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  • How strategic VCs are priming healthcare startups for success
    How strategic VCs are priming healthcare startups for success Daniel Galles, Partner, Providence Ventures Recorded: May 15 2018 61 mins
    The healthcare system feels as though it’s years behind, compared to other consumer-dominated industries, and for good reason. Fluctuating payment models, care structures, patient journeys, and shifting relationships between patients and their physicians have complex, ever-shifting barriers to implementing innovative solutions – and do it at scale.

    But the potential to disrupt healthcare with innovative solutions and technology at scale is huge. It just takes an astute venture capital partner who can help you navigate the complexities, paired with your own healthcare expertise. Join this webinar to learn how VC partnerships can help you navigate through the regulations and complicated nature of healthcare, and get your startup thriving.

    By attending this webinar, you’ll:

    * Learn what it takes for a startup to be successful in the highly complex and regulated healthcare industry
    * Gain perspective from established health tech CEOs
    * Understand the importance of having a strategic VC in an industry like healthcare
    * See what VCs are looking for in the healthcare and health tech categories

    Speakers:

    * Mike McSherry, CEO of Xealth
    * Daniel Galles, Partner, Providence Ventures
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Providence Ventures
  • Beyond POCs: Fostering long-term collaboration between Incumbents and FinTechs
    Beyond POCs: Fostering long-term collaboration between Incumbents and FinTechs Nektarios Liolios, Hélène Alunni-Botteri, Nigel Verdon, Sarah Kocianski Recorded: Apr 25 2018 50 mins
    There’s been a lot of talk about Banks and Financial Institutions appetite for working with FinTech companies and other startups. Yet successful collaboration requires commitment and agility from both sides – FinTechs and Incumbents, and most engagements with large organisations frizzle out because of the incapability of creating real collaboration projects. Between differing cultures, vastly different infrastructures and an ever changing compliance playing field, collaboration between banks and FinTechs is far from simple, derailing many proposed partnerships.

    Is it enough to have the appetite for working with startups? Startups can provide enormous value but can incumbents identify what the value is? Or is it just the matter of observing, keeping up with trends? What does it take to create meaningful collaboration between FinTech startups and incumbents? What are the key challenges they face?

    Join us with expert panel:

    - Nektarios Liolios, Founder & CEO of Rainmaking Colab & Startupbootcamp FinTech
    - Hélène Alunni-Botteri, Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator - EMEA
    - Nigel Verdon, Founder and CEO of Railsbank

    Moderator: Sarah Kocianski, Principal Research Analyst - ‎11FS
  • Breaking Into FinTech 101
    Breaking Into FinTech 101 Sophie Winwood (Innovate Finance), Ina Yulo (BrightTALK), Valentina Kristensen (OakNorth), Kathryn Harris (LBG), Nina Mohanty Recorded: Apr 19 2018 64 mins
    FinTech is a hot and trendy industry with topics like blockchain, digital banking, and cryptocurrencies on just about everyone's lips. The peaked interest in the sector has even encouraged universities, such as Oxford, to create courses specifically for FinTech. Meet-up groups and accelerators are also constantly delivering workshops on the top skills needed to make candidates more attractive to hiring managers.

    Join this session to learn:
    Do you need a background in Financial Services or Tech?
    The key skills that all FinTech start-ups will be looking for
    The positives and negatives of working for a large institution
    The positives and negatives of working for a start-up
    CV hacks: some easy ways to make your CV more FinTech-friendly
    Top resources available for people who want to learn more
  • FinTech Funding on the Rise
    FinTech Funding on the Rise Alix Brunet, Tomi Fyrqvist, Gareth Jefferies, Francisco Lorca, Triin Linamagi Recorded: Apr 18 2018 59 mins
    Global FinTech financing hit a new record in 2017. We saw the biggest FinTech funding jump in Europe – the growth over 120%, yet US early stage FinTech deals fell as investors made more concentrated bets. Early-stage FinTech deal share dropped to a 5-year low in 2017 according to CBInsights latest report. There’s also been a sharp increase in later stage FinTech funding by corporates backing nearly half of the deals. Is this enough evidence to say that investors are pulling away from early stage FinTech Investing? Why have we seen the rise in corporate scale-up programs? Where is FinTech funding heading in 2018? What are the FinTech trends to Watch next? What's VCs take on cryptocurrencies?

