Cloud Analytics Consortium presents: Analytics in the Cloud: Ready for Primetime
Join a group of knowledgeable and respected industry thought leaders as they discuss their views about how organizations can best prepare for success with DW/BI solutions in the cloud. Highly reputed independent analyst Howard Dresner who brings 30+ years of IT and BI experience will participate on the panel to provide valuable insights on the future of cloud-based DW/BI solutions. Howard will be joined by senior executives from best-in-class technology organizations including Informatica, MicroStrategy, Netezza, ParAccel and Teradata.
Join us to learn:
* Why more companies are using cloud-based DW/BI solutions now, more than ever before
* About industry solutions for concerns around security, performance, and reliability
* How to evaluate whether a cloud DW/BI solution is right for you
* Cloud adoption or migration strategies for any size business
Join us on October 2nd to learn how RingCentral’s enterprise-grade communications platform can give you the agility you need to grow your business without the capital expense needed for pbx-based communications.
Our sales engineer will demonstrate how RingCentral Office lets you initiate PSTN calls and SMS, host meetings and video conferences, view screen pops with relevant information, and more, from one cloud-based unified communications platform.
•How easy it is to add and configure users
•Basic operation like making calls, looking up contacts, and more
•How integrations with business apps drive productivity
Low-code platforms have become a critical factor in helping AD&D organizations rapidly deliver applications to win, serve and retain customers.
With these platforms, enterprises are routinely delivering apps much faster than conventional methods. But can these platforms truly scale across the full modern app lifecycle? What are the top use cases for deploying a low-code platform?
Join John Rymer of Forrester Research for an engaging discussion about the innovative ways organizations are utilizing low-code platforms across the app lifecycle. Hear from IT executives with Autoliv, Estafeta and NES Financial as they talk candidly about how low-code platforms have driven growth and competitive advantage in their organizations.
IT security risks are changing, and undoubtingly increasing in complexity and frequency. Enterprises across the globe are struggling to not only keep up, but to maintain a secure network environment. From a recent breach by hackers to gain sensitive information of more than 100,000 taxpayers, to the breach of 110 million consumer records, the cyber threat landscape is getting worse every year. Hackers are faster, and organizations are taking longer to discover the breaches, giving thieves hours, days, and even weeks to explore the most private and sensitive company data.
Gemalto has identified key steps to help secure your enterprise network, certainly one of the first areas fraudsters attempt to infiltrate.
Join us on September 28th for an informative presentation that will help you plan a strategy to protect your most critical assets.
VMware Horizon View allows IT organizations to deliver virtual or hosted desktops and applications through a single platform to users. The success of these virtual desktop deployments is linked to the user experience: virtual desktops have to deliver better performance than physical desktops.
The heterogeneous, multi-tier, inter-dependent nature of the underlying infrastructure makes performance monitoring, diagnosis and reporting a challenge. When users complain that “the virtual desktop or application is slow”, IT administrators often struggle to determine the actual cause of the problem. Is it the network, database, application, virtualization platform, connection server, storage or the virtual desktop?
This webinar will help you learn how to unlock the benefits of desktop and application virtualization by enabling your organization to monitor, diagnose and report on the performance of your VMware Horizon View infrastructure.
Robots and drones have captivated us for more than half a century. When you think about a robot, you might automatically think about Rosie from the Jetsons. However, the next revolution of robotics will be very different than what you think. Robotics will enhance everyday life by enabling a broad range of applications from smart home to healthcare and transportation.
Why now? Historically, robots have been pre-programmed to complete tasks in industrial settings, but thanks to the same technology powering our smart phones, robots are poised to evolve into intelligent, intuitive machines capable of processing their environments quickly and efficiently - both on the ground and in the air. Robots will be seamlessly integrated with everyday life, handling tasks once too time-consuming or tedious for us.
In this webinar, we'll discuss:
*The key consumer and commercial applications of robots and drones
*The role robots will play in societies and economies
*How smartphone technologies will pave the way to robotics' future
* How cognitive technologies will transform our lives and business
* How Qualcomm is fostering innovation and helping the ecosystem
* The foundation of many IoT applications in shaping the way to robotics
Jim McGregor, Principal Analyst, Tirias Research
Andra Keay, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics
Anthony Lewis, Senior Director of Technology, Qualcomm
Maged Zaki, Director of Technical Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
There are many ways in which people approach adding real-time communications with WebRTC to their service. While the dominant approaches are probably self development and using a WebRTC PaaS vendor, there’s a wider range of approaches.
In this session, Tsahi Levent-Levi, consultant and analyst of everything WebRTC, will go over the various approaches, revealing their advantages along with real vendor use cases.
