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  • How to Drive Transformation through Intrapreneurship. The I.M.P.A.C.T. Framework
    How to Drive Transformation through Intrapreneurship. The I.M.P.A.C.T. Framework
    Davide Turi Recorded: Nov 25 2020 52 mins
    Get an overview on how to drive transformation in your organisation as an intrapreneur, following our practical 6-step process.

    Organisations must transform in order to adapt and thrive to these unprecedented times. Now more than ever, organisations need entrepreneurial leaders — Intrapreneurs — who know the business, industry, customers better than anyone else.

    After having worked with hundreds of intrapreneurs, we collected our insights into a 6-step framework named I.M.P.A.C.T. to help leaders deliver innovation within large organisations.

    In this practical workshop, we will explore and review key tools and practical examples you can use from today to:

    - Deal with internal stakeholders and processes.
    - Get support throughout the innovation journey.
    - Test propositions with a lean and experimentative approach.
    - Bring people on-board and build cross-functional teams.
    - Scale-up and institutionalise the change.

    Hosted by Davide Turi, enterprise innovation strategist and founding partner of Studio Zao. Working with world's leading organisations including Sony Music, EY, the NHS, Pentland Brands, Ellesse, Speedo, Imperial College London and the Institute of Cancer Research, Studio Zao helps organisations to develop and empower internal entrepreneurial talent — the leaders of the future.

    Find out more at www.studiozao.com
  • Leverage Automation in Underwriting to Reduce Costs & Speed-Up Response Times
    Leverage Automation in Underwriting to Reduce Costs & Speed-Up Response Times
    Tim Yorke (AXA), Michael Zimmer (Zurich), Bradley O'Connor (Beazley), Claudio Morando (Swiss Re), Ed Challis (Re:infer) Recorded: Nov 24 2020 61 mins
    Delivering quick response times is now vital for any high-growth business. But most underwriters don’t have the infrastructure to automate unstructured communications at scale—especially when it comes to the broker relationship.

    In fact, according to a recent case study by Hiscox, 97% of broker requests are incorrectly routed. Leverage automation in underwriting and you’ll maximize the likelihood of a timely response, saving both time and money.

    In this webinar, you'll find out how automation is reducing manual workload for underwriters, streamlining operations, and elevating the broker experience.

    You’ll find out how to:

    - Avoid intellectual waste: Exploit automation to reduce the time skilled underwriters spend on repetitive tasks and redirect labour to adding real value—developing the client relationship
    - Streamline communications: Integrate robotic process automation, machine learning, language processing, optical character recognition and analytics to triage submissions from multiple sources, detect and remove duplications, reduce human error and ultimately reduce processing time
    - It’s not just about being faster…use automation and analytics to make better quality underwriting decisions and select the right risk
    - Pinpoint the opportunity automation creates to reduce costs in terms of new hires and efficiency savings
    - Explore how automation can be used to elevate the broker experience, drive efficient operations, and dramatically speed up response times

    And hear from these automation experts:

    - Tim Yorke, Chief Operating Officer, AXA Commercial, AXA
    - Bradley O’Connor, Head of Operations Technology Platforms, Beazley
    - Dr. Michael Zimmer, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Zurich Group Germany
    - Claudio Morando, Head Portfolio Analytics & Strategy EMEA, Swiss Re
    - Moderator: Ed Challis, CEO, Re:infer

    This webinar is sponsored by Re:infer. By signing up you agree to share your information with this organisation.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Digital Delivered: Building Channel/Partner Programs That Work
    Digital Delivered: Building Channel/Partner Programs That Work
    Momenta & Lynx Software Technologies Recorded: Nov 19 2020 58 mins
    A strong go-to-market strategy is a company’s cornerstone for future sustainability. Knowing that, it comes as no surprise that a top priority for decision-makers and sales leadership is to strengthen their go-to-market strategy with a vibrant partner channel ecosystem.

    There are various ways on how this can be approached, but choices made now can strengthen your company’s competitive position when the crisis subsides.

    Join Momenta’s Strategy Partners and their guest, Keith Shea, Advisor Corporate Development from Lynx Software Technologies as they discuss the best practices for successfully creating and executing a partner and channel strategy program for Digital Industry.

