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HCTS 2017 Disruptor: Swarm64

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Recorded Nov 8 2017 6 mins
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Dr. Karsten Ronner, CEO, Swarm64
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  • Digitalization in the Factory, How to Protect The Network for IIoT Aug 16 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Rich Karpinski, 451 Research & David Knapp, Chatsworth
    This presentation presents recent survey data from 451 Research [VOTE product] on trends in Digitization of the Factory from the perspective of Operational Technologists. Top use cases for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the current project focus of IT/OT teams will be discussed. Followed by a discussion of how to protect your technology investment in non-traditional environments, including extending the network onto the factory floor, the wireless overlay, and the addition of compute and storage resources on the site (edge computing).
  • Accelerate Digital Transformation through Hybrid Workflow Integration&Automation Aug 9 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Carl Lehmann, 451 Research & Dan Kogan, Azuqua
    Rivalry and empowered customers are forcing enterprises to reconsider how they do business. ‘Digital transformation’ has emerged as a means to craft engaging customer experiences, automate business operations and fend off threats from rivals. It’s driving the need to rethink enterprise application design and accelerate the use of cloud services, thus forcing a redistribution of workloads across disparate hybrid IT infrastructure.
    To cope, business and IT leaders must conceptualize new means to align business strategy and operations with modern IT automation and integration frameworks that can create new competitive advantages. Among the core technologies needed is a new approach to integration workflow automation that is now spawning the next-generation hybrid integration platform market.
    Carl Lehmann, Principal Analyst at 451 Research joins Azuqua to discuss the strategic thinking and technical apparatus needed to enable new competitive advantage by:
    •Describing the fundamental analytic techniques needed to craft compelling digital transformation strategy.
    •Revealing how next-generation automation and integration platforms come together to enable a hybrid architecture that supports digital business.
    •Suggesting how business and IT teams can link strategy with architecture capable of rapid response and adaption to the challenges, risk and opportunities posed in the digital era.
    Attendees will learn the strategy and practices needed to become digital businesses by mastering hybrid IT integration and automation as means to continuously create new competitive advantage.
  • How to Justify an Investment in a Data Catalog Aug 1 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Matt Aslett of 451 Research & Andy Sheldon of Unifi Software
    Analytics teams are becoming a shared resource throughout an organization and increasingly report to the Office of the CDO or CAO. As the roles of IT Managers, Developers and Data Scientists continue to evolve and Analysts engage more directly with business users we see self-service analytics taking root. The question then of investment and justification to spend on infrastructure and data management tools to enable self-service analytics is also shifting. This webinar will shed light on a recent survey of IT decision makers, CDOs, Analysts, Data Stewards and business users, who as users and purchasers must track and measure the ROI of a Data Catalog.

    In this Webinar participants will learn:
    •More on the evolving roles within organizations and the rise of stakeholders
    •Which business ROI criteria were most critical in the decision to purchase a Data Catalog
    •What capabilities of a Data Catalog respondents deemed most important when evaluating an investment
    •Hear first-hand from a customer what their experience has been in the evaluation and use of a Data Catalog; and
    •How ROI for a Data Catalog may be calculated
  • Industrial IoT: What is Missing and What is Next? Jul 26 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Ian Hughes, Senior Analyst IoT, and Emily Wentworth, Research Associate
    451 Research has covered the adoption of Industrial IoT for several years, and it is a significant area to consider both for existing IT providers and for those industries looking to automate further. IIoT has significant long-term equipment installations, brownfield sites, as well as major new installations adopting all of the latest technology, under its umbrella. This area also has the ongoing organizational struggles between Operational Technology (OT) and IT, making projects more complicated to build and deploy. There are also some noticeable gaps in the approaches to IIoT and its related technologies that may not have been dealing with adequately.