We've all heard how DevOps can greatly accelerate velocity and efficiency. The challenge is how to transform an enterprise which was not born with the cloud, with established processes and systems. Join us on this webinar and hear how HP IT is making the move from:
• organizational silos to integrated teams and continuous delivery pipelines
• physical systems and storage to cloud infrastructure and Docker containers
• templates and forms to infrastructure-as-code
• change requests to change records
IDC Announces the Best Vendors for Client Computing Software
In the multi-device workplace, there are many vendors IT can choose from to better manage applications and desktops. So, which vendors offer the best client computing solutions with a commitment to long-term end-user computing innovation?
Find out how a variety of vendors compare and the reasons why VMware has moved into the Leaders category in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software 2015 Vendor Assessment.
Join us and learn:
Which vendors are well aligned when it comes to customer needs
Which vendors offer the best client computing solutions with a commitment to long-term end-user computing innovation?
Which vendors have the commitment to providing resources and continued expansion of the EUC infrastructure
Are you communicating with your customers the same way you did 5 years ago? As technology evolves, so do your customers’ communication preferences. The customer service industry has seen a significant increase in SMS (aka texting) due to its ability to deliver convenient, proactive service for today’s on-the-go customer. Register for our webinar to learn how SMS technology can help you lower wait times and keep your customers informed.
In this webinar you’ll learn how SMS can:
- Reduce wait times and lower call volumes
- Help you stay proactive with your customers
- Mitigate risks for your business or customers
- Pair well with other communications solutions
Getting more from your UC investment:
Using Cisco APIs and SDKs to extend Cisco functionality directly to your users
Cisco provides APIs and SDKs which allow users to integrate their existing or new products on top of Cisco's UC platforms. Most customers don't realize these features are available to them out-of-the-box with their Cisco products.
Join us for a discussion and demonstration of how some of these APIs and SDKs, including the Jabber SDK, AXL API and other UC specific integrations that Cisco packages with their popular UC products.
In 2014, Hogan-De Paul joined the ranks at NYC-based Akkadian Labs as an experienced software engineer, specializing in custom Cisco Collaboration software with the company. His day to day role consists of gathering customer requirements, designing, testing, and implementing custom software solutions on top of Cisco VoIP platforms. Previously, Peter has also worked on configuring Cisco device firmware and technical marketing for VoIP based services. Peter graduated in 2013 from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a degree in Software Engineering, with previous education credits from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Stevens Institute of Technology.
Marketing technology offers new possibilities for delivering personalised, automated experiences across on and offline channels. However, before this begins the first great challenge for marketers and IT professionals is to transfer data from disparate legacy systems into new CRM tools capable of enabling automated marketing campaigns.
In this webinar we will look at the process for migrating a wide range of fragmented data sources into a CRM system. We will look at landscape analysis, data quality rules, data aggregation and transformation, ongoing master data management challenges and the importance of all this for businesses and organisations striving for highly personalised, automated marketing campaigns.
The session will be hosted by Rob Jones, Director at Qbase, with panelists including Holly Gage, Marketing Services Director at Bluewolf, Nick Kelly, Technical Solutions Director at Qbase, and Delia Struber, Senior Database Support Officer at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, fielding questions and sharing their expertise with hints, tips and golden rules for delegates.
Dr. Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist, Strategic Innovation Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
Data preparation is occasionally referred to as data plumbing, suggesting that it is dirty grunge work that is an unglamorous necessity. We will see how this point of view misses entirely the discovery potential, value, and “thrill of the chase” that data preparation can offer. Data prep includes the all important first step in any analytics project: “Know Thy Data” (which is one of the fundamental principles of data science). We discuss data profiling, data transformations and normalization, feature selection and engineering, and more data prep approaches that empower you to begin learning from your data right out of the “starting gate” on your analytics project. Learning from Data (i.e., data science) doesn’t begin after data prep, but right from the start.
Since 1999, Oracle has included a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) within the database. That makes it old enough to drive and well past time to get a real job. In today’s data-obsessed world, that job is fortifying Oracle’s database with a healthy dose of analytics to give your database the power to handle the data challenges of the 21st century.
There are numerous advantages to adopting a 100% Java code base for in-database analytics. Security is doubly enhanced by performing all analytics in the database. The code is highly portable as the identical java classes that run in the database will run on any client with any operating system. Plus the modern paradigm of taking the algorithms to the data is elegantly achieved with minimal effort.
Until now, a single Java solution with all these qualities wasn’t available. By using JMSL Numerical Libraries, you get a suite of algorithms with routines for predictive analytics, data mining, regression, forecasting, and data cleaning. JMSL is scalable and can be used in Hadoop MapReduce applications. Now, JMSL Numerical Libraries makes Java in the database more than useful -- it makes it unbeatable.
This webinar walks through the argument of why embedded analytics is better and provides examples using an Oracle database and JMSL. And if you’re not convinced, tell us so in the live, interactive Q&A!