    During this webinar we will be discussing:

    · Top five reasons partner strategies fail
    · Key questions to consider when creating a Partner/Channel GTM strategy
    · Best practices in assessing and testing a Partner/Channel GTM strategy
    · Overcoming Partner/Channel GTM execution challenges
  • Prepare for Future of Investments and Transactions
    Prepare for Future of Investments and Transactions
    George Galanopoulos, Sanjay Singh and Akhil Bajaj, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Nov 18 2020 66 mins
    COVID-19 has impacted the professional services market significantly. Corporate transactions and how they are conducted have seen substantive and transformational changes, driven by digitalization, demand compression, and supply chain challenges. Geopolitical issues further compound the ongoing situation. What are the significant medium- to long-term challenges and opportunities for stakeholders? When will the M&A transactions market return to normal? Is there a silver lining to the COVID-19 crisis for the transaction market?

    Key Takeaways:

    1. Discover parallels and differences with the dotcom bubble bust and mortgage crisis
    2. Learn how to optimize the deal-making process in the new normal
    3. Identify the new practices to make transaction execution more efficient
    4. Understand how M&As can be used to enter new transformational sectors and growing economies
  • 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
  • Post-COVID-19 Food & Beverage Value Chain Shift in 2021 and Beyond
    Post-COVID-19 Food & Beverage Value Chain Shift in 2021 and Beyond
    Chris Shanahan, Consulting Director, Chemicals, Materials & Nutrition, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Nov 17 2020 67 mins
    Attend the webinar to gain critical insights:

    1. Recommendations to help generate, evaluate, and implement effective strategies given the current challenging times.
    2. How to leverage technological advancements in various fields—from Information Technology to Chemicals and Biologicals, developers of agricultural equipment, consumables, and services—can provide solutions that benefit farmers, such as enhanced product quality, minimization of input use and waste, and overall profit optimization.
    3. Better understand growth in the market share of private store brands versus traditional national brands will accelerate, especially in the United States.
    4. Learn potential consequences on the structure of future food and beverage value chains and how we obtain, cook, and eat our food for at least the next decade.
  • 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.
  • The New P&L 'Reimagining Entrepreneurship' Roundtable Panel Discussion
    The New P&L 'Reimagining Entrepreneurship' Roundtable Panel Discussion
    Kelly Bewers, Social Innovation Leader Recorded: Nov 11 2020 70 mins
    There's a lot of talk about "build back better" with business leaders, organisations and think tanks contributing ideas and concepts to paint the picture of a better future. However, we also need to focus on the doers - those taking action, and willing to fail, in pursuit of the reimagining of business today. In particular, at times of crisis, these entrepreneurs are seen as leaders who can emerge with new solutions and innovations that play their part in transforming society.

    This week on The New P&L 'Reimagining Entrepreneurship' Roundtable Panel Discussion, Sana Shafi, Founder of STRIVE; Bayo Adelaja, CEO at Do it Now Now and Alice Moxley, Founder of Pivot join our guest host, social innovation leader, Kelly Bewers to explore what it means to be an entrepreneur today; who 'gets to be one'; the challenges of, and imbalances in, access to finance and funding; and if there might be new ways to create the conditions for entrepreneurship that are much more inclusive and sustainable over the longer term.

    Guest websites:

    www.striveconsultants.co.uk

    www.doitnownow.com

    www.makepivot.org
  • Smart Cities to Create Business Opportunities Worth $2.46 Trillion by 2025
    Smart Cities to Create Business Opportunities Worth $2.46 Trillion by 2025
    Malabika Mandal, Research Consultant and Vinay Venkatesan Program Manager, Visionary Innovation Group, Frost & Sullivan Recorded: Oct 30 2020 30 mins
    The uncertain post-pandemic situation will compel smart cities to focus more on developing collaborative, data-driven infrastructure to provide appropriate healthcare facilities as well as public security services. They will create significant business opportunities with a market value of $2.46 trillion by 2025.
  • Digital Industry Impact: Intelligent Supply Chains
    Digital Industry Impact: Intelligent Supply Chains
    Momenta Partners Recorded: Oct 29 2020 61 mins
    Over the past five years, Supply Chain has been transformed by a tsunami of emerging technology at a scale and pace of change that has never been seen before.

