The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Innovator discussion focuses on the growing complexity around multicloud managementand how greater accountability is needed to improve business impacts from all-too-common haphazard cloud adoption.

Stay with us to learn how new tools, processes, and methods are bringing insights and actionable analysis that help regain control over the increasing challenges from hybrid cloud and multicloud sprawl.

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Here to explore a more pragmatic path to modern IT deployment management is Harsh Singh, Director of Product Management for Hybrid Cloud Products and Solutions at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The interview is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect business trends discussion explores the reinforcing nature of Enterprise Architecture (EA) and agile methods.  

We’ll now learn how Enterprise Architects can embrace agile approaches to build competitive advantages for their companies. 

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To learn more about retraining and rethinking for EA in the Digital Transformation (DT) era, we are joined by Ryan Schmierer, Director of Operations at Sparx Services North America, and Chris Armstrong, President at Sparx Services North America. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect enterprise IT productivity discussion focuses on solving tactical challenges around security to unlock strategic operational benefits in the public sector.

For a large metropolitan borough council in South Yorkshire, England, an initial move to thwarting recurring ransomware attacks ended up a catalyst to wider IT infrastructure performance, cost, operations, and management benefits.

This security innovations discussion then examines how the Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council information and communications technology (ICT) team rapidly deployed malware protection across 3,500 physical and virtual workstations and servers. 

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Here to share the story of how that one change in security software led to far higher levels of user satisfaction -- and a heightened appreciation for the role and impact of small IT teams -- is Stephen Furniss, ICT Technical Specialist for Infrastructure at Barnsley Borough Council. The interview was conducted by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect business intelligence (BI) trends discussion explores the latest research and products that bring the power of people and machine intelligence closer together.

As more data becomes available to support augmented intelligence -- and the power of analytics platforms increasingly goes to where the data is -- the next stage of value is in how people can interact with the results.

Stay with us now as we examine the latest strategies for not only visualizing data-driven insights but making them conversational and even presented through a form of storytelling

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To learn more about making the consumption and refinement of analytics delivery an interactive exploit open to more types of users, we welcome Elif Tutuk, Head of Research at Qlik. The interview is conducted by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect digital business risk remediation discussion explores new ways companies can gain improved visibility, analytics, and predictive indicators to better assess the financial viability of partners and global supply chains.

Businesses are now heavily relying upon their trading partners across their supply chains -- and no business can afford to be dependent on suppliers that pose risks due to poor financial health.

We will now examine new tools and methods that create a financial health rating system to determine the probability of bankruptcy, default, or disruption for both public and private companies -- as much as 36 months in advance.

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To learn more about the exploding sophistication around gaining insights into supply-chain risk of a financial nature, please welcome Eric Evans, Managing Director of Business Development at RapidRatings in New York, and Kristen Jordeth, Go-to-Market Director for Supplier Management Solutions, North America at SAP Ariba. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect data disruption discussion focuses on why the rising tidal wave of data must be better managed, and how new tools are emerging to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to the rescue. 

Stay with us now as we learn how the latest AI innovations improve both data and services management across a cloud deployment continuum -- and in doing so set up an even more powerful way for businesses to exploit AI.

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 To learn how AI will help conquer complexity to allow for higher abstractions of benefits from across all sorts of analysis, we welcome Rebecca Lewington, Senior Manager of Innovation Marketing at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The interview is conducted by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions

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