.conf23: Asia Pacific Attendees Guide to the Must-Attend APAC Sessions

As an IT operations, application development, security manager or practitioner in the Asia Pacific region, attending industry conferences is vital to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, technologies, and best practices. Splunk's user conference .conf23 is our highly anticipated event for IT professionals looking to expand their knowledge and skills. In this blog post, I will be highlighting the top sessions from Asia Pacific that every manager and practitioner should attend during the Splunk event in fabulous Las Vegas. Get ready for a blend of informative sessions all curated by experienced speakers!

OBS2002C: From Zeros to Heroes – A Journey of Whole of Service Visibility in the Healthcare Sector

  • Hannan & Partners South Australia
  • Speakers: Jamie Armfield - Senior Manager, Hannan & Partners, Jaclyn Schapel - Consultant, Hannan & Partners, Jordan Trasente - Senior Manager, Cyber Security , Hannan & Partners

SA Health (South Australia) is at the forefront of Splunk implementation in a healthcare setting. This session will cover the rapid implementation ROI gained using agile methodology. Covering monitoring levels, integrating core and Splunk® IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) for investigations and consumer-driven user interface/user experience (UI/UX) for over 2000 stakeholders. We’ll share the steps to map out a complex healthcare environment with legacy systems, providing a real-time and proactive view for executives, showing this as a way forward to improve healthcare outcomes.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Roles: CIO, NOC Manager/Director, Product Owner/Product Manager
  • Products/Services: Splunk® Cloud Platform, Splunk® IT Service Intelligence, Splunk® Observability Cloud

OBS1397C: NSOC for Your OT & IT Government Services

  • Transport for NSW, Australia
  • Ravi Teja Prabhu Teja J. - Splunk Senior Manager, Transport for NSW

Let's discuss creating a resilient platform for network & security operations center (NSOC), for both operational technology (OT) and IT, covering all your key critical services of Government organizations. Using the Olly, Splunk® IT Service Intelligence and Splunk® Enterprise Security with logs, metrics, traces, events and notables, it is just a plug and play to get service availability in real-time. Learn how IT and OT assets can together form a strong business need and how these needs translate into a great value of knowns in a major incident management process.

  • Skill Level: Novice
  • Roles: NOC Manager/Director, Operations Manager, SOC Manager/Director
  • Products/Services: Splunk® Incident Intelligence, Splunk® Edge Hub, Splunk® IT Service Intelligence

OBS1389C: The Success Story of Full Observability Without Data Sampling: How Indonesia’s Biggest Fintech Unleashed the Power of End to End Observability

  • DANA Indonesia
  • Speakers: Reza Setiadi - SRE Manager, DANA Indonesia, Hardian Prakasa - Staff Engineer - Mobile Front End, DANA Indonesia

Join us to learn how Indonesia's Biggest Fintech achieved full observability without data sampling and revolutionised its software development practices. Breaking free from traditional approaches, they achieved 75% faster root cause analysis and improved system performance. Discover their success story and practical strategies for achieving full observability. Improve your software development practices and unleash the full potential of your systems.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Roles: Developer, Engineer, Director/VP Engineering, Operations Manager, SysAdmin, ITOps, Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)
  • Products/Services: Splunk® Application Performance Monitoring (APM), Splunk® Infrastructure Monitoring, Splunk® Real User Monitoring (RUM)

OBS1522B: Scale Observability With Splunk® Observability Cloud Metrics Platform

  • Atlassian Australia
  • Speakers: Paul Brown - Head of Observability, Atlassian,  Archana Padmasenan - Principal Product Manager, Splunk

Observability data can quickly grow out of control for organizations transitioning to cloud-native/microservice architectures. At this point, having scalable and high-performance time series databases for metrics is critical rather than just a convenience. Join the Splunk® Observability Cloud teams to learn more about the latest features that help you better manage and analyze observability data at scale and retain control of your costs.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Roles: Developer, Director/LOB Leader, Engineer, Director/VP Engineering, ITOps, Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)
  • Products/Services: Splunk® Infrastructure Monitoring, Splunk® Observability Cloud

OBS1768B: Making Your Observability Cloud Native With OpenTelemetry

  • Atlassian Australia
  • Speakers: Sean Marciniak - Software Engineer, Atlassian , Robert Castley - Staff Observability Solution Strategist, Splunk, Kyle Prins - Staff Platform Architect | IT & O11y, Splunk

Adopting OpenTelemetry within your organization can bring issues such as dealing with metric naming changes, rollout, and where to start. In this workshop, we will focus on using the Splunk® OpenTelemetry collector, starting with the fundamentals of configuring the receivers, processors, and exporters ready to use with the Splunk® Cloud Platform. The journey will take attendees from novices to being able to start adding custom components to help solve the business observability needs for their distributed platform.

This is an Interactive Workshop Session. Please bring your own laptop to dive into product use cases, walk through real scenarios and demo as you go. Attendance is capped based on content, and sessions will not be recorded.

  • Skill Level: Novice
  • Roles: Developer, SysAdmin, ITOps, Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)
  • Products/Services: OpenTelemetry, Splunk® Infrastructure Monitoring, Splunk® Observability Cloud

OBS1313B: Going Beyond Logs: How Splunk Customers Embraced Observability

  • Atlassian Australia
  • Speakers: Sean Marcinia - Software Engineer, Atlassian, Greg Leffler - Observability Practitioner Director, Splunk, German Valdez - Systems Engineer, Scripps Health, David Rutstein - Principal Cybersecurity Analyst, GE Digital

Join us for a panel discussion where Splunk customers describe their observability journeys, including: how and why to go beyond Splunk® Cloud Platform to Splunk® Observability Cloud, why Observability matters, and what additional benefits your business can get from adopting an observability practice.