    Join the leaders of Akua, Cloudleaf and NanoThings as they review the state-of-the art in supply chain management and emerging trends that will lead to even greater change in the coming years. They will be sharing how they've helped their clients achieve bottom-line value and create top-line business opportunities and results with their solutions.

    During this webinar we will be discussing:
    - Key trends in digital industry supply chain
    - Real-world examples of impactful innovation
    - Best practices in developing and delivering value for their clients
  • Tech Talk: The money you're missing out on
    Tech Talk: The money you're missing out on
    Lauren Crossett, Head of Wealth at Plaid, Hayden Pirkle, Product Marketing Manager at Plaid Recorded: Oct 27 2020 28 mins
    From industry acquisitions and tightening margins to behavioral shifts accelerated by Covid-19, internal and external trends are steering wealth and investment management in new directions. As the current landscape takes shape, now is the time to figure out your company’s best path forward.

    Join Plaid’s Lauren Crossett and Hayden Pirkle for a look at how enterprise wealth financial institutions and business units can keep pace with evolving trends.

    Lauren and Hayden will discuss a wide-range of topics including:

    -The changing environment for investment companies
    -How companies are winning in a crowded marketplace
    -How Plaid can help you convert new customers
  • What it takes to launch a mobile game internationally
    What it takes to launch a mobile game internationally
    VentureBeat x Facebook Recorded: Oct 22 2020 61 mins
    Mobile gaming is a global billion dollar industry. Its meteoric rise is fueled by growing ad revenues, an increase in gamer participation from a diverse demographic, and investment from non-gaming giants from entertainment and other industries. At the same time, the advent of technologies like 5G and increased cloud capabilities are expanding mobile game appeal and accessibility.

    The next step? Launching abroad. Publishers are capitalizing on these trends by expanding their reach into new, lucrative markets. But finding success means overcoming some at-home market hurdles like foreign government regulations, the risk of market saturation and competition, and the spectre of slow sales. Such hurdles can make the leap to cross-border success intimidating — but there's never been a better time to go global.

    For insights into what it takes for American publishers to build an international audience and vice-versa, the strategies that developers need to put into place, and how to mitigate risk, join experts from Facebook Audience Network in this VB Live event.

    From a NA/LATAM lens, this session will cover:

    - What is influencing publisher motivations to expand internationally?
    - What should publishers ask themselves when looking to expand?
    - What are the key insights and trends publishers can leverage when planning to expand?

    Speakers:

    - Marcio Freire, Head of LATAM & Americas Scaled, Facebook Audience Network
    - Martin Bradley, Research Director, 2CV
    - Jennifer Poulson, Head of Publishing & Product, SEA, Riot Games (moderator)
  • Rapidly Roll-Out Innovation: Deploy AI & Cloud in Operations & Infrastructure
    Rapidly Roll-Out Innovation: Deploy AI & Cloud in Operations & Infrastructure
    Jeanette Ward (Texas Mutual) Kevin Kirby (State Auto) Mary Bahna-Nolan (Pacific Life and Sean Baird (Nuxeo) Recorded: Oct 22 2020 64 mins
    To survive and thrive in the modern business world, you need to effectively leverage your content and data. But not all digital initiatives lead to digital transformation. Hobbled by a risk-averse culture, most insurers focus their investments on optimizing existing processes. While focusing on automation to improve productivity or delivering a better customer experience can provide value to the business, they rarely transform it.

    Discover how to achieve true digital transformation in this upcoming webinar, sponsored by Nuxeo. You’ll explore how leading organizations are using digital technologies – including process automation, cloud, and artificial intelligence – for more transformative objectives.

