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Contest > Software Testing > India Testing League 2018

15 Feb

About India Testing League 2018:

The 6th edition of the annual corporate quiz contest India Testing League is back!! Purpose of this contest is to identify India’s most knowledgeable Testers. This year, we have revised the topics to make it a little more fun and competitive. Will you bring laurel to your organization and to yourself?

India Testing League will be organized by UNICOM & KPMG.

Over 2000 IT professionals from 400+ companies in India and abroad would be participating, with experience ranging from 2 years to 20 years.

Winners of India Testing League 2017, 2016, 2015:

ITL 2017 Winners:

Winners: Rapid Value- Adarsh and Abhilash

Frist Runners-Up: ZEQA from ZEOMEGA- Priya and Darshan

Second Runners-Up: Test Diva from Manhattan Associates- Pratibha and Bharti

2016 Winners:

Winners: Mrinal Chatterjee & Dipan Lahiri from Tech Mahindra

Frist Runners-Up: Vivek C B & Renjith R Nair from RapidValue Solutions

Second Runners-Up: Ramyashree Gowda & Shivakumar Balur from Samsung Research India

2015 Winners:

Winners: Roopesh & Athuliya from Manhattan Associates

Frist Runners-Up: Arun & Sudip from Zyme Solutions

Second Runners-Up: Baishampayan Roy & Anisha Maitra from TCS

List of Topics that will be covered:

Manual Testing
Test Automation
Agile Testing
Mobile App Testing
Device Testing
Testing Tools
Test Management
Test Processes
Test Strategy

Link: http://www.unicomlearning.com/india-testing-league-2018.html

Qualifier Round 1: Online on May 23, 2018 – Duration 30 Mins [Time: 4:00-4:30 PM] FREE

Link to take the quiz would be sent to nominees via email 2 days before the quiz

Quiz can be taken from anywhere – office/ home/ browsing centers, etc.

This round will be for 30 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions

Questions have been designed to be generic covering all areas of Testing. Most delegates will find questions to be easy.

Based on performance selected teams will be qualified for Round 2.

Only top 10% candidates will be selected for Semi-Finals.

Selected Candidates will be informed via Email & will have to pay a nominal fee of INR 15,000+ GST per team to participate in semi-finals. This fee includes a Complimentary pass for World Conference Next Generation Testing 2018, Bangalore (Only Day 1).

Semi-Finals in Bangalore at the conference venue on 19thJuly(08:00 am to 08:30 am) PAY.

Format – Pen and Paper based quiz.

This round will be for 40 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions.

Top 4 teams will go to finals.

Certificates will be provided to all semi-finalists.

Finals with 4 Teams in Bangalore at the conference venue on 19th July (Time 4:30 PM to 5:00PM).

Format – Oral quiz to be held on stage.

Quiz will have Audio and Video Rounds/Multiple Choice with live scoring. Contest Format will be explained at the beginning.

This round will be for 40 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions.

Result will be announced at the Venue by 5.30 PM. Winners and Runners-Up Teams will be given Prizes by our Chief Guest.

What’s the Best Testing Team taking home?

Winning Team – SmartWatch, Gold Certificates and Gold Medal to both players in the team.

First Runner-Up Team – Silver Certificate and Silver Medal to both players in the team.

Second Runner-Up Team – Bronze Certificate and Bronze Medal to both players in the team.

Winners shall be felicitated with the awards on the same day of the conference in Bangalore at the World Conference Next Generation Testing 2018, Bangalore.

More:http://www.unicomlearning.com/india-testing-league-2018.html

 

IoT Olympiad 2018

14 Feb

About IoT Olympiad 2018:
The 3rd edition of the annual corporate quiz contest IoT Olympiad is back!! Purpose of this contest is to identify India’s most knowledgeable Technology Manager. This year, we have revised the topics to make it a little more fun and competitive. Will you bring laurel to your organization and to yourself?

IoT Olympiad will be organized by UNICOM in 2018.

Over 1100 IT professionals from 300+ companies in India and abroad would be participating, with experience ranging from 5 years to 20 years.

