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    • You Can't Make Good Business Decisions Today with Yesterday's Data
      You Can't Make Good Business Decisions Today with Yesterday's Data Larry Romireo at EFCO Corporation & Giacomo Lorenzin, Managing Director, Direct Solutions at BackOffice Associates Recorded: Jun 19 2018 3:00 pm UTC 46 mins
    • There is a growing demand for high-speed analytic database systems and platforms where data can be processed at lightning speed for business decision-making. However, is that data up-to-date? If the process to update that data is batch or overnight, the data delivery may be fast, but the information may be outdated which can result in error-prone reporting and ineffective (or disastrous) business decisions.

      For successful analytics it’s important to move data in real time from multiple systems, including legacy databases, so that combined data can be properly presented in a uniform way.

      Change Data Capture is a technology employed in the best data replication solutions to minimize the amount of time and resources necessary to update data changes from one system to another. By propagating only what’s changed since the last check on the source system, minimal data is passed between systems in order to ensure identical copies of data on both source and target.

      Change Data Capture is frequently used to select and update copies of key data for operational reasons such as maintaining activity on separate systems that interact externally with customers or vendors, or remote systems that interact with corporate databases. However, it is also useful to maintain freshly updated data in systems that are used extensively for non-transactional activity, such as for analysis, reporting and data warehousing.

      Main points:
      1.Retrieving information from any source database for your analytic system
      2.Specialized and configured support to load data into the analytic system
      3.Automatically prepare and map the data between systems, saving time and resources
      4.Best-in-class process to automatically and continuously update data
      5.Change Data Capture saves time, money and effort through efficient and cost-effective technology

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    • How to Use Machine Learning to Scale Data Quality
      How to Use Machine Learning to Scale Data Quality Mark Balkenende, Director, Technical Product Marketing & Pranav Rastogi, Program Manager, Azure Big Data Recorded: Jul 30 2018 8:05 am UTC 64 mins
    • Process Big Data with Spark on Microsoft Azure HDInsight

      Machine learning helps pinpoint errors in large datasets for cleansing before entering the analytics pipeline. This on-demand webinar shows you how to set it up.

      Big data brings tremendous opportunity to better target customers and improve operations. Yet, data-driven insights are only as good and trusted as the data going into them.

      Find out how you can build data quality into your structured, semi-structured, or unstructured data on Microsoft Azure Data Lake Store and HDInsight using Talend’s native support for Spark machine learning algorithms.

      Watch Microsoft and Talend to see how to:

      - Process data faster using Talend’s native support for Spark On Azure HDInsight
      - Quickly import bulk data into Azure Data Lake Store
      - Deploy Spark machine learning to match and dedupe records at scale
      Enable best practices for data quality using Talend Data Stewardship

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    • Transitioning to Modern Business Suites Requires Data Transformation
      Transitioning to Modern Business Suites Requires Data Transformation George Lawrie Vice President, Principal Analyst Forrester Research, Rex Ahlstrom CSO & CTO BackOffice Associates Recorded: Mar 28 2018 3:00 pm UTC 50 mins
    • Businesses looking to move to next-generation enterprise applications, like SAP S/4HANA, must evolve various aspects of their business. A highly important, but often overlooked requirement is the transformation of business data to match the new environment. Getting the data right is critical to ensuring a successful transformation.

      Join our guest speaker George Lawrie, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, and Rex Ahlstrom, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer at BackOffice Associates, in this webinar as they discuss:
      * Observations on the value of transitions to next-gen apps, like SAP S/4HANA
      * The impacts of not getting the data right
      * Recommendations for driving best value from transitions

      Speakers
      George Lawrie
      Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
      George serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He brings to Forrester more than two decades of experience deploying global enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications in complex multinationals. During his five years with Forrester, George has led research into topics such as SAP deployment best practices, ERP consolidation, IT investment prioritization, global data synchronization, and trade promotion management.