    In this 1-hour free webinar you’ll learn how to:

    - Think big to strengthen your competitive position: Ensure you’re ready to seize new opportunities or disrupt markets with new products, services, and business models
    - Modernize your systems and use the cloud to increase flexibility and scalability
    - Drive streamlined, touchless processes and better decision-making to boost customer satisfaction
    - Overcome the limitations of legacy platforms to rapidly roll-out innovation
    - Leverage AI during the claims process: Intelligently manage multimedia files, like videos, images, and audio to add more context to the claims process

    …by listening to these expert speakers:

    - Jeanette Ward, Chief Operating Officer, Texas Mutual Insurance Company
    - Mary Bahna-Nolan, SVP, Head of Product Innovation and Strategy, Pacific Life
    - Kevin Kirby, Digital Transformation Product Owner, State Auto
    - Moderator: Sean Baird, Director of Product Marketing, Nuxeo

    This webinar is sponsored by Nuxeo – by signing up you agree to share your data.
  • Power Hour with Louise Hill, COO of gohenry
    Power Hour with Louise Hill, COO of gohenry
    Innovate Finance Recorded: Oct 22 2020 59 mins
    The Innovate Finance Power Hour is back. Tune into our new digital format where we interview the brightest and best from across the FinTech ecosystem. Learn more about their journey, their challenges and their outlook on the future.

    Do you have a question for Louise? Let us know when you register!

    Louise Hill, co-founder and COO, gohenry
    Louise has over 20 years experience in commerce and operations. Prior to gohenry, Louise was at the forefront of the retail industry’s transition to digital, launching the first wave of ecommerce websites for some of the UK’s biggest household names, including Next Directory, John Lewis, The Innovations Group, Past Times and Debenhams.

    Louise is an authority on financial education and the youth economy and has made regular appearances on BBC radio and TV, including BBC Breakfast. She is often called on for speaker opportunities at high-profile events including keynote speaker at CogX 2020 and Innovate Finance’s Global Summit and is currently representing the youth sector as part of the government’s APPG on Challenger Banks and Building Societies.

    Louise is a big advocate for the power of learning by doing and dedicates time talking to MBA groups at universities around the country.
  • How paying attention to what your users say can pay off
    How paying attention to what your users say can pay off
    VentureBeat x unitQ Recorded: Oct 20 2020 60 mins
    Product quality is more important than ever. User retention, brand equity, and revenue are driven by the quality of products and experiences you deliver. The simple fact of the matter is that companies that consistently deliver great products and experiences beat the competition.

    One of the top ways companies can consistently deliver great products is by automatically identifying actionable quality issues in user feedback and sharing those insights with product, engineering, and support teams. Automated product quality analysis can save you time and guide you to allocate resources to initiatives that improve product quality and drive growth.

    Join this VentureBeat Live event to learn more from companies that have implemented automated user feedback platforms to drive significant improvements in product quality, the best way to integrate tools into your workflow, the best tools to use, and more.

    Attendees will take away:

    - A broad overview of how product quality impacts user retention, brand equity, and revenue
    - An in-depth look at how to drive significant improvements in product quality in a cost-effective manner
    - How to select and implement the right automated quality analysis platform
    - And more!

    Speakers:

    - Greg Burch, VP Engineering, StyleSeat
    - Kyle Nesbit, Chief Resident & Technical Lead, Gradient Ventures
    - Anthony Heckman, Head of Growth, unitQ
    - Ben Ilfeld, Head of Product, VentureBeat (moderator)
  • Digital Industry Impact: Intelligent Supply Chains
    Digital Industry Impact: Intelligent Supply Chains
    Momenta Partners Recorded: Oct 15 2020 62 mins
    Over the past five years, Supply Chain has been transformed by a tsunami of emerging technology at a scale and pace of change that has never been seen before.

    Join the leaders of Akua, Cloudleaf and NanoThings as they review the state-of-the art in supply chain management and emerging trends that will lead to even greater change in the coming years. They will be sharing how they've helped their clients achieve bottom-line value and create top-line business opportunities and results with their solutions.

    During this webinar we will be discussing:
    - Key trends in digital industry supply chain
    - Real-world examples of impactful innovation
    - Best practices in developing and delivering value for their clients
  • HR Strategies and Intrapreneurial Talent in Times of Transformation
    HR Strategies and Intrapreneurial Talent in Times of Transformation
    Davide Turi Recorded: Oct 15 2020 43 mins
    “Entrepreneurial talent is a critical component of competitiveness and innovation, and will become even more so in a fast-changing world that continues to combine digitalisation and globalisation.”

