BrightTALK webinars and videos

  • A recent analyst study found that 88% of organizations are “doing Project and Portfolio Management (PPM).” This finding could lead many to believe all is well with this critical business process so essential to strategic success. This is hardly the case as studies also show PPM is still generally immature in enterprises today. The lack of maturity is largely due to the fact that most organizations are addressing only a subset of PPM capabilities. So though almost every organization can lay claim to doing PPM, few are actually doing PPM for all its worth. Many of these organizations will continue to miss out on the incredible possibility and promise of this essential business capability until they grasp and appreciate the full scope and potential of PPM.

    One of the greatest barriers to realizing the full potential of PPM is an enterprise-wide awareness of the span of PPM and the likely gap that must be overcome to achieve it. There is a plethora of great PPM insight contained in the numerous books, methodologies, and frameworks available today, but using this volume of information to get everyone on the same page is a daunting challenge. The key is to use a simple approach and model to quickly establish a common understanding of this critical business discipline and to easily foster the conversations and discussions to drive the endeavor to raise PPM proficiency.

    This brief webcast will present a PPM model that is easy to remember, easy to communicate, and proven to quickly illuminate the gap between existing immature PPM processes and the full scope and potential of comprehensive Project and Portfolio Management.
  • Portfolio planning activities have struggled to gain respect in most businesses. Lack of enterprise-wide orchestration arises from a lack of effective involvement and intimate business knowledge – not simply of operations and processes, but of business imperatives, obstacles and desired outcomes. And the information systems aspects continue to be planned in splendid isolation from the business, causing IT people to mistakenly celebrate victory when a new IT system goes live. However a project only really starts when the IT goes live, and so the planning needs to be fully integrated. This can only be accomplished first by building strong relationships with business peers that will result in measurable value creation. The next step is to implement a sophisticated PPM system that can handle the extreme complexity of orchestrating all the business and related technology portfolio of initiatives, capable of optimizing the plans (and the outcomes) as the business environment changes.

    To achieve this, a new PPM model needs to be created to look at portfolio management in a holistic way, enterprise-wide. Planners need a capability that will generate multiple scenarios and real-time decision support. This dimensionality and complexity is well beyond the capacity of the human brain. By implementing such a tool, IT would be positioned as a critical partner with the business – not just in implementing mainstream information systems, but also in helping the business with a much better way to plan and manage all of its key initiatives effectively

    This session focuses on how enterprise leaders and divisional leaders and IT leaders should be working in harmony to orchestrate great business outcomes, rather than looking after their parochial interests.
  • The development of a solid product innovation strategy is undoubtledly a collaborative effort, and company cultures that support an open and robust dialog will be more able to evolve their strategies to address their changing business environments.

    Attend this webcast featuring Michelle Jones from Stage-Gate International as she discusses how these companies are better equipped to address risk and derive more value from their product innovation efforts. Also hear why aligning your product innovation strategy is an important precursor to making continuous strategic assessments and project prioritization decisions.

    All attendees will gain insight into the 5 key elements that comprise a consensus based innovation strategy, the importance of clearly communicating that strategy to drive strategic portfolio management, and the metrics to measure performance.

    This event is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
  • Wall Street expects it and customer demand it – accountability from Sr. Executives for the future direction of their organizations. How can executives ensure their strategic plans are in action and on track? How can they shift and pivot to changing market conditions along with the risks and impacts to the long-term vision and goals? How do you thread accountability from planning to execution to results?

    Join this session, where David Werner, Senior Principal Product Marketing Manager, CA Technologies, speaks with Rick Morris, published Author and Owner/President of R2 Consulting about ways to bring more accountability through your strategic plan.
  • Companies are increasingly driving revenue and customer satisfaction through digital business initiatives, and IT leadership is more essential to the success of the business than it ever was. You’ll learn how HP’s unique technology - Connected Intelligence - blends big data with automation, enables exceptional user experience, agility with compliance and cost efficiencies across the board.
  • A recent analyst study found that 88% of organizations are “doing Project and Portfolio Management (PPM).” This finding could lead many to believe all is well with this critical business process so essential to strategic success. This is hardly the case as studies also show PPM is still generally immature in enterprises today. The lack of maturity is largely due to the fact that most organizations are addressing only a subset of PPM capabilities. So though almost every organization can lay claim to doing PPM, few are actually doing PPM for all its worth. Many of these organizations will continue to miss out on the incredible possibility and promise of this essential business capability until they grasp and appreciate the full scope and potential of PPM.

