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Open banking in the US: What it is and how to prepare

10:00am PDT Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

While there currently isn’t a national regulatory framework in the U.S. for open banking, there can be no doubt that this global trend is about to change the way financial data is accessed and shared in our country. This new and growing open banking ecosystem offers numerous benefits for those who are positioned to leverage it to create innovative apps and solutions. In our webinar, we’ll discuss the open banking movement in the U.S. and how to prepare with thought leaders from FinGoal and Envestnet | Yodlee. Learn about best practices for sharing data via APIs and how to set up your technology so that you’ll be ready when open banking becomes the standard for data sharing. Attendees will learn about: - The current open banking movement in the U.S. - How open banking enables innovation - Ways to manage data security, privacy, and risk - The benefits of API-based data-sharing - How to assess your technology for open banking-readiness Panelists: - Susan French, SVP, Head of Product and Client Operations, BBVA Open Platform - David Nohe, CEO, FinGoal - Brian Costello, VP, Data Strategy and Strategic Initiatives, Envestnet | Yodlee - Evan Schuman, VentureBeat (moderator)

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As the world resets, how do you retain players & create lifelong relationships?

10:00am PDT Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Gamers are very passionate about their entertainment. When the global community went into quarantine, the number of at-home gamers rose to new levels in the first half of 2020. As we all reset how we live and operate, the question becomes: How do you retain your new and loyal users, and keep them happy in your gaming ecosystem? In this webinar, you will hear insights and learn: - Why is it important to build loyalty programs through subscriptions with players now? - How has consumer mind shift led to subscription-based gaming experiences? - What does it take to keep new players loyal? Speakers: - Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, GamesBeat - Berkley Egenes, Vice President of Marketing, Xsolla focusing on Subscriptions & Monetization - Raph Koster, CEO, Playable Worlds - Deepthi Menon, SVP, Words With Friends, Zynga

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COVID benchmarks on ARR, churn, and more from 2020 Key Banc SaaS survey

10:00am PDT Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

The post-COVID world is a volatile one, which makes data-informed business planning more important than ever. This year's Key Banc Capital Markets annual private SaaS company Survey focused on the essential post-COVID questions that CFOs, RevOps, and finance leaders need to know to guide their scenario planning, and get more efficient in cost structure, churn, CMRR, and CAC, to plan their cash and fundraising. See where you stand when you join this VB Live event. Industry experts will take a deep dive into the Key Banc Capital Markets survey, and share the metrics you need to compare against, and the most important process improvements you can make to guide your cash-flow, revenue, billing, and forecasting. You'll learn about: - COVID benchmarks on ARR, churn, CAC, and capital efficiency - How to gauge relative success in terms of growth and cash flow profitability - Comparisons across funding stages, go-to-market models, type of product and primary buyer - Operational adjustments companies are making in the wake of the changing environment Speakers: - David Spitz, Managing Director, Key Banc Capital Markets - David Appel, Head SaaS Vertical, Sage Intacct - Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat

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4 key HR strategies to navigate the new “normal” as employees return to work

10:00am PDT Thursday, September 17th, 2020

As companies start to look toward the future where workers are returning to the office in varying forms, managers will need to prepare for the complex changes that will have to be negotiated. This will include everything from flexible work situations -- including virtual, socially distant, and remote employee behaviors -- to the new rules that keep employees safe, such as mask wearing and social distancing. There are four key strategies HR managers need to embrace. Planning -- how are you taking into consideration all relevant and required changes and factors? Productivity -- what does it look like now, in new working environments? Pivoting -- what should remain consistent, and where should you pivot? And Policies -- what policies and processes need to be re-examined or created in order to adapt to and be compliant with requirements for the new workplace normal? Being prepared with the right HR strategies in place before workers return to the new workplace normal will help ensure that your company is compliant and your employees will be safe and productive. Register now for this VB Live event to learn from HR experts on what the ongoing COVID-19 landscape could mean for small- to mid-size business owners, and how to effectively transition your employees from traditional workplace environments and habits to the pandemic world. You'll learn about: ● The 4 P’s: Planning, Productivity, Pivoting, and Policy ● Getting HR systems in place ● Communicating and enforcing new HR rules ● Impacts on compensation and benefits Speakers: - Darby Starnes, Manager, HR Strategy & Content, TriNet - More to come!

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