    During this webinar, Ian Hughes, Senior Analyst for IoT, VR and AR, and Emily Wentworth, Research Associate, at 451 Research will describe the current state of play of IIoT and then introduce some key challenges and opportunities in the future. Ian will touch on the challenge of defining architectures in IIoT, and testing and implementing solutions. He will further highlight the importance of uniting OT and IT and the role of people in what is often portrayed as a pure automation play, as well as cover how front-line workers will need to engage with IIoT on the shop floor, using tools such as Augmented Reality (AR) to get the full benefit of this digital transformation wave. Emily will cover her work on Cobots in this presentation.

    The webinar will be of use to those in the IT industry who will benefit from the OT perspective and vice versa.
  • Your Secure Hybrid Cloud Simplified. Too good to be true? Jul 24 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Henry Baltazar of 451 Research & Clint Wyckoff of Datrium
    Gone are the days that IT was focused on configuring, managing or troubleshooting infrastructure. The lines between "Clouds" are continuing to become blurred more and more. IT now demands simplicity; the business demands that all applications run fast and perform reliably. In this session, our experts will discuss the evolution of the datacenter focuses on a few core tenants: Simple. Scalable. Reliable. Secure.
  • What It Means to be a Container-Native SQL Database Jul 24 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Jim Curtis of 451 Research and Ariff Kassam of NuoDB
    No matter the industry – telco, financial services, medical devices – companies depend on applications to deliver services and/or to connect with customers. In this digital age, companies must accelerate application delivery to keep up with ever-changing customer demands and market pressures.

    Modern application architectures and infrastructure - including microservices and containers - have emerged to deliver the application agility needed to propel digital transformation projects forward. However, traditional database architectures are guilty of anchoring both data and applications, forcing organizations to contend with heavyweight processes and development models. Monolithic relational databases simply weren’t meant to scale dynamically and can’t deliver the agility businesses and applications need. NoSQL databases scale, but force existing applications to go through a redesign process that is time intensive, expensive, and risky - requiring new technology training and support.

    What is needed is a modern container-native SQL database - a flexible, distributed system that delivers the benefits of a typical SQL database (transactional consistency and ACID compliance) and is built to address the data and application demands of an agile, rapid development container environment.

    In this webinar we will:
    • Discuss the drivers for Digital Transformation initiatives
    • Review how microservices and containers provide development agility
    • Describe database options and what it means to be "container-native"
    • Provide an overview and benefits of NuoDB's container-native SQL database
  • Assessing the impact of data science on the analytics landscape Recorded: Jul 19 2018 57 mins
    Matt Aslett, Research Director
    The evolution of data science – including machine learning, deep learning, and other forms of artificial intelligence – has had a significant impact on the data analytics landscape in recent years, and looks set to drive considerable change in the market in the coming years.

    In response, 451 Research’s new Data Management and Analytics Market Map 2018 includes a complete re-categorization of our Analytics Market Map to reflect the realities of analytics users and use cases today, dividing the analytics market into four key sectors:
    •Analytics tools
    •Analytics platforms
    •Data science tools
    •Data science platforms

    During this webinar, 451 Research’s Research Director, Data Platforms and Analytics, Matt Aslett, will explain the rationale and definitions behind the new categorization, as well as identifying the key challenges and innovations that will shape the analytics and data science market, and also revenue and growth expectations.

    The webinar will also touch on other aspects of note delivered with the Data Management and Analytics Market Map 2018, including:
    •The ongoing evolution of Corporate Performance Management
    •The addition of Data science Management to the Data Management Market Map
  • Considerations in Data Integration, Management & Governance Recorded: Jul 18 2018 58 mins
    Carl Brooks of 451 and Jeff Budge of OneNeck
    As today’s midmarket organizations start to tackle modernization, it cannot be done in a vacuum. There are many considerations outside of a specific application or workload that impact the data that powers a business. Data no longer lives in one location (data center) as it did in the past, as it’s now in varying clouds, and in some cases like IoT, on the edge close to end users. So it’s critical to take a holistic approach that considers data’s role and flow in and out of each application and workload.
  • Separating Query from Storage in BI and Analytics: The Presto Story Recorded: Jul 18 2018 47 mins
    Matt Aslett of 451 Research & Justin Borgman of Starburst
    As enterprises continue the steady migration towards the cloud, a new data architecture is gaining popularity that takes advantage of the natural separation of compute and storage the cloud provides. By separating the query engine from the data layer, companies are able to elastically scale each independently and optimize for the lowest cost and highest performance.