      Rex Ahlstrom
      Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, BackOffice Associates
      Rex has over 28 years of technology industry leadership experience. He specializes in enterprise software within the data integration and information management space. Responsible for BackOffice Associates’ current product strategy, marketing and technology in addition to analyst engagement and partnership development, he previously served as CEO of two software start-ups and held major leadership roles at multiple Fortune 500 organizations, including SAP.

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    • Data Governance: Achieving Sustainability Among Whiners
      Data Governance: Achieving Sustainability Among Whiners Seth Maislin, Principal Consultant, Earley Information Science & Seth Earley, CEO, Earley Information Science Recorded: Aug 28 2018 3:00 pm UTC 61 mins
    • Let’s face it - no one likes the ‘G’ word. It’s too often a sour antidote to excitement and nimbleness: Triple checks, security barriers, privacy forms, council reviews. It’s as awful as pulling teeth and paying taxes, right?

      Thankfully it doesn’t have to be, and many organizations have found an effective rhythm for long-term, sustainable data stewardship.

      Join us on Tuesday, August 28th, at 11:00 AM ET as we discuss ‘Data Governance: Achieving Sustainability Among Whiners,’ where we’ll explore how you can implement this necessary rhythm, even if you’re surrounded by governance resistors.

      You will learn:

      1.Good governance is empowering, not (only) a “necessarily evil”
      2.The Effective As: Automation, Assignment, Attitude
      3.Analytics for achieving fast failure (and recovery)

      Speakers:
      Seth Maislin is a Principal Consultant with Earley Information Science. For more than 20 years he has demonstrated strengths in classification and taxonomy, indexing and content modeling, information architecture, search, and usability. He has dedicated the last 10+ years to providing sustaining information management solutions to clients facing real and complex findability challenges.

      Seth Earley is the Founder and CEO of Earley Information Science. An expert with 20+ years experience in Knowledge Strategy, Data and Information Architecture, Search-based Applications and Information Findability solutions. Seth has worked with a diverse roster of Fortune 1000 companies helping them to achieve higher levels of operating performance by making information more findable, usable and valuable through integrated enterprise architectures supporting analytics, e-commerce and customer experience applications.

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    • What are my options to migrate to SAP S/4HANA?
      What are my options to migrate to SAP S/4HANA? Gerd Danner from SAP & Frank Schuler from BackOffice Associates Upcoming: Jan 10 2019 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • Anyone planning a move to SAP S/4HANA will want to optimise their investment to achieve full business benefits from day one. This means getting it right from outset — starting with the migration. Yet data migration is often not highlighted as a key work stream in S/4HANA projects. So, considering so many data migration projects run over time and/or over budget, the question to ask is how is your business planning to do this?

      This informative webinar will discuss the various migration options available and share best practice customer cases.

      Presenters:
      Gerd Danner Vice President EMEA Centre of Excellence for Information Management at SAP

      Frank Schuler SAP Mentor and Vice President SAP Technical Architecture with BackOffice Associates

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    • What are my options to migrate to SAP S/4HANA?
      What are my options to migrate to SAP S/4HANA? Gerd Danner from SAP & Frank Schuler from BackOffice Associates Recorded: Apr 18 2018 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • Anyone planning a move to SAP S/4HANA will want to optimise their investment to achieve full business benefits from day one. This means getting it right from outset — starting with the migration. Yet data migration is often not highlighted as a key work stream in S/4HANA projects. So, considering so many data migration projects run over time and/or over budget, the question to ask is how is your business planning to do this?

      This informative webinar will discuss the various migration options available and share best practice customer cases.

      Presenters:
      Gerd Danner Vice President EMEA Centre of Excellence for Information Management at SAP

      Frank Schuler SAP Mentor and Vice President SAP Technical Architecture with BackOffice Associates

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    • GDPR is here and I'm not ready! Information Governance Best Practices
      GDPR is here and I'm not ready! Information Governance Best Practices Alistair Cole, Partner at Ixium Group and Rex Ahlstrom, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, BackOffice Associates Recorded: May 25 2018 5:00 pm UTC 46 mins
    • If you are not yet ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the time is now to make it a key business initiative.

