Recent enforcement actions by bank regulators are heightening the need to establish formal policies for third party vendor management. Financial institutions that use outside firms for all types of underwriting and other bank functions are ramping up their oversight of outside firms and for some, the data management burden is not insignificant. This timely event will focus specifically on how risk managers can develop effective policies for managing outside vendors for appraisals and environmental assessments.
EDR is pleased to host a webinar on this timely topic with Mitch Kreeger, a well-known subject matter expert on valuation, environmental and seismic risk, and regulatory compliance topics, will share his insights and advice on establishing an effective vendor management policy for appraisers and environmental professionals. Kreeger will explore the myriad ways that attendees can improve vendor management, from initial project bidding to vendor selection to monitoring vendors over time.
At this educational webinar, attendees will receive advice on managing relationships with appraisers and environmental consultants, including answers to the following:
• What should we consider in selecting the “right” vendor for the job?
• How do we find quality appraisers? EPs?
• What guidance should our institution be giving our appraisers and EPs?
• What criteria should we be using to grade vendors and monitor performance?
• How are banks facing today’s vendor management challenges?
This webinar will review the things that are missing in many of the people who want to become a computer security consultant. Many people start off at the Application Layer (layer 7), in this webinar we will discuss the importance of establishing a solid security foundation; we will look at the three main components to build this foundation. Those are:
During the webinar we will discuss mastering the power of the command line and the importance of understanding the traffic at the lowest level … the packet! We will also look at some simple but important protocol analysis techniques.
The webinar is an introduction to the Core Concepts course that was developed to provide those entering the fascinating world of computer security consulting, a foundation prior to embarking on this journey. The more solid foundation of skills you have the better you will be prepared as a consultant or security professional.
The CRO+Consultant+Sponsor Relationship: Collaborating to Ensure Sponsor and Client Success.Collaboration is the key to a successful consulting partnership. This webinar will focus on the responsibilities and perspectives of key stakeholders (Sponsor, consultant and CRO), how to make the most out of the Sponsor/consultant relationship, and key considerations when partnering with a contract research organization. Explore ways to optimize your consultant relationships to ensure success!Read more >
75 CLAS Consultants participated in an Independent Survey into Network Security. During this webcast you will learn:
- How CLAS Consultants percieve the threat of Network Hacking, as part of the Threat Lanscape
- What are the trend that they see that are contributing the increased threat levels surrounding the Security of Networks
- What types of remediation/ security technologies can be used to address the challenges
While adoption of new technologies such as e-banking has created new channels to give customers a unique anytime anywhere banking convenience, the systems that banks depend on to deliver their services have multiplied and grown much more complex.
The effect of this increasing complexity has been to create more opportunities for fraudsters to gain access to critical systems, while at the same time making it harder for banks to have a clear overview of all the activity taking place on their systems. Cybercrime cost is projected to reach $2 trillion by 2019 (Juniper Research). Therefore, bridging the gap between adapting new digital technologies and keeping the systems secure has become one the biggest challenges for banks.
With this webinar this you will learn first-hand from NetGuardians’ Risk Consultant John Kiptum:
-How to detect e-banking fraud in real-time with dynamic profiling & pattern-based intelligence and prevent fraud before it happens.
-End-to-end risk mitigation approach; from data extraction to controls application, KRI Dashboard, and workflow.
-Solution examples in real-life
Have you ever wondered why so many organisations around the world embrace the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) for individual, team and leadership development? In this 30-minute webcast, OPP’s senior consultants will reveal the power of understanding personality difference, exploring the impact it can have on engaging individuals and driving improvements in performance. Suitable for those who have no knowledge of the MBTI tool, as well as those who want to refresh their understanding of the benefits of knowing and applying your personality type at work.Read more >
Senior Analyst & Consultant Mike Matchett dives into graph databases, and Why Facebook and the NSA love them.Read more >
This webinar examines the common misconceptions and questions surrounding starting a SCV project. Jim Kelly, Principal Consultant at Blue Group, takes you through the benefits, technicalities, improvements and ROI that an SCV could bring your organization.
Having consulted for some of the biggest names in the retail, leisure, finance and insurance industries, Jim provides an honest and fair representation of the benefits and complexities of building an SCV.
IT performance management isn’t about monitoring CPU, memory or disk space any more. One of the toughest application performance challenges for any IT administrator is when a user says "my application is slow". You have to be able to quickly determine what the real cause of the problem is - is it in the network, the database, the application, storage? The fact that applications are using multi-tier architectures and being deployed in cloud and virtualized infrastructures only adds to the challenge.
Join us for this webinar where Frank Ohlhorst, Enterprise IT Analyst & Consultant and Srinivas Ramanathan, CEO of eG Innovations, will discuss the best practices for troubleshooting and prevention so even before a user complains their application is slow, you can pinpoint exactly where the cause of a problem lies – ensuring quick resolution and a positive user experience.