    The open source Presto project was purpose-built for this and is being used by leading companies like Facebook, Airbnb, Uber, Netflix, and LinkedIn to empower analysts and data scientists to run SQL queries on data no matter where it resides, whether that's Hadoop, S3, or a traditional RDBMS.

    Join this webcast to learn why companies are changing the very definition of what a "database" is and using Presto to query anything, anywhere.

    BI and Big Data veterans Matt Aslett, Research Director at 451 Research and Justin Borgman, CEO at Starburst will deliver this session covering current industry trends, real use case scenarios and answering questions from the audience.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    - The pros and cons of separating query from storage
    - An overview of the open source Presto project
    - How to apply the principles of this cloud architecture in both public and private clouds
  • Use Autonomous Analytics to Thrill Your Customers Recorded: Jul 17 2018 57 mins
    Nick Patience of 451 Research, Ira Cohen of Anodot & Tyler Pines of AppNexus
    Providing a superior customer experience is the essential goal for many businesses. For AppNexus, they wanted to thrill their customers with care and attention to detail. In a digital advertising world rich with data and rapid customer interactions, AppNexus improved their customers' experience with the help of Anodot's AI capabilities, delivering more reliable platform services, proactive customer service, and higher revenue.

    Traditional monitoring tools are incapable of parsing out the many real-time fluctuations inherent in Appnexus’ business data: seasonality, regular campaign changes, intricate correlations, and measurements across many orders of magnitude.
    Learn how autonomous analytics can help you:
    1. Discover issues before your customers are impacted
    2. Understand your customers’ business and proactively provide care
    3. Enable analysts to optimize your business with the power of AI without needing a data scientist
  • A Catalog-First Strategy: Getting More Value Out of Your Data Lake Recorded: Jul 17 2018 58 mins
    Katy Ring, Research Director, IT Services at 451 Research & Paul Barth, CEO at Podium Data
    For many companies, their data lake has either dried up, or it’s spilling over. And only a small percentage of businesses can claim victory in managing, analyzing and operationalizing datasets that exist as well as new sources.

    Data-driven strategies help organizations better compete in the digital economy, giving them an advantage due to a more responsive business process. In this live discussion, the presenters will share the benefits of a “catalog-first strategy” which delivers a truly functional data marketplace or “data bazaar” as coined by 451 Research. Dr. Ring and Dr. Barth will show attendees the thinking behind the strategy, and how it represents a powerful enabler fueling the adoption of the self-service marketplace, including;
    •Data as a Service; the components of a data bazaar/data marketplace
    •From data sharing to data monetization
    •The movement to cloud
    •The Catalog-First strategy; Automated & metadata driven
    •Building a Smart Catalog (smart data ingestion – validation/profiling)
    •Making data business ready (cleansing, conformed, protected)
    •Provisioning for Easy Consumption (browse/search, refresh, publish, access controls)
  • Simplify Cloud Adoption: A Look at Couchbase With Kubernetes and Managed Cloud Recorded: Jul 12 2018 49 mins
    William Fellows of 451 Research, Anil Kumar and Rahul Pradhan of Couchbase
    Enterprises today are relentlessly driving digital innovation, notably focused on adopting cloud computing to enable newer technologies and trends such as microservices, CI/CD, big data solutions, mobile, and IoT. As a result, they’re rethinking their data management strategies to take maximum advantage of public, private, and hybrid clouds deployments.