    Join us for a discussion with expert panel of VCs and investors:

    - Alix Brunet, Finch Capital
    - Tomi Fyrqvist, AXA Venture Partners
    - Gareth Jefferies, Northzone
    - Francisco Lorca, EthosData and Lapinta Ventures

    Moderated by: Triin Linamagi, Rainmaking Colab
  • Leading Indicators: Transforming from a dance scholar to a research manager
    Leading Indicators: Transforming from a dance scholar to a research manager Dr Caitlin McDonald, Data, Research & Insights Manager at Tes Global Recorded: Apr 11 2018 13 mins
    Leadership is not about how many people report to us, but what kind of influence we have in the teams and communities we operate in.

    Join Caitlin for a few career stories illustrating how we can step into leadership with confidence and clarity in a constantly shifting career landscape.
  • Start Ups - Diverse By Design
    Start Ups - Diverse By Design Juliet Eccleston, Co-founder and CEO at AnyGood? Recorded: Apr 6 2018 28 mins
    When you’re developing and refining a proposition, it can be easy to focus simply on what most people need and and how you can provide it as quickly and cost efficiently as possible. The 80/20 rule right?

    Those involved in start ups are in the unique position of being able to re-write the rule book. They can be unconstrained within their design process by traditional corporate boundaries and move beyond something that works for most, to something that is both inclusive and extraordinary.

    In this live webinar, I’ll share some of the key techniques we used to develop AnyGood? as a proposition that was “Diverse By Design”. This not only resulted in us having a far more ethical proposition, but one that was more desirable too.

    If you’re in an early stage start up, or are in a larger organisation and have a proposition that’s being developed and refined, tune in and I’ll share my learnings.
  • How blockchain can help IoT deliver ROI
    How blockchain can help IoT deliver ROI Jonathan Johnson, Board Member, Overstock.com Recorded: Apr 5 2018 61 mins
    A projected 10 billion more devices will be connecting to the Internet in the next four years. The business potential behind that number is huge, but so are the challenges the IoT ecosystem faces — from lack of a shared architecture for interconnection to the continued problem of how to authenticate devices on the network.

    But as customers connect more devices and expect less friction and more continuity across them, blockchain technology seems to hold the potential to unlock new business model use cases — and ROI from them. Join the latest VB Live event to learn more about intersections between IoT and distributed ledger technologies and explore how they can unlock the security required to realize a profitable Future of Things.

    In this webinar you'll learn:

    *What distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain mean for businesses in 2018?
    *How blockchain for IoT can build trust between people and parties who transact together, reduce costs, and accelerate transactions
    *The future of universal architecture and what it means for autonomous products and services

    Speakers:

    * Jonathan Johnson, Overstock.com Board Member. Medici Ventures President
    * Bob Kain, CEO, Luna DNA
    * Jessica Groopman, Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Insurtech - Using data analytics to optimise customer engagement
    Insurtech - Using data analytics to optimise customer engagement Intelligent InsurTECH Recorded: Mar 28 2018 46 mins
    Join insurtech experts from Sapiens, Generali, Metlife and MAXIS GBN and Tryg Insurance at Data Tech Talks during Intelligent InsurTECH Europe as they discuss how your company can use data analytics to optimise customer engagement and retention.

    The panel

    Steve McNickle,
    VP Sales EMEA,
    Sapiens

    Douglas Robare
    Global Head of Underwriting - Financial Lines, Generali Global Corporate & Commercial,
    Generali

    Andrew Stocker
    Vice President Head of Distribution
    Global Employee Benefits,
    MetLife and MAXIS GBN

    Nikhil Kaithwal
    SVP - Group Chief Analytics Officer
    Tryg Insurance
  • Blockchain - Where are we now?
    Blockchain - Where are we now? Magdalena Ramada Sarasola Recorded: Mar 27 2018 37 mins
    Magdalena Ramada Sarasola, Senior Economist at Willis Towers Watson, discusses blockchain from an insurance perspective.