    As organisations face the challenge of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in an increasingly changing world, intrapreneurs provide the creativity, adaptability, risk-taking and energy needed to effectively navigate obstacles and identify valuable opportunities.

    Tune in to our conversation with Steve Bright, International HR Director at American global aerospace and defence technology corporation Northrop Grumman, to discover the key role intrapreneurial talent plays in helping large organisations impact bottom line and growth.

    With 20+ years of experience as an international business leader and consultant, Steve has worked for a variety of global firms specialising in defining strategy, organisational alignment and building international capability.

    In this 45-minute conversation, we will be discussing:

    - Tangible results generated by Intrapreneurs
    - HR strategies to succeed in the new normal
    - The role of intrapreneurial talent in times of transformation
    - Identifying intrapreneurial capabilities within organisations


    Hosted by Davide Turi, enterprise innovation strategist and founding partner of Studio Zao. Working with world's leading organisations including Sony Music, EY, the NHS, Pentland Brands, Ellesse, Speedo, Imperial College London and the Institute of Cancer Research, Studio Zao helps organisations to develop and empower internal entrepreneurial talent — the leaders of the future.

    Find out more at www.studiozao.com
  • The New P&L speaks to social innovation leaders, Roshni Patel & Kelly Bewers
    The New P&L speaks to social innovation leaders, Roshni Patel & Kelly Bewers
    Paul Spiers, Founder, The New P&L - Principles & Leadership in Business Podcast series Recorded: Oct 15 2020 50 mins
    Social entrepreneurship is on the rise, driven by those whose passion and purpose it is to affect real change in society. The evolution of social entrepreneurship over recent years has also demonstrated that ‘not-for-profit’ doesn’t and shouldn’t mean ‘no profit’; as profitability is vital for the ongoing funding of the purpose that sits at the heart of these important organisations.

    This week, The New P&L – Principles & Leadership in Business podcast series speaks to two UK social innovation leaders about their experiences of working with social impact enterprises and helping them to adapt their thinking and commercial models; as well as discussing how social entrepreneurs can ‘keep the faith’ in tough times and what leadership characteristics are needed by these 'entrepreneurs with a purpose' to ensure they play their part in creating a sustainable, inspiring and successful future for this crucial sector of the economy.
  • The New P&L 'Social Entrepreneurship - The Future for Innovation' Roundtable
    The New P&L 'Social Entrepreneurship - The Future for Innovation' Roundtable
    Paul Spiers, Founder, The New P&L - Principles & Leadership in Business Podcast series Recorded: Oct 14 2020 75 mins
    The aim of social entrepreneurship and innovation is to try and address the needs of society in more efficient, effective and intelligent ways – through business becoming a force for good: innovating and designing for society as well as for profit to create social and commercial value.

    The global challenges we collectively face, by virtue of their scale, will not discriminate between society and business – the failure of businesses to play their collective role will impact on their success and profitability as much as it will on society more generally.

    So, The New P&L – Principles & Leadership in Business podcast series brought together a panel of voices from across the social innovation space to discuss whether ‘Social Entrepreneurship is the Future for Innovation’. Sponsored by SocietyInside.com, the Roundtable discusses what can be done to firmly break the perception in business that social innovation doesn’t equate to profitable innovation and whether we currently have a critical ‘moment in time’ for businesses and society to make the transition to an innovation model that is based on both profit and purpose.

    Download the Executive Summary Discussion Paper at: https://www.principlesandleadership.com/knowledge-bank
  • How technology can help banks serve their customers more safely
    How technology can help banks serve their customers more safely
    Innovate Finance Recorded: Oct 14 2020 60 mins
    The Coronavirus pandemic has brought into sharp focus on how banks can provide their services with less contact. Technology has a vital part to play – and if we look at the different banking technologies available – not just in the UK but across the globe – we’ve seen how banks are adapting to this ‘new normal’.