Trouble slicing data just the way you want? Survey data got you down? Trouble slicing data just the way you want? Why is it that sometimes data is easy to analyze and other times it seems nearly impossible? This session will explore the wide variety of data out there in the world. We'll look at:
·Excel files with odd "shapes"
·Working with multiple flat files that contain separate 'chunks' of the same (or similar) data
·Free tools that can help you collect, scrape, reformat, and edit data from the web and other sources, all with the idea that all data should have the same chance to express itself!
Lillian Pierson, Author of Data Science for Dummies & Chief Data Scientist, Data-Mania
Traditional business intelligence professionals often find it challenging to identify how this new “analytics” craze is any different from what they’ve been doing all along. Other data professionals don’t think much about the difference between BI and data science, because they’re too busy getting amazing results from data science applications like Watson Analytics and Tableau.
It’s easy to become satisfied with “business as usual”, but what happens when the game changes and more powerful methods become available to derive more value from the same old data? If you want to cut out all the process bulk and really laser target the data and data operations you need… if you want extremely fast results… and if you want to generate data insights that’ll keep you the A-player at your workplace, then you’ll be happy to know that there’s a free (and relatively) easy way to achieve these results by using R programming language.
In this webinar, you’ll get an introduction to R and the core benefits it offers you. You’ll see the lifecycle of an analytics project, noting how analytics is definitely distinct from traditional business intelligence. And lastly, you’ll get a live demo and tutorial on how you can begin using R to prepare your data for analytics.
Enda Ridge, Data Scientist and author of "Guerilla Analytics"
Are you a data scientist working on a project with constantly changing requirements, flawed changing data and other disruptions? Guerrilla Analytics can help.
The key to a high performing Guerrilla Analytics team is its ability to recognise common data preparation patterns and quickly implement them in flexible, defensive data sets.
After this webinar, you'll be able to get your team off the ground fast and begin demonstrating value to your stakeholders.
You will learn about:
* Guerrilla Analytics: a brief introduction to what it is and why you need it for your agile data science ambitions
* Data Science Patterns: what they are and how they enable agile data science
* Case study: a walk through of some common patterns in use in a real project
Valéry Bollier, co-founder and CEO and Benjamin Carlotti, co-founder and MD, OulalaGames
Many believe that Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) is the next immensely popular online game, similar to the arrival of Poker a decade ago. This relatively new phenomenon is taking North America by storm and slowly knocking on Europe's doors.
One of the most important elements of this fast-growing industry is Big Data. The games are powered by highly sophisticated algorithms to assess the crucial aspects of an athlete's performance that could contribute to an overall result. Data processing takes a central role on platforms, which then reflect action on the pitch on fans' smartphones, laptops or tablets. At the end of sports matches, the stats are available for further analysis.
But is DFS really a game of skill, or just another form of gambling? Can it merge together with traditional sports betting or is a ''dangerous'' substitution product? These are some of the topics that will be covered by Valéry Bollier and Benjamin Carlotti in this hot topic webinar.
Rob will talk about how the Obama campaign in 2012 predicted which people were likely to vote for him and Mitt Romney and how these techniques are useful for any marketing team. He'll discuss how his company The Outside View predict which homeowners are most likely to move house and how property companies are using behavioural psychology to engage with them more effectively.
Dan Diephouse, Director of Product Management, Nial Darbey, Principal Solutions Consultant
Connecting assets to audiences with speed and scale requires a data integration solution that allows you to integrate in real time via APIs, do batch tasks such as data ingestion or synchronization and handle a variety of data sources -- from JSON to XML to EDI. With Mule 3.7, we introduced DataWeave, a simple, powerful way to query and transform all types of data.
We’ll be showcasing the power of DataWeave in the following scenarios:
- Highly performant mappings and transformations
- Simple one-to-one mappings
- Complex mappings (e.g. joins, filtering, partitioning)-
- Easy to write, easy to maintain, metadata aware mappings
Naresh Agarwal - Head of Information Management & Big Data, Tracey Moon - Chief Marketing Officer
Being able to set the appropriate context to ask real questions of this massive quantity of data is how companies will spark change that truly matters. And we must be able to do that now, in the moment – and not minutes, days, weeks, or even months later.
Andrew C. Oliver, President & Founder, Mammoth Data
Today companies are under increasing pressure to achieve customer intimacy, increase the effectiveness of sales and marketing, and produce an analytical and realistic view of their business through existing data. New technologies such as Hadoop and Spark allow companies to use and process this data efficiently and in real time. However doing this creates IT operational challenges, reengineering of business processes and a tighter integration between the company and its data technologies. In this talk we describe how companies are achieving these BI goals and a blue print for your organization.