Link:http://www.unicomlearning.com/iot-olympiad-2018.html

List of Topics that will be covered in IoT Olympiad 2018:

Embedded Software
Embedded C++
Embedded Hardware
IoT in Manufacturing
IoT in Retail/Ecommerce
IoT & Future of Connected Automobile
IoT & Smart Homes
IoT & Smart Cities
IoT in Energy/Utilities
IoT in Smart Buildings
IoT in Healthcare & Personal Fitness
IoT in Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics

Game Plan:

Qualifier Round 1: Online, 07th March, 2018 – Duration 30 Mins [Time: 4:00-4:30 PM] FREE

A Team of 2 Persons needs to Register.
Link to take the quiz would be sent to nominees via email 2 days before the quiz
Quiz can be taken from anywhere – office / home / browsing centres, etc.
This round will be for 30 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions
Questions have been designed to be generic covering all areas of IoT. Most delegates will find questions to be easy.
Based on performance selected teams will be qualified for Round 2.
Selected Candidates will be informed via Email & will have to pay a nominal fee of INR 15,000+ GST per team to participate in semi-finals. This fee includes Complimentary pass for IoT Summit 2018, Bangalore.

Semi-Finals in Bangalore at the conference venue (08:00 am to 08:30 am) PAY

Format – Pen and Paper based quiz.
This round will be for 40 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions
Top 04 teams will go to finals.
Certificates will be provided to all semi-finalists

Finals with 4 Teams in Bangalore at the conference venue (Time 4:30 PM to 5:00PM)

Quiz will have Audio and Video Rounds/Multiple Choice with Live scoring. Contest Format will be explained at the beginning.
This round will be for 40 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions
Result will be announced at the Venue by 5.30 PM. Winners and Runners-Up Teams will be given Prizes by our Chief Guest.

What’s the Best IoT Team taking home?

Winning Team – Gold Certificates and Gold Medal to both players in the team
First Runner Up Team – Silver Certificate and Silver Medal to both players in the team
Second Runner Up Team – Bronze Certificate and Bronze Medal to both players in the team
Winners shall be facilitated with the awards on the same day of conference in Bangalore at the World IoT Summit.

Who is eligible for IoT Olympiad’2018?

Anyone who is professionally involved in IoT Technology/Any Sector related to IoT Technology (at all roles) is eligible(Student/Fresher is not eligible)
Is there any participation fee?

There is no participation fee to take Qualifier Round.
Teams get selected for the Finals need to pay INR 15,000 + GST per team as participation fee. This fee includes Attendance @ Semi-Finals and Finals (selected teams).

How to Enrol for IoT Olympiad’2018?

Corporate & Non Corporate Nomination :

A Team* of two needs to enrol together by sending an email to contact@unicomlearning.com with following details of each participant:
Team Name | Full Name | Email Id | Phone Number | Company Name | Designation | Team name | Comments (If Any)
*More than one team can be nominated by a company

http://www.unicomlearning.com/iot-olympiad-2018.html

 
 

GARP | ERP Training

02 Feb

ABOUT THE TRAINING
Why ERP ® ?

As global energy markets become increasingly interconnected and awareness of the importance of risk management grows, it is important to distinguish yourself and your ability to add value to an organization. Earning the ERP ® signals to employers that you are committed to the energy industry and risk management, and that your knowledge of the physical and financial energy markets has been validated against industry standards. By joining the ERP ® community, you will become part of an elite group of skilled professionals sought after and employed by leading global energy companies, financial institutions, commodity trading firms, consulting firms, and market regulators.

More info: http://www.unicomlearning.com/ERP_2018/

Write to us: contact@unicomlearning.com

To help you pass the ERP ® exam we have below offerings:

Energy Risk Professional (ERP ®) Instructor Led Online Training
Energy Risk Professional (ERP ®) Online self-learning sessions
Energy Risk Professional (ERP ®) Practice Test series

ERP® Certification
The highest professional designation for energy risk management.

ERP CERTIFICATION:
The Energy Risk Professional (ERP) is the first globally recognized designation for energy market professionals. The ERP designation signals a mastery of the knowledge and tools required to successfully navigate the challenges of the rapidly changing energy markets. ERPs are employed globally by oil and gas companies, crude oil refinders, power generators, electric and gas utility companies, commodity trading firms, investment banks, consulting firms with energy practices, and regulatory agencies.

EARNING THE DESGINATION:
The ERP Certification signifies an energy professional’s ability to identify and measure risk across the energy value chain. Developed by leading energy practictioners, the course links practical, real-world knowledge of energy commodity markets with an understanding of price formation, financially traded energy products, and tools used to assess and manage energy risk

ENERGY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Comprised of senior practitioners and academics in the field, Energy Oversight Committee oversees the creation of the Exam and program content.