  • Skill Level: Novice
  • Roles: Cloud Architect/Specialist, Director/LOB Leader, Engineer, Director/VP Engineering, Splunk Administrator, Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)
  • Products/Services: OpenTelemetry, Splunk® Cloud Platform, Splunk® IT Service Intelligence, Splunk® Observability Cloud

SEC1988C: How NTT DOCOMO, Japan's Largest Telecom Company, Rapidly Detects and Responds to Complex Fraud/Cyber-attacks With Advanced Security Platform

  • NTT DOCOMO, INC. Japan
  • Speakers: Keito Sasaoka - Security Engineer, NTT DOCOMO, INC., Sohsuke Kakehi - Senior Sales Engineer, Splunk

Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated every day. Rapid detection and response are critical to protect users and services. See how the NTT DOCOMO's SOC team made it possible with a simple SIEM using Splunk® Enterprise, ingesting huge authentication and payment transaction logs for advanced fraud detection and automated response in real-time. Also, show sophisticated cyber-attacks recently encountered. Learn one of the best practices with Splunk and SOC.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Roles: Security Analyst/Manager, SOC Manager/Director, Security Architect/Engineer
  • Products/Services: Splunk® Enterprise

PLA1553C: Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Edge Computing’s Role in Industry Innovation

  • LG Electronics Korea
  • Speakers: Daniel Cho - Vice President of AI & Big Data, LG Electronics, Young Cho - Telco / Manufacturing Industry Advisor, Splunk

In today's fast-paced business landscape, innovation is key to staying ahead of the competition. Discover how Splunk® Edge Hub disrupts traditional industry models and drives innovation with edge computing and AI. We will explore how Splunk Edge Hub enables organizations to go beyond data and automate physical operations. We will share real-world examples of companies that have successfully leveraged edge computing to gain a competitive edge and share insights on how you can do the same.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Roles: CTO, Cloud Architect/Specialist, Data Scientist/Analyst, Director/LOB Leader, Engineer, Director/VP Engineering, Operations Manager
  • Products/Services: Splunk® Edge Hub, Splunk® Enterprise

PLA1261C: Regain Control of Your Config: Managing Conf Files in Splunk® Cloud Platform Using Rest AP

  • Deloitte Australia
  • Speaker: Brett Adams - Cyber Analytics Specialist Director, Deloitte

Managing config files in Splunk Cloud Platform can be challenging without filesystem access or easy differentiation between default and local files. This breakout session will demonstrate overcoming these challenges using the Splunk platform REST API (application programming interface). Learn how to edit, copy, compare, and export your conf files directly from the Splunk® Web UI, enabling you to manage your files and regain control of your configurations easily.

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Roles: Developer, Splunk Administrator, Splunk Technical Champion
  • Products/Services: Splunk® Cloud Platform, Splunk® Enterprise

PLA1163C: Perfecting Perfmon and Other Metrics

  • Deloitte Australia
  • Speakers: Brett Adams - Cyber Analytics Specialist Director, Deloitte,
    Chris Younger - Consultant, Chris Younger Consulting

How much performance are you wasting on your performance monitoring data? Out-of-the-box, the way Splunk software collects Windows Perfmon data is extremely inefficient, especially when storing them as metrics, but they don’t have to be! Brett and Chris will explain how to easily reduce your perfmon ingest license and disk usage by 50 to 80%. The pair will also share how the same principles apply to many other types of metric data with real-world examples.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Roles: Splunk Administrator, Splunk Architect, ITOps
  • Products/Services: Splunk® Cloud Platform, Splunk® Enterprise

PLA1655C: SAP Resilience - Revolutionizing SAP Observability, Security and Business Service Insights. How the Splunk Platform is Changing the Game for SAP On-Prem, Cloud and SAAS Solutions

  • SoftwareONE Australia
  • Speakers: Pradeep Bhatt - Global Product Manager, SoftwareONE, Gene Kaalsen -  SAP Solution Strategist APAC, Splunk

Reduce cost and drive revenue by consolidating all SAP observability, security, compliance, integrations, and business operations monitoring into a single platform. With 13 SAP certifications and over 1,600 out-of-the-box use cases, gain full coverage with PowerConnect on the Splunk platform, Splunk® IT Service Intelligence and Splunk® Enterprise Security for all SAP® S/4HANA, NetWeaver advanced business application programming (ABAP), Java, Cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions like SAP® Ariba®, SuccessFactors®, Cloud Platform Integration (CPI), Business Technology Platform (BTP) and more.

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Roles: CIO, CISO, CTO, Director/LOB Leader, NOC Manager/Director, SOC Manager/Director, ITOps
  • Products/Services: Splunk® Cloud Platform, Splunk® Enterprise, Splunk® Enterprise Security, Splunk® IT Service Intelligence

And why not wrap up your Asia Pacific conference experience by Navigating the Seas of Vulnerability Management Using Splunk’s Unified Security Operations! In breakout session SEC1668B with Splunk Brisbane’s very own Ryan Lait and Dean Luxton as they showcase their App the Vulnerability Management Console for Enterprise Security. 

.conf23 promises a wealth of knowledge, networking opportunities, and tons of fun for security, IT Ops and App dev managers and practitioners. By attending these top sessions, you'll gain valuable insights into their journeys and adventures with Splunk. Take the chance to learn from Asia Pacific industry experts and peers, and make the most of this exciting conference experience. See you at .conf23!

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David became a Splunker in late 2021 with over 20 years of experience in Product Marketing, Channel and Sales. He has worked in Global, EMEA and APAC roles for some of the largest and most well-known IT vendors; from Small Business Operating Systems to Fault Tolerant Servers. 20 years, perhaps longer :) has seen a lot of change and the journey, so far, has been fantastic!

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