    In this webinar we’ll show you how the Couchbase Data Platform offers customers a common data layer that can span both on-premises and public cloud deployments to enable a truly multi-cloud enterprise.
    You’ll learn how the Couchbase Autonomous Operator for Kubernetes enables cloud portability and automates operational best practices for deploying and managing the Couchbase Data Platform.
    We’ll also introduce the latest addition to our product family - the Couchbase Managed Cloud and show you how it
    •Delivers cloud and database infrastructure management with 24/7/365 support and always-on capabilities
    •Provides features like multi-cloud support, end-to-end security, and high performance via co-located applications and databases
    •Eliminates the operational burden of deploying and managing your data platform infrastructure in the cloud
  • Evaluating the true cost of multi-cloud Recorded: Jul 12 2018 28 mins
    Owen Rogers & Stephan Fabel
    This webinar will take a look at new insights into multi-cloud economics. Recently, analyst firm 451 Research highlighted savings gained from using Canonical’s managed private cloud as part of a diverse multi-cloud strategy. At this webinar, we'll be diving into the numbers and answering your questions. Join our webinar to learn...
    > How cost can be a major factor in cloud adoption
    > Why public cloud isn't always a bargain
    > Why partnerships and tools are needed to make private cloud a better deal
    > A look at how Foundation Cloud Build and BootStack solves these common pain points
  • Tech M&A Mid-Year Review – Big Spenders Return and IPOs Set Records Recorded: Jul 10 2018 61 mins
    Brenon Daly, Research Vice President, and Scott Denne, Senior Analyst
    In this webinar, hear about the current boom in Tech M&A spending and what it may mean for the rest of 2018. Spending on tech acquisitions in the first half of this year has surged -- 70% higher than the same period last year. Despite facing sharp competition from non-tech acquirers and private equity buyers, enterprise buyers are back in the game and on pace to do more tech deals this year than any year in history. On top of that, the other exit for startups is busy, too, with the pace of enterprise technology IPOs hitting a post-recession record.

    Join Brenon Daly, who leads 451 Research’s M&A practice, and Scott Denne, a senior M&A analyst, for an update on the first half of 2018 and what we expect to shape dealflow for the rest of the year. They’ll highlight trends in deal activity with insight from 451 Research analysts as well as 451 Research’s M&A KnowledgeBase, the industry’s only tech-focused M&A database, and:
    •Take a look at trends in both M&A activity and valuations.
    •Discuss implications for buyers, sellers and investors.
    •Dissect this year’s IPO boom and forecast which startups might be looking to join the parade of new offerings.
  • Voice of the Service Provider: 2018 Cloud and Hosting Insights and Trends Recorded: Jun 28 2018 56 mins
    Al Sadowski of 451 Research and Stuart Oliver of NetApp
    There is no predefined roadmap for leaders in the cloud and hosting industry. As enterprises look to cloud and hosting providers to help them accelerate their transformation journey, service providers are undergoing their own rapid changes. This 451 Research webinar sponsored by NetApp will share the deep survey-based insights and trends learned from service providers of all shapes and sizes. Cloud and hosting service providers attending this webinar will take away valuable insights that will help them determine the types of customer-facing services and solutions that will help them drive new revenue opportunities now and into the future.
  • The Role of API Management in Digital App Strategies Recorded: Jun 27 2018 58 mins
    Carl Lehmann of 451 Research & Sumit Sarkar of Progress Software
    Hyper-competition and digital-first initiatives are forcing organizations to reconsider how they do business. ‘Digital transformation’ has emerged to engage customers, improve efficiencies, and fend off threats from rivals. It’s driving the need to rethink application design that delivers information in context and automates tasks that must behave consistently across diverse mobile devices and all digital touchpoints. Common approaches include cloud-first and mobile-first strategies that accelerate the use of cloud services but also often forces an unwieldy redistribution of workloads across hybrid IT infrastructure.

    APIs have emerged as integration enablers, and API management is now integral to IT and development discipline. But APIs are only part of a broader toolchain needed to deliver web and mobile apps. Emerging cloud-native app platforms for hybrid infrastructure represent the next-generation enabling technology needed by enterprises that seek transformative means to engage customers and craft new competitive advantages.