      In this webinar we will discuss a best practice strategy that:

      - Helps you achieve compliance with the Regulation
      - Aligns your data, policies and people with your business strategy.

      About the presenters:

      Alistair Cole, Partner at Ixium Group, has 25 years management & consulting experience covering a wide range of international blue chip clients including the Retail, Transport, Logistics, Finance and Telecoms sectors. From a Transformational Consultancy perspective, he has engaged at all levels with GDPR having been his main focus for the last 4 years. Now working with Clients across a number of different sectors, he has been responsible for establishing and driving GDPR compliance roadmaps & defining monitoring solutions.

      Rex Ahlstrom, Chief Strategy Officer at BackOffice Associates, has over 28 years of technology industry leadership experience. He specializes in enterprise software within the data integration and information management space. Ahlstrom earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Drexel University. He is an experienced global lecturer, regularly addressing investors, business professionals and large customer communities.

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    • Information Governance Increased Business Value from Data
      Information Governance Increased Business Value from Data Tyler Warden Vice President, Product Management at BackOffice Associates & David Settlage, Vice President Services, Infor Recorded: May 31 2018 3:00 pm UTC 52 mins
    • Information Governance helps organizations manage the proper usage of one of their most critical assets - data. Not only is it vital to set clear policies that govern the use of data, but equally important is the enforcement and measurement of those policies with feature-rich tools and technologies.

      Emerging applications are business-user focused and contain a breadth of capabilities that assist in the day-to-day tasks of Data Stewards as they keep watch over critical information assets.

      In this webinar, BackOffice Associates Vice President, Product Management, Tyler Warden weigh-in on:
      • Information Governance best practices and key concepts
      • Where the market came from and how it evolved
      • The requirements of the practice and the technology supporting it for effective governance
      • How they can drive innovation and reduce risk for your business

      Speakers:
      Tyler Warden
      As VP, Product Management Tyler is responsible for the product strategy and roadmap of BackOffice Associates' software products. These software products include a platform for Data Stewardship, Data Migration, Enterprise Data Quality, Master Data Management, and Information Governance.

      David Settlage
      David Settlage is currently a Vice President of the Americas and leads Infor Services Delivery for Manufacturing. He has more than thirty years industry experience with an emphasis on Enterprise Software and Management Consulting.

      Before David’s over six years at Infor, he held leadership positions with onPoint Consulting, Fidelity Information Services, and Accenture LLC. David has a Bachler of Science in Economics and a Masters in Finance from Florida State University.

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    • Quelles sont mes options pour migrer vers SAP S/4HANA?
      Quelles sont mes options pour migrer vers SAP S/4HANA? Pierre Adloff, BackOffice Associates & Jean-Francois Floch, SAP Recorded: Jul 6 2018 9:30 am UTC 28 mins
    • Sécuriser son projet d’implémentation de S/4HANA, sa mise en production permet d’optimiser son investissement et de choyer ses utilisateurs qui pourront en tirer pleinement profit plus rapidement.

      Dans les projets S/4HANA, la migration des données n'est souvent pas perçu comme clé et sa criticité est trop souvent sous-estimée. Les projets ayant pris du retard à cause de la migration des données sont courants, impactant ainsi les coûts initialement alloués au projet, sa date de livraison et la qualité des données. Vous devez donc bien en amont vous poser les bonnes questions sur ces problématiques de cette migration vers S/4HANA ?

      Pour connaître les différentes options de migration disponibles, nous vous invitons à découvrir celle que nous préconisons lors d’un webinar informatif. Nous vous présenterons les bons outils qui amélioreront l'agilité et l'efficacité des processus opérationnels lors de cette phase critique de la migration, et nous partagerons des cas de clients.