Dr. Lawrence Austen, Trafigura
Ben Baglin, ERP EDF Trading
Stuart Chaplin, Shell Trading and Supply
Gordon E. Goodman, NRG Energy
Dr. Vince Kaminski, Rice University
Glenn Labhart, EOC Chairman Labhart Risk Advisors
Alessandro Mauro, MKS (Switzerland) SA
Peter J. O’Neil, Ancher Daniels Midland
Dr. John Parsons, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jonathon C. Stein, Hess Corporation
Andrew Sunderman, Direct Energy
Dr. Chris Strickland, Lacima Group
Dr. Glen Swindle, Scoville Risk Partners
Gary Taylor, British Petroleum

1.ERP Exam Part I
4 hours/80 Questions

2.ERP Exam Part II
4 hours/60 Questions

3.Demonstrate 2 years
Related Work Experience

4.Mandatory Continuing
Education 40 hours/2 years

BY THE NUMBERS:
There are currently more than 1,400 practicing ERPs across 75 countries

Nearly 1,800 candidates have registered for the ERP exam in 2016.

ERPs are employed by more than 140 companies around the world.

More than 90% of candidates who sat for the ERP Exam since 2009 have indicated they would recommend the ERP Program to a friend or colleague.

Creating a Culture of Risk Awareness®
The ERP program is administered by The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), the only internationally recognized organization dedicated to the education and certification of risk professionals. GARP’s mission is to elevate the practice of risk management at all levels, setting the global standard for the industry through independence, expertise, and leadership. As the energy industry expands, the global ERP community continues to grow, matching the market’s demand for more highly skilled risk professionals.

Link: http://www.unicomlearning.com/ERP_2018/

SYLLABUS
Physical Energy Market Topics (Part I Syllabus)

Comprehending the Coal Industry

Emission Trading Markets and Regulations

European Power Markets and Infrastructure

Gas Markets and Deregulation

Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production

Introduction to the Oil Industry

Introduction to the Power Industry

North American Power Markets

Oil Storage Overview

Overview of the Global LNG Market

Overview of the Natural Gas Industry

Overview of the Natural Gas Value Chain

Overview of the Oil Value Chain

Overview of the Renewables Industry

Petroleum Refining Made Easy

Financial Energy Market and Risk Management Topics (Part II Syllabus)

Online Courses

Hedging with Futures and Options

Introduction to Commodity Derivatives

Introduction to Derivative Markets and Trading

Introduction to Forwards and Swaps

Introduction to Trading Risk Control

Oil Pricing Mechanisms

Petroleum Products Trading

Understanding Commodity Risk

Understanding the Value-At-Risk Concept

Using Weather Derivatives

Link: http://www.unicomlearning.com/ERP_2018/

Instructor Led Online Training
ABOUT THE TRAINING

48 Hours of Instructor Led Online training covering the entire syllabus of May 2018. This training is delivered via Citrix Go To Training.

2 Practice Tests with 80 questions for Part I and 60 questions for Part II
These tests will give you the feeling of D-Day.

Recorded Sessions access- 24*7 Till May 2018 examination
Our online training is recorded and we share this with you for your revision purposes.
You can use this if you have missed the training for any reason or would like to revise what you have learnt.

Doubt clearing session
Dedicated doubt clearing session for each portion.

Study Group
ERP ® preparation is incomplete without a study group. We help you create a study group with people from different parts of the world preparing to pass the examination at the first go.

What you need to attend this training?
A Broadband Connection (256 Kbps Minimum)
Audio Equipment: Headset (Recommended)

Training Date for May 2018 ERP ® Exam

Part I Training Dates
03 March 2018
04 March 2018
10 March 2018
11 March 2018
17 March 2018
18 March 2018

Part II Training Dates
31 March 2018
01 April 2018
07 April 2018
08 April 2018
14 April 2018
15 April 2018

28 April 2018 Doubt Clearing Session – Part I (2 hours)
29 April 2018 Doubt Clearing Session – Part II (2 hours)

P.S. The duration of the training each day would be 4 hours. 8 PM to 12 AM/Midnight IST

Local Time :
India UK New York Saudi Arabia Ghana Netherlands
7:45 PM 2:15 PM 9:15 AM 5:15 PM 2:15 PM 3:45 PM
8:00 PM 2:30 PM 9:30 AM 5:30 PM 2:30 PM 3:30 PM
12:00 AM 6:30 PM 1:30 PM 9:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM

PRACTICE TEST 1 – Part I (Access to this test will be given as per your choice)
PRACTICE TEST 2 – Part II (Access to this test will be given as per your choice)

Reach us at: contact@unicomlearning.com for more info.

