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EVENT DATE : Wednesday, May 14, 2014
TIME : 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-04:00) / 9:00 AMPacific Daylight Time (GMT-07:00)

Data-driven apps have become a major growth engines for the worldwide software market. In fact Forrester predicts smart computing software will become a $48 billion market this year, while IDC has proclaimed that 2014 will be the year of data-driven marketing and sales. From personalized portals, to wearable devices like Nike Fuelband, data-driven apps are all around us. Yet, designing compelling data-driven experiences - especially for customer facing apps where there is both a large number of users and large data sets - remains an art and a science. Fortunately, an emerging set of design principles inspired by consumer devices provides a blueprint for delivering apps that inform, connect, and motivate end-users. We’ll review these insights, as well as 5 best practices and examples for designing highly-scalable, personalized apps for today’s data consumer.

During this webcast you will learn:

• Why data is becoming a differentiator in customer facing apps

• Why big data and mobile adoption creates new challenges for developers

• How the "small data" design philosophy can drive focus and agility

• What emerging best practices offer a guide for creating compelling, high-scale data-driven apps and solutions


Allen Bonde, VP of Product Marketing & Innovation, Actuate

Allen Bonde is the VP of Product Marketing & Innovation at Actuate, an advisor to several start-ups, and a former digital media and Internet CMO. An early proponent of self-service apps and data-driven marketing, he has helped global leaders with their big data and customer experience strategies, and shares his perspectives as a contributor to Forbes.com, DM News, and Small Data Group – his top-rated blog. Prior to joining Actuate he was Partner and Principal Analyst at Digital Clarity Group, a co-founder of social marketing pioneer Offerpop, and CMO and head of strategy at CRM consultancy eVergance (now KANA). He started his career as a researcher and data scientist in the telecom sector, and was part of teams at McKinsey and Yankee Group that did early work in online advertising and e-commerce.


David Rubinstein, Editor-in-Chief, SD Times




Recorded Webinar:

Are you ready to maximize the impact of delivering in an agile framework across your organization, yet challenged by scaling agile beyond the team level to the program and portfolio levels?

Join us for this 2-part webinar series for insights into what you need to know to take agile to the next level!

Plus you can earn PDU credits!

Can't attend the webinars? No problem! Everyone who registers will get a link to the recordings.

Part 1: SD Times Editor-in-Chief David Rubinstein and Agile Coaches Dave Gunther and Mike McLaughlin will explore the five key questions organizations need to consider when scaling agile to the program and portfolio levels including:

• How should we organize?
• How will we communicate?
• How, what and where will we prioritize?
• How can we facilitate decisions & plan effectively?
• How can we deliver predictably at scale?

Part 2: Product Evangelist Andy Powell will discuss how the VersionOne® enterprise agile ALM platform can help to scale enterprise agile faster, easier and smarter. You will see how to:

• Capture and visualize your roadmaps
• Track and manage initiatives through to implementation
• Coordinate multiple cross-functional teams
• Perform advanced analysis on your projects
• Enable enterprise collaboration

David Rubinstein
SD Times

David Rubinstein
David Rubinstein is the editor-in-chief of SD Times. An award-winning journalist, David has more than 30 years of experience in news reporting and editing. A founding member of the SD Times team, David has spent 14 years in the high-tech industry.

Dave Gunther, CSM, CSPO, CSP, SPC
Agile Coach & Product Consultant

Dave Gunther Dave Gunther has more than 20 years of software product development experience, most recently helping with agile transformations as a practitioner, coach and product implementation consultant across the enterprise.

Mike McLaughlin, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, SPC
Agile Coach & Product Consultant

Mike McLaughlin Mike McLaughlin has more than 15 years of experience in software development and over 5 years as an agile practitioner, coach, trainer and mentor for Fortune 500 clients. Mike is an active member of the Project Management Institute, the Scrum Alliance, and the Limited Work in Progress Society.

Andy Powell
Product Evangelist & Certified SAFe Program Consultant

Andy Powell During his 12-year career in the software development industry, Andy has assisted in numerous 500+ person agile tool rollouts with companies such as Siemens, Adobe, EMC and Sabre, giving him considerable experience in leading major projects.



Visibility into real-world mobile app behavior is key to understanding the factors that drive long-term usage and performance.

View this interactive brief to learn how leading companies are addressing the key stages of mobile app development from design to user adoption. The video also provides tips on how apps can scale quickly and reliably.



Did Ops Communicate the Problem? Did Dev Fix it Yet?
Break Down IT Barriers for Seamless Application Problem Solving

A major global CIO survey showed that only 31 percent of CIOs see cooperation across technology silos and 81 percent believe there is a need to bridge gaps so that IT can take a more unified approach to problem solving. Most IT organizations still rely on manual, limited communication when relaying critical details about an application problem or exception. This siloed environment can lead to a lack of understanding and communication between IT teams, resulting in inefficient problem-solving, slower time-to-market and rising costs. To help solve this age-old issue, Compuware has united its APM for Mainframe and Developer Productivity solutions to break down the long standing walls between IT and DevOps to improve collaboration and productivity. Specifically, deeper integration between these tools used to find (monitor, analyze, pinpoint) problems and the tools used to fix (recreate, debug, test) problems enable the automated capture of detailed information about an issue, giving Development what it needs to jumpstart the resolution process and accelerate the delivery of IT services.