      Présentateur
      Pierre Adloff - Directeur des ventes, BackOffice Associates
      Jean-Francois Floch – Responsable des services d'engagement pour la transformation informatique, SAP

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    • Critical Building Blocks for GDPR Compliance
      Critical Building Blocks for GDPR Compliance Scott Wenzel, BackOffice Associates Recorded: Feb 21 2018 8:00 pm UTC 26 mins
    • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires a strong information governance (IG) foundation to enable organizations to identify where personal data exists and the risks associated with it. Achieving compliance is about effectively setting, managing and auditing data related policies and processes – how a business collects and uses data. Strong data governance will be key as will ensuring that policies and rules are enforced and monitored.

      This session will focus on how Information Governance and Stewardship are critical for ongoing GDPR compliance and addresses key areas such as article 16, article 32 and more.

      Join this webinar to learn more about how to:
      - Enforce governance policies through business processes
      - Automatically apply and enforce your data quality processes and controls on all data in all systems in your organization
      - Apply predictive processing and a guided experience through machine learning
      - Improve data quality as required by article 16 immediate remediation, and ensure rule bindings associated with personal data have a high priority.

      About the presenter:
      Scott Wenzel has over 25 years of technology experience, helping companies integrate, manage, and improve the quality of their data. Scott specializes in Data Governance, Data Integration and Data Quality applications on multiple database and BI platforms and has extensive experience in Regulated Industries, Public Sector, Healthcare, Insurance, and Utility industries. He has spoken at numerous seminars and conferences (SAP SAPPHIRE, ASUG and others) on these and other related topics.

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    • The Latest Innovations in Informatica MDM and MDM Customer 360 v10.3
      The Latest Innovations in Informatica MDM and MDM Customer 360 v10.3 Oliver Soans, Principal Product Manager, MDM Solutions, Informatica Recorded: Oct 22 2018 4:00 pm UTC 55 mins
    • As an enduring leader in master data management, Informatica continues to innovate, anticipate market needs, deliver new functionality and enhancements to organizations of all sizes. The newest capabilities delivered in Multidomain MDM 10.3 and MDM – Customer 360 10.3 make it easier for the business user to manage, curate, and consume master data. This includes:
      •Configurable, secure and feature-rich user interfaces for managing master data
      •Improved search and query experiences, more workflow configuration options, and new capabilities to support compliance use cases
      •Improved business user interface to make it easier to work with different mastered domains, hierarchies, and stewardship
      •Increased efficiency for data stewards through ad hoc match, wizard-driven reports and charts, and more

      Join Oliver Soans, Principal Product Manager, MDM Solutions to learn how Informatica is simplifying the complex art of master data management to deliver business value faster. You will also see a demo of the product.

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    • Can Business Process Management and Master Data Management work together?
      Can Business Process Management and Master Data Management work together? Featuring Guest Speaker Ramesh Dontha Recorded: May 5 2017 3:30 pm UTC 39 mins
    • Master Data Management (MDM) and Business Process Management (BPM) are two significant investments that enterprises usually undertake to realize tangible business benefits by streamlining business processes and leveraging data as an asset. Wouldn't it be great if both these programs can align on people (stakeholders), processes, and technologies so MDM-enabled processes become simpler? Yes, it is possible by focusing on Data Governance and stewardship for the benefit of MDM and BPM. This webinar will cover basic aspects of MDM and BPM, potential conflicts in implementing both, and identify possible solutions to align BPM and MDM. The webinar will also cover how data governance and stewardship can play a pivotal role in facilitating the implementation of BPM and MDM.

      Webinar Contents
      - Overview of Business Process Management (BPM)
      - Overview of Master Data Management (MDM)
      - Potential conflicts in BPM and MDM implementation with respect to
      people, processes, and technologies
      - Options for aligning BPM and MDM
      - Role of Data Governance in aligning BPM and MDM

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