Link: http://www.unicomlearning.com/ERP_2018/

 
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Blockchain Summit Singapore

29 Jan

Blockchain Summit Singapore -February 22, 2018

This conference brings together Block Chain technologists in the finance sector, regulators, industry commentators, computer science researchers and others involved in financial innovation; these experts explore some of the technology and the many applications of Block chain in Financial Services in Singapore.

Conference Link: http://www.unicomlearning.com/Blockchain_Summit_Singapore_2018/


#StayAHEADwithUNICOM

National banks and regulators, exchanges and investment banks across the world are taking seriously the financial innovation of distributed ledger or block chain technology. The block chain, aka Trust Machine underpins “crypto currencies” such as Bitcoin; but it goes beyond digital money. It provides a shared, trusted, public ledger that everyone can inspect, but no single user controls. It is at the cusp of revolutionising international money transfers, trade finance, syndicated lending and collateral management, among other applications. As it allows for almost instantaneous payments and settlement, the potential impact on the role of traders, quants and other financial technologists cannot be underestimated.

Who will use the blockchain?
As web infrastructure, you don’t need to know about the blockchain for it to be useful in your life.

Currently, finance offers the strongest use cases for the technology. International remittances, for instance. The World Bank estimates that over $430 billion US in money transfers were sent in 2015. And at the moment there is a high demand for blockchain developers.

The blockchain potentially cuts out the middleman for these types of transactions. Personal computing became accessible to the general public with the invention of the Graphical User Interface (GUI), which took the form of a “desktop”. Similarly, the most common GUI devised for the blockchain are the so-called “wallet” applications, which people use to buy things with Bitcoin, and store it along with other cryptocurrencies.

Transactions online are closely connected to the processes of identity verification. It is easy to imagine that wallet apps will transform in the coming years to include other types of identity management.

EVENT LOCATION
RAMADA AND DAYS HOTELS
SINGAPORE AT ZHONGSHAN PARK
Address:16 Ah Hood Rd, Singapore 329982

contact@unicomlearning.com

Register here: http://www.unicomlearning.com/Blockchain_Summit_Singapore_2018/

 
 

Contest >Blockchain Tussle 2018

08 Jan

About Blockchain Tussle 2018:
The 1st edition of the annual corporate quiz contest Blockchain Tussle is here!! Purpose of this contest is to identify India’s most knowledgeable professional in Blockchain. The topics will be generic to make the contest fun and competitive. Will you bring laurel to your organization and to yourself?

Blockchain Tussle will be organized by UNICOM in 2018.

Over 1250 IT professionals from 350+ companies in India and abroad would be participating, with experience ranging from 1 year to 20 years.

List of Topics that will be covered in Blockchain Tussle 2018:

Blockchain Overview
Crypto Currency
Bitcoin
Ethereum
MultiChain
BigChainDB
Hyperledger
R3 Corda

Visit here for more info: http://www.unicomlearning.com/blockchain-tussle-2018.html

Game Plan:

Qualifier Round 1: Online on February 08, 2018 – Duration 30 Mins [Time: 4:00-4:30 PM] FREE

Link to take the quiz would be sent to nominees via email 2 days before the quiz
Quiz can be taken from anywhere – office / home / browsing centers, etc.
This round will be for 30 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions
Questions have been designed to be generic covering all areas of Blockchain. Most delegates will find questions to be easy.
Based on performance selected teams will be qualified for Round 2.
Selected Candidates will be informed via Email & will have to pay a nominal fee of INR 15,000+ GST per team to participate in semi-finals. This fee includes Complimentary pass for Blockchain Summit 2018, Bangalore.
Semi-Finals in Bangalore at the conference venue (08:15-08:45 AM) – PAY

Format – Pen and Paper based quiz.
This round will be for 40 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions
Top 04 teams will go to finals.
Certificates will be provided to all semi-finalists
Finals with 4 Teams in Bangalore at the conference venue (Time: 4:30-5:00 PM) – FREE

Format – Oral quiz to be held on stage
Quiz will have Audio and Video Rounds/Multiple Choice with Live scoring. Contest Format will be explained at the beginning.
This round will be for 40 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions
Result will be announced at the Venue by 5.30 PM. Winners and Runners-Up Teams will be given Prizes by our Chief Guest.
What’s the Best Olympiad Team taking home?