What will session attendees learn from the Webcast
Attendees will learn about new processes and functionality that dramatically improve the way DevOps teams collaborate when resolving mainframe application performance problems or exceptions. They’ll discover how Operations or QA teams can pinpoint the root cause of a performance problem using Compuware APM for Mainframe or Abend-AID and then send a "fix request” that automatically gathers the contextual insights of the problem, to the Compuware Workbench. Once the fix request is received Development can jumpstart the resolution process.

Spencer Hallman, Subject Matter Expert, Compuware APM for Mainframe Jim Liebert, Subject Matter Expert, Compuware Developer Productivity Solution



Development teams are looking to the cloud to help increase the number of releases in shorter cycles. A common goal is to increase or fully automate releases through Continuous Integration, but it requires time to learn, better integrated tools, and a major change in process for your organization. Instant access to cloud-based environments built for business application development and testing can help your organization deliver more capabilities, with fewer headaches.

In this webinar you’ll learn how cloud infrastructure keeps your dev team moving. If you are a traditional development team, or moving towards DevOps methodologies, this webinar will get you up to speed on the drivers behind moving your development and testing to the cloud:

- Understand the philosophy and methodologies for moving Dev/Test to the Cloud
- Know what’s required to successfully move up the DevOps chain
- See the benefits and capabilities a Dev/Test cloud provides when applied to application development



Development teams are increasingly looking to the cloud to help increase the number of releases in shorter cycles. Adopting cloud-based development and testing approaches for your organization will ensure you close the gap between idea and implementation, taking advantage of new opportunities, faster than ever before.

Learn how organizations are provisioning complete multi-VM environments in minutes, taking control of their development infrastructure, and moving their application dev/test to the cloud. CloudShare TeamLabs gives you the power to provision complete multi-VM environments in minutes, to help your organization deliver more capabilities, more quickly, with fewer headaches.

This slidedeck will help you build a case for moving your development and testing to the cloud:

-Understand the philosophy and methodologies for moving Dev/Test to the Cloud
-Know what’s required to successfully move up the DevOps chain
-See the benefits and capabilities a Dev/Test cloud provides when applied to application development



As software development activity is scaled to multiple teams or projects, the burden of managing concurrent activity grows. If software development organizations fail to deploy effective strategies to organize and coordinate parallel development; productivity, quality, and agility are lost. In today’s rapidly changing marketplace, where a company's ability to deliver software to market is key to its competitive advantage, this failure can result in nothing less than a loss in competitiveness and market share.

AccuRev and SD Times recently conducted a survey to the software industry regarding the adoption of Continuous Integration within the software development process.

During the webinar, Jon Jesse from AccuRev, and David Rubinstein of SD Times will share how and why companies find themselves in varying categories of effectiveness when it comes to practicing Continuous Integration. They will also discuss the common pitfalls companies fall into which can derail them from solid Continuous Integration practices, and they will share the established best practices companies should use to put them back on the right track.



Join Theresa Lanowitz of voke Research and Frank Jennings of Comcast Corporation as they share real data and real results from Comcast’s use of service virtualization, a new approach to software test environment simulation that dramatically sped up the software development lifecycle. Comcast will share their first-hand experiences with service virtualization—including implementation challenges, best practices, and impact on schedules, costs, risk, and innovation.

In addition, Voke analyst Theresa Lanowitz will discuss the latest research findings on Service Virtualization business value and usage within leading IT organizations. She will present the critical assessment questions you need to know prior to implementing a service virtualization solution at your company

A significant portion of this webinar will be reserved for participant questions and answers from these experts.

Theresa Lanowitz, Founder of voke, inc. is recognized worldwide as a strategic thinker and market influencer in application lifecycle, virtualization and convergence markets.

Frank Jennings, Director of Performance Test at Comcast

David Rubinstein is the editor-in-chief of SD Times. An award-winning journalist, David has more than 30 years of experience in news reporting and editing.



To support a multi-channel customer supply chain while reducing cost, you must go beyond integration to true B2B collaboration. Please join us for an informative webinar taught by Bryan Ball from the Aberdeen Group.

Brian, Research Director for Aberdeen's Supply Chain and Supplier Management research practice, will teach you how to establish a holistic approach to the supply chain by tying replenishment and fulfillment systems together. You’ll see how to develop the trust required to make those processes work across borders.

You will learn:
• Why B2B collaboration is becoming a priority for all businesses as a result of the pressures they are facing in today's business environment.
• Why rising complexity of operations and the increasing service demands from customers are causing businesses to make B2B collaboration a priority.
• Results from a recent survey with best-in-class companies highlighting the value of B2B collaboration.
Learn how to move from integration to collaboration – register for this recorded webinar today!

Bryan Ball
VP and Principal Analyst,
Supply Chain and Supplier Management Research Practice


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