMEs: Lesson European Crowdfunding Network Recorded: Sep 27 2017 7 mins
    This video gives you guidelines on how to use crowdfunding platforms most effectively depending on what type of crowdfunding you are undertaking. It also reiterates key communication aspects.
  • How to crowdfund successfully? Crowdfunding for startups and SMEs: Lesson 3
    How to crowdfund successfully? Crowdfunding for startups and SMEs: Lesson 3 European Crowdfunding Network Recorded: Sep 27 2017 4 mins
    In this video you learn how to chose the right platform and how to apply best practice to create high potential crowdfunding campaigns. Please watch also the previous videos in this series, if you have not done so yet.
    Visit www.eurocrowd.org for more updates on crowdfunding in Europe. This video was created for http://www.epluseurope.eu/ and http://startupeuropeclub.eu/
  • Is Crowdfunding right for me? Crowdfunding for startups and SMEs: Lesson 2
    Is Crowdfunding right for me? Crowdfunding for startups and SMEs: Lesson 2 European Crowdfunding Network Recorded: Sep 27 2017 5 mins
    This video helps startups and SME management to better understand if crowdfunding is the right option for them to raise funds and engage stakeholders. The benefits are outlined as are the necessary commitments. The video series continues with more details and help to understand type of crowdfunding might be applicable.

    This video was created for http://www.epluseurope.eu/ and http://startupeuropeclub.eu/
  • Win and Wow Customers – 6 Best Practices for Onboarding in Banking and Insurance
    Win and Wow Customers – 6 Best Practices for Onboarding in Banking and Insurance Sheryl Kingstone-451 Research, Jim Marous-Financial Brand, and Sarah Johnson-Kofax Recorded: Sep 21 2017 59 mins
    Banks, credit unions and insurance companies may have differing business models, but they all have a common goal: better conversion and retention rates.

    Fortunately, better customer onboarding usually translates to better conversion and retention. For this reason, organizations continue to invest in digital technologies to streamline operations and eliminate time-consuming online interactions in areas such as new account opening, loan origination and policy applications.

    Those first information-intensive interactions, of course, are the most critical: you usually only get once chance to win a new customer’s business. But winning is only part of the equation. What if you could win—and wow—customers from those first moments and keep them engaged throughout the onboarding process?

    Mark your calendars for this upcoming webinar, where industry experts will share six best practices to help your organization win and wow customers:

    • Easy—Enable instant image and data capture via web and mobile technology
    • Accurate—Extract data from pictures of physical documents without error-prone manual entry
    • Automated—Invest in workflow tools to automate and track completion of process steps
    • Visible—Empower staff and customers with process transparency and timely communication
    • Consistent—Ensure data is complete and integrated across internal systems
    • Efficient—Meet expectations for speed, while effectively managing regulatory risks

    Speakers will include:
    •Sheryl Kingstone, Director, 451 Research
    •Sarah Johnson, Industry Solutions Architect, Kofax
    •Jim Marous, Owner and Publisher, Digital Banking Report

    Don’t miss out! Register now >>
  • Preeminent PE: The new Masters of the Tech Universe
    Preeminent PE: The new Masters of the Tech Universe Brenon Daly, Research Director, Financials, 451 Research Recorded: Sep 7 2017 63 mins
    Forget Oracle, IBM or any of the other big-name, publicly traded acquirers that – until now --have always set the tone in the tech M&A market. If a tech deal printed in 2017, the buyer is more likely a private equity firm than any of the well-known serial acquirers on the US stock market. This is the first time in the history of the multibillion-dollar tech M&A market that financial acquirers have been busier than these strategic acquirers. To understand how the ever-growing influence of buyout shops is reshaping the tech industry, join 451 Research for an hour-long webinar on Thursday, Sept. 7 2017.
  • E-Signatures & Digital Lending: How to Move 99% of Customers off Paper
    E-Signatures & Digital Lending: How to Move 99% of Customers off Paper David Smith, Vice President, Application Systems, & Many More.. Recorded: Aug 31 2017 61 mins
    In the sub-prime lending market, speed-to-close determines market share. Join us to learn how an end-to-end digital process with e-signatures transformed OneMain’s lending business – positioning the lender as the largest personal loan company in the U.S. Today,99% of OneMain’s loans are e-signed, enabling them to be closed and funded significantly faster than on paper.

    In this 60-minute presentation, you’ll learn how the company took a phased approach and implemented e-signatures in the call center and online channels, then expanded to the branch network. This year, OneMain will complete its e-signature roll-out to 1,700 branches, where the majority of its loans are transacted.

    Our speakers will share firsthand insights and advice on topics like:

    · Top e-signature requirements, such as security, deployment, scalability
    · Best practices for preparing a national roll-out – including working with regulators on a state-by-state basis
    · Designing optimal workflows for remote vs. in-branch transactions
    · Preparing the branch network for e-signature

    Presenters: David Smith, Vice President, Application Systems, OneMain
    Philip Hannah, Director of IT, OneMain
    Mary Ellen Power, VP Marketing, eSignLive by
    VASCO
  • High Scale, High Stakes: Adjusting Focus and Investment at the Network Gateway
    High Scale, High Stakes: Adjusting Focus and Investment at the Network Gateway Dan Cummins, Senior Analyst with 451 Research and Tim Chiu, Senior Director of Product Marketing with Symantec Recorded: Aug 2 2017 50 mins
    As cloud continues to erase the network perimeter, it’s more important than ever to align IT infrastructure to track more closely to the businesses it serves.

