Search on top trends in technology (go ahead, give it a shot) and you’ll discover lists from industry analysts and luminaries featuring topics including AI-powered analytics, cloud migration, blockchain, streaming analytics and immersive technologies such as augmented reality and natural language processing. Once the realm of science fiction, these technologies are beginning to define the new digital enterprise. Their potential to improve organizational performance, expand access to data-backed insights, and help control costs are real, if not yet well understood. These topics are also central to the .conf19 Foundations track.
The .conf19 Foundations (a.k.a. Splunk Platform) track consists of more than 100 sessions with topics targeting Splunk newbies as well as Splunk ninjas. You’ll learn from the Splunkers who are responsible for building our flagship product and service, Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud. You’ll also engage with customers and partners who are using their ingenuity—powered by Splunk—to transform their organizations and their careers.
Just getting a session into the Foundations track is tough (the percent of submissions selected equals the acceptance rates at elite universities). All sessions are good, and yet a few topics stand out for me:
- Everyone should attend session FN2516 - What’s New with Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud.
- Looking to scale access to data-backed insights to team members who don’t understand SPL? Check out session FN1746, and ensure your organization is Getting the most out of Splunk Natural Language Platform.
- Curious about blockchain? Attend session FN1352 - Blockchain is Entering the Enterprise, See What Splunk is Doing and How You Can Leverage It, an interactive session detailing how to monitor the health, performance, and security of blockchain infrastructure.
- Considering a move to the cloud, be sure to attend session FN1452 - Splunk Autobahn: from Zero to Hero, and learn about this free, SaaS-based Splunk proof of value program enabling prospect customers to experience the value of Splunk using their real data in targeted use cases.
Oh my, I struggled to select four pre-show-favorite sessions. There are so many others featuring passionate speakers who are keen to demonstrate there are no limits to what you can accomplish with a data-backed mindset. Be prepared to engage the speakers, listen to their stories and learn new skills that will define your organization, as well as your career, in the next decade. Register for .conf19 now!
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