Andrew C. Oliver, @acoliver, is the president and founder of Mammoth Data, the leader in Big Data consulting. He is a well-known data expert and is consistently featured at conferences and in publications around the country. Andrew has more than 15 years of executive consulting experience and is the strategic developer blogger for InfoWorld.com. He is also a well-known open source advocate, having served on the board of the Open Source Initiative, as the founder of the POI project, and having worked for the successful startup, JBoss, before it was acquired by Red Hat.
Andy Cotgreave, Technical Evangelist, Tableau Software
Who are the visionaries of modern data visualization? Edward Tufte, Stephen Few, Alberto Cairo? But did your list include Willard Brinton? If not, it should. 100 years ago he wrote the definitive book on chart design, Graphic Methods for Presenting Facts.
In this session we will:
-Learn that almost everything you thought to be a modern innovation is, in fact, old
-See that the big data problems you have today were equally bad 100 years ago
-Discover how Brinton inspired today’s leading names in data visualization
Ana Costa e Silva, Senior Data Scientist at TIBCO Analytics
Data Science is a rapidly growing field. You may be hiring a data scientist or your colleagues or consultants tell you you need one. Data scientists are individuals with a combination of business acumen, ability to acquire and prepare data for analysis and analytics skills to derive business insights. They are essential for the success of a data driven organisation. But what exactly do they do?
This Webinar will explain in layman's terms and with easy to follow examples how they work, what skill sets are key and why they add value to your organisation.
Social Media provide a veritable feast of data that we can prod, poke and generally pull apart to uncover valuable insight. For those businesses that are not yet using social media to engage, this is the entry point for business social media use. In fact it’s more than that. It’s the absolute minimum you should be doing. It allows you to understand what’s being said about you business, your competitors, your audiences. It allows you to listen to influencers in your niche. It can also measure your activity online. All of these insightful gems will help you to uncover intelligence so important to your business, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been using this before.
In this webinar, I’ll take you through the basics of listening online, how you do it, the tools you need and what you can learn.
If you ask digital marketers what content is proving best for ROI, you’ll probably find a fairly even split of answers between video, long form and short form articles. Now, the scary bit. If you ask them what that answer is based on, more often than not you’ll find it’s the result of opinion or gut feeling. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with this. Most of us have a good idea of what our audience broadly is looking for.
However, it makes the next set of questions really difficult to answer:
- Do I need to be creating more videos, or more long form articles?
- Are infographics a waste of time?
- Do I have the right mix of content for my audience or could I be serving them even better?
Added to this, there are many well-intentioned bloggers eager to share their best practice ideas, which can lead to truths, half-truths and sometimes pure myth. But how can we separate fact from fiction?
In this webinar, we’ll explore how analytics can be used to debunk myths and really inform marketing intelligence. We’ll do this by analysing real live data against some of the common hypotheses, such as:
- Long form articles are more engaging than short form
- Videos are the most efficient form of content
- Infographics are expensive and least effective for driving content marketing ROI
In this webinar, we’ll explore how to link content to ROI and how to optimise ROI in a world where content has to reach a cross-device audience. Learn some top tips for how to plan a really rewarding content marketing strategy.
Ian Golding, Freelance Customer Experience Consultant
Organisations are very good at measuring the things they do - revenue; profit; costs etc.. Yet in 2015, there are still many who are not great at balancing what they want to know about themselves with measuring what their customers AND employees think about the things they do! This webinar will look at the most effective way of creating a robust, effective customer experience measurement system that will ensure that you have the RIGHT customer focused measures to understand exactly what your business needs to do to continuously and demonstrably improve the customer experience.
You will learn about the following:
1. How measurement fits in to a Customer Experience Management Framework
2. The 4 CX measurement principles
3. The three 'voices' of customer experience measurement
4. Voice of the Customer - methods and things to be aware of
5. Voice of the Employee
6. Voice of the Process
7. The importance of measuring the 'end to end' customer journey
Mary Osborne, Business Visualization Practice Manager, SAS and Tapan Patel, Product Marketing Manager, SAS
Ever-changing customer expectations demand agility and governance in the same breath. Advancements in data discovery and analytics continue to accelerate. But wait! The wave of data analytics centric innovation isn’t even over.
Watch this webinar on how top trends in business intelligence (BI) and analytics are evolving to put relevant and timely insights in the hands of more users and decision makers. What actions must be taken to stay ahead and avoid being paralyzed?
· Visual data discovery and approachable analytics will continue to entice more users.
· Business user-led projects and bottom-up experimentation demands more data governance.
· Self-service data preparation is emerging and addresses a high-value problem.
· Mobile BI and location intelligence has traction, but still some organizations are on the fence.
· Cloud adoption continues to grow. Have you identified which business problems are relevant?