The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

Artificial Intelligence technologies are possibly the most substantive and meaningful change to modern business. The ability to process large amounts of data with varying degrees of structure and form enables large leaps in insight to drive revenue and profit. Likewise, governments and civil society have significant opportunity for improvement of the lives of the populace. However, with the power that AI brings comes the risks of any technology innovation. This interactive session will cover some of the ethical issues that AI can bring. Attendees should expect to learn:

  • How making decisions at the speed of AI could be ethically challenging
  • Examples of how companies have structures to approach AI policy
  • The pitfalls of managing the human side of AI development
  • Potential legal implications of using AI to make decisions
  • Advice for addressing potential ethics issues before they are unsolvable

NVMe-oF: Looking Beyond Performance Hero Numbers
Thursday, March 25, 2021
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

When it comes to performance of NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) one should look beyond test results that demonstrate NVMe-oF’s dramatic reduction in latency. There are other, more important, questions that should be asked in order to understand the fabric’s real-world benefits. This webcast will attempt to answer questions beyond “it depends.”

Gain insights from an industry wide panel of NVMe and fabric technology experts as they discuss the thought process you can use to determine pros and cons of a fabric for your environment, including:

  • Use cases driving fabric choices
  • NVMe transports and their strengths
  • Industry dynamics driving adoption
  • Considerations for scale, security, and efficiency

Adapting Cloud Analytics for Practical Business Use
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

Start-up companies interested in using business analytics have a series of choices regarding different hardware, software, and services available in the cloud. The decision process for established companies, though, is more significant. Considering whether to use existing practices or start anew creates multiple decision points in any process. This SNIA webcast will feature views from both start-up and established companies on how to make the analytics decision. Attendees should expect to learn:

  • Real-world examples of the analytics decision process
  • How to use cloud resources in unique ways to accomplish business and engineering goals
  • Starting from the perspective of business requirements and developing technical metrics
  • Thoughts on when to start new vs. adapt existing analytics processes

Continuous Delivery: Cloud Software Done Right
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

In the world of cloud services development, it's necessary to gain an edge on the myriad of competition facing your product or service. Volume and variety are not just characteristics of cloud data, but also of the software needed to deliver accurate decisions. While a variety of software techniques exist to create effective development teams, sometimes it's worthwhile to look elsewhere for additional success factors. In this webcast, we'll be focusing on adapting some of the principles of modern manufacturing to add to the development toolbox. A Continuous Delivery methodology ensures that the product is streamlined in its feature set while building constant value to the customer via the cloud. Attendees will learn the following:

  • Structuring development and testing resources for Continuous Delivery
  • A flexible software planning cycle for driving new features throughout the process
  • A set of simple guidelines for tracking success
  • Ways to ensure new features are delivered before moving to the next plan