Is your infrastructure evolving so fast that your existing backup environment can’t cope? Join presenter Uli Wallscheid, HPE Technical Consultant and specialist for HPE Data Protector, to learn what HPE has to offer with Data Protector, including features and benefits you never knew were available.
You’ll also get a sneak preview of the next release version and will learn how it addresses the challenges of complexity, cost, and recoverability of today’s information-driven enterprises, with features such as:
• Added platforms and integrations
• New Virtualization features
• Security updates
• Storage integrations
If you want your product content to work for you (rather than the other way around), you need a content strategy. In fact, you probably need a Unified Content Strategy -- a three-pronged approach that empowers you to do just about anything with your product content.
Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, for a free, one-hour webinar with content strategy maven, Regina Lynn Preciado. Regina will discuss the need for a flexible, forward-looking content strategy. You'll learn what a Unified Content Strategy is, why it’s important, and five things you can do to start working toward a more strategic approach to product content.
ABOUT OUR GUEST
Regina Lynn Preciado is a content strategy consultant who helps companies transform how they organize, manage, and leverage content. From the dot-com boom of the ‘90s to today’s demand for intelligent, global, mobile-friendly content, Regina has helped dozens of organizations make content work for people (instead of the other way around).
“I’ve worked with projects of all sizes, from sole proprietors to large international enterprises, and have found that a unified content strategy is scalable for any size organization -- the principles and the purpose remain the same,” – Regina Lynn Preciado
Regina is a senior consultant with Content Rules, Inc., the only licensed provider of The Rockley Method™ unified content strategy.
Data scientists know, the visualization of data doesn't materialize out of thin air, unfortunately. One of the most vital preparation tactics and dangerous moments happens in the ETL process.
Join Ray to learn the best strategies that lead to successful ETL and data visualization. He'll cover the following and what it means for visualization:
1. Data at Different Levels of Detail
2. Dirty Data
4. Processing Considerations
5. Incremental Loading
Ray Rashid is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant at Unilytics, specializing in ETL, data warehousing, data optimization, and data visualization. He has expertise in the financial, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries.
How many hours do your sales and marketing teams waste on “Tyre Kicker” prospects that never buy anything?! Blue Sheep has found that organisations waste 80% of their total time chasing prospects that contribute 15-20% of the revenue and just 20% of their time on clients that provide 60-80%.
The issue happens time and again where a business is not able to identify these ‘Tyre Kickers’ early enough in the marketing-sales cycle.
Using customer insight and a unique process called ‘Money Mapping’, Jemma Hardyman – lead consultant for the Blue Sheep Data Services team – will discuss how all B2B organisations can utilize simple analytics and segmentation techniques to ensure you devote your marketing and sales efforts on the right prospects that are going to spend big and stay longer!
You will learn:
- Most beneficial ways of segmenting your database
- Case Study: the real ROI of segmentation
- How to discover more of your best customers
This webinar is run by Blue Sheep, a BlueVenn partner.
Our interactive webinar on Tuesday 21 February will offer a clear explanation of the important changes to pensions taxation – helping you to provide the right support your staff.
Our Senior Pensions Consultant, Graham Cooper, and our Head of Higher Education, Paul Hamilton, will guide you through the potential on pension savings in final salary pension schemes such as the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme, the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and the Local Government Pension Scheme.
Key topics of discussion will include:
•Tapered Annual Allowance, Lifetime Allowance and the new forms of Lifetime Allowance protections
•The pitfalls arising from the Tapered Annual Allowance
•Important actions to take, and when
•How to avoid sleepwalking into paying large pension tax bills
•How we can assist with retirement planning
Our experts will also be on hand to answer your crucial questions at the end of the webinar.
How can you take minutes, not weeks, to develop projects and detect and fix issues? For Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s top 100 companies and a leader in Building Distribution and Construction Products, they achieved success rapidly and effectively by following some key tips.
Join Jason Goodwill, Solutions Architect at Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Sector, UK, with Andrew Davey, Solutions Consultant, MuleSoft as they share how they began optimizing their data integration strategy and accelerated the abstraction of data from key systems in a matter of minutes, instead of weeks.
Attendees will learn:
- How Saint-Gobain quickly transformed its IT operations to relieve operations and drive greater agility by modernizing core processes
- How Saint-Gobain is spearheading digital transformation by building autonomous skills in-house to enable the wider DevOps integration strategy
- Top tips and pitfalls to look out for when approaching your integration strategy
Join Mark Kempson, Technical Consultant in Operational Excellence and discuss the importance of a maintenance management system to anticipate upcoming changes instead of reacting to them. Learn key principles to refine your data center operations and procedures to maintain a world class critical facility.
What questions should you be asking about maintaining and managing your data center?
•Are you making informed decisions on future updates, changes and maintenance?
•Have you done a comprehensive high-level risk analysis?
•Are you documenting and analyzing incidents?
•Is your staff properly trained to effectively manage your assets?
•Path to data center operations excellence
•Measuring operational effectiveness
•Addressing common staff related deficiencies in training, organization and escalation process