    In this webinar Carl Lehmann, principal analyst at 451 Research and Sumit Sarkar, chief researcher at Progress will discuss the business and technical considerations for API management within a broader context of application strategies and hybrid IT integration by:
    • Describing digital transformation and how it is used to create competitive advantage
    • Identifying the critical technology enablers needed for execution
    • Defining the role of APIs as accelerants to new ways of doing business
    * Planning for rapid delivery of new application experiences in response to digital transformation
    * Understanding backend requirements for web and mobile app delivery beyond API Management

    AppDev, DevOps, integration and API development professionals alike will learn how to reconsider their development strategies and integration toolchains to become core enabling assets for digital transformation.
  • The Evolving Threat Landscape in the Public Cloud Recorded: Jun 20 2018 51 mins
    Fernando Montenegro, 451 Research & Pawan Shankar, Dome9 Security
    Public cloud services are turning information security on its head. Traditional approaches to security that worked well in the datacenter are inadequate in public cloud environments. For example, the growing use of built-in platform services such as Amazon RDS and Amazon Redshift and computing paradigms such as containers and Azure Functions are creating new challenges for security. The public cloud requires a new born-in-the-cloud approach to security.

    In this session, Fernando Montenegro, Senior Analyst on the Information Security team at 451 Research, and Suda Srinivasan, VP of Marketing at Dome9 Security will discuss new security implications and challenges presented by the public cloud and approaches to establish and maintain security and compliance at scale.
  • Merging Robotics, Documents and Process to Digitally Transform Business Recorded: Jun 20 2018 57 mins
    Sheryl Kingstone of 451 Research and Ryan Bazler of Kofax
    70% of organizations are in the midst of plans to digitally transform the way they conduct business for more process efficiency, reduced cost, optimized customer experience and competitive advantage. Experiences not price or products will be the battleground of the future. But where to begin? Robotic Process Automation promises to automate repetitive, manual tasks normally done by humans. Cognitive Document Automation provides related benefits, but for documents and emails – typically a challenge for RPA. Together, RPA and document automation deliver the one-two punch that organizations need to succeed in their digital transformation initiatives. Join us to understand how RPA and document automation work together to automatically and efficiently acquire, understand and deliver content in critical business processes.

    Don’t miss this webinar where we will discuss:
    •The state of Leaders and Laggards of Digital Transformation
    •Business benefits of RPA and Cognitive Document Automation
    •Applying software platforms for common use cases

    Register today!
  • IT Complexity and the New Monitoring Landscape Recorded: Jun 19 2018 46 mins
    Nancy Gohring of 451 Research and cPacket
    Businesses across sectors are adopting a host of new technologies – containers, SDN, IoT and many others -- as digital transformation disrupts practically every industry. The result is a significantly more complex IT environment than ever before. These environments present new challenges for professionals tasked with ensuring applications perform perfectly, leading to a re-examination of a once widely accepted monitoring toolset.

    Join as we discuss:
    •Why monitoring has become a big data problem
    •The morphing monitoring tools landscape
    •The value network monitoring tools can bring to APM and security
  • Enterprise IT Shifts Off-Premises: Cloud, Data, and Digital Transformation Recorded: Jun 14 2018 62 mins
    Melanie Posey, 451 Research
    Digital transformation initiatives such as business intelligence/analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and big data are top priorities for IT organizations in 2018. Toward that end, according to a recent 451 Research survey, a full 60% of more than 1,000 IT leaders surveyed report that they plan to run the majority of their IT off-premises by year-end 2019, including public cloud and SaaS.

    At the same time, a number of organizational, cultural, and technology challenges have kept almost two-thirds of IT executives from developing formal digital transformation strategies.

    What is the path forward? What does the off-premise landscape look like? What are the key elements of a successful strategy?

    Melanie Posey, research vice president and general manager, Voice of the Enterprise at 451 Research will delve into the data and strategies IT organizations are implementing to facilitate this strategic shift and arrive at the point where they can focus on helping differentiate their business, rather than merely keeping the lights on.
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