    The webinar would discuss how banks have had to adapt to the restrictions imposed – but still maintain banking provision for personal and SMB financial needs including providing –

    - Remote services: Interactive Teller Machines – how this technology hasn’t been taken up in the UK, but is prevalent across the US and Middle East. Coronavirus has shifted ITM perception and it offers some important benefits in keeping banking running. Remote deposit capture (the ability to deposit a cheque via an image on your mobile banking app has important) has important relevancy today for small businesses – enabling them to do their banking from the safety of their business or homes

    - Contactless and pre-staged transactions – minimising touch points at the ATM by enabling contactless authentication and pre-staged transactions to be fulfilled at the ATM. With Coronavirus, it’s all about minimising consumer touch points at the ATM – by removing the need to insert your card (additional plus around reducing card skimming) or using the keypad for authentication or touchscreen when running the transaction.

    - Scalable customer service solutions – providing banks mobile-first technology to reach customers in an easy, non-disruptive way and vice versa

    Moderator:
    Rashee Pandey, Head of Partnerships, Innovate Finance
    Panelists:
    Douglas Orr, CEO and Founder, Novastone
    Filip Surowiak, General Manager UK, viacash
    Fiona McDade, Global Marketing Director - Financial Software Solutions, NCR
    Tom Bull, Associate Partner - Head of FinTech, EY
  • 6 Mega Growth Opportunities in Israel & UAE
    6 Mega Growth Opportunities in Israel & UAE
    Frost & Sullivan Experts and Key Government Officials from UAE and Israel Recorded: Oct 13 2020 75 mins
    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel's recent peace deal has opened up tremendous business opportunities. There are many synergies to be explored in various sectors, such as defense, agriculture, technologies, water conservation, urban farming, autonomous vehicles, and healthcare.

    Join Frost & Sullivan experts Mani James, Dr. Tiran Rothman, and Subhash Joshi, plus key government officials from UAE and Israel, as they come together for the first time to share their experiences and insights into how you can tap into each country’s potential.

    Our guest speakers:

    1. Adv. Uriel Lynn, President of the Federation of the Israeli Chambers of Commerce
    2. Eyal Eliezer, Head of Strategy and Marketing, “Invest in Israel,” Ministry of Economy and Industry
    3. Dr. Ron Tomer, Co-CEO of Unipharm and President of the Manufacturers Association of Israel
    4. Mohammed Shael, CEO of Corporate Strategic Affairs
    5. Fahad AlGergawi, CEO of Dubai Investment Development Agency
    6. Saed Alawadi, CEO of Dubai Export Development Corporation
    7. Mr. Abdelrahman Al Hosani, Director, Exporter Services

    Key Takeaways:
    • Understand the key future trends that will drive growth opportunities in Israel and UAE.
    • Determine critical ways the two countries can collaborate with their respective innovation systems.
    • Identify top strategic sectors which offer investment hot spots for investors.
    • Examine insights into top strategies leveraged by governments to propel business.
  • Modernise Legacy Systems for Enterprise-Compatibility and Claims Decisions
    Modernise Legacy Systems for Enterprise-Compatibility and Claims Decisions
    David Nichols (Zurich), Hugo Emanuel Fernandes (Hiscox), Martin Kroos (Achmea) and Adrian McKnight (WNS Global Services) Recorded: Oct 8 2020 62 mins
    Disruptive changes call for game-changing agility and innovation. Shifting customer expectations, a looming talent shortage, and advances in technology have compelled many insurers to make their claims management process future-ready.

    While companies are witnessing a surge in claims, they are also struggling to contain rising costs, optimize workforce productivity and drive customer experience. But what will enable insurers to solve these challenges and transition to a future-ready state?

    Join the team from Intelligent Insurer as they talk to Zurich, Achmea, Hiscox and WNS to get the details on how to deliver a roadmap for claims transformation.