    Recorded live at Intelligent InsurTECH Europe this presentation examines present trends in blockchain, future developments and how quickly your business could see the benefit of this technology.
  • You Should've Been a Doctor: How to turn your interests into a career
    You Should've Been a Doctor: How to turn your interests into a career Ina Yulo, Senior Content Strategy Manager, BrightTALK Recorded: Mar 23 2018 44 mins
    Ever since she was a kid, Ina Yulo's grandmother told her that she wasted the skills she had in math and science by going into the marketing and communication field. "You should've been a doctor," said her grandmother. To which she responded, "But I don't WANT to be one."

    Despite taking a while for her to really feel comfortable and proud about her chosen path, she now has a thriving career running content strategy and communities for the FinTech industry, where she has grown a community of over 300,000 global members.

    Join this session where you will learn:

    -How to intelligently turn your interests into an income-earning profession
    -The importance of putting time aside for learning
    -Finding your niche, your tribe, and yourself
    -The importance of speaking opportunities and throwing yourself out there
    -Branching out -- How not to be a one-trick pony
  • Moving to a Customer-Centric Insurance Claims Process
    Moving to a Customer-Centric Insurance Claims Process Intelligent InsurTECH Recorded: Mar 22 2018 45 mins
    Automation is set to drastically change the way insurers operate in the coming years. One particular area for disruption of current practices is the automation of claims.

    In this video, filmed at Intelligent InsurTECH Europe 2017 we brought together three industry experts to share their experience and knowledge on how providing a user-friendly, automated claims model can help a business win and retain customers.

    The panel

    •Charles Bush, Head of Property and Energy Claims, Zurich Commercial Insurance UK
    •Steven Wilkins, Head of Underwriting Insight, Hiscox
    •Rosaria Truppo, Co-Founder, Photocert
  • Insurtech Startup Investment & Engagement
    Insurtech Startup Investment & Engagement Intelligent InsurTECH Recorded: Mar 21 2018 43 mins
    Join a panel of insurtech experts discussing the most important issues facing insurance startup investment and engagement today, as recorded at Intelligent InsurTECH Europe 2017.

    This videocast is chaired by Twan Hoste, head of product management at Roundcube. He is joined by an experienced panel of incumbents, investors and startups to discuss a range of subjects including:

    •How to generate entrepreneurship within organisations / build ambitious insurtech startups: opportunities and challenges.
    •How can incumbents and startups use each other’s capabilities in an optimal way to ensure a successful partnership?
    •Investing to innovate: what’s interesting based on the 3 P’s (profitability; persistency - keeping the customer longer; proximity - to the customer); how and when to invest; global investment trends; re/insurance giants’ recent startup investment & partnerships.
    •Tracking commercially viable startups / solutions emerging around the world & qualifying potential investments.
    •What startups need to know about investors - the do’s and don'ts & best practices both worlds can share.
    •Is it possible for Europe to compete against Asia, when we look at the regulatory environment?
    •Looking into the near future - where will innovation come from? How to keep up with newcomers delivering optimisation and automation quicker through partnership models.

    The panel
    •Twan Hoste, Head of Product Management, Roundcube
    •Martin Pluschke, Head of Group Digitisation Strategy, Nürnberger Versicherung
    •Minh Q. Tran, Former General Partner, Europe, AXA Strategic Ventures
    •Alexandre Rispal, co-CEO, Moonshot-Internet, Société Générale Insurance
    •Volker Büttner, Head of Group Innovation, Generali Group
    •Matthew Jones, Investor, Anthemis Group
    •Michael Fitzgibbon, Vice President of Insurance Services & Chief Underwriting Officer, Slice
  • Your Leadership Revolution
    Your Leadership Revolution Samantha Woolven, Culture and Change Consultant at SW Consultants Recorded: Mar 15 2018 45 mins
    Transparency, trust, and two-way communication. We are no longer in the age of top-down management and we would rather pull than push. The world of work is changing all around us, how can we keep up?