    As a result, gateway technology choices and investments need to fit the cloud model and fit in terms of security use case, value, and real-world business requirements.

    Join Dan Cummins, analyst with 451 Research and Tim Chiu, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Symantec, for an informative webinar on August 2 to hear a discussion of network security today.

    Agenda:

    - Discussion on the increased dependence on HTTP and HTTPS

    - The limitations of Firewalls in the web and cloud world

    The increasing critical need for web gateways, both on premise and in the cloud, for achieving:

    - Access governance for users and devices

    - Verifiable protection against advanced attack methods

    - Agile risk management and measurable return on investment.

    Important opportunities are at hand right now to integrate network and cloud-based approaches to achieve coordinated and robust anti-malware, privacy, policy and connectivity capabilities, while continuing on a path to flexible, software-defined infrastructure.

    Register Today
  • VR content production: How to take advantage of the VR wave
    VR content production: How to take advantage of the VR wave Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Recorded: Jul 26 2017 60 mins
    VR creates infinite storytelling possibilities, but it’s also infinitely difficult to pull off. It’s a completely new medium that requires an entirely new way of creating content, and endless inventiveness, and have you ever seen a 360-degree camera?

    Join our latest interactive VB Live event to hear how companies are reducing travel expenses but improving employee connection, conducting interviews, and giving presentations. Learn about companies like Walmart using VR technology to train employees; how doctors are leveling up their skills; educators are transforming learning; and audience engagement skyrockets when you give them a whole new way to see, touch and interact.

    And discover how consumers are interacting with VR right now, and what the marketplace is expected to look like in the year ahead.

    Register now for real talk on the possibilities of virtual reality, the resources you need, and the rules to break.

    In this webinar you’ll:
    *Hear the results - for the first time - of the latest VR market research
    *Discover the compelling business case for VR
    *Understand why consumer-generated VR content is important to business
    *Find out how companies are using VR content to strengthen their bottom line
    *Learn what’s next in the VR content world

    Speakers:
    * Dean Johnson, Head of Innovation, Brandwidth
    * Crystal O’Hea, Senior Director Expedition X, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Technology, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • [Podcast] Ethereum, Goldman’s SIMON, 2 x Sofi news and Consumers & Tech
    [Podcast] Ethereum, Goldman’s SIMON, 2 x Sofi news and Consumers & Tech George Popescu & Ryan Ross Recorded: Jul 26 2017 19 mins
    George & Ryan Talk about 5 articles:

    DBRS Student Loan ABS report
    Goldman Sachs is looking to spinoff one of its tech bets at a $ 75 million valuation
    The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2017, US
    SoFi loses another senior executive, as chief revenue officer Michael Tannenbaum departs
    SoFi CEO: Why Ethereum Is Much More Valuable Than Bitcoin
  • Workloads, Data Centers & Cloud Strategy: Market & Technology Trends
    Workloads, Data Centers & Cloud Strategy: Market & Technology Trends Carl Lehmann, Principal Analyst with 451 Research, and Don Davis, Technology Director for Iron Mountain’s Data Center busines Recorded: Jul 25 2017 58 mins
    IT planners have far more options as to where to run their workloads than ever before. On-premises data centers, co-location facilities and managed services providers are now joined by hybrid multi-clouds – a combination of Software-, Infrastructure- and Platform-as-a-Service (SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS) execution venues. All have unique operational, performance and economic characteristics that need to be considered when deploying workloads.

    In this Webinar Carl Lehmann, Principal Analyst with 451 Research, and Don Davis, Technology Director for Iron Mountain’s Data Center business will discuss how industry leading enterprises determine the best execution venues for their workloads by addressing:

    •The market and technology trends that influence workload, data center and cloud strategy
    •How to evaluate the characteristics of various workloads and execution venues
    •How to manage workloads across on-premises and off-premises ecosystems
    Attendees will learn how to formulate an IT strategy that can be used to guide the decision criteria needed for placing workloads on their best execution venues, and enable the migration and ongoing management of workloads across a hybrid multi-cloud enterprise architecture.
  • [Podcast] Fastest Consumer Lender, Prosper President, SoFi shuts Zenbanx, Blockc
    [Podcast] Fastest Consumer Lender, Prosper President, SoFi shuts Zenbanx, Blockc George Popescu & Ryan Ross Recorded: Jul 7 2017 22 mins
    George & Ryan talk about popular news articles;

    The Fastest Consumer Lenders to $ 1 Billion in Originations
    Ron Suber, Prosper President and Industry Legend, Stepping Down
    Six months after acquisition, SoFi is shutting down Zenbanx
    Bloomberg Report is Critical of Online Lenders
    Summer Fintech Reading Ideas
  • How FinTech & RegTech will Democratize Access to Capital
    How FinTech & RegTech will Democratize Access to Capital Dara Albright Recorded: Jun 29 2017 25 mins
    Presentation for Commonwealth Embassy's Billionaire Round Table Conference highlighting how modern financial technology ("FinTech") as well as a coinciding modern regulatory regime ("RegTech") can ensure the global democratization of capital.
  • [Podcast]Amazon’s Bank, Loan Performance, SoFi adds 400, Platformitisation
    [Podcast]Amazon’s Bank, Loan Performance, SoFi adds 400, Platformitisation George Popescu & Ryan Ross Recorded: Jun 22 2017 21 mins
    Why Banks Are Going To Survive
    Amazon Has Secretly Become a Giant Bank
    FinTech company SoFi to add 400 Delaware workers by 2018
    Latest PeerIQ Loan Performance Monitor
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