    One of the greatest barriers to realizing the full potential of PPM is an enterprise-wide awareness of the span of PPM and the likely gap that must be overcome to achieve it. There is a plethora of great PPM insight contained in the numerous books, methodologies, and frameworks available today, but using this volume of information to get everyone on the same page is a daunting challenge. The key is to use a simple approach and model to quickly establish a common understanding of this critical business discipline and to easily foster the conversations and discussions to drive the endeavor to raise PPM proficiency.

    This brief webcast will present a PPM model that is easy to remember, easy to communicate, and proven to quickly illuminate the gap between existing immature PPM processes and the full scope and potential of comprehensive Project and Portfolio Management.
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  • At its most basic level, communication is the transfer of information and ideas between two or more entities. In the context of organizational project and program management, communication is a core competency that, when properly executed, connects every member of a project team to a common set of strategies, goals and actions. Unless these components are effectively shared by project leads and understood by stakeholders, project outcomes are jeopardized and budgets incur unnecessary risk. Effective communications leads to more successful projects, allowing organizations to become high performers and risk 14 times fewer dollars than their low-performing counterparts.

    This webinar reveals the communications challenges that prevent organizations from accomplishing more successful projects, and identifies key initiatives enable organizations to improve their communication as they face their own unique challenges in an ever-changing complex and risky environment.

    This session is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
  • Information-led content strategies are creating exceptional customer experiences that power organizational success, but how do we ensure this in a global context for the majority of users consuming our content in languages other than English? Technical communication professionals have a unique vantage point, collaborating across the enterprise with unique access to products and services from the perspective of usability communicated in technical information.

    In this session, we focus on successful global content strategies from the perspective of globalization. Whether your content is unstructured, structured or if you are planning migration to DITA-XML, we explore localization best practices to get the most out of your translation workflow in terms of quality, agility and transparency.

    About Diana Ballard

    Diana Ballard has worked in localization for over 20 years — formerly as Technical Documentations Manager in a fast-paced Japanese manufacturing environment, and more recently as Account Director at LOGOS, ranking among the top 20 language service providers in the world (according to CommenSense Advisory). Over its unique 35-year history, LOGOS has witnessed the evolution of modern localization in terms of best practices and technologies we often take for granted today.
  • Improving service quality relies on a solid configuration data foundation. A Configuration Management System (CMS)-based on a CMDB and automated, intelligent discovery- provides the data everyone can trust and build on. It delivers the accurate, up-to-date information to the right users. But the data alone does not cut it; an accurate and up-to-date service model is also needed.

    Join this webinar to learn how to boost your services' quality and develop a more successful service desk with a CMS, automated discovery, and automated service modeling partnered with increased process maturity.
  • Many companies struggle with how to sell effectively with different brands, platforms, and divisions. One company, Cenveo, has tackled this challenge head-on with Sales Cloud and Data.com, working through culturally diverse business units, data silos owned by territorial sales reps, and challenges cross selling.

    There are many approaches to achieve more effective selling which we will explore with Jason Jordan of Vantage Point Performance, author of the best-selling book, Cracking the Sales Management Code.

    Jason will share best practices that drive business results and Kathy Coates, VP of Platform Sales Technology at Cenveo, will share how Cenveo:

    -Saw immediate results from bringing together sales for 3 separate brands
    -Reinvented how they sell--and changed their company culture
    -Achieved more visibility into their entire pipeline than ever before
    -Discovered new opportunities through account hierarchies
    -Gained "eye-opening" insights on their customers
  • This webinar will outline methods of deploying Fortinet Sandbox solution as a hardware inclusive service and creating a compelling offering that will help build value in your portfolio and lead to high margin revenue. We will discuss the reasons for the renewed demand for Sandboxing, the deliverables of FortiSandbox, compare it to competitive solutions and discuss sizing, productizing and pricing models.
  • Please join us for an online event featuring Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at SanDisk, Sumit Sadana, and Eric Burgener, Research Director for IDC's Storage Practice, as we unveil a new category of flash storage solutions.
  • Combining the process of tableting with a multiple unit pellet system requires the protection of the drug release controlling coating as well as the limitation of segregation of the tableting mixture in order to provide mass and content uniformity. Limiting pellet size and fraction (ideally 50 – 60 % w/w), using concave tooling and of course applying flexible coatings at high layer thickness are best precaution to prevent damage of the drug release controlling coating.
  • Government bond yields around the world remain very low, and the recent announcement of full-blown QE by the ECB suggests that the search for yield is likely to continue. In the US and UK, expectations were that interest rates would rise this year, although the global disinflationary trend means that there is no need for central banks to act quickly. In credit markets, the outsized excess returns that have characterised the past few years may now be over, but there are still plenty of opportunities to generate alpha. Nonetheless, it is vital that investors employ the largest possible toolkit when investing in bond markets, in order to maximise the likelihood of a favourable investment outcome.