    Authenticity and core purpose are the cornerstones of customer and employee engagement. How close are you and your leadership team to your frontline employees and the customers you are all here to serve?

    You too can you kickstart a leadership revolution - empowering your people to be more open, helping everyone to take on more responsibility, and working together to make your company grow.

    Sharing stories of success and practical tips to overcome internal challenge, Samantha will lead you through why, how, and the enormous potential of getting everyone to lead your business better.
  • Insurtech: What the Board Needs to Know When Creating Platforms for Innovation
    Insurtech: What the Board Needs to Know When Creating Platforms for Innovation Intelligent InsurTECH Recorded: Mar 14 2018 66 mins
    Join an expert panel of insurtech influencers as they debate the most important issues facing insurance boardrooms today.

    The videocast starts with a keynote address from Brian Wallace, Chief Technology Officer - Insurance, DXC Technology at Intelligent InsurTECH Europe 2017. The speech focuses on how insurtech is creating innovation and how current insurers can adapt and transition to deal with these changes.

    Following this is the keynote panel from the Intelligent InsurTECH Europe 2017 event, which brings together some of the greatest minds in the industry discussing a wide range of issues and challenges conventional insurers face in the insurtech space while expanding on the points made in Brian Wallace’s keynote address.

    Panellists featured in this keynote
    • Brian Wallace, Chief Technology Officer - Insurance, DXC Technology
    • Jacob Abboud Chief Information Officer, Allianz Insurance (UK)
    • Marc Guy Victor Sordoni Chief Executive Officer, Unipol RE
    • Shirine Khoury-Haq Chief Operating Officer, Lloyd's of London
    • Martin Henley, Group Chief Information Officer, XL Catlin

    Our panellists discuss:
    •Which insurtech solutions can help insurers differentiate themselves and bring unique competitive advantages to the business?
    •How will insurtech impact the core business, results, portfolio, new clients and profitability?
    •What are the benefits compared to the current operations?
    •How much will it cost? What’s the potential ROI and impact on the bottom line? Why should the board approve the investment?
    •Where do the real opportunities lie? Where should insurers focus on: the connected car; the connected home; the connected self?
    •How to attain scalability; what are possible opportunities and pitfalls?
    •The pressure to remain competitive: How much time do we have, if any?
    •Recent initiatives and implementation case studies.
  • Own Your Story--A Personal Brand Workshop
    Own Your Story--A Personal Brand Workshop Olivia Christian Brand Strategist, Workshop Lead Recorded: Mar 8 2018 31 mins
    An organization's vision and purpose is communicated from the top down. CEOs, Executive Directors and Leadership Teams are charged with motivating varying audiences to their goal or cause, e.g. invest, volunteer, give, attend, work with us. What's essential in effectively communicating a vision and purpose that includes both the logical--the head, and the emotional--the heart?

    Bio:
    Olivia Christian’s early professional career was dedicated to working with and on behalf of elected representatives that were committed to improving the lives of individuals and families living in the San Francisco Bay Area’s most vulnerable communities.

    In 2005 Olivia left city hall and began working as a brand development consultant. Her clients have included organizations providing access to life advancing services to the underserved and female entrepreneurs developing resources and opportunities that support the professional and personal growth of other women. Through her workshop, OWN YOUR Story, Olivia coaches individuals and teams who want to effectively convey the why, how and what of their personal brand story for any given audience.
  • Catch Your Leadership Stride: Behaviors that Drive Success
    Catch Your Leadership Stride: Behaviors that Drive Success Leslie A. Rubin and Kendra Dahlstrom Recorded: Mar 8 2018 59 mins
    A successful and effective leader is like an athlete- they must continuously train to stay ahead in an ever-changing business climate. Many leaders come with “built-in” skills and behaviors that give them an advantage, while others may need to learn new behaviors just to stay in the race.