Winning Team – Gold Certificates and Gold Medal to the winners
First Runner Up Team – Silver Certificate and Silver Medal to both players in the team
Second Runner Up Team – Bronze Certificate and Bronze Medal to both players in the team
Winners shall be facilitated with the awards on the same day of conference in Bangalore at the Blockchain Summit 2018.
Who is eligible for Blockchain Tussle 2018?

Anyone who is professionally involved in Blockchain(at all roles)is eligible
Student/Fresher is not eligible

Is there any participation fee?

There is no participation fee to take Qualifier Round.
Teams get selected for the Finals need to pay INR 15,000 + GST per team as participation fee. This fee includes Attendance @ SemiFinals and Blockchain Summit 2018.

How to Enrol for Blockchain Tussle’2018?

Corporate Nomination :

A Team* of two needs to enrol together by sending an email to contact@unicomlearning.com with following details of each participant:
Team Name | Full Name | Email Id | Phone Number | Company Name | Designation | Team name | Comments (If Any)
*More than one team can be nominated by a company
Non-Corporate Nomination :

If your company is not nominating you and your friend, then you can still nominate your team
A Team* of two needs to enrol together by sending an email to contact@unicomlearning.com with following details of each participant:
Team Name | Full Name | Email Id | Phone Number | Company Name | Designation | Team name | Comments (If Any)

Visit here for more info & Register here:http://www.unicomlearning.com/blockchain-tussle-2018.html

 
 

Analytics Olympiad 2018

20 Dec

 Analytics And Big Data

About Analytics Olympiad 2018

The 5th edition of the biannual corporate quiz contest on Analytics, Analytics Olympiad 2018 is back!!. Purpose of this contest is to identify India’s most knowledgeable Analytics Professionals. This year, the format has changed with a different list of topics. Will you bring laurel to your organization and to yourself?

Analytics Olympiad will be organized by UNICOM in 2018.

Over 5000 IT professionals from 1000+ companies in India and abroad would be participating, with experience ranging from 6 months to 25 years and professionals in Analytics

Analytics Olympiad 2017 Winners

1st Prize – Team Brillians –Rajiv Chemudupati & Vadiraj Deshpande, Brillio Technologies

2nd Prize– Team Knowledge Seekers- Mayank Goel & Anushree Maheshwari, Vodafone

3rd Prize – Team Livewire, Anupama Gangadhar & Chiranjiv Roy, Mercedes Benz R & D India

Site Link:http://www.unicomlearning.com/analytics-olympiad-2018.html

Analytics Olympiad 2016 Winners

1st Prize – dh Team -5-Santanu Paul, Data Scientist & Satendra Kumar, Analysis Manager, Dunnhumby India IT Services Pvt Ltd Gurgaon

2nd Prize – SAPHans, Harshil Singhal, Associate Business Process Consultant & Lavanya Lakshmi, Business Process Consultant, SAP,Bangalore

Analytics Olympiad 2015 Winners

1st Prize – Rama Gurubaran V, Business Analysis Sr Analyst, Dell Bangalore

2nd Prize – Anuradha D Shenoy, Manager, Information Systems, BPCL Ltd. Mumbai

3rd Prize – Vinesh Gaonakr, Business Analysis Advisor, Dell Bangalore

List of Topics that will be covered in Analytics Olympiad:

Analytics
Big data
Business analytics
Business Intelligence
Complex event processing
Data mining
Data presentation architecture
Learning analytics
Statistics
Game Plan:

Qualifier Round 1: Online on Feb 09, 2018 – Duration 30 Mins [Time: 4:00-4:30 PM] FREE

Link to take the quiz would be sent to nominees via email 2 days before the quiz
Quiz can be taken from anywhere – office / home / browsing centres, etc.
This round will be for 30 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions
Questions have been designed to be generic covering all areas of Analytics. Most delegates will find questions to be easy.
Based on performance selected teams will be qualified for Round 2.
Selected Candidates will be informed via Email & will have to pay a nominal fee of Rs 15,000+GST per team to participate in semi-finals. This fee includes Complimentary pass for India Analytics Summit 2018.