    In this webinar, you’ll get exclusive insights from:

    David Nichols, Chief Claims Officer, Zurich
    Martin Kroos, Head of Claims, Achmea
    Hugo Emanuel Fernandes, Group Claims Innovation Lead, Hiscox
    Adrian McKnight, Executive Vice President Transformation & Quality, WNS Global Services

    In this live and interactive session, we will discuss:

    ● Transforming the claims operating model during and post- COVID-19: Explore the impact of working remotely on data security and systems, the feasibility of burst capacity to process critical claims, and assess whether your systems can support rapid updating of products in the face of COVID-19
    ● Tackling legacy claims technology and data challenges to enable automation: Get non-homogeneous, asynchronous data from multiple systems in the same format to prepare for robotic process automation (RPA) and allow better underwriting, actuarial and claims decisions
    ● A changing claims workforce: Address the lack of skills to manage legacy systems and redeploy staff to manage data integration for claims for digitization
    ● A digital ecosystem to safeguard against market disruptions: Migrate your claims process into an agile, flexible digital operating model underpinned by technology platforms to ensure your data investments hold strong, with the digitization of the customer journey at the core
  • UK property webinar: how asset-backed lending continues to deliver for investors
    UK property webinar: how asset-backed lending continues to deliver for investors
    Tom Brown, Managing Director of Ingenious Real Estate Dec 1 2020 10:30 am UTC 45 mins
    Despite the unprecedented conditions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, parts of the UK real estate market have displayed exceptional resilience and delivered investors with market leading Business Relief returns (source: TER, March 2020).

    Tom Brown, Managing Director of Ingenious Real Estate will be joined by our guest speaker, Head of London Valuation at Lambert Smith Hampton, Paul Roskilly, and together will discuss:

    • How UK residential real estate has performed throughout the pandemic and the underlying fundamentals that support ongoing strength in certain areas of the market.
    • How a selective, asset-backed lending strategy can mitigate investment risk and deliver steady, long-term growth for investors.

    Our real estate team manage the lending activity undertaken by Ingenious Estate Planning Private Real Estate, a Business Relief qualifying service.
  • Discover How AI Uncovers the Hidden Value of Unstructured Data in Underwriting
    Discover How AI Uncovers the Hidden Value of Unstructured Data in Underwriting
    Dante Guevara (Chubb), Mahfuj Munshi (Nationwide), Hélène Stanway (AXA XL), Reid Colson (Markel), Pamela Negosanti, expert.ai Dec 1 2020 4:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Accurate and efficient underwriting is the cornerstone of profitable growth for insurers. To drive productivity, AI is key, but unfortunately not all data is structured and ready to use. In fact, 80% of enterprise data is unstructured, in the form of emails, text documents, legal reports, voice recordings, videos, social media.

    Get to grips with unstructured data and you’ll be able to extract and organise data to evaluate risk and mimic human understanding. Ultimately, you can reduce your costs, increase your win ratio, and boost market penetration.

    In this 1 hour free webinar you will:

    - Examine key AI use cases, like image and voice recognition, robotics, predictive analytics and NLU, to extract data, check and modify policies and triage submissions - especially for commercial lines where the risk is higher, and the conditions are unique
    - Reduce customer friction through technologies, like Natural Language Understanding, chatbots and virtual assistants, that allow you to tap into unstructured data
    - Enhance renewals and accurately evaluate your exposure by using AI to streamline manual, slow and error-prone processes and analyse non-standard policies
    - Transform submission triaging and processing through technology, like OCR and NLU, to drive efficiency and free up underwriters’ time for high-value tasks
    - Use AI to align underwriting with your risk appetite and make better decisions: Classify and code standardised, historical risk data to decide what’s viable

    Speakers include:

    Dante Tellez Guevara, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Chubb
    Reid Colson, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Markel
    Mahfuj Munshi, AVP of Commercial Lines Advance Analytics & AI, Nationwide
    Hélène Stanway, VP, Global Head of Technology Innovation, AXA XL
    Moderator: Pamela Negosanti, Head of NA Sales & Sector Strategy - Insurance and Financial Services, expert.ai

    This webinar is sponsored by expert.ai, by registering you will be sharing your data with this organization.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Grassroots Intrapreneurship to Future-proof Companies, with Zurich
    Grassroots Intrapreneurship to Future-proof Companies, with Zurich
    Jamie Dec 8 2020 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    How can organisations drive bottom-up innovation from diverse backgrounds and age groups of employees to transform in the current business climate?