    Join Threadneedle’s Fund Manager Martin Harvey as he discuss topics including:

    - The importance of a diversified investment approach, spanning rate strategies, currencies, asset allocation and security selection
    - Current portfolio themes
    - The outlook for fixed income markets over the remainder of 2015

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    Online participants will be able to submit questions during the web conference.
  • Steffen Winnefeld, Portfolio Manager of the FAST European Opportunities Fund discusses his views on Europe and reveals where he is identifying opportunities.

    Steffen will discuss his outlook and explain why an active extension approach is particularly relevant in the current environment - outlining how his highest conviction positive and negative views are reflected in the portfolio.
  • Blend in a corporate environment featuring Helen Hyde, Personnel Director, Waitrose

    In this 45 minute webinar you will see previously unseen footage from our November 2014 Keeping Women In launch event. This webinar specifically focusses on one of our guest speakers, Helen Hyde, Personnel Director of Waitrose.

    Our exclusive video footage shows Helen talking candidly about Waitrose, what they do well to Keep Women In and further initiatives they are currently working on.

    Following our exclusive video footage, Anna will host a 15 minute tutorial on ‘Introducing blend to a corporate environment’.

    This webinar is relevant to high achieving working mothers and employers alike. It is highly solutions orientated and full of simple, effective tips for businesses and leaders to support working mothers and ultimately Keep Women In.
  • Lee Smith (Dee Smith & Associates) and David Cuthbertson (SMS) will cover their approach and methods of assessing existing data centre facilities and management processes. Rapid changes in both IT and data centre technologies often mean that facilities and management techniques fail to evolve fast enough, with the data centre potentially being the weak link in the delivery chain of all IT services. Achieving a baseline through an assessment is critical for any improvement or transformation activity - but is not so easy to do in practice.
  • On 4 March 2015 at 15:00 CET, John Bennett, manager of the Henderson Gartmore Continental European Fund and the Henderson Gartmore Pan European Fund, will deliver his quarterly update, providing an overview of his current market views and insight into some of the main challenges and opportunities he sees in Europe.
  • In 2014, the world saw an increased number of security breaches in high profile companies. We will take a look back at some of these cases, and why it’s not only the high profile companies that were breached. Plus we will show you steps you can take to prevent yourself from being hacked in 2015. We will focus on “getting back to the basics” going into detail on why complete patch management means a safer year for any organization.
  • Looking for a simple way to achieve cost-effective z Systems for storage? Join CA Technologies and Microsoft for an interactive discussion, moderated by Joe Clabby, President, Clabby Analytics, on the evolving role of cloud innovation and z Systems in today’s new application economy to help IT derive real business value through operational and cost efficiencies.

    Your tape and disk systems are like trusty friends – and you have relied on these dependable storage media to backup, restore, archive and recover z Systems data. And with your organizations’ digital information growing from gigabytes to petabytes seemingly overnight, what options are available to datacenters when technology leapfrogs in a seemingly regular cadence? Buy more hardware?

    Don’t be forever caught in “catch up” mode when it comes to your storage infrastructure. Attend this webcast and discover how CA Cloud Storage for System z, featuring Microsoft Azure, simplifies the process of storing mainframe data in the cloud and help lower data center storage costs to pennies per GB. Hear compelling ROI cases how re-envisioning your existing storage methodologies can help you store more and spend less – yes, it’s possible!
  • Investing a lot in content marketing? Make every pound count by ensuring you’re using every persuasion technique in town to encourage prospects to click, share, download and sign up. You don’t need design or technical support – just word power. We’ll share a host of case studies and examples showing how a few simple copy optimisation tricks could make you a content marketing hero.

    Learn how to:

    • Avoid common mistakes that put prospects off content.
    • Increase sign ups and data capture.
    • Encourage social sharing and amplification.
    • Increase engagement: dwell times; repeat visits and interaction.
    • Ensure your calls to action inspire action!