Semi-Finals in Bangalore (08:00 am to 08:30 am) PAY

Format – Pen and Paper based quiz.

This round will be for 40 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions

Top 4 teams will go to finals.

Certificates will be provided to all semi-finalists

Finals with 4 Teams in Bangalore (Time 4:30 PM to 5:00PM) in Bangalore

Format – Oral quiz to be held on stage

Quiz will have Audio and Video Rounds with Live scoring. Contest Format will be explained at the beginning.

This round will be for 40 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions and 2 Situational and Subjective Questions

Result will be announced at the Venue by 5.30 PM. Winners and Runners-Up Teams will be given Prizes by our Chief Guest.

What’s the Best Analytics Team taking home?

Winning Team – Gold Certificates and Gold Medal to both players in the team

First Runner Up Team – Silver Certificate and Silver Medal to both players in the team

Second Runner Up Team – Bronze Certificate and Bronze Medal to both players in the team

Winners shall be facilitated with the awards on the same day of conference in Bangalore at the India Analytics Summit.

Register here or More details: http://www.unicomlearning.com/analytics-olympiad-2018.html

 
 

Analytics And Big Data-(Business Analytics with R – Instructor-led Online Training)

05 Dec

Analytics And Big Data
Business Analytics with R – Instructor-led Online Training

Visit us for more info & Register here:
http://www.unicomlearning.com/business-analytics-with-r.html

 

Blockchain will kill the traditional firm

06 Nov

Whereas previous generations of technology delivered the same objectives faster, Blockchain has the potential to entirely change how businesses function

Blockchain Melbourne Summit, Blockchain conference

Blockchain and associated ‘initial coin offerings’ (ICO) are receiving increasing attention from companies, governments, venture capitalists and developers alike. Often viewed as a radical new technology that can redefine everything from financing for entrepreneurs to management of supply chains, Blockchain has attracted as many supporters as sceptics. But little real economic work has yet been done on Blockchain ­– so in this article, I’m going to discuss two main economic implications that myself and my colleague Dr Zeynep Gurguc have been investigating deeply: 1) the impact of Blockchain on the boundaries of the firm, and 2) the impact on entrepreneurial finance through ICOs.

We may best view blockchain as the continuation of a process of digitalisation within the global economy that has been ongoing since the 1960s. While previous digital technologies have been applied to improve business processes, they have generally been aimed at delivering the same objectives faster, e.g. the digitalising of back office services. As RH Coase put it in 1937, “innovations such as the telephone and telegraph, which tend to bring the factors of production nearer together, by lessening spatial distribution, tend to increase the size of the firm”. Previous generations of technology were therefore about the faster and more secure exchange of information. It is without doubt that digital technologies have in many cases enabled the ‘hollowing out’ of the firm, but continued the increasing reach of multinational organisations at lower costs.

Register below if u want to attend Blockchain conference in Melbourne
http://www.unicomlearning.com/2017/Blockchain_Summit_Melbourne/

Blockchain, meanwhile, is about the exchange of value; it is intended to enable individuals to exchange currency and other assets with one another without relying on a third party to manage the contracts and transactions. Many people discuss blockchain from the perspective of ‘removing intermediaries’, citing examples such as bitcoin, which removes the need for central banks and shows trust in a currency can instead be created through a distributed network of nodes. Transactions are ‘trusted’ by the implementation of radical transparency: every transaction is publicly verifiable, and protected by cryptography and the solving of complex mathematical problems.

Newer implementations of blockchain such as Ethereum and Hyperledger offer companies and individuals the ability to create ‘contracts’ with one another, in principle reducing transaction costs and enabling a multitude of new business models to be created rapidly and in some cases dynamically or on the fly. Most importantly, these contracts can be established between individual creators and workers – not just large companies.

Blockchain presents us with something a little different from previous generations of technology therefore: the opportunity for entrepreneurs to work as individuals and coordinate economic exchanges of work and currency with one another in even large scale projects rather than needing the boundary of a ‘firm’ at all. Entrepreneurial activity could be orchestrated via a blockchain through removing the complexity of multiple contract negotiations.

