Former NSA CIO and CTO to Deliver Joint Security Keynote with Splunk CMO at .conf2013


Former NSA CIO and CTO to Deliver Joint Security Keynote with Splunk CMO at .conf2013

Keynote to Explore Impact of Big Data on Security; New Customer Presentations Are Revealed

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Splunk Inc. (NAS: SPLK) , the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced Prescott Winter, managing director, The Chertoff Group and former CIO and CTO, National Security Agency (NSA), and Steve Sommer, chief marketing officer, Splunk will deliver the security keynote at .conf2013, the fourth annual Splunk Worldwide Users' Conference. The joint presentation titled "How Big Data is Transforming Security" will address how new, more advanced software is transforming security intelligence at organizations around the world. The security keynote is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1 at 1:45 p.m. PT. Register now for .conf2013.

Winter, drawing upon his 27 years at NSA and current role as managing director working with former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, will address the technological revolution within industries and governments, while Sommer will outline how Splunk software empowers organizations to address the complex challenges identified by Winter.

"Technological innovation is driving a new wave of defensive tactics in cybersecurity," said Winter. "I am excited to have the opportunity to speak about this cyber-revolution at the Splunk Users' Conference and how companies like Splunk are reshaping the global conversation on protecting data, networks and intellectual property."

"As the lines between enterprise technology, data and government security blur, our goal is to continue innovating and leading the evolution of the security intelligence landscape," said Sommer. "This keynote will not only address what experts can expect from the latest developments in technology, but also how to best use Splunk software to realize strategic value as part of this larger puzzle."

.conf2013 is set for September 30-October 3 at The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas. This year's conference theme is "Your Data, No Limits" and will feature more than 130 sessions, with 9 speaking tracks and more than 40 customer presentations including:

Application Management: Jigesh Saheba, chief architect at ADP Innovations Labs - How ADP turns Big Data from Applications into Real-time Insights
Beyond IT: Ken Bantoft, co-founder of Satcom Integration - Business Analytics in Aviation
Big Data: Isaac Mosquera, director of mobile at ShareThis - Big Data Analytics for Mobile Apps
Cloud: Ted Knudsen, software engineer at Message Bus - Running a Virtualized Splunk Enterprise Infrastructure at Message Bus
Deploying Splunk: Mark Runals, senior security engineer at Ohio State University - From the Datacenter to the Dean's Office: The Ohio State University Splunk Roll-Out
Developing: Henri van den Bulk, enterprise architect at Denver Water - Service Health Dashboard
Security: Jesse Trucks, cyber security engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Automating Operational Intelligence: Stats and Summary Indexes

For a full list of all abstracts and speakers, go to the .conf2013 website.

Splunk is also accepting applications and will honor customers and partners in the Splunk Revolution Awards. The awards recognize individual Splunk users in various categories. For developers, Splunk is hosting a competition - the Splunk App Dev Contest - to recognize the groundbreaking projects users create using Splunk software. Apply for the contest here through August 30, 2013. For official rules, please click here.

The hashtag for .conf2013 is #splunkconf. Register now for .conf2013.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NAS: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk® software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming from the websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. 5,600 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain Operational Intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cybersecurity risk. Splunk Storm®, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations developing and running applications in the cloud.

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