    In this session, we’ll discuss what it takes to be a great leader – from a high degree of self-awareness to a stomach for ambiguity, to be an effective communicator, and of course, maintain a positive attitude. These are just a few of the behaviors we’ll uncover that are needed for both the aspiring and current leader to catch and maintain a leadership stride. We’ll also highlight real-life examples of current executives and leaders, and share some key tips to evaluate what’s working and what’s not.

    In this interactive session, you will learn:
    •What it takes to have a leadership mindset.
    •Identifying behaviors that we need to "unpack" or need to evolve.
    •Understand core attributes great leaders must have when they are leading a team, running a company or communicating.

    Presenters:
    Leslie A. Rubin, CEO, Image Matterz Consulting, Author, and Co-Founder of Executive Greatness Institute
    Kendra Dahlstrom, CEO, Aspire to Be International, Author & Coach
  • Women in Tech Leadership: Building your Brand & Becoming a Better Leader
    Women in Tech Leadership: Building your Brand & Becoming a Better Leader Jeanne Morain, Emerald de Leeuw, Jill Donahue & Andrea Short Recorded: Mar 8 2018 59 mins
    2017 was a historic year for women and feminists around the world. With the #metoo and #knowno campaigns, gender gaps and disparities were brought to light in ways they hadn't been before.

    Now it's a new year and with it comes new challenges for women in hi-tech careers: whether it be navigating your career through these times, finding or becoming a mentor, building your personal and professional brand as a leader, dealing with office politics or maintaining work-life balance, the challenges and opportunities for women in the workplace are endless.

    Join this expert panel with moderator Jeanne Morain and panelists Emerald de Leeuw, Executive Director, EuroComply Data Protection Technology, Jill Donahue, Sr. Director of Marketing, PC Connection, and Andrea Short, Director, Supplier Marketing at Tech Data.

    They will share personal stories and experiences, tips and best practices, problems and solutions around these and other topics for women in tech leadership.
  • Women Innovators in FinTech
    Women Innovators in FinTech Innovate Finance Recorded: Mar 8 2018 45 mins
    Closing the FinTech gender gap remains a priority for Innovate Finance. We want to ensure female leaders play a vital role in creating better financial services for our communities. Although we have a lot of work to do to support more female FinTech founders and CEOs we should not overlook the contributions that women already play in our ecosystem. Many institutions that support FinTech companies – including regulators, professional services groups, government organisations and marketing specialists– are headed up by women. Together they are driving FinTech forward and helping to create one of world’s most successful business sectors.

    Join us as we speak to some of these women on International Women's Day 2018.
  • Building a Global Community
    Building a Global Community Áine Mulloy, Elva Carri, Pamela Newenham - founders of GirlCrew Recorded: Mar 8 2018 46 mins
    From every day interactions to support when you need it, our lives are built around communities. GirlCrew is an online social network for women that started as a Tinder hack but turned into a global phenomenon.

    The network is about women coming together to share advice and have fun. In this webinar, the founders discuss the highs and lows of building a community, and how creating a positive space online can have a huge impact.
  • Uniting Your Multi-Generational Teams
    Uniting Your Multi-Generational Teams Joanie Connell, Ph.D., President, Flexible Work Solutions, Inc. Recorded: Mar 7 2018 40 mins
    How much are generational conflicts costing you? Maybe it’s a troubled relationship with a boss, or a business relationship with a client or someone on your team that’s impeding your success. You’ve probably had the opposite experience, too—when you have made a solid connection with someone of a different generation, like a great mentoring relationship, where you both learned from each other and benefited from each other’s different perspectives.

    This webinar is about bridging generational differences to leverage generational diversity in your work teams. You will learn a quick way to increase understanding and empathy to connect with people from different generations in a non-judgmental, productive way. You can use this method to increase the cohesiveness of your teams and increase collaboration and performance.
  • Selling Technology: How to Build Key Relationships with your Customers
    Selling Technology: How to Build Key Relationships with your Customers Carrie Francey, Diane Updyke & Kelly Ireland Recorded: Mar 7 2018 56 mins
    The way in which we sell is changing, especially for women in hi-tech careers. Today’s sales environment is culture-driven, and the culture in the hi-tech industry can be a challenging place for women in leadership positions.

