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Developing financial wellness tools with artificial intelligence

10:00am PDT Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Recent research shows that consumers are interested in using a digital financial coach to help them proactively manage their finances. However, most are using online banking tools that just give a full view of their financial picture without offering up any advice or guidance on how to improve their financial behavior. and that’s where engagement ends. Discover how the industry’s most innovative companies are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to build financial solutions and apps to attract and engage today’s evolving consumer. The future of financial wellness informed by AI is here. Machine learning has the capability to continuously analyze data and deliver specific insights that can help consumers improve their financial health. In this webinar, you’ll find out how to transform your data into insights and intelligence. Using a unified API to drive intuitive and powerful user experiences is key. Attendees will also learn: * How AI and machine learning are powering today’s financial wellness tools * Recent research from Aite Group on financial wellness tools and virtual financial wellness coaches * How digital tools, chatbots, and interactive assistants can revive the concept of traditional personal financial management (PFM) * Using an API to gain insight and deliver actionable advice * How to leverage data intelligence to build apps and solutions that help users improve their financial health MODERATOR: * Evan Schuman, VentureBeat SPEAKERS: * Katy Gibson, VP of Application Products, Envestnet | Yodlee * Keith Armstrong, Founder and COO, * Tiffani Montez, Retail Banking Sr Analyst, Aite Group Sponsored by Envestnet | Yodlee

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Cash in at scale on the esports explosion

3:30pm PDT Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

The esports market is on fire. Last year 43 million people watched the League of Legends world championships, a multiplayer fighting game. And it's not a niche market of teenage boys in basements. A recent report found that 31 million people watch esports tournaments in the U.S., and more than double that -- 68M -- in China. And the question is -- how do you monetize that at scale? Look to the wild success of the Asia-Pacific esports companies. The companies who stage events like China’s 2017 Riot Championships, which posted more than 32 million viewers, have been able to compel customers to actually pay to view content, and even tip players, with the right streaming and payment technologies. Don’t miss this VB Live event for keen insights from leaders in the space on how U.S. companies can effectively operate globally or begin to expand globally. You’ll learn how to confront the challenges that scaling your audience can pose and improve it, from west to east, as you look to capture more of the global audience opportunity. Register now for free. You’ll learn about: * The opportunities provided by the growth in the esports streaming content market * What's causing the streaming content surge and market growth * The technology making this explosive esports growth possible on a global scale * Confronting the problems around scale in markets like China and elsewhere Speakers: * Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, GamesBeat * Roc Harry, Relationship Director, Worldpay * Carter Rogers, Senior Analyst, SuperData Research * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat Sponsored by Worldpay

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How strategic VCs are priming healthcare startups for success

10:00am PDT Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

The healthcare system feels as though it’s years behind, compared to other consumer-dominated industries, and for good reason. Fluctuating payment models, care structures, patient journeys, and shifting relationships between patients and their physicians have complex, ever-shifting barriers to implementing innovative solutions – and do it at scale. But the potential to disrupt healthcare with innovative solutions and technology at scale is huge. It just takes an astute venture capital partner who can help you navigate the complexities, paired with your own healthcare expertise. Join this webinar to learn how VC partnerships can help you navigate through the regulations and complicated nature of healthcare, and get your startup thriving. By attending this webinar, you’ll: * Learn what it takes for a startup to be successful in the highly complex and regulated healthcare industry * Gain perspective from established health tech CEOs * Understand the importance of having a strategic VC in an industry like healthcare * See what VCs are looking for in the healthcare and health tech categories Speakers: * Mike McSherry, CEO of Xealth * Daniel Galles, Partner, Providence Ventures * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat Sponsored by Providence Ventures

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AI-powered location: A step closer to the future?

10:00am PDT Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

By leveraging the power of the cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, mapping devices are getting smarter over time, recognizing patterns and farming insight from contextualized data. And that means smart cities and data-based Location of Things navigation is becoming a reality. Cities can analyze and improve congested traffic. Freight companies with connected trucks can better manage logistics, optimize fleets, and track customer engagement. And cars will learn to make split-second decisions on our behalf, making the call on turning left or hitting the breaks when it recognizes a pedestrian is in the crosswalk. To find out more about how cloud-based, AI-powered location technology is creating the highly accurate and always up-to-date maps that can revolutionize everything from autonomous cars to connected cities, don’t miss this VB Live event! In this webinar you'll learn: * How to leverage the power of the cloud, AI, and machine learning across devices by contextualizing location data in real time * Understand the role of location-based data mapping in the "Location of Things" * The application of data-enriched mapping to industries like retail and automotive * How "Location of Things" powered by geographical data can be used to connect autonomous driving, smart mobility, and smarter cities Speakers: * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat More speakers coming soon! Sponsored by TomTom

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Can AI and chatbots really transform customer support?

10:00am PDT Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

The most accessible way to leverage the explosion in artificial intelligence is chatbots. Big brands like Sephora and KLM have implemented them to streamline customer service and increase positive engagement. The chatbot resolves half of the company's thousands of daily customer support questions in five minutes or less. Chatbots are changing the way companies and customers interact, as consumers grow more and more comfortable with messaging -- look at the two billion-plus conversations consumers have with companies via Facebook messenger every month. Find out how to create a powerful, engaging human-to-AI agent experience that customers expect -- as well as implement the seamless handoff to a human customer service agent when the issue turns out to be complex, with this VB Live event. You’ll dive right into the chatbot phenomenon, and leave with actionable ideas on implementing AI-powered customer support. Attend this webinar to learn: * The real truth about AI and customer service * How big brands are using AI and chatbots to resolve customer issues more quickly and effectively * How bots and humans can work together to optimize customer support * How to assess whether your organization is bot-read Speakers: * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat More speakers coming soon...

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