The Invero Show is a showcase of thought leadership from the Invero team, our customers and our partners. The goal is to provide the world with access to valuable shared knowledge about the Microsoft cloud ecosystem. If you have topic ideas that you would like to see us cover on a future show, please email inveroshow@inverodigital.com

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Upcoming Episodes

Microsoft FY25 – Program & License Updates

Thursday, September 12, 2024 @ 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

Invero’s very own, Stephanie Yackimec will provide a comprehensive overview of any changes to Microsoft programs and licensing that has been announced as part of their Fiscal Year 2025.

Azure FinOps – How to operate your Azure environment like a finely tuned machine

Thursday, October 31, 2024 @ 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

Join us for an insightful webinar on Azure FinOps. Discover the key strategies and best practices to optimize your Azure spend and ensure your cloud infrastructure operates at peak efficiency. Learn from industry experts as they share their experiences and guide you through the essential steps to achieve financial accountability in the cloud. Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your Azure operations and drive cost-effective results for your business.

In this session, we will delve into the intricacies of Azure FinOps, exploring how to leverage tools and frameworks to monitor and manage your cloud costs effectively. Gain practical knowledge on implementing governance and control mechanisms, and understand how to align your cloud investments with business objectives. Whether you’re a CTO, cloud architect, or IT finance manager, this webinar will equip you with the actionable insights needed to run your Azure environment like a well-oiled machine.

Data Classification – Getting Your Data in Order for AI

Thursday, December 5, 2024 @ 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

Embark on a journey to streamline your data for the age of AI with our upcoming webinar. This session is designed to help you understand the importance of data organization and how it lays the foundation for successful AI implementation. Our experts will guide you through the best practices of data classification, ensuring that your data is primed and ready for advanced analytics and machine learning processes.

In this episode of The Invero Show, we will cover the methodologies for categorizing data effectively, the tools that can assist in the process, and the impact of a well-structured data system on AI outcomes. Whether you’re a data scientist, IT professional, or business leader, this webinar will provide you with the knowledge to harness the full potential of your data. Join us to learn how to get your data in order, and take the first step towards unlocking the transformative power of AI for your organization.

Microsoft Fabric – What’s it going to do for me? How do I license it? How do I get started

Thursday, January 16, 2025 @ 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

Discover the transformative capabilities of Microsoft Fabric in this episode of The Invero Show. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of Microsoft Fabric, showcasing how it provides a unified data platform for end-to-end analytics. Learn about how Fabric encompasses data movement, processing, ingestion, transformation, real-time event routing, and report building.

We will delve into the specifics of getting started with Microsoft Fabric, including aspects related to Data Engineering, Data Factory, Data Science, Real-Time Analytics, Data Warehouse, and Databases. Whether you’re a seasoned IT professional or new to Microsoft’s ecosystem, this webinar will equip you with the essential knowledge to leverage Microsoft Fabric effectively. Join us to explore how Microsoft Fabric can revolutionize the way you work and drive productivity within your team.

Watch Past Episodes

Options Companies Have To Address Rising VMware Licensing Costs

Since the acquisition of VMWare by Broadcom, there has been lots of noise in the industry about licensing changes that are causing some customers to see their VMWare licensing costs rise significantly. Within our customer base, it has not been uncommon to see these costs rise by 3 times, but there have been documented cases of companies seeing 10 times if they were buying their licensing through the VMware Virtual Cloud Service Provider (VCSP) program.

In this episode of The Invero Show, we will explore a number of options that we are guiding customers on in order to keep their IT budgets in check. There is no reason why a company should just accept these cost increases as a normal course of business, there are options and it’s important to arm yourself with all of the information available before locking yourself into a potentially costly multi-year agreement with VMWare.

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Content Oversharing and GenAI / Copilot

The data that generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT and Copilot for Microsoft 365, can have access to is creating a data governance nightmare for organizations because they don’t know what sensitive data might get surfaced in GenAI responses to user prompts. This is not a new problem because data has been overshared for years, but the risks were far less than they are now with GenAI.

In this session you will learn what oversharing is, why it’s important and what you can do about it, and what you can do around preparedness to get up and running on Copilot quickly while managing risk at the same time. The solution isn’t to choose not to adopt GenAI due to any fears of the risks that this might bring to your organization because that could cause your company to fall behind the competition. This is a problem that can be solved.

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Responsible AI

A joint presentation and panel discussion with Microsoft and Invero
Explore AI opportunities and challenges in order to learn how to be responsible and compliant with data governance

Presented by Microsoft’s Nima Mahamoud (Data & AI Cloud Solution Architect) and Invero’s Lance Drozda (Data & Analytics Practice Lead) and hosted by Shawn Ambrose (Invero’s Chief Revenue Officer), this episode of The Invero Show dives deep into what Responsible AI means and the role Data Governance plays in preparing an organization for AI in general.

The presentation is followed by a great round table discussion that hits hard on the topics.

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Building an Innovation Culture through Application Modernization

Three panelists discuss how to create a culture of innovation through application modernization. The panelists were Mike Sparling, the COO and CTO of Multi-Health Systems, a global biotech company working in neuroscience, Mike Thibodeau, the App Innovation and AI Lead at Microsoft Canada, and Craig Slack, the founder and CTO of Invero, a Microsoft partner that specializes in cloud solutions. The episode was hosted by Shawn Ambrose, Invero’s Chief Revenue Officer.

The panelists shared their insights and experiences on how to transform legacy applications, leverage AI and cloud technologies, to empower teams to experiment and collaborate. They also gave some advice and tips on how to foster a culture of innovation, embrace help from partners, and pilot and test new solutions with customers. The show includes a presentation by Mike Thibodeau on Microsoft’s view of innovation, followed by a facilitated panel discussion between each of the guest speakers.

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Microsoft’s Copilot and Generative AI – Options, Licensing Models, Use Cases and Next Steps

Achieve clarity and guidance around Microsoft Copilot & Azure OpenAI. Learn about licensing options and costs, how Copilot compares to OpenAI and other Generative AI options.

Speakers include Craig Slack, Invero’s CTO and Stephanie Yackimec, Invero’s Licensing Practice Lead.

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Azure Cost Optimization

Learn how to optimize your Azure resources and virtual machines without making any changes to the architecture of your environment, presented by Invero’s Microsoft Licensing Practice Lead, Stephanie Yackimec.

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