It is our belief that today’s economists may soon find themselves in the same situation as DH Robertson, Ronald Coase and Mrs Robinson: trying to ascertain how coordination activities are occurring in an emerging digital economy and carefully assessing how the “lumps of butter form in the milk” around blockchain-enabled services. As a result, we must constantly return to Mrs Robinson’s questions: 1) are our theories tractable, and 2) are they reflected in the real world?

While blockchain does not itself challenge the theories of transaction costs or the boundaries of the firm, we can certainly see the way the real world is managing them because of blockchain is under rapid change. The most efficient boundary of the firm is shifting and we may enter a period where the price mechanism can be handled cost efficiently at the level of the individual, rather than the level of the firm. This undoubtedly has an impact on when, how and why a government would regulate certain activities an area our group is working extensively on. We are already seeing governments struggling to respond to ICOs despite them already having a large impact on entrepreneurial financing.

Blockchain Summit Sydney.

ICOs are therefore attempting to redefine how individuals and companies develop and attract funding streams, with many people claiming it is a more egalitarian approach to venture capital finance. In the US, for example, VC financing is dominated by three main cities: Boston, New York and San Francisco. Funding is directed by groups of people who are usually white, middle aged men from a certain class of society – or “pale, male and stale”. Reports abound of women and people from minorities being excluded from receiving venture capital, exposing what could possibly be a selection bias.

Can ICOs therefore allow a more efficient distribution of resources through our society? There are two aspects to this: first, the distribution of entrepreneurial finance; and second, how tokens redistribute access to physical resources in the world.

First, blockchain and ICOs may help us with the selection bias applied by VCs; allowing people and ideas to be funded that would otherwise be left by the wayside. Similarities may be seen in the crowdfunding model, but ICOs permit direct access to working capital for those seeking funding. Governments, however, have started to regulate that ICOs that fail the Howey test must be regulated as securities. This leaves many in a complex situation: it means the tokens need to be treated mainly as ‘use tokens’, i.e. a unit of payment for a service that the ICO provides.

We may therefore be better viewing tokens and some ICOs as the redistribution of access to physical resources in a distributed manner. This, however, requires deep analysis of not just the technical protocols involved – which is what many start-ups are currently doing – but to also assess the impacts and delivery from an economic perspective. Happily, this is something my team are doing. In collaboration with Outlier Ventures, we are conducting a series of economic experiments that feed directly into token and protocol development. The result will be highly innovative and – most importantly – economically sustainable solutions to the challenges created by initial coin offerings.

Register below if u want to attend Blockchain Sydney Summit(conference)
http://www.unicomlearning.com/2017/Blockchain_Summit_Sydney/

 
 

SAFE� 4.5 PROGRAM CONSULTANT (SPC) (4 days Workshop)

24 Oct

Agile SAFE� 4.5 PROGRAM CONSULTANT (SPC) Workshop

Description
Build and execute the implementation rollout strategy of your organisation

Our SPC courses are delivered by one or two SPCT’s (SAFe Program Consultants Trainers). Our SPCT trainers have extensive SAFe experience with training and implementing SAFe at large organisations.

Become a leading agent for change—and enable your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you certify as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC). During this four-day course, you’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). You will learn how to effectively coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide you with the basis to teach SAFe to others. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in your enterprise.

Learning goals

After this course, you should be able to:

Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Empower with a Lean Portfolio
Align the organization to a common language and way of working
Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®
Act as a SAFe® 4 Lean-Agile Leader (SL) certifying agent

Passing the exam will provide you of:

One-year certified membership as an SPC4
Access to license the course materials needed to train aspiring SAFe® Agilists, SAFe® Practitioners, and SAFe® PM/POs
Access to no-cost license materials, videos, and artifacts that support launching Agile Release Trains
Inclusion in the SPC4 directory listing (optional)
SPC4 branding kit with the SPC certification mark
Access to the private SPC LinkedIn Group

If you do not pass for the exam and want to try it again, €250,- will be charged

http://www.unicomlearning.com/safe-1507009445.html

FOUR-DAY TRAINING PROGRAM
DAY 1 & 2: Leading SAFe®

Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
Understanding SAFe Principles
Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value
Leading a Lean-Agile Enterprise
Empowering a Lean Portfolio
Building Large Solutions

DAY 3 & 4: Implementing SAFe®

Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point
Designing the Implementation
Launching an ART
Coaching ART Execution
Extending to the Portfolio
Sustaining and Improving
Becoming an SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC)

Exam Details

Exam name – SAFe 4 Program Consultant Exam
Exam format – Multiple choice
Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
Exam access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Implementing SAFe 4.5 course
Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam
Number of questions – 60
Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75% pass rate)
Language – English
Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $250.
Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.

Exam Study Materials

The exam is designed to measure knowledge and skill related to the job role. We highly recommend candidates use a variety of resources to prepare for this exam including:

Course materials – The course materials are an essential artifact from the course and can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to refer back to the content that was presented during the class.
Study guide – This comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon course completion.
Practice test – A practice test will be available for this exam in 2017
Sample test – Download questions

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance

Audience

This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative.

Attendees typically include:

Professional Services Consultants
Business and Technology Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors
Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
Development, QA and IT management
Program and Project Managers
Product and Product Line Managers
Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance Personnel
Enterprise, System and Solution Architects
Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence, Agile Working Group

Prerequisites

All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SPC4 certification exam and operate in the field as a SAFe® Program Consultant.

Details

Type : Training
Period : 4 days
Training days : 14th, 15th, 16th & 17th of November 2017
Maximum number of participants : 40
Level : Master
Location : Bangalore
Language : English
Lunch included : Yes
Exam : Yes
Incompany : Yes
Payment methods : Invoice, iDEAL, CreditCard

Agile SAFE� 4.5 PROGRAM CONSULTANT (SPC) Workshop

 
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Data Storytelling with Visualization (workshop)

24 Oct

Data Storytelling with Visualization (workshop)

We love all things data, and we’re always on the lookout for with new ways to visualize the world around us. Occasionally, though, we need a little inspiration. These quotes inspire us, reminding us why visualization matters.

As data becomes increasingly ubiquitous, companies are desperately searching for talent with these data skills. LinkedIn recently reported data analysis is one of the hottest skill categories over the past two years for recruiters, and it was the only category that consistently ranked in the top 4 across all of the countries they analyzed. Interestingly, much of the current hiring emphasis has centered on the data preparation and analysis skills—not the “last mile” skills that help convert insights into actions. Many of the heavily-recruited individuals with advanced degrees in economics, mathematics, or statistics struggle with communicating their insights to others effectively—essentially, telling the story of their numbers.

The need for more data storytellers is only going to increase in the future. With the shift towards more self-service capabilities in analytics and business intelligence, the pool of people generating insights will expand beyond just analysts and data scientists. This new breed of data tools will make it easier for people across business functions to access and explore the data on their own. As a result, we’re going to see an unprecedented number of insights being generated within companies than ever before. However, unless we can improve the communication of these insights we will also see a poorer insight-to-value conversion rate. If an insight isn’t understood and isn’t compelling, no one will act on it and no change will occur.

http://www.unicomlearning.com/2017/Data_Visualisation_Summit_Bangalore/

It’s important to understand how these different elements combine and work together in data storytelling. When narrative is coupled with data, it helps to explain to your audience what’s happening in the data and why a particular insight is important. Ample context and commentary is often needed to fully appreciate an insight. When visuals are applied to data, they can enlighten the audience to insights that they wouldn’t see without charts or graphs. Many interesting patterns and outliers in the data would remain hidden in the rows and columns of data tables without the help of data visualizations.

Data visualization expert Stephen Few said, “Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.” Any insight worth sharing is probably best shared as a data story. The phrase “data storytelling” has been associated with many things—data visualizations, infographics, dashboards, data presentations, and so on. Too often data storytelling is interpreted as just visualizing data effectively, however, it is much more than just creating visually-appealing data charts. Data storytelling is a structured approach for communicating data insights, and it involves a combination of three key elements: data, visuals, and narrative.

Training

Training Name : Data Storytelling with Visualization

Date : 29th November, 2017

Pricing : INR 9,000 + GST

Agenda

Session Time
Visualization as a Data Story Telling technique 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
PowerBI – Getting Around
Demo / Teaser Session 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Connecting to a data file and Data Preparation
Basic reporting with different charts 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Bar, Pie, Line, Scatter, Bubble, Treemap, Funnel 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
DAX Commands 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Custom Visuals 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Power BI on Cloud and Quick Insights 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Workshop,Data Storytelling with Visualization