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The enterprise AI conundrum: Build or buy?

10:00am PST Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

It’s do or die time: According to Gartner, the global business value from AI leapt by 70 percent last year, to $1.2 trillion, and it will triple to $3.9 trillion in 2022. So enterprises interested in getting on the AI train should jump now -- before you lose some major competitive advantages. Of course, the biggest challenge for enterprise companies is figuring out the build versus buy question. There’s the build-in-house model of AI implementation, with open-source toolkits and expensive, but essential new hires. The number of startups offering full-service consultation, with set-up and service is proliferating, but who do you choose, and what do you pay for? And somewhere in between those options there’s the artificial intelligence as a service (AIaaS) approach — and again, the field of vendors is crowded with options. There’s no easy, one-size-fits-all answer — but there are experts with real insight into how to identify your business needs, and where to get started implementing AI in the most cost-effective, profitable way possible for your enterprise. To get up front and personal with pros in the trenches now, register now for this VB Live event! You'll learn: *How to identify your AI needs *How to identify your decision criteria *The pros and cons of build and buy, and the best situations for each *How to get a handle on the true costs of both build and buy

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Want your sales teams to always be closing? Adopt AI

10:00am PST Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Sales leaders are continually on the hook to make the current quarter outperform the last, and now AI and machine learning offers brand new ways to improve workflows and conversion rates. Artificial intelligence can increase your lead and appointments by fifty percent, reduce new rep ramp time by 30 to 60 percent, and increase win rates by 10 percentage points. It can ensure a rep’s time is all impact, all the time, by automating tasks, highlighting conversation best practices, and slashing whats essentially downtime by 40 percent — and even initiate contact with leads, qualify them, follow up, and sustain them. Leaving sales reps the time and the primed field to close the deal. AI and machine learning technologies just keep maturing, making it easier — and smarter than ever — to plug in to a new way of doing business. To learn more about how early adopters have transformed their sales processes and enjoyed enormous gains in return, don’t miss this VB Live event! Register for free now! Attend this webinar and learn: How to simplify tasks that take up too much of sales' time *How AI will improve forecasting accuracy *How AI can identify coaching themes from meetings based on what top reps do better than others *How AI can identify which clients will be easiest to both up-sell and cross-sell *How AI can identify best pricing and discounts for individual clients to avoid leaving money on the table *The leading technologies to implement AI for sales acceleration Speakers: *Stewart Rogers, Analyst At Large, VentureBeat More speakers coming soon!

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Subscription strategies to drive your competitive advantage

10:00am PDT Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

The subscription model has proven to be ideal for our digital, customer-centric economy. It offers sustainable recurring revenue and customer loyalty, plus a wealth of data to enable data-driven insights. But as consumer preferences and buying behaviors continue to shift, subscription businesses must evolve to remain competitive, or risk losing significant market traction. It’s time to step up your subscription game in 2020! Real world case studies will show you how it's done. Learn how hybrid commerce helps Urban Outfitters and BarkBox maximize revenue growth and brand value; how Output and Cinemark use machine learning and payments optimization to reduce churn and ensure business continuity; the way Unbounce is using subscription data to keep pricing and packaging competitive, and more, when you join this VB Live event. Key Takeaways: *How forward-looking businesses are using subscriptions to gain a competitive edge, including real-world case studies *The latest subscription trends and technologies to leverage for accelerated growth *Ways to build brand value and deepen customer loyalty, including hybrid commerce, alternative payment methods, frictionless trials, delighting customers, and more Speakers: *Emma Clark, Chief of Staff, Recurly More speakers coming soon! Emma Clark is Chief of Staff at Recurly. In this role, she focuses on identifying new and emerging trends in subscription commerce as well as advising businesses on effective ways to optimize their subscription model. Emma's background is in data analytics and product management. Prior to Recurly, Emma was an analyst and product manager at JP Morgan Chase.

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How AI is transforming enterprise analytics

10:00am PDT Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Enterprise analytics will trend toward a $70 billion market in 2019, now that business users everywhere are demanding immediate, universal access to data and reporting. With the advent of AI, data access and accuracy are being improved even more. But AI also brings with it responsibilities around governance, privacy and protocol. So on one hand, AI is helping prepping clean, rich data -- for example auto-completing or correcting data where it does not exist or is wrong, or even auto-suggesting reporting dashboards, equipping decision-makers to understand what reports to follow and what the data is telling them. On the other hand, this speed and cornucopia that AI provides brings with it a new urgency to make sure that data is all safe, especially given heightened attention across industries to concerns around privacy, bias, and fairness. To learn more about how Ai is transforming enterprise analytics, don’t miss this VB Live event! Register here for free. Attend this webinar and learn about: *The importance of clean, rich data and how AI is helping this *Why AI dashboards will replace KPI dashboards *How AI and analytics approaches differ across devices -- with mobile being so much more meshed within the Internet of Things *How AI and analytics quickly surface problem areas in customer strategies and allow actionable insights in real time *The importance of clearly-defined questions in creating AI analytics dashboards Speakers coming soon!

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5 Steps to Scale your Company from Early- to Growth-Stage

10:00am PDT Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

How do SaaS companies scale? Automation is the key. It can significantly speed up quote-to-cash cycles and shorten your close cycles, free up cash to make investments, and help increase your valuation with more accurate forecasting. Plus, with cash flow improved, you can accelerate hiring, create and test new products, and more. Key Takeaways: * 7 Mistakes to avoid when automating your B2B subscription billing model * The 5 steps required to build your subscription financial processes * 3 Tips on choosing the technology stack that will help you grow Speakers: *David Appel, Head of Software & SaaS, Sage Intacct *Stewart Rogers, Analyst At Large, VentureBeat More speakers coming soon!

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