    The biggest change has been in collaborative conversation. There is no product discussion, we don’t talk about hardware, software or service. We discuss the problem or need in depth and work toward a proof of concept. Instead of selling big deals, the market has shifted towards proof of concept, subscription-based and selling to inform. It’s not just about sales anymore; it’s about sales and marketing alignment and how to bridge the gaps.

    Talking points will include:
    - How the market has shifted
    - How women can help and enable other women
    - Tips and tricks for selling in the world of digital transformation

    Join this expert panel with Diane Updyke, VP Sales & Advisor, Startups, Carrie Francey, VP Strategic Alliances, HPE and Kelly Ireland, CEO, CB Technologies, as they discuss these and other trends in the tech, startup and SaaS sales environment.
  • The Power of Perception: What Women Need to Know About Leadership & Gender
    The Power of Perception: What Women Need to Know About Leadership & Gender Shawn Andrews, Founder & CEO, Andrews Research International Recorded: Mar 6 2018 60 mins
    Women account for more than 50% of the U.S. Labor force and 60% of college graduates in both the U.S. and Europe. Yet, women hold only 5.0% of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies. Women encounter many barriers to success which limits career advancement. These barriers include unconscious biases, structural obstacles, self-limiting mindsets, work-life balance priorities, and emotional intelligence and gender differences - which lead men and women to approach virtually every aspect of business differently. Dr. Shawn Andrews will provide strategies to help minimize these barriers and advance your career.

    Learning Objectives/Key Takeaways:

    - Explore the scope of the leadership gender gap
    - Examine barriers that limit women’s career advancement
    - Identify emotional intelligence attributes and their impact on leadership
    - Explore how gender differences impact perception and promotion in the workplace
    - Apply strategies to advance your career and leadership opportunities

    About the presenter:
    Dr. Shawn Andrews is a keynote speaker and organizational consultant. She speaks and consults to a diverse range of clients, including SABMiller Brewing Company, Broadcom, Johnson and Johnson, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and many more. She has authored multiple published articles and blogs, leads webinars and workshops, and has her first book coming out March 6, 2018.
  • Obtaining a Bigger Voice: How to Speak so Others Will Listen!
    Obtaining a Bigger Voice: How to Speak so Others Will Listen! Cathy McNally, Founder and CEO, Women Speak Up! Recorded: Mar 6 2018 58 mins
    In this webinar, you’ll learn how to have a “bigger voice” – how to be a more effective and persuasive communicator in speech, writing, and presentations. We’ll talk about the challenges and fears women face when communicating in the tech workplace and discuss ways to overcome them. You’ll leave the webinar with tools, tips, examples, and resources that you can use to develop a bigger voice today!

    Cathy McNally is Founder and CEO of Women Speak Up, a speaker training organization for women who want to change the world. Cathy is passionate about helping people communicate so that they can effect change. She is a coach, speaker and trainer; learn more at womenspeakup.org.
  • #WhyWait – Driving Gender-balance and New Opportunities for Women Today
    #WhyWait – Driving Gender-balance and New Opportunities for Women Today Bobbie Carlton, Founder of Innovation Women Recorded: Mar 6 2018 39 mins
    Last year, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, best known for the annual Davos gatherings, added 47 years to the time necessary to reach workplace equality. According to the WEF, in 2017, gender parity ‘shifted into reverse” and it will take 217 YEARS for disparities in the pay and employment opportunities of men and women to end. It is the first time since 2006 that “slow but steady progress” toward parity has halted.

    Join this interactive session to learn more about
    - The factors that will help us close the gender pay gap
    - The new opportunities available to women today

    About the Speaker:
    Bobbie Carlton is the founder of Innovation Women, a new model speaker’s bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women. The company helps connect women with event managers looking for speakers, panelists, moderators and presenters, especially for industry conferences and events. In 2010 Bobbie was named one of the “Ten Bostonians who have done the most for the startup community.”