    Now more than ever, it’s the time for leaders to encourage bottom-up innovation by leveraging intrapreneurial talent and challenging them to focus on strategic priorities that create real value for their customers and organisation.

    Tune in to our conversation with Celine Bucher, HR Program Manager and NEXT Co-Founder at Zurich Insurance. With 14 years of broad experience working in global and matrix corporate environments in operations, shared services and with a deeper focus on HR, Celine will be sharing with us her learnings with building NEXT, a global grassroots movement with the vision to give generations a voice, challenge the current state and future-proof Zurich Insurance.

    In this conversation, we will be discussing:

    - The importance of grassroots intrapreneurship.
    - How to initiate intergenerational collaboration in corporates to drive growth.
    - The benefits of upskilling, reskilling and retention of high potential employees.
    - Learnings from driving intrapreneurial programmes at Zurich Insurance.

    Hosted by Jamie Qiu, enterprise innovation strategist and Founder of Studio Zao. Working with world-leading organisations including Sony Music, EY, the NHS, Speedo and Imperial College London, Studio Zao helps brave and forward-thinking organisations to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurial change.

    Find out more at www.studiozao.com
  • 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
  • Integrate AI and Machine Learning into the Claims Process to Unlock Efficiencies
    Integrate AI and Machine Learning into the Claims Process to Unlock Efficiencies
    Mario Riccò (Generali), Joël Farvault (AXA), Liz Ryan (Zurich), Patricia Diaz (Hyperscience) Dec 10 2020 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    When it comes to deploying AI and RPA in claims, the message from senior claims executives is clear: approach it in manageable chunks. As Karen Furtado from SMA said in an AI panel at a recent Intelligent Insurer event “You can’t eat the whole elephant at once”. To succeed, you need to select one inefficiency—whether it be document processing, fraud, the employee experience, or the customer experience—and then build on your learnings.

    By embarking on your AI/machine learning journey piece by piece will you be able to beat the competition, save on costs and reallocate your workforce to deliver real value—rather than being bogged down in mundane tasks. Find out how to do this in our upcoming webinar:

    You’ll hear from these senior claims executives:

    • Mario Riccò, Head of Group Claims, Generali
    • Liz Ryan, Head of Claims Performance & Insights, Zurich
    • Joël Farvault, Head of Data Analytics and Data Innovation, AXA
    • Patricia Diaz, Director of Product Marketing, Hyperscience
    • Moderator: Wyn Jenkins, Managing Editor, Intelligent Insurer

    In this one-hour free webinar you’ll:

    • Put an end to paper-based, mundane tasks: Hear tips on how to leverage AI and machine learning—particularly document capture and processing—to extract, classify and validate data to boost productivity
    • Decide which claims will benefit from straight-through processing and which demand human intervention, and refocus your employees on the more important, skilled tasks
    • Get the best from intelligent automation on a small budget: How do you prepare for the next steps without incurring vast costs? Is personnel reduction the most obvious win or should you reinvest in different skills?
    • Put automatic fraud tools in place: Use AI to identify fraudulent factors for claimants and combine with government and social media data to assess the propensity for fraudulent claims

    This webinar is sponsored by Hyperscience, and by signing up you agree to share your data with this organisation.
  • Leadership and Innovator Series: In conversation with Amrita Ajuha, CFO, Square
    Leadership and Innovator Series: In conversation with Amrita Ajuha, CFO, Square
    Innovate Finance Dec 10 2020 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Real conversations. Real insight. 

    Launching our brand new series where we welcome global bank executives, fintech founders, influencers and change-makers to share their vision on the future of financial services. 

    In this edition, we speak to Amrita Ahuja, Chief Financial Officer of Square. She was previously CFO of Blizzard Entertainment, a division of Activision Blizzard, and held various leadership positions at Fox Networks Group, the Walt Disney Company and Morgan Stanley. 

    Join us to hear from Amrita on her journey to Square and how Square is serving its purpose of Economic Empowerment in the US and internationally.

    The session will conclude with an audience Q&A.
  • 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!
  • 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!