#splunkconf16 preview: IT Operations Track – Choose your own adventure!

Does anyone else remember the ‘choose your own adventure books’ from the 90s? I do, and this year’s #splunkconf16 has me almost as excited as getting a brand spankin’ new pile of books. Just kidding, 2016 user conference is going to be much, much better!

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(No, this is not an ITSI Glass Table)

 

Splunk .conf2016 is coming up fast, and everyone on the Splunk team is excited to head down to the happiest place on earth for this year’s user conference. Check out some key details below about the great sessions that will be featured in the Splunk IT Operations track this year at .conf 2016. This year, we’ve made it easy for you by parsing the sessions into some easy-to-follow tracks. Session speakers will be covering everything from how to drive critical business decisions to maximizing operational efficiencies to Splunk for DevOps to smarter IT analytics with Splunk IT Service Intelligence. Below we sort through ~200 sessions to find a series to attend based on your interests. So go ahead, choose your own adventure!

ITSI Beginner:

For Customers who are new to our premium solution offering for IT professionals, IT Service Intelligence. These sessions will give you an overview of how you can leverage IT Service Intelligence in your organization to make better business decisions.

  • Introduction to Splunk IT Service Intelligence with Alok Bhide, Principal Product Manager, Splunk Inc. and David Millis, Staff Architect, IT Operations Analytics, Splunk Inc
    • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:30am -11:15am AND Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1:10pm- 1:55pm
  • Earn a Seat at the Business Table with Splunk IT Service Intelligence with Erickson Delgado, Architect, Development Operations, Carnival Corporation and Juan Echeverry, Application Automation Engineer, Carnival Corporation, and Marc Franco, Manager, Web Operations, Carnival Corporation
    • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 11:35am-12:20pm
  • How Anaplan Used Splunk Cloud and ITSI to Monitor Our Cloud Platform with Martin Hempstock, Monitoring and Metrics Architect, Anaplan
    • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Modernizing Enterprise Monitoring at the World Bank Group Using Splunk It Service Intelligence with Michael Makar, Sr Manager, Enterprise Monitoring, World Bank Group
    • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 5:25pm-6:10pm
  • Splunk IT Service Intelligence: Keep Your Boss and Their Bosses Informed and Happy (and Still Have Time to Sleep at Night)! With Jonathan LeBaugh, ITOA Architect, Splunk
    • Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 2:35pm-3:20pm

ITSI Advanced:

For customers who are familiar with our premium solution offering for IT Professionals, IT Service Intelligence. These sessions will go into greater detail into the why, what, and how to maximize the productivity of your current or future IT Service Intelligence deployment.

  • Machine learning and Anomaly Detection in Splunk IT Service Intelligence with Alex Cruise, Senior Dev. Manager/Architect, Splunk and Fred Zhang, Senior Data Scientist, Splunk
    • Tuesday September 27, 2016 at 4:20pm- 5:05pm
  • An Ongoing Mission of Service Discovery with Michael Donnelly, ITOA Solutions Architect, Splunk and Ross Lazerowitz, Product Manager, Splunk
    • Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 11:20am-12:05pm
  • Anatomy of a Successful Splunk IT Service Intelligence Deployment with Martin Wiser, ITOA Practitioner, Splunk
    • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 12:40pm-1:25pm

IT Troubleshooting (and monitoring!):

For customers looking to learn more about Splunk for application management, Splunk to reduce costs and drive operational efficiencies, and how to get started with Splunk.

  • Splunk gone wild! Innovating a large Splunk solution at the speed of management with Kevin Dalian, Team Lead- Tools and Automation, Ford Motor Company and Glen Upreti, Professional Services Consultant, Sierra-Cedar
    • Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 11:20am-12:05pm
  • How MD Anderson Cancer Center Uses Splunk to Deliver World Class Healthcare When Patients Need it the Most with Ed Gonzalez, Manager- Web Operations, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Jeffrey Tacy, Senior Systems Analyst, MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 10:15am-11:00am
  • Splunking your Mobile Apps with Bill Emmett, Director, Solutions Marketing, Splunk, and Panagiotis Papadopoulos, Product Management Director, Splunk
    • Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 12:25pm-1:10pm
  • The Truthiness of Wire Data: Using Splunk App for Stream for Performance Monitoring with David Cavuto, Product Manager, Splunk
    • Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 12:25pm-1:10pm

DevOps and Emerging Trends:

Check out these sessions to learn more about how you can leverage Splunk within your organization to move to continuous delivery and implement a DevOps culture shift.

  • Biz-PMO-Dev-QA-Sec-Build-Stage-Ops-Biz: Shared Metrics as a Forcing Function for End-to-End Enterprise Collaboration with Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate, Splunk Inc
    • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 4:35pm-5:20pm
  • Splunks of War: Creating a better game development process through data analytics with Phil Cousins, Principal Software Engineer, The Coalition, Microsoft
    • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Puppet and Splunk: Better Together with CTO and Chief Architect, Puppet and Stela Udovicic, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Splunk
    • Tuesday September 27, 2016 at 4:20pm-5:05pm
  • Splunking the User Experience: Going Beyond Application Logs with Doug Erkkila, PAS Capacity Management Analyst, CSAA Insurance Group
    • Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 1:30pm-2:15pm
  • Data That Matters, A DevOps Expert Panel featuring Phil Cousins, Microsoft and Doug Erkkila, CSAA Insurance Group, and Deepak Giridharagopal, Puppet and Andi Mann, Splunk, and Sumit Nagal, Intuit, and Hal Rottenberg, Splunk
    • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1:10pm-1:55pm

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Buttercup and pals in the Seattle office are pumped for .conf

On top of these awesome sessions we have lined up, we’ll have 3 days of Splunk University Training, 70 technology partners presenting, over 4,000 splunk enthusiasts, and the Splunk search party. It’s not too late to register for .conf2016 and head down to Disneyworld!

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