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    • State of the Market: IT Spending Review and Outlook
      State of the Market: IT Spending Review and Outlook Stephen Minton, VP, IDC Customer Insights & Analysis Recorded: Mar 21 2018 2:00 pm UTC 56 mins
    • In this IDC web conference, Stephen Minton will review the latest ICT spending data and leading economic indicators for ICT budget trends and new 3rd Platform technologies, alongside updated market sizing and forecasts from the IDC Worldwide Black Book, answering questions such as:

      • How has the technology market performed so far in 2018, and how have forecasts for 2019-2022 changed as a result?
      • What impact will economic trends have on IT spending over the next 5 years, and what are the main downside risks to the outlook?
      • Which new technologies are experiencing the fastest growth in emerging markets, and which geographies are set to emerge as global leaders beyond 2020?
      • How quickly are tech budgets moving from traditional IT deployments to the 3rd Platform of cloud, mobile and new technologies such as IoT and robotics?
      • What does the expansion of the ICT industry and the emergence of new categories mean for traditional tech vendors and buyers?

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    • State of the Market: IT Spending Review and Outlook
      State of the Market: IT Spending Review and Outlook Stephen Minton Recorded: Feb 14 2018 4:00 pm UTC 56 mins
    • In this IDC web conference, Stephen Minton will review the latest ICT spending data and leading economic indicators for ICT budget trends and new 3rd Platform technologies, alongside updated market sizing and forecasts from the IDC Worldwide Black Book, answering questions such as:

      • How has the technology market performed so far in 2018, and how have forecasts for 2019-2022 changed as a result?
      • What impact will economic trends have on IT spending over the next 5 years, and what are the main downside risks to the outlook?
      • Which new technologies are experiencing the fastest growth in emerging markets, and which geographies are set to emerge as global leaders beyond 2020?
      • How quickly are tech budgets moving from traditional IT deployments to the 3rd Platform of cloud, mobile and new technologies such as IoT and robotics?
      • What does the expansion of the ICT industry and the emergence of new categories mean for traditional tech vendors and buyers?

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    • State of the Market Q3 2017: IT Spending Review and Outlook
      State of the Market Q3 2017: IT Spending Review and Outlook Stephen Minton, Vice President, Customer Insights & Analysis Recorded: Nov 16 2017 5:00 pm UTC 63 mins
    • 2017 is shaping up to be a good year for IT spending. New technologies including IoT, robotics, and AR/VR are expanding the overall market, while traditional categories migrate to cloud and mobile platforms and businesses ramp up their investment in analytics or social collaboration to boost productivity. Digital transformation initiatives are driving an uptick in project-oriented spending, as end-users seek to leverage technology innovation into business benefits. A stable global economy has also helped, with emerging markets rebounding while mature economies have continued to post stable growth despite wild cards like Brexit. While economic risks remain, the short-term outlook has improved in recent months. However, beneath this picture of apparent calm and positive growth, seismic shifts are taking place which will reshape the industry for the next decade and beyond.
      In this IDC Web conference, Stephen Minton will review the latest IT spending data and leading economic indicators for IT buyer behavior, alongside updated market sizing and forecasts from the IDC Worldwide Black Book.

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    • The Worldwide SMB Market: Technology Spending and Trend Outlook
      The Worldwide SMB Market: Technology Spending and Trend Outlook Ray Boggs Recorded: May 3 2018 3:00 pm UTC 49 mins
    • The worldwide SMB market continues to represent an important opportunity for providers of advanced technology products and services. Small and midsize businesses (firms with under 1000 employees) vary by company size and geography in their technology investment even as they pursue the shared goals of driving revenue growth and improving productivity. IDC’s SMB Spending Guide provides detailed SMB spending forecasts by 40 technology areas and 9 regions with additional detail across 54 countries. Join us for an update on 2017 spending and a discussion of the trends impacting the global SMB technology market in the years ahead.

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    • Inside Server Evolution and Spending: Insights from 451 Research
      Inside Server Evolution and Spending: Insights from 451 Research Christian Perry, Research Manager, Voice of the Enterprise: Servers and Converged Infrastructure Recorded: Apr 27 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • As workload migration to public cloud continues, IT organizations face a wealth of challenges as they determine the most effective compute ecosystem for their needs. Server technologies are evolving quickly—from converged to hyperconverged to composable—and finding the right fit for on-premises workloads is now a critical component of infrastructure strategies. This webinar will explore the drivers behind enterprise server purchases and how they are planning for the future.

      Join Christian Perry, Research Manager, Voice of the Enterprise: Servers and Converged Infrastructure, for this interactive webinar highlighting analysis of customer spending and adoption trends from 451 Research’s latest survey of IT buyers.

      During the webinar, learn:

      -Drivers of today’s purchases of servers and converged infrastructure
      -Key customer pain points and objectives for servers and converged infrastructure
      -How cloud migration is impacting spending on servers and converged infrastructure
      -Where hyperconverged fits into new infrastructure deployments
      -How vendors are positioning themselves to win in this evolving compute market

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    • Taking Control Of Cloud Spending On AWS
      Taking Control Of Cloud Spending On AWS Toban Zolman, VP of Product Development, CloudAbility Recorded: Oct 10 2013 5:00 pm UTC 46 mins
    • Managing an Enterprise Amazon Web Services budget can be daunting. Your engineers love the flexibility that AWS offers. But your management and finance teams dread the unpredictability of variable cloud costs. They need to know that your costs are under control and that you’re saving money where you can.

      In this webinar, we’ll show you the tools and processes used by successful companies to monitor, manage and communicate complicated AWS cost and usage data. You’ll learn how to:

      - Avoid surprises by monitoring company-wide AWS spending and usage
      - Identify wasted AWS resources and other opportunities to lower costs
      - Communicate AWS spending and usage data to decision-makers throughout your enterprise

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    • Shareholder Efforts to Improve Transparency of Corporate Political Spending
      Shareholder Efforts to Improve Transparency of Corporate Political Spending Ian Bassin, John Coates, Bruce Freed, Mark Lebovitch Recorded: Apr 3 2013 6:00 pm UTC 69 mins
    • This webcast, the latest in BLB&G's Webcast Series for Institutional Investors, focuses on the latest developments in efforts to achieve disclosure of corporate political spending.

      In Citizens United v. FEC, the United States Supreme Court made it easier for corporate directors and executives to use company funds - shareholder assets - to support political candidates or causes. In response to Citizens United, the institutional investor community has urged public companies to enhance their disclosures of political spending.

      Because compliance is voluntary, however, these efforts cannot account for the companies for whom disclosure is most important - those who have something to hide in their political spending. Without meaningful regulation from the SEC or legal precedent to require public disclosures, shareholder efforts to improve transparency faced a roadblock.

      Since Summer 2012, BLB&G's Corporate Governance team, working on behalf of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, pursued a novel alternative for addressing this problem - a Section 220 books and records request. The Fund demanded that technology giant Qualcomm Inc. provide the Fund with corporate books and records reflecting its prior political spending. While Section 220 is regularly used by shareholders seeking to investigate corporate malfeasance, it had never before been used to obtain disclosure of corporate political spending.

      After Qualcomm refused to provide the Fund with the requested books and records, BLB&G filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Fund to enforce its rights under Section 220. On February 22, 2013, Qualcomm adopted a Political Contributions and Expenditures Policy that will provide its shareholders with comprehensive disclosures regarding the Company's political activities.

      The Fund and BLB&G may have broken important new ground that can help the shareholder community obtain more fulsome disclosure of corporate political spending.

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    • IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Hospitality/Travel/Transportation 2018 Predictions
      IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Hospitality/Travel/Transportation 2018 Predictions Jaideep Thyagarajan, Senior Market Analyst, IT Spending/Solutions, IDC Retail Insights Recorded: Dec 14 2017 2:00 pm UTC 46 mins
    • In this IDC FutureScape presentation, IDC's Worldwide Hospitality, Travel and Transportation Team discusses the key predictions that will impact organizations and their ability to digitally transform over the next one to three years. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business executives will come away with guidance for managing the implications these predictions harbor for their digital transformation investment priorities and implementation strategies.

      About IDC FutureScape
      IDC FutureScape reports are used to shape enterprise IT strategy and planning by providing a basic framework for evaluating IT initiatives in terms of their value to business strategy now and in the foreseeable future. IDC's FutureScapes are comprised of a set of predictions designed to identify a range of pending issues that CIOs and senior technology professionals will confront within the typical three year business planning cycle. Each prediction is assessed on the basis of its complexity, organizational impact, and time frame to expected mainstream adoption.

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    • A New Approach to Sustainable Spending in Retirement
      A New Approach to Sustainable Spending in Retirement Presenter: Wade Pfau Recorded: Aug 2 2017 8:15 pm UTC 62 mins
    • The replay is eligible for one IMCA® CE credit

      The probability-based school of thought on retirement income investing, with its emphasis on total-portfolio return, has dominated financial planning since the 1990s. But is it still relevant today? In this session, Wade will examine the core methodology and assumptions behind this approach and discuss how time-segmentation strategies offer a more holistic alternative. Advisors will learn:

      • Why longstanding assumptions about safe withdrawal rates and the “4% rule” may no longer be relevant;
      • How time segmentation allows clients to use varied investment strategies and vehicles to generate needed income during different phases of their retirement;
      • How time segmentation helps advisors deliver more customized, needs-based retirement-income planning solutions for their clients.

      The IMCA® has accepted this program for one hour of CE credit towards the CIMA®, CIMC® and CPWA® certifications. If you stay for the entire session please email us for the IMCA ® webinar ID to self-report your attendance.

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    • The Cloud Visibility Challenge: Can IT Leaders Keep On Top of Cloud Spending?
      The Cloud Visibility Challenge: Can IT Leaders Keep On Top of Cloud Spending? Tim Jesser, Snow Software featuring Forrester VP Andrew Bartels Recorded: Sep 28 2017 2:00 pm UTC 54 mins
    • Cloud solutions offer many benefits. But the ease with which business units can now select and implement Software-as-a-Service applications and Infrastructure-as-a-Service platforms, without the involvement of IT, has created a visibility challenge for the CIO and the IT function.
      The more people that initiate IT spend the more opportunity there is for overspend through duplication, missed opportunities for volume purchasing and shelfware. A lack of insight into rapidly increasing SaaS and IaaS consumption makes them less able to partner with business units and assume their role as influencer over all technology usage and spend.

      Join Snow Software and a guest from Forrester Research as they:
      • Explore the shift in IT spend and how it is driving the need for CIOs to redefine themselves as the Chief Influence Officer.
      • Share how to use data and intelligence about what’s happening on the network to protect against unplanned expenditure
      • Show how you can retain control of costs, optimization and risk in your IT operations.

      Start re-shaping your role in digital business today.

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    • How AI turns customers into big-spending brand loyalists
      How AI turns customers into big-spending brand loyalists Dr. Anand Rao, Global AI Lead for PwC Data & Analytics Recorded: Jul 14 2017 5:00 pm UTC 61 mins
    • Customer loyalty is won with both marketing messaging and customer service that anticipates needs, answers questions, and solves issues on the fly. And a well-integrated, data-soaked AI platform can deliver that perfectly timed, exquisitely personalized customer service with the right message, right time, right place support and communication that leads to big jumps in engagement rates. Not to mention enduring loyalty.

      But while integrating AI technology into your marketing automation systems can help build profitable long-term relationships, there are security issues to tackle, privacy issues to consider, and data integration to execute flawlessly.

      Want to do it right? Join our free VB Live event to learn how master marketers join marketing insight with AI intelligence execution to significantly boost customer loyalty.

      In this webinar, you’ll:
      * Learn how deep learning can help your customers get a "human" through chat
      * Cut through the hype around chat bots and learn what really matters
      * Understand privacy issues around AI and how it may impact your org's security
      * Integrate a successful marketing campaign using chatbot interactions

      Speakers:
      * Dr. Anand Rao, Global AI Lead for PwC Data & Analytics
      * Scott Horn, CMO, 24[7]
      * Stewart Rogers, Director of marketing technology